[cayugabirds-l] Caspians in Danby

2011-04-17 Thread Bill Evans
At 7:40AM this morning there were 14 CASPIAN TERNS foraging at Jennings Pond off Bald Hill Rd. in the Town of Danby. They weren't there yesterday late afternoon and they likely got caught in transit up from the mid-Atlantic by the wind shift last night -- I suspect there are such temporary

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden 17Apr11

2011-04-17 Thread Jay McGowan
Pretty quiet in Dryden today. Dryden Lake still has large numbers of mergansers (including at least seven RED-BREASTED), and today a pair of Lesser Scaup, but not much else. Perhaps the best birds were two transitional-plumaged DUNLIN (first found by Stuart Krasnoff) at George Road, near the

[cayugabirds-l] Mockingbird, Renwick Woods, Mt. Pleasant, Jim Schug Trail, Dryden Lake, and George Rd. Pond

2011-04-17 Thread Evan Barrientos
Hi everyone, Here are my e-bird lists from some birding Friday morning. Highlights included a Northern Mockingbird singing at East Hill Plaza, two GREAT HORNED OWLS in Renwick Woods, a pair of American Kestrels copulating at the north end of the Jim Schug Trail, and six Bonaparte's Gulls and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Return of the Chipping Sparrows

2011-04-17 Thread Marla Coppolino
Chipping Sparrows are at my feeders as of yesterday too -- Pleasant Valley and Sharpsteen Roads about 5 mi. SW of Groton village. They're holding onto the feeders for dear life in the wind gusts! Marla Groton, NY On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: A welcome

[cayugabirds-l] SFO: speck-tacular raptor flight at Derby Hill

2011-04-17 Thread Dave Nutter
Today's SFO trip to Derby Hill was far more rewarding and less brutal than yesterday's, but it was still a challenge. The temperature remained in the 40s, the wind remained brisk, but the rain was only in the afternoon and only intermittent. We even saw some blue sky eventually. A big difference

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Hammond Hill SF

2011-04-17 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Steve, what is the loop you walk? Just to clarify, crow begging right now indicates a breeding female on a nest, not fledged young. A couple of our nests should have hatched this weekend, but they were early and most of the 60+ nests we're following are on a later schedule, with fledging in

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Hammond Hill SF

2011-04-17 Thread Susan Fast
I figured it was a female on a nest. Approx. location of begging calls: to the NW of the large parking lot at the top of Hammond Hill Rd. There is a private driveway which you encounter, on the left, as you come up Hammond Hill Rd. The driveway is about 30 yds. before you come to the parking

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday around the lake

2011-04-17 Thread J. Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, After sleeping in today Bob and Ann picked me up for a trip up the lake to see what was new. It was a funny day with the weather. Although we had some new birds for the year, numbers were low, and we had to work to get them. At Mud Lock the female Bald Eagle was vocalizing almost

[cayugabirds-l] SFO local trip

2011-04-17 Thread John Greenly
Some highlights from a fine morning with the SFO local trip. From Monkey run south, where we found no new migrants but listened to songs of residents and watched the sun come out, we proceeded to Mount Pleasant, where we found cold WSW wind and no raptor movement at ~ 8:30 am. The only