[cayugabirds-l] 2nd Whimbrel photo

2011-05-28 Thread Dave Spier
took a break from submitting eBird reports and uploaded a 2nd Whimbrel photo: 
http://montezumabirding.webs.com/apps/photos/
click on Shorebirds album
Dave
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[cayugabirds-l] MNWR highlights - Friday

2011-05-28 Thread tigger64
I missed the Whimbrel again and found little at the Visitor Center or Wildlife 
Drive spot.  Over at Tschache Pool the highlight was a GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, many DUNLIN, many peeps, and a good number of 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER.  This was between ~3:30 - 6:00pm

David Wheeler.

 

 



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[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma - no Whimbrels

2011-05-28 Thread Jay McGowan
In case anyone is interested, Matt Medler just let me know that he checked
the auto loop on his way out of town this morning and did not find any
Whimbrel.  Sounds like they weren't seen by a few observers yesterday
evening either, so perhaps they all took off before the storms started movin
in.  Stuart Krasnoff and I spent an extremely uneventful two hours at Myers
this morning, where we saw almost no birds moving up the lake.  A
Semipalmated Sandpiper materialized on the point for a few minutes, and a
late RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was swimming in the middle of the lake, but
otherwise it was very quiet.

Good birding.

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Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
My neighborhood 'rain crows' - both Black-billed and Yellow-billed  
Cuckoos - have really been living up to their nickname! Along with  
all the rain, hailstones have rattled the roof for several days  
running. And they're likely to do it again today, if the Cuckoos are  
to be believed.  It's amazing to sit under shelter and think of all  
the birds out in these storms, like the female Hooded Warbler sitting  
tight on on her knee-high nest, which now contains 4 little eggs of  
ivory wreathed in red, while all around her lightning flashes and the  
ground is pelted by hailstones as big as hickory nuts!


-Geo

Geo Kloppel
Bowmaker  Restorer
227 Tupper Road
Spencer NY 14883

607 564 7026
g...@cornell.edu
geoklop...@gmail.com




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[cayugabirds-l] Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook (FLLT SBQ), Sat 5/28

2011-05-28 Thread Mark Chao
On Saturday morning, Paul Anderson and Betsy Darlington joined me for the
first group outing of this year's Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest.


 

We started at the big trailhead sign on Town Line Road.  There we
immediately we found two BLUE-HEADED VIREOS in a territorial standoff where
the road crosses over Lick Brook.  So intent were the birds on each other
that they chased and perched quite close to us, affording some of the best
views I've ever had of this species.  They countersang with remarkably short
pauses, sounding quite agitated compared to usual, though still smoother and
more languid than other songbirds, including nearby Red-eyed Vireo.  

 

Down on the steep blue trail along the gorge, we saw silent LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSHES first above the upper falls and then again by the middle
falls.  Near the bottom, we saw a male and female SCARLET TANAGER together,
pausing for extremely picturesque views in the shadowy hemlocks.  

 

Betsy departed at this point, while Paul and I continued to the inlet valley
floor.  We found a fine variety of birds, best seen along the railroad
tracks, but all within earshot of the preserve and the nearby Babcock Tract
also owned by the Land Trust.  Highlights here included several
YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, INDIGO
BUNTINGS, BALTIMORE ORIOLES, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and others.  We looked
and listened for chats, Cerulean Warblers, and Orchard Orioles, but did not
find any.

 

We climbed back to Town Line Road via the white-blazed trail along Spring
Brook.  Here we heard our first Louisiana Waterthrush song of the day, plus
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS and another Scarlet Tanager.  We ended the
morning having tallied 44 species in a little more than two hours.  See
below for the full list from eBird.  

 

Tomorrow Bob McGuire and I will lead a group walk at Lindsay-Parsons
Biodiversity Preserve, starting from the parking lot along Routes 34 and 96
at 8:00 AM.  Waterproof footwear and protection against ticks are
recommended.  The birding should be excellent.  I hope to see some of you
there!

 

Mark Chao

 

 

 

Location: Sweedler-Lick Brook FLLT Preserve

Observation date: 5/28/11

Number of species: 44

 

Common Merganser 1

Turkey Vulture 1

Mourning Dove 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 3

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 1

Yellow-throated Vireo 4

Blue-headed Vireo 2

Warbling Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 3

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 5

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2

Veery 3

Wood Thrush 1

American Robin 6

Gray Catbird 2

European Starling 1

Cedar Waxwing 5

Blue-winged Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

American Redstart 3

Louisiana Waterthrush 5

Common Yellowthroat 3

Field Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 1

Scarlet Tanager 2

Northern Cardinal 2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 2

Red-winged Blackbird 6

Common Grackle 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 2

Baltimore Oriole 2

 


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[cayugabirds-l] B-b Cuckoo

2011-05-28 Thread Ann Mitchell
I was home this morning planting flowers and vegetables and heard a
Black-Billed Cuckoo calling in the distance towards the Eastern Rec way.  I
have heard it from home in past years.  What a nice sound.
Best,
Ann
Eastern Heights Road
Ithaca

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[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird

2011-05-28 Thread J. Gary Kohlenberg
I know there are some killer yards out there, and some magic ones, that report 
wonderful birds and maybe if I stayed home more my yard total would increase, 
but I had my first Blackpoll Warbler this morning. I was excited enough to 
leave the coffee boiling too long.

At Ford Rd. yesterday while searching for Acadian Flycatcher there was a 
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher giving his loud Turree call. I have seen them here 
before, but not recently.

Gary

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