Re:[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon, Myers Point

2011-10-25 Thread Jay McGowan
The loon is a bit closer now. A RED-NECKED GREBE is now visible in the bay north of the point, and several Bonaparte's Gulls have been around. Jay On Oct 25, 2011 8:19 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: A RED-THROATED LOON is swimming out on the lake a little north of the spit at Myers

[cayugabirds-l] loon flight

2011-10-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
I didn't read the aurora alert until 11:30, oh well! But at 6:15 this morning the moon rolled up over the top of Thatcher's Pinnacle, framed by dark tattered clouds that were moving south at quite a clip. Before dawn the eastern sky turned to gold, and ducks were already up in it, so I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: but still very cool..Buckeye

2011-10-25 Thread Jay McGowan
This has been a remarkable buckeye irruption year here in central New York (and presumably elsewhere in the northeast), with dozens showing up at places along the Lake Ontario shoreline and quite a few here in the Ithaca area as well. I have seen them multiple times in the last couple months

[cayugabirds-l] Wood ducks at Stewart Park

2011-10-25 Thread Bob Anderson
At about 3 this afternoon there were 12 wood ducks in Stewart Park on the south side of the big pond you come to on your left just before you have to turn right around the one-way circle. Gorgeous. Also one great blue heron. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] SCREECHIE IS BACK!!

2011-10-25 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Today, daughter Becky, went by the Factory St. pond. She saw no face in the hole of the duck box so she sucked several times on the back of her hand to make a squeeking sound. Figured the 2 men across the street thought she must be off her rocker but so what!! She knew what she was doing

RE: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [Free Outdoors] Aurora now

2011-10-25 Thread Meena Haribal
Yes Ken, I did see that bright shooting star from Game farm Road as I was heading back from Mt Pleasant! That was a beautiful one. As I watched it I ooh oohed loudly. After I posted about Aurora, I ran out of the house got into my car, as I came out of my driveway I could see dazzling red

[cayugabirds-l] Walk to work birds

2011-10-25 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi All, On my walk to work (because I missed the bus, instead of waiting for the next, I decided to walk) first I saw my first migrant lone loon fly overhead. After a few minutes over foot ball field of Hawthorn, I saw a flock of 21 common loons. I also several skeins of Canada Geese, a few

RE: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [Free Outdoors] Aurora now

2011-10-25 Thread Rick Lightbody
I discovered the aurora as I was leaving a dance rehearsal. Was awestruck, but managed to grab the gear from the trunk and take a photo. Not great, and a bit past the peak, but a nice memento. Then I drove up to Mount Pleasant observatory,