I can't resist sending along this short video of a Carolina Wren, who taught me a valuable lesson this summer about earbirding with caution! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clzEw92JjsE Best, Jesse Ross On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 8:52 PM, Mark Miller mmiller...@rochester.rr.comwrote: ** Talking
Great photo opps just now, watching a sharp-shinned hawk devour a house sparrow under the yew bushes on the east side of Ithaca City Hall. From the pile of feathers under the bushes, it looks like this is a prime dining location. My husband Joe saw the same hawk pursuing sparrows here yesterday.
As far as the Purple Sandpipers go, I did look for them but didn't see any. It was rather windy rainy so they may have not been out, or I could have missed them (wasn't sure of where exactly they had been sighted). From: Joseph Brin Sent: Friday, December 02, 2011 4:14 PM To: Mark Miller
Behind (west) Day Hall on the Cornell campus is a handful of Pine Siskins feeding in the trees. They are the first I've seen here on campus. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES
En route to Rochester I stopped at Geneva (Seneca Lake SP) at 3pm to scan the lake from the first bench east of the entrance station. SE of there was a lone female eider (king, I'm pretty sure, based on its relatively small head size, though I didn't check the field guide there, and it was too