[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds in B-dale

2011-12-20 Thread Robin Cisne
This morning I saw three bluebirds on Vandermark Road in Brooktondale — a very cheerful and welcome sight in December! Happy Solstice — Robin -- The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. — Thomas Paine -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Tue-Bonaparte's Gull, Red-throated Loon, Shovelers, Peregrine, Swans, etc.

2011-12-20 Thread Tim Lenz
Hello, Brad Walker and I had a better than average morning at Stewart Park. As Chris noted, many geese were flying overhead. I was pretty sure I heard Tundra Swans calling at one point but wasn't able to locate them. See http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S9373475 for more details

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma CBC Snowy Owl search

2011-12-20 Thread Jane Graves
In spite of intensive searching on the part of the counters yesterday, the Snowy Owl was not found. It will be interesting to see if it turns up somewhere on the Complex on the Winter Raptor Survey this much-calmer afternoon. Jane Graves -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] snowy owls

2011-12-20 Thread Robin Cisne
While perusing USA Today in Wegman's Cafe, I read a brief article about a surprising abundance of eight Snowy Owls counted in Kansas. The phenomenon was linked to a normal, cyclical low in the number of arctic rodents, driving the owls south. If so, perhaps we too shall be lucky. -- The world

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park

2011-12-20 Thread cl...@juno.com
Highlights among previously reported sightings, about 1:30 pm picked out a single dark adult SNOW GOOSE, and a GB HERON at the swan pen. --Colleen Richards LifeLock® Official Site Identity Theft Can Happen to Anyone So Get Protection

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snowy owls

2011-12-20 Thread Dave Nutter
It's neat that Snowy Owls are irrupting enough that USA Today took notice and included some background biology. For more info on this ongoing story, there's a neat article from the eBird folks at the Lab of O.--Dave

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike in Danby - still there Tuesday

2011-12-20 Thread Marie P Read
Hi all, Eric's shrike was there in the same field again today, between about 1:45 and 3:30 pm. Perching both on hay bales and in the more distance hedgerows. At one point caught a mouse after watching from a haybale, shook it vigorously, and eventually flew off with it presumably to cache. Fun