[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe at south end

2012-02-27 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all,

Tim Lenz and I just spotted the WESTERN GREBE
far from shore, but visible from the swan pen at Stewart Park. There is
also a woman walking around on the exposed mud with two dogs, leaving very
few other birds to be seen.

Brad

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[cayugabirds-l] Photo show to benefit undergraduate ornithological research Thursday, March 8

2012-02-27 Thread Maria Stager
A showcase of exquisite photographs featuring birds and nature will be on
display in *Mann Library Gallery* throughout the month of March.
Photographers include students, alumni, and members of the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology. Please join us for an opening reception the evening of *Thursday,
March 8* from* 5-8 pm*, during which time photographs will be available for
purchase. All proceeds will support the student organization Cornell
Expeditions in Field Ornithology. Come learn more about us and our upcoming
ornithological expedition to the lowlands of Borneo during summer
2012! Additionally, photos may be purchased at any time by contacting Maria
Stager (ms463 at cornell.edu). Mann Library is on Cornell campus; the
gallery is located on the second floor of the library. Hope to see you
there!

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[cayugabirds-l] SNOW GEESE

2012-02-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Larry and I took advantage of the nice day and took a trip around the 
lake, going up East side and down West side.  By far the most impressive 
sight was the tens of thousands of SNOW GEESE plainly visible and near 
to shore from the junction of NYS Route 89 and the southern junction of 
Lower Lake Road (North end of Cayuga Lake).  Briefly the geese were 
spooked and some of them left the water heading one direction, and 
another group headed the opposite direction before all settled down 
again, but it made for a magnificent color of white and black.  We 
looked for Ross's, but there were just too many geese to scan through to 
determine if there were any.  Continuing in a southerly direction, we 
saw 2 more large flocks of Snow Geese out on the water, but they paled 
in comparison to the thousands we were able to view up close--right by 
the shoreline.  All day long we saw huge flocks of CANADA'S and SNOW 
GEESE flying over.


We also spotted huge flocks of RED WING BLACK BIRDS, and COMMON GRACKLES 
by E. Tyer Rd. and Lay Rd just south of the NYS Thruway.  The usual 
ducks were still on the lake at various spots we stopped, and we did not 
see any Western Grebe.


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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2012-02-27 Thread bob mcguire
Two American Woodcocks just flew low over our heads from one field to  
another here at home. No peenting, just some wing noise.


Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2012-02-27 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
*  February 27, 2012
*  NYSY 02.27.12 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
February 20, 2012 - February 27, 2012
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison  Cortland
compiled:February 27 AT 6:30 p.m. (EST)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#294 -Monday February 27, 2012
 
 
Greetings! This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
February 20 , 2012
 
Highlights:
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WESTERN GREBE (Extralimital)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
MERLIN
PEREGRINE FALCON
KILLDEER
SNOWY OWL
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)


 No reports this week.


Extralimital


 Two WESTERN GREBES were seen at Myers Point  north of Ithaca on Cayuga 
Lake on 2/23. On 2/27 one WESTERN GREBE was seen from Stewart Park at the south 
end of the lake.


Oswego County


 2/26: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen flying near the Oswego River in Phoenix.
 2/27: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen flying in Hastings.


Derby Hill


 Although the official opening of the Hawk Count at Derby Hill is March 1 
an unofficial count was held on 4 days this week with a small number of birds 
recorded. After a two year hiatus we welcome back Syracuse’s own Kyle Wright as 
Hawk Counter.
 Species seen this week were:
 BALD EAGLE
 NORTHERN HARRIER
 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
 RED-TAILED HAWK
 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
 GOLDEN EAGLE
 AMERICAN KESTRAL


Oneida County


 2/20: A MERLIN was spotted in the Town of Marshall.


Madison County


 2/20: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was spotted in the Town of Brookfield south of 
Rt. 20 on Fairgrounds Road.


Jefferson County


 2/21: 50+ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, probably overwintering birds, were seen 
at Stony Point.
 2/22: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on Point Peninsula.


Onondaga County


 2/23: A number of PURPLE FINCHES in both sexes are still being seen at 
Beaver Lake Nature Center wast of Baldwinsville. 2 SNOWY OWLS were reported at 
Hancock Airport. This was the only report this week.
 2/27: First of the season KILLDEER were seen in Tully and at Three Rivers 
WMA north of Baldwinsville.
 

   
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[cayugabirds-l] Reminder: Scott Weidensaul at tonight's Monday Night Seminar

2012-02-27 Thread charles eldermire
February 27, 7:30-9:00 PM

Messing Around with Birds (for Fun and Science)

Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul for a lighthearted exploration of his many 
avian research projects, from banding hawks and tiny saw-whet owls to studying 
the migration of western hummingbirds that aren't supposed to be in the East in 
December (but are). Best of all, learn how anyone with some enthusiasm and time 
can make important contributions to the science and conservation of birds, and 
have a great time doing it.

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, 
including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind, about bird 
migration, and Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's 
Natural Soul. His newest book, The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of 
Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America, will be published in 
February 2012.  

Weidensaul writes for such publications as Audubon, Nature Conservancy and 
National Wildlife, and lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania.

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Manager, Sapsucker Woods  Johnson Visitors' Center
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
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(607) 254-2111 [fax]
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[cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

2012-02-27 Thread Marie P Read
Many flocks of Canada Geese flying high over Mt Pleasant right now, heading 
NORTH! Yes! Spring is coming.

Marie


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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

2012-02-27 Thread Meena Haribal
Yes, they are flying over Cornell Campus too, I was about to post it.

I saw a few Snow Geese too.

Meena 

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[mailto:bounce-41216451-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P Read
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:14 AM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

Many flocks of Canada Geese flying high over Mt Pleasant right now, heading 
NORTH! Yes! Spring is coming.

Marie


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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

2012-02-27 Thread Susan Fast
You have no idea.  I had flocks of geese going over Brooktondale at 0730.
Susie  I got to Mt. Pleasant at 0930 and stayed for 2.5 hours.  A lot of
SNOW GEESE early; mostly CANADAS for the last hour.  Go there if you can.  I
am estimating we saw several hundred thousand at a minimum.  They covered
the sky.  As far as we could look both east and west, at any time there were
10-20 large flocks visible with optics.  Also 15 PINTAILS, 15 SWANS, 10-12
KILLDEER, thousands of BLACKBIRDS, 3 CACKLING GOOSE candidates.  Oddly, no
hawks or eagles--one each local RED-TAIL and TV.  Had to quit--neck cramps.

S.  S. Fast
Brooktondale

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[mailto:bounce-41216451-9286...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P Read
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:14 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

Many flocks of Canada Geese flying high over Mt Pleasant right now, heading
NORTH! Yes! Spring is coming.

Marie


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Freeville NY  13068 USA

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

2012-02-27 Thread Brad Walker
Tim Lenz and I spent half and hour walking around Sapsucker Woods. We had
about 7000 Canada Geese pass overhead in all. We found three CACKLING GEESE
among them. One lone bird as soon as we stepped out of the building, in a
low group of about 50 birds, and a pair in a group of about 125 birds.

There weren't many land birds to speak of, but there were 4 Red-winged
Blackbirds at the feeders and a Red-tailed Hawk that swooped towards us and
kept following us around the trails.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Susan Fast sustf...@yahoo.com wrote:

 You have no idea.  I had flocks of geese going over Brooktondale at 0730.
 Susie  I got to Mt. Pleasant at 0930 and stayed for 2.5 hours.  A lot of
 SNOW GEESE early; mostly CANADAS for the last hour.  Go there if you can.
  I
 am estimating we saw several hundred thousand at a minimum.  They covered
 the sky.  As far as we could look both east and west, at any time there
 were
 10-20 large flocks visible with optics.  Also 15 PINTAILS, 15 SWANS, 10-12
 KILLDEER, thousands of BLACKBIRDS, 3 CACKLING GOOSE candidates.  Oddly, no
 hawks or eagles--one each local RED-TAIL and TV.  Had to quit--neck cramps.

 S.  S. Fast
 Brooktondale

 -Original Message-
 From: bounce-41216451-9286...@list.cornell.edu
 [mailto:bounce-41216451-9286...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P
 Read
 Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:14 AM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

 Many flocks of Canada Geese flying high over Mt Pleasant right now, heading
 NORTH! Yes! Spring is coming.

 Marie


 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
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 Freeville NY  13068 USA

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[cayugabirds-l] SWANS and geese over Sapsucker Woods

2012-02-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'l surprised Jay McGowan didn't post this, but around noon, as the tens of 
thousands of geese were passing over Mt. Sapsucker: on the slope above the 
Fuller Wetlands, a group of 19 TUNDRA SWANS passed overhead in a flock of 
geese. I believe these were my first ever at Sapsucker Woods. In the brief 
period I watched, we had a single CACKLING GOOSE, and only 3 SNOW GEESE, plus a 
flock of COMMON GRACKLES -- I'm sure Jay had much more.

KEN


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