[cayugabirds-l] Birding Cayuga Lake area today

2012-03-04 Thread daven1024
Are the large numbers of snow geese still present on cayuga lake or montezuma area? Also the aythya raft? Tundra swans? Have not seen any posts lately. Have a couple guests I am taking birding today up the lake. Thanks Dave Nicosia. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry --

[cayugabirds-l] re Birding Cayuga Lake area today‏

2012-03-04 Thread Dave K
Tremendous numbers at Knox Marcellus and on the muck south of Rt 31 on Friday. They are still providing spectacular night time flyovers, brightly reflecting the lights of Seneca Falls. Surreal. To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Birding Cayuga Lake area today From:

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday mid-day Mt Pleasant

2012-03-04 Thread Dave Nutter
Yesterday (Saturday 3 March) I went up to Mount Pleasant with the quixotic goal of repeating others' findings (Golden Eagle! Northern Goshawk! Red-shouldered Hawk! Eastern Meadowlark!) of the previous day. But every day is different. Although the winds were still southerly they were brutally

[cayugabirds-l] Bolivia Video Preview

2012-03-04 Thread Evan Barrientos
Hi everyone, Just thought I'd share this preview of the video I'm making from my trip to Bolivia last January. Note: There are no birds in this preview, just some habitat, but there will be birds in the final video.

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2012-03-04 Thread wrevans
Northbound Flock of 500 just passed over my house at about 100-ft above ground level in heavy snowfall. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Much too early to breed??

2012-03-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We've recently observed activities that indicate the birds may start to breed well before they otherwise would. This of course includes the earlier migrating and the singing that many of us have reported. Yesterday I observed a male cardinal chasing a female about. She would have nothing of

[cayugabirds-l] Gray Crowned Rosy Finch

2012-03-04 Thread Janet Akin
My sister on Tug Hill has a Gray Crowned Rosy Finch coming to feeders. She has been feeding huge numbers of Goldfinches and this little guy turned up today while she was doing Feederwatch counts. She is allowing visitors to observe the feeders. She has posted a few pictures on the Lab of O

[cayugabirds-l] white-winged Turkey Vulture white American Robin

2012-03-04 Thread Dave Nutter
This afternoon I had the occasion to be in Dryden with a couple of hours to spare. In between snow flurries I saw a few birds, the most notable of which were coincidentally white.On Ferguson Road and moving between Mill Street and NYS-38 among a mixed flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS and AMERICAN ROBINS

[cayugabirds-l] Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

2012-03-04 Thread Carl Steckler
After obtaining permission to see the GCRF, I plan on going up there tomorrow morning, If anyone would like to ride along give me a call 607 592 8798. I will be leaving from Dryden. Carl Steckler -- For those who fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know --

[cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Today 04 March 2012

2012-03-04 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip up and around Cayuga Lake today with my father-in-law and brother-in-law. We also went to the Mucklands. The main goal  was to see large numbers of snow geese and the bald eagle nest at Mud Lock. In between snow squalls, we succeeded. Great views of the Bald Eagle pair.  One on nest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Today 04 March 2012

2012-03-04 Thread david nicosia
The more I look at my grebe photo...the head shape seems to make it a horned grebe to me, it is not peaked toward the front of the head...also the white is fairly prominent... not enough duskiness thoughts??? From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma birding

2012-03-04 Thread David DiSiena
I am a relatively new birder and was wondering when the best time to visit montezuma/cayuga lake is. I am looking for migrant waterfowl. Spring or fall? The next few weeks or sometime in April? I am intrigued by the western grebe however if the fall is better across the board I would wait.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

2012-03-04 Thread Dave Nutter
I can't go Monday, but if the bird is still around, and anybody's going Tuesday, I'd like to go along.--Dave NutterOn Mar 04, 2012, at 07:58 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote:After obtaining permission to see the GCRF, I plan on going up there tomorrow morning, If anyone would like to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birding Cayuga Lake area today

2012-03-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The Snow Geese, ( Aythya too ), on Cayuga were close to Cayuga Lake State Park visible from the end of Lake Rd. / Rt-89. I found two Ross's Geese in with about 30,000 Snows. The flock Dave mentioned on the Mucklands is pretty impressive, but viewing is more difficult. They situated

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Birding Cayuga Lake area today

2012-03-04 Thread Marie P Read
A few Tundra Swans lingering at the north end of the lake as of Saturday morning, best visible from Cayuga Lake State Park or nearby. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu http://www.marieread.com Now on

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Gray Crowned Rosy Finch

2012-03-04 Thread Meena Haribal
It is interesting to hear about this Gray Crowned Rosy Finch. On 22 Dec 2011 or so, there was one seen south of this location in Windham area of Catskills in upstate New York. So the question is were there two Gray Crowned Rosy Finches in New York state or the first bird moved north? As crow

[cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar: More than the Birds of Paradise

2012-03-04 Thread charles eldermire
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