[cayugabirds-l] More Woodcock

2012-03-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We were enjoying several displaying woodcock last night and figured we had about five in a small area. As we were walking up the road, one timberdoodle flew at head height across the road immediately in front of us and settled in a field. Never heard peenting from that one and assume it was a

[cayugabirds-l] RED-BREASTED MERGANSER male, East Shore

2012-03-14 Thread 6072292158
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER male, East Shore Park. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] George Road pond

2012-03-14 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, A WILSON'S SNIPE is currently feeding along the shore on the west end of the George Road pond. Also present are Killdeer, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, Eastern Meadowlark, and. A single Tree Swallow. Good birding, Jay McGowan --

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2012-03-14 Thread Carol Keeler
Since Janet said the wildlife drive was partially open, I went to Montezuma. The eagle is at her nest at Mud Lock, and though I could not see any, she acted like she was feeding a baby. At the visitor center, I saw mallards, 2 pair of pintails, black ducks, 2 pair of Green Wing Teals, a pair

[cayugabirds-l] Invite to book signing and first lecture of Spring Field Ornithology (free)

2012-03-14 Thread Erica Marx
Hi, Have you heard of Spring Field Ornithology, the popular 8-week birding course taught by the Lab of Ornithology? Want to see what it is all about? Well, now is the time to check it out for free, and come to a book signing of Birding the Cayuga Lake Basin at the same time! When: Wednesday,

[cayugabirds-l] Gray Crowned Rosy finch Update

2012-03-14 Thread Janet Akin
This bird touched so many lives. Especially Nancy and I we thought an update would be a good idea. The bird was first noticed on Sunday March 4th. Nancy was doing Feeder Watch counts when she saw it on the deck. She grabbed her camera and snapped a few pictures. She texted me immediately. I

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 14Mar2012

2012-03-14 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, Shawn Billerman, Brad Walker, and I went up the lake this afternoon. We saw pretty much the same assortment of birds at Montezuma that others have reported. A pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL was in the visitor center pool with lots of Green-winged. We saw a NORTHERN SHRIKE near the end of Van

[cayugabirds-l] Snyder Road Woococks and Waterfowl

2012-03-14 Thread Evan Barrientos
Hi everyone, This evening starting at about 7:20pm I explored the pond near the intersection of Snyder and Mohawk Roads before listening for Woodcocks. On the pond I saw 50 RING-NECKED DUCKS, 3 HOODED MERGANSERS, 1 GREAT-BLUE HERON, 2 WOOD DUCKS, and several Mallards and Canada Geese. I also

[cayugabirds-l] pileateds

2012-03-14 Thread Susan Fast
I have long wondered how male PILEATED WOODPECKERS settle who gets the female. I was just headed out to town when I saw 2 males on a large walnut in our yard. I watched the battle for 15 minutes before one was vanquished. I got a lot of notes, but basically it is very like a fencing match. They