[cayugabirds-l] Help please

2012-04-18 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Friends, Those of us who read the list in digest form often have to wade through a large amount of fluff to get to the meat of each report. We could avoid this by remembering to delete all previous messages when writing our reply or reply all. Extensive signature blocks make it even worse. My

[cayugabirds-l] osprey on beebe lake

2012-04-18 Thread Liisa Mobley
During my lunch break a few minutes ago, I was sitting on the stone wall overlooking Beebe Lake (near where Plantations Rd intersects Forest Home), and heard something slapping the water a couple of times. A few seconds later, I saw an osprey fly by me with a fish. It flew along the south

[cayugabirds-l] Portland Point Osprey Incubating

2012-04-18 Thread Robyn Bailey
Liisa's observation reminded me to post that the Osprey at the Portland Point platform appear to have eggs. I stopped by yesterday (going only as far as I needed to in order to see the nest, as per K. McGowan's warning), and saw one adult sitting down in the nest cup. Didn't take long for them

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Portland Point Osprey Incubating

2012-04-18 Thread Donna Scott
Monday morning at about 7:30 I went out on my second story deck and saw an Osprey flying over my beach/back yard area. It landed in my large, dead White Oak tree on the edge of the cliff for a few minutes then flew north and circled back south. I thought perhaps it might be one of the Portland

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Crane - Covert

2012-04-18 Thread Harlan Hastings
Just got back from my evening walk having seen a Sandhill Crane. Location is on Halls Corners Rd. about .4 miles west of County Rd 142 in the field on the north side of the road (new wheat about 4 high in the field). Single, very brown bird. First seen by eye about 7:05 then found again with

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Snowy Egret at Montezuma

2012-04-18 Thread Jay McGowan
Cynthia Smithbower reported a SNOWY EGRET at Tschache Pool, Montezuma NWR to eBird this evening from yesterday morning. I don't have any more details or confirmation at this point, but thought I would get the word out in case anyone wanted to check for it tomorrow. I was up there yesterday

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Snowy Egret at Montezuma

2012-04-18 Thread Janet Akin
I was at Tschache around 11 yesterday looking for the reported Great Egret and found only ducks. Janet Akin From: Jay McGowan Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:30 PM To: Cayuga birds-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Snowy Egret at Montezuma Cynthia Smithbower reported a SNOWY EGRET at

[cayugabirds-l] Anyone? Friday Braddock Bay

2012-04-18 Thread Lee Ann van Leer
I'm also thinking of a Braddock Bay trip Friday morning leaving Ithaca before dawn. If anyone is interested in carpooling up there let me know. The banding station is less crowded on weekdays. Info about the location: http://www.bbbo.org/ Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] local Ospreys and Bald Eagles

2012-04-18 Thread Dave Nutter
Wednesday morning (Apr 18) at about 7:25 as I drove south from Stewart Park I saw an OSPREY fly over the road going upstream along Fall Creek. Maybe it belongs to the platform at Treman Marine Park. Maybe it went off to feed at Beebe Lake. Or maybe it's from Portland Point. I once saw an Osprey

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Photos

2012-04-18 Thread Evan Barrientos
Here are my photos from my walk yesterday morning at Sapsucker Woods. There are some cool shots of Northern Water Snakes Mating, Eastern Phoebes nest building, and Yellow-rumped Warblers at eye level.