[cayugabirds-l] Lots of birds around Friday AM

2012-05-04 Thread Scott Haber
I just birded briefly along the Lansing Greenway (the eBird hospot called 700 Warren Road Trail) and came across a nice flock of warblers that appeared to be concentrated in aspens with newly-emerged catkins. Much of the flock was comprised of Nashville Warblers and Black-capped Chickadees, but

[cayugabirds-l] Parula, Canada Warbler, etc.

2012-05-04 Thread geokloppel
New around my place: N. Parula, Canada Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Least Flycatcher. Still no hummer - did mine take a drink in the Gulf of Mexico? It looks like today is going to be the Big Day for the neighborhood's American Toads. Movement toward the pond was very noticeable yesterday, and the

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals

2012-05-04 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Judging by observations, reports from the ADK, our banding and Nexrad, just about all the species have arrived throughout NYS! Heavy T-storms last night and showers this AM precluded banding.New this morning are: Chestnut-sided Warbler (last evening) RT Hummingbird American Redstart Wood Thrush

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May etc. in yard

2012-05-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A quick walk around my yard and close neighborhood this morning turned up 2 male CAPE MAY WARBLERS (not singing but giving continuous high zeeep flight calls), a singing BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SCARLET TANAGER, and several WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, in addition to

[cayugabirds-l] CLIFF SWALLOWS on red barn,

2012-05-04 Thread 6072292158
CLIFF SWALLOWS on red barn, NE corner Groton City Rd Old Stage Rd, Town of Groton, inside Cayuga Lake Basin. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [KHAMOlistserv] New arrivals

2012-05-04 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
I just returned from an incredible hour or so in our wet woods. The cacophony was amazing and the birds everywhere. I saw all of the birds reported earlier, many of those reported in previous days, common regulars and these new species: Black and White Warbler Bay-breasted W. Magnolia W.

[cayugabirds-l] Philadelphia vireo - sapsucker woods

2012-05-04 Thread Scott Haber
Brad Walker and I just found a bright Philadelphia Vireo on the Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods, just near the footbridge over the small stream. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler

2012-05-04 Thread Jay McGowan
Golden-winged Warbler at Sherwood Platform, Sapsucker Woods. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/4

2012-05-04 Thread Mark Chao
I walked throughout most of Sapsucker Woods on Friday morning. Migrants are impressively abundant and diverse throughout the sanctuary. The densest warbler flock was in the area of mostly dead trees west of the Wilson Trail North, between the Sherwood Platform and Charley Harper's tribute

[cayugabirds-l] Durland/ message

2012-05-04 Thread Judith W. Jones
Just returned from birding a very birdy Durland including Eastern Kingbird. Young researcher we met on the boardwalk asked us to let her know if we saw any songsparrows - yes pair foraging in grass dam just off the observation platform at 1 O'clock, 10:50-10:55. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Philadelphia vireo - sapsucker woods

2012-05-04 Thread Brad Walker
I continued my walk after being bummed about missing the Golden-winged Warbler and found a PHILADELPHIA VIREO from the mulched path at the powerline cut. This was presumably a second bird, being a bit far from the Wilson Trail. It was actively foraging in the aspen on the Lab side of the path.

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorne Orchard, etc

2012-05-04 Thread Stephanie Greenwood
My morning began with no less than 10 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS in my yard, in the rain. But no hummers as yet :-( . So, don't let anyone ever tell you that you have to be at Hawthorne early! I had intended to be at Hawthorne at 7am, but wimped out due to rain. Then I couldn't stand missing all

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 4 May 2012 (16+ Warbler Species)

2012-05-04 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Today, I birded at the Hawthorn Orchard from about 8:45am to 11:15am. It was a really nice day there! This was my first visit with migration in full swing. I was out of town Tuesday through very early this morning, so missed the big fallout over the prior days. Here's a run-down of what I

[cayugabirds-l] Hawk took my snake

2012-05-04 Thread Donna Scott
Most Warblers seem not to have made it to shore and upland areas near Cayuga Lake, I guess; I birded all around Lansing Station Rd. and Edwards Lake Cliff Preserve (both Lansing, near the lake, some parts with old orchard trees in bloom) in the last 2 days and saw only Yellow Rumped, Yellow,

[cayugabirds-l] Video/audio of Baltimore Oriole

2012-05-04 Thread K. Alice Wood Fox
Hello fellow birders, It's hard to believe that this video was taken merely two hours before that massive storm came through Ithaca-it's so clear and sunny! This was taken in the Commonland Community near the east end of the complex. The cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides) you see is a

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow headed blackbird still there

2012-05-04 Thread Lee Ann van Leer
I haven't seen been down to see it but here is news: Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: ferrisa3 ferri...@pronetisp.net Date: May 4, 2012 2:56:52 PM EDT To: Lee van Leer zoologist...@gmail.com Subject: Pssst . . . In case anyone is wondering, I just checked a little while

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods 4May2012

2012-05-04 Thread Jay McGowan
I showed a couple of visitors around the trail system at Sapsucker Woods this afternoon. In general it was pretty quiet, but my highlight was a silent male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER foraging high in maples along the trail that runs from Sapsucker Woods Road (by the visitor lot) to the powerline cut,

[cayugabirds-l] Blue Grosbeak

2012-05-04 Thread B Mcaneny
We have a male BLUE GROSBEAK in our back yard, foraging among the sparrrows and finches for what appears to be dandelion seeds. This morning, Shirley saw two blue colored birds in the front yard but could not ID them. Possibly the same as the Blue Grosbeak. Bill McAneny, TBurg --

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Campus today

2012-05-04 Thread Hope Batcheller
Hi all, Ben Barkley, Brenden Fogarty, Brian Magnier, and I had an excellent morning of birding around campus today (primarily in the woods behind Jessup Field and the A Lot, just north of main campus). In addition to 18+ species of warblers, there were a plethora of White-crowned Sparrows and

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard revisited

2012-05-04 Thread Ann Mitchell
It was another fantastic day at the orchard. I was there from 10:00 - 12:00 A.M. I tried to count numbers of each species, but it didn't quite work.(sorry Chris) They were moving around too much. Anyway, there seemed to be a number of birds in just about every tree. It was a real treat! As Gary

[cayugabirds-l] Blue Grosbeak Not

2012-05-04 Thread B Mcaneny
My apologies. Jay, Jeff, Tim, and others came by to look for the grosbeak and found an Indigo Bunting. My ID was a bit hopeful I guess. Jay kindly said he would rather find a more common bird than miss a rare bird that went unreported.. Nonetheless, you all can now go back to counting

[cayugabirds-l] another red-tailed hawk nest

2012-05-04 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A friend just told us about another red-tailed hawk nest near Cornell campus that I hadn't heard about. It's located on the north cliff wall of the Fall Creek gorge just above the Stewart Ave. bridge and below eye level when viewed from the bridge. When we looked about an hour ago, it looked

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cornell Campus today

2012-05-04 Thread Dave Nutter
According to a booklet about Cornell Natural Areas, the woods between Triphammer and Pleasant Grove Roads north of A-lot and Jessup Fields is called PALMER WOODS. This is the first time I've had occasion to use the name, so I can hardly blame anyone else for not knowing. Anyway I'm glad people are

[cayugabirds-l] Whip-poor-will!

2012-05-04 Thread geokloppel
Sitting outside just now, listening to the night sounds, I thought the toads down at the pond were being awfully noisy, so I moved around to the north end of the house, andI immediately heard a Whip-poor-will. The last time I had one in my yard was way back in 1997! Geo Kloppel Tupper Road

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2012-05-04 Thread Mark Miller
Hiked the Esker Brook Trail and drove towpath rd at Montezuma this afternoon, Spring is definitely here! This is a list of species seen (didn't track numbers). I probably won't remember everything, but here it goes; Yellow-rumped Warblers Yellow Warblers White-crowned Sparrow White-throated

[cayugabirds-l] 106 Species in 6 hours Broome County May 4, 2012, 17 species of Warblers.

2012-05-04 Thread david nicosia
Saw the radar last night after sunset and it was lit up with very heavy bird echoesthen a large swath of thunderstorms pushed through central NY. I watched and right after the storms passed  by, the bird echoes were gonemega fallout!  Dan Watkins and I planned a big Broome County Day

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Wood-Pewee in SSW

2012-05-04 Thread Susan Danskin
Earlier this evening, LeeAnn VanLeer and I identified an Eastern Wood-Pewee (two white wing bars, no discernible eyeing) on Wilson Trail just past Sherwood Platform. It seemed early for a Pewee, so if anyone has another possibility, let me know. Lots of other stuff but nothing that hasn't

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchards, 5/4

2012-05-04 Thread Jonathan Skinner
first WARBLERS of the season spotted (admittedly, a bit late to the game on my part) April 29th: yellow-rumps in Six Mile Gorge. this morning, May 4th, WARBLER HEAVEN in the Hawthorn Orchards on East Hill (roughly 10 am - 12:30 pm), with an amazing fallout from yesterday's thunderstorms