RE: [cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow v. mowing near airport

2012-06-02 Thread Meena Haribal
I think it is great idea Dave! We should convince airport authority about mowing! Once upon a time (it feels like long ago, but about 10 years ago) there used to be many Grasshopper Sparrows in the area now called with fancy road names such as Triphammer Terrace, Placid Terrace, Aspen Way etc.

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-02 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
When crows get to chatting I always thought Parliament of Cows was more descriptive and it applies to Barred Owls also. There's a list of these alternate flock names somewhere that I'll try to find and post. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration

RE: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-02 Thread Marty Schlabach
Here are several lists of collective nouns for birds, the first appearing most comprehensive: http://www.nzbirds.com/more/nouns.html http://palomaraudubon.org/collective.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_for_birds Marty -Original Message- From:

[cayugabirds-l] Flock Names

2012-06-02 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
This is perhaps the most comprehensive. Interesting that the origin for Parliament is Rooks! http://pandemoniumaviaries.org/our-birds/flock-names/ John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit

2012-06-02 Thread Carol Keeler
The Godwit was still in Benning Marsh this morning at about 9:30. It was way out near the Thruway. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR 6/2 Hudsonian Godwit Wilson's Phalarope

2012-06-02 Thread Ken Rose Burdick
Hi, I stopped at the visitor's center, auto loop, May's Point, and Tschache Pool this morning. Still had a good variety of shorebirds and an impressive variety of ducks including 1 Northern Shoveler, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Ring-neck Ducks, 4 Redhead, Gadwall and 7 Ruddy Ducks at

[cayugabirds-l] MWR

2012-06-02 Thread Mark Miller
Didn't see the phalarope, but Hudsonian Godwit is still at Benning Marsh (about 9 AM), also had a pair of Spotted Sandpipers at Benning. Tschache Pool had a Great Egret in the tree next to the tower, Towpath (very muddy) had a lot of ducks, GB herons, and shorebirds (on the far side). Had a

[cayugabirds-l] Lawrence's Warbler Lindsay Parsons

2012-06-02 Thread Chris Wood
There is a female Lawrence's Warbler at Lindsay Parsons. It is just before you enter the woods before you cross railroad tracks on the blue trail (basically the end of the fields if you are going to cross railroad to head into woods on east side of railroad). Common Gallinule/Laughing Moorhen

[cayugabirds-l] Ulysses Bald Eagle nest progress

2012-06-02 Thread Dave Nutter
This evening I again biked out NYS-89 to check on the BALD EAGLE nest near the Glenwood Pines restaurant in the Town of Ulysses. I saw no adults, but the two youngsters are out of the nest and into the branches of the nest tree. One bird (perhaps larger, therefore female) was rather sedentary,

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern screech owls hunting

2012-06-02 Thread Robyn Bailey
Tonight has proven very exciting as a pair of a screech owls have been buzzing our windows picking off moths. They continued to hunt from perches in trees very close to our home. We got great views of them hunting from inside. I definitely heard a screech owl calling, though it was hard to