[cayugabirds-l] Adirondack Boreal Bird Workshop and Field Trip

2012-06-03 Thread Bill Ostrander
Hi, everyone. Here's an exciting opportunity from NYSOA: NYSOA Boreal Bird Workshop and Whiteface Mountain Field Trip July 7-8, 2012 The New York State Ornithological Association is offering a boreal bird workshop and field trip in Wilmington, New York on the weekend of July 7-8, 2012. On

[cayugabirds-l] Adirondack Boreal Bird Workshop and Field Trip

2012-06-03 Thread Bill Ostrander
Hi, everyone. Here's an exciting opportunity from NYSOA: NYSOA Boreal Bird Workshop and Whiteface Mountain Field Trip July 7-8, 2012 The New York State Ornithological Association is offering a boreal bird workshop and field trip in Wilmington, New York on the weekend of July 7-8, 2012.

[cayugabirds-l] Adirondack Boreal Bird Workshop and Field Trip

2012-06-03 Thread Bill Ostrander
Hi, everyone. Here's an exciting opportunity from NYSOA: NYSOA Boreal Bird Workshop and Whiteface Mountain Field Trip July 7-8, 2012 The New York State Ornithological Association is offering a boreal bird workshop and field trip in Wilmington, New York on the weekend of July 7-8, 2012.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ulysses Bald Eagle nest progress

2012-06-03 Thread Dave Nutter
Paul Schmitt raises the question of size difference in the Bald Eagle nestlings being due to age instead of gender. I considered that. These nestlings are not mere chicks just out of the egg. They are hulking, huge, completely-feathered, birds, and they have been for weeks. I'm guessing that the

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers

2012-06-03 Thread geokloppel
I found 3 - 4 singing Worm-eating Warblers this morning in the usual location. They were silent until about 8:00 AM, then began countersinging, but gave Iit up after 45 minutes as the clouds darkened and the showers increased. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Rd Spencer NY 14883 607

[cayugabirds-l] Gonewit?

2012-06-03 Thread paul
I tried to find the Godwit at Benning this morning. No luck. Sent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on ATT -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Field Trip

2012-06-03 Thread Ann Mitchell
Just to let you know, the trip is filled.:( Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday aft. birding

2012-06-03 Thread Susan Fast
Mid-afternoon today, Susie I stopped at the Goetchius Preserve on Flatiron Rd. and were engulfed in tiny frogs/toads from the parking lot out to the ponds. It took a while to get to the ponds, as each step had to be preceded by a “ha-ta-ta” to clear a space before putting a foot down. Amphibs

[cayugabirds-l] Life on the ledge or is it life on the edge?

2012-06-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I spent a couple of hours on Stewart Avenue Fall Creek Bridge watching two teenaged red-tailed Hawks, First of all, I thought what a beautiful location to start your life and rear kids. Red-tailed Hawks think like Carl Sagan. They built the house just like him on the ledge, only in

[cayugabirds-l] Your musings

2012-06-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Ah, Meena .. Love your observations, the questions thoughts that course through your mind that you spill them out for others to mull over enjoy. Habbagudweek!! . Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Life on the ledge or is it life on the edge?

2012-06-03 Thread Dave Nutter
I'm wondering if the top of the Ithaca Gun smokestack, where I often see a Red-tailed Hawk perching, affords a view of the nest. I suspect it does, but it seems awkward to determine for certain.--Dave NutterOn Jun 03, 2012, at 06:50 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote:Hi all,I spent a couple

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark

2012-06-03 Thread M K Mannella
Very new yard bird: an eastern MEADOWLARK has been singing for a few days and just a few minutes ago I got a visual ID. This in addition to the nesting ORCHARD ORIOLE this year makes it very exciting to bird front my front yard . I think the OROR have hatched but I can not tell for sure.

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2012-06-03 Thread smb4inc
This morning a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was in the trees on the north side of the intersection of Triphammer Road with Winthrop in Ithaca. Suzanne in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Deer/redwing

2012-06-03 Thread B Mcaneny
Curious activity this a.m. in our field on 89 near Boy Scout Camp, T-burg. A deer was in field when I spotted it but it looked strange. Something on head, antlers? No. Binox showed a Red Wing Black Bird on its head carefully picking something off deer's head, like the oxpeckers we saw in

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Deer/redwing

2012-06-03 Thread Marty Schlabach
I saw something similar several years ago, probably about 7-8 miles north along rt. 89. In this case, the red wing was on the back of the deer, rather than the head. I didn't watch it long enough to see what the bird was doing, but the deer did not seem to be concerned. -Marty Schlabach

[cayugabirds-l] a few Sunday birds

2012-06-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I was surprised to hear a PINE SISKIN over my house this morning -- further evidence perhaps that a few might be breeding in the area. At Myer's Point, there was a single SEMILPALMATED SANDPIPER on the lakeshore, and an ORCHARD ORIOLE singing by the park entrance. I birded up along Salmon

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer/redwing

2012-06-03 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I wonder if they were possibly plucking engorged deer ticks... Sincerely, Chris T-H On Jun 3, 2012, at 9:04 PM, Marty Schlabach wrote: I saw something similar several years ago, probably about 7-8 miles north along rt. 89. In this case, the red wing was on the back of the deer, rather than

Re: [cayugabirds-l] a few Sunday birds

2012-06-03 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I noticed a precipitous decline in that population in the years immediately following the paving of the stretch of road between Brooks Hill and French Hill Roads. The old dirt road that used to be, was always littered with various insects (winged and not) foraging upon presumed mineral droplets