[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] The Loon Watch – 1st notable push

2012-11-03 Thread Bill Evans
Just wanted to mention also that Ethan has found lodging and that this year the watch is being conducted at the north pier of Taughannock Falls State Park. The old count location at the south pier has been fenced off and inaccessible for several years. To get to the north pier from Ithaca,

[cayugabirds-l] Thayer's Gull, Myers Point

2012-11-03 Thread Jay McGowan
The Cayuga Bird Club trip and I had a probable 1st cycle THAYER'S GULL on the spit at Myers Point a little while ago. Pale gray overall, darkish wingtips with frosty edges, petite build. Photos and discussion to follow, but worth taking a look at if you're in the area. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Golden eagle - Brooktondale

2012-11-03 Thread Susan Fast
I just returned from a morning neighborhood walk, battling the wind, sleet, rain and snow. I was positive there would be no raptors flying in this crapass weather. However, first I saw a RED-TAILED HAWK spiraling about, looking for a thermal (hah!). Then 10 ring-billed gulls in a kettle, which

[cayugabirds-l] Pine siskins

2012-11-03 Thread Marla Coppolino
There's a vigorous flock of about 15 PINE SISKINS at my feeders now (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton). Marla Coppolino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Huge loon movement today

2012-11-03 Thread Ethan Kistler
Today was incredible…after thinking that the buildup of loons moved through yesterday, I did not anticipate today to surpass yesterdays count, but it did…by a lot! The total count was 2,112 (South) and 231 (North). The first wave off Cayuga Lake commenced quickly with 150 heading south in the

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine Falcon

2012-11-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I went to my front yard to pick up my moth light for winter storage when a dark looking large falcon came into view coming low along Six Mile Creek not very far from the house. It continued flying along Rt 79 quite some distance in Southeast direction. I also found a small group of

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake CBC trip 4Nov12

2012-11-03 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, Thirteen brave people joined me today for a cold, wet, and windy trip up Cayuga Lake. Conditions were far from ideal but we saw some good birds nonetheless. An early highlight came at Myers Point in the form of a 1st-cycle THAYER's GULL on the spit. It stood out immediately with frosted

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park scoters, etc.

2012-11-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Sorry for the late post... An afternoon (3:30-5) check of Stewart Park produced a single male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and 4 female-plumaged BLACK SCOTERS on the white-capped lake among the 130+ RUDDY DUCKS and smaller numbers of BUFFLEHEAD, LESSER and GREATER SCAUP, AMERICAN WIGEON, GADWALL, AM

[nfc-l] nocturnal crow

2012-11-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At 10:30 this evening, I heard a single AMERICAN CROW flying over my house, calling -- very strange to hear one at night! I suppose it was a bird disturbed off its roost, but it was flying north to south against a fairly illuminated overcast sky. Is there any evidence of true nocturnal