[cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
More Snow Geese are passing south out of the basin on this morning's brisk tail wind. I don't expect to see them circle back. There's relatively little agricultural land south of here, and it's all buried in snow. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread nutter.dave
Last night about 1015pm as I was shoveling my sidewalk one last time before going to bed, I heard geese overhead. They were fairly low, and not particularly going south. I don't know why they were wandering around in the low clouds lit up by Ithaca's street lights. Mostly they were Canadas, but I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Mixed flocks streamed over Candor all morning, hard to see sometimes as they flew higher than the snow. On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: More Snow Geese are passing south out of the basin on this morning's brisk tail wind. I don't expect to see them

RE: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I too heard Canada Geese around 2.00 am at night. After reading Geo's post, I looked out for geese from my house and did not find any at all. Day before yesterday (Friday) after Dave's post about Snow Geese downtown, I went to look for them and not a single I could find. But I did

[cayugabirds-l] CBC count

2012-12-30 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I am here in the basin for New Year's day. If anyone needs any area to be covered and do not have someone to cover it let me know. E-mail me or call at 607-229-8710. Meena PS: My car does not have snow tires, so I prefer either walking distances or clean roads to cover:-) Meena

[cayugabirds-l] OT...Salt and other trucks

2012-12-30 Thread Donna Scott
Meena and others : for a few months now, many salt trucks go in and out of the Cayuga/Cargill salt mine In South Lansing. They take road salt from here to many other places in New York and Pennsylvania and maybe beyond . also in this region, Rt 34B probably 34, we have a lot of Large garbage

Re: [cayugabirds-l] has anyone seen Red-shouldered hawk this season in winter?

2012-12-30 Thread nutter . dave
I think the Red-shouldered Hawk was not found at Sapsucker Woods last winter (2011-12). There are eBird reports from winter 2010-2011, but nothing in 2011 after an immature which Jay saw migrating in mid-November. In 2012 there are only eBird reports for Red-shouldered Hawk from Sapsucker Woods

[cayugabirds-l] Bird hawk heaven

2012-12-30 Thread Nena J. Winand
Yesterday we had a juvenile Coopers hawk hunting (unsuccessfully) at our feeders. He had not honed his craft and positioned himself poorly (he/she, that is). We have a mature sharpie that is much more polished (posted about him before). Just a few minutes ago we had a kestrel strike,

[cayugabirds-l] Snow shoveling pays

2012-12-30 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
About 2 p.m. I went to fill a feeder but had to shovel to get to it. As I stopped to rest I glanced up saw an adult BALD EAGLE flying westward towards the lake, almost overhead, slightly southward! Nice treat! Several HOUSE FINCHES, about 30 GOLD FINCHES, 8 or 10 C. REDPOLLS have been

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans

2012-12-30 Thread France
There are large numbers of Tundra Swans currently migrating over Ithaca. I counted well over 175 during a walk around downtown/fall creek. France -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans

2012-12-30 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Around 2:30 at East Hill Plaza I could hear flyover Tundras but couldn't see them in the clouds. If they have been moving all this time that's quite a good number. Gary On Dec 30, 2012, at 5:00 PM, France bird...@gmail.commailto:bird...@gmail.com wrote: There are large numbers of Tundra

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow shoveling pays

2012-12-30 Thread M K Mannella
Manure spreading pays too! Yesterday's load brought horned larks and snow buntings by the dozens! Michele Ovid Sent from miPhone @ The Hayward House BB www.thehaywardhouse.com On Dec 30, 2012, at 3:27 PM, John and Fritzie Blizzard job121...@verizon.net wrote: About 2 p.m. I went to fill a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca count week

2012-12-30 Thread nutter.dave
This afternoon I returned and added several species for count week:SNOW GOOSE - single white adult alone in the middle of the lake.TUNDRA SWAN - a pair of adults to the northwestGADWALL - pairs and small groups scattered on lake, along shore and with groups of other speciesAMERICAN WIGEON - 3

[cayugabirds-l] Leave

2012-12-30 Thread kmilligan1
Upstate NY Birding digest cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu wrote: CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Sunday, December 30, 2012. 1. has anyone seen Red-shouldered hawk this season in winter? 2. More Snow Geese depart 3. Re: More Snow Geese depart 4. Re: More Snow Geese depart 5. RE: More Snow