Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca count week

2012-12-31 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was able to get a Northern Saw-whet Owl to respond to my tooting last night at Six Mile Creek. In a year when we've had so many migrants they seem reluctant to be very vocal in the areas I've been. Gary On Dec 30, 2012, at 8:14 PM, wrote: This

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca count week

2012-12-31 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Save something for the actual count! Does anyone know where the TURKEY VULTUREs are roosting? While out and about this week I saw scattered individuals here and there all over, but they most likely are concentrating at a single roost spot. I would good to get a count there in the evening;

[cayugabirds-l] More BAD bird seed

2012-12-31 Thread Glenn Wilson
I have been buying thistle feed from Lowes in vestal labeled Garden Treasures out of convenience. No birds would eat it. Someone told us that they found the same thing. I bought a bag from Tractor Central labeled Royal Wing. I put a feeder full out this morning at just after 7am. The feeder is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More BAD bird seed

2012-12-31 Thread Donna Scott
I buy Nyjer seed from true value Agway in Ithaca. it is in a yellow bag; called premium birdseed packed by ETO sterilization, Linden New Jersey, and it's registered by wild Bird feeding Institute. I have 100 -200 birds including lots C. Red Polls! I have not heard about what is wrong with seed

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Common Ravens

2012-12-31 Thread Marie P Read
Maybe worth having for count week, there were 2 Common Ravens perched on the smaller communications tower on Mt Pleasant around 2pm today. It's a spot I have seen ravens perching several times in the past. Alas, none of those cute little white birds though. Will they show up for tomorrow??

[cayugabirds-l] Six Miles Creek Raven

2012-12-31 Thread Meena Haribal
I skied on South Ithaca Recreation Way and the highlight was a croaking raven that flew over my head at about 0.5 miles marker from Burns road. I also heard a pair of Bluebirds calling from somewhere near 1.0 mile marker. I encountered usual chickadees and nuthatches only when I approached

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2012-12-31 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * December 31, 2012 *  NYSY  12 .31.12   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): December 24, 2012 - December 31, 2012 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands

[cayugabirds-l] Screech-owl

2012-12-31 Thread bob mcguire
A red morph Eastern Screech-owl was present in its home snag along the East Ithaca Recreation Way this afternoon at 4:00. Whoever will be counting in Area IV may wish to check it out. Park at Game Farm Rd. Walk in .25 miles (sign on the south side of the trail). Turn around and walk back

[cayugabirds-l] Reflections on 2012

2012-12-31 Thread david nicosia
This was the best birding year ever for me personally. In New York, it was nothing short of spectacular. Some of my highlights:  WESTERN GREBEs winter into the early spring on Cayuga Lake, the masses of SNOW  GEESE last spring (and again this fall), significant fallout of migratory   waterfowl,

[cayugabirds-l] East Ithaca Recreation Way owl

2012-12-31 Thread Mark Chao
Having received Bob McGuire's kind tip during a fortuitous street encounter not long before he posted here, I took my kids out to the East Ithaca Recreation Way to look for the screech-owl. At 4:35 PM, we found it exactly where Bob specified. First the owl was sleeping low in the cavity, with

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture roost possibilities

2012-12-31 Thread nutter.dave
I don't know for certain where the Turkey Vultures are roosting, but I suspect the evergreens west of Community Corners from Spruce Lane south. Another place I've seen them gathering near dusk is along NYS-366 just east of the Cornell fleet garage in evergreens on the slope down to Varna. I've