[cayugabirds-l] ducks leaving south end of Cayuga Lake

2013-03-08 Thread nutter.dave
On Tuesday afternoon (5 March 2013) there was still a flock of hundreds of REDHEADS near the docks by the southwest corner of Cayuga Lake. Mixed in were a few RING-NECKD DUCKS and LESSER SCAUP, 4 GREATER SCAUP, 1 CANVASBACK, and at least 20 RUDDY DUCKS. Out in the lake were 11 HOODED MERGANSERS

[cayugabirds-l] Derby Hill Hawk Watch Van Trip - March 27

2013-03-08 Thread Christopher Lajewski
March 27, Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Derby Hill Hawk Watch Van Trip Visit Lake Ontario for the spectacular spring raptor migration and leave the driving to us.  Travel in the Montezuma Audubon Center van to witness thousands of bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, turkey

Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: March 07, 2013

2013-03-08 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Marie, While I am firmly opposed to people around nest boxes during young development (causes a great increase in predation fm a study we did in the late 70s), I should mention that mourning doves are displaying and nest building now! john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel

[cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip tomorrow Sat 9 March 2013, Meet at 7.30 am.

2013-03-08 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I am leading a trip for birding tomorrow to locations where birds are. There is a spelling error in the CBC newsletter and the location for meeting is Dairy Bar and not Dairy Barn. The parking lot is also called Peterson Metered Lot. Here is the map

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owl @ Morgan road

2013-03-08 Thread Gian Dodici
Based on intelligence I received from Mark Chao, I stopped by the DEC facility on Morgan Road, just north of Savannah, yesterday in hopes of seeing short-eared owls. Unfortunately, I did not make it up there until 6:20 (Mark reported them being active up to an hour before sunset) but was

[cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged Hawks; gulls

2013-03-08 Thread Jay McGowan
A quick drive around Lansing this morning didn't produce any shrikes, we Livia and I did find four different light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS: One over the fields at the Lansing Center Trail; one in the fields east of Rt. 34B just north (well, east at that point in the road) of The Rink, perhaps

[cayugabirds-l] Myers this afternoon

2013-03-08 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
I stopped by Myers this afternoon at about 3:00. Not much to see at the point (no pipits), but scoping what wasn't directly in the sun from the beach at the Marina, I found Northern Pintail (3) Bufflehead (1) Ring-necked Duck (15) Hooded Merganser (5) Common Merganser (2) Common Goldeneye

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese Seneca falls

2013-03-08 Thread Dave K
Several hours of Snow Geese heading North over Seneca Falls..big numberscontinuing as of 5:30 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Snow Geese - Big PM movement

2013-03-08 Thread tigger64
After finding rough winds and sun glare at other spots, I hit the jackpot at the south end of Lower Lake Rd on Cayuga Lake's west shore. Many thousands of Snow Geese and ducks were in close (300 yds), with calm water provided by the ice shelf to the north. Snow Geese numbers started around