[cayugabirds-l] REDHEAD raft along SW shore of Cayuga Lake again/s...

2013-03-09 Thread 6072292158
REDHEAD raft along SW shore of Cayuga Lake again/still. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] sandhill crane

2013-03-09 Thread Claire Damaske
My husband and I had a thrill while walking Esker Brook trail this morning, when a sandhill crane came flying and calling over our heads. Heading toward Knox-Marcellus marsh maybe. Claire Damaske Tyre -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated WPs and Redpolls

2013-03-09 Thread Nari Mistry
A few minutes ago, as we were having lunch, two gorgeous male Pileated Woodpeckers flew down just outside our window, one low on the box-elder the other low on a black locust nearby. I think they were sizing up each other, in an annual Spring ritual in our yard. In my bird archives I see that

[cayugabirds-l] Wildlife drive

2013-03-09 Thread Carol Keeler
The Montezuma wildlife drive is open up to the spillway. The water is all frozen. There were gulls sitting on the ice as well as two juvenile Bald Eagles. Other Bald Eagles were sitting on the far side of the river silhouetted by the sun. I also spotted a Harrier checking out the marsh.

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon at Woofly's

2013-03-09 Thread Christopher Wood
This afternoon Luke, Jessie and I went up the west side of the Cayuga Lake and focused our efforts along Lower Lake Road on the NW side of the lake. There are tens of thousands of birds with huge numbers of Snow Geese. Most pintail are now in the mucklands and Mallard, Black Duck and Common

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, etc., Sat 3/9

2013-03-09 Thread Mark Chao
Here are some highlights and other notes from around Ithaca over the past few days. The birding hasn't been quite as easy as in our previous, very lucky outings, but the common birds, occasional surprises, and even long silences have still been quite worthwhile. * FISH CROWS heard calling in

[cayugabirds-l] short-eared owls @ Morgan Road

2013-03-09 Thread cl...@juno.com
Finally made it up to Morgan Road today on the way home from Oswego. About 18 folks were gathered to view the possible evening's flight. After several distant possibilities and half the group leaving for Carncross Road, we headed to our car where the 90-degree angle of the buildings funneled in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] short-eared owls @ Morgan Road

2013-03-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, After these first few owls flew by the buildings on Morgan Road (they didn't come out until about 5:45), Scott Haber, Susan Newman and I decided to head down to the distant birds near Carncross Road, where we could see birds fighting with each other and perching from afar. When we

Re: [cayugabirds-l] short-eared owls @ Morgan Road

2013-03-09 Thread Scott Haber
As part of the group that relocated to Carncross Rd. this evening where we had excellent looks at three Short-eared Owls, I should note that the distant possibilities that Colleen referred to were indeed distant Short-eared Owls. They were quite far out and we tried to help many in the large group

[cayugabirds-l] Ovid Short-eared owls

2013-03-09 Thread Marty Schlabach
This evening, Mary Jean, Emma and went to Ovid to pick up Chinese takeout, and on the way home, about 6:30pm we saw 3 short-eared owls along Center Rd, just east of Co Rd 129. We also drove along Rock River Rd and Wycoff Rd, but didn't see any. Marty ==

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: eBird Report - Montezuma NWR, Mar 9, 2013

2013-03-09 Thread Joe DeVito
 GREAT DAY!!! After going a long period of time without birding, I FINALLY got out today and was rewarded heavily for it. Bald Eagles were at every location today. had a juvenile pull a fish out of the river along the wildlife drive. A Northern Shrike was a great warm up for the crowd that