[cayugabirds-l] Red-breasted nuthatch

2013-03-17 Thread Marla Coppolino
There have been more species of birds at my feeders this weekend than any other! Today there is a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH visiting my feeders for the first time, as well as a FOX SPARROW, lots of COMMON REDPOLLS, AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, along with all the regulars. Some of the recently returned

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake last week-end a video link and possible Auroras possible to night

2013-03-17 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I thought some of you might enjoy this video of thousands of snow geese that assembled at the north-end of Cayuga Lake. Some of you witnessed the sight and for those who did not get chance might love to watch this. Around 0.50 minutes in the video, the snow geese take to air, but

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes

2013-03-17 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Kathy Strickland I saw 4 SANDHILL CRANES at Morgan Rd. last evening one SHORT-EARRED OWL near the river on Carncross Rd.. Saw many ducks, esp. in the May's Pool inlet canal along Rte 89. Pintails abound! Still LOTS of snow geese in the air. I drove across the new bridge onto Howlands Island

[cayugabirds-l] Hooded Mergansers on Fall Creek near Flat Rock

2013-03-17 Thread Nari Mistry
There was a trio of beautiful Hooded Mergansers on Fall Creek near the suspension bridge at Flat Rock, when we crossed at about 12:45pm after a long walk. Two males were escorting an elegant female, flashing their hoods in the sunlight and displaying non-competitively. Beavers have been cutting

[cayugabirds-l] Cooper's Hawk having probably red squirrel for lunch in my yard

2013-03-17 Thread Meena Haribal
As I am typing this there is Cooper's hawk having a meal, I would not call it enjoying as he is very alert, lots of people and cars passing by on Honness Lane. I saw him half an hour ago under the Norway Spruces. First when I saw him, I thought it was a bunny as I saw one yesterday morning

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 3/17

2013-03-17 Thread Mark Chao
At around 2:45 PM on Sunday, Tilden and I saw what I identify as a female southern HOARY REDPOLL, in the feeder garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We first noticed this bird because of its paler gray-toned back (not brown like nearby Common Redpolls). We confirmed larger size, vague and

[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk

2013-03-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
There are two Red-shouldered Hawks on Hunt Hill Road off Ellis Hollow Road. I had great looks at one and heard two a little later. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius shrike, Lake Rd. Harriers.

2013-03-17 Thread John Confer
Going up and back on the east side of Cayuga Lake, besides the wonderful waterfowl, we noted 3 No. Harrier over the grassy fields on Lake Rd. near Rt. 90. Two close together were an after second year male (gray ghost) and the pale brown ASY female. A couple hundred yards away we saw a second

[cayugabirds-l] Around the Lake

2013-03-17 Thread bob mcguire
Laura Stenzler and I spent today circling the lake clockwise. Stewart Park had considerable new ice and a greatly reduced waterfowl population including numerous Hooded Mergansers and couple of Common Goldeneys. We drove up the west side directly to Lower Lake Road, hoping to find Snow

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Around the Lake

2013-03-17 Thread david nicosia
Went birding up the east side of Cayuga Lake and Montezuma and vicinity with my friends Melissa Penta and Renee DePrato.  We didn't have luck finding any Ross's Geese either as the huge raft of snow geese was too distant as we only went  up the east side of the lake. We saw probably a couple

[cayugabirds-l] birding and beer

2013-03-17 Thread Tobias Dean
At the Ithaca Beer company last night I spotted something up high, I had my binocs. and rushed outside and saw 3 Sandhill cranes heading north up the Inlet Valley. At first I thought they might be herons but there were 3 flying tightly together and they were way bulkier than herons. I have only