This morning, we were very surprised to see a female RING-NECKED PHEASANT
feeding under our front bushes. She was eating the millet seeds that I had
scattered there yesterday morning.
I don't think I have ever personally heard or seen Ring-necked Pheasants in the
Etna area, but am fairly
Finally, my favorite spring arrival, a Fox Sparrow appeared this morning,
hop-scratching under our feeders. To hear it sing in our yard would add to the
A pair of Purple Finches (m,ƒ) has been around for a few days. We also had a
few Pine Siskins appear briefly on their way northward.
Running near a playground yesterday out in Danby, we accidentally came too
close to an invisible killdeer nest and the parent flushed giving us a
momentary glimpse into a small pile of woodchips with a single green-ish
colored egg with brown spots. The relatively large size of the egg
Our SFO group heard the beautiful song of a winter wren this morning at Monkey
Run South (along the muddy SW loop trail). I heard one/it yesterday also, but
it was abbreviated and sufficiently off that I wasn't 100% sure that's what I
heard. Other notable sightings there include a pair of
SFO group 5 had great looks at 3 Bohemian Waxwings at the Edwards Cliff
Preserve at the end of Teeter Rd. These particular birds were perched
openly just inside the preserve to the south of the open area near the
entrance. There was a flock of approximately 75 waxwings while we were in
As of a few minutes ago, at least 7 VESPER SPARROWS, as well as Savannah,
Field, Song, and Chipping, were feeding along the road at the northeast
curve on Sapsucker Woods Rd.
On Apr 14, 2013 11:27 AM, david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com wrote:
Around the corner past Kips barn had 2 vesper
Solitary loons off Salt Point and Ladoga. Red-necked grebe off Ladoga.
Small hooded gull - Bonaparte's? -- on spit in Myers Park.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
FYI The adult golden eagle that my SFO group saw late this morning
could very well be falconer's bird. see below
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At 10:00 this morning the AMERICAN AVOCET found yesterday at the north end of
Seneca Lake in Geneva was showing nicely and at very close quarters. It seems
unafraid of people and was photographed by many birders.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Saw potential fallout conditions from Ithaca and points north on the radar
so decided to take SFO group down to the lake instead of the uplands today. We
at Myer's and immediately got on one flock of BONAPARTE'S GULLS migrating north
along the lake. Then there was flock
Well, who can keep up with Jay's impressive flock of sparrows.
Verper at Goetchius near road at DOT wetlands. Flew west toward gate for deer
exclosure. It is feasible that Vesper could nest in this habitat. Jay's are
almost certainly all migrants. (In the spirit of very friendly competition,
I counted 6 VESPER, 4 SAVANNAH, 3 AMERICAN TREE and 2 FIELD SPARROWS along Sapsucker Woods Road at the second bend from NYS-13. If there were any Chipping Sparrows in that flock, I missed them at noon and at 3:30pm.However I did have CHIPPING SPARROWS and lots of DARK-EYED JUNCOS several places
Ann Mitchell's post reminded me to write that we saw three adult Osprey at
Stewart Park over the Swan Pen pond, at around 1pm. One (female?) perched on a
tree and kept calling while the other two circled overhead. Then they all flew
off toward Hog Hole.
There were also two Yellow-Rumped
I decided to hit water and field areas around Dryden this morning. May have
missed early morning fallout as 18 DC CORMORANTS were circling away as I
arrived. There were 15 HORNED GREBES and 9 PIED BILLEDS were good counts for
there. Also 1 COM LOON and 20 or so BUFFLEHEADS.
then I had VESPER
There were 2 when we saw them
On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Nari Mistry n...@cornell.edu wrote:
Ann Mitchell's post reminded me to write that we saw three adult Osprey
at Stewart Park over the Swan Pen pond, at around 1pm. One (female?)
perched on a tree and kept calling while the other
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