[cayugabirds-l] Etna: Ring-necked Pheasant

2013-04-14 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
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

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow at last.

2013-04-14 Thread Nari Mistry
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 pleasure. 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.

[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2013-04-14 Thread David McDermitt
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 surprised me

[cayugabirds-l] Winter wren @ Monkey Run South

2013-04-14 Thread Suan Yong
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

[cayugabirds-l] Bohemian Waxwings

2013-04-14 Thread bilbaker
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 the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vesper Sparrows Golden Eagle Sapsucker Woods

2013-04-14 Thread Jay McGowan
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. Jay On Apr 14, 2013 11:27 AM, david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com wrote: Around the corner past Kips barn had 2 vesper

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Sunday Afternoon

2013-04-14 Thread Michael W. Duttweiler
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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: Lost Golden eagle

2013-04-14 Thread david nicosia
FYI The adult golden eagle that my SFO group saw late this morning could very well be falconer's bird. see below  - Forwarded Message - From: majhunt...@aol.com majhunt...@aol.com To: daven1...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:39 PM Subject: Golden eagle Hi Daven  

[cayugabirds-l] Geneva Avocet

2013-04-14 Thread Joseph Brin
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. Joseph Brin Baldwinsville, N.Y. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Sunday April 14th, 2013 Group 8

2013-04-14 Thread david nicosia
Saw potential fallout conditions from Ithaca and points north on the radar before sunrise so decided to take SFO group down to the lake instead of the uplands today. We started at Myer's and immediately got on one flock of BONAPARTE'S GULLS migrating north along the lake. Then there was flock

[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius vesper sparrow

2013-04-14 Thread John Confer
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,

[cayugabirds-l] Sparrows

2013-04-14 Thread nutter.dave
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

[cayugabirds-l] Three Osprey at Stewart Park; two Yellow-Rumped warblers; Eared Grebe

2013-04-14 Thread Nari Mistry
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

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden area birds

2013-04-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Three Osprey at Stewart Park; two Yellow-Rumped warblers; Eared Grebe

2013-04-14 Thread Ann Mitchell
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