[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Birds Rail and other birds

2013-04-17 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I was able to hear the VIRGINIA RAIL calling in the wetlands near the airport this morning. I first heard it when still on the main road, then after about 5 minutes, it began calling more often. There was also a beautiful WILD TURKEY with a well-trimmed beard walking around the area. The

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2013-04-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
The recent south winds swept our Fox Sparrows and 95% of our Juncos away, but this morning they were replaced by a very special bird, a BROWN THRASHER!!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Birds Rail and other birds

2013-04-17 Thread Chris Pelkie
. If I explained that incorrectly, please adjust, Tom or other expert! Thought others would like the refresher. So I have recorded the winnowing rapidly-descending angular-winged and long-billed silhouette I saw as my FOY Wilson's Snipe (on Monday). Cheers, ChrisP On 20130417, at 07:58 , Brad

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Fox Sparrows

2013-04-17 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard (Northeast Ithaca, up on East Hill, just to the Southwest of the intersection of Pine Tree Rd., Ellis Hollow Rd. and Mitchell Street, behind the Reis Tennis Center) from about 7:30am to 8:30am, kind of hoping for something unusual or really

[cayugabirds-l] tree swallows

2013-04-17 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Four Tree Swallows showed up this morning checking out the nest boxes in our field. The one they seem to want the most already has House Sparrows claiming an interest. There may be conflict. Yesterday, the first bird we saw was a Harrier and the second was a Flicker. Both birds have white

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird reported on Murfield Road

2013-04-17 Thread Paul Anderson
A friend of mine was surprised to see an unusual bird at his feeder early this morning. He and his wife looked through their field guide and concluded it was a Yellow-headed Blackbird. It feasted for about 10-15 minutes before flying off. This was at 70 Murfield Road. The feeder is at the

[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen Palm Warbler

2013-04-17 Thread bob mcguire
I went chasing Chris T-Hymes Fox Sparrows late this morning - and come up empty - but was rewarded by a low-soaring Broad-winged Hawk over the soft ball field. I was headed downtown to do some errands and stopped off at Stewart Park to check the lake and swan pen. The trees/shrubs around

[cayugabirds-l] First record predictions from 14 years ago...

2013-04-17 Thread Paul Anderson
All: Back in 1999 some of the local birders who were doing the David Cup held a survey amongst themselves to determine which birds were predicted to show up for the first time in the basin. The top ten predictions were the following: 10. Boreal Owl 9. Pacific Loon 8. Pomarine Jaeger 7.

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2013-04-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, My yard Song Sparrow has returned today! Last three or four years dates have been April 17 or 18! So he is on time! I wonder from where he is coming. But I am glad he is back! Cheers Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ --