[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 5/4 et al.

2013-05-05 Thread Mark Chao
Like others, I found rather few migrants and nothing very surprising in Sapsucker Woods on Saturday morning. But I did meet Susan and Howard Finch, who gave a compelling account of how they saw a VIRGINIA RAIL taking flight briefly from the east edge of the Fuller Wetlands, just after the

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlarks

2013-05-05 Thread Donna Scott
Suan, list, I have heard seen E. MEADOWLARKS along Cherry and Snyder roads on the north side of the Ithaca/Tompkins Co. airport as recently as yesterday afternoon Saturday. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On May 4, 2013, at 11:42 PM, Suan Yong suan.y...@gmail.com wrote: At

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meadowlarks

2013-05-05 Thread Linda Orkin
Also in the fields across from the SPCA on Hanshaw road in the town of Dryden, NY You can pull in on the dirt road that goes in to that field where they walk the dogs. Nice place to go anyway. You can follow that road to the Cayuga trail that goes down to Fall Creek. Bank swallows nest in

[cayugabirds-l] Blue Winged Warbler in Brooktondale

2013-05-05 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We had a Blue Winged in our trees this morning...its the first time we have had that species here at home. Tom ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com

[cayugabirds-l] More warblers around home

2013-05-05 Thread Geo Kloppel
Not the usual easter egg hunt, with migrant warblers bejeweling the trees, but the local breeders do continue to trickle in. A group of three or four Hooded Warblers arrived at my place just this morning. They haven't even had time to spread out yet - they're all singing in one little area.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue Winged Warbler in Brooktondale

2013-05-05 Thread holly adams
Also here at home in Brooktondale, the Bobolinks are back! -holly (Tom's wife) On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Tom Hoebbel tomhoeb...@gmail.com wrote: We had a Blue Winged in our trees this morning...its the first time we have had that species here at home. Tom ...Time is the friend of

[cayugabirds-l] Tricolored Heron and Glossy Ibis

2013-05-05 Thread Jay McGowan
A TRICOLORED HERON is flying around the marsh at Van Dyne Spoor Road in Wayne County and two GLOSSY IBIS just flew over going south. WILSON'S PHALAROPE is still on Carncross as well as a crane family and 15+ LAPLAND LONGSPURS (and a Tom Johnson and Chris Wood to help). -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] L-P YTVireo, Kingbird

2013-05-05 Thread Suan Yong
The yellow-throated vireo was singing at Lindsay-Parsons this morning, same area as last year, by the next-to-last open area before the blue trail crossed the woods to the railway tracks - as heard by our SFO group this morning, although only seen poorly and briefly by one student (as a yellow

[cayugabirds-l] Phoebe takeover attempt

2013-05-05 Thread Susan Fast
We have a pair of yard PHOEBES, as we usually do. This year the female built 2 nests, about 5' apart, one under the eaves on the east side of our back porch, the other on the north side. Just before noon, I heard several sharp fee-bees, which is unusual, as the male (presumably) has not been

[cayugabirds-l] more arrivals; no migrants

2013-05-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
These strange blue skies and steady warm but light breezes do not seem to be producing any visible migrants on the ground. As others have noted, territorial arrivals continue to trickle in, but many local birds are still missing. An early morning watch at Myer's Point today produced zero birds

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing Station Rd. Woods

2013-05-05 Thread Donna Scott
I took a leisurely late morning walk in the woods, fields and thickets uphill, east side of Lansing Station Rd. in Lansing, and it wasn't too birdy, but I heard or saw: OVENBIRD (right near me, but invisible), YELLOW WARBLERS (2), COMMON YELLOWTHROAT (singing a lot), SWAMP SPARROW (in a little

[cayugabirds-l] Pine siskin

2013-05-05 Thread Laura Stenzler
We still have one Pine Siskin at our feeders! Hunt Hill Rd, Dryden. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Park Nature Preserve, Sun 5/5

2013-05-05 Thread Mark Chao
Andrew, Emmett, and Stewart Berryhill joined Betsy Darlington, Tilden, and me on a walk early on Sunday morning at the Park Nature Preserve (Irish Settlement Road, Dryden). Twice, we had long, very close views of a singing PRAIRIE WARBLER along the first straightaway. As in past years, this

[cayugabirds-l] Jetty woods Sunday morning

2013-05-05 Thread Bob Anderson
My first visit to the woods and jetty road this year found them dry, compared to last year when I had to wear boots. I did not find much variety of migrants. Many singing YELLOW WARBLERS and WARBLING VIREOS but a single BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and AMERICAN REDSTART. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma (TRICOLORED HERON) and Owasco Lake - 5/5

2013-05-05 Thread Christopher Wood
Tom Johnson and I spent the morning birding a few areas in the Finger Lakes. Here's a quick summary of our birding along with links to eBird checklists, many of which have photos, more comments , and links to a map of the location. We started birding at Island Park on the north end of Owasco

[cayugabirds-l] Tricolored Heron this evening

2013-05-05 Thread Leona Lauster
I was at an Organ Concert when I read the email alert of the Tricolored Heron on my phone during intermission. This is not the place you want to be when you get one of these but since I was with someone and more interested in the second half I stayed. I decided I might have a better chance in