[cayugabirds-l] More geese from the south

2014-03-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
Lots more geese are entering the Cayuga Basin from the south this morning, including flocks of Snow Geese. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake Trail

2014-03-29 Thread Susan Fast
I got my first-of-the-year usual walk along the Dryden Lake Trail this morning.  Found 40 species, which is pretty good for this time of year, and included 15 types of waterfowl (listed below). The Trail is mostly soft with some icy spots which can be avoided.  Lake is still ice-covered with

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Green-winged Teal

2014-03-29 Thread Jay McGowan
We are there now. The bird is farther out, with a group of other Green-winged Teal along the edge of the ice in amongst Aythya. It appears to be a EURASIAN X AMERICAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL--bold white horizontal shoulder stripe as in Eurasian but with a faint trace of the vertical shoulder stripe,

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2014-03-29 Thread Carol Keeler
Saw my FOS Osprey on the bridge near Mays Point. It sat on the cross bar probably wondering where its nest had gone. I went through the wildlife drive around noon. Lots of gulls. It sounded as if I were at the ocean. There were a few GBHs , one lone Harrier, and a pair of Tundra Swans,

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2014-03-29 Thread Charles Randolph
About 2:45 today, two SANDHILL CRANES walking through the large corn field to the south of Rte. 90 between Genoa and Locke, more specifically shortly west of the farm with mailbox marked no. 10630, between Rte. 34 and the curve on Rte. 90. The two birds walked along the edge of the field and down

[cayugabirds-l] Myers, Salt Point

2014-03-29 Thread Carl Steckler
Meg and I made a quick turn around Salt Point and Myers. The highlights were: Salt Point The bluest Eastern Bluebird I have ever seen, the photo is going into my 5 birds folder for the Jan 2015 meeting Northern Mockingbird Many American Robins Red-winged Blackbirds Several American Wigeon

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2014-03-29 Thread Susan Fast
This is, I believe, near East Venice Rd. where it intersects Rt. 90.  There has been a pair of cranes nesting there for quite a few years.  The nest used to be in a small wetland behind a farmhouse  just to the SW of the south end of E. Venice Rd (across Rt. 90).  A group from the Crane

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2014-03-29 Thread Eben McLane
The description of where you saw these cranes is consistent with sightings over the years. If these birds are returning to an old, familiar nesting site, I may be able to pinpoint the location for all who are interested and don’t want to drive all the way up to the Montezuma complex to see

[cayugabirds-l] FOY phoebe

2014-03-29 Thread Tobias Dean
Here at North Danby near Upper Buttermilk. Toby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Kids class and some notes

2014-03-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Thank you to everyone who sent me information about snow geese, especially to Fritizie who called me to report about the lousy weather ahead. Unfortunately, kids did not get to enjoy the birds as we were about to start it started pouring in Ithaca. So we ended up spending time in