Stuart just sent an RBA that the Lawrence's Warbler continues on Burns Rd. in
It is in the shrubs at the top of a steep bank directly across from the
entrance to the Ithaca City Police gun range.
There are a few Blue-winged Warblers as well. The Lawrence's will sing both
I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip to the Finger Lakes Land Trust's Park
Preserve (south) (http://fllt.org/protected_lands/protected_lands1.php?id=42)
on SUNDAY, May 18. We will meet at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at 7:30 and
head over to the preserve right after that. If you
Tennessee Warblers have certainly arrived. Only male Tennessee Warblers were
seen/heard today, singing vociferously throughout the Hawthorn Orchard. I did
not locate any definitive females.
Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY
May 15, 2014 7:32 AM - 8:48 AM
Two adult Killdeer are trying desperately to convince their second floor
rooftop chicks to make the leap. I can hear the chicks' peeping calls coming
from the roof.
NE entrance to Langmuir Lab, 95 Brown Rd, Ithaca (near the Airport). The
rooftop is a gravel roof; ideal for Killdeer nest.
1st year male ORCHARD ORIOLE flew across wildlife drive near pulloff number 6
between Larues and the carp crossing. Bird was singing sporadically too.
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From Ilene Miller who also reported them last year:
The East Hill Office Building Killdeer is back for another year. She laid
an egg yesterday. She has picked the same parking lot island and tree as
last year. I think she actually waited for them to put fresh mulch around
Today morning I had a Tennessee warbler singing form yard and a little later I
heard a Black-billed Cuckoo calling from the Six Mile Creek. Today morning was
very noisy, I heard the following birds from my bedroom.
2. Carolina Wren
3. Tennessee warbler
I've also been watching this killdeer pair last year and again this
year at E. Hill Office Bldg (I work here). I requested that the
landscaping crew does not mow this parking lot island until the chicks
hatch and all the killdeer leave. For added protection, I also put
little flags around the
Charlie Rouse just called me to say that he just saw a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE near
Intersection of Ontario County routes 4 and 6, near the Geneva Experiment
Station, going south/southeast.
Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D.
Home Study Course in Bird Biology
Investigating Behavior: Courtship and
The one seen yesterday at Derby Hill was headed “steadily”north.
From: Kevin J. McGowan
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:32 PM
To: Jay McGowan ; CAYUGABIRDS-L ; NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] swallow-tailed kite near Geneva
Charlie Rouse just called me to say that he just saw a
I thought some of you may be interested in attending this year's NEDSA in
Binghamton meeting to learn about odonates and have some fun.
Dr. Meena Haribal
Boyce Thompson Institute
Ithaca NY 14850
I'm woefully behind on putting up photos.
Wednesday - light to medium songbird flight in the morning. Shortly after the
raptors got up, Hawk Counter Steve Kolbe spotted a Swallow-tailed Kite on the
near horizon. The bird spiraled and worked its way slowly toward the lookout,
Went with Dan Watkins to Montezuma today. Started in the northern section on
Carncross road. It was very windy which hampered scope viewing to some extent.
Gone are the large numbers of yellowlegs of about 10 days ago. Now the
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS have come in with quite a few in the muddy
Yesterday I finished Berndt Heinrich's Mind of the Raven, which I can
highly recommend. Today at about 6pm waiting at the stop light at the
Dey St. exit from Rt 13, two Ravens flew over in the direction of the
farmer's market. One was being harassed by a blackbird.
Brian Magnier and myself went out and watched/photographed the Clay-colored
sparrow on Cornell's campus this afternoon. He's still sticking around and
singing/calling almost constantly. The most interesting thing we observed
was copulation with a chipping sparrow at around 6:00 PM.
If it actually breeds we should name it the Cascazilla Sparrow
On May 15, 2014 9:07 PM, Graham Montgomery montgomery.gra...@gmail.com
Brian Magnier and myself went out and watched/photographed the
Clay-colored sparrow on Cornell's campus this afternoon. He's still
Although Clay-colored Sparrow is rare here in the Cayuga Lake Basin, there is a
history of this species breeding with Chipping Sparrow in our area. From a 1960
issue of The Kingbird:
The lthaca Clay-colored Sparrow (see July, 1960, Kingbird, p. 651) mated with a
female Chipping Sparrow, fed
During this morning's Kids Discover the Trails walk, one of the kids spotted a
woodcock some ten feet off the trail (a short distance from the split in Wilson
trail north, opposite end from the footbridge). It sat motionless like a large
strange mushroom, then relieved itself and scuttled into
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