[cayugabirds-l] Night Migration - Etna, NY: 5/31-6/1 and 6/1-6/2

2014-06-02 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Saturday night (5/31) was a fairly decent night, but with low species diversity, consisting primarily of a cleanup flight of Swainson's and Gray-cheeked Thrushes of about equal numbers – perhaps 40-50 of each. There were at least 14 Black-billed Cuckoo calls from at least 10 individuals. Two

[cayugabirds-l] bald eagle

2014-06-02 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
About 7:25 am, a mature bald eagle, flying low, direction nw, crossed Rt 90 at the Aurora south village limit. Glorious sight for a morning commute. In past years, an eagle has patrolled the east shore of the lake near Aurora, but usually later in the day. Linda Van Buskirk --

[cayugabirds-l] Acadian Flycatcher

2014-06-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
Between 7:00 and 8:15 this morning I got an 8 Tyrannid sweep: all the flycatcher species that breed in the West Danby area. I started with Eastern Phoebe on Tupper Road. I found Alder Flycatcher and Willow Flycatcher singing in close proximity along Hillview Road near the old Landstrom

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole, Stewart Park

2014-06-02 Thread Jay McGowan
A few people have heard it singing over the past week or two but it may not have been posted here yet. An immature male ORCHARD ORIOLE has been making the rounds at Stewart Park, and Mike Tetlow reports that it is currently singing up a storm in a sycamore right at the entrance to the park. --

[cayugabirds-l] Black and white duck on Beebe Lake

2014-06-02 Thread Karen Steffy
Good afternoon, There is a duck on Beebe Lake that I can't identify. I googled black and white duck, and this is what it looks like: http://www.123rf.com/photo_5523284_a-black-and-white-duck-swimming-through-the-water.html What is it? Thanks! Karen -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Black and white duck on Beebe Lake

2014-06-02 Thread Karen Steffy
Thanks all who pointed me in the direction of the male Common Merganser. That was my first guess. I think of them as being more white, but this one has grey on it and that threw me. Thanks again! Karen From: bounce-116205253-25410...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Phalarope continuing birds in northern Montezuma

2014-06-02 Thread Ken Rose Burdick
Tom Riley, Dave Graham and I visited shorebird habitat on the state lands this morning, and re-located some of the finds from earlier in week. Carncross still had lots of Semipalmated Sandpipers, a few Semipalmated Plovers, an adult breeding RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, a few Dunlin, and a probable

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-06-02 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * June 02, 2014 *  NYSY  06. 02. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): May 26, 2013 - June 02, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

[cayugabirds-l] Fledglings of Common Grackles

2014-06-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Today I spent most of my time at home and in the yard. Whole day I have been listening to the begging of the young grackles and the way they make noise when the parents come to feed them. Even now they are continuously making noise. Also other birds of interest, a Purple Finch sang from one