[cayugabirds-l] Black Terns at Stewart Park

2014-08-18 Thread Christopher Wood
There were 6 Black Terns at Stewart Park this morning. They were far to the north, visible through a scope but not with binoculars. Other highlights included a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron, 3 flyby Semipalmated Sandpipers, and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Complete list here:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace Sept. 12-13

2014-08-18 Thread Chris Lajewski
It is time to register for the 18th Annual Montezuma Muckrace. The Muckrace, organized by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, is a 24-hour birding competition scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 12th and 13th. That’s one week later than usual to avoid the busy Labor Day and

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2014-08-18 Thread Carol Keeler
I have a new bird coming to the jelly feeder. It's the RTH Hummingbird. While I've seen it hovering around the feeder, I wasn't sure why. Today I saw it lick the grape jelly! It's not a surprise since it's a sweet treat, but the fact that it tried it surprised me. Did it get the idea from

[cayugabirds-l] Fight!

2014-08-18 Thread Carol Keeler
Wow! I just watched a fight between the Male Oriole and male English Sparrow on my jelly feeder. They kept trying to bite or peck each other. The Sparrow was the aggressor. Mr. Oriole did a bit of chirping at him. The Oriole won and the Sparrow left. He got a few moments to eat in peace.

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy Lunch walk

2014-08-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I took my lunch walk today in the afternoon. I came across a small group of migrants at different places. Migrants consisted of Rose-breasted Grosbeak feeding on Sambucus berries and there was a warbler which kept chipping almost sounded like Yellow-rumps chip but I could not locate

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mundy Lunch walk

2014-08-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Meena. It is not neonictinoids that are implicated in decline in monarchs. It is glyphosates as applied to round up ready crops, wholesale and broadly, with no regard to elimination of important field plants. In particular milkweed. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Aug 18, 2014, at 4:03 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-08-18 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * August 18, 2014 *  NYSY  08. 18. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): July 28, 2013 - August 18, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex

[cayugabirds-l] banded Caspian Tern

2014-08-18 Thread Pat Martin
I have gotten banding information back on the Caspian Tern that I encountered on August 7th on Summmerville Pier. It is six years old. It was banded by Laura Sommers of the DEC on June 23, 2008 as a bird too young to fly on Little Galloo Island in Lake Ontario, 10 miles west of Henderson

[cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls

2014-08-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
There are lots of birds migrating now but the traffic noise from my house is obnoxious. I heard several cheeps and zeeps and possibly a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in about 15 minutes. I need to do something about this traffic noise. There are some couple of Catocala pseices of moths at my moth

[cayugabirds-l] Young bird

2014-08-18 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
We saw this little bird in our garden tonight - a young bird who wasn't sure what to do and eventually flew to a tree where a parent was waiting. They both then flew so we never got a gook look at the parent. Can someone help us ID this bird, please? I should know this but don't.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Young bird

2014-08-18 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
That's a juvenile Chipping Sparrow. Kevin -Original Message- From: bounce-117744294-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117744294-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Mary Jane Thomas Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:10 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Young bird We

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Young bird

2014-08-18 Thread rwblye
My guess is song sparrow.Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App-Original Message-From: mjb...@jt-mj.netTo: CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.eduCc: Sent: 2014-08-18 22:10:56 GMTSubject: [cayugabirds-l] Young birdWe saw this little bird in our garden tonight - a young bird who wasn't sure what to do and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls

2014-08-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Betwee 12 and 12:30 I had a fairly steady flight but the birds were very high up and calls were faint- I counted 22 VEERY, 11 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, 1 CANADA WARBLER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and about 20 unidentified warbler notes. Overall not too different from what Chris T-H heard last