[cayugabirds-l] Are there snow geese yet by Cayuga Lake State Park

2014-12-21 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am heading up that way and would love to make that detour Thanks, Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants Over Trumansburg

2014-12-21 Thread Ellen D. Haith
Several hundred Snows heading south about five minutes ago- noisily! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant

2014-12-21 Thread Susan Fast
On a 2 hour walk along the E. end of Mt. Pleasant Rd (Town of Dryden) this morning, I encountered approx. 100 SNOW BUNTINGS, 22 HORNED LARKS, 11 CEDAR WAXWINGS, and 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS.  No longspurs seen, by me anyway.    Lots of CROWS. Steve FastBrooktondale -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Apples for breakfast-Red-bellied Woodpecker

2014-12-21 Thread Anne Clark
This morning, before it was seen at the feeder, the male Red-bellied Woodpecker that frequents our suet was eating a frozen brown apple still hanging on a tree. It was drilling into it and extracting bites. Fruit is frequently mentioned as part of their diet, but I hadn't before seen one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Impacts of approved casino at Tyre:OT?

2014-12-21 Thread Dave Nutter
I think the location will be convenient for travelers on the Thruway by being immediately on the north side of the interchange of I-90 NYS-414, near Magee at the west edge of the Town of Tyre. I would expect additional traffic on NYS-414, NYS-318, to the east NYS-5/US-20, to the northeast

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill and Snowy Owl

2014-12-21 Thread bob mcguire
A 2 hour walk/drive around Summerhill this morning produced very little in the way of birds - until the drive home. Salt Road in the state forest was especially quiet. No chickadees or juncoes. A couple of crows bluejays. One distant nuthatch. Best Bird: calling Pileated Woodpecker. The

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Impacts of approved casino at Tyre:OT?

2014-12-21 Thread Kimberly Sucy
The CasiNO Tyre web site ( http://www.casinofreetyre.com ) points out the risk of runoff from the parking areas into White Brook as a cause for concern. It's a good site (discounting the obvious bias towards one side of the issue which one would expect from the site name!). -kimberly On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Impacts of approved casino at Tyre:OT?

2014-12-21 Thread Alicia Plotkin
The casino is likely to be the anchor for other major development in the immediate area. One $100,000,000 project already has been presented to the Planning Board, to be located a little further west on Rte 318, and proposing hundreds of thousands of sq feet of retail commercial space on a

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Salt rd. Groton

2014-12-21 Thread Donna Scott
Nearer Rt 222 than to rt 90. Just as Gary Kohl. left after viewing SNOWY OWL from his car, I heard RAVENS approaching! 2 croaked constantly as they flew low over the Snowy Owl a few times. Snowy stayed put, but craned its head around watching Ravens, who have now left. Now owl has flown to a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Salt rd. Groton

2014-12-21 Thread Donna Scott
By blue house across from Teet Sons Scrap metal. Bob M said it is house # 955. These are numbers in Town of Groton. House #s coming to here from Rt 90 descended from 380s to 100s before I passed into north end of Groton. Owl is on fence post east side of rd just north of blue house. Fence is

[cayugabirds-l] Snow buntings Mt Pleasant

2014-12-21 Thread Laura Stenzler
3 pm, Sunday. The large flock of snow buntings is still on Mt Pleasant, flying back and forth across the east end of the road. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Apples for breakfast-Red-bellied Woodpecker

2014-12-21 Thread Judith Thurber
I remember many years ago seeing an apple tree with frozen fruit with several Pine Grosbeaks enjoying the fruit. Lovely sight. By the way, Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville had both Long-eared and Saw-whet Owls today on the Bog Trail.My favorite kind of Christmas present! Judy

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca screech-owl, Sun 12/21

2014-12-21 Thread Mark Chao
This afternoon, for the first time since last April, we saw an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL in our box in northeast Ithaca. I feel nearly certain that I've never seen this particular owl before. It has distinctive arcs on the margin of each lower eyelid, toward the bill. They look like the black eyes a