[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2015-01-19 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* January 19, 2015*  NYSY  01. 19. 15 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 12, 2015 - January 19, 2015to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Screech-owl

2015-01-19 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Just in time when I was listening to a screech owl call on my computer! I was trying to identify what sounded to me like a Screech Owl from recordings of my recent Ecuador trip. I finally nailed it down as Choco Screech Owl Megascops centralis. It amazingly sounds like our screech owl, but only

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Around the lake today

2015-01-19 Thread bob mcguire
Interesting that the Green-winged Teal appeared for Anne Marie Tim today but not for us yesterday. It’s always possible that we simply missed them, although I know that we did scan the overhanging shrubbery at the west side of the pond carefully. So I wonder where they might have gone. The

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebe

2015-01-19 Thread bob mcguire
Several of us travelled around the lake yesterday, picking up a few new birds for the year. The TUFTED DUCK was easy to observe (sleeping) after Dave Nutter again spotted it from along Rt 89. Gary Kohlenberg re-found the single Black Scoter in close to the ice edge at Hog Hole. Also present

[cayugabirds-l] Around the lake today

2015-01-19 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
Tim and I made a quick trip around the lake today, checking points north of where we were yesterday (skipping Myers and Hog Hole). On the way north, we found a small group of HORNED LARKS on the farm fields a block east of 34B in King Ferry south of 90. I forget the name of the road, but it

[cayugabirds-l] Screech-owl

2015-01-19 Thread bob mcguire
A few minutes ago I stepped outside to call in one of the dogs - and flushed what I guessed was a small owl from above the bird feeder. I played the screech-owl whinny recording and got a response in about 30 seconds. A new yard bird - hanging around the feeder, waiting for rodents to come in

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl in Geneva area

2015-01-19 Thread Daniel Graham
At 10:30 today there was a bright white SNOWY OWL west of Rt 96a, south of Geneva in the farm field to the southwest of Larsen Rd., not far from the gas well. This is almost the exact spot I saw my first snowy owl last winter on Dec 3 (which stayed in the area most of the winter, along with two

[cayugabirds-l] SE Owls - Scofield

2015-01-19 Thread David McDermitt
Short-eared owls: I hadn’t seen this species since the 90s when it was regularly seen at a field near the Triangle diner in King Ferry, so I took the drive up to Scofield and was rewarded with great, almost too-good-to-be-true looks, yesterday at two different individuals. I approached from 34B,

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck i.d. help

2015-01-19 Thread Dave Nutter
Carol ( all), Male Tufted Duck in breeding plumage is an easy ID: The SIDE IS BOLD PURE WHITE in sharp contrast to the surrounding black everywhere else, in particular the BLACK BACK, but also the black fore and aft ends, the neck and the entire head. It is far whiter than the gray sides of the

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck

2015-01-19 Thread Glenn Wilson
Has anyone seen it this morning? Thank you. Glenn Wilson Endicott, NY www.WilsonsWarbler.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Red heads NW Lansing

2015-01-19 Thread Donna Scott
Sizable raft of mostly Red Heads at Biil George rd, just north of intersxn w Sweazey Rd ( seasonal rd. sedans should approach via Lansing Station rd). Off ny rt. 34B. They are swimming north towards Lans Stat. Rd. i saw one duck w definite quite white side, but could not see back well due to

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2015-01-19 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Union Springs: 19 Jan. 2015. Confirmed this a.m. that the bird I saw yesterday afternoon in dim light under one of our cedar trees was indeed a SONG SPARROW, my FOY. As I was watching the song sparrow a Cooper's hawk came sweeping by on its way to the stand of spruces where the the little

[cayugabirds-l] Looking for tips for Birding in Southern CA

2015-01-19 Thread Sarah Blodgett
Hi All, I'm heading out to Palm Desert, CA in Feb, where I've been many times, but this time looking to do some birding and wildlife exploration. I'll be hiking and driving to the Salton Sea and Joshua Tree and wondered if any of you have any favorite spots that you'd share with me. Thank you