[cayugabirds-l] downtown backyard oddities

2015-02-02 Thread Judith W. Jones
We have a song sparrow foraging in the snow for spilled seed under our 
bird feeder.
We also have as a regular a most unmourning dovelike mourning dove. The 
bird will sit on top of our window feeders after a window feeder meal 
and look in the window, watching the family activities, for as long as a 
half hour. It will huddle on the back porch and watch me go in and out 
(not today), has learned to feed from the tube feeders while relatives 
stick to ground feeding and go skittering into retreat at the first sign 
of human activity.


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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Pine Siskins and....bluebirds!

2015-02-02 Thread Marie P. Read
Three Eastern Bluebirds feeding on my winterberries! (They were there yesterday 
too.) S cool!

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
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Freeville NY  13068 USA

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Pine Siskins

At least 7 Pine Siskins have descended on my feeders this afternoon, and are 
busily keeping everyone else off!
Marie

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[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Pine Siskins

2015-02-02 Thread Marie P. Read
At least 7 Pine Siskins have descended on my feeders this afternoon, and are 
busily keeping everyone else off!
Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

http://www.marieread.com

Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

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[cayugabirds-l] new yard bird

2015-02-02 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Besides being a new yard bird, it is a new computer-room-window bird.  I saw
a big dark shape cruising just above the trees outside our window and looked
closer to ID it.  It was a mature Bald Eagle.  Wow! What a thrilling bird. 

Earlier today, Shirley found our first Flicker of this winter on our
platform feeder. Our feeder count for the day is 20 species. No redpolls or
siskins.

Bill McAneny, TBurg


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[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2015-02-02 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 02, 2015*  NYSY  02. 02. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 26, 2015 - February 02, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison  Cortlandcompiled: February 02 AT 6:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #428 Monday February 
02, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
January 26, 2014 Highlights:---
TRUMPETER SWANSURF SCOTERBARROW’S GOLDENEYENORTHERN GOSHAWKRED-SHOULDERED 
HAWKICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY 
CATBIRDHERMIT THRUSHEVENING GROSBEAKLAPLAND LONGSPURCHIPPING SPARROWSAVANNAH 
SPARROWWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWFOX SPARROWPINE SISKIN




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)
    1/31: A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen along Rt. 31 in the mucklands.     
2/1: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at the intersection of Armitage Road and Rt.89.

Onondaga county
     1/27: A HERMIT THRUSH continues at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery near 
Elbridge. A PINE SISKIN was at a feeder in Pompey.     1/29: A GRAY CATBIRD 
continues along the Andrews Road feeder canal in Dewitt.     1/31: Three 
ICELAND GULLS including an adult were seen from the bridge in Baldwinsville. A 
second female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE has appeared at Phoenix. Sighting is from the 
fisherman’s access down river from the bridge. NOTE: The Oswego River marks the 
boundary of Onondaga and Oswego Counties so these birds most likely can be 
counted for both counties.     2/1: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. 3 
ICELAND and 3 GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen at the Inner Harbor. An adult male 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen and photographed at the intersection of Morgan and 
VerPlank Roads north of Great Northern Mall.     2/2: 2 TRUMPETER SWANS were in 
the Seneca River along the Northeast Trail (north side of the river) in 
Baldwinsville.

Oswego County
     1/28: A SURF SCOTER was again seen in Oneida Lake in Brewerton.     1/30: 
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Williamstown.     2/1: A PINE SISKIN was at a 
feeder in Hastings.

Madison
     1/31: A SNOWY OWL was seen on West Mile Strip Road in Fenner.     2/1: 
EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at the feeders on Carpenter Road near Sheds. also 
being seen are PINE SISKINS, a CHIPPING SPARROW, a FOX SPARROW and 2 NORTHERN 
GOSHAWKS.

Oneida County
     2/1: A SNOWY OWL was spotted at Griffis Tech Park near Rome. A SHORT-EARED 
OWL has again been spotted at the intersection of Rt.31 and Miller Road in 
Verona.

Cayuga county
     1/31: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.

Herkimer County
     1/28: A PINE SISKIN was at a feeder near Dolgeville.

Jefferson County
     1/31: 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen on Dutch Settelment Road north of Evans Mills.
       
     
     --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  

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[cayugabirds-l] Ravens hunting in Lodi

2015-02-02 Thread David Diaz
I just watched a raven drop down into fresh snow.  It caught something and 
pecked it to death and swallowed it whole!

Don't think this common but perhaps it is?

David Diaz
Tburg



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[cayugabirds-l] another goshawk

2015-02-02 Thread Susan Fast
 Out in front shoveling this morning when my 3 yard crows suddenly went nuts; 
vocalizing mucho.  Whatever it was, they weren't going near it, but stayed in 
the top of our tallest tree.  It took me a bit to locate the source of their 
displeasure.  At first, with binos, I thought a very large juvenile Coopers; 
but then decided to drag the scope out in the snow where I discerned a clear, 
wide whitish stripe over the eye.  The stripe is paler than the supercilium of 
an adult.  The breast streaking is very similar to that of the juvenile Coopers 
however.  This is my first Yard juv. GOSHAWK.
Steve FastBrooktondale
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