Re: [cayugabirds-l] Geese!

2015-03-18 Thread Dave Nutter
Despite stiff NW winds yesterday afternoon (Tu 17 Mar), about 3:30pm I saw several flocks of SNOW GEESE totalling about 270 birds powering north over downtown Ithaca. Later I noticed a mixed flock of CANADA GEESE SNOW GEESE northbound over my house. Sandy Wold mentioned on Sunday afternoon on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Geese!

2015-03-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
Still more flocks of geese are entering the Cayuga Basin at West Danby this morning. We have clear skies overhead, but a heavy band of lake effect snow is passing on our eastern horizon, and its fringes are lit by the rising sun. The distant flocks are highlighted against these bright clouds;

[cayugabirds-l] Red Winged Blackbird

2015-03-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Enjoying my FOY lone male RED WINGED BLACKBIRD feeding on ground here in Lansing. Very dark black with red yellow epaulets. I listened around North Lansing in suitable habitats for Woodcocks last evening, but none heard. Donna Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] avian flu?

2015-03-18 Thread Christianne McMillan White
Report in Boston Globe...what do you make of this? C White, Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] avian flu?

2015-03-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Not avian flu, cholera as it says in the article. Bacterial not viral. Only the birds suffer. Linda Orkin Ithaca, NY On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Christianne McMillan White wrote: Report in Boston Globe…what do you make of this? C White, Ithaca

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red Winged Blackbird

2015-03-18 Thread Claire Damaske
Enjoy your one. We are inundated with a huge mixed flock here in Tyre. I don't know how to count them all for Feederwatch! Claire Damaske Sent from my iPad On Mar 18, 2015, at 10:16 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: Enjoying my FOY lone male RED WINGED BLACKBIRD feeding on

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow!

2015-03-18 Thread marsha kardon
The first song sparrow I've seen this year was huddled in the Japanese Maple outside my kitchen door this morning. It wasn't singing, but that's something to look forward to. Marsha Kardon, 2 Perry LN Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] N. Goshawk

2015-03-18 Thread Gian Dodici
I saw a beautiful adult northern Goshawk perched in a tree above an old barn foundation half way up the north side of Yellow Barn Road this evening at around 6:45. On another note, this past weekend I had pine siskins and common redpolls join the regular Am. goldfinches at my feeder up near the

[cayugabirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk Fight

2015-03-18 Thread joe Diana
Hi All, Yesterday, I came upon a pair of Red-tailed Hawks on Ledyard Road that were locked in combat or that's what it appeared like. A man who saw it all start said there had been a third hawk there when it began. When I first saw them, the hawk on the bottom was barely moving. Then there