RE: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin CU Arboretum

2015-04-13 Thread Marie P. Read
A Merlin arrived at the Cornell Plantations Arboretum while I was there this morning around 10:00 Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono

[cayugabirds-l] Jennings Pond, etc

2015-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
I had my scope in the car, so I made an impromptu stop at Jennings Pond this morning. Three Phoebes were squabbling over a nest site under the eaves of the restroom. Otherwise the scene was pretty placid. A couple of Bufflehead, a handful of Ring-necked Ducks, the local Canada Geese. But I

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake

2015-04-13 Thread Rachel Dickinson
There's a loon on Dryden Lake fishing near the ice sheet at 3:15. ___ Rachel Dickinson Freelance Writer Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird--YES

2015-04-13 Thread Donna Scott
This afternoon, Nice bin. scope looks at YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at feeder on nearby fruit tree, from under Spruce trees at 1257 #1 Rd. Union Spring. also NO. FLICKER, female BLUEBIRD, CHIPPING SPARROW, the RW Blackbirds, Grackles, House Sparrows, MO DOs. Thanks Jay Frank! Sent from

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2015-04-13 Thread Carol Keeler
Does weather effect the Woodcock's sky dance? Do they stay down when it's windy like today? Or do hormones dictate their behavior and weather has no effect. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2015-04-13 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* April 13, 2015*  NYSY  04. 13. 15 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 06, 2015 - April 13, 2015to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2015-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
I'm not sure what they'd do in a really ferocious windstorm, but normal windy conditions shouldn't stop them. After all, the display is a show of fitness. But wind might well make it harder for you to hear and observe them. -Geo On Apr 13, 2015, at 6:10 PM, Carol Keeler

[cayugabirds-l] Lunch time Beebe lake

2015-04-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Beebe lake had a dozen or so male and female Buffleheads and one Pied-billed Grebe. Also I saw a single Rough-winged swallow. And one migrating Red-tailed Hawk. I forgot to mention in my previous EIRW report of a Brown creeper and a very good look at a Carolina Wren singing form a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO highlights for the overnight trip

2015-04-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
?Sorry I forgot to mention the location of Long-tailed Ducks in my previous email. They were visible from Dean's Cove. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 Ithaca area moths:

[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush

2015-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
A regular chorus of Hermit Thrushes greeted me from many directions at 6:30 this morning as I approached the brook in the ravine behind my house. Must have arrived in numbers this morning. And, singing from perches overlooking the waterfalls, a Louisiana Waterthrush. Back up in the second

[cayugabirds-l] SFO highlights for the overnight trip

2015-04-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
?We were lucky to see a Forster's Tern at Mud Lock on Saturday 4/11/2015 around 1. 30 PM. It did not sit for us but gave us ample view as it circled and hunted for food. It seemed to have appeared from nowhere. We were fortunate enough to see three Sandhill Cranes come in from west of East

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird--YES

2015-04-13 Thread Jay McGowan
The male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was back at Frank Morlock's feeders this morning at 1257 No. 1 Rd., Union Springs, just east of Wheeler/Davis Road. It was sitting above the feeders singing, visited the feeders briefly, then just flew south witha blackbird flock into the cornfields on the south

[cayugabirds-l] EIRW birds

2015-04-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
As soon as i exited my driveway there was a Yellow-rumped warbler in my neighbors yard. As i was entering EIRW way at Strawberry Hill road, a Brown Thrasher flew in front of me. At the Mitchell Street end there was a Purple Finch singing. I am pretty confident i heard Pine Warbler singing from

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Grebe courtship-song + Merlin Aurora

2015-04-13 Thread John Confer
Sunday, 12 April, The Wells College boathouse provided: 50+ Horned Grebes close to the dock. Some in breeding plumage and even began their courtship dance and song. Fabulous. A Merlin, or possibly two, called off and on for about two minutes from about 100 yds east of boatchouse and

[cayugabirds-l] Broadwing

2015-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
My Broad-winged Hawk is out doing a territorial flight right now. Crows don't like it much. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush

2015-04-13 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Reported (and photographed) by visitors this morning on the West Trail at Sapsucker Woods. Marc Devokaitis Ithaca, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2015-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
Since I was out to deliver bows on Ithaca's South Hill this morning, I had the opportunity to look for some other newly arrived Louisiana Waterthrushes. I found none at Upper Buttermilk, none at Lick Brook, and none at the top of the gorge of the West Branch of Cayuga Inlet. But in the pines

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 4/13

2015-04-13 Thread Mark Chao
I found a singing BLUE-HEADED VIREO and a HERMIT THRUSH by the shelter along the East Trail in Sapsucker Woods on Monday morning. Mark Chao --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: