RBA * New York* Syracuse* April 20, 2015* NYSY 04. 20. 15 Hotline: Syracuse
Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 13, 2015 - April 20, 2015to report by e-mail:
brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National
Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just
Seen today at 4:50, perched on the new platform. No nesting material yet.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
I just wanted to report out on our birding trip around the Owasco Flats Nature
Reserve on Saturday, April 18. Thank you to those that attended! It was a
beautiful morning despite it being fairly quiet and muddy! We started around
8:45 AM and ended about 11:30 AM, following
Everyone is welcomed to join the FLNPS spring flora walk to Upper Buttermilk
Falls on April 26, while enjoying listening to some early warblers like
Louisiana Waterthrush, Pine and Black -throated Green warblers. Walk is led by
Robert Wesley (combination of Wiegand and Eames) who
Well, I'll be darned. It certainly does sound as if there were two raptor
nests. They would have to be very close to each other. In fact, I was pretty
certain I was looking at the same nest/location where I saw the adult owl about
10 days ago. The two nests must be really close. I'll have to go
Yes the nests are very close. From the buss garage the RTHA nest is easier to
see. It is in the tree with the painted 150 yd. marker. It was only after
people reported seeing Owls after I left that I started to get suspicious.
On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:23 AM, John Confer
Well, live and learn. I must have missed the email about the RTHA nest.
Sorry for missing someone's effort to be helpful (I guess that was was
Gary). My, it would have been so nice to see for myself and to show the
SFO both nests. I will go back.
Thanks for all the helpful comments.
As of 12:30 pm today, there were abundant Bonaparte's Gulls flying in
streams up and down the lake off E. Varick, in the same area as
described in yesterday's emails. The lake was choppy and white capped,
the light was very bright and flashing off the waves, and I have no idea
if any Little