[cayugabirds-l] FOY birds (for me, at least)

2015-05-03 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
FOY Osprey yard bird - one just flew nearby by my yard (giles st in Ithaca) going towards Six Mile Creek. Saw others at Salt Point and Myer's earlier, and a couple around the Ithaca area in recent days, but this is the first time this year I've seen the one (more than one?) that frequents my

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Trip Report to Braddock Bay Area from Saturday

2015-05-03 Thread Sandy Wold
Seven of us carpooled and caravaning up to Braddock Bay Banding station and surrounding spots. Dave Nutter was our leader, and the following are highlights of that trip, which was yesterday 8am-4pm. NEAR GAS STATION AT THE JUNCTION OF 318 EAST OF 414 We saw a GREATER AND LESSER YELLOW LEGS in

[cayugabirds-l] Connecticut Hills in the evening

2015-05-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
?After reading geo's post about Ovenbirds and thrushes in Danby area, I decided to try my hand at recording evening chorus. Unfortunately, I did not find any ovenbirds or Hermit thrushes. I did find a pair of Raven's croaking, several Song Sparrows but not as numerous as in the past, lots of

[cayugabirds-l] Black-throated Blue Warbler

2015-05-03 Thread Eva Smith
Heard only while I was walking in the northern end of Shindagin Hollow State Forest. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Birds

2015-05-03 Thread bob mcguire
While recording Brown Thrasher in the FLNF this morning (pre-dawn), heard my first VEERY singing. CHIMNEY SWIFTS (50) were in the air at the corner of N Tioga Court Streets, Ithaca. There was also a MERLIN calling intermittently to the NE of that corner. I suspect there may be a nest in a

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2015-05-03 Thread Geo Kloppel
On my morning walk along the westernmost edge of the L-P Preserve, which is also the eastern edge of my property and the boundary between the towns of Newfield and Danby, I found plenty of Ovenbirds, the resident Louisiana Waterthrush, several Common Yellowthroats, a Blackburnian Warbler, a

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush and others

2015-05-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
New arrivals this weekend at Lansing Station Rd, Lansing (FOY): BALTIMORE ORIOLE YELLOW WARBLER GRAY CATBIRDS (2) And just this morning for 1st time, I heard my usual WOOD THRUSH singing at dawn in my woods across the road from house. C. LOONS still calling on lake, and yesterday a BROWN

[cayugabirds-l] probable Black Scoter Red-necked Grebe at Salt Point

2015-05-03 Thread Benjamin Freeman
Just back from a quick walk around Salt Point with Lynn Leopold. An Osprey was present on the nest platform- the female on the nest perked up a bit when her mate flew over and also when a grackle tried to take a stick from just underneath her beak. Also present was a Baltimore Oriole, Eastern

[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius Preserve new birds - Sunday

2015-05-03 Thread Marie P. Read
Laura Erickson and I took a walk around the Goetchius Preserve in Caroline this morning. Joining the increasing avian lineup in the wet areas were 2 Lesser Yellowlegs and a Solitary Sandpiper. And two Eastern Kingbirds in a hedgerow. Also seen: Spotted Sandpiper Killdeer Eastern Meadowlarks

[cayugabirds-l] Night time singer

2015-05-03 Thread Diana
Hi All, When I couldn't sleep last night I got up to read a little after three. At about 4:15 a House Finch started singing for all its worth. I'm guessing it was the light from the window because it stopped right after I turned off the light in about fifteen minutes. It started up again

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals

2015-05-03 Thread Carol Keeler
I had my FOS White Crown Sparrow, female RB Grosbeak, and House Wren today. The White Crowns usually arrive when the Serviceberry blooms. They're not quite open yet, but close. Now I need the Orioles , Catbirds, and Yellow Warblers to show up. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad --