[cayugabirds-l] Morning birds

2015-05-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
This morning I climbed to the top of Sorry Hunter Hill (1,920 summit, West Danby). I encountered a number of Scarlet Tanagers along the way. Hooded Warblers and American Redstarts are also back in force. Lady slippers are just peeking out of the leaf litter. Without looking for it, I

[cayugabirds-l] Morning Yard Birds

2015-05-08 Thread Carol Keeler
I went back to the creek to see if any of my regular residents had returned. I heard the Warbling Vireo and Yellow Warbler who has right now come close enough to the house to hear him singing. I could also hear the Catbird. Returning to the house I spotted an Eastern Kingbird in the birch

[cayugabirds-l] FOY

2015-05-08 Thread Ellen Haith
Having hung the hummingbird feeders yesterday, I was delighted to see one having a late brunch about a minute ago. Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 8 May 2015

2015-05-08 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Good morning! I stopped by the Hawthorn Orchard this morning a tad later than yesterday. Ran into Nancy, Holly and Tom, and Jackie and Phil. Dynamic, relatively quiet, got quieter as the sun got higher and the heat began to intensify. Northeast corner around maple treetops seemed most active.

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Wilson's Warbler

2015-05-08 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Matt Medler and Dan Lane found a WILSON'S WARBLER foraging very low and very cooperatively on the Wilson Trail directly behind the photo blind/feeding area, while on the inner leg. It was still there shortly after they found it, but it was being silent and foraging low. - Brad --

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Friday: Glossy Ibis, Red-headed Woodpecker, shorebirds

2015-05-08 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, Livia and I took the morning off to check around Montezuma, hoping to find the reported Little Blue Heron. We were unsuccessful in that regard, but had a lot of nice birds. Highlights: --At least three ORCHARD ORIOLES at Myers Point, an adult and a young male chasing each other near the

[cayugabirds-l] Has anyone burded sapsucker woods today?

2015-05-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Dr. Meena Haribal 409, Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) Ithaca NY 14853 USA Email: m...@cornell.edumailto:m...@cornell.edu http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ Ithaca area moths: http://tinyurl.com/kn6q2p4 Dragonfly book sample pages: http://www.haribal.org/140817samplebook.pdf

[cayugabirds-l] BOBOLINKS

2015-05-08 Thread Sally Eller
Horton Pasture, Seneca Rd, near Teeter Pond, FLNF. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] fitz-bew!

2015-05-08 Thread Rhea Garen
Willow flycatchers are back on my road this AM. Now I know it was safe to remove the snow tires! (Usually I'm not convinced until the lilacs arrive but they're not out yet...) Rhea Garen Hopkins RD. West Hill -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 8 May 2015

2015-05-08 Thread Tom Hoebbel
It was our first trip to Hawthorn this year and very worthwhile. In addition to Chris' list we heard a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER repeatedly in the NE corner of the orchard before he arrived. Also we say a GREEN HERON as we arrived around 7AM. ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-winged Blackbird

2015-05-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
For the past couple days we've had a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD with ORANGE EPAULETS --- no red whatsoever. Have others noticed this in this species before? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orange-winged Blackbird

2015-05-08 Thread Anne Clark
At this time of year, there are many yearling (hatched in 2014) males who are not yet in full color. Having orange epaulets is not unusual for this age group. I know of one orange-epauleted male that actually bred with orange epaulets, but there were complex reasons he got a chance. There is

[cayugabirds-l] recent basin firsts

2015-05-08 Thread Dave Nutter
Check out the Cayuga Lake Basin 2015 First Records List: http://www.cayugabirdclub.org/Resources/cayuga-lake-basin-first-records Lots of new birds have been found in the past few days. I may have made errors in my quick dirty update. Please let me know. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] CAPE MAY WARBLER

2015-05-08 Thread Birding
CAPE MAY WARBLER silently foraging in flowering cherry trees by small bridge over pond overflow on Wilson north in sapsucker Woods Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Salmon Creek Bird Sanctuary (FLLT), Fri 5/8

2015-05-08 Thread Mark Chao
I went looking for birds on Friday morning at the Salmon Creek Bird Sanctuary, a Finger Lakes Land Trust preserve in Lansing (6:10-7:00 AM). This 33-acre preserve used to host as many as 48 breeding pairs of Cerulean Warblers as recently as 1998, but today as in other recent years, the species

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lost Car Key at the Hawthorn Woods

2015-05-08 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Ann: I found your car key. Sincerely, Chris T-H Sent from my iPhone On May 7, 2015, at 21:58, Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com wrote: Hawthorn Woods should be a great weekend for birding. If you happen to come across a Honda car key, please let me know. I lost it somewhere in the

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods evening birds

2015-05-08 Thread Brad Walker
Thanks again to Susan for the Cape May Warbler report, it was still present between 6:15 and 7:15 in the same tree, joined by a Blue-winged Warbler. A Merlin was also in the area, being chased by an Eastern Kingbird in a contest to see who could be the most annoying. The two beavers were also on

[cayugabirds-l] Barred owl calling tonight

2015-05-08 Thread Anne Clark
Maybe I just haven't been out and listening at the right moment, but this is the first I have heard this spring/suddenly summer. Not too far North of the middle of Hile School Road, Freeville. Anne -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Bats

2015-05-08 Thread Susan Fast
I was out front of the house just now, looking for BATS.  At 2047, 2 appeared flying in tandem.  In the next fifteen minutes, they flew over 8 times, always in tandem, from 1' to 4' apart.  They moved very quickly;  this was not typical foraging behavior.  It looked to me like a synchronized