[cayugabirds-l] Really cool wind map

2015-05-11 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
This one is even cooler than the one I sent last year: https://www.windyty.com Check it out, birdy weatherwatchers! Be sure to note that you can choose the altitude of interest and you’ll find amazing differences. For example, last evening, surface winds were very mild and non-directional.

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2015-05-11 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Migrants of note this morning include a Swainson's thrush on the inner leg of the Wilson trail, Eastern wood pewee, multiple Tennessee warblers, and a Blackpoll warbler singing on the north side of the building. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Basin Big Day Saturday- Congratulations

2015-05-11 Thread John Confer
What an exceptionally great day. Thanks for taking the time to compile the observations. John On 5/10/2015 4:26 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: Livia and I had a fun day yesterday. We had a few setbacks: slow migrant birding in Ithaca; missing some know stakeouts like Upland Sandpiper, Rusty

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2015-05-11 Thread Scott Haber
To add to Brad's tally: there were two Northern Parulas, both singing, on the Wilson Trail North just west of the Sherwood Platform at about 9:15AM. A Blackburnian Warbler also sang a few times further east on the Wilson Trail, just beyond the footbridge. Scott On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:04 AM,

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Monday

2015-05-11 Thread bob mcguire
I got there a bit before 7 this morning, immediately ran into Stu Krasnoff and shortly thereafter Sudan Danskin, Laura Ton, and Marjolein (sp?). Together we observed and listened to a wonderful variety of migrants: multiple Tennessee Warblers, 3 Bay-breasted Warblers foraging in a group, 2

[cayugabirds-l] Bahar and High Vista Nature Preserves (FLLT SBQ), Sat 5/9

2015-05-11 Thread Mark Chao
On Saturday, I led two walks at Finger Lakes Land Trust preserves in the southern Skaneateles Lake watershed, both less than an hour from northeast Ithaca. At the Bahar Nature Preserve in Niles, our group of ten birders found a fine mix of passage migrants and presumed summer breeders, including

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2015-05-11 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* May 11, 2015*  NYSY  05. 11. 15 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 04, 2015 - May 11, 2015to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Monday

2015-05-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Bob, you wrote: I almost forgot - we got good looks at a single Blackpoll Warbler. This normally signals the end of spring migration. How many days do we have left?? The trouble with the Blackpoll benchmark is that at least a few Blackpolls pass through here early (10th of May!), though

[cayugabirds-l] RFI Common Mergansers

2015-05-11 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, I would like to photograph Common Merganser females with ducklings this spring (or is it now immediately summer?!). If anyone sees any (Stewart Park or Myers Point are good spots, I'm told) could you please let me know. Hooded Mergansers too. If I succeed, the finder gets a nice

[cayugabirds-l] Errata

2015-05-11 Thread bob mcguire
For those with nothing else to read: My post from earlier today mentioned Bay-breasted Warbler twice. It should have been 2 CAPE MAY WARBLERS doing the same”. And “Sudan” Danskin. I don’t think so! (Thanks Stu) Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2015-05-11 Thread Yvonne Fogarty
I saw mu first hummingbird today on Bundy Rd. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)