[cayugabirds-l] Merlins galore - thanks

2015-07-28 Thread John Confer
*Thanks to assistance from participants in the cayugabirds-l,* Mark Witmer, Maddie Ulinski, and I were able to monitor 7 Merlin nests this spring-summer. The Briarwood Lane nest fledged the third of three nestlings this morning (28 July). Five nests were in Ithaca, one in Dryden and one of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlins galore - thanks

2015-07-28 Thread Dave Nutter
Nestlings may have fledged, but Merlins still have to eat and hunt. Yesterday (Monday 27 July) at 9:32am I was on Meadow Street waiting to turn left onto Buffalo Street by the FastRack gas station when I heard a short succession of unidentified agitated call notes to my left. Immediately afterward

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Weekend Bird walk reports.

2015-07-28 Thread Yvonne Fogarty
Sent from my iPad On Jul 27, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Chris R. Pelkie chris.pel...@cornell.edu wrote: Speaking of compliant Phoebes, I walked to Sherwood Platform at lunch and met (first time) a visitor/birder from NYC. As he was turning to leave and I was approaching, I spotted a Phoebe on

[cayugabirds-l] Help

2015-07-28 Thread Yvonne Fogarty
We found this bird dead in our side yard. Can you help identify it? Thanks, Yvonne -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Help

2015-07-28 Thread JCampbell-Smith
It's a woodcock. If you would like something done with it, please take it to the Lab of Ornithology front desk to be given to the museum. Jenn On Jul 28, 2015 5:44 PM, Yvonne Fogarty yvonnefoga...@icloud.com wrote: We found this bird dead in our side yard. Can you help identify it? Thanks,

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus: 13 shorebird sp incl RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

2015-07-28 Thread Dave Nutter
Today during the late morning and early afternoon I did some scouting at Montezuma NWR's Knox-Marsellus marsh in preparation for the field trip I'll be leading onto the dikes there next Sunday morning (2 August, 8am leaving from Visitor Center, 8:20am walking down from overlook on East Road).