[cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager - Yes, March 10

2016-03-10 Thread Mike Powers
The Western Tanager was present outside of Day Hall just after noon today (Thursday, March 10). It took a while, but it eventually made an appearance with the House Sparrows visiting the seeds on a window ledge on Day Hall, then it disappeared into the conifers by the College store. Thanks to

[cayugabirds-l] N. Saw-whet in Seneca County

2016-03-10 Thread M Miller
Northern Saw-whet Owl seen Thu night about 11 PM, off East Lake Rd in Fayette (off Rte 96A). Perched in a pine tree in a hedgerow. Mark Miller (bird 199 for the year ) Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] text of City goose hazing memo and feeding ban

2016-03-10 Thread Dave Nutter
TO: Common Council FROM: Josephine Martell DATE: March 3, 2016 RE: No Feeding Geese Ordinance As part of a city-wide effort to better manage the Canada goose population and protect our wildlife, the City of Ithaca has been working to come up with a humane management plan that addresses the

[cayugabirds-l] City of Ithaca to haze geese

2016-03-10 Thread Dave Nutter
On Tuesday I attended part of a City of Ithaca Parks Commission meeting to learn about a potential new Osprey platform to be installed in Cass Park near my house. I was surprised to walk in on the tail end of a discussion of hazing geese and banning waterfowl feeding on all City-owned lands.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip This Sunday, 8am

2016-03-10 Thread bob mcguire
Snow Geese: I drove up the lake and around the Montezuma Complex today. The only concentration of Snow Geese I found was about 6,000 in a corn field on Wiley Road, just west of Rt 89, south of Savannah. None at Mud Lock. None at East Road. None in the Mucklands. None on Carncross Road.

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey talk

2016-03-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
I'm hearing a lot of yelps and gobbles right now from over in the nature preserve (the portion of the L-P Preserve west of Beech Hill Road) -Geo Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] please keep reporting Western Tanager

2016-03-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I know a little more than nothing about molt progression, but I haven't seen any changes during the times I've been observing. Gary From: bounce-120255067-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120255067-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Morning voices

2016-03-10 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
Before a week ago, I had observed Pileated, Hairy, Downy, Flicker, and Sapsuckers at one point or another (in past years) doing the ‘flicka-flicka’ type interaction where a pair (sometimes M-F, sometimes M-M) were ascending a pole or tree and playing hide-and-seek while doing this vocalization.

[cayugabirds-l] Morning voices

2016-03-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
A very light sprinkle, and I'm working with the door open. There sure are lots of bird voices around my yard this morning! A Song Sparrow seems to be the only new arrival, unless there are newcomers among the Juncos that are trilling from all directions. But Cardinals, Robins, Jays, Crows,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] please keep reporting Western Tanager

2016-03-10 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Nice photos. I see no progression of molt from when I photographed the bird on 27 Feb: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27850362. Does anyone else see any changes? Kevin From: bounce-120254348-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120254348-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2016-03-10 Thread Elizabeth King
A friend in Lansing, on East Shore Circle, saw a male hummingbird on Tuesday evening. It was looking for the feeder which, of course, hadn't been put out yet. It seems way too early for hummingbirds. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] please keep reporting Western Tanager

2016-03-10 Thread Elaina M. McCartney
The Western Tanager was enjoying the fruits of a tree in Wee Stinky Glen yesterday morning (March 9) shortly after 9 am, on a branch above the path that goes by the bench near the upper entrance of the Cornell Store. A few photos: https://flic.kr/p/EY3hcB https://flic.kr/p/EY3j9H