[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Area Today

2016-03-24 Thread bob mcguire
I had a rather interesting afternoon/evening at the north end of the lake today. Thinking I’d take advantage of the weather and see what was around to record, I headed for Montezuma after lunch. First of all, most of the OSPREY nests/platforms along the east side were still unoccupied. The two

[cayugabirds-l] Birdy Day

2016-03-24 Thread Judy M. Thoroughman
I'm having quite a birdy day. On the way home from work I saw a Bald Eagle flying over Fall Creek in Etna. Got out of the car at home heard something scratching around and found a Ruffed Grouse stalking around in the woods a few feet behind the bird feeder. I was just outside and there are

[cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2016-03-24 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have our FOY Eastern Towhee in Brooktondale today. ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com 607-539-6121

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Tree Swallow

2016-03-24 Thread Marie P. Read
Recovering from the flu, I tottered up Mt Pleasant Rd this afternoon around 2:30. The south wind was intense and few birds were in evidence. But a familiar chittering call caught my ear from on high...Mt Pleasant's first Tree Swallow of the season! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren

2016-03-24 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Big day for Shirley. A CAROLINA WREN appeared beneath the suet feeder, picking up a few scraps dropped by the woodpeckers. We will have to wait to see if it is one of the wrens from previous years. They have nested in the eaves of the garage. Not only that, but they have endured the constant

[cayugabirds-l] Avicaching—contribute to citizen science and potentially win free binoculars!

2016-03-24 Thread Ian Davies
Hi Cayugabirders, I hope that you’ve been getting out and seeing some great spring birds over the past couple weeks. Today might not be the best weather, but looks like a good day for waterfowl ‘fallout’—I’ve heard that there were at least 18 species of waterfowl off of the East Shore Park

[cayugabirds-l] A first for my neighborhood?

2016-03-24 Thread Robin Cisne
I just saw eight very large birds flying in a line formation over the fields just south of Route 79 + Landon Road in Brooktondale. At first I thought they were GBHs, but after studying pictures, etc., I'm inclined to think they were Sandhill Cranes (they were silent). Any confirmation or