[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon no

2016-04-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Ann and I took a scouting trip around the Stillwell / Searsburg Road intersection in Trumansburg to check on the reported Gyrfalcon. A fool's errand it may have been, but as it was Friday night why not. No rare sightings except a particularly aggressive, handsome, white turkey defending his

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey Sightings

2016-04-01 Thread Karel V. Sedlacek
[cayugabirds-l] Osprey nest #59 occupied near Treman Marina KS Karel V. Sedlacek Thu 3/31/2016 7:32 PM Karel V Sedlacek Senior Analyst, Consulting Services Alumni Affairs and Development Cornell University Work Phone: 607-254-3399 bounce-120325052-64835...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Karel V.

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2016-04-01 Thread W Larry Hymes
Had our first Brown Thrasher in our yard at 120 Vine St. in Ithaca. Beautiful bird. It was literally "excavating" for insect larvae with its long bill.= Since 1998, our earliest first yard sighting before this was April 10!! Larry Hymes Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] some new arrivals

2016-04-01 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
For last couple of days there have been some new arrivals in my neighborhood. There is persistent Eastern Phoebe who is declaring my neighbor's yard as his own. There are two Northern Flickers, one in the backyard of my northern neighbor and the other one is two houses left of me. Both have

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey sighting

2016-04-01 Thread Suzanne A. Horning
An osprey was spotted eating a fish on a power pole at McGovern fields off of Game Farm Road around 5pm. This is the area of nest #64. Suzanne Horning Associate Director, The Cornell Commitment Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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2016-04-01 Thread Paul Schmitt
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[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finches/poss white bodied TV

2016-04-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 gorgeous male PURPLE FINCHES at my backyard feeders just now! Have seen one there for a few days. Also, with all the reports of birds with unusual white feathers lately, here is another: a new student in SFO who is a beginning birder, phoned me yesterday to report that she thinks she saw on

RE: [cayugabirds-l] a surfeit of urban vultures?

2016-04-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Anne, there are a bunch (8?) of TVs that roost in the firs behind the community center, so you happen to be in their territory. What may seem to be more birds may just be that you are close to the mother lode. Enjoy them. They are a different kind of bird. Bill McAneny, TBurg -Original

[cayugabirds-l] Sharp-shin back on territory

2016-04-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
Sharp-shinned Hawks have nested in my spruce plantation for decades. Today It appears the owner of this territory has just returned from somewhere to resume his traditional proprietorship. He's moving all about the area, fit and very vocal, and I just saw him closely chasing a hapless crow, as

[cayugabirds-l] a surfeit of urban vultures?

2016-04-01 Thread AB Clark
While checking on and looking for crow nests around Ithaca, mostly to NE side and Cayuga Heights, I am encountering numerous vultures swooping low through neighborhoods, just sailing around looking for your backyard carrion, I suppose. But my impression is that there are more than in years