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 nest #59 occupied near Treman Marina
Karel V. Sedlacek
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Had our first Brown Thrasher in our yard at 120 Vine St. in
bird. It was literally "excavating" for insect larvae with its long bill.=
Since 1998, our earliest first yard sighting before this was April
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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