[cayugabirds-l] Raven forager--Freese x Hanshaw fields

2016-04-17 Thread AB Clark
I encountered a Common Raven alighting and foraging in the wettest spot in the NE corner of the field at Freese x Hanshaw (a spot just SW of the corner signs). The nearest pair of crows was quite upset at this, diving at it, but it didn’t even look at them while landing. It captured

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Montezuma weekend highlights

2016-04-17 Thread Dave Nutter
A few special birds out of the 90 species my SFO group observed on the Montezuma overnight trip: RED-NECKED GREBE off Ladoga Park lake access & Myers Point, Lansing, Saturday 45 BONAPARTE'S GULLS bathing, preening, & calling at Myers Point, Lansing, Saturday BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (first of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk

2016-04-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Yes, Derby Hill has seen very few Broad-wings yet, unless they got a pulse today. But my guy is definitely back, even swooping into the woods overlooking Maple Ave, where the nests from previous years are located. He's in the vanguard every year! What a racket the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk

2016-04-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
I believe my local Broad-winged Hawk has returned today. For several hours it has been circling high and low over the traditional nest area on my property and vocalizing. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2016-04-17 Thread Carol Keeler
Here in Auburn some new migrants are coming my way, finally. This morning I had a pair of Purple Finches. This is the earliest they've shown up here. They didn't stay long, unfortunately. I also had a Chipping Sparrow show up. They usually nest in my yard. Finally there was a White

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush

2016-04-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Know others have already seen them, but I was very excited to find 3 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS flitting about and vocalizing up in our scotch pine. Saw them at 8:00am. Perhaps they dropped in after migrating over night. We also had a HERMIT THRUSH show up yesterday evening. It was very