[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip, Saturday Jan 28

2017-01-26 Thread Diane Morton
Diane Morton and Ken Kemphues will lead a half-day Cayuga Bird Club field trip this Saturday, January 28. We'll be looking for waterfowl on the lake-- this is the time of year when many ducks are engaging in courtship behaviors. We may also look for wintering field birds such as Horned Larks and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Coots

2017-01-26 Thread Therese O'Connor
This morning a lovely little sharp-shinned hawk swooped upon my feeders filled with titmice, chickadees, red and white nuthatches, but was unsuccessful. He waited on a near-by branch, but no little birds returned to the feeders for a long while. On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Elaina M.

[cayugabirds-l] Spring Field Ornithology 2017

2017-01-26 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Hi Cayuga Birders: Just a quick note to let you know that registration is now open for Spring Field Ornithology at the Cornell Lab. *Early bird discounts in effect through Sunday, Feb. 5.* As you may know, the course is an Ithaca-area tradition that has helped several thousand people learn

[cayugabirds-l] American Coots

2017-01-26 Thread Elaina M. McCartney
A flock of at least 100 American Coots has been hanging out at the southwest corner of Cayuga Lake just north of Hog Hole for about a week. It's been a long time since I've seen such a large number of Coots here. Another unusual observation, a standup paddle boarder was heading north up the