[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Snow Geese

2017-03-17 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Beautiful day to be outside! We took our dog for a walk at Sampson State Park this afternoon and as we were walking on the road that leads to the gate on the north end, where the private housing abuts the park, we saw hundreds of Snow Geese flying just above the lake from north to south. We

RE: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2017-03-17 Thread Marty Schlabach
We had numerous small flocks fly over our house this morning. Probably 20+ flocks of 50-100 birds, coming from the direction of Cayuga Lake and flying southwest. Not sure where they were headed. This evening about 5:30pm there was an enormous flock of snow geese on the ground in fields east

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2017-03-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have seen that same flock of SNOW GEESE on Cayuga lake that Bill reported. Been there all day. Yesterday I saw 4 blue SNOW GEESE looking for food in field at corner of Lansing Station Rd & Rt 34B, along with large flock (30 or so) of SNOW BUNTINGS with a few HORNED LARKS. First Snow Buntings

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2017-03-17 Thread bob mcguire
I stopped by Stewart park at noon today - and was surprised to see three Snow Geese drop onto the lawn to join a group of Canadas. Bob On Mar 17, 2017, at 2:30 PM, Bill Mcaneny wrote: > There have been 2000-3000 SNOW GEESE in the air over our place since noon or > so

[cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2017-03-17 Thread Bill Mcaneny
There have been 2000-3000 SNOW GEESE in the air over our place since noon or so today. Generally headed north. Now from our kitchen window we can see a raft of Snows on the lake. They would be about a mile north of Taughannock Falls SP. I am headed out to see if there is a closer view suitable

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock?

2017-03-17 Thread Linda Orkin
There was just an alert on Facebook that Woodcocks are really suffering due to the snowstorm as they have migrated in only to find no ground and no earthworms available. I hope that your stream may have some open muddy areas along the edge. Linda Orkin Ithaca,NY On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:41

[cayugabirds-l] TVs

2017-03-17 Thread Laura Stenzler
There are two big groups of turkey vultures over and around the Cornell game farm on Stevenson road. No black vultures so far. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock?

2017-03-17 Thread Lois E. Chaplin
I was out on snowshoes in my backyard around 7:30 last night (dusk). I was going down towards the stream when a bird in flight caught my eye. It was headed up the stream bed and it landed out of sight near the stream. It made no noise - neither vocalizations nor wing noise. It appeared to be

[cayugabirds-l] juvenile Sharp-shinned

2017-03-17 Thread cl...@juno.com
This morning we had a juvenile sharpie flying from rafter to rafter inside our pole barn. At first we couldn't flush it out, but the car engine turning over finally convinced it to leave. We have had an adult sharp-shinned around our yard for several years, but maybe it was this younger bird

[cayugabirds-l] Am Wigeon

2017-03-17 Thread Gian Dodici
About 20 minutes ago I saw a lone American Wigeon loafing on ice in Virgil Creek just downstream of the Springhouse Rd bridge in Dryden. I don't recall ever seeing waterfowl in that reach before though I expect wood ducks. Gian -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help

2017-03-17 Thread Bill Evans
Hello Josh, Sedge Wren (NY Threatened) should be added if there are fields within FLNF that are not managed for cattle and putting greens. I recall being a part of July surveys during the early 90s where we found a Sedge Wren with young and lots of Henslow’s in late cut hayfields around the