[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O and Fuertes Highlights

2017-05-16 Thread Sandy Wold
Lab of O. main trail and Fuertes Bird Sanctuary (both = *) Canada Warbler Yellow Warbler* Yellow-rumped Warbler* Baltimore Orioles* Warbling Vireo* Blue-winged Vireo (Fuertes only) As I was admiring the shiny blue iridescent heads of two grackles, one of them pecked a Bull Frog in the butt and

[cayugabirds-l] Mays Point swamp - 1 Red-headed Woodpecker

2017-05-16 Thread Marie P. Read
I was up at Montezuma NWR this morning, and after spending a fun hour or so photographing the Purple Martins I headed over to Mays Point to see if there were any Red-headed Woodpeckers. After hanging out near the flooded trees for half an hour, I was about to leave when 1 Red-headed Woodpecker

[cayugabirds-l] BT Blue and Indigo Bunting at home

2017-05-16 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We had a first ever Black Throated Blue Warbler pass through our yard today...perching and singing just above our deck. Also, I just saw an Indigo Bunting in the back yard; the first in a few years here at home in Brooktondale. Tom Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today

2017-05-16 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Bob, et. al., I didn’t arrive until later this morning, but the best birding was restricted to the oak trees along the North ravine edge. Most birds seem to be feeding among the oak leaf clusters. Very few birds were down in the hawthorns, as of yet. It was a cold start to the morning, too. I

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser

2017-05-16 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Sheila, Yes, Red-breasted Mergs are migrants and breed much farther north of us here. Common Mergansers breed here commonly! It is a bit hard to tell the females apart, but female Red-breasteds are much more slender (Sibley says more "spindly) with thin bills, and more wispy crests. They

[cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser

2017-05-16 Thread Sheila Ann Dean
Yesterday at Monkey Run I saw a merganser with babies on her back. She sure looked like a red-throated, but aren't they migrants? Perhaps she was too low in the water to see the white, but she also had quite a crest. Unfortunately I startled her, and she seemed to not be able to swim away fast

[cayugabirds-l] Sora, Thomas Rd Brooktondale

2017-05-16 Thread Tom Hoebbel
Holly and I did a trip around the lake yesterday, but made our first stop the pond on Thomas Rd off Rt 79. We were able to hear the Sora that was reported in ebird vocalizing off and on. Lots of other great birds up the east side of the lake and at Montezuma...glad to have the Seneca County Big

[cayugabirds-l] Roy H. Park Preserve--south (FLLT) -- May 16, 2017

2017-05-16 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi. 40 minutes at the FLLT preserve south yielded a nice list. My ebird submission follows. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu Begin forwarded message: From: Laura Stenzler > Date: May 16, 2017 at 11:10:32 AM EDT To: Laura

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today

2017-05-16 Thread bob mcguire
Most of the action in the Hawthorn Orchard this morning was in the NE corner - best observed from the edge of the softball field. Birds of most interest included: Black-and-white Warbler 2 Nashville Warbler 2 Mourning Warbler (singing) 1 American Redstart

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers and other Danby breeders

2017-05-16 Thread Geo Kloppel
Right now at the north pinnacle (traditional nesting area) I have at least two singing Worm-eating Warblers, 100 yards apart, so I presume the whole "colony" has returned. Last time I checked was on Friday. There were none. I had Yellow-throated Vireos up here that morning (used to surprise me,

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/16

2017-05-16 Thread Mark Chao
Many migrants on Wilson Trail North this morning. Bay-breasted, Cape May, Tennessee, Wilson's, N. Parula, good numbers of other more common species. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES