[cayugabirds-l] West side of lake trip - YES

2018-03-03 Thread Ken Haas
HI all, I was out scouting the roads and we’re good to go for a half-day trip on the west side of Cayuga Lake on Sunday, March 4. We'll look for wintering waterfowl on the lake as well as winter field birds nearby. We'll meet by the big turtle in the Ithaca Children's Garden at 8:00 am for

[cayugabirds-l] West End Merlin

2018-03-03 Thread Nancy Cusumano
I'm pretty sure I saw the west end Merlin again this afternoon. I was sitting at the light at Taughannock Blvd and Buffalo St, adjacent to Mickey Roof Jeweler. The Merlin flew out of one of the trees in the vacant lot on the inlet side, flew right across in front of my car at windsheild height,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2018-03-03 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We had 2 song sparrows yesterday too in Brooktondale. They seemed none too pleased with the weather they arrived for. Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com 607-539-6121 On Sat, Mar 3,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2018-03-03 Thread Ann Mitchell
This morning I awoke to a cacophony of Red-wing Blackbirds singing. Thought I was on Van Dyne Spoor Road. No song Sparrow yet. I also had lots of Common Grackles yesterday. Despite the weather, Spring is here! Ann Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 3, 2018, at 12:41 PM, bob mcguire

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2018-03-03 Thread bob mcguire
Ditto here (Snyder Hill area). Our first Song Sparrow, female Red-wing. Along with a large (20) flock of Grackles. All yesterday. Oh - and our first Woodcock doing it’s sky dance at 6 am Thursday morning. Now, where’s the Towhee?? Bob > On Mar 3, 2018, at 12:31 PM, W. Larry Hymes

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2018-03-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday our first SONG SPARROW of the year made an appearance!! Two days ago Sara Jane saw our first female RED-WING, and I saw one today. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes, Dyden Lake

2018-03-03 Thread Jay McGowan
Two nonbreeding plumage RED-NECKED GREBES are currently sleeping in the middle of Dryden Lake. Not much else aside from numerous Common Mergansers. The compost was active earlier, with at least five Iceland Gulls, three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and a Great Black-backed x Herring hybrid. Last