[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes (Seneca Lake)

2018-03-20 Thread Gian Dodici
I was lucky enough to have two sandhill cranes fly over (low and calling) me this morning at the east end of Fairground Lane, Watkins Glen. They were flying over the cattails on the west side of Catharine Creek. Gian -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Missing falconry Red-tailed Hawk

2018-03-20 Thread khmo
Make That Anna Maria. It is a young RT in molt (missing some retrices and others ) which escaped its enclosure. May have returned to point of capture near the Pheasant Farm. Young apprentice falconer is daughter of a friend and obviously very upset. She would be appreciative of any leads. Jesses

[cayugabirds-l] fox sparrow

2018-03-20 Thread Bill Mcaneny
About noon today, a FOX SPARROW was scavenging seeds beneath a feeder near our creek. This is a yard FOY for us. Today's count of goldfinches is 23. In last week's storm, we had 50. Bill McAneny, Trumansburg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Missing falconry Red-tailed Hawk

2018-03-20 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The Lab of O received a call today about a falconry bird that has gone missing. It's a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk with one jess and bells on both legs. It was lost in the vicinity of Cayuga Heights. If you see it, please call Ana Mara at 607-277-7570 <(607)%20277-7570>. -- Brad Walker

[cayugabirds-l] Newman Golf Course area, Mon 3/19 and Tues 3/20

2018-03-20 Thread Mark Chao
On three visits since Sunday, I’ve come various interesting birds at the Newman Municipal Golf Course and Jetty Woods in Ithaca. Here are some highlights. * GREAT HORNED OWL on an open nest atop a tree in the middle of the golf course. This is the very same location where two Great Horned

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Herons

2018-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Oh I forgot- We also saw a Great Blue Heron fly over at Long Pt yesterday evening. Yay! Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone On Mar 19, 2018, at 8:36 PM, Dave Nutter > wrote: Today’s sign of spring for me was a close trio of GREAT BLUE HERONS flying

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese in Lansing

2018-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
100s of thousands in large rafts before 8 AM this morning in Cayuga L off Lansing Station Rd. Also 1000s Canada Geese in loose flocks swimming & flying & various ducks , including 5 Red Breasted Mergs reported by Sarah Blodgett in her cove. Most Snow Geese flew away, but one small raft remains

[cayugabirds-l] Short Eared Owls

2018-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At Long Point winery above East side Cayuga Lake yesterday evening. Friend Bill & I saw one close by in field off Lg Pt Rd bouncing around in tall grass - taking short flights over grass then landing again, several times. It stood tall in grass looking around giving good binoc views of its

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese Monday over Union Springs

2018-03-20 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
About 12:30 p.m. today (19th) on our way to MNWR, (vistor's center was open)  daughter, Becky Sewell, & I saw tens of thousands of Snows mid-lake out from Canoga Shores (N. of Canoga) & opposite the Kozy Cove area north of Union Springs. There were several tremendously HUGE rafts spread over a