RE: [cayugabirds-l] ID help? white winged gull sp. on Stewart Park ice edge.

2019-01-23 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Good call, Josh. That’s a first cycle Glaucous Gull, and you’ve described all the right characteristics. I had a first cycle at the Cornell compost on Stevenson Road last Saturday, likely the same bird. Best, Kevin From: On Behalf Of Joshua

[cayugabirds-l] ID help? white winged gull sp. on Stewart Park ice edge.

2019-01-23 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hi friends, Sorry if this is an inappropriate venue for this question. I saw what I believe was a 1st winter Glaucous Gull on the ice edge at Stewart Park as viewed from East Shore Park. I have little experience with white winged gull species. Through the scope the bird was all white with light

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpoll in Trumansburg

2019-01-23 Thread Diane Morton
Hi Jared, Having a Common Redpoll come to your feeder is pretty special. We don't have Common Redpolls here every winter, so we've all been out enjoying them in the couple of spots that they've frequented this season. 2015 was the last time we had an irruption of Common Redpolls. The eBird reports

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca County Redpolls

2019-01-23 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
a friend and I also saw the redpolls on Ovid-lodi townkine rd again today. they werr far south of the road and difficult to see south and west of the farmhouse, near some sumac. scope views. just now 1:45. there are about 20, probably more common redpolls on mount pleasant. the next hill east of

[cayugabirds-l] Redheads

2019-01-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
About 1000 REDHEADS off 535 area Lansing Station Rd, east side of lake. Now. 1 large + 1 smaller raft. No Tufted duck seen. 1 Amer. Widgeon male in w/ Redheads. 7 male, 4 female Red-breasted Mergansers off by themselves. 6 Black Ducks & 2 Mallards pr. trying to get leftover lake weeds brought up

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll in Trumansburg

2019-01-23 Thread jaredwdawson
Hello, I’m a birder from California and a new resident of Trumansburg, so it will take some time to learn status and distribution in this area. My wife and I went out yesterday for the redpoll flock as reported in southern Seneca Co, and dipped on them, but this morning the 23rd was pleased to

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca County Redpolls

2019-01-23 Thread tess
They were there this morning at 8:30 AM, feeding briefly on the standing (weed?) stalks and then flying up and moving 25 or 50 feet and settling down to feed briefly again, all the while calling continuously. At times they were right next to the road. I would have guessed 250 birds based on my