Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlins @ GIAC

2019-05-16 Thread Dave Nutter
About 6:15pm in Cass Park near the Children’s Garden I saw a Merlin flying east toward the general direction of GIAC. It was coming off West Hill somewhere and was well above treetop level when it went over me, but appeared to be descending slightly. Maybe they hunt over a wide area, or maybe

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 5/16

2019-05-16 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
This morning I heard a Northern Waterthrush near the Sherwood Platform, and this afternoon I heard one along the Woodleton Boardwalk at 4:45. It wasn't singing when I was on the boardwalk at 4, but when I came back through at 4:45, it was singing. I think they typically

[cayugabirds-l] Merlins @ GIAC

2019-05-16 Thread Suan Yong
I’m right now listening to and watching two Merlins calling to each other from deciduous trees in the block north of GIAC (Albany and Court) around the swimming pool and field. Saw them copulating I think (no binoculars). Not sure where the nest might be. There might actually be three Merlins

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 5/16

2019-05-16 Thread Ann Mitchell
Last time I heard one there was the 9th, but I don’t go there every day. Ann Sent from my iPhone > On May 16, 2019, at 2:35 PM, Linda Orkin wrote: > > Sounds like a wonderful morning. Glad you were out there. > > Interestingly we did not hear any Northern Waterthrush along the Woodleton >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weather Forecasting Tools

2019-05-16 Thread David Nicosia
One note of caution with this: it is only the surface winds. Birds, as you know, migrate from a few thousand feet up to probably over 10,000 feet in some cases and species. I find this website most helpful for winds aloft forecasts... https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weather Forecasting Tools

2019-05-16 Thread david nicosia
One note of caution with this: it is only the surface winds. Birds, as you know, migrate from a few thousand feet up to probably over 10,000 feet in some cases and species.  I find this website most helpful for winds aloft forecasts... https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/    Pick the model of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 5/16

2019-05-16 Thread Linda Orkin
Sounds like a wonderful morning. Glad you were out there. Interestingly we did not hear any Northern Waterthrush along the Woodleton Boardwalk yesterday either and they are so reliably persistent, usually. Linda Orkin Ithaca, NY On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 12:47 PM Mark Chao wrote: > I

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

2019-05-16 Thread Mark Chao
I walked around much of Sapsucker Woods with visiting scientist Martin Stervander. It was by far the best morning of the spring for me, probably a top-ten day for me ever in the sanctuary, all the more so because we picked up many lifers for Martin. The treetops from Sherwood Platform past the

[cayugabirds-l] AMBI

2019-05-16 Thread khmo
This morning as we approached the wildlife pond in our NW field we put up a large bird. First immediate thought was another Green Heron as they nest and hunt here. It spread its wings and was much too large and then landed on the dike and immediately went into the Nothing to See Here -just a reed

[cayugabirds-l] hawthorns today?

2019-05-16 Thread Laura Stenzler
Has anyone been to the Hawthorn orchard today (Thursday 5/16)? Our yard is hopping with migrants this morning so I wonder what's up at our local migrant trap? Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME