RE:[cayugabirds-l] Birding and hiking

2022-06-05 Thread Andrew David Miller
As a follow up to this post, we hiked Fillmore Glen State Park this morning and up high in the gorge, near where the gorge trail crosses there was a very interesting Empidonax flycatcher pair. The birds were easily visible hawking insects and the song was consistent with an Acadian Flycatcher.

[cayugabirds-l] Lawrence's warbler - mortality

2022-05-16 Thread Andrew David Miller
Due to the rarity of this warbler, I thought that some might be interested in the following. I found a window mortality Lawrence's warbler outside of the Veterinary Research Tower on Cornell's campus this morning. Bird mortalities have decreased here since they put new glass in about 6 years

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd. birds

2022-04-16 Thread Andrew David Miller
A few new arrivals today including a male pine warbler, multiple white-throated sparrows, yellow-bellied sapsucker, and an Eastern towhee. The other usual suspects including purple and house finches, goldfinches, fox sparrow, hairy, downy, red-bellied, pileated woodpeckers, juncos, titmice,

[cayugabirds-l] A few observations from the west side of the lake today

2022-01-15 Thread Andrew David Miller
Errands took me up along the west side of the lake today and a few observations of note (this was not really a birding trip, but the binoculars were in the car and road trips go faster when I have my kids counting and looking for birds!). The freezing fog rising off the lake in the early

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned sparrow

2021-04-28 Thread Andrew David Miller
A single white-crowned sparrow appeared at our feeder station today, amongst a plethora of white-throated sparrows, song sparrows, and several chipping sparrows. A single redpoll appeared today as well after about a week without one. -A. Miller Ringwood Rd. Freeville NY -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Field sparrow and other observations

2021-04-22 Thread Andrew David Miller
A field sparrow joined the current sparrows (song, white-throated, and a lone fox) at our feeder station this morning picking through the snow. We last had a redpoll at our Nyjer feeder on Monday of this week. We were also visited by a hermit thrush scratching under the feeder station this

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd. Birds

2020-10-30 Thread Andrew David Miller
For the last two weeks we have had 1-2 evening grosbeaks at the feeder; however, this morning we were overwhelmed by a flock of ~30 birds with a roughly 70:30 ratio of females to males. They have been very flighty and have been spooked several times by passing ravens and most recently headed

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-06-01 Thread Andrew David Miller
Any dead wildlife in New York State can be submitted to the NYS wildlife health unit if the circumstances are appropriate. There is a facility in Delmar as well as one here associated with the NYS diagnostic laboratory next to the veterinary college. However, the reporting and submission of

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeaks and other observations

2019-04-21 Thread Andrew David Miller
This morning while running along Midline Rd there was a small flock of Evening Grosbeaks feeding in small fruit trees about 1/10th of a mile past Hunt Hill Rd as you head towards Irish Settlement on the left side of the road. There were at least 10 females and 2 stunning males. Other birds

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron Rookery

2019-03-20 Thread Andrew David Miller
The great blue heron rookery in Malloryville, between Red Mill Rd. and West Malloryville Rd and best viewed from Fall Creek Rd., has been repopulated by returning great blue herons over the last few days. My daughters and I counted seven there late this afternoon, all occupying different nests

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2019-03-02 Thread Andrew David Miller
There is a flock of about 75 redpolls currently feeding along the shoulder and in the fruit trees directly across from the Cornell orchard store. I don't know if they will last, but they didn't seemed concerned when I stopped right next to them. Andrew Millet -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2019-02-02 Thread Andrew David Miller
We had a nice group of 9 common redpolls at our feeders today. They stayed for about 20 minutes before taking off to the south just a little while ago, perhaps to visit Marie's feeders. There was also a single dark morph legged hawk hunting over Mt. Pleasant early this morning. Cheers-

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2017-05-04 Thread Andrew David Miller
A female evening grosbeak was at our feeder station for about an hour this morning. Other nesting birds that have returned to their usual territory on or near our property in the last couple of days include chestnut-sided warbler, ovenbird, wood thrush, Baltimore oriole, and rose-breasted

[cayugabirds-l] Rusty Blackbirds and other feeder birds

2017-03-12 Thread Andrew David Miller
Our feeders have been inundated this morning by large numbers of red-winged blackbirds (40+), rusty blackbirds (20+) and two common grackles. The flock has currently evacuated the premises leaving behind the usual group of house finches, red-breasted and white-breasted nuthatch, goldfinches,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Andrew David Miller
I live a few houses down from Marie and it is remarkable how delayed things are on the hill this year. We have lived here for three years and this is the first year that the Orioles have shown any interest in orange slices that we leave for them. The previous two years they have routinely fed

[cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2016-03-23 Thread Andrew David Miller
While walking the dogs late yesterday afternoon I explored the abandoned stretch of Mineah Rd. off of Mt. Pleasant. At the far end of this stretch where the road disappears into a thicket I found a single eastern towhee accompanied by three fox sparrows and a couple of singing song sparrows.

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese, Fox Sparrow, Rusty Blackbirds

2014-03-22 Thread Andrew David Miller
Watching the movement of snow geese from my office in the Veterinary Research Tower today has been quite interesting. Almost all flocks have made a wide arc northeast (coming from the direction of Mt. Pleasant) of the tower that brings them over Cayuga Heights and then they drop down toward