[cayugabirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk research in Ithaca

2019-11-28 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
Local citizen scientists needed to assist in Cornell study: Behavior and
distribution of over-wintering Red-tailed Hawks at Cornell’s Pheasant
Production Facility

The familiar and easy-to-identify Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) can
be found in abundance perched along highways, soaring above back yards and
hunting in urban parks throughout the year. Cornell senior Andrew
Schmalfuss Jr. is hoping to determine how a super-abundance of potential
prey may influence the behavior of raptors such as Red-tailed Hawks and
Turkey Vultures, overwintering at the Reynolds Game Farm in Ithaca, NY. The
only DEC operated pheasant production facility in New York State, the game
farm stocks 42,000 birds intended for educational purposes and outdoor
field sport promotion. A super-abundance of prey (pheasants and rodents)
for raptors living in and passing through the area has become an
unintentional side effect of rearing pheasants in an open pen-facility.
Schmalfuss is conducting this research as part of the interdisciplinary
studies program within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Identification of individual birds by sight is necessary for tracking and
documenting behavior in the wild. Since the game farm provides an excellent
location for consistently finding and observing Red-tailed Hawks, the
facility is serving as the main field site for this study. Research
protocol includes the capture, banding and release of Red-tailed Hawks
currently using the game farm for finding prey and for roosting. Birds are
being fitted with one standard USGS aluminum band along with a blue, three
digit, alpha-numeric band easily identified using a pair of binoculars, a
spotting scope or telephoto lens. The objective of the study is to
determine possible dominance hierarchies (or a pecking orders) that result
from a super-abundance of prey.



Schmalfuss is seeking involvement from the local birding community,
especially “hawk-watchers!” Become a citizen scientist by sharing your
encounters with banded Red-tailed Hawks in the area of game farm, on campus
at Cornell or anywhere in the Ithaca area. Share photos, eBird lists,
behavior observations and any information that you may collect while
watching birds and hawks in and around the game farm; date, time, exact
location, and band numbers are extremely important details to record and
share. Information can be shared via email directly to Schmalfuss at:
abs...@cornell.edu. Happy birding and always remember to look up!


Contact:

Andrew Schmalfuss Jr.

Undergraduate Researcher

Cornell University '20

Interdisciplinary Studies

631-745-5727

abs...@cornell.edu

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[cayugabirds-l] Lindsday Parsons Prairie Warblers

2018-05-04 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
15 Prairie Warblers this morning at Lindsay Parsons.

FOY Catbird for me AND a FOY Lincoln's Sparrow right near the parking lot.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] eastern kingbird

2018-05-04 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
Linsday Parsons had two this morning.

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> in brooktondale as well!
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[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Snipe & American Bittern

2018-04-26 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
While searching for tagged Tree Swallows this afternoon, I bumped into
Derek Green out at Michigan Hollow Marsh who alerted me to an American
Bittern right by the road and I was not disappointed. I watched the bird
forage from about 20 yards away for 15 minutes.

I then checked the field right at the end of Michigan Hollow Rd and heard a
Wilson's Snipe calling in the marshy area to the north and then observed
another one flying towards that same marsh as well.

Was not able to located the Gallinule.

I also saw a dozen Wood Ducks.

Quite a good day!

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged hawk

2018-04-22 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
We had him yesterday down in Spencer. I've really enjoyed seeing the dark
morph; it's been awhile but he was hanging around before the weather really
got bad.

On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM, <k...@empacc.net> wrote:

> We also had Broad-winged overflight this afternoon.
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> On 2018-04-22 19:30, Laura Stenzler wrote:
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> A broad-winged hawk just flew low over our house on Hunt Hill Rd, Dryden.
> BWHawks have nested for years on Hunt Hill. We also had our FOY towhee and
> tree swallow today
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler at suet

2018-04-20 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
Same down here in Spencer: 3 Pine Warblers for the past three days AND
large numbers of Pine Siskins (23 at the most). 2 Purple Finches today, a
Field Sparrow showed up today and foraging Kestrels across the street!!

On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 5:09 PM, Randolph Ross <randolph.ros...@gmail.com>
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> Pine Warbler briefly at suet and then seed feeder this afternoon.  Strange
> spring indeed
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>> We had a Pine warbler at our suet feeder this afternoon.
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>> West Hill in the city
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2018-04-15 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
 Hey Annette,
I've also had one frequenting my backyard down here in Spencer. My wife and
I just moved here recently so I assumed this was a normal time for them but
please someone chime in if it's not. Thanks!


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> I was shocked this morning to see a Pine Warbler in my yard here in
> Brooktondale. I saw it up close through a window and again in another part
> of the yard but still checked my field guide as it seems so early and it's
> so chilly outdoors. I can't find my list of arrival dates. Can someone
> please tell me how much of an early bird this is.
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Re:[cayugabirds-l] "Spring" activity

2018-04-06 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
I also didn't mention my trip to Lindsay Parsons yesterday which yielded
about a dozen Tree Swallows, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Osprey,
Yellow-shafted Flicker, Great Blue Heron, American Tree Swallow and
(awesome!) a Brown Thrasher. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44270569

Good birding.

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 11:13 AM, Andrew Schmalfuss <abs...@cornell.edu>
wrote:

> Yesterday, a Pine Warbler was among the GOFI and Siskins at my feeders.
> While walking my dog, I noticed a Brown Creeper and we received some verbal
> harassment from a Belted Kingfisher. I also heard some Winter Wrens close
> by and got the bins on them to watch them singing away in preparation for
> the storm today.
>
> Today, 54 GOFI and 22 Siskins as well as an American Kestrel foraging
> across the street. There are the usual woodpeckers (Red-bellied, Hairy,
> Downy) but not as much Junco movement as the past few days have had.
> Probably the overwhelming GOFI numbers.
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[cayugabirds-l] "Spring" activity

2018-04-06 Thread Andrew Schmalfuss
Yesterday, a Pine Warbler was among the GOFI and Siskins at my feeders.
While walking my dog, I noticed a Brown Creeper and we received some verbal
harassment from a Belted Kingfisher. I also heard some Winter Wrens close
by and got the bins on them to watch them singing away in preparation for
the storm today.

Today, 54 GOFI and 22 Siskins as well as an American Kestrel foraging
across the street. There are the usual woodpeckers (Red-bellied, Hairy,
Downy) but not as much Junco movement as the past few days have had.
Probably the overwhelming GOFI numbers.

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