Re: [cayugabirds-l] red-bellied woodpecker

2022-03-01 Thread Asher Hockett
In Danby at both places, Comfort Rd and South Danby Rd, we had year round Red-bellied Woodpeckers. As common as chickadees (almost) they were, and were a main reason I had for moving to there. On Tue, Mar 1, 2022, 12:31 PM Deb Grantham wrote: > One red-bellied woodpecker seen three times within

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

2022-01-16 Thread Asher Hockett
The first time I ever saw Red-breasted Mergansers was in that area. On Sat, Jan 15, 2022, 4:48 PM Andrew David Miller wrote: > 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cranes on Armitage

2021-12-10 Thread Asher Hockett
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace 2021 & early deer season

2021-09-05 Thread Asher Hockett
The DEC is flat wrong to have tossed this on the schedule with the Muckrace already planned. I sincerely hope they can be convinced it is a grave error to proceed with the additional hunt. Were I planning to participate in the Muckrace I would change that plan if the DEC doesn't yield on this. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spoonbill Montezuma's Thruway Pool

2021-07-11 Thread Asher Hockett
Wondering from our here in NM, diid these spoonbills get pushed to upstate by Elsa? On Sun, Jul 11, 2021, 11:42 AM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Still here by eagle sculpture. > Perched on big fallen tree. Easy to see. > > Donna Scott > Lansing > Sent from my iPhone > > On Jul 11, 2021, at 1:02 PM,

Re: More on Merlin Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-10 Thread Asher Hockett
The CLO had brought us from early recordings of birds, through autonomous recording devices of overflying chips and peeps to owling while sleeping. Truly it's a brave new world. On Fri, Jul 9, 2021, 3:48 PM Gary Kohlenberg wrote: > Some are finding the new Merlin sound ID app has some

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redwings

2021-03-04 Thread Asher Hockett
Year after year for 20 years in Danby brought Red-winged Blackbirds back during the first week of March. The true harbingers of spring! On Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 6:51 PM Peter Saracino wrote: > With all due respect Joe, I think not. I anticipate the usual late winter > invasion any day now - for ALL

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Interesting Cardinal Behavior

2020-10-25 Thread Asher Hockett
I wonder if it could be a false nesting reflex brought about by the day length being the same as one ~4 months from now. Like fall peepers. On Sun, Oct 25, 2020, 7:14 AM Carol Keeler wrote: > I wonder if someone can shed some light on some female a Cardinal behavior > I witnessed this morning.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migratory Bird Teaty Act

2020-06-15 Thread Asher Hockett
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migratory Bird Teaty Act

2020-06-15 Thread Asher Hockett
Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <>!* > -- > -- asher hockett Albuquerque NM -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBir

Re: [cayugabirds-l] The Bald Eagle: A Conservation Success Story

2020-06-15 Thread Asher Hockett
I suggest you move the entire basket. On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 6:00 AM Rustici, Marc wrote: > Good Morning, > > > > I am hoping someone can tell me or direct me to some information, please. > > > > We have some purple finches nesting on our front porch in a hanging > basket. I saw they have laid

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Howland Island question

2020-05-20 Thread Asher Hockett
If you park and cross the bridge at the south end (Howland Island Road), follow the trail and take the right fork to Lost Pond. That area was dripping with warblers on my first visit there many years ago with Spring Field Ornithology. I think I got 4 or 5 life birds that day. On Wed, May 20,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue grosbeak

2020-05-06 Thread Asher Hockett
Congratulations! On May 8th, 2013 we had a Blue Grosbeak visit a feeder in Danby, south of Ithaca, so the timing is perfect. 10 minutes and then gone. A lifetime highlight. Maybe we will see one here in Albuquerque! Asher Hockett On Wed, May 6, 2020, 3:01 PM Johnson, Alyssa wrote: > A li

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow warbler downtown

2019-07-29 Thread Asher Hockett
Walking by the Holiday Inn on Cayuga St this morning I spotted a young Yellow Warbler sitting quietly on the sidewalk. It could have easily been stepped on. I put my hand down in front of it and it climbed onto my index finger . I then put that same finger next to a branch of one of the container

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Help with bird song?

2019-06-08 Thread Asher Hockett
Well, even sticking my laptop into my ear I can't hear the second trill. Heck, I can barely hear the first one. The thing is the pitch of the first one is right on for D-e Junco, we are surrounded with them up here in the Hemlock Plantation. I have never heard them issue a later higher trill. On

[cayugabirds-l] noisy morning

2019-06-03 Thread Asher Hockett
When I put the feeders out this morning at around 6:15, the local Ravens were creating quite a commotion and Barred Owls were calling from nearby. Lately the crowds of Goldfinches and Pine Siskins have been absent, while the half dozen Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Bluejays, juncoes, loud-calling

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thermal Woodcocks

2019-04-10 Thread Asher Hockett
Fantastic! On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 5:58 PM Suan Hsi Yong wrote: > Continuing with woodcock week: while scouting for this weekend's field > trip, I got the following thermal infrared footage of woodcock courtship > and, I believe, mating, followed by a celebratory skydance. Same video on >

[cayugabirds-l] large accipiter

2019-02-02 Thread Asher Hockett
Late this afternoon I had a flyover large accipiter over the Old Taughannock Blvd/West Buffalo St intersection. Long tail, flapping its wings and the size of a Red-tail, but not as stocky. The light was fading so I can't be sure of the color - it looked gray. I know we had a No. Goshawk at the

[cayugabirds-l] Purple finches today

2019-02-02 Thread Asher Hockett
Finally we have a pair of Purple Finches at our feeders this morning. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] peregrine falcon

2019-01-02 Thread Asher Hockett
That makes it a count week bird! On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 8:19 AM Jody Enck wrote: > A peregrine falcon swooped by low and fast between Caldwell Hall and > Martha van Rennselaer Hall on the Cornell campus at about 8:10 this > morning. It was chasing another bird unsuccessfully as it was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow crown on Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2018-10-25 Thread Asher Hockett
I saw one just like this a few weeks ago in Forest Home, even returned later in the day hoping for second looks because I couldn't figure it out. The yellow crown was very distinctive as well as the eye-ring and there were no facial stripes and my books just weren't helpful. NOW I think it must

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cass Common Mergansers

2018-10-01 Thread Asher Hockett
I took a brief stroll around the Stewart Park swan pen yesterday and there were a half dozen Common Mergs playing around the rocks next to the lighthouse jetty, mostly female or immature. The only notable birds on my walk. On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 11:03 AM Dave Nutter wrote: > Yesterday evening I

[cayugabirds-l] ascending song

2018-07-22 Thread Asher Hockett
Today, in the spruces west of the parking lot at St Catherine of Siena Church, a loud and ascending song heard once. Not a Prairie Warbler, I don't think, as it wasn't very buzzy and seemed lower in pitch than what I know. Not sure what else it might have been. Not accelerating, but each

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-19 Thread Asher Hockett
Likely "your" pewee was at least two different birds, as their lifespan is ~7 years. On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:57 PM, Nancy Cusumano wrote: > It really is an odd summer! We also are missing "our" peewee, who has > been here reliably for the 14 years I have lived in this house. Missing him! >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-09 Thread Asher Hockett
NYSEG let us know last year they were going to "trim" roadside trees in our neighborhood, and would talk to us when they came. They subcontract this work, and the workers didn't talk to us, and the essentially pillaged the entire length of South Danby Rd. I contacted them and insisted that they

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)

2018-06-05 Thread Asher Hockett
Our siskins are generally tame. I can approach within a few feet of the feeders before they flee. And they don't seem to react at all to my calling the cat, whereas the jays and squirrels run like heck. On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:24 AM, John Confer wrote: > Two days ago (3 June) I heard what I

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2018-05-28 Thread Asher Hockett
Still many here in the hemlock forest. They are the predominating birds at our feeders. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] oriole

2018-05-16 Thread Asher Hockett
We have our first oriole, a very pale, almost yellow male - it has a black hood but otherwise looks more like a female. I haven't seen this pale color in an oriole before. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins persisting

2018-05-14 Thread Asher Hockett
I just counted 14 Pine Siskins at our feeders. This is not usual for our location, but perhaps the continuing cool weather is keeping them here, or they'v'e just decided they like it. We do have a lot of nyger seed socks - the fly to the top of one and work their way down head first to the seed.

[cayugabirds-l] back in south Danby

2018-05-09 Thread Asher Hockett
We've been out west and just got back. Early this morning we had a Red-shouldered Hawk flying around and calling, and later our first Phoebe and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Oven birds singing in several places. The pileateds have destroyed one tree and are working on another. A ruby-throated just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)

2018-04-21 Thread Asher Hockett
Kevin et al, It sounds fantastic, but even though I'm no Luddite, I am clinging to my flip phone as if my life depends on it, reluctant to have a smart phone and yield to the mind-control powers of the big tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple. I will be traveling and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread Asher Hockett
No Fox Sparrows, but I plan to observe and listen very carefully tomorrow morning. Heard a drumming sapsucker this morning and another lone Barred Owl last evening when I was taking down the feeders. Also a lot of Flickers flushing from roadside areas and yards when driving. You can have some of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Juncos

2018-04-19 Thread Asher Hockett
Looking for Fox Sparrows I moved to our basement which looks out over the area under our feeders which are at 2nd story level. What did I find?The rest of the juncos which haven't made it to Laura's yard yet! Can't count 'em, but must be 70 or 80 and there are ton above at the feeders. Also many

[cayugabirds-l] S. Danby Barred Owl concert

2018-04-16 Thread Asher Hockett
What a thrill tonight to hear as many as 5 different Barred Owls counter calling. They were so loud that I heard them from inside, and when I went out on the deck to listen, one was very close. I called to it, but I think that made it fly further away. I could hear them calling from at least 4

[cayugabirds-l] Yes!

2018-04-14 Thread Asher Hockett
To the now dozen Pine Siskins add a single Chipping Sparrow and a Purple Finch. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins!

2018-04-14 Thread Asher Hockett
Checking for new arrivals, but currently ONLY 8 Pine Siskins. Don't know if it's the habitat (Hemlocks mostly) or the elevation, or the abundance of niger seed - 3 socks full, but they are chasing the occasional goldfinch away. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] snow birds

2018-04-06 Thread Asher Hockett
Lots of activity here in South Danby this morning: scads of GOFI, quite a few Pine Siskins, juncos, various woodpeckers including our regular female Pileated, a few Robins calling, Mourning Doves, and Bluejays, one imitating a Red-shouldered Hawk. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] feeder birds

2018-03-22 Thread Asher Hockett
Continuing at our feeders are a small flock of Purple Finches, both sexes, consuming black oil sunflower seeds, and a half dozen Pine Siskins on the niger socks. This in addition to the goldfinches and juncos and doves in profusion along with a few chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice.

[cayugabirds-l] more Siskins!

2018-01-16 Thread Asher Hockett
Today the Siskin count is up to 6! Hard to count as they move a lot and I have several niger socks out now. The goldfinches and siskins are pretty into dogfights! -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Siskin behavior

2018-01-15 Thread Asher Hockett
Been watching the Pine Siskins. They alternate at the same niger sock (one of two) and while one feeds the other fends off off other birds, including the multiple Bluejays. asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Purple finches now.

2018-01-14 Thread Asher Hockett
The two Pine Siskins have been joined by a few Purple Finches here is south Danby, including one very bright handsome male. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] They're back!

2017-12-18 Thread Asher Hockett
Well it's good to hear someone has House Finches! I don't think I've seen more than 1 or 2 all year! On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Regi Teasley wrote: > Well, we have lots of Goldfinches and House Finches. > Plus the usual suspects: Titmice, Nuthatches, Chickadees and

[cayugabirds-l] upsurge in S. Danby too

2017-12-18 Thread Asher Hockett
Even before the recent snow we started experiencing an upsurge of birds at our feeders which had been VERY quiet for what seems like months. Many juncos, chickadees, goldfinches, both nuthatch species, a few mourning doves, a pair of purple finches, a band of bluejays,and all local woodpeckers

Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017

2017-10-28 Thread Asher Hockett
Collective is a very good word, I think. On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 6:32 AM, Wesley W. Blauvelt <> wrote: > According to my handy iBird Pro app, “A group of cranes has many > collective nouns, including a construction, dance, sedge, siege and swoop > of cranes. > > > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loons at inlet?

2017-09-25 Thread Asher Hockett
Are you sure they were NOT Double-crested Cormorants? They are plentiful in that area. On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 10:44 AM, Fredric Kardon wrote: > About 9:30 AM today while walking from Cass Park to Hog Hole, we saw what > we thought were loons swimming near the red

Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Asher Hockett
There are greater forces at play in the mechanisms which trigger migration than the availability of food at feeders. We understand to some extent that, on a grand scale, birds which migrate long distances are driven to do so (or evolved to do so) by the availability and huge disparity

[cayugabirds-l] Kyeer calls

2017-07-29 Thread Asher Hockett
Even though we haven't seen a lot of Northern Flickers in our yard, the trees have been filled with frequent Kyeer calls - and I mean a lot of them. I wonder if the flicker young do this when begging or if some other bird is responsible. I do hear adult flickers singing in the neighborhood, but

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird!!!

2017-07-27 Thread Asher Hockett
We've also been inundated with R-b Grosbeaks and Purple Finches this year. Way more than any year in the 4 summers we've been here in the woods next to the Danby State Forest. One thing we're doing differently is bringing the feeders in at night. They are hanging from hooks mounted on our deck

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird!!!

2017-07-27 Thread Asher Hockett
We've had a regular pair all along this summer (if you want to call it that). On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Linda Orkin wrote: > I had one in my garden yesterday, visiting my monarda. Haven't seen one > since late spring when I saw what I call a "wild one" in the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-20 Thread Asher Hockett
be purchased at the Woman's Historic Park in Seneca Falls. > > Sar > > On 7/15/2017 11:54 AM, Peter wrote: > > Thanks folks. > > On 7/13/2017 1:39 PM, Asher Hockett wrote: > > You can purchase passes at: > > *Hector Ranger Station* > 5218 State Route 414 >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Park Passes

2017-07-13 Thread Asher Hockett
I received positive confirmation from one individual who successfully purchased a pass at the Hector station. Phoning first is a great idea. (607) 546 - 4470 On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM, M Miller wrote: > I would highly recommend calling any place first before

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Asher Hockett
You can purchase passes at: *Hector Ranger Station* 5218 State Route 414 Hector, NY 14841 On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Mike Pitzrick wrote: > It looks like it would be a good idea to purchase a Senior Pass prior to > August 28, 2017. > > Changes to Senior Pass >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread Asher Hockett
As a follow up, here is a link to a YouTube of this very thing: On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM, wrote: > A friend who is biking through the Cascade Mountains sent this query: > > We saw the strangest thing - a quite

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread Asher Hockett
In Alaska I saw Bald Eagles swimming as described, often a few strokes before breaking free of the water. Sometimes with fish and sometimes empty taloned. On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM, wrote: > A friend who is biking through the Cascade Mountains sent this

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Osprey

2017-06-05 Thread Asher Hockett
While my granddaughter rode her bike around the loop at Stewart Park on Saturday afternoon, I was treated to an Osprey hunting the lagoon, hovering and diving and successfully catching fish. After disappearing with the catch it (or its mate) returned to repeat the show. Later it (they) moved to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?

2017-05-24 Thread Asher Hockett
Geo Kloppel's suggestion for evening birding is right on. Michigan Hollow Rd in Danby has Finger Lakes Trail off both sides which are great areas for thrushes. Just walking along the road itself, several miles from Rt 96, I have heard Veeries singing so loudly in the evening I could hardly believe

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.

2017-05-01 Thread Asher Hockett
It was a week later in 2012 we had a Blue Grosbeak on Comfort Rd. So this is the time to be on the lookout! On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 10:55 AM, David Nicosia wrote: > -- Forwarded message -- > From: "David Nicosia" > Date: May 1, 2017

Re: [cayugabirds-l] EBBA 2017 Meeting Highlights

2017-04-06 Thread Asher Hockett
Thanks, Sandy, for the great report. Sounds like a really worthwhile event. On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 9:29 PM, Sandy Wold wrote: > I'm not a bird bander (yet), but I went to the recent 2017 meeting anyway > to learn more about it and see if I would want to do the training.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2017-04-03 Thread Asher Hockett
e=Z=3-5=3=5=cur=2017=2017 > > Good birding, > Matt Medler > Ithaca > > > > > -- > *From:* Asher Hockett <> > *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L <> > *Sent:* Sunday, April 2, 2017 10:28 AM > *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Rose-br

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2017-04-02 Thread Asher Hockett
what > birds are just beyond and contemplating migrating beyond the next set of > hills or through the next saddle as they make their way north. > --Dave Nutter > > > On Apr 2, 2017, at 10:27 AM, Asher Hockett <> wrote: > > This morning at our feeders

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2017-04-02 Thread Asher Hockett
This morning at our feeders on South Danby Rd, a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Still not quite sure if in basin. Our drainage goes into Miller Creek, and i'm pretty sure into Cayuga Lake. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Beebe Lake Northern Pintail

2017-03-23 Thread Asher Hockett
That seems like a very unusual spot for that bird. On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Karen Steffy wrote: > There is currently (2:30 pm) a Northern Pintail wading in the shallow area > on the left of the falls/dam on Beebe lake (Cornell University). > > > > *Karen* > > > > > --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon

2017-01-06 Thread Asher Hockett
our area. In fact, I've personally never seen anything > except Gyrfalcons colored like this. > > > I hope it sticks around. > > > Kevin > > > -- > *From:* John and Sue Gregoire <> > *Sent:* Friday, January 6,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon

2017-01-05 Thread Asher Hockett
And the photo from Thorpe Rd is? I am confused because it seems very white, where it isn't spotted, and not gray at all. Asher not-very-experienced-with Gyrfalcons On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > I believe that is true. > > Kevin > > -Original

[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Bird Count in Danby

2016-12-14 Thread Asher Hockett
will be on January 1 as usual. Danby resident Asher Hockett coordinates the Danby section of the CBC.* *The Danby Community Council will be hosting an informational meeting about the count at Town Hall on Saturday, December 17, at 10am. Asher will present an overview of the CBC for the first-time participants

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl - Not

2016-10-27 Thread Asher Hockett
I remember after moving to Danby in 2000 that I mistook the now-deceased white Red-tail for a Snowy. I had to go home for bins and go back to discover my error. That bird was whiter than any Snowy I have ever seen. I saw it so often I felt like we were connected. On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:02 PM,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ID help? Whistling at night

2016-09-23 Thread Asher Hockett
I heard twice a descending call this morning, lower pitched and coarser than what I associate with E. Screech Owl. It seem to definitely be an owl - it was still dark with only a few peeps and chirps from other birds/frogs/insects - and the descending pattern was like that of the E. SO. Trying

[cayugabirds-l] Red Breasted Nuthatches

2016-09-19 Thread Asher Hockett
Carol's post reminded me that we have had RB Nuthatches visiting our feeder for most of the summer. Lately it's been two (at least) at a time. These birds are not flustered in the slightest by my presence near the feeders. We take them down every night to discourage raccoon visits, and the

[cayugabirds-l] new visitors!

2016-05-04 Thread Asher Hockett
Yesterday I spent the day at home adding feeding stations. We had a beautiful Yellow-rumped Warbler eating suet scraps from the deck railing - he had the brightest and most distinct yellow crown I have ever seen on a Y-r, not fuzzy at all like Sibley's. The male R-b Grosbeak was parked alternately

[cayugabirds-l] R-b Grosbeak

2016-05-02 Thread Asher Hockett
The Raven dominated my brain so much that I forgot to mention we also had our first R-b Grosbeak on Saturday. Nyger socks now shared by goldfinches and Pine Siskins. Hummingbird feeders up for nearly two weeks now, but no sign of them. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Etna: House Wren

2016-04-23 Thread Asher Hockett
I heard a House Wren downtown Friday, on W Buffalo St, On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <> wrote: > Did anyone else notice if House Wren arrived in their neighborhood today? > One has been bubbling away in our yard all morning, bouncing from

Re: [cayugabirds-l] NOW they show.

2016-03-15 Thread Asher Hockett
Tree Sparrows winter as for south as the northern part of southern states like Texas and Alabama, so the bird your saw today may be on its way back to the northern tundra border where they breed. Or it might have been here all winter and is just waiting for the right conditions to head north. Too

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2016-03-13 Thread Asher Hockett
Our niger sock saw several Pine Siskins this weekend, where the goldfinches have been regular partakers. I wouldn't have noticed had one not sat facing me on the deck railing and its streaky breast caught my eye. And the wife says she saw a small bird with a red crest, and some Cedar Waxwings.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Silent Fireworks for City of Ithaca and campuses?

2016-03-09 Thread Asher Hockett
Absolutely!! On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Sandy Wold wrote: > Would anyone support asking our City/town and local colleges to go with > silent fireworks such as in this town in Italy? > > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CBC Owl Prowl

2015-12-15 Thread Asher Hockett
John, Being that's Danby and you added your numbers to our sector count last year, I not only encourage you to repeat, I will meet you there. I usually go there a bit later, but as they say, no sacrifice is too small. On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 2:40 PM, John Confer wrote: > Hi

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CBC Owl Prowl

2015-12-15 Thread Asher Hockett
I forget to add that my hearing is also compromised Can two birders with bad hearing hear more than !? On Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 2:40 PM, John Confer wrote: > Hi Folks, > > For a couple decades, I tried a Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird Count > owl prowl (That would be CBC

[cayugabirds-l] Danby sector Christmas Bird Counters wanted

2015-12-08 Thread Asher Hockett
experience levels are welcome. The more the merrier. -- asher hockett -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Asher Hockett
Once I tried to persuade to my wife that all creatures have a purpose in the scheme of nature, and she responded with, "Ticks, even?" I must admit I was at a loss to reply. On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Melanie Uhlir wrote: > Eeeew. Ticks are one species I would love to see

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cornell Community Gardens - imminent conversion, weekend walks, M-Th recap

2015-10-09 Thread Asher Hockett
It's a wonderment to me that Cornell with its extensive holdings would see some advantage to repurposing that site considering how small it is. Maybe there is something special about its riparian proximity, or to the adjacent Dyce bee research facility, but otherwise it seems a strange decision.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K-M shorebird walk, meet MNWR VC 7am Saturday

2015-08-28 Thread Asher Hockett
I looked at the ABA posts taken from CayugaBirds. Dave Nutter's show header information and the content appears to be lacking. I doubt this has anything to do with his posting, but rather something which happens when ABA lifts the CB data. On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Peter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling compressed images

2015-06-29 Thread Asher Hockett
Since the listowner has been silent on this - The list rules: ask us not to include images or other attachments. Links to image-containing sites are the accepted method of sharing such. On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 7:06 AM, John Confer

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-13 Thread Asher Hockett
That it was close to the ground is another pretty typical Mourning clue. On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 7:31 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: It sounded like typical Mourning Warbler to me, a low-pitched, burry chorry-chorry-che-che-chew repeatedly sung. I kept looking for the bird as it

[cayugabirds-l] new arrival

2015-05-07 Thread Asher Hockett
Our late populating South Danby elevation has an added voice this morning - a Wood Thrush singing his incredible suite of joy. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] birding where I go

2015-05-06 Thread Asher Hockett
Yesterday morning found me birding the woods after a shopping trip behind Maines and Walmart (from outside the fence and No Trespassing signs), where a Baltimore Oriole was singing brightly. There were a half dozen or more Gray Catbirds, and some audible Yellow Warblers as well. Then back home a

[cayugabirds-l] late posted Sandbank Rd dark phase Roughleg

2015-03-23 Thread Asher Hockett
On Saturday afternoon around 2pm there was Rough-legged Hawk hunting the fields on either side of upper Sandbank Rd (downhill from the King Rd intersection. It was the darkest dark-phase Roughie I have ever seen, with barely a smidgen of white between the wrist and wing tips. I saw no other light

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture

2015-02-25 Thread Asher Hockett
I have seen TVs in Danby now and then all winter long, and an occasional one over Rt 13 on the hillside. On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:03 PM, W. Larry Hymes wrote: About 20 minutes ago I was very surprised to see a TURKEY VULTURE soaring about near East Hill Plaza. Having heard

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Un Sprgs Mill Pond, Scout Project

2014-12-19 Thread Asher Hockett
I really like idea #2. Planting bird-friendly native plants would be the perfect way to upgrade the birding opportunities to be found there. On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Donna Scott wrote: This is great news, Fritzie. Now it is up to us to come up with a do-able plan

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raven inquiry

2014-12-11 Thread Asher Hockett
In my neighborhood on S Danby Rd, we have a fair number of Ravens. More often than not we hear them but do not see them, and the range of sounds they produce is truly staggering. This year I have heard at least 4 vocalizations which were new to me. On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Ray Zimmerman

[cayugabirds-l] Danby Christmas counters needed

2014-12-11 Thread Asher Hockett
This is an appeal for folks to participate in counting birds in the Danby Sector (VI) of the upcoming Christmas Bird Count on January 1st. If you have counted for Danby before, or if you are new to the count, we need you in Danby. Please respond to, or call me at 342-5074.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden-crowned Kinglet

2014-11-13 Thread Asher Hockett
I often get them on the Xmas bird count. On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Paul Schmitt wrote: I was out trying to photograph wild turkeys in a friends woods just south of Corning. Among the small birds was a golden-crowned kinglet. It was so close, 3 feet, that I could

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-06 Thread Asher Hockett
I can remember CARavaning as a Spring Field Ornithology field trip where we used cellphones, radios, and car horns (attention - there's a Ruddy Duck!) a few years (10 maybe) ago. No one got out where they were not supposed to and everyone got to see lots of birds - lifers, even. I know I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread Asher Hockett
And maybe close it to vehicles!! It's a long walk, though. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Saw Whet calling

2014-07-29 Thread Asher Hockett
A bit of a late post - sorry. On Sunday afternoon about 5:30, we heard a few calls from a Saw Whet Owl. Carmen heard it first, and drew my attention to it. This is not a bird sound I have a lot of experience with, but after listening we went inside to the computer and listened to the sounds at All

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ravens over Ithaca

2014-05-16 Thread Asher Hockett
In my (new) neck of the woods on S Danby Rd, ravens are an almost daily sighting, either at home or on the way down the hill to 96. It is wonderful to have them around after so many years without them until just a few years ago. On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 8:43 PM, Paul Anderson

[cayugabirds-l] new yard and new birds

2014-05-13 Thread Asher Hockett
A recent move to South Danby Road has me hearing different voices. This morning a B-t Green Warbler was zee zee zee zoo zeeing from the canopy of the conifers around our new house. Redstarts also abound here in the more heavily wooded habitat. Neither of these are commonly heard at the Comfort Rd

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rose Breasted Grosbeak

2014-04-29 Thread Asher Hockett
Melissa Groo reported one yesterday. On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Carol Keeler carolk...@adelphia.netwrote: A friend in Jordan, NY just had a RB Grosbeak at her feeder. Has anyone seen them in the Cayuga bird list area? I don't remember seeing any mentioned. Any Hummingbirds yet?

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Unknown warbler

2014-04-19 Thread Asher Hockett
My guess is a Ruby-crowned Kinglet - not a warbler, and the crown usually not seen, On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Richard Tkachuck rictkal...@gmail.comwrote: While in the woods around our house, we saw a warbler very briefly with

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher oddness

2013-05-31 Thread Asher Hockett
Perhaps it is trying to dissapate heat. It is awfully warm today. On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Chris Pelkie chris.pel...@cornell.eduwrote: I just took a brief lunchtime walk on the northern part of Wilson Trail at SSW. I saw a small bird flit to a low shrub only 10-12' from me, got on it

[cayugabirds-l] cardinal song

2013-05-18 Thread Asher Hockett
After listening to a myriad of Macaulay Libarry recordings of Carolina Wren and Baltimore Oriole, I still think what I heard was a Cardinal. The C Wren has a much qucker tempo - the song I head was about a second for each upward arpeggio, or 3 seconds for the whole 9 note song. I am going to

[cayugabirds-l] Cardinal song?

2013-05-17 Thread Asher Hockett
Yesterday I heard a song, a thrice repeated ascending arpeggio, roughly a musical perfect 4th between each: g c f, g c f, g c f (just to give an idea). This was downtown, S Albany St a block north of the traffic circle. They are whistling or piping sounds, quite musical. Fairly easy to imitate by

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