[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons: Drained lake, mud, and a jungle-gym of stumps snags

2015-08-22 Thread Benjamin Freeman
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[cayugabirds-l] new shorebird habitat in Tompkins County

2015-07-25 Thread Benjamin Freeman
a pipe that pulls water from Coleman Lake, so it is unclear if this habitat will last. But if it does, it should be worth checking for shorebirds in the coming weeks.. Ben Alexa also several young Great Blue Herons at the West Danby Fire Station. -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warbler at Sapsucker Woods

2015-05-27 Thread Benjamin Freeman
Nick Mason found a nice Worm-eating Warbler at Sapsucker Woods this morning -- it was foraging low near the Sherwood Platform on Wilson Trail North. I wonder how often rare warblers (Yellow-throated, Worm-eating etc) end up in the Finger Lakes this time of year... -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons this morning: birds on territory + 2 Lawrence's Warblers

2015-05-09 Thread Benjamin Freeman
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[cayugabirds-l] probable Black Scoter Red-necked Grebe at Salt Point

2015-05-03 Thread Benjamin Freeman
also visible from Myers Point. -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Crows chasing ravens

2015-04-11 Thread Benjamin Freeman
corvids. I've seen small groups of crows harass solitary ravens many times, but don't think I've previously seen a single crow harass a single raven with such vigor. Best, Ben -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA

[cayugabirds-l] Aythya winter diet in Cayuga - what are they eating?

2015-01-25 Thread Benjamin Freeman
Aythya are eating gastropods/molluscs/animal food vs plants based on their diving behavior? Looking forward to learning what these ducks are up to, Ben -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com

[cayugabirds-l] Hog Hole = nice ducks

2015-01-17 Thread Benjamin Freeman
quite beautiful. Ben -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Marsh Wren at Lindsay-Parsons

2014-10-10 Thread Benjamin Freeman
Around noon, Alexa and I found a crisp-looking Marsh Wren at Lindsay Parsons. Great looks at this little wren, which was hanging out in the thin strip of cattails where the grassy path goes between the two main lakes. -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary

[cayugabirds-l] plenty of migrants at Lindsay-Parsons today

2014-10-04 Thread Benjamin Freeman
dropping and some of the fields mowed -- the Wood Ducks for one seem to appreciate the renovations. -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons this morning: big flocks of Eastern Kingbirds

2014-08-22 Thread Benjamin Freeman
insectivores (breeding) to social frugivores (fall migration and winter). -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warbler at Lindsay-Parsons (lower section)

2014-05-26 Thread Benjamin Freeman
a minute before it flew off upslope. It did not vocalize. Plenty of garter and water snakes out and about today, as well as beavers in multiple locations. -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored sparrow copulation with chipping

2014-05-16 Thread Benjamin Freeman
/Group/Cayugabirds BirdingOnThe.Net http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html *Please submit your observations to eBird http://ebird.org/content/ebird/!* -- -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Confusing vireo song

2014-05-10 Thread Benjamin Freeman
BirdingOnThe.Net http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html *Please submit your observations to eBird http://ebird.org/content/ebird/!* -- -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Widgeon at SW corner of lake

2014-03-19 Thread Benjamin Freeman
and/or flying around. -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egret at Treman Marina

2013-11-03 Thread Benjamin Freeman
central portion of marina on two occasions. Hopefully the bird sticks around. checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15554034 Ben -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA benjamingfreeman.com

[cayugabirds-l] 2 Connecticut Warblers at Lindsay-Parsons

2013-09-27 Thread Benjamin Freeman
Tanager in a chickadee flock, and a fearless Rusty Blackbird foraging in dry leaf litter inside a forest patch, flicking leaves with its bill a la a Neotropical leaftosser. Great day to be outside! Full checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15266768 -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D

[cayugabirds-l] Many warblers at Park Preserve

2013-08-24 Thread Benjamin Freeman
was located along the forest edge where the principal trail enters closed woods and eventually descends to the creek, though I'm sure the birds are moving widely around the area. I wonder what else arrived overnight? http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S15001566 -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D

[cayugabirds-l] Sparrows -- Clay-colored (breeding?) and Grasshopper

2013-06-24 Thread Benjamin Freeman
on Saturday. Again, we paid a quick visit in the mid-day heat and the bird was singing vigorously. This was along Snyder Road near the pull-off with a couple junked cars; the sparrow sounded very near but was deceptively far away, well inside the airport fencing. -Ben -- Benjamin Freeman Ph.D