Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song id

2018-04-04 Thread Brad Walker
gonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Brad Walker Multimedia Collections Specialist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http:

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Sandhill Cranes

2018-03-28 Thread Brad Walker
them. -- Brad Walker Multimedia Collections Specialist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Missing falconry Red-tailed Hawk

2018-03-20 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The Lab of O received a call today about a falconry bird that has gone missing. It's a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk with one jess and bells on both legs. It was lost in the vicinity of Cayuga Heights. If you see it, please call Ana Mara at 607-277-7570 <(607)%20277-7570>. -- Brad

[cayugabirds-l] Crested Caracara in Wayne County

2018-02-06 Thread Brad Walker
This list was posted on the New York Birders Facebook group: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42534197 Long story short: The reporter had a trail cam on a deer carcass and the bird showed up for a quick nibble. Photos in the list. -- Brad Walker Multimedia Collections Specialist Macaulay

[cayugabirds-l] Black vultures

2018-01-27 Thread Brad Walker
The four black vultures are currently perched in a dead tree next to the small bridge between Dodge Road and the game farm. -- Brad Walker Multimedia Collections Specialist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BALTIMORE ORIOLE in Aurora - 1242017

2017-12-04 Thread Brad Walker
l@cornell.edu/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- B

[cayugabirds-l] Phalarope request

2017-11-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Shawn Billerman mentioned to me that the Phalarope looked a bit sad, with a droopy wing. If anyone finds the bird deceased, please collect it for the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, or contact me ASAP so I can collect it before a gull does. Thanks for the help! -- Brad Walker Multimedia

[cayugabirds-l] (Deceased) Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Ithaca

2017-10-24 Thread Brad Walker
this is the first record for that species in eBird and the first or second for the county, but they can correct me on that if I'm wrong. -- Brad Walker Multimedia Collections Specialist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White winged tern?

2017-08-12 Thread Brad Walker
Not sure if it's still around, but it's real.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Two questions

2017-07-12 Thread Brad Walker
It's probably a spotted sandpiper. It's never a good idea to go solely by measurements such as total length in the field. On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 2:47 PM Nancy Cusumano wrote: > There have been so many public osprey nests failing this year - seems like > many of the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns?

2017-05-11 Thread Brad Walker
Jay and I were there for a bit this morning. Not a huge number of birds, but migrants (including a/the Orange-crowned Warbler) were around. Here's our list, with audio: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36730992 - Brad On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 8:23 PM Sandy Podulka wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2017-05-04 Thread Brad Walker
New migrants today included Indigo Bunting near the powerline cut, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and a MOURNING WARBLER that sang several phrases near the powerline cut. I was not able to locate it. Also, on Tuesday I had the Great Horned Owl getting mobbed by American Crows

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods this morning

2017-04-28 Thread Brad Walker
In addition to the tanager there were several more migrants around Sapsucker Woods this morning: Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, many Yellow-rumped Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Gray Catbird, Great Crested Flycatcher and a group of at least 100 White-throated Sparrows moving

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods this morning

2017-04-27 Thread Brad Walker
An Ovenbird was also singing on and off near the eastern edge of the east side this morning, too. A Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a Nashville Warbler, and a number of Yellow-rumped Warblers were also on the Wilson Trail at about 7am. On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:58 AM Anne Marie Johnson

[cayugabirds-l] Barred owl impersonator

2017-04-27 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Was anyone doing a barred owl impersonation at about 820 this morning on the east side of Sapsucker Woods? I'm just wondering if I should put it on my list or not. Thanks -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Egret

2017-03-28 Thread Brad Walker
A Great Egret was perched on the pond this morning. I turned around for a minute and it disappeared. Not sure if it flew off or tucked in somewhere. It was on the back pond near the Sherwood Platform. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Brant at compost piles

2017-01-05 Thread Brad Walker
A single Brant was foraging with the Canada Geese along Stevenson Road near the grain silo about 15 minute ago. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hanshaw Road Cackling Goose

2016-09-30 Thread Brad Walker
Currently foraging where Sapsucker Woods Road meets Hanshaw. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Hanshaw Road Cackling Goose

2016-09-28 Thread Brad Walker
A/The CACKLING GOOSE was present with the Canada Geese in the corn field on Hanshaw Road adjacent to Bluegrass Lane. The bird appeared at dusk and fed relatively close to the road before moving to the back. Jay managed to get some good photos of the bird. I'll check for it again in the morning

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Song

2016-06-02 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, This is an aberrant song from a Louisiana Waterthrush that's living in that area. Bob McGuire found it in April and made several recordings, then Jay McGowan and I took a trip up to record it as well. It's a cool bird! On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 7:57 AM Sandy Podulka

[cayugabirds-l] Olive sided Flycatcher

2016-05-18 Thread Brad Walker
Still around, near Sherwood platform. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk

2016-05-17 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about 7:50pm this evening, I had a single Common Nighthawk flying north over Bluegrass Lane in Ithaca. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2016-05-17 Thread Brad Walker
There were several flocks of warblers around Sapsucker Woods today. Highlights included a LINCOLN'S SPARROW singing near the north side of the building, a male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER at the Sherwood Platform and a WILSON'S WARBLER just east of the Sherwood Platform. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rumor of Golden-winged Warbler in Palmer Woods

2016-05-08 Thread Brad Walker
I believe the Golden-winged Warbler was later determined to be a hybrid. It was later reported to have a yellow wash on its breast. On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 9:50 AM Mark Chao wrote: > On Sunday morning I was told of a report, presumably originating from the > RBA text service,

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Marsh Wren

2016-05-06 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A singing MARSH WREN was found a little while ago by several Lab employees. It was singing and foraging at the end of the Sherwood Platform. You can hear some recordings here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29436625 - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Virginia Rail update

2016-05-05 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Now that my hands are free: This bird was found by Martha Fischer in the small marshy areas near the staff entrances to the Lab of Ornithology. It's moving between the two marshy areas along the wast side of the building (sometimes running through the culverts) but it is frequenting the

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker rail

2016-05-05 Thread Brad Walker
There is currently a Virginia Rail running around the marshes and on the east side of the lab building. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Warblers

2016-04-28 Thread Brad Walker
A NASHVILLE WARBLER is foraging low near the Charlie Harper Bench (just west of the Sherwood Platform) and a YELLOW WARBLER is near the Observatory. Otherwise, it was rather quiet today. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Gnat catcher

2016-04-21 Thread Brad Walker
Currently along the Wilson trail at Sapsucker Woods, near the Fuller Wetlands. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker woods snow goose

2016-04-18 Thread Brad Walker
There is currently a snow goose hanging out with Canada geese on the back pond. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Possible leucistic Canada at SSW

2016-03-14 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There's a possible leucistic Canada Goose at Sapsucker Woods on the pond for those that want to take a look. It's either that or a domestic type. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2016-02-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, As I vacated my home this evening at about 10:40, I heard a lone KILLDEER flying over the corn fields on Hanshaw Road, no doubt brought by the Winds of Satan that caused the flooding in my home. Have a dry night! - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yesterday Snowy owls. Seybolt Road and North End of Cayuga lake. probable Common Yellowthroat.

2016-02-10 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Please create new threads for recent sightings, otherwise we'll always have a yellowthroat and a snowy owl around yesterday. Thanks, Brad On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:49 AM Daniel Graham wrote: > Sorry this is a bit late but the snowy owl was present again yesterday

[cayugabirds-l] Greater white fronted geese and cranes

2016-02-06 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim Lenz and I are currently looking at four greater white fronted geese at East Road. We also had five cranes in the fields at the west end of Armitage Road, west of the flooded woods. -Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Banded Black Duck

2015-11-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, For anyone interested, there is a small but highly visible group of Black Ducks hanging out at Sapsucker Woods. One of the birds was banded and I got the following info after reporting it: Species: American Black Duck Date banded: 02/04/2014 Banding Location: NEAR AURORA, CAYUGA COUNTY,

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road plots plowed

2015-10-21 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I thought you'd all like to know that as of today, the garden plots, and the field on the other side of the parking area, have been plowed. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2015-10-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I had my first Pine Siskins of the season this morning at Sapsucker Woods, calling as they flew over. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Olive-sided Flycatcher at Sapsucker Woods

2015-09-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, On my walk this morning I saw what I believed was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER on the back pond at Sapsucker Woods. I saw the bird in silhouette from the Sherwood Platform, but it was a large flycatcher with a nice peaked head. I ALSO thought I heard the last part of this bird's song several

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2015-08-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There were a few migrants in Sapsucker Woods, mostly around the Sherwood Platform. There was a mixed flock of BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, RED-EYED VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, HOUSE WREN and COMMON YELLOWTHROATS. There were also a few BALTIMORE ORIOLES hanging around. - Brad --

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods mourning warbler

2015-05-18 Thread Brad Walker
There was also a very cooperative GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH on the ground on the Wilson Trail, halfway along the stretch that runs along the pond on the western side. - Brad On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 7:56 AM Brad Walker edgarallenhoo...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, A MOURNING WARBLER is currently

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods and Northeast Ithaca

2015-05-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Despite the wind and cold and wet, there were a few migrants a Sapsucker Woods this morning, mostly clustered around the Charlie Harper bench area. A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was foraging with a very cooperative pair of BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, and there were numerous ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS,

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

2015-05-12 Thread Brad Walker
Dave, was the Mourning Warbler singing a typical song? Scott and I had a Chestnut-sided we would have sworn was a Mourning until we got a look at it in that same area. - Brad On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 6:50 PM Nancy Cusumano nancycusuman...@gmail.com wrote: WE are going to try tomorrow morning

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn today morning

2015-05-12 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, In addition to the birds Meena mentioned, there were also several CANADA WARBLERS, ALDER FLYCATCHER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, and a Chestnut-sided Warbler that was singing a Mourning/Kentucky type song. - Brad On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 9:02 AM Meena Madhav Haribal

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2015-05-11 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Migrants of note this morning include a Swainson's thrush on the inner leg of the Wilson trail, Eastern wood pewee, multiple Tennessee warblers, and a Blackpoll warbler singing on the north side of the building. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons 10May

2015-05-10 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Scott Haber and I went to the Lindsay-Parsons Preserve this morning for some recording and birding. There were many breeding birds (and ticks!) but the highlights included a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO that was calling on and off for an hour and an ALDER FLYCATCHER that we managed to get a

[cayugabirds-l] Hammond hill

2015-05-09 Thread Brad Walker
Mourning and Canada warblers are singing up a storm in the usual spot. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Wilson's Warbler

2015-05-08 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Matt Medler and Dan Lane found a WILSON'S WARBLER foraging very low and very cooperatively on the Wilson Trail directly behind the photo blind/feeding area, while on the inner leg. It was still there shortly after they found it, but it was being silent and foraging low. - Brad --

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods evening birds

2015-05-08 Thread Brad Walker
Thanks again to Susan for the Cape May Warbler report, it was still present between 6:15 and 7:15 in the same tree, joined by a Blue-winged Warbler. A Merlin was also in the area, being chased by an Eastern Kingbird in a contest to see who could be the most annoying. The two beavers were also on

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods worm eating warbler

2015-05-06 Thread Brad Walker
Singing softly and foraging on Hoyt pileated trail in the canopy above the egg cairn. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods worm eating warbler

2015-05-06 Thread Brad Walker
to be not a Worm-eating but an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, understandably confusing as it foraged high over the trail in the crowns of the trees, only occasionally giving its metallic trill. On May 6, 2015 8:08 AM, Brad Walker edgarallenhoo...@gmail.com wrote: Singing softly and foraging on Hoyt pileated trail

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow throated vireo

2015-05-05 Thread Brad Walker
Currently singing on Sapsucker Woods road Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Great crested Flycatcher

2015-05-04 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A great crested Flycatcher has shown up at Sapsucker Woods, along with a nice contingent of catbirds. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Baltimore oriole

2015-04-30 Thread Brad Walker
On the Wilson trail at Sapsucker Woods -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Cass Park Birds (including white-winged gull)

2015-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about 1pm today, Nathan Goldberg and I had a white-winged gull (that we thought was an Iceland Gull) soaring over The Boatyard Grill. It appeared to be the same size and proportions-ish as the Herring Gull soaring with it. Other birds of note were a low Common Loon over the water, a

[cayugabirds-l] Warbling vireo

2015-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There is a warbling vireo singing at jetty woods. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods cliff swallow, yellow warbler

2015-04-22 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A CLIFF SWALLOW and a YELLOW WARBLER are currently on the pond at Sapsucker Woods. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] sisk-invasion

2015-04-21 Thread Brad Walker
There are also many Siskins in Northeast Ithaca near Sapsucker Woods. There was a group of 16 outside the main entrance and a flock of 30 at the Village of Lansing Greenway. - Brad On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 8:13 AM Marc Devokaitis mdevokai...@gmail.com wrote: Last week we had 7 PINE SISKINS

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian tern

2015-04-07 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, there is currently a Caspian tern sitting on the red jetty at Stewart park. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle downtown

2015-04-07 Thread Brad Walker
Scott's email is super late for some reason. This was actually at about 1:15pm On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM Scott Haber scotthab...@gmail.com wrote: There's currently an immature Golden Eagle circling low over the parking lot where the DMV is located off Third St. downtown. It's being

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Rusty Blackbirds

2015-03-17 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There is currently a flock of RUSTY BLACKBIRDS hanging out around the parking areas and the Fuller Wetlands. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Phoebe

2015-03-11 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, While at Myers this morning, I thought I heard an EASTERN PHOEBE give a single chip note from the private area where the short-eared owl roosted some time ago (this is directly south across the channel from the lighthouse). I only heard it once and didn't see anything, but there were no

[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2015-03-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I just had a Killdeer flying over my house and calling in northeast Ithaca. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted duck continues

2015-03-08 Thread Brad Walker
At yacht club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] rare bird rant

2015-02-27 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, To keep the list from turning into a long eBird thread, please direct your site questions here. http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/emails/new There is also a Facebook group for discussing eBird features. As for the situation mentioned above, this may be due to people not submitting

[cayugabirds-l] No Gyrfalcon this morning on Stahl Road

2015-02-27 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Scott Haber and I drove around the area for about an hour this morning with no luck. We did see a flying Pileated Woodpecker that we hoped would get plucked from the air, but no luck. There are a lot of Crows, Red-tailed Hawks and Larks in the area to watch in the meantime. Scott and I

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Redpoll

2015-02-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There is currently an unreliable COMMON REDPOLL visiting the feeders on and off, seen from the public area of the building. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ledyard longspur

2015-01-30 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The longspur found by Dave and Anne yesterday is still present and feeding along the road in the same spot. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

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

2015-01-25 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, It's only one species, but last year I prepared round skin of a REDHEAD that had been found dead on Cayuga Lake, off of Hog Hole. It's stomach was filled with an assortment of small mussels. I took a few photos of them if anyone is interested. - Brad Brad Walker Media Specialist

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Winter Wren

2015-01-22 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A lone WINTER WREN was scurrying about at the north end of Sapsucker Woods Road, opposite the house with all the bird feeders. There was also a group of three PILEATED WOODPECKERS in this spot (yesterday at the same time, there were four). - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Compost pile Thayer's gull

2015-01-20 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim Lenz and I just had what he identified as a first cycle THAYER'S GULL at the Cornell compost piles, seen from Stevenson road. He'll have photos on his eBird report. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes airport snowy owl

2015-01-17 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The SNOWY OWL was continuing at the airport a few hundred meters to the east of the runway, on a rise. There was also a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK hanging around. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca peregrine

2015-01-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There was a PEREGRINE FALCON flying around and soaring just to the east of Panera in downtown Ithaca at about 5pm today. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] one Cackling Goose in with the many Canadas on the pond at Sapsucker Woods

2015-01-05 Thread Brad Walker
The bird is still there and is periodically untucking its head. - Brad Brad Walker Media Specialist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-2168 Our Mission: To interpret and conserve the Earth's biological diversity through research

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Cackling Goose

2014-12-05 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The Cackling Goose that has been hanging around the pond at Sapsucker Woods is back again today and right outside the visitor center windows. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Loons

2014-11-21 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There are currently small waves of loons flying south over the south end of the lake (seen from the Ornithology Lab). Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Freese road Dickcissel

2014-10-16 Thread Brad Walker
The bird was flying around the fenced area at the north end of the garden plots. It last landed near the sheds at the small patch of pines just north of the fenced area. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Orange crowned warbler at CLO

2014-10-10 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, there is an Orange crowned warbler hanging around the stone footbridge at the lab's main entrance. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane CATTLE EGRET

2014-10-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Five of the CATTLE EGRETS were flying ESE over the red barns at Bluegrass Lane about 20-30 minutes ago. They were flying in a tight group. Earlier I had a single bird soaring with the gulls that seemed to be heading west, but I lost track of it. The only other sighting of note was a very

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Jaeger at Stewart Park

2014-10-04 Thread Brad Walker
The bird just made another pass at some gulls at Stewart park. On Oct 4, 2014 5:20 PM, Justin Hite justinh...@gmail.com wrote: Immature Jaeger, probably Parasitic, attacking gulls near shore off Stewart Park at 5:15. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Burns Rd. question

2014-10-04 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I went to look for the avocet earlier this evening, but couldn't find the exact spot. All the trails seemed to say No Trespassing. Are these the way to the spot? Thanks, Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road gardens

2014-10-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I went to the Freese Rd. garden plots this morning and found a ton of migrants, but nothing too unusual. The highlights were a single first winter WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW seen briefly, then heard singing a raspy song one time, and a juvenile PEREGRINE FALCON coursing over Bluegrass Lane

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Birds

2014-10-01 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, This morning on the Wilson Trail there was a flyover PINE SISKIN (heard simultaneously by Wes Hochachka) as well as several NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, CAPE MAY WARBLER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and BLUE-HEADED VIREO. Most of the birds were around the Sherwood Platform/Charlie Harper Bench. -

[cayugabirds-l] CLO Pine Siskin

2014-09-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I just had a lone Pine Siskin flying over the lab parking area. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Arboretum Migrants (16Aug)

2014-08-16 Thread Brad Walker
that included BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, RED-EYED VIREO, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and presumably a young COMMON YELLOWTHROAT that sang like a Canada Warbler. - Brad Walker -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RHWO at sapsucker woods

2014-07-22 Thread Brad Walker
The bird flew to the southwest corner near the main entrance. It's hard to get a good look, but it's perching on snags and called a few times. - Brad Brad Walker Audio Archivist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-2168 Our Mission

[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk

2014-05-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about 8:30 this evening there was one COMMON NIGHTHAWK flying north relatively low over the fields on Bluegrass Lane, near Hanshaw Road. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods 5/23 Flycatchers and Warblers

2014-05-23 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There was a lot of quiet activity on the Wilson Trail North this morning. The highlights were a calling (but unseen) YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, giving its pewee-like chu-wee calls near the feeders/blind along the pond shore, and a male MOURNING WARBLER foraging along the trail behind the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow, Cornell Campus

2014-05-14 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Andrew Dreelin reports that the Clay-colored Sparrow is on the south side of Goldwin Smith this morning. - Brad Brad Walker Audio Archivist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-2168 Our Mission: To interpret and conserve

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Warblers

2014-05-09 Thread Brad Walker
Cape May and Philadelphia vireo at fuller wetlands with many others! On May 9, 2014 7:07 AM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Canada and lots more at Sapsucker power line cut, no Cerulean (please post PROMPTLY if you see a Cerulean here or anywhere else near Ithaca, or an Orange-crowned).

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Prairie Warbler

2014-05-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Scott Haber and I took a steel through Sapsucker Woods this morning and found a few new arrivals, including a BALTIMORE ORIOLE and a PRAIRIE WARBLER singing from the powerline cut as we left. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] White eyed vireo still present

2014-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Near the footbridge east of the Sherwood Platform, where there is a drainage stream from the pond. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Chimney Swifts

2014-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about four o'clock today, Mary Margaret Ferraro and I had a pair of CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying over Ithaca High School near Stewart Park. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo at Sapsucker Woods

2014-04-22 Thread Brad Walker
Continuing in the same spot at the Sherwood Platform. Foraging at eye level out in the open with some kinglets. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Marten's Tract Gallinule

2014-04-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim and I just had three COMMON GALLINULE swimming around in the ponds furthest east at Marten's Tract. Otherwise, all the usual birds are hanging about. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O Waterthrush

2014-04-11 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There was a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH on the Wilson Trail North this morning. It called several times as it passed over the trail and landed along the northern leg of the stream at the footbridge. There was also a Canada Goose on its nest and four AMERICAN WIGEON flew into the back pond. -

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Field Sparrow

2014-04-10 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A FIELD SPARROW is currently singing outside the main entrance of the Lab of Ornithology. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane Snipe

2014-04-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about 1 o'clock today, there were 20 WILSON'S SNIPE in the same spot that I reported a few days ago. They were much closer to the road and actually flew up as a group and made some noise at one point. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass lane snipe

2014-04-01 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, there are currently at least thirty two WILSON'S SNIPE in a muddy drainage stream behind the long red barn (south side) at the parking area for Bluegrass Lane. The birds are only about a hundred feet away from the road and the light is great for photography at this angle. Brad --

[cayugabirds-l] Target short eared owl

2014-03-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I just had a gorgeous SHORT-EARED OWL flying through the Target and YMCA parking lots in Ithaca. It eventually landed on the ground. It may be worth checking this spot at sunset tonight. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon in Fayette

2014-03-15 Thread Brad Walker
The bird disappeared for a few minutes, but made another pass and is perched near the road On Mar 15, 2014 4:33 PM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Brad and Tim report a Gyrfalcon on north Hoster Road, Fayette chasing geese and ducks. Jay -- *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* Welcome and

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