[cayugabirds-l] Halloween 'scare'

2013-10-31 Thread Chris Pelkie
VULTURES on the wing. That was weird; never saw these guys flying at this time of day (night). First thought: giant vampire bats returning from a night of blood-drinking. Have a Happy Halloween and KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES! ChrisP __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting Bluebird

2013-10-30 Thread Chris Pelkie
available. I can't say I've ever seen this behavior from a thrush. Have you? He was soon joined by a second M and the two counter-called the same two-note phrase for a while. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker

[cayugabirds-l] Night Heron sp. (yesterday)

2013-07-23 Thread Chris Pelkie
like that, whereas BCNH seemed to have a fuller rounder wing profile. So, nice NEW yard bird, but semi-unsatisfying that I couldn't nail it to species. I saw no reports on this list from anyone observing either at SSW yesterday. Did anyone? __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst

[cayugabirds-l] Alder Flycatcher SSW

2013-06-12 Thread Chris Pelkie
philosopher Hopalong Cassiday said: If you come to a fork in the Traill's, take it! (all right, I'm probably going to regret that) __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Willow Flycatchers SSW

2013-06-11 Thread Chris Pelkie
. There is also an invisible but easily heard second WIFL in the 'swamp sparrow' field. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Couple observations at SSW this morning

2013-06-04 Thread Chris Pelkie
never saw an actual strike and the mink disappeared from my view under the bushes at pond's edge, apparently with catch still intact. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher oddness

2013-05-31 Thread Chris Pelkie
or holes at the spots the bird had just used. No other birds obviously nearby so not apparently a display. Ideas? __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] More Wilson's on Wilson's

2013-05-15 Thread Chris Pelkie
singing a lot, the other singing, then calling, but both in too thick a canopy to see. Laura got us on one on the Saturday bird walk at Park Preserve, so these were second and third of year! __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yard Hawks

2013-05-13 Thread Chris Pelkie
Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Fun and (minor) tragedy at SSW

2013-05-10 Thread Chris Pelkie
, lunged at the owl and everyone flew off into the forest. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Not a Kentucky at SSW: correction

2013-05-10 Thread Chris Pelkie
Through a miscommunication now authoritatively corrected, the previously mentioned Kentucky Warbler this AM was a NASHVILLE WARBLER (which I still didn't see). __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road

[cayugabirds-l] Green Heron(s) on SSW pond

2013-05-09 Thread Chris Pelkie
in a tree off the NE corner of the Lab and saw small birds pestering a RED-TAILED HAWK who flew up from the branch and over the building holding a large varmint with a rat-like tail, possibly a MUSKRAT. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary etymology

2013-05-06 Thread Chris Pelkie
In case, like me, you were wondering where that odd word comes from...http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/protonotaryprothonotary warblerSyllabification: (pro·thon·o·tar·y war·bler)Definition ofprothonotary warblernouna North American warbler, the male of which has a

[cayugabirds-l] SSW this morning

2013-05-03 Thread Chris Pelkie
was a SOLITARY SANDPIPER. Very good looks, it even turned for me, but as I started to walk away satisfied with a new year bird, a CANADA GOOSE came over and gave it a goos(ing) so it flew a short distance toward the feeding area. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics

[cayugabirds-l] More good stuff at SSW

2013-05-02 Thread Chris Pelkie
. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher singing SSW

2013-04-19 Thread Chris Pelkie
of morning listening to the VIRGINIA RAIL who was singing almost constantly from the same place as we heard him earlier this week. Again, I heard no response from another rail. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Birds Rail and other birds

2013-04-17 Thread Chris Pelkie
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[cayugabirds-l] Virginia Rail at Sapsucker

2013-04-15 Thread Chris Pelkie
, at intervals of several minutes. Never saw it as it was down in the weeds. No response calls. For a day promising to be nice later, I got sprinkled on twice by cold rain in the hour I was out. Birding! __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Sapsucker Woods

2013-04-03 Thread Chris Pelkie
! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Chris Pelkie
!! ')_,/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program

[cayugabirds-l] A couple more goodies for me yesterday

2013-03-11 Thread Chris Pelkie
migrations at night. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mixed vee, etc.

2013-03-10 Thread Chris Pelkie
After the heads-up(s) from Dave Nicosia and others, I got out with binocs and scope to watch the big flights, from about 11am-1pm, from my Lansing backyard. I counted all birds in a few Canada Goose vees so I could estimate the size of others, and figure I saw 2500+ birds in the couple of hours

[cayugabirds-l] Shrike still at Cayuga Vista

2013-01-13 Thread Chris Pelkie
I went over to Cayuga Vista Dr a couple days ago and stalked the shrike. After about 20 min, a bird with buffy breast and grayish back popped into view and I got excited until I saw the remarkably straight bill and wimpy black mask. Then another showed up flashing white wing bars and I had to

Re:[cayugabirds-l] delayed posts

2013-01-13 Thread Chris Pelkie
I discovered yesterday that probably due to the recent conversion by Cornell to a new Microsoft mail system that the listservs were hung. I reported this to Chris T-H and he followed through and got it fixed. Yes, several posts including mine on the shrike were made yesterday and only appeared

[cayugabirds-l] Even more Turkey Vultures

2013-01-13 Thread Chris Pelkie
The vortex of TURKEY VULTUREs was centered again on the stand of pines just east of Asbury Cemetery. At around 330pm (Sun), I walked the dog and just stood below marveling at the grace of these birds. I figured the size of the group today was so much bigger that it was hopeless to count them,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Chris Pelkie
I don't think murder has been proven yet. Maybe it was suffering and someone gave it the coop de gräce. ChrisP (OK, going to wash my hands now) On Jan 3, 2013, at 13:35 , Caroline Manring wrote: Has anyone made the revision of Murder most fowl yet? Sorry, sorry, I know. --English prof

[cayugabirds-l] Corvids: The Birds Who Think Like Humans

2012-12-18 Thread Chris Pelkie
http://io9.com/5969515/corvids-the-birds-who-think-like-humans Kevin is cited, as are others... chris.pel...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Bobwhite 30 W Meadow Dr Ithaca

2012-09-20 Thread Chris Pelkie
Just had a loudly calling NORTHERN BOBWHITE in my yard foraging on the lawn under the bird feeders. New yard bird! Woo-hoo! I grabbed a couple calls from inside the house on my Sony recorder though contending with the dog going ballistic because it sounded like some guy whistling just outside

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sunday SSW Marsh wren, GCFly?

2012-09-18 Thread Chris Pelkie
no preeting or other vireo phrases or anything else to reaffirm one bird or the other. -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flock Names

2012-06-04 Thread Chris Pelkie
I agree with the author (name not at hand) who is promoting Caucus of Crows. That seems to give them the best of it: a group united to promote an agreed-upon cause (one definition), plus it's a horrid pun, so gets extra points from me on that alone. (:-) ChrisP Research Analyst Bioacoustics

[cayugabirds-l] Audubon app $1

2012-04-26 Thread Chris Pelkie
elaborate on that. ChrisP __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] A few firsts for me

2012-04-21 Thread Chris Pelkie
away (I was too far from the bank to get side shots without moving forward and alerting it). This was only the second time I've seen Red Fox on the property, though Martha saw this one a few days ago, and it's the first time I got pics of one. ChrisP __ Chris Pelkie

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re. George Rd....

2012-04-09 Thread Chris Pelkie
/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics

[cayugabirds-l] Wind Map

2012-03-29 Thread Chris Pelkie
http://hint.fm/wind/ New, nearly real time map of wind patterns over the USA mainland. Thought some would find it useful for predicting migration patterns/speeds. Plus it's just plain cool. ChrisP __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Adult Bald Eagle

2012-01-22 Thread Chris Pelkie
off Triphammer Rd. Shortly after, a couple TURKEY VULTUREs appeared (they are quite common here) which made a nice 'big bird soaring profile' contrast. ChrisP __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods

[cayugabirds-l] TV with half-white wing reappears

2012-01-01 Thread Chris Pelkie
) images, let me know. http://www.flickr.com/photos/73284351@N03/sets/72157628666045649/http://www.flickr.com/photos/73284351@N03/sets/72157628666045649/http://www.flickr.com/photos/73284351@N03/sets/72157628666045649/ __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research

[cayugabirds-l] Decimal degrees

2011-12-18 Thread Chris Pelkie
calculators to convert from DMS or DM.m: http://www.satsig.net/degrees-minutes-seconds-calculator.htm In my experience, most GPS devices can report out in more than one mode. Just explore the preferences or settings menu. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research

[cayugabirds-l] Good warbler day at SSW

2011-09-08 Thread Chris Pelkie
GOLDFINCH RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD along the path __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ??? Now:Olive-sided flycatcher in GBHer nest SSWt

2011-09-01 Thread Chris Pelkie
/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] fruity sapsuckers

2011-06-30 Thread Chris Pelkie
/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole M and F at 1230

2011-06-03 Thread Chris Pelkie
there as of 1230pm. Excellent looks and nice song! __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo

2011-05-25 Thread Chris Pelkie
)? __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] A few first of years at Sapsucker Woods this AM for me

2011-05-04 Thread Chris Pelkie
it) __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] TV watching

2011-04-26 Thread Chris Pelkie
YELLOW WARBLER by Fuller Wetlands. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Lunch walk: visual Northern Waterthrush

2011-04-25 Thread Chris Pelkie
. Another birder (coming from South Wilson) reported a single Hermit Thrush and Veery, Yellow Warbler and more Yellow-rumped but I didn't have time to take the 'long' road back. In which case I would not have got the Waterthrush! __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Herons at SSW (6 briefly)

2011-04-20 Thread Chris Pelkie
a couple days back for my first of year. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Birds on Saturday?

2011-04-04 Thread Chris Pelkie
in the heavy rain. It probably had just arrived recently and must have been hungry. Thanks, Rosanne __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] American Woodcock at SSW

2011-03-24 Thread Chris Pelkie
have the link but assume you can find it with Google. They do a funny little bouncy dance, which should be easy to spot if you are looking in the right direction. Add this to the interesting behavior of the courtship flight for this cool bird. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst

[cayugabirds-l] GBH at SSW

2011-03-15 Thread Chris Pelkie
Mary at the front desk reported it first and several of us went out to welcome back the first GBH to the big snag on SSW pond this AM. Maybe the same one Sara Jane reported flying over Honness Lane. My FOY yard NOMO arrived also this AM in full song. He's been a regular for the last several

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] abbreviations

2011-03-15 Thread Chris Pelkie
To: Donna Lee Scott ; Chris Pelkie ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:55 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] abbreviations umm - me too please! what are those abbreviations? -Original Message- From: Donna Scott d...@cornell.edu To: Chris Pelkie chris.pel...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird

2011-03-12 Thread Chris Pelkie
as the osprey flies from my yard). So not sure what attracted him; maybe all the other big bird activity... ChrisP __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Bird nest decorations

2011-01-21 Thread Chris Pelkie
Science article on how black kites decorate nests with white plastic to show dominance. __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Cooper's Hawk

2010-12-09 Thread Chris Pelkie
had only been open for about 10 min since dog and me exited to begin the walk, so this was an opportunistic hawk! _ Chris Pelkie - 607-254-1108 - chris.pel...@cornell.edu Research Analyst - Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Screech-owl

2010-08-26 Thread Chris Pelkie
' east of Triphammer Rd (i.e., my back woods). _ Chris Pelkie - 607-254-1108 - chris.pel...@cornell.edu Research Analyst - Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Herons at SSW

2010-04-30 Thread Chris Pelkie
trees. All had adult plumage; I haven't seen the juvenile today. So, if you want to see the birth of a rookery, come on up to Sapsucker Woods! _ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst -- 607-254-1108 -- chris.pel...@cornell.edu Bioacoustics Research

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker this AM

2010-04-19 Thread Chris Pelkie
I did a short walk from 730-8am on Wilson looping back toward Fuller. 10' from the gate, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER M in full breeding colors and singing heartily in a bush 8' away. Beautiful in the rising sun! 30' further down the trail, one of the MINKs ran by me along the edge of the pond. So

[cayugabirds-l] Thrasher at CLO

2010-04-16 Thread Chris Pelkie
Came upon a BROWN THRASHER singing near the feeding station on the north trail of the Sapsucker Woods pond this AM. He moved up from a mid-level branch til he was in the topmost of the highest tree. I listened for a few minutes, then really had to get to work. My first movement sent him flying

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Brown Creeper behavior information! (now crows...)

2010-04-12 Thread Chris Pelkie
/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- __ Chris Pelkie Research Analyst Bioacoustics Research Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road