[cayugabirds-l] C Loon

2020-09-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Common Loon heard and seen off Lansing Station Road in Cayuga Lake. Along with about 10 DC Cormorants, 20 ring-billed & 1 Herring gulls & a red tailed hawk. 3 Mallards. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds

2020-09-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I just told a friend to keep cleaning and refilling her hummingbird feeder until after the frost, since some resident & migrating hummingbirds might need it! Hummingbirds don’t know about Labor Day -which for some humans is supposed to mean everything summery ends! Donna Scott Lansing Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Raptors at Montezuma

2020-09-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While many were watching the Broad-winged Hawk migration extravaganza near the Tompkins SPCA, I was in the Montezuma complex yesterday afternoon. I saw 1 adult BALD EAGLE at the Mont. Aud. Ctr. & About 3:45 pm 3 more adults scaring ducks by the main pool on Wildlife Dr. Saw one then

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Trail SS Woods

2020-09-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Wanting to walk somewhere besides up and down my road, but needing to stay in an area with cell service, I went to Sapsucker Woods Wilson Trail this afternoon. I didn't expect to see much since it was mid-day. But as is usual with birding, one often finds the unexpected. On the north side of

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds-l bird on water

2020-09-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Red-necked Phalarope ? Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Sep 5, 2020, at 8:58 AM, Jennifer mailto:jensdre...@aol.com>> wrote: I am trying to identify this bird we saw bobbing on top of the lake yesterday. Any help appreciated! A sandpiper? Sent from my iPhone On Sep 4, 2020, at

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrels

2020-09-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While taking cat to vet through back roads of Lansing, on Holden Road between Brooks Hill Road and Storm road, I saw 4 kestrels on wires near the kestrel nest box on a pole that nyseg put up! Then I went east on Storm road & just past the woods on the left was a fifth kestrel on the utility

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper, Myers Point

2020-08-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Baird’s Sandpiper no longer at Myers spit area. But noisy weedeater is. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:11 AM, Jay McGowan mailto:jw...@cornell.edu>> wrote: A juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER found by Cornell students last night just before the storms hit continues on

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2020-08-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Chirping OSPREY with fish it was trying to eat on top of telephone pole in my yard, chased off by raucous BLUE JAYS! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Stunning B Oriole

2020-08-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
For a few days at my jelly feeders, I’ve seen a stunning male Baltimore oriole. It’s white wing bars are wider than usual, so lots of white on its back. Its orange color is almost reddish orange, it’s so intense. And it has a fairly sizable pointed orange “widows peak” on its forehead where

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder bird show

2020-08-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
5 Baltimore Orioles, young & parents, plus 4 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, young w/ perhaps a female parent, graced my seed & jelly feeders this morning! The little 1/2” striped wasps hog the jelly tho & the birds try to avoid them. A week ago these wasps attacked me & i had an ambulance ride &

[cayugabirds-l] Florida birds in NY

2020-08-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Hi Cayuga birders- Wow, in a day & a 1/2 we have 3 different sp. of birds around here in NY that I last saw in South Florida in early March 2020 - Imm. Little Blue Heron, Black Vulture (they were trying to eat the black rubber off all the cars in the parking lot at the Everglades!), &

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles, turkeys

2020-08-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
From: Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> Date: August 9, 2020 at 2:17:06 PM EDT To: Jill Vaughan mailto:jil...@gmail.com>> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles, turkeys This is the first year I’ve had so many Orioles. earlier I had at least a dozen or more BOs here +4 Orc

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles, turkeys

2020-08-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Seen all day at my jelly feeders, 2 “1st fall” male Baltimore Orioles , along with both parents, occasionally. Catbirds have been here all along eating grape jelly. And on Algerine Rd. Lansing, ~200 block - 5 Wild Turkeys; 1 probably mother of other 4. Based on the behavior of the 4, I decided

[cayugabirds-l] Sedge wren recordings

2020-07-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I too, thank Jay for his recording of the Sedge Wren song and for the good photos. They were great to review before looking for the wren. I was able to use my iPhone to record songs and calls of the 2 wrens yesterday ~5:30 - 6:30 pm. Some are fairly good and clear, since the birds were quite

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sedge Wren, Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca

2020-07-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Thanks to Jay’s suggestion to walk on the north side of the weedy/ tall grass field to its western edge by the mowed field, I was able to see one Sedge Wren a few times, perched on tall stems, while another sang & called not 3 feet from me, hidden in the grass. Early evening yesterday. More

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush

2020-07-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Singing close to the road in my woods ~8:15 AM. I walked over to see if I could see him & the lovely singing stopped. It has been close to road several times lately. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Baby learns to eat

2020-07-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Baby Baltimore oriole came here with its parent and was eating out of the jelly dish along side the parent! Still giving its begging calls tho. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] RIP Chuck Hetzel

2020-07-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Some in this birding community may have known Charles (Chuck) Hetzel from Philadelphia who was an expert Birder & champion for good bird habitats Chuck, age 90, died early this morning near Media, Pennsylvania where he was in assisted care near his daughter’s home. In the 1990s Chuck, his

[cayugabirds-l] Baby B oriole

2020-06-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I just had my first confirmed sighting of a fledged Baltimore oriole in my yard. it perched on a branch right outside my screen porch and gave quite a long begging call to its parent, who came and fed it. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Fledglings

2020-06-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My yard is once again full of Baltimore orioles and I am hearing what the bird apps say is a fledgling Baltimore oriole 2-note, slightly raspy call ! Saw the plain, orange-tinged bird a few times. Also have fledges/ immatures of Blue jay, downy woodpecker, cat bird and red bellied woodpecker.

[cayugabirds-l] Morning birds/bear

2020-06-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Scarlet tanager singing unseen in a tree. Rose breasted grosbeak, lots of B Orioles, (3 nests that I know of) here. for the first time I remember, a juvenile gray-headed Red bellied woodpecker coming with parent to suet. Young one has learn to eat on the suet cage by itself. Cat birds &

[cayugabirds-l] Summerland Farm Preserve today

2020-06-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
After reading Mark Chao's report of his weekend visit to the Summerland Farm preserve, I finished chores and vol. work, packed a lunch and went there for the afternoon. The small yellow Finger Lakes Trail signs on Blackmun Hill Rd. are easy to miss, but I found them thanks to the good

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Baltimore Oriole question

2020-06-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have several B. Orioles still eating my grape jelly (along with catbirds, chipmunks, gray squirrels, and raccoons and maybe flying squirrels at night). I know of at least 2 BO nests right in my woodsy, bushy yard and at least one nest in a nearby oak tree in a neighbor's yard. I gave up on

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

2020-06-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
How about putting a small weighted down tarp under the basket to catch any droppings later? Technically it is illegal to move or interfere with a native bird’s nest. Even after the eggs hatch - for a while - there isn’t too much mess because the parent birds carry away the fecal sacks from

[cayugabirds-l] Sweazey warblers

2020-06-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Hooded warbler is back in Sweazey rd. woods below Cornell orchard, singing loudly close by, but not showing himself! That was up to the male Redstart who foraged in grape vines near road & of course the curious catbird. The usual yellow warblers below the orchard were silent there at midday,

[cayugabirds-l] Oops

2020-06-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sorry. It probably was Indigo bunting w brown feathers on it. Donna Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Blue grosbeak

2020-06-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Salmon Creek Road. North of Finger Lakes Land Trust Preserve and black Purdy mailbox. Seen 3x, heard singing. In woodsy clearing east side road w “posted” sign at back. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Bird luck continues

2020-06-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Silent Black-billed Cuckoo just seen by group of mailboxes # 383 -417 Lansing Station rd. ! Good looks at red around eye & under tail spots. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Blue Grosbeak

2020-06-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Male. In my back yard by feeders 20 min. Ago. . It got scared off by Orioles and blackbirds, but I will keep an eye out for it. I think I heard its song earlier. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Great crested flycatcher

2020-06-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Is back in my yard & woods, calling loudly! Yesterday he explored the backyard at low levels where I could see him quite easily. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2020-05-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Mature, just seen in my back yard! So elegant. While an occasional one may have been here in the past, I have never been here to see it, so this is a pretty cool yard bird. Now I have seen all the local woodpeckers in my backyard! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] 2 great bird trips

2020-05-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Saturday I went looking for Cerulean Warblers at Howland's Island after hearing about Sandra's success the day before. I entered via the "iron bridge" off NY Rt. 38. I took the Cayuga Basin Guide's recommended 3 mile walk where you end up on Wood Duck Way (Sandra was correct: there is no

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds-l]Oriole/mockingbird Conflict Suggestions

2020-05-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Have you tried multiple feeding stations? Far apart. Actually my Baltimore orioles probably chased away the Orchard orioles that were here a while ago! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On May 21, 2020, at 11:48 AM, Rustici, Marc mailto:mrust...@arnothealth.org>> wrote: Hello, Can

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds-l]oriole catbird food

2020-05-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
“My” catbirds regularly eat grape jelly , suet & occasionally orange. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On May 21, 2020, at 11:04 AM, Magnus Fiskesjo mailto:magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu>> wrote: ps. Today saw for the first time, other than orioles, a Gray catbird also nibbling on an

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Howland Island question

2020-05-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I sent this info to Sandra Babcock earlier Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> Date: May 20, 2020 at 6:24:19 PM EDT To: Sandra Lynn Babcock mailto:slb...@cornell.edu>> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ho

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma complex

2020-05-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday I had delightful looks at the prothonotary warbler near & going into the nest box on the west side of Armitage Road (across canal). Lots of other birds there too, including a veery. Later at Mays Point I saw 2-3 black terns & 2 pretty yellow-throated vireos, among other birds. Later

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummer/others

2020-05-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
1 or more of my many orioles yanked off 2 of the 4 bee guards from my H-bird feeder so they could drink more easily! Even broke one bee guard! Still no H-bird here. I saw 2 different Indigo Buntings today & just saw my FOY American Redstart. Also 2 female Rose breasted Grosbeaks with one male &

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager

2020-05-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My neighbor just to south reported a male Indigo Bunting was eating seed at her deck rail 8 AM this morning. My other neighbor just to the north went out in her driveway this morning and saw a Scarlet Tanager in her lilac bush! Unfortunately, I saw neither of these birds, but on my walk around

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mourning Doves

2020-05-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
“My” orioles like my h-bird nectar feeder too (as well as all the oranges and dishes of grape jelly)! One of them even flicked off one of the bee guards to make the sugar water easier to drink. One also discovered he can put 1 foot on a little tiny hummingbird perch for better balance! Donna

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles!

2020-05-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
With ~8 Baltimore Os & ~2 Orchard Os, there’s a lot of vying for the 4 jelly & orange stations here! [cid:95247CF2-5446-498F-A54A-6F5A8D9E] Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Os galore

2020-05-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
5 adult male B Orioles together here, with a female & immature male a while ago, eating orange, grp jelly & suet, w/ occasional attempt to drink hummingbird sugar water. H-bird feeder not a good perch for B Os. Plus an Osprey perched in tree on lake cliff till hale storm chased it away.

[cayugabirds-l] Wild turkey

2020-05-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Inside the fence at the airport by Snyder Road, just past Cornell equine bldgs. So far it is staying somewhat near the fence and away from the runway. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] A different orchard oriole

2020-05-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A “first summer male” yellow w/ black throat, eating jelly at feeder near my kitchen window! Meanwhile, 1 of adult males is back at 2nd jelly feeder in back yard, taking turns w Baltimore oriole male. What a treat! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard orioles

2020-05-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Not one, but two male orchard orioles just came to my jelly and orange feeder in back yard! First ever I have seen Orchard orioles here, not to mention they are my first of year for these birds. This was just after a female and a male Baltimore oriole ate the grape jelly and orange. Besides

[cayugabirds-l] Dawn birds

2020-05-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY baltimore orioles & catbird singing! Oriole sitting in sun atop a tall tree. What a gorgeous spring sight! Brown thrasher singing across road. Kingfisher chattering by. Lake getting to minor flood stage. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] First ever yard Field Sparrow

2020-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While I’ve seen field sparrows on Lansing Station Road in nearby woods edges & fields, I too have never had one in the yard that I was able to see. I have seen 1 field sparrow in various parts of my yard several times in the last 3 weeks. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On May 1,

[cayugabirds-l] 8 white throated sparrows

2020-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Skootching around under 1 large bush in my yard this evening! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] FOY yard birds!

2020-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Several singing eastern towhees and a gorgeous male Rose breasted grosbeak among others in my yard today! I’ve put out hummingbird nectar & a hanging tray of grape jelly with an orange in case the cat birds, Orioles and hummingbirds come by. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Of Unleashed Dogs and Waterthrushes

2020-04-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Rude, nasty, or clueless people and their off-leash dogs are an increasingly big problem everywhere. It is our main public problem at Salt Point. Lansing has clearly posted “dogs must be on leash” law. A Lansing resident and former judge who is a Commissioner at NY state parks has also said

[cayugabirds-l] On the home front

2020-04-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A Louisiana Waterthrush perched briefly in my river birch while I looked out the window! Couldn’t find it by my little stream when I then looked there a few minutes later. Regular visiting Field Sparrow eating seeds under front yard bush... Along with 4 White Throated Sparrows & other usuals. 1

[cayugabirds-l] Pair of Kestrels

2020-04-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On Holden Rd, N. Lansing, btw. Storm & Brooks Hill Rds., along with a male Bluebird, about 4 pm! I saw the female Kestrel yesterday about the same time of day on nearby Brooks Hill Rd. Right now the fields are overgrown grasses or planted in some kind of short grass crop, not corn, - good for

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrels

2020-04-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Just now on Ed Hill Rd Freeville, south on Hile School Rd, male on utility wire w/ lg. mouse or vole in talons! Yesterday male Kestrel on Scofield Rd near Buck/pleasant Valley rds. X (Lansing) And another on Asbury Rd. (W. dryden), not sure of gender. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated pair

2020-04-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Usually I see just the male pileated woodpecker eating suet at my back deck feeders, but today at the same time I had a pair of them (m & f)! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Wood ducks, kestrel

2020-04-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Pair of elegant Wood ducks, along with a few Green winged Teal, pr. Gadwall, & pr. Mallard well back in swamp on Armitage Rd. across bridge coming from rt 89. Then a Kestrel just past farm on corner of Armitage & Rt. 89. IT flew off wire into sun, so no gender ID. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel

2020-04-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Female on Ithaca airport fence by Snyder Rd, near Equine Research bldgs. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Loons, et al.

2020-04-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
5 Common Loons off Lansing Station Road between #s 400 and 700. Also a pair of red breasted mergansers and Buffleheads hanging out together. Neighbor at ~#600 had pair of mature Bald Eagles perched in one of her huge oak trees near lake cliff earlier today. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrels, meadowlarks

2020-04-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
This afternoon I saw three kestrels at three different places! -Lake rd south of king ferry winery (male). -Dixon Rd SE of Aurora (male) -Rt 34b by Fessenden farm, King Ferry. Light wrong to see sex. saw a singing Meadowlark south of King ferry winery near red barn & near kestrel there. And I

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel

2020-04-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
mcgu...@clarityconnect.com>> wrote: Thanks - and let me know! On Mar 31, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: I don’t think they Were vocalizing, although as usual, they fly to a distant place if you try to get anywhere near them. I did not notice beak

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel

2020-03-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Male Amer. Kestrel on Wilson Rd near Conlon rd , Lansing. Cool! Kestrels 2 days in a row. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrels

2020-03-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Pair of American Kestrels south of King Ferry Winery/Center rd/ corner of Lake Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] C Loons

2020-03-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
3 Common Loons calling & diving off shore by 5-600 block Lansing Station Rd. First I have seen in a while. Donna Scott Lansing/Cayuga Lake Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Horned grebe

2020-03-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Lone horned grebe offshore near 357 Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing/ Cayuga Lake Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe

2020-03-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
East Shore Park is By Cornell U sailing club marina, south east side of very south end of Cayuga lake. Across from the Cornell Cooling Water plant. Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY 14882 607-533-7228, 607-379-1694 d...@cornell.edu From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] My first kestrel of the season

2020-03-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I saw a kestral on Black Rd near NY Rt. 34 south of Fleming yesterday. I think it was female, but of course as I tried to get anywhere near it to be sure of gender, it zoomed off into the field! (I was in car, it was on overhead wire.) Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Mar 22, 2020,

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey!

2020-03-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Osprey spotted on utility pole above Salt Point, Cayuga Lake, Lansing! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] grass mowing at airport

2020-03-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
ornell.edu ____ From: Donna Lee Scott Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:51 PM To: Magnus Fiskesjo; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning What is their phone number? I go to the airport a lot and have never been accosted in this way. But then, we old wh

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
What is their phone number? I go to the airport a lot and have never been accosted in this way. But then, we old white-haired (& white) women can get away with more than the rest of you! When I was over at Lick Street, Moravia/Locke on Sunday, stopped by the road counting my 115 Robins, a NY

[cayugabirds-l] Robins!

2020-03-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Starting at 1080 Lick St. In Town of Locke & driving north to end at Fillmore Rd. , I counted 113 American Robins in various fields. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark @ airport

2020-03-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY for me, E. Meadowlark singing on Ithaca airport fence along Snyder rd near Equine research south-most bldg. sang 2 different songs! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2020-03-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I just returned from a good, birdy two weeks in Florida, & I couldn’t resist driving north to see all the Snow geese and I was not disappointed! large, long “island” of them nearer eastern shore Cayuga lake between Union Springs and Cayuga. 1000s on water with 1000s flying in & landing on

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2020-02-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
About 140 flying from south to north over Lansing Station Rd 20 min. ago. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] 1000s of crows

2020-01-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Just seen on Spring Street near intersection w/ Waldron Road east of Union Springs. 1000s of crows flying together in a long band from SW towards NE, maybe going to Auburn? Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Birdy day

2020-01-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Among lots of other nice birds this sunny PM, I saw the Oregon dark-eyed junco (!) at Fritzie Blizzard’s in Union Springs and over 80 red-breasted mergansers on Cayuga Lake on the way there. Also 2 mature bald eagles flying away from the big eagle nest south side of Aurora. Donna Scott

[cayugabirds-l] Horned larks

2020-01-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
16 along with 1 beautiful Snow Bunting, on Center rd btw Rt 34-B & Mahaney rd in S Cayuga Cnty. First of year for me for both species! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] snow buntings across lake (E side)

2020-01-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I had about 225 snow buntings on Atwater Road between Mahaney & Route 34B around 1:30 pm, but they flew away before I could scope them to look for other species. I & another birder in sep. car re-found a few of them in this general area, & as far west as Center rd near King Ferry winery. They

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle & geese

2020-01-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
As I was in back yard filling the birdfeeders ~9:30 am, suddenly about 200 Canada geese, honking wildly, flew from a few 100 feet of shore length, low out over the water, and landed in the middle of Cayuga lake. An Amer. Crow was calling wildly too. Soon I saw the reason: a mature Bald Eagle

[cayugabirds-l] OR Junco/Short-eared Owl

2020-01-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I struck out (& froze) waiting around to see Oregon Junco at Fritzie Blizzard’s in U. Spring (at least no blizzard- except i did have a nice chat w/ Fritzie) But got 2 brief sightings of a Short-eared Owl flying around below Long Point Winery at 5:45 just as it was getting too dark to see!

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Creeper

2020-01-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
...Here in mini blizzard yesterday, along with 21 Blue Jays, 29 mo dos, 13 dark eyed juncos, 3 white throated sparrows & the other usual feeder suspects. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Varied thrush

2020-01-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Still behind blue house, Honeypot Rd , Candor. Just off 96B. Owner said it mostly stays in thick old crabapple tree right behind house, which is where I found it. I saw it there & also feeding on ground near little “outhouse”. As Gary K. said, approach from corn stubble field. Owner may see you

[cayugabirds-l] White capped goldfinch

2020-01-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
...Is back at my backyard feeders. Upon looking at goldfinch pictures in 3 of my field guides and comparing this bird to its three more yellowy fellows here, I see that the white markings on its wings, back and tail are normal. Just a little larger & whiter seeming perhaps. Donna Scott

[cayugabirds-l] A Goldfinch w white patches

2020-01-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
This afternoon on the railing of my back deck, I briefly saw and was able to photograph with iPhone thru window this American Goldfinch with a white patch on its head and a lot of white markings on its folded wings and a white line down its tail feathers. In the right-hand lousy photo (cropped

[cayugabirds-l] Goldeneyes

2020-01-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
37 Common Goldeneyes in the sun near Cayuga Lake shore off Lansing Station Rd earlier this morning! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] hurt hawk

2019-12-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
times. donna Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY 14882 607-533-7228, 607-379-1694 d...@cornell.edu<mailto:d...@cornell.edu> From: Wes Blauvelt [mailto:ravenbarnconsult...@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, December 20, 2019 4:41 PM To: Donna Lee Scott Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L ; Magnus Fi

[cayugabirds-l] hurt hawk

2019-12-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Please call the Janet Swanson Wildlife Clinic of the Cornell Vet School 607 253 3060 To help the hawk. I don't know if they come get injured birds. If you think you can catch it yourself, put on strong leather gloves, bring a medium-sized blanket and a closeable big cardboard box. Throw the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pileated Wdpkr returns

2019-12-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
“My” male Pileated Woodpecker has been here lately, loudly announcing his approach as he flies in from woods across road to the large suet cake hanging on back porch! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Dec 13, 2019, at 6:11 PM, Nari Mistry mailto:n...@cornell.edu>> wrote: This

[cayugabirds-l] Snow day birds

2019-12-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Red-winged Blackbird female feeding on ground under snow-draped bushes with Juncos, Cardinals, Blue Jays, White-Throated Sparrows, Chickadees & Tufted Titmouse. More Blue Jays out back with A. Goldfinch, Mourning Doves, Carolina Wren & White-breasted Nuthatches, along with Downy & Hairy

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2019-11-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
~350 SNOW GEESE flew over Cedarview golf course Road at Lansing-Genoa town line. From east to cayuga lake a few minutes ago. Then a flock of Canada geese flew over a minutes later towards the lake Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Waxwings

2019-11-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
~80 CEDAR WAXWINGS w/~20 AMER ROBINS feeding on blue cedar berries in cedar trees at 311 Lansing Station Road. Yesterday I saw several flocks of Cedar waxwings and Robins at road above Milliken station point and at nut Ridge Road in North Lansing. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] Cartoon on big bird loss

2019-11-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Unless you knew about the news headlines for the 29% decrease in birds since 1970, you would probably not “get” the point of the “between friends” cartoon on the comics page of today’s Ithaca journal. Woman office worker berating a fellow office worker because he’s eating an egg salad sandwich

[cayugabirds-l] C. Loons

2019-11-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
About 22 COMMON LOONS offshore here, Lans. Station rd. W/ about 23 gulls ( ring billed & herring) trying to get some fish. Donna Scott Lansing/Cayuga Lake Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes

2019-10-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Knox Marcellus: ~1PM- 1 S. Crane Now 5:17 - 66 S. Cranes. At Van Dyne Spoor Rd. Over 70 Pied-billed Grebes. 22 Yellow Legs probably greater Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] C Loons

2019-10-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Several Common Loons well across Cayuga Lake from E. Side /Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] more on cleaning bird feeders

2019-10-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Regarding cleaning and sanitizing bird feeders: Before retirement from Dept of Food Science/Cornell Cooperative Extension at Cornell, I was a food safety specialist/educator for the CCE system statewide. When cleaning any food prep or food service equipment and dining ware we and the NYS Health

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seasonal changes in goldfinch feeding

2019-09-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I seem to see same as Tom V. with Goldfinches here. Niger feeder & scattered niger are full while sunflower seeds feeders empty out quickly. And of course they are finding a lot of other seeds in the bushes and Meadows this time of year. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Sep 30,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] How to help birds

2019-09-26 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Compost all you can; I save out most used paper towels and tissues and mix with my big compost pile leaves, grass, veg garbage etc. Having a few small woodsy plots here, I also make "wildlife hut" piles with most my downed branches and tree/bush trimmings, rather than send it to the dump. Town

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated woodpecket

2019-09-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
...Male, has been coming to my hanging deck suet cakes every day for about 2 weeks now. He always loudly announces his approach! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Grackles galore

2019-08-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
For 2 days I have had a flock of about 80 Common Grackles foraging under feeders & elsewhere in my yard! At first I thought they were Starlings until I looked more carefully & saw their longer tails & different coloring. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Snow goose

2019-08-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At VanDyne Spoor Rd late yesterday afternoon near end of road. Flew OK about 300’ from walking in road, out to marsh, as I approached it. Has it been there since last spring or is it early coming south? I have not been at VDS Rd. In ages, so don’t know what’s been there. Pic:

[cayugabirds-l] Cool morning feeder birds

2019-08-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sitting on my ‘treehouse’ back deck this lovely cool morning, I was treated to 3 Baltimore Orioles, a Catbird & 3 sp. of woodpeckers eating suet and grape jelly, along with BC Chickadee, RT Hummingbird, multiple Blue Jays & M. Doves, & a Junco at other feeders. A chattering Carolina wren here

[cayugabirds-l] Mergs on float

2019-07-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have been seeing here by the east shore a family of 8 Common Mergansers, I presume the mother and 7 young, although they are all the same size. One day one of them caught quite a large fish and then swallowed it quickly when its sibs zoomed over to steal it! I was surprised it was able to get

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