Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals still nesting.

2022-08-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Bluebirds are nesting again in a nest box across the loop road from my cottage here at Kendal. They nested there earlier this summer. I saw the male take away a fecal sac 2-3 days ago & my neighbor, Nelly Farnham, & I see the parents bringing insects to the box. I saw the female with a big bug

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird feeders & unwanted guests

2022-07-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Here at Kendal I have set up a bird bath and it is used by many birds and also sometimes the squirrels. And perhaps nocturnal visitors. I empty and clean it every other day because it wants to keep turning into a slugey pond. I temporarily have all my feeders hanging in trees due to not getting

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow billed cuckoo

2022-05-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I’ve had one or two cuckoos around my place too! I’ve certainly got enough of the black spongy moth worms for them to eat. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On May 25, 2022, at 10:35 AM, Poppy Singer wrote: I haven’t yet seen it, but I’ve been hearing a yellow billed cuckoo around my

[cayugabirds-l] Great crested flycatcher

2022-05-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Finally, I am getting to see my vocal great crested flycatcher in my yard! He nicely landed on the very top of a spruce branch where I could see his pretty colors quite well and listen to his ‘reap’ song followed by a quiet little ‘burple’ sound. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird carcasses for the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates

2022-05-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FYI. 5/20/22 lab of O receptionist just told me they will not accept any bird carcasses due to Avian Flu. I just tried to give him an oriole that most likely was struck by a car in my road. But since i did not witness actual strike, he could not accept the dead bird. I found it in middle

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks

2022-05-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
What town is this, please? Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] T Vulture

2022-05-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
This morning I was with my grounds worker & we were going into the boathouse on the beach to clear out leaves & piles of sticks brought by flood last fall. As I open the door, there was a loud commotion & then I saw a smallish Turkey Vulture flying inside at the lake end of boathouse! It landed

[cayugabirds-l] YT VIREO

2022-05-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Among other birds, I just enjoyed seeing & hearing (along with Merlin) a Yellow-throated Vireo on Salmon Creek Rd, north of FLLT Preserve, where there is a green grassy field on east/right side of road. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Redstart

2022-05-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My FOY Amer. Redstart on Lansing Station Rd. ! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Wood thrush

2022-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Just heard FOY in my woods across road! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole!

2022-04-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Just saw my FOY Baltimore Oriole at orange/jelly feeder in back yard. Sarah Blodgett had one in her yard down the road a couple days ago, so I immediately put out the fruit. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Vultures at home

2022-04-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
6 Turkey Vultures were waddling around my back yard when something spooked them. Now they are perched in trees over yard. This seems to be an occasional phenom. here on Lansing Station Rd, as neighbors report the same sightings now & then. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Avian flu

2022-04-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My brother from Florida who is a beginning birder and who feeds birds asked me this same question, so I went to the USDA/APHIS website to see if there is any advice there. (I have not seen any advice from the Lab of O). USDA APHIS | 2022 Detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild

[cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte’s Gull

2022-04-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
One seen, circling in water at spit at Myers Park, Lansing. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] An o-K bird day!

2022-04-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Altho I have heard Loons calling on Cayuga Lake for a couple weeks, today I finally got by the shore & saw one! Also, a nice flock of Cedar Waxwings were eating Multiflora Rose Hips right by Lansing Station Road. On a drive around N. Lansing & Genoa/king Ferry area, it was an o-K day -I saw a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] new yard bird - peacock in yard

2022-03-26 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Wow! 40 years ago, we lost a white peacock - it wandered away from our ‘farmette’ on W. Niemi Rd., W. Dryden. It took all this time for Blanche to get to your house! :-) Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Mar 26, 2022, at 5:45 PM, Robyn Bailey wrote:  Much to my surprise, a new

[cayugabirds-l] C Loon

2022-03-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
About 7:30 this morning I heard the call of a C Loon on Cayuga Lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2022-03-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
~500 on water, west side Cayuga lake, opposite Lansing Station Rd , Lansing. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds

2022-03-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
It’s like Hitchcock‘s “the birds” movie over here this morning! 100s of Redwinged-BBs & C. Grackles, with a few Brown-headed Cowbirds, vying for bird seed. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Whoops -693 Lans Stat Rd

2022-03-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
House where Audubon’d YR Warbler seen earlier = 693 , not 699 Lansing Station Rd. Sorry. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Audubon’s Yellow Rumped Warbler

2022-03-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
…has been in yard at Sarah Blodgette’s at 699 Lansing Station Rd off NY Rt 34-B in Lansing, by the lake. She said You are welcome to come look for it. It had been in her back yard for awhile. Just remember, you can’t count the chickens “as birds!” Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Geese

2022-03-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Besides seeing a large raft of Snow Geese on the water on the West side of the lake, opposite LeVanna (ny rt. 90) this morning, I also saw a nice group of just white ones in several vees fly right over me in Poplar Ridge on Rt. 34-B, later in the morning! Gorgeous in the sun. Donna L. Scott

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2022-03-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
1000s on west side Cayuga Lake opposite LeVanna (NY Rt. 90) Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Audubon’s Yellow-Rumped Warbler

2022-03-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Seen part way up driveway at 644 Lansing Station Rd., Lansing New York. Foraging in Cedar tree with Titmouse & BC Chickadee. Bright yellow : throat, cap on head, sides & rump. Adult male breeding plumage. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] red-bellied woodpecker

2022-03-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have had a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers all winter here by lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Mar 1, 2022, at 2:33 PM, Deb Grantham wrote:  One red-bellied woodpecker seen three times within an hour on Monday afternoon. Lit on silver maple. Sheffield Road, just north of

[cayugabirds-l] Eagle & geese

2022-03-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A mature Bald Eagle just launched itself from one of my lake-cliff trees & flushed about 55 C. Geese which were resting on the water below! The geese flew out to middle of lake & eagle flew south. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Horned larks/ gray ghost

2022-02-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Flocks of Horned Larks east of King Ferry Winery, Center rd. Gray Ghost harrier downhill from Long Pt Winery, off NY Rt 90. C Geese everywhere. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds!

2022-02-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have a huge flock of red wing blackbirds with several grackles mixed in eating under and on all my feeders! I estimate about 250 Red Wings & at least 10 grackles. They keep spooking and flying up to the trees and then back down, so hard to count. I have thrown out quarts of cracked corn and

[cayugabirds-l] Robins

2022-02-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
About 200 Robins eating cedar berries in my trees & flying around! 5 Mallards eating corn & bird seed in backyard. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Larks, et al

2022-02-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On and around Saxton Road off Indian Field Road north west of Genoa, I enjoyed seeing at least 65 Horned Larks & 7 Snow Buntings foraging on & in roads by big Sunnyside Dairy. Probably after road salt & droppings from large farm trucks that went by. Then saw roughly 300 European Starlings

[cayugabirds-l] 2 ducks, 3 crows

2022-02-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
It was fun to see 2 Mallards (pair) fly up from lake to join the 3 regular Crows foraging on cracked corn & sunflower seeds I had scattered on ground near backyard bird feeders this morning! Many years ago, one winter, I had almost 100 ducks in backyard for several days, including an almost

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Surprise!

2022-01-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Recently (fall?) I had 2 T Vultures sitting awkwardly on the top bars of my backyard feeders! Many years I see wave after wave of them flying from north to south over my house by lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jan 23, 2022, at 10:29 AM, Deb Grantham wrote: I also have them

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens

2022-01-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Also yesterday PM, a pair of croaking Ravens treated me to a fun flight display over the front yard. & this morning ‘my’ usual 3 A. Crows are joining the many Blue Jays eating bird food & other goodies in back yard. Nice to have these Corvids! I hope they hang around for Great Backyard Bird

[cayugabirds-l] Redheads

2022-01-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Nice raft of ~900 Redheads w/ some Scaup sp. (with C. Geese & mallards) swimming & diving at my shore 535 Lansing Station Rd. late yesterday afternoon. Seen from lakeside deck. Unable to go closer at that time to get more details. Tundra Swans reported offshore by 693 Lansing Station Rd. as

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Larks

2022-01-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Saw 50 Horned Larks foraging in grass beside pavement at ~48 Emmons Rd Lansing, east of Rt 34-B. FOY for me! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] American Robins

2022-01-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Wow! I thought I had a good number of Robins here on east shore of Cay. L. in my berry-packed cedar trees, at 15 birds! 5,273 Robins is incredible! Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY 14882 d...@cornell.edu From:

[cayugabirds-l] Redheads

2022-01-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Moderate-sized flock of Redheads diving & swimming back & forth by my beach. More flying in! Probably a few Scaup sp too. (I am watching from house above lake). Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Raven

2022-01-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A Raven sat croaking in a backyard tree, overlooking several Mourning Doves feeding on ground bird food a few minutes ago! What fun! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] It’s Lake road…

2022-01-16 Thread Donna Lee Scott
…Not Long Point Rd. Rafts of Aythyas N of Long Pt State Park. On Cayuga Lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Aythyas

2022-01-16 Thread Donna Lee Scott
1000s of Aythyas in several rafts off Long Point Road, Aurora, north of state park. Mostly Redheads with some Scaup sp, Ringnecks, & Golden Eyes, along with Mallards. So far can’t see Canvasback. I don’t have scope with me. Drat. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club - January meeting 1/10/21 7:30 pm TONIGHT!

2022-01-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Link to register not working… Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jan 10, 2022, at 12:44 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote:  It's time for one of the Cayuga Bird Club's favorite meetings - Monday, January 10th @ 7:30, TONIGHT! SHARE YOUR PHOTOS NIGHT ! Club members will share a maximum

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Suet question

2022-01-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Instead of going to trouble of making cylinders of suet, I just spread the fat mix into my feeding log holes with a little spatula. It stays in the holes better than some commercially-made suet cylinders. This used to work well with “Bark Butter” from Wild Birds Unlimited. Donna Scott Lansing

[cayugabirds-l] Big flock

2022-01-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Many of us have been concerned about what seems to be low bird numbers in past weeks. But yesterday & today I have ~ 48 Mourning Doves eating bird food in my back yard! Also 2 regular Carolina Wrens, along with other usual suspects at feeding areas. & I picked up a third Crow out back. Donna

[cayugabirds-l] Backyard raptor

2022-01-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A Cooper’s Hawk zoomed onto a branch opposite my kitchen window just now, quickly scattering several Mourning Doves, 2 WB Nuthatches, & some DE Juncos. I think they all saw the hawk in the sky before it landed, since they were already dashing away as it hit the branch! Donna Scott Lansing Sent

Re: [cayugabirds-l] waterfowl hunting season and the Ithaca CBC

2021-12-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 days ago we had a sizable flock of Goldeneyes off Bill George rd. N Lansing. I hope they moved south of Myers! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Dec 31, 2021, at 7:55 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:  Not much chatter this year about our Christmas Bird Count tomorrow. As I read the

[cayugabirds-l] Sharpie

2021-12-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
When I was on my front porch yesterday, there was quite a squawking going on with all the house sparrows and other usual feeder birds. Then I saw a small hawk zoom by and land in the barberry bush right across from me and then take off again after some birds! A Sharp-shinned Hawk flew back &

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A great read for birders to consider by Bryan Pfeiffer

2021-12-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I like this idea, Bob. Re SPCA, they do more than any other group to neuter/spay feral cats, & also cats of low-income people, with their free feral program & their low-cost program for pets of those with limited means. I sometimes trap ferals here & take them to SPCA. All animals adopted from

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PROTECT PRISTINE CAYUGA LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTY

2021-12-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yes, the DEC asked that FLLT act as its intermediary in the transaction. This is a usual occurrence. Fllt buys the land, then later when state funds are available, FLLT gets reimbursed ( that $ then goes to other land preservation). The state did NOT buy the land during all these announcements.

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes

2021-12-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
a couple hundred at Knox Marcellus Marsh. Many swans & CA Geese. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2021-12-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
In corn field West of NY Rte 34-B, opp. Genoa-Venice townline rd. about a mile north of King Ferry. N=~1000. All Just took flight, probably towards Rt 90 & lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] OOB: $2 Million Gift to Archbold/FL Scrub Jays

2021-12-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
From: Archbold Date: December 3, 2021 at 8:30:31 AM EST To: Donna Lee Scott Subject: $2 Million Gift to Archbold Reply-To: philanthr...@archbold-station.org  [http://emailimages.nxt.blackbaud.com/emailimages/images/50024/1912559/88c26948-1b16-4527-bf24-f5e857635f73.png] Above: John W. Fitzpat

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Major loon flight

2021-11-16 Thread Donna Lee Scott
There is a howling north wind on the lake that must have helped them along! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Nov 16, 2021, at 7:42 AM, Jay McGowan wrote:  I'm down near Danby and seeing a really amazing flight of Common Loons heading south over the valley. 400+ so far in waves of

[cayugabirds-l] Tranquil Tuesday

2021-11-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sometimes on nice fall days out here in NW Lansing it is blessedly QUIET! Today has been like that - first by the lake and then along ‘my’ stream in the woods. No cars, no planes, no noisy boats. Not even much wind. Just calm, flat lake water, with a very occasional Loon bark to the west. By

[cayugabirds-l] Loons

2021-11-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Several Common Loons now on Cayuga Lake off Lansing Station Rd. Calling what I call their squeaky “dog bark” calls. 2 in non-breeding plumage (juveniles?) right off my very flooded beach. Looking under the water & diving. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] parks by Dave N/& P Paradine

2021-10-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Just an addition to Dave Nutter’s wonderful, complete description of the parks west of Cayuga Inlet in Ithaca: Re NYSEG’s work to provide safe, roomy, wooden nest platforms for Ospreys all over this region, we have their Forester, Paul Paradine, to thank. Paul is quite knowledgeable about

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots of TVs

2021-10-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have lately seen T. Vultures in the 50s flying mostly south here on Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Oct 13, 2021, at 10:09 AM, Laura Stenzler wrote: Hi all An amusing scenario right now - about 150 Turkey vultures perched on fence posts and solar panels

[cayugabirds-l] More info/Salt Point hunting

2021-09-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Salt Point hunting info. Below. Donna Scott Director, Friends of Salt Point Inc. Lansing On Sep 30, 2021, at 2:09 PM, Pat Tyrrell wrote: Waterfowl https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/2.html Deer https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html#deer Patrick

[cayugabirds-l] More info/Salt Point hunting

2021-09-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Salt Point hunting info. Below. Donna Scott Director, Friends of Salt Point Inc. Lansing On Sep 30, 2021, at 2:09 PM, Pat Tyrrell wrote: Waterfowl https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/2.html Deer https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html#deer Patrick

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point hunting

2021-09-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
As you may or may not know, Lansing’s Salt Point is a ‘wildlife management area’ owned by the New York State DEC. (Managed by friends of Salt Point for town of Lansing for most things-but not hunting; we have “an agreement/lease” with DEC). > > Lately, the NYS DEC has been setting up more

[cayugabirds-l] H bird

2021-09-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A female hummingbird has been frequenting my feeder this morning! I’ve seen it for the last few days. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] C Wrens/charming myth

2021-09-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While raising my coffee cup in a toast to our great Bell Station news, 3 LOUD Carolina Wrens repeatedly serenaded me outside the porch screen just now! 2 singing various songs & 1 buzzing excitedly! > > > A friend who serves as an election inspector during voting told me this true > story

[cayugabirds-l] J Swanson Wildlife

2021-09-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Cornell Vet School wildlife clinic. IF you can safely catch GBH (safe for you & the bird)- i suggest it wrap carefully in light blanket to keep wings folded. Cover/wrap face & eyes with lightweight cloth. This helps calm the bird. I don’t know if catching a still-flying GBH is possible for an

[cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires 4, 000 feet of Cayuga Lake shoreline in Lansing, Tompkins County

2021-08-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
 Good news for wildlife & birds! This property is a National Audubon Society-designated Important Bird Area. We are so fortunate to have such an effective land trust in our area. If you can, make a $ contribution to FLLT (see article for donate link). Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wildlife rehab???

2021-08-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
John You could try contacting Janet Swanson wildlife clinic at Cornell veterinary College 253-3060. See website for how to handle injured animal/ bird. (I am sure you know most of this), Clinic hours, map, etc. www.vet.cornell.edu Off hours, one takes animal to vet school small animal clinic

[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeaks, et al

2021-08-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today’s breakfast treat: Papa Rose-breasted Grosbeak fed his baby sunflower seed on a branch right outside my screen porch, while Carolina Wren sang its piping, varied songs. Three B Orioles & a Catbird ate jelly and a juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker and its Hairy & Downy cousins pecked suet! Of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raptor behavior

2021-08-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
he eagle hassles the Osprey, forcing it to relinquish its catch. In-air catches are typical. Ospreys occasionally put up a fight for the fish and are sometimes killed by the larger bird. Eyes to the sky! Candace On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 9:30 AM Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Last

[cayugabirds-l] Raptor behavior

2021-08-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Last Thursday from East Rd at Knox-Marcellus Marsh, Barbara Clise, Mike Tetlow & I watched 2 mature Bald Eagles chasing & harassing an Osprey that was carrying a fish. The Osprey tried hard to escape, but eventually the eagles caused it to drop the silvery fish. Both eagles swooped down after

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma/ Bank Swallows

2021-07-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
The Wood Stork at East Rd/knox-Marcellus Marsh showed itself to many birders today, along with 2 Sandhill Cranes. Some of us also saw an Indigo Bunting & some Wood Ducks, Pied billed Grebes, a mature Bald Eagle & the usual Great Blue herons , Great egrets & Mallards. Later at Guy Baldasarre

[cayugabirds-l] RWBBs /feeders

2021-07-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday I saw in my yard 2 Redwing Blackbirds with a bare patches on their faces. with one it was fairly extensive around the eye & side of face. It was light -colored - like bare skin, not darkish, as in photos of mystery disease. Since I was consulting with workmen at the time, I did not get

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Spoonbill update, 13 July

2021-07-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Tom Auer on Cayuga Rare Bird Alert just reported R. Spoonbill back at Eagle statue/ Thruway pond. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jul 13, 2021, at 5:06 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:  The Roseate Spoonbill at Montezuma NWR, which was seen by many on July 11th in a pond along the Wildlife

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Precautionary Measures to Combat Songbird Epidemic

2021-07-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Regarding Audubon advice to take down bird feeders and clean them in a bleach solution: As I have said in this space in the past, when bleach comes into contact with a lot of dirt and crud that has built up on birdfeeders, it will be tied up on the dirt particles and have little to no effect in

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

2021-07-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Still here by eagle sculpture. Perched on big fallen tree. Easy to see. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jul 11, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Dave K wrote:  1 PM...feeding mid pool. Pond East of Eagle platform..has flown to Eaton Marsh and back again Get Outlook for

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

2021-07-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
dn't feel so badly... Pete Sar On Fri, Jul 9, 2021, 10:07 AM Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: I have been “testing” the Merlin bird sound ID here on Lans. station Rd. with birds I know ( or think I know). This morning it correctly ID’d an atypical, more squeaky call of E

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have been “testing” the Merlin bird sound ID here on Lans. station Rd. with birds I know ( or think I know). This morning it correctly ID’d an atypical, more squeaky call of E. Phoebe. Later, it quickly ID’d a singing Brown Thrasher & a couple minutes later, the mimic serenade of a Gray

[cayugabirds-l] OT

2021-07-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I just read the interesting obituary of Nari Mistry in the Ithaca Journal. Nari in the past was a frequent contributer to this bird list. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Feeding the kids

2021-07-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
It is fun to see mother Downy Woodpecker pecking suet, while just below her, her cranberry-capped fledge is also pecking suet. Then Mom turns down & feeds baby some suet! Meanwhile, father B Oriole is eating jelly & flying over to his nearby begging baby (flapping wings, twittering, perched on

[cayugabirds-l] Parasite fledgling

2021-06-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Along with a begging fledgling B. Oriole near its parents, I am watching a big Cowbird fledge begging & being fed by its “parent,” a Dark-eyed Junco. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Evening birds

2021-06-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday evening was graced by the songs of 3 Wood Thrush, 3 Carolina Wrens (1-2 babies), a Brown Thrasher, a Scarlet Tanager, x Baltimore Orioles, 2 Robins, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, at least 2 Catbirds, along with a glorious scarlet-sun sunset! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2021-06-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Orioles back at jelly feeders more now, & a few are fighting over my 2 separate dishes, even tho there is enough room for two at each hanging dish! :-) Meanwhile, fledged Oriole babies seen, including one in road in 600 block. I picked it up & put it in a clear area well off road, back of tall

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Related to discussion on migratory bird act & lack if protections: New York has a “Right to Farm” law. I have not read it, but it probably would muddy the waters further. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jun 15, 2021, at 8:47 PM, Alicia mailto:t...@ottcmail.com>> wrote: I have zero

Re: [cayugabirds-l] YB Cuckoo

2021-06-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Earlier in season I had BB Cuckoo here on Lans. Station Rd. Lately, I have heard only YB Cuckoo. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jun 9, 2021, at 10:17 AM, Suan Hsi Yong mailto:suan.y...@gmail.com>> wrote: Just heard the repeated single calls of a yellow-billed cuckoo outside my home

[cayugabirds-l] Evening birds

2021-06-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Birds before dusk last night included 5 Cedar Waxwings eating cherries, 2 Wood Thrush singing, 3 cowbirds, a Gray Catbird, 2 Cardinals, 2 B Orioles, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Belted Kingfisher, & 2 Ospreys. Ospreys flew east from the lake; one was carrying a skinny fish; this O was still

[cayugabirds-l] Cherries

2021-06-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Cedar Waxwings, Catbirds & a Robin eating wild cherries in my tree at edge of woods. Meanwhile, not too many customers for oranges & jelly in backyard feeders this season. (Orioles or Catbirds). Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Bunting, BT Blue Warbler

2021-06-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On a walk south on Lans. Station Rd today, I spent over 20 minutes looking thru the leaves before I was able to SEE a singing Indigo Bunting. Not long after as I returned north, I got a quick, but good look at a FOY Black-throated Blue Warbler (male) flying across the road into a small

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo

2021-05-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
In my woods across from my house Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Owl & other birds

2021-05-26 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday I got really good looks at a gorgeous male Magnolia Warbler in my old fruit trees and later saw a gray Screech Owl resting in the special tree in the 300 block of Lansing Station Road! Owl obviously saw me looking at it, so I left it alone. Today, I am hearing the Great-crested

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Injured Mourning Dove

2021-05-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
If you can capture the bird by throwing a small lightweight blanket over it & scooping it up, & putting in a closable card board box, (without the blanket), You can call the Cornell Vet School Wildlife Clinic 253-3060 for directions on where to take the injured dove. Their Janet Swanson Wildlife

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker

2021-05-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A Red-headed WP was reported recently just north of Long Point State Park. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On May 22, 2021, at 1:53 PM, Marc Devokaitis mailto:mdevokai...@gmail.com>> wrote: I didn't post about it ay thet time, but I had one in Trumansburg Village on Thursday evening

[cayugabirds-l] Backyard birds

2021-05-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Eastern Wood Peewee, FOY Red-eyed Vireo, FOY Brown Thrasher All singing. Only Thrasher was seen. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2021-05-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY in my yard this morning- Magnolia Warbler, foraging in pear tree blossoms; Then, later, as I was searching on high for the singing foy-yard Scarlet Tanager, a foy-yard Black-billed Cuckoo ‘coo-coo-ed’ from opposite end of yard! It flew before I got on it; then I saw it zoom past again over

[cayugabirds-l] Woods birds

2021-05-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Heard and saw both a black and white warbler and “my” wood thrush in my woods this morning. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Evening birds

2021-05-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I was so lucky to see 2 beautiful Indigo Buntings nestled in thick Redbud blossoms in my front yard! What a color combo! Then half an hour later, I saw 3 Orioles in the pretty, large, pinky-white Japonica bush blossoms - 1 adult male Orchard & 1 - 1st-year male Orchard, & a female Baltimore!

[cayugabirds-l] Rainbow of birds!

2021-05-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Dark-chestnut male Orchard Oriole, FOY Yard bird here today! Along with several brilliant orange & muted-orange B Orioles. Cardinals & Goldfinch are bright regulars, along with purpley Grackles. Yellow Warblers search the tree blossoms for bugs. Green-backed, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds sip

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting

2021-05-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Now there are 2 Indigo Buntings at the feeder ! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting

2021-05-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY Indigo Bunting in my yard just now. Eating seed on feeder disk baffle. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Thrushes

2021-05-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday evening I heard 2 Wood Thrushes & saw 1 Hermit Thrush in my woods across the road! B Orioles continue to eat grape jelly, but are ignoring naval oranges. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Melodious morning

2021-05-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Orioles, Wood Thrush in my woods, WT & Chipping Sparrows, many other birds singing! FOY yard Catbird sitting silently in the apple tree & a nice look at the remaining Brown Thrasher. Rose Breasted Grosbeak & 2 B. Eagles next door! Ants in the jelly/orange dish on main feeder pole! Doesn’t take

[cayugabirds-l] Birds at Lans Stat Rd

2021-05-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
3 diff. Balt Orioles at grape jelly/orange bowl! 1 YR Warbler , 6 white throated sparrows, a chipping sparrow & a Fox sparrow, along with usual suspects! What a birdy day! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point warblers

2021-05-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today I saw many Yellows, 2 Palms, 1 Nashville, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 yellow-rumped, & 1 Black & White (Thanks to Laura & Ton for telling me to look for that!). Also lots of other species including a Bluebird parent carrying a white fecal sack away from the nest box nearest the north parking

[cayugabirds-l] Big & little birds

2021-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Osprey chirping, C Loon calling & male Pileated Wdpk eating suet here. Yellow-rumped, Palm & Yellow Warblers, as well as 6 White-throated & 2-3 Chipping Sparrows. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

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