[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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swallows galore

2021-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sometimes walking the RR track here, I look down to shore to see Swallows sitting atop the heads of those plastic GH Owls people put on docks or rooves to scare away birds! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On May 1, 2021, at 7:51 AM, Lois E. Chaplin mailto:l...@cornell.edu>> wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2021-04-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY here. Male scared away from feeder by blackbirds & cowbirds. & after I found the dead Brown Thrasher by road, I heard, then saw another one in my yard, so there had been a pair. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow warblers

2021-04-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2- Feeding in silver Russian Olive bush. & heartbreakingly, i just found “my” brown thrasher dead by side of road. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Redstart

2021-04-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My FOY American Redstart in my messy side-yard ! Brown Thrasher here all day too. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] YR Warbler

2021-04-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY Yellow-rumped Warbler 698 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oddly colored red-winged blackbird

2021-04-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Maybe it has some leucistic genes expressing themselves, along with being a young male. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Apr 23, 2021, at 7:52 AM, Liz Brown mailto:e...@cornell.edu>> wrote: No, it's definitely a red-winged blackbird. My best guess is that it's a juvenile male

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Ravens hang around where eagles are, but i am not sure crows would tolerate being next to them. Kevin McGowan would know. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Apr 22, 2021, at 12:41 PM, Sandra J. Kisner mailto:s...@cornell.edu>> wrote: By appearance the eagle seems more likely than a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Maybe a turkey vulture? Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Apr 22, 2021, at 10:30 AM, Sandra J. Kisner mailto:s...@cornell.edu>> wrote: I'm afraid I don't have much information to base my question on, but I promised I'd try. A friend showed me a short video on her phone of a group of

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2021-04-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Baltimore Oriole is now in Sarah B’s yard in 600 block Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE:[cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I too have many RW Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and 6-8 Grackles and I am going thru a lot of expensive bird food. I put out food in early morning, one time a day. The only thing I can think to do is to stop feeding the birds altogether for a while, so that the hoards go somewhere else

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Huge Cormorant Flock off East Shore Park

2021-04-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Cormorants have been flying by to north in small flocks for at least an hour! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Apr 20, 2021, at 3:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Two days ago I saw a flock of about 10+ DC Cormorants flying north over Cayuga Lake. Donna

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Huge Cormorant Flock off East Shore Park

2021-04-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Two days ago I saw a flock of about 10+ DC Cormorants flying north over Cayuga Lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Apr 20, 2021, at 3:23 PM, Sandy Podulka mailto:s...@cornell.edu>> wrote: John Greenly reports at 2:30 today that there was a flock of 132 +- Double-crested

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Long ago I sucked the sweet nectar from periwinkle flowers- from the stem side. Guess I will try it with cherry blossoms tomorrow. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Apr 19, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Peter Saracino mailto:petersarac...@gmail.com>> wrote: Thanks Sandy and Jill. It was cool to

[cayugabirds-l] Fish Crows

2021-04-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
For the first time ever, when I was near the lake shore anyway, I heard and saw two fish crows flying from south to north, here by Lansing Station Rd. ! Also, we again had ~8 Turkey Vultures near #623 (I found a dead partially-eaten fox kit by RR track). Other sp seen: 6 Tree Swallows over

[cayugabirds-l] Many TVs

2021-04-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My neighbor at 623 Lansing Station Rd just reported 10 or more Turkey Vultures congregating in his yard - moving around from trees, to lawn & to & from the beach. A couple are perched on the railing above his stairs to beach & on the RR track! We haven’t smelled any dead thing, so this is

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll

2021-04-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I was surprised to find a Redpoll eating Niger seed on my deck rail just now! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lake birds/Lansing

2021-04-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
For a weekend, It’s calm and quiet on the lake as I eat my lunch on my boat house deck. 8 Common Loons have been ranged out around in front of me all the way over to the west shore. 2 more to the north, probably more. I got to see one pattering on the water to take off and fly north -something

[cayugabirds-l] Up the lake

2021-04-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
This afternoon I birded from Lansing up the lake to the Montezuma area. Below the Long Point Winery I found a graceful female N Harrier, then a pair of Ospreys in their nest platform @ ~# 1950 above the lake. Then I saw a bunch of small gulls over & on the water & found them to be Bonaparte’s,

[cayugabirds-l] Loon

2021-04-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY Common Loon calling offshore Lansing Station Rd. One reported north of Salt Point yesterday. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] FOY

2021-03-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Tick ! Watch out. 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] Phoebe

2021-03-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Had my FOY E. Phoebe yesterday! & i think I heard my 1st Chipping Sparrow this AM, but will wait to see it at deck feeders before I say for sure. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Osprey

2021-03-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
First osprey arrived back at nest tower on point of Salt Point Lansing 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] poss merlin Salt Point

2021-03-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At about 3:50 PM today over junction of Salt Point Road and Myers Road near Salmon Creek in Lansing I saw a possible Merlin being chased around briefly by 2 calling Fish Crows. An American Crow was cawing nearby, too. Merlin seemed to head north up the creek. Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Adult Bald Eagle at Salmon Creek

2021-03-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
PBS News Hour just noted that Bald Eagle numbers in the lower 48 are now at healthy levels, coming back from near extinction in the 1960s! Anchor Judy W said, “Good news!” Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Mar 24, 2021, at 4:55 PM, Candace E. Cornell mailto:cec...@gmail.com>> wrote:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bad news for Osprey along 5 & 20

2021-03-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have heard that ospreys don’t like those discs. Nobody has used disc nest on rt 89 near East rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Mar 23, 2021, at 1:07 PM, Ann Mitchell mailto:annmitchel...@gmail.com>> wrote: The nests are being torn down and replaced with the discs. No sign of

[cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds

2021-03-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On this lovely spring day I am being serenaded by a northern mockingbird singing for all its worth from atop the green-roofed barn at corner Sweazey Rd & NY Rt. 34-B, Lansing! Could be in small fruit tree there, too. Another one is down the hill, toward lake, in Cornell orchard. Donna Scott

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2021-03-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
> wrote: Any suggestions on how to catch snow goose with bum wing. On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 8:20 PM Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Got ‘em! Thanks. They were so close to West shore this time, that several came ashore & were eating grass on a small lawn south of Wolff

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2021-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Got ‘em! Thanks. They were so close to West shore this time, that several came ashore & were eating grass on a small lawn south of Wolffy’s. Fun to see them so close by. They (est. 40,000 by Suan Y. ) attracted quite a large # of hairless primate observers, too. & a bit of a traffic jam.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese and sand hill cranes

2021-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
No guarantee on seeing Snow geese tomorrow, but worth a try. They are often here today and gone tomorrow. I looked for Sandhill cranes in sev. Montezuma Complex places & didn’t see any. But others reported a few of them, days ago, so good to look around. I did see lots of Canadas & lots of

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Clise Wigeon photo

2021-03-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
After enduring strong 25 degree F howling winds at Stewart Park this morning trying to get a good glimpse of the Eurasian Wigeon, with my fingers freezing, my eyes running with tears, and my scope blowing around, I too really appreciate the photos of this lovely bird taken by Barbara Clise! It

[cayugabirds-l] RWBBs, ducks

2021-03-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 male Red-winged Blackbirds came & went, along with 28 Goldeyes, 5 male Red-breasted Mergansers, & 4 male Buffleheads. A couple vees of Canada Geese flew over. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Geese on Cayuga

2021-03-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
As neighbor Sarah Blodgett just texted, “there’s a massive goose thing going on” here! 1000s -mostly Canadas i think -hard to see in sun- on water over on west side of lake with more flying in & landing! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goose migration

2021-03-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Just had flock all Snow Geese seen from Lakeview cemetery, Ithaca! A couple vees of Canadas too. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Mar 9, 2021, at 1:09 PM, "bsadov...@htva.net" mailto:bsadov...@htva.net>> wrote: A flock of all Snow Geese just flew over us in

[cayugabirds-l] Nesting Redtails

2021-03-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Occupied nest, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, tall tree, aways back of red barn at 80 Hillcrest Rd. Lansing. On CBC CBC Jan 1, I had found one hawk placing a stick in this nest. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2021-03-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Perched in top of beach cottonwood, so seen well from my kitchen. Eagle has about half & half white & black feathers evenly streaked on head & mostly yellow beak with a dark tip. For a couple seconds when first seen I thought “Osprey” because the dark head feathers seemed like a dark streak

[cayugabirds-l] Ducks/owl

2021-03-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On this sunny day that promises to warm up, I see a dozen or so Goldeneyes cavorting on the lake, as I finish breakfast! Fun to watch the males tossing back their heads. Meanwhile, under the lakeside feeders - again a pair of mallards eating birdseed. And I neglected to post Sat. that I

[cayugabirds-l] Wild turkeys

2021-03-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
17 Wild Turkeys west of red roof barn at 199 Algerine Rd, Lansing, at back of field by hedge row. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel

2021-03-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
American Kestrel male On wire on Holden Rd btw Brooks Hill & Storm Rds, Lansing. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] swans overhead

2021-03-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I think swans flew north by my place on lake after John’s sighting, too. I just heard them, but was busy filling feeders under roofed deck, so did not see them in sky. Had a hat on so hearing was muffled. Calls could have been from over cliff on lakeshore maybe. Went from south to north. Donna

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds

2021-02-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On a short Sunday drive in southern Cayuga county & North Lansing, I saw some Snow Buntings, including 2 that stood out in a largish (40?) flock of flying Redpolls! Saw a few little flocks of Horned Larks, then a larger flock at Belltown Dairy, Mahaney Rd. at town/ county line, then found 3

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls!

2021-02-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today, I saw not only "my" Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 different times, front and back yards, but also saw 4 Redpolls under feeders in back about 2 PM ! First time to see Redpolls in my yard. RB Nuthatch was chopping up peanuts and stashing pieces in tree bark and cracks in branches. Donna L.

[cayugabirds-l] New feeder birds

2021-02-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Nope. Not the hoped-for Redpolls ! ( altho, there are some redpolls in the general vicinity, seen on both Algerine & Emmons Roads). It’s a pair of Mallards who started out under the street-side feeder & ground food areas the last 2 days. I saw them, as well as their footprints in several

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Question

2021-02-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Immature Sapsucker in my area of Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2021, at 5:33 PM, Tim Gallagher mailto:t...@cornell.edu>> wrote: I saw a sapsucker in Freeville last Friday morning. From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder

2021-02-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Over a month ago, I found one dead Siskin under my backyard feeders. 16 others seemed fine & later moved on to somewhere else. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:56 AM, Wesley M. Hochachka mailto:w...@cornell.edu>> wrote: If the dead birds were siskins, redpolls, or

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2021-02-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
~300 in raft near west shore Cayuga Lake, opposite lansing Station Rd. Swam north, then flew north out of sight. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Nuthatch/sapsucker

2021-02-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While walking around outside the house in my patch here for GBBC, I found ‘my’ Red-breasted Nuthatch near the front yard. It was going in & out of last summer’s hanging oriole nest & tooting the whole time! Then it visited the feeder & snagged a peanut. Just after this, I found a juvenile

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lansing, Storm Rd. / Holden Rd intersection field birds

2021-02-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I saw over 30 S Buntings & 20 H Larks down by the heifer barns & tenant houses towards south end of Holden rd. Tuesday afternoon. At one point I saw the flock of buntings on a pile of old bedding in a farm wagon, well off Brown Hill Rd. Which runs along south side of all the farm buildings.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

2021-02-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Some robins stay here all winter. I have had 2 diff flocks in my yard eating cedar berries. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Feb 10, 2021, at 4:02 PM, Susan Evans-Pond mailto:sevans7p...@me.com>> wrote: Likewise, 10-15 robins in flying around and perching in the forest trees and

[cayugabirds-l] Reds

2021-02-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday was a red letter day (as Grandpa Scott used to say) for birds on Lansing Station Road! Besides “my” faithful feeder Cardinals, Sarah Blodgett had two Redpolls at her feeders, I had a Red-breasted Nuthatch on my suet/nut cake, and later in the 300 block of LS Rd. I saw a RED Screech

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on water quality for birdbaths

2021-02-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Hi Mona, I looked up the sodium content of softened water, sunflower seed meats, corn kernals, and shelled peanuts. The amount of sodium in softened water depends on the hardness (called "grains per gallon") of the original water, which determines how much salt has to be added to the water to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow buntings and larks

2021-02-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today, “besides” the Snow Buntings & Horned Larks, there are about 10 Redpolls working the roadside at rt. 90 /Lake Road triangle west of King Ferry! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Feb 6, 2021, at 11:46 AM, Laura Stenzler mailto:l...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Hi all Manure has been

RE:[cayugabirds-l] 50+ Robins /Florida Robins

2021-02-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Meanwhile, my brother in Bradenton Florida, south of Tampa Bay, reports that 1000s of Robins are coming into roost overnight in the mangroves across the Braden River from his house! Hundreds are lined up on the high power line that crosses the river there. In the past, I have seen this while

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about white-throated sparrows

2021-02-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I often have had WT Sparrows here in winter. I have 2 now eating off ground where i scatter bird seed mix. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Feb 2, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Linda Post Van Buskirk mailto:l...@cornell.edu>> wrote: How common is it for them to winter here? I have one or

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagles

2021-01-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Pair in tree on cliff by friend’s house just north of Salt Point, Cayuga Lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "Robert Rieger" mailto:roberthrie...@gmail.com>> To: "Donna Lee Scott" mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> Subject: Eagle

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Neat happening-squirrels

2021-01-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
rels from getting what you put out for crows? We have a family of 3 that enjoy watching. On Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 11:38 AM Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Yesterday, when I was scattering on ground some leftover indoor cat food near backyard feeders for the crows - from

[cayugabirds-l] Neat happening

2021-01-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday, when I was scattering on ground some leftover indoor cat food near backyard feeders for the crows - from a little white plastic dish - all of a sudden a bird flew in from behind me and almost landed on my hand that held the dish! I wore dirty white winter gloves. But I guess it then

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flock of Northern Cardinals

2021-01-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I think when it is cold & snowy like it is, they seek easy food at feeders. I have had as many as 8 Cardinals here in this kind of weather. Also, larger flocks of other species, s. a. Goldfinches, MoDos & House Sparrows appear in “bad” weather. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jan

[cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk

2021-01-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
There’s a rainbow ring in clouds around the sun & I just got a couple good looks at my FOY ROUGH LEGGED HAWK at top of Lansing Station Rd by rt. 34B. It flew south. Good bird day at home down by lake, including male bluebird, carolina wren, female pileated woodpecker at suet & many of the usual

[cayugabirds-l] Robins!

2021-01-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
~30 Amer. Robins here eating cedar berries & foraging on ground! So nice yo hear their chirps. Just saw Marie Reed & she saw many at Long Point. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cooper's Hawk

2021-01-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Thanks Tim. I wondered about prey biting raptors’ feet/legs. -donna Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jan 18, 2021, at 11:17 AM, Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Must be my fatties hide well when red tailed hawks perch above the yard! Right now there are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cooper's Hawk

2021-01-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
f tall tress and open areas. Linda Cayuga Heights From: bounce-125313909-3494...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-125313909-3494...@list.cornell.edu> mailto:bounce-125313909-3494...@list.cornell.edu>> On Behalf Of Donna Lee Scott Sent: Monday, January 18, 2021 10:56 AM To: Tim

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