Re:[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler

2019-05-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Oops, finger apparently slid right off the map! Those coordinates should have read 42.32425°N 76.49878°W -Geo > On May 17, 2019, at 10:01 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: > > This morning a Mourning Warbler was singing in the usual location on the west > side of Bald Hill Road, Danby

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler

2019-05-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
This morning a Mourning Warbler was singing in the usual location on the west side of Bald Hill Road, Danby (across from the yellow gate) 42.36387°N 76.50339°W For those who are still thinking about when Northern Waterthrushes sing, I heard at least two different singers around 8:00 this

[cayugabirds-l] American Bittern -Danby

2019-05-15 Thread Geo Kloppel
>From the RR causeway I heard an American Bittern thunder-pumping in the marsh >along Cayuga Inlet at 8:40 this morning just south of Walding Lane, West Danby. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirdi

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers

2019-05-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
Right now I have two Worm-eating Warblers exchanging songs near West Danby’s north pinnacle (Danby State Forest / L-P Preserve). Very nice looks at one of them from about 20’ distance. This is the first day it has been dry and windless enough that I thought I could find them. A bit cold up

[cayugabirds-l] Sora

2019-05-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
A SORA continues in Michigan Hollow Marsh (Town Of Danby, not Spencer), as of 7:52 this evening, when I heard it give several whinny calls. Not sure if it would have been audible from the road, as it was calling from the far (west) side of the marsh. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Danby Rails

2019-05-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
Have a Sora whinnying in the Michigan Hollow Marsh (Danby) at 9:00 this morning. Virginia Rail at Cayuga Headwaters Marsh (Hillview Road, Danby) about 8:45. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bear

2019-05-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
Oh my! A bear just got my black oil sunflower feeder. Bent the pole right over to the ground. Ran off downhill when I put the flashlight on it. -Geo Kloppel, Tupper Rd, W. Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow

2019-04-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
The marsh in Michigan Hollow (Town Of Danby, not Spencer) was covered in a thin skin of ice this morning, before the sun hit it. An American Bittern was pumping loudly. I also heard a single song from a Pied-billed Grebe, and watched a male Harrier surveying his territory. Lots of Wood Ducks,

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher, Virginia Rails

2019-04-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Two grunting Virginia Rails and a singing Brown Thrasher at the Cayuga Headwaters Marsh This morning (Hillview Road, Danby). -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows a nesting

2019-03-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
Speaking of Crows, I was out in my driveway at 10:30 last night, when a distant bunch of Crows began doing something that sounded like mobbing. I couldn’t remember ever hearing them make such a ruckus at night. I thought of Great Horned Owls, and tree climbers like raccoons or fishers. The

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows and more

2019-03-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Three Fox Sparrows under my feeders now. Fifty Goldfinches, twenty Purple Finches, a couple Grackles and, mirabile dictu, one Redpoll! -Geo Tupper Road, West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] More Fox Sparrows

2019-03-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Two more Fox Sparrows under my feeders this morning -Geo Tupper Road, West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Still night, with Saw-whets

2019-02-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
It’s quite windless out on Tupper Road this evening. Moments ago I whistled-up a couple of Saw-whet Owls. I stood in the mouth of my driveway, directing my toots across the road, and in response I got one rapid series of toots after another from the spruce plantation. As the tooting continued

[cayugabirds-l] Around my yard

2019-02-12 Thread Geo Kloppel
I’ve had about a dozen plain brown Purple Finches at my feeders for weeks. At last some are showing raspberry patches. Goldfinches, Juncos, a White-throated Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, Chickadees, both Nuthatch species, one or two

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows at my feeders

2019-01-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
We offer food year round to a small group of 3-5 Crows in our yard. We’ve actually been missing them recently. The lack of snow following hunting season made for easy access to discarded deer carcasses and parts (common in our neighborhood), as we several times observed. Even though we have a

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans

2018-12-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2018-11-16 Thread Geo Kloppel
While shoveling out my car this morning in West Danby (13”), I heard an Evening Grosbeak calling. Looked up, and there she was in a tree. I was so happy to see her that I retreated into the house, hoping she’d check out the feeders, and that’s what she did, but not for long... -Geo Sent from

[cayugabirds-l] Swainson’s galore

2018-09-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
number of Swainson’s Thrushes, who have dropped out of the dawning sky for a day of rest and feeding, before taking wing again southward at dusk. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?

2018-08-06 Thread Geo Kloppel
Yes, Blue Jay. Turning my screen’s brightness way up, I can even see the black necklace. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] North Spenser Marsh

2018-07-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
The North Spencer Marsh (Tioga County, Town of Spencer) is private, but much of it can be viewed from Michigan Hollow Road - a circumstance that sometimes leads to confusion with the Michigan Hollow Marsh (Tompkins County, Town of Danby), five miles distant. It can also be confused with the

[cayugabirds-l] Cold morning

2018-06-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
At my house it was 46 degrees at 6:00 this morning. Our hummingbird feeders were loaded, but it was a different story for wild nectar sources out in the forest, where I came across an outraged Sapsucker, vigorously defending his wells against a trespassing hummer. He couldn’t match the hummer’s

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Missing birds

2018-06-19 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Cathy, Hmmm... I see a lot of barn swallows around number 400 Gunderman right now, so it seems that what you’re experiencing is not a neighborhood-wide phenomenon. Also see some House Sparrows up here, and the ubiquitous Starlings. Competitors for nest boxes. -Geo > On Jun 19, 2018, at

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
There are plenty of birds around my place, and West Danby generally. In this area I have all the expected breeding birds, and even some fun additions, like Marsh Wrens, Pied-billed Grebes and Northern Harriers. If you’d asked me a couple days ago about what’s missing, I might have said Cerulean

Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds

2018-06-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
our scrambling > on the steep slope where they usually are. Does anybody know of a territory > that is active this summer? > > Ken > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jun 11, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: >> >> In the cattail marsh just south of Walding

[cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds

2018-06-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
In the cattail marsh just south of Walding Lane, West Danby, I’ve got more Marsh Wrens, a nice pair of very vocal Virginia Rails out in plain sight, and a male Northern Harrier (used to breed along here, probably still do). -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Danby Marsh Wrens, Marsh Hawks, Pied-billed Grebes, Acadian Flycatcher

2018-06-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
I paddled around Danby’s Michigan Hollow Marsh (not North Spencer Marsh) this morning from about 5:00 until 8:00. Enjoyed multiple Marsh Wrens, including a pair in a spot that has been occupied for several weeks now. Then I found an obviously paired Pied-billed Grebe twosome, who quietly

[cayugabirds-l] More Acadian Flycatchers

2018-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
I took a 5:00 pm walk into the Cayuta Outlet Gorge along the FLT. Within half an hour I’d found three different singing male Acadian Flycatchers. The one farthest down the gorge was about at 42.33772°N 76.72720°W -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern, Marsh Wrens

2018-05-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
An early morning paddle in Michigan Hollow Marsh (not North Spencer Marsh) produced a couple of singing Marsh Wrens and a Least Bittern (flushed at very close range!) -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

2018-05-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
A Black-billed Cuckoo was singing in my yard an hour ago. I spotted the bird in trees, and while I was watching it sing I noticed in the background the persistent “turree” calls of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, interspersed with occasional “killic” songs. Forgetting all about the Cuckoo, I

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo

2018-05-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
...and this evening, a Black-billed Cuckoo in my yard. -Geo Geo Kloppel Tupper Road West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warblers

2018-05-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Mourning Warblers, Danby State Forest, both sides of Bald Hill Road 1/4 mile south of Comfort. Look for the yellow gate on the east with the red STOP sign in the middle. -Geo Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Acadian Flycatcher

2018-05-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
8:50 AM; one singing Acadian Flycatcher, Michigan Hollow Creek about 1/4 mile above the lower crossing of Abbott’s Loop (not the upper one, known as Diane’s Crossing). -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo

2018-05-16 Thread Geo Kloppel
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo.is back in my yard today, after spending the past few months in a far-away region: perhaps Bolivia, Paraguay, or Argentina... -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sora, Virginia Rails

2018-05-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
Heard a Virginia Rail at the Hillview Road marsh beside the old county landfill. Now I have another grunting in Danby’s Michigan Hollow Marsh (not to be confused with the North Spencer Marsh at the south end of Michigan Hollow Road in Tioga County). And there’s still a Sora here, giving kerwees

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk in Collegetown?

2018-05-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Tom, Very likely. The sound of Nighthawks over collegetown (and downtown Ithaca) is a fond memory of summer from the sixties and seventies, when they still bred here. Migrants seem to linger here for a few days, just long enough to make me wonder if they might take it up again some year.

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warbler

2018-05-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
Happy to see a Cape May Warbler in my yard this morning, this one offering extended looks as it foraged quietly in a still leafless ash tree, rather than the typical business of disappearing and reappearing constantly as they work around the upper parts of tall spruces. -Geo Tupper Road West

[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow Rails

2018-05-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Day 14 for Soras at Michigan Hollow Marsh! Also have a distant Virginia Rail. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers

2018-05-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Worm-eating Watblers are back on their breeding territory (Danby State Forest / L-P BioD Preserve) this morning. I had 3 counter-singing near the northernmost of Thatcher’s triple Pinnacles at about 9:30 AM. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Swainson’s Thrush

2018-05-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just had a very nice close-up with a Swainson’s Thrush at Lick Brook, less than 100’ up the Thayer Trail from the Townline Road bridge. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler

2018-05-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
Around my yard this morning Hooded Warbler and Magnolia Warbler were singing in their accustomed breeding spots. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sora again

2018-05-07 Thread Geo Kloppel
I’ve got a Sora down here in the Michigan Hollow Marsh again this evening. This time it’s giving whinny calls as well as “kerwee” calls. And it sounds like there is a second bird across the water. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Crow behavior - hunting toads

2018-05-05 Thread Geo Kloppel
on the grass. So this tradition of toad-killing at my pond has not ceased, it has only evolved a new wrinkle: now the Crows retire with the kill to some less-frequented location! -Geo Geo Kloppel Tupper Road West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Crows preying on toads

2018-05-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
American Toads began returning to my pond two nights ago for their annual breeding event. Their night singing is really delightful (if you care for that sort of thing), but they do run the risk of daytime predation as they cross the grassy dike. The predators are American Crows. The toads were

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged Warbler, Indigo Bunting, etc

2018-05-03 Thread Geo Kloppel
Around my place this morning, new arrivals include Gray Catbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Indigo Bunting, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, plus more numerous Blue-headed Vireos, Wood Thrushes, etcetera -Geo West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush

2018-05-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
I also had Wood Thrush this morning, plus Chestnut-sided Warbler and Black-throated Blue Warbler. -Geo West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Danby Sora

2018-04-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Right now I have a Sora calling from across the deep water mid-section of Michigan Hollow Marsh in Danby (not to be confused with the North Spencer Marsh near the south end of Michigan Hollow -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged hawk

2018-04-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
I heard and saw a Broad-winged Hawk this morning in apparent possession of the traditional Maple Ave territory. Quite a few other Broad-wings were passing over West Danby, right through the midday. Then at about 2:30 there was some kind of aggressive interaction at treetop level involving three

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)

2018-04-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
I’ve still got numerous Fox Sparrows. Between my yard, the old orchard, and the five minute walk down to the edge of the L-P Preserve there seem to be about a dozen, and I know that means there are more nearby in other directions. I’m watching some foraging under a band of spruces at this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread Geo Kloppel
Speaking of unusual feeding, I saw something new just now: the Wood Ducks who visit my pond each day, typically to dabble in the shallows or wade in the spillway, climbed up the bank and onto a large ant hill (about eight feet wide by ten feet long), where they seem to have begun poking around

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2018-04-20 Thread Geo Kloppel
West Danby enjoyed a bright sunrise. There was hardly a cloud in the sky for a short period this morning. I had Fox Sparrows singing from all directions, a couple of Hermit Thrushes drinking or bathing or foraging at the pond outlet, Wood Ducks on the pond, a Brown Thrasher rummaging under the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Juncos

2018-04-19 Thread Geo Kloppel
I ran into the surfeit of juncos on Sunday, while walking my dog Sandy from Larue Road to Curtis Road along Fisher Settlement Road, which parallels Miller Creek in the Danby State Forest. If there were any Pine Warblers along there (as seemed likely enough), they were swamped by all the Juncos:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar Waxwings in silver maple

2018-04-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
“Buds” are usually included in lists of foods that waxwings will find to eat in late winter and spring, but check out this article about what the waxwings (mostly Bohemians) were actually eating in a silver maple in Toronto on April 4th - 5th 2008.

[cayugabirds-l] Virginia Rail

2018-04-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
About an hour ago I found a Virginia Rail in the cattails at the NW corner of Jennings Pond, a location where they bred last year. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush/Fox Sparrow

2018-04-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Larry and all, Fox Sparrows are just peaking now out here in the hills around West Danby. This morning they seems to be everywhere, and easy to spot because the world is white again (groan). I was just watching a couple of Hermit Thrushes eating sumac berries. -Geo > On Apr 17, 2018, at

[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush

2018-04-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
More Fox Sparrows around my place this morning, and my first Louisiana Waterthrush. -Geo Tupper Rd West Danby > On Apr 14, 2018, at 8:45 AM, W. Larry Hymes wrote: > > There are now FOUR Fox Sparrows vigorously scratching in the leaves out back. > A new first --- one is

Re:[cayugabirds-l] More Fox Sparrows

2018-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
I took a walk down by the waterfalls on Beech Hill Brook. No P. motacilla yet, but I did find a Towhee and more singing Fox Sparrows -Geo > On Apr 13, 2018, at 9:00 AM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Have a few Fox Sparrows singing around my place this morn

[cayugabirds-l] More Fox Sparrows

2018-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
Have a few Fox Sparrows singing around my place this morning, Sapsuckers in all directions, quite a few Golden-crowned Kinglets, Purple Finches, etc. -Geo Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow singing

2018-04-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
With this afternoon’s bit of sun and slightly warmer temperature, I’ve finally got a _singing_ Fox Sparrow, Danby/ Newfield town line, west of Beech Hill Road and Brook (L-P Preserve). -Geo Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows

2018-04-03 Thread Geo Kloppel
, but now I’m back in my shop, drying by the wood fire and picking off the ticks! -Geo Geo Kloppel Tupper Road West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrushes

2018-03-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
This foggy morning the summits across the valley from me (Thatchers Pinnacles) are lost in the low cloud ceiling. That helps to explain why I’ve got at least three or four singing Hermit Thrushes around my yard! -Geo Geo Kloppel Tupper Road West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree Swallows

2018-03-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
I saw a single Tree Swallow at Tschache Pool on Monday, along with quite a few Rusty Blackbirds. Great Blue Herons we’re visiting their nests west of the tower. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese Monday

2018-03-19 Thread Geo Kloppel
Yes, the shore-to-shore mass of Snow Geese was very impressive even at 2:00 this afternoon. “Raft” seems an inadequate analogy; this was more like a floating assault bridge! -Geo Geo Kloppel g...@cornell.edu > On Mar 19, 2018, at 4:28 PM, Laura Stenzler <l...@cornell.edu&

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine at Steamboat Landing

2018-03-15 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just had an adult Peregrine flying north over the Steamboat Landing / Ithaca Farmers Market. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl

2018-03-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
Lately I’ve been whistling for Saw-whets when I give my dog Sandy her evening walk. Tonight there’s one tooting back at me, right outside my door, and up and down the driveway. Sounds pretty excited! -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Ducks

2018-03-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
This morning at 6:15 a couple of Wood Ducks short-hopped over the ridge behind the West Danby Fire Station to visit my pond. They were about to hit the water, but aborted at the last moment when they spotted me. Turkeys are gobbling. We could see a foot of snow in the next 48 hours. -Geo

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-02-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
West Danby - lots of Snow Geese have been re-entering the basin this morning on a tail wind out of the south. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raven with nest material

2018-02-12 Thread Geo Kloppel
On Feb 12, 2018, at 12:42 PM, John Confer wrote: > > Alright, why is it called Speed Hill and why is the other called Buffalo?) > Hi John and all other interested Cayugabirders. The answer to those questions can be found here:

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens

2018-02-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
A Raven pair is pretty evident lately around the traditional nesting area in the hemlocks on the steep northern slope of 1,920’ “Sorry Hunter Hill” (not so named on any maps), West Danby. Right now they’re talking: one giving a “krawk krawk krawk” and the other deep and resonant “gronk” calls

[cayugabirds-l] Re: Crows and Cooper’s Hawk

2018-01-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
to my living room. The Crows soon returned, and so have all the other feeder birds. -Geo > On Jan 30, 2018, at 11:11 AM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Three Crows, regulars at my feeding station, are resting quietly on their > usual perches in an ash tree. They’r

[cayugabirds-l] Crows and Cooper’s Hawk

2018-01-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
Three Crows, regulars at my feeding station, are resting quietly on their usual perches in an ash tree. They’re about 30 feet up, and the scene looks just like any other winter day, except that an adult Cooper’s Hawk is perched about ten feet below them. Been there for 15 minutes! The Crows

[cayugabirds-l] West Danby PIne Siskin, Purple Finch

2018-01-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
Only one PIne Siskin and one Purple Finch here so far, but I’m happy to say “me too!” from Tupper Road -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes

2017-10-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
I’m more interested in what to call these post-breeding assemblages of mostly unrelated individuals, which I guess are about sharing the task of watching for predators while feeding and roosting. In German the word is “gesellungsverband”, if I read aright. “Survival group” seems to be the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ladies

2017-09-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Bard, I tried to determine which species mine were. They had strings of 4 - 5 equal-sized submarginal black spots with blue centers both topside and underside of the hindwings, so I called them painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) rather than American ladies (Vanessa virginiensis). I was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Montezuma Visitor Center

2017-09-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
We have lots of Painted Ladies in West Danby right now, nectaring on New England asters Over the past 3 - 4 weeks we've also watched a number of 4th generation wild Monarch caterpillars grow through several molts and pupate. Some chrysalises have now opened and the adults have flown off. A

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Terns

2017-08-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
Like at Myers, Caspian Terns are hanging out on the mud bars and driftwood at the mouth of Owasco Inlet, as Patricia and I found while kayaking in the swamps yesterday evening. Saw an adult Smooth Green Snake in our yard this afternoon. They've been breeding here for some years, but we don't

[cayugabirds-l] Disturbing the peace

2017-08-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
t seems now, but my pants legs and socks are _plastered_ with the sticky seeds of agrimony, avens, cleavers and other hitchhikers! -Geo Geo Kloppel, Tupper Road, West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBir

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow Marsh

2017-08-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
A few days ago I wrote: > Paddling in Michigan Hollow right now. In case anyone is puzzled, this is _not_ the North Spencer Marsh down in Tioga County, it's the big sedge marsh at the _north_ end of Michigan Hollow, centered about 2.5 miles south of the Danby Town Hall. In its present form

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hungry youngsters! and song question

2017-08-03 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Melanie, I'm drawing a blank, unless of course it _was_ a Towhee. They have a number of song types, and I suppose juvenile males will soon be practicing the local repertoire, if they haven't already started... Such great butterfly weather! In the last few days my old fashioned purple

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hungry youngsters!

2017-08-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
, > > > Kevin > > > > Best, > > > Kevin > > From: bounce-121694030-3493...@list.cornell.edu > <bounce-121694030-3493...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Geo Kloppel > <geoklop...@gmail.com> > Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

[cayugabirds-l] Hungry youngsters!

2017-08-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
Lots of hungry young birds around, but I especially feel for this fledgling Broad-winged Hawk, whose wails are not only piteous (all Broad-wings sound that way to me) but also right in my ears, because the bird favors the trees that shade my workshop. Most years the Broad-wing fledglings take

[cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatcher family

2017-08-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
Sounds like I've got a family group of Great Crested Flycatchers down in the orchard. They used to nest in the dead apple tree hollows. Maybe I just missed their nest this year. Anyway, great to have their cheery voices! -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow Marsh

2017-07-31 Thread Geo Kloppel
..and here are two young Harriers! -Geo > On Jul 31, 2017, at 9:06 AM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Turns out it's navigable all the way north to the edge of the pine swamps, > about one mile above the beaver dam. I've found a few Wood Ducks and > Mallar

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow Marsh

2017-07-31 Thread Geo Kloppel
' kayak around up here will be tight... -Geo Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 31, 2017, at 8:32 AM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Paddling in Michigan Hollow right now. There's at least half a mile of > navigable channel up the middle, maybe more. And there's a nice

[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow Marsh

2017-07-31 Thread Geo Kloppel
Paddling in Michigan Hollow right now. There's at least half a mile of navigable channel up the middle, maybe more. And there's a nice colony of Marsh Wrens out here! -Geo Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Broad-wings out

2017-07-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
... and one of them got mobbed by Blue Jays at about 4:30 this afternoon! The episode was brief, and ended abruptly with the arrival of another Broad-wing. The second hawk had a much more robust voice. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-wings out

2017-07-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
Have 3 Broad-winged Hawks soaring low (c. 100') over the traditional nesting territory (Maple Ave, West Danby) right now. Vocalizing constantly. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds

2017-07-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
Forgot to mention that one of my nest boxes fledged a brood of Chickadees in June, and then a couple of weeks ago I spotted a pair of Chickadees refurbishing it. Now it contains a full clutch of eggs. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds

2017-07-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
At least one Broad-winged Hawk fledgling has been around my yard for several days, calling to be fed. Species that breed down in the valley below me have begun making (post-breeding) appearances up here: Kingfishers, Great Crested Flycatchers, Yellow-throated Vireo. I've noticed Wood Peewees

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird!!!

2017-07-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
We have a pair of Ruby-throats in residence this summer, same as always. Haven't seen any youngsters yet, but we've got three hummzingers loaded in anticipation! -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] West Danby Nighthawk

2017-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
Out working in the garden just now, I heard a Nighhawk! I looked up, and there it was, moving rapidly north, calling out repeatedly and hawking insects at the same time, like a talented juggler who can weave a complicated path through a marching parade while keeping three balls in the air and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ominous

2017-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
I've got a pair coming regularly to my feeders... -Geo, West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Danby birds

2017-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
I made a quick car loop through Michigan Hollow this morning. Highlights were a Virginia Rail at the Hillview Road marsh, Acadian Flycatcher, Canada Warbler and Winter Wren in the hollow, a nice string of Pied-billed Grebe songs from the open water in the middle of the big Michigan Hollow Marsh

[cayugabirds-l] Acadian Flycatcher

2017-05-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
On a quick drive through Michigan Hollow this cool morning I found one Acadian Flycatcher, singing in one of the usual locations, familiar since Karl David's day. Approximately: 42.30059°N 76.48253°W -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?

2017-05-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
I'd give the prize to Hermit Thrush, but really, Melanie, your self-description suggests that instead of the morning you should arrange to be out in suitable habitat in the _evening_, from an hour before sunset until an hour after, and you will likely be treated to all three of our locally

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers and other Danby breeders

2017-05-16 Thread Geo Kloppel
Right now at the north pinnacle (traditional nesting area) I have at least two singing Worm-eating Warblers, 100 yards apart, so I presume the whole "colony" has returned. Last time I checked was on Friday. There were none. I had Yellow-throated Vireos up here that morning (used to surprise me,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cold weather

2017-05-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
It looks like temperatures are moderating now, but during these last cold days some upland forest habitats around West Danby have actually seemed pretty empty. I didn't even bother trying for Worm-eating Warblers until yesterday, the signs just weren't there. And when I did go it was so cold up

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake

2017-05-06 Thread Geo Kloppel
I was visiting a friend's house just north of Dean's Cove about 2:30 this misty afternoon, enjoying the hundreds of swallows circling just inches above the water. The cove stream spilled out a plume of silt-laden rainwater that stretched north toward us along the shore. Out beyond it, Loons

[cayugabirds-l] Virginia Rail

2017-05-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
West Danby this evening: I found a Virginia Rail as usual in the little marsh on Hillview Road beside the old county landfill. Others are likely to be present nearby, like in the Cayuga Inlet headwater marsh just west of the landfill cap, along abandoned Center Schoolhouse Road. -Geo --

[cayugabirds-l] Magnolia too

2017-05-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
...and here's a Magnolia Warbler, also in its traditional nesting area. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler

2017-05-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
This morning a Hooded Warbler is back, singing in a traditional nesting area a couple hundred feet from my house (Tupper Road, West Danby) -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

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