Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin the App

2022-05-25 Thread Jay McGowan
correct, please upload your recording along with the observation in eBird. Thanks! Jay McGowan Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab On Wed, May 25, 2022 at 12:20 PM Barbara Hotchkiss wrote: > Here’s the songbird in question; heard/seen in Boulder CO > https://share.icloud.com/

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Brant

2022-05-19 Thread Jay McGowan
A flock of 36 Brant is currently sitting out on the lake off Myers Point. A group of Least Sandpipers and Dunlin have also flown by going north. No shorebirds are on the spit currently. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Cortland gulls and waterfowl

2022-04-19 Thread Jay McGowan
The snow today didn't seem to ground too many watetfowl on southern Cayuga Lake this morning, but the scene was more dramatic at the Cortland gravel pits this evening, with nearly 50 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two late Iceland Gulls, and uncommon-for-Cortland Long-tailed Duck and White-winged

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca gulls

2022-03-29 Thread Jay McGowan
checklist from yesterday: https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S105761559 -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose photos

2022-03-15 Thread Jay McGowan
gt; found it. > > - - Dave Nutter > > On Mar 15, 2022, at 8:48 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > A suggestion—if you reference an eBird checklist, especially as having > nice photos, provide the URL. Kind of a tease otherwise! > > On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 8:47 PM Dave Nutter wrote: &g

[nysbirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose in the Mucklands again

2022-03-13 Thread Jay McGowan
Dave Wheeler just reported that the bean-goose is back with the main Snow Goose flock at the Savannah Mucklands, Seneca/Wayne Co. 4:36pm Sunday. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose, Seneca County

2022-03-10 Thread Jay McGowan
w on land may be more satisfying, and it would be great to > confirm it within the Basin!. > > - - Dave Nutter > > On Mar 10, 2022, at 8:17 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > Tim Lenz found a TUNDRA BEAN-GOOSE in a flock of Snow Geese off Seneca > Lake SP in Seneca County last night.

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose, Seneca County

2022-03-10 Thread Jay McGowan
Tim Lenz found a TUNDRA BEAN-GOOSE in a flock of Snow Geese off Seneca Lake SP in Seneca County last night. The bird was still present for very distant views early this morning, then flew north around 7:16am. Original checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S104518907 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Geese

2022-03-06 Thread Jay McGowan
Yesterday on Lower Lake Road, Livia and I found an apparent GREATER WHITE-FRONTED x CANADA GOOSE hybrid. I've only seen this cross a few times, so it was nice to see one at somewhat closer range and note the smaller proportions and more extensive white face than the more commonly encountered

[cayugabirds-l] Lesser Sandhill Crane, Montezuma NWR

2021-12-18 Thread Jay McGowan
plumage. Distant photos here: https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S98986464 Jay -- Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Pacific Loon, NW Cayuga Lake

2021-11-25 Thread Jay McGowan
Tim Lenz just found a gorgeous PACIFIC LOON on the lake off 3080 Rt 89, just south of Lower Lake Road and Cayuga Lake SP in Seneca County. It was diving extremely frequently and only staying up for a few seconds at a time, out past the flocks of ducks but not particularly distant overall (though a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Barnacle goose spotted today?

2021-11-20 Thread Jay McGowan
orning, > please let me know! > > If anyone missed the original post by Jay McGowan, a lone barnacle goose > was seen yesterday at the refuge visitor center pool hanging with all the > Canada geese. And maybe a white-fronted too? Would like confirmation of > that species

[cayugabirds-l] Barnacle Goose, Montezuma NWR

2021-11-19 Thread Jay McGowan
A Barnacle Goose is currently in the Canada flock in the middle of the Visitor Center pool at Montezuma NWR, Seneca County. Not the Barnacle x Cackling hybrid we've seen here in past years. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Major loon flight

2021-11-16 Thread Jay McGowan
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 5-50. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Rail, Candor--field trip again today (Saturday)

2021-10-09 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, Adam is going to host a second event to try for the Yellow Rail today (Saturday Oct 9) at 11am. Same details as below. No guarantee it wouldn't have left overnight, but might be worth a try. On Fri, Oct 8, 2021, 2:41 PM Jay McGowan wrote: > Adam Troyer found a YELLOW RAIL while mow

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Rail, Candor--field trip TODAY

2021-10-08 Thread Jay McGowan
Adam Troyer found a YELLOW RAIL while mowing one of the back hay fields on his farm off Tomak Road in Candor this afternoon. We were just able to flush it again (briefly) for a look. The spot is tough to access and a bit of a hike, but Adam is thinking the best option if others want to try would

[cayugabirds-l] Sabine's Gull, Seneca Lake

2021-09-28 Thread Jay McGowan
A juvenile SABINE'S GULL found by Tim Lenz from Geneva on Friday night is still hanging around the north end of Seneca Lake, currently visible (distantly) from the Geneva Country Club working its way slowly north but keeping around the same area straight our from here. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Plover and Common Ringed Plover, Sandy Pond (Oswego Co.)

2021-09-13 Thread Jay McGowan
$7) or the public launch on Doreen Dr. at the far east side of the bay. Checklist with photos and a recording of the ringed plover here: https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S94634252 -- Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] egrets

2021-08-27 Thread Jay McGowan
t; Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.Nor

[cayugabirds-l] Laughing Gulls, Myers Point

2021-08-19 Thread Jay McGowan
Two crisp juvenile LAUGHING GULLS are spending the morning on the parking lot by the spit at Myers Point in Lansing. A Greater Yellowlegs and Semipalmated Sandpiper are also present. Forster's and Black Terns went by earlier but aren't in evidence now, but the gulls seem to be sticking around.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood stork at Knox Marcellus

2021-07-21 Thread Jay McGowan
The immature WOOD STORK found last night continues at Knox-Marsellus Marsh from East Road, Montezuma NWR in Seneca County this morning. Surprisingly hard to see behind cattails most of the time, currently in the southwest section of the marsh. The ROSEATE SPOONBILL is also still present from the

[cayugabirds-l] Little Blue Heron, Yates Co.

2021-07-20 Thread Jay McGowan
. Not sure exactly what the visibility is like, but worth checking out if you're in the area. -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Worm-eating Warblers in Lansing NY

2021-07-07 Thread Jay McGowan
t; On Jul 6, 2021, at 10:32 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: > >  > This is a good reminder that the new Sound ID function in Merlin is a > great way to cue into new sounds and learn to ID birds, but should never be > taken as the final word on an identification. In this case, trilling

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Worm-eating Warblers in Lansing NY

2021-07-06 Thread Jay McGowan
; > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your obse

[cayugabirds-l] White-faced Ibis, Montezuma NWR

2021-05-15 Thread Jay McGowan
expected shorebirds. Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary question

2021-05-14 Thread Jay McGowan
oup/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L Lis

Re: [cayugabirds-l] King Eider on Dryden Lake?

2021-04-25 Thread Jay McGowan
The third bird is a fairly worn and pale brown female White-winged Scoter, with an adult male and an immature male (mostly female looking) Surf Scoter. Jay On Sun, Apr 25, 2021, 12:23 PM Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > Sorry for all the emails. More details on the possible King Eider on > Dryden

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Female birds that sing

2021-03-12 Thread Jay McGowan
ll.edu/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan M

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake Tufted duck and Aythya hybrids

2021-02-20 Thread Jay McGowan
identical) individuals here: https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S80888034 Good birding, Jay -- Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seeking info for Basin First Records list

2021-01-06 Thread Jay McGowan
et <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabir

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl, Myers Point

2021-01-05 Thread Jay McGowan
A heavily-barred SNOWY OWL found this morning on the spit at Myers Point is now perched on the pilings just south of the lighthouse at Myers Point, Lansing. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon, Stevenson Rd game farm

2021-01-03 Thread Jay McGowan
It took off right around when I was sending this message, last seen going south south-west from north end of Game Farm Rd. On Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 1:12 PM Jay McGowan wrote: > Tristan Herwood just found an immature gray GYRFALCON around the pheasant > pens of the Reynolds Game Farm along Gam

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon, Stevenson Rd game farm

2021-01-03 Thread Jay McGowan
Tristan Herwood just found an immature gray GYRFALCON around the pheasant pens of the Reynolds Game Farm along Game Farm Road, Dryden/Ithaca town line. It's currently perched on fences in the game farm with vultures and Red-tailed Hawks, but was circling and hunting pheasants earlier. It looks to

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon, Cornell arboretum

2020-11-29 Thread Jay McGowan
. Jay -- Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY jw...@cornell.edu -- 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-archi

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goldeneye Sheldrake Pt

2020-11-18 Thread Jay McGowan
mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > --

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park waterfowl

2020-10-29 Thread Jay McGowan
Highlights this morning include a continuing group of BLACK SCOTERS well offshore, 19 birds today, as well as at least seven Surf Scoters near the lighthouses, and a female White-winged Scoter and a Red-necked Grebe in with the coot and scaup flock just offshore. A single Brant continues on the

[cayugabirds-l] Summer Tanager, Durland Preserve

2020-10-26 Thread Jay McGowan
Cullen Hanks and Ash Ferlito just found a female-plumaged SUMMER TANAGER at the Durland Preserve in Ellis Hollow, in the scrub island in the third field, around here: (42.4365048, -76.3950248) Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin and Greater Yellowlegs, Myers Point

2020-10-16 Thread Jay McGowan
Both foraging on spit at Myers this morning. Black-bellied Plover was calling overhead earlier but never stopped down. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] American Avocets, Myers Point

2020-09-29 Thread Jay McGowan
Three AMERICAN AVOCETS flew in to land at the end of the spit at Myers Point around 7:30 and are still present now at 8:30. A Semipalmated Plover is also present along the rocky shore of the parking area at the point. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks, Montezuma NWR and Dryden

2020-09-09 Thread Jay McGowan
Meanwhile, the single LACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK at Hile School Road here in Tompkins County was still present this morning, in the second pond north of the road, mostly obscured behind the dike separating the ponds. Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@c

[cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed Jaeger over Northeast Ithaca tonight

2020-09-08 Thread Jay McGowan
. Checklist with more details, as well as some very poor photos (phone through binoculars): https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S73362969 Pretty bizarre, but a good reminder to keep an eye out at all times—and always carry a camera. -- Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black bellied whistling duck

2020-09-07 Thread Jay McGowan
Ah sorry, thought Anne's post had location. Hile School Road near Freeville. On Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 7:03 AM Laura Stenzler wrote: > Where? > > Laura > > Laura Stenzler > l...@cornell.edu > > On Sep 7, 2020, at 6:57 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: > >  > The BLACK-BELLIE

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black bellied whistling duck

2020-09-07 Thread Jay McGowan
The BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK is still present this morning, sitting on a small stump near the beaver lodge pn the north side of the road. Louis Hicks had a sighting of one and possibly two birds he strongly suspected were whistling-ducks at this spot on Aug 10, so it's entirely possible this

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Sanderlings

2020-09-01 Thread Jay McGowan
Two juvenile Sanderlings are on the spit at Myers this morning. They flew south at one point but ended up back at the end of the spit. Not as exciting as the two RED KNOTS Tim Lenz just found on the beach at Seneca Lake SP, but still nice to see. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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

2020-08-28 Thread Jay McGowan
A juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER found by Cornell students last night just before the storms hit continues on the spit at Myers Point this morning. The Sanderling it was hanging out with last night is not in evidence. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Little Blue Heron (imm) OOB

2020-08-10 Thread Jay McGowan
irds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornitholog

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus shorebirds

2020-08-10 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, I stopped at East Road at Montezuma NWR last night just before sunset, and although I didn't quite have time to do a thorough scan, the shorebird array was quite impressive. Peeps and yellowlegs numbered in the several hundreds, and other species I was able to pick out included RED-NECKED

[cayugabirds-l] NYSARC and eBird

2020-07-30 Thread Jay McGowan
. Good birding! Jay -- Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu -- 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

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

2020-07-24 Thread Jay McGowan
is distinctive but not conspicuous, though it does carry a good distance, luckily. It stayed distant last night but this morning I was able to get a look at the bird and a better recording: https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S71773101 Cheers, Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Salmon Creek Cerulean Warbler, Lansing sparrows

2020-06-12 Thread Jay McGowan
on them today, but recently some of us have had up to three singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS in the fields on either side of the north end of Scofield Road, also in Lansing. Cheers, Jay -- Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Franklin's Gull; Montezuma shorebirds

2020-06-02 Thread Jay McGowan
This morning I was in the right place at the right time as a transitional FRANKLIN'S GULL dropped onto the spit at Myers Point for half an hour to preen before heading back out onto the lake. It has not been reported again. https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S69964335 This evening I checked a

[cayugabirds-l] probable Yellow-throated Warbler, Michigan Hollow

2020-05-27 Thread Jay McGowan
marsh, but it was reported not too long ago. American Bittern and a high number of Marsh Wrens are still around. Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirdi

[cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstone, Myers Point

2020-05-15 Thread Jay McGowan
An adult Ruddy Turnstone is foraging on the spit at Myers Point. No other storm birds in evidence. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoter, south end of Cayuga

2020-04-29 Thread Jay McGowan
A male SURF SCOTER is on the lake, WNW from East Shore Park. New arrivals up at Myers Point this morning included ORCHARD ORIOLE and WARBLING VIREO. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Albino Green-winged Teal

2020-04-05 Thread Jay McGowan
I'm looking at this bird now. It is almost the same size as nearby GW Teal, but the proportions seem different, and the bill is very yellow. I'm inclined to think it's a small domestic Mallard, maybe a call duck. Jay On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 11:25 AM Alicia wrote: > Here's

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe

2020-03-23 Thread Jay McGowan
igurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your obser

[cayugabirds-l] Black-headed Gull, Stewart Park

2020-02-17 Thread Jay McGowan
After a weeklong absence, the adult Black-headed Gull was seen again at Stewart park by Ken Rosenberg yesterday morning, but then not relocated the rest of the day. I just re found it on the ice edge off the east end of Stewart Park, and it just flew off with the other gulls to land alone out on

[cayugabirds-l] Mallard x Northern Pintail hybrid, Myers Point

2020-01-23 Thread Jay McGowan
: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/37262811 Redhead x Ring-necked: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/48908031 And the always subtle Canvasback x Redhead: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/144299911 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/39968611 Cheers, Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe? Willard Park 8:30 this am

2020-01-13 Thread Jay McGowan
> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Librar

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck, Ithaca

2020-01-11 Thread Jay McGowan
I just found a male TUFTED DUCK in the flock of many thousand Aythya, mostly Redheads, at the far SW corner of Cayuga Lake, viewed from pulling off on Rt. 89 or from the shore of Hog Hole (Alan Treman State Marine Park). A male Redhead x scaup hybrid is also present in the flock. Jay --

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike, Caroline

2019-12-26 Thread Jay McGowan
Gary and I just saw the NORTHERN SHRIKE that Glenn Wilson found on Route 79 in Caroline yesterday. It was perched up in a few different trees along a hedge row in a small field on the south side of the highway just east of Pacific Road, here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Loy81Dotgp3P4oYJA Jay McGowan

[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon event at south end

2019-11-28 Thread Jay McGowan
At least 24 birds on the water in three middle of the lake with more coming in high from the south. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park waterfowl

2019-11-02 Thread Jay McGowan
Nothing unusual but a decent selection of waterfowl at Stewart Park in Ithaca this morning: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S6359 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Forster's Tern, Brant, Dunlin

2019-10-31 Thread Jay McGowan
Highlights so far this morning at Myers Point are a juvenile Forster's Tern that flew by going south but is now back and circling around the point, looking like it might land. Also a flock of about 85 Brant moving south, a Greater Yellowlegs and a Dunlin on the sandbars north of the spit, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots O Loons

2019-10-28 Thread Jay McGowan
m> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please subm

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin, South End

2019-10-26 Thread Jay McGowan
A Dunlin is currently foraging on the red lighthouse jetty in Ithaca, in between the cormorants and gulls. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bay-breasted vs blackpoll

2019-09-15 Thread Jay McGowan
Jared, These are indeed both typical Bay-breasted, in case you had any doubts. Undertail color seems to be pretty variable, as is the intensity of yellow on the underparts, as in most fall warblers and vireos. Jay On Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 7:16 PM Sue Phillips wrote: > I believe that’s a Pine

[cayugabirds-l] Myers shorebirds

2019-08-28 Thread Jay McGowan
A little late now, but the morning rains brought a small fallout of shorebirds to the spit at Myers Point, which included a very rare-for-the-county juvenile STILT SANDPIPER, along with a Sanderling and other more expected species. Unfortunately, most of the birds departed around 8:30 and did not

[cayugabirds-l] White Ibis, Montezuma NWR

2019-08-28 Thread Jay McGowan
GULL and AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN were also present, along with a wide assortment of ducks and shorebirds. Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Great Egrets, Thomas Rd.

2019-07-12 Thread Jay McGowan
Six Great Egrets were foraging in the pond along Thomas Road in Brooktondale just south of the B at 11:30. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lawrence's Warbler, Teeter Pond, Schuyler Co.

2019-06-13 Thread Jay McGowan
it wasn't very vocal or cooperative, we were able to get a couple of recordings of it. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S57314462 -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[nysbirds-l] Black-necked Stilt, Montezuma NWR

2019-05-22 Thread Jay McGowan
the spillway or looking east from the north end of the Thruway Pools (beginning of last stretch of drive). Many hundreds of Dunlin and peeps were also present, along with White-rumped Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, and reportedly a Wilson's Phalarope earlier in the day. Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Townsend's Warbler, Cayuga Co.

2019-05-02 Thread Jay McGowan
An immature male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER found earlier by Dave Wheeler is still present now (5:25pm) at West Barrier Bar park (across the channel from Fairhaven Beach) in northern Cayuga County. Currently on east side of small pond in the middle of the park. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Common Gallinule, Sapsucker Woods

2019-04-25 Thread Jay McGowan
The Common Gallinule continues this evening on the pond at Sapsucker Woods, sitting in brush along the dike that forms the southern border of the main pond, just west of two beaver-chewed trees and southeast of the main dead snag. May or may not be visible from outside the visitor center, but can

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, South Spring Pool, Montezuma NWR

2019-04-24 Thread Jay McGowan
Dave Kennedy reports he saw the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at South Spring Pool briefly this morning at 7:50AM, 25 yards west of the platform. Jay On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 2:50 AM Dave Nutter Gladys (& all), > Reading your report is almost like seeing the bird oneself. Lovely. Thank > you. I’ll add

[cayugabirds-l] Forster's Tern, Stewart Park

2019-04-14 Thread Jay McGowan
An adult FORSTER'S TERN was perched on driftwood just off the west end of Stewart Park a few minutes ago. It took off and foraged over the lake for a few minutes and is not in view at the moment but is probably still around. Quite a few Bonaparte's Gulls were visible farther out, as well as three

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-winged Turkey Vulture

2019-03-25 Thread Jay McGowan
w.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornitholog

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Green-winged Teal

2019-03-24 Thread Jay McGowan
at Knox-Marcellus marsh. Seen by 4 of us from the small parking area. Bill Howe whhow...@gmail.com ___ GeneseeBirds-L mailing list - geneseebird...@geneseo.edu https://mail.geneseo.edu/mailman/listinfo/geneseebirds-l -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese; Eurasian Green-winged Teal at Morgan Road.

2019-03-23 Thread Jay McGowan
.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw..

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon, Catharine Creek Marsh

2019-03-20 Thread Jay McGowan
Reuben Stoltzfus reports a group of birders looking from Rock Cabin Road in Watkins Glen on Monday had a male Eurasian Wigeon out in the marsh from the tower. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon, Seneca Co.

2018-12-16 Thread Jay McGowan
An immature gray Gyrfalcon was sitting on a phone pole on Rt. 89 south of 5&20, just south of the Cayuga/Seneca canal at the northwest corner of Cayuga Lake an hour ago. Now being reported eating a Mallard in the field west of the road. https://goo.gl/maps/f47YKEfRTiD2 -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Common Redpolls - YES!

2018-12-08 Thread Jay McGowan
to drift farther south. The Snow Bunting flock that is often associated with the redpolls now numbers around 275 birds, with a handful of Horned Larks and a couple (as many as 5 reports) LAPLAND LONGSPURS around the edges. This is all along the slope at the east end of Mount Pleasant Road. Jay McGowan

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls, Yellow Barn

2018-11-17 Thread Jay McGowan
We just had a flock of 18 or so COMMON REDPOLLS on the road at the crest of the hill on Yellow Barn Road, Dryden. Earlier this morning, a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was the highlight at Myers Point. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Brant, Cass Park

2018-10-19 Thread Jay McGowan
Another on the red lighthouse jetty, along with two Dunlin. On Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 4:46 PM Jay McGowan wrote: > Six adult BRANT are foraging on the softball fields at Cass Park with a > couple hundred Canada Geese this evening. > > Jay > -- Cayugabirds-L

[nysbirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit, Montezuma NWR

2018-10-07 Thread Jay McGowan
section occasionally. Jay McGowan Ithaca, NY -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk perched in Sapsucker Woods, Sunday 9/16

2018-09-19 Thread Jay McGowan
p/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Red Knot, Myers Point

2018-08-30 Thread Jay McGowan
A juvenile Red Knot found by Jeremy Collison continues along the north side of the spit at Myers Point, Lansing as of a few minutes ago. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ruff, Montezuma NWR

2018-08-04 Thread Jay McGowan
in the evening light. We also saw the continuing juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in the ditch along the north side of Puddlers Marsh, not likely to be visible from public areas still in the area at least. Jay McGowan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings, Myers Point

2018-07-23 Thread Jay McGowan
On the heels of an impressive Sanderling invasion yesterday, two breeding plumage SANDERLING are currently on the spit at Myers, off and on with a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers. Turnstones, Whimbrel, and Red Knots have all been showing up on the Lake Ontario shore, so frequent checks of beaches

[cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Plover, Myers Point

2018-05-25 Thread Jay McGowan
A breeding plumage Black-bellied Plover is currently at Myers Point, on the spit for a while and now back on a log off the end of Salt Point. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstone, Geneva

2018-05-05 Thread Jay McGowan
A Ruddy Turnstone is currently on the beach by the bridge north of the Ramada in Geneva. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake Sunday

2018-04-29 Thread Jay McGowan
MERGANSERS, and 3 BUFFLEHEAD, as well as a late winter-plumage RED-THROATED LOON. From eBird reports, most of these bird were still around as late as 3:30. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45064226 Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Black Scoters, Dryden Lake

2018-04-14 Thread Jay McGowan
A pair of BLACK SCOTERS is currently in the middle of Dryden Lake, along with a Bonaparte's Gull and a small assortment of typical waterfowl. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Thayer's Gull, Stewart Park

2018-03-09 Thread Jay McGowan
this week, with increasing Lesser Black-backed numbers. Here is last night's checklist, with a few photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43490860 -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes, Dyden Lake

2018-03-03 Thread Jay McGowan
Two nonbreeding plumage RED-NECKED GREBES are currently sleeping in the middle of Dryden Lake. Not much else aside from numerous Common Mergansers. The compost was active earlier, with at least five Iceland Gulls, three Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and a Great Black-backed x Herring hybrid. Last

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake rarities today

2017-11-12 Thread Jay McGowan
CIFIC LOON. More details and photos of the grosbeak and cormorant here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40478420 Birders will certainly be looking for all three of these individuals tomorrow, so we will be sure to post if they are refound. Good birding, Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library C

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point: Black Scoter, etc.

2017-10-30 Thread Jay McGowan
Scoters and a Greater Scaup not far off the marina. Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC

2017-10-22 Thread Jay McGowan
Mark, This is the east spit at Fair Haven State Park on Lake Ontario, Cayuga County. On Oct 22, 2017 3:54 PM, "Joe DeVito" wrote: I apologize, I thought I sent it to Cayuga birds. The purple sandpiper was along the pier hiding beneath the break wall. It would come out for a

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Brant

2017-10-15 Thread Jay McGowan
Seven BRANT are currently feeding with Canadas on the lawn at the west end of Stewart Park. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoters, Myers Point

2017-10-15 Thread Jay McGowan
This morning two female-type SURF SCOTERS are hanging out just off the point at Myers. Otherwise it's quiet on the lake. Jay On Oct 11, 2017 8:27 AM, "Jay McGowan" <jw...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Two male SURF SCOTERS are out on the lake looking distantly to northwest > from

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