Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rust Blackbirds

2021-01-29 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I had a flock of about 15 blackbirds, most of which were Rusty at the Montezuma Audubon Center a week or two ago during a winter raptor survey. Certainly unexpected this time of year, but given how mild the winter has been in general, not unheard of. Nice birds and a welcome sight! Josh On Fri,

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip- West side of lake- waterfowl and winter raptors

2019-12-13 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hi all, Just a reminder I will be leading an afternoon - sunset trip on Sunday, December 15 on the west side of Cayuga Lake. We'll look for overwintering waterfowl along the lake shore, grassland birds (snow buntings, etc.), and try for Short-eared Owl and Snowy Owl at regular sites. Should be a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FLNF Grassland Enhancement Project open house, 11/22/19, in Hector N.Y.

2019-11-22 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Thanks, Gary and Greg, for sharing this! I cannot attend tonight's meeting at the Hector Ranger Station regarding the grassland proposal. I just got finished reading the "Scoping Information" details on the website. I fully support the goals of the project to restore the grasslands and improve

[cayugabirds-l] Black Scoter Watkins Glen

2019-11-13 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Female type black Scoter just north of Warren W Clute park. Also an early Common GoldenEye -Josh -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk at Montezuma 8/31 at 7am

2019-08-30 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Late reminder that we will be holding another guided shorebird walk along the dikes at Montezuma's Knox-Marcellus Marsh on East rd. We can meet at the Visitor center at 7am or at the East Rd. overlook at 7:15 before proceeding out onto the dikes. This is a great opportunity to get down into an

[cayugabirds-l] OT- Cayuga Bird Club trip tomorrow 5/4

2019-05-03 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
WhenSat, May 4, 7:30am – 4:30pm *Where: Finger Lakes National Forest- Teeter Pond* *No registration necessary- all are welcome.* . I will be leading an all day field trip in the Finger Lakes National Forest and possibly other sites in Schuyler County for a casual Schuyler County Big

[cayugabirds-l] escaped parrot seen in Finger Lakes NF

2019-04-04 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hey all, I was out birding the county line between Schuyler and Seneca Counties (Seneca Rd, just west of Vesa Rd.) and a bright red medium sized parrot of some sort flew across the road and perched in the low shrubs lining the road. I snapped a few photos, but they came out very dark and poor. The

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Pine Warbler

2019-03-30 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Just had my FOY Pine Warbler pass through my yard in Interlaken. Here they come! -Josh -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oswego River/harbor/marina birds on 2/4/19

2019-02-06 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
king eider continues in oswego harbor. just off port authority pier near old buoys on pier. Beautiful mAle. Thank for reporting t his life bird. On Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 12:56 PM Susan Gateley If it's on the way to Oswego you can also check out the channel at Fair > Haven via the West Bay road park

[cayugabirds-l] ID help? white winged gull sp. on Stewart Park ice edge.

2019-01-23 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hi friends, Sorry if this is an inappropriate venue for this question. I saw what I believe was a 1st winter Glaucous Gull on the ice edge at Stewart Park as viewed from East Shore Park. I have little experience with white winged gull species. Through the scope the bird was all white with light

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca County Redpolls

2019-01-23 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
a friend and I also saw the redpolls on Ovid-lodi townkine rd again today. they werr far south of the road and difficult to see south and west of the farmhouse, near some sumac. scope views. just now 1:45. there are about 20, probably more common redpolls on mount pleasant. the next hill east of

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls- southern Seneca County

2019-01-19 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I just got a call from Reuben Stolzfus reporting a flock of about 150 Common Redpolls and a dozen Snow Buntings in southern Seneca County. East of 414 and north of 96A on Ovid-Lodi Townline Rd. He did not have binoculars, so worth checking for Hoary Redpoll and Lapland Longspurs in the flock. He

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese heading toward count circle

2019-01-02 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Flock of about 800 just passed overhead in Interlaken heading south -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] "Gyrfalcon on mallard"

2018-12-16 Thread Joshua Snodgrass Poor digiscoped video from this afternoon of the Gyrfalcon eating a mallard. Uploaded from my phone, any audio is unintentional, and lots of wind noise. The Gyr also drove off a Red-tailed hawk in a spectacular aerial battle. Sorry I'm not tech savvy enough to reply

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon, Seneca Co.

2018-12-16 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Thanks so much for sharing, Jay! We were able to get the Cayuga bird club field trip up the lake to get great views! On Dec 16, 2018 2:27 PM, "Jay McGowan" wrote: > 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

[cayugabirds-l] Trip Summary of Montezuma NWR guided shorebird walk Aug. 4

2018-08-06 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hi All, First, my apologies for the delay in this trip summary. On August 4th, over 30 intrepid birders of all ages and skill levels came out for the first guided shorebird walk of the season at Montezuma NWR. We met at the Visitor Center and consolidated at the East Rd. overlook to head out on

[cayugabirds-l] Guided shorebird walk at Montezuma August 4th

2018-07-26 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hi all! Given the great variety of shorebirds seen at Montezuma in Knox-Marcellus recently, I inquired whether there would be any guided shorebird walks this year, and they offered me the chance to lead one! We will meet at the Visitor Center at 7am on Saturday August 4th (10 days from now) and

[cayugabirds-l] Summary of CBC Finger Lakes NF field trip

2018-05-06 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Today I led my first ever birding field trip for the Cayuga Bird Club to the Finger Lakes National Forest in (mostly) Schuyler County. Ten courageous birders met me at Teeter Pond at 7:30am for an all day trip through the National Forest to battle mud, mosquitoes, and multiflora rose in the search

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club field trip to Finger Lakes National Forest

2018-05-05 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hi all, Tomorrow, Sunday, May 6th, I will lead an all day field trip to the Finger Lakes National Forest. We will meet at the parking lot at Teeter Pond on Seneca Rd at 7:30am. The Finger Lakes National Forest has a great variety of habitats, from grasslands and grazing areas, to scrubland,

[cayugabirds-l] West side Cayuga Lake waterfowl

2018-01-20 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Today I joined Marc Devokaitis and Paul Rodewald for a section of Cayuga Lake's DEC Waterfowl Survey. We started at Taughannock SP North Point and went up to Vineyard Rd Ext (just south of Dean's Cove) up the west side of Cayuga Lake stopping at several small roads as well as CR 141 , Sheldrake Pt

[cayugabirds-l] Northern harriers Allen treman sp

2017-12-29 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Two northern harriers, male and female currently coursing over the field between the dog park and marina Good birding, Josh -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk kettle

2017-09-10 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Just had a loose kettle of about 62 Broad-winged Hawks traveling SW at a pretty good clip. Flew over my house here in Interlaken. Awesome sight to see! Best, Josh -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruff kipp Island

2017-07-10 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Ruff still present at Kipps island. 2:15pm. Keeps disappearing into the stubble, but reemerges. Seen with ruff poofed chasing a yellowlegs. Awesome bird! Tha KS for posting! Josh On Jul 10, 2017 9:23 AM, "Dave K" wrote: > > Ruff Cooperative until 9:15. Moved slightly to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help

2017-03-16 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
information that's available without much effort. > > Wesley > > > > -Original Message- > From: [mailto:bounce-121340368- >] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel > Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:24 PM > To:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help

2017-03-16 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
ore input. > > KEN > > > Kenneth V. Rosenberg > Conservation Science Program > Cornell Lab of Ornithology > Office: 607-254-2412 <(607)%20254-2412> > cell: 607-342-4594 <(607)%20342-4594> > > > On Mar 15, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Joshua Snodgra

[cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help

2017-03-15 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Hello all, I've been volunteering in the Finger Lakes National Forest checking on the condition of bird boxes for the new biologist there. He is currently updating the Regional Forester Sensitive Species list for the forest, and asked for my input on any birds that should be added to the list that

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged real mnwr visitor center

2017-03-08 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
:// On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Joshua Snodgrass <> wrote: > Present with GW real in visitor center pool. Today 4:25 > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.Northeas

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged real mnwr visitor center

2017-03-08 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Present with GW real in visitor center pool. Today 4:25 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese moving north

2017-02-20 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
2 FOY Common Grackles in with about 25 Red-winged blackbirds, and a few cowbirds today in my yard in Interlaken. Yay Spring! -Josh On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Laura Stenzler wrote: > Just had our first of the year snow geese fly north over our house on Hunt > Hill Rd,

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon continues

2017-01-18 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Gyrfalcon perched in tree over quarry on hoster Rd right now. 3:35 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Snow goose Flock heading south toward Ithaca now

2017-01-01 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
About 1500 or so snow geese just flew past Interlaken toward the count circle -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Imm northern goshawk

2016-09-07 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I just saw an immature northern goshawk on Mathews Rd in the finger lakes NF, near the avitrail 27 trailhead. Large accipiter- initially mistaken for a rtha given its perch in the open. But long tail with white terminal band and a conspicuous eyebrow stripe lead me to believe goshawk. It flew into

[cayugabirds-l] greater white-fronted geese lower lake rd. Cayuga Lake SP

2016-02-11 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
At least two, possibly 5 Greater White-fronted Geese seen this evening around sunset on Lower Lake Rd. just south of Cayuga Lake State Park on the west side of Cayuga Lake. Life bird for me! Other highlights include 1 Mute Swan many Tundra swans 3 Gadwall beautiful silvery males 2 Northern Pintail

[cayugabirds-l] Common nighthawk halls corners rd

2015-08-19 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Just had a common nighthawk flyover my yard on halls corners rd Interlaken heading south. Lifebird! Yardbird! Good birding Josh S. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Red throated loon continuing and osprey at Allen treman marina. 3:40pm

2015-04-02 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
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[cayugabirds-l] Mute swan smith park Seneca lake

2015-03-26 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Mute swan at smith park boat launch swimming north close to shore at 2pm -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] owl swoop

2015-02-26 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I was just standing on my back porch having a cigarette, when a small owl swooped in and banked away about five feet from me. Appeared light underneath, so I'm leaning toward Saw-whet owl for the ID (but I can't be sure). That was amazing. I had a Northern saw-whet owl here (main street in Tburg)

[cayugabirds-l] 15 Tundra Swans at Taughannock SP this afternoon

2015-02-11 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Groups of 4 and 5 visible simultaneously from North Point, another group of 6 at south cove, and a Kingfisher near the marina. Loads of Canada geese and mallards, and some mergansers further out. Also watched a hawk eating a duck for a while. Pretty sure it was a red-tailed hawk, but it was a

[cayugabirds-l] foster pond/ goshawk location

2015-01-15 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Heading west on Searsburg rd (Co. rd. 1), turn left on Potomac rd. (past Hector grazing association and Ballard Pond) to enter the Fingerlakes National Forest. Drive South on Potomac rd about a mile or so. The parking area for the Foster Pond area is directly across from where Chicken coop rd

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-15 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
-- Forwarded message -- From: Joshua Snodgrass Date: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:24 AM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co. To: Donna Scott Heading west on Searsburg rd (Co. rd. 1), turn left

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-15 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
/biblio/bib018 ). I don’t see a pressing concern here, personally. Kevin *From:* [mailto:] *On Behalf Of *John Confer *Sent:* Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:04 PM *To:* Donna Scott; Joshua Snodgrass *Cc

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-14 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I went birding at Foster Pond this afternoon, because high twenties feels like spring compared to the last few days. Past the frozen pond and down Backbone trail I ventured into the brushy field to get a better look at some waxwings when I flushed a Northern Goshawk from low cover. Life Bird! She

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca Falls Airport Snowy Owl

2015-01-09 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Snowy Owl still present at 2:30, slightly west of fenced antenna tower and closer to Martin rd. This was a life bird for me! Thanks to all who found and refound this bird! Also saw a Northern Harrier that flew low over the fields when I first arrived. Thanks again! Good Owling, Josh On Fri, Jan

re:[cayugabirds-l] scope suggestions

2014-11-20 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Thank you all for your helpful responses! My next project is trying out some of the models to see what feels right before dropping the money. I'll likely go with the Nikon ED50 as a moderately priced and portable option until I can save for something more elaborate. The back issues of Living Bird

[cayugabirds-l] OT. scope suggestions?

2014-11-19 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I stopped by the Hog Hole earlier today and saw my first Northern Shovelers in Tompkins Co as well as a bunch of other great ducks including Hooded Mergansers, scaup, redhead, bufflehead, ring-necked duck. However, since I don't yet own a scope, I'm sure I missed many more great birds too distant