[cayugabirds-l] BROWN THRASHER

2021-04-05 Thread Ken Haas
This morning I had a Brown Thrasher in my yard foraging in the leaf litter and along the back edge of the lawn. Ebird listed it as rare so I though I better get some pictures. Link below. I guess this might be an FOY for the basin. Sure is for my property. Ken Haas Mecklenberg https

Re: [cayugabirds-l] new vs. old niger seed

2021-02-20 Thread Ken Haas
e seed up a bit. If it’s in a tube feeder I’d recommend shaking >the feeder by turning it upside down a few times just to move the seed around >a bit inside. You’ll find that it will stay fresh a bit longer. Ken Haas > On Feb 20, 2021, at 1:21 PM, Carol Keeler wrote: > > Yes, I

[cayugabirds-l] A couple of winter finches

2021-01-29 Thread Ken Haas
is joining the increasing numbers of Goldfinches at the nyjer feeder. Luckily, they both appeared on one of my Project Feeder Watch count days! Ken Haas Mecklenberg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] eBird link for Golden-winged x Blue-winged hybrid

2020-09-10 Thread Ken Haas
Thanks to all who helped me out to get this link of my eBird list from today to everyone. And thanks to Jay McGowan who suggested I change the listing from "Golden-winged / Blue-winged” to “Golden-winged x Blue-winged hybrid”. Makes more sense and is more accurate that way. Ken Haas

[cayugabirds-l] Brewster's plus 10 other warbler species today

2020-09-10 Thread Ken Haas
away most of these migrants. Ken Haas Mecklenberg area -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Big brown bats .. Union Springs

2020-05-23 Thread Ken Haas
My BBB just made it’s first appearance tonight, too! Always glad to see it. Ken Haas Mecklenberg > On May 23, 2020, at 8:59 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote: > > Mine (West Danby) came out moments ago, at 8:52 pm. Only one so far... > > -Geo > >> On May 22, 2020, at 10

[cayugabirds-l] Willow Flycatcher

2020-05-11 Thread Ken Haas
was too slow and it don’t stay in one place long enough. It must be slim pickings for a flycatcher to get a meal these days. Ken Haas Mecklenberg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOY White-crowned Sparrow

2020-05-04 Thread Ken Haas
Just saw our FOY White-Crowned Sparrows on our property here, too. In fact, two adults are under the feeders now. Ken Haas > On May 4, 2020, at 11:41 AM, Ann Mitchell wrote: > > I just had my first White-crowned Sparrow at my feeder too. Nice wind they > came in on. > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2020-05-03 Thread Ken Haas
Like Stephanie, I too found my FOY Baltimore Oriole today. Also FOY Chestnut-sided Warbler. Plus, today is a 6 woodpecker day! That would be Downey, Hairy, YB Sapsucker, Red-bellied, Flicker and Pileated! I tried to list those in order of size. ;) Ken Haas Mecklenberg > On May 3, 2020, a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Ken Haas
, Chipping Sparrow, Phoebe, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Normally, PFW would end by the end of March. Ken Haas > On Apr 12, 2020, at 5:15 PM, Melissa Groo wrote: > > Our Towhee is back today (or at least this morning is the first time I've > heard him) here at our home in Ca

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOS

2020-03-23 Thread Ken Haas
Nice, Carol. I had 6 of them yesterday at my feeders, just in time to include them on Project Feeder Watch! Haven’t seen any since last Fall. Ken Haas Mecklenburg > On Mar 23, 2020, at 12:02 PM, Carol Keeler wrote: > > The snow just brought my first of the season male Purple Finch

[cayugabirds-l] My FOY Woodcock

2020-03-07 Thread Ken Haas
tomorrow Sunday March 8th, which was postponed from Saturday. We’ll meet at the Ithaca Children’s Garden parking lot in Ithaca at 9:00 AM. Please note the special start time of 9AM. We’ll car pool from there and be back about 12:30. Hope to see you there! Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Field trip NOT SATURDAY at 8...NOW SUNDAY at 9:00

2020-03-05 Thread Ken Haas
, I’m CHANGING THE START TIME FOR SUNDAY TO 9 AM...NOT 8 AM. So our field trip will run from 9AM to about 12:30 PM, SUNDAY, March 8th. Sorry for any confusion. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] West side of the lake field trip

2019-09-30 Thread Ken Haas
HI everyone! Please join me, Ken Haas, on Sunday, October 6th, for a half-day field trip on the west side of the lake. We'll meet at the Ithaca Children’s Garden at 8:00 am (near the big turtle) to car pool and will return around 12:30 pm. While there, we’ll walk up the Black Diamond trail

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Help with bird song?

2019-06-08 Thread Ken Haas
on the bird in his recording is a bit truncated from your bird's song. So, I agree with the others that a Dark-eyed Junco, Slate-colored, is my best guess, too. Ken Haas On Jun 8, 2019, at 4:49 PM, Barbara Bauer Sadovnic wrote: > Thank you all for the replies. > > Asher, Sandy, Laura,

[cayugabirds-l] Returning birds

2019-05-02 Thread Ken Haas
is bustin’ out all over”. Ken Haas -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Beginner walk at SSW this morning

2019-03-31 Thread Ken Haas
feeders this morning. Ken Haas -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ospreys are still rare. Here’s what might be mistaken for one

2019-03-18 Thread Ken Haas
due to the loud noises being made by the dump trucks constantly going in and out as they work on the dredged material near the nest. Ken Haas > On Mar 18, 2019, at 9:27 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > > Good points, Dave. I too saw that Bald Eagle yesterday at Stewart Park and > w

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red Wings and Grackles

2019-03-13 Thread Ken Haas
A single FOY Grackle and a single FOY Red-winged Blackbird at my feeders too, here outside of Mecklenberg. More to come, I’m sure. And probably very soon! Ken Haas > On Mar 13, 2019, at 11:40 AM, Judith Thurber wrote: > > Grackles in Liverpool today, too. I think it is spring.

[cayugabirds-l] Banded Redpoll at my feeder today

2019-01-12 Thread Ken Haas
to the fields at the intersection of Rt. 79 and Black Road this morning and did not see any there - Goldfinches or Redpolls. Ken Haas Rt. 79 just West of Meckelnberg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] empty lake - Stewart Park Friday observation

2019-01-05 Thread Ken Haas
fewer birds, but was pleasantly surprised to see the variety that I did. Ken Haas > On Jan 5, 2019, at 5:32 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: > > On the other hand, on Saturday morning (Jan 5th) as I drove down Rt 13 around > 915 am, I saw a large raft of ducks just off Stewart Park (with

[cayugabirds-l] Light morph Rough-legged Hawk

2018-11-25 Thread Ken Haas
My first RLHA of the season and right where I often see one most of the time during winter - the fields along Black Road near the intersection with Rt. 79 about a mile West of Mecklenberg. Also the first Am. Tree Sparrow at my feeders since they left last Spring. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday Walk on the West Side of the lake

2018-10-11 Thread Ken Haas
with light winds and temperatures in the low 40s to low 50s by the time we arrive back at the big turtle. Bring a scope if you have one and dress for the weather and walking in wet grass. All are invited to join regardless of experience level and membership status. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW

2018-06-04 Thread Ken Haas
) and looking again at her picture, I can only come to the conclusion of a Least Bittern. Has anyone else been seeing one over there? Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker and FOY Hummer

2018-05-11 Thread Ken Haas
a link in this email. My checklist number is S45553577. And of course, within minutes after seeing my FOY hummer, I put out the feeder for him. This afternoon, I saw he brought a lady friend to the feeder! Ken Haas at my home “Alder Pond” West of Mecklenburg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] new arrivals FOY

2018-04-25 Thread Ken Haas
This morning I was happy to welcome back two FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a singing Brown Thrasher to my yard West of Mecklenberg. Still hanging around are R.C.Kinglets and G.C.Kinglets, and a few more Purple Finches. Looks like I've got to stock up on sunflower seeds! Ken Haas

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Towhee

2018-04-03 Thread Ken Haas
A male Eastern Towhee was on my property outside of Mecklenberg late this afternoon. It made the “chewink” call softly and only once. An FoY bird for me. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Still hanging around

2018-03-24 Thread Ken Haas
This afternoon, Saturday, I saw 2 light Rough-legged Hawks on Black Road near the Rt. 79 intersection less than a mile West of Mecklenberg. This comes after seeing one two days ago at the same location. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] West side of lake trip - YES

2018-03-03 Thread Ken Haas
or membership status. Ken Haas -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock Peenting

2018-02-25 Thread Ken Haas
this evening, I walked down the road to the field and PRESTO! There he was and I could hear him peenting clearly. Thanks Dave. Looks like Spring is trying to poke through Winter’s shroud. Ken Haas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Scarlet Tanager

2016-05-07 Thread Ken Haas
HI all, A male Scarlet Tanager was singing in our yard this early AM. He was puffed up and looked cold. Probably wondering if he came back too early. Ken Haas .5 mile West of Mecklenburg on Rt 79 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http