[cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip postponed to Sunday

2020-01-17 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
The Cayuga Bird Club field trip scheduled for Saturday Jan 18 has been 
postponed to Sunday January 19 due to weather.

On Saturday low temperatures and moderate winds will bring the wind chill into 
single digits.  Sunday will be warmer but still quite cold and breezy, so 
participants are urged to dress warmly.

Meet at the East end of Stewart Park at 8:00.  The trip will end at 12:30.


Ken Kemphues & Diane Morton

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[cayugabirds-l] Tomorrow's CBC Field Trip

2019-02-15 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Reminder:   Tomorrow's CBC Field Trip led by Matt Young will be meeting at the 
Lime Hollow Center For the Environment on McLean Road at 7:30 AM.

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[cayugabirds-l] surf scoter and red necked grebe

2018-04-15 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Surf Scoter and Red-necked grebes off of East Shore Park.

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[cayugabirds-l] Mulholland wildflower

2018-04-15 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Kinglet extravaganza along six mile creek.  Multiple mixed flocks of golden 
crowned and ruby crowned kinglets, also 2 Louisiana waterthrushes, 3 winter 
wrens and a blue-headed vireo.

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[cayugabirds-l] field trip postponed due to weather

2018-01-06 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Due to the frigid weather, the field trip scheduled for tomorrow, January 7 is 
postponed to next Sunday January 14.

Ken Kemphues and Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] CBC trip report from Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-14 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
CAYUGA BIRD CLUB FIELD TRIP REPORT:

Eight eager birders joined me searching for migrants through the Hawthorn 
Orchard today (Sunday, May 14).  Improving weather made for active birds and 
comfortable participants.  Overall, warblers were scarce but we saw or heard a 
good number of species including both year-round residents and migratory 
songbirds (ebird list below).  Early arrivers saw chimney swifts and barn 
swallows over the fields and heard an eastern meadowlark.  Entering the woods 
at the Northeast corner we found NASHVILLE  and WILSON’S WARBLER singing.  All 
participants got good looks at the Wilson’s, but the Nashville was only seen by 
a few.  Along the trail above the ravine we heard multiple LEAST FLYCATCHERS 
(or one that followed us), but they remained hidden from view.  The resident 
WOOD THRUSHES did not grace us with their melodies, but one announced its 
presence through calls.   A dead tree adjacent to the trail housed a pair of 
nesting red-bellied woodpeckers and below them in the ravine were a singing 
AMERICAN REDSTART and a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. The northwest corner as we 
approached the East Ithaca Recreation way gave us a female ROSE-BREASTED 
GROSBEAK, EASTERN PHOEBES and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS.  Although we seem to 
have missed the big push of migrants, all participants had a pleasant morning 
and most plan to visit the orchard again this week.

Ken Kemphues

Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, Tompkins, New York, US
May 14, 2017 7:37 AM - 10:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments: Cayuga Bird Club field trip led by Ken Kemphues.
38 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  2 Flying overhead before participants arrived.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Least Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  16
Gray Catbird  6
European Starling  15
Nashville Warbler  1 Heard 
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  10
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Eastern Meadowlark  1 Heard 
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  6
House Sparrow  10

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[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Reminder - Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-12 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
The Cayuga Bird Club will have a Field Trip to the Hawthorn Orchard this 
Sunday, May 14, starting at  8:00AM and ending by noon, perhaps before.  You 
can park at the Oxley Equestrian center parking lot and we will start in the 
field behind the building.

Warning: Boots, rain pants and rain coats should be worn.  Because the Spring 
has been especially wet and rain is expected Saturday, Saturday night and 
Sunday morning, the well-traveled paths of the orchard will be muddy and slick. 
 Your comfort and safety will be maximized if you wear boots, rain pants and 
raincoat.

As of Friday, the Hawthorns are in full bloom and although some interesting 
warblers have already been seen, we are still awaiting the big push of 
migrants.  Perhaps Sunday will be the day.



Ken Kemphues and Diane Morton


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[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 8, 2017

2017-05-08 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
In spite of a profusion of Hawthorne blossoms, the orchard was pretty quiet 
this AM.  However, one small mixed warbler flock came through with NORTHERN 
PARULA, NASHVILLE, YELLOW RUMPED and a single CAPE MAY WARBLER.

Full list below.

Ken Kemphues

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Date: May 8, 2017 at 9:59:39 AM EDT
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Subject: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 8, 2017

Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, Tompkins, New York, US
May 8, 2017 7:40 AM - 9:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Killdeer  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  4
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  26
Gray Catbird  6
European Starling  14
Nashville Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
White-throated Sparrow  23 Feeding on dandelion seeds
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  12

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[cayugabirds-l] Wood thrush

2017-05-02 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Wood thrush has returned to Hawthorn orchard

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[cayugabirds-l] American redstart

2017-04-28 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Came home from birding Hawthorne orchard to find an American redstart singing 
in the spruces.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 17, 2016 - 16 Warbler Species

2016-05-17 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
I can add to Chris’s Hawthorn list  2 Wilson’s warblers and 2 bay breasted 
warblers.  One of the Wilson’s warblers was called in by Chris’s spishing in 
the brush in the Southwest section (at least I assume it was Chris - I didn’t 
actually see him); the other was in the ravine in the northwest corner.  The 
bay breasted warblers were along the main path that parallels the ravine.


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On May 17, 2016, at 10:03 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes 
<c...@cornell.edu<mailto:c...@cornell.edu>> wrote:

Hawthorn Orchard
May 17, 2016
07:25
Traveling
1.50 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: I didn't expect to encounter much this morning, so was pleasantly 
surprised with the abundance of birds foraging throughout the Hawthorn Orchard. 
There appears to be plenty of food now throughout for the birds to gorge 
themselves with.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.0 Build 62

1 Chimney Swift
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Willow Flycatcher -- Single bird observed giving "whit" notes, no noticeable 
eyering.
7 Least Flycatcher -- These birds were scattered throughout; this number may be 
low.
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Philadelphia Vireo -- Observed singing northeast corner
2 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
6 Barn Swallow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Veery -- One bird was in the same area as the Indigo Bunting, just southwest 
of the northeast corner; the other bird was in the same area as the Ovenbird, 
in the central southern area.
1 Swainson's Thrush -- Easily visible bird foraging in the upper treetops of 
the hawthorns, just west of the northeast corner.
4 Wood Thrush
11 American Robin
14 Gray Catbird
6 European Starling

1 Ovenbird -- Single song burst in the central southern portion.
1 Blue-winged Warbler -- One singing male in the northeast corner
25 Tennessee Warbler -- Mostly males, a few females have moved in. Evenly 
distributed throughout the Hawthorn Orchard.
4 Nashville Warbler -- All in the southwest corner
7 Common Yellowthroat
6 American Redstart -- Males and females scattered throughout
3 Cape May Warbler -- All females in the top of the oak trees at the northeast 
corner.
2 Northern Parula -- Softly singing males. One in the northeast corner, one in 
the southwest corner
6 Magnolia Warbler -- Several singing males and at least one female mostly in 
the northeast corner and also in the southwest corner
1 Blackburnian Warbler -- Singing male in the northeast corner
8 Yellow Warbler -- Males and females scattered throughout
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler -- Singing male northeast corner
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler -- Singing male in the northeast corner
7 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler -- Foraging female along the east edge
1 Canada Warbler -- Singing in the northeast corner

6 White-throated Sparrow -- Along the gravel path from the East Ithaca 
Recreation Way to the ballfields.
3 Song Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager -- Calling, Northeast corner
5 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- Calling, Northeast corner
1 Indigo Bunting -- Bright blue male silently foraging just Southwest of the 
northeast corner
4 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
6 Baltimore Oriole
2 American Goldfinch
6 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 50

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[cayugabirds-l] eastern phoebe

2015-03-27 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Spotted an Eastern Phoebe on Dodge Road in trees just south of the stream 
crossing about noon today  (playing hooky from work).

Ken

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[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2014-05-12 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Hawthorn Orchard between 8-9AM was fairly quiet.  1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on the 
South side gravel trail; 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER in the brush where the trail opens 
up into the field, and  BAY BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN and NASHVILLE on the 
Northwest end in the open area just off the recreation trail.  Also another 
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH in the ravine.

Also, on Friday I lost my wallet somewhere.  Since I spent about 2 hours in the 
Orchard and environs that day, it may be in the grass or on one of the trails 
on the South side.  If you are visiting the orchard in the next couple of days, 
please check  out any any brown leather objects you might see  in the grass.

Thanks,

Ken

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