Re: [cayugabirds-l] LOON MIGRATION ALERT

2020-11-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I had a total of 140 loons from Bluegrass Lane in Ithaca. All were far to the west, moving south in small groups of 5-20 birds. So, possibly also counted by others farther west than where I was. There were large distant flocks of blackbirds moving south, and a few other interesting flyovers

Re: [cayugabirds-l] GH Owl Singing

2020-10-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Linda, I've been hearing them too -- sounded like one was in my backyard or towards your yard, but if you hear it towards the school, those loud voiced carry far! KEN Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation Scientist Cornell Lab of Ornithology American Bird Conservancy Fellow, Atkinson Center for a

[cayugabirds-l] Warblers at Myers Point

2020-05-17 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
For those wanting some spectacular looks (and photo ops) of some warblers (Cape May, Tennessee, Nashville, etc) There are two flowering silver maples at the entrance to Myers Park (above the dumpsters) that are dripping w warblers all morning. Many down low. More diversity earlier but still a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning

2020-03-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
They did a similar thing right after 9/11, which might have been slightly more justified than today. Many birding locations, such as sewage ponds in Arizona, have remained closed to birders indefinitely -- for no good reason. The "authorities" look for any chance to exude their paranoia and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-headed Gull - credit where credit is due

2020-02-09 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thank you folks for finding this great bird, and Dave for getting the word out. I just want to suggest that since the BHGU was hanging with Ring-billed Gulls, and since this is an abundant gull in urban areas throughout Europe, I would keep an eye out for it at Wegmans or other parking lots

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Diurnal Migration on This Morning's Radar

2019-08-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
It would be great to know if diurnal migration of aerial insectivores can be reliably tracked – not just at the roosts. I had quite a few Bobolinks over the house mid-morning today (flight calls) – could also be making up part of the diurnal movement. KEN Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin and Scoters

2018-10-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There is a juvenile DUNLIN on Myers Point and a group of 4 SURF SCOTERS off the south end of the marina. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds

2018-06-11 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I made a rare trip to Danby area yesterday, and we had a male Northern Harrier over the wetland on Hillview Rd and the grassy capped landfill to the south. Not sure how close that is to Walding Lane. Also Virginia Rails in that wetland. Thanks Geo for keeping track of Acadian Flycatchers in

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [clo-l] Meet the Scientist in the Visitor Center today and tomorrow!

2018-05-11 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
FYI – for those interested in educational opportunities at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and a chance to find out about some very cool research on warblers in Central America. KEN Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation Scientist Cornell Lab of Ornithology American Bird Conservancy

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warblers persisting

2018-04-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Yet another male PINE WARBLER, and a YELLOW PALM WARBLER, are flycatching this afternoon from the edge of Sapsucker Woods pond, near the feeder garden. Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation Scientist Cornell Lab of Ornithology American Bird Conservancy k...@cornell.edu Wk:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Glaucoma Gull

2018-01-08 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Given the number of times my phone has autocorrected this species name, we might as well change the name to Glaucoma Gull! Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation Scientist Cornell Lab of Ornithology American Bird Conservancy k...@cornell.edu Wk: 607-254-2412 Cell:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Juvenile Golden Eagle?

2018-01-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There was also a beautiful dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at that same location on Dodge Rd around noon today- this bird would also look superficially like an imm Golden Eagle. Ken Sent from my iPhone > On Jan 7, 2018, at 1:59 PM, "tfr...@twcny.rr.com" wrote: > > It

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

2017-09-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
We also noticed a very large number of painted lady butterflies today – in Seneca County. Mostly in overgrown fields of goldenrod and aster. Also many monarchs – migrating and in the fields. Ken Rosenberg Applied Conservation Scientist Cornell Lab of Ornithology American Bird Conservancy

[cayugabirds-l] GoldenPlover at Myers Point

2017-08-28 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The American Golden-Plover is still giving fabulous views in the mouth is Salmon Creek at Myers Point- on the gravel bars in the creek, not on the spit. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruff updates?

2017-07-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I looked at Eaton around noon and at Kipps around 2 pm. Few birds and lots of heat waves, but doesn't mean it's not back in the corn stubble somewhere. Ken Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 16, 2017, at 12:43 PM, Matthew Medler wrote: > > Has anybody seen (or looked for) the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper

2017-05-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Nice to know they are still there. We've missed them the past few times, including on the Big Day. Ken Sent from my iPhone > On May 20, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Birding wrote: > > 1 Upland Sandpiper in grassy path at intersection of sunrise blvd and Richard > Amidon Ave in

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Seneca Big day: Little Gull, fallout waterbirds, etc (long)

2017-05-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
: Logan Kahle <lo...@archive.org<mailto:lo...@archive.org>> Date: May 15, 2017 at 4:33:12 AM EDT To: "Kenneth V. Rosenberg" <k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu>>, Niles August Kramer <na...@cornell.edu<mailto:na...@cornell.edu>>, <jw...@cornell.e

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Any RB Mergs at Aurora?

2017-04-08 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Marie, might be too late, but if you head over to Lodi Pt on Seneca Lake, there were many close Red/breasted there. Ken Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 8, 2017, at 7:51 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: > > Hi all, > > I'm thinking of heading to Aurora tomorrow in search of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Photos of Little Gull Dorchester Park Broome County 4/6/17

2017-04-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Nice - thanks Dave. I hope it's there (and accessible) in a couple of hours Ken Sent from my iPhone On Apr 7, 2017, at 1:31 AM, David Nicosia > wrote: see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35739589 Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L

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

2017-03-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
, or is going through a formal process to update their list, I would be happy to provide more input. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Mar 15, 2017, at 12

[cayugabirds-l] N Shrike Seyboldt Rd

2017-01-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
For all those searching for the Gyrfalcon now, there is a consolation Shrike perched in hedgerow east of Canoga X Seybodt Rd. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

2017-01-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
thanks for the report, Marty — have you found any Short-eared Owls north or Trumansburg this year?? KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Jan 6, 2017, at 8

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Fri 11/18

2016-11-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Nice shot, Mark! Looks like the Lesser I saw on the Jetty last weekend. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Nov 18, 2016, at 7:42 PM, Mark Chao > wrote: I believe that I found four gull species, including a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL apparently entering its

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Ravens, Cattle Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Rough-legged Hawks

2016-11-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Haven at 11:30 am, as well. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Nov 13, 2016, at 7:27 PM, Michael Tetlow <metet...@gmail.com<mailto:metet...@gmail

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Please get permission to see Booby from "Townline Road"

2016-09-22 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
face visible occasionally when it lifted it’s head. Thanks everyone for continuing to post updates on this list and the RBA alert. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Batman/Robin in Sapsucker Woods, Sat 7/2

2016-07-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Holy avian hallucinations, Batman! Sent from my iPhone On Jul 2, 2016, at 12:30 PM, Mark Chao > wrote: This morning I saw one of the more amazing things I've ever seen in Sapsucker Woods. (But I take no offense if you think it's just plain weird...)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebirds

2016-07-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Fall shorebirds already-- nice! Several Ruffs, Rufous-necked Stint elsewhere already too. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Jul 2, 2016, at 10:10 AM, Jay McGowan > wrote: A gorgeous alternate female WILSON'S PHALAROPE is currently out on the flats in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stilt updates ?

2016-06-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Gary reported it on the RBA text alert 18 minutes ago….. I say go for it! Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:34 PM, Nancy Cusumano <nan

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Garganey RBA at Knox Marcellus Marsh

2016-06-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The Garganey has been relocated at Knox-Marcellus and is being seen by many (but not me). I believe from not Towpath and East Rd. Ken Sent from my iPhone > On Jun 5, 2016, at 10:53 AM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: > > Jay McGowan just RBA'd a drake Garganey in Knox-Marcellus

[nfc-l] fantastic night flight calls

2016-05-26 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
a night owl, get out there and listen! KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirdi

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point shorebirds

2016-05-25 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 DUNLIN, and 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were on the spit at Myers Point, but all took off to the north before 6 am. It is worth checking this spit as many times as possible during these last days of May. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Etna: House Wren

2016-04-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
They arrived in the 'Northeast Ithaca' neighborhood yesterday and apparently on West Hill on Thursday. A surprise BROWN THRASHER was double scratching in the garden with the many White-throated Sparrows yesterday, and PINE SISKINS at our feeders yesterday and today. Ken Sent from my iPhone

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible leucistic Canada at SSW

2016-03-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I saw that goose by the horse farm on Blugrass Lane yesterday. Very large and whitish, but with some "wild-type" markings. Looked mostly domestic but obviously flying around with Canadas. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Mar 14, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Brad Walker

Re: [cayugabirds-l] please keep reporting Western Tanager

2016-03-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
in my eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S2757 this bird does seem to be in active molt, with adult-male plumage coming in especially on the face, wing coverts, and back. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607

[cayugabirds-l] Longspurs on Lansingville rd.

2016-01-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in large Horned Lark and Snow Bunting flock on Lansingville Rd right now- 2:40. Fairly close to road, nice viewing conditions in the sun. Ken Rosenberg Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck, northern Cayuga Lake

2016-01-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
shore. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Jan 16, 2016, at 9:51 PM, Jay McGowan <jw...@cornell.edu<mailto:jw...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Early t

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca City ban on hunting

2015-11-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi everyone, The following media release was sent to a number of outlets today — this should clarify any uncertainty on the part of the City. KEN -- Forwarded message -- From: "Jamie Williamson" > Date: Nov 16,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Missing from this exchange is the fact that it was DEC's top waterfowl biologist, in consultation with the DEC office in Cortland, who recommended that the easiest way to resolve the human conflicts was to enforce the already existing ordinance passed by the City of Ithaca, but not recently

Re: [cayugabirds-l] guns at Stewart Park

2015-11-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
to participate (not help organize) such a forum. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Nov 13, 2015, at 8:46 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <c...@cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Roots Cayuga wetland project

2015-11-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
will have other ideas. If I recall correctly, John Dennis is involved with the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, and he may be able to offer suggestions as well. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin at Myers Point

2015-10-24 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There are currently 2 DUNLIN on the gravel island in Salmon Creek at Myers Park. Also 3 HORNED GREBES off East Shore Park. Nothing much else out there today. KEN Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Freese Road Dickcissel etc.

2015-10-11 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thanks Suan, nice shots. boy that Dickcissel was a dull one …… KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu<mailto:k...@cornell.edu> On Oct 11, 2015, at 11:21 PM, Suan Yong <suan.y...@

[cayugabirds-l] Sanderling Myers Pt.

2015-09-30 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Juvenile Sanderling continues at Myers Point- on the small beach at base of lighthouse, not main spit. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] GHO calling from game farm road

2015-09-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I hope everyone knows about the Super Blood Lunar Eclipse starting right now- usually Meena is the one to alert us :) Ken Sent from my iPhone On Sep 27, 2015, at 8:00 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal > wrote: I went to East Hill Athletic field to look at the

[cayugabirds-l] Brewster's warbler still at Salt Point

2015-09-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
This morning I had a gorgeous male BREWSTER'S WARBLER near the end of Salt Point, in a small chickadee flock with WARBLING VIREOS, NASHVILLE, and MAGNOLIA WARBLERS- undoubtedly the same bird reported there last week (by Ben Freeman?). Overall a very quiet morning with no shorebirds at Myers

[cayugabirds-l] Night heron, Lesser BB Gulls at Stewart Park

2015-09-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
So far at Stewart Park right now there is a BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON sitting conspicuously on a snag above the swan pen, and at least 2 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS floating offshore. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re:[nysbirds-l] Western Kingbird, Newfield

2015-09-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Tom Schulenberg and I looked unsuccessfully between 5 and 7 pm. We also searched nearby field areas south and east of the reported area and along E King Rd. Some other interesting birds in the area including a WILLOW FLYCATCHER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, 2 PINE WARBLERS, and a MERLIN. KEN Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Buff-breasted SP, etc at Puddlers Marsh

2015-08-30 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least 4 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS continue at southeast corner of Puddlers Marsh (end of Towpath Rd), along with small numbers of all the other expected shorebirds. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebirds

2015-07-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thanks for posting Jay — I’m planning on heading up late today or tomorrow morning. I assume you’re just getting to K-M about now?? KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Yard migrants

2015-05-04 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Singing BLACK THROATED GREEN, OVENBIRD, and RED-EYED VIREO in the Northeast Ithaca backyard this morning, along with sev RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS and a silent WINTER WREN. KEN Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle, other high migrants

2015-04-30 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
HARRIERS, 8 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, and a flock of 8 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS. In the yard was a flycatching YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and a wing-flicking HERMIT THRUSH, but none of the bright-colored migrants seen by others. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science

[cayugabirds-l] Mountain Birdwatch needs volunteers

2015-04-29 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Vermont Center for Ecostudies P.O. Box 420, Norwich, VT 05055 (802) 649 1431 x7 jsc...@vtecostudies.orgmailto:jsc...@vtecostudies.org __._,_.___ Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k

[cayugabirds-l] loons and Broad-wings

2015-04-22 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
While taking a late lunch on my back deck (northeast Ithaca), I watched a small kettle of 4 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS moving through a patch of blue sky, and at least 8 different COMMON LOONS barreling north just under the clouds. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Avicaching and spring arrivals

2015-04-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
By visiting eBird avicaching sites in the past 2 days, I've managed to see many new spring birds, while providing valuable data from poorly covered habitats and areas. (See eBird.org). A VESPER SPARROW was singing today at the corner of Collins Rd and Asbury Rd. In West Dryden/Lansing. At the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Directions for GHO, Newman

2015-04-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There are probably several vantage points, but what I did was walk about halfway out to the Jetty Woods from the golf course clubhouse and look towards the east until you see the big stock nest near the top of a bare tree- the one with the owl sitting on top. If you continue on out through the

[cayugabirds-l] today's migrants

2015-04-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
PHOEBE “arrived” in my yard at 6:45 pm, announcing it’s presence loudly. Surprisingly, I did not see a single goose. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] migration tonight

2015-03-24 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Lots of geese still coming over Ithaca now bit all Canadas. In the late afternoon many flocks of 100-200 SNOW GEESE, totaling 2300, passed over Bluegrass Lane in NE Ithaca - I picked out a single, very all ROSS's among the flocks. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Mar 24, 2015, at 11:15 PM, Dave

Re: [cayugabirds-l] South winds? Really?

2015-03-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I noticed the same thing — thanks for saving me from another cold and bird less skywatch! KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Mar 16, 2015, at 12:06 PM, Laura

[cayugabirds-l] Am pipits

2015-03-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Among the few early spring birds at Bluegrass Lane (by Equine Lab, northeast Ithaca) this morning were 2 AMERICAN PIPITS and 2 KILLDEER. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant

2015-03-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
! KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Mar 10, 2015, at 1:11 PM, Susan Fast sustf...@yahoo.commailto:sustf...@yahoo.com wrote: I went up to Mt. Pleasant after my morning

Re: [cayugabirds-l] robins

2015-03-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Today is the day — Mt. Pleasant anyone? Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Mar 10, 2015, at 8:58 AM, Susan Fast sustf...@yahoo.commailto:sustf...@yahoo.com wrote: Just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers

2015-03-01 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
In addition to the great list of birds off Myers Point, among the nice diversity of other waterfowl, I picked out a hybrid male RING-NECKED DUCK X SCAUP in the small open water hole off Lagoda Point-- sharply demarcated gray back and clean white sides, with the curved demarcation dipping lower

Re: [cayugabirds-l] No Gyrfalcon, Yes Snowy Owls and Rough-legged Hawk

2015-02-28 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thanks for these tips, Mike. For those driving around the Canoga Springs area today, the second SNOWY OWL mentioned below is sitting in a vast snow field just to the west of intersection of Yellow Tavern Rd and 96A. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Feb 27, 2015, at 8:58 PM, Michael Tetlow

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Around Icy Cayuga Lake Today Feb 28 2015

2015-02-28 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
It was indeed a beautiful winter day to be out birding. I spent from about 8:30 till 3 pm driving around the Canoga Springs area, scanning from many spots and running into lots of other birders, who as far as I know all came up Gyr-less. Besides the aforementioned SNOWY OWL and SHRIKE, I had a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aythya winter diet in Cayuga - what are they eating?

2015-01-25 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
My understanding is that the large flocks of Aythya ducks are related to the proliferation of exotic zebra mussels in the Finger Lakes- but I have to admit that I don't know the details or whether the different species feed on them to a different extent. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Jan 25,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] find a Barred Owl before midnight!

2015-01-01 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Fitz got one on Sapsucker Woods Rd right after the compilation, so we got one….. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Jan 1, 2015, at 9:23 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Warbler

2014-12-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Very cool, Bill! I'll definitely look for it while CBC scouting. I wonder if it has a warm spot to roost in Agway? Ken Sent from my iPhone On Dec 6, 2014, at 11:10 AM, Bill Evans wrev...@clarityconnect.commailto:wrev...@clarityconnect.com wrote: Tossing in a belated report of a Yellow

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese over Interlaken

2014-12-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
As I returned home after a long drive from Maryland this afternoon, I was also greeted by a small flock of SNOW GEESE over my house — just before the snow started to fall….. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342

Re: [cayugabirds-l] N. Gannet at Seneca Lake

2014-11-22 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I searched for several hours from several vantage points this morning beginning just before 10. No luck. Some other birds of note were 58 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and a late SAVANNAH SPARROW in a flock of juncos on the way up to Salt Point. Ken Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owl Bluegrass Lane

2014-10-25 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
it fluttering above us for a few seconds. Rumor has it, the switchgrass may get cut this weekend, so this evening might be a good time to check again. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Purple Sandpiper continues

2014-10-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
. A juv RED-THROATED LOON was swimming offshore of the spit fairly close, but flew north. The PURPLE PIPER gave incredible views in the early afternoon, almost walking across our feet on the north side of the parking area. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orange crowned warbler at CLO

2014-10-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There was another one this morning on the trail east of the Arrowwood Drive medical park (where the catbird wintered…..). KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Oct 10

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoter, Great Egret

2014-10-09 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
When I was watching the Cattle Egrets on Stevenson Rd about 9:30., I spotted an egret circling up high with the vultures — it turned out to be a GREAT EGRET, which then flew off to the northwest. Likely the same bird that appeared at Stewart Park soon after. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Jaeger at Myers

2014-09-30 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
With power out at work and hard rain falling, naturally I headed to Myers Point. Several hundred RING-BILLED GULLS were gathering on the spit, along with a small number of HERRING GULLS and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. As the rain abated, all the gulls took off and disappeared up the lake. A

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SABINE'S GULL @ Stewart Park

2014-09-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The SABINES GULL is still sitting on the water off Stewart Park at 4:20 pm - actually closer than it's been all day, with Ring-billed gulls. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Sep 13, 2014, at 12:46 PM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu wrote: Juv SABINE'S GULL on water from

[cayugabirds-l] WILLET Myers Point now

2014-08-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Giving close views along with a SANDERLING now - 5:30 pm Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] WILLET Myers Point now

2014-08-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I did send this post at 5:30 as I was watching the bird- don't know why it didn't arrive until 2 hours later. Sorry about that. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Aug 23, 2014, at 7:22 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: Giving close views along with a SANDERLING now - 5:30 pm

[cayugabirds-l] Com Nighthawks over Sapsucker Woods

2014-08-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Three NIGHTHAWKS flew south over the Cornell Lab of Ornithology parking lots at about 6:20 PM — I see that others are reporting nighthawks this evening as well on eBird. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Com Nighthawks over Sapsucker Woods

2014-08-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
In addition to the very large number Chris Wood just reported, I had another single COMMON NIGHTHAWK fly over my house about 7:30 this evening — only the second one ever from my yard. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls

2014-08-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Betwee 12 and 12:30 I had a fairly steady flight but the birds were very high up and calls were faint- I counted 22 VEERY, 11 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, 1 CANADA WARBLER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and about 20 unidentified warbler notes. Overall not too different from what Chris T-H heard last

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SEDGE WREN report, 14 Aug, Montezuma NWR

2014-08-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
a rough count of 58 just as a hard blowing rain began to fall, and our birding was over. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Aug 15, 2014, at 4:38 AM, Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian terns at Myers Point

2014-07-28 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
An impressive 30 CASPIAN TERNS waiting out the rainstorm at Myers Point. Only one juvenile among them. The only shorebirds I can find are two LEAST SANDPIPERS. KEN Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo flight calling

2014-07-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
— as described previously by Christ T-H and much earlier by Bill Evans. Strange birds. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] unusual song for downtown Ith

2014-06-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least a few Yellowthroats have been migrating later than I would have thought- on June 2nd just before midnight, one of the 3 migrants I heArd was a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT bursting into full song low overhead. They have never been local breeders in my neighborhood, and in fact this was only the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Etna, NY - Night Flight 5/26-5/27

2014-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Just listening by ear in my front yard between 10:45-11:30 last night, I had a similar composition of birds: 43 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 3 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, plus 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412

[cayugabirds-l] Thrush flight

2014-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There is an insane number of thrushes passing over Northeast Ithaca right now- my biggest spring flight I think. Over 80 Swainsons and 30 Gray-cheeked in the first 20 minutes if listening. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Night flight over Northeast Ithaca. 206 tarreyton dr. -- May 27, 2014

2014-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
kenrosenberg May 27, 2014 206 tarreyton dr. Nocturnal Flight Call protocol 0 km 55 Minutes Observers: 1 All birds reported? Yes Comments: Nocturnal flight call protocol. Awesome listening- my best spring thrush flight. 1 Spotted Sandpiper -- Loud and low flying 12 Black-billed Cuckoo --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] playback tapes

2014-05-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, I'm very glad that John Confer weighed in with a scientist's perspective on the use of playback, as this perspective is rarely heard in this oft-debated topic. I agree with John completely that the use of playback to attract birds, even during the breeding season, has little if any

[cayugabirds-l] Palm Warblers at Stewart Park

2014-05-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Yesterday afternoon, I saw at least 4 PALM WARBLERS at the swan pen at Stewart Park -- 3 were dull Western Palm Warblers and 1 was a very bright Eastern Palm Warbler, making for an excellent comparison of these two taxa that might someday constitute a new split. These were hunkering from the

[cayugabirds-l] Spotted Sandpiper Stewart park

2014-04-25 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
this morning I had my first SPOTTED SANDPIPER by the swan pen at Stewart Park. Nothing much else besides a few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS. On Tuesday I had a migrant FIELD SPARROW there, which flew up into a bush and sang a few weak songs. In both days there was an

[cayugabirds-l] House Wren

2014-04-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
First HOUSE WREN just started singing in my Ithaca yard. No migrating hawks yet. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] First Broad-wings

2014-04-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
After scanning the sky off and on all day , including over an hour at Mt Pleasant w hardly any birds, we just saw the first two BROAD-WINGED HAWKS migrating very high over my house in northeast Ithaca. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark

2014-04-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least three MEADOWLARKS back singing at the Ithaca airport this morning. Lots of early morning migrant flocks of blackbirds and robins and several flyover PURPLE FINCHES. At least 70 SONG SPARROWS singing and in flocks along the roads sides. Also 6 WOODCOCK calling in the predawn. Ken Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Golden eagle over Lab of O

2014-04-01 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
An adult GOLDEN EAGLE just circled over the Lab of Ornithology with a group of Turkey Vultures -- seen from my office window at 12:15. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu --

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant goose and other migration

2014-03-22 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I decided to check the migration from Mt. Pleasant today between 10:30 and 12:30. Flocks of geese filled the sky in every direction, but not as concentrated as yesterday's mid-day movement. I suspect that I missed much of the movement, especially of Snows as many flocks passed over as I headed

Re: [cayugabirds-l] I too see the Snow geese

2014-03-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
During a noon-hour meeting at the Lab of Ornithology, flocks passed by the window continuously -- Marshall Iliff dutifully counted roughly 18,800 birds passing in that hour! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon continues

2014-03-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
the male EURASIAN WIGEON was still on the ice edge at the SW corner of Cayuga Lake at about 12:30 today -- behaving much as Ben reported, walking up on the ice and not associating with the American Wigeons nearby. Difficult looks through the trees from Rt. 89, but a beautiful bird. KEN Ken

[cayugabirds-l] lansing roadside birding

2014-02-09 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
This morning I drove several roads in Lansing, looking for open country birds. Highlights were on Buck Rd: at #648, west of Van Nostrand Rd., I was surprised to see a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER hanging on a frozen apple in the crown of a heavily laden tree -- it eventually dropped off and flew

[cayugabirds-l] More Snowies

2014-02-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
For those traveling out of Syracuse, a very white SNOWY OWL was sitting on the Park N Ride'sign just south of the Tully exit in 81; and another is now visible sitting on an orange wind sock outside the passenger terminal at Syracuse airport. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Freeville yes

2014-01-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Right now perched on fence post in field northwest of Ed Hill Rd X 38. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

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