Re: [cayugabirds-l] Radar showing diurnal migration...

2013-03-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Very interesting Dave. I went out in my backyard (the dog has needs) at about 10 PM and midnight last night, and I heard Canada Geese almost continuously both times. Amazing to think of how many geese are really migrating! KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hammond Hill State Forest migration watch

2013-03-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
It's interesting to think that our coverage was so good in the Ithaca area that multiple groups were encountering the same birds. At Mount Pleasant, we had 2 NORTHERN PINTAIL in a large Canada flock shortly after 1 PM, and these were likely the same birds that passed over Hammond at 12:50.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Massive Geese migration north

2013-03-10 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Here too in Northeast Ithaca. Over 7,000 CANADA'S in a 1 hour skywatch with 3 CACKLINGS picked out. Also a nice low ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 3 PINE SISKINS and thousands of blackbirds. With the first raptors, I'll be heading up to mt Pleasant soon. Ken Rosenberg Sent from my iPhone On Mar 10,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sunset Park Migrants

2013-03-10 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks Brad and Tim for spotting and RBAing the G White-fronted Goose -- made for some spectacular viewing at Stewart Park in the mid-afternoon, with (besides great looks at the goose) a 2nd cycle and adult ICELAND GULL and a remarkable 7 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS (all adult or 3rd-cycle) in a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Great Black-backed Gull at compost banded in Maine last year

2013-03-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
ah, but if it was banded in July 2011, can it still be a first-cycle?? KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Mar 4, 2013, at 2:20 PM, Kevin J. McGowan

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday morning longspur, shrike, pintails

2013-03-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Tom Schulenberg and I birded up to Triangle Diner area this morning, and like others, found a single LAPLAND LONGSPUR with HORNED LARKS on Lake Ridge Road -- a dull streaky bird feeding very close to the barn on the west side of the road (not with most of the larks and SNOW BUNTINGS further

[cayugabirds-l] Airport Shrike, Rough-legged Hawks

2013-03-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This afternoon, I drove around some open-country areas near Ithaca and Dryden, hoping to pick up some field birds. I was rewarded right away by a NORTHERN SHRIKE behind the Ithaca Airport -- the bird (a crisp and frosty adult) was on top of a thin tree on Snyder Rd. directly across from the

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday nw corner of Cayuga Lake.

2013-02-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Sorry for the late post (seems to be more the norm), but yesterday I ventured up the west side of Cayuga Lake to where the ice edge lingers just south of Lower Lake Road. From a single vantage point, I spent more than 2 hours counting all the waterfowl and coming up with some spectacular

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Lots of redpolls

2013-02-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Although this is not a happy way to acquire such information, if folks are finding dead or dying redpolls (as often happens late in the winter during invasion years), all of these specimens would be very valuable additions to the Cornell collection, and ultimately could help (though

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted?

2013-02-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
We're there any searches for the Tufted Duck today - successful or otherwise? I'd like to hear about any leads on Aythya flocks to look through. Thanks Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA EARED GREBE East Shore Dr near Ithaca-La...

2013-01-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Eared Grebe now nicely visible from East Shore Park. 1:45 pm Sent from my iPhone On Jan 26, 2013, at 12:48 PM, 6072292...@vtext.com 6072292...@vtext.com wrote: CayugaRBA EARED GREBE East Shore Dr near Ithaca-Lansing line. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] N Saw Whet Owl in yard

2013-01-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At about 9:00, I heard some soft spontaneous whistled barking from an owl coming from the spruces in my Northeast Ithaca backyard. It didn't sound immediately familiar and I whistled a few imitations. It answered a couple of times, and then broke into a fast tooting trill, almost as fast as a

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: (Long comment) Exempt part of Cayuga Lake from hunting diving ducks

2013-01-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu Begin forwarded message: From: Mike Burger mbur...@cornell.edumailto:mbur...@cornell.edu Date: January 7, 2013 12:48:10 PM EST To: Kenneth Victor Rosenberg k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu Subject

[cayugabirds-l] N Shrike at Lab of O Woods feeders

2013-01-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yes, back to the birds (sorry for perpetuating a thread folks were tired of... but correct information is our most powerful tool) Yet another NORTHERN SHRIKE appeared briefly at the Lab of Ornithology's north feeders just before noon today -- possibly nabbing a bird and disappearing into a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] (Long comment) Exempt part of Cayuga Lake from hunting diving ducks

2013-01-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, This discussion threatens to escalate quickly and I hesitate to weigh in but here are a few comments for everyone to consider: 1. One of John Confer's main points is that making the direct connection between hunting pressure on Cayuga Lake and overall waterfowl populations is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-01-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I can finally join the redpolls finally club, as a flock of 10 or so descended on my paltry feeders in Northeast Ithaca. I've had none in my yard so far and none downtown on the CBC on the 1st -- they seem to finally be entering the more urban areas. My birds sampled the black oil sunflower

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Swan Penn

2013-01-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Wow -- nice find . Another bird I missed on the CBC -- undoubtedly hunkered down somewhere in the area and not responding to my pishing in the wind.. Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] white-winged, but not a scoter, poor thing

2013-01-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Just FYI, the White-winged Scoter I saw on the CBC Jan 1st was an adult male with a flock of goldeneye far to the north of the red jetty not apparent today. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, East Shore Sat PM

2013-01-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
The viewing conditions were excellent this afternoon from East Shore Park and Stewart Park. Although waterfowl diversity seemed lower today, it was a good day for picking out non-waterfowl waterbirds. Highlights included two RED-THROATED LOONS far to the northwest -- I wasn't sure if I was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Thank you Donna for correctly surmising that my quick late night email did not convey the message I had intended. I indeed was one of the counters who slogged through the day counting common birds (and looking for unusual species) -- albeit in the howling winds on the lakeshore rather

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Nice! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Jan 3, 2013, at 5:02 PM, Teresa Pegan wrote: Maybe it was an aix murder. Whoever is re-sponsa-ble should be brought to justice. Okay that

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swan count for CBC

2013-01-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
O.K. I was counting along the Inlet all afternoon, and had flocks of swans for much of the time -- some of them were circling back and coalescing over the south end of the lake, making it difficult to get accurate counts. It seemed like at least some birds were thinking of settling down, but

[cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In talking to Chris Wood some more today, I realized that he had seen several other species yesterday that were not found by official counters of the CBC -- really shows what kind of diversity a top birder can find when they are covering the whole area looking for target birds instead of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At dusk I stopped by Stewart park - the churning lakeshore was pretty bird less, but then I noticed the western sky filled with SNOW GEESE pouring in from the south. The skeins were flying north but drifting east over the lake, flying very strongly into the stiff wind. I'm sure I missed the

[cayugabirds-l] N Saw Whet Owl northeast Ithaca

2012-12-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
After whistling hopefully off an on in my yard since October, I finally got a response from a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL this evening around 11:45 PM. The snow had stopped and it was extremely quiet -- the distant reverberating toots were coming from the direction of Muriel St., possibly further to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Townsend's Solitaire continues at Sampson State Pa...

2012-12-14 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
And still there at noon. I was extremely lucky as it was the first bird I saw as I drove up and noticed a group of people looking up in a tree! thanks to Tim Lenz for checking this middle of nowhere spot and finding such a great bird! KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark, sapsucker

2012-12-08 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A couple more late lingering birds today - an EASTERN MEADOWLARK on King Rd and a calling Sapsucker at home this morning in NE Ithaca. Also a light phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on King Rd. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cackling Geese

2012-12-08 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
To continue my string of late-lingering December birds, the RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET is hanging in there for another week at the swan pen at Stewart Park. I also saw at least 3 CACKLING GEESE among the 1000+ CANADAs -- these may have been different from Jay's birds this morning, as mine were all

[cayugabirds-l] snipe, Savannah Sparrows

2012-12-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Late this afternoon, while walking the dog in the fields west of Bluegrass Lane in Northeast Ithaca, we flushed a WILSON'S SNIPE from a wet grassy area, and at least 2 (possibly 4 or more) SAVANNAH SPARROWS from the remaining patches of taller dry grass. These would be exceptional birds on the

[cayugabirds-l] Black Scoter, Ruby-cr Kinglet Stewart Park

2012-12-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Highlight today at Stewart Park was a single adult male BLACK SCOTER fairly far off the center of the park, and a late RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET with chickadees at the swan pen. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting gull at compost

2012-12-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
There was an interesting full at the compost piles off Stevenson rd this morning. I suppose it is a first cycle LESSER. BLACK-BACKED GULL but it seemed to be a bit larger and bulkier than nearby Herrings, which would not be right. I was fooled by one last year at Stewart park that looked big to

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park scoters, etc.

2012-11-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Sorry for the late post... An afternoon (3:30-5) check of Stewart Park produced a single male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and 4 female-plumaged BLACK SCOTERS on the white-capped lake among the 130+ RUDDY DUCKS and smaller numbers of BUFFLEHEAD, LESSER and GREATER SCAUP, AMERICAN WIGEON, GADWALL, AM

[nfc-l] nocturnal crow

2012-11-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At 10:30 this evening, I heard a single AMERICAN CROW flying over my house, calling -- very strange to hear one at night! I suppose it was a bird disturbed off its roost, but it was flying north to south against a fairly illuminated overcast sky. Is there any evidence of true nocturnal

[cayugabirds-l] Brant in the sky

2012-10-23 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I just heard a flock of BRANT migrating over Tareyton Drive in Northeast Ithaca -- 1:52 AM -- while taking out the garbage and recycling. Like so many barking dogs in the sky.. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nelson's Sparrow (Clay-colored continues)

2012-10-14 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Jay remains one step ahead of most of us, but the CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues to show itself into the late afternoon at Stewart Park -- in the weedy patch off the central pavilion. At least 2 WHITE-CROWNs are in this patch as well, and a LINCOLNs found by Tim Lenz. A single SURF SCOTER has

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday birds (so far)

2012-10-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
With the passage of this strong front, I headed to Cayuga Lake today around noon and watched from East Shore Park and then Stewart Park. Not much to report, actually -- the only possibly new arrivals were a flock of 7 male RUDDY DUCKS off the east side of Stewart Park. Still 30+ PIED-BILLED

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler; Marsh Wren still at Sapsucker Woods

2012-10-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at far parking lot at Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- just beyond chain fence -- abut 10:15 this morning. MARSH WREN apparently still around (near staff entrance) as well. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594

[cayugabirds-l] lunch hour migrants (+Common Tern)

2012-09-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I enjoyed a late lunch hour on my back deck (1-2 PM) today -- birds were definitely moving on the north winds. I saw at least 6 high-streaming BROAD-WINGED HAWKS (I'm sure I missed many), plus a migrating AM KESTREL, a low imm. BALD EAGLE, and a very high v of 30 CANADA GEESE. Anyone at Mount

[cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Fly at sapsucker woods

2012-09-23 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Olive-sidedFlycatcher on snag right off Sherwood Platform on Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods. 9 am Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Fly at sapsucker woods, etc.

2012-09-23 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
(cell) k...@cornell.edu On Sep 23, 2012, at 9:01 AM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: Olive-sidedFlycatcher on snag right off Sherwood Platform on Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods. 9 am Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle egret avocet godwits etc at Montezuma now

2012-09-16 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Cattle egret is on top of round low tree at back edge of Puddlers marsh 9:45 am. Also 4 Hudsonian godwits 1 avocet, 1 red-necked phalarope very distant from towpath. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebird Sunday

2012-09-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A quick mid-day report from towpath rd. where I spent most of the morning. Not a tremendous number of birds in the distant shallow flats, but light and viewing were good. Highlights we're single BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPIER, 4 RED-NECKED and 1 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 2 BAIRDS SP, 4 AM GOLDEN PLOVERS, 4

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 7 WILLETS on white lighthouse jetty! --D...

2012-08-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
They are still there at 4:15 PM. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 5, 2012, at 10:55 AM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edumailto:jw...@cornell.edu wrote: The seven juvenile Western Willets were still on the white lighthouse jetty at 10:30. Also, two Forster's Terms were flying around and perched on

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's sandpipers Fri eve.

2012-07-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I headed to Myer's yesterday evening, hoping for more unusual shorebird migrants. With a backdrop of one of the more spectacular sunsets I've seen in Ithaca, complete with double rainbow and light rain drifting over the lake, I counted more shorebirds than I think I've seen there before -- but

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] migrating cuckoos

2012-06-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I just heard a YELLOW-BILLED CI|UCKOO high over my house at 10:50 this evening -- giving the long K'OW K'OW call series. thanks for all the info and anecdotes on mid-summer calling in cuckoos, I am aware of the odd mid-summer calling and I have heard (mostly BBCU} on warm summer

[cayugabirds-l] migrating cuckoos

2012-06-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I was surprised to step out in my driveway (Ithaca NY) this evening and hear 4 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS in 15 minutes (3 in the first 5 minutes). Maybe caught the tail end of a migration burst, but at least some mysterious migrants are continuing to move at night. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation

Re: [cayugabirds-l] a few Sunday birds

2012-06-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
There was at least 1 CERULEAN on River Rd. near Mud Lock last year, although I did not hear one last weekend. They seem to still be numerous in all the traditional spots around Montezuma Refuge, though the refuge staff have noted their disappearance from the forest south of Rt. 5/20 west of Mud

[cayugabirds-l] a few Sunday birds

2012-06-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I was surprised to hear a PINE SISKIN over my house this morning -- further evidence perhaps that a few might be breeding in the area. At Myer's Point, there was a single SEMILPALMATED SANDPIPER on the lakeshore, and an ORCHARD ORIOLE singing by the park entrance. I birded up along Salmon

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary still at Myers.

2012-05-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Still there at 9 am, back and forth from willows between camping area and point across to Salt Point willows. Singing sporadically and softly. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Grasshoppers Sparrow Cherry rd. Lansiing

2012-05-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW singing loudly fairly close to Cherry Rd. just west of Ithaca airport. 9:30 am. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] more night migrants

2012-05-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I guess I was too tired to type last night -- sorry about that :) (gotta love those thrushees) KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On May 30, 2012, at 12:28 AM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: Quite

[cayugabirds-l] more night migrants

2012-05-29 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Quite a bit of birds are still moving overhead tonight. In 30 minutes beginning at 11:30, I counted 44 Swainson's Thrushees and 6 Gray-Cheekd Thrushrs over my hose in Northeast Ithaca. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian godwit etc MNWR

2012-05-28 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
HHUDSONIAN GODWIT at Benning Marsh early. Apparently not relocated. Lots of shorebirds at Towpath. Excellent viewing. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian godwit etc MNWR

2012-05-28 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On May 28, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: HHUDSONIAN GODWIT at Benning Marsh early. Apparently not relocated. Lots of shorebirds at Towpath. Excellent viewing. Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow- bellied Flycatcher In backyard

2012-05-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A Yellow- bellied Flycatcher calling 'chu-wee' from the spruces in my backyard at 1 pm. Also singing Blackburnian W. all morning. Still migrants moving through. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] more yard birds

2012-05-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Some more yard birds in my backyard in Northeast Ithaca so far today. The male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (still singing) was chasing another warbler, which turned out to be a female BLACKPOLL WARBLER. A few raptors are apparently migrating over -- a subadult BROAD-WINGED HAWK and a high circling

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated warbler PAIR

2012-05-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In sycamores at Ithaca city golf course. Same spot. More details later. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler PAIR at Ithaca City Golf Course

2012-05-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
8th time's a charm! With a brief window in downtown Ithaca before an appointment, I decided to give a listen at the sycamores by the 3rd tee of Ithaca city golf course (Pier Rd). Arriving at 8:20, I immediately heard the double-noted song of a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER out my car window -- it was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] at least one migrant left

2012-05-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
There are still migrants passing through my yard, so at least some birds are still moving. Yesterday I heard a singing YELLOW-THROATED VIREO (third one this spring), and today I had singing MAGNOLIA WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, and RED-EYED VIREO (none of these nest in my neighborhood). Last night

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fairground clarification

2012-05-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yes sorry about that. Empire farm days. I don't know why an early learned name - even if incorrect - is so easy to stick. Sent from my iPhone On May 21, 2012, at 8:59 AM, John and Fritzie Blizzard job121...@verizon.netmailto:job121...@verizon.net wrote: Thank you, Mark, for the clarification.

[cayugabirds-l] 4 Wilson's Phaleropes at Puddlers

2012-05-20 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
4 WILSON'S PHALEROPESare together at Puddlers Marsh Montezuma. 2 males 2 females. Otherwise same shorebirds as reported yesterday. KEN Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] other Montezuma highlights

2012-05-20 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Besides the 4 WILSON'S PHALAROPES (spelled correctly this time), here are some other highlights from my trip to the Montezuma area today. Shorebird habitat is the best I've seen it in spring, although it is a shame that viewing conditions are always too awful - 60X, heat waves, bad light -- to

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler, etc.

2012-05-16 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks for all the tips on finding a Mourning Warbler for our out-of-region guests (Department of Defense Partners in Flight group). Given our time constraints, I went with 8-yr old intel from my Atlasing days, and headed up to the top of Tehan Rd. at the edge of Yellow Barn State Forest. Sure

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl in Sapsucker Woods?

2012-05-16 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Another intel question -- has anyone still been seeing the roosting BARRED OWL in Sapsucker Woods during the past few days? We were not able to see it during Migration Celebration bird walks on Saturday, and will full leaf out, it is harder to see into the pines from the trail. If

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler territories?

2012-05-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Enough about ticks and rashes! Does anyone know the locality of any easily accessible Mourning Warbler territories in the Hammond Hill/Yellow Barn SF areas? There used to be an easy one at the power line cut at the top of Tehan Rd. and another along the south stretch of Yellow Barn Rd. I know

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler territories?

2012-05-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
remained out of my sight. Mark Chao -Original Message- From: bounce-58388044-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-58388044-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kenneth Victor Rosenberg Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:27 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mourning

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/11

2012-05-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a lone PINE SISKIN flying north over my house this morning, so maybe that's the one Mark saw. There were still the remnants of a migrant flock on Tareyton Drive near my house this morning -- 6-8 YELLOW-RUMPS, 1 AMERICAN REDSTART, 1 NASHVILLE, 1 YELLOW WARBLER, 1 singing RUBY-CROWNED

[cayugabirds-l] no Yellow-throated but yes Cerulean at Renwick woods

2012-05-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
When I got down to the Ithaca City golf course this evening (6:30-7:15), it was raining lightly but steadily, and I could not locate the Yellow-throated Warbler by sight or song. A loose group of 10+ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, with several singing, were moving around the sycamores and foraging in

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May etc. in yard

2012-05-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A quick walk around my yard and close neighborhood this morning turned up 2 male CAPE MAY WARBLERS (not singing but giving continuous high zeeep flight calls), a singing BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SCARLET TANAGER, and several WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, in addition to

[cayugabirds-l] Iceland Gull on red jetty

2012-04-29 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This afternoon I studied a first cycle ICELAND GULL on the red lighthouse jetty. I was at 829 Taughannock blvd (89) so the gulls were in excellent sunlight although quite distant. It is very late for this species, and although all the gulls are worn and bleached this time of year, the Iceland

Re: [cayugabirds-l] (playback)Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Although this discussion has gone on for awhile and is in danger of getting too heated for this List, I feel compelled to jump in. I want to thank those who brought scientific experience and reasoning to the debate, and especially to Lee Ann for the links to deeper discussion and

[cayugabirds-l] a few bad weather weekend birds

2012-04-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I was only out a little on both days, but here are a few weekend highlights: On Saturday mid-day, there were a lot of birds evident off Stewart Park, although I only had about 30 minutes to scan. Over 100 BUFFLEHEAD were in scattered rafts very far out -- there may well have been other ducks

[cayugabirds-l] Very interesting gull at Stewart Park

2012-03-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I know it is late, but there is a very interesting gull at Stewart Park Sunday afternoon. I will post photos later this evening. Very quick description for now: It is a medium-dark-mantled gull, slightly larger and more massive than nearby Herrings; 3rd cycle plumage with slaty gray

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very interesting gull at Stewart Park

2012-03-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Mar 25, 2012, at 5:35 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: Hi all, I know it is late, but there is a very interesting gull at Stewart Park Sunday afternoon. I will post photos later this evening. Very

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl

2012-03-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hmmm. On Friday evening, since I had to drop my daughters for the midnight opening show of Hunger Games, I decided to take advantage of another warm, calm night t try for the owls. I was at the Park Preserve parking area at about 11:30 for about 30 minutes. After much silence and someLong-eared

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday birding; WW Crossbills, Siskins, Goshawk,

2012-03-18 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I finally got out to do some Basin birding on this summery March day -- a few highlights below: Started very early (0610) on Salt Rd. in Summerhill State Forest, where I heard 2 GREAT HORNED and 2 BARRED OWLS but no Saw-whet or Long-eared -- it was warm and dead calm. PINE SISKINS were

[cayugabirds-l] SWANS and geese over Sapsucker Woods

2012-02-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'l surprised Jay McGowan didn't post this, but around noon, as the tens of thousands of geese were passing over Mt. Sapsucker: on the slope above the Fuller Wetlands, a group of 19 TUNDRA SWANS passed overhead in a flock of geese. I believe these were my first ever at Sapsucker Woods. In the

[cayugabirds-l] west side Cayuga Lake Sunday

2012-02-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a great afternoon trip up the west side of Cayuga Lake today with Rick Bonney and Judy Burrill. We started at Hogs Hole at 12:45, and as others reported were not able to locate the Western Grebe. We did see the 2 RED-THROATED LOONS together -- an adult and a juvenile, solving a two bird

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe, Shrike, White-winged TV

2012-02-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Some incidental birding today produced some excellent birds. At 12:30, in between errands, I decided to to a quick check from the first pullout on Rt. 89 (#829) above Hogs Hole. I could see only 4 birds in the SW sector of the lake -- 3 LESSER SCAUP and a WESTERN GREBE. The grebe was fairly

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle, Stewart Park

2012-01-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks Jay for posting my sighting so promptly. Here are a few more details. After getting fairly views of the WESTERN GREBE at East Shore Park (thanks everyone for the RBA posts), I headed around to Stewart Park to do an additional scan. While pointing out the grebe to two visiting birders

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-cr. Warbler Ithaca Community Garden

2012-01-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'm sorry for not posting the details on this bird earlier, but yesterday during the Ithaca CBC, I found a fairly bright ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in the Community Garden south of Farmer's Market in Ithaca. I flushed it initially with a flock of juncos from the south end of the garden on the east

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ross's Geese (Red-thr. Loon at Stewart)

2011-12-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Actually, at 9:54, he was still sleeping, if you can believe that. But later in the day he was sorting through geese as well -- at Stewart Park in preparation for tomorrow's CBC. Not much to be found, and very low numbers and diversity of waterfowl -- not boding too well for tomorrow. The

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans at Stewart Park

2011-12-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In addition to the large numbers of waterfowl at Stewart Park already reported by Laura and Ton, there were 6 TUNDRA SWANS near the east end of the park late this afternoon. 500-600 gulls were loafing on the water offshore, but I couldn't find anything other than the usual 3 species. KEN Ken

[cayugabirds-l] spectacular viewing Stewart Park

2011-12-18 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
If anyone is heading downtown in Ithaca, I recommend a stop at Stewart Park - with the bright sun and calm lake, the thousands of geese, ducks, and gulls, offer an unusually spectacular view. Many of the birds are in very close. Among the thousands of CANADA GEESE, MALLARDS, and the common 3

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugRBA SNOWY OWL far south

2011-12-18 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Another (or the same?) SNOWY OWL was just reported flying across Tschache Pool at Montezuma NWR. They're coming Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Dec 18, 2011, at 3:40 PM, 6072292...@vtext.com

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl in yard

2011-12-12 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At about 9:30 this evening as I let our dog out in the backyard, I saw a ghost-like shape rise up off the ground and cross the yard. With a flashlight I was able to spot a BARRED OWL hunting actively from the low branches of some trees. I have heard Barred Owl calling from the yard on only 2 or

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thayer's Gull

2011-12-10 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yes, what could be a better way to spend a sunny December Saturday than sorting through immature gulls on piles of steaming garbage. The THAYER'S was surprisingly easy to pick out and keep track of, thanks to the excellent photos posted by Chris Wood on eBird that formed our search image. After

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane pipits

2011-10-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, while we were walking our dog along the fields off Bluegrass Lane, there were few sparrows, but a flock of at least 200 AMERICAN PIPITS came by -- passing overhead in a loose, constantly calling flock from west to east. A river of pipits as Anne called it. KEN

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [Free Outdoors] Aurora now

2011-10-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Darn, I saw these emails way too late -- when I went out at 10:45 it had mostly clouded over to the north and west and couldn't make out any aurora from the city glow. I did see about the brightest shooting star I've ever seen, though -- at 10:56 in the eastern sky -- it was so big and bright

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's, late migrants, Bluegrass Nelson's

2011-10-23 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I started out this morning at Myer's Point. The lake was surprisingly quiet, although a small flock of BRANT finally came down the lake about an hour after I arrived. A BONAPARTE'S GULL circling around the spit and single female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and GREEN-WINGED TEAL were about the only

Re: [cayugabirds-l] northeast notes: NESP on Bluegrass Lane, northeast Ithaca

2011-10-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Awesome Tom. I walked my dog there yesterday, but had to avoid the wetter spots. I had 2 VESPER SPARROWs in the dry area just to the west of the taller switchgrass. flyover PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, BLUEBIRD, as well as calling WINTER WREN and visual HERMIT THRUSH in my yard this morning. Ah,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins are like potato chips...except in Sapsucker Woods today

2011-10-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'm glad Wes beat me to the punch, but this morning I had at least two PINE SISKINS flying over my house calling -- I heard them several times and had the impression they were local birds moving about rather than multiples migrating overhead, but could have been wrong. So, at least there were

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Another Dickcissel!! - 5 October 2011 - Etna, NY

2011-10-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
When I finally got outside last night around 11 PM, birds were coming over, but they were high and faint. In 40 minutes, I counted about 45 thrush calls -- only 3-4 WOOD THRUSH and the rest SWAINSON's; no Gray-cheeked -- and about 60 zeeet notes. I believe I identified several each of Common

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] another large flight over Ithaca

2011-09-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
, Mike Michael Lanzone mlanz...@gmail.com On Sep 22, 2011, at 11:23 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, Yet another massive flight over Ithaca tonight -- in fact one of the largest flight I can remember over my house. I did a 30 minute count BETWEEN 10:30

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] big night flight tonight

2011-09-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks Bill. I did hear a few typical Lincoln's/Swamp sparrow dts but was not confident enough to report. If there were that few Black-throated Blues, I'm curious what most of the abrupt tsip notes might have been? There were certainly way fewer of what I would consider typical buzzy

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Willet at Fair Haven, Sunday, July 3rd

2011-07-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a very similar experience on Saturday evening, July 2, but over in Presque Isle SP on Lake Erie -- while vacationing with my family I spotted a WILLET with some Ring-billed Gulls on one of the swimming beaches. I'm pretty sure mine was an adult bird, so not the same individual but part of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothontaries -- Yes

2011-06-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This is a strange series of events. Having been a little confused by the bridges on Armitage Rd myself on Sunday, I wonder if there is the possibility of these being two separate spots? 3 calling Acadian FCs would seem to be hard to miss by all the other Prothonotary seekers, and vice versa

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warblers

2011-05-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I should add that we did observe the north-side male entering a cavity in a rotted stump about 30 ft. in from the road (and sing from the top of this snag), so they are definitely thinking about breeding -- of course it will take a prospecting female to make this happen. Ken Rosenberg

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's flyby Whimbrels, Turnstones, etc.

2011-05-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
It seeming a perfect morning for migrating shorebirds, I got out to Myer's Point at 5:45. The nice and clean gravel spit provides very little cover for birds now, and nothing of interest was among the sorry-looking over-summering gulls. I decided to stay and do a watch on the lake, however, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 9 Whimbrels MNWR

2011-05-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I guess that means there were 3 or 4 in the flock that I only heard coming over Myer's. Ken Rosenberg Director of Conservation Science Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On May 27, 2011, at 11:22 AM, D.M.Kennedy wrote: 10:45 New AutoLoop

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