[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned Sparrow

2021-06-19 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, I was surprised to hear what I believed was a White-crowned Sparrow singing this morning here in Dryden, and I’m currently looking at one foraging under my feeders. There were many here this spring (I would see up to 10 or so at a time), but I haven’t seen one since early May. Kevin

[cayugabirds-l] White-winged Scoter on Dryden Lake

2021-05-17 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Presumably the same female White-winged Scoter is, surprisingly, still on Dryden Lake. The bird appears brown overall with prominent pale patches on the face, dark bill, and white secondaries. Kevin From: Jay McGowan Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:01 PM To: Kevin J. Cummings Cc

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins, Dryden

2021-05-14 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, I was a bit surprised to see 3 Pine Siskins at the feeders just now, the first I’ve spotted them here since mid-October (although Common Redpolls were here for much of the winter). Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2021-05-02 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, My first Hummingbird of the year showed up this morning here in Dryden. Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake Osprey pair

2021-05-01 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, The Osprey pair at Dryden Lake have been busy collecting nest material the last few days. Typical behavior seems to be flying over a small tree on the lake edge and tearing off a twig on the way by. However, I just saw one flying low over the ground to grab a large clump of cut grass.

[cayugabirds-l] White-winged Scoters, Dryden Lake

2021-04-29 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There are currently 5 White-winged Scoters on Dryden Lake. Palm and Yellow Warblers are also around. Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] King Eider on Dryden Lake?

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
, Kevin Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 25, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > > Hi again, > > There is now an overall brownish duck hanging out with the 2 Surf Scoters and > 3 Ruddy Ducks on Dryden Lake. It is a bit longer than the Scoters. I know >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoters, Dryden Lake (and King Eider?)

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
> On Apr 25, 2021, at 10:22 AM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > > Hi all, > > There is currently a pair of Surf Scoters on Dryden Lake, hanging out with a > trio of Ruddy Ducks. > > Kevin > > > Sent from my iPhone > -- > > Cayugabirds-L Li

[cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoters, Dryden Lake

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There is currently a pair of Surf Scoters on Dryden Lake, hanging out with a trio of Ruddy Ducks. Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Red-Tailed Hawk borealis vs abieticola subspecies Stevenson Road Game Farm Today

2021-01-24 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, On a related note, I saw a beautiful Rough-legged Hawk right up the road from this location yesterday around 4:00 PM. It was flying high over the field at the corner of Game Farm Road and Ellis Hollow Road. Kevin From: bounce-125328763-3494...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of David

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls in Dryden

2021-01-17 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, I just observed a flock of an estimated couple hundred Common Redpolls gathering salt or grit on the edge of Ferguson Road in Dryden, near the old dairy barn. A beautiful sight! Kevin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls

2021-01-13 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, I was very excited to find three Common Redpolls at the feeders just now here in Dryden. Kevin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Common Merganser evades Bald Eagles

2020-12-11 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, I was riveted by an encounter between two adult Bald Eagles and a female Common Merganser on Dryden Lake today. The merganser was in a small patch of open water, in an otherwise mostly frozen-over lake, and the eagles were perched on the ice edge just a few feet away. One or both

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon

2020-11-21 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, The Red-throated Loon is still present on Dryden Lake, along with several Hooded and Common Mergansers. Kevin Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 19, 2020, at 10:22 AM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > > Hi all, > > There is currently a Red-throated Loon on Dryden L

[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon

2020-11-19 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There is currently a Red-throated Loon on Dryden Lake. Kevin 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] Dryden Lake birds

2020-11-18 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There are many Bufflehead, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, and Mallards on Dryden Lake right now, plus two Common Loons. I don't see yesterday's Tundra Swans. Kevin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake swans

2020-11-17 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Viewing has improved, and I believe they are Tundra Swans instead. Kevin Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 17, 2020, at 2:15 PM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > > Hi all, > > There is currently a trio of Trumpeter Swans on Dryden Lake. > > Kevin > > > Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake swans

2020-11-17 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There is currently a trio of Trumpeter Swans on Dryden Lake. Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Brant

2020-10-23 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There is currently a flock of 20 Brant on Dryden Lake. Kevin 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] Pine Siskins

2020-10-17 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, I was very excited to see two Pine Siskins among the feeder birds here in Dryden this morning. Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-05-31 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, Gary’s description of one of the Mallards sounded reminiscent of botulism. Paralysis of the neck muscles leads to an inability to hold the head above water, resulting in drowning. Perhaps the head removal from one of the others reflected scavenging behavior or predation on a

[cayugabirds-l] Cool office bird

2018-01-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, A pair of adult BALD EAGLES just flew by my office window on the Cornell campus. I'm at the Veterinary College, on the hill overlooking Mundy Wildflower Garden. Kevin Cummings -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Flock of Flickers

2017-09-10 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, Yesterday I saw 8 Northern Flickers foraging together on the grass here on Hungerford Rd. in Ithaca. Perhaps it's typical for Flickers to congregate like this as fall approaches, but this is the most I've ever seen at one time. It's possible there were a few more in nearby trees.

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bitterns, etc. at MNWR

2017-07-31 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, This is my first post since moving back to the Ithaca area a couple months ago. I was very excited to see multiple LEAST BITTERNS at Montezuma NWR yesterday morning, in the same location of Larue's Lagoon (second body of water on the right) as other folks have posted recently.