[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake State Park - Wed. morning

2019-05-22 Thread M Miller
No luck on either the grebe or red knots, but did find a few birds of interest. 20 Snow Geese hanging around the marina, with a Canvasback and few Redheads. Offshore were a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers, several Common Mergansers, and a pair of Bufflehead. Near the flagpole (east end of park)

[cayugabirds-l] Wildlife Drive Whimbrels & more

2019-05-19 Thread M Miller
Sunday morning about 9 AM found 2 Whimbrel, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, & 7 Black-bellied Plovers in the open area just before the eagle sculpture on Montezuma's wildlife drive. There were also semi-palmated plovers and a few of sandpipers (mostly least?). Originally thought there might be a couple Am.

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Esker Brook Scarlet Tanager & Bobolink, and others.

2019-05-10 Thread M Miller
Found FOY Scarlet Tanager on Orchard Trail (not far from parking lot) and a Bobolink on the north end of Orchard Trail about 2 PM Friday afternoon. Also had Blue-headed Vireo & Blackburnian Warbler on Ridge Trail (and lots of RB Grosbeaks & B. Orioles. Nashville Warblers near both e. Tyre Rd &

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Main Pool Saturday Morning

2019-04-20 Thread M Miller
Wide variety of ducks on the main pool, including Common Merganser, Ruddy, Redhead, and all the usual ones. Virginia Rails calling near La Rue's Lagoon (both sides of the road). Counted 14 Great Egrets fairly far out on the main pool. Had at least 3 Wilson Snipe at Benning Marsh. Only other

[cayugabirds-l] Off Topic - birding lists & ebird vs. ABA

2019-02-15 Thread M Miller
Hope no one minds this post, but I have recently been updating my life list and found a little conflict between ebird & the American Birding Association list rules. I was curious to see what others consider "countable" when it comes to their life lists. The ABA seems to make numerous changes to

[cayugabirds-l] OOB Lapland Longspurs & Owls

2019-01-27 Thread M Miller
I'm not of the Genesee list so I'm posting here. Had a flock of 15-20 Lapland Longspur with 2 or 3 Horned Larks on Nations Rd (south of Avon) just south of Little Rd. 2 Short-eared Owls were on the corner of Little & Nations roads and 2 Barred Owls were in the woods on north side of Little Rd.

[cayugabirds-l] Fayette Lapland Longspur

2019-01-25 Thread M Miller
About 1 PM Friday I found a flock of about 50+ Horned Larks along with one Lapland Longspur. They were along the shoulder of Fayette-Varick Townline Rd (west of Hoster Rd intersection). Also had a great view of a Merlin along Rte 89, just south of Canoga (west side of the road). Tundra Swans,

[cayugabirds-l] Martin Rd Seneca Falls/South Spring Pool

2018-05-02 Thread M Miller
Drove along Martin Rd (by the Lott Farm/Empire Farm Days site) Monday morning and had Eastern Meadowlarks, a Bobolink, & 3 Upland Sandpipers. (Please get permission before driving on the Lott Farm). Also had 1 Yellow Warbler, 1 Palm, Warbler, & lots of Yellow-rumps on the South Spring Pool

[cayugabirds-l] South Spring Trail (Montezuma)

2018-04-21 Thread M Miller
Found a Solitary Sandpiper and a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets in with all the Golden-crowned along the South Spring Trail at Montezuma Saturday evening. Pelican, Ross’s Goose, Tundra Swans still along the wildlife drive on Saturday (didn’t relocate Wilson’s Snipe from Friday). Western Meadowlark

[cayugabirds-l] 2nd Gyrfalcon Seneca County?

2018-03-24 Thread M Miller
I found a Gyrfalcon on Yellow Tavern Rd, west of rte 414 in the town of Fayette Sat morning. It appears to be a more brownish morph, or possibly a juvenile gray morph. I don’t think it is the same bird that has been seen at the nearby stone quarry (along Canoga Rd) despite the close proximity.

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian G-W Teal & Hybrid Goose

2018-03-19 Thread M Miller
In among the numerous Canada Geese at the Montezuma Visitor Center, I had a couple cackling geese & a hybrid Snow/Canada Goose (photos on Eaton Birding Society facebook page). Also had what appears to be a snow goose in the mix (had it’s head down the whole time). The duck variety included

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC

2017-10-22 Thread M Miller
Thanks guys, I appreciate the quick response. Mark Sent from Windows Mail From: Jay McGowan<mailto:jmcgowa...@gmail.com> Sent: ‎Sunday‎, ‎October‎ ‎22‎, ‎2017 ‎3‎:‎58‎ ‎PM To: Joe DeVito<mailto:joeb...@yahoo.com> Cc: Cayugabirds<mailto:Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu>, M Mil

[cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC

2017-10-22 Thread M Miller
Could you give a little more on the location of the Purple Sandpiper? (Also, could all posters please consider many of us that follow Cayuga Basin List aren’t always familiar with Ithaca locations, thanks.) Had nice variety at the visitor center pool on Montezuma; Wilson’s Snipe, Dowitcher,

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2017-10-13 Thread M Miller
If anyone wants to see Turkey Vultures, just stop by the Seneca County Fairgrounds (Not the Lott Farm!) in the village of Waterloo (North Rd/Swift St). There are about 100 that roost in the morning & evening on the village water tower and any available pole/post on the fairgrounds. Mark Miller

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma birds

2017-08-26 Thread M Miller
Had a vew birds of interest at the refuge (didn’t go on Knox-Marsellus hike). Had a Wilson's phalarope along with pectoral, semi-palmated, & least sandpipers (and a couple unidentified as of yet). Also had both yellowlegs & Semipalmated plovers, all at Benning Marsh. Esker Brook trail was very

[cayugabirds-l] Park Passes

2017-07-13 Thread M Miller
I would highly recommend calling any place first before driving there to get a park pass, I was told Seneca Falls Women’s Park does not sell them (since they don’t charge an entry fee). You can try to purchase them on-line, but expect a long delay in receiving them. Be sure to try and purchase

[cayugabirds-l] Howland's Island birds

2017-05-19 Thread M Miller
Carncross road to the parking area on Howland’s Island is now accessible and mostly dry. I stopped at the end of the wooded section (just before the parking area) and found quite a few birds. Indigo Buntings, Baltimore Orioles, RB Grosbeaks, and a pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Also had Yellow,

[cayugabirds-l] Esker Brook Trail migrants

2017-05-15 Thread M Miller
Sunday seemed to bring in a lot along the Esker Brook Trail. Found Blue-winged, Black & White, Blackburnian, BT Green, Am. Redstart, not to mention dozens of Yellow Warblers. Also had Scarlet Tanager, RB Grosbeak, and a Black-billed Cuckoo on the trail. The steel deck bridge on Armitage Rd

[cayugabirds-l] Fayette h. larks, s. buntings, lapland longspurs.

2017-03-19 Thread M Miller
Drove to Fayette around noon Sunday (Hoster/N. Town Line Rds) and had a few Horned Larks and Snow Buntings fairly close to the road (Southeast corner of intersection). In with the Snow Buntings I also had a pair of Lapland Longspurs. Photos available on the Eaton Birding Society facebook page.

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Park, FL Airport

2017-01-20 Thread M Miller
Didn’t re-find the Gyrfalcon or Shrike (didn’t put much effort in though). I did get good views of a Snowy Owl on the Lott Farm (after asking permission to drive there). The best birding was on Lower Lake Rd & Cayuga State Park where I found a single Black Swan and a Lesser Black-backed Gull

[cayugabirds-l] N Goshawk, Cattle Egrets

2016-11-27 Thread M Miller
Had a report of a juvenile N. Goshawk on rte 96 near Yellow Tavern Rd (Romulus/Fayette). The wildlife drive is still open at Montezuma, with large numbers of ducks (12+ species). Tundra Swans also being very vocal. Had at least 2 Cattle Egrets on East Tyre Rd (between Lay Rd & rte 89) in a

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets

2016-11-11 Thread M Miller
Forgot to add, at least 7 cattle egrets still at the Goosehaven farm on rte 89 about a mile north of rtes 5 and 20 in the cow pasture. Mark Miller Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Drive Friday

2016-11-11 Thread M Miller
Despite the wind, a lot going on at the refuge. Thousands of ring-necked ducks with canvasback, redhead, ruddy, Am wigeon, gadwall, mallard, pintail, shovelers, to name a few. Had at least 6 Bald eagles on the drive (including 3 juveniles together harassing the ducks). A group of 5 TUNDRA swans

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake St Park

2016-11-07 Thread M Miller
Drove around this morning, very few Canada Geese - no Greater-white Fronted seen, but did have 1 Brant near the canal entrance/marina. A few ducks included Mallard, Am Black, Scaup, Redhead, Bufflehead, & C. Mergansers. GBB Gulls have started showing up also. A juvenile Bald Eagle was perched

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

2016-10-15 Thread M Miller
I just wanted to add a couple comments to Donna Scotts post about the refuge. I drove around the drive this morning and was very impressed with the new eagle sculpture by a local artist. With a 25 foot wingspan, I think it will get noticed by most people on the thruway (at least those heading

[cayugabirds-l] OT - Eaton Birding Society program

2016-10-02 Thread M Miller
Monday night October 3rd at the Geneva Community Center (7 PM). Eaton Birding Society’s first meeting of the season presents “Birding along the Southeast Coast & Florida Keys”. An hour long slide show that will highlight some great birding spots and many species unique to the southeast. This

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-crowned Night-heron at MNWR

2016-08-01 Thread M Miller
After reviewing the photos (and several inputs) I believe it was an immature Yellow-crowned Night-heron that was seen on the walk around Knox-Marsellus Sunday with Dave Nutter. It was located in a small pool along the north end of the dike that runs between Puddler’s & Knox-Marsellus. Photos

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus Sat evening

2016-07-02 Thread M Miller
I was able to see Jay’s Dowitchers and Wilson’s Phalarope (with the help of a couple Cornell students) Saturday evening from East Rd. Also had a pair of Snow Geese & a pair of Graylag Geese in with the Canada’s. Towards sunset, 14 Sandhill Cranes flew in and a light sprinkle created a full

[cayugabirds-l] Garganey

2016-06-10 Thread M Miller
Was watching off & on as it would emerge from behind cattails/brush in the southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus. It was still present until it got too dark to see Friday night. Mark Miller Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egrets moved on

2016-05-28 Thread M Miller
I was at Knox-Marsellus until about 7:30 PM watching the pair of Snowy Egrets as they lifted off the marsh, circled a couple times, and headed south. I was unable to relocate them after a quick look at Mays Point & the Wildlife Drive. Mark Photos (very distant) available at Eaton Birding

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Palm Warbler

2016-04-02 Thread M Miller
Had a nice Eastern Palm Warbler along the Esker Brook/South Spring Trail today at Montezuma (south part of Ridge Trail). Also E. Phoebes, N Flickers, Hairy, Downy, GC Kinglets, Titmice (mouses?), WB Nuthatches, & 3 Sandhill Cranes flew over Saturday around noon. Mark Miller Will post pics

[cayugabirds-l] Spring birds around Savannah

2016-03-18 Thread M Miller
S is for Spring - and for Swans (Trumpeter), Shovelers, Sandhill Cranes, Swallows (Tree), Song Sparrows, & Savannah Sparrow. All were seen around Savannah (Carncross & Armitage Rds) along with GW Teal, Wood Ducks, N. Pintail, A. Wigeon, Gadwall, Ring-necked, Canvasback, Mallards, & Black Ducks.

[cayugabirds-l] N. Saw-whet in Seneca County

2016-03-10 Thread M Miller
Northern Saw-whet Owl seen Thu night about 11 PM, off East Lake Rd in Fayette (off Rte 96A). Perched in a pine tree in a hedgerow. Mark Miller (bird 199 for the year ) Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] OT - Scopes

2016-01-23 Thread M Miller
Thanks to all that responded to my request on spotting scopes info/for sale. I’m still weighing the options but think I’ll hold off until this spring to acquire a new one. Mark Miller Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] OT - spotting scopes

2016-01-21 Thread M Miller
Hope no one minds this off topic post, but I’m looking for recommendations on a lower priced scope ($300-$500 range). If anyone has any suggestions I’d be grateful, or if someone is looking to sell a used scope (price negotiable) please contact me at mmiller...@hotmail.com Thanks, Mark

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes in Savannah

2016-01-09 Thread M Miller
Had a pair of Sandhill Cranes at the Sandhill Crane Unit (Montezuma) on the south side of Van Dyne Spoor Rd around sunset Saturday. Also had a group of over 2 dozen Swans that appear to be Trumpeters. Photos available on Eaton Birding Society’s facebook page. (No Short-eared Owls seen, but

[cayugabirds-l] Message about birds

2015-11-21 Thread M Miller
Not to change the topic, but a trip thru Montezuma auto route yielded a lot fewer ducks than in past weeks. Still a good variety, Mallards, Gadwall, N Shoveler, GW Teal, Ruddy, Ring-necked, Scaup, Redhead, A. Wigeon, N Pintail, Pied-billed Grebe and A. Coots. Many Canada Geese still there, I

[cayugabirds-l] Cinnamon Hybrid WAS still there.

2015-11-13 Thread M Miller
Spent 20-30 minutes watching the hybrid Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal at LaRues Lagoon (Montezuma) when a tug boat went smoking & chugging up the canal and spooked all the ducks & geese on LaRues. Most of them seemed to land in the main pool, but unable to relocate the hybrid teal. Hoping it will

[cayugabirds-l] Great Egret - Geneva

2015-11-09 Thread M Miller
Just had a Great Egret fly over 96A in Fayette (by Kime Rd) at 7 AM on its way towards Seneca Lake Park area. Thought it was a little late for them! Mark Miller (No photos, didn’t have a camera on hand). Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] White-cheeked Pintail, Montezuma

2015-10-17 Thread M Miller
Seen this morning on the Main Pool at Montezuma, among hundreds of N. Pintails. (Second hand report, but I saw the photos from the person who found it). White cheek, orange on bill, appears to be a positive ID. It was seen about halfway down the main pool. Spent an hour searching through

[cayugabirds-l] Sabattis Bog Trip 10/24

2015-10-17 Thread M Miller
Had a question about this trip; is Sabattis Bog the same as the Circle Rd/Sabattis Rd area near Long Lake? If it is, my Google maps shows it just over 4 hrs. from Ithaca (with Bloomingdale Bog another hour). With that in mind, I thought I would mention the EconoLodge in Malone (25-30 minutes

[cayugabirds-l] Re: Gray Jays

2015-10-15 Thread M Miller
Carl, Unfortunately I can’t go along next week but I just came back from there Saturday. Sabittis area was not as active as I had hoped, none of the good things posted by Joan Collins (Northern NY list). I didn’t have much luck at Bloomingdale Bog either, but I did talk to a couple who had

[cayugabirds-l] RE: guidebooks to Montezuma (FYI)

2015-09-12 Thread M Miller
Sorry I am not be able to pick these up, but I wanted to comment on a couple things in your post. The weekend hours for the visitor center are 10 to 4 (Sat & Sun) and the 10 - 3 hours are Mon - Fri, also I believe the office is usually closed on weekends. The Montezuma Muckrace is an

[cayugabirds-l] Garbled Posts

2015-08-31 Thread M Miller
To Dave (and others affected by this), When I check the Cayuga List, I do it by going to the ABA.org Birding News and select New York - Cayuga (under the Eastern Region). With all other posters the message reads fine, however, with Dave Nutter, the message gets lost in computer jargon. Being

[cayugabirds-l] Snows Snowy

2015-04-03 Thread M Miller
Responding to earlier post - had a large flock of snow geese east of Knox-Marsellus (Montezuma). They were in the field across the road from the potato shed (Rte 31 west of the village of Montezuma). Also found 1 of the snowy owls (appears to be almost pure white - male?) along Farron Rd on the

[cayugabirds-l] Common Loons - Seneca Lake

2015-04-01 Thread M Miller
Had 4 Common Loons on the east side of Seneca Lake (near Kime Beach Rd). Also Redhead, C. Goldeneye, RB Mergansers, a few Canada couple Snow Geese about 7AM. Mark Miller Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Pipit, Snow Buntings, Killdeer

2015-03-15 Thread M Miller
Went on the Eaton Birding Society field trip this morning. Birds of note include several Killdeer, small flock of Snow Buntings, a single Am. Pipit along Yale Farm Rd between Rtes 96 96A in Seneca County. Also had a nice selection of Canvasback, Redhead, Scaup, C. RB Mergansers, RN Duck, C.

[cayugabirds-l] Iceland Gull in Waterloo

2015-03-06 Thread M Miller
In among the RB Herring Gulls on the frozen canal, there was at least 1 immature Iceland Gull. Viewed from Oak Island (south end of Oak St off rtes 5 20), about 4 PM Friday. The resident mallard flock (with a few domestic varieties) was also there. Mark Miller Photo on Eaton Birding

[cayugabirds-l] Suggestion on gyrfalcon

2015-02-27 Thread M Miller
Relaying some info that was given to me on the gyrfalcon. It seems that this bird may have a pattern where it shows up near the corner of Seybolt Stahl Rds (township of Fayette) in the afternoons (around 3 PM). I had tried several mornings (a convenient time for me) without any luck. On

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin, RL Hawk, no Gyr

2015-02-27 Thread M Miller
Spent the afternoon searching for the gyrfalcon around Seybolt Rd, without any luck. Did have a N. Harrier at Seybolt Stahl Rds, a Merlin at Leader Hoster Rds, and a Rough-legged Hawk (light morph) along rte 89 just north of E. Tyre Rd. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] More info on gyrfalcon

2015-02-26 Thread M Miller
Just wanted to add that I first saw the gyrfalcon at 3 PM (thanks to the couple parked on Stahl Rd with a scope set up on it). It quickly flew south to land on the east side of Seybolt Rd (nabbing a duck dinner on it’s way) about 200 yards south of Stahl Rd. It stayed there for about 20

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon - finally!

2015-02-26 Thread M Miller
The Gyrfalcon was on Seybolt Rd (south of Seneca Falls) around Stahl Rd. It was first perched north of the large barns on Stahl Rd, but flew south along Seybolt. I was able to see it capture a Mallard in mid-air and start feasting on it. A red-tail hawk took over the kill, soon to be followed

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl - Fayette

2015-02-25 Thread M Miller
Had a heavily barred Snowy Owl in the field on the SW corner of 96A and Kime Rds this morning about 7 AM in the town of Fayette. No luck finding the Gyrfalcon around Seybolt Rd, but did have a male N. Harrier in the area, and an American Kestrel (along with many more RT Hawks). Mark Miller

[cayugabirds-l] Butler's Pine Warbler within Cayuga Basin?

2015-02-18 Thread M Miller
I tried to post this a while ago, but it never appeared, so I will try again. According to waynecountynysoiland water.org (under What is a Watershed?) the entire Butler Creek drainage is into the Seneca River. However, another page on that site states that the Town of Butler lies within both

[cayugabirds-l] Butler Creek drainage

2015-02-18 Thread M Miller
I did a brief review of the waynecountynysoilandwater.org site and found out a couple things. The town of Butler is listed as partly in the Lake Ontario watershed (basin drainage) and partly in the Seneca River Drainage. However, according to a watershed map, the entire Butler Creek lies within

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck Pine Siskin

2015-01-24 Thread M Miller
Spent a lot of time today at Hog Hole (8-11 AM 1-2 PM). Tufted Duck was there, diving frequently, and moving around quite a bit. Usually hanging out with a few Scaup. Was fairly close in this morning, further out in the afternoon. Stopped at the Lab of O, not too much there, but did have a

[cayugabirds-l] Gull Correction - not Glaucous, Iceland

2015-01-18 Thread M Miller
After a more expert review of my photos, it is decided that the gull I saw in Waterloo Saturday (by the lock on route 96 in the village) is actually a very white Iceland Gull. Photos can be seen on facebook on the Eaton Birding Society page. Thanks to JM for the help. Mark Miller PS. Did

[cayugabirds-l] Glaucous Gull on canal in Waterloo

2015-01-16 Thread M Miller
Friday afternoon had a juv. Glaucous Gull among the RB, Herring, GBB Gulls on the canal by the lock. (Viewed from Oak Island boat launch area at the south end of Oak St). Also an assortment of Mallards with the usual domestic and Pekin Ducks mixed in. Sent from Windows Mail --

[cayugabirds-l] Glaucous Gull in Waterloo

2015-01-16 Thread M Miller
Just wanted to clarify that I was referring to the lock in Waterloo, along route 96 in the Village. There is also a viewing platform on the east end of Oak Island, the picnic/boat launch area at the south end of Oak St (next to the Community Center). To get to Oak St, head west on 5 20 from

[cayugabirds-l] No Warblers, just a TV

2015-01-10 Thread M Miller
I think it may be too cold in upstate NY for warblers to be out much, but I did have a Turkey Vulture fly over downtown Waterloo. Haven’t seen them around the fairgrounds lately (their local hangout in warmer weather, especially the water tower on Swift St). Mark Miller Sent from

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike, Savannah, NY

2014-12-07 Thread M Miller
About 8:30 Sunday morning had a Northern Shrike along Van Dyne Spoor Rd in Savannah. It was on the north side of the road, about halfway along the open marsh area, chasing after Tree Sparrows in the hedge row. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive

2014-11-14 Thread M Miller
Can’t help with the owl questions, but the wildlife drive is open sunrise - sunset (weather permitting) until usually well into December. The Visitor Center will be open until Nov 30th (a Sunday). The American Avocet was still at Eaton Marsh (aka shorebird flats) at 4:30 Friday night. Ibises

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Philly Vireo more

2014-08-30 Thread M Miller
Found a Philadelphia Vireo on the South Spring Trail (across from the platform/bench). Also had a few Common Yellowthroats, Belted Kingfishers, Cedar Waxwings. Along the drive, had a Green Heron Virginia Rail across from LaRue’s Lagoon, lots of juvenile Eagles, Great Egrets, G L Yellowlegs,

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian Terns, Am Bittern, Solitary Sandpipers at Montezuma

2014-08-03 Thread M Miller
Thought I would include what I saw to keep with the basic purpose of the list (no offense intended ). A quick drive through Sunday afternoon turned up plenty of Common Gallinules (with chicks/young), a couple Solitary Sandpipers, Green Herons, Caspian Terns (1 changing to non-breeding),

[cayugabirds-l] Hemlock Lake trail, Raven and more.

2014-07-27 Thread M Miller
Around noon Sunday, I took a short 20 minute hike on the trail located at the northwest corner of Hemlock Lake (just past the picnic area). Had numerous Hooded Warblers, a Warbling Vireo, a pair of Scarlet Tanagers, and Hairy Downy Woodpeckers. As I returned to the Kiosk/parking area, I

[cayugabirds-l] Willow Ptarmigan retraction

2014-05-25 Thread M Miller
I just found out the Willow Ptarmigan was seen in VT before the last NY sighting, meaning there were at least two birds far away from their normal range. It is sad to hear that the NY bird was found dead, does anyone know the details/cause? While I was on Point Peninsula for several hours on

[cayugabirds-l] Willow Ptarmigan in VT

2014-05-24 Thread M Miller
Just FYI, a willow ptarmigan was seen in VT a couple days after the last sighting in NY. From photos posted, it appears to look the same as the one on point peninsula (white phase). I’m not sure about the reports from Canton of the bird being found dead, it may have been to discourage people

[cayugabirds-l] Willow Ptarmigan

2014-04-26 Thread M Miller
I last saw the Willow Ptarmigan at 1 PM along South Shore Extension (a 1/2 mile long dead end off S. Shore Rd). It was on the beach side of the road about 1/2 way down towards the end. It had moved down the road from it’s earlier position. Best way to get there is to take rte. 57 to South Shore

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl in Fayette

2014-04-17 Thread M Miller
Seen at 6 AM Thursday on a telephone pole along Woodworth Rd. in Fayette (South of Geneva off 96A). Surprised to see that they are still around. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Help Please suggestion

2014-04-04 Thread M Miller
A lot of outdoor restaurants string lines or netting over their decks to keep the birds away. This might be a fairly unobtrusive way to keep the birds away from your building, by running lines down from the roof to the ground. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owls, Meadowlarks in Seneca County.

2014-04-01 Thread M Miller
Had a pair of Snowy Owls along Rte 96A between Woodworth Kime Rds. They were hanging out together, female(?) was much more heavily barred than male(?). Also found 3 E. Meadowlarks along Stacy Rd. (off 96A by Kime/Yellow Tavern Rd intersection). Seneca Lake St Park was almost void of geese - no

[cayugabirds-l] Duck die off

2014-03-11 Thread M Miller
Just an unofficial comment on the large number of waterfowl being found dead. It has been pointed out to me that with so much ice cover, so late in the season, the resources found in the few open water areas are probably being depleted rapidly. It isn’t so much low numbers of fish this year,

[cayugabirds-l] Harlequin duck deceased?

2014-03-09 Thread M Miller
I have seen reports that the Harlequin Duck in Oswego has died, no details except that it happened about 2:30 PM while some birders were watching it. I saw it Saturday evening and it had it’s head tucked down most of the time I was there, moving very slowly upstream. Sent from Windows

[cayugabirds-l] Unknown Harlequin Duck

2014-03-08 Thread M Miller
The raptor on your flickr page is a rough-legged hawk (note underwing shoulder patch in flight). The Harlequin Duck was still in the Oswego River north of post office at 5 PM. Had a short-eared owl along rte 31 Montezuma, by the potato barn about dusk. Sent from Windows Mail --

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl - 3 sightings in 3 days

2014-02-26 Thread M Miller
Along 96A in the town of Fayette, between Kime Rd and Post Rd, I have seen “her” 3 times. Monday at 7 AM and again at 11 PM, and this morning (Wed.) about 7 AM. She is fairly heavily barred, but there has also been a much lighter owl (male?) seen in the same area over the last month. Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Iceland Gulls, Lapland Longspur in Seneca County

2014-02-14 Thread M Miller
Near Ovid on county rd 129, south of Center St, had 2 flocks of snow buntings (about 100 in each flock) apart 1/2 mile apart. The flock on top of a barn had at least 1 Lapland Longspur. The other flock in a field had a few Horned Larks. In Waterloo, at Oak Island (by the lock) a flock of

[cayugabirds-l] More Snowy Owls (Montezuma)

2013-12-31 Thread M Miller
At 4 PM Tuesday, 2 owls were west of the potato barn on the poles along rte 31. One took off just before I left (unobserved) but the remaining one was still on a pole near the tater barn. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Migratory Game Bird Seasons

2013-12-30 Thread M Miller
The question was asked who sets the dates for duck goose seasons. According to the NY Hunting Trapping guide “most Migratory game bird regulations are set by the Federal Government in late summer”. The guide goes on to state that all additional information in that section is tentative and

[cayugabirds-l] Diving birds

2013-12-30 Thread M Miller
They sound like Mergansers (either Common or Red-breasted) and they will dive all at once like that. I watched a group near Sheldrake a week or 2 ago, and they would completely disappear, then resurface a minute or so later. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Saturday

2013-10-26 Thread M Miller
Large variety of ducks along the drive; BW Teal, GW Teal, Mallard, Black Duck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pintail, Ring-necked, Redhead, Coots PB Grebes C. Merganser. Both Ibises were still at Benning Marsh (but had moved back into the marshy brush, west of the open water). 6 Snow Bunting were along

[cayugabirds-l] Moral ethical birding at Montezuma

2013-10-19 Thread M Miller
Following the thread about spooking birds, I would also like to ask birders to follow the traffic laws when on a Federal Wildlife Refuge. As I left the Ibises at Benning about 8:30 AM, another vehicle began to follow me out, only to turn around and drive the wrong way back to Benning Marsh so

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma warblers

2013-09-29 Thread M Miller
Did fairly short walks on the Esker Brook/South Spring trails at Montezuma each of the last 3 days. Besides for dozens of yellow-rumped warblers and numerous GC Kinglets, I’ve found Blackpoll, Magnolia, Tennessee, Hooded Warblers. Also had a N. Mockingbird and YB Sapsucker. Sent from Windows

[cayugabirds-l] RH Woodpecker

2013-08-20 Thread M Miller
Just a couple comments about the May's Point pair. I saw my first glimpse of a Red-headed Woodpecker on June 2nd (while on an Eaton field trip). It was only a brief glimpse before it was chased off by blackbirds, wasn't 100% sure (not having heard of any in the area) so I didn't report it. I

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2013-08-17 Thread M Miller
Knox-Marsellus is still the hot place to go, but Tschache Pool had some nice views (Eagles, Osprey, Willow Flycatcher family, etc.) The Am White Pelican is still around the east end of the first pond. A few (3 or 4) Phalaropes (Red-necked?) are also towards the NW corner in the little inlets. A

[cayugabirds-l] Photo equipment

2013-08-01 Thread M Miller
If you can’t find a home for your stuff, you could try the Village Camera Shop (routes 5 20 on west side of Seneca Falls). They might buy it off you, could pay the cost of gas to get there anyway. A lot of drugstores (Rite Aid?) will still scan slides and put them on CD for so much apiece.

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace Sep 6-7

2013-07-26 Thread M Miller
I posted this on the Eaton Birds fb page, thought I’d put it up here too. I am thinking of entering a new team (recreational category) in the Montezuma Muckrace this year. The catch is that I want to count only birds that we can photograph (or video record). I’m looking for anyone

[cayugabirds-l] Muckrace team Shutterbird - wrong email

2013-07-26 Thread M Miller
The previous post changed my email address -it should read mmiller three hundred twenty-five @hotmail.com (use the number 325, no spaces). For some reason the numbers didn’t show on the post. You can also call me at 315 224-5953. Mark Miller Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Am White Pelican

2013-07-20 Thread M Miller
Just passing on - an American White Pelican has been at Knox-Marselus (Montezuma) all afternoon. Best viewed from East Rd near the middle of the marsh in a few clumps of brush (to the left of the large group of cattails/brush). Also Black Terns all over Tschache, May’s Point, K-M pools.

[cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker at Mays Point

2013-06-02 Thread M Miller
Had a quick glimpse of a red-headed woodpecker on S. Mays Point Rd (across from fishing access) about 11 AM Sunday. It was getting mobbed by blackbirds and didn’t stay around long. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebirds Glossy Ibis

2013-05-24 Thread M Miller
Friday afternoon was dark and rainy but lots of Dunlin, Semipalmated Plovers, and other peeps around. The Glossy Ibis was in easy viewing at Benning Marsh (directly across from the pull-out). It took off as an adult Eagle flew over, but circled around and landed in the same area. Sent from

[cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler more at Montezuma

2013-04-27 Thread M Miller
Sat morning on the Esker Brook trail (Montezuma) had Yellow, Yellow-rump, Palm (not seen by me, but saw photo), and a Hooded Warbler. Also had usual variety, RC Kinglets, Song, Swamp, Tree Sparrows, and others. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] North end Seneca Lake

2013-01-25 Thread M Miller
Friday about noon I went around the north end of Seneca Lake (State Park Ramada Inn). Large group of GBB Gulls (+100) with Herring Ring-billed mixed in. Am. Coots, pair Mute Swans, lots of Canada Geese and assorted ducks, to include; Mallard, Am Black, C. Merganser, HE. Merganser, Bufflehead,

[cayugabirds-l] correction on Seneca Lake

2013-01-25 Thread M Miller
Just FYI, the He. Merganser is Hooded Merganser (thank you autocorrect). -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] 3rd time a charm? Correct Flickr address for pics

2013-01-20 Thread M Miller
Sorry from the technical errors - this flickr photostream is new to me. The correct address to view my pics at flickr is below: flickr.com/photos/mmiller325/ Hopefully this will work for the pics I just posted Saturday from Esker Brook Trail (Montezuma). Side note, a couple rafts of Redheads,

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2013-01-19 Thread M Miller
South Spring Pool offered up a wide variety Saturday. Downy, Red-bellied, Hairy, Blue Jay, N Cardinal, Am Tree Sp, Song Sp, Tufted Titmouse, DE Junco, Am Goldfinch, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, BC Chickadees, Crows, Canada Geese. Pictures can be viewed at mmiller...@yahoo.com (flickr

[cayugabirds-l] Flickr account name

2013-01-19 Thread M Miller
In my last message about Montezuma birds, I listed an address for my flickr account to see the photos. For some reason the address didn't post correctly so I will try again. mmiller...@yahoo.com (It should read mmiller three-twenty-five at yahoo dot com) The numbers didn't show in the