[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Common Redpolls...

2020-11-27 Thread Marie P. Read
Around 3pm I and several others saw a/the redpoll flock flying overhead a couple of times, at one point landing to feed on weeds in the very field where they spent several weeks two years ago. This is the overgrown field just before the crest of the first hill as you travel west up Mt Pleasant

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak! flown now...

2020-10-19 Thread Marie P. Read
/shop/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/ From: bounce-125052506-5851...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Marie P. Read Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 8:24 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak! I am watching a female Evening

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak!

2020-10-19 Thread Marie P. Read
I am watching a female Evening Grosbeak on my sunflower feeder right now! (Just displaced by a Blue Jay and she flew into apple tree in the yard.) Marie Get Outlook for iOS -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] American Kestrels - 12 on Mt Pleasant!

2020-09-15 Thread Marie P. Read
Every time I take my daily walk up Mt Pleasant Rd I wonder whether this will be the day when finally the late summer kestrels will have left for the year...but no! There were twelve American Kestrels arrayed along the wires on the dirt road to the radio tower a couple of hours ago! Cool!

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds?

2020-09-12 Thread Marie P. Read
Had a female/imm Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder around 6:45pm. Saw two yesterday feeding from the few remaining bee-balm flowers. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com NEW! The

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Bb whistling ducks mnwr - photo link

2020-09-09 Thread Marie P. Read
/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/ From: bounce-124927426-5851...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Marie P. Read Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:27 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bb whistling ducks mnwr Four black-bellied whistling

[cayugabirds-l] Bb whistling ducks mnwr

2020-09-09 Thread Marie P. Read
Four black-bellied whistling ducks in main pool about an hour ago. Flew south and may have landed but I am on my second circuit and unable to relocate them. They were originally halfway down the area of open water on wildlife drive. Get Outlook for iOS -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant American Kestrels

2020-07-22 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayugabirders, The annual late-summer build-up of (presumably pre-migration) American Kestrels has begun on Mount Pleasant. I counted 11 kestrels yesterday afternoon, and saw at least 9 this afternoon. You can see them perched on the wires and utility poles along the dirt road to the large

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler

2020-05-18 Thread Marie P. Read
of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior https://rockynook.com/shop/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/ From: Geo Kloppel [geoklop...@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 9:12 AM To: Marie P. Read Cc: Whitings; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler

2020-05-17 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Diana and Cayugabirders, Here is what birdsoftheworld.org (formerly Birds of North America online) says about Prothonotary Warbler nesting: and and No mention of larvae. I can't quite tell what kind of larvae they are from the one photo I can see on your site. But very interesting

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Purple Martins

2020-05-07 Thread Marie P. Read
At the end of my wanderings for errands this morning, I checked out Stewart Park where to my delight four Purple Martins were on and flying around the martin house set up by the Cayuga Bird Club. Love their bold songs! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Bobolinks!

2020-05-03 Thread Marie P. Read
Hello Cayugabirders! Bobolinks have returned to the hayfields on Mt Pleasant Road. So wonderful to hear their songs. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com AUTHOR of: Mastering Bird

RE:[cayugabirds-l] [VTBIRD] BBS cancelled

2020-04-15 Thread Marie P. Read
Is this for real? I’m still not seeing any mention of cancellation on the USGS site, PWRC site or on eBird. Marie Ps Merlins were copulating at Myers Park yesterday morning ! Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt loons, Caspian tern...

2020-04-07 Thread Marie P. Read
I took a walk at Salt Pt this morning. Highlights were 2 Common Loons foraging not too far from shore and a Caspian Tern on one of the sand banks...which duly pulled up a "rare bird, please describe ID" message on eBird! I guess we don't usually see them there in spring, mostly in late summer

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Rd. Red-tailed Hawks with nest material!

2020-04-02 Thread Marie P. Read
On my walk up Mt Pleasant Rd this afternoon I watched a Red-tailed Hawk pair circling over Gladys Birdsall's woods, a couple of minutes later one of them came cruising low over the woods with a trailing clump of grasses in its talons...nesting material. It headed slowly west and disappeared

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

2020-03-19 Thread Marie P. Read
WH! Things are getting seriously weird. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com AUTHOR of: Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Goose island, FOY Sandhill Cranes

2020-03-05 Thread Marie P. Read
I was a bit north of you enjoying the many Tundra / Trumpeter Swans along Lower Lake Road and north of Cayuga Lake State Park.. That WAS an impressive raft of Snows! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Goose migration NOW!

2020-03-02 Thread Marie P. Read
Lots Snow Geese passing over Mount Pleasant this morning, headed north. WoooHooo! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com AUTHOR of: Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker drumming

2020-01-21 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, On my walk on Mt Pleasant Road this morning, around 11 I heard the drumming of a Pileated Woodpecker echoing from deep in the woods on the south side of the road. With the lengthening days, it won't be long before some of our other winter residents start adding to the chorus. Maybe

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Golden Eagle

2019-11-17 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayuugabirders, This morning 10:30 ish I was walking on Mt Pleasant Rd when I noticed two raptors slowly approaching from the north, both soaring with a slight dyhedral wing shape . One was confirmed as a Turkey Vulture after it was close enough for me to see its red head, but the other gave

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush photos

2019-11-15 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayugabirders, The Hermit Thrush I first saw (and initially mid-identified) in my backyard a couple of days ago has been coming to feed on the blue "berries" on my scavenged eastern red-cedar branches throughout the day so I set up a blind and spent the afternoon photographing it. If you'd

RE:[cayugabirds-l] (Swainson's) most likely a Hermit Thrush

2019-11-13 Thread Marie P. Read
-photography/?REF=101/ From: bounce-124115215-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-124115215-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:34 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Swainson's

[cayugabirds-l] Swainson's Thrush

2019-11-13 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayugabirders, On a walk along Long Point Road a couple of weeks ago, I came across numerous Eastern Red Cedar branches chopped down by, presumably, the Aurora roads dept to clear the roadside and left in place. The branches were loaded with berries so I filled the back of my car with as

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Attention Ithaca area bird photographers: upcoming presentation. - Tonight!

2019-11-07 Thread Marie P. Read
This didn’t seem to go through the first time so I’m sending again. Apologies if you get it twice. Just a reminder that this is TONIGHT! Hello Cayugabirders, If you're interested in bird photography, you might be interested: I'll be speaking at the Cayuga Nature Photographers monthly

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Attention Ithaca area bird photographers: upcoming presentation. - Tonight!

2019-11-07 Thread Marie P. Read
Just a reminder that this is TONIGHT! Hello Cayugabirders, If you're interested in bird photography, you might be interested: I'll be speaking at the Cayuga Nature Photographers monthly meeting, Thursday November 7th, 7:30 pm, on the topic of Capturing the Spirit of Birds. You can expect an

[cayugabirds-l] Attention Ithaca area bird photographers: upcoming presentation.

2019-10-30 Thread Marie P. Read
Hello Cayugabirders, If you're interested in bird photography, you might be interested: I'll be speaking at the Cayuga Nature Photographers monthly meeting, Thursday November 7th, 7:30 pm, on the topic of Capturing the Spirit of Birds. You can expect an engaging mix of equipment and technique

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock and waterthrush...interesting yard birds!

2019-07-29 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, I found a couple of interesting "yard" birds as I made my way through the woods edge on my property to see what was around in the beaver pond next door. First, up from the ground flew a chunky medium-sized bird which fluttered off twittering into the woods and landed on the ground

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, I took a short walk around Salt Pt this morning (9-10 am) with the goal of checking out Myers Pt spit for Caspian Terns. None of those yet but I did see some cool birds, the best of which was multiple Baltimore Orioles (adult male and female, plus at least 4 juveniles all foraging in

[cayugabirds-l] Reeeep!!!

2019-05-03 Thread Marie P. Read
Great Crested Flycatcher just arrived in the yard, calling loudly! And yesterday an Eastern Kingbird was hawking bugs over the pond (along with 2 Eastern Phoebes and many swallows). Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail

[cayugabirds-l] Mount Pleasant Bobolinks!

2019-05-02 Thread Marie P. Read
Around 10:30 this morning I hear my first Bobolinks of the season in the field overlooked by the communications tower on Mt Pleasant Rd. (Although because of the socked-in fog I couldn't see them). Also, some of you will have noticed that the eastern end of Mt Pleasant Rd has sprouted 8 new

[cayugabirds-l] Stew Pk Baltimore Oriole

2019-04-30 Thread Marie P. Read
Heard the bright fanfare of a Baltimore Oriole from high in the trees at Stewart Park around 9:30 this morning. Did not see the bird though. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Ring neck ducks

2019-04-07 Thread Marie P. Read
6 of them on the ponds in the Cornell Arboretum...fairly approachable. They've been there a few days. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com ***NEW BOOK by Marie

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant COMMON REDPOLLS

2019-03-29 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, Around 11 this morning (Friday) I found a flock of 100 or so Common Redpolls along the edge of the road at the easternmost end of Mt Pleasant Road, same field where they spent much of the past winter. Cool that they are still around...some of the males are getting very pink!

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Common Redpolls...singing!

2019-03-24 Thread Marie P. Read
Around 2:45 this afternoon, I found a flock of Common Redpolls in the trees above Gladys B’s house, opposite the communications tower on Mt Pleasand Rd. Hard to get an accurate count but I’d say 40-ish...and many were singing their high trilling song. Delightful! They took off further into the

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Snow Geese

2019-03-11 Thread Marie P. Read
Some asked about Snow Goose movements. A flock of 30 or so flew north over Mt Pleasant around 10:30 this morning. And a large flock of Canadas much higher. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Common Redpolls - still...

2019-03-11 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon there was a flock of 100 or so Common Redpolls over the weedy field between the radio tower on Mt Pleasant Rd and the farm in the dip between the hills. Later (around 3pm) I saw presumably the same flock in the weedy field on the easternmost hill of MT

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Salt Point meadow

2019-03-07 Thread Marie P. Read
] Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:17 PM To: Marie P. Read; roberthrie...@gmail.com Cc: Pat Tyrrell Subject: Fw: Salt Point meadow Hi Marie- Just a note of update. You can repost to Cayugabirds. No worries. The final product will be better than what was there. That section of Salmon Creek has not been

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point update?

2019-03-07 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, I was just at Myers and Salt Point. Salmon Creek is being dredged (from the Salt Point side) and there is currently a huge heap of dredged soil filling much of Salt Point's "bluebird meadow". The milkweed area ("Monarch Waystation") has been protected. Does anyone know what the

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Snow Buntings

2019-02-28 Thread Marie P. Read
And in the same area, around 10am I spotted a flock of about 100 Common Redpolls in the field where they spent several weeks previously...that is the weedy field just below the crest of the hill at the easternmost end of Mt Pleasant Rd. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Update - another vote for shelter

2019-02-01 Thread Marie P. Read
I was going to suggest something similar to Linda: any type of conifer can provide shelter for birds, particularly in the cold, windy weather we've had over the past couple of days. I have watched birds actually going to roost (at dusk) in certain spruces on my property in the past. Marie

[cayugabirds-l] RingwoodRd Common Redpoll!

2019-01-31 Thread Marie P. Read
Well, whoop-tee-dooo, I have a Common Redpoll on one of my feeders! AND it's a male. 'Bout time... Bring 'em on. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com ***NEW BOOK by

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Northern Cardinal

2019-01-30 Thread Marie P. Read
Despite the temp being -6 F here on the mountain earlier this morning, there was a Northern Cardinal singing in the yard. Embrace winter! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Redhead raft etc

2019-01-28 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, I took a photo/birding trip to the north end of the lake this morning. The lake was frozen north of Union Springs, but there was open water at Mud Lock where around 7:45 am I found numerous Tundra Swans sleeping along the ice edge but uncooperative for my camera. Also several Bald

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant COMMON REDPOLLS - a few

2019-01-24 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, There was a small (20 or so) flock of Common Redpolls near the roadside on Mt Pleasant Rd about 1 hour ago. And just now in my yard, a male House Finch was softly and tentatively warbling his song from hidden in a shrub as the rain turns to snow! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls, Aiken Rd. in Enfield - redpoll food

2019-01-09 Thread Marie P. Read
Re. redpolls: The Mt Pleasant Rd redpolls were eating the seeds of various weeds in the field, many of which actually are introduced species. Over the past few weeks I have tried to identify them from the dead plant stems and seed heads...it's not easy. Some of them (I think) are chicory,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] empty lake - Stewart Park Friday observation

2019-01-05 Thread Marie P. Read
On the other hand, on Saturday morning (Jan 5th) as I drove down Rt 13 around 915 am, I saw a large raft of ducks just off Stewart Park (within a hundred yards or so), went to check it out and it seemed to be Aythya but mostly sleeping so hard to ID with just binoculars. Marie Marie Read

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Common Redpolls new location

2019-01-05 Thread Marie P. Read
At around 9am this morning, a large flock of Common Redpolls was flying around the field just west of the observatory, south side of the road. Lots of very dense weed stems in here, so they’re hard to see unless they’re in flight. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road

[cayugabirds-l] Evening GROSBEAKS - Ringwood Rd

2019-01-03 Thread Marie P. Read
27 Evening Grosbeaks at my feeders NOW! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com ***NEW BOOK by Marie Read!*** Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant redpolls still there (correction...)

2018-12-29 Thread Marie P. Read
/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/ From: bounce-123210992-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-123210992-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:39 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant redpolls still there (but fewer)

2018-12-29 Thread Marie P. Read
In preparation for the Christmas Bird Count next week I’ve been keeping an eye out for the Common Redpolls on Mt Pleasant Rd. This morning I saw them twice: about 10:15 and just now about 12:10. They are more difficult to see with no snow. Two days ago I estimated 50, but today only about 25,

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeaks Ringwood Rd

2018-12-29 Thread Marie P. Read
25 Evening Grosbeaks at my feeders, in the ash tree, and drinking from the stream in my backyard starting 9am. Still here over an hour later. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Bird Count Jan 1st 2019 - Counters urgently needed for Area III

2018-12-28 Thread Marie P. Read
Hello Cayugabirders, The local Christmas Bird Count is coming up: January 1st 2019. I am Area Coordinator for Area III which includes much of Dryden including Hammond Hill and Yellow Barn Forests and I need a few more counters to have complete coverage of the area. I currently have no-one

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Common Redpolls - still...

2018-12-24 Thread Marie P. Read
Around 10:45 this morning, 150+ Common Redpolls on Mt Pleasant Rd east end, with some Snow Bunting mixed in. In the usual field (south side of the road). Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] Irish Settlement Rd EVENING GROSBEAKS!

2018-12-11 Thread Marie P. Read
I found a large flock (40 or so) Evening Grosbeaks that landed atop a tall spruce on the Hammond Hill side of Irish Settlement Rd about 10:15 this morning. This was between Hammond Hill Rd and the Park Preserve. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Common Redpolls - YES!

2018-12-04 Thread Marie P. Read
A flock of about 30 Common Redpolls continues to associate with the growing Snow Bunting flock on Mt Pleasant Rd this morning. They all were in the weedy field opposite the communications tower, both around 10:30 when I first saw them and around 11:30 when I returned. Basically the same spot as

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant COMMON REDPOLLS!

2018-12-02 Thread Marie P. Read
It's been quite the birdy day up here on the mountain. A flock of 13 Common Redpolls was feeding alongside the road when I came back from my walk in the rain (11 am). They were feeding on chickory seeds, and flew off into the weedy field opposite the radio tower on Mt Pleasant Rd to join a

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings!

2018-11-29 Thread Marie P. Read
A flock of ~50 Snow Buntings over the fields and landing on the road, Mt Pleasant Rd opposite communications tower about an hour ago. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fox (W t) sparrow

2018-11-16 Thread Marie P. Read
I have had A Fox Sparrow under the feeder several times over the past couple of days. M Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Rd Eastern Meadowlarks

2018-11-02 Thread Marie P. Read
I saw a flock of 7 Eastern Meadowlarks flying and landing in one of the fields on the north side of Mt Pleasant Rd (east end) on my walk earlier this morning. Later, a flock of 30-ish of what I'm going to call Horned Larks based on their calls. And one female Evening Grosbeak was around the

RE:[cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS - Ringwood Rd - still here

2018-11-01 Thread Marie P. Read
/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ From: bounce-123059736-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-123059736-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:30 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject

[cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS - Ringwood Rd

2018-11-01 Thread Marie P. Read
Two Evening Grosbeaks (male and female) were on my feeders briefly, and are currently (10:30) feeding in the ash tree out front along with several Purple Finches. (Folks who came yesterday - I checked the tree many times and did NOT see them yesterday) Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography

RE:[cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS NOW! Ringwood Road - They're BAAACK!

2018-10-30 Thread Marie P. Read
me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ From: bounce-123047932-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-123047932-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Monday, October

RE:[cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS NOW! Ringwood Road - GONE

2018-10-29 Thread Marie P. Read
of Marie P. Read [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 11:37 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS NOW! Ringwood Road There are 5 Evening Grosbeaks feeding on ash seeds on the tree outside my house on Ringwood Road NOW! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452

[cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS NOW! Ringwood Road

2018-10-29 Thread Marie P. Read
There are 5 Evening Grosbeaks feeding on ash seeds on the tree outside my house on Ringwood Road NOW! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Bunting

2018-10-25 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, I found a single Snow Bunting along the roadside on Mt Pleasant Rd, opposite the communications tower, about 10:15 this morning. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Ash seeds and blackbirds

2018-10-20 Thread Marie P. Read
I had Purple Finches and House Finches eating ash seeds a couple of days ago in the yard! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Bald Eagle!

2018-10-09 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, During my morning "maintaining sanity" walk up Mt Pleasant Road, I watched a handsome adult Bald Eagle making its way steadily south against the south wind. Also a Northern Harrier at one point mobbing a Red-tailed Hawk. And for the crow watchers, an individual wing tagged AI with

[cayugabirds-l] Migrating Blue Jays & Merlin - Mt Pleasant

2018-09-28 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, Just back from a nice walk on Mt Pleasant Road with a fun bird sighting. At the farmhouse "dip" east of the observatory, over the stand of large spruces I noticed a large flock of Blue Jays approaching from the north. I counted 14 as they took off over the open fields flying high

RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018

2018-08-21 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald mentioned below. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-08 Thread Marie P. Read
I just sent NYSEG the following email: "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)

2018-06-05 Thread Marie P. Read
I had a single Pine Siskin a few days ago at my feeder, and I had the same experience as Asher...very tame bird, but looked adult... Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Juncos

2018-05-18 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Jim, It would not be legal to move it, and not likely to work anyway. You might try putting a chicken wire fence around the nest—several feet in diameter so the adults can come and go easily. Hopefully when the young fledge they will go up into the bush and not onto the ground. But at that

RE: [cayugabirds-l] oriole

2018-05-16 Thread Marie P. Read
Both male and female Baltimore Orioles can be pretty variable in coloration. I've watched many orioles, and I've seen yellow-looking males, and at the other extreme, I've seen quite male-like females. There is currently a pair nesting in the Newman Arboretum of which the female is very orange,

[cayugabirds-l] Monkey Run south Scarlet Tanager

2018-05-09 Thread Marie P. Read
Scarlet Tanager male just west of the parking area. Gorgeous! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Request for leads: birds for photo project

2018-05-07 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a few specific birds/situations for a special photo project this spring/summer and would appreciate any information you're willing to share: Killdeer nest on the ground in accessible spot Tree Swallow nest in natural cavity, but only if less than 6 ft high (ditto

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Horned Lark song-flight

2018-05-06 Thread Marie P. Read
At the end of my morning walk, I was happy to hear, and eventually, see a Horned Lark performing its flight display high in the sky. Usually I have seen them doing this much earlier in the year, even in early March if it's mild. They are known to start nesting very early, so maybe this year I

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Bobolinks

2018-05-03 Thread Marie P. Read
Bobolinks heard and seen in the distance in several of the fields on Mt Pleasant Rd an hour ago. Also a Nashville Warbler. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com

[cayugabirds-l] House Wren - Ringwood Rd

2018-05-02 Thread Marie P. Read
Just heard the merry bubbling song of a House Wren in the backyard! Spring! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-rumped Warbler eating suet!

2018-04-27 Thread Marie P. Read
Yes, you read that correctly: a male Yellow-rumped Warbler delicately picking at the suet block after a Downy Woodpecker had left. I guess there aren't many insects around... Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Rd Pine Siskins

2018-03-22 Thread Marie P. Read
My daily walk this morning took me farther west of the observatory than usual, and where the utility cut crosses Mt Pleasant Rd I was excited to find a pair of Pine Siskins at the top of a tree. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Peregine Falcon - typo

2018-03-18 Thread Marie P. Read
-104356136271727/ From: bounce-122391668-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-122391668-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2018 5:23 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Peregine Falcon -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Peregine Falcon

2018-03-18 Thread Marie P. Read
I headed up to Aurora this morning early hoping to find photographable Red-breasted Mergansers near the boathouse. En route, just south of the ex-Triangle Diner (about 7:30 am), I passed a pake-breasted raptor in a tree, too big for a kestrel, too small for a buteo, so I back up and identified

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike at Landon Rd and 79 - still there 4pm-ish

2018-03-18 Thread Marie P. Read
Jeff's Northern Shrike was still in at Landon Road around 4:00pm when I watched it for 20 minutes or so. Far off the road in a shrubby field just SE of the Landon/Slaterville Road junction. Too far for photos, but a cool bird to watch nonetheless! And the lone Snow Bunting was foraging along

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker drumming

2018-02-01 Thread Marie P. Read
Just heard a Pileated Woodpecker drumming several times in Ringwood Preserve. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Pine Siskin

2018-01-13 Thread Marie P. Read
...in the throng of Am Goldfinches at my feeders just now. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings

2018-01-09 Thread Marie P. Read
Whoo-Hooo! There was a flock of 100-ish Snow Buntings foraging near the radio tower on My Pleasant Rd around 2:45 this afternoon. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Found! re kingfishers...

2018-01-06 Thread Marie P. Read
...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Nutter [nutter.d...@me.com] Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 8:20 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Found! > On Jan 4, 2018, at 11:48 AM, Marie P. Read <m...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > I haven't seen or heard my backyard tough-guy Be

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Northern Cardinal singing...

2018-01-04 Thread Marie P. Read
Despite the approaching storm, a Northern Cardinal was just singing in my yard! And yesterday's Mt Pleasant walk turned up 12 Snow Buntings (just after Gladys Birdsall and I were bemoaning their absence!) and a flyover Rough-legged Hawk. But I haven't seen or heard my backyard tough-guy Belted

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Belted Kingfisher

2017-12-30 Thread Marie P. Read
A rather chilly-sounding Belted Kingfisher was rattling quietly as it patrolled the small stream on one side of my property, which still has some open water. I certainly feel sorry for a bird that makes its living diving into frigid water in this below-freezing weather. Wish I had more than

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Bird Count Jan 1st, counters STILL needed for Area III.

2017-12-30 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayugabirders, I've posted this before, but I STILL need a few counters for Area III, so please reply if you'd like to help out. I'm area coordinator for Area III which includes the Village of Dryden, Hammond Hill, Yellow Barn State Forest and areas south to Slaterville. I have several

[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Bird Count Jan 1st, counters needed for Area III.

2017-12-28 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayugabirders, I'm area coordinator for Area III which includes the Village of Dryden, Hammond Hill, Yellow Barn State Forest and areas south to Slaterville. I have a couple of areas for which I still need birders to count. If you'd like to participate please contact me directly

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Horned Larks/Snow Buntings

2017-12-14 Thread Marie P. Read
Around 3pm, a flock of 40-ish Horned Larks, with a handful of Snow Buntings in there too, was swirling around the corn fields on Mt Pleasant Rd Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website:

[cayugabirds-l] What larks! (Horned Larks that is)

2017-11-17 Thread Marie P. Read
On Mt Pleasant Rd today I saw a flock of Horned Larks that probably numbered 50 or so. Checked as many as I could but found no American Pipits. First time I've walked up the hill after knee surgery 3+ weeks ago! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA

[cayugabirds-l] Ringwood rd Pine Siskin

2017-10-21 Thread Marie P. Read
About half an hour ago, a Pine Siskin sat up high in a tree over my yard, calling for several minutes, then flew up circling around a couple of times, before heading off SE (toward Yellow Barn forest maybe?). A hint of winter birds to come? Bring 'em on! Now...back to painting the house! Marie

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound

2017-08-29 Thread Marie P. Read
This is just a thought, but Carolina Wrens make some really odd sounds and your habitat description sounds right for that species. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com

[cayugabirds-l] Bink! Bink! Bobolinks on the move...

2017-08-19 Thread Marie P. Read
It's that bittersweet time of year. Favorite birds are starting to leave. Others are raising yet more youngsters! Each time I've taken a morning walk up Mt Pleasant Road over the past few weeks I've heard the flight calls of Bobolinks flying overhead, sometimes too high to see. This afternoon

RE: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Marie P. Read
6136271727/ From: Peter [psara...@rochester.rr.com] Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:43 PM To: Linda Orkin; Marie P. Read Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles Yes. My concern is that I hear tell keep feeders u

RE: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles - clarification

2017-08-16 Thread Marie P. Read
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:46 PM To: Marie P. Read Cc: Peter; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles And when all have migrated through. It is my understanding that migratory hummingbirds are able to find and utilize feeders as they trav

RE: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Marie P. Read
After they've left on migration! Feeding them isn't going to prevent them from migrating, if that's what you were worried about. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Dead Kingfisher

2017-07-27 Thread Marie P. Read
Oh how awful...that's the second time that's happened over there in the past few years... Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook:

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