[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake last week-end a video link and possible Auroras possible to night

2013-03-17 Thread Meena Haribal
to western and northern skies. Right now at least it is a clear weather in Ithaca. Except for a Great Black-backed Gull that passed over my house that was visible from my home-office window today no other bird activity to report. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http

[cayugabirds-l] Cooper's Hawk having probably red squirrel for lunch in my yard

2013-03-17 Thread Meena Haribal
shots. He is visible from my home-office window too. Now suddenly he is in full sun! More alert! If I get anything good I will post it! This is first time I am watching a hawk eating meal in my yard and that to has caught a natural meal! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http

[cayugabirds-l] Robin Singing on the campus

2013-03-11 Thread Meena Haribal
In the morning when I got off the bus, I heard an American Robin singing from a tree between USDA building and Vet Tower with full gusto. This brought a wide smile on my face! Cheers Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE:[cayugabirds-l] [GeneseeBirds-L] Huge raft of Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake, and an odd goose

2013-03-10 Thread Meena Haribal
! So much of fun! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] on behalf of nutter.d...@mac.com [nutter.d...@mac.com] Sent: Sunday

[cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip tomorrow Sat 9 March 2013, Meet at 7.30 am.

2013-03-08 Thread Meena Haribal
=209561237773470893827.0004d76afd7fb3922db26msa=0ll=42.451011,-76.463299spn=0.018113,0.036392 For details of the trip visit CBC web site under calendar at http://www.cayugabirdclub.org/ Hope to see some of you there. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 http

[cayugabirds-l] OT; A long drawn whistle

2013-03-03 Thread Meena Haribal
, this has shorter intervals, but I think the call I heard was more like Common Iora with longer drawn and longer intervals too, funny I did not find any samples of Common Iora on Xeno Canto. Thanks in advance! Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fooled by screech owl-like nest material on EIRW

2013-02-16 Thread Meena Haribal
, there was a House Finch singing half-hearted song from my Norway spruces. Three days ago, I heard a Carolina Wren, and Tufted Titmouse singing while I was waiting for the bus. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Screech Owl on EI Rectration way

2013-02-14 Thread Meena Haribal
in their eyes! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] small geese

2013-01-29 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, Just now 7 Canada geese flew in front of my window and 2 of them were half the size of the rest with shorter necks. They were heading in dump direction like gulls. Also saw about 150 gulls heading in the same direction earlier. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute

[cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed ducks and Athya flocks

2013-01-20 Thread Meena Haribal
was going on in the flock. I will post couple of cuts to you tube when I get chance. On the whole it was spectacular day with nice warm temperature. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Flock of small finches

2013-01-16 Thread Meena Haribal
I just saw a flock of pale colored small finches head across my window along Tower Road towards Day Hall. Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 Phone 607-254-1258 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Crows heading to roost

2013-01-09 Thread Meena Haribal
So far about 2000 crows have headed towards Robert Purcell. If they went beyond that I can't see. Now the stream has thinned out a bit (4.19 PM). They came from beyond Vet school, or may be from dump or from fields around. By now it is almost over (4.21 PM). Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Birders Hunters on Cayuga Lake

2013-01-07 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, First of all, after reading John's post, when I suggested that CBC should do something about hunting was not to stop hunting, but to designate some locations on the lake to be free from being hunting locations, so both birders and birds can enjoy some peace. Why is it wrong if

RE: [cayugabirds-l] purpose of the list serve.

2013-01-07 Thread Meena Haribal
. Perhaps interested people can communicate privately about next steps? Thanks. Linda Orkin Cayuga Bird Club On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edumailto:m...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, First of all, after reading John?s post, when I suggested that CBC should do something

[cayugabirds-l] Some notes on birds

2013-01-05 Thread Meena Haribal
flew in the wind with no particular destination. And no shrikes anywhere. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Scaup with fishe lure

2013-01-05 Thread Meena Haribal
I also was thinking the same! May be duck is managing to feed with the lure. Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-72559079-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-72559079-3493...@list.cornell.edu

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

2013-01-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Dave, I guess you have to prove that it was alive in 2013. So need to do accurate time of death on this bird even to count for the count week. Meena From: bounce-72555400-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-72555400-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of nutter.d...@me.com Sent: Thursday,

[cayugabirds-l] Six Miles Creek Raven

2012-12-31 Thread Meena Haribal
closer to the houses aka bird feeders. Woods were devoid of birds. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Meena Haribal
am seeing so many trucks. Then I realized that this is the first time I have driven on these roads on week-days and that may be the reason why I saw so many trucks. Is it true? Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

[cayugabirds-l] CBC count

2012-12-30 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I am here in the basin for New Year's day. If anyone needs any area to be covered and do not have someone to cover it let me know. E-mail me or call at 607-229-8710. Meena PS: My car does not have snow tires, so I prefer either walking distances or clean roads to cover:-) Meena

RE: [cayugabirds-l] And many more and MORE Snow Geese as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Meena Haribal
not have any feeders in my neighborhood. so they must be feeding on some seeds. There is one right now, which I see from computer chair as I am typing, but is trying to head towards lake. Great to be home to see snow geese from inside the house! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] Townsend Solitaire was present as of 2.30 pm

2012-12-15 Thread Meena Haribal
into a ditch and splashed the car with mud. Impact seemed much slower because I had braked, but still it broke my fender and I am not sure what I broke of it. It seemed to have scrambled into the bushes, when I looked for it. I hope it survives, I feel sad :-( Meena Meena Haribal

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday birding

2012-12-09 Thread Meena Haribal
much better. They were skittish, but if you waited they came close enough to see them. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga lake basin map

2012-12-09 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I often get question about Cayuga lake Basin map used for bird reports. Here is map that shows you the boundaries. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTFmsa=0msid=214805312847666779826.0004b7e99f502b6d9f5ff Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls on N Triphammer in Lansing

2012-12-08 Thread Meena Haribal
They were there a while till 3.00 PM at least! Could be there longer! Lots of seeds to eat. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-72501645-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-72501645-3493

[cayugabirds-l] Big Flock of birds behind USDA

2012-12-07 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, There is a big flock of birds may be 100 birds flying between vet school and USDA building. I suspect they could be waxwings. So if anyone is nearby have time check it out! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 Phone 607-254-1258 http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2012-12-06 Thread Meena Haribal
After reading these posts I looked out to see if I can see any, when I scanned my eyes towards Vet School there was a loose flock of about 40 to 50 flying over the Vet tower. I quickly watched them with binocs. They were sparkling in sunlight! Cool! A good way to start day! Cheers Meena Meena

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Wild Snow Geese chase and RBA alert of Hoary Redpoll at Cayuga Lock

2012-12-02 Thread Meena Haribal
but it is listserve which is slow today. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: Meena Haribal Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2012 10:07 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Wild Snow Geese chase Hi all, Yesterday

[cayugabirds-l] TVS heading south

2012-11-12 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I watched about a dozen of TVs heading south, but none of them had white wing feathers. Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bus stop birding: Common Loons

2012-11-08 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, While I was waiting for the bus at the most 3 minutes, I counted two groups of loons. One contained a single individual that flew right over my house and after a minute or so the second had six loons flying along the Six Miles Creek. There were two Turkey Vultures rising up from the

[cayugabirds-l] Curious behavior of a Red-bellied Woodpecker

2012-11-04 Thread Meena Haribal
was thinking. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine Falcon

2012-11-03 Thread Meena Haribal
of small finches flying over my house across Six Mile Creek. Yesterday, afternoon from my office window I watched a compact stubby looking Sharp-shinned hawk circle around in front of my office window and head northeast! Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http

[cayugabirds-l] Bar headed Geese can migrate at an altitude 7290 m

2012-11-01 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, Here is what the abstract of the paper by Hawke, Balachandran et al write in current issue of Proceedings of Royal Society B, It has nice maps showing routes of migration! Bar-headed geese are renowned for migratory flights at extremely high altitudes over the world's tallest

[cayugabirds-l] Coyotes Howling

2012-10-28 Thread Meena Haribal
I am right now hearing Coyotes howling from Six Mile Creek side. May be worried about up coming storm or just gleeful??? Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Hurricane Sandy and Birding Potential

2012-10-27 Thread Meena Haribal
, but employ a little perspective and empathy for the birds. Well said S and S Fasts! Amen! I do hope not many of those poor birds and humans get caught in the hurricane and die in our area like the Magnificent Frigatebird did. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http

[cayugabirds-l] Hummer on Powell road, Interlaken

2012-10-18 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, During lunch time today Hummer was observed having drink twice from the feeder at Marty's house. It was very windy. It stopped only for short time each time it came. Cheers Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin’s and Carolina Wren

2012-10-17 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I was waiting for the bus in front of driveway of 1410, Rt 79, (i.e. my neighbor’s), when I heard Siskin’s zeet call. I was trying to look for them up in the trees. A truck just then passed when I saw two birds take off from the New England aster, on which they were feeding and land in

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy birds during lunch : Yellow-billed cuckoo, RS Towhees etc.

2012-10-02 Thread Meena Haribal
with WB Nuthatches, Chickadees, Downy and Hairy woodpeckers etc. It felt good to be in the Mundy WG in fall temps! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 Phone 607-254-1258 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ http://haribal.wikispaces.com/space

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawks

2012-08-16 Thread Meena Haribal
! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-63150349-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-63150349-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes [c...@cornell.edu] Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Fall Creek around Flat Rocks

2012-08-05 Thread Meena Haribal
/kQbIEEfzLH0 Best is watch in HD settings. Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Conn Hills

2012-08-04 Thread Meena Haribal
with hundreds of Barn Swallows. I also saw a few Tree Swallows along the wires. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Some recordings fro ADK thought you may enjoy

2012-07-22 Thread Meena Haribal
serenaded me for quite sometime with his lovely song. http://soundcloud.com/meena-haribal/morning-chorus-in-adk-ny http://soundcloud.com/meena-haribal/eastern-winter-wren-and-blue Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Great Horned Owls duet and National moth week

2012-07-21 Thread Meena Haribal
information visit this web page. The event is hosted by Bill Evans in Finger Lakes region. http://www.oldbird.org/mothweek/2012NMW.html Hope some of you will join us on some field trips and also report your backyard moths. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, Goshawk, White thorated sparrows etc.

2012-06-25 Thread Meena Haribal
Baltimore Checkerspots, I estimated more than 300+ along the road as usual! Summer is wonderful! Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] anyone seen Yellow-thr. Warbler lately

2012-06-22 Thread Meena Haribal
cloud later sometime. The calls were aggressive wheezing, hissing and rattling calls. Called for nearly 10-15 minutes. I have no idea what it was aggressive about. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

[cayugabirds-l] CBC dish to pass and evening birds

2012-06-12 Thread Meena Haribal
mention Bank Swallows, but I did not see. Lots of Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds etc. It was a lovely pleasant evening. Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 Phone 607-254-1258 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ http://haribal.wikispaces.com/space

[cayugabirds-l] oops forgot to mention location RE: CBC dish to pass and evening birds

2012-06-12 Thread Meena Haribal
oops forgot to mention location... This was all at Myers Point! Meena From: bounce-61058830-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61058830-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Meena Haribal Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:59 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] CBC dish to pass

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler et al

2012-06-10 Thread Meena Haribal
was looking to oviposit. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey On campus

2012-06-08 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, It looks like there is at least one Osprey hanging on the campus and Beebe lake. Today I watched hunt for the fish and chased by crows, when he got annoyed at the crow and whistled at them to get lost and continued hunting. Someone else also told me that they have been seeing an Osprey

[cayugabirds-l] any one ID this egg?

2012-06-06 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, On my Mundy walk, I found two eggs of this type, about 2 1/2 inches long and 1.5 inches wide along the cliff path of Mundy. I also saw large Snapping turtle basking on a rock in the middle of the Fall Creek near Mundy. https://picasaweb.google.com/mharibal/June62012# Can anyone

RE: [cayugabirds-l] any one ID this egg?

2012-06-06 Thread Meena Haribal
Check again it should work. It was set me alone. Thanks for letting me know. Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: Paul [pschm...@stny.rr.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 5:27 PM To: Meena Haribal

[cayugabirds-l] Venus transit visible from Myers

2012-06-05 Thread Meena Haribal
Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Life on the ledge or is it life on the edge?

2012-06-03 Thread Meena Haribal
was there. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow v. mowing near airport

2012-06-02 Thread Meena Haribal
they are morphed in last few years. meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-61034533-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-61034533-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Nutter [nutter.d

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, Thanks to all who wrote me back about Murder of crows. Actually, I think we should call them murderer crows :-) Now I am curious to find out why is called Murder of Crows Cheers Meena -Original Message- From: bounce-61033781-3493...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2012-05-30 Thread Meena Haribal
Osprey is circling in front of my office window! Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 Phone 607-254-1258 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ http://haribal.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/wildwest+trip+August+2007+.pdfhttp://www.geocities.com/asiootusloe

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope and other birds there shaky video

2012-05-24 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, Here is a link to shaky unedited video of RNPH. My tripod was far away from where I was photographing him. Later, I went and got my tripod and took some more video, but they are right now too large to load.

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] montezuma management plan FYI

2012-05-24 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, This was sent to Genesee birds. So it may be great opportunity to respond if birders have any comments. Meena -Original Message- From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [mailto:geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of George M. Briggs Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope and other birds there

2012-05-23 Thread Meena Haribal
Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-59407577-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-59407577-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Jeffrey Poulin [jeffrey.s.pou...@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 5

RE: [cayugabirds-l] witnessed bird drama

2012-05-22 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, First, did you Marsha see two males or one male and a female? If it was a pair then, I beg to differ from Marie and Kevin. Birds do feel sad and will try to help mate. I have seen when the birds get hurt, other birds become curious and come to see what has happened. Recently, a

[cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper at Syracuse airport

2012-05-18 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I was in the plane on the way to Chicago sitting on runway when I saw an Upland sp sitting on A10 marker nervously watching the plane. Once we moved it dove into grass. It was lovely view of all lakes some 20 miles from the plane including MNWR and other interesting features Meena --

[cayugabirds-l] Birds on partial walk to office

2012-05-17 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I walked from my house to East Hill via Strawberry wood patch and southern corner of Hawthorn orchards. I saw and heard the followings Yellow Warblers (several) Common Yellowthroat (several) Blackpoll (one singing) Hose Wrens Purple and House Finches Warbling Vireo Catbirds Meadowlark

[cayugabirds-l] Arnot and Green-Springs Cemetary with SFO trip

2012-05-14 Thread Meena Haribal
entire trip. On the whole we had 70 species for the whole group and about 75 were my trip ticks. It was a nice day! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Meena Haribal
I did the same thing too! And found Merlin singing away! I also went to Green hills cemetery and except for the Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow and Great Crested Flycatcher no body was there. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Meena Haribal
to see a raven being chased by three crows. A little later second raven was being chased by the same crows. I checked the creek no odonates yet! Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-57407034

[cayugabirds-l] White-tail tipped rough-winged swallow

2012-05-11 Thread Meena Haribal
Today, while in Mundy I watched three rough-winged swallow one of which had 1/3 outer rectrices white. It looked odd. But nice to keep an eye on the individual birds. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Fuertes Birds Sanctuary article

2012-05-08 Thread Meena Haribal
tree, or a museum, temple or locations etc. I would have called it (Fuertes vs Renwick Sanctuary) Great Horned Owl Woods! Just some more fuel to the discussion :-) Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick dedication 1917

2012-05-08 Thread Meena Haribal
) in a file in CBC room at Lab of O. I am not sure if they still exists there or not. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-56066033-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-56066033-3493

[cayugabirds-l] SSW in the afternoon

2012-05-06 Thread Meena Haribal
-will-Widows-will! Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Yard hawks, loon and swallow

2012-04-28 Thread Meena Haribal
towards lake, with binoculars it turned out to be a COMMON LOON. Also it looked like I saw a migrating Barn Swallow as it headed inn the same directions as the hawks went. All hawks came as individuals. I am hoping head out now to something more. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Merg entering box

2012-04-26 Thread Meena Haribal
Woo, it would be fun to watch baby mergs coming out of the box! Meena From: bounce-51701042-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-51701042-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Laura Stenzler Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:49 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merg entering box

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow warbler

2012-04-25 Thread Meena Haribal
While I was waiting for the bus I heard Sweet sweet little more sweet! I was delighted! Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Mundy birds and RE: [cayugabirds-l] Ovenbird behind Corson/Mudd Hall

2012-04-25 Thread Meena Haribal
Actually a few years ago one got inside Corson Mudd and was there for a day on fourth floor and next day morning, I think John Hall released it out after some struggle to catch it. I hope he is not the same guy! I did my Mundy lunch walk today. There were at least 15 Yellow-rumped warblers

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Eight inches of snow!

2012-04-23 Thread Meena Haribal
or the robin, all are quiet. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-50516084-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-50516084-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Jane Graves [jgra...@skidmore.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch

2012-04-23 Thread Meena Haribal
for the bus, on a ice covered trees there were several Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles were chirping very excitedly. It looks very weird with tons of snow on green leafy branches. There were many broken branches too. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org

[cayugabirds-l] SFO SAturday Derby Hill, Summer Hill trip

2012-04-22 Thread Meena Haribal
WOODPECKER in my yard screamed in delight! Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush

2012-04-20 Thread Meena Haribal
April 20 was the date I remembered for Northern Waterthrush in the past for the arrival. There it is one time! What calendar is he using? Meena From: bounce-49119040-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-49119040-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jay McGowan Sent: Friday, April 20,

RE: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush

2012-04-20 Thread Meena Haribal
I did not mean average arrival in the basin. I had heard or seen the Northern Waterthrush at Sapsucker wood on April 20, at least that is the date stuck to my mind. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy Lunch walk House and Carolina Wrens, Rough-winged Swallows etc.

2012-04-16 Thread Meena Haribal
It was awesome outside, but very hot. Highlight was many migrating Red Admiral butterflies with couple of other species. Among birds a pair of Red-tailed hawks were displaying and calling while display was on over Mundy WG. I met the Tufted titmouse who sings teacher teach very apt on the

[cayugabirds-l] Arnot forest today

2012-04-14 Thread Meena Haribal
Azure, an anglewing sp and a dusky wing sp. I was expecting to hear Lousiana Water Thrush and Hermit Thrush, but did do so. Cheers meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

RE: [cayugabirds-l] George Pond and Ethics

2012-04-10 Thread Meena Haribal
Thanks Dave for noting Matt Young's efforts. He had sent some detailed e-mail regarding George Pond a few years ago. In fact, as for preserving habitats, as a sole person, Matt Young has done great job. He has played key role in preserving some bog habitats in our locations including McIllroy

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Not birds, but something relevant about stress- if plants can remember why not birds!

2012-04-10 Thread Meena Haribal
This is the paper for our lab reading. I just started reading this and realized how interesting. Multiple exposures to drought 'train' transcriptional responses in Arabidopsis Pre-exposure to stress may alter plants' subsequent responses by producing faster and/or stronger reactions

[cayugabirds-l] GHOW visiting GRBH at night

2012-04-10 Thread Meena Haribal
I did not see this posted on Cayugabirds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBGYPQKt3wAfeature=youtu.benoredirect=1 GHOW visiting Great Blue heron at night at sapsucker woods. I wonder from the where the owl came to visit this nest. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org

[cayugabirds-l] Two Loons

2012-04-09 Thread Meena Haribal
A couple of loons flew past my office window as individual birds or at least I could see only one each. Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Intersti8ng Duck from Long Point SP Possible King Eider

2012-04-07 Thread Meena Haribal
and he sounds very mcuh like a oriole if you hear him in oriole season. But I have heard him in winter and spring too. Tufted Titmouse make all kinds of sounds. We had 69 specie of birds or can say almost 70 if we count Carolina Wren! Looking forward to tomoorw! Meena Haribal Ithaca NY

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club meeting April 9 (no speaker dinner)

2012-04-06 Thread Meena Haribal
Yeeekes! I am seeing an ad at the bottom of this e-mail. Has Cornell listserve also started making money by putting in an ad? Or some sneaky thing moved in on its own? Oops when I highlighted it seems to be coming from juno.com. which seems to Colleens internet provider. Advertisers

[cayugabirds-l] Lone loon and Brants

2012-04-04 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, On the way back from Entomology to BTI, I watched a lone loon head towards lake. Just a couple of minutes ago a loose flock of 14 Brants seemed to be heading towards the lake. Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake Longtail Ducks

2012-04-01 Thread Meena Haribal
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-04-01 Thread Meena Haribal
and maintain, but at least one can give a try. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chipping Sparrow

2012-03-30 Thread Meena Haribal
distances north. What causes them to stop and not go further anymore? Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] on behalf of Michael

RE: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chipping Sparrow

2012-03-30 Thread Meena Haribal
reporters choices. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-43804163-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-43804163-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Nutter [nutter.d...@me.com] Sent: Friday

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Wind Map

2012-03-29 Thread Meena Haribal
Wow that is cool! Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-43799786-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-43799786-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Chris Pelkie [chris.pel...@cornell.edu] Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsuckers and trees

2012-03-28 Thread Meena Haribal
Hello all, I have been reading that sapsuckers are heading back to our area. I am again looking for sapsucker trees with holes. If you see a sapsucker feeding from the well, please let me know. I would very much appreciate that information. I am willing to travel some distance. Email me at

[cayugabirds-l] Juncos clashing

2012-03-20 Thread Meena Haribal
From the corner of my eyes (or my peripheral view), I saw two birds tumbling down. Then they came up and clashed again. They were two Juncos fighting about something on Tower Road, some 100 feet from office window. I could see they were flashing their white outer tail feathers as they tumbled

[cayugabirds-l] Golden eagle heading towards lab of O

2012-03-19 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, Just now a fairly low flying GOLDEN EAGLE flew northwards and I could watch it till it almost disappeared. It glided with slight wide opened view and beat wings a few times, then again glided with some more powerful wing beats and glide till it went out of my sight! I also saw the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2012-03-19 Thread Meena Haribal
and circled and floated away to west. Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-43528285-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-43528285-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Brad Walker [edgarallenhoo...@gmail.com] Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds and Blackbirds and blackbirds and others this past week at MNWR

2012-03-19 Thread Meena Haribal
sunset from west incessant river of black birds poured in to the marsh. They went on and on till the Venus and Mars became visible and rest became darker. I decided it was time to call it a night! Hope you enjoy the spectacle of blackbirds! Cheers meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY

[cayugabirds-l] TV s in the evening

2012-03-13 Thread Meena Haribal
I watched 55 Turkey vultures pass over my yard in two groups, while I was working on bush trimming. They looked very beautiful in lovely blue sky. I also saw a Sharp-shinned hawk circle around and fly rapidly north. Cardinal has been singing regular song last two days! Meena Meena Haribal

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Million Blackbirds, Tree Swallows and Rusty Blackbirds female Am. widgeon swyamvara (Looong)

2012-03-12 Thread Meena Haribal
Oh I forgot to add, when I was heading back home just north of Sheldrake my headlights caught an Owl flying across, by the size I presume it was one of the lager owls but could not get details. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com

[cayugabirds-l] Million Blackbirds, Tree Swallows and Rusty Blackbirds female Am. widgeon swyamvara (Looong)

2012-03-11 Thread Meena Haribal
from many suitors . This was very common in India around 2000 BC especially among royal princess. Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

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