[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
Hi all,

I thought some of you might enjoy this video of thousands of snow geese that 
assembled at the north-end of Cayuga Lake. Some of you witnessed the sight and 
for those who did not get chance might love to watch this. Around 0.50 minutes 
in the video, the snow geese take to air, but before that there is so much 
murmur in the air. Best if you view it in HD format resolution.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBDiXyfdIkfeature=youtu.be



Also today night  if the sky remains clear it is possible to view both 
Pan-STARRS comet and Auroras in the evening sky. So keep your eyes peeled 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



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

2013-03-17 Thread Meena Haribal
As I am typing this there is Cooper's hawk having a meal, I would not call it 
enjoying as he is very alert, lots of people and cars passing by on Honness 
Lane.

I saw him half an hour ago under the Norway Spruces. First when I saw him, I 
thought it was a bunny as I saw one yesterday morning eating greens in my yard. 
But he looked different then it dawned on me that it was a hawk. I got my 
binoculars and watched him for quite some time. Now I am recording him on the 
video through my bedroom window glass. Not so great. Don't dare to open window 
as he might fly away. First  7 minutes he just sat and looked left and right. 
Then started tearing his meal. Actually, by the time I saw the meal it was 
barely visible except for some red meat and a stomach, but occasionally saw the 
tail, looked like a red squirrel. I am letting the digital media roll and see 
if I can get some unusual 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



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

2013-03-10 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi Dave and all,

As for the Snow Geese, they seem to be scattered all over the places. I am not 
sure if some of them went further north. I found a large flock at Muckland 
maybe 30 thousand plus. Then I found many in the fields as well as a few 
thousand at Carncross road.

I heard several shots from Carncross road and saw many goose hunters. The flock 
at Cayuga Lake State park was disturbed by a fisherman's boat with three people 
in the boat, they went right into the flock of ducks and geese and scattering 
them all over.

Later in the evening I saw again thousands more coming back from further west, 
some of them went to Muckland and some went to Cayuga Lake.

On the way back after dark, I drove via Lower lake road and I heard and saw 
(faint white shimmers) the Snow Geese that spread from the boat ramp of Cayuga 
lake State Park to a couple of hundred feet north of Wolffy's restaurant, 
almost a mile long.

I also had the opportunity to watch the blackbirds collecting for roost at the 
marsh on wildlife drive of MNWR. Based on the video clips, in one second, on 
average 90 birds passed through narrow band from a point I chose (a tree). And 
my camera did not cover the whole area. I watched them for more than 20 Minutes 
from parking lot of North Spring Pool and in one direction only. I would 
estimate about 8 mixed Red-winged Blackbirds and Grackles came into the 
marsh from this point alone. But they come from all directions. So wonder how 
many of these birds are there in the marsh for the night! Before reaching the 
NSP parking lot, from Tschache parking lot, I saw another huge flock cover the 
marsh and Interstate from May's to Rte. 89 bridge over the Interstate.  It is 
mind boggling to watch them as they head to the marsh.

I love it in this season! So much of fun!

Cheers

Meena





Meena Haribal
Ithaca NY 14850
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From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] 
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Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:27 PM
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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Huge raft of Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake, and an 
odd goose

Chris Wood, Jessie Barry  Luke Seitz estimated the Snow Goose flock at 123,000 
Saturday afternoon from southern Lower Lake Road, Town of Seneca Falls, Seneca 
County. The geese were thick on the southern edge of the remaining ice and the 
adjacent water from a few yards off shore to perhaps halfway across Cayuga Lake.

Before Ann Mitchell  I headed went to see the Snow Geese again, we saw that 
today's south wind provoked a huge migration of Canada Geese over Ithaca. 
Apparently many of the Snow Geese at the north end of Cayuga Lake migrated 
further north as well. This afternoon (Sunday 10 March) the ice was much 
reduced, and the Snow Goose numbers, although still in the thousands, were very 
much reduced. The flock was on the remaining ice well offshore, and the 
combination of distance, warm winds and ice made for terrible viewing 
conditions of the Snow Geese and sleeping presumed Tundra Swans while we were 
there.

Some Canada Geese and the ducks remained, including thousands of Redheads with 
considerable numbers of Canvasbacks and some Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaup, 
American Wigeon, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Goldeneye, Mallard, 
American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, and Green-winged Teal. Although we did 
not re-find the Eurasian Wigeon which the above observers found yesterday, it 
could well have been there. We did find a Red-necked Grebe.

The sooty-colored goose which Tom Lathrop photographed and the similar but 
unlabeled bird he referred to at the top of the Surfbirds article on separating 
Ross's  Snow Geese are both juvenile Blue morph Snow Geese. Note the large 
bill.

--Dave Nutter

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This afternoon there were perhaps 100,000 Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake. Most were 
white, although a few were blue. The best viewing was from Cayuga Lake State 
Park, on the west side of the lake near Seneca Falls. The geese were 
spectacular in the sun. Most of the people who stopped to look at them seemed 
to be non-birders who were driving north along the lake and stopped to see the 
amazing sight. In addition to the geese, there were several hundred Redheads, 
as well as smaller numbers of Canvasbacks, Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, American 
Wigeon, Gadwalls, Black

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

2013-03-08 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,
I am leading a trip for birding tomorrow to locations where birds are. There is 
a spelling error in the CBC newsletter and the location for meeting is Dairy 
Bar and not Dairy Barn. The parking lot is also called Peterson Metered Lot.
Here is the map 
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=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
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[cayugabirds-l] OT; A long drawn whistle

2013-03-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Yesterday I heard a repeated call of long drawn whistle and I am stymied by 
that. First thought was yes, it is a familar bird. Then it dawned on me that 
familiarity is from Indian origin, It sounded like a Common Iora or a Magpie 
Robin call, but this was in Caddo National Grassland in TX near Decatur.

Anyone has any suggestions as to what it could be? I did record it among the 
calls of other species of birds and wind. I will post the cut when I get chance 
to do so in next few days.



http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Copsychus-saularis Here is a call of magpie 
robin, 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!



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

2013-02-16 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Betsy Darlington checked the nest box with binoculars and it turns out to be 
nesting material of the Grey Squirrel, I guess the one that nested previous 
years.  Sorry for the false alarm! Lesson: It pays to carry your binoculars 
with you all the time!



On real bird wise notes, 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



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[cayugabirds-l] Screech Owl on EI Rectration way

2013-02-14 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,



Today I walked home from work. Around 5.30 PM I saw a Screech Owl sitting with 
its head slightly out of the box on the East Ithaca recreation way section 
between Mitchell and Honness lane section.

This box is above the another box on the east side of the trail about quarter 
kilometer from Mitchell street. A couple of years ago I had photographed three 
cheery babies of Grey Squirrel peering out of the same box and one playing 
around by getting in and out. They looked like they had just started seeing the 
new world and humans for the first time. They had such curiosity in their eyes!



Cheers

Meena



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[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

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

2013-01-20 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Yesterday, I went to Sodus Bay to look for exotic Long tailed ducks (I find 
males very adorable with their cute pink bills), Scoters etc from a close 
distance. Unfortunately, I forgot to pick up my scope, so I had to be satisfied 
with the binocular views.



I did see a large flock of Long-tailed ducks and heard them calling too. But 
most of them were far away from the lighthouse pier.  I watched them courting, 
including females showing some behaviors. Once a female chased three males 
away. Otherwise often a young male would be chased away by the older adults. 
Adult males were throwing their heads back and showing off their breast plumage 
to females. Adult males often left the groups and venture out to feed on their 
own. They often preened and stretched.



I also saw all three species of scoters. at least four White-winged scoters, 
two female Black Scoters and at least one male Surf Scoter. They mostly 
remained at the edge of the pier close to the main lake and went occasionally 
behind the break wall and were not visible.



Other than that there was one Common Loon that came to mouth of the pier very 
often and one lone Goldeneye spent most of his time near lighthouse. Out in the 
lake there were many more Long-tailed ducks and many unidentifiable dots. There 
were several flocks of gulls at various locations, but did not get chance to 
pull out and look at each and everyone of them.



On the way on Rt 14 at one location in Huron, saw a flock of about 30 Redpolls 
on a tree and a few Tree Sparrows mixed in.



On the way back I came via Rt 89. From Knox-Marcellus I could see at the far 
end of Mcuklands lots of gulls, ducks and a few swans. Scanned with binoculars 
for raptors, only birds I saw were Red-tailed Hawks. No sign of any falcons 
except for one Kestrel in Butler and two Ring-necked Pheasants near MAC.



Close to Reed Road, I saw a bird, with large head and pointy ears, with wings 
folding way back in flight dive into the conifer clump, which I think was a 
LONG-EARED OWL. I had at most some 4 seconds look at it as it flew into the 
confers.



Then, I stopped at Tschache, there was a pair of adult Bald Eagles sitting next 
to each other on a bald tree.



I back drove via Lake Road in Seneca Falls where I came across several rafts of 
Athya ducks of total of about 10 ducks. One flock was probably as big as 
8000 ducks. Mainly consisted of Redheads, 5% of Ring-necked, Greater scaup and 
some Lesser scaup too. There were occasional coots and other species like 
widgeon or mallard mixed in at the edge of the flock.



I spent more than an hour watching the main raft, which continuously churned 
and twisted and moved around to form a raft and break out and reform the group. 
It was such a constant motion, reminded me of the wind energy map  
http://hint.fm/wind/ . I was curious to see how the flock moved and what the 
individuals in the flock did. Nearly 50% of them were mostly snoozing with 
their head tucked in most of the time, but yet they moved with the flock. I 
think they are semiconscious and keep up with the flock movement as 
occasionally I found them waking up and surveying the surrounding birds.

Birds in the middle of the flock did variety of things like, stretching, 
feeding, chasing others etc. And occasionally something spooked them when many 
of them moved in one direction and other moved in other direction. When they 
moved in one direction it created some kind of water turbulence movement that 
made even sleeping bird wake up and join the moving flock. At one point the big 
round flock made a bay in one corner by moving away from the center like 
typical painter's dish we used to have in school days. When a flock from 
elsewhere came, landed right among the ducks and not on the edges similar to as 
I have observed for geese too. I have some 30 minutes video to see what 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





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[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



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[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

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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 birders feel that they love to have some locations free of 
hunters and hunting? Don't we think we also have same right as hunters who 
think they would love to hunt in all areas? So come to a compromise!

So what is wrong in making some good locations on Cayuga Lake bird and birder 
friendly?

Hunters can share some locations with us for our pleasure! I think number of  
birders and hunters around Cayuga lake must be very similar if not higher for 
birders.

I think sport hunting is the one which bothers me, if you are hunting for food 
then it is ok with me, but just for the pleasure of killing something that 
definitely annoys me. If you are thinking of sports of hunting flying objects, 
have some artificial targets or may be try some falling leaves or some other 
similar targets.

Sorry for bursting out like this, instead of working on the proposal!

Meena




From: bounce-72561577-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-72561577-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Nari Mistry
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 10:53 AM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Birders  Hunters on Cayuga Lake

I  strongly endorse the wise comments of Jody Enck  Ken Rosenberg asking for 
restraint in advocating for a ban on duck hunting on Cayuga Lake.
Birders tend to believe that we are a huge beneficial community that can do no 
wrong. The reality is that the world looks at us with benign amusement. To set 
ourselves up as our viewpoint is best for everyone is a mistake.  I am just 
as concerned about gunshots and disturbance of wildlife and humans, but I don't 
think we can justify a ban.
While bird conservation arguments may be useful, it does not appear to me that 
waterfowl conservation is threatened by hunting on Cayuga Lake, as Ken has 
pointed out. So the argument becomes just my preference against others'.
Pushing for a ban on duck-hunting on the lake can easily be regarded by hunters 
as the first step in trying to ban hunting in the fields and woods, leading to 
acrimonious name-calling and the end of any good relationship between birders 
and land-owners, hunters and real people.
A much better course of action would be to have a dialog with duck-hunters 
clubs and to explain the beneficial need for hunting away from shore and 
avoiding deliberate disturbance and flushing of birds to gain an advantage.
I hope a reasonable course of action is chosen.
Nari Mistry

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

2013-01-07 Thread Meena Haribal
Cayugabirds-L - Information and Rules

Cayugabirds-L is an email list (the List) focused on the discussion of birds 
and birding in the Finger Lakes Region, centered on the Cayuga Lake Basin.

The primary purpose of the List is to disseminate information about wild bird 
sightings in and around the Finger Lakes Region in a timely manner and to 
provide an effective electronic forum for Upstate New York area birders.

Questions and limited discussion on topics such as bird behavior, 
identification, conservation, and distribution, especially as these subjects 
relate to wild birds in the Finger Lakes Region and the Cayuga Lake Basin, are 
welcomed and encouraged. The List is not for the discussion of pet birds.


From: bounce-72561880-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-72561880-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Sandy Podulka
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 12:30 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] purpose of the list serve.

Personally, I find the debates and discussions about birds and bird 
conservation among the most interesting postings on this listserv--and in the 
long run, these issues are very important to our continued ability to enjoy 
watching birds in this area (or anywhere), so they are quite relevant to the 
listserv topic.

Sandy Podulka

At 12:10 PM 1/7/2013, you wrote:

I totally agree with Linda that the Cayuga Birds List Serve is not the arena 
for debates. I thought this site was for bird observations.


  Dick Clements



From: Linda Orkinmailto:wingmagi...@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 11:43 AM
To: Meena Haribalmailto:m...@cornell.edu
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-Lmailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birders  Hunters on Cayuga Lake

Hey All,

I would just like to reiterate that I think this subject is very worthy of 
further discussion with knowledgeable people engaged in the pros and cons of 
establishing some gun free zones around the lake shore. I do not consider 
myself to be that knowledgeable person but I see from what has already been 
offered here that there are many of you out there.

The listserv will probably not be the best arena for this, as is already 
apparent.  Passions can run high on a subject like this.  As passions can 
escalate quickly on almost any conservation issue, land use issue, pet freedom 
issue etc.

Can some of us take steps to begin a face to face conversation and see where 
this might take us?  I am not sure if the Conservation Action Committee of the 
Cayuga Bird Club would be a willing facilitator but I think that might offer at 
least a venue.

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 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 birders feel that they love to have some locations free of 
hunters and hunting? Don?t we think we also have same right as hunters who 
think they would love to hunt in all areas? So come to a compromise!

So what is wrong in making some good locations on Cayuga Lake bird and birder 
friendly?

Hunters can share some locations with us for our pleasure! I think number of  
birders and hunters around Cayuga lake must be very similar if not higher for 
birders.

I think sport hunting is the one which bothers me, if you are hunting for food 
then it is ok with me, but just for the pleasure of killing something that 
definitely annoys me. If you are thinking of sports of hunting flying objects, 
have some artificial targets or may be try some falling leaves or some other 
similar targets.

Sorry for bursting out like this, instead of working on the proposal!

Meena




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 [ mailto:bounce-72561577-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Nari Mistry
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 10:53 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Birders  Hunters on Cayuga Lake

I  strongly endorse the wise comments of Jody Enck  Ken Rosenberg asking for 
restraint in advocating for a ban on duck hunting on Cayuga Lake.
Birders tend to believe that we are a huge beneficial community that can do no 
wrong. The reality is that the world looks at us with benign amusement. To set 
ourselves up as our viewpoint is best for everyone is a mistake.  I am just 
as concerned about gunshots and disturbance of wildlife and humans, but I don't 
think we can justify a ban.
While bird conservation arguments may be useful, it does not appear to me that 
waterfowl conservation is threatened by hunting on Cayuga Lake, as Ken

[cayugabirds-l] Some notes on birds

2013-01-05 Thread Meena Haribal
Yesterday while I was waiting for the bus in the morning, a COOPER'S HAWK was 
chased away by chickadees and downy from probably its temp roosting location in 
my neighbor's woods.

Today, I went to look for Snow buntings and Longspurs that I had seen on Jan 1 
along Irish Settlement road. But there were none today. So I just zoomed around 
various locations. On West Dryden road just past Wood Road, a SHARP-SHINNED 
HAWK flew out of the pine woods.  At Junction of Asbury and West Dryden there 
were about 15 or so REDPOLLS on the road. On Farrell Road, I saw one TURKEY 
VULTURE, which lazily flew in the wind with no particular destination. And no 
shrikes anywhere.



Meena



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[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
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I wonder if this entangled duck isn't a hazard for Eagles?

-Geo

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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

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I meant 2013. Even typing I'm not used to the new year.

--Dave Nutter

On Jan 03, 2013, at 01:15 PM, nutter.d...@me.commailto:nutter.d...@me.com 
wrote:
From this should we assume that there was a live Wood Duck in the count circle 
during count week or in the basin in 2012?

--Dave Nutter

On Jan 03, 2013, at 11:28 AM, Kevin J. McGowan 
k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu wrote:
That's a Wood Duck.  Note the yellowish, webbed feet, the shiny patch on the 
top of the wing with a small white line on the feathers below it, the tuft of 
red and yellow near the rump, and, as Ryan pointed out, the intricately barred 
flank feather.  Nothing else has those.  Looks like it had bumble foot on its 
right foot, or is that some kind of object?

We did not have Wood Duck on the Ithaca Christmas Count on Tuesday!


Kevin

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

Yesterday I found this mostly consumed corpse in the ditch very close to our 
house on South Hill. I can guess at an identification but I am sure the group 
will know.  I saw crow or raven tracks around it in the snow but could it have 
been a car strike or a larger hawk?
 Also, would the Lab of O be interested in this if most of it is gone?

https://plus.google.com/photos/101389825425162872761/albums/5829231409341707361?authkey=COCAnMafkduk0AE
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[cayugabirds-l] Six Miles Creek Raven

2012-12-31 Thread Meena Haribal
I skied on South Ithaca Recreation Way and the highlight was a croaking raven 
that flew over my head at about 0.5 miles marker from Burns road. I also heard 
a pair of Bluebirds calling from somewhere near 1.0 mile marker. 
I encountered usual chickadees and nuthatches only when I approached closer to 
the houses aka bird feeders. Woods were devoid of birds. 

Cheers
Meena

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RE: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

I too heard Canada Geese around 2.00 am at night. After reading Geo's post, I 
looked out for  geese from my house and did not find any at all.



Day before yesterday (Friday) after Dave's post about Snow Geese downtown, I 
went to look for them and not a single I could find. But I did find lots of 
Canada on water, including all the birds Dave reported earlier.



Then I went in search of some winter birds. On Lake Ridge road, I found 
hundreds of DE Juncos, Tree sparrows and a Mockingbird feeding on the road. I 
did not get chance to scan them for other species of sparrows as they were 
skittish and flew into bushes as I cruised.  At Atwater road, I turned on left 
as I had never driven on this road and found it to be an interesting road, I 
found two cardinals and a few Blue Jays.



Then I continued on 34 B north and 90 east to Genoa and back on 34 south to 
Ithaca. Nothing else much except somewhere past Locke I saw a Rough-legged hawk 
dashing across the field. On the way I did see four Red-tailed Hawks, three 
American Kestrels.



One interesting thing I noticed was lots of trucks entering and leaving salt 
company and all along the roads. I was wondering why I 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
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[bounce-72549091-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of nutter.d...@me.com 
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

Last night about 1015pm as I was shoveling my sidewalk one last time before 
going to bed, I heard geese overhead. They were fairly low, and not 
particularly going south. I don't know why they were wandering around in the 
low clouds lit up by Ithaca's street lights. Mostly they were Canadas, but I 
also heard a group of SNOW GEESE, so we now at least have that species for 
count week in case they all depart before Tuesday.

--Dave Nutter

On Dec 30, 2012, at 09:40 AM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote:

More Snow Geese are passing south out of the basin on this morning's brisk tail 
wind. I don't expect to see them circle back. There's relatively little 
agricultural land south of here, and it's all buried in snow.

-Geo Kloppel
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[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:-)



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

2012-12-27 Thread Meena Haribal
I too spent couple of hours from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. in yard, really clearing 
snow, but I enjoyed it. Initial first half hour nothing happened except for the 
crow in my yard making all possible noise. Then soon I started hearing snow 
geese. At that point cloud cover was low so I did not see them. Occasionally, I 
could see a ghostly flock passing by in the cloud. Then the wind from northeast 
blew up the snow cloud. Then I watched hundreds of geese migrating. Some of 
them did seem reluctant to leave the basin, headed westward. But eventually 
joined their cousins who had decided they had enough of basin. Even after I 
have come inside I see some flocks passing by from my kitchen and living room 
window. There were a few flocks of Canada Geese mixed in.



While shoveling, I also heard Redpolls, they seemed to be somewhere nearby 
feeding on trees, but could not see any. I do 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



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I went outside at noon and noticed a couple hundred Snow Geese flying north 
over Ithaca's West End from my yard, then a couple hundred again a few minutes 
later. I'm not sure if they are circling around or different birds. There are 
some Canada Geese in the air, too, and a bit aimless. They are similarly not 
high enough to be migrating but not decisively stopping either. I wonder if 
hunting has started on the lake. Grazing and grubbing are a rough go today.

--Dave Nutter

On Dec 27, 2012, at 01:06 PM, Asher Hockett veery...@gmail.com wrote:

And MORE over Ithaca. From the top of the MH building on Green St, skein after 
skein, some quite low and others almost too high to see. Thousands and 
thousands. Some even flying north.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Geo Kloppel 
geoklop...@gmail.commailto:geoklop...@gmail.com wrote:
Just passed over my house (West Danby). I guesstimated 8,000 - 10,000, more 
still coming.

-Geo Kloppel

On Dec 27, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Stephanie Greenwood 
stpegreenw...@gmail.commailto:stpegreenw...@gmail.com wrote:

 I've never ever seen so many.

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

2012-12-15 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Finally, I broke down of not driving that far and decided to go look for 
Townsend Solitaire and snow geese, which I am obsessed by their sheer numbers.  
When I arrived Wes and Debbie were looking for it and Wes told me that it was 
seen just 10 min before he arrived. So we spent some time looking at other 
things such as Cedar waxwings taking drink from the stream after eating lots of 
Hawthorne berries.  We were about 500 m south from the green gate. Finally, 
as we were started walking towards the gate, I spotted a grey bird on top of 
leafless tree. But before we could get a closer look it flew away. May be 
fifteen minutes later or so I spotted it in a far away tree through the cedar 
branches. With Kevin's scope we confirmed it. Then later it landed very close 
to us. We could get some pictures enough for identification of the bird. There 
were several other people while we were there.



After this I went north to look for snow geese, near junction of 336 on the 
west side of the road were some 1000 geese feeding in the corn field, but far 
away from the road. Many more were coming down from the sky from Seneca Lake.  
I also watched two tom Turkeys cross the road and get stopped by the army depot 
fence. I pulled aside and watched. They were panicky when the cars from both 
directions came zooming down the highway. They would go north if the car came 
from south and vice versa. Finally, when there was a lull in traffic, they took 
off over the fence.



I drove along back roads between 96A and 96 with no signs of snow geese. But I 
did come across a huge flock of several hundred Starlings with 1/3 beautifully 
plumaged shining Brown-headed Cowbirds and a few Red-winged blackbirds mixed 
in. When they took off they made a huge swooshing sound and murmurs. 
Unfortunately, they left the sides of the road and landed far away in the 
field. A medium sized flock of Horned lark flew overhead.



At Cayuga SP, there were several hundred Tundra swans, many Redheads, Black 
ducks, Gadwalls and Canada Geese. It is always fun to watch arguments between 
family groups of Tundra Swans for coming too close to each other. I am not sure 
if they are greeting the new comers or scolding them to be off.  At least body 
language seems to suggest that they are threatening.



In Varick, I came across the flocks of Snow Geese and more joining and seemed 
like they were coming from the east side of the lake.  But as usual they were 
in the middle of the lake. Somewhere in Varick, I also heard and saw a flock of 
Redpolls, sitting on top of tree. All I could get was a glimpse of them through 
the binoculars before they took off.



Lastly, I stopped at Center Road and Rockriver road in Ovid and spent 45 
minutes. I did not see any Short-eared Owls.



Finally, as I was approaching about a mile north of Taughannock Falls, I 
watched a deer come from the left in front of my car. I braked hard, but I 
still hit deer at the passenger corner, and it jumped 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







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[cayugabirds-l] Saturday birding

2012-12-09 Thread Meena Haribal
Hello all,



I went around lake and some parts of Ithaca with a friend who is visiting 
Ithaca.



At Buttermilk Falls, saw one Red-breasted Nuthatch. In the inlet there were 
lots of Common Mergansers close to Rt 89. At Sheldrake, a large raft of Canada 
Geese, two Common Loons and a flock of 15+ Buffleheads and nothing much else.



At Cayuga Lake State Park, a huge flock of Canada Geese landed while we were 
there and a snow geese skein of about 300 birds seemed heading south. A little 
later we saw flocks of Snow geese flying to west side of the lake and seemed to 
be coming from Muckland. So we headed to Muckland/East Road.



At East road, there were at least 400 Tundra Swans most seemed sleeping in the 
afternoon. 22 Sandhill cranes in three different groups. Again we saw thousands 
of Snow Geese flying overhead heading south west. A little later many landed on 
the water. There was one goose in flight which was substantially smaller, which 
I think probably was a Ross's Goose, but after it landed it was difficult to 
see it. At least one, possibly two Bald Eagles were around.



Along the drive up to seven Kestrel and 10 + Red-tailed Hawks were seen in 
various locations. Near Ovid a pair of Eastern Blue birds crossed the road. 
Three different No. Mockingbirds were also seen, one of them made us drive 
around an additional two miles as I wanted to make sure it was not a shrike.



On Lake Ridge Road a flock of Horned Larks flew over us, but they kept 
continued going, so could not sift through to see if there were anything else 
in the flock.



Finally, at the triangle piece of land on Triphammer Road we did see the flock 
of Common Redpolls, one had a very distinct pink wash on the breast. A little 
later Stuart pulled up. So with his scope could see them much better.  They 
were skittish, but if you waited they came close enough to see them.



Cheers

Meena





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[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



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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



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Bob McGuire just called me to report a flock of 40 COMMON REDPOLLS (but no 
Hoary Redpolls) in the birches in the triangle of land between North Triphammer 
Road, Hillcrest Road, and Triphammer Terrace in the Town of Lansing. He thinks 
they may be there awhile.

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[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

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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

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Thousands from Taughannock also.

Ethan
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Just now at Lab of Ornithology, I had a group of about 400 SNOW GEESE flying 
relatively high.

- Brad



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Thousands of Snow Geese heading south past Myers towards Ithaca now!
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[cayugabirds-l] FW: Wild Snow Geese chase and RBA alert of Hoary Redpoll at Cayuga Lock

2012-12-02 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, I sent this but did not seem to have got posted.



Also, an hour ago, Brad Walker posted seeing a Hoary Redpoll at Cayuga Lock (I 
am not sure which one is this) , one at north end is called Mud Lock and the 
one near Mays is called Lock  25.



May be someone posted correct location but it is listserve which is slow today.

Meena



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From: Meena Haribal
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Hi all,

Yesterday evening i wanted to try a new (actually an old) lens, so I went out 
to try on some geese.  Myer's point all I could see was a pair of Northern 
Flickers, that flew away at my approach and nothing much else.

At Long Point State park I saw mostly white caps on the water and a few Black 
ducks and Mallards.



From the bluffs on Long Point State Park road, a few thousand Canada Geese at 
the mouth of the creek in the bay, but I did not pick out anything different. 
I skipped Aurora boat club as it was very windy and parking lot was full.

At Factory St pond in Union Springs no birds. Main pond had a few Redheads, 
Gadwalls, Buffleheads.



I continued planning to go up to Mucklands to look for Snow Geese. But as I 
approached Connors Road past Levenna, I saw hundreds of Snow Geese heading 
east. So I decided to turn on Connors road and follow them. They were flying at 
40 mph as I followed them in parallel couple of miles, after some distance I 
changed my direction as the road turned and twisted. I drove many roads such as 
Rt 326, Large Road, Bluefield Road, Powers road etc and I could see them still 
heading mostly east and southeast and at some point they disappeared. I never 
saw them come down to a field.  But then when I looked at the fields, most of 
the fields were barren or had grass and no corn fields. May be the geese also 
were looking for a suitable field to feed. So probably  they continued  to 
Owasco and Skaneateles lake watershed.  The distance they travelled from the 
Cayuga lake to east was more than 6 miles as crow flies. Last spring I had 
followed them for more than 11 miles west till I could find them no more.



It was awesome to watch hundreds of them fly overhead, making me feel dizzy as 
if I am watching a fast flowing turbulent river like Alaknanda  overhead as 
they continuously grouped and regrouped while honking.



On the way back I came via Rafferty road. The grassland was cleared and lots of 
machinery parked in the field. I don't think any self respecting Short-eared 
Owl would want to spend the some time here on the way south.



Cheers

Meena



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[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


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[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 Six Miles Creek.

Must be a good day to be at loon watch!

Cheers
Meena



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A sandhill crane just flew south over sapsucker woods road! Also many loons!
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[cayugabirds-l] Curious behavior of a Red-bellied Woodpecker

2012-11-04 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

A few minutes ago I was looking out into the yard from my computer room and was 
watching a pair of juncos checking out something from the ground, when a 
red-bellied landed on a hawthorn branch some 8 feet away from me. I was pleased 
to see him, but he kept his face hidden behind the branch. All of sudden I 
found him come straight towards me and hit the window. By the sound of the 
impact, I don't think he was hurt a lot, then he flew away into Norway spruce. 
I looked for him and there was no sign, may be he is recovering from the shock.



But what I was wondering was why did he do that. I was inside the house and my 
room was illuminated and bulb was not visible to him directly so, I think he 
should see me. In front of the  window, there are some green plants. Was he 
checking those out or was he aiming for me or just the lighted part? I guess 
only he knows what he was thinking.



Meena



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[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine Falcon

2012-11-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

I went to my front yard to pick up my moth light for winter storage when a dark 
looking large falcon came into view coming low along Six Mile Creek not very 
far from the house. It continued flying along Rt 79 quite some distance in 
Southeast direction. I also found a small group 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





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[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 mountains, the Himalayas, where partial pressure of 
oxygen is dramatically reduced while flight costs, in terms of rate of oxygen 
consumption, are greatly increased. Such a mismatch is paradoxical, and it is 
not clear why geese might fly higher than is absolutely necessary. In addition, 
direct empirical measurements of high-altitude flight are lacking. We test 
whether migrating bar-headed geese actually minimize flight altitude and make 
use of favourable winds to reduce flight costs. By tracking 91 geese, we show 
that these birds typically travel through the valleys of the Himalayas and not 
over the summits. We report maximum flight altitudes of 7290 m and 6540 m for 
southbound and northbound geese, respectively, but with 95 per cent of 
locations received from less than 5489 m. Geese travelled along a route that 
was 112 km longer than the great circle (shortest distance) route, with transit 
ground speeds suggesting that they rarely profited from tailwinds. Bar-headed 
geese from these eastern populations generally travel only as high as the 
terrain beneath them dictates and rarely in profitable winds. Nevertheless, 
their migration represents an enormous challenge in conditions where humans and 
other mammals are only able to operate at levels well below their sea-level 
maxima.



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[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

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

2012-10-27 Thread Meena Haribal


Why the unbridled glee over “maximum birds”? Sure, you may get a chance for a 
few tick marks on meaningless lists, but this storm will be far from an 
enjoyable experience for millions of birds. Disorientation, cold, wet, lack 
of food, even survival. Check out what Nature sends our way, 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.





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

Why the unbridled glee over “maximum birds”?  Sure, you may get a chance for a 
few tick marks on meaningless lists, but this storm will be far from an 
enjoyable experience for millions of birds.  Disorientation, cold, wet, lack of 
food, even survival.  Check out what Nature sends our way, but employ a little 
perspective and empathy for the birds.

S.  S. Fast
Brooktondale


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[mailto:bounce-69402228-9286...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of david nicosia
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 10:02 PM
To: Cayugabirds- L; Bluewing
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hurricane Sandy and Birding Potential

All,

The forecast track of Sandy is highly unusual  and could make
for some very interesting birding in its wake. It will all depend
on where the center of the storm tracks relative to central NY.

Latest model guidance and the hurricane center's forecast track
show that by Tuesday into Wednesday the storm's center will be nearly
stalled from north central PA to central NY. The storm rapidly moves west
from off the east coast back toward our region Monday/Tuesday and then stalls 
out
and weakens over our area. The storm spends all its time out over the open ocean
until its rapid westward motion to our area. Will Cayuga lake/Whitney Point Dam
and other inland lakes/rivers see pelagics, tropical-like birds etc?? Tuesday 
will be bad with
high winds and heavy rains given this track...Wednesday conditions
improve...so either Wednesday or especially Thursday could present a unique
opportunity for mega rarities in our area if this forecast pans out. I can't 
overemphasize
enough to be safe first

E Bird has a nice website on all this  
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/hurricane-sandy

Check it out and let's hope we make it through the storm with minimal damage
and maximum birds!!!

Dave Nicosia

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[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


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[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 a nearby tree. I 
presume they were feeding on the seeds of this plant. They called from that 
tree for some time before taking off towards Honness lane.  A Carolina Wren has 
been singing in the neighbors road across the road whole morning.
Nice way to start a day!

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

2012-10-02 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,
I took a lunch walk in Mundy WG today. It was quite interesting.
I heard and saw following birds:
Yellow-billed Cuckoo feeding in mixed hunting party
Rufous-sided towhees, two of them feeding in the natural flower garden area at 
the entrance with White-throated sparrow and a Song Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker juvenile
Brown Creepers - 2 one of them I watched him twice disturb tortricid? moths  
possibly and chase it in flycatcher like manner and successfully catch the 
insect
Ruby Crowned (several) and a Golden Crowned kinglets
Red-eyed Vireo
Eastern-wood Peewee flycatching
Along with WB Nuthatches, Chickadees, Downy and Hairy woodpeckers etc.

It felt good to be in the Mundy WG in fall temps!

Cheers
Meena

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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawks

2012-08-16 Thread Meena Haribal
I was waiting at the Campus road Bus stop behind BTI for a delayed Rt 50, when 
I saw bird heading north, first impression was a falcon, but then it started 
floating in typical nigthhawk manner, as it came closer I could see it clearly 
without binoculars. It lazily (as nighthawks could be) headed north over Fall 
Creek!  In the afternoon there were a few TV's floating in the sky.

Today afternoon in the back BTI lot, I saw a Common Buckeye flitting around. 
Also watched a migrant Black-saddlebag!

ooh sad, I am going to miss the fall migration it looks like :-(
Happy fall birding everyone!

Cheers
Meena

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5 Common Nighthawks over East Ithaca now! 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY

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[cayugabirds-l] Fall Creek around Flat Rocks

2012-08-05 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Today I spent a couple of hours on Fall Creek trying to get American Rubyspot, 
a beautiful damselfly found only on Fall Creek in Central New York.

But during that period, I heard and saw many species of birds, especially there 
was a small mixed hunting flock consisting of BC Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse 
(with teacher teach dialect), two young or female Am. redstarts, Eastern Wood 
Peewees, probably a family, a young Baltimore Oriole, a joint families of Cedar 
Waxwings hawking for insects. There was a pair of Kingfishers  that fished 
crayfish, which seemed abundant in the creek as I disturbed hundreds when I 
walked. some were beautiful blue-gray colored. I also saw  couple more species 
of warblers, just bare glimpses, it was hard to lift binoculars with one hand 
stuck around my neck and camera strap and camera and umbrella in another hand.



There was also a singing Indigo Bunting nearby and a Great Blue Heron and a 
Ring-billed Gulls seemed to be crayfishing together as they stood next to each 
other. I guess each of them was helping other.



As there was a talk on insects today on the list serve, I thought I would let 
people know what we found for last week's National Moth week. We found nearly 
200 or may be more species of moths aka bird food. We had a very good turn out, 
with lots of very young kids interested, Nearly 60 people showed up at various 
events. Also it may be interesting to know, most of the moth-ers  were bird 
watchers. If you are keen on knowing what we found, here is a link to moths 
seen at various locations during the moth week.

https://picasaweb.google.com/home?hl=entab=wq



Cheers

Meena

PS: If you are curious minded and want to know what an American Rubyspot is, 
here is a link to the video I took.  http://youtu.be/kQbIEEfzLH0 Best is watch 
in HD settings.



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[cayugabirds-l] Conn Hills

2012-08-04 Thread Meena Haribal
Today, I spent sometime in Conn Hills at Orchid Pond and Boylan road junction 
pond, till my eyelashes were burning due to heat burn. Bird wise it was very 
quiet except for a Common Yellowthroat, Yellow warbler, Great Blue Heron and a 
Blue Jay that was imitating Red-shouldered Hawk at Boylan junction road pond.



Along the drive to Orchid pond I found a Ruffed Grouse crossing road! At Orchid 
pond, there was a flock of chickadee with some tufted titmouse were heard and 
observed.



On the way back on, Trumbull Cors road, in a marshy location, there was a dead 
tree that was covered with hundreds of Barn Swallows. I also saw a few Tree 
Swallows along the wires.



Meena



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

2012-07-22 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Past week-end I was in ADK doing bioblitz, spent some time trying to record on 
Oregon plains road, which was noisy due to planes and cars nearby. But I got 
this nice mix of birds on Merrill Road, off of Oregon plains road. Young ravens 
begging was a bit scary. Also a Winter wren 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



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

2012-07-21 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Today morning when I was out at 4.50 am to look for moths, two Great Horned 
owls were duetting. I had a feeling that they were very near possibly on my 
spruces, but calling softly.  I looked up but could not see them. Sound has 
some quality that make you think how far the callers are and how loud their 
calls are. I think ears can distinguish this. At least that is the feeling I 
have/. They called for more than fifteen minutes. After finishing with my 
moths, I went back to bed and I could still hear then from bedroom window for a 
few more minutes. I am not sure after that what happened if I fell asleep or 
birds stopped calling.



By the way, July 23-29 there is a National Moth Week for celebrating moths and 
biodiversity and being celebrated around the world. I am sure some of you are 
interested in this. After all moths are the ones that keep birds alive. For 
more 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



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

2012-06-25 Thread Meena Haribal
I spent my week-end at various locations on my quest for odonates. Saturday in 
Finger lakes national Forest and Sunday in McIlroy preserve and Summer Hill and 
returned via Caswell Road.

Birds of note were as follows;

EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. In FLNF region at least 6 of them.  On the way to Summer 
hill along the Salt road and at various locations saw another dozens or so. 
Many were on the wires and singing. Caswell road I saw another four Meadowlarks.

Similarly, saw numerous EASTERN KINGBIRDS on wires all along the fields of Salt 
Road and Lick Street.



BOBOLINKS were seen in small groups (there were more than one breeding males in 
each group). On the junction of Salt and Fillmore Roads, there were 8 of them 
very close to road and were making a racket. Another dozen or so in FLNF 
grasslands. I think Caswell road had the highest concentrations of Bobolinks. 
Total of about 30+ were seen between West-Dryden road and Upper Creek road on 
seasonal part of the Caswell road.



In Summer Hill today, I heard a NORTHERN GOSHAWK at the intersection of Salt 
and Hoag Road. There was also a WINTER WREN singing. On Lick Street I heard two 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS singing and at the same location there was also a pair 
of YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS going crazy with their mewing sounds and drumming. 
And there were many other species, including several species of warblers 
(Ovenbirds, Chestnut-sided, Yellow, Yellow-rump, Common-yellowthroat, Pine 
Warbler), and Veery, Hermit and Wood thrushes, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted 
grosbeaks and many Indigo Buntings, Baltimore Oriole etc.



Last week on Seaberg road of FLNF, I heard a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW singing from a 
grassland opposite Ballard pond.





I keep wondering when FLNF, Robinson Hollow, Connecticut and Summer Hills are 
less than 20 miles from Ithaca, with lot more to see and hear, why everyone 
keeps driving all the way to MNWR. FLNF is wonderful place to spend the day. 
Such a nice post of observation from Sue Gregoire in FLNF on Am. woodcocks.



On Caswell Road, I also had lots of butterflies especially Baltimore 
Checkerspots, I estimated more than 300+ along the road as usual!





Summer is wonderful!





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

2012-06-22 Thread Meena Haribal
I was there in that area and listened several minutes but did not hear it. And 
I was wondering what happens, if they don't breed? Do they go back to their 
wintering ground or stay put till it is fall?

Other than that I heard, Blue-grey Gnat Catchers, Warbling Vireos, and Robins. 
No yellow Warblers were heard. Yes, I did hear Am. Redstarts at the beginning 
of the walk, then don't recollect if I was listening to them or not as I was 
looking for odonates and was focused on that job. 
While I was at the edge of Fire Brigade practice area, I saw a beautiful fresh 
specimen of COMMON BUCKEYE! Right above it was an Eastern Bluebird singing 
pretty pretty .

Yesterday night or rather today early morning a deer in my yard was calling 
very loudly. I saw my neighbor was out with flash light, but it stopped 
calling, when he was out there. I have recorded the call and will post to Sound 
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  



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I haven't seen any posts recently about re-sightings at Neuman Golfcourse.

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

2012-06-12 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,
We had great CBC dish to pass dinner with great turnout and tasty food! After 
the dinner, we went for a walk in search of Orchard Orioles.  We were rewarded 
by wonderful sights of the orioles, especially those who had patience to wait 
longer got to see them up fairly close for long time.  I think Paul Anderson 
saw them feeding a young.  We also had at least four Baltimore Orioles, 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Mockingbirds, B. Kingfisher, Carolina Wren, Tree and 
Rough-winged Swallows, Warbling Vireos, Eastern Kingbirds, Common Mergansers, 
Killdeer, etc. I also heard someone mention Bank Swallows, but I did not see. 
Lots of Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds etc. It was a lovely pleasant 
evening.

Meena

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[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
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Hi all,
We had great CBC dish to pass dinner with great turnout and tasty food! After 
the dinner, we went for a walk in search of Orchard Orioles.  We were rewarded 
by wonderful sights of the orioles, especially those who had patience to wait 
longer got to see them up fairly close for long time.  I think Paul Anderson 
saw them feeding a young.  We also had at least four Baltimore Orioles, 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Mockingbirds, B. Kingfisher, Carolina Wren, Tree and 
Rough-winged Swallows, Warbling Vireos, Eastern Kingbirds, Common Mergansers, 
Killdeer, etc. I also heard someone mention Bank Swallows, but I did not see. 
Lots of Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds etc. It was a lovely pleasant 
evening.

Meena

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[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler et al

2012-06-10 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

I was working in the garden, when I heard call of a insistent mourning warbler 
several times in the morning from across the street in front of my house. My 
house is just 500 ft from Six Miles creek preserve and perfect habitat for 
Mourning warblers.



I also heard, redstart, Common yellowthroat and Yellow Warblers.



Sneaky House Wrens are feeding their young, and they sneak into thickets and 
overgrown busy area to find something or the other and, I see them carrying 
juicy caterpillars. that means I will have fewer moths:-( . Talking about 
moths, yesterday night I had Polyphemus moth, Oak Beauty, Acronitum americanum 
etc. Not a whole lot though, about 25 species including smaller ones.. Some of 
the moths, Hickory Tussock Moth, Isabella Tiger and two geometrids have become 
morning breakfast for some of the birds in my yard.

There are two pairs of catbirds using my yard as their borders. It is fun to 
watch them puff themselves up and sing. Occasionally they would be very close 
to each other and flexing their muscles. My main yard catbird, that is one who 
is nesting a multiflora rose I think, is not very tolerant of his neighboring 
House Wrens. House wren gets chased off by the catbird.  but smart House wrens 
just dive into thickets and become invisible.



Not many odes ion my yard yet. But hoping that will be soon remedied. Only 
butterflies I saw in the morning were a Silver Spotted Checkerspot, Cabbage 
White and a Hobmok Skipper. Cabbage white was looking to oviposit.



Meena



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[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 on Beebe lake 
last few days. I see him coming from plantations area of the creek, so might be 
nesting somewhere up stream of the Fall creek.

We have Bald Eagle nearby and now an Osprey. It would be nice to find out where 
he lives.  On Venus transit day, I watched a young Bald Eagle over Myers point.

Cheers



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[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 identify whose egg it is?

Thanks in advance.
Meena


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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
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From: Paul [pschm...@stny.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 5:27 PM
To: Meena Haribal
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] any one ID this egg?

The link you provided is not working.  Please check it and repost.

Found nearly a dozen brownish eggs there yesterday that I assumed were American 
Crows.

Paul

From: Meena Haribalmailto:m...@cornell.edu
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 3:56 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-Lmailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] any one ID this egg?

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 identify whose egg it is?

Thanks in advance.
Meena

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[cayugabirds-l] Venus transit visible from Myers

2012-06-05 Thread Meena Haribal


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

2012-06-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

I spent a couple of hours on Stewart Avenue Fall Creek Bridge watching two 
teenaged red-tailed Hawks, First of all,

I thought what a beautiful location to start your life and rear kids. 
Red-tailed Hawks think like Carl Sagan. They built the house just like him on 
the ledge, only in much more beautiful side of the bridge in the gorge.



Teenagers are almost fully feathered, stretching there muscles and flexing 
their wings at each other. They looked like awfully bored kids with nothing 
else to do. They went the edge of their nest and looked down thoughtfully and 
sat long time and decided nah, better be back in the center of the nest. One 
went to the edge and spread its wings and tail and looked down 200 yards into 
the water and sat in that position long while watching here and there with its 
beautiful grey eyes and then finally got up and slowly turned around and 
climbed the rock to the nest. Second one went to the other side of nest. Sat on 
some lose rocks for long. Peered down at the greenish bushes underneath and 
then decided no that is too far and moved back to the center. Four times they 
defacated lifting their tails sending out a projectile arc over into the creek. 
Thank goodness nobody is below them. It is possible to measure with what force 
they defacted based on the arc formed and publish in JIR and may be one can get 
a Ig Nobel prize for it. I have them on the video if anybody is interested in 
teh data. I was also amazed that the crumbly rocks did not give away with their 
weights sending them down into the gorge. We were thinking may be we should 
demand a safety net for them, so that if they fall into the gorge they will not 
die.



In the mean time both parents flew over the nest but had no intention of coming 
anywhere near the nest. they were often chased by other birds including a crow. 
One parent sat on a white pine and preened and when the second arrived in its 
direction it flew away in the opposite direction as if to say I have had enough 
no more. The second one too decided I am going over to the lake to see what's 
going on out there, leaving the youngsters to their fate. I think now 
youngsters are anytime they are ready to take a flight.



In the morning I was watching a Prothonotary, he did something funny. He seemed 
to be removing something from his cloaca, after some efforts he did get some 
whitish material, he rubbed it with his beak on a branch and continued singing. 
I don't know what it was. Any ideas you biologists? Today one closer to the 
bridge sang most of the time we were there. Last week it was the one closer to 
the river that sang most of the time in the evening I was there.



Cheers

Meena







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

2012-06-02 Thread Meena Haribal
I think it is great idea Dave!  We should convince airport authority about 
mowing! Once upon a time (it feels like long ago, but about 10 years ago) there 
used to be many Grasshopper Sparrows in the area now called with fancy road 
names such as Triphammer Terrace, Placid Terrace, Aspen Way etc. used to be 
nice grassland, before the mega houses moved in. Even now they have lot of lawn 
area, only if it was intact grassland instead of lawn  probably Grasshopper 
sparrows might have managed to live with humans!  I have not been in that area 
in some years now. Would be curious to see how they are morphed in last few 
years.



meena



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From: bounce-61034533-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-61034533-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Nutter 
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow v. mowing near airport

Considering that Grasshopper Sparrow is listed by NYSDEC as a Species of 
Special Concern,
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7494.html
I wonder can we convince the Tompkins County Airport, which owns the field on 
the southwest corner of Warren and Cherry not to mow that field until July. 
Would that be late enough for the Grasshopper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow and 
Eastern Meadowlark which were singing there today to finish breeding? Would the 
Lab of O be willing to support this? Would the Cayuga Bird Club support this? I 
don't think the field is used for hay, so there shouldn't be an economic or 
agriculture issue.

--Dave Nutter

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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 

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[mailto:bounce-61033781-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of John Wobus
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Meena wrote:
 (or is it called death of crow?)

Murder of crows is the old poetic phrase.
Perhaps there is some logic behind it.

John

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[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2012-05-30 Thread Meena Haribal
Osprey is circling in front of my office window!
Meena
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk-kVCasC2Yfeature=autoplaylist=HL1337869942playnext=1

Meena

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[mailto:bounce-59444054-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Sandy Podulka
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:32 AM
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Still no Phalarope at 9:30 am. Sorry I was busy with my other springtime 
activity, gardening, and missed the emails last night! --Sandy Podulka

At 08:48 AM 5/24/2012, David McCartt wrote:

Unfortunately, I did not learn about this Red-necked Phalarope until until last 
night.  I stopped by this morning, 5/24, but alas it was NOT there.  I talked 
to a couple of residents and they had not seen it either today.  I did see 2 
SPOTTED SANDPIPERS and 3 KILLDEER.

David McCartt

--- On Wed, 5/23/12, Jeff Gerbracht 
ja...@cornell.edumailto:ja...@cornell.edu wrote:
From: Jeff Gerbracht ja...@cornell.edumailto:ja...@cornell.edu
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope and other birds there
To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edumailto:cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 7:39 PM
This pond has been good for shorebirds since it was created, I just
looked through my eBird reports and the first record I have is a
Lesser Yellowlegs on May 3 and Dunlin on May 5.  I've made this an
eBird hotspot so it'll be easier for everyone to find and enter their
birds.
   Cheers,
Jeff
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM,   
bilba...@pop.lightlink.com/mc/compose?to=bilba...@pop.lightlink.htm wrote:
 I came home from errands to Shannon telling me about Steve's report of a
 Red-necked Phalarope in Brooktondale.  I went right back out

 As of 2 PM the bird was still at the small man made pond on Boiceville Rd,
 having been seen and photographed by a number of people. This is a
 beautiful breeding plumage bird that is very cooperative, coming and
 feeding within 20 yards of people at one point. Aside from the birding
 community there were at least 6 people who lived right there that got very
 good views and were interested in it.

 Thanks Steve for finding and posting this wonderful bird!

 Also there were Killdeer,  a Spotted Sandpiper, and 3 Least Sandpipers that
 I didn't notice until they finally flew.

 The pond itself is only about 3 weeks old. I spoke with one of the
 contractors there and he said it is only 2 feet deep at it's deepest. As
 much as I regret what had been a great field for Woodcocks and field birds
 becoming a small development,  it seems the pond has at least some
 potential..

 Bill
 Baker

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[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 9:31 AM
To: geneseebird...@geneseo.edu
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] montezuma

I received a notice about a proposed management plan for Montezuma NWR that was 
to big to post in entirety--but the essence is reproduced below, along with a 
link to the document.

-gmb
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When MNWR originally requested input for their plan, very few birders responded.

Dominic Sherony

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Attached is an outline of the proposed Management Plan for Montezuma National 
Wildlife Refuge.  

They are asking for public comment.

The plan is a long document and can be viewed on the web at:

http://www.fws.gov/northeast/planning/Montezuma/ccpchapters.html

You can get a CD ROM copy of this plan by contacting the refuge:

Andrea VanBeusichem
Visitor Services Manager
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
3395 U.S. Route 20 East
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-5987


Dear Partner:  

We are pleased to inform you that the draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and 
Environmental Assessment (CCP/EA) for Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge is 
available for public review and comment.  This draft CCP/EA is the product of 
more than 2 years of working with partners and the public to develop goals, 
objectives, and strategies to guide the refuge over the next 15 years. Attached 
is a newsletter with some of the highlights of the plan, as well as information 
on when and where we plan to host public meetings (June 4, 2012), and how you 
can submit comments. 
An electronic version of the plan is available at: 
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/planning/Montezuma/ccphome.html, or you may 
request a CD ROM. A  llimited number of paper copies is also available.

Thank you for your interest; we hope to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Tom

Tom Jasikoff
Refuge Manager
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
3395 US Route 20
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
phone: 315/568-5987
fax: 315/568-8835


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

2012-05-23 Thread Meena Haribal
Was still there even after moon rise, woodcock dances and coyotes howls, i.e. 
is  till around 8.30 PM.

I got to watch him from less than 10 feet preening, sneezing and snapping 
insects from the water. Its companion, the Least Sandpiper made even closer 
visit. I could have snapped with my hand if I wanted to. I guess they depend on 
their size and camouflage. I got some nice videos against pink grey water. I 
will post it sometimes later. The Phalarope was not very bigger than the Least 
Sandpiper. I felt I was watching him in Churchill!

While I was there, there were many other species birds, mammals, and frogs.



Thanks to Steve Fast who found it and others who posted about its presence. It 
is rarely that one gets such close views! And thanks to the owners of the cute 
little colorful housing that made this pond possible. Does anyone one know what 
are they? A co-op?



Meena



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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 5:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope and other birds there


Still there at 5pm

-jeff
(sent from mobile)

On May 23, 2012 3:53 PM, Gary Kohlenberg 
jg...@cornell.edumailto:jg...@cornell.edu wrote:
Still swimming around at 3:50 Nice !



On May 23, 2012, at 2:49 PM, 
bilba...@pop.lightlink.commailto:bilba...@pop.lightlink.com 
bilba...@pop.lightlink.commailto:bilba...@pop.lightlink.com wrote:

I came home from errands to Shannon telling me about Steve's report of a
Red-necked Phalarope in Brooktondale.  I went right back out

As of 2 PM the bird was still at the small man made pond on Boiceville Rd,
having been seen and photographed by a number of people. This is a
beautiful breeding plumage bird that is very cooperative, coming and
feeding within 20 yards of people at one point. Aside from the birding
community there were at least 6 people who lived right there that got very
good views and were interested in it.

Thanks Steve for finding and posting this wonderful bird!

Also there were Killdeer,  a Spotted Sandpiper, and 3 Least Sandpipers that
I didn't notice until they finally flew.

The pond itself is only about 3 weeks old. I spoke with one of the
contractors there and he said it is only 2 feet deep at it's deepest. As
much as I regret what had been a great field for Woodcocks and field birds
becoming a small development,  it seems the pond has at least some
potential..

Bill
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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 female cardinal hit my car at the passenger door 
and collapsed on the road. I got distressed and I turned back to see if I could 
help. It must have taken a couple of minutes for me to turn around and come 
back to spot where the female had slumped on the road. By the time I came back 
male cardinal was sitting next to it and was trying to move her with the beak. 
I won't call it aggression. I think he was distressed that something has 
happened to his mate. She was bleeding badly. I picked her up and put her on 
the side of the road. Male stood nearby watching me. I also found a Red-winged 
Blackbird come and take a look at her too. 

Same was true for a pair of Orioles who had lost their fledgling to an 
accident. They stood next to the injured fledgling and tried to revive. I spent 
half an hour watching and both parents did not budge from the location. They 
did try to revive and move it to life. 

A ditto with a family of Common Miner in Australia, parent was hit by a car and 
it was shocked. If I had left the miner there, another car would have killed 
it. So I moved him away from the road. The whole family stood in a nearby tree 
and watched me and the injured miner. After I fed it with some water, it 
revived after about fifteen minutes it opened one eye. A little later with some 
more water he moved to a different branch, but still dazed but alive. As I left 
them and stood and watched second parent went to the injured bird and 
fledglings followed the parent. I could not wait much longer as I had to hit my 
campground. I hoped they would be reunited. 


Meena 


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[mailto:bounce-59404695-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P Read
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:52 PM
To: M Kardon; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] witnessed bird drama

Hi Marsha (and all),

Cool observation, but it doesn't sound like one bird helping another to 
me...I'd interpret this as a territorial fight, where one bird chased the other 
into the window (by mistake), and the pecking is aggression.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
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From: bounce-59404556-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-59404556-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of M Kardon 
[mk2...@pol.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:09 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] witnessed bird drama

Yesterday morning I heard the thump of a bird strike on the dining room window 
(the only one without a spider web decal on it, so maybe they work). I walked 
over to check for a downed bird, arriving within 10-15 seconds of the thump, 
and saw two Baltimore orioles on the grass just under the windows, one with its 
wings partially out and face down, the other standing right next to it.  Within 
a second or two of my arrival at the window, the standing bird pecked the other 
bird on the neck, and the downed bird jerked and brought its head up, but then 
slumped again.  The standing bird then called hoarsely, then immediately pecked 
the other bird even harder on the neck.  This time it jerked again, then, 
within a second or two, both birds flew off into the woods together.  I've 
never seen one bird help another in this way.  It happened so quickly and was 
so surprising that I forgot to notice whether they were males or females or one 
of each.  Marsha Kardon


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[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


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[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
Barn Swallows (They seemed very enthusiastic and very talkative)
Tree Swallows
Am Crow
Baltimore Orioles

And other common birds. No \Orchard oriole for me.

But was a nice pleasant walk!

Meena




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

2012-05-14 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

We started from Lab of O, where a beautiful SPOTTED SANDPIPER, fed along the 
p0ond shore while continuously bobbing its tail. At one point it stopped and 
preened and scratched. Many of us enjoyed watching him up so close.



Then we headed straight to Green-Springs cemetery road. On the way on Rt 13 a 
PILEATED WOODPECKER flew over our car. On the lake I saw a few gulls and two of 
them looked like BONAPARTE'S GULLS with white wing bar.



We stopped about a mile before Green-Springs cemetery to look  for birds.  Here 
we had spectacular looks at PRAIRIE WARBLERS, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS,  YELLOW, 
YELLOW RUMPED WARBLERS, a distant BLUE-WINGED WARBLER (only I heard), INDIGO 
BUNTINGS, FIELD SPARROW (which was singing a wierdsong), SONG and CHIPPING 
SPARROWS etc. We also heard SCARLET TANAGERS and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. A 
RUFFED GROUSE drummed at a distance.



At Green-Spring cemetery, as we pulled in we got awesome looks at two 
displaying BOBOLINKS on pine tree.  We again saw here a co-operative CHESTNUT 
SIDED WARBLER after some chasing the sound to locate it. We also saw and heard 
two NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS.



From here we headed to Arnot Forest. At first stop we watched a female RB 
GROSBEAK carrying nesting material and a female Am. ROBIN on the nest. Next 
stop was at a pull out, where we ran into small flock of warblers and 
residents. We had several OVENBIRDS, and fantastic looks at two of them,  
YELLOW-RUMPED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, CHESTNUT-SIDED (one with very short 3 mm 
chestnut side), SCARLET TANAGER, a distant BROWN CREEPER etc. I also heard a 
pair of WOOD DUCKS overhead.



Then we stopped at a pond, a PILEATED and HAIRY WOODPECKERS put in some 
appearance. A pair of WOOD DUCKS took off from the pond and hid behind a grassy 
island. A chickadee pair was going in and out of a small whole in a small 
ground level stump, watched one carry out something like mud in its bill.  Best 
sighting for me was a CAROLINA SADDLEBAG dashing around the pond. Also there 
were a couple of Common Green Darners and a tandem pair that was laying eggs.



From here onwards, till we reached the top we heard tens of CHESTNUT-SIDED 
WARBLERS fighting over territories. I heard them sing a trill, which I have 
never heard! We also found a HOODED and a CANADA Warblers. Many got good looks 
at HOODED WARBLER. RB Grosbeaks and Tanagers seemed common too.

After the lunch at the meadows on the top of Arnot. We went in search of 
Bobolinks and possible Grasshopper sparrows, but we did not see any. We also 
did not see the kingbird that is usually found here. Later we heard that Dave's 
group did see a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW there.



From here onwards things vvere combatively quiet.



We did see a couple of CANADA WARBLERS and heard some more.  BLACK-THROATED 
GREEN, AMERICAN REDSTARTS, BLACK-THROATED BLUE warblers were fairly common.  We 
also heard a  BLACK and WHITE warbler on the top of the hill in its usual 
location. We heard one Hermit thrush and one BLUE-HEADED-VIREO (doing its Great 
Crested flycathecher like creep). We also saw a few VEERIES, YELLOW-THROATED 
VIREO, PINE WARBLER and a few PURPLE FINCHES at the lodge. A male PURPLE FINCH 
sat in front of us for a long time. We also came across six YELLOW-BELLIED 
SAPSUCKERS on our 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













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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



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[bounce-57377034-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Stuart Krasnoff 
[s...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:18 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

After a discussion about Cape May Warblers  I decided to stop at the Ithaca 
City Cemetary to  check the tall spruces.  I didn't get that far. Just below 
the Stewart Ave. entrance  there's a short road that goes off sharply to the 
north and over that road and up toward Stewart Ave. stands a white pine with 
its top 20' dead and sere.  I saw a lump near the top that turned out to be a 
MERLIN with its back to me, either grooming or picking at some food.  After a 
minute of watching it, it dive bombed a cardinal and then flew to the south 
into another white pine.  I refound it perched near a dense packing of sticks 
that might be a nest. To find the putative nest tree find the bench with the 
short flagpole on the left of the main road where it bends sharply to the 
right.  Stand across the road (on the north side) at the bend and sight to the 
left of the flagpole looking SSE.  There are several pines up there just 50 
yards or so below Stewart AVe.  The bird and nest (or collection of sticks) was 
in the left-most tree maybe 20-25'  from its top.  Merlins have been reported 
thereabouts perennially but this the first one I've found there.

Marginal digivideo through my scope at: http://youtu.be/azf-ZZlmi9Q

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

2012-05-12 Thread Meena Haribal
I hope everyone else also had a great laugh with my previous mail!



I meant nobody else was there. My brain moves faster than my fingers and adds 
whatever words it feels like adding.  As Marie suggested, anyway even if there 
were bodies, I could not have seen as they were probably buried years ago some 
6 feet deep at least! ha ha





At Lickbrook there were about 12 Turkey Vultures thermalling. Also I heard 
something that sounded like a powerful drill going in short reverse mode. So I 
was wondering who would be using that on the trail. Then soon heard some crows 
too. So I looked up 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



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Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 1:13 PM
To: Stuart Krasnoff; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary


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



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

After a discussion about Cape May Warblers  I decided to stop at the Ithaca 
City Cemetary to  check the tall spruces.  I didn't get that far. Just below 
the Stewart Ave. entrance  there's a short road that goes off sharply to the 
north and over that road and up toward Stewart Ave. stands a white pine with 
its top 20' dead and sere.  I saw a lump near the top that turned out to be a 
MERLIN with its back to me, either grooming or picking at some food.  After a 
minute of watching it, it dive bombed a cardinal and then flew to the south 
into another white pine.  I refound it perched near a dense packing of sticks 
that might be a nest. To find the putative nest tree find the bench with the 
short flagpole on the left of the main road where it bends sharply to the 
right.  Stand across the road (on the north side) at the bend and sight to the 
left of the flagpole looking SSE.  There are several pines up there just 50 
yards or so below Stewart AVe.  The bird and nest (or collection of sticks) was 
in the left-most tree maybe 20-25'  from its top.  Merlins have been reported 
thereabouts perennially but this the first one I've found there.

Marginal digivideo through my scope at: http://youtu.be/azf-ZZlmi9Q

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[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

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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Fuertes Birds Sanctuary article

2012-05-08 Thread Meena Haribal
I have been reading the e-mails on Fuertes vs Renwick Sanctuary.



I was wondering how did or could Cayuga Bird Club rename a place by something 
else. Did they have to go through town administrators to change the name?



Secondly, if CBC can give names could some one in future change the name to 
some other local well known Ornithologist or somebody else?



This happens routinely in India. All the politicians end up getting something 
named after them and after their death next one come in line, when many places 
were named after something of local importance, either presence of nice 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





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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick dedication 1917

2012-05-08 Thread Meena Haribal
Cayuga Bird Club was formed by luminaries like Andrew White, Anna Comstock, 
James Needham and other Cornell related people. 

Andrew White was a President and I think Anna Comstock was secretary at one 
time.  Bill Hecht has some old articles that he had sent to me. Some of these 
are (or were) in a file in CBC room at Lab of O. I am not sure if they still 
exists there or not.

Meena


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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick dedication 1917

An article appeared in the Ithaca Daily News, Monday evening June 11,
1917:

BIRD CLUB GIVES ARCH TO THE CITY

Several Hundred Attend Impressive Ceremony In Renwick Wildwood

The arch at the entrance in the Renwick wild woods presented to the
city by
the Cayuga Bird Club was dedicated yesterday afternoon with
appropriate exercises
attended by about 250 people.

The speakers were Professor John G. Needham [etc.]

Goes on at length, with a description of presiding luminaries, and
extensive biblical
recitations.

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[cayugabirds-l] SSW in the afternoon

2012-05-06 Thread Meena Haribal
After I got off from the plane from my trip to South Carolina for a Dragonfly 
Society Meeting, I drove straight to take a walk from Wilson trail to Dryden 
side of the trail and back to the parking lot, (which used to be my lunch walk).



I did not find anything that was not reported I guess but they were all of 
interest to me.



I found that oriole was stealing sap from the Sapsucker holes, so were several 
butterflies including migrant Red Admirals, that have been passing in hundreds 
today. At the same spot, I heard, Least flycatcher, Common Yellow-throat, 
Warbling Vireo  and House wrens in their usual places. Yellow warbler, Am. 
Redstart and second pair of Orioles in their usual locations further down the 
trail. There were a few White-throated sparrows near the board walk and corral. 
 A Scarlet Tanager, Northern Parula,  Yellow rumped warblers and a Blue-headed 
Vireo on the east side of the Wilson trail. I also heard the Red-tailed Hawk 
calling. Then across in Dryden woods, I came across, Northern Water Thrush, A 
Pileated Woodpecker, an Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and other usual resident 
birds. Finally, as I was heading towards the parking the resident Am. Kestrel 
landed on the tall power pole calling excitedly.



In SC woods, I had quite a few exotic species such as Prothonotary, Swainson's, 
Yellow-throated, Pine. Northern Parulas (in huge numbers with numerous song 
variations) and Louisiana Waterthrush among warblers. Woodpeckers included 
beautiful, Red-headed and Pileated, and just I was about to call it a day a 
male RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER landed for a few minutes on the a in front of me 
just to say excchange news. Later in the evening lots of Night Hawks were 
Peenting and Chuck-wills widows were dueting and mostly sounded like 
Widows-will-Widows-will!



Cheers

Meena











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[cayugabirds-l] Yard hawks, loon and swallow

2012-04-28 Thread Meena Haribal
While working on veggie garden fence, I saw a few interesting birds.



Two OSPREYS, three BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 1 COOPERS HAWK, three TURKEY VULTURES 
(two of them heavily molting) and one bird, first I could not decide what that 
could be as it looked an odd sized and shaped, way high,  heading 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.



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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

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merg entering box

Hi all,
  The female hooded merganser that is occupying a nest box above our driveway 
has been kind of elusive the last few days. We weren't sure she was still 
around  - until this morning, when Ton got photos of her entering the box! You 
can find them here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Laura.Stenzler/Merg?authkey=Gv1sRgCKP53a3qw9iiHA

Laura

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[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


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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 
and many bright males. Some of them were taking bath in the plantations stream. 
They were flitting on the ground looking for insects. 

A pair of Eastern Phoebe also were busy feeding.

Best view was of a pair of PILEATED WOODPECKERS feeding on a dead fallen tree. 
I was less than 10 ft away from them and watched them for a long time. 
Actually, I got tired of watching them. They were finding something juicy at 
the base of the trunk. I was watching them with my 7x25 and they looked 
stunning even in that crapy binoculars!

Meena 



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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ovenbird behind Corson/Mudd Hall

This afternoon, after walking out the back door of Corson/Mudd Hall on Cornell 
Campus, I saw an Ovenbird scurrying around below the white pine near the 
building.  This was a first for me this year, so I thought I'd let others know. 
 I've certainly never seen one there before!

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

2012-04-23 Thread Meena Haribal
Only an inch and half here! I am wondering  what those warblers and tree 
swallows are doing now. Hopefully they are roosting in some conifers or boxes, 
at least it was raining most of the day so probably they took refuge in right 
places. My plants are frozen! I am not hearing cardinal or the robin, all are 
quiet.



Meena


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5.5 inches here in NE Ithaca!

Jane Graves

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

This morning a full eight inches of heavy wet snow covers everything at my 
place in the West Danby hills. The Phoebe on a twig out the window looks black. 
Yesterday's fog-bound flock of twenty-some Yellow-rumps and one Nashville 
Warbler must still be around here someplace.

-Geo

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[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch

2012-04-23 Thread Meena Haribal
When I walked in home today, there was a Purple Finch singing from my Poplar 
tree. I have been hearing him a last few days. But recently, I also heard and 
saw a Goldfinch almost sounding like a purple Finch. I had never heard this 
call from an Am. Goldfinch.

In the morning while I was waiting 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



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

2012-04-22 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

 Meteorologists are really getting better and better. Our meteorologist told us 
it was going to be 100% rain at Derby Hill and we thought may be there would 
some variables and we get lucky. But it turned out to be 100% rain.  Highlights 
(some were for me alone!)

At Derby Hill, we had Brown Thrasher, Palm and Yellow Rumped Warblers, Eastern 
Towhee, Song and White-throated Sparrows, Tree, Barn and Rough-winged swallows. 
From the bluffs, we watched a few Long tailed Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers 
and flyover of Common Mergansers, Double crested cormorants and Caspian Terns. 
At the Sage Creek marsh, before we arrived Wes's group had found a Greater 
Scaup female and had heard a Sora. After we arrived we could id Scaup sp and as 
a female, luckily for us, Sora decided to call again! Just before we left this 
location we saw a NORTHERN HARRIER cruise over the marsh into the woods and a 
couple of Common Loons over our head, flying north-east. That was our hawk of 
the day.



Then my group headed to Peter Scott swamp. Did not get much here, but two Great 
Blue Herons and several hidden Swamp Sparrows trilling as response to each 
other.



Then we headed to Summer Hill. Along upper reaches of Fall Creek, we stopped to 
look for a possible Louisiana Water Thrush, but did not hear any, but we did 
hear and see a chirping Junco, who was later joined by its mate. I also had a 
flyover of a Raven chased by crows. Earlier, at the Junction of Lake Como road 
and Rt 90 there was another Raven being chased by a Kestrel and I think some 
blackbirds, we did get to see  the Kestrel later.



At Summer Hill, it was initially very quiet. We spent sometime on Dresser Road, 
when we heard and saw a flock of PINE SISKINS that were calling, later they 
were doing zet or zreeet calls to from top of a Norway spruce.  On Dresser, 
a little ahead, back in the woods, there were at least three or four 
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS singing. Later at the junction of the Salt and Hoag 
road we encountered the same siskins, but it was really difficult to see their 
colors as there was very dense fog and light was very low. We also had a pair 
of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES doing a song which sounded like Brown Creeper. I 
have heard this song from them previously a couple of times too. Then there 
were two RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES singing at two different speeds, that confused 
lots of students. A WINTER WREN sang his short bars twice and a HERMIT THRUSH 
gave one song bar.



Over all we had some 46-50 (for me) species of birds, in spite of almost 
continuous rain and fog at Summer Hill!



Cheers

 meena

PS: Today morning I was getting out of the house, a PILEATED WOODPECKER in my 
yard screamed in delight!













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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

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At least one NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH is singing along the Woodleton Boardwalk on 
the Dryden side of Sapsucker Woods this morning.

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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



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Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 8:34 PM
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Subject: Re: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush

Matt Medler calculated the 2000-2009 median and mean first arrival of Northern 
Waterthrush as 23 April with a standard deviation of 3 days
http://www.cayugabirdclub.org/Resources/cayuga-lake-basin-first-records
--Dave Nutter

On Apr 20, 2012, at 09:33 AM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote:

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

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At least one NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH is singing along the Woodleton Boardwalk on 
the Dryden side of Sapsucker Woods this morning.

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[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 campus and we exchanged some conversations.
There was a Blue Jay sitting in front of me, but when he called, the sound was 
coming from some 30 ft my right. It was amazing how well he did it. And I was 
also proud of myself that I could clearly hear from which direction the sound 
was coming.
Two species of wrens, A Carolina Wren was calling from a tree, beneath him  was 
a woman blissfully having lunch totally unaware of his presence, listening to 
her own music.  She had no clue probably that someone was singing very loudly 
above her head.  A little further ahead there was HOUSE WREN calling. First 
when I heard him, I thought wow he sounds familiar and then it dawned on me it 
is a House Wren!
Near the Fall creek water fall, a couple of Rough-winged swallows chirped over 
my head. A pair of Phoebes were excited about nesting along the gorge rocks. A 
fly went past one of the phoebes, you could see he saw it but was not ready to 
chase, you could see his eyes following the fly, and then he darted and missed.
All three trillers, PINE WARBLER, JUNCO and CHIPPING SPARROW were trilling at 
the same time from different directions and locations.
Lastly there was a pair of COMMON MERGANSERS sitting quite close to each other 
in the calm portion of the Fall Creek with their reflection in the water.  It 
made a very stunning image, but no camera with me, so now it will be in my 
neuronal image library.

Meena
PS: Is it not humans have evolved so stupidly, on such a lovely day want to sit 
in front of  computers?



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[cayugabirds-l] Arnot forest today

2012-04-14 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

I was in Arnot forest most of the day doing a workshop on Mushrooms. While we 
were working on mushrooms, I saw and/or heard following birds



Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Purple Finch

Winter Wren

Pine Siskins (at least 20, zeeting)

Brown Creeper

Golden Crowned Kinglet

Dark-eyed Junco

Chipping Sparrow

and other common resident birds



Also two Broad-winged hawks, Red-tailed Hwks, Turkey vuktures etc.



Lots of wildflowers that includded Spring beauty, Trout lily, Anemones, Blood 
roots, Red and White trillium  etc.



Also saw Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Virginia White, Spring 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







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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 Preserve and one of the Cornell Plantations 
natural areas.  So if you are interested in preservation you don't need whole 
jingbang, one person can do a lot. If more people are involved it is great and 
sometimes not great. So don't feel that nobody else is doing anything. You go 
ahead do what has to be done! Changes begin with one person  behaving 
differently.

As for ethics, there definitely has been change in birders behaviors and 
attitude. All the past references of harming or not harming are no more 
applicable. Modern gadgets have definitely played a role. Then very few people 
used to play playbacks now everyone wants to use that technique to see the 
birds. I have myself have seen in SFO class in last few years, as soon as some 
bird is heard, some of the students who carry around their gadgets immediately 
want to do playback so that they can see the bird clearly and up close. So 
there is sharp rise in birders who want dirty and quick way to see the birds. 
Also, as Marie mentioned number of photographers who want to get good photos 
have started using playbacks. There is a quite rise in people who use playbacks 
and will be rising further in next few years.

And there are evidences in many cases where the birds are stressed in instances 
such as Punta Tumbo penguins that are being continuously visited by tourists is 
making them nervous. The park people have done variety of things to reduce 
stress to the birds. I watched one penguin, seeing some people walk by, to 
reach the safety he climbed the stairs used by humans. When the danger passed, 
meaning the human walked away, then he could not figure out how to get down as 
he could not see the land. He was so nervous spent 10 minutes figuring out how 
to climb down. After he climbed down, he walked very fast away from that 
location. A recent paper did conclude that birds were stressed when people were 
around.  In last two three years there are quite a few studies to show stress 
in birds when humans, including scientists interfere with them. So it is not 
necessary use play back just to tick a bird as sport. Often people do some 
things unknowingly as they are not educated enough to understand the 
complexities. So if birders are educated correctly right from the beginning 
with the reasoning, they will behave correctly. Of course there are always 
exceptions.  Or as one of my friends used to call them yahoos.

One more thing, all individual birds are not same. Like us some are bolder and 
others are nervous wreck. So one glove does not fit all hands. So if one bird 
at one location was fine at a given point may not necessarily mean this would 
be the case next time.

If people have some patience and wait for things to happen quietly, one can 
hear or see all kinds of things. One day I spent almost whole day at Marten's 
tract, I heard Sora, Virginia rail, bittern and Sandhill cranes within an hour 
or so.

I myself have been stressed by continuous sphishing by my fellow birders on 
some of the trips, and have been irritated by this. So if I get irritated, I am 
sure birds also feel the same. Bird watching itself is stressful to birds as we 
are watching them, they are aware we are watching them. Many of them take off 
or others hide behind branches so they do not see you.

So why should we stress them more by adding additional stressors? Therefore, 
there should be judicious use of playbacks, spishing or whatever methods people 
are using to get the attraction of birds just because they want to see them 
better and get an id on them.

Think of it as how you would feel when someone comes to your neighborhood and 
screams their heads off or spishes continuously in front of your window, wont 
you get annoyed? May be you will come out with a gun to shoot the nuisance 
maker.  So I don't agree with the justification that we are stressing them for 
a short time only.  Stress is stress.
So all that is needed is educating themselves why one should do something or 
not do something.

Cheers
Meena
PS: I did not want to get into this discussion, well, but now I am deep into it!








From: bounce-46827082-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-46827082-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dave Nutter
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] George Pond

I think the William George Agency (a.k.a. George Junior Republic) owns not only 
the fields/pond in question, but also much of the length of the abandoned 
railroad bed in the area.

Matt Young may know more about people to talk to or institutional policies, as 
I believe he once worked there.

If the William George Agency is working with the Town of Dryden 

[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  implying  that plants exercise a  form of  'stress 
memory'. The mechanisms
of plants' stress memory responses are poorly understood leaving this 
fundamental biological
question  unanswered.

Meena



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[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.



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[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


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

2012-04-07 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,

Around 11.00 am we saw a duck in the bay north of Long Point State Park in a 
very windy conditions.

It was a diver and often dived and stayed under water long time came up far 
away from where it dove. General description is as follows:

Overall, uniform light brown back and head was darker brown, at least head was 
darker than the body. Initially, I thought it was a female golden-eye. But as 
others and  I got better of it and description of it this is what we saw. Had a 
yellowish broad beak, shape of the was sloping and not a very sharp rounded 
head as of golden-eye. Had some white near the cheek and on front part of the 
body. Very active and dove often. With elimination of other species Donna 
suggested why not King Eider first year male. I had not even thought of that. I 
looked up Peterson and Crossley's and Sibely's. To me bird was a hybrid of 
Crossley and Sibely guides. Forehead was more sloping as in Crossely's and 
other colors were more like Sibley's.



After discussion I wanted to look at the bird in more details. I scanned that 
locality but did not see the bird again. By then it was getting very nasty and 
windy people from my group wanted to get back into the car and the bird was 
also not in sight. So we left the location.



The exact location was from the LP SP if you look north where the land juts out 
into the lake the bird was in front of the last dock and behind it were many 
Buffleheads. The bird in question was almost twice the size of bufflehead.



I am leaning more towards first year King Eider.



Tomorrow many of you are heading along the lake so keep your eyes open.



Also there is a bird along Long Point State park road off of 90 somewhere near 
the quarry, which sounds like Carolina Wren, but I think three years ago when I 
tracked down this sound it turned out to be a Tufted Titmouse. I have been 
hearing this call for three years. So if you hear it, try to to locate the bird 
so we can be sure of its identity.



There is one tufted titmouse around Bebee lake, behind Mann Library, which 
sounds like Teacher teach 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!



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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 stink!











The Club meeting will begin with cookies and conversation at 7:15 and the 
business meeting starts at 7:30.



Please note that there will NOT be a speaker dinner before the meeting this 
month.





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[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


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[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake Longtail Ducks

2012-04-01 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,



Dave Nicosia has already reported about these Long-tailed ducks. But I wanted 
to emphasize their behavior. There were males of both breeding and non-breeding 
plumaged males and they were going in straight line and lifting their tail and 
head to display to females. I would have loved to watch them longer but as I 
was with a class group, I did not get much of chance to view them well. But 
whatever I saw was quite fascinating. While we were watching them another 6 
birds landed from the sky.  Not a single swallow was on the lake.

It was worth a trip to the lake!



Meena





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RE: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-04-01 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all,



I am a little bit concerned about promoting Forsythia for birds. They are just 
good for landing and hiding for birds near bird feeders. But they really are 
not such healthy food for birds. 
http://www.ehow.com/list_6019009_pests-forsythia-bush.html Forsythia is 
promoted as the plant with no pests at all.



If you want birds and habitats for them why not plant some native plants. There 
is Native plants for native birds published by our on bird club for guidance. 
 You should look up some local plants that are good for birds and their food - 
insects that feed on them.



For example all kinds of dogwoods - Red Dozier, and Gray Dogwood are excellent 
plants, they produce fruits which are eaten by birds during fall migration, 
that is when the fruits are ready. But they host at least some known thirty 
species of moths and these moths as adults and as larvae are excellent food for 
birds and their young. Some of these moths include beautiful Polyphemus moth, 
Dogwood Thyatirid, Prominents, many geometrids, which are found in spring and 
summer. Of course some of these moths/larvae may not be directly useful to all 
birds but are of indirect use. Their caterpillars are beautiful with variety of 
shapes and structures and some of the adults are just awesome if you are 
looking for beauty.



I feel pained that native habitats are being destroyed and artificial habitats 
are being created.  So why not create real habitat, I know it is very hard to 
create and maintain, but at least one can give a try.



Meena







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

2012-03-30 Thread Meena Haribal
So looks like Chipping sparrows have reached our latitude on same day!  In last 
several years, I have found that first arrival of same species are reported on 
same day to Cayugabirds, Geneseebirds and Oniedabirds often.



It is really interesting to see that they move approximately same distances 
north.  What causes them to stop and not go further anymore?



Meena







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From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] 
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chipping Sparrow

A Chipping Sparrow just arrived at our yard feeder in Fairport.  Our previous 
earliest was April 7th last year. In the past we would normally expect one 
around the 10th. Mike and Joann Tetlow

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

2012-03-30 Thread Meena Haribal
So the real question is, why did people first decide to report to several 
listservs on one day, but quietly report to eBird for a couple weeks?



Dave,

My guess is that when lot of people from different list serve report on one 
particular day, that day a big wave of birds arrived, so many people record 
them. When individual birds are seen, they are either overwintering birds or 
may  be small contingent of them may come at earlier dates but do not get 
noticed so easily and do not get reported.



As for reporting to e-bird list or to listserve or to both, which many do are 
individual reporters choices.

Meena





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[nutter.d...@me.com]
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 7:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chipping Sparrow

I thought Lisa Wood's Chipping Sparrow might have been a first arrival, but I 
try to remember to check eBird records before I revise the list of first 
arrivals to the Cayuga Lake Basin which is on the Cayuga Bird Club website here:

http://www.cayugabirdclub.org/Resources/cayuga-lake-basin-first-records

Anyway, eBird surprised me. The earliest local report was one heard by Jane 
Graves on Warren Rd on 20 March, and Tom Schulenberg had one at his place on 
Hanshaw Rd by the 25th. Outside the basin, Dave Spier had one northwest of us 
in Clifton Springs on the 21st, and southwest of us in Horseheads Mike Powers 
had one on the 15th and Jan Murphey had one on the 11th!

So the real question is, why did people first decide to report to several 
listservs on one day, but quietly report to eBird for a couple weeks?

--Dave Nutter

On Mar 30, 2012, at 06:56 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote:


So looks like Chipping sparrows have reached our latitude on same day!  In last 
several years, I have found that first arrival of same species are reported on 
same day to Cayugabirds, Geneseebirds and Oniedabirds often.



It is really interesting to see that they move approximately same distances 
north.  What causes them to stop and not go further anymore?



Meena







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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chipping Sparrow


A Chipping Sparrow just arrived at our yard feeder in Fairport.  Our previous 
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around the 10th. Mike and Joann Tetlow
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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Wind Map

2012-03-29 Thread Meena Haribal
Wow that is cool!



Meena



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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Wind Map

http://hint.fm/wind/

New, nearly real time map of wind patterns over the USA mainland. Thought some 
would find it useful for predicting migration patterns/speeds.
Plus it's just plain cool.

ChrisP



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[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 
m...@cornell.edumailto:m...@cornell.edu  or can call me at 607 2154663

Thanks in advance.
Meena


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[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 down.

Meena


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[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 Corpse flower. It was awesome. I was expecting the stink to rub 
to myself and smell like a dead person, but surprisingly by the time I was in 
the room, I hardly smelt it. May be my brain had already reached saturation and 
got habituated, it could no longer perceive the smell. Plus we were admiring 
the flowers beauty. Worth a visit. I highly recommend it!

Meena


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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2012-03-19 Thread Meena Haribal
Hey Brad and all,

I did the same too. I scanned the flock three times for Black Vulture, but my 
flock was smaller than yours and had only 22 birds. I just got back from 
watching them. they seemed so care less (as opposed to careless) and 
effortlessly circled around and finally headed up Six Miles Creek, probably 
hoping to roost somewhere. Yesterday afternoon, while I was hanging out laundry 
in my yard, a Bald  Eagle circled over my head fairly close, I was thinking of 
heading inside to my camera, it floated south. But soon returned, but was 
little higher than previous time and circled and floated away to west.



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Hi all,

There is currently a kettle of about 100 TURKEY VULTURES over downtown Ithaca. 
I've gone through the group several times, but didn't see a Black Vulture.

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

2012-03-19 Thread Meena Haribal
!



Hope you enjoy the spectacle of blackbirds!



Cheers

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[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!



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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



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

2012-03-11 Thread Meena Haribal
, in the title I wrote Am. Widgeon Swayumwar. Swayumvar is a phenomenon 
in which  female chooses a male from many suitors . This was very common in 
India around 2000 BC especially among royal princess.























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