[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake Lesser Black-backed Gull,Finger lakes airport Snowy owl,Snow Geese everywhere

2014-03-23 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
An afternoon ride to the north end of Seneca and Cayuga Lakes produced a beautiful breeding plumage Lesser black-backed Gull at Seneca Lake Park along with a first year Iceland Gull. A Snowy Owl was along Martin Road in Seneca Falls on the east side of the Finger Lakes airport. Cayuga Lake was

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Point Gyrfalcon and Peregrine

2014-02-01 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Dave Tetlow just called to tell me that at around 10 had an immature Dark Gyrfalcon take off from the trees on the point, fly south over Grieg Street and disappear to the back of the bay. It is a very uniform brown/tawny plumaged bird. Also note that there is an immature Anatum Peregrine

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma area Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Snowy Owl finale

2013-12-07 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Joann and I made a late trip to Montezuma. The main pool drive was open so we drove it hoping to find something white on one of the dozens of muskrat houses with no luck. 1 No. Harrier hunted the marsh and the pair of Bald Eagles were sitting together on the edge of woods near their nest.

[cayugabirds-l] Rote 31 Savannah Muckland Snowies

2013-12-06 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Dave Tetlow just called me to tell me there are 4 Snowy Owls sitting on the muck lands on the south side of route 31 in Savannah. Also 1 earlier at Sodus bay. Mike Tetlow _ I am using the Free version of SPAMfighter http://www.spamfighter.com/len . SPAMfighter has removed 498 of my

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma White-faced and probable Glossy Ibis,Hudsonian Godwits, Brant

2013-10-18 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This evening Joann and I drove the Montezuma Wildlife drive. At 5:15 a flock of at least 80 Brant flew south fairly low, east of the drive and parallel to the river. 15 minutes later 17 Greater Yellowlegs followed the same path. A nice group of at least 300 Ring-necked Ducks were in the open

[cayugabirds-l] Lake Road Sodus Golden Eagle, Pine Siskins. Montezuma area shorebirds, White Pelicans-no godwits.

2013-10-13 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This afternoon Joann and I walked some trails at Camp Beechwood on Lake Road in Sodus. The highlight there was 2 Pine Siskins flying out of the tall White Pines at the east entrance. Further east along Lake Road just west of the village of Sodus Point an Eagle soaring with a Red-tailed Hawk

[cayugabirds-l] Large flock ofBlack-bellied Plovers, Wilson's phalarope Montezuma NWR Knox-Marsellus Puddler Marshes3

2013-05-27 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
We spent quite some time searching through the huge numbers of Dunlin, Semi-palmated Plovers and Peep at the Main Pool and the so called Kipp Island field.(The refuge people call that Jackson South.) The only highlights were 1 Short-billed Dowitcher, 1 Black-bellied Plover and 1 Ruddy Turnstone

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Least Fly, Cerulean Warbler, Black Tern, Wilson's Phalarope

2013-05-04 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This afternoon at the Montezuma visitor center we had our FOY Least Flycatcher and Cerulean Warbler. 2 Black Terns were hunting Tschache Pool. Thanks to those who gave the info about the Wilson's Phalarope at Carncross Road to Judy at the visitor center we spent more time searching through the

[cayugabirds-l] Towsends Solitaire Sampson State Park 1:30

2012-12-09 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Thanks to Tim Lenz on this great find. To Jay Powell for letting us know about it and Jay McGowan and crew for getting us to the right spot. The last we saw, it was by itself in the Red Cedars at the north end of East Lake Street just before the gate between the last two lanes on the right. Drive

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Cattle Egrets, Semi. Plovers, Co. Yellowthroat, Peregrines

2012-11-04 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Today the 3 Cattle Egrets were still at the Goose Haven field on the east side route 89 north of 5 and 20 but only visible from the very north end of the field as they were behind the berm. 1 Common Yellowthroat was at the Tschasche pool observation tower with GC Kinglets. 2 Semipalmated

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle- East Bay, Oct 20

2012-10-21 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
We stopped to visit friends at their cottage and had this great show. Mike East Bay, Wayne, US-NY Oct 20, 2012 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Protocol: Stationary 6 species Pied-billed Grebe 7 Great Blue Heron 2 Golden Eagle 1 Immature circled low over the wooded edge where imm Balds had been

[cayugabirds-l] RBA Montezuma Trip Highlights

2012-09-29 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Highlights from today's Montezuma trip included 2 American Golden Plovers, 2 Sanderlings, 2 Snipe and 2 Dunlin at the shorebird flats along the main pool drive. At Tschache pool playing a Chickadee mobbing tape in the east side scrub drew out 2 Orange-crowned Warblers and 1 Wilson's Warbler.

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Hudsonian Godwits

2012-09-21 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This afternoon around 4:30, 4 Hudsonian Godwits were at the Visitor Center just west of the viewing deck. These are presumably the same 4 that have been reported at Puddler's Marsh as others had no luck with them there all afternoon. I hope they stay as they were very close and a lot easier to

[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers, Wilson's Phalarope,Dunlin,Shovelers arriving, Peregrine hunting. Montezuma NWR Knox-Marsellus Puddler Marshes, Aug 23, 2012

2012-08-23 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
I was scouting for Saturday's RBA trip and as expected there were many birds to look through. The mudflat is moving east so AM from Towpath is starting to look good. I'm not ready for Dunlin yet! Mike Help from Kevin Griffith and a field trip group 44 species (+1 other taxa) Canada

re:[cayugabirds-l] White Pelican and Am Avocet Montezuma

2012-08-03 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
I just called the Montezuma lodge and neither Mark Miller nor Chuck Gibson that volunteer there has any information about these birds. Larue and Jackie were still out doing their survey so maybe more info later. Mike Tetlow -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Immature Little Blue Heron at Knox-Marcellus

2012-07-28 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
-Original Message- From: Mike Joann Tetlow [mailto:mjtet...@frontiernet.net] Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:04 PM To: geneseebird...@geneseo.edu Subject: Immature Little Blue Heron at Knox-Marcellus This afternoon Joann and I decided to go to Montezuma. After driving the main pool

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma, Knox-Marcellus Marsh

2012-07-21 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Expecting a few shorebirds lingering around Puddler's Marsh we were very surprised to see extensive mudflats on the western edge of Knox-Marcellus marsh. Large numbers of herons, ducks and shorebirds viewed in perfect evening light from East Road. Someone also cut some openings for viewing along

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebirds,ducks, Barred Owls

2012-06-09 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This afternoon/evening Joann and I birded the Montezuma area. Some highlights include 2 White-rumped Sandpipers and 2 Semipalmated Plovers from Benning Marsh. 10 Ruddy Ducks, 12 Redhead, 1 Black Duck, 1 Blue-winged Teal, 11 Black Terns, 3 Green Herons, 1 Least Bittern and 1 Yellow-throated

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma highlights: Dunlin #s, Armitage Rd No.Waterthrush, Rusty Blackbirds

2012-04-29 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Montezuma highlights this afternoon: Visitor Center: 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Dunlin Larue Lagoon: 1 Snipe, 8 Pectoral Sandpipers Benning Marsh: 78 Dunlin Armitage Road: 1 Northern Waterthrush west of bridge. Just a guess; bare minimum 200 Rusty Blackbirds all over the wet woods both

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Point- King Eider, Wolcott- Common Raven, Some Montezuma

2012-03-25 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Around 1pm today we had the/a female King Eider at the mouth of the outlet at Sodus Bay right near a Red-necked Grebe. There were still large numbers of Long-tailed Ducks just visible through the fog. Fishing boats flushed the eider to the east side of the east pier and out of sight. Further

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Cayuga St Park, Lower lake road

2012-02-19 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Sorry for the late post but yesterday afternoon along Lower lake Road up to Cayuga Lake State park there was a great waterfowl show. 1500+ Tundra swans, 3000 Snow Geese(2 Blue), 2000 Canada geese, 1 Cackling Goose, 120 Pintail, 30 Am Wigeon, several Gadwall and Hooded Mergansers, 35 Common

[cayugabirds-l] Fairhaven to Sodus Bay- Trumpeter Swan, King Eider

2012-02-10 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Today Sterling pond in Fairhaven SP was mostly open with 4 Hooded Mergansers and 6 Ring-necked Ducks being the highlights. Just like the pairs of Canada geese at just about every pond, iced over or not, 2 Trumpeter Swans were on a small pond at the corner of Larkin Road and Cemetery road in

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Winged Blackbirds Seneca Falls

2012-01-29 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
There was a flock of approximately 1000 Starlings, 300 Red-winged Blackbirds and 8 Brown-headed Cowbirds along Lay road just east of Gravel Road in Seneca Falls around noon today. At least 500 Crows were in adjacent fields. Mike Tetlow -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Point King Eider 2 hours later

2012-01-22 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Calling Brad Carlson to tell him of a female King Eider we found at Sodus Point, he told us we were 2 hours behind the times. It was against the east breakwall right near the south end. No Barrow's Goldeneye for us today either. A female Black Scoter was the only other special bird. Most

[cayugabirds-l] No Snowy Owl, MZ Tundra Swans, Cacking Goose

2012-01-06 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Joann and I didn't have any luck with the Snowy Owl at the Waterloo Prem. Outlet late this morning. We drove and scanned around the inside, the outside service road and from the elevated thruway overpass on the road on the west side. We did not check the north/south roads. From the main

[cayugabirds-l] No. Pintail, Seneca Lakes SP 12-27; SE Owl,Van Dyne Spoor Rd 12-26

2011-12-27 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
There were 11 No. Pintail with Blacks and Mallards along the shoreline at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva today. A nice group of about 60 Common Goldeneye were offshore. Heavy waves, rain and constant diving prevented study of a rounder headed female with a fairly extensive yellow tip to the

[cayugabirds-l] Fairhaven SP,Sodus Point and Maxwell Creek Shorebirds

2011-12-13 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Today Dominic Sherony and I went in pursuit of Purple Sandpipers reported by others at Fairhaven State Park and Sodus Point. On the weekend 3 Purple Sandpipers were reported by Chris Wood and Jessie Barry found along the inside of the east jetty at Little Sodus Bay. We were able to find 2 of

[cayugabirds-l] SodusBay-Montezuma, Knox Marcellus Purple Martin

2011-10-23 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Joann and I birded Sodus Point down to Montezuma this afternoon. 3 Brant on the beach was the only highlight at Sodus Point. Several groups of Pied-billed Grebes were scattered around the bay. A nice flock of 25 Coot were at the south end of the bay near the Ridge Road Bridge. We

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Avocet +, Sodus Point RuddyTturnstones+

2011-09-23 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This afternoon Joann and I did a Sodus Point, Montezuma loop. At Sodus Point only a few Caspian Terns remain on the pier although 500+ DC Cormorants lined the east breakwall. The beach was empty but the small area of rocks on the south side of the breakwall had 3 Ruddy Turnstones, 1

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma this afternoon

2011-07-31 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This afternoon Puddler's marsh was mostly the same as has been reported except 1 molting adult Black-bellied Plover. At the visitor center around 3:30 the 6 Least and 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers were suddenly joined by (counting by tens) 350 Least and 300 Semipalmated Sandpipers plus a few

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma this evening Wilson's and Red-necked Phalaropes at Puddlers, Great Egrets at Mays' Point

2011-07-24 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Thanks to Gary Chapin's report of a Red-necked Phalarope at Puddler's Marsh at the end of Towpath Road we went to check it out this evening from 6 til 8 pm. Most of the birds were in the most distant eastern portion. Joann found the hoped for Phalarope; the only thing is that this one was a

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpipers Empire Farm days Grounds. Montezuma Puddlers' Marsh Saturday evening. Visitor Center shorebird habitat

2011-07-17 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
I thought I copied this to Cayuga Birds last night: Seneca Falls Fairgrounds, Martin Rd., Seneca, US-NY Jul 16, 2011 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Upland Sandpiper 17 Appeared to be 1 family group of 6 in deeper grass on north edge another family group of 4 near the red building in the center of

[cayugabirds-l] Puddler's Marsh and Knox-Marcellus this evening. 2 Otters at puddler's marsh!!

2011-07-16 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
We arrived at Puddler's Marsh around 6:30. In spite of 90 degrees there was no heat shimmer and good light. Great numbers of birds. Highlights are as follows: 1 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Semi-palmated Sand. 4 Pectoral Sand.

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Point, Montezuma No. Complex and Refuge ( Quite long because of ebird format)

2011-06-25 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Joann and I did an afternoon Sodus to Montezuma loop. VanDyne Spoor Road and East Road were great. 15 Immature Bald eagles drying their wings like cormorants along the main pool and 2 Gray Fox kits on Armitage road were awesome! Sodus Point Coast Guard Station and Channel, Wayne, US-NY

[cayugabirds-l] Presumed Glossy Ibis Montezuma fly over

2011-04-30 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
This evening Joann and I visited Montezuma. The main pool was very high with very few birds, however, as we drove parallel to the Thruway opposite May's Point pool Joann picked out a dark Ibis in flight. We watched the bird for 10 minutes circling over May's Point then heading toward East

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey- Knox-Marcellus Marsh

2011-03-21 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Yesterday afternoon, while scanning the large numbers of No.Pintail and Canada Geese at Knox-Marcellus marsh from East Road at Montezuma Joann picked out an Osprey soaring directly above us then off to the SE. 2 Tree swallows and a pair of Wood Ducks were there also. At around 4:30 all the

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Osprey- Knox-Marcellus Marsh

2011-03-21 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Yesterday afternoon, while scanning the large numbers of No.Pintail and Canada Geese at Knox-Marcellus marsh from East Road at Montezuma Joann picked out an Osprey soaring directly above us then off to the SE. 2 Tree swallows and a pair of Wood Ducks were there also. At around 4:30 all

[cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock Bald Eagles ? Old Montezuma. Canandaigua Barrow's Goldeney

2011-03-13 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
On Friday we stopped by the Mud Lock Eagles nest and could not see any head on the nest or an Eagle in any nearby trees. Hopefully it was just sitting very low in the nest. Has anyone had better luck or have they failed? We also have not seen any adults near the nest north of the Rtes 89 and

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Bay,Montezuma and the north end of Cayuga Lake early spring waterfowl

2011-02-18 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
Highlights that Joann and I found covering those areas today are as follows: -Tundra Swans: 8 Sodus Bay, 34 Savannah Spring Lake Rd at Van Dyne Spoor Rd., 108 Knox-Marcellus Marsh and at least 2000 at the north end of Cayuga lake Mostly on the ice north of the railroad. (counted to

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Sodus Bay,Montezuma and the north end of Cayuga Lake early spring waterfowl

2011-02-18 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
_ From: Michael and Joann Tetlow [mailto:mjtet...@frontiernet.net] Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 7:53 PM Subject: Sodus Bay,Montezuma and the north end of Cayuga Lake early spring waterfowl Highlights that Joann and I found covering those areas today are as follows: -Tundra