[cayugabirds-l] Yellow rumped warbler

2017-04-10 Thread Michele Mannella
We took an evening stroll at Sapsucker Woods this evening. Aside from the deafening but delighfful spring peepers which were our reason to go, highlights were 2 phoebes, one yellow-rumped warbler, one very busy beaver and two huge turtles trolling in the shallowy mud. It is beautiful there.

[cayugabirds-l] woodcocks displaying - airport

2017-03-22 Thread Michele Mannella
Road, turn right on Mohawk, and pull in at the "service road. . Last night I returned to the location and at at least 3 are still there putting on a show. Michele Mannella -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirdin

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored sparrow reports?

2016-05-31 Thread Michele Mannella
Has anyone seen/heard the clay-colored sparrow outside Goldwin Smith Hall on Cornell campus recently? Michele --- --- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] barn swallows

2015-04-29 Thread Michele Mannella
Seems our BARN SWALLOWS finally arrived last night, about a week or more later than usual. There are at least 3 of them in the barn and few flitting about, a great welcome to a sunny spring day! Michele Interlaken/Ovid --- www.thehaywardhouse.com

[cayugabirds-l] OOB? Rough-legged

2015-01-22 Thread Michele Mannella
Yesterday and last Saturday I found two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS on Townsendville Road, south of Covert Road and north of Vesa in Interlaken. They were a joy to watch and remained in the same area for long minutes of good viewing. Can anyone tell me if this is OOB? Also yesterday I saw both a male and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow, Cornell Campus

2014-05-23 Thread Michele Mannella
The clay-colored sparrow continues singing in the trees just south of Goldwin Smith Hall on Cornell Campus today! Michele --- www.thehaywardhouse.com www.bodyshopwellness.com --- On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM, Jay

[cayugabirds-l] Song sparrow and Peepers

2014-04-11 Thread Michele Mannella
This morning at around 5:45 we were serenaded by a lovely SONG SPARROW with peepers (in stereo) in the background. Day two for peepers. Finally! Michele Interlaken / Ovid --- www.thehaywardhouse.com www.bodyshopwellness.com

[cayugabirds-l] Correction: waterfowl - wyers/sheldrake

2014-01-30 Thread Michele Mannella
Saw the MERGANSERS again yesterday, and I have a correction. They are RED BREASTED MERGANSERS (guess I need that waterfowl class review!). Michele -- Forwarded message -- From: Michele Mannella mkmanne...@gmail.com Date: Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 8:06 AM Subject: waterfowl - wyers

[cayugabirds-l] SEOW Ovid

2014-01-30 Thread Michele Mannella
Yesterday around 9:30 a.m. I was cruising around Ovid and Interlaken looking for snowies. I did not find any, but I did see a SEOW, on Center Road just east of CR129, quietly perched atop a stalk in the corn field. It was a gorgeous sunny day and I was surprised to see it. Nothing else of

[cayugabirds-l] waterfowl - wyers/sheldrake

2014-01-27 Thread Michele Mannella
On Saturday afternoon, I finally got to take a drive along Wyers Road and Sheldrake Park in Ovid and test my waterfowl id skills I learned from the Lab of O on-line class (thanks, Kevin!). Along the way (near the bb) I saw 5 REDHEADS, about a dozen BUFFLEHEADS, 2 TUNDRA SWANS, 25 GOLDENEYES, 22

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl carcass

2014-01-08 Thread Michele Mannella
Yesterday morning, I decided to take a detour from my regular route to work, and I turned down Halseyville Road hoping to spot the SNOWY OWLt examining it for injury, Michele Ovid / Interlaken @ The Hayward House BB www.thehaywardhouse.com and @ The Body Shop www.bodyshopwellness.com --

[cayugabirds-l] SNOWY OWL carcass

2014-01-08 Thread Michele Mannella
Sorry, I hit enter before I was done writing. Yesterday morning, I decided to take a detour from my regular route to work, and I turned down Halseyville Road hoping to spot the Enfield SNOWY OWL that was recently reported. Just as I approached Iradell Road, I found a snowy owl lying in the

[cayugabirds-l] 2 screech owls - new yard bird!

2013-10-01 Thread Michele Mannella
Around 4 a.m. this morning, I was awoken by the whinny call of at least two SCREECH OWLS. Still sleepy, my brain took a while to process what I was hearing and I thought it was my neighbor's pony next door. But the whinny calls ended with really cool screech owl trill, confirming that it was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible other RHW Nest

2013-09-09 Thread Michele Mannella
I was there at May's Point yesterday afternoon, and watched one red-headed woodpecker going in and out of another hole further north in the same grove of dead trees. He would put his head in and pull it out, shaking the wood dust off. Then he would go all the way in, disappear for a few seconds,

[cayugabirds-l] robin with worm behavior

2013-06-11 Thread Michele Mannella
I noticed an interesting behavior with a robin in our gravel driveway. It had a large worm in its beak, and would drag it along, then start spining around in a circle dragging it all the while, then stop and re-grab it then walk straight for a few steps. It repreated the dragging and spinning and

[cayugabirds-l] white-crowned sparrows

2013-05-13 Thread Michele Mannella
4 white-crowned sparrows foraging under the pear trees, blending in very nicely with the white petals. They are also singing! Michele Interlaken / Ovid -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] ruby crowned kinglet

2013-04-25 Thread Michele Mannella
There was one RUBY CROWNED KINGLET in the hemlocks at the azalea garden behind ADWhite House at around 1:15. He came in very close, and provided very good views of his red crest when I played audio (just once :-)) from iBird. Michele -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] house sparrow question

2013-04-18 Thread Michele Mannella
I work at Cornell, and I currently have a pair of house sparrows *trying* to build a nest on the window sill, under the air conditioner. I say trying because for the past two weeks they work tirelessly at it, but by the afternoon their whole project is gone. I don't think it is the wind, but

[cayugabirds-l] wool for nesting birds

2013-02-08 Thread Michele Mannella
I have an alpaca farm next door, and they gave me a wire suet feeder stuffed with alpaca wool. After seeing tufts of insulation in our yard this week (probably those nasty, opportunistic starlings have found yet another way into our attic), I figure it is not too soon to hang this in a tree and

[cayugabirds-l] Words and Birds lecture

2013-02-05 Thread Michele Mannella
and the work of Michel Foucault. ~~ Michele Mannella, Graduate Programs Coordinator Department of English Cornell University | 250 Goldwin Smith Hall | Ithaca, NY 14853 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ph: 607-255-7989

[cayugabirds-l] robin

2012-11-30 Thread Michele Mannella
Outside my window at Goldwin Smith Hall (Cornell campus) there is a very happy robin singing. Did I sleep through winter? Michele -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole nest

2012-05-10 Thread Michele Mannella
After checking a few sources (Thanks, Jay and others!) and an intense hour of waiting and watching, I am excited to confirm a nesting ORCHARD ORIOLE in my front yard. Noticing the female working and weaving a nest in a fork at the top of a small maple tree, the ID was confirmed when I saw

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2012-05-03 Thread Michele Mannella
New arrivals yesterday and this morning: 4 more barn swallows 3 white crowned sparrows 2 yellow warblers 1 baltimore oriole and quite a few new sounds (I only know three warblers by sound) I can't identify! Happy spring! -- Michele Interlaken / Ovid The Hayward House Bed Breakfast

[cayugabirds-l] FOY barn swallow

2012-04-17 Thread Michele Mannella
We had a FOY barn swallow a couple of days ago. Just one. Michele Interlaken / Ovid The Hayward House Bed Breakfast www.thehaywardhouse.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] bittern

2012-04-16 Thread Michele Mannella
Has anyone seen the bittern at the lab of o today? ~~ Michele Mannella, Graduate Programs Coordinator Department of English Cornell University | 250 Goldwin Smith Hall | Ithaca, NY 14853 Office hours: Mon/Tue 8:00 -4:30 | Thu/Fri 8

[cayugabirds-l] cowbird parasitization question

2012-04-13 Thread Michele Mannella
A few days ago I noticed a male brown-headed cowbird sitting on the wire fairly close to an active house-finch nest. The finches were not making a fuss in his presence. The next day, 2 eggs were smashed on the porch. The finches are still hanging around the nest, however, and being busy and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spring Peeper calling!

2012-03-08 Thread Michele Mannella
We had one peeper this morning calling from a creek next to a dairy farm. Michele Interlaken / Ovid www.thehaywardhouse.com ~~ On 3/3/12 5:07 PM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] FOY killdeer and others..

2012-02-23 Thread Michele Mannella
We had our FOY KILLDEER yesterday, and early this morning we heard a lone HORNED LARK singing. The bluebirds were chiming in as well. They seem to have chosen their nest box across the road while the house sparrows are guarding the box in the corner of our yard. Around 5:00 p.m. last night I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese movement

2012-02-21 Thread Michele Mannella
For the past two nights, huge flocks of snow geese have been gathering in fields on Tunison and Bassett at 96A in Ovid, and also on Hall Road at Munson. I don't recall seeing this many still around at this time of year. Michele Interlaken / Ovid www.thehaywardhouse.com From: Alicia Plotkin

Re: [cayugabirds-l] NYCC Snowy Owl

2012-02-02 Thread Michele Mannella
In 2009, the Ovid snowy and the airport snowy in Senecan Falls stayed in the same places for several months. Perhaps this warm winter is forcing these visitors to be even more nomadic? ~~ -- Michele Interlaken / Ovid The Hayward House Bed

[cayugabirds-l] Ovid snowy-no; short-eared-yes

2012-01-26 Thread Michele Mannella
Last evening around 4:30 we looked for the Ovid snowy owl once again, with no luck. We did see 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS on Wycoff/Rock River flying over the fields, with fairly close viewing. Just before it was too dark to see anything, a male NORTHERN HARRIER appeared from the west, flying towards

[cayugabirds-l] shrike, snow geese, heron

2011-12-22 Thread Michele Mannella
Despite the rain yesterday, I travelled to Van Dyne Spoor Rd to see the NORTHERN SHRIKE. It was there at the east end and easily spotted as a grey blob at the top of a shrub—I love when that happens. I watched in the rain for about 1/2 hour, and this bird kept moving from shrub to tree and back

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe lake this morning

2011-11-10 Thread Michele Mannella
anyone else seen it? Also, a BLACK-BACKED GULL is back on the water. I hope you are doing well! Michele ~~ Michele Mannella, Graduate Programs Coordinator Department of English Cornell University | 250 Goldwin Smith Hall | Ithaca, NY 14853

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday birds at FLSM

2011-05-03 Thread Michele Mannella
) eastern phoebe – 1 goldfinches – 3 males (very yellow) chickadees – too many to count Only the chickadees, Phoebe and the Goldfinchers were there on Saturday. Cheers, --Michele ~~ Michele Mannella, Graduate Programs Coordinator Department

[cayugabirds-l] Barn swallow

2010-04-11 Thread Michele Mannella
One barn swallow That's about a week earlier than usual For our house Sent from Michele's iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owls/harrier

2010-02-25 Thread Michele Mannella
Interlaken/Ovid -- + Michele Mannella Graduate Programs Coordinator (GFA) Department of English Ph: 5-7989 Fax: 5-6661 Office hours: M-F, 9:00 - 4:30 Department Grad Forms and Student Resource Page http://www.arts.cornell.edu/english/graduate