[cayugabirds-l] Merlin on East Hill Way

2021-11-24 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
I saw what appeared to be a juvenile or female merlin late this afternoon around 4:20 p.m. on East Hill Way, hunting in the open woods on the side of the trail, east of the bridge that crosses Pine Tree Road. It perched right next to the trail so I could see it without binoculars, and it

[cayugabirds-l] Northern mockingbird nesting on East Hill Way

2020-07-07 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
Every time I run on East Hill Way, I've been really delighted to hear a northern mockingbird going through its amazing repertoire of songs. I've heard him singing since April, so he must be nesting. He seems to hang out on East Hill Way just as it meets Maple Ave, near the horse pasture.

[cayugabirds-l] Howland Island report

2020-05-23 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
With the helpful guidance of many of you who responded to my query, I was able to bird Howland Island on Thursday, after a stop to see the prothonotary warbler at Armitage Road (a lifer! Yay!). I did not see the same numbers of warblers that had been reported a few days earlier (no Cape Mays,

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary

2020-05-21 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
Hi all, I’m hoping someone can tell me where to locate the prothonotary nest box. I am on Armitage road just past the iron bridge. Thanks in advance for your help! Best, Sandra Sandra Babcock Sent from my I-phone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Howland Island question

2020-05-20 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
I’m contemplating a trip to Howland Island tomorrow, but have never been before and am wondering if anyone has any tips. Are there specific routes that are better for birders? Do you recommend a driving loop or walking? Thanks for any insights you can offer. Best, Sandra Babcock Ithaca --

[cayugabirds-l] Magical evening at Monkey Run

2020-05-13 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
I birdied Monkey Run tonight, May 13, from about 6-7:15 p.m. It was a lovely evening, and the trails were full of birds. The highlights were a veery pair and a flock of warblers, including yellow, yellow-rumped, and a very cooperative black-throated blue (male). Great crested flycatcher,

[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird!

2020-05-03 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
Yesterday afternoon while I was gardening I heard a strange, intermittent squawking. I knew it was a bird I had never heard in my yard, but couldn’t identify it. I walked around under my trees with my binoculars, until I saw what appeared to be a heron perched in my maple tree, which abuts a

[cayugabirds-l] Scopes - and Vortex

2020-04-29 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
Hi everyone, For those of you looking at scopes who also want to throw your purchasing power behind companies whose values align with your own, you might want to do some digging into Vortex, which touts its support of the Second Amendment on its website. I realize this is probably not an

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds checking out my nest box

2018-04-25 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
I was absolutely elated this morning to hear a bluebird singing lustily from the top perch of my feeder station. That's the first bluebird I've ever seen in my yard in the four years I've been living in Ellis Hollow. And as I watched, it flew off to investigate out one of my bluebird houses.

RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: June 08, 2017

2017-06-08 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
Hi Nari, I live off of Ellis Hollow Road (on Hartwood) and I have a pair of pileateds (and occasionally their offspring) that eat at our suet feeders several times a day, starting in May. They tend to disappear in late August and then we don't see them for the entire winter. I've always