[nysbirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper (yes) - Montezuma NWR

2012-07-25 Thread Tom Johnson
The Curlew Sandpiper is still present at the location posted last night. Scope views from East Rd. Good luck, Tom -- Tom Johnson Ithaca, New York t...@cornell.edu -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES http

[nysbirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper - Seneca Co.

2012-07-24 Thread Tom Johnson
NYbirders, Right now, Chris Wood and I are watching an adult male Curlew Sandpiper at Knox-Marcellus Marsh at Montezuma NWR in Seneca County. A Wilson's Phalarope, 2 Sandhill Cranes, and lots of other cool things are here too. We are viewing from East Rd. Good luck, Tom -- Tom Johnson Ithaca

Re:[nysbirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper - Seneca Co.

2012-07-24 Thread Tom Johnson
, Jul 24, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edu wrote: NYbirders, Right now, Chris Wood and I are watching an adult male Curlew Sandpiper at Knox-Marcellus Marsh at Montezuma NWR in Seneca County. A Wilson's Phalarope, 2 Sandhill Cranes, and lots of other cool things are here too. We

[cayugabirds-l] Western Willet - Myers Point, Lansing 7/19

2012-07-19 Thread Tom Johnson
and the continuing Red-breasted Merganser were on the spit as well. Good birding, Tom -- Tom Johnson Ithaca, New York t...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe - Cayuga Co.

2012-02-08 Thread Tom Johnson
Hi, Jay McGowan and I are looking at a Western Grebe at Twin Oaks Campground on the east side of Cayuga Lake north of Union Springs. The bird is with a big Aythya raft. Cheers, Tom -- Tom Johnson Hummelstown, PA t...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Thayer's Gull - Stevenson Rd. compost piles (Dryden)

2011-12-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Chris Wood reports a juvenile Thayer's Gull at the compost piles on Stevenson Rd., Dryden. Good birding, Tom -- Tom Johnson Hummelstown, PA t...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point, Lansing - 5 August

2010-08-05 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I stopped by Myers Point on Cayuga Lake in Lansing early this morning. A Pectoral Sandpiper and a Lesser Yellowlegs were feeding in the puddles on the lawn and a Greater Yellowlegs flew by. It would be interesting to know if anything stopped in with the passage of the front. Good

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma godwit report from Saturday

2010-08-03 Thread Tom Johnson
This is cross-posted from Oneidabirds. Paul Hurtado, Nancy Chen, and I did not see the bird on Sunday around midday. Subject: Hudsonian godwit From: ccspagnoli ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:46:11 - Today from Towpath Road near Montezuma I saw a bird that looked very

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point migrants 7/23

2010-07-23 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I poked around Myers Point for a while this morning before I became thoroughly soaked, and ended up seeing a few birds despite (or perhaps due in part to) the rain. Clear migrants included 3 Least Sandpipers running nervously around on the spit and my first Cliff Swallow here since

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 16 July - Prothonotary Warbler, YH Blackbird, +++ shorebirds

2010-07-16 Thread Tom Johnson
All, Chris Wood, Jessie Barry, Matt Medler, and I birded around the Montezuma area (Seneca/ Wayne Co.) this evening (Friday 16 July). We had some excellent birds thanks to some nice picks by Chris. The continuing adult Tundra Swan was standing on a log next to the observation tower at Tschache

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 16 July - Prothonotary Warbler, YH Blackbird, +++ shorebirds

2010-07-16 Thread Tom Johnson
I left out 39 Short-billed Dowitchers from the shorebird tally at East Rd. MNWR. All but one appeared to be prairie birds. Good birding, Tom On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 11:52 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edu wrote: All, Chris Wood, Jessie Barry, Matt Medler, and I birded around the Montezuma area

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swan and Upland Sandpipers- Seneca Co.

2010-07-03 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Punctuated by a break to watch the heartbreaking World Cup quarterfinal match, Chris Wiley, Tim Lenz, Jay McGowan, and I birded around Seneca Falls and Montezuma this morning. The clear highlight was an adult Tundra Swan loafing close to the tower at Tschache Pool, Montezuma NWR.

[cayugabirds-l] Aerial insectivore concentration/ Laughing Gull - south end Cayuga Lake

2010-06-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, A very large flock of swallows and swifts was feeding over Cayuga Lake out from Stewart and East Shore Parks in Ithaca this morning just before 11 AM in the heavy rain. Though all local species were represented (2 Cliff Swallow, 1 Purple Martin included), particularly interesting

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit present Sunday AM - Montezuma NWR

2010-06-06 Thread Tom Johnson
For a morning update - the godwit is still present at the Montezuma NWR visitor center as of 7:24, reported by Gary Kohlenberg. Last night a Wilson's Phalarope dropped in next to the godwit briefly before both birds took off. It sounds like at least the godwit came back; perhaps the phalarope is

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point, Lansing- 6 May 2010

2010-06-06 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I saw a few interesting birds at Myers Point in Lansing this morning. A few shorebirds included Semipalmated Plover (2) and a flyby Dunlin. The one that got away was a medium Sterna tern that *might* have been an adult Arctic Tern that I watched pass from south to north along the

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler report from Montezuma NWR on 31 May

2010-06-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I'm forwarding a note from the NY state listserv that notes a Prothonotary Warbler at the tower at Montezuma NWR. Hopefully someone can take a look/ listen. Cheers, Tom Subject: Syracuse - Montezuma Wildlife Refuge 5/30 From: David Mouzon david AT mouzon.us Date: Mon, 31 May 2010

[cayugabirds-l] road-killed Prothonotary Warbler - Ithaca

2010-05-31 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Sadly, I found a male Prothonotary Warbler on Forest Home Dr. in Ithaca yesterday evening right along Fall Creek. Other than not being alive, the bird is in good shape and will be preserved as a specimen at the CU Museum of Vertebrates. I'm not sure when the last one was seen in

[cayugabirds-l] BB Whistling-Ducks - Oneida Lake

2010-05-31 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I'd recommend looking on OneidaBirds listserv for further updates, but the Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks flew off to the west from the previously reported site on Oneida Lake before dusk tonight. Jay McGowan and I viewed them earlier this evening. Photos are here:

[cayugabirds-l] White-rumped Sandpiper - Myers Point (Tompkins Co.)

2010-05-26 Thread Tom Johnson
A lovely WR Sandpiper dropped in to the spit at Myers Point at 545 AM with two Least Sandpipers. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point, Tompkins Co. (shorebirds, nesting Purple Martins)

2010-05-26 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I got to Myers Point in Lansing early this morning and stayed from 5:30-7:30 AM. Highlights among 58 species were single passing Black-bellied Plover and White-rumped Sandpiper (this bird flew in and stayed for half an hour with a few Least Sandpipers before heading out to the

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins/ Cayuga/ Seneca/ Wayne Co. - 23 May

2010-05-24 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Chris Wiley and I birded all day today, starting in Lansing and heading to Summerhill SF near Groton, the Montezuma marshes, and eventually West Danby. Here are some brief highlights: Acadian Flycatcher - 1 at traditional Ford Hill Rd., Lansingville site carrying nest material

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vulture - Dryden

2010-05-21 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Around 10 am today I saw one Black Vulture heading north slowly over the towers on Mount Pleasant (Town of Dryden) while I was checking Tree Swallow boxes. No idea if we have one bird hanging around or if multiple individuals are involved, but I suspect the latter. Cheers, Tom --

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egret - Union Springs

2010-05-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Gary Kohlenberg just sent out an RBA text - Snowy Egret at the Union Springs millpond. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Co. and Montezuma NWR - 5/8

2010-05-08 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Dr. Winkler's Cornell ornithology class took an end-of-the-semester field trip to Montezuma NWR today. We stopped at Myers Point around 7:30 and saw hundreds of swallows (all sp. except Purple Martin - primarily Bank and Barn Swallows) and a few terns - a migrant flock heading

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Co. migrants - May 1

2010-05-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I birded around Tompkins County all morning and enjoyed the first real blast of neotropical passerine migrants, though lots of short-distance migrants were involved as well. Notable arrivals that I didn't see mentioned elsewhere on the listserv include Yellow-throated Vireo (Bruce

[cayugabirds-l] Whip-poor-will (and major night flight) - Tompkins Co.

2010-04-30 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I found a singing Whip-poor-will this evening on West Jersey Hill Rd., Danby (within sallying distance of the Ithaca town line). I arrived just before 8:30 and I heard the bird sing from 8:34-8:39. After I left, Jay McGowan tried for the bird and dipped. I heard him singing to

[cayugabirds-l] Cliff Swallow, Yellow Palm Warbler - Tompkins Co.

2010-04-25 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirds, Jay McGowan and I checked a few spots around the south end of Cayuga Lake and south Ithaca this morning with the following minor highlights: -Cliff Swallow - 1 perched with other swallows on the green structure in the lake just south of Myers Point Lighthouse, Lansing -Yellow Palm

[cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe photos?

2010-04-19 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Are there any further reports or any photos online of the Eared Grebe reported from Van Dyne Spoor Rd. in Savannah this weekend? Thanks, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Scoters - Tompkins Co.

2010-04-18 Thread Tom Johnson
Hi, So far this morning, I've seen a pair of Surf Scoters at East Shore Park, Ithaca, and a male White-winged Scoter at Dryden Lake, Dryden (here now). More later... check those lakes! Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] intergrade Eurasian x American Green-winged Teal - Seneca Co.

2010-04-17 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, On 14 April, Tim Lenz and Marshall Iliff saw and photographed a male Green-winged Teal showing a mix of American Green-winged Teal (Anas [crecca] carolinensis) and Common Teal (Anas [crecca] crecca) characters at LaRue's Lagoon, Montezuma NWR auto loop. These include a white stripe

[cayugabirds-l] Bank Swallow - Lansing

2010-04-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, In addition to Jay's Bank Swallow report from up north, I saw one at the Cornell ponds north of the Ithaca airport in Lansing today. It is interesting that a few showed up in different places in the Basin today, as we are still ~2 weeks before the average arrival date. Cheers, Tomo

Re:[cayugabirds-l] courting Merlins - Sapsucker Woods (and Cayuga Heights), Ithaca

2010-04-04 Thread Tom Johnson
was in a Norway spruce. Cheers, Tom On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edu wrote: Cayugabirders, I saw a pair of Merlins taking amorous dives at each other on the Dryden side of Sapsucker Woods this afternoon.  The male and female were chattering excitedly just like

[cayugabirds-l] courting Merlins - Sapsucker Woods (and Cayuga Heights), Ithaca

2010-04-03 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I saw a pair of Merlins taking amorous dives at each other on the Dryden side of Sapsucker Woods this afternoon. The male and female were chattering excitedly just like the pair that has been reclaiming its previous territory near my house on the edge of Cayuga Heights on

[cayugabirds-l] early Chipping Sparrow - Sapsucker Woods

2010-03-17 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I forgot to post about an early Chipping Sparrow that was hanging around the front feeders and parking lot yesterday at the Lab of O, Sapsucker Woods. Mary Winston mentioned it to me in the afternoon, and I heard and saw it around 6:30 pm. Notably, this is around 2 weeks early for

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Pintail x Mallard hybrid - Savannah (12 March 2010)

2010-03-12 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Jay McGowan, Shawn Billerman, and I looked for the big flocks of Snow Geese in the Montezuma/ Savannah area this morning without success (similar to Steve's report). We did see a massive flock of ~13,000 Northern Pintail (conservative estimate not counting many birds in the tall

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, 11 March

2010-03-11 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I visited Stewart Park this afternoon between 3 and 4:30 and also had a nice variety of species. While many of my counts are similar to those Chris et al. made earlier, I did note a few big differences in the afternoon. These were a big flock of 74 Hooded Mergansers near the Fall

[cayugabirds-l] Glaucous Gull - Dryden

2010-03-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, A new Glaucous Gull (1st cycle) was at the Stevenson Rd. compost piles in Dryden today. Aside from a few hundred Redhead in the southeast corner of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca and 2 Snow Geese at Myers Point in Lansing, things were pretty quiet. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson

[cayugabirds-l] Greater White-fronted Goose - Lansing

2010-02-21 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, The Greater White-fronted Goose continued this morning at Myers Point in Lansing. It was initially quite close inside the lighthouse marina but moved over to Ladoga Point eventually. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 --

[cayugabirds-l] very dark Merlin - Aurora

2009-11-03 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayuga birders, This is a bit of a late post, but Tim Lenz and I watched and photographed a very cool Merlin yesterday morning just south of the Lake Ridge Rd./ Lake Rd. intersection south of Aurora perched on roadside utility poles and in flight. I think that this is the darkest Merlin I've ever

[cayugabirds-l] probable Cave Swallows - Ithaca

2009-10-31 Thread Tom Johnson
2004 - Stewart Park, Ithaca - Roger Sleeper ( http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/cave_swallow.htm) 1 on 6 Nov 2007 - Stewart Park, Ithaca - Chris Wood, Tim Lenz, Mike Harvey, Tom Johnson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42595...@n00/1894789595/) 3 on 8 Nov 2007 - Sheldrake Point - Gary Kohlenberg (1 bird

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Nelson's Sparrows - Wayne Co.

2009-10-08 Thread Tom Johnson
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Golden-winged Warbler - Sapsucker Woods

2009-09-09 Thread Tom Johnson
All,Glenn Seeholzer found an adult male Golden-winged Warbler at Sapsucker Woods, Ithaca this evening around 5 pm. The bird was refound and seen about 20 minutes ago on the Wilson Trail North by the bridge. It was feeding inconspicuously within 10 feet of the ground but generally associating

Red-necked Phalaropes, etc - Ithaca

2009-08-31 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayuga-birders, As of 10 minutes ago, two juvenile Red-necked Phalaropes continued at Stewart Park. They are not in basic (winter gray) plumage, being dark-backed with pale streaks on the back/ scapulars (juvenal feathers). Both juvenile birds that I saw today (1 of the original 4 was a molting