Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Brant

2022-05-19 Thread Tom Schulenberg
the raft on the water seems to have departed, but another large flock flew > north past the spit around 9 am > > A flock of 36 Brant is currently sitting out on the lake off Myers Point. >> A group of Least Sandpipers and Dunlin have also flown by going north. No >> shorebirds are on the spit

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red headed woodpecker

2022-05-12 Thread Tom Schulenberg
> Yesterday while volunteering with 5th graders at the Lab of O, I saw > a bluejay-like bird but with all-white secondaries against an otherwise > dark wing. I didn't have binoculars on me and was soon distracted by other > stuff. But on further reflection, Red-headed Woodpecker is the > only bird

Re: [cayugabirds-l] eBird Question

2021-08-01 Thread Tom Schulenberg
another way to see these observations is to go to the Explore page on eBird, then select Alerts, and look for eBird alerts for the relevant region - the ABA area, state of Wisconsin, or whatever. this shows all recent reports of eBird of rare species, regardless of whether the records have been

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler still at Stewart Park? - maybe!

2021-06-09 Thread Tom Schulenberg
this afternoon I kayaked around the south end of the lake, from Stewart Park over to Hog Hole. shortly after putting in at Stewart Park, directly across from the Cascadilla Boat House, I heard what sounded for all the world like a Prothonotary Warbler singing. it wasn't singing much (admittedly,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl near Treman Marina

2021-01-20 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I'm at Hog Hole now, just ran into the fellow who saw the Snowy Owl. his sighting was yesterday; he looked for it today, but didn't see it. still could be around, though! tss My brother, who works at Treman Marina at the southwest corner of Cayuga > Lake in Ithaca, reports a sighting of a Snowy

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico mass mortality

2020-09-23 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I just learned of the mass mortality of migrating birds in New Mexico. I > read a CNN report. Is there any new information on the cause? They’re > talking hundreds of thousands, even millions. > here's one well-researched suggestion:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ebird reporting question re: motion activated photos

2020-05-12 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Maybe someone can clarify or refer me to the right place. I have lived and > birded in the Cayugabirds region for 30+ years and use ebird > > questions regarding eBird should be directed to good birding, tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of

Re:[cayugabirds-l] history of the Ithaca Christmas Bird Count

2019-01-08 Thread Tom Schulenberg
;In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." > -- George Orwell > > “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” -- Mark Twain > *********** > -- > *From:* Randolph Scott Little > *Sent:* Friday, January 4, 2019 9

Re:[cayugabirds-l] history of the Ithaca Christmas Bird Count

2019-01-04 Thread Tom Schulenberg
> Yes 1963 was the earliest (or at least the earliest that was recorded). > All the data from all years can be seen here: > > > There were 61 species observed in 1963. Of those, two have not shown up > on the count since:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 9/7

2018-09-07 Thread Tom Schulenberg
> Excellent warbler numbers and diversity by Sherwood Platform in Sapsucker > Woods on Friday (9:30 am). Cape May (2+), Wilson's, N. Parula, > Blackburnian, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, several > Chestnut-sided, Nashville, et al. I haven't even checked the north side of > the pond

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stilt updates ?

2016-06-20 Thread Tom Schulenberg
> Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt would be appreciated. still there this morning, per rba text from Nathan Golberg tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Virginia Rail still here

2016-05-09 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Just heard singing from the marsh at the northeast corner of the Lab. tsd -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin in ne Ithaca

2015-04-14 Thread Tom Schulenberg
1 basic plumaged dunlin and 13+ snipe in Hanshaw Road field - along wet furrow with taller cirn stubbke in front of house 1469. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck continues at Ithaca Yacht Club

2015-03-06 Thread Tom Schulenberg
also Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Horned Grebes, 2 Red-throated Loons, etc. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] more waterfowl

2015-01-17 Thread Tom Schulenberg
There also are very impressive numbers of Redhead quite close to shore at East Shore Park, although with not too much else mixed in with them, and 62 (or so) Tundra Swans at Ladoga. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] one Cackling Goose in with the many Canadas on the pond at Sapsucker Woods

2015-01-05 Thread Tom Schulenberg
as of a few minutes ago, anyway tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850 voice: 607.254.1113 email:,

[cayugabirds-l] Ocwa still present

2015-01-04 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I just relocated Paul Anderson's orange- crowned warbler, but north of where he first found it. Along the tracks heading south from Cherry Street, but * north * of the bridge at the small dam, and next to a large (the largest?) camp in the Jungle. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owl on Bluegrass Lane (northeast Ithaca)

2014-10-29 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Marshall Iliff, Ken Rosenberg, and I had a Short-eared Owl again this evening over the field of tall switchgrass on Bluegrass Lane. This is the first report from Bluegrass (that I know of) since Ken had a SEOW here last Friday, but I don't know how many times it's been looked for since then.

[cayugabirds-l] * possible * connecticut warbler off Bluegrass lane, ne ithaca

2014-08-24 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Emphasis on possible, since I couldn't get much of a look. Seemed to have good white eyering and long undertail coverts. It was at the the edge of the woods at the south end of the straight stretch on bluegrass - from the south end of the red barn, walk west 100+ yards. Bird was just past the

[cayugabirds-l] RHWO at sapsucker woods

2014-07-22 Thread Tom Schulenberg
There was an adult red-headed woodpecker in the tall snag at Sapsucker Woods a few minutes ago. Lost sight of it as it flew west across pond. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] singing mourning warbler in northeast Ithaca this morning

2014-06-24 Thread Tom Schulenberg
A little out of place on this date, at the Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road) tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Myers

2014-06-09 Thread Tom Schulenberg
No white-rumped sandpiper at the moment, but 2 common terns went by, heading south. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo on South Hill Recreation Way

2014-05-04 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Found by Dan Lane. Singing ca 1/2 mile from Burn Road, by bench on north side of trail. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Prairie Warbler

2014-05-03 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Hi all, Scott Haber and I took a steel through Sapsucker Woods this morning and found a few new arrivals, including a BALTIMORE ORIOLE and a PRAIRIE WARBLER singing from the powerline cut as we left. There may have been two Prairies, as I was with a group that had a singing Prairie at the

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle in ne Ithaca

2014-04-12 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Watch the skies - an adult golden eagle just sailed high over Hanshaw Road, heading north (seemed in a hurry). tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane Vesper Sparrow

2014-04-06 Thread Tom Schulenberg
It's actually the Southeast corner, closest to the bee lab and the community gardens. Still at edge of woods, singing occasionally. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] late Nelson's Sparrow

2013-11-09 Thread Tom Schulenberg
At the northwest corner of the pond by Liddell Lab, off Freese Road. Given the date and location, I was hoping for a different species. But it's always nice to see a Nelson's too. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Vesoer Sparrows, ne Ithaca

2013-11-02 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I flushed a surprising 4 Vespers today from the field eest of Bluegrass Lane, northeast Ithaca. They were in the northwest quadrant of the cut field of switchgrass, near the corn - into which they disappeared when flushed. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] thoughts on the Blue Grosbeak, and on patch birding

2013-10-15 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I was a little excited to stumble into the Blue Grosbeak on Bluegrass Lane last Saturday, and I'm definitely thrilled that it stuck around long enough of many other birders to see it as well. Bluegrass Lane can be a birdy place, but at the same time it's nothing special - it's not an obvious

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayugarba BLUE GROSBEAK bluegrass lane in corn eas...

2013-10-12 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This bird has not been relocated (mob on scene), but should still be in area. Brown Blue Grosbeak (female or juv) at sw corner of corn field on east side of road at 13:00. Bird called, was pished up (continued calling), sat in corn for ca 1 minute, dropped into corn and not seen since. Must still

[cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler in northeast Ithaca

2013-08-24 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had a nice hit of warblers at home this morning (Hanshaw Road in northeast Ithacaa), including a Tennessee (one of at least three found in the area this morning, per eBird alerts), and a spectacular male Golden-winged Warbler. Seems as if this would be a good day to carefully check your local

[cayugabirds-l] definitely an Olive-sided Flycatcher, Podell Boardwalk, Sapsucker Woods

2013-08-22 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Brad Walker and I relocated the Olive-sided Flycatcher from the south end of the Podell Boardwalk at 9:15. We watched it make a few sallies, then lost it when it headed east (towards Sapsucker Woods Road). It's probably still in the area - Brad and Jay McGowan are trying now to re-relocate it.

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo, Orchard Oriole on Freese Road (northeast Ithaca) (technically Dryden)

2013-06-01 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning Rufus and I had 1 Black-billed Cuckoo (possibly 2?) in the small stand of trees and shrubs on the east side of the road, just south of Dyce Lab (201 Freese Road). Mostly silent, but sang quietly a few times. 1 second summer male Orchard Oriole, singing regularly in the small open

[cayugabirds-l] late flock of Snow Buntings in northeast Ithaca

2013-03-23 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning I had a surprisingly large number (for late March) of Snow Buntings: a flock of ca 28, feeding with ca 55 Horned Larks in fields west of Bluegrass Lane. These birds were in the bare field west of the grass stubble. Some of these birds still retain much buff in the plumage, but others

[cayugabirds-l] no waterfowl on waterfowl count; other birds of interest

2013-01-20 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Yesterday Ken Rosenberg and I covered the northeast of the lake for the annual waterfowl - from Aurora Bay up to the north end of the lake. This year there were no waterfowl to count, or, at least, there were no large rafts of Aythya ducks anywhere in our area: we had fewer than 200 Redhead in

[cayugabirds-l] Greater Common Redpoll at Lab feeders

2013-01-18 Thread Tom Schulenberg
As Brad mentioned earlier, there is a large (and typically skittish) flock of redpolls at the feeders at the Lab of Ornithology. Matt Young picked out at least one (a female), and possible a second (a male), Greater Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea rostrata) from this group. Worth keeping an eye

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday birding, Stewart to Myers

2013-01-06 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Jacob Drucker and I checked areas along the southeast corner of the lake today, from Stewart Park up to Myers, in late morning and early afternoon. Viewing conditions were great (little to wind, no waves), but Aythya were amazingly scarce, and we saw no scaup at all. Among the birds of interest

[cayugabirds-l] winter finches in northeast Ithaca

2012-11-07 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning I had a pair of flyover White-winged Crossbills on Hanshaw Road, near the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road. There also was a female Evening Grosbeak calling frequently and moving around in treetops at the Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road) in Sapsucker Woods; it hung around for several

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak in northeast Ithaca

2012-10-27 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning I watched a male Evening Grosbeak feeding in a tree in the wooded gully just west of Liddell Lab, along Freese Road. There were robins, cardinals, and a flock of waxwings in the tree as well, but I easily could have walked past the grosbeak (especially with the fog!) had it not called

[cayugabirds-l] northeast Ithaca notes

2012-10-09 Thread Tom Schulenberg
It was birdy out there this morning, by October standards. Lots of Ruby-crowned Kinglets and White-throated Sparrows, smaller numbers of Blue-headed Vireos and Golden-crowned Kinglets, one Winter Wren. I also had a small influx of warblers this morning, with a NORTHERN PARULA at the Frog Barn (91

[cayugabirds-l] migrants in northeast Ithaca

2012-10-04 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Birds of note this morning include a late Least Flycatcher in the hawthorns in front of the entrance to the Lab of Ornithology continuing Marsh Wren at the Lab, today very cooperative in the marsh between the delivery dock and caterer's entrance two Cape May Warblers in spruces on Sapsucker

[cayugabirds-l] Marsh Wren (2), Orange-crowned Warbler in northeast Ithaca

2012-09-29 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had a productive walk this morning through some local spots in northeast Ithaca. Highlights were two cooperative MARSH WRENS in the cattails and other vegetation at the marshy northeast corner of the small pond just north of Liddell Lab (118 Freese Road). There also was an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants (06 Sep)

2012-09-06 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had a little flock this morning along Sapsucker Woods Road near the Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road) with Warbling, Philadelphia, and Red-eyed vireos, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and a few warblers (Magnolia, Blackpoll, Black-throated Green). There was a (the?) Prairie Warbler along the north

[cayugabirds-l] Red Crossbill in northeast Ithaca

2012-09-05 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I heard (but didn't see) a Red Crossbill flying over lower Sapsucker Woods Road this morning. There also was a single Caspian Tern flying north directly up Sapsucker Woods Road, then veering off to the west on the upper part of the road, at around 08:35. Was anyone watching from the Lab - did

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warbler, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher on Sapsucker Woods Road

2012-08-29 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Not in the same league as yesterday's warbler of the day*, but this morning I had 2 Cape May Warblers at the Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road) - foraging at mid heights in the open bit of woods between the barn and Sapsucker Woods Road. Farther south, on lower Sapsucker Woods Road, was a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tuesday migrants

2012-05-01 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Sapsucker Woods - lots of GRAY CATBIRDS, LEAST FLYCATCHER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, PALM WARBLER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, flyover SOLITARY SANDPIPER Additional species at Sapsucker Woods include Wood Thrush (singing, east side of road), Hermit Thrush (2+, east side of

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike on Freese Road, northeast Ithaca

2012-03-17 Thread Tom Schulenberg
A little over an hour ago I had a Northern Shrike along Freese Road. The bird was moving east, stopping in the crown of each of the two lonely trees in the field across from Dyce Lab before continuing on. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpoll at Sapsucker Woods

2012-01-25 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had a single Common Redpoll this morning when I arrived at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology a little after 9:00. The redpoll was calling frequently, over the bird-feeding garden by the Lab observatory, and perching in the hawthorns along the short boardwalk behind the bird-feeding garden. Wes

[cayugabirds-l] Cackling Goose in northeast Ithaca

2011-12-31 Thread Tom Schulenberg
It's not in the same league as a Ross's Goose, but at 14:00 this afternoon there was at least one Cackling Goose with the large flock (ca 400 individuals) of Canada Geese in the field along Hanshaw Road, near the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road. I hope that someone finds it tomorrow, between there

[cayugabirds-l] northeast notes: LISP in Sapsucker Woods

2011-10-28 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning's bird of note was a Lincoln's Sparrow in the open, brushy swale on the west side of Sapsucker Woods Road, just south of the trail heads. It's getting late for Lincoln's Sparrows in our area. Good birding, tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of

[cayugabirds-l] northeast notes

2011-10-19 Thread Tom Schulenberg
A few observations this morning from northeast Ithaca and adjacent areas: Pectoral Sandpiper: 2 in the usual field along Hanshaw Road, just west of the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road. These are the first I have seen here since Sunday (16 October), when there were four present (before a dog walker

[cayugabirds-l] Pectoral Sandpiper in Hanshaw Road fields

2011-10-02 Thread Tom Schulenberg
The field along Hanshaw Road, near the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road, can be productive for shorebirds when wet (as it is now!). I just had four Pectoral Sandpipers in this field, in the shallow grassy pan that has been full of Killdeer for the past couple of weeks. Yesterday, there were 3

[cayugabirds-l] Dickcissel in Freese Road community gardens

2011-09-24 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Just reported by Nate Senner. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850 voice: 607.254.1113 email:,

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull on Hanshaw Road, northeast Ithaca

2011-09-08 Thread Tom Schulenberg
The Franklin's Gull now is with Ring-billed (mostly) and Herring gulls in the flooded field along Hanshaw Road, between Warren and Freese roads (but closer to Freese). tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods- Blackpoll

2011-05-12 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Sapsucker Woods was pretty still this morning, way less action than the past couple days. Highlights were a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and the first GREEN HERON I've seen at the pond. Other warblers had were BLACK-THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW-RUMPED, YELLOWTHROAT, REDSTART, YELLOW, OVEN, N WATER.

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler on Mohawk Road (Lansing)

2011-05-08 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Ken Rosenberg just called to report a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER on Mohawk Road in Lansing, just north of the airport. The site is at the north end of Mohawk, just before the road bends east (and becomes Neimi). The woods on the west side of north Mohawk are flooded - the Yellow-throated (and a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 4/26

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had some but by no means all of the species in Sapsucker Woods reported by Mark. Additions were Great Crested Flycatcher - one on the northeast leg of the Severinghaus trail Blue-headed Vireo - 1 singing where Severinghaus and Wilson trails join Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - edge of the

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrow at Lab of Ornithology

2011-01-10 Thread Tom Schulenberg
The Field Sparrow is back at the Lab of Ornithology this morning, foraging on the ground underneath the feeders on the north side of the building. As do all the other sparrows (American Tree, White-throated, Song), it comes and goes, but keep an eye out for it. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg

[cayugabirds-l] King Eider still present at Myers Pt., Friday 3 December

2010-12-03 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I just had a call from Mike Ackley (spelling?), reporting the male King Eider today at the same place as yesterday: south of the marina. Good birding, tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

Re:[cayugabirds-l] King Eider Myers Pt. 1:00pm - also pipits

2010-12-02 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Ken Rosenberg and I also had four American Pipits (late) foraging on the south side of the spit at midday today at Myers. The King Eider was present today 12/2 at 12:45 pm at Myers Point south of the marina, easily visible from the lighthouse. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research

[cayugabirds-l] late House Wren

2010-11-01 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning I had a late HOUSE WREN in the goldenrods and shrubs by the Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road; the wren, silent, as between the barn and SWR). Other birds of note were a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Fox Sparrows at three locations between home (Hanshaw Road) and the Lab. Good

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow at Freese Road, northeast Ithaca

2010-10-17 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Nate Senner just reported a Clay-colored Sparrow off of Freese Road, northeast Ithaca. It was along the west side of the more southern of the corn fields on Freese Road - the corn field by the pond at Liddell Labs. The bird was by itself, and moving south. Good birding, tss -- Thomas S.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gull on Hanshaw Road, Ithaca

2010-10-07 Thread Tom Schulenberg
What plumage/age? There seem to be a lot of this species on Long Island. We always get a few adults and one or two juveniles this time of year. I don't have complete confidence in my abilities to age large gulls, but I think that was a first-cycle bird. Saw it in the field again this

[cayugabirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gull on Hanshaw Road, Ithaca

2010-10-06 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Seen this evening (with Nate Senner), with the 200+ gulls (mostly Ring-billed) and 100s of Canada Geese, along Hanshaw Road between Bluegrass Lane and Sapsucker Woods Road. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2010-09-22 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had a single Pine Siskin at the feeders at the Lab of Ornithology this morning. A single female PINE SISKIN visited out feeders (Snyder Hill area) a few minutes ago. It gave a number of zhree calls and then disappeared. -- tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell