Re:[cayugabirds-l] Albino Purple Finch Correction

2015-05-01 Thread bilbaker
In my initial post the term leucistic would have been a more accurate
description of the bird...

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[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl

2015-05-01 Thread bilbaker
I left the bedroom window open last night for the first time this year and
was rewarded by waking up at 4:30am to Barred Owl calling.  We heard them
last year as well from roughly the same place/direction.

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[cayugabirds-l] RB Grosbeaks, Siskins, David Kiehm demo

2015-04-30 Thread bilbaker
I guess this is the day for returning R-b Grosbeaks as they showed up at
our house in Caroline Center this morning as well as everywhere else it
seems. We are often a few days behind other locales when it comes to
returning migrants so it seems like they showed up en mass last night/this
morning.  We also still have at least 4 Pine Siskins still around. 

On another note...for those who might be interested, wildlife artist David
Kiehm (who has shown at the Lab of Ornithology in the past) will have a
selection of his work, and will be doing a painting demonstration this
Friday (May 1) at Handwork from 5-8 PM. Handwork is located on the corner
of State and Cayuga Streets in Ithaca.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] sisk-invasion

2015-04-21 Thread bilbaker
There were 2 Siskins here in Caroline Center today mixed in with the
Goldfinches, Purple Finches and House Finches.  Also heard the first Towhee
singing here yesterday afternoon

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[cayugabirds-l] Forster's Tern

2015-04-12 Thread bilbaker
I led one of the 2 SFO day trips to Montezuma today. We saw a nice variety
of birds throughout the day, but the best sighting we had was a Forster's
Tern at Mud Lock around noon.  Everyone got good views of it both sitting
and flying as initially it was sitting on a piece of wood less than than 30
ft from the road. 

A complete report of our other sightings will follow.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Jetty Woods theis AM Tree Swallows

2015-04-06 Thread bilbaker
The SFO group I was leading yesterday saw 8 Tree Swallows fly over the
light house jetty as we were walking out to the light house.

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[cayugabirds-l] Red-winged Blackbirds

2015-03-14 Thread bilbaker
With the rain this morning the FOS Red-winged Blackbirds showed up at our
feeders in Caroline Center.  A flock of
6.

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[cayugabirds-l] Downtown Raven

2015-02-26 Thread bilbaker
While sitting at the light at the corner of State and Fulton Streets I saw
a Raven flying not much higher that the nearby buildings east towards the
center of downtown.  I see Ravens in many places at this point,  but this
is the first time I've seen one right in downtown Ithaca.

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[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club trip 2/22

2015-02-23 Thread bilbaker
I was joined by three people for the Cayuga Bird Club Trip on
Sunday 2/22. This was a half day trip in which we made a number of stops
going as far north up the lake as Aurora.  It was a gray chilly day,  but
much warmer than it has been,  and the sun made a brief appearance at the
end of the trip.
Initially at the lab we had a Red-tailed Hawk, a fly over Pileated
Woodpecker, Am. Goldfinches, Black-capped Chickadees, a bright male
Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker and Blue Jays.
Driving along Drake Rd. the only new birds were Mourning Doves, Juncos,
our only White-throated Sparrow of the day, and Tree Sparrows.  Our next
stop was down to Portland Point.  There we found Am. Coot,  Tundra Swan,
Common and Red-breasted Mergansers, Redheads, a few Canvasback, Black
ducks, Common Goldeneye, Herring, and Great Black-backed gulls, Ring-necked
Duck and Scaup sp.
Ladoga,  the private marina, and Myer's Point added a few new birds, 
Hooded Merganser,  Carolina Wren, Mallards, two Bald Eagles and a Belted
Kingfisher and two Gadwall at the marina. 
On the way up to Long point we found a Ring-necked Pheasant along
Lake Ridge Rd, which gave up great close up views. Checking Center Rd and
Ledyard Rd we had our first Horned Larks on Center Rd. and Ledyard Rd added
Snow Buntings to the list.  on Lake Rd heading down to Long Point we saw a
Mockingbird flying across the road.
At Long Point SP we saw our first White-winged Scoters and the only 
Common
Loon of the day.  WE made a stop along the road from Long Point back up to
Rt. 90 and played a mobbing tape hoping for Golden-crowned Kinglets,  but
the only new bird we found was Tufted Titmouse.  Our final stop was at the
boat house in Aurora,  and there we added Horned Grebe to our list.  The
sun started to peak out from the clouds on our way back to the lab and was
out by the time we got back.  
All in all a good morning of birding.  

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[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club trip Sun. 2/22

2015-02-20 Thread bilbaker
I will be leading a half day local field trip for the Cayuga Bird Club on
Sunday 2/22.  This trip will meet at the Lab of Ornithology at 8 am and
return around noon. While there is a possibility for snow on Sunday the
temperatures will be relatively balmy with a high of 30 projected. Specific
locations visited will be decided on Sunday morning,  with the possibility
of going as far north as Aurora.  I can be contacted at
bilba...@lightlink.com or 539-3203 for any questions.

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[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl

2014-09-29 Thread bilbaker
I stepped outside tonight at about 10 PM and immediately heard a Barred Owl
calling from the NW.  Earlier this year we heard them from th E to SE.
Makes me wonder if this is part of the same family group or a new individual...

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[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2014-05-12 Thread bilbaker
Our Indigo Bunting population jumped to 4 yesterday,  with all of them,  3
males and a single female all at the feeders at one time late yesterday
afternoon. Along with the Purple Finches, R-b Grosbeaks and Goldfinches it
was quite the show!  Our first Orioles showed up yesterday as well

We have continued to hear Barred Owls from just across Old 76 Rd each night
since
5/8.

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[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds-Indigo Bunting, Barred Owl and others

2014-05-09 Thread bilbaker
For the second morning in a row there has been an Indigo Bunting at our
feeders here on South Rd. Other feeder birds include White-crowned
Sparrows,  at least 2 pairs of Purple Finches, and 3 pairs of Rose-breasted
GRosbeaks,  and I think another male hanging around.

For the first time this year we left windows open last night. I woke up at
about 2 am to far off rumbles of thunders and a pair of Barred Owls calling
from the other side of Old 76 Rd. They called on and off for 10 minutes or
so,  and then stopped as the thunders got louder 

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[cayugabirds-l] House Finch question

2014-05-09 Thread bilbaker
While we have at least 2 pairs of Purple Finches and more Goldfinches than
I can easily count,  as well as usual numbers of other common species, from
what I have noticed we have no House Finches around at all,  which is very
unusual. Is this just here or are others finding less than usual
numbers?

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2014-03-24 Thread bilbaker
On my way home around 2:30 I spotted a Killdeer in the parking lot of the
Caroline highway dept (Valley Rd, Brooktondale). 

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[cayugabirds-l] CAroline Center Snow Geese

2014-03-21 Thread bilbaker
We had a flock of about 350 snow geese fly over Caroline Center at about
2:15.  They were heading NW towards the lake.

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[cayugabirds-l] Common Grackle

2014-03-09 Thread bilbaker
I just had a Common Grackle show up at our feeders here in Caroline
Center.

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[cayugabirds-l] CBC trip 1/26 cancelled

2014-01-25 Thread bilbaker
With regrets I am canceling the Cayuga Bird Club trip scheduled for
tomorrow   due to vehicle problems on my part. I am sorry for any
inconvenience.

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[cayugabirds-l] White-throated Sparrows

2013-04-30 Thread bilbaker
While we've had a single White-throated Sparrow around for at least 2
weeks,  today all of a sudden we have at least 6.  I kept looking for
White-crowned but no luck so far. 

Other yard birds include 8+ Purple Finches,  an Eastern Towhee singing
throughout the day it seems, a Red-breasted Nuthatch that appeared 2 days
ago, finally Tree Swallows up at our nest boxes and the usual coterie of
resident birds all giving us a nice morning chorus.  

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[cayugabirds-l] Sunday SFO Derby Hill trip group Y

2013-04-22 Thread bilbaker
Our group's experience at Derby Hill was very similar to the group led by
Dave Nicosia with a few exceptions which are worth noting.  

At the lake overlook several of us had good looks at a Golden-crowned
Kinglet in the pines on the west side of the overlook. From the N look out
area we walked down the road and checked out the lake from end of Sage
Creek Rd. Here looking west we found many more Red-breasted Mergansers and
a number of Bufflehead. We stopped at the blind overlooking Sage Creek
Marsh. The only new bird we saw here was a Wood Duck. 

After Derby Hill we headed towards the Montezuma area. Our first stop was
at the small shorebird area on Savannah Spring Lake Rd. The only shorebird
we found here was a single Greater Yellowlegs.  We walked back down the
road to creek finding A pair of Ring-necked Ducks, a few N Shovelers and a
pair of Am. Wigeon in the marshy area N of the road. When we got back to
the cars we noted a Great Blue Heron with a small fish. We watched as it
took about a minute to get the fish oriented correctly to swallow it head
first.

At Carncross Rd. we found more Yellowlegs,  both Greater and Lesser, and a
Caspian Tern but little else.

The Knox-Marcellus over look was more productive,  with a few Snow Geese
still there, lots of N Shovelers,  Ring necked Ducks, a few Canvasback and
several Great Blue Herons. 

Our last brief stop was at Tshacache pool. Here we found Blue-winged and
Green -winged Teal, Gadwall, Am. Coot, Pied-billed Grebes a Bald Eagle and
as we were leaving the best sighting of the day for our group. Literally as
we were heading for the cars one of us noted a Sandhill Crane flying across
the pool headed towards the NE. If flew over the tees and disappeared but
every one got identifiable even if distant views.

On our way back down the east side of the lake we noted more Osprey, at
least 3 Am. Kestral, and on Lake Ridge Rd our only N. Harrier of the day.

All in all a good day of birding.

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[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Towhee

2013-04-15 Thread bilbaker
As soon as I stepped outside this morning I was greeted with the calls of
our first of the year E. Towhee up the hill from the house.

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[cayugabirds-l] Bohemian Waxwings

2013-04-14 Thread bilbaker
SFO group 5 had great looks at 3 Bohemian Waxwings at the Edwards Cliff
Preserve at the end of Teeter Rd. These particular birds were perched
openly just inside  the preserve to the south of the open area near the
entrance.  There was a flock of approximately 75 waxwings while we were in
the preserve that we only got a very brief look at before they flew
becoming sillouetes against the clouds. The birds I saw clearly before they
took off were Cedars,  but it wouldn't surprise me if there were Bohemian
mixed in. I don't know Bohemian calls at all well, but mixed in with the
clearly Cedar calls were calls that sounded different to me.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Lingering Redpolls

2013-04-11 Thread bilbaker
We still have at least 10 here in Caroline Center. Also today our FOS
Purple Finch.

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[cayugabirds-l] Sunday SFO Montezuma trip

2013-04-09 Thread bilbaker
Seven SFO participants joined me for an all day trip up the lake and in the
Montezuma area on Sunday.  The morning was very windy,  overcast and
chilly. While the afternoon brought out the sun,  and a bit of warmth,  the
wind was relentless all day,  which was a hindrance in finding and getting
clear looks at some birds.

We started on Drake Rd. hoping for Bohemian Waxwings.  While we didn't find
them we did find a nice variety of other birds including Carolina Wren,
Song Sparrow, N. Cardinal, Blue Jay, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird,
Robin, and Mourning Dove.

Ladoga and Myers Point were our next stop.  Here despite the wind and
whitecaps we found Am Coot, Ring-necked Duck, Redhead Bufflehead, Mallard,
Common Loon, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull and Great Black-backed Gull. 

Due to the wind we made only brief stops on Lake Rd and at Long Point.  Our
next genuinely productive stop was in Union Springs, at both the Factory
St. and Mill Ponds. The Factory St. pond gave us the first sun shining
through the clouds on great views of Gadwall and Blue-winged Teal, and a
beautiful female Belted Kingfisher. We heard N Flicker here,  but never did
see it, and found Brown-headed Cowbirds as well.  The Mill Pond was almost
devoid of waterfowl,  but we did find both Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers,
giving us good views of the difference in bill sizes, Red-bellied
Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse and Black-capped Chickadees and Tree Swallows.  

From Union Springs we went up to the Village offices in Cayuga, having good
looks on the way at Osprey  both on a nest platform and one sitting on the
ground near by.   At the village offices we added Greater Scaup,  and then
on to Mud Lock where we had good views of the new Bald Eagle nest and one
adult Eagle.  The chicks were hunkered down and not visible.

At the visitor center and wildlife drive at Montezuma we added 
Green-winged Teal, Canvasback,  and one of our highlight birds, a Caspian
Tern,  seen from the tower, sitting with several Ring-billed Gulls in the
shallow water on the right side of the wildlife drive.  

At Tschache Pool we found Pied-billed Grebes, which at least a few of us
saw engaging in courtship behavior, Trumpeter Swans, and had a chance to
hear Coot calls.  The highlight here was a Peregrine Falcon initially seen
sitting on a mound of cattails quite far out. It took a bit of patience to
get a solid ID,  but we were able to get good enough views between wind
gusts to be confident.  When it took off it's shape,  long pointed and
strong flight despite the wind added to our certainty.

We skipped Mays and headed up towards Savannah with a stop on East Rd. 
just below the over look. Several of our group,  though not all,  saw N.
Harrier.  Here we found DC Cormorants, Ruddy Ducks, and several Great Blue
Heron,  as well as a Red-tailed Hawk with prey in the fields across the
road.  It was joined by a second Red-tailed Hawk, and they ended up in what
looked like a confrontation over the prey,  with one on either side of it,
 both with wings spread wide.  The second bird left after perhaps 30 seconds. 

Our final stop was briefly at Carncross Rd.  with the hope of finding
shorebirds. The wind was very strong and getting solid ID's of the
shorebirds we did see proved not possible.

On the way back down the east side of the lake we added our last bird if
the day, an Am. Kestral sitting on a wire. 

All told despite the wind a very good day of birding.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks???? and Owls

2013-04-05 Thread bilbaker
Ann Mitchell and I went out looking for owls yesterday evening,  stating
early enough to heard Woodcocks as well.  We found what I will confidently
say were at least 5 individual Woodcock behind the airport near where
Snyder  and Mohawk meet. We were in the vicinity till well after 9 but
could not raise a hoot in terms of owls (tried for Saw-whet, Screech and
Barred in that order in various spots along Mohawk and Neimi Rds.)
Afterwards we stopped on Sapsucker Woods Rd at the trail crossing, only
trying for Barred, with  the same result...

I have not heard any Woodcock at home,  but have only been listening in a
cursory manner as our upper fields, where we regularly have them,  are
still snow covered...

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Impossible bird song

2013-03-30 Thread bilbaker
Shannon called me at 8:40 this morning when she got to work in Johnson City
because she heard what she was sure was a Common Yellowthroat. I suggested
the possibility of Carolina Wren,  but she was sure it wasn't. It is
definitely early for Com. Yellowthroat,  but this is an interesting
coincidence...

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[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds-Sharp-shinned Hawk

2013-03-27 Thread bilbaker
I looked out the window at my feeders at about 2:15 to find a Sharp-shinned
Hawk sitting on one of our platform feeders about 6 feet from the window.
It sat for almost 30 seconds then noticed my movement and flew up into the
nearby cedar when I tried to move to a different window. Very cool view!

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[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds - Snow Geese and Redpolls

2013-03-13 Thread bilbaker
While I did not notice any geese going overhead last weekend here in
Caroline Center last weekend (though I was outside very little) I did have
flocks of Snow Geese go over several times today,  as well as a Raven
circling in a northerly direction, though it is certainly possible that was
one of the local birds.

With all of the migration excitement I haven't noticed mentioned Redpolls
in a while. We still have a flock of better than 100 here. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk near Brooktondale

2013-02-13 Thread bilbaker
Around 4 PM on my way home from town I was stuck behind school bus traffic
on Brooktondale Rd. about a 1/2 mile from Rt79. As I was waiting a fairly
large hawk flew across the road towards Six Mile Creek. My initial reaction
had been Coopers,  but the tail was very dark with narrow white bands. It
landed long enough on the near side of the creek for me to get a decent
look through binoculars,  and it was indeed a Red-Shouldered.  It flew
across the creek and I lost it.  As I was getting into my car it started
calling, a loud kee yur repeated several times,  but I wasn't able to
re-find it visually.

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[cayugabirds-l] late post: bird club trip 1/27/13

2013-01-29 Thread bilbaker
Donna Scott, Linda Orkin, Ann Mitchell and Judy Thoroughman joined me for a
local half day of birding. When we met at the Lab at 7:30 it was snowing
moderately. After a brief discussion we decided to go part way up the lake
as far as Aurora.  Before leaving we stopped at the feeders on the N side
of the lab.  Here we found approximately 100 Redpolls, as well as Am
Goldfinch,  White-throated Sparrow, Morning Doves, and Black-capped
Chickadees. We did not notice any Hoary Redpoll candidates

On our way down to East Shore park we found 2 Red-tailed Hawks along Rt.
13.  The ice edge was almost up to the park,  and past the red light house
on the west side of the lake. That made looking through the sitting Gulls
fairly easy,  though we only found the 3 expected species, Herring,
Ring-billed and Great Black-backed.  On the lake water fowl included Am
Coot, Common Merganser, Hooded Merganser, Canada Geese, Mallard, Common
Goldeneye, We did not find the previously reported Earred Grebe,  but the
visibility was poor at best.

We stopped at Cayuga Vista Dr.  and drove down  Drake on the way to our way
Myers Point.  Both were very quiet,  with no Shrike obvious at Cayuga
Vista.  On Drake Rd we added N. Mockingbird and   Juncos.  The feeders near
the N end of Drake proved useless as there were 2 dogs running loose.

At Myers we added Greater and Lesser Scaup,  and Redhead,  and a single
American Pipet.  

We drove slowly up towards Aurora adding a few birds along the way such as
N. Cardinal and  Blue Jay.  

The boat house in Aurora was definitely productive. The snow had stopped
and  we  viewed from the upper parking area. We found a group of 5 Horned
Grebes almost immediately, along with Black Duck, Common Loon  and
Bufflehead. The second group of 6  grebes we found directly out from the
boat house was initially swimming directly away from shore. When the turned
we found an Earred Grebe along with with 5 Horned Grebes.  Right after we
found the Earred Grebe almost all of the waterfowl took flight heading
south.  The reason was 3 adult Bald Eagles coming in from the north.  The
circled around just south of us then headed back north again,  a pair first
and the 3rd shortly after. It seemed as if it was a pair chasing off an
interloper.  We had one other interesting find at the boat house as well, 
and that was a calling Screech Owl,  which most of us heard clearly.  We
did not visually find it,  but it certainly did get the local Chickadees,
Titmice and Jays fairly worked up.  The was also another N Mockingbird in
the shrubs near the lot.

On the way back south we took Lake Rd past Long Point State Park.  On the
wires as we were coming back up towards Rt 90 was a male Am Kestral. We
stopped and checked the feilds for a bit,  but the Kesral was basically all
we saw.  We also had one unidentified raptor sitting way down the hill
along the tree line. I am comfortable saying that it wasn't a Red-tail, 
but by the time we got scopes on it's location it had vacated. 

On the way back to the Lab we drove several back roads leading to
Lansingville Road with the hope of Horned Larks or Snow Buntings but struck
out in that arena.  

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[cayugabirds-l] Hoary Redpoll and Snow Buntings

2013-01-22 Thread bilbaker
This morning around 9:30 I looked out at the Redpolls and other birds at
the feeders and found an overall lighter looking Redpoll with a white rump,
 and after a bit of watching, got a good enough look to confirm clean
unstreaked under tail coverts,  the first Hoary Redpoll on our yard list.
It was feeding not at the feeders, but on the Black eyed Susan seed heads
we had left in the front garden. 

Later this morning on my way home coming over Buffalo Hill Rd I found a
flock of close to 100 Snow Buntings on the fields of the Snow Farm. This is
the farm towards the south end of Buffalo Rd (the only farm on Buffalo Rd.)
While I did look for Longspurs, and found none, it was not a long look,  as
it was quite windy up there and I was less warmly covered than I could have
been...

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[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Vista Shrike

2013-01-09 Thread bilbaker
I stopped at Cayuga Vista Lane this morning around 9:50 hoping the
previously reported N Shrike would still be there,  and it was.  It was
perched on the wires about 2/3 of the way down from Rt. 34 to where Cayuga
Vista turns to the left.

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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls today

2012-12-24 Thread bilbaker
This morning (Mon), after I left for Handwork,  Shannon looked out the
windows at our feeders to find that the flock of 6 Redpolls we had
yesterday had become a flock of about 25 this morning

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[cayugabirds-l] Siskins and snow

2012-04-23 Thread bilbaker
Late yesterday afternoon I counted 5 Pine Siskins at our feeders,  and this
morning there are at least 8.  We got about 5 inches of very wet snow here
on South Rd in Caroline. 

This late snow could bring some interesting things into feeders so keep an
eye out!


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[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins and other yard birds

2012-04-12 Thread bilbaker
Shannon and I had six siskins (try saying that 10 times fast) at our
feeders this AM joining with the resident Goldfinch flock.  

Also our first of year Y-B Sapsucker started clanging on the metal roof of
the barn 2 days ago and I heard the first Field Sparrow here this morning.
 The Sapsuckers nested about 30 ft off the deck last year. They were quite
entertaining,  more or less ignoring our presence on the deck and going
about their business w/o much apparent concern.  Hopefully the will find a
similar spot to their liking this year. 

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake (Rusty Blackbirds)

2012-04-03 Thread bilbaker
Shannon and I stopped at Dryden Lake mid morning,  and found it very quiet,
 finding mostly the same as Collen R. Our most interesting sightings where
Jane Graves, and a bit later on, the Rusty Blackbirds she had mentioned to
us.  They were along the Schug trail right near the bench marked 3.5 mi.

We made a quick run up to Montezuma as well, stopping only at mud lock, the
visitors center and tchasche pool due to time considerations. We saw 2
young in the eagle nest at mud lock. The visitors center had lots of GW
Teal,  a few B-w Teal, N Shovelors, Gadwall and Ring-necked Ducks. The main
pool itself was almost empty.  One note is that the wildlife drive seemed
to be closed at the outflow from the main pool,  with a sign there telling
visitors to turn around...

Tschache was more active,  but we didn't find anything there new except Am.
Coot. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2012-03-17 Thread bilbaker
I meant to post yesterday, but forgot...I haven't seen any Siskin postings
recently. We still have a few at our feeders.  Yesterday we had 3 when I
first looked outside at 8 or so,  and there were 3 around again this
morning as well.  Both times with the flock of Goldfinches that frequent
the yard.

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock...finally

2012-03-17 Thread bilbaker
Shannon and I finally heard and saw a Woodcock this evening in the fields
at the top of the property.  Perhaps we had been going out too late given
the lack of moonlight in the evening, or perhaps it was the elevation
(1640-1680 Ft) but this was the first we've heard them this year. It was
great to have this spring harbinger back at our place after reading about
them for the past 2 weeks +...

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[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park and yard birds

2012-02-20 Thread bilbaker
I made a brief stop at Stewart Park late this morning. The only species I
noted that I did not see in the weekend reports was was a pair of N PINTAIL
off the east side of the park. 
As a side note: There was a report this AM on the Natural History List of a
dead Cormorant on the east side of the park, so perhaps the one that has
been seen this winter is now gone.  I didn't find the bird,  but I know now
that it was apparently seen farther E of where I checked.

As for yard birds we've had a flock of up to 50 B H COWBIRDS around for the
past several weeks as well as a pair of PURPLE FINCHES. The new bird for
the day was a single RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD that showed up around 4:30 this
afternoon.

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[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park addition

2012-02-20 Thread bilbaker
In my last note I forgot to mention a BALD EAGLE I saw perched both
yesterday and today across the creek from the boathouse, but farther back,
approx where the white lighthouse jetty starts.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl

2012-01-24 Thread bilbaker
  Shannon and I went with our friend Ellen up to Ovid this AM after getting
the RBA report. As of 10:30 the Snowy Owl was still clearly visible to the
SW of the intersection of Wycoff and Rock River Rds. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2012-01-18 Thread bilbaker
Among the flock of 20 or so Am. Goldfinches that has been around we found
two Pine Siskins this morning.  We are on South Rd in Caroline.

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[cayugabirds-l] Feeder Birds Yellow-rumped Warbler

2012-01-05 Thread bilbaker
I should have posted this yesterdayWe had a Yellow-rumped Warbler at
one of our feeders late yesterday (1/4) AM. Unfortunately we are outside of
the Christmas count circle.It was seen once,  and flew when (I'm
assuming) it noticed my movement in the house. I have not seen it again today.

Today we have had a rather pugnacious Brown-headed Cowbird around that was
assertive enough to chase 2 Blue Jays from a picnic table I had put seed
on. Both times it leveled itself out, spread it's wings part way and
charged the Jay,  which flew off to a branch nearby. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Common Grackle

2011-12-12 Thread bilbaker
Along with the more usual birds we have been graced both yesterday and
today by a late Common Grackle at our feeders. 

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds Mulberry Tree

2011-06-24 Thread bilbaker
Hi Bob,

I have lived with Mulberries (both red and white varieties) in my yard at
several points in my life and never seen anything like this. I have often
eaten them myself. I have seen birds eating Mulberries to no ill effect, 
and I have seen birds intoxicated from Mulberries,  as well as Cherries
that have fallen and fermented.  

I do wonder whether the roots of this tree have tapped into something
toxic/lethal to birds,  but not toxic to plants,  and that it has been
passed to the fruit. Is it possible that there was any kind of dumping in
the area before your friend lived there?  

While I know this statement will seem obvious, I'm going to say it anyway,
 no one should be eating berries from those particular trees unless the
fruit has been tested for toxic chemicals etc...

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[cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker-Yes

2011-05-26 Thread bilbaker
Shannon and I drove up to Aurora this morning to look for the Red-headed
Woodpeckers previously reported in Aurora. We were there for about 20
minutes  before one flew from the west side of Rt. 90 to the woodlot where
others had found them.  The bird we saw flew initially to a tree on the
edge and then to the Sycamore Jay mentioned,  where I lost it for a few
minutes. I saw it fly again a bit to the N where it stayed sitting on a
horizontal branch affording us both good views. 

Also in the same general area were an Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, E Wood
Pewee, Chestnut-sided Warbler,  Yellow Warbler, Catbird and Baltimore Oriole.

We checked Ledyard Rd for Grasshopper Sparrow but came up empty,  but with
the wind and contruction noise up the road we easily could have missed them...

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[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

2011-05-04 Thread bilbaker
I arrived home from town this evening close to 7PM to a rather nice
surprise - 4 male and 1 female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks on my porch feeders
all at once. The feeders are about 2 ft apart,  so I was able to see them
all through a single window. I have never seen so many of this species in
such close proximity beforeA very nice reminder of spring after such a
dreary day.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swan pen Nashville Warbler

2011-04-20 Thread bilbaker
I was at the Swan Pen around noon,  and ran into several other birders
including a woman who described a bird to me that we never actually saw. In
retrospect the description she gave fits Nashville W. perfectly. Given how
good her description was I badly miss IDed it at the time, my mind was in
too many places at once...but I am now confident that her description was
of Nashvillethe point being that the bird was almost assuredly there
before noon. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Caroline Woodcocks

2011-03-18 Thread bilbaker
Inspired by Jays success last night Shannon and I checked several places in
Caroline this evening for Woodcocks,  hearing at least one at each stop we
made. We stopped on Boiceville Rd (a total of 4 birds heard from both sides
of the road despite the current Shickel shack construction going on), 
Ellis Hollow rd near Rt 79 (a single bird),  Creamery Rd (one bird) and
finally on Chestnut Rd near Old 76 Rd (at least 2 and probably 3 heard). 

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[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club trip

2011-03-12 Thread bilbaker
While the Cayuga Bird Club trip this morning was small in participant
numbers,  just Bob McGuire and myself,  we did find a  very nice variety of
birds.  This was a half day trip,  and we went up the east side of the lake
to Mud Lock,  at which time we split up,  Bob heading farther north and I
back towards Ithaca.  I'll mention just highlights here.
Our first stop was Stewart Park.  By far the most interesting birds were
the Ring-necked Duck/Scaup hybrid and the Red-breasted Merganser that Jay
McGowen mentioned earlier.  We walked briefly into the Renwick woods hoping
for a E. Phoebe,  but came up empty. On the way to Myers Point we found 5
Turkey Vulture's on Drake Rd.  Myers was very quiet,  but we did find a
Horned Grebe off Ladoga.  We made a brief stop on Lake Rd (going down to
Long Point SP) to listen for E. Meadowlarks,  but the best we came up with
was a very convincing Starling imitating a Meadowlark.  
We had a very good stop at the boat house in Aurora finding 10 Horned
Grebes,  the EARRED GREBE and a RED-NECKED GREBE.  The Red -necked Grebe
was not too far out from the dock,  and the Earred Grebe was quite a bit
farther out with 3 Horned Grebes,  which made a nice comparison.  
The ponds in Union Springs were very quiet,  though we did find the
Screech Owl in the box at the Factory St. pond.  From there we went  to
Cayuga,  where we stopped at the machine shop  on Water St (?) N of the
town offices.  There were perhaps 500 mixed Aythya to the north with a few
others ducks mixed in,  several Am Widgeon and a single N. Shovelor  being
the birds of note.  While there we had a number of flocks of Snow Geese fly
over going south.  In these we noted 2 significantly smaller birds,  ROSS'
GEESE.  Our last stop together was at Mud Lock,  where we found 2 Ruddy
Ducks.  We did not see any eagles at or near the nest there.  From here I
headed home and Bob headed up towards the Carncross/ Morgan  Rd area.

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[cayugabirds-l] lake birds

2011-03-03 Thread bilbaker
To add to the list of birds seen on lake trips the last few days- on a
Sunday trip up the lake Shannon and I found a female WOOD DUCK on the Mill
Pond in Union Springs. The only other birds we found that was not mentioned
previously were the 3 Turkey Vultures we saw on Seybolt Rd (Town of Varick
if I remember correctly). We found Red-winged Blackbirds in various places,
 and at least for me perhaps the nicest find was the E. Bluebird we saw
sitting on a wire on Ellis Hollow Rd about 1000 ft from Rt. 79.

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[cayugabirds-l] Myers Tundra Swans

2011-02-09 Thread bilbaker
I made a brief and very chilly stop at Myers around 10 this morning,
finding nothing unexpected at first.  The surprise was 53 TUNDRA SWANS
loafing and feeding to the west of Ladoga,  as well as 3 in the private
marina. There were 6 Canvasbacks just off Ladoga as well,  which flew
farther out into the lake as soon as I got out of my car.

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[cayugabirds-l] Down town Raven

2011-01-25 Thread bilbaker
Late this morning while I was stopped at the light at Clinton St and Rt. 13
a Raven flew over Rt 13 flying basically west to east.  This is the first
Raven I have seen in the down town area. Have I just been missing them? I
am curious if others have seen Ravens actually in down town.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Raven

2011-01-25 Thread bilbaker
Hi all,

Since I got an e-mail requesting what town, (and rightly so) I was refering
to Ithaca, NY.

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[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds and Rough-legged Hawk

2011-01-19 Thread bilbaker
Yesterday afternoon around 3:30I had 3 Brown-headed Cowbirds show up at my
feeders in Caroline Center.

Shortly after 8 this morning while driving on Warren Rd I found a
Rough-legged Hawk sitting on a small Cedar(?) across the road from the
airport. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2011-01-07 Thread bilbaker
I came home from errands early this afternoon to a flock of 15 Common
Redpolls crowded onto my porch feeder,  causing a bit of confusion for the
local B C Chickadee group. They couldn't even land on the feeder, much less
get any seeds...The Redpolls are a new yard bird.

Also I've had a Raven around since early this AM cronking from up the
hill every now and again.

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[cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow 5/26

2010-05-27 Thread bilbaker
After visiting a friend in King Ferry yesterday I drove up to Ledyard Rd. 
looking for Grasshopper Sparrow. There was one singing in the NE field at
the corner of Rt 90 and Ledyard Rd. Surprisingly I found no Bobolinks,  but
did find E. Meadowlark and Savannah Sparrow...

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[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo

2010-05-06 Thread bilbaker
While outside doing some work this morning I heard a Black-billed Cuckoo
calling from up the hill in my yard.

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[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak and other feeder birds

2010-02-27 Thread bilbaker
The female Evening Grosbeak I have previously reported is still here.  I
heard her yesterday late in the morning and she showed up early this
afternoon at the feeders. One interesting behavioral note:  she won't
tolerate Blue Jays on the feeder when she is there. Today, for the fourth
time since she arrived,  just about a month ago,  I watched her chase Jays
away from the feeder while she was feeding. They are the only others I've
seen her chase off. She does not chase or try to intimidate the smaller
birds such as Chickadees,  Titmice, the various Sparrows and Downey
Woodpeckers etc

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[cayugabirds-l] feeder birds

2010-02-21 Thread bilbaker
Aside from the usually expected winter species I had a BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
show up at my feeders this morning.  The EVENING GROSBEAK is still hanging
around,  and gave Shannon goods looks at a life bird for her this morning.

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[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine

2010-02-17 Thread bilbaker
At about 9:30 I was driving south on Lake Ridge Rd from King Ferry and
found a PEREGRINE FALCON sitting on the top of a tree right across from the
Ferry Tales Gift Shop.  She (pretty sure based on size) flew off across
the field carrying part of a meal when I stopped and got out of my car for
a better look.

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[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2010-02-12 Thread bilbaker
The Evening Grosbeak that has been gracing my yard is still around.  it
showed up twice today,  once early this am and once early in the afternoon. 

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Saw-whet Owl

2010-02-08 Thread bilbaker
It is very possible that it had been hit or tumbled by a car.  I've seen
at least 2 instances of birds being hit and sort of stunned by cars,  both
involving larger birds (Am. Crow and Ring-billed Gull) where the birds were
stunned,  but were able to recover after a short while.  This can happen
with window strikes as well,  where a bird is stunned but will fly off
after a few minutes.  I'd say the Owl was very lucky that you stopped and
startled it enough to get it to fly off the road

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2010-02-03 Thread bilbaker
After an absence yesterday the Evening Grosbeak showed up again this
morning at about 9:15. This is the 3rd time it has shown up at roughly that
time. For those that are interested in trying for this bird please note
that I am having work done outside tomorrow AM.  Friday AM will be much
quieter.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] (Downy) Woodpecker Drumming

2010-01-30 Thread bilbaker
There was a Black-capped Chickadee singing his sweet fee-bee song this
morning from the conifers in my front yard.

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2010-01-30 Thread bilbaker
While I have been in and out this AM,  and could have easily missed it,  I
have not seen the Evening Grosbeak again today.  Yesterday it did show up
again in the early afternoon.

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[cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAK

2010-01-29 Thread bilbaker
I just (8:15 AM) had a single female EVENING GROSBEAK at my porch sunflower
seed feeder.  The address is 10 South Rd in Caroline Center.  This is just
barely within the basin limits,  but is definitely in. I will be out for
much of the morning, but the feeder is visible from the road and the drive
way. I have one poor but recognizable pic that I will figure out a place to
post later.

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[cayugabirds-l] Goldfinches

2010-01-24 Thread bilbaker
To answer Meena's commentary about Goldfinches,  I've got a small flock
here in Caroline Center on a regular basis.

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[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Earred Grebe and Bat

2010-01-16 Thread bilbaker
I spent the morning birding with a group of 7 folks, most of whom continued
around the lake after we split up in Aurora. I needed to be home earlier.

One bird and a surprising mammal were of note in Aurora. The EARRED GREBE,
which was with a group of 9 Horned Grebes. was straight out from the boat
house perhaps 1/4 mile.  Dave Nutter initially found it,  and we all got
decent if distant views. 

The other note was a BAT of unknown species which was seen by several of us
(Bob McGuire and myself for sure and I'm not sure about others) flying over
the bay south of the boat house.  It occasionally dipped down to the water,
 then finally flew up into the trees near by and we lost sight of it.  It
appeared quite active and agile. If anyone has any notions about what
species this could possibly have been or other commentary it would be
appreciated. Today was warm and sunny,  but this seems very unusual to me
at this time of year. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Sunday birding

2010-01-10 Thread bilbaker
Shannon and I made a few stops late this AM into very early afternoon. 
Birds of note were as follows:

Myers Point and surrounding area (11AM-11:45)  7 HORNED GREBES close to the
western side of the lake straight out from the point. (Probably the same
Bob saw later this afternoon), 1 COMMON LOON just south of the lighthouse.
A small fock of REDHEADS that came in landed N of the point.

Drake Rd (11:50-!2) 3 ROBINS mixed in with a flock of Starlings in trees
across the road from the house with a nice feeding set up near the N end of
Drake Rd.

East Shore Park (12:10-12:30) A large flock of Aythya probably 1/2 mile N
of the park, of mostly Redheads and a few Scaup sp mixed in, a single
LONG-TAILED DUCK just south of straight out past the ice edge.

Stewart Park (12:30-12:50) A MERLIN sitting on the snag across from the
boat house.

We saw a variety of other expected sps,  the ones mentioned above were the
most noteworthy.

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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Gettin' frisky?

2010-01-07 Thread bilbaker
I heard a Cardinal singing in my yard on Tuesday (1/5) morning...

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[cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park (Gadwall)

2009-12-30 Thread bilbaker
I stopped at East Shore Park for a few minutes around 10:15 this morning. 
To Gary's earlier list I will add 6 Gadwall and an adult Bald Eagle, which
soared around for a minute or two, with a couple of GBB Gulls following
behind it. The eagle finally landed on a chunk of floating ice and started
eating what looked like a dead fish that was there.

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[cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wrens

2009-12-27 Thread bilbaker
I went outside this bright sunny morning to get some firewood and was
surprised to hear two Carolina Wrens singing from different parts of the
yard. I had assumed I'd been seeing only one over the past month,  but
perhaps both are showing up at my feeders

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[cayugabirds-l] Myers around 9:45A

2009-10-28 Thread bilbaker
I made a very brief rainy stop at Myers around 9:45 this morning.
Visibility was lousy due to the rain and mist. Aside from the usual RB
Gulls and Mallards I found a flock of about 100 Brant north of the point,
and a flock of 50 DC Cormorants and a few Black Scoters just S of the
point. There was also a dark grebe near the Brant that was possibly a
RED-NECKED GREBE. The lighting was lousy,  but based on it's size compared
to the Brant (smaller,  but not significantly so), profile and bill length
Red-necked seems like the most likely ID. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park early afternoon

2009-10-19 Thread bilbaker
I stopped in at Stewart Park around 12:30 this afternoon while doing
errands.  The lake was perfectly calm.  To add to Dave's list from this
morning I found a single Ruddy Duck and a single Pied-billed Grebe, both
off the west side of the park, as well as a total of 7 Wood Ducks in the
lagoon. 

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