[cayugabirds-l] Flight of Blue Jays

2020-09-22 Thread bob mcguire
Nothing says “first day of fall” to me like a flock of some 50 Blue Jays winging south just above the treetops right after sunup. Even the dogs stopped to look up and watch. One of our local jays took ofter the flock, then thought better of it and headed back to the feeder. Bob McGuire

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Listening to birds

2020-06-01 Thread bob mcguire
Thanks, Pete, for posting. And note that the sounds come from local folks - the best in the business! Lang Elliott, Matt Medler, Greg Budney, Will Hershberger. Bob McGuire > On Jun 1, 2020, at 9:16 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/31

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern

2020-05-26 Thread bob mcguire
was different, leading me to believe that they were male and female - perhaps a mated pair. Also present were two Virginia Rails, an American Bittern, and a Wood Duck family with six young. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Up the Lake Today.

2020-04-05 Thread bob mcguire
Ken, Diane, and I drove up the lake today in search of migrants. I am sorry that we were not able to invite others as it would have meant a long string of cars. It was a great day to be out, and there were lots of parties along the Wildlife Drive. Diane has already posted the major find of

[cayugabirds-l] Winter Wren

2020-03-26 Thread bob mcguire
continuously for at least five minutes. The other highlight was a Red-bellied Woodpecker calling and drumming in the marshy area at the SW corner of the preserve. It eventually disappeared from view and then emerged (head only) from a cavity, continuing to call. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wildlife drive?

2020-03-21 Thread bob mcguire
You don’t need to wait for the Wildlife Drive to open! There are thousands of waterbirds (ducks, swans, cranes) in readily accessible areas of the entire Montezuma Complex. Check Knox/Marsellus Marsh (MNWR) and Carncross, Morgan, and Vay Dyne Spoor Roads in Savannah. Bob McGuire > On Mar

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Goose island, FOY Sandhill Cranes

2020-03-05 Thread bob mcguire
Ken and I were a bit farther north, doing the waterfowl count at Knox/Marsellus & Puddlers for the DEC/Refuge folks. Still a lot of ice, but the ducks were beginning to fill in. There was a report from one of the counters of some 15,000 NOPI at West Loop Road! Bob > On Mar 5, 2020, at 8:32 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Bird Club Trip Postponed

2020-02-27 Thread bob mcguire
, encourage more folks to come out. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Field Trip

2020-02-20 Thread bob mcguire
Park at 8:00 am for carpooling. Dress warmly and bring a scope if you have one. Questions? Contact Suan: suan.y...@gmail.com <mailto:suan.y...@gmail.com> Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULE

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday's Field Trip

2020-02-13 Thread bob mcguire
at the LHNC visitor’s center on McLean Road at 8:00. It’s going to be cold early on, so bundle up! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Today

2020-02-09 Thread bob mcguire
falcon. The weather was perfect (for winter): lots of sun, light breeze, and temps into the high 30’s. Next time, I hope that more folks will join us. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Field Trip Postponed

2020-02-07 Thread bob mcguire
The Bird Club field trip planned for tomorrow (Saturday) has been postponed until Sunday. Same trip - better weather. Meet at Stewart Park at 8 am for carpooling. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Saturday

2020-02-06 Thread bob mcguire
. Questions? Contact me at bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Trip Around the Lake

2020-01-10 Thread bob mcguire
for the wintering Snowy Owls and possible sighting of the Gyrfalcon. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Horned lark flock

2019-11-08 Thread bob mcguire
Marie and I had Horned Larks flying around, calling, while doing a loon count on Mt Pleasant this morning. Zero loons! Bob > On Nov 8, 2019, at 9:55 AM, Nancy Cusumano wrote: > > Steve says there's a flock of 20 or so horned larks in the ag field across > from our house on Duboise Rd. A first

[cayugabirds-l] Dawn Chorus

2019-10-29 Thread bob mcguire
north. Most of the birds banded this year have been second year birds (and later). The vast majority of the birds caught last year were hatch year so the second year birds this year are the survivors. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday's Bird Club Trip Up the Lake

2019-10-28 Thread bob mcguire
Ken Kemphues and I led a bird club trip up and around the lake yesterday. Actually, we WERE the trip as no one else showed up to brave the rain/wind (which ended by the time we got to Aurora). Loons were abundant (including one Red-throated seen by Bob) and even more so, the ducks. From the

[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2019-10-24 Thread bob mcguire
. The cranes, of course, are still there (70 +/-). Email with questions. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] 2019 Muckrake Report

2019-09-19 Thread bob mcguire
The Cayuga Bird Club sponsored two teams in this year’s Montezuma Muckrace, held over a week ago. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Over the past 23 years it has raised over $145,000 for projects in the Complex. If you would like to donate you may do

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock and waterthrush...interesting yard birds!

2019-07-29 Thread bob mcguire
Thanks Marie! Funny about the woodcock. Last night, as I lay in bed, I heard the wing-feathers whistling of a woodcock right outside the window. No “peanuts”, no sky display with chirps. Just a woodcock on the move. We had as many as 5 woodcocks in our fields this spring, and I often hear them

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Crane Ithaca

2019-05-04 Thread bob mcguire
I was just about to come in for lunch when I heard the unmistakable calling of a SANDHILL CRANE. I spotted the bird, almost overhead, flying NW. When it got over the Ithaca reservoir it circled several times then disappeared beyond the treeline, still headed NW. First for the yard for me! Bob

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay Parsons This Morning

2019-05-02 Thread bob mcguire
, Evening Grosbeak and Baltimore Orioles, Hermit and Wood Thrushes. The Canada Warbler was an especially thrilling sighting, as it sang its typical song with chips - directly overhead and at close range. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpipers

2019-04-19 Thread bob mcguire
through in search of the birds. However, they request that one phone before entering - simply to let them know that you will be there. Call 315 568-9501 and tell whomever answers that you are in such-and-such car and will be looking for the sandpipers. Or leave a message. Good birding! Bob McGuire

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Little Gull

2019-04-19 Thread bob mcguire
, I’d say that there is a strong possibility of a LITTLE GULL on the lake today, so keep eyes open. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Size of Owl vs Pitch of Call

2019-04-14 Thread bob mcguire
. It makes sense that the male would have the primary role in driving away intruders. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock/Owl Crawl Saturday Evening

2019-04-14 Thread bob mcguire
more than ten minutes, the owl did come in and begin to call. It was the presumed female, based on the lower frequency call. Shortly after that, the male arrived, and we were treated to a duet that lasted for several minutes! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2019-03-15 Thread bob mcguire
Woodcocks here, too. 5 of them. Began peenting at 7:28 pm. Bob > On Mar 15, 2019, at 7:45 PM, Leigh Stivers wrote: > > I am finally hearing Woodcocks tonight! I thought I heard them last night but > it was very windy. Spring is almost here! > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics

[cayugabirds-l] Red-winged Blackbird

2019-03-10 Thread bob mcguire
FOY Red-winged Blackbird singing in the yard. Must have come in on the strong south wind! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Field Trip Today

2019-02-24 Thread bob mcguire
was unremarkable. And from there we ran ahead of the cold front (wind and rain) all the way home. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-winged Blackbird

2019-02-12 Thread bob mcguire
A strange day at the feeders today! We have 10 male and 6 female NORTHERN CARDINALS coming in with the WT Sparrows, Juncoes, and Chickadees. Bob > On Feb 12, 2019, at 1:13 PM, Rachel Lodder wrote: > > One adult male at my feeders today. With very numerous tree sparrows, juncos, > chickadees

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2019-02-04 Thread bob mcguire
for several years now as well as a nest in Spencer Marsh (I believe). And it appears that the eagle shot in Caroline may have been prospecting for a nest site in the Geotchus Preserve on Flat Iron Road. Bob McGuire (I am happy to be corrected/updated on any of the above information.) > On Fe

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl in Sapsucker Woods

2019-02-04 Thread bob mcguire
: Pileated, Red-bellied, Downy, and then a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER that flew in quietly to a tree right beside me. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Myers This Morning

2018-12-15 Thread bob mcguire
turned up there yesterday. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Screech-Owl

2018-11-23 Thread bob mcguire
. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2018-11-18 Thread bob mcguire
A pair (m & f) Evening Grosbeaks just cruised through our feeder. Off of Snyder Hill Rd. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak

2018-11-16 Thread bob mcguire
Female Evening Grosbeak under the feeder NOW! Picking up spilled sunflower seed along with Mourning Doves, Juncoes, and a Tree Sparrow. The Bluejays keep the feeder to themselves, filling their crops then flying off to stash their dinner. Bob McGuire Snyder Hill area -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Owling Field Trip

2018-11-04 Thread bob mcguire
missing Barred and Great Horned Owls all evening, I was awakened by a pair of Great Horneds dueting outside my window in the middle of the night! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit, Montezuma NWR

2018-10-07 Thread bob mcguire
checked there an hour later and were unable to spot it. The visitor’s center pool held an ever-changing set of shorebirds: Long-billed Dowitchers, Stilt Sandpiper, and Dunlin. Bob McGuire > On Oct 7, 2018, at 10:36 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > The HUDSONIAN GODWIT that has been

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 1 September 7 am

2018-08-28 Thread bob mcguire
Forwarded at Dave Nicosia’s request. > Begin forwarded message: > > From: David Nicosia > Subject: Fwd: Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 1 September 7 am > Date: August 28, 2018 at 4:44:08 PM EDT > To: Jay McGowan , Ann Mitchell , > bob mcguire , Dave Nutter ,

[cayugabirds-l] Sharp-shinned Hawk Nest

2018-07-08 Thread bob mcguire
(Sharp- not Shark! I thought I was so careful with proof-reading.) I am closing in on 600 ABA birds recorded - and just noticed that I have never recorded Sharp-shinned Hawk! It may be too late in the season to catch a family in/on/around a nest, but I’d like to try. Does anyone know of an

[cayugabirds-l] Shark-shinned Hawk nest?

2018-07-08 Thread bob mcguire
I am closing in on 600 ABA birds recorded - and just noticed that I have never recorded Sharp-shinned Hawk! It may be too late in the season to catch a family in/on/around a nest, but I’d like to try. Does anyone know of an active nest? Recording simply entails standing on the ground in the

[cayugabirds-l] A Spring Morning Bird Walk - podcast from Lang Elliott

2018-04-23 Thread bob mcguire
tardy this year. Lang’s recording pretty well covers the soundscape of backyard birds in the Ithaca area right now - shortly before it becomes overwhelmed with warblers, vireos, and flycatchers. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] What a Morning!

2018-04-23 Thread bob mcguire
in, perched for a bit, then flew off. And, finally, my first-of-year BLUE HEADED VIREO was singing as I drove back down the road. After all that, it seemed like everyone I ran into downtown was smiling! It must be the change in weather. For me, it’s the birds. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Up the Lake Today

2018-04-15 Thread bob mcguire
flushed it towards Stewart Park. What were sailboats doing out there on a day like this?? Never have I seen so many rare/unusual birds on one day, at least around here. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Around the Lake Today

2018-03-29 Thread bob mcguire
ound the three foraging BLUE-WINGED TEAL just short of Woolfy’s. Again, the lake was almost empty of ducks, and the teal stood out beautifully! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES htt

[cayugabirds-l] Yellowlegs

2018-03-27 Thread bob mcguire
on the spit. It is only three days early from the mean/median date on Matt Medler’s 2000 - 2009 list so definitely one of the expected birds for this week. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-03-18 Thread bob mcguire
Wasn’t that amazing??? We observed that extended flock - and another one farther south, opposite Aurora - this afternoon. We gave up trying to count (and looking for Ross’s Goose) and made a “questimate” of at least ONE MILLION. I wonder if anyone actually has a count? Bob > On Mar 18, 2018,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RW Blackbirds, Fisher

2018-03-14 Thread bob mcguire
300+ blackbirds descended on our feeders this morning. Mainly grackles, but many red-wings as well. They went through about a gallon of sunflower seeds before leaving for - ? And the other poor feeder birds! They just had to wait it out. Now they’re back, trying to catch up on calories. Bob >

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Pipits

2018-03-09 Thread bob mcguire
While checking on the goldeneye in the cove on the north edge of Salt Point this morning - I flushed a pair of American Pipits. They flew north, but I suspect that they returned after I left. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2018-03-03 Thread bob mcguire
Ditto here (Snyder Hill area). Our first Song Sparrow, female Red-wing. Along with a large (20) flock of Grackles. All yesterday. Oh - and our first Woodcock doing it’s sky dance at 6 am Thursday morning. Now, where’s the Towhee?? Bob > On Mar 3, 2018, at 12:31 PM, W. Larry Hymes

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-02-21 Thread bob mcguire
Just returned from a waterfowl count in the Montezuma Complex. Several thousand Snow Geese in the Rt 31 Mucklands. Much of the ponds/wetlands are still frozen (in general about 80% ice cover). Nevertheless, Northern Pintails, American Wigeon were there by the hundreds as well as a few GW Teal,

[cayugabirds-l] Bob's Talk on Siberia

2018-02-13 Thread bob mcguire
. Yes, it really was - the trip of a lifetime! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [birding-club-at-cornell-l] Feb 23-25: Coastal Massachusetts Trip

2018-02-08 Thread bob mcguire
Sounds like a great trip! Bob Begin forwarded message: > From: Alex Wiebe > Subject: [birding-club-at-cornell-l] Feb 23-25: Coastal Massachusetts Trip > Date: February 8, 2018 at 8:34:18 PM EST > To: birding-club-at-cornel...@cornell.edu > Reply-To: Alex Wiebe

[cayugabirds-l] European Goldfinch

2018-01-25 Thread bob mcguire
eeks and had assumed that it had perished. I posted a photo with my (today’s) eBird list. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave

[cayugabirds-l] No Gyrfalcon today - but lots of gulls

2018-01-16 Thread bob mcguire
in. Viewing conditions were ideal: diffuse light, no wind, and the birds only about 100m away. On the way home we again checked the quarry and surrounding roads. We had a Harrier and Red-tails, but again no Gyr. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday

2018-01-15 Thread bob mcguire
No idea! On Jan 15, 2018, at 3:28 PM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <c...@cornell.edu> wrote: > PS - One more thought: has a falconry bird been ruled out? > > Thanks > > Sincerely, > Chris > > On Jan 15, 2018, at 3:05 PM, bob mcguire <bmcgu...@clarityco

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday

2018-01-15 Thread bob mcguire
one seen last year? Or, is there a > possibility that this is a new/different bird? If the latter, how did this > one come to settle near or at the same quarry as the Gyrfalcon from last year? > > Thanks > > Sincerely, > Chris > > > On Jan 15, 2018, at 3:05 PM, bob mcguire <bmcgu..

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday

2018-01-15 Thread bob mcguire
Here is my report on yesterday’s trip around the lake. Of particular note: 3 Snowy Owls, Gryfalcon, Wood Duck, Glaucous Gull. Bob McGuire Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip 14 January 2108 Seven well-bundled up folks joined Ken and me for a day-long jaunt around the lake. This trip was postponed

Re: GYRFALCON - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe Rd. Snowy Owl on MLK Day

2018-01-15 Thread bob mcguire
arroll of Oswego 10 minutes ago just reported viewing Gyrfalcon at >> quarry from vantage on Hoster Rd. per Judy Thurber RBA text. >> >> On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 12:08 PM, bob mcguire <bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com> >> wrote: >> Hoster Road, not Hosner. >> >&

Re: GYRFALCON - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe Rd. Snowy Owl on MLK Day

2018-01-15 Thread bob mcguire
Hoster Road, not Hosner. Bob On Jan 15, 2018, at 12:01 PM, bob mcguire <bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com> wrote: > Chris and all - > > Sorry for the lack on information. Ken Kemphues and I let a CBC trip > yesterday - up and around the lake, mainly targeting water birds bu

Re: GYRFALCON - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe Rd. Snowy Owl on MLK Day

2018-01-15 Thread bob mcguire
Chris and all - Sorry for the lack on information. Ken Kemphues and I let a CBC trip yesterday - up and around the lake, mainly targeting water birds but also scanning the bunting/lark flock at Belltown Dairy for Longspurs (2 found). The other main target was the Snowy Owls at the Seneca Falls

[cayugabirds-l] European Goldfinch

2017-12-09 Thread bob mcguire
winters in Europe. Unfortunately it is not an ABA countable bird - but lots of fun to see around here. Certainly a bright spot in an otherwise gray winter day! bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Howland Island

2017-10-29 Thread bob mcguire
” section at the top-center of the page. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes

2017-10-28 Thread bob mcguire
at Goose Haven on Rt 89. The shorebird mix at Bennings Marsh kept changing. At one point there were 9 Long-billed Dowitchers, 7 Pectoral Sandpipers, and some 30 Dunlin. Plus one each of Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs. Bob McGuire On Oct 28, 2017, at 7:51 AM, Nancy Cusumano <nancycusu

[cayugabirds-l] Bat Detector

2017-09-27 Thread bob mcguire
able. Thanks for any help. Bob McGuire (Chris T-H - shut this thread down if not appropriate for the List). -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2017-09-08 Thread bob mcguire
and ducks, then explore the Montezuma refuge and some of the DEC hotspots to the north of there. Bring snacks and lunch (if you wish). I do plan a stop to buy lunch either at the gas station on rts 5 & 20 or in Savannah. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today

2017-05-16 Thread bob mcguire
and singing), Least Flycatchers, and a “traill’s” - type flycatcher which never vocalized for me. As I was leaving I noticed Chris T-Hymes heading into the tangle and now eagerly await his report. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread bob mcguire
Just returned from there. Lots going on. Multiple warbler species plus Wood Thrush. Bob McGuire On May 9, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Peter <psara...@rochester.rr.com> wrote: > I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at > Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the B

[cayugabirds-l] This Weekend's SFO Trips to the Braddock Bay Bird Banding Station (long)

2017-05-07 Thread bob mcguire
days, back-to-back, and two completely different experiences. Two long days, and now it’s time for bed. Thanks to all my group participants and to Sandy and Andrea (at the BBBO) helping make it a great weekend. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings at Myers

2017-05-02 Thread bob mcguire
were gone. I am new to the eBird-app-on-phone thing and, while I find it handy, it is also addicting (and distracting)! So I have to figure out some sort of work flow that doesn’t detract from actually looking for and observing birds. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!

2017-04-29 Thread bob mcguire
Betsy & Geo: You might be interested to know that Lang recorded that titmouse (Audubon #3) in Ohio years ago! Bob On Apr 29, 2017, at 10:01 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: > Oh yeah, I've heard Tufted Titmouse do that! In fact, there's a recording of > just such a song in the

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Tuesday

2017-04-25 Thread bob mcguire
a pair of Brown Thrashers, several Yellow-rumped Warblers and an almost equal number of Northern Rough-winged Swallows in with the Tree swallows. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Article & Photos by Marie Read

2017-04-24 Thread bob mcguire
Just received my copy of “Birding” for April. It features a multi-page spread of photos & commentary by Marie Read. Congratulations Marie! If you don’t subscribe (membership in the American Birding Association), I bet the library at the Lab has a copy. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush

2017-04-11 Thread bob mcguire
A single LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (first of year for me) was singing on Leonard Road this morning. Not the song that I have heard from the birds there in the past. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] TC SandhIll Cranes

2017-04-05 Thread bob mcguire
A pair of SANDHILL CRANES was calling (10 am) from the marsh just south of where Hile School Road crosses the marsh. Within Tompkins County - out of the Basin. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] New Birds

2017-04-03 Thread bob mcguire
this morning I stopped to scan the lake from the Aurora Boathouse. Along with some 35 Common Loons, there was a single RED-NECKED GREBE fairly far out. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Owling Trip

2017-03-27 Thread bob mcguire
and then follow one of them (on the camera screen) as it took of, flew its loops, then settled to the ground again. What an asset that camera is for night-time birding! The only owl we were able to find was a saw-whet that gave a short response call to playback at the bottom of Star Stanton Road. Bob

[cayugabirds-l] Ducks

2017-03-25 Thread bob mcguire
. Several groups of BUFFLEHEADS. One group of 6 NORTHERN PINTAIL. A “V” of Snow Geese, and multiple flocks of Canadas. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Observations

2017-03-19 Thread bob mcguire
king something from the surface (or just under it) of the water. Again, I assume some sort of insect hatch. The Herring Gulls, however, ignored whatever the Ring-bills were feeding on and continued loafing in shallow water. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2017-03-17 Thread bob mcguire
I stopped by Stewart park at noon today - and was surprised to see three Snow Geese drop onto the lawn to join a group of Canadas. Bob On Mar 17, 2017, at 2:30 PM, Bill Mcaneny wrote: > There have been 2000-3000 SNOW GEESE in the air over our place since noon or > so

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deep snow

2017-03-14 Thread bob mcguire
And I’m wondering about the woodcocks and meadowlarks! Bob McGuire On Mar 14, 2017, at 7:08 PM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm feeling sorry for Fox Sparrows. Early this morning they were still > working the ground under sheltering spruces, rummaging among the

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon

2017-03-03 Thread bob mcguire
Just in - results from today’s waterfowl count in the Montezuma Complex: 5 EURASIAN WIGEON at Tschache Pool. (2 more elsewhere in the Complex). Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Massive Blackbird Flock

2017-02-25 Thread bob mcguire
). Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today

2017-02-24 Thread bob mcguire
. One of them had a single Common Loon at Kip’s Marsh. On the way home we noted hundreds (if not thousands) of Tundra Swans in the water north of the RR tracks - and a huge flock of diving ducks at the north end of the lake, out from Harris Park in the Village of Cayuga. Bob McGuire

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Falls Gryfalcon

2017-02-06 Thread bob mcguire
Farm or at & around the airport. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayug

[cayugabirds-l] Birds of North America Paper Series - FREE

2017-02-03 Thread bob mcguire
I just spoke with Lang Elliott. He is cleaning out in preparation for his trip - and is getting rid of his paper version of "The Birds of North America”. This is some 600+ pamphlets, one on each bird. Free to the first comer. Contact Lang directly: langelli...@mac.com Bob Mc

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl

2017-01-28 Thread bob mcguire
. I’ve heard them calling from our woods back in the Fall, but I never expected to come across one foraging in the daytime! Bob McGuire Whitted Road - off Snyder Hill Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Robins

2017-01-19 Thread bob mcguire
arrivals (like robins!). Anyway, for all those who used to think that robins all went south in the fall and who eagerly awaited their return in the spring - no more!! With the robins is a lone Cedar Waxwing. (And no grosbeaks.) Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] FL Airport Snowy OwlS & More

2017-01-02 Thread bob mcguire
good for photos which I will try to post later in an eBird report. We went into the station building, and the guy on duty (short black hair & beard) invited us to go through and out next to the runway. At that point we were about 100 ft away from the owls. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L

Re: [cayugabirds-l] East Shore Aythya raft, Mt. Pleasant Rough-legged

2016-12-10 Thread bob mcguire
So Marie, that WAS you! I pulled out right behind you. 600 Redheads 2 Canvasbacks 2 Ring-necked Ducks 6 Greater Scaup 2 Lesser Scaup 1 Ruddy Duck 13 Cootsin that flock plus 6 Hooded Mergansers X Common Mergansers X Mallards and gulls, gulls, gulls Bob McGuire On Dec

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2016-11-27 Thread bob mcguire
then drove to Armitage, and there they all (?) were! Not too far from the road and great contrast - gray bodies against green field. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] White-winged Scoters

2016-10-16 Thread bob mcguire
-CROWNED KINGLETS. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road Lincoln's Sparrow

2016-09-28 Thread bob mcguire
Goose (subspecies of Canada) and not the darker and even smaller Cackling Goose. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: injured GBH

2016-09-05 Thread bob mcguire
Can someone on the List contact Bob Horn with advice, please? Begin forwarded message: > From: Robert Horn <tisha...@twcny.rr.com> > Subject: injured GBH > Date: September 5, 2016 at 5:07:15 PM EDT > To: bob mcguire <bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com> > > Hi Bo

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2016-05-13 Thread bob mcguire
back towards Mitchell Street. Just before emerging from the trees I ran into a foraging group of CHESTNUT-SIDED, BAY-BREASTED, and TENNESSEE WARBLERS. Apparently there was no major fallout last night - but there were still a few good birds around. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Wednesday Birds

2016-04-27 Thread bob mcguire
Two BLUE-HEADED VIREOS sang intermittently upslope in the distance, and a BLACK-AND WHITE WARBLER gave two songs before flying off at the tower. There were still good numbers of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS. And, as Geo has reported, at least 8 GREAT BLUE HERONS are nesting in the pond along Sylvan Road. Bob

[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen Yellow-rumped Warbler

2016-04-15 Thread bob mcguire
There was a single Yellow-rumped Warbler singing lustily from the shrubs just NW of the boathouse this morning. Palm Warbler next? Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2016-04-14 Thread bob mcguire
. No Upland Sandpipers, but several Kestrels and Killdeer. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Area Today

2016-03-24 Thread bob mcguire
I had a rather interesting afternoon/evening at the north end of the lake today. Thinking I’d take advantage of the weather and see what was around to record, I headed for Montezuma after lunch. First of all, most of the OSPREY nests/platforms along the east side were still unoccupied. The two

Re: [cayugabirds-l] working on response to City

2016-03-14 Thread bob mcguire
, position we have taken on the issue of “goose management”. Regards, Bob McGuire On Mar 13, 2016, at 9:57 PM, Jody W Enck <j...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Hi Dave, > Thanks for your thoughtful attention to this matter. I was going to write > sooner in response to your initial note

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