[cayugabirds-l] Pintail ducks ... Union Springs

2016-02-20 Thread job121830
Fri. 19 Feb. 2015 about 4 p.m.  on Mill pond along Rte. 90  I observed:2 Male & 1 female PINTAIL ducks close to the East side of the pond.Also saw redheads, mallards, gadwall, buffleheads, A. wigeon & Canada geese.Mill pond & outlets from Mill & Factory St. ponds, have sheltered several

[cayugabirds-l] Redhead duck, 40 turkey vultures, 2 osprey

2015-09-22 Thread job121830
Union Springs this a.m..Finally got to Mill Pond & saw the/a Redhead duck along with the semi-resident,log-sitting mallards.In a tree west of Mill Pond, north of the old Mill, I saw 2 ospreys.On my way for mail I saw 40 turkey vultures sitting/lounging on the black, warmroof of our church. Fritzie

[cayugabirds-l] Dispatching house sparrows ... 5/18/15

2015-05-18 Thread job121830
For those who are fed up with damage done by house/English sparrows. www.sialis.org/hospdispatch.htm -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive

[cayugabirds-l] Crows raid Wendy's trash can in Auburn 3/8/15

2015-03-08 Thread job121830
Most interesting to watch as 3 crows kept trying to get a bag containing French fries other food items from the small trash bin at the front entrance to Wendy's today. Each would grab the bag try to pull it from the partially enclosed bin. Occasionally one would shake loose a French fry leave

[cayugabirds-l] Open waters, new osprey platforms feathers

2015-03-08 Thread job121830
Two new osprey platforms have been placed atop elec. poles: one across from Union Springs High School driveway at the water plant. Another is north of the RR track at the 2nd fire lane. Can't think of the name on the driveway sign or what the firelane no. is. Maybe there are only crossed oars on

[cayugabirds-l] Goldfinches

2015-01-13 Thread job121830
We have had about 8 goldfinches at our finch feeder for many wks.. That number has increased to at least 24 in the last few days. In Dec. I saw my first two house finches with diseased eyes. Wehave more house finches this winter than for several yrs..I saw the Cooper's hawk chasing birds from the

[cayugabirds-l] Adult Bald Eagle over Union Springs

2015-01-09 Thread job121830
Saw an adult bald eagle fly SW towards the lake just west of our house yesterday 9 a.m.. At 2 p.m. when I was at the post office, 1/2 mi. from our house, I again saw an adult bald eagle flying SW towards the lake. I hope it is able to take a goose or duck for food since fish are probably down too

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Sandpiper

2014-10-28 Thread job121830
Daughter Becky I saw it last evening for 1/2 hr. until it was too dark to see more. Diana Whiting I had been there before noon watched it. Diana took lots of pix. When Becky got off workat 5 p.m. I took her back to Myers she was delighted to see it. Perhaps we were the last to see it.Coming

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs Ponds

2014-09-16 Thread job121830
Only thing of interest on the ponds is mallards the one redhead that spent the last 2 winters herewith a female mallard.Factory St. pond has a couple of mallards but the brush has grown up along the fence to the point thatit's frustrating, disgusting almost futile to even go there. I've been

[cayugabirds-l] More info about avoiding Rte. 90

2014-07-26 Thread job121830
I'm sitting in HOT, HUMID, flat Corpus Christie, TX . NOT a pleasant place to spend our 61st wedding anniv. (today) but family death/settling estate, brings us away from our wonderful NYS. Many thanks to Kathy Strickland for getting our flights wheelchairs at each airport! A Godsend!An

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey nests.

2014-04-21 Thread job121830
These are all nests with visible birds.I went back twice to check. I'm swamped with work so will check on a couple other nests soon as I have time but not before the end of the mo. atthe rate I'm going. Hope this

[cayugabirds-l] falcons no longer hawks

2014-04-14 Thread job121830
Thisfrom Hawkwatch International; sort of a tweat, if you will.Falcons No Longer Hawks!If you're expecting this announcement to be followed by a text version of the classic April Fools shout, sorry, this is for real.If you're still incredulous, just have a gander at the newSibley Guideto Birdsand

Re: [cayugabirds-l] white-thoated sparrow heard at CLO this morning

2014-04-12 Thread job121830
I saw it under the feeders at CLO yesterday afternoon.Fritzie On 04/12/14, Melissa Craven Fowlerm...@cornell.edu wrote:-- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds in the rain

2014-02-21 Thread job121830
Saw 13-15 bluebirds here this a.m. in the pouring rain.Seven goldfinches are at the feeders now along with many house finches.Fritzie, Union Springs -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave

[cayugabirds-l] Redhead duck continues on Mill Pond

2013-08-11 Thread job121830
Daughter Becky I have seen the male redhead duck on Mill Pond all summer, nearly every time we goby. Sometimes he is alone. Other times a hen is with him, or nearby, but neither of us has had a scope withus to determine if it his hen or a mallard. We have never seen him fly so assume he was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Public bird bath!

2013-07-30 Thread job121830
I can't find the LIKE button!! Wonderful reporting of a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing. FritzieOn 07/30/13, W. Larry Hymesw...@cornell.edu wrote:Today Sara Jane and I went to Knox-Marsellus and successfully found the WHITE PELICAN, as well as 2 SANDHILL CRANE, 50+ GREAT EGRET, 100+ GREAT