[cayugabirds-l] cuckoo

2011-07-14 Thread jpackard
I had a Black-Billed Cuckoo in my yard briefly today. He sang a couple times before I saw him fly off. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens

2011-05-21 Thread jpackard
For the second time in a month, I have seen crows chasing Ravens near my house. They seem to be drifting south from Summerhill. I live in farm country, not the deep woods. An interesting development! Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Vireo

2011-04-28 Thread jpackard
I went over to Lansing this morning to look for the White-Eyed Vireo. Didn't see him, but I saw a Field Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, and Catbird. There must have been a hundred Cedar Waxwings. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] offline

2011-04-19 Thread jpackard
Hello, I seem to not be getting the listserve again. No e-mails since the weekend. Just checking. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday Walk

2011-03-27 Thread jpackard
After splitting up from the birdwalk at Mudlock, my dad and I went over and checked out Montezuma. There was a little open water at the pool by the visitor's center, which had a Tundra Swan, Wigeons and several Green-Winged Teals. Mixed in was a EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, the white stripe on

[cayugabirds-l] spring birds

2011-02-23 Thread jpackard
In the last couple days, my dad saw a ROBIN in Groton, and a BALD EAGLE over Cornell plantations. I got a nice look at a REDTAIL, hovering in midair over a field. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing birds

2011-02-09 Thread jpackard
I just started getting e-mails today. Yesterday, I saw a flock of ten Snow Geese fly over Lansing. I was eating lunch in my car today and a Raven flew over. A crow was chasing him. I got out of my car, and heard him cawing. He landed briefly on a telephone pole, and then flew off. Bruce

[cayugabirds-l] king eider

2010-12-04 Thread jpackard
I was at the Marina Saturday morning. No eider, but several decoys on the water, with a duck hunter crouched on the shore. At the spit at Myers were small sparrow like birds hopping on the ground. Pipits, perhaps ? Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Thanksgiving birding

2010-12-03 Thread jpackard
Hello everyone, I just got back from Wisconson for Thanksgiving, so I wanted to give people a brief description of birding highlights. In Ohio, we stayed at a hotel on Lake Erie. I got good looks at Ruddy Ducks and several Bonaparte's Gulls on the lake. As we drove past a nuclear

[cayugabirds-l] Cockatiel

2010-11-08 Thread jpackard
My neighbor down the road just called to tell me she found a cockatiel flying around her yard. She coaxed it in the house, and was holding on to it when she called me. I told her that her best bet was to take the bird to the Cornell vet school. I wonder if this was the same cockatiel flying

[cayugabirds-l] Fall Birds

2010-10-18 Thread jpackard
I birded behind my house yesterday. I saw a Purple Finch, Flicker, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, and a female Rose- Breasted Grosbeak. There was a flock of about fifty Robins in the woods. Today, I saw three crows chase a Raven right over Route 13 near Warren Road. Bruce Packard Groton --

[cayugabirds-l] Treman Marina

2010-10-09 Thread jpackard
Bald Eagle flew over the lighthouse near Treman Marina Saturday morning. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake

2010-09-25 Thread jpackard
I birded Dryden Lake Saturday afternoon at 3 PM. Highlights were a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, a flying OSPREY with a fish in its claws, WOOD DUCK, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, RED-EYED and BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. As I was watching the vireos, a small brownish hawk with a short tail flew over my head. I

[cayugabirds-l] Egret

2010-09-05 Thread jpackard
A Great Egret has been hanging around Fall Creek between Etna and Freeville. My dad saw him several days ago, and I saw him yesterday. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] saturday birds

2010-05-08 Thread jpackard
I birded behind my house in Groton today. I saw or heard nine different warblers- highlights being a PARULA and BLACK-THROATED BlUE. Lots of YELLOW- RUMPS. I also saw a ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK, and 2 male BOBOLINKS. A VEERY was calling, but I didn't see him. Plus, I flushed out a HORNED LARK.

[cayugabirds-l] phoebe

2010-04-01 Thread jpackard
Heard my first PHOEBE this morning, as I went out to get the paper. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] bluebirds

2010-02-24 Thread jpackard
I saw a couple of BLUEBIRDS today at my work site on Troy Rd. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] pigeons

2010-02-19 Thread jpackard
I was coming out of Ithaca Wal-Mart, when I heard a cooing sound. I looked up. The whole neon Wal Mart sign had roosting pigeons on top! Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cortland Sparrowhawk

2010-02-03 Thread jpackard
The Cortland SPARROW HAWK is still on the wire at the farm, before the Jehovah's Witnesses church, on Rte.222. (I saw him there a couple of weeks ago). Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday CBC Walk

2010-01-24 Thread jpackard
On our way back from the CBC walk on Saturday, we stopped at Long Point. My dad picked out a COMMON LOON on the telescope, in addition to lots of GOLDENEYES and RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS. Coming up out of Long Point, we saw about seven BLUEBIRDS. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Turkeys

2010-01-07 Thread jpackard
I saw a flock of about 50 turkeys feeding in a field in Lansing, driving on 34b towards Triphammer Rd. They were on the left hand side of the road. I've seen them there before. Bruce Packard Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Groton birds

2009-10-24 Thread jpackard
I birded the woods behind my house today. The highlight was a brief glimpse of a HERMIT THRUSH. I saw a REDTAIL fly down a field, calling as he flew. I flushed out a single COMMON MERGANSER on the Groton Gun Club pond. There were also a couple large robin flocks. Bruce Packard Groton

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake

2009-10-18 Thread jpackard
I birded Dryden Lake Sunday afternoon with my parents. The bushes next to the parking lot were 'Kinglet Alley', with several of both species of KINGLET. There was also a YELLOW- RUMPED WARBLER mixed in. There were lots of sparrows afoot,- SWAMP, SONG, WHITE-THROATED and WHITE-CROWNED. I got

[cayugabirds-l] Monday Birds

2009-10-05 Thread jpackard
I was driving to my job site this morning, and I saw a kettle of about thirty Turkey Vultures over the Ithaca High School. Then I was driving down Randolph Road in Cayuga Heights, and a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers were hopping around on a tree in someone's front yard. Bruce Packard Groton

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake

2009-09-26 Thread jpackard
I birded Dryden Lake Saturday afternoon. Nothing really exciting. There was a warbler flock in the bushes near the parking lot. I picked out NASHVILLE and BLACK- THROATED GREEN WARBLERS. There was also Red-Bellied and Hairy Woodpecker around. The lake had one Cormorant. Then there were common

[cayugabirds-l] malloryville preserve

2009-09-20 Thread jpackard
I birded the Von Englen preserve Sunday afternoon. I saw a few interesting things. Just as I was starting, where the two trails branch off, I saw a thrush. I'm pretty sure it was a SWAINSON'S THRUSH. It had buffy cheeks and eye ring, and it wasn't one of the more common thrushes. I heard

fall birds

2009-09-12 Thread jpackard
I birded East Hill and South Hill recreation parkways today. On the East Hill trail, the highlight was a PHILADELPHIA VIREO (new life bird) along with more common birds like FIELD SPARROW, RED EYED VIREO and others. A buteo hawk flew through the woods and landed on a dead tree. As I walked

Dryden Lake

2009-08-23 Thread jpackard
I hiked Dryden Lake Sunday afternoon. Saw 2 CASPIAN TERNS and a single CORMORANT on the lake. At the far end by the road were a family of BLUEBIRDS on the phone lines- 6 or 7 of them, many fledglings. Driving home on Malloryville Road were a family of TURKEYS crossing the road. Lots of