RE:[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2021-03-23 Thread smb4inc
The local northeast area of Ithaca Merlin returned last week.  I saw the Merlin while looking for the crows.  Initially heard then seen chasing whomever possible near St. Catherine's Church on Siena X Blackstone.  The Merlin has been flying around the neighborhood since then. This morning the

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Rd Prothonotary

2019-05-04 Thread smb4inc
Hi All, We saw the Armitage Rd Prothonotary Warbler with a flock of Yellow Warbler and Yellow Rump Warblers after lunch today.  He sat on the end of a branch along Armitage Rd. providing excellent views! Suzanne Broderick, Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Goose Haven Cattle Egrets

2018-11-06 Thread smb4inc
The two Cattle Egrets were at Goose Haven Sunday morning also. We pulled along the side of Route 90 to get a few pics of them. Such a treat to see them in November! Suzanne Broderick, Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Immature Bald Eagles

2018-10-13 Thread smb4inc
Hello All, While driving back to Ithaca from Montezuma this afternoon we spotted fourteen immature bald eagles in a field north of Heart and Hand Winery on Rte 90. Suzanne Broderick Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] White-throated Sparrows

2016-04-26 Thread smb4inc
This past week we have enjoyed an amazing number of White-throated Sparrows in the yard. Yesterday there were over twenty male and female White-throated Sparrows between the front and back yards. I've never had that many here...are others finding relatively large numbers by their bird

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Family

2014-07-24 Thread smb4inc
Last evening we watched a family of Merlins in the northeast area of Ithaca. We first saw them preening in the trees on Hanshaw near Orchard after the thunder storm had passed. They flew to the trees near St. Catherine's Church where they swooped down on a family of foraging crows, and chased

[cayugabirds-l] Bomax Drive

2014-05-06 Thread smb4inc
Hi All, Last evening we checked out the pond on Bomax Drive. There were Yellow-rumped Warblers and Yellow Warblers in a feeding frenzy over the pond. Also present were Black and White Warblers, a single Palm Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, a Belted Kingfisher, and a Pileated Woodpecker. The

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2014-05-01 Thread smb4inc
Finally had my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of 2014 this morning about 6:20, a beautiful male! Suzanne, in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-throated Hummingbird

2014-05-01 Thread smb4inc
Finally had my first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of 2014 this morning about 6:20, a beautiful male! Suzanne, in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock Eagles

2014-03-16 Thread smb4inc
Late afternoon yesterday, we saw both adult Bald Eagles out of the nest, one was perched in a nearby tree, while the other hunted in the fields on the other side of Route 90. When the hunter returned s/he sat on the nest edge and seemed to be feeding someone. Suzanne Broderick in Ithaca,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Wilson's Phalarope MNWR

2013-05-18 Thread smb4inc
Around noon we saw the Prothonotary Warbler carrying material into the same nest cavity used two years ago. Suzanne Ithaca, NY There is a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER singing along Armitage Road in the normal spot this morning. Along the auto loop I had the previously reported female WILSON'S

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey on Niemi Road

2013-05-18 Thread smb4inc
Last evening while checking out the birds around the airport and Niemi Rd, we saw an Osprey eating a fish on a telephone pole across from one of the Niemi Road ponds. Suzanne Ithaca, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Pine Siskins

2013-05-13 Thread smb4inc
Here in the northeast area of Ithaca we also just had a flock of about 30 Pine Siskins feeding at our feeders. Suzanne Ithaca, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] White wing Turkey Vulture

2013-04-08 Thread smb4inc
On the way home from birding the Montezuma area yesterday afternoon, we saw a white wing Turkey Vulture over the DEC check station. It drifted low over the station, so we were able to get an excellent look at the white pattern. It eventually moved north and out of sight. Suzanne in Ithaca

[cayugabirds-l] Spring is in the air for the Bald Eagles

2013-02-03 Thread smb4inc
For those who may be interested, yesterday Don and I drove up the lake to Montezuma to check on the Bald Eagle activity. Both the Mudlock pair and the Tschache Pool pair were observed mating several times. We were hoping to observe the others, but did not. Suzanne in Ithaca --

[cayugabirds-l] Mudlock Bald Eagles

2012-10-21 Thread smb4inc
Yesterday afternoon we birded the upper end of the lake and around Montezuma. On our way home we checked the Mudlock Bald Eagles and saw an adult and a juvenile sitting in a tree at the point. After a bit the adult took off and gathered nesting materials which it carried to a tree just north

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2012-06-03 Thread smb4inc
This morning a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was in the trees on the north side of the intersection of Triphammer Road with Winthrop in Ithaca. Suzanne in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey Near Airport

2012-05-01 Thread smb4inc
This evening about 6 pm, we saw an Osprey hovering over the pond near the Tompkins County airport. It eventually flew over to the ponds on Niemi Rd and hunted before flying off. Suzanne in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike Continues on Niemi Rd

2012-03-17 Thread smb4inc
We are still seeing the Northern Shrike on Niemi Rd near the horse pastures. Suzanne Broderick -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrikes

2012-03-11 Thread smb4inc
Yesterday afternoon we saw an adult Northern Shrike in a tree near the gate at Tschache Pool, and a light morph Rough-legged Hawk in the fields on Route 89 south of Goose Haven. Today we saw the Van Dyne Spoor Northern Shrike, but not the one at Tschache. Also saw and heard Killdeer and

[cayugabirds-l] Mild Winter and Fish Crows

2012-02-20 Thread smb4inc
This is the first winter which the Fish Crows remained in my vicinity and continued to come to my yard every day. There were two all winter, and this weekend I had a group of four. Suzanne northeast area Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] NY Chiro Snowy

2012-02-04 Thread smb4inc
The SNOWY OWL at the NY Chiro. was still present this morning. It was sitting on a bench near the South Field. Suzanne Broderick Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2012-01-29 Thread smb4inc
While birding at the north end of Cayuga Lake/Montezuma we saw 4 SANDHILL CRANES foraging in a corn field north of 864 Gravel Road. Suzanne Broderick -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Found camera attachment

2011-06-01 Thread smb4inc
I found a camera attachment in Aurora. Please contact me off-list if you think it may be yours. Suzanne smb4...@aol.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Snipe

2011-04-25 Thread smb4inc
Sunday afternoon we returned to MWR to get more views of the Marbled Godwit, even though we had plenty of photos from Saturday. We did not find the Marbled Godwit, but did see 3 Wilson's Snipe along the mudflats near the edge of the drive at the new shorebird area. Suzanne B Ithaca --