[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Redhead raft etc

2019-01-28 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, I took a photo/birding trip to the north end of the lake this morning. The lake was frozen north of Union Springs, but there was open water at Mud Lock where around 7:45 am I found numerous Tundra Swans sleeping along the ice edge but uncooperative for my camera. Also several Bald

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora

2018-05-05 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
Morning dog walk yielded an orchard oriole and a solitary vireo seeming to dispute over ownership of a particular branch on a cottonwood tree. Field sparrows and towhees are abundant this year, as usual. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora, Union Springs, Montezuma area

2016-03-07 Thread Fred Rimmel
My wife, Janet, and I traveled to Montezuma this morning. It was a good trip. We saw our largest number of Snow geese at the Mucklands. Here are the highlights: Aurora Boathouse: Canada geese Redhead Goldeneye Union Springs Mill Pond: Bufflehead Coot Redhead Ringneck American Wigeon Canada

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora, Union Springs, Montezuma area

2016-03-07 Thread Fred Rimmel
My wife, Janet, and I traveled to Montezuma this morning. It was a good trip. We saw our largest number of Snow geese at the Mucklands. Here are the highlights: Aurora Boathouse: Canada geese Redhead Goldeneye Union Springs Mill Pond: Bufflehead Coot Redhead Ringneck American Wigeon Canada

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Snowy

2015-01-20 Thread Julie Bertram
Hi, At 5PM this evening there was a large ( female ) Snowy Owl about 1 mi. North of MacKenzie-Childs on Rt.90. It was right along side the road at the top of a tall tree. It was on the north side of Chris's Hill ( south of Kings Crns. Rd.). Fred Bertram -- www.pbase.com/fjbertram --

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay

2014-04-06 Thread Jay McGowan
Livia and I continued up the lake today and birded around Montezuma for a while. We didn't find anything remarkable but got a few new birds for the year. The grebes, loons, and mergansers on the lake were impressive. We also had a male PURPLE MARTIN perched briefly on the wire along the road just

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Boat House

2014-03-02 Thread Carl Steckler
I arrived at the boat house in Aurora about 2:30 yesterday. There were lots of ducks just offshore. I got my camera ready, stepped out of the car and they started to take off. I snapped several photos not knowing what if any shots I had gotten. Not very cooperative in my opinion. Looked at

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora, Mucklands

2013-12-28 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Drove up Rt 90 today. Looked everywhere but no owls. Didn't realize it was opening day of duck season. What I did see - Drove down around Long Point winery and to the park. No owls but the crows were having a good day poking through the corn fields. No birds at the park. Aurora - hundreds of

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Birds

2011-11-15 Thread bob mcguire
I made a quick run up to Aurora over lunch today. The water was flat, no shimmer, and all the birds on the water were readily visible. In addition to a flock of Ring-billed Gulls and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, I noted 171 Common Loons. I am sure that there were more. They were spread out

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Birds

2011-11-15 Thread bob mcguire
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Birds I made a quick run up to Aurora over lunch today. The water was flat, no shimmer, and all the birds on the water were readily visible. In addition to a flock of Ring-billed Gulls and 2 Great Black-backed Gulls, I noted 171 Common Loons. I am sure

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Birds

2011-11-15 Thread Dave Nutter
about 500 loons at Aurora today. S. Fast Brooktondale -Original Message- From: bounce-38272036-9286...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38272036-9286...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of bob mcguire Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:43 PM To: cayugabirdlist Subject: [cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Borealis

2011-10-24 Thread CFSchmitt
Oh, Meena! Thanks so much for the sky alert! We rushed right out and in spite of suburban lights and many trees, a terrific broad streak of deep pink stretched overhead and lasted a few minutes before fading. A great sighting. Carol Schmitt -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Borealis

2011-10-24 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
...@cornell.edu ; cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 9:46 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Borealis Oh, Meena! Thanks so much for the sky alert! We rushed right out and in spite of suburban lights and many trees, a terrific broad streak of deep pink stretched

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay / Union Springs and waterfowl count question

2011-02-04 Thread Marie P Read
At Aurora Bay this morning, unfortunately the Redhead raft was NOT present, nor could I see any sign of it from Long Pt State Park looking south and across the lake. At Union Springs, the Factory Street pond hosted several Redhead and Gadwall pairs, as well as Mallards. The famous Screechie was

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay Aythya raft

2011-01-31 Thread Marie P Read
Aurora Bay hosted an enormous raft (actually several) of mostly Redheads with some Ring-necked Ducks mixed in this morning. The flock was almost directly below the Lake Road bluffs when I arrived around 9:15 am and had slowly moved southward farther along the lake when I returned around 10:45

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay Aythya raft

2011-01-31 Thread Candace Cornell
Marie, What a dramatic composition capturing the many rhythms of duck life! Your photo taken from the bluffs above affords the opportunity of looking down into the raft and witnessing the immense amount of ducks, all clamoring for interrelationships and individual space. If you look closely,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay Aythya raft

2011-01-31 Thread Asher Hockett
That photo reminds me of those MagicEye images where when you hold it close and move it slowly away you will be able to see a hidden picture. This one has Donald Duck, I think. On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Aurora Bay hosted an enormous raft (actually

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora American Pipit

2011-01-22 Thread Dave Nutter
From the dock of the Wells College boathouse in Aurora this afternoon I saw 5 HORNED GREBES, 1 AMERICAN COOT, 3 REDHEADS, and quite a few distant COMMON GOLDENEYE, CANADA GEESE, andMALLARDS, and some AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS on the lake. To the north I saw a distant flying adult BALD EAGLE. To the

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Today

2011-01-17 Thread bob mcguire
Stu Krasnoff and I drove up to Aurora this morning to take advantage of the first sun in days and the frigid temperature. The lake was moderately calm, but swirling mist obscured mush of the bay much of the time. We were able to pick out three Horned Grebes but no Eared Grebe. Several

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora bluffs Redhead

2011-01-14 Thread J. Gary Kohlenberg
Driving through Aurora today there is a large raft of Redheads between the Aurora cemetery and the bluffs. I couldn't stop to count, but if anyone passes here tomorrow look left right off shore. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora bluffs Redhead

2011-01-14 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Great, thanks Gary -- we'll be counting up there tomorrow. Ken Rosenberg Director of Conservation Science Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Jan 14, 2011, at 2:09 PM, J. Gary Kohlenberg wrote: Driving through Aurora today there is a large raft

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Eared Grebe and More

2011-01-11 Thread bob mcguire
Taking advantage of the calm lake, I drove up to Aurora this morning and quickly found an Eared Grebe straight out from the boathouse. Also present were six Horned Grebes. Then at Myers (Ladoga actually) there were two Horned Grebes offshore. A pair of Northern Pintails was feeding with

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Grebes Yes and Rafferty Rd. SEO Yes

2011-01-07 Thread J. Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I was in Aurora today so had a chance to look again for the Eared Grebe. My first visit at 1:30 pm didn't yield an Eared Grebe, but there were 9 HORNED GREBES in very close proximity. A nice flock, 85, of COMMON GOLDENEYE were close in. My second visit

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Eagles

2010-12-21 Thread Julie Bertram
Hi Everyone, I heard from a co-worker today that there are 2 adult Bald Eagles building a nest just south of Wells College ( Aurora ) on the west side of the road. Sorry , no more info or specifics. They are seen daily harassing the gulls near the Boat House. Fred Bertram --

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora, Myers

2010-10-17 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Sun. 10/17/10 Seen from Aurora boathouse: Many RB Gulls, 1 GBB Gull, 1 C Loon, many C. Geese. Lake was very rough. Worse yesterday. Myers Cove (North of the creek outlet, Salt Point maybe?? I don't know what it's called) 10 or 12 Mallards, 3 WW Scoters, 2 C Loons, 2 juv. B. Eagles, many RB

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Connecticut Warbler

2010-10-02 Thread Tim Lenz
In field just past row of spruces on Lake rd. Area where orchard orioles are in the summer Chris wood and Tim lenz -- Tim Lenz t...@cornell.edu Web Applications Developer Cornell Lab of Ornithology -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Raven

2010-03-23 Thread CFSchmitt
Last summer I saw a Raven on Gully Road, (north of Aurora) just up the road a little bit from the lake. Carol Schmitt -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Raven

2010-03-21 Thread Matthew Medler
Shawn Billerman, Chris Wiley, and I spent the day out birding yesterday (20 March 2010), and saw most of the same birds that others have reported (as we spent at least some time with many of the others who have reported). As crazy as it is to say this on a day when we saw Western Grebe,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Raven

2010-03-21 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
-5460247-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Matthew Medler Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2010 1:14 PM To: Cayugabirds-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Raven Shawn Billerman, Chris Wiley, and I spent the day out birding yesterday (20 March 2010), and saw most of the same birds that others have reported

[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