Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brant Turkey Vultures

2009-10-14 Thread Dave Nutter
Although I believe Annette's is the first report to Cayugabirds-L of Brant in 
the Cayuga Lake Basin this fall, it turns out several observers have been 
quietly reporting them to eBird: 

100 on 3 Oct at Martens Tract by Shawn Billerman  Mike Harvey 
125 on 4 Oct at Stewart Park by Mike Harvey
40 on 10 Oct from Collegetown by Glenn Seeholzer
42 on 11 Oct at Stewart Park by Jessie Barry  Chris Wood

Today was a big day for Turkey Vulture migration.  I think it was around 
2:30-3pm as I drove from Ithaca College to the airport I saw about 100, about 
1/5 strung out over south hill to go up the Cayuga Inlet valley, 3/5 in a big 
kettle over NYS 13 just east of Warren Road, the a few minutes later the other 
1/5 working their way south over the airport, Sapsucker Woods and the Northeast 
neighborhood, plus others during the day.

--Dave Nutter

On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 10:23AM, Annette Finney 
afin...@hospicare.org wrote:


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brant Turkey Vultures

2009-10-14 Thread Meena Haribal
At 07:41 PM 10/14/2009, Dave Nutter wrote:



Today was a big day for Turkey Vulture migration.  I think it was around 
2:30-3pm as I drove from Ithaca College to the airport I saw about 100, 
about 1/5 strung out over south hill to go up the Cayuga Inlet valley, 3/5 
in a big kettle over NYS 13 just east of Warren Road, the a few minutes 
later the other 1/5 working their way south over the airport, Sapsucker 
Woods and the Northeast neighborhood, plus others during the day.


May be I watched the same group of Vultures from the campus. I was walking 
from BTI to Day Hall and right near Dairy Bar I saw this huge congregation 
at 15 to 10 minutes before 3.00 pm.  It reminded me of Veracruz hawk watch 
as they were gaining height. I also saw several Red-tailed Hawks, they were 
way above vultures and they were going simply non stop and were slightly 
bigger than dots. I must have seen at least 10 of them.
Then another group of TV's was seen from Uris Library around 3.10 PM that 
were mainly flying over downtown Ithaca and I would think about 25 of them.

I also saw a COOPER's HAWK from my office window heading south east.





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