[cayugabirds-l] Eagles on Salmon Creek

2021-08-16 Thread John Bowdoin Greenly
Around 4:30 this afternoon I was walking along Salmon Creek about 300 yards 
upstream of the Myers Rd bridge  (the bridge by the entrance to Salt Point) 
when an Osprey (no fish in talons) came flying hard up the creek, vocalizing 
continuously and closely pursued by two adult Bald Eagles, also screeching.  
The Osprey dodged through the trees at breakneck speed and disappeared 
upstream; the Eagles settled in a tall cottonwood for a while then flew off 
back downstream.  The whole performance however was repeated ten minutes later: 
again an Osprey, also without fish, flying- fleeing-  upstream, two eagles in 
pursuit.  I’ve seen an eagle several times earlier this year  down at the lake 
and also flying over Ludlowville along the creek valley.  This is the first 
time I’ve seen two together.   I’m wondering about their possible residency 
somewhere in the neighborhood….

John Greenly
Ludlowille
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Stewart Park this afternoon

2020-03-01 Thread Dave Nutter
I was not there today, but Bald Eagles are pretty frequent at Stewart Park, 
including multiple immatures, and they often stand on the ice. I’ve never heard 
of Golden Eagles stopping at Stewart Park or standing on the ice on Cayuga Lake.

- - Dave Nutter

> On Mar 1, 2020, at 9:25 PM, Suzanne Gervais  wrote:
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> Hi all,
> Has anyone seen the two, perhaps 3 eagles on ice at Stewart Park this 
> afternoon sometime between 3:30pm and 4:00pm. I listed them on ebird as 
> Golden Eagles but I was unsure if these were (unusual) Golden Eagles or 
> Juvenile Bald Eagles. One actually had a gull at its feet, perhaps 1 foot 
> away and the gull was still. After 5 minutes or so, the eagle advanced and 
> kicked a bit the gull that moved away another foot or so. Then the other 
> eagle lifted and started flying over so the first eagle finally let the gull 
> alone and flew away too. One person there said she saw a third one too.
> Suzanne Gervais
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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Stewart Park this afternoon

2020-03-01 Thread Suzanne Gervais
Hi all,
Has anyone seen the two, perhaps 3 eagles on ice at Stewart Park this afternoon 
sometime between 3:30pm and 4:00pm. I listed them on ebird as Golden Eagles but 
I was unsure if these were (unusual) Golden Eagles or Juvenile Bald Eagles. One 
actually had a gull at its feet, perhaps 1 foot away and the gull was still. 
After 5 minutes or so, the eagle advanced and kicked a bit the gull that moved 
away another foot or so. Then the other eagle lifted and started flying over so 
the first eagle finally let the gull alone and flew away too. One person there 
said she saw a third one too.
Suzanne Gervais

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and a raven

2017-10-15 Thread cl...@juno.com
Just had a backyard flyover of 2 adult bald eagles, then 20 minutes later a 
ravenEtna area. What a beautiful mid-October afternoon.Colleen Richards

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles

2017-07-05 Thread Bard Prentiss
Has anybody seen eagles  lately?
Juveniles? at Dryden lake   

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] eagles ?

2017-07-04 Thread Carol Cedarholm
Hi,
There are definitely Bald Eagles on Dryden Lake.  The Spring Field
Ornithology Field trippers saw them in April.
Carol Cedarholm

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> I keep getting reports of daily visitations of Bald Eagles at Dryden Lake
> from non birders living around   the lake.  it's possible that they are
> Ospreys nesting nearby and even eagles nesting nearby.  Perhaps someone
> might check it out.  I would but I have to be loaded in the car and driven
> there , about 40 min. total for a visit plus observation time. I can't ask
> my wife to do that very often.
> Bard
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[cayugabirds-l] eagles ?

2017-07-03 Thread Bard Prentiss

Hi All,
I keep getting reports of daily visitations of Bald Eagles at Dryden Lake from 
non birders living around   the lake.  it's possible that they are Ospreys 
nesting nearby and even eagles nesting nearby.  Perhaps someone might check it 
out.  I would but I have to be loaded in the car and driven there , about 40 
min. total for a visit plus observation time. I can't ask my wife to do that 
very often.
Bard

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Snow Geese

2017-03-17 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Beautiful day to be outside!  We took our dog for a walk at Sampson 
State Park this afternoon and as we were walking on the road that leads 
to the gate on the north end, where the private housing abuts the park, 
we saw hundreds of Snow Geese flying just above the lake from north to 
south.  We watched a continuous stream go past that 'window' over the 
gate for over a minute.  The flight was underway when we rounded the 
slight bend so have no idea how many total.   We also could hear them 
barking to west and it sounded like perhaps they had landed on Seneca 
Lake but the lake isn't visible from the road there.


Also at that spot at the north end of the park we saw a pair of Bald 
Eagles soaring together, first fairly low but gradually spiraling higher 
& higher until they were high enough that their white heads and tails 
could not be seen except with binoculars and they were hard to see at 
certain angles even if you knew where to look. Anyone know where there 
is a nest near there?


Back in Ovid, we still have one each Fox Sparrow (down from two), Am 
Tree Sparrow, and White Throated Sparrow, along with the usual feeder 
birds and occasional sorties by various black birds.


Alicia

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Osprey Final Note

2016-04-24 Thread Peter
I forgot to mention in my last post that at Mud Lock my companions and I 
witnessed an osprey harassing the heck out of a bald eagle for about 3-5 
minutes. It was quite a spectacle with the osprey being sure to "attack" 
from the top side of the eagle.  At one point the eagle half turned its 
body over (much like a Canada goose can do as it slows down while coming 
in for a landing) to attack back. I had no idea the big bird could be so 
agile.  Seeing the two raptors so close together was very instructive 
with respect to ascertaining the relative size difference between the two.


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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Ospreys

2016-04-23 Thread Peter
For those who may not know: there are eaglets on the Aurora nest and the 
nest at mud lock. The osprey cam viewable from the Refuge Visitor's 
Center shows at least one egg in the osprey nest.
And both ospreys and eagles seemed to be everywhere today in the 
northern part of our basin.in fact, a nest right on Rt. 90 at 
Great Gully had an osprey peering down upon we observers. It is 
heartening to see populations of both species on the mend.
Now, if those broadwinged hawks would only start cooperating a bit 
more...

Pete Saracino

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagles "everywhere"

2016-02-21 Thread Dave Nutter

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles "everywhere"

2016-02-20 Thread AB Clark
Feb 20 2016  1045 Freeville:  Two adult Bald Eagles soared over 38 just S of 
the intersection with Hile School Road, one of which soared E up Hile School Rd 
and across Ed Hill RD (in and out and into the basin).. They stayed very high; 
an adult Red-tailed Hawk soared with them over Rt 38 and I thought briefly that 
it was going to try a little chasing, but I think they were just riding the 
same thermal.

1330 Stevenson Rd:  A Bald Eagle (3rd year with eye stripe) 
soared from the E over the Stevenson Road compost mounds, bringing up almost 
every bird, crow, gull, etc and left by way of the Pheasant Pens.  Not the same 
one as the two that Kevin saw there earlier, based on his pictures. 

1530 NE Ithaca:  A juvenile Bald Eagle soared N to S across 
NE Elementary School, across Christopher Circle and disappeared to the SE, 
eliciting some strong calling from  our Oldest Crow (18 years, 10 mos old) and 
her family.   She has seen some changes in the number of urban avian predators 
in her time!

Seems to be a lot of eagles around.   Perhaps it is time for juveniles and 
immatures to leave the vicinity of adult nesting areas?  I don’t know enough 
about eagle life histories.

Anne
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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Wind Industry

2013-12-10 Thread Thomas Salo
You may have heard the recent media reports about the feds issuing 30 
year take permits for wind farms. This is from a current NAS Action 
Alert 
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/We must act quickly to urge Interior Secretary Jewell to reverse a 
recent decision to grant 30-year eagle permits to the wind industry. 
Newer technology and siting information is available that could pose 
less risk to birds, but the Interior's action has put Bald and Golden 
Eagles at risk/. I hope you will take the time to click on the link and 
send a letter to the Interior Secretary.

As you may know, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society recently stalled (or 
halted) a wind project in Walton, NY. For risk to eagles, we consider 
the site one of the worst places in New York to build such a project. 
During discussions with regulators, I was told USFWS was considering 
issuing a take permit for Bald Eagles for this project based on a 
fatally flawed eagle risk assessment.  I urge people to use the NAS 
action alert and/or send personalized comments. You can use the 
information on the South Mountain Wind Project below to personalize your 
letter.

If you would like detailed information about the egregious problems with 
the South Mountain Project in Walton risk assessment, feel free to 
contact me off the list.

Tom Salo

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  * The NYS GUIDELINES for CONDUCTING BIRD and BAT STUDIES at COMMERCIAL
WIND ENERGY PROJECTS were ignored, e.g. local bird clubs and hawk
watches were not contacted as required.
  * Local hawk watch data - readily available on both local and national
hawk count web sites - were ignored.
  * Golden Eagle was not included in the Environmental Assessment Form
even though the project is in a fall and spring concentration area,
and wintering birds are regular.
  * Bald Eagles nest very close to the project and concentrate around
the adjacent Cannonsville Reservoir in winter.
  * After being directed by regulators to contact DOAS, the Franklin
Mountain Hawk Watch, and Golden Eagle researchers tracking
telemetered eagles, the developers failed to do so.
  * 40% of the GPS tracked Golden Eagles in eastern North America spent
time within 10 miles of the project area.
  * The developer hired incompetent surveyors to record raptors. No
Broad-winged Hawks were recorded in September when they are the most
numerous and visible raptor in the sky. Broad-winged Hawks were
recorded in early March a month before they arrived in New York.
These are not the only troubling data.
  * The developer failed to adequately survey peaks of the spring and
fall Golden Eagle migration.  Only 4 days were covered in November
2012, and only one of those days had NW winds. Only 2 days were
covered during the first 2 weeks of March - a spring migration peak.
  * No winter surveys were done. Winter risk assessment was based upon
their faulty migration data.


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[cayugabirds-l] eagles

2012-12-10 Thread Susan Fast
After our morning walk yesterday, I mentioned to the wife that the day
looked great for migrating eagles.  I predicted that Franklin Mtn. would
have 15 goldens.  So after a long coffee break, I set up in the field across
the road from our house.   Shortly thereafter, about 1130, a BALD EAGLE
soared over.  It had an all-white tail with the head still brown.  Then a
group of 4 RED-TAILED HAWKS floated by.  I took half an hour off for lunch,
returning to the field at 1300 and immediately a juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE
flapped and sailed by, quite low.  I had to quit at 1400 to attend a
birthday party.  So I was very surprised this morning to see that Franklin
Mtn. recorded no birds at all yesterday.  So much for my Oneonta
predictions.  

 

Steve Fast

Brooktondale


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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles 7/1 - and just how many RH woodpeckers are there in Aurora?

2011-07-02 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Hi,

  Thanks to all for suggestions on the best places for eagles - we 
did succeed yesterday.  As many suggested, we drove up the east side of 
Cayuga, stopping first to watch the Red-Headed Woodpeckers at the 
intersection of Poplar Road  Rte 90.  We had a late start and didn't 
get to Aurora until after 11 AM, but as soon as we got out of the car I 
heard the distinctive q from two different spots in the black 
walnuts around the famous sycamore tree.  Soon there were multiple views 
of two adult RHWO flying around in those trees, and many chatter calls.  
Then both birds flew across Rte 90 to the lakeside of the road, where 
they spent periods in the grass and on tree trunks and a utility pole.  
They generously provided long close looks for the 45 minutes we were 
there, staying mostly on the west side of Rte 90.  We did not always 
have both birds in view, but usually did, and did not see them ever land 
on any part of the sycamore tree.  We finally left, the birds still in 
clear view, and the kids very impressed with their beauty.  Needless to 
say, these are not birds they see in France!

 Our next stop was the Bet the Farm store in the village, where we 
mentioned to the proprietors we had been seeing the RH Woodpeckers at 
Poplar Ridge Road.  The pleasant man said oh, there are some there, too? 
He had been watching a pair daily this spring as they went in and out of 
their nest hole while he waited with his son there at the school bus 
stop - near where _Wells_ Road came into Rte 90!  I asked if perhaps he 
meant Red Bellied Woodpecker, which has a red head, and he said 'no, I'm 
from Alabama, I've seen RH Woodpeckers all my life - they really aren't 
as much like RB Woodpeckers as Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers are.  Well, 
shut my mouth!  He said this nest tree was between Rte 90 and the lake, 
very close to where Wells Rd meets Rte 90.  Looking at a map, this would 
be about 2/3 mile from Poplar Ridge, and it seems unlikely but not 
impossible that we all would be watching a pair consistently by Poplar 
Ridge Road, and it actually would be nesting 2/3 mile north ... so are 
there perhaps two pair of RH Woodpeckers in Aurora?

 Traveling north from Aurora, we saw many osprey, including a pair 
several miles south of the north end of the lake, soaring over their 
nest on a platform just east of Rte 90.  At mud lock my young friend Zak 
found an adult eagle in a tree where we watched it for a half-hour but 
it was not inclined to fly.  We went up to Armitage Rd but it was well 
past noon at this point and the eagles surely were at their siesta - at 
any rate, they weren't in evidence.  Zak did find a pellet that had been 
cast by some raptor while we scanned the surrounding area for eagles.  
Moving on, we watched another pair of osprey with at least one chick in 
an active nest on 520, not far east of Rte 89.  When we got to the 
visitor center, there were reports of multiple immature eagles on the 
Wildlife Drive eating carp, but we had a hungry 7 year old with us, as 
well as the 10 year old eagle lover, so we headed for the Finger Lakes 
Creamery for a late lunch and ice cream dessert.

 That evening, back in Ovid, while canoeing on Seneca Lake with my 
husband, Zak looked up and spotted a mature bald eagle flying overhead.  
They got a clear view as it passed overhead.  They had not brought 
binoculars but my husband said the bird was fairly low and they got 
excellent looks.  We see eagles in the area a few times a year, usually 
immature - how wonderful that this bird swung by today!

 I had told Zak of all the help people on this list gave us and the 
first thing he said when he got back was, you have to tell the internet 
about our eagle.  So I have.

 Thanks again for all your help in making this a very memorable day 
for Zak and the rest of us, too!

Alicia



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[cayugabirds-l] eagles, shorebirds, etc

2011-07-02 Thread Dave Nutter
Today (Sat 2 July) I went to the Montezuma area with Gary Kohlenberg and Ann Mitchell. On our way north mid-morning we paused at Mud Lock at the north end of Cayuga Lake. The Bald Eagle nest atop the high-tension power line pylon west of the lock appeared unoccupied, but one fledgling BALD EAGLE was in the crown of a nearby tall dead tree. On our way south late afternoon we paused on Maplewood Rd, Town of Ulysses, Tompkins County to look at the hard-to-see Bald Eagle nest whose 2 young were reported to have fledged (first flown, anyway) a few days ago. We saw one juvenile BALD EAGLE on a branch adjacent to the nest. This is not necessarily a contradiction, as it may have flown and returned. We did not see a second youngster. The one we saw called at times, but we may have heard 2 Bald Eagles calling at a time when we could not see any. We also saw one adult flying overhead which did not appear to be carrying anything. It's also not clear whether it perched in the area before or after we saw it in flight, but it does seem that the nest and this young have not been abandoned yet. At Montezuma NWR we did not get out at the visitor center, so who knows what lurks in the lush vegetation of that sometimes pond. PURPLE MARTINS were busy around the nest boxes, a female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was at the feeder, and WARBLING and YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS and a LEAST FLYCATCHER sang from the woods. We saw very few waterfowl on the Main Pool, just CANADA GEESE families with adolescent offspring, the domestic Greylag goose, looking like an inflated floating toy, and a family of WOOD DUCKS with adolescent offspring. Tschache Pool was another grassland with half a dozen distant TRUMPETER SWANS in adult plumage. An immature BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON flew overhead toward Mays Point Pool. A WILLOW FLYCATCHER sang near the tower.Mays Point Pool had 3 GREAT EGRETS, a COMMON MOORHEN, a few adolescent WOOD DUCKS, a single adult TUNDRA SWAN, and lots of GREAT BLUE HERONS. By the parking lot we saw a female YELLOW WARBLER feeding a fledgling BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.SHOREBIRD REPORT:From East Road south of the formal overlook we saw many distant LESSER YELLOWLEGS and a couple each of KILLDEER and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, one BLACK TERN, 5 CASPIAN TERNS, several RING-BILLED GULLS, and a large group of molting/eclipse ducks preening and sleeping in vegetation, backlit, with heat shimmer, about a half mile away. This group included MALLARDS, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN WIGEON and probably other species. We were unable to find the recently reported Dowitchers, Least Sandpipers, or Greater Yellowlegs. END OF SHOREBIRD REPORT.At Railroad Road we had close looks at 3 BLACK TERNS There were also a distant adult and immature COMMON MOORHEN, a family of TRUMPETER SWANS including 5 downy young, 2 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, 3 KILLDEER, and the sounds of MARSH WRENS, SWAMP SPARROWS, INDIGO BUNTING, YELLOW WARBLER, and more (but no bitterns of any ilk). At Morgan Rd the DEC's stubble field in which Ann  I recently found a singing Vesper Sparrow has been plowed and disked (a single adult EUROPEAN STARLING foraged in it followed by a begging fledgling BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD). but we found a VESPER SPARROW in the weedy field across the street. If anybody understands what the operation in this field is with the long hose and the tank truck of (apparently) liquid manure, please let me know off list. We were puzzled. At the end of the road we saw a female AMERICAN KESTREL poking its head out of the nest box, with colors and patterns similar to the grain of the wood. We also stopped at the corral at Martens Tract which was nice, but I was hot and tired and don't recall anything exciting. We did see quite a few immature BALD EAGLES and at least one adult in the Montezuma area, and quite a few OSPREYS, some at nests, some in flight, plus lots of other locally breeding birds. Sorry, I'm not listing them.--Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Mud Lock

2011-06-29 Thread Alicia Plotkin

Hi,

I have a young (10 yr old) friend visiting from France who is not a 
birder but who is interested in seeing an adult Bald Eagle this week.  
Are the mud lock eagles still in the general area of the nest?  Are any 
other adult eagles likely to give good looks and, if so, what's the best 
place to check?  He is only here for a few days and it probably isn't 
worth the drive from Ithaca to Montezuma - even with a stop at 
Fingerlakes Creamery! - unless there is a fairly good chance of getting 
an eagle close enough for good binocular looks (we don't have a scope).


 Thanks for any advice, even if it is that this isn't likely to pan 
out for him!


Alicia

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[cayugabirds-l] eagles at Black Creek

2011-01-27 Thread Dave Spier
There have been sporadic reports of Bald Eagles at Black Creek where it exits 
the Montezuma Marshes west of Savannah, NY.  Yesterday (Jan. 26) there were 2 
adults and one was dragging a large fish, probably a carp, across the ice.  It 
left a reddish-pink stain on the ice next to a small strip of open water easily 
visible from the Rt. 31 bridge just west of Messner Rd.  There's a photo at 
http://montezumabirding.webs.com/raptors.htm 
Dave Spier
Montezuma Audubon Center


  
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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles' nest - Michigan Hollow Road

2010-04-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but a pair of Bald  
Eagles has built a nest on one of the wooded islands in the North  
Spencer Marsh. My neighbor Jay Reed emailed me about it several weeks  
ago, but I was in Puerto Rico at the time, and I've only this evening  
gotten around to checking it out. It's visible from a spot along rte  
34 about 900' south of Mandeville's vegetable stand, but it's much  
closer and easier to watch from Michigan Hollow Road along the SE  
edge of the marsh. Both parents were present while I was there, and  
tending to something in the nest (turning eggs, perhaps?), but I  
didn't see any eaglets. One of the cool things about this nesting is  
that the pair constructed the nest right in the midst of a heronry,  
and the herons are all on their nests surrounding the eagles.


-Geo

Geo Kloppel,  West Danby





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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles' nest - Michigan Hollow Road

2010-04-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
Apologies if this has been mentioned before (and double apologies if this
message comes through twice - I'm breaking in a new email address!), but a
pair of Bald Eagles has built a nest on one of the wooded islands in the
North Spencer Marsh. My neighbor Jay Reed emailed me about it several weeks
ago, but I was in Puerto Rico at the time, and I've only this evening gotten
around to checking it out. It's visible from a spot along rte 34 about 900'
south of Mandeville's vegetable stand, but it's much closer and easier to
watch from Michigan Hollow Road along the SE edge of the marsh. Both parents
were present while I was there, and tending to something in the nest
(turning eggs, perhaps?), but I didn't see any eaglets. One of the cool
things about this nesting is that the pair constructed the nest right in the
midst of a heronry, and the herons are all on their nests surrounding the
eagles.

-Geo

Geo Kloppel,  West Danby

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[cayugabirds-l] eagles ducks, southwest Cayuga Lake

2010-02-21 Thread Dave Nutter
This afternoon I took a brief bike trip to the southwest corner of Cayuga Lake. 
 I had to stop enroute at Cass Park to identify a raptor circling high over 
West Hill: an immature BALD EAGLE.  Later from my vantage on the west shore of 
the lake I watched an adult BALD EAGLE fly from the vicinity of the white 
lighthouse west to the Hog Hole.  It was carrying an unidentified piece of 
carrion with strips of apparent skin dangling and meat showing, and it appeared 
to try to take a bite in flight.  It was followed for awhile by several hopeful 
(or possibly aggrieved) gulls.  

The only gulls I could discern in flight, on the water, or on the ice were the 
usual RING-BILLED, HERRING, and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS.

Waterfowl on the lake included CANADA GEESE, GADWALL (few, mainly swimming near 
ice edge), AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, MALLARD (plenty in water and loafing on shore), 
REDHEAD (predominant), CANVASBACK, GREATER  LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED DUCK (a 
few males), BUFFLEHEAD (I think 2 males and 2 females in with Aythya), COMMON 
GOLDENEYE (out on lake), COMMON MERGANSER (at least 1 male out on lake), RUDDY 
DUCK (at least 1 winter male and 2 females in with Aythya).   

Among birds in brush around nearby feeders I heard a possible PINE SISKIN once 
but could not confirm it.  Elaina, keep your eyes open for it!
--Dave Nutter

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Mud Lock

2010-02-06 Thread Kathy Strickland

Lynn Bergmeyer and I birded down the east side of Cayuga Lake today. Steve Fast 
reported much of what we saw. (We missed some of his finds.) We did see two 
BALD EAGLES in the trees near the nest at Mud Lock. Many TUNDRA SWANS along the 
ice shelf of the channel between there and Black Bridge. In Union Springs, a 
single SNOW GOOSE on Mill Pond (Rte 90) among the CANADA GEESE and other 
waterfowl, and a HOODED MERGANSER as well as the pale duck (see Fritzie 
Blizzard's post) on Factory Pond (Factory Street). It was interesting that the 
rafts of REDHEADS on the lake were relatively small yet characteristically 
dense.

 

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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Mud Lock

2010-02-06 Thread Kathy Strickland

Lynn Bergmeyer and I birded down the east side of Cayuga Lake today. Steve Fast 
reported much of what we saw. (We missed some of his finds.) We did see two 
BALD EAGLES in the trees near the nest at Mud Lock. Many TUNDRA SWANS along the 
ice shelf of the channel between there and Black Bridge. In Union Springs, a 
single SNOW GOOSE on Mill Pond (Rte 90) among the CANADA GEESE and other 
waterfowl, and a HOODED MERGANSER as well as the pale duck (see Fritzie 
Blizzard's post) on Factory Pond (Factory Street). It was interesting that the 
rafts of REDHEADS on the lake were relatively small yet characteristically 
dense.

 

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