Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Worm-eating Warbler

2022-05-12 Thread Brad Walker
For anyone interested in trying for the bird, it seems to be sticking to the north "ravine" area right on the trail. I walked towards the rec way and didn't have luck, but on my way back to the car the bird was right over the trail foraging very low and singing sporadically. It was mostly giving

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Worm-eating Warbler

2022-05-12 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
From Brad Walker: "The worm-eating is now singing and foraging very low over the path near where it was originally reported. Foraging and singing an alternate song low in a Hawthorn.” Sincerely, Chris T-H On May 12, 2022, at 10:06 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes mailto:c...@cornell.edu>>

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Worm-eating Warbler

2022-05-12 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I haven’t yet seen this posted here, and I’ve not had time to go birding much at the Hawthorn Orchard, but today a WORM-EATING WARBLER was found by Jasdev. The bird was seen foraging in the Northeast corner/area and singing periodically. This was posted to the GroupMe CayugaRBA by Jay McGowan.

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Monday Morning

2021-05-24 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded for a short while with Melissa Groo, before doing more exploration of the area alone. I ran into Jay McGowan for a bit, plus another individual whose name I didn’t get. Early on, there was a single Veery near the entrance by the softball field, and part-way into the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Sunday Morning

2021-05-23 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Late yesterday, Todd Bittner (Director of the Cornell Botanical Gardens Natural Areas) and I made a last-minute decision to meet up for birding at the Hawthorn Orchard this morning. We birded the area for about 3-1/2 hours this morning. Best birds, but not terribly rewarding, were two

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Saturday Morning

2021-05-23 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Saturday morning (5/22), Scott Anthony and I birded the Hawthorn Orchard for about 2-1/2 hours. The best bird was probably the worst seen: an extremely distant Great Egret in flight over the valley, headed South. It turns out this was a new species seen from this location, which brings the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Canada, Tennessee

2021-05-20 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I made my second trip to the Hawthorn Orchard, from around 9am to 11am. It was getting pretty warm in there by late morning and things were quieting down. It was nice running into and chatting with Ken Kemphues and Stuart Krasnoff along the trails there, where most of the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Black-billed Cuckoos

2021-05-19 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
In a very last-minute decision this morning, I managed to get out today for my first springtime birding, after having been occupied with work-related obligations these past few weeks. I spent about 1h 45m at the very quiet Hawthorn Orchard on this warm and very clear/sunny day, starting around

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 19, 2019

2019-05-19 Thread David Nicosia
Chris, Hopefully it is a cyclical thing. One of our best spots in Broome Co King Street Town of Barker has had more migrants than I have seen in several years. Diversity and numbers are up for most warblers and other neotropical migrants this year. I also have noticed in a few other spots in the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 19, 2019

2019-05-19 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Thanks to Diane Morton, Ken Kemphues, and Paul Anderson for co-leading the Cayuga Bird Club field trip to the Hawthorn Orchard this morning. Another relatively quiet morning, despite favorable overnight conditions. There were many high flying migrating warblers throughout the morning. Please

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Trails Info and Map

2019-05-14 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Good afternoon, birders! I was having an offline conversation about the Hawthorn Orchard trails, descriptions, the desire for a map, etc. and thought it would be helpful to share the following trail descriptions and “map” of the Hawthorn Orchard with the greater birding community. First, a

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Trails

2019-05-10 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Just a note about the Hawthorn Orchard Trails: Tonight, I went back to the Hawthorn Orchard and re-opened the North-South passage along the Eastern edge of the Hawthorn Orchard. This route connects the Northeast corner entrance to the Southeast corner entrance. At the muddy Northeast corner

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 10th

2019-05-10 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I made a quick run through the Hawthorn Orchard in-between the rain showers. Not too much, but a male HOODED WARBLER was very cooperative for me. The Hooded Warbler was located near the Northwest entrance to the Hawthorn Orchard, right off the East Ithaca Recreation Way, along

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: WHIP-POOR-WILL

2018-05-03 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I just received word through the eBird alert system for Tompkins County, that a WHIP-POOR-WILL was flushed by a group of birders bushwhacking through the Hawthorn Orchard around 6:00AM this morning. The bird flushed up, perched, and was seen well by the group. Approximate location was here:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Peter wrote: > I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at > Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot > for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year? > > And how would

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread bob mcguire
Just returned from there. Lots going on. Multiple warbler species plus Wood Thrush. Bob McGuire On May 9, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Peter wrote: > I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at > Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread Peter
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year? And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow? Thanks much. Pete Saracino --

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 2 May 2017 - Golden-winged Warbler

2017-05-02 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, while birding the Hawthorn Orchard, I came upon a silently foraging adult male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER. This bird was located in the Southwest portion of the Hawthorn Orchard, about 100 yards to the East of the single shagbark hickory tree in the SW area. After messaging the Cayuga

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 20, 2016

2016-05-20 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Just a really quick note. The Hawthorn Orchard was initiatilaly devoid of migrants. Eventually, by about 7:20, birds started arriving via the SW corner from the West (from wherever they roost). Wood Thrushes have become much more territorial IN the Hawthorn Orchard, which is nice. First time in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 17, 2016 - 16 Warbler Species

2016-05-17 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
I can add to Chris’s Hawthorn list 2 Wilson’s warblers and 2 bay breasted warblers. One of the Wilson’s warblers was called in by Chris’s spishing in the brush in the Southwest section (at least I assume it was Chris - I didn’t actually see him); the other was in the ravine in the northwest

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 17, 2016 - 16 Warbler Species

2016-05-17 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Hawthorn Orchard May 17, 2016 07:25 Traveling 1.50 miles 90 Minutes All birds reported? Yes Comments: I didn't expect to encounter much this morning, so was pleasantly surprised with the abundance of birds foraging throughout the Hawthorn Orchard. There appears to be plenty of food now

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2016-05-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
In addition to the birds Bob and Chris saw this morning I can add Indigo Buntings, Common Yellowthroats, Magnolia, Blue-winged Warbler and one Lawrence's Warbler singing a blue-winged song. Gary On May 13, 2016, at 11:36 AM, bob mcguire wrote: The area was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2016-05-13 Thread David Nicosia
I noticed on radar that the bird echoes dropped of after sunrise (which is typical) and THEN the rain came. So there was no major grounding of birds that occurred overnight. On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 11:34 AM, bob mcguire wrote: > The area was fairly quiet when I

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2016-05-13 Thread bob mcguire
The area was fairly quiet when I entered from Mitchell Street around 6 this morning. Several LEAST and a GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER were calling close to the E.I. Rec-way. As I progressed east I was surrounded by four singing WOOD THRUSHES and then at least six GRAY CATBIRDS. A YELLOW WARBLER was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 10, 2016

2016-05-10 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Cool observation of the White-crowned Sparrows. Below is the BNA excerpt describing something similar. Since these birds aren't on their breeding grounds, this must be practice? Maybe the two males you saw are actually good buddies travelling together and its kind of like a sparring match at the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 10, 2016

2016-05-10 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, it was significantly colder than yesterday morning at the same time. Fewer birds in general (except for White-throated Sparrows) and fewer warbler species. A single Blue-winged Warbler was singing incessantly from near the middle of the Hawthorn Orchard throughout much of my time

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 9, 2016

2016-05-09 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Today was a cold but nice morning to be at the Hawthorn Orchard. I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of many neotropical migrants in at least a few different flocks. Highlights include: 12 species of warblers, 21 Ruby-crowned Kinglets (everywhere), and at least 42 White-throated

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 16, 2015

2015-05-16 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I apologize for the brevity, but I wanted to at least share this morning's list. Excellent morning with highlight being singing Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, and Black-billed Cuckoo; and a non-vocal Mourning Warbler. I'll add details to my eBird list later. Good birding! Sincerely,

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 15 May 2015

2015-05-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
: Friday, May 15, 2015 11:35 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 15 May 2015 Just a quick note from today's visit. I didn't devote as much time actively birding today as I have on past days. But, it was a nice morning nonetheless. Others may post additional birds which

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 15 May 2015

2015-05-15 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Just a quick note from today’s visit. I didn’t devote as much time actively birding today as I have on past days. But, it was a nice morning nonetheless. Others may post additional birds which I did not see or hear. Again, if you visit the Hawthorn Orchard, please submit your sightings into

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-13 Thread Asher Hockett
That it was close to the ground is another pretty typical Mourning clue. On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 7:31 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: It sounded like typical Mourning Warbler to me, a low-pitched, burry chorry-chorry-che-che-chew repeatedly sung. I kept looking for the bird as it

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-12 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I was delayed arriving here on such a great morning, but managed to bird here for a short while before needing to leave. I know I missed many good birds and numbers of birds that others have already posted about, or will be posting about. Most notable for me was the amazing quantity of CAPE MAY

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-12 Thread Dave Nutter
I stayed longer than other birders and got drenched by the shower, but afterward I heard a persistently singing (but hiding) MOURNING WARBLER low in the vegetation in the north central area. Earlier I may have also heard a NASHVILLE WARBLER north of the ravine, which others reported. Here's my

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-12 Thread Dave Nutter
It sounded like typical Mourning Warbler to me, a low-pitched, burry chorry-chorry-che-che-chew repeatedly sung. I kept looking for the bird as it moved around, but apparently it stayed within 2 feet of the ground in thick vegetation. I briefly glimpsed the bird as it crossed the path, but got

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-12 Thread Nancy Cusumano
WE are going to try tomorrow morning before work. Will the cooler temp (45) slow them down early? Cayuga Dog Rescue has saved more than 500! dogs since 2005! Learn more at cayugadogrescue.org On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 6:47 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: I stayed longer than other

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 12 May 2015 - Fantastic!

2015-05-12 Thread Brad Walker
Dave, was the Mourning Warbler singing a typical song? Scott and I had a Chestnut-sided we would have sworn was a Mourning until we got a look at it in that same area. - Brad On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 6:50 PM Nancy Cusumano nancycusuman...@gmail.com wrote: WE are going to try tomorrow morning

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Monday

2015-05-11 Thread bob mcguire
I got there a bit before 7 this morning, immediately ran into Stu Krasnoff and shortly thereafter Sudan Danskin, Laura Ton, and Marjolein (sp?). Together we observed and listened to a wonderful variety of migrants: multiple Tennessee Warblers, 3 Bay-breasted Warblers foraging in a group, 2

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Monday

2015-05-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Bob, you wrote: I almost forgot - we got good looks at a single Blackpoll Warbler. This normally signals the end of spring migration. How many days do we have left?? The trouble with the Blackpoll benchmark is that at least a few Blackpolls pass through here early (10th of May!), though

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 10 May 2015

2015-05-10 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Very pleasant morning with nice views of good birds. Met up with Jay McGowan and we slowly worked our way around the Hawthorn Orchard; later, I made another quick pass through, adding some individuals. This may yet become another memorable year at the Hawthorn Orchard, depending upon what

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 8 May 2015

2015-05-08 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Good morning! I stopped by the Hawthorn Orchard this morning a tad later than yesterday. Ran into Nancy, Holly and Tom, and Jackie and Phil. Dynamic, relatively quiet, got quieter as the sun got higher and the heat began to intensify. Northeast corner around maple treetops seemed most active.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 8 May 2015

2015-05-08 Thread Tom Hoebbel
It was our first trip to Hawthorn this year and very worthwhile. In addition to Chris' list we heard a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER repeatedly in the NE corner of the orchard before he arrived. Also we say a GREEN HERON as we arrived around 7AM. ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2014-05-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today I spent a couple of hours at Hawthorn in the morning. Mostly it was quiet except for the singing Tennessee warblers. My counts were as follows; Through out the orchard at various locations Tennessee at 7 Most of the other warblers I found in an oak tree near the North west

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2014-05-18 Thread bob mcguire
Susan Danskin and I had a similar experience in the Hawthorns this morning. When we walked in along the north trail, everything was quiet (except for the ever-present Catbirds). All of a sudden we began to hear TENNESSEE WARBLERS from some 100' south of the trail. When we got to them, we found

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 18, 2014

2014-05-18 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I had pretty much the same experience and impression as others this morning. Most birds were in an extremely tight flock in the Northwest corner. As soon as you found them, you had maybe 5 minutes before they were gone. With some work, you could relocate the flock. This flock held two

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard this morning

2014-05-17 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
Things were fairly quiet, but when I arrived at 8:15, the sun was out and there were at least 6 TENNESSEE WARBLERS singing in the vicinity of the northeast corner. Shortly after that, it clouded up and the Tennessees fell silent for the most part. In the middle of the orchard toward the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard this morning

2014-05-17 Thread Karen Steffy
From: bounce-115588025-25410...@list.cornell.edu bounce-115588025-25410...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Anne Marie Johnson annemariejohn...@frontiernet.net Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:58 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard this morning

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 17, 2014

2014-05-17 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I didn't get over to the Hawthorn Orchard until later this afternoon. Pleasantly cooperative mixed flock found with some effort. Minimal singers, with the exception of the Tennessee Warblers. Alder Flycatcher was about on time, first of the season for me. Good birding! Sincerely, Chris T-H

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 16, 2014

2014-05-16 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Very wet and cool morning…but, I cannot complain about the rain. Bring mud boots and rain pants if you intend to walk in and around the Hawthorn Orchard in the coming days. Sincerely, Chris T-H Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY May 16, 2014 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s)

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 15, 2014

2014-05-15 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Tennessee Warblers have certainly arrived. Only male Tennessee Warblers were seen/heard today, singing vociferously throughout the Hawthorn Orchard. I did not locate any definitive females. Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY May 15, 2014 7:32 AM - 8:48 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s)

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 14, 2014

2014-05-14 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Went to the Hawthorn Orchard early this morning and didn't expect much, given the cool temps and blustery winds from the SE. As it turns out, things picked up by about the time I needed to leave, probably as a result of the sun coming out. The first highlight was hearing and then observing two

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014-05-14 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This is a little delayed, but is an interesting comparison to today. Best bird yesterday was a softly singing and scolding, brightly-colored, male PHILADELPHIA VIREO in the very Northeast corner of the Hawthorn Orchard. Jay McGowan and Livia Santana were already observing it as I was walking

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2014-05-12 Thread Kenneth J. Kemphues
Hawthorn Orchard between 8-9AM was fairly quiet. 1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on the South side gravel trail; 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER in the brush where the trail opens up into the field, and BAY BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN and NASHVILLE on the Northwest end in the open area just off the recreation trail.

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard in the morning

2014-05-11 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Yesterday in my email I forgot to note two more warblers in the HO BLACK-THROATED GREEN (2) and an OVENBIRD singing in the middle of the orchard. So that makes it to 13 species of warblers! Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 16 Warblers; 5 Vireos

2014-05-09 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY May 9, 2014 7:27 AM - 9:41 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments: Really good morning and enjoyable to witness the continued daytime stream of nocturnally migrating warblers, calling as they flew overhead. Early on, most birds were in willows and

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchard south-west end

2013-09-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I spent a couple of hours in the morning (10.30 to 12.30 hr) in the Hawthorn Orchard, but saw most of the birds in the poplars and ashes grove of south west. The group consisted of several Magnolia several Yellow-rumps 3 Black-throated greens 1 Pine Warbler 1 Nashville feeding

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchard south-west end

2013-09-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-108076890-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 1:19 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchard south-west end Hi all, I spent a couple of hours in the morning (10.30

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Park Preserve

2013-05-02 Thread Christopher Wood
We spent about an hour migration watching from between the Hawthorn Orchard and tennis courts on the east side this morning and had a few birds. Highlights included Eastern Kingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and some nice patch birds like Purple Martin, Chimney Swift, Red-brested Nuthatch and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Park Preserve

2013-05-02 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I can add to this list a single Great Crested Flycatcher calling to the NW of the Hawthorns and a single quiet skulking Brown Thrasher just at the SW corner. There was a flock of 4-6 White-throated Sparrows working the bushes along the stream to the South of the Hawthorns and a single Swamp

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: *Thursday* AM

2013-04-19 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I realize this is a bit late, but wanted to get this out there anyway, in case anyone wanted to go see some Fox Sparrows that may still be in the area. Yesterday morning from about 7:30am to 8:30am, there were still 5+ FOX SPARROWS in the brambles section down in the North ravine from the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: Fox Sparrows

2013-04-17 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard (Northeast Ithaca, up on East Hill, just to the Southwest of the intersection of Pine Tree Rd., Ellis Hollow Rd. and Mitchell Street, behind the Reis Tennis Center) from about 7:30am to 8:30am, kind of hoping for something unusual or really

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 21 May 2012 - Quiet

2012-05-21 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Another quiet morning at the Hawthorn Orchard. I was there from 5:30am to 7:15am Highlight was a single migrant Alder Flycatcher singing its re-beeer song. This bird was down in the Western portion of the middle of the Hawthorn Orchard. Also, at 5:30am, a single Cooper's Hawk came flying across

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 18 May 2012 Very Quiet

2012-05-18 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I birded the Hawthorn Orchard area this morning from about 7:45am to 8:30am. It was another quiet morning there. Only one likely migratory individual, a female Black-throated Blue Warbler. As evidenced by the foraging behavior of this individual, the food resources in the Hawthorn Orchard are

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 16 May 2012 - Quiet - Ad. Male Orchard Oriole

2012-05-16 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I was at the Hawthorn Orchard, giving it a little more time, from 7:30am to 8:45am. It was dreadfully quiet; however, a single singing adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE made up for that. This bird was frequenting the trees and bushes along the West side of the South Rugby Field (West of

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 15 May 2012 - Very Quiet

2012-05-15 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, from about 7:30 to 8:00am, there was very little activity, except from local birds. Possible migrant arrival Common Yellowthroats. I'm fairly certain that the Wood Thrush has departed from the site. Female and male American Redstarts were in the North ravine. At least five Common

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 13 and 14 May 2012 - Devoid of Migrants

2012-05-14 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
The past couple of mornings, the Hawthorn Orchard has been devoid of migrants. It was unnervingly quiet today and yesterday. It certainly appears that most migrants in the area have moved on and have not been replaced by anything new coming in from the South. The Wood Thrush that was holding an

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 13 and 14 May 2012 - Devoid of Migrants

2012-05-14 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Yesterday (Sunday, 5/13) our SFO group made a quick stop at the Hawthord Orchards at ~7:20am, where we heard a CANADA WARBLER singing in the NE corner (near the white house), saw a female BLACK-AND-WHITE WABLER, near the NE entrances, and saw/heard a BLUE-HEADED VIREO in that NE forest/ravine. We

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 12 May 2012 (Orchard Oriole adult male)

2012-05-12 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I met up with Katy Payne, who joined me for a couple of early morning hours of birding. We birded the relatively quiet but peaceful Hawthorn Orchard from about 5:45am to 7:45am. Best bird was a single adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE that sang one explosive song just as we were getting

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 11 May 2012 - Beautiful AM, Relatively Quiet (8 Warbler sp.)

2012-05-11 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard on East Hill in Ithaca, NY from about 8:15am until about 9:15am. It was a very nice morning to be out and about, but it was relatively quiet bird-wise. The sunshine definitely brought out some song by some birds early on, but it got quiet as the time

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 10 May 2012 - Fall-like Birding - 9 Warbler sp., Philly Vireo

2012-05-10 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Today was like birding after a late September cold front. It was overcast. It was cold. It was dark. It was breezy. Initially, it was very quiet. Birds were primarily giving flight notes and were foraging in very tight groups. I was at the Hawthorn Orchard from about 7:15am to 8:30am. By about

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 9 May 2012 (New Wave, but not a fall-out - 14 Warbler sp.)

2012-05-09 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I was at the Hawthorn Orchard (on the East Hill of Ithaca, NY) from about 7:30am to 9:00am. Ran into several birders, including Chris Wood and Jessie Barry with visitors from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) – Andy Clements (Director of BTO), Andy Musgrove (Director of

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 8 May 2012 - Rainy and Quiet

2012-05-08 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I decided to check out the Hawthorn Orchard, in the event of a potential fallout, despite the drizzle and wind. I birded there from about 8:00am to 8:45am. Highlights are below: 1 GREEN HERON (likely built a nest, growls heard and bird later seen in flight, SW corner near

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 7 May 2012 (Quieter, 9 Warbler sp. - Wilson's Warbler)

2012-05-07 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Today, I was at the Hawthorn Orchard from about 7:45 to 8:45am. Very quiet start to the hour I was there. In part due to the cloud cover. Seems birds are less vocal when it's really cloudy in the morning. Birds seemed to become most active in the final 15 minutes of my time there. The most

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 6 May 2012 (10 Warbler Species)

2012-05-06 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
I got a late start to the Hawthorn Orchard today...was there from about 10:45am to about 1:15pm. Much of my birding was done with Rick Lightbod, while remaining stationary at one spot just South of the Northeast corner, and later a little bit with Kristin Hodge. Upon arrival, the warblers were

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5 May 2012 (11 Warbler Species, plus 1 hybrid)

2012-05-05 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Today, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard (East Hill of Ithaca) from about 8:45am to 11:45am. For most of the time there, I was birding along with Matt Medler and his girlfriend Diane. Due to the relatively cold temperatures, it was fairly quiet until it warmed up and the warblers began to arrive.

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 4 May 2012 (16+ Warbler Species)

2012-05-04 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Today, I birded at the Hawthorn Orchard from about 8:45am to 11:15am. It was a really nice day there! This was my first visit with migration in full swing. I was out of town Tuesday through very early this morning, so missed the big fallout over the prior days. Here's a run-down of what I

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard revisited

2012-05-04 Thread Ann Mitchell
It was another fantastic day at the orchard. I was there from 10:00 - 12:00 A.M. I tried to count numbers of each species, but it didn't quite work.(sorry Chris) They were moving around too much. Anyway, there seemed to be a number of birds in just about every tree. It was a real treat! As Gary

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Today

2012-05-03 Thread Evan Barrientos
37 Species, 12 warblers. 2 PINE WARBLERS. Evan B Begin forwarded message: From: do-not-re...@ebird.org Date: May 3, 2012 12:27:11 PM EDT To: emb...@cornell.edu Subject: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard, May 3, 2012 Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY May 3, 2012 10:20 AM - 11:50 AM

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 3:

2012-05-03 Thread Dave Nutter
My dozen warbler species were different from Evan's, so add Ovenbird, Orange-crowned Warbler and Blackburnian Warbler to today's Hawthorn Orchard list.--Dave NutterBegin forwarded message:From: do-not-re...@ebird.orgDate: May 03, 2012 1:40:37 PMTo: nutter.d...@mac.comSubject: eBird Report -

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 3:

2012-05-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'm confessing that I officially love the Hawthorn Orchard during migration ! I've only been able to get there in late afternoon yesterday and today, but still had 46 and 51 total species with 15 different Warblers. I missed some warblers, like Orange-crowned and Ovenbird, so 20+ warbler

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 3:

2012-05-03 Thread geokloppel
Not to detract in any way from the spectacularly magnetic Hawthorn Orchard, but I too found 15 warbler species today, without moving more than 1000 feet from my house, and probably could have made it 20 without leaving the greater West Danby area. There are lots of birds around! -Geo --

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Checklist Today

2012-05-02 Thread Evan Barrientos
45 species total, 15 warbler species, excellent day. Evan B Begin forwarded message: From: do-not-re...@ebird.org Date: May 2, 2012 3:37:20 PM EDT To: emb...@cornell.edu Subject: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard, May 2, 2012 Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY May 2, 2012 7:40 AM - 8:50 AM

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - Sunday 4/22/2012

2012-04-22 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
After returning from the Savannah Mucklands area this morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard on East Hill in Ithaca (located between Pine Tree Road, Mitchell Street, and the East Ithaca Recreation Way) from about 9:45 to 11:00am. It was fairly quiet, in part due to the cold, windy, damp

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/27/2011 - Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Oil

2011-05-27 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard from about 7:00am to 8:45am. It was really quiet, but I was please to find two YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS actively foraging and sporadically calling and chasing each other around. I have placed a handful of recordings up on SoundCloud, including the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/23/2011 - NO Warblers

2011-05-23 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Today, from 5:30am to 6:30am, I did not encounter any transient migrants in the Hawthorn Orchard. It could have been that I was just there too early, but I certainly suspect that all have picked up and migrated North with the Southerly winds we've been having. The only potential transient migrant

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard is very birdy

2011-05-21 Thread 6073515740
Hawthorn Orchard is very birdy today. TONS Blackpolls, lots Bay-breasted, still Tennessees. -- Chris T-H -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard 5/21

2011-05-21 Thread Gordon Bonnet
Carol I spent a pleasant hour and a half birding at the Hawthorn Orchard this morning. Highlights: Awesome views of a singing Wood Thrush More Blackpolls and Tennessee Warblers than I could keep track of Great looks at a singing Bay-breasted Warbler Many American Redstarts, Red-eyed Vireos,

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/20/2011 - 21 Warblers - Very Active, Very Muddy

2011-05-20 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
I birded the Hawthorn Orchard today from about 6:30am to 9:30am, again, painful to pull myself away for work. Today, many birders were there enjoying what the Hawthorn Orchard had to offer for the day. Am I keeping a life birder list? Anyway, there was a rare sighting today among those that I

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - Northern Saw-whet Owl Images - 19 May 2011

2011-05-20 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/20/2011 - 21 Warblers - Very Active, Very Muddy I birded the Hawthorn Orchard today from about 6:30am to 9:30am, again, painful to pull myself away for work. Today, many birders were there enjoying what the Hawthorn Orchard had to offer

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - Good birds,

2011-05-19 Thread 6073515740
Hawthorn Orchard - Good birds, better light, no rain, still muddy. MOURNING WARBLER NE corner. Tons of Tennessees. -- Chris T-H -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard , May 19, 2011 - Golden-winged Warbler and more

2011-05-19 Thread Mike Powers
Hi all, I made a lunch-hour run to the Hawthorn Orchard, hoping the excellent variety of songbirds would be active in between rain showers. I was not disappointed (who could be?): when I arrived just after noon there was a cacophony of warbler song as I entered the northeast section of the

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 19 May 2011 - 22 WARBLERS

2011-05-19 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard from about 6:15am to 9:00am. I was joined by Pete Marchetto for a good portion of the morning. While there, I was pleased to see several other area birders in the hawthorns enjoying what the place has to offer. Throughout the morning, I saw or met up

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - WET -

2011-05-18 Thread 6073515740
Hawthorn Orchard - WET - same birds, similar numbers, more evenly dispersed. MOURNING WARBLER at NE corner. -- Chris T-H -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/17/2011 - 17 Warbler species and a Cacophony of Song

2011-05-17 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I birded the Hawthorn Orchard from about 7:15am to 9:30am. While there, I met Heidi Bardy, Beth Bannister, and Mark Scheel. Later, on my way out, I ran into Andy Johnson and Jay McGowan. Really great birding there today. There's a sizeable flock of birds that are slowly moving

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard 8:15

2011-05-14 Thread Alberto Lopez
Swainsons Thrush among same Warblers as yesterday minus the Golden winged. Alberto Lopez Chris Dalton Nancy Chen -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/14/11 - TENNESSEE WARBLERS

2011-05-14 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I hit the Hawthorn Orchard in East Ithaca around 6:30am and I birded there quite thoroughly until about 11:30am. I was joined for a period of time by Larry and Sara Jane Hymes and Stuart Krasnoff. Had the pleasure of meeting some fellow birders while there today. I met Dana and Mamie

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2011-05-13 Thread bob mcguire
I spent from 6:30 until 9:00 am in the Hawthorns this morning and ran into at least 9 other birders! The morning began quietly, with an occasional Tennessee Warbler song, a few yellows and yellowthroats. By 7 - 7:30 the pace picked up markedly. There seemed to be Tennessee Warblers

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/13/11 (11 Warbler species - Lots of Tennessees - 2 Philly Vireos)

2011-05-13 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, I met up with Pete Marchetto, and together we slowly made one round through the Hawthorn Orchard. Briefly ran into Kevin Ripka (good to meet you!).With the winds and lack of sunlight early in the AM, the behavior of birds was very different than the previous days. The diversity

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2011-05-13 Thread bob mcguire
There are two birds I need to add to this morning's Hawthorn list. All of the morning's birds were in the NE corner or along the northern edge of the Orchard. I never got out south into the tangle. NASHVILLE WARBLER 2 BALCK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER This guy was foraging in the flowering

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/12/2011 - 16 1/2 Warblers, Philly Vireo, Pewee, Swainson's Thrush

2011-05-12 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Since I was up early this morning, I decided to head over to the Hawthorn Orchard earlier than expected. I was there birding from 5:30am until 8:15am. Highlights include: EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BREWSTER'S WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard - 5/12/2011 - 16 1/2 Warblers, Philly Vireo, Pewee, Swainson's Thrush

2011-05-12 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
After reviewing my pictures, I realized that I forgot to mention a couple of birds: two, grunting, Common Mergansers that were circling over the Hawthorn Orchard in the pre-dawn twilight, and I had flushed two Green Herons that had been roosting in the Hawthorn Orchard. The Green Herons had

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