[cayugabirds-l] West side Ravens

2019-10-28 Thread Nancy Cusumano
I don't know h ow often you all see Ravens. We have a family up here, see
them pretty much daily so I forget how uncommon they are for most. The
local pair fledged 4 young this year. We see them singly or in pairs
regularly and today one landed in the field across the street, where he was
almost immediately mobbed by Crows.We hear them more than see them.

So if you need a Raven fix, come up to Dubois rd, north end between
Houghton and Kraft. You are likely to see/hear them. Or walk the Black
Diamond Trail.

Nancy

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[cayugabirds-l] West side of the lake field trip

2019-09-30 Thread Ken Haas
HI everyone!

Please join me, Ken Haas, on Sunday, October 6th, for a half-day field trip on 
the west side of the lake. We'll meet at the Ithaca Children’s Garden at 8:00 
am (near the big turtle) to car pool and will return around 12:30 pm. While 
there, we’ll walk up the Black Diamond trail for a short distance, then car 
pool to Allen H. Treman State Marine Park and the Hog Hole fields looking for 
field, water and forest edge birds. We will be walking in wet grass so be sure 
to wear proper footwear. From there it's a short distance to the upper end of 
the Black Diamond trail above Taughannock Falls for a quick walk on the trail. 
We may go other places, depending on available time and the inclination of the 
group. Dress for the weather. Bring a snack and something to drink if you want.

I hope to see you there!

Ken



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[cayugabirds-l] West side Harriers

2018-03-25 Thread Nancy Cusumano
For a week or so, Steve and I have been seeing a Norther Harrier almost
every afternoon when we walk the dogs, no matter which direction we walk,
and I saw one one afternoon looking for snow geese towards Rt 96. We are on
Dubois Rd and walk the Dubois/Albrechston/Krums Corners area. We had
commented that it was unusual to see one so often in our area.

Yesterday, we saw 2 together! Maybe they are a pair? One seemed quite a bit
lighter, so maybe it is a juvenile.  But that could explain why we have
been seeing them so often - that there are 2 of them.

Nancy


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[cayugabirds-l] West side of lake trip - YES

2018-03-03 Thread Ken Haas
HI all,

I was out scouting the roads and we’re good to go for a half-day trip on the 
west side of Cayuga Lake on Sunday, March 4. We'll look for wintering waterfowl 
on the lake as well as winter field birds nearby. We'll meet by the big turtle 
in the Ithaca Children's Garden at 8:00 am for carpooling and expect to return 
at 12:30 pm. Wear warm layers to protect from the cold, windy conditions that I 
expect and bring a snack and something to drink. Bring a scope if you have one. 
If not, we’ll share ours. All are invited to join us on this trip regardless of 
experience level or membership status.

Ken Haas
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[cayugabirds-l] West side Cayuga Lake waterfowl

2018-01-20 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Today I joined Marc Devokaitis and Paul Rodewald for a section of Cayuga
Lake's DEC Waterfowl Survey. We started at Taughannock SP North Point and
went up to Vineyard Rd Ext (just south of Dean's Cove) up the west side of
Cayuga Lake stopping at several small roads as well as CR 141 , Sheldrake
Pt and Wyers Pt and Rd. We were greeted with excellent weather, and
waterfowl numbers seemed high compared to previous years. Here are some
highlights:
1 RED-THROATED LOON visible from Taughannock SP North Point to start the
day, as well as two HORNED GREBES.
Large numbers of REDHEAD in assorted rafts and flocks all along the route,
as well as good numbers of SCAUP, and RING-NECKED DUCKS, and a ton of
COMMON GOLDENEYE, some displaying as well as the ever-present CANADA GEESE,
MALLARDS, and a decent showing of AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were out in force, seen from nearly every stop.
Only a few COMMON MERGANSERS, and a handful of HOODED MERGANSERS seen
throughout the day.
4 COMMON LOONS were all together on one of the small roads between
Frontenac and CR 141.
CR 141 to Sheldrake was quite productive
many aythya, several HORNED GREBE (one pair actively displaying), TUNDRA
SWANS, and MUTE SWANS, as well as
22 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (the most I had ever seen, adult males, 1st winters
and females all present. we tried in vain to turn any of them into a black
or surf scoter) this flock of scoters extended from just south of Sheldrake
point's southern spit north to Sheldrake Point itself. I only reported them
from the CR 141 hotspot, though viewing and parking are likely equally
good, if not better at Sheldrake.
Wyers Point and road added 3 new species for the day
2 AMERICAN COOTS
our only PIED-BILLED GREBE of the day
and the only 3 CANVASBACKS
Other highlights included a handful of SNOW BUNTINGS along the southern
portion of CR 141 leading to the lakeside from RT 89, an AMERICAN KESTRAL
perched somewhere south of Sheldrake (location is lost in the fog of
ducks), a flyover BALD EAGLE adult, and a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on
Kingtown Beach road (which I do not recommend driving down without some
serious AWD capability and good tires). and I turned up one GADWALL at Elm
Beach Rd with a flock of MALLARDS.
An excellent day for being out lakeside and counting the ducks! Thanks
y'all!
Good Birding,
Josh

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[cayugabirds-l] West Side

2015-02-26 Thread Susan Fast
 I checked the west side of Cayuga Lake today.  Taughannock was mostly 
ice-bound, as was Sheldrake south of the point.  Open water north of the point, 
but scoping found only lots of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS.  Poplar Beach was 
good--open water and scoping from one point only, I counted 22 RED-NECKED 
GREBES and 3 COMMON LOONS.  Dean's Cove mostly ice with 3 BALD EAGLES--one with 
what appeared to be a muskrat.    I hope it was not my friend there.   The East 
side of the Lake was mostly open south of the ice edge, but I did not check 
beyond Long Point SP.  I found no grebes at all along the East side--no horned 
grebes at the Wells College Boathouse even.
Steve FastBrooktondale
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] West side of the lake (Saturday)

2014-03-02 Thread Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] West side of the lake

2014-03-01 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave Nutter and I went up the lake starting around 12:15. Our stops were the 
Ithaca Marina (or boat club), Taughannock Park (north side) and Sheldrake.  We 
saw all ducks, except for Northern Shoveler and any teal. No rarities. Dave 
found White-winged Scoters at Taughannock and Sheldrake. A single Ruddy Duck 
was seen at Sheldrake. Of note, there were many gulls at the north end of 
Taughannock plus one Red-necked Grebe that Dave viewed far north. One last 
thing, at Taughannock we saw many Red-breasted Mergansers and also at 
Sheldrake. Personally, I have never seen them in those numbers!

Dave, if I missed something, please post it. All athyas were in abundance.

Forgot to mention- we also saw 4 Bald Eagles at the Marina- two adults and two 
juveniles.  We saw the nest north of Glen Wood Pines, but no eagles present. My 
hunch is that they were on the ice, but...
Good birding, Ann

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[cayugabirds-l] west side Cayuga Lake Sunday

2012-02-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a great afternoon trip up the west side of Cayuga Lake today with Rick 
Bonney and Judy Burrill.  We started at Hogs Hole at 12:45, and as others 
reported were not able to locate the Western Grebe. We did see the 2 
RED-THROATED LOONS together -- an adult and a juvenile, solving a two bird 
theory mystery from the Christmas Bird Count. Judy spotted the male WOOD DUCK 
walking on the gravel beach right below Rt. 89.

Next stop was Poplar Beach, where a HORNED GREBE was very close in (with a 
Common Loon), and 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS out in the middle of the lake, near an 
ISLAND of several thousand SNOW GEESE. The light was spectacular and I could 
make out quite a lot of details on the geese through the scope. I counted about 
10 Blue Geese and another dark goose turned out to be a Canada-type, but was 
smaller than the surrounding Snows - most likely a  CACKLING GOOSE. (a separate 
raft of large Canada Geese was nearby). While we were there, an adult LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL flew by close to shore, heading north to it's regular hangout 
at Dean's Cove.

Along Lower Shore Rd. to Cayuga Lake State Park, spent a lot of time looking 
for Eurasian Wigeon (not successful). Did find 4 close and very obvious 
CACKLING GEESE in the large Canada flock, pretty good numbers of AMERICAN 
WIGEON and GADWALL, with 5 NORTHERN PINTAILS, 2 pairs of RED-BREASTED 
MERGANSERS, and an impressive count of 640 COMMON MERGANSER. (No Redhead or 
other aythea seen on the lake today).

We then headed up to the Chiropractic College to look for the SNOWY OWL. Our 
first scans of the soccer field and adjacent areas came up empty, as did an 
attempt to scan the fields to the west from Bayard Rd. Then as we came back 
through the campus, there was the OWL perched on a treetop at the west edge of 
the soccer field. After allowing great scope views and a few digiscopes, the 
owl flew directly towards us and then banked higher and flew by to the north, 
looking back over it's shoulder at us. It seemed to keep going, fairly high 
over the campus, and looked like it was heading all the way to the lakeshore.

On the way home we stopped along Wycoff Rd. in Ovid and got a clear but distant 
look at a single SHORT-EARED OWL to the west of Rock River Rd. at about 5:15 
PM. A good afternoon, indeed.

KEN


Ken Rosenberg
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] West side of Cayuga Lake, plus Montezuma area

2010-04-17 Thread Matthew Medler
I knew I'd forget something:  a singing House Wren heard several times 
in the Sheldrake area.


Matthew Medler wrote:
I spent the day today (17 April 2010) birding with Tim Lenz, Alberto 
López, and Chris Wiley.  We started at Stewart Park, then headed up the 
west side of Cayuga Lake, and hit a few spots in the Montezuma area. 
Despite the cold, windy conditions, and the occasional rain and sleet, 
we had a nice day of birding.  Here are some of the highlights:


1 Field Sparrow on the Swan Pen trail

Hundreds of migrant swallows flying north along the west side of the 
lake; mostly Tree Swallows, but also a few Barn Swallows, N. 
Rough-winged Swallows, and Purple Martins


3+ singing Pine Warblers in the Sheldrake area, singing from white pines 
in two different yards; there were also 5+ Yellow-rumped Warblers in the 
same area.


2 stunning Long-tailed Ducks and an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at 
Dean's Cove


1 Red-necked Grebe, ~25 Common Loons (on the water), and a few 
Bonaparte's Gulls in Varick


4 Upland Sandpipers at the the Empire Days Fairgrounds in Seneca Falls

1 (early) Solitary Sandpiper at the entrance to Montezuma NWR

13 Lapland Longspurs, 15+ Horned Larks, and 1 Vesper Sparrow, Savannah 
Mucklands


3 continuing American Golden-Plovers, 15 Greater Yellowlegs, 2 Lesser 
Yellowlegs, 1 Dunlin (mostly in breeding plumage), and 60 Wilson's Snipe 
at the end of Van Dyne Spoor Road.  (The railroad crossing is open again.)


Good birding,
Matt Medler
Ithaca

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