[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2021-03-11 Thread Deb Grantham
FOY pair of killdeer in my pasture on Sheffield Road today.

Crow was very busy today carrying twigs and working to break twigs off of 
bushes. I only saw one at a time. Again, Sheffield Road.

Deb


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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2021-03-04 Thread Bill Roberts
While scanning the banks of Salmon Creek this afternoon we spotted two
Killdeer on the Salt Point side of the estuary in Myers Park in Lansing. As
usual there were plenty of Ring-billed Gulls and four Great or Lesser
Black-backed Gulls.

Bill Roberts
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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2020-05-09 Thread Deb Grantham
The killdeer nesting in my riding ring hatched their eggs either yesterday 
evening or early this morning. There were 3 chicks running around with the 
parents today.

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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2020-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
After several years absence, a pair of killdeer are nesting in my sand riding 
ring again. I haven't tried to spot the eggs but one is sitting in the same 
spot for hours on end and this morning did the injured bird routine when my dog 
and I got too close.

They used to nest in the riding ring, then moved across the road to the edge of 
the neighbors gravel driveway.

How long do they take to hatch?

Deb



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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2020-03-26 Thread Deb Grantham
FOY killdeer in my sand riding ring this morning.


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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2020-03-02 Thread Annette Nadeau
My FOY Killdeer is flying low over Rumsey Road here in Trumansburg.
Grackles, too. Bluebirds singing in the background. A Robin is quietly
perched at the top of a tall Maple. Life is good!

Annette

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2019-03-29 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Definitely heard one on IC campus today.

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer and E. Meadowlark

2019-03-14 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
FOY Killdeer calling and FOY Eastern Meadowlark singing- both heard, not seen, 
in the Montezuma Audubon Center fields.

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2019-03-14 Thread Annette Nadeau
My FOY Killdeer just flew over Fish Road in Enfield. Calling.

Annette

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer, Bluebirds, Osprey

2018-04-25 Thread Sandy Wold
All heard and seen at Stewart Park yesterday!  Happy spring!


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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2018-04-09 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Sunday about 9a.m., there was a Killdeer flying across Cayuga View road from
east to west.  One or more have been seen in the same area in past years and
have nested nearby within 100 yds.

Bill McAneny, TBurg


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2018-02-21 Thread Linda Orkin
 Several  Song Sparrows and two Redwings singing at  Sapsucker woods
Ithaca, NY this morning also. And so it begins and makes itself noticed.

Linda Orkin

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 12:21 PM,  wrote:

> In addition to multiple flights of Snows (white and blue) and Canadas last
> night and today, we had one Killdeer sounding off as he flew overhead.
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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2018-02-21 Thread khmo
In addition to multiple flights of Snows (white and blue) and Canadas
last night and today, we had one Killdeer sounding off as he flew
overhead.

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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2017-03-27 Thread Sandy
I heard killdeer flying over Fall Creek and then up near the Pyramid Mall 
yesterday afternoon (Monday)!

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2017-02-24 Thread Annette Nadeau
A Killdeer just flew over my yard, calling, here in Brooktondale.  Song
Sparrow is singing.

Annette
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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2017-02-24 Thread Karen Steffy
A pair of killdeer were in the pasture on Hurd Rd. this morning.   I also heard 
one in the field at the corner of Game Farm Rd. and Route 366.

Karen



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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer at Stewart Park

2016-03-15 Thread Sandy
Three circling high and calling over Boynton Middle School and Renwick Woods 
toward Stewart Park this morning. Thought I heard one last Sunday near the boat 
house
And now confirmed.

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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2016-03-12 Thread marsha kardon
This afternoon at about 3:30 we saw and heard at least two killdeer in the
field on Hopkins Rd near Hayts Rd, FOY for us.  Lots of red winged
blackbirds were calling also.

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2016-02-24 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all,

As I vacated my home this evening at about 10:40, I heard a lone KILLDEER
flying over the corn fields on Hanshaw Road, no doubt brought by the Winds
of Satan that caused the flooding in my home.

Have a dry night!

- Brad

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer @ Myers

2016-01-09 Thread Suan Yong
Don't remember this having been reported at or since the CBC, but there's a 
killdeer in the gravel island of salmon creek by Myers - or there was until the 
hunters started firing nearby. I don't see it anymore, but can hear it calling 
from nearby somewhere.

Also, lots of bluebirds near the salt point entrance.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

2015-03-27 Thread Susan Fast
One recent good description of poses, etc. is the Stokes Nature Guides, Guide 
to Bird Behavior, vol. 2.The original Saunders source is Saunders, Aretas 
Andrews, The Summer Birds of Central New York Marshes  Roosevelt Wild Life 
Bulletin. vol. 3 , pp. 335-475.  1926Also A. C. Bent's Life Histories of North 
American Shorebirds part two.  Originally from the Smithsonian in 1927, Dover 
Publications did a reprint in 1962.
Steve 


 On Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:47 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu 
wrote:
   

 I've seen Killdeer doing this and similar behaviors a number of times early in 
the breeding season. Sometimes in pairs, sometimes several birds together. My 
impression is that it has both territorial and  courtship components. 
Pairs do something similar during a nest scrape display...the male bows, 
spreading his tail and trills constantly when the pair is at one of the nest 
scrapes the male makes when the two are deciding on a nest site.
Here are a couple of photos of this behavior:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Killdeer/Gu7AkHC8sfg8/IALsXWhF3uvM/CzQU3lDkq6SE

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Killdeer/Gu7AkHC8sfg8/I6rJaalHoVTk/CzQU3lDkq6SE

Cool observation!
Marie


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From: bounce-118984747-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-118984747-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Lauren Flesher 
[superduperw...@aim.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:38 AM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

This morning at Myers Point, the group I was with observed two Killdeer 
engaging in what we assumed was a courtship ritual.  They stood on the log at 
the end of the gravel parking lot, back to back, with tails raised high, and 
backed into each other until tails were close to touching.  They then began 
imitating each other, with flicks and dips.  The whole time they were calling 
constantly, so that it sounds like one continuous trill.  No one in our group 
had ever seen the likes of it before, or heard of it.  Unfortunately we had to 
leave before seeing the end of this display, but my curiosity was piqued.

I came home and checked on Birds of North America for more information, and 
found nothing except a small reference to the 1967 paper Prenuptial courtship 
in wintering shorebirds by J.B. Funderburg.  Google searching this paper lead 
me to a website describing the ground courtship displays of Killdeer.  I find 
it quite interesting, so I thought I'd share it with you all!

Found on the website birdsbybent.com.  A 1929 bulletin - 146 (part 2: 202-217) 
- written by Arthur Cleveland Bent for the Smithsonian National Museum.

The most noticeable courtship performances of the killdeer are those that take 
place in the air--the nuptial flight--but those that occur on the ground, 
although less often seen, are also spectacular. Aretas Saunders (1926) thus 
describes the display: Two birds would crouch side by side but facing in 
opposite directions. Then they would droop the tips of the wings so that they 
exposed the ochraceous patch of the lower back, spread the tail, and tip the 
breast forward, slowly lifting the wing tips till the came way above the back, 
but never covered it from view. All the while they kept up a continual call, 
the long-trilled note 't-r-r-r-r-r.' The displaying birds would often begin 
the performance or end it with a little fighting.

Try as I might, I couldn't find the original Saunders source.  Have any of you 
witnessed this behavior before?

Happy birding!

Lauren
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

2015-03-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi Lauren,
As Marie noted sometimes this behavior is by small groups. I 
watched a group of four Killdeer doing this display on a visit to Myer’s 
several years ago. It was the most unusual thing to see these birds do what 
amounted to a Killdeer version of a square dance calling like crazy. Very 
competitive for them probably and amazing for me.
Killdeer are really starting to peak now. I had 11 birds at one 
stationary count last night and I seem to hear them at every stop. Thanks for 
posting your observation and reminding me of the thrill I had seeing this 
behavior.

Gary

From: bounce-118987670-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-118987670-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Susan Fast
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 5:45 AM
To: Marie P. Read; superduperw...@aim.com; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

One recent good description of poses, etc. is the Stokes Nature Guides, Guide 
to Bird Behavior, vol. 2.
The original Saunders source is Saunders, Aretas Andrews, The Summer Birds of 
Central New York Marshes  Roosevelt Wild Life Bulletin. vol. 3 , pp. 335-475.  
1926
Also A. C. Bent's Life Histories of North American Shorebirds part two.  
Originally from the Smithsonian in 1927, Dover Publications did a reprint in 
1962.

Steve


On Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:47 PM, Marie P. Read 
m...@cornell.edumailto:m...@cornell.edu wrote:

I've seen Killdeer doing this and similar behaviors a number of times early in 
the breeding season. Sometimes in pairs, sometimes several birds together. My 
impression is that it has both territorial and  courtship components.
Pairs do something similar during a nest scrape display...the male bows, 
spreading his tail and trills constantly when the pair is at one of the nest 
scrapes the male makes when the two are deciding on a nest site.
Here are a couple of photos of this behavior:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Killdeer/Gu7AkHC8sfg8/IALsXWhF3uvM/CzQU3lDkq6SE

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Killdeer/Gu7AkHC8sfg8/I6rJaalHoVTk/CzQU3lDkq6SE

Cool observation!
Marie


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[bounce-118984747-5851...@list.cornell.edumailto:bounce-118984747-5851...@list.cornell.edu]
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Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:38 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

This morning at Myers Point, the group I was with observed two Killdeer 
engaging in what we assumed was a courtship ritual.  They stood on the log at 
the end of the gravel parking lot, back to back, with tails raised high, and 
backed into each other until tails were close to touching.  They then began 
imitating each other, with flicks and dips.  The whole time they were calling 
constantly, so that it sounds like one continuous trill.  No one in our group 
had ever seen the likes of it before, or heard of it.  Unfortunately we had to 
leave before seeing the end of this display, but my curiosity was piqued.

I came home and checked on Birds of North America for more information, and 
found nothing except a small reference to the 1967 paper Prenuptial courtship 
in wintering shorebirds by J.B. Funderburg.  Google searching this paper lead 
me to a website describing the ground courtship displays of Killdeer.  I find 
it quite interesting, so I thought I'd share it with you all!

Found on the website birdsbybent.com.  A 1929 bulletin - 146 (part 2: 202-217) 
- written by Arthur Cleveland Bent for the Smithsonian National Museum.

The most noticeable courtship performances of the killdeer are those that take 
place in the air--the nuptial flight--but those that occur on the ground, 
although less often seen, are also spectacular. Aretas Saunders (1926) thus 
describes the display: Two birds would crouch side by side but facing in 
opposite directions. Then they would droop the tips of the wings so that they 
exposed the ochraceous patch of the lower back, spread the tail, and tip the 
breast forward, slowly lifting the wing tips till the came way above the back, 
but never covered it from view. All the while they kept up a continual call, 
the long-trilled note 't-r-r-r-r-r.' The displaying birds would often begin 
the performance or end it with a little fighting.

Try as I might, I couldn't find the original Saunders source.  Have any of you 
witnessed this behavior before

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

2015-03-26 Thread Marie P. Read
I've seen Killdeer doing this and similar behaviors a number of times early in 
the breeding season. Sometimes in pairs, sometimes several birds together. My 
impression is that it has both territorial and  courtship components. 
Pairs do something similar during a nest scrape display...the male bows, 
spreading his tail and trills constantly when the pair is at one of the nest 
scrapes the male makes when the two are deciding on a nest site.
Here are a couple of photos of this behavior:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Killdeer/Gu7AkHC8sfg8/IALsXWhF3uvM/CzQU3lDkq6SE

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Killdeer/Gu7AkHC8sfg8/I6rJaalHoVTk/CzQU3lDkq6SE

Cool observation!
Marie


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[bounce-118984747-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Lauren Flesher 
[superduperw...@aim.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:38 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

This morning at Myers Point, the group I was with observed two Killdeer 
engaging in what we assumed was a courtship ritual.  They stood on the log at 
the end of the gravel parking lot, back to back, with tails raised high, and 
backed into each other until tails were close to touching.  They then began 
imitating each other, with flicks and dips.  The whole time they were calling 
constantly, so that it sounds like one continuous trill.  No one in our group 
had ever seen the likes of it before, or heard of it.  Unfortunately we had to 
leave before seeing the end of this display, but my curiosity was piqued.

I came home and checked on Birds of North America for more information, and 
found nothing except a small reference to the 1967 paper Prenuptial courtship 
in wintering shorebirds by J.B. Funderburg.  Google searching this paper lead 
me to a website describing the ground courtship displays of Killdeer.  I find 
it quite interesting, so I thought I'd share it with you all!

Found on the website birdsbybent.com.  A 1929 bulletin - 146 (part 2: 202-217) 
- written by Arthur Cleveland Bent for the Smithsonian National Museum.

The most noticeable courtship performances of the killdeer are those that take 
place in the air--the nuptial flight--but those that occur on the ground, 
although less often seen, are also spectacular. Aretas Saunders (1926) thus 
describes the display: Two birds would crouch side by side but facing in 
opposite directions. Then they would droop the tips of the wings so that they 
exposed the ochraceous patch of the lower back, spread the tail, and tip the 
breast forward, slowly lifting the wing tips till the came way above the back, 
but never covered it from view. All the while they kept up a continual call, 
the long-trilled note 't-r-r-r-r-r.' The displaying birds would often begin 
the performance or end it with a little fighting.

Try as I might, I couldn't find the original Saunders source.  Have any of you 
witnessed this behavior before?

Happy birding!

Lauren
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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

2015-03-26 Thread Lauren Flesher
 This morning at Myers Point, the group I was with observed two Killdeer 
engaging in what we assumed was a courtship ritual. ?They stood on the log at 
the end of the gravel parking lot, back to back, with tails raised high, and 
backed into each other until tails were close to touching. ?They then began 
imitating each other, with flicks and dips. ?The whole time they were calling 
constantly, so that it sounds like one continuous trill. ?No one in our group 
had ever seen the likes of it before, or heard of it. ?Unfortunately we had to 
leave before seeing the end of this display, but my curiosity was piqued.?
  
 
  I came home and checked on Birds of North America for more information, and 
found nothing except a small reference to the 1967 paper Prenuptial courtship 
in wintering shorebirds by J.B. Funderburg. ?Google searching this paper lead 
me to a website describing the ground courtship displays of Killdeer. ?I find 
it quite interesting, so I thought I'd share it with you all!
  
 
  Found on the website birdsbybent.com. ?A 1929 bulletin - 146 (part 2: 
202-217) - written by Arthur Cleveland Bent for the Smithsonian National Museum.
  
 
  The most noticeable courtship performances of the killdeer are those that 
take place in the air--the nuptial flight--but those that occur on the ground, 
although less often seen, are also spectacular.?Aretas Saunders (1926) thus 
describes the display:?Two birds would crouch side by side but facing in 
opposite directions. Then they would droop the tips of the wings so that they 
exposed the ochraceous patch of the lower back, spread the tail, and tip the 
breast forward, slowly lifting the wing tips till the came way above the back, 
but never covered it from view. All the while they kept up a continual call, 
the long-trilled note 't-r-r-r-r-r.' The displaying birds would often begin 
the performance or end it with a little fighting.?
  
 
  Try as I might, I couldn't find the original Saunders source. ?Have any of 
you witnessed this behavior before?
  
 
  Happy birding!
  
 
  Lauren?

  


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2015-03-10 Thread Daniel Graham
Flyover Killdeer here in Tburg south of Taughannock just now.

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 Flyover Killdeer at aurora boathouse. Calling. Guessing it was scared off
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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2015-03-10 Thread Birding
Flyover Killdeer at aurora boathouse. Calling. Guessing it was scared off the 
spit by flyover Bald Eagle. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2015-03-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I just had a Killdeer flying over my house and calling in northeast
Ithaca.

Brad

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2014-03-24 Thread bilbaker
On my way home around 2:30 I spotted a Killdeer in the parking lot of the
Caroline highway dept (Valley Rd, Brooktondale). 

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2014-03-14 Thread John Confer
Killdeer must have been on the move. I saw 11 Killdeer in half a mile 
along flooded fields on Flatiron Rd., Caroline just before it turned 
bitter cold with snow. I wonder how many survived.

John Confer

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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2014-03-12 Thread cl...@juno.com
Three killdeer together on an icy peninsula in flooded Campbell Meadow (corner 
Pinckney/Lower Creek). Turned back to look and there was only one.  He remained 
for at least the hour I watched. Kept bobbing body up and down, then fluttering 
both wings. Only other movement was to duck behind a small pile of snow as a 
sharp-shinned hawk flew down over him. Colleen Richards

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer, etc.

2014-03-09 Thread Dave Nutter
On my walk back from the lake late this afternoon I saw a single KILLDEER silently foraging in the northeasternmost soccer field of Cass Park. Nearby an EASTERN BLUEBIRD sang. At the south end of the park atop a high-voltage power pole, a/the RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD sat and occasionally sang. There's no turning back now! Well, actually they'll all be screwed by Thursday and wish they'd turned back, but that's springtime in Ithaca. Enjoy what you can when you can!From NYS-89 in the Town of Ithaca I could see that the lake still has at least one RED-NECKED GREBE, several RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, 17 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 26 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and at least a dozen other species of waterfowl. The ice held one immature BALD EAGLE, one LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, three GLAUCOUS GULLS each in a distinct plumage and visible simultaneously, and the other usual 3 species of gulls. --Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer nest at East Hill Plaza

2013-07-03 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Hi All,

Wanted  to pass on a bit of info from a Cornell employee working at East
Hill plaza--there is an active Killdeer nest (4 eggs laid last week) on one
of the parking lot islands right next to the building.

Marc Devokaitis

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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer nest

2013-05-11 Thread Melissa Groo
I walked by the killdeer nest Suan mentions, later in the morning yesterday, 
and saw how vulnerable it was to the softball players who kept running over the 
culvert to collect wayward balls. Along with a couple friends I was with, we 
did a bit of cordoning off of the nest area with rocks and sticks. I wonder if 
it can be officially roped off, though, and would appreciate any tips from 
anyone on whom to contact to ask about this. Thanks, 
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 Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Hawthorn Orchard -- May 10, 2013
 From: suan.y...@gmail.com
 Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 12:37:09 -0400
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu
 
 My addition to the hawthorn reports is a (the?) yellow-throated vireo which 
 sang from a tall tree across the recway from the SW entrance, flying a couple 
 times but not staying put long enough to get my binoculars on it before 
 flying off.
 
 Also a green heron calling from the small pond.
 
 I saw a BW warbler foraging quietly and close at three locations in 
 succession: couldn't tell if it was the same bird following me (maybe it was 
 attracted to my shiny orange jacket :-).
 
 I left just as a softball game was starting, with one of the teams warming up 
 on the culvert with the killdeer nest (four eggs today). The birds were going 
 crazy, and the players had no clue. Incredibly camouflaged are those eggs.
 
 Suan
 
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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2013-04-14 Thread David McDermitt
Running near a playground yesterday out in Danby, we accidentally came too
close to an invisible killdeer nest and the parent flushed giving us a
momentary glimpse into a small pile of woodchips with a single green-ish
colored egg with brown spots. The relatively large size of the egg
surprised me compared to the size of the bird. We quickly left the area of
course.

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer pipits

2012-10-28 Thread Susan Fast
This afternoon I checked the recently disked fields at the Cornell Organic
Field Trials on Ed Hill Rd. in Freeville.  I was looking for AMER PIPITS of
which there were about 20.  I counted 87 KILLDEER resting there.  Looks like
a good area for plovers too.

 

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer babies

2012-04-28 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Fri.:  4.27.12:  2 Killdeer babies with their Mama in the grass beside our 
church parking lot. Perfect way to end the day. I hope Mama was able to keep 
them warm last night.


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[cayugabirds-l] KILLDEER

2012-03-08 Thread Meena Haribal
A killdeer just flew over my office window! Also a Turkey Vulture has been 
hanging here often, he almost looks like as if he was looking into the office!


Meena


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] KILLDEER

2012-03-08 Thread Pelkie Chris
If he starts licking his lips, close your blinds!

On 20120308, at 14:24 , Meena Haribal wrote:

 A killdeer just flew over my office window! Also a Turkey Vulture has been 
 hanging here often, he almost looks like as if he was looking into the office!
  
  
 Meena 
  
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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer and Lesser Black-back at compost

2012-02-07 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
A quick lunchtime trip to the Cornell compost facility on Stevenson Rd turned 
up a KILLDEER (seen and heard) between the piles and a 3rd cycle LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Several FISH CROWS around as well.

Kevin




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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2011-08-15 Thread Susan Fast
Around 1300, over Brooktondale, in a period of 10 minutes, about 30 KILLDEER
flew by the house low.  They moved from NW to SE, straight-line flight.
There was a group of 10, some smaller groups, and some singles.  All the
singles called, and in the groups, only one bird of the group called.  The
calls were very evenly spaced, almost like a mechanical recording.  Most
likely contact calls.  I wonder if the members of a group share who calls
and who rests.  Is this common in other shorebirds?

Weather:  low clouds and some drizzle, but pretty good visibility.

 

Steve Fast

Brooktondale


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[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2011-03-10 Thread Andrew Myers
Saw/heard my first killdeer of the year at the corner of 366 and Game Farm.
It was in the field southwest of the intersection.  It's feeling more and
more like spring!

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[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2011-02-18 Thread Susan Fast
I heard a KILLDEER flying over Brooktondale this morning.  S. Fast,
Brooktondale


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