Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-20 Thread John Confer
Well, I'll be darned. It certainly does sound as if there were two raptor 
nests. They would have to be very close to each other. In fact, I was pretty 
certain I was looking at the same nest/location where I saw the adult owl about 
10 days ago. The two nests must be really close. I'll have to go back to try to 
see both nests. I'm still not completely convinced I was looking at a different 
nest because in location and structure, it certainly looked like my memory of 
the owl nest.

Life is interesting.

Cheers,

John


From: bounce-119070192-25065...@list.cornell.edu 
bounce-119070192-25065...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Dave Bulatek  Teresa 
Wagner Bulatek bula...@twcny.rr.com
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:04 PM
To: Noe Fernandez Pozo; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: 
owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

There is a Red-tailed hawk nest not far from the owls' nest.  We have photos
of the owls from Friday evening, April 17.
Teresa
- Original Message -
From: Noe Fernandez Pozo noeis...@gmail.com
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction:
owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.


Hi,

I saw the GHO on the nest today.

Cheers,
Noe


 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Susan Danskin dans...@twcny.rr.com wrote:

 A friend sent me a photo of the chick in the nest time stamped 10:45 am
 today.  is it possible John’s group was looking at a different nest?  I
 know Gary K said he spent a bunch of time looking at the wrong nest a
 couple of weeks ago.
 Susan





 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:

 Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This
 report does not match.

 Paul Schmitt

 Sent from my iPad

 On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:

 Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am.
 One adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
  I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in
 residence.

 Marie




 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA

 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

 http://www.marieread.com

 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu
 [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read
 [m...@cornell.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
 To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest

 John Confer wrote:

  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great
 Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in
 sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I
 know some species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor
 species in the same season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have
 started laying almost immediately after the GHOW left, because it was
 there just two weeks ago.

 Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw
 the GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there
 myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.

 What happened?

 Marie


 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA

 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

 http://www.marieread.com

 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu
 [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer
 [con...@ithaca.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy

  The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many
 migrants: one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then
 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen
 at Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more
 common waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy
 Duck, which we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around the
 picnic tables near the band shelter.  We did hear the wheesey call and
 see glimpses of two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the west band of Fall
 Creek.


  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great
 Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in
 sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi John, 
Yes the nests are very close. From the buss garage the RTHA nest is easier to 
see. It is in the tree with the painted 150 yd. marker. It was only after 
people reported seeing Owls after I left that I started to get suspicious. 
Gary
 



On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:23 AM, John Confer con...@ithaca.edu wrote:

Well, I'll be darned. It certainly does sound as if there were two raptor 
nests. They would have to be very close to each other. In fact, I was pretty 
certain I was looking at the same nest/location where I saw the adult owl about 
10 days ago. The two nests must be really close. I'll have to go back to try to 
see both nests. I'm still not completely convinced I was looking at a different 
nest because in location and structure, it certainly looked like my memory of 
the owl nest.

Life is interesting.

Cheers,

John


From: bounce-119070192-25065...@list.cornell.edu 
bounce-119070192-25065...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Dave Bulatek  Teresa 
Wagner Bulatek bula...@twcny.rr.com
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:04 PM
To: Noe Fernandez Pozo; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: 
owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

There is a Red-tailed hawk nest not far from the owls' nest.  We have photos
of the owls from Friday evening, April 17.
Teresa
- Original Message -
From: Noe Fernandez Pozo noeis...@gmail.com
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction:
owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.


Hi,

I saw the GHO on the nest today.

Cheers,
Noe


 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Susan Danskin dans...@twcny.rr.com wrote:
 
 A friend sent me a photo of the chick in the nest time stamped 10:45 am
 today.  is it possible John’s group was looking at a different nest?  I
 know Gary K said he spent a bunch of time looking at the wrong nest a
 couple of weeks ago.
 Susan
 
 
 
 
 
 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This
 report does not match.
 
 Paul Schmitt
 
 Sent from my iPad
 
 On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:
 
 Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am.
 One adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
  I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in
 residence.
 
 Marie
 
 
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu
 [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read
 [m...@cornell.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
 To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest
 
 John Confer wrote:
 
  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great
 Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in
 sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I
 know some species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor
 species in the same season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have
 started laying almost immediately after the GHOW left, because it was
 there just two weeks ago.
 
 Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw
 the GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there
 myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.
 
 What happened?
 
 Marie
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu
 [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer
 [con...@ithaca.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy
 
 The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many
 migrants: one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then
 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen
 at Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more
 common waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy
 Duck, which we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around

Re:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction:

2015-04-20 Thread John Confer
Well, live and learn. I must have missed the email about the RTHA nest. 
Sorry for missing someone's effort to be helpful (I guess that was was 
Gary). My, it would have been so nice to see for myself and to show the 
SFO both nests. I will go back.

Thanks for all the helpful comments.

Hoot,

john Confer

On 4/20/2015 9:59 AM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote:
 Hi John,
 Yes the nests are very close. From the buss garage the RTHA nest is easier to 
 see. It is in the tree with the painted 150 yd. marker. It was only after 
 people reported seeing Owls after I left that I started to get suspicious.
 Gary
   



 On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:23 AM, John Confer con...@ithaca.edu wrote:

 Well, I'll be darned. It certainly does sound as if there were two raptor 
 nests. They would have to be very close to each other. In fact, I was pretty 
 certain I was looking at the same nest/location where I saw the adult owl 
 about 10 days ago. The two nests must be really close. I'll have to go back 
 to try to see both nests. I'm still not completely convinced I was looking at 
 a different nest because in location and structure, it certainly looked like 
 my memory of the owl nest.

 Life is interesting.

 Cheers,

 John

 
 From: bounce-119070192-25065...@list.cornell.edu 
 bounce-119070192-25065...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Dave Bulatek  
 Teresa Wagner Bulatek bula...@twcny.rr.com
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:04 PM
 To: Noe Fernandez Pozo; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: 
 owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

 There is a Red-tailed hawk nest not far from the owls' nest.  We have photos
 of the owls from Friday evening, April 17.
 Teresa
 - Original Message -
 From: Noe Fernandez Pozo noeis...@gmail.com
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:58 PM
 Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction:
 owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.


 Hi,

 I saw the GHO on the nest today.

 Cheers,
 Noe


 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Susan Danskin dans...@twcny.rr.com wrote:

 A friend sent me a photo of the chick in the nest time stamped 10:45 am
 today.  is it possible John’s group was looking at a different nest?  I
 know Gary K said he spent a bunch of time looking at the wrong nest a
 couple of weeks ago.
 Susan





 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:

 Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This
 report does not match.

 Paul Schmitt

 Sent from my iPad

 On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:

 Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am.
 One adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
  I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in
 residence.

 Marie




 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA

 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

 http://www.marieread.com

 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu
 [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read
 [m...@cornell.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
 To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest

 John Confer wrote:

  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great
 Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in
 sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I
 know some species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor
 species in the same season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have
 started laying almost immediately after the GHOW left, because it was
 there just two weeks ago.

 Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw
 the GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there
 myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.

 What happened?

 Marie


 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA

 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

 http://www.marieread.com

 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu
 [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer
 [con...@ithaca.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy

 The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many

RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-19 Thread Marie P. Read
Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am. One 
adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
 I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in 
residence.

Marie




Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

http://www.marieread.com

Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE

From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read 
[m...@cornell.edu]
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest

John Confer wrote:

 We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? If 
the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost immediately 
after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.


Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw the GH 
Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there myself on Friday 
morning when the owls were definitely in residence.

What happened?

Marie


Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

http://www.marieread.com

Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE

From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer 
[con...@ithaca.edu]
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy

The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many migrants: 
one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then a Yellow-bellied 
Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen at Stewart Park had few 
birds and the waterfront produced the more common waterfowl. An ornithology 
class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy Duck, which we missed. We heard and saw 
Fish Crow, at least 5 around the picnic tables near the band shelter.  We did 
hear the wheesey call and see glimpses of two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the 
west band of Fall Creek.


We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? If 
the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost immediately 
after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.


Jetty Woods had ~30 cormorants distributed among two trees with a lot of 
guano beneath them, suggesting several days stay. We had a fine view of a 
flicker singing, if you call it that, and then later the same bird on the 
ground, apparently eating ants.


Perhaps most enjoyably, we found a White-breasted Nuthatch pair carrying 
material into a cavity in the end of a large, broken branch along the south end 
of Jetty Woods. One bird actually removed some material from the nest, which 
reminded me of trying to move furniture to please my wife.


   A nice morning of birding.


John Confer





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Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-19 Thread Noe Fernandez Pozo
Hi,

I saw the GHO on the nest today.

Cheers,
Noe


 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Susan Danskin dans...@twcny.rr.com wrote:
 
 A friend sent me a photo of the chick in the nest time stamped 10:45 am 
 today.  is it possible John’s group was looking at a different nest?  I know 
 Gary K said he spent a bunch of time looking at the wrong nest a couple of 
 weeks ago.
 Susan
 
 
 
 
 
 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This 
 report does not match.
 
 Paul Schmitt
 
 Sent from my iPad
 
 On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:
 
 Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am. One 
 adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
  I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in 
 residence.
 
 Marie
 
 
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
 [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read 
 [m...@cornell.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
 To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest
 
 John Confer wrote:
 
  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great 
 Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in 
 sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I 
 know some species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species 
 in the same season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started 
 laying almost immediately after the GHOW left, because it was there just 
 two weeks ago.
 
 Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw 
 the GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there 
 myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.
 
 What happened?
 
 Marie
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
 [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer 
 [con...@ithaca.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy
 
  The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many migrants: 
 one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then a 
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen at 
 Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more common 
 waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy Duck, 
 which we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around the picnic 
 tables near the band shelter.  We did hear the wheesey call and see 
 glimpses of two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the west band of Fall Creek.
 
 
  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
 Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, 
 there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some 
 species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same 
 season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost 
 immediately after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
 
 
  Jetty Woods had ~30 cormorants distributed among two trees with a lot of 
 guano beneath them, suggesting several days stay. We had a fine view of a 
 flicker singing, if you call it that, and then later the same bird on the 
 ground, apparently eating ants.
 
 
  Perhaps most enjoyably, we found a White-breasted Nuthatch pair carrying 
 material into a cavity in the end of a large, broken branch along the south 
 end of Jetty Woods. One bird actually removed some material from the nest, 
 which reminded me of trying to move furniture to please my wife.
 
 
 A nice morning of birding.
 
 
 John Confer
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-19 Thread Paul Schmitt
Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This 
report does not match.

Paul Schmitt

Sent from my iPad

 On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:
 
 Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am. One 
 adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
  I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in 
 residence.
 
 Marie
 
 
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
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 From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
 [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read 
 [m...@cornell.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
 To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest
 
 John Confer wrote:
 
  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
 Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
 was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
 reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? 
 If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost immediately 
 after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
 
 Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw the 
 GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there myself on 
 Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.
 
 What happened?
 
 Marie
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
 [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer 
 [con...@ithaca.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy
 
The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many migrants: 
 one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then a 
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen at 
 Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more common 
 waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy Duck, which 
 we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around the picnic tables 
 near the band shelter.  We did hear the wheesey call and see glimpses of two 
 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the west band of Fall Creek.
 
 
We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
 Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
 was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
 reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? 
 If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost immediately 
 after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
 
 
Jetty Woods had ~30 cormorants distributed among two trees with a lot of 
 guano beneath them, suggesting several days stay. We had a fine view of a 
 flicker singing, if you call it that, and then later the same bird on the 
 ground, apparently eating ants.
 
 
Perhaps most enjoyably, we found a White-breasted Nuthatch pair carrying 
 material into a cavity in the end of a large, broken branch along the south 
 end of Jetty Woods. One bird actually removed some material from the nest, 
 which reminded me of trying to move furniture to please my wife.
 
 
   A nice morning of birding.
 
 
 John Confer
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-19 Thread Susan Danskin
A friend sent me a photo of the chick in the nest time stamped 10:45 am today.  
is it possible John’s group was looking at a different nest?  I know Gary K 
said he spent a bunch of time looking at the wrong nest a couple of weeks ago.
Susan





 On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This 
 report does not match.
 
 Paul Schmitt
 
 Sent from my iPad
 
 On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:
 
 Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am. One 
 adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
  I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in 
 residence.
 
 Marie
 
 
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
 [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read 
 [m...@cornell.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
 To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest
 
 John Confer wrote:
 
  We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
 Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
 was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
 reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? 
 If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost 
 immediately after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
 
 Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw the 
 GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there myself on 
 Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.
 
 What happened?
 
 Marie
 
 
 Marie Read Wildlife Photography
 452 Ringwood Road
 Freeville NY  13068 USA
 
 Phone  607-539-6608
 e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
 
 http://www.marieread.com
 
 Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:
 
 http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE
 
 From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
 [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer 
 [con...@ithaca.edu]
 Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy
 
   The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many migrants: 
 one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then a 
 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen at 
 Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more common 
 waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy Duck, which 
 we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around the picnic tables 
 near the band shelter.  We did hear the wheesey call and see glimpses of two 
 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the west band of Fall Creek.
 
 
   We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
 Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
 was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
 reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? 
 If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost 
 immediately after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
 
 
   Jetty Woods had ~30 cormorants distributed among two trees with a lot of 
 guano beneath them, suggesting several days stay. We had a fine view of a 
 flicker singing, if you call it that, and then later the same bird on the 
 ground, apparently eating ants.
 
 
   Perhaps most enjoyably, we found a White-breasted Nuthatch pair carrying 
 material into a cavity in the end of a large, broken branch along the south 
 end of Jetty Woods. One bird actually removed some material from the nest, 
 which reminded me of trying to move furniture to please my wife.
 
 
  A nice morning of birding.
 
 
 John Confer
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-19 Thread Dave Bulatek Teresa Wagner Bulatek
There is a Red-tailed hawk nest not far from the owls' nest.  We have photos 
of the owls from Friday evening, April 17.

Teresa
- Original Message - 
From: Noe Fernandez Pozo noeis...@gmail.com

To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: 
owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.



Hi,

I saw the GHO on the nest today.

Cheers,
Noe



On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:19 PM, Susan Danskin dans...@twcny.rr.com wrote:

A friend sent me a photo of the chick in the nest time stamped 10:45 am 
today.  is it possible John’s group was looking at a different nest?  I 
know Gary K said he spent a bunch of time looking at the wrong nest a 
couple of weeks ago.

Susan






On Apr 19, 2015, at 7:02 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:

Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This 
report does not match.


Paul Schmitt

Sent from my iPad


On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote:

Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am. 
One adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
 I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in 
residence.


Marie




Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

http://www.marieread.com

Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE

From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read 
[m...@cornell.edu]

Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest

John Confer wrote:

 We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great 
Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in 
sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I 
know some species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor 
species in the same season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have 
started laying almost immediately after the GHOW left, because it was 
there just two weeks ago.


Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw 
the GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there 
myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.


What happened?

Marie


Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

http://www.marieread.com

Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake BasinAvailable here:

http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/GNlCxX37uTzE/CBPFGij6nLfE

From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer 
[con...@ithaca.edu]

Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy

 The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many 
migrants: one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then 
a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen 
at Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more 
common waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy 
Duck, which we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around the 
picnic tables near the band shelter.  We did hear the wheesey call and 
see glimpses of two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the west band of Fall 
Creek.



 We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great 
Horned Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in 
sight, there was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I 
know some species reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor 
species in the same season? If the red-tail is incubating, it must have 
started laying almost immediately after the GHOW left, because it was 
there just two weeks ago.



 Jetty Woods had ~30 cormorants distributed among two trees with a lot 
of guano beneath them, suggesting several days stay. We had a fine view 
of a flicker singing, if you call it that, and then later the same bird 
on the ground, apparently eating ants.



 Perhaps most enjoyably, we found a White-breasted Nuthatch pair 
carrying material into a cavity in the end of a large, broken branch 
along the south end of Jetty Woods. One bird actually removed some 
material from the nest, which reminded me of trying to move furniture to 
please my wife.



A nice morning of birding.


John Confer





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