[cayugabirds-l] Red-tail nest

2013-04-21 Thread Gary G. Kohlenberg
Dave's story of the Chickadee nest reminded me that I wanted to share a new nest sighting. While birding Mulholland Preserve yesterday I saw two Ravens chasing a Red-tailed Hawk from the gorge downstream, presumably away from their nesting location. The same Red-tails have a

FW: [cayugabirds-l] unusual chickadee nest

2013-04-21 Thread Marie P. Read
Cool observations, Dave! CHickadees nested in a skinny, very rotten trunk in my yard years ago, and one day the trunk broke off just above the nest. I found the parent chickadees fluttering around it anxiously. So I got some duct tape and stuck the broken off piece of trunk back on, and they

[cayugabirds-l] Sanderling, Myers Point

2013-04-21 Thread Jay McGowan
There is an apparent SANDERLING out on the spit at Myers Point. It's giving me some weird impressions and is in dull basic plumage, but does appear to be a (very early) Sanderling. I'll take a look at my photos later to confirm, but wanted to get the word out now. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls

2013-04-21 Thread Therese O'Connor
2 of them still at my feeder this morning in downtown Newfield. Therese -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Odd juxtaposition of feeder birds

2013-04-21 Thread Scott Haber
Six lingering Common Redpolls at our feeders in Lansing were joined by a Field Sparrow this morning. It's the first time we've seen the latter species at the feeders. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls Purple Finches

2013-04-21 Thread Nari Mistry
We still have Common Redpolls coming to our feeders today. There are also two male Purple Finches sitting next to a male House Finch in a seed tray, allowing a good comparison of the differences. Nice look at the curved vs. straight culmen of the beak. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd --

[cayugabirds-l] Evening grosbeaks!

2013-04-21 Thread Laura Stenzler
We have 2 male Evening Grosbeaks at our feeders this morning! Woo Hoo! Hunt Hull Rd, Dryden Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Call help

2013-04-21 Thread Joe DeVito
I'm struggling with a call that I am sure I know but for some reason can't place it. The call is fairly high pitch flee, bee bee bee. Please any help is appreciated Don't forget to look up, Joe DeVito -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Anyone missing a Red-tailed Hawk?

2013-04-21 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had a report of a RTHA with jesses seen at the intersection of Stillwell and Sirrine Rds yesterday. This is a TBurg section of eastern Schuyler Cty near the FLNF. We don't know of any falconers based operating in the area. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher in Caroline

2013-04-21 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
A beautiful Brown Thrasher is giving us a morning concert outside our window at the top of Buffalo Hill in Caroline. Michele Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Pine warblers at Comstock Knoll

2013-04-21 Thread Laura Stenzler
Male and female Pine Warblers are at Comstock Knoll at the Cornell Plantations. The male is singing a lot and both are very visible. Also, singing Blue headed Vireo in the wildflower garden. 12:30, Sunday. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderling, Myers Point

2013-04-21 Thread Jesse Ross
When I was at Myers this morning, the SANDERLING was in the grassy part of the spit area. I have some digiscoped photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/desultrix/8667754377/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/desultrix/8668856066/in/photostream/ There was also a really nice

[cayugabirds-l] Sunnycrest park Syracuse

2013-04-21 Thread Joe DeVito
3 white throated sparrows seen 7 hermit thrush Many cardinals Many Flickers DE Juncos seen all along the trail Red Bellied woodpecker Downy woodpecker Chipping sparrows heard. Don't forget to look up, Joe DeVito -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] birdfeeding books

2013-04-21 Thread Sandra J. Kisner
I'd like to pick up a book on backyard bird-feeding for my brother-in-law. He's very much the amateur, not really a bird watcher; more the sort who picks up a bag of seed and a feeder at Agway and leaves it at that. I think he'd like to do more. I think he's put up a birdhouse or two as

[cayugabirds-l] Audubon's Yellow-Rump

2013-04-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
At around 4:45 this afternoon I had really nice looks at the AUDUBON'S YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, together with the normal yellow-rumps. (Marty and Mary Jean, you left about 15 minutes too soon.) It was on the north side of the boathouse at Stewart Park. Also, had a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and a

[cayugabirds-l] SanderlingDunlin @ Myers Pt

2013-04-21 Thread Lee Ann van Leer
Kevin (McGowan) I just saw SANDERLING and DUNLIN. They are very active. Flying around a lot. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] unusual chickadee nest

2013-04-21 Thread Donna Scott
Dave Marie should compile a booklet on neat nest stories! Get photos. Donna Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Apr 21, 2013, at 8:05 AM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Cool observations, Dave! CHickadees nested in a skinny, very rotten trunk in my yard years ago, and one day the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2013-04-21 Thread Donna Scott
You should charge admission to your yard with that lovely selection of birds! Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Apr 21, 2013, at 7:35 AM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: Have a very dandy male Rose-breasted Grosbeak coming to the feeder this morning, along with 8 or 10

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday SFO Local Trip

2013-04-21 Thread bob mcguire
This weekend was Derby Hill for SFO. In spite of the cool temperature and NW wind, I hope that those who ventured up there were rewarded by at least a few good birds. For those who elected to stay here, I led the local group of some dozen folks today. We began at the Lab, out beyond the third

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Sunday Derby Hill Group Z

2013-04-21 Thread david nicosia
The weather today was not ideal for a major hawk movement but the winds were  light northerly (around 5-10 mph), and with full sun it was not that bad out even with temperatures in the 40s. Since the winds were fairly light northerly, there still  was some raptor migration evident as we had

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO Sunday Derby Hill Group Z

2013-04-21 Thread david nicosia
I also forgot to mention that we had great view of a VESPER SPARROW right by where the snipe was.  From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: Cayugabirds- L Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:16 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO Sunday

[cayugabirds-l] swallow activity over Fall Creek at Caldwell/Forest Home

2013-04-21 Thread Anne Clark
Viewed from the bridge over Fall Creek at Forest Home this afternoon, small clouds of mixed swallows were doing impossible-looking acrobatics in the nippy air--certainly Barn Swallows and Tree Swallows, but probably others. I couldn't see well in the light at the time and they kept zooming up