[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant migrants

2015-09-10 Thread Gladys Birdsall
This afternoon I was in the right place at the right time, thanks to noisy Chickadees who cued me in to all the other activity going on. Just before 5 pm, after walking the dogs in our woods, I spent about 40-45 minutes watching and trying to identify quite a group of migrants feeding and

[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawks Mount Pleasant

2015-09-18 Thread Gladys Birdsall
This evening I was walking my dog towards the east end of Mt. Pleasant rd. On our way back, at the top of the hill I noticed 2 birds, very erratic flight over the alfalfa field on the north side. They had very pointed wings and were hawking insects. They were fairly high and stayed over the

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Sodus Bay Trip

2016-01-17 Thread Gladys Birdsall
, Cooper's Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, and Rock Pigeons. Given the wind, and choppy waves, but no rain (!), we had a nice variety of ducks, and good looks at some beautiful birds. It was fun exploring new areas. Thanks to all who came along ! Good Birding, Gladys Birdsall -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Derby Hill Trip

2016-04-21 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Hello All, With the forecast for this weekend, I am changing the CAYUGA BIRD CLUB Derby Hill trip to Sunday, April 24th. Please meet in the north parking area at the Lab of Ornithology. 7 A.M. Dress warmly, and bring food and drinks. We will plan on stopping on the way up. Questions- please

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

2017-02-05 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt. Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins. Hard to count but maybe 25-30, all around the house and out the driveway. They were after Hawthorn berries. There are also wet areas in the woods. I know there are

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Derby Hill trip

2017-04-20 Thread Gladys Birdsall
hawks/eagles/songbirds coming through. From the north lookout, one can look out over Lake Ontario for waterfowl. It is always dependent on the winds that day what might be seen. Questions? Please Email me at g...@outlook.com or call 607-227-3970. Good birding, Gladys Birdsall -- Cayugabir

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday's CBC trip to Derby Hill Hawk Watch

2017-04-25 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Jae Sullivan joined me for the Cayuga Bird Club trip to the Onondaga Audubon's Derby Hill Hawk watch on Sunday, April 23ed. The weather was right for a good flight and we were not disappointed. The official count switched to the south lookout fairly early as the winds had changed from

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday's CBC trip to Derby Hill Hawk Watch

2017-04-25 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Jae Sullivan joined me for the Cayuga Bird Club trip to Onondaga Audubon's Derby Hill Hawk watch on Sunday, April 23ed. The weather was right for a good flight and we were not disappointed. The official count switched to the south lookout fairly early as the winds had changed from southerly

[cayugabirds-l] Ruffed grouse youngsters

2017-08-04 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Today we were delighted to see 5 Ruffed Grouse juveniles go across our backyard on Mt. Pleasant. They ran/flew/scurried one by one across the open area. From under our solar panels to the safety of the bushy area across the yard.Great to see they have been successful. I hear the

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday trip to Dorothy McIlroy Preserve, Summerhill area

2017-05-18 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Hi All, A reminder that I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip to the Dorothy McIlroy Preserve and other areas in Summerhill. Saturday, May 20th. The McIlroy preserve is located along the outlet of Lake Como in the town of Summerhill, and has a peat swamp and hemlock forest that supports a

[cayugabirds-l] CBC trip to McIlroy Preserve

2017-05-21 Thread Gladys Birdsall
On Saturday, May 20th, I was joined by seven others for a fine outing (weather and bird wise) of birding at the Dorothy McIlroy Preserve and Summerhill area. Susan Soberoff, Jae Sullivan, Diane Traina, Judith Saul and I first stopped at the pull off on Lake Como Rd. Here we saw two Cedar

[cayugabirds-l] Many Loons off Aurora Bay and north 11/7

2017-11-08 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Yesterday, 11/7, after birding with the Bird Study Group at Myers Park;   Susan Soboroff, Bonnie Wojnowski and I continued up to MNWR. We stopped at the Aurora Boathouse where there were hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls, sitting on the docks and out on the water, with still more flying around. 

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday June 3ed

2018-05-31 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Hello Everyone, I will be leading a half-day trip to the Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary, a preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust on Sunday, June 3, 7:00 am - noon. The preserve is located along the outlet of Lake Como in the town of Summerhill, and has a peat swamp and hemlock forest that

[cayugabirds-l] SATURDAY - Cayuga Bird Club Trip to MNWR

2017-10-19 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Hi Everyone, Saturday, October 21st, I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip up to Montezuma Wildlife Refuge.  The trip is open to all.  We will meet at the Lab of Ornithology to carpool at 7:30 AM. Please dress for the weather, bring lunch, snacks, drinks. (Looks like we will need

[cayugabirds-l] Tuesday morning at Sapsucker Woods

2018-09-11 Thread Gladys Birdsall
On Tuesday morning 9/11, the Campus Club Bird Study Group walked the Wilson Trail North.  We birded out to just past the Sherwood Platform and then back to the Owens Observation Platform.  Our big group of 23  had many beginner birders but we did manage to see good variety of birds, and

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday Cayuga Bird Club Trip at Stewart Park

2018-04-20 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Hi Everyone, A reminder that I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip at Stewart Park and Renwick Woods area this coming Sunday, April 22ed.  Meet at the parking area near the tennis courts towards the west side at 7:30 AM.  The weather is looking UP!  for warmer temps and lots of sunshine. 

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Trip to Stewart Park, Renwick Woods

2018-04-24 Thread Gladys Birdsall
On Sunday morning, April 22ed 13 people joined me for a walk in the park.  The sunshine was awesome, but there was a light breeze at the start making it quite chilly.   There was a nice group of male and female Ruddy Ducks right offshore for great viewing.  Such beautiful ducks.  The majority

[cayugabirds-l] CBC trip to Park Preserve (South)

2018-09-27 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Saturday, September 29th Cayuga Bird Club Trip. A reminder that I will lead a trip to the Finger Lakes Land Trust's Roy H Park Preserve (South). Meet at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Parking lot at 7:30 am. We trip will go to about 12 noon. We will look for late migrating songbirds, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Common Redpolls...singing!

2019-03-26 Thread Gladys Birdsall
This morning 3/26, I went out to the garage and realized the chorus I was hearing were Common Redpolls.  They were really singing away. Went in to grab my binocs.  Note-it is hard to find tiny grey birds in treetops of grey leafless trees.  Not till they flew did I finally see where they were. 

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Snow Buntings

2019-02-28 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Around 50-60 Slow Buntings now feeding at edge of the field across from my driveway at 631 Mt. Pleasant. Oops- Car just went by and they flew further back(north) in field. Gladys -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings near Dryden

2019-02-20 Thread Gladys Birdsall
This morning around 8:15 while driving to Dryden,  maybe 80+ Snow Buntings swirled over Rt.13.  This happened just past the VFW going north on rt. 13.  There are grassy fields on both sides of the road along here. The Buntings flew from the south side to the north side.  Nice surprise. Gladys

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2019-03-19 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Today about 1:30, while walking the doggies, I first heard Redpolls in the weedy field west of the road that goes back to the ATT tower.   I did see them flying around and they flew down into the weeds totally out of sight.  Did not have my binocs.  When I returned, walking west down Mt.

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls still around Mt. Pleasant

2019-04-09 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Driving home just after noon today, as I approached my driveway, a group of  Redpolls flew up from the field on the north side of Mt. Pleasant Rd, into the treetops on the south side.  It looked like about 20-25 total.  I got out to look at them.  Quite a few flew back into the woods further. 

[cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe on my pond...

2019-04-15 Thread Gladys Birdsall
This afternoon about 5:30 p.m., I walked the Yorkies, and we went down to the pond.  As we got there I saw a small bird on the water on the other side.  We all stopped to look and what jumped out at me was the yellowish ( in fan shape) feathers on the side of the head, and my first thought was

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday April 14th

2019-04-13 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Hi all , Just a reminder I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club Trip tomorrow. Join me at 7:30 AM at the east end of Stewart Park for a half day trip. We will check the waterfront and then carpool up the east side of the lake. We will make a few stops along the lake but also check fields for

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Woodcock

2019-04-22 Thread Gladys Birdsall
This evening just after 8 PM I listened to a Woodcock doing its "peenting" call in the field on the north side of Mt. Pleasant Rd.  across from my driveway. Gladys -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Female White-winged Scoter at Myers

2019-04-23 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Close in at Myers beautiful Horned Grebe and female White- winged Scooter. Two Common Loons. Bird Study Group was there at 8:35 am. Gladys -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, South Spring Pool, Montezuma NWR

2019-04-23 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Dave, Diane, Susan Evans-Pond and I were headed back to Ithaca after birding with the Campus Club Bird Study Group at MNWR and we stopped at South Spring Pool to check what might be out on the pool. As we were standing on the wooden platform we saw two Yellow-rumped Warblers just to the west

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Point Red-necked Grebe

2019-04-24 Thread Gladys Birdsall
Apologies for my garbled message yesterday about the female White-winged Scoter at Myers.  Not sure what happened-tried sending from my phone. I was at Myers with the CC Bird Study Group (8:30 am) and we did observe a female White-winged Scoter straight out from the point. It was close-in for