[cayugabirds-l] Blue Grosbeaks, Candor

2011-05-14 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
HI - It's been a while since I have been on this list. I just wanted to share with you some pictures I took of blue grosbeaks in Candor. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobarger/tags/bluegrosbeak/ They are busy eating apple blossoms, only the pink not the white kinds. :) -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Oddest sight - TV

2011-06-22 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
On my way in to work today, I saw the oddest sight. I was on Stevenson Rd. going toward Garm Farm Rd. On the right where the compost and horses are pastured were at least 25 TVs each perched on top of a fence post, all in a line. It was absurd. If you have time, run out there now and check it out.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Grackles/Titmice

2012-02-23 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
The titmice are very vocal today!! I am up by the airport and the air is filled with their calls. On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:28, Sara Jane Hymes s...@cornell.edu wrote: As we stepped outside of our house briefly to check 'progress' of Belle Sherman Cottages just a minute ago, we had a flock of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruby-throat

2012-09-10 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Also saw quite a few yesterday, visiting feeders in King Ferry. On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Tom atvaw...@gmail.com wrote: Just as I was finally about to take down the hummingbird feeder in our yard in Lansing, it was visited by a female ruby-throat, the latest we've had hummers here.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nat Geo Birds of Paradise

2012-11-13 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Thurs 11/22 10pm Fri 11/23 1am On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: Has anyone found out what the date and time this is supposed to be on TV? Thanks Carl -- For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know Unknown Marine

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Mixed flocks streamed over Candor all morning, hard to see sometimes as they flew higher than the snow. On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: More Snow Geese are passing south out of the basin on this morning's brisk tail wind. I don't expect to see them

[cayugabirds-l] Finally! Redpolls in the hills of Candor!

2013-01-05 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Swarming my feeders like bees to honey, must be about 15 of them. Hurray! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] OOB GBH and kingfishers

2013-01-06 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Went x-country skiing tofay at Hickories Park in Owego and spotted a Great Blue Heron on a branch over a creek as well as 2 chattering Belted Kingfishers. Also many UFDs (unidentified flying ducks). Where did the sun go? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] NORTHERN SHRIKE east of end of Cherry Rd, Lansing,...

2013-01-09 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
One was still there today; however migrated across the road to inside the airfield. He hovered a while and then retreated to perch on top of an orange post as a plane took off. On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM, 6072292...@vtext.com wrote: NORTHERN SHRIKE east of end of Cherry Rd, Lansing, atop

[cayugabirds-l] Lone snow goose, Candor

2013-01-14 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
On my way in this morning, there was a lone snow goose in a field on Honeypot Road. Hard to say if he was injured or not. It was notable imo because you never see just one goose this time of year. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] RWBB Candor

2013-03-02 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
There is a lone male RWBB at my busy and snowy feeders this morning, high in the hills of Candor. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Heavy migration

2013-03-10 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Millions! Canadas and snows! RWBB flying at lower levels. Saw something kind of cool this morning - huge flock of geese, traveling north at a high altitude spotted a plane (flying a bit higher) but suddenly stopped as a group and re-dispersed themselves like a flock of starlings to change

[cayugabirds-l] Candor - Killdeer

2013-03-11 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I could have sworn I heard one yesterday but shook it off as wishful thinking. Sure enough, when I turned the corner off of our driveway and drove by a large field, there they were! I also have recorded their arrival on this day in 2010 and 2006. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raptors near Ithaca Airport

2013-03-25 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I think the Harrier was there again today. He soared over the field that looks like a practice ground for the fire department and then perched on the fire tower for quite some time, upsetting a crowd of geese by the sounds of it. This is my regular walking route at lunchtime, and I obviously need

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT - cat tracks

2013-03-29 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
FWIW we have a farm in Willseyville almost directly across 96B from there, and have several bobcats in the area. I have no doubt they would range that far. On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Asher Hockett veery...@gmail.com wrote: A friend who lives on Durfee Hill has taken some photos of large

[cayugabirds-l] Can you help ID this bird?

2013-04-24 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
New visitor to yard, feeder etc. ever. Small gray bird, smaller than a chickadee. Quickly flew and disappeared into a large white pine when I went outside to see him, but he kept singing. Notes were in sets of 3, if you are musical he sang E D G B E D G B E D G B I listened to all the vireo songs

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Can you help ID this bird?

2013-04-24 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Survey says! Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Mark Chao directed me to a page with lots of different variations on its song and one was pretty similar. Thanks to all who replied, I really appreciate it! On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm m...@roosterhillfarm.com wrote: New

[cayugabirds-l] Female RWBB

2013-04-27 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I have a couple *female* RWBB at my feeders as well as about 10 WT Sparrows who have been hanging around the past week. I am in the hills above Candor. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher, Warren Dr.

2013-05-06 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Spotted a BROWN THRASHER on my lunchtime walk around Warren Dr/Cherry Rd area. Tons of EASTERN TOWHEES are in residence in all the thickets too! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue Winged Warbler in Brooktondale

2013-05-06 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Bobolinks in Candor as of this morning! On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM, holly adams h...@cornell.edu wrote: Also here at home in Brooktondale, the Bobolinks are back! -holly (Tom's wife) On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Tom Hoebbel tomhoeb...@gmail.com wrote: We had a Blue Winged in our

[cayugabirds-l] Diving bird, Dorchester Park

2013-07-14 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
OK OOB I know, but I thought I knew what he was when I saw him, and now that I have looked him up I think I am wrong. I went kayaking at Dorchester Park (Whitney Point Lake) and towards the middle was a lone bird who was diving for breakfast. I thought he was a grebe, but the only one who

[cayugabirds-l] OT - lens cleaning advice

2013-12-28 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hi - not directly bird related but I am sure many of you can help out. I have a telephoto lens for my camera that has a speck of dust in it. I have done all the external cleaning I can but it must be inside as all of my pictures result with a floating black marble in the upper right. Where can I

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora, Mucklands

2013-12-28 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Drove up Rt 90 today. Looked everywhere but no owls. Didn't realize it was opening day of duck season. What I did see - Drove down around Long Point winery and to the park. No owls but the crows were having a good day poking through the corn fields. No birds at the park. Aurora - hundreds of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [GeneseeBirds-L] Duck Hunting Rules and enforcement

2013-12-30 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Late duck season is 12/28-1/12 in our zone. For the most part everyone is discussing the western zone, the area of NYS west of 81: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28497.html Information about late duck season: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28513.html#Western The DEC invites anyone for their input

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 67 Wild Turkeys!!

2013-12-31 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I wish it were possible to 'like' an e-mail! :) What were they eating? On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Sandy Podulka s...@cornell.edu wrote: In our yard right now in Brooktondale. I sure hope they show up tomorrow! --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] OOB: Cedar Waxwings in Candor

2014-01-10 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I have about 40 Cedar Waxwings in my trees in the hills of Candor right now! And snow fleas everywhere! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle in Candor

2014-02-04 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Had an interesting ride in to work today. Drove by a cornfield that was filled with crows. Then I realized a mature Bald Eagle was on the ground with them. I turned around thinking I could grab a good picture but spooked them all. The eagle crossed the road and perched in a large tree that

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snows on the ice and flying - Mud Lock

2014-03-25 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hope you are wearing a hat! :) On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM, J. Sullivan blueheron...@yahoo.com wrote: Thousands of Snows at Mud Lock on ice and flying directly overhead. Thrilling. Jae On Mar 25, 2014, at 1:37 PM, John and Fritzie Blizzard job121...@verizon.net wrote: Thousands of

[cayugabirds-l] Phoebe!

2014-04-11 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I am sitting in my office up by the airport with a window open and there is a very vocal phoebe out there! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR field trips

2014-07-17 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
This sounds great! Can anyone provide info about paddling around MNWR? Is it even allowed or perhaps just at certain times? I remember an organized trip last year. Thanks. On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 1:03 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: This is the second year that the management of the

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes

2014-11-01 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hi - did anyone see any today? I am hoping to see my first. Thanks! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma yesterday

2014-11-30 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hi - drove up to see the center before it closed for the season as I had never been. Well not in a very very long time. Drove around the main loop. Saw about 3 juvenile Bald Eagles, lots of Snow Geese and Canadas. Highlight for me was an American Pipit (that I needed help identifying). He was a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raven inquiry

2014-12-12 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Not sure where you are on S Danby but I strongly agree! We have property on Dry Brook Rd and the raven population is very large around there. As well as barred owls and in the summer, RS Hawks. On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Asher Hockett veery...@gmail.com wrote: In my neighborhood on S

[cayugabirds-l] It's sparrow Friday!

2014-12-12 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Today's visitors include a few American Tree Sparrows and a pair of White Throated Sparrows. They are not usual visitors for me here in the hills of Candor. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures in Slaterville Springs

2015-03-22 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Since that lean-to was a beautiful barn LOL! On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Melissa Groo melg...@gmail.com wrote: My favorite harbingers of spring, besides the robins and flocks of red-winged blackbirds visiting my yard, are the pair of turkey vultures that return to the lean-to along Route

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More building

2015-04-03 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Judging by all the nests I find in the fall around our horse barn, I'd say *everyone* appreciates the horse hair LOL. On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 7:38 AM, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: Grape vine bark is probably the most common material used in the 3rd and final stage of nest building,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
How do you feed grape jelly? On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Carol Keeler carolk...@adelphia.net wrote: The Orioles at my house won't eat oranges. What they eat is grape jelly. I also get Catbirds, House Finches, and House Sparrows eating the jelly. One year a Robin used to come. A

[cayugabirds-l] Directions for GHO, Newman

2015-04-03 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hi - can anyone tell me how to find the GHO and the 2 owlets at Newman Golf Course? Going to venture that way tomorrow. Thank you! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Directions for GHO, Newman

2015-04-03 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
at the Red-throated Loon in the inlet and lots of waterfowl along the ice edge. Good luck! Ken Sent from my iPhone On Apr 3, 2015, at 7:34 PM, Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm m...@roosterhillfarm.com wrote: Hi - can anyone tell me how to find the GHO and the 2 owlets at Newman Golf Course

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins? Really?

2015-12-22 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I think I have a flock (~20) pine siskins at the top of a tall maple. I can see streaks, the shape of their heads and tails and definitely can hear them chattering away. I'm in the hills of Candor where the sun is actually shining this afternoon. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Windmap

2015-12-27 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Less about wind and more about snow geese - my lovely SIL texted me earlier today that 250-300 snow geese were feeding on Center Rd. King Ferry around 2pm today. On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 12:47 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote: > Thanks Peter! Previously I used to use the map link

Re: [cayugabirds-l] blackbirds

2016-03-01 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Huge flocks today in the hills of Candor too :-)! On Mar 1, 2016 9:49 AM, "Bill Mcaneny" wrote: > A little after 9am today, Spring arrived. A single male REDWINGED > BLACKBIRD. He was followed closely by a second and a few minutes later by > 13 GRACKLES and a third Redwing.

[cayugabirds-l] OT - amphibian question

2016-04-19 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hi - they are installing culverts in the ditches on my road. The ditch at the bottom of our drive contains water deep enough to host several egg deposits. Are they safe to move to our pond? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Great White Egrets in Van Etten

2016-07-24 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
OOB but if you are out that way, there are about 11 of them this afternoon in the Wildlife Refuge on Route 34, Van Etten. http://www.ilovethefingerlakes.com/recreation/birdingsites-chemungcounty-VEWS.htm -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Gho on ellis hollow crk rd by turkey hill

2016-09-08 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
They said some guy called somebody. Not sure. Flies around owl tell me he is wounded. If anyone with sjills is in.the area please help -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Gulls on Stevenson

2016-10-06 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Not good at.gull id. Mixed in with the huge flocks in a freshly tilled field is a dark gull about 1.5x larger than the rest. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Late report - Danby State Forest

2017-04-27 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
HI, last Sunday I hiked Abbot Loop and was surprised by the number of Red Eyed Vireos persistently calling. I thought they arrived a little later. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Late report - Danby State Forest

2017-04-27 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Hey all - it was most likely a blue headed. Thank you so much to everyone who pointed me in that direction. Spring is for relearning everyone's calls for sure! :) On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 9:14 AM, Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm < m...@roosterhillfarm.com> wrote: > HI, last Sunday I hiked A

Re: [cayugabirds-l] T Vultures

2017-10-13 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
I counted 60+ just soaring over IC! On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:36 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Many Turkey Vultures have been flying/soaring over the Lansing Station > Road, Lansing area for 45 minutes now - about 4-5 at a time, going from > north to south. > > Donna Scott >

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Song id

2018-04-04 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Of course I meant oven bird! Darn autocorrect :) On Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 8:01 AM Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm < m...@roosterhillfarm.com> wrote: > What early bird sounds similar to an lovebird (teacher teacher) but with a > clear and loud voice? Calls in 3s. I have a bad recording

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Song id

2018-04-04 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Thanks everyone - Jay tells me it is a CAROLINA WREN. I am OOB in the hills of Candor but besides this guy today, phoebes, towhees and peepers have arrived. Also wood frogs have covered the pond. On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 8:32 AM, Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm < m...@roosterhillfarm.com>

[cayugabirds-l] Song id

2018-04-04 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
What early bird sounds similar to an lovebird (teacher teacher) but with a clear and loud voice? Calls in 3s. I have a bad recording I can share. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Nesting action - Ithaca College

2018-04-24 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Behind the campus is the Ithaca College Natural Lands area http://www.icnaturallands.com/about On days like we are having this week, it's a great place to go at lunch for a good walk. My office is on the top floor of one of the Towers and faces this area as well. I've been watching a pair of

[cayugabirds-l] Stevenson Rd bald eagle

2018-11-21 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Mature bald eagle across from compost in a tree next to sheep barn. Immature was with him but flew off across foeld. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer

2019-03-29 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Definitely heard one on IC campus today. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Probable injured snow goose

2019-03-18 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
HI, I am not sure how to report but there is a probable injured snow goose on Honey Pot Rd in Candor. He was sitting on the edge of a farm pond this morning when I drove by and was still there when I came home. He is all alone and hadn't moved. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: