RE: [cayugabirds-l] OOB/Chimney Swifts

2010-05-15 Thread Susan Fast
Last evening, Susie I noted a large handful of CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying over the Firehouse Diner in downtown Candor, NY. And for years, we have watched another bunch of them over the ice cream stand in Richford, NY. (not every day, of course) S. S. Fast Brooktondale _ From:

[cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow, Sat. 5/15/10

2010-05-15 Thread Susan Fast
I did a walk through Shindagin Hollow this morning. It was probably one of the best walks I've had there in years, birdwise, especially for warblers. Soon after starting I encountered a large feeding flock of the little guys. I stood, literally, in one spot on the road and identified 13 species

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 5/15/2010 (11 Warbler sp. + Yellow-bellied Flycatcher)

2010-05-15 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Today, from about 9:00am to 11:30am, I spent time wandering around the Hawthorn Orchard in search of migrants. The wind made it difficult to locate individuals, but I managed to see and hear a few birds. Below are the details of what was there this morning: 1 Belted Kingfisher (flyover) 1

[cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler habitat

2010-05-15 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Geo, Over this way Hoodeds prefer Maple forest with medium understory. No morels! However, under those old apple trees is the real connection.;-) Have also founded Hooded nesting in dense second growth - similar to Chat habitat. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven

[cayugabirds-l] Lime Hollow

2010-05-15 Thread
Hello all, I'd like to thank the near 20 people that joined me for this morning's Lime Hollow bird walk --for you Basinites out there, 90% of LH is in the Cayuga Lake Basin. :-) Lime Hollow bird walks take place throughout May every Saturday at 7:30. While things weren't amazing this morning,

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Short-billed Dowitchers, Lincoln's Sparrow, Philadelphia Vireo etc

2010-05-15 Thread Chris Wiley
Matt Medler and I spent the day checking through the many hundreds of shorebirds currently at Montezuma, in addition to a few spots closer to Ithaca. Despite the very windy conditions, we managed to find a surprisingly list of species! We started the morning by checking the Fort Hill Rd

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Arnot Forest (out of basin)

2010-05-15 Thread Dave Nutter
My SFO group also stayed at Arnot Forest from 7am-4pm, but we were slower paced and did not try to go to the top, so we missed several of the field and early successional species Meena listed. However, we did hear both BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW- BILLED CUCKOOS well, and a couple of us had a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 5/13

2010-05-15 Thread Tom Hoebbel
I too heard the Barred Owl, but thought it might have been the person leading the kids group that was in proximity to Mark and Alicia, so now I am thinking this was a bird rather than a human calling. I faintly heard a reply from deep in the dryden side forest, but only once. While on the