[cayugabirds-l] White-winged Crossbills, Summerhill

2011-11-12 Thread Jay McGowan
Large flock of White-winged Crossbills flying over Hoag Street, Summerhill. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike, Ellis Hollow Creek Road

2011-11-12 Thread Paul Anderson
Hi! I found a Northern Shrike on Ellis Hollow Creek Road this morning at about 10am, just east of the junction with Turkey Hill Road. There is a field there with horses and a few barns. To the right of the barns are some bushes that follow the line of a small stream. The bird was in those

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Video of starling murmuration

2011-11-12 Thread Candace Cornell
Below are links to a taped encounter with a murmuration (massive flock) of starlings swarming along Ireland's River Shannon ..wafts of tens of thousands of birds dancing in flight. * *http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=31278 *

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill crossbills etc; Dryden; Ellis Hollow shrike

2011-11-12 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all, I journeyed up to Summerhill this morning. I spent the first hour and a half (7:00-8:30) walking up and down Salt Road and occasionally down Hoag Street with very little to show for it. Several COMMON RAVENS were around, as well as RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, and the

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs Mill Pond

2011-11-12 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Failed to post that I saw my first Buffles: 4 females on Mill Pond on Wed., 9 Nov. 2011. I have been seeing the long, thick rivers of mixed black birds going over our house the last 5 days, either out to feed or back to their evening roosts. Gas in Union Springs or at Byrne Dairy Hess in

[cayugabirds-l] Gas prices are up

2011-11-12 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Thanks Carol! Carol Keeler just updated my info. Prices are $3.44.9. now in Aub. at Byrne Qwik Fill so I'm sure other places are following suit. I had seen that price elsewhere on Thurs. but still, that's better than Ithaca, Dryden other places. You know the holidays are coming!! Fritzie --

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant: crows and hawk

2011-11-12 Thread Susan Fast
I had just parked at the east end of Mt. Pleasant Rd. at 0715 this morning and noted about 50 AMER. CROWS feeding in the just-harvested corn field there. Another 40 or so crows were flying in a slow, loose stream toward the trees to the south where another 20 crows were already perched. I noted