[cayugabirds-l] Hammond Hill Crossbills

2011-12-24 Thread bob mcguire
I just returned from a long walk at Hammond Hill. In addition to 2 Ravens, 14 Chickadees, 6 Blue Jays, 2 White-breasted Nuthatches, and a single Golden-crowned Kinglet, I encountered two WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS. The crossbills were first heard calling as they flew overhead, from north to

[cayugabirds-l] Cackling and Lesser Canada - Ithaca

2011-12-24 Thread Nicholas Sly
While birding in the City of Ithaca today, I found a Cackling Goose and what I think is a Lesser Canada Goose (B. c. parvipes) in the Cayuga Lake Inlet. The parvipes was a very small, dark goose that I initially mistook for a second Cackling, until I looked closer and saw that its head and bill

[cayugabirds-l] Railroad/VanDyne Spoor roads - no shrike, no owls

2011-12-24 Thread Mark Miller
Spent the morning around Knox-Marsellus, East Rd, VanDyne Spoor/Wright/Railroad roads and didn't see the shrike or any owls. I did have about a million snow geese (at least a couple thousand) take off from knox-marsellus and 14 sandhill cranes on the frozen puddlers marsh. Had a dozen or more

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Phoebe!

2011-12-24 Thread Marie P Read
I know it's been a mild winter, but.there's an Eastern Phoebe foraging in my backyard as I write! (Wah??) Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu http://www.marieread.com Now on FaceBook

[cayugabirds-l] Sat Birding

2011-12-24 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi all, Ton and I spent today birding up the east side of Cayuga Lake, ending at the Potato Building around 4 pm before heading back toward Ithaca with a brief stop at Rafferty Rd. in search of Short-earred owls (we didn't find any but did see a KESTREL). We started around 11 am at Stewart

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans at Stewart Park

2011-12-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In addition to the large numbers of waterfowl at Stewart Park already reported by Laura and Ton, there were 6 TUNDRA SWANS near the east end of the park late this afternoon. 500-600 gulls were loafing on the water offshore, but I couldn't find anything other than the usual 3 species. KEN Ken