[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl at Greater Binghamton Airport...not seen since December 23rd.

2011-12-27 Thread david nicosia
I spoke with Steven Robinson the person who found the Snowy Owl at the Greater Binghamton Airport on December 23rd. He took a photo of it with his cell phone and it is legit. See attached. Unfortunately, he is out there often and has not seen the bird since. I asked the airport operations

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2011-12-27 Thread Carol Keeler
A snowy owl swooped down to ground level near the food court at the Waterloo outlet while I was shopping. Looked mostly white. No one else even looked as I yelled Snowy owl. Could it be the same one seen around Montezuma? It flew over the building and I couldn't relocate it. How cool! Carol

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2011-12-27 Thread bob mcguire
Ann Mitchell, Gary Kohlenberg, and I spent the morning driving roads in Seneca County, centered on Kings Corners Rd, in a fruitless search for a reported Snowy Owl. On a similar note, my reading of the Wiegand Eames map, which we use to delineate the Cayuga Lake Basin, says that the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hammond Hill Goshawk

2011-12-27 Thread Dave Nutter
This morning (Tuesday 27 Dec) Laurie and I took a second lovely walk in Hammond Hill State Forest. Having gone there Christmas day to not see Bob's White-winged Crossbills, today we went to not see his Northern Goshawk. Again I was not surprised, because both species are wide-ranging and

[cayugabirds-l] Belted Kingfisher

2011-12-27 Thread Donna Scott
My sister and I saw a lovely male BELTED KINGFISHER at Myers Park Monday afternoon, perched in a bush by Salmon Creek, on the Salt Point side, near the outlet to the lake. Donna L. Scott Lansing, NY 14882 d...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Gary K. and R L hawks

2011-12-27 Thread B Mcaneny
Shirley and I were driving N on rte 89 about noon today and passed a Rough-leg perched on a power pole near Interlaken. He said he was waiting for Gary, and did we know what was delaying him? We went on to Montezuma which started out quiet and got quieter as the rain started. Saw nothing

[cayugabirds-l] Belted Kingfisher

2011-12-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
And yet another BK seen 22 Dec. flying over Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls then perching on a low post on the north side close to the water. Also seen were Canadas several Hooded Mergs. Mud Lock area had many Hoodies C. Mergs, more than I can remember seeing there. Lots of Tundra Swans, too.

[cayugabirds-l] Coopers hawk

2011-12-27 Thread Susan Fast
Several days before Xmas, a friend of ours brought over the remains of a deer torso he had shot. We threw it on top of a large brushpile in the yard to keep the coyotes from dragging it off. So far it has been a boon to our 4 YARD CROWS who have spent some of their daytime activities pulling

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2011-12-27 Thread J. Gary Kohlenberg
Although we had no Snowy Owl, we did see two KESTRELS, two N. HARRIERS ,one of them a dapper male, a small, (~20), flock of REDPOLLS and thousands of SNOW GEESE, CANADAS and more than a few hunters around Kings Corners Road. It was pretty birdie. I still haven't seen any R.L. Hawks this

[cayugabirds-l] yet another Belted Kingfisher

2011-12-27 Thread Robin Cisne
They're everywhere! They're everywhere! (well, almost:) We saw one yesterday in Center Lisle as we were speeding south on Route 79. There's a little pond near the Dudley Diner, visible from the road, and a wire crosses right over the pond. The kingfisher was in the middle of the wire, looking

[cayugabirds-l] No. Pintail, Seneca Lakes SP 12-27; SE Owl,Van Dyne Spoor Rd 12-26

2011-12-27 Thread Michael and Joann Tetlow
There were 11 No. Pintail with Blacks and Mallards along the shoreline at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva today. A nice group of about 60 Common Goldeneye were offshore. Heavy waves, rain and constant diving prevented study of a rounder headed female with a fairly extensive yellow tip to the