[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied sapsucker

2012-12-27 Thread Marla Coppolino
This morning there is an immature male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on the lilac tree above my feeders. I believe it was last year I had an immature female that hung around for the winter. Marla Coppolino Pleasant Valley Road, Groton -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll at Lab of O

2012-12-27 Thread Mary E. Winston
Happy New Year ...almost - I came to the Lab today to fill bird feeders in the Bird Garden and I stopped to watch what came to the feeders afterwards - 16 Pine Siskins, 1 Redwing Blackbird and 1 Common Redpoll. It makes you wonder what comes to the feeders when there is no one around! Mary

[cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Stephanie Greenwood
A huge, inestimable number of snow geese just flew overhead, the biggest I've ever seen. Brought everyone out of their houses up here to have a look. Stephanie -- Stephanie Greenwood Ecovillage at Ithaca 221 Rachel Carson Way Ithaca, NY 14850 607 280 1050 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Stephanie Greenwood
I've never ever seen so many. -- Stephanie Greenwood Ecovillage at Ithaca 221 Rachel Carson Way Ithaca, NY 14850 607 280 1050 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just passed over my house (West Danby). I guesstimated 8,000 - 10,000, more still coming. -Geo Kloppel On Dec 27, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Stephanie Greenwood stpegreenw...@gmail.com wrote: I've never ever seen so many. -- Stephanie Greenwood Ecovillage at Ithaca 221 Rachel Carson Way

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Asher Hockett
And MORE over Ithaca. From the top of the MH building on Green St, skein after skein, some quite low and others almost too high to see. Thousands and thousands. Some even flying north. On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: Just passed over my house (West

[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Count Area VII would welcome more participants

2012-12-27 Thread Marty Schlabach
Area VII of the Ithaca Christmas Count could use more counters. Area VII is essentially the western most portion of the Ithaca count circle. West of the lake, west of Rts 13A and 34/13. There is a mix of city, rural, driving and walking in Area VII. At noon, we all meet at Kelly's Dockside

RE: [cayugabirds-l] And many more and MORE Snow Geese as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Meena Haribal
I too spent couple of hours from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. in yard, really clearing snow, but I enjoyed it. Initial first half hour nothing happened except for the crow in my yard making all possible noise. Then soon I started hearing snow geese. At that point cloud cover was low so I did not see

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
My count is now 15,000 Snow Geese, riding a cold tailwind out of the NNW, so gusty that the flocks often appeared to be flying sideways, but definitely trending southwards at a good clip. -Geo Kloppel On Dec 27, 2012, at 1:14 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: I went outside at noon and noticed a

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2012-12-27 Thread Kelly L. Smith
at my feeder looking cold. Kelly Groton NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned Sparrow

2012-12-27 Thread Caroline Manring
At our feeder today, West Hill. A new one for us! Caroline Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Still streaming out the south gates of the Cayuga Basin at 2:30! -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2012-12-27 Thread Carol Keeler
One advantage to this weather is that it brings in the birds to the feeders. I've had more of my regulars than usual. I now have 4 pairs of Cardinals which stay all day. I counted 10 Tree Sparrows, 6 Juncos, and about 15 House Finches. There are many Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice, Chickadees,

[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

2012-12-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
The beauty of the red Cardinals was very present today as we counted 17 (!!) Cardinals at our feeders in the early afternoon. There were at least 11 males, but the way they all kept flitting about, it was sort of difficult to count. What a gorgeous sight! -- Sara Jane and Larry Hymes Vine

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Ann Mitchell
I missed all the geese activity today because of work, but I did see 80 plus Canada's flying from West Hill towards the lake. Good birding, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone On Dec 27, 2012, at 1:14 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: I went outside at noon and noticed a couple hundred Snow Geese

[cayugabirds-l] Ovid Short-eared owl

2012-12-27 Thread Marty Schlabach
Yesterday, late in the day, Mary Jean, Phil and I hit the areas around Wycoff Rd Rock River Rds, and Center Rd Co Rd 129, Town of Ovid, where we've seen short-eared owls in past years. Michele Manella reported one shortear at Wycoff and Rock River recently. But, we came up empty. This

RE: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Interesting to hear that they were still streaming at 2:30. I was digging out my driveway at about 12:15 when I heard the Snows and saw them heading south. I wondered whether they were going to the corn fields because the Canadas fly in the same direction in the morning and back to the lake

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At dusk I stopped by Stewart park - the churning lakeshore was pretty bird less, but then I noticed the western sky filled with SNOW GEESE pouring in from the south. The skeins were flying north but drifting east over the lake, flying very strongly into the stiff wind. I'm sure I missed the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Stephanie Greenwood
Those must have been the ones I saw streaming BACK from the South heading North, definitely in the lake direction from here about 5pm. Don't know why they changed course and came back again. Weather? Wind? Lake? Stephanie On 12/27/12 9:25 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: At dusk I stopped

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
From my position overlooking the upper reaches of Cayuga Inlet I saw great numbers of Snow Geese fly south beyond the limits of the basin - at least 3 to 4 times the number that Ken reported returning to the lake at dusk. I expect a lot of them are still winging southward over moonlit

[cayugabirds-l] Birds Hang Around Mistletoe For More Than A Kiss

2012-12-27 Thread Paul Schmitt
From Paul Schmitt: I found the following story on the NPR iPhone App: Birds Hang Around Mistletoe For More Than A Kiss by Sabri Ben-Achour WAMU - December 27, 2012 For the Druids, mistletoe was sacred. For us, it's a cute ornament and maybe an excuse to steal a kiss. And of course it's a