[cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Suan Yong
My Christmas day tour of some recent snowy owl spots - Ovid, Aunkst, Martin, Potatoes - found none, though there was a nice gathering of birders at the Potatoes building braving the cold together. In the Union Springs Mill Pond were two swans with yellow wing tags (K33, A21) as has been

RE: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Those look like clear Trumpeters to me. I believe the yellow tags come from the Ontario introduction program. Kevin From: bounce-111360161-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-111360161-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Suan Yong Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 9:20 AM To:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
When I saw them, I reported them as tundra, but my first thought had been trumpeter. The heads were stained yellowish, and I second-guessed myself – George Fearon photographed K33 clearly and reported it as a trumpeter. Linda Van Buskirk From: bounce-111360161-3493...@list.cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Anne Clark
Follow up on Trumpeter Restoration Project mentioned by Kevin--all yellow wing tags appear to come from Ontario banding. What isn't immediately clear is their numbering system since 2008 (when lots of these were apparently put on). http://honeyharbour.net/reporting-trumpeter-swan-sightings/

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Yes, dau. Becky I have been watching the tagged trumpeter swans on Mill pond for 2 wks. or longer. Larue St. Clair was by there on the 20th commented in a C'mas note to us that they were trumpeters. I haven't had time to check my records but I think those wing tag nos. may be the same as on a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
In reply to: Anne Clark who asked: If the two are sticking together and adults, perhaps they are a pair? Larue St. Clair mentioned that he felt the trumpeters they were a pair. I might mention that the first time he, we met, was down towards Long Point the winter after his wife died in Oct.

[cayugabirds-l] N. shrike

2013-12-27 Thread Susan Fast
1130. Just noted an adult NORTHERN SHRIKE perched in a treetop in a hedgerow along the field across from my house. How's that for a sentence? It's December; right on time. Beautiful in the softly falling snow. Steve Fast Brooktondale -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Short Notice CBC Field Trip

2013-12-27 Thread bob mcguire
I will lead a Cayuga Bird Club trip this coming Sunday. Meet at the Lab at 8 am. We'll spend most of our time checking the lake for waterfowl, plus a few roadsides for larks/buntings/longspurs. I hope to make it as far as Union Springs. Back around 2 pm. The general public is welcome. Bring

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2013-12-27 Thread Marsha Kardon
Seen on the roof of barn west of the potato building on the opposite side of rt 31 at 4 pm Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Owling company?

2013-12-27 Thread John Confer
There are many good potential owl sites in the Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird Count, the CBC CBC. I don't want to poach on anyone's intended location for pre-dawn playing of owl calls. I usually try along southern end of Hammond Hill, Flatiron Rd., Rt., 79 near Slaterville, Six Hundred Rd.,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2013-12-27 Thread Therese O'Connor
Not sure what everyone means by potato building.could you give location? On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Marsha Kardon mkmd...@yahoo.com wrote: Seen on the roof of barn west of the potato building on the opposite side of rt 31 at 4 pm Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] tundra swans

2013-12-27 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
This evening, at dusk, I saw six tundra swans, one clearly a first year bird, just off the east shore of Cayuga Lake at (little) Gully Road. After having seen the trumpeters closely so recently in Union Springs, these were obviously tundras. Associated ducks, but it was getting too dark for

[cayugabirds-l] Potato building

2013-12-27 Thread Donna Scott
Hi Therese, Follow rt. 89 north off US Rt. 20, west of Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, to NY Rt. 31. Turn right. You'll be in the low-lying agricultural mucklands. 0.7 mi. down rt. 31 on the left, the potato building is an old, seemingly unused, cement block building with faint old letters painted

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2013-12-27 Thread Dave Nutter
On NYS-31 west of the hamlet/village of Montezuma, there is a long straightaway across the mucklands (dark-soiled, low, seasonally wet farmland) from the bridge over the Seneca River to the fork where NYS-89 comes in. About halfway across on the north side of the road is an abandoned building

[cayugabirds-l] photo of the Potato Building

2013-12-27 Thread Leona Lauster
For those looking for the potato building here is a link to a photo taken in 2006. https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A4JtdOXmkWoeL;6299277A-F247-4D53-B1F1-4B114A09BD80 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME