[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Golden Eagles yesterday

2014-03-08 Thread Dave Nutter
Perhaps we all should have known that yesterday, with south winds in early March, would be a big day for migrating Golden Eagles, but I wish the word had gotten out at the time.--Dave NutterBegin forwarded message:From: ebird-al...@cornell.eduDate: March 07, 2014 10:15:16 PMTo: nutter.d...@mac.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Golden Eagles yesterday

2014-03-08 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi all I watched for raptors yesterday from our south facing deck on Hunt Hill Rd., SE of Ithaca, from 8:30 til 11:30 and again 3 pm til 4 and saw nothing! Interesting that the eagles are not dispersed across the sky but indeed seem to follow flight paths. We've had eagles fly over but often

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds

2014-03-08 Thread Carol Keeler
I had a spring treat early this morning. There were 3 Bluebirds squabbling over a nest box. There were two males for sure, but I could only find one female. There may have been another female that I couldn't find in those low light levels. My Bluebirds have to battle the House Sparrows for

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Meeting-Monday, March 10

2014-03-08 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi All, Monday is the next meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club, and all are welcome to attend to hear KEVIN MCGOWAN speak about waterfowl identification! Details follow. We meet at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology - doors open at 7, refreshments at 7:15 followed by our business meeting at 7:30 and

[cayugabirds-l] Baby bird video

2014-03-08 Thread CFSchmitt
This was forwarded from a birding friend in Maine. How many of us would even take this on, much less succeed? http://www.trueactivist.com/a-man-going-for-a-jog-found-this-baby-bird-you-have-to-see-next-36-days/ Carol S. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Robins and cedar waxings

2014-03-08 Thread Naomi Brewer
Many years ago while visiting my uncle in Bonita Springs, Florida - about this time of year - Robins were eating some black berries. The bushes were along the yard and as I watched the Robins some of them would flop to the ground, try to get up, stager and eventually be able to hop off or fly.

[cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock Eagles on nest

2014-03-08 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Forgot to mention on Thurs., (3.6.14) that Becky I saw both adult eagles on the nest at Mud Lock. One flew as we stopped so couldn't tell if one had brought food for the other. Seriously doubt eggs have hatched. Saw 2 horned grebes a red breasted merganser on Mill Pond yesterday along with

[cayugabirds-l] Winter didn't kill us!

2014-03-08 Thread Caro
The bluebirds have started their chortling (sounds like Swedish to me), the starlings have picked up a Junco's trill, and two flickers are flicker-flirting near the suet (involves a lot of diving and rushing. It impresses my conure, Jim, who says oh, hi! and chicken! while he watches them

[cayugabirds-l] American Three-toed Woodpecker Sighting?

2014-03-08 Thread David Weber
Can anyone validate this sighting, or is it just another misidentification? http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17357540 Good birding, David -- *David Jonas WeberCornell University, Class of 2016Natural Resources, Applied Ecology* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Three-toed Woodpecker Sighting?

2014-03-08 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
That would be exceedingly amazing for this area. Never say never but that report is entirely too casual to be believed. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock Eagles on nest

2014-03-08 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
Red-breasted merganser was still there today, along with a stunning pair of canvasbacks, some widgeons, red-heads, buffleheads, a scaup, and some geese. I didn't look long, but did not find the grebes. Everybody seemed to be feeding happily. Linda From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Three-toed Woodpecker Sighting?

2014-03-08 Thread Rob Blye
The species has been changed to hairy woodpecker which is much more likely. Rob Blye East Coventry Township Chester County, Pennsylvania - Original Message - From: John and Sue Gregoire k...@empacc.net To: David Weber weberbird...@gmail.com Cc: Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs, Mill Pond

2014-03-08 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Today about 1:15 p.m. John I had good looks at the 2 horned grebes, one spending a long time grooming. Also saw a pr. of common mergs with the male in his well-dressed suit, suitable for a suitor ... nothing COMMON about him! Didn't have time to scan much so probably over looked the

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owls

2014-03-08 Thread Joseph Brin
My wife and I observed 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS at about 5:00 this afternoon from the Potato Building in the muck lands along Rt. 31. I scanned north with no success but immediately found two looking due south. I'm not certain but I feel a better place to see them would be from East Road but we did

[cayugabirds-l] Unknown Harlequin Duck

2014-03-08 Thread M Miller
The raptor on your flickr page is a rough-legged hawk (note underwing shoulder patch in flight). The Harlequin Duck was still in the Oswego River north of post office at 5 PM. Had a short-eared owl along rte 31 Montezuma, by the potato barn about dusk. Sent from Windows Mail --