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
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
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
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
This was forwarded from a birding friend in Maine. How many of us would
even take this on, much less succeed?
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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.
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
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
Can anyone validate this sighting, or is it just another misidentification?
*David Jonas WeberCornell University, Class of 2016Natural Resources,
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That would be exceedingly amazing for this area. Never say never but that
entirely too casual to be believed.
John and Sue Gregoire
Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
5373 Fitzgerald Road
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
The species has been changed to hairy woodpecker which is much more likely.
East Coventry Township
Chester County, Pennsylvania
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From: John and Sue Gregoire k...@empacc.net
To: David Weber weberbird...@gmail.com
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
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
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.
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