[cayugabirds-l] overnight arrivals

2014-05-04 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Hurrah! The west side of the lake finally catches up with the rest of the basin. This morning between 7:45 and 8:00 in quick succession we had a male Baltimore ORIOLE, Purple Finches (3 females), and White-Crowned Sparrow, all seen while I was seated at the breakfast table. Easy viewing, but it

[cayugabirds-l] Productive morning walk in Lansing

2014-05-04 Thread Jason Huck
This morning I walked the yard and old farm pond patch behind the house and found a YELLOW WARBLER, two YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERs, a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (new patch bird) in the hardwoods and willows along the pond. Calling beside them was a GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER

[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius - beautiful morning - Am Bittern

2014-05-04 Thread John Confer
7:00-8:00 AM Aside from one previous report of a calling Am. Bittern for Goetchius, aided by a very flexible boundary, this was the first AM BI sighting within the Goetchius and actually this was in the NY DOT portion of the wetland, that I have heard about. A female Harrier coursing over

[cayugabirds-l] Major fallout??

2014-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Did we have a major fallout last night? We just had 4, that's right, 4 male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK come to our feeder all at the same time!!! Also, I think I had a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH pop in briefly. It did not stay long, maybe 10 seconds. I think it looked around and must have said to

[cayugabirds-l] Home Again

2014-05-04 Thread bob mcguire
I arrived back in the Basin yesterday after a month in the field. And it seemed like a good morning to take a couple of walks. Birding today was like going out on January first - almost all of the birds were year birds for me. The trails at Sapsucker Woods produced a bundle of new birds:

[cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo on South Hill Recreation Way

2014-05-04 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Found by Dan Lane. Singing ca 1/2 mile from Burn Road, by bench on north side of trail. tss -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] RT Hummingbird South Hill

2014-05-04 Thread Dave Bulatek Teresa Wagner Bulatek
We saw our first RT at our window feeder this morning on Ithaca's South Hill. Teresa Dave Bulatek -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Sun 5/4

2014-05-04 Thread Mark Chao
En route to the Lab of Ornithology on Sunday morning, Miyoko, Tilden and I saw a male INDIGO BUNTING in the power line corridor off Warren Road between Uptown Road and Route 13. In Sapsucker Woods, we found very few of the birds that Bob reported, nor any of various other interesting finds

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Barn birds, Dryden

2014-05-04 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
A few new birds in the yard this morning, including a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, which was a surprise, both for the early date and the location. I believe it is only my second in the yard ever. Also, 3 male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks coming to the feeder at once. Kevin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] West Danby Birds

2014-05-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
A few more birds have trickled into my yard too: Baltimore Oriole, Common Yellowthroat and Chestnut-sided Warbler. At least one Wood Thrush arrived on Friday. Now there are several around. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Major fallout??

2014-05-04 Thread Daniel Graham
As I read this just now, one male Rose-breasted Grosbeak landed on the window screen of our sunroom, then flew off. Dan T-Burg On 5/4/14, W. Larry Hymes w...@cornell.edu wrote: Did we have a major fallout last night? We just had 4, that's right, 4 male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK come to our

[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeak

2014-05-04 Thread Carol Keeler
I've been watching my very busy feeders for much of the afternoon and finally a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak showed up! He's sitting up in a maple tree overlooking the feeders but hasn't come down to one yet. Now he's come down to the ground to feed. I still have both White Throated and White

[cayugabirds-l] 2 scarlet tanagers

2014-05-04 Thread Michael O. Engle
We saw two stunningly bright male scarlet tanagers on our midday walk. One was on South Hill Rec Way about 1/2 mile east of the Juniper St. entrance (just past the former location of the gate across the trail). The second was on the west side of Water Street below the new valve building for

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals

2014-05-04 Thread M K Mannella
One Hummingbird and two white-crowned sparrows this afternoon. Michele Ovid / Interlaken -- www.thehaywardhouse.com www.bodyshopwellness.com -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing migrants and night heron

2014-05-04 Thread Robyn Bailey
A walk around my wooded neighborhood in Myers area of Lansing was very rewarding this morning. For warblers, we had Black-and-White, Blackburnian, Black-throated Green, Yellow, Nashville, Myrtle, and American Redstart (males of all). Other migrants included Warbling Vireo, Eastern Kingbird,

[cayugabirds-l] white-crowned sparrow

2014-05-04 Thread holly adams
Lots of FOY birds for us in our Brooktondale yard today, including a White-Crowned Sparrow alongside our plentiful White-Throated ones! -holly -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ibises @ VC

2014-05-04 Thread Suan Yong
Two ibises at MNWR visitor center, looking WNW into the wind, on far bank with Canada geese. Suan _ http://suan-yong.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Red-eyed Vireo

2014-05-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
Took a walk this afternoon around the Fisher Old Growth Forest, which I figured would offer some shelter from the gusty northwest wind. Down at the bottom it was sunny and warm, and some migrants were actively foraging in the trees along the marsh edge. Among the Yellow-rumps and Ruby-crowned

[cayugabirds-l] RB Grosbeak

2014-05-04 Thread Carol Keeler
Yahoo! I've now got a second male RB Grosbeak! He is sitting very still in my Wm. Baffin Rose right beneath the sunroom. I get the feeling he's very tired from a long trip here. I didn't see him come in, so I have no idea how long he's been sitting there. There's plenty of food when he's

[cayugabirds-l] Baldwin (Park) Preserve

2014-05-04 Thread Susan Fast
I walked about the old Baldwin Preserve early this morning.  I found 2 enigmas.  I left the preserve to the east, walking down the trail to 6-Mile Creek.   Towards the bottom was a small bunch of feathers; small ones gray, but several longer ones of a deep metallic green color.  One feather I

[cayugabirds-l] Glossy Ibis

2014-05-04 Thread Diana
Hi All, The Glossy Ibis was still on Carncross by the bridge this early afternoon. It was among some Yellowlegs, and some Shovelers. I wonder if there are three here. There were two immature Bald Eagles down the river and when one would fly, it would flush the Ibis. It seemed pretty intent on

[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird

2014-05-04 Thread M K Mannella
We have two BROWN THRASHERS today, a new yard bird for us. I have not been sitting and watching steadily today, bit getting some window time here and there while doing some renovations. Who knows what is out there that we are missing. Michele --