[cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest -- May 24-26

2014-05-06 Thread Mark Chao
Over Memorial Day weekend, I’ll be leading a series of activities, collectively called the Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest (SBQ), to celebrate our local birds, the lands on which their lives depend, and the Land Trust’s role in preserving these vital habitats. Please below for a full

[cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat

2014-05-06 Thread Kevin Loope
I saw my first common yellowthroat of the year in the pine by the back door of Mudd Hall on Cornell Campus! Good Birding, Kevin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Female RWBB

2014-05-06 Thread Dave Nutter
Ann Raffetto's Red-winged Blackbird in East Varick on 15 Feb was the first in the basin this year of which I was aware. I think I saw it in eBird because of the Great Backyard Bird Count. I don't know if Project Feederwatch records are searchable for this purpose. Now that I know the bird was

[cayugabirds-l] Veery

2014-05-06 Thread Geo Kloppel
My West Danby place received a modest influx overnight, including a number of American Redstarts, Red-eyed Vireos, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackburnian, and my first Veery. I'm standing in the City Cemetary right now. Several Least Flycatchers in view, Warbling Vireo, not much else going

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2014-05-06 Thread Naomi Brewer
Monday, May 5th. about 3 p.m. as I looked out the window, there on the suet cake in its cage, stood a male Baltimore Oriole. He was standing on the top of the cage which had a new block of suet in it. He was eating the suet. He flew off and at 4 p.m. as I sat in front of the porch the female

[cayugabirds-l] Cerulean warbler

2014-05-06 Thread daven1...@yahoo.com
Singing Howland island in woods to the left as you drive in near the end. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Orchard Orioles

2014-05-06 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, Well, the light didn't cooperate with my planned trip to Montezuma this morning, so instead I sidetracked to Salt Pt in Lansing. What a great place that spot is! The highlight was two male Orchard Orioles singing and engaging in territorial altercations in trees just a little way

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2014-05-06 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had my first male Baltimore Oriole show up at my jelly feeder! Good thing I refilled the jelly this morning. The Raccoon cleaned them out last night. It left the Hummer's sugar water. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Catbirds and suet

2014-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Had our first of year CATBIRD and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER. The catbird went to our suet feeder, but couldn't figure out how to get to the suet. We cut only the top off the package and hang it upside down inside the rest of the package to make it more difficult for starlings to feed.

[cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler

2014-05-06 Thread daven1...@yahoo.com
First attempt at posting did not go thru. Singing at Howland Island woods near end about an hour ago. Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Orchard Orioles

2014-05-06 Thread Marie P. Read
As promised (threatened?) here's a link to an Orchard Oriole photo from this morning at Salt Point, Lansing. http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Orchard-Oriole/GSQQk.xpjxpQ/IZR0mVm8.21g/CbRXTCg10bWo Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY

[cayugabirds-l] Young Bald Eagle and local bird interactions

2014-05-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Just now a young Bald Eagle (3 rd year possibly), passed my window. As soon as it was over USDA building a crow came to attack it. Then when I was watching through the binoculars as it passed over arboretum, the crow continued harassing and it was joined by a swallow and thirdly a

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Kingbird and Green Heron

2014-05-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Up her in the hills at the SW corner of the basin we are usually a week or two behind the lake microclimate areas in bird arrivals. We were surprised this noon to find both an EAKI and a BEKI over two of the sanctuary ponds. This morning a Nashville, NAWA, was right on time on the 29 year norm

[cayugabirds-l] Great Egret

2014-05-06 Thread daven1...@yahoo.com
Van dyne sporer road Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Arboretum this morning

2014-05-06 Thread Linda Orkin
On a brief foray around the arboretum this morning I heard a high pitched and rapid whistley twitter. When I looked up it was a male Red-winged Blackbird displaying to two females who were observing him rather disinterestedly. He had both wings raised straight up, like a sandpiper display. Both

[cayugabirds-l] Bomax Drive

2014-05-06 Thread smb4inc
Hi All, Last evening we checked out the pond on Bomax Drive. There were Yellow-rumped Warblers and Yellow Warblers in a feeding frenzy over the pond. Also present were Black and White Warblers, a single Palm Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, a Belted Kingfisher, and a Pileated Woodpecker. The

[cayugabirds-l] Recent Montezuma sightings

2014-05-06 Thread tigger64
Birding Friday with Steve Kolbe and Jim Tarolli, highlights included: Savannah Mucks: Peregrine Falcon chasing Am. Golden Plover. Lengthy pursuit, we did not see who prevailed. Savannah-Spring Lake Rd. at the bridge north of Van Dyne Spoor: Steve picked out a Eurasian Green-winged Teal.

[cayugabirds-l] Black tern Tschache Pool

2014-05-06 Thread daven1...@yahoo.com
At least 4 coursing around the back of the marsh. Gorgeous breeding plumage! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] other osprey nest at Cass?

2014-05-06 Thread Jody W Enck
Yes, I have been watching progress for a couple days as my one son has played several baseball games down there recently. One Osprey was carrying huge sticks to the nest on Saturday, including dropping a couple by accident beside the field where they kids were playing (wish they were wearing

RE: [cayugabirds-l] other osprey nest at Cass?

2014-05-06 Thread Karel V. Sedlacek
Marc, Yes saw it this weekend. See: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3414738/events/2970495/videos/49852806 Best, Karel Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone Original message From: Marc Devokaitis mdevokai...@gmail.com Date: 05/06/2014 4:09 PM (GMT-05:00) To:

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks in Danby

2014-05-06 Thread Eric Banford
Joyously heard my first Bobolink's this morning, with all of the construction going on around us I fear they will be pushed out of my neighborhood soon. So I will enjoy them while I can, and hope that someone with money and a conservation heart buys the 12 acres for sale across the street from

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Grebe vs Bullhead

2014-05-06 Thread Dave K
Today at MNWR auto loop https://flic.kr/p/nvXS6w -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Belated post re probable Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

2014-05-06 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
At about 1230pm at the NW corner of the SSW pond, in a tree where I have seen Least Flycatchers in the spring several times, I had what I assumed at first was this year’s FOY (for me) of same (knowing others already have reported one at SSW). However, from a rather close distance and with 10x

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Kingbird

2014-05-06 Thread John VanNiel
Saw my FOY Eastern Kingbirds on the Wildlife Drive this evening at Montezuma. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Parula at Sapsucker Woods

2014-05-06 Thread Diane Morton
Saw a nice variety of warblers at Sapsucker Woods this evening, including a beautiful Northern Parula, FOY for us. There were also plenty of Yellow, Palm, and Yellow-rumped warblers, one Black-and-white, an American Redstart, and at the Sherwood Platform, a Common Yellowthroat. Diane Ken --

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wetlands Area Today 5/6/14

2014-05-06 Thread david nicosia
Birded from sunrise to sunset today. My goal was to see shorebirds, the ibis and anything else up around Montezuma.  However, I totaled up my species count today and was surprised that I had 111 species!!! I spent little time in woodland habitat except for brief times driving through the woods

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Grebe vs Bullhead

2014-05-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Good catch, Dave! Wonder the little guy didn't sink! Fritzie On 5/6/2014 5:36 PM, Dave K wrote: Today at MNWR auto loop https://flic.kr/p/nvXS6w -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Belated post re probable Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

2014-05-06 Thread Dave Nutter
I understand that the level of contrast on the throat and face is more important than the shade of color of the underparts. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher's throat blends, but other Empids have a distinct throat even when they look yellowish below. That said, I'm no expert, but I'd love to see the