[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo again

2014-06-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
I was in Rochester yesterday, but back at home this morning, and still have a Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling. The call is a harsh throaty Kowp Kowp Kowp Kowp Kowp Kowp Kowp Kowp I had decided that I just couldn't describe the differentiation of Black-billed and

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey interaction

2014-06-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
Last night, during our sunset walk at Salt Point in Lansing, Joe and I got some nice views of the osprey pair sharing a fish on the platform edge. When we were ready to leave (it was getting quite dark by then) one osprey was down incubating presumably while the other stayed alert on the perch

[cayugabirds-l] Mimicking bird

2014-06-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, My neighbor has a pet mimickingbird, I don't know what species it is. But daily morning from 4.30 to 5.15 am or so it mimics various calls and also I it has its own song I think. I would have to like it recorded but unfortunately my recorder was full. I did not feel like getting up to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds on our house

2014-06-08 Thread Mike Pitzrick
Hi Richard, The range map for Northern Mockingbird in *Birds of North America* indicates that they breed as far north as southern Ontario, and are permanent residents as far north as Watertown, NY. Regarding migratory habits, BNA says it is Not well understood. Reported to be partly migratory

[cayugabirds-l] First osprey egg at Salt Point hatches

2014-06-08 Thread Candace Cornell
Yesterday morning, after 38 days of incubation, the first osprey egg at Salt Point hatched. I suspect there are two more eggs on the way, but it is purely a guess. The Baltimore Orioles around the osprey platform serenaded the new chick and it was a wonderful day at the point. I would like to

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds on our house

2014-06-08 Thread Wesley M. Hochachka
Hi all, The idea of identifying winter ranges from songs that are mimicked is neat, and while it may not work for Northern Mockingbirds, it possibly could be used for other species. I know of only a single person who ever tried doing this (there could easily be more…I don’t know the song

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey interaction

2014-06-08 Thread Bill Mcaneny
At Sunken Meadow S.P. on L.I., there was a House Finch pair nesting in the lower level of an Osprey's nest. Bill McAneny _ From: bounce-116224047-7495...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-116224047-7495...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Karen Edelstein Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 7:51

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey interaction

2014-06-08 Thread Carol Keeler
When I used to photograph the Bald Eagles at Mud Lock, I saw House Sparrows within the Eagle's nest as well, so I wasn't too surprised to hear that they do it to Ospreys as well. I'm glad to hear that the sparrows may provide some benefit to the Ospreys, as well. I hate the House Sparrows

[cayugabirds-l] Ct Hill - no Protho

2014-06-08 Thread Suan Yong
Seven of us explored Connecticut Hill this morning for the CBC field trip. No prothonotary, nor in fact any of the highlights from scouting (I should stop scouting before trips, as they always seem to find more stuff than the actual trip :-). But we did get good scope looks at a cooperative

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Vicinity: K-M Marsh, Armitage Road. Seneca Meadows.

2014-06-08 Thread David Nicosia
Started at K-M Marsh from East Road around noon. As expected lighting was bad but clouds helped to some extent. Most of the shorebirds were distant and in the shimmer which again, as expected, was really bad. Notable, but not rare birds, were a single CASPIAN TERN loafing with the lingering