[cayugabirds-l] new Yard bird

2015-03-08 Thread Susan Fast
I have been out 5 times since the end of February, scanning the southern skies for migrants of some kind.  So far nothing.  But today I got a new Yard bird when I watched a REDHEAD (as in the duck) circling the Firehall 4 times low.  Not sure it was migrating, but it probably thought the

[cayugabirds-l] Ice retreating

2015-03-08 Thread Donna Scott
Up till yesterday (3/7) with the freezing temps. the miles-long ice sheet in front of my house at Lansing Station Rd. had increased in size since I reported its extent on Thurs 3/5. With today's temps in mid 30s the ice sheet has melted back about 100' along the shore here and about 150' out

[cayugabirds-l] Crows raid Wendy's trash can in Auburn 3/8/15

2015-03-08 Thread job121830
Most interesting to watch as 3 crows kept trying to get a bag containing French fries other food items from the small trash bin at the front entrance to Wendy's today. Each would grab the bag try to pull it from the partially enclosed bin. Occasionally one would shake loose a French fry leave

[cayugabirds-l] Fish Crow smarts

2015-03-08 Thread Donna Scott
Years ago I joined my parents at their favorite hotel on Sanibel Island near Fort Myers Florida. One day my father and I were walking through the parking lot below the second floor balcony where there was a maid's room-cleaning cart next to the railing. All of a sudden coffee stirrers, sugar

[cayugabirds-l] Open waters, new osprey platforms feathers

2015-03-08 Thread job121830
Two new osprey platforms have been placed atop elec. poles: one across from Union Springs High School driveway at the water plant. Another is north of the RR track at the 2nd fire lane. Can't think of the name on the driveway sign or what the firelane no. is. Maybe there are only crossed oars on

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted duck continues

2015-03-08 Thread Brad Walker
At yacht club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Last week's Hooded Merganser video

2015-03-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
?Hi all, I have uploaded video of Hooded Merganser of Seneca River, but the sound in the background is of Cayuga Lake Sheldrake point as the original sound was too many cars passing by. Hope you will enjoy in HD. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111

[cayugabirds-l] oops Link to Hooded Merganser

2015-03-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL8mVlXD_4g Hooded Merganser Preening - YouTube Hooded Merganser Preening on Seneca River in Baldwinsville NY Feb 28 2014. Watch now...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL8mVlXD_4g Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://www.haribal.org/

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Birding

2015-03-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
​Hi all, Yesterday , I too went looking for birds at IYC, but my goal was to observe behaviors. I arrived there and got out and from the top parking area I looked at the ducks in the bay and first thing I saw was TUFTED DUCK through binoculars. I spent some time watching it and as there was

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagles

2015-03-08 Thread Donna Scott
...Did later show up to grab one of the dead birds in the ice-chunk/water edge of the big ice sheet here at Lans. Stat. Rd. An adult BALD EAGLE swooped around to check out the floating body, then grabbed it on the third pass. It flew back south a short way landed on the ice where it started

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2015-03-08 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I walked my usual route down Burns Road today and found a Brown Thrasher visiting a feeder at Burns Way. In talking to the homeowner he said it’s been at his house all winter with some Grackles and what sounds to me like a Rusty Blackbird. I didn’t see these other early birds, but I’ll

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck musings

2015-03-08 Thread Judith Thurber
Loved it! Thanks so much. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Mar 7, 2015, at 5:14 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: Two points of potential interest about Tufted Ducks, in addition to the fact that the short-tufted male continues (as late as 3:30pm) close to the point