[cayugabirds-l] Raven and goat

2015-03-21 Thread Liz Brown
While I was doing chores this morning (outside of Mecklenburg) I saw a wonderful interaction between a raven and my goat. I feed the crows, and it's not uncommon for our resident ravens to drop in and have a snack. This morning, as I was filling water buckets, I heard an odd, bell-like voice.

[cayugabirds-l] Serendipitous raptor observations- long rambling

2015-03-21 Thread John Confer
serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for, refers to the fairy tale characters who were always making discoveries through chance. Cayugabirds-l has carried two recent reports of serendipitous raptor observations. A+ ratings: Kevin

[cayugabirds-l] Called-in possible Arctic Kite

2015-03-21 Thread holly adams
Here at the front desk, got a call from a pretty knowledgeable birder near Danby. He's especially knowledgeable about raptors. On Hill Rd yesterday mid-day. 96B twd Danby, turn on Curtis Rd. At T, turn left onto Hill Rd. Sighting up on the hill. Large, about eagle-sized, white with Arctic

[cayugabirds-l] brown creeper

2015-03-21 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have a nice brown creeper picking through he bark of our spruce trees in Brooktondale...it is the first I have seen in a long time. ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video

[cayugabirds-l] Gray Catbird, Northeast Ithaca

2015-03-21 Thread Jay McGowan
We just flushed a very early GRAY CATBIRD from the small patch of bare ground at the base of our house on Tareyton Drive in Northeast Ithaca. -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Called-in possible Arctic Kite

2015-03-21 Thread Suan Yong
I was in the area today (before reading this message) on Michigan Hollow road, and at one point heard a sequence of three broad-wing squeals. They fit in nicely between several blue jay vocalizations, from roughly the same direction, so without visual confirmation, and given the early (?) date,

[cayugabirds-l] Today's CBC Trip

2015-03-21 Thread bob mcguire
Gary Kohlenberg led today’s successful CBC trip up the lake, and I am sure he will want to do a full report at some point. But for those who might be thinking about going up tomorrow, one of the highlights was a single SANDHILL CRANE. We looked high low around the Carncross Rd area without

[cayugabirds-l] Grackle

2015-03-21 Thread Marla Coppolino
Late this afternoon a gorgeous, shiny COMMON GRACKLE visited the ground under my bird feeders. Location: Pleasant Valley Rd in Groton. Marla L. Coppolino Groton, New York USA http://marlacoppolino.com http://www.thesnailwrangler.com/ http://kibibiacres.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: