[cayugabirds-l] Saturday CBC field trip- long

2015-03-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Saturday nine of Ithaca’s best, most enthusiastic, birders joined me for a jaunt up the lake. When I left the house to meet at the Lab the morning was so snowy it seemed like a replay of February. When we arrived at Myer’s Point the heavy blowing snow limited visibility to about 100

[cayugabirds-l] FOS birds

2015-03-22 Thread Carol Keeler
Since other people have mentioned getting Song Sparrows, I've been on the watch for one at my feeders. Tonight, one showed up. FOS for me. Yesterday I had another FOS- a Turkey Vulture on rt 41A. Yesterday was serendipitous for me. I was backing into the garage and glanced up and there was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Arctic kite sighting?

2015-03-22 Thread Jay McGowan
Before we are inundated with possible sightings, let's just clarify that Arctic Kite is, as far as I am aware, an entirely fictitious name, and any so-called expert in raptors using this term is unlikely to be such. The only thing I can think of that would come close to fitting this name is

[cayugabirds-l] Arctic Kite photos

2015-03-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
Though they're not birds, Arctic Kites actually do exist. The one reported from Danby is probably resting in someone's garage today, as there's not enough wind: http://www.thekiteboarder.com/event-cal/varanger-arctic-kite-enduro-2015/ -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Arctic kite sighting?

2015-03-22 Thread Sandy
I was driving down rte 79 westward near 1341 e state street just now at about 8:45 am and saw a falcon-shaped bird, about the size of a kestrel it smaller with snow-white under belly and under wings. Could not see top side as it was dive- bombing around in the evergreens behind the houses on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Arctic kite sighting?

2015-03-22 Thread holly adams
Thanks so much, for this Jay (and Kevin). We had a huge event at the Lab yesterday and many families (over 200 people at once), and I usually have time to double check things but didn't, so posted the call as per typical practice at the front desk for unusual things. In the past, such calls have

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2015-03-22 Thread Donna Scott
I went on Gary's field trip yesterday. After the official tour ended, I went over to Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah to see if any Sandhill Crane's were there. The woman working the desk said 2 had been there that morning visible from visitor center. we chatted about that briefly then

[cayugabirds-l] Redwings like clockwork and an unusual one

2015-03-22 Thread Lois E. Chaplin
When I see the reports on this list of arrivals, I have learned what that means for when I can expect arrivals in my backyard on Beam Hill. Right on schedule for arrival here, Redwing Scout showed up on Wednesday; the gang of guys showed up at the feeders this morning. At first I saw a half

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2015-03-22 Thread Ann Mitchell
This morning I was happily surprised to see a Pine Siskin at my feeders. There also was one Redpoll and lots of American Goldfinches. Good birding, Ann Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Grackle

2015-03-22 Thread cl...@juno.com
A group of 8 grackles just landed at our feeders this afternoon - Etna Rd. near FreevilleColleen Richards -- Original Message -- From: Marla Coppolino marlacoppol...@gmail.com To: Cayuga Birding List Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Grackle Date: Sat, 21 Mar

[cayugabirds-l] Cackling Geese, Waterwagon Rd.

2015-03-22 Thread Jay McGowan
Six CACKLING GEESE are currently sitting close to the road in a large Canada flock on Waterwagon Road in Lansing. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins and Purple Finch

2015-03-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
New at my feeders are 3 Pine Siskins and a male Purple Finch. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Serendipitous observations

2015-03-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I think Liz Brown's observation of her goat and a raven interacting deserves an A+ rating too! Even tho she doesn't carry a camera while feeding the livestock. Donna L. Scott Lansing From: bounce-118963948-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118963948-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf

[cayugabirds-l] Signs of Spring

2015-03-22 Thread Susan Fast
I heard my FOY RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH in Summerhill SF this morning.  This is the first of this species that I have found there all winter.  Still very much winter up there.And 1 TURKEY VULTURE has returned to the leaning barn in Slaterville. Steve FastBrooktondale -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures in Slaterville Springs

2015-03-22 Thread Melissa Groo
My favorite harbingers of spring, besides the robins and flocks of red-winged blackbirds visiting my yard, are the pair of turkey vultures that return to the lean-to along Route 79 in Slaterville Springs (just west of Midline Rd). I saw them sitting on the listing shack this afternoon. Does

Re: [cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures in Slaterville Springs

2015-03-22 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Since that lean-to was a beautiful barn LOL! On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 4:53 PM, Melissa Groo melg...@gmail.com wrote: My favorite harbingers of spring, besides the robins and flocks of red-winged blackbirds visiting my yard, are the pair of turkey vultures that return to the lean-to along Route

[cayugabirds-l] TVs

2015-03-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
?Just as sun was low in the west, I watched 11 Turkey Vultures circle in the Six Miles Creek valley form my living room window while making some soup. They circled for about 10 minutes before disappearing, what I think was roosting down in the valley for the night. Cheers Meena Meena