[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2016-03-13 Thread Annette Nadeau
My first FOX SPARROW of the year is scritching around in the leaves under one of the spruce trees in my yard (Brooktondale) this morning. Annette -- from my phone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Roadkill/driving

2016-03-13 Thread Donna Scott
Sometimes, when I have time & traffic is not too busy, I stop the car & take fresher roadkill off pavement & put it well away from roadside & shoulder. So carrion eaters can consume it in safety. Good advice on careful driving, Dave, but perhaps you are preaching to the choir! Donna Scott

[cayugabirds-l] Tree Swallows

2016-03-13 Thread Ann Mitchell
Three Tree Swallows flying close to shore. Ann Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] the linguistic rules of birds

2016-03-13 Thread Sandra J. Kisner
It appears that some Japanese birds use linguistic rules once thought only to be used by humans: http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/little-bird-uses-a-linguistic-rule-thought-to-be-unique-to-humans/. This includes a video (it takes a while to load, and there's an ad first). Sandra --

[cayugabirds-l] Tree Swallows correction

2016-03-13 Thread Ann Mitchell
At Ladoga close in. :-) Ann Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow in Brooktondale

2016-03-13 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have our FOY Fox Sparrow scratching under the spruce trees here in Brooktondale...first American Woodcock in the fields last night as well. Tom ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Eastern Meadowlark

2016-03-13 Thread Marie P. Read
While I was driving over Mt Pleasant this am around 8:00-ish, I was excited to see an Eastern Meadowlark flying over the road. It landed on the north side of the road just a short way up from the Mineah Rd junction. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068

[cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager

2016-03-13 Thread Janet Akin
I watched the bird today for sometime arriving at around 1 pm. It was feeding on the ground at the back entrance to the Campus Store when I first spotted it. It was very active flying to Day Hall and back. Thanks for everyone who has reported and glad I was able to see this life bird with my

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2016-03-13 Thread Asher Hockett
Our niger sock saw several Pine Siskins this weekend, where the goldfinches have been regular partakers. I wouldn't have noticed had one not sat facing me on the deck railing and its streaky breast caught my eye. And the wife says she saw a small bird with a red crest, and some Cedar Waxwings.

[cayugabirds-l] Full Woodcock Skydance IR

2016-03-13 Thread Suan Yong
After a long day around the lake (report later, maybe tomorrow), I should've gone home to reclaim that lost hour of sleep. Instead, I went back to Edward Lake Cliffs Preserve where I got a much better infrared video of a full skydance: https://www.facebook.com/suan.yong/posts/10209109147263794

Re: [cayugabirds-l] working on response to City

2016-03-13 Thread Jody W Enck
Hi Dave, Thanks for your thoughtful attention to this matter. I was going to write sooner in response to your initial note, but have been dealing with an injury that has taken much of my attention. I will write a more extensive note soon. But for now, let me just point out that the Club

Re: [cayugabirds-l] please keep reporting Western Tanager

2016-03-13 Thread Vanessa Ng
I was there on Saturday, same as David (possibly at the same time, not sure). I stopped by at 10:40, found him at 11, and stayed until 12:30, getting his "M.O" (at least for an hour and a half, wish I could have stayed longer). 4 regular spots: 1) I found him warbler-high (near fell backward

[cayugabirds-l] More swamps

2016-03-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
I leashed my dogs and went down to the West Danby Fire Station this afternoon for a look in the beaver pond. Only two Wood Ducks, but at least 20 Hooded Mergansers were in there. A Red-tailed Hawk was perched alongside one of the big stick nests belonging to Great Blue Herons. Then we went

[cayugabirds-l] working on response to City

2016-03-13 Thread Dave Nutter
At the suggestion of some bird club members I am drafting a resolution to bring before the Cayuga Bird Club meeting tomorrow night asking the City of Ithaca to halt its plans to ban feeding waterfowl, to haze geese on City land and water, and to disrupt nesting. Reasons are several and may

[cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager as usual

2016-03-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
The Western Tanager is still present this morning, visiting the same Day Hall windowsill and trees along the tiny glen. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 'round Cayuga Lake Saturday highlights

2016-03-13 Thread Dave Nutter
I forgot to mention: * A pair of KILLDEER at the base of the spit on Salt Point seen from Myers. One of them was rubbing its belly into the gravel, building a nest scrape along the west side of log near the largest westernmost tree at Salt Point. Is this site is high enough to be above water

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nest-sitting Eagle

2016-03-13 Thread Dave Nutter
This past Wednesday I had an encounter with one of the Spencer Marsh birds. At 6:45am while driving south on NYS-34/96 I was just coming back up from under the railroad when I saw an adult Bald Eagle gliding down toward my lane from the east. Fortunately the driver ahead of me also noticed in