[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and blackbirds

2018-02-27 Thread Laura Stenzler
Large mixed flicks of blackbirds have been flying north over Hunt Hill Rd., Dryden, since this morning and just in the last hour flocks of snow and Canada geese as well. Also a bluebird checking out our boxes and a pair of ravens. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Red-headed woodpecker in Palmer Woods

2018-02-27 Thread Laura J. Heisey
Still there. I'm glad I finally got out to see it. A life bird for me. Laura -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Early Woodcock Peenting

2018-02-27 Thread Linda Orkin
Last year or maybe the year before there was a huge mortality event of woodcock in nyc during a snowstorm. Birds can exercise different strategies when migrating. Get there early and get best breeding territory while risking encountering death dealing weather. The discussion the other day

[cayugabirds-l] Early Woodcock Peenting

2018-02-27 Thread Sandy Wold
Last time I wrote on early territorial calling behavior, several people wrote and "definitively" asserted that this breeding behavior is day light-dependent. ...but if it is "definitively" dependent on the amount of light in a day, then why would the woodcock be showing up a week or so

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Rt 96a near Geneva

2018-02-27 Thread Daniel Graham
On the nearby gas installation at 7:45am today. On 2/16/18, Daniel Graham wrote: > In same spot again today at 10am. > > On 2/13/18, Daniel Graham wrote: >> This morning at 8am there was a large heavily streaked Snowy Owl on >> the roof of an out building

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Rt 96a near Geneva

2018-02-27 Thread Antonia Saxon
Now on telephone pole on Woodworth Rd north of 96A.  -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Early Woodcock Peenting

2018-02-27 Thread Linda Orkin
My autocorrect is going crazy these days. This paragraph should say the other day referred to local non-migratory birds already loosely on territory all winter, and lengthening days elicit territorial singing. Also birds do call while speaking to each other all throughout the year. This is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Rt 96a near Geneva

2018-02-27 Thread Barbara Chase
At 4:30 this afternoon a snowy owl was sitting on the ridge of an outbuilding on the north side of Rt 96A between Kime Road and Woodworth Road. > On Feb 27, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Antonia Saxon wrote: > > Now on telephone pole on Woodworth Rd north of 96A. > -- > Cayugabirds-L