[cayugabirds-l] Everybody is crazy about this

2019-02-24 Thread Matthew Medler
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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls in Newfield yesterday

2019-02-24 Thread Laura J. Heisey
A flock of around 50 Common Redpolls visited my Newfield back yard yesterday around noon. It may have been more than 50, but I was indoors and they were very close to the house, so I could only count them in small groups. They stayed for just a few minutes, but what a treat those few minutes

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon near Union Springs on Friday

2019-02-24 Thread Diane Morton
New birder Barbara Clise reported to me and Bob McGuire that she spotted a Gyrfalcon on Friday (Feb 22) while she was out birding south of Union Springs. She was able to watch the bird for some time and took multiple photos of the bird as well as video. She was not sure at the time what the bird

[cayugabirds-l] OOB -burrowing owls

2019-02-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Cape Coral Florida just had its annual burrowing owl festival with over 4000 attending. It is an owl-friendly city and burrowing owls have their dens all over in peoples' yards and in public grounds. Maps help people find den sites. Last year at one of the sites I went to, there were not only

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll flock in Caroline, briefly

2019-02-24 Thread annemariejohn...@frontiernet.net
A flock of about 100 redpolls flew into a row of deciduous trees in the middle of the farm between Creamery Rd and Central Chapel Rd in Caroline. They stayed long enough for me to get a rough count but not long enough for me to search for any Hoarys. They disappeared when I looked away, so I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpoll flock in Caroline, briefly

2019-02-24 Thread annemariejohn...@frontiernet.net
The redpolls may still be in the area but on the ground. I've seen a couple of brief swirls of small, light-colored birds in tall grasses near the trees where I first saw them. I'm not sure there are any good vantage points to view this area, and they aren't flushing much, but perhaps they

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Field Trip Today

2019-02-24 Thread bob mcguire
In spite of the dire weather prediction for today, four folks showed up to join me for a drive around the lake. I will save a full report for the CBC March newsletter, but want to share the highlights now. A FOY (first-of-year) KILLDEER greeted us as we got out of the cars at Myers, foraging on

[cayugabirds-l] odd Bufflehead

2019-02-24 Thread Dave Nutter
Thanks, Bob, for leading a fine field trip, including timing our stop at Sheldrake Point just when the front came through, which was fun to see, and only a little wet. While the species we saw on the ponds at Union Springs were expected, they included an individual which I found interesting.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB -burrowing owls

2019-02-24 Thread Maureen Cowen
Thanks for the update on the little burrowing owls. I saw those in Cape Coral, Fl. We are looking forward to the Fl. birding too. We leave here on March 2nd. We can compare notes when we return. Maureen Sent from my iPhone On Feb 24, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Donna Lee Scott mailto:d...@cornell.edu>>

[cayugabirds-l] King eider at Oswego .... OOB

2019-02-24 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Daughter, Becky, & I were at Oswego yesterday (Sat.) afternoon & again saw the King eider, red-throated loon, dozens of white-winged scoters & long-tailed ducks, as well as the usual ducks & gulls. Also being seen in winter plumage was the male horned grebe which Kathy Strickland & I saw on 4

Re: [cayugabirds-l] odd Bufflehead

2019-02-24 Thread AB Clark
Just a thought, and an inference based on passerines (Red winged blackbirds): Late fledged males were also likely to turn up in spring with more juvenile plumage—orange-y epaulet, small epaulet, lots of light edging to the feathers or some downright brown. Naturally my sample is small because