[cayugabirds-l] Size of Owl vs Pitch of Call

2019-04-14 Thread bob mcguire
Thanks Alicia Plotkin for pointing this out: in spite of the fact that the female Barred Owl is larger than the male, the call of the male IS pitched lower than the female. So, from what I recall, it was the male that came in first to our playback followed a short time later by the female. It

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock/Owl Crawl Saturday Evening

2019-04-14 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Our group went to Dodge Road, where the woodcocks started later than when I scouted, but with enough light to be easily seen. After a few skydances, those with muck boots and binoculars took a few steps into the muddy field where I was able to get my spotlight on the bird on the ground. The

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock/Owl Crawl Saturday Evening

2019-04-14 Thread bob mcguire
The CBC trip led by Suan Young and myself broke into two groups before heading off to look for woodcocks and owls. I led my group to the corner of Snyder Hill and Whitted Roads. We got out of the cars at a minute before 8 pm, just as the woodcock uttered its first “peent” of the night. We were

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Towhee

2019-04-14 Thread Robyn Bem
Twice this morning a male Eastern Towhee visited my yard, foraging under the bird feeders. It’s the first time I’ve seen one here on Ringwood Court. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2019-04-14 Thread khmo
We had our FOY Saturday morning here, a very perky male. Radar through Sunday AM looks like we were descended upon! Hope the rain hold off for a bit as there should be many new birds. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Forster's Tern, Stewart Park

2019-04-14 Thread Jay McGowan
An adult FORSTER'S TERN was perched on driftwood just off the west end of Stewart Park a few minutes ago. It took off and foraged over the lake for a few minutes and is not in view at the moment but is probably still around. Quite a few Bonaparte's Gulls were visible farther out, as well as three

[cayugabirds-l] Golden eagle

2019-04-14 Thread Laura Stenzler
At 12:20 today I watched a low flying golden eagle as it soared east along the Midline Rd end of Hunt Hill Road. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve eBird Report. April 14

2019-04-14 Thread Chris Lajewski
It was a birdy morning at the Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve.Chris LajewskiCenter DirectorMontezuma Audubon CenterSeneca Meadows Wetland Preserve, Seneca County, New York, US (Map ) ( Hotspot )Date and EffortEdit Date and EffortSun Apr 14, 2019 7:30 AMProtocol:TravelingParty Size:1Duration:2

[cayugabirds-l] Ibis at Carncross

2019-04-14 Thread bob mcguire
The GLOSSY IBIS was present at the east end of the flooded cornfield on Carncross Road until at least 9:30 this morning. I turned to focus on the shorebirds, and the Ibis disappeared. Still present when I left were 30 - 40 Greater Yellowlegs, a smaller number of Lesser Yellowlegs, 10 Pectoral