[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock and waterthrush...interesting yard birds!

2019-07-29 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi everyone, I found a couple of interesting "yard" birds as I made my way through the woods edge on my property to see what was around in the beaver pond next door. First, up from the ground flew a chunky medium-sized bird which fluttered off twittering into the woods and landed on the ground

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock and waterthrush...interesting yard birds!

2019-07-29 Thread bob mcguire
Thanks Marie! Funny about the woodcock. Last night, as I lay in bed, I heard the wing-feathers whistling of a woodcock right outside the window. No “peanuts”, no sky display with chirps. Just a woodcock on the move. We had as many as 5 woodcocks in our fields this spring, and I often hear them

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow warbler downtown

2019-07-29 Thread Asher Hockett
Walking by the Holiday Inn on Cayuga St this morning I spotted a young Yellow Warbler sitting quietly on the sidewalk. It could have easily been stepped on. I put my hand down in front of it and it climbed onto my index finger . I then put that same finger next to a branch of one of the container

[cayugabirds-l] Empid ID help

2019-07-29 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, While working in my home office today, I noticed a flycatcher land on a partially-shaded branch of an apple tree about 20-25 feet (6-7m) directly out my window. At first glance, I noticed wing bars, and thought I saw a two-colored lower mandible even with my naked eye. I expected it to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Empid ID help

2019-07-29 Thread Jody Enck
Hi Adrian, Thanks for your feedback. Only took a quick second through binoculars to realize that the shape was an Empid not a Pewee, which I just assumed given that I had seen one earlier. My reference to it being stretched out was to indicate it was more like a Willow Flycatcher in structure

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2019-07-29 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA *New York July 29 2019 NYSY 07. 29 19 Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga,  Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex