[cayugabirds-l] Odd Junco Hoster Rd

2020-11-21 Thread Dave K
When I first saw this bird it was head first and had a Yellow/green hue. That color is not very pronounced in the pics but can be seen on the throat. Looked at alot of Junco pics without a good match. Maybe a late nesting immature? Seen today on the West side of Hoster near the end of the pine row

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon migration alert - Sat morning

2020-11-21 Thread Dave Nutter
This morning (21 Nov) from the NW end of the NYS-89 bridge over the Flood Control Channel I watched for loons for 3 hours starting 15 minutes before sunrise. The temperature was in the 40sF, the NW wind was not too strong, the sky was mostly cloudy, and there were quite a few loons, all of

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Dryden Lake dam removal

2020-11-21 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Hi all, -- Begin Forwarded message - This is a head’s up that the Dryden Conservation Board is considering removing the dam at Dryden Lake. It’s leaking and needs to be repaired/replaced. Somebody said they should just take it out and “free the rivers,” and it’s being considered.

[cayugabirds-l] Loon Count - West Danby

2020-11-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
This morning between 7:15 and 9:15 I counted 113 Loons migrating south over West Danby. All appeared to be following the line of the upper Cayuga Inlet Valley. The Meade Period breakdown was: Period 3 - 8 Loons Period 4 - 7 Loons Period 5 - 1 Loon Period 6 - 10 Loons Period 7 - 61 Loons Period

[cayugabirds-l] Caching seed

2020-11-21 Thread W Larry Hymes
Once upon a time I was sitting of my front porch reading the paper. I noticed a chickadee coming in. Not moving the paper I felt the bird land near my foot. It felt it do something around my foot, and then it flew off. Upon inspection I found a black oil seed neatly tucked into my shoe. I

[cayugabirds-l] Myers and Sapsucker Woods this morning: Snow Buntings then Fox Sparrow and GH Owl

2020-11-21 Thread Paul Anderson
I went to Myers at about 8:45 this morning in the hope of seeing some loons fly by. The first thing I noticed however was a hooting coming from across the creek in Salt Point. It sounded just like a classic Northern Saw-whet Owl except that the hoots were a fair bit longer. It only lasted about

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon migration alert - Sat morning

2020-11-21 Thread Wes Blauvelt
I observed 2 loons at 7:31 AM on a heading of 150* SSW from my location on Park Hill Road in the Town of Erin. The site is at 1840’ elevation with an open sky view following the Wyncoop Creek valley towards Chemung. I think there is a good chance these birds started their day on Seneca Lake. Wes

[cayugabirds-l] Cranes

2020-11-21 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi There is still a large number of sandhill cranes seen from the far end of Vandyne Spoor Road. At least 100. Montezuma NWR. 1:20 pm Saturday. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon

2020-11-21 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, The Red-throated Loon is still present on Dryden Lake, along with several Hooded and Common Mergansers. Kevin Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 19, 2020, at 10:22 AM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > > Hi all, > > There is currently a Red-throated Loon on Dryden Lake. > > Kevin > > >

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration alert - Sat morning

2020-11-21 Thread Bill Evans
I counted 347 loons in southward migration over Danby from 6:52-9:06 (Comfort Rd. migration watch site adjacent to the Finger Lakes Trail crossing, 1/4 mile south of Lieb Rd). Meade Period 1-9 totals: 11,22,60,12,22,52,66,49,32. Most of the flight was to the east of the watch. >90% were less

[cayugabirds-l] Taughannock Loon Watch

2020-11-21 Thread bob mcguire
I arrived at the NE corner of the south portion of Taughannock Park, began counting loons at 6:50, and left at 8:40 when the number of migrating loons dropped to three in the final 15 minute period. In total, I had 169 Common Loons flying south and 3 flying north. The morning began at 42