Re: [cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoters, Dryden Lake (and King Eider?)

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi again, There is now an overall brownish duck hanging out with the 2 Surf Scoters and 3 Ruddy Ducks on Dryden Lake. It is a bit longer than the Scoters. I know this is a long shot, but it reminds me of a King Eider. Hopefully others will take a look and weigh in. Kevin Sent from my iPhone

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2021-04-25 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Just had a surprise new yard bird: a pine warbler checking out my small garden bed right outside my picture window not five feet away, here in Commonland by Six-Mile Creek. The view out that window is towards a grove of pines and spruces, from which trills are frequently heard, but which I'd

Re: [cayugabirds-l] King Eider on Dryden Lake?

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Sorry for all the emails. More details on the possible King Eider on Dryden Lake: brownish overall, longer and bulkier than the two Surf Scoters it is associating with, pale area on face at base of dark bill, and white patch on wings visible during preening. I hope others check it out. Cheers,

[cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoters, Dryden Lake

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin J. Cummings
Hi all, There is currently a pair of Surf Scoters on Dryden Lake, hanging out with a trio of Ruddy Ducks. Kevin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swifts

2021-04-25 Thread Steve Benedict
Thanks for the heads up RE the Swifts being back. Built a tower this spring. I won't hold my breath, but it would be fun to have a pair move in. Large chimney was torn down in Newark this past winter, so who knows, maybe housing is in short supply. Steve

[cayugabirds-l] GBH fishing show

2021-04-25 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Along the Montezuma wildlife drive yesterday morning, I was most captivated by the fishing show put on by the Great Blue Herons. Here's one of many video clips I took (the rest I probably won't have time to edit til -- who knows when?):

[cayugabirds-l] Buffleheads still in Unioin Springs

2021-04-25 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
As of 24 April,  a pr. of buffles was still on Mill pond along Rte. 90 here in Union Springs, NY. Factory St. pond has a pr. of woodies. The male redhead of the last 3 yrs. that hangs around alone is still here. MANY cormorants are on Frontenac Island, many are in the water & many have already

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian terns at red lighthouse jetty

2021-04-25 Thread Kevin C Packard
Hi everyone, There's a new arrival of 4 Caspian terns on the red lighthouse jetty late this morning, well viewable from Stewart Park and other locations for those who would like to see their first terns of the year. Happy birding, Kevin Kevin C Packard 364 Ives Hall East Department of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] King Eider on Dryden Lake?

2021-04-25 Thread Jay McGowan
The third bird is a fairly worn and pale brown female White-winged Scoter, with an adult male and an immature male (mostly female looking) Surf Scoter. Jay On Sun, Apr 25, 2021, 12:23 PM Kevin J. Cummings wrote: > Sorry for all the emails. More details on the possible King Eider on > Dryden