Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Wednesday November 3

2010-11-04 Thread Ann Mitchell
Here, here!! Ann On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 6:59 AM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: Yesterday's entertainment at Stewart Park was highlighted by a thin man in a hooded black wetsuit standing tall atop a surfboard with an oar in his hands and slowly paddling the length of the shoreline.

[cayugabirds-l] Owl Trip on Saturday

2010-12-08 Thread Ann Mitchell
I will be leading a trip up the east side of the lake to Rafferty Road to see Short-eared Owls. We will be meeting at the Lab of Ornithology at 2:00, probably birding the lake on the way there. We will be heading back at dark. Dress warmly. Best, Ann Mitchell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dave Nutter and redpolls, in that order

2011-01-02 Thread Ann Mitchell
Here, here to Dave. Ann Mitchell On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 10:27 AM, B Mcaneny bmcane...@fltg.net wrote: We are a truly favored birding community to have as our birding conscience and constant recorder the incomparable Dave Nutter. Dave would probably be the only one to deny that, but the rest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Short eared Owls?

2011-01-23 Thread Ann Mitchell
Really nice! Ann On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: My husband and I went to Rafferty and Dixon Roads near Aurora on the 17th and 21st at 16:30-17:15 and saw no owls or harriers. Both days were cold and snowy yet the visibility was adequate in the fading

[cayugabirds-l] Falcon

2011-01-25 Thread Ann Mitchell
A couple days ago, I thought I saw a falcon fly in front of me on Pleasant Grove Road heading west. I truely think it was a Peregrine. Keep an eye on Bradshaw Hall. I could have made a mistake, but Best, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2011-02-07 Thread Ann Mitchell
On the corner of Pleasant Grove and Handshaw Roads, while in traffic around 7:25 a.m., a Merlin swerved in front of a car ahead of me, and continued to the Cayuga Hgts Community Ctr shopping area. It was flying low and powerful. It certainly got my attention! It was a great way to start the day.

[cayugabirds-l] Fifty Blackbirds

2011-03-06 Thread Ann Mitchell
I just returned home from downtown to a mixed flock of Redwings, Grackles, and one Rusty Blackbird. Spring must be here, although it doesn't look like it. Best, Ann Snyder Hill Road -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Woodcock and Barred Owl Trip

2011-04-12 Thread Ann Mitchell
My group joined Bob McGuire's and Bill Baker's group to listen for Woodcock. We were on Whitted Road in a field near Snyder Hill Road. It started sprinkling while we were waiting. Then, it sprinkled harder (rain?). We finally heard 1 or 2 Woodcocks (possibly 3). They did not fly, so the groups

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle

2011-04-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
While driving on Rte 13 just around the Green Street turn, a GOLDEN EAGLE was soaring above me. I watched it for 30-60 seconds, then it headed south. Great city bird! Best, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Blackburnian Warbler

2011-04-25 Thread Ann Mitchell
Bob Horn saw a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER at his house this morning. It was mixed in with a flock of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Marbled Godwit - request for updates

2011-05-22 Thread Ann Mitchell
Gary Kohlenberg and I were are the new shorebird spot at Montezuma around 1:00-2:00 P.M. (maybe earlier) and did not see the Marbled Godwit. We did see one on 4/23/11. Best, Ann Mitchell On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM, tigge...@aol.com wrote: Greg Lawrence reported a MARBLED GODWIT at MNWR

[cayugabirds-l] B-b Cuckoo

2011-05-28 Thread Ann Mitchell
I was home this morning planting flowers and vegetables and heard a Black-Billed Cuckoo calling in the distance towards the Eastern Rec way. I have heard it from home in past years. What a nice sound. Best, Ann Eastern Heights Road Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Bats, not birds

2011-07-12 Thread Ann Mitchell
Chris, hope this is okay to report. This evening while sitting on my deck in Eastern Heights, I saw at least 3 Little Brown Bats. I thought that was pretty cool, especially since their population is on a downward spiral. I will try to keep track of them. Best, Ann Mitchell -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Grey-headed Gull

2011-08-01 Thread Ann Mitchell
I met with my financial adviser at TTC (not that I have any money) today, and he actually brought up the subject. WOW. He must read the NY Times. I am still broke, but he knows about the bird and asked me many questions. Cool. Maybe we have a convert. Best, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 9/16

2011-09-16 Thread Ann Mitchell
, but just happened to be there. Maybe it reacted to the flock passing by. Anyway, that was quite a surprise - to see a thrush among the flock. Good Birding, Ann Mitchell On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 1:07 PM, Mark Chao markc...@imt.org wrote: I visited Sapsucker Woods on Friday morning, entering via

[cayugabirds-l] Gray-cheeked Thrush

2011-09-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi all, Sorry this is such a late post, but I saw a Gray-cheeked Thrush at Roy Park Presrve on the beginning of the orange trail. No CN were seen by me. Thank you, Chris! Best, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] American Avocet

2011-09-19 Thread Ann Mitchell
He was still around today. He was at Knox-Marcellus swishing his bill between a large number of ducks. No one seemed to mind. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods

2011-10-06 Thread Ann Mitchell
I walked around the lab from 1-2:30 P.M. today. The only thrush I spotted was an AMERICAN ROBIN. Some of the usuals were around, but I didn't hear or see any Warblers. By the Sherwood Platform, I heard 2 EASTERN TOWHEES calling. That was the first time I have heard them since spring. That was

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and area

2011-10-11 Thread Ann Mitchell
I arrived at Montezuma Wild Refuge around 1:45 P.M. today. The visitor's center goose population doubled from yesterday. As I was searching for the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, Canadas kept arriving. I would say at least 2000+ Canada Geese. After finding the Greater White-fronted Goose, I

[cayugabirds-l] The Big Year

2011-10-13 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, The Big Year opens tomorrow at the Regal Theaters at the Pyramid Mall in Ithaca. It is the first movie ever focused on birders, and Kenn Kaufman and Roger Ebert give it a thumbs-up. Bring a non-birder and see what they think. Good birding, Ann I will be there for the 7:50 showing. Hope

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Compost gulls (Iceland, Glaucous)

2011-01-26 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi Guys, I took a slow trip to the Trust Company today (.4 miles), but no vultures appeared. I am off tomorrow morning and will head to the compost before I have to meet the demands of work. I will keep you posted. Best, Ann On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 6:31 PM, J. Gary Kohlenberg

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Glossy Ibis at Mays Point, MNWR

2011-08-31 Thread Ann Mitchell
Why were you were 99% sure it was a Glossy? I photographed it, but lost all my photos. To me it looked very dark on the body. I saw no light color, which made me think it was a Glossy. My friends wern't sure. What makes you almost comfirm it? Best, Ann Mitchell On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 2:57

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes

2011-11-05 Thread Ann Mitchell
There were five RED-NECKED GREBES seen from Cargill Salt this afternoon. Good birding, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owls

2011-12-08 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, Yesterday, Gary Kohlenberg and I went to Rafferty Road to scout for SE Owls. Rafferty Road was pretty much plowed and was dirt. We drove around the area, but still no good grassland for the bird. We did find 6 Pheasants though. We road down to the diner, but no luck, then back up to the

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owl Trip

2011-12-10 Thread Ann Mitchell
this haiku before the trip was over: High hopes, Seven scopes, No owls. Good Birding, Ann Mitchell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] NORTHERN SHRIKE

2011-12-13 Thread Ann Mitchell
At 10:15 this morning, Dave Nutter and I saw an adult NORTHERN SHRIKE at the top of a small tree on Salt Road and just south of Old Stage Road on the east side of the road. Cheers, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle

2012-03-08 Thread Ann Mitchell
Sorry guys about not specifying where I was when I saw the eagle. I was using my iPhone and it was the 1st or 2nd time I sent an email to the CBC site. Anyway, I was hiding behind the Observatory on Hammond Hill to get a break from the wind. I couldn't see directly south, but I could scope east

[cayugabirds-l] Monkey Run South

2012-03-16 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave and I also heard 1 Winter Wren there. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Spring Birds

2012-03-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
Today I heard my first EASTERN PHOEBE and CAROLINA WRENS in my yard. Eastern Heights. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl

2012-03-23 Thread Ann Mitchell
This evening around 7:30 Susan and I met at the Park Preserve and tried our luck at hearing the migrant Long-earred Owl. We stood just inside the gate and played the Northern Saw-whet tooting call. We did not hear the LE Owl, but clearly heard a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL. It was still light enough so

[cayugabirds-l] SFO trip around the lake

2012-04-07 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave Nicosia and I led the day trip around the lake. Since Dave's and my agenda were about the same, we decided to combine our trip. These are the highlights of the trip: Ladoga Park - 3 Common Loons, 2 Red-necked Grebes, a couple Coots, Ring-necked Ducks, Common Merganzer. Myers Point - We saw a

[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon

2012-04-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
I don't know if anyone posted this yet, but Brad Walker saw one from Wheat and Lake Streets in Cayuga on Sunday. We also had Virginal Rail. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Common Loon question

2012-04-12 Thread Ann Mitchell
I live in Eastern Heights. While outside I thought i heard a Common Loon calling while in flight. I didn't see it. Do they call when they fly? It would be a first for me. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Birding up the lake

2012-04-13 Thread Ann Mitchell
Today Susan, Gary, and I headed up the lake on a birding venture. Following are the highlights. I did not list all the birds we saw. Most places we stopped had the same ducks. Someone told us that the two WESTERN GREBES are still at Harris Park. Myers Point we saw 4 BONAPARTE'S GULLS. Two flew up

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe report 1Feb2012

2012-02-01 Thread Ann Mitchell
I showed up 2+ hours after Tim. The wind was a brisk WNW and the waves were high. I scanned 20+ minutes and didn't see it. I scanned south of East Shore also but no luck. The sun didn't help. Maybe tomorrow. Best, Ann On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo continues (noon)

2011-04-26 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, Gary and I went there after work. We had to wait until the storms passed. We finally received a window of time to bird. (Better safe than killed by binos.) The Brown Thrasher was a car bird while waiting. There was a total of 6 Brown Thrashers, which Gary is posting on ebird. We went to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothontaries -- Yes

2011-06-02 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave and I were there today. We parked on the right after crossing the green bridge. Bill Roberts (or Robertson, sorry Bill) was there and hadn't seen the Prothonotary yet. We walked the road and almost immediately heard one, then two - one on each side of the road. (I was wearing Dave's bright

[cayugabirds-l] Larues

2011-08-18 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, I was at Montezuma today, and noticed that the workers were rototilling at Larues. The ground was dry and, hopefully, will have some water soon. YES! I did not have a scope with me, so I had to rely on 10 power binos. At the Visitor Center around 2:30 P.M. there were both Yellow Legs, a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Larues

2011-08-19 Thread Ann Mitchell
. This soil can not be removed form the Refuge as it may contain nematodes and other undesierable things that might be invasive. - Original Message - *From:* Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu *Sent:* Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:09 PM

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2011 Muckrace

2011-09-11 Thread Ann Mitchell
will get posted to the List soon. Ann Mitchell, Susan Danskin, Linda Orkin, Dave Nutter, Gary Kohlenberg, and I took part as a recreational team, sponsored by the Cayuga Bird Club. We found a total of 89 birds. Colleen Richards and Susan Barr were another team sponsored by the club. Some 170

Re: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-04-01 Thread Ann Mitchell
I have a great forsythia bush near 4 feeders and have never cut it back. It is looking rather ratty these days, so I figured that when the blooms are gone, I will cut it to the ground. I figured it would sprout up sometime in the summer, definitely by the fall. Is that your take on pruning and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Freeze Rd. Snipe

2012-04-07 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave Nicosia and I were there at 4:40 after the SFO trip ended. We stopped where Gary saw the Snipe. We did not see any invisible Wilson's Snipe, but we did see 2 Vesper Sparrows near the closer tree. Then we called it a day. Ann On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
I led an SFO trip up the lake on Saturday. I did not call birds until we reached Martin's Tract. I used a tape to call in a Virginia Rail. A Sora responded. A couple days before a Virginia Rail responded. There is also an American Bittern calling from there and probably Marsh Wrens. (Both Gary

Re: [cayugabirds-l] (playback)Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-11 Thread Ann Mitchell
Ted Parker, one of the best birders and a well known recorder of bird songs, recorded the birds in Peru and played back tapes of them so they would respond. Of course it was done in the name of science, but he was relentless. A super researcher. That didn't keep the birds away. Read The Parrot

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Common Loon question

2012-04-12 Thread Ann Mitchell
...@list.cornell.edu [mailto: bounce-47615040-3494...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Ann Mitchell *Sent:* Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:45 PM *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Common Loon question ** ** I live in Eastern Heights. While outside I thought i heard a Common Loon

[cayugabirds-l] Black White Warbler, etc

2012-04-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
I went to SSWoods around 9:00 a.m. and walked slowly around the Wilson Trail. There were a number of Ruby-crowned Kinglets foraging and singing. Around the feeder by the wood blind, I saw a small bird on the the pond side fly to a couple branches. It was black and white. No yellow. It flew to

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Warbler

2012-04-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
Susan, Judy, and I saw and heard our first of the year YELLOW WARBLER at Sapsucker Woods on the Wilson Trail. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] PURPLE FINCH

2012-04-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
I had my first PURPLE FINCH at my feeder today. It was a female and very beautiful. Can't wait for the male. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point

2012-04-24 Thread Ann Mitchell
At Myers Point today were many PIPITS, TREE, BARN, ROUGH-WINGED, and 2 BANK SWALLOWS, one RED-THROATED LOON, AND 2 COMMON LOONS. That was between 8:00 and 8:40 A.M. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woodpecker

2012-04-25 Thread Ann Mitchell
Just before my house is a metal sign. Before pulling into my driveway, I saw a bird land on the backside of the sign. I inched up to slowly past the sign. There it was! In retrospect, I probably didn't need to stop, because right after I saw it, it started rapping. Beautiful bird. Good birding,

[cayugabirds-l] Birding Montezuma today

2012-04-26 Thread Ann Mitchell
I went up the lake with Stephanie Greenwood. Highlights were: Union Spring Frontenac Park - 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL. Montezuma Visitor's Center - Many GREEN-WINGED and BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PURPLE MARTINS. Larues - 2 WILSON'S SNIPE,

[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush

2012-05-01 Thread Ann Mitchell
The LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH is back at the Sweedler Preserve. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard revisited

2012-05-04 Thread Ann Mitchell
It was another fantastic day at the orchard. I was there from 10:00 - 12:00 A.M. I tried to count numbers of each species, but it didn't quite work.(sorry Chris) They were moving around too much. Anyway, there seemed to be a number of birds in just about every tree. It was a real treat! As Gary

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler continues

2012-05-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
I was there two hours later and the bird was in that general area but had moved to the Renwick woods side. On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote: The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER is currently singing from the same tall cottonwoods as on Monday, at the edge of the golf

[cayugabirds-l] East Recreation Parkway Game Farm Road and GREAT HORNED OWL

2012-05-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
I walked a mile of the Recreation Parkway from 1-1:45. It was very quiet warbler wise - Yellow Warbler, Redstart, and Common Yellowthroat. Catbirds, Baltimore Orioles, a Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Song Sparrows, Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos, American and Fish Crows, a very loud

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

2012-05-27 Thread Ann Mitchell
I heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo singing east of me on Eastern Heights Drive about 5 minutes ago. First time for that yard bird. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Field Trip

2012-06-03 Thread Ann Mitchell
Just to let you know, the trip is filled.:( Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Recreational Walkway Game Farm Road with Blue-winged Warblers present

2012-06-26 Thread Ann Mitchell
I walked the above path this morning around 9:30, believe it or not, without binoculars. I heard AMERICAN REDSTARTS, YELLOW WARBLERS, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and a probable CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. There were many CATBIRDS, ROBINS, CEDAR WAXWINGS, a RED-TAILED HAWK being chased by an AMERICAN CROW,

[cayugabirds-l] dickcissel

2012-07-04 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, Sorry for the late post. Dave and I saw the Dickcissel on Tuesday. He did post the sighting. I want to add that we were extremely lucky to see the bird at the top of the Sprawling Oak where there are no leaves. It sat there for at least 10 minutes. It preened, moved in all directions,

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Common Nighthawk

2012-07-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
The other day as I was driving towards Judd Falls Shopping Plaza from Snyder Hill, I saw what I first thought was a gull sp. (because of the long wings) crossing Mitchell Street heading towards Judd Falls. Then I realized that it was too small for a gull. It had long narrow wings and flew very

Re: [cayugabirds-l] plus the hazards of discarded fishing line - a new club project?

2012-08-19 Thread Ann Mitchell
In response to Geo's note - I caught a fishing line in a tree on my first cast once, so I know how easily it happens. Luckily for me and any unsuspecting wildlife, the line was retrievable! Ann Mitchell On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM, geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: In my experience (having been

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and north

2012-09-01 Thread Ann Mitchell
Today Bob McGuire, Judy Thoroughman, Deirdra Anderson, and I birded at Montezuma. Great to see you, Deirdra! At the Visitor's Center on the wildlife drive we saw the same birds that Anne Marie posted, except we saw 2 SNIPE. At Bennings we saw 3 or so PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. At Marten's Tract the

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Birding

2012-09-05 Thread Ann Mitchell
I met Laura Stenzler at the Lab of Ornithology and we birded the first part of Wilson Trail from l:00 to 1:30. Other than the usual suspects seen, we had a nice flock of warblers including Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Tennessee, Wilson's, a female Redstart, and a singing Common Yellow-throat.

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Warblers

2012-09-16 Thread Ann Mitchell
Today around l:30 I birded part of the Wilson Trail. The warblers seemed to be around the foot bridge. The main group was on the path by the pond. I saw Tennessee, Pine, Wilson's Black-throated Green, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Nashville Warblers and a Redstart. There were close to 20 warblers there,

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, etc

2012-10-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave Nutter and I went to Montezuma and Savannah today. Highlights are as follows: On Tow Path Road, we saw LINCOLN'S, WHITE-CROWNED, WHITE-THROATED, and SONG SPARROWS. Looking at Knox Marsellus from Tow Path, we saw a FRANKLIN'S GULL alone on the mud flats, TRUMPETER SWANS, six SANDHILL CRANES,

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip

2012-10-20 Thread Ann Mitchell
Nine birders joined me on 10/20 for a trip up the lake. The trip was supposed to be until 1:00, but because no one had time restraints, we decided to go all the way up the lake to Knox-Marcellus to see the Greater White-fronted Geese that were seen there the day before. Besides laughing a lot the

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Towpath Road

2012-10-25 Thread Ann Mitchell
The wildlife drive today was mainly filled with Canada Geese. There were Cackling Geese also. Northern Shovelers were at Larues. The main pool had a number of Scaup with Redheads mixed in. I am sure there were other species of Aythya ducks there, but I didn't look through a scope. The shorebird

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll

2012-12-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
I have a Redpoll at my feeders. It seems to be with a flock of House Finches. Bring on the crossbills! Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2012-12-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
Make that two Redpolls. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Ann Mitchell
I missed all the geese activity today because of work, but I did see 80 plus Canada's flying from West Hill towards the lake. Good birding, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone On Dec 27, 2012, at 1:14 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: I went outside at noon and noticed a couple hundred Snow Geese

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked grebe

2013-01-04 Thread Ann Mitchell
Stewart Park west side near pile cluster. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Hoary Redpoll

2013-01-08 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, Sorry for the late post. The Hoary Redpoll I saw was on Lake Como Road (in Summer Hill) at Nick's place. Sorry I don't know the exact address. I actually stayed on Lake Como Road even though his home is on the lake. There was a cleared off area, so... I grabbed my scope and watched from

[cayugabirds-l] Lake Cuomo

2013-01-10 Thread Ann Mitchell
Both Dave and I watched MANY Redpolls at the sock feeders at Nick's. None of them seemed nervous to me. Maybe Dave has a different story. It was a great day, but no Grosbeaks, Siskins, or Goshawks. :-(. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Short-Eared Owls

2013-01-11 Thread Ann Mitchell
Gary and I scoured the Ovid area for SHORT-EARED OWLS, but Usually if you see Northern Harriers, you see Short-eared Owls. There were none of either species. There was lots of corn in the fields. I think the owls like hay better. The search is on. Good Birding, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk

2013-01-15 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, I went to Summer Hill in hopes of seeing Evening Grosbeaks, but no luck. I turned onto Dresser Road from Salt Road. (Dave Nutter and I saw a deer carcass there a week ago.) When I drove by it, the deer looked pretty well picked clean. There were no birds around. Hmmm. I drove down the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots of redpolls

2013-02-03 Thread Ann Mitchell
I stopped by the lab Thursday or Friday. I saw two large Redpolls( I can't remember how many Jay saw. One was much paler than the other. Feeding alongside a Goldfinch they were noticeably larger. Cool! Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone On Feb 3, 2013, at 12:15 PM, Bill Mcaneny bmcane

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagle moving nest???

2013-02-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
An Eagle was on the 2nd nest yesterday. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone On Feb 14, 2013, at 10:28 PM, Diana whiti...@roadrunner.com wrote: I remember when the eagles took over the nest from the osprey. When the osprey arrived back in town, there was a talon to talon fight into the water

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dark-eyed Junco singing

2013-02-20 Thread Ann Mitchell
Mine has been singing for a week on east hill. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone On Feb 19, 2013, at 5:46 PM, Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com wrote: My junco at work on downtown east state street ithaca has been strongly singing for two weeks. Love hearing him. Linda Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owls

2013-02-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave and I did go to Morgan Road today. We got there about 5:15 and were immediately rewarded with 5 Short-eared Owls. Dave counted a total of ten owls and saw two successfully with voles. Apparently, there are many rodents in the fields for them to feast on. The Audubon Educator was there

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Field Trip

2013-02-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
This is just a reminder that I will be leading a trip heading up the east side of the lake on Saturday. We will meet at the parking lot across from the Cornell Dairy Store. at 7:00 A.M. The trip was advertised to return by 2:00 P.M. Those of you who want the option to go to Morgan Road in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owlssss

2013-02-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
There was also a Northern Shrike in the field looking towards Railroad Road from Morgan Road. Ann Mitchell On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:12 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: As Gary Kohlenberg forwarded from Geneseebirds-L, Wade Melissa Rowley reported 5 Short-eared Owls seen from the DEC

[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip on Saturday

2013-02-21 Thread Ann Mitchell
Sorry folks. We meet at the parking lot at 7:30, not 7:00. Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Field Trip Up The Lake

2013-02-23 Thread Ann Mitchell
views of a close-up Northern Shrike. Beautiful bird. Both species were seen before dusk and offered great views. The club trip was a success! We had a total of 48 species. Thank you to everyone that came on the trip. It was a real Hoot. I guess they really bark. Oh, well! Ann Mitchell

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeaks

2013-03-02 Thread Ann Mitchell
There were 16 Evening Grosbeaks at noon today at the Hovel Chalet in Summerhill. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Red-winged Blackbirds

2013-03-02 Thread Ann Mitchell
I heard Red-winged Blackbirds in the trees just before entering the compost pile area off Stevenson Road. On leaving, I saw 4 male Red-winged Blackbirds in a tree singing. It is hard to believe that spring is around the corner. Good Birding, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Birding today

2013-03-10 Thread Ann Mitchell
A group of us met at Mt. Pleasant. I arrived there around 11:00. We saw a Golden Eagle, Red-Tailed Hawk, Coopers Hawk, 2 Goshawks, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Harrier, Blue Birds. If we saw more, someone else has to expound on it. Best, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine Falcon

2013-03-15 Thread Ann Mitchell
Coming home from work around 5:25 today, I was stopped at a traffic light on Buffalo and Meadow Streets. There were 25 or so Rock Pigeons flying about. I noticed a PEREGRINE FALCON flying among them. Luckily my binoculars were on the front seat which confirmed the ID. Good Birding, Ann --

[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk

2013-03-17 Thread Ann Mitchell
There are two Red-shouldered Hawks on Hunt Hill Road off Ellis Hollow Road. I had great looks at one and heard two a little later. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Pink-footed Goose

2013-03-26 Thread Ann Mitchell
It was seen at 3:00-5:00 at Knox Marcellus on the dike across from Knox Marcellus. Most of us saw a buffy breast with a brown neck. It put it's head up every once in awhile. You could see the pink in the bill. It did stand up once while I was there and showed light colored legs. I hope a lot of

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-03-28 Thread Ann Mitchell
I just had at least 30 at my feeders. I wondered why the feeders were emptying so quickly. Good birding, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-03-29 Thread Ann Mitchell
They are still here eating hulled sunflower seeds and Niger seed. They are expensive to have around! Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-03-31 Thread Ann Mitchell
I am up to a high count of 50 or more at my feeders. Good birding, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls again!

2013-04-02 Thread Ann Mitchell
I have never had this many Redpolls. I am feeding them the EXPENSIVE hulled black oiled sun flower seeds. They really like that. Guess the more you pay, the better outcome. Best, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone On Apr 2, 2013, at 10:40 AM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: I have had

[cayugabirds-l] SFO trip yesterday

2013-04-07 Thread Ann Mitchell
I forgot to mention a highlight. At Mudlock, we looked at the eagle's nest. I noticed the adult standing on the side of the nest looking down. Soon two fuzzy heads appeared! Good birding, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Spring Ornithology Woodcock and Owl night

2013-04-09 Thread Ann Mitchell
Dave Nicosia and I joined together to take some SFO members to hopefully see Woodcocks and Owls. It was a very calm and warm evening which is great for owls. First we went to Irby Lovett's home in Ellis Hollow. There were 2 very active Woodcocks penting and making fluttery sounds with their

[cayugabirds-l] Regarding the ago trip and owls

2013-04-10 Thread Ann Mitchell
Normally if I am calling in owls, I start with the small owls. I was told on good authority last night that Barred Owls dont bother Screech Owls. That is the only reason I did it in that order. Best, Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-04-11 Thread Ann Mitchell
I still have a dozen or so coming to my feeders. Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Three Osprey at Stewart Park; two Yellow-Rumped warblers; Eared Grebe

2013-04-14 Thread Ann Mitchell
There were 2 when we saw them On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM, Nari Mistry n...@cornell.edu wrote: Ann Mitchell's post reminded me to write that we saw three adult Osprey at Stewart Park over the Swan Pen pond, at around 1pm. One (female?) perched on a tree and kept calling while the other

[cayugabirds-l] Birds

2013-04-16 Thread Ann Mitchell
At Dryden Lake there were 20 Cormorants and 7 Common Loons. So far I have counted14 Juncos and a dozen Redpolls at my feeders. Shouldn't the Redpolls go north? Gary said they like the food I am giving them and the warm weather feels like they are in Florida! Ann Mitchell Sent from my IPhone

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrow

2013-04-19 Thread Ann Mitchell
After searching for Field Sparrows yesterday in different fields (in the non-stop winds) I ended up hearing and seeing one at the Swan Pen after seeing the Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler. It is always surprising what you can find there. Good Birding, Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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