RE: [cayugabirds-l] No hummers

2012-09-05 Thread Bill Mcaneny
We still have two hummers, maybe more. Bill and Shirley McAneny, T'Burg _ From: [] On Behalf Of John and Fritzie Blizzard Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 4:00 PM To: CayugaBirds-L@Cornell.e

[cayugabirds-l] wood ducks

2012-09-06 Thread Bill Mcaneny
neighbor is 8 years old. I am envious. How about you? Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Marty's rufous hummer

2012-10-21 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Shirley and I stopped by Marty Schlabach's place in Interlaken about noon today in hopes of seeing the rufous hummer that has been there for a week. We were not disappointed. The hummer made three appearances between 12:40 and 1:20. The rufous sides were clearly visible as the bird hovered

[cayugabirds-l] pine siskin

2012-11-16 Thread Bill Mcaneny
One pine sisken finally made a stop in our yard this a.m. It skipped the new nyger tube filled with delicious fresh seed and instead joined the house finches on the platform with Ithaca Blend. However, there were 5 goldfinches on the nyger, a high this fall. Just before the siskin appeared, a

[cayugabirds-l] redpolls

2012-12-25 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Our redpoll count just doubled from yesterday: we now have TWO. Ta Da! About 17 siskins on niger feeders. When they left, the resident goldfinches returned, about 18 of them. Hard to count 'em when they outnumber the perches on the feeders. The snow here (1 to2 inches) has made this a very

RE: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Bill Mcaneny
perfect for an escape to the south. I think Geo's count was accurate. While I watched for just a few minutes, I saw perhaps 1000 to 2000 birds. I wonder what Geo's final tally was. Too bad the birds couldn't have waited until the census day next week. Bill McAneny, Tburg -Original Message

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings; Northern Harrier

2013-01-04 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Just at sundown today, there were 3 Snow Buntings and 4 Horned Larks on the grassy shoulder of Cayuga View Rd east of Trumansburg. I often see some there. Also, there was a male N.Harrier cruising the cornfield and it came to rest on the corn stubble. Him I don't see often, Or ever. Yesterday,

[cayugabirds-l] E. Bluebirds

2013-01-07 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Meanwhile, I would like to report 5 E. Bluebirds that arrived briefly to eat a few red seeds from the euonymus next to the niger feeders. Bill McAneny, TBURG -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Cooper's H.

2013-01-08 Thread Bill Mcaneny
About 11:40 this a.m., an adult Cooper's Hawk flew into our back yard and perched on the lower rail of our fence. Three crows (our resident family, less one) were in attendance without the showy dramatics they go thru with Red-Tails. The crows sort of stalked around and got closer and closer to

[cayugabirds-l] redpolls

2013-01-15 Thread Bill Mcaneny
. Had to refer to Peterson for an ID. There were no more than a dozen or so and they were very tame. I stood about 3 feet from a feeder and took lots of photos. It is nice to see them again in such numbers. Bill McAneny TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cooper's

2013-01-18 Thread Bill Mcaneny
victim in the near future may be a redpoll all puffed up and not showing any inclination the take evasive action every 30 seconds or so. Got to clean up the feeding area, per Wesley's suggestion. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Lots of redpolls

2013-02-03 Thread Bill Mcaneny
consistently for the past 2 months. That is twice our count from previous winters. Have others seen higher counts than normal? Bill McAneny, T'burg -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Laura

[cayugabirds-l] cowbirds

2013-02-26 Thread Bill Mcaneny
We have a sign of Spring, however unwelcome. There are about 20 BROWN COWBIRDS on our platform feeder this a.m. About two-thirds are males and the rest females. Bill and Shirley McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] tree swallows

2013-04-17 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Four Tree Swallows showed up this morning checking out the nest boxes in our field. The one they seem to want the most already has House Sparrows claiming an interest. There may be conflict. Yesterday, the first bird we saw was a Harrier and the second was a Flicker. Both birds have white

[cayugabirds-l] WTS

2013-04-29 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Four WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS (3M, 1F) at our feeder this a.m. in the company of one Song Sparrow and 2 Juncos. Looks like fallout all over this area based on reports from others this morning. Yesterday there was a male PURPLE FINCH at the feeder (FOY). Bill and Shirley McAneny, TBurg --

RE: [cayugabirds-l] WTS

2013-04-29 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Thanks for pointing out the color distinctions. As a normal human being, I am willing to change my ID to three brights and one tan. And I think a little research is on my agenda. Bill McAneny -Original Message- From: [mailto:bounce-86348349

[cayugabirds-l] Balt. Oriole

2013-05-02 Thread Bill Mcaneny
pecking at the oranges. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] E. Kingbird

2013-05-07 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Yesterday there was an E. Kingbird hawking insects from atop one of our nest boxes. The box's current occupants are Tree Swallows, but there appeared to be no conflict. We have not seen the Kingbird again. Bill and Shirley McAneny Rte 89, 1st field N. of Cayuga View Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] R-T Hummer

2013-05-10 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Just had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the azalea by our front porch on Savercool Rd off Rte 89. The initial attraction seemed to be a small hybrid lilac blooming nearby. It did not stay long, probably due to two large critters sitting within a yard or two. Bill and Shirley McAneny, TBurg --

[cayugabirds-l] Yard Hawks

2013-05-13 Thread Bill Mcaneny
by the usual 3 species of woodpecker. No little migrants today but maybe the hawks have kept them in hiding. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] ruby-thr Hummer

2013-09-22 Thread Bill Mcaneny
We also had a female RTH today in t'burg. In fact, Shirley reported seeing a second hummer but too quick a look to see markings. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Trumansburg Snow Buntings

2013-11-30 Thread Bill Mcaneny
, two Caro. Wrens at the feeders. Also four crows right beneath the feeders. They must have been very hungry because they almost never come that close to the house. Bill McAneny -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Ist tree sparrow

2013-12-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
FeederWatch, one Starling counts the same as one of anything else. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] starlings

2013-12-19 Thread Bill Mcaneny
the trees in one's yard. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Spring?

2014-02-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
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[cayugabirds-l] snows

2014-03-15 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Ten to 15 mins ago, about 2000-3000 snow geese flew over our barns going from SE to NW, so may have been seen in Ithaca and vicin. Only saw one blue but may well have been others. Nothing like Ross's seen. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] How close to one another will Ospreys nest?

2014-03-27 Thread Bill Mcaneny
the natural world works, and that is not a bad thing. My vote would be for more platforms. Bill McAneny, TBurg _ From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Nutter Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:18 AM

[cayugabirds-l] ospreys

2014-03-27 Thread Bill Mcaneny
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[cayugabirds-l] Phoebe and others

2014-04-02 Thread Bill Mcaneny
in the garage after getting shut in. Two robins acting very territorial. Several birds collecting nesting materials. Happy Spring. Go bird! Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] tree swallows

2014-04-12 Thread Bill Mcaneny
There were 4 Tree Swallows circling our field about noon today. Also a Barn Swallow in and out of the barn today, maybe yesterday too. Three TVs over the field today, leaving in the direction of Ithaca. Bill McAneny, TBURG -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow and others

2014-04-14 Thread Bill Mcaneny
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[cayugabirds-l] Towhee (or maybe, Snowhee)

2014-04-15 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Male Towhee on the ground beneath the feeders behind our house about noon today. Then came the snow showers about 1pm. What's wrong with this picture? BillMcAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] overnight arrivals

2014-05-04 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Hurrah! The west side of the lake finally catches up with the rest of the basin. This morning between 7:45 and 8:00 in quick succession we had a male Baltimore ORIOLE, Purple Finches (3 females), and White-Crowned Sparrow, all seen while I was seated at the breakfast table. Easy viewing, but it

[cayugabirds-l] Female RWBB

2014-05-05 Thread Bill Mcaneny
. But this is the first female this year. It is like finding a new species because they are so different from the males. Perhaps a couple of you could enlighten me on what you have seen so far. Dave N, do you have a record of the FOY this year? Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting

2014-05-12 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Just as the clock struck three, a male INDIGO BUNTING landed on our rear patio next to the feeder. It spent a few minutes sharing the feeder with a female Baltimore Oriole, then flew away. A terrific bird, one that we have not seen before in the yard. Bill and Shirley McAneny, TBurg --

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey interaction

2014-06-08 Thread Bill Mcaneny
At Sunken Meadow S.P. on L.I., there was a House Finch pair nesting in the lower level of an Osprey's nest. Bill McAneny _ From: [] On Behalf Of Karen Edelstein Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 7:51

[cayugabirds-l] Grackles flocking

2014-07-25 Thread Bill Mcaneny
About 8:30 this a.m. a flock of Common Grackles descended on the lawn behind our house. Probably in the order of 200 birds. I didn't scan the whole flock but there did not seem to be any other species mixed in. So, does this mean the summer is over?? Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] red crossbill???

2014-10-14 Thread Bill Mcaneny
at to confirm my ID? Bill McAneny, TBurg (off Rte 89) -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] red crossbill???

2014-10-14 Thread Bill Mcaneny
with a deformed bill. Photos next time!! I promise. Bill McAneny -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Highlights/rarity timing.

2014-11-09 Thread Bill Mcaneny
to Tetlow's 48. We heard them calling before we found them. Bill McAneny, TBurg _ From: [] On Behalf Of Michael Tetlow Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2014 9:41 PM To:

[cayugabirds-l] tree sparrows

2014-11-27 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Maybe it's the sudden snow or maybe it's the everything mix I get from Pine Tree Farms in Interlaken, but finally this morning we had TREE SPARROWS (4) at our feeders. First of the Season for us. Besides the usual seeds and corn, the mix has lots of nuts and fruit. The Blue Jays (8) can hardly

[cayugabirds-l] ravens

2014-12-04 Thread Bill Mcaneny
On an otherwise unbirdy morning, three RAVENS flew over our field on their way from Taughannock gorge to Frontenac gorge. Within minutes we were notified that a courageous friend had passed on in the early hours of the morning. This is going to be an exceptional day. Carpe diem. Bill

[cayugabirds-l] geese on the move

2014-12-12 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Lots of Canadas and Snows headed south in mid afternoon today. Big vees. Fairly high up. Crossing rte 89 in vic. of Boy Scout camp, north of Taughannock S.P. Yesterday, about 2pm, a Cooper's hawk flew west over rte 13 and across Wegman's pking lot. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List

RE: [cayugabirds-l] geese on the move

2014-12-13 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Iradell Rd. So maybe not all the geese were headed south of the snow belt. Bill McAneny, TBurg _ From: Ellen D. Haith [] Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:28 AM To: Bill Mcaneny; Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] geese

[cayugabirds-l] raptors

2014-12-18 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Red-Tail with a whitish head. So there you go. BTW, we have not seen a Sharpie here in a decade. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] new yard bird

2015-02-02 Thread Bill Mcaneny
on our platform feeder. Our feeder count for the day is 20 species. No redpolls or siskins. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] mockingbird, others

2015-02-11 Thread Bill Mcaneny
, with no meal apparent. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] redpolls

2015-02-09 Thread Bill Mcaneny
at our feeders at any given time. We do get an assortment of nocturnal visitors that included a rabbit last week and deer every night. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds, siskins

2015-03-16 Thread Bill Mcaneny
all the usual birds were here, in contrast to yesterday which was extremely quiet. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Sitting in the bed of a pickup truck on a swivel chair with a cooler nearby. You can see all, hear all, and be elevated above those nasty roadside weeds and shrubs. Bill McAneny _ From: [

[cayugabirds-l] bluebirds vs house sparrows

2015-03-25 Thread Bill Mcaneny
WE have about 16 nest boxes on poles around our field. Initially they were for bluebirds, and then the tree swallows arrived. Our strategy: the nest boxes are erected in pairs: one for the bluebirds, one for the tree swallows. House sparrows may move into one box in a pair, but not both.

[cayugabirds-l] raven

2015-01-23 Thread Bill Mcaneny
then flew from the tree down the slope towards the lake. Bill Mcaneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Thrasher

2015-04-29 Thread Bill Mcaneny
FOY brown thrasher here a mile north of Taughannock Falls SP. Perched atop the tallest tree in our yard for about 20 minutes, softly singing a long song about love in the springtime. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned sparrow

2015-05-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
About 9am today, a WHITE_CROWNED SPARROW was scratching around on the ground outside our kitchen window. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] chipping sparrow

2015-04-14 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Our FOY chipping sparrow appeared yesterday (4/13) on our feeder. Sorry for the late post. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] TVs

2015-04-17 Thread Bill Mcaneny
2 TVs sitting on my shop roof. Ominous sign. A third on a branch over the shop. Don't think I will work in the shop today. May be a good Idea to check behind the barns for something dead or dying. Hope it's the neighbor's killer cat. Hope the neighbor is not on this listserv. Bill McAneny

[cayugabirds-l] Street birds

2015-05-22 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Meena's post reminded me of the baby ROBIN that sat in the road in front of our garage this noontime while I sat in the car waiting for it to recognize the severe threat that was posed by the big metal monster. I don't think it learned anything. Yesterday in the middle of the day in the same

[cayugabirds-l] Ed Hart

2015-10-02 Thread Bill Mcaneny
I don't remember a Porsche but I do clearly recall a customized van he drove to spring bird biology field trips, either in "00 or '01. The van was all wood paneled inside and immaculate. Ever after I would meet him at various mtgs etc. and sometimes with his bike. In those years he wore an orange

[cayugabirds-l] late report from Monday

2015-12-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Sorry for the delay, but yesterday (Mon) there was a male PURPLE FINCH on the feeder outside our kitchen window. It is the first male we have seen here in a long time, probably over two years. Neat bird. Bill and Shirley McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] robins

2016-01-21 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Forty to 50 ROBINS in the trees east of our house. Must be Spring. But what's all that white stuff?? Bill and Shirley McAneny T'Burg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] "The Birds"

2016-01-24 Thread Bill Mcaneny
For the past 3 hours, a flock of STARLINGS has been building up in our neighborhood next to Rte 89. I would estimate that there are currently (almost noon) over 1000 birds, almost all Starlings with a robin or two and some cowbirds. It is awesome to be at or near the center of activity. It is

[cayugabirds-l] NOW they show.

2016-03-15 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Within the last 10 minutes, while looking out my kitchen window, I saw one Tree Sparrow, one WB Nuthatch, and three Ravens. Why is this notable? We did FeederWatch Sunday and Monday and saw NONE of these birds! Actually, the Tree Sparrow was a surprise. Haven't seen any here for a week or

[cayugabirds-l] siskins

2016-03-19 Thread Bill Mcaneny
It's been a long winter without Pine Siskins but there are 3 at the feeders this morning. Also a small flock of Cedar Waxwings on a crabapple. Several seem to be paired, feeding and moving together. One Tree Sparrow still here. Bill McAneny, TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren

2016-03-24 Thread Bill Mcaneny
coming and going of human types beneath their nest. Bill McAneny TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] blackbirds

2016-03-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
so there are a lot of birds flying around the yard. Smile. Bill McAneny, T'Burg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1

RE: [cayugabirds-l] a surfeit of urban vultures?

2016-04-01 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Anne, there are a bunch (8?) of TVs that roost in the firs behind the community center, so you happen to be in their territory. What may seem to be more birds may just be that you are close to the mother lode. Enjoy them. They are a different kind of bird. Bill McAneny, TBurg -Original

[cayugabirds-l] white-crowns

2016-05-04 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Since Saturday, we have hosted six WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS. No Orioles yet. No Hummers either. A male R-B Grosbeak before last weekend. Bill and Shirley McAneny TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] mockingbird

2016-05-07 Thread Bill Mcaneny
A Mockingbird just flew onto our "hawk perch". First one here in about a year, maybe longer. \Bill McAneny TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastB

[cayugabirds-l] hummer

2016-05-07 Thread Bill Mcaneny
About 1:30 a male Ruby-throat showed up at the feeder that has been primed for a week. Shirley's work has not been in vain. Now, where is the Oriole? The orange slices await. Bill McAneny TBurg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles

2016-05-09 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Hot Dang! A pair of Balt, Orioles were pecking at the orange slices all day today. It just seems to take a little longer for the species to filter into the habitats on the west side of the lake, but we check every day once the birds are spotted on the east side. Another example: yesterday a