[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2010-05-04 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I took a stroll down the Wilson Trail today while waiting for the shuttle and saw a few new migrants for the year (for me). Highlights include: American Redstart (4) Warbling Vireo (8) Yellow Warbler (3) Eastern Towhee (2, calling back and forth) Veery (1) Least Flycatcher (1) Common

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2010-05-04 Thread Brad Walker
I forgot to mention a pair of Palm Warblers feeding with the Yellow-rumped Warblers. -Brad -- Forwarded message -- From: Brad Walker edgarallenhoo...@gmail.com Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 12:01 PM Subject: Sapsucker Woods Migrants To: Cayugabirds CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu Hi all

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Bald Eagle

2010-05-08 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A few minutes ago an adult Bald Eagle was soaring over West Campus headed NE. -Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Thayer's gull on red lighthouse jetty

2011-12-10 Thread Brad Walker
Still present as of 745 after a brief peregrine falcon scare. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Western grebe

2012-01-31 Thread Brad Walker
The grebe is currently between east shore park and the white light house, associating with the golden eye flock. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Western grebe, Hog Hole

2012-02-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The Western Grebe is currently swimming near the cormorant snag off of hog hole. It was refound by Chris and Jessie. Tim Lenz and I can see it distantly from East shore. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Eagle and Peregrine

2012-02-06 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, This morning Tim Lenz and I visited Stewart Park between 8:30 and 9. We couldn't see the Western Grebe, but we did get nice looks at a distant RED-THROATED LOON swimming with the DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT. Other highlights were an adult BALD EAGLE that flew by and landed above Jetty Woods,

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe

2012-02-14 Thread Brad Walker
One of the Western Grebes is swimming and diving often between the red light house and the pilings, headed towards the east shore, seen from Stewart Park. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe

2012-02-15 Thread Brad Walker
A western grebe is currently swimming around straight out from the swan pen at Stewart Park. It's actively diving and a little difficult to pick out initially. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe at East Shore Park

2012-02-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim Lenz, Scott Haber and I just spotted the Western Grebe swimming around off East Shore park. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe

2012-02-17 Thread Brad Walker
The grebe is currently swimming around a bit to the north of East Shore Park. It is visible from Stewart Park. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe

2012-02-17 Thread Brad Walker
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Brad Walker edgarallenhoo...@gmail.comwrote: The grebe is currently swimming around a bit to the north of East Shore Park. It is visible from Stewart Park. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of Ornithology Rusty Blackbirds

2012-02-20 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Sorry for the late report. Jay and I spotted a/the pair of RUSTY BLACKBIRDS singing quietly across the road from the middle parking lot at Sapsucker Woods this evening at around five. They were perched on top of an aspen and were in the same spot when we left. -- Brad Walker

[cayugabirds-l] Western grebe

2012-02-21 Thread Brad Walker
The grebe is currently swimming and diving past the red lighthouse, seen from Stewart Park. There is also a red throated loon in the vicinity. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Double-crested Cormorant

2012-02-23 Thread Brad Walker
Tim Lenz and I saw a Cormorant swimming around two or three days ago on our morning Stewart Park count. On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: For much of the winter, and as recently as 17 Feb I have only seen a single Double-crested Cormorant at the south end

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe at south end

2012-02-27 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim Lenz and I just spotted the WESTERN GREBE far from shore, but visible from the swan pen at Stewart Park. There is also a woman walking around on the exposed mud with two dogs, leaving very few other birds to be seen. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Meadowlark

2012-03-07 Thread Brad Walker
Tim Lenz and I were at Stewart park between 8:30 and 9 this morning and found it almost completely devoid of waterfowl. There were a few birds of note, though, including: Green-winged Teal (pair) Killdeer Eastern Meadowlark (This bird flew in low from the lake and came in directly above us giving

[cayugabirds-l] Common Loon Migrant

2012-03-28 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I just had my first migrant COMMON LOON of the season flying high(ish) and fast, headed north over Sapsucker Woods. There wasn't much else to report, but it's a beautiful day! - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Western grebes, Harris Park

2012-03-31 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, The Western Grebe pair is currently off of Harris Park in the middle of the Aythya flock. They are doing several courtship rituals, including neck tossing and handing off vegetation. Brad Walker, Chris Wood and Tim Lenz -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle, Sapsucker Woods

2012-03-02 Thread Brad Walker
In addition to the things Jay saw (the coolest of which, I missed), I had a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK soaring over the Wilson Trail heading slowly to the north. Brad Walker Audio Archivist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-2168 karl.fit

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Geese migrating

2012-02-27 Thread Brad Walker
Tim Lenz and I spent half and hour walking around Sapsucker Woods. We had about 7000 Canada Geese pass overhead in all. We found three CACKLING GEESE among them. One lone bird as soon as we stepped out of the building, in a low group of about 50 birds, and a pair in a group of about 125 birds.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte's Gull at Stewart Park

2012-04-02 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim Lenz and I found at least 7 BONAPARTE'S GULLS at Stewart Park near the Swan Pen at about 8:30 this morning. Jay McGowan later reported that one of these birds was captured by a PEREGRINE FALCON. - Brad Walker On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM, Stuart Krasnoff s...@cornell.edu wrote

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Great Egret (Tues AM)

2012-04-17 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Sorry for the late posting. This morning, Tim Lenz and I had a GREAT EGRET flying up the west side of the lake with a pair of Great Blue Herons. When I first spotted the bird, I thought it was a gull. Tim later saw it in the scope and saw it was an egret. Also of interest is a (maybe

[cayugabirds-l] Downtown Swifts and Loons

2012-04-21 Thread Brad Walker
or so. -- Brad Walker -- 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-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Barred owl at Sapsucker Woods

2012-04-24 Thread Brad Walker
The barred owl is in the same pine along sapsucker woods road now that it used last week. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Barred owl at Sapsucker Woods

2012-04-24 Thread Brad Walker
last week. It gives great looks with binoculars if you make a brief stop. On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Brad Walker edgarallenhoo...@gmail.comwrote: The barred owl is in the same pine along sapsucker woods road now that it used last week. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Philadelphia vireo - sapsucker woods

2012-05-04 Thread Brad Walker
. Also present was a warbler flock with BLACK-THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA, BLACK AND WHITE and YELLOW-RUMPED warblers. -Brad On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Scott Haber scotthab...@gmail.com wrote: Brad Walker and I just found a bright Philadelphia Vireo on the Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods, just

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonatary warbler

2012-05-05 Thread Brad Walker
On towpath road. Singing and inspecting nest cavity. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonatary correction

2012-05-05 Thread Brad Walker
That should be armitage road -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow throated warbler update

2012-05-07 Thread Brad Walker
The warbler is currently in the sycamores on the golf course along the water. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Renwick mourning warbler

2012-05-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim and I just spotted a male mourning warbler singing briefly and moving about the wooden walkway at Renwick Woods. We also had two LINCOLNS SPARROWS at the swan pen and a TENNESSEE WARBLER earlier with Ken Rosenberg. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged Warbler @ Lab parking lot

2012-05-09 Thread Brad Walker
I saw this warbler flock from the woods, there were also two BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS moving around with the Blue-winged. There was also a CANADA WARBLER and a CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER along the mulched trail on the powerline cut. -Brad On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Scott Haber

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Lincoln's Sparrows (and other migrants)

2012-05-10 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I came across two LINCOLN'S SPARROWS on my walk around Sapsucker Woods today. The first was in the weedy area between Timmy's Walk (near the front feeders) and the road. It hopped up several times and was also seen by Jay McGowan and Livia Santana. The second was on the inner path of the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Brad Walker
I've been to the cemetery several times this spring, but haven't heard or seen the Merlin yet. Tim and I had a Merlin flying around Cayuga Heights (as seen from Sunset Park, looking south) on Friday. Maybe this is the same bird? -Brad On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Meena Haribal

[cayugabirds-l] Bay breasted warbler, sapsucker woods

2012-05-23 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, there is currently a BAY BREASTED WARBLER singing near the bench with the nest boxes on Wilson Trail North. The bird is currently out on the open high up. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Call woodcock

2012-06-29 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all there is currently an American Woodcock in the middle of the trail at the back entrance of the lab of ornithology It just moved to the side of the trail along the pond shore. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] White eyed vireo

2012-07-12 Thread Brad Walker
Currently singing from the parking lot of Park Preserve on Irish Settlement Road. Brad, Jay, Shawn and Livia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper...No

2012-07-25 Thread Brad Walker
below the parking area in East Road. Other sandpipers included: stilt, pectoral, semipalmated, least, spotted, solitary and short-billed dowitcher. Brad Walker -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] possible Whimbrel, Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca

2012-08-23 Thread Brad Walker
The WHIMBREL is currently in the field r across from the ASPCA. On Aug 23, 2012 4:44 PM, Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, I just spoke to Jacob Johnson, who is not on the Cayugabirds list but wanted to report a possible Whimbrel. He last saw it around 4 pm today (Wed) in the

[cayugabirds-l] KENTUCKY WARBLER at Sapsucker Woods

2012-08-28 Thread Brad Walker
Chris Wood and David Bell found a KENTUCKY WARBLER at the Sherwood Platform a few minutes ago. I stumbled upon them right after and we relocated it on the far side of the tiny pond just east of the platform. It was loosely associating with a warbler flock and was staying closer to the ground. We

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants (06 Sep)

2012-09-06 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, On my walk in to work this morning, I found a small flock of migrants at the Sherwood Platform including RED-EYED VIREO, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and the brightest yellow PHILADELPHIA VIREO I've ever seen. -Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Road migrants, 9/28

2012-09-28 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There was a nice collection of migrants on my walk to work this morning from Salem Drive to the lab. See eBird links for full reports. I cut through Future Road (a trail connecting Salem to Sapsucker Woods Road) and, on the way, heard my first-of-fall PINE SISKIN.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull at Towpath Road, Montezuma NWR

2012-10-07 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim and I just left Towpath road. The FRANKLIN'S GULL was swimming near the cormorants as we left. There were also nine SANDHILL CRANES, DUNLIN, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, PEREGRINE FALCON, and quite a few sparrows. - Brad On Oct 7, 2012 1:02 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: Not only is Jay

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2012-12-06 Thread Brad Walker
Just now at Lab of Ornithology, I had a group of about 400 SNOW GEESE flying relatively high. - Brad Brad Walker Audio Archivist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-2168 karl.fit...@cornell.edu Our Mission: To interpret and conserve

[cayugabirds-l] Day Hall Red Morph Screech-owl

2012-12-11 Thread Brad Walker
According to the Cornell Facebook page, a/the bird has returned, presumably to its same perch in the inaccessible courtyard in the middle of Day Hall. I'm not sure if this link will work for all, but if you have Facebook, it should:

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O Cackling Goose

2012-12-14 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There is currently what appears to be a CACKLING GOOSE (small, rounded head; short, almost stubby bill, smaller than all the CANG) swimming around near the small island in the front pond at the Lab of Ornithology. I took a video with my phone through one of the scopes to check again and

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Common Redpolls

2013-01-04 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A flock of 30 COMMON REDPOLLS was flying around and landing in trees at the extreme south end of Sapsucker Woods, near Sanctuary Drive. The birds eventually flew off over the neighborhood to the west. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon

2013-01-13 Thread Brad Walker
The bird is currently perching atop a tree at the corner of the woodlot straight out from the East Road lookout. It can also be seen very distantly from the potato building. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O redpolls

2013-01-18 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There are currently about 100 REDPOLLS at the front lab feeders, along with a smattering of siskins. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O Hoary Redpoll

2013-01-21 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A Hoary Redpoll was seen earlier in the afternoon at about eleven thirty this morning at the lab feeders. The large group it was with seems to have returned to the front feeder area, so it might be worth checking from time to time. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots of redpolls

2013-02-03 Thread Brad Walker
How the bird died (if known) Your name I'm not sure what the protocol is if you're going to go to the lab, but this should work in most cases. - Brad -- Brad Walker On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Kim Haines-Eitzen wrote: We have found two redpolls dead at our place and we put

[cayugabirds-l] Dean's Cove Ross's Goose

2013-03-02 Thread Brad Walker
At about 4:30 today, Tim Lenz, Luke Seitz and I had a ROSS'S GOOSE flying overhead with a group of about 200 Snow Geese headed out to the lake over Dean's Cove. We don't know where the bird ended up, but it's around somewhere! - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] short-eared owls @ Morgan Road

2013-03-09 Thread Brad Walker
hunting back and forth over the berm just to the north of the road, for a total of 6 birds in the immediate area. Such beautiful birds!! - Brad -- Brad Walker On Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM, cl...@juno.com wrote: Finally made it up to Morgan Road today on the way home from Oswego

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Massive Geese migration north

2013-03-10 Thread Brad Walker
Tim Lenz and I have had GOLDEN EAGLE, RED SHOULDERED HAWK, ROUGH LEGGED HAWK, TUNDRA SWANS, CACKLING and SNOW geese with the 4 or so Canada Geese so far, over downtown Ithaca. Brad On Mar 10, 2013 12:16 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: Here too in Northeast Ithaca. Over

[cayugabirds-l] Sunset Park Migrants

2013-03-10 Thread Brad Walker
/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13353256 -- Brad Walker -- 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-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane gulls and geese

2013-03-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There are currently for LESSER-BLACK BACKED GULLS, three adults and a second cycle in the muddy fields near the equine park on Bluegrass Lane. There is also a group of snow geese pushed down by the snow. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Pink footed Goose still present

2013-03-26 Thread Brad Walker
At the south end of the close shore on east road, where a spur sticks out from the shoreline. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane Vesper Sparrow

2013-04-07 Thread Brad Walker
scared it off to the wood edge. -- Brad Walker -- 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-archive.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] anyone still interested in Bohemian Waxwings? (90 in Sapsucker Woods this morning)

2013-04-08 Thread Brad Walker
As of about 10 minutes ago, these birds flew off over the woods along the powerlines/parallel to route 13. But they seem to like that spot, so it's worth checking every so often. Other birds of note in that spot include singing PURPLE FINCH and FIELD SPARROW, along with several Phoebes. - Brad

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Eurasian Wigeon

2013-04-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim Lenz and I just had a male EURASIAN WIGEON way in the back of Tschache Pool. He seemed like he was enjoying himself and willing to stick around for a bit. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawks, etc.

2013-04-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Jay McGowan and I (later joined by Kevin McGowan) did an hour long hawkwatch, that Ken referred to, at Sapsucker Woods yesterday. We had a few BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, several SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, AMERICAN KESTRELS, NORTHERN HARRIER, BALD EAGLE, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, and COMMON LOON and

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O Snipe Display

2013-04-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, On the walk in to the Lab just now, Tim Lenz and I had a WILSON'S SNIPE winnowing over the second and third parking lots. You could faintly here it over the wind noise and the it gave great views with binoculars. There are are also about 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS in between the first and second

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O Snipe Display

2013-04-16 Thread Brad Walker
! Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Apr 16, 2013, at 12:33 PM, Brad Walker edgarallenhoo...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, On the walk in to the Lab just now, Tim Lenz and I had a WILSON'S SNIPE winnowing over the second and third parking lots. You could faintly here it over the wind noise

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Birds Rail and other birds

2013-04-17 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I was able to hear the VIRGINIA RAIL calling in the wetlands near the airport this morning. I first heard it when still on the main road, then after about 5 minutes, it began calling more often. There was also a beautiful WILD TURKEY with a well-trimmed beard walking around the area. The

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush Sapsucker Woods

2013-04-19 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, My FOY NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, two actually, is singing from the east side of Sapsucker Woods Road. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker woods rusty blackbirds

2013-04-22 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There is currently a flock of at least 70 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS hanging out just south of the Lab of O building. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2013-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There wasn't too much action on the Wilson Trail North today, but the Sherwood Platform did have a singing/calling BROWN THRASHER and a cooperative BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER foraging in the willows at eye level. Slightly further west on the path was a group of three handsome YELLOW-RUMPED

[cayugabirds-l] Ovenbird

2013-04-26 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, An OVENBIRD is singing every so often just south of Sapsucker Woods this morning. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2013-04-30 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There were some new arrivals at Sapsucker Woods this morning, the most notable being: OVENBIRD singing along the west side of Sapsucker Woods Road, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO singing in the same location, GRAY CATBIRD on the Wilson Trail North, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT singing along the powerline cut

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2013-05-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I had my first mixed species foraging flock of the year along the west side of Sapsucker Woods Road this morning, which included: Nashville Warbler Blue-winged Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Blue-headed Vireo Common Yellowthroat A Veery was also veer-ing on the east side. - Brad

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Pine Siskins

2013-05-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, On my ride to the CLO today, I found a flock of about 100 PINE SISKINS feeding just off of Salem Drive, immediately adjacent to Salem Park. The birds were in the trees above a house with feeders still out and were making a lot of noise. I came across a smaller group of about 10-12 birds a

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker woods warblers

2013-05-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Currently a very cooperative male BAY BREASTED WARBLER singing and foraging on the inner trail of Wilson Trail North. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Migrants

2013-05-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There were a few nice migrants moving around Sapsucker Woods this morning on the Wilson Trail. Highlights for me were the aforementioned BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, a TENNESSEE WARBLER, singing SWAINSON'S THRUSH and the return of SCARLET TANAGERS and RED-EYED VIREOS to the western woods. The

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Lincoln's Sparrow

2013-05-14 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Nothing uncommon on my walk this morning, but there was a beautiful LINCOLN'S SPARROW in the woods on the path to the powerline cut from the parking area. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cornell Siskin Flock

2013-05-15 Thread Brad Walker
I had a similar experience on campus yesterday and encountered three separate large groups: One at Balch Hall on North Campus, one on the Arts Quad and one at Wee Stinky Glen near the Cornell Store. The third group was the lowest and spent a lot of time in the small stream at that spot. - Brad

[cayugabirds-l] Northeast Ithaca Migrants

2013-05-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There were quite a few migrants around Northeast Ithaca and Sapsucker Woods today. On Tareyton Drive, Jay McGowan alerted me to a CAPE MAY WARBLER which I later found in a large-ish mixed species flock. The complete list is below: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14130682 At

[cayugabirds-l] Northeast Ithaca and Sapsucker Woods

2013-05-22 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There were a few migrants around on my walk today, but the highlight for me was a very cooperative MOURNING WARBLER singing and foraging in the open with a CANADA WARBLER and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER on the Future Road between Sanctuary Drive and Salem Drive. The bird was on the north side of

[cayugabirds-l] Compost Black Vulture

2013-08-29 Thread Brad Walker
A Black Vulture is currently sitting out in the open on the piles. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2013-09-12 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There was a little bit of activity on the Wilson Trail North this morning. I found a mixed species flock at the Sherwood Platform that had two BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, and HOODED WARBLER. There was also a MOURNING WARBLER on the inner trail before the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 9/18

2013-09-18 Thread Brad Walker
(a new year bird for Tilden, very elusive for us till now), one BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, two MAGNOLIA WARBLERS, a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, and a BLUE-HEADED VIREO among more common species. ** ** Brad Walker was entering as we were leaving. I hope he can add to this list. ** ** Mark

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma today evening!

2013-09-23 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Sorry for the late reply. I was with Tim yesterday and we had all the birds Meena mentioned at East road, plus the continuing WHIMBREL very close to Towpath Road and a MERLIN chasing shorebirds around for a while. There was also a (most likely) MOURNING WARBLER with some NASHVILLE

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue Grosbeak continues in NE Ithaca

2013-10-14 Thread Brad Walker
The bird is now on the west side of the road, in the north edge of the southern corn field. It's been out in the open calling for several minutes. On Oct 14, 2013 1:38 PM, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: The female BLUE GROSBEAK continues on gravel road section of Bluegrass Lane,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl, Lower Lake Rd.

2014-01-20 Thread Brad Walker
hurt to wait a while. Good birding, Brad Walker On Jan 20, 2014 1:28 PM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Apparently Tim Lenz and friends had a SNOWY OWL on the ice off Lower Lake Road in Seneca County a bit ago: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16447317 Chris Wood reported

[cayugabirds-l] Eared grebe at Portland point

2014-02-02 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, the EARED GREBE is currently close to the shore near the end of the rail lines at Portland Point. There are also several horned grebes nearby for a nice comparison. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road Larks, Compost Glaucous

2014-03-06 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, After lunch today (at about 1:15), Tim Lenz and I had a group of between 30 and 50 HORNED LARKS in the field across from the Ithaca Community Gardens on Freese Road. They seemed to be frequenting the patch that had truck tracks all over it. Many of the birds were very dull and brown,

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle

2014-03-09 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I stopped by Sunset Park in Cayuga Heights for about half an hour this afternoon and saw a very distant GOLDEN EAGLE to the south. A few minutes later a Bald Eagle came from the same direction. There were also several Turkey Vultures and Red-tails. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon in Fayette

2014-03-15 Thread Brad Walker
The bird disappeared for a few minutes, but made another pass and is perched near the road On Mar 15, 2014 4:33 PM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Brad and Tim report a Gyrfalcon on north Hoster Road, Fayette chasing geese and ducks. Jay -- *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* Welcome and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon in Fayette

2014-03-15 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim and I last spotted the bird flying down Stahl Road, north of the field with the geese and ducks. There are still waterfowl in the area, but a good number dispersed. If we find the bird again, we'll post. - Brad On Mar 15, 2014 4:40 PM, Brad Walker bm...@cornell.edu wrote: The bird

[cayugabirds-l] Target short eared owl

2014-03-16 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, I just had a gorgeous SHORT-EARED OWL flying through the Target and YMCA parking lots in Ithaca. It eventually landed on the ground. It may be worth checking this spot at sunset tonight. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass lane snipe

2014-04-01 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, there are currently at least thirty two WILSON'S SNIPE in a muddy drainage stream behind the long red barn (south side) at the parking area for Bluegrass Lane. The birds are only about a hundred feet away from the road and the light is great for photography at this angle. Brad --

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane Snipe

2014-04-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about 1 o'clock today, there were 20 WILSON'S SNIPE in the same spot that I reported a few days ago. They were much closer to the road and actually flew up as a group and made some noise at one point. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Field Sparrow

2014-04-10 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, A FIELD SPARROW is currently singing outside the main entrance of the Lab of Ornithology. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O Waterthrush

2014-04-11 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, There was a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH on the Wilson Trail North this morning. It called several times as it passed over the trail and landed along the northern leg of the stream at the footbridge. There was also a Canada Goose on its nest and four AMERICAN WIGEON flew into the back pond. -

[cayugabirds-l] Marten's Tract Gallinule

2014-04-13 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Tim and I just had three COMMON GALLINULE swimming around in the ponds furthest east at Marten's Tract. Otherwise, all the usual birds are hanging about. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo at Sapsucker Woods

2014-04-22 Thread Brad Walker
Continuing in the same spot at the Sherwood Platform. Foraging at eye level out in the open with some kinglets. - Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] White eyed vireo still present

2014-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Near the footbridge east of the Sherwood Platform, where there is a drainage stream from the pond. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Chimney Swifts

2014-04-25 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, At about four o'clock today, Mary Margaret Ferraro and I had a pair of CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying over Ithaca High School near Stewart Park. Brad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Prairie Warbler

2014-05-03 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Scott Haber and I took a steel through Sapsucker Woods this morning and found a few new arrivals, including a BALTIMORE ORIOLE and a PRAIRIE WARBLER singing from the powerline cut as we left. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Warblers

2014-05-09 Thread Brad Walker
Cape May and Philadelphia vireo at fuller wetlands with many others! On May 9, 2014 7:07 AM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Canada and lots more at Sapsucker power line cut, no Cerulean (please post PROMPTLY if you see a Cerulean here or anywhere else near Ithaca, or an Orange-crowned).

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow, Cornell Campus

2014-05-14 Thread Brad Walker
Hi all, Andrew Dreelin reports that the Clay-colored Sparrow is on the south side of Goldwin Smith this morning. - Brad Brad Walker Audio Archivist Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-2168 Our Mission: To interpret and conserve

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