[cayugabirds-l] Rusty Blackbirds / Yellow-rumped Warblers / Swainson's Thrushes

2009-10-18 Thread Caro
At the Owasco inlet yesterday morning there were 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and 40 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. Also of interest was a clear sustained audio on a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and visuals on one YELLOWTHROAT, 14 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, 2 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2HOODED MERGANSERS, and 45 ROBINS among

[cayugabirds-l] Renwick Cerulean warbler

2010-05-25 Thread Caro
Definite Cerulean warbler, Renwick preserve. Got a great simultaneous look and listen at him singing foraging and having a spat with a female Redstart. CM Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler at Sapsucker

2011-05-08 Thread Caro
Yesterday I heard a Cerulean Warbler sing five or so times in succession in the northwest area of Sapsucker-- is this the Wilson trail? -- he fell silent after that but gave a good show! Sorry for the delay in reporting-- I hope others come across him too. Also today was my first Ruby-throated

[cayugabirds-l] Bank Swallow Colony

2010-05-21 Thread Caro
Hiking along Cayuga Trails in the streambed we came across a Bank Swallow colony nesting in the sandy cliffs-- probably about twenty nest holes. The birds were active and feeding over the water; one pair got chased by a Chipping Sparrow, of all things, who then trilled about showing them

[cayugabirds-l] CLOMontezuma/ bachelor ducks

2013-11-10 Thread Caro
I took a group of students on a field trip yesterday and we were delighted to spot HOODED MERGANSERS on the pond and a BROWN CREEPER and a FOX SPARROW on the Wilson trail, among other excellent regulars, including troupes of CEDAR WAXWINGS being quite busy, with juveniles mixed in. It was also

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owl ballet

2014-01-10 Thread Caro
Went to see the SE Owl show at Long Point Winery this evening. There were at least six birds active. One had a run-in with a female Northern Harrier in the air--perhaps a vole ownership dispute. This was my second time seeing this particular show in my life and I recommend it highly. The birds

[cayugabirds-l] Flicker

2014-02-01 Thread Caro
At the suet feeder yesterday-- The back view of her made my mind buck for a fun split-second: what the hey-hoo is wrong with that red-belly? I suppose we are always discovering new species in our hearts, because it's so delightful to be full of nothing but possibility for a timeless

[cayugabirds-l] Winter didn't kill us!

2014-03-08 Thread Caro
The bluebirds have started their chortling (sounds like Swedish to me), the starlings have picked up a Junco's trill, and two flickers are flicker-flirting near the suet (involves a lot of diving and rushing. It impresses my conure, Jim, who says oh, hi! and chicken! while he watches them

[cayugabirds-l] FISP n TRSW

2014-04-12 Thread Caro
A very busy Field Sparrow out back here on West Hill. Also our first Tree Swallow! Jubilation! Caroline Manring Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Towhee!!

2014-04-14 Thread Caro
... wHEEP-ing in the hedge and scuffing under the feeder. He surprised me this morning-- my, I thought, for a sleep-numbed split second, that junco got real gussied up today... Caroline Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] So you think you know your yard?

2014-05-07 Thread Caro
There's the Big Year, the Big Day... I know people who do Big Sits... And now, introducing the Big Yard. After finding out over the past few days, just by paying much closer attention, that my own yard can yield almost fifty species in a single day (and counting!!), I'm inaugurating a new game

[cayugabirds-l] Red-bellied Woodpecker at the Downy Cafe

2014-05-09 Thread Caro
Anyone seen this before? Yesterday a female Red-bellied Woodpecker was eating from the nest hole of two Downy Woodpeckers while they dove on her and yelled for all they were worth. Sheesh, the brutality of Spring isn't for weak human eyes. On the bright side, my West Hill yard/property has

[cayugabirds-l] ?s about owls and Montezuma

2014-11-14 Thread Caro
Hi all, Does anybody know: 1) have any Short-eared Owls showed up at Long Point? 2) is Montezuma wildlife drive still open? 3) is there a reliable place around the lake somewhere to find a Screech Owl? I'm leading a field trip for HWS students and could use any and all info. Thanks! Caroline

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolink on West Hill

2016-05-04 Thread Caro
May the 4th be with you, cause the BOBOLINKS have arrived up here. (I always thought they sounded like R2D2 or some sort of alien transmitter radio) Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] West Hill migrants

2016-05-17 Thread Caro
Today we've had a very active SCARLET TANAGER (lots of chip-burr notes between serenades), a busy CAPE MAY WARBLER doing a few different variations on his song, and some BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS among the clouds of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. The BALTIMORE ORIOLES are eating both oranges and

[cayugabirds-l] Freeville/Dryden Senegal Parrot

2016-05-22 Thread Caro
Birders, Someone has lost a Senegal Parrot who answers to the name "Benny" in the Freeville/Dryden area. Ringwood Road between Ellis Hollow Creek Rd and Midline Rd. This is an approximately Robin-sized bird but chunkier, mostly green with yellow and gray; the yellow would likely be what would

[cayugabirds-l] West Hill new visitor

2016-05-26 Thread Caro
A COMMON NIGHTHAWK has been above the fields up here calling the last two nights, and just flew overhead calling, daytime-style. This is a new one in this area, at least in the last 5 years, during moments when I've been paying attention. So, a thousand points for West Hill! Wegmans doesn't

[cayugabirds-l] Forget-me-nots as food?

2016-06-08 Thread Caro
Just observed a male PURPLE FINCH plucking forget-me-not seeds straight off the plant on the ground. Never seen that before! Caroline Manring West Hill Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME