[cayugabirds-l] accipter

2010-01-28 Thread Carol Keeler
a while for one to land in my crabapple, though I have seen both the Cooper's and Sharpie around the yard all winter, none has been out front. Carol Keeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] crow behavior

2010-03-11 Thread Carol Keeler
comments or explanations from our crow experts would be welcome. Thanks! Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] pied-bill grebe

2010-03-25 Thread Carol Keeler
, but no eggs yet. Does this mean there might not be any eaglets at this nest this year? Is it too late for nesting? Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] catbird

2010-04-23 Thread Carol Keeler
now. Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3) http

[cayugabirds-l] Buff breasted sandpiper

2010-09-10 Thread Carol Keeler
Saw a possible one in the shorebird area after the blind at Montezuma . Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Muckrace Birds

2010-09-16 Thread Carol Keeler
, as well. If you get some time, I welcome you to visit my gallery at http://www.pbase.com/carol_keeler_photo/2010_muckrace_birds Thanks! Carol Keeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] mystery sparrow

2010-09-30 Thread Carol Keeler
marks, but no distinct streaks. Am I right?-a swamp sparrow. Could some of you take a look at the two images on my website (mystery sparrow1 and mystery sparrow view 2) and give me some input so it won't need to stay a mystery sparrow. Thanks so much for your help! Carol Keeler http

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Rumped Warblers

2010-10-25 Thread Carol Keeler
night which was terrific. Kevin Mc Gowan was on it as well as other crow researchers. It was very informative and most fascinating. Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2010-12-26 Thread Carol Keeler
I finally spotted 3 redpolls at my feeders today. Now if I can just get some Evening Grosbeaks and Pine Siskins. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Crests

2011-01-13 Thread Carol Keeler
have a crest. Maybe it's not called a crest on birds without them. http://www.pbase.com/carol_keeler_photo/image/131804983 This made me wonder if it is something all birds can do when so motivated. Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Red Wings

2011-02-28 Thread Carol Keeler
such as one made over an outdoor light. Maybe this was the owner of the nest and wasn't taking any chances with an intruder. I've also heard a tufted titmouse singing quite often over the last two weeks. Hope I get some other interesting birds today! Carol Keeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2011-03-02 Thread Carol Keeler
Had my first grackles today. Also had a flock of snowgeese go over. Spring migration seems to be starting some. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Song sparrow

2011-03-09 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had my FOS song sparrow. Also had a flicker. Yesterday, I had several bluebirds. Glad my bluebird boxes are cleaned and ready. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] tame tree sparrow

2011-03-09 Thread Carol Keeler
tame? bird. Any ideas as to his behavior. I haven't had it before this year (except for chickadees and tufted titmice). Carol Keeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Field sparrow

2011-03-22 Thread Carol Keeler
Saw my FOS field sparrow in Skaneateles today. Also of note was a brown creeper. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals

2011-04-14 Thread Carol Keeler
When I walked up to get my paper this morning I heard the resident meadowlark singing and saw the tree swallows zooming about. The swallows nest in my birdhouses. Everyone needs resident mosquito eaters. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2011-04-27 Thread Carol Keeler
of white throated sparrows. I've had 2 male purple finches here since last week. I've also had a meadowlark and chipping sparrows for quite a while. Who knows what else I'll hear while I'm out gardening. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Bird interactions

2011-05-12 Thread Carol Keeler
usually use it.. Oh, yesterday I had a flyover Coopers Hawk. It was being escorted out of town by the grackles. I have real problems getting my work done because I watch my birds too much. I'd love to get someone new. Have a great birdy day! Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad

[cayugabirds-l] Defensive Baltimore Oriole

2011-05-22 Thread Carol Keeler
, should I just enjoy his craziness, or try to change it? Oh, I don't think he's asking for more jelly since the feeder is full. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird flats

2011-07-14 Thread Carol Keeler
Am at the Shorebird area at MWR and there are many Shorebirds though nothing unusual. Saw both lesser and greater yellowlegs and 3peeps, and a killdeer. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] White Throated Sparrow

2011-09-12 Thread Carol Keeler
Just heard my first white throat of the fall season here at home. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Unusual sighting

2011-12-14 Thread Carol Keeler
found a feeder, filled it with hastily made serum, and hung it out. I have no idea how it could survive here unless it can find tiny insects.. I'll let you know if I see it again and can ID it. Even if it is a Ruby Throat, it would be a very unusual sighting for December.. Carol Keeler

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2011-12-14 Thread Carol Keeler
I am very disappointed to report that the hummingbird never returned. I had so hoped it would see one of the feeders and stay awhile. I guess there's no point in putting the feeders out again tomorrow with the high winds and rain... Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder

2011-12-15 Thread Carol Keeler
limited as to where I can place a feeder. I'll keep watching. I'd love to see it again. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2011-12-27 Thread Carol Keeler
A snowy owl swooped down to ground level near the food court at the Waterloo outlet while I was shopping. Looked mostly white. No one else even looked as I yelled Snowy owl. Could it be the same one seen around Montezuma? It flew over the building and I couldn't relocate it. How cool! Carol

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl???

2011-12-28 Thread Carol Keeler
I reported the snowy owl as soon as I saw it, knowing many people would be interested. I could not tell if the bird landed on the roof and is staying at the mall or flew off over the thruway or to one of the many nearby fields. I tried to relocate it, but could not. Carol Keeler Sent from my

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl???

2011-12-28 Thread Carol Keeler
Glad to know he's staying there so people can look for him. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Dec 28, 2011, at 4:03 PM, Claire Damaske cdama...@gmail.com wrote: I saw on Facebook that the snowy owl has been hanging out all week at the outlet mall. I live nearby, so I just went over to see

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy

2011-12-29 Thread Carol Keeler
Snowy owl is on pole 6 behind Old Navy at 12:00 noon. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl

2011-12-30 Thread Carol Keeler
the Outlet I went down King Rd. which had a Northern Flicker and a few Eastern Bluebirds. Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy

2011-12-31 Thread Carol Keeler
At 3:00 snowy is on the top of the red tower by the food court. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Snowy

2011-12-31 Thread Carol Keeler
. http://www.pbase.com/carol_keeler_photo/image/140652465 if you are interested. Carol Keeler Auburn -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Outlet Mall Snowy Owl 1/1/12

2012-01-01 Thread Carol Keeler
Snowy is still on the same place as of 12:15. It's on the thruway side of the roof. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:49 AM, Dave K fishwatch...@hotmail.com wrote: Hunkered down on the red roof near Outer Armor at 7:50 this AM

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds

2012-01-05 Thread Carol Keeler
the feeders. Oh, I've had tree sparrows here at times. I'm missing my nuthatches and tufted titmouses. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl gone

2012-02-07 Thread Carol Keeler
Well, she was there about 9:00 am yesterday. She was sitting on the blue bleachers out near the hedgerow. She was very hard to see from the maintenance building . She seemed to be nestled inside the bleachers, like where you put your feet rather than sit. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Robin!

2012-02-15 Thread Carol Keeler
I've had flocks of robins almost daily this winter. On rainy days they are on the ground, like in spring. Usually they stay in the trees. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Feb 15, 2012, at 7:35 AM, M K Mannella mkmanne...@gmail.com wrote: We have our first robin this morning. Can spring

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2012-03-06 Thread Carol Keeler
to photograph ice. There were lots of Long Tail ducks everywhere I went. The little pond at Fair Haven had Mute Swans and a size able group of Ring Neck ducks. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2012-03-14 Thread Carol Keeler
to Mud Lock. Past the Seneca Spillway, they are remaking(raising) the road along the new Shorebird area. It looked at least 3 foot higher than before. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club new guide

2012-03-26 Thread Carol Keeler
Just got my copy today and I must say its spectacular! It's greatly improved over the old guides. All of you who worked on it have a great deal to be proud of. Thanks for all your hard work. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Harris park Grebes

2012-04-01 Thread Carol Keeler
found from there, there might have been a possibility. Even with the 30 power setting on my scope, the grebes were tiny specs. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake (Rusty Blackbirds)

2012-04-03 Thread Carol Keeler
from Goose Haven. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Apr 3, 2012, at 9:55 PM, bilba...@pop.lightlink.com wrote: Shannon and I stopped at Dryden Lake mid morning, and found it very quiet, finding mostly the same as Collen R. Our most interesting sightings where Jane Graves, and a bit later

[cayugabirds-l] FOS bird

2012-04-04 Thread Carol Keeler
or two later. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- 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] Snowy Owl goes to the Outlet Mall

2011-12-29 Thread Carol Keeler
Wow! Thanks for all those great observations. I was worried that it might be hunting the median . I'm glad to hear that it's successfully hunting. I, too, wish it would move away from the mall to a safer place. Thanks for sharing. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Dec 29, 2011, at 7:42 PM

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mundy Lunch walk House and Carolina Wrens, Rough-winged Swallows etc.

2012-04-16 Thread Carol Keeler
Isn't it a shame that people need to listen to their iPods for music when the birds give us beautiful music for free. I can understand it once the birds quiet down late summer, but not now. Sent from my iPad On Apr 16, 2012, at 1:51 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: It was awesome

[cayugabirds-l] Warbling Vireo

2012-04-21 Thread Carol Keeler
grackles away from the feeders? Actually it's all blackbirds-RedWings, Grackles, and cowbirds? Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2012-05-01 Thread Carol Keeler
people are listing Orioles, it's time for me to put out an Oriole feeder. Things are looking up, bird wise. Just haven't seen a Purple Finch at the feeder yet. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2012-05-07 Thread Carol Keeler
birds show up about a week after they are posted in the Ithaca area. Only the oriole is off schedule. I still have 6 White Crown Sparrows which seem to sing constantly. I occasionally see the Rose Breasted Grosbeak. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oranges

2012-05-10 Thread Carol Keeler
-Bellied Woodpecker that comes for oranges or jelly, but not so far this year. They come for suet or seeds. I'm hoping that if I try your technique with oranges, that I may get some new birds on the oranges. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On May 10, 2012, at 7:59 PM, Asher Hockett veery...@gmail.com

[cayugabirds-l] Jelly Eaters

2012-05-16 Thread Carol Keeler
tons of House Finches, Catbirds, and an occasional B. Oriole. Last year the male Oriole was here constantly. The Hummingbird has become a more frequent visitor and I just saw him displaying over my gardens. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit

2012-06-02 Thread Carol Keeler
The Godwit was still in Benning Marsh this morning at about 9:30. It was way out near the Thruway. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock duck

2012-08-12 Thread Carol Keeler
which was the last time I looked for it. Carol Keeler On Aug 11, 2012, at 9:31 PM, Suan Yong wrote: I stopped by Mud Lock this morning at 8:30 for a casual scan. Across the channel was presumably one of the scaup that has been reported all summer, hanging out interestingly with a cormorant

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2012-08-16 Thread Carol Keeler
shorebirds are showing up at the center for closer viewing than on Towpath Rd. Carol Keeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Duck/Linda/Donna

2012-08-18 Thread Carol Keeler
And I'll second all of Fritzie's comments. I, too, really enjoyed Steve's comments on the insects. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Aug 18, 2012, at 10:46 AM, John and Fritzie Blizzard job121...@verizon.net wrote: Thank you Linda Donna I, too, have missed the reports. I do

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Duck/Linda/Donna

2012-08-18 Thread Carol Keeler
Yes, of course. It was wonderful. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Aug 18, 2012, at 11:21 AM, Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com wrote: Wait. Did no one enjoy my Cedar Waxwing posting??!! Linda Sent from my iPhone On Aug 18, 2012, at 11:19 AM, Carol Keeler carolk...@adelphia.net

Re: [cayugabirds-l] no hummingbirds

2012-09-05 Thread Carol Keeler
I've still got some here in Auburn. I suspect it's a young one. I see her on my flowers and the feeders. I haven't seen any males in quite a while. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad On Sep 5, 2012, at 1:00 PM, M K Mannella mkmanne...@gmail.com wrote: We've still got a hummingbird feeding

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle egret

2012-09-13 Thread Carol Keeler
there. There were two peregrines in the area stirring up the killdeer. I hope this goes through. I emailed from my iPhone but the server wouldn't accept it. Any ideas why? Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle egret

2012-09-13 Thread Carol Keeler
Still there at 10:00. Was out by thruway, but flew towards me about half way. Then it flew into the grasses to the right. Real good looks between dust storms. There have been two peregrines all about. They kept the killdeer up at LaRues. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egret

2012-09-13 Thread Carol Keeler
other places, but not much else shorebird wise. I was looking for the Golden Plovers. The Peregrines kept stirring up the birds which didn't help. Many ducks were around, but not in the main pool. Carol Keeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds

2012-09-14 Thread Carol Keeler
in a while. There are lots of Goldfinches eating flower seeds. I also spotted a Catbird and a Song Sparrow with several Blue Jays noisily flying through . I'll never get my breakfast eaten at this rate. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2012-12-01 Thread Carol Keeler
As I drove south on rt. 41 along Skaneateles Lake, I saw two large rafts of snow geese. One was in the middle of the lake across from the state boat launch. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2012-12-17 Thread Carol Keeler
I finally got 3 Redpolls at my feeders. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2012-12-17 Thread Carol Keeler
My flock of 3 grew to 15! I've been watching for them for weeks. I hope they stay for a while. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2012-12-27 Thread Carol Keeler
of days. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad. -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-01-01 Thread Carol Keeler
Each day I've had 3 C Redpolls at my feeders. Today I have a flock of about 15. I still have large flocks of Juncos and Tree Sparrows. The regulars are still coming as well. One new bird today was a Cowbird. It's a very busy day at the feeders. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls, bluebirds

2013-01-02 Thread Carol Keeler
My flock of Redpolls continues to grow. I'd guess it's up to 30 by now. Donna called her feeders a mob scene. Mine are like that too. I've got hundreds of birds milling around the feeders at once, so it's very hard to actually count a specific species. I also had two male Bluebirds out on

[cayugabirds-l] Juvenile Cooper's hawk

2013-01-05 Thread Carol Keeler
. Carol Keeler -- 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/maillist.html 2

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-01-16 Thread Carol Keeler
left. It didn't catch anything. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

2013-01-28 Thread Carol Keeler
It was here again this morning. It's very interesting to watch its behavior. I first spotted it this morning sitting on a birdhouse below my bedroom window. I got my camera and took lots of pictures. It sat for maybe 15 minutes constantly scanning the bushes. When I noticed that it was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Patriotic Yard Bird

2013-01-28 Thread Carol Keeler
How exciting! That's one bird I'll never get. What fun to get to watch it. Could you get any pictures? Sent from my iPad On Jan 28, 2013, at 10:55 AM, Donna Scott d...@cornell.edu wrote: While finishing my morning coffee in the comfort of my warm kitchen facing Cayuga Lake, I was treated

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

2013-02-14 Thread Carol Keeler
I've been wondering that very thing. One day I was there and both eagles were near their new nest. Down near the lock an immature eagle was perched in a tree. The eagles came down and drove it off. I have a feeling they won't tolerate any other bird in the old location, which is too bad.

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Fw: [BIRDSnGARDENS] Bird lifespans vary by habitat and size

2013-02-17 Thread Carol Keeler
I received this on Oneida birds and thought I'd pass it along. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: SUSAN THUENER sue...@prodigy.net Date: February 17, 2013, 12:19:45 PM EST To: Bird List hummervi...@yahoogroups.com, bird list oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com, BIRDS_AND_US List

[cayugabirds-l] Robins

2013-02-19 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a flock of 20 Robins feeding on my lawn! Spring is coming. I still have a few Redpolls each day at the feeders. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds

2013-02-26 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a pair of Bluebirds checking out a birdhouse! He was also singing. Guess it's time to straighten and clean out the bird houses. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Wildlife drive

2013-03-09 Thread Carol Keeler
The Montezuma wildlife drive is open up to the spillway. The water is all frozen. There were gulls sitting on the ice as well as two juvenile Bald Eagles. Other Bald Eagles were sitting on the far side of the river silhouetted by the sun. I also spotted a Harrier checking out the marsh.

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Pink-footed Goose near Phoenix

2013-03-18 Thread Carol Keeler
I thought I'd forward this since its a rare sighting. I'll forward any updates. Being its a goose, who knows how long it will stay in that area. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Drew Weber drewwe...@gmail.com Date: March 18, 2013, 3:21:14 PM EDT To:

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallows

2013-03-30 Thread Carol Keeler
Although I think someone has seen them before this year, I just found my FOS Tree Swallows on East Rd. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-04-06 Thread Carol Keeler
. It was the first Fox Sparrow I've ever seen here. I saw it for only a minute and got a few pictures with its back toward me. I haven't seen it again, unfortunately. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Crossley ID Guide Raptors

2013-04-10 Thread Carol Keeler
My new Crossley Raptor guide just arrived from Amazon. It looks wonderful. Besides the many photographic images of each bird, there is detailed information on each bird. It has pages where you can test yourself in IDing birds, such as Turkey Vultures versus Black Vultures and aging them. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey's stick tricks

2013-04-24 Thread Carol Keeler
While not an Osprey, I watched the Bald Eagles at Mud Lock do the same thing to gather sticks. I never saw them not succeed at taking a stick off a tree so I have no idea what would happen if it couldn't break it off. It's really cool to watch them, isn't it? Sent from my iPad On Apr 24,

[cayugabirds-l] Morning Birds

2013-04-27 Thread Carol Keeler
rabbits. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] White Crowned Sparrow

2013-04-28 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had my FOS White Crowned Sparrow. Yesterday I found a Ruby Crowned Kinglet down by the creek on my property. Saw the pair of Purple Finches just sitting quietly, for a long time, down by the creek as well. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] WTS

2013-04-29 Thread Carol Keeler
I've had both color morphs at my feeders this week. Sent from my iPad On Apr 29, 2013, at 7:10 PM, Suan Hsi Yong suan.y...@gmail.com wrote: FYI, white-throated sparrows are not sexually dimorphic -- meaning a normal human can't tell male from female in the field. But they do have two

[cayugabirds-l] FOS catbird

2013-05-04 Thread Carol Keeler
I put out my jelly and oranges two days ago because the Oriole should be showing up soon. BTW, I put up the Hummingbird feeder as well. Got my FOS Gray Catbird at the jelly feeder this morning. Also a Robin and many House Finches have been partaking of the jelly, too. No Oriole or

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Baltimore Oriole

2013-05-08 Thread Carol Keeler
Mine, too. I saw him at the jelly feeder two days ago, but today he's vocalizing . Sent from my iPad On May 8, 2013, at 9:17 AM, Tom Vawter tvaw...@wells.edu wrote: Our annual Baltimore oriole is once again foraging and singing in the tops of our backyard ashes. Tom Vawter -- --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Glossy Ibis, Montezuma

2013-05-31 Thread Carol Keeler
I was at the Wildlife Drive yesterday, and there were almost no shorebirds. Way out there was a flock of shorebirds zooming about, but that was it. I went there for shorebirds so I was very disappointed . At the visitor there was a pair of Blue Winged Teals. On the drive there were 2 Willow

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole/ Catbird confrontation

2013-06-10 Thread Carol Keeler
I had a confrontation between my resident male Oriole and Catbird over the jelly feeder. Hanging off my deck are two pairs of feeders. One is for the Hummingbirds and is lower. The other hangs higher and is a jelly feeder. While I was eating my breakfast the normally quiet Oriole was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbird song

2013-06-28 Thread Carol Keeler
Good question. I have a Mockingbird who serenades me quite often and he sings many other birds songs. He's fooled me in early spring when I thought I had a Phoebe, but when he changed his verse, I knew who it really was. I'd like to hear an answer to Richard's question as well. My guess is

[cayugabirds-l] White pelican

2013-07-31 Thread Carol Keeler
The White Pelican is best seen from Towpath Rd. I drove all the way to the dike , but didn't need to go that far. There are two islands of vegetation. It is sitting toward the dike end of the second island in full view. Van Dyne Spoor was a disappointment since it was full of canoeists

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Reports of Wilson's Plover in Madison Co

2013-08-03 Thread Carol Keeler
Thought I'd pass this on since there was no post for Cayuga birds. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: tigge...@aol.com Date: August 2, 2013, 11:22:32 PM EDT To: oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com Subject: [OneidaBirds] Reports of Wilson's Plover in Madison Co A number of eBird

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Wilson's Plover - NO

2013-08-03 Thread Carol Keeler
Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Brenda Best bestb...@me.com Date: August 3, 2013, 9:59:46 AM EDT To: Oneidabirds oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com Subject: [OneidaBirds] Wilson's Plover - NO Other than Killdeer (including two downy chicks), the only plover I could find in

[cayugabirds-l] Red Headed Woodpeckers

2013-08-25 Thread Carol Keeler
Just got back from Mays Point to photograph the woodpeckers. A baby was sitting its head out quite often. There were even some food exchanges. One time I caught the parent with two grapes. When I look at my images I may find insects too. The baby was most active between 9-10. You can only

[cayugabirds-l] Red Headed Woodpecker

2013-08-25 Thread Carol Keeler
The woodpeckers seem to feeding the babies both insects and berries. The parents certainly don't go to the hole with food as often as you would think they should. Of course, we don't know how many young they are feeding. Here's an image of a feeding. I hope to add more images later.

[cayugabirds-l] RHW

2013-08-30 Thread Carol Keeler
One of the babies has fledged. Seen being fed by parent. 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] Possible other RHW Nest

2013-08-31 Thread Carol Keeler
Yesterday while photographing the Red Headed Woodpeckers and young, my friend John Garofalo took and interesting picture which I would like people to look at and comment on. In the picture you will see a parent looking out of what we have believed to be the only nest hole. In a tree to the

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds

2013-09-17 Thread Carol Keeler
I hadn't seen any in weeks, then a couple showed up. Again, I haven't seen any in days, but I'm keeping my feeders up for those flying south and need a place to stop. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl identification

2013-12-11 Thread Carol Keeler
Thanks ! The information was very interesting, especially about the birth order partly determining the degree of whiteness or barring. Sent from my iPad On Dec 11, 2013, at 2:34 PM, John and Sue Gregoire k...@empacc.net wrote: Thought some would be interested in this presentation:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl location info

2013-12-28 Thread Carol Keeler
I found the Snowy on Martin Rd. today. I called the number for the Lott Farm and got no response. It may be because of the holidays. I also found the Snowy on Aunst Rd. on top of the gas well and another on 96a , again on a gas well. They were great for viewing,but too distant for

[cayugabirds-l] Martin Snowy

2014-01-13 Thread Carol Keeler
Since my phone would not send out the message until I got home, I didn't know if I should collect it or not. My friend, Diana Whiting, went to see it after I told her about it. She got ahold of Dave Kennedy, so she has collected the bird. It will be going to the Lab. Arrangements for that

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds

2014-03-08 Thread Carol Keeler
I had a spring treat early this morning. There were 3 Bluebirds squabbling over a nest box. There were two males for sure, but I could only find one female. There may have been another female that I couldn't find in those low light levels. My Bluebirds have to battle the House Sparrows for

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants

2014-03-12 Thread Carol Keeler
Had 4 Cowbirds yesterday. Just found 3 Grackles on the feeders. The Bluebirds have been here daily in the early morning. The feeders are busy as would be expected with this storm. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Harrier

2014-03-15 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a fly over from a male Northern Harrier! I haven't seen one in my neighborhood since a house was built on the lot next door, so maybe in 13 years. Last time I saw one locally it was on the polo field in Skaneateles in winter several years ago. It flew back across Rt. 20 to the farm

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