[cayugabirds-l] Redhead female with white spots/flecks

2015-01-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today about 11:00 AM until ~1 PM on Cayuga Lake by Lansing Station Road (#s 535 to 700), Lansing, there were 3-4 small (ranging from 50-200 birds each) rafts (a few hundred feet apart) of Redheads moving back and forth, accompanied by 5 Tundra Swans, several Canada Geese, Mallards, and a pair

[cayugabirds-l] Longspurs, H. Larks, S Buntings

2015-02-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At 2 PM Wednesday, I went to Belltown Dairy farm on Mahaney Rd., at very south end of Cayuga County / border with Tompkins County (Mahaney = Davis rd. in T. Co.). Take Lansing/Genoa Town Rd. off NY Rt. 34B. Mahaney Rd. is about a mile and a half east of 34 B. I saw the HORNED LARKS, SNOW

[cayugabirds-l] correction on Snowy Owls?

2015-02-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Of Donna Lee Scott Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 9:27 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Snowy Owls? Friends who live on the north end of Scofield Rd., Lansing, where we have all seen the Short Eared Owls, are fairly sure that Rick saw 2 SNOWY OWLS flying over the fields

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Snowy Owls?

2015-02-16 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Friends who live on the north end of Scofield Rd., Lansing, where we have all seen the Short Eared Owls, are fairly sure that Rick saw 2 SNOWY OWLS flying over the fields on Saturday before the storm. It was late afternoon. I asked them to compare Snowy Owls with Short Eared Owls. Their

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake ice

2015-02-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
This link to the ice article does not seem to work. Donna L. Scott From: bounce-118832291-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118832291-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Laurie Roe Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 8:18 AM To: John and Sue Gregoire Cc: Jay McGowan; CAYUGABIRDS-L

[cayugabirds-l] eagle's prey question

2015-01-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
? Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road From: bounce-118751064-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118751064-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Donna Lee Scott Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:10 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Patriotic Yard Birds Dawdling

[cayugabirds-l] Patriotic Yard Birds

2015-01-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Dawdling at the breakfast table after chores has its rewards here by the lake! First I was treated to a nice flotilla of REDHEADS and their CA GEESE and MALLARD groupies swimming and diving back and forth. Then I had a rarer treat: First, 2 BALD EAGLES, an adult and probably a 2nd year juvenile

RE: [cayugabirds-l] NORTHERN FLICKER and PILEATED WOODPECKER

2015-02-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sally’s usually not seeing NO. FLICKERS by the west shore of the lake is interesting to me, since I have Flickers here on the east shore of Cayuga Lake/Lansing all the time in the warmer months, as well as Pileated Woodpeckers, which I see in winter, too. I get to compare what Dave Nutter calls

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren, Aythyas

2015-02-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have seen at least one of my usual two CAROLINA WRENS here by Cayuga Lake today, while counting for the GBBC. Also, lots of other usual feeder birds, including 5 PINE SISKINS, as well as a small raft of Aythyas - REDHEADS, CANVASBACK, SCAUP SP, RINGNECKED DUCKS, plus COMMON MERGS., HERRING

[cayugabirds-l] Red Winged Blackbird

2015-03-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Enjoying my FOY lone male RED WINGED BLACKBIRD feeding on ground here in Lansing. Very dark black with red yellow epaulets. I listened around North Lansing in suitable habitats for Woodcocks last evening, but none heard. Donna Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Serendipitous observations

2015-03-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I think Liz Brown's observation of her goat and a raven interacting deserves an A+ rating too! Even tho she doesn't carry a camera while feeding the livestock. Donna L. Scott Lansing From: bounce-118963948-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118963948-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf

[cayugabirds-l] Sunny Thursday birds

2015-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I started out from my house by driving along Lansing Sta. and Bill Geo. Rds. Mostly gulls and Aythas seen on lake. Saw some perky GOLDENEYE males doing courtship displays! On Sweazey Rd. near the Cornell Small Fruits Orchard building by the road, I found a pair of gorgeous BLUEBIRDS exploring

[cayugabirds-l] Black birds on Lans Stat Rd

2015-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have had only a couple male RED WINGED BLACKBIRDS feeding on the ground in front yard, until early this morning when a blizzard of blackbirds landed out back under the feeders there. The feeders needed filling, so I ran out and scattered new seed on the ground and filled the hanging feeders.

[cayugabirds-l] 2 more new birds/LOTS Red Winged BLs

2015-03-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On Lansing Station Rd.: Female BROWN HEADED COWBIRD SONG SPARROW The big flock of RED WINGED BLACKBIRDS continues alternating front and back yard feeding areas. Since the birds are quite close to me, I can see a lot of plumage detail among the RWBLs. It has been fun looking at the different

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Crows, Eagle

2015-03-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Two times here I have seen what I think are “my” resident Crows flying very close to and harassing an immature Bald Eagle perched in one of my trees on the cliff overlooking the lake. Donna Scott Lansing, From: bounce-118980691-15001...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins other 2s

2015-03-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 PINE SISKINS at my feeders this morning, along with 2 C. GRACKLES, 2 B.C. CHICKADEES, 2 HOUSE FINCHES (female), 2 SONG SPARROWS (pair?), 2 WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCHES, 2 BLUE JAYS, 2 BROWN HEADED COWBIRDS, many RED WINGED BLACKBIRDS, including 3-4 females, many GOLDFINCHES CARDINALS, as well

[cayugabirds-l] Birds and Ice on Cayuga Lake

2015-03-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday (3/4/15) I drove from the NYS Thruway down the east side of Cayuga Lake to my house at Lansing Station Rd, Lansing. Saw my FOY ROUGH LEGGED HAWK on NY Rt. 318, near US Rt. 20. Female, I think. The iced over Seneca River had open water in one little spot on River Road near Mud Lock

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2015-03-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Beautiful FOX SPARROW (FOY) eating bird seed on ground under Spruce tree in my front yard near dusk this evening, along with 7 female N. CARDINALS at least 4 male Cardinals, a SONG SPARROW, a few D.E. JUNCOS, 6 male RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS. Several SNOW GEESE flocks seen earlier on walk down

RE:[cayugabirds-l] loons and Broad-wings

2015-04-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I just saw 4 C. LOONS all at once in my field of view (binocs) here at the lake. Then they were calling a lot, standing up and flapping wings, diving and coming up farther away. Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing From: bounce-119084040-15001...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrashers

2015-04-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 BROWN THRASHER yard birds! Last year I had here 3 Brown Thrashers - I presumed they were a parent and 2 juveniles, hanging around the road edge and eating the bird food I put on the ground in my front yard each day (I have the fattest squirrels in the county). Today, 2 Brown Thrashers were

RE: [cayugabirds-l] White Throated Sparrows

2015-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I finally have 2 WHITE THROATED SPARROWS in my yard (FOY), too. Calling Oh Canada, Canada, Canada! Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -Original Message- From: bounce-119118665-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-119118665-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of

[cayugabirds-l] Solitary not Spotted Sandpiper

2015-05-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On Bone Plain Rd., W. Dryden, yesterday, at Pete's Tires. I meant to type SOLITARY SANDPIPER on the little mud flat, not Spotted Sandpiper, but all those spots on its back caused a big typo in my mind. Donna L. Scott Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Bone Plain Rd Birds

2015-04-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Not only do I get car repair out in the sticks of North Lansing, I get my tires at Pete's Tires on Bone Plain Rd., near Sheldon Rd. in rural West Dryden. The company is owned by a friend/neighbor of mine and her brother, and is located on their father's former farm, which is now fallow and hosts

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush and others

2015-05-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
New arrivals this weekend at Lansing Station Rd, Lansing (FOY): BALTIMORE ORIOLE YELLOW WARBLER GRAY CATBIRDS (2) And just this morning for 1st time, I heard my usual WOOD THRUSH singing at dawn in my woods across the road from house. C. LOONS still calling on lake, and yesterday a BROWN

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird! Orioles

2015-05-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
BALTIMORE ORIOLES seen on Lansing Station Rd. near #457, saw one eating Cottonwood Tree buds and catkins, heard two others nearby. A male RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD just showed up at my feeder and took several long drinks! Donna Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Birding Ford Hill Rd

2015-04-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
In Lansing, this morning, while my car was being repaired at Snyder's Repair Shop on Ford Hill Rd (excellent place, specializes in foreign cars, great waiting room with bird feeders over garden outside). Ford Hill Rd. is a little dead-end off Lansingville Rd. just north of intersection with

[cayugabirds-l] Birding continued

2015-04-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
After posting my SANDHILL CRANE find, I took a last look, drove forward on McAllister Rd, and discovered that past the house with green door, and a small bunch of trees and bushes, the road made a 90 degree-angled left turn which brought me to a different view of the undulating corn field

RE:[cayugabirds-l] equine hummingbird - is this legit?

2015-06-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I am suspicious of emails with no message in the body and with a link to a website. So, I will not open this one. Betsy, if this is really you, please send a brief message with it. Donna Scott Lansing From: bounce-119404311-15001...@list.cornell.edu

RE: [cayugabirds-l] equine hummingbird - is this legit?

2015-06-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Very cute! Thanks all. Donna Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY 14882 From: Pete M. Marchetto Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:50 AM To: Donna Lee Scott Cc: Betsy Darlington; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] equine hummingbird - is this legit? It’s just a link

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeaks others

2015-07-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have immature ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAKS and parents here at my feeders in backyard! Earlier this week I finally got to SEE two of the WOOD THRUSHES who regularly sing in my woods across the street, as well as the BROWN THRASHER who runs up and down the road/grassy-shoulder edge looking like a

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Kingbird baby

2015-07-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
The only phone # I could readily find online for Lab of O is 800-843-2473. Donna L. Scott Lansing From: bounce-119465570-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-119465570-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Nancy Cusumano Sent: Monday, July 20, 2015 9:52 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject:

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Some of my animals and I have all had multiple ticks on us in the last 2 weeks, after a summer of relative freedom from them. I am a tick magnet and had 3 on my levis yesterday, then one trying to embed in my thigh, later! Ick! Donna Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -Original

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Loon fallout

2015-10-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I had breakfast on my beach house deck this morning and saw ~ 6 Loons out there. Must be more of them are up north of Lansing. In years past, in November, I have seen 80 – 100 offshore here, calling and “dog barking”! Donna Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY From:

[cayugabirds-l] yes Waterfowl hunting at Salt Pt

2015-11-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sorry Marie and others, But hunting is allowed for both waterfowl and deer (!) at Salt Point. Salt Point is a NYS DEC "wildlife management area" therefore these activities, as well as all the other activities such as hiking, paddling, and birding there are legal - in season. Town of Lansing

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin/finches_begging fledglings

2015-07-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
After not being here for a while, my GOLD FINCHES started showing up to eat sunflower seeds and nyjer seeds again. Maybe this corresponds with nesting? No Siskins seen. I am still feeding birds at my deck and back yard feeders and one sunflower feeder out front. I can easily see many of the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2015-07-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Possibly an American Redstart female? Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing Carol Keeler wrote: Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:32 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin ...I had a Goldfinch sized bird that I only saw from the back. It was distinctive because it's outer

[cayugabirds-l] Pipits @ Salt Pt + others; Ravens

2016-01-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I met Suan at Salt Point after his Pipit post below. He said there were 7 AMERICAN PIPITS according to his heat sensing device/screen, and that they are very hard to see against the dull colored lake-bed rocks on the shore edge. I later saw one on the north side near the point. Never found the

[cayugabirds-l] after CBC Sodus Bay Trip

2016-01-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Late in the afternoon, after the excellent field trip to Sodus Bay area (where at Beechwood State Park we also saw a ruin of an interesting, small, red-sandstone cobblestone cottage, close up), one carload of us (Jae Sullivan, who drove, Becky Hansen, Donna Scott and Roberta __) went first to

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2016-02-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I am happy to report that I just saw 2 PINE SISKINs in with my ~60 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHes, ~ 30 MOURNING DOVEs, 15 DARK EYED JUNCOs and ~6 HOUSE FINCHes, along with a few BC CHICKADEEs, TUFTED TITMOUSE, NORTHERN CARDINALs and WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCHes. Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing,

[cayugabirds-l] OT Salt point talk

2016-02-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Off topic, but see below: of interest to Cayuga Bird Club members and others who bird at Salt Point. Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing From: saltpo...@googlegroups.com [mailto:saltpo...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Robert Rieger Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:10 PM To:

[cayugabirds-l] Dave N's Fox Sparrow /filling bird feeders

2016-01-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Instead of Johnny Appleseed, we could have the legendary "Davey Birdseed" who travels around filling people's empty bird feeders! Donna Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing -Original Message- From: bounce-120080486-15001...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] "The Birds" in NW Lansing

2016-01-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I don't have 1000s as with Bill Mcaneny's E. Starlings, but regularly now, since it has gotten winter cold, I have at my feeders and food on the ground 60-70 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHes and about 35 or more MOURNING DOVES, as well as the other usual suspects at feeders (in fewer numbers). Along with

[cayugabirds-l] 12 more needed: Special Film - Audubon: The Film

2016-03-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
12 more of you need to purchase your tickets for the Audubon film next week, for this event to happen. See below. Donna L. Scott Lansing From: bounce-120246106-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120246106-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marc Devokaitis Sent: Tuesday, March 08,

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Cornell publication for help with time to mow fields

2016-03-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I just skimmed the Cornell Cooperative Extension publication "Hayfield Management and Grassland Bird Conservation" and I respectfully disagree with Geo that it is mostly impractical for a person in the hay farming business. It provides a discussion of the current research on the nutritional

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Western tanager still here

2016-03-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At 4 PM yesterday (thur.) Dave Fitch (from Liverpool) and I found the WESTERN TANAGER in a tall Wee Stinky Glen tree close to the sidewalk that runs between the creek and the berm over the campus store. It was eating a lot of dull orange dried fruit in the tree. I don't think that tall a tree

[cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager still there?

2016-03-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Please post to list if you have seen the Western Tanager at Day Hall/Cornell Store today (3/16/16) or yesterday. A friend from Syracuse wants to come see it. Thanks, Donna Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE:[cayugabirds-l] help determining the time to mow fields

2016-03-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While I can understand why Michael wants to keep the conversation with the livestock person off the list, I think it would benefit many of us if we knew what are the recommendations are for when is the best time to mow hay or grass fields with regard to protecting nesting grassland birds and

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Woodcock

2016-03-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Returning at dark dusk from Central NY's BEST Friday night fish fry and tartar sauce (really! - Linda's Diner, North Lansing on Rt. 34 at corner of Locke Rd., ho hum salad, but fish is great, including if you ask for it broiled; good desserts, too), I decided to stop along Algerine Road down

[cayugabirds-l] RB Mergs/Swamp Sparrow

2016-04-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At ~ noon, 9 RED BREASTED MERGANSERS , 5 males, 4 females, swimming against the wind on Cayuga Lake. And among feeder birds, a SWAMP SPARROW on ground out front - right next to a resplendent WHITE THROATED SPARROW; nice they were together to see size comparison. Donna Donna L. Scott 535

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlarks/flickers

2016-04-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Across from vicinity of 64 Sweazey Rd, Lansing, about 3:30 pm, I saw 3 E. MEADOWLARKS & 3 N. FLICKERS (2 female, 1 male), along with 2 A. ROBINS (pair), foraging in the open grass where the sun had melted the snow! I had 23 species at my bird food/feeders on snowy Monday, yesterday, with a

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2016-03-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At about 6 PM, I looked up from my dinner to see on the outside deck rail 9 feet away, a CHIPPING SPARROW wolfing down bird seed. FOY in my yard. Donna Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE: [cayugabirds-l] More Siskins/B Eagle

2016-03-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have had 2 PINE SISKINS in with my many A. GOLDFINCHES here at my feeders over the last 2 months or so. The siskins more or less stick together and many days I do not see them. Also, along with all my usual feeder birds, I saw a juvenile BALD EAGLE soaring around and then perching on my

[cayugabirds-l] Kinglet

2016-03-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLET showing his gold head patch as he foraged around a cedar tree near 395 Lansing Station Rd., Lansing, half hour ago. Donna Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager at Day Hall Cornell

2016-03-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My posted message from 4 PM seems to have been lost in cyberspace... Around 4 PM today (Sun.) I and others (Sandy, Bruce) got good looks at the WESTERN TANAGER in areas around the west side of Day Hall on the Cornell Campus. The bird: sat in a short tree by the SW door of Day Hall, flew a few

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finches/poss white bodied TV

2016-04-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 gorgeous male PURPLE FINCHES at my backyard feeders just now! Have seen one there for a few days. Also, with all the reports of birds with unusual white feathers lately, here is another: a new student in SFO who is a beginning birder, phoned me yesterday to report that she thinks she saw on

[cayugabirds-l] female RWBB

2016-04-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Female RED WINGED BLACKBIRD in with about 10 males in my yard. Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] WOOD THRUSH

2016-04-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Is back in my woods this morning, singing E-OH-Lay, right on schedule. He joins the gaily singing BROWN THRASHER, who is sitting high in a cottonwood tree. Donna Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE: [cayugabirds-l] White-thr. Sparrows/Thrasher/Towhee/loons

2016-04-26 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I had 6 WHITE THROATED SPARROWS in front yard, on-ground bird seed area, yesterday. Hear them in woods around here every day and see some every day. Also, BROWN THRASHER has visited the ground food. This morning on the woods side of the house I heard a joyous EASTERN TOWHEE drinking his

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2016-04-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Me too! He was sitting high in a tree overlooking all my backyard feeders. Hope he will fly down soon to eat. Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY From: bounce-120426075-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120426075-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Leigh Stivers

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2016-04-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
After not having any for a few weeks, today I just saw at least 7 PINE SISKINS at my feeders with all the A. GOLDFINCHES. Also, am enjoying hearing and seeing WHITE THROATED SPARROWS one ground food and in woods nearby. Still seeing and hearing C. LOONS on Cayuga Lake. Donna Donna L. Scott 535

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Duck nest boxes at Mill Pond

2016-05-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
It sounds like those duck boxes are also way too close together, and too close to the benches, which the ducks don’t like. - Donna Scott [Fritzie B. wrote: I'm presuming the scout who put the benches & cut out a path along the south side of Mill pond is the one who, a couple wks. ago, put up 3

[cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles & clementines/jelly

2016-05-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today, I saw one of "my" 4 B. Orioles eating from a clementine half that I had stuck onto a tree branch; I broke off the growing point of a branch that is a little less than 1/4" in diameter and stuck the clementine on it far up enough that the bird could perch on the little branch while

[cayugabirds-l] my patch today

2016-05-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Morning started off with loud tremolos and other calls from 2 COMMON LOONS close by on Cayuga Lake! Later on the beach I saw one of them preening on the water with its long black foot sticking out behind its tail; then it stood up in the water and vigorously flapped its wings. A walk thru my

[cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatchers SSW

2016-05-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
In Sapsucker Woods/Woodleton Boardwalk area, yesterday 5/12/16. I heard at least 3 GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS all around me and saw one a few times. Then while looking for Barred Owls on woods part of Wilson Trail, no owls, but I found 2 WOOD THRUSHES on the ground, for good looks, as well as

[cayugabirds-l] colorful yard birds

2016-05-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
...here this morning. Pair of B. ORIOLES eating oranges, BLACK THROATED GREEN & YELLOW WARBLERS calling. INDIGO BUNTING male perched in Red Oak tree contemplating a bird feeder below, which it then visited. Added to the usual visitors, A. GOLDFINCHES, BLUE JAYS, N. CARDINAL pairs, and CAROLINA

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing Station Rd birds

2016-05-17 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I continue to hear WOOD THRUSHES singing in the woods up and down the road. WHITE THROATED SPARROW heard in trees yesterday (Monday). Warblers are mainly YELLOW, YELLOW RUMPED, & AMERICAN REDSTART. RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS are here at feeder while the GRAY CATBIRDS & BLUE JAYS, along with the

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Fort Drum

2016-06-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
In the distant past of my life, I had occasion to spend time on several Army bases in the south. Indeed, many US military bases hold vast amounts of relatively un-used, un-manicured land and are therefore good places to find a lot of varied wildlife and many bird species. Unfortunately, there

[cayugabirds-l] turtle digging on Sapsucker Woods Rd

2016-06-02 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Last year as I drove on Sapsucker Wd. Rd. from Rt. 13 to the SSW Visitor parking lot, just before the turn into parking area, on the east side of road, I spied a small snapping turtle ambling away from an excavated pile of gravely soil at the road edge. I assumed it was a nest of eggs in the

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Father's Day birds

2016-06-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Father Downy Woodpecker is feeding his begging baby at my eye level in the tree outside my big screen porch. I have at least 3, if not 4 Brown Thrashers cavorting in the front yard, dust bathing and maybe "anting" on the road shoulder - probably the father is there with some young and their

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Loon on Cayuga Lake

2016-07-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I saw a lone Loon on Cayuga Lake by Lansing Station Rd. July 3 while peddling around on my pontoon bicycle. I was able to get a good close look at it; it didn't seem to know what I was on that contraption and let me get fairly close. Donna Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY From:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While arriving at CLO for Wed. evening lecture of Spring Field Ornithology class in spring, I attempted to go to the main entrance by walking under the overhanging eaves of the building, when a very aggressive gander ran out and chased me all the way around to the main stonewall walkway !

[cayugabirds-l] blessedly quiet morning...

2016-07-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
...on rural Lansing Station Rd by Cayuga Lake. Mostly nature sounds and no lake-enhanced human voices, lawn mowers or motor boats, as I enjoy my coffee on the screened part of the back deck that is surrounded by huge oak branches! It is truly a tree house. The local Common Loon uttered its

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

2017-02-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Lotsa Robins this winter! I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1, Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird count. Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally. Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and ditches. Donna

[cayugabirds-l] Ring-necked Ducks

2017-02-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Flock of at least 30 handsome male & female RING-NECKED DUCKS with a few MALLARD companions gliding by lakeshore a few minutes ago. Couldn't see all to count well, due to some below cliff where I couldn't see them from house. Donna Scott Lansing/E. shore Cayuga L Sent from my iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker/ grapes

2017-01-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
As I walked south from my place an hour ago, I heard what I thought was the call of a Northern Flicker. When I finally located the bird, it was a female PILEATED WOODPECKER quietly calling while flapping awkwardly, trying to hang onto flimsy grape vines while eating the wild grapes! The call

[cayugabirds-l] Short eared owl

2017-01-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Having been unable to attend CBC field trip Sat morn, I was able to drive around N Lansing/S Cay. County looking for larks & buntings etc. late afternoon Sat. Mostly struck out, seeing only a couple RT Hawks, a few CA Geese & 1 MODO! (& a few chickens). At dusk I ended up well east of Aurora

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl

2017-01-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sometimes in the Cypress woods of Corkscrew Audubon Swamp in S. Florida we see Barred Owls active during daylight. Their calls echo thru the woods. Last time there were 4 Barred Owls. It is fun to show them to others in my scope, along the boardwalk. Sometimes they're so close to b'walk you

[cayugabirds-l] Morning birds/injured RT

2017-02-20 Thread Donna Lee Scott
250-ish Snow Geese in raft on lake Immature Bald Eagle fly by. 2 N. Flickers calling from opposite sides of yard Usual suspects at feeders Lots of bird song early Sadly, after day of good birding at Salt Pt & inland up north, yesterday, my neighbor alerted me to injured Red Tailed Hawk he

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2017-02-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
On Indian field rd ~2 miles north of rt. 90 Donna Scott 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] Snowy owl

2017-02-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
42•43'8"N. 76•33'55"W South from jct. w poplar ridge rd. North of road which is north of jct. w Ledyard rd. & Indian Field Rd. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2017-02-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Sitting on ground, East side of rd at jct. of dry yellow grass & green weedy corn stubble. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Geese

2017-02-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday several large vees of both Snow Geese and Canada Geese flew north over the east shore of Cayuga Lake, quite high in the sky. Many geese in one Snow group were dark in color Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Red Winged Blackbird

2017-02-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
First one I have seen here on Lansing Station Rd. Male feeding on ground bird seed. Donna Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2017-01-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Stahl Rd. Near Seybolt, Looking between red farm bldgs. & white wire-fenced small field, on single upright black trunk , left side of Y shape on tree. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] N. Shrike

2017-01-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Now on Canoga Rd. Just West of where it joins Seybolt Rd. Near Finger Lakes airport near Seneca Falls. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant migrating Blue Jays

2016-09-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Since mid September I have had large flocks of Blue Jays in my yard, and flying over in large numbers. Eating all my bird seed! Donna Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -Original Message- From: bounce-120843916-15001...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Common Loons etc

2016-10-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
11-12 in middle of Cayuga Lake just off my shore here in Lansing. More north and south. Can hear much "hooting" from them. To me it sounds like squeaky, high-pitched dog barks. They were joined by lots of Ring Billed Gulls, a few Herring Gulls, and a couple DC Cormorants hoping to steal fish

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Larks

2016-11-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
About 6 far out in plowed field on Powers Rd. Off Lake Ridge Rd. ~1/2 mile from intersection, north side of Powers. Cayuga County Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] More Horned Larks

2016-11-05 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Found a couple miles north of first batch. At least 55 in plowed down corn field in 700 block Lake Rd, on right going north, just north of "Ferry Tales" house, which is north of King Ferry Winery. No Lapland Longspurs that I could see. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/B Jays

2016-10-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
The level of "nectar" in my Hummingbird feeder has been going down and today I saw a female Hummingbird feeding for a while. Don't take down your feeder yet! I continue to have 15-20 Blue Jays cleaning out my feeders. I hear Common Loons on Cayuga Lake. Had a Brown Creeper in my woods uphill

[cayugabirds-l] White Winged Scoter

2016-10-23 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Seen half hour ago off shore here at Lansing Station Rd. Lone male, but hung out with a Black Duck for a little while. It was swimming for several minutes, then took off flying north. Not able to re-find it, so it probably kept flying north. Nice yard bird! Donna Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing

[cayugabirds-l] Red Breasted Nuthatch

2016-11-01 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I was delighted to see at least one RED BREASTED NUTHATCH at my feeder areas for the last two days! I usually have only White Breasted Nuthatches all thru the warm season, but sometimes see RB Nuthatches in fall and winter. Donna Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY East Shore, Cayuga Lake

[cayugabirds-l] Huge B Eagle sculpture at MNWR

2016-10-15 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Last night a weekly WCNY-PBS TV show called Insight that originates in Syracuse featured the artist who made the huge new Bald Eagle Sculp that faces the NYS Thruway, near the end of Wildlife Drive (which it said had been raised three feet, as many of us have seen). Sculp is next to the new

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2016-12-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
A small flock of calling SNOW GEESE flew over my house heading NW about 8:30 am. Donna Scott Lansing by Cayuga Lake Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Headed Cowbirds

2016-12-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
9 at my feeders. 4 females, 5 males Donna Scott NW Lansing 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] A Crow flight

2016-12-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
For almost 25 minutes that I have been here, a steady flow of AMERICAN CROWS are flying over South Lansing from NE to somewhat SW over East Shore Drive. They are coming from North Lansing at least. I am now on Conlon rd north of rt. 34B/ Ridge Rd. and see some crows stopping briefly in a line of

[cayugabirds-l] Birds on Lansing Station Rd

2016-12-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
2 PINE SISKINS along with many AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, HOUSE FINCHES, D.E. JUNCOS, B.C. CHICKADEES. 4 TUFTED TITMOUSE, 2 AMER. TREE SPARROWS, a few WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCHES, DOWNY WOODPECKERS, HOUSE SPARROWS, & BLUE JAYS. 1 each HAIRY & RED BELLIED WOODPECKERS. The usual family of 6 AMER. CROWS.

[cayugabirds-l] Cedar Waxwings

2016-11-30 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Flock of about 76 in tall trees near brown house at corner Lansing Station Rd & Algerine Rd. In Lansing. 1/2 Just flew south. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican

2016-12-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Flew away to south about 10 AM. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone On Dec 4, 2016, at 8:11 AM, Matthew Medler > wrote: The American White Pelican is still present in Ithaca this morning (4 Dec 2016). At 7:45 am, it was back on the red lighthouse jetty.

[cayugabirds-l] RB Nuthatch in hand

2016-12-31 Thread Donna Lee Scott
As I scattered bird food along my deck railing, I noticed a RED BREASTED NUTHATCH pecking bark butter in my hanging drilled log. It didn't leave, so thinking it might be like some I hand feed in Algonquin Prov. Park, I held out mixed seeds on my palm. RB soon flew to my hand & selected a peanut!

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