Re: [cayugabirds-l] ROBINS

2010-01-05 Thread Eben McLane
in these conditions--wind strengthening from the NW. I'd like to hear more about this, too. Eben McLane On Jan 5, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Susan Fast wrote: At 1615 this afternoon, I was driving down Dixon Rd. (N. of King Ferry), then turned west on Rafferty. I noticed a bunch of birds flying NORTH over the road

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga County roadside birds

2010-02-24 Thread Eben McLane
a lot harder for these birds as soon as this new snow storm hits. Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) 2

Re: [cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Tues 3/16

2010-03-16 Thread Eben McLane
Same high-flying flock (I assume) passed overhead here in Scipio around 3:30. Eben McLane On Mar 16, 2010, at 3:08 PM, Mark Chao wrote: Despite steady north winds at ground level, thousands of Snow Geese, of which about three percent are blue-morph, have been migrating high over northeast

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Am. Robin w/white head

2010-03-18 Thread Eben McLane
For about five years, I had a completely white-headed junco around my house. It disappeared a couple of years back--died, presumably. Does anyone know literature on song bird color variations, especially on color variations and reproduction? Eben McLane On Mar 18, 2010, at 5:22 PM, Mark

[cayugabirds-l] House sparrow @ nesting box

2010-04-01 Thread Eben McLane
simply removed the boxes until the HS went away, then replaced the boxes and found Bluebirds and swallows coming back to them later on. Any new insights? Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White throated sparrow campus

2010-04-23 Thread Eben McLane
move on, rehearsal donemy annual frustration. Eben McLane On Apr 23, 2010, at 1:03 PM, M K Mannella wrote: White throated sparrow two days in a row in the upper part of the azalea garden Sent from Michele's iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin stories

2011-04-12 Thread Eben McLane
Do any of you out there have observations or brief stories about urban or suburban Merlins nesting and/or hunting in the Finger Lakes region? Please send, off-list, to Thank you. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Owasco bald eagle

2011-04-28 Thread Eben Mclane
This AM saw an adult Bald Eagle lift a rabbit carcass off Owasco's west lake drive and fly off south. Any reports of nearby nests? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] odd Wood Thrush song

2011-06-20 Thread Eben McLane
am happens by Esker Brook, please listen for it and tell me what you think. Eben McLane Scipio, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Can we see migrating birds on weather radar?

2011-08-22 Thread Eben McLane
Can we see migrating birds on weather radar? I see lots of CNY clutter that isn't fog -- I always suspect birds during migration periods. I'm sure some one of you out there has a quick lesson in the use of weather radar to track migration. A short lesson for us all, please? Thanks. Eben

[cayugabirds-l] swallowing insects

2011-08-31 Thread Eben McLane
Watched hundreds of assorted swallows feeding for a couple of hours this afternoon over nearby fields and lawns here in Scipio Center. They paused occasionally to rest on overhead wires before resuming the feeding frenzy. Some tiny winged insects were swarming; I didn't get a good look at

[cayugabirds-l] Am. Robin behavior question

2011-10-12 Thread Eben McLane
the woodpeckers be to them at this time of year? Eben McLane Scipio -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] broken-winged grackle

2012-01-05 Thread Eben McLane
away. It's doing well enough for now with all the seed I put out, but I'm wondering what its chances are over the coming weeks, even months. Any insights? Eben McLane Scipio, NY 315-730-0908 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] feeder sparrows

2012-01-13 Thread Eben McLane
The quick snow drop in Cayuga County this morning (6 at my house) has brought sparrows to the feeders from all over: 5 Am. Tree; 4 White-throated; 2 Song, so far. Eben McLane Scipio, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Larks in Fleming (Cay. Co.)

2012-01-14 Thread Eben McLane
Sparrow??) -- the light was fading fast. Incidentally, this stretch of road, with open farmland on both sides, is a good place to see larks and buntings in winter, as well as N. Harriers most of the year. Eben McLane Scipio, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Robin!

2012-02-15 Thread Eben McLane
, right? Eben McLane Scipio, NY On Feb 15, 2012, at 8:55 AM, Carol Keeler wrote: 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

[cayugabirds-l] snow geese movement

2012-02-20 Thread Eben McLane
Owasco Lake 4:30 PM Monday: enormous flight of several thousand snow geese flying SW, low in the sky (heading where? to the fields before overnight stop on Cayuga Lake?); 8 PM : many, many more (by the sound of it) on central Owasco Lake. Eben McLane Scipio, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] more Snow Geese

2012-03-10 Thread Eben McLane
high in the sky, as if coming from a distance.) Eben McLane Scipio, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] WOODCOCK dancing

2012-02-24 Thread Eben McLane
I also heard a woodcock in the wind tonight, both wing-flight and ground call. This is a month earlier than my personal notes show over the last 13 years for where I live. Eben McLane Scipio, NY On Feb 24, 2012, at 6:37 PM, Nancy W Dickinson wrote: Hooray!!! I've just been out

Re: [cayugabirds-l] witnessed bird drama

2012-05-22 Thread Eben McLane
Wallace Stevens's poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird seems appropriate to this discussion, especially the following stanzas (out of XIII, of course): IV A man and a woman Are one. A man and a woman and a blackbird Are one. V I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or

[cayugabirds-l] Waxwings Tulip trees

2012-05-24 Thread Eben McLane
I've been aware of flocks of Cedar Waxwings apparently feeding on tulip tree flowers. Never noticed this before and didn't know that the nectar was particularly sweet (bees don't seem very interested, anyway.) Perhaps a silly question, but is this common CW feeding this time of year? Eben

[cayugabirds-l] Robin vocalization in the heat

2012-06-23 Thread Eben McLane
and was accompanied by significant heaving of the bird's body. Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Owasco Snow Geese

2012-12-01 Thread Eben McLane
Guess someone from Owasco Lake should chime in: there are two separate and relatively small rafts of Snow Geese on the water now, one at the far north end, another a mile or so to the south. Total count might be 300 - 400. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 100+ Redpolls-for a minute

2013-01-09 Thread Eben McLane
), with slower movement during midday (10:00–15:00: 5 m/min; Wallace 1970). As flock size increases, so does rate of movement (Morse 1970). Eben McLane On Jan 9, 2013, at 9:52 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: Hi Laura, When gathered in large flocks they actually strike me as being _more_

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Baltimore Oriole

2013-05-08 Thread Eben McLane
Must be the rain? A number of returning migrants (Balt. and Orchard O., Wood Thrush and Veery, and some warblers) arrived at my house last week, sang briefly then fell silent until this morning. Now they're all singing' in the rain. Eben McLane On May 8, 2013, at 1:35 PM, Carol Keeler carolk

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinal song?

2013-05-17 Thread Eben McLane
Is the song you're describing anything like LNS #107306 at Macaulay Library? Eben McLane On May 17, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Suan Hsi Yong wrote: On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Asher Hockett wrote: Yesterday I heard a song, a thrice repeated ascending arpeggio

[cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-29 Thread Eben McLane
, and even the entire lake is frozen over this year, as are the waterfall tributaries.) Do birds “drink” snow in some way? I’d be grateful for information about this. Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2014-03-29 Thread Eben McLane
not familiar with the crop rotation scheme on this field, but when it’s planted for corn there usually aren’t cranes around, as far as I can tell. Not sure why. Eben McLane On Mar 29, 2014, at 4:03 PM, Charles Randolph wrote: About 2:45 today, two SANDHILL CRANES walking

[cayugabirds-l] question re: feeders and migration

2014-05-09 Thread Eben McLane
disappear. In summer, I see the latter two species in habitats not much different from the land right around my house. So, I’m a little confused. Any thoughts? Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] orange-eaters

2014-05-13 Thread Eben McLane
I’ve noted recently that orange-halves on the porch railing for orioles were disappearing — not just pushed off the railing into the grass below. I assumed crows. But this afternoon I came across one of the oranges impaled on a hawthorn spike near the forrest edge, and I later saw a female

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Com Nighthawks over Sapsucker Woods

2014-08-19 Thread Eben McLane
2 Common Nighthawks this evening here OOB just above Owasco Lake. Beautiful sounds. On Aug 19, 2014, at 8:54 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg wrote: In addition to the very large number Chris Wood just reported, I had another single COMMON NIGHTHAWK fly over my house about 7:30 this

[cayugabirds-l] OOB - Owasco

2015-01-21 Thread Eben McLane
will change, as the eagle locates new hunting grounds farther up or down the shore. Anyway, three successive days of just driving by and seeing an eagle in action is a treat. Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 15 Tundra Swans at Taughannock SP this afternoon

2015-02-11 Thread Eben McLane
Owasco Lake has frozen over, essentially. Owasco has had the largest number of Tundra Swans (hundreds) I’ve ever seen along the west lake shore, but now most are gone — most likely flown over to Cayuga Lake. There are still small pockets of open water along Owasco’s west shore, north of the

[cayugabirds-l] OOB Owasco Bald Eagle hunting

2016-02-11 Thread Eben McLane
interesting to witness. Eben McLane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] correction

2016-12-13 Thread Eben McLane
Monthly LTD benefit from Wells’ insurer is $2,835.10 — I was reading the wrong line on the form they sent…. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Free Audubon Guide (not the app)

2017-03-22 Thread Eben McLane
This is an interesting site, Peter. I suggest consulting it in conjunction with a site like , which has more information connected to modeled shifts in habitat types. Habitat change will come on us more slowly than

[cayugabirds-l] radar/migration

2017-07-25 Thread Eben McLane
I don’t have a sophisticated knowledge of Dopler radar images/patterns, but it seems to me from poking around NOAA radar just now that there are familiar signatures of bird migration in the midwest and the south. Are more experienced people on this list picking up signs of migration? Seems a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock Peenting

2018-02-25 Thread Eben McLane
OOB: woodcock also in Owasco basin. Very Early. On Feb 25, 2018 6:41 PM, "Ken Haas" wrote: > Yesterday, Dave Nutter was riding with me as we participated in Suan’s CBC > field trip around the lake. Great trip, by the way many thanks to Suan and > others. Dave suggested that I