[cayugabirds-l] Morning Flyers

2012-08-14 Thread Ellen Haith
When I was out with the dogs at 7 a.m., on the west side of the lake - Elm Beach Road - there were hundreds of small birds flying south along the lakefront, NOT in any formation but scattered so that I could see perhaps 25 at a time about 30 feet overhead. Silhouetted against the grey cloudcover,

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds

2012-09-06 Thread Ellen Haith
We still have hummingbirds at our two feeders on Elm Beach Road, W side of Cayuga Lake, and I've seen them at another feeder down the road. Curiously, we have only females, which has been true for years. There MUST be males out there but they seem self-sufficient. And the hummers at the Lab ,

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2012-09-08 Thread Ellen Haith
Juvenile Bald Eagle circling in a generally northward direction at 10:05 a.m.this morning. As s/he moved farther north s/he was harassed by a lone gull; the gull didn't seem serious and the eagle ignored the far-misses. A neighbor reports having seen an adult Bald Eagle just north of Blue Heron

[cayugabirds-l] Currently

2012-09-13 Thread Ellen Haith
Lone Herring Gull and Greater Black-backed Gull hanging out with the Ring-billed Gulls on Elm Beach Road spit right now. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Repeat Visitor

2013-02-02 Thread Ellen Haith
For the second Saturday morning in a row, I have had a Cooper's Hawk in the back yard. Last week s/he simply did a fly-by, but this morning s/he lit in the Blue Spruce and had a good look around. All the feeder birds had fled, so no breakfast was had by the interloper and I got a decent look at

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Heavy migration

2013-03-10 Thread Ellen Haith
Similar numbers of Canadas over Trumansburg, no doubt enjoying the south tail wind! On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm m...@roosterhillfarm.com wrote: Millions! Canadas and snows! RWBB flying at lower levels. Saw something kind of cool this morning - huge flock of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Point and Dewitt Middle School.

2013-05-23 Thread Ellen Haith
Solitary adult Mute Swan cruising majestically north, close to shore along Elm Beach, Town of Romulus. Uninterested in local Mallards and two female Common Mergansers onshore. On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Tilden Chao tildenc...@gmail.com wrote: Today, May 23, my dad and I went

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More possible ospreys

2014-04-23 Thread Ellen Haith
Yes, there was an Osprey nest there last summer, which we were able to observe during nest season - but only in passing! I have not been that far north on 89 as yet this spring. On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 7:17 AM, Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu wrote: I was also told that last year there was an

Re: [cayugabirds-l] By lake

2014-05-01 Thread Ellen Haith
My morning encounters: one Pileated Woodpecker, three Flickers, a pair of Loons and another of Buffleheads, a Red Fox and a Green Frog! On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Donna Scott dls...@me.com wrote: Here by Cayuga in Lansing a brief walk to the shore yielded a magnificent pr. of Pileated

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Grebe vs Bullhead

2014-05-07 Thread Ellen Haith
Off Elm Beach this morning, west side of Cayuga Lake, a pod of Buffleheads - two males and six females - fishing in a leisurely manner as they drift south. Another pair hanging around in front of the cottage. Our 'flock' of Rough-Winged Swallows seems marginally larger this year, despite the

[cayugabirds-l] Juvi Bird -HELP

2014-07-06 Thread Ellen Haith
A friend has had a fledged but still very young bird on her patio since early morning. S/he keeps calling for parental guidance/food -to no avail. If my friend were to feed the bird, what would be appropriate? She believes it is an Eastern Kingbird or something similar. Short but very sharp bill!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagles, Red-headed Woodpeckers, dowitchers

2014-07-07 Thread Ellen Haith
Re: Dave's post of last evening, we have seen a juvenile Bald Eagle along Elm Beach Road since early May. The heavy rains washed a large tree down one of the creeks, and s/he has been visiting that occasionally. When finished with his-or-her check of the neighborhood, s/he heads south. We have

[cayugabirds-l] Sighting

2014-07-28 Thread Ellen Haith
A pair of Caspian Terns riding out the rain on a jetty of rocks off Elm Beach Road, town of Romulus. They've been around for a few weeks but we really have a great view right now. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Caspians

2014-07-28 Thread Ellen Haith
There are now four on the same rock bar... -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Another Hawk Tale

2015-01-24 Thread Ellen Haith
Shortly after noon, a juvenile Sharpie took a couple of runs through our small back yard, doubtless trying to catch an unaware bird at or near the feeders. No luck this time, but I'm intrigued at and delighted by the recent raptor activity! Perhaps it's due to the loss of several outdoor cats

Re:[cayugabirds-l] In My Neighborhood

2015-01-22 Thread Ellen Haith
She just left, making a dramatic swing through our back yard and thereby completely undoing the squirrels and birds therein. I'm way behind on my work but it was MORE than worth it to watch her enjoy some down time. Such a gorgeous creature. On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 1:27 PM, Ellen D. Haith

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Flicker

2015-01-31 Thread Ellen Haith
Interesting about the Ovid Flicker! We have had a gorgeous M Flicker for the past three weeks, intermittently, and I believe it's the first one who has graced our Trumansburg yard with his presence. -- Forwarded message -- From: t...@zoom-dsl.com Date: Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 11:03

[cayugabirds-l] Educational Assistance

2015-03-10 Thread Ellen Haith
unusual winter has been very exciting, whether or not I know precisely what bird it is. Good birding to us all. Ellen Haith -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Returning Summer Resident

2015-05-05 Thread Ellen Haith
A male Baltimore Oriole has returned to Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus. At least one has been here during the past eight summers, occasionally two. Hopefully a female is also back for the summer. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re:[cayugabirds-l] 8:22 a.m.

2015-05-06 Thread Ellen Haith
Three Loons have come to join the hunt - 8:28 a.m. On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 8:24 AM, Ellen Haith elliehait...@gmail.com wrote: Three Red-Breasted Mergansers - 1M, 2F - fishing just off Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] 8:22 a.m.

2015-05-06 Thread Ellen Haith
Three Red-Breasted Mergansers - 1M, 2F - fishing just off Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] FOY

2015-05-08 Thread Ellen Haith
Having hung the hummingbird feeders yesterday, I was delighted to see one having a late brunch about a minute ago. Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Another!

2015-05-05 Thread Ellen Haith
A second M Baltimore Oriole staking out his territory at the top of the hill adjacent to Sned-Acres campground. Three Common Loons warbling different melodies out on the lake off Elm Beach. The Best! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Now

2015-05-10 Thread Ellen Haith
Red-Breasted Mergansers again, 3M and 2F. Also a couple - or three? - loons who are driving me crazy by calling back and forth...but haven't been located as yet! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Morning Arrivals - Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-05-13 Thread Ellen Haith
- Three GBH around the outlet of a small stream. - Several dozen swallows swirling around the same general area and out over the lake. Until now there have been only three Northern Rough-winged Swallows. The new arrivals have yet to stop moving long enough to be identified - to be continued. --

[cayugabirds-l] RTH - Stout Road, Seneca County

2015-05-17 Thread Ellen Haith
Contrary to a post earlier this month, it appears that the Red Tail Hawks who nested last year near Stout Road in Seneca County haven't deserted the area after all. This morning we were spotted by a stunning adult as we came around a bend above the ravine. S/he took up a station in one of the

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-05-17 Thread Ellen Haith
Easily fifty - and quite possibly more - Cormorants have flown north during the last five minutes, in variable groups and as singles. We've had quite a few sightings during the month, but this was truly remarkable. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-06-04 Thread Ellen Haith
First Caspian Tern of the season just now, harassing a gull for reasons unknown. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-06-03 Thread Ellen Haith
F Red-Breasted Merganser right now with two presumed offspring, warned off another F of the same . She caught a very substantial fish but did not seem to share it with the offspring. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Pelican off Elm Beach, Town of Romulus

2015-06-05 Thread Ellen Haith
...was spotted about 4:30 p.m. heading north. At that time s/he was south of the 'spit' which I believe is meant in the previous post, perhaps returning thereto? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-06-24 Thread Ellen Haith
9:30 a.m., two Black Vultures on a nearby dock, removing the very last bits of flesh from the partial carcass of a mink. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-06-27 Thread Ellen Haith
Not out of the ordinary, but a F Common Merganser and six ducklings just passed us, heading north. This might be the lone F Merganser who has been hanging around our area for the past few weeks, occasionally vocalizing. The young are clearly not long out of the shell. Lovely sight! --

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-06-27 Thread Ellen Haith
Correction: the F Common Merganser has SEVEN 'merglings'. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Nest News

2015-06-14 Thread Ellen Haith
A pair of Northern Rough-Winged Swallows is building a nest - rather, the presumed female is building a nest - under the LOWER section of our dock. With the past week's water influx the level of the lake is, perhaps, 15 inches below the underside of the 'roof' of her nest site, and the continual

[cayugabirds-l] P.S.

2015-06-14 Thread Ellen Haith
Sorry - Northern Rough-Winged Swallows just off Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-06-17 Thread Ellen Haith
With a rise of a couple of inches in the lake level at this site, the Northern Rough-Winged Swallow has decided that, after all, she would prefer to nest under the UPPER section of the dock! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-05-27 Thread Ellen Haith
- First 2015 group of Mallard ducklings this morning - seven. - On Sunday we noted a family of Canada Geese - eight goslings. This is definitely a first in our so-far fifteen years on Elm Beach. The number of offspring is, I believe, accurate, though the parents are so cautious that they take the

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-05-21 Thread Ellen Haith
Seventy-four DC Cormorants just flew north offshore of Elm Beach. Perhaps a dozen more are still cruising around the cove below Thirsty Owl's boat dock, but I cannot say if the first flight came from that location. This huge flock of DCC's is completely new. We usually see several random birds

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-07-31 Thread Ellen Haith
The F Common Merganser and her eight offspring cruised by this morning. The merglings are nearly mom's size, and close to her colors as well. Very regal! We still have a few Rough-Winged Swallows flitting about, sometimes even going under the dock. I looked carefully last weekend for any sign of

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road Town of Romulus

2015-08-08 Thread Ellen Haith
Between 15 and 20 Caspian Terns are spending time on a stony 'arm' reaching into the lake about halfway between the access roads. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road Town of Romulus

2015-08-13 Thread Ellen Haith
Five very vocal Caspian Terns heading south from Elm Beach Road about five minutes ago. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-08-15 Thread Ellen Haith
An even dozen Caspian Terns napping and/or exchanging epithets with each other on the long rocky extension into the lake. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] No Hummingbirds?!

2015-07-08 Thread Ellen Haith
For the past 24 hours we have not seen a single hummer at either of the two feeders, both of which have been being emptied within 48 hours. I even went out to 'taste' the brew in one of them to make sure I really HAD sweetened the water! Is it just us or have others had this curious non-drama? --

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-10-01 Thread Ellen Haith
Forty-seven Canada Geese flying due south and *very* high at 11:55 a.m. Not very vocal but occasionally commenting on the experience. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus

2015-09-23 Thread Ellen Haith
Lucky thirteen D C Cormorants enjoying the sun on the gravel bar off Mack Creek. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Trumansburg Village

2016-01-02 Thread Ellen Haith
For the first time in forty years in this house, we have a PAIR of Carolina Wrens posturing and vocalizing in the backyard, where the bird feeders are! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Current Visitors

2016-02-02 Thread Ellen Haith
Three robins in our back yard, Trumansburg Village one block south of Seneca County. None have been seen here since November. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Trumansburg Village

2016-04-19 Thread Ellen Haith
Several Pine Siskins still taking advantage of the feeders, many more Goldfinches today, and the very first M Purple Finch of the year. We've also had Red-winged Blackbirds, first time in many years, and Cowbirds. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Town of Romulus

2016-05-09 Thread Ellen Haith
Pair of Canada Geese with four goslings strung out between the adults, currently moving north along the west side of the lake. My guess would be the same pair who raised a clutch last summer. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Town of Romulus

2016-05-13 Thread Ellen Haith
Yesterday I hung our two hummingbird feeders and just now saw the first visitor, a gorgeous little male. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Town of Romulus - Lakeside

2016-05-20 Thread Ellen Haith
Within the last hour and a half, two flocks of approximately fifty birds each - Double Crested Cormorants, heading south. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Preparing to Leave.....

2016-09-09 Thread Ellen Haith
6:36 p.m. currently, and 35 Common Mergansers create a flotilla as they sail along the west shore of Cayuga Lake, just off Elm Beach Road. Glorious! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Departures

2016-08-26 Thread Ellen Haith
Our small group of Caspian Terns has been neither seen nor heard for the last five days. We miss their raucous calls! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loons on the inlet

2016-11-20 Thread Ellen Haith
There were numerous loons off Elm Beach Road in Ovid this afternoon, as well. I would guess fifteen in the largest group, mostly solitary but several pairs which would include adults and/or juveniles. On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 1:47 PM, Charles Eldermire wrote: > At least a dozen

[cayugabirds-l] Ominous

2017-05-27 Thread Ellen Haith
Along the west shore of Cayuga Lake we occasionally have up to three Hummingbirds at a time at either feeder. So far this spring (?) - we have seen ONE female sitting on the edge of a feeder looking away from the cottage - none other. Might this be a result of the late and frequent cold snaps and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ominous

2017-05-27 Thread Ellen Haith
;jaggy...@fltg.net> wrote: > >> For what it’s worth, I’ve had two hummingbird feeders out for over two weeks >> now, and haven’t seen a single one. Usually by this time we’ve had dozens. >> >> Gordon >> >> >>> On May 27, 2017, at 3:44 PM, Ellen H

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ominous

2017-05-28 Thread Ellen Haith
.cornell.edu < > bounce-121564418-7189...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Ellen Haith < > elliehait...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:44 PM > *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L; CAYUGABIRDS-L > *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Ominous > > Along the west shore of Cayuga Lake w