90-sec and 8-min interviews:
Great details on the history of the count and on species that have increased
and decreased over time.
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Yesterday morning I stepped outside to check the weather and the first thing I
heard was a tick tick BZZZ. Psyched, my second Grasshopper Sparrow ever.
I put on my muck boots and grabbed my bins and was able to watch him sing from
a bush for a few minutes.
Other breeders singing at the
Great account, Chris! And a funny ending. We had a Eastern Screech whinnying
outside our window last night, much closer than it's usually been. We all had a
good listen, but no stalking attempts here.
This morning as I left the house at 7am, a Northern Harrier was cruising the
fields at the
For birders who would like to protect the Danby and Caroline State Forest
this is an important meeting to attend. The documentation says that there are
currently no gas or oil leases, but that they will be considered in the future.
Also in section one of the downloads is piece relevant
Cool, I heard one too on my way to the bus this morning (at 7:40 if it matters
as a basin first). Also year firsts for me were Fox Sparrow and White Crowned
Sparrows both vocalizing in the same area. Add in Cardinal, Phoebe, Junco, and
Purple Finch, and the air was *full* of beautiful song!
Passing on an invitation from Greensprings Natural Cemetery who are sponsoring
We’d love to see you at this birding event:
Attracting Birds to Your Garden:free presentation and slide show with Steve
Kress, Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m. at the Sciencenter, 601 First Street
Due to the rainy forecast, this bird walk is being postponed until Saturday
April 30th, same time and place.
From: Eric Banford brew_b...@yahoo.com
Sent: Sat, April 16, 2011 9:40:53 AM
Subject: April 23 9am Bird walk
Yesterday I stopped at Jennings Pond and right away heard a large raptor
calling. Looked up and there was a Bald Eagle soaring over the pond! Watched it
fly across the pond and land in pines in the south west corner. It stayed there
the whole time I walked around. As soon as I brought my bins
We've had a Northern Shrike hanging out in the field north west of the corner
of E Miller and Nelson Rds in Danby. We saw it yesterday and followed it for a
while without very good looks. But today it appeared as we were driving up
Nelson, it sat close to the road on a hay bale for a while
I had a stretch of not seeing the shrike from Dec 24 until this week, but it
has been visible daily along both E Miller and Nelson Rds, near their
intersection, flying from hay bale to hay bale.
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It certainly doesn't matter, but it is nice to know, and having a real live
species calling is a nice way to learn. What I do in your situation, is use All
About Birds and eBird together to check things. First I browse AAB by family,
and listen to the calls that are available:
So the plan is to eradicate the Mute Swan in NY? I know it is invasive, but
that seems a bit harsh. I just got this petition against this plan, in case
anyone is interested:
Joyously heard my first Bobolink's this morning, with all of the construction
going on around us I fear they will be pushed out of my neighborhood soon. So I
will enjoy them while I can, and hope that someone with money and a
conservation heart buys the 12 acres for sale across the street from
Speaking of Bobolinks, my neighbor just asked me if it was ok to mow now before
they make their nests. I wasn't sure of best timing for early mowing so wanted
to touch base with the collective experience on this list. What are best
practices I can share with my neighbors as far as when to NOT
Yesterday I heard my first meadowlark of the year but I couldn't locate it.
Today it is singing in the field across the street and I was able to watch it
for a while, a welcome splash of yellow in an otherwise brown field. I wonder
what birds will return next...
Sadly a for sale sign just went up for the southwest corner of E Miller and
Nelson Rds in Danby. As many of you know this has been an amazing spot for
Bobolinks, Meadowlarks, and Savannah Sparrows to breed. We are managing some of
our land contiguous to this for bird breeding and pollinator
is to keep the
land open and perhaps turn it into a park!
So you never know, just put positive energy out there and you never know what's
going to happen.
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1:00:56 PM EDT, Eric Banford
Sadly a for sale sign just went up for the southwest corner
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