[cayugabirds-l] American tree sparrow

2014-04-21 Thread Fredric Kardon
One AMERICAN TREE SPARROW seen in our backyard, perched on wild rose for many minutes, allowing wonderful scope viewing. Fred and Marsha Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow warbler May 4

2014-05-05 Thread Fredric Kardon
Seen 11 AM May 4 on Perry lane, also on May 5 on Hopkins Rd. Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] 5 white-crowned sparrows

2014-05-07 Thread Fredric Kardon
Seen in next to Hopkins Rd, 7:30 AM today. Some made forays into the adjacent soybean field. This is an unusual sighting for me. Are there more of them around this year or was I just lucky to catch a group moving through this area? I also saw a pair of BROWN THRASHERS in my back yard at 6:30

[cayugabirds-l] Two pine siskins at my feeder

2014-11-04 Thread Fredric Kardon
I didn't get any last year. Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sparrow migration

2014-11-18 Thread Fredric Kardon
Today a fox sparrow and a field sparrow joined the local juncos and whitethroats dining on the millet I spread. I guess there is a mixed flock of sparrows migrating south. Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] white-crowned sparrows

2015-05-06 Thread Fredric Kardon
A pair seen about 9 AM today under our backyard feeder. This is about 3 days after our daily flock of 15 white-throated sparrows stopped coming. Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Loons at inlet?

2017-09-25 Thread Fredric Kardon
About 9:30 AM today while walking from Cass Park to Hog Hole, we saw what we thought were loons swimming near the red buoy/lighthouse past the jetty at the south end of Cayuga Lake. There were about 35. I wanted to report them to Ebird but was advised they are rare for this date and location,

[cayugabirds-l] Our house wren webcam

2018-05-30 Thread Fredric Kardon
Here is a screen shot of the eggs (6!). I will add more screenshots from time to time. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WNIFYL7OcVuaVw2MqwsKlp_kS5RcrOYZ/view?usp=sharing -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Two unusual geese at Stewart Park

2017-10-20 Thread Fredric Kardon
Seen 10/20 about 11 AM with about 12 Canadas. Lower face orange, white breast, brown body, slightly larger than the Canadas. Also seen in Stewart Park 10/13. ? escaped domestic geese. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] ? Barn owl

2018-02-23 Thread Fredric Kardon
I go out to fill our bird feeders after dark every day. Sometimes I hear the call of a great horned owl, barred owl, or screech owl. Wednesday night I think I heard a barn owl scream--a very even trill lasting 2-4 seconds, repeated every minute or so about 6 times. I never heard this call before.

[cayugabirds-l] Photos of white duck now on Ebird

2020-01-25 Thread Fredric Kardon
On Jan 3 I tried to attach a link to the photos on the listserv but failed. I have entered a checklist for the "Wegmans canal area" hotspot on Ebird. If you click "view details' you will see my listing of "duck sp." with photos as the 11th entry. I only had my phone, no binoculars. It looked

[cayugabirds-l] ? albino mallard

2020-01-03 Thread Fredric Kardon
I was walking on Seneca St. on the bridge just east of Taughannock Blvd. when I noticed this white duck in the water below, about 2 PM today. It was with 2 male mallards and 1 female mallard. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipM5OmrrLjiww629q6k2cOQPiP3BNSj_gi64-2jJ -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Immature red-winged blackbird

2021-05-07 Thread Fredric Kardon
We get many red-winged blackbirds at our feeder. On May 6 we saw a juvenile/immature one, which we have never seen before. Is this a 2020 hatchling which hasn't molted yet? You can see photos at: https://ebird.org/checklist/S87318675 Thanks, Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] more nestbox woes

2022-05-18 Thread Fredric Kardon
Today I checked all 4 of my nestboxes. There are two groups of two each. The two groups are about 350 ft apart. The group where I saw a male house sparrow 2 days ago had a male house sparrow sitting on top of it again. There was the same nest in the box but no eggs. The other box was empty. In

[cayugabirds-l] dead swallow in nest box

2022-05-16 Thread Fredric Kardon
I have 2 nest boxes, about 20-30 feet apart, intended for bluebirds and tree swallows. Today I saw a male house sparrow sitting on top of one box--inside was a nest but no eggs. The other box had a dead tree swallow in it, no nest materials. Does anyone know what happened? Thanks, Fred Kardon

[cayugabirds-l] Density of bluebird and tree swallow nestboxes

2022-07-19 Thread Fredric Kardon
I have a large field and have put up some bluebird/tree swallow nesting boxes. I am considering putting up some more, but would like to know how many acres is needed to support one bluebird or one tree swallow nest box? I have searched the internet and gotten conflicting answers. Thanks, Fred