[cayugabirds-l] Freeze Rd. Orange-crowned Warbler

2009-10-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
This afternoon I was able to re-find the Orange-crowned Warbler that Nathan Senner discovered while birding with Ann Mitchell. A quick call to Ann gave her a second chance to see it as she wasn't quite tall enough to see over the goldenrod. It made me think that sparrow-ing in the fall would

[cayugabirds-l] Brant at Treman Marina

2009-10-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There are six Brant hanging in the Treman Marina by the docks this morning. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES Archives: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2)

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill is quiet

2010-01-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Ann Mitchell and I took a ride around Summerhill this afternoon to look for SNOW BUNTINGS. We found one flock of about 40 birds on Salt Rd. and another group of 7 HORNED LARKS. We saw one RAVEN in the woods by Salt/Dresser Rd. intersection. The State woods were very quiet, no gee whiz

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren!

2010-01-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was surprised this week to see a Carolina Wren had taken up residence in my garage. It has the advantage of no door and only a few feet from the feeders, good living. Gary bilba...@pop.lightlink.com wrote: I have had at least one and perhaps 2 Carolina Wrens (I have heard two singing back

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Saturday birding

2010-01-16 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Ann and I also saw a juvenile Glaucous Gull at Stewart Park this afternoon. I presume it may be the same one previously reported. The diner Ann spoke of is the "New York Style Diner" on Brighton Ave. about one block south of Thurber St. I know Steve Fast would be curious ;). Gary

RE: [cayugabirds-l] TV flock

2012-01-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I wonder if it is the same flock I witnessed the other day. I'll try and keep an eye out to see if they put down again late in the day. Gary -Original Message- From: bounce-39150433-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39150433-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of John Greenly

[cayugabirds-l] C. U. Campus Raven

2012-01-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I just passed Morrison Hall. There was a Red-tailed Hawk and Raven soaring. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Scofield Rd. SEOW no

2012-01-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I staked out Scofield Rd. in Lansing tonight, but didn't find any Short-eared Owls. I had one flock of 450 Canadas, 24 M. Doves and 29 Whitetails grazing. I'm happy to see Marty's post of Owls in Ovid. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] EURASIAN WIGEON, Cayuga Lake State

2012-01-30 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Eurasian Wigeon visible from Cayuga Marine directly west near shore at 4:40 pm. Gary , Ann On Jan 30, 2012, at 2:55 PM, 6072292...@vtext.com 6072292...@vtext.com wrote: EURASIAN WIGEON, Cayuga Lake State Park, found by Jim Tarolli, reported to RBA by Dave Wheeler. --Dave Nutter --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Any recent news of Western Grebe?

2012-01-31 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I checked Stewart Park after work ,3:40 to 4:30, but couldn't find any Western Grebe'ish looking candidates. I checked Myers also on the chance it moved up the lake , but nothing. I hope it reappears again. Gary On Jan 31, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Any recent

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe at Hog Hole

2012-02-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
W. Grebe easily visible from Hog Hole now. Directly north with small flock of Scaup. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi Dave, Nice shots. I'm sending a link to the ones I took on Fri., the 3rd, which show the view of the hind neck. I struggled with the separation of Western / Clark's because I don't have experience with either bird. I didn't doubt the great birders that found and ID'd this guy as Western, but

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebes still at Twin Oaks

2012-02-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Western Grebes still at Twin Oaks. 5PM with Redheads -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2 or 3 Grebes??

2012-02-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
by Gary Kohlenberg), vocalizations (notes by Gary Kohlenberg), dull bill with dark line on top and below. I have no experience with these birds in winter, so I'm not trying to argue one way or the other, just summarizing some points. I'll be surprised if there are actually 3 birds, but then again I'm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Saturday

2012-02-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
After seeing Jay's post of two Western Grebes up the lake Dave and I scanned the south end of the lake from 11:00. The viewing conditions were perfect for most of our time. Dave took the west shore and I the east. Birds were what Kevin has reported minus the Ruddy Duck. No Grebes of any type

[cayugabirds-l] Myers WW Scoter

2012-02-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The White-winged Scoter that Dave reported from Salt Point is hanging with some Goldeneye south of the lighthouse at Myer's Point. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pond at Lab this a.m.

2012-02-21 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I noticed at least six N. Pintail near the new mudflats in Stewart Park yesterday. No shorebirds yet. lol Gary On Feb 21, 2012, at 8:24 AM, Mary E. Winston me...@cornell.edumailto:me...@cornell.edu wrote: Before I opened the Lab Visitor Center there was a pair of NORTHERN PINTAIL ducks on

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant windy migrants

2012-03-02 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I decided to spend time on Mt. Pleasant today looking for migrants. Ann joined me at 8AM, on the tower hill, to start what turned into an alternation between the radio tower and the observatory. The early morning from 8-9:30 was filled with migrating CANADA GEESE

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birding Cayuga Lake area today

2012-03-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The Snow Geese, ( Aythya too ), on Cayuga were close to Cayuga Lake State Park visible from the end of Lake Rd. / Rt-89. I found two Ross's Geese in with about 30,000 Snows. The flock Dave mentioned on the Mucklands is pretty impressive, but viewing is more difficult. They situated

[cayugabirds-l] East Hill Equestrian fields RLHawk

2012-03-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a Rough-legged Hawk hunting the East Hill Equestrian fields this late morning. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Thursday afternoon

2012-03-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was in Aurora earlier today so I stopped at the boathouse to scan as it was pretty calm. There were 6 HORNED GREBES, three of them in breeding plumage and one C. LOON. I didn't see any sign of the EARED GREBE. I then drove to the Visitor's Center at Montezuma to see if

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stony Point Bohemian Waxwings

2012-03-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Mar 17, 2012, at 1:05 PM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: Make that 1000 + Wow ! On Mar 17, 2012, at 12:31 PM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edu wrote: On a tip from Jerry Smith at Derby Hill this morning I went to Stony Point State Park

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Waxwings?

2012-03-21 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi Mark, I pulled this from Oneida Birds. Gary Bohemian waxwings continuehttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/oneidabirds/message/9013;_ylc=X3oDMTJyNjJjZ2NkBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzE2NTk5NzU0BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTA2NTc4NwRtc2dJZAM5MDEzBHNlYwNkbXNnBHNsawN2bXNnBHN0aW1lAzEzMzIzMzcyNDg- Posted by: ccspagnoli

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl

2012-03-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I met Susan on Hammond Hill Friday after her foray to Park Pre. and we had a similar experience; silence. The frogs did start up for us finally. I always wonder what makes Owls especially vocal or not. Of course my pondering mostly occurs when facing the prospect of hearing nothing, but the

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Blue-winged Teal

2012-03-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Susan, Ann and I walked Renwick Woods yesterday checking owl trees. Susan spotted a Blue-winged Teal hanging with two Mallards up the creek by the, no dry, carp spawning pool. Otherwise the only new birds were two E. PHOEBES. They have really filled in the last few days. My yard Phoebe was back

[cayugabirds-l] Freeze Rd. Snipe

2012-04-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I saw 3 Wilson's Snipe on Freeze Rd today by the pond. Savanna sparrows were also new for me here. A huge number of Robins seemed to be enjoying the plowed fields along with Cowbirds and RWBBs , all males. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Freeze Rd. Snipe

2012-04-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I walked the fields across from Dyce Lab looking for Vesper Sparrows. I didn't see or hear any, but it was very windy. I did flush 8, invisible, WILSON'S SNIPE. They were directly across from Dyce Lab at the north edge of the bare field. Four of them flew north and I didn't see

[cayugabirds-l] Marten's Tract Eurasian Wigeon

2012-04-07 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
eurasian wigeon swamp south of martens tract. Dave Nicosia. Rply: CAYUGARBA + yr msg. m.textmarks.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Sunday; George Rd. Vesper Sparrow

2012-04-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
My understanding on George Rd. pond is that the beaver dam that created it was to be removed. The Dryden village is in the process of restoring the railroad bed to a walking trail. If someone could verify this please do. I think we may have lost a terrific birding spot. Gary On Apr 9, 2012,

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake

2012-04-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There are Red-necked and Horned Grebes on Dryden Lake today. One adult Bonaparte's Gull is looking sharp in the rain and sleet. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant birding

2012-04-14 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I thought today, on Mount Pleasant, would be great for migrating raptors, but it was much slower in reality. The wind was more westerly than the forecast had predicted. When I arrived Hope Batcheller and amigos had already been scanning. They had some

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Great Egret

2012-04-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I stopped by the tennis courts in Stewart Park hoping maybe Terns would be frolicking near shore. No luck with that but there was one Great Egret very close to shore. I watched him catch and swallow a fish before flying up the west side of the lake. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Jetty woods Eagle, Yellow-rumps

2012-04-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I saw my first of the year singing Yellow-rumped Warblers, (Myrtle), in Jetty woods this afternoon. I had views or three, but I think there were more in the flowering treetops. An adult Bald Eagle was in the trees with a very large fish. He flew out toward the north, possibly to the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Headed Blackbird Endicott, NY Photos

2012-04-28 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Yellow-headed Blackbird still present this morning , flying around a lot being aggressive toward the other RWBB's Nice lighting for photos too. Gary On Apr 27, 2012, at 5:29 PM, david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.commailto:daven1...@yahoo.com wrote: Just got texted by Jon Weeks. Bird still

[cayugabirds-l] Six Mile Creek birds n stuff

2012-04-29 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
After an unsuccessful walk at the Lab looking for the BARRED OWL, I did see two BROAD-WINGED HAWKS riding the developing thermals, I headed to Six Mile Creek Preserve. Being late morning the parking lot was full of kids, dogs, walkers, runners and stone pickers. I decided to go an

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Six Mile Creek birds n stuff

2012-04-29 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
On Apr 29, 2012, at 5:01 PM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: The CANADA GOOSE pair and their five SEVEN goslings were touring the river by the parking lot. I want to keep track and see how many make it to full size ! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Terns still around

2012-05-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
After work I stopped by the Swan Pen to see if I could clean up on a few of the great birds everyone has been seeing today. Four FORSTER'S TERNS, one COMMON TERN were sitting on snags. Many BONAPARTE'S GULLS are still there along with the continuing imm. ICELAND GULL which looked

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, May 3:

2012-05-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'm confessing that I officially love the Hawthorn Orchard during migration ! I've only been able to get there in late afternoon yesterday and today, but still had 46 and 51 total species with 15 different Warblers. I missed some warblers, like Orange-crowned and Ovenbird, so 20+ warbler

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'm thrilled the Merlins are back in the cemetery. After Stuart's post I stopped by and had terrific views of the female on the bare treetop. As with Suan, the male and female would call and respond several times then he would swoop in, copulating, then off again. They did this two times with a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler song question

2012-05-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Thanks ! I struggle with this bird because I don't know them well and I didn't know the song is so variable. Gary On May 16, 2012, at 10:46 PM, Matthew Medler matthewmed...@yahoo.commailto:matthewmed...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi Dave and All, If you're interested in listening to more recordings

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope and other birds there

2012-05-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Still swimming around at 3:50 Nice ! On May 23, 2012, at 2:49 PM, bilba...@pop.lightlink.com bilba...@pop.lightlink.com wrote: I came home from errands to Shannon telling me about Steve's report of a Red-necked Phalarope in Brooktondale. I went right back out As of 2 PM the bird was

[cayugabirds-l] Yard bird

2012-05-24 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had my first ever Swainson's Thrush singing this morning from the woods in the back yard here in Ithaca. It makes me wonder if any other new migrants will be reported today. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler PAIR at Ithaca City Golf Course

2012-05-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Inspired by Ken's great sighing I made my seventh trip to Pier Rd. for this bird. After about 1/2 hr. of cruising up and down the walkway I was able to see one Yellow-throated Warbler foraging in the Sycamores by the tee. It eventually started singing and then I heard a second one across the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler PAIR at Ithaca City Golf Course

2012-05-26 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
)? On May 25, 2012, at 08:36 PM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edumailto:jg...@cornell.edu wrote: Inspired by Ken's great sighing I made my seventh trip to Pier Rd. for this bird. After about 1/2 hr. of cruising up and down the walkway I was able to see one Yellow-throated Warbler foraging

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Orchard Orioles

2012-06-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
John Confer's email about their big day reminded me I forgot to post my latest nest findings. While birding Saturday I found an Orchard Oriole nest at Salt Point; park at the Y, looking straight down the road toward the lake from the car there is a big Cottonwood tree on the right and another

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Meadows Dickcissel

2012-07-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The Dickcissel was singing, briefly, at the intersection of Main Loop trail and Oak Tree Pass trail, NW corner at 3:30 this afternoon. I was unable to get looks at it and of course it was about 15 minutes after Jean Skelley (sp.) from Rochester had left. Sorry Jean, good luck tomorrow.

[cayugabirds-l] white-eyed Vireo at Park Pre.

2012-07-14 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The White-eyed Vireo is still singing very intermittently behind the trailer. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Western Willet - Myers Point, Lansing 7/19

2012-07-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I wasn't able to find the Willet this morning. There are Least Sandpipers and a couple of Semi-palmated and one Caspian Tern. I'm hoping it will show up again later. Gary On Jul 19, 2012, at 10:47 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edumailto:t...@cornell.edu wrote: Cayugabirders, In the rain just

[cayugabirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper at Knox-Marcellus marsh via RBA

2012-07-24 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Tom Johnson and Chris Wood reported ,a few minutes ago, a curlew sandpiper adult male at Knox-Marcellus marsh from East Rd. (TBJ, CLW) -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper...No

2012-07-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I spent most of the day around the marsh with Brad Carlson, Kendra Carter, Mike and Joann Tetlow without finding the Curlew Sandpiper. I agree with Brad that it still could be there. We did do a lot of scanning but the distances are great and the light is iffy. When a Northern Harrier put the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pelican

2012-08-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I haven't see any Pelicans yet at Tschache or Knox-Marcellus marsh. If. Of course the veg is very high there and could easily hide the largest birds. The only new birds for me are Black-bellied Plover at East Rd. There are many birds and the viewing will be better late when the sun goes down.

[cayugabirds-l] Hog Hole shorebirds

2012-08-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, The grass mat at Hog Hole is getting very nice, especially if you don't have a scope. There were a handful of Least Sandpipers, one Semi-palmated Sandpiper, five Spotted Sandpipers, one Killdeer and lots of Song Sparrows acting like shorebirds, around Noon today. This

[cayugabirds-l] Treman Marine Ospreys

2012-08-14 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I spent a hour at Treman Marina after work. The two juvenile Ospreys eventually came back to the nest loudly begging for at least 20 mins. The adult was cruising the shoreline, but never responded. I guess they thought there's always hope for a home delivered meal if you're loud enough.

[cayugabirds-l] Yard Warblers

2012-08-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had my first obvious migrant warblers today in the front yard hedge. One each of Canada, Chestnut-sided and A. Redstart with a couple Chickadees. I know warblers have been flying over us at night, but it's nice to see some in the flesh feathers. I'm excited for some good fall flocks. Gary

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marcellus-Knox Marsh migrants

2012-08-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I spent time on East Road today, but later than Drew's report. Around noon I had 2 Black-bellied Plovers and 2 Wilson's Phalaropes but no Buff-breasted or A. Golden-Plovers. The second trip back in the late afternoon had me scanning with Dominic Sherony. We eventually found 6 A. Golden-Plover

[cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstone at Knox-Marcellus, reported

2012-08-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Douglas Robinson has reported a Ruddy Turnstone at Knox-Marcellus Marsh, from Towpath Road, today. I don't have any more details, but wanted to pass it on. He saw both species of Phalaropes and Plover. No Buff-breasted found. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Fly. on Dresser Rd

2012-08-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Ann and I saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher at the bog off Dresser Rd. in Summerhill this Noon. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Warblers

2012-09-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Lots of warblers at Stewart Park this morning ! Six species so far Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Warblers

2012-09-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
as I was scanning the ones in front of me. If I was only faster on the fall ID's , lol Gary On Sep 11, 2012, at 10:33 AM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edu wrote: Lots of warblers at Stewart Park this morning ! Six species so far Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Rd. Peregrine

2012-10-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Late this afternoon while birding the pond on Freese Rd. I had one flyover raptor headed southeast . It came in low behind me, about treetop level, so I only had a quick going away view, but the strong wingbeats, direct flight, and pointed wings make me believe it was a Peregrine. It

[cayugabirds-l] Lake Como birds

2012-11-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I made a spur of the moment drive this afternoon to Summerhill hoping to see something new. The trees were wintery looking with about an inch of new snow. A stop at Hovel Chalet didn't surprise me with anything unusual, but did lead to a hot tip of 17 EVENING GROSBEAKS at 1270 Lake Como

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans

2012-11-24 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Driving back from Rochester, after visiting Pine Grosbeaks Friday, I was able to scan a little at dusk from Cayuga Lake SP. The Tundra Swans are starting to build in numbers with over 100 just south of the park. I watched a feeding line made up of 60 Red-breasted Mergansers and 50 Bonaparte's

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Bird Club field trip

2012-12-07 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The scheduled half day field trip tomorrow, originally to Summerhill, will instead be birding the lake as far as time permits. It may be rainy so bring your umbrella, but shouldn't be excessively cold. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls today

2012-12-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
A Christmas surprise was my first ever Redpolls in the yard today. I'm officially no longer jealous of all you others with flocks at your feeders. Now it's time for a few Evening Grosbeaks. Merry Christmas Gary On Dec 24, 2012, at 10:03 PM, bilba...@pop.lightlink.com wrote: This

[cayugabirds-l] Reported Black Vulture in Lansing near Baker's Acres on Rt-34

2012-12-26 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
This posting just in to the Cayuga Bird Club website. If anyone is in the area keep a lookout. Gary Julia Reichhttp://www.facebook.com/n/?profile.phpid=1108187583mid=7454df8G67709G967677aG96bcode=1.1356550346.AbkyKDgshSx70VHSn_m=jgk25%40cornell.edu 2:32pm Dec 26 I just spotted a black

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans

2012-12-30 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Around 2:30 at East Hill Plaza I could hear flyover Tundras but couldn't see them in the clouds. If they have been moving all this time that's quite a good number. Gary On Dec 30, 2012, at 5:00 PM, France bird...@gmail.commailto:bird...@gmail.com wrote: There are large numbers of Tundra

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca count week

2012-12-31 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was able to get a Northern Saw-whet Owl to respond to my tooting last night at Six Mile Creek. In a year when we've had so many migrants they seem reluctant to be very vocal in the areas I've been. Gary On Dec 30, 2012, at 8:14 PM, nutter.d...@me.commailto:nutter.d...@me.com wrote: This

RE: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Two things: 1. If I had a hot tub that's where I would be owling ! 2. I was shoveling snow off the roof during the CBC so I didn't get a chance to poach anyone's area unfortunately, but I did get a yard/ feeder list for the day. I tried calling it into the Lab from 5-6PM but nobody was taking

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
My count of Tundra Swans was a single flock of 23, flying over Comstock Knoll between 2:10-2:30 PM, headed SE. This is Area Vlll with a grand total of 122. I think the 23 individuals in Area lV may be the same flock as they were headed that way. Whoever counted those birds would know the time /

Re: [cayugabirds-l] white-winged, but not a scoter, poor thing

2013-01-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'll echo Dave's observations. My impressions of this distant Scoter were long, low, heavy bodied bird. The head shape not as upright and rounded and the white wing patch more of a horizontal stripe than vertical. Kevin's good photos will keep me on higher alert this week, if she lasts that

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings, Longspurs

2013-01-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
With this list, and the CBC, threatening to turn into a anti-hunting forum I'd thought I would mention a few bird sightings instead. I went looking for close up Longspurs today in Groton as the one we found yesterday was very unsatisfying. Salt Road has some nice fresh manure /

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows coming in to roost

2013-01-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Larry, North Campus is hosting many crows, what looks to be 1000+ . Most of them are in the trees by Robert Purcell Community Center, Appel Commons and the Observatory. I was surprised by them on the Christmas Bird Count as I hadn't been up there at dusk. Gary On Jan 6, 2013, at

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Basin Highlights of 2012

2013-01-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, 2012 was a fun birding year and a little different from my typical. I decided to chase fewer birds and eBird more. It was the first year I eBirded every bird seen. The surprising thing was it didn't diminish the total number of species seen. I actually had my

[cayugabirds-l] Lake Como Redpolls continue

2013-01-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, After a late start today I moseyed up to Summerhill to check the feeder activity. At Noon I made the rounds of Lake Como feeders and Hovel Chalet. Nothing unusual from my previous visits this January , no Hoary's or Grosbeaks, but low double digit Redpoll flocks still and the

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Wayne County SEOW

2013-02-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
From: geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu [mailto:geneseebirds-l-boun...@geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of go team usa Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:08 AM To: geneseebird...@geneseo.edu Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Wayne County SEOW Took a ride down to Morgan Road DEC in Savannah to hopefully

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Raptors

2013-03-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was shocked to see sun today so in celebration went up to Mt. Pleasant for a little afternoon hawk watching. It was even a little warm out there. Adding to the warm feelings were three Red-tails, a dark phase Rough-legged Hawk and one Golden Eagle. I almost missed the GE as he popped up by

[cayugabirds-l] Around Ithaca birds

2013-04-28 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I couldn't get motivated to drive to Montezuma today so instead started my birding at Hawthorn Orchard. The main area was quiet until I followed some mobbing BLUE JAYS to find them harassing a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. There were all of the expected woodpeckers and

[cayugabirds-l] Tuesday birds

2013-04-30 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had my first yard Black-throated Green Warbler this morning, very exciting. Stewart Park is loaded with Yellow-rumped ,Yellow and Palm Warblers this morning. I was also able to finally find a Green Heron by the carp pool. I heard one Warbling Vireo but no others. Happy birding Gary --

[cayugabirds-l] Probable nesting Merlins in Freeville

2013-05-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, There appears to be a pair of Merlins nesting in Freeville. I watched and photographed a pair copulating several times atop the spruce trees across from 53 Main Street today. I was never able to see the nest, but it seems likely it's close by. I hope they are happy in their new

[cayugabirds-l] Ruff at Coot Pond Monday

2013-05-14 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
As a birthday gift to myself, my daughter Kayla, and I went on a RUFF twitch to Howland Island. Her first bird chase I might add. The chase was successful in yielding an absolutely stunning bird with not a mosquito in sight. Dave Wheeler and friend Rose were already on the bird when we

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ravens

2013-05-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I have them regularly over the yard, Slaterville/Burns Rd., and am sure they're nesting close by. The local crows never miss a chance to gang up on them this time of year. Gary On May 17, 2013, at 2:22 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edumailto:m...@cornell.edu wrote: East Hill area we

[cayugabirds-l] Upper Lindsay-Parsons Preserve, Sat.

2013-05-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I made another trip to look for Worm-eating Warbler this morning above Station Rd. While I had no luck finding one it was an active birdy morning to be out with territories defended and insects consumed. I was able to add a couple year birds in the woods and on Bald Hill Road.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] May 19 unidentified call

2013-05-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I agree with Jay. I heard this song for the first time earlier this week and had no idea what it was until I tracked down the singer. The version I heard had a ringing metallic quality to the finish. It sounded very strange and I recorded it. When I figure out how to post I will. Gary On May

[cayugabirds-l] Lick St., Summerhill, Clay-colored Sparrow still at the Christmas trees

2013-06-08 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, The Clay-colored Sparrow that Jay and Livia found on Lick Street, in Summerhill, is still there. I spent a good amount of time birding the area, but didn't have any luck re-finding it until I was almost back to the car at the north end of the tree farm. It was singing

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parson's--this morning and questions

2013-06-21 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
My experience with the three routes Dave mentions is that they all work. I have even been successful sitting at the picnic table on top of the Pinnacles while a Worm-eating Warbler was feeding in the flat section of woods at the top. They seem to forage over a pretty large area. They have also

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk-- Bald Hill Rd.

2013-06-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Nice ! A while after you guys left I was birding the brush just before the RR woods and got a quick glimpse of what I first thought might be a Buteo, but the tail was too long so I put it down as Accipiter sp. gliding toward the Pinnacles. This would have been about the right time to coincide

[cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler at Lindsay-Parson's again Sunday

2013-06-30 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Today was the jackpot with a bonus after three trips looking for Worm-eating Warblers. I broke with routine and walked in on the RR tracks at Lindsay-Parson's Preserve to the blue trail. Two Worm-eating Warblers were on the back of the blue trail feeding low and only about 25 feet away!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RH Woodpecker/Mud Lock

2013-08-24 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
One of our many stops today was Mud Lock. Ann, Dave, Susan and myself had good views of one Red-headed Woodpecker today in the snags south of the dam. With the two at May's Point it was a 3 RHWO day. There may be more than one at Mud Lock, but of course if two birds are switching places it can

[cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel still at Knox-Marcellus

2013-08-26 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
As of 6:30pm the Whimbrel is still feeding around the SE end of the marsh in the short grass. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace donations

2013-09-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Donations are still welcome in the name of any team including the Pluck Mucksters. Follow the Friends of Montezuma web page below where there is a link for Muckrace donations in the name of any of the participating teams. http://friendsofmontezuma.org/ Thanks ! Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers 23Sep2013

2013-09-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I saw my first and only so far in the 17th in the gardens Gary On Sep 23, 2013, at 2:04 PM, bob mcguire bmcgu...@clarityconnect.commailto:bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com wrote: Thanks Dave. I was there briefly yesterday, looking for Lincoln's but didn't find any. Bob On Sep 23, 2013, at 12:45 PM,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2 Connecticut Warblers at Lindsay-Parsons

2013-09-28 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I decided to chase the Connecticut warblers this morning as I opted not too yesterday late day. I never hold out hope to find these guys after reports, but I thought I would have nothing to lose as it might be birdie otherwise. Stuart and I birded together after meeting on the drive there. We

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2 screech owls - new yard bird!

2013-10-02 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
My first of the fall Screech Owl was calling in the back yard this morning, just before 5am. What a treat for being awake early. Gary On Oct 1, 2013, at 9:07 AM, Michele Mannella mkmanne...@gmail.commailto:mkmanne...@gmail.com wrote: Around 4 a.m. this morning, I was awoken by the whinny call

[cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ?

2013-10-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I hadn't heard this yet and it isn't good news for our RBA system. RIP OneidaRBA text message system

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Avoiding add texts: New rare bird text alert

2013-10-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I too downloaded the app. which looks good, but I noticed the new messages come in as part of a continuing conversation so don't trigger the new text alert on my iPhone. I'm not sure what's up with that yet. Thanks Jay for riding herd on this, it should be a good system when we get used to

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Avoiding add texts: New rare bird text alert

2013-10-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
of the Settings app and open the GroupMe app. Log out of GroupMe and then log back in Everything should work fine. Gary -Original Message- From: bounce-108936021-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-108936021-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Gary Kohlenberg Sent: Thursday, October 17

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Ibis flew west

2013-10-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
As I was studying the two Ibis at Benning Marsh around 6:15pm a photographer arrived, wiggled his bulk up through the sunroof of the van, slapped down a sandbag , hauled up his giant lens and managed to spook the Ibis away to the west. I didn't see them again , but maybe they will be back in

[cayugabirds-l] Loons

2013-10-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had a late appointment in Aurora this afternoon so I made a quick stop at the boathouse parking lot. One scan across the water not blocked by tree branches yielded 58 C. Loons. I thought I saw a Red-throated Loon in the distance, but wasn't sure because of the poor view. It

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Pheasant

2013-10-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a Ring-necked Pheasant at the Swan Pen. Has anyone else seen one here ? This is definitely a new Ithaca bird for me. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Pheasant

2013-10-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
should have mentioned that there is one BRANT still hanging with the Canadas in the center field grass by the tennis court. Gary On Oct 27, 2013, at 1:40 PM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: There is a Ring-necked Pheasant at the Swan Pen. Has anyone else seen one here ? This is definitely a new

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