[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Gulls

2010-03-02 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I made a brief stop at Stewart Park around 4:30. With all the Ring-billed, Herring and Great Blacked-backed Gulls there was one adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and one juvenile Iceland Gull at a nice not-to-far distance. Happy getting close to spring birding, Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Mucklands Snow Geese

2010-03-12 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
This afternoon I was finally able to find a large flock of SNOW GEESE at the south end of the mucklands. Over the 2 hours I watched this flock it grew to 45,000 birds as more came in from the north. The flock periodically rose to circle as BALD EAGLES flew over. I was able to find one ROSS'S

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe at Chimney Bluffs, 4PM Wends.

2010-03-17 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
With beautiful calm, sunny weather I was able to find the Western Grebe this afternoon, Wednesday, at 4 PM. It was straight out from the parking area, swimming, snoozing and preening. Over about an hour it swam leisurely west until it was behind the bluff. I was able to pick it up again by

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Rusty Blackbird

2010-03-19 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I saw one Rusty Blackbird on the Wilson trail yesterday afternoon. I think this was been previously reported, but he's still hanging around by the footbridge at the intersection. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Rd. Pectoral Sandpipers and a possible Baird's

2010-03-28 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
Ann and I found 21 Pectoral Sandpipers on Armitage Rd. I think Bob first reported some there on Friday. One Sandpiper was clearly different. The only candidate that seemed to fit is a Baird's Sandpiper. Unfortunately when we relocated to get a better look they picked up and moved farther out.

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [hawkcast] Golden Eagle efforts

2010-03-29 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I didn't know if this would reach CayugaBirds. I thought it would be of interest to many. Gary From: hawkc...@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hawkc...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tom Salo Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 10:33 AM To: hawkc...@yahoogroups.com Subject: [hawkcast] Golden Eagle efforts In

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush

2010-04-21 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I heard my first Yellow-rumped Warbler singing yesterday in Shindagen Hollow. He had nice bright plumage, very handsome. Gary -Original Message- From: bounce-5620813-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5620813-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of bob mcguire Sent: Wednesday,

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow BW Warbler

2010-04-21 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
It's like fishing. When you anchor your boat everybody motors on over to see what you're catching. I'm enjoying learning more about Steve Fast's backyard. :) Gary -Original Message- From: bounce-5621828-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5621828-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Thrushapalooza

2010-04-21 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I stopped by the Lab, after work today, hoping to catch the last of Mark's morning Thrushapalooza on the East trail. I was able to see two very shy HERMIT THRUSHES , my first of the year. By the power line there were many WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS scratching in the leaves. One whistle sounded

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart/Myer's Pt. Swallows

2010-04-25 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I spent mid-day today watching swallows on the lake and was rewarded with a, very rare for me, swallow sweep. A Purple Martin was at Stewart Park with Tree, Rough-winged and Barn Swallows. Myer's Point held hundreds of swallows including the previously mentioned 2 Cliff Swallows, Bank, Barn,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] swallows and terns

2010-04-26 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I was wondering about the Cliff Swallows. I also noticed they seemed to range farther out over the water and especially much higher up. Sometime very high and then dive down in bigger loops. Gary -Original Message- From: bounce-5657314-3493...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Merlin

2010-05-03 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
While birding Sunday at Comstock Knoll, on the Cornell campus, I heard a Merlin calling loudly very close by. I couldn't see it because of the trees, but maybe it's nesting nearby. Happy birding, Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Orioles

2010-05-20 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
Hi all, Last Sunday, the 16th, Susan, Ann and I birded up the lake. We didn't post, but people may be interested in our Orchard Oriole sightings. On Myers Point Rd. where it crosses the RR tracks the apartment house on the right hosted two nesting pairs or Orchard Orioles. One

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Warbler low on Hammond Hill; winged warbler singing like Golden-winged at Park Preserve

2010-05-25 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
Hi Stuart, On Saturday, I also heard and saw the Blue-winged Warbler singing the Golden-winged Warbler song. I have to admit to a couple of minutes of elevated pulse rate until the singer was revealed. Gary -Original Message- From: bounce-5880053-3493...@list.cornell.edu

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons (FLLT SBQ), Sun 5/30

2010-05-30 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
After a very nice walk with Mark's large birding group at Lindsay Parsons I decided to climb the ridge in Danby State Forest. Following in the footsteps of Dave, Susan and Ann I had hopes of hearing or seeing Worm-eating Warblers. I wasn't disappointed. Sitting, ( or more accurately bracing

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit still at Montezuma, Sunday

2010-06-06 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
This morning, 7:15, Ann Mitchell and I were at Montezuma to finally find the Hudsonian Godwit in the same area as has been reported. Unfortunately for Dave and Susan it also was able to pull the disappearing act that frustrated Susan and I twice yesterday. The torrential rain made for damp

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Plovers

2010-08-06 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I was able to find 4 Black-bellied Plover on Towpath this afternoon. Thanks to Joe for posting , because I was able to hear one giving its whistling call as it flew by. I'm not sure if it was an additional one or of the original group. There was also a group of five Sandhill Cranes. Four were

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, Montezuma, Yes

2010-09-08 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
Ann Mitchell and I watched the Franklin's Gull in the same area until dusk. We couldn't verify the Ruff or Knot because of distance and low light. We couldn't find the Little Blue Heron at May's Point. We checked other likely spots with no luck. It could easily still be there just behind the

[cayugabirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk behavior on EHRW trail

2010-09-12 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
Hi all, I birded the East Hill Rec. trail this morning. It was very birdie, but there were no large flocks of migrants. I did see my first RUBY CROWNED KINGLETS of the fall with a few MAGNOLIA WARBLERS, CHESTNUT-SIDED, C. YELLOWTHROAT, PHILADELPHIA and WARBLING VIREOS, BROWN

[cayugabirds-l] Freeze Rd. Gardens Sunday

2010-09-27 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I was in the gardens for a few hours Sunday in the late morning. The diversity of birds is fun and interesting. I was able to see: Song Savanna Chipping House Field LINCOLN'S White-throated Sparrows Indigo Bunting House Wren Ruby-throated Hummingbird Common Yellowthroat Ravens Red-tailed Hawks

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods

2010-10-09 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I spent an enjoyable half day on the trails, mostly the Dryden side, at the Lab today. Some of my best views and most exciting birds were: Gray-cheeked Thrush, East trail toward barn. Wood Thrush Rusty Blackbirds, Timmy's walk and feeder garden Ruby-crowned Kinglets, many Golden-crowned

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Mallards

2010-10-18 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
There are a goodly number of Mallards lately at Stewart Park. The strong north winds keep them close to shore. I would think someone good with hybrids could find at least one Mallard/Black Duck hybrid in the group. Location: Stewart Park, Ithaca Observation date: 10/18/10 Notes: 50

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egret, Stewart Park and Treman

2010-10-27 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
While at Stewart Park, around 4:30, a Cattle Egret flew down the shore, from the east, circled Treman Marina a few times before landing. I drove over to the marina and found him perched on the docks just north of the restroom building. Stuart Krasnoff joined me and took some

[cayugabirds-l] Plantations Phoebe

2010-11-03 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
On my walk around the Plantations Arboretum late yesterday afternoon. I had one very clean looking E. Phoebe. It seems like it's getting late for them. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Pacific Loon at Sheldrake Pt. Sunday

2010-11-07 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
I birded along Sheldrake in hopes of finding the Pacific Loon this afternoon. The water was calm and beautiful for long distance scanning. There were few, wildly scattered birds until I got to Sheldrake Park. By the red lighted buoy was a line of feeding Loons and Gulls with a couple

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [Cny-naturalhistory] Summer Tanager in Cortland - Yes

2010-11-09 Thread James G. Kohlenberg
Hi all, I had a brief view of the Summer Tanager, in a bare deciduous tree, behind Bill's neighbors house at 4:15 pm today. From the corner of Highland and Gothic the tree was 3 houses down Gothic St on the same side as Bill's house. She briefly hawked for some unseen insects ? I first saw