[cayugabirds-l] Sunday Montezuma NWR

2013-03-31 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I made a morning trip up to Montezuma today, arriving about 7:30 after looking unsuccessfully for Short-eared Owls up the east side of the lake at dawn. Although the very large concentrations of waterfowl have moved on, there were some impressive numbers of a few species, as noted by Dave

[cayugabirds-l] BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Sapsucker Woods

2013-04-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
A flock of 16 — all BOHEMIANS — outside my office window 3 minutes ago. May have dropped down into trees or shrubs near the beginning of the Wilson Trail on north side of Cornell Lab building. I reached for my phone to try to get at picture and they were gone. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Sapsucker Woods

2013-04-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi, Here are a few more details on my hard-to-believe sighting of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at Sapsucker Woods. I noticed a flock of birds dropping into a bare treetop outside my office window — raising my binoculars I saw that they were waxwings and counted 16. Although they were facing away against

Re: [cayugabirds-l] waxwing photos

2013-04-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Nice, Kevin! That last shot was the angle I had on the flock yesterday evening. At least I wasn't hallucinating! KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 (wk) 607-254-2412 (cell) 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu From:

Re: amazing snow goose decoys in mucklands; was [cayugabirds-l] SFO Saturday: up the lake

2013-04-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Oops. I need to subtract 250 Snow Geese from my East Rd eBird list from last weekend! Sent from my iPhone On Apr 6, 2013, at 7:30 PM, Kevin James McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: I just thought it worth mentioning that someone has an amazing array of Snow Goose decoys deployed out in the

[cayugabirds-l] Sat birding. Barred Owls

2013-04-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Today I birdied along Updike Rd in Danby and was surprised to hear 2 BARRED OWLS calling back and forth spontaneously short after noon - they were in the hemlocks near the start of the seasonal portion off Coddington. Also a circling RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and 2 RAVENS along Updike. At home I

[cayugabirds-l] Long Point Lakewatch

2013-04-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Given the weather and the winds I decided to do a Lakewatch from Long Point State Par, arriving around 8 am. It was almost too windy to stand and look through a scope but I was able to huddle on the lee side of the small lighthouse on the point. I did have two small groups of BONAPARTE'S

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane Vesper Sparrow

2013-04-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Yet another Bluegrass lane experience this evening as my dog and I flushed 8 SNIPE and 10 KILLDEER from the wet field to the west of Bluegrass. We did not go In far enough to see the Vesper Sp. but I did see the pair of AM WIGEON and GREEN-w TEAL that Jay must have flushed. A sky watch on the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bohemians in close at SSW

2013-04-08 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The waxwings are all still there at 5 PM, so it's not too lateŠ. Cloudy so the light isn't as good, but lots of folks have them in view right now. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 (wk) 607-254-2412 (cell)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bohemians in close at SSW

2013-04-08 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 (wk) 607-254-2412 (cell) 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu On 4/8/13 5:03 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: The waxwings are all still there at 5 PM, so it's not too lateŠ. Cloudy so the light isn't

Re: [cayugabirds-l] grebes, warblers, sparrows, snipe, etc.

2013-04-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
In addition to seeing Dave Nutter at the end of the lighthouse jetty, I had nearly identical counts as Dave did from Stewart Park shortly after noon today — only my count of HORNED GREBES was even higher than Dave's, as I counted at least 56 including many along the east shore that Dave might

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden area birds

2013-04-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I decided to hit water and field areas around Dryden this morning. May have missed early morning fallout as 18 DC CORMORANTS were circling away as I arrived. There were 15 HORNED GREBES and 9 PIED BILLEDS were good counts for there. Also 1 COM LOON and 20 or so BUFFLEHEADS. then I had VESPER

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawks, etc.

2013-04-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I'm surprised others haven't posted the results of various sky counts today. Mine started with an adult BROAD-WINGED HAWK circling over the Northeast Ithaca neighborhood, and at least 5 more streaming over as I walked from the parking lots o the Lab of O. Heading out for a late lunch and

[cayugabirds-l] Forsters tern Stewart park

2013-04-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Still 1 adult FORSTERS TERN on bouy off Stewart Park. 6:25 pm Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Forsters tern Stewart park

2013-04-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Also adult COMMON TERN and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL on jetty. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 16, 2013, at 6:27 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: Still 1 adult FORSTERS TERN on bouy off Stewart Park. 6:25 pm Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Binocular Review!

2013-04-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, Here is a heads up that we are soon going to conduct another giant binocular review for Living Bird magazine and web site — we have more than 100 binocular models ready to be reviewed! Jessie Barry and I will be leading the review and writing up the results. As with past optics

[cayugabirds-l] FW: [clo-l] Binocular Review!

2013-05-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi again, The binocular review is on! We are planning on conducting the first sessions this coming Monday and Tuesday, May 6-7, on the back patio at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. As of now, we are planning on holding the review sessions on both days during the Noon hour (12-1PM) and on

[cayugabirds-l] more arrivals; no migrants

2013-05-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
These strange blue skies and steady warm but light breezes do not seem to be producing any visible migrants on the ground. As others have noted, territorial arrivals continue to trickle in, but many local birds are still missing. An early morning watch at Myer's Point today produced zero birds

[cayugabirds-l] Binocular review

2013-05-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
A reminder that we will be conducting a binocular review at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology today at noon and fro 4:30-6:30 this afternoon. A Prothonotary Warbler see this morning by the pond may be some added incentive to head over. Stay tuned for Moore details about tomorrows times. See you

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary warbler

2013-05-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Still present and singing occasionally on boardwalk just south of Lab of Ornithology building at sapsucker woods 11:30 am. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary warbler

2013-05-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The prothonotary warbler is currently working along the north shore of the pond at sapsucker woods. In the bright sun. 2:45 pm. Come look at it and test binoculars at the same time! Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] more binocular review TODAY

2013-05-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, First of all, thank you very much to all the folks who stopped by to test binoculars yesterday afternoon! There's lots more testing to be done, and we will be holding additional review sessions today from Noon-1PM and again from 4:30-6:30 PM — on the patio at the back of the Cornell

Re: [cayugabirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, Pier Rd, Newman Golf Course, Ithaca

2013-05-09 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thanks Dave, In my haste I posted to Cayuga RBA but not the listserv. I heard the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER from the trail in Fuertes Bird Sanctuary on the Stewart Park side (thinking that's where I would have the best chance of finding it), but it was singing clearly from across Fall Creek on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Palmer Woods location

2013-05-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
campus next to the A Lot along Pleasant Grove Road. http://www.cornellplantations.org/gallery/344/maps Mark -Original Message- From: bounce-91602448-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-91602448-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kenneth V. Rosenberg Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:38

[cayugabirds-l] Prairie Warbler, NE Ithaca

2013-05-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
In addition to singing BLACKPOLL, TENNESSEE, and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO on Tareyton Drive in Northeast Ithaca this morning, I found a PRAIRIE WARBLER acting territorial in the open red pine stand east of the Arrowwood Drive medical park, while walking the dog. This habitat patch has always

[cayugabirds-l] Great night flight calls

2013-05-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
One of my best spring listening for night flight calls is happening now - in the past 15 minutes I've heard nearly 50 thrushes (mostly Swainsons), 6 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, AMERICAN BITTERN, SOLITARY and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, etc. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Binocular Review - another chance!

2013-05-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, As Jessie and I are sorting through the data from the review sessions held earlier in May, some surprising, and not-so-surprising top-picks are emerging from among the 100+ binocular models we tested. To help narrow down the field in each price category, and to round out our review on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fallout Potential Finger Lakes tonight

2013-05-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thanks Dave! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On May 21, 2013, at 9:30 PM, david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.commailto:daven1...@yahoo.com wrote: Radar is show very heavy bird echoes

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Great night flight calls

2013-05-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
:19 AM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu wrote: One of my best spring listening for night flight calls is happening now - in the past 15 minutes I've heard nearly 50 thrushes (mostly Swainsons), 6 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, AMERICAN BITTERN, SOLITARY and SPOTTED SANDPIPERS

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Big fallout over Ithaca now

2013-05-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I wish it would stop raining so I can go out and listen! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On May 21, 2013, at 11:11 PM, david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.commailto:daven1...@yahoo.com

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Binocular Review - another chance!

2013-05-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Reminder -- Binocular Review today 4-5:30 PM; back patio, Cornell Lab of Ornithology thanks! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu Begin forwarded message: From: Kenneth V. Rosenberg k

[cayugabirds-l] shorebirds at Montezuma, Grasshopper Sparrow

2013-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The shorebird numbers and habitat at Montezuma are truly spectacular -- I don't remember ever seeing such conditions in spring. I only had time to do Kipp Island and the Wildlife drive this morning, but between those areas I counted more than 1300 DUNLIN, 600 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 250 LEAST

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Barn trillers and species recognition

2013-06-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Suan's post about the mystery triller at Lindsay Parsons (which I guess to be a Yellow-rumped Warbler) prompts me to relate an experience from this morning along the Signal Mountain road through Yellow Barn Forest. I heard several trilling DARK-EYED JUNCOS along this road, and was keeping

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Speaking of Trillers . . . .

2013-06-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I should add that in all the years I spent scouting for the World Series of Birding in New Jersey, in similar mixed hardwood forests at High Point and Stokes State forest, we couldn't buy a junco! Nearly all the trillers there are Chipping Sparrows, even in the deep forest (apparently due to

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole at Sapsucker Woods

2013-06-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Second-year make singing now at parking lot by start if Wilson trail Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler? N Park Preserve to Hammond Hill

2013-06-08 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi Diane The song is a Blackburnian Warbler. It stutters in the middle like a Cerulean but ends by going very high at the end - almost off the audible scale for most of us - rather than ending with a loud zreee The habitat is right for Blackburnian up there As well. Ken Sent from my iPhone

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow, Locke Acadian Fly, etc.

2013-06-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, another belated report on Sunday morning birding. I started pre-6 am at Myer's Point hoping for some late moving shorebirds or terns, but nothing there of interest. I then headed up Salmon Creek Rd., stopping to walk most of the stretch along the FLLT Cerulean Warbler preserve and

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebirds, Least Bittern, etc.

2013-07-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
As Dave Nicosia and Chris T-H have noted, migration is picking up again. I got up to Knox Marsellus Marsh at abound 7:30 Sunday morning and scanned birds from both East Road and Towpath Rd. Shorebird migration is definitely underway, as I counted nearly 200 shorebirds of 9 species on that

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Baird's and more at Montezuma

2013-07-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I decided to head up to Montezuma in the late afternoon, and although the Pelican had long departed, I was able to enjoy the perfect evening lighting (for a change!) as I scanned Knox Marcellus Marsh from East Road. It was a spectacular evening, cool, no mosquitos, beautiful light, tons of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Little Blue Heron - Van Dyne Spoor Rd. MNWR

2013-07-22 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Dave Wheeler was of course the third birder from Syarcuse I met last evening at East Road. I watched 28 Great Egrets head north from Knox-Marcellus to roost somewhere -- I guess you guys found the roost. Now the question is, did we miss the LBHE among the egrets at East Road? Nice Find! KEN

[cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings Myers Point

2013-07-28 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least 6 SANDERLINGS are walking on the gravel beach and spit at Myers this morning- still here at 7 am. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR (Benning Marsh) - Duck ID ?

2013-07-29 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi Jason, Yes, your bird is a molting Ring-necked Duck. There is a single Ring-neck, a bit further along in it's molt into eclipse plumage, at Stewart Park in Ithaca this week as well. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Information on the Myers Point Red Knot in July

2013-08-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Fantastic. Thanks Jay! According to that history our bird should have turned due east to show up again at Monomoy as planned. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Aug 19, 2013, at 12:11 PM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edumailto:jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, I know a lot of us were curious where the

[cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Flycatcher NE Ithaca

2013-09-01 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER is in the pines to the east of the Arrowwood Drive medical park, Northeast Ithaca/Lansing. Could be visible from bend ox Arrowwood. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warblrr NE Ithaca

2013-09-01 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Also a male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER w chickadees and vireos on trail north of Tareyton Park, about halfway to Arrowwood Drive trail. 12:30 pm. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures NE Ithaca

2013-09-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
My lack of motivation today was just rewarded by 2 BLACK VULTURES circling over my house in northeast Ithaca- heading slowly to the northwest. Having been gone the past week, these are my first this year. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged hawks migrating now

2013-09-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The blue sky has brought migrating Broad-winged Hawks over Ithaca. Look up! Ken. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged hawks migrating now

2013-09-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
BLACKPOLL, BAY-BREASTED, MAGNOLIA, NASHVILLE, BLACKBURNIAN, BLACK THROATED GREEN, COM YELLOWTHROAT, and single CHESTNUT SIDED, REDSTART, TENNESSEE, WILSONS, and HOODED. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Sep 14, 2013, at 1:41 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: The blue sky has brought

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Sunday AM

2013-09-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Here's an early report from Montezuma - Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sunday morning, in case anyone is still thinking of going up today. A very large group from Cayiga Bird Club and Audubon were still out on the dike when I left, so I'm sure there will be a full report later. Highlights included a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged hawks migrating now

2013-09-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
-Original Message- From: bounce-107949251-9286...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-107949251-9286...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kenneth V. Rosenberg Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:34 PM To: Kenneth V. Rosenberg Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler Wilson trail sapsucker woods

2013-09-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Right now at edge of pond at beginning is Wilson trail. Dead leaf foraging. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma area (sans the refuge)

2013-10-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
It's pretty amazing that the usual includes 2 white pelicans and 6 sandhill cranes! Ken Sent from my iPhone On Oct 5, 2013, at 8:16 PM, M Miller mmiller...@hotmail.commailto:mmiller...@hotmail.com wrote: Since the refuge is still closed, thought I’d check some other nearby areas.

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday migrants

2013-10-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, Lots of early October migrants around today. Highlights were a WINTER WREN, late EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, and singing BLUE-HEADED VIREO in my yard this morning, and 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS, NASHVILLE, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and many YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nice night flight

2013-10-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Thanks Jay -- heading outside….. Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Oct 5, 2013, at 10:30 PM, Jay McGowan jmcgowa...@gmail.commailto:jmcgowa...@gmail.com wrote: Lots of birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spring-like sounds

2013-10-06 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I forgot to mention that a RUFFED GROUSE was drumming loudly at the power line cut on Updike Rd yesterday mid- day. Always a surprise to hear them in the fall. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Oct 6, 2013, at 7:36 AM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: Out here on Sorry Hunter Hill (West

[cayugabirds-l] Blue grosbeak bluegrass lane 6:15 pm

2013-10-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The BLUE GROSBEAK is giving distinctive pink notes in the corn just sw of where Tom saw it - now it is calling T the horse farm near the small pond. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Big thrush flight

2013-10-14 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Surprisingly big. (for the late date) thrush flight going on right now - mostly Swainsons. Heard Greater Yellowlegs and Green Heron. Big glow from the Cornell stadium - must be awesome there now. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] South End shorebirds

2013-10-26 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At 11:30 the single BRANT had joined the Canada Goose flock and decided to be tame and walk around the parking lots- I got within 20 feet or so. An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL appeared with the many Herring gulls that were dropping out of the sky onto the lake- presumably arriving from the

[cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed Duck, Dunlin East Shore Park

2013-10-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
This afternoon I scanned the Cayuga Lake for awhile from East Shore Park. Very little of note, but I did pick up a fast flying flock of about 10 smallish gray and white shorebirds flying down the lake, which I took to be DUNLIN. Leading this flock was a larger black and white bird, which was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca area birds (interesting gulll; Yellow Warbler)

2013-10-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Wow, very interesting gull! Yellow Warblers seem to like that box store canal area, as that is where one lingered through the early winter a few years back, until a mid-January freeze. Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park shorebirds

2013-10-31 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
good work, Jay -- I'm glad somebody's doing that :) Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Oct 31, 2013, at 10:12 AM, Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edumailto:jw...@cornell.edu wrote: Not

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's Point, skywatching

2013-11-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Lots of birds migrating today! I spent a couple of hours (7-9ish) at Myer's Point this morning -- Jay McGowan was there before I got there and after I left, so he will have more complete list. Birds were moving virtually everywhere we looked -- not huge numbers but good diversity and fairly

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma ibises

2013-11-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I agree that these are two very different birds. It looks like the second bird was seen and photographed until Nov 6th -- do we know if the bird seen today is the same as that one? KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

[cayugabirds-l] Wegman's: look up too!

2013-11-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I ended up stopping twice today at Ithaca's new birding hotspot, the canal area by Wegman's. First, around noon, I checked the canal areas further north and the west side of the trailer park across the canal -- some active feeders but nothing unusual in those areas. But looking up into the

[cayugabirds-l] late cold Chipping Sparrow, Catbird

2013-11-24 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Before heading out of town at mid-day for the holidays, I noted the lingering CHIPPING SPARROW under my feeders at home, and a lingering GRAY CATBIRD on the trail east of Arrowwood Drive -- one of two I found last week feeding on the plentiful poison ivy and other berries in the understory of

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2013-12-16 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Two Oregon Juncos and other recent highlights

2013-12-17 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
[Clearly something happened to by CayugaBirds post last night -- this is what I had meant to send] In the past 3 days I've found two OREGON JUNCOS - the very rare western form of Dark-yed Juno -- near Groton on Booth Rd. on the Cortland CBC on Saturday, and this morning on Doolittle Rd in the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Two Oregon Juncos and other recent highlights

2013-12-17 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Junco from the Montezuma CBC (and will clean up my eBird checklist and flickr site). KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Dec 17, 2013, at 9:42 AM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k

[cayugabirds-l] weekend birds, hunting pressure

2013-12-29 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I birded at East Shore Park on Saturday mid-day, and at Stewart Park this morning -- I must say that I have never seen so much hunting pressure at the south end of the lake. I want to say clearly that I am not against legal duck hunting in well managed areas (and I buy a Migratory Bird Stamp to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Basin list dilemma

2014-01-08 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Well given that every pheasant in the basin probably originated in a pen, I don't see why we wouldn't count one that was flying back in. Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Jan 8,

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl Freeville yes

2014-01-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Right now perched on fence post in field northwest of Ed Hill Rd X 38. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl Freeville

2014-01-10 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Owl is nw of Ed Hill rd and Fall Creek Rd- 366. Same place as yesterday just north if Freeville. Sorry. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] More Snowies

2014-02-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
For those traveling out of Syracuse, a very white SNOWY OWL was sitting on the Park N Ride'sign just south of the Tully exit in 81; and another is now visible sitting on an orange wind sock outside the passenger terminal at Syracuse airport. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] lansing roadside birding

2014-02-09 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
This morning I drove several roads in Lansing, looking for open country birds. Highlights were on Buck Rd: at #648, west of Van Nostrand Rd., I was surprised to see a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER hanging on a frozen apple in the crown of a heavily laden tree -- it eventually dropped off and flew

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon continues

2014-03-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
the male EURASIAN WIGEON was still on the ice edge at the SW corner of Cayuga Lake at about 12:30 today -- behaving much as Ben reported, walking up on the ice and not associating with the American Wigeons nearby. Difficult looks through the trees from Rt. 89, but a beautiful bird. KEN Ken

Re: [cayugabirds-l] I too see the Snow geese

2014-03-21 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
During a noon-hour meeting at the Lab of Ornithology, flocks passed by the window continuously -- Marshall Iliff dutifully counted roughly 18,800 birds passing in that hour! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant goose and other migration

2014-03-22 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I decided to check the migration from Mt. Pleasant today between 10:30 and 12:30. Flocks of geese filled the sky in every direction, but not as concentrated as yesterday's mid-day movement. I suspect that I missed much of the movement, especially of Snows as many flocks passed over as I headed

[cayugabirds-l] Golden eagle over Lab of O

2014-04-01 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
An adult GOLDEN EAGLE just circled over the Lab of Ornithology with a group of Turkey Vultures -- seen from my office window at 12:15. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark

2014-04-02 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least three MEADOWLARKS back singing at the Ithaca airport this morning. Lots of early morning migrant flocks of blackbirds and robins and several flyover PURPLE FINCHES. At least 70 SONG SPARROWS singing and in flocks along the roads sides. Also 6 WOODCOCK calling in the predawn. Ken Sent

[cayugabirds-l] First Broad-wings

2014-04-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
After scanning the sky off and on all day , including over an hour at Mt Pleasant w hardly any birds, we just saw the first two BROAD-WINGED HAWKS migrating very high over my house in northeast Ithaca. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] House Wren

2014-04-20 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
First HOUSE WREN just started singing in my Ithaca yard. No migrating hawks yet. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Spotted Sandpiper Stewart park

2014-04-25 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
this morning I had my first SPOTTED SANDPIPER by the swan pen at Stewart Park. Nothing much else besides a few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS. On Tuesday I had a migrant FIELD SPARROW there, which flew up into a bush and sang a few weak songs. In both days there was an

[cayugabirds-l] Palm Warblers at Stewart Park

2014-05-05 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Yesterday afternoon, I saw at least 4 PALM WARBLERS at the swan pen at Stewart Park -- 3 were dull Western Palm Warblers and 1 was a very bright Eastern Palm Warbler, making for an excellent comparison of these two taxa that might someday constitute a new split. These were hunkering from the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] playback tapes

2014-05-12 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi all, I'm very glad that John Confer weighed in with a scientist's perspective on the use of playback, as this perspective is rarely heard in this oft-debated topic. I agree with John completely that the use of playback to attract birds, even during the breeding season, has little if any

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Etna, NY - Night Flight 5/26-5/27

2014-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Just listening by ear in my front yard between 10:45-11:30 last night, I had a similar composition of birds: 43 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 3 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, plus 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412

[cayugabirds-l] Thrush flight

2014-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
There is an insane number of thrushes passing over Northeast Ithaca right now- my biggest spring flight I think. Over 80 Swainsons and 30 Gray-cheeked in the first 20 minutes if listening. Ken Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Night flight over Northeast Ithaca. 206 tarreyton dr. -- May 27, 2014

2014-05-27 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
kenrosenberg May 27, 2014 206 tarreyton dr. Nocturnal Flight Call protocol 0 km 55 Minutes Observers: 1 All birds reported? Yes Comments: Nocturnal flight call protocol. Awesome listening- my best spring thrush flight. 1 Spotted Sandpiper -- Loud and low flying 12 Black-billed Cuckoo --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] unusual song for downtown Ith

2014-06-07 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
At least a few Yellowthroats have been migrating later than I would have thought- on June 2nd just before midnight, one of the 3 migrants I heArd was a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT bursting into full song low overhead. They have never been local breeders in my neighborhood, and in fact this was only the

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo flight calling

2014-07-03 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
— as described previously by Christ T-H and much earlier by Bill Evans. Strange birds. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian terns at Myers Point

2014-07-28 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
An impressive 30 CASPIAN TERNS waiting out the rainstorm at Myers Point. Only one juvenile among them. The only shorebirds I can find are two LEAST SANDPIPERS. KEN Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SEDGE WREN report, 14 Aug, Montezuma NWR

2014-08-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
a rough count of 58 just as a hard blowing rain began to fall, and our birding was over. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Aug 15, 2014, at 4:38 AM, Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls

2014-08-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Betwee 12 and 12:30 I had a fairly steady flight but the birds were very high up and calls were faint- I counted 22 VEERY, 11 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, 1 CANADA WARBLER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and about 20 unidentified warbler notes. Overall not too different from what Chris T-H heard last

[cayugabirds-l] Com Nighthawks over Sapsucker Woods

2014-08-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Three NIGHTHAWKS flew south over the Cornell Lab of Ornithology parking lots at about 6:20 PM — I see that others are reporting nighthawks this evening as well on eBird. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell: 607-342-4594 k

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Com Nighthawks over Sapsucker Woods

2014-08-19 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
In addition to the very large number Chris Wood just reported, I had another single COMMON NIGHTHAWK fly over my house about 7:30 this evening — only the second one ever from my yard. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology Office: 607-254-2412 cell

[cayugabirds-l] WILLET Myers Point now

2014-08-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Giving close views along with a SANDERLING now - 5:30 pm Sent from my iPhone -- 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] WILLET Myers Point now

2014-08-23 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
I did send this post at 5:30 as I was watching the bird- don't know why it didn't arrive until 2 hours later. Sorry about that. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Aug 23, 2014, at 7:22 PM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: Giving close views along with a SANDERLING now - 5:30 pm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SABINE'S GULL @ Stewart Park

2014-09-13 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
The SABINES GULL is still sitting on the water off Stewart Park at 4:20 pm - actually closer than it's been all day, with Ring-billed gulls. Ken Sent from my iPhone On Sep 13, 2014, at 12:46 PM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu wrote: Juv SABINE'S GULL on water from

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [nfc-l] Thursday: Night Flight in Northeast

2014-09-18 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Just had about 200 thrushes (mostly Swainsons but also many Gray-cheeked and Wood Thrush) over my house in Northeast Ithaca in a 45 min count - also 12 Green Herons and an Am Bittern Ken Sent from my iPhone On Sep 18, 2014, at 9:41 PM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Jaeger at Myers

2014-09-30 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
With power out at work and hard rain falling, naturally I headed to Myers Point. Several hundred RING-BILLED GULLS were gathering on the spit, along with a small number of HERRING GULLS and 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. As the rain abated, all the gulls took off and disappeared up the lake. A

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoter, Great Egret

2014-10-09 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
When I was watching the Cattle Egrets on Stevenson Rd about 9:30., I spotted an egret circling up high with the vultures — it turned out to be a GREAT EGRET, which then flew off to the northwest. Likely the same bird that appeared at Stewart Park soon after. KEN Kenneth V. Rosenberg

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