Re: [cayugabirds-l] Greater White-fronted Goose - Lansing

2010-02-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I finally located the Greater White-fronted Goose on the rocky beach east of Lagoda Point around noon. It was fast asleep, but easy to pick out along the shoreline. On Saturday, I saw and adult ICELAND GULL and an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL among the 600+ HERRINGs on the ice at Stewart

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin in Caroline

2010-02-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hmm. I have had only one very sporadic goldfinch visitor all winter at my feeders here in Northeast Ithaca. Today, during the continuous snowfall, there WAS a mixed flock of 40 CEDAR WAXWINGS, 30 ROBINS, 10 STARLINGS, and 6 HOUSE FINCHES moving around the trees in my neighborhood. The robins

[cayugabirds-l] A few lunchtime raptors

2010-03-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Having been away and missing the first spectacular push of spring migration over Ithaca, I was eager to get out at lunchtime for some sky-watching today - with Tom Schulenberg. We were surprised how quiet and empty the sky was at that time, but we did see 2 dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Pk. Mallard mixed pair

2010-03-13 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This cream-colored Mallard has been at Stewart Park off and on for several years. I don't recall seeing it on careful counts of Mallards this winter, so I wonder if it has migrated and returned here. I first recall seeing it during summer 2008 (I think), when all the shorebirds were on the

[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon at Myers Point, other local birds

2010-04-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This morning I was at Myer's Point from about 6:45 AM. It was very un-birdy, with no migrants evident on the light north winds. The most interesting bird was a basic-plumaged RED-THROATED LOON that I first saw very far to the north along the east shore (and difficult to i.d. At 60X) - it was

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle over Lab of O

2010-04-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, An immature GOLDEN EAGLE just now (3:55 PM) circled fairly low over the Lab of Ornithology, visible briefly but fairly low over my office window, before disappearing over the building out of view. Without Meena as an office neighbor, such sightings are very rare these days Not bad

[cayugabirds-l] More Saturday migrants

2010-05-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Wow, what a day! My main contribution to the migration stories is from my early morning trip to Mt. Pleasant (although not as early as Tom!) to view morning flight at my favorite spot at the base of the radio tower road across from the woodlot with spruces. I was there from 6-8 am and had a

[cayugabirds-l] Blackpoll Stewart Park

2010-05-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Sorry for the late post, but at 7:45 this morning there was a singing male BLACKPOLL WARBLER at the swan pen at Stewart Park, Ithaca. Not sure if I'd seen that one posted. There also was a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER putting the finishing touches ia a nest in an overhanging willow. KEN \'

[cayugabirds-l] Yard migrants

2010-05-08 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
As others have reported, birds seem to be moving through in good numbers today. This morning, there were MAGNOLIA WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT singing in the back yard and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS. In the afternoon, just as the first gusty storm was hitting, there were 10

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers and Sapsucker Woods, Sun 5/9

2010-05-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I also was hoping for some storm-related birds, but got a later start to Myer's. The SNOW GOOSE was still sitting on the spit with Canadas, but no terns or other goodies. At Stewart Park, there were hundreds of swallows on the lake, mostly BARN with many TREE and a few BANK and ROUGH-WINGED -

[cayugabirds-l] Mississippi Kite over Ithaca Monday 2:45 PM

2010-05-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi All, After seeing Chris and Jessie's Yellow-throated Warbler in the hot afternoon, and joking about all the kites that must be flying over today, I plopped down in a lawn chair in my front yard (Northeast Ithaca) for a sky watch - Amazingly, among the 3 raptors I saw in about 20 minutes was

[cayugabirds-l] Nocturnal migrants still moving

2010-05-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Given the extraordinary birds that were still obviously moving by day today, I was please that many birds were still migrating tonight. For 30 minutes beginning at 10:45, I heard about 25 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 5 GRAY-CHEAKED THRUSH, 1 VEERY (Low, loud, definite), 3 WOOD THRUSH, 2 BLACK-BILLED and

[cayugabirds-l] Mid-summer yard birds

2010-07-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
It is always intriguing to me how many birds are moving around during this mid-summer period. In the last few days I have had some interesting birds in and over my suburban yard - indicating both early fall migration and birds most likely moving around between first and second broods. On

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma info?

2010-07-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I am finally getting to make it up to Montezuma with the family this afternoon (Saturday), and I am wondering if anyone's been birding up there in the past few days? Some specific questions: Is the East Rd/Towpath impoundment still filled with shorebirds, or has that changed? Where

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma area 31 July

2010-07-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks Tom! Heading up soon KEN On 7/31/10 12:35 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edu wrote: Cayugabirders, I checked only a few of the good spots around Montezuma this morning, but ended up seeing neat birds anyway. What is likely the same Prothonotary Warbler found a few weeks ago is

[cayugabirds-l] More Montezuma Sat Aug 7.

2010-08-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I too went up to Montezuma today, arriving just as David's party was leaving I guess. I spent several hours around the Knox Marcellus impoundment, from Towpath and East Rds and finally walking in on both the grassy impoundment on the north side, and then on the east side in the late afternoon.

[cayugabirds-l] More night flight over Ithaca

2010-09-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I was only able to listen for a short while last night, between 12:45 and 1 AM, but there were many calls over my house in northeast Ithaca - and the ratio seemed different from what Jay reported. In 15 minutes, I estimated 40 VEERIES, only 5 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, and one clear

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More night flight over Ithaca

2010-09-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In spite of the steady drizzle, I heard about 70 thrush-like calls over my house in 30 minutes between 11:20 and 11:50 PM tonight. At least half sounded like classic VEERY to me, but many of the rest were probably ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK. I only heard 3-4 calls that seemed typical for SWAINSON'S

[cayugabirds-l] dawn flight and Montezuma

2010-09-19 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I got up very early this morning to head up to Montezuma, but barely made it out of my driveway, as hundreds of thrushes were descending from nocturnal migration. I counted about 200 thrush calls in 15 minutes starting at 6:10 AM -- more than half were SWAINSON'S THRUSH, also many ROSE-BREASTED

[cayugabirds-l] Yard migrants Saturday

2010-10-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Lots of birds moving through and over my yard this morning, and I added quite a few yard birds for the year. Highlights were a single DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (over, not in), 2 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 6+ PURPLE FINCHES, and an imm. SHARP-SHINNED HAWK that sparred with a flock of

[cayugabirds-l] still thrushes moving

2010-10-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Tonight (11:15) I heard quite a few thrushes migrating over my house (last night it was mostly Savannah Sparrows) -- in 30 minutes I counted 5 GRAY-CHEEKED, 12 SWAINSON'S, 2 WOOD, and several of the clearest HERMIT THRUSH calls I've heard with the naked ear. Also an odd inflected call that may

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle over Ithaca

2010-10-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A bit of yard-watching on this glorious Saturday payed off when an adult GOLDEN EAGLE circled through my patch of sky, accompanied by a line of migrating TURKEY VULTURES. Other highlights were a single PINE SISKIN, sev. PURPLE FINCHES, a flock of GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pacific Loon reported from Dean's Cove

2010-10-10 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
seabamirum, is none other than Tim Lenz, as apparent from the next post. Ken Rosenberg Director of Conservation Science Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Oct 10, 2010, at 9:12 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: This evening at 6:10pm there was a message

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Saturday

2010-11-13 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Greetings, I stopped by Stewart Park in the early afternoon and enjoyed the large numbers of birds along the calm and balmy lakeshore. Highlights were a flock of 25-30 BUFFLEHEAD, 14 RUDDY DUCKS, a single RED-BREASTED MERGANSER in the inlet, plus 2 MOCKINGBIRDS and a calling WINTER WREN at the

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow at feeders

2010-12-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I was very surprised to see a very red FOX SPARROW under my feeder in northeast Ithaca this morning. A late record and one of the few I've had in my suburban yard. Like others I've had a single AM TREE SPARROW for the past few days -- also surprisingly uncommon in my yard -- and two

[cayugabirds-l] Rusty Blackbirds, more Snow Buntings, etc.

2010-12-10 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Today, I saw 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at the bend of Sapsucker Woods Rd, near the Lab's bird feeding garden -- apparently they were seen yesterday as well. Also in that area was a flock of at least 50 HOUSE FINCHES (the largest flock I have seen in several years), and about 10 WAXWINGS -- all Cedars.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Count Weekl summary so far

2010-12-29 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Just one bird to add -- a single GREAT BLUE HERON in the thawed Ithaca Relief channel near Lowe's in Ithaca today, with about 60 Mallards. I did not scope the ducks further along the canals for possible GW Teal or others, but this can be a birdy pace on count day. KEN Ken Rosenberg Director

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Owl Prowl, Avoiding duplication

2010-12-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi John, thanks for sharing this very ambitious route -- hopefully it will inspire others to get out owling (and don't save it for the second evening as it is likely to rain). I often try for the Barred and Screech on Sapsucker Woods Rd., so I will avoid these and try for others. good luck!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora bluffs Redhead

2011-01-14 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Great, thanks Gary -- we'll be counting up there tomorrow. Ken Rosenberg Director of Conservation Science Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Jan 14, 2011, at 2:09 PM, J. Gary Kohlenberg wrote: Driving through Aurora today there is a large raft

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SW corner Cayuga Lake waterfowl

2011-01-29 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Sorry for this very late post, but on Wednesday (26th) the lake was like glass and I did a thorough scan from East Shore Park in the afternoon. A pair of LONG-TAILED DUCKS (one stunning adult male) and 6 HORNED GREBES were far out but clearly visible in the middle of the lake to the north. Two

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2011-01-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Marla, On the Cortland Christmas Bird Count on December 18, we found a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the St. Anthony's cemetery on the hill above town of Groton. It was an immature bird that was still fairly brownish and had a white throat (female). I'm wondering if you are near there and if

[cayugabirds-l] Sat. PM yard migrants

2011-03-12 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I didn't get outside today until late afternoon (4 PM) but did an hour of skywatching from my back deck -- and caught the tail end of today's migration. Best bird was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL among scattered HERRING and many RING-BILLED GULLS -- not sure if these were migrants or late

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] big night flight tonight

2011-09-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks Bill. I did hear a few typical Lincoln's/Swamp sparrow dts but was not confident enough to report. If there were that few Black-throated Blues, I'm curious what most of the abrupt tsip notes might have been? There were certainly way fewer of what I would consider typical buzzy

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] another large flight over Ithaca

2011-09-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
, Mike Michael Lanzone mlanz...@gmail.com On Sep 22, 2011, at 11:23 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg k...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, Yet another massive flight over Ithaca tonight -- in fact one of the largest flight I can remember over my house. I did a 30 minute count BETWEEN 10:30

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raptor migration over Danby

2011-04-20 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I also had high-flying birds over my house in Ithaca this afternoon -- 5 BROAD-WINGS, 1 OSPREY, 1 TV, 15 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, and 1 COMMON LOON. The raptors were all streaming towards the NE but the cormorants and loon started out due north and then veered visibly towards the west -- it

[cayugabirds-l] Palm too at Swan Pen

2011-04-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Actually, there was a third warbler at the Swan Pen this afternoon -- a yellow (Eastern) PALM WARBLER. Have all the Palms reported there recently been Eastern Palms? New arrivals in the yard today were 3 male PURPLE FINCHES, 2 singing RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, and an increasing number of

[cayugabirds-l] more yard birds

2011-04-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hoping that a few of the VERY early spring arrivals might trickle through my yard, I was out during the sunny period early this morning -- it was fairly quiet except for the songs of PURPLE FINCH, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and KINGLETS. As usual, there were a few interesting flyovers -- a pair

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point Friday AM (and comment on spruces)

2011-05-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I arrived at Myers about 6:30 AM to find The park closed -- high water has covered the spit and parts of the marina, and apparently they were unable to keep cars from driving off the roadways and ruining the lawns. May be closed for the next few days at least. I got close to the shore and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-faced Ibis, Stewart Park

2011-05-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I checked around 3 PM with no luck either -- did anyone see them depart or relocate? No Moorhen for me, but 48 BONAPARTE'S GULLS on the flooded golf course were nice, plus singing WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and lingering PALM WARBLER. The remnant raft of ducks off Stewart had 2 male REDHEAD, 6

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday birding, Yellow-throated Warbler details

2011-05-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I apologize for the late post, and thank Tom Schulenberg for posting my YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER from near the Ithaca Airport. It's about time for me to figure out how to post to the list from my phone, and to receive rare-bird alert text messages such as White-faced Ibis, which I drove

Re: [cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-05-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Wow. I was hoping that with all the activity in nearby Sapsucker Woods, I would get at least a trickle of warblers in my yard -- but no. A few migrants have stopped by, including a che-beking LEAST FLYCATCHER, briefly singing SCARLET TANAGER and RED-EYED VIREO, and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS

[cayugabirds-l] Migration Celebration at Lab of Ornithology Saturday

2011-05-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I just wanted to extend a personal invitation to all CayugaBirders to check out this year's Migration Celebration event at the Cornell Lab or Ornithology -- Saturday May 14, between 10 AM and 3 PM. As one of hundreds of events throughout the Western Hemisphere to celebrate

[cayugabirds-l] Some new Thursday birds

2011-05-12 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A surprise in the yard this morning was a late migrant BLUE-HEADED VIREO -- 2 singing SCARLET TANAGERS, and 2 lingering a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were also nice, but still no warblers. On an early morning cruise behind the Ithaca airport, new patch birds included a singing BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO

[cayugabirds-l] Friday yard birds

2011-05-13 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
some soft zeeps alerted me to a stunning male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and MAGNOLIA WARBER feeding quietly side by side in my backyard spruces -- a female BAY-BREAST was nearby. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER gave at least two rounds of chu-weee calls from a neighbor's yard. A female-type INDIGO

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday Ithaca airport

2011-05-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I birded behind the Ithaca airport again this morning, both before and during the steady light rain. Pretty different mix of warblers than nearby Sapsucker Woods, especially as I neither saw nor heard any Blackpoll Warblers, whereas TENNESSEE WARBLERS were vocal and moving in many spots -- most

[cayugabirds-l] migrant fallout on Tareyton Drive!

2011-05-20 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
As others have noted -- today there was a major fallout of migrants -- the best I've seen locally in many years. I was first alerted to the action by an early morning text from my newest neighbor, Jy McGowan -- thanks Jay! For about an hour starting at 6:30 AM, waves of migrants, including

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandpiper Smackdown

2011-05-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi Caroline, First, Orchard Oriole is a good bird at Sapsucker Woods, although there have been other sightings in recent years -- was this a pair of birds that you encountered? Both Alder and Willow Flycatchers breed in the shrubby areas behind the Ithaca airport, and up towards Lansing and

[cayugabirds-l] Nighthawks, Pewee

2011-05-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This evening I drove around behind the Ithaca airport in hopes of seeing COMMON NIGHTHAWK -- between 8:50 and 9 PM I observed at least 3 calling and feeding birds over the ponds on Neimi Road. Success! Back at home today, a singing EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, and still 1 singing BLACKPOLL WARBLER,

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's flyby Whimbrels, Turnstones, etc.

2011-05-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
It seeming a perfect morning for migrating shorebirds, I got out to Myer's Point at 5:45. The nice and clean gravel spit provides very little cover for birds now, and nothing of interest was among the sorry-looking over-summering gulls. I decided to stay and do a watch on the lake, however, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 9 Whimbrels MNWR

2011-05-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I guess that means there were 3 or 4 in the flock that I only heard coming over Myer's. Ken Rosenberg Director of Conservation Science Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On May 27, 2011, at 11:22 AM, D.M.Kennedy wrote: 10:45 New AutoLoop

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warblers

2011-05-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I should add that we did observe the north-side male entering a cavity in a rotted stump about 30 ft. in from the road (and sing from the top of this snag), so they are definitely thinking about breeding -- of course it will take a prospecting female to make this happen. Ken Rosenberg

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothontaries -- Yes

2011-06-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This is a strange series of events. Having been a little confused by the bridges on Armitage Rd myself on Sunday, I wonder if there is the possibility of these being two separate spots? 3 calling Acadian FCs would seem to be hard to miss by all the other Prothonotary seekers, and vice versa

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Another Dickcissel!! - 5 October 2011 - Etna, NY

2011-10-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
When I finally got outside last night around 11 PM, birds were coming over, but they were high and faint. In 40 minutes, I counted about 45 thrush calls -- only 3-4 WOOD THRUSH and the rest SWAINSON's; no Gray-cheeked -- and about 60 zeeet notes. I believe I identified several each of Common

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins are like potato chips...except in Sapsucker Woods today

2011-10-06 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'm glad Wes beat me to the punch, but this morning I had at least two PINE SISKINS flying over my house calling -- I heard them several times and had the impression they were local birds moving about rather than multiples migrating overhead, but could have been wrong. So, at least there were

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Willet at Fair Haven, Sunday, July 3rd

2011-07-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a very similar experience on Saturday evening, July 2, but over in Presque Isle SP on Lake Erie -- while vacationing with my family I spotted a WILLET with some Ring-billed Gulls on one of the swimming beaches. I'm pretty sure mine was an adult bird, so not the same individual but part of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] northeast notes: NESP on Bluegrass Lane, northeast Ithaca

2011-10-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Awesome Tom. I walked my dog there yesterday, but had to avoid the wetter spots. I had 2 VESPER SPARROWs in the dry area just to the west of the taller switchgrass. flyover PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, BLUEBIRD, as well as calling WINTER WREN and visual HERMIT THRUSH in my yard this morning. Ah,

[cayugabirds-l] Myer's, late migrants, Bluegrass Nelson's

2011-10-23 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I started out this morning at Myer's Point. The lake was surprisingly quiet, although a small flock of BRANT finally came down the lake about an hour after I arrived. A BONAPARTE'S GULL circling around the spit and single female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and GREEN-WINGED TEAL were about the only

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [Free Outdoors] Aurora now

2011-10-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Darn, I saw these emails way too late -- when I went out at 10:45 it had mostly clouded over to the north and west and couldn't make out any aurora from the city glow. I did see about the brightest shooting star I've ever seen, though -- at 10:56 in the eastern sky -- it was so big and bright

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane pipits

2011-10-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, while we were walking our dog along the fields off Bluegrass Lane, there were few sparrows, but a flock of at least 200 AMERICAN PIPITS came by -- passing overhead in a loose, constantly calling flock from west to east. A river of pipits as Anne called it. KEN

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thayer's Gull

2011-12-10 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yes, what could be a better way to spend a sunny December Saturday than sorting through immature gulls on piles of steaming garbage. The THAYER'S was surprisingly easy to pick out and keep track of, thanks to the excellent photos posted by Chris Wood on eBird that formed our search image. After

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl in yard

2011-12-12 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
At about 9:30 this evening as I let our dog out in the backyard, I saw a ghost-like shape rise up off the ground and cross the yard. With a flashlight I was able to spot a BARRED OWL hunting actively from the low branches of some trees. I have heard Barred Owl calling from the yard on only 2 or

[cayugabirds-l] spectacular viewing Stewart Park

2011-12-18 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
If anyone is heading downtown in Ithaca, I recommend a stop at Stewart Park - with the bright sun and calm lake, the thousands of geese, ducks, and gulls, offer an unusually spectacular view. Many of the birds are in very close. Among the thousands of CANADA GEESE, MALLARDS, and the common 3

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugRBA SNOWY OWL far south

2011-12-18 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Another (or the same?) SNOWY OWL was just reported flying across Tschache Pool at Montezuma NWR. They're coming Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Dec 18, 2011, at 3:40 PM, 6072292...@vtext.com

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans at Stewart Park

2011-12-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In addition to the large numbers of waterfowl at Stewart Park already reported by Laura and Ton, there were 6 TUNDRA SWANS near the east end of the park late this afternoon. 500-600 gulls were loafing on the water offshore, but I couldn't find anything other than the usual 3 species. KEN Ken

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ross's Geese (Red-thr. Loon at Stewart)

2011-12-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Actually, at 9:54, he was still sleeping, if you can believe that. But later in the day he was sorting through geese as well -- at Stewart Park in preparation for tomorrow's CBC. Not much to be found, and very low numbers and diversity of waterfowl -- not boding too well for tomorrow. The

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-cr. Warbler Ithaca Community Garden

2012-01-02 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'm sorry for not posting the details on this bird earlier, but yesterday during the Ithaca CBC, I found a fairly bright ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in the Community Garden south of Farmer's Market in Ithaca. I flushed it initially with a flock of juncos from the south end of the garden on the east

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle, Stewart Park

2012-01-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks Jay for posting my sighting so promptly. Here are a few more details. After getting fairly views of the WESTERN GREBE at East Shore Park (thanks everyone for the RBA posts), I headed around to Stewart Park to do an additional scan. While pointing out the grebe to two visiting birders

[cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe, Shrike, White-winged TV

2012-02-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Some incidental birding today produced some excellent birds. At 12:30, in between errands, I decided to to a quick check from the first pullout on Rt. 89 (#829) above Hogs Hole. I could see only 4 birds in the SW sector of the lake -- 3 LESSER SCAUP and a WESTERN GREBE. The grebe was fairly

[cayugabirds-l] west side Cayuga Lake Sunday

2012-02-05 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a great afternoon trip up the west side of Cayuga Lake today with Rick Bonney and Judy Burrill. We started at Hogs Hole at 12:45, and as others reported were not able to locate the Western Grebe. We did see the 2 RED-THROATED LOONS together -- an adult and a juvenile, solving a two bird

[cayugabirds-l] SWANS and geese over Sapsucker Woods

2012-02-27 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I'l surprised Jay McGowan didn't post this, but around noon, as the tens of thousands of geese were passing over Mt. Sapsucker: on the slope above the Fuller Wetlands, a group of 19 TUNDRA SWANS passed overhead in a flock of geese. I believe these were my first ever at Sapsucker Woods. In the

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday birding; WW Crossbills, Siskins, Goshawk,

2012-03-18 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I finally got out to do some Basin birding on this summery March day -- a few highlights below: Started very early (0610) on Salt Rd. in Summerhill State Forest, where I heard 2 GREAT HORNED and 2 BARRED OWLS but no Saw-whet or Long-eared -- it was warm and dead calm. PINE SISKINS were

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

2012-03-24 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hmmm. On Friday evening, since I had to drop my daughters for the midnight opening show of Hunger Games, I decided to take advantage of another warm, calm night t try for the owls. I was at the Park Preserve parking area at about 11:30 for about 30 minutes. After much silence and someLong-eared

[cayugabirds-l] Very interesting gull at Stewart Park

2012-03-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, I know it is late, but there is a very interesting gull at Stewart Park Sunday afternoon. I will post photos later this evening. Very quick description for now: It is a medium-dark-mantled gull, slightly larger and more massive than nearby Herrings; 3rd cycle plumage with slaty gray

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very interesting gull at Stewart Park

2012-03-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On Mar 25, 2012, at 5:35 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: Hi all, I know it is late, but there is a very interesting gull at Stewart Park Sunday afternoon. I will post photos later this evening. Very

[cayugabirds-l] a few bad weather weekend birds

2012-04-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I was only out a little on both days, but here are a few weekend highlights: On Saturday mid-day, there were a lot of birds evident off Stewart Park, although I only had about 30 minutes to scan. Over 100 BUFFLEHEAD were in scattered rafts very far out -- there may well have been other ducks

Re: [cayugabirds-l] (playback)Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-09 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Although this discussion has gone on for awhile and is in danger of getting too heated for this List, I feel compelled to jump in. I want to thank those who brought scientific experience and reasoning to the debate, and especially to Lee Ann for the links to deeper discussion and

[cayugabirds-l] Iceland Gull on red jetty

2012-04-29 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
This afternoon I studied a first cycle ICELAND GULL on the red lighthouse jetty. I was at 829 Taughannock blvd (89) so the gulls were in excellent sunlight although quite distant. It is very late for this species, and although all the gulls are worn and bleached this time of year, the Iceland

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May etc. in yard

2012-05-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A quick walk around my yard and close neighborhood this morning turned up 2 male CAPE MAY WARBLERS (not singing but giving continuous high zeeep flight calls), a singing BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SCARLET TANAGER, and several WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, in addition to

[cayugabirds-l] no Yellow-throated but yes Cerulean at Renwick woods

2012-05-07 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
When I got down to the Ithaca City golf course this evening (6:30-7:15), it was raining lightly but steadily, and I could not locate the Yellow-throated Warbler by sight or song. A loose group of 10+ YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, with several singing, were moving around the sycamores and foraging in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/11

2012-05-11 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I had a lone PINE SISKIN flying north over my house this morning, so maybe that's the one Mark saw. There were still the remnants of a migrant flock on Tareyton Drive near my house this morning -- 6-8 YELLOW-RUMPS, 1 AMERICAN REDSTART, 1 NASHVILLE, 1 YELLOW WARBLER, 1 singing RUBY-CROWNED

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler territories?

2012-05-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Enough about ticks and rashes! Does anyone know the locality of any easily accessible Mourning Warbler territories in the Hammond Hill/Yellow Barn SF areas? There used to be an easy one at the power line cut at the top of Tehan Rd. and another along the south stretch of Yellow Barn Rd. I know

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler territories?

2012-05-15 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
remained out of my sight. Mark Chao -Original Message- From: bounce-58388044-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-58388044-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kenneth Victor Rosenberg Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:27 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mourning

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler, etc.

2012-05-16 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Thanks for all the tips on finding a Mourning Warbler for our out-of-region guests (Department of Defense Partners in Flight group). Given our time constraints, I went with 8-yr old intel from my Atlasing days, and headed up to the top of Tehan Rd. at the edge of Yellow Barn State Forest. Sure

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl in Sapsucker Woods?

2012-05-16 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Another intel question -- has anyone still been seeing the roosting BARRED OWL in Sapsucker Woods during the past few days? We were not able to see it during Migration Celebration bird walks on Saturday, and will full leaf out, it is harder to see into the pines from the trail. If

[cayugabirds-l] 4 Wilson's Phaleropes at Puddlers

2012-05-20 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
4 WILSON'S PHALEROPESare together at Puddlers Marsh Montezuma. 2 males 2 females. Otherwise same shorebirds as reported yesterday. KEN Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] other Montezuma highlights

2012-05-20 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Besides the 4 WILSON'S PHALAROPES (spelled correctly this time), here are some other highlights from my trip to the Montezuma area today. Shorebird habitat is the best I've seen it in spring, although it is a shame that viewing conditions are always too awful - 60X, heat waves, bad light -- to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fairground clarification

2012-05-21 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Yes sorry about that. Empire farm days. I don't know why an early learned name - even if incorrect - is so easy to stick. Sent from my iPhone On May 21, 2012, at 8:59 AM, John and Fritzie Blizzard job121...@verizon.netmailto:job121...@verizon.net wrote: Thank you, Mark, for the clarification.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] at least one migrant left

2012-05-22 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
There are still migrants passing through my yard, so at least some birds are still moving. Yesterday I heard a singing YELLOW-THROATED VIREO (third one this spring), and today I had singing MAGNOLIA WARBLER, SCARLET TANAGER, and RED-EYED VIREO (none of these nest in my neighborhood). Last night

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated warbler PAIR

2012-05-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
In sycamores at Ithaca city golf course. Same spot. More details later. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

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

2012-05-25 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
8th time's a charm! With a brief window in downtown Ithaca before an appointment, I decided to give a listen at the sycamores by the 3rd tee of Ithaca city golf course (Pier Rd). Arriving at 8:20, I immediately heard the double-noted song of a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER out my car window -- it was

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow- bellied Flycatcher In backyard

2012-05-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
A Yellow- bellied Flycatcher calling 'chu-wee' from the spruces in my backyard at 1 pm. Also singing Blackburnian W. all morning. Still migrants moving through. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] more yard birds

2012-05-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Some more yard birds in my backyard in Northeast Ithaca so far today. The male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (still singing) was chasing another warbler, which turned out to be a female BLACKPOLL WARBLER. A few raptors are apparently migrating over -- a subadult BROAD-WINGED HAWK and a high circling

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian godwit etc MNWR

2012-05-28 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
HHUDSONIAN GODWIT at Benning Marsh early. Apparently not relocated. Lots of shorebirds at Towpath. Excellent viewing. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian godwit etc MNWR

2012-05-28 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On May 28, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: HHUDSONIAN GODWIT at Benning Marsh early. Apparently not relocated. Lots of shorebirds at Towpath. Excellent viewing. Sent

[cayugabirds-l] more night migrants

2012-05-29 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Quite a bit of birds are still moving overhead tonight. In 30 minutes beginning at 11:30, I counted 44 Swainson's Thrushees and 6 Gray-Cheekd Thrushrs over my hose in Northeast Ithaca. KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] more night migrants

2012-05-30 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I guess I was too tired to type last night -- sorry about that :) (gotta love those thrushees) KEN Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edu On May 30, 2012, at 12:28 AM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: Quite

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary still at Myers.

2012-05-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Still there at 9 am, back and forth from willows between camping area and point across to Salt Point willows. Singing sporadically and softly. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Grasshoppers Sparrow Cherry rd. Lansiing

2012-05-31 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW singing loudly fairly close to Cherry Rd. just west of Ithaca airport. 9:30 am. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] a few Sunday birds

2012-06-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
I was surprised to hear a PINE SISKIN over my house this morning -- further evidence perhaps that a few might be breeding in the area. At Myer's Point, there was a single SEMILPALMATED SANDPIPER on the lakeshore, and an ORCHARD ORIOLE singing by the park entrance. I birded up along Salmon

Re: [cayugabirds-l] a few Sunday birds

2012-06-04 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
There was at least 1 CERULEAN on River Rd. near Mud Lock last year, although I did not hear one last weekend. They seem to still be numerous in all the traditional spots around Montezuma Refuge, though the refuge staff have noted their disappearance from the forest south of Rt. 5/20 west of Mud

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