Fw: American Avocet

2009-08-21 Thread Mark Chao
--- In eatonbi...@yahoogroups.com, nonie48leona leo...@... wrote: I was at Mays Point early this morning looking for the AMERICAN AVOCET that Steve Kelling posted on Cayuga Birds yesterday. After about 45 minutes it suddenly appeared in my scope view. It was still there when I left at

Sapsucker Woods, Sat 8/29

2009-08-29 Thread Mark Chao
. Before this encounter, I found very few birds along the Wilson Trail (most notably, one OVENBIRD singing and one VEERY calling in the woods). Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES Temporary

Sapsucker Woods, Wed 9/9/09

2009-09-09 Thread Mark Chao
and Wilson Trail North). I also saw a WILD TURKEY and probably the most PURPLE FINCHES I've ever seen in the sanctuary in a single outing. See below for the full eBird list. Mark Chao Location: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Observation date: 9/9/09 Number of species: 42 Canada

[cayugabirds-l] Savannah Mucklands, Fri 9/18

2009-09-18 Thread Mark Chao
Bob McGuire just called again (12:45 PM). He has found five AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS just south of the intersection of Routes 31 and 89 in the Savannah Mucklands, close to the road in a newly-harvested potato field. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road (buffy Spizella), Th 9/24

2009-09-24 Thread Mark Chao
observed many fall Chipping Sparrows but none as buffy and boldly marked as this one, I think it's quite possible that this was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. I also saw another sparrow that seemed to have white outer tail feathers, but didn't get enough of a look to confirm ID. Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] Laughing Gull, red lighthouse jetty, Sat 10/24 11 AM

2009-10-24 Thread Mark Chao
Bob McGuire and company have found a non-breeding adult LAUGHING GULL on the red lighthouse jetty at the south end of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca (probably best viewed from Allan Treman State Marine Park or Stewart Park). Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca and Lansing raptors, Tues 1/5

2010-01-05 Thread Mark Chao
, with occasional brief perching sessions at other times). I also drove behind the airport in search of shrikes. I found none, but did see a PILEATED WOODPECKER at rest (surprisingly, in the slim outer branches of a small tree) at the intersection of Mohawk and Neimi Roads. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Myers (American Pipit), Mon 1/18

2010-01-18 Thread Mark Chao
the surface * 1+ Golden-crowned Kinglet and a Pileated Woodpecker along the trail Through Sunday, the Eastern Screech-Owl has continued to appear daily in our yard in northeast Ithaca. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 4/19

2010-04-19 Thread Mark Chao
Warblers, but I did not find any waterthrushes or other new or unusual birds. Mark Chao -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 4/23

2010-04-23 Thread Mark Chao
I heard one NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on Friday morning east of the Woodleton Boardwalk in Sapsucker Woods. This waterthrush sounded like a typical Northern Waterthrush -- not one with the Woodleton accent (dip in pitch in the middle, then emphatic at the end -- very distinctive in 2001-2003, less

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard, Th 4/29 afternoon

2010-04-29 Thread Mark Chao
species, but nothing new or unusual. I'm posting to report that the hawthorns in the northern half are already copiously blooming. I'd say that about one-third of the blossoms were already wide open, and the other two-thirds are big and white and ready to pop. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons, Fri 4/30

2010-04-30 Thread Mark Chao
, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO in the woods above Celia's Cup, a calling COMMON RAVEN, and many FIELD SPARROWS everywhere. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 5/2/10

2010-05-02 Thread Mark Chao
list is below. In addition, I heard second-hand reports of BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, and others. Mark Chao Location: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Observation date: 5/2/10 Number of species: 53 Canada Goose 6 Wood Duck 2 Mallard

[cayugabirds-l] MISSISSIPPI KITE southbound along Fall Creek Sun 5/2 PM

2010-05-02 Thread Mark Chao
Chris Wood and Jessie Barry just saw a MISSISSIPPI KITE flying south along Fall Creek near the Dryden/Ithaca border (Sun 2:58 PM). Tom Johnson and Chris and Jessie are now off to Stewart Park to try to refind it. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull at Myers, Mon 5/3

2010-05-03 Thread Mark Chao
Tom Johnson has just informed me that Tim Lenz and Jeff Gerbracht have found a FRANKLIN'S GULL at Myers Park in Lansing (Monday, 1 PM). Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] FLLT Spring Bird Quest -- May 29-31, 2010

2010-05-05 Thread Mark Chao
at these preserves in late May. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for your consideration! Mark Chao Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] Roy H. Park Preserve (FLLT), Tues 5/11

2010-05-11 Thread Mark Chao
WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, OVENBIRD, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, a singing WINTER WREN in the ravine, and two SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS (one circled high while the other marauded through the treetops, to the considerable alarm of nearby songbirds). Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] Tutelo Park et al., Mon 5/17

2010-05-17 Thread Mark Chao
of yesterday's Bay-breasted Warbler quest, Chris didn't mention that we first went to Stewart Park, where we saw a pair of adult BALD EAGLES in the snag across from the boathouse, and a HOODED MERGANSER hen with five tiny ducklings in the swan pen pool. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] nocturnal migrants, Mon 5/17 into Tues 5/18

2010-05-17 Thread Mark Chao
Birds are moving steadily, if not in huge numbers, northbound over Ithaca tonight. In about ten minutes of listening, I've heard about a dozen SWAINSON'S THRUSHES, a couple of GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES, some VEERIES, and quite a few other diverse sounds I can't identify. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/21

2010-05-21 Thread Mark Chao
for a collective total of 14+ warbler species around today. Mark Chao -- 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) http://birdingonthe.net

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 5/22

2010-05-22 Thread Mark Chao
-eyed, Warbling, Yellow-throated, Blue-headed, Philadelphia). * The larger of the two Great Blue Heron nests has four big chicks in it. Viewing by scope is excellent from the Wilson Trail North. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] FLLT Spring Bird Quest -- carpooling

2010-05-27 Thread Mark Chao
if needed. Would you please contact me off list if you are interested? (In fact, I will gladly try to serve as a ride-sharing clearinghouse for the whole weekend. Please see below again for the dates and sites of the weekend's walks.) Mark Chao Ithaca PS. Thanks to all who have pledged so far

[cayugabirds-l] Etna, Genung, McIlroy (FLLT SBQ), Sat 5/29

2010-05-29 Thread Mark Chao
at the Land Trust's Etna Nature Preserve and the Genung Nature Preserve in Freeville, as well as the group walk, Bob McGuire and I found 60 species in a morning of pretty relaxed birding. See below for highlights from all three sites. Mark Chao ___ 1. Etna

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

2010-05-30 Thread Mark Chao
with a running weekend tally of 85 species found on Land Trust properties. This number is modest compared with previous second-day totals, but I don't feel even the slightest disappointment. The birding and the company have been as good as ever all weekend. See below for details. Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius and Park/Baldwin (FLLT SBQ), Mon 5/31

2010-05-31 Thread Mark Chao
at least eight more species found on FLLT land this weekend, bringing the collective total comfortably over 100. Not bad for a late, hot Memorial Day weekend! Mark Chao ___ 1. Goetchius Wetland Preserve Flatiron Road, Caroline 5:45 - 8:05 AM 36 species

[cayugabirds-l] Parke-Dabes Natural Area (FLLT SBQ), Sun 5/31

2010-05-31 Thread Mark Chao
. I was hoping for Black-throated Blue Warbler and Hooded Warbler, which have bred here in recent years. I didn't find them. I did, however, find an unexpected BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, some American Redstarts, an Ovenbird, and many Red-eyed Vireos. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit details (credit to Chuck Gibson)

2010-06-04 Thread Mark Chao
, which appears to be MNWR or MWC land with roads, then would you please share them?) Congratulations to Chuck on the shorebird find of the season (so far). If anyone finds these birds again, please post or contact me, so that I might report fully on this visit in the Kingbird. Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] more info on Hudsonian Godwit sighting

2010-06-04 Thread Mark Chao
Here's the post to Oneidabirds about the godwits. Apparently Chuck was one of several who saw the birds. Location in the post below is cited as the visitor center. Mark Subject: Montezuma godwits From: johndrty jdoughe7 AT twcny.rr.com Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 21:44:00 - Three hudsonian

[cayugabirds-l] Around the lake, Sun 6/6

2010-06-06 Thread Mark Chao
, one between start of Wildlife Drive and Seneca River) Cayuga Lake near Varick: one COMMON LOON in non-breeding plumage Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR visitor center, Wed 6/9

2010-06-09 Thread Mark Chao
either, to his knowledge. We did see one SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and one WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER together on the hummocky flats. I heard a report a little later in the morning from the same site with the same shorebird results. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR (Hudsonian Godwit report), Fri 6/11

2010-06-11 Thread Mark Chao
The eBird Google Gadget shows a report of a Hudsonian Godwit at Knox-Marsellus Marsh at MNWR today (Friday, June 11). The observation is attributed not to a specific person, but to IBA Monitoring. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Charadrius on a hot tin roof

2010-06-16 Thread Mark Chao
metal surface. They showed no interest in joining the Ring-billed Gulls on the apex. I know that Killdeer like flat gravel roofs, but before tonight I'd never seen any on an angled roof, let alone five together. It seemed likely that they'd stay there overnight. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Charadrius on a hot tin roof

2010-06-16 Thread Mark Chao
metal surface. They showed no interest in joining the Ring-billed Gulls on the apex. I know that Killdeer like flat gravel roofs, but I doubt I've ever seen any on an angled roof before tonight, let alone five together. It seemed likely that they'd stay there overnight. Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] Empire Farm Days Fairgrounds contact info

2010-06-28 Thread Mark Chao
copies of the original message. Mark Chao - Original Message - From: wroberts wrobe...@wells.edu To: cayugabirds-L cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Cc: bluehorsestu...@hotmail.com; wrobe...@wells.edu Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 12:28 AM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rodman Lott Sons Farms - Seneca

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler and Yellow-headed Blackbird (!!!) at MNWR, Fri 7/16

2010-07-16 Thread Mark Chao
and Chris. Good luck to all who go searching tomorrow. Mark Chao -- 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) http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods and Freese Road, Sun 9/5

2010-09-05 Thread Mark Chao
Savannah Sparrow, a Field Sparrow, a few brown Indigo Buntings, and a House Wren. Mark Chao -- 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] Sapsucker Woods, Th 9/9

2010-09-09 Thread Mark Chao
-call monitoring last night? Mark Chao -- 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) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 9/11

2010-09-11 Thread Mark Chao
. On a brief visit at midday on Friday, I saw a female HOODED WARBLER and a YELLOW WARBLER on the Wilson Trail North. My wife Miyoko says that she saw a male Hooded Warbler at around the same time from her office window overlooking the north feeders. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 9/13

2010-09-13 Thread Mark Chao
, Viceroy, Question Mark, and two Red Admirals, as well as a Pearl Crescent, Cabbage White, and many other smaller butterflies that I didn't identify. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR, Tues 9/14

2010-09-14 Thread Mark Chao
Road and Towpath Road. Pressed for time, we gave up after only about 15 minutes at each spot, without finding any rarities. As others have mentioned, it's hard to identify and enjoy birds here because they are so far away from viewing spots. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 9/19/10

2010-09-19 Thread Mark Chao
. I also visited the Freese Road gardens. I found only two sparrow species (Song and Swamp), plus some Indigo Buntings. In the trees above the ravine, I found a little songbird flock that included Black-throated Green Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, and Red-eyed Vireo. Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road gardens, Sat 10/2

2010-10-02 Thread Mark Chao
, including LINCOLN'S (maybe 2 individuals), SONG, SWAMP, SAVANNAH, CHIPPING, FIELD, WHITE-CROWNED, and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS. Peak sparrow season is here! Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road, Sun 10/3

2010-10-03 Thread Mark Chao
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK making a dramatic but ultimately fruitless aerial attack, scattering dozens of terrified goldfinches, then alighting for a while on one of the posts of the research enclosure. * COMMON RAVEN calling from the ravine. Mark Chao PS. This morning I finally found out about

[cayugabirds-l] Myers, Wed 11/24 10:30 AM (King Eider)

2010-11-24 Thread Mark Chao
BUNTINGS, which flew north toward Salt Point, and at least one LONG-TAILED DUCK. An EASTERN SCREECH-OWL has roosted in our nest box on Simsbury Drive in northeast Ithaca probably daily since November 6. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 12/21

2010-12-21 Thread Mark Chao
this, I speculate that that this owl is different from the one here in 2007-09, or if the same, it has become more retiring with age. Comparison of photos is inconclusive. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Sun 2/6

2011-02-06 Thread Mark Chao
Ridge Road in King Ferry on Saturday afternoon. Mark Chao -- 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) http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 4/20

2011-04-20 Thread Mark Chao
the Great Blue Heron drama that Chris Pelkie witnessed. When I passed by the pond at 8:40, I saw just one heron, her head sticking up from the nest on the tallest snag. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods and Monkey Run North, Sun 4/24

2011-04-24 Thread Mark Chao
of Monkey Run North in search of Pine Warblers. We heard only one, which sang just once, but we did get nice views of three Hermit Thrushes together. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 4/27

2011-04-27 Thread Mark Chao
, conspicuous, and thoroughly fun to watch at Hermit Thrush spot * at least one singing WOOD THRUSH along the East Trail * one singing ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK along the Wilson Trail North Thanks to Dave Nutter for posting alerts earlier. Mark Chao PS. I just tried to send this, but I think

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 4/28 (quieter)

2011-04-28 Thread Mark Chao
against the wind over Simsbury Drive in northeast Ithaca. This bird's trajectory was taking it straight to Cayuga Heights, where this species has bred in recent years. I also saw a COMMON LOON flying high toward the lake. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Dodge Road, Th 5/5

2011-05-05 Thread Mark Chao
were also here along the edge, including an EASTERN KINGBIRD, a few RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, and a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW singing across the road in the brush. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/6

2011-05-06 Thread Mark Chao
(somehow as if quite pleased), and then flew off to serve or consume its meal. Q: How does a corvid warm up cold pizza? A: In the mi-crow-ave. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 5/8

2011-05-08 Thread Mark Chao
at the intersection of the Wilson and West Trails. * one lingering RUSTY BLACKBIRD heard singing. * Many other fine songbirds, including WOOD THRUSH, VEERY, many male and female BALTIMORE ORIOLES, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, SCARLET TANAGER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, and others. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/10

2011-05-10 Thread Mark Chao
along the parking lot of Northeast Elementary School. Though I've heard this bird in the neighborhood before, it was the first time I've seen one on the school grounds. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest -- Memorial Day weekend

2011-05-10 Thread Mark Chao
inquiries about your joining me in counting species and raising pledges from others. Thank you for your consideration. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/11

2011-05-11 Thread Mark Chao
. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/13

2011-05-13 Thread Mark Chao
branch of Wilson North) Common Yellowthroat David Gaspari and I also saw a SWAINSON'S THRUSH (probable second passasge-migrant Catharus seen with this bird) and heard countersinging YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS by the shelter at the Severinghaus/Wilson intersection. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 5/14

2011-05-14 Thread Mark Chao
Migratory Bird Day. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 5/15

2011-05-15 Thread Mark Chao
prodigious Tennessee Warbler totals from the Hawthorn Orchard and other locations, I'll note that I also heard this species on Saturday at Tutelo Park and Cass Park in Ithaca. I imagine that one could find them all over town even today. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 5/16

2011-05-16 Thread Mark Chao
, and American Redstart also available for outstanding looks nearby with a mere turn of the head. BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER along the Woodleton Boardwalk brings the day's warbler tally to at least 16 species. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/17

2011-05-17 Thread Mark Chao
the top of a shrub right next to the trail for thirty thrilling seconds, singing and chipping, turning often for fine views from multiple angles. It may have been the most surprising and satisfying warbler sighting I've ever had on the Dryden side of Sapsucker Woods. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/18

2011-05-18 Thread Mark Chao
at sundown, but alas, a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK chose that moment to buzz the east shore of the pond, setting off a great multispecies chorus of alarm calls, led by ringing Red-winged Blackbirds everywhere. When we looked back at the pine, the Blackpoll was gone. Mark Chao

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 5/20

2011-05-20 Thread Mark Chao
contributing to our human understanding of its surviving kin. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 5/21

2011-05-21 Thread Mark Chao
been much, much more difficult in the afternoon and evening than in the morning. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 5/22

2011-05-22 Thread Mark Chao
, flycatchers, tanagers, herons, an Eastern Bluebird, plus some new neighbors (YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS and maybe some west-side NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES acting territorial). Or maybe there is a rocking after-party somewhere, but I just didn't find its secret location. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] FLLT Spring Bird Quest -- guided walks over Memorial Day weekend

2011-05-25 Thread Mark Chao
. 8:30 AM-11:00 AM Park Nature Preserve (Baldwin Tract) Dryden Meet in the parking lot along Irish Settlement Road. I hope to see many of you this weekend! Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook (FLLT SBQ), Sat 5/28

2011-05-28 Thread Mark Chao
to see some of you there! Mark Chao Location: Sweedler-Lick Brook FLLT Preserve Observation date: 5/28/11 Number of species: 44 Common Merganser 1 Turkey Vulture 1 Mourning Dove 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve (FLLT SBQ), Sun 5/29

2011-05-29 Thread Mark Chao
at the Park Nature Preserve starting at 8:30 AM. Waterproof shoes are likely to be very helpful. I look forward to seeing you! Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Two or three Prothonotary Warblers, Armitage Road, Sun 5/29

2011-05-29 Thread Mark Chao
Armitage Road and May's Point, and some Black-bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, and Semipalmated Sandpipers along the Wildlife Drive. Congratulations to Lyn and the EBS for these excellent finds!! Good luck to those who go looking for these birds! Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] clarification of Prothonotary location

2011-05-29 Thread Mark Chao
the liberty of reporting your excellent finds to the Cayugabirds list. Please see below. Congratulations!! All the best, Mark Chao From: Mark Chao [mailto:markc...@imt.org] Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 7:12 PM To: 'CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu' Subject: Two or three Prothonotary Warblers, Armitage Road

[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius and Park/Baldwin (FLLT SBQ), Mon 5/30

2011-05-30 Thread Mark Chao
for the Land Trust. I extend my sincere thanks to Bob and John, as well as the Land Trust's Betsy Darlington, for their assistance with the walks. Many thanks to all who participated and pledged! Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Cass Park Sun 6/5 Sapsucker Woods Mon 6/6

2011-06-07 Thread Mark Chao
for Orchard Orioles by Kip's Barn. We found none, but did enjoy some fine views of an EASTERN BLUEBIRD, which may have been a life bird for my mother. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Tues 8/2

2011-08-02 Thread Mark Chao
and a black tail with thin white bands. The bird's movements suggested that it was catching insects, but I didn't get sight confirmation of any prey. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 9/10

2011-09-10 Thread Mark Chao
WARBLERS, 3+ subtly dazzling first-winter BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, one male and one female WILSON'S WARBLER, and a TENNESSEE WARBLER, plus one or two PHILADELPHIA VIREOS. See below for the full list from eBird. Mark Chao -Original Message- Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Tompkins, US

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 9/14

2011-09-14 Thread Mark Chao
Swainson's Thrush. Mark Chao From: bounce-38041162-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38041162-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jay McGowan Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:42 AM To: Cayugabirds-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dickcissel etc, Freese Road and Sapsucker Woods Livia

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Fri 9/16

2011-09-16 Thread Mark Chao
again, I saw a migrating COOPER'S HAWK and the morning's biggest surprise, a flock of at least 9 WILD TURKEYS crossing the road. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 9/20

2011-09-20 Thread Mark Chao
PHILADELPHIA VIREO. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road gardens, Wed 9/21

2011-09-21 Thread Mark Chao
It's starting to feel and look like fall at the Freese Road garden plots. At midday on Wednesday, I found a LINCOLN'S SPARROW, a SWAMP SPARROW, a few dozen SONG SPARROWS, six SAVANNAH SPARROWS, five FIELD SPARROWS, a few INDIGO BUNTINGS, some House Sparrows, and a western PALM WARBLER. Mark

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road and Sapsucker Woods, Fri 9/23

2011-09-23 Thread Mark Chao
) but no real ones south of the gated trailhead. I also found a two very bright BLACKPOLL WARBLERS under the power lines and a rather late BROAD-WINGED HAWK circling over the woods. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 9/24

2011-09-24 Thread Mark Chao
Swainson's Thrush. I caught a short and distant look at one of these thrushes, which didn't have bold spectacles but also seemed to have upperpart colors more consistent with Hermit Thrush than Gray-cheeked. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Rd. and Sapsucker Woods, Sat 10/1

2011-10-01 Thread Mark Chao
-CROWNED KINGLET, and BROWN CREEPER (2+), plus chickadees, titmice, and woodpeckers. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 10/2

2011-10-02 Thread Mark Chao
overhead, showing a lot of red), a MAGNOLIA WARBLER, several GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS (together in pines above the shelter), and a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (heard only, but I'm pretty certain). I didn't see any thrushes. Mark Chao PS. Birding was but one of our goals for this walk. Another

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 10/4

2011-10-04 Thread Mark Chao
through the flock like a triply-pointed blade, but ultimately emerging with nothing. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 10/5 (Gray-cheeked Thrush still present)

2011-10-05 Thread Mark Chao
to offer extremely good views close to the trail, though initially finding it may be challenging because it tends to stay still for long stretches, digesting berries. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sun 10/16

2011-10-16 Thread Mark Chao
, and the woods were suddenly silent except for the pathetic peeping of a lone chipmunk. Only one bird now remained in the trees -- an adult COOPER'S HAWK with empty talons. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca screech-owl, Fri 3/18

2011-03-18 Thread Mark Chao
/EasternScreechOwl# https://picasaweb.google.com/imtstroi/EasternScreechOwl I can see both similarities and differences in the crowns shown in today's pictures and those from previous shots. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl, Simsbury Drive Mon 7:30 AM

2011-11-07 Thread Mark Chao
We have a LONG-EARED OWL in our yard at 124 Simsbury Drive in northeast Ithaca. Visitors are welcome. Please park in the driveway if possible, for the safety of your own car and courtesy to our neighbors, but streetside is OK too. Come to the front door; we'll view from the back deck. I'll

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl -- still present, viewing limited

2011-11-07 Thread Mark Chao
-posted viewing invitation still applies, unless I inform you otherwise. Mark Chao From: Mark Chao [mailto:markc...@imt.org] Sent: Monday, November 07, 2011 7:36 AM To: 'Cayugabirds-L' Subject: Long-eared Owl, Simsbury Drive Mon 7:30 AM We have a LONG-EARED OWL in our yard at 124

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl -- OK at midday

2011-11-07 Thread Mark Chao
to 3:45. I'll post again after 4:30 PM if we are able to host viewers in the late afternoon. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl -- OK at midday

2011-11-07 Thread Mark Chao
to 3:45. I'll post again after 4:30 PM if we are able to host viewers in the late afternoon. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl -- last chance

2011-11-07 Thread Mark Chao
Owl visiting hours at 124 Simsbury Drive have resumed. We'll welcome viewers until the end of daylight - let's say 5:15 or 5:20 PM. Already viewing is pretty tough under the overcast. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl -- gone

2011-11-08 Thread Mark Chao
or anywhere else in this vicinity. The presence of an active but unperturbed flock of songbirds in the same cluster of trees further corroborates the apparent absence of the owl. Many thanks to all who came out yesterday and shared the excitement. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Fri 12/16

2011-12-16 Thread Mark Chao
At about 7:45 on Friday morning I counted 20 TURKEY VULTURES kiting into the west wind over Simsbury Drive in Ithaca. The sighting was surprising, but not quite as exciting as getting the coveted eBird confirm prompt a few minutes later. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Myers, Th 1/5 (American Pipits)

2012-01-05 Thread Mark Chao
as it foraged in the gravel and leaf litter, tail often bobbing. Applying modest effort, I found no unusual waterfowl, gulls, or raptors. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Sat 1/7

2012-01-07 Thread Mark Chao
tags, but a tagged crow stood nearby the whole time. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Newman Arboretum, Mon 2/13

2012-02-13 Thread Mark Chao
at this site; somehow it simultaneously vindicated my expectations and delivered great surprise. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Mon 2/20

2012-02-20 Thread Mark Chao
of triumphant welcoming fanfare still resound through our house. I'm going to enter this owl into eBird and the GBBC (http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/), then sweep up all the confetti. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] NE Ithaca, Wed 3/7 (screech-owl love shack)

2012-03-07 Thread Mark Chao
in this box, but I saw no sign of them for the rest of the season or year. Therefore, though of course I feel abundantly blessed and very fired up, my hopes for a full-blown nesting attempt this time remain highly guarded. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Mon 4/2

2012-04-02 Thread Mark Chao
. It's disappointing, yes, but I like to think that the pair is somewhere better, maybe not far from here, waiting for their eggs to hatch. And I'll be watching the nuthatches with interest. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Crow -- caching or cooking?

2012-04-12 Thread Mark Chao
for all the crows to read. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

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