[cayugabirds-l] Sat and Sun SFO trip highlights

2013-03-24 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, This week-end I lead trips for two groups on Saturday and Sunday. Almost same places were visited and results were quite different for both days. Saturday was very windy and Sunday was as someone called slight stiff and breezy. Saturday highlights were a Northern Shrike in the same

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2013-03-24 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Today around 5.00 PM I was near Hasbrouck apartments on Pleasant Groove Road, when I saw small flock of about 20 Snow Geese flyover head. Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From:

[cayugabirds-l] Robin and Cardinal songs

2013-03-27 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I was pleased to get up to songs of Am. Robin in my yard and Cardinal who seem to have moved to neighbors house across the road, but can hear him. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls gobbling seeds

2013-04-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Donna and all, I think that they think of frozen land as land of future, opportunity and adventure :) Meena From: bounce-78609236-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-78609236-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Donna Scott Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 5:10 PM To: Michael Czarnecki;

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

2013-04-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Dave and Ken, Ken, I hope you noticed it was April 2 and not April 1. You seemed to have somehow missed the date. Working too hard? Dave as for your this comment, 3) The Lab needs to put a few of its high-quality cameras on the building facing out to verify some of these crazy reports,

[cayugabirds-l] Bohemian waxwing Drake road now

2013-04-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
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[cayugabirds-l] Overnight SFO firstday, Bohemian, Merlin, Sandhill Cranes, and Eastern Meadowlarks and more

2013-04-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, We too started at the lab at 7.00 am. We did not spend time at bird feeders so we did not get some of those birds, but we had an awesome day. WE headed from lab across to Brown Road hoping to see Bohemian waxwings, but we did not see any, so at whim I decided to drive around Cornell

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Long Point Lakewatch

2013-04-07 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Yesterday, when we were on 89 somewhere north of Union Springs, I saw one Cormorant and another one was on main drive, but did not have enough time to alert to others as they were busy looking at something else. Our group also encountered a singing Brown Creeper and a few Golden Crowned

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy Lunch walk

2013-04-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
It was a gorgeous day outside, so decided to take a walk in Mundy. It was very sweet to hear Chickadees doing phoebeee. Then there was real Phoebe doing his non-stop phirbee. From the creek I heard an incessant chatter of a Belted Kingfisher for long time. No mergansers on the creek, but I did

[cayugabirds-l] Sharp-shinned and a TV

2013-04-09 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I just looked out of my window to exercise my eyes and saw a Sharp-shinned hawk circling with a far away peck which looked like a TV. Looks like good winds, don't know what else is flying. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/

[cayugabirds-l] Sandpiper sp. - Spotted Sandpipers

2013-04-10 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I just saw four sandpiper sp. fly over my office building towards Fall Creek, I think their flight was unmistakable typical that of Spotted Sandpipers. They seemed to have just arrived on Hogwarts migratory train. I will check out during lunch if they are around. Meena Meena Haribal

[cayugabirds-l] Bohemian Waxwings on Cornell campus sent by BFogarty

2013-04-10 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
60+ On Campus Road in Gully across Freidman Wrestling Center. This was massage on Cayuga RBA a minute ago Meena PS My colleagues saw a Turkey on that road too. Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting call

2013-04-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, On Tuesday, along Tower Road near Dairy bar, I heard a song, a 3 note trill and ending with down slurred tseew or some times two tseews coming from the pines. I think it is a Junco variation. I recorded with my cell phone video, so it is not a great quality. It is on the youtube at

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Retraction: possible odd Barn Swallow and Owls on Dodge road yesterday night.

2013-04-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
This is so very scientific! More on Yesterday's Owls on Dodge Road RBA. Yesterday I was dropping off a friend on Forest Home Road after the Concert and on a whim, I decided to drive via Game Farm Road and Dodge Road to listen to Woodcocks. As soon as I pulled on Dodge Road from Stevenson

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Retraction: possible odd Barn Swallow and Owls on Dodge road yesterday night.

2013-04-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi All, I should have been clearer. This is so very scientific! pertains to Dave Nutter's retraction of Cliff swallow. This phenomenon is becoming very common in Scientific literature, especially in high profile journals. Cheers Meena -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2013-04-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, My yard Song Sparrow has returned today! Last three or four years dates have been April 17 or 18! So he is on time! I wonder from where he is coming. But I am glad he is back! Cheers Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ --

[cayugabirds-l] EIRW walk to work

2013-04-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, The walk along East Ithaca Recreation Way (EIRW) in the morning to work, I saw a Barn Swallow, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Flicker and an angry looking Ruby Crowned Kinglet singing his song. A few TVS were floating in the air. And of course other usual birds. From office window saw two

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy/ Beebe lake walk during lunch

2013-04-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Today for lunch walk I did a round of Beebe Lake and Mundy WG. Highlights were, one Horned Grebe on the lake, several Ruby-crowned Kinglets behind Mann Library and a Broad-winged Hawk, which was actually heading south despite of stiff south winds. Right now Song Sparrow is hopping around

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina nest in mailbox

2013-04-19 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
] On Behalf Of Meena Madhav Haribal Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:25 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mundy/ Beebe lake walk during lunch Today for lunch walk I did a round of Beebe Lake and Mundy WG. Highlights were, one Horned Grebe on the lake, several Ruby-crowned Kinglets

[cayugabirds-l] Evening walk home

2013-04-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I did part of the way home by walk along Honness Lane. Highlights were one SHARP-SHINNED HAWK circling the sky. Further down along the road I watched large crow cross the road, which was immediately followed by another crowing smaller crow, then I realized I am looking at the East

RE: [cayugabirds-l] SFO Sunday Derby Hill Group X

2013-04-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
We had similar birds as Dave described in Derby Hill, and Dave forgot to mention a Raven that flew over when we were at the 'snipe' spot at junction of 3 and 104B. We also saw a COOPERS HAWK and a BROWN THRASHER while on the 'hill'. We split off from Derby Hill to Sterling Nature Center,

[cayugabirds-l] Some bird notes for today

2013-04-23 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I did a Mundy lunch walk and saw some nice assorted birds. I saw two male flickers displaying to a female and it was quite a show of following her and flaring their tail feathers etc. Then I found a pair of Common Mergansers swimming near Bohm's overlook. A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was

[cayugabirds-l] Observations of American Robin and Virginia Rail at Lab of O

2013-04-25 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, After a hectic day in the lab I had to go and pick up my car from the Auto works. As it looked a beautiful day, I headed to lab of because I wanted to photograph Kip's barn pond with Kip's barn reflection. Unfortunately, the vision I and several artists had seen a few years ago is no

FW: [cayugabirds-l] Observations of American Robin and Virginia Rail at Lab of O

2013-04-25 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: Meena Madhav Haribal Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:57 PM To: Laurie Roe Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Observations of American Robin and Virginia Rail at Lab of O

[cayugabirds-l] EIR walk

2013-05-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
And my plea is GPS coordinates of the bird’s exact location please ☺☺ I too walked East Ithaca recreation way in the morning. From my side I heard a Baltimore Oriole, two House Wrens (one was close to my house), one Yellow Warbler (42.433672,-76.470079) and one Yellow-rumped in Strawberry Hills

[cayugabirds-l] mystery song posted a few days ago solved

2013-05-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, A few days ago I posted a bird song, which sounded like both Junco and Goldfinch (only two of you dared to guess) turns out is a Dark-eyed Junco. Yesterday he was caught red handed. I have a cell phone video where you can see him. He was in the same nearby location as I had heard

[cayugabirds-l] osprey

2013-05-07 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
An Osprey just flew over my office window coming as close as 15 feet probably to give a very nice view! I walked along EIR and hardly any migrants were encountered. But catbirds and wrens are in full attendance. Meena Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850

Re: [cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Hawthorn Orchard -- May 10, 2013

2013-05-10 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, To add to Chris's list There were at least 7-8 Tennessee warblers some feeding silently and others very vociferous. 2 Black- throated blues 6-7 Singing Yellow-dumped 2 Black and White 1 American Redstart 1 Blue-headed Vireo 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks 1 White-throated Sparrow Among others

[cayugabirds-l] Arnot forest highlights

2013-05-12 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I lead an SFO trip to Arnot Forest via Green Springs Cemetery. It was freezing in the morning with gusty winds whole day. And temp did not rise above 45 F. But we did have some great birds and good birds. Highlights were Blue -headed vireo displaying to its mate with wing quivering, we also

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick versus Fuertes

2013-05-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Now I am curious to know why was it named Renwick Woods? Who was Renwick? Must have done something good to name after him and when was it named? If it was named before Fuertes' death Fuertes must have been in agreement with that naming, Curious about the Ithaca history. Meena

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick versus Fuertes

2013-05-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Thanks to everyone for enlightening me about the names. Now I think I would like to vote for a new name and call it “OWL WOODS” which seems more appropriate instead of naming by a human name. They have been owners of the woods for now long time. Meena From:

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Audio Challenge

2013-05-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi All, I just posted a clip of about 7 minutes recoding of birds I recorded while standing in one location in Hawthorn Orchard on May 11 2013 around 8.oo AM. Where birds moved around, at least some of them (not catbird) and some sang two different songs for the same species. Also some of

RE: [cayugabirds-l] ravens

2013-05-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
East Hill area we have been seeing ravens regularly. May be they had a nest??? Meena From: bounce-92865345-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-92865345-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Michele Mannella Sent: Friday, May 17, 2013 2:19 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l]

[cayugabirds-l] unknown call

2013-05-19 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Today we had a lab ( Jander Lab members) birding trip to Larch Meadows and Sandbanks road. At the junction of Sandbanks and Townline (i.e near Lick Brook) had a warbler singing this loud tune Tew tew Which which with emphasis on last two syllables, often repeated. I have a recording I will

[cayugabirds-l] Awesome Michigan Hollow trip without binoculars!

2013-05-19 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I was primarily interested in Northern Bluets on Hill View road near former Tompkins county dump and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Michigan Hollow Wildlife Management area. I made an afternoon trip from 3 to 7 PM. At the dump area it was very windy and only few residents like Tree

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy Lunch Walk

2013-05-20 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today's lunch walk seemed like the usual late spring walk with lots of birds singing. Most residents are back with a few migrants. Regular breeders were AM. Redstart, Chestnut Sided, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Wood Peewee, Great Crested, Warbling Vireo (2 pairs), Red-eyed Vireo (2

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush at Mundy

2013-05-21 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
There was a Wood Thrush singing with gusto from the southeast corner of Mundy Wildflower Garden and could be heard from O parking lot on Plantations road. Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] May 19 unidentified call

2013-05-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I posted last Sunday that I heard a call which I could not recognize. Here it is. It was in a pine and mixed hardwood woods. To me it sounded that the bird was feeding in the middle layers of the woods and moving. I did not spend time to track it down as my friend's kids wanted to see

RE: [cayugabirds-l] May 19 unidentified call

2013-05-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
: Meena Madhav Haribal Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] May 19 unidentified call I agree with Jay. I heard this song for the first time earlier this week and had no idea what it was until I tracked down the singer. The version I heard had a ringing metallic quality to the finish. It sounded very strange

RE: [cayugabirds-l] May 19 unidentified call

2013-05-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
To: Meena Madhav Haribal Cc: Gary Kohlenberg; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] May 19 unidentified call Hi Meena, Here's a similar good example from Xeno-Canto: http://www.xeno-canto.org/50435 – Hooded Warbler alternate song. This was my best guess for species, as well, because

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard

2013-05-27 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Orchard oriole at Lick Brook parking lot on Et 13. Junction of 13 and 34 . Meena Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Vireos along EIR

2013-05-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today on the way to work, I heard two singing Yellow-throated Vireos, one was in Strawberry Circle housing complex and the second was in Hawthorn Orchard. Otherwise Hawthorn was very quiet. Meena Dr. Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] Campus birds - Osprey and Sharpie

2013-05-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
While waiting for a bus near Day Hall an Osprey flew over Andrew White House and towards downtown. Right now a Sharp shinned Hawk is circling over Robert Holley USDA building and slowly heading north. Great Crested Flycatcher was weeping over Mundy rather furiously during lunch hours!

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo early morning

2013-05-31 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today at 0.45 am I was looking for moths when I heard a calling Yellow-billed cuckoo flyover. Today morning by 4.45 am my yard was very noisy or rather musical with 10 different species calling. Robin was the main singer. There were Carolina wren, male and female cardinals, House

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher oddness

2013-05-31 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Bark mulch has some fungus/bacteria in it to keep weeds from growing, so these may be beneficial to birds too. Plus, it is rough enough to be a scratching surface to remove mites and lice. I have seen this behaviors in house sparrows on the campus where everything is covered with tons of bark

[cayugabirds-l] Some Notes around the Cayuga lake basin

2013-06-01 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I was planning to go kayaking on Tioughnioga River, but unfortunately as I reached Etna, my car tire started loosing air and finally ended up paying $ 300 for a new tire and alignment. I was told it would take about an hour to do changes. So I walked to Larch Meadows while car was

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens

2013-06-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I was working in the kitchen when I heard some strange hissing or heavy breathing like calls. So I thought may be wood-chuck was making this call as she and her babies were feeding on clover in the backyard. Then the calls got loud and seem to be coming from the front yard. So I opened

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens continue

2013-06-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
-98062281-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2013 1:10 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ravens Hi all, I was working in the kitchen when I heard some strange hissing or heavy breathing like calls. So I thought may

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens and Am. Crow

2013-06-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Here is what I got of the corvids. Raven call is loudest when he was right over my head. Don't know if it meant yelling at me for spoiling their dinner. https://soundcloud.com/meena-haribal/sets/raven-and-american-crow Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Ravens on east hill

2013-06-09 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
this year, so it is a nice treat. -Liisa Liisa Mobley Sent from my iPhone -- Subject: Ravens continue From: Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 21:39:41 + X-Message-Number: 6 Ravens seem

[cayugabirds-l] Texas Hollow, Cayuta Lake Natural Area of CP and Cauta Lake inlet

2013-06-11 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Sunday (June 9 13) I spent a delightful day out in the sun chasing odonates, but also observing birds. Texas Hollow has some beautiful locations that makes you feel you are Adirondacks. I spent three hours at the ponds and another two hours cruising through the hollow saw and heard

[cayugabirds-l] Song variations

2013-06-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Yesterday at 445 hours I recorded my Catbird singing. His song was slow paced, clear and confident. He continued to sing next three hours almost non-stop, except when he went to try some moths at my moth sheet, which were scarce. By 700 hours I realized his song's tempo has changed. His notes

[cayugabirds-l] Some recent notes

2013-06-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I was out of town last week-end and when I got back home on Monday I realized my Catbird has stop singing. So I am hoping he did not become 'Cat'(s) bird. But I have also noticed in the past that when they have fledglings they stop singing and hang around with their kids and sometime

[cayugabirds-l] Crusoe Creek Paddling

2013-07-01 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Does anyone know if we can paddle Crusoe creek from Audubon center to Savannah Spring road? Someone from MAC on this list? If it paddleable do we need to take permit as part of it is MWC? I am interested in looking for odes and birds along this creek. Thanks in advance. Cheers

[cayugabirds-l] Crusoe Creek

2013-07-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Thanks for the private e-mails to me about the accessibility of Crusoe creek. It seems it is possible to paddle. So now if anyone is interested in paddling the creek in next couple of weeks. Please contact me off the list. Hope we will get some birds and bugs the birds eat! Cheers

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2013-07-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Today afternoon while I was seeing some awesome insects like Green Darners and Black Saddlebags and a Ixodontia wasp carrying long grass blades (7 to 8 inches long) to some location under my office window, I watched an adult Bald Eagle circle around in front of my office window for a few

[cayugabirds-l] Fireflies

2013-07-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
315-521-4315 == From: bounce-98622101-3494...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-98622101-3494...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Meena Madhav Haribal Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 9:51 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle Today

[cayugabirds-l] FW: National Moth Week AKA bird food week!

2013-07-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi folks, I know many of you are interested in insects and this is an opportunity to learn more about moths during the National Moth Week of 2013. Bill Evans has put up a fantastic program. So don't miss these programs. Last year we had great fun, some 30 people attended the programs! We had

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingird and others in my yard

2013-07-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I was pleasantly surprised to find an hummingbird (female) at my monarda flowers half an hour ago. I looked out of my window and saw something flying into the monarda flowers, I thought it was too early for insects to be active in the morning. Then it dawned on me that it was a

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Why mimic?

2013-07-20 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
'In a scracky voice'. I had to look up what this word means! Here is the urban dictionary meaning cross between scraggly and crappy. First time I have ever heard (or read in this case) this word. I feel sorry for your catbird Donna, which cant mimic the songs appropriately. But I must admit

[cayugabirds-l] Addition to Shore birds at K-M MNWR

2013-07-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Ken and all, I too was there at Knox Marcellus in the evening for a short time. I was scopeless as I had not anticipated going birding but was kayaking the Owasco Outlet from Throop to Port Byron. Thanks to Jason Hawks? I was able to enjoy a short time scan through the scope for shorebirds. I

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbird being fed by probable Chipping Sparrow

2013-07-25 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today in the morning while waiting for the bus , I watched a cowbird young beg for food from what seemed to be a Chipping Sparrow (by giss and behavior), but it was partly covered by the leaves and then they got lost in the leaves. Yesterday, I saw a Blue-grey Gnatcatcher foraging in a

[cayugabirds-l] National Moth week events reminder - Actually looking at bird food that is available now!

2013-07-26 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hello all, This is just a reminder in case you have misplaced your e-mail regarding National Moth week events - Actually looking at bird food that is available now! http://www.oldbird.org/mothweek/2013FingerLakesMothEvents.html Some events that are occurring tonight and tomorrow. Don't miss

[cayugabirds-l] This past week-end notes

2013-07-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, It has been an incredible week with lots of new things to be found in our area. Yesterday, I was supposed to be having picnic in Myers from 12.30 Pm to 4.30 Pm, but we cancelled it due to rain or otherwise I am sure to have seen the good birds. But anyways, I did go to see the Red

RE:[cayugabirds-l] This past week-end notes

2013-07-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Madhav Haribal Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 7:45 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] This past week-end notes Hi all, It has been an incredible week with lots of new things to be found in our area. Yesterday, I was supposed to be having picnic in Myers from 12.30 Pm to 4.30 Pm, but we

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Public bird bath!

2013-07-31 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I have found this happen very often, i.e. using public baths. I have watched starlings wait in queue for other starlings to finish their baths to visit ‘the bath’, while there are plenty of pools or even the whole stream as in case of Cascadilla Gorge nearby. In spring, I watched a similar

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Public bird bath!

2013-07-31 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
can fly very quickly to other individuals given the chance. Cheers Meena -Original Message- From: Marie P. Read Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11:48 AM To: Meena Madhav Haribal; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Public bird bath! Here's my thoughts: I have found

[cayugabirds-l] Marbled Godwit still there at Knox-Marcellus

2013-08-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
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[cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday evening - Marbled Godwit (6.30PM) and Wilson's Phalarope

2013-08-04 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Yesterday, I made a trip specifically for shorebirds to MNWR. I was interested in seeing the Marbled Godwit, which would make my basin list to 308th species! In the morning I spent time at Salt point with Candace and Robin for the future trail preparation as we had already planned.

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday evening - Marbled Godwit (6.30PM) and Wilson's Phalarope

2013-08-04 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2013 9:05 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday evening - Marbled Godwit (6.30PM) and Wilson's Phalarope Hi all, Yesterday, I made a trip specifically for shorebirds to MNWR. I

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird and Catocala incidnece

2013-08-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Yesterday night around 12.00 AM I had this beautiful moth visit moth sheet. It was there till 2.30 AM as I was still awake at this time. Then I fell asleep sometime after 3.00 am. By the time I woke up it was 5.58 am. It was quite bright outside. I stumbled out of the bed to make sure

[cayugabirds-l] OT: RFI on best birding locations for August

2013-08-07 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I want to take a few days off in August later this month for a week+ . Can anyone suggest best locations to go in US? I am not looking for a rare bird, but any birds in quantity and quality. I have thought of California. But any location suggestion will be welcome. I need to get away

[cayugabirds-l] some notes here and there

2013-08-11 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Yesterday I paddled Cayuga Inlet and Wegmans backside area. I came across a small pocket of bird activity consisting of two Yellow warblers, both singing half garbled songs, so I presume young males, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, a bunch of chickadees and WB nuthatches. Other birds of

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope, Montezuma

2013-08-12 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
May be Marbled Godwit found a friend and together they headed to Cupsogue in Suffolk LI. Walk along the dike of Knox -Marsellus was a great trip. Some 25+ people showed up. Thanks to MNWR authorities and to Dave Nutter, Kevin and Jay McGowans and Steve Benedict for taking initiative and

[cayugabirds-l] East Ithaca Recreation Way and OT about Cape Cod birding

2013-08-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Last couple of days I have walked East Ithaca recreation way to work. It is comparatively quiet, but for common birds. Highlights of Thursday walks were a beautiful male RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, feeding on Jewel weeds. An insistently calling PLIEATED WOODPECKER. There were many

[cayugabirds-l] Conn Hill Birds

2013-08-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I spent some time at Connecticut Hill to look for late odonates, Saw and photographed several darner spices one might be a Variable Darner, if it turns out to be that then it is a great record. I need to compare it with a few more specimens. But I did find small number of birds. I

[cayugabirds-l] Park preserve and extension

2013-08-18 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I decided to go check out the meadows for darners and if I am lucky some Somtaochlora and the creek for Least Clubtails, which I did not find any. I did see many darners but could not get close enough view to identify them. But there were no Somatochlora among them. I ran into some

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

2013-08-19 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Wow awfully interesting story! Thanks for the details! I am going to be in Monmoy on 24 August! I will look out for this bird specially. Meena From: bounce-107842715-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-107842715-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kenneth V. Rosenberg Sent: Monday,

[cayugabirds-l] Link to Mushrooms of Park preseve and surroundings

2013-08-19 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Here is a link to mushrooms I photographed yesterday at Park Preserve and it adjacent locations. Light was too low so had to use the flash and my camera is doing something strange or I don't know how to use the camera with TTL flash.

[cayugabirds-l] Vultures

2013-08-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I had time to kill and a car to travel, so decided I will go to look for Black Vultures. So from 4.00 ish to 5.10 PM I spent scanning each and every vulture I could see. There were quite a few on a tree, many scattered along the field or fence posts and as many as 40 circling over the

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy Warblers during lunch time

2013-08-30 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I came across a small pocket warblers and other species on a short Cayuga trail that passes along the Plantations road. There were following: Redstarts 2 female/first year male types Blackpoll warbler 1 Chestnut-sided 1 Magnolia warbler 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Eastern Wood Peewee 1

[cayugabirds-l] Probable Olive -sided flycatcher at SSW

2013-08-31 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I spent the morning on Stevenson's Road and at SSW or correct acronym would be SWS. Finally, on the return trip I did see two BLACK VULTURES atop a tree on a second visit. At SSW, I saw this bird perched on a dead branch in the main pond towards the east end, who's gizz was that of

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus Labor day evening: Fantastic pergerine show

2013-09-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today I did a trip to Knox-Marsellus and was hoping to go to Van Dyne Spoor road with hopes of seeing a Western Kingbird. But ended up spending most of the 3.5 hours at Knox-Marsellus. I was looking at shorebirds trying to pick out rarities and identify the common ones. Then I saw a

[cayugabirds-l] Additions: RE: Knox-Marsellus Labor day evening: Fantastic pergerine show

2013-09-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I neglected to mention some of the other birds yesterday in post. There was a juvenile SANDHILL CRANE, which seemed to be alone in a grassy patch that ventured into the marshy area. Every step it took it tested for the firmness of the ground and hesitated for a second before continuing. After

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy during lunch

2013-09-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I birded Mundy during lunch time. Birds were hard to come by. But I did see in one spread out group where I saw a single specimen of each a Magnolia, Red-eyed Vireo and a Philadelphia Vireo along with chickadees. Slightly apart from this group was a single young Tennessee Warbler. All

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Migration Tonight!

2013-09-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Chris's e-mail reminded me of the morning. Today morning around 5.30 am, I heard a single call of Black-bellied Plover flying overhead and a few seep's of warblers. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchards

2013-09-07 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I was planning on taking a walk on East Ithaca recreation way till Game Farm Road, but at the last moment decided, I will go to Hawthorn. So I entered from North-western side, where there was a PILEATED WOODPECKER banging on tree and making his presence known. Then I came across a

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 7Sep2013

2013-09-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
That is an impressive list for the morning and just along Towpath Road! Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ From: bounce-107916036-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-107916036-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Bolivia

2013-09-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I am thinking of Bolivia during Christmas Holidays. So if anyone has been there could you share some of your experience? Email directly to me at mmh3@cornell,edumailto:mmh3@cornell,edu I was almost booking my flight tonight, but thought I would give a couple more days. I am also

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2013-09-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today I worked with Ngampit in the garden a whole lot. Early morning, we had a Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak chinking away and a Blackpoll warbler, along with a group of Cedar waxwings which have spent most of the morning eating Yew berries (so hopefully they are cured of

[cayugabirds-l] 5 mile loop birds

2013-09-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I did a five + mile loop of East Ithaca and Ellis Hollow Road and Game Farm Road and had a few notable birds. At Strawberry Hill Woods among the chickadees I had two MAGNOLIA WARBLERS and a flyby of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. At the intersection of the Ball Field path and East Ithaca

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy Wildflower Garden during lunch

2013-09-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I had fairly good number of birds in Mundy for the first time. I came across a small flock , but the flock was very much dispersed among several trees. 4 or 5 of Magnolia One of them chased a small moth for quite some distance and nabbed it finally. But I could not identify the moth as

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma today evening!

2013-09-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, As I had a transportation today, I decided to take a long drive to MNWR. On the way I stopped at Myers nothing of interest to report. At Aurora, I saw an adult Bald Eagle, which soared for sometime parallel to my car. Again at Mud Lock I saw two adult Bald Eagles sitting on a dead

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma today evening!

2013-09-23 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
From: bounce-107988866-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-107988866-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Brad Walker Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 3:22 PM To: Meena Madhav Haribal Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma today evening! Hi all, Sorry for the late reply

[cayugabirds-l] Swainson's Thrush and singing Ruby Crowned Kinglet at Mundy

2013-09-25 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, During lunch, I saw a Swainson's Thrush having lunch on Dogwood berries. I also heard, but could not locate a singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Other birds of note were a Red-eyed Vireo and a flycatcher, I think probably was an Eastern Wood Peewee. Meena Dr. Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson

[cayugabirds-l] Mundy during Lunch

2013-09-26 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today was the best day for birds in Mundy for the fall warblers this year. We had quite a few species of warblers and other species mixed in a large flock the crossed the creek at Mundy offices and spent a whole lot of time in sycamores suggesting sycamores were loaded with insects. We

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mundy during Lunch

2013-09-26 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
And Black-throated Blue I forgot to add. From: bounce-108003736-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-108003736-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Meena Madhav Haribal Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:42 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mundy during Lunch Hi all, Today

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchard south-west end

2013-09-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I spent a couple of hours in the morning (10.30 to 12.30 hr) in the Hawthorn Orchard, but saw most of the birds in the poplars and ashes grove of south west. The group consisted of several Magnolia several Yellow-rumps 3 Black-throated greens 1 Pine Warbler 1 Nashville feeding

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchard south-west end

2013-09-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-108076890-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 1:19 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn orchard south-west end Hi all, I spent a couple of hours in the morning (10.30

[cayugabirds-l] Michigan Hollow birds

2013-10-06 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Today Ngampit and I spent a couple of hours hiking in Michigan Hollow WMA. Highlights were two WINTER WRENS loudly calling and were seen (separately)! After years I have seen Winter Wrens. In two different flocks of chickadees, there were several RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS, one

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