[cayugabirds-l] hummingbird!

2009-09-19 Thread Ray Zimmerman
I just saw a hummingbird fly by as I was sitting on my porch in Eastern Heights. Isn't he a little late in leaving? Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES Archives: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Bradfield peregrine

2010-01-28 Thread Ray Zimmerman
As I got off the bus by Bradfield at about 8:15 this morning, I looked up and saw the Peregrine circling. It circled a number of times and then landed briefly on the SW corner and began vocalizing. Then it flew again and circled a few more times before landing on the SE corner where it was I

[cayugabirds-l] Spanish names of local birds

2010-05-13 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Does anyone know where I can find the Spanish names of local birds? Ray -- 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] id help

2010-05-13 Thread Ray Zimmerman
About 1/2 an hour ago I saw a warbler-sized bird foraging on the ground under the trees in front of the parking spaces facing the pond at Cornell Plantations. It was a pretty uniform brown on top and streaked brown below with a yellow throat and yellow underside near the tail. The top of the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] id help and Spanish bird names

2010-05-13 Thread Ray Zimmerman
. Best, Matt Medler Ithaca - Original Message From: Ray Zimmerman r...@cornell.edu To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Thu, May 13, 2010 3:02:33 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] id help About 1/2 an hour ago I saw a warbler-sized bird foraging on the ground

[cayugabirds-l] vireo question

2011-07-05 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A vireo question from someone with little vireo experience. It is very difficult for me to distinguish between the songs of Red-eyed and Philadelphia vireos on the recordings I've heard. Here in the basin, how safe is it to assume that what I hear are Red-eyed and not Philadelpia? Or does it

[cayugabirds-l] remains of a ? in Bradfield parking lot

2011-11-07 Thread Ray Zimmerman
knowledgeable correct or confirm it. I've put some lousy quality photos taken with my iPod here ... http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/145326/1/bird-remains?h=80e111 -- Ray Zimmerman Senior Research Associate 419A Warren Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 phone: (607) 255-9645 -- Cayugabirds-L

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Ovid snowy-no; short-eared-yes

2012-01-29 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Today we saw a single SHORT-EARED OWL and a male NORTHERN HARRIER along Wycoff Rd about a 1/2 mile west of Rock River at about 5:15 pm. Unfortunately, no snowy. Ray On Jan 26, 2012, at 8:29 AM, Michele Mannella wrote: Last evening around 4:30 we looked for the Ovid snowy owl once again,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Woodcock

2012-03-15 Thread Ray Zimmerman
We enjoyed watching about 5 display flights of a Woodcock from the field in the southeast corner of Snyder Hill Rd and Whitted Rd. on Tuesday evening at dusk. Ray On Mar 14, 2012, at 9:00 AM, John and Sue Gregoire wrote: We were enjoying several displaying woodcock last night and figured

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chipping Sparrow

2012-03-30 Thread Ray Zimmerman
We had a Chipping Sparrow at our feeder on Snyder Hill on the 24th (reported for FeederWatch), and I'm sure I first saw it a few days before that. Didn't realize it was one of the first sightings of the year in the area. Ray On Mar 30, 2012, at 8:32 PM, Meena Haribal wrote: So the real

[cayugabirds-l] TVs

2012-04-12 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Two Turkey Vultures just flew by my Rhodes Hall office window nice and close ... one was scratching it's head with its foot as it glided by. Amusing sight. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] another red-tailed hawk nest

2012-05-04 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A friend just told us about another red-tailed hawk nest near Cornell campus that I hadn't heard about. It's located on the north cliff wall of the Fall Creek gorge just above the Stewart Ave. bridge and below eye level when viewed from the bridge. When we looked about an hour ago, it looked

[cayugabirds-l] red-headed woodpecker

2012-06-22 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Beautiful red-headed woodpecker at our feeder and around our yard as I post! Ray Zimmerman 20 Settlement Rd., Ithaca, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] red-headed woodpecker

2012-06-22 Thread Ray Zimmerman
My wife called (about 4:10pm) to say the red-headed woodpecker was just seen again momentarily, almost landing at our feeder before disappearing over the garage. Ray On Jun 22, 2012, at 9:04 AM, Ray Zimmerman wrote: Of course, it flew away while I was posting. Will post again if any of my

Re: [cayugabirds-l] red-headed woodpecker

2012-06-25 Thread Ray Zimmerman
The red-headed woodpecker has not been seen (as far as I know) since Friday, but here are two *very* blurry photos we got then. https://picasaweb.google.com/zman.ray/RedHeadedWoodpecker62212EasternHeightsIthacaNY - Ray On Jun 22, 2012, at 4:14 PM, Ray Zimmerman wrote: My wife called

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Still have a hummingbird

2012-09-12 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Me too. About the same time today. Ray Eastern Heights, Ithaca On Sep 12, 2012, at 7:17 AM, Robyn Bailey wrote: At my feeder this morning @ 7:20. Robyn Bailey Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on plant science building

2013-02-06 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Now. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on plant science building

2013-02-06 Thread Ray Zimmerman
, 2013, at 9:27 AM, Ray Zimmerman r...@cornell.edu wrote: Now. 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] redpolls

2013-02-07 Thread Ray Zimmerman
I know I'm late to the party, but we FINALLY had our first flock of about 25 REDPOLLS drop in at our feeder in Eastern Heights this morning, if only for a few seconds. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] campus killdeer

2013-03-11 Thread Ray Zimmerman
KILLDEER flyover near CCC and Clark Hall just now. --Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] mockingbird

2013-03-19 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Corner of Snyder Hill and Skyvue in Eastern Heights, NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD evicts a male NORTHERN CARDINAL from his bush as Mrs Cardinal looks on, then proceeds to sing quietly (gloomily?). --Ray Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] raven

2013-04-12 Thread Ray Zimmerman
RAVEN about 7:30 flying over horse pastures on Pine Tree Rd toward East Hill Plaza. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] waterthrush ID help

2013-06-01 Thread Ray Zimmerman
My son took these pictures of a waterthrush this morning by the SSW - Podell Boardwalk … https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g38islyumjrlkb8/8B-UtAXVTt Not being familiar with waterthrushes, I began looking at various books, web-sites, apps to try to figure out which one it was and was coming to the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] waterthrush ID help

2013-06-01 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Thanks for everyone who answered … Northern it is. Ray On Jun 1, 2013, at 5:22 PM, Ray Zimmerman r...@cornell.edu wrote: My son took these pictures of a waterthrush this morning by the SSW - Podell Boardwalk … https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g38islyumjrlkb8/8B-UtAXVTt Not being familiar

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red headed woodpecker continues Mays point

2013-07-22 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Thanks for this pointer … my 12 yr old son was very happy to be able to add these to his summer bird photography project. We saw two red-headed woodpeckers among those dead trees and he got some nice photos and a bit of video of one of them in a bush eating berries. Ray On Jul 21, 2013,

[cayugabirds-l] Bradfield peregrine

2013-12-19 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Peregrine on west side of Bradfield Hall now. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Peregrine

2014-02-13 Thread Ray Zimmerman
About an hour ago, while waiting for the bus at the Statler, I saw a PEREGRINE FALCON fly over … looked like it might have been heading toward Bradfield Hall. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2014-04-14 Thread Ray Zimmerman
There was a BROWN THRASHER singing away in the top of a small tree in the Cornell Plantations arboretum this morning. I also saw 3 CORMORANTS fly over while I was there. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] dark red-tailed hawk

2014-06-15 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Today around 12:30pm as I stepped outside (in Eastern Heights, Ithaca) the call of red-tailed hawk caught my attention and I quickly spotted it circling overhead. As I grabbed my binoculars, I soon realized that it was a very unusual red-tail (at least very different from the one’s I’m used to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] dark red-tailed hawk (zone-tailed hawk?)

2014-06-16 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Nutter On Jun 15, 2014, at 03:23 PM, Ray Zimmerman r...@cornell.edu wrote: Today around 12:30pm as I stepped outside (in Eastern Heights, Ithaca) the call of red-tailed hawk caught my attention and I quickly spotted it circling overhead. As I grabbed my binoculars, I soon realized

Re: [cayugabirds-l] dark red-tailed hawk (zone-tailed hawk?)

2014-06-16 Thread Ray Zimmerman
as showing up light-colored against the black undertail coverts? A quite noticeable feature of Zone-tailed as I remember. --John On Jun 16, 2014, at 1:10 PM, Ray Zimmerman wrote: Thanks everyone for the helpful discussion and sorry for my silence (busy with life). Here’s a bit more

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raven inquiry

2014-12-11 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Speaking of ravens, few days ago while waiting for the bus along Snyder Hill Rd. two ravens flew by. I noticed them when one vocalized, making a sound my neighbor described as a Star Wars light saber sort of sound, before reverting to the normal raven croaking. Sorry I don’t have a better

[cayugabirds-l] Friday 2 Bradfield Peregrines + territorial behavior?

2015-01-26 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A bit late posting about this … Friday afternoon around 4:45 as I waited for my bus across from Bradfield Hall, I saw one Peregrine perched on the usual ledge about 2/3 of the way up the SW corner of the building. Then, before I could reach the east side of the building to check the ledges

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on Bradfield

2015-01-20 Thread Ray Zimmerman
On ledge on SW corner of Bradfield Hall. Minutes ago. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] campus raven

2015-02-19 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Minutes ago, RAVEN flying over Cascadilla Gorge behind Rhodes Hall (Cornell). Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] campus raven

2015-01-27 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A few minutes ago I saw a RAVEN flying lazily westward along the gorge outside my Rhodes Hall window. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] 2 peregrines

2015-01-28 Thread Ray Zimmerman
East side of Bradfield hall now. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on Cornell campus

2015-01-09 Thread Ray Zimmerman
It was there again this morning around 10-ish. Ray On Jan 8, 2015, at 8:52 AM, Marty Schlabach m...@cornell.edu mailto:m...@cornell.edu wrote: About 8:15am this morning a peregrine was perched about ¾ up the east side of Bradfield Hall. I heard it call before I looked up to see it.

[cayugabirds-l] bald eagles

2015-03-02 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A colleague of mine just sent me some photos he took last Friday of bald eagles on the ice on Cayuga lake. One shot showed 6 eagles (1 adult and 5 juveniles). Four of the juveniles were clearly all trying to get their share of the same meal, complete with some in-air clashes. Taken from a house

Re: [cayugabirds-l] peregrines on Bradfield Hall

2015-02-27 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Around 8:20am today, one was feeding in the same area you saw the male feeding two days ago. Btw, how do you distinguish gender? Just relative size? Here’s an iPhone-through-binoculars photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/16qr05mcz4fospr/2015-02-27-Bradfield-Peregrine.JPG And, I agree that this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] campus raven

2015-02-24 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Again today, same place … single RAVEN seen twice in the last few minutes. Ray On Feb 19, 2015, at 11:00 AM, Ray Zimmerman r...@cornell.edu wrote: Minutes ago, RAVEN flying over Cascadilla Gorge behind Rhodes Hall (Cornell). Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Campus Peregrine

2015-11-11 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Just departed from Bradfield heading west. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on Bradfield now

2015-10-30 Thread Ray Zimmerman
SW corner, 2/3 of the way up. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2015-12-15 Thread Ray Zimmerman
As I walked from the bus to my office this morning I saw two high-flying flocks of SNOW GEESE over campus heading south, probably more than 1000 total. There were also a few smaller and lower flying flocks of CANADA GEESE, also heading south. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] HUGE flock of snow geese - late post

2016-01-04 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Sorry for the late post, but around noon on Sat 1/2/16, as I returned to Ithaca from Auburn on Rt 34 I came across a field full of thousands, and I guessed probably 10’s of thousands of snow geese between Scipio Center and Genoa. Initially the flock was on both sides of the road, but part of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE flock of snow geese - late post

2016-01-04 Thread Ray Zimmerman
on the road ;-) — Ray > On Jan 4, 2016, at 2:11 PM, Ray Zimmerman <r...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > Sorry for the late post, but around noon on Sat 1/2/16, as I returned to > Ithaca from Auburn on Rt 34 I came across a field full of thousands, and I > guessed probably 10’s

[cayugabirds-l] Bradfield Peregrine

2016-01-07 Thread Ray Zimmerman
There was a PEREGRINE FALCON on a ledge about 2/3 of the way up the SW corner of Bradfield at 4:45. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Pheasant & wood ducks

2015-11-24 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Female ring necked pheasant by entrance to the Thompkins County recycling center. To male wood ducks with the mallards at Wegmans parking lot. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Heights to Cornell yesterday

2016-05-04 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Yesterday morning I walked to Cornell from Eastern Heights. Here are some highlights … - about 30 Pine Siskins along Tudor Rd. - a Solitary Sandpiper by the side of the trail near Hawthorne Woods - a White-crowned Sparrow by Maplewood Apartments - House Wrens galore - a Brown Thrasher - Eastern

[cayugabirds-l] swans on Dryden Lake

2016-11-22 Thread Ray Zimmerman
>From a friend who lives near Dryden lake … There is a small flock of white swans with black bills out on Dryden Lake right now. They are absolutely beautiful. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on Bradfield

2016-12-13 Thread Ray Zimmerman
There is a Peregrine Falcon on a ledge on the west side of Cornell's Bradfield Hall, enjoying its breakfast. Sent from my phone, please excuse brevity and typos. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bradfield Peregrine now

2016-12-20 Thread Ray Zimmerman
West side Sent from my phone, please excuse brevity and typos. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] clay-colored sparrow & scarlet tanager

2018-06-01 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Both singing behind Warren Hall around 8:15 this morning. The clay-colored sparrow was by the parking lot, the scarlet tanager east a bit further, in the woods. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] house wren

2018-04-23 Thread Ray Zimmerman
I saw my FOY House Wren on Quarry Rd near Snyder Hill Rd. yesterday. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] tundra swans on Dryden Lake

2018-03-01 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A friend reported seeing what the thought was 15 Tundra Swans on Dryden Lake this morning. Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES