[cayugabirds-l] Turkey

2010-02-05 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
the domestic turkeys which are fenced in. Perhaps they've been calling to him? Further along, on the East Ithaca Rec Way, half way between Honness Lane and Mitchell St there were 20 Blue Jays just apparently 'hanging out' together in a tree! Neat. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] pine siskins

2010-10-31 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
After having been gone on vacation for a period of time, and reading that Pine Siskins had returned to Ithaca, we are glad that we had our neighbor fill up our bird feeders while we were gone. The Siskins (3) were here in their glory this morning as we looked out the window at our feeder (off

[cayugabirds-l] late Chipping Sparrow

2010-11-15 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
I read with interest Meena's post about a late Chipping Sparrow, when I just sat down for lunch and spotted on our feeder another 'late' CHIPPING SPARROW. Perhaps those young ones are late leaving! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] robins

2011-02-26 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
On a walk up Eastern Heights Rec Way this morning I also spotted Robins--a flock of between 25-30. They were sitting quite still munching on left-over black fruit, and appearing as still as the half-dozen Cedar Waxwings which were also there. Last week I spotted about 50 Robins on the East

[cayugabirds-l] around the lake

2011-03-01 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We decided to take advantage of the sunny day and do some birding around the lake--going up West side (destination Sauders Market in Seneca Falls) and back down East. Of course this latter choice made it difficult to get good looks at some birds due to lighting, but we did the best we could.

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron

2011-03-15 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- 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) http

[cayugabirds-l] American Bittern/Crow preyed upon by Red Tail

2011-04-09 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Larry and I had a leisurely trip around the lake today. Because there weren't the great numbers of waterfowl on the lake, our first main stop was Mudlock to look at the BALD EAGLE on nest with at least one visible gray fluff young. Steve Kress' SFO class was also observing the nest. Of note

[cayugabirds-l] LP Bird records

2011-04-09 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
of most distinctive familiar birds) American Bird Songs Vol two (51 bird voices captured with a microphone in birds' natural habitats -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma request

2011-04-26 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
be great and you can email me off line. We hate to make a 'special' trip, with the price of gas, just to measure what is approximately .75 of a mile, and can probably use that as an estimate, but we would like to be precise! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vulture in the snow?

2010-12-09 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Perhaps the Turkey Vulture was on the way towards sniffing out an animal carcass. I was sort of surprised to notice a TV on the ground working on an animal carcass around 10 a.m. this morning, in the open field area south of Kendall. I sort of forgot about this, until seeing France's post.

[cayugabirds-l] Grackles/Titmice

2012-02-23 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
As we stepped outside of our house briefly to check 'progress' of Belle Sherman Cottages just a minute ago, we had a flock of 25-30 COMMON GRACKLES fly over our house in a Northern direction. We also heard 2 TITMICE duetting (singing/responding) back and forth. Vine/Mitchell St. -- Sara

[cayugabirds-l] SNOW GEESE

2012-02-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Jane Hymes -- 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/maillist.html 2

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2012-04-12 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
I saw my FOY GRAY CATBIRD on East Hill Recway (Honness Lane end) just now. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yard Warblers

2012-08-15 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We also had our first fall warbler late this afternoon--a CHESTUN-SIDED darted about our cherry tree. Gary Kohlenberg wrote: I had my first obvious migrant warblers today in the front yard hedge. One each of Canada, Chestnut-sided and A. Redstart with a couple Chickadees. I know warblers have

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle egret

2012-09-14 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Still visible At western edge water of Benning marsh 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] redpolls

2012-12-26 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We 'finally' joined the sighting list this morning with a flock of 15 Redpolls. Yay! -- Sara Jane and Larry Hymes East Ithaca on Vine St. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

2012-12-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
The beauty of the red Cardinals was very present today as we counted 17 (!!) Cardinals at our feeders in the early afternoon. There were at least 11 males, but the way they all kept flitting about, it was sort of difficult to count. What a gorgeous sight! -- Sara Jane and Larry Hymes Vine

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Song Sparrow

2013-03-12 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
A lone SONG SPARROW was just at our yard off Mitchell St. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] white-winged Turkey Vulture

2013-04-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Larry and I went up the lake today for a leisure day of birding. While we really didn't see anything out of the ordinary we had 'our' first glimpse of the (a) white-winged Turkey Vulture seen soaring about a mile north of King Ferry on route 90. However, we did see some 'rare birders'--Susan

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's phalarope MNWR

2013-05-17 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We haven't found the Stilt Sandpiper but found a Wilson's Phalarope in breeding plumage at Benning marsh. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sibley Guide left on car top!

2013-05-17 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
In our quest to look for the Stilt Sandpiper, and finding instead the Wilson's Phalarope, it turns out that we left a 'small' Sibley Bird Guide on top of our car, and just discovered now, upon our return, that we don't have it. Most likely it fell off at Benning Marsh, or continuation of

[cayugabirds-l] bathing birds

2013-07-18 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
could get a photo. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Earthflight (PBS)

2013-09-04 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
This program actually airs tonight, Wed. at 8 pm on PBS On Sep 3, 2013, at 8:23 PM, Chris R. Pelkie wrote: Just noticed a series coming up called Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation that purports to be a bird's-eye tour of 6 continents, observing animal migrations, etc. This Sat on PBS

[cayugabirds-l] Loons

2013-10-30 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We're at Aurora post office parking lot and stopped counting at 100+ loons out in middle of lake with calm waters. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] target birds

2013-10-30 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
. After our obligatory stop at Sauders Market, we stopped back by to see if the hummer would be more cooperative. Unfortunately, someone was walking their dog in the yard, and time demanded that we return. But we had a great time finding our 'target' birds, as well as additional ones. -- Sara Jane

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl

2014-01-09 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Still present on Indian Field Rd between first-2nd set of barns on west side of rd Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] FOY bat

2014-04-13 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
As Larry and I were just out in the yard listening to the wonderful 'dusk chorus', I spotted a Bat flying around---our first of the year!! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Lincoln's Sparrow

2014-05-03 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
, with whitish throat and buffy coloration on top of throat and sides. We're waiting for it to re-appear. -- Sara Jane Hymes 120 Vine St in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swifts

2014-05-14 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
more information to share, please do! Regards, -Rob (603 Mitchell) -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] turkeys

2014-07-20 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
'?), but they were headed down the hill and most likely from whence they came--to Van Nattis Dam area. I've never seen turkeys in city limit before! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes

2014-08-30 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
9 Sandhills SE plowed field Armitage @ route 89 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] Cardinal Bonanza!

2015-01-16 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
For the past several days we have been treated to LOTS of Cardinals--all at one time, at our feeders. By 'lots' I mean, we reached a high number of 22 today!! They all seem to come at once at dusk. While we try to count them quickly, they flit to the bushes and then we have to re-start our

[cayugabirds-l] Song sparrows

2015-03-20 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
also on bike path--all fat and plump. But quietly sitting in the shrubs watching the robins was a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD. -- Sara Jane Hymes Vine St--Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping/Fox Sparrow

2015-03-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
it for myself and get a more accurate ID. (Larry is fairly confident that it was a Chipper.) In meantime, Fox sparrow remains. -- Sara Jane Hymes Vine St. in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] House wren

2015-04-29 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
While taking a short walk just now on EIRW, Larry and I heard and saw our first house wren--off Mitchell St.. -- Sara Jane Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] TV's

2015-04-01 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
A kettle of 14 TURKEY VULTURES currently seeking thermals to head north--over Maple Ave area--Ithaca. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Magazines: Birders World/Living Bird

2015-11-16 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Could anyone use old copies of Birders World (2002-2008) or Living Bird (1996-2009)? If so, please contact me off line. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Downy WP behavior

2016-08-12 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
water supply, but I guess it is just not enough for the Downy. Has anyone else been having this occur at their h-bird feeders during this dry summer? -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2016-10-24 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOY Field Sparrow

2017-04-07 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
I also spotted a FOY Field Sparrow in our yard this afternoon along with the huge numbers of Juncos coming for the millet seed. -- Sara Jane On Apr 7, 2017, at 1:03 PM, Tom Hoebbel > wrote: We have our first Field Sparrow under our feeder

[cayugabirds-l] turkey

2017-05-02 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
A friend sent me a photo of a tom Turkey who was strutting through her yard off of Pleasant Grove Rd. I don’t recall m/any reports of turkey within the city of Ithaca/Lansing recently. A pleasant surprise for all concerned. -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Phoebe

2018-04-18 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
I had my first PHOEBE today on Eastern Heights walkway near water tower. It was desperately trying to find a bug to catch in the cold weather! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2018-04-22 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
A FOY adult Bald Eagle just flying over our Vine St. house—neat! -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] new yard bird

2018-02-26 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We had our first Grackle of the year visit our feeders this afternoon! -- Sara Jane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] pine siskins

2018-11-23 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Almost a dozen pine siskins finally visited our feeders on Vine St in Ithaca today. We have also had 2-3 fox sparrows scratching on the ground for the past 2 days. -- Sara Jane -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2019-04-02 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
We had a FOY Fox Sparrow in our yard today, and increasingly more Chipping Sparrows. -- Sara Jane and Larry on Vine St in Ithaca -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Canada Goose nest

2019-04-19 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
be fortunate enough again to see fledglings. Yesterday, we were able to see at least 3 eggs that mama goose was sitting on. (I never knew that geese would nest in such an area, rather than on the ground.) -- Sara Jane Hymes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Dove behavior

2020-09-13 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
This morning I noticed a Mourning Dove with an appropriate size small branch, on our platform feeder—with no other birds present. It walked around the feeder, and then to the other side several times. At first I thought maybe the branch was stuck in its beak, so took a look with my bins, and

[cayugabirds-l] Black billed cuckoo

2021-05-22 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Black billed cuckoo present now on Game farm rd portion of east hl rec way -- Sara Jane Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES