Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls today

2012-12-24 Thread Tobias Dean
We had a mockingbird in our orchard on South Hill today. It was having a territorial dispute with a crow. I dont recall seeing them in wintertime. Toby Dean On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM, bilba...@pop.lightlink.com wrote: This morning (Mon), after I left for

[cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
Yesterday I found this mostly consumed corpse in the ditch very close to our house on South Hill. I can guess at an identification but I am sure the group will know. I saw crow or raven tracks around it in the snow but could it have been a car strike or a larger hawk? Also, would the Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
The feet are 3 toed, hawklike, I was wondering if it is a Coopers Hawk? I am not clear on the size being correct for Coopers, the glove shows its fairly small size. On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Tobias Dean tobydea...@gmail.com wrote: The feet are 3 toed, hawklike, I was wondering

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
. From: bounce-72554867-3493...@list.cornell.edu [ bounce-72554867-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Tobias Dean [ tdea...@twcny.rr.com] Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:42 AM To: cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
I am kind of surprised that people can shoot wood ducks, I have no problem with the common ducks and geese being hunted but wood ducks just seem too special to me. Are there sufficient numbers of wood ducks to maintain a breeding stock? and on another note regarding carcasses, in the

[cayugabirds-l] British bird watchers

2013-02-05 Thread Tobias Dean
I found this picture amusing. they are watching a long-billed murrelet http://www.surfbirds.com/media/Photos/appletonmurrecrowdlarge.jpg could we muster this many at once on Cayuga Lake? Toby Dean -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl?

2013-02-28 Thread Tobias Dean
Second hand sighting: Wife Elizabeth said a very large owl, very white with beige markings evenly spread on wings and back, flew right in front of her at headlight level last night on E.King Rd. in Ithaca. She didn't get a good look at the head. this was well after dark. Toby

[cayugabirds-l] Hawks at Game Farm Rd.

2013-03-03 Thread Tobias Dean
Driving by at 4:45 PM there were at least half a dozen hawks that looked like the same species eying the pheasants. When they soared the underside of the tails seemed to have a yellowish tinge, but the tails seemed red above. I would love a more expert observer to identify them for me.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawks at Game Farm Rd.

2013-03-04 Thread Tobias Dean
thanks all for the advice. I observed these hawks for a while to try to set the details in my mind. I thought they were red tails, as that is the type I see the most often, but wanted to make sure. Great spot for observing them in different positions. Toby On Mon, Mar 4, 2013

[cayugabirds-l] New bird for me-Snipe

2013-03-10 Thread Tobias Dean
And right on the other side of the road from my house, about 30' into the empty mowed field next to an iced over wet spot. 2 common snipe, feeding or trying to feed. I had a great look at them for quite awhile before they left. this is off W.King Rd in Danby. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] birding and beer

2013-03-17 Thread Tobias Dean
At the Ithaca Beer company last night I spotted something up high, I had my binocs. and rushed outside and saw 3 Sandhill cranes heading north up the Inlet Valley. At first I thought they might be herons but there were 3 flying tightly together and they were way bulkier than herons. I have only

[cayugabirds-l] missed the Bohemians, but saw something else

2013-04-08 Thread Tobias Dean
at the Bird Lab. standing on the bridge opposite the main entrance I saw a larger bird on the far side of the pond, roosting fairly high. My poor old binochs just weren't up to a very good look at it. I thought it might be another Great Blue H. but it did seem a bit smaller, with the nesting pair

Re: [cayugabirds-l] raven

2013-04-12 Thread Tobias Dean
If anyone wants to observe Ravens come to my house. They have been nesting in the tall pines at the end of Yaple Rd(and King Rd.) for at least 2 years. I am a bit concerned they are going to go after my peaches, they certainly like my compost. Last summer there was a family hanging around, and I

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park 11 AM

2013-04-16 Thread Tobias Dean
Kind of late I guess but I finally got my visual memory set for Common Merganser, there were at least 3. Lots of canvas backs, kingfisher, possible yellow rumped warbler but I am still learning those. I didnt see, or recognize any terns. also, one woodchuck that seems to live under the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Audubon's warbler

2013-04-19 Thread Tobias Dean
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[cayugabirds-l] The trials of a Bluebird family

2013-07-19 Thread Tobias Dean
While at the Grassroots Festival yesterday I noticed a bluebird with an insect hovering and perching around the entrance to the infield area. Its a sort of bottleneck created by fences, where hundreds of people pass through on their way to the camping, infield stage and track every hour.

[cayugabirds-l] A murder of crows

2013-12-18 Thread Tobias Dean
Before 7:30 this morning we observed a murder of crows, I would just estimate at close to 1000?, multiple hundreds anyway, come up along the tree line heading south right over our house on South Hill past Upper Buttermilk Park. I was struck at how low they were flying, and they just kept coming

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Herons

2014-03-22 Thread Tobias Dean
First of the year for us. Two dropped down onto the still frozen farm pond behind us on South Hill. Expert flying as they dropped almost vertically in the stiff NW wind. Not sure they would want to take off in this wind, in spite of frozen water. Toby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] FOY phoebe

2014-03-29 Thread Tobias Dean
Here at North Danby near Upper Buttermilk. Toby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] barn swallows

2014-08-29 Thread Tobias Dean
Our barn swallows left yesterday, some may have left a few days earlier but there was a core group that waited until sometime during the day to depart. I had counted 3 individuals in the spring, there may have been more that straggled in. A couple of weeks ago I counted around 40 individuals,

[cayugabirds-l] Swan mortality

2015-03-07 Thread Tobias Dean
Another ski on the inlet today revealed the carcass of the aforementioned swan, now moved near the park police building. Head and neck missing. Toby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Male wood duck

2015-03-10 Thread Tobias Dean
Mixed in with the mallards at the little bit of open water next to Wegmans Ithaca parking lot. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] On the inlet in Ithaca

2015-03-02 Thread Tobias Dean
I was able to enjoy two of my interests by skiing on the inlet, starting at Cherry St and heading out to the white lighthouse. A steady north wind made returning easier. there was what seemed to be a solitary tundra swan possibly in distress just south of the entrance to the Marina. It was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] barn swallows

2015-04-29 Thread Tobias Dean
Our barn swallows arrived yesterday during the morning hours, 3 in total. Many more than that left here last fall, I always wonder if some of the others succumbed to the stress of the trip or moved elsewhere. It looks like there is enough insect activity for them. tree swallows seem to have come

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron

2016-04-10 Thread Tobias Dean
First one for us this year, up on a pond on Comfort Rd in Danby, near Jersey Hill Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Incubating Merlin - S Titus Ave

2016-05-07 Thread Tobias Dean
Perhaps the same Merlin I witnessed nailing a redwing or starling on Spencer Rd. near the roundabout. He attacked across the northbound lane, luckily there was no southbound traffic and I was able to stop to hold off the truck behind me and the catch was flown off back across the lane into the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] URGENT ALERT: Dodge Rd Spruce Woods may be cut down for massive Solar Farm on Dodge rd, STARTING in APRIL !!

2017-03-20 Thread Tobias Dean
that will devastate wildlife in this favorite > location for viewing wildlife! > > Nari & Gin Mistry > > Ellis Hollow Rd > > -- > -- Tobias Dean, Furnituremaker 124 Yaple Rd. Ithaca NY 14850 t...@tobiasdean.com http://www.tobiasdean.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree swallow

2017-06-17 Thread Tobias Dean
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] New post published Meeting on Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Plan

2017-08-21 Thread Tobias Dean
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[cayugabirds-l] Multiple thousands of geese

2018-02-24 Thread Tobias Dean
More than I personally have ever seen at once flying north over Danby. At least 15 minutes or more of V's crossing the sky at high altitude. there are subsequent groups going over. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] "tethered raptor"!

2019-04-09 Thread Tobias Dean
Lest any anxious readers of this list saw my message last night, after a West End appointment this morning I went to see for myself and immediately saw the tethered critter was an admittedly realistic bird scare kite attached to the Cornell Boat House. Messages have been sent, eye

[cayugabirds-l] Raptor possibly trapped by cable on Cornell Boathouse

2019-04-09 Thread Tobias Dean
My wife met friends at the Boatyard grill and saw a large raptor, possibly an osprey, that seemed to be tethered by some line on the higher part of the CU boathouse. she noticed it at 6 and it was still there when she left more recently. It seemed to hover quite a bit and a pole was leaning as

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin and Swallows

2019-06-30 Thread Tobias Dean
Lots of drama over the past week. We have a colony of barnswallows that live in one of our barns. Approx 25-45 individuals but they are hard to count. Plus tree swallows in nest boxes. What I am pretty sure is a Merlin has been coming around and driving them absolutely crazy. both Swallow