Re: [cayugabirds-l] BB Cuckoo

2011-05-20 Thread Tom
Our joy of bedroom window birding this week has been the two male orioles visiting the hummingbird feeder. The hot coffee early in the morning adds to the pleasure. Tom Vawter On May 20, 2011, at 8:43 AM, Nancy W Dickinson n...@cornell.edu wrote: Our alarm went off at 5 a.m., and a minute

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Tom
The Twa Corbies: where shall we go and dine today, oh? Upon the battle field! Sent from my iPhone On Jun 1, 2012, at 11:02 PM, Linda Post Van Buskirk l...@cornell.edu wrote: Anglo-Saxon poetry, often and not surprisingly about war, death, and mayhem, associates ravens with battlefields.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Frustrated Oriole

2012-06-10 Thread Tom
...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-61054010-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Tom Vawter [tvaw...@wells.edu] Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:54 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Frustrated Oriole My heart goes out to the male northern oriole who periodically attacks the large

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large Moth near airport

2012-07-21 Thread Tom
Hummingbird hawkmoths--Hemaris thysbe. Great critters, and teasel is one of their favorite nectar sources. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 21, 2012, at 10:07 AM, Donna Scott d...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi Meena, Yesterday afternoon, when I was birding by the airport, I drove into the big round

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill

2012-07-26 Thread Tom
Saw a lone crane--undoubtedly a sandhill--flying N over the NYS Thruway between the Verona and Canastota exits ca 1300 hrs this afternoon. ATV Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lake Freezing

2014-02-09 Thread Tom
full-bore, not in the attenuated state it's operated now. Let's keep our perspective (and honesty) in our rants. Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Lake Freezing

2014-02-09 Thread Tom
, the lake will remain frozen with ice and 0 C water at the top and 4 C water all the way to the bottom. Physical limnology is very cool! Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern Towhee

2014-04-02 Thread Tom
Carolina wren @ suet in Lansing 2 wks ago. No singing. Is this an early date for Carolina wrens? Sent from my iPhone On Apr 2, 2014, at 9:09 AM, Jon Glase jongl...@gmail.com wrote: Greetings. This morning in Newfield, we had a male Eastern Towhee at the feeder. Also, singing Carolina

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummer

2014-05-09 Thread Tom
Didn't lay eyes on him/her, but I just heard that unmistakeable buzz of a RTH in a hurry going right over my head! (Ross Road in Lansing) Sent from my iPhone On May 9, 2014, at 9:51 AM, william hecht wshech...@gmail.com wrote: North end Cayuga Lake -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome

Re: [cayugabirds-l] orange-eaters

2014-05-13 Thread Tom
Very cool. Lucky you, Eben. Sent from my iPhone On May 13, 2014, at 6:40 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: WOW this is cool behavior! Like shrikes…only vegetarian! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail

[cayugabirds-l] Downy @ H-bird Feeder.

2014-06-23 Thread Tom
We're watching a male downy woodpecker moving among our feeders--sunflower seeds to suet to peanuts--but were surprised to see him spend a considerable time drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Tom Vawter Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Short eared owls

2014-12-12 Thread Tom
I saw one in the wing at about 1530 today, over fields just south of Aurora off NYS Rte 90. I and others have seen SEOs there many times in the past over the years. Has anyone seen them recently near the Evergreen Cemetery W of NYS 34B on the Levana Road in Scipio? Tom V Sent from my iPhone

[cayugabirds-l] Harriers

2014-12-25 Thread Tom
A beautiful pair of harriers over the fields to the W of Rt 90 between Ledyard Rd the Triangle. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yesterday on Ross Road in Lansing

2015-02-03 Thread Tom
The cold temperatures and deep snow have increased morning activity at our feeders, but the diversity has been restricted mostly to the usual suspects. The white-throats appeared a few days ago and the Carolina wren is new. We are blessed with woodpeckers-many downies and red-bellied and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birding information

2015-02-11 Thread Tom
Gosh, if folks are reporting from Samtphones or using an eBird related app, they should have to give UTM coordiantes. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 11, 2015, at 6:38 PM, Don timbu...@gmail.com wrote: I certainly empathize with Meena's concern, and nobody wants the reporting of locations to

[cayugabirds-l] No siskins but redpolls

2015-02-09 Thread Tom
where I doubt they are able to find them again. Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone On Feb 9, 2015, at 10:00 AM, Marty Schlabach m...@cornell.edu wrote: Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m jealous of all those reports. Usually get about 12-15 species per day at our feeders, but no redpolls

Re: [cayugabirds-l] REDPOLL FLOCK TRIPHAMMER TERRACE

2015-02-14 Thread Tom
Way outside the basin! We've seen a total of 3 redpolls at our Lansing place, but as I type here in our camp near Old Forge, NY, I've counted no fewer than 15 right around the feeder. That's my GBBC number, but they are so active they're hard to count. There may be twice that many in the

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens

2015-03-17 Thread Tom
Driving S on NYS 34B. A pair of ravens feeding on a deer carcass just off the E side of the road. 1530 hrs Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl S of Aurora.

2015-03-23 Thread Tom
The snowy owl is still in the vicinity of Rt 90 Lake Rd., just S of Aurora. 50 m W of Rt 90, 200 m N of Lake Rd. 1600 hrs. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Pine siskins

2015-04-27 Thread Tom
The pine siskins that have been conspicuously absent from my feeders all winter seem now to arrived in some numbers. They're mixing with the goldfinches here on Ross Road in Lansing. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2015-05-04 Thread Tom
The first rose-breasted grosbeak of the season--this time a female--just showed up at the feeders here in NW Lansing. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] A pair of grosbeaks

2015-05-04 Thread Tom
The male rose-breasted grosbeak has now joined the female at the feeders. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Tom
Our pair of Baltimore orioles arrived 3 or 4 days ago. I heard the male soon after they arrived, but only got a glimpse of him last evening. Every year I struck by how difficult it can be to get sight of such a noisy, bright orange bird. I'm glad they're back. Sent from my iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] Nesting bluebirds

2015-05-30 Thread Tom
see an adult at that box, and chickadees had built nests in both houses earlier in the spring. The nests in the 2 boxes looked similar, but it's possible only the one box has bluebirds. Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbird behavior

2015-07-05 Thread Tom
We've been watching our nestling bluebirds for the last 3 wks or so. It's just our luck that they should fledge and abandon the nest box in the few days we were away and couldn't witness it. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 4, 2015, at 7:40 PM, M K Mannella mkmanne...@gmail.com wrote: The

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2019-01-04 Thread Tom
There were about 100 Snow Geese in a field just north of Scipio Center in Cayuga Co. about noon on 29 Dec 2018. Apparently Snow Geese got missed in the Christmas Count. Tom Vawter Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings

2019-02-19 Thread Tom
Yesterday afternoon there was a flock of about 30 Snow Buntings in a farmyard just south of the”Triangle” where Route 90 meets Lake Ridge Road west of King Ferry. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2019-05-15 Thread Tom
After a slow start the Baltimore Orioles are entertaining us at our feeders here in Lansing. What appears to be 2 pair seem to prefer the hummingbird feeder and peanuts. We’ll put out fruit or jam later today. Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Seasonal changes in goldfinch feeding

2019-09-30 Thread Tom
I’ve noticed that American Goldfinches this fall seem to be largely ignoring my thistle-seed feeder in favor of sunflower seeds, while in spring and early summer thistle seemed to be the favorite. Has anyone else notes this pattern? Tom Vawter Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Mergansers

2020-04-29 Thread Tom
Will Red-breasted Mergansers breed/nest as far south as Cayuga Lake? I find the females hard to differentiate from Common Mergansers. Tom V Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-15 Thread Tom
I just learned of the mass mortality of migrating birds in New Mexico. I read a CNN report. Is there any new information on the cause? They’re talking hundreds of thousands, even millions. Tom V Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Red-necked Phalaropes, etc - Ithaca

2009-08-31 Thread Tom Johnson
(arrrivals), 5 Blue-winged Teal, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers, and 2 Least Sandpipers. Cheers, Tom Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Golden-winged Warbler - Sapsucker Woods

2009-09-09 Thread Tom Johnson
with a mixed migrant flock that also held Philadelphia Vireo and numerous warblers. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Nelson's Sparrows - Wayne Co.

2009-10-08 Thread Tom Johnson
that lies in the wet meadow to the south of the gated road.nbsp; The ditch runs east to west, or parallel to the gated road.brGood navigating,brTom (somewhere east-west-north-south of Cornell)brbrbrdiv class=gmail_quoteOn Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Tom Johnson span dir=ltrlt;t...@cornell.edugt;/span

[cayugabirds-l] probable Cave Swallows - Ithaca

2009-10-31 Thread Tom Johnson
2004 - Stewart Park, Ithaca - Roger Sleeper ( http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/cave_swallow.htm) 1 on 6 Nov 2007 - Stewart Park, Ithaca - Chris Wood, Tim Lenz, Mike Harvey, Tom Johnson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42595...@n00/1894789595/) 3 on 8 Nov 2007 - Sheldrake Point - Gary Kohlenberg (1 bird

[cayugabirds-l] very dark Merlin - Aurora

2009-11-03 Thread Tom Johnson
. I don't have much experience with these birds and don't know what it is for sure (other than it most likely hatched from a Merlin egg), but it might be worth checking out if you are in the area. Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88/ Good birding, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ROBINS

2010-01-06 Thread Tom Vawter
I noticed robins, not in large flocks but a few, around our place in Lansing. They hadn't been in evidence for most of the winter so far. The birds I saw were foraging in the few areas of open ground--mostly under parked cars--free from the recent snow cover. My guess was that the recent snows

Re: [cayugabirds-l] pecking order

2010-02-08 Thread Tom Vawter
both the platform and the cylinders frequently. Tom V On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Contrary to many bucolic paintings, I have never seen two species feeding together. Suet is survival. I have seen (and photographed) Downy and Hairy feeding

[cayugabirds-l] Greater White-fronted Goose - Lansing

2010-02-21 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, The Greater White-fronted Goose continued this morning at Myers Point in Lansing. It was initially quite close inside the lighthouse marina but moved over to Ladoga Point eventually. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727

[cayugabirds-l] Glaucous Gull - Dryden

2010-03-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, A new Glaucous Gull (1st cycle) was at the Stevenson Rd. compost piles in Dryden today. Aside from a few hundred Redhead in the southeast corner of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca and 2 Snow Geese at Myers Point in Lansing, things were pretty quiet. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, 11 March

2010-03-11 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I visited Stewart Park this afternoon between 3 and 4:30 and also had a nice variety of species. While many of my counts are similar to those Chris et al. made earlier, I did note a few big differences in the afternoon. These were a big flock of 74 Hooded Mergansers near the Fall

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Pintail x Mallard hybrid - Savannah (12 March 2010)

2010-03-12 Thread Tom Johnson
grass) on Van Dyne Spoor Rd. in Savannah. One of the birds closest to the road was a gorgeous and bizarre Mallard x N. Pintail hybrid. Photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88/ If anyone sees the massive flocks of Snows today or this weekend, please report. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas

[cayugabirds-l] pine siskin-brooktondale

2010-03-17 Thread Tom Hoebbel
I saw a single Pine Siskin foraging with goldfinches at our place on Burns Rd in Brooktondale this afternoon. Tom Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. Warren Buffett ~ Thomas Hoebbel Photography www.TH-Photo.com

[cayugabirds-l] early Chipping Sparrow - Sapsucker Woods

2010-03-17 Thread Tom Johnson
for Chipping Sparrow here relative to historical arrival dates. American Tree Sparrows and Song Sparrows were also around, and Red-winged Blackbirds were singing up a storm in the early evening. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] courting Merlins - Sapsucker Woods (and Cayuga Heights), Ithaca

2010-04-03 Thread Tom Johnson
on Triphammer Rd. It would be neat if the Merlins were nesting in Sapsucker Woods, as it seems reasonable that they might use native trees like White Pine instead of the planted Norway spruces of which urban Merlins in the northeast seem to be rather fond. Keep an eye out! Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie

Re:[cayugabirds-l] courting Merlins - Sapsucker Woods (and Cayuga Heights), Ithaca

2010-04-04 Thread Tom Johnson
was in a Norway spruce. Cheers, Tom On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edu wrote: Cayugabirders, I saw a pair of Merlins taking amorous dives at each other on the Dryden side of Sapsucker Woods this afternoon.  The male and female were chattering excitedly just like

[cayugabirds-l] Bank Swallow - Lansing

2010-04-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, In addition to Jay's Bank Swallow report from up north, I saw one at the Cornell ponds north of the Ithaca airport in Lansing today. It is interesting that a few showed up in different places in the Basin today, as we are still ~2 weeks before the average arrival date. Cheers, Tomo

[cayugabirds-l] intergrade Eurasian x American Green-winged Teal - Seneca Co.

2010-04-17 Thread Tom Johnson
in the Main Pool just west of LaRue's Lagoon. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Scoters - Tompkins Co.

2010-04-18 Thread Tom Johnson
Hi, So far this morning, I've seen a pair of Surf Scoters at East Shore Park, Ithaca, and a male White-winged Scoter at Dryden Lake, Dryden (here now). More later... check those lakes! Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe photos?

2010-04-19 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Are there any further reports or any photos online of the Eared Grebe reported from Van Dyne Spoor Rd. in Savannah this weekend? Thanks, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cliff Swallow, Yellow Palm Warbler - Tompkins Co.

2010-04-25 Thread Tom Johnson
save for augmented towhee and Field Sparrow numbers. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Saturday?

2010-04-30 Thread Tom Hoebbel
I haven't heard any reports from Hawthorn Orchards yet this spring...I plan to go there tomorrow morning since we had a warm day and expect south winds over night. It would be great to meet folks there if there is interest. Tom Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy

[cayugabirds-l] Whip-poor-will (and major night flight) - Tompkins Co.

2010-04-30 Thread Tom Johnson
://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/northeast_loop.php) - I heard only a few birds from 830-9:40 tonight, but it was early (I did hear Green Heron and Hermit Thrush overhead though). Good luck tomorrow! Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks and White Crowned

2010-05-01 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We had one White crowned Sparrow last evening which was joined by two others this morning...also Bobolinks have begun to arrive in our back fields in Brooktondale. Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Co. migrants - May 1

2010-05-01 Thread Tom Johnson
the morning). Further details will be posted to eBird. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Co. and Montezuma NWR - 5/8

2010-05-08 Thread Tom Johnson
Atlantic Brant flew over the Main Pool heading north, one of the largest single flocks I've seen in the region. We also watched 2 very painted adult Sandhill Cranes in the fields south of Carncross Rd. in Savannah before heading to Syracuse for the afternoon. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egret - Union Springs

2010-05-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Gary Kohlenberg just sent out an RBA text - Snowy Egret at the Union Springs millpond. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 5/13

2010-05-15 Thread Tom Hoebbel
upon this flock at the beginning of my visit. I therefore had very high hopes when the sun came out and I arrived at the Wilson Trail North with Tom Hoebbel. Alas, we found very few birds at the wooded edge, except for a long-tailed bird in the treetops that I am pretty sure was a BLACK-BILLED

[cayugabirds-l] Willow Flycatcher

2010-05-19 Thread Tom Hoebbel
I am hearing my first Willow Flycatcher in the back yard today. We have also had some consistent RB Grosbeaks and Purple Finches at our feeders this week. Tom Brooktondale Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. Warren Buffett Thomas

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vulture - Dryden

2010-05-21 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Around 10 am today I saw one Black Vulture heading north slowly over the towers on Mount Pleasant (Town of Dryden) while I was checking Tree Swallow boxes. No idea if we have one bird hanging around or if multiple individuals are involved, but I suspect the latter. Cheers, Tom

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins/ Cayuga/ Seneca/ Wayne Co. - 23 May

2010-05-24 Thread Tom Johnson
Virginia Rails, but no King. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] White-rumped Sandpiper - Myers Point (Tompkins Co.)

2010-05-26 Thread Tom Johnson
A lovely WR Sandpiper dropped in to the spit at Myers Point at 545 AM with two Least Sandpipers. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point, Tompkins Co. (shorebirds, nesting Purple Martins)

2010-05-26 Thread Tom Johnson
is called Willow Point - as far as I know, this could be the only place in Tompkins County with nesting martins. If you know of other sites, please let me know (and thanks in advance). Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] road-killed Prothonotary Warbler - Ithaca

2010-05-31 Thread Tom Johnson
in Tompkins County, but the most recent sighting in eBird from the county is from 1996... along with Chris and Jessie's Yellow-throated Warbler, I wonder if there are other southern birds around? Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] BB Whistling-Ducks - Oneida Lake

2010-05-31 Thread Tom Johnson
://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88/ Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler report from Montezuma NWR on 31 May

2010-06-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I'm forwarding a note from the NY state listserv that notes a Prothonotary Warbler at the tower at Montezuma NWR. Hopefully someone can take a look/ listen. Cheers, Tom Subject: Syracuse - Montezuma Wildlife Refuge 5/30 From: David Mouzon david AT mouzon.us Date: Mon, 31 May 2010

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit present Sunday AM - Montezuma NWR

2010-06-06 Thread Tom Johnson
is also still in the area. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point, Lansing- 6 May 2010

2010-06-06 Thread Tom Johnson
this is the time of year to expect records) and my viewing limitations, I'm going to call this one a Sterna sp. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Aerial insectivore concentration/ Laughing Gull - south end Cayuga Lake

2010-06-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, A very large flock of swallows and swifts was feeding over Cayuga Lake out from Stewart and East Shore Parks in Ithaca this morning just before 11 AM in the heavy rain. Though all local species were represented (2 Cliff Swallow, 1 Purple Martin included), particularly interesting

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swan and Upland Sandpipers- Seneca Co.

2010-07-03 Thread Tom Johnson
wisping around the head. It looks like they hatched out in plenty of time to avoid the recent mowing of the hayfields. Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile: 717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 16 July - Prothonotary Warbler, YH Blackbird, +++ shorebirds

2010-07-16 Thread Tom Johnson
://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88 Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile:  717.991.5727 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 16 July - Prothonotary Warbler, YH Blackbird, +++ shorebirds

2010-07-16 Thread Tom Johnson
I left out 39 Short-billed Dowitchers from the shorebird tally at East Rd. MNWR. All but one appeared to be prairie birds. Good birding, Tom On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 11:52 PM, Tom Johnson t...@cornell.edu wrote: All, Chris Wood, Jessie Barry, Matt Medler, and I birded around the Montezuma area

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point migrants 7/23

2010-07-23 Thread Tom Johnson
May. Purple Martins have become easier to see at Myers recently as adults feed fledged juveniles. The same applies to Caspian Terns, which I've seen with young birds in tow on each of my last 4 visits . Cheers, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile:  717.991.5727

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma godwit report from Saturday

2010-08-03 Thread Tom Johnson
This is cross-posted from Oneidabirds. Paul Hurtado, Nancy Chen, and I did not see the bird on Sunday around midday. Subject: Hudsonian godwit From: ccspagnoli ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 21:46:11 - Today from Towpath Road near Montezuma I saw a bird that looked very

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point, Lansing - 5 August

2010-08-05 Thread Tom Johnson
birding, Tom -- Thomas Brodie Johnson Ithaca, NY t...@cornell.edu mobile:  717.991.5727 -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2010-09-22 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had a single Pine Siskin at the feeders at the Lab of Ornithology this morning. A single female PINE SISKIN visited out feeders (Snyder Hill area) a few minutes ago. It gave a number of zhree calls and then disappeared. -- tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell

[cayugabirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gull on Hanshaw Road, Ithaca

2010-10-06 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Seen this evening (with Nate Senner), with the 200+ gulls (mostly Ring-billed) and 100s of Canada Geese, along Hanshaw Road between Bluegrass Lane and Sapsucker Woods Road. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] late House Wren

2010-11-01 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning I had a late HOUSE WREN in the goldenrods and shrubs by the Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road; the wren, silent, as between the barn and SWR). Other birds of note were a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Fox Sparrows at three locations between home (Hanshaw Road) and the Lab. Good

Re:[cayugabirds-l] King Eider Myers Pt. 1:00pm - also pipits

2010-12-02 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Ken Rosenberg and I also had four American Pipits (late) foraging on the south side of the spit at midday today at Myers. The King Eider was present today 12/2 at 12:45 pm at Myers Point south of the marina, easily visible from the lighthouse. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research

[cayugabirds-l] King Eider still present at Myers Pt., Friday 3 December

2010-12-03 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I just had a call from Mike Ackley (spelling?), reporting the male King Eider today at the same place as yesterday: south of the marina. Good birding, tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] single song sparrow

2011-01-10 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have had a solo song sparrow under our feeder for the last couple days in Brooktondale. Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com http://www.th-photo.com/ 607-539-6121 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrow at Lab of Ornithology

2011-01-10 Thread Tom Schulenberg
The Field Sparrow is back at the Lab of Ornithology this morning, foraging on the ground underneath the feeders on the north side of the building. As do all the other sparrows (American Tree, White-throated, Song), it comes and goes, but keep an eye out for it. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg

[cayugabirds-l] savannah sparrows and a Northern Oriole

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Hoebbel
Yesterday, I was able to get some great looks at a savannah sparrow that I have been hearing over the past couple days and this morning I have a Northern Oriole at my suet feeder in Brooktondale Tom No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frankhttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes

[cayugabirds-l] google

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Hoebbel
nice tribute on Google today: http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frankhttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/annefrank379577.html Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com http://www.th-photo.com/

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 4/26

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Schulenberg
I had some but by no means all of the species in Sapsucker Woods reported by Mark. Additions were Great Crested Flycatcher - one on the northeast leg of the Severinghaus trail Blue-headed Vireo - 1 singing where Severinghaus and Wilson trails join Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - edge of the

[cayugabirds-l] Many Siskins

2011-05-03 Thread Tom Hoebbel
I have between 12-20 pine siskins alternating between the feeders and the maple tree in our front yard in Brooktonale. No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frankhttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/annefrank379577.html Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video

[cayugabirds-l] WC Sparrows

2011-05-07 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have 4+ White Crowned Sparrows at our feeders and surrounds on Burns road in Brooktondale No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frankhttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/annefrank379577.html Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods and my house.

2011-05-11 Thread Tom Hoebbel
which prompted me to make some syrup and hang the feeder. happy birding, Tom No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frankhttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/annefrank379577.html Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com http://www.th-photo.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods- Blackpoll

2011-05-12 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Sapsucker Woods was pretty still this morning, way less action than the past couple days. Highlights were a BLACKPOLL WARBLER and the first GREEN HERON I've seen at the pond. Other warblers had were BLACK-THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW-RUMPED, YELLOWTHROAT, REDSTART, YELLOW, OVEN, N WATER.

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull on Hanshaw Road, northeast Ithaca

2011-09-08 Thread Tom Schulenberg
The Franklin's Gull now is with Ring-billed (mostly) and Herring gulls in the flooded field along Hanshaw Road, between Warren and Freese roads (but closer to Freese). tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850

[cayugabirds-l] Dickcissel in Freese Road community gardens

2011-09-24 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Just reported by Nate Senner. tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca NY 14850 http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/home http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist voice: 607.254.1113 email: ts...@cornell.edu,

[cayugabirds-l] Pectoral Sandpiper in Hanshaw Road fields

2011-10-02 Thread Tom Schulenberg
The field along Hanshaw Road, near the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road, can be productive for shorebirds when wet (as it is now!). I just had four Pectoral Sandpipers in this field, in the shallow grassy pan that has been full of Killdeer for the past couple of weeks. Yesterday, there were 3

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lesser Black-backed Gull on Hanshaw Road, Ithaca

2010-10-07 Thread Tom Schulenberg
What plumage/age? There seem to be a lot of this species on Long Island. We always get a few adults and one or two juveniles this time of year. I don't have complete confidence in my abilities to age large gulls, but I think that was a first-cycle bird. Saw it in the field again this

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow at Freese Road, northeast Ithaca

2010-10-17 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Nate Senner just reported a Clay-colored Sparrow off of Freese Road, northeast Ithaca. It was along the west side of the more southern of the corn fields on Freese Road - the corn field by the pond at Liddell Labs. The bird was by itself, and moving south. Good birding, tss -- Thomas S.

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler on Mohawk Road (Lansing)

2011-05-08 Thread Tom Schulenberg
Ken Rosenberg just called to report a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER on Mohawk Road in Lansing, just north of the airport. The site is at the north end of Mohawk, just before the road bends east (and becomes Neimi). The woods on the west side of north Mohawk are flooded - the Yellow-throated (and a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrows?

2011-05-24 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have a few here on Burns Road in Brooktondale...very near Central Chapel/Creamery No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frankhttp://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/annefrank379577.html Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com

[cayugabirds-l] northeast notes

2011-10-19 Thread Tom Schulenberg
A few observations this morning from northeast Ithaca and adjacent areas: Pectoral Sandpiper: 2 in the usual field along Hanshaw Road, just west of the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road. These are the first I have seen here since Sunday (16 October), when there were four present (before a dog walker

[cayugabirds-l] northeast notes: LISP in Sapsucker Woods

2011-10-28 Thread Tom Schulenberg
This morning's bird of note was a Lincoln's Sparrow in the open, brushy swale on the west side of Sapsucker Woods Road, just south of the trail heads. It's getting late for Lincoln's Sparrows in our area. Good birding, tss -- Thomas S. Schulenberg Research Associate Cornell Lab of

[cayugabirds-l] Thayer's Gull - Stevenson Rd. compost piles (Dryden)

2011-12-09 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, Chris Wood reports a juvenile Thayer's Gull at the compost piles on Stevenson Rd., Dryden. Good birding, Tom -- Tom Johnson Hummelstown, PA t...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cackling Goose in northeast Ithaca

2011-12-31 Thread Tom Schulenberg
It's not in the same league as a Ross's Goose, but at 14:00 this afternoon there was at least one Cackling Goose with the large flock (ca 400 individuals) of Canada Geese in the field along Hanshaw Road, near the mouth of Sapsucker Woods Road. I hope that someone finds it tomorrow, between there

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