[cayugabirds-l] Drumming sapsucker

2010-04-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
the long leg of a frog trailing behind in its talons. Larry Hymes -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Female Towhee

2010-04-22 Thread W. Larry Hymes
elicits a big WOW from me! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn

2010-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
this afternoon and tonight hopefully tomorrow will be much more fruitful. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] More, more Hawthorn

2010-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Sorry, but I failed to mention in my post a few minutes ago that I also had BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER (2). Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn, Tuesday, May11

2010-05-12 Thread W. Larry Hymes
) Yellow Warbler (3) Yellow-rumped Warbler (4) Chestnut-sided Warbler (2) Black-throated Blue Warbler (4) Black-and-white Warbler American Redstart (5) Common Yellowthroat (3) Baltimore Oriole (3) Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277

[cayugabirds-l] Grassland birds - East Hill Rec. Way/Pine Tree Rd.

2010-05-20 Thread W. Larry Hymes
before the birds had a chance to successfully nest. Considering the plight of grassland species, isn't it perhaps time we should be doing something to help? What do the rest of you think? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277

[cayugabirds-l] Philadelphia Vireo

2010-05-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
it was a new overnight arrival that just happened to land near my house. After this, I had a difficult time getting back to sleep. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Acadian Flycatcher-Filmore Glen

2010-06-01 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Song-Field Sparrow Hybrid?

2010-08-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] White-throated sparrow

2010-09-23 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just heard our first WHITE-THROATED SPARROW of the year in the hedgerow across the street. Gee! Fall must be here!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] White-throated sparrow

2010-09-23 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Oops! I meant to say the first white-throated of the fall. We had them all winter up into May. So, welcome back!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma - Dunlin, Greater White-fronted Goose

2010-11-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Sharp-shinned question

2011-01-16 Thread W. Larry Hymes
there is less danger from a predator, when they observe it being preoccupied with its prey? Any thoughts from you bird behaviorists? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2011-02-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Drove through Community Corners a few minutes ago and saw 15+ turkey vultures circling about. I was driving in traffic at the time so couldn't get an accurate count. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Red-tail hawk aerial predation

2011-03-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
any first-hand observations of red-tails catching prey in flight, or know more on this subject? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch

2011-04-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We had a male PURPLE FINCH come to our feeders on March 25. It didn't stick around, and we haven't seen this species since. Thinking that others had already seen them, we didn't bother reporting this sighting. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca

[cayugabirds-l] Sparrows/Junco split

2011-04-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
and speed, air pressure change? Do they communicate this information in some way amongst themselves? I'm always in total awe of these small creatures and their ability to migrate long distances and survive the trek! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street

[cayugabirds-l] More new birds

2011-04-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, tonight will be equally as good. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated vireo - Hawthorn

2011-05-01 Thread W. Larry Hymes
FINCH. No Bobolink yet! Thanks Lynn!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Ovenbird behavior in protecting nest

2011-06-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
it for me. Unless you're right on top of a nest, you can be hard-pressed to find one. Although sorely tempted, we did not touch or investigate the nests, which to nobody's surprise are in the shape of a dutch oven. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbird feeding behavior

2011-07-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
just been. Despite my feelings about this nasty little nest predator, I nonetheless have to marvel at their evolving this clever way to forage for food. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Winter towhee

2011-12-19 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. at the Ithaca city limits. Needless to say, we made sure to keep a goodly supply of seed on the ground! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Much too early to breed??

2012-03-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
be deceived into believing the mild conditions will continue, so they can take a chance and begin breeding?? I for one feel that would not be a good idea, as the weather usually finds a way to average things out! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch

2012-03-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Late yesterday we had our first of the year PURPLE FINCH (female) at our feeders. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush

2012-04-12 Thread W. Larry Hymes
that leads to the rugby fields and the polo barns. Because of the excessively dry conditions, I was able to walk near to the marsh edge. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey in Mundy Wildflower Garden!!!

2012-04-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
the incessant buzzing of a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER. I eventually found it flitting about. FOY for me. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Towhees

2012-04-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We had our first of year EASTERN TOWHEE, both a male and a female, at our feeders today. Also, our WHITE-THROATED SPARROW numbers have increased dramatically, and they are singing away. Good migration last night! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street

[cayugabirds-l] Am. Goldfinch a.k.a. Salad-Bird

2012-08-20 Thread W. Larry Hymes
this behavior? Any thoughts as to what benefit they may be deriving from feeding on leaves. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Very good birding - Upper Buttermilk

2012-09-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Crows coming in to roost

2013-01-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinal singing

2013-01-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to come. I'm not holding my breath, though! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Birds singing!!

2013-02-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
of it. They don't have much success gleaning the tiny white millet seed, thus leaving most for the juncos and other ground-feeding species. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron

2013-02-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
me!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Heavy migration

2013-03-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Got severely distracted from my outside chores by 1000's (thousands upon thousands??) of CANADA GEESE streaming overhead (very high up). Also seeing good numbers of REDWINGS and GRACKLES in our area for the first time. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street

[cayugabirds-l] Spring coming

2013-03-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, our first ROBIN of the year was quietly singing (practicing???) on the power line in front of our house. Yea!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Green-winged Teal

2013-03-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to see 4 GREEN-WINGED TEAL on Lake Treman at the uppermost part of Buttermilk Falls State Park. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls again!

2013-04-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday we had our first REDPOLL in weeks, and today there were two. I joked with Ann Mitchell that yesterday's bird must have been an overflow bird from her flock of 50. So today she must be down to 48. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrow

2013-04-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Phoebes, Sapsucker, G.C. Kinglet

2013-04-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
as a single GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. Based on recent posts it seems the G.C. Kinglets must be moving through. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2013-04-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Spring is progressinghad our FOY Chipping Sparrow this afternoon! -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Many Juncos!!! and other new birds!!!

2013-04-11 Thread W. Larry Hymes
ago our first FOX SPARROW in several years just appeared!!! WOW!!! It looks as though this stalling weather pattern may continue for a couple more days or so. What do you meteorological birders think?? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Even more birds!!!

2013-04-11 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Two male PURPLE FINCH just showed up. Also, forgot to mention that one of Ann Mitchell's REDPOLLS is still here. In my excitement in my post a few minutes earlier, I typed White-CROWNED Sparrow. Obviously it was White-THROATED!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes

[cayugabirds-l] Raven

2013-04-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
the East Lawn Cemetery trees before I could get a scope on them. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2013-04-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
The recent south winds swept our Fox Sparrows and 95% of our Juncos away, but this morning they were replaced by a very special bird, a BROWN THRASHER!!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch

2013-04-18 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Had our FOY female PURPLE FINCH yesterday afternoon. As I reported earlier, 2 males stopped by our feeders last Thursday. Haven't seen any males since. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch continued

2013-04-18 Thread W. Larry Hymes
I suspected that once I posted that I hadn't had any male purple finch since last Thursday, they would reappear. Right on cue, a male showed up a few minutes ago. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2013-04-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had a female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at our feeders. Whee!!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] White-throated sparrows - gone!

2013-05-01 Thread W. Larry Hymes
FIELD SPARROWS, one of which sang for us. They too are gone! At least other migrants have begun moving in. We had our first HOUSE WREN. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] White-Crowned Sparrow

2013-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
BLUE AND GREEN, YELLOW-RUMPED, MOURNING, OVENBIRD, and _several_ BLACKBURNIAN. But after we parted company, our good day of birding was not yet finished. On our return home, we found 2 beautiful WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW waiting for us. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes

[cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swift

2013-05-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
As I was rototilling in the garden a while ago, I glanced up to see which way the clouds were moving. At that very moment my foy CHIMNEY SWIFT flew by. With lifted spirits, I continued my labors with renewed vigor! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street

[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk

2013-05-18 Thread W. Larry Hymes
they be flying at that time of the morning? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Young birds

2013-07-15 Thread W. Larry Hymes
young of the correct species! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Warblers

2013-07-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
To follow up Dave Nutter's post, we too had YELLOW WARBLER stop by yesterday --- two females. They had a snack in our lilac bushes. This species is a rarity for our yard. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Public bird bath!

2013-07-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
a brief dip. Had we not stopped at that moment in time to try and identify some birds in the bush, we probably would have missed this once in a lifetime spectacle!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Autumnal recrudescence

2013-09-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned combatants

2013-10-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
as fascinating as their appearance and song! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Recrudescent behavior at this time???

2013-12-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
birds (same ones??) engaged in vigorous aerial combat. Have others of you also noticed breeding/territorial behavior in birds at this time? Any observations or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2014-02-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our first SONG SPARROW of the year pop into our yard. The early migrants must be moving in. As I recall, red-winged blackbirds have been known to show up near the end of February, so before you know it, they will appear! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes

[cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings

2014-03-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
feeding on snow in our silver maple tree (and probably elsewhere). My question for the expert birders: were the birds consuming snow as a way to dilute the juice (fermented?) that had become concentrated in the shriveled fruit? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine

[cayugabirds-l] Inebriation in birds

2014-03-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Herons

2014-03-22 Thread W. Larry Hymes
nest site. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrows displaying

2014-03-23 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This evening I noticed two SONG SPARROWS in our mock orange. One began the wing-fluttering display to the other, and the other promptly responded with its own version of wing fluttering. Time to think about nesting! Come on Spring!!! Larry -- W. Larry

[cayugabirds-l] First of year birds

2014-04-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Spring must really be coming! Had our first of year BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD (m and f) on Tuesday, KILLDEER yesterday, and PURPLE FINCH (m) today! What will tomorrow bring Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] More FOY's

2014-04-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush

2014-04-11 Thread W. Larry Hymes
MERGANSER and a BELTED KINGFISHER. The waterthrush sang pretty much continuously, and as we rounded the bend below the upper lot and started back, we could still hear it singing. What a great way to greet the change of seasons! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe Lake Osprey

2014-04-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
A little before 2:00 this afternoon I spotted an OSPREY making off with a fish from Beebe Lake heading in the general direction of the Arboretum. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned

2014-05-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW show up in our yard. Can't wait to hear them sing! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Migration continued

2014-05-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
On my walk around Beebe and Munday Wildflower I had a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER and another WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. Also, had two OSPREY flying together from the direction of the Arboretum towards Beebe. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Lincoln's Sparrow

2014-05-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
The Lincoln's Sparrow is back at our feeders, if anyone wants to try and see it. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Major fallout??

2014-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to itself -- Where the heck am I? This isn't where I wanted to be!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] NOT a Gray-Cheeked Thrush

2014-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, during which time it cocked its tail up like a Hermit would do. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Catbirds and suet

2014-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
on suet. Have any of you observed this? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe/Mundy birding

2014-05-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
is reported on E-Bird. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Confusing vireo song

2014-05-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
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[cayugabirds-l] Wood Pewee

2014-05-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
that I'm fairly certain that the LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH are nesting in the shrubs overhanging the retaining wall at the low water crossing on the road between the two parking lots. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Migration still going!

2014-05-16 Thread W. Larry Hymes
More birds apparently moved in last night. We now have two! BROWN THRASHER feeding in our yard. Thought for sure we had missed them this year. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern and Red-Headed Woodpecker.

2014-07-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. At the same time I had the feeling that perhaps the young bird wasn't terribly anxious to go out and look for a job, preferring instead to stay home where it could have food brought to it in bed! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607

[cayugabirds-l] Possible female Orange-crowned warbler

2014-09-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Would this species be around at this time? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] East Hill Bald Eagle

2014-10-19 Thread W. Larry Hymes
At around 5:30 I was amazed to see an adult BALD EAGLE soaring above the East Lawn Cemetery (just west of the East Hill Plaza). Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] First sparrows

2014-11-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We too had our first TREE SPARROW and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW of the season. Yahoo!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] First Sparrows

2014-11-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
particular case I like to think that word quickly got out among our avian friends that that nice Mr. Hymes had just liberally sprinkled white millet seed in his yard for the first time! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Yard Red-Tail

2015-01-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
it to be an invitation to come in and dine at our restaurant! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls back

2015-02-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Two COMMON REDPOLL (M F) returned to our yard today. They seem to be feeding more comfortably with the other birds, so perhaps they will stick around for awhile. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll in Ithaca proper

2015-02-12 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to look elsewhere, as I have not seen them since. I sure hope they decide to return, and I hope others of you in the city will be fortunate enough to have them come to your feeders. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture

2015-02-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to proceed or wait it out? Any thoughts!?!? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures here all winter

2015-02-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
than others!!). All they have to do is hang in there! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2015-02-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
An absolutely gorgeous YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER male just came to one of our peanut feeders. Doubtful this is a migrant, since our first sightings don't occur until April. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-winged Blackbird

2015-05-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
For the past couple days we've had a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD with ORANGE EPAULETS --- no red whatsoever. Have others noticed this in this species before? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Flicker

2015-04-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday had our foy FLICKER, a male. Today we had a female. Beautiful birds! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants

2015-04-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
FINCH on Easter sunday (both male and female). Should also mention that we've been having a JUNCO subspecies intergrade with a light brown back and crown. Its bill is also a lighter pink than the normal slate-colored birds. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine

[cayugabirds-l] Counter-singing Scarlet Tanagers

2015-07-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This morning at Upper Buttermilk I came upon 2 SCARLET TANAGERS counter-singing across the road. What was so unusual was the ferocity and speed by which one bird sang. I've never heard a tanager singing so rapidly and with such intensity! Larry -- W. Larry

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2015-07-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
The PINE SISKIN has returned today. Feeding on the finch food. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2015-07-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This afternoon we had a PINE SISKIN show up at one of our feeders, competing with the goldfinches. Is it unusual to have that species here at this time? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Grackle

2015-11-24 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This morning Sara Jane saw a GRACKLE. I assume a few are still hanging around. Better not wait too long!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe Lake

2016-02-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
at our house. Still waiting on our first Redwings and Grackles. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe Lake correction

2016-02-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Sorry! Meant to say I walked around Beebe in early *PM!!! * I'm definitely not an early-bird birder!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2016-04-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2016-04-01 Thread W Larry Hymes
Had our first Brown Thrasher in our yard at 120 Vine St. in Ithaca. Beautiful bird. It was literally "excavating" for insect larvae with its long bill.= Since 1998, our earliest first yard sighting before this was April 10!! Larry Hymes Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeak, Sparrows, House Finch mating dance

2016-04-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
thinking to herself, "You guys are weird!" Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWE

[cayugabirds-l] White-throats

2016-04-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-Throats everywhere. We report our yard lists on e-Bird. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

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