[cayugabirds-l] Roy Park Preserve

2011-09-17 Thread William Roberts
I looked unsuccessfully for the cw, covering both the blue and orange trails, from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. today (Saturday). One other birder from Syracuse reported seeing a couple of B-tGWs I did see a small flock of y-rws in the pines along the blue trail about a hundred yards

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Meadowlark - Rodman Lott and Son Farm, Empire Farm Days - Seneca Falls

2011-09-28 Thread William Roberts
Steve Rae of Morristown, Vermont and I saw an Eastern Meadowlark at approximately 5:45 p.m. on the grounds at the Rodman Lott Sons Farm in Seneca Falls yesterday after obtaining permission to look for birds. There were numerous small flocks of MoDos but we didn't see any Killdeer or Upland

[cayugabirds-l] Black-crowned Night Herons American Bittern -Thursday evening October 6th.

2011-10-06 Thread William Roberts
I observed four Black-crowned Night Herons and one American Bittern fly from the north end of Tschache Pool across Rt. 89 into May's Point between 7:00 and 7:35 p.m. earlier this evening. This of course was after sunset(6:38 p.m.) and identification was based on flight patterns and

RE: [cayugabirds-l] NO Red Phalarope - 4 to 7 p.m. Oct 10th.

2011-10-10 Thread William Roberts
I spent three hours (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.) tonight searching for the Red Phalarope along the autoloop and I also did not see the phalarope. I did see the same birds that Mike listed as well as a Northern Harrier and an American Bittern. There were sparrows flitting about in the grass and

[cayugabirds-l] Raft of S now Geese Aurora mile

2012-01-31 Thread William Roberts
There is a large raft of Snow Geese approximately a mile to a mile and a half off shore in Aurora. The raft is visible from the Wells College boat house. Bill RobertsAurora10:00 a.m. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] American Coots G-h Owl

2012-02-03 Thread William Roberts
At about 1:30 p.m. yesterday a raft of approximately 150 American Coots were gathered near the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in Aurora between the Masonic Lodge and the United Ministry church.One lakeside resident reported that the Coots had been in the area for two or three days. This evening

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Bay

2012-02-09 Thread William Roberts
Tom Riley of Niles, New York and I had the pleasure of going to Sodus Bay on an absolutely beautiful day with perfect conditions. We discovered a flock of approximately 300 Long-tailed ducks in the channel adjacent to the lighthouse. The ducks were very active moving about from one side of

[cayugabirds-l] Swans and Geese - Village of Cayuga and MNWR

2012-02-24 Thread William Roberts
I saw approximately 300-400 swans on Cayuga Lake near the Village of Cayuga tonight; probably Tundras. Also thousands of Snow Geese and Canada Geese flew over Montezuma at sunset ( 5:20 to 5:50 p.m. Snows were flying south on the western side of Cayuga Lake and landing just off shore directly

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds Caspian Terns - Montezuma

2012-09-05 Thread William Roberts
At about 7:15 p.m. this evening there were huge flocks of blackbirds ( RwBs, C. Grackles, E. Starlings) converging on MNWR near the Visitor Center. My guess is that there were several hundred thousand birds swirling, swarming and streaking over and through the wetlands and trees for

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Tonight - 7:30 pm until dark

2012-09-08 Thread William Roberts
While parked along the auto drive adjacent to LaRue's Lagoon I had the good fortune of observing a pair of American Golden - Plovers for the better part of an hour. Both birds seemed unwary but curious as they skittered about within a few yards of my vehicle; they foraged for food the entire

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Golden Eagle Over Aurora

2012-09-22 Thread William Roberts
I spotted what looked like an adult Golden Eagle flying at 200-300 feet and going south over Aurora about 30 minutes ago. Ithaca birders might be able to confirm or disprove the sighting if the bird stays on its course. I did not see any mottled feathering. Good luck. Bill Bill RobertsAurora

[cayugabirds-l] Owasco Inlet 9292012 -West Side

2012-09-29 Thread William Roberts
As a result of the postings yesterday regarding weather and fall out, Tom Riley and I decided to bird the west side of Owasco Inlet for approximately three and half hours this morning managing to observe 38 species including the following: 600+ Canada geese2 Wood Duck14 Mallard1 Pied-billed

[cayugabirds-l] Brants in Skaneateles

2012-10-24 Thread William Roberts
I saw a flock of 50-60 Brants fly over Franklin St. Elizabeth St. heading south in the direction of the north end of Skaneateles Lake around 4:45 p.m. today. Bill Roberts Aurora -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] American Woodcock

2013-03-25 Thread William Roberts
Lee Ann van Leer's earlier post prompted me to visit the site near Snyder and Mohawk Rds. adjacent to the Tompkins County Airport this evening where I was not disappointed. I arrived at 7:20 p.m. and at approximately 7:35 p.m. I began to hear the distinct peent sounds coming from the thickets

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Swan Pen Saturday 4202013

2013-04-20 Thread William Roberts
I observed a pair of Yellow-rumped warblers at the Swan Pen between 4:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. I did not see the Audubon YrW. In addition I did scope a Yellow Warbler(foy) on the east end of the Swan pen and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on the west end. There were also a dozen TVs circling the boat

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Wed 732013

2013-07-06 Thread William Roberts
Tom Riley of Oneida Birds and I birded Montezuma on Wednesday morning for about 4 hours. One of the highlights was a young and healthy looking red fox which crossed the paved road that leads to the Visitor's Center. The fox seemed mildly concerned with us as it meandered on the road before

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Eared Grebes - Aurora Bay

2013-11-29 Thread William Roberts
At approximately 3:25 P.M. this afternoon while briefly scanning Aurora Bay, immediately south of the Wells College maintenance plant, I spotted what looked like a pair of Eared Grebes about 300-400 yards off shore. This was just behind and adjacent to the gas pumps. In addition there were 20

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Short-eared Owl

2014-01-31 Thread William Roberts
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:16:23 -0500 Subject: Short-eared Owl From: bluehorsestudi...@gmail.com To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Around 3:30 p.m. earlier today while driving south on Rt. 90 near Lake Rd ( Long Point Winery) I observed one S-e O working the fields on the east side of Rt. 90

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-08-09 Thread William Roberts
I had the good fortune of seeing the biggest kettle of TVs ever (for me) as they circled and swooped over the parking lot and the general vicinity of Wegmans in Auburn, New York. I counted over 100 and approximated that possibly 125 were participating. I looked for Black Vultures but did not

[cayugabirds-l] Meyers Pt.

2014-10-28 Thread William Roberts
I waited in vain from 4:00 - 6:30 pm this afternoon for the Purple Sandpiper's return. Even though the lighting was ideal for photography the only occupants on the point were a handful (30-35) of R-bGs and a pair of Mallards. Bill Roberts Aurora --

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey Fatality

2015-07-23 Thread William Roberts
This evening around 4:45 pm I discovered an Osprey on Rt. 90, south of the Village of Cayuga. It was in the north lane in front of the Mennonite farm across from the nesting platform. It was apparently if not obviously the result of having been hit by a vehicle. Part of one wing was severed.

[cayugabirds-l] BALTIMORE ORIOLE in Aurora - 1242017

2017-12-04 Thread William Roberts
An unexpected visitor to our bird feeders was a pleasant surprise. This is the very first time I have seen or photographed a Baltimore Oriole in Aurora, N.Y. in December. It was in stunning contrast to the leafless trees and the more drab usuals. Wow! See photos: Bill Roberts ( icon is the

[cayugabirds-l] List Serve

2017-12-11 Thread William Roberts
I have not been receiving emails from Cayugabirds list serve. Please add my name to the list serve as I would like to receive daily reports re bird reports in the Cayuga Basin. Many Thanks. Bill Roberts William Roberts Aurora, New York 13026 bluehorsestu...@hotmail.com bluehorsestudi