[cayugabirds-l] Myers and More

2009-10-17 Thread bob mcguire
of TV's numbering around 40. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Brant, Dunlin

2009-10-23 Thread bob mcguire
. Bob McGuire -- 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 Please submit

[cayugabirds-l] Rusty Blackbird

2009-11-04 Thread bob mcguire
and HARIY WOODPECKERS. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Grebes, etc.

2010-01-10 Thread bob mcguire
and the yacht club Stewart Park: a second fly-over NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD Glenwood Point: COMMON LOON, 10 PIED-BILLED GREBES (and the Horned Grebes nowhere in sight) See you all for the perennially outstanding members slide show, Cayuga Bird Club meeting, Monday @ 7:30! Bob McGuire

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owls

2010-01-21 Thread bob mcguire
I just encountered a pair of BARRED OWLS dueting in the Durland Preserve on Ellis Hollow Creek Road. I believe they are regulars there. Email me off list if you would like details. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe

2010-01-23 Thread bob mcguire
. Bob McGuire -- 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] Howland Island Birds

2010-02-02 Thread bob mcguire
. Bob McGuire -- 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] Pectoral Sandpipers at Armitage Rd

2010-03-25 Thread bob mcguire
constructed between Morgan and Carncross Rds, and plans are underway for another marsh area in front of headquarters (end of Morgan Rd). Jim mentioned how useful Matt Medler's First Arrivals list is in planning for drawdowns/ fill-ups of the areas they manage. Thanks Matt! Bob McGuire

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2010-04-01 Thread bob mcguire
Judy heard an EASTERN TOWHEE calling at our place this morning - Whitted Rd off Snyder Hill Rd. Bob McGuire On Apr 1, 2010, at 1:20 PM, Susan Fast wrote: Heard an E. TOWHEE singing atop Bald Hill in Caroline at noon today. Steve Fast Brooktondale -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-headed Vireo, Louie, Hermit Thrush

2010-04-07 Thread bob mcguire
call-and- response. One would sing. The other would repeat the same song. The first would sing, the second would repeat it. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Today around the Lake

2010-04-09 Thread bob mcguire
teal and pintail. Railroad Road: Calling VIRGINIA RAIL and AMERICAN BITTERN. It was a cold, windy day, but luckily no rain. Good luck to the SFO groups heading up that way tomorrow. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Myers RN Grebe

2010-04-10 Thread bob mcguire
THRASHER singing along the lower portion of Portland Point Road. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush

2010-04-15 Thread bob mcguire
there were several HERMIT THRUSHES, kinglets, and FIELD SPARROWS. Atop Mt Pleasant there were several SAVANNAH SPARROWS and two VESPER SPARROWS in song as well as HORNED LARKS. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush

2010-04-20 Thread bob mcguire
there was one on territory last year. And the RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS were out in force. I counted at least 14. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Waterthrushes

2010-04-22 Thread bob mcguire
Add Mulholland Preserve (3) Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Stadium Lights

2010-04-26 Thread bob mcguire
The stadium lights are on - with a low ceiling. I wonder if . . . . Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Ovenbird

2010-04-29 Thread bob mcguire
I had two OVENBIRDs singing in Michigan Hollow early this morning - and a single BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER. Both out of the basin. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Arnot Forest Sunday

2010-05-16 Thread bob mcguire
! It flushed from a nest out in the field, brushing past several of us and making its tail feather chirps. As with the other groups, we had multiple year and life birds. Especially pleasing were the long, close looks at a feeding YELLOW- BILLED CUCKOO. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Birds

2010-05-21 Thread bob mcguire
a dozen singing CERULEAN WARBLERS. As well as BLACK-AND-WHITE and BLACKPOLE WARBLERS. I ran into Frank Morlock who reported having just seen a BARRED OWL family, cuckoos at the SW corner, and several CANADA WARBLERS at the north end. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird Turnover

2010-08-28 Thread bob mcguire
and yellowlegs. Railroad Rd is nearly dead. The Marsh Wrens seem to have left. Vegetation in the Sandhill Crane Unit on Van Dyne Spur Rd. is high with no waterfowl or shorebirds evident in the open water at the east end. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Durland Olive-sided Flycatcher

2010-09-01 Thread bob mcguire
away but gave good glimpses of the white tufts on the sides of its rump. On occasion it would turn to face us, exposing a white belly and contrasting dark vest. Thanks, Jay, for alerting us to the bird's presence. No sign of the Lawrence's Warbler though. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2010-09-22 Thread bob mcguire
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. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle

2010-10-13 Thread bob mcguire
of Red-tails, and numerous Blue Jays transferring acorns. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Loon Flight/Peregrine

2010-10-16 Thread bob mcguire
From Snyder Hill Rd, Steve Fast and I watched a flight of some 15 COMMON LOONS, 6 TURKEY VULTURES, 50 BRANT, and one PEREGRINE FALCON pass over, heading south. Between 8 and 10 this morning. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today

2010-10-23 Thread bob mcguire
of some 4-5 AMERICAN PIPITS. Also reported by one of the field trips was a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Fair Haven State Park. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Field Trip Sunday

2010-10-25 Thread bob mcguire
at the MNWR Visitor's Center Peregrine Falcon and a flock of American Pipits at the new shorebird habitat Wilson's Snipe and Least Sandpiper at Benning's Marsh. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cranes

2010-10-30 Thread bob mcguire
Laura Stenzler just called to say that she and Ton are watching 16 SANDHILL CRANES in Knox-Marcellus marsh, as seen from East Road. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Location map for Cayuga birding

2010-12-01 Thread bob mcguire
are posted and off limits due to the truck and equipment traffic. Bob McGuire On Dec 1, 2010, at 8:20 AM, can...@i-bird.com wrote: Not knowing the area well, is there a web map that shows the birding sites covered by this list. To wit, have no idea where Cornell compost area is. Cheers, tk

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill Crossbill

2010-12-09 Thread bob mcguire
of the clubhouse was a single, calling, fly-over Red Crossbill. It continued east, out of hearing. Bob McGuire -- 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] Short-eared Owls

2010-12-09 Thread bob mcguire
in and dislodged the owls who then continued foraging while emitting an occasional soft bark call. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] RE Swainson's Thrush

2010-12-24 Thread bob mcguire
That should read: bold black breast spots! Bob -- 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)

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Eared Grebe and More

2011-01-11 Thread bob mcguire
with the geese and Mallards in the shallows to the west. And best of all, even trumping the Eared Grebe, was the Common Loon with the broken lower mandible directly out from the lake access spot. How many years has it been seen there now? To me it's an old friend. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill Today

2011-01-16 Thread bob mcguire
along with one large flock of Redheads. Several other rafts of Redheads are in Aurora Bay along with one Horned Grebe. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Today

2011-01-17 Thread bob mcguire
concentration of pheasants outside of the Game farm that I've ever seen. They have obviously survived hunting season, and with all the food available for the livestock, I imagine they will be a reliable tick for some time to come. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vulture

2011-01-28 Thread bob mcguire
of the mall. I note also that I was looking out a north window at Kendall two days ago when several vultures flew over. That was at 8:25 AM. So it looks like a group of vultures are roosting somewhere in Cayuga Heights and leave to the north between 8:15 and 9:15 AM Bob McGuire

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black Vulture

2011-01-28 Thread bob mcguire
birders appeared to be leaving having given up. I think odds are very high it is still around and may be found again tomorrow. --Dave Nutter On Jan 28, 2011, at 08:47 AM, bob mcguire bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com wrote: I was sitting in the parking lot just east of the Ithaca Mall when

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Grebe Sweep

2011-01-31 Thread bob mcguire
Yeah, forgot to mention Pied-billed Grebes (3) at the Yacht Club and Eared Grebe at Aurora. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Field Trip

2011-02-06 Thread bob mcguire
winter bird, just a slight white haze on the back of the neck). Long- tailed Duck. Sheldrake, close to the south end of Rt 141 - 3 Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoter. Stewart Park - young Glaucous Gull (thanks Dave Nutter for the call). Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoter

2011-02-07 Thread bob mcguire
The Surf Scoter was still visible just north of Sheldrake Point at around noon today. Bob McGuire -- 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] Request for Information

2011-02-15 Thread bob mcguire
for either area? Or can help with good birds found there, especially breeders? I would greatly appreciate your help. Reply off list: bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feb 19 field trip-winter finches

2011-02-15 Thread bob mcguire
To add to Laura's announcement: Matt's trip begins at 7:15 AM. This is a 1/2 day trip. I will be driving from Ithaca and can take two other people. We'd meet at the Lab at 6:45. Contact me off-list. bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com Bob On Feb 15, 2011, at 8:33 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote: Hi all,

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill Today

2011-02-17 Thread bob mcguire
location, many days apart. Again, this bird flew from SE to NW as though headed in the direction of Lick/Hoag Rd junction (white spruces??). Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Duck

2011-02-18 Thread bob mcguire
I had a single male Wood Duck along the shore in Aurora Bay south of the boathouse just after lunch today. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] Around the Lake Today

2011-02-27 Thread bob mcguire
of interest along Wyers Point Rd/Sheldrake. And we missed grackle at Bill Shirley's. All in all, it was a good day, and great to be out without needing hand warmers! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Green-winged Teal

2011-03-03 Thread bob mcguire
Duck there along with several Hooded Mergansers. Bob McGuire -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Shovelers et al.

2011-03-06 Thread bob mcguire
couldn't bring myself to call it Ross's. Bob McGuire On Mar 6, 2011, at 4:51 PM, Elaina McCartney wrote: The Northern Shovelers have spent the afternoon here near the shore in a tight pack. The water between the two docks is somewhat sheltered when it's stormy. There were no Canada Geese

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Today

2011-03-11 Thread bob mcguire
flocks of Canada Geese heading north Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] E Ithaca Rec Way Screech Owl

2011-03-13 Thread bob mcguire
, a gray morph EASCOW hung its head out of a nest box just above the path and gave its tremolo call. I watched from about 30 feet away for ten minutes. It never blinked, or called again. Hopefully it is there for the season. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte's Gulls - Myers

2011-04-04 Thread bob mcguire
Common Loon flying close to the water. Local birds included an Eastern Phoebe, Belted Kingfisher, 3 Common Loons, 10 Tree Swallows, 15 Common Mergansers, Coots, Buffleheads, Herring and Ring-billed Gulls. No sign there of other swallows, Caspian Terns or shorebirds on the spit. Bob McGuire

[cayugabirds-l] Animatronic Gull Video

2011-04-06 Thread bob mcguire
Take a look at this: http://www.kurzweilai.net/robotic-seagull-duplicates-biological-functions Bob McGuire -- 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] SFO Saturday

2011-04-09 Thread bob mcguire
). Railroad Road: calling American Bittern (no rail). On the way home we drove through the Empire Farm Days grounds to look for Upland Sandpipers - nothing; did have a few Horned Larks. Our last stop was the Creamery which was packed at 4 PM. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Montezuma Sunday

2011-04-10 Thread bob mcguire
the barn. Bob McGuire -- 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] Palm Warbler Swan Pen

2011-04-13 Thread bob mcguire
I just returned from a walk around the swan pen at Stewart Park. There was a Palm Warbler foraging and singing (!) near the boathouse. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen/Jetty Woods

2011-04-18 Thread bob mcguire
of which were also singing. I then walked the path through Jetty Woods. There was a single Purple Finch singing loudly while munching wild grapes near the entrance, four Rusty Blackbirds (2 males, 2 females), and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen Warblers

2011-04-20 Thread bob mcguire
Three warbler species continue around the Swan Pen at Stewart Park late this morning: 1 male Yellow Warbler, 3 Palm Warblers, 3 Yellow- rumped Warblers. And a small flock of bird photographers (2 males). Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Plover at Carncross Rd

2011-04-22 Thread bob mcguire
Notes: Strong west wind, mostly cloudy, temp in 40s F. Bob McGuire I mainly watched shorebirds, and concentrated on the American Golden- Plover. Number of species: 13 Canada Goose X several on dike to north Trumpeter Swan 9 far to south in flooded cornfield Northern Pintail 4 fairly close

[cayugabirds-l] Helmer Marsh

2011-04-22 Thread bob mcguire
attention. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Saturday

2011-04-23 Thread bob mcguire
, and I don't think anyone regretted coming out on what initially looked like a miserable day. We had 51 species for the trip. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Marbled Godwit - not

2011-04-24 Thread bob mcguire
Bittern called frequently from the reeds between Carncross and Marten's Tract. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen/Jetty Woods

2011-04-25 Thread bob mcguire
channel just across from the Rustys was a Green Heron. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] North Monkey Run Birds

2011-04-25 Thread bob mcguire
On a walk through North Monkey Run late this afternoon I came across a singing Blue-headed Vireo at the top of the bank, then a Black and White Warbler with several Ruby-crowned Kinglets next to the water, and finally a singing Pine Warbler across the creek. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Black-throated Blue Warbler

2011-04-26 Thread bob mcguire
I just heard from a friend that Black-throated Blue Warbler was seen in the Mundy Wildflower Garden today. I don't recall anyone posting that bird this year. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay Parsons Preserve Thursday

2011-05-12 Thread bob mcguire
of the preserve: Blue-winged Warbler 4 Prairie Warbler 3 Hooded Warbler 1 Black and White Warbler 3 Blackpoll Warbler 1 Chestnut-sided warbler 1 Ovenbird5 Yellow Warbler 9 Common Yellowthroat 7 Great Crested Flycatcher1 Brown Thrasher 2 NO cuckoos Bob McGuire

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2011-05-13 Thread bob mcguire
-BELLIED FLYCATCHER 1 There were several Least Flycatchers present giving the chebeck call. The Yellow-bellied never vocalized, but several of us got good enough looks at it to confirm the ID. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO It first began calling from the north section of the orchard around 9 AM. Bob

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2011-05-13 Thread bob mcguire
each song. Bob On May 13, 2011, at 9:55 AM, bob mcguire wrote: I spent from 6:30 until 9:00 am in the Hawthorns this morning and ran into at least 9 other birders! The morning began quietly, with an occasional Tennessee Warbler song, a few yellows and yellowthroats. By 7 - 7:30 the pace

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday SFO - Arnot Forest

2011-05-14 Thread bob mcguire
of Pileated Woodpeckers that remained in the open, preening, for several minutes. So, we beat the rain. It never got as warm as predicted. And we found a total of 73 species. Given that we had no shorebirds, no gulls, few raptors, and almost no ducks, we considered it a good day. Bob

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Today

2011-05-16 Thread bob mcguire
I stopped by Myers Park around noon today to check the spit between rain showers. There were 6 LEAST SANDPIPERS, and 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER working along the shore. Just before I left, I spotted a single FORSTER'S TERN winging its way north up the far shore. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Upper Buttermilk SP Today

2011-05-19 Thread bob mcguire
2 Bob McGuire -- 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] MNWR Marbled Godwit - request for updates

2011-05-22 Thread bob mcguire
. Hopefully it will be relocated today. Bob McGuire On May 21, 2011, at 11:00 PM, tigge...@aol.com wrote: Greg Lawrence reported a MARBLED GODWIT at MNWR flying toward the new shorebird area on Wildlife Dr. Since tomorrow will be Sunday, any updates on the bird would be greatly appreciated

[cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel, Acadian Flycatcher, etc.

2011-05-27 Thread bob mcguire
pin down a nest. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Prothontary - no

2011-06-01 Thread bob mcguire
were on the north side, close to the road. The third was on the south side. Unfortunately for us, no Prothonotary Warblers. We left at sunset. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve

2011-06-01 Thread bob mcguire
there, perhaps in the early morning when the frog chorus will have subsided. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Acadian Flycatcher - Armitage Rd

2011-06-01 Thread bob mcguire
To defend my (granted slight) reputation as an ear-birder, the birds John and I encountered yesterday evening about 100 yds west of the green bridge over the barge canal were (I feel strongly) Acadian Flycatchers. We arrived there around 7:30 PM and spent about a half hour walking up and

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Road Today

2011-06-05 Thread bob mcguire
on the south side of the road are beginning to dry out, but there is still plenty of water to the north. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CBC Picnic tonight?

2011-06-13 Thread bob mcguire
Yes! Cayuga Bird Club picnic at Myers Park tonight - 6 PM. Pavilion nearest the spit. Bring a dish to pass. Bob McGuire On Jun 13, 2011, at 8:32 AM, Kathy Strickland wrote: Just wanting verification--picnic at Myers tonight? Finally caught sight of both Aurora Red-headed WPs yesterday

[cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

2011-06-23 Thread bob mcguire
so far. There is a strong correlation (timewise) between fruiting and the deaths. Is anyone familiar with this phenomenon? Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

2011-06-23 Thread bob mcguire
On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:01 PM, bob mcguire wrote: I just had lunch with a friend who has two mulberry trees on his property. This year, shortly after the fruits began to appear (whitish-green when unripe, going to reddish-black when ripe), he began to find dead birds under the trees: 5 Starlings, 2

[cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds

2011-06-23 Thread bob mcguire
OK. So I just spoke with the friend. He did not spray and the neighboring property is a Christmas tree farm - and they do not spray. One addition: a Cedar Waxwing, found dead on the ground under the tree - sitting up like it was still alive, with a poop half out. So perhaps that guy was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

2011-06-23 Thread bob mcguire
-Geo On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:01 PM, bob mcguire wrote: I just had lunch with a friend who has two mulberry trees on his property. This year, shortly after the fruits began to appear (whitish-green when unripe, going to reddish-black when ripe), he began to find dead birds under the trees: 5

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR shorebirds, mid-morning, Sunday 24 July

2011-07-24 Thread bob mcguire
The Short-billed Sandpiper would have been a life bird for me, and perhaps the others. Unfortunately, is was only a Short-billed Dowitcher Bob On Jul 24, 2011, at 6:41 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: Today (Sunday 24 July) I went around Cayuga Lake with Bob McGuire, Susan Danskin, Sylvia Mioc

[cayugabirds-l] 2011 Muckrace

2011-07-27 Thread bob mcguire
Youth team (ages 9 - 16) or one Low-Carbon Team. See the FOTMWC website (http://friendsofmontezuma.org/muck_race.html ). Please contact me if you are interested in forming a team under CBC sponsorship. The deadline for registration is August 22nd. Bob McGuire, president CBC bmcgu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock

2011-08-18 Thread bob mcguire
I read your report with interest. I believe that Wolf Island is the site of some 85 major wind turbines, now in operation. I am wondering how their presence affects the woodcocks' sky dance. And I also wonder how the winter Short-eared Owl population is faring. Bob McGuire On Aug 18, 2011

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock

2011-08-18 Thread bob mcguire
More on the birds of Wolf Island. I see that Greg and John Bateman will be giving a presentation on their project at the up-coming NYSOA meeting. I look forward to learning more. Bob McGuire Begin forwarded message: From: Greg Lawrence glawrenc...@yahoo.com Date: August 18, 2011 1:35:08

[cayugabirds-l] Yesterday's Pluvialis plovers at May's

2011-08-31 Thread bob mcguire
was to have been just a quick look. It was there that we heard of the Ibis at the Visitor's Center. All of this serves to remind me of how much turnover there can be at these locations! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Quiet

2011-09-07 Thread bob mcguire
Myers Point was quiet this morning between 6:45 and 7:15. 2 Least and 1 Semipalmated Sandpipers remain on the gravel bar in the creek along with a Green Heron. 20 DC Cormorants, 3 Blue-winged Teal, 9 Hooded Mergansers in the water. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] 2011 Muckrace

2011-09-11 Thread bob mcguire
, Sanderling. The only decent shorebird area we found was the Muckrace Flats, a small area right along Savannah-Spring Lake Road. May's Point Pool still has significant exposes mud, but not a lot of birds. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Night Flight

2011-09-15 Thread bob mcguire
the local insects to contend with. I find it especially cool when there are multiple calls of a single bird as it approaches, flies overhead, and then continues into the distance. And then I realize that what I am hearing is just one small thread in a broad river of birds moving south. Bob

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today

2011-10-03 Thread bob mcguire
. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Hog Hole - NO Nelson's

2011-10-05 Thread bob mcguire
the fields. I did notice the stakes that Dave Nutter has placed in the field as potential perches. Now we need a few more birds! Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2011-10-07 Thread bob mcguire
While out with one of the dogs a few minutes ago, I had a flock of some 25 Pine Siskins fly over, calling, and heading SE. Snyder Hill area. Also my first White-throated Sparrows of the fall, singing in the shrubs. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Nelson's at Hog Hole

2011-10-10 Thread bob mcguire
. On another note, a stop at the Aurora boathouse yesterday to scan the mirror-like lake surface yielded one Horned Grebe and two Common Loons. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Canada Warbler low on Hammond Hill; winged warbler singing like Golden-winged at Park Preserve

2010-05-25 Thread bob mcguire
). Bob McGuire On May 24, 2010, at 4:12 PM, Stuart Krasnoff wrote: Sorry for the late and lengthy post. The gist of it is there's a Canada Warbler singing very close to Hammond Hill Rd. near Irish Settlement and a winged warbler of indeterminate parentage in the Park Preserve not-seen

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Lapland Longspur - photos

2010-12-25 Thread bob mcguire
If you go up to view the Longspur, you might also want to look for the CLOUD of some 300 Snow Buntings on Mt Pleasant. For the last two days (and likely longer) they have been feeding in the field to the west and downslope from the observatory. From time to time they erupt in a swirling,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird guide recommendations for iPod??

2011-01-02 Thread bob mcguire
recordings by Martyn Stewart (BBC) and someone by the name of Bob McGuire. Price here: $10. Bob On Jan 2, 2011, at 8:48 PM, Marty Schlabach wrote: Does anyone have a recommendation for a bird guide for the iPod? Has the Lab, Living Bird or any other organization or publication done

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo, Prairie Warbler

2011-04-26 Thread bob mcguire
to Jay's birds, Dave Nutter and I also had a Gray Catbird and a NASHVILLE WARBLER in the same vicinity. The Prairie Warbler continued to sing after Jay left. Bob McGuire On Apr 26, 2011, at 10:05 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: The WHITE-EYED VIREO was still at the Edwards Preserve on Teeter Road around 9

[cayugabirds-l] Park Preserve Gray-cheeked

2011-10-20 Thread bob mcguire
and right profiles, breast full-on, and back with slightly reddish tail. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill Today

2011-10-21 Thread bob mcguire
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet3 Red-breasted Nuthatch 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler 6 Chickadee 40 Song Sparrow 15 White-throated Sparrow 20 Dark-eyed Junco 30 Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark/Fox Sparrows

2011-10-30 Thread bob mcguire
, and White-breasted Nuthatches. Bob McGuire -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings

2011-11-05 Thread bob mcguire
more swimming just off the beach. The only shorebirds were 4 DUNLIN (no Purple Sandpiper). There were a couple of Bonaparte's Gulls and several dozen Common Loons. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Birds

2011-11-15 Thread bob mcguire
across the lake and actively diving. Also: 1 RED- NECKED GREBE, 1 Horned Grebe, 6 SURF SCOTERS, 6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS. And on the way up, at Myers: 74 Common Loons, 1 RED THROATED LOON, 3 SURF SCOTERS. Bob McGuire -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

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