Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds along Hanshaw Rd

2012-10-02 Thread nutter . dave
A week ago Sunday, that is 23 September, I was at the Freese Road Community Gardens early in the morning and a flock of Icterids I estimated at 1500 birds commuted overhead from the valley of Fall Creek north-northwest and landed just across from the bee lab in the field on Freese Road. They

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hurricane Sandy and Birding Potential

2012-10-27 Thread nutter . dave
I, too, feel sad about the birds harmed by storms, and also those harmed in migration, and those harmed by towers, windows, oil spills, cats, deliberate habitat destruction by humans, unthinking habitat destruction through climate change, natural predation (yes, the shock of witnessing death turns

Re: [cayugabirds-l] has anyone seen Red-shouldered hawk this season in winter?

2012-12-30 Thread nutter . dave
I think the Red-shouldered Hawk was not found at Sapsucker Woods last winter (2011-12). There are eBird reports from winter 2010-2011, but nothing in 2011 after an immature which Jay saw migrating in mid-November. In 2012 there are only eBird reports for Red-shouldered Hawk from Sapsucker Woods

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hammond Hill State Forest migration watch

2013-03-12 Thread nutter . dave
The Hammond Hill site appears to be about 4.5 miles ESE of the west peak of Mount Pleasant. Some birds may have been visible from both sites, but at least when I was on Mount Pleasant the geese were headed pretty much north, not tracking from Hammond Hill toward Mount Pleasant, nor aiming from

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Long Point Lakewatch

2013-04-07 Thread nutter . dave
Driving south on NYS-89 this afternoon, coming home from the SFO Montezuma overnight, we saw a single CORMORANT, SP in the water close to shore north of Ernsberger Road, but we did not stop to ID it, which was probably dumb. If anyone wants to track it down, it may still be there and there may be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawks, etc.

2013-04-16 Thread nutter . dave
As I walked home from work along Spencer Road around 5:30pm I heard a doubled, high, thin squeal. In either a reflection on my hearing or on my unfamiliarity with calls which I don't hear often, I wondered whether it was a Broad-winged Hawk or a partially-heard Rusty Blackbird. The sky view there

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick versus Fuertes

2013-05-13 Thread nutter . dave
Yes, Fuertes made great contributions. There's a bronze plaque where a sanctuary was created in his honor shortly after his untimely death - the area now often called the swan pond. Cayuga Bird Club Historian Jane Graves has the documentation of this - contemporary newspaper accounts of the plans