[cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park, Sat 11/4

2017-11-04 Thread Mark Chao
There is a distant tight flock of 17 BLACK SCOTERS plus two slightly closer
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS out to the northwest from East Shore Park (8:40 AM
Saturday).

Mark Chao

On Nov 4, 2017 8:23 AM, "Mark Chao"  wrote:

> I believe that I'm watching eight SURF SCOTERS and one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
> off the east side of Stewart Park (8:20 AM, Saturday), not too far away now
> but maybe drifting north. Nice viewing too of Buffleheads, Hooded
> Mergansers, etc.
>
> Mark Chao
>

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[cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park Saturday

2014-12-20 Thread bob mcguire
From East Shore Park just before noon today: distant (to the NW) WHITE-WINGED 
SCOTER and EARED GREBE along with 2 Horned Grebes. In the SE corner of the 
lake was the beginning of the typical winter flock of Redheads and Coots, with 
several Ring-necked and Ruddy Ducks and a single Greater Scaup (m).

Bob McGuire
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[cayugabirds-l] East shore park

2014-02-16 Thread daven1...@yahoo.com
Did not refind tufted duck. Lots of aythya ducks close and also distant in the 
shimmer. 

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[cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park and NE Ithaca, Fri 2/7

2014-02-07 Thread Mark Chao
Just before midday on Friday, I saw a large, powerful dark bird fly from the
south end of Cayuga Lake eastbound over Route 13.  Eyes on the road, I
didn't get a great look, but I think it was a BALD EAGLE.  

 

When I arrived at East Shore Park a couple of minutes later, the gulls were
still swirling.  I never saw the eagle again, nor any owls or rare gulls.
But the ducks continue to create quite a spectacle there, with hundreds of
Redheads, many Canvasbacks, both scaup species, Common Goldeneyes, Common
Mergansers, and others.  Perhaps most notably, I counted 36 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS (scope needed for half-decent viewing).

 

We missed it during a couple of the coldest days last month, and also on
January 30, but otherwise, the EASTERN SCREECH-OWL been appearing daily in
its nest box in our yard in northeast Ithaca.  Over the past two weeks, it
has tended to spend a lot more time in view during the day than in late
fall.  

 

Today, the owl was moved not only to bask, but also to trill a few times in
the bright midday sun.  This was my first time ever watching an owl
vocalizing in broad daylight.  I managed to get this photo of the bird in
mid-trill.  

 

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Mark Chao



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[cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park ducks

2012-01-21 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
The large raft of mostly Redheads was just north of East Shore Park this 
afternoon, at the ice edge. The raft included both Scaup, at least one 
Ring-necked Duck, and a few Canvasbacks.


Closer to the middle of the lake, there was a nice group of Common 
Mergansers and Goldeneye. There may have been other things there but the 
light was bad.


A large group of gulls was gathered on the ice south of East Shore Park, 
most easily viewed from the Visitors Information building. I didn't find 
anything aside from the three usual species, but I didn't scan them carefully.


Anne Marie Johnson


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