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3/19/19 1:09 pm Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Robins!
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3/18/19 3:14 pm <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Merlin in Treadwell
3/18/19 10:06 am Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] More BEs in Treadwell
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3/17/19 6:52 am Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Bluebirds
3/17/19 5:47 am Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Fox and Song Sparrows
3/15/19 12:49 pm <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (15 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
3/15/19 9:12 am John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] black vulture
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3/14/19 7:19 pm Elliott Adams <elliottadams...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Re: Wind Map
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3/14/19 6:01 pm 'Chris Kjolhede' <kjolhede...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Barred Owl
3/14/19 5:33 pm Kathryn Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Cuckoos
3/14/19 5:31 pm Kathryn Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Geese
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3/14/19 4:20 pm Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
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3/14/19 3:18 pm Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Barred Owl
3/14/19 11:32 am 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> RE: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
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3/14/19 7:06 am Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Gobs of Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds
3/14/19 5:27 am Tom <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Wind Map
3/14/19 5:21 am Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Red-winged Blackbird
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3/13/19 3:47 pm Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Spring?
3/13/19 1:12 pm <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (13 Mar 2019) 4 Raptors
3/13/19 10:37 am <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Treadwell's BEs
3/13/19 9:09 am Kathryn & Al Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Spring?
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3/12/19 6:44 pm Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Spring?
3/12/19 1:00 pm <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Treadwell's BEs
3/12/19 10:56 am <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (12 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/12/19 8:57 am <aurore...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] 2 firsts of spring
3/12/19 7:53 am Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Spring?
3/11/19 1:15 pm mbmathis <laddiesmbmathis...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Davis State Park Coverage Tomorrow
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3/9/19 2:21 pm <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (09 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
3/8/19 4:34 pm Becky Gretton <160nogu...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Davis State Park Coverage Tomorrow
3/8/19 4:30 pm <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (08 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/7/19 7:46 am <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Birds around Treadwell
3/6/19 5:14 pm 'Andrew Mason' <andymason...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Audubon field trip to Montezuma NWR March 24
3/4/19 11:46 am <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (04 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/3/19 11:27 am Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Hooded and Common Merganser
3/1/19 11:34 am Tom <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Raven Weirdness
2/28/19 1:20 pm <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (28 Feb 2019) Raptors
2/26/19 6:27 pm John S Davis new <davi7js4...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Cedar Waxwings
2/26/19 5:52 pm Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Cedar Waxwings
2/23/19 5:02 pm Elliott Adams <elliottadams...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] redpoll
2/23/19 10:46 am <zychskyfarm...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Red Winged Blackbird
2/23/19 6:29 am Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Franklin Mt. (22 Feb 2019) 1 Raptors
2/23/19 6:27 am <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Franklin Mt. (22 Feb 2019) 1 Raptors
2/21/19 7:40 pm <aurore...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Birdy Day
2/21/19 3:58 pm <shall71ge...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> Re: [osbirds] Early vultures
2/21/19 10:45 am Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Early vultures
2/21/19 9:45 am Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> [osbirds] Evening Grosbeaks are back!
 
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Date: 3/20/19 1:35 pm
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (20 Mar 2019) 4 Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 9 9
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 5 5
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 28 28
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Weather:
Chilly SW wind changing to Westerly with gusts to 40 MPH, clear sky.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. GE 12:30
Local imm. BE, RTs.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, Crows, Red-winged Blackbirds, White-breasted Nuthatch, Canada
Geese.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=697



 

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Date: 3/20/19 8:36 am
From: Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Barred Owl
Dr. Chris, (and all)

Wonderful about your Merlin sighting!

Did you know we have had Merlin’s in Milford Village too? Not back yet this year, but I will post when they return!

Gerianne Carillo
Sent from my iPhone
MilfordVillage

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 9:01 PM, 'Chris Kjolhede' <kjolhede...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
> Indeed, she is!
>
> A merlin has returned to the area around Bassett Hall in Cooperstown where a
> pair nested a few years ago in a large spruce (now cut down). Hopefully,
> there are two about!
>
> Dr. Chris
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> ------ Original Message ------
> Received: 06:19 PM EDT, 03/14/2019
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> Subject: [osbirds] Barred Owl
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> While driving a friend of Carly’s home from a play date, on CR 44 in
> Milford, Carly and I saw a good sized bird on a wire, intent on something
> below it.
>>
>> I turned the car around, curious as to the ID of this bird. It took us 2
> passes to figure out that it was a Barred Owl! I have never seen a Barred Owl
> on a wire, mich like a Red-tail might have been, hunting for food.
>>
>> Cool!
>>
>> Carly’s comment (when I thought it might be a Red-tail and we finally
> ID’d it): MOM, when it turned its head 350°, I KNEW it couldn’t be a
> Red-tail! 🤣. I got a good little naturalist birder there 😉
>>
>> Gerianne
>>
>> Gerianne Carillo
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Date: 3/19/19 1:09 pm
From: Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Robins!
Hi all,

We had a flock of perhaps 30-50 Robins out in our field today. For part of the time they were foraging for Sumac seed; the rest of the time, out in the open field. I’m wondering what food they get out there...?

Gerianne Carillo
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Date: 3/19/19 12:42 pm
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (19 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 19, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 8 8
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 24 24
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Weather:
Cold NW wind, occasional flurries, overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. BE 9:44

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, Crows, local Turkey Vultures and imm. BE.

Predictions:
Warmer with south wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=697



 

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Date: 3/18/19 4:52 pm
From: 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: RE: [osbirds] Merlin in Treadwell
I forgot to mention that on Sunday I saw a Kestrel sitting on a wire along the Turnpike Road in Meredith.

Dorian Huneke

Treadwell



From: <osbirds...> <osbirds...>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 6:10 PM
To: <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Merlin in Treadwell





About 5pm I stopped to chat with a neighbor who lives next to the creek, just below my barn. As we talked on her front porch she spotted a bird in a low shrubby tree across the creek, and asked me what that was, since it was much larger than the typical song birds she sees. It was clearly eating something, and looked to be falcon-ish. Upon finishing the meal it moved to another branch, then up into a tall tree, and then flew off. Clearly a Merlin!



Dorian Huneke,

Treadwell






 

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Date: 3/18/19 3:14 pm
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Merlin in Treadwell
About 5pm I stopped to chat with a neighbor who lives next to the creek, just below my barn. As we talked on her front porch she spotted a bird in a low shrubby tree across the creek, and asked me what that was, since it was much larger than the typical song birds she sees. It was clearly eating something, and looked to be falcon-ish. Upon finishing the meal it moved to another branch, then up into a tall tree, and then flew off. Clearly a Merlin!


Dorian Huneke,
Treadwell



 

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Date: 3/18/19 10:06 am
From: Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] More BEs in Treadwell
Since balds are well known for fidelity to their mates, the former mate is
probably dead. My guess is the new mate was chasing an interloper.

The White Store eagles are nesting along the Unadilla River.

Tom Salo, Burlington

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019, 12:24 PM <huneked...> [osbirds] <
<osbirds...> wrote:

>
>
> Sunday around midday I went out to the field to watch the eagle nest for a
> while. One adult was sitting and there was no sign of the other adult, so
> I played ball with my dog for about 15 minutes. Took a break just in time
> to see two other adult eagles arrive in the valley (from what direction I
> don't know), one chasing the other. They flew out over the field I was
> sitting in, no more than 100 feet over my head. Both were clearly adults -
> neither had the smattering of brown feathers in the head and tail that the
> subadult IV has that I've seen in the area. One of them was being
> thoroughly discouraged from hanging around, evident by its diving and
> darting to avoid the attacker. They ended up heading back out over the
> valley, and slightly downstream, out of sight due to too many trees.
>
> The adult on the nest seemed undisturbed by all this activity fairly
> nearby. I suppose this extra adult could be a migrant moving through the
> area. I wonder if it's possible it's the original mate of the current
> pair. As I've mentioned earlier, one of the current pair is banded. For
> the years we've been watching the pair of eagles neither bird has been
> banded. And I'm sure the banded adult is the male, as it is smaller than
> the other one. Maybe the original male is rethinking which one is going to
> end up with that female. Although I suspect it's a little late for that
> way of thinking, since the pair are already sitting on eggs. Hmmm...
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 3/18/19 9:35 am
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Re: Bluebirds
A week ago this past Saturday Eric and I were delivering a load of hay to a customer who lives outside of Rockdale, (Rockdale is north of Sidney on Rt 8). As we unloaded hay a bluebird sat on the powerline and started singing.


Dorian Huneke
Treadwell

 

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Date: 3/18/19 9:24 am
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] More BEs in Treadwell
Sunday around midday I went out to the field to watch the eagle nest for a while. One adult was sitting and there was no sign of the other adult, so I played ball with my dog for about 15 minutes. Took a break just in time to see two other adult eagles arrive in the valley (from what direction I don't know), one chasing the other. They flew out over the field I was sitting in, no more than 100 feet over my head. Both were clearly adults - neither had the smattering of brown feathers in the head and tail that the subadult IV has that I've seen in the area. One of them was being thoroughly discouraged from hanging around, evident by its diving and darting to avoid the attacker. They ended up heading back out over the valley, and slightly downstream, out of sight due to too many trees.


The adult on the nest seemed undisturbed by all this activity fairly nearby. I suppose this extra adult could be a migrant moving through the area. I wonder if it's possible it's the original mate of the current pair. As I've mentioned earlier, one of the current pair is banded. For the years we've been watching the pair of eagles neither bird has been banded. And I'm sure the banded adult is the male, as it is smaller than the other one. Maybe the original male is rethinking which one is going to end up with that female. Although I suspect it's a little late for that way of thinking, since the pair are already sitting on eggs. Hmmm...



 

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Date: 3/17/19 6:52 am
From: Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Bluebirds
A male bluebird was singing as it perched on one of our nest boxes on
Friday. Bluebirds were also seen at Waterman's (outside Delhi) checking
out their boxes.

A few Evening Grosbeaks appeared in the yard this morning. Whether they
were lingering from the big flock that was here all winter or just passing
through, hard to know.

Pam Peters,
Treadwell
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Date: 3/17/19 5:47 am
From: Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Fox and Song Sparrows
I woke to 3" of fresh lake effect snow and 16F. Regardless, signs of
spring are obvious. The spring fed pond by the house is almost completely
melted. On my way to the barn this morning to check the new lambs, 2
Mallard flushed. Ducks have worked their way to the hilltops.

At the feeder this morning were a Song Sparrow, and a Fox Sparrow whose
scratching was throwing snow some distance.

Tom Salo
Burlington

 

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Date: 3/15/19 12:49 pm
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (15 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6 7 7
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 4 4
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 22 22
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Weather:
Slightly gusty S wind and overcast with a little rain, becoming partly
cloudy with stronger WSW wind. Warm temp!

Raptor Observations:
Ad. GE 12:10, Local RTs and BEs

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots and lots of migrating Canada Geese, a few Common Mergansers.
Red-winged Blackbirds, Killdeer, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Predictions:
The warm spell is over.
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Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=697



 

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Date: 3/15/19 9:12 am
From: John Roosenberg II <mail4john2...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] black vulture
Elliott,
Over the last three years the BLVU have been consistently present in Cobleskill.  I typically see them a couple times a year on my way over to the reservoirs.
Their numbers have been increase YoY.  I know the ones over in Guilderland are now permanent birds who are here all winter as I see them pretty much weekly, if not daily when I do drive through on 20 to  Albany.
Do you often birding in the Schoharie Valley?
I am always interested in connecting with those who bird Schoharie County.
Thanks
John


On Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10:33:28 PM EDT, Elliott Adams <elliottadams...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:

 
5 black vultures circling in Cobleskill, NY about 4PM 14 Mar 2019.  The
first time I have ever seen black vulture in Cobleskill or even in the
Schoharie Valley. It seems their northern expansion stalled for a few
years in the Hudson Valley but last year they broke out and are moving
fast. Last yuear they moved through Canajoharie on the Mohawk River.

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Date: 3/14/19 9:39 pm
From: 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: RE: [osbirds] Cuckoos
Good idea, will see what tomorrow brings.

D.



From: <osbirds...> <osbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:33 PM
To: <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Cuckoos





If you have smart phone, why not make a video just for the auditory recording, even if you don’t see the bird...then you can share it with others.

~Kathryn

Sent from my iPad


On Mar 14, 2019, at 7:04 PM, Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> <mailto:<suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> > wrote:



Dorian please take this in the spirit it is intended. I have confused a chipmunk and a yellow billed cuckoo in the past, tracking the blessed thing down for what seemed like forever under similar circumstances as what you describe and finally discovering the furry devil. I now ignore any clucking coming from below 10 feet high. : )

SG

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On Mar 14, 2019, at 2:30 PM, 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> <mailto:<huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> > wrote:



Definitely not a mourning dove. We have tons of them around, the sound is nothing like them. Years ago Andy Mason was here walking some of my land with me and we heard this same bird call, and at the time I said Turkey, there’s a turkey. Andy said No, that’s a cuckoo. Again, this morning, when I first heard this call I said to myself Turkey. Then I paid attention to habitat and exactly where this sound was coming from, and was sure it must be a cuckoo, not a turkey. There are turkeys out at the neighbors’ field that they spread manure on. Sometimes they are in another nearby field, but this sound was much closer than that, and given that I could “see” where the sound was coming from I would have seen a turkey were it a turkey. I listened to the call on Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the call they give for the black billed cuckoo is exactly what I heard. And it’s not like I heard it for a few minutes. This went on, and on, and on. For a half hour or more.



I’m near this location every day taking my dog for a walk, so I will try really hard to get a visual if I hear it again.



Dorian Huneke

Treadwell



From: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> >
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:03 PM
To: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs







Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.



It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning Dove?





Steve



Steve M. Chorvas
Saugerties, NY





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Sent: 03/14/2019 12:23 PM

Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs





Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.



Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement.. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though.. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.



Dorian Huneke

Treadwell






 

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Date: 3/14/19 8:05 pm
From: 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: RE: [osbirds] Cuckoos
I’ll keep that in mind, Suzanne. I have confused squirrels with birds in the past, so….

Dorian



From: <osbirds...> <osbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:05 PM
To: <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Cuckoos





Dorian please take this in the spirit it is intended. I have confused a chipmunk and a yellow billed cuckoo in the past, tracking the blessed thing down for what seemed like forever under similar circumstances as what you describe and finally discovering the furry devil. I now ignore any clucking coming from below 10 feet high. : )

SG

Sent from my iPad


On Mar 14, 2019, at 2:30 PM, 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> <mailto:<huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> > wrote:



Definitely not a mourning dove. We have tons of them around, the sound is nothing like them. Years ago Andy Mason was here walking some of my land with me and we heard this same bird call, and at the time I said Turkey, there’s a turkey. Andy said No, that’s a cuckoo. Again, this morning, when I first heard this call I said to myself Turkey. Then I paid attention to habitat and exactly where this sound was coming from, and was sure it must be a cuckoo, not a turkey. There are turkeys out at the neighbors’ field that they spread manure on. Sometimes they are in another nearby field, but this sound was much closer than that, and given that I could “see” where the sound was coming from I would have seen a turkey were it a turkey. I listened to the call on Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the call they give for the black billed cuckoo is exactly what I heard. And it’s not like I heard it for a few minutes. This went on, and on, and on. For a half hour or more.



I’m near this location every day taking my dog for a walk, so I will try really hard to get a visual if I hear it again.



Dorian Huneke

Treadwell



From: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...> >
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:03 PM
To: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs







Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.



It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning Dove?





Steve



Steve M. Chorvas
Saugerties, NY





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To: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>

Sent: 03/14/2019 12:23 PM

Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs





Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.



Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement.. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though.. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.



Dorian Huneke

Treadwell






 

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Date: 3/14/19 7:19 pm
From: Elliott Adams <elliottadams...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Re: Wind Map
Nice.
Another cool site (also off topic) is Windy.com. Wind at various
elevations, barometric pressure, ocean temperatures, wave direction,
blowing dust, on and on.  set a side an hour the first time you look at
it.  All fopr a 10 day period.



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Because raptors concentrate in certain areas based on wind direction, I
watch the wind forecast constantly. This came to my attention yesterday.
It might be slightly off topic but it is really interesting. Look at it
soon while the cyclone is still active.

http://hint.fm/wind/

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Date: 3/14/19 7:10 pm
From: Elliott Adams <elliottadams...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] black vulture
5 black vultures circling in Cobleskill, NY about 4PM 14 Mar 2019.  The
first time I have ever seen black vulture in Cobleskill or even in the
Schoharie Valley. It seems their northern expansion stalled for a few
years in the Hudson Valley but last year they broke out and are moving
fast. Last yuear they moved through Canajoharie on the Mohawk River.

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Date: 3/14/19 6:01 pm
From: 'Chris Kjolhede' <kjolhede...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Barred Owl
Indeed, she is!

A merlin has returned to the area around Bassett Hall in Cooperstown where a
pair nested a few years ago in a large spruce (now cut down). Hopefully,
there are two about!

Dr. Chris

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Subject: [osbirds] Barred Owl

> Hi all,
>
> While driving a friend of Carly’s home from a play date, on CR 44 in
Milford, Carly and I saw a good sized bird on a wire, intent on something
below it.
>
> I turned the car around, curious as to the ID of this bird. It took us 2
passes to figure out that it was a Barred Owl! I have never seen a Barred Owl
on a wire, mich like a Red-tail might have been, hunting for food.
>
> Cool!
>
> Carly’s comment (when I thought it might be a Red-tail and we finally
ID’d it): MOM, when it turned its head 350°, I KNEW it couldn’t be a
Red-tail! 🤣. I got a good little naturalist birder there 😉
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Date: 3/14/19 5:33 pm
From: Kathryn Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Cuckoos
If you have smart phone, why not make a video just for the auditory recording, even if you don’t see the bird...then you can share it with others.
~Kathryn

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 7:04 PM, Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
> Dorian please take this in the spirit it is intended. I have confused a chipmunk and a yellow billed cuckoo in the past, tracking the blessed thing down for what seemed like forever under similar circumstances as what you describe and finally discovering the furry devil. I now ignore any clucking coming from below 10 feet high. : )
> SG
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Mar 14, 2019, at 2:30 PM, 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Definitely not a mourning dove. We have tons of them around, the sound is nothing like them. Years ago Andy Mason was here walking some of my land with me and we heard this same bird call, and at the time I said Turkey, there’s a turkey. Andy said No, that’s a cuckoo. Again, this morning, when I first heard this call I said to myself Turkey. Then I paid attention to habitat and exactly where this sound was coming from, and was sure it must be a cuckoo, not a turkey. There are turkeys out at the neighbors’ field that they spread manure on. Sometimes they are in another nearby field, but this sound was much closer than that, and given that I could “see” where the sound was coming from I would have seen a turkey were it a turkey. I listened to the call on Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the call they give for the black billed cuckoo is exactly what I heard. And it’s not like I heard it for a few minutes. This went on, and on, and on. For a half hour or more.
>>
>>
>>
>> I’m near this location every day taking my dog for a walk, so I will try really hard to get a visual if I hear it again.
>>
>>
>>
>> Dorian Huneke
>>
>> Treadwell
>>
>>
>>
>> From: <osbirds...> <osbirds...>
>> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:03 PM
>> To: <osbirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 
>>
>> Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.
>>
>>
>>
>> It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning Dove?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve M. Chorvas
>> Saugerties, NY
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: <huneked...> [osbirds]
>>
>> To: <osbirds...>
>>
>> Sent: 03/14/2019 12:23 PM
>>
>> Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.
>>
>>
>>
>> Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though.. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.
>>
>>
>>
>> Dorian Huneke
>>
>> Treadwell
>>
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 3/14/19 5:31 pm
From: Kathryn Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Geese
I was outside in late morning for about 90 minutes and saw 6 flocks go over my house on in the town of Meredith. 4 out of 6 had at least 150 birds each. We also got our first Redwings and Grackles...what a day for migration!
~Kathryn Davino

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> On Mar 14, 2019, at 7:50 PM, Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
> The skies were alive with geese today. I'm estimating 5,000, with about 1,000 of those Snow Geese, the majority Canada (maybe others mixed in). This was all before noon, near Deposit, NY where I am doing surveys for the Bluestone Wind Project.
>
> Pam Peters,
> Treadwell
>
> --
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Date: 3/14/19 4:53 pm
From: Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Geese
The skies were alive with geese today. I'm estimating 5,000, with about
1,000 of those Snow Geese, the majority Canada (maybe others mixed in).
This was all before noon, near Deposit, NY where I am doing surveys for the
Bluestone Wind Project.

Pam Peters,
Treadwell

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Date: 3/14/19 4:20 pm
From: Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
When I got home from work tonight my husband showed me photos of what our yard had looked like at noontime, just covered with blackbirds. Red wings, grackles and cowbirds were everywhere. He said they stayed for about 30 minutes, flying off and returning again and again. There were also robins around the yard when I got home, for the first time this year. Spring!!!

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 2:30 PM, 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
> Definitely not a mourning dove. We have tons of them around, the sound is nothing like them. Years ago Andy Mason was here walking some of my land with me and we heard this same bird call, and at the time I said Turkey, there’s a turkey. Andy said No, that’s a cuckoo. Again, this morning, when I first heard this call I said to myself Turkey. Then I paid attention to habitat and exactly where this sound was coming from, and was sure it must be a cuckoo, not a turkey. There are turkeys out at the neighbors’ field that they spread manure on. Sometimes they are in another nearby field, but this sound was much closer than that, and given that I could “see” where the sound was coming from I would have seen a turkey were it a turkey. I listened to the call on Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the call they give for the black billed cuckoo is exactly what I heard. And it’s not like I heard it for a few minutes. This went on, and on, and on. For a half hour or more.
>
>
>
> I’m near this location every day taking my dog for a walk, so I will try really hard to get a visual if I hear it again.
>
>
>
> Dorian Huneke
>
> Treadwell
>
>
>
> From: <osbirds...> <osbirds...>
> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:03 PM
> To: <osbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
>
>
>
>
>
> 
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.
>
>
>
> It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning Dove?
>
>
>
>
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> Steve M. Chorvas
> Saugerties, NY
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: <huneked...> [osbirds]
>
> To: <osbirds...>
>
> Sent: 03/14/2019 12:23 PM
>
> Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
>
>
>
>
>
> Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.
>
>
>
> Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though.. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.
>
>
>
> Dorian Huneke
>
> Treadwell
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 3/14/19 4:04 pm
From: Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Cuckoos
Dorian please take this in the spirit it is intended. I have confused a chipmunk and a yellow billed cuckoo in the past, tracking the blessed thing down for what seemed like forever under similar circumstances as what you describe and finally discovering the furry devil. I now ignore any clucking coming from below 10 feet high. : )
SG

Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 14, 2019, at 2:30 PM, 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
> Definitely not a mourning dove. We have tons of them around, the sound is nothing like them. Years ago Andy Mason was here walking some of my land with me and we heard this same bird call, and at the time I said Turkey, there’s a turkey. Andy said No, that’s a cuckoo. Again, this morning, when I first heard this call I said to myself Turkey. Then I paid attention to habitat and exactly where this sound was coming from, and was sure it must be a cuckoo, not a turkey. There are turkeys out at the neighbors’ field that they spread manure on. Sometimes they are in another nearby field, but this sound was much closer than that, and given that I could “see” where the sound was coming from I would have seen a turkey were it a turkey. I listened to the call on Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the call they give for the black billed cuckoo is exactly what I heard. And it’s not like I heard it for a few minutes. This went on, and on, and on. For a half hour or more.
>
>
>
> I’m near this location every day taking my dog for a walk, so I will try really hard to get a visual if I hear it again.
>
>
>
> Dorian Huneke
>
> Treadwell
>
>
>
> From: <osbirds...> <osbirds...>
> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:03 PM
> To: <osbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
>
>
>
>
>
> 
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.
>
>
>
> It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning Dove?
>
>
>
>
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> Steve M. Chorvas
> Saugerties, NY
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: <huneked...> [osbirds]
>
> To: <osbirds...>
>
> Sent: 03/14/2019 12:23 PM
>
> Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
>
>
>
>
>
> Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.
>
>
>
> Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though.. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.
>
>
>
> Dorian Huneke
>
> Treadwell
>
>
>
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Date: 3/14/19 3:18 pm
From: Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Barred Owl
Hi all,

While driving a friend of Carly’s home from a play date, on CR 44 in Milford, Carly and I saw a good sized bird on a wire, intent on something below it.

I turned the car around, curious as to the ID of this bird. It took us 2 passes to figure out that it was a Barred Owl! I have never seen a Barred Owl on a wire, mich like a Red-tail might have been, hunting for food.

Cool!

Carly’s comment (when I thought it might be a Red-tail and we finally ID’d it): MOM, when it turned its head 350°, I KNEW it couldn’t be a Red-tail! 🤣. I got a good little naturalist birder there 😉

Gerianne

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Date: 3/14/19 11:32 am
From: 'Dorian Huneke' <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: RE: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
Definitely not a mourning dove. We have tons of them around, the sound is nothing like them. Years ago Andy Mason was here walking some of my land with me and we heard this same bird call, and at the time I said Turkey, there’s a turkey. Andy said No, that’s a cuckoo. Again, this morning, when I first heard this call I said to myself Turkey. Then I paid attention to habitat and exactly where this sound was coming from, and was sure it must be a cuckoo, not a turkey. There are turkeys out at the neighbors’ field that they spread manure on. Sometimes they are in another nearby field, but this sound was much closer than that, and given that I could “see” where the sound was coming from I would have seen a turkey were it a turkey. I listened to the call on Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, and the call they give for the black billed cuckoo is exactly what I heard. And it’s not like I heard it for a few minutes. This went on, and on, and on. For a half hour or more.



I’m near this location every day taking my dog for a walk, so I will try really hard to get a visual if I hear it again.



Dorian Huneke

Treadwell



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Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:03 PM
To: <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs







Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.



It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning Dove?





Steve



Steve M. Chorvas
Saugerties, NY





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Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs





Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.



Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement.. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though.. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.



Dorian Huneke

Treadwell






 

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Date: 3/14/19 10:02 am
From: 'Steve M. Chorvas' <schorvas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
Black-billed Cuckoo is a long-distance migrant, wintering in South
America. Their migration north is triggered by day-length, not weather
conditions in North America. I think it safe to say that a cuckoo in
New York State at this time of the year is beyond extraordinary.

It is early for Least Bittern, so perhaps you were hearing a Mourning
Dove?


Steve

Steve M. Chorvas
Saugerties, NY


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Sent: 03/14/2019 12:23 PM
Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs




Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many
robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first
flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and
this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing
overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning.
They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs
by the end of the month.


Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near
the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this
bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for
a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and
saw no movement. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though. The only
movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.


Dorian Huneke
Treadwell







 

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Date: 3/14/19 10:00 am
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Robins and RWBs
Large flocks of RWBs were up at the barn this morning, and many robins were flitting about on the open grassy areas. I saw my first flock of geese yesterday morning when I went to see the eagles, and this morning there have already been more than a dozen flocks passing overhead. Saw the adult red tailed hawk a number of times this morning. They are most liking nest building by now, and should be sitting on eggs by the end of the month.


Oh, there is a black-billed cuckoo calling endlessly in the brush near the creek. I had my field glasses with me, but I could not spot this bird. If I got too close it got quiet, resumed if I was very quiet for a few minutes, but I still couldn't pin point what shrub it was in, and saw no movement. Definitely the black-billed cuckoo, though. The only movement I did see in that brushy area were juncos scurrying about.


Dorian Huneke
Treadwell




 

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Date: 3/14/19 7:06 am
From: Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Gobs of Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds
Robins all along one of the roads between Treadwell and Hamden early this
AM.

Red-winged Blackbirds by Delancey Bridge.

Pam Peters,
Treadwell

 

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Date: 3/14/19 5:27 am
From: Tom <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Wind Map
Because raptors concentrate in certain areas based on wind direction, I
watch the wind forecast constantly. This came to my attention yesterday.
It might be slightly off topic but it is really interesting. Look at it
soon while the cyclone is still active.

http://hint.fm/wind/

--
Tom Salo
5145 State Highway 51
West Burlington, NY 13482
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Date: 3/14/19 5:21 am
From: Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Red-winged Blackbird
A lone male red winged blackbird, FOS, was seen at our feeders yesterday, March 13, by my daughter. She is quickly becoming the premier birder of the family!

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Date: 3/14/19 4:28 am
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] New in Treadwell
At 7:15 am, 2 Robins and 1 Grackle! Yeah!


Dorian Huneke
Treadwell



 

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Date: 3/13/19 3:47 pm
From: Suzanne Gaynor <suzanne.gaynor5...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?
I've had nothing new yet here in East Meredith but when I left work this evening, there were two Juncos singing a very nice spring song in the parking lot. I had to stop and listen for a moment. They are ready for spring along with the rest of us.
Suzanne

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> On Mar 13, 2019, at 12:07 PM, Kathryn & Al Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
> Lucky you, Tom! I have had no spring migrants up on my hill, yet. I agree with Gerianne that the Redwings are running late this year. I normally get some by late February.
>
> ~Kathryn Davino
>
>> On Mar 13, 2019, at 8:04 AM, Jessie Ravage <jravage...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Winter lingers, which is fine by me as I’m still skiing. Last week, I had a ruffed grouse explode out of the snow about a ski length ahead of me.
>>
>> Jessie Ravage
>>
>> From: <osbirds...> on behalf of "Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds]" <osbirds...>
>> Reply-To: <osbirds...>
>> Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:44 PM
>> To: <osbirds...>
>> Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?
>>
>>
>> Tom,
>>
>>
>> One can hope fervently! At least I do!
>>
>> The only sign I’ve seen here is 2 cowbirds - oh, and a few Robins last weekend. If I’m not mistaken, the Red-winged Blackbirds are late this year! Usually, I believe, they show up in mid to late February, and we haven’t had any yet.
>>
>> Patience...
>>
>> Gerianne Carillo
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Milford Village
>>
>>> On Mar 12, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Yesterday I was near Deposit where I observed 3 Killdeer and about 300 migrating geese. This morning there is a Red-winged Blackbird at the feeder, adult male of course.
>>>
>>> Recently, a couple of Pine Siskin returned to my feeders.
>>>
>>> Is spring coming?
>>>
>>> Tom Salo
>>> Burlington, NY
>>
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 3/13/19 1:12 pm
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (13 Mar 2019) 4 Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 3 3
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 11 11
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Diane Graf, Joe Ritton

Weather:
Blue sky, milder temps and very light breezes from the south becoming more
overcast with stronger SSE wind.

Raptor Observations:
Imm. BE 11:54; Ad. GE 12:38

Non-raptor Observations:
White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red-winged Blackbirds, Grackles,
E. Bluebird, Pileated WP, Crows and Ravens.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


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Date: 3/13/19 10:37 am
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Treadwell's BEs
I took my dog and my field glasses out to the hay field and sat in the snow to watch the nest this morning (late morning, the sun was shining, so I was warm). One adult was sitting on the nest for the duration of my stay. Early on, another very large eagle (clearly not an adult BE) arrived from the east, flapping some but mostly trying to glide and avoid being dive bombed by an adult red tailed hawk. I watched this eagle for as long as possible before it got out of sight (it did circle a few times so I had more opportunity than just its trip down the valley). At home I have studied Jerry Liguouri's book Hawks from Every Angle, and I'm concluding this was a young golden eagle. Our farming neighbors told us more than a month ago that he has been seeing two goldens up on the mountain to the east of his farm. Also, I have seen goldens moving through here in March in the past. As this bird headed out of sight it slipped over the mountain to the north.


Just before my butt got too cold to stay sitting in the snow any longer, the adult BE on the nest got up, bent over for a minute appearing to nudge at the egg(s), then turned around and settled back down on the nest. The other adult did not show up during this time, but I suspect I'll get plenty of chances to see the two together as the days warm up.



Dorian Huneke
Treadwell

 

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Date: 3/13/19 9:09 am
From: Kathryn & Al Davino <davino...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?
Lucky you, Tom! I have had no spring migrants up on my hill, yet. I agree with Gerianne that the Redwings are running late this year. I normally get some by late February.
~Kathryn Davino

> On Mar 13, 2019, at 8:04 AM, Jessie Ravage <jravage...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> Winter lingers, which is fine by me as I’m still skiing. Last week, I had a ruffed grouse explode out of the snow about a ski length ahead of me.
>
> Jessie Ravage
>
> From: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>> on behalf of "Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> <mailto:<gerianne...> [osbirds]" <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>>
> Reply-To: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>>
> Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:44 PM
> To: <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>>
> Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?
>
>
> Tom,
>
>
> One can hope fervently! At least I do!
>
> The only sign I’ve seen here is 2 cowbirds - oh, and a few Robins last weekend. If I’m not mistaken, the Red-winged Blackbirds are late this year! Usually, I believe, they show up in mid to late February, and we haven’t had any yet.
>
> Patience...
>
> Gerianne Carillo
> Sent from my iPhone
> Milford Village
>
> On Mar 12, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Thomas Salo <salothomas...> <mailto:<salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> <mailto:<osbirds...>> wrote:
>
>> Yesterday I was near Deposit where I observed 3 Killdeer and about 300 migrating geese. This morning there is a Red-winged Blackbird at the feeder, adult male of course.
>>
>> Recently, a couple of Pine Siskin returned to my feeders.
>>
>> Is spring coming?
>>
>> Tom Salo
>> Burlington, NY
>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 3/13/19 5:05 am
From: Jessie Ravage <jravage...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?
Winter lingers, which is fine by me as I’m still skiing. Last week, I had a
ruffed grouse explode out of the snow about a ski length ahead of me.

Jessie Ravage

From: <osbirds...> on behalf of "Gerianne Carillo
<gerianne...> [osbirds]" <osbirds...>
Reply-To: <osbirds...>
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 9:44 PM
To: <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?







Tom,


One can hope fervently! At least I do!

The only sign I’ve seen here is 2 cowbirds - oh, and a few Robins last
weekend. If I’m not mistaken, the Red-winged Blackbirds are late this year!
Usually, I believe, they show up in mid to late February, and we haven’t had
any yet.

Patience...

Gerianne Carillo
Sent from my iPhone
Milford Village

On Mar 12, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds]
<osbirds...> wrote:

>
> Yesterday I was near Deposit where I observed 3 Killdeer and about 300
> migrating geese. This morning there is a Red-winged Blackbird at the feeder,
> adult male of course.
>
> Recently, a couple of Pine Siskin returned to my feeders.
>
> Is spring coming?
>
> Tom Salo
> Burlington, NY







 

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Date: 3/12/19 6:44 pm
From: Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Spring?
Tom,

One can hope fervently! At least I do!

The only sign I’ve seen here is 2 cowbirds - oh, and a few Robins last weekend. If I’m not mistaken, the Red-winged Blackbirds are late this year! Usually, I believe, they show up in mid to late February, and we haven’t had any yet.

Patience...

Gerianne Carillo
Sent from my iPhone
Milford Village

> On Mar 12, 2019, at 10:50 AM, Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Yesterday I was near Deposit where I observed 3 Killdeer and about 300 migrating geese. This morning there is a Red-winged Blackbird at the feeder, adult male of course.
>
> Recently, a couple of Pine Siskin returned to my feeders.
>
> Is spring coming?
>
> Tom Salo
> Burlington, NY
>
>
>

 

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Date: 3/12/19 1:00 pm
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Treadwell's BEs
They are sitting on eggs!! Definitely on Sunday, Mar. 10, possibly a day or two prior to that, but no earlier.


I've also been hearing those ruffed grouse drumming very loudly down the creek valley. Surprisingly (well, maybe not give the weather), I have yet to see a red winged blackbird or grackle. They are usually here the last week of February, but none so far.


Dorian Huneke,
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Date: 3/12/19 10:56 am
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (12 Mar 2019) Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 7 7
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Weather:
Very windy and cold with snow and blowing snow, overcast.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens and Crows

Predictions:
Warmer, becoming cloudy with lighter southerly wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


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Date: 3/12/19 8:57 am
From: <aurore...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] 2 firsts of spring
I was working near a cornfield when I heard and saw a red wing blackbird calling and today I was walking down the street when I heard a common grackle calling and looked up to see him in a tree. Pretty soon they will become old news, but now happy to see these signs that spring is on its way.

 

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Date: 3/12/19 7:53 am
From: Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Spring?
Yesterday I was near Deposit where I observed 3 Killdeer and about 300
migrating geese. This morning there is a Red-winged Blackbird at the
feeder, adult male of course.

Recently, a couple of Pine Siskin returned to my feeders.

Is spring coming?

Tom Salo
Burlington, NY

 

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Date: 3/11/19 1:15 pm
From: mbmathis <laddiesmbmathis...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Davis State Park Coverage Tomorrow
No thanks to you for explaning what you are talking about.  I recalled
that you are observing raptors,  Right ???


On 3/11/2019 1:49 PM, mbmathis <laddiesmbmathis...> [osbirds]
wrote:
>
>
> I have no idea what you are talking about !!!    Marge
>
>
> On 3/11/2019 1:34 PM, Becky Gretton <160nogu...> [osbirds] wrote:
>> There will be coverage at Davis Park tomorrow, March 12 from 10 till
>> 3:30 or so.  As usual, bring your own chair.
>> Becky Gretton
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Date: 3/11/19 10:50 am
From: mbmathis <laddiesmbmathis...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Davis State Park Coverage Tomorrow
I have no idea what you are talking about !!!    Marge


On 3/11/2019 1:34 PM, Becky Gretton <160nogu...> [osbirds] wrote:
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> There will be coverage at Davis Park tomorrow, March 12 from 10 till
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Date: 3/11/19 10:35 am
From: Becky Gretton <160nogu...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Davis State Park Coverage Tomorrow
There will be coverage at Davis Park tomorrow, March 12 from 10 till 3:30
or so. As usual, bring your own chair.
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Date: 3/9/19 2:21 pm
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (09 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 5 7 7
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Visitors:
Charlie Scheim and Sandy Bright


Weather:
Light generally northerly wind with periods of calm, warming temps and lots
of sunshine.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. BEs 11:00, 11:09; Ad. GE 12:30

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-winged Blackbird, Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ravens, Crows,
Hairy Woodpecker, Blue Jays, E. Bluebird, Junco, Pileated Woodpecker,
Barred Owl

Predictions:
Snow, ice, rain. No coverage.
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Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


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Date: 3/8/19 4:34 pm
From: Becky Gretton <160nogu...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Davis State Park Coverage Tomorrow
There will be coverage at the Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park tomorrow,
9AM- 3PM. No picnic table, bring your own chair.
Becky Gretton

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Date: 3/8/19 4:30 pm
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (08 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 2 2
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Observation start time: 13:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton, Leslie Preston

Visitors:
Daisy


Weather:
SW moderate wind, light cloud cover, -6 C.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. GE 2:34

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens and Crows

Predictions:
Temps in the 30's F, more southerly wind.
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Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


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Date: 3/7/19 7:46 am
From: <huneked...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Birds around Treadwell
Over the past week I've had a pair of ravens flying around over the barn, pastures, and in general that hill, nearly every day. I've been hearing grouse drumming quite often in the past few weeks. The bald eagles are still working on their nest - not sitting just yet. Yesterday about 5:30pm two young bald eagles flew overhead, heading west-ish. They were circling around each other, then moving on, then circling again, and finally just booked out of the visible area. I believe these are the two immatures I have seen around here fairly often. One appeared to have a nearly white head and tail, the other was more completely dark. At heavy dusk Eric spotted a great horned owl flying low in the valley. Male cardinals have been singing every morning in spite of the bitter cold temps these last few days. And the mink are active in the little creek gully behind the barn. I haven't seen them, but you can't mistake their smell!


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Treadwell



 

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Date: 3/6/19 5:14 pm
From: 'Andrew Mason' <andymason...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Audubon field trip to Montezuma NWR March 24
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge – Spring Migration 2019
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On Sunday, March 24, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society will lead a
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migratory waterfowl and shorebirds on their annual journey to their
breeding grounds. The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is a globally
significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of
waterfowl that stop there during the migration seasons.

Those interested in carpooling will meet at the Dietz Street Parking
lot (across from the Oneonta YMCA) at 7:30am. This is an all day trip
with an expected return to Oneonta around 5:00pm. Participants should
plan on packing a bagged lunch and snacks, water, etc. For additional
details, contact Chris DeCesare at 607-244-5496 or
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To register,
visit http://doas.us/event/montezuma-national-wildlife-refuge-spring-migration-2019/.

Andrew Mason
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Jefferson, NY 12093
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Date: 3/4/19 11:46 am
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (04 Mar 2019) Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 04, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 0
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Visitors:
Daisy


Weather:
Cold, winds gusting to 25 mph, partly cloudy becoming overcast with snow
showers.

Raptor Observations:
Local Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


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Date: 3/3/19 11:27 am
From: Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Hooded and Common Merganser
Spotted a single male Hooded Merganser and 3 female Common Mergansers in
the little spit of water that has just opened up in a nearby pond.

The Evening Grosbeaks who have graced our feeders since mid-November seem
to have gone. Have not seen them for several days.

Pam Peters,
Treadwell

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Date: 3/1/19 11:34 am
From: Tom <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Raven Weirdness
DOAS isn't running many camera traps this season. The Appalachian Eagle
Project is ending with a 10 year accumulation of data consisting of
millions of photos still to be examined. My site in the Town of
Burlington is one of the few sites remaining. I've had lots of ravens
and Bald Eagles this winter. Golden Eagles are occasional. The raven
numbers dropped from about 70 in January to half that over the past 2
weeks. Bait was depleted and became frozen rock hard. Deer started
wandering the roads again recently, providing bait and keeping the
remaining ravens and eagles in place.

Two days back a road killed turkey turned up with several deer. Late in
the day I hauled them to the site, disturbing 15 or 20 ravens when I
arrived. That is not unusual. It happens pretty much every time. What is
unusual is that there hasn't been a bird feeding in subsequent 2 days. I
did nothing different but put a dead turkey in front of the camera.
30-40 ravens and a half dozen eagles abandoned the site. A skunk fed on
the turkey the first night. A skunk fed again the second night before a
coyote removed the turkey carcass. On a good long walk this afternoon
near the site, I heard a lone raven and saw an eagle in the far
distance. What are those birds thinking?

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Date: 2/28/19 1:20 pm
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Subject: [osbirds] DOAS - Davis State Park (28 Feb 2019) Raptors
DOAS - Davis State Park
Westford, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 28, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 0
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Becky Gretton

Observers: Joe Ritton

Visitors:
Nick Marquez


Weather:
Cold and breezy with partly cloudy skies.

Raptor Observations:
Non migrating Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, and a Peregrine Falcon

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens
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Report submitted by Rebecca Gretton (<160nogu...>)
DOAS - Davis State Park information may be found at:
www.doas.us


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Date: 2/26/19 6:27 pm
From: John S Davis new <davi7js4...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Cedar Waxwings
Keep an eye out for some wandering Bohemian Waxwings to be in mixed in with any winter flock of Cedars. Over the years I’ve seen them on 2 or 3 occasions, always very exciting!

John Davis

> On Feb 26, 2019, at 8:52 PM, Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...> wrote:
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>
>
> Linda Burkhart and I watched a flock of about 25 Cedar Waxwings feeding on the ornamental crabapples in downtown Franklin this afternoon.
>
> Pam Peters
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Date: 2/26/19 5:52 pm
From: Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Cedar Waxwings
Linda Burkhart and I watched a flock of about 25 Cedar Waxwings feeding on
the ornamental crabapples in downtown Franklin this afternoon.

Pam Peters
Franklin, NY

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Date: 2/23/19 5:02 pm
From: Elliott Adams <elliottadams...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] redpoll
a flock of about 80 redpoll were working the weeds in Sharon Springs
today (23 Feb). I assume they are migrating north since I have not seen
them here before.

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Date: 2/23/19 10:46 am
From: <zychskyfarm...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Red Winged Blackbird
Had a male Red Winged Blackbird by the feeder in East Meredith this morning. I did a double-take, but that's what it was. So, as far as I'm concerned, it's spring. :)


 

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Date: 2/23/19 6:29 am
From: Pamela J Peters <ovenb1rdp...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Franklin Mt. (22 Feb 2019) 1 Raptors
Ha. Just checking to see if any of you might think it's fall already.
I meant to change site for data entry to Sanford, NY where we are doing
surveys for the Bluestone Wind Project.
I was not at Franklin Mt yesterday!
Pam Peters

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 9:27 AM <reports...> [osbirds] <
<osbirds...> wrote:

>
>
> *Franklin Mt.*
> Oneonta, New York, USA
>
> *Daily Raptor Counts: *Feb 22, 2019
> *Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 0 0 0
> Bald Eagle 0 0 0
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 1 1 1
> American Kestrel 0 0 0
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
> *Total:* 1 1 1
>
> Observation start time: 09:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7 hours
> Official Counter Pam Peters
> Observers:
>
>
> *Visitors:*
> Local folks stopped by. Jonathon from WEST starting surveys in area today..
>
> *Weather:*
> Overcast, steady winds out of NW, occasionally NNE. High 20s F.
>
> *Raptor Observations:*
> Site used for ad-hoc raptor surveys in March 2018 and Feb/March 2019.
> Several Ad and Juv Bald Eagles interacting throughout day. 1 Ad GE 12:50
> migrating. 2 local RTHA.
>
> *Non-raptor Observations:*
> 18 Wild Turkey, 30+ Crow, 12 Snow Bunting, 3 Horned Lark, 12+ Blue Jay, 1
> Chickadee, 1 Cardinal.
>
> ------------------------------
> Report submitted by Pam Peters (<ovenb1rdp...>)
> Franklin Mt. information may be found at: www.FranklinMt.org
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> <http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=361>] [Day Summary
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>
>
>
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Date: 2/23/19 6:27 am
From: <reports...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Franklin Mt. (22 Feb 2019) 1 Raptors
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 1 1
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Pam Peters

Observers:

Visitors:
Local folks stopped by. Jonathon from WEST starting surveys in area today.


Weather:
Overcast, steady winds out of NW, occasionally NNE. High 20s F.

Raptor Observations:
Site used for ad-hoc raptor surveys in March 2018 and Feb/March 2019.
Several Ad and Juv Bald Eagles interacting throughout day. 1 Ad GE 12:50
migrating. 2 local RTHA.

Non-raptor Observations:
18 Wild Turkey, 30+ Crow, 12 Snow Bunting, 3 Horned Lark, 12+ Blue Jay, 1
Chickadee, 1 Cardinal.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Pam Peters (<ovenb1rdp...>)
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org


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Date: 2/21/19 7:40 pm
From: <aurore...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Birdy Day
Wow, the birds were everywhere in my yard today. I went out to fill the feeder and was greeted with a cacophony of sound, the "birdie, birdie" of a cardinal, the "feebee" of the chickadee, the "peter,peter" of a titmouse and the constant racket of a mob of starlings in the nearby trees. The regulars were all there waiting. The juncos and downys hung back on the branches of the tree beside me. The chickadees were much more bold zipping in to grab a seed I'd tossed on the table and then hurrying off with it. The white-breasted nuthatch was emboldened by the action of the chickadees and also flew in and grabbed a seed. I replaced the feeder on the shepherd hook and turned around in time to catch him with the seed in his mouth. He gave me a guilty look as if to convey that I had just caught him with his hand in the cookie jar then he sped away with his pilfered reward. I spotted fifteen species of birds out there, 3 robins, 3 chickadees, a titmouse, two white-breasted nuthatch, a male hairy woodpecker, a male and female downy, 5 juncos, a male and female cardinal, a red-bellied woodpecker, 2 blue jays, a carolina wren, about 30-40 starlings, a white- throated sparrow, 8 cedar waxwings and three crows.


My gosh, with so many birds in my yard I was convinced that today would be a good day to go birding. So I grabbed my hat and coat and took off in the car hoping to find some winter finches or tree sparrows. They say you can use your car as a bird blind when birding, but that doesn't work with my noisy car. I've yet to sneak up on anything. The flock of little brown birds gritting by the side of the road took off before I could get near them. I saw some pigeons, some starlings and three crows surrounding a red-tailed hawk in a tree, but outside of that my hopes of finding lots of birds never materialized. Seems the birds were all at my house. And so they were, I arrived at home to find 206 starlings in a tree nearby and 400 crows in the roost on the hill behind the house. Guess I'll just let the birds come to me.

 

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Date: 2/21/19 3:58 pm
From: <shall71ge...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: Re: [osbirds] Early vultures
I saw 5 last Sunday over Ilion.
Steve Hall
Ilion, NY

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> Pam Peters and I saw a Turkey Vulture in the Town of Sanford yesterday. I
> got a message from my Dad In Oneonta that there was one there today. It may
> still be winter but the vulture vanguard has arrived.
>
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Date: 2/21/19 10:45 am
From: Thomas Salo <salothomas...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Early vultures
Pam Peters and I saw a Turkey Vulture in the Town of Sanford yesterday. I
got a message from my Dad In Oneonta that there was one there today. It may
still be winter but the vulture vanguard has arrived.

Tom Salo

 

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Date: 2/21/19 9:45 am
From: Gerianne Carillo <gerianne...> [osbirds] <osbirds...>
Subject: [osbirds] Evening Grosbeaks are back!
Hi all,

I had 12 Evening Grosbeaks in my feeder area this morning. They had been gone for some time, and now they’re back. Could it be an indication of migration?

Gerianne Carillo
Sent from my iPad
Milford Village


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