Cayugabirds-L
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5/25/17 10:57 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/25/17 7:30 am Beth Paris <bethenyu...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: May 25, 2017
5/24/17 11:42 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/24/17 11:34 am Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/24/17 9:31 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrushes
5/24/17 7:06 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/24/17 6:52 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/24/17 5:47 am Asher Hockett <veery715...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/24/17 4:38 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/24/17 4:31 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/23/17 10:31 pm Glenn Wilson <wilson...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/23/17 10:09 pm Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
5/23/17 7:01 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Osprey, Pine Warbler, etc.
5/23/17 10:17 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Photo challenge answer, plus Bock-Harvey and Stevenson Forest Preserves, Tues 5/23
5/23/17 9:51 am Laura J. Heisey <ljh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park swan pen Baltimore Oriole nest
5/23/17 4:52 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Photo challenge
5/22/17 4:33 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA - Addendum
5/22/17 2:58 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/22/17 6:27 am Linda Clark Benedict <lbenedict48...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace - Save the Date
5/21/17 2:03 pm Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons and Bock-Harvey, Sun 5/21
5/21/17 9:52 am Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> [cayugabirds-l] CBC trip to McIlroy Preserve
5/21/17 9:22 am Laurie Rubin <grandma818...> [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo Questions
5/21/17 8:54 am Suan Yong <suan.yong...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
5/21/17 7:21 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
5/20/17 7:07 pm Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper
5/20/17 10:02 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler Towpath
5/20/17 8:17 am Birding <danskin...> [cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper
5/20/17 6:28 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 5/20
5/20/17 5:22 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] For List interests: FYI--Tick disease program from BU specialists
5/20/17 4:57 am <mduttweiler...> [cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatchers
5/20/17 4:38 am Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
5/19/17 7:57 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
5/19/17 7:51 pm M Miller <mmiller325...> [cayugabirds-l] Howland's Island birds
5/19/17 5:43 pm Susan Danskin <danskin...> [cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk
5/19/17 4:09 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Forster's Terns, Myers Point
5/18/17 5:48 pm Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> [cayugabirds-l] Saturday trip to Dorothy McIlroy Preserve, Summerhill area
5/18/17 11:28 am Alyssa Johnson <Alyssa.Johnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Common loon Seneca Lake
5/17/17 8:58 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat reported at Lindsay-Parsons, Wed 5/17
5/17/17 7:13 am <khmo...> [cayugabirds-l] Pewee, Alder and Scarlet Tanager
5/17/17 6:25 am Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> [cayugabirds-l] Wood Pewee
5/17/17 5:56 am Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Swainson
5/17/17 5:15 am Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> [cayugabirds-l] SSW this AM
5/17/17 5:12 am Susan Gateley <susan...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17
5/17/17 4:43 am Mark Chao <markchao...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17
5/17/17 4:35 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17
5/17/17 3:42 am Chris Lajewski <lajewskic...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Birding and Boating - Saturday, May 20
5/16/17 6:41 pm Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O and Fuertes Highlights
5/16/17 4:15 pm Marie P. Read <mpr5...> [cayugabirds-l] Mays Point swamp - 1 Red-headed Woodpecker
5/16/17 1:51 pm Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...> [cayugabirds-l] BT Blue and Indigo Bunting at home
5/16/17 1:05 pm Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today
5/16/17 10:44 am Marie P. Read <mpr5...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser
5/16/17 10:26 am Sheila Ann Dean <shadean4...> [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser
5/16/17 9:58 am Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...> [cayugabirds-l] Sora, Thomas Rd Brooktondale
5/16/17 8:41 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Roy H. Park Preserve--south (FLLT) -- May 16, 2017
5/16/17 6:52 am bob mcguire <bmcguire...> [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today
5/16/17 6:13 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers and other Danby breeders
5/16/17 3:58 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/16
5/15/17 2:25 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] syracuse RBA
5/15/17 9:18 am Anne Marie Johnson <annemariejohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow SF
5/15/17 6:16 am Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Seneca Big day: Little Gull, fallout waterbirds, etc (long)
5/15/17 1:09 am M Miller <mmiller325...> [cayugabirds-l] Esker Brook Trail migrants
5/14/17 10:37 am <khmo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???
5/14/17 9:35 am Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???
5/14/17 8:33 am Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...> [cayugabirds-l] CBC trip report from Hawthorn Orchard
5/13/17 10:41 am Dave Gislason <dgiffer...> [cayugabirds-l] Birders close to Connecticut Hill
5/13/17 9:54 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstones South of 318
5/13/17 8:59 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstones
5/12/17 4:05 pm Wesley W. Blauvelt <ravenbarnconsulting...> [cayugabirds-l] Thatcher's Pinnacles
5/12/17 3:15 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> [cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler south end of Yellow Barn Rd
5/12/17 9:41 am Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...> [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Reminder - Hawthorn Orchard
5/12/17 9:40 am Scott Haber <scotthaber1...> [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow back on the Cornell Arts Quad
5/12/17 5:50 am Mona Bearor <conservebirds...> [cayugabirds-l] question on strange Mallard nest
5/11/17 5:30 pm Brad Walker <bmw38...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns?
5/11/17 5:23 pm Sandy Podulka <sgp4...> [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns?
5/11/17 8:45 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird tongue video 2011
5/11/17 7:40 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Savannah mucklands shorebirds
5/11/17 7:17 am W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Migration proceeding
5/10/17 1:03 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cold weather
5/10/17 11:58 am <khmo...> [cayugabirds-l] Cold weather behavior by insectivores
5/10/17 10:16 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Armitage Rd
5/10/17 9:57 am Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole
5/10/17 8:53 am Judith Thurber <jathurber...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tanager on suet
5/10/17 6:56 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Tanager on suet
5/9/17 5:22 pm Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard
5/9/17 10:47 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods -- May 9, 2017
5/9/17 7:47 am <tess...> [cayugabirds-l] Provisioned by an eagle
5/9/17 7:36 am bob mcguire <bmcguire...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard
5/9/17 7:30 am Peter <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard
5/9/17 6:41 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] White-crowned sparrows stop by-just out of basin
5/9/17 5:40 am Erica Jessup <ej36...> [cayugabirds-l] turkeys
5/8/17 9:26 pm Carl Steckler <cjs9...> [cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker
5/8/17 3:41 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Osprey
5/8/17 2:24 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/8/17 11:29 am Michele Emerick Brown <mb72...> [cayugabirds-l] Logging and nesting season--off topic
5/8/17 11:07 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Meeting and Seminar-TONIGHT!!
5/8/17 10:26 am Caroline Manring <carolinemanring...> [cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warbler
5/8/17 10:02 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow Rd. is now open
5/8/17 9:37 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow
5/8/17 9:27 am Paul Schmitt <pschmitt9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow
5/8/17 9:03 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow
5/8/17 7:03 am Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...> [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 8, 2017
5/8/17 6:50 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> [cayugabirds-l] Whoops, I forgot yesterday.....!! Dryden to Ithaca Trail VOTE
5/8/17 6:08 am France <birdbum...> [cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler Fall Creek
5/8/17 5:29 am Janet Akin <jakin...> [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egret
5/8/17 4:34 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Veery
5/7/17 9:27 pm John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...> [cayugabirds-l] 23 Brant geese at Seneca Lake SP @ Geneva, NY (5/7/17)
5/7/17 5:59 pm bob mcguire <bmcguire...> [cayugabirds-l] This Weekend's SFO Trips to the Braddock Bay Bird Banding Station (long)
5/7/17 2:32 pm Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper | Reuters
5/7/17 2:07 pm Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> [cayugabirds-l] Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper | Reuters
5/7/17 7:35 am Peter <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Black terns
5/7/17 7:11 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] E. Kingbird at Hile School Rd Wetland
5/7/17 7:05 am Laurie Rubin <grandma818...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: May 07, 2017
5/7/17 6:14 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Brant Seneca Lake State Park
5/6/17 5:52 pm Marty Schlabach <mls5...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/ other birds
5/6/17 5:49 pm Marty Schlabach <mls5...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] Goslings @ MNWR
5/6/17 2:41 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
5/6/17 1:18 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/ other birds
5/6/17 11:51 am W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Indigo Buntings
5/6/17 11:11 am John VanNiel <John.VanNiel...> [cayugabirds-l] Goslings @ MNWR
5/6/17 8:18 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail....time to vote again.
5/6/17 5:48 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
5/6/17 4:46 am <khmo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
5/5/17 3:31 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
5/5/17 3:17 pm Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
5/5/17 2:30 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
5/5/17 2:23 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
5/5/17 1:54 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
5/5/17 12:55 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Yellow House Finch
5/5/17 12:18 pm AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] Heads up from the Crow People: West Nile Virus and nests
5/5/17 12:16 pm Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....
5/5/17 11:54 am Lea LSF <leaelleseff...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....
5/5/17 9:31 am Laura J. Heisey <ljh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat in Cornell's Wee Stinky Glen
5/5/17 7:18 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> [cayugabirds-l] Dryden's first bio blitz is coming up
5/5/17 6:41 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> [cayugabirds-l] Meeting regarding Sister Bird Club Network
5/4/17 12:18 pm <clr82...> <clr82...> [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club May meeting
5/4/17 8:16 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....
5/4/17 6:52 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Waterthrush, Wood Thrush
5/4/17 6:23 am Andrew David Miller <andrew.miller...> [cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak
5/4/17 5:36 am Brad Walker <bmw38...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants
5/4/17 5:04 am <khmo...> [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Wednesday
5/3/17 6:10 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today 5-3-2017
5/3/17 3:07 pm Heidi King <hbardyking...> [cayugabirds-l] Redstart & RB Grosbeak
5/3/17 2:55 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt
5/3/17 11:01 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
5/3/17 11:00 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Carncross rd Pectoral Sandpipers
5/3/17 9:25 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Myers Sanderlings and jaeger
5/3/17 8:00 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
5/3/17 6:55 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] More arrivals
5/3/17 6:01 am W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting
5/2/17 5:29 pm Sara Jane Hymes <sjh4...> [cayugabirds-l] turkey
5/2/17 3:03 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Virginia Rail
5/2/17 11:09 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] hummer!
5/2/17 11:08 am John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] How many Rose-breasted Grosbeaks?
5/2/17 10:47 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] hummer!
5/2/17 10:44 am Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks and a Yellow Warbler
5/2/17 10:39 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
5/2/17 10:33 am Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho...> [cayugabirds-l] hummer!
5/2/17 10:06 am Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 2 May 2017 - Golden-winged Warbler
5/2/17 9:25 am <tess...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] flock o' warblers - corection
5/2/17 9:21 am Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Rose- breasted Grosbeak
5/2/17 8:57 am Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
5/2/17 8:51 am bob mcguire <bmcguire...> [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings at Myers
5/2/17 8:26 am Sandy Podulka <sgp4...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
5/2/17 8:16 am <tess...> [cayugabirds-l] flock o' warblers - finally!
5/2/17 8:14 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...
5/2/17 8:02 am <khmo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
5/2/17 7:57 am Scott Haber <scotthaber1...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...
5/2/17 7:52 am Laurie Roe <roelaur...> [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
5/2/17 7:49 am Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1...> [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...
5/2/17 6:35 am Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
5/2/17 6:23 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
5/2/17 5:57 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Rosie is back!
5/2/17 5:42 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Magnolia too
5/2/17 5:35 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler
5/2/17 5:16 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] White Crowned Sparrow
5/2/17 5:02 am Barbara B. Eden <beb1...> [cayugabirds-l] R/T Hawks in gorge by Stewart ave bridge next to fall creek drive
5/2/17 4:48 am Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...> [cayugabirds-l] Wood thrush
5/1/17 9:23 pm John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...> [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese at the muck
5/1/17 8:06 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher, and an unexpected reprieve
5/1/17 4:32 pm Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1...> [cayugabirds-l] FOYs in TBurg
5/1/17 4:20 pm Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swifts
5/1/17 3:34 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/1/17 12:15 pm David McCartt <dm97...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Purposed birding and nature observation site
5/1/17 12:12 pm Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
5/1/17 11:37 am Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...> [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
5/1/17 10:47 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
5/1/17 10:36 am Tom Hoard <tomhoard40...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
5/1/17 8:56 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest: May 27-29
5/1/17 8:37 am Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
5/1/17 8:24 am Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
5/1/17 8:19 am Asher Hockett <veery715...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
5/1/17 7:55 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
5/1/17 7:30 am Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...> [cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks and a Yellow Warbler
4/30/17 5:21 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrushes, Northern Parula
4/30/17 4:33 pm Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] C.Loon @ Six-Mile Creek Second Reservoir
4/30/17 3:51 pm Mary Jane Thomas <mjbt40...> [cayugabirds-l] House wren
4/30/17 3:08 pm Carol Keeler <carolk441...> [cayugabirds-l] Banner Day for Migrants
4/30/17 1:56 pm Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> [cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatcher?
4/30/17 1:08 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Catbird
4/30/17 5:50 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] FOY Redstart, Nashville
4/30/17 5:41 am Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush
4/29/17 6:52 pm Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Birds
4/29/17 4:08 pm AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] Creek/marsh at Hile School Rd-Herons
4/29/17 1:22 pm Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> [cayugabirds-l] Gnatcatcher, Yellow at Swan Pen
4/29/17 11:59 am <rachelhogancamp810...> [cayugabirds-l] Eagle nest near Cortland
4/29/17 11:39 am Carol Keeler <carolk441...> [cayugabirds-l] Oriole
4/29/17 10:43 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] B Oriole/White Thrtd Sparrows
4/29/17 10:25 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged Warbler
4/29/17 10:13 am Paul Anderson <paul...> [cayugabirds-l] Bird club trip to Park Preserve
4/29/17 9:40 am W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush
4/29/17 7:20 am bob mcguire <bmcguire...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
4/29/17 7:15 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed elsewhere, too
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4/29/17 7:01 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
4/29/17 6:58 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma visitor center shorebirds
4/29/17 6:25 am Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
4/29/17 6:04 am Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...> [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
4/29/17 5:34 am Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird song puzzle
4/29/17 1:16 am Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...> [cayugabirds-l] Bird song puzzle
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4/28/17 4:27 pm W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] White-crowned Sparrow
4/28/17 1:04 pm Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho...> [cayugabirds-l] Farmers market
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4/28/17 10:56 am Carol Keeler <carolk441...> [cayugabirds-l] Grosbeak
4/28/17 8:32 am Marie P. Read <mpr5...> [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/28/17 8:10 am Dave Gislason <dgiffer...> [cayugabirds-l] Connecticut Hill
4/28/17 7:43 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tanager
4/28/17 7:26 am Marie P. Read <mpr5...> [cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Barred Owl!
4/28/17 7:16 am Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...> [cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar + Lunchtime talk: Dr. Christine Sheppard, American Bird Conservancy
4/28/17 6:58 am Stuart Krasnoff <sbk1...> [cayugabirds-l] Am. Redstart SSW Powerline cut
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4/28/17 6:36 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals
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4/28/17 4:54 am Brad Walker <edgarallenhoopoe...> [cayugabirds-l] Tanager
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4/27/17 6:02 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Birds, bats, toads and snakes
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4/27/17 2:56 pm Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm <mo...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Late report - Danby State Forest
4/27/17 12:47 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Lincoln's Sparrow at Mulholland Wildflower Preserve, Ithaca
4/27/17 10:29 am Carol Keeler <carolk441...> [cayugabirds-l] New arrival
4/27/17 9:32 am Anne Marie Johnson <aj47...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods--Palm Warbler
4/27/17 8:50 am W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
4/27/17 7:37 am Nancy Tonachel Gabriel <ntg2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Morning birds
4/27/17 7:09 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Starling interlopers
4/27/17 7:03 am W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> [cayugabirds-l] Starling interlopers
4/27/17 6:26 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Morning birds
4/27/17 6:19 am Rebecca Hansen <rpxenakis...> [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods
4/27/17 6:14 am Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm <mo...> [cayugabirds-l] Late report - Danby State Forest
4/27/17 6:11 am David McCartt <dm97...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods this morning
4/27/17 6:09 am Brad Walker <bmw38...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods this morning
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4/27/17 5:36 am Brad Walker <edgarallenhoopoe...> [cayugabirds-l] Barred owl impersonator
4/26/17 12:41 pm AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] House wren serenade this morning
4/26/17 12:14 pm Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...> [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin in B-dale
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4/26/17 4:49 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> [cayugabirds-l] Swamp Sparrow
4/25/17 8:40 pm Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> [cayugabirds-l] Sunday's CBC trip to Derby Hill Hawk Watch
4/25/17 7:23 pm Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> [cayugabirds-l] Sunday's CBC trip to Derby Hill Hawk Watch
4/25/17 2:50 pm Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> [cayugabirds-l] the colors of spring
4/25/17 2:33 pm Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Great Horned Owl at Renwick
4/25/17 1:15 pm Marie P. Read <mpr5...> [cayugabirds-l] May 9th "Wild in Stewart Park: Sights and Sounds from the Park We Love" Benefit event at Cinemapolis
4/25/17 12:40 pm Mary E. Winston <mew73...> [cayugabirds-l] Jetty Woods
4/25/17 12:26 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles
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4/25/17 12:10 pm Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine
4/25/17 11:54 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine
4/25/17 11:50 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine
4/25/17 11:48 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine
4/25/17 11:43 am Barbara Chase <bgarden99...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine
4/25/17 11:36 am Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Invasive plant at swan pen - lesser celandine
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4/25/17 8:33 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee Drive-by (Part II): Nest material feedback received
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4/25/17 6:55 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee Drive-by
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Date: 5/25/17 10:57 am
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Hi Melanie,
I share your challenge, and often bird in the early evening. My typos and
word jumble mistakes posted on this list I attribute to a year of sleep
deprivation. You might really enjoy the path along the inlet in Renwick
Woods (closer to the "stone" arch entrance near the RR tracks). There I
hear reliable Wood Thrush, Oven Bird, Yellow Warbler, and many other
incredible sounds in the last 2-3 hours of the day!!! Mosquitoes were
merciless, be prepared!

I was there yesterday around 6pm, all of these birds were there, and I am
99% sure I had a Wilson's Warbler! It was backlit and high up in the tree
tops, so I could not be sure. I saw the underside of the tail which was
white/light gray with darker gray tips. Its call matched the recording and
responded to it; and I heard the same song at Fuertes Bird Sanctuary the
week before.
Happy bird listening!
Sandy

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Date: 5/25/17 7:30 am
From: Beth Paris <bethenyu...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: May 25, 2017
Anyone know about when the red-tail hawks near the Stewart avenue bridge might fledge? Beth

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> On May 25, 2017, at 12:03 AM, Upstate NY Birding digest <cayugabirds-l...> wrote:
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> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Thursday, May 25, 2017.
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> Subject: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 01:08:52 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Hello birders!
>
> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage
> to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places
> where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>
> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty
> song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know
> some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so
> easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And
> the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know
> what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that
> you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>
> Thank you for your patience!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Melanie
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 01:31:31 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> I'm not sure where in "Cayuga land" is the best place to find these but the prettiest bird songs to me are the Veery, and the Wood Thrush. Both sing songs no human can come close two. To me, they sound like several tunes at the same time.
>
> Glenn Wilson
> Endicott, NY
> www.WilsonsWarbler.com
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>
> Hello birders!
>
> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>
> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>
> Thank you for your patience!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Melanie
>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 07:30:52 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Hi Melanie,
>
> I hope you get lots of ideas for places to go birding. If you are able to
> get out at all this weekend, you might consider joining Mark Chao on one of
> his walks during the annual Spring Bird Quest that he does to benefit the
> Finger Lakes Land Trust every Memorial Day weekend. You'll be able to
> encounter many of your favorite birds on several of his walks. Here are
> three other ideas: Sapsucker Woods has plenty of Scarlet Tanagers,
> Baltimore Orioles, several thrushes, and even singing Song Sparrows right
> now. The Lindsey-Parsons Preserve down route 34 south of Ithaca near West
> Danby is a fun place to see and hear lots of birds. If you only have a
> short amount of time, you might consider Renwick Woods at Stewart Park.
> I'll be leading a walk there at 8am this coming Saturday for the Friends of
> Stewart Park group, and would be happy to have you join us if you can.
>
> Good birding,
> Jody Enck
>
>> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello birders!
>>
>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
>> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to
>> get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I
>> might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>
>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
>> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song
>> that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some
>> hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to
>> find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first
>> time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my
>> birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend
>> I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>
>> Thank you for your patience!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Melanie
>>
>>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 07:38:08 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> I'd give the prize to Hermit Thrush, but really, Melanie, your self-description suggests that instead of the morning you should arrange to be out in suitable habitat in the _evening_, from an hour before sunset until an hour after, and you will likely be treated to all three of our locally breeding thrushes.
>
> Hermits will also sing as the sky darkens before a rainstorm.
>
> -Geo
>
>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 08:47:17 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Geo Kloppel's suggestion for evening birding is right on. Michigan Hollow
> Rd in Danby has Finger Lakes Trail off both sides which are great areas for
> thrushes. Just walking along the road itself, several miles from Rt 96, I
> have heard Veeries singing so loudly in the evening I could hardly believe
> it. If you have AWD, Bald Hill Rd in Danby is another place flush with
> thrushes. (It's actually part of the same habitat as Mich. Hollow)
> Shindagin Hollow is another good spot.
>
> Take insect repellent to any of these in the evening!!
>
>> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello birders!
>>
>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
>> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to
>> get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I
>> might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>
>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
>> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song
>> that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some
>> hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to
>> find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first
>> time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my
>> birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend
>> I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>
>> Thank you for your patience!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Melanie
>>
>>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:51:39 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>
> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>
> Good birding-
> Donna Scott
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...><mailto:<melanie...>> wrote:
>
> Hello birders!
>
> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>
> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>
> Thank you for your patience!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Melanie
>
>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 10:06:28 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the birds we share the works with. Well done!
>
> Linda Orkin
> Ithaca NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> wrote:
>>
>> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>>
>> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>>
>> Good birding-
>> Donna Scott
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello birders!
>>>
>>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>>
>>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>>
>>> Thank you for your patience!
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> Melanie
>>>
>>>
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> Subject: Wood Thrushes
> From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 16:31:22 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> In my woods on Lansing Station rd. At least 2 heard, 1 seen.
> It is interesting seeing them sing & I think I detect, with the one I am watching, that he is belting out different sounds from its 2 syrynxes (spelling!). One short sound right after the initial "ee-o-lay" is rather mechanical sounding.
>
> Donna Scott
> Lansing
> Sent from my iPhone
>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:33:26 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Everyone!
>
> I didn't mean to offend!!
>
> I knew someone once who would tease me because I would get so excited
> when I saw a bird I'd never seen before. I was gushing about Snow
> Buntings one winter and he said, "Oh, that's a trash bird." Or maybe
> "dirt bird," as in "common as dirt." But he was being facetious, just
> teasing me for getting so excited about a bird that isn't all that
> difficult to find. He has nothing but appreciation for birds and
> wildlife in general. Just teasing me for being so wide-eyed.
>
> I should have said, "too easy." Some birders I've met seem to be super
> interested in challenging birds and racking up numbers, but I know that
> doesn't mean they don't appreciate and respect all bird species.
>
> I apologize!!
>
> Thank you so much to everyone who had wonderful tips for my spotty
> birding endeavors!! I appreciate your help so much!!!
>
> Sincerely,
> Melanie
>
>> On 5/24/2017 10:06 AM, Linda Orkin wrote:
>> Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not
>> denigrate the birds we share the works with. Well done!
>>
>> Linda Orkin
>> Ithaca NY
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
>> <mailto:<dls9...>> wrote:
>>
>>> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To
>>> Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all
>>> the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might
>>> be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of
>>> O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>>>
>>> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with
>>> Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common,
>>> numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western
>>> hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>>>
>>> Good birding-
>>> Donna Scott
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
>>> <mailto:<melanie...>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello birders!
>>>>
>>>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
>>>> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can
>>>> manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some
>>>> places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious
>>>> morning buck?
>>>>
>>>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I
>>>> love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a
>>>> pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite
>>>> species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash
>>>> birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very
>>>> beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a
>>>> Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat,
>>>> if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I
>>>> would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for your patience!
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>
>>>> Melanie
>>>>
>>>>
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> Subject: Re: best bet for bird bonanza?
> From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:42:05 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> Hey. That wasn't directed at you per se. It was in quotes so we knew someone else said it. Keep enjoying!!
>
> Linda
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 2:33 PM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>>
>> Everyone!
>>
>> I didn't mean to offend!!
>>
>> I knew someone once who would tease me because I would get so excited when I saw a bird I'd never seen before. I was gushing about Snow Buntings one winter and he said, "Oh, that's a trash bird." Or maybe "dirt bird," as in "common as dirt." But he was being facetious, just teasing me for getting so excited about a bird that isn't all that difficult to find. He has nothing but appreciation for birds and wildlife in general. Just teasing me for being so wide-eyed.
>>
>> I should have said, "too easy." Some birders I've met seem to be super interested in challenging birds and racking up numbers, but I know that doesn't mean they don't appreciate and respect all bird species.
>>
>> I apologize!!
>>
>> Thank you so much to everyone who had wonderful tips for my spotty birding endeavors!! I appreciate your help so much!!!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Melanie
>>
>>> On 5/24/2017 10:06 AM, Linda Orkin wrote:
>>> Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the birds we share the works with. Well done!
>>>
>>> Linda Orkin
>>> Ithaca NY
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>>>>
>>>> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>>>>
>>>> Good birding-
>>>> Donna Scott
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello birders!
>>>>>
>>>>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>>>>
>>>>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you for your patience!
>>>>>
>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>>
>>>>> Melanie
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Date: 5/24/17 11:42 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Hey. That wasn't directed at you per se. It was in quotes so we knew someone else said it. Keep enjoying!!

Linda

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 24, 2017, at 2:33 PM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>
> Everyone!
>
> I didn't mean to offend!!
>
> I knew someone once who would tease me because I would get so excited when I saw a bird I'd never seen before. I was gushing about Snow Buntings one winter and he said, "Oh, that's a trash bird." Or maybe "dirt bird," as in "common as dirt." But he was being facetious, just teasing me for getting so excited about a bird that isn't all that difficult to find. He has nothing but appreciation for birds and wildlife in general. Just teasing me for being so wide-eyed.
>
> I should have said, "too easy." Some birders I've met seem to be super interested in challenging birds and racking up numbers, but I know that doesn't mean they don't appreciate and respect all bird species.
>
> I apologize!!
>
> Thank you so much to everyone who had wonderful tips for my spotty birding endeavors!! I appreciate your help so much!!!
>
> Sincerely,
> Melanie
>
>> On 5/24/2017 10:06 AM, Linda Orkin wrote:
>> Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the birds we share the works with. Well done!
>>
>> Linda Orkin
>> Ithaca NY
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> wrote:
>>
>>> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>>>
>>> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>>>
>>> Good birding-
>>> Donna Scott
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello birders!
>>>>
>>>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>>>
>>>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for your patience!
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>
>>>> Melanie
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
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Date: 5/24/17 11:34 am
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Everyone!

I didn't mean to offend!!

I knew someone once who would tease me because I would get so excited
when I saw a bird I'd never seen before. I was gushing about Snow
Buntings one winter and he said, "Oh, that's a trash bird." Or maybe
"dirt bird," as in "common as dirt." But he was being facetious, just
teasing me for getting so excited about a bird that isn't all that
difficult to find. He has nothing but appreciation for birds and
wildlife in general. Just teasing me for being so wide-eyed.

I should have said, "too easy." Some birders I've met seem to be super
interested in challenging birds and racking up numbers, but I know that
doesn't mean they don't appreciate and respect all bird species.

I apologize!!

Thank you so much to everyone who had wonderful tips for my spotty
birding endeavors!! I appreciate your help so much!!!

Sincerely,
Melanie

On 5/24/2017 10:06 AM, Linda Orkin wrote:
> Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not
> denigrate the birds we share the works with. Well done!
>
> Linda Orkin
> Ithaca NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
> <mailto:<dls9...>> wrote:
>
>> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To
>> Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all
>> the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might
>> be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of
>> O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>>
>> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with
>> Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common,
>> numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western
>> hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>>
>> Good birding-
>> Donna Scott
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
>> <mailto:<melanie...>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello birders!
>>>
>>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
>>> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can
>>> manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some
>>> places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious
>>> morning buck?
>>>
>>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I
>>> love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a
>>> pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite
>>> species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash
>>> birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very
>>> beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a
>>> Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat,
>>> if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I
>>> would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>>
>>> Thank you for your patience!
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> Melanie
>>>
>>>
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Date: 5/24/17 9:31 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrushes
In my woods on Lansing Station rd. At least 2 heard, 1 seen.
It is interesting seeing them sing & I think I detect, with the one I am watching, that he is belting out different sounds from its 2 syrynxes (spelling!). One short sound right after the initial "ee-o-lay" is rather mechanical sounding.

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Lansing
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Date: 5/24/17 7:06 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the birds we share the works with. Well done!

Linda Orkin
Ithaca NY

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> wrote:
>
> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.
>
> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.
>
> Good birding-
> Donna Scott
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:
>
>> Hello birders!
>>
>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>>
>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>>
>> Thank you for your patience!
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Melanie
>>
>>
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Date: 5/24/17 6:52 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store may still have some too.

Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided importation by humans in the past.

Good birding-
Donna Scott
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On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...><mailto:<melanie...>> wrote:

Hello birders!

As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?

My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!

Thank you for your patience!

Sincerely,

Melanie


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Date: 5/24/17 5:47 am
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Geo Kloppel's suggestion for evening birding is right on. Michigan Hollow
Rd in Danby has Finger Lakes Trail off both sides which are great areas for
thrushes. Just walking along the road itself, several miles from Rt 96, I
have heard Veeries singing so loudly in the evening I could hardly believe
it. If you have AWD, Bald Hill Rd in Danby is another place flush with
thrushes. (It's actually part of the same habitat as Mich. Hollow)
Shindagin Hollow is another good spot.

Take insect repellent to any of these in the evening!!

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:

> Hello birders!
>
> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to
> get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I
> might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>
> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song
> that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some
> hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to
> find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first
> time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my
> birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend
> I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>
> Thank you for your patience!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Melanie
>
>
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Date: 5/24/17 4:38 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
I'd give the prize to Hermit Thrush, but really, Melanie, your self-description suggests that instead of the morning you should arrange to be out in suitable habitat in the _evening_, from an hour before sunset until an hour after, and you will likely be treated to all three of our locally breeding thrushes.

Hermits will also sing as the sky darkens before a rainstorm.

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Date: 5/24/17 4:31 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Hi Melanie,

I hope you get lots of ideas for places to go birding. If you are able to
get out at all this weekend, you might consider joining Mark Chao on one of
his walks during the annual Spring Bird Quest that he does to benefit the
Finger Lakes Land Trust every Memorial Day weekend. You'll be able to
encounter many of your favorite birds on several of his walks. Here are
three other ideas: Sapsucker Woods has plenty of Scarlet Tanagers,
Baltimore Orioles, several thrushes, and even singing Song Sparrows right
now. The Lindsey-Parsons Preserve down route 34 south of Ithaca near West
Danby is a fun place to see and hear lots of birds. If you only have a
short amount of time, you might consider Renwick Woods at Stewart Park.
I'll be leading a walk there at 8am this coming Saturday for the Friends of
Stewart Park group, and would be happy to have you join us if you can.

Good birding,
Jody Enck

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:

> Hello birders!
>
> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
> disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to
> get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I
> might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>
> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song
> that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some
> hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to
> find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first
> time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my
> birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend
> I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>
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>
> Sincerely,
>
> Melanie
>
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Date: 5/23/17 10:31 pm
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
I'm not sure where in "Cayuga land" is the best place to find these but the prettiest bird songs to me are the Veery, and the Wood Thrush. Both sing songs no human can come close two. To me, they sound like several tunes at the same time.

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
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On May 24, 2017, at 1:08 AM, Melanie Uhlir <melanie...> wrote:

Hello birders!

As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?

My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!

Thank you for your patience!

Sincerely,

Melanie


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Date: 5/23/17 10:09 pm
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?
Hello birders!

As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage
to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places
where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?

My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love
thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty
song that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know
some hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so
easy to find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And
the first time I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know
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Sincerely,

Melanie


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Date: 5/23/17 7:01 pm
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey, Pine Warbler, etc.
While walking Beebe Lake/Mundy early yesterday afternoon, I saw an
OSPREY carrying a fish and heading in a generally easterly direction
(going to Game Farm Road??). Also, while walking Comstock Knoll, I once
again heard a PINE WARBLER. Finally, I ran into another birder at the
upper end of Beebe (sorry, can't remember her name!). When we see each
other on rare occasions, we'll discuss what birds we've been seeing.
She was puzzled by the call of one particular bird, which she described
as like a Robin, but with a sore throat. Focusing only on the "sore
throat", I half-heartedly mentioned the possibility of yellow-throated
vireo. I didn't have time to stay there and think what else it might
be, so we left each other, walking in opposite directions. A very short
time later it finally came to me. I said to myself, you dummy it was a
scarlet tanager! By then we were too far apart for me to tell her. I
hope she reads this message!

I had heard a scarlet tanager a few days before at Beebe doing the same
song, and I too was initially perplexed. It took me a short time,
before the name of the bird came to me. Being a mostly casual birder,
at the start of each new season I find myself having difficulty pulling
out the names of birds singing songs that sound all too familiar ---
sort of like starting all over!!

Larry

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Date: 5/23/17 10:17 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Photo challenge answer, plus Bock-Harvey and Stevenson Forest Preserves, Tues 5/23
Thanks to all of you who sent guesses for my photo challenge. We got
single votes for American Crow, Rusty Blackbird, Northern Cardinal, Blue
Jays, Green Heron, and a few each for starlings and Brown-headed Cowbird.
But I think that the birds in my photos this morning are COMMON GRACKLES,
about to fledge from a nest along the parking area road by the Lab of
Ornithology, with parents coming by occasionally to deliver food.



Later this morning, I went to the Bock-Harvey and Stevenson Forest
Preserves in Enfield to make sure I’d know my way around easily for
Sunday’s SBQ walks. Highlights include:



* Two singing HOODED WARBLERS and one silent female at Bock-Harvey, plus
one heard across the stream at Stevenson

* A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO singing percussive tripled coos near the entrance
at Bock-Harvey, then another giving a long series of decelerating kerps and
kewps, barely confirmed by sight in the canopy maybe 90 feet off the ground
in the grand old-growth woods

* Several unseen BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS and three BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLERS at Stevenson – Blackburnians also extremely high in old-growth
(hemlocks maybe 100 feet tall), barely visible here, but much more obliging
next to parking area



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Date: 5/23/17 9:51 am
From: Laura J. Heisey <ljh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park swan pen Baltimore Oriole nest
Being a semi-noob birder, I'm going to say I'm not 100% sure of what I saw, never having watched Orioles do this ...

I think I spotted a Baltimore Oriole nest under construction yesterday. With binoculars I was able to follow a male carrying nest material from the lake side of the path to the tall maple tree on the swan pen 'island'. He stayed up there a while and I was able to see the sack-shaped nest as leaves moved with the wind. I gather the female was nearby or busy building. It will likely be hidden once the tree finishes leafing out.

The nest is on the north-ish side (facing the lake) of the tallest maple on the island, a few feet from the top.

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Date: 5/23/17 4:52 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Photo challenge
This morning I photographed a couple of birds that look like nothing I’ve
ever seen before – kind of like a mad phylogenist’s mashup of a mynah,
antbird, ani, and Miley Cyrus.



https://goo.gl/photos/mmYxv2UNatVM1FDAA

https://goo.gl/photos/Qa3doAC4wtoYCHkV9



Location was somewhere in the northern hemisphere. Can you guess what it
is? Reply to me off list. I’ll post the answer later.



Earlier in the morning in Sapsucker Woods, I didn’t find any passage
migrants, but I did see many of the usual breeding species, including a
couple of male Scarlet Tanagers fighting near the Woodleton Boardwalk.
They were issuing unfamiliar “klert” vocalizations that I thought at first
were from a squirrel.



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Date: 5/22/17 4:33 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA - Addendum
Sorry I completely forgot
5/19: EARED GREBE - Derby Hill
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Date: 5/22/17 2:58 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 22, 2017
*  NYSY  05.22.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 15, 2017 - May 22, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 15, 2017.
Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNSNOWY EGRETCATTLE EGRETTRI-COLORED HERONEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKRED KNOTWILLETWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERUPLAND SANDPIPERSAW-WHET OWLWHIP-POOR-WILLCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN FLYCATCHERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     15 species of Shorebirds were reported from the complex this week highlighted by a WILLET on 5/15 on VanDyne Spoor Road and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on 5/21 on the Wildlife Drive.     5/19: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Carncross Road near the buildings. It was relocated on 5/20.     5/20: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO. was seen on Towpath Road. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen over the Main Pool.     5/21: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Visitor’s Center and later relocated at Mays Point Pool. A TRI-COLORED HERON was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER wa seen along the Wildlife Drive. ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen near the Visitor’s Center.      5/22: The SNOWY EGRET was relocated at Mays Point Pool. ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen on the Wildlife Drive and on East Road. an EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------------------------------
     2,712 Raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week. Highlights were a GOLDEN EAGLE on 5/17 and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK on 5/21.  An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen from the bluff on 5/20.

Oswego County------------
     5/17: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at Sunset Bay Park. 7 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen on the Rt.6 wetland north of Rt. 3 in the Town of Volney.     5/18: 5 WHIMBREL were seen on the Common Tern Island on Oneida Lake south of Constantia. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was again heard at the Roosevelt Sand Pits north of Oneida Lake.     5/20: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found on Gray Road south of Oswego.     5/21: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were again present at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road. 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at the wetland on Maple Ave.     5/22: 2 RED KNOTS were seen at the Rt. 6 wetlands north of Rt. 3. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on the Sithe Energy Trails.

Onondaga County------------
     5/15: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Bull Street south of Bridgeport and has been seen through the 22nd.     5/16: A LEAST BITTERN again was heard at Potter Pond at Three Rivers WMA and has been has been reported through the 20th. At least one BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues at the Creek walk north of Hiawatha Blvd. in Syracuse.     5/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the confluence of the Oneida and Seneca Rivers south of Phoenix.      5/18: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has returned to Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at the duck blind at Three Rivers WMA.     5/19: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Oneida Shores County Park.

Madison County------------
     5/18: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on Tinsley Hill Road.     5/20: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Oneida county------------      5/17: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the Preston hill Gravel Pit north of Oneida Lake.     5/20: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS continue at the Spring Farm Nature Center south of Clinton.

Herkimer county-------------
     5/16: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard on Pardeeville Road south of Hinkley Reservoir.
        

-end report 
    
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Date: 5/22/17 6:27 am
From: Linda Clark Benedict <lbenedict48...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace - Save the Date
The 21th Annual Montezuma Muckrace will be on *September 15-16, 2017*. This
Big Day competition begins at 7:00 PM Friday runs for 24 hours. Teams will
compete to see who can see the most species within the Montezuma Wetlands
Complex in Cayuga, Wayne, and Seneca counties. The complex includes the
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, the NYSDEC Northern Montezuma Wildlife
Management Area and the Montezuma Audubon Center. The higher purpose behind
the fun is raising funds for the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
Last year the total raised was $10,819.

There will be six categories in which to compete:

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Competitive
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Collegiate
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Low-carbon (no cars used)
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Recreational
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Family/Mentor
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Photo (team with photos of the most species wins)

Come join the fun. Go to the website for more information about the 2016
event and watch for updates. *http://friendsofmontezuma.org/muck_race.html*
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Date: 5/21/17 2:03 pm
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons and Bock-Harvey, Sun 5/21
On Sunday morning, I visited two of the sites where I’ll lead walks next
weekend for the Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest (SBQ). Here are
some highlights.



1. Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve (7:55-9:45 AM):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37037806



* A subset of the expected breeding warblers of the preserve -- several
PRAIRIE and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, and a couple each of HOODED,
BLUE-WINGED, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS – plus one WILSON’S WARBLER
(singing and confirmed by sight along western edge of small triangular
meadow) and one BLACKPOLL WARBLER.



* At least 31 WOOD DUCKS, including 30 males (!!) in the southern section
of Coleman Lake, plus a female flying into the deadwood swamp to the
north. This count elicited the coveted eBird confirm prompt.



* The usual fine views of INDIGO BUNTINGS, FIELD SPARROWS, and EASTERN
KINGBIRDS in the first meadow, plus a surprising PILEATED WOODPECKER flying
across.



(I looked and listened for a long time for the Yellow-breasted Chat that
Annie and Tony found the other day. I heard some random notes from the
southeastern hedgerow along the same small triangular meadow north of
Coleman Lake, but nothing strongly indicative. To my knowledge, one person
had a similar, maybe more suggestive encounter the other day, but also
didn’t see the bird. Otherwise, I have no new reports.)



2. Bock-Harvey Forest Preserve (10:25-11:50 AM):
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37038077



* Dazzling eye-level views of three HOODED WARBLERS – two singing males and
one female. One male sang a typical song with an emphatic ending. The
other sang with faster initial syllables than usual, alternating endings
between an explosive squeak and a descending flourish. I thought at first
that this bird was an anomalous Louisiana Waterthrush because the first
song type ended so high and so explosively. The female collected moss from
a tree trunk, hovering and fanning her tail, and then descended to the
ground. Collectively, all this was maybe the most satisfying Hooded
Warbler viewing I’ve ever had (though my amateurish photos don’t really
show it).



* A MOURNING WARBLER singing right by the parking area, along with some
AMERICAN REDSTARTS, a very cooperative CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and a
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO.



* A silent SWAINSON’S THRUSH along the white-blazed trail at the preserve’s
southern border – the only one of the season for me so far.



I hope to see many of you next weekend as I lead SBQ walks at these and
three other Finger Lakes Land Trust preserves. I can’t promise views of
three Hooded Warblers – but I guarantee that we will give it a really good
try! And it’s still not too late to pledge a donation to the Land Trust in
association with my weekend bird species tally on Land Trust preserves.
See below for details. Thank you.



Mark Chao







________________________________

Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest

Scheduled Walks

2017



Saturday, May 27

Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve

Routes 34 and 96, West Danby

Meet in the main parking lot at 8:00 AM



Sunday, May 28

Bock-Harvey Forest Preserve (owned by the Finger Lakes Trail Conference,
subject a conservation easement held by the Land Trust)

Rockwell Road, Enfield

Meet in the main parking lot at 8:00 AM



Stevenson Forest Preserve

Trumbull Corners Road, Enfield

Meet along the road at the preserve at 10:00 AM



Monday, May 29

Goetchius Wetland Preserve

Flatiron Road, Caroline

Meet in the parking area at 6:30 AM



Roy H. Park Preserve

Irish Settlement Road, Dryden

Meet in the south parking area between Goodband Road and Midline Road (not
the lot north of Goodband) at 8:30 AM



For more information, see http://www.fllt.org/spring-bird-quest/. All of
the walks are free, but as usual I will count all the bird species that I
find on the preserves throughout the weekend, and will raise money for the
Land Trust from pledges. Since 2006 I think we have raised at least
$65,000 for the Land Trust in this way. If you’d like to make a pledge,
please contact me or visit http://www.fllt.org/donate/. (If you do donate
online, please check the box to mark the gift “in honor of someone” and
type in “Spring Bird Quest.”)

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Date: 5/21/17 9:52 am
From: Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] CBC trip to McIlroy Preserve
On Saturday, May 20th, I was joined by seven others for a fine outing (weather and bird wise) of birding at the Dorothy McIlroy Preserve and Summerhill area. Susan Soberoff, Jae Sullivan, Diane Traina, Judith Saul and I first stopped at the pull off on Lake Como Rd. Here we saw two Cedar Waxwings, and listened to a Green Heron vocalizing in the wetland right in front of us. We never did see it, and it continued to vocalize almost the whole time we were there. There was a singing Warbling Vireo, Red-winged Blackbirds, Grackles, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Swamp Sparrow, Goldfinch, Chickadee, and Crows calling from a distance. A Willow Flycatcher called from a field across the road.
Continuing to the Preserve further down the road to Fire Lane A, we met up with Donna Scott, Bob Horn and Ann Mitchell at the parking lot. Before entering the forest, birds seen or heard right from the parking lot included two Kingbirds, Baltimore Orioles, Song and Chipping Sparrows, Tree Swallows, Canada Goose, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Ovenbird, and Ann had heard a Yellow-throated Vireo singing before we arrived. The Hemlock-hardwood forest seemed pretty quiet when we first started out, but we eventually had a lot of good birds throughout. It was also much cooler than the previous couple days. We heard numerous Northern Waterthrush all along our walk and just before we reached the overlook one was spotted on some dead trees out on the shrub swamp, and we all got good looks. An exciting find was a Winter Wren that suddenly started singing and continued for quite some time. We never did see it, as it stayed well hidden, but we all enjoyed the beautiful song, a real treat. We also enjoyed the Hermit Thrush song. Other birds we heard were Black-throated Green Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue-headed Vireo, Veery, Swamp Sparrow, Alder Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager, numerous. Ovenbirds, and Great-creasted Flycatcher. A couple times we spotted Veeries as they flew around low, landing on lower branches where we could observe them. We had nice looks at a Broad-winged Hawk that circled overhead, and as we were walking along a Coopers Hawk flew from a tree just ahead of us. Towards the end of the loop we saw a Great Blue Heron, out over the water, and watched a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a dead stump. A female Purple Finch was vocalizing from the top of a tree. A mystery song we heard while we were on the overlook was recorded by Ann Mitchell. After she later checked with Jay McGowan, it was thought to be a possible House or Purple Finch. It certainly was a different call we couldn't place. It was a very pleasant walk for everyone. Before moving on two Turkey Vultures were spotted soaring near the parking lot.
We continued on and drove down Sprouls Road where a short stop yielded a Savannah Sparrow and a field with several Bobolinks.
Driving along Creel Road we stopped at the bottom of a hill where there was a small stream and a swampy-brushy area on both sides of the road. Here we observed two Kingbirds, Robins, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat and Chickadees and heard or saw Alder Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Song Sparrow and Catbirds. From nearby fields we heard and saw more Bobolinks, Red-winged Blackbirds, Tree Swallows and another Savannah Sparrow.
We stopped on Dresser Road and walked down a side road to a swampy area in hopes of finding an Olive-sided Flycatcher, but were disappointed. We did see a Broad-winged Hawk, soaring and carrying something in its talons. We also saw/heard many repeat species that we encountered at the other stops.
It was well past noon but several of us quickly went to Hoag road in hopes of finding some more Warblers. It was now the quiet time of the day but at one stop we saw two wonderful birds. Diane Traina got nice looks at a Magnolia Warbler but it quickly flew across the road and disappeared. About a minute later a gorgeous Canada Warbler popped up and sat in a small tree for us all to see.
Heading down Lick Street we made a quick stop where we added two more species - two Field Sparrows were singing in a brushy pasture area and a Wood Thrush sang from a nearby woodlot. It was a beautiful day to be out with others enjoying the birds. Thanks to everyone who joined me!

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Date: 5/21/17 9:22 am
From: Laurie Rubin <grandma818...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo Questions
A male yellow-billed cuckoo flew into the young trees near our veggie
garden yesterday. We watched for two solid minutes, just 15 feet away,
close enough to see it catch and eat two hairy caterpillars and then puff
out its throat while singing. When it flew to the other side of the garden,
we spotted the female, and then watched spellbound when the male flew over
to her perch and mated. No sign of them yet today.

Given that yellow-billed cuckoos are shy, was the male seemingly
disinterested in us being so close because he was concentrated on mating?
And is it likely they'll stay here and breed or take off again?

We had one cuckoo several years ago that stayed for only ten seconds!

Happy in Lodi (Parmenter Road), Laurie

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Date: 5/21/17 8:54 am
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
Yesterday our SFO group had a pine warbler at Greensprings Cemetery (in Newfield) singing from one of the scattered smallish pines (~20 feet tall) in the mostly open fields. Great eye-level looks for this species, from a tree that looked (to me) too small and isolated to be good habitat. And it was fighting with a chipping sparrow for that territory, both in song and in being chased. Of course it's unclear whether it'll breed there or is just passing through, but it seemed to be at least considering that option.

(And of course, when I first heard its song, my expectation was junco.)

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Date: 5/21/17 7:21 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
On yesterday's walk around Sapsucker Woods with SFO, we heard the trill of what turned out to be a Pine Warbler singing near the south end of the Woodleton Boardwalk. I had expected Dark-eyed Junco because I had scoped one nearby on a walk earlier this year, and two of the largest White Pines in the area were cut down recently. There is one large mature White Pine near where we first heard the bird, and where two of us finally saw it, but other pines are a bit scattered, and therefore not what I would have guessed was good habitat. Maybe this bird is a holdover from when there were more large pines closer together, but certainly I'm a worse judge of Pine Warbler habitat than the bird is. Regardless, I should have noticed the clue that the bird was moving frequently between songs, which is typical of Pine Warbler, and which I have not noticed among juncos.
--Dave Nutter

> On May 20, 2017, at 7:38 AM, Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...> wrote:
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> I heard one leaving MVR on my way to the Knoll yesterday, Friday, but was in the car and didn't stop to locate it. They seem to circulate around the knoll for some distance and this wasn't far at all.
> Gary
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> On May 19, 2017, at 10:58 PM, W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> wrote:
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> Early afternoon today I'm very confident that I heard a trilling PINE WARBLER on Comstock Knoll at the Cornell Botanical Garden. The bird kept repeating the same relatively short pattern over and over. Could not find it with naked eye. When I did playback, it would stop trilling momentarily. Definitely not chipping sparrow! Has anyone else seen pine warbler at the knoll recently?
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Date: 5/20/17 7:07 pm
From: Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper
Nice to know they are still there. We've missed them the past few times, including on the Big Day.

Ken

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> On May 20, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Birding <danskin...> wrote:
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Date: 5/20/17 10:02 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler Towpath
Found a Golden-winged Warbler at the start of Towpath ~10 this morning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/33936686654/in/datetaken-public/

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Date: 5/20/17 8:17 am
From: Birding <danskin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper
1 Upland Sandpiper in grassy path at intersection of sunrise blvd and Richard Amidon Ave in Lott farm

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Date: 5/20/17 6:28 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 5/20
Someone is persistently singing a three-syllable song very much like that
of a Golden-winged Warbler, in the power-line corridor north of the Wilson
Trail North this morning. This is pretty typical Blue-winged Warbler
habitat, so I expect a Blue-winged or a hybrid. I haven't seen the bird
despite a lot of waiting and searching.

Willow and Alder Flycatchers also here, plus the usual expected breeding
species.

Mark Chao

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Date: 5/20/17 5:22 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] For List interests: FYI--Tick disease program from BU specialists
Julian has been working with Ralph Garruto on studies of ticks, lyme and other diseases around the campus of Binghamton University, and monitoring tick abundance patterns, infection patterns, etc. Not quite as abundant as in the scrubby areas of Ithaca, and notably, least infected in the Nature Preserve! Anyway, if you are interested in learning more, here is the program info.
Anne

Dr. Julian Shepherd and Dr. Michael Leonard
"Biological and Ecological Aspects of Lyme and Similar Tick-associated Diseases"
Thursday, June 15 7pm
Hubbard Auditorium, Tioga County Building 2nd Floor, 56 Main Street, Owego

Dr. Julian Shepherd, associate professor of biology at Binghamton University, will address biological and ecological aspects of Lyme and similar diseases, and Dr. Michael Leonard, medical director of BU Health Services, will address medical and epidemiological aspects of these diseases. Lyme disease is vectored by black-legged ticks (alias deer ticks), which have only become widespread in our area in the last 6-8 years. These ticks also vector several other less widespread diseases, such as anaplasmosis and babesiosis. While rarely lethal, all of these diseases can have painful short-term and serious long-term effects. We will discuss the involvement of wild mammals, especially mice and deer, in spreading the disease, impact of the disease on humans, and measures to avoid or reduce the incidence and effects of disease.

Sponsored by the Sierra Club Tioga County Task Force and RAFT (Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga). For more information, contact: Erin Riddle, <riddleriddle...> <mailto:<riddleriddle...>, 607-372-5503 (texts accepted).
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Freeville, NY 13068
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Date: 5/20/17 4:57 am
From: <mduttweiler...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatchers
We have had two very bold Great Crested Flycatchers around our yard the past few days. Don't recall seeing them here before.

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Date: 5/20/17 4:38 am
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
I heard one leaving MVR on my way to the Knoll yesterday, Friday, but was in the car and didn't stop to locate it. They seem to circulate around the knoll for some distance and this wasn't far at all.
Gary

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Early afternoon today I'm very confident that I heard a trilling PINE WARBLER on Comstock Knoll at the Cornell Botanical Garden. The bird kept repeating the same relatively short pattern over and over. Could not find it with naked eye. When I did playback, it would stop trilling momentarily. Definitely not chipping sparrow! Has anyone else seen pine warbler at the knoll recently?

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Date: 5/19/17 7:57 pm
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler
Early afternoon today I'm very confident that I heard a trilling PINE
WARBLER on Comstock Knoll at the Cornell Botanical Garden. The bird
kept repeating the same relatively short pattern over and over. Could
not find it with naked eye. When I did playback, it would stop trilling
momentarily. Definitely not chipping sparrow! Has anyone else seen
pine warbler at the knoll recently?

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Date: 5/19/17 7:51 pm
From: M Miller <mmiller325...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Howland's Island birds
Carncross road to the parking area on Howland’s Island is now accessible and mostly dry. I stopped at the end of the wooded section (just before the parking area) and found quite a few birds. Indigo Buntings, Baltimore Orioles, RB Grosbeaks, and a pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Also had Yellow, Blackpoll, Tennessee, Cerulean, Am Redstart warblers (to name a few). Found Warbling, Red-eye, & Yellow-throated Vireos and an E. Pewee too.

On Carncross Rd where the pavement turns to dirt/gravel, I found the reported Acadian Flycatcher and a Wilson’s Warbler in the small parking area.

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Date: 5/19/17 5:43 pm
From: Susan Danskin <danskin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk
Was just out in my backyard (N Tioga St, Ithaca) filling my bird feeder when I happened to spot a Common Nighthawk flying overhead. Loopy flight as it “hunted” for insects. Headed north toward Stewart Park and the lake.
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Date: 5/19/17 4:09 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Forster's Terns, Myers Point
Two FORSTER'S TERNS are at Myers currently, one actively hunting along the
beach and one on driftwood offshore.

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Date: 5/18/17 5:48 pm
From: Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Saturday trip to Dorothy McIlroy Preserve, Summerhill area
Hi All,
A reminder that I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip to the Dorothy McIlroy Preserve and other areas in Summerhill. Saturday, May 20th. The McIlroy preserve is located along the outlet of Lake Como in the town of Summerhill, and has a peat swamp and hemlock forest that supports a high diversity of species more commonly found in northern forests.

We will carpool from the north parking lot at the Lab of Ornithology at 7 AM. We will return by noon. Bring water/drinks and a snack. Bug spray recommended. On a visit to the preserve this morning, there were a few spots along the trail that were wet, but we were able to get by ok. But keep that in mind for footwear. Questions? Call 227-3970 , or email <gjb5...><mailto:<gjb5...>.
Everyone is welcome.
Gladys

Some birds (highlights only) Bobbie Monroe and I saw/heard at the McIlroy preserve this morning:

Yellow-throated vireo - singing in a tree along Lake Como Rd. at the preserve pull off.
Warbling vireo singing in another tree for comparison.

McIlroy Preserve:
Baltimore Orioles
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Northern Waterthrush Many throughout the preserve, we did get nice looks at one that hopped up into a tree by the trail.
Ovenbirds - throughout the preserve and we had one that finally popped up in front of us for nice views.
Black-throated Green Warblers
Black-billed Cuckoo
Hermit Thrush - serenaded us for a good part of the time at the preserve.
Scarlet Tanager
Great Creasted Flycatcher
Blue-headed vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
(painted trillium flowers were stunning and also saw jack-in-the pulpits.)
Bobbie had to leave for an appointment so I continued on, checking some other roads.

Stops along Sprouls Rd. and Creel Rd.
Bobolinks over a couple fields (4 over a field on Creel)
Willow flycatcher
Alder flycatcher
Kingbird
Least Flycatcher
E. Tohee

Hoag Road - it was pretty quiet by the time I got there, being around noon and it was hot.
Warblers heard:
Many Ovenbirds
Black-throated Blue
Black-throated Green
Chestnut sided

Good birding,

Gladys






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Date: 5/18/17 11:28 am
From: Alyssa Johnson <Alyssa.Johnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Common loon Seneca Lake
I forgot to post this last night, but a beautiful male COMMON LOON in full breeding plumage was hanging out with a drake MALLARD right off the "board walk" in front of the Ramada in Geneva (~7pm 5/17/17). It was amazing to see the size difference between the duck and loon.



Thanks,

Alyssa

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Date: 5/17/17 8:58 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat reported at Lindsay-Parsons, Wed 5/17
In the Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve on Wednesday morning at about
7:30 AM, Annie Wexler and Tony Gaenslen found a bird that we all believe
was a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. Annie provided the following details to me by
phone.



The bird was in the island of brush and trees at the bottom of the long
slope that crosses the first meadow, where the blue-blazed trail goes
through a gap with this island to the left and the turn to Coleman Lake on
the right. They had a close look for about five minutes, right there by
this gap, as the bird sat still and silent, low in the vegetation. The
bird had a bright yellow throat and breast contrasting with a white belly
and tan upperparts. Annie notes emphatically that the bird was quite
large, larger than any warbler. She notes her conviction that it was not a
Yellow-throated Vireo because of size and overall appearance, which closely
matches the chat but not other birds in her field guide.



Mark Chao

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Date: 5/17/17 7:13 am
From: <khmo...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pewee, Alder and Scarlet Tanager
Thought this AM would be heavier, after viewing the radar loop, but in
addition to the more common species we had our first Eastern Wood Pewee
and Alder Flycatcher at around 7 followed by a very loud Scarlet
Tanager. New warblers were nil.

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Date: 5/17/17 6:25 am
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Pewee
Heard a Pewee up on West Hill in the city.
Welcome!

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Date: 5/17/17 5:56 am
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Swainson
Just photographed a low close silently foraging swainson's thrush in the hawthorn orchard's "crossroad piazza" along the north trail. It was moving south.

Earlier had an uncooperative singing hooded which I think I saw fly away into the distance, and I can hear tennessee, alder flycatcher, yellow-throated vireo. Otherwise pretty quiet.

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Date: 5/17/17 5:15 am
From: Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SSW this AM
First for me this year, several EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE singing on Hoyt-Pileated.
Also saw NASHVILLE at power line cut, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH(es) at Woodleton, heard singing BROWN CREEPER (still), numerous Common Yellowthroat and Ovenbird. Followed HAIRY WOODPECKER to the underside of a large high tree branch where nestlings can be heard; I found the same at home last night: a hole in the underside of a branch with loud nestlings and attendants. SCARLET TANAGER was singing but did not come close enough to see.

Heard 3 distinct “THREE-beer” clear tones between Woodlleton and the road but it didn’t come closer, did not hear “WHIP”, and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERs were in abundance, so just saying: keep an ear and eye out for possible Olive-sided.

Yesterday I observed 2 female COMMON MERGANSERS perching on the 15’ high stumps in the south part of the pond (1 per stump). Also came across a male WOOD DUCK high in a tree at the end of Podell who squeaked at me for a bit while I took a video of him, then finally flew off when I took a step forward. Later saw both M and F Woodies up on the big snag.

Big warbler day at home yesterday, mostly afternoon-evening: MAGNOLIA (M breeding and non-breeding), BLACK-THROATED GREEN, several loud full-song NORTHERN PARULA, WILSON’S, YELLOW, AM REDSTART, BLACK-AND-WHITE, several bright BLACKBURNIAN, possible ORANGE-CROWNED (but I did not count it as the looks were too brief), COMMON YELLOWTHROATs setting up territories as in past years.

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Date: 5/17/17 5:12 am
From: Susan Gateley <susan...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17
I'm an unskilled bird watcher but I listened to the Internet and discovered
a black billed cuckoo calling next to my garden this AM

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Mark Chao <markchao...> wrote:

> Birding has been very slow for me in Sapsucker Woods so far on Wednesday.
> Despite my usual rather wide coverage, I've found about one-tenth of the
> volume and diversity of yesterday's passage migrants --today, only one
> Rusty Blackbird, a couple of Yellow-billed Warblers, a female
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> Redstart, plus some "dzzt" notes moving overhead. I hope others find what
> I've been missing...
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Date: 5/17/17 4:43 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17
Sorry for not catching the annoying auto-correct in my last message -- I
meant Yellow-rumped Warblers, not more interesting yellow-billed birds.

It is still beautiful here, with several singing Scarlet Tanagers, more
Veeries than I've found previously, and my first Eastern Wood-Pewee of the
spring. Just not a lot of sojourning boreal birds that I've found.

Mark


On May 17, 2017 7:35 AM, "Mark Chao" <markchao...> wrote:

Birding has been very slow for me in Sapsucker Woods so far on Wednesday.
Despite my usual rather wide coverage, I've found about one-tenth of the
volume and diversity of yesterday's passage migrants --today, only one
Rusty Blackbird, a couple of Yellow-billed Warblers, a female
Black-throated Blue, a silent male Magnolia, and a subadult male American
Redstart, plus some "dzzt" notes moving overhead. I hope others find what
I've been missing...

Mark Chao

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Date: 5/17/17 4:35 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17
Birding has been very slow for me in Sapsucker Woods so far on Wednesday.
Despite my usual rather wide coverage, I've found about one-tenth of the
volume and diversity of yesterday's passage migrants --today, only one
Rusty Blackbird, a couple of Yellow-billed Warblers, a female
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Redstart, plus some "dzzt" notes moving overhead. I hope others find what
I've been missing...

Mark Chao

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Date: 5/17/17 3:42 am
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Birding and Boating - Saturday, May 20
Join the Montezuma Audubon Center this Saturday, May 20 from 1:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. for a relaxing 2-mile paddle to explore the Seneca River around Howland’s Island. The water is up and the weather is warming which should make for perfect conditions to explore the largest population of breeding Cerulean Warblers in NY and the elusive Prothonotary Warblers. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a boat from us. Fee: $10/child without rental, $18/adult without rental, $25/solo kayak rental, $40/canoe rental (maximum 2 adults plus 1 child). Call 315-365-3588 or email <montezuma...> to register.

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Date: 5/16/17 6:41 pm
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O and Fuertes Highlights
Lab of O. main trail and Fuertes Bird Sanctuary (both = *)
Canada Warbler
Yellow Warbler*
Yellow-rumped Warbler*
Baltimore Orioles*
Warbling Vireo*
Blue-winged Vireo (Fuertes only)
As I was admiring the shiny blue iridescent heads of two grackles, one of
them pecked a Bull Frog in the butt and harassed it for a few more moments
after it jumped into the water. It then went back to flipping the leaves
and bark as it and a friend went along foraging along fallen logs in a
swampy part of the pond. I had no idea birds might have a sense of humor!
Maybe more likely to be seen when food is abundant and weather is nice. :)
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Date: 5/16/17 4:15 pm
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mays Point swamp - 1 Red-headed Woodpecker
I was up at Montezuma NWR this morning, and after spending a fun hour or so photographing the Purple Martins I headed over to Mays Point to see if there were any Red-headed Woodpeckers. After hanging out near the flooded trees for half an hour, I was about to leave when 1 Red-headed Woodpecker flew in and landed on a treetrunk. But it was immediately buzzed by another bird (possible Tree Swallow?) and flew off north toward the weir, where there was lots of noisy construction (human) going on. I waited around a while but it never reappeared, nor did I see any evidence they are nesting in that spot. Does anyone else have more positive news?

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Date: 5/16/17 1:51 pm
From: Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] BT Blue and Indigo Bunting at home
We had a first ever Black Throated Blue Warbler pass through our yard
today...perching and singing just above our deck. Also, I just saw an
Indigo Bunting in the back yard; the first in a few years here at home in
Brooktondale.
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Date: 5/16/17 1:05 pm
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today
Bob, et. al.,

I didnt arrive until later this morning, but the best birding was restricted to the oak trees along the North ravine edge. Most birds seem to be feeding among the oak leaf clusters. Very few birds were down in the hawthorns, as of yet. It was a cold start to the morning, too. I imagine that tomorrow will be the first real push of migrants into this area, with favorable conditions overnight tonight and possibly tomorrow night as well.

Below is my eBird checklist, with highlights being Philadelphia Vireos, Cliff Swallow, Cape May Warblers, Bay-breasted Warblers, Tennessee Warblers, and Canada Warbler.

Canada Goose 2
Great Blue Heron 1 Distant circling bird
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Herring Gull 1
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Philadelphia Vireo 3 Foraging in oak trees along North ravine edge.
Red-eyed Vireo 2 Foraging in oak trees along North ravine edge.
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 1 This was a surprise sighting. Presumed migrant, flying well above treetop level, headed ENE.
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 13
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 11
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 2 Foraging in oak trees along North ravine edge. Both appeared to be females.
Magnolia Warbler 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 2 Foraging in oak trees along North ravine edge. Male birds.
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Probably a first year bird, plumage was predominantly "fall"-type, which was surprising.
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Foraging in oak trees along North ravine edge. Female.
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Foraging in oak trees along North ravine edge. Male
Canada Warbler 1 Male singing low in hedgerow in Northeast corner.
Song Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1 Flyover migrant
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 8 Several foraging and singing birds around, including visible redetermined migration.
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 3

Good birding!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H



On May 16, 2017, at 9:51 AM, bob mcguire <bmcguire...><mailto:<bmcguire...>> wrote:

Most of the action in the Hawthorn Orchard this morning was in the NE corner - best observed from the edge of the softball field. Birds of most interest included:

Black-and-white Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler (singing) 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler (singing) 1
Yellow Warbler 4

In addition there were several Wood Thrushes (both calling and singing), Least Flycatchers, and a traills - type flycatcher which never vocalized for me.

As I was leaving I noticed Chris T-Hymes heading into the tangle and now eagerly await his report.

Bob McGuire
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Date: 5/16/17 10:44 am
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser
Hi Sheila,

Yes, Red-breasted Mergs are migrants and breed much farther north of us here. Common Mergansers breed here commonly! It is a bit hard to tell the females apart, but female Red-breasteds are much more slender (Sibley says more "spindly) with thin bills, and more wispy crests. They also lack the Common female's whitish throat. Commons are much heavier bodied birds, with thicker bills.

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Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:25 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser

Yesterday at Monkey Run I saw a merganser with babies on her back. She sure looked like a red-throated, but aren't they migrants? Perhaps she was too low in the water to see the white, but she also had quite a crest. Unfortunately I startled her, and she seemed to not be able to swim away fast enough with her baby burden, so she dumped them, took off at a brisk clip, tsk, tsk, tsking for her brood to follow. They would all catch up, climb back on, and then she dumped them again to swim farther. This went on several times until it seemed she felt they'd escaped danger.

I also saw a scarlet tanager, and heard a white-throated sparrow on the upland part of the trail (south side of Fall Creek). Near the water saw an American redstart, a Blackburnian warbler, rose-breasted grosbeak, Canada geese. And distant hawk, blue jay, and goldfinches. I'm sure there was tons more there, but I'm a beginner, and had to get back to work.

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Date: 5/16/17 10:26 am
From: Sheila Ann Dean <shadean4...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser
Yesterday at Monkey Run I saw a merganser with babies on her back. She sure
looked like a red-throated, but aren't they migrants? Perhaps she was too
low in the water to see the white, but she also had quite a crest.
Unfortunately I startled her, and she seemed to not be able to swim away
fast enough with her baby burden, so she dumped them, took off at a brisk
clip, tsk, tsk, tsking for her brood to follow. They would all catch up,
climb back on, and then she dumped them again to swim farther. This went on
several times until it seemed she felt they'd escaped danger.

I also saw a scarlet tanager, and heard a white-throated sparrow on the
upland part of the trail (south side of Fall Creek). Near the water saw an
American redstart, a Blackburnian warbler, rose-breasted grosbeak, Canada
geese. And distant hawk, blue jay, and goldfinches. I'm sure there was tons
more there, but I'm a beginner, and had to get back to work.

Sheila

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Date: 5/16/17 9:58 am
From: Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sora, Thomas Rd Brooktondale
Holly and I did a trip around the lake yesterday, but made our first stop
the pond on Thomas Rd off Rt 79. We were able to hear the Sora that was
reported in ebird vocalizing off and on. Lots of other great birds up the
east side of the lake and at Montezuma...glad to have the Seneca County Big
day report from Ken, Jay et al. to help us to know what to look for.




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Date: 5/16/17 8:41 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Roy H. Park Preserve--south (FLLT) -- May 16, 2017
Hi. 40 minutes at the FLLT
preserve south yielded a nice list. My ebird submission follows.

Laura

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From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>>
Date: May 16, 2017 at 11:10:32 AM EDT
To: Laura Stenzler <lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>>, K Schat <kas24...><mailto:<kas24...>>
Subject: eBird -- Roy H. Park Preserve--south (FLLT) -- May 16, 2017

Roy H. Park Preserve--south (FLLT)
May 16, 2017
10:30 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
40 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
3 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
5 Ovenbird
1 Blue-winged Warbler
2 Tennessee Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
5 Common Yellowthroat
6 Magnolia Warbler
2 Prairie Warbler
3 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Canada Warbler
1 Field Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Song Sparrow
2 Scarlet Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
2 Baltimore Oriole
2 Purple Finch
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25


Laura

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Date: 5/16/17 6:52 am
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns Today
Most of the action in the Hawthorn Orchard this morning was in the NE corner - best observed from the edge of the softball field. Birds of most interest included:

Black-and-white Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler (singing) 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler (singing) 1
Yellow Warbler 4

In addition there were several Wood Thrushes (both calling and singing), Least Flycatchers, and a traills - type flycatcher which never vocalized for me.

As I was leaving I noticed Chris T-Hymes heading into the tangle and now eagerly await his report.

Bob McGuire
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Date: 5/16/17 6:13 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warblers and other Danby breeders
Right now at the north pinnacle (traditional nesting area) I have at least two singing Worm-eating Warblers, 100 yards apart, so I presume the whole "colony" has returned. Last time I checked was on Friday. There were none. I had Yellow-throated Vireos up here that morning (used to surprise me, but it seems to be an annual occurrence). This morning I can hear them down below, in more typical area along the RR corridor. I watched a pair of Blue Jays gathering fine rootlets (easy to obtain on this over-steepened slope) to line a nest. Also spotted a Xylocopa virginica. I guess there's enough dry, durable dead wood up here to offer nest sites, though they usually prefer an eastern exposure.

Half an hour ago I was in the open grove of white spruces atop Bald Hill (behind the yellow gate), with its Hooded Warblers, Black-throated Blues, Mourning Warblers, Ruffed Grouse and other regular breeders. Saw two Cooper's Hawks: one sub -canopy and another overhead doing what I interpreted as a territorial over-flight. There used to be a territory down the long-abandoned section of Comfort Road, but recent logging down there may have prompted a shift...

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Date: 5/16/17 3:58 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/16
Many migrants on Wilson Trail North this morning. Bay-breasted, Cape May,
Tennessee, Wilson's, N. Parula, good numbers of other more common species.

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Date: 5/15/17 2:25 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] syracuse RBA

*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 15 2017
*  NYSY  05.15.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 08, 2017 - May 15, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 3 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 08, 2017.
Highlights--------------LEAST BITTERNCATTLE EGRETbrantNORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANEWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERWILSON’S PHALAROPEWHIP-POOR-WILLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERPROTHONOTARY WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERCLAY-COLORED SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------      5/10: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS have returned to the forested area on Armitage Road west of the Seneca River. One and two have been reported through 5/14. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was found along the Wildlife Drive.     5/12: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen near the potato building in the mucklands along Rt. 31. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Marten’s Tract.     5/13: A LEAST BITTERN and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen along the Wildlife Drive.

Cayuga County------------
     5/13: 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 17 species of Warbler were found at Fair Haven state Park.     5/15: A breeding plumaged female WILSON’S PHALAROPE was found in a wet area on Dalton Road in the Town of Ira north of Rt. 370.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory-----------------------------------
     Derby continues to wind down this week. Only 2464 raptors were counted this week. Of interest were 4 PINE SISKINS seen on 5/12.

Oswego County------------
     5/11: 380 BRANT were seen from Three Mile Bay on the north shore of Oneida Lake.     5/13: An UPLAND SANDPIPER continues at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road in Fulton.     5/14: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Scriba Corners north of Rt. 104. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard of Rt, 17 near the traditional spot of Roosevelt Road north of Oneida Lake.

Onondaga county------------
     5/8: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Woodchuck Hill Preserve in Manlius.      5/12: 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were dound along the Creek walk just south of Hiawatha Boulevard near Destiny Mall in Syracuse. They were reported thru 5/14. A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard near River Road in Baldwinsville.     5/13: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found at Whiskey Hollow west of Baldwinsville.     5/14: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Ball Street near Bridgeport. A GREAT EGRET was seen on Laird Road in Elbridge. An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a PRAIRIE WARBLER were found at Green Lakes State Park.

Madison County------------
      5/10: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Cornell Biological Field Station on Shackelton Road north of Bridgeport.     5/13: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.     5/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road.

Oneida County------------
     5/10: 2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS have returned to the Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.

Migrants reported this week-------------------------------------
PROTHONATORY WARBLERHOODED WARBLERCAPE MAY WARBLERCERULEAN WARBLERBLACKPOLLCANADA WARBLERWILSON’S WARBLEREASTERN WOOD PEEWEECLAY-COLORED SPARROW  

-end report 
    
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Date: 5/15/17 9:18 am
From: Anne Marie Johnson <annemariejohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow SF
Although the weather was cold, dark, and windy, there were a surprising
number of singing warblers in Shindagin Hollow State Forest this
morning, along the road to the bottom and beyond. It was my first trip
in there this spring. My eBird list is below. I believe many of the
birds are breeders singing on territory.

Anne Marie Johnson
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Shindagin Hollow SF, Tompkins, New York, US
May 15, 2017 7:29 AM - 9:54 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Road to bottom, stopped and got out several times. Then parked at intersection and walked maybe half a mile.
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) 1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 11
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 8
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 5
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 3
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 9
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 3
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 7
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

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Date: 5/15/17 6:16 am
From: Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Seneca Big day: Little Gull, fallout waterbirds, etc (long)
Here is a great and detailed description of our Seneca County Big Day on Saturday, for those who enjoy a little vicarious birding.... Logan and Augie are two of the fantastic Cornell undergraduate birders we have in the area right now.

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Date: May 15, 2017 at 4:33:12 AM EDT
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Subject: Seneca Big day: Little Gull, fallout waterbirds, etc (long)


Hi all,

Yesterday Jay McGowan, Ken Rosenberg, and Augie Kramer did a big day in Seneca County. The ominous weather forecasts gave doubts in our mind that conditions would line up, but fate smiled on us enough to give us just enough rain to cause a waterfowl fallout, but not enough to completely kill passerine activity. We had a tight route and a day filled with migrant fallout ducks and waterbirds on the lakeside, coupled with good luck with the south county breeders, but that was counteracted by very slow movement with warblers and shorebirds, as well as a complete lack of migrant hawks. Overall, an impressive effort in this small basin county.

Full route (long):

We started the day in the southern forests. In particular, at midnight we were looking for Screech-Owl at Burdick rd. Despite our best whistling attempts, we could not pull one out of where they traditionally call in the daytime. However, razor-eared Jay picked up on a calling BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO overhead, our only one of the day. Additionally, an OVENBIRD sang its sputtery flight-song in the night. We would encounter a weirdly large number of this species in the next few hours.

We continued onto Townsend rd in hopes of stumbling into a screcher again. No game. Little did we know, but we would hear one here in the morning...guess some owls just aren't up at midnight. Anyway, we did manage to squeeze out another singing Ovenbird as well as a calling WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

We then tried for one of our long shots: Barred Owl at the corner of Ames and Townsend. No eBird reports existed for the southern half of Seneca county, so we kept our expectations reasonably low. However, after a little bout of hooting we waited and, sure enough, a BARRED OWL responded. This saved us a good amount of time second night. Nice hootin, Jay!

We then continued down the hill to the piece of Lodi Center rd with extensive spruces (which I have nicknamed the "Seneca Boreal Zone") to search for saw-whets. No luck. The only bird was a singing Ovenbird (surprise!)

We continued to Caywood Point. We had delusions of Whip and Long-ear here but also had more reasonable expectations of Screecher and Woodcock. Anyway, none of the hoped-for megas materialized, but we did pull out a night-calling RING-BILLED GULL and FIELD SPARROW and, finally, a close EASTERN SCREECH-OWL by the parking lot. Good stuff. Also a lone warbler NFC.

We continued to Neal rd. Ken had scouted Short-eared Owl here earlier this spring, but none called on the day. We were greeted, however, by a deafening chorus of "Peent!s" from at least four different AMERICAN WOODCOCKS. Fun stuff.

We continued onto Dean rd looking for a previous report of Great Horned Owl. No luck. Still, the Woodcock chorus peented on, and was joined by another singing Ovenbird as well as a lucky singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. This simplified our predawn schedule that originally centered around getting the Sparrow.

We continued onto McCarriger rd. At this point Great Horned Owl was our only really nocturnal bird we still needed in South county, so we went to where a nest was photographed in April. Despite waiting for a decent period, our only birds were a calling KILLDEER and a singing SONG SPARROW.

Getting a little nervous about the owl, we continued onto Sampson SP, where they had been reported previously. Dipped. Phooey. Did have another Woodcock, and the first of dawn (FoD) GRAY CATBIRD singing away. Also a zeep NFC but alas, no identified NFCs for the night besides the cuckoo.

At this point we figured we would have to get Great Horn second night at Montezuma, so we headed to our predawn Vesper Sparrow spot. While Ken had scouted 4 here earlier this year, they were all silent this day. However, we did pick up the first pre-dawn singers: many AMERICAN ROBINS and HORNED LARK along with CHIPPING SPARROW, MORNING DOVE, BARN SWALLOW, and a juvenile GREAT HORNED OWL! Late save. We blasted on to our dawn spot. En route we picked up EASTERN TOWHEE and WOOD THRUSH.

We started dawn at our stake-out loc along Townsend rd. Winter Wren and Hermit Thrush had been here during scouting, though both had been absent for the last 2-3 visits, so we kept our expectations low. However, lo and behold, a Jay picked up on a singing WINTER WREN. We also picked up scarce residents like VEERY and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH among more common residents.

Proceeding onto Ames rd, we picked up a distantly singing HERMIT THRUSH right where Jay and I had pinned one down on Wednesday. Additionally, a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER sang a few times and we picked up YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and SCARLET TANAGER.

Dropping down the hill to Wilkens rd we heard the LEAST FLYCATCHER continuing from Wednesday along with a singing BOBOLINK and BROWN THRASHER.

We then continued onto the Seneca Boreal Zone along Lodi Center rd. As hoped for, several RUFFED GROUSE were drumming away. We also picked up some migrants like NASHVILLE, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLERS, all common in scouting. We proceeded to the southern terminus of the road, finding the lone breeding PRAIRIE WARBLER we could find in scouting.

We continued to Seneca rd, where Jay and I had had Blue-headed Vireo and Raven on Wednesday. No luck with those birds, but did pick up Pileated Woodpecker. Those two species would end up be the only two real misses coming out of the south.

Heading east to Burdick rd we picked up GREAT BLUE and GREEN HERONS as well as SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPERS at the pond, as well as a RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER and a late save PURPLE FINCH, and a NORTHERN FLICKER by the houses.

Cutting back through Townsend rd, we picked up a WILD TURKEY, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and a WOOD DUCK in the grassy section, and a day-calling EASTERN SCREECH-OWL in the nearby woods. Proceeding west through Townsend rd we picked up a singing PINE WARBLER by Ames rd.

Heading to the Neal rd/Lodi Center rd grassland spot, our pick-up with Grasshopper Sparrow earlier allowed us to swing by, pick up RING-NECKED PHEASANT and NORTHERN HARRIER, and leave in short order.

Driving past Neal rd on our way out of the Finger Lakes National Forest, we quickly picked up two AMERICAN KESTRELS, then headed west. On our way to the lakeshore, we picked up a single EASTERN BLUEBIRD.

We arrived at the gorge above Lodi pt and listened, primarily for Louisiana Waterthrush, which we did not find. We did pick up RED-EYED VIREO.

We continued down to the lake at Lodi Point and had pretty good lakewatching. Among expected species, we picked up both RED-BREASTED and COMMON MERGANSERS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and BONAPARTE'S GULL along with CHIMNEY SWIFT, BELTED KINGFISHER and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW along with a seemingly out-of-place Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Driving back up the hill to Lodi Point Road we searched for Louisiana Waterthrush again, again to no avail. We did stumble across a migrant flock near a residence that was very productive, netting us GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, CEDAR WAXWING, BLACK-AND-WHITE and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, and INDIGO BUNTING. The Waxwings, Blackburnian, and Buntings were the only ones all day. We also added roosting TURKEY VULTURE, which can be hard on rainy days (it ended up very much not being hard today, though). We proceeded up to our stakeout Vesper spot where a little bit of playback lead a lone VESPER SPARROW to fly in, silent. We had all but lost hope for this species once we dipped at 4:30 am, so it was a late save! Phew! We also added a flyover AMERICAN PIPIT here. Anyway, on to Williard.

We then hit the Bonavista Golf Course, where we'd staked out Golden-crowned Kinglets in the spruces. Shortly after we arrived, we picked up our target CAROLINA WREN shortly followed by our stakeout GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET as well as a surprise MAGNOLIA WARBLER (perhaps a breeder despite the elevation?)

We continued onto Williard City Park where Ken and I had staked out a Snow Goose. No luck with that but birds like AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT were welcome additions to the day list.

We headed briefly to Sampson but added no new birds besides a few HERRING GULLS. On to Seneca Lake SP.

Seneca Lake SP was probably the most unexpectedly productive of all our spots. We managed to find all of our targets plus more, including several weather-induced late drop-ins. Among highlights were both GREATER and LESSER SCAUP, LONG-TAILED DUCK, White-winged Scoter, COMMON GOLDENEYE, HORNED and RED-NECKED GREBE, DUNLIN, LITTLE GULL (a sweet pick by Jay), GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, ALL SIX SWALLOWS (new were CLIFF, TREE, and BANK), Least Flycatcher, and Black-and-white and Nashville Warbler.

After that we proceeded to Waterloo to check on our staked-out FISH CROW, which we found with ease across from the "Fish Crow Cafe" (West Main Kitchen).

After a brief stop at Dunkin' Donuts we drove through Seneca Falls looking for migrant songbirds and feederbirds. We struck out with Hummingbird and White-crowned Sparrow but did add a HAIRY WOODPECKER at a feeder, our only one of the day.

Then following the report from Dave Kennedy of Ruddy Turnstone we continued onto the Gravel rd Pond, where we easily picked up the four continuing RUDDY TURNSTONES along with a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and a few LEAST SANDPIPERS.

We continued down the road to the next pond where a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was singing away on a rooftop.

On our way to Montezuma, we pulled over on a whim because Jay heard White-crowned Sparrow. Sure enough, several WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were foraging away. At another pulloff we heard a singing TENNESSEE WARBLER among other migrants.

Continuing onto Armitage we were shocked to quickly pick up two of our primary targets, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, both singing on the Seneca side within two minutes. Many minutes more, however, failed to produce our only stake-out Brown Creeper. Creeper would end up being perhaps our most egregious landbird miss for the day. Another bird at the west end was a lone calling BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER. Continuing to the east end of the road we stumbled upon a great little migrant group that included BLUE-HEADED VIREO, CERULEAN WARBLER, and CAPE MAY WARBLER as well as Tennessee and Nashville Warblers. Additionally Jay picked up on a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD briefly, a bird we did not see again on the day.

We then entered the Montezuma Wetlands for the first time all day, coming in with a solid 139 species. It is here where things started to slow down a bit, however. We arrived at the mucklands and started scanning. It was immediately apparent, however, that the duck and shorebird diversity was way down. We were, with time, able to pick out every duck we needed, including GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, BLUE- and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK and a lone male CANVASBACK, as well as TRUMPETER SWAN and GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. We failed to find any other new shorebirds, however, and no Eurasian Wigeon were among the just four or so Americans seen. We then drove one of the back roads, picking up a singing BAY-BREASTED WARBLER while we were at it.

Continuing to East rd, Knox Marcellus was unproductive as it has been this spring. Still, AMERICAN COOT and PIED-BILLED GREBE made additions for the day.

Continuing to Towpath, Ken picked up on a flyover HOODED MERGANSER, and we also enjoyed VIRGINIA RAIL, COMMON GALLINULE, SORA, and MARSH WREN.

We continued on to Mays Point, but unfortunately no new birds, not even Red-headed Woodpecker, awaited us there.

A brief stop at Tschatche pulled out a single BLACK TERN and a late save in the form of a flyover PEREGRINE FALCON. Looking through the flock of migrants by the parking lot failed to pull out anything new.

Onto the Wildlife Drive netted us two seen LEAST BITTERNS, a dirty BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON as well as REDHEAD, RUDDY DUCK SANDHILL CRANE. The drive cleaned up our ducks for the day (they were our 24th species). With few birds left in montezuma, we blasted south.

We had several unsuccessful stops, such as Lott Farm, VanRiper Preserve and several neighborhoods around Sheldrake.

Aroung the town of Varick, however, we picked up on a long-continuing group of SNOW GEESE.

Continuing to Potter rd, we finally caught up with a singing LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH.

On to Sheldrake Point where we found another bird that had been eluding us all day, a single adult male ORCHARD ORIOLE. It was nearly sunset, so we decided to blast up to the mucklands again to see if any new shorebirds had dropped in/were calling. While none of our egregious shorebird misses such as Pectoral or Semipalmated Sandpipers were calling, we did hear many hundred Least Sandpipers and both Yellowlegs calling as they flew over the road, possibly for migration. Jay picked up on two distant flying WILSON'S SNIPE and we cleaned up Black-crowned Night-Heron, with many flying over the horizon. Among them, one AMERICAN BITTERN at 9:30pm.

Bittern was the last bird of the day, and, besides some unsuccessful NFCing at Burdick, it concluded our day. We had an amazing day with a total of 171 species found. The day was incredible for lakeshore drop-ins as well as ducks, but was light on NFCs, hawks, warblers, and shorebirds. Here's a few statistics for the day:
24 species of Duck (high)
11 species of Shorebirds (very low)
21 species of Warbler (low)
We drove a total of 285 miles in Seneca county, covering every major region of the county except the northwest corner and the Seneca Army Depot.
We had 54 species seen at just a single location, of which 32 had only a single individual all day (8 of these were Warblers). We missed only nine species that we expect are more than an extremely localized breeder in the county (mostly since they were not in yet).

We had 4 dirty birds: Hooded Merganser, Snipe, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and Black-billed Cuckoo (NFC heard only by Jay).

We had many unfortunate misses. Some of them include: Brant, Mute Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, Great Egret, Upland Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper (given our scouting, I'm unsure any have been at Montezuma yet this year), Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover, Stilt Sandpiper, either Dowitcher, Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, or Broad-winged Hawk, Common Nighthawk, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Red-headed Woodpecker, Merlin, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Willow, Alder and Acadian Flycatchers, Common Raven, Brown Creeper, Gray-cheeked and Swainson's Thrush, Hooded, Black-throated Blue, Blackpoll, Mourning, Canada, and Wilson's Warblers, Northern Parula, and Pine Siskin.

So, with a later year, and with better conditions for NFCs, I believe it would be possible to get a significantly better total, possibly well into the 180s or even to 190.

We also kept a cutthroat mammal list for the day and ended with a whopping 10, but two were dirty so it didn't pass the 95% rule (in no particular order): White-tailed Deer, House Mouse (dirty), Red Fox, Striped Skunk, Virginia Opossum, Muskrat, Eastern Gray Squirrel, Woodchuck, Eastern Cottontail, bat sp (dirty)

If there's anything to be learned from this day it is the amount of untapped area that lies still mostly unexplored in Seneca county outside of Montezuma. We had already found 131 species before even setting foot in the refuge, and we also hadn't visited most of the traditional non-Montezuma seneca birding locs then (e.g. any spot on the Cayuga Lakeshore, Lott Farm, Seneca Meadows, etc). So, I would encourage any of you who have gotten this far in this post to pay a visit to some of these spectacular areas at some point this year, and help us better understand what exists in Seneca county in the world beyond Montezuma.

Good birding,

Logan Kahle
Ken Rosenberg
Jay McGowan
Augie Kramer

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Date: 5/15/17 1:09 am
From: M Miller <mmiller325...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Esker Brook Trail migrants
Sunday seemed to bring in a lot along the Esker Brook Trail. Found Blue-winged, Black & White, Blackburnian, BT Green, Am. Redstart, not to mention dozens of Yellow Warblers. Also had Scarlet Tanager, RB Grosbeak, and a Black-billed Cuckoo on the trail.

The steel deck bridge on Armitage Rd (west of the Rte 89 junction) offered up Cerulean and BT Blue on the east side, and the Prothonotary is being seen on the west side of the bridge.

Looked on Gravel Rd (south of Rte 318) for the Ruddy Turnstones, but they had left the pond, only found a few peeps, mostly Least Sandpipers.

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Photos on the Eaton Birding Society facebook page.

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Date: 5/14/17 10:37 am
From: <khmo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???
Certainly did last night here. We added Green Heron, Indigo Bunting,
Wood Thrush, Black and White Warbler and Black-billed cuckoo. Looking at
our 31 year norms, most of these were 9 days late.

On the 11th we had Black-throated Green, Least Flycatcher, Blue-winged
Warbler and Red-eyed Video all right on the 31 year norm date. A hummer
on the 12th was only two days late.

As we are at altitude we usually lad the valley locations by one to two
weeks.

John

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On 2017-05-14 16:34, Kenneth V. Rosenberg wrote:

> Dave, thanks for this welcome report!
>
> A few of us did a Seneca County Big Day yesterday, and although our total count (171) was excellent it was bolstered by great variety of lingering ducks and other waterbirds (especially at north end of Seneca Lake), but many common breeders- warblers, Pewees, other flycatchers, cuckoos were not to be had. Passage migrants were still dominated by Yellow-rumped Warblers, typical of the early spring migrant waves.
>
> Still lots of spring to come!
>
> Ken
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 13, 2017, at 2:31 PM, David Nicosia <daven102468...> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> We have endured a prolonged cool spell with plenty of rain
>> and many of our neotropical migrants are late or their
>> main "surge" of numbers has been delayed, at least here
>> in the southern tier. Looking at the weather models, from
>> Tuesday night through Wednesday night a strong surge
>> of warm southerly winds are expected from the Gulf of
>> Mexico all the way through the Ohio Valley to the northeast
>> U.S. I would expect a lot of our neotropical migrants to surge
>> in and even the later ones too, like tennessee, cape may,
>> bay-breast, wilsons, canada warblers and even blackpoll.
>> I know I left many off...
>>
>> For additional more in-depth specie forecasts see
>> ebird's "birdcast".
>>
>> Dave Nicosia
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Date: 5/14/17 9:35 am
From: Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???
Dave, thanks for this welcome report!

A few of us did a Seneca County Big Day yesterday, and although our total count (171) was excellent it was bolstered by great variety of lingering ducks and other waterbirds (especially at north end of Seneca Lake), but many common breeders- warblers, Pewees, other flycatchers, cuckoos were not to be had. Passage migrants were still dominated by Yellow-rumped Warblers, typical of the early spring migrant waves.

Still lots of spring to come!

Ken

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On May 13, 2017, at 2:31 PM, David Nicosia <daven102468...><mailto:<daven102468...>> wrote:

All,

We have endured a prolonged cool spell with plenty of rain
and many of our neotropical migrants are late or their
main "surge" of numbers has been delayed, at least here
in the southern tier. Looking at the weather models, from
Tuesday night through Wednesday night a strong surge
of warm southerly winds are expected from the Gulf of
Mexico all the way through the Ohio Valley to the northeast
U.S. I would expect a lot of our neotropical migrants to surge
in and even the later ones too, like tennessee, cape may,
bay-breast, wilsons, canada warblers and even blackpoll.
I know I left many off...

For additional more in-depth specie forecasts see
ebird's "birdcast".

Dave Nicosia
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Date: 5/14/17 8:33 am
From: Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] CBC trip report from Hawthorn Orchard
CAYUGA BIRD CLUB FIELD TRIP REPORT:

Eight eager birders joined me searching for migrants through the Hawthorn Orchard today (Sunday, May 14). Improving weather made for active birds and comfortable participants. Overall, warblers were scarce but we saw or heard a good number of species including both year-round residents and migratory songbirds (ebird list below). Early arrivers saw chimney swifts and barn swallows over the fields and heard an eastern meadowlark. Entering the woods at the Northeast corner we found NASHVILLE and WILSON’S WARBLER singing. All participants got good looks at the Wilson’s, but the Nashville was only seen by a few. Along the trail above the ravine we heard multiple LEAST FLYCATCHERS (or one that followed us), but they remained hidden from view. The resident WOOD THRUSHES did not grace us with their melodies, but one announced its presence through calls. A dead tree adjacent to the trail housed a pair of nesting red-bellied woodpeckers and below them in the ravine were a singing AMERICAN REDSTART and a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. The northwest corner as we approached the East Ithaca Recreation way gave us a female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, EASTERN PHOEBES and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS. Although we seem to have missed the big push of migrants, all participants had a pleasant morning and most plan to visit the orchard again this week.

Ken Kemphues

Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, Tompkins, New York, US
May 14, 2017 7:37 AM - 10:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments: Cayuga Bird Club field trip led by Ken Kemphues.
38 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 3
Turkey Vulture 2
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2 Flying overhead before participants arrived.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 15
Nashville Warbler 1 Heard
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 10
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Eastern Meadowlark 1 Heard
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 10

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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 5/13/17 10:41 am
From: Dave Gislason <dgiffer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Birders close to Connecticut Hill
Are there any birders on this list who live near the north end of Connecticut Hill? If so, contact me if you are interested in learning some of the unmarked smaller trails to bird. I myself am not the best birder, and hearing loss hasn't helped, but I do know some interesting places a birder/hiker might like to investigate, especially if you live close by.

Dave

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Date: 5/13/17 9:54 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstones South of 318
Ruddy Turnstones on field ~100 yards South of 318 on Gravel Rd

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Date: 5/13/17 8:59 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstones
There are four Ruddy Turnstone and least and semi palmated plover in flooded field west of the route 318 & Gravel Road intersection Seneca Falls 12 noon

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Date: 5/12/17 4:05 pm
From: Wesley W. Blauvelt <ravenbarnconsulting...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thatcher's Pinnacles
Just a reminder that I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip to Thatcher’s Pinnacles tomorrow morning. We will meet in the parking lot at Jenning’s Pond in Danby at 7:00 AM and proceed from there to the trailhead. The trailhead to the pinnacles is about a 10 minute drive on Bald Hill Road from the pond. This is a seasonal road. Should you decide to drive directly to the trailhead, proceed with caution.
I have scouted the area this week and there are many thrush and warbler species in the area, although I have yet to see or hear a Worm-eating Warbler. We will also plan to visit the Hillview Road marsh for the resident Virginia Rails and return by way of Michigan Hollow where flycatchers are returning to territory.
The weather forecast is for 70% showers in the morning with temperatures in the high 40’s……..so dress appropriately. Hope to see of few hardy souls in the morning.
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Date: 5/12/17 3:15 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler south end of Yellow Barn Rd
Finally, a warbler! I had a beautiful male HOODED WARBLER on the south end of Yellow Barn Rd on my way home this evening. It was singing across the road from the shooting range at the sportsman's club.

We just finished the 6th (of 7) week of warbler ID webinars last night, and I still haven't seen more than two warblers together in one spot. What an odd spring.

Kevin


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Date: 5/12/17 9:41 am
From: Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Reminder - Hawthorn Orchard
The Cayuga Bird Club will have a Field Trip to the Hawthorn Orchard this Sunday, May 14, starting at 8:00AM and ending by noon, perhaps before. You can park at the Oxley Equestrian center parking lot and we will start in the field behind the building.

Warning: Boots, rain pants and rain coats should be worn. Because the Spring has been especially wet and rain is expected Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday morning, the well-traveled paths of the orchard will be muddy and slick. Your comfort and safety will be maximized if you wear boots, rain pants and raincoat.

As of Friday, the Hawthorns are in full bloom and although some interesting warblers have already been seen, we are still awaiting the big push of migrants. Perhaps Sunday will be the day.



Ken Kemphues and Diane Morton


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Date: 5/12/17 9:40 am
From: Scott Haber <scotthaber1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow back on the Cornell Arts Quad
What is presumably the same Clay-colored Sparrow that has been present in
the last few years was singing from the apple trees in his usual spot
(between Goldwin Smith and Stimson Halls) on the Cornell Arts Quad this
morning around 9:15am.

I saw it briefly in flight as it headed toward East Avenue, but it didn't
return after that.

-Scott

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Date: 5/12/17 5:50 am
From: Mona Bearor <conservebirds...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] question on strange Mallard nest
I am watching a Peregrine Falcon nest in a local quarry. On an adjacent
ledge on the quarry wall is a Mallard hen on a nest. She has been
incubating at least since 4/28. I don't see a safe path to the water for
the chicks if they hatch and find this an unusual nest location. I can't
find any documentation of a Mallard hen nesting in such a location. I can
send a photos of the nest location and the hen on the nest if anyone is
interested.

Any information appreciated.

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South Glens Falls, NY



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Date: 5/11/17 5:30 pm
From: Brad Walker <bmw38...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns?
Jay and I were there for a bit this morning. Not a huge number of birds,
but migrants (including a/the Orange-crowned Warbler) were around. Here's
our list, with audio:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36730992

- Brad

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 8:23 PM Sandy Podulka <sgp4...> wrote:

> Did anyone go to Hawthorns today? If so, how was it? --Sandy
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Date: 5/11/17 5:23 pm
From: Sandy Podulka <sgp4...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns?
Did anyone go to Hawthorns today? If so, how was it? --Sandy


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Date: 5/11/17 8:45 am
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird tongue video 2011
https://www.wired.com/2011/05/hummingbird-tongue-drinking/

I did not know the hummingbird tongue splits/operates like this! Did
you????

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Date: 5/11/17 7:40 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Savannah mucklands shorebirds
Many more peeps today. Mostly least sandpiper. Flocks all over. So far 1
pectoral sandpiper and 1 dunlin. Also 4 semipalmated plovers just south of
potatoes bldg. Many more shorebirds distant. Had 1 dowitcher presumably
short billed but too far to be sure. Waterfowl numbers way down.

Hopefully we will find more. Just arrived.

Dave Nicosia.

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Date: 5/11/17 7:17 am
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Migration proceeding
Maybe more birds are starting to move north. This morning we had our
first R-T HUMMINGBIRD and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. Also, we had _*three*_ male
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at our feeders.

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Date: 5/10/17 1:03 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cold weather
It looks like temperatures are moderating now, but during these last cold days some upland forest habitats around West Danby have actually seemed pretty empty. I didn't even bother trying for Worm-eating Warblers until yesterday, the signs just weren't there. And when I did go it was so cold up there that I wore gloves and a winter hat! Amelanchier blossoming was completely finished, and the fruits set. The few hawthorns were in bud. Chestnut oak leaves were about 1" long.

This morning I went again, and saw that things are indeed advancing: the toothwort was in full bloom today, Cypripediums are just poking up their stalkless leaves, and the saxifrages are opening. I saw fringed polygala in bloom.

Hawthorns are just blooming now.
The chestnut oak leaves are bigger, about 1-1/2" - 2" long. Still very few birds on the slope: Black and White Warbler, Ovenbird, Scarlet Tanager. But I actually saw a couple of black flies, and things look like they're about to pop!

The jellied egg masses of spotted salamanders have gotten quite green with algae, and the embryos inside are now 5/8" long.

-Geo

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Date: 5/10/17 11:58 am
From: <khmo...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cold weather behavior by insectivores
To add to Laura and Judith's observation we have been watching Barn
Swallows desperately beating the brushy banks of ponds attempting to
rise insects and getting no more than a very few cluster flies. Tree
Swallows doing much of the same but finding a few Black Flies higher up
(and around observers). Yesterday, I had a House Wren follow me around
as I was doing chores just hoping I would raise some lunch but insects
were few. It is indeed a very rough several days for these insect
specialists.

We have had any number of species on peanuts butter and suet cakes and
suet. To day we added Baltimore Oriole and Rose-breasted Grosbeak to the
PB list. I should add that we are careful to use natural PB and not the
brands with all the enhanced sugars.

J&S

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Date: 5/10/17 10:16 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Armitage Rd
Seen and heard this AM on both sides of the road near the parking area next to the bridge.

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Date: 5/10/17 9:57 am
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole
At the Swan Pen.
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Date: 5/10/17 8:53 am
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tanager on suet
I have EBluebirds come regularly to suet, especially in winter months. They find it tricky to stay on little wire suet cage and much prefer finding chunks on the ground...which I try to make sure happens. They also happily take sunflower chips.

Judy Thurber
Liverpool
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Date: 5/10/17 6:56 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Tanager on suet
This cold weather must really be stressing the insect eating birds. There is a scarlet tanager eating suet at our feeder this morning. He has to wait his turn behind the jays and grosbeaks. I've never seen this before.

Laura

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Date: 5/9/17 5:22 pm
From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Peter <psaracin...> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year?
>
> And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow?

The Hawthorn Orchard is a migrant trap, so bird density is subject to migrant movement (which is subject to wind and weather patterns, etc.). On the good days it's downright magical, but otherwise it can sometimes be quiet. This is the time of year for it, and I'm sure people are birding it every day; the relative dearth of reports suggests to me that there hasn't been any "magical" days yet, though already there has been golden-winged and orange-crowned found; and a lackluster day there could still be considered good by other standards.

And it's also very muddy this year, I hear.

Shindagin and other surrounding forests are good for breeding birds. Being larger tracts of taller trees, the density of migrants tend to be lower, and they also tend to stay higher in the trees.

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Date: 5/9/17 10:47 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods -- May 9, 2017
I walked around Sapsucker woods this morning. Here is my ebird report.

Laura

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>>
Date: May 9, 2017 at 11:01:04 AM EDT
To: Laura Stenzler <lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>>
Subject: eBird -- Sapsucker Woods -- May 9, 2017

Sapsucker Woods
May 9, 2017
9:13 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
106 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

13 Canada Goose
1 Mallard
1 Great Blue Heron
5 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
7 Blue Jay
1 Tree Swallow
9 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Wood Thrush
12 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
2 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
2 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
12 Red-winged Blackbird
8 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Baltimore Oriole
14 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 34


Laura

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Date: 5/9/17 7:47 am
From: <tess...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Provisioned by an eagle
In Bangladesh trained otters herd fish into fishing nets, and in Japan
cormorants involuntarily fish for their owners, so maybe having fresh
fish caught and delivered by an eagle isn't as special as I think but it
was cool. Earlier today I was returning to our house after an hour of
spectacularly fruitless birding and stopped dead when I saw a 13" long,
1 lb 9 oz bass, lying in the middle of the driveway. She was not moving
at all but her eye was clear and she seemed extremely fresh. When I
turned her over I found a talon mark and also realized she had been
laying eggs when she was nabbed or else desperately tried to release
them in response, largely unsuccessfully. At that moment I heard the
beating of large wings and looked up to see an immature eagle taking off
and heading across the lake, with purpose - it had been screened by a
spruce tree but apparently had been watching from the top of a nearby
tree, only about 30' away.

Looks like bass filets for dinner. Anyone ever tried to cook bass roe,
or any roe no longer contained in its sac?

Alicia

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Date: 5/9/17 7:36 am
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard
Just returned from there. Lots going on. Multiple warbler species plus Wood Thrush.

Bob McGuire
On May 9, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Peter <psaracin...> wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year?
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Date: 5/9/17 7:30 am
From: Peter <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at
Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good
spot for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year?

And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow?

Thanks much.

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Date: 5/9/17 6:41 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] White-crowned sparrows stop by-just out of basin
Four white-crowned sparrows are dining at our feeders this morning. It appears to be two males and two females, going purely on brightness and a bit of behavior (mild aggression between two brightest).

Also a female purple finch, song sparrows, chipping sparrow(s), downy and hairy woodpeckers, mourning doves (displacing white-crowns by waddling at them), bluejays and a pair of redwinged blackbirds.
The female redwing is apparently seriously considering nesting in the iris that are tall and abundant in our swimmingpool-converted-to-pond. This morning the male apparent agrees on her choice and was displaying to her amidst the iris leaves. She looks young—little color to her face, quite stripy but dull. Protection from chipmunk predation will be the problem.

Anne
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Date: 5/9/17 5:40 am
From: Erica Jessup <ej36...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] turkeys
2 male turkeys displaying, 1 female visible in open field corner of Freese Rd and Hanshaw Rd just now. Seen there before.


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Date: 5/8/17 9:26 pm
From: Carl Steckler <cjs9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker
I am looking for a Pileated Woodpecker nest to photograph the activities
of these birds. If anyone knows the location of an active nest could you
please PM me at <cjs9...>

Thanks

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Date: 5/8/17 3:41 pm
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey
Today around 12:30 I saw an OSPREY soaring about the Botanic
Garden/Bebee Lake area.

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Date: 5/8/17 2:24 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 08 2017
*  NYSY  05.08.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):May 01, 2017 - May 08, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 08  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of May 01, 2017.
Highlights--------------EURASIAN WIGEONSURF SCOTERGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANERUDDY TURNSTONELONG-BILLED DOWITCHERUPLAND SANDPIPERLITTLE GULLBLACK TERNRED-HEADED WOODPECKERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWLAPLAND LONGSPURORCHARD ORIOLE


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     11 species of Shorebirds were recorded at the complex this week. Highlight was a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.     5/3: The above said LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen along the Wildlife Drive.     5/6: RUDDY TURNSTONE, LITTLE GULL and EURASIAN WIGEON were all seen in the Mucklands along Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.     5/7: A late LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen in the Mucklands.

Derby Hill------------
     It was a slow week at Derby due mostly to adverse wind conditions. Only 1,425 raptors were counted this week. Highlights were an ORCHARD ORIOLE on 5/1, a SANDHILL CRANE on 5/3 and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a GOLDEN EAGLE on 5/4.

Oswego County------------
     5/2: A late SURF SCOTER was seen from Phillips Point on Oneida Lake. An ICELAND GULL was found in Oswego Harbor.     5/4: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario. It was seen through 5/7.     5/7: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again seen at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.     5/8: 3 BLACK TERNS were seen from Phillips Point.

Onondaga County------------
     5/2: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the landfill at Cedar Bay Park in Fayetteville.     5/4: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at the Gerber topsoil Farm on Oxbow Road in Kirkville     5/5: A GREAT EGRET was seen at Van Buren in Baldwinsville.

Madison County------------
     5/3: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Migrants reported this week.-------------------------------------
BRANTCERULEAN WARBLERBAY-BREASTED WARBLERCAPE MAY WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWTENNESSEE WARBLERMOURNING WARBLER
                      -end report 
    
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Date: 5/8/17 11:29 am
From: Michele Emerick Brown <mb72...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Logging and nesting season--off topic
I realize the following query is off topic for this list, but I'm hoping to tap into the collective wisdom.

I own some forested property in NH and have been working with a certified forester to develop a stewardship plan with long term goals of promoting wildlife, recreational trails etc. They will be doing some logging, possibly starting in June. I'm concerned about nesting birds. Is there a preferred date (similar to mowing a hay field) to begin logging operations that would have the least impact on nesting birds?

Thanks,

Michele


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Date: 5/8/17 11:07 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Meeting and Seminar-TONIGHT!!
Hi all,

I just wanted to remind you that today, Monday, May 8, is the monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club. PLEASE JOIN US!!


Our speaker is Dr. Dan Ardia, who obtained his PhD from Cornell and is now an Associate Professor at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA; Dept. of Biology


His presentation tonight is titled: From PA to Africa: Chickadees in Forest Fragments & House Sparrows in Africa

Dan will discuss two projects likely to change how you watch local birds. The first looks at movement and survival of Carolina chickadees in forest fragments in central PA. Chickadees ten to fall into two categories: active birds that move from feeder to feeder and less active birds that spend more of their time at the same feeder. The second project studies how invasive house sparrows spread across Africa. Two field expeditions (Kenya and Senegal) reveal interesting differences in which birds are at the leading edge of the expansion and how they differ in behavior. Expect interesting pictures and videos and new perspectives on two common birds.
The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. All are welcome.


Laura Stenzler
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Cayuga Bird Club
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Date: 5/8/17 10:26 am
From: Caroline Manring <carolinemanring...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warbler
In my pine trees on west hill!

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Date: 5/8/17 10:02 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow Rd. is now open
I just spoke to a person at the Town of Caroline highway department and learned that Shindagin Hollow Rd. is now open. There were some trees down that had to be removed and they are now gone.

Bird on!

Laura


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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow

I'll look into it and let the list know. Flooding seems likely indeed.

Laura

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On May 8, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Paul Schmitt <pschmitt9...><mailto:<pschmitt9...>> wrote:

Maybe the road is flooded where it crosses the creek?

PS

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Hi all,

I decided to check out Shindagin Hollow this morning to see if there was any activity. I was surpised to find that there is a barrier and "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the unpaved portion of Shindagin Hollow Rd. (north end). Does anyone know anything about why this might be and when it might be opened?

I walked about 1/4 mile and found all of the bird action within the first 250 yards. It was quiet after that. Weird. The apple trees are all in bloom and the trillium are looking grand!

Here is a list of what I found (mostly heard).


Hairy Woodpecker 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Ovenbird 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 4


Laura


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Date: 5/8/17 9:37 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow
I'll look into it and let the list know. Flooding seems likely indeed.

Laura

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On May 8, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Paul Schmitt <pschmitt9...><mailto:<pschmitt9...>> wrote:

Maybe the road is flooded where it crosses the creek?

PS

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Laura Stenzler <lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>> wrote:

Hi all,

I decided to check out Shindagin Hollow this morning to see if there was any activity. I was surpised to find that there is a barrier and "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the unpaved portion of Shindagin Hollow Rd. (north end). Does anyone know anything about why this might be and when it might be opened?

I walked about 1/4 mile and found all of the bird action within the first 250 yards. It was quiet after that. Weird. The apple trees are all in bloom and the trillium are looking grand!

Here is a list of what I found (mostly heard).


Hairy Woodpecker 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Ovenbird 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 4


Laura


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Date: 5/8/17 9:27 am
From: Paul Schmitt <pschmitt9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow
Maybe the road is flooded where it crosses the creek?

PS

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Laura Stenzler <lms9...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I decided to check out Shindagin Hollow this morning to see if there was
> any activity. I was surpised to find that there is a barrier and "Road
> Closed" sign at the beginning of the unpaved portion of Shindagin Hollow
> Rd. (north end). Does anyone know anything about why this might be and
> when it might be opened?
>
> I walked about 1/4 mile and found all of the bird action within the
> first 250 yards. It was quiet after that. Weird. The apple trees are all in
> bloom and the trillium are looking grand!
>
> Here is a list of what I found (mostly heard).
>
>
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Veery 2
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 4
> Ovenbird 3
> Nashville Warbler 2
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
> Black-throated Green Warbler 4
>
>
> Laura
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> Laura Stenzler
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Date: 5/8/17 9:03 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow
Hi all,

I decided to check out Shindagin Hollow this morning to see if there was any activity. I was surpised to find that there is a barrier and "Road Closed" sign at the beginning of the unpaved portion of Shindagin Hollow Rd. (north end). Does anyone know anything about why this might be and when it might be opened?

I walked about 1/4 mile and found all of the bird action within the first 250 yards. It was quiet after that. Weird. The apple trees are all in bloom and the trillium are looking grand!

Here is a list of what I found (mostly heard).


Hairy Woodpecker 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Ovenbird 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 4


Laura


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Date: 5/8/17 7:03 am
From: Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 8, 2017
In spite of a profusion of Hawthorne blossoms, the orchard was pretty quiet this AM. However, one small mixed warbler flock came through with NORTHERN PARULA, NASHVILLE, YELLOW RUMPED and a single CAPE MAY WARBLER.

Full list below.

Ken Kemphues

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Date: May 8, 2017 at 9:59:39 AM EDT
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Subject: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 8, 2017

Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, Tompkins, New York, US
May 8, 2017 7:40 AM - 9:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
35 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Killdeer 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 26
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 14
Nashville Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
White-throated Sparrow 23 Feeding on dandelion seeds
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36649762

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 5/8/17 6:50 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Whoops, I forgot yesterday.....!! Dryden to Ithaca Trail VOTE
We have five more days to get this done...so let's bring it!! Linda

http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376

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Date: 5/8/17 6:08 am
From: France <birdbum...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler Fall Creek
There is currently a Cerulean Warbler singing outside my house in Fall
Creek. Close to the intersection of Dey Street and Handcock.

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Date: 5/8/17 5:29 am
From: Janet Akin <jakin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egret
The Snowy Egret is still at Seneca Lake State Park this morning. Park near the office and walk straight out to the beach feeding in the debris there. Janet Akin

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Date: 5/8/17 4:34 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Veery
There is a veery skulking around our yard this morning on Hunt Hill Rd, Dryden.

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Date: 5/7/17 9:27 pm
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] 23 Brant geese at Seneca Lake SP @ Geneva, NY (5/7/17)
After Becky got off work & had lunch at 4 p.m. with us, she & I went to
Geneva, scarcely daring to hope we'd find the Brant mentioned in a post
much earlier in the day.

Before I even got to the park entrance, she spotted them on the grass to
the East of the Visitor's Center. She only has a little point & shoot
Canon camera but she got some nice pictures. The Brant weren't really
skittish so she walked about 30 ft. behind them & "herded" them towards
me as I sat in the car. She was thrilled to finally see them. I had held
an injured one that John & I took to Cornell some 12 yrs. ago so I knew
how beautiful they are.

The jaunt yielded us 3 new osprey nests as well, even tho' they're not
in the Cayuga basin. We saw Chimney swifts over the Smith's Opera House
in Geneva, our 1st for the yr..

At_Mud Lock_ we saw a bald eagle in a tree near the new nest which is
still quite visible. The waters of Seneca River & canal are quite high
& overflowing the banks from the lock northward.

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Date: 5/7/17 5:59 pm
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] This Weekend's SFO Trips to the Braddock Bay Bird Banding Station (long)
I led two trips to the BBBO this weekend for the Spring Field Ornithology class - one Saturday and a second one Sunday. It is absolutely amazing what difference a single day can make on an almost identical itinerary.

There was a lot of discussion among the leaders at the end of the week as to whether the trip should go on at all. The weather forecast was for rain both days, with strong winds and falling temperatures on Sunday. Finally, at around 8 pm Friday the decision was made to go - and take our chances with the weather. We were told that the banding station would be active and the nets would be open during any period of no rain and if the wind remained below something like 20 mph.

Saturday morning I met my group at Cass Park at 5:30 and sat in our cars for the next 10 minutes to wait out a terrific downpour. As we drove north, the sky lightened and the rain cut back to just a drizzle. By the time we arrived at Braddock Bay, on the lake shore just west of Rochester, the rain had quick altogether, and the net check crew was just coming in with a handful of cloth bags - full of birds. For the next couple of hours we watched the banding process and listened to the crew explain their work and the data collection.

Around mid-morning we left the banding station and drove a short distance to Owl Woods, a wooded preserve just up the road. We walked the loop trail, focusing on an array of common birds: Cardinal, Catbird, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Chickadee. As we were finishing the loop and about to leave to get an early lunch, we encountered a so-called feeding flock. Birds were everywhere, and it was impossible to get everyone on each bird. We had Ruby-crowned Kinglets (we saw many Kinglets netted and banded earlier in the morning), Black-throated Blue Warblers, Black-and-White Warblers, American Redstarts, Red-breasted Nuthatches (and heard more: Black-throated Green Warblers and House Wrens). It was all over in about a half hour as the birds moved on. We were left, literally, breathless!

From there we drove a mile east and pulled into the Braddock Bay marina for a quick picnic on the hoods of our cars. Somehow we had picked the right spot - right under a tree with foraging Yellow Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers. After lunch we walked out to the lakeshore. My intention had been to walk along the shore, looking for birds in the trees overhead and then scoping the lake for water birds. However, the water level in the lake was so high (many of the houses along the shore had sand bags in front to keep back the waves) that we could only scope from one spot. But that spot happened to be near the nest of a Spotted Sandpiper, and we were able to study its erratic wing motion in flight and the typical tail-bobbing while perched. Cormorants flew past, and a group of Red-breasted Mergansers flew in and landed close by. At one point I spotted an American Pipit, distant along the shore, before it disappeared into the brush.

At that point we called it a productive day and headed home, stopping briefly at the Lott Farm to look for Upland Sandpipers (unsuccessfully) and to admire the dozens of Bobolinks chasing each other around the unmowed portion of the fields.

That was Saturday. That evening the discussion continued as to whether we should go again the next day (different groups, though). The forecast for Sunday actually looked worse, but with Sandy Podulka willing to take her group first (at 4 am!) and her promise to let me know how it look up there when she arrived (and about the time I would be waking up - 6 am) I let my group know that we would try it.

This morning at Cass Park, before we could even get out of the parking lot, we had seen and discussed a White-CROWNED Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and House Sparrow. On the road to Geneva we encountered a small flock of Wild Turkeys, birds we have watched carefully for the day before but missed for that days list. We arrived at the BBBO around 9:30 and found that, because of rain early in the morning, they has just recently opened the nets and begun to catch birds. Once again we watched the whole process of taking birds out of the nets, banding them, and recording their physical measurements (wing chord, tarsus length, weight), aging and sexing them. Once again the majority of birds captured were Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, several of them being birds that had been banded there the day before and had not yet moved on. One of the great thrills of being there is seeing the birds so close in hand and being able to observe and discuss the plumage patterns, the condition of the feathers (fresh vs worn used in determining the birds age), how much fat the bird is carrying, and so on.

We watched while they banded a Robin, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and several Chickadees (as well as numerous Kinglets). Shortly before noon we left the banding station to, just like yesterday, walk the trail in Owl Woods. Today was a bit different. It was colder (low 40s) with a stiff westerly wind. And the Woods was silent! We heard one Cardinal, one chickadee, two House Wrens, and a couple of odd chip notes. No feeding flock. No great looks at warblers. We ate a quick picnic at the cars and headed around the corner to Braddock Bay State Park. On advice from Sandy, we walked out the short boardwalk into the marsh below the hawk watch platform. Even facing into the brisk west wind, we were able to pick out Mute Swans, Ruddy Ducks, and Greater Scaup on the water, and both Marsh Wrens and Swamp Sparrows in the cattails. We should have skipped Owl Woods and gone straight there! After awhile we drove out to the lakeshore, and thought we didnt see the Spotty (or the Pipit), we did get multiple Double-crested Cormorants and Caspian Terns flying past. At that point we decided we had seen enough (it was already 3 pm) and should head home.

I had received an RBA earlier in the morning about a flock of Brant at the north end of Seneca Lake. With only a short detour we got to Seneca Lake State Park, scoped the water, and NO Brant! But what we did find was a group of 7 Horned Grebes in breeding plumage and close to shore. And a couple of Common Loons. And some Greater Scaup. And a singing Yellow Warbler. And some distant Bonapartes Gulls. I was more than satisfied that we had seen a lot and suggested that we finally head home. Then, about a mile down Rt 96 I got another RBA that the Brant were on the lawn at the Geneva Visitors Center. We turned around and raced back along the lake, pulled into the VC parking lot, and there were the 23 Brant calmly foraging on the lawn. Of course, with the scope already set up, we kept looking - and spotted several Common Terns out over the lake and a Purple Martin in its condo on the shore.

Today, after being shut out in Owl Woods and with all the cold and wind, I had figured by lunch time that the day was going to be a bust. But with a couple of fortunate stops at Braddock Bay and then Seneca Lake, we were able to agree - success!

Two different days, back-to-back, and two completely different experiences. Two long days, and now its time for bed. Thanks to all my group participants and to Sandy and Andrea (at the BBBO) helping make it a great weekend.

Bob McGuire
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Date: 5/7/17 2:32 pm
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper | Reuters
I think what's freakish is that anyone noticed.

Linda

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> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-birds-idUSKBN18203M
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Date: 5/7/17 2:07 pm
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper | Reuters
And has anyone learned anything from this? What is "freakish" about this, the building manager's ignorance?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-birds-idUSKBN18203M

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Date: 5/7/17 7:35 am
From: Peter <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black terns














FYI folks.

While performing my duties as a roving naturalist at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refjge yesterday
I saw two black terns.

TONS of Great Blue Herons and lots of eagles.

Very few shorebirds - a spotted sandpiper, both flavors of yellow legs
and a few least sandpipers. A solitary was also around but not seen by
this observer.

However, the terns were the highlights...................that and SCORES
of barn swallows coursing through the place....they were a delight to watch.



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Date: 5/7/17 7:11 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] E. Kingbird at Hile School Rd Wetland
May 6th evening—David saw our first E. Kingbird insect foraging on edges of the Hile School Rd Wetland/Marshes, along with Tree Swallows, at least.

May 2—I had a Spotted Sandpiper skipping about on high points, near the road as it crosses. Water very high. Beavers keep rebuilding after temporary lowering of dam at points, plus rain and the runoff provided by the horrible road maintenance job that Dryden did last summer.

Anne

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Date: 5/7/17 7:05 am
From: Laurie Rubin <grandma818...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: May 07, 2017
Male Indigo Bunting in my backyard on Wood Street, Ithaca. First ever and thrilling.

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> On May 7, 2017, at 12:02 AM, Upstate NY Birding digest <cayugabirds-l...> wrote:
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> 1. Re: Further info Yellow House Finch
> 2. Re: Further info Yellow House Finch
> 3. Dryden to Ithaca trail....time to vote again.
> 4. Goslings @ MNWR
> 5. Indigo Buntings
> 6. Hummingbird/ other birds
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> 8. Re: Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
> 9. Audio Clips of Franklin's Gull Broome Co Today
> 10. RE: Goslings @ MNWR
> 11. RE: Hummingbird/ other birds
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> Subject: Re: Further info Yellow House Finch
> From: <khmo...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 11:45:47 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> I'm always amazed at the differences between here and the Ithaca area.
> Over the years we have encountered very few yellow HOFI, probably less
> than a handful. Purple Finch yellowish plumes on the other hand were not
> at all unusual, and as Linda points out, in the drier years.
>
> Other differences are in stopover times for a few species as compared to
> John Confer's data. We get month long stopovers in both migrations of
> Eastern White-crowned Sparrows and maybe a few days at most with Fix
> Sparrow while it's just the reverse with John.
>
> John
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>> On 2017-05-05 21:23, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
>>
>> No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.
>>
>> But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663 [1].
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>> Kevin J. McGowan
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>> FROM: <bounce-121504884-3493952...> <bounce-121504884-3493952...> on behalf of W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
>> SENT: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:53 PM
>> TO: CAYUGABIRDS-L
>> SUBJECT: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
>>
>> Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
>> have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
>> diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be
>> that it escaped from captivity?
>>
>> Larry
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> Subject: Re: Further info Yellow House Finch
> From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 08:48:17 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> I am not sure what specific berries we lacked during winter that would contribute, but of course, purple finches and house finches could have been influenced by diets south of here.
>
> On the other hand, it appears that carotenoids that end up purple-red are the result of conversion of yellower pigments into purple or, in other species, cardinal-red.
>
> Here is a news report on a few papers cited at the bottom: https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html
>
> Genetic differences (defects perhaps) can result in yellow cardinals and perhaps the yellow-orange of finches. Even in the classic house finch story, Kevin McGraw and others have shown that differences between males are not just dietary, but result from their genetically influenced abilities to sequester and then push the carotenoids into their feathers. Conversions within carotenoid biochemical structures happen along the way, so that different species eating similar carotenoids end up with different plumage color. So the simple idea that brighter males were better at gathering carotenoid-rich foods turns out to be too simple. And females sharing these “sequester more carotenoid” genes put more into their egg yolks, which may protect rapidly growing embryos from free radicals.
>
> Now—why one would suddenly get some genetically odd purple and house finches in the same spring…I have no idea!
>
> And this is probably way more than anyone wanted to know!
>
> Anne
> Current Biology, Lopes, Johnson, and Toomey et al.: "Genetic Basis for Red Coloration in Birds" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30401-8 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930401-8> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076>
> Current Biology, Mundy and Stapley et al.: "Red Ketocarotenoid Pigmentation in the Zebra Finch Is Controlled by a Cytochrome P450 Gene Cluster" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30400-6 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930400-6> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047>
>
> Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html#jCp <https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html#jCp>
> Current Biology, Lopes, Johnson, and Toomey et al.: "Genetic Basis for Red Coloration in Birds" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30401-8 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930401-8> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076>
> Current Biology, Mundy and Stapley et al.: "Red Ketocarotenoid Pigmentation in the Zebra Finch Is Controlled by a Cytochrome P450 Gene Cluster" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30400-6 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930400-6> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047>
>
> Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html#jCp <https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html#jCp>
> Anne B Clark
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>
>
>
>
>> On May 5, 2017, at 6:17 PM, Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> wrote:
>>
>> I would imagine no one can be surprised at poor condition in these birds this year with the dearth of carotenoid source fruits and berries over this past fall and winter. This would not be permanent but could be corrected with better diet, correct Kevin?
>>
>> Thx
>>
>> Linda Orkin
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On May 5, 2017, at 5:23 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> <mailto:<kjm2...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.
>>>
>>>
>>> But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663 <https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663>.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>>
>>> Kevin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Kevin J. McGowan
>>> Project Manager
>>> Distance Learning in Bird Biology
>>> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>>> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
>>> Ithaca, NY 14850
>>> <kjm2...> <mailto:<kjm2...>
>>> 607-254-2452
>>>
>>>
>>> From: <bounce-121504884-3493952...> <mailto:<bounce-121504884-3493952...> <bounce-121504884-3493952...> <mailto:<bounce-121504884-3493952...>> on behalf of W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> <mailto:<wlh2...>>
>>> Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:53 PM
>>> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
>>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
>>>
>>> Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
>>> have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
>>> diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be
>>> that it escaped from captivity?
>>>
>>> Larry
>>>
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> Subject: Dryden to Ithaca trail....time to vote again.
> From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 11:17:40 -0400
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>> http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376/
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> Subject: Goslings @ MNWR
> From: John VanNiel <John.VanNiel...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 18:10:48 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 4
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>
> ?Saw our FOY Canada Goose goslings along the wildlife Drive today, past the carpal tunnel.
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> Subject: Indigo Buntings
> From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 14:51:07 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> We have had a real treat recently. An adult INDIGO BUNTING has remained
> around our property for the past 4 days. This afternoon it was joined
> by a blotchy first-year male! Now the adult isn't lonely anymore!
>
> Larry
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> Subject: Hummingbird/ other birds
> From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 20:18:18 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> FOY RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, male, at my feeder now.
> Besides 2 B. Orioles eating oranges impaled on small tree branches near deck, 2 G. Catbirds are eating grape jelly I had originally put out for the Orioles. Second year I have seen that.
>
> While helping up & down Lansing Station Rd for our neighborhood clean up day, I heard a few B. Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, & Black Throated Green Warblers singing. Saw/heard a pair of American Redstarts, the first female of that sp. I have seen here. I also saw a little Chipping Sparrow bathing vigorously in a water-filled small ditch by a driveway.
> Didn't have binocs along since they get in way of picking up & carrying junque, plus it was raining steadily, so didn't get to look at some other birds present in the gloom.
>
> Donna Scott
> Lansing
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> Subject: Franklin's Gull Broome County Dorchester Park/Whitney Point Dam Area May 6th, 2017
> From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 17:11:39 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> This morning Jim Hoteling found a strange gull with a hood and red bill at
> Dorchester Park Whitney Point Dam area. Initial thoughts were a LAUGHING
> GULL since we have had one before here. George Chiu got up there before me
> and he was thinking FRANKLIN'S GULL instead. As I was about 5 minutes away
> I get a text with the dreaded "the bird flew". How many times does this
> happen to you? Anyway, George and Jim tracked the bird as it flew over the
> dam and dropped. The Whitney Point Elementary School with its ball fields
> are on the other side. So I went there instead of Dorchester and when I saw
> bunch of RING-BILLED GULLs on the ball field my excitement peaked, and it
> was an easy find. I noticed the thick eye-rings first, smaller bill and
> size and I agreed with George's assessment. Looked good for a FRANKLIN'S
> GULL, a first county ebird record and possibly first county record!!! I
> texted an image to an all-out expert I know from the Cornell Lab of
> Ornithology and he also agreed.
>
> Images can be found here...
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36586894
>
> The bird was foraging and eating a bunch of earthworms. He was having a
> feast since it was very wet and there were earthworms all over. Then the
> bird started vocalizing which was really neat. I have never heard a FRGU
> before, certainly different than LAGU. Then the bird took off alone and
> flew back over the dam toward Dorchester Park. I went back there, refound
> the bird, the bird didn't stay there long and it then took off and flew
> around me for a few minutes I got some audio recordings which was really
> neat. The bird flew north toward Upper Lisle County Park. I got it in my
> scope and watched it until he was out of sight. The bird did not take off
> that high as it stayed below the ridge line. So I went to Upper Lisle and
> searched all places I know that gulls hang out and didn't find any gulls at
> all. Hopefully, it will come back later today or tomorrow. The bird
> certainly was finding a lot of food!!
>
> Dave Nicosia
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
> From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 17:41:04 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> I was visiting a friend's house just north of Dean's Cove about 2:30 this misty afternoon, enjoying the hundreds of swallows circling just inches above the water. The cove stream spilled out a plume of silt-laden rainwater that stretched north toward us along the shore. Out beyond it, Loons were diving here and there, and popping up anywhere else.
>
> Then a group of six (!) Red-necked Grebes in various stages of breeding plumage appeared. They were close, only 50' - 100' from shore, fishing and paddling their unhurried way north. Really splendid afternoon!
>
> -Geo
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Audio Clips of Franklin's Gull Broome Co Today
> From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
> Date: Sat, 6 May 2017 17:57:38 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> see ebird checklist http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36587033
>
> Dave Nicosia
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: RE: Goslings @ MNWR
> From: Marty Schlabach <mls5...>
> Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 00:49:06 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 10
>
> Yes, we saw 7 goslings in that area yesterday.
>
> One of them seemed to have mobility issues and seemed to be stuck on its belly, not able to get its feet under it. The parents kept trying to lead the goslings away, but that one little guy just couldn't walk. We thought it might be deformed or something that was preventing it from walking. The adults would return to it, when they saw it wasn't following. But, suddenly it was walking along with the others, so we weren't sure what prevented it from following before.
>
> --Marty Schlabach
>
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> Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 2:11 PM
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>
>
> ?Saw our FOY Canada Goose goslings along the wildlife Drive today, past the carpal tunnel.
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> Subject: RE: Hummingbird/ other birds
> From: Marty Schlabach <mls5...>
> Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 00:51:57 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 11
>
> For years, we’ve put out orange halves for the orioles, but never had an oriole feed from one. This year we put out grape jelly, and so far no orioles have come to the feeder, even though we have seen and heard them. But, today we had a mockingbird feeding from the grape jelly.
>
> --Marty Schlabach
> Interlaken
>
> From: <bounce-121506398-3494012...> [mailto:<bounce-121506398-3494012...>] On Behalf Of Donna Lee Scott
> Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 4:18 PM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/ other birds
>
> FOY RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, male, at my feeder now.
> Besides 2 B. Orioles eating oranges impaled on small tree branches near deck, 2 G. Catbirds are eating grape jelly I had originally put out for the Orioles. Second year I have seen that.
>
> While helping up & down Lansing Station Rd for our neighborhood clean up day, I heard a few B. Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, & Black Throated Green Warblers singing. Saw/heard a pair of American Redstarts, the first female of that sp. I have seen here. I also saw a little Chipping Sparrow bathing vigorously in a water-filled small ditch by a driveway.
> Didn't have binocs along since they get in way of picking up & carrying junque, plus it was raining steadily, so didn't get to look at some other birds present in the gloom.
>
> Donna Scott
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Date: 5/7/17 6:14 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Brant Seneca Lake State Park
21 Brant on Lake West End of Seneca Lake State Park 9 a.m.

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Date: 5/6/17 5:52 pm
From: Marty Schlabach <mls5...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/ other birds
For years, we’ve put out orange halves for the orioles, but never had an oriole feed from one. This year we put out grape jelly, and so far no orioles have come to the feeder, even though we have seen and heard them. But, today we had a mockingbird feeding from the grape jelly.

--Marty Schlabach
Interlaken

From: <bounce-121506398-3494012...> [mailto:<bounce-121506398-3494012...>] On Behalf Of Donna Lee Scott
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 4:18 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/ other birds

FOY RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, male, at my feeder now.
Besides 2 B. Orioles eating oranges impaled on small tree branches near deck, 2 G. Catbirds are eating grape jelly I had originally put out for the Orioles. Second year I have seen that.

While helping up & down Lansing Station Rd for our neighborhood clean up day, I heard a few B. Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, & Black Throated Green Warblers singing. Saw/heard a pair of American Redstarts, the first female of that sp. I have seen here. I also saw a little Chipping Sparrow bathing vigorously in a water-filled small ditch by a driveway.
Didn't have binocs along since they get in way of picking up & carrying junque, plus it was raining steadily, so didn't get to look at some other birds present in the gloom.

Donna Scott
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Date: 5/6/17 5:49 pm
From: Marty Schlabach <mls5...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Goslings @ MNWR
Yes, we saw 7 goslings in that area yesterday.

One of them seemed to have mobility issues and seemed to be stuck on its belly, not able to get its feet under it. The parents kept trying to lead the goslings away, but that one little guy just couldn't walk. We thought it might be deformed or something that was preventing it from walking. The adults would return to it, when they saw it wasn't following. But, suddenly it was walking along with the others, so we weren't sure what prevented it from following before.

--Marty Schlabach

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?Saw our FOY Canada Goose goslings along the wildlife Drive today, past the carpal tunnel.

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Date: 5/6/17 2:41 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
I was visiting a friend's house just north of Dean's Cove about 2:30 this misty afternoon, enjoying the hundreds of swallows circling just inches above the water. The cove stream spilled out a plume of silt-laden rainwater that stretched north toward us along the shore. Out beyond it, Loons were diving here and there, and popping up anywhere else.

Then a group of six (!) Red-necked Grebes in various stages of breeding plumage appeared. They were close, only 50' - 100' from shore, fishing and paddling their unhurried way north. Really splendid afternoon!

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Date: 5/6/17 1:18 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird/ other birds
FOY RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, male, at my feeder now.
Besides 2 B. Orioles eating oranges impaled on small tree branches near deck, 2 G. Catbirds are eating grape jelly I had originally put out for the Orioles. Second year I have seen that.

While helping up & down Lansing Station Rd for our neighborhood clean up day, I heard a few B. Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, & Black Throated Green Warblers singing. Saw/heard a pair of American Redstarts, the first female of that sp. I have seen here. I also saw a little Chipping Sparrow bathing vigorously in a water-filled small ditch by a driveway.
Didn't have binocs along since they get in way of picking up & carrying junque, plus it was raining steadily, so didn't get to look at some other birds present in the gloom.

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Date: 5/6/17 11:51 am
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Indigo Buntings
We have had a real treat recently. An adult INDIGO BUNTING has remained
around our property for the past 4 days. This afternoon it was joined
by a blotchy first-year male! Now the adult isn't lonely anymore!

Larry

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Date: 5/6/17 11:11 am
From: John VanNiel <John.VanNiel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Goslings @ MNWR

?Saw our FOY Canada Goose goslings along the wildlife Drive today, past the carpal tunnel.

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Date: 5/6/17 8:18 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail....time to vote again.


>
> http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376/
>
>> On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...> wrote:
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Date: 5/6/17 5:48 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
I am not sure what specific berries we lacked during winter that would contribute, but of course, purple finches and house finches could have been influenced by diets south of here.

On the other hand, it appears that carotenoids that end up purple-red are the result of conversion of yellower pigments into purple or, in other species, cardinal-red.

Here is a news report on a few papers cited at the bottom: https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html

Genetic differences (defects perhaps) can result in yellow cardinals and perhaps the yellow-orange of finches. Even in the classic house finch story, Kevin McGraw and others have shown that differences between males are not just dietary, but result from their genetically influenced abilities to sequester and then push the carotenoids into their feathers. Conversions within carotenoid biochemical structures happen along the way, so that different species eating similar carotenoids end up with different plumage color. So the simple idea that brighter males were better at gathering carotenoid-rich foods turns out to be too simple. And females sharing these “sequester more carotenoid” genes put more into their egg yolks, which may protect rapidly growing embryos from free radicals.

Now—why one would suddenly get some genetically odd purple and house finches in the same spring…I have no idea!

And this is probably way more than anyone wanted to know!

Anne
Current Biology, Lopes, Johnson, and Toomey et al.: "Genetic Basis for Red Coloration in Birds" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30401-8 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930401-8> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076>
Current Biology, Mundy and Stapley et al.: "Red Ketocarotenoid Pigmentation in the Zebra Finch Is Controlled by a Cytochrome P450 Gene Cluster" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30400-6 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930400-6> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047>

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html#jCp <https://phys.org/news/2016-05-genes-enable-birds-red.html#jCp>
Current Biology, Lopes, Johnson, and Toomey et al.: "Genetic Basis for Red Coloration in Birds" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30401-8 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930401-8> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.076>
Current Biology, Mundy and Stapley et al.: "Red Ketocarotenoid Pigmentation in the Zebra Finch Is Controlled by a Cytochrome P450 Gene Cluster" www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30400-6 <http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930400-6> / dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.047>

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> On May 5, 2017, at 6:17 PM, Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> wrote:
>
> I would imagine no one can be surprised at poor condition in these birds this year with the dearth of carotenoid source fruits and berries over this past fall and winter. This would not be permanent but could be corrected with better diet, correct Kevin?
>
> Thx
>
> Linda Orkin
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On May 5, 2017, at 5:23 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> <mailto:<kjm2...>> wrote:
>
>> No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.
>>
>>
>> But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663 <https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663>.
>>
>>
>> Best,
>>
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>>
>>
>> Kevin J. McGowan
>> Project Manager
>> Distance Learning in Bird Biology
>> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
>> Ithaca, NY 14850
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>>
>>
>> From: <bounce-121504884-3493952...> <mailto:<bounce-121504884-3493952...> <bounce-121504884-3493952...> <mailto:<bounce-121504884-3493952...>> on behalf of W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> <mailto:<wlh2...>>
>> Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:53 PM
>> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
>>
>> Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
>> have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
>> diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be
>> that it escaped from captivity?
>>
>> Larry
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Date: 5/6/17 4:46 am
From: <khmo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
I'm always amazed at the differences between here and the Ithaca area.
Over the years we have encountered very few yellow HOFI, probably less
than a handful. Purple Finch yellowish plumes on the other hand were not
at all unusual, and as Linda points out, in the drier years.

Other differences are in stopover times for a few species as compared to
John Confer's data. We get month long stopovers in both migrations of
Eastern White-crowned Sparrows and maybe a few days at most with Fix
Sparrow while it's just the reverse with John.

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On 2017-05-05 21:23, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:

> No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.
>
> But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663 [1].
>
> Best,
>
> Kevin
>
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> Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
> have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
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> that it escaped from captivity?
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Date: 5/5/17 3:31 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
Right. These feathers will last until the next molt, but if the bird is getting a better diet then, it will grow in more red ones. But, it's stuck with these yellow ones until the next molt, probably the end of the summer.


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From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 6:17 PM
To: Kevin J. McGowan
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L; W Larry Hymes
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

I would imagine no one can be surprised at poor condition in these birds this year with the dearth of carotenoid source fruits and berries over this past fall and winter. This would not be permanent but could be corrected with better diet, correct Kevin?

Thx

Linda Orkin

Sent from my iPhone

On May 5, 2017, at 5:23 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...><mailto:<kjm2...>> wrote:


No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.


But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663.


Best,


Kevin



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Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:53 PM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be
that it escaped from captivity?

Larry

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Date: 5/5/17 3:17 pm
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
I would imagine no one can be surprised at poor condition in these birds this year with the dearth of carotenoid source fruits and berries over this past fall and winter. This would not be permanent but could be corrected with better diet, correct Kevin?

Thx

Linda Orkin

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 5, 2017, at 5:23 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> wrote:
>
> No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.
>
>
> But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663.
>
>
> Best,
>
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
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> Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
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> diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be
> that it escaped from captivity?
>
> Larry
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Date: 5/5/17 2:30 pm
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
Chris Wood found three breeding-plumaged Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake today, on a perfect "Dryden Lake day," with cold winds and rain in May. They were still present at about 4:00 pm this afternoon. Also, Bank, Barn, and Tree swallows circling low over the water in good numbers, also, totally typical for a day like today.


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Date: 5/5/17 2:23 pm
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No, the most likely explanation is that it is a young male in relatively poor condition. The captive experiments showed that poor diet makes for more yellow and less red birds. Those ideas apply to wild birds, as well. Yellowish House Finches are relatively common. I usually see a few each year.


But, since you brought up the topic. I had occasion the other day to see the same phenomenon (I am guessing) in PURPLE Finches, which I don't think I've ever seen before. Photos of a yellowish male coming to my feeder can be seen at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35976663.


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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
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Date: 5/5/17 1:54 pm
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch
Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
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Date: 5/5/17 12:55 pm
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow House Finch
A couple days ago we had a *yellow* HOUSE FINCH show up at our feeders.
I understand that male house finches can have red, yellow, or orange
color. But how common (uncommon) is this?

Also, we had our first *female* ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK today.

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Date: 5/5/17 12:18 pm
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Heads up from the Crow People: West Nile Virus and nests
Dear Cayuga-birders,

WEST NILE VIRUS already diagnosed in our crows!!! :-((((((
We who follow the crows want to report that Vet Pathology has just diagnosed West Nile Virus as cause of death of a crow in Cayuga Heights, in late April. Another diagnosis is pending , but to be honest, this one is an even more classic case of West Nile Virus. The first was a female incubating her clutch of eggs. The two crows lived within a few houses of each other, although were not in the same family group. Our previous early record was the first week of June,which was followed by our first strong outbreak in 2002.

Take this as a warning that mosquitoes must have overwintered well in our urban/suburban areas and some are carrying WNV. And if you have had WNV deaths among crows in your area before, this is an indication that emerging mosquitoes may already be carrying it. The culprits are Culex pipiens, the dusk-biting house mosquito, that reproduces in rain-filled gutters, bird baths, flower pot bases, etc. They love warm, small, somewhat putrid water bodies.


As a second point, only somewhat related to this: We would appreciate any information leading to the discovery of a crow’s nest! New this year: one of my graduate students has begun a study of FISH CROWS, and we are thus particularly interested in Fish Crow nests. . So far we have found two, both with banded fish crows as members of the pair. Very exciting, but we need more—both Fish Crows and American Crows! Also with John Confer, we are busy documenting Merlin displacement-takeovers of crow nests. So far we have two of those, on Fish Crow and one American Crow nest. I am also very interested in data on rural American Crow nests. Alerts can be sent to me or to Kevin, by phone or email.

Thanks for help on the latter points and take note of the former point!

However unpopular it makes me, I am hoping for a cold May-June to hold back the mosquito populations.

Anne


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Date: 5/5/17 12:16 pm
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....
Thanks Lea. I'm not at work today so I forgot. Good to have a lot of us bring proactive.

Linda.

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> On May 5, 2017, at 2:53 PM, Lea LSF <leaelleseff...> wrote:
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Date: 5/5/17 11:54 am
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....
Just did it, and will do it every day when I am reminded. Reminders like
this popping up in mailboxes are helpful!

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Date: 5/5/17 9:31 am
From: Laura J. Heisey <ljh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat in Cornell's Wee Stinky Glen
The one day I didn't carry my binoculars! I've never heard a Common Yellowthroat anywhere near there.

It was singing from the honeysuckle bushes along the creek south of the stone footbridge, at ~11:45 this morning. I didn't have time to stick around and get a look at it.

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Date: 5/5/17 7:18 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden's first bio blitz is coming up
Cayuga Birders, please consider helping out with this event on May 13th.
Contact info is provided at the bottom of the message.


The First Dryden BioBlitz!

Have you ever wanted to know what lives in our wonderful Dryden Middle and
High School natural areas? We are going to attempt to identify as many
species as possible on the school property in one day. Our BioBlitz will
take place on Saturday May 13th from about 6 am to 6 pm. You and your
families are welcome to attend as many or as few hours as you can. We may
even extend the search to include some hours at night to search for owls.

BioBlitz events have been conducted all over the world the late 1990’s.
They are an attempt to identify and describe the biodiversity of a
particular area in a short amount of time (no more than 24 hours). Some of
these events have been sponsored by National Geographic, some by
universities, and some by national parks. We will conduct the first
BioBlitz in Upstate NY!

If you love nature, put this event on your calendar and come help our
effort. The event is open to teachers, students and their families, and
community members who are interested in observing and identifying organisms
in our woods, fields, streams, and ponds. We will be uploading our data to
a website called iNaturalist to share with the larger community of
scientists studying biodiversity.

For more information and to express an interest in participating, please
get in touch with Carole Erslev at <cerslev1...> If you have
particular expertise in identifying certain kinds of organisms, please let
me know.
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Date: 5/5/17 6:41 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Meeting regarding Sister Bird Club Network
Hello Cayuga Birders,

A group of people who are interested in this Network and especially who are
interested in planning a trip to Honduras to meet with other clubs will get
together at 2pm on this Sunday the 7th of May. If you are interested in
attending, respond to my email privately and I'll provide you with the
location and other details.

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Date: 5/4/17 12:18 pm
From: <clr82...> <clr82...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club May meeting
Next Monday, May 8, will be our last regular monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird Club for this semester. [Note: In June, we normally have a picnic/bird walk. Look for details.]
Speaker: Dan Ardia, Associate Professor, Franklin and MarshallCollege, Lancaster, PA; Dept. of Biology
Presentation: From PA to Africa: Chickadees in Forest Fragments & House Sparrows in Africa Dan will discuss two projects likely to change how you watch local birds. The first looks at movement and survival of Carolina chickadees in forest fragments in central PA. Chickadees ten to fall into two categories: active birds that move from feeder to feeder and less active birds that spend more of their time at the same feeder. The second project studies how invasive house sparrows spread across Africa. Two field expeditions (Kenya and Senegal) reveal interesting differences in which birds are at the leading edge of the expansion and how they differ in behavior. Expect interesting pictures and videos and new perspectives on two common birds.
The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. All are welcome.Members are invited to join Dan Ardia for dinner at the Taste of Thai Express (Rt. 13N downtown) just before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Colleen Richards at <clr82...> by noon Monday so reservations can be made.Have a great weekend.
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Date: 5/4/17 8:16 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....
Each of us can vote EACH day till May 12.
>
> Vote people...it's easy. Imagine the Jim Shug trail in Dryden extended to
> intersect with Ithaca trails!!
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Date: 5/4/17 6:52 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Waterthrush, Wood Thrush
I saw a WATERTHRUSH at a tiny mud bank in my slow moving stream in my messy little woods near house. So i concluded it was a Northern due to habitat. Could not see it long. FOY for sp. & first time i have seen one in yard.
While skulking around trying to re-find it, I was happy to hear a FOY WOOD THRUSH singing in the usual area uphill in the woods across road from house. Ruby Crowned Kinglet working the thickets by road, too.

Heard Rose Breasted Grosbeak singing across road, & watched songster B. Oriole eating both orange , and suet at back deck feeder area. glad to see Carolina Wren there, too, since I haven't seen them in sev. weeks.

Donna Scott
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Date: 5/4/17 6:23 am
From: Andrew David Miller <andrew.miller...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeak
A female evening grosbeak was at our feeder station for about an hour this morning. Other nesting birds that have returned to their usual territory on or near our property in the last couple of days include chestnut-sided warbler, ovenbird, wood thrush, Baltimore oriole, and rose-breasted grosbeak (multiple males and females).


Cheers-

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Freeville NY


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Date: 5/4/17 5:36 am
From: Brad Walker <bmw38...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants
New migrants today included Indigo Bunting near the powerline cut,
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and a MOURNING WARBLER
that sang several phrases near the powerline cut. I was not able to locate
it.

Also, on Tuesday I had the Great Horned Owl getting mobbed by American
Crows near the East Trail map. The trees are beginning to leaf out so it's
getting harder to see into its roosting area.

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Date: 5/4/17 5:04 am
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Wednesday
Started our day of investigating the nooks and cranies of the refuge by
observing Dave Nicosia doing his best Jim Cantore imitation while
simultaneously wind sheltering, hanging on to his tripod and counting
peeps at the visitors center. That's peep dedication!

We'll add a few items to his observations. Highlights were watching the
mating of a pair of Sandhills at Eaton and an interesting interaction
between a dominant Canada and two TVs in the middle of the wildlife
drive. Sadly, before that was resolved, one of those tour the refuge at
30mph cars came through and broke up the match. We wondered if the
Sandhill mating might indicate an intent to nest around Eaton Marsh?

The drive was loaded with Gallinules and PB Grebes. Counted 14 of the
former there and more later on at Van Dyne Spoor Rd where many Anax
junius were also flying. Great Egrets in several areas, a Green Heron at
Carncross, 6 Trumpeters, GW Teal, Woodies and Shovelers as well. A Grey
Ghost and a hen Harrier hunting the drive just before the construction
block and a dark phase Red-tail at Carncross joined the myriad of eagles
and Osprey. Always a highlight were three Black Terns on the drive.

We had 2 snipe at Carncross and many Greater Yellowlegs all over as well
as several Solitary Sanpipers bobbing through the marsh edges. As Dave
reported there were many Caspians, especially at the mucklands and we
had 6 Common Tern on the drive and at the other areas.

Purple Martin pairs in residence at the visitors center condo as well as
a single uppity House Sparrow. Thousands of Tree and Barn Swallows all
the way up the west side of Cayuga as well as the refuge areas. Warblers
were thin with Yellow, Chestnut-sided and Redstart predominating. Swamp
Sparrows were in a couple of marshes. Ended the odyssey around 5 PM with
55 species. A visit to Bass Pro for new boots (the marshes were quite
wet) completed the day.

John and Sue

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Date: 5/3/17 6:10 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today 5-3-2017
All,

Took a day trip to Montezuma and vicinity.
Started at Visitor's Center and the place was
pretty much void of shorebirds. Just a small
grouping of about 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS.
There could have been more as many were hidden in
the grass by the edge of the swamp.
I heard a SORA with its calls here too among others.
A nice CASPIAN TERN flew right over head
and I had my camera ready to go.

My list is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36508278

Next stop was the Mucklands and there still
is a lot of waterfowl and gulls. I had quite a few
BONAPARTE'S GULLs but didn't refind the LITTLE GULL.
I didn't really find many shorebirds. Highlight for me
were 54 CASPIAN TERNS loafing in two groups one on
each side of the road.

see: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36511569

Next stop was Carncross Road and again there was
a nice gathering of CASPIAN TERNS loafing here.
I counted 51 this time. Carncross is looking interesting
as there were many many yellowlegs of both species
in the flooded corn stubble. The corn stubble made it hard to
find all the birds. I did manage to get on 2 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS and 1 LEAST. Undoubtedly there
are more birds here, they were hard to see at midday too
with the sun at my face. The wind didn't help either.
If the water levels remain the same or drop some, this
could be a great place like previous springs.

see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36512868

Last stop was wildlife drive. Highlight was a continuing
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER at Eaton Marsh.
Also 2 SANDHILL CRANES at Eaton as well.

see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36516018

Best,

Dave Nicosia

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Date: 5/3/17 3:07 pm
From: Heidi King <hbardyking...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Redstart & RB Grosbeak
When going out to check the mail, I was rewarded with a good look at a
female American Redstart and male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.



Heidi King
Goodrich Hill, Caroline

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Date: 5/3/17 2:55 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt
For me, FOY EASTERN KINGBIRD as well as at least 2 BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHERS in Salt Point.

Donna Scott
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Date: 5/3/17 11:01 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
Just as a hint on an easy way to do this. If you leave the tab open in your
browser on your computer you can just refresh it each day and vote again.

Linda

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> wrote:

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>
> Linda Orkin
> Ithaca, NY
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>> Just voted again.
>>
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Date: 5/3/17 11:00 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Carncross rd Pectoral Sandpipers
Loads of yellowlegs both species in the flooded cornfield. There were at
least 2 pectoral sandpipers too along with one least sandpiper. There could
be more species as lighting was bad and winds just hampered my efforts.

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Date: 5/3/17 9:25 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Sanderlings and jaeger
This morning, Jeremy Collison and I were excited to see that Bob's
basic-plumage SANDERLINGS had reappeared on the beach at Myers Point after
they made their mysterious disappearance yesterday. We were even more
excited when I spotted an adult PARASITIC JAEGER zipping north low over the
lake while scanning from the marina. Other birds of note included CLIFF
SWALLOW and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

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The male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was still in the central part of the
Hawthorn Orchard in the evening yesterday, along with a nice ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER along the north side. Today migrants seem subdued, although the
Swan Pen at Stewart Park was typically abound with Palm (14+),
Yellow-rumped (30+), and Yellow (9+) warblers.

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Date: 5/3/17 8:00 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
Each of us can vote EACH day till May 12.

Vote people...it's easy. Imagine the Jim Shug trail in Dryden extended to
intersect with Ithaca trails!!

http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376/

Linda Orkin
Ithaca, NY

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> Just voted again.
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Date: 5/3/17 6:55 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] More arrivals
Yesterday I saw & heard a male B ORIOLE in my apple tree. Tho i now have put out oranges on tree branches & dish of jelly, have not seen him.
Yesterday evening I had 3 male ROSE BR. GROSBEAKS eating sunflower seeds at back yd feeders.
Now today i think I have a 4th individual because this guy, tho all back white & rosy as for a male, has a rather spotty head with remnants of a white eyebrow or line on each side of head.
While outside early today, replenishing birdfood in front yard, saw 5 CEDAR WAXWINGS eating the petals of apple blossoms. Watched for awhile & they ate a lot of petals.
Something new every day!

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Lansing
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Date: 5/3/17 6:01 am
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting
When I looked out our kitchen windows, I noticed a good-sized flock of
sparrows. As I proceeded to count their numbers, my eye picked up on a
"blue patch" in the grass. Turned out to be our foy INDIGO BUNTING.
Hope it sticks around for a little while. They typically pop in and
then pop out.

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Date: 5/2/17 5:29 pm
From: Sara Jane Hymes <sjh4...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] turkey
A friend sent me a photo of a tom Turkey who was strutting through her yard off of Pleasant Grove Rd. I don’t recall m/any reports of turkey within the city of Ithaca/Lansing recently. A pleasant surprise for all concerned.
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Date: 5/2/17 3:03 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Virginia Rail
West Danby this evening: I found a Virginia Rail as usual in the little marsh on Hillview Road beside the old county landfill. Others are likely to be present nearby, like in the Cayuga Inlet headwater marsh just west of the landfill cap, along abandoned Center Schoolhouse Road.

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Date: 5/2/17 11:09 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] hummer!
Here's the link on Amazon.


https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BUEPBEA/ref=ox_sc_
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> Do you have the bird tape on your window? I just got it and am putting it
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Date: 5/2/17 11:08 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] How many Rose-breasted Grosbeaks?
I have suspected that the red pattern and the variation in black-to-brown coloration on the wings made many individual Rose-breasted Grosbeaks distinguishable. This year I decided to try to take digital images of every RBGR that I saw that perched on the feeder at a position so that I could photograph its front and, if possible, also its side. So far I've downloaded sets of images for 10 RBGR that perched appropriately. After examining/comparing the images of the first 10 birds, 9 of them were distinctly different individuals. We only saw two males at a time so without a photo album I would have only counted 2 males, plus two females also. I'm still making my photo album of them, and repeats are still uncommon. Who knows how many it will add up to.

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Date: 5/2/17 10:47 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] hummer!
Do you have the bird tape on your window? I just got it and am putting it
up.

Linda Orkin
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Date: 5/2/17 10:44 am
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks and a Yellow Warbler
I heard the Bobolinks for the first time this year this morning. Don't
know if I've previously been sleeping through their boingy songs or if
they've just arrived. I've yet to see or hear a warbler.

Melanie in Freeville

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Date: 5/2/17 10:39 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
Just voted again.

http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376/

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Date: 5/2/17 10:33 am
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] hummer!
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Date: 5/2/17 10:06 am
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 2 May 2017 - Golden-winged Warbler
This morning, while birding the Hawthorn Orchard, I came upon a silently foraging adult male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER. This bird was located in the Southwest portion of the Hawthorn Orchard, about 100 yards to the East of the single shagbark hickory tree in the SW area. After messaging the Cayuga RBA GroupMe, Jay McGowan relocated the bird in the same general area as before. While Jay was there, it was joined by a singing Blue-winged Warbler. Soon after, the Golden-winged Warbler also sang. Jay got pictures and some audio documentation of this bird. Later, I ran into Ann Mitchell, Gary Kohlenberg, and Ken Kemphues, who all came from successfully seeing and hearing the Golden-winged Warbler, all in the same spot.

Just a heads-up that the hawthorns and other plants are leaving out nicely and the birds are harvesting Tortricid moth larvae from the hawthorn leaf clusters. This could turn out to be a banner year at the Hawthorn Orchard. The plants and insects are about a good 10+ days ahead of schedule at this spot.

Good birding!

Sincerely,
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Date: 5/2/17 9:25 am
From: <tess...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] flock o' warblers - corection
Apparently I got too excited: I meant *Golden-_Winged_ Warbler,* which I
think is warbler species 26 for our yard. (It's golden crown made a big
impression on me ... .)

Thanks, Janet -

Alicia

On 5/2/2017 11:52 AM, Janet Akin wrote:
> Golden Crowned Warbler?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 2, 2017, at 11:15 AM, <tess...> <mailto:<tess...>>
> <tess...> <mailto:<tess...>> wrote:
>
>> This morning saw a wee bump in migrants to our yard (southwest town
>> of Ovid). In addition to the small flocks of YR Warblers, RC
>> Kinglets, and WT Sparrows that have dominated the soundscape here for
>> the past several days today we found 2-3 *RB Grosbeaks,* 2-4
>> *Orioles*, and some smaller birds that have been gleaning the oak
>> tassles & apple blossoms: 1 *BH Vireo*, 2 *BG Gnatcatchers*;2 *BT
>> Green*, 1 *Yellow*, 1 *Nashville*, and 1 *Chestnut-Sided Warblers* -
>> and briefly (15 seconds) but vividly and very well seen, a new
>> yardbird: a beautiful, silent male *Golden Crowned Warbler*. The GC
>> Warbler was below the birds in the oak trees, about 6' up in an apple
>> sapling that was in bloom, checking out the blossoms for something,
>> and obligingly stayed in full view until a male cardinal flew in next
>> to him and the warbler darted away.
>>
>> It was pretty birdy here this for such a cool, damp, overcast & windy
>> day, but we often have good birds after thunderstorms pass through
>> since (I think?) birds get spun off Seneca Lake and need a place to
>> touch down.
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Date: 5/2/17 9:21 am
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rose- breasted Grosbeak
I just saw my first ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at my feeders. Earlier today and yesterday there were two PINE SISKIN also present. Happy spring!!
Ann

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Date: 5/2/17 8:57 am
From: Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
None of the sites I've checked mention Bill Staines' cover, but check the complete lyrics to the "Black Fly Song" here:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/the-black-fly-song-emc/

Sandra

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They really are black flies, and they bite!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_fly

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Date: 5/2/17 8:51 am
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings at Myers
I checked the spit at Myers around 8 this morning especially to look for any migrating birds forced down by yesterdays storm. I passed Jay on the way in and, because he did not signal anything unusual, I wasnt expecting much. One of the resident SPOTTED SANDPIPERS flew up the creek as I drove up. And there was the usual congregation of Ring-billed and Herring Gulls both on the spit and the woody debris just offshore - accompanied by several Double-crested Cormorants. A Killdeer was giving alarm calls from the beach. Going to check it out, I spotted first one, then a second SANDERLING running along the shoreline - first north, then south, under the new swimming dock and beyond. I called Jay to come back and settled in to keep an eye on them. Unfortunately, I got distracted by my eBird app as I tried to enter the mornings birds. When I finally looked up, the Sanderlings were gone.

I am new to the eBird-app-on-phone thing and, while I find it handy, it is also addicting (and distracting)! So I have to figure out some sort of work flow that doesnt detract from actually looking for and observing birds.

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Date: 5/2/17 8:26 am
From: Sandy Podulka <sgp4...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
They really are black flies, and they bite!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_fly

I think the term "gnat" is kind of a lay term that people use for
small flying things that annoy them, which would certainly include
those dreaded black flies, which I try really hard to view as "bird
food" and "what brings the warblers in spring." (But I rarely succeed.)

"Gnats" officially come in many varieties, such as Fungus Gnats and
Wood Gnats, which look nothing like black flies. Scroll down through
this link to see the various groups of flies.
http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/22226

Sandy Podulka

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Date: 5/2/17 8:16 am
From: <tess...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] flock o' warblers - finally!
This morning saw a wee bump in migrants to our yard (southwest town of
Ovid). In addition to the small flocks of YR Warblers, RC Kinglets, and
WT Sparrows that have dominated the soundscape here for the past several
days today we found 2-3 *RB Grosbeaks,* 2-4 *Orioles*, and some smaller
birds that have been gleaning the oak tassles & apple blossoms: 1 *BH
Vireo*, 2 *BG Gnatcatchers*;2 *BT Green*, 1 *Yellow*, 1 *Nashville*, and
1 *Chestnut-Sided Warblers* - and briefly (15 seconds) but vividly and
very well seen, a new yardbird: a beautiful, silent male *Golden Crowned
Warbler*. The GC Warbler was below the birds in the oak trees, about 6'
up in an apple sapling that was in bloom, checking out the blossoms for
something, and obligingly stayed in full view until a male cardinal flew
in next to him and the warbler darted away.

It was pretty birdy here this for such a cool, damp, overcast & windy
day, but we often have good birds after thunderstorms pass through since
(I think?) birds get spun off Seneca Lake and need a place to touch down.

Alicia


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Date: 5/2/17 8:14 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...
My guide to birds of Europe says Redwing breeds in Scotland and winters in the rest of Britain. I'm sure it's a fun bird to see, but it would not make headlines. Their red is on the sides and wing lining. The Redwing shows actual white on the brow and chin. Female Red-winged Blackbirds are more tawny on the brow to even orange on the lores and chin, as shown in the photos in the article. Like other of our common birds, the female Red-winged Blackbird is a good bird to study to think about details of plumage.
--Dave Nutter

> On May 2, 2017, at 10:49 AM, Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1...> wrote:
>
> To clarify (or to add to the confusion), there is a migratory thrush in Europe that goes by the name of REDWING. It is not clear to me that the bird in the report from Scotland is a Redwinged BLACKBIRD. The REDWING looks superficially like the female blackbird, being brown, sort of stripey, and showing a white eye-line. It may be unusual or even rare in Scotland, causing some excitement. BTW, the Redwing is in the same family (turdus) as the American Robin. Glad to be of help.
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Date: 5/2/17 8:02 am
From: <khmo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
Please answer publically as we have also been confused. We believe these
local, pesky critters are gnats but black flies are now our in numbers
in the ADK. Would love to know how to tell the difference.

Our very scientific method is that the gnats bite me but black flies
don't while Sue is a favorite meal for the latter when we are in the
mountains. ;-)

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Date: 5/2/17 7:57 am
From: Scott Haber <scotthaber1...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...
The original article correctly identifies the bird in question as a
Red-winged Blackbird and includes several diagnostic photos from Scottish
birders. I'm not sure why there's been any "confusion".

-Scott

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> Europe that goes by the name of REDWING. It is not clear to me that the
> bird in the report from Scotland is a Redwinged BLACKBIRD. The REDWING
> looks superficially like the female blackbird, being brown, sort of
> stripey, and showing a white eye-line. It may be unusual or even rare in
> Scotland, causing some excitement. BTW, the Redwing is in the same
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Date: 5/2/17 7:52 am
From: Laurie Roe <roelaur...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] checking, what insect is all about our faces now?
Hi all, I always thought this little black flying insect around my face as
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Date: 5/2/17 7:49 am
From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...
To clarify (or to add to the confusion), there is a migratory thrush in
Europe that goes by the name of REDWING. It is not clear to me that the
bird in the report from Scotland is a Redwinged BLACKBIRD. The REDWING
looks superficially like the female blackbird, being brown, sort of stripey,
and showing a white eye-line. It may be unusual or even rare in Scotland,
causing some excitement. BTW, the Redwing is in the same family (turdus) as
the American Robin. Glad to be of help.



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Date: 5/2/17 6:35 am
From: Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
I wanted you to know that I got the forwarded note from a Scots woman colleague whom I just showed a male Red-winged Blackbird to a couple weeks ago on a trip around the pond, presumably for her first time.
I hope the Scots who get to add the F to their life list are as thrilled as I was with the Tufted Duck a couple years ago.

And I still think we should all be called “twitchers”, the instinctive lurching and twisting motion made in response to peripheral activity, a far more accurate nickname than “birdwatchers” which implies there is a bird sitting still long enough to be watched. Like that ever happens!

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On May 2, 2017, at 09:22, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...><mailto:<nutter.dave...>> wrote:

Everyone knows what Red-winged Blackbirds are. They arrive here at the very start of Spring when there are still bouts of cold and snow to survive, causing general wonderment about their judgement. They fly, perch, and call conspicuously, establishing their territories. Their short, harsh song is among the best known by the general public. Their plumage is all black except for big, bold, red wing patches. They are obvious birds, well-named, and easy to ID. But those are just the males.

The females are a totally different story. They arrive a couple weeks later when people have stopped paying attention to the males. Females' most obvious association with the males is to be chased at high speed around marshes. Females act different, doing more skulking in marshes where they feed and nest. They are smaller than the males. They have no black. They have no red. When most people see a female Red-winged Blackbird, they think, "Oh, a stripy brown bird." Many people stop there, daunted by that category, while other folks are confused by finding not finding it among the sparrows. The name is no help at all. Identifying a female Red-winged Blackbird is a more complicated puzzle which birders memorize. It's also a reminder, whenever there is no obvious match for a brown bird, to check the field guide for females of various species, using shape and habitat as clues. And often birds' names are just distracting arbitrary words.

--Dave Nutter


On May 1, 2017, at 1:47 PM, Jody Enck <jodyenck...><mailto:<jodyenck...>> wrote:

Hi All,

Here's an opportunity to dust off your field guides (as many as you can find) and look at all the different plumages presented in those guides of Red-winged Blackbirds. Like many, many species of birds, males and females of Red-winged Blackbirds look quite different. The picture posted on the BBC website of the bird is a female. So, yes, this time of year about half the Red-winged Blackbirds out there really do look like this. As these are typically short-distant migrants, it is quite astounding that this bird made it all the way to Scotland. Even if it hop-scotched across Greenland and Iceland to get there, it is quite a feat for this bird. Very cool.

Jody

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Tom Hoard <tomhoard40...><mailto:<tomhoard40...>> wrote:
Maybe a juvenile?

Sent from my iPad

On May 1, 2017, at 11:36 AM, Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...><mailto:<sjk3...>> wrote:

Is that what they think a red-winged blackbird looks like? Or is it just a poor choice of illustration?

Sandra

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Subject: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Date: May 1, 2017 at 10:16:00 EDT


http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird
[https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/cpsprodpb/164D1/production/_95854319_p051n2tf.jpg]<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>

Red-winged blackbird spotted on North Ronaldsay - BBC News<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>
www.bbc.com<http://www.bbc.com/>
Birdwatchers are making their way to North Ronaldsay after what is claimed to be the first European sighting of a red-winged blackbird.


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Date: 5/2/17 6:23 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Everyone knows what Red-winged Blackbirds are. They arrive here at the very start of Spring when there are still bouts of cold and snow to survive, causing general wonderment about their judgement. They fly, perch, and call conspicuously, establishing their territories. Their short, harsh song is among the best known by the general public. Their plumage is all black except for big, bold, red wing patches. They are obvious birds, well-named, and easy to ID. But those are just the males.

The females are a totally different story. They arrive a couple weeks later when people have stopped paying attention to the males. Females' most obvious association with the males is to be chased at high speed around marshes. Females act different, doing more skulking in marshes where they feed and nest. They are smaller than the males. They have no black. They have no red. When most people see a female Red-winged Blackbird, they think, "Oh, a stripy brown bird." Many people stop there, daunted by that category, while other folks are confused by finding not finding it among the sparrows. The name is no help at all. Identifying a female Red-winged Blackbird is a more complicated puzzle which birders memorize. It's also a reminder, whenever there is no obvious match for a brown bird, to check the field guide for females of various species, using shape and habitat as clues. And often birds' names are just distracting arbitrary words.

--Dave Nutter


> On May 1, 2017, at 1:47 PM, Jody Enck <jodyenck...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Here's an opportunity to dust off your field guides (as many as you can find) and look at all the different plumages presented in those guides of Red-winged Blackbirds. Like many, many species of birds, males and females of Red-winged Blackbirds look quite different. The picture posted on the BBC website of the bird is a female. So, yes, this time of year about half the Red-winged Blackbirds out there really do look like this. As these are typically short-distant migrants, it is quite astounding that this bird made it all the way to Scotland. Even if it hop-scotched across Greenland and Iceland to get there, it is quite a feat for this bird. Very cool.
>
> Jody
>
>> On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Tom Hoard <tomhoard40...> wrote:
>> Maybe a juvenile?
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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>>> On May 1, 2017, at 11:36 AM, Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Is that what they think a red-winged blackbird looks like? Or is it just a poor choice of illustration?
>>>
>>>
>>> Sandra
>>>
>>>
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>>> From: <bounce-121484551-3493978...> [mailto:<bounce-121484551-3493978...>] On Behalf Of Chris R. Pelkie
>>> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 11:24 AM
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>>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
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>>> The things some people get excited about… (:-)
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>>> Subject: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
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>>> Date: May 1, 2017 at 10:16:00 EDT
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>>> http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird
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>>> Red-winged blackbird spotted on North Ronaldsay - BBC News
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>>> Birdwatchers are making their way to North Ronaldsay after what is claimed to be the first European sighting of a red-winged blackbird.
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Date: 5/2/17 5:57 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rosie is back!
Male ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAK just landed in trees overlooking back yard feeders. Now he is in sunflower seed feeder on back deck!

Donna Scott
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Date: 5/2/17 5:42 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Magnolia too
...and here's a Magnolia Warbler, also in its traditional nesting area.

-Geo


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Date: 5/2/17 5:35 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hooded Warbler
This morning a Hooded Warbler is back, singing in a traditional nesting area a couple hundred feet from my house (Tupper Road, West Danby)

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Date: 5/2/17 5:16 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] White Crowned Sparrow
At ground feeding area in my front yard. FOY for yard. Catbirds singing all over.

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Date: 5/2/17 5:02 am
From: Barbara B. Eden <beb1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] R/T Hawks in gorge by Stewart ave bridge next to fall creek drive
Just had fabulous looks this morning of the 2 little ones being fed

Barbara Eden

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Date: 5/2/17 4:48 am
From: Kenneth J. Kemphues <kjk1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Wood thrush
Wood thrush has returned to Hawthorn orchard

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Date: 5/1/17 9:23 pm
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese at the muck
Saw 5 snow geese close to the road just east of the potato building
along Rte. 31 Mon. about 5:45 p.m.. Sky was already getting dark before
the storm so I couldn't see much other than dozens of gulls.

At Mud Lock I saw one bald eagle in the tree near the new nest & an
osprey on the nest atop the old elec. platform. Another osprey landed on
the power line with something that he wasn't able to get off the talons
of his left foot. When the storm hit, he flew off towards the woods
across from the lock.

Then the storm hit & a man with 3 fishing poles in the water & one in
his hand, just threw a blanket over his head & body & continued to fish.
I don't quite know how to label such (?) dedication (?).

I made my way rather slowly in the pouring rain to Union Springs with
flashers on from Cayuga.

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Date: 5/1/17 8:06 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher, and an unexpected reprieve
I'd been thinking there might be no Brown Thrashers nesting at my place this year, but just this morning one took up the usual singing perches, and made himself very noticeable.

The toad frenzy ended days ago, and the revelers have all departed from the pond, leaving behind lots of eggs, and also a mystery: there were no corpses this year! Usually after the toads' big pool party the grassy dike looks like a dissection lab emptied for fire drill. But this year the Crows left the toads in peace.

Assuming that the Crows seen on the dike at times, poking after moles or something, are members of the same family that has exploited the hapless toads for years, I have to think that because the pool party happened about ten days early this year, the Crows weren't ready to make use of them.

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Date: 5/1/17 4:32 pm
From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] FOYs in TBurg
Here at the farm yesterday: Balt Oriole. Seen again today. Also today:
Rose Br Grosbeak on feeder. Barn Swallow circling the yard to make sure he
was noticed. Exciting days. Flowers popping open all over the place.

Bill McAneny, TBurg


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Date: 5/1/17 4:20 pm
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swifts
And if it hasn't been reported yet, chimney swifts are back chittering over the "foothills under collegetown", around Stewart and Seneca.

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Date: 5/1/17 3:34 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- May 01 2017
*  NYSY  05.01.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 24, 2017 - May 01, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 01  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 24, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-THROATED LOONCATTLE EGRETAMERICAN WHITE PELICANLITTLE BLUE HERONBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONSWAINSON’S HAWKGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKBLACK-BELLIED PLOVEREURASIAN WIGEONLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERBLACK-NECKED STILTSTILT SANDPIPERLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLLITTLE GULLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was last seen at the mucklands on 4/24. A LITTLE GULL was last seen on 4/27. The BLACK-NECKED STILT was last seen on 4/29.     4/29: 5 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON and 3 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen in the Mucklands on Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.     4/30: A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center.

Derby Hill bird Observatory------------
     10,765 raptors were recorded at Derby Hill this week. 4/28 was the big day with 4/990 raptors counted. Highlights were a GOLDEN EAGLE and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK ON 4/24, a SWAINSON’S HAWK on 4/26, a GOLDEN EAGLE and 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS ON 4/27 and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES ON 4/29.

Oswego County------------
     4/25: An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was found at a wet land south of Maple ave, west of Fulton. It was last sen on 4/30.     4/29: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Nine Mile Point Road on Lake Ontario.     4/30: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Phoenix.

Onondaga County------------
     4/25: A CATTLE EGRET was found on Cicero Center Road north of Rt. 31. It was not seen since that day.     4/28: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from the pull off on the east side of Onondaga Lake south of Liverpool.     4/30: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the end of the Creek Walk near the Destiny Shopping Mall in Syracuse.     5/1: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsvile.

Migrants seen this week------------
     There was a big push of migrants this week with a majority reported today. In all 39 new birds were reported this week.
GREEN HERONLEAST BITTERNBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONBLACK-BELLIED PLOVERSEMI-PALMATED PLOVERLEAST SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERCOMMON TERNWHIP-POOR-WILLGREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERKINGBIRDWARBLING VIREORED-EYED VIREOBARN SWALLOWBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERVEERYOVENBIRDNORTHERN WATERTHRUSHBLACK and WHITE WARBLERORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERCOMMON YELLOWTHROATAMERICAN REDSTARTNORTHERN PARULAMAGNOLIA WARBLERCHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERBLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERBLACKBURNIAN WARBLERBLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERPRAIRIE WARBLERGOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERYELLOW-THROATED VIREORUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWSCARLET TANAGERINDIGO BUNTINGBALTIMORE ORIOLEORCHARD ORIOLEROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK          

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Date: 5/1/17 12:15 pm
From: David McCartt <dm97...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Purposed birding and nature observation site
http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376

David

On Apr 13, 2017, at 2:32 PM, Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...><mailto:<bvanwoert13...>> wrote:

Hi All,

Please watch the attached video and message from Bob Beck supporting
the proposed extension of the Jim Schug trail, from Dryden to the East
Ithaca Recreation Way. When complete the trail will provide access to
many otherwise nearly inaccessible top shelf birding and general nature
observation sites and opportunities, as well as a safe footpath and bike
way connecting Dryden to Ithaca and its large network of trails.

You can voice your support for the trail and the many opportunities it will
provide birders and naturalists by voting once a day until May,12. Please
do so. We can use all the help we can get. $50,000 to $100,000 would
go a long way towards making this project a reality.

Best,
Bard

Bard V. Prentiss
27 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
<bvanwoert13...><mailto:<bvanwoert13...>
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Subject: Vote for Dryden Rail Trail video
Date: April 12, 2017 at 3:37:00 PM EDT
To: <friends-of-dryden-rail-trail...><mailto:<friends-of-dryden-rail-trail...>>

Hello Friends of Dryden Rail Trail,

Help us win $50,000 or $100,000:

Vote for Dryden Rail Trail video in USA Todays A Community Thrives grant competition.

Help our rail-trail effort by watching and voting for this short 1 1/2-minute video (Dryden Rail Trail) on USA Today's website. Heres the link:

http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60418376

You can even vote once a day for the next month (April 12May 12; you enter your name, birthdate, email and ZIP code). And you can help by sharing this information and link with all of your friends. Your votes count! (But please be patient with their sometimes slow website.)

My thanks to Steve Foote and Gordon Beck for producing our little video on very short notice.

Bob

Bob Beck, Chair
Rail-Trail Task Force
Town of Dryden
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Date: 5/1/17 12:12 pm
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
Please provide the link again.



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Date: 5/1/17 11:37 am
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail
Please keep voting for trail all this week. It could mean $100,000 funding

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Date: 5/1/17 10:47 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Hi All,

Here's an opportunity to dust off your field guides (as many as you can
find) and look at all the different plumages presented in those guides of
Red-winged Blackbirds. Like many, many species of birds, males and females
of Red-winged Blackbirds look quite different. The picture posted on the
BBC website of the bird is a female. So, yes, this time of year about half
the Red-winged Blackbirds out there really do look like this. As these are
typically short-distant migrants, it is quite astounding that this bird
made it all the way to Scotland. Even if it hop-scotched across Greenland
and Iceland to get there, it is quite a feat for this bird. Very cool.

Jody

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Tom Hoard <tomhoard40...> wrote:

> Maybe a juvenile?
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On May 1, 2017, at 11:36 AM, Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...> wrote:
>
> Is that what they think a red-winged blackbird looks like? Or is it just
> a poor choice of illustration?
>
>
> Sandra
>
>
>
> *From:* <bounce-121484551-3493978...> [
> mailto:<bounce-121484551-3493978...>
> <bounce-121484551-3493978...>] *On Behalf Of *Chris R.
> Pelkie
> *Sent:* Monday, May 01, 2017 11:24 AM
> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of
> the Scottish BBC news...
>
>
>
> The things some people get excited about… (:-)
>
> ______________________
>
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>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
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>
>
>
> *Subject: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
> *
>
> *Date: *May 1, 2017 at 10:16:00 EDT
>
>
>
>
>
> http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/
> birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird
>
>
> <http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>
>
> Red-winged blackbird spotted on North Ronaldsay - BBC News
> <http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>
>
> www.bbc.com
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> Birdwatchers are making their way to North Ronaldsay after what is claimed
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Date: 5/1/17 10:36 am
From: Tom Hoard <tomhoard40...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Maybe a juvenile?

Sent from my iPad

> On May 1, 2017, at 11:36 AM, Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...> wrote:
>
> Is that what they think a red-winged blackbird looks like? Or is it just a poor choice of illustration?
>
> Sandra
>
> From: <bounce-121484551-3493978...> [mailto:<bounce-121484551-3493978...>] On Behalf Of Chris R. Pelkie
> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 11:24 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
>
> The things some people get excited about… (:-)
> ______________________
>
> Chris Pelkie
> Information/Data Manager, Application Systems Analyst
> Bioacoustics Research Program
> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
> Ithaca, NY 14850
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>
> Begin forwarded message:
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> Subject: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
> Date: May 1, 2017 at 10:16:00 EDT
>
>
> http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird
>
> Red-winged blackbird spotted on North Ronaldsay - BBC News
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Date: 5/1/17 8:56 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest: May 27-29
As we do on every year, the Finger Lakes Land Trust and I are offering a
series of bird walks over Memorial Day weekend. We call the event the
Spring Bird Quest (SBQ). It is a great way for birders of all levels to
get to know our local breeding birds in a variety of wonderful habitats.
The SBQ also shines a light on the Land Trust’s role in preserving these
places in perpetuity for us and the birds we love.



This year, there will be five walks.



Saturday, May 27

Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve

Routes 34 and 96, West Danby

Meet in the main parking lot at 8:00 AM



Sunday, May 28

Bock-Harvey Forest Preserve (owned by the Finger Lakes Trail Conference,
subject a conservation easement held by the Land Trust)

Rockwell Road, Enfield

Meet in the main parking lot at 8:00 AM



Stevenson Forest Preserve

Trumbull Corners Road, Enfield

Meet along the road at the preserve at 10:00 AM



Monday, May 29

Goetchius Wetland Preserve

Flatiron Road, Caroline

Meet in the parking area at 6:30 AM



Roy H. Park Preserve

Irish Settlement Road, Dryden

Meet in the south parking area between Goodband Road and Midline Road (not
the lot north of Goodband) at 8:30 AM



For more information, see http://www.fllt.org/spring-bird-quest/.



All of the walks are free, but as usual I will count all the bird species
that I find on the preserves throughout the weekend, and will raise money
for the Land Trust from pledges. Since 2006 I think we have raised at
least $65,000 for the Land Trust in this way. If you’d like to make a
pledge, please contact me or visit http://www.fllt.org/donate/. (If you do
donate online, please check the box to mark the gift “in honor of someone”
and type in “Spring Bird Quest.”)



I hope to see many of you out on the trails over Memorial Day weekend!



Mark Chao

Ithaca

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Date: 5/1/17 8:37 am
From: Sandra J. Kisner <sjk3...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Is that what they think a red-winged blackbird looks like? Or is it just a poor choice of illustration?

Sandra

From: <bounce-121484551-3493978...> [mailto:<bounce-121484551-3493978...>] On Behalf Of Chris R. Pelkie
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 11:24 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...

The things some people get excited about... (:-)
______________________

Chris Pelkie
Information/Data Manager, Application Systems Analyst
Bioacoustics Research Program
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850


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Subject: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Date: May 1, 2017 at 10:16:00 EDT


http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird
[https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/cpsprodpb/164D1/production/_95854319_p051n2tf.jpg]<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>

Red-winged blackbird spotted on North Ronaldsay - BBC News<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>
www.bbc.com<http://www.bbc.com/>
Birdwatchers are making their way to North Ronaldsay after what is claimed to be the first European sighting of a red-winged blackbird.


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Date: 5/1/17 8:24 am
From: Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
The things some people get excited about (:-)
______________________

Chris Pelkie
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Subject: Guess which bird made the front page of the Scottish BBC news...
Date: May 1, 2017 at 10:16:00 EDT


http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird
[https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1024/cpsprodpb/164D1/production/_95854319_p051n2tf.jpg]<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>

Red-winged blackbird spotted on North Ronaldsay - BBC News<http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-39769825/birdwatchers-flock-to-orkney-for-rare-bird>
www.bbc.com<http://www.bbc.com/>
Birdwatchers are making their way to North Ronaldsay after what is claimed to be the first European sighting of a red-winged blackbird.



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Date: 5/1/17 8:19 am
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
It was a week later in 2012 we had a Blue Grosbeak on Comfort Rd. So this
is the time to be on the lookout!

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 10:55 AM, David Nicosia <daven102468...>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "David Nicosia" <daven102468...>
> Date: May 1, 2017 10:53 AM
> Subject: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
> To: "NY Birds" <nysbirds-l...>
> Cc:
>
> Just had a singing BLUE GROSBEAK from claybanks trail Upper Lisle County
> park in Broome co. The bird was singing voraciously for a while and then
> chased by Purple finches. Another Black Vulture was seen in Vestal NY
> today as well. Am I still in upstate NY?
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Date: 5/1/17 7:55 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
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From: "David Nicosia" <daven102468...>
Date: May 1, 2017 10:53 AM
Subject: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.
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Cc:

Just had a singing BLUE GROSBEAK from claybanks trail Upper Lisle County
park in Broome co. The bird was singing voraciously for a while and then
chased by Purple finches. Another Black Vulture was seen in Vestal NY
today as well. Am I still in upstate NY?

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Date: 5/1/17 7:30 am
From: Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks and a Yellow Warbler
I had my FOY Yellow Warbler this morning and a B&W yesterday. We also had
Bobolinks fly over toward our field here in Brooktondale, but I am not sure
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Date: 4/30/17 5:21 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrushes, Northern Parula
Wood Thrushes are singing from several corners of my "yard" in the woods west of the Lindsay-Parsons Preserve this evening. In the morning I had my first-of-spring Northern Parula just inside the Preserve.

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Date: 4/30/17 4:33 pm
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] C.Loon @ Six-Mile Creek Second Reservoir
On an evening outing around the second dam reservoir of six-mile creek, I was surprised to surprise a common loon fishing at the mouth of the creek entering the reservoir, getting to about 30 feet of the bird who dove and swam away upstream with intent but not too much urgency.

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Date: 4/30/17 3:51 pm
From: Mary Jane Thomas <mjbt40...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] House wren
Yesterday I watched a Chickadee building a nest in a box hanging on a fence near us. Today, just now, I looked out and saw a House Wren (first of the year) busily tossing all the nesting materials out of the box. Is this usual behavior? Do they usually clean house before taking over a nest box? Wrens nested in this box last year.

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Date: 4/30/17 3:08 pm
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Banner Day for Migrants
I had a great day for new arrivals today. Both the Catbird and House Wren showed up. Also an Eastern Towhee showed up for the second time ever at my house. The male Baltimore Oriole comes frequently for the shelled peanuts. Has anyone else ever had them come for peanuts? They usually come for the grape jelly. The Purple Finch showed up too. I haven't seen him in many days.i have four White Crowned Sparrows too. I didn't get a chance to walk around the property to look for other migrants like the Warbling Vireo that I usually get. Great day for birds!

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Date: 4/30/17 1:56 pm
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatcher?
I would be willing to wager that I just heard the Great Crested Flycatcher's "Prrrreeeeett!" our West Hill neighborhood.

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Date: 4/30/17 1:08 pm
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Catbird
Had our first of year CATBIRD this afternoon. This is earlier than most
years.

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Date: 4/30/17 5:50 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] FOY Redstart, Nashville
Morning birds @ Lansing Station Rd: FOYs A. REDSTART (male) & NASHVILLE WARBLER.
Also 2 YELLOW RUMPED WARBLERS, who have been here earlier.

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Date: 4/30/17 5:41 am
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush
Ha ha. Weren't you lucky!
Well, we used to have an Oven Bird that moved through checking out our wood chip path where it found things to eat. If we all leave leaf litter around the edges of our properties they will find it worth their while to stop by.

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Date: 4/29/17 6:52 pm
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Birds
Susan and I took a walk there this afternoon. Highlights were our first
ORCHARD ORIOLE of the year (maybe the first one back to that spot),
numerous YELLOW WARBLERS and BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS. WARBLING VIREOS were
singing the whole time we were there. At the west end of Salt Point just
north of the Osprey platform, we counted 5 PALM WARBLERS feeding in the low
grasses. I don't remember seeing that many there before.

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Date: 4/29/17 4:08 pm
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Creek/marsh at Hile School Rd-Herons
1045 am--First I’ve seen for 2017 and the most adults at one time ever—four Little Green Herons were croaking, hunting and flapping around together over the marsh, and among the Salix sp., etc quite near the road. I have never had closer looks. Not a great day for photos, but if they continue as oblivious of watchers as today (two cars stopped, 3 of us gawking), they will be great fun.

One pair has produced young there for the last two years; perhaps these represent 2 pairs and a small green heronry.

Anne

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Date: 4/29/17 1:22 pm
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Gnatcatcher, Yellow at Swan Pen
Today around 3:30 we were birding at the Swan Pen and saw the following:

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow warbler, small flocks of Palm warblers and Yellow-Rumped warblers and. Spotted Sandpiper

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Date: 4/29/17 11:59 am
From: <rachelhogancamp810...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Eagle nest near Cortland
Hi,

I'm up near Cortland today and remember someone telling me about an eagles nest up the way. Does anyone know about this one? Where it may be found?

Thank you!
Rachel

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Date: 4/29/17 11:39 am
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Oriole
Today a male Baltimore Oriole showed up on the peanut feeder. I haven't seen one on that before. It's usually the jelly feeder they come for.

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Date: 4/29/17 10:43 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B Oriole/White Thrtd Sparrows
After dropping off Paul, our bird club fearless field trip leader, at his house, I went to upper part of Lakeview Cemetery where I heard, then saw, a beautiful BALTIMORE ORIOLE singing a really pretty, but unusual song.

Upon arriving home at Lans. Station Rd. later, I counted 10 WHITE THROATED SPARROWS (bright white as well as tan ones) scootching around in one of my ground bird food areas! I have had 3 pairs of them here for weeks, but now must have their cousins migrating thru.

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Date: 4/29/17 10:25 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged Warbler
A singing Blue-winged Warbler was the only new arrival I detected in my yard this morning. That put an end to my thought of brush-hogging an area within his territory this spring...

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Date: 4/29/17 10:13 am
From: Paul Anderson <paul...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bird club trip to Park Preserve
I led a trip this morning to the Park Preserve; about 15 people took
part. Although a few drops of rain fell as I was driving to the meeting
point, the threatened precipitation failed to materialize, so we enjoyed
our birding dry in cool mid-50s temperatures.

We started at the South entrance. Although we heard quite a few birds,
this trip was remarkable in that we saw very few of of them. We heard
Prairie Warbler, Eastern Towhee, several Black-throated Green Warblers,
a probable Chestnut-sided Warbler, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat,
Louisiana Waterthrush, Flicker, and Carolina Wren. We did get to see
Hermit Thrush, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a possible Sharp-shinned Hawk
(although it looked much too large, it had all the right characteristics
otherwise.) Kathy arrived a little later and as she was catching up with
us, flushed a Ruffed Grouse.

Of course, the more common usual suspects were there too: Chickadees,
Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay,
Canada Goose, Crow, Grackle, and Red-winged Blackbird.

We then went to the entrance further North, where the boardwalk is. We
immediately got treated to a few nice sparrows: Song, Field, Chipping,
and Swamp. A Green Heron flew over; there were Tree and Barn Swallows, a
Phoebe, and a couple of male Common Mergansers in one of the distant
ponds. A Broad-winged Hawk and a Turkey Vulture flew over too.

Finally we used up our final half hour by going back to Sapsucker Woods
so that we could see the White-crowned Sparrows in the feeder garden.

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Date: 4/29/17 9:40 am
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush
As I just happened to look out our kitchen window, I was very surprised
to see a thrush, which turned out to be a HERMIT THRUSH. It walked
along our fence line for a minute or so before disappearing. We live in
a residential neighborhood. The bird had a bewildered look on it face,
as if saying to itself, "Where am I? How did I get here? This doesn't
look anything like what I expected." Presumably it will find a much
more suitable habitat before long!

Larry

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Date: 4/29/17 7:20 am
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
Betsy & Geo: You might be interested to know that Lang recorded that titmouse (Audubon #3) in Ohio years ago!

Bob
On Apr 29, 2017, at 10:01 AM, Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> wrote:

> Oh yeah, I've heard Tufted Titmouse do that! In fact, there's a recording of just such a song in the Audubon Birds app (Tufted Titmouse, Track #3), and it's pitched right on the open E string of the violin. Any violinist would notice the resemblance.
>
> -Geo
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>> Well, my mystery bird is a Tufted Titmouse! It finally landed on a nearby branch, continued to toot that same high-ish E, and was soon joined by what was probably a female, since the singer didn't chase it away. I have never heard a titmouse make that sound. Must have been pretty appealing to his lady friend!
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Date: 4/29/17 7:15 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed elsewhere, too
I always say if you don't line what it is it's probably a titmouse. One time I heard a very dry chuff kind of croaking repeated sound. Searched and searched and finally found the titmouse. Although I gotta say he probably was not going to end up with a wife with that song.

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Date: 4/29/17 7:07 am
From: Antonia Saxon <tonia...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed elsewhere, too
Too late to solve Betsy's mystery, but wanted to write to say that my
sister-in-law and I went through the same sequence Easter weekend --
unfamiliar song, three clear identical notes, walked around block
following bird but couldn't find it. We live right in Trumansburg and
see the same bunch of backyard birds over and over again, so Occam's
razor suggested it must be a bird we knew. It took us an embarrassingly
long time to think to try titmouse. (Thank you, All About Birds!). One
thing we got hung up on was the volume of the sound. High
decibel-to-gram ratio, there.

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Date: 4/29/17 7:01 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
Oh yeah, I've heard Tufted Titmouse do that! In fact, there's a recording of just such a song in the Audubon Birds app (Tufted Titmouse, Track #3), and it's pitched right on the open E string of the violin. Any violinist would notice the resemblance.

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> Well, my mystery bird is a Tufted Titmouse! It finally landed on a nearby branch, continued to toot that same high-ish E, and was soon joined by what was probably a female, since the singer didn't chase it away. I have never heard a titmouse make that sound. Must have been pretty appealing to his lady friend!
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Date: 4/29/17 6:58 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma visitor center shorebirds
The Montezuma visitor center pool has nice habitat at the moment and is
littered with shorebirds, including 75 LEAST SANDPIPERS, dozens of both
yellowlegs, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 DUNLIN, and a transitional but mostly
alternate STILT SANDPIPER, always a rare bird in the spring.

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Date: 4/29/17 6:25 am
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
Hi Betsy,

I had skipped your description of "clear whistles" and got hung up on the sound of a violin, which can sound more wailing or moaning (to me) than clear or whistling. Tufted Titmouse was definitely the other bird of consideration, and I should have mentioned that.

Glad you found your mystery singer!

Bird sound ID - fun stuff!!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

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Well, my mystery bird is a Tufted Titmouse! It finally landed on a nearby branch, continued to toot that same high-ish E, and was soon joined by what was probably a female, since the singer didn't chase it away. I have never heard a titmouse make that sound. Must have been pretty appealing to his lady friend!
Betsy
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Date: 4/29/17 6:04 am
From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!
Well, my mystery bird is a Tufted Titmouse! It finally landed on a nearby
branch, continued to toot that same high-ish E, and was soon joined by what
was probably a female, since the singer didn't chase it away. I have never
heard a titmouse make that sound. Must have been pretty appealing to his
lady friend!
Betsy

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Date: 4/29/17 5:34 am
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird song puzzle
Hi Betsy,

I'm not musically inclined, but Diane and I used an app called Cadenza to verify the frequency and replicate the notes you described, using a recorder. We believe the bird you are describing may possibly be a Mourning Dove. The past few mornings, they have been singing repeatedly in our neighborhood as well. The variable note immediately following the introductory note has not always been audible, making them sound like a series of E notes in succession.

Might that be your bird?

We were very impressed that you could hear this note in nature and easily identify it to a specific musical tone - something neither of us can do without the help of an app like Cadenza. :-)

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

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On Apr 29, 2017, at 04:16, Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...><mailto:<darlingtonbets...>> wrote:

Yesterday morning and early evening, around our house and neighborhood east of Collegetown, I kept hearing a totally unfamiliar bird song. It was 3 to 7 or 8 repeated, loud, clear whistles, all on the same note (E of the E string on a violin). Very easy to imitate, so I whistled it a few times, hoping to draw the bird closer, but only chickadees came near. Just once, I saw the bird zoom from the top of a tree to somewhere behind our house, but couldn't see what it looked like, except that it was about the size of a sparrow. It was back-lit, so it was impossible to see what color it was.
Do tufted titmice ever sing such a tune? It was even clearer than their usual song, and entirely on one note. (Not much of a composer!)
Betsy
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