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1/18/18 2:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lesser Black-back Gull - very black mantled subspecies - 1/18 18 3:30- IBO
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1/17/18 7:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl Count - Irondequoit Bay to Bear Creek - 1/17 - Great Cormorant
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1/16/18 4:59 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua BAEA
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1/15/18 10:07 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Short-eared Owls in Seneca Falls
1/15/18 7:42 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl count, GW Teal; Nations Rd.
1/14/18 4:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl count, GW Teal; Nations Rd.
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1/10/18 12:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Repolls at Hamlin Beach SP Monroe County
1/10/18 6:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Renting rice fields to create surrogates for lost wetlands
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1/8/18 12:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondeqouit turkeys
1/8/18 12:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Owner of Braddock Bay Tavern & Grill Dies
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1/4/18 9:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Cormorant - late post
1/4/18 6:12 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Researchers look for avian flu source
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1/1/18 8:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start
1/1/18 6:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Dismal, Bitter, Windy Day! I'd do it all over again....
12/31/17 12:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Cormorant Newport Marina Irondequoit Bay.
12/31/17 7:16 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Is this a Juvenile Bald Eagle?
12/30/17 10:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Doug's Kittiwake
12/30/17 4:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Kittiwake - Fort Erie
12/30/17 11:59 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] King Eider - 12/30/17 - E. Manitou Overlook
12/29/17 10:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Rd 12/.29/17
12/29/17 12:00 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 7 Snowies
12/28/17 10:13 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bohemian Waxwing
12/26/17 12:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lapland Longspurs et al
12/24/17 2:13 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Wilson's Snipe
12/24/17 1:34 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus-Hemlock (Little Lakes) CBC - 12/23/17
12/24/17 11:44 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Pine Siskins in Conesus
12/24/17 11:41 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owls - Buffalo Airport
 
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Date: 1/23/18 8:17 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondequoit Bay north - 1/23/18 -4 PM
   Made a quick stop about 4 PM today to check the gulls from the north end of Irondequoit Bay. Much more open water now and lots of gulls and ducks way down toward the Bay bridge. On the ice near the north end was 1 1st year Iceland Gull, sort of a dirty tan color. Lots of Great Black-backed Gulls around. No sign of yesterday's Lesser Black-backed Gull.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/23/18 7:43 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Test
Test post.

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Date: 1/22/18 7:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondequoit Bay - N - 1/22/18 - 9:30
    Stopped by the top of Irondequoit Bay to look for mainly interesting gulls. At about 8 AM, nothing interesting except lots of GBBG and 27 Bald Eagles. Did not find much along the lakeshore out to BB, so stopped on the way back at about 9:30and had a bit fewer eagles, count the LBBG's to 73 and estimated distant birds would push past 100, and found an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii). The usual ducks, swans, and pigeons present.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/19/18 7:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondequoit Bay Outlet - 1/19/18 - 7:50 and 9:20
   Checked the outlet at 7:50 AM (with camera this time) and very few gulls present other than mostly Great Black-backed and Herring around the open water on the ice. Also, the usual assortment of ducks and swans from the past several days. Big surprise was 24 Bald Eagles on the ice at varying distances down the Bay looking south plus 3 more in the air = 27! Too far to be sure of all the ages, but most imm.   Traveled west to about Dewey Ave. along the Lake. Nothing special. I did count the birds at the Russell Station Pond, mostly Canada Goose. Will post to eBird. Heading back, stops at Newport House (no Great Cormorant) and Hoffman Rd. plus driving Kings Highway south to Titus did not produce anything interesting.    Back at the outlet at 9:20, 21 Bald Eagles still present with at least 3 adults. LOTS more Ring-billed Gulls added and 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. f. graellslii) - medium gray mantle. When I was getting scope out of the car most of the gulls flushed, then most of those descended, but many of the black-backed including the LBBG did not drop back down but flew off.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>

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Date: 1/18/18 2:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lesser Black-back Gull - very black mantled subspecies - 1/18 18 3:30- IBO
   This afternoon Sue and I had a very black (essentially the same as a Great Black-backed Gull) mantled ad. Lesser Black-backed  Gull on the ice with many gulls in the 3:30 PM time frame. It was clearly way smaller than the nearby great Black-backed and essentially the same color with the streaky head of a Lesser. It was down on the ice and head tucked much of the time. we have a distant camera phone shot. A problem was eagles flushing the gulls and this would happen just as we were changing positions, so we never had a good look in the air. Finally headed home for a better camera, but when we got back at 4:10, the gull numbers were own, but Great Black-backed adults way up and no LBBG present.    For those interested in gull forms, this could be interesting as a possible Larus fuscus fuscus.    The gulls tend to mass on the ice their before 8 AM and afternoons after 3 PM. Some present all day.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/18/18 10:48 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gorham Snowy Owl
Today I went to look for the Snowy Owl found recently near Lightland Farm. Found one east of there in a field south of Depew Rd on the east side of Kearney Road. Southwest of that intersection manure has been spread in the field. In there were some 120 Snow Buntings, 40 Horned Larks, and 1 Lapland Longspur.

Bill Howe
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Date: 1/18/18 7:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl van tour with Audubon, TODAY!
Greetings all,

I have a few spaces left in my van tour for TODAY January 18, 2018, 2-5pm. We'll meet at the Montezuma Audubon Center<http://ny.audubon.org/about-us/centers-sanctuaries-chapters/montezuma-audubon-center> at about 1:45pm, and depart at 2pm. I plan to bird our way down to Cayuga Lake, making the first "official" stop at Mud Lock across from Montezuma NWR. Next I'll head to the Town of Cayuga dock, check out any rafts of waterfowl that may be visible, and then to Mill Pond near Union Springs. Of course if anything pops up along the way we'll stop and take a look. The trip will conclude back at the MAC around 5pm, unless the birding is REALLY good, then I might be convinced to stay out a bit longer. All levels of interest welcome! From beginner to advanced, bring your camera and binoculars. I will provide binos to those who don't have their own, and bring our spotting scope. It's a great time, and I hope to get a full van!

Here's the program description that we've shared publicly:

Mar. 15, Thursday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour

The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where thousands of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles, Northern harriers, and other raptors are a possibility too! Binoculars and bird guides will be provided.

Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.


Let us know if you're able to make it!

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
Savannah, New York 13146
(315) 365-3588
Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
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Date: 1/17/18 7:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl Count - Irondequoit Bay to Bear Creek - 1/17 - Great Cormorant
    Today John Boettcher and I ran our sector of the annual Waterfowl Count from Irondequoit Bay Outlet to Bear Creek alongLake Ontario, then back to Webster and up the west side of Irondequoit Bay. We at Irondequoit Bay Outlet at 7:40 AM and finished along the lake at 1:18 PM. Then back to the south end of Irondequoit Bay with a quick stop for a sandwich and a peek North Ponds Park, bird free.The next birding was o the west side of Irondequoit Bay looking at the open water by the apartments staring at 2:35.We ended back at the outlet at4:30 PM.       Lots of birds on the Bay, including the Great Cormorant back at the old Newport House location and a Pied-billed Grebe at the  apartments. Generally few birds out on the open lake, though a Common Loon off Bear Creek was my first of the year.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
List:Canada Goose - 1200 at just 1 stop!Mute Swan - 213Gadwall - 2American Black Duck - 31Mallard - 281Redhead - 14Greater Scaup- 12Lesser Scaup - 7White-winged Scoter - 25Long-tailed Duck - 406Bufflehead - 1Common Goldeneye - 292Hooded Merganser - 1Common Merganser - 1242Red-breasted Merganser - 351Common Loon - 1Pied-billed Grebe - 1Horned Grebe - 2Double crested Cormorant - 6Great Cormorant - 1 I'mmAmerican Coot - 6Bald-Eagle - 16Snowy Owl - 1odd geese, working on ID - 2
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Date: 1/17/18 5:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 174, Issue 19



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> Saw a large Bald Eagle at 9:15 am just North of Pittsford Mendon High School on Rt 64 just south if Pittsford Village this morning ... flying South and low...
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Date: 1/17/18 12:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff &...
1-11-18, Erie Basin Marina -3 Snowy1im. Glaucous
1-13-18, Rotary Park -1 Snowy - at end of cabled portion of Bird Island Pier.
1-14-18, Erie B.M. -4-5 Snowy - same spots as 11th... & 1 on water intake & Reef Lighthouse.3 Fox - out on ice.

1-15-18, Bird Island Pier -1 H. Grebe - in Ft. Erie, looking from foot of Ferry St.
4 Tundra        """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""2 Snowy - 1 on Reef Lighthouse & 1 nearby on ice.
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Date: 1/17/18 9:37 am
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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] NYSOA winter trip
Thanks so much Dominic, I just called Kathy and signed up for both field
trips! Anyone joining me or want to share a room?

Lynn Bergmeyer, Greece NY

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Date: 1/17/18 9:07 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] NYSOA winter trip

I am posting the NYSOA winter Adirondack trip for those who might be interested.

The announcement can be found at: http://cirrus.mail-list.com/n-boardplus/06795481.html

NYSOA has planned a winter Adirondack trip for the weekend of February 10-11. The weekend includes two field trips, a group dinner and a presentation by Matt Young: Crossbills of New York: Status and Flight Call Identification. Field trips and workshop are limited to 20 participants.

Read all the details at: http://www.nybirds.org/






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Date: 1/17/18 9:05 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owl just west of this farm in Stanley
Lightland Farms 3053 Depew Rd, Stanley, NY 14561 (585) 526-4509
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Date: 1/16/18 4:59 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua BAEA
There were 3 Bald eagles on the ice edge at the West Lake Rd./ Butler Rd intersection this morning. The lake was mostly skimmed over w/ice over the weekend but large areas of open water developed today. At this same spot on my way home from work there was a large (2000+) flock of Redheads and another further south.
Kyle Gage
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Date: 1/16/18 9:39 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald Eagle 1/16
Saw a large Bald Eagle at 9:15 am just North of Pittsford Mendon High School on Rt 64 just south if Pittsford Village this morning ... flying South and low...


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Date: 1/15/18 7:17 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy owl search
    Though it may seem silly, the when they are there is a "good" answer, as they may be seen almost any time. I have found them early when there is first enough light to see and from then on almost any time. One consideration is that with time the chance of people wandering out the piers or along the beach increases and the owls may move around and be harder to find.Bob Spahn

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What is the best time to see the snowies in Irondequoit on the Summerville and Charlotte piers? I have gone twice at around 3-4 pm but have missed them. Also where is the Sodus channel that was mentioned here and how far out on the ice are the owls?
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Date: 1/15/18 1:57 pm
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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy owl search
Best time is when they are there.



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What is the best time to see the snowies in Irondequoit on the Summerville and Charlotte piers? I have gone twice at around 3-4 pm but have missed them. Also where is the Sodus channel that was mentioned here and how far out on the ice are the owls?

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Date: 1/15/18 1:31 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy owl search
What is the best time to see the snowies in Irondequoit on the Summerville and Charlotte piers? I have gone twice at around 3-4 pm but have missed them. Also where is the Sodus channel that was mentioned here and how far out on the ice are the owls?
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Date: 1/15/18 12:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Snowy Owls - Sodus Point
The owls mentioned in this email were at Sodus Point, Sodus, NY, Wayne County. The birds are quite far out on the ice, scope recommended. Not a photo opportunity.

A short time after I wrote the original email I saw one flying SW, south of Greig St., no longer visible from the Point parking lot area.

Joe Wing

> On Jan 15, 2018, at 1:14 PM, Joseph M Wing <thejwings...> wrote:
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> There are 3 Snowy Owls on the ice, south and east of the channel. All dark birds.
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Date: 1/15/18 11:52 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy owl search
What is the best time to see the snowies in Irondequoit on the Summerville and Charlotte piers? I have gone twice at around 3-4 pm but have missed them. Also where is the Sodus channel that was mentioned here and how far out on the ice are the owls?
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Date: 1/15/18 11:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Snowy Owls - Sodus Point
Thanks, where is the channel?

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Date: 1/15/18 10:14 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owls - Sodus Point
There are 3 Snowy Owls on the ice, south and east of the channel. All dark birds.
Joe Wing
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Date: 1/15/18 10:07 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Short-eared Owls in Seneca Falls
I found four SHORT-EARED OWLS hunting the fields near the Seybolt/Airport Rd. intersection in Seneca Falls on Sat. Jan. 13 at 5 pm.
Chris LajewskiCenter DirectorMontezuma Audubon Center2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146315-365-3588http://NY.Audubon.org/montezuma
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Date: 1/15/18 7:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl count, GW Teal; Nations Rd.
Hi Jim,    Thank you much!    At times like this, one wonders about the utility of such counts. John Boettcher and I decided to aim for later. There was LOTS of ice on the big lake and wind and still snow in the air. We also were concerned about access and/or parking at many of our spots in Wayne County, where they received much more snowfall. We'll see what the delay does. I'll get back with a summary as soon as I have data from all.
Best regards,Bob

On Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:48 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


I spent about four hours and 81 miles on my area for the New York winter waterfowl count today - Geneseo-Avon-Silver Lake-Letchworth dam-Mt.Morris - and did not see or hear a single Canada Goose!  The Genesee between the dam and Rte. 36 (Mt. Morris) was largely frozen over and the river beyond that area rather muddy, running fast and full of ice chunks - and no waterfowl to be seen.  Silver Lake is frozen over.  My only waterfowl for the afternoon were at the Morton Salt pond in Silver Springs and consisted of the following:
American Black Duck 1
MallardXBlack Duck 1
Mallard 140
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 5

Coming back by way of Nations Road at about 4:00 I found number of birders enjoying a good show of Short-eared Owls, at least five owls, over the filed by Nations and Hogmire Res.  Further south, at Oxbow Lane, a couple of us had two Harriers, a flock of about 20 Snow Buntings and 8 Horned Larks. 

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Date: 1/14/18 4:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl count, GW Teal; Nations Rd.
I spent about four hours and 81 miles on my area for the New York winter waterfowl count today - Geneseo-Avon-Silver Lake-Letchworth dam-Mt.Morris - and did not see or hear a single Canada Goose! The Genesee between the dam and Rte. 36 (Mt. Morris) was largely frozen over and the river beyond that area rather muddy, running fast and full of ice chunks - and no waterfowl to be seen. Silver Lake is frozen over. My only waterfowl for the afternoon were at the Morton Salt pond in Silver Springs and consisted of the following:
American Black Duck 1
MallardXBlack Duck 1
Mallard 140
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 5

Coming back by way of Nations Road at about 4:00 I found number of birders enjoying a good show of Short-eared Owls, at least five owls, over the filed by Nations and Hogmire Res. Further south, at Oxbow Lane, a couple of us had two Harriers, a flock of about 20 Snow Buntings and 8 Horned Larks.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 1/14/18 4:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Rd Area
Took a ride out to Nations Rd. today in Avon, NY thanks to David Crowe’s excellent reports of the activity in that area.
I arrived shortly after two o’clock and with in minutes saw two Short-Eared Owls at the intersection of Nations and Little Roads. A total of five SEOWs were seen by myself and several other birders. They were actively hunting in the fields with several witnessed successes.
Also in the area was a small flock of Snow Buntings who were flushed up by a Northern Harrier. At least one male and up to three juvenile/female Northern Harriers were seen. Up to three Red-Tailed Hawks were in the area, all appeared to be Borealis.
Had a miss on the Northern Shrike and had a flock mystery birds. Also seen were three Eastern Bluebirds. Finally, for Jim Kimball, whom I met while out there, at 5:00 a gaggle of 26 Canada Geese took flight over Hogmire Rd.

Happy Birding,
TJ Mudd

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Date: 1/13/18 7:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Three-tied Woodpecker
   The bird is a young Yellow-bellied Sapsucker; still interesting in the winter.

On Friday, January 12, 2018 10:45 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


#yiv5574117015 #yiv5574117015 -- p {margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;}#yiv5574117015 ​Looks like a young sapsucker.
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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Three-tied Woodpecker Sure is a nice find Dave. Where exactly was it? Has anyone seen it lately?

Peter
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On Friday, January 12, 2018 4:58 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


Spotted this American Three-toed Woodpecker was eating some homemade suet. Picture was taken 1/7/18 in Clarence near the public library. Happy birding everyone, Dave L.


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Date: 1/12/18 7:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Three-tied Woodpecker
?Looks like a young sapsucker.

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Sure is a nice find Dave. Where exactly was it? Has anyone seen it lately?

Peter
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On Friday, January 12, 2018 4:58 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


Spotted this American Three-toed Woodpecker was eating some homemade suet. Picture was taken 1/7/18 in Clarence near the public library. Happy birding everyone, Dave L.
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Date: 1/12/18 7:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Three-tied Woodpecker
Sure is a nice find Dave. Where exactly was it? Has anyone seen it lately?

Peter
<henyoe131...>


On Friday, January 12, 2018 4:58 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


Spotted this American Three-toed Woodpecker was eating some homemade suet. Picture was taken 1/7/18 in Clarence near the public library. Happy birding everyone, Dave L.


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Date: 1/12/18 1:58 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Three-tied Woodpecker
Spotted this American Three-toed Woodpecker was eating some homemade suet. Picture was taken 1/7/18 in Clarence near the public library. Happy birding everyone, Dave L.
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Date: 1/12/18 12:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls in Perinton area

Today at 1:45 PM I saw about 150 Herring Gulls, 2 Glaucous Gulls, and 1 Iceland Gull in a field at Packard Valley Farm. The birds were visible from West Walworth Rd south of NY Rt 31F. This is a busy road so be careful if you stop. I am pretty sure this is the same location that Doug Daniels reported two days ago. These are the same gulls I see at Lake Edwards and they have not been there for the past 3 days. This field is about one mile east of Lake Edwards.

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Date: 1/12/18 10:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Webster o Hamlin beach along the lake - 1/12/18 - Snowy Owls
    This morning I checked a number of spots from off Sand Bar Park to Irondequoit Bay to off Irondequoit Bay to the mouth of the Genesee River,past the Dewey Avenue and East Manitou Overlooks on the Braddock Bay and then to Hamlin. As general observations: Much of the snow cover was gone. Bodies of water with ice tended to have varying amounts of fog. Distant scope views over water were hampered by thermal distortion = heat shimmer. Duck hunters at many of the spots where ducks were hoped for.   In terms of interesting bird notes, 130+ Mute Swans at Irondequoit Bay - N and 2 ad. Bald Eagles on the ice. Also a few Redheads with the ducks and lots of Great Black-backed Gulls. Down at the Newport House area, 6 Double-crested Cormorants, but no Great Cormorant that I could find. Lots of Great Black-backed Gulls and lots of mergansers. Driving through Durand-Eastman on Kings Highway, no blackbirds today. Off Irondequoit - hunters.Mouth of the river - Snowy Owls on each pier; Summerville owl on the rip rap area before you get out to the long cement pier. Fish Crow in the park.Off Dewey and East Manitou - hunters both places. Adult Bald Eagle on the ice at Buck Pond. At Braddock Bay, a Snowy Owl about middle of the new jetty at the mouth of the Bay. Few ducks and most way out off Manitou Beach Road. Finally nothing of special interest at Hamlin Beach.     Heavy fog rolling in off the lake then heavy rain on the way home nearing Noon.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/12/18 9:01 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sand hill Road Snowy Owl
Took it advantage of the lack of snow cover to look for the snowy owl along Sandhill Road in Canandaigua and found it in the field on the north east corner of Sandhill and North sitting on the pile of rocks and stumps. I can see the dark spot on the back of the head indicating that is has been banded. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 1/10/18 8:02 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 3 Snowies
1-10-18, Erie Basin Marina tower -3 Snowy - most or all im. fm. On Donnelly's, outer wall & Bird Island Pier.
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Date: 1/10/18 12:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Repolls at Hamlin Beach SP Monroe County
Flock of about 60 birds feeding in the Alders near the park office just now.

Mike Gullo

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Date: 1/10/18 6:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Renting rice fields to create surrogates for lost wetlands
http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/01/turning-rice-fields-to-wetlands/
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Date: 1/9/18 2:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Edwards

Today at 1:30 PM at Lake Edwards:

600 Herring Gulls
20 Ring-billed Gulls
4 Iceland Gulls
2 Glaucous Gulls
3 Great Black-backed Gulls
1 apparent hybrid, likely Herring/Lesser Black-backed

A Red-tailed Hawk came by at 2:10 PM and flushed all the gulls off the ice. Thirty minutes later, only a small number of gulls had returned.

Dominic

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Date: 1/9/18 6:11 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Interesting gathering on Irondequoit Bay
    I guess I'm probably a throwback to a disappearing time, but it still seems to me that stories around birding are of more interest generally than simple alerts to the presence of individual birds somebody has decided might be interesting.    Yesterday afternoon, Sue and I took a break from chores and added a loop to the Irondequoit Bay Outlet - no King Eider there at that time, but a large number of Mute Swans and a decent collection of ducks - then on to the Great Cormorant site just south of the Bay Bridge. Arriving there, there were quite a few birders already present for some time and we learned of many interesting sights and were able to see many of these for ourselves. There was the usual assortment of ducks, mainly mergansers in the open pools around the docks plus 7 Double-crested Cormorants and the Great Cormorant. One of three Peregrine Falcons that had been seen flying about was perched in trees toward the Bay Bridge. We heard of the Golden Eagle that has been around for some time being seen earlier along with two ravens feeding on a carcass across the Bay, then it was back on the carcass. Next, several Bald Eagles and the two Common Ravens were soaring above the cell tower across the Bay and then 8 more Bald Eagles soaring above and to the north of the bridge. At one point the tally was 18 Bald Eagles in sight at once, and only 1 adult, whereas we know of 3 pairs of adults frequenting the area at times recently. Lots of interesting birds around.     While we were there, a number of people arrived, some simply curious and some neighbors, most interested generally in the outdoors and at various levels in birds. Birders present gave those interested chances to see some of the birds of interest in their scopes. One neighbor noted recently having a Merlin near his feeder, relatively scarce here in winter, but this part of Rochester is near where the species has nested several times in recent years.      We needed to get back to chores. Some on their paths either to or from the area did find the King Eider again yesterday, as noted in the daily summary of alerts.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/8/18 12:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondeqouit turkeys
This morning outside of office of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County on St. Paul Blvd., a skip and a jump from Seneca Park. 3 males and 3 females.

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Date: 1/8/18 12:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Owner of Braddock Bay Tavern & Grill Dies
I know many birders frequented this nifty spot in the past couple years, so
I'm just passing along the notice from the D&C.

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/01/08/braddock-bay-tavern-grill-owner-dan-richardson-dies/1012286001/

Sadly,
Andrea Patterson
ajpforbusiness-at-gmail.com

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Date: 1/8/18 2:39 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] five bald eagles
On Sunday there were five bald eagles (1 adult and 4 immatures) on the snow by a carcass in a field near the Genesee River about 1/4 mile east of the American Legion Post (corner of Jones Bridge Rd and Barrett Rd) in Geneseo, NY.


George M. Briggs, PhD
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Date: 1/7/18 4:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] small stuff
1-5-18, Erie Basin Marina tower -Only 1im. fm Snowy - on Donnelly's. The Tern "yards" (nesting enclosures) were empty.

1-6-18, Woodbridge Ave., Buffalo -1 Flicker (going to roost in a Catalpa hole at 4:15) always nice to see in a winterized city.
1-7-18, N. end Squaw -1 LBB Gull - along Ft. Erie shore.
8 Tundra Swan  """"""""""""""""""1 Cormorant - by open water at 2nd last lock gate in canal.1 Eagle - on Strawberry Is.

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Date: 1/7/18 7:02 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Carolina Wren and Downy together on our Suet Log!
Good Morning,

Just happened to catch these two enjoying some suet in the snowy sunshine!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128893094@N08/25687298908/in/dateposted-public/

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

*James and Janet Sandefur*
Rochester, New York USA

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Date: 1/4/18 2:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Edwards, Perinton

Today late this afternoon there were 2 first winter Glaucous Gulls and 2 first winter Iceland Gulls at Lake Edwards among approximately 800 Herring Gulls and a handful of Ring-billed Gulls.

It is bet to view Lake Edwards from the south side, the parking lot for Bosch Security. The management at Fisher Scientific, on the north side of Lake Edwards, does not want birders viewing from the road on their property.


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Date: 1/4/18 10:18 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Email for bird list

Just providing email for listserve.

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Date: 1/4/18 9:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Cormorant - late post
On Wednesday 1/3/18 3 pm at Irondequoit bay where the Newport House was - Follow Newport Rd Off of East ridge road.to the end.


The Great Cormorant was still there along with Red Breasted Merganzers and Hooded Merganzers - you can see them all from your car.




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Date: 1/4/18 6:12 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Researchers look for avian flu source
https://www.morningagclips.com/researchers-look-for-avian-flu-source/

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Date: 1/3/18 10:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Doug's Kittiwake again
1-3-18, Ft. Erie - N. of Nicholls' Marine -
1im.  Kittiwake - at foot of Murray St. on an ice island near shore w/~7 large gulls ~5pm. Thought it might stay the night but it (& eventually all the other gulls) left in the time it took to use the bushes. Earlier while scanning the gulls through the car window below the Peace Bridge a seemingly darker mantled large gull came into view for a split second. Couldn't re-find so it was likely nothing.Jaeger Rocks -1-2im. fm Snowy - the "2nd" could've been an Eagle...1 Fox or Coyote - way out on ice.

1-1-18 -Ft. Niagara -1 sub ad. Eagle
1im. RH Woodpecker3+ Flicker3+ Red Belly3+ Hairy1 Downy...2 Mockingbird - actually to S. along Moses Pkwy.Ramsomville Rd. -30+ Bunting10+ LarkYoungstown Rd. just W. of Hulbert -10+ BuntingHulbert Rd. -10+ Bunting &...
12-31-17 -Jaeger Rocks -6+ Tundra Swan1-2 Snowy or Eagle - out on ice.Lots of distant ducks half hidden by heat waves...

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Date: 1/3/18 3:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Jan 1 Chaut Co
My first species of 2018 was Northern Cardinal, in Lakewood yard.
Seventeen species for January 1.
One Gadwall and five Great Blue Heron were nice finds for a cold day.
Tom Simmons
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Date: 1/3/18 10:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Goshawk
Observed flying across the road near Westgate Plaza in Gates (Rochester), NY

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Date: 1/2/18 11:50 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start
My first was a downy woodpecker. 
Kathy SaundersWebster
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-------- Original message --------From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Date: 1/2/18 11:51 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding  Start
    I would hope this is an appropriate use of a birding list serv. I get a summary for a similar one for Wisconsin and see that many posted such to their list serv.
    I usually have E. Screech-Owl for a first, but with a bit late start a N. Cardinal was my 1st for 2018.
Bob Spahn

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 10:15 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


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Hopefully this is not a misuse of this list, but I am curious what others had as the
first species identified in the new year. I was not actively birding but driving back from visiting our daughter’s family in Chicago. It was House Sparrow for me.
 

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NYS Community IPM Program of Cornell University


2449 St. Paul Blvd


Rochester, NY 14617


(585) 753-2562


fax: (585) 753-2560


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Date: Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:32 PM

To: Genesse_Birds <geneseebirds-l...>

Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start


 



    Just a quick note to pass along some information of possible interest to those starting new year's lists. Sue and I did our
usual 


loop through the region, though with less walking than some times with the cold temperatures and then later stiff breezes. Generally, 


we had many of the same impressions as in Kim Sucy's previous post. There were long stretches with NO BIRDS perched up or 


crossing the road. We missed some of the same birds in the Nations road area but found some, too. Did not stay late enough for



the Short-eared Owls.


    After sweeping and shoveling the driveway and walk, I was off to my usual Webster site for screech-owl. Arrived at 6:52 and
had


the first soft reply by 6:55; but a cardinal irritated by my whistles chipped first to make 1st bird of the year. No Great Horned
on the way


home, but through breakfast a few species more near our feeders including a Carolina Wren.


    Off to Newport House next. The Great Cormorant reported previously was there, though the lighting was bad and the bird was often 


preening to complicate photography. Also all the mergansers, a couple of other ducks, and an imm. Bald eagle passing over. Heading



to the lake via Titus and King's Highway, at the usual Wild Turkey yard we missed turkey but were treated to trees and bushes loaded



with Common Grackles and starlings with a few Rusty Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Red-winged Blackbirds mixed in (about



9:20 AM). Along the lakeshore west to the East Manitou overlook, LOTS of ice with many Long-tailed Ducks, Common Goldeneye, and



Red-breasted Mergansers scattered in the open leads; little else.


     Next to the Caledonia Fish Hatchery, arrived about 11 AM. Passerines few, but we were the first tracks back along the stream
and


were rewarded with 7 Great Blue Herons, 1+ Gadwall, 3 N. Pintail, and 2 Green-winged Teal among the many Canada Geese, Mallards,



and Am. Black Ducks there. Did not push on way back to avoid spooking everything out on a day like this.


    South to the Nations Road area, we missed shrike and bluebirds and the pheasants but did add N. Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow, 


and assorted other common winter birds. American Hotel not open for lunch! So south to Hemlock Lake with a brief junk food stop.
Lake 


essentially totally frozen. BUT there was a bathtub of open water down the access road on the NE side about halfway - 100+ Canada 


Geese, 150+ Ring-necked Ducks, a few Mallards, and a beautiful male Wood Duck tucked in amid the geese on the ice. In passing, Canadice 


Lake looked frozen and Honeoye Lake still was. 500+ Canada Geese with mixed in Mallards in the park at Sandy Bottom.


    North to Taft and then Sand Roads about 2 PM, we found quite a few Horned Larks (also had been some at Nations Rd.), several
flocks of


Snow Buntings, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and lots of Am. Tree Sparrows. No shrike.


    Passing through Mendon Ponds Park on the way home, no obvious open spot of Hundred Acre Pond. Back at Newport House, the Great 


Cormorant and the six Double-crested (looking small) were still there in better lighting, with the same mergansers +, gulls, and
another imm.


Bald Eagle overhead; no Golden Eagle. Others were there and continued waiting.


    A nice start to the new year's birding on a pretty, but cold day.


Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>



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Date: 1/2/18 11:13 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] First Bird of 2018
Hi Lynn!

I tried Tweeting you in response to your query since you didn’t list your email address. Don’t know if the tweet went through so here is my report. Sounds like a fun way to start the year and increase traffic on this list serv.

My first birds of 2018 were a half dozen of the 24 Wild Turkeys that roost behind my house. I was able to see them through my binoculars by the light of the Super Moon at 12:10 AM.

Bird #2 was Great Horned Owl. The resident male and female behind my house started hooting at 5:55 AM and called back and forth until 6:45 AM.

Bird #3 was Eastern Screech Owl at 6:30 AM also behind my house that responded to an audio recording.

I am a bit surprised that all these birds get along well enough that they share my little patch of woods for their homes!

Steve Taylor
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Date: 1/2/18 8:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start
    I would hope this is an appropriate use of a birding list serv. I get a summary for a similar one for Wisconsin and see that many posted such to their list serv.
    I usually have E. Screech-Owl for a first, but with a bit late start a N. Cardinal was my 1st for 2018.
Bob Spahn

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 10:15 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


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To: Genesse_Birds <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start       Just a quick note to pass along some information of possible interest to those starting new year's lists. Sue and I did our usual  loop through the region, though with less walking than some times with the cold temperatures and then later stiff breezes. Generally,  we had many of the same impressions as in Kim Sucy's previous post. There were long stretches with NO BIRDS perched up or  crossing the road. We missed some of the same birds in the Nations road area but found some, too. Did not stay late enough for the Short-eared Owls.     After sweeping and shoveling the driveway and walk, I was off to my usual Webster site for screech-owl. Arrived at 6:52 and had the first soft reply by 6:55; but a cardinal irritated by my whistles chipped first to make 1st bird of the year. No Great Horned on the way home, but through breakfast a few species more near our feeders including a Carolina Wren.     Off to Newport House next. The Great Cormorant reported previously was there, though the lighting was bad and the bird was often  preening to complicate photography. Also all the mergansers, a couple of other ducks, and an imm. Bald eagle passing over. Heading to the lake via Titus and King's Highway, at the usual Wild Turkey yard we missed turkey but were treated to trees and bushes loaded with Common Grackles and starlings with a few Rusty Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Red-winged Blackbirds mixed in (about 9:20 AM). Along the lakeshore west to the East Manitou overlook, LOTS of ice with many Long-tailed Ducks, Common Goldeneye, and Red-breasted Mergansers scattered in the open leads; little else.      Next to the Caledonia Fish Hatchery, arrived about 11 AM. Passerines few, but we were the first tracks back along the stream and were rewarded with 7 Great Blue Herons, 1+ Gadwall, 3 N. Pintail, and 2 Green-winged Teal among the many Canada Geese, Mallards, and Am. Black Ducks there. Did not push on way back to avoid spooking everything out on a day like this.     South to the Nations Road area, we missed shrike and bluebirds and the pheasants but did add N. Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow,  and assorted other common winter birds. American Hotel not open for lunch! So south to Hemlock Lake with a brief junk food stop. Lake  essentially totally frozen. BUT there was a bathtub of open water down the access road on the NE side about halfway - 100+ Canada  Geese, 150+ Ring-necked Ducks, a few Mallards, and a beautiful male Wood Duck tucked in amid the geese on the ice. In passing, Canadice  Lake looked frozen and Honeoye Lake still was. 500+ Canada Geese with mixed in Mallards in the park at Sandy Bottom.     North to Taft and then Sand Roads about 2 PM, we found quite a few Horned Larks (also had been some at Nations Rd.), several flocks of Snow Buntings, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and lots of Am. Tree Sparrows. No shrike.     Passing through Mendon Ponds Park on the way home, no obvious open spot of Hundred Acre Pond. Back at Newport House, the Great  Cormorant and the six Double-crested (looking small) were still there in better lighting, with the same mergansers +, gulls, and another imm. Bald Eagle overhead; no Golden Eagle. Others were there and continued waiting.     A nice start to the new year's birding on a pretty, but cold day. Bob Spahn, <rspahn...> _______________________________________________
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Date: 1/2/18 7:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start
Hopefully this is not a misuse of this list, but I am curious what others had as the first species identified in the new year. I was not actively birding but driving back from visiting our daughter’s family in Chicago. It was House Sparrow for me.

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2449 St. Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 753-2562
fax: (585) 753-2560
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu
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Date: Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:32 PM
To: Genesse_Birds <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start

Just a quick note to pass along some information of possible interest to those starting new year's lists. Sue and I did our usual
loop through the region, though with less walking than some times with the cold temperatures and then later stiff breezes. Generally,
we had many of the same impressions as in Kim Sucy's previous post. There were long stretches with NO BIRDS perched up or
crossing the road. We missed some of the same birds in the Nations road area but found some, too. Did not stay late enough for
the Short-eared Owls.
After sweeping and shoveling the driveway and walk, I was off to my usual Webster site for screech-owl. Arrived at 6:52 and had
the first soft reply by 6:55; but a cardinal irritated by my whistles chipped first to make 1st bird of the year. No Great Horned on the way
home, but through breakfast a few species more near our feeders including a Carolina Wren.
Off to Newport House next. The Great Cormorant reported previously was there, though the lighting was bad and the bird was often
preening to complicate photography. Also all the mergansers, a couple of other ducks, and an imm. Bald eagle passing over. Heading
to the lake via Titus and King's Highway, at the usual Wild Turkey yard we missed turkey but were treated to trees and bushes loaded
with Common Grackles and starlings with a few Rusty Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Red-winged Blackbirds mixed in (about
9:20 AM). Along the lakeshore west to the East Manitou overlook, LOTS of ice with many Long-tailed Ducks, Common Goldeneye, and
Red-breasted Mergansers scattered in the open leads; little else.
Next to the Caledonia Fish Hatchery, arrived about 11 AM. Passerines few, but we were the first tracks back along the stream and
were rewarded with 7 Great Blue Herons, 1+ Gadwall, 3 N. Pintail, and 2 Green-winged Teal among the many Canada Geese, Mallards,
and Am. Black Ducks there. Did not push on way back to avoid spooking everything out on a day like this.
South to the Nations Road area, we missed shrike and bluebirds and the pheasants but did add N. Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow,
and assorted other common winter birds. American Hotel not open for lunch! So south to Hemlock Lake with a brief junk food stop. Lake
essentially totally frozen. BUT there was a bathtub of open water down the access road on the NE side about halfway - 100+ Canada
Geese, 150+ Ring-necked Ducks, a few Mallards, and a beautiful male Wood Duck tucked in amid the geese on the ice. In passing, Canadice
Lake looked frozen and Honeoye Lake still was. 500+ Canada Geese with mixed in Mallards in the park at Sandy Bottom.
North to Taft and then Sand Roads about 2 PM, we found quite a few Horned Larks (also had been some at Nations Rd.), several flocks of
Snow Buntings, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and lots of Am. Tree Sparrows. No shrike.
Passing through Mendon Ponds Park on the way home, no obvious open spot of Hundred Acre Pond. Back at Newport House, the Great
Cormorant and the six Double-crested (looking small) were still there in better lighting, with the same mergansers +, gulls, and another imm.
Bald Eagle overhead; no Golden Eagle. Others were there and continued waiting.
A nice start to the new year's birding on a pretty, but cold day.
Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/1/18 8:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] January 1 Birding Start
    Just a quick note to pass along some information of possible interest to those starting new year's lists. Sue and I did our usual loop through the region, though with less walking than some times with the cold temperatures and then later stiff breezes. Generally, we had many of the same impressions as in Kim Sucy's previous post. There were long stretches with NO BIRDS perched up or crossing the road. We missed some of the same birds in the Nations road area but found some, too. Did not stay late enough for the Short-eared Owls.    After sweeping and shoveling the driveway and walk, I was off to my usual Webster site for screech-owl. Arrived at 6:52 and had the first soft reply by 6:55; but a cardinal irritated by my whistles chipped first to make 1st bird of the year. No Great Horned on the way home, but through breakfast a few species more near our feeders including a Carolina Wren.    Off to Newport House next. The Great Cormorant reported previously was there, though the lighting was bad and the bird was often preening to complicate photography. Also all the mergansers, a couple of other ducks, and an imm. Bald eagle passing over. Heading to the lake via Titus and King's Highway, at the usual Wild Turkey yard we missed turkey but were treated to trees and bushes loaded with Common Grackles and starlings with a few Rusty Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Red-winged Blackbirds mixed in (about 9:20 AM). Along the lakeshore west to the East Manitou overlook, LOTS of ice with many Long-tailed Ducks, Common Goldeneye, and Red-breasted Mergansers scattered in the open leads; little else.     Next to the Caledonia Fish Hatchery, arrived about 11 AM. Passerines few, but we were the first tracks back along the stream and were rewarded with 7 Great Blue Herons, 1+ Gadwall, 3 N. Pintail, and 2 Green-winged Teal among the many Canada Geese, Mallards, and Am. Black Ducks there. Did not push on way back to avoid spooking everything out on a day like this.    South to the Nations Road area, we missed shrike and bluebirds and the pheasants but did add N. Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow, and assorted other common winter birds. American Hotel not open for lunch! So south to Hemlock Lake with a brief junk food stop. Lake essentially totally frozen. BUT there was a bathtub of open water down the access road on the NE side about halfway - 100+ Canada Geese, 150+ Ring-necked Ducks, a few Mallards, and a beautiful male Wood Duck tucked in amid the geese on the ice. In passing, Canadice Lake looked frozen and Honeoye Lake still was. 500+ Canada Geese with mixed in Mallards in the park at Sandy Bottom.    North to Taft and then Sand Roads about 2 PM, we found quite a few Horned Larks (also had been some at Nations Rd.), several flocks of Snow Buntings, 2 Lapland Longspurs, and lots of Am. Tree Sparrows. No shrike.    Passing through Mendon Ponds Park on the way home, no obvious open spot of Hundred Acre Pond. Back at Newport House, the Great Cormorant and the six Double-crested (looking small) were still there in better lighting, with the same mergansers +, gulls, and another imm. Bald Eagle overhead; no Golden Eagle. Others were there and continued waiting.    A nice start to the new year's birding on a pretty, but cold day.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 1/1/18 6:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Dismal, Bitter, Windy Day! I'd do it all over again....
There was something about the arctic wind today that kept me from attacking the new year in standard fashion. Sure, I’m in the end stages of the plague that my relatives gifted me with for Christmas, and I let my insomnia keep me up later than I had planned the night before, but still….I got out early, and off to a good start with my two target morning owls. My morning start spot was quiet, though, and without the company of my usual partner in crime I lacked the patience to pick through chip notes. I decided instead to meet up with the RBA’s “Jump Start” trip and let better eyes than mine locate several new birds for the year for me (the company was a joy, too!). After that, I headed out west and stumbled into one of my targets, Lapland Longspur, out in Hamlin. By then I was even warmed up enough to get out of the car to scope them! Still, meeting a friend at Hamlin Park and walking a short walk around Area One brought the chill back even though it brought my numbers up, too. I still had a few birds on my “Jan.1 Must-have” list, though, so I headed out to Avon, vowing not to leave my car and its delightful seat-heaters unless absolutely necessary.

What a weird afternoon in Avon! NO Harriers, no Canada Geese, no Northern Shrike, no Mockingbird, no Junco. I saw only two Short-eared Owls, but I saw FOUR Ring-necked Pheasants! And three of them were females! It was windy in Avon, sure, but not nearly as bad as here, and not snowy. Did other Jan 1 birders struggle in a similar fashion?

So, my misses: Great Cormorant (no time to chase), Canada Goose (first-ever Jan 1 miss), Harrier, Junco, Bluebird, Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle, any form of Falcon, etc. etc. etc.

My wins: Short-eared Owl, Red-headed Woodpecker, Common Redpoll, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, and a heckuva lotta Pheasants.

So, my day was frustrating. The sun sets so fast and I missed out on a lot. But, you know what? I can’t think of a better way to start off the year. I’d do it again, with pleasure.

Maybe if I had a do-over I’d remember that I packed hand warmers. :)

-kimberly
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Date: 12/31/17 12:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Cormorant Newport Marina Irondequoit Bay.
A Great Cormorant found earlier today by Brian Morse is continuing at Newport Marina on the westside of Irondeqouit Bay.

Mike Gullo

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Date: 12/31/17 7:16 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Is this a Juvenile Bald Eagle?
Hello,

My husband and I were at Montezuma yesterday when an extremely large winged
bird swooped down to the pond in front of us. The bird was to fast for us
to try to identify it - we are still learning about birds.

We drove to a better view of the pond, and above the area, we found the
bird, perched on a branch, eating a Mallard duck.

First we though this bird was an Osprey, and then we thought it might be a
juvenile Bald Eagle. This bird could not possibly be a Golden Eagle, can
it? Can someone please help us identify? We have other pictures, and some
video.

Here is the Flickr link to this picture:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128893094@N08/25538430608/in/dateposted-public/

Thank you, and Happy New Year!

*Janet and James Sandefur*

*Rochester, New York*

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Date: 12/30/17 10:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Doug's Kittiwake
12-30-17, Broderick Park -1im.  Kittiwake - (w/collar) on water in Ft. Erie ~where Doug had it earlier. Has anyone determined how many individuals of these, Sabine's & Franklin's there were/are on the river this fall? Seems like only 1 Black Headed was reported (at Whirlpool).1fm Bufflehead?? - by middle high point on Bird Island Pier. Poor view w/white specs on wings & back, never showed head in failing light.

12-29-17 - N. tip Squaw -1im. fm Snowy - floating downstream on ice apparently taking a break from a duck(?) meal it was standing on. There was shotgunning heard to the S. so I thought this was maybe one of Friday's birds spooked from the harbor. 

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Date: 12/30/17 4:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Kittiwake - Fort Erie
There was an eBird report of a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE at the Livinia St
parking area in Fort Erie today. This is across the river from Broderick
Park in Buffalo. The report lacked photos and the description doesn't really
rule out other possibilities, so take it with a grain of salt.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41431806



Good birding and stay warm!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

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Date: 12/30/17 11:59 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] King Eider - 12/30/17 - E. Manitou Overlook
    Sue and I were out for a short ride west checking out some of the lakeshore spots. At the E. Manitou Overlook, looking to thenorth a ways past the big flock of Long-tailed Ducks and goldeneye in close, there was a nice imm. male King Eider in with another flock of Long-tailed Ducks and a few Red-breasted Mergansers.    There were other flocks of ducks scattered about but nothing special. A bit of north wind and things may be really hard to find as the ice locks in.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 12/29/17 10:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Rd 12/.29/17
Two Short Eared Owls seen between 4:20 and 4:45 in the field at Hogmire and Nations road , Friday 12/29/17.


Other birds seen:


21 Horned Larks 6 Mourning doves, American Crows, Juncos, Canada geese,
1 Snow Bunting
3 Red tail Hawks


reported by a birder named David were:

Bluebirds
White Crowned sparrows 2
Mockingbird 1


That is about it. A old but sunny day !


Kathleen Dalton
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Date: 12/29/17 12:00 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 7 Snowies
 Erie Basin Marina -12-28-17 -
7 Snowies - 1im. fm on gravel spit of Donnelly's, 1 to S. on breakwall, the rest on Tern colonies.
12-19-17 -1 Snowy - on Donnelly's gravel.
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Date: 12/28/17 10:13 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bohemian Waxwing
Hi All,

The Bohemian Waxwing found yesterday at Ft. Niagara SP was refound this morning by several Birders. It has regularly been seen by the four short trees near the entrance in the circle.

Happy Birding
TJ Mudd

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Date: 12/26/17 12:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lapland Longspurs et al
Hi everyone,

My son and I took a drive north this morning towards Golden Hill State Park. At the intersection of County Line Road and Roosevelt Highway we found a mixed flock of Horned Lark (50+) and Lapland Longspur (10) On Chaffee Farms property.

If you go be careful as there isn’t a shoulder to the road and my car became stuck in the ditch and needed to be rescued by a helpful farmer.

After we were out of the ditch we headed north to Lakeshore Road and turned right onto it from County Line heading east. We soon found a mixed flock of Snow Bunting (13), Lapland Longspur (4) and Horned Lark (5)

Happy Birding
TJ Mudd

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Date: 12/24/17 2:13 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Wilson's Snipe
Hi,

I had a Wilson's Snipe in a wet area of my fields this morning. Overhead I
had a pair of Common Ravens.

Jeff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/meadowsteward/

jeffreed58ATgmail.com

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Date: 12/24/17 1:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus-Hemlock (Little Lakes) CBC - 12/23/17
    Given rain increasing all morning to freezing rain then snow, this CBC had all sectors covered by at least a few birders and an amazing number of species was found for the conditions - 86 plus 1 count week and now two more count week added and one more possible to be reviewed. Early in the morning even E. Screech-Owls were calling readily and daughter Cathy and I found 13 in about 2 hours between 5 and 7 AM; started late thinking the rain would make them hard to find. I'll attach an eBird list from our first hour of birding Sandy Bottom Park in the rain for some idea how such a day can go.     Conesus, Hemlock, and Canadice lakes were all mostly to fully open and Honeoye frozen. Most of the waterfowl were found on Conesus Lake by Jim Kimball the group with him. Those species are always a large part of the total for this count. There were two record high counts - Wood Duck (7) and Sandhill Crane (9) and a tie high for N. Shoveler (3). The snow wiped out the usual evening search for Short-eared Owl; maybe count week?    The full list for the count will be posted after all the data is checked.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
Sandy Bottom Park, Honeoye, Ontario, New York, US
Dec 23, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:50 AMBob & Cathy Spahn, <espahn...>
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    To start this CBC morning, Cathy and I walked the Sandy Bottom Park loop trail in light rain. Found a good collection of birds given the conditions.
21 species

Mallard  58
Common Merganser  13
Great Blue Heron  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
Winter Wren  3    All three individuals picked up first by double-note calls, then seen. Two together along west side of stream and one more way back on loop on east side at about the same tie when we had separated to cover the area faster.
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
American Tree Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S41282746

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 12/24/17 11:44 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pine Siskins in Conesus
Steve Donohue observed three Pine Siskins on his Mission Road feeder
this afternoon.


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Date: 12/24/17 11:41 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owls - Buffalo Airport
Two Snowy Owls spotted at the Buffalo airport today. One was viewed from
the emergency care flight area looking towards gate 24 on the terminal. The
second was spotted from Prior Aviation looking south. Owl was sitting on
top of white control box.

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