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26 Jun House Wren question [Melanie Uhlir ]
26 Jun Re: Heil School Rd GH Owl Rescued [Linda Orkin ]
26 Jun Heil School Rd GH Owl Rescued [Carl Steckler ]
26 Jun Re: Stewart Park goose study [Dave Nutter ]
25 Jun Henslow's and Grasshopper sparrows [Jay McGowan ]
25 Jun Woodcock on Sherwood platform at Cornell Lab of O [Lee Ann van Leer ]
24 Jun Re: Stilt today? [Linda Clark Benedict ]
24 Jun Woodcock on ground SSW Cornell Lab [Lee Ann van Leer ]
24 Jun Stilt today? [M & K Mannella ]
23 Jun Stewart Park goose study [Dave Nutter ]
22 Jun East Rd. Purple martins????? [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
22 Jun Re: Stilt [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
22 Jun Jetty Woods Highlights [Sandy Wold ]
22 Jun RE:Stilt [Judith Wright ]
21 Jun Re: Stilt updates ? [Judith Wright ]
21 Jun Re: Stilt updates ? [Jay McGowan ]
21 Jun Re: Prairie Warbler question [John and Sue Gregoire ]
21 Jun fledglings everywhere--Oriole today [AB Clark ]
21 Jun Re: Prairie Warbler question [Geo Kloppel ]
21 Jun Prairie Warbler question [Betsy Darlington ]
21 Jun Close Encounter Mystery Bird [Sandy Wold ]
20 Jun B-n Stilt yes ! [Gary Kohlenberg ]
20 Jun Re: Stilt updates ? ["Kenneth V. Rosenberg" ]
20 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
20 Jun Re: Stilt updates ? [Nancy Cusumano ]
20 Jun Howland Island Prothonotary Warblers [Jay McGowan ]
20 Jun 10:43 am report Black-necked Stilt [Lee Ann van Leer ]
20 Jun Stilt present 10:40 [Dave K ]
20 Jun Black-necked Stilt 7:58am [Lee Ann van Leer ]
20 Jun Re: Stilt updates ? [Peter ]
20 Jun Re: Stilt updates ? [Tom Schulenberg ]
20 Jun Stilt updates ? [Gary Kohlenberg ]
19 Jun Black- necked Stilt [Ann Mitchell ]
19 Jun RE:Father's Day birds [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Jun Dutcher Road Dryden Kestrels [Carl Steckler ]
19 Jun Stilt still at Knox-Marsellus [Diane Morton ]
19 Jun Father's Day Oriole ["Lois E. Chaplin" ]
19 Jun Birds and Hay Bales! ["clr82 AT juno.com" ]
19 Jun OOB: 24/7 web cams of arctic bird island [Dave Nutter ]
18 Jun Black-necked Stilt at Knox-Marcellus Marsh at Montezuma ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
18 Jun Re: Ireland birding guide [Jae Sullivan ]
18 Jun Ireland birding guide [James Gaffney ]
18 Jun Black-necked Stilt at Montezuma NWR [Gary Chapin ]
17 Jun Garganey present - Thursday, June 16 [Mike Powers ]
16 Jun Re:Merlin nesting update [AB Clark ]
16 Jun Merlin nesting update [John Confer ]
16 Jun Cayuga Co. Franklin's Gull belated report [Jay McGowan ]
15 Jun More Danby Breeding Birds [Geo Kloppel ]
15 Jun "Nola" Waterthrush @ Hawthorn Orchards [Suan Hsi Yong ]
14 Jun Re: Merlin(s) @ Cayuga Heights [AB Clark ]
14 Jun Merlin(s) @ Cayuga Heights [Suan Yong ]
13 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
13 Jun Recent sightings [Jay McGowan ]
13 Jun Mourning Warblers [Geo Kloppel ]
12 Jun Re: adult Little Blue Heron at Sapsucker Woods [David Weber ]
12 Jun adult Little Blue Heron at Sapsucker Woods [Dave Nutter ]
12 Jun Annual Cayuga Bird Club picnic tomorrow [Jody W Enck ]
12 Jun Audubon Havell double-elephant folio exhibit report [Sandy ]
11 Jun Bluebirds have fledged in NE Ithaca, Sat 6/11 [Mark Chao ]
11 Jun Tree swallow male replaced [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
11 Jun Whimbrel at Knox Marcelles [France ]
11 Jun Audubon double-elephant exhibit today, 10:30-4? [Sandy Wold ]
11 Jun Garganey [M Miller ]
10 Jun Re: Garganey [Donna Scott ]
10 Jun Connecticut Hill Photos [Suan Hsi Yong ]
9 Jun Re: Garganey present now [Robert Lewis ]
9 Jun Re: Garganey present now [Jay McGowan ]
9 Jun Re:[nysbirds-l] Garganey present now [Jay McGowan ]
9 Jun Re: Garganey present now [Robert Lewis ]
8 Jun NE Ithaca, Wed 6/8 [Mark Chao ]
8 Jun Forget-me-nots as food? [Caro ]
8 Jun Garganey from Towpath [Dave K ]
8 Jun Nice morning for ducklings [Geo Kloppel ]
7 Jun Re: Garganey present now [David Nicosia ]
7 Jun Re:[nysbirds-l] Garganey present now [David Nicosia ]
6 Jun Re:[nysbirds-l] Garganey present now [David Nicosia ]

Subject: House Wren question
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie AT mwmu.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:03:03 -0400
Once House Wrens have fledged, and the parents want to start a second 
brood, will they re-use their nest? Or should I clean out the nest box 
for them to start fresh?

Thank you for any advice.

Melanie


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Subject: Re: Heil School Rd GH Owl Rescued
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:30:27 -0400
Great job everyone. Hope she makes it. 

Linda

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 26, 2016, at 10:09 AM, Carl Steckler  wrote:
> 
> The GreatHornedOwl that was frequenting the Heil School Rd was found on the 
road this morning by myself , Chris Wood and others. In a weakened condition 
with an injury to the left eye, the owl was captured by Ann and transported to 
the Vet School wildlife clinic. 

> Ann will post an update on the Owl's recovery.
> Carl
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Subject: Heil School Rd GH Owl Rescued
From: Carl Steckler <simmshill40 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:09:33 -0700
The GreatHornedOwl that was frequenting the Heil School Rd was found on the
road this morning by myself , Chris Wood and others. In a weakened
condition with an injury to the left eye, the owl was captured by Ann and
transported to the Vet School wildlife clinic.
Ann will post an update on the Owl's recovery.
Carl

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Subject: Re: Stewart Park goose study
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 03:54:36 +0000 (GMT)
If my guess is correct that 200 local geese have yellow neck bands, then I've 
found 90% of them so far, overwhelmingly at or next to Stewart Park, where I 
assume they were corralled and collared. This capture was possible because the 
adult geese molt all their flight feathers at once and regrow them while their 
young are also growing up. Having chosen a relatively safe place to spend this 
vulnerable season, it's not surprising that they would mainly stay there. 
Perhaps 10% were miffed enough by the process that they swam to other sites. 



Yesterday evening for the first time I saw 2 collared geese away from Stewart 
Park, NY66 & NU53, among a flock of Canada Geese on Cayuga Inlet near the south 
end of the bike path along Floral Avenue (NYS-13A). As it turned out these 2 
were also birds which I had not seen at Stewart Park. Maybe these birds left 
Stewart Park soon after the banding. However, I was still finding additional 
new-to-me collared birds at Stewart Park yesterday morning, so maybe they were 
hidden among birds there and at Newman Golf Course, and went south later. 
Anyway, this evening I saw one those same 2 collared birds (NY66) on Cayuga 
Inlet near Treman Marina, along with 4 collared birds I was not able to see 
well enough using only binoculars in the fading light. Gotta remember to always 
bring a scope when biking! 




By the way, a scope comes in handy after dark on clear evenings. That odd 
bright yellow "star" just to the left of the top of Scorpio is Saturn. At 60x 
there's a distinct view of the planet surrounded by the oval of the rings 
tipped fairly high toward us. A few years back the rings were edge-on and 
boringly invisible, dull to look at, like Mars is in my scope, currently to the 
right of Saturn in the southern sky in the evening. 


--Dave Nutter

On Jun 22, 2016, at 10:39 PM, Dave Nutter  wrote:


Many of the Canada Geese at Stewart Park have recently been banded. The young 
were given a red band on one leg and a standard aluminum band on the other. One 
of these young is dragging an injured wing. Up to 200 adults were given yellow 
neck collars each with a unique black 2-letter, 2-number code. All appear to 
start with either NY or NU. I've seen 162 different collars so far. 




This is evidently part of the study of the local goose population, their 
number, where they go, and maybe some demographics. It has to do with the push 
to get rid of the geese which was talked about at a recent club meeting. 
Meanwhile the collars add another dimension to what was already a wonderful 
study opportunity. Not only can you observe behavior up close throughout the 
year, now you can get to know individual birds and some of the geese they spend 
time with. Some pairs have both members collared, and some of these pairs have 
young while others seem not to, but I imagine there could have been many young 
losing track of their parents during the massive round-up and banding & 
collaring operation.  



Today the collared geese and banded young (with many non-collared adults) 
appeared to be all in the part of Stewart Park and Newman Golf Course closest 
to Fall Creek. The only other geese I saw today were a group of 35 adults (none 
with collars, no young) on Cayuga Inlet by the south end of the bike path along 
Floral Avenue, and a single non-collared adult on Cayuga Lake near East Shore 
Park. 


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Subject: Henslow's and Grasshopper sparrows
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:42:18 -0400
The Henslow's field on the west side of West King Road continues to be
productive. The night before last, Marshall Iliff had *3* different singing
HENSLOW'S SPARROWS there, and we heard at least two tonight, as well as a
very distant GRASSHOPPER SPARROW!

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Macaulay Library
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Subject: Woodcock on Sherwood platform at Cornell Lab of O
From: Lee Ann van Leer <lav24 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:11:03 +0000
I'm leading a bird walk and we found it on Wilson Trail north and it keeps 
walking in front of us and is now on Sherwood Platform. It did the woodcock 
bobbing 'dance' for us! Quite a treat. 4 stinkin' cute Bluejay fledglings being 
fed at Fuller wetlands on same trail. 


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Subject: Re: Stilt today?
From: Linda Clark Benedict <lbenedict48 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:16:35 +0000
I'm at the Visitors Center and there have been no reports here.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016, 10:55 AM M & K Mannella  wrote:

> I am planning to go to Montezuma tomorrow morning for another try at
> seeing the stilt. Has anyone seen it today?
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Subject: Woodcock on ground SSW Cornell Lab
From: Lee Ann van Leer <lav24 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:27:22 +0000
Sapsucker Woods, Wilson Trail North on the woodsy part of tail where it splits 
when going from Fueller wetland to Sherwood platform. Last headed on foot in 
direction of employee picnic area. 


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Subject: Stilt today?
From: M & K Mannella <mkmannella AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:54:42 -0400
I am planning to go to Montezuma tomorrow morning for another try at seeing the 
stilt. Has anyone seen it today? 


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Subject: Stewart Park goose study
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:39:08 +0000 (GMT)
Many of the Canada Geese at Stewart Park have recently been banded. The young 
were given a red band on one leg and a standard aluminum band on the other. One 
of these young is dragging an injured wing. Up to 200 adults were given yellow 
neck collars each with a unique black 2-letter, 2-number code. All appear to 
start with either NY or NU. I've seen 162 different collars so far. 




This is evidently part of the study of the local goose population, their 
number, where they go, and maybe some demographics. It has to do with the push 
to get rid of the geese which was talked about at a recent club meeting. 
Meanwhile the collars add another dimension to what was already a wonderful 
study opportunity. Not only can you observe behavior up close throughout the 
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time with. Some pairs have both members collared, and some of these pairs have 
young while others seem not to, but I imagine there could have been many young 
losing track of their parents during the massive round-up and banding & 
collaring operation.  



Today the collared geese and banded young (with many non-collared adults) 
appeared to be all in the part of Stewart Park and Newman Golf Course closest 
to Fall Creek. The only other geese I saw today were a group of 35 adults (none 
with collars, no young) on Cayuga Inlet by the south end of the bike path along 
Floral Avenue, and a single non-collared adult on Cayuga Lake near East Shore 
Park. 


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Subject: East Rd. Purple martins?????
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:17:44 -0400
The Mennonite couple who lived in the house that burnt on East Rd. put 
up a Purple martin house several years before they moved away about two 
yrs. ago. The box had been occupied by martins almost from the time the 
box was put up & I saw martins there last yr.. I don't recall anyone 
ever having posted to the list about seeing martins. I didn't just 
because I didn't have the time.  Last I knew, the box was still there, 
out by the garage. This is just a heads up for others to keep an eye out 
for martins & not "just swallows."

Becky & I missed the stilt yesterday at Know-Marcellus but found more 
new osprey nests & the starts of 3 others on our travels. We saw 5 
ospreys on poles north of the Van Dyne Spoor Rd. platform which we think 
are the parents & 3 offspring.

After you cross the RR tracks, just past Wright Rd., an unmarked road 
bears off to the left from Van Dyne Spoor & a new kiosk has been placed 
there but no information is yet on it.  That road parallels VDS Rd. & at 
the end are 2 newly placed picnic tables, a pit grill & a lovely nature 
mural  has been painted on the old  bridge abutment. From that spot you 
can look north & see the Morgan Rd. facility. Hope I'm not turned around 
on directions : N, E, S, W???? The woods are close along the road & seem 
to be very birdy. I chose to not drive beyond the picnic area, esp. 
since that area had had enough rain Mon. night to make puddles so I 
suggest the road beyond be walked. We did see "No Trespassing" signs in 
the woods. Becky heard a lot of birds singing in the woods.

For those looking for food, pizza, salads, ice cream, drinks, pit stop, 
gasoline, etc. a new Byrne Dairy has opened in Magee on the corner of 
Rtes. 318 & 414. We had very good "subs" made of bread .. sub rolls 
aren't used. Food & prices were better than the Day & Night gas station 
on 5 & 20 at Rte. 90 east of the refuge entrance.

Fritzie

Union Springs.





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Subject: Re: Stilt
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:55:59 -0400
You aren't alone there!!!!!  And you left the apostrophe ('s) off else. 
So ...... why try? We all knew what you meant!

Chuckled to see your post. Our neighbor is also Judy Wright but she's 
handicapped so WE KNOW she can't go birding.

Fritzie ..... Union Springs

On 6/22/2016 1:40 PM, Judith Wright wrote:
> In my posting yesterday evening I accidentally called the 
> "black-necked stilt" a “black-necked stint”.
> I can proof read anyone else work but it takes days for me to see my 
> mistakes!!!!
>
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Subject: Jetty Woods Highlights
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:50:57 -0400
Sorry to hear that the merlin nests did not do well this year.  Today, I
was happy to see a baby oriole pop its head then full body launched out
suddenly and perch on the top of the nest ..or possibly its sibling's head?
  The nest is extremely well concealed.  I only noticed because mom and dad
had been feeding them.

The nestling flicked its wings and preened a bit, looked around for the
longest time, then returned deep into its nest, which silenced the
squawking sibling.  The nest is hanging well hidden over the gravel road
that goes to Jetty Woods, near the utility building

I am also seeing baby robins everywhere, saw a baby song sparrow trying to
sing and sounding hoarse, and hearing the wren nest next door go crazy ever
15 minutes.  Momma Wood Duck and her five ducklings paddled around the
light house, goslings are looking huge!  Is this the second round of
hatchlings?

The wild flowers blooming on and around the base of the jetty are
absolutely stunning and magnificent right now.  Other highlights:  Eastern
Kingbird, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Catbirds, Osprey with fish in
air, many swallows,...

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Subject: RE:Stilt
From: Judith Wright <jwright40 AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:40:55 -0400
In my posting yesterday evening I accidentally called the "black-necked stilt" 
a “black-necked stint”. 


I can proof read anyone else work but it takes days for me to see my 
mistakes!!!! 


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Subject: Re: Stilt updates ?
From: Judith Wright <jwright40 AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:20:24 -0400
I posted this to OneidaBirds earlier this evening but it has not yet appeared 
in my inbox. 

I went to Knox Marcellus this morning but facing into the bright sunlight made 
id’ing just about anything, impossible for me. 


 I went back this evening, arriving about 5 PM. Viewing was ideal. I worked the 
area from the pull-in south to the new farmhouse and back with no success until 
5:45. At that time I was approx 1/4 to 1/3 of the way south of the pull in when 
the B.N. Stint launched itself into the air from behind the high grasses right 
at the bottom of the hill, at the edge of the marsh. It flew parallel to me, 
going north, rising to just above my eye level, then dropping back in behind 
the first bit of higher marsh vegetation. The length of the flight was about 
60-75 yds. I was thrilled to get great looks, with just bins, both down on the 
back of the bird, and also up at it’s underside, as it flew by. Loved those 
trailing red legs! I never did see it standing as the vegetation hid it from my 
view. 


The usual suspects were also there, Gr.B. Herons, Gr. Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, 
a fly by Green Heron, Canada Geese, one Snow Goose, and multitudes of ducks. If 
there were smaller shorebirds, I missed them. Not one raptor to be seen either. 


Judy Wright
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Baldwinsville, NY






> On Jun 21, 2016, at 8:01 PM, Jay McGowan  wrote:
> 
> For anyone wondering, the Black-necked Stilt does not seem to be present at 
Knox-Marsellus this evening. The male Eurasian Wigeon is out with other 
waterfowl, but otherwise nothing too noteworthy. 

> 
> On Jun 20, 2016 5:09 PM, "Kenneth V. Rosenberg" > wrote: 

> Gary reported it on the RBA text alert 18 minutes ago…..  I say go for it!
> 
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Subject: Re: Stilt updates ?
From: Jay McGowan <jmcgowan57 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:01:03 -0400
For anyone wondering, the Black-necked Stilt does not seem to be present at
Knox-Marsellus this evening. The male Eurasian Wigeon is out with other
waterfowl, but otherwise nothing too noteworthy.
On Jun 20, 2016 5:09 PM, "Kenneth V. Rosenberg"  wrote:

> Gary reported it on the RBA text alert 18 minutes ago…..  I say go for it!
>
>
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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:34 PM, Nancy Cusumano 
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> Any more stilt updates? Worth heading there now?
>
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>> > Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt
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>>
>> still there this morning, per rba text from Nathan Golberg
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Subject: Re: Prairie Warbler question
From: John and Sue Gregoire <khmo AT empacc.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:23:10 -0400
Hi Betsy,

I believe it is more than a generic "Prairie Warblers" but do believe they have
established territory and getting on with it. The lack of intense song and
territorial fighting among neotrops is, in my opinion, a direct reflection of
greatly reduced populations thanks to all the natural and man made hazards here 
and 

in the tropics. We've been tracking this phenomena for 30 years now at this 
location 

and the results are both remarkable and scary. The short answer to your 
question is 

that there is no longer a need for prolonged territorial song battles in many 
areas 

because of that reduced population. While you see it in your Prairies, we've 
seen it 

in several species -all neotrops.

The ABC tends to agree with that analysis. Locally we have seen the extirpation 
of 

many species thanks to modern agribusiness farming methods as they destroy 
hedgerows 

and turn pasture into corn and alfalfa fields. Field species attempting to nest 
in 

the undesirable alfalfa are lost due to the several takings of the crop over 
the 

season. Add the slathering of liquid manure slurry between harvests and it's 
not a 

pretty picture.

I'd love to hear other opinions on this and thanks for surfacing it.

Best,
John


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Subject: fledglings everywhere--Oriole today
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:28:42 -0400
Hile School Road-Freeville

One of several Baltimore Oriole nestlings became a fledgling this morning, and 
is now giving new meaning to the adjective “incessant”. Its sibling(s) are 
still being fed in the nest and I am seeing relatively little parental 
attention going to it. But the parents couldn’t possibly be missing it, as 
its call rate per minute is about 17 little ch-ch-chs of 1-2 sec each. Its like 
having a baby monitor that broadcasts your baby breathing! Any interruption 
could mean trouble. 


It didn’t stop when its mother trilled roughly (warningly) at me. But it 
hopped expectantly when its dad dropped a few liquid notes out of the tree well 
above it. 


Yesterday it was up and looking around out of the nest, after feedings. At one 
point in a gust of wind, it nearly lost it, wings outstretched apparently 
clinging to the entrance side that I wasn’t watching. I have not seen its 
sibs appearing over the rim like that, so there may be more than 1 day of 
asynchrony in fledging. 


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Subject: Re: Prairie Warbler question
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:29:56 -0400
So quickly time flies, and spring turns to summer. More and more warblers are 
feeding nestlings and even fledglings now. Some birds have already begun their 
second broods. 


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> Have Prairie Warblers quieted down already? Twice recently I haven't heard 
them in places in Candor where I had been hearing them. 

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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:55:07 -0400
Have Prairie Warblers quieted down already? Twice recently I haven't heard
them in places in Candor where I had been hearing them.
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From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:51:51 -0400
Yesterday, late in the sweltering heat of late afternoon, when I was
watering a plant in my garden, a bird flew from behind me and landed about
a foot from my feet.  Without hesitation, it promptly stepped in to drink
voraciously.  I thought it was going to open its mouth to let water pour
in, it was that close; but drank from the ground instead.  The soil was
gravely, so the water puddled for only a second before the ground soaked it
up.  We watched for the water pool again, and it drank again. This lasted
for all of about a minute because the water I had left was very little.  So
interesting that it chose to drink next to a human in my small yard
downtown rather than go to the creek two blocks away!  I guess my garden is
pretty sweet.

As it stood there, I could not for the life of me identify it!...  size of
a starling, maybe a bit bigger, mostly a dull black all over with brown
under the wing (sweat spot) and underside.  The slope of the head and bill
were low, that of a Red-winged Blackbird.  I could have sworn I was looking
at yellow lore spots, and this really through me off...everything matches a
female Grackle, except the yellow lores.  any ideas?  was I hallucinating
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Subject: B-n Stilt yes !
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:05:51 +0000
The wonderful Black-necked Stilt was still visible in Knox-Marcellus marsh when 
Nathan Goldberg and I left at 5:50 pm today. 

He always favored the southern 1/3 of the marsh, in the muddy fingers, 
occasionally flying short distances to forage at various points. It was nice to 
see him in flight with long red legs trailing behind. 

The Eurasian Wigeon was hard to see, but more difficult was the Garganey, even 
Nathan's considerable efforts couldn't materialize him into view. 

Thanks to Ken and Tom for the updates today. 

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Subject: Re: Stilt updates ?
From: "Kenneth V. Rosenberg" <kvr2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:08:46 +0000
Gary reported it on the RBA text alert 18 minutes ago..  I say go for it!


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On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:34 PM, Nancy Cusumano 
> wrote: 


Any more stilt updates? Worth heading there now?

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> Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt would be 
appreciated. 


still there this morning, per rba text from Nathan Golberg

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:49:29 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - June 20, 2016
*  NYSY  06. 20. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 13, 2016 
- June 20, 2016to 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: June 20  AT 4:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of June 13, 2015. 

Highlights--------------
LEAST BITTERNSNOWY EGRETGARGANEYEURASIAN WIGEONRUDDY DUCKBLACK-NECKED 
STILTSWAINSON’S THRUSHPROTHONOTARY WARBLERORCHARD ORIOLE 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

          The big news this week is the mega-rarity BLACK-NECKED STILT 
that was found in Knox-Marsellus Marsh on 6/18. Luckily this bird has stuck 
around and has been seen by almost everyone who has looked for it. It was 
present this morning at the west end of Knox-Marsellus and easily picked out 
with a scope from East Road. Unfortunately the even more rare GARGANY has not 
been seen since 6/16.      6/17: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Morgan 
Road marsh.      6/18: BLACK-NECKED STILT discovered at Knox-Marsellus Marsh 
from East Road.  An ERUASIAN WIGEON was also seen from East Road. A 
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again found in the forested area on Armitage Road.   
  6/19: A LEAST BITTERN was found along Towpath Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     6/18: A SNOWY EGRET was found on Onondaga Lake from the new walking 
trail starting at the State Fair area.     6/20: Two adult male RUDDY DUCKS 
were seen on Beaver lake. 


Oneida County------------
     6/17: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Utica Marsh.

Oswego County------------
     6/15: 3 SWAINSON’S THRUSHES were heard along Otto Mills Road north of 
Redfield. 


Cayuga County------------
     6/19: 6 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen and photographed by birders 
paddling around Howland’s Island. They appear to be in areas inaccesible by 
foot.      

     
 
--end report 
    
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Subject: Re: Stilt updates ?
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:34:16 -0400
Any more stilt updates? Worth heading there now?

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Subject: Howland Island Prothonotary Warblers
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:21:39 -0400
All,
Yesterday Livia and I finally got a chance to kayak around Howland Island
for the first time this summer. We got started a little later than planned
after being distracted looking at the continuing Black-necked Stilt, so
didn't make it onto the water at Carncross Road until a little after 8AM.
The water levels were much lower than last year, so while the whole route
was passable, some areas were a pain to get through due to thick vegetation
and shallow water.

The target and highlight was of course PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. We found two
singing males last June, and a refuge survey a few weeks ago found three
singing males. Yesterday, Livia and I found *SIX* singing birds around the
nine mile loop. We had birds in both of the same areas where we had them
last summer, as well as an additional bird at the top of the island and two
around Haiti Island in the southeast corner. This could have conceivably
been the same bird heard from opposite sides of this island, but I am more
inclined to think it was a different individual. At the northwest point we
had two singing birds, one of which was carrying a caterpillar for some
time, indicating an active nest or fledglings nearby.

A map of the birds we heard yesterday can be viewed here:
https://flic.kr/p/JixJCm
The red points are yesterday's locations, the blue last year's.

And some mediocre recordings and a couple of photographs can be seen here:
http://bit.ly/28JE1al

Anyway, fun to hear so many and great to know that the Armitage birds are
not the only ones in the area!

Jay

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From: Lee Ann van Leer <lav24 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:46:40 +0000
<> Joe 
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Subject: Stilt present 10:40
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:43:50 +0000
Loafing with Wigeon on mudflat West edge middle KnoxMarcellua

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Subject: Black-necked Stilt 7:58am
From: Lee Ann van Leer <lavanleer AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:38:09 -0400
Nathan Goldberg reported this at 7:58 a.m.

"Stilt still present 7:58 am along close edge of K-M, walking in the open."

(Knox-Marcellus Marsh/Montezuma NWR)

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Subject: Re: Stilt updates ?
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:30:48 -0400
I was there with a few friends last night around 7 PM and it was still 
there and easy to see..............though far away.

Pete Saracino


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Subject: Re: Stilt updates ?
From: Tom Schulenberg <tss62 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:06:00 -0400
> Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt would
be appreciated.

still there this morning, per rba text from Nathan Golberg

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Subject: Stilt updates ?
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:45:34 +0000
Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt would be 
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Subject: Black- necked Stilt
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:38:59 -0400
Still seen from middle of East Road. Easy to spot.
Ann

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Subject: RE:Father's Day birds
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:02:29 +0000
Father Downy Woodpecker is feeding his begging baby at my eye level in the tree 
outside my big screen porch. 

I have at least 3, if not 4 Brown Thrashers cavorting in the front yard, dust 
bathing and maybe "anting" on the road shoulder - probably the father is there 
with some young and their mother. 

Tufted Titmouse is feeding baby in the tree too, just can't tell if it is 
father or mother. 


I makes me think of my own dear departed father who took good care of us.
Happy Day all you fathers out there!

Donna Scott

535 Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY

From: bounce-120571869-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-120571869-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Lois E. 
Chaplin 

Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2016 8:38 AM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Father's Day Oriole

The bird activity in my yard has been most entertaining of late. The Redwings 
were most disturbed by what turned out to be a weasel patrolling around the 
pond yesterday. Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, I heard chattering 
from what turned out to be an Oriole nest. Needless to say I was thrilled. 
Yesterday, I watched her do most of the feeding while Dad chased off the Blue 
Jay. This morning, I watched the nest with my scope and could see four little 
heads/necks reaching for their next meal and it was Dad bringing breakfast. 


Cheers to all the dads on this day.

Lois Chaplin
Beam Hill
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Subject: Dutcher Road Dryden Kestrels
From: Carl Steckler <simmshill40 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:00:51 -0700
Two small heads peeking out of Kestrel box on Dutcher Road, Dryden
Carl

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Subject: Stilt still at Knox-Marsellus
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:13:58 -0400
The black-necked stilt can be seen from East Road at Knox-Marsellus marsh
at Montezuma.

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Subject: Father's Day Oriole
From: "Lois E. Chaplin" <lec4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:37:32 +0000
The bird activity in my yard has been most entertaining of late. The Redwings 
were most disturbed by what turned out to be a weasel patrolling around the 
pond yesterday. Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, I heard chattering 
from what turned out to be an Oriole nest. Needless to say I was thrilled. 
Yesterday, I watched her do most of the feeding while Dad chased off the Blue 
Jay. This morning, I watched the nest with my scope and could see four little 
heads/necks reaching for their next meal and it was Dad bringing breakfast. 


Cheers to all the dads on this day.

Lois Chaplin
Beam Hill

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Subject: Birds and Hay Bales!
From: "clr82 AT juno.com" <clr82@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:45:53 GMT
Like the enrichment activities employed in a zoo, it was fun to watch the 
birds' reaction on some nearby fields as they were hayed for the first time in 
nearly 30 years. Huge round bales scattered across what were once pastures 
along with a pair of red-tailed hawks, two small crow families, and a host of 
starlings. The hawks perched singly on bales but took turns as they flew about 
from one vantage point to another. The crows, one group of four and one of six, 
would follow first one and then the other hawk - choosing to land about three 
or four bales away each time. Meanwhile, the starlings would fly up as a group 
then land on and around one bale at a time.I sat in my car on the edge of the 
road and watched them for 20-30 minutes, and they continued their "dance" as I 
drove away. Colleen Richards 

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Subject: OOB: 24/7 web cams of arctic bird island
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:43:47 +0000 (GMT)
For you insomniacs, currently there are 2 cameras operating in the constant 
arctic spring/summer daylight on a 99-acre island which is the easternmost bit 
of Norway next to Finland. Lunde means Puffin, but there are also Razorbills in 
this view, which I suspect includes a couple entrances to burrows. Krykkje 
means Kittiwake, and they are lined up on narrow ledges of a cliff. This site 
worked better for me than the one Stefhan used: 


http://www.birdwatch.tv/
--Dave Nutter

Begin forwarded message:


From: Stefhan Ohlström 
Date: June 18, 2016 10:08:17 AM
To: David Nutter 
Subject: 7 24 Live TV from the Norwegian bird island Hornöya


Hi Dave,
 
I discovered this program from Swedish TV, it is a live program thats on all 
the time around the clock. 

 
http://www.svtplay.se/video/9142668/fagelon/fagelon?info=visa
 
All the best
Stefhan
 
  

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Subject: Black-necked Stilt at Knox-Marcellus Marsh at Montezuma
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:05:06 +0000
It doesn't look like this ever got posted on this list. This morning, Saturday, 
18 June 2016, Stacy Robinson was looking for the Garganey at Knox-Marsellus and 
found a Black-necked Stilt instead!!! Although the Garganey remained elusive 
and had not been seen by the time I left this afternoon, the stilt was seen 
throughout the day. When I was there just past noon, the looks were horrible 
because of the distance and heat shimmer. But, fortunately, a stilt is a giant 
shorebird that is boldly patterned in simple black and white, and so is easily 
identified with confidence from a great distance. 


Although Black-necked Stilt is an expected vagrant along the New York coast, it 
is rare in the state even there. I haven't done the research, but I believe 
this may be the third upstate record of the species in New York and the first 
for the Cayuga Lake Basin. It certainly was a new state bird for me! 


Kevin

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Subject: Re: Ireland birding guide
From: Jae Sullivan <blueheron555 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:52:48 +0000 (UTC)
I have the app "Birds of Northern Europe."
Jae




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Off list can anyone recommend a birding book/app for Birds of Ireland? I am 
looking forward to a trip there next month.  Much appreciated. 

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Subject: Ireland birding guide
From: James Gaffney <jgaffne2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:44:00 -0400
Off list can anyone recommend a birding book/app for Birds of Ireland? I am
looking forward to a trip there next month.  Much appreciated.
Jim Gaffney

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Subject: Black-necked Stilt at Montezuma NWR
From: Gary Chapin <gchapin1 AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 06:27:15 -0400
I just received a call from Stacy Robinson who is looking for the Garganey at 
Knox-Marsellus and just found a Black-necked Stilt. 


Good luck to all who try for this bird. 

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Ticonderoga, NY

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Subject: Garganey present - Thursday, June 16
From: Mike Powers <noflickster AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:46:22 -0400
Hi everyone,

Just a quick note since I haven't seen any recent reports about the
Garganey at Montezuma. I spent a few hours at Knox-Marcellus Marsh in the
early-mid afternoon on Thursday and was able to see the Garganey for a few
minutes before it disappeared among the cattails. I missed the bird on
Saturday, and as it hadn't been reported since Sunday (as far as I can
tell) I was really happy to have this brief encounter with the bird.

Cheers,
Mike

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Subject: Re:Merlin nesting update
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:45:24 -0400
I heard a merlin twittering on Christopher Circle/Christopher Lane yesterday 
evening, although hadnt seen activity on it. I have not scoped it recently. 



> On Jun 16, 2016, at 6:26 PM, John Confer  wrote:
> 
> Not good news, overall, for Merlin nests.
> 
> The Titus Ave. nest, and the Dryden nest, and the City Cemetery nest have all 
failed. I saw red-tails in the vicinity of two of the nests. The sticks in two 
of the nests were dis-assembled, allowing light to penetrate where it had been 
opaque, suggesting a struggle with a predator. 

> 
> The Wells College nest, the Christopher Lane nest, and now maybe, perhaps the 
new Congregational Church nest, may still be active. I never located the 
possible nest near Freeze Rd. despite 4 trips of over an hour each from 
~6:30-7:30. Darn. Thanks for the input! 

> 
> John Confer


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Subject: Merlin nesting update
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:26:08 +0000
Not good news, overall, for Merlin nests.


The Titus Ave. nest, and the Dryden nest, and the City Cemetery nest have all 
failed. I saw red-tails in the vicinity of two of the nests. The sticks in two 
of the nests were dis-assembled, allowing light to penetrate where it had been 
opaque, suggesting a struggle with a predator. 



The Wells College nest, the Christopher Lane nest, and now maybe, perhaps the 
new Congregational Church nest, may still be active. I never located the 
possible nest near Freeze Rd. despite 4 trips of over an hour each from 
~6:30-7:30. Darn. Thanks for the input! 



John Confer

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Subject: Cayuga Co. Franklin's Gull belated report
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:35:12 -0400
Hi all,
I wanted to let anyone interested know that the LAUGHING GULL that Alex
Lees, Nargila Moura, Ken Rosenberg, and I reported on May 29 turns out to
have been a FRANKLIN'S GULL! We were scanning from the Frontenac Harbor
Marina when Alex spotted the bird flying out over the lake. It eventually
came somewhat closer but we never got amazing looks at it and it never
landed. Alex and I managed a few photos, but once we confirmed it had a
dark hood, dark mantle, and no obvious white in the wingtips, we settled on
Laughing without much further consideration. Thanks is due to Marshall
Iliff and then Chris Wood for noticing and correcting our initial
identification.

This seems to be a rather uncommon plumage in which to see Franklin's
Gulls, apparently a first summer bird that has gotten extensive black on
the hood without the broad subterminal white band that older plumages of
this species show. A ghost of this band can be seen on some of our images,
but it is not pronounced. Probably the most obvious features pointing to
Franklin's are the underwing pattern, with relatively limited black in the
wingtips, and the short, broad wing shape. The bill to me seems a little
longer than one might expect for Franklin's, but the rest of the body
proportions are wrong for Laughing.

All in all, a great learning experience for me, and a reminder of why we
should all take pictures of every bird we see!

My updated checklist with photos is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S29965783

We also had (almost as unexpectedly!) a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in a
Canada flock offshore. I have been through this area quite a few times
since this time and was not able to refind either of these birds, which
went out on the RBA but perhaps not onto the listserv at the time.

Cheers,
Jay

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Subject: More Danby Breeding Birds
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:03:12 -0400
I struck out again yesterday morning on Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, which I still 
expect to find in the red maple bog beside Walding Lane, as in former years. 
Will try another day (though the exuberance of the poison sumac in there is 
really a caution!) 


Early this morning I watched Baltimore Orioles delivering food to a nest in a 
giant sugar maple at the edge of a swamp. Swamp Sparrows, Yellow Warblers, 
Great Crested Flycatchers and an Eastern Kingbird were also catching food and 
carrying it instead of eating it. The temperature was 45 degrees F! 


Around noon I found a Louisiana Waterthrush feeding a Cowbird fledgling in the 
gorge at the north end of Comfort Road, a location which is just inside the 
Town of Danby. 


Then I went up into the white spruce grove at the top of Bald Hill Road, behind 
the new yellow gate with the red STOP sign attached. Walking in, I flushed a 
Ruffed Grouse with a brood of young, still tiny but old enough to fly a few 
yards. At the same moment a heard a Mourning Warbler singing (some folks will 
remember that this has been a Mourning Warbler spot for a number of years now). 
I soon got a nice close-up view of this singer, and at the same time another 
Mourning Warbler began singing from across the road. 


As reported in past years, this spot is just silly with Hooded Warblers, but 
there are also lots of other birds (Black-throated Blues, for instance). At one 
point I was startled to see two Blue Jays closely chasing a red squirrel in a 
spiraling retreat down the trunk of a tall spindly spruce. Nest at the top! I 
love to bird these local places in the breeding season! 


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Subject: "Nola" Waterthrush @ Hawthorn Orchards
From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:50:56 -0400
This morning as I biked the East Ithaca Recway, just south of Mitchell
Street I heard a waterthrush singing from the trees at the NW corner of the
Hawthorn Orchard. Its first three notes had the plaintive slur of a
Louisiana Waterthrush. This was followed by the choppy ending of a Northern
Waterthrush. I did not stop to figure out the identity of the singer --
which admittedly could also have been an impersonating yellow warbler.

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Subject: Re: Merlin(s) @ Cayuga Heights
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:02:08 -0400
Hi Suan and All Merlin Watchers,

The Merlins on Christopher Circle have either gone completely silent or fledged 
(too soon?) or they have moved. I saw no birds around or visible on the nest by 
late last week. IS this related to the Highland Avenue pair? I have no idea how 
far they might move for a renest. 


Anne

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pine tree up the hill SE of the church. Soon we saw a Merlin circle around in a 
display flight. I couldn't be sure, but it felt like the vocalizing bird was 
different from the flying one, suggesting a pair, perhaps. Seems possible that 
a nest is nearby, but without binoculars and being late for the rehearsal, I 
didn't see anything more. 

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Subject: Merlin(s) @ Cayuga Heights
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:10:32 -0400
At 7:30 this evening as we were about to enter the First Congregational Church 
on Highland Avenue in Cayuga Heights, we heard a Merlin calling from a pine 
tree up the hill SE of the church. Soon we saw a Merlin circle around in a 
display flight. I couldn't be sure, but it felt like the vocalizing bird was 
different from the flying one, suggesting a pair, perhaps. Seems possible that 
a nest is nearby, but without binoculars and being late for the rehearsal, I 
didn't see anything more. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:02:25 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - June 13, 2016
*  NYSY  06. 13. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 06, 2016 
- June 13, 2016to 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: June 06  AT 3:00 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of June 06, 2015. 

Highlights--------------BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBLUE-WINGED 
TEALGARGANEYACADIAN FLYCATCHERPHILADELPHIA VIREOSWAINSON’S THRUSHPROTHONOTARY 
WARBLERCERULEAN WARBLERGRASSHOPPER SPARROWNELSON’S SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE 




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     The GARGANEY, first reported on 6/5 was seen throughout the week up to 
yesterday at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. There have been no reports negative or 
positive yet today. 10 species of Shorebirds and a Phalarope species were 
reported from the complex this week. Among them were BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.     6/10: A NELSON’S SPARROW was seen and nicely 
photographed along the Wildlife Trail.     6/11: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen 
along the Wildlife Trail.     6/12: The PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the Armitage 
Road wooded area was seen again. An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERON were found on VanDyne Spoor Road. 


Cayuga County------------
     6/9: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues to be heard and seen at Sterling 
Nature Center. 


Onondaga County------------
     6/13: A CERULEAN WARBLER was heard and seen at eye level on the Lake 
Loop Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center. 


Oswego county------------
     6/9: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was heard on Otto Mills Road north of 
Redfield.     6/11: 3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found on Main Street in 
Richland. 


Herkimer County------------
     6/6: Two adult and 11 young BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen and photographed 
in a pond on McKoon’s Road northeast of Richfield Springs.      

 
--end report 
    
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Subject: Recent sightings
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:20:08 -0400
Hi all,
A few updates for the listserv. The LITTLE BLUE HERON David Weber found on
the pond at Sapsucker Woods yesterday continued into the evening. My list
from the afternoon with photos is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30200976
Brad and I just checked from the Lab building and Sherwood Platform and did
not see any sign of the bird, but there is still a chance it could be
hiding in the lilypads in the back pond. It was surprisingly hard to see at
times.

Meanwhile at Montezuma, the GARGANEY I found last weekend continues to
frequent the southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus Marsh, usually best seen
from East Road in the afternoon or on cloudy days. It was not seen for a
while yesterday but was eventually found mid-afternoon. It tends to stay in
the vegetation and only comes into view occasionally, so patience and
especially a scope are crucial in order to see it.

I was at East Road briefly yesterday while the Garganey was not being seen,
but I did manage to pick out a view shorebirds despite the light, the
highlight being two adult SANDERLINGS out on one of the fingers of land
with a flock of Semipalmated Sandpipers. One or two unidentified PHALAROPES
were also reported in Knox-Marsellus yesterday.

On Friday, Warren Rofe found a NELSON'S SPARROW near the photo blind on the
Wildlife Drive at Montezuma. His photos of this bird can be seen here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30173466

The PROTHONOTARY WARBLER pair continues in the usual spot on Armitage Road,
but the RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS on Mays Point Road have been more elusive,
only being seen occasionally in the dead trees amongst the houses and
trailers across the bridge from their traditional nesting area. The
DICKCISSEL at Lott Farm in Seneca Falls found by Tim Lenz and Andy Guthrie
last weekend has not been reported recently. My photos and audio of that
bird from last week can be seen here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30101961

And finally, Myers Point has been generally quiet and unproductive for
shorebirds, but I did find two SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS there yesterday:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30190600
as well as a COMMON TERN on Saturday:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30174131


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Subject: Mourning Warblers
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:57:40 -0400
I needed to find Mourning Warblers this week for the Danby Breeding Bird 
Survey, so at 5:30 this morning I went down to the West Danby Fire Station, 
walked up-slope to the town water tank, then south along the Pennsylvania & 
Sodus Bay RR grade into the Lindsay Parsons Preserve to visit a Mourning 
Warbler spot on the western wall of the valley. The target area was 
criss-crossed with dozer cuts (15 years ago, was it?), when it was logged quite 
heavily. The hillside cuts were soon grown-in with brambles, ferns, roses and 
red elder. 


Arriving at the location, I immediately heard several Mourning Warblers 
singing, and easily got a visual. 


So, they're still here. In fact the area looks little changed. It will be a 
long time yet before this canopy closes. 


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Subject: Re: adult Little Blue Heron at Sapsucker Woods
From: David Weber <weberbirding AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:08:58 -0400
Thanks Dave. It was still there at 12:42, moving north toward the Sherwood 
Platform. Should be easy to see from there. 


Good birding,
David Weber

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building. It had previously been perched in the snag which held the Great Blue 
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Subject: adult Little Blue Heron at Sapsucker Woods
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT mac.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:51:35 -0400
At 11:16am David Weber reported that an adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was at 
Sapsucker Woods foraging in the main pond on the west side across from the Lab 
building. It had previously been perched in the snag which held the Great Blue 
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Subject: Annual Cayuga Bird Club picnic tomorrow
From: Jody W Enck <jwe4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:21:20 +0000
Hello Everyone,

Just a reminder that the annual picnic will be Monday the 13th at Myers Park in 
Lansing. Please plan to arrive between 6 and 6:30pm. Here is the announcement 
from the Club website: 


The annual dish-to-pass dinner will be held at Myers Park in Lansing. Bring a 
generous dish to share—main dish, appetizer, or dessert. Also bring your own 
place setting, something to drink, and binoculars. There will be a short bird 
walk after dinner. Come meet and socialize with your fellow bird club members! 


I am offering to drive with anyone who wants to carpool with me. Please email 
me directly if you are interested. 


thanks
Jody


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Subject: Audubon Havell double-elephant folio exhibit report
From: Sandy <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:36:00 -0400
Here is my report. I figured out how to see this thanks to the "Lost Bird" 
documentary and asking. You can see it next year! Read on. I'll be looking for 
Fuertes' artwork next. 


https://www.facebook.com/groups/cayugabirdclub/permalink/1028812670489881/

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Subject: Bluebirds have fledged in NE Ithaca, Sat 6/11
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:27:40 -0400
At 12:40  PM on Saturday, a yellow-gaped, gray-headed EASTERN BLUEBIRD
nestling appeared at the hole of our nest box in northeast Ithaca.  This
was the first time I had ever seen the face of any of these nestlings, so I
thought it was just taking a cool breath or impatiently looking for a
parent.  But then, to my delight and astonishment, I watched this bird
haltingly get its footing on the threshold, lean forward, and fly out of
the box on beautiful, long, new blue wings.



Over the next 40 minutes, my wife Miyoko and our son Tilden and I watched
the other nestlings gradually muster up resolve, hesitating and retreating
like little kids on a three-meter diving board.  The parents continually
voiced encouragement nearby, and still came to deliver food a couple of
times.  Finally, a nestling pushed off from the hole and spread its wings
to the air.  Another followed a few minutes later, and then another.  The
mother bluebird went to the box with a green caterpillar after the fourth
fledgling’s departure, but finding no recipient, flew away with her bill
still laden.  This would seem to confirm that we did see the last bird
fledge.  It also suggests to me that the mother could not or at least did
not count her fledglings.



Here are some mediocre but somewhat illustrative photos:
https://goo.gl/photos/F87v9R9WgvbTd4Y38.



And here is my best attempt at an estimated timeline recap:



Nest-building first observed on May 2, continuing through at least May 4

Completion of egg-laying around May 11

Hatching around May 25

Fledging on June 11



We think that this is the first time that any of us, even Miyoko the
ornithologist, has ever witnessed the very moment of a bird’s first flight
from the nest.   What a miracle!  We feel very lucky and fired up!!!



Other recent bird notes:



* On Friday, I witnessed copulation between a pair of House Wrens,
including our tailless yet dauntless male, for the second time in three
days, on the same favored hookup post on our deck.



* On the Woodleton Boardwalk in Sapsucker Woods on Saturday, I heard and
saw several VEERIES issuing many familiar vocalizations (descending song,
plus “veer,” “vurt,” and “jeewurt” calls), but also quite a lot of 
high, 

thin, waxwing-like whistles.  This is the second strikingly different Veery
vocalization that I’ve learned in the last two weeks (along with the very
surprising parrot-like squawk that we saw a Veery making at the High Vista
Nature Preserve on May 28).



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Subject: Tree swallow male replaced
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:22:16 -0400
This past Mon., 6th,  John realized the male tree swallow hadn't been 
"standing guard" on the weather vane on our clothesline post. Since the 
neighbor's long, strong, male Siamese type cat had gotten the first 
male, I have to feel the cat also got the 2nd male which had been very 
chatty with me as had been the female since he & she had set up 
housekeeping & accepted my white feathers for their nest.

On Tues., right on schedule, 5 babies hatched at 12 days. With rain & a 
nasty, chilly wind blowing, Mom seemingly was hard pressed to know 
whether to stay "inside" & keep babies warm or go out to try to find 
bugs. Same on Wed. while I kept praying a single female might be in the 
area as I reached in to pet mom & be certain babies were still there. 
Thurs. a.m. ~ ~~  an answer to prayer ~ ~ ~  I saw a 2nd swallow fly to 
the box & enter as the one inside exited. Since then the comings & 
goings have continued. Tomorrow I will check on the no. of babies & 
their growth.

While this is the 1st time I've had an obvious female replace a lost 
male it is not the 1st time I have seen a 2nd female help parents raise 
a brood.

Since the neighbor cat constantly lurks nearby, often let outside before 
daybreak, Wed. evening I took some 4 ft. high garden fencing & made a 
wide enclosure around the bottom of the clothesline pole. Thus far it 
has thwarted the cat & at the same time, encouraged the bluebirds to be 
more enthusiastic about checking out the birdbox on the opposite end of 
the clothesline arm. They also are defensive against the ever watchful, 
destructive male house sparrows.

Daughter, Becky, was working in the garden yesterday a.m. & spotted a 
pr. of brown thrashers feeding a youngster on the ground. We've been 
thrilled to have the thrashers coming to eat bird seed along our back 
sidewalk about 20' from the door. I laughed one day to see a thrasher 
grab hold of  the tail of a male house sparrow & pull as the sparrow 
tried to escape.

On Factory St. pond here in Union springs, NY, I saw no wood duck adults 
on Fri. but did see 2 ducklings swimming in the mung on the water. Hard 
to say whether the other 5 babies were caught by a turtle or a great 
blue heron. Most people, even birders, are unaware that GBHs find 
ducklings easy pickings.

A green heron was on the Mill pond last evening along with a GBH. Thurs. 
Becky & I found yet another new nest start for an osprey along Rte. 90 
south of Union Springs on a pole  almost across from Kings Corners Rd..

She was able to see the Garganey duck at Knox-Marcellus last evening but 
it swam out of view before I got to the scope. Mark Miller was there & 
also got to see the duck. Tomorrow is my 83rd BD so maybe I should try 
again for the Garganey. Belated BD wishes to Donna Scott who got to see 
it yesterday on her BD.

A (?) swan was on a muskrat mound at May's Pool with several cygnets. 
Also saw wood duck moms with babies. Didn't look for the red-headed 
woodpeckers as we ran out of light.

Fritzie



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Subject: Whimbrel at Knox Marcelles
From: France <birdbum AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:32:15 -0400
Seen from Towpath Rd

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Subject: Audubon double-elephant exhibit today, 10:30-4?
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 10:58:49 -0400
Sorry for late posting.  I think today is the "open house" for the Cornell
Rare Manuscript Library's Audubon double-elephant prints, 10:30-4pm.


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Subject: Garganey
From: M Miller <mmiller325 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 02:40:55 +0000
Was watching off & on as it would emerge from behind cattails/brush in the 
southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus. It was still present until it got too dark 
to see Friday night. 



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Subject: Re: Garganey
From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:50:51 -0400
Several of us saw the Garganey from East Rd. looking across K-M marsh. It was 
between the 2nd & third tow path rd power poles (from right) as seen from East 
Rd. not too far past the new house. It was down from a "double-headed" large 
bush (really 2 bushes growing together). 

A life bird for my birthday!
Donna Scott

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> On Jun 9, 2016, at 3:00 PM, Jay McGowan  wrote:
> 
> The bird was seen most of yesterday (Wednesday) evening in the same area in 
the marshy southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus. I have not heard any reports 
either way so far today. 

> 
>> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:
>> Please post the latest updates.
>> 
>> Bob Lewis
>> Sleepy Hollow NY
>> 
>> 
>> From: David Nicosia 
>> To: Cayuga birds ; NY Birds 
 

>> Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:17 PM
>> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
>> 
>> Thanks to all who gave updates on the GARGANEY. My friend George Chiu and I 
arrived at 542 pm 3 minutes after a text that the bird was 

>> being seen. We joined about 20-30 people in seeing this bird. I have never 
seen so many birders on East Rd! 

>> 
>> Also present among many other birds, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3 SEMIPALMATED 
PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, 

>> possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW 
GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A great evening. 

>> 
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Subject: Connecticut Hill Photos
From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:45:27 -0400
FYI, I posted some photos from last Saturday's CBC field trip to
Connecticut Hill here:

  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1027965810574567

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Subject: Re: Garganey present now
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 20:42:48 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks.
I haven't seen any discussion about probable origin.  Any thoughts?
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY


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 Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:00 PM
 Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
   
The bird was seen most of yesterday (Wednesday) evening in the same area in the 
marshy southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus. I have not heard any reports either 
way so far today. 

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:

Please post the latest updates.
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Subject: Re: Garganey present now
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:00:57 -0400
The bird was seen most of yesterday (Wednesday) evening in the same area in
the marshy southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus. I have not heard any reports
either way so far today.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:

> Please post the latest updates.
>
> Bob Lewis
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>
> ------------------------------
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> nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:17 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
>
> Thanks to all who gave updates on the GARGANEY. My friend George Chiu and
> I arrived at 542 pm 3 minutes after a text that the bird was
> being seen. We joined about 20-30 people in seeing this bird. I have never
> seen so many birders on East Rd!
>
> Also present among many other birds, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3
> SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS,
> possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW
> GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A great evening.
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Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:00:57 -0400
The bird was seen most of yesterday (Wednesday) evening in the same area in
the marshy southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus. I have not heard any reports
either way so far today.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:54 PM, Robert Lewis  wrote:

> Please post the latest updates.
>
> Bob Lewis
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>
>
> ------------------------------
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> nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:17 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
>
> Thanks to all who gave updates on the GARGANEY. My friend George Chiu and
> I arrived at 542 pm 3 minutes after a text that the bird was
> being seen. We joined about 20-30 people in seeing this bird. I have never
> seen so many birders on East Rd!
>
> Also present among many other birds, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3
> SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS,
> possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW
> GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A great evening.
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From: Robert Lewis <rfermat AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 18:54:52 +0000 (UTC)
Please post the latest updates.
Bob LewisSleepy Hollow NY

      From: David Nicosia 
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 Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:17 PM
 Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
   
Thanks to all who gave updates on the GARGANEY. My friend George Chiu and I 
arrived at 542 pm 3 minutes after a text that the bird wasbeing seen. We joined 
about 20-30 people in seeing this bird. I have never seen so many birders on 
East Rd! 

Also present among many other birds, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3 SEMIPALMATED 
PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be 
certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A 
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Subject: NE Ithaca, Wed 6/8
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 18:23:15 -0400
An EASTERN BLUEBIRD pair continues its unlikely nesting attempt in our
backyard in suburban northeast Ithaca.  The eggs seem to have hatched
around May 25.  At first, the parents would disappear completely into the
nest box with each food delivery, but now they mostly perch on the box face
and place their only their bills through the hole, greeted by increasingly
strong begging voices.  The nestlings seem to be getting mostly short fat
green larvae.



We also have a nesting House Wren pair.  The male lost all his tail
feathers about a week ago, maybe to one of our neighbors’ marauding outdoor
cats.  I can’t see any signs that the feathers are growing back, but
arguably his truncated silhouette ennobles him and makes him even more fun
to watch.  He looks like an honorary Tawny Antpitta.  And he still sings
like a boss.  Certainly this wren is undiminished in the loving eyes of his
mate, who this morning spread and quivered her wings, inviting and then
accepting copulation.



Mark Chao

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Subject: Forget-me-nots as food?
From: Caro <carolinemanring AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 17:01:38 -0400
Just observed a male PURPLE FINCH plucking forget-me-not seeds straight off the 
plant on the ground. Never seen that before! 


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Subject: Garganey from Towpath
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 17:55:38 +0000
2 pics of Garganey in flight taken from Towpath ~10:40 AM today. Flying West 
with a male Blue-winged Teal.........may have landed in the wet spot below the 
newly built house. Will look again later today. 



https://flic.kr/p/HPjop5

Garganey 6-8-16 Towpath Rd


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Subject: Nice morning for ducklings
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:52:57 -0400
I took an early morning walk at the central Lindsay-Parsons Preserve, looking 
for ducklings. There were none to be seen in the big beaver pond beside the 
West Danby Fire Station (the Great Blue Heron nestlings are growing fast; an 
adult Eagle was standing on a log out on the island; Grackles were feeding 
nestlings). 


At Coleman Lake were two broods of Mallards and one of Canada Geese. A foraging 
Green Heron soon flew off with something in its beak. Kingfishers were busy 
too. On the mud flats in the washed-out beaver pond just below the dike was a 
family group of Killdeer. Slightly to the north in the beaver pond that's 
sandwiched between the Norfolk Southern tracks and the long abandoned Ithaca & 
Athens RR grade, I found a brood of Wood Ducklings just out of the nest. A 
couple of Hooded Mergansers were in a little pond farther downstream along 
Brown Road. 


On my way back I noted a lot of ducks were in the flooded woods at the northern 
edge of the preserve, but I didn't have time to scan carefully for ducklings 
there... 


If you're tick-shy, let me add that I whacked enough bushes and tall grass to 
pick up plenty of ticks that should have been waiting for me in this famously 
tick-infested area, but I didn't get a single one! 


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Subject: Re: Garganey present now
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 22:17:09 -0400
Thanks to all who gave updates on the GARGANEY. My friend George Chiu and I
arrived at 542 pm 3 minutes after a text that the bird was
being seen. We joined about 20-30 people in seeing this bird. I have never
seen so many birders on East Rd!

Also present among many other birds, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS,
possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW
GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A great evening.

Dave Nicosia

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> Any updates on the GARGANEY  Tuesday would be appreciated either via
> Cayuga or NYbirds listserve or CayugaRBA.
> I am planning on heading up after work Tuesday. Thanks so much.
>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Jay McGowan  wrote:
>
>> Andy Guthrie just texted that the GARGANEY just reappeared in the
>> southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus Marsh at Montezuma NWR, Seneca County.
>> He is presumably viewing from East Road, where the light should now be
>> favorable.
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From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 22:17:09 -0400
Thanks to all who gave updates on the GARGANEY. My friend George Chiu and I
arrived at 542 pm 3 minutes after a text that the bird was
being seen. We joined about 20-30 people in seeing this bird. I have never
seen so many birders on East Rd!

Also present among many other birds, 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 3
SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS,
possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW
GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A great evening.

Dave Nicosia

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> Any updates on the GARGANEY  Tuesday would be appreciated either via
> Cayuga or NYbirds listserve or CayugaRBA.
> I am planning on heading up after work Tuesday. Thanks so much.
>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Jay McGowan  wrote:
>
>> Andy Guthrie just texted that the GARGANEY just reappeared in the
>> southwest corner of Knox-Marsellus Marsh at Montezuma NWR, Seneca County.
>> He is presumably viewing from East Road, where the light should now be
>> favorable.
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Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Garganey present now
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 20:22:47 -0400
Any updates on the GARGANEY  Tuesday would be appreciated either via Cayuga
or NYbirds listserve or CayugaRBA.
I am planning on heading up after work Tuesday. Thanks so much.

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> He is presumably viewing from East Road, where the light should now be
> favorable.
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