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22 Jan Siena Drive screech-owl continues [Mark Chao ]
21 Jan Cayuga Lake Park, FL Airport [M Miller ]
21 Jan Snow Geese [Laura Stenzler ]
21 Jan White-crowned Sparrows at Game Farm ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
19 Jan Peregrine Myers Point [Jim Borden ]
19 Jan Merlin [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Jan N. Shrike [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Jan Robins [bob mcguire ]
18 Jan Gyrfalcon continues [Joshua Snodgrass ]
17 Jan Birds of East Africa (Play) [Marc Devokaitis ]
16 Jan Bald eagles ... adult & juveniles 1/16/17 [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
16 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
16 Jan Snowy Owl Rt. 96a Geneva/Waterloo area [Daniel Graham ]
15 Jan N Shrike Seyboldt Rd ["Kenneth V. Rosenberg" ]
15 Jan Glaucous Gull [Ann Mitchell ]
15 Jan Peregrine on Bradfield ["Liisa S. Mobley" ]
15 Jan Glaucoma Gull [Ann Mitchell ]
15 Jan American Pipits [Ann Mitchell ]
14 Jan Peregrine falcon [Carol Cedarholm ]
14 Jan Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip Up the Lake- tomorrow ! [Diane Morton ]
14 Jan Seneca Falls(Fayette) Gyrfalcon []
14 Jan Seneca Falls Gyrfalcon [Joseph M Wing ]
13 Jan Seneca Falls Gyrfalcon for those without text alert. []
11 Jan Snowy owl, Lott Farm [Karen Edelstein ]
10 Jan Found at the CBC compilation dinner []
10 Jan Ravens in Savannah [John VanNiel ]
9 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
9 Jan Compiled pics of 1-5-17 Gyrfalcon/Owl Thorpe Rd [Dave K ]
8 Jan Re:Cooper's Hawk takes Red-bellied Woodpecker [Geo Kloppel ]
8 Jan Field birds, Holden Rd. Lansing [Gary Kohlenberg ]
8 Jan Cooper's Hawk takes Red-bellied Woodpecker [Geo Kloppel ]
8 Jan Re: Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species [Alicia Plotkin ]
7 Jan Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
7 Jan Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
7 Jan RE:Snowy at Lott farm [Marty Schlabach ]
7 Jan Re: Snowy at Lott farm ["Kenneth V. Rosenberg" ]
7 Jan RE:Snowy at Lott farm [Marty Schlabach ]
6 Jan Gyrfalcon info ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
6 Jan Snowy at Lott farm [Laura Stenzler ]
6 Jan Re: just heard a Cardinal singing [AB Clark ]
6 Jan just heard a Cardinal singing [Laurie Roe ]
6 Jan Snowy Owl [Whitings ]
6 Jan Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon [Asher Hockett ]
6 Jan Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
6 Jan Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon [John and Sue Gregoire ]
5 Jan Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon [Asher Hockett ]
5 Jan RE: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
5 Jan RE: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon [John and Sue Gregoire ]
5 Jan Cayuga Bird Club January meeting and Speaker Dinner - Mon., Jan. 9 ["clr82 AT juno.com" ]
5 Jan Brant at compost piles [Brad Walker ]
5 Jan RE: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
5 Jan Thorpe road Gyrfalcon [Caroline Manring ]
5 Jan Gyrfalcon confirmed [Dave K ]
5 Jan Owl/Falcon [Dave K ]
5 Jan Snowy Owl Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
5 Jan Airport and Lott farm Snowies up to 4. []
5 Jan FOY Eastern Towhee [marsha kardon ]
5 Jan Cayuga Bird Club January Newsletter has been sent out [Diane Morton ]
4 Jan 3rd Snowy Owl Lott Farm Seneca falls [Dave K ]
4 Jan Re: Help with list serve [Judith Wright ]
4 Jan Re: Help with list serve [Donna Lee Scott ]
04 Jan Help with list serve [Sarah Blodgett ]
4 Jan Re: Snowy Owls [Peter ]
04 Jan More Count Week birds; young adult Bald Eagles [Dave Nutter ]
4 Jan Re: Snowy Owls [Marc Devokaitis ]
4 Jan Re: 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count preliminary results [marsha kardon ]
3 Jan Continuation of the trip [Ann Mitchell ]
3 Jan Snowy Owls [Ann Mitchell ]
2 Jan Today Jan 2nd 2017 Cayuga Lake Trip [David Nicosia ]
02 Jan Tundra Swans for Ithaca Count Week [Dave Nutter ]
2 Jan FW: Preliminary bird count results []
2 Jan Re: 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count preliminary results [marsha kardon ]
2 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
2 Jan FL Airport Snowy OwlS & More [bob mcguire ]
2 Jan Snow Geese in tburg [Marc Devokaitis ]
2 Jan Mt Pleasant SNOW BUNTINGS! Etc. ["Marie P. Read" ]

Subject: Siena Drive screech-owl continues
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:20:56 -0500
The gray-morph EASTERN SCREECH-OWL has continued to roost throughout
January along Siena Drive in northeast Ithaca in the same dead tree trunk
as reported in November.  It seems to stay in view by day quite often now,
mostly asleep but sometimes waking to keep an eye on squirrels snuffling in
the leaf litter below.  But the likelihood of seeing the owl is still
highest in the late afternoon.




Mark Chao

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Subject: Cayuga Lake Park, FL Airport
From: M Miller <mmiller325 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:10:23 +0000
Didn’t re-find the Gyrfalcon or Shrike (didn’t put much effort in though). 
I did get good views of a Snowy Owl on the Lott Farm (after asking permission 
to drive there). The best birding was on Lower Lake Rd & Cayuga State Park 
where I found a single Black Swan and a Lesser Black-backed Gull near the south 
end of the road. Lots of Canada Geese & assorted ducks along the lake shore, 
and a large flock of Snow Geese off the park boat launch. Side note; watched a 
mink & numerous muskrat out on the ice around the boat launch. 


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Subject: Snow Geese
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:03:05 +0000
There is a huge flock of snow geese directly east of Cayuga Lake State Park 
right now. The raft extends very far to the south as well. Also, lots of 
Goldeneye, swans and a large redhead raft (also to the south of the park). Very 
impressive! No wind. 

   Now, off to seek the gyrfalcon. 

Laura

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Subject: White-crowned Sparrows at Game Farm
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:29:18 +0000
Because of the lack of dorm waste over the Cornell break, there are still no 
gulls (or Fish Crows) to speak of at the Stevenson Road compost facility. But, 
during my weekly census of tagged American Crows, I was able to find FOUR 
juvenile WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS in the American Tree Sparrow flock along the 
entrance road (just past the back gate to the game farm; where the weeds meet 
the trees). I only rarely find an individual of this species before the main 
migration wave hits in May (even though they winter downstate and in 
Pennsylvania), so finding four was a bit of a surprise. Although I think Jay 
and Ken had multiple individuals in December. 



Also present along the drive was the continuing leucistic Northern Mockingbird 
with some big white patches on its head, and a couple of very dark Red-tailed 
Hawks. Probably the hypothetical "abietcola" "eastern boreal form," one in 
particular has a very plain dark back with nearly no white spotting on the 
scapulars, and a Rough-legged Hawk-like complete dark belly band. I struggled 
to get some bad digiscoping photos of it perched, and then it flew around and 
around over my head to let me take over 300 SLR shots. I will post some when I 
can coordinate my two computer systems. 



Kevin


Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D.
Project Manager
Distance Learning in Bird Biology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
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Subject: Peregrine Myers Point
From: Jim Borden <jim_mac69 AT bordenphotography.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:09:11 -0500
Peregrine sitting on log on gravel bar at Myers about 2:45 this afternoon. Got 
pics to confirm. After about 15 minutes it flew south. 


Jim Borden

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Subject: Merlin
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:42:23 +0000
Stahl Rd. Near Seybolt, Looking between red farm bldgs. & white wire-fenced 
small field, on single upright black trunk , left side of Y shape on tree. 


Donna Scott
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Subject: N. Shrike
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:54:55 +0000
Now on Canoga Rd. Just West of where it joins Seybolt Rd. Near Finger Lakes 
airport near Seneca Falls. 


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Subject: Robins
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:57:32 -0500
I just stepped outside to the chittering sound of American Robins - a huge 
flock of some 200+ birds! They are feeding on multiflora rose and buckthorn 
berries. I always thought that buckthorn was the fruit of last resort, passed 
over by our winter birds and available for the early spring arrivals (like 
robins!). 


Anyway, for all those who used to think that robins all went south in the fall 
and who eagerly awaited their return in the spring - no more!! 


With the robins is a lone Cedar Waxwing. (And no grosbeaks.)

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Subject: Gyrfalcon continues
From: Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:29:41 -0500
Gyrfalcon perched in tree over quarry on hoster Rd right now. 3:35

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Subject: Birds of East Africa (Play)
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:51:15 -0500
Hi All,


The folks at the Kitchen Theater asked me to help spread the word about
this upcoming production.  John Fitzpatrick is giving a special pre-show
talk ahead of the February 8th performance, and looks like we bird-folk can
get a discount on tickets for any night.



--Marc







Kitchen Theatre Company begins 2017 with a world premiere of a new play
called *Birds of East Africa* by Wendy Dann. We are reaching out to
individuals and groups with interests in birding and ornithology about this
exciting production.  Ornithologists are not regularly the central
character in plays, and rarely do we get to hear about the synergy between
birds and humans in theatrical productions.  Playwright Wendy Dann has done
extensive research exploring the keen observational abilities of birders to
inform the character Marion's unique world view.



The play runs from January 29th to February 12, 2017 with six performances
each week.  There are scheduled talk backs throughout the run and a special
pre-show talk on Wednesday, February 8th by Lab of Ornithology Director Dr.
John W. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D*.**,* followed by a performance at 7:30pm



We are offering a special discount ticket for birders, ornithologists and
researchers to see the play. To purchase a ticket call 607 272-0570
<(607)%20272-0570> weekdays between 11am and 5pm or on-line *here*
 and use the code
*BIRDS25. *There is also a special group rate ticket for parties of 10 or
more.

We have added the press release below and for more information on the show
please visit our website here
*.*



To arrange for a group, or request an additional post-show talk back,
please contact me, Michelle Blau, Administration and Management Fellow.

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Subject: Bald eagles ... adult & juveniles 1/16/17
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:06:59 -0500
This a.m. Becky & I saw 2 juvenile bald eagles flying along the shore 
just north of the  village of Cayuga.

We also saw 2 adult bald eagles in the trees next to the nesting tree at 
Mud Lock north of Cayuga.

Along Martin Rd. south of Seneca Falls, Becky spotted a male pheasant 
feeding in the cornfield  along the road & pointed it out to several 
other birders. We also saw a Snowy atop Lott's grain elevator/silo. 
Didn't take time to look for more as we were already late on our way to 
Corning.  Several other birders, including one man from Buffalo, were 
cruising about looking for the owls & the gyrfalcon. Great day to be out 
birding.

Fritzie

Union Springs


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:08:42 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 16 2017
*  NYSY  01. 16.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 09, 
2017 - January 16 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: January 16  AT 5 
p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of January 09, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
CACKLING GOOSEGOLDEN EAGLELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND 
GULLTHAYER’S GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKESHORT-EARED OWLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN 
SAW-WHET OWLGYRFALCON - ExtralimitalNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT 
THRUSHEASTERN TOWHEELAPLAND LONGSPUR 



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

     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the mucklands on Rt.31 west of the Seneca 
River. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Carncross Road.     1/15: A 
SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at the Visitor’s Center. 2 SHORT-EARED were heard at 
Carncross road. 


Onondaga County------------
     1/9: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor on Kirkpatrick Street 
in Syracuse,     1/10: A THAYER’S GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were 
seen from the Onondaga County side on the Oswego River in Phoenix.     1/13: 
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen on 
the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Missen on Saturday it was found 
again yesterday and today.     1/14: A female ESTERN TOWHEE was seen on the 
Erie Canal Trail in Fayetteville.     1/16: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at 
Green Lakes State Park. An ICELAND GULL was seen at the end of the Creek Walk 
at the south end of Onondaga Lake. 


Oswego County------------
     1/10: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was again found at the mouth of the 
Oswego River. It was reported again on the 11th. but not since. A THAYER’S 
GULL was again seen at Phoenix dam and lock on the Oswego River.     1/11: A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a SNOWY OWL were seen in the Oswego Harbor 
area.     1/12: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Oswego Harbor. A GRAY CATBIRD 
and a HERMIT THRUSH are still being seen at the Rice Creek Biological Field 
Station in Oswego.     1/13: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen onBell Road in the 
Town of Pennelville. A SNOWY OWL was seen on Co. Rt. 33 south of Rt. 49 in 
Caughdeney. A LESSER BLACK-BLACKED GUKK was again found at Phoenix dam and 
lock.     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Bell Road in Pennelville.     
1/16: The HERMIT THRUSH and GRAY CATBIRD continue at Rice Creek Field Station 
in Oswego. 


Madison County------------
     1/13: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Fisher Bay north of Bridgeport.

Oneida County------------
     1/14: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Oneida Creek near Verona Beach State 
park. 


Herkimer County------------
     1/11: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at a private residence north of 
Dolgeville. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Murphy road in the Town of 
Manheim.     1/15: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Military Road north of 
Dolgeville. 


Extralimital------------
     A gray GYRFALCON, seen recently, was refound on 1/13 on Hoster Road in 
Canoga south of Seneca Falls in Seneca County. It was seen by many observers on 
1/14 also. Missed yesterday it reappeared today on Kings Corners Road south of 
Hoster Road and then later  on the ice at Cayuga Lake State Park only to fly 
west out of site later in the afternoon.      


         
-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Snowy Owl Rt. 96a Geneva/Waterloo area
From: Daniel Graham <artstats AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:23:22 -0500
There was a heavily streaked Snowy Owl on Rt. 96a at the height of
land northwest of Kime Rd. on top of a silo today at 4:30pm.

There were also several thousand Snow Geese in flight a few miles
south of the owl, around half in a group heading due east, and the
rest closer to Cayuga Lake in a group heading due north.

Dan Graham
Tburg

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Subject: N Shrike Seyboldt Rd
From: "Kenneth V. Rosenberg" <kvr2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:27:21 +0000
For all those searching for the Gyrfalcon now, there is a consolation Shrike 
perched in hedgerow east of Canoga X Seybodt Rd. 


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Subject: Glaucous Gull
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:48:21 -0500
Gotta love autocorrect.
Ann

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Subject: Peregrine on Bradfield
From: "Liisa S. Mobley" <lsk24 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:39:22 +0000
I've been seeing the peregrine at least once a week on Bradfield. Always on a 
ledge on the side facing towards the greenhouses and Minn's garden. I saw it 
yesterday (Saturday) morning around 10am, as well as a couple of times earlier 
in the week. 

-Liisa

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Subject: Glaucoma Gull
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:18:57 -0500
Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Stewart Park at 7:00 A.M.
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Subject: American Pipits
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:15:54 -0500
Six pipits at Myers
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Subject: Peregrine falcon
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:32:22 +0000
Has anyone spotted the peregrine falcon in bradfield recently?

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Subject: Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip Up the Lake- tomorrow !
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:50:27 -0500
On Sunday, January 15 (tomorrow!), Bob McGuire will lead an all-day Cayuga
Bird Club field trip around the lake to look for waterfowl, field birds,
and Snowy Owls.
Meet at Stewart Park, east end, at 8:00 am. We will stop for food at the
north end of the lake, but you may want to bring a beverage and snacks.
Expect to be back 4 - 5 pm. Dress very warmly and bring a scope if you have
one. Questions? email Bob at bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com.
This trip is open to all.

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Subject: Seneca Falls(Fayette) Gyrfalcon
From: metetlow AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:49:00 -0500
Dominic Sherony just called with a report of the gyrfalcon on Canoga Road just 
west of Hoster Road It was on the first telephone pole west of Hoster then flew 
back into the gravel pit where it is being seen perched on a deciduous tree at 
this moment. Also in the area 2 snowy owls at the airport and one on the lot 
farm northern shrike further down on Seybolt Rd., Coopers Hawk Sharpshinned 
Hawk and American kestrel. 


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Subject: Seneca Falls Gyrfalcon
From: Joseph M Wing <thejwings AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:52:07 +0000
I was blessed to have crossed paths with a Gryfalcon late yesterday south of 
Seneca Falls, as Mike Tetlow communicated last night. Thanks Mike. 



The bird was in a field feeding. It flew up into a nearby tree shortly after I 
pulled over. It did not like that I stopped but didn't want to leave it's meal. 
I sat in the car and after awhile it came back to continue feeding. It did not 
like that distance so pulled the duck further out into the field. 



In looking at pictures of this bird and ones David Kennedy posted, it appears 
to be the same bird. 



I hope others relocate the bird, its impressive.


Here are a couple of pictures I took:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66738724 AT N04/31916833560/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66738724 AT N04/31482823383/in/photostream/


Joe Wing



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Subject: Seneca Falls Gyrfalcon for those without text alert.
From: metetlow AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:57:55 -0500
Joe Wing relocated this gyrfalcon on the west side of Hoster Road north of 
Canoga in Seneca Falls. Joe I hope you don't mind me linking the photo. Great 
find. Likely the same bird seen near Finger Lakes Airport last Thursday. 


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Subject: Snowy owl, Lott Farm
From: Karen Edelstein <kle2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:40:10 -0500
Great views with Joe Wetmore just now of one snowy owl on the ground in the
field on the south side of Martin Rd. We parked just in front of the gate
of the service road in front of CASE-H, halfway between the farm  silos and
the airport.

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Subject: Found at the CBC compilation dinner
From: <jodyenck AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:21:57 -0500
Hello Everyone,

Several people left behind items at the compilation dinner for the Christmas 
Bird Count on January 1st. If you seem to be missing any dishes or utensils, 
please reply to me individually (not to the listserv), and I’ll try to get 
you re-united with your lost loves. 


Thanks
Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY


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Subject: Ravens in Savannah
From: John VanNiel <John.VanNiel AT flcc.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:30:04 +0000
?Sorry for the late post but I had two Common Ravens in flight on Saturday just 
west of the village 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:36:04 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 09 2017
*  NYSY  01. 09.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 02, 
2017 - January 09 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: January 09  AT 3 
p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of January 02, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBE RED-THROATED LOONCACKLING GOOSE RUDDY DUCKWOOD DUCKLESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLTHAYER’S GULLBLACK-LEGGED 
KITTYWAKESNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDPINE SISKINEVENING GROSBEAK 



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

     1/7: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road, viewed distantly 
from Rt. 31 at the mucklands. 


Onondaga county------------
     1/3: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Green Lakes State Park.LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and THAYER’S GULL were all seen from the 
Onondaga County side of the Oswego River at Phoenix.     1/4: A RUDDY DUCK 
was seen on Onondaga Lake from the Est Shore Trail.     1/7: An ICELAND GULL 
was seen from Marble Island in Baldwinsville. 


Oswego county------------
     1/3: A RED-THROATED LOON and a RED-NECKED GREBE were seen at Oswego 
Harbor. A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE continued to be found from the Marine Museum 
on the Oswego River in Oswego. It was last reported on the 6th. LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS and THAYER’S GULL were 
still being found at the dam on the Oswego River in Phoenix. All except the 
Glaucous was seen today with a high count of 17 ICELAND GULLS.     1/9: A 
male and female WOOD DUCK were seen at Indian Point on the Oswego River north 
of Fulton. 


Madison County------------
     1/3: 6EVENING GROSBEAKS were again seen at a feeder on Jones Road in 
the Town of Nelson.     1/5: A SNOWY OWL was found on county Rt. 1 north of 
Bridgeport.     1/8: A GLAUCOUS GULL was again seen on Ditchbank road north 
of Chittenango. 


Herkimer County------------
     1/7: A PINE SISKIN was at a feeder in Dolgeville.
         
-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Compiled pics of 1-5-17 Gyrfalcon/Owl Thorpe Rd
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 01:00:27 +0000
When I got the camera up, the Gyrfalcon had just finished a pass at the owl and 
was turning to go again. It made another pass and then perched on the pole for 
a few minutes before heading to Lott Farm. 



With the number of birders looking for the Gyrfalcon without much luck, I 
wonder if it was associating with the thousands of Snow Geese on the same field 
just the day before. The Snow Geese have been scarce here since. 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358 AT N06/31387172943/in/datetaken-public/

[X]Gyrfalcon and Snowy Owl 1-5-17 Thorpe 
rd 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/347/31387172943_198ed634e7_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/347/31387172943_198ed634e7_b.jpg]





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Subject: Re:Cooper's Hawk takes Red-bellied Woodpecker
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 13:34:24 -0500
...and the answer is: after just half an hour, a bunch of Mourning Doves are 
already walking around on the kill-site, and smaller feeder birds are grabbing 
sunflower seeds from the feeder and flitting to the adjacent spruce to shell 
them. 


-Geo

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> Feeders are deserted now! I wonder how long this will last?

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Subject: Field birds, Holden Rd. Lansing
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 18:29:34 +0000
There is a nice mixed flock of Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and Lapland 
Longspurs on Holden Rd. in Lansing next to the grey house with the red metal 
roof. They're feeding in the grassy field by the drainage ditch around the 
house. 



US-NY-Lansing-52-74 Holden Rd - 42.5983x-76.5227


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Subject: Cooper's Hawk takes Red-bellied Woodpecker
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 13:03:03 -0500
Looking out the window just now in response to scream calls out in the yard, I 
was treated to the stirring sight of a Cooper's Hawk on the ground, wings and 
tail spread to make a sort of cage, and with a bird in its talons. The 
screaming lasted less than a minute, and then the immature Coop was able to 
relax a bit, and soon folded its wings. It continued plucking breast feathers 
from the prey item for two or three minutes more, then it flew off with the 
kill, which I saw was a Red-bellied Woodpecker. I'm sorry for the woodpecker, 
but happy to see that this Cooper's Hawk will not be starving, as I imagine 
many of the youngsters do. 


Feeders are deserted now! I wonder how long this will last?

-Geo



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Subject: Re: Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species
From: Alicia Plotkin <tess AT zoom-dsl.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2017 00:40:16 -0500
      We lived in Seneca Falls from 1985-1995 and during at least part 
of that time, there was a pair of black swans on a pond that I think 
belonged to the Lotts - at any rate, near the intersection of 414 and 
County House Road.

      I watched one Snowy Owl at the Lott Farm from 12:45 to 2:15 pm 
Friday.  It flew 7 times during that period, using 5 different perches, 
twice landing on the highest part of the silo structure. At one point it 
sailed out from the silo top and flew for over two minutes, making a 
large loop over the field on the south side of Airport Road and coursing 
back and forth over it a few times from quite high up, before returning 
to the silo area.  It spent the longest time (over 30 minutes) on an 
electric pole at the north end of the fairgrounds area.  Several people 
have posted photos of this bird on eBird from Friday.  Mr. Lott said 
there were 3 owls on the farm Friday morning, including one 'in the back 
field' (he gestured to the far north) but the one I saw was flying 
around at that moment and I just followed its movements & didn't look 
for any others.

                     Alicia





On 1/7/2017 6:57 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
>
> I went to Seneca Falls today, as did a number of other birders, 
> looking for Snowy Owls and hoping for Gyrfalcon. So far as I know, no 
> one has refound the Gyrfalcon seen on Thursday.
>
> I managed to find only one Snowy Owl today. It was a sparsely-marked 
> individual with deep blackish markings and plenty of bars in the tail. 
> Adult female? It was perched on the highest possible perch to oversee 
> the area, on the top of a grain elevator complex west of Rt 414, near 
> the windmill, west of Lott Farm fairgrounds and well west of the airport.
>
>
> I heard that a Snowy was seen east of the Finger Lakes Regional 
> Airport runways at some point, but I didn't see it. Best birds I had 
> during several loops around the airport were a male Northern Harrier 
> on Thorpe Road, and at least one Lapland Longspur in a Horned Lark 
> flock I was told about on Hoster Rd south of Stahl Rd in a manure spread.
>
>
> There was open water along the southern end of Lower Lake Road SE of 
> Seneca Falls on Cayuga Lake, and there were lots of swan there. Most 
> were Tundra Swans, of course, but I was quite surprised to see a pair 
> of BLACK SWANS swimming off the ice edge at the far southern end of 
> the road. They're kind of unmistakable, being huge waterbirds with 
> long, gracefully curving necks, red bills, and all black body plumage. 
> But, seeing as how they are native to Australia, there is zero chance 
> they were wild vagrants. They're popular in captivity, and I don't 
> know of any established feral populations around. I looked for, but 
> did not see, their white wingtips (all swans have white wingtips; the 
> only non-domestic waterfowl that do, with one half of an exception), 
> so I can't say if they were free-flying or wing-clipped. Totally cool, 
> though. Their presence, along with the couple of thousand Tundra Swans 
> made me want to find Mute and Trumpeter swans too to get my very first 
> 4-swan day. I wasn't doing a great job of parsing the waterfowl, but 
> fortunately I talked to my son, Jay, and his birding group, and they 
> had in fact seen some Mute Swans and a single wing-tagged Trumpeter 
> along the road. With their tip, I found a pair of Mutes and the 
> wing-tagged juvenile Trumpeter to complete my four swan day. I don't 
> know when to ever expect that to happen again!
>
>
> Just for the record, I do keep track of the free-flying exotic birds I 
> see (including in the Basin, Bar-headed Goose, Egyptian Goose, 
> Red-crested Pochard, and Eurasian Goldfinch). Fortunately, so does 
> eBird! I won't count Black Swan on my year Basin list, but I do want 
> to know when and where I saw it. Some of these exotics actually get 
> established and become "countable" birds. I like to know where I first 
> saw things like Monk Parakeet (Yellow Springs, Ohio) and Eurasian 
> Collared-Dove (Marathon Key, Florida).
>
>
> Happy birding new year.
>
>
> Kevin
>
>
> Kevin McGowan
>
> Ithaca
>
>
>
>
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> *From:* bounce-121130380-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu 
>  on behalf of Marty 
> Schlabach 
> *Sent:* Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:28 PM
> *To:* Laura Stenzler; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Subject:* RE:[cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm
> I forgot to mention that the reason we were in the area was to stop at 
> Hoover's kitchen cabinet shop, across the road from the airport.  In 
> conversation with the cabinetmaker, I asked if he had seen a snowy owl 
> in the area.  He looked sort of surprised, and then realized that's 
> why all the cars were driving slowly around the area.  He saw people 
> with binoculars, but he said he thought they were coyote hunters.  It 
> didn't seem right to him, since coyote hunters usually drive pickup 
> trucks with their dogs in the back, but most of the vehicles were 
> cars, SUVs or crossovers.  He'll now be on the lookout for a snowy.
>
> --Marty
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marty Schlabach
> Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 8:43 PM
> To: Laura Stenzler ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> 
> Subject: RE: Snowy at Lott farm
>
> We were there about 4:30pm today.  We didn't spend much time looking, 
> but didn't see a snowy at the airport, but did see one perched on top 
> of the grain bins at the Lott farm along rt 414.  We did see a male 
> northern harrier near the airport.
>
> --Marty (& Mary Jean)
> ===========================================
> Marty Schlabach MLS5 AT cornell.edu
> 8407 Powell Rd.                         home 607-532-3467
> Interlaken, NY 14847               cell 315-521-4315
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> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm
>
> We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at 
> the airport on Martin Rd and no Gyrfalcon. Alas.
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Subject: Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 23:57:46 +0000
I went to Seneca Falls today, as did a number of other birders, looking for 
Snowy Owls and hoping for Gyrfalcon. So far as I know, no one has refound the 
Gyrfalcon seen on Thursday. 


I managed to find only one Snowy Owl today. It was a sparsely-marked individual 
with deep blackish markings and plenty of bars in the tail. Adult female? It 
was perched on the highest possible perch to oversee the area, on the top of a 
grain elevator complex west of Rt 414, near the windmill, west of Lott Farm 
fairgrounds and well west of the airport. 



I heard that a Snowy was seen east of the Finger Lakes Regional Airport runways 
at some point, but I didn't see it. Best birds I had during several loops 
around the airport were a male Northern Harrier on Thorpe Road, and at least 
one Lapland Longspur in a Horned Lark flock I was told about on Hoster Rd south 
of Stahl Rd in a manure spread. 



There was open water along the southern end of Lower Lake Road SE of Seneca 
Falls on Cayuga Lake, and there were lots of swan there. Most were Tundra 
Swans, of course, but I was quite surprised to see a pair of BLACK SWANS 
swimming off the ice edge at the far southern end of the road. They're kind of 
unmistakable, being huge waterbirds with long, gracefully curving necks, red 
bills, and all black body plumage. But, seeing as how they are native to 
Australia, there is zero chance they were wild vagrants. They're popular in 
captivity, and I don't know of any established feral populations around. I 
looked for, but did not see, their white wingtips (all swans have white 
wingtips; the only non-domestic waterfowl that do, with one half of an 
exception), so I can't say if they were free-flying or wing-clipped. Totally 
cool, though. Their presence, along with the couple of thousand Tundra Swans 
made me want to find Mute and Trumpeter swans too to get my very first 4-swan 
day. I wasn't doing a great job of parsing the waterfowl, but fortunately I 
talked to my son, Jay, and his birding group, and they had in fact seen some 
Mute Swans and a single wing-tagged Trumpeter along the road. With their tip, I 
found a pair of Mutes and the wing-tagged juvenile Trumpeter to complete my 
four swan day. I don't know when to ever expect that to happen again! 



Just for the record, I do keep track of the free-flying exotic birds I see 
(including in the Basin, Bar-headed Goose, Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard, 
and Eurasian Goldfinch). Fortunately, so does eBird! I won't count Black Swan 
on my year Basin list, but I do want to know when and where I saw it. Some of 
these exotics actually get established and become "countable" birds. I like to 
know where I first saw things like Monk Parakeet (Yellow Springs, Ohio) and 
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Marathon Key, Florida). 



Happy birding new year.


Kevin


Kevin McGowan

Ithaca



________________________________
From: bounce-121130380-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Marty Schlabach 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:28 PM
To: Laura Stenzler; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

I forgot to mention that the reason we were in the area was to stop at Hoover's 
kitchen cabinet shop, across the road from the airport. In conversation with 
the cabinetmaker, I asked if he had seen a snowy owl in the area. He looked 
sort of surprised, and then realized that's why all the cars were driving 
slowly around the area. He saw people with binoculars, but he said he thought 
they were coyote hunters. It didn't seem right to him, since coyote hunters 
usually drive pickup trucks with their dogs in the back, but most of the 
vehicles were cars, SUVs or crossovers. He'll now be on the lookout for a 
snowy. 


--Marty

-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Schlabach
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 8:43 PM
To: Laura Stenzler ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 

Subject: RE: Snowy at Lott farm

We were there about 4:30pm today. We didn't spend much time looking, but didn't 
see a snowy at the airport, but did see one perched on top of the grain bins at 
the Lott farm along rt 414. We did see a male northern harrier near the 
airport. 


--Marty (& Mary Jean)
===========================================
Marty Schlabach                       MLS5 AT cornell.edu
8407 Powell Rd.                         home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847               cell        315-521-4315
===========================================



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Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 1:08 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at the airport 
on Martin Rd and no Gyrfalcon. Alas. 


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Subject: Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 23:57:46 +0000
I went to Seneca Falls today, as did a number of other birders, looking for 
Snowy Owls and hoping for Gyrfalcon. So far as I know, no one has refound the 
Gyrfalcon seen on Thursday. 


I managed to find only one Snowy Owl today. It was a sparsely-marked individual 
with deep blackish markings and plenty of bars in the tail. Adult female? It 
was perched on the highest possible perch to oversee the area, on the top of a 
grain elevator complex west of Rt 414, near the windmill, west of Lott Farm 
fairgrounds and well west of the airport. 



I heard that a Snowy was seen east of the Finger Lakes Regional Airport runways 
at some point, but I didn't see it. Best birds I had during several loops 
around the airport were a male Northern Harrier on Thorpe Road, and at least 
one Lapland Longspur in a Horned Lark flock I was told about on Hoster Rd south 
of Stahl Rd in a manure spread. 



There was open water along the southern end of Lower Lake Road SE of Seneca 
Falls on Cayuga Lake, and there were lots of swan there. Most were Tundra 
Swans, of course, but I was quite surprised to see a pair of BLACK SWANS 
swimming off the ice edge at the far southern end of the road. They're kind of 
unmistakable, being huge waterbirds with long, gracefully curving necks, red 
bills, and all black body plumage. But, seeing as how they are native to 
Australia, there is zero chance they were wild vagrants. They're popular in 
captivity, and I don't know of any established feral populations around. I 
looked for, but did not see, their white wingtips (all swans have white 
wingtips; the only non-domestic waterfowl that do, with one half of an 
exception), so I can't say if they were free-flying or wing-clipped. Totally 
cool, though. Their presence, along with the couple of thousand Tundra Swans 
made me want to find Mute and Trumpeter swans too to get my very first 4-swan 
day. I wasn't doing a great job of parsing the waterfowl, but fortunately I 
talked to my son, Jay, and his birding group, and they had in fact seen some 
Mute Swans and a single wing-tagged Trumpeter along the road. With their tip, I 
found a pair of Mutes and the wing-tagged juvenile Trumpeter to complete my 
four swan day. I don't know when to ever expect that to happen again! 



Just for the record, I do keep track of the free-flying exotic birds I see 
(including in the Basin, Bar-headed Goose, Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard, 
and Eurasian Goldfinch). Fortunately, so does eBird! I won't count Black Swan 
on my year Basin list, but I do want to know when and where I saw it. Some of 
these exotics actually get established and become "countable" birds. I like to 
know where I first saw things like Monk Parakeet (Yellow Springs, Ohio) and 
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Marathon Key, Florida). 



Happy birding new year.


Kevin


Kevin McGowan

Ithaca



________________________________
From: bounce-121130380-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Marty Schlabach 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:28 PM
To: Laura Stenzler; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

I forgot to mention that the reason we were in the area was to stop at Hoover's 
kitchen cabinet shop, across the road from the airport. In conversation with 
the cabinetmaker, I asked if he had seen a snowy owl in the area. He looked 
sort of surprised, and then realized that's why all the cars were driving 
slowly around the area. He saw people with binoculars, but he said he thought 
they were coyote hunters. It didn't seem right to him, since coyote hunters 
usually drive pickup trucks with their dogs in the back, but most of the 
vehicles were cars, SUVs or crossovers. He'll now be on the lookout for a 
snowy. 


--Marty

-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Schlabach
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 8:43 PM
To: Laura Stenzler ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 

Subject: RE: Snowy at Lott farm

We were there about 4:30pm today. We didn't spend much time looking, but didn't 
see a snowy at the airport, but did see one perched on top of the grain bins at 
the Lott farm along rt 414. We did see a male northern harrier near the 
airport. 


--Marty (& Mary Jean)
===========================================
Marty Schlabach                       MLS5 AT cornell.edu
8407 Powell Rd.                         home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847               cell        315-521-4315
===========================================



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Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 1:08 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at the airport 
on Martin Rd and no Gyrfalcon. Alas. 


Laura

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Subject: RE:Snowy at Lott farm
From: Marty Schlabach <mls5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 23:28:55 +0000
I forgot to mention that the reason we were in the area was to stop at Hoover's 
kitchen cabinet shop, across the road from the airport. In conversation with 
the cabinetmaker, I asked if he had seen a snowy owl in the area. He looked 
sort of surprised, and then realized that's why all the cars were driving 
slowly around the area. He saw people with binoculars, but he said he thought 
they were coyote hunters. It didn't seem right to him, since coyote hunters 
usually drive pickup trucks with their dogs in the back, but most of the 
vehicles were cars, SUVs or crossovers. He'll now be on the lookout for a 
snowy. 


--Marty

-----Original Message-----
From: Marty Schlabach 
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 8:43 PM
To: Laura Stenzler ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 

Subject: RE: Snowy at Lott farm

We were there about 4:30pm today. We didn't spend much time looking, but didn't 
see a snowy at the airport, but did see one perched on top of the grain bins at 
the Lott farm along rt 414. We did see a male northern harrier near the 
airport. 


--Marty (& Mary Jean)
===========================================
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8407 Powell Rd.                         home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847               cell        315-521-4315
===========================================



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Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 1:08 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at the airport 
on Martin Rd and no Gyrfalcon. Alas. 


Laura

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Subject: Re: Snowy at Lott farm
From: "Kenneth V. Rosenberg" <kvr2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 03:28:28 +0000
thanks for the report, Marty  have you found any Short-eared Owls north or 
Trumansburg this year?? 


KEN


Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Conservation Science Program
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Office: 607-254-2412
cell: 607-342-4594
kvr2 AT cornell.edu

On Jan 6, 2017, at 8:43 PM, Marty Schlabach 
> wrote: 


We were there about 4:30pm today. We didn't spend much time looking, but didn't 
see a snowy at the airport, but did see one perched on top of the grain bins at 
the Lott farm along rt 414. We did see a male northern harrier near the 
airport. 


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===========================================
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8407 Powell Rd.                         home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847               cell        315-521-4315
===========================================



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Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 1:08 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> 

Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at the airport 
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Subject: RE:Snowy at Lott farm
From: Marty Schlabach <mls5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 01:43:29 +0000
We were there about 4:30pm today. We didn't spend much time looking, but didn't 
see a snowy at the airport, but did see one perched on top of the grain bins at 
the Lott farm along rt 414. We did see a male northern harrier near the 
airport. 


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8407 Powell Rd.                         home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847               cell        315-521-4315
===========================================



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To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy at Lott farm

We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at the airport 
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Laura

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Subject: Gyrfalcon info
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 20:33:36 +0000
I just heard secondhand that a falconer working at Seneca Meadows Landfill said 
the Gyrfalcon seen yesterday at the Finger Lakes Regional Airport is not 
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Subject: Snowy at Lott farm
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Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:07:57 +0000
We saw one snowy owl at the Lott farm around noon today. Nothing at the airport 
on Martin Rd and no Gyrfalcon. Alas. 


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Subject: Re: just heard a Cardinal singing
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:42:02 -0500
On 31 Dec, I had two or three notes of a white-throated sparrow, and on 3rd 
Jan, an aborted beginning of a mourning dove “song”. Days are getting 
longer and sun makes them SEEM longer still. 




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Just heard a Cardinal singing. Maybe the sun inspite of the cold got him
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Subject: Snowy Owl
From: Whitings <whitings AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 10:10:01 -0500
Hi All,

The bird that was attacked by the Gyrfalcon was one of the birds that has been 
banded. It has a really dark head, but upon viewing it on the computer, I could 
easily see a color difference in the dark head from the body. A check with a 
friend who is familiar with the banding process confirmed it as a banded bird 
which is marked with a black magic marker so it will be recognized as one 
already banded. 


Diana Whiting

dianawhitingphotography.com


> On Jan 6, 2017, at 8:45 AM, Asher Hockett  wrote:
> 
> So it is a gray phase, but is not the gray landfill agent, if I read this 
correctly. 

> 
>> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Kevin J. McGowan  wrote:
>> Gyrfalcons come in a variety of colors, from nearly pure, Snowy Owl white 
with scattered dark feather edging, to nearly all sooty black, usually with 
some light streaking and spotting on the chest and belly. David's bird fits 
cleanly in the middle, with dusky gray back and face and mostly pale underside. 
That is what is currently known as "gray," and is the most common form to reach 
our area. In fact, I've personally never seen anything except Gyrfalcons 
colored like this. 

>> 
>> 
>> I hope it sticks around.
>> 
>> 
>> Kevin
>> 
>> 
>> From: John and Sue Gregoire 
>> Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 7:23 AM
>> To: Asher Hockett
>> Cc: Kevin J. McGowan; khmo AT empacc.net; Caroline Manring; CAYUGABIRDS-L
>> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>>  
>> Dorsal appearance plays in that call Asher, and I believe from Dave K's 
photo that 

>> this is a dark phase. All three appear light on the ventral side with the 
beautiful 

>> white gyr a real eye stopper.
>> 
>> Many years ago (late 70s I think) we enjoyed all three at one time at a 
quarry in SE 

>> Pennsylvania. Caravans of birders racing through Amish country was something 
the 

>> locals surely still talk about.
>> 
>> We also remembered one (I think it was a gray) here up at Canoga marsh back 
around 

>> the time when Andy Farnsworth was a student here and several members of the 
bird 

>> club were able to see it hunt. Andy's sharp eyes spotted it while the rest 
of us 

>> stared at blank sky for quite awhile.
>> 
>> John
>> 
>> -- 
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>> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
>> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
>> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
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>> 
>> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory Burdett New York
>> www.empacc.net
>> Connected with the Finger Lakes National Forest and a large hemlock wetland, 
this 60-acre sanctuary is known as Kestrel Haven Avian Migration ... 

>> 
>> "Conserve and Create Habitat"
>> 
>> On Thu, January 5, 2017 15:58, Asher Hockett wrote:
>> > And the photo from Thorpe Rd is? I am confused because it seems very 
white, 

>> > where it isn't spotted, and not gray at all.
>> >
>> > Asher not-very-experienced-with Gyrfalcons
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan  wrote:
>> >
>> >> I believe that is true.
>> >>
>> >> Kevin
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: John and Sue Gregoire [mailto:khmo AT empacc.net]
>> >> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:45 PM
>> >> To: Kevin J. McGowan 
>> >> Cc: Caroline Manring ; CAYUGABIRDS-L <
>> >> CAYUGABIRDS-L AT list.cornell.edu>
>> >> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>> >>
>> >> What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
>> >> --
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>> >> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
>> >> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
>> >> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
>> >> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
>> >>  Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/
>> >> "Conserve and Create Habitat"
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
>> >> > Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away
>> >> > from the landfill over on Rt 414.
>> >> >
>> >> > Kevin
>> >> >
>> >> > -----Original Message-----
>> >> > From: bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu
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>> >> > Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:32 PM
>> >> > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
>> >> > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>> >> >
>> >> > Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at
>> >> > a Gyrfalcon on both sides of the road, both on ground and on telephone
>> >> pole!
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Subject: Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 08:45:31 -0500
So it is a gray phase, but is not the gray landfill agent, if I read this
correctly.

On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Kevin J. McGowan  wrote:

> Gyrfalcons come in a variety of colors, from nearly pure, Snowy Owl white
> with scattered dark feather edging, to nearly all sooty black, usually with
> some light streaking and spotting on the chest and belly. David's bird fits
> cleanly in the middle, with dusky gray back and face and mostly pale
> underside. That is what is currently known as "gray," and is the most
> common form to reach our area. In fact, I've personally never seen anything
> except Gyrfalcons colored like this.
>
>
> I hope it sticks around.
>
>
> Kevin
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* John and Sue Gregoire 
> *Sent:* Friday, January 6, 2017 7:23 AM
> *To:* Asher Hockett
> *Cc:* Kevin J. McGowan; khmo AT empacc.net; Caroline Manring; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>
> Dorsal appearance plays in that call Asher, and I believe from Dave K's
> photo that
> this is a dark phase. All three appear light on the ventral side with the
> beautiful
> white gyr a real eye stopper.
>
> Many years ago (late 70s I think) we enjoyed all three at one time at a
> quarry in SE
> Pennsylvania. Caravans of birders racing through Amish country was
> something the
> locals surely still talk about.
>
> We also remembered one (I think it was a gray) here up at Canoga marsh
> back around
> the time when Andy Farnsworth was a student here and several members of
> the bird
> club were able to see it hunt. Andy's sharp eyes spotted it while the rest
> of us
> stared at blank sky for quite awhile.
>
> John
>
> --
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> Field Ornithologists
> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
>  Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/
> 
> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory Burdett New York
> 
> www.empacc.net
> Connected with the Finger Lakes National Forest and a large hemlock
> wetland, this 60-acre sanctuary is known as Kestrel Haven Avian Migration
> ...
>
> "Conserve and Create Habitat"
>
> On Thu, January 5, 2017 15:58, Asher Hockett wrote:
> > And the photo from Thorpe Rd is? I am confused because it seems very
> white,
> > where it isn't spotted, and not gray at all.
> >
> > Asher not-very-experienced-with Gyrfalcons
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan 
> wrote:
> >
> >> I believe that is true.
> >>
> >> Kevin
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: John and Sue Gregoire [mailto:khmo AT empacc.net ]
> >> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:45 PM
> >> To: Kevin J. McGowan 
> >> Cc: Caroline Manring ; CAYUGABIRDS-L <
> >> CAYUGABIRDS-L AT list.cornell.edu>
> >> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
> >>
> >> What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
> >> --
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> >> Field Ornithologists
> >> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
> >> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
> >> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
> >> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
> >>  Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/
> >> "Conserve and Create Habitat"
> >>
> >> On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
> >> > Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away
> >> > from the landfill over on Rt 414.
> >> >
> >> > Kevin
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu
> >> > [mailto:bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu
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> >> > Caroline Manring
> >> > Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:32 PM
> >> > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> >> > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
> >> >
> >> > Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at
> >> > a Gyrfalcon on both sides of the road, both on ground and on telephone
> >> pole!
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Subject: Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:01:11 +0000
Gyrfalcons come in a variety of colors, from nearly pure, Snowy Owl white with 
scattered dark feather edging, to nearly all sooty black, usually with some 
light streaking and spotting on the chest and belly. David's bird fits cleanly 
in the middle, with dusky gray back and face and mostly pale underside. That is 
what is currently known as "gray," and is the most common form to reach our 
area. In fact, I've personally never seen anything except Gyrfalcons colored 
like this. 



I hope it sticks around.


Kevin


________________________________
From: John and Sue Gregoire 
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 7:23 AM
To: Asher Hockett
Cc: Kevin J. McGowan; khmo AT empacc.net; Caroline Manring; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon

Dorsal appearance plays in that call Asher, and I believe from Dave K's photo 
that 

this is a dark phase. All three appear light on the ventral side with the 
beautiful 

white gyr a real eye stopper.

Many years ago (late 70s I think) we enjoyed all three at one time at a quarry 
in SE 

Pennsylvania. Caravans of birders racing through Amish country was something 
the 

locals surely still talk about.

We also remembered one (I think it was a gray) here up at Canoga marsh back 
around 

the time when Andy Farnsworth was a student here and several members of the 
bird 

club were able to see it hunt. Andy's sharp eyes spotted it while the rest of 
us 

stared at blank sky for quite awhile.

John

--
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Field Ornithologists
Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
5373 Fitzgerald Road
Burdett,NY 14818-9626
N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/

[http://empacc.net/%7Ekestrelhaven/RTHAHY-FrontPImagePIC.jpg] 


Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory Burdett New 
York 

www.empacc.net
Connected with the Finger Lakes National Forest and a large hemlock wetland, 
this 60-acre sanctuary is known as Kestrel Haven Avian Migration ... 



"Conserve and Create Habitat"

On Thu, January 5, 2017 15:58, Asher Hockett wrote:
> And the photo from Thorpe Rd is? I am confused because it seems very white,
> where it isn't spotted, and not gray at all.
>
> Asher not-very-experienced-with Gyrfalcons
>
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan  wrote:
>
>> I believe that is true.
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John and Sue Gregoire [mailto:khmo AT empacc.net]
>> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:45 PM
>> To: Kevin J. McGowan 
>> Cc: Caroline Manring ; CAYUGABIRDS-L <
>> CAYUGABIRDS-L AT list.cornell.edu>
>> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>>
>> What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
>> --
>> John and Sue Gregoire
>> Field Ornithologists
>> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
>> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
>> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
>> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
>>  Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/
>> "Conserve and Create Habitat"
>>
>> On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
>> > Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away
>> > from the landfill over on Rt 414.
>> >
>> > Kevin
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu
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Subject: Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: John and Sue Gregoire <khmo AT empacc.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 07:23:39 -0500
Dorsal appearance plays in that call Asher, and I believe from Dave K's photo 
that 

this is a dark phase. All three appear light on the ventral side with the 
beautiful 

white gyr a real eye stopper.

Many years ago (late 70s I think) we enjoyed all three at one time at a quarry 
in SE 

Pennsylvania. Caravans of birders racing through Amish country was something 
the 

locals surely still talk about.

We also remembered one (I think it was a gray) here up at Canoga marsh back 
around 

the time when Andy Farnsworth was a student here and several members of the 
bird 

club were able to see it hunt. Andy's sharp eyes spotted it while the rest of 
us 

stared at blank sky for quite awhile.

John

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On Thu, January 5, 2017 15:58, Asher Hockett wrote:
> And the photo from Thorpe Rd is? I am confused because it seems very white,
> where it isn't spotted, and not gray at all.
>
> Asher not-very-experienced-with Gyrfalcons
>
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan  wrote:
>
>> I believe that is true.
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John and Sue Gregoire [mailto:khmo AT empacc.net]
>> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:45 PM
>> To: Kevin J. McGowan 
>> Cc: Caroline Manring ; CAYUGABIRDS-L <
>> CAYUGABIRDS-L AT list.cornell.edu>
>> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>>
>> What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
>> --
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>> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
>> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
>> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
>>  Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/
>> "Conserve and Create Habitat"
>>
>> On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
>> > Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away
>> > from the landfill over on Rt 414.
>> >
>> > Kevin
>> >
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>> > Caroline Manring
>> > Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:32 PM
>> > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
>> > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>> >
>> > Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at
>> > a Gyrfalcon on both sides of the road, both on ground and on telephone
>> pole!
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Subject: Re: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:58:42 -0500
And the photo from Thorpe Rd is? I am confused because it seems very white,
where it isn't spotted, and not gray at all.

Asher not-very-experienced-with Gyrfalcons

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan  wrote:

> I believe that is true.
>
> Kevin
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:45 PM
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> Cc: Caroline Manring ; CAYUGABIRDS-L <
> CAYUGABIRDS-L AT list.cornell.edu>
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>
> What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
> --
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> Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
> 5373 Fitzgerald Road
> Burdett,NY 14818-9626
> N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
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> On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
> > Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away
> > from the landfill over on Rt 414.
> >
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> >
> > Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at
> > a Gyrfalcon on both sides of the road, both on ground and on telephone
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Subject: RE: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:54:02 +0000
I believe that is true.

Kevin

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 2:45 PM
To: Kevin J. McGowan 
Cc: Caroline Manring ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 

Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon

What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
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On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
> Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away 
> from the landfill over on Rt 414.
>
> Kevin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu
> [mailto:bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of 
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> Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:32 PM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>
> Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at 
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Subject: RE: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: John and Sue Gregoire <khmo AT empacc.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:45:22 -0500
What color phase is the landfill Gyr? Thought it was a gray.
-- 
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On Thu, January 5, 2017 13:42, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:
> Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away from the 
landfill 

> over on Rt 414.
>
> Kevin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu
> [mailto:bounce-121125912-3493952 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Caroline 
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> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
>
> Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at a 
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Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 18:52:28 GMT
The Cayuga Bird Club will be having its monthly meeting next Monday, January 9. 
It's our annual Share Your Photo! event with Kevin McGowan as our host. Come 
enjoy the fun as several Club members share up to five photos during their 
three minutes on the stage. Although photo submission was limited to club 
members, the meeting is open to all! 

 Join us at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Doors open at 7:00 pm and 
there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business 
begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation.We will also be hosting Kevin 
for dinner at the Ithaca Ale House at 5:30 before the meeting. Please rsvp to 
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Until then, have fun looking for Snowy Owls and that Gyrfalcon!
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A single Brant was foraging with the Canada Geese along Stevenson Road near
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Subject: RE: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 18:42:08 +0000
Check the legs for jesses. They use a Gyrfalcon to keep gulls away from the 
landfill over on Rt 414. 


Kevin

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Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:32 PM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon

Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at a 
Gyrfalcon on both sides of the road, both on ground and on telephone pole! 


Caroline

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Subject: Thorpe road Gyrfalcon
From: Caroline Manring <carolinemanring AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:32:26 -0500
Here now, 1:30-- no snowies to be seen but several good long looks at a 
Gyrfalcon on both sides of the road, both on ground and on telephone pole! 


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Subject: Gyrfalcon confirmed
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:35:18 +0000
Last seen headed West from Thorpe Rd (just 100yrds South of Peterman) toward 
North/middle of Lott Farm. 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358 AT N06/32124104645/in/datetaken-public/

[X]Gyrfalcon 1-5-17 Thorpe 
Rd 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/508/32124104645_12c3b55b8f_b.jpg] 
 

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Subject: Owl/Falcon
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Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:39:34 +0000
While observing the owl on Thorpe Road it was attacked buy a falcon it appeared 
to be as large as the owl or nearly and they have been a gyrfalcon will review 
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Subject: Snowy Owl Seneca Falls
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:12:28 +0000 (UTC)
Thursday, Jan. 5  AT  9:30 am. One Snowy Owl is 100 yards west of Thorpe Rd (near 
the Finger Lakes Regional Airport, Seneca Falls) on a drainage ditch culvert. 
The bird is directly across the road from a red No Dumping sign. 

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Subject: Airport and Lott farm Snowies up to 4.
From: metetlow AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 10:18:17 -0500
Yesterday around 330 Dominic Sherony and I had one snow owl at the lot farm 
rotating between the grass as previously described and up on the Porta potty's 
and three more snowy owls at the airport, one prominently on the west side of 
the runway and the other 2 hunkered down behind tiny snowbanks and tiny grass 
mounds also on the west side. Please minimize disturbance because I know 
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Subject: FOY Eastern Towhee
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 08:35:53 -0500
Hi - The towhee was back eating millet on the ground under spirea bushes
this morning at about 8am. Cold days seem to be the days we can be sure it
will be there. We submitted a photo on ebird.

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Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 07:50:09 -0500
Cayuga Bird Club members should have received the January newsletter this
week by email.  If you have not received it, please check your "promotions"
folder or junk/spam folder where bulk email messages might have been
diverted.

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Subject: 3rd Snowy Owl Lott Farm Seneca falls
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:02:30 +0000
A third Snowy Owl is on the Northern edge of Lott Farm 3:15PM. 100 yards East 
of the Northernmost Rt414 entrance. There are two on the West side of the 
airport runway 



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Subject: Re: Snowy Owls
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:20:46 -0500
Thanks for helping to share Marc.

And thanks, of course, to Laurie for her wonderful work.

Hope your new year is off to a good start and I hope to see you each as 
we bird the basin!!

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> In case you missed it on the local FB bird club pages, Pete Saracino 
> posted Laurie Drikx's excellent slideshow of said banding:
> 
http://www.lauriedirkx.com/AllCreaturesGreat/Banding-a-Snowy-w-Tom-McDonald/i-3Wq5XLv/A 

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> Marc
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>     near the runway in the grass. We went in the terminal to ask
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>     Rochester had been there earlier who caught, banded, and weighed
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>     He said one of them was a 5 1/2 month old female which was well
>     nourished. I don't remember what he said about the other owl.
>
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>     there was a Northern Shrike sitting on a wire.
>
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>     species including Ruddy Ducks and American Wigeon. In the middle
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Subject: More Count Week birds; young adult Bald Eagles
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:21:57 -0500
Two more Count Week species: Kevin McGowan found 2 Cackling Geese at Stewart 
Park this morning, and I just saw a report from Marsha Kardon that the Eastern 
Towhee was at her feeder area on 31 December. If only it were also there on the 
1st, too, it would raise the count day total. 

On a different note, yesterday I saw 2 almost-adult-plumage Bald Eagles (dark 
brown bodies, white heads & tails but a narrow dark stripe near the tip of the 
tail of each) perched together atop a big Sycamore by the bike path between the 
golf course and Renwick near the parking for anglers. They flushed but settled 
again on a tree across the creek in Renwick. Maybe they are a young couple 
looking for a nest site. 

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From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:30:34 -0500
In case you missed it on the local FB bird club pages, Pete Saracino posted
Laurie Drikx's excellent slideshow of said banding:

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> This morning Diane Morton and I went to the Finger lakes Regional Airport
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> the grass. We went in the terminal to ask permission to get close enough to
> photograph them. The man in charge and his family were there. He said an
> Ornithologist from Rochester had been there earlier who caught, banded, and
> weighed them. He also took blood samples to research their precise origin.
> He said one of them was a  5 1/2 month old female which was well nourished.
> I don't remember what he said about the other owl.
>
> After that, we drove down Seybolt Road. Just south of Canoga Road, there
> was a Northern Shrike sitting on a wire.
>
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> of the boat launch which had all the likely Aythya species including Ruddy
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Subject: Re: 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count preliminary results
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 08:28:46 -0500
This morning we added the Dec. 31 Towhee observation to ebird.  This makes
a total of 11 days in December that we've reported the bird being seen.
Marsha Kadon

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> The Eastern Towhee has been seen in our back yard eating millet we spread
> on the ground most days since we first noticed it.  It was definitely there
> on Dec. 31.  Not today, though.  I'll watch for it tomorrow.  Marsha Kardon
>
> On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 11:18 PM, Dave Nutter  wrote:
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>> The following species were reported at the tally this evening for the
>> Ithaca count. For species found only by one party I try to provide the
>> name(s) of the initial observer(s) and a general description of the
>> location, including the town. This information will also go in the first
>> records list for the Cayuga Lake Basin on the Cayuga Bird Club website.
>> Please send me corrections or missing information. Thanks.
>> --Dave Nutter
>>
>> SNOW GOOSE
>> ROSS'S GOOSE     Ken Rosenberg     Stewart Park ice shelf and adjacent
>> Cayuga Lake, Ithaca (This bird was present for awhile this morning then
>> disappeared for the day but returned at dark with Canada Geese to the east
>> end of the ice shelf.)
>> CANADA GOOSE
>> GADWALL
>> AMERICAN WIGEON
>> 5
>> AMERICAN BLACK DUCK
>> MALLARD
>> NORTHERN PINTAIL     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
>> REDHEAD
>> RING-NECKED DUCK
>> 10
>> LESSER SCAUP     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
>> LONG-TAILED DUCK     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
>> BUFFLEHEAD
>> COMMON GOLDENEYE
>> HOODED MERGANSER
>> 15
>> COMMON MERGANSER
>> RED-HEADED MERGANSER
>> RUDDY DUCK     Scott Sutcliffe et al?  Treman Marine State Park, Ithaca?
>> RUFFED GROUSE
>> WILD TURKEY
>> 20
>> COMMON LOON
>> PIED-BILLED GREBE
>> HORNED GREBE
>> DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT      7 birds was a new high
>> GREAT BLUE HERON
>> 25
>> TURKEY VULTURE
>> BALD EAGLE     (Single birds reported in adjacent sectors 6, 7, & 8. The
>> one in sector 7 was in adult plumage except it had a narrow dark band near
>> the tip of the otherwise white tail. Were the others different?)
>> SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
>> COOPER'S HAWK
>> RED-TAILED HAWK
>> 30
>> ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
>> AMERICAN KESTREL
>> MERLIN     Elliot Miller    Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca
>> PEREGRINE FALCON    3 reports from sector 8, possibly of the same bird
>> peregrinating
>> AMERICAN COOT
>> 35
>> RING-BILLED GULL
>> HERRING GULL
>> ICELAND GULL     Kevin McGowan     Portland Point
>> LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
>> GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL
>> 40
>> ROCK PIGEON
>> MOURNING DOVE
>> EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
>> GREAT HORNED OWL
>> BARRED OWL     Sandy Podulka   Caroline Depot Rd, Caroline
>> 45
>> BELTED KINGFISHER
>> RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
>> YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER     Dave Nutter     Warren Pl north of Richard
>> Pl, West Hill, City of Ithaca
>> DOWNY WOODPECKER
>> HAIRY WOODPECKER
>> 50
>> NORTHERN FLICKER
>> PILEATED WOODPECKER
>> NORTHERN SHRIKE (1 on Hile School Rd which is outside the basin, the
>> other which is in the basin by Meena Haribal on Irish Settlement Road,
>> Dryden)
>> BLUE JAY
>> AMERICAN CROW
>> 55
>> FISH CROW
>> COMMON RAVEN
>> HORNED LARK  (2 sites in sector 1)
>> BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
>> TUFTED TITMOUSE
>> 60
>> RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
>> WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH
>> BROWN CREEPER
>> CAROLINA WREN
>> HOUSE WREN     Scott Sutcliffe et al     Cass Park vicinity? City of
>> Ithaca
>> 65
>> WINTER WREN
>> GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET
>> EASTERN BLUEBIRD
>> HERMIT THRUSH     John Fitzpatrick     Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline
>> AMERICAN ROBIN
>> 70
>> NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
>> EUROPEAN STARLING
>> CEDAR WAXWING
>> SNOW BUNTING
>> YELLOW-RUMPED (MYRTLE) WARBLER     Asher Hockett, Sandy Wold    behind
>> former NCR factory, South Hill, Ithaca
>> 75
>> AMERICAN TREE SPARROW
>> SONG SPARROW
>> SWAMP SPARROW     John Fitzpatrick     Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline
>> WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
>> WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW     Jay McGowan     Stevenson Rd hedgerow, Dryden
>> 80
>> DARK-EYED (SLATE-COLORED) JUNCO
>> NORTHERN CARDINAL
>> RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD     Susan Soboroff et al     location?
>> BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
>> PURPLE FINCH     Paul Anderson     along railroad tracks south of Cayuga
>> Inlet fish ladder, Town of Ithaca
>> 85
>> HOUSE FINCH
>> AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
>> HOUSE SPARROW
>> 88 species on Count Day. Am I missing something? There were also the
>> hybrid "Mallard X American Black Duck" and the not identified to species
>> "Scaup sp".
>>
>> Not found on Count Day but possibly around for Count Week (29 Dec through
>> 4 Jan)
>> CACKLING GOOSE     reported 28 Dec by Adriaan Dokter on Cayuga Inlet from
>> Jetty Woods
>> CANVASBACK     CW: 1 male with Redheads off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec by
>> Dave Nutter
>> GREATER SCAUP     CW: 3 off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec per Dave Nutter
>> BLACK SCOTER     CW: 1 female seen from Treman Marine SP by piling
>> cluster on 29 Dec by Dave Nutter
>> RING-NECKED PHEASANT     haven't any escaped from the game farm?
>> RED-THROATED LOON
>> RED-NECKED GREBE
>> NORTHERN HARRIER
>> NORTHERN GOSHAWK
>> GLAUCOUS GULL     CW: seen at Stewart Park on 31 Dec by Dave Nutter & Jay
>> McGowan
>> SHORT-EARED OWL
>> NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
>> RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
>> LAPLAND LONGSPUR
>> EASTERN TOWHEE     reported as recently as 16 Dec by Marsha Kardon on
>> Perry Lane, West Hill, Town of Ithaca
>>
>>
>> Also found today outside the Ithaca count circle but within the Cayuga
>> Lake Basin:
>> WOOD DUCK     Therese O'Connor     Cayuga Lake from Taughannock Falls
>> State Park
>> (note: a report of 2 OSPREY standing on ice at Montezuma NWR is probably
>> immature BALD EAGLES)
>> TRUMPETER SWAN     Dave Kennedy     Armitage Rd, Savannah
>> TUNDRA SWAN     Dave Kennedy     Cayuga Lake SP, Seneca Falls
>> NORTHERN HARRIER     Dave Kennedy    Seyboldt Rd, Canoga, Town of Fayette
>> AMERICAN PIPIT     Jay McGowan     Myers Point
>>
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Subject: Continuation of the trip
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:47:19 -0500
Lastly, we stopped at Dean's Cove where we were greeted by a Brown Creeper, 
Golden-crowned Kinglet, and the ongoing Lesser Black-backed Gull. 

Good birding,
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Subject: Snowy Owls
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:44:28 -0500
This morning Diane Morton and I went to the Finger lakes Regional Airport to 
see the reported Snowy Owls. We saw the two of them near the runway in the 
grass. We went in the terminal to ask permission to get close enough to 
photograph them. The man in charge and his family were there. He said an 
Ornithologist from Rochester had been there earlier who caught, banded, and 
weighed them. He also took blood samples to research their precise origin. He 
said one of them was a 5 1/2 month old female which was well nourished. I don't 
remember what he said about the other owl. 


After that, we drove down Seybolt Road. Just south of Canoga Road, there was a 
Northern Shrike sitting on a wire. 


We then went to Cayuga State Park where we saw a huge raft of ducks north of 
the boat launch which had all the likely Aythya species including Ruddy Ducks 
and American Wigeon. In the middle of the lake we saw two Mute Swans and 10 
Tundra Swans. The weather was deteriorating 


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Subject: Today Jan 2nd 2017 Cayuga Lake Trip
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 21:03:12 -0500
Did my annual early January trip to Cayuga Lake with my friend Dan Watkins.
First stop was the Dandy Mart in Slaterville and we saw the EASTERN SCREECH
OWL roosting in the same hole as last year.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33366479

Then we hit Stewart Park but missed the Ross's Goose. But the shear numbers
of birds here is awesome for us since all of our small ponds and larger
lakes are frozen now. There also has been a lot of ice in the rivers so our
waterfowl and gulls are in dribs and drabs and not concentrated like at
Stewart Park or other parts of Cayuga Lake.  Best birds for us were
LONG-TAILED DUCKS, NORTHERN PINTAILS, 1 adult LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, 1
PIED-BILLED GREBE and a decent flock of REDHEADS among many others.

Next stop was Ladoga, and Myer's Point and there really wasn't much up
there that we hadn't seen at Stewart. Long Point State Park also was sparse
but we did get 5 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS from the bluffs over Aurora Bay.

The best concentration of waterfowl was found from "Cayuga Lake Near
Railroad Tracks Rte 90, Cayuga County, New York, US" This was the name of
the ebird hotspot. There were at least 5000 ducks in two long rafts well to
the south of the viewing spot and we couldn't really ID anything. Lighting
was poor too. But the spot we were at can be seen from this google map link
https://goo.gl/maps/aeQuP15nzmx  The two long rafts were closer to "Fire
lane 21" probably where the stream flows out. There were two hunting boats
and decoys north of these rafts but they were not heading down to where the
ducks were suggesting they weren't allowed to hunt down there. This is
worth checking out if someone has the time.

We also saw close up views of the typical waterfowl at Mill Pond In Union
Springs. Nothing usual but nice looks at GADWALL, REDHEADS, AMERICAN WIGEON
and BUFFLEHEAD among others.

Then we got on the SNOWY OWL at the Finger Lakes Airport following up on
Jay McGowan's RBA report. We only found one of the two birds there and we
saw this bird from Martin Road just east of the airport buildings. See:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33376367

Then from Lower Lake road there was a nice raft of aythya genus much closer
and we had all typical aythya species except CANVASBACK. Most of the birds
were in a very tight pack and were REDHEADS like usual. see:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33377839

We totaled 58 species in the Cayuga Basin today. A great start to the new
year for us.

Happy New Year and Birding to all!!
Dave Nicosia

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Subject: Tundra Swans for Ithaca Count Week
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:14:44 -0500
At Stewart Park this morning Jay McGowan refound the ROSS'S GOOSE, pointed it 
out to me, and sent out a text alert that it was sleeping on the ice among 
CANADA GEESE. Moments later, a volley of gunfire at Cornell's Merritt Family 
Boating Center roused all the geese to standing attention. The Ross's Goose 
began walking west on the ice. It's pink legs and feet were surprisingly large 
for such a dainty bird. While I changed my vantage, it snuck into the water, 
and I next saw it swimming west along the ice edge among MALLARDS. I knew they 
were supposed to be the same size, but still it was a bit mind-bending to see. 
I have to throw out my mental categorization that geese are bigger than ducks. 
Next the Ross's Goose changed direction, and I was surprised to see it sidle up 
next to a single "BLUE" SNOW GOOSE, which wasn't much larger. No, it wasn't a 
dark Ross's; it had a bigger bill and typical Blue Goose plumage. I spent 
longer than I intended at the park. During distractions and delays around 8am I 
heard TUNDRA SWANS. A flock of 17 of the giant all-white birds flew south 
toward me well above tree level, then veered west when they reached land as if 
checking out the emptied and frozen swan pond. Then they circled back overhead 
and headed north again. I felt a gift was bestowed upon me. Another bonus was 
a/the adult Peregrine perched in a tree within Stewart Park. 


So, yes, we now have another Count Week species, Tundra Swan, in addition to 
the Canvasback, Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, and Glaucous Gull which were 
present on 29 December. 


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Subject: FW: Preliminary bird count results
From: <jodyenck AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 18:29:31 -0500

My apologies to Asher Hockett who was the great coordinator for area VI.  
Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY

From: jodyenck AT gmail.com
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2017 8:59 AM
To: Paul Anderson; cayugabirds-L AT list.cornell.edu
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Preliminary bird count results

Thanks to Paul Anderson for this summary of the compilation.
Also a shout out of thanks to all of the count area coordinators:
I Colleen Richards
II Bob McGuire
III  Marie Reed
IV  Laura Stenzler
V  Sandy (and Lisa) Podulka
VI Asher Snodgrass
VII Josh Snodgrass
VII  Ken Rosenberg
IX  Mark Chao
Feeders  Donna Scott

Thanks to Kevin McGowan for the incredible slides of the birds seen (or missed) 
on the count. 


And thanks to the more than 140 participants who helped make all this happen.  
What a fun way to start off 2017. 


Jody

Jody W. Enck, PhD
Conservation Social Scientist
and President of the Cayuga Bird Club
Ithaca, NY

From: Paul Anderson
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:31 PM
To: cayugabirds-L AT list.cornell.edu
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Preliminary bird count results


We just did the bird count compilation. Below are some preliminary highlights 
based on today's numbers and comparison with data from all previous 54 years. 

90 species were seen today. This was the same as last year. 
We observed 41875 individuals, up from our 10-year average of 37638.
We have 1 count week species confirmed (Glaucous gull). Last year we had 10 
count week species. 

We had these high counts:
• Bufflehead: 27; previous high was 21
• Hooded Merganser: 67; previous high was 52
• Ruddy Duck: 30; previous was 23
• Double-crested Cormorant: 7; previous was 6
The only bird never seen before on the count day was the Ross's Goose. This was 
a count week species in 2012. 

A House Wren was reported in area 7, only the second time one has been reported 
on the day (1994). 


A few notable misses:
• Canvasback (also missed last year, but was previously 48/54)
• Northern Harrier; first miss since 1988, previously 43/54.
And finally a few that we got by the skin of our teeth (1 individual, but where 
we were expecting more): 

• Purple Finch
• Swamp Sparrow
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
I'll post more details as these numbers get double-checked and confirmed.
-Paul

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Subject: Re: 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count preliminary results
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 18:10:17 -0500
The Eastern Towhee has been seen in our back yard eating millet we spread
on the ground most days since we first noticed it.  It was definitely there
on Dec. 31.  Not today, though.  I'll watch for it tomorrow.  Marsha Kardon

On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 11:18 PM, Dave Nutter  wrote:

> The following species were reported at the tally this evening for the
> Ithaca count. For species found only by one party I try to provide the
> name(s) of the initial observer(s) and a general description of the
> location, including the town. This information will also go in the first
> records list for the Cayuga Lake Basin on the Cayuga Bird Club website.
> Please send me corrections or missing information. Thanks.
> --Dave Nutter
>
> SNOW GOOSE
> ROSS'S GOOSE     Ken Rosenberg     Stewart Park ice shelf and adjacent
> Cayuga Lake, Ithaca (This bird was present for awhile this morning then
> disappeared for the day but returned at dark with Canada Geese to the east
> end of the ice shelf.)
> CANADA GOOSE
> GADWALL
> AMERICAN WIGEON
> 5
> AMERICAN BLACK DUCK
> MALLARD
> NORTHERN PINTAIL     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
> REDHEAD
> RING-NECKED DUCK
> 10
> LESSER SCAUP     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
> LONG-TAILED DUCK     Ken Rosenberg et al     Stewart Park, Ithaca
> BUFFLEHEAD
> COMMON GOLDENEYE
> HOODED MERGANSER
> 15
> COMMON MERGANSER
> RED-HEADED MERGANSER
> RUDDY DUCK     Scott Sutcliffe et al?  Treman Marine State Park, Ithaca?
> RUFFED GROUSE
> WILD TURKEY
> 20
> COMMON LOON
> PIED-BILLED GREBE
> HORNED GREBE
> DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT      7 birds was a new high
> GREAT BLUE HERON
> 25
> TURKEY VULTURE
> BALD EAGLE     (Single birds reported in adjacent sectors 6, 7, & 8. The
> one in sector 7 was in adult plumage except it had a narrow dark band near
> the tip of the otherwise white tail. Were the others different?)
> SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
> COOPER'S HAWK
> RED-TAILED HAWK
> 30
> ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
> AMERICAN KESTREL
> MERLIN     Elliot Miller    Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca
> PEREGRINE FALCON    3 reports from sector 8, possibly of the same bird
> peregrinating
> AMERICAN COOT
> 35
> RING-BILLED GULL
> HERRING GULL
> ICELAND GULL     Kevin McGowan     Portland Point
> LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
> GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL
> 40
> ROCK PIGEON
> MOURNING DOVE
> EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
> GREAT HORNED OWL
> BARRED OWL     Sandy Podulka   Caroline Depot Rd, Caroline
> 45
> BELTED KINGFISHER
> RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
> YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER     Dave Nutter     Warren Pl north of Richard
> Pl, West Hill, City of Ithaca
> DOWNY WOODPECKER
> HAIRY WOODPECKER
> 50
> NORTHERN FLICKER
> PILEATED WOODPECKER
> NORTHERN SHRIKE (1 on Hile School Rd which is outside the basin, the other
> which is in the basin by Meena Haribal on Irish Settlement Road, Dryden)
> BLUE JAY
> AMERICAN CROW
> 55
> FISH CROW
> COMMON RAVEN
> HORNED LARK  (2 sites in sector 1)
> BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE
> TUFTED TITMOUSE
> 60
> RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
> WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH
> BROWN CREEPER
> CAROLINA WREN
> HOUSE WREN     Scott Sutcliffe et al     Cass Park vicinity? City of Ithaca
> 65
> WINTER WREN
> GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET
> EASTERN BLUEBIRD
> HERMIT THRUSH     John Fitzpatrick     Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline
> AMERICAN ROBIN
> 70
> NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
> EUROPEAN STARLING
> CEDAR WAXWING
> SNOW BUNTING
> YELLOW-RUMPED (MYRTLE) WARBLER     Asher Hockett, Sandy Wold    behind
> former NCR factory, South Hill, Ithaca
> 75
> AMERICAN TREE SPARROW
> SONG SPARROW
> SWAMP SPARROW     John Fitzpatrick     Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline
> WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
> WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW     Jay McGowan     Stevenson Rd hedgerow, Dryden
> 80
> DARK-EYED (SLATE-COLORED) JUNCO
> NORTHERN CARDINAL
> RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD     Susan Soboroff et al     location?
> BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
> PURPLE FINCH     Paul Anderson     along railroad tracks south of Cayuga
> Inlet fish ladder, Town of Ithaca
> 85
> HOUSE FINCH
> AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
> HOUSE SPARROW
> 88 species on Count Day. Am I missing something? There were also the
> hybrid "Mallard X American Black Duck" and the not identified to species
> "Scaup sp".
>
> Not found on Count Day but possibly around for Count Week (29 Dec through
> 4 Jan)
> CACKLING GOOSE     reported 28 Dec by Adriaan Dokter on Cayuga Inlet from
> Jetty Woods
> CANVASBACK     CW: 1 male with Redheads off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec by
> Dave Nutter
> GREATER SCAUP     CW: 3 off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec per Dave Nutter
> BLACK SCOTER     CW: 1 female seen from Treman Marine SP by piling cluster
> on 29 Dec by Dave Nutter
> RING-NECKED PHEASANT     haven't any escaped from the game farm?
> RED-THROATED LOON
> RED-NECKED GREBE
> NORTHERN HARRIER
> NORTHERN GOSHAWK
> GLAUCOUS GULL     CW: seen at Stewart Park on 31 Dec by Dave Nutter & Jay
> McGowan
> SHORT-EARED OWL
> NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
> RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
> LAPLAND LONGSPUR
> EASTERN TOWHEE     reported as recently as 16 Dec by Marsha Kardon on
> Perry Lane, West Hill, Town of Ithaca
>
>
> Also found today outside the Ithaca count circle but within the Cayuga
> Lake Basin:
> WOOD DUCK     Therese O'Connor     Cayuga Lake from Taughannock Falls
> State Park
> (note: a report of 2 OSPREY standing on ice at Montezuma NWR is probably
> immature BALD EAGLES)
> TRUMPETER SWAN     Dave Kennedy     Armitage Rd, Savannah
> TUNDRA SWAN     Dave Kennedy     Cayuga Lake SP, Seneca Falls
> NORTHERN HARRIER     Dave Kennedy    Seyboldt Rd, Canoga, Town of Fayette
> AMERICAN PIPIT     Jay McGowan     Myers Point
>
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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 22:42:10 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 02 2017
*  NYSY  01. 02.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):December 26, 
2016 - January 02 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: January 02  AT 5 
p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of December 26, 2016. 

Highlights--------------
TRUMPETER SWANCANVASBACKHARLEQUIN DUCKLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS 
GULLICELAND GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKESNOWY OWLPEREGRINE FALCONNORTHERN 
SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDFIELD SPARROWEVENING GROSBEAK 



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

     1/1: 3 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen in the fields on ArmitageRoad.     
1/2: 1,000 TUNDRA SWANS were seen on the Wildlife Drive. 


Onondaga County------------     12/31: A CANVASBACK was seen with a large 
group of REDHEADS from the east shore trail on Onondaga Lake. 


Oswego County------------
     12/27: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Dunlap Road in the Town of 
Richland. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the lock in Phoenix.     
12/31: A HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen from Mexico Point State Park on Lake Ontario. 
It was relocated of 1/1 but not reported since. A SNOWY OWL was seen on the 
break walls in Oswego Harbor.     1/1: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was found 
near the mouth of the Oswego River in Oswego. It was relocated again today.   
  1/2: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, a GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were 
seen at the lock in Phoenix.  A SNOWY OWL was seen on the break walls in 
Oswego Harbor. A GRAY CATBIRD was seen at Noyes Sanctuary. 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS 
were again seen in the Oswego Harbor area. 


Madison County------------
     12/29: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Chaphe Road east of Erieville.   
  12/30: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder on Jones Road near Stoney 
Pond State Forest. 


Oneida county-------------
     12/31: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on Germany Road in Verona.     
1/1: An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen in Waterville. A FIELD SPARROW was seen on 
Wood Creek Road east of Sylvan Beach. 


    
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Subject: FL Airport Snowy OwlS & More
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 16:47:11 -0500
Stu Krasnoff and I made quick trip up the lake to view the Snowy Owls at the 
Finger Lakes Airport. From the pull-off on Martin Road, just east of the 
runway, we could see one owl perched on a snowbank. Right after we got on it it 
dropped out of sight behind the snow, so we drove on into the airport. From the 
station buildings we immediately saw that both owls were perched on the snow 
and were able to take good photos. As I walked along the fence I noticed a 
small field bird feeding in the grass about ten feet away. This turned out to 
be an unusually late Savannah Sparrow. It was also good for photos which I will 
try to post later in an eBird report. 


We went into the station building, and the guy on duty (short black hair & 
beard) invited us to go through and out next to the runway. At that point we 
were about 100 ft away from the owls. 


Bob McGuire
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Subject: Snow Geese in tburg
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:35:15 -0500
1000+ (and some Canadas) in the field right behind ShurSave.

Marc

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Subject: Mt Pleasant SNOW BUNTINGS! Etc.
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 15:57:04 +0000
Just spent a delightful 45 minutes or so traipsing over the fields in search of 
the big flock of Snow Buntings that were found by Gladys Birdsall on 
yesterday's Christmas Bird Count. I found them exactly where she had, way in 
the back of the field behind the observatory. What fun to photograph! I also 
encountered 3 Horned Larks and 6 Wild Turkeys. 


Marie




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