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5 Jul Re: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia [Judith Thurber ]
5 Jul RE: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia ["Wesley M. Hochachka" ]
5 Jul Re: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia [Peter ]
5 Jul Re: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia [Peter ]
5 Jul Re: Mockingbird behavior [Tom ]
5 Jul OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia [Dave Nutter ]
4 Jul Re:Mockingbird behavior [M & K Mannella ]
4 Jul Birding in the Thousand Islands - Suggestions Wanted [Sandy Wold ]
3 Jul Re: Water Levels At Montezuma [Dave Nutter ]
3 Jul some kind of uncommon sandpiper, if I remember right [Norm Trigoboff ]
3 Jul Broad-wings to fledge soon [Geo Kloppel ]
3 Jul RE:Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road - sorry list ["Marie P. Read" ]
3 Jul RE:Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road ["Marie P. Read" ]
3 Jul Water Levels At Montezuma [David Nicosia ]
3 Jul Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
2 Jul Re: [cayugabirds-l] Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night [Richard Guthrie ]
2 Jul Re:[cayugabirds-l] Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night [Ann Mitchell ]
2 Jul Re: Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night [Ann Mitchell ]
2 Jul Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night [David Nicosia ]
1 Jul possbile Montezuma breeders [Dave Nutter ]
30 Jun Clay-colored Sparrow persists in T-Burg [Lee Ann van Leer ]
30 Jun Moth events this year [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
30 Jun Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest! [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
30 Jun RE: Mrs Robin reuses her nest! ["Lois E. Chaplin" ]
29 Jun Treman Marina, Mon 6/29 [Mark Chao ]
29 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
29 Jun Re: Urban Merlin fledgling compressed images [Asher Hockett ]
29 Jun Update: robin nest reuse (was RE: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!) ["Marie P. Read" ]
29 Jun Urban Merlin fledgling compressed images [John Confer ]
29 Jun Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest! [Melanie Uhlir ]
29 Jun Sunday 28 June birding [Dave Nutter ]
28 Jun Re: Urban Merlin fledgling. [Anne Clark ]
28 Jun Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest! [Diana ]
28 Jun Re: Urban Merlin fledgling. [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
28 Jun Re: Urban Merlin fledgling. [Peter ]
28 Jun RE: Mrs Robin reuses her nest! ["Marie P. Read" ]
28 Jun Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest! [Robin Cisne ]
28 Jun Mrs Robin reuses her nest! ["Marie P. Read" ]
27 Jun Re: Urban Merlin fledgling. [Peter ]
27 Jun Urban Merlin fledgling. [John Confer ]
27 Jun Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus [Ellen Haith ]
27 Jun Re: Clay-colored sparrow village of Trumansburg [David Diaz ]
27 Jun Clay-colored sparrow village of Trumansburg [Lee Ann van Leer ]
27 Jun Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus [Ellen Haith ]
27 Jun Screech Owls [Donna Scott ]
26 Jun Red-Eyed Vireo Cowbird(s) [Suan Hsi Yong ]
26 Jun FYI Rt 89 Bridge closing [Dave K ]
26 Jun N., Titus Merlins fledging [John Confer ]
25 Jun Re: "Fall" Migration to begin next week??? [Judith Thurber ]
25 Jun "Fall" Migration to begin next week??? [David Nicosia ]
25 Jun Re: equine hummingbird - is this legit? [Melanie Uhlir ]
25 Jun Re: equine hummingbird - is this legit? [Robin Cisne ]
25 Jun RE: equine hummingbird - is this legit? [Donna Lee Scott ]
25 Jun Re: equine hummingbird - is this legit? ["Pete M. Marchetto" ]
25 Jun RE:equine hummingbird - is this legit? [Donna Lee Scott ]
24 Jun Fwd: equine hummingbird [Betsy Darlington ]
24 Jun Mockingbird behavior [M & K Mannella ]
24 Jun Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus [Ellen Haith ]
22 Jun Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
22 Jun Re: Great Horned Owl [Donna Scott ]
22 Jun Great Horned Owl [Suan Hsi Yong ]
22 Jun Osprey [Donna Scott ]
22 Jun Morning birds [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
22 Jun Birds by lake [Donna Scott ]
22 Jun Re: Montezuma babies or future babies [Dave Nutter ]
22 Jun Re: Caspian Terns Cayuga Inlet/ Stewart Park [Dave Nutter ]
21 Jun Caspian Terns Cayuga Inlet/ Stewart Park [David Nicosia ]
22 Jun Caspian Terns Cayuga Inlet/ Stewart Park [david nicosia ]
22 Jun Re: Montezuma babies or future babies [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
21 Jun Montezuma babies or future babies ["Michael Tetlow " ]
21 Jun Re: Mourning Dove Behavior [Melanie Uhlir ]
22 Jun Re: Mourning Dove Behavior ["Pete M. Marchetto" ]
21 Jun Mourning Dove Behavior [Sandy Wold ]
20 Jun Not seen nor heard since the flood ["timbury2 AT gmail.com" ]
20 Jun Yellow-billed cuckoo fledgling--just out of Basin [Anne Clark ]
19 Jun field trip for flying "bird food" at the Waverly Glen, Waverly NY Saturday, June 20 starting at 10 am [Inga Wells ]

Subject: Re: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 17:43:41 -0400
I'm having trouble getting this Black Stork webcam to open. Is anyone else 
experiencing this? 

Judy Thurber
Liverpool

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 5, 2015, at 2:01 PM, Wesley M. Hochachka  wrote:
> 
> Thanks for posting the link to the Black Stork nest Dave! Nest locations 
often seem to be closely guarded secrets in western Europe, and away from nests 
these birds don’t forage in areas where they can be watched easily. As best I 
know, with the exception of migrating birds (southern tip of Spain, western 
Black Sea coast south through the eastern Mediterranean) and a couple of cliff 
nests in a national part in western Spain that I can think of, birders 
basically don’t have a lot of guaranteed opportunities to see Black Storks. 
So that webcam is pretty special. 

>  
> In the background this (Latvian) afternoon I’ve picked out European Robin, 
Eurasian Wren, Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff briefly, and I think a Garden 
Warbler. 

>  
> Wesley Hochachka
>  
>  
> From: bounce-119427645-3494022 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119427645-3494022 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dave Nutter 

> Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2015 6:06 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia
>  
> A few days ago my Stefhan Ohlström sent me this link to a site with several 
nest-cams in Latvia, which is east across the Baltic Sea from the southern part 
of his native Sweden. 

> https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kaamerad
> Some of the nests were already empty, which may also be why some cameras were 
not streaming, but the BLACK STORK nest is still active: 

> https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/melnais-starkis
> This species was unfamiliar to me. I haven't traveled to its range. My books 
tell me it's more uncommon, shy, and solitary than the familiar rooftop-nesting 
White Stork of open farmland. The Black Stork "frequents lakes, rivers and 
marshes surrounded by woods." 

> 
> The broad platform nest is in a huge tree within forest. There are 2 
nestlings, and they appear full-grown, so I don't know how much longer they'll 
remain in view. Despite their new feathers they look scruffy to me. Their necks 
and backs are mottled with gray instead of pure black; their legs are gray and 
bills yellowish rather than both being bright red. Mostly they stand, quietly 
preening, or pacing slowly, sometimes poking at sticks of the nest, or backing 
slowly toward the edge to defecate. A couple times I have seen a single 
flap-hop. Stretches of those black wings are impressive, but otherwise it's a 
subdued scene. The background noise, in addition to wind, big feathers, and a 
fly or two, seems to include a pigeon, a wren, and some songbirds I don't 
recognize. 

> 
> It's worth waiting for a parent to show up, which I've now seen three times. 
Even if you aren't watching, the sound will alert you. Suddenly the youngters 
crouch down on their long tibio-tarsi and begin bobbing their heads and 
calling. This can go on for several minutes while the parent stands on a nearby 
branch, which may or may not be in view, or may fly to a different branch and 
even seem to be uninterested. It can take awhile for the adult to actually come 
to the nest and feed them. I don't think the delay is from reluctance to face 
the huge and intimidating babies. They actually look obedient, 
well-disciplined, and patient, yet persistent, while they beg. Perhaps the 
adult needs a lot of stimulation. Maybe the internal rearranging of food and 
regurgitation-muscles takes awhile. 

> 
> Finally, wings spread above its children, the parent steps onto the nest, 
extends its long neck forward and down between them, and opens its bill. The 
excited youngsters are squealing, flapping their wings, and poking and grabbing 
from either side when the parent coughs up food. The first time I saw this the 
meal was a few anonymous bits which were quickly gobbled up by both, then the 
parent departed. 

> 
> The second feeding I saw, the begging seemed interminable, during which the 
sun rose through the leaves in the background. The meal was a single fish 
almost the size of the bird's neck. It came out suddenly. There was a very 
brief scuffle until one youngster got a better grip and turned aside. I feared 
the fish would be lost overboard, but the winner expertly swallowed it almost 
as rapidly as it had been ejected from the parent. The sibling got nothing! I 
was stunned. Then the parent bent over and produced a second, equally large 
fish! Fortunately the hungry kid won that round and scarfed it down. The parent 
flew off, leaving the youngsters to stand, rearrange their swollen necks, and 
clatter their bills. 

> 
> As I was finishing writing, I was interrupted by a third feeding. This time 
the parent flew almost directly to the nest, rapidly produced several small 
items which were eaten before I could ID them, and left. Still, the begging 
sound as soon as the parent approached allowed me time to bring the view up. 
The contrast with the second feeding I saw makes me wonder if each parent hunts 
different prey. 

> 
> Latvia is 7 hours ahead of us, so their sunrise is about 10pm for us, and the 
place is dark during our afternoon and evening. 

> --Dave Nutter
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Subject: RE: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia
From: "Wesley M. Hochachka" <wmh6 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 18:01:23 +0000
Thanks for posting the link to the Black Stork nest Dave! Nest locations often 
seem to be closely guarded secrets in western Europe, and away from nests these 
birds don’t forage in areas where they can be watched easily. As best I know, 
with the exception of migrating birds (southern tip of Spain, western Black Sea 
coast south through the eastern Mediterranean) and a couple of cliff nests in a 
national part in western Spain that I can think of, birders basically don’t 
have a lot of guaranteed opportunities to see Black Storks. So that webcam is 
pretty special. 


 In the background this (Latvian) afternoon I’ve picked out European Robin, 
Eurasian Wren, Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff briefly, and I think a Garden 
Warbler. 


Wesley Hochachka


From: bounce-119427645-3494022 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119427645-3494022 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dave Nutter 

Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2015 6:06 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia

A few days ago my Stefhan Ohlström sent me this link to a site with several 
nest-cams in Latvia, which is east across the Baltic Sea from the southern part 
of his native Sweden. 

https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kaamerad
Some of the nests were already empty, which may also be why some cameras were 
not streaming, but the BLACK STORK nest is still active: 

https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/melnais-starkis
This species was unfamiliar to me. I haven't traveled to its range. My books 
tell me it's more uncommon, shy, and solitary than the familiar rooftop-nesting 
White Stork of open farmland. The Black Stork "frequents lakes, rivers and 
marshes surrounded by woods." 


The broad platform nest is in a huge tree within forest. There are 2 nestlings, 
and they appear full-grown, so I don't know how much longer they'll remain in 
view. Despite their new feathers they look scruffy to me. Their necks and backs 
are mottled with gray instead of pure black; their legs are gray and bills 
yellowish rather than both being bright red. Mostly they stand, quietly 
preening, or pacing slowly, sometimes poking at sticks of the nest, or backing 
slowly toward the edge to defecate. A couple times I have seen a single 
flap-hop. Stretches of those black wings are impressive, but otherwise it's a 
subdued scene. The background noise, in addition to wind, big feathers, and a 
fly or two, seems to include a pigeon, a wren, and some songbirds I don't 
recognize. 


It's worth waiting for a parent to show up, which I've now seen three times. 
Even if you aren't watching, the sound will alert you. Suddenly the youngters 
crouch down on their long tibio-tarsi and begin bobbing their heads and 
calling. This can go on for several minutes while the parent stands on a nearby 
branch, which may or may not be in view, or may fly to a different branch and 
even seem to be uninterested. It can take awhile for the adult to actually come 
to the nest and feed them. I don't think the delay is from reluctance to face 
the huge and intimidating babies. They actually look obedient, 
well-disciplined, and patient, yet persistent, while they beg. Perhaps the 
adult needs a lot of stimulation. Maybe the internal rearranging of food and 
regurgitation-muscles takes awhile. 


Finally, wings spread above its children, the parent steps onto the nest, 
extends its long neck forward and down between them, and opens its bill. The 
excited youngsters are squealing, flapping their wings, and poking and grabbing 
from either side when the parent coughs up food. The first time I saw this the 
meal was a few anonymous bits which were quickly gobbled up by both, then the 
parent departed. 


The second feeding I saw, the begging seemed interminable, during which the sun 
rose through the leaves in the background. The meal was a single fish almost 
the size of the bird's neck. It came out suddenly. There was a very brief 
scuffle until one youngster got a better grip and turned aside. I feared the 
fish would be lost overboard, but the winner expertly swallowed it almost as 
rapidly as it had been ejected from the parent. The sibling got nothing! I was 
stunned. Then the parent bent over and produced a second, equally large fish! 
Fortunately the hungry kid won that round and scarfed it down. The parent flew 
off, leaving the youngsters to stand, rearrange their swollen necks, and 
clatter their bills. 


As I was finishing writing, I was interrupted by a third feeding. This time the 
parent flew almost directly to the nest, rapidly produced several small items 
which were eaten before I could ID them, and left. Still, the begging sound as 
soon as the parent approached allowed me time to bring the view up. The 
contrast with the second feeding I saw makes me wonder if each parent hunts 
different prey. 


Latvia is 7 hours ahead of us, so their sunrise is about 10pm for us, and the 
place is dark during our afternoon and evening. 


--Dave Nutter
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Subject: Re: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 09:24:30 -0400
Dave and all.
I was quietly readying my emails with the storks in the "background" 
(cam opened and minimized) when I suddenly heard a very loud racket and, 
sure enought, just as Dave said, in came an adult with food for the 
kids....about 9:20 am our time.
I won't describe what I saw as Dave as done a nice job of it and it was 
exactly as he described. And there were two feeding as the adult 
regurgitated twice...the first offering was difficult to see as his/her 
beak was blocked by the excited kids.
The second offering was visible and looked like a small pile of ???
Very cool.
Pete Saracino

On 7/5/2015 6:06 AM, Dave Nutter wrote:
> A few days ago my Stefhan Ohlström sent me this link to a site with 
> several nest-cams in Latvia, which is east across the Baltic Sea from 
> the southern part of his native Sweden.
> https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kaamerad
> Some of the nests were already empty, which may also be why some 
> cameras were not streaming, but the BLACK STORK nest is still active:
> https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/melnais-starkis
> This species was unfamiliar to me. I haven't traveled to its range. My 
> books tell me it's more uncommon, shy, and solitary than the familiar 
> rooftop-nesting White Stork of open farmland. The Black Stork 
> "frequents lakes, rivers and marshes surrounded by woods."
>
> The broad platform nest is in a huge tree within forest. There are 2 
> nestlings, and they appear full-grown, so I don't know how much longer 
> they'll remain in view.  Despite their new feathers they look scruffy 
> to me. Their necks and backs are mottled with gray instead of pure 
> black; their legs are gray and bills yellowish rather than both being 
> bright red. Mostly they stand, quietly preening, or pacing slowly, 
> sometimes poking at sticks of the nest, or backing slowly toward the 
> edge to defecate. A couple times I have seen a single flap-hop. 
> Stretches of those black wings are impressive, but otherwise it's a 
> subdued scene. The background noise, in addition to wind, big 
> feathers, and a fly or two, seems to include a pigeon, a wren, and 
> some songbirds I don't recognize.
>
> It's worth waiting for a parent to show up, which I've now seen three 
> times. Even if you aren't watching, the sound will alert you. Suddenly 
> the youngters crouch down on their long tibio-tarsi and begin bobbing 
> their heads and calling. This can go on for several minutes while the 
> parent stands on a nearby branch, which may or may not be in view, or 
> may fly to a different branch and even seem to be uninterested. It can 
> take awhile for the adult to actually come to the nest and feed them. 
> I don't think the delay is from reluctance to face the huge and 
> intimidating babies. They actually look obedient, well-disciplined, 
> and patient, yet persistent, while they beg. Perhaps the adult needs a 
> lot of stimulation. Maybe the internal rearranging of food and 
> regurgitation-muscles takes awhile.
>
> Finally, wings spread above its children, the parent steps onto the 
> nest, extends its long neck forward and down between them, and opens 
> its bill. The excited youngsters are squealing, flapping their wings, 
> and poking and grabbing from either side when the parent coughs up 
> food. The first time I saw this the meal was a few anonymous bits 
> which were quickly gobbled up by both, then the parent departed.
>
> The second feeding I saw, the begging seemed interminable, during 
> which the sun rose through the leaves in the background. The meal was 
> a single fish almost the size of the bird's neck. It came out 
> suddenly. There was a very brief scuffle until one youngster got a 
> better grip and turned aside. I feared the fish would be lost 
> overboard, but the winner expertly swallowed it almost as rapidly as 
> it had been ejected from the parent. The sibling got nothing! I was 
> stunned. Then the parent bent over and produced a second, equally 
> large fish! Fortunately the hungry kid won that round and scarfed it 
> down. The parent flew off, leaving the youngsters to stand, rearrange 
> their swollen necks, and clatter their bills.
>
> As I was finishing writing, I was interrupted by a third feeding. This 
> time the parent flew almost directly to the nest, rapidly produced 
> several small items which were eaten before I could ID them, and left. 
> Still, the begging sound as soon as the parent approached allowed me 
> time to bring the view up. The contrast with the second feeding I saw 
> makes me wonder if each parent hunts different prey.
>
> Latvia is 7 hours ahead of us, so their sunrise is about 10pm for us, 
> and the place is dark during our afternoon and evening.
> --Dave Nutter
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Subject: Re: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 09:13:29 -0400
Very cool.
Thanks for sharing.

On 7/5/2015 6:06 AM, Dave Nutter wrote:
> A few days ago my Stefhan Ohlström sent me this link to a site with 
> several nest-cams in Latvia, which is east across the Baltic Sea from 
> the southern part of his native Sweden.
> https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kaamerad
> Some of the nests were already empty, which may also be why some 
> cameras were not streaming, but the BLACK STORK nest is still active:
> https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/melnais-starkis
> This species was unfamiliar to me. I haven't traveled to its range. My 
> books tell me it's more uncommon, shy, and solitary than the familiar 
> rooftop-nesting White Stork of open farmland. The Black Stork 
> "frequents lakes, rivers and marshes surrounded by woods."
>
> The broad platform nest is in a huge tree within forest. There are 2 
> nestlings, and they appear full-grown, so I don't know how much longer 
> they'll remain in view.  Despite their new feathers they look scruffy 
> to me. Their necks and backs are mottled with gray instead of pure 
> black; their legs are gray and bills yellowish rather than both being 
> bright red. Mostly they stand, quietly preening, or pacing slowly, 
> sometimes poking at sticks of the nest, or backing slowly toward the 
> edge to defecate. A couple times I have seen a single flap-hop. 
> Stretches of those black wings are impressive, but otherwise it's a 
> subdued scene. The background noise, in addition to wind, big 
> feathers, and a fly or two, seems to include a pigeon, a wren, and 
> some songbirds I don't recognize.
>
> It's worth waiting for a parent to show up, which I've now seen three 
> times. Even if you aren't watching, the sound will alert you. Suddenly 
> the youngters crouch down on their long tibio-tarsi and begin bobbing 
> their heads and calling. This can go on for several minutes while the 
> parent stands on a nearby branch, which may or may not be in view, or 
> may fly to a different branch and even seem to be uninterested. It can 
> take awhile for the adult to actually come to the nest and feed them. 
> I don't think the delay is from reluctance to face the huge and 
> intimidating babies. They actually look obedient, well-disciplined, 
> and patient, yet persistent, while they beg. Perhaps the adult needs a 
> lot of stimulation. Maybe the internal rearranging of food and 
> regurgitation-muscles takes awhile.
>
> Finally, wings spread above its children, the parent steps onto the 
> nest, extends its long neck forward and down between them, and opens 
> its bill. The excited youngsters are squealing, flapping their wings, 
> and poking and grabbing from either side when the parent coughs up 
> food. The first time I saw this the meal was a few anonymous bits 
> which were quickly gobbled up by both, then the parent departed.
>
> The second feeding I saw, the begging seemed interminable, during 
> which the sun rose through the leaves in the background. The meal was 
> a single fish almost the size of the bird's neck. It came out 
> suddenly. There was a very brief scuffle until one youngster got a 
> better grip and turned aside. I feared the fish would be lost 
> overboard, but the winner expertly swallowed it almost as rapidly as 
> it had been ejected from the parent. The sibling got nothing! I was 
> stunned. Then the parent bent over and produced a second, equally 
> large fish! Fortunately the hungry kid won that round and scarfed it 
> down. The parent flew off, leaving the youngsters to stand, rearrange 
> their swollen necks, and clatter their bills.
>
> As I was finishing writing, I was interrupted by a third feeding. This 
> time the parent flew almost directly to the nest, rapidly produced 
> several small items which were eaten before I could ID them, and left. 
> Still, the begging sound as soon as the parent approached allowed me 
> time to bring the view up. The contrast with the second feeding I saw 
> makes me wonder if each parent hunts different prey.
>
> Latvia is 7 hours ahead of us, so their sunrise is about 10pm for us, 
> and the place is dark during our afternoon and evening.
> --Dave Nutter
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Subject: Re: Mockingbird behavior
From: Tom <atvawter AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 07:43:10 -0400
We've been watching our nestling bluebirds for the last 3 wks or so. It's just 
our luck that they should fledge and abandon the nest box in the few days we 
were away and couldn't witness it. 


Sent from my iPhone


> On Jul 4, 2015, at 7:40 PM, M & K Mannella  wrote:
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> The little ones fledged about 4 days ago, and the aggressive behavior has 
lessened. However, they are not only feeding the fledglings, they have a new 
nest with new eggs already. 

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>> On Jun 24, 2015, at 11:58 AM, M & K Mannella  wrote:
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>> We have 3 mockingbird nestlings in a low shrub who look to be a few days 
from fledging. When anyone walks through the yard the parents go on the extreme 
defense and come out of nowhere to scare off the perceived predators. In past 
years they just make a fuss and come in close, but this year they are actually 
making contact, and not just a slight tap. It is a full force body slam right 
between the shoulder blades!! 

>> 
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Subject: OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2015 10:06:17 +0000
A few days ago my Stefhan Ohlström sent me this link to a site with several 
nest-cams in Latvia, which is east across the Baltic Sea from the southern part 
of his native Sweden. 

https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kaamerad
Some of the nests were already empty, which may also be why some cameras were 
not streaming, but the BLACK STORK nest is still active: 

https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/melnais-starkis
This species was unfamiliar to me. I haven't traveled to its range. My books 
tell me it's more uncommon, shy, and solitary than the familiar rooftop-nesting 
White Stork of open farmland. The Black Stork "frequents lakes, rivers and 
marshes surrounded by woods." 


The broad platform nest is in a huge tree within forest. There are 2 nestlings, 
and they appear full-grown, so I don't know how much longer they'll remain in 
view. Despite their new feathers they look scruffy to me. Their necks and backs 
are mottled with gray instead of pure black; their legs are gray and bills 
yellowish rather than both being bright red. Mostly they stand, quietly 
preening, or pacing slowly, sometimes poking at sticks of the nest, or backing 
slowly toward the edge to defecate. A couple times I have seen a single 
flap-hop. Stretches of those black wings are impressive, but otherwise it's a 
subdued scene. The background noise, in addition to wind, big feathers, and a 
fly or two, seems to include a pigeon, a wren, and some songbirds I don't 
recognize. 


It's worth waiting for a parent to show up, which I've now seen three times. 
Even if you aren't watching, the sound will alert you. Suddenly the youngters 
crouch down on their long tibio-tarsi and begin bobbing their heads and 
calling. This can go on for several minutes while the parent stands on a nearby 
branch, which may or may not be in view, or may fly to a different branch and 
even seem to be uninterested. It can take awhile for the adult to actually come 
to the nest and feed them. I don't think the delay is from reluctance to face 
the huge and intimidating babies. They actually look obedient, 
well-disciplined, and patient, yet persistent, while they beg. Perhaps the 
adult needs a lot of stimulation. Maybe the internal rearranging of food and 
regurgitation-muscles takes awhile. 


Finally, wings spread above its children, the parent steps onto the nest, 
extends its long neck forward and down between them, and opens its bill. The 
excited youngsters are squealing, flapping their wings, and poking and grabbing 
from either side when the parent coughs up food. The first time I saw this the 
meal was a few anonymous bits which were quickly gobbled up by both, then the 
parent departed. 


The second feeding I saw, the begging seemed interminable, during which the sun 
rose through the leaves in the background. The meal was a single fish almost 
the size of the bird's neck. It came out suddenly. There was a very brief 
scuffle until one youngster got a better grip and turned aside. I feared the 
fish would be lost overboard, but the winner expertly swallowed it almost as 
rapidly as it had been ejected from the parent. The sibling got nothing! I was 
stunned. Then the parent bent over and produced a second, equally large fish! 
Fortunately the hungry kid won that round and scarfed it down. The parent flew 
off, leaving the youngsters to stand, rearrange their swollen necks, and 
clatter their bills. 


As I was finishing writing, I was interrupted by a third feeding. This time the 
parent flew almost directly to the nest, rapidly produced several small items 
which were eaten before I could ID them, and left. Still, the begging sound as 
soon as the parent approached allowed me time to bring the view up. The 
contrast with the second feeding I saw makes me wonder if each parent hunts 
different prey. 


Latvia is 7 hours ahead of us, so their sunrise is about 10pm for us, and the 
place is dark during our afternoon and evening. 


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Subject: Re:Mockingbird behavior
From: M & K Mannella <mkmannella AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 19:40:48 -0400
The little ones fledged about 4 days ago, and the aggressive behavior has 
lessened. However, they are not only feeding the fledglings, they have a new 
nest with new eggs already. 


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> On Jun 24, 2015, at 11:58 AM, M & K Mannella  wrote:
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> We have 3 mockingbird nestlings in a low shrub who look to be a few days from 
fledging. When anyone walks through the yard the parents go on the extreme 
defense and come out of nowhere to scare off the perceived predators. In past 
years they just make a fuss and come in close, but this year they are actually 
making contact, and not just a slight tap. It is a full force body slam right 
between the shoulder blades!! 

> 
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Subject: Birding in the Thousand Islands - Suggestions Wanted
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:35:19 -0400
I am looking for suggestions of good birding locations in the Thousand
Islands and any budget places to stay for a future trip!  Thank you in
advance!
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Subject: Re: Water Levels At Montezuma
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 17:20:06 +0000
There's no mud showing at K-M. Nor is there any mud at the main pool anymore, 
whether due solely to rain or perhaps management gave up on draining it. 

At Carncross the cornstubble field is fallow and weedy with wet areas on the 
south and east sides, accessible by walking the eastern dike or perhaps from 
the Deep Muck platform or Morgan, but be prepared for mosquitos. Yesterday Ann 
Mitchell & I saw from Carncross Rd as a flock of 10 GREATER YELLOWLEGS flew in 
and settled in the southern part of that "field", and we hiked along the 
dike for a closer look. 


--Dave Nutter


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>
> Are the water levels very high at Montezuma? I know Cayuga Lake has been very 
high recently 

>
> and the spill rate out of Cayuga through Mud Lock has been up to 6000 CFS 
which is extremely high. 

>
> This was to mitigate flooding on Cayuga. Is K-M marsh flooded? I was planning 
on going up today but plans changed. 

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> I am going to get up that way in the next few days I hope. 
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Subject: some kind of uncommon sandpiper, if I remember right
From: Norm Trigoboff <tt5544 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 18:06:12 +0000 (UTC)
Somebody please remind me (off this list) what's the bird that nests in the 
un-mown grass just W of the Willow Glen Cemetery, which is on the N side of Rt. 
13 as you approach Dryden? 

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Subject: Broad-wings to fledge soon
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:03:12 -0400
Looks like the Broad-winged Hawks nesting just below my yard will be fledging 
soon... 


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Subject: RE:Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road - sorry list
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:39:02 +0000
Sorry, didn't mean to send to whole list...but at least I didn't say anything 
outrageous! 


M

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Subject: RE:Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:35:00 +0000
HI Meena,

Re  


this area is very noisy in the summer. (Lang Elliott and I have sometimes been 
at Salt Pt/Lansing Pk video/sound-recording during this spring/summer. Best is 
very early on a Sunday morning! Don't go out to Lansing today...their fireworks 
are tonight and the place is a zoo already. 


 


WOuld you share the locations of the sapsucker and RBWoodpecker? Lang and/or I 
would be interested in these. 


Thanks very much

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From: bounce-119425094-5851667 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119425094-5851667 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal 
[mmh3 AT cornell.edu] 

Sent: Friday, July 3, 2015 8:24 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road

Hi all,

Mundy Winter Wren seem to continue in Mundy. Yesterday he serenaded me with his 
lovely song for quite some 10 minutes or so. Hope he has found a partner and 
has been successful in raising a family. In my yard baby House Wrens are going 
nuts. They seem to follow their parents like crazy and parents scold me as soon 
as I get out of the house. Chimney swifts from the Human Resources building 
also have fledged young. I see them flying around twittering and parents feed 
them in flight from my office window. 



Yesterday evening I went to Salmon Creek in the hopes of recording some birds. 
My hopes were squashed by the non-stop cars that passed the area and also a 
loud lawn mower heard for more than half a mile killed my appetite for 
recording. So I ended up just looking for birds. 



I found a pair of juvenile Sapsuckers feeding on a sap holes in a walnut tree, 
this is the first time I have seen them on walnuts. A couple of butterflies and 
a hummingbird also seem to be exploiting the sap holes. I found a nest of a 
Red-bellied Woodpecker, the hole was just below a large bracket mushroom which 
looked like made a nice roof for the nest like you see in cartoon movies. I 
wonder if the woodpeckers chose to make hole specifically under toads umbrella 
or it was just a coincidence. I think I heard a couple of calls of ACADIAN 
FLYCATCHER from the typical location along the small stream while I was rolling 
down the hill slowly in my car. When I stopped to listen specifically it never 
called again. 



There were Veery, Wood Thrushes, Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 
Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker and a Peewee. Also Yellow Warbler and 
Chestnut-sided Warblers. But I missed the familiar Blue-winged warbler, 
Mourning Warbler, Redstarts, Cerulean and Cuckoos which used to be there in the 
past. 



Then I drove via French Hill Road and Holden road to Brown Hill Road, which 
used to have abundant Savannah Sparrows. I saw only one Savannah Sparrow on the 
road and no Grasshopper sparrows. On Gulf Road, I came across several 
Chestnut-sided and Am. Redstarts and Wood Thrushes. 



The area has changed a whole lot and traffic seemed to have increased a fair 
bit in these locations. But it was still nice to see some of the familiar 
friends along the road. 



Cheers

Meena


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Subject: Water Levels At Montezuma
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 08:47:16 -0400
Are the water levels very high at Montezuma? I know Cayuga Lake has been
very high recently

and the spill rate out of Cayuga through Mud Lock has been  up to 6000 CFS
which is extremely high.

This was to mitigate flooding on Cayuga. Is K-M marsh flooded? I was
planning on going up today but plans changed.

I am going to get up that way in the next few days I hope.

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Subject: Winter Wren and Mundy and Salmon Creek Road
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:24:47 +0000
Hi all,

Mundy Winter Wren seem to continue in Mundy. Yesterday he serenaded me with his 
lovely song for quite some 10 minutes or so. Hope he has found a partner and 
has been successful in raising a family. In my yard baby House Wrens are going 
nuts. They seem to follow their parents like crazy and parents scold me as soon 
as I get out of the house. Chimney swifts from the Human Resources building 
also have fledged young. I see them flying around twittering and parents feed 
them in flight from my office window. 



Yesterday evening I went to Salmon Creek in the hopes of recording some birds. 
My hopes were squashed by the non-stop cars that passed the area and also a 
loud lawn mower heard for more than half a mile killed my appetite for 
recording. So I ended up just looking for birds. 



I found a pair of juvenile Sapsuckers feeding on a sap holes in a walnut tree, 
this is the first time I have seen them on walnuts. A couple of butterflies and 
a hummingbird also seem to be exploiting the sap holes. I found a nest of a 
Red-bellied Woodpecker, the hole was just below a large bracket mushroom which 
looked like made a nice roof for the nest like you see in cartoon movies. I 
wonder if the woodpeckers chose to make hole specifically under toads umbrella 
or it was just a coincidence. I think I heard a couple of calls of ACADIAN 
FLYCATCHER from the typical location along the small stream while I was rolling 
down the hill slowly in my car. When I stopped to listen specifically it never 
called again. 



There were Veery, Wood Thrushes, Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, 
Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker and a Peewee. Also Yellow Warbler and 
Chestnut-sided Warblers. But I missed the familiar Blue-winged warbler, 
Mourning Warbler, Redstarts, Cerulean and Cuckoos which used to be there in the 
past. 



Then I drove via French Hill Road and Holden road to Brown Hill Road, which 
used to have abundant Savannah Sparrows. I saw only one Savannah Sparrow on the 
road and no Grasshopper sparrows. On Gulf Road, I came across several 
Chestnut-sided and Am. Redstarts and Wood Thrushes. 



The area has changed a whole lot and traffic seemed to have increased a fair 
bit in these locations. But it was still nice to see some of the familiar 
friends along the road. 



Cheers

Meena


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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 22:46:37 -0400
I saw several adult Ring-billed Gulls winging down the Hudson River today
and yesterday.

Their numbers will increase steadily now.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
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On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 1:53 PM, Ann Mitchell 
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> Too deep there. Dave Nutter and I saw 10 Greater Yellowlegs at Carncross
> this morning.
> Ann
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jul 2, 2015, at 1:04 PM, David Nicosia  wrote:
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> Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms
> develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration
> but the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The
> radar echoes were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already
> heading south. The echoes were prevalent on other radars where the winds
> were north too. First shorebirds at Knox-Marcellus marsh tomorrow???
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From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:53:33 -0400
Too deep there. Dave Nutter and I saw 10 Greater Yellowlegs at Carncross this 
morning. 

Ann

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>  
> Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms 
develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration but 
the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The radar echoes 
were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already heading south. 
The echoes were prevalent on other radars where the winds were north too. First 
shorebirds at Knox-Marcellus marsh tomorrow??? 

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Subject: Re: Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:53:33 -0400
Too deep there. Dave Nutter and I saw 10 Greater Yellowlegs at Carncross this 
morning. 

Ann

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> On Jul 2, 2015, at 1:04 PM, David Nicosia  wrote:
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> Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms 
develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration but 
the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The radar echoes 
were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already heading south. 
The echoes were prevalent on other radars where the winds were north too. First 
shorebirds at Knox-Marcellus marsh tomorrow??? 

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Subject: Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:04:59 -0400
Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms
develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration
but the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The
radar echoes were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already
heading south. The echoes were prevalent on other radars where the winds
were north too. First shorebirds at Knox-Marcellus marsh tomorrow???

Dave Nicosia

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Subject: possbile Montezuma breeders
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 03:12:54 +0000
There's a pair of breeding plumage COMMON LOONS swimming together in the Main 
Pool visible from the Wildlife Drive at Montezuma NWR. It would be cool if they 
are breeding here. Keep an eye out for chicks. 


Today (30 June) at Morgan Rd in Savannah I saw a CASPIAN TERN carrying a fish 
and flying north toward Carncross Rd or Martens Tract or beyond. It was not 
accompanied by a flying begging juvenile as I would expect if it had 
successfully fledged young elsewhere, which seems early to me, but maybe I'm 
wrong about that on either or both points. About 6 Caspian Terns were 
visible from Morgan Rd, sometimes to the north, sometimes to the south, or just 
over the Seneca River. Later I saw no terns at Carncross, but maybe they were 
hidden in the wet weedy field which has not been farmed this year. 


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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow persists in T-Burg
From: Lee Ann van Leer <lavanleer AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:00:16 -0400
The Clay-colored Sparrow still persists in Trumansburg in a field back
behind Salon Esperanza at 2290 Trumansburg Rd. (Rt.96). (location described
in Saturday's email)

If you walk in to drive way and go straight back behind a garage/shed there
is a large wooden table. The sparrow continues to sing on the same scrubby
bushes that it was on Friday and Saturday when I found it.  However today
it was doing a different version of it's song. Instead of the two notes it
was doing one much longer drawn out insect like sound. It is the same
tone/voice as the 2 note version.

I was able to get a recording and had both the recording and a digiscoped
photo I took around 2:45pm confirmed as Clay-colored Sparrow by Kevin
(McGowan).

I have been told that Dr. Orzeck the local Veterinarian was able to get
very good photos of it on Saturday but I haven't seen his photos yet.

David Diaz also got a digiscoped photo that was confirmed as well on
Saturday.

I watched him for 1/2 hour today and he did disappear low down in to grass
in front of bushes for about 10 minutes.

I haven't seen him associating with any other birds yet.

The owner of the land where the table in gave permission for birders to
view from there but the field where bird is itself belongs to Mr. Auble and
I don't think anyone has reached him yet so best not to go in to field.

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Subject: Moth events this year
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:42:35 +0000
Hi all,

Like every year Bill Evans is arranging an annual moth event which coincides 
with the National Moth week. Hope some of you are interested in these events! 



Here are the details.


http://www.oldbird.org/mothweek/2015FingerLakesMothEvents.html


Cheers

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Subject: Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:55:25 +0000
Robins seem to like to defy the biologists and rules [😊]


I have seen my Robin build more than one nest in a year and that too in 
different locations. It seems like that if they are successful they would like 
to build in the same area or reuse the nest too. 



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Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 8:45 PM
To: Melanie Uhlir; Robin Cisne; Marie P. Read
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mrs Robin reuses her nest!


There is a Robin’s nest in my (rural) carport that has been used for numerous 
years by Robins and there have been multiple broods in any given year. One year 
the nest fell down but it was rebuilt by a better nest builder. Right now there 
is a second batch incubating or hatched; I can’t quite tell yet. There is 
lots of commotion in the carport as she is sharing it with a family of Barn 
Swallows with five little ones who have just fledged, but keep coming back to 
the rafters to roost. My comedy channel. 




Lois Chaplin

Beam Hill







From: bounce-119413468-3493986 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119413468-3493986 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Melanie Uhlir 

Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:27 AM
To: Robin Cisne; Marie P. Read
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mrs Robin reuses her nest!



I always had that impression about Robins too.

On 6/28/2015 3:23 PM, Robin Cisne wrote:

I thought robins usually did that, as long as the subsequent clutches are in 
the same year. A pair that nested under our covered patio one year raised two 
batches in the same nest. 




On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read 
> wrote: 


It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my kitchen 
window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she (presume the 
same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a few weeks ago. 
Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is bringing in. 


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Subject: RE: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: "Lois E. Chaplin" <lec4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:45:54 +0000
There is a Robin’s nest in my (rural) carport that has been used for numerous 
years by Robins and there have been multiple broods in any given year. One year 
the nest fell down but it was rebuilt by a better nest builder. Right now there 
is a second batch incubating or hatched; I can’t quite tell yet. There is 
lots of commotion in the carport as she is sharing it with a family of Barn 
Swallows with five little ones who have just fledged, but keep coming back to 
the rafters to roost. My comedy channel. 


Lois Chaplin
Beam Hill



From: bounce-119413468-3493986 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119413468-3493986 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Melanie Uhlir 

Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:27 AM
To: Robin Cisne; Marie P. Read
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mrs Robin reuses her nest!

I always had that impression about Robins too.

On 6/28/2015 3:23 PM, Robin Cisne wrote:
I thought robins usually did that, as long as the subsequent clutches are in 
the same year. A pair that nested under our covered patio one year raised two 
batches in the same nest. 


On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read 
> wrote: 

It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my kitchen 
window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she (presume the 
same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a few weeks ago. 
Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is bringing in. 


Marie


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Subject: Treman Marina, Mon 6/29
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:17:39 -0400
On Monday afternoon, my wife Miyoko Chu and I walked along the Cayuga Inlet
at Allan H. Treman State Marine Park.  Near the opening closest to the red
lighthouse, we found an EASTERN KINGBIRD parent with two recent fledglings,
both with white-fringed plumage, yellow gape, and dopey and inert but
endearing demeanor.  The center of the adult’s throat was reddish-pink.  It
could be an honorary Rose-throated Becard.



Then at the northernmost point of the trail loop, we saw a mother YELLOW
WARBLER and a recent fledgling in the tall lakeside vegetation.  This young
one was still mostly covered with puffy gray down, except for its face and
a couple of patches of smooth yellow juvenal plumage.  Imagine the colors
of a female Canada Warbler, the unkempt feathered head and incongruously
flat bare yellow face of an Egyptian Vulture, and the overall fluffy
spheroidal cuteness of a Furby.  That’s what this bird looked like.



The big open field with the active Osprey platform is now full of fragrant
blooming milkweed, with dozens of Cabbage Whites, a few Red Admirals,  a
Viceroy, and many beautiful Yellow-collared Scape Moths.  I hope that it
will be full of Monarchs in late summer and fall.



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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:56:22 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* June 29 2015*  NYSY  06. 29. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 22, 2015 - June 29, 2015to report by 
e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma 
National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside 
Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison 
& Cortlandcompiled: June 29  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #448 Monday June 29, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of June 22, 2014 Highlights:-----------LEAST BITTERN BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT 
HERONTRUMPETER SWANSANDHILL CRANEBLACK TERNRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN 
FLYCATCHERHENSLOW’S SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLE 



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

     6/23: 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at the Mays Point Road site. 2 
were observed at times later in the week so breeding seems most likely.     
6/24: 2 TRUMPETER SWANS were seen at the Deep Ditch and Mitigation Unit off of 
VanDyne Spoor Road.     6/27:  The SANDHILL CRANE family, 2 adults and 1 
colt. were again seen from East Road.     6/29: 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
were seen at the Deep Ditch and Mitigation Unit. 


Onondaga County------------
     6/24: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues at whiskey Hollow west of 
Baldwinsville.     6/25: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was again seen at Three 
Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.     6/26: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at 
Green Lakes State Park. 


Oswego County------------
     6/27: BLACK TERNS and a LEAST BITTERN were found in the Salmon River 
near Co. Rt. 15 in Port Ontario. 


Herkimer County------------
     6/24: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at a private residence north of 
Dolgeville. 


Jefferson County------------
     6/28: 3 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS were seen from Dog Hill Road in the Perch 
River WMA.   


    --  end report


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Subject: Re: Urban Merlin fledgling compressed images
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:38:18 -0400
Since the listowner has been silent on this - The list rules:
http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ask us not to include
images or other attachments. Links to image-containing sites are the
accepted method of sharing such.


On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 7:06 AM, John Confer  wrote:

>  HI Folks,
>
>
>      The fledgling Merlin was ~10-15 m from me as I took images of it. At
> one point it was trying to climb up an immense pine tree trunk using its
> claws, beak, and wings. Not very efficient, but ultimately successful. The
> originals are really nice, but ~8 mb. I tried to send them without
> compressing them and they didn't go through. So, I used the edit command
> for Microsoft Image Viewer to compress them for sending. The result was a
> disaster. I really am a technological troglodyte.
>
>
>  I thought the images were charming and spoke for themselves, so I added
> no text.
>
>
>  Sorry to waste your time.
>
>
>  John
>
>
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Anne Clark 
> *Sent:* Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:37 PM
> *To:* Meena Madhav Haribal
> *Cc:* Peter; John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.
>
>  It had two pictures of a young merlin attached.  I think that, since it
> had no text in the body of the message, save the Cayuga list material, and
> two attachments, some email programs reacted and stripped the attachments.
> That seemed to be what Peter's did.  Mine came through with clearly .jpg
> attachments, which seemed reasonable for the subject line, so I opened
> them.  They may have been sent from a phone, perhaps one like mine, which
> is not very smart and takes low-pixel pictures.
>
>  Anne
>  On Jun 28, 2015, at 7:07 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote:
>
>  After your question i did not dare to open. So i cant answer your
> question.
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Peter" 
> To: "John Confer" , "CAYUGABIRDS-L" <
> CAYUGABIRDS-L AT list.cornell.edu>
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.
> Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 5:52 pm
>
>
>
> Hi folks.
> Can any out there tell me if this is a legitimate email from John. It is
> very similar to one I received recently from another group member. I don't
> know why she or John would be sending it.
> Many thanks.
> Pete Saracino
>
> On 6/27/2015 5:01 PM, John Confer wrote:
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Subject: Update: robin nest reuse (was RE: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!)
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:24:47 +0000
Got some good looks at the re-nesting robin this morning...she is re-lining the 
used nest with what look to be dead pine needles. Don't know what she was 
bringing yesterday. I was hoping that she would be bringing mud, theorizing 
that mud would cover whatever nasty ectoparasites might still be lurking from 
the first (successful) nesting attempt. But I guess one could argue that dead 
pine needles might still have some residual aromatic substances that could act 
as an ectoparasite repellent. 


Marie

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On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read 
> wrote: 

It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my kitchen 
window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she (presume the 
same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a few weeks ago. 
Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is bringing in. 



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Subject: Urban Merlin fledgling compressed images
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:06:00 +0000
HI Folks,


 The fledgling Merlin was ~10-15 m from me as I took images of it. At one point 
it was trying to climb up an immense pine tree trunk using its claws, beak, and 
wings. Not very efficient, but ultimately successful. The originals are really 
nice, but ~8 mb. I tried to send them without compressing them and they didn't 
go through. So, I used the edit command for Microsoft Image Viewer to compress 
them for sending. The result was a disaster. I really am a technological 
troglodyte. 



I thought the images were charming and spoke for themselves, so I added no 
text. 



Sorry to waste your time.


John


________________________________
From: Anne Clark 
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:37 PM
To: Meena Madhav Haribal
Cc: Peter; John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.

It had two pictures of a young merlin attached. I think that, since it had no 
text in the body of the message, save the Cayuga list material, and two 
attachments, some email programs reacted and stripped the attachments. That 
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been sent from a phone, perhaps one like mine, which is not very smart and 
takes low-pixel pictures. 


Anne
On Jun 28, 2015, at 7:07 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote:

After your question i did not dare to open. So i cant answer your question.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.
Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 5:52 pm



Hi folks.
Can any out there tell me if this is a legitimate email from John. It is very 
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she or John would be sending it. 

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Subject: Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie AT mwmu.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:27:22 -0400
I always had that impression about Robins too.

On 6/28/2015 3:23 PM, Robin Cisne wrote:
> I thought robins usually did that, as long as the subsequent clutches 
> are in the same year.  A pair that nested under our covered patio one 
> year raised two batches in the same nest.
>
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read  > wrote:
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>     It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but
>     outside my kitchen window I have a female robin refurbishing the
>     nest from which she (presume the same female) and her mate
>     successfully raised three young a few weeks ago. Haven't yet got a
>     good look at exactly what material she is bringing in.
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>     Marie
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From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:18:12 +0000
After morning walks at Hammond Hill State Forest and nearby Finger Lakes Land 
Trust Park Preserve North, I went home having failed to find any Red-shouldered 
Hawks, but given the wet weather this did not surprise me. I did find several 
warblers (CANADA, MAGNOLIA, and BLACKBURNIAN), which were new for me in Dryden 
this year (because I hadn't yet gone there) and are always fun to see. Also I 
saw a breeding plumage male YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, a breeder at Hammond Hill, I 
presume, which was also fun, but not new. 


Around mid-day Ann Mitchell & I went north looking for rumored Black Vultures 
on docks in the NW part of Cayuga Lake, and for Sora and Least Bittern at 
various sites around Montezuma. We failed on all counts, but a guy from 
down-state who had never before been to Montezuma joined us briefly on the 
tower at Tschache Pool and did see a LEAST BITTERN fly briefly. He seemed like 
a nice guy as well as knowledgeable, so I don't *think* he was pulling our 
legs, and we believe Least Bitterns are there. 


Consolation prizes:

* Seeing an OSPREY carrying a fish which was half the length of the Osprey's 
body. The fish struggled mightily, and first disengaged one of the Osprey's 
feet, but the bird grabbed again with both feet. Then the fish got out of the 
other foot. Finally the fish freed itself from both feet and plummeted back 
into Tschache Pool. From now on that fish's friends will never believe what it 
says. 


* A quick changing of the guard by the adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at their 
nest cavity, viewed from the shore of the parking area opposite the Mays Point 
Pool corral. I'm glad they didn't succumb entirely to Starling abuse. 


* A family of GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS in the bit of woods between this 
parking area, South Mays Point Rd, and NYS-89. The youngsters beg with a 
"wheep" call which is less rich in tone than the adults' version. 


* A really mean-looking adult SANDHILL CRANE (to me they don't usually look 
aggressive) which stalked right up to a GREAT BLUE HERON, trumpeted a couple 
times (their bill opens first, and then the sound comes out as it closes), and 
made the heron move away. I assume there's a Sandhill Crane nest nearby in 
cattails of the northwest part of Van Dyne Spoor Road marsh. Actually, male 
Red-winged Blackbirds chase off Great Blue Herons regularly, and this heron 
didn't go far, so it's not that big a feat, but still it looked impressive. 


* A female ORCHARD ORIOLE feeding a fledgling (similar but shorter tailed) in 
the wildflowers along the north side of Van Dyne Spoor Road. This was the first 
time either of us had seen a young Orchard Oriole. 


* A pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL flying low over the marsh at the Deep Muck 
platform. They are pretty birds and uncommon breeders here, and the wing 
patches, even though they are light blue instead of light yellow, briefly 
raised my hopes I'd seen a Least Bittern. 


* Lots of babies, including WOOD DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER (the mama violently 
chased off a solo female Wood Duck), PIED-BILLED GREBE (an adult popped up from 
almost underneath a youngster, making me wonder how well they recognize their 
babies' bottoms), COMMON GALLINULE, and AMERICAN COOT. Some of them are cute, 
the others do their fuzzy best. 


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Subject: Re: Urban Merlin fledgling.
From: Anne Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:37:49 -0400
It had two pictures of a young merlin attached. I think that, since it had no 
text in the body of the message, save the Cayuga list material, and two 
attachments, some email programs reacted and stripped the attachments. That 
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takes low-pixel pictures. 


Anne
On Jun 28, 2015, at 7:07 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote:

> After your question i did not dare to open. So i cant answer your question. 
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> Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
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> To: "John Confer" , "CAYUGABIRDS-L" 
 

> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.
> Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 5:52 pm
> 
> 
> 
> Hi folks.
> Can any out there tell me if this is a legitimate email from John. It is very 
similar to one I received recently from another group member. I don't know why 
she or John would be sending it. 

> Many thanks.
> Pete Saracino
> 
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Subject: Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: Diana <whitings AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:14:29 -0400
Hi Marie,
 Last year I photographed this robin nest which had been added to for seven 
seasons. Here is the link. Thought it was pretty unusual at the time. 


http://www.dianawhitingphotography.com/Galleries/Birds/Passerines/12959449_8PScNT#!i=3321550030&k=9LSJhQT 




Diana Whiting
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> On Jun 28, 2015, at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read  wrote:
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> It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my 
kitchen window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she 
(presume the same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a few 
weeks ago. Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is bringing 
in. 

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Subject: Re: Urban Merlin fledgling.
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:07:27 +0000
After your question i did not dare to open. So i cant answer your question.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

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To: "John Confer" , "CAYUGABIRDS-L" 
 

Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.
Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 5:52 pm



Hi folks.
Can any out there tell me if this is a legitimate email from John. It is very 
similar to one I received recently from another group member. I don't know why 
she or John would be sending it. 

Many thanks.
Pete Saracino

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Subject: Re: Urban Merlin fledgling.
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:52:09 -0400
Hi folks.
Can any out there tell me if this is a legitimate email from John. It is 
very similar to one I received recently from another group member. I 
don't know why she or John would be sending it.
Many thanks.
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Subject: RE: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 20:50:00 +0000
Well this is interesting...some people are telling me that robins indeed have 
reused nests in their yards for multiple broods in one year, on the other hand 
a local biologist just told me that her experience with rural robins is that 
they never reused their nests. Maybe the reuse is an urban/suburban phenomenon? 
Rural robins might simply have more locations in which to build a nest, robins 
closer to human habitation may have limited options so reuse is more common? 
Any thoughts? 


Marie




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From: Robin Cisne [rfcisne AT gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 3:23 PM
To: Marie P. Read
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mrs Robin reuses her nest!

I thought robins usually did that, as long as the subsequent clutches are in 
the same year. A pair that nested under our covered patio one year raised two 
batches in the same nest. 


On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read 
> wrote: 

It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my kitchen 
window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she (presume the 
same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a few weeks ago. 
Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is bringing in. 


Marie


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Subject: Re: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: Robin Cisne <rfcisne AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:23:17 -0400
I thought robins usually did that, as long as the subsequent clutches are
in the same year.  A pair that nested under our covered patio one year
raised two batches in the same nest.

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> It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my
> kitchen window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she
> (presume the same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a
> few weeks ago. Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is
> bringing in.
>
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Subject: Mrs Robin reuses her nest!
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:13:06 +0000
It's highly unusual for a songbird to reuse a cup nest, but outside my kitchen 
window I have a female robin refurbishing the nest from which she (presume the 
same female) and her mate successfully raised three young a few weeks ago. 
Haven't yet got a good look at exactly what material she is bringing in. 


Marie


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Subject: Re: Urban Merlin fledgling.
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:34:47 -0400
John is this legit? Second one I've got in a few days......

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Subject: Urban Merlin fledgling.
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:01:59 +0000

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Subject: Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus
From: Ellen Haith <elliehaith44 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:35 -0400
Correction:  the F Common Merganser has SEVEN 'merglings'.

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Subject: Re: Clay-colored sparrow village of Trumansburg
From: David Diaz <dmdiaz73 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:50:08 -0400
Clay-colored still singing and sitting pretty as described. I'm watching it as 
I type. 


David Diaz
Tburg



> On Jun 27, 2015, at 11:29 AM, Lee Ann van Leer  wrote:
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> The bird is currently singing at edge of field behind Salon Esperanza 2290 
Rt. 96 Trumansburg. 

> Yellow house building.
> 
> She is open for business so if you park in her lot make sure to leave the 
spaces by the salon free for her customers. 

> 
> Owner of Salon is Carol but Salon is on rented property.
> 
> Owner of area in far back of her salon is Rich, young man with dark hair and 
he gives permission to view from his property. You will see a large wooden 
table by a field and that is best place to view bird. 

> 
> The field itself belongs to Auble or Able that owns the trailer park in that 
area. We have not talked to him so please don't go in to the field. 

> 
> I first heard the bird yesterday singing there and had no cell phone with me 
to confirm sound and no phone to confirm sight. I was working so didn't get 
home until late last night and still wasn't sure. 

> 
> Seems like a local breeder possiblity as today singing very territorial 
acting from same spot. on short bushes and brushy stuff. Very persistant 
singer. 

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> I am working at the moment so can't check email much or texts but Dave Diaz 
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Subject: Clay-colored sparrow village of Trumansburg
From: Lee Ann van Leer <lavanleer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:29:07 -0400
The bird is currently singing at edge of field behind Salon Esperanza 2290
Rt. 96 Trumansburg.
Yellow house building.

She is open for business so if you park in her lot make sure to leave the
spaces by the salon free for her customers.

Owner of Salon is Carol but Salon is on rented property.

Owner of area in far back of her salon is Rich, young man with dark hair
and he gives permission to view from his property. You will see a large
wooden table by a field and that is best place to view bird.

The field itself belongs to Auble or Able that owns the trailer park in
that area. We have not talked to him so please don't go in to the field.

I first heard the bird yesterday singing there and had no cell phone with
me to confirm sound and no phone to confirm sight. I was working so didn't
get home until late last night and still wasn't sure.

Seems like a local breeder possiblity as today singing very territorial
acting from same spot. on short bushes and brushy stuff. Very persistant
singer.

I am working at the moment so can't check email much or texts but Dave Diaz
is on the bird.

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Subject: Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus
From: Ellen Haith <elliehaith44 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:57:17 -0400
Not out of the ordinary, but a F Common Merganser and six ducklings just
passed us, heading north. This might be the lone F Merganser who has been
hanging around our area for the past few weeks, occasionally vocalizing.
The young are clearly not long out of the shell. Lovely sight!

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Subject: Screech Owls
From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:18:15 -0400
At 11 pm last night, 2 or 3 whinnying, trilling & squealing near my house on 
Lansing Station Rd. Lansing. 

Lovely to hear on a cool, moonlit night!

Donna Scott
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Subject: Red-Eyed Vireo Cowbird(s)
From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:07:18 -0400
So a few weeks ago I found a low red-eyed vireo nest at the Mullholland 
Wildflower Preserve, and have been monitoring it off and on. Last week I saw 
the parents feeding at least two sizeable chicks - and collecting fecal sacs - 
and yesterday morning the nest was empty, but I did find a fledgling on a 
branch being fed (and heard a second one nearby unseen), and got some nice 
photos. 


On my various visits the parents seemed a little curious at my proximity but 
did not seem to mind in the end (by going back about their business at the 
nest, which I assume they wouldn't do so readily if I'd been a bother). On 
yesterday's visit, I was greeted by some angry-sounding yelps from nearby 
robins, and when I set myself up to photograph the fledgling, I was pelted by a 
spray of masticated mulberry. I didn't look up in time to be certain, but I'm 
pretty sure it was one of the robins, and I'm pretty sure it was a deliberate 
sign of displeasure at my presence. 


But why? Was it looking out for the vireo fledgling, or was there 
coincidentally a robin nest or fledgling nearby I hadn't noticed? This is all 
speculation, but I think it might be the former -- especially given Marie's 
observation that the fledgling was no vireo, but a cowbird! Could the cowbird's 
begging be reminding the robin of a child it'd raised in the past? Or do birds 
engage in inter-species communal care, which past episodes have suggested might 
be happening? 


Anyhow, here are some photos:


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207178837127247&set=pcb.10207178856287726 


Suan
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Subject: FYI Rt 89 Bridge closing
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:58:58 +0000
The bridge between Mays Pt Pool and East Rd will close on June 29th for 
repairs. Reports say it will remain closed for 3 months. 


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Subject: N., Titus Merlins fledging
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:20:36 +0000
The Merlin nest in the 400 block of N. Titus is fledging yesterday/today.

At least one, probably two, fledged yesterday. There are three on the nest or 
nearby branches. This is about as large a clutch as has been reported. 
Fledglings, with light brown chest and downy tufts on their head, are quite 
beautiful. They make a lot of "begging" calls, as adults fly nearby. 



Young are likely to hang around in the vicinity for over a month, but activity 
is more focused in a smaller area today than it will be in the future. 



More Merlins for the future!!


Thanks to Kurt for originally locating the nest vicinity.


John Confer

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Subject: Re: "Fall" Migration to begin next week???
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:26:51 -0400
The legendary Dr. Fritz Scheider asserted 4 July was beginning of fall 
migration (more or less :)...so let's keep our eyes open. 

Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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> On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:08 PM, David Nicosia  wrote:
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> I know summer has just started but we have a very unusual summer pattern 
setting up with chilly rains this weekend from a more winter-like storm that 
will be followed by northwest winds for a day or two...then another couple 
systems next week with unsettled weather and northwest winds at times. I wonder 
if the first dowitchers, yellowlegs and pectoral sandpipers will begin to show 
up at Knox-Marcellus Marsh which is not that unusual for early July. In 
addition, our American white pelican is due soon for at least a brief visit and 
maybe even some American Avocets....who knows what else. It will be 
interesting, especially later next week, to see what begins to show up. 

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Subject: "Fall" Migration to begin next week???
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:08:01 -0400
I know summer has just started but we have a very unusual summer pattern
setting up with chilly rains this weekend from a more winter-like storm
that will be followed by northwest winds for a day or two...then another
couple systems next week with unsettled weather and northwest winds at
times. I wonder if the first dowitchers, yellowlegs and pectoral sandpipers
will begin to show up at Knox-Marcellus Marsh which is not that unusual for
early July. In addition, our American white pelican is due soon for at
least a brief visit and maybe even some American Avocets....who knows what
else. It will be interesting, especially later next week, to see what
begins to show up.

Good Luck,

Dave Nicosia

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Subject: Re: equine hummingbird - is this legit?
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie AT mwmu.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:04:14 -0400
Very funny! I sent it along to a couple of horse-people I know.

Melanie

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> Very cute!
>
> Thanks all.
>
> Donna
>
> Donna L. Scott
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> 535 Lansing Station Road
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> Lansing, NY 14882
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> *From:*Pete M. Marchetto
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:50 AM
> *To:* Donna Lee Scott
> *Cc:* Betsy Darlington; CAYUGABIRDS-L
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> It’s just a link to a funny picture that looks like this.
>
> -Pete
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>     On Jun 25, 2015, at 10:29 AM, Donna Lee Scott      > wrote:
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>     Donna Scott
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>     Lansing
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>     *From:*bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu
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[mailto:bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu]*On 

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Subject: Re: equine hummingbird - is this legit?
From: Robin Cisne <rfcisne AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:53:35 -0400
No, it's good — I've seen it elsewhere.

Robin

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>
>
> Donna Scott
>
> Lansing
>
>
>
> *From:* bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu [mailto:
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Subject: RE: equine hummingbird - is this legit?
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:59:11 +0000
Very cute!
Thanks all.

Donna

Donna L. Scott
535 Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY 14882

From: Pete M. Marchetto
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:50 AM
To: Donna Lee Scott
Cc: Betsy Darlington; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] equine hummingbird - is this legit?

It’s just a link to a funny picture that looks like this.
[cid:image001.jpg AT 01D0AF35.F622D5F0]
-Pete

On Jun 25, 2015, at 10:29 AM, Donna Lee Scott 
> wrote: 


I am suspicious of emails with no message in the body and with a link to a 
website. 

So, I will not open this one.

Betsy, if this is really you, please send a brief message with it.

Donna Scott
Lansing

From: 
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[mailto:bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Betsy 
Darlington 

Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:31 PM
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Subject: Re: equine hummingbird - is this legit?
From: "Pete M. Marchetto" <pete.marchetto AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:49:33 +0000
It’s just a link to a funny picture that looks like this.
[cid:738543BC-770C-408B-BDF6-68DA0BC24CF3 AT ornith.cornell.edu]
-Pete

On Jun 25, 2015, at 10:29 AM, Donna Lee Scott 
> wrote: 


I am suspicious of emails with no message in the body and with a link to a 
website. 

So, I will not open this one.

Betsy, if this is really you, please send a brief message with it.

Donna Scott
Lansing

From: 
bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Betsy 
Darlington 

Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:31 PM
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Subject: RE:equine hummingbird - is this legit?
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:29:39 +0000
I am suspicious of emails with no message in the body and with a link to a 
website. 

So, I will not open this one.

Betsy, if this is really you, please send a brief message with it.

Donna Scott
Lansing

From: bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-119404311-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Betsy 
Darlington 

Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:31 PM
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Subject: Fwd: equine hummingbird
From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:31:03 -0400
http://imgur.com/GQRAamV

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Subject: Mockingbird behavior
From: M & K Mannella <mkmannella AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:58:07 -0400
We have 3 mockingbird nestlings in a low shrub who look to be a few days from 
fledging. When anyone walks through the yard the parents go on the extreme 
defense and come out of nowhere to scare off the perceived predators. In past 
years they just make a fuss and come in close, but this year they are actually 
making contact, and not just a slight tap. It is a full force body slam right 
between the shoulder blades!! 


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Subject: Elm Beach Road, Town of Romulus
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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:45:22 -0400
9:30 a.m., two Black Vultures on a nearby dock, removing the very last bits
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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:49:33 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* June 22 2015*  NYSY  06. 22. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):June 15, 2015 - June 22, 2015to report by 
e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma 
National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside 
Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison 
& Cortlandcompiled: June 22  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #447 Monday June 22, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of June 15, 2014 Highlights:-----------LEAST BITTERN BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT 
HERONBLACK SCOTERSANDHILL CRANEUPLAND SANDPIPERRED-HEADED WOODPECKERACADIAN 
FLYCATCHERHENSLOW’S SPARROWORCHARD ORIOLEPINE SISKIN 



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

     6/16: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found along the Wildlife Trail. One 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Mays Point Road. A single bird was seen also 
on the 20th.     6/19: Tow adult and one young SANDHILL CRANES continue to 
be seen from the Knox-Marsellus overlook on East Road.     6/21: 2 or 
possibly more BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen from Van-Dyne Spoor Road in 
the marsh. A LEAST BITTERN was seen in Tschache Pool. 


Onondaga county------------
     6/17: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was again seen at Three Rivers WMA north 
of Baldwinsville.     6/19: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State 
Park. A PINE SISKIN was seen in the Onondaga Hill area. 

     Oswego County------------
     6/20: A PINE SISKIN was found at Derby Hill. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 
made a brief appearance in Constantia. 


Madison County------------
     6/21: A BLACK SCOTER was seen and well photographed in Bradley Brook 
Reservoir. 


Oneida County------------
     6/16: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were seen in a 
field from Harris Road south of Poland. 


Cauyga County------------
     6/19: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was found nesting at the Sterling Nature 
Center. 


Jefferson County------------
     6/17: 3 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS were seen from Dog Hill Road at the Perch 
River WMA. 

    ------------

 --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  

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Subject: Re: Great Horned Owl
From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:16:28 -0400
That is so cool you can see the outline of the owl in the top of the Spruce 
Tree in your image! 


Sent from my iPhone
donna Scott

> On Jun 22, 2015, at 12:09 PM, Suan Hsi Yong  wrote:
> 
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 9:51 AM, Meena Madhav Haribal  
wrote: 

>> PS: Yesterday around 5.00 am there was a Great Horned Owl calling from 
Strawberry Hills woods. 

>> 
> On Friday night when I got home at 10:30pm, a Great Horned Owl was hooting 
away atop a spruce tree right outside my house in Commonland. I got some video 
with my infrared camera (including two bouts of hooting in the audio): 

> 
>   https://www.flickr.com/photos/50094151 AT N03/18867923880/
> 
> Remarkably, even though it was pretty cool then (felt around 60, airport 
reading 55), the bird did not register warmer than the spruce tree! ... except 
for the facial disc and undertail area. 

> 
> It was dark and I could not see it visually, despite its proximity. The owl 
seemed confident in its invisibility and paid me no heed, that is until I 
started making squeaky noises to get it to look down at me. It finally took off 
when I sneezed. 

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From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:09:51 -0400
On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 9:51 AM, Meena Madhav Haribal 
wrote:

>  PS: Yesterday around 5.00 am there was a Great Horned Owl calling from
> Strawberry Hills woods.
>
>
On Friday night when I got home at 10:30pm, a Great Horned Owl was hooting
away atop a spruce tree right outside my house in Commonland. I got some
video with my infrared camera (including two bouts of hooting in the audio):

  https://www.flickr.com/photos/50094151 AT N03/18867923880/

Remarkably, even though it was pretty cool then (felt around 60, airport
reading 55), the bird did not register warmer than the spruce tree! ...
except for the facial disc and undertail area.

It was dark and I could not see it visually, despite its proximity. The owl
seemed confident in its invisibility and paid me no heed, that is until I
started making squeaky noises to get it to look down at me. It finally took
off when I sneezed.

Suan

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Subject: Osprey
From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:24:35 -0400
Flying w fish towards south, Salt Point, presumably. 
( seen from cayuga lake shore in NW Lansing)

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Subject: Morning birds
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:51:25 +0000
Today when I got out of house to walk to work, first thing I heard was a 
Scarlet Tanager singing from my yard. Along the EIRW, there was Common 
Yellowthroat in his usual location. He sang and kept on eye on me while I 
walked past him. Further little down along the way right on the edge of the 
path was an enthusiastic Wood Thrush singing. 


That made my day for today!

Cheers
Meena
PS: Yesterday around 5.00 am there was a Great Horned Owl calling from 
Strawberry Hills woods. 




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Subject: Birds by lake
From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:50:17 -0400
Hearing several different beautiful songs of a common loon on the water at 
8:30, I decided to go eat breakfast at my beach. 

It is very quiet and serene down here this time of day. 
No Loon seen yet, but Caspian tern flew by uttering its sounds, a common 
merganser female just swam by doing little clucking sounds, Northern Roughed 
Winged Swallows careening around over the water, with their Barn cousins, while 
a Ring Billed Gull sits quietly on water way out. 


I can hear the great crested Flycatcher calling up in my yard, along with E. 
phoebe, E Wood Pewee, Tufted titmouse & a robin. 


I can also hear the faint sounds of water from several rain-swollen little 
streams flowing down into the lake. 

Lovely!
-Donna

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Subject: Re: Montezuma babies or future babies
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:34:39 +0000 (GMT)
Add a family of VIRGINIA RAILS along the channel on the opposite side of the 
Wildlife Drive from Larue's Lagoon. I saw at least 2 downy black chicks with 2 
adults. I was alerted by persistent 'pip-pip' calls. 


The WOOD DUCK family at Larue's had 10 babies on Sunday. On Thursday I counted 
14. 


On Van Dyne Spoor Rd Sunday I saw a family of 2 adult and 6 downy young 
AMERICAN COOTS. 


A distant pair of adult TRUMPETER SWANS in the SW part of Van Dyne Spoor Rd 
marsh may have been at a nest. There was also a pair of adult TRUMPETER SWANS 
swimming by the Deep Muck platform on Thursday. 


I saw at least 2 and possibly as many as 6 adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS 
south of Van Dyne Spoor Rd on Sunday morning. They were resting on 1 leg, 
preening, standing beside water as if hunting, flying from one part of the 
marsh to another, or seemingly circling randomly over the marsh, but I missed 
any evidence of pairing or breeding. 


Of 6 distant GREAT EGRETS south of Van Dyne Spoor Rd, 2 perched close to each 
other on a small dead tree and had plumes on their backs, but I saw no other 
evidence of breeding. 


Other observations of interest (to me at least) included:
 a WEASEL at Eaton Marsh, seen well for about a second as it scooted across the 
Wildlife Drive: brown above, white below, black-tipped brown narrow tail about 
half the body length, very short legs, round head about the same diameter as 
the narrow body, fast as hell. 

a MONARCH BUTTERFLY (first of year for me) apparently heading north on the 
south breeze Thursday and pausing to feed at blooming Milkweed in front of the 
Deep Muck Platfrom off Savannah-Spring Lake Rd. 

two RED-TAILED HAWKS on the empty Osprey platform & perch just south of Dean's 
Cove on NYS-89 as I drove north Sunday but gone when I went south hours later. 
That pole isn't vertical, and I wonder if the tipped platform makes it less 
appealing. 

an AMERICAN BITTERN called many times throughout the morning from the middle of 
Van Dyne Spoor Rd marsh, but I did not find any Least Bittern. 

from the platform at Mays Point Pool I finally saw one of those noisy MARSH 
WRENS that I've heard so many places at Montezuma. 


PS- Oddly, apparently I did not receive the original CayugaBirds-L message from 
Mike Tetlow. I wonder what else I've missed. 


--Dave Nutter


On Jun 21, 2015, at 09:30 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal  wrote:

> Nice observations Mike and Joanne! I was thinking of swinging in in the 
afternoon on the way back form Sterling Nature Center. 

>
>
> Meena Haribal
> Ithaca NY 14850
>
> 42.429007,-76.47111
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>  
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>  
> Ithaca area moths: https://plus.google.com/118047473426099383469/posts
>  
> Dragonfly book sample pages: 
http://www.haribal.org/dragonflies/samplebook.pdf 

>  
>  
>  
>  
>
>
> From: bounce-119394628-3493976 AT list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Michael Tetlow 
 

> Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:16 PM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma babies or future babies
>  
>
> This afternoon a trip through the refuge brought nothing rare but higher 
water on the main pool diluted the smell of rotting carp and last week’s 
congregation of 20+ eagles had moved on. Here are some family highlights of the 
day; 

>
> - The winner of the cutest babies contest was a family of 3 tiny baby Spotted 
Sandpipers with parent on the main pool edge opposite Benning Marsh. They were 
very difficult to find as their peeping sounded like it was 30 feet away from 
where they were. 

>
> - The family of Wood Ducks continues at Larue lagoon and a small family with 
only 3 young was at the last pool at the very end of the wildlife drive. 

>
>      - 4 teenage Hooded Mergansers were on a log in the same pond.
>
> - Common Gallinules had 3 brand new babies at the south end of Eaton Marsh 
and a dense clump at the north end held a Gallinule on the nest. 

>
> - Pied-billed Grebes had a teenager at Eaton Marsh and one on a nest near the 
end of Van Dyne Spoor Road. 

>
> - Trumpeter Swans with young were on Tschasche pool with 1 Common Tern 
feeding around them. 

>
> - We had no luck with the Red-headed Woodpeckers at May’s Point and 
although, hopefully wrong, Starlings were all around the previously contested 
nest hole. 

>
> - Sandhill Cranes with their colt were still reported at Knox-Marcellus marsh 
but not seen by us. 

>
> - A Horned Lark took a mouthful of insects into the grass along East Road and 
fed a tailless barely feathered fledgling. 

>
> - 2 Black-crowned Night Herons were seen at Van Dyne Spoor Road with one 
carrying a long stick out to about the middle of the marsh. 

>
> -Black Terns were represented at every cattail marsh with one carrying food 
at both the main pool and Van Dyne Spoor Road. 

>
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Subject: Re: Caspian Terns Cayuga Inlet/ Stewart Park
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:03:17 +0000
I saw 4 CASPIAN TERNS foraging at Van Dyne Spoor Rd on Sunday. They were 
distant but I thought they were adults and that it would be too early for any 
juveniles flying. In Ithaca I've assumed adults at this time of year to have 
had an early nest failure. It's not far for them from breeding grounds in Lake 
Ontario. 


--Dave Nutter


On Jun 21, 2015, at 09:44 PM, david nicosia  wrote:

> Went kayaking today through the Cayuga Inlet to the red lighthouse and
> there were 6 CASPIAN TERNS next to the lighthouse. They were all adults.
> I presume they are non-breeders since it is a bit early for fall migration??
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Subject: Caspian Terns Cayuga Inlet/ Stewart Park
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:33:15 -0400
Went kayaking today through the Cayuga Inlet to the red lighthouse and
there were 6 CASPIAN TERNS next to the lighthouse. They were all adults.
I presume they are non-breeders since it is a bit early for fall
migration??

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Subject: Caspian Terns Cayuga Inlet/ Stewart Park
From: david nicosia <daven1024 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:41:27 +0000 (UTC)
 Went kayaking today through the Cayuga Inlet to the red lighthouse andthere 
were 6 CASPIAN TERNS next to the lighthouse. They were all adults. I presume 
they are non-breeders since it is a bit early for fall migration?? 

Dave Nicosia 


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Subject: Re: Montezuma babies or future babies
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:30:22 +0000
Nice observations Mike and Joanne! I was thinking of swinging in in the 
afternoon on the way back form Sterling Nature Center. 



Meena Haribal
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Dragonfly book sample pages: http://www.haribal.org/dragonflies/samplebook.pdf





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From: bounce-119394628-3493976 AT list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Michael Tetlow 
 

Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:16 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma babies or future babies


This afternoon a trip through the refuge brought nothing rare but higher water 
on the main pool diluted the smell of rotting carp and last week's congregation 
of 20+ eagles had moved on. Here are some family highlights of the day; 


 - The winner of the cutest babies contest was a family of 3 tiny baby Spotted 
Sandpipers with parent on the main pool edge opposite Benning Marsh. They were 
very difficult to find as their peeping sounded like it was 30 feet away from 
where they were. 


 - The family of Wood Ducks continues at Larue lagoon and a small family with 
only 3 young was at the last pool at the very end of the wildlife drive. 


     - 4 teenage Hooded Mergansers were on a log in the same pond.

 - Common Gallinules had 3 brand new babies at the south end of Eaton Marsh and 
a dense clump at the north end held a Gallinule on the nest. 


 - Pied-billed Grebes had a teenager at Eaton Marsh and one on a nest near the 
end of Van Dyne Spoor Road. 


 - Trumpeter Swans with young were on Tschasche pool with 1 Common Tern feeding 
around them. 


 - We had no luck with the Red-headed Woodpeckers at May's Point and although, 
hopefully wrong, Starlings were all around the previously contested nest hole. 


 - Sandhill Cranes with their colt were still reported at Knox-Marcellus marsh 
but not seen by us. 


 - A Horned Lark took a mouthful of insects into the grass along East Road and 
fed a tailless barely feathered fledgling. 


 - 2 Black-crowned Night Herons were seen at Van Dyne Spoor Road with one 
carrying a long stick out to about the middle of the marsh. 


 -Black Terns were represented at every cattail marsh with one carrying food at 
both the main pool and Van Dyne Spoor Road. 


Mike and Joann Tetlow

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Subject: Montezuma babies or future babies
From: "Michael Tetlow " <mjtetlow AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 21:16:10 -0400
This afternoon a trip through the refuge brought nothing rare but higher
water on the main pool diluted the smell of rotting carp and last week's
congregation of 20+ eagles had moved on. Here are some family highlights of
the day;

    - The winner of the cutest babies contest was a family of 3 tiny baby
Spotted Sandpipers with parent on the main pool edge opposite Benning Marsh.
They were very difficult to find as their peeping sounded like it was 30
feet away from where they were.

    - The family of Wood Ducks continues at Larue lagoon and a small family
with only 3 young was at the last pool at the very end of the wildlife
drive.

     - 4 teenage Hooded Mergansers were on a log in the same pond.

     - Common Gallinules had 3 brand new babies at the south end of Eaton
Marsh and a dense clump at the north end held a Gallinule on the nest.

     - Pied-billed Grebes had a teenager at Eaton Marsh and one on a nest
near the end of Van Dyne Spoor Road.

     - Trumpeter Swans with young were on Tschasche pool with 1 Common Tern
feeding around them.

     - We had no luck with the Red-headed Woodpeckers at May's Point and
although, hopefully wrong, Starlings were all around the previously
contested nest hole. 

     - Sandhill Cranes with their colt were still reported at Knox-Marcellus
marsh but not seen by us.

     - A Horned Lark took a  mouthful of insects into the grass along East
Road and fed a tailless barely feathered fledgling.

     - 2 Black-crowned Night Herons were seen at Van Dyne Spoor Road with
one carrying a long stick out to about the middle of the marsh.

     -Black Terns were represented at every cattail marsh with one carrying
food at both the main pool and Van Dyne Spoor Road.

Mike and Joann Tetlow      


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Subject: Re: Mourning Dove Behavior
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie AT mwmu.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:39:41 -0400
I like that defense very much!

Melanie

On 6/21/2015 8:06 PM, Pete M. Marchetto wrote:
> Sandy,
> The defense for anthropomorphizing, in my opinion, is that humans are 
> animals, and who would know better than an animal how another animal 
> feels? We're a species with a talent for empathy (when we choose to 
> use it), and shouldn't shy away from applying it to other taxa. I'm 
> certain the doves don't mind it one bit!
>
> -Pete
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 21, 2015, at 7:50 PM, Sandy Wold  > wrote:
>
>> Has anyone any similar experience with Mourning Doves?  I am so 
>> enjoying hanging out with two fledglings in my garden.  They have 
>> been hanging out there for a few days now, taking naps in the sun on 
>> the warm stones. They seem curious about me and do not spook too 
>> easily.  Last night, as the sun was setting, one flew up to my patio 
>> table and perched, struggled to stay awake, and took a nap for about 
>> 10 minutes.  I then hear the mother calling, swoop in, and they were 
>> gone.  Shortly thereafter, the torrential rain came down.  I was 
>> relieved to think that the babies were safe with their mother.
>>
>> Today, the mother hung out on the fence looking down at her two 
>> babies as they sunned and explored my garden. She seemed curious 
>> about me and not threatened as I weeded.  Just wondering if anyone 
>> else has had similar experiences.  I realize I am anthropomorphizing. 
>> They look so docile and sweet!  I am so grateful to have them around 
>> and hear their cooing throughout the day.
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Subject: Re: Mourning Dove Behavior
From: "Pete M. Marchetto" <pete.marchetto AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:06:56 +0000
Sandy,
The defense for anthropomorphizing, in my opinion, is that humans are animals, 
and who would know better than an animal how another animal feels? We're a 
species with a talent for empathy (when we choose to use it), and shouldn't shy 
away from applying it to other taxa. I'm certain the doves don't mind it one 
bit! 


-Pete

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 21, 2015, at 7:50 PM, Sandy Wold 
> wrote: 


Has anyone any similar experience with Mourning Doves? I am so enjoying hanging 
out with two fledglings in my garden. They have been hanging out there for a 
few days now, taking naps in the sun on the warm stones. They seem curious 
about me and do not spook too easily. Last night, as the sun was setting, one 
flew up to my patio table and perched, struggled to stay awake, and took a nap 
for about 10 minutes. I then hear the mother calling, swoop in, and they were 
gone. Shortly thereafter, the torrential rain came down. I was relieved to 
think that the babies were safe with their mother. 


Today, the mother hung out on the fence looking down at her two babies as they 
sunned and explored my garden. She seemed curious about me and not threatened 
as I weeded. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences. I 
realize I am anthropomorphizing. They look so docile and sweet! I am so 
grateful to have them around and hear their cooing throughout the day. 


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Subject: Mourning Dove Behavior
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:48:48 -0400
Has anyone any similar experience with Mourning Doves?  I am so enjoying
hanging out with two fledglings in my garden.  They have been hanging out
there for a few days now, taking naps in the sun on the warm stones.  They
seem curious about me and do not spook too easily.  Last night, as the sun
was setting, one flew up to my patio table and perched, struggled to stay
awake, and took a nap for about 10 minutes.  I then hear the mother
calling, swoop in, and they were gone.  Shortly thereafter, the torrential
rain came down.  I was relieved to think that the babies were safe with
their mother.

Today, the mother hung out on the fence looking down at her two babies as
they sunned and explored my garden.  She seemed curious about me and not
threatened as I weeded.  Just wondering if anyone else has had similar
experiences.  I realize I am anthropomorphizing.  They look so docile and
sweet!  I am so grateful to have them around and hear their cooing
throughout the day.

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Subject: Not seen nor heard since the flood
From: "timbury2 AT gmail.com" <timbury2@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:10:09 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
I realize bird song normally decreases around this time of year, but the
sudden and profound silence that descended upon my yard on Babbling Brook
Drive, Newfield following the storms and flooding last weekend has led me to
jot down a list of the birds that I have neither seen nor heard since then
(I had been hearing/seeing them daily until then):

Baltimore Oriole
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Phoebe
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Great-Crested Flycatcher
Gray Catbird
Red-Eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Black-Capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
House Sparrow
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

No doubt there are species I have left out.  Red-Winged Blackbird almost
made the list but I heard one yesterday.  Otherwise all I'm seeing right now
are American Robins and European Starlings.  I did find a trout in my yard.

Don Timmons
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Subject: Yellow-billed cuckoo fledgling--just out of Basin
From: Anne Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:06:10 -0400
Finally saw one of the yellow-billed cuckoos (pair) that have been 
singing/calling in our Back Six acres on Hile School Rd, Freeville. And it had 
a fledgling sitting near it, quietly looking like a very stubby yellow-billed 
cuckoo. 


I couldn't get pictures of the fledgling deep in the bushes, but the adult gave 
me quite a few by hopping around and looking watchful in the upper bush. A 
testimonial to cuckoos's rapid development--David saw a parent carrying nesting 
material only a few weeks ago. Now going to get the exact date. 


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Subject: field trip for flying "bird food" at the Waverly Glen, Waverly NY Saturday, June 20 starting at 10 am
From: Inga Wells <ingawells AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:54:16 +0000 (UTC)
 The weather looks favorable tomorrow, Saturday, June 20th for Dr. Meena 
Haribal to lead a field trip to look for damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies 
and birds at the Waverly Glen, starting at 10 am. We are meeting at the main 
pavilion and swing sets at the glen at the end of the road through the glen. A 
short walk along Dry Creek Rd will lead us to the waterfall and then up to the 
dam of the old reservoir. There have been a lot of birds and their favorite 
food sighted all week. To get to Waverly, NY take Route 34 south to Waverly, 
at the stop sign on Chemung Street, turn right and drive to almost the end of 
town. Turn right onto Pine Street, make a slight left onto West Pine and you'll 
see the Glen at the corner/end of Moore St. The Glen is part of the new NYState 
Two Rivers park. The local jogging and running clubs use the trail in the park 
very much, but the fall and dam parts are quiet and a nice place to observe 
nature.Consult the website, www.susquehannavalleyaudubon.org for more info or 
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