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5 May Hooded Warbler [Geo Kloppel ]
5 May RBGB puzzle [Betsy Darlington ]
4 May white-crowns [Bill Mcaneny ]
4 May RB Grosbeak ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
4 May RE: Duck nest boxes at Mill Pond [Donna Lee Scott ]
4 May first ruby throat!!!! [Carol Cedarholm ]
4 May Eastern Heights to Cornell yesterday [Ray Zimmerman ]
4 May Re: new visitors! [Kurt Vandeveer ]
4 May new visitors! [Asher Hockett ]
4 May Swan Pen [Ann Mitchell ]
4 May Cormorants on Frontenac Island ... dozens!!! [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
4 May Bobolink on West Hill [Caro ]
4 May More Blackburnians [Geo Kloppel ]
4 May Fw: eBird Report - Shindagin Hollow SF, May 4, 2016 [Laura Stenzler ]
4 May Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/4 [Mark Chao ]
4 May Re: Cornell Arboretum, Goetchius birds [Linda Orkin ]
4 May Cornell Arboretum, Goetchius birds ["Marie P. Read" ]
4 May Birds around my place [Geo Kloppel ]
4 May Fwd: eBird -- Hawthorn Orchard -- May 4, 2016 ["Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" ]
4 May Yard birds [Laura Stenzler ]
04 May Jetty Woods, Renwick Wildwood, Stewart Park [Dave Nutter ]
04 May female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak similar species [Dave Nutter ]
3 May Re: Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in Danby [Carol Keeler ]
3 May Re: Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in Danby [bob mcguire ]
3 May Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in Danby [Judy Cuyle ]
3 May White-crowned Sparrows in Trumbull Corners [Dave Gislason ]
3 May Hawthorne Orchard [marsha kardon ]
3 May Red bellied [Robbie Sanders ]
3 May Re:Save the Bees [Candace Cornell ]
3 May Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Ann Mitchell ]
2 May Wh C Sparrow [Carol Keeler ]
2 May Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
2 May Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest -- walks at new sites over Memorial Day weekend [Mark Chao ]
2 May Re:cayugabirds-l digest: April 29, 2016 ["Beth A. Bannister" ]
02 May Re: feeder Raven [Brenda Best ]
2 May McLean Merlin nest - help. [John Confer ]
2 May R-b Grosbeak [Asher Hockett ]
2 May Rose-breasted Grosbeak [AB Clark ]
1 May Re: feeder Raven ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
1 May Eurasian Wigeon [Ann Mitchell ]
1 May Willet [Dave K ]
1 May Dryden Lake [Jay McGowan ]
1 May Singing Bobolink [Robyn Bailey ]
1 May feeder Raven [Asher Hockett ]
1 May Willets, Myers Point [Jay McGowan ]
1 May Pine Siskins [Ann Mitchell ]
01 May radar this evening: migration v rain [Dave Nutter ]
30 Apr Re: Merlin nest - City Cemetery [Peter ]
30 Apr Henslow's Sparrow, South Hill--yes [Jay McGowan ]
30 Apr Henslow's Sparrow, South Hill--NO [Jay McGowan ]
30 Apr Merlin nest - City Cemetery [John Confer ]
29 Apr Goldfinch migrants [Sue Norvell ]
29 Apr Re: Catbird [Sue Norvell ]
29 Apr Lansing Warblers, others [Donna Scott ]
29 Apr A. Redstart [Donna Scott ]
29 Apr Re: Catbird [david nicosia ]
29 Apr White-crowned [Betsy Darlington ]
29 Apr Catbird [Carol Keeler ]
29 Apr RB Grosbeak and Brown Trasher in Trumbull Corners [Dave Gislason ]
29 Apr WOOD THRUSH [Donna Lee Scott ]
29 Apr Re:Nashville warbler; also Yellow Warbler [Nari Mistry ]
29 Apr Grosbeak [Carol Keeler ]
28 Apr Prairie Warbler, etc. [Dave Nutter ]
28 Apr FOY Oriole [Carol Schmitt ]
28 Apr Towhees and White-throated Sparrows ["clr82 AT juno.com" ]
28 Apr warblers, nesting downy [Carol Cedarholm ]
28 Apr Grosbeak, Sparrows, House Finch mating dance ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
28 Apr Re: White-throats [Tom Hoebbel ]
28 Apr Re: Nashville warbler [Laura Stenzler ]
28 Apr White-throated Sparrows in Trumbull Corners, Newfield [Dave Gislason ]
28 Apr Nashville warbler [Laura Stenzler ]
28 Apr Merlin nests [John Confer ]
28 Apr Sapsucker Woods Warblers [Brad Walker ]
28 Apr FW: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Twitchell Rd Loggerhead - Not yet this am - Alec Humann [Sue Barth ]
28 Apr Re:foy Palm Warbler [marsha kardon ]
28 Apr foy Palm Warbler [marsha kardon ]

Subject: Hooded Warbler
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 07:52:26 -0400
New this morning around my place: Hooded Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler.

-Geo

Tupper Road, West Danby

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Subject: RBGB puzzle
From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 07:37:53 -0400
We have had a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeder for several days,
but this morning we have one that is white where it should be red. At
first, I thought it might be a female, but there's no brown on it, the
breast isn't streaked, and the rest of it is just like a male.  Do males
sometimes take a while to get the red breast? Is this a partial albino? Or
what?
Betsy

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Subject: white-crowns
From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1 AT fltg.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 16:38:34 -0400
Since Saturday, we have hosted six WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS.  No Orioles yet.
No Hummers either.  A male R-B Grosbeak before last weekend.

Bill and Shirley McAneny 

TBurg


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Subject: RB Grosbeak
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 16:18:33 -0400
They're on the move.  We had both male and female ROSE-BREASTED 
GROSBEAKS at our feeders today.  This was our first female (saw a male 
on 4/28).

Larry

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Subject: RE: Duck nest boxes at Mill Pond
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 19:52:10 +0000
It sounds like those duck boxes are also way too close together, and too close 
to the benches, which the ducks don’t like. 

- Donna Scott

[Fritzie B. wrote: I'm presuming the scout who put the benches & cut out a path 
along the south side of Mill pond is the one who, a couple wks. ago, put up 3 
duck boxes a few ft. from the path along the pond edge & not far from the 
benches. They are not adequately safe-guarded from predators. Another duck box 
has been put on a post along the south side of the path. I saw at least one 
bluebird box attached to a tree, with no predator shield. This was done by the 
scout seeking to get his Eagle Scout ranking & whose mother told me they knew 
nothing about birds. Give them credit for wanting to do a good deed & following 
through with structures that look good. We'll have to wait a yr. to see if 

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Subject: first ruby throat!!!!
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:53:01 -0400
Just had our first ruby throat visit our feeder on First St!!!

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Subject: Eastern Heights to Cornell yesterday
From: Ray Zimmerman <rz10 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:14:30 -0400
Yesterday morning I walked to Cornell from Eastern Heights. Here are some 
highlights … 


- about 30 Pine Siskins along Tudor Rd.
- a Solitary Sandpiper by the side of the trail near Hawthorne Woods
- a White-crowned Sparrow by Maplewood Apartments
- House Wrens galore
- a Brown Thrasher
- Eastern Tohee

Then later in the day, from my office in Rhodes Hall overlooking the gorge I 
saw, two small falcons fly over and a few seconds later another falcon (not 
sure if it was a 3rd or one of the original 2). Unfortunately, I was not able 
to tell if they were Merlins or Kestrels. Any good tips for distinguishing 
these 2 species quickly when you don’t have a good view? 


And this morning I saw another White-crowned Sparrow along the path that runs 
behind Mann Library. 


   Ray
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Subject: Re: new visitors!
From: Kurt Vandeveer <Vandeveer AT outlook.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 13:11:14 -0400
Funny you should mention that...2 nights ago we lost 3 N0-NO feeders to a black 
bear. My wife has lived in the area (Wayne, NY) most of her life and wished she 
would see one...it came back at 6:00 PM yesterday so she got to see it. We took 
down the rest of the feeders but we have an larger dead tree limb that we put 
black oil seed on. (We have had 37 Gold Finches on and around it at one time.) 
So he came and sat there licking the remaining seeds off. 


While we got some great pictures I am hoping we don’t see him again...but we 
will be bringing our feeder in for a while and the gold finches will have to 
wait until we know he is gone. 


Van

From: Asher Hockett 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 12:51 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] new visitors!

Yesterday I spent the day at home adding feeding stations. We had a beautiful 
Yellow-rumped Warbler eating suet scraps from the deck railing - he had the 
brightest and most distinct yellow crown I have ever seen on a Y-r, not fuzzy 
at all like Sibley's. The male R-b Grosbeak was parked alternately at the suet 
and new mixed seed feeder tray. Both goldfinches and siskins at the nyger 
socks, and the usual gang of woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches. 


I erected a new pole in the garden with a big black oil sunflower seed feeder 
on it. We haven't had a ground level pole since we moved to S Danby Rd for fear 
of bears. This morning I found the pole uprooted and on its side about ten feet 
from where it had stood, seed feeder empty and nyger sock ripped up. I think a 
strong raccoon could have pushed it over with the gravitational help of the 
heavy seed feeder, but I doubt that it would have been dragged so far out of 
position, so I am guessing we might have a bear. Tonight in better light I will 
examine the area for signs. I may re-erect the pole and try to stay up to see 
who visits. 


Our seed is in tight-lidded galvanized trash cans on the second story deck. I 
am a bit concerned that we may be inviting disaster - stairs aren't a big 
obstacle. 


As much as I'd love to see a bear here, I would rather not.

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Subject: new visitors!
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 12:51:39 -0400
Yesterday I spent the day at home adding feeding stations. We had a
beautiful Yellow-rumped Warbler eating suet scraps from the deck railing -
he had the brightest and most distinct yellow crown I have ever seen on a
Y-r, not fuzzy at all like Sibley's. The male R-b Grosbeak was parked
alternately at the suet and new mixed seed feeder tray. Both goldfinches
and siskins at the nyger socks, and the usual gang of woodpeckers,
chickadees and nuthatches.

I erected a new pole in the garden with a big black oil sunflower seed
feeder on it. We haven't had a ground level pole since we moved to S Danby
Rd for fear of bears. This morning I found the pole uprooted and on its
side about ten feet from where it had stood, seed feeder empty and nyger
sock ripped up. I think a strong raccoon could have pushed it over with the
gravitational help of the heavy seed feeder, but I doubt that it would have
been dragged so far out of position, so I am guessing we might have a bear.
Tonight in better light I will examine the area for signs. I may re-erect
the pole and try to stay up to see who visits.

Our seed is in tight-lidded galvanized trash cans on the second story deck.
I am a bit concerned that we may be inviting disaster - stairs aren't a big
obstacle.

As much as I'd love to see a bear here, I would rather not.

-- 
asher

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Subject: Swan Pen
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 12:46:33 -0400
There is a Blue-winged and Nashville Warbler there at 12:30 today.
Ann

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Subject: Cormorants on Frontenac Island ... dozens!!!
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 12:28:24 -0400
At 11 a.m. I was quite dismayed to see many, many, many dozens of 
cormorants in the trees, on the rocks & in the waters of Frontenac 
Island in Cayuga Lake here at Union Springs. :-(:-(   The Bass 
tournament will take place here 23-24 June if the cormorants leave any 
fish! This is the first yr. I have ever seen them FILLING the trees on 
the island. Hopefully they will move on.

I'm presuming the scout who put the benches & cut out a path along the 
south side of Mill pond is the one who, a couple wks. ago, put up 3 duck 
boxes a few ft. from the path along the pond edge & not far from the 
benches. They are not adequately safe-guarded from predators. Another 
duck box has been put on a post along the south side of the path. I saw 
at least one bluebird box attached to a tree, with no predator shield.  
This was done by the scout seeking to get his Eagle Scout ranking & 
whose mother told me they knew nothing about birds.  Give them credit 
for wanting to do a good deed & following through with structures that 
look good. We'll have to wait a yr. to see if anything other than 
starlings build in the boxes. Stay tuned!

Several pairs of Buffleheads continue on Mill pond along with a Redhead 
& a Ring-necked pair.

Why is it the feral & neighborhood cats (from 2 & 3 blocks away) don't 
ever seem to catch any of the several doz. house sparrows? Yesterday I 
destroyed 5 of the 6 sparrow eggs in one of 6 bird boxes.

Fritzie

Union Springs



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Subject: Bobolink on West Hill
From: Caro <carolinemanring AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 12:16:19 -0400
May the 4th be with you, cause the BOBOLINKS have arrived up here. (I always 
thought they sounded like R2D2 or some sort of alien transmitter radio) 



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Subject: More Blackburnians
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 11:29:26 -0400
This morning I've found several Blackburnian Warblers singing in the NE corner 
of the L-P Preserve (off Station Road), and from the north pinnacle I heard a 
few distant songs, including Wood Thrushes and a second Scarlet Tanager. 


-Geo
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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Shindagin Hollow SF, May 4, 2016
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 15:26:56 +0000
Hi all,
 We also had two Baltimore Orioles in our yard this morning Hunt Hill Rd). When 
I returned from birding at Shindagin Hollow (report below), I found two Orioles 
sharing a suet block! 

 As I just mentioned, I drove and walked about 3 miles along Shindagin Hollow 
Rd. this morning, north to south, starting at the snow-plow turn around at the 
start of the unpaved road, in the state forest. Lots of Ovenbirds, 
Black-throated Blue and Black-throated Green warblers and a few of many other 
birds. Absent were winter wren, least flycatcher (I heard only 1 but there will 
be many more in another week, I think), Redstart (again, only 1 but usually 
there are loads), Canada warbler, etc. My ebird report follows. 

Laura

Laura Stenzler
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Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:16 AM
To: Laura Stenzler
Subject: eBird Report - Shindagin Hollow SF, May 4, 2016

Shindagin Hollow SF, Tompkins, New York, US
May 4, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)

34 species

Wood Duck  3
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  2
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  6
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  7
Ovenbird  14
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  9
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  8
Dark-eyed Junco  15
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  11
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
American Goldfinch  10


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

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Subject: Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/4
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:37:25 -0400
On Wednesday morning, Annie Wexler, Tony Gaenslen, and I saw a VEERY and a
WOOD THRUSH on the Hoyt-Pileated Trail in Sapsucker Woods, while an
OVENBIRD,  BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and BROWN CREEPER sang nearby.  We also heard
two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES and a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER around the
Woodleton Boardwalk.  The Wilson Trail North was pretty quiet -- one YELLOW
WARBLER, one BALTIMORE ORIOLE, a few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, and several
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, but no other passage migrants or new arrivals for
me.  A couple of birders shared a report of a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER here
earlier in the morning.



A pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS is continuing their unlikely nesting attempt in
our 0.2-acre backyard in northeast Ithaca.  I believe that I saw a second
female around yesterday – maybe a brief visitor, or a competitor, or a
cooperative-breeding helper.  We also saw a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW by our
feeders today, and several PINE SISKINS on Tuesday.



Mark Chao

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Subject: Re: Cornell Arboretum, Goetchius birds
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:27:24 -0400
I heard three Baltimore Orioles in the woods across from the arboretum.
Possibly the same three and they moved to more open locations.  But maybe a
different three.

Linda Orkin

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:21 AM, Marie P. Read  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> New at the Cornell Plantations Arboretum this a.m. were 3 Baltimore Oriole
> males. The first one was singing its heart out when I first arrived 7:30 or
> so. Later it joined two others in a tree and they all sat looking at each
> other. I bet they all arrived last night (didn't hear any there yesterday).
>
> FLLT's Goetchius Preserve yielded a calling Wilson's Snipe (heard only),
> and 2 Solitary Sandpipers (true to their names, one in each of the two
> shallow ponds). Also a singing Gray Catbird along the hedgerow.
>
> Marie
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Subject: Cornell Arboretum, Goetchius birds
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 14:21:34 +0000
Hi all,

New at the Cornell Plantations Arboretum this a.m. were 3 Baltimore Oriole 
males. The first one was singing its heart out when I first arrived 7:30 or so. 
Later it joined two others in a tree and they all sat looking at each other. I 
bet they all arrived last night (didn't hear any there yesterday). 


FLLT's Goetchius Preserve yielded a calling Wilson's Snipe (heard only), and 2 
Solitary Sandpipers (true to their names, one in each of the two shallow 
ponds). Also a singing Gray Catbird along the hedgerow. 


Marie



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Subject: Birds around my place
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 09:46:05 -0400
The buds have been stalled for days here in the cold shadow of Beech Hill, 
Seeley Hill, and 1920' Sorry Hunter Hill, but finally today a warmer start and 
some new birds: Nashville Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Black-throated 
Green Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-throated Vireo, Scarlet Tanager. 
Ovenbirds galore now (my first was last Thursday). 


I just located a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak from her "pik" calls. Three 
males have been at my sunflower feeder for a week. I keep that going through 
the summer for the pleasure of seeing the parents bring their fledglings in. 


A Chickadee excavation looks complete, but no lining yet. 
I should have a couple broods of Tree Swallows at the pond this year. Already 
there are several eggs in one box. 


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Subject: Fwd: eBird -- Hawthorn Orchard -- May 4, 2016
From: "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" <cth4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 12:11:08 +0000
I did a quick walk through the Hawthorn Orchard this morning from 6:30-7:40am.

Highlights include: Least Flycatcher (calling along section of East Ithaca 
Recreation Way, close to the High Volt Lab near Mitchell Street), Great Crested 
Flycatcher (calling from area West of the East Ithaca Recreation Way down the 
ravine), two Wood Thrushes, two Gray Catbirds, one Ovenbird, 1-2 
Black-and-white Warblers, one Pine Warbler, and one Black-throated Green 
Warbler. The latter birds were in the Northeast corner of the Hawthorn Orchard, 
close to the ravine edge. 


Good birding!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

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Subject: eBird -- Hawthorn Orchard -- May 4, 2016
Date: May 4, 2016 at 7:42:47 AM EDT
To: "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" 
> 


Hawthorn Orchard
May 4, 2016
06:30
Traveling
1.00 miles
71 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.5 Build 44

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Blue-headed Vireo
7 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Wood Thrush
6 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
3 European Starling
6 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
15 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
6 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
3 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Common Grackle
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Purple Finch
2 Pine Siskin
11 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 34


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From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2016 10:12:28 +0000
New yard birds this morning are Louisiana waterthrush in the ravine and 
woodthrush. Hunt Hill Rd, Ithaca. 


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From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 03:17:34 +0000 (GMT)
This morning I went to the White Lighthouse Jetty seeking a better look at the 
breeding plumage Red-throated Loon which Ken Rosenberg found yesterday evening. 
Instead I found Ken Rosenberg who had seen the bird again but briefly and 
distantly. He then had to leave, but I stayed. Eventually I found a different 
Red-throated Loon which looked like a juvenile. 




Other cool stuff I found included

* additional looks at Forster's Terns

* long close looks at 2 Common Terns on the log offshore from the Swan Pond, 
along with 8 Caspian Terns 


* a sweep of 6 swallow species plus Chimney Swift.

* an adult with 2 fuzzy fledgling Great Horned Owls in Jetty Woods

* my first Baltimore Orioles and American Redstarts of the spring

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Subject: female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak similar species
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2016 03:00:49 +0000 (GMT)
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak has a boldly striped face, a big head, a chubby 
body, and a short tail. This makes it look more like a female Purple Finch than 
like a female House Finch. 




My first-of-year Rose-breasted Grosbeak was a female at the feeders - of Larry 
& Sara Jane Hymes (thank-you!). We won't have any at our own feeders. Laurie 
has gotten fed up with the squirrels and has taken down the suet and sunflower 
feeders. 


--Dave Nutter

On May 03, 2016, at 07:25 PM, Vonnie Kennedy  wrote:


A male rose breasted grosbeak came to my feeder yesterday (Auburn). I thought 
he was feeding w a female house finch but after reading your posts, I'm 
thinking she was grosbeak. Thanks for clearing that up for me. 😀 


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On May 3, 2016, at 7:07 PM, Carol Keeler  wrote:


Yes.  I had both the first day.  A female  came back yesterday and sat in 
the birch tree for a long time, almost like she was sleeping.   She never went 
to the feeders. Could she have been a new migrant who'd just dropped in and 
needed a rest? 


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On May 3, 2016, at 6:41 PM, bob mcguire  wrote:


Don’t forget to watch for female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks! My first-of-year 
Grosbeak (a female) just arrived at the feeder a few minutes ago. They can be 
confused with female House Finches and Female Red-Winged Blackbirds (on first 
glance, at least - and if you are not looking for them). 



Bob McGuire

On May 3, 2016, at 6:03 PM, Judy Cuyle  wrote:


My husband first spotted the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak late this morning and 
he was still here (top of Bruce Hill Road) a few minutes ago. I think they're 
my favorite bird! So glad to see him back this year. 



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Subject: Re: Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in Danby
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441 AT adelphia.net>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 19:07:03 -0400
Yes. I had both the first day. A female came back yesterday and sat in the 
birch tree for a long time, almost like she was sleeping. She never went to the 
feeders. Could she have been a new migrant who'd just dropped in and needed a 
rest? 


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> Don’t forget to watch for female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks! My first-of-year 
Grosbeak (a female) just arrived at the feeder a few minutes ago. They can be 
confused with female House Finches and Female Red-Winged Blackbirds (on first 
glance, at least - and if you are not looking for them). 

> 
> Bob McGuire
>> On May 3, 2016, at 6:03 PM, Judy Cuyle  wrote:
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>> My husband first spotted the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak late this morning 
and he was still here (top of Bruce Hill Road) a few minutes ago. I think 
they're my favorite bird! So glad to see him back this year. 

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Subject: Re: Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in Danby
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 18:41:24 -0400
Dont forget to watch for female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks! My first-of-year 
Grosbeak (a female) just arrived at the feeder a few minutes ago. They can be 
confused with female House Finches and Female Red-Winged Blackbirds (on first 
glance, at least - and if you are not looking for them). 


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> My husband first spotted the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak late this morning 
and he was still here (top of Bruce Hill Road) a few minutes ago. I think 
they're my favorite bird! So glad to see him back this year. 

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From: Judy Cuyle <gnatcat87 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 22:03:13 +0000 (UTC)
My husband first spotted the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak late this morning and 
he was still here (top of Bruce Hill Road) a few minutes ago. I think they're 
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Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 11:44:12 -0400
The woods were quiet early this morning but we did have a good sighting of
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From: Robbie Sanders <sandersrobbie13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 11:14:49 -0400
Red bellied woodpecker has been visiting our feeder all day here in Fall Creek. 



Ms. Robbie Sanders

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> On May 2, 2016, at 8:43 AM, John Confer  wrote:
> 
> A friend told me of twice seeing a Merlin in McLean. I went out this morning, 
got out of the car, walked 100 m and heard/saw a Merlin. I watched it for an 
hour until the rain got hard. 

> 
> 
> The Merlin flew within the triangle formed by Elm Tree Inn at the apex, and 
Rts 104 and 180 and Cemetery Lane, closer to 180 than 104. It flew up to the 
southern edge of the cemetery. I guess the nest is very near this area. But, I 
haven't found it and can't monitor the survival and prey brought to the female 
and nestlings unless I do. 

> 
> 
> Any help would be appreciated. The male usually brings breakfast to the 
incubating female some time between 6:30 and 7:30. 

> 
> 
> Thanks,
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> 
> John Confer
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jeopardizing our food supply and domestic agriculture industry.3

*And the outlook for bee colonies is getting worse.* A recent survey,
funded in part by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
revealed that U.S. beekeepers lost over 42% of their colonies between April
2014 and April 2015, a significant upswing of losses from the previous year.
4

Now that the federal government has admitted the definitive proof that
neonics are contributing significantly to the collapse of bee colonies,
it’s time for the EPA to take action to ban these dangerous pesticides
nationwide before any further harm is done to bee populations.

*Tell the EPA: Ban dangerous bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.*

Thanks for all you do to save bees.

References

   1. EPA Releases the First of Four Preliminary Risk Assessments for
   Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees
 
, 

   United States Environmental Protection Agency, January 6, 2016
   2. Tom Philpott, The EPA Finally Admitted That the World’s Most Popular
   Pesticide Kills Bees—20 Years Too Late
 
, 

   Mother Jones, January 7, 2016
   3. "Fact Sheet: The Economic Challenge Posed by Declining Pollinator
   Populations
 
," 

   The White House, June 20, 2014
   4. “Colony Loss 2014-2015: Preliminary Results
 
,” 

   Bee Informed Partnership, May 13, 2015





On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:43 AM, Susan K. Ruoff  wrote:

> Candace,  Thanks for the link to this.  Very important!  Very dear to my
> heart especially right now…I lost my hive.  Suddenly there was no activity,
> I went into it and the ones left were dead.  So sad.  They had honey stores
> therefore I’ve ruled out starvation although they say if there’s a cold
> period they can starve with honey right next to them.  So…not sure what
> happened.  Probably like most lost hives it was a combination of factors.
> I have another package of bees on order for next week…so I will start again
> at the new location.
>
> We had a great time on Friday night.  Thanks for inviting us!
> See you on Friday for lunch…11:30 pick up time and I will call you in the
> am.
> Take care,
> Sue
>
> On May 2, 2016, at 5:28 PM, Candace Cornell  wrote:
>
> osh Nelson, CREDO Action  Unsubscribe
> 9:15 AM (8 hours ago)
> to me
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> *Tell the EPA: Ban bee-killing pesticides
> 
* 

>
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>
> *Big news in the fight to protect bees*: The Environmental Protection
> Agency has released a stunning report admitting that popular neonicotinoid
> pesticides are partially to blame for the massive bee colony collapse.1
>
> This new development is remarkable because the federal government is now
> finally admitting, after over 20 years in use, that “neonics” are killing
> bees. Yet, farmers are still spraying dangerous bee-killing neonics on tens
> of millions of acres of farmland across the United States while bees
> continue to die off in droves.2
>
> The EPA has been notoriously slow at responding to this crisis, and its
> previous efforts to restrict neonics use have not gone far enough. *We
> must ramp up pressure on the EPA to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
> once and for all.*
>
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>
> Bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our food production system
> by enabling the production of many of the nuts, fruits and vegetables in
> our diets. In total, pollinators make possible an astounding 35% of global
> food production and contribute more than $24 billion annually to the U.S.
> economy. But the number of managed honeybee colonies in the United States
> has declined from 6 million in the 1940s to just 2.5 million today –
> jeopardizing our food supply and domestic agriculture industry.3
>
> *And the outlook for bee colonies is getting worse.* A recent survey,
> funded in part by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
> revealed that U.S. beekeepers lost over 42% of their colonies between April
> 2014 and April 2015, a significant upswing of losses from the previous year.
> 4
>
> Now that the federal government has admitted the definitive proof that
> neonics are contributing significantly to the collapse of bee colonies,
> it’s time for the EPA to take action to ban these dangerous pesticides
> nationwide before any further harm is done to bee populations.
>
> *Tell the EPA: Ban dangerous bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. Click
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>    1. EPA Releases the First of Four Preliminary Risk Assessments for
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>    ,
>    United States Environmental Protection Agency, January 6, 2016
>    2. Tom Philpott, The EPA Finally Admitted That the World’s Most
>    Popular Pesticide Kills Bees—20 Years Too Late
>    ,
>    Mother Jones, January 7, 2016
>    3. "Fact Sheet: The Economic Challenge Posed by Declining Pollinator
>    Populations
>    ,"
>    The White House, June 20, 2014
>    4. “Colony Loss 2014-2015: Preliminary Results
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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 09:42:51 -0400
Finally one showed up in my backyard! 
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From: Carol Keeler <carolk441 AT adelphia.net>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 18:05:34 -0400
A White Crown Sparrow has made it to Auburn.  I still have White Throats too.

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 21:41:15 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - May 02, 2016
*  NYSY  05. 02. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 25, 2015 
- May 02, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY 
counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: May 02  AT 5:00 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of April 25, 2015. 

Highlights--------------
SNOWY EGRETBRANTEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANEUPLAND 
SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERBLACK TERNSHORT-EARED OWL 


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

     Shorebirds reported this week from the complex were: DUNLIN,  
WILSON’S SNIPE, LEAST SANDPIPER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, KILLDEER, 
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.     4/26: A 
SNOWY EGRET, first reported from the Wildlife Drive was also seen from Towpath 
Road. No subsequent sightings have been reported.     4/30: A SANDHILL CRANE 
was seen at Mays Point.     5/1: An EURASIAN WIGEON continues at Tschache 
Pool. 45 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. rare for spring, were also seen at Tschache 
Pool.5/23: 3SANDHILL CRANES were seen along the Wildlife Trail 


Derby Hill------------
     Another inconsistent week at Derby but with two great days. 4/27 saw a 
flight of 3,747 raptors and the next day saw another 1,155 counted. Two GOLDEN 
EAGLES were seen and a number of SANDHILL CRANES were seen also. On 4/29 a 
SHORT-EARED OWL was observed in flight. 


Oswego County------------
     5/1: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was sgain seen at the Oswego County Airport 
from Howard Road. 


Onondaga county------------
     5/1: A group of BRANT were seen in flight at Three Rivers WMA. 

Madison county------------
     4/27: Some late GREATER and LESSER SCAUP are being seen at Woodman 
Pond. 


Cayuga county------------
      5/2: A BLACK TERN was seen at Fairhaven State Park.

This was a good week for returning migrants and the coming week should be also. 
New birds this week. 

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERYELLOW-THROATED VIREOAMERICAN REDSTARTCOMMON 
YELLOWTHROATBLACK and WHITE WARBLERLINCOLN’S SPARROWBLACK-THROATED GREEN 
WARBLERBOBOLINKCATBIRDGREAT=CRESTED FLYCATCHEREASTERN KINGBIRDWARBLING 
VIREOBLACK TERNYELLOW WARBLERBALTIMORE ORIOLEBLUE-WINGED WARBLERWHITE-CROWNED 
SPARROWSCARLET TANAGERBRANTBLACKBURNIAN WARBLER 

 


          
    .--end report 
    
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Subject: Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird Quest -- walks at new sites over Memorial Day weekend
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 16:17:31 -0400
I will lead walks at four Finger Lakes Land Trust preserves over Memorial
Day weekend, as part of an annual event that we call the Spring Bird Quest
(SBQ).  The destinations are mostly different from past years, showing off
some of the Land Trust’s newer major acquisitions, which are great for
birds and well within an hour’s drive of Ithaca, but still barely known
among many of our local birders.



Please see below for a list of walks.  For more information and directions
to all sites, including specific information about parking, please see
http://www.fllt.org/events/.



There is no charge for these walks, but I invite everyone to consider
making a pledge in support of my SBQ tally of bird species found on these
walks and possibly at other Land Trust preserves over the weekend.  Over
ten years, SBQ donations in support of the Land Trust’s continued
conservation efforts have exceeded $44,000.  Please contact me if you’d
like to make a pledge, or donate a flat amount at
http://www.fllt.org/donate/.  If you do donate via the website, please
specify the gift in honor of “SBQ.”



Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I hope to see many of
you later this month at the preserves!



Mark Chao

Ithaca



PS.  It appears that a pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS is trying to nest in a box
installed by my wife Miyoko Chu in our yard in northeast Ithaca.  I just
saw a female enter the box with nest material.  The male has been hanging
around too.













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Saturday, May 28

8:00 AM

High Vista Nature Preserve

Village of Scott



Woods and streams near Skaneateles Lake.  Breeding Hooded Warbler, Mourning
Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, and
Louisiana Waterthrush have all been found here in recent years.  Former
spot for Cerulean Warbler.



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Saturday, May 28

10:00 AM

Hinchcliff Family Preserve

Town of Spafford



206 acres of fields and mixed hardwoods, with sweeping views of Skaneateles
Lake.   I’ve never birded here in spring, but I am optimistic that we will
find a lot of charismatic species.  This preserve is just a few miles up
the road from the High Vista Nature Preserve.



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Sunday, May 29

8:00 AM

Logan Hill Nature Preserve

Town of Candor



Mixed woods and fields filled with birds and butterflies.  On May 29, 2015,
Betsy Darlington and I found Hooded and Prairie Warblers among 48 bird
species.  No promises, but this is the best place I know in the area for
finding American Woodcocks on the ground by day.



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Monday, May 30

8:30 AM

VanRiper Conservation Area

Town of Romulus



A steep walk down to 1400 feet of lake shore, plus early successional
upland woods.  I think that Prairie and Blue-winged Warblers breed here,
and possibly Hooded too.

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Subject: Re:cayugabirds-l digest: April 29, 2016
From: "Beth A. Bannister" <bab47 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 15:35:32 +0000
Yesterday, May 1 I heard a Prairie Warbler and a Chestnut-Sided Warbler at the 
Cornell Plantations in the area of the overlook with the gong. 

Also this morning I work to the sweet song of Wood Thrush, but I think I live 
slightly out of basin on Michigan Hollow Rd in Danby. 

Happy Birding!
Beth

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CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Friday, April 29, 2016.

1. Grosbeak
2. Re: Nashville warbler; also Yellow Warbler
3. WOOD THRUSH
4. RB Grosbeak and Brown Trasher in Trumbull Corners
5. Catbird
6. White-crowned
7. Re: Catbird
8. A. Redstart
9. Lansing Warblers, others
10. Re: Catbird
11. Goldfinch migrants

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Subject: Grosbeak
From: Carol Keeler 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:33:33 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I checked my feeders first thing this morning and there was a RB Grosbeak . 
They must have moved north quickly. My new bird feeder migrants have kept pace 
with Ithaca. I also have 5 W TH Sparrows. I didn't get the huge fallout others 
did. I still have a few Juncos. Yesterday the Purple Finch was back. 

Looks like I better get my Oriole feeders out.

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Subject: Re: Nashville warbler; also Yellow Warbler
From: Nari Mistry 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:42:08 -0400
X-Message-Number: 2

Yesterday afternoon I was lucky to catch sight of a Nashville Warbler
that flew in to our box elder for one very brief second and then flew
off. I was surprised that it was quite high up in the tree and was  not
foraging in bushes, probably just arrived. Also a brief look at a Yellow
Warbler. Luckily I had my binoculars with me as I sat swinging in a
hammock -- pretty hard to grab and focus on these birds at all while
swinging!

Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd.


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Subject: WOOD THRUSH
From: Donna Lee Scott 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:28:38 +0000
X-Message-Number: 3

Is back in my woods this morning, singing E-OH-Lay, right on schedule.
He joins the gaily singing BROWN THRASHER, who is sitting high in a cottonwood 
tree. 


Donna

Donna L. Scott
535 Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY


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Subject: RB Grosbeak and Brown Trasher in Trumbull Corners
From: Dave Gislason 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:03:00 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 4

My first Grosbeak this season on a feeder with a Brown Thrasher underneath.

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Subject: Catbird
From: Carol Keeler 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:07 -0400
X-Message-Number: 5

My Catbird is back.  It just came to the jelly feeder.

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: White-crowned
From: Betsy Darlington 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:14:11 -0400
X-Message-Number: 6

We have a white-crowned sparrow in our yard today (near Collegetown in
Ithaca), the first one this year.  Seems happy to be with the mob of
white-throats and goldfinches.
Betsy

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Subject: Re: Catbird
From: david nicosia 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:03:30 +0000 (UTC)
X-Message-Number: 7

Mine came back too!!!

      From: Carol Keeler 
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My Catbird is back.  It just came to the jelly feeder.

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Subject: A. Redstart
From: Donna Scott 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:17:34 -0400
X-Message-Number: 8

Just found a brightly colored male AMERICAN REDSTART foraging in my woods!
Lans. Station rd, Lansing
Donna Scott

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Subject: Lansing Warblers, others
From: Donna Scott 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:57:59 -0400
X-Message-Number: 9

BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, YELLOW RUMPED WARBLERS, RUBY & 
GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS, PALM WARBLER, W.T. & CHIPPING SPARROWS, along with 
usual woodpeckers & feeder birds 

In & around woods, thickets & yard on Lansing Station Rd.
Donna Scott

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Subject: Re: Catbird
From: Sue Norvell 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:17:52 -0400
X-Message-Number: 10

"Our" catbird arrived this morning too - repeatedly enjoyed suet from the 
feeder throughout the day. 


Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Goldfinch migrants
From: Sue Norvell 
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:08:16 -0400
X-Message-Number: 11

We had 7-10 goldfinches at our feeder regularly throughout the winter. By last 
week nearly all the males seemed to have their new plumage. This morning the 
yard was alive with a swirl of new arrivals: their molt was noticeably less 
complete than that of our winter residents. Many were clearly unused to the 
feeder, though they caught on quickly. At least 20 at one point during the day. 
Really hard to count! 


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Subject: Re: feeder Raven
From: Brenda Best <bestbird AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 10:37:03 -0400
Asher, for the first time, I have a pair of crows at my feeders. One has 
figured out it can hang from the bottom of the basket by its feet to get the 
suet. I've tried to get a picture, but they always see me inside. 


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> We have had our feeder visited the past few days by a Raven. It appears he is 
trying to figure out how to get to the suet. There is no close perch so he sits 
on the railing which puts it about two inches out of his reach. Perhaps we'll 
scatter some peanuts or corn, but the squirrels may be a deterrent to that 
idea. 

> 
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individual. 

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Subject: McLean Merlin nest - help.
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 12:43:56 +0000
A friend told me of twice seeing a Merlin in McLean. I went out this morning, 
got out of the car, walked 100 m and heard/saw a Merlin. I watched it for an 
hour until the rain got hard. 



The Merlin flew within the triangle formed by Elm Tree Inn at the apex, and Rts 
104 and 180 and Cemetery Lane, closer to 180 than 104. It flew up to the 
southern edge of the cemetery. I guess the nest is very near this area. But, I 
haven't found it and can't monitor the survival and prey brought to the female 
and nestlings unless I do. 



Any help would be appreciated. The male usually brings breakfast to the 
incubating female some time between 6:30 and 7:30. 



Thanks,


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Subject: R-b Grosbeak
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 08:33:56 -0400
The Raven dominated my brain so much that I forgot to mention we also had
our first R-b Grosbeak on Saturday. Nyger socks now shared by goldfinches
and Pine Siskins.

Hummingbird feeders up for nearly two weeks now, but no sign of them.

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Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 06:42:20 -0400
Male--over my feeders this am. Yes, just a bit outside the basin, but the bird 
flew toward the boundary and Fall Creek…and of course, there were reports 
starting 25th April. :) 


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Subject: Re: feeder Raven
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 22:02:30 +0000
Awesome! I wish I had that as a feeder bird. I expect that if it wants the suet 
that badly that it will find a way to get it, provided it isn't scared away. I 
don't think ravens are as gymnastically, physically astute as gray squirrels, 
but if there's a will, there will be a way. If you want to encourage it to keep 
trying, why not hang a piece of raw bacon from the suet feeder into the raven's 
reach? Squirrels won't be interested in that. 



Best (enviously),


Kevin


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We have had our feeder visited the past few days by a Raven. It appears he is 
trying to figure out how to get to the suet. There is no close perch so he sits 
on the railing which puts it about two inches out of his reach. Perhaps we'll 
scatter some peanuts or corn, but the squirrels may be a deterrent to that 
idea. 


Anyway, it's really nice to get such close looks of this fascinating 
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
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Still at Tschache Pool.
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Subject: Willet
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 20:00:56 +0000
Willet on Eaton with 18 Dowitchers until 3:45 when they flew off to the South. 
Maybe to visitors center. 


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Subject: Dryden Lake
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Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 15:53:43 -0400
A pair of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS was the only thing of note on Dryden Lake
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Subject: Singing Bobolink
From: Robyn Bailey <rb644 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 17:33:14 +0000
Yesterday I had a singing male Bobolink at Lansing Center Trail. This was a 
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spring and summer. It was near the second entrance across from the ball fields, 
in some phragmites. 

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Subject: feeder Raven
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 13:28:40 -0400
We have had our feeder visited the past few days by a Raven. It appears he
is trying to figure out how to get to the suet. There is no close perch so
he sits on the railing which puts it about two inches out of his reach.
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Subject: Willets, Myers Point
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 11:00:29 -0400
Eight WESTERN WILLETS continue at the tip of the spit at Myers.

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Subject: Pine Siskins
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 09:50:36 -0400
I still have 8 Pine Siskins coming to my feeders.
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Subject: radar this evening: migration v rain
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016 02:18:32 +0000 (GMT)
There's some migration going on, but there's also rain moving in from the west 
in an arc which stretches south of us. Will the rain cause a fallout here, or 
will it cut off the supply of migrants from the south beforehand? Tomorrow 
morning may be interesting, or it may just be wet. 


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Subject: Re: Merlin nest - City Cemetery
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:22:53 -0400
John, where in Ithaca is the cemetery?
Thanks
Pete Saracino

On 4/30/2016 2:09 PM, John Confer wrote:
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> There is an incubating Merlin in the City Cemetery. From east to west, 
> it is in about the middle. From north to south it is in the northern 
> half. It is in the more northern of a pair of very tall White Pine. 
> Neither the nest, nor the frequently used plucking post in adjacent, 
> tall spruce can be seen from underneath the tree. They are visible as 
> far as I can tell only from the northern side of the cemetery. 
> Incubation began yesterday or the day before, and if successful the 
> eggs should hatch in 26-28 days.
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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow, South Hill--yes
From: Jay McGowan <jmcgowan57 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:27:40 -0400
The Henslow's is now singing again from the southern part of the taller
grass on the west side of West King Road north of Sandbank. They often sing
at night, so it may go for some time.
On Apr 30, 2016 5:22 PM, "Jay McGowan"  wrote:

> Alex Wiebe found a singing HENSLOW'S SPARROW along West King Road north of
> Sandbank Road around 11:00AM today. It was singing from the taller grass
> off the road to the west. Quite a few observers attempted to refind it from
> the road this afternoon without success, as far as I am aware. We did speak
> with the owners of the land and they thanks us for respecting the posted
> signs and asked us to continue to do so, so please do not walk out into the
> fields. Any further positive reports will be posted.
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Subject: Henslow's Sparrow, South Hill--NO
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:22:02 -0400
Alex Wiebe found a singing HENSLOW'S SPARROW along West King Road north of
Sandbank Road around 11:00AM today. It was singing from the taller grass
off the road to the west. Quite a few observers attempted to refind it from
the road this afternoon without success, as far as I am aware. We did speak
with the owners of the land and they thanks us for respecting the posted
signs and asked us to continue to do so, so please do not walk out into the
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Subject: Merlin nest - City Cemetery
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:09:36 +0000
There is an incubating Merlin in the City Cemetery. From east to west, it is in 
about the middle. From north to south it is in the northern half. It is in the 
more northern of a pair of very tall White Pine. Neither the nest, nor the 
frequently used plucking post in adjacent, tall spruce can be seen from 
underneath the tree. They are visible as far as I can tell only from the 
northern side of the cemetery. Incubation began yesterday or the day before, 
and if successful the eggs should hatch in 26-28 days. 



Any observations sent to confer AT ithaca.edu would be appreciated.


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Subject: Goldfinch migrants
From: Sue Norvell <Snorvell2 AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:08:16 -0400
We had 7-10 goldfinches at our feeder regularly throughout the winter. By last 
week nearly all the males seemed to have their new plumage. This morning the 
yard was alive with a swirl of new arrivals: their molt was noticeably less 
complete than that of our winter residents. Many were clearly unused to the 
feeder, though they caught on quickly. At least 20 at one point during the day. 
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Subject: Re: Catbird
From: Sue Norvell <Snorvell2 AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:17:52 -0400
"Our" catbird arrived this morning too - repeatedly enjoyed suet from the 
feeder throughout the day. 


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Subject: Lansing Warblers, others
From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:57:59 -0400
BLACK THROATED GREEN WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, YELLOW RUMPED WARBLERS, RUBY & 
GOLDEN CROWNED KINGLETS, PALM WARBLER, W.T. & CHIPPING SPARROWS, along with 
usual woodpeckers & feeder birds 

In & around woods, thickets & yard on Lansing Station Rd. 
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From: Donna Scott <dls999 AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:17:34 -0400
Just found a brightly colored male AMERICAN REDSTART foraging in my woods!
Lans. Station rd, Lansing
Donna Scott

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From: david nicosia <daven1024 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:03:30 +0000 (UTC)
Mine came back too!!! 

      From: Carol Keeler 
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My Catbird is back.  It just came to the jelly feeder.

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From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:14:11 -0400
We have a white-crowned sparrow in our yard today (near Collegetown in
Ithaca), the first one this year.  Seems happy to be with the mob of
white-throats and goldfinches.
Betsy

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From: Carol Keeler <carolk441 AT adelphia.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:07 -0400
My Catbird is back.  It just came to the jelly feeder.

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Subject: RB Grosbeak and Brown Trasher in Trumbull Corners
From: Dave Gislason <dgiffer AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:03:00 +0000 (UTC)
My first Grosbeak this season on a feeder with a Brown Thrasher underneath.

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Subject: WOOD THRUSH
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:28:38 +0000
Is back in my woods this morning, singing E-OH-Lay, right on schedule.
He joins the gaily singing BROWN THRASHER, who is sitting high in a cottonwood 
tree. 


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Subject: Re:Nashville warbler; also Yellow Warbler
From: Nari Mistry <nbm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:42:08 -0400
Yesterday afternoon I was lucky to catch sight of a Nashville Warbler 
that flew in to our box elder for one very brief second and then flew 
off. I was surprised that it was quite high up in the tree and was  not 
foraging in bushes, probably just arrived. Also a brief look at a Yellow 
Warbler. Luckily I had my binoculars with me as I sat swinging in a 
hammock -- pretty hard to grab and focus on these birds at all while 
swinging!

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Subject: Grosbeak
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441 AT adelphia.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:33:33 -0400
I checked my feeders first thing this morning and there was a RB Grosbeak . 
They must have moved north quickly. My new bird feeder migrants have kept pace 
with Ithaca. I also have 5 W TH Sparrows. I didn't get the huge fallout others 
did. I still have a few Juncos. Yesterday the Purple Finch was back. 

Looks like I better get my Oriole feeders out.

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Subject: Prairie Warbler, etc.
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:10:39 +0000 (GMT)
This morning I biked over to Stewart Park on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. My 
goal was to refind Palm Warbler and Spotted Sandpiper - along with any other 
new migrants - for my fossil-fuel-free list. Before I even got to the Farmer's 
Market I met that goal when a SPOTTED SANDPIPER flew along the shore of Cayuga 
Inlet nearby and 2 PALM WARBLERS and a YELLOW WARBLER foraged in brushy 
vegetation nearby. At the Farmers' Market I found a LEAST FLYCATCHER in a tree 
in the parking lot, a WARBLING VIREO in another nearby tree and a second in a 
willow along the Inlet. Continuing along the trail north of the wastewater 
treatment plant I found more of the same warblers, joined by a PRAIRIE WARBLER 
(which appeared to fly north and away across Cascadilla Creek) and a NASHVILLE 
WARBLER with other warblers in spruces just inside the fence. 



2 YELLOW WARBLERS, 3 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, a PALM WARBLER, and a BLUE-GRAY 
GNATCATCHER continue at the Swan Pond, but it took multiple trips around the 
loop for me to see them all. 




I also saw 2 CHIMNEY SWIFTS high over the area near North Tioga Street and 
Cascadilla Avenue & Creek. 




Yesterday I first saw the OSPREY platform at the east end of Stewart Park in 
use. A presumed female sat on the platform while a presumed male brought a 
substantial stick. The stick fell off to the ground, but I hope he gets some 
credit for effort. 




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Subject: FOY Oriole
From: Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt AT aol.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:36 -0400
I've been wondering when Orioles would show up at our lakeside cottage! Time to 
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Subject: Towhees and White-throated Sparrows
From: "clr82 AT juno.com" <clr82@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:59:16 GMT
For two days a pair of Eastern towhees have been hanging out near our feeders 
on the ground. Today they joined the white-throated sparrows on our window sill 
platform feeder over the past 2 hours. This has been a first-time yard bird. 
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Subject: warblers, nesting downy
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:39:54 -0400
Yellow warblers and yellow rumped warblers flitting over Cascadilla Creek
around Hancock and Yates St. bridges this morning.  Downy woodpecker
excavating nesting cavity in tree near top of Cascadilla Park Road in dead
tree on up hill side of road just before the last hairpin turn.

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Subject: Grosbeak, Sparrows, House Finch mating dance
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:27:26 -0400
They're on the move.  We had our first ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (male) at 
our feeders this morning.  Also, our WHITE-THROATED SPARROW numbers seem 
to have dropped off overnight.  Only counted 20 or so thus far today 
(45+ yesterday).  We now have 2 WHITE-CROWNS.  It's nice to hear their 
plaintive song again.

I was amused to watch 2 male HOUSE FINCH flitting (dancing?) up and down 
at each other on our roof, while a female sat next to them appearing to 
be totally uninterested in their shenanigans.  If I were to substitute 
members of our own species in this play,  I can imagine the female 
thinking to herself, "You guys are weird!"

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Subject: Re: White-throats
From: Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:16:52 -0400
We have had our most ever WT Sparrows this year too.  Holly counted 22 this
morning...normally we have 4-6 at a time.

Also FOY House Wren s and Field Sparrows today for us.




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> As of this past Friday, we've been having large numbers of WHITE-THROATED
> SPARROWS.  Since Monday we've conservatively had 45 in our yard.  Before
> last Friday, we had been having very large numbers of JUNCOS -- as many as
> 60.  When the White-throats migrated in Thursday night, the bulk of the
> Juncos coincidentally migrated out (don't like each other?!?!?).  I've been
> making sure to keep the lawn at our back feeders well supplied with white
> millet.
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> Today we had our first of the year WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.  It looked a bit
> perplexed being surrounded by the large number of White-Throats everywhere.
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Subject: Re: Nashville warbler
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:41:27 +0000
Also 2 palm warblers in that group of birds. 

Laura

Laura Stenzler
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> On Apr 28, 2016, at 10:37 AM, Laura Stenzler  wrote:
> 
> There was a Nashville warbler moving along with ruby crowned kinglets and 
yellow-rumped warblers along monkey run south this morning around 10:30. 

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Subject: White-throated Sparrows in Trumbull Corners, Newfield
From: Dave Gislason <dgiffer AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:37:41 +0000 (UTC)
I've had 2 White-throateds since last Friday under my feeders. Yesterday 
evening when I came home, there was a flock of 17 - the most I've ever had in 
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Subject: Nashville warbler
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:37:26 +0000
There was a Nashville warbler moving along with ruby crowned kinglets and 
yellow-rumped warblers along monkey run south this morning around 10:30. 


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Subject: Merlin nests
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:08:48 +0000
I am again this year trying to monitor nest location, nesting success, and prey 
brought to nests by Merlin. Last year thanks to the help of many on the 
listserve, I, Mark Witmer, Madeline Ulinski, Ann Herzig, and Sam Ayers reported 
on 7 regional nests in the article "NESTING MERLINS (Falco columbarius) IN AND 
NEAR ITHACA, NEW YORK, 2015" in the September issue of The Kingbird. Our sample 
of 7 nests was interesting to find for the Ithaca area, but is not 
statistically very meaningful. 


So far this year, with help from several people, particularly the crow people, 
I have located five nests or nesting areas. As of this morning, I watched three 
females sitting near a nest and occasionally flying up to the probable nest, 
but not sitting on the nest for a prolonged time. The male and female drive 
other birds and squirrels away, perhaps because the female has laid an 
incomplete clutch and they are trying to protect the eggs prior to incubation. 
I am reluctant to share these nest locations until the female starts prolonged 
sitting on the nest, indicative of a complete clutch and a high probability of 
staying on the nest, which greatly decreases the probability of abandoning the 
nest area. When incubation starts, I will be glad to share these locations of 
the nests of these attractive and photogenic birds then. Last year, the 
earliest known incubation was on 4 May. The tally of five nests includes a 
report of Merlin on Wells College campus, as last year. I don't have time to 
get up there to monitor that nest. Any takers? 


In the mean time, I am trying to add to that small sample again this year. Any 
reports of the location of nesting behavior by Merlins would be appreciated. 


Kee kee kee kee kee

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Subject: Sapsucker Woods Warblers
From: Brad Walker <edgarallenhoopoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:14:49 +0000
A NASHVILLE WARBLER is foraging low near the Charlie Harper Bench (just
west of the Sherwood Platform) and a YELLOW WARBLER is near the
Observatory. Otherwise, it was rather quiet today.

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Subject: FW: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Twitchell Rd Loggerhead - Not yet this am - Alec Humann
From: Sue Barth <suebarth AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:43:54 -0400
Forwarding for Alec Humann who is on Twitchell Road right now. Please contact 
him (716-604-2971) if you have any info regarding the Loggerhead Shrike. 


Thanks!
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Subject: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Twitchell Rd Loggerhead - Not yet this am - 
Alec Humann 


I'm on Twitchell now and have been since dawn and have not seen the bird...yet! 
Doesn't mean it's not around, but I thought I'd report anyhow. Having a slight 
anxiety attack :) If anyone else is out looking this morning and sees the 
shrike, I'd love to know! Thanks! 

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Subject: Re:foy Palm Warbler
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:32:29 -0400
Oops, looked again and found the Palm Warbler sighting on 4/2.

On Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 8:19 AM, marsha kardon  wrote:

> I'm posting this now because I didn't see a palm warbler on the 2016
> Cayuga Lake Basin First Records list that Dave posted:  Barbara Bauer and I
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> 4/27, at about 9am.  It had a beautiful bright rusty cap and very visible
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Subject: foy Palm Warbler
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:19:42 -0400
I'm posting this now because I didn't see a palm warbler on the 2016 Cayuga
Lake Basin First Records list that Dave posted:  Barbara Bauer and I saw a
Palm Warbler in the bushes near the swan pen overlook yesterday, 4/27, at
about 9am.  It had a beautiful bright rusty cap and very visible yellow
under-tail area.  Marsha Kardon

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http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

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