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21 Feb Snowy Owl, Ovid []
20 Feb Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
20 Feb Re: Snow geese moving north [Peter ]
20 Feb Re: Snow geese moving north [Joshua Snodgrass ]
20 Feb Redhead x Ring-necked Duck hybrid, Union Springs [Jay McGowan ]
20 Feb Re: Snow geese moving north [Peter ]
20 Feb Morning birds/injured RT [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Feb Mud Lock bald eagle is nesting 2/19//17 [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
19 Feb Snow geese and other lake birds [Anne Marie Johnson ]
19 Feb Snowy owl [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Feb Snowy owl [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Feb Snowy owl [Donna Lee Scott ]
19 Feb RE:Snow geese moving north ["Scott A. Anthony" ]
19 Feb Snow geese moving north [Laura Stenzler ]
16 Feb Re: Fox sparrow [Laurie Ray ]
16 Feb Re: Fox sparrow [Dave Nutter ]
16 Feb enterprising Juncos ["clr82 AT juno.com" ]
16 Feb yard birds [Bard Prentiss ]
16 Feb Fox sparrow [Yvonne Fogarty ]
14 Feb Owl Pellet Dissection for kids 8-12 February 21st and 23rd [Lindsay Irene Glasner ]
13 Feb Pixar Short Film on Sandpiper [Sandy Wold ]
13 Feb Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
13 Feb Save the date! "Free Spirits" opening reception March 13th ["Marie P. Read" ]
13 Feb REMINDER: Cayuga Bird Club February meeting and speaker dinner [Laura Stenzler ]
13 Feb Re: Robins [Anne Marie Whelan ]
10 Feb Hawthorns, Robins and Waxwings [Regi Teasley ]
10 Feb Cayuga Bird Club February meeting and speaker dinner ["clr82 AT juno.com" ]
9 Feb CBC Field Trip Around The Lake this Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm [Ann Mitchell ]
7 Feb Cowbirds ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
6 Feb Re: Robins [Carol Cedarholm ]
6 Feb Snowy Owls Seybolt and Hoster Rd [Dave K ]
6 Feb Re: Robins [AB Clark ]
6 Feb Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
6 Feb crows [Bill Mcaneny ]
6 Feb Re: Robins [Marc Devokaitis ]
6 Feb Seneca Falls Gryfalcon [bob mcguire ]
06 Feb Re: Robins [Carol Cedarholm ]
5 Feb Re: Robins [Ann Mitchell ]
5 Feb Re: Robins [Gladys Birdsall ]
5 Feb Peregrine at Myer's eating a gull ["Liisa S. Mobley" ]
5 Feb RE: Robins [Donna Lee Scott ]
05 Feb Robins [Carol Cedarholm ]
5 Feb Ring-necked Ducks [Donna Lee Scott ]
4 Feb Ross's Gull No [Joe DeVito ]
4 Feb Bald Eagle nest on Maplewood Road in Ulysses [Sarah Gould ]
4 Feb Travel Vest for Sale [Sandy Wold ]
3 Feb Monday Night Seminar: David Bonter--Of Islands and Undergrads [Marc Devokaitis ]
3 Feb Birds of North America Paper Series - FREE [bob mcguire ]
3 Feb Fwd: FYI for nature photography lovers [AB Clark ]
3 Feb Eagle Huntress showing at Cornell Cinema this weekend [Diane Morton ]
31 Jan Re: Lab of O documentary? - Birds of Prey, Th Feb 2 ["Lois C. Levitan" ]
31 Jan Re: Lab of O documentary? [Nancy Tonachel Gabriel ]
31 Jan Lab of O documentary? [Carol Cedarholm ]
31 Jan RE: Lab of O documentary? ["Sandra J. Kisner" ]
30 Jan Siena Screech [Suan Yong ]
30 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
30 Jan Bluebirds [Sue Rakow ]
30 Jan Pileated Woodpecker/ grapes [Donna Lee Scott ]
29 Jan Stewart Park Highlights [Sandy Wold ]
29 Jan Re: Barred Owl []
29 Jan RE: Barred Owl [Marty Schlabach ]
29 Jan Re: Barred Owl [Yvonne Fogarty ]
29 Jan Re: Barred Owl [Donna Lee Scott ]
29 Jan Short eared owl [Donna Lee Scott ]
27 Jan Seybolt Rd Shrikes and caterpillars [Dave K ]
28 Jan Barred Owl [bob mcguire ]
26 Jan Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip, Saturday Jan 28 [Diane Morton ]
26 Jan Re: American Coots ["Therese O'Connor" ]
26 Jan Spring Field Ornithology 2017 [Marc Devokaitis ]
26 Jan American Coots ["Elaina M. McCartney" ]
23 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
22 Jan Siena Drive screech-owl continues [Mark Chao ]
21 Jan Cayuga Lake Park, FL Airport [M Miller ]
21 Jan Snow Geese [Laura Stenzler ]
21 Jan White-crowned Sparrows at Game Farm ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
19 Jan Peregrine Myers Point [Jim Borden ]

Subject: Snowy Owl, Ovid
From: <tess AT fltg.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:49:23 -0500

	At 8:25 am today, an unusually white Snowy Owl was near the corner
of Wycoff Road and Cty Rte 129 in the Town of Ovid.  It was about .2
mile south of the intersection, on the west side of 129, about 150'
from the road on a small rise.  A female harrier was hunting in the
same large field further south.

Alicia

P.S.  I was thinking about Marty Schlaback and how he spotted a
Snowy Owl in a tree in the same area a few years ago, and wondering
why none were in the area now, when I spotted it - thanks, Marty! 



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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:12:51 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - February 20 2017
*  NYSY  02.20.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 13, 
2017 - February 20 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 20  AT 5 
p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of February 13, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
SURF SCOTERTUNDRA SWANSOSPREYMERLINGYRFALCON (Extralimital)LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLTHAYER’S GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKENORTHERN 
SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)NORTHERN SHRIKEFOX SPARROW 



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

     2/19: 30 TUNDRA SWANS were seen from the Visitor’s Center.

Onondaga County------------
     2/17: An overwintering FOX SPARROW was again seen in the Valley Drive 
area in Elbridge.     2/18: A SAW-WHET OWL was again seen on the bog Trail 
at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville.1 ICELAND GULL and 2 
GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen at the south end of Onondaga Lake from the Creek Walk 
along Onondaga Creek.     2/19: A very early OSPREY was reported from Rt. 
481 in the Town of Clay near Maple Drive. 


Oswego County------------
     2/14: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was again seen at the Lock on the 
Oswego River in Phoenix. A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE is continuing to be seen with 
the gulls at Oswego Harbor. Also seen that day was a SURF SCOTER.     2/15: 
A juvenile THAYER’S GULL continues at the lock in Phoenix.     2/18: 2 
THAYER’S GULLS were seen at the lock in Phoenix. A SURF SCOTER was again seen 
at Oswego Harbor. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the east end of Rt. 104A near 
Rt. 104.      2/19: A GLAUCOUS GULL was reported at Oswego Harbor. 2 
ICELAND GULLS were seen at the lock in Phoenix.     2/20: A GLAUCOUS GULL 
and 62 TUNDRA SWANS were seen on Oneida Lake at Brewerton. 


Madison County------------
     2/15: A MERLIN was seen at Sullivan Town Park.

Herkimer county------------
     2/17: A MERLIN was seen in Salisbury Center.

Extralimital------------
     After a weeks absence the GYRFALCON seen in Seneca County south of 
Seneca Falls was reported twice this week, on 2/13 and 2/20. Both times it was 
near or at the Stone Quarry at the corner of North Hoster and Canoga Roads. 

     One and sometimes two GREAT GRAY OWLS continue to be seen daily at 
Robert Moses State Park near Massena in St. Lawrence county. Today’s sighting 
was on Hawkins Point Road. 


Migrants this week.
     An OSPREY seen this week in Onondaga County is most likely a migrant. 
Increasing numbers of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS and TURKEY VULTURES, birds usually 
seen here in small numbers in winter, seem to indicate these are also probably 
migrants, 




-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Re: Snow geese moving north
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:11:28 -0500
It's right around the corner.

On another note, has anyone seen the Gyrfalcon of late?

I've been down there about 12 times and have not seen it. I've found 
EVERYTHING but!! I found the fountain of youth, the lost city of 
Coronado, the lost Inca gold, even the Holy Grail.  But alas, no falcon....

Enjoy the sunshine all. It's REAL medicine.

Pete Sar


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> 2 FOY  Common Grackles in with about 25 Red-winged blackbirds, and a 
> few cowbirds today in my yard in Interlaken. Yay Spring!
> -Josh
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Subject: Re: Snow geese moving north
From: Joshua Snodgrass <cedarshiva AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:38:39 -0500
2 FOY  Common Grackles in with about 25 Red-winged blackbirds, and a few
cowbirds today in my yard in Interlaken. Yay Spring!
-Josh

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Subject: Redhead x Ring-necked Duck hybrid, Union Springs
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:14:26 -0500
Highlights from some birding in Cayuga County this morning:

The SNOWY OWL found by Donna Scott on Indian Field Road yesterday continues
in the same area:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34558279

Three NORTHERN SHOVELERS and two GREEN-WINGED TEAL continue on the Factory
Street pond in Union Springs. More exciting, however, was the male REDHEAD
x RING-NECKED DUCK HYBRID hanging out with a female Redhead on the same
pond. Photos and some quick notes are here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34563216
It looks very similar to the other individuals I have seen of this cross,
although I was able to see the face pattern and color and wing pattern
better than I have before. Definitely worth keeping an eye out for this
bird if you are in the area.

Jay

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Subject: Re: Snow geese moving north
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:53:31 -0500
Lots of redwings here in Phelps New York as of LAST week...

Pete Saracino


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Subject: Morning birds/injured RT
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:05:41 +0000
250-ish Snow Geese in raft on lake
Immature Bald Eagle fly by.
2 N. Flickers calling from opposite sides of yard
Usual suspects at feeders
Lots of bird song early

Sadly, after day of good birding at Salt Pt & inland up north, yesterday, my 
neighbor alerted me to injured Red Tailed Hawk he earlier found by road. It was 
no longer where he saw it, but 

 I located it in my little woods near RR track, wrapped it in blanket (little 
resistance, tho bird was alert), got it gently into a pet carrier & ultimately 
took it to Cornell Vet School wildlife vet last night. 

They will assess its injuries today.

Donna Scott
Lansing/Cayuga Lake
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Subject: Mud Lock bald eagle is nesting 2/19//17
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:24:51 -0500
Saw her on the nest in the big tree just after 1 p.m. today.

Dozens & dozens of swans, hundreds of snow & Canada geese were between 
Cayuga & the Lock.

Fritzie

Union Springs


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Subject: Snow geese and other lake birds
From: Anne Marie Johnson <annemariejohnson AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:51:26 -0500
We checked a few spots around the lake today, and there was a huge raft of 
Snow Geese in the center of the lake, between Aurora and Dean's Cove. Other 
highlights included a nice aythya flock off the boat ramp at Cayuga Lake 
State Park with geese and Common Mergansers mixed in. At least 10 mostly 
young Bald Eagles were sprinkled along the ice edge. There were lots of 
Tundra Swans just south of Mud Lock with some ducks, but we didn't scope 
them. On the Factory Pond in Union Springs, we found 3 male Northern 
Shovelers and a pair of Green-winged Teals.

Speaking of eagles, on Friday I saw an adult and a young Bald Eagle perched 
on a branch near the white lighthouse jetty from Hog Hole. The adult would 
sometimes harass the young eagle. At one point the young eagle flew in a 
low circle toward the shore and back, flushing up ducks as it went but not 
seeming to make a play for any of them. It may have been looking for fish 
instead. I theorized that the adult was a parent trying to get the kid to 
hunt for itself.

Beautiful weekend to be outside!

Tim and Anne Marie Johnson

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Subject: Snowy owl
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:04:51 +0000
42•43'8"N.  76•33'55"W
South from jct. w poplar ridge rd.
North of road which is north of jct. w Ledyard rd.
& Indian Field Rd.

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Subject: Snowy owl
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:53:19 +0000
Sitting on ground, East side of rd at jct. of dry yellow grass & green weedy 
corn stubble. 


Donna Scott
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Subject: Snowy owl
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:50:20 +0000
On Indian field rd ~2 miles north of rt. 90

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Subject: RE:Snow geese moving north
From: "Scott A. Anthony" <saa24 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:01:59 +0000
Hi,

I had hundreds of Robins yesterday behind my place on Ellishollow Road.

Scott A.

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese moving north

Just had our first of the year snow geese fly north over our house on Hunt Hill 
Rd, east of Ithaca. Also robins in the yard. 


Laura

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Subject: Snow geese moving north
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:22:52 +0000
Just had our first of the year snow geese fly north over our house on Hunt Hill 
Rd, east of Ithaca. Also robins in the yard. 


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Subject: Re: Fox sparrow
From: Laurie Ray <lauriel1963 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:37:23 -0500
I have had a fox sparrow coming to my feeder area, occasionally, since
Christmas. Such a beautiful bird.

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> Hi all,
> We have a fox sparrow at our bird feeder today. It is hanging out with the
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Subject: Re: Fox sparrow
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:55:54 -0500
As far as I know, Yvonne, yours is the first 2017 Fox Sparrow found in the 
Cayuga Lake Basin. 

Another species which migrates early was also first reported today: a Golden 
Eagle seen by Tim Lenz northbound over the Lab of O. 

Happy sort-of-Spring!
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> Hi all, 
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From: "clr82 AT juno.com" <clr82@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:11:05 GMT
This afternoon there were several juncos at our feeding station. Despite 
multiple other offerings, 3 of them flew up to a side porch railing and began 
attempting to use a Niger seed sock. Not being able to hang from it and pull 
out the seed, they perfected a different method. They took turns standing on a 
block of wood on the railing, so they were about 8" below the sock, then they 
jumped up and butted the sock with their head. This dislodged 2 or 3 seeds at a 
time which they gobbled up! Everything is quiet out there now but this behavior 
lasted for about 20 minutes.Colleen Richards 

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Subject: yard birds
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:08:46 -0500
Hi Alll,
This morning I was visited by two quite special, to me, yard birds. First a 
Brown Creeper appeared in a the tree near my feeders. it stayed in the yard for 
about 10 minutes. An hour or so later a Carolina Wren showed up. It only stayed 
for a minute or so and didn't visit the suet feeders which were in use by E. 
Starlings. I'm hopeful it will return soon. 


Best,
Bard

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Dryden, NY 13053
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Subject: Fox sparrow
From: Yvonne Fogarty <yvonnefogarty AT icloud.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:49:22 -0500
Hi all, 
We have a fox sparrow at our bird feeder today. It is hanging out with the 
white throated sparrows. Has anyone else seen then? I don't usually see them 
til spring. 

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Subject: Owl Pellet Dissection for kids 8-12 February 21st and 23rd
From: Lindsay Irene Glasner <lig27 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:40:06 +0000
Morning everyone!

I wanted to let you all know that BirdSleuth K-12 will be hosting an owl pellet 
dissection for kids 8-12 during February break (February 21st and 23rd) at the 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Kids will learn about ecology, food webs, and 
trophic levels; and identify bones and reconstruct skeletons. This hands-on 
workshop is for homeschoolers and local school kids on vacation and will engage 
participants in the mystery and wonder of exploring owl pellets. Registration 
is required to attend and the event is $15 per child. All details and 
registration can be found at http://www.birdsleuth.org/event/dissect/. 


Whether you have kids/grandkids in this age range or know a friend who does, 
help us spread the word! Posters are available if you'd like to help spread the 
word at local schools, community groups, libraries, coffee shops, etc. We will 
leave some in the upstairs kitchen. Any questions, please see myself or Stacie 
Mann. 


Thanks!

Lindsay Glasner
BirdSleuth K-12 Outreach Coordinator
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Subject: Pixar Short Film on Sandpiper
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:22:38 -0500
Enjoy!!!
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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:31:43 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - February 13 2017
*  NYSY  02.13.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 06, 
2017 - February 13 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering 
upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma 
Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, 
Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 13  AT 5 
p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of February 06, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
NORTHERN GOSHAWKPEREGRINE FALCONSANDHILL CRANELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS 
GULLICELAND GULLTHAYER’S GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKESHORT-EARED OWLSNOWY 
OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)NORTHERN SHRIKEPINE SISKIN 



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

     2/8: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in the marsh at Morgan Road. 2 
SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen, apparently from the thruway, in the area of the new 
pools along the wildlife drive. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Audubon 
Center north of Savannah. 


Onondaga County------------
     2/11: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen and photographed in a residential 
area north of Hancock Airport. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A 
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was again seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center. A PEREGRINE 
FALCON was seen at the Andrews Road feeder canal in Dewitt. 


Oswego County------------
     LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS and up to 23 ICELAND GULLS 
are being seen daily at the Phoenix Dam and Lock. Careful study also results in 
a juvenile THAYER’S GULL.      2/11: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE is still 
around at Oswego Harbor. 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS are also still being seen. A 
NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Academy Street north of Mexico. 


Madison County------------
     2/11: 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS continue on Harp Road south of Canastota.

Herkimer county------------
     2/8: About the only PINE SISKIN in the area continues to be seen at a 
feeder in Dolgeville. 


Extralimital------------
     2/9: A GREAT GRAY OWL was first reported on this day at Robert Moses 
State park on Barnhart Island near Massena in St. Lawrence county. On 2/11 2 
GREAT GRAY OWLS were seen in the same area. Also on 2/11 another GREAT GRAY OWL 
was seen on Drum Street Road in Fort Covington in nearby Franklin County. One 
of the Great Grays was still being seen yesterday. One negative report was 
received today. 



-end report 
    
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Subject: Save the date! "Free Spirits" opening reception March 13th
From: "Marie P. Read" <mpr5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:20:14 +0000
Dear Cayugabirders,

I'm thrilled and very honored to be having a solo exhibition of my photographs 
at the Cornell Cornell Lab of Ornithology, starting one month from today. The 
opening reception is Monday March 13, 5:30-7:30 pm and the public is invited. 
Hope to see many of you there! If you can't make the opening, you'll have 
plenty of other chances to enjoy the photos: the exhibition will run for six 
months. 


Here's the press release: 

*******

Free Spirits, Bird Photography by Marie Read

Wildlife photographer Marie Read will be exhibiting a collection of bird 
photographs, Free Spirits, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology from March 11 
through August 31, 2017. The public is invited to the opening night reception 
for the exhibition at the Cornell Lab, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY, on 
Monday March 13, 5:30-7:30 pm (before the Cayuga Bird Club monthly meeting). 



About the photographer:
Wildlife photographer and author Marie Read is known for her exquisite bird 
photos that often tell a story as well as being beautiful. Her images appear in 
magazines (including Living Bird, Bird Watching, Natures Best, and National 
Wildlife), books, calendars, websites, and educational exhibits worldwide. 
While Marie is best known for her photos of backyard birds, Free Spirits 
includes a selection of her more evocative imagesbirds as graphic elements, as 
part of environmental patterns, or portrayed under unusual lighting conditions. 


*******

Marie




Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
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Subject: REMINDER: Cayuga Bird Club February meeting and speaker dinner
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:39:59 +0000
TONIGHT, Monday, February 13, will be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga 
Bird Club. 


Jennifer Walsh-Emond, PhD, an NSF postdoctoral fellow in the Fuller 
Evolutionary Biology program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will give her 
presentation, "How Adaptations to Tidal Marshes Shape Differences between 
Saltmarsh and Nelson's Sparrows: Lessons from the Field and Laboratory". 


The harsh conditions found in tidal marshes make them suitable breeding homes 
for only a few bird species that are particularly well adapted to their 
challenging environmental conditions. In my work, I use salt marsh-adapted 
sparrows as a kind of natural experiment to explore how bird species adapt to 
new habitats. Saltmarsh and Nelson's sparrows are two recently diverged, 
hybridizing tidal marsh specialists that inhabit marshes along the coast of New 
England. Although these birds appear superficially similar, they have 
fascinating differences in habitat affinity, morphology, genetics, and behavior 
that reflect their associations with salt marsh environments over evolutionary 
time. These birds are increasingly threatened by the loss of salt marshes 
caused by habitat alteration and rising sea levels; my work helps place these 
threats in a broader evolutionary context by showing how these species likely 
arose through their different adaptations to coastal-upland habitats, which in 
turn led to their reproductive isolation. 

The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Doors open 
at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird 
club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. All are welcome. 


Colleen Richards
Corresponding Secretary
Cayuga Bird Club
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Subject: Re: Robins
From: Anne Marie Whelan <gardensfirst AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:35:27 -0500
So many robins in my West End Ithaca yard today.  Don't recall seeing them
here in winter before.


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 8:12 PM, Carol Cedarholm  wrote:

> Thanks to all who responded.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate all
> of your knowledge, experience and willingness to share!!!!!
> Carol
>
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 6:07 PM, AB Clark  wrote:
>
>> I had over 1000 robins fly over Hanshaw Rd S of intersection with W
>> Dryden Rd on 15 Jan. There were flocks of about 200 or more in my field
>> that same day, about the same time.  Since then I have been routinely
>> seeing 100-200 moving near dusk, in Freeville area…last weekend on Palmear
>> Rd.
>>
>> The large numbers at this time seem unusual, particularly since there are
>> females as well as males present.
>>
>> Anne
>>
>> On Feb 6, 2017, at 8:01 AM, Carol Cedarholm  wrote:
>>
>> Is this early or unusual?
>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM Ann Mitchell 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> There was a large flock of Robins on Cliff Street south of Vinegar
>>> Street. I saw them at 9:00 a.m.and at 4:30 p.m.
>>> Ann Mitchell
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gladys Birdsall 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt.
>>> Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins.  Hard to count but
>>> maybe 25-30, all around the house and out the driveway.  They were after
>>> Hawthorn berries.  There are also wet areas in the woods.  I know there are
>>> wild grapes around too.  It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM
>>> it was still only 14 degrees F.
>>>
>>> Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our
>>> driveway.  The past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry
>>> fluffy snow, a good ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see
>>> the Robins.
>>>
>>> Gladys
>>>
>>> On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>>>
>>> Lotsa Robins this winter!
>>>
>>> I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1,
>>> Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird count.
>>>
>>> Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road
>>> occasionally.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and
>>> ditches.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Donna Scott
>>>
>>> Lansing Station Road
>>>
>>> Lansing, NY
>>>
>>> East Shore, Cayuga Lake
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu [
>>> mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu
>>> ] *On Behalf Of *Carol
>>> Cedarholm
>>> *Sent:* Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
>>> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L 
>>> 
>>> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Robins
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of
>>> 30 robins visited my backyard today!
>>>
>>> Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Hawthorns, Robins and Waxwings
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:12:22 -0500
Hi Folks,
 Do you need a reason to plant Hawthorn trees--apart from the fact that they 
grow fast and Woolly Mammoths won't eat them? 

 Today we've had a flock of Robins accompanied by a few Waxwings dining on the 
"haws" or berries. It makes this winter day much more pleasant. 


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Subject: Cayuga Bird Club February meeting and speaker dinner
From: "clr82 AT juno.com" <clr82@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:34:44 GMT
Next Monday, February 13, will be the next monthly meeting of the Cayuga Bird 
Club. Jennifer Walsh-Emond, PhD, an NSF postdoctoral fellow in the Fuller 
Evolutionary Biology program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will give her 
presentation, "How Adaptations to Tidal Marshes Shape Differences between 
Saltmarsh and Nelson's Sparrows: Lessons from the Field and Laboratory". The 
harsh conditions found in tidal marshes make them suitable breeding homes for 
only a few bird species that are particularly well adapted to their challenging 
environmental conditions. In my work, I use salt marsh-adapted sparrows as a 
kind of natural experiment to explore how bird species adapt to new habitats. 
Saltmarsh and Nelson's sparrows are two recently diverged, hybridizing tidal 
marsh specialists that inhabit marshes along the coast of New England. Although 
these birds appear superficially similar, they have fascinating differences in 
habitat affinity, morphology, genetics, and behavior that reflect their 
associations with salt marsh environments over evolutionary time. These birds 
are increasingly threatened by the loss of salt marshes caused by habitat 
alteration and rising sea levels; my work helps place these threats in a 
broader evolutionary context by showing how these species likely arose through 
their different adaptations to coastal-upland habitats, which in turn led to 
their reproductive isolation.The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory 
of Ornithology. Doors open at 7:00 pm and there will be cookies and 
conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by 
the presentation. All are welcome.Members are invited to join Jennifer for 
dinner at Aladdin's in Collegetown just before the meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please 
RSVP to Colleen Richards at clr82 AT juno.com by noon Monday so reservations can 
be made.Colleen RichardsCorresponding SecretaryCayuga Bird Club 

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Subject: CBC Field Trip Around The Lake this Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:31:14 -0500
Meet on the east side of Stewart Park to carpool. Dress warmly, bring food
and drink. We will stop a couple places for a break. Bring a scope if you
have one. It should be a fun trip. You can reach me at 607-220-8448 or
annmitchell13 AT gmail.com if you have any questions.
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Subject: Cowbirds
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:43:21 -0500
I was surprised to find a pair of COWBIRDS feeding in our yard this 
afternoon.  First of the season for us.

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Subject: Re: Robins
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 20:12:39 -0500
Thanks to all who responded.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of
your knowledge, experience and willingness to share!!!!!
Carol

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 6:07 PM, AB Clark  wrote:

> I had over 1000 robins fly over Hanshaw Rd S of intersection with W Dryden
> Rd on 15 Jan. There were flocks of about 200 or more in my field that same
> day, about the same time.  Since then I have been routinely seeing 100-200
> moving near dusk, in Freeville area…last weekend on Palmear Rd.
>
> The large numbers at this time seem unusual, particularly since there are
> females as well as males present.
>
> Anne
>
> On Feb 6, 2017, at 8:01 AM, Carol Cedarholm  wrote:
>
> Is this early or unusual?
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM Ann Mitchell 
> wrote:
>
>> There was a large flock of Robins on Cliff Street south of Vinegar
>> Street. I saw them at 9:00 a.m.and at 4:30 p.m.
>> Ann Mitchell
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gladys Birdsall  wrote:
>>
>> Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt.
>> Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins.  Hard to count but
>> maybe 25-30, all around the house and out the driveway.  They were after
>> Hawthorn berries.  There are also wet areas in the woods.  I know there are
>> wild grapes around too.  It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM
>> it was still only 14 degrees F.
>>
>> Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our driveway.
>> The past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry fluffy snow, a
>> good ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see the Robins.
>>
>> Gladys
>>
>> On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>>
>> Lotsa Robins this winter!
>>
>> I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1,
>> Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird count.
>>
>> Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally.
>>
>>
>>
>> Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and
>> ditches.
>>
>>
>>
>> Donna Scott
>>
>> Lansing Station Road
>>
>> Lansing, NY
>>
>> East Shore, Cayuga Lake
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu [
>> mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu
>> ] *On Behalf Of *Carol
>> Cedarholm
>> *Sent:* Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
>> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L 
>> 
>> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Robins
>>
>>
>>
>> Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of
>> 30 robins visited my backyard today!
>>
>> Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Snowy Owls Seybolt and Hoster Rd
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 23:40:25 +0000
This afternoon, in addition to the Seybolt & Reese Rd Snowy Owl, there was a 
second Owl being harassed by crows on Hoster Rd just South of Martin. It was 
chased South. 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358 AT N06/32600736852/in/datetaken-public/lightbox/ 


[X]Snowy Owl harassed by crows 2-6-17 Hoster 
Rd 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/32600736852_089d6dd310_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/585/32600736852_089d6dd310_b.jpg]





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Subject: Re: Robins
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 18:07:49 -0500
I had over 1000 robins fly over Hanshaw Rd S of intersection with W Dryden Rd 
on 15 Jan. There were flocks of about 200 or more in my field that same day, 
about the same time. Since then I have been routinely seeing 100-200 moving 
near dusk, in Freeville area…last weekend on Palmear Rd. 


The large numbers at this time seem unusual, particularly since there are 
females as well as males present. 


Anne

> On Feb 6, 2017, at 8:01 AM, Carol Cedarholm  wrote:
> 
> Is this early or unusual?
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM Ann Mitchell > wrote: 

> There was a large flock of Robins on Cliff Street south of Vinegar Street. I 
saw them at 9:00 a.m.and at 4:30 p.m. 

> Ann Mitchell
> 
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gladys Birdsall > wrote: 

> Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt. 
Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins. Hard to count but maybe 
25-30, all around the house and out the driveway. They were after Hawthorn 
berries. There are also wet areas in the woods. I know there are wild grapes 
around too. It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM it was still only 
14 degrees F. 

> Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our driveway. The 
past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry fluffy snow, a good 
ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see the Robins. 

> 
> Gladys 
> 
> On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>> Lotsa Robins this winter!
>> 
>> I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1, Cayuga 
Bird Club Christmas Bird count. 

>> 
>> Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally. 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and 
ditches. 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Donna Scott
>> 
>> Lansing Station Road
>> 
>> Lansing, NY
>> 
>> East Shore, Cayuga Lake
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> From: bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu 
 
[mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu 
] On Behalf Of Carol 
Cedarholm 

>> Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
>> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L  
 

>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Robins
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of 30 
robins visited my backyard today! 

>> 
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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 22:33:38 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - FEBRUARY 06 2017
*  NYSY  02.06.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 30, 2017 
- February 06 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate 
NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 06  AT 5 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of January 30, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLTHAYER’S GULLROSS’S GULL - 
ExtralimitalSHORT-EARED OWLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGYRFALCON - 
ExtralimitalNORTHERN SHRIKEHERMIT THRUSHLAPLAND LONGSPUR 



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

     1/30: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in the Morgan Road Marshes. It was 
seen on 1/31 and 2/1 also.     2/6: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen on VanDyne 
Spoor Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     2/2: 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen on West Sorrell Hill Road north of 
Connors Road in the Town of Van Buren.     2/5: 2 SAW-WHET OWLS were found 
on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville. 


Oswego County------------
     2/1: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR  was seen on Sherman Road near Mexico. A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Phoenix near the dam.     2/2: A LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Oneida Lake in Brewerton. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was 
seen on inman Road north of Pulaski.     2/5: A LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL was 
seen at Phoenix and Brewerton. An ICELAND GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were both 
seen in Caudenoy at Co. Rt. 10.     2/6: 18 ICELAND GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS 
and a THAYER’S GULL were all seen at Phoenix. 17 ICELAND GULLS, 3 GLAUCOUS 
GULLS and 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were all seen at Brewerton 


Madison County------------
     1/30: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Harp Road south of Canastota. A 
SNOWY OWL was seen on Bellinger Road in Fenner.     2/4: A SHORT-EARED OWL 
was again seen on Harp Road. SNOWY OWLS were seen on Peterboro Road and North 
Road at Fisher Bay.     2/6: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road 
in the Town of Nelson. 


Extralimital------------
The GYRFALCON found at the corner of North Hoster and Canoga Roads south of 
Seneca Falls (Seneca County) was seen as recently as yesterday. It seems to 
favor a quarry at that location. 

The ROSS’S GULL found at Tupper Lake in Franklin County was last seen on 2/2: 
That last location was at the Tupper Lake Boat launch on Rt. 30 south of the 
Village of Tupper Lake. 


-end report 
    
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Subject: crows
From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1 AT fltg.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:24:47 -0500
Between 300 and 400 Crows (a scene from "The Birds") landed on our field
next to Rte 89 (the Boulevard ) about 15 minutes ago and they are still
there.  They walk thru the grass, last mowed in July, searching for some
succulent prey.  There is no snow on the field so they have the whole place
to themselves.  I took a couple of fotos but the bulk of the flock can't be
seen due to trees, barns, etc.

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Subject: Re: Robins
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:53:26 -0500
Hi Carol, all-


Over the past decade +, America Robins have been spotted in all states
except Hawaii in all months of the year.  Rather than a strict north/south
movement, Turdus migratorius lives up to its scientific name (migratorius =
wandering) and tends to winter where there is abundant fruit or soft soil.
See https://www.allaboutbirds.org/is-it-unusual-to-see-
american-robins-in-the-middle-of-winter/. and Birds of North America
online, American Robin > Distribution, Migration and Habitat (
https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/amerob/distribution)

I used the Line Graph feature of eBird to plot winter occurrence of
American Robin in Tompkins County starting in 2013. Although the Feb. data
for 2017 is obviously incomplete, we can see a definite trend of increased
frequency of AMRO's occurring on checklists over the past few seasons.
 2015 is the exception; and you may recall that was the only recent winter
of extreme cold temps and above average snowfall. Note the spike in mid-Feb
occurrence in 2014 and 2016, another trend that seems poised to continue
this year.  But this is a very condensed slice of data; winters that are
warmer with less snowfall will mean we see more robins.

http://ebird.org/ebird/GuideMe?src=changeDate&speciesCodes=amerob&
getLocations=counties&counties=US-NY-109&parentState=US-NY&reportType=
species&monthRadio=on&bMonth=12&eMonth=02&bYear=2013&eYear=2017&yearOptions=
separateYears&continue.x=16&continue.y=1&continue=Continue

Looking further back in eBird data, and/or looking at Tompkins County CBC
data could serve to illustrate more concrete trends for this region.

Marc Devokaitis
Trumansburg, NY


On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Carol Cedarholm  wrote:

> Is this early or unusual?
>
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM Ann Mitchell 
> wrote:
>
>> There was a large flock of Robins on Cliff Street south of Vinegar
>> Street. I saw them at 9:00 a.m.and at 4:30 p.m.
>> Ann Mitchell
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gladys Birdsall  wrote:
>>
>> Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt.
>> Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins.  Hard to count but
>> maybe 25-30, all around the house and out the driveway.  They were after
>> Hawthorn berries.  There are also wet areas in the woods.  I know there are
>> wild grapes around too.  It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM
>> it was still only 14 degrees F.
>>
>> Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our driveway.
>> The past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry fluffy snow, a
>> good ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see the Robins.
>>
>> Gladys
>>
>> On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>>
>> Lotsa Robins this winter!
>>
>> I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1,
>> Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird count.
>>
>> Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally.
>>
>>
>>
>> Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and
>> ditches.
>>
>>
>>
>> Donna Scott
>>
>> Lansing Station Road
>>
>> Lansing, NY
>>
>> East Shore, Cayuga Lake
>>
>>
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Subject: Seneca Falls Gryfalcon
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 08:48:38 -0500
Jim Goetz and I spotted the continuing GRYFALCON at the quarry on Hoster Road 
yesterday shortly before 2 pm. Scanning the top of the talus pile at the 
northeast end of the property from Hoster Road, we noticed a large raptor 
perched on a piece of debris. It had a medium grey head, back, and tail, with 
light belly. Interestingly, it was slowly bobbing its tail (kestrel-like). 
After a few minutes it took off, flew up and then back into the quarry where it 
disappeared from sight. Slow, powerful wingbeats; pointed wing tips; prominent, 
folded tail. The timing of this sighting suggested to us that the bird may be 
spending a good part of the day in the quarry, not just returning from foraging 
at the end of the day. 


Also of note from the vicinity: the continuing Northern Shrike on the wire, 
corner of Seybolt & Canoga Roads; NO Snowy Owls that we could find at the Lott 
Farm or at & around the airport. 


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Subject: Re: Robins
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:01:13 +0000
Is this early or unusual?
On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM Ann Mitchell  wrote:

> There was a large flock of Robins on Cliff Street south of Vinegar Street.
> I saw them at 9:00 a.m.and at 4:30 p.m.
> Ann Mitchell
>
> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gladys Birdsall  wrote:
>
> Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt.
> Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins.  Hard to count but
> maybe 25-30, all around the house and out the driveway.  They were after
> Hawthorn berries.  There are also wet areas in the woods.  I know there are
> wild grapes around too.  It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM
> it was still only 14 degrees F.
>
> Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our driveway.
> The past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry fluffy snow, a
> good ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see the Robins.
>
> Gladys
>
> On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>
> Lotsa Robins this winter!
>
> I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1,
> Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird count.
>
> Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally.
>
>
>
> Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and
> ditches.
>
>
>
> Donna Scott
>
> Lansing Station Road
>
> Lansing, NY
>
> East Shore, Cayuga Lake
>
>
>
> *From:* bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu [
> mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu
> ] *On Behalf Of *Carol
> Cedarholm
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> 
> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Robins
>
>
>
> Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of 30
> robins visited my backyard today!
>
> Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Re: Robins
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 18:09:17 -0500
There was a large flock of Robins on Cliff Street south of Vinegar Street.
I saw them at 9:00 a.m.and at 4:30 p.m.
Ann Mitchell

On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gladys Birdsall  wrote:

> Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt.
> Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins.  Hard to count but
> maybe 25-30, all around the house and out the driveway.  They were after
> Hawthorn berries.  There are also wet areas in the woods.  I know there are
> wild grapes around too.  It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM
> it was still only 14 degrees F.
>
> Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our driveway.
> The past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry fluffy snow, a
> good ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see the Robins.
>
> Gladys
>
> On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
>
> Lotsa Robins this winter!
>
> I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1,
> Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird count.
>
> Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally.
>
>
>
> Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and
> ditches.
>
>
>
> Donna Scott
>
> Lansing Station Road
>
> Lansing, NY
>
> East Shore, Cayuga Lake
>
>
>
> *From:* bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu [
> mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu
> ] *On Behalf Of *Carol
> Cedarholm
> *Sent:* Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> 
> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Robins
>
>
>
> Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of 30
> robins visited my backyard today!
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> Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Re: Robins
From: Gladys Birdsall <gjb5 AT outlook.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 22:07:12 +0000
Yesterday morning, Jan. 4th, I was out walking the dogs, up here on Mt. 
Pleasant and there was a lot of activity with Robins. Hard to count but maybe 
25-30, all around the house and out the driveway. They were after Hawthorn 
berries. There are also wet areas in the woods. I know there are wild grapes 
around too. It was 12 degrees F when I got up and about 10 AM it was still only 
14 degrees F. 


Today I see there are Robins around down the road, west of our driveway. The 
past 3 days we have had a good amount of snowfall, dry fluffy snow, a good 
ground covering, so it was a surprise, but fun to see the Robins. 


Gladys

On 2/5/2017 12:31 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
Lotsa Robins this winter!
I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1, Cayuga 
Bird Club Christmas Bird count. 

Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally.

Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and ditches.

Donna Scott
Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY
East Shore, Cayuga Lake

From: 
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[mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carol 
Cedarholm 

Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 

Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of 30 
robins visited my backyard today! 

Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Peregrine at Myer's eating a gull
From: "Liisa S. Mobley" <lsk24 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 19:06:12 +0000
If you want a close up of a peregrine, there's one on the ice just off the spit 
at Myer's point! Of course, I don't have my camera today :-) 

It's eating what looks like a ring-billed gull.
-Liisa

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Subject: RE: Robins
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 17:31:14 +0000
Lotsa Robins this winter!
I had 30 on Collins Road in Lansing , Count circle region 9, Jan. 1, Cayuga 
Bird Club Christmas Bird count. 

Since then, see flock of them here on Lansing Station Road occasionally.

Eating wild grapes, exploring open water areas of little streams and ditches.

Donna Scott
Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY
East Shore, Cayuga Lake

From: bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-121209964-15001843 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carol 
Cedarholm 

Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:18 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of 30 
robins visited my backyard today! 

Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Robins
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:18:05 +0000
Has anyone been seeing robins? I live in downtown ithaca and a flock of 30
robins visited my backyard today!
Carol Cedarholm

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Subject: Ring-necked Ducks
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 15:53:51 +0000
Flock of at least 30 handsome male & female RING-NECKED DUCKS with a few 
MALLARD companions gliding by lakeshore a few minutes ago. Couldn't see all to 
count well, due to some below cliff where I couldn't see them from house. 


Donna Scott
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Subject: Ross's Gull No
From: Joe DeVito <joebubo AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 19:50:24 -0500
Took the trip today. As planned. Beautiful weather, but no Ross's Gull.  

Ran into many birders looking for gull. But no dice. 

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Subject: Bald Eagle nest on Maplewood Road in Ulysses
From: Sarah Gould <sj49 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 23:10:07 +0000
We have regularly seen one or two adult bald eagles next to the nest on 
Maplewood Road in Ulysses over the past few weeks. On our walk today we saw one 
adult on top of the other with a good deal of wing flapping and a high pitched 
call. Based on my observations of gull pairs mating, I am going to hazard a 
guess that this was bald eagle mating behavior and this is likely to be an 
active nest again this year! 



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Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 13:37:00 -0500
Brand new, did not use for a trip I went on.  Paid $73, would love to get
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Subject: Monday Night Seminar: David Bonter--Of Islands and Undergrads
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 15:39:17 -0500
Hi Everyone:

Please join us this coming Monday for the first Monday Night Seminar of the
new year, featuring the indomitable Dr. David Bonter. As always, the
seminars are held in the auditorium, and free and open to the public. The
doors open at 7:00.

We will be streaming this seminar live. Bookmark
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-Marc



Dr. David Bonter, Director, Citizen Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology



*Of Islands and Undergrads: A decade of bird study in the Isles of Shoals*



The Isles of Shoals, a craggy archipelago in the Gulf of Maine, is an ideal
place to immerse students in learning and research focused on birds. For
the past decade, Dr. David Bonter has taught Field Ornithology and mentored
research of Cornell undergraduate students studying the eiders, swallows,
gulls and warblers that invade the islands during the breeding season. This
presentation will virtually transport you to Appledore Island where you’ll
learn about the students’ findings and experience their journey through the
trials and tribulations of ornithological field work.





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Upcoming Monday Night Seminars:







March 6, 2017

Dr. Andrew Farnsworth, Research Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology



*Perspectives** on Nocturnal Bird Migration: What we've learned
from BirdCast*



Bird migration is a spectacular global phenomenon that has long captured
the attention of human observers. But it wasn’t until the turn of the 20th
century that ornithologists realized the magnitude of migration that
occurred at night. Now in the early 21st century, several technologies have
advanced sufficiently far to allow us to achieve new understandings of the
magnitude and characteristics of nocturnal bird migration across a broad
range of scales in new and different ways. The BirdCast project is a
collaborative effort between ornithologists and computer scientists to
further our understanding of the biology of bird migration by using state
of the art machine learning and computer science techniques in combination
with data collected with remote sensing methods, like radar and acoustic
monitoring, to achieve these understandings. Dr. Andrew Farnsworth will
speak about some of the novel insights gleaned and results produced so far
from this fascinating project.





April 3, 2017

Juan Pablo Culasso



*A World of Sound*



A blind birdwatcher from Uruguay proves you don’t need sight to see.
Through the sounds of nature he is able to envision the world that
surrounds him. Juan Pablo Culasso is one of the best birdwatchers in the
Americas by using his ears, not his eyes. He was born blind and as a child
learned to identify the feathered creatures by their voices. As an adult,
his career is recording the sounds of nature. Last year, he had the
opportunity, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to travel to
Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world’s last wilderness through
its sounds. Join us to hear from Juan Pablo about his travels to this
remote place and what he discovered there.





May 1, 2017

Dr. Christine Sheppard, Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, American Bird
Conservancy



*Bird Mortality From Collisions With Glass: What we’ve learned, what we
need to know, what you can do*



You probably think that you can see glass – but long ago, you learned a
concept – glass is an invisible barrier or reflective illusion – that birds
never understand. As many as a billion birds die each year in the U.S.,
nearly half of them on home windows. In the last decade, many scientists
have contributed pieces to the puzzle of how birds really see the world.
This has established a basis for developing new solutions for existing
glass, as well as materials and design strategies for creating new,
bird-friendly buildings. Most architects, urban planners – most people –
don’t understand why birds are important and how big the collisions problem
is. Virtually everyone has seen or heard a bird hit glass, but think of it
as a rare occurrence. Dr. Christine Sheppard will discuss the tools we have
to solve the problem and the big job ahead getting those solutions
implemented. However, this is one conservation issue where individuals can
take immediate action and see immediate results.

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Subject: Birds of North America Paper Series - FREE
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 15:15:32 -0500
I just spoke with Lang Elliott. He is cleaning out in preparation for his trip 
- and is getting rid of his paper version of "The Birds of North America. This 
is some 600+ pamphlets, one on each bird. Free to the first comer. Contact Lang 
directly: langelliott AT mac.com 


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Subject: Fwd: FYI for nature photography lovers
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:27:35 -0500
> This was just sent around on the Broome Bluewing list and it seems 
appropriate to alert Cayuga Bird list as well. Hope some of you get to see it! 



Anne
>  
> Nature's Best Is Almost Here!
> 
> We cannot overstate how incredibly excited we are for our newest exhibition, 
Nature's Best Photography. 

>  
> Nature's Best Photography is an award-winning showcase of 50 stunning 
large-scale photographs. The collection includes images from international 
photographers who have captured the natural beauty and wonder of our planet's 
creatures and habitats. The only other museum to feature Nature's Best 
Photography is the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History! 

>  
> This exhibition will open to the public on Friday, February 17 and we highly 
recommend that you come check out these stunning photographs. 

>  
> 
https://www.roberson.org/exhibits-events/the-exhibitions/natures-best-photography/ 
 

>  
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Subject: Eagle Huntress showing at Cornell Cinema this weekend
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:52:54 -0500
Meena asked me to post this announcement about the Eagle Huntress to the
listserv, with this note:

"I liked the film very much. It is shot beautifully and with due respect to
majestic golden eagles. The locals also treated the Golden Eagles with such
respect and after 7 years of being in captivity the birds are released back
to the wild so that can start breeding with the wild birds." - Meena

I've also seen the film and agree that the cinematography is amazing, and
the story inspiring.

Diane

Here is the announcement:

Cornell Cinema presents



*THE EAGLE HUNTRESS*

 "*The Eagle Huntress* is all at once an inspiring story for children of
all ages to believe that they can do anything, a reflection of the
unfairness of gender roles and a rare and unique look at a remote part of
the world. It's a worthwhile film for both children and adults and
especially those who would try to clip the wings of a young girl with big
dreams." (*New York Daily News*)


*One of 15 films shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature Oscar!*



Saturday, February 4 at 2:00pm

Sunday, February 5 at 4:30pm

Willard Straight Theatre



*Feb 4*: $5 adults, $4 kids 12 & under, *Feb 5*: $5.50/all



*Watch a trailer here*: The Eagle Huntress 







*Directed by Otto Bell*

The film follows a 13-year-old girl named Aisholpan as she trains to become
the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an
eagle hunter, rising to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed
down from father to son for centuries. Subtitles will be read out loud at
the February 4th show. Recommended for ages 8+. Subtitled. More at
theeaglehuntress.com/site/

*1 hr 27 min*



More information (including parking tips
)

available at cinema.cornell.edu


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Subject: Re: Lab of O documentary? - Birds of Prey, Th Feb 2
From: "Lois C. Levitan" <lcl3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:38:49 +0000
[cid:image001.jpg AT 01D27BBE.F8254340] 


Our friends at the Cornell Lab of 
Ornithology 
need your help. THIS Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm, they're holding a 
special free screening of a work-in-progress documentary, Bird of Prey. The 
filmmakers at the lab are looking for constructive feedback and are willing to 
give you free popcorn for your opinion! 

Only the first 50 people to RSVP will be admitted, so send yours to 
klr228 AT cornell.edu right away. 




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Lois Levitan
120 Homestead Circle
Ithaca, NY 14850

607-592-0356
lcl3 AT cornell.edu

From:  on behalf of "Sandra J. 
Kisner"  

Reply-To: "Sandra J. Kisner" 
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:35 PM
To: 'Carol Cedarholm' , CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 

Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O documentary?

Are you thinking of “The Eagle Huntress”? That’s at Cornell Saturday at 
2:00 and Sunday at 4:30, but it’s not about or by the Lab of O. I don’t see 
anything at Cinemapolis or the mall that seems to fit the bill. 


Sandra

From: bounce-121193093-3493978 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-121193093-3493978 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carol Cedarholm 

Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:26 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O documentary?

Does anyone know anything about a preview of a Lab of O documentary that is 
supposed to be showing this week in ithaca? 

Carol Cedarholm
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Subject: Re: Lab of O documentary?
From: Nancy Tonachel Gabriel <ntg2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:11:43 +0000
check the Cornell Cinema schedule

On Jan 31, 2017, at 12:41 PM, Jackie wrote:

I would simply like to add that this is one of the best movies I have seen! It 
will not disappoint. 

Jackie

Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid
On Jan 31, 2017 12:35 PM, "Sandra J. Kisner" 
> wrote: 


Are you thinking of The Eagle Huntress? Thats at Cornell Saturday at 2:00 
and Sunday at 4:30, but its not about or by the Lab of O. I dont see anything 
at Cinemapolis or the mall that seems to fit the bill. 


Sandra



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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O documentary?



Does anyone know anything about a preview of a Lab of O documentary that is 
supposed to be showing this week in ithaca? 


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Subject: Lab of O documentary?
From: Carol Cedarholm <ccedarho AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:25:59 -0500
Does anyone know anything about  a preview of a Lab of O documentary that
is supposed to be showing this week in ithaca?
Carol Cedarholm

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From: "Sandra J. Kisner" <sjk3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:35:29 +0000
Are you thinking of “The Eagle Huntress”? That’s at Cornell Saturday at 
2:00 and Sunday at 4:30, but it’s not about or by the Lab of O. I don’t see 
anything at Cinemapolis or the mall that seems to fit the bill. 


Sandra

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[mailto:bounce-121193093-3493978 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carol Cedarholm 

Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:26 AM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lab of O documentary?

Does anyone know anything about a preview of a Lab of O documentary that is 
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Subject: Siena Screech
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:05:44 -0500
Thanks to Mark Chao, I got some nice photos of the Siena Drive screech owl two 
weekends ago in the nice afternoon sun: 


https://www.facebook.com/suan.yong/posts/10212243852629469

(And if you're wondering about the camera angle on the last shot: yes, I was 
standing on the roof of my CRV :-) 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:38:19 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 30 2017
*  NYSY  01.30.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 23, 2017 
- January 30 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate 
NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: January 30  AT 3 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of January 23, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBEBLACK SCOTERWHITE-WINGED SCOTERLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS 
GULLICELAND GULLROSS’S GULL - ExtralimitalSHORT-EARED OWLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN 
SAW-WHET OWLMERLINPEREGRINE FALCONGYRFALCON - ExtralimitalNORTHERN 
SHRIKELAPLAND LONGSPUREVENING GROSBEAK 



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

1/29: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Morgan Road north of Savannah.

Onondaga county------------
     1/26: A MERLIN was seen at a private residence in Manlius.     1/27: 
A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the Dewitt Landfill.     1/28: A NORTHERN 
SHRIKE was seen on Seneca Turnpike (Rt. 173) east of Jamesville. A SAW-WHET OWL 
was again seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville. An ICELAND 
GULL was seen on the Seneca River in Baldwinsville. An EVENING GROSBEAK was 
seen at the Morgan Hill State Forest near Shakham Road. A BLACK SCOTER was seen 
on Onondaga Lake from Willow Bay.     1/29: The BLACK SCOTER was again seen 
on Onondaga Lake and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen a bit further south. 


Oswego County------------
     1/25: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in Oswego Harbor.     1/28: A 
GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Lock 6 in Oswego.     1/29: An adult LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL continues on the Oswego River at the lock in Phoenix. 


Madison County---------------
     1/25: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Fisher Bay on the south shore of Oneida 
Lake.     1/29: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Peterboro Road southeast of 
Chittenango. 2 SHORT-EARED OWL were seen east of Harp Road south of Canastota. 
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Williams Road east of Peterboro. 


Oneida County------------
     2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen on Woods Park Drive near the Sangertown 
Mall in Utica. 


Extralimital------------
     A gray phase GYRFALCON continues to show at the corner of North Hoster 
and Canoga Roads south of Seneca Falls in Seneca County. It was seen as 
recently as yesterday.     On 1/26 a rare ROSS’S GULL was reported in 
Franklin County at Tupper Lake. The bird has been seen daily since and has been 
reported positively today. Check ebird for Franklin County for today’s 
location.              

         
-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Bluebirds
From: Sue Rakow <sue.rakow AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:52:23 -0500
I saw a pair of bluebirds this morning at about 10:00 on Dodge Road near
Ellis Hollow Rd.
They must be finding enough food!

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Subject: Pileated Woodpecker/ grapes
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:18:32 +0000
As I walked south from my place an hour ago, I heard what I thought was the 
call of a Northern Flicker. When I finally located the bird, it was a female 
PILEATED WOODPECKER quietly calling while flapping awkwardly, trying to hang 
onto flimsy grape vines while eating the wild grapes! 

The call was not "maniacal" as we often hear from Pileateds, just rather quiet. 
I wondered why she was calling as she ate grapes. 


Glad to see her again, as I have spotted her or a sister a few times this 
winter. This is good, since yesterday a handsome male Pileated Woodpecker was 
foraging in my back yard! 


This also reminded me that we should always leave wild grapevines alive, 
because they provide good bird food in the dead of winter. I have seen a lot of 
Robins eating wild grapes this winter! Up in my woods I have some huge (5" in 
diameter) grape vine "trunks" climbing into the trees. I believe those are 
actually left over from domestic grape vines someone had planted there on 
mounds of earth decades ago, now surrounded by 3rd growth woods. Glad that I 
have left them, even tho they kill a few trees - which also provide bird 
benefits after a while! 


Donna

Donna Scott
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Subject: Stewart Park Highlights
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:25:12 -0500
I walked through the woods along Fall Creek to the Boat House and along the
shore of Stewart Park.  I saw Common Mergansers and heard a kingfisher
along the creek.  I saw two cormorants out on a log, far out; and then what
I thought might have been two grebes, but they were dabbling far out.  They
came closer, and I could see dark markings as a cap and eyeline, body brown
like a female mallard, tail had black on the upper side, legs orange, lower
mandible yellow.  I'm still not sure what they were.  any suggestions?
juvenile BLACK DUCKS?

There were many geese and gulls, as usual.  Then I had a nice surprise: two
swans very close to shore, bathing, then standing.  They were twice as big
as the Canada geese nearby.  I could not see any yellow lore and their
heads/necks/wings looked very dirty, so I'm thinking juvenile TRUMPETER
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Subject: Re: Barred Owl
From: rachelhogancamp810 AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:34:32 -0500
I saw three of the four of them last weekend. There were a few other folks 
around watching them as well. Haven't had the chance to get back this week. 




Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 29, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Yvonne Fogarty  
wrote: 

> 
> Has anyone recently seen the snowy owls that were in the Seneca Falls area?  
> Thanks, Yvonne 
> 
> Sent from my iPad
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>> On Jan 29, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Donna Lee Scott  wrote:
>> 
>> Sometimes in the Cypress woods of Corkscrew Audubon Swamp in S. Florida we 
see Barred Owls active during daylight. Their calls echo thru the woods. Last 
time there were 4 Barred Owls. 

>> It is fun to show them to others in my scope, along the boardwalk. Sometimes 
they're so close to b'walk you don't need a scope. 

>> 
>> Donna Scott
>> Lansing
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On Jan 28, 2017, at 6:19 PM, bob mcguire  
wrote: 

>> 
>>> At the end of the afternoon I was headed out to run an errand - and came 
across a Barred Owl foraging at the bottom of the driveway. As I approached in 
the car it dropped to the ground out of a pine, sat with its feet buried in the 
snow for a minute, then took off and flew to the southwest. I’ve heard them 
calling from our woods back in the Fall, but I never expected to come across 
one foraging in the daytime! 

>>> 
>>> Bob McGuire
>>> Whitted Road - off Snyder Hill Rd.
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Subject: RE: Barred Owl
From: Marty Schlabach <mls5 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:50:19 +0000
If you are referring to those seen around the Finger Lakes Airport and the Lott 
Farm, yes. Yesterday, Saturday, we saw a snowy owl atop of the grain bins at 
the Lott Farm along rt 414, the tall bins that are at the front of the Empire 
Farm Days grounds. 


Marty
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Marty Schlabach                       MLS5 AT cornell.edu
8407 Powell Rd.                         home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847               cell        315-521-4315
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From: bounce-121185225-3494012 AT list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-121185225-3494012 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Yvonne Fogarty 

Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:21 AM
To: Donna Lee Scott 
Cc: bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com; CAYUGABIRDS-L  

Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl

Has anyone recently seen the snowy owls that were in the Seneca Falls area?
Thanks, Yvonne

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 29, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Donna Lee Scott 
> wrote: 

Sometimes in the Cypress woods of Corkscrew Audubon Swamp in S. Florida we see 
Barred Owls active during daylight. Their calls echo thru the woods. Last time 
there were 4 Barred Owls. 

It is fun to show them to others in my scope, along the boardwalk. Sometimes 
they're so close to b'walk you don't need a scope. 


Donna Scott
Lansing
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 28, 2017, at 6:19 PM, bob mcguire 
> wrote: 

At the end of the afternoon I was headed out to run an errand - and came across 
a Barred Owl foraging at the bottom of the driveway. As I approached in the car 
it dropped to the ground out of a pine, sat with its feet buried in the snow 
for a minute, then took off and flew to the southwest. I’ve heard them 
calling from our woods back in the Fall, but I never expected to come across 
one foraging in the daytime! 


Bob McGuire
Whitted Road - off Snyder Hill Rd.
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Subject: Re: Barred Owl
From: Yvonne Fogarty <yvonnefogarty AT icloud.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:21:09 -0500
Has anyone recently seen the snowy owls that were in the Seneca Falls area?  
Thanks, Yvonne 

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> On Jan 29, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Donna Lee Scott  wrote:
> 
> Sometimes in the Cypress woods of Corkscrew Audubon Swamp in S. Florida we 
see Barred Owls active during daylight. Their calls echo thru the woods. Last 
time there were 4 Barred Owls. 

> It is fun to show them to others in my scope, along the boardwalk. Sometimes 
they're so close to b'walk you don't need a scope. 

> 
> Donna Scott
> Lansing
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Jan 28, 2017, at 6:19 PM, bob mcguire  wrote:
> 
>> At the end of the afternoon I was headed out to run an errand - and came 
across a Barred Owl foraging at the bottom of the driveway. As I approached in 
the car it dropped to the ground out of a pine, sat with its feet buried in the 
snow for a minute, then took off and flew to the southwest. I’ve heard them 
calling from our woods back in the Fall, but I never expected to come across 
one foraging in the daytime! 

>> 
>> Bob McGuire
>> Whitted Road - off Snyder Hill Rd.
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Subject: Re: Barred Owl
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:56:11 +0000
Sometimes in the Cypress woods of Corkscrew Audubon Swamp in S. Florida we see 
Barred Owls active during daylight. Their calls echo thru the woods. Last time 
there were 4 Barred Owls. 

It is fun to show them to others in my scope, along the boardwalk. Sometimes 
they're so close to b'walk you don't need a scope. 


Donna Scott
Lansing
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 28, 2017, at 6:19 PM, bob mcguire 
> wrote: 


At the end of the afternoon I was headed out to run an errand - and came across 
a Barred Owl foraging at the bottom of the driveway. As I approached in the car 
it dropped to the ground out of a pine, sat with its feet buried in the snow 
for a minute, then took off and flew to the southwest. I've heard them calling 
from our woods back in the Fall, but I never expected to come across one 
foraging in the daytime! 


Bob McGuire
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Subject: Short eared owl
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:46:59 +0000
Having been unable to attend CBC field trip Sat morn, I was able to drive 
around N Lansing/S Cay. County looking for larks & buntings etc. late afternoon 
Sat. 

Mostly struck out, seeing only a couple RT Hawks, a few CA Geese & 1 MODO! (& a 
few chickens). 

At dusk I ended up well east of Aurora so decided to drive west on rural roads 
& try Long Pt St Pk Rd by winery. 


After ~10 min. wait down hill 100' from farm house I was rewarded with a nice 
flyover of a Short Eared Owl! 

It swooped around in front of me then flew SE out of sight.
Only one I saw.

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Subject: Seybolt Rd Shrikes and caterpillars
From: Dave K <fishwatchers AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:14:07 +0000
Both Seybolt Rd N.Shrikes were actively feeding on green caterpillars this AM.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358 AT N06/31711830624/in/datetaken-public/

[X]Northern Shrike with caterpillar 1-27-17 Seybolt 
Rd 


[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/530/31711830624_03a5fbcd23_b.jpg] 
 

[https://farm1.staticflickr.com/530/31711830624_03a5fbcd23_b.jpg]





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Subject: Barred Owl
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 18:18:57 -0500
At the end of the afternoon I was headed out to run an errand - and came across 
a Barred Owl foraging at the bottom of the driveway. As I approached in the car 
it dropped to the ground out of a pine, sat with its feet buried in the snow 
for a minute, then took off and flew to the southwest. Ive heard them calling 
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Subject: Cayuga Bird Club Field Trip, Saturday Jan 28
From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:55:48 -0500
Diane Morton and Ken Kemphues will lead a half-day Cayuga Bird Club field
trip this Saturday, January 28. We'll be looking for waterfowl on the
lake-- this is the time of year when many ducks are engaging in courtship
behaviors. We may also look for wintering field birds such as Horned Larks
and Snow Buntings.  *We'll meet at the east parking area of Stewart Park at*
 *8:00 am* and plan to return by 12:30 pm.

Dress in warm layers for the winter weather; it can be very cold along the
lake. Bring a scope if you have one. This trip is open to all, regardless
of membership status or experience level.
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Subject: Re: American Coots
From: "Therese O'Connor" <therese2828 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:11:06 -0500
This morning a lovely little sharp-shinned hawk swooped upon my feeders
filled with titmice, chickadees, red and white nuthatches, but was
unsuccessful.  He waited on a near-by branch, but no little birds returned
to the feeders for a long while.

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Elaina M. McCartney <
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> A flock of at least 100 American Coots has been hanging out at the
> southwest corner of Cayuga Lake just north of Hog Hole for about a week.
> It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a large number of Coots here.
> Another unusual observation, a standup paddle boarder was heading north up
> the lake yesterday.
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Subject: Spring Field Ornithology 2017
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:01:57 -0500
Hi Cayuga Birders:

Just a quick note to let you know that registration is now open for Spring
Field Ornithology at the Cornell Lab.  *Early bird discounts in effect
through Sunday, Feb. 5.*



As you may know, the course is an Ithaca-area tradition that has helped
several thousand people learn about birds and birding over the past four
decades. The course has two main sections plus a pair of overnight trips,
and is designed for all skill levels.

·         *Wednesday night lectures*, including a visit to the bird
collection of the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates and a nighttime 'owl
prowl.'

·         *Saturday or Sunday field trips* to regional birding hotspots
such as Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, Derby Hill Hawk Watch, Montezuma,
Sapsucker Woods and Dryden Lake.

·         *Two overnight trips* to birding meccas: Montezuma National
Wildlife Refuge and Cape May, NJ

Visit http://www.birds.cornell.edu/sfo to watch a video about the course,
look at photos, review the course schedule and enroll.


Full schedule: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/sfo/Course_schedule


As last year, *in-person participants in the lectures section will also get
access to the online component*, which lecture recordings, quizzes, and
handouts. Online portal:
https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/courses/spring-field-ornithology-northeast/


If you have questions, contact me at sfoclass AT cornell.edu,
 or call 607-254-2165, or stop by the Adelson Library
at the Cornell Lab to chat during the week. *And please help spread the
word by forwarding this email to anyone you think might be interested.*


Thank you, and I hope to see many of you this spring!



Marc Devokaitis

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Subject: American Coots
From: "Elaina M. McCartney" <elaina.mccartney AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:19:40 +0000
A flock of at least 100 American Coots has been hanging out at the southwest 
corner of Cayuga Lake just north of Hog Hole for about a week. It's been a long 
time since I've seen such a large number of Coots here. Another unusual 
observation, a standup paddle boarder was heading north up the lake yesterday. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:51:05 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 23 2017
*  NYSY  01.23.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 16, 2017 
- January 23 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate 
NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: January 23  AT 3 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of January 16, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
RED-THROATED LOONKING EIDERCACKLING GOOSEHARLEQUIN DUCKLESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGYRFALCON - 
ExtralimitalNORTHERN SHRIKEMARSH WRENPINE SISKIN 



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------          1/19: An apparent overwintering MARSH WREN was 
heard at the Visitor’s Center. 


Cayuga County------------
     1/21: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the West Barrier Park area at Fair 
Haven. 


Onondaga County------------
     A  NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen throughout the week on the Bog Trail 
at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville. On Saturday two were found. 
Yesterday one was still present but today neither was found despite extensive 
searching.     1/16: A BLACK SCOTER was seen from the west shore of Onondaga 
Lake. A WHITE-WINGED was seen from the pull off on the Parkway on the east side 
of Onondaga Lake.     1/17: A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Dewitt 
Wegman’s.     1/21: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the end of the Creek Walk 
at the south end of Onondaga Lake.     1/22: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in the 
Seneca River in Baldwinsville. 


Oswego county------------
     1/16: A KING EIDER was seen in Oswego Harbor.     1/17: Two 
different HARLEQUIN DUCKS were seen, one from Noye’s Sanctuary and one from 
Mexico Point State Park. Both were seen on the 18th. but on the 19th. only the 
one at Mexico Point was seen. No reports since.      1/18: ASNOWY OWL was 
again seen in the Oswego Harbor area. It has been seen daily including 
today.     1/19: At Phoenix Dam and Lock 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 2 
GLAUCOUS GULLS and 17 (no typo) ICELAND GULLS were counted.     1/20: A 
NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Clark Road North of Port Ontario and east of Rt. 
3.     1/21: Only 2 ICELAND GULLS were at Phoenix and today only 1.     
1/22: A RED-THROATED LOON and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at Oswego Harbor. 


Oneida County------------
     1/19: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Poppleton Road near the trail 
parking lot near Verona Beach State apark. 


Herkimer County------------
     1/20: The only PINE SISKIN in recent reports continues to come to a 
feeder in Dolgeville. 


Extralimital------------
     The GYRFALCON reported last week continues to be seen this week. 
Although missed one or two days this week it was reported and photographed 
yesterday. The location is south of Seneca Falls at the corner of North Hoster 
and Canoga Roads in Seneca County. It seems to be hanging around and roosting 
at a quarry at that location. 

    

         
-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Siena Drive screech-owl continues
From: Mark Chao <markchao AT imt.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:20:56 -0500
The gray-morph EASTERN SCREECH-OWL has continued to roost throughout
January along Siena Drive in northeast Ithaca in the same dead tree trunk
as reported in November.  It seems to stay in view by day quite often now,
mostly asleep but sometimes waking to keep an eye on squirrels snuffling in
the leaf litter below.  But the likelihood of seeing the owl is still
highest in the late afternoon.




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


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

   Now, off to seek the gyrfalcon. 

Laura

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



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



Kevin


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


Jim Borden

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