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17 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (17 Apr 2014) 1421 Raptors []
17 Apr Are you missing an eyepiece from your scope? []
17 Apr Phillips Point April 17 [William Purcell ]
17 Apr Yardbirds Deluxe [Judith Thurber ]
16 Apr Birding Cedar Bay [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
16 Apr Phillips Point April 16 [Bill Purcell ]
16 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (16 Apr 2014) 84 Raptors []
16 Apr First Chipping Sparrows of season in back yard []
16 Apr Van Buren Town Park [Judy Wright ]
16 Apr Eurasian Wigeon [Joseph Brin ]
16 Apr 3 Peregrines at State Tower [Meredith Leonard ]
15 Apr Pine Warbler []
15 Apr Snowy owl [Wayne Fidler ]
15 Apr Phillips Point April 15 [Bill Purcell ]
14 Apr Trumpeter Swan at Webster Pond. [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
14 Apr OAS Derby Hill Field Trip Saturday [Rose DeNeve ]
14 Apr Phillips Pt [Wayne Fidler ]
14 Apr Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
14 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (14 Apr 2014) 1791 Raptors []
14 Apr Oneida Lake Dunlin []
14 Apr Need Help with Gull ID [Brenda Best ]
14 Apr Dugway Rd. and Chenango Canal Towpath Walk []
14 Apr Louisiana Waterthrush [Joseph Brin ]
14 Apr FOS House Wren [Josh LaCelle ]
14 Apr House Wren in Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
14 Apr House Wren in Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
14 Apr House Wren in Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
14 Apr Eurasian Wigeon at Phillips Point [William Purcell ]
14 Apr American Woodcock ["Karen Evert" ]
14 Apr Trumpeter Swans [Tim ]
13 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (13 Apr 2014) 1878 Raptors []
13 Apr Leucistic canada goose [Dennis Anderson ]
13 Apr Snow geese []
13 Apr Pair of Osprey nesting, Hamlin Marsh [Gregory Diamond ]
13 Apr Snowy Owl at Oriskany []
13 Apr Great Egret, Wilson's Snipe, Upland Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler [Mickey Scilingo ]
13 Apr Great Egret, Wilson's Snipe, Upland Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler ["Mickey Scilingo" ]
13 Apr Migrant arrivals, Cedar Bay & Andrews Rd canal [Lewis Grove ]
13 Apr Waterfowl watch on Onondaga lake 4/12 [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
12 Apr Pony Farm Golden Eagle [Ken & Rose Burdick ]
12 Apr Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds []
12 Apr Redtail defending its territory []
12 Apr Sunset Park [Rosanne Costello ]
12 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (12 Apr 2014) 517 Raptors []
12 Apr Woodman pond, Great Swamp conservancy etc [Betty Armbruster ]
12 Apr Phillips Point April 12 [William Purcell ]
12 Apr OAS Birdathon May 17th [Ken & Rose Burdick ]
11 Apr Bluebird nest [Judith Thurber ]
11 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (11 Apr 2014) 692 Raptors []
11 Apr Friday birding the Creek Walk. [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
11 Apr Shorebirds etc [Wayne Fidler ]
11 Apr Tully, N.Y. Wilson's Snipe to Vesper Sparrow []
11 Apr Onondaga Lake Waterfowl [Drew Weber ]
11 Apr Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am [Chris Lajewski ]
11 Apr Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am [Chris Lajewski ]
11 Apr Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am [Chris Lajewski ]
11 Apr NNYBirds: Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am [Chris Lajewski ]
11 Apr Birding This Morning [Brenda Best ]
11 Apr From Onondaga Hill [Jeri Moses-Eichler ]
11 Apr Phillips Point April 11 [William Purcell ]
11 Apr Morning birds, 4/11 []
10 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (10 Apr 2014) 3299 Raptors []
10 Apr Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ["Mickey Scilingo" ]
10 Apr Sandhill Crane [Joseph Brin ]
10 Apr Crow Behavior [Sue March ]
09 Apr Owls [Brenda Best ]
09 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (09 Apr 2014) 2227 Raptors []
9 Apr Sandhill Crane [Joseph Brin ]
8 Apr Sparrows and Junco's ["Ginny Alfano" ]
8 Apr Onondaga Audubon Program Meeting Wednesday Evening [Rose DeNeve ]
08 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (08 Apr 2014) 375 Raptors []
08 Apr Pine Warbler ["Mickey Scilingo" ]
08 Apr Re: Eurasian Wigeon [William Purcell ]
08 Apr Eurasian Wigeon [William Purcell ]
07 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (07 Apr 2014) 1908 Raptors []
7 Apr Sparrows [Wayne Fidler ]

Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (17 Apr 2014) 1421 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 17 Apr 2014 20:04:28 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture             213          15519          18212
Osprey                       9            151            153
Bald Eagle                  12             84            125
Northern Harrier             2            238            288
Sharp-shinned Hawk         173           2162           2180
Cooper's Hawk                4            130            261
Northern Goshawk             0              5             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          2            271            476
Broad-winged Hawk          925           1782           1782
Red-tailed Hawk             73           3010           3714
Rough-legged Hawk            0            118            184
Golden Eagle                 1             15             41
American Kestrel             5            247            272
Merlin                       2             21             44
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              6
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             15             18
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                    1421          23788          27797
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many.


Weather:
Cold temperatures early warmed up eventually. Strong SE winds. Mostly
clear.

Raptor Observations:
A strange flight today started off slow and got then got out over the
water. 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Strong SE winds, partly cloudy, bit warmer. Should be good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Are you missing an eyepiece from your scope?
From: <lightpainter AT verizon.net>
Date: 17 Apr 2014 11:17:18 -0700
I was at the overlook at the Great Swamp Conservancy this morning and found an 
eyepiece for what I think is either a scope or binoculars in the parking area. 
Barbara Barker at the Nature Center office put it away in a safe place--contact 
her if it's yours. 


 The Great Horned Owl is still sitting in the nest at the heron rookery with 
two owlets who are growing very fast. There is also an osprey on the nest at 
the hacking platform on the far left of the pond. The trees have grown in so 
much that you have to work to find an opening to see it these days--it may not 
be visible later once the leaves are out. 

 

 Cheri Sassman
 Utica, NY
 

  
Subject: Phillips Point April 17
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:57:49 -0400
Tough morning at the lake watch with 8-10 mph east winds producing a frigid 
wind chill and whipping up high waves. For one hour beginning at 0555: 


White-wing Scoter. 1
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Common Loon 3
Bonaparte's Gull 3

Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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Subject: Yardbirds Deluxe
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:31:49 -0400
First time I've had Pileated at suet in several years...E Bluebird on box 
across street with nest, Goldfinches at feeder with Mourning Dove on the 
ground. Wow! 

Judy Thurber 
Liverpool


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Subject: Birding Cedar Bay
From: Mitchell Nusbaum <mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:46 -0700 (PDT)
At 4:30PM on Lyndon Rd. my FOS Catbird was seen on a Sumac. At 4:45P seen from 
the Canal crossing from the picnic area, Eastern Meadowlark(2) as 4 Field 
Sparrows and 2 Song Sp. foraged on the Ground. West along the trail I found 
this young Red-tail perched atop the chain link fence who didn't flush on 
sight. He seemed in perfect health by appearance and pounced to the ground, to 
no avail. Wednesday afternoon was clear conditions temperature of the 34'f and 
stiff NW wind. Good birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: Phillips Point April 16
From: Bill Purcell <wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:13 -0400
At the lakewatch on Wednesday morning many of the expected species for this 
date flew by but in very low numbers. Im hoping for a better day on Thursday. 
From 0600 to 0740: 


White-winged Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 1
Red-breasted Merganser 6
Common Loon 3
Horned Grebe 2
Red-necked Grebe 1
Bonapartes Gull 21
Caspian Tern 1

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (16 Apr 2014) 84 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 16 Apr 2014 19:04:30 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture              43          15306          17999
Osprey                       1            142            144
Bald Eagle                   5             72            113
Northern Harrier             0            236            286
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4           1989           2007
Cooper's Hawk                3            126            257
Northern Goshawk             0              5             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            269            474
Broad-winged Hawk            7            857            857
Red-tailed Hawk             21           2937           3641
Rough-legged Hawk            0            118            184
Golden Eagle                 0             14             40
American Kestrel             0            242            267
Merlin                       0             19             42
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              6
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             15             18
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                      84          22367          26376
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        Dave Fitch, Peter Davidson

Visitors:
Two.


Weather:
Cold temperatures, moderate NW winds, blue skies, wicked shimmer. 

Raptor Observations:
Very slow today.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny, SE winds, cold early but warming up nicely. After two off
days, there should be birds wanting to move. Should be good. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: First Chipping Sparrows of season in back yard
From: <gwsage AT gmail.com>
Date: 16 Apr 2014 13:15:28 -0700
 Today there were five Chipping Sparrows at my feeders. The first of the 
season. 


Gloria Sage
Syracuse  
Subject: Van Buren Town Park
From: Judy Wright <wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:07:16 -0400
There were 4 Caspian Terns, socializing with the Ring-billed Gulls, soaking up 
warmth on the park road by the pond this morning. Other than that just the 
regulars were present. 


Judy Wright
wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com
Baldwinsville, NY








Subject: Eurasian Wigeon
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:06:17 -0400
Still at Phillips Point. Large number of ducks to sort through.

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Subject: 3 Peregrines at State Tower
From: Meredith Leonard <merry.st.louis AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:41:22 -0400
At 7:45 am I was standing in front of the State Tower building and heard and 
then saw two Peregrines come off the west side of the building fast with lots 
of noise and physical contact. Then a third Peregrine came along behind, and 
finally I saw all three fly off to the west. Territory fighting? 


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Subject: Pine Warbler
From: <jaustin_carey AT yahoo.com>
Date: 15 Apr 2014 15:03:16 -0700
I was at Derby Hill on the 13th. Most of the Birds were up too high to get a 
good photo. Was able to get some nice pictures of a pair of Pine Warblers in 
migration hanging out in the Trees along the cliff. Most of the time these 
birds are up high in a Pine Tree and can be hard to Photograph. 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/13880817233/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/13880817233/in/photostream/ 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/13880851235/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/13880851235/in/photostream/ 

 Other birds on my Flicker account are from April 1st at Derby Hill. The birds 
were lower. 

 Joe Carey
 Syracuse NY
 

  

Subject: Snowy owl
From: Wayne Fidler <wayne13114 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:14:00 -0700 (PDT)
My aunt works at the new haven town hall and called and told me there was a 
SNOWY OWL hanging around there all day it was last seen at 4PM. Looks like they 
may be on the move again.
Wayne Fidler
Mexico NY


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Subject: Phillips Point April 15
From: Bill Purcell <wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:14:50 -0400
The Eurasian Wigeon was still present in the bay at Phillips Point this 
morning. There was a modest movement of waterfowl and gulls along the lake and 
it was dry while I was there from 0600 to 0730: 


White-winged Scoter 13
Long-tailed Duck 65
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Common Loon 38
Red-necked Grebe 1
Bonapartes Gull 100
Caspian Tern 4

Also: 1 Peregrine Falcon

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: Trumpeter Swan at Webster Pond.
From: Mitchell Nusbaum <mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:03:10 -0700 (PDT)
Trumpeter Swan.Web

 
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Subject: OAS Derby Hill Field Trip Saturday
From: Rose DeNeve <rose.deneve AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:32:16 -0400
*Derby Hill*

*Saturday, April 19*


*10 a.m. to 3 p.m. *Gerry Smith 315-771-6902

Broadwing Hawks are in full migration. And  you do not want to miss the
spectacular early passerine flights that are possible now. Dress warmly in
layers, as DHBO's weather is variable at this season. Contact Gerry for
full details.
Subject: Phillips Pt
From: Wayne Fidler <wayne13114 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:20:51 -0700 (PDT)
Kevin McGann and I did a quick check for the EURASIAN WIGEON Bill Purcell 
reported earlier and as we pulled into the spot a large white bird flew and 
perched in a willow tree near the end of the point it was a SNOWY OWL, within a 
few minutes of scanning Kevin found the wigeon.
Wayne Fidler
Mexico NY

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:35:34 -0700 (PDT)
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* April 14, 2014
*  NYSY  04. 14. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

April 07, 2013 - April 14, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: April 14 AT 6:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#388 Monday April 14, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
April 07, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
CACKLING GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
BLACK VULTURE
GOLDEN EAGLE
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
SANDHILL CRANE
UPLAND SANDPIPER
SHORT-EARED OWL
SNOWY OWL



Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
------------

     4/9: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A SANDHILL 
CRANE was seen on Carncross Road. 

     4/10: An early VIRGINIA RAIL was heard at Marten’s Tract.
     4/11: A SHORT-EARED OWL was found on VanDyne Spoor Road.
     4/12: 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at the beginning of 
Towpath Road. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the mucklands along Rt.31. 

     4/13: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from East Road.


Oneida County
------------

     4/8: A CACKLING GOOSE was found in a swamp on Rt.31 near the 
intersection of Rt. 365. 

     4/9: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at the intersection of Miller Road 
and Rt. 365. Another was seen on 4/11. 

     4/10: A lingering SNOWY OWLwas last seen on 4/10 near Oriskany.
     4/11: FOS DUNLIN were seen at the Oneida Creek mouth.


Derby Hill
------------

     Another great week at Derby with a count of 10,896 Hawks counted. The 
first BROAD-WINGED HAWKS arrived on 4/10. The seasons second BLACK VULTURE 
arrived today. 



Onondaga County
-------------

     4/9: A SANDHILL CRANE was found in a wet spot on East Sorrell Hill Road 
south of Baldwinsville. It was last seen on 4/11. 

     4/12: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen late in the afternoon at the Pony Farm on 
Lamson Road, Town of Lysander. It probably spent the night but was not located 
in the morning. 



Oswego County
------------

     4/11: FOS UPLAND SANDPIPERS returned to the Oswego County Airfield on 
Howard Road. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found at the end of Nine Mile Point 
Road near Noyes Sanctuary. WARNING - Noyes Sanctuary is loaded with Deer Ticks 
this spring. 

     4/14: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake. A 
RED-THROATED LOON was spotted also. 



Jefferson County
------------

     4/8: An EURASIAN WIGEON was found in a wet area on Rt. 3 just north of 
the Oswego County line. 

     4/12: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at the fishermens access on South Sandy 
Creek. 



New Arrivals this week
------------------------------

VIRGINIA RAIL
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
COMMON GALLINULE
AMERICAN PIPIT
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW
UPLAND SANDPIPER
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
DUNLIN
HOUSE WREN
CLIFF SWALLOW
HERMIT THRUSH
BROWN THRASHER
PALM WARBLER
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER

   
        
--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (14 Apr 2014) 1791 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 14 Apr 2014 18:04:35 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1              2              2
Turkey Vulture             387          15263          17956
Osprey                      15            141            143
Bald Eagle                   6             67            108
Northern Harrier            23            236            286
Sharp-shinned Hawk         519           1985           2003
Cooper's Hawk               11            123            254
Northern Goshawk             0              5             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            269            474
Broad-winged Hawk          626            850            850
Red-tailed Hawk             96           2916           3620
Rough-legged Hawk            1            118            184
Golden Eagle                 1             14             40
American Kestrel            96            242            267
Merlin                       7             19             42
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              6
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                1             15             18
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                    1791          22283          26292
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Weather:
Strong S winds shifting to SW, warm temperatures, and mostly cloudy skies.
Rain in the late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A nice low steady flight today. Good numbers of Sharp-shinned and
Broad-winged Hawks. The second Black Vulture of the season passed this
morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
215 more Northern Flickers today. Also one Sandhill Crane, Brown Thrasher,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Predictions:
Lots of precipitation tomorrow with NW winds and dropping temperatures.
Does not sound great.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Oneida Lake Dunlin
From: <voma13 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 14 Apr 2014 14:50:55 -0700
After work, I decided to drop down to see the Caspian Terns that Brenda Best 
had found near the inlet of Oneida Creek, on Oneida Lake. I found 13 Caspian 
Terns, over 20 cormorants and 7 Horned Grebes, along with the usual three gull 
species. When scanning across the lake, I noticed three small shorebirds on a 
log in the lake, I drove closer to get a better look, and noticed three Dunlin, 
none of which looked very at home on the log. 


Matt Voelker
Durhamville
Subject: Need Help with Gull ID
From: Brenda Best <bestbird AT me.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:00:45 -0400
At the east end of Ditchbank Rd. in Canastota this morning, there were about 
2000 gulls, mostly Ring-billed. I was able to pick out four Lesser Black-backed 
Gulls, 1 immature and 3 adults. 


I also found the gull seen in three pictures at 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22146769 AT N03/sets/72157643962354273/. Is this a 
pale Herring or is it a Thayer's? I have no experience with Thayer's and it 
would be a life bird, so I'm not comfortable calling it a Thayer's without 
other opinions. I checked and Thayer's Gull is a NYSARC species marked (N). 



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Subject: Dugway Rd. and Chenango Canal Towpath Walk
From: <lightpainter AT verizon.net>
Date: 14 Apr 2014 10:38:45 -0700
I took my morning walk today on Dugway Rd. in Franklin Springs. The wind was 
very strong, making it hard to hear or see birds except in the most protected 
spots. The highlight was the variety of woodpeckers: RED-BELLIED, DOWNY, HAIRY, 
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and a flyover PILEATED. Two COOPER'S HAWKS whizzed 
over pushed by the wind. From there, I went to the south side of Deansboro and 
accessed the Chenango Canal Towpath walkway at Burnham Rd. off of Rt. 12B. The 
highlight there was my first YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER of the year. I also heard a 
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. (I also had a white-throated sparrow at home in my yard 
yesterday.) 

 Cheri Sassman

 Utica, NY
Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:20:08 -0400
Two on Cedervale Road about one quarter mile north of Pleasant Valley Road East 
of Marcellus 


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Subject: FOS House Wren
From: Josh LaCelle <joshualacelle AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:42:11 -0400
FOS House Wren this morning in Camden. Yellow-rumped Warblers arrived this
morning as well.

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Subject: House Wren in Seneca Falls
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:43:37 -0700
FOS HOUSE WREN Monday morning in Seneca Falls.

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Subject: House Wren in Seneca Falls
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:43:37 -0700 (PDT)
FOS HOUSE WREN Monday morning in Seneca Falls.

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Subject: House Wren in Seneca Falls
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:43:37 -0700 (PDT)
FOS HOUSE WREN Monday morning in Seneca Falls.

Chris Lajewski
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon at Phillips Point
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:30:35 -0400
A Eurasian Wigeon was seen at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake this morning. The 
bird was in the bay to the east of the point with a lot of Ring-necked Ducks 
and American Wigeon. Migrants along the lake this morning included: 


White-winged scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 29
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 12
Bonaparte's Gull 12
Caspian Tern 3

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

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Subject: American Woodcock
From: "Karen Evert" <evert9629 AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:28:01 -0400
 

I've been listening to an American Woodcock "peenting" for a half an hour.

 

Karen Evert

New Hartford, NY

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"In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous"   Aristotle

 

 

 



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Subject: Trumpeter Swans
From: Tim <willowcreek00 AT windstream.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:07:18 -0400 (EDT)
I keep seeing a pair of Trumpeter Swans, presumably the same birds. Always in 
the vicinity of Bowens Corners area of southern Granby town. Twice on White 
Cemetary Rd just inside Cayuga Cty. line in wet cornfield. Then flying by my 
house on Lakeshore Rd., then this evening flying around two miles west of 
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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (13 Apr 2014) 1878 Raptors
From: wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com
Date: 13 Apr 2014 20:04:23 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture             907          14876          17569
Osprey                      14            126            128
Bald Eagle                   8             61            102
Northern Harrier            30            213            263
Sharp-shinned Hawk         225           1466           1484
Cooper's Hawk                2            112            243
Northern Goshawk             1              5             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          8            269            474
Broad-winged Hawk          206            224            224
Red-tailed Hawk            445           2820           3524
Rough-legged Hawk           10            117            183
Golden Eagle                 2             13             39
American Kestrel            18            146            171
Merlin                       2             12             35
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             14             17
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                    1878          20492          24501
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Bill Purcell, Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many


Weather:
Very warm and sunny with SE to SW winds most of the day. A strange wind
shift to NW, N and finally E late in the day seemed to have no effect on
the birds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of migrants with 1356 N. Flickers by the time I left the watch. Also
30+ Pine Warblers, lots of Yellow-rumps and a Palm plus the FOS Cliff
Swallow.

Predictions:
South winds again should be good unless there's too much rain.
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Subject: Leucistic canada goose
From: Dennis Anderson <windows721 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:43:20 -0700 (PDT)
I visited pony farms on Lampson road this afternoon. The yellowlegs is no 
longer present, but plenty of Canada geese. I found what appeared to be a snow 
goose in the group but after close inspection I discovered it is a leucistic 
Canada goose. The entire body is all white, with a chocolate brown neck and 
head and white cheek patch. 

Dennis Anderson
ABC Transportation Coordinator
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Subject: Snow geese
From: <ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com>
Date: 13 Apr 2014 12:54:31 -0700
After an excellent morning of hawkwatching at Derby Hill, I returned home to 
find two snow geese flying north over the rearmost portion of my property on 
Oran Delphi Road in the Town of Pompey. 


Good birding.

Chris Spagnoli
Town of Pompey
Subject: Pair of Osprey nesting, Hamlin Marsh
From: Gregory Diamond <maxxjparker AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:35:28 -0700 (PDT)
There is a pair of Osprey nesting in Hamlin Marsh, NE of Henry Clay Blvd. Shot 
photos of them this morning. They sit behind the Gun Club and the Sunday 
morning firing, though loud and nerve-wracking, doesn't seem to bother the 
birds. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/maxxjparker/sets/72157643908475274/

      
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Subject: Snowy Owl at Oriskany
From: <sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com>
Date: 13 Apr 2014 09:22:08 -0700
Hello all, 

 I added a photo I took April 10, at about 7:30 PM of the Snowy Owl at Oriskany 
to my Flickr account. 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157641147963213/
 

 A few minutes after taking the picture the bird flew away out of sight in a 
direction I had not seen it fly before. (I later checked and it was very close 
to due North.) 

 

 I’ve been back on the 11th, 12th, and now 13th and have not seen the bird.
 

 I could be a coincidence, but the snow bank it was sitting on on the 10th was 
the only snow left around the bird for a few days. By the 11th the snow bank 
itself was essentially gone. 

 

 Sean E. Lanigan
 Whitesboro
Subject: Great Egret, Wilson's Snipe, Upland Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler
From: Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:55:44 -0400
The subject birds were the highlights of the few hours I was out birding this 
morning in Oswego County. 


The GREAT EGRET was at the ponds at the golf course along Rt 49 in West Monroe 
at 7:00 AM and was still present on my return at 11:00. 


The WILSON’S SNIPE was in the roadside ditch along Toad Harbor Rd near the 
ponds of the golf course. 


The UPLAND SANDPIPER was at the Fulton Airport – well actually, it was near 
the parking lot for the small race track just east of the airport. Visible from 
Howard Rd near the entrance to the racetrack. Also present were SAVANNAH 
SPARROWS and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. The small pond there had at least 37 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL as well. 


The Rt 6 marsh in Volney was chock full of waterfowl, with 12 species accounted 
for, plus 2 other water bird species. I tried to make an accurate count of all 
the birds, but they were moving around way too much. I am sure these numbers 
are probably on the low side: 


Canada Goose – 7
Wood Duck – 2 (1 pair male and female)
American Wigeon – 41
American Black Duck – 4
Mallard – 20
BLUE-WINGED TEAL – 2 males
NORTHERN SHOVELER – 5 (4 males, 1 female)
Northern Pintail – 9
Green-winged Teal – 43
Ring-necked Duck – 137 (probably undercounted)
Bufflehead – 3
Hooded Merganser – 19
Pied-billed Grebe – 2
Common Gallinule - 3


Mickey Scilingo
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Oswego County, NY
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Subject: Great Egret, Wilson's Snipe, Upland Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler
From: "Mickey Scilingo" <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:55:44 -0400
The subject birds were the highlights of the few hours I was out birding this 
morning in Oswego County. 


The GREAT EGRET was at the ponds at the golf course along Rt 49 in West Monroe 
at 7:00 AM and was still present on my return at 11:00. 


The WILSON’S SNIPE was in the roadside ditch along Toad Harbor Rd near the 
ponds of the golf course. 


The UPLAND SANDPIPER was at the Fulton Airport – well actually, it was near 
the parking lot for the small race track just east of the airport. Visible from 
Howard Rd near the entrance to the racetrack. Also present were SAVANNAH 
SPARROWS and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. The small pond there had at least 37 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL as well. 


The Rt 6 marsh in Volney was chock full of waterfowl, with 12 species accounted 
for, plus 2 other water bird species. I tried to make an accurate count of all 
the birds, but they were moving around way too much. I am sure these numbers 
are probably on the low side: 


Canada Goose – 7
Wood Duck – 2 (1 pair male and female)
American Wigeon – 41
American Black Duck – 4
Mallard – 20
BLUE-WINGED TEAL – 2 males
NORTHERN SHOVELER – 5 (4 males, 1 female)
Northern Pintail – 9
Green-winged Teal – 43
Ring-necked Duck – 137 (probably undercounted)
Bufflehead – 3
Hooded Merganser – 19
Pied-billed Grebe – 2
Common Gallinule - 3


Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
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Subject: Migrant arrivals, Cedar Bay & Andrews Rd canal
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:34:13 -0400
Hi all,

I had a number of first-of-years this morning along the Erie Canal at Cedar
Bay Park and along the Andrews Road feeder canal.

Highlights for me at Cedar Bay were SAVANNAH SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK,
SWAMP SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, BROWN THRASHER, BELTED KINGFISHER, EASTERN
TOWHEES, EASTERN PHOEBES, numerous NORTHERN FLICKERS, TREE SWALLOWS, and
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS.  Other good birds at Cedar Bay this morning were a
rare-for-the-area flyover COMMON RAVEN, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and WILD TURKEY.

The Andrews Road feeder canal had two YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, WOOD DUCKS,
and singles of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and a somewhat early GRAY CATBIRD.  I'm
not sure if it's more likely that the catbird overwintered nearby or is
just a tad on the early side.

Montezuma last Thursday still had pretty good duck numbers (incl. quite a
few BLUE-WINGED TEAL and a lone female RUDDY DUCK), along with BARN and
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW.  Very nice to see four shorebird species at
Carncross Road - GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and
KILLDEER.  I saw only a handful of SNOW GEESE still lingering, mostly in
the mucklands.

Finally, I had a single HERMIT THRUSH poking around my compost pile last
Tuesday (4/8) along Euclid Avenue in Syracuse, a MERLIN doing display
flights over the neighborhood last Monday evening and a singing CHIPPING
SPARROW yesterday morning.

Good birding,
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Subject: Waterfowl watch on Onondaga lake 4/12
From: Mitchell Nusbaum <mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:26:49 -0700 (PDT)
From Onondaga lake Parkway North of the CSX trestle were a mixed raft of 
Redhead and Scaups with a smattering ofCommon Goldeneyes (5) and Bufflehead 
around noon.Redheads Scaup raft 

 
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Subject: Pony Farm Golden Eagle
From: Ken & Rose Burdick <kenburdick AT ieee.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:48:46 -0400
I stopped at the Pony Farm ponds on Lamson Rd on the way home from 
raptor class.  Highlights were a single SNOW GOOSE, a Greater/Lesser 
YELLOWLEGS (I was leaning toward Lesser) and a sub-adult GOLDEN EAGLE 
with a half-white tail and patches of white along the base of the 
secondaries.  The eagle dropped into a tree at the back of the field 
behind the eastern pond, apparently to roost for the night.  With 
luck it will be there in the AM and at Derby by noon :)

Good birding,
Ken

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Subject: Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds
From: DCLeete AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:22:23 -0400 (EDT)
Six Tree Swallows and four Eastern Bluebirds divided their time between three 
bluebird nesting boxes in my orchard today. It will be interesting, as the 
spring develops, to see which species ended up occupying which of the 
birdhouses. 



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Subject: Redtail defending its territory
From: <ruthcatrin AT gmail.com>
Date: 12 Apr 2014 16:12:56 -0700
A Redtailed Hawk (with a distinctive notched wing) appears to have settled on a 
spot on my neighbor's property and spent today vigorously defending the 
surrounding airspace. I managed to catch one interaction with my camera: 
http://scaryyankeechick.com/pictures/birds/rtd/ 
http://scaryyankeechick.com/pictures/birds/rtd/ images 1-8 are of the bird in 
question, image 9 is its opponent, the rest are of the interaction. One of the 
best of the bunch (for the folks who don't want to wait for them all to load: 
http://scaryyankeechick.com/pictures/birds/rtd/IMGA3081.jpg 
http://scaryyankeechick.com/pictures/birds/rtd/IMGA3081.jpg 


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Subject: Sunset Park
From: Rosanne Costello <kcostel1 AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:18:32 -0400
This morning at Sunset Park in Scriba, 6 N. Flickers, 1 Brown Creeper, 6 Cow 
Birds, 2 Horned Grebes (no breeding plumage), lots of Robins and 6 R H 
Mergansers in the lake. The gate to the park is NOT open yet. Also a few Turkey 
Vultures flying over and a pair of Ospreys. 


Happy Birding everyone,
Rosanne Costello
Oswego, NY
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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (12 Apr 2014) 517 Raptors
From: wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com
Date: 12 Apr 2014 18:04:23 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture             248          13969          16662
Osprey                       3            112            114
Bald Eagle                   2             53             94
Northern Harrier             4            183            233
Sharp-shinned Hawk          57           1241           1259
Cooper's Hawk                3            110            241
Northern Goshawk             1              4             11
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            261            466
Broad-winged Hawk            8             18             18
Red-tailed Hawk            182           2375           3079
Rough-legged Hawk            3            107            173
Golden Eagle                 0             11             37
American Kestrel             5            128            153
Merlin                       1             10             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             14             17
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                     517          18614          22623
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Bill Purcell

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many out enjoying the sun and relative warmth.


Weather:
Light south winds shifted early to a moderate lake breeze. Mostly sunny and
comfortable.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Warm and southerly winds but some precipitation predicted for the morning. 
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Subject: Woodman pond, Great Swamp conservancy etc
From: Betty Armbruster <barm17 AT windstream.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:54:15 -0400
Cheri and I went to Woodman pond today and saw a Loon, 3 Horned Grebes, 5 
Bufflehead, few Ring-necked, Canada Geese and a few too far away to ID. We went 
to Great Swamp and there were Pintails, American Wigeons, Ring-necked, Quite 


a few Great Blue Heron on their nests, and a Great Horned Owl on a nest with 2 
babies, 2 Osprey flying over and one on the nest on Pine Ridge Rd. At the 
office we saw Tree swallows, Gold finches and a Northern Harrier.. . At Verona 
swamp we 


saw a Green winged teal, some Wood Ducks. Sterling road had some Wood ducks 
too, White breasted Nuthatches, Red Bellied Woodpecker and Yellow Bellied 
Sapsucker. Most places we stopped there was Phoebe 


Great day for birding. 


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Herkimer County	






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Subject: Phillips Point April 12
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:54:03 -0400
Light winds on Oneida Lake this morning with the only birds moving over an hour 
beginning at 6:05 being 5 Common Loons and 3 Bonaparte's gulls. The forecast 
for Sunday morning is for SE or ESE winds and rain. That makes for very 
uncomfortable conditions on the lake so I probably won't be there. 


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Hastings NY

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Subject: OAS Birdathon May 17th
From: Ken & Rose Burdick <kenburdick AT ieee.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:58:29 -0400
Hi all,

Save the Dates!  The Onondaga Audubon Society's Birdathon Big Day 
will be held on Saturday, May 17, with the compilation picnic the 
following day at the Derby Hill hawk watch on Sunday the 
18th.  Information packets will be going out soon to recently 
participating teams.


This event is a 24-hour birding challenge within NYSOA Kingbird 
Region 5 - Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Madison, Herkimer and northern 
Cayuga Counties.  This year, we are expanding the area to include 
Jefferson and Lewis Counties as well.  It is also an big fund-raiser 
for OAS.  Whether you have done this before or not, PLEASE 
PARTICIPATE and help make this year's Birdathon another great success.

                                 * * * * * * * * *

Participation is flexible.  Teams can be any size, and birders at all 
levels of experience are welcome.  You may spend as much time in the 
field or as little as you like - up to 24 hours.  Not sure if you 
want to join?  - - please get in touch with us so that we can provide 
more details and answer your questions.


Registering is simple.  To start, we need just three things - the 
name of the Team Leader, details on where to send the Birdathon 
information (street or E-mail address), and a phone number for on the 
day of the picnic.

Have a Great Day, and see you there!



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(315) 685-5571
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Subject: Bluebird nest
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:13:28 -0400
Bluebird nest across the street from my house made this week. No eggs yet. 
Thrill! 


Onondaga Lake east walking trail: many Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Mergs, many 
Horned Grebes ... Some showing a lot of breeding plumage...several Bufflehead 
... Three Pied-billed Grebes. These all were close to shore. There were many 
more waterfowl farther out. Several Caspian Terns flying up and down the 
shoreline. 


White-throated Sparrow in yard.  

Judy Thurber
Liverpool 

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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (11 Apr 2014) 692 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 11 Apr 2014 21:04:34 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture             320          13721          16414
Osprey                       6            109            111
Bald Eagle                   0             51             92
Northern Harrier            15            179            229
Sharp-shinned Hawk         113           1184           1202
Cooper's Hawk                4            107            238
Northern Goshawk             0              3             10
Red-shouldered Hawk          5            261            466
Broad-winged Hawk            3             10             10
Red-tailed Hawk            216           2193           2897
Rough-legged Hawk            4            104            170
Golden Eagle                 0             11             37
American Kestrel             6            123            148
Merlin                       0              9             32
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             14             17
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                     692          18097          22106
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Weather:
Sunny skies early and late with some fairly dark clouds midday. Mild
temperatures. Very light NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of a flight in the morning and after the sun peaked out. 

Non-raptor Observations:
160 Northern Flickers past the north lookout this morning.

Predictions:
Warm, light winds, sun. Should be birds moving.
========================================================================
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Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Friday birding the Creek Walk.
From: Mitchell Nusbaum <mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:46:10 -0700 (PDT)
My FOS Phoebe was seen at sector L just after 4. There were also a pair of 
Cowbirds, Juncoes and a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Also on this windless 
day in the pools at Bear street and Van Rensselaer were 7 Caspian Terns and 2 
pair of Buffleheads. Water level is very high now. Good birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Eastern Phoebe. 

 
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Subject: Shorebirds etc
From: Wayne Fidler <wayne13114 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:34:46 -0700 (PDT)
This evening I checked the howard road fulton airport near silk rd and found 
a/the UPLAND SANDPIPER, both GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and PECTORAL 
SANDPIPERS yesterday I had WILSONS SNIPE there. At the route 6 marsh I heard a 
single VIRGINIA RAIL lots of other birds there as usual. I went to noyes 
sanctuary and at the end of the road there was the RED HEADED WOODPECKER I also 
heard my first EASTERN TOWHEE in the county there. 
Wayne Fidler
Mexico NY

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Subject: Tully, N.Y. Wilson's Snipe to Vesper Sparrow
From: <gwren70 AT yahoo.com>
Date: 11 Apr 2014 14:26:43 -0700
Four Wilson's Snipe were seen this morning in the alfalfa field between my home 
and Rt. 81. Earlier, a single Bonaparte's Gull was observed swimming in one of 
the vernal ponds located in the same field. A Vesper Sparrow made its 
appearance at the edge of my weedy field and lawn. Good birding. Gene Huggins, 
Tully, N.Y. 

 

Subject: Onondaga Lake Waterfowl
From: Drew Weber <drewweber AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:36:21 -0400
This morning there were good numbers of waterfowl on the lake as viewed
from the marina. The biggest numbers were the Bufflehead, but a count of 32
Red-necked Grebes visible from one spot was exceptional. There were also
good numbers of loons and Horned Grebes.


Drew Weber
drewweber AT gmail.com
484.269.6009
Subject: Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:00:07 -0700
On Saturday, April 12 at 10 am, Lucy Winters 
Durkin, the great, great granddaughter of John James Audubon, will speak about 
Audubon's 

life and the story behind his incredible work of art entitled Birds of 
America at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY). 
Stick around after the presentation to explore the migratory waterfowl, 
songbirds and raptors at the Center. The presentation fee is $6 for adults, $4 
for children and $20 per family. 

Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex members get in free. Call 
315.365.3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org to register.

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Subject: Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:00:07 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 12 at 10 am, Lucy Winters 
Durkin, the great, great granddaughter of John James Audubon, will speak about 
Audubon's 

life and the story behind his incredible work of art entitled Birds of 
America at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY). 
Stick around after the presentation to explore the migratory waterfowl, 
songbirds and raptors at the Center. The presentation fee is $6 for adults, $4 
for children and $20 per family. 

Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex members get in free. Call 
315.365.3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org to register.

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Subject: Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:00:07 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 12 at 10 am, Lucy Winters 
Durkin, the great, great granddaughter of John James Audubon, will speak about 
Audubon's 

life and the story behind his incredible work of art entitled Birds of 
America at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY). 
Stick around after the presentation to explore the migratory waterfowl, 
songbirds and raptors at the Center. The presentation fee is $6 for adults, $4 
for children and $20 per family. 

Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex members get in free. Call 
315.365.3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org to register.

Chris Lajewski
Interim Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
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Subject: NNYBirds: Audubon Relative to Speak at the Montezuma Audubon Center Sat. April 12 @ 10 am
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:00:07 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 12 at 10 am, Lucy Winters 
Durkin, the great, great granddaughter of John James Audubon, will speak about 
Audubon's 

life and the story behind his incredible work of art entitled Birds of 
America at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89 Savannah, NY). 
Stick around after the presentation to explore the migratory waterfowl, 
songbirds and raptors at the Center. The presentation fee is $6 for adults, $4 
for children and $20 per family. 

Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex members get in free. Call 
315.365.3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org to register.

Chris Lajewski
Interim Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146
http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
Subject: Birding This Morning
From: Brenda Best <bestbird AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:52:36 -0400
Matt Voelker and I birded some local areas and Oneida Lake this morning.

We found two Virginia Rails and several Swamp Sparrows calling in the Jug Point 
Road swamp. 


On Oneida Lake, specifically South Bay in the southeast part of the lake, we 
found more Buffleheads than I have ever seen before. I estimated 400. There 
were also 10 Red-necked Grebes and 4 Horned Grebes. There were hundreds of both 
scaup. Inside Marion Manor Marina, there were 5 more Horned Grebes. There is a 
photo with our eBird checklist at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17838831. 


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Subject: From Onondaga Hill
From: Jeri Moses-Eichler <jerroast AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:55:36 -0400
Our Phoebe is back!

Jeri
Subject: Phillips Point April 11
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:54:44 -0400
A lot of ice has gone off Oneida Lake in the past 48 hours so I headed to 
Phillips Point this morning. There were some fog issues but it was a nice 
morning. Migrants from 0605 to 0810: 


Am. Black Duck 19
White-winged Scoter 7
Red-breasted Merganser 11
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Bonaparte's Gulls 151
Common Tern  2

The half-mile dirt road is in much better shape than last year. The potholes 
are fewer and smaller. 


I try to get to the point about 20 to 30 minutes before sunrise. Over the years 
I've found that the first half hour is usually better than the second half hour 
and the first hour is usually better than the second hour. 


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Hastings NY

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Subject: Morning birds, 4/11
From: <ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com>
Date: 11 Apr 2014 06:44:40 -0700
With strong south winds yesterday into the night and some light drizzly rain 
just before sunup, I figured there would likely be good migrant presence this 
morning. The back woods yielded at least two and probably three singing winter 
wrens, and on my ponds, a pair of bufflehead (male and female) - I believe this 
is only the second time I have had bufflehead on the property. Also present 
were many singing juncos and golden-crowned kinglets (again, singing, not just 
calling). The swamp sparrow have also returned and are in full song. 

  
 Did not hear ruffed grouse drumming or start one up. Hope my local bird(s) 
survived the winter. I would not be surprised if they retired to the lowest 
elevations on the far side of the ponds and are taking their time coming back 
to the breeding territory. 

  
 Good birding.
  
 Chris Spagnoli
 Town of Pompey
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (10 Apr 2014) 3299 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 10 Apr 2014 19:04:41 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture            1657          13401          16094
Osprey                      16            103            105
Bald Eagle                  12             51             92
Northern Harrier            39            164            214
Sharp-shinned Hawk         605           1071           1089
Cooper's Hawk               25            103            234
Northern Goshawk             2              3             10
Red-shouldered Hawk          9            256            461
Broad-winged Hawk            7              7              7
Red-tailed Hawk            862           1977           2681
Rough-legged Hawk           12            100            166
Golden Eagle                 4             11             37
American Kestrel            40            117            142
Merlin                       1              9             32
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            4             10             14
Unknown Buteo                2             14             17
Unknown Falcon               1              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              4             10

Total:                    3299          17405          21414
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Lots! Thanks to everyone who assisted with spotting hawks today.


Weather:
Sunny early, light clouds in the middle of the day, then blue skies in the
afternoon with late clouds. Chilly temps at sunrise ramped up in a hurry,
especially after the sun came out. Strong SE winds becoming SW and even
stronger. 

Raptor Observations:
A big flight today! Birds were all over the place. A nice Sharp-shinned and
Red-tailed Hawk flight. And let's not forget those Turkey Vultures -
today's flight pushed us over the SEASON Turkey Vulture record (set last
season). It'll be interesting to see just how much distance we can put
between the two numbers from now until the end of May. Today also featured
the first Broad-winged Hawks of the season. Finally, two interesting
Red-tailed Hawks were seen today: a dark adult and an all-too-briefly seen
leucistic adult.

Non-raptor Observations:
Four Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers flew by this morning along with lots of
American Robins and blackbirds (more Rusties starting to mix in now). Had
my first Chipping Sparrow. 

Predictions:
Light winds out of the W and sun tomorrow. Should be a clean up flight from
today and I don't see why there won't be another decent flight after that.
========================================================================
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Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
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Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: "Mickey Scilingo" <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:54:18 -0400
Had one Yellow-bellied Sapsucker pass through the yard this morning on his way 
to wherever. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
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Subject: Sandhill Crane
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:13:48 -0400
Still at E. Sorrell Hill Rd. location .

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Subject: Crow Behavior
From: Sue March <SMARCH1 AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:53:42 +0000
This is something I have never seen:

This morning, in my backyard (South St, Marcellus), an adult rabbit was sitting 
out in the open. Suddenly a crow swooped out of an adjacent spruce and 
physically attacked the rabbit. It's actions were very "hawk-like", coming in 
with his feet and then striking at the rabbit with its beak. Rabbit ran off, 
along with 2 other adults. 


I can see my gardening plans for this spring need to be adjusted, based on the 
rabbit population and the lack of success by the crow! 


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Subject: Owls
From: Brenda Best <bestbird AT me.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:01:09 -0400
There are still two Short-eared Owls in the field where Miller Rd. tees with 
Rt. 31 in the town of Verona, Oneida County. 


There is also a Great Horned Owl nest at the Great Swamp overlook on Pine Ridge 
Rd. in the Town of Lenox, Madison County. One adult and two young were seen 
today. 


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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (09 Apr 2014) 2227 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 09 Apr 2014 20:04:23 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture            1974          11744          14437
Osprey                       9             87             89
Bald Eagle                   3             39             80
Northern Harrier             8            125            175
Sharp-shinned Hawk          24            466            484
Cooper's Hawk               11             78            209
Northern Goshawk             0              1              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          7            247            452
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            183           1115           1819
Rough-legged Hawk            3             88            154
Golden Eagle                 0              7             33
American Kestrel             3             77            102
Merlin                       0              8             31
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            1              6             10
Unknown Buteo                1             12             15
Unknown Falcon               0              1              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              9

Total:                    2227          14106          18115
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Two.


Weather:
Cool temperatures, moderate NW winds shifting to W in the afternoon and
decreasing in strength. Blue skies throughout.

Raptor Observations:
Another big South Lookout flight. Mainly Turkey Vultures and Red-tailed
Hawks with a smattering of other species.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few Common Loons heading north. 

Predictions:
Warm temperatures are predicted tomorrow with strong S winds going to SW
and partly cloudy skies. Sounds like it should be really good.
========================================================================
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Subject: Sandhill Crane
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:49:12 -0400
At East Sorrell Hill Road location 8:45 a.m. 

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Subject: Sparrows and Junco's
From: "Ginny Alfano" <ginnyalfano48 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:16:53 -0400
I had a massive fall out of Junco's and Sparrows yesterday and today (Monday
and Tuesday).  There were more Tree Sparrows and Junco's then I could count.
A fair estimate would be 100 - 150 Junco's and 75+ Tree Sparrows.  Among the
mix was one lone Fox Sparrow on both days, a few Song Sparrows and today
there were some Chipping Sparrows.  On Sunday, I was thrilled to have three
pair of Purple Finches at my feeders.  They were still here when I got home
from work today and vocalizing in the tree tops.  

 

Ginny Alfano

Maple Flats, NY (five miles north of Cleveland)

 

 

 
Subject: Onondaga Audubon Program Meeting Wednesday Evening
From: Rose DeNeve <rose.deneve AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:29:26 -0400
*Onondaga Audubon Program Meeting Wednesday, April 9 *


*Organic Chocolate and Birds of Hispaniola*

*Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m.*

Onondaga Lake Visitors Center

Adjacent to I-690 on the southwest shore of Onondaga Lake

As a graduate student at SUNY-ESF, Andrea Thomen has been studying the
importance of agroforestry for bird species in the Caribbean. In this
program, she will explain how birds can help promote sustainable
livelihoods in the tropics.


For directions to the venue, visit
http://www.lakecleanup.com/public-engagement/onondaga-lake-visitors-center.
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (08 Apr 2014) 375 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 08 Apr 2014 20:04:35 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture             330           9770          12463
Osprey                       2             78             80
Bald Eagle                   0             36             77
Northern Harrier            14            117            167
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13            442            460
Cooper's Hawk                0             67            198
Northern Goshawk             0              1              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            240            445
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             12            932           1636
Rough-legged Hawk            1             85            151
Golden Eagle                 0              7             33
American Kestrel             1             74             99
Merlin                       0              8             31
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              9
Unknown Buteo                1             11             14
Unknown Falcon               0              1              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              3              9

Total:                     375          11879          15888
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Two.


Weather:
A few rain showers throughout the day put a damper on things. Mild
temperatures early becoming colder as the day progressed. SE winds shifting
to W and becoming quite strong.

Raptor Observations:
A nice Turkey Vulture clean up flight but then not much.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Chilly, NW winds. Probably won't be huge, but there certainly will be some
sort of TV flight, possibly Red-tails. Thursday looks good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Pine Warbler
From: "Mickey Scilingo" <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:56:31 -0400
My season’s first PINE WARBLER is chomping on the suet at my feeders.



Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:20:09 -0400
Eurasian Wigeon is in a flooded field, not a small pond. 

Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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> On Apr 8, 2014, at 1:41 PM, William Purcell  wrote:
> 
> There is a male Eurasian Wigeon in a small pond on Route 3 just across the 
county line in the town of Ellisburg Jefferson County. This is just north of 
the entrance to Greene Point Marina. 

> 
> Bill Purcell 
> Hastings NY
> 
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:41:47 -0400
There is a male Eurasian Wigeon in a small pond on Route 3 just across the 
county line in the town of Ellisburg Jefferson County. This is just north of 
the entrance to Greene Point Marina. 


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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (07 Apr 2014) 1908 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 07 Apr 2014 20:04:23 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture            1424           9440          12133
Osprey                      36             76             78
Bald Eagle                   0             36             77
Northern Harrier            34            103            153
Sharp-shinned Hawk         268            429            447
Cooper's Hawk                8             67            198
Northern Goshawk             0              1              8
Red-shouldered Hawk         11            240            445
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             88            920           1624
Rough-legged Hawk           12             84            150
Golden Eagle                 2              7             33
American Kestrel            23             73             98
Merlin                       2              8             31
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              9
Unknown Buteo                0             10             13
Unknown Falcon               0              1              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              8

Total:                    1908          11504          15513
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many! A nice group of folks enjoyed the flight today from the North
Lookout.


Weather:
Sunny skies in the early morning with increasingly heavy clouds throughout
the day. Mild temperatures. Fairly strong SE winds.

Raptor Observations:
A nice steady flight with a push at the end ahead of the precipitation.
Turkey Vultures dominated along with the first decent Sharp-shinned Hawk
flight of the season. Other highlights were two very close passes by Golden
Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
A nice morning flight of blackbirds, American Robins, 50 Northern Flickers,
and a few Savannah Sparrows. A bit of a Purple Finch flight as well. A
Carolina Wren was singing from the North Lookout in the early morning. FOYs
included Barn Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Vesper Sparrow, Field
Sparrow, and American Pipit.

Predictions:
Fairly strong S winds going to W with clouds and scattered rain. Probably
will be a few birds moving between showers. Come on Harriers!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Sparrows
From: Wayne Fidler <wayne13114 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:28:10 -0700 (PDT)
Lots of sparrows was the main course tonight after being told of a vesper 
sparrow at derby hill I headed that way to the north look out, while driving 
along sage creek dr near the south look out I noticed sparrows A quick scan 
produced a VESPER and SAVANNAH sparrow from here I went to sunset bay park 
where it paid of by seeing 250~ SONG SPARROWS among them I picked out 2 FIELD 
SPARROWS, 1 SWAMP SPARROW and another VESPER also present was DARK-EYED JUNCOS 
and AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS. I called Steve Kolbe and he and Jim Tarolli and 
Dave wheeler came and we scanned through the sparrows where steve picked out a 
FOX SPARROW he also has 3 SAVANNAH SPARROWS making for 8 species of sparrow in 
one location.
Wayne Fidler
Mexico NY

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