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2 Mar Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
02 Mar HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (02 Mar 2015) Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
02 Mar HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (01 Mar 2015) 0 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Mar oneida county birds ["Dennis Anderson windows721 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Mar March 11 Onondaga Audubon program meeting ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
01 Mar Tully Area, Waterfowl & Eastern Bluebirds ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Snow Buntings ["awood_2 AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Canvasbacks ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Harlequin Duck at Delta Lake ["jaustin_carey AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Eastern Bluebirds ["DCLeete AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Snow buntings in Whitesboro ["joan_e_barrett AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Summary of Snow Bunting's Occurrence near Tully ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb TUVU ["Joe DeVito joebubo AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Grosbeaks, others continue ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Barred Owl ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Feb Redpolls and Snowy Owl ? ["Ginny Alfano ginnyalfano48 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Feb Eagle video ...attached this time ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Feb Common redpolls ["Mary Magistro M_Magistro AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Feb common redpoll in Pompey ["Jane Fagerland jane_f AT sbcglobal.net [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Feb Not local...but it could be... ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Feb Harlequin at Delta ["sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Feb Re: Harlequin ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
25 Feb FW: Request for information ["Meena Madhav Haribal mmh3 AT cornell.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
25 Feb Trumpeter Swans ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
25 Feb FW: Virus causing mass Cape Cod duck die-offs identified, December 15, 2014 ["'Snyder, Bill' snyderw AT morrisville.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
25 Feb Harlequin ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Feb Harlequin ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Feb Harlequin Duck at Delta Lake Dam ["Josiah LaCelle josiahlacelle AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Feb redpolls in Cicero ["Gayle Ross gayl.ross AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Feb Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Feb feeder birds continue ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Feb Educators Hog Island Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 1 ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Feb Snipe at Carpenters Brook 2/22 ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Feb Coopers Hawk seen in near Northeast ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Feb Thayer's Gull - Baldwinsville, Wednesday ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Feb Baldwinsville ["jaustin_carey AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Feb Great Blue Heron ["awood_2 AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Feb Re: B'ville gulls ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Feb Iceland Gulls ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Feb shrike in Erieville ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Feb Great Lakes ice ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Feb Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Feb Common Redpolls, Cazenovia ["Joseph Sutherland jshd1200 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Feb Help celebrate birds with the 2015 Bird Festival! ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Feb Evening grosbeaks, common redpolls, Carolina wrens ["ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Feb Carpenters Brook continuing birds, etc ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Feb More on the bird killing Vikings stadium ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Feb Snowy Owl and Tundra Swans on Friday, Feb 13. ["Robert r.asanoma AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Feb (Goldpoll) Common Redpoll ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Feb Icleland/Thayer's Id ["Ber Carr mycocarex AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Feb Fwd: More good news than bad for our birds, as expert surveys the Minnesota scene | MinnPost ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Feb Bluebirds and Carolina Wren ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
12 Feb Retraction ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Feb TONIGHT! ONONDAGA AUDUBON PROGRAM ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Feb (Golden Crowned) Common Redpoll ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Feb Re: Fwd: expt 3 ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Feb Fwd: expt 3 ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Feb snowy owl in Fenner, Madison Co ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Feb Bald Eagles on Route 26 north of Carthage, Jeff County ["'William Ebersbach' ebersw AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Feb Tully, N.Y. More Snow Buntings ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Feb Retraction - Thayer's Gull ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Feb Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
09 Feb Tully, N.Y. Snow Bunting ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Feb Baldwinsville Gulls ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Feb Grosbeaks, others continue ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
08 Feb Thayer's Gull ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Feb Baldwinsville Gulls ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Feb Eagles ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Feb Savannah Sparrows ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
07 Feb Great horned owl, bald eagles - Sterling Nature Center ["dangelo.jim AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Feb Hermit Thrush ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Feb Manure strip in eastern Madison Co ["Kevin Pace krpace AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
5 Feb OAS Program Wed., Feb 11: THE NIGHT LIFE OF BIRDS ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
5 Feb Sodus, Geneva, Oswego River sightings ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Feb Re: Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Goldfinches ["Ginny Alfano ginnyalfano48 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Feb Snowy Owl at Fenner ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]

Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:56:54 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* March 02, 2015*  NYSY  03. 02. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 23, 2015 - March 02, 2015to report by 
e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma 
National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside 
Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison 
& Cortlandcompiled: March 02 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #432 Monday March 02, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANHARLEQUIN DUCKBARROW’S GOLDENEYERED-SHOULDERED 
HAWK MERLINICELAND GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLEVENING 
GROSBEAKCHIPPING SPARROWWHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 


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

No reports this week

Derby Hill------------
     The Hawk Watch at Derby Hill began yesterday. David Wheeler will be the 
Hawk Counter this season. Nothing was seen in five hours of watching. 


Oneida County------------
     2/23:  A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was discovered below the dam at Delta 
Lake. It was seen as recently as yesterday.     2/25: A SAW-WHET OWL was 
found resting in a tree in Waterville. Unfortunately at one point it chose to 
fly and the observer saw a cooper’s Hawk take the Owl. Nature favors the big 
bird. A MERLIN was seen on Turin Road in Rome.     3/1: An ICELAND GULL was 
seen at Delta Lake. 


Onondaga County------------
     2/25: Two TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Baldwinsville below the dam. They 
have been seen daily and were present again today in the afternoon.  An 
overwintering CHIPPING SPARROW was again seen at a feeder in Skaneateles.   
  2/26: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Hancock Airport in Syracuse.     
2/28: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 3 ICELAND GULLS were discovered below the 
dam in Baldwinsville. also seen and photographed was a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 
quite uncommon at this area.     3/1: 2 adult WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were 
seen at a feeder on Kester Road east of Elbridge. 


Oswego County------------
     2/23: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues below the bridge in 
Phoenix and was seen daily including today.     3/1: A RED-NECKED GREBE was 
seen in the Oswego River in Phoenix. 


Madison County------------
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (02 Mar 2015) Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 17:03:23 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 02, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       0              0              0
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(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Cold WNW wind and snow.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
High pressure clears the sky overnight.  Tuesday will be cold with SE winds
and snow coming in during the early afternoon.  Doesn't sound too
promising.
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Report submitted by Dave Wheeler (Tigger64  AT aol.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (01 Mar 2015) 0 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Mar 2015 12:03:12 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 01, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       0              0              0
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Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Wheeler

Observers:        

Weather:
SSE wind, light and blowing snow picking up after noon.  Deep snow at both
lookouts.  No parking at North Lookout for time being.

Raptor Observations:
1 local Bald Eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
A few crows early then 15 Redpolls later.

Predictions:
WNW winds and snow. Likely no count conducted.
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Report submitted by Dave Wheeler (Tigger64  AT aol.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: oneida county birds
From: "Dennis Anderson windows721 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:42:20 +0000 (UTC)
 Today Matt Voelker and I traveled to delta lake to see the female harlequin 
duck. On the way we found an eastern screech owl on doxtator rd in a tree along 
the road. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129767620 AT N02/16503223479/  AT delta lake we 
found the female harlequin along with a female canvasback. A juvenile bald 
eagle scattered the gulls and we were able to find an adult Iceland gull.  

we spent the rest of the afternoon driving around the county. we found a 
healthy flock of about 60 turkey, on Hillsboro road we found a barred 
owl perched in a tree and a flock of 30 common redpolls on Mulholland road in 
north bay. 

Dennis AndersonABC Transportation Coordinatorwindows721 AT aol.com585-322-4180
Subject: March 11 Onondaga Audubon program meeting
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:10:21 -0500
*Announcing a change in program for the **March 11 Onondaga Audubon public
meeting:*
*Spring Migration at Derby Hill*
*Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m.*
*Fayetteville Free Library**300 Orchard St., Fayetteville, N.Y.*

Onondaga Audubon's 2015 Derby Hill hawk counter, Dave Wheeler, will share
his years of experience observing avian migration at Derby Hill. Dave will
exhibit his stunning photography and explain when different birds can be
seen migrating through the Derby Hill area.
Subject: Tully Area, Waterfowl & Eastern Bluebirds
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 15:02:43 -0800
A veteran ice fisherman once told me that there is a strong under water current 
that proceeds along the northeastern shore of Tully Lake. The current is strong 
enough to keep a narrow stretch of lake free from ice for most of the winter. 
Yesterday, the following waterfowl were found at this location. Canada 
Goose-10, Mallard- 14, Redhead- 5, and Common Merganser- 6. Three Eastern 
Bluebirds were found next to a frozen Onondaga Creek, south of where Nichol's 
Road crosses the Tully Valley. Good birding. Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
Subject: Snow Buntings
From: "awood_2 AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Feb 2015 20:21:35 -0800
Greetings,
 Sitting in my office, I notice birds going by my window, and looked out to see 

 Snow Buntings on my sidewalk and under a evergreen. First Snow Buntings, I 
have seen in a yard and not on field of fresh spread manure! 

 

 AJ
 Oneida
Subject: Canvasbacks
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:12:43 -0500
Ducks today in Skaneateles near the dam and Rte 20 included 4 
Canvasbacks, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, Greater Scaup, Redhead, 
Bufflehead and 1 American Coot.  These are very accessible for 
viewing and photography.

There is a similar mix at Emerson Park at the north end of Owasco 
Lake in Auburn.  Also at Emerson are Lesser Scaup, Black Ducks, 1 
male Wood Duck, and a Peregrine Falcon has been in the general area.

Good birding,

Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY
KenBurdick AT ieee.org 


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Subject: Harlequin Duck at Delta Lake
From: "jaustin_carey AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Feb 2015 17:17:57 -0800
I drove over to Delta Lake this afternoon. The female Harlequin Duck is still 
there with groups of other Ducks below the Dam. She seems to be enjoying 
herself diving under the water. Also does not have any problem swimming and 
diving in the separate pool of Turbulent Water near the Dam. I have photos 
posted on my Flicker account. 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16676840025/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16676840025/in/photostream/ 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16675474761/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16675474761/in/photostream/ 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16675526121/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16675526121/in/photostream/ 

 

 Joe Carey
 Syracuse NY
 

  
Subject: Eastern Bluebirds
From: "DCLeete AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:57:14 -0500
Feb. 28, 2015


Six to eight eastern bluebirds continue to occupy the neighborhood on the 
southwest side of Onondaga Hill. They tend to travel together; their range 
seems to stay within 200-300 acres. 



Daniel Leete
Subject: Snow buntings in Whitesboro
From: "joan_e_barrett AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Feb 2015 13:13:13 -0800
On December 4, 2014, a pair of snow buntings visited my bird feeder; the male 
returned the next day. I have not seen them since then. 
Subject: Summary of Snow Bunting's Occurrence near Tully
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Feb 2015 13:00:06 -0800
Here is a brief summary of a Snow Bunting's occurrence at my feeder, 730 Banner 
Road near Tully. A single bird arrived on February 9th. and was present for 
seven consecutive days until February 16th. The bird's presence was sporadic 
afterwards occurring on Feb. 18th., 19th., Feb. 22nd, 23rd. and 24th. Two 
additional Snow Buntings appeared on February 10th as previously noted over two 
weeks ago. Good birding. Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
Subject: TUVU
From: "Joe DeVito joebubo AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:56:48 -0500
turkey vulture Jamesville beach

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Subject: Grosbeaks, others continue
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:25:41 -0500
We continue to enjoy daily visits of small numbers (2-9 this week) of
Evening Grosbeaks; they still begin very early at the feeders (before 7am),
but this week have begun to return periodically throughout the morning.
Seven were here today at 11:00 am.  Small numbers of Redpolls and Siskins
continue with larger groups of Goldfinches, some of which are starting to
show bright yellow patches.  This past week a Short-Eared Owl ( thanks to
Rose for ID help!) has been seen hunting the valley, in daytime
(afternoon).  I've seen one three times between the house and the north end
of Carpenter Road.  The regular sweeps by one or two Goshawks have
continued daily; the small birds pretty much ignore them, and the Doves and
Jays (and GRosbeaks) take cover in the big spruce stands nearby.

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: Barred Owl
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:04:36 -0500
Sleeping in a Cedar tree on the road to the far beach parking lot.

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Subject: Redpolls and Snowy Owl ?
From: "Ginny Alfano ginnyalfano48 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:50:49 -0500
I still have between 20 and 70+ Common Redpolls coming to my Niger feeders
everyday where I live north of Cleveland, NY.

Last week I read that someone had seen a Snowy Owl on Hillsboro Rd. in
Camden.  I have some free time tomorrow and would like to see if it's still
there.  Hillsboro Rd. Is many miles long from one end to the other, so if
that person could send me an email as to where they saw it, I would greatly
appreciate it! My email is: ginnyalfano48 AT gmail.com.  Thank you.



-- 
Ginny Alfano
Cleveland, NY
Subject: Eagle video ...attached this time
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:18:24 -0500
Thanks to a friend, I found out my video was missing. Sorry.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j33lZpMvA6Q&feature=youtu.beSent from my iPad
Subject: Common redpolls
From: "Mary Magistro M_Magistro AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:35:49 -0500
Yesterday morning at 9:30 AM I had 15 common redpolls with 12 american 
goldfinches come to my feeders in my backyard! This is the first I have had 
since a single one showed up over a month ago. I did take photos of them. 



Good birding
Mary Magistro 
Oswego NY
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Subject: common redpoll in Pompey
From: "Jane Fagerland jane_f AT sbcglobal.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:06:08 -0800
Finally! A single common redpoll, the first I've seen this season, was on a 
suspended tray feeder in my yard. It was keeping company with a large number of 
goldfinches. 
Subject: Not local...but it could be...
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:42:16 -0500
14-plus minute Eagle video from Sun City, SC, where Spring songs abound.  

Judy Thurber 
Liverpool, NY



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Subject: Harlequin at Delta
From: "sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Feb 2015 08:34:43 -0800
Hello all,
 

 Yesterday I went back to photograph and video the Harlequin Duck at below the 
dam at Delta. 

 

 The duck again went from the lower pool into the upper water discharge pool 
for about fifteen minutes where it dived three or four times. Shortly after 
some type of Merganser joined it, the Harlequin flew back to the lower pool 
where it joined the small group of ducks it seems to stay near. 

 

 I timed one of the dives, and it appeared the duck stayed under for about 
twenty five seconds. 

 

 I also saw the Harlequin dive in the lower pool along with a group of about 
ten other diving ducks. I made shorter dives than when it was diving in the 
upper pool. 

 

 I've included a link to a video I made of the Harlequin diving in the upper 
pool. When zoomed in the quality is not the best, but it does show the 
Harlequin moving in the faster water. 

 

 Female Harlequin Duck Diving 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVhEAvENSpg&feature=youtu.be 


 
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVhEAvENSpg&feature=youtu.be 
 
 Female Harlequin Duck Diving 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVhEAvENSpg&feature=youtu.be This video is of 
the water discharge pool below the dam at Delta Lake taken on February 25, 
2015. The duck left the bigger lower pool and moved into the f... 

 
 
 
 View on www.youtube.com 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVhEAvENSpg&feature=youtu.be 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

 I added a few more pictures to my Flickr album.
 

 Harlequin Duck 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157651026611825/ 


 
 
 Harlequin Duck 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157651026611825/show 
sean_ed_lanigan's Harlequin Duck set 

 
 
 
 View on www.flickr.com 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157651026611825/show 

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 Sean E. Lanigan
 Whitesboro
 

Subject: Re: Harlequin
From: "William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:40:09 -0500
I don't think that Harlequin ducks are anymore prone to starvation but other 
species but since this winter is even colder than last winter we could see a 
lot of duck mortality in March. 


Bill Purcell
Hastings NY
On Feb 25, 2015, at 9:56 AM, RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM 
[oneidabirds]  wrote: 


> 
> Hi OneidaBirds
> 
> Is the Delta Lake Harlequin at risk for the same fate as the one that died in 
Oswego? Is it more likely to find food? 

> 
> Rich Cohen
> 
> 
Subject: FW: Request for information
From: "Meena Madhav Haribal mmh3 AT cornell.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:45:37 +0000

Hi all,
I plan to visit Syracuse for some other purpose this Saturday 28, but would 
love to combine it with some birding. I was interested in looking at Gulls at 
Baldwinsville gulls if they are still around which were reported quite some 
time ago and the Syracuse airport snowy owl if it is still hanging around. So 
if someone have any updates please let me know at 
mmh3 AT cornell.edu . 


Thanks in advance.

Meena


From: Meena Madhav Haribal
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:44 PM
To:
Dr. Meena Haribal
409, Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)
Ithaca NY 14853 USA
Phone 6073011167
Email: mmh3 AT cornell.edu


http://haribal.org/
http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/
Ithaca area moths: http://tinyurl.com/kn6q2p4
Dragonfly book sample pages: http://www.haribal.org/140817samplebook.pdf
Subject: Trumpeter Swans
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:30:36 +0000 (UTC)
The two TRUMPETER SWANS flew back into the open water in the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville this morning after being absent  (for the second time) since 
last Saturday I believe. 

Joseph BrinBaldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: FW: Virus causing mass Cape Cod duck die-offs identified, December 15, 2014
From: "'Snyder, Bill' snyderw AT morrisville.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:59:39 -0500
Thought folks might find this interesting.


http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/12/virus-causing-mass-cape-cod-duck-die-offs-identified 


Subject: Harlequin
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:56:17 -0500
Hi OneidaBirds

Is the Delta Lake Harlequin at risk for the same fate as the one that died
in Oswego? Is it more likely to find food?

Rich Cohen
Subject: Harlequin
From: "William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:24:41 -0500
Female Harlequin Duck still below dam at Delta Lake north of Rome. 

Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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Subject: Harlequin Duck at Delta Lake Dam
From: "Josiah LaCelle josiahlacelle AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:20:04 -0500
Female Harlequin Duck at Delta Lake Dam on Golf Course Rd at 4:00. Redhead,
Goldeneye, and Gadwall also present this afternoon.
Subject: redpolls in Cicero
From: "Gayle Ross gayl.ross AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:42:32 -0500
Two redpolls visited our feeders this afternoon. This is only the second 
redpoll visit of the season. Gayle Ross 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:14:59 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 23, 2015*  NYSY  02. 23. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 16, 2015 - February 23, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 23 AT 10:00 a.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #431 Monday February 
23, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANBARROW’S GOLDENEYEWILSON’S SNIPETHAYER’S 
GULL ICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEEVENING GROSBEAKCHIPPING 
SPARROW 


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

     2/22: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen near May’s Point Road.

Onondaga county------------
     2/17: ICELAND GULLS in all stages were seen on the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville just below the dam.     2/19: An adult THAYER’S GULL was 
found below the dam in Baldwinsville. also seen were ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS 
GULLS and a PEREGRINE FALCON. Two TRUMPETER SWANS, missing for a few days, 
returned and were present through the 21st.     2/22: A WILSON’S SNIPE was 
seen at Carpenter’s Brood Fish Hatchery near Elbridge. ICELAND and GLAUCOUS 
GULLS were again seen in Baldwinsville. also seen were a RED-NECKED GREBE and a 
HORNED GREBE. 


Madison County------------
     2/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Irish Hill Road south of 
Cazenovia.     2/22: EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeding station on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds. Also coming to the feeders are FOX SPARROW, CHIPPING 
SPARROW and NORTHERN GOSHAWK. 


Oneida County------------
     2/19: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Barneveld.     2/21: A SNOWY 
OWL was seen on Hillsboro Road south of Camden. 


Oswego County------------
2/18: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues at the oswego River in Phoenix 
downriver of the bridge. A RED-NECKED GREBE was also seen. 


Jefferson County------------
     2/20: 5 SNOWY OWLS were found in the Town of Cape Vincent.     2/22: 
A SNOW OWL was seen near Evan’s Mills.       

--  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: feeder birds continue
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:56:11 -0500
We continue to see mixed groups of Common Redpolls, Pine Siskins, and
Goldfinches at the feeders, as well as a few (2-7) Evening Grosbeaks.  The
very windy and bitter weather recently seems to have kept birds in heavy
cover much of the time, but a few Grosbeaks have visited each day.
Unfortunately, they are coming only early in the morning lately, between
6:30-7 and perhaps 9 or 10 am.  Some visiting birders have seen them, but
some (even exquisitely patient folks) have not.  I suspect that the daily
appearances of one or two Northern Goshawks hunting the valley, and the
feeders, discourages long visits.  I saw a Gos take a Morning Dove last
Friday; they do not seem to trouble smaller birds that much, as chickadees
stay put when the hunters are watching.  We have 3-4 feet of snow as the
consistent snowpack with higher drifts; it's a tough winter.  Even running
streams nearby are covered by ice and drifted snow in many places.  Our
spring stream remains open just to the east of the house and many birds use
it regularly.  Two Fox Sparrows have visited daily, and a Chipping Sparrow
is seen, always on suet, once or twice each week.  More White Throated
Sparrows seem to be joining our small "resident" group of 3.

Good birding to all, and warm thoughts of Spring.....
Best,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: Educators Hog Island Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 1
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:39:21 -0500
*Teacher's Scholarship Opportunity:*


*Ruth Engelbrecht Memorial Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 1*



If you are a teacher, you can enjoy an incredible week at Hog Island,
Maine, with other teachers at Audubon's summer seminar, "Sharing Nature: An
Educator's Week!"



This workshop includes leading citizen science projects, creating
inquiry-based lessons on birds and other topics, and teaching with both
low- and high-tech methods. There will also be intertidal explorations,
hiking through Hog Island's unspoiled spruce-fir forest, and a boat trip to
the restored Atlantic Puffin and tern colony on Eastern Egg Rock.



Onondaga Audubon offers an annual scholarship to help an educator attend
this seminar.  Applications are available online at
http://onondagaaudubon.com/about/scholarships/.



*Application deadline has been extended to March 1.  *
Subject: Snipe at Carpenters Brook 2/22
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:35:55 -0500
A shorebird (Wilson's Snipe) was reported by one of the fish hatchery 
employees this morning.  It was quickly found and photographed, but 
not re-found later in the day.  There are a lot of seeps in this 
creek system, so it is possible that it will stay in the area and 
re-appear at some point.

Ken



Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY
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Subject: Coopers Hawk seen in near Northeast
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:55:07 +0000 (UTC)
In the early afternoon trudging up Lodi Street I saw 1 Coopers Hawk fly west on 
Green Street at 1:45PM. The long tail and slaty color is diagnostic. Good 
birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: Thayer's Gull - Baldwinsville, Wednesday
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:08:50 -0500
A reasonably convincing adult Thayer's Gull was below the dam at Baldwinsville 
on Wednesday. 1-2 adult Kumlien's Iceland Gulls were also seen over four hours 
of observing, daydreaming about being a gull, and enjoying balmy mid-20's 
weather. All four plumages of Kumlien's were seen, adult and 1st Glaucous, and 
a Peregrine Falcon was also hanging around. 



Notes for the photos contain a discussion of field marks and I have scanned 
relevant pages from Olsen & Larssen "Gulls of North America, Europe, and Asia" 
showing the wingtip patterns etc. I might put up some pages also from Howell & 
Dunn. 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/


Not posted yet but a very unusual situation exists below the bridge. All three 
merganser species are mingling and it is possible to show male & female of all 
three in one photograph. 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY




Subject: Baldwinsville
From: "jaustin_carey AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Feb 2015 07:39:40 -0800
I was at Baldwinsville yesterday and was able to spot at least 3 Iceland and 
one Glaucous Gull near the Bridge going over the Seneca River. One Iceland Gull 
was sitting on the rail of the Bridge and posing for pictures . There was also 
a pair of Trumpeter Swans across from the Dance Studio. A female Peregrine 
Falcon flew by and landed in a Tree by the Red Mill Inn. 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16550650096/in/photostream 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16550650096/in/photostream/ 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16550408926/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16550408926/in/photostream/ 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/15956205733/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/15956205733/in/photostream/ 

 

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16576496645/in/photostream/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/littlejoee/16576496645/in/photostream/ 

 

 Joe Carey
 Syracuse NY
 

 

 

 

Subject: Great Blue Heron
From: "awood_2 AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Feb 2015 19:25:32 -0800
Greetings,
 While at Fayetteville Shopping Center a GBH flew over headed North East.
 

 It has to be a hard living for a GBH this time of year and with this weather.
 

 AJ
 Oneida
Subject: Re: B'ville gulls
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:13:40 -0500
I've put up photos of many of the Iceland Gulls that have been in 
Baldwinsville. My highest one-day count so far was 9. At some point all the 
plumages have been represented, possibly true for Glaucous also. No sign 
recently of the Lesser Black-backed Gull. 



Other interesting birds include an adult Herring Gull with left eye black and 
right eye normal yellow. There's also a first-winter Ring-billed Gull in a 
seldom-seen state of tail molt where approximately every other tail feather is 
pure white. 



https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/


Click on albums for sorting by taxonomic group


Jim Tarolli also has a great bunch from B'ville at: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jtarolli9/ 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Iceland Gulls
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:42:39 +0000 (UTC)
Baldwinsville continues to be a hot spot for white-winged gulls. this 
afternoon, scoping from the Red Mill Inn on the Seneca River I spotted five 
ICELAND GULLS. Three were juveniles. One appeared to be a third year bird, gray 
mantle but grayish beak with a dark spot. The other looked to be a full adult 
with a yellow bill and a red spot. 

Joseph BrinBaldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: shrike in Erieville
From: "Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:42:34 -0500
Hello everyone,

Around 1415 today a Northern Shrike paid us a brief visit & then headed
south more-or-less along the route of Irish Hill Road.

Good birding & stay warm.

Brian
Subject: Great Lakes ice
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:28:36 -0500
Hi,
The ice is increasing rapidly this week, and some new birds may show 
up on our rivers or in Oswego this week.  The reported ice cover went 
from 70% to 77% between yesterday and today.

Latest map -> 
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glcfs.php?lake=l&ext=ice&type=N&hr=00
Animated -> 
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/anim.php?lake=l¶m=glsea&type=n

Good birding,

Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY
KenBurdick AT ieee.org 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:15:25 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 16, 2015*  NYSY  02. 16. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 09, 2015 - February 16, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 16 AT 4:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #430 Monday February 
16, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANBARROW’S GOLDENEYENORTHERN HARRIERGOLDEN EAGLE 
ICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLLONG-EARED OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN 
SHRIKEHERMIT THRUSHEVENING GROSBEAKEASTERN TOWHEECHIPPING SPARROWHOARY REDPOLL 






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

     2/11: A NORTHERN HARRIER was spotted at East Road.

Onondaga county------------
     2/10: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A LONG-EARED OWL was 
found on the Creekwalk north of Hiawatha Boulevard.     2/12: 2 TRUMPETER 
SWANS remain in the Seneca River in Baldwinsville in the open water downriver 
of the bridge.     2/13: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Hancock Airport.   
  2/14: ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULLS in all ages were seen near the falls on the 
Seneca River in Baldwinsville. A HERMIT THRUSH continues at Carpenter’s Brook 
Fish Hatchery near Elbridge.     2/15: A CHIPPING SPARROW continues at a 
feeder in Skaneateles. 


Madison County------------
     2/10: A SNOWY OWL was found near the Fenner Wind Farm.     2/15: 
EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feedr on Carpenter Road near Sheds. 


Oswego County------------
     2/11: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE in the Oswego River down river of 
the bridge in Phoenix.     2/14: A female EASTERN TOWHEE was again seen at a 
feeder on Marsden Drive near Mexico Point. A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in 
Oneida Lake at Brewerton. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Peter Scott Road north 
of Phoenix 


Oneida County------------
     2/12: A GOLDEN EAGLE was spotted in Waterville.

Herkimer County------------
     2/13: 9 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder near Rt. 28 where the 
Moose River crosses. 


Jefferson County------------
     2/9: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen on Maxon Lane north of Adams.     
2/11: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at Fort Drum.     2/13: A SHORT-EARED OWL was 
seen at the Point Peninsula Bird Conservation Area.     2/15: 4 SNOWY OWLS 
were seen in the Town of Lyme north of Rt. 12E. 

        
       
     
     --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: Common Redpolls, Cazenovia
From: "Joseph Sutherland jshd1200 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:31:16 -0800
The cold weather has brought more Common Redpolls to the feeders this weekend. 
For the past two weeks I have had 1-2 Common Redpolls mixed in with the 
Goldfinches and Pine Siskins at the Thistle feeder. This weekend I have had 
about 20 Common Redpolls. 


Good Birding,

Joe Sutherland
Cazenovia, NY




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Subject: Help celebrate birds with the 2015 Bird Festival!
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 01:26:12 -0500
*Help celebrate birds with the 2015 Bird Festival!*



It might be cold and snowy now, but Onondaga Audubon is already thinking
about the 2015 Bird Festival at Derby Hill. This year's festival has been
tentatively scheduled for May 9, but we can't possibly continue this annual
celebration without more help.


If you have played a part in the Bird Festival in the past and want to do
so again, we need to hear from you!

To make the day run smoothly, we must have 15 volunteers at the festival
itself to sit at the registration table, pass out programs, welcome guests,
and tend to other easy chores.

Finally, we need several committed people to participate in organizing the
festival:

 Help manage festival publicity.

 Help coordinate vendors.

 Help get the space at Derby Hill ready for the festival.

 Help with the raffle and silent auction.

 Help contact related organizations that would like to share information
at educational booths.

 Help find people to provide children's activities, e.g., face-painting
and a scavenger hunt.



If you want to work with some great people and make a difference in the
world of birds, please contact Maryanne Adams at 239-283-2524 or by email
at goldtailedhermit AT aol.com.
Subject: Evening grosbeaks, common redpolls, Carolina wrens
From: "ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Feb 2015 09:34:54 -0800
Stopped by Linda Salter's feeders on Carpenter Road in Madison County this 
morning and was in time to see a brief visit by several common redpolls. A few 
minutes after I arrived a group of evening grosbeaks gathered in the trees 
between the road and the feeders, but they never came down to the feeders 
themselves, and soon they vanished not to return while I was there. I did not 
see any pine siskins, and the American tree sparrows did not include any 
definite chipping sparrow. 


Also, not to engage in one-upwrenship or anything, but at our own feeders on 
Oran Delphi Road we have had one Carolina wren as a virtually constant attendee 
at the suet, and frequently there have been two. 


Other than that we have not had any of the winter finches at our feeders this 
season, consistent with the overall poor showing in the region. We haven't even 
had any American tree sparrows since mid-January, and there were never more 
than two or three. A couple of weeks ago I did spot a small raptor bombing 
through and I'm pretty sure it was an American kestrel, which would only be the 
second time I've had the species on my property - we just don't have the proper 
habitat here (as opposed to a quarter mile or so down the road!). 


Good birding.

Chris Spagnoli
Town of Pompey
 

Subject: Carpenters Brook continuing birds, etc
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:01:57 -0500
Many of the half-hardy birds were re-found at Carpenters Brook Fish 
Hatchery on Saturday.  Top of the list was a HERMIT THRUSH that was 
feeding with 14 American Robins, 5 Eastern Bluebirds, a 
White-throated Sparrow and a European Starling.  These were all at 
the small side stream that passes behind the hatchery buildings.  A 
Song Sparrow and Northern Mockingbird were at the Pool Digger sign, 
and a Great Blue Heron and a Belted Kingfisher were flying 
around.  The Ruby-crowned Kinglet was not to be found.  Also, a 
Gadwall and a Bufflehead recently joined the duck population 
-  likely a result of Skaneateles Lake freezing solid.

At home, the CHIPPING SPARROW continues, and was last seen on Friday 2/13

Good birding,
Ken

Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY 


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Subject: More on the bird killing Vikings stadium
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:50:25 -0500
Hi Hambirders
Hi Oneida birds

The below is a link to another article on the new Vikings stadium. If you
want to save time and not read it, downtown Minneapolis is full of skyways
that connect different buildings. There is concern about bird collisions
with the planned skyway that would connect with the new $1 + billion
football stadium they are currently building in addition to the previously
expressed concern about the stadium's glass facade killing birds.

Here is the article:

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/291863751.html

Rich Cohen
Subject: Snowy Owl and Tundra Swans on Friday, Feb 13.
From: "Robert r.asanoma AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:17:28 -0500
A Snowy Owl was found at the Syracuse Airport at 8:45am today on a light pole 
in the employee's parking lot near the South Construction Gate. 

Found at least 7 Tundra Swans in Brewerton on the Oneida River just downstream 
of the I-81 bridge across from Castaways Restaurant. 

Bob Asanoma
Liverpool, NY
 		 	   		  
Subject: (Goldpoll) Common Redpoll
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:49:20 -0500
The Common Redpoll with the gold / orange crown has returned to Beaver Lake
NC along with about 50 Commons.

A link to some photos below.

https://picasaweb.google.com/118410204185780115618/GoldpollCommonRedpoll#

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Icleland/Thayer's Id
From: "Ber Carr mycocarex AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:52:57 +0000
If you are interested in an overview of gulls particularly a ranking system 
which attempts to separate the Iceland, Kumlien's Thayer conundrum try this 
website http://www.tertial.us/gulls/gulls.htm 



Bernie Carr
Syracuse, NY 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: More good news than bad for our birds, as expert surveys the Minnesota scene | MinnPost
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:13:21 -0500
Hi Hambirders,
Hi Ondiea Birds

This article is written about the bird situation in Minnesota, but it
contains information which I hope you find interestigng

Of particular interest is a map at the end of the article which shows bird
diversity. Northern NY ranks high.

Best wishes,

Rich Cohen


http://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2015/02/more-good-news-bad-our-birds-expert-surveys-minnesota-scene?utm_content=buffer26fd4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 
Subject: Bluebirds and Carolina Wren
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:11:25 -0500
Lovely to hear the Carolina Wren and see 6 E Bluebirds at feeder and birdbath 
along with the many woodpeckers, Juncos, Chickadees, Goldfinch, House Finch, 
House Sparrows. E Starlings around but haven't come in to feed yet. 

Judy Thurber
Liverpool


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Subject: Retraction
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:20:28 -0800
The birds I reported as Savannah Sparrows this week are Song sparrows.

Joseph Brin
Subject: TONIGHT! ONONDAGA AUDUBON PROGRAM
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:44:36 -0500
TONIGHT! ONONDAGA AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS:

THE NIGHT LIFE OF BIRDS
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7 p.m.
Baldwinsville Public Library
33 E. Genesee St., Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Michelle Stantial is a recent M.S. graduate of SUNY-ESF, where she studied
the effects of wind turbine development on breeding piping plovers. Her
presentation tonight will describe the varying degrees of
nocturnal behavior of breeding birds and how nocturnal bird activity can
lead to an increased risk of collision with wind turbines.
Subject: (Golden Crowned) Common Redpoll
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:07:07 -0500
The Common Redpoll numbers keep increasing at Beaver Lake NC. I estimate at
least 30. But, there's an odd one in the bunch. Instead of red on its crown
and front it has iridescent gold. It seems normal in every other way. It's
not unheard of but seems to be quite rare.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Re: Fwd: expt 3
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:21:24 -0500
Hi Brian--

OneidaBirds does not accept photos. But you can post a link to photos
elsewhere, e.g., a Flickr account.

Good birding--
Rose DeNeve
Liverpool, N.Y.

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:50 AM, Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu
[oneidabirds]  wrote:

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> Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:47 AM
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> This is an experiment to see if i can submit photos to Oneidabirds.
> Snowy owl from 02.10.15
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>  title="Snowy owl Fenner 02.10.15-2 by Brian White, on Flickr
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