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24 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (24 Oct 2014) 408 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Oct Woodmans Pond ["sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Oct Fw: eBird Report - Beaver Lake Nature Center, Oct 24, 2014 ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Oct Saw-whet Owl ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Oct Evening Grosbeaks ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Oct Hawks - October 23 ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Oct Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier, (male) ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Oct Common grackles ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Oct Fair Haven SP ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Oct MNWR - Wednesday ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Oct Syracuse RBA, (Addendum) ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Oct Bishop Road hawks Oct 22 ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (22 Oct 2014) 58 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Oct today's visitors... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Oct RE: Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point [RICHARD WOOD ]
22 Oct Re:Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point [Jay McGowan ]
22 Oct Re: Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point ["Jay McGowan jwm57 AT cornell.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (21 Oct 2014) 46 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Oct Purple Finches and Pine Siskins [Mickey Scilingo ]
21 Oct Purple Finches and Pine Siskins ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Oct NNYBirds: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
20 Oct Call for Field Trips for next years Kestrel ["'Paul Richardson' vireo2 AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Oct Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (20 Oct 2014) 79 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Oct Tully, N.Y. RUSTY BLACKBIRDS & Pine Siskins. ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Oct Avocets still at Knox-Marsellus marsh ["William Gruenbaum bill_gruenbaum AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (19 Oct 2014) 251 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Oct RE: American Bittern from back in May ["sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Oct Tully Valley, Northern Shovelers ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (18 Oct 2014) 27 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (17 Oct 2014) 123 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Oct Short-eared Owl ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (16 Oct 2014) 39 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Oct Happy Owl-ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center - Sat. October 18 [Chris Lajewski ]
15 Oct Happy Owl-ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center - Sat. October 18 [Bird observations from western New York ]
15 Oct Happy Owl-ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center - Sat. October 18 ["Chris Lajewski lajewskic AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Oct Lapland Longspur ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (15 Oct 2014) 36 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (14 Oct 2014) 55 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Oct Ruddy ducks ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Oct Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (13 Oct 2014) 3 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
12 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (12 Oct 2014) 54 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
12 Oct Sunday at the Great Swamp Conservancy Overlook ["lightpainter AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (11 Oct 2014) 158 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Oct Clay Owl ["sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Oct OAS Watertown Meeting Oct. 15: The Ontario Bays Initiative ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (10 Oct 2014) 62 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Oct Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween [Chris Lajewski ]
9 Oct NNYBirds: Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween ["Chris Lajewski lajewskic AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
9 Oct Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween [Bird observations from western New York ]
9 Oct Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween ["Chris Lajewski lajewskic AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
09 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (09 Oct 2014) 42 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Oct Fall Nighthawk Summery ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
09 Oct New file uploaded to oneidabirds []
8 Oct Derby Hill - Wednesday ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Oct Re: Dickcissel - Inner Harbor ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
08 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (08 Oct 2014) 24 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Oct Dickcissel - Inner Harbor ["Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Oct Fair Haven - 7 Forster's Terns ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Oct ONONDAGA AUDUBON MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING! ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
07 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (07 Oct 2014) 13 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Oct Orange-crowned Warbler ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Oct Sunday 10/5 ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
06 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (06 Oct 2014) 12 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Oct Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
06 Oct Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier, (female) ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
5 Oct Saturday - Brant & shorebirds ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
05 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (05 Oct 2014) 30 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
04 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (04 Oct 2014) Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
03 Oct YouTube Video from Alaska ["Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" ]
03 Oct HSR: Franklin Mt. (03 Oct 2014) 8 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
03 Oct Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier (female) ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Oct Albino Hummingbird in Maine. FYI ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Oct Old Forge and Fourth Lake and Inlet ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Oct Mergansers ["Patrick Colangelo pwcolangelo AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]

Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (24 Oct 2014) 408 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Oct 2014 19:10:42 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              13            505            505
Osprey                       2             18             53
Bald Eagle                   8             44             99
Northern Harrier             2             12             22
Sharp-shinned Hawk          23            237            372
Cooper's Hawk                5             16             36
Northern Goshawk             1              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          6              9             14
Broad-winged Hawk            0             16           1842
Red-tailed Hawk            335            658            731
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 9             11             11
American Kestrel             1             13             56
Merlin                       2             12             21
Peregrine Falcon             1              5             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              5              6

Total:                     408           1564           3782
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Visitors:
Day Hills + 2.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy,Nwwind 2-15 mph,poor vis 1st 3 hours,fog.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Woodmans Pond
From: "sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 24 Oct 2014 15:24:09 -0700
Hello all,
 

 I was able to get some decent photos of an adult bald eagle at Woodmans Pond 
today. The following address is to a Flickr album which includes a number of 
shots of the bird as it circled above me. 

 

 BE - Woodman's Pond 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157646623339583/ 


 
 
 BE - Woodman's Pond 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157646623339583/show 
sean_ed_lanigan's BE - Woodman's Pond set 

 
 
 
 View on www.flickr.com 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157646623339583/show 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

 I also saw a Red-Bellied Woodpecker and some Hooded Mergensers there today and 
a pair of Pileated earlier in the week. 

 

 Sean E. Lanigan
 Whitesboro
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Beaver Lake Nature Center, Oct 24, 2014
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:51:12 +0000 (UTC)


 On Friday, October 24, 2014 2:49 PM, "ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu" 
 wrote: 

   

 Beaver Lake Nature Center, Onondaga, US-NY
Oct 24, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  7
Surf Scoter  2    Facial features consistent with Surf Scoter. Dark cap. No 
white in wing when wings were flapped. 

Ruddy Duck  8
Horned Grebe  2
Cooper's Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  15
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  50    Conservative number.
Cedar Waxwing  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Fox Sparrow  2     

White-throated Sparrow  13
Dark-eyed Junco  5
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  40
Rusty Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  60
Purple Finch  1
Pine Siskin  1
American Goldfinch  5

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20323801 


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


   
Subject: Saw-whet Owl
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:51 -0400
The Beaver Lake NC Saw-whet Owl is back again for the 4th year in a row.
It's in one of its favorite cedar trees on the Bog Trail boardwalk.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:08:08 -0400
We have a few (5 so far) first of the season Evening Grosbeaks visiting the
feeders today.  As is often the case, I heard them first, as I was filling
the feeders about 9:00.  They were in the old maples by the road.  There is
a good crop of ripe sumac berries here, and they often go for those even
before the sunflower seed.  Still seeing 20 or so Siskins, same number of
Purple Finches, many different sparrows. Chilly, windy, fog just lifted to
some sunshine...

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Madison County
Subject: Hawks - October 23
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:17:49 -0400
There were northeast winds again today so i went back to Bishop Road assuming 
that numbers would be lower than yesterday. It was still a nice flight with 4 
Golden Eagles and 3 Rough-legged Hawks. From 9:40 AM to 2:30 PM: 


Turkey Vulture  218
Golden Eagle  4
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper's Hawk  3
Bald Eagle  4
Red-tailed Hawk  115
Rough-legged Hawk  3
American Kestrel  1

Also:  American Crow  430

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier, (male)
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Oct 2014 16:38:36 -0700
A male Northern Harrier was seen his afternoon at 2:17 pm flying over the 
fields between my home and Rt. 81. It was observed for 17 minutes. Good 
birding. Gene Huggins 
Subject: Common grackles
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:59 -0700

On my drive home from work today I saw an amazing flock of common grackles near this location

US-NY-Central Square-1332-1408 County Route 54OswegoUS-NYView or edit | Share | Delete
There had to be an easy 10'000 birds and the whole 3 mile stretch of road there was numerous smaller flocks heading toward the larger "super flock" an amazing sight to see! Most of it was in the corn fields in the vicinity.
Wayne Fidler
Subject: Fair Haven SP
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:37:31 -0400
Not much happening at Fair Haven SP today besides wind and waves. There
were a few notables however. All first of season birds, for me at least.

1 Forster's Tern flew over the pier.
1 Horned Lark
1 pine siskin
6 Snow Buntings near the pond parking area

No shorebirds unfortunately.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: MNWR - Wednesday
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:44:22 -0400
Many thousands of ducks/geese in at the Main Pool - both dabblers and divers. 
At least one Eurasian Wigeon continues but I missed the Eared Grebe. Shorebirds 
included both yellowlegs, 2 Stilt Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, and 2 White-rumped 
Sandpiper. Over at Knox-Marsellus the Avocets continue. Many geese there also 
plus a few distant shorebirds, presumably yellowlegs. 



Some photos at the link below: Common Gallinule stretching wings, doing feather 
maintenance, scratching. Also Peregrine Falcon, Harrier, PB Grebe diving and 
standing out of water showing amazing feet, Ruddy Duck diving, lots more on the 
photostream and pending upload. Away from MNWR there are Wigeon flying with 
Gadwall at Fair Haven, Brant flocks on Lake Ontario, a Caspian Tern flying in 
front of a fire hydrant, a Kingbird (and its shadow) dive-bombing a Bald Eagle, 
etc. 



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


David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Syracuse RBA, (Addendum)
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Oct 2014 06:58:47 -0700
Onondaga Co.   October 20, 2014
 

 Eight Rusty Blackbirds were seen at the South Meadows Nature Area in Tully. 
Eighteen Pine Siskins were also located, feeding on seeds of Goldenrod in the 
Nature Area's open field. 

 

 Gene Huggins.  
Subject: Bishop Road hawks Oct 22
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:55:13 -0400
Northeast winds and a cloudy day are perfect conditions for hawks at Bishop 
Road west of Pulaski. Turkey Vulture and Red-tailed Hawk numbers were 
exceptional today and I saw my first 2 Golden Eagles of the season (other than 
one in Cape May 2 weeks ago). A minor disappointment was the lack of 
Rough-legged Hawks but Im happy with the flight as a whole. Over 6.5 hours 
beginning at 1020 AM: 


Turkey Vulture  1607
Golden Eagle  2     
Northern Harrier  14
Sharp-shinned Hawk  18
Cooper's Hawk  5
Bald Eagle  10
Red-shouldered Hawk  5
Red-tailed Hawk  598
American Kestrel  4

Also:  American Crow  2570 
Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (22 Oct 2014) 58 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 22 Oct 2014 16:10:42 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              17            492            492
Osprey                       0             16             51
Bald Eagle                   0             36             91
Northern Harrier             0             10             20
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            214            349
Cooper's Hawk                1             11             31
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             16           1842
Red-tailed Hawk             40            323            396
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0             12             55
Merlin                       0             10             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              5              6

Total:                      58           1156           3374
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Weather:
Light N/NW wind,in and out vis,fog and drizzle until 12:20 then clear.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 flock of  Brant.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: today's visitors...
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:00 -0400
We have enjoyed a flock of about 15 Pine Siskins and 20 or so Purple
Finches on the feeders today; we have some Purple Finches year round here,
but not this many.  The Siskins are the first flock of the fall; we had a
single bird about a week ago, with Goldfinches.  On the ground below the
feeders are White Crowned and White Throated Sparrows, two very red Fox
Sparrows, several Song Sparrows, and a single male Towhee.  Other regulars
include White and Red-Breasted Nuthatches, Mourning Doves, Titmice,
Chickadees, Downy, Hairy and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, many Blue Jays,
Juncoes (they are also year round here), Cardinals, Goldfinches, a Catbird
still, and a few mysterious late warblers deep in the bushes and goldenrod
field. A neighbor nearby has a Red-Headed Woodpecker visiting suet.  A
Goshawk has been hunting the valley today, and both Crows and Ravens are
noisily gathering on the steep hill across the road.  Turkeys and Ruffed
Grouse were found above the studio building yesterday.

The tops of the hills are in and out of clouds and fog today; the birds
seem even brighter....

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: RE: Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point
From: RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:43:16 -0500
I can still remember getting my legs splashed by the cold Atlantic Ocean while 
I was looking at my first ever Purple Sandpiper in Ocean City, Maryland in 
2006. 

Richard

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:29:49 -0400
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point
From: jwm57 AT cornell.edu
To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com; Cayugabirds-L AT cornell.edu

Purple is back on north shore of spit. 
On Oct 22, 2014 8:07 AM, "Jay McGowan"  wrote:
A few minutes ago a PURPLE SANDPIPER tried to land on the spit at Myers Point 
on Cayuga Lake. It circled a half dozen times as it was harried by airborn 
gulls, finally managed to land at the tip, but was gone a moment later. I'm not 
sure if it headed back out on the lake or might be hiding on one of the beaches 
here, but I am not seeing it at the moment. Checking the jetties at the south 
end of the lake might be a good idea. Nothing else of note so far this morning. 



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Subject: Re:Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:29:49 -0400
Purple is back on north shore of spit.
On Oct 22, 2014 8:07 AM, "Jay McGowan"  wrote:

> A few minutes ago a PURPLE SANDPIPER tried to land on the spit at Myers
> Point on Cayuga Lake. It circled a half dozen times as it was harried by
> airborn gulls, finally managed to land at the tip, but was gone a moment
> later. I'm not sure if it headed back out on the lake or might be hiding on
> one of the beaches here, but I am not seeing it at the moment. Checking the
> jetties at the south end of the lake might be a good idea. Nothing else of
> note so far this morning.
>

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Subject: Re: Purple Sandpiper, Myers Point
From: "Jay McGowan jwm57 AT cornell.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:29:49 -0400
Purple is back on north shore of spit.
On Oct 22, 2014 8:07 AM, "Jay McGowan"  wrote:

> A few minutes ago a PURPLE SANDPIPER tried to land on the spit at Myers
> Point on Cayuga Lake. It circled a half dozen times as it was harried by
> airborn gulls, finally managed to land at the tip, but was gone a moment
> later. I'm not sure if it headed back out on the lake or might be hiding on
> one of the beaches here, but I am not seeing it at the moment. Checking the
> jetties at the south end of the lake might be a good idea. Nothing else of
> note so far this morning.
>
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (21 Oct 2014) 46 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 21 Oct 2014 16:10:59 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              34            475            475
Osprey                       0             16             51
Bald Eagle                   3             36             91
Northern Harrier             1             10             20
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            214            349
Cooper's Hawk                1             10             30
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             16           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              4            283            356
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0             12             55
Merlin                       0             10             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              5              6

Total:                      46           1098           3316
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton

Observers:        

Weather:
Slight drizzle in the morning, overcast with a few breaks in the clouds all
day, light southwest wind.

Raptor Observations:
1st bird (TV) 9:15.  Ad BE 10:59, imm BEs 1:32, 1:46

Non-raptor Observations:
E.Towhee, RB Nuthatch, Flicker, Barred Owl, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow,
White-throated Sparrow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
From: Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:13:58 -0400
It appears that I do not have enough feeder space to accommodate all of my 
visitors today. There are about 30 PURPLE FINCHES and close to a dozen PINE 
SISKINS battling for feeding positions as I type this. Looks like it is time to 
break out the nyger seed. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
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Subject: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:13:58 -0400
It appears that I do not have enough feeder space to accommodate all of my 
visitors today. There are about 30 PURPLE FINCHES and close to a dozen PINE 
SISKINS battling for feeding positions as I type this. Looks like it is time to 
break out the nyger seed. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: NNYBirds: Purple Finches and Pine Siskins
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:13:58 -0400
It appears that I do not have enough feeder space to accommodate all of my 
visitors today. There are about 30 PURPLE FINCHES and close to a dozen PINE 
SISKINS battling for feeding positions as I type this. Looks like it is time to 
break out the nyger seed. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Call for Field Trips for next years Kestrel
From: "'Paul Richardson' vireo2 AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:42 -0400
Hello all,

 

I am making a call for field trips for next year's spring/summer edition of
the Kestrel. It will cover the period from March - August 2015. If you are
interested in leading a field trip and have information regarding the trip
please send along your trip description including approximately how long it
will be and your contact information. If you have never led a trip before
and are interested in leading field trip but do not have any ideas of places
to go please feel free to contact me and I can help you come up with some
ideas. Deadline for field trip submissions will be November 10th. 

 

Thanks,

 

Paul

 

Paul Richardson

President/Field Trip Chair

Onondaga Audubon Society

Vireo2 AT verizon.net
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:16:28 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* October 20, 2014
*  NYSY  10. 20. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
October 13, 2014 - October 20, 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: October 20AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#413 Monday October 20, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
October 13, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

EARED GREBE
RED-NECKED GREBE
CACKLING GOOSE
BRANT
EURASIAN WIGEON
AMERICAN AVOCET
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
LITTLE GULL
SHORT-EARED OWL
SNOWY OWL
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
PINE SISKIN


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

 10/15: 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Towpath Road. They have been found 
through the 19th. 

 10/19: An EARED GREBE and 2 EURASIAN WIGEONS were seen in the Main Pool. A 
HUDSONIAN GODWIT was found in Puddler’s Marsh. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 



Cayuga County
------------

 10/15: An early LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found on the inside of the break wall at 
Fair Haven State Park. 



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

     10/15: The Rt. 31 SNOWY OWL was again seen, this time near Wegman’s.
 10/16: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen near the Eagles nest at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville. 

 10/19: A BRANT was seen at close range on Vann Road near Beaver Lake Nature 
Center west of Baldwinsville. Upwards of 70 DARK-EYED JUNCOS were seen at 
Beaver Lake Nature Center. 

 10/20: A LINCOLN’S SPARROW and the county’s first FOX SPARROW were spotted 
under the power lines at Three Rivers WMA. A late VESPER SPARROW and large 
numbers of WHITE-CROWNED and WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were found in the scrubby 
area east of Van Rensselear Street at the Inner Harbor. 



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

     10/18: A LITTLE GULL was found at the overlook at Derby Hall.
 10/19: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and the region’s first fall FOX SPARROW 
were seen at Great Bear Recreation Area north of Phoenix. 

     10/20: A PINE SISKIN was heard at Great Bear Recreation Area.


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

     10/20: A PINE SISKIN was reported near Camden.

     


--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (20 Oct 2014) 79 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Oct 2014 18:10:58 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              48            441            441
Osprey                       0             16             51
Bald Eagle                   2             33             88
Northern Harrier             0              9             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk          10            211            346
Cooper's Hawk                0              9             29
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            1             16           1842
Red-tailed Hawk             18            279            352
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0             12             55
Merlin                       0             10             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              5              6

Total:                      79           1052           3270
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Var cloud,light SW wind.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Tully, N.Y. RUSTY BLACKBIRDS & Pine Siskins.
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Oct 2014 09:14:05 -0700
Eight Rusty Blackbirds were observed at the South Meadows Nature Area this 
morning. They were in with a small flock of Red-winged Blackbirds, Common 
Grackles and European Starlings. The other highlight was a flock of about 
twenty Pine Siskins associating with a small group of American Goldfinches. 
Both species were foraging on seeds from goldenrod. Two female Purple Finches 
were also seen. Good birding. Gene Huggins 
Subject: Avocets still at Knox-Marsellus marsh
From: "William Gruenbaum bill_gruenbaum AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:15:37 +0000 (UTC)
We observed the two American Avocets from the East Road overlook of 
Knox-Marsellus marsh around noon on Sunday, October 19.  Other shorebirds we 
found on the Montezuma refuge include a few Lesser Yellowlegs, one Semipalmated 
Sandpiper and several Dunlin.  Many thousands of waterfowl are currently on 
the refuge.  We also saw two Peregrine Falcons, one flying over the Visitor's 
Center pond and one immature bird on the ground at Knox-Marsellus. 

Sue Boettger & Bill GruenbaumFayetteville, NY     
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (19 Oct 2014) 251 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Oct 2014 20:10:52 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              38            393            393
Osprey                       0             16             51
Bald Eagle                   9             31             86
Northern Harrier             2              9             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk          38            201            336
Cooper's Hawk                3              9             29
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           1841
Red-tailed Hawk            153            261            334
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             4             12             55
Merlin                       0             10             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                1              1              1
Unknown Raptor               3              5              6

Total:                     251            973           3191
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Andrew Mason, Fred Fries

Observers:        Becky Gretton, Carol Lynch, Fred Fries, Leslie Preston,
                  Randy Lynch, Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Snow, poor visibility until 10 a.m. EST, then gradual clearing. Mostly
overcast; Moderate to strong NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
2 imm. BE--10:10; 3 ad., 4 imm. BE--2:15; local RTs, TVs, ad. BE;
last--SS-4:00.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens present, active and vocal; interacting with raptors.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrew Mason (AndyMason AT earthling.net)
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: RE: American Bittern from back in May
From: "sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Oct 2014 14:26:02 -0700
Hello all,
 

 I just rearranged my Flickr album of the Bittern I photographed back in May 
after Rich Cohen posted a link to video he had taken at Woodmans Pond. I also 
added a video on YouTube of the bird calling at real-time and slow speeds. 

 

 Sean E. Lanigan
 Whitesboro, N.Y.
 

 

 American Bittern 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157644648134345/ 


 
 
 American Bittern 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157644648134345/show 
sean_ed_lanigan's American Bittern set 

 
 
 
 View on www.flickr.com 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157644648134345/show 

 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

 American Bittern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_Mk3IdgbY

 
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_Mk3IdgbY 
 
 American Bittern https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_Mk3IdgbY After Rich Cohen 
posted video on the OneidaBirds Yahoo Group on May 9, 2014 taken at Woodmans 
Pond of a Bittern calling, I went to Woodmans Po... 

 
 
 
 View on www.youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_Mk3IdgbY 
 Preview by Yahoo 
 
 
 

Subject: Tully Valley, Northern Shovelers
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Oct 2014 14:30:01 -0700
Two Northern Shovelers were seen this morning at a farm pond owned by the 
Snavelin family in the Tully Valley. Male and female were present. Other 
waterfowl included: Canada Goose: 1,463, American Wigeon: 1 male, Mallard: 57 
and Green-winged Teal: 1. Good birding. Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (18 Oct 2014) 27 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 18 Oct 2014 16:10:29 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              24            355            355
Osprey                       0             16             51
Bald Eagle                   0             22             77
Northern Harrier             0              7             17
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            163            298
Cooper's Hawk                0              6             26
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           1841
Red-tailed Hawk              0            108            181
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0              8             51
Merlin                       0             10             19
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3

Total:                      27            722           2940
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Cloudy,light SW wind showers,rainfrom 1:00 on.Fox Sparrow.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (17 Oct 2014) 123 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 17 Oct 2014 19:10:56 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              56            331            331
Osprey                       0             16             51
Bald Eagle                   2             22             77
Northern Harrier             1              7             17
Sharp-shinned Hawk          40            160            295
Cooper's Hawk                1              6             26
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            3             15           1841
Red-tailed Hawk             17            108            181
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0              8             51
Merlin                       1             10             19
Peregrine Falcon             1              4             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3

Total:                     123            695           2913
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Richard Hendrick, Tom Salo

Visitors:
Day Hills,2 others.


Weather:
Var  cloud,SW wind 5mph.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
White Crownedf Sparrow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Short-eared Owl
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:37:02 -0400
A Short-eared Owl was observed at the 100 Acre Marsh site in Three Rivers
this evening. It was flying low over the field searching for rodents with
its characteristic floppy erratic flying style . First seen at 6:34pm and
observed for about 10 minutes. This was the best view of a short-eared owl
I've ever had and an ebird first for Three Rivers.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (16 Oct 2014) 39 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Oct 2014 18:10:19 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              22            275            275
Osprey                       2             16             51
Bald Eagle                   0             20             75
Northern Harrier             1              6             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13            120            255
Cooper's Hawk                0              5             25
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             12           1838
Red-tailed Hawk              0             91            164
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             1              8             51
Merlin                       0              9             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3

Total:                      39            572           2790
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Andrea Lodovice

Observers:        Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
Richard Hendrick


Weather:
 Early morning calm, cloudy with rain before noon,  afternoon clearing,
light SW wind in afternoon, good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
TVs,OSs, NH, SSs, AK.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrea Lodovice ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Happy Owl-ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center - Sat. October 18
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:42:43 -0700
Happy Owl-ween  Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

There is still time to register for the Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy 
Owl-ween program. We are proud to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 

Kingdoms
Wildlife Rehabilitation, and her live owls for a presentation about these 
silent hunters of the night. Then, join the 

Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl through the woods and grasslands in 
search 

of Montezuma's wild owls. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and 
registration is required. Call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. 
Fee: $6/child, 

$8/adult, $25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 
State Route 89, Savannah, NY.

Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center

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From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l AT geneseo.edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:42:43 -0700
Happy Owl-ween  Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

There is still time to register for the Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy 
Owl-ween program. We are proud to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 

Kingdoms
Wildlife Rehabilitation, and her live owls for a presentation about these 
silent hunters of the night. Then, join the 

Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl through the woods and grasslands in 
search 

of Montezuma's wild owls. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and 
registration is required. Call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. 
Fee: $6/child, 

$8/adult, $25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 
State Route 89, Savannah, NY.

Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center_______________________________________________
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Subject: Happy Owl-ween at the Montezuma Audubon Center - Sat. October 18
From: "Chris Lajewski lajewskic AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:42:43 -0700
Happy Owl-ween  Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

There is still time to register for the Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy 
Owl-ween program. We are proud to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 

Kingdoms
Wildlife Rehabilitation, and her live owls for a presentation about these 
silent hunters of the night. Then, join the 

Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl through the woods and grasslands in 
search 

of Montezuma's wild owls. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and 
registration is required. Call 315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. 
Fee: $6/child, 

$8/adult, $25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 
State Route 89, Savannah, NY.

Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
Subject: Lapland Longspur
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:19:47 -0400
An early and unusually cooperative Lapland Longspur was found at Fair Haven
SP this morning. It was in the rocks along the bay side of the east
break-wall where the purple sandpipers are usually seen.

Photos here:   http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20241242

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (15 Oct 2014) 36 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Oct 2014 16:10:15 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              24            253            253
Osprey                       0             14             49
Bald Eagle                   0             20             75
Northern Harrier             1              5             15
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9            107            242
Cooper's Hawk                0              5             25
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             12           1838
Red-tailed Hawk              1             91            164
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       1              9             18
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3

Total:                      36            533           2751
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Richard Hendrick

Weather:
Cloudy,mostly Southerly winds 5-20 mph,drizzlefrom 10:00 until  1:15 then
rain.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (14 Oct 2014) 55 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Oct 2014 17:10:40 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              43            229            229
Osprey                       6             14             49
Bald Eagle                   0             20             75
Northern Harrier             0              4             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             98            233
Cooper's Hawk                0              5             25
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             12           1838
Red-tailed Hawk              3             90            163
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1              2              2
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       0              8             17
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3

Total:                      55            497           2715
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton

Observers:        Leslie Preston, Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Strong, gusty southerly wind, partly cloudy and warm.

Raptor Observations:
1st bird (OS) 8:14  UA GE 1:30

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, White-throated Sparrows, Tree Sparrow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Ruddy ducks
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:32:14 -0400
930 AM. There are 8 Ruddy Ducks on the pond, along with the expects waterfowl, 
on the pond at the Van Buren Town Park in Baldwinsville. 


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:23:44 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* October 6, 2014
*  NYSY  10. 06. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
September 29, 2014 - October 06, 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: October 06 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#412 Monday October 06, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 22, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

CACKLING GOOSE
AMERICAN AVOCET
PARASITIC JAEGER
LITTLE GULL
FORSTER’S TERN
SNOWY OWL
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
DICKCISSAL
NELSON’S SPARROW
PINE SISKIN


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

 Only seven species of shorebirds were seen at the complex this week 
highlighted by the two AMERICAN AVOCETS seen as recently as yesterday (10/12) 
at Knox-Marsellus Marsh but not yet reported today. 



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

 13 species of Warbler and LINCOLN SPARROW were found in the county this week. 
Get them before they’re gone. 

 10/7: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found again in Three Rivers WMA under the 
power lines on 60 Road. They were found again yesterday and today in the same 
location. 

 10/8: A juvenile female type DICKCISSAL was found on the east side of Van 
Rensselear Street near the inner harbor in Syracuse. Unfortunately it was not 
relocated the next day. 

 10/11: A SNOWY OWL was still being seen actively hunting in the Rt. 31 mall 
location in Clay. 

 10/12: An adult and juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen again in 
Onondaga Creek south of Spencer Street on the Creekwalk in Syracuse. 

     10/13: 2 CACKLING GEESE were found in the Inner Harbor area in Syracuse.


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

 10/10: A NELSON’S SPARROW was found on Zimmer Road in Fort Drum. Driving is 
not allowed on this road but apparently you may walk it. 



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

 10/8: 3 PARASITIC JAEGERS, a LITTLE GULL and a FORSTER’S TERN were all seen 
from the overlook at Derby Hill. The next day one of the JAEGERS and the LITTLE 
GULL were seen again. 



Cayuga County
------------

 10/7: 7 FORSTER’S TERNS were spotted from the beach at Fair Haven State 
Park. 

     10/8: A LITTLE GULL was seen at West Barrier Park in Fair Haven.
 10/12: An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Great Bear Recreation Area north 
of Phoenix. 

     

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

     10/10: 4 PINE SISKINS were seen at Spring Farm Nature Center near Clinton.



--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (13 Oct 2014) 3 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Oct 2014 17:10:51 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0            186            186
Osprey                       1              8             43
Bald Eagle                   1             20             75
Northern Harrier             0              4             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             96            231
Cooper's Hawk                0              5             25
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0             12           1838
Red-tailed Hawk              0             87            160
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       0              8             17
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3

Total:                       3            442           2660
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Larry Dake

Observers:        Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
2


Weather:
SW, 29-38 kph. Cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Ad. BE 11:40

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Dake ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (12 Oct 2014) 54 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Oct 2014 20:10:02 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              18            186            186
Osprey                       0              7             42
Bald Eagle                   2             19             74
Northern Harrier             0              4             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6             95            230
Cooper's Hawk                1              5             25
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            3             12           1838
Red-tailed Hawk             20             87            160
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1              1              1
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       0              8             17
Peregrine Falcon             1              3              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              2              3

Total:                      54            439           2657
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Andrew Mason

Observers:        Day Hills, Fred Reckner, Leslie Preston, Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
15


Weather:
valley fog early, then clear skies; warm; calm to very light northerly
winds.

Raptor Observations:
1st--SS--9:19 a.m. EST; last--RT--2:54; local RTs, TVs; 10:40--ad. GE,
11:28--ad. BE, 1:10--subad. BE

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrew Mason (AndyMason AT earthling.net)
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Sunday at the Great Swamp Conservancy Overlook
From: "lightpainter AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Oct 2014 14:39:42 -0700
This morning at the Great Swamp Conservancy Overlook in Canastota, Betty 
Armbruster and I found the following. Besides the usual Canada Geese, 

 

 American Wigeon
 Mallard
 Blue-winged Teal
 Northern Shoveler
 Northern Pintail
 Green-winged Teal
 Lesser Scaup
 Hooded Merganser
 Common Merganser
 Pied-billed Grebe
 Great Egret
 and at least 5 Great Blue Herons
 

 Many of the ducks were among the trees in the flooded woods at the northern 
side of the pond. 

 

 Cheri Sassman
 Utica, NY
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (11 Oct 2014) 158 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Oct 2014 17:10:08 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              90            168            168
Osprey                       0              7             42
Bald Eagle                   4             17             72
Northern Harrier             0              4             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk          24             89            224
Cooper's Hawk                1              4             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            3              9           1835
Red-tailed Hawk             33             67            140
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       3              8             17
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                     158            385           2603
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Mike Powell, Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
Day Hills and 9 others. 


Weather:
Mostly cloudy,Light NWesterly wind.

Raptor Observations:
Local RT`s,Ad BE,

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Clay Owl
From: "sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 11 Oct 2014 13:02:22 -0700
In Schroeppel yesterday I saw an adult eagle perched on a radio tower which had 
some sticks carried onto it, looking like it could have been the stat of a 
nest. I've seen plenty of Osprey on radio towers, but this was the first eagle 
I've seen on a radio tower. (My guess is an Osprey carried the sticks to the 
tower.) 

 

 I was at Clay at about 6 PM when the Snowy began to hunt. It moved from a spot 
on the ground to a light pole, then after about fifteen minutes, made a pass at 
something on the ground and then flew up to another light pole. The light was 
not that good for taking pictures at this point, so I left. 

 

 I have a question for the group, have other Snowy Owls been reported staying 
in the US this past summer? You can respond back directly to me or to the whole 
group. 

 

 Sean E. Lanigan
 Whitesboro, New York
  
Subject: OAS Watertown Meeting Oct. 15: The Ontario Bays Initiative
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:53:01 -0400
*Watertown Program Meeting*

Wednesday, October 15, 6 p.m.

Flower Memorial Library

Washington Street, Watertown, N.Y.



The Ontario Bays Initiative (OBI) is an all-volunteer land trust founded in
1993. Working with landowners and conservation partners, it seeks to
conserve, protect, and assure sound stewardship for ecologically
significant lands and open space lands in northern New York. To date, OBI
has preserved more than 450 acres, including an easement on a rare and
ecologically sensitive alvar region. At this meeting, OBI executive
director Julie Covey will talk about this Eastern Lake Ontario conservancy,
describing where it works and what it does in Jefferson County.
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (10 Oct 2014) 62 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 10 Oct 2014 16:10:45 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              44             78             78
Osprey                       1              7             42
Bald Eagle                   1             13             68
Northern Harrier             0              4             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8             65            200
Cooper's Hawk                1              3             23
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            3              6           1832
Red-tailed Hawk              3             34            107
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       1              5             14
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      62            227           2445
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Leslie Preston, Richard Hendrick

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Var cloud,W/SW winds 2--5 mph.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
RC Kinglet.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:01:51 -0700
Happy Owl-ween
Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Montezuma Audubon Center is happy to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 
Kingdoms 

Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her
presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl around the woods and grasslands in search
of Montezuma's wild owls. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 
315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, 
$25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, 
Savannah, NY. 


Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
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Subject: NNYBirds: Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween
From: "Chris Lajewski lajewskic AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:01:51 -0700
Happy Owl-ween
Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Montezuma Audubon Center is happy to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 
Kingdoms 

Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her
presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl around the woods and grasslands in search
of Montezuma's wild owls. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 
315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, 
$25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, 
Savannah, NY. 


Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
Subject: Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l AT geneseo.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:01:51 -0700
Happy Owl-ween
Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Montezuma Audubon Center is happy to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 
Kingdoms 

Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her
presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl around the woods and grasslands in search
of Montezuma's wild owls. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 
315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, 
$25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, 
Savannah, NY. 


Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center_______________________________________________
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Subject: Montezuma Audubon Center's Happy Owl-ween
From: "Chris Lajewski lajewskic AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:01:51 -0700
Happy Owl-ween
Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Montezuma Audubon Center is happy to welcome Jean Soprano, of Kindred 
Kingdoms 

Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her
presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join the Montezuma
Audubon Center staff for an owl prowl around the woods and grasslands in search
of Montezuma's wild owls. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 
315-365-3588 or email montezuma AT audubon.org. Fee: $6/child, $8/adult, 
$25/family. The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, 
Savannah, NY. 


Chris Lajewski
Director
Montezuma Audubon Center
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (09 Oct 2014) 42 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Oct 2014 21:10:41 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              12             34             34
Osprey                       0              6             41
Bald Eagle                   1             12             67
Northern Harrier             2              4             14
Sharp-shinned Hawk          16             57            192
Cooper's Hawk                1              2             22
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              3              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              9             31            104
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       0              4             13
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      42            165           2383
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Andrea Lodovice

Observers:        Andrew Mason, Tony Ferro

Visitors:
25 visitors:  CCAL group, plus others.


Weather:
Sunny/cloudy; steady gusty breeze from SW;  seasonably warm;  good
visibility.


Raptor Observations:
ad. BE 10:15;  TVs,NHs,SSs,CH,RS,RTs.

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese, Ravens, many Woolly Bears.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrea Lodovice ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Fall Nighthawk Summery
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:44:58 -0400
The Three Rivers WMA Fall Nighthawk count has finally concluded. It took
longer than expected, 54 nights to be exact, but much was learned and there
were many surprises. The biggest surprise was how good a place this is for
nighthawk viewing, as the chart below shows. My thinking is they follow the
Oswego-Seneca river and then travel down Onondaga lake using the 100 Acre
Marsh (Green Pond) as a navigational way point and feeding area. Many did
roost here during their journey.

 Although the numbers on the chart add up to 917 sightings, I suspect the
actual number of nighthawks is more in the 400 range as 20 or so birds
decided to stay a few weeks. This was unexpected and a bit puzzling. In the
end I think 15 of the 20 birds left the area before the weather turned. As
for the fate of the last 5, only they know. I wish them all the best, it's
been fun.


Fall 2014 bar chart -


https://plus.google.com/photos/118410204185780115618/albums/5850501414522266929/6067647356947315970?banner=pwa&pid=6067647356947315970&oid=118410204185780115618 



Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
gggdash AT gmail.com
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Subject: Derby Hill - Wednesday
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:59:12 -0400
Birds late today - looks promising Thursday.


Dave W.



Derby Hill Hawk Watch--North Lookout, Oswego, US-NY
Oct 8, 2014 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: West winds 25-30 kts starting about 2:30; virtually nothing until 
4:30 

20 species

Gadwall  9
American Wigeon  2
Mallard  2
Northern Pintail  1
Green-winged Teal  1
Common Loon  1
Red-necked Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Turkey Vulture  5
Bald Eagle  1
Parasitic Jaeger  3     distant; presumed; possibly as many as 5 or 6
Bonaparte's Gull  3
Little Gull  1     adult close to sunset
Ring-billed Gull  35
Herring Gull  25
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Common Tern  1
Forster's Tern  1     photos
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1

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Subject: Re: Dickcissel - Inner Harbor
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:49:00 -0400
I saw the Dickcissel in this same area around 5:30 PM today. The others there 
looking for the bird were a ways off and it dropped into the vegetation before 
they got near enough to see it, but they did hear the bird later. Across 
VanRenssalaer two Eastern Meadowlarks were flushed twice. Also seen were Palm 
Warbler, Savannah and Song Sparrows. 


Judy Thurber 
Liverpool

Sent from my iPad

> On Oct 8, 2014, at 10:24 AM, "Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> This morning there was a Dickcissel in the weedy field on the west side of 
Inner Harbor. It was in a wet cattail area in the southwest corner of the weedy 
field, close to the Inner Harbor parking lot that is west of the ampitheater. 

> 
> There was also an Indigo Bunting there, as well as lots of sparrows including 
several Lincoln's Sparrows. 

> Drew Weber
> drewweber AT gmail.com
> 484.269.6009
> 
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (08 Oct 2014) 24 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Oct 2014 16:10:28 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture              19             22             22
Osprey                       0              6             41
Bald Eagle                   1             11             66
Northern Harrier             0              2             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             41            176
Cooper's Hawk                0              1             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              7
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              1             22             95
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       1              4             13
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      24            123           2341
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Weather:
Var cloud,W/SW winds 5-15 mph,stonger gusts.

Raptor Observations:
Local TV`s,RT`s.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Dickcissel - Inner Harbor
From: "Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 10:24:18 -0400
This morning there was a Dickcissel in the weedy field on the west side of
Inner Harbor. It was in a wet cattail area in the southwest corner of the
weedy field, close to the Inner Harbor parking lot that is west of the
ampitheater.

There was also an Indigo Bunting there, as well as lots of sparrows
including several Lincoln's Sparrows.
Drew Weber
drewweber AT gmail.com
484.269.6009
Subject: Fair Haven - 7 Forster's Terns
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 23:15:22 -0400
Late in the day, off the swimming beach at the state park. It's an RBA-worthy 
species but I had no digital access. 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY


https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/
Subject: ONONDAGA AUDUBON MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING!
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:22:56 -0400
*Habitat** Selection **in*
* Golden-cheeked** Warblers*



Wednesday, October 8, 7p.m.

East Syracuse Free Library

4990 James St., East Syracuse, N.Y.



As an assistant professor at SUNY-ESF, Shannon Farrell has been studying
endangered Golden-cheeked Warblersin Texas. At this meeting, she will
discuss how social behaviors might influence habitat selection in these
birds and how research like hers can boost the accuracy of predicting where
species can be found, allowing better habitat management for and conservation
of imperiled birds.
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (07 Oct 2014) 13 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Oct 2014 17:10:34 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Osprey                       0              6             41
Bald Eagle                   2             10             65
Northern Harrier             0              2             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9             39            174
Cooper's Hawk                0              1             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              7
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              1             21             94
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       1              3             12
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      13             99           2317
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton

Observers:        

Visitors:
Will Zytka


Weather:
Gusty southwest wind, overcast sky with partial clearing through the day,
seasonally mild temps.

Raptor Observations:
1st bird (SS) 9:05
Ad BEs 9:15, 9:45

Non-raptor Observations:
E. Towhees, Robins, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow.
Local TVs, RTs BEs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 09:19:14 -0700
This morning in Three Rivers WMA under the power lines closer to Raddison.

Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Sunday 10/5
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 06:10:08 -0400
On Rt 89 just 3 fields to the east of East Road ( Knox-Marcellus road) (thanks 
to Dave Hall's kindly notifying those of us at Knox-Marcellus) seen right next 
to the road were 30 Sandhill Cranes about 4 PM, Sunday. 


Thanks, Dave!

Judy Thurber
Liverpool 

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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (06 Oct 2014) 12 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Oct 2014 18:10:55 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Osprey                       1              6             41
Bald Eagle                   5              8             63
Northern Harrier             0              2             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             30            165
Cooper's Hawk                0              1             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              7
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              3             20             93
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7             50
Merlin                       0              2             11
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      12             86           2304
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Fred Fries

Observers:        Leslie Preston

Visitors:
Marta and Dave


Weather:
Strong southerly winds under a variable sky

Raptor Observations:
A "Jubilee" of Bald Eagles at 12:40, consisting of two adults and three
immatures

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Fred Fries ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:39:32 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* October 6, 2014
*  NYSY  10. 06. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
September 29, 2014 - October 06, 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: October 06 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#412 Monday October 06, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 22, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

CACKLING GOOSE
AMERICAN AVOCET
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
SNOWY OWL
SAW-WHET OWL
GRAY CHEEKED THRUSH
PHILADELPHIA VIREO


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

 19 species of Shorebirds were found on the complex this week highlighted by 
the 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS found yesterday at Puddlers. They are being seen again 
today in Knox-Marsellus Pool. The other species were seen at Knox-Marsellus and 
along the Wildlife Drive and are: 

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
SOLITARY SANDPIPER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
WILSON’S SNIPE
LEAST SANDPIPER
SPOTTED SABDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
KILLDEER
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
PECTORAL SANDPIPER
DUNLIN
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
STILT SANDPIPER
 10/5: A CACKLING GOOSE was found along the Wildlife Drive. An ORANGE-CROWNED 
WARBLER was seen along Towpath Road. 



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

 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have continued to appear in the early evening at Three 
Rivers WMA although only 2 were seen last evening in the drizzle. 

 The SNOWY OWL is still being seen at the Target shopping area along Rt. 31 in 
Clay. It was last reported on 10/4. 

 9/30: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen along the Creekwalk north of Hiawatha 
Blvd. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen along the Creekwalk in the Franklin 
Square area. 

 10/2: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO wa spotted at the Hancock Airpark area south of 
Taft Road. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen under the powerlines at Three 
Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 



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

     10/1: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on Kibby Road south of Mexico.
 10/5: A SAW-WHET OWL was found at Great Bear Recreation Area north of Phoenix. 



Cayuga County
------------

 10/4: 5 species of shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED and AMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVER were seen at the West Barrier Park in Fair Haven. 


     
          
--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier, (female)
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 06 Oct 2014 13:36:10 -0700
On a windy day with wind gusts reaching 17 mph., another female N. Harrier made 
its appearance flying low over the nearby hay and corn fields. The bird was 
viewed from 4:10 to 4:17pm. This is the sixth bird for the season, half as many 
as seen at Franklin Mountain. Good birding. Gene Huggins 
Subject: Saturday - Brant & shorebirds
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:34:36 -0400
Highlights from Oswego on Saturday included a small flock of Brant. At Fair 
Haven 26 shorebirds were at the usual spots including the rocky bay-side spit 
on the west barrier bar. Species included Dunlin, Sanderling, BB Plover, 
Semi-plover, and Semi-sand. One had a long bill - took lots of photos but I 
think it was probably a Semi rather than Western. Some pics taken near sunset 
are on my photostream. 



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


Also put up a Caspian Tern flying in front of a fire hydrant (you don't see 
that every day), and a Kingbird dive-bombing a Bald Eagle. Both from August. 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (05 Oct 2014) 30 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Oct 2014 20:10:02 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               3              3              3
Osprey                       1              5             40
Bald Eagle                   0              3             58
Northern Harrier             0              2             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15             27            162
Cooper's Hawk                1              1             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              2              7
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              7             17             90
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              7             50
Merlin                       0              2             11
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                      30             74           2292
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Andrew Mason

Observers:        Day Hills

Visitors:
12


Weather:
cool; sunny with increasing clouds; moderate SW winds

Raptor Observations:
local TVs, SSs, RT; RS carrying snake; at least 10 SSs flying very
low--treetop height or below.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrew Mason (AndyMason AT earthling.net)
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (04 Oct 2014) Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Oct 2014 15:10:27 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4             39
Bald Eagle                   0              3             58
Northern Harrier             0              2             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             12            147
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             20
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              6
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              0             10             83
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              5             48
Merlin                       0              2             11
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                       0             44           2262
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many,open house.


Weather:
Rain

Raptor Observations:
Local TV`s,SS

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: YouTube Video from Alaska
From: "Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:17:40 -0400
This is from last year, but is an awe-inspiring video.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yyMEoqG0jA&feature=youtu.be

Brenda
--
Brenda Best
Durhamville, NY
bestbird AT me.com




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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (03 Oct 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Oct 2014 16:10:58 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              4             39
Bald Eagle                   0              3             58
Northern Harrier             0              2             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             12            147
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             20
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              6
Broad-winged Hawk            2              3           1829
Red-tailed Hawk              0             10             83
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              5             48
Merlin                       0              2             11
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              1

Total:                       8             44           2262
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Leslie Preston

Weather:
Mostly cloudy,Southerly  winds 5-10 mph.Local 

Raptor Observations:
TV`s,BE`s,RT`s

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier (female)
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 03 Oct 2014 09:02:10 -0700
A female Northern Harrier was seen at the edge of a cornfield near Rt. 81 this 
morning at 11:00 am. It appeared to be harassing flocks of Red-winged 
Blackbirds. The bird stayed in the area for 18 minutes. This is the fifth bird 
seen this fall. Good birding. Gene Huggins. 
Subject: Albino Hummingbird in Maine. FYI
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:04:16 -0400
Thought you'd like to see this little guy.



http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/kittery/2014/10/01/rare-albino-hummingbird-spotted-in-ogunquit/16538633/ 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool, NY
Subject: Old Forge and Fourth Lake and Inlet
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 21:54:09 -0400
On a beautiful day, took a little trip north.  

Bird highlights:

Old Forge: Small flock of Yellow-rumps 10 or so -- next to kayak store in Old 
forge with Chickadees mixed in with them 


Chickadees and White throats on McCauley Mountain. 

2 Loons (calling) on 4th Lake and Red-breasted Nuthatch and White-throated 
Sparrows. 


Inlet: 1 Common Loon, Common Mergansers 2, Mallards, Ring-billed Gull, Pine 
Warbler 


Oh,  and at every turn, the magnificence of the woodlands giving full glory!   

Judy Thurber
Liverpool


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Subject: Mergansers
From: "Patrick Colangelo pwcolangelo AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:35:10 -0700
10/02- A Large Flock of Mergansers ( AT 100) on the east shore of Oneida Lake. 
They cruised near the shoreline and were joined by gulls as they swam in what I 
assume was their search for fish. Seemed to be mostly females but my eyes ain't 
what they used to be. Beautiful day for birding. 


Any other observations of these birds?