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19 Dec Short-eared Owls Location ["Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Dec Re: yard and feeder birds... ["Matt Young grosbeak787 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Dec Short-eared Owls ["Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (19 Dec 2014) 6 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Dec yard and feeder birds... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Dec Anne Scheider sister of Dr. Fritz Scheider dies ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Dec Syracuse Christmas Count - Saturday ["Ber Carr mycocarex AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Dec Ring-necked Pheasant from the CBC Fulton ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Dec Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Dec Oswego-Fulton CBC ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Dec Van Buren - Merlin ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Dec Bald Eagles and more ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (14 Dec 2014) 2 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Dec Oswego christmas bird count list ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Dec Horned Larks in Cato ["go GoldtailedHermit AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Dec Sterling Nature Center ["dangelo.jim AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (13 Dec 2014) 2 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Dec Tully, N.Y. Northern Shoveler ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
12 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (12 Dec 2014) Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Dec Feeder watchers ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Dec more Evening Grosbeaks, and Pine Siskins.... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
09 Dec R-C Kinglet continues; Common Redpoll ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Dec possible Brant at Onondaga Lake ["Eric Moody eric.k.moody AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Dec New Snowy Owl at RT 31 ["Mary Magistro M_Magistro AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Dec Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
08 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (08 Dec 2014) Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Dec Snowy owl ["Dennis Anderson windows721 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Dec Cooper's hawks ["Faith Baker faith.baker56 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
07 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (07 Dec 2014) 25 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Dec Townsend's Solitaire ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Dec Re: Greater White-fronted Geese - Van Buren Park ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Dec Greater White-fronted Geese - Van Buren Park ["Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Dec Re: 6 Greater White-fronted Geese ["phil bonn philbonn55 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
06 Dec Re: 6 Greater White-fronted Geese ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Dec 6 Greater White-fronted Geese ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Dec Greater White-fronted Geese ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
05 Dec Great Blue Heron ["awood_2 AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
05 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (05 Dec 2014) Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
04 Dec Syracuse Christmas Bird Count ["'Kevin MGann' kmcg13 AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
4 Dec Knox-Marsellus Thursday - Owls, Cranes, odd goose ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
04 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (04 Dec 2014) 13 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
4 Dec Grosbeaks, siskins continue... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
4 Dec Correction to dec 3 highlights post ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
4 Dec Saw-whet Owl ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
4 Dec Townsend's solitaire update ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec message sent out on Matt Young's behalf to correct CBC dates for Cortland and New Woodstock ["'Judy Read' jaread AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec Re: Sign up for CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS now! ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec Townsend's Solitaire, etc. ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec Sign up for CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS now! ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec Oswego harbor today ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec Todays highlights ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
03 Dec Snowy Owl ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
3 Dec Erieville Townsend's solitaire continues - Madison Co. [Drew Weber ]
3 Dec Erieville Townsend's solitaire continues - Madison Co. ["Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Dec East Dead Creek Road ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
02 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (02 Dec 2014) 13 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Dec Re: Townsend' solitaire update ["Tony Shrimpton fiveshrimps AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Dec Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
01 Dec HSR: Franklin Mt. (01 Dec 2014) 16 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Dec Townsend' solitaire update ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Dec Solitaire update ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Nov HSR: Franklin Mt. (30 Nov 2014) Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Nov Harrier ["Thomas J McKay tjmckay AT syr.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Nov Northern Shrike ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Nov Erieville Townsend's solitaire re-found ["Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Re: Oneonta CBC 12/14 Help needed ["Jeffrey Murray jrmurray AT mac.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier & American Coot ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Oneonta CBC 12/14 Help needed ["Thomas Salo salothomas AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Oneonta CBC 12/14 Help needed ["Thomas Salo salothomas AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
29 Nov HSR: Franklin Mt. (29 Nov 2014) 4 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Owl (the sequel) ["ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov HSR: Franklin Mt. (28 Nov 2014) 22 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Fox sparrow on feeder ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Nov Common Redpoll ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Nov Carpenters Brook RC Kinglet, mocker; blackbirds 11/28 ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Nov feeder birds this morning... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]

Subject: Short-eared Owls Location
From: "Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:14:34 -0500
In my excitement (I love these owls), I neglected to give a complete location. 
The field on Rt. 31 with the Short-eared Owls is located in the Town of Verona, 
Oneida County. 


Brenda
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Subject: Re: yard and feeder birds...
From: "Matt Young grosbeak787 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:05:32 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Linda,
How's things? Good to see you with some finches! Can you do the xmas count on 
Tuesday Dec 30th? 

Things are good on this end just crazy busy. 
thanks,Matt 

 On Friday, December 19, 2014 9:25 AM, "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com 
[oneidabirds]"  wrote: 

   

     We continue to enjoy regular visits of both male and female Evening
Grosbeaks, daily. The numbers vary from 2 to 18 this week; they begin
visiting around 7:30 am and are most often done by early afternoon (2:00).
While they come each day, so far, there may be as little as 30 minutes or
as much as 90 minutes between visits. A few (6-8) Pine Siskins continue
mixed in with larger flocks of Goldfinches. We have Ravens in the yard on
and off all day since we placed some meat, fat, and bone scraps near the
edge of the woods; one Red-Tailed Hawk also visited that area yesterday.
The most eager visitors to that spot are Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Jays;
they want that food, too!

It's icy up here today, though the roads seem in good shape. It's the
proverbial "higher elevations"....

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds

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Subject: Short-eared Owls
From: "Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:36:28 -0500
In the field on Rt 31 where Miller Rd comes to a T, there are 9 Short-eared 
Owls. This is the same field where I found the owls last year. 


Brenda Best
Durhamville NY
bestbird AT me.com

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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (19 Dec 2014) 6 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 19 Dec 2014 16:12:43 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 19, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              8            174
Northern Harrier             0              1             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1            413
Cooper's Hawk                0              2             51
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              2             37           1516
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 4             27            144
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       6             77           4969
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Weather:
Cloudy,2-10 mph NW  wind.

Raptor Observations:
Local Ad BE.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: yard and feeder birds...
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:25:14 -0500
We continue to enjoy regular visits of both male and female Evening
Grosbeaks, daily.  The numbers vary from 2 to 18 this week; they begin
visiting around 7:30 am and are most often done by early afternoon (2:00).
While they come each day, so far, there may be as little as 30 minutes or
as much as 90 minutes between visits.  A few (6-8) Pine Siskins continue
mixed in with larger flocks of Goldfinches.  We have Ravens in the yard on
and off all day since we placed some meat, fat, and bone scraps near the
edge of the woods; one Red-Tailed Hawk also visited that area yesterday.
The most eager visitors to that spot are Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Jays;
they want that food, too!

It's icy up here today, though the roads seem in good shape.  It's the
proverbial "higher elevations"....

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds


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Subject: Anne Scheider sister of Dr. Fritz Scheider dies
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:33:08 -0500
Long-time friend of birders, though not one herself, and supporter of Derby 
Hill which was discovered by her brother, Dr. Fritz Scheider, passed away this 
week. Many will not know her, but will know of Derby Hill which was a birding 
hot spot she supported yearly. This info is for those who do know her but may 
have missed the obit. 


I met Anne when she was taking care of her brother, Fritz's, estate after his 
untimely death in his late 50's of a brain tumor. She was caring, helpful, and 
'salt of the earth'. 





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Judy Thurber
Liverpool, NY
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Subject: Syracuse Christmas Count - Saturday
From: "Ber Carr mycocarex AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:16:55 +0000
Just a reminder to all participants or those just wanting to eat chili. The 
compilation dinner is on - at my house after the count. Email me if you need 
directions. Hopefully, we'll get some new folks to participate in the count. 


Bernie Carr
mycocarexathotmailcom
 		 	   		  
Subject: Ring-necked Pheasant from the CBC Fulton
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:29:03 +0000 (UTC)
Ring-necked Pheasant.

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Good birding, Mitch Nusbaum
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:49:53 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* December 15, 2014*  NYSY  12. 15. 14 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):December 08, 2014 - December 15, 2014to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: December 15 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #421 Monday December 
15, 2014 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of December 08, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-THROATED LOONBRANTNORTHERN SHOVELERSANDHILL CRANEICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS 
GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLMERLINRUBY-CROWNED KINGLETEVENING 
GROSBEAKPINE SISKIN 


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

     12/13: 35 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road, down from the 
numbers last week. 


Onondaga county------------
     12/9: A BRANT was seen at Wegman’s Landing on Onondaga Lake near 
Liverpool. This may be the same individual seen in the area since early 
October. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was again found at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish 
Hatchery near Elbridge.     12/13: An immature NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen at 
the north end of Tully Lake. Another NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen the next day on 
Onondaga Lake at Willow Bay.     12/15: A MERLIN and about 20 SNOW BUNTINGS 
were seen on Hoag Road south of Baldwinsville. 


Madison County------------
     12/9: 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS and 12 PINE SISKINS were seen at a private 
residence on Carpenter Road near Sheds. 


Oswego county------------
     12/14: 76 species were recorded on the Oswego Christmas count. There 
were new high counts for 15 species. Highlights include RED-THROATED LOON, 
GLAUCOUS GULL, and SNOWY OWL. 


Oneida County------------
     12/15: 6 ICELAND GULLS and 3 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found on 
Oneida Lake at south Bay. 

                                          

--  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: Oswego-Fulton CBC
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:32:59 -0500
Twenty observers in 10 parties helped establish lots of new highs for the 
Oswego-Fulton CBC on Sunday. There were record counts for 15 species including 
four species of woodpeckers, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, 
White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco and Northern Cardinal. One new species 
to the count, Winter Wren, was found at Rice Creek Field Station. The 76 total 
species is better than the previous high that I could find of 67. 


* High Count

Snow Goose  2620
Canada Goose  8005
Tundra Swan 5*
Wood Duck  2
Am. Black Duck  16
Mallard   557
Redhead   11
Ring-necked Duck  8
Greater Scaup  48
Lesser Scaup   4
Long-tailed Duck  49
Bufflehead  19
Com. Goldeneye   24
Hooded Merganser  38
Com. Merganser   91
Red-breasted Merganser  33
Ring-necked Pheasant  3
Ruffed Grouse  1
Wild Turkey  37
Red-throated Loon  4
Com. Loon   1
Pied-billed Grebe   1
Horned Grebe  4
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Blue Heron  3
Bald Eagle  11*
N. Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk   2
Red-tailed Hawk  29
Am. Kestrel  1
Merlin   1
Ring-billed Gull   284
Herring Gull   133
Glaucous Gull   2
Great Black-backed Gull   45
Rock Pigeon   742
Mourning Dove  479*
E. Screech-Owl   4*
Great Horned Owl   2
Snowy Owl   1
Barred Owl   2*
Belted Kingfisher   4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  47*
Downy Woodpecker   116*
Hairy Woodpecker  31
N. Flicker  30*
Pileated Woodpecker  23*
Blue Jay  201
Am. Crow   344
Common Raven  3
Black-capped Chickadee  529
Tufted Titmouse  69*
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  86*
Brown Creeper  3
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren   3*
Golden-crowned Kinglet   9
E. Bluebird   36
Am. Robin   14
N. Mockingbird   1
European Starling   1601
Cedar Waxwing   104
Snow Bunting   14
Yellow-rumped Warbler   8
Am. Tree Sparrow   148
Song Sparrow  6
White-throated Sparrow   20*
White-crowned Sparrow   1
Dark-eyed Junco   198*
N. Cardinal   112*
House Finch   42
Pine Siskin  1
Am. Goldfinch   81
House Sparrow 
Gull sp.  10
raptor sp. 1

Total species 76

Total individuals  17548
Bill Purcell
Hastings NY


Subject: Van Buren - Merlin
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:45:26 -0500
I was lucky enough this afternoon to see a MERLIN perched atop a phone pole on 
W Sorrell Hill Rd., south of Hoag Rd. E.. It was near the small radio (?) 
tower. Also had 20 SNOW BUNTINGS flitting back and forth across Hoag Rd. E.. 
There were small #'s of Canada Geese (no Snows) and 2 separate Red-tailed hawks 
in the area as well. 


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








Subject: Bald Eagles and more
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:02:36 -0800




Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (14 Dec 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 15 Dec 2014 08:12:22 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 14, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              8            174
Northern Harrier             0              1             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1            413
Cooper's Hawk                0              2             51
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              2             35           1514
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0             23            140
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       2             71           4963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Andy Cooper

Observers:        

Visitors:
none



Weather:
Light NW winds with long periods of Calm. poor visibility and very low
cloud cover much of the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by  ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Oswego christmas bird count list
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:43:42 -0800




Subject: Horned Larks in Cato
From: "go GoldtailedHermit AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:09:22 -0500
This afternoon, just before 4 pm, I saw 30+ Horned Larks in the field south of 
Shir-Will Farm on Route 34 in Cato. The field is right next to the barn and my 
neighbor frequently spreads manure there. It's a pretty reliable place to see 
Horned Larks during the winter. (This farm is just north of Chase Road, on the 
west side of the road.) Maryanne Adams 
Subject: Sterling Nature Center
From: "dangelo.jim AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Dec 2014 20:03:49 -0800
Sterling Nature Center, Cayuga, US-NY
 Dec 13, 2014
 
Canada Goose  
 Great Blue Heron  1 feeding in open water of the Outlet Stream
 gull sp.  
 Red-bellied Woodpecker  
 Downy Woodpecker  
 Pileated Woodpecker  
 Blue Jay  
 Black-capped Chickadee  
 Tufted Titmouse  
 White-breasted Nuthatch  
 Golden-crowned Kinglet  
 Snow Bunting  
 American Tree Sparrow  
 Dark-eyed Junco  
 Northern Cardinal  
 American Goldfinch  
 

 Also have a Carolina wren at home 
 

 Jim D'Angelo
 Sterling, NY

Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (13 Dec 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Dec 2014 16:12:58 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              8            174
Northern Harrier             0              1             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1            413
Cooper's Hawk                0              2             51
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              1             33           1512
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 1             23            140
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       2             69           4961
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Fred Reckner

Weather:
Cloudy,2-5 mph NW wind,clear a>m. Snowy p.m.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
 1 Great Blue Heron,75 Snow Geese.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Tully, N.Y. Northern Shoveler
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Dec 2014 09:55:46 -0800
An immature male Northern Shoveler was seen late this morning at the north end 
of Tully Lake. The duck was in with one American Black Duck and 34 Mallards. 
Good birding. Gene Huggins. 
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (12 Dec 2014) Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 12 Dec 2014 16:12:28 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              8            174
Northern Harrier             0              1             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1            413
Cooper's Hawk                0              2             51
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              0             32           1511
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0             22            139
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       0             67           4959
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Weather:
Cloudy,2mph NW wind,snowcaused limited vis most of the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
3 flocks of Snow Geese,both Nuthatches on the suet.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Feeder watchers
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:09:11 -0500
The Oswego-Fulton Christmas Bird Count will be held this Sunday, December 14. 
If you live in the area you can still sign up to be a feeder watcher. All you 
have to do is observe the birds at your feeder that day and email the results 
to me. Thanks, 


Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: more Evening Grosbeaks, and Pine Siskins....
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:28:51 -0500
As the weather thickened to sleet today, I was on our side hill cutting
some different varieties of pine and spruce boughs, (yes, should have done
it yesterday!) when I found myself beneath a flock of over 20 Evening
Grosbeaks in the fruiting sumac trees behind the white pine on the road to
the studio.  I sat down and didn't move... they were quite vocal, tearing
into the fruiting heads of the sumac, dropping chunks and bits on
me...interesting to be as invisible as possible... several very striking
dark adult males, about 2/3 females or juveniles. They came to the feeders
later ( I was out about 10:00 am) and one was unusual, have photos....
longer tail, blotchy yellow on back.. odd beak color.

Several groups visited the feeders until about 1 pm. They are usually here
between 7:30 am and 1 pm.
Siskins came in with over 20 Goldfinches, saw 12 Siskins on the north
feeders at one time.

Still two White-Throated Sparrows, seem young (tan stripes, no lores).

Wondering if the storm will bring in redpolls.... had none last year.

We have a donated deer carcass at the end of our north yard; so far Ravens,
Crows, many small birds, A Red-Tailed Hawk, and a Sharp-Shinned Hawk. I
will try to brush off the snow tomorrow, and keep track.

It's snowing heavy and wet.... tomorrow is likely a nasty travelling day...
but with other food covered, birds may be here, and I will do my best to
keep the feeders clear and full.

Thursday or Friday after the storm may be better, except for the very
intrepid!

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: R-C Kinglet continues; Common Redpoll
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:06:05 -0500
Apologies for not posting the REDPOLL found Sunday on at the slash 
pile on Parcell Road, north of Miller Rd in Sennett.   I didn't think 
it would stick around.

The KINGLET was still at Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery today.  That 
one has been seen at the "Pool Digger" sign for almost 3 weeks.  In 
the warm, calm weather is was acting more normal, and even made a 
flight to the other side of the driveway.

Good birding,
Ken


Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY
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Subject: possible Brant at Onondaga Lake
From: "Eric Moody eric.k.moody AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:58:45 -0700
I am visiting upstate NY this week so not as familiar with the birds in
this area, but I found what I think is a brant earlier this afternoon at
the "Wegman's Landing" area on the Onondaga Lake shoreline. It was loosely
associating with a flock of Canadian Geese near the playground area. Since
I believe it would be unusual for this area at this time of year I thought
I would report it in case it is of interest and see if anyone else could
confirm the ID. I attached a couple photos I took with my cell phone
through my binoculars.


-- 
Eric K. Moody
Biology PhD Student
Arizona State University
School of Life Sciences
Lab: LSA 329     Office: LSA 189
Tempe, AZ 85287
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Subject: New Snowy Owl at RT 31
From: "Mary Magistro M_Magistro AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:41:11 +0000
Thank you to Dennis Anderson for posting that Jean Soprano had said there was a 
new Snowy Owl at the mall on Route 31. My son, Mark and I stopped yesterday on 
the way home and found him perched atop the Walmart sign by Fucillo Auto. Also 
we were able to get the common redpolls where Ken Burdick had reported them. It 
was good birding day for us, even though Mark did not get to see evening 
grosbeaks at LInda Salters or the Townsend solitare at Brian Whites . He did 
however get his cackling goose on Cazenovia Lake on the way back home. 

Keep an eye to the sky,
Mary & Mark Magistro

 		 	   		  
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 22:34:41 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* December 08, 2014*  NYSY  12. 08. 14 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):December 01, 2014 - December 08, 2014to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: December 08 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #420 Monday December 
08, 2014 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of December 01, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-THROATED LOONTUNDRA SWANCACKLING GOOSEGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSESANDHILL 
CRANESAW-WHET OWLSNOWY OWLTOWNSEND’S SOLITAIREEVENING GROSBEAK 


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

     12/2: A SNOWY OWL was on Rt.89 just south of East Tyre Road. 950 TUNDRA 
SWANS were seen from the Visitor’s Center. 49 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh.      12/4: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen from Est 
Road. 82 SANDHILL CRANES were seen coming into Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 85 were 
counted the next day.     12/6: 4 CACKLING GEESE were seen from East Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     12/4: A SAW-WHET OWL was found on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature 
Center.     12/6: 6 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were found in corn stubble 
on East Sorrell Hill Road just north of Conners Road in the Town of Van 
Buren.     12/7: 6 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, most likely the same birds 
from yesterday, were seen in the pond at Van Buren Park south of Baldwinsville. 
5 CACKLING GEESE were also seen in the pond.     12/8: A SNOWY OWL is again 
being seen at the Rt.31 shopping area in Clay. This one was photographed atop a 
Wal-Mart sign. 


Madison County------------
     12/2: The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE found on Irish Hill Road south of 
Cazenovia was relocated. It was found throughout the week but was not seen 
today.     12/3: A SNOWY OWL was seen south of the Fenner Community Church 
on Bingley Road.     12/4: 8 EVENING GROSBEAKS were again at a feeder on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds. Smaller numbers were seen throughout the week up to 
yesterday. 


Oswego County------------
          12/3: 2 RED-THROATED LOONS and a SNOWY OWL  were seen from 
Oswego at the harbor. 

                                     

--  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (08 Dec 2014) Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 08 Dec 2014 16:12:27 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              8            174
Northern Harrier             0              1             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1            413
Cooper's Hawk                0              2             51
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              0             32           1511
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0             22            139
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       0             67           4959
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Larry Dake

Observers:        

Weather:
NW/S/SW

Raptor Observations:
Local BE

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Dake ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Snowy owl
From: "Dennis Anderson windows721 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:13:38 -0800




Subject: Cooper's hawks
From: "Faith Baker faith.baker56 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:12:08 +0000 (UTC)
First, I noticed the total lack of activity at the bird feeders. Then, not one, 
but two Cooper's hawks were flying overhead! It looked the one was chasing off 
the other. 

Faith Baker
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (07 Dec 2014) 25 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Dec 2014 16:12:19 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   5              8            174
Northern Harrier             1              1             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1            413
Cooper's Hawk                1              2             51
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk             15             32           1511
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 2             22            139
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      25             67           4959
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Andy Cooper

Visitors:
Monica Cej pronounced say,plus 5 others,3 from NJ.


Weather:
Mostly sunny,Nwind2-5 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Local BE`s.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 20:01:53 +0000 (UTC)
My wife and I saw the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at 12:30 today on Irish Hill Road 
south of Cazenovia. We got a good look up close in flight as we walked the 
road. It flew and disappeared into a wooded area on the low side of the road. 
We also saw 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS at Linda Salter's house on Carpenter Road. It 
was my third trip there. 

Joseph BrinBaldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Re: Greater White-fronted Geese - Van Buren Park
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:06:36 -0500
And Bernie Carr just a bit ago texted Cackling Goose there now.

For Bernie
Judy Thurber 

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 7, 2014, at 8:11 AM, "Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> Right now there are six Greater White-fronted Geese on the pond at Van Buren 
Park, Baldwinsville. 

> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Jim Tarolli
> 
> Baldwinsville, NY
> 
> 
Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese - Van Buren Park
From: "Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:11:08 -0500
Right now there are six Greater White-fronted Geese on the pond at Van
Buren Park, Baldwinsville.



-- 
Jim Tarolli
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Re: 6 Greater White-fronted Geese
From: "phil bonn philbonn55 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 18:17:52 -0500
Hi

I might have talked to you on east sorrel road...after viewing there I
moved down to Conners rd and the geese had moved that way as well. managed
to get several photos showing all 6 geese

couldn't tell if any were juvenials

Phil


On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org
[oneidabirds]  wrote:

>
>
> Rose and I were there around noonish quickly finding 4 birds - 3
> adult + 1 juvenile. We only had bins with us, and I tried
> unsuccessfully to promote the juvenile to P-F Goose. A few minutes
> later I lost track of the young bird and thought I was seeing 4
> adults, but not sure. Adding totals of young + older may get the
> count up past 6, perhaps.
>
> good birding,
>
> Ken & Rose Burdick
> Skaneateles, NY
>
>  
>
Subject: Re: 6 Greater White-fronted Geese
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 17:44:25 -0500
Rose and I were there around noonish quickly finding 4 birds - 3 
adult + 1 juvenile.  We only had bins with us, and I tried 
unsuccessfully to promote the juvenile to P-F Goose.  A few minutes 
later I lost track of the young bird and thought I was seeing 4 
adults, but not sure.  Adding totals of young + older may get the 
count up past 6, perhaps.

good birding,

Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY 



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Subject: 6 Greater White-fronted Geese
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:50:39 -0500
Amazingly there are 6 Greater White-fronted Geese now. Seen in a close
group from Conners road.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2014 10:22:46 -0500
Four on East Sorrell Hill Road just north of Conners Rd. On west side.

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Subject: Great Blue Heron
From: "awood_2 AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Dec 2014 15:58:24 -0800
Greetings,
 While traveling South on Route 12, North of Utica, where Nine Mile Creek 
crosses under Route 12, a 

 Juvenile GBH flew up and over Route 12. Was light snow and about 30 degrees at 
the time. 

 

 AJ
 Oneida
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (05 Dec 2014) Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 05 Dec 2014 14:12:27 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              3            169
Northern Harrier             0              0             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0            412
Cooper's Hawk                0              1             50
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              0             17           1496
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0             20            137
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       0             42           4934
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        

Weather:
Cloudy,SE wind 5-10mph.

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: Syracuse Christmas Bird Count
From: "'Kevin MGann' kmcg13 AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:14:52 -0500
The Syracuse CBC will be held on Saturday December 20th, rain or shine, as 
always we are looking for more volunteers to help out for the day. 

Anyone willing to help, please contact me at the address below.

Kevin McGann
Baldwinsville, NY
kmcg13 AT verizon.net

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Subject: Knox-Marsellus Thursday - Owls, Cranes, odd goose
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 20:52:25 -0500
Staking out the roost flight found lots of waterfowl moving around but the big 
Snow Geese numbers may have reached Cayuga Lake. Two Short-eared Owls appeared 
at dusk and I counted 82 Sandhill Cranes. There's an odd Canada Goose that's 
not like any I've seen before. 



- noticeably paler body, back, and wings (golden rather than dark brown) but 
with normal Canada Goose patterning (direct comparison) 

- obvious, wide, complete white neck ring
- size like other Canada Geese, or at least not Cackling-sized
- very small bill given its size
- unusually wide white chin strap


The noticeably paler color is probably the best scan feature.


David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/

Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (04 Dec 2014) 13 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Dec 2014 19:12:37 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0              3            169
Northern Harrier             0              0             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0            412
Cooper's Hawk                0              1             50
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              8             17           1496
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 5             20            137
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      13             42           4934
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Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Andrew Mason

Observers:        Andy Cooper, Becky Gretton

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Mostly cloudy to overcast; moderate to light westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
1st--RT--10:21 EST; unid. GE--10:43; imm. GE--12:16; ad. GEs--1:16, 1:40,
1:43.  Local RTs

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Andrew Mason (AndyMason AT earthling.net)
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Grosbeaks, siskins continue...
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:42:42 -0500
We continue to host modest numbers of Evening Grosbeaks and Pine Siskins at
the feeders, each day this week.  They are not here constantly, but
generally make a stop about every hour, especially two apparently juvenile
Evening Grosbeaks.  There is a larger group, regularly numbering 8
individuals (3 male, 5 female or juvenile) which has visited each morning,
early, and sometimes later in the day. Siskin numbers vary from 3 to 10 or
more, usually with goldfinches.  We have not seen Grosbeaks  at feeders
after 3 pm this year.  There is still a good amount of food in the fields
and woods; our snow melted again, so the feeder pressure is lighter,
although still busy.  Some birders have had to wait an hour to see the
Grosbeaks, some less time, some have not seen them .  Today a guest birder
did see a Siskin on goldenrod seed heads right in front of the parking area.

To assist those who may be down this way to try for the Solitataire in
Erieville, our house is 1/2 mile south of Route 80 on Carpenter Road, a
large old brown farmhouse set up on a bank on the left heading south; there
are several very large old maples by the road, and feeders on both the
north and south sides of the house.  If you reach Three Springs State
Forest entrance, you've gone too far!

Many neighbors are feeding this year, so the birds likely visit several
feeders over the course of the day; great for the birds, but a little
harder to predict when they might be here.  That's the challenge of the
"hunt"!

Wishing good birding and safe travels to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Madison County
Subject: Correction to dec 3 highlights post
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 07:47:45 -0800




Subject: Saw-whet Owl
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:40:54 +0000 (UTC)
Back on Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville.
Joseph BrinBaldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Townsend's solitaire update
From: "Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:13:14 -0500
Hi everyone,

The solitaire was perched on the top of the dead white ash tree between the
driveway & the marsh at 0850 today (Thurs 4 Dec).
It was seen by several people yesterday, although it was rather elusive &
much patience was needed!
Good birding,
Brian
Subject: message sent out on Matt Young's behalf to correct CBC dates for Cortland and New Woodstock
From: "'Judy Read' jaread AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 23:12:19 -0500
Matt Young is not on Oneida Birds list. He requested I send out this message 
from him: 

Hello all,

I received a couple emails about incorrect CBC dates listed in the AOS 
newsletter that went out recently. I had incorrectly flipped the dates, but 
want to give here the correct dates (sorry Rose): 


Cortland CBC Saturday December 20th

New Woodstock-Southern Highlands CBC Tuesday Dec 30th.

Sorry for the confusion everyone,


Matt Young?
Subject: Re: Sign up for CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS now!
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 21:54:22 -0500
Before posting the CBC list to the listserve, I checked the date of the New
Woodstock and Cortland counts with Matt Young, who is their compiler, and
he confirmed the New Woodstock date as December 20.

Matt also confirmed the Cortland count date, which is December 30.

Rose

On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 8:48 PM, Thomas J McKay  wrote:

>  Hi
>
>  My understanding is that the New Woodstock count is Dec 30, not Dec 20.
>
>  Tom
>
>   From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <
> oneidabirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com>
> Reply-To: Rose DeNeve 
> Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 4:52 PM
> To: "oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com" 
> Subject: [OneidaBirds] Sign up for CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS now!
>
>
>
>  *Area Christmas Bird Counts*
>
>
>  With 10 Christmas Bird Counts in our region this year, birders have more
> opportunities than ever to participate in one or more of these holiday
> birding events. Data from nationwide Christmas Counts offer insight into
> the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America,
> thus helping researchers understand how bird populations have changed over
> the past hundred years.
>
> We hope you will contact one of the Christmas Count compilers, listed in
> chronological order by city below, and help us count winter birds!
>
>
>
> *Oswego*
>
> Sunday, December 14
>
> Contact: Bill Purcell 315-382-2871
>
>
>
> *Rome*
>
> Sunday, December 14
>
> Contact: Bruce Carpenter 315-271-9073
>
>
>
> *Watertown*
>
> Sunday, December 14
>
> Contact: Gerry Smith 315-771-6902
>
>
>
> *Montezuma*
>
> Monday, December 15
>
> Contact: Chris Lajewski 315-365-3580, x200 <%28315-365-3580%20x200>
>
>
>
> *Clinton*
>
> Saturday, December 20
>
> Contact: Matt Perry 315-796-2233
>
>
>
> *New Woodstock*
>
> Saturday, December 20
>
> Contact: Matt Young may6 AT cornell.edu
>
>
>
> *Syracuse*
>
> Saturday, December 20
>
> Contact: Kevin McGann 315-635-7013
>
>
>
> *Compilation potluck for participants after this CBC, from sunset onward:*
>
> Bernie Carr
>
> 210 Parish Lane
>
> Syracuse, N.Y. 13205
>
>
>
> *Cortland*
>
> Tuesday, December 30
>
> Contact: Matt Young may6 AT cornell.edu
>
>
>
> *Oneida*
>
> Thursday, January 1
>
> Contact: Bill Purcell 315-382-287
>
>
>
> *Skaneateles*
>
> Sunday, January 4
>
> Contact: John Cashier 315-469-3314
>
>  
>
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire, etc.
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 20:11:17 -0500
Kevin McGann and I has a good day of birding in Madison County today. The first 
stop was at the feeders on Carpenter Road in Georgetown where we had 2 Evening 
Grosbeaks after a 30 minute wait (good practice for what was to come). On our 
way to Brian Whites we had a dark Rough-legged Hawk just west of Sheds. We 
waited about 2.5 hours on Irish Hill Road before the Townsends Solitaire 
finally showed itself just south of Brians house in an old orchard. Not the 
best looks in the gray overcast but the eyering and wing pattern were visible. 
From there we traveled to the Fenner wind farm to look for Snowy Owls but the 
only one we found was near the four corners at Fenner, southwest of the wind 
farm. The owl was seen flying, perched on a fence post and on a utility pole 
right over the road. Our last stop was the Madison County Landfill on Buyea 
Road where the highlights were an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and a 
first-winter Glaucous Gull. 


Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: Sign up for CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS now!
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:52:48 -0500
*Area Christmas Bird Counts*


With 10 Christmas Bird Counts in our region this year, birders have more
opportunities than ever to participate in one or more of these holiday
birding events. Data from nationwide Christmas Counts offer insight into
the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America,
thus helping researchers understand how bird populations have changed over
the past hundred years.

We hope you will contact one of the Christmas Count compilers, listed in
chronological order by city below, and help us count winter birds!



*Oswego*

Sunday, December 14

Contact: Bill Purcell 315-382-2871



*Rome*

Sunday, December 14

Contact: Bruce Carpenter 315-271-9073



*Watertown*

Sunday, December 14

Contact: Gerry Smith 315-771-6902



*Montezuma*

Monday, December 15

Contact: Chris Lajewski 315-365-3580, x200 <%28315-365-3580%20x200>



*Clinton*

Saturday, December 20

Contact: Matt Perry 315-796-2233



*New Woodstock*

Saturday, December 20

Contact: Matt Young may6 AT cornell.edu



*Syracuse*

Saturday, December 20

Contact: Kevin McGann 315-635-7013



*Compilation potluck for participants after this CBC, from sunset onward:*

Bernie Carr

210 Parish Lane

Syracuse, N.Y. 13205



*Cortland*

Tuesday, December 30

Contact: Matt Young may6 AT cornell.edu



*Oneida*

Thursday, January 1

Contact: Bill Purcell 315-382-287



*Skaneateles*

Sunday, January 4

Contact: John Cashier 315-469-3314
Subject: Oswego harbor today
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:35:10 -0800




Subject: Todays highlights
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:32:39 -0800




Subject: Snowy Owl
From: "William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:53:32 -0500
In the fields south of the Fenner Community Church, Madison County. 

Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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Subject: Erieville Townsend's solitaire continues - Madison Co.
From: Drew Weber <drewweber AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:18:19 -0500
The Townsend's Solitaire was present and well viewed this morning. 

Drew Weber
Syracuse, NY
drewweber AT gmail.com
484.269.6009

> On Nov 30, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds] 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Saturday 29 Nov at around 1520 I had brief & distant view of bird I am 95% 
sure was the solitaire, but it flew before I got to 100%. 

> This morning around 1030 I saw the bird again for a positive ID. I tried to 
get photos - without much luck. 

> 
> If anyone wants to search for it, I suggest the following:
> 
> The bird seems to favour the trees scattered around our small marsh
> The marsh area is best viewed from the Marshview Tr at 42.87870; -75.80421
> I suggest that one park in the road near mailbox # 3375 on Irish Hill Road in 
Erieville. Then walk up the driveway opposite the mailbox & you will find the 
marsh area on the left about 50 metres up the driveway. Marshview Tr sign on a 
nestbox post. 

> There is a dead white ash tree at the north side of the marsh & adjacent to 
the driveway that the bird appears to like to perch on. 

> I'm sorry to say that there is no way to guarantee seeing the bird, as it 
comes & goes. 

> It is now 8 days since our original sighting so it does seem to like the 
area. 

> I have no idea what it is finding to eat. There are extensive forests of 
mixed deciduous & coniferous trees in the area as well as more open meadows. I 
know of no juniper trees, however. 

> This is a private sanctuary, so please respect the area's habitats, people & 
wildlife. 

> Please stay on the marked trails. Thanks.
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Brian 
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Subject: Erieville Townsend's solitaire continues - Madison Co.
From: "Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:18:19 -0500
The Townsend's Solitaire was present and well viewed this morning. 

Drew Weber
Syracuse, NY
drewweber AT gmail.com
484.269.6009

> On Nov 30, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds] 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Saturday 29 Nov at around 1520 I had brief & distant view of bird I am 95% 
sure was the solitaire, but it flew before I got to 100%. 

> This morning around 1030 I saw the bird again for a positive ID. I tried to 
get photos - without much luck. 

> 
> If anyone wants to search for it, I suggest the following:
> 
> The bird seems to favour the trees scattered around our small marsh
> The marsh area is best viewed from the Marshview Tr at 42.87870; -75.80421
> I suggest that one park in the road near mailbox # 3375 on Irish Hill Road in 
Erieville. Then walk up the driveway opposite the mailbox & you will find the 
marsh area on the left about 50 metres up the driveway. Marshview Tr sign on a 
nestbox post. 

> There is a dead white ash tree at the north side of the marsh & adjacent to 
the driveway that the bird appears to like to perch on. 

> I'm sorry to say that there is no way to guarantee seeing the bird, as it 
comes & goes. 

> It is now 8 days since our original sighting so it does seem to like the 
area. 

> I have no idea what it is finding to eat. There are extensive forests of 
mixed deciduous & coniferous trees in the area as well as more open meadows. I 
know of no juniper trees, however. 

> This is a private sanctuary, so please respect the area's habitats, people & 
wildlife. 

> Please stay on the marked trails. Thanks.
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Brian 
> 
Subject: East Dead Creek Road
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 21:35:00 +0000 (UTC)
My road was good to me today. Coming home this morning I spied a MERLIN on a 
power pole about half a mile down from my home. This afternoon was we got out 
of the car I heard the unmistakable cried of TUNDRA SWANS, 12 of them. Yard 
bird! A photo of the Merlin is at Flickr at  Merlin 

Joseph BrinBaldwinsville, N.Y.
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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (02 Dec 2014) 13 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Dec 2014 16:12:33 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 02, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   2              3            169
Northern Harrier             0              0             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0            412
Cooper's Hawk                1              1             50
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              8              9           1490
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 1             15            131
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      13             29           4922
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton

Observers:        Leslie Preston

Visitors:
Monica


Weather:
Cold morning, sunny with little wind becoming cloudy and breezier in the
afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
1st bird 9:20 (RT); imm. BEs at 10:50, 10:55; Ad GE at 12:55

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings, Loon, 150 Snow Geese
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Re: Townsend' solitaire update
From: "Tony Shrimpton fiveshrimps AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:51:20 +0000 (UTC)
Present at previously reported marsh location10:00 AM this morning (after 
waiting an hour).  Tony Shrimpton 

Fayetteville NY 13066
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 22:56:36 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* December 01, 2014*  NYSY  12. 01. 14 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):November 24, 2014 - December 01, 2014to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: December 01 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #419 Monday December 
01, 2014 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of November 24, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-THROATED LOONTUNDRA SWANROSS’S GOOSECACKLING GOOSEMERLINSANDHILL 
CRANEICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLNORTHERN SHRIKETOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRERUBY-CROWNED 
KINGLETEVENING GROSBEAKCOMMON REDPOLL 


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

     Although Shorebirds are gone Waterfowl still abound at the complex. 19 
species were recorded this week.     11/24: 75 SANDHILL CRANES were seen 
from East Road. A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen also.     11.25: The SANDHILL 
CRANE count at East Road hit 81 this day!     11/26: A MERLIN was seen along 
Rt.31 in the mucklands. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen from East Road.     
11/27: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen in Knox-Marsellus Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     11/24: A BRANT was seen along Onondaga Parkway on Onondaga Lake. 2 
TUNDRA SWANS were seen in Beaver Lake. The next day 16 were seen in flight over 
the lake but did not land.     11/26: A COMMON LOON was seen at Beaver 
Lake.A TUNDRA SWAN was seen on Skaneateles Lake from the village.     11/28: 
A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery.     
11/29: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center.     11/30: A 
RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Onondaga lake from the Marina. A NORTHERN SHRIKE 
was seen on Dunham Road near Beaver Lake. 


Oswego County------------
     11/28: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Derby Hill.

Madison County------------
     11/25: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder on Carpenter Road near 
Sheds. More were seen at the same location on 11/28.     11/29: A 
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, found last week was relocated. The location is at a 
nature sanctuary on Irish Hill Road near mailbox #3375 southeast of Cazenovia. 
Look for Marshview Trail. The bird was seen and photographed today. 


Cayuga County------------
     11/25: 22 TUNDRA SWANS were seen on Tindall Road in the town of Ira. A 
probable but unconfirmed BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen in flight at Fair Have 
State Park. 


Oneida County------------
     11/29: An ICELAND GULL was seen on Oneida Lake near Sylvan Beach.
                            

--  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (01 Dec 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Dec 2014 17:12:52 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 01, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   1              1            167
Northern Harrier             0              0             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0            412
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             49
Northern Goshawk             0              0              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0             28
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1           1482
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                14             14            130
American Kestrel             0              0             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      16             16           4909
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Larry Dake

Observers:        

Weather:
W/NW, 3 km/h. Cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
Ad.BE 11.14.
Ad GEs: (2) AT 12:28.  12:30, 12:33, 12:48, 12:58.
        (2) AT 1:05. (2) AT 1:35. (2) AT 1:37. 1:38, 1:48.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Dake ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Townsend' solitaire update
From: "Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 16:19:41 -0500
Hi everyone,

The Townsend's solitaire was very active today in various parts of the
eastern end of the sanctuary.
It was seen & photographed by several visiting birders.

If you do see it, I would appreciate hearing about it so I can keep
accurate records.

Good birding,
Brian
Subject: Solitaire update
From: "Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:46:50 -0500
Hi everyone,

Two visitors & I spent about two hours searching for the solitaire Sunday
afternoon without success.

This morning by 0730 a Cooper's hawk was hunting around the feeders & most
of the birds have disappeared. Haven't seen the solitaire, although I
haven't been outdoors yet.

Good birding,
Brian
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (30 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 30 Nov 2014 17:11:27 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             13            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0             47            166
Northern Harrier             0              5             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             10            412
Cooper's Hawk                0              6             49
Northern Goshawk             0              2              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3             28
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              0            344           1481
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0             72            116
American Kestrel             0              2             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       0            507           4893
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Andrew Mason

Observers:        

Weather:
Overcast, hazy, moderate SW winds with stronger gusts.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Andrew Mason (AndyMason AT earthling.net)
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Harrier
From: "Thomas J McKay tjmckay AT syr.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:50:08 +0000
Spotted a Northern Harrier flying about the small grassy-weedy areas around the 
intersection of Rts 81 and 481 on the south side of Syracuse, as I was driving 
from 81 to 481. Characteristic shape and flight stye and then hovering low over 
the field. 


Tom
Subject: Northern Shrike
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:33:51 -0500
At the north end of Dunham Rd near Beaver Lake NC. My first for the season.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Erieville Townsend's solitaire re-found
From: "Brian White bwhite AT smith.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:49:19 -0500
Hi everyone,

Saturday 29 Nov at around 1520 I had brief & distant view of bird I am 95%
sure was the solitaire, but it flew before I got to 100%.
This morning around 1030 I saw the bird again for a positive ID. I tried to
get photos - without much luck.

If anyone wants to search for it, I suggest the following:

The bird seems to favour the trees scattered around our small marsh
The marsh area is best viewed from the Marshview Tr at 42.87870; -75.80421
I suggest that one park in the road near mailbox # 3375 on Irish Hill Road
in Erieville. Then walk up the driveway opposite the mailbox & you will
find the marsh area on the left about 50 metres up the driveway. Marshview
Tr sign on a nestbox post.
There is a dead white ash tree at the north side of the marsh & adjacent to
the driveway that the bird appears to like to perch on.
I'm sorry to say that there is no way to guarantee seeing the bird, as it
comes & goes.
It is now 8 days since our original sighting so it does seem to like the
area.
I have no idea what it is finding to eat. There are extensive forests of
mixed deciduous & coniferous trees in the area as well as more open
meadows. I know of no juniper trees, however.
This is a private sanctuary, so please respect the area's habitats, people
& wildlife.
Please stay on the marked trails. Thanks.

Good birding,

Brian
Subject: Re: Oneonta CBC 12/14 Help needed
From: "Jeffrey Murray jrmurray AT mac.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:40:00 -0500
Hi Tom,
I am not on call for a change and I’d like to help.

Jeff Murray, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
607-434-0488 iPhone
1682 MIBH Pager
jrmurray58 AT gmail.com
jeffrey.murray AT bassett.org
jrmurray AT me.com


328 Stone House Rd
Fly Creek, NY  13337
607-547-8089 Residence


> On Nov 29, 2014, at 18:34, Thomas Salo salothomas AT gmail.com [oneidabirds] 
 wrote: 

> 
> I'm looking for experienced birders who might be willing and able to fill in 
for some territories in the Oneonta Christmas Bird Count that won't be covered 
by their regular teams this year. The count will take place on Sunday, December 
14th. The areas that need coverage are between Portlandville and Cooperstown 
west, including the Milford State Forest and Arnold’s Lake, and from Mount 
Vision north. If you are interested, please contact me at brights AT hartwick.edu 
. 

> 
> 
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Subject: Tully, N.Y. Northern Harrier & American Coot
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Nov 2014 16:40:18 -0800
A female Northern Harrier came in low over the north end of Tully Lake early 
this afternoon. Below were twenty-two American Coots feeding in the shallows. 
The Harrier kept on going toward a large group of waterfowl further to the 
south on Tully Lake in Cortland County. This Harrier was the latest fall record 
for the Tully area out-doing a male seen on November 27, 2012. Good birding. 
Gene Huggins. 
Subject: Oneonta CBC 12/14 Help needed
From: "Thomas Salo salothomas AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:34:46 -0500
I'm looking for experienced birders who might be willing and able to 
fill in for some territories in the Oneonta Christmas Bird Count that 
won't be covered by their regular teams this year. The count will take 
place on Sunday, December 14^th . The areas that need coverage are 
between Portlandville and Cooperstown west, including the Milford State 
Forest and Arnold’s Lake, and from Mount Vision north. If you are 
interested, please contact me at brights AT hartwick.edu 
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Subject: Oneonta CBC 12/14 Help needed
From: "Thomas Salo salothomas AT gmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:34:46 -0500
I'm looking for experienced birders who might be willing and able to 
fill in for some territories in the Oneonta Christmas Bird Count that 
won't be covered by their regular teams this year. The count will take 
place on Sunday, December 14^th . The areas that need coverage are 
between Portlandville and Cooperstown west, including the Milford State 
Forest and Arnold’s Lake, and from Mount Vision north. If you are 
interested, please contact me at brights AT hartwick.edu 
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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (29 Nov 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Nov 2014 16:11:59 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             13            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   0             47            166
Northern Harrier             0              5             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             10            412
Cooper's Hawk                0              6             49
Northern Goshawk             0              2              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3             28
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk              0            344           1481
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 4             72            116
American Kestrel             0              2             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                       4            507           4893
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Andy Cooper

Visitors:
Andy Cooper and mother.


Weather:
Cloudy,SW wind 2-5 mph.

Raptor Observations:
3 GE`s at 11:54,

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Owl (the sequel)
From: "ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Nov 2014 08:24:19 -0800
Seems to be my week for spotting owls from the car. Last night at around 6:30 
p.m. I was driving on Reservoir Road (just over the line into Madison County) 
and had a large owl fly overhead. Based on the size and the time of day I'm 
pretty sure it was a great horned owl. 


Good birding.

Chris Spagnoli
Town of Pompey
 

Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (28 Nov 2014) 22 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Nov 2014 10:11:10 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             13            600
Osprey                       0              0             53
Bald Eagle                   1             47            166
Northern Harrier             1              5             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             10            412
Cooper's Hawk                0              6             49
Northern Goshawk             0              2              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3             28
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           1842
Red-tailed Hawk             13            344           1481
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              1
Golden Eagle                 6             68            112
American Kestrel             0              2             61
Merlin                       0              0             22
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             11
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      22            503           4889
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter:        Andy Cooper

Observers:        

Visitors:
Monica From Oneonta


Weather:
Light winds varying from SW to NW. short snow storms all day, good
visibility between storms.


Raptor Observations:
First bird adult GE 9.20am.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many Snow Geese in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by  ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Fox sparrow on feeder
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:36:03 -0500
I just had a Fox Sparrow -- first of year yard bird -- at my feeder (sunflower 
- safflower mix). Oh, Joy! 


Also feeding this morning: Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Tree Sparrow, 
Mourning Doves, BC Chickadees, House Finches, Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied 
Woodpeckers, Cardinals. Had Red-winged Blackbirds a couple days ago. 


Also speaking of "foxes", two nights ago about midnight heard nearby Red Fox 
loudly howling/calling over quite a few minutes! 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool 

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Subject: Common Redpoll
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:47:28 -0500
One at Beaver Lake Feeders.

Sent from my iPhone


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Subject: Carpenters Brook RC Kinglet, mocker; blackbirds 11/28
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:11:21 -0500
Hi,
It has been a good day for half-hardies today down here in the tropics.

A late Ruby-crowned Kinglet is continuing to hang around at 
Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery.  It was seen a week ago, then I 
thought it was gone, but re-found it today.  It has consistently been 
near the brook just downstream from the concrete fish tanks, at the 
"Pool Diggers" when seen.  Quite the skulker.

A Northern Mockingbird has been guarding his grapes and rose hips 
nearby, and a couple of  Song Sparrows are in there as well.

At home today we had two Brown-headed Cowbirds at the feeders.  Near 
noon, 6 Common Grackles and a Red-winged blackbird showed up to feed as well.

Good birding,

Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY
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Subject: feeder birds this morning...
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:05:06 -0500
With 8" of fresh snow, larger numbers of Pine Siskins and Evening Grosbeaks
have been visiting this morning, along with 5 Red-Winged Blackbirds on the
ground and on suet.  Red and White-Breasted Nuthatches are more numerous
than in the past few days, as are Tree Sparrows, Juncoes, Chickadees,
Titmice, Mourning Doves, BlueJays,Purple Finches, Hairy, Downy and
Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Goldfinches, and one each so far of Fox
and White-Throated Sparrows.  Stepping outside, Ravens and Crows were
seen.  On Wednesday, we observed a very pale, almost cream colored,
Red-Tailed Hawk hunting on Ballina Road south of Cazenovia, just off Route
13 near a hiking trailhead.

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds