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Cactus Finch,©Barry Kent Mackay

28 Aug Wed. - Sodus Red Knot; MNWR ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Aug Nashville Warbler ["junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Aug Onondaga Audubon Field Trip September 6 ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Aug South Meadows Nature Area & Vicinity ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Aug Re: Nature program on now ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Aug Nature program on now ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Aug HSR: Franklin Mt. (27 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Aug Three Rivers WMA ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Aug Eagles at the lakefront ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Aug Derby Hill Aug 26 ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Aug HSR: Franklin Mt. (26 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Aug Recent sightings - Ontario Lakeshore ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
25 Aug Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Aug Three Rivers WMA ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Aug Kestrel in Tully ["Natalia Garcia garcianet AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Aug 3 rivers wma ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
24 Aug Five species of warblers in Tully ["Natalia Garcia garcianet AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug 119 Common Nighthawks ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug 119 Common Nighthawks ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug HSR: Franklin Mt. (23 Aug 2014) 6 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug Am Golden Plover & Buff-breasted Spr. ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug Re: OPPS! Great (White Heron) Egret B'ville ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug OPPS! Great (White Heron) Egret B'ville ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug Tully, N.Y. Cedar Waxwings & Black-and-White Warbler ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug Great White Heron B'ville ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Aug Yellow-breasted chat ["Dennis Anderson windows721 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Aug 61 Common Nighthawks ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Aug Semipalmated Sandpipers near Destiny USA ["Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Aug HSR: Franklin Mt. (19 Aug 2014) 14 Raptors ["reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Aug Common Nighthawks at Green Lakes State Park Tuesday! ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Aug Common Nighthawks ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Aug Re: Route 6 marsh ["'Gerry Smith' goshawk AT gisco.net [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Aug Re: Route 6 marsh ["'Gerry Smith' goshawk AT gisco.net [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Aug Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Aug Re: Route 6 marsh ["Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Aug Route 6 marsh ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Aug (unknown) ["junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Aug Common Nighthawk ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Aug Tully, N.Y. Canada Warbler ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Aug Derby Hill Wednesday - Laughing Gull, Jaeger ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Aug Summer Snowy Owl ["sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Aug Re: Black-crowned Night-heron ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
12 Aug Black-crowned Night-heron ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug Snowy owl at Great Northern Mall ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug Derby Hill August 11 ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug Montezuma NWR area, Sunday, 8/10 ["William Gruenbaum bill_gruenbaum AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug Re: Re: recent feeder visitors and other sightings ["Meredith Leonard merry.st.louis AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug Re: recent feeder visitors and other sightings ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Aug recent feeder visitors and other sightings ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Aug Delta Lake ["Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Aug Hamlin Marsh Duck Blind ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
09 Aug Twn. of Fabius, American Kestrel ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Aug Snow Goose at Montezuma NWR ["Carla Bregman carla.bregman AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Aug Great Egret ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
8 Aug Birding advice for an out-of-towner ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
07 Aug Indigo Bunting ["junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Aug Eagles, Osprey and TV's ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
6 Aug Whimbrel - Oswego Harbor ["Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
5 Aug Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
5 Aug Re: Tully, N.Y. Carolina Wren ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
04 Aug Tully, N.Y. Carolina Wren ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
03 Aug Kestrels ["Natalia Garcia garcianet AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Aug My Mini Excursion to Phoenix / Volney ["'gull.girl AT yahoo.com' gull.girl@yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Aug Black Skimmer Friday - No ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Aug Black Skimmer at Lake Neatahwanta ["Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Jul Snowy owl in July ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Jul Re: Congratulations ["Faith Baker faith.baker56 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Jul Young Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Jul Snow Goose Onondaga Lake Park by Wegman's playground ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Jul Re: Congratulations ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Jul Congratulations ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Jul Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Jul Barb sighting ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Jul New Onondaga Lake trail ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Jul Snowy Owl ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]

Subject: Wed. - Sodus Red Knot; MNWR
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:36:25 -0400 (EDT)
Sodus Point had a juv. Red Knot, first on the pier then on the beach. 30 
Sanderlings and 8 SESA joined a single Lesser Yellowlegs. Good stuff. Photo 
here of the gorgeous Red Knot: 



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



On trip to MNWR I did not check the MAC ponds. I did stop at K-M and found 
shorebird madness. At least a 1000 peeps are there plus many others. I looked 
only for conspicuous or exciting species, so a proper check is needed. 



Finally, I counted 126 Great Egrets flying to roost. Dramatic sky led to 
awesome backdrop for many Egret photos. 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY

Subject: Nashville Warbler
From: "junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:51 -0400
Just caught a quick glimpse of what I believe to be a Nashville Warbler. It had 
a dull yellow throat and breast. Gray head and back. 


June Cowles
Augusta Center


Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Onondaga Audubon Field Trip September 6
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:38:29 -0400
ONONDAGA AUDUBON FIELD TRIPS
Green Lakes State Park
Saturdays, September 6 and 27
Paul Richardson 315-488-5022

In September, OAS president Paul Richardson will lead two field trips to
Green Lakes State Park. Each hike will take from 3 to 5 hours (or more),
depending on trail length and weather conditions. It is highly recommended
that participants bring their own water and insect repellent. Please
contact Paul for details on specific times and meeting place.
Subject: South Meadows Nature Area & Vicinity
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 28 Aug 2014 08:54:14 -0700
An American Kestrel was seen perched on a dead willow in back of the Twn. of 
Tully Salt Shed. Four species of warblers were located. Common Yellowthroat, 
Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Canada Warbler. 

 A nice display of Cardinal Flowers is located along the brook between the 
picnic pavilion at Cummings Field and the Nature Area. Good birding. Gene 
Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
Subject: Re: Nature program on now
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:36:39 -0400
It is: 
 24.1
WCNY PBS
Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation
A bird's-eye view of six continents begins in North America.
[HD] [cc] [stereo]


Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 27, 2014, at 8:40 PM, catherine landis  
wrote: 

> 
> What's the name of it?
> 
> To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com
> From: oneidabirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:24:58 -0400
> Subject: [OneidaBirds] Nature program on now
> 
> Really bird-y...great show.. WCNY
> Judy Thurber
> Liverpool
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> 
Subject: Nature program on now
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:24:58 -0400
Really bird-y...great show..  WCNY
Judy Thurber
Liverpool

Sent from my iPad


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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (27 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 27 Aug 2014 16:08:26 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            2             12             12
Red-tailed Hawk              0              3              3
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              1              1
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       2             24             24
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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:
Cloudy,hazy,light W/SW wind

Raptor Observations:
1st bird 2 BWs 9:47.Local TVs, no local raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Olive-Sided Flycatcher,Ravens.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Three Rivers WMA
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:09:32 -0400
Still seeing Common Nighthawks from Kellogg Rd. Five yesterday from 6:10-7:30 
PM. First birds seen at 6:46. One was low overhead and you could see it's 
underwing marking w/o bins. Also seeing a lot of local "non-nighthawks". :) 
Gregg D. also saw 14 Common Nighthawks over the marsh yesterday too. 


 Some time on Monday the DEC completed the small parking area added gravel and 
removed the gate, at the recently logged location on Kellogg, in between the 
Sixty Rd and Smokey Hollow Rd. It's nice to be able to pull off the rd and view 
without worrying (too much) about ticks. 


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








Subject: Eagles at the lakefront
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:34:09 -0700
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14861996530/ Two adult balds 
perched in view Tuesday evening at the creek walk end. Also 2 shorebirds were 
seen at dusk, at Solar Street Hiawatha to Bear. I saw a Killdeer and a Least, 
as Yellow legs were seen on the latter bird. Good birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: Derby Hill Aug 26
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:22:13 -0400
There were prefrontal south winds at Derby Hill today and a modest hawk flight 
over 5 hours from 10 AM thru 3 PM. Highlights were a Northern Goshawk, my first 
August record, and a Red-shouldered Hawk, my second August record. The Goshawk 
was moving west and we noticed it too late for photos but I did post a pic of 
the Red-shouldered at https://www.flickr.com/photos/14186021 AT N04/15046935382/ 


Several Osprey were seen, all intent on food rather than moving somewhere, and 
for every Turkey Vulture moving east at least as many moved west. Raptors 
moving today: 


Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper's Hawk  3
Northern Goshawk  1 
Bald Eagle  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1   
Broad-winged Hawk  71
Red-tailed Hawk  93
American Kestrel 1

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (26 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 26 Aug 2014 19:08:52 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1              1
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             10             10
Red-tailed Hawk              0              3              3
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              1              1
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       2             22             22
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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:
Leslie Preston and her niece, Megan


Weather:
Valley fog and haze in the morning, SW light wind all day, mostly clear
skies and warm temps.

Raptor Observations:
Local RS, SS and TVs, imm. BE

Non-raptor Observations:
Baltimore Oriole, f. Scarlet Tanager, f. Indigo Bunting, Olive-sided
Flycatcher and Barred Owl
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Recent sightings - Ontario Lakeshore
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:44:11 -0400 (EDT)
Monday 8/25 on the Ontario Lakeshore between Oswego and Sodus Pt, with Jim 
Tarolli: 



Oswego Harbor: (presumed) Short-billed Dowitcher on the outer breakwall - very 
distant but we thought dowitcher 

Fair Haven: 1 Ruddy Turnstone (juv)
Sodus Pt: 2 Ruddy Turnstone (ad and juv), 1 AG Plover, 2 BB Plover, 2 SP 
Plover, many peeps. Missed the Lesser BB Gulls. 



Last visit to Montezuma had high water at Knox-Marsellus but it has now been a 
few days. 




Photos of the recent Willet at Myers Pt (Tompkins County) are below. Also, 
closeups of many shorebirds including Spotted, Sanderling, SP Sand, SP Plover, 
Least Sand. Some shots of semi-palmated ('piper and plover) feet. I also have 
Caspian Terns diving, Bald Eagle with muskrat, Turkey Vulture sunning, 
Ring-billed Gull close-up calling, Osprey with a big shad, American Bittern, 
Great Egret flock, a very worn and wet Herring Gull, tucked-wing flight shot of 
RH Woodpecker, etc. They should all be on the first page of the photostream. 





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


David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:59:06 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 25, 2014
*  NYSY  08. 25. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


August 18, 2013 - August 25, 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: August 25 AT 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#407 Monday August 25, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 28, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
FORSTER’S TERN
SNOWY OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT


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

     8/20: An astounding 390 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were counted at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

     8/23: 2 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 
RUDDY TURNSTONE, 1 SANDERLING, 30 LESST SANDPIPERS, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, 
30 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS, 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 5 LONG-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS were seen at Knox-Marsellus marsh. 

     8/24: Somewhat fewer shorebirds this day but a rare FORSTER’S TERN 
was seen at Knox-Marsellus. 



Onondaga county
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     COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported from all parts of the county this week. 
The best day was 8/23 when 119 were counted at Three Rivers WMA in 
Baldwinsville. The SNOWY OWL at the Rt. 31 shopping area near Home Depot was 
reported on an almost daily basis. It seems to be eating well. 

     8/23: A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found by one lucky birder at the 
Eagle’s Nest Overlook at Three Rivers WMA but could not be relocated. 



Madison County
------------

     8/23: AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, BAIRDS SANDPIPER, 
SHORT-BILLE DOWITCHER and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were all seen at the Sky High 
Sod Farm north of Chittenango. On the 24th. 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS arrived but 
the Buff-breasted was not seen. 



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

     8/25: One adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at West Barrier Beach at 
Fair Haven. 2 SANDERLING and 1 SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPERS were also seen, 

     

     
               

 --  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Three Rivers WMA
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:08:14 -0400
43 Nighthawks were seen from the 100 Acre Marsh tonight. Judy Wright was
able to pick up more than half of these birds from the Kellogg rd location.

Groups of 12 and 29 plus ones and twos.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Kestrel in Tully
From: "Natalia Garcia garcianet AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:56:39 -0400
Hi :

There was a kestrel on the wire in an open area of Stevens Road. This  
bird has been seen on and off for about two weeks. There were days  
when there were three kestrels there.

In the evening on that same road heard calls of wood thrush and of  
veery.

Good Birding,

Natalia


Natalia Garcia
P.O. Box 63
Tully NY 13159
garcianet AT verizon.net





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Subject: 3 rivers wma
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:10:56 -0400
On a suggestion from Gregg Dashnaw I went to the recently logged area on 
Kellogg Rd, between Smokey Hollow and the Sixty Rd to try for Common Nighthawks 
this evening. I arrived at 6 PM and at 7:04 I saw 13 together, with another 10 
(in ones and twos) until 7:15. From then until 7:30 there were none and I had 
to leave at that time. 


Also seen were:
15+ E. Bluebirds
7  Am Goldfinches
1  Red-tailed Hawk
6  E. Kingbirds 4 appeared to be young
2  Bald Eagles
5  BC Chickadees
3  Cedar Waxwings
20+ Am. Crows
2  Pileated Woodpeckers
1  Downy       "
Several mixed flocks of Blackbirds and C. Grackles totaling about 500 in all

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








Subject: Five species of warblers in Tully
From: "Natalia Garcia garcianet AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:24:15 -0400
Hi All :

This morning I had the following species of warblers : magnolia,  
chestnut sided, black throated green, Am. redstart and common  
yellowthroat. With the group were also chickadees, red eyed vireos,  
white breasted nuthatch. Heard the downy woodpecker, N. wood pewee,  
blue jay, flicker, and possibly a broad winged hawk (unless it was an  
imitation by blue jay).

Also saw  and heard the raven on Stevens road ( a fairly common  
occurrence here).

Good Birding,

Natalia


Natalia Garcia
P.O. Box 63
Tully NY 13159
garcianet AT verizon.net





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Subject: 119 Common Nighthawks
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:31:42 -0400
Another good night for Common Nighthawks with 119 passing over the 100 Acre
Marsh in Three Rivers WMA on East winds. The show began at 6:00pm with
group after group moving through, most in the 8 to 16 range. Many were
missed, should have brought the scope.

Totals so far-- 188 for the Fall season and 285 for the year from this
location.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: 119 Common Nighthawks
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:31:43 -0400
Another good night for Common Nighthawks with 119 passing over the 100 Acre
Marsh in Three Rivers WMA on East winds. The show began at 6:00pm with
group after group moving through, most in the 8 to 16 range. Many were
missed, should have brought the scope.

Totals so far-- 188 for the Fall season and 285 for the year from this
location.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (23 Aug 2014) 6 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Aug 2014 17:08:21 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              5              5
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            2             10             10
Red-tailed Hawk              2              3              3
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       6             20             20
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Steve Hall

Observers:        Ralph Niederlander

Weather:
Cloudy,calm wind,drizzle and fog until 10:00

Raptor Observations:
Imm BE 10:58,local TV`S,RT, RS,BW`s, AK

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Hall ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Am Golden Plover & Buff-breasted Spr.
From: "William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:36:17 -0400
Am. Golden Plover, Stilt Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper and Short-billed 
Dowitcher at Sod Farm on Lakeport Road at 2:15. PLUS at 2:30 a Buff-breasted 
Sandpiper! 


Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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Subject: Re: OPPS! Great (White Heron) Egret B'ville
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:28:57 -0400
Obviously I can't spell "oops" either.

Judy

On Aug 23, 2014, at 2:13 PM, Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds] 
wrote: 


> What can I say? I kept telling myself "This name doesn't feel right." but 
rather than take a minute to double check I posted it. 

> 
>  
> Thanks Joe Brin for reminding me.
> 
> Judy Wright (Shaking her head at herself and wondering where her brain went.)
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
>> From: Judy Wright 
>> Date: August 23, 2014 10:53:10 AM EDT
>> To: OneidaBirds 
>> Subject: Great White Heron B'ville
>> 
>> 9:30 AM One, south side of W. Dead Creek Rd. where it crosses the Dead Creek 
outlet next to the Van Buren Town Highway Dept. 

>> Probably the same bird Joe Brin reported recently.
>> 
>> 
>> Judy Wright
>> wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com
>> Baldwinsville, NY
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Subject: OPPS! Great (White Heron) Egret B'ville
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:13:38 -0400
What can I say? I kept telling myself "This name doesn't feel right." but 
rather than take a minute to double check I posted it. 

 
Thanks Joe Brin for reminding me.

Judy Wright (Shaking her head at herself and wondering where her brain went.)

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Judy Wright 
> Date: August 23, 2014 10:53:10 AM EDT
> To: OneidaBirds 
> Subject: Great White Heron B'ville
> 
> 9:30 AM One, south side of W. Dead Creek Rd. where it crosses the Dead Creek 
outlet next to the Van Buren Town Highway Dept. 

> Probably the same bird Joe Brin reported recently.
> 
> 
> Judy Wright
> wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com
> Baldwinsville, NY
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Subject: Tully, N.Y. Cedar Waxwings & Black-and-White Warbler
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Aug 2014 08:36:14 -0700
A large flock of Cedar Waxwings numbering 100 were found perched among the dead 
branches of two elms this morning at the South Meadows Nature Area. A 
Black-and-White Warbler was also seen foraging among the branches of a Black 
Cherry tree. Good birding. Gene Huggins. 
Subject: Great White Heron B'ville
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:53:10 -0400
9:30 AM One, south side of W. Dead Creek Rd. where it crosses the Dead Creek 
outlet next to the Van Buren Town Highway Dept. 

Probably the same bird Joe Brin reported recently.


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








Subject: Yellow-breasted chat
From: "Dennis Anderson windows721 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:34:10 -0700
There is a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at three rivers at the eagle nest lookout 
platform. 
Subject: 61 Common Nighthawks
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:00:51 -0400
One large flock of 61 Common Nighthawks flew over the 100 Acre Marsh in
Three Rivers WMA at 6:30pm. They were keeping ahead of the rain and moving
south fast. None were seen after that.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Semipalmated Sandpipers near Destiny USA
From: "Drew Weber drewweber AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:26:05 -0400
This morning there were 2 Semipalmated Sandpipers in the puddle where there
is a huge mound of gravel between Destiny USA and the Inner Harbor.

I checked the south end of Onondaga Lake, but there was not much going on
there other than gulls and terns.

Drew Weber
drewweber AT gmail.com
484.269.6009
Subject: HSR: Franklin Mt. (19 Aug 2014) 14 Raptors
From: "reports AT hawkcount.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 20 Aug 2014 08:08:17 -0400
Franklin Mt.
Oneonta, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   4              4              4
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            8              8              8
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      14             14             14
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Becky Gretton

Observers:        

Weather:
Light, generally NW breezes with scattered clouds and warm temps.

Raptor Observations:
Local AK, RS, TV and RT.  
1st bird  AT  10:10 (BW).

Spotted a PF at a distance which flew directly toward the hawkwatch to
harass the owl, and disappeared behind the trees to the north.  

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings, Catbirds, Goldfinches, Flickers, C. Yellowthroats, Song Sp,
Baltimore Oriole, Veery, E. Phoebe, Junco, RB and WB Nuthatches, RE Vireo,
E. Towhee, Kingfisher, Raven, Chimney Swifts
========================================================================
Report submitted by Becky Gretton ()
Franklin Mt. information may be found at:
www.FranklinMt.org
Subject: Common Nighthawks at Green Lakes State Park Tuesday!
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:02:53 -0700
At 5:00PM at the park office while repairing a flat on the bike, on the North 
side there were a dozen or more Nighthawks wheeling about just to the East. I 
have never seen so many at 1 time! 
image)https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14971814531/ 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14971849381/in/photostream/ What a 
surprise! Good birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:44:11 -0700
Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flew over Dead Creek at the Town of Van Buren 
Transportation Dept. at 7:30 this evening. 


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Re: Route 6 marsh
From: "'Gerry Smith' goshawk AT gisco.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:10:46 -0400
OOPS I meant to say that is 25 ft plus from the center of the road sorry Gerry

From: mailto:oneidabirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:02 PM
To: Wayne Fidler ; oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: Re: [OneidaBirds] Route 6 marsh

  

Wayne it is likely Co RT 6 is a”three rod road” thus approximaterly 25 ft 6 
inches is the public right of way. Gerry 


From: mailto:oneidabirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 7:16 AM
To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [OneidaBirds] Route 6 marsh

  
 As I drove through the route 6 marsh yesterday I noticed that it's all posted 
now both sides of the road and the abandoned house where I usually park. There 
are posted signs close to the road on the other side of the guard rail. I like 
to walk behind the guard rail because traffic can be crazy, and do not know if 
I can legally do so. Just a heads up to anyone that wants to check it out. 

      Wayne Fidler
      Mexico NY

      Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone 

Subject: Re: Route 6 marsh
From: "'Gerry Smith' goshawk AT gisco.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:02:36 -0400
Wayne it is likely Co RT 6 is a”three rod road” thus approximaterly 25 ft 6 
inches is the public right of way. Gerry 


From: mailto:oneidabirds-noreply AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 7:16 AM
To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: [OneidaBirds] Route 6 marsh

  
 As I drove through the route 6 marsh yesterday I noticed that it's all posted 
now both sides of the road and the abandoned house where I usually park. There 
are posted signs close to the road on the other side of the guard rail. I like 
to walk behind the guard rail because traffic can be crazy, and do not know if 
I can legally do so. Just a heads up to anyone that wants to check it out. 

      Wayne Fidler
      Mexico NY

      Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone 

Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:41:49 -0700
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* August 18, 2014
* NYSY 08. 18. 14

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 28, 2013 - August 18, 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: August 11 AT 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#406 Monday August 18, 2014

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
July 28, 2014

Highlights:
-----------

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
LAUGHING GULL
BLACK TERN
SNOWY OWL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SEDGE WREN


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

  8/14: At Knox-Marsellus from East Road 8 BLACL-BELLIED PLOVERS, 12 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS, 24 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 30 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 58 STILT 
SANDPIPERS, 20 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and 10 SEMI-PALMATED 
SANDPIPERS were counted. Along the Wildlife Drive a SEDGE WREN was seen and 
heard. 

   8/17: At Knox-Marsellus AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and PECTORAL SANDPIPER 
were added to the shorebird list. The Sedge Wren was not relocated on the 
Wildlife Trail. 



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

  8/11: The SNOWY OWL is still being seen the Rt.31 shopping plaza near 
Rt.481. It was located again on 8/18. 

  8/12: an adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was located on Marble Island on 
the Seneca River in Baldwinsville. It was seen again on the 13th. and the 15th. 

  8/15: An adult and a juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen along 
the creekwalk just south of Spencer Street in Syracuse in Onondaga Creek. 

  8/17: The seasons first COMMON NIGHTHAWK was spotted near the Bald Eagle 
nest at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 



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

  8/13: A LAUGHING GULL was seen going past the overlook at Derby Hill.


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

  8/11: An adult and a juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at West 
Barrier Beach at Fair Haven. On the 15th. 2 adults and 2 juveniles were 
spotted. 



Madison County
------------

  8/14: A BLACK TERN was seen at Woodman Pond.

       

-- end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 U.S.A.
Subject: Re: Route 6 marsh
From: "Richard Guthrie richardpguthrie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:03:24 -0400
Hey, Wayne;
Assuming you can find a place to put your car, the guide rails are within
the road - public right-of-way. The shoulders are also within that zone.
So, yes you can legally stand on the shoulder and sit or stand without
trespassing on private property. There may be other restrictions such as in
Albany County where the road goes through the water supply reservoir
(Alcove Reservoir). There, you're not allowed to even walk on the road -
although it is strictly enforced, I don't know how legal that is. But its
been that way for years and,, although we lost an occasionally good birding
spot,  I don't know of anyone trying to test it.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County
New York


On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 7:16 AM, Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com
[oneidabirds]  wrote:

>
>
> As I drove through the route 6 marsh yesterday I noticed that it's all
> posted now both sides of the road and the abandoned house where I usually
> park. There are posted signs close to the road on the other side of the
> guard rail. I like to walk behind the guard rail because traffic can be
> crazy, and do not know if I can legally do so. Just a heads up to anyone
> that wants to check it out.
> Wayne Fidler
> Mexico NY
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone 
>
>  
>



-- 
Richard Guthrie
Subject: Route 6 marsh
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:16:23 -0700
As I drove through the route 6 marsh yesterday I noticed that it's all posted 
now both sides of the road and the abandoned house where I usually park. There 
are posted signs close to the road on the other side of the guard rail. I like 
to walk behind the guard rail because traffic can be crazy, and do not know if 
I can legally do so. Just a heads up to anyone that wants to check it 
out.
Wayne Fidler
Mexico NY

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
Subject: (unknown)
From: "junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:24:37 -0400
Had a yellow rump warbler pass through today in Augusta Center.  First time 
seeing one in the yard 


June Cowles



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Subject: Common Nighthawk
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:12:44 -0400
The first Common Nighthawk of the Fall season appeared over the 100 Acre
Marsh in Three Rivers WMA this evening at 8:25pm. It stayed for 10 minutes
before moving off to the south.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Tully, N.Y. Canada Warbler
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 16 Aug 2014 08:28:37 -0700
A Canada Warbler in association with a single Black-capped Chickadee was 
passing through the South Meadows Nature Area this morning. The Canada Warbler 
was not seen all summer in the Nature Area. The Nature Area is next to Grove 
Street on the southeastern outskirts of Tully. Good birding. Gene Huggins. 

 
Subject: Derby Hill Wednesday - Laughing Gull, Jaeger
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:27:21 -0400 (EDT)
On 25 kt West winds, the main highlight was a Laughing Gull (non-breeding 
adult), and a distant jaeger (probably Long-tailed). Many Black Terns, Commons, 
Caspians, Herring Gulls. 



Link to photos of Laughing Gull:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/


There is also a nice sequence of Osprey catching fish, Caspian Terns drinking, 
flock of Great Egrets, American Bittern series. 



Dave W.
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Summer Snowy Owl
From: "sean_ed_lanigan AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Aug 2014 13:41:40 -0700
Hello all,
 
 I added some photos I took last week of the Snowy Owl at the mall to an album 
on my Flickr page. 

 
 Summer Snowy Owl 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_lanigan/sets/72157645828199339/ 

 
 I did see it fly down from one of the light poles to a patch of grass under a 
willow tree near M & T bank. I could not see where it landed, but am pretty 
sure it was after some sort of rodent. After about 45 seconds it flew up from 
the ground, and back to the light pole. 

 
 Sean E. Lanigan
 Whitesboro
 
 
Subject: Re: Black-crowned Night-heron
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:29:17 -0700
The BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON is back at the same location in Baldwinsville 
today. 


Joseph Brin



On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:31 AM, "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com 
[oneidabirds]"  wrote: 

 


 



There is an adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON on the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville this morning. I observed it in a willow tree close to the water 
on Marble Island from the north side of the river in back of the area by the 
old drug store behind the B'ville Diner. A photo is at flickr at Black-crowned 
Night-heron 

  
             
Black-crowned Night-heron  
View on www.flickr.com Preview by Yahoo  
  
 
Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Subject: Black-crowned Night-heron
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:31:31 -0700
There is an adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON on the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville this morning. I observed it in a willow tree close to the water 
on Marble Island from the north side of the river in back of the area by the 
old drug store behind the B'ville Diner. A photo is at flickr atBlack-crowned 
Night-heron 

 
       
Black-crowned Night-heron  
View on www.flickr.com Preview by Yahoo  
 

Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Snowy owl at Great Northern Mall
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:40:21 -0400
Hi Hambirders, Oneidabirders

Here is a link to a Youtube vid I took today. The bird is on the Toys R Us
roof. Note the mouse at its feet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btn0koK5EHU

Thanks to Oneida Birds for the tip

Rich Cohen
Subject: Derby Hill August 11
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:05:14 -0400
On south winds in the middle of August there was a very nice dispersal flight 
of juvenile raptors at Derby Hill today. All of the Bald Eagles, Broad-wings 
and Red-tails, the bulk of the flight, were juveniles. Raptors from 10:45 AM 
through 2:00 PM: 


Turkey Vulture 14
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 46
Broad-winged Hawk 589
Red-tailed Hawk 90
American Kestrel 3

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:35:32 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* August 11, 2014
*  NYSY  08. 11. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 28, 2013 - August 11, 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: August 11 AT 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#405 Monday August 11, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 28, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

GREAT EGRET
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
WHIMBREL
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ORCHARD ORIOLE

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

     Shorebirds reported this week were WILSON’S SNIPE, BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, STILT SANDPIPER, SPOTTED 
SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, BOTH YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, KILLDEER and 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER. All species were seen along the Wildlife Trail or at 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh. Some, but nothing different, were seen at the northern 
complex areas. There was no report of the AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN this week 

     8/7: Only one adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on Mays Point Road. 
Again only one was seen today also. 

     8/8: A LEAST BITTERN was heard only along the Wildlife Trail.
     8/9: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Tschache Pool.


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

     8/6: A RUDDY TURNSTONE and a WHIMBRELL were seen at Oswego Harbor on 
the breakwalls. 



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

     8/9: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at Green Lakes State Park. A GREAT 
EGRET was seen in Dead Creek at the Town of Van Buren  Transportation 
Department. 

     8/11: A juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the Onondaga 
Creek Creekwalk from Spencer Street. 



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

     8/6: A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was spotted at the West Barrier Beach area 
at Fairhaven. 



Oneida County
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     8/7: A GREAT EGRET was found at Utica Marsh.

          

     
   
  
--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Montezuma NWR area, Sunday, 8/10
From: "William Gruenbaum bill_gruenbaum AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:03:27 -0700
We observed one adult Red-headed Woodpecker on Mays Point Road yesterday 
morning, August 10. Half a dozen Black-bellied Plovers, at least three 
Semipalmated Plovers and a couple of dozen distant peeps were present on 
Knox-Marsellus Marsh, along with two Sandhill Cranes, but no American White 
Pelican. 


Sue Boettger & Bill Gruenbaum
Fayetteville, NY
Subject: Re: Re: recent feeder visitors and other sightings
From: "Meredith Leonard merry.st.louis AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:59:49 -0400
Poetry!


On Aug 11, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds] 
 wrote: 


> Correction: Yellow-Throated Vireo! Was remembering the yellow eye ring. 
Sorry, must not post before the second cup of coffee! Apologies , and may it be 
a fine day for birding and life for all. 

> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Linda Salter  wrote:
> The large numbers of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and Orioles moved away from the 
feeders about three weeks ago, but over the past few days a few have returned 
to take sunflower seed and/or suet. Before we brought in the jam and fruit 
feeders to clean, a number of House wrens and Common Yellowthroats were seen 
taking the insects that were on the remaining jam. A new group of juvenile 
woodpeckers, including Hairy and Red-Bellied, are eagerly attacking the blocks 
of suet. I did a "double take" yesterday when I saw what aappeared to be a very 
small juvenile Oriole eating sunflower seeds in a small open pan about 5 feet 
from the kitchen window, and got a very close look as it shared the spot with 
Purple Finches and Goldfinches: it was a yellow-Eyed Vireo! It left before I 
could grab the camera, but it may return. It didn't really seem thrilled with 
the seeds, though. With mixed emotions, I have been watching a pair of Towhees 
and three juveniles enjoying the blueberries above our driveway (the main crop, 
in back, is covered) and have really enjoyed the variety of their clear, sharp 
vocalizations. 

>  
> Quite a few Ravens over the valley every day, a pair of Goshawks nearly every 
day, and two Kestrel regulars on the wires just north of us where there is an 
fresh-cut open hayfield. Had a fine concert by a soaring Redtail yesterday, 
complemented by Indigo Buntings near the garden. Waxwings beginning to gather 
in groups on the apple trees. 

>  
> As the goldenrods and asters begin their appearance, we know that autumn will 
be along soon...always changing. 

>  
> Good birding to all,
>  
> Linda Salter
> Carpenter Road, near Sheds
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: recent feeder visitors and other sightings
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:50:02 -0400
Correction:  Yellow-Throated Vireo!  Was remembering the yellow eye ring.
Sorry, must not post before the second cup of coffee!   Apologies , and may
it be a fine day for birding and life for all.

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Linda Salter  wrote:

> The large numbers of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and Orioles moved away from
> the feeders about three weeks ago, but over the past few days a few have
> returned to take sunflower seed and/or suet.  Before we brought in the jam
> and fruit feeders to clean, a number of House wrens and Common
> Yellowthroats were seen taking the insects that were on the remaining jam.
> A new group of juvenile woodpeckers, including Hairy and Red-Bellied, are
> eagerly attacking the blocks of suet. I did a "double take" yesterday when
> I saw what aappeared to be a  very small juvenile Oriole eating sunflower
> seeds in a small open pan about 5 feet from the kitchen window, and got a
> very close look as it shared the spot with Purple Finches and Goldfinches:
> it was a yellow-Eyed Vireo! It left before I could grab the camera, but it
> may return.  It didn't really seem thrilled with the seeds, though.  With
> mixed emotions, I have been watching a pair of Towhees and three juveniles
> enjoying the blueberries above our driveway (the main crop, in back, is
> covered) and have really enjoyed the variety of their clear, sharp
> vocalizations.
>
> Quite a few Ravens over the valley every day, a pair of Goshawks nearly
> every day, and two Kestrel regulars on the wires just north of us where
> there is an fresh-cut open hayfield.  Had a fine concert by a soaring
> Redtail yesterday, complemented by Indigo Buntings near the garden.
> Waxwings beginning to gather in groups on the apple trees.
>
> As the goldenrods and asters begin their  appearance, we know that autumn
> will be along soon...always changing.
>
> Good birding to all,
>
> Linda Salter
> Carpenter Road, near Sheds
>
Subject: recent feeder visitors and other sightings
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0400
The large numbers of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and Orioles moved away from
the feeders about three weeks ago, but over the past few days a few have
returned to take sunflower seed and/or suet.  Before we brought in the jam
and fruit feeders to clean, a number of House wrens and Common
Yellowthroats were seen taking the insects that were on the remaining jam.
A new group of juvenile woodpeckers, including Hairy and Red-Bellied, are
eagerly attacking the blocks of suet. I did a "double take" yesterday when
I saw what aappeared to be a  very small juvenile Oriole eating sunflower
seeds in a small open pan about 5 feet from the kitchen window, and got a
very close look as it shared the spot with Purple Finches and Goldfinches:
it was a yellow-Eyed Vireo! It left before I could grab the camera, but it
may return.  It didn't really seem thrilled with the seeds, though.  With
mixed emotions, I have been watching a pair of Towhees and three juveniles
enjoying the blueberries above our driveway (the main crop, in back, is
covered) and have really enjoyed the variety of their clear, sharp
vocalizations.

Quite a few Ravens over the valley every day, a pair of Goshawks nearly
every day, and two Kestrel regulars on the wires just north of us where
there is an fresh-cut open hayfield.  Had a fine concert by a soaring
Redtail yesterday, complemented by Indigo Buntings near the garden.
Waxwings beginning to gather in groups on the apple trees.

As the goldenrods and asters begin their  appearance, we know that autumn
will be along soon...always changing.

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: Delta Lake
From: "Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:12:59 -0400
There is no shorebird habitat at Delta Lake. Water is right up to the bank at 
both access points. 


Brenda Best
Durhamville NY
bestbird AT me.com

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Subject: Hamlin Marsh Duck Blind
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:33:23 -0700
Today there were 2 drab Wood Ducks seen from the Wetzel Rd. 
blind.https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14871705105/ 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14685068489/in/photostream/There 
was also 1 Green Heron flying overhead, Many Gnatcatchers, 2 GC Flycatchers, 
Red-winged B-birds, and a Hairy Woodpecker. 1 Bullfrog heard at the blind. Good 
birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: Twn. of Fabius, American Kestrel
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 09 Aug 2014 16:34:55 -0700
An American Kestrel was observed at noon today near Vincent Corners Rd. The 
bird was on the left side of the road as you drive south toward Cortland Co., 
about half a mile south of its intersection with Route 80. Good birding. 

 Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
   
Subject: Snow Goose at Montezuma NWR
From: "Carla Bregman carla.bregman AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 16:33:29 -0400
A single snow goose was observed alongside the Wildlife Loop Drive near its
end, where the Thruway closely parallels the Wildlife Drive. It was eating
vegetation in some mucky terrain.

Here is a link to a Flickr image that I took today of the snow goose:
IMG_4882
Subject: Great Egret
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2014 08:41:32 -0400
Dead Creek at Van Buren Transportation Dept. In a tree at the south end. 
Presently hidden from view but they usually stay a few days. 


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Subject: Birding advice for an out-of-towner
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:44:08 -0400
Greetings Oneida Birds

I would appreciate some advice on where to bird for a short outing in or
near Syracuse the next two weeks.

A birder friend from Costa Rica is coming to town for some treatments.
These will be in the morning, so the birding would be in the afternoon. I
realize this time of year and that time of day will be challenging for
birding.

If you do respond, please be specific as you can. For example if you
suggest Green Lakes SP, please advise where within the park.

Thank you!!!

Rich Cohen

Hamilton
Subject: Indigo Bunting
From: "junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:57:17 -0400
We've had a couple of Indigo Buntings around for a few days in Augusta Center! 
Finally got a look at it tonight. Have only heard it till now. 


June Cowles
Augusta Center


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Subject: Eagles, Osprey and TV's
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 18:34:52 -0700
From the lower reaches of the 
lakehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14847848262/ 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14825206356/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14868060823/in/photostream/
Enjoy, Mitch Nusbaum
Subject: Whimbrel - Oswego Harbor
From: "Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:50:21 -0400
Right now there is a Whimbrel on the breakwall near Fort Ontario In Oswego.

-- 
Jim Tarolli
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:49:26 -0700
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* August 5, 2014
* NYSY 08. 05. 14

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 28, 2013 - August 05, 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: August 05 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#404 Monday August 05, 2014

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
July 28, 2014

Highlights:
-----------

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
GREAT EGRET
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
LEAST BITTERN
RUDDY TURNSTONE
STILT SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
BLACK SKIMMER
SNOWY OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER


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

  7/30: LEAST BITTERNS were still being seen at LaRues Lagoon along the 
Wildlife Drive along with 6 species of shorebird. The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 
remains in Knox-Marsellus Marsh along with 8 species of shorebirds. RUDDY 
TURNSTONE is a new entry in the shorebird category. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON 
was seen at the new Deep Muck area and Tshache Pool. 

  8/1: LEAST BITTERN still present along Wildlife Drive.
  13 species of Shorebirds were seen at the complex this week with RUDDY 
TURNSTONE being the only new species. 

  8/4: One of the juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS was seen at the nest area 
on Mays Point Pond Road. 



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

  8/4: 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were still singing in Whiskey Hollow in the 
Town of Van Buren. 

  8/5: A SNOWY OWL was again seen near the Rt.31 and 481 intersection, this 
time at the Toys are Us store. 



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

  7/30: A very rare for anywhere away from Long Island BLACK SKIMMER was 
seen and photographed by one individual at Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton. It was 
seen again on the 31st. but has not been relocated. 

  8/1: A GREAT EGRET was found at Lake Neatahwanta.
  8/3: A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at Oswego Harbor.


Madison County
------------

  8/2: A STILT SANDPIPER was found at the Sky High Sod Farm on Lakeport 
Road. 

  8/3: A GREAT EGRET was seen at Woodman Pond.


Jefferson county
-------------

  8/4: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along Rt.81 between exits 47 and 48.
  

  
 

-- end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 U.S.A.
Subject: Re: Tully, N.Y. Carolina Wren
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:17:07 -0400
And purring its little purr in Bayberry in my backyard early today, also. Very 
irrational little visitor, but my sense they are always in the vicinity. Also 
heard one at Onondaga Lake Park yesterday not far north of the Yacht Club and 
Marina. 


Judy Thurber 
Liverpool

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> On Aug 4, 2014, at 7:17 PM, "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> A Carolina Wren was calling from the back of a home at the intersection of 
Solvay Rd. and Rt. 11A in the Tully Valley late this afternoon. Good birding. 
Gene Huggins. 

> 
> 
Subject: Tully, N.Y. Carolina Wren
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Aug 2014 16:17:52 -0700
A Carolina Wren was calling from the back of a home at the intersection of 
Solvay Rd. and Rt. 11A in the Tully Valley late this afternoon. Good birding. 
Gene Huggins. 
Subject: Kestrels
From: "Natalia Garcia garcianet AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:50:05 -0400
Hi All :

Yesterday there were  three kestrels on Stevens Rd, Tully. They come  
here to the open fields to hunt  for grasshoppers.

Good Birding

Natalia


Natalia Garcia
P.O. Box 63
Tully NY 13159
garcianet AT verizon.net





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Subject: My Mini Excursion to Phoenix / Volney
From: "'gull.girl AT yahoo.com' gull.girl@yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 21:56:55 -0700
Hi All,

Two Kestrels were seen on Godfrey Road between Biddlecum Road and Palermo. 

A stop at the hydro dam in Phoenix (the side River Road side of the dam where 
Eagle Creek Hydro is): 


20 Cedar Waxwings
2 Caspian Terns
2 Chimney Swifts
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Common Mergansers
1 Yellow Warbler
4 Goldfinches
1 Song Sparrow
1 Ring Billed Gull
4 Rock Pigeons
4 House Sparrows

1 Rotweiler that people watched me the whole time I was there.

The mergs were definitely this year's brood. They looked like the adult males 
with the exception of their wings, which were short and had a lot of white in 
them. For the skeptics, no these were not the crazy white hybrid mallards that 
you see. I scoped them. It didn't look like the had enough wings to fly. 
Question for all more experienced birders, could the presence of these two mean 
they bred in the area? Are they early migrants? I was really suprised to see 
them. 


Good Birding,
Michele

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Subject: Black Skimmer Friday - No
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:06:11 -0400 (EDT)
The Black Skimmer found by John Germain and seen Wed and Thurs on Fulton's Lake 
Neatahwanta was not seen on Friday. Observers were present from 4pm until 9pm. 
I'm not suggesting it's gone or won't come back - the lake itself seems good 
for it but does not have a lot of loafing areas. 



Here's a link to a cell-phone photo of John's camera screen. The bird was 
perched on a concrete drainage pipe on the frontage road (Barrett Dr) in the 
northeast corner of the lake just south of the bend in Rte 3. John also saw it 
skimming the near-shore areas. 



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


Dave Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Black Skimmer at Lake Neatahwanta
From: "Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:29:16 -0400
This afternoon Dave Wheeler and I were at Oswego Harbor when a gentleman
named John Germain drove up to us to tell us he has seen an adult Black
Skimmer the last two days at Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton. He showed us
photos of the bird. He saw it yesterday at 11:30am  and Wednesday evening
at about 7:30pm.

Dave and I just arrived here, but no luck yet.

Jim Tarolli


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Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Snowy owl in July
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:49:46 -0400
Hi Hambirders and Oneidabirds

The below link will take you to a brief vid I took Saturday July 26 behind
the Target located on Hwy 31 just west of 481. This was taken around 7:30
pm.

These birds a fabulous, but this one certainly looks out of place in the
middle of a shopping area. I can't help but wonder if there may be some
food related to the pet store it is near.

Best wishes,

Rich Cohen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-WKAT3pPmo
Subject: Re: Congratulations
From: "Faith Baker faith.baker56 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:13:49 -0700
Congratulations Ken!!



On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:47 AM, "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com 
[oneidabirds]"  wrote: 

 


  
Great, Ken!!!!       How did you do it?
Probably by a ton of birding and reporting?  
Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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On Jul 29, 2014, at 10:15 AM, "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" 
 wrote: 



  
>I would like to congratulate my neighbor Ken Burdick of Skaneateles in 
becoming the e-birder for the month 

>of June.  I fondly remember when he and Rose came for the first time to 
observe Common Nighthawks.  This was in front of SU student housing near East 
Colvin Street.  Good birding, Ken.  Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
Subject: Young Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:31:28 -0400
On a tree in my front yard I have a young YB Sapsucker and this surprises me as 
I don't remember seeing one here at home since 2002. Granted I'm not home 
watching the feeder area much. Does anyone know if they disperse alone about 
this time? 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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Subject: Snow Goose Onondaga Lake Park by Wegman's playground
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:08:12 -0400
Two days in a row now I have seen a single Snow Goose feeding amidst the many 
Canada Geese at Wegman's playground area in Onondaga Lake Park. 


Some very fluffy-necked, friendly young Canada's walked right up to me this 
morning to check me out...brought mom and dad along, too, of course. 


Judy Thurber
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Subject: Re: Congratulations
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:46:31 -0400
Great, Ken!!!!       How did you do it?
Probably by a ton of birding and reporting?  
Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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> On Jul 29, 2014, at 10:15 AM, "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> I would like to congratulate my neighbor Ken Burdick of Skaneateles in 
becoming the e-birder for the month 

> 
> of June. I fondly remember when he and Rose came for the first time to 
observe Common Nighthawks. This was in front of SU student housing near East 
Colvin Street. Good birding, Ken. Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 

> 
> 
Subject: Congratulations
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Jul 2014 07:15:00 -0700
I would like to congratulate my neighbor Ken Burdick of Skaneateles in becoming 
the e-birder for the month 

 of June. I fondly remember when he and Rose came for the first time to observe 
Common Nighthawks. This was in front of SU student housing near East Colvin 
Street. Good birding, Ken. Gene Huggins, Tully, N.Y. 
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:50:34 -0700
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* July 28, 2014
* NYSY 07. 28. 14

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 21, 2013 - July 28, 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: July 28 AT 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#403 Monday July 28, 2014

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
July 21, 2014

Highlights:
-----------

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
LEAST BITTERN
STILT SANDPIPER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
SNOWY OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

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

  7/24: LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER, SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER, 
STILT SANDPIPER and both YELLOWLEGS were all found at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

  7/25: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN has again appeared in Knox-Marsellus Marsh 
and was still present yesterday. 

  7/27: In addition to the Pelican 12 shorebird species including STILT 
SANDPIPER and both DOWITCHERS were at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. BLACK TERNS and 
SANDHILL CRANES were present also. Along the Wildlife Trail eight (wow) LEAST 
BITTERNS were spotted. On Mays Point Road there are now two fledgling 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS being seen with the two adults. 



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

  7/23: ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS are still being seen and heard in Whiskey Hollow 
west of Baldwinsville. 

  7/24: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found in the Inner Harbor area of 
Syracuse. 

  7/27: A lingering SNOWY OWL is still being sighted along Rt. 31 near the 
Target shopping area in Clay. 



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

  7/27: Two adult and one juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again seen on 
West Barrier Beach at Fairhaven State Park. 


 

-- end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 U.S.A.
Subject: Barb sighting
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:24:23 -0700
At ten of 8, Sunday Barb the Falcon was perched on the main transmitting tower 
at Van Rensellear and Kirkpatrick, halfway to the top. -Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: New Onondaga Lake trail
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:45:58 -0700
Hi,

Rose and I checked out the new trail on the SW shore between Pleasant 
Beach Rd. and the Visitors' Center.   We didn't see anything out of 
the ordinary using only binoculars, but there were a lot of puddles 
in the construction zones near Nine Mile Creek, for some possible 
shorebird habitat.  A lot of the shoreline is also scope-able with a 
bit of walking.
The habitat on top of the waste is pretty unusual.  There is a lot of 
red cedar and birch growing in there, so I'm looking forward to 
checking this for vagrants like Solitaires this winter.   We also saw 
a lot of colorful butterfly weed and viper's bugloss.  The 
amphitheater would take over much of this habitat, so I fear that it 
will be gone soon.

Good birding,

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



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Posted by: Ken & Rose Burdick 
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Subject: Snowy Owl
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:10:59 -0400
The Snowy Owl is still being seen at the Rt 31 shopping area near
Baldwinsville. It was actively hunting in the Walmart, Wegman's, M&T Bank
area from 8:00 to 8:30 PM.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY



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