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24 Apr Phillips Point April 24 [William Purcell ]
23 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (23 Apr 2014) 18 Raptors []
23 Apr Phillips Point April 23 [William Purcell ]
23 Apr Leucistic Goose [Gregg D ]
22 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (22 Apr 2014) 852 Raptors []
22 Apr Phillips Point April 22 [Bill Purcell ]
22 Apr Spotted Sandpiper and other recent sightings [Ken & Rose Burdick ]
22 Apr Belated Eurasian wigeon sighting [Tim ]
22 Apr Broad winged hawk in my backyard [Natalia Garcia ]
22 Apr Lost eyepiece []
22 Apr northern mockingbird [Faith Baker ]
22 Apr Pipits [Joseph Brin ]
21 Apr Re: Bird of Prey nest? []
21 Apr Painted Bunting report - Oswego []
21 Apr Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
21 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (21 Apr 2014) 1722 Raptors []
21 Apr Phillips Point April 21 [William Purcell ]
20 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (20 Apr 2014) 2151 Raptors []
20 Apr Re: Bird of Prey nest? [William Purcell ]
20 Apr Bird of Prey nest? []
20 Apr Phillips Point April 20 [Bill Purcell ]
19 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (19 Apr 2014) 124 Raptors []
19 Apr Northern Goshawk and Broad-wing ["junecowles AT yahoo.com" ]
19 Apr Nevermore []
19 Apr Re: Woodman Pond Today ["Jerry Lazarczyk" ]
19 Apr Phillips Point April 19 [Bill Purcell ]
18 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (18 Apr 2014) 1203 Raptors []
18 Apr Phillips Point April 18 [Bill Purcell ]
18 Apr Woodman Pond Today []
18 Apr Fwd: Harlequin Duck mount [William Purcell ]
18 Apr Harlequin duck from Oswego river in March [Mary Magistro ]
18 Apr How resourceful are birds? Check this out! []
17 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (17 Apr 2014) 1421 Raptors []
17 Apr Are you missing an eyepiece from your scope? []
17 Apr Phillips Point April 17 [William Purcell ]
17 Apr Yardbirds Deluxe [Judith Thurber ]
16 Apr Birding Cedar Bay [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
16 Apr Phillips Point April 16 [Bill Purcell ]
16 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (16 Apr 2014) 84 Raptors []
16 Apr First Chipping Sparrows of season in back yard []
16 Apr Van Buren Town Park [Judy Wright ]
16 Apr Eurasian Wigeon [Joseph Brin ]
16 Apr 3 Peregrines at State Tower [Meredith Leonard ]
15 Apr Pine Warbler []
15 Apr Snowy owl [Wayne Fidler ]
15 Apr Phillips Point April 15 [Bill Purcell ]
14 Apr Trumpeter Swan at Webster Pond. [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
14 Apr OAS Derby Hill Field Trip Saturday [Rose DeNeve ]
14 Apr Phillips Pt [Wayne Fidler ]
14 Apr Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
14 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (14 Apr 2014) 1791 Raptors []
14 Apr Oneida Lake Dunlin []
14 Apr Need Help with Gull ID [Brenda Best ]
14 Apr Dugway Rd. and Chenango Canal Towpath Walk []
14 Apr Louisiana Waterthrush [Joseph Brin ]
14 Apr FOS House Wren [Josh LaCelle ]
14 Apr House Wren in Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
14 Apr House Wren in Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
14 Apr House Wren in Seneca Falls [Chris Lajewski ]
14 Apr Eurasian Wigeon at Phillips Point [William Purcell ]
14 Apr American Woodcock ["Karen Evert" ]
14 Apr Trumpeter Swans [Tim ]
13 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (13 Apr 2014) 1878 Raptors []
13 Apr Leucistic canada goose [Dennis Anderson ]
13 Apr Snow geese []
13 Apr Pair of Osprey nesting, Hamlin Marsh [Gregory Diamond ]
13 Apr Snowy Owl at Oriskany []
13 Apr Great Egret, Wilson's Snipe, Upland Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler [Mickey Scilingo ]
13 Apr Great Egret, Wilson's Snipe, Upland Sandpiper, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler ["Mickey Scilingo" ]
13 Apr Migrant arrivals, Cedar Bay & Andrews Rd canal [Lewis Grove ]
13 Apr Waterfowl watch on Onondaga lake 4/12 [Mitchell Nusbaum ]
12 Apr Pony Farm Golden Eagle [Ken & Rose Burdick ]
12 Apr Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds []
12 Apr Redtail defending its territory []
12 Apr Sunset Park [Rosanne Costello ]
12 Apr HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (12 Apr 2014) 517 Raptors []

Subject: Phillips Point April 24
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:54:55 -0400
Very slow again this morning, for an hour beginning at 0545:

Common Loon 12
Bonaparte's Gull 3

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (23 Apr 2014) 18 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 23 Apr 2014 21:04:05 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture               8          16346          19039
Osprey                       2            216            218
Bald Eagle                   0            130            171
Northern Harrier             1            268            318
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1           2583           2601
Cooper's Hawk                0            146            277
Northern Goshawk             0              8             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            273            478
Broad-winged Hawk            3           6032           6032
Red-tailed Hawk              1           3341           4045
Rough-legged Hawk            0            123            189
Golden Eagle                 0             24             50
American Kestrel             1            299            324
Merlin                       1             23             46
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              8
Unknown Accipiter            0             11             15
Unknown Buteo                0             22             25
Unknown Falcon               0              3              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                      18          29858          33867
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Weather:
Cold, overcast, strong NW winds. A few sprinkles.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cool, NW winds but sun should get a few more hawks moving than today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Phillips Point April 23
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:57:16 -0400
Not much moving this morning at Oneida Lake with rain and NW winds. From 0545 
to 0800: 


Snow Goose 1  (apparently not going to the breeding grounds this year)
Long-tailed Duck 14
Common Loon 17
Horned Grebe 3

Bill Purcell
Hasting NY


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Subject: Leucistic Goose
From: Gregg D <gggdash AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:59:28 -0400
In Phoenix above the dam is a leucistic Canada Goose. It has a light brown
head, neck and bill but is otherwise pure white. I've seen millions of
geese in my life but never one like this.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (22 Apr 2014) 852 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 22 Apr 2014 21:04:57 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture              47          16338          19031
Osprey                      10            214            216
Bald Eagle                   0            130            171
Northern Harrier             7            267            317
Sharp-shinned Hawk          41           2582           2600
Cooper's Hawk                1            146            277
Northern Goshawk             0              8             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            273            478
Broad-winged Hawk          731           6029           6029
Red-tailed Hawk             10           3340           4044
Rough-legged Hawk            1            123            189
Golden Eagle                 0             24             50
American Kestrel             1            298            323
Merlin                       1             22             45
Peregrine Falcon             1              4              8
Unknown Accipiter            0             11             15
Unknown Buteo                0             22             25
Unknown Falcon               1              3              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                     852          29840          33849
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:15:00 
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Two.


Weather:
Drizzle early then rain through early afternoon. Fog followed, but
eventually blew away. Some patches of sun in the late afternoon. Light
southerly winds shifting to W and strengthening. 

Raptor Observations:
A brief but intense burst of birds immediately after the fog disappeared
and the sun peaked out.

Non-raptor Observations:
Black-and-white, Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped Warblers around today. Also
quite a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets and White-throated Sparrows.

Predictions:
Strong NW winds, cool temperatures, clearing in the afternoon. Probably
won't be huge.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Phillips Point April 22
From: Bill Purcell <wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:01:31 -0400
Movement was moderate at best on Tuesday morning, for 90 minutes beginning at 
0545: 


Northern Shoveler 1
White-winged Scoter 6
Black Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 36
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Common Loon 13
Red-necked Grebe 2
Bonapartes Gull 37

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: Spotted Sandpiper and other recent sightings
From: Ken & Rose Burdick <kenburdick AT ieee.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:17:55 -0400
Tuesday PM, I stopped at Gully Road to look for shorebirds.  Not 
disappointed, there was a FOS SPOTTED SANDPIPER at the pond, along 
with 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS plus other expected species.  A RUFFED GROUSE 
was drumming nearby.

Loon counting at the lake has been pretty slow, but I am hoping for 
some fallout from today's rain.  Today, the only birds moving north 
were 3 CASPIAN TERNs.  Eight BONAPARTE'S GULLs and a small number of 
ducks were on the lake.  It has been a good year for seeing Bonies.

For Easter, Rose and I canoed Clay Marsh.  A large number and variety 
of ducks were on the wetland, including Blacks, both Teal, American 
Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Gadwall and Wood Duck.

Good birding,


Ken & Rose Burdick
Skaneateles, NY 
Subject: Belated Eurasian wigeon sighting
From: Tim <willowcreek00 AT windstream.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:52:31 -0400 (EDT)
After just looking at Wayne Fidler's wigeon photo, I now realize that I saw one 
on Ira Hill Rd., town of Ira, last Friday and Saturday. Wet spot in cornfield 
near Rt. 176. Both days I didn't have binoculars, then went back Saturday 
afternoon with binocs, but it was gone. 


Tim Whitens
Fulton, NY


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Subject: Broad winged hawk in my backyard
From: Natalia Garcia <garcianet AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:43:36 -0400
Hi :
Although I know this is the height of broad winged hawk migration,  
still  this is something I would not have expected. At about 5 PM  
today looking through my kitchen window, I see a grouse size bird  
alighting behind a pile of sticks. Soon a crow comes to investigate.  
Through binoculars I see a hawk 's head and pretty soon it takes  
flight and I see the characteristic while bands on its tail. What was  
he doing on the ground ? Perhaps preparing to eat his dinner which he  
might have brought along, but then being disturbed by the crow, he  
took off.

Good Birding.

Natalia
Vesper Hill Town of Tully


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





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Subject: Lost eyepiece
From: <greatswampconservancy AT yahoo.com>
Date: 22 Apr 2014 08:56:54 -0700
The eyepiece to a viewing scope was found at the Anne V. Pickard Overlook on 
Pine Ridge Road last week. It is in the office at the Great Swamp Conservancy. 
Please call or stop in between 10 am- 3 pm any day to see if it is yours, from 
Barb in the office 
Subject: northern mockingbird
From: Faith Baker <faith.baker56 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:48:26 -0700 (PDT)
I have been watching a ( FOS) northern mockingbird under a bush near my window 
and hopping about on the bush too. What a great distraction from a rainy day! 


Faith
Subject: Pipits
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:01:00 -0700 (PDT)
I saw my first PIPITS, about 30, for this season on Hoag Road south of 
Baldwinsville. 


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Re: Bird of Prey nest?
From: Tigger64 AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:55:00 -0400 (EDT)
I'm pretty sure some of the highway interchange cloverleafs are hosting Great 
Horned Owl nests also. 

 

 Dave W


 

-----Original Message-----
From: William Purcell 
To: Oneidabirds 
Sent: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 8:58 pm
Subject: Re: [OneidaBirds] Bird of Prey nest?


 
  
    
                  

Red-tailed Hawks have nested at the I 81/481 interchange for most years since 
1984. Likely before as well bit I wasn't driving past their earlier. 



Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

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On Apr 20, 2014, at 7:38 PM, ruthcatrin AT gmail.com wrote:



      
                  
Today while on my way to Easter dinner I spotted what appeared to be a large 
bird working on a nest on the side of I81. Unfortunately the bird was not at 
the nest when we were on our way home so I wasn't able to get a better look at 
it. 



The nest is on the east side of the highway (on your right if you're headed 
northbound), my husband (who was driving), says its in the group of trees in 
the loop just north of the 481 bridge, I'd have sworn it just the S Bay Rd 
bridge (but I wasn't driving and thus wasn't paying attention to exact 
locations). Has anyone else seen this? I feel like I was imagining it, but the 
nest was definitely there on our way home. I did check ebird but no one appears 
to have reported anything for there, or near there. If I can I'll swing by 
there again this week to confirm the exact location and see if I can spot 
anything again. 



Ruth

    
         

    
             

  
Subject: Painted Bunting report - Oswego
From: Tigger64 AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:18:48 -0400 (EDT)
Under the heading "Be On the Lookout For", an adult male Painted Bunting 
visited a backyard feeder in the city of Oswego on Friday and Saturday. It was 
not seen Sunday or Monday and has probably moved on. The bird was extensively 
photographed by an alert birder who had just returned from a trip to Florida 
where they had seen female Painted Bunting. After arriving home the observer 
was shocked to discover an adult male at their feeders. Knowing immediately 
what it was, the birder photographed it, took video, and got the word out via 
eBird. The overnight weather change Saturday to Sunday seems to have been its 
cue to continue its journey. 


David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY

Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:50:40 -0700 (PDT)
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* April 21, 2014
*  NYSY  04. 21. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

April 14, 2013 - April 21, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: April 21 AT 9:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#389 Monday April 21, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
April 14, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
TRUMPETER SWAN
EURASIAN WIGEON
SANDHILL CRANE
UPLAND SANDPIPER
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
FORSTER’S TERN
FISH CROW
SAW-WHET OWL
SNOWY OWL



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

     4/14: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen on the Wilslife Drive.
     4/19: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was found on the Wildlife Drive. A 
SANDHILL CRANE was spotted on Carncross Road 

     4/20: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at the Visitor’s Center.


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

     BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have overtaken TURKEY VULTURES as the predominant 
raptor of this week. 6,774 Hawks were counted this week. 2,150 were counted on 
4/20 alone. A SANDHILL CRANE was found on 4/18. 



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

     4/14: A TRUMPETER SWAN was found on Webster Pond in Syracuse.
     4/16: 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen near the State Tower Building 
nesting site. 



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

     4/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Phillips Point on Oneida Lake.
     4/15: A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Town of New Haven Town Hall. An 
EURASIAN WIGEON was refound at Phillips Point. Two were seen on the 16th. 

     4/19: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Breitbeck Park on Lake Ontario in 
Oswego. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again seen at the Oswego County Airfield on 
Howard Road. 



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

     4/14: An ICELAND GULL was seen on Ditchbank Road.
     4/16: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Ditchbank Road.


Herkimer County
------------

     4/18: A FISH CROW was found at Young Lake.
     4/19: A SAW-WHET OWL was seen on Military Road.

 --  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (21 Apr 2014) 1722 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 21 Apr 2014 21:04:50 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture              99          16291          18984
Osprey                      17            204            206
Bald Eagle                   5            130            171
Northern Harrier            10            260            310
Sharp-shinned Hawk          80           2541           2559
Cooper's Hawk                3            145            276
Northern Goshawk             1              8             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          1            273            478
Broad-winged Hawk         1418           5298           5298
Red-tailed Hawk             70           3330           4034
Rough-legged Hawk            1            122            188
Golden Eagle                 1             24             50
American Kestrel            15            297            322
Merlin                       0             21             44
Peregrine Falcon             1              3              7
Unknown Accipiter            0             11             15
Unknown Buteo                0             22             25
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                    1722          28988          32997
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Lots!


Weather:
Warm temperatures today with cloudy skies early and mostly clear skies
later. Light SE winds that gave way to a lake breeze in the early
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A nice liftoff of Broad-wings this morning followed by a high flight. The
lake breeze knocked birds down and inland for a nice few hours of watching
at the south lookout before the flight disappeared (presumably inland).
Nice diversity.

Non-raptor Observations:
First Chimney Swift of the season today. Another 80 Northern Flickers, a
few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Yellow-rumped and Pine Warblers flying by.

Predictions:
Southerly winds until the front passes tomorrow which will bring rain and
winds shifting to W. Looks like the timing of the precipitation might put a
damper on the chance of a flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Phillips Point April 21
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:31:34 -0400
Modest migration this morning on light SE winds. From 0545 to 0715:

White-winged Scoter 29
Long-tailed Duck 3
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Common Loon 4
Bonaparte's Gull 88

Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (20 Apr 2014) 2151 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 20 Apr 2014 21:04:28 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture             339          16192          18885
Osprey                      23            187            189
Bald Eagle                  22            125            166
Northern Harrier             3            250            300
Sharp-shinned Hawk          97           2461           2479
Cooper's Hawk                8            142            273
Northern Goshawk             1              7             14
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            272            477
Broad-winged Hawk         1493           3880           3880
Red-tailed Hawk            135           3260           3964
Rough-legged Hawk            0            121            187
Golden Eagle                 4             23             49
American Kestrel            18            282            307
Merlin                       0             21             44
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              6
Unknown Accipiter            1             11             15
Unknown Buteo                7             22             25
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                    2151          27266          31275
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many!


Weather:
Lots of blue sky today with some thin clouds. Cool temperatures early
increased quickly. Light SE winds that played tug of war with the lake
breeze in the afternoon but never quite gave in. Some nasty shimmer during
this period.

Raptor Observations:
Lots of birds on the move, but the vast majority were up and out over the
Lake.

Non-raptor Observations:
125 Northern Flickers. Bonaparte's Gull flycatching overhead.

Predictions:
Light SE winds, a few more clouds, warm temperatures. I don't see any
reason why it won't be good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
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Subject: Re: Bird of Prey nest?
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:58:25 -0400
Red-tailed Hawks have nested at the I 81/481 interchange for most years since 
1984. Likely before as well bit I wasn't driving past their earlier. 


Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

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> On Apr 20, 2014, at 7:38 PM, ruthcatrin AT gmail.com wrote:
> 
> Today while on my way to Easter dinner I spotted what appeared to be a large 
bird working on a nest on the side of I81. Unfortunately the bird was not at 
the nest when we were on our way home so I wasn't able to get a better look at 
it. 

> 
> 
> The nest is on the east side of the highway (on your right if you're headed 
northbound), my husband (who was driving), says its in the group of trees in 
the loop just north of the 481 bridge, I'd have sworn it just the S Bay Rd 
bridge (but I wasn't driving and thus wasn't paying attention to exact 
locations). Has anyone else seen this? I feel like I was imagining it, but the 
nest was definitely there on our way home. I did check ebird but no one appears 
to have reported anything for there, or near there. If I can I'll swing by 
there again this week to confirm the exact location and see if I can spot 
anything again. 

> 
> Ruth
> 
Subject: Bird of Prey nest?
From: <ruthcatrin AT gmail.com>
Date: 20 Apr 2014 16:38:20 -0700
Today while on my way to Easter dinner I spotted what appeared to be a large 
bird working on a nest on the side of I81. Unfortunately the bird was not at 
the nest when we were on our way home so I wasn't able to get a better look at 
it. 


 The nest is on the east side of the highway (on your right if you're headed 
northbound), my husband (who was driving), says its in the group of trees in 
the loop just north of the 481 bridge, I'd have sworn it just the S Bay Rd 
bridge (but I wasn't driving and thus wasn't paying attention to exact 
locations). Has anyone else seen this? I feel like I was imagining it, but the 
nest was definitely there on our way home. I did check ebird but no one appears 
to have reported anything for there, or near there. If I can I'll swing by 
there again this week to confirm the exact location and see if I can spot 
anything again. 

 

 Ruth
Subject: Phillips Point April 20
From: Bill Purcell <wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:56:11 -0400
Very little on the move today, for one hour beginning at 0550:

Northern Pintail 1
White-winged Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 4
Common Loon 3
Bonapartes Gull 5

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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (19 Apr 2014) 124 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 19 Apr 2014 21:04:57 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture              78          15853          18546
Osprey                       4            164            166
Bald Eagle                   1            103            144
Northern Harrier             2            247            297
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15           2364           2382
Cooper's Hawk                1            134            265
Northern Goshawk             1              6             13
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            272            477
Broad-winged Hawk            5           2387           2387
Red-tailed Hawk             14           3125           3829
Rough-legged Hawk            1            121            187
Golden Eagle                 0             19             45
American Kestrel             2            264            289
Merlin                       0             21             44
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              6
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             15             18
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                     124          25115          29124
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Weather:
Cold and overcast early. Eventual clearing and a bit of warming. Light NW
winds.

Raptor Observations:
The overcast conditions combined with cold temperatures didn't facilitates
much movemgent until the afternoon. Then just a few birds decided to move. 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Warmer temperatures,  SE winds, mostly sunny. Should be good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Northern Goshawk and Broad-wing
From: "junecowles AT yahoo.com" <junecowles@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:05:15 -0700 (PDT)
Saw my first Broad-wing on route 13 near Camden and Goshawk at the South 
lookout at Derby Hill. Pretty cool. 

Subject: Nevermore
From: <ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com>
Date: 19 Apr 2014 08:52:13 -0700
Today while I was cleaning up the dog's area of the lawn I heard a familiar 
croak. A few moments later a raven hove into view, harassed by two crows. It 
crossed just over my property line, wheeled directly over my head, and split, 
not to be seen again. 


This is only the second time I've sighted raven on my property. Talk about 
being in the right place at the right time... 


Good birding.

Chris Spagnoli
Town of Pompey
Subject: Re: Woodman Pond Today
From: "Jerry Lazarczyk" <lazarcg1 AT netzero.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:43:26 GMT
I had a visitor from NYC and took him to some of your spots. Wow. We got the GH 
Owls along with a Kestrel and some dux. We spent much time at Woodman Pond and 
got N. Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallows, Mute Swan, Osprey, Eagle, Cackling 
Goose, PB Grebe and never figured out some of the waterfowl. The range of 
guesses is embarrassing and we will leave it at that. The walk along the canal 
is what got the Cackler. 


Thank you, thank you, thank you. Jerry LazarczykGrand Island NY On the towpath 
walk along the old Chenango Canal on the Woodman Pond side of the road, I found 
a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Warbling Vireo, and 
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet hanging out with a couple of Chickadees. I've been told 
that other small birds such as warblers are often found in the company of 
Chickadees. Overhead there was a flyover of a fishing Osprey and an adult Bald 
Eagle plus hundreds of tree swallows skimming over the water. Cheri 
SassmanUtica, NY 
Subject: Phillips Point April 19
From: Bill Purcell <wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:46:15 -0400
Saturday was a good morning at the lake watch because Black Scoter always makes 
for a good morning. Kevin McGann and I watched from 0550 to 0720: 


Northern Shoveler 2 - males flying with some Long-tailed Ducks
White-winged Scoter 8
Black Scoter 1
Long-tailed Ducks 39
Horned Grebe 18
Red-necked Grebe 4
Common Loon 6
Bonapartes Gull 8

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Hastings NY





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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (18 Apr 2014) 1203 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 18 Apr 2014 20:04:15 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture             256          15775          18468
Osprey                       9            160            162
Bald Eagle                  18            102            143
Northern Harrier             7            245            295
Sharp-shinned Hawk         187           2349           2367
Cooper's Hawk                3            133            264
Northern Goshawk             0              5             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          1            272            477
Broad-winged Hawk          600           2382           2382
Red-tailed Hawk            101           3111           3815
Rough-legged Hawk            2            120            186
Golden Eagle                 4             19             45
American Kestrel            15            262            287
Merlin                       0             21             44
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              6
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             15             18
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                    1203          24991          29000
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many.


Weather:
Fairly strong SE winds, cool temperatures that eventually warmed up, and
partly cloudy skies.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of a high flight today. The four Golden Eagles were nice. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Sandhill Crane, 50 Northern Flickers, a few migrants this morning but
mostly blackbirds.

Predictions:
Light NW winds tomorrow, cool temps, mostly sunny. Not expecting a huge
flight, but there certainly will be birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Steve Kolbe (kolbesr AT gmail.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org
Subject: Phillips Point April 18
From: Bill Purcell <wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:42:35 -0400
Another difficult morning on Oneida Lake with SE wind at 8-12 mph and few birds 
on the move. I did not even look for the Eurasian Wigeon due to the high waves. 
From 0550 to 0650: 


White-winged Scoter 6
Long-tailed Duck 4
Bonapartes Gull 65 - a single flock high over the lake

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Subject: Woodman Pond Today
From: <lightpainter AT verizon.net>
Date: 18 Apr 2014 12:57:40 -0700
On the towpath walk along the old Chenango Canal on the Woodman Pond side of 
the road, I found a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Warbling 
Vireo, and Ruby-Crowned Kinglet hanging out with a couple of Chickadees. I've 
been told that other small birds such as warblers are often found in the 
company of Chickadees. 


 Overhead there was a flyover of a fishing Osprey and an adult Bald Eagle plus 
hundreds of tree swallows skimming over the water. 

 

 Cheri Sassman
 Utica, NY
 

 

Subject: Fwd: Harlequin Duck mount
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:38 -0400

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:
>> 
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Diann Jackson 
>> Date: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM
>> Subject: Harlequin Duck mount
>> To: Diann 
>> 
>> 
>> Afternoon all,
>> 
>> Several people have asked me to let them know when they could see the 
Harlequin Duck mount. I picked it up yesterday and am preparing a small 
display. 

>> 
>> For now, the Harlequin Duck mount will be in isolation / fumigation.
>> I anticipate having items ready to display the duck mount at Rice Creek by 
the end of this month. 

>> In the meantime, here are some photos of the mount. I hope you enjoy them.
>> 
>> Beginning May 1, please plan to stop by and see this special new addition to 
the Rice Creek Field Station collections. The building hours are Monday to 
Friday 9 to 4:30 and most Saturdays 9 to 3. 

>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Diann
>> 
>> Diann C. Jackson, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Director of Rice Creek Field Station, College of Liberal Arts and 
Sciences 

>> Adjunct Faculty in Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education
>> SUNY Oswego
>> Oswego, NY 13126
>> 315-312-6678
>> 
Subject: Harlequin duck from Oswego river in March
From: Mary Magistro <M_Magistro AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:31:34 -0400
FYI I got a call this morning from Diann Jackson at Rice Creek in Oswego that 
she picked up the harlequin yesterday from the taxidermist and it can now be 
viewed at Rice Creek. 

Mary Magistro 

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Subject: How resourceful are birds? Check this out!
From: <rosanneecker AT ymail.com>
Date: 18 Apr 2014 06:30:23 -0700
Hi Fellow Birders,
Making the most of what you find...
http://imgur.com/i4yPT9q http://imgur.com/i4yPT9q
Rosanne Ecker
Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (17 Apr 2014) 1421 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: 17 Apr 2014 20:04:28 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many.


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

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

Non-raptor Observations:


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


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

 

 Cheri Sassman
 Utica, NY
 

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


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

Bill Purcell 
Hastings NY

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        Dave Fitch, Peter Davidson

Visitors:
Two.


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

Raptor Observations:
Very slow today.

Non-raptor Observations:


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


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


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








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

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


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

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

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

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

 Joe Carey
 Syracuse NY
 

  

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


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


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

Also: 1 Peregrine Falcon

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan at Webster Pond.
From: Mitchell Nusbaum <mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:03:10 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: OAS Derby Hill Field Trip Saturday
From: Rose DeNeve <rose.deneve AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:32:16 -0400
*Derby Hill*

*Saturday, April 19*


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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

   
        
--  end report



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

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

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

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

Official Counter:        Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

 Cheri Sassman

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

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

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

 

Karen Evert

New Hartford, NY

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

 

 

 



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

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

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

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

Official Counter:        Bill Purcell, Steve Kolbe

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many


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

Raptor Observations:


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

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

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


Good birding.

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Migrant arrivals, Cedar Bay & Andrews Rd canal
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:34:13 -0400
Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Good birding,
Lewis

-- 
Lewis Grove
PhD Student, Wildlife Ecology
SUNY *E*nvironmental *S*cience and *F*orestry
(814) 880 - 5667
Subject: Waterfowl watch on Onondaga lake 4/12
From: Mitchell Nusbaum <mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:26:49 -0700 (PDT)
From Onondaga lake Parkway North of the CSX trestle were a mixed raft of 
Redhead and Scaups with a smattering ofCommon Goldeneyes (5) and Bufflehead 
around noon.Redheads Scaup raft 

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

Good birding,
Ken

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



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



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


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


Happy Birding everyone,
Rosanne Costello
Oswego, NY
kcostel1 AT twcny.rr.com

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Subject: HSR: Derby Hill Bird Observatory (12 Apr 2014) 517 Raptors
From: wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com
Date: 12 Apr 2014 18:04:23 -0400
Derby Hill Bird Observatory
Mexico, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              1              1
Turkey Vulture             248          13969          16662
Osprey                       3            112            114
Bald Eagle                   2             53             94
Northern Harrier             4            183            233
Sharp-shinned Hawk          57           1241           1259
Cooper's Hawk                3            110            241
Northern Goshawk             1              4             11
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            261            466
Broad-winged Hawk            8             18             18
Red-tailed Hawk            182           2375           3079
Rough-legged Hawk            3            107            173
Golden Eagle                 0             11             37
American Kestrel             5            128            153
Merlin                       1             10             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              5
Unknown Accipiter            0             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0             14             17
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4             10

Total:                     517          18614          22623
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Bill Purcell

Observers:        

Visitors:
Many out enjoying the sun and relative warmth.


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

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Warm and southerly winds but some precipitation predicted for the morning. 
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Report submitted by Bill Purcell (wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com)
Derby Hill Bird Observatory information may be found at:
www.derbyhill.org