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23 Jul Magic in Whiskey Hollow - Part 2 ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jul mystery bird ["Lauren Ritchie laurritchie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jul bittern ["Lauren Ritchie laurritchie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jul help ["Lauren Ritchie laurritchie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jul Blue wing warbler ["junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jul Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Jul Re: Constantia Merlins ["Meredith Leonard merry.st.louis AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Jul Constantia Merlins [Mickey Scilingo ]
20 Jul NNYBirds: Constantia Merlins ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
20 Jul Constantia Merlins ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Jul Great Shearwater - bad news ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Jul Great Shearwater photos ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Jul Great Shearwater update - rescued ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Jul Fwd: Great Shearwater ["Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Jul Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Pelagic oddity near DeRuyter ["David Wheeler hoodedgull AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Jul Unsubscribe ["Lin lkgarrepy AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
18 Jul Red-headed Woodpecker ["Rosanne Costello kcostel1 AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Jul Re: Great Blue Heron breakfast ["Thomas J McKay tjmckay AT syr.edu [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Jul Great Blue Heron breakfast [Judith Thurber ]
17 Jul Great Blue Heron breakfast ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Jul Birding at the old Oneida County Dump ["June Cowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Jul Migration ["Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jul Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers nesting at Fair Haven ["phil bonn philbonn55 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jul Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jul Red-headed Woodpeckers nesting at Fair Haven ["Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jul RE: Tully, N.Y. A very busy House Wren ["junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Jul Tully, N.Y. A very busy House Wren ["gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
12 Jul Ravens Onondaga Lake flyover ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
11 Jul Syracuse Peregrine family ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
10 Jul some raptors today... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Jul House Wren ["'junecowles AT yahoo.com' junecowles@yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
9 Jul Magic in Whiskey Hollow ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
7 Jul Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
07 Jul Onondaga Hill Owl ["welch_m_lisa AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
5 Jul Whip-poor-wills ["Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
02 Jul American Avocet ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Jul State Tower fledgling ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
2 Jul More bluebird photos ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
02 Jul Turkey poult ["ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Jul Bald Eagle and other photos up / Derby Hill Tues. []
1 Jul Bald Eagle and other photos up / Derby Hill Tues. ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
1 Jul Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
01 Jul Northern bobwhite ["ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
30 Jun Re: more Whip-poor-wills ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Jun more Whip-poor-wills ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" ]
29 Jun Upland Sandpipers ["lightpainter AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Jun OAS Green Lakes State Park field trip on 6/28 ["'Paul Richardson' vireo2 AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" ]
28 Jun Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Monk Parakeets ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
27 Jun new fledglings, and more... ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Jun Monk Parakeets ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
26 Jun Monk Parakeets Hector Rt 414 ["Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
23 Jun Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Jun OAS FIELD TRIP SATURDAY, JUNE 28: GREEN LAKES STATE PARK ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
22 Jun Fw: eBird Report - US-NY-Memphis-1434-1498 Whiskey Hollow Rd, Jun 22, 2014 ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jun Fw: eBird Report - Green Lakes SP, Jun 21, 2014 ["'jerry' JCASEJR AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
21 Jun Common Loon [Mickey Scilingo ]
21 Jun NNYBirds: Common Loon ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
21 Jun Common Loon ["'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" ]
20 Jun Black-billed Cuckoo ["Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" ]
19 Jun Swamp Sparrow ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Jun OAS Field Trip Saturday, JUNE 21 ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Jun OAS FIELD TRIP SATURDAY: GREEN LAKES STATE PARK ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
17 Jun Re: Mystery Swallow ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Jun Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Jun Re: recent sightings in our area ["William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" ]
16 Jun recent sightings in our area ["Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Jun Birding the trail upslope of Honeywell ["Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Jun Yellow bellied sapsucker ["'junecowles AT yahoo.com' junecowles@yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" ]
15 Jun 12 Virginia Rails ["Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jun Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions ["Tim willowcreek00 AT windstream.net [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jun Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions ["Tim willowcreek00 AT windstream.net [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jun Re: Loon sighting??? ["RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" ]
14 Jun Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions ["Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Jun Re: Mystery Swallow ["Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Jun Mystery Swallow ["Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" ]
13 Jun Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions ["Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" ]

Subject: Magic in Whiskey Hollow - Part 2
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:31:22 -0700
I was fortunate again in Whiskey Hollow this morning. Hooded and Mourning 
Warblers were still in the upper part where I saw them recently. At the area 
where the Acadian Flycatcher was I again heard her but also heard another 
familiar sound, that of a fledgling Barred Owl. I ran for the camera and was 
lucky to find it perched nicely for a pic. See it on flickr at  

Fledgling Barred Owl

 
       
Fledgling Barred Owl  
View on www.flickr.com Preview by Yahoo  
 

Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: mystery bird
From: "Lauren Ritchie laurritchie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:31:17 -0400
sorry,  having trouble copying this bird.


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Subject: bittern
From: "Lauren Ritchie laurritchie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:09:23 -0400
We saw an American Bittern on the SE side of Onondaga Creek just beyond the
inner harbor.


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Subject: help
From: "Lauren Ritchie laurritchie AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:06:40 -0400
I am hoping someone can help us identify this bird.  It was desperately
trying to feed a giant baby cowbird.  Thanks. Lauren


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Subject: Blue wing warbler
From: "junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:59:33 -0400
Sorry so late reporting. Tried Saturday but it didn't go. We saw a Blue Winged 
Warbler up on the hill in Knoxboro not to far from the old dump. Heard lots of 
Willow Flycatchers but only saw a few. I am pretty sure I saw a Red headed 
Woodpecker.  Something flew out of the bush when we were watching the 
flycatcher.  I didn't see the head but the body was pure white and it had 
black and white wings and flew like a woodpecker.  


Also seen were:
 Scarlet Tanager
 Eastern Towhee
Rose-breasted Grosbeck
Song Sparrows
Goldfinch
Common Yellow throat
Brown Thrasher
Red Wings
Cow birds 
Crackles
Robins
Crows
Downey Woodpecker
Kestrel

Heard but not see:
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Killdeer
House Wren

https://flic.kr/p/o73CeA

Happy birding! 

June Cowles
Augusta
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:29:53 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 21, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 21. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 14, 2013 - July 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: July 21 AT 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#402 Monday July 21, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 14, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

GREAT SHEARWATER
LEAST BITTERN
GREAT EGRET
MERLIN
STILT SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
SNOWY OWL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SEDGE WREN

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

     7/15: At least 4 LEAST BITTERNS are still being seen on the Wildlife 
Trail just beyond laRue’s lagoon. 

     7/17: The two young and two adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again 
seen in the dead trees along May’s Point Road. 

     7/18: 2 LEAST BITTERNS were again seen near Larue’s Lagoon. 13 GREAT 
EGRETS were seen at Tschache Pool. SOLITARY SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and LEAST 
SANDPIPER were all seen along the wildlife Trail. 15 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS 
and 6 STILT SANDPIPERS were found at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 



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

     7/18: An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found at Sunset Bay Park in 
Scriba. 

     7/20: A family of MERLINS was busy in Constantia chasing and feeding 
young. 



Onondaga County
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     7/15: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the Target  Plaza area along Rt.31. This 
is the third time in recent years a Snowy Owl has seemed to stay for the summer 
in the Syracuse area. 

     7/18: A family group of MERLINS has been observed on Summit Avenue in 
Syracuse. 



Madison county
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     7/18: An improbable GREAT SHEARWATER was found in a wooded area near 
DeRuyter Resevoir. The bird was helped into the water where it seemed to be 
swimming normally but later it weakened and was taken to a wildlife 
rehabilitater where, unfortunately, it died. 



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

     7/19: A SEDGE WREN was heard singing from the observation tower at 
South Sandy Creek. 



Compiler’s Note: 
------------
A sad farewell to Jerry Lazarczyk who passed away last week. Jerry was well 
known and liked in our area as he payed many visits to add to his county lists. 


  
     

     

    
 --  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Re: Constantia Merlins
From: "Meredith Leonard merry.st.louis AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:16:32 -0400
I havent posted about our Merlins since early spring. The pair stuck around 
all spring and we located the tree holding the nest downhill from us along 
Onondaga Ave. We live two blocks away, directly above the nest tree so can see 
them coming and going quite well. We heard them every day and saw a lot of 
them, ditto Mickeys report, until the leaves grew. I saw them mate once. As 
the season has worn on we are sure now there are at least 3 total. Lots of 
noise and flying/chasing. We are in the third block of Summit Ave. Email me if 
you want a ring-side seat in our hammock. 


On Jul 20, 2014, at 1:30 PM, 'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net 
[oneidabirds]  wrote: 


> 
> I havent posted about the MERLINS lately, but I have been seeing and/or 
hearing them just about every day since they arrived in mid-May. The nest was 
visible from my backyard for a very short time, but once the trees leafed out, 
I could no longer see it. 

>  
> This morning, around 6 AM, I heard one of the Merlins calling and quickly 
located it. It was perched in a tree and I saw that it had a small bird in its 
talons. It began to pluck the bird and then flew towards the nest tree, 
disappearing from my view. There was another bird calling from the direction 
the Merlin flew, and I suspected that it might be a juvenile. 

>  
> I decided to take a walk down the street to see if I could see the nest from 
the road. As I approached the nest tree along Rt 49, one of the adults started 
calling and flying around, the intensity of its call growing stronger as I 
neared the nest tree. I quickly spotted the reason for the Merlins increased 
agitation  there was a fledgling perched on a branch in a tree adjacent to the 
nest tree. I only saw and heard 1 fledgling, and I didnt stick around all that 
long to search for another. I was satisfied to see the one. I snapped a few 
quick photos and left the area. 

>  
> It was nice to see that the Merlin pair succeeded after failing in their 
nesting attempt last year. Hopefully, this will become an annual occurrence 
here. 

>  
>  
>  
> Mickey Scilingo
> Constantia
> Oswego County, NY
> mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
> 315-679-6299
> 
> 
Subject: Constantia Merlins
From: Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:30:20 -0400
I haven’t posted about the MERLINS lately, but I have been seeing and/or 
hearing them just about every day since they arrived in mid-May. The nest was 
visible from my backyard for a very short time, but once the trees leafed out, 
I could no longer see it. 


This morning, around 6 AM, I heard one of the Merlins calling and quickly 
located it. It was perched in a tree and I saw that it had a small bird in its 
talons. It began to pluck the bird and then flew towards the nest tree, 
disappearing from my view. There was another bird calling from the direction 
the Merlin flew, and I suspected that it might be a juvenile. 


I decided to take a walk down the street to see if I could see the nest from 
the road. As I approached the nest tree along Rt 49, one of the adults started 
calling and flying around, the intensity of its call growing stronger as I 
neared the nest tree. I quickly spotted the reason for the Merlin’s increased 
agitation – there was a fledgling perched on a branch in a tree adjacent to 
the nest tree. I only saw and heard 1 fledgling, and I didn’t stick around 
all that long to search for another. I was satisfied to see the one. I snapped 
a few quick photos and left the area. 


It was nice to see that the Merlin pair succeeded after failing in their 
nesting attempt last year. Hopefully, this will become an annual occurrence 
here. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
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Subject: NNYBirds: Constantia Merlins
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:30:20 -0400
I haven’t posted about the MERLINS lately, but I have been seeing and/or 
hearing them just about every day since they arrived in mid-May. The nest was 
visible from my backyard for a very short time, but once the trees leafed out, 
I could no longer see it. 


This morning, around 6 AM, I heard one of the Merlins calling and quickly 
located it. It was perched in a tree and I saw that it had a small bird in its 
talons. It began to pluck the bird and then flew towards the nest tree, 
disappearing from my view. There was another bird calling from the direction 
the Merlin flew, and I suspected that it might be a juvenile. 


I decided to take a walk down the street to see if I could see the nest from 
the road. As I approached the nest tree along Rt 49, one of the adults started 
calling and flying around, the intensity of its call growing stronger as I 
neared the nest tree. I quickly spotted the reason for the Merlin’s increased 
agitation – there was a fledgling perched on a branch in a tree adjacent to 
the nest tree. I only saw and heard 1 fledgling, and I didn’t stick around 
all that long to search for another. I was satisfied to see the one. I snapped 
a few quick photos and left the area. 


It was nice to see that the Merlin pair succeeded after failing in their 
nesting attempt last year. Hopefully, this will become an annual occurrence 
here. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Constantia Merlins
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:30:20 -0400
I haven’t posted about the MERLINS lately, but I have been seeing and/or 
hearing them just about every day since they arrived in mid-May. The nest was 
visible from my backyard for a very short time, but once the trees leafed out, 
I could no longer see it. 


This morning, around 6 AM, I heard one of the Merlins calling and quickly 
located it. It was perched in a tree and I saw that it had a small bird in its 
talons. It began to pluck the bird and then flew towards the nest tree, 
disappearing from my view. There was another bird calling from the direction 
the Merlin flew, and I suspected that it might be a juvenile. 


I decided to take a walk down the street to see if I could see the nest from 
the road. As I approached the nest tree along Rt 49, one of the adults started 
calling and flying around, the intensity of its call growing stronger as I 
neared the nest tree. I quickly spotted the reason for the Merlin’s increased 
agitation – there was a fledgling perched on a branch in a tree adjacent to 
the nest tree. I only saw and heard 1 fledgling, and I didn’t stick around 
all that long to search for another. I was satisfied to see the one. I snapped 
a few quick photos and left the area. 


It was nice to see that the Merlin pair succeeded after failing in their 
nesting attempt last year. Hopefully, this will become an annual occurrence 
here. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Great Shearwater - bad news
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
With sadness I have to report the Great Shearwater did not survive. I think 
plans are for it to go to the American Museum of Natural History. 



Dave W.
Subject: Great Shearwater photos
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:49:52 -0400 (EDT)
I've put up several photos of the Great Shearwater. There are also photos of an 
unusual-for-July Snowy Owl being harassed by a Northern Mockingbird. Many 
songbirds-in-flight photos from May are also up: grackles, orioles, tanagers, 
waxwings, Purple Martin, Seymour the pheasant (a.k.a. Fred), raptors, etc. I 
have organized albums by taxonomic grouping as well as things like "diving 
ducks in the act of diving". 



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


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


Jim Tarolli also has a nice photo of the shearwater here:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/jtarolli9/


I had a vague recollection of another proper rarity on DeRuyter Reservoir and 
found the record: Brown Pelican in September '03, presumably having received an 
assist from Hurricane Isabel. 



Dave Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Tigger64 AT aol.com
Subject: Great Shearwater update - rescued
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:17:34 -0400 (EDT)
Just a quick update on the DeRuyter Reservoir (Madison County) Great Shearwater 
found by Gian Dodici on Friday morning. Last night there was an opportunity to 
rescue the bird, which was in distress, and get it to a wildlife rehabilitator 
where it could be fed and evaluated. The bird was weak but still feisty when it 
came off the water, and had not been hit (yet) by boat traffic. Thanks to all 
who assisted in the rescue, and I hope for positive updates on the bird's 
condition. 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Tigger64 AT aol.com

Subject: Fwd: Great Shearwater
From: "Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:16 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Jim Tarolli* 
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Subject: Great Shearwater
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 


The Great Shearwater was captured and is being brought to a rehabilitator.

-- 
Jim Tarolli
Baldwinsville, NY




-- 
Jim Tarolli
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Pelagic oddity near DeRuyter
From: "David Wheeler hoodedgull AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:00:48 -0400
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From: *Gian Dodici* 
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pelagic oddity near DeRuyter
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L AT cornell.edu


I stumbled (almost literally) on what I think is a GREATER SHEARWATER in
the woods adjacent to a small trib at the north end of DeRuyter Reservoir
this morning.  The bird seemed to be in decent condition so I released it
into the reservoir where it was last seen swimming in the northwest corner
of the reservoir.  Not sure how long it's been around, or how it ended up
in the woods, but it appears to be a long way from home.

https://plus.google.com/photos/108162973708281960515/albums/6037460891881380593

Gian
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Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker
From: "Rosanne Costello kcostel1 AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:13:17 -0400
This morning at Sunset Bay Park in Scriba we spotted an adult Red-headed 
Woodpecker, several adult and young Baltimore Orioles, a small flock of Cedar 
Waxwings, Catbirds, a Redstart and a male Cardinal. 


Rosanne Costello
Oswego, NY
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Subject: Re: Great Blue Heron breakfast
From: "Thomas J McKay tjmckay AT syr.edu [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:07:41 +0000
Some friends I visited this summer said that they watched a great blue heron 
stalk, catch and swallow a chipmunk this summer. (This was on Wellesley Island, 
so it is not as though there were no fish around.) 


Tom McKay

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[oneidabirds]" 
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Subject: [OneidaBirds] Great Blue Heron breakfast



While checking Bluebird boxes on a golf course that runs next to a small 
stream, I saw a Great Blue standing with something dark hanging from its mouth 
that caught my eye. The Heron was shaking a rodent. It would put it on the 
ground and pick it up to shake it again. He repeated this about 10 times before 
swallowing the critter. Quite a large mouse or vole I would guess. I was at 
quite a distance. 


Sadly in one box, I had one dead bluebird young with two others alive and 
hopefully well. I was glad for them to be able to remove their sibling, as the 
odor -- although I guess they don't have much sense of smell -- was memorable. 


It's nearly time for Cardinal Flower blooms, and I hope to see some along the 
banks of the golf course stream as in past years, but the stream was dredged up 
last year with the soil piled high along the banks and the plants may not have 
fared so well with the massive upheaval. 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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Subject: Great Blue Heron breakfast
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:54:02 -0400
While checking Bluebird boxes on a golf course that runs next to a small 
stream, I saw a Great Blue standing with something dark hanging from its mouth 
that caught my eye. The Heron was shaking a rodent. It would put it on the 
ground and pick it up to shake it again. He repeated this about 10 times before 
swallowing the critter. Quite a large mouse or vole I would guess. I was at 
quite a distance. 


Sadly in one box, I had one dead bluebird young with two others alive and 
hopefully well. I was glad for them to be able to remove their sibling, as the 
odor -- although I guess they don't have much sense of smell -- was memorable. 


It's nearly time for Cardinal Flower blooms, and I hope to see some along the 
banks of the golf course stream as in past years, but the stream was dredged up 
last year with the soil piled high along the banks and the plants may not have 
fared so well with the massive upheaval. 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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Subject: Great Blue Heron breakfast
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:54:02 -0400
While checking Bluebird boxes on a golf course that runs next to a small 
stream, I saw a Great Blue standing with something dark hanging from its mouth 
that caught my eye. The Heron was shaking a rodent. It would put it on the 
ground and pick it up to shake it again. He repeated this about 10 times before 
swallowing the critter. Quite a large mouse or vole I would guess. I was at 
quite a distance. 


Sadly in one box, I had one dead bluebird young with two others alive and 
hopefully well. I was glad for them to be able to remove their sibling, as the 
odor -- although I guess they don't have much sense of smell -- was memorable. 


It's nearly time for Cardinal Flower blooms, and I hope to see some along the 
banks of the golf course stream as in past years, but the stream was dredged up 
last year with the soil piled high along the banks and the plants may not have 
fared so well with the massive upheaval. 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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Subject: Birding at the old Oneida County Dump
From: "June Cowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:05:15 -0700
Spent an hour and a half up at the old dump. Birds that I knew where: Catbird, 
Robin, Red Wings, Common llow Throat, Phoebe, Cedar Wax Wings, Song Sparrow, 
Gold Finch, Eastern Towhee. The three we weren't sure of was maybe a Viero, 
Bobolinks, and Eastern Meadowlarks. 



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Subject: Migration
From: "Bill Purcell wpurcell AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:46:26 -0400
A little sign of fall migration around the house today with two species that 
dont breed here. The first was a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and the other was a 
male Golden-winged Warbler. My last record of a singing Golden-winged here was 
in 1999. 


Bill Purcell
Hastings NY





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Subject: Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers nesting at Fair Haven
From: "phil bonn philbonn55 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:15:30 -0400
Thanks Jim for the info! Found them easily enough and had a good time
watching/photgraphing

Phillip
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:36:32 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 14, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 14. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 07, 2013 - July 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: July 14 AT 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#401 Monday July 14, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 07, 2014
 
Highlights:
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LEAST BITTERN
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
PEREGRINE FALCON
GOLDEN EAGLE
STILT SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
BLACK TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
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     7/10: At least 4 LEAST BITTERNS were again seen in the cattails near 
the far end of LaRue’s Lagoon along the Wildlife Trail. 6 SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 20 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 210 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 
270 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 3 KILLDEER were seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

     7/12: 2 newly fledged RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen in the presence 
of the two adults at Mays Point Pool Road. 



Madison County
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     7/10: An adult GOLDEN EAGLE was seen feeding on a deer carcass on East 
Road south of Cazenovia. 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were seen hunting near Hunt Hill 
near Sheds. 



Onondaga County
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    7/8: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was again seen on Fenner Road near the 
Jacksonville Cemetary in Lysander. 

     7/9: Another ACADIAN FLYCATCHER nest was located in Whiskey Hollow. At 
least one of more birds were seen on recent visits this week. 

     7/11: A Fledgling PEREGRINE FALCON, the first in some years, was seen 
at the nest box in downtown Syracuse. 

     7/12: A LEAST BITTERN was seen flying in the big marsh near the Bald 
Eagle nest in Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 



Oswego County
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     7/8: A LAWRENCE’S WARBLER was seen on Baum Road in Hastings.
     7/11: A BLACK TERN was seen with the Common Tern Colony on Oneida Lake 
from Constantia. 



Oneida County
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     7/9: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was again seen at Spring Farm Nature Center 
south of Clinton. 



Cayuga County
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     7/14: A pair of adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen coming to a nest 
hole on West Barrier Beach at Fair Haven State Park. 

     

     

    
         
   

--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Red-headed Woodpeckers nesting at Fair Haven
From: "Jim Tarolli jmtarolli9 AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:32:40 -0400
This morning I found a pair of nesting Red-headed Woodpeckers at West
Barrier Park, Fair Haven.

Here is the location of the nest:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jtarolli9/14468295967/

Both adults were very active in bringing food to the nest.  I was there for
about an hour and a half, and they were bringing food to the nest the
entire time.  At one point, I saw one of the Woodpeckers to go the beach,
and pick insects out of the ground, then bring it to the nest.

Here is the link to some photos from today:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jtarolli9/


Jim Tarolli
Baldwinsville, NY
Subject: RE: Tully, N.Y. A very busy House Wren
From: "junecowles junecowles AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:36:13 -0400
I have read some where that they will build what looks like nests to ward off 
competitors.  Also that they will destroy a bluebird nest and eggs if you have 
bluebirds. Ours is singing all day too. He files between all the different 
nests we have in the yard. He is the only one we hear. 



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From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]"
Date:07/13/2014 5:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [OneidaBirds] Tully, N.Y. A very busy House Wren
As I was birding in my backyard yesterday, I opened up one of my bluebird boxes and found it filled to the top with small twigs, presumably from an old apple tree. Over the past week, a House Wren has perched on top of this same nesting box, singing almost constantly. There is another House Wren that sings across from my home in the Quail Ridge Housing Development. Any ideas as to what is going on. Good birding. Gene Huggins.
Subject: Tully, N.Y. A very busy House Wren
From: "gwren70 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 13 Jul 2014 14:57:51 -0700
As I was birding in my backyard yesterday, I opened up one of my bluebird boxes 
and found it filled to the top with small twigs, presumably from an old apple 
tree. Over the past week, a House Wren has perched on top of this same nesting 
box, singing almost constantly. There is another House Wren that sings across 
from my home in the Quail Ridge Housing Development. Any ideas as to what is 
going on. Good birding. 

 Gene Huggins.
 

  
Subject: Ravens Onondaga Lake flyover
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 07:29:57 -0400
Had 3 common Ravens fly over lake, calling and being mobbed by crows. This was 
3 days ago. Sorry to be so slow. 

Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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Subject: Syracuse Peregrine family
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:40:52 -0700
At 6:30PM I first saw the fledgling perched by the nest box. He then flew on to 
Clinton Square where an adult brought 
foodhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14445285918/ Homing in on 
Barb's calls I found them. It seems the chick is progressing with flying 
skills. good birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: some raptors today...
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:20:32 -0400
Returning from Cazenovia midday on East Road, we saw a Golden Eagle feeding
on a deer carcass just south of Kissamee Farm... they lost a huge old maple
there in the recent storm.  The bird flew up but didn't go far; got a very
good look.  After turning onto our road from Route 80, we saw two Northern
Goshawks circling and hunting very close to the treetops just north of our
house.  They gradually moved up over Hunt Hill (Three Springs state forest)
and out of sight.  Quite a few new groups of babies at the feeders today,
including fluttering Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles, Titmice,
and Blue Jays, along with the usual visitors.  More Purple Finches than
usual today, as well.  Still hearing young Ravens making a great deal of
noise in the woods; they sound like someone in desperate straits!

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: House Wren
From: "'junecowles AT yahoo.com' junecowles@yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:47:24 -0700
We have had a house wren hanging around for the first time this year. He was up 
on our deck tonight for a few minutes. Also have a couple of young female 
Baltimore Orioles around. Benn fun watching them the last few weeks. 


June Cowles
Augusta Center
Subject: Magic in Whiskey Hollow
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:10:29 -0700
  I had one of those mornings in Whiskey Hollow today. It started when I 
heard MOURNING WARBLER chipping. I got the camera and thought I could get a 
pic. As I approached the chipping both male and female jumped out of the bush 
into the road and went into full distraction mode. Both had food in their 
mouth. Try as I may I couldn't get a picture on the road. I eventually got the 
male on a branch at close range. Continuing down the road I started to hear 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER female, but quite a distance from the nest I found a couple 
weeks ago. I followed her calling (not the song the male usually sings) and was 
rewarded with seeing her jump into a nest. 

  Pictures of both can be seen at my flickr site at 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jbrin/ 


Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:29:59 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 07, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 07. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

July 01, 2013 - July 07, 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 07 AT 8:30 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#400 Monday July 07, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
July 01, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

LEAST BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
AMERICAN AVOCET
WHIP-POOR-WILL
ORCHARD ORIOLE

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

     7/4: At least 5 LEAST BITTERNS were seen flying along the Wildlife 
Drive near the end of Larue’s Lagoon. The two adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS 
were observed feeding a fledgling on May’s Point Pool Road. They were seen 
throught the week including today. 

     7/5: 2 adult and 2 young SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the marsh on 
VanDyne Spoor Road. 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the marsh on Morgan Road. 

     7/7: 4 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the marsh on Morgan Road. 2 
DOWITCHER SPECIES were seen distantly. At least 2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen 
along the Wildlife Drive, again at the end of Larue’s Lagoon. 3 BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERONS were seen at the Deep Muck Mitigation Marsh near Savannah Spring 
Lake Road. 



Onondaga County
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     7/5: 3 ORCHARD ORIOLES were spotted at Green Lakes State Park.


Oswego County
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     7/2: An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at the mouth of the Salmon River. 
     7/4: 2 WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard on Lily Marsh Road in the Town of New 
Haven. 


    
         
   

--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Onondaga Hill Owl
From: "welch_m_lisa AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Jul 2014 14:00:39 -0700
 
A friend just posted this pic of an owl, presumably Barred, on the street sign 
at Onondaga Blvd and W Onondaga St 
Subject: Whip-poor-wills
From: "Wayne Fidler wayne13114 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2014 05:51:08 -0700
Last night I stopped on the west end of lilly marsh RD in new haven (near the 
muck) and heard two distant WHIP-POOR-WILLS calling to the north east. 

Wayne Fidler
Mexico NY

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Subject: American Avocet
From: "William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:10:13 -0400
Pat Burns called me this evening and gave a good description of an adult 
American Avocet seen at the mouth of the Salmon River. The bird was seen today 
but flew north as his canoe approached. Fall migration is upon us. 


Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

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Subject: State Tower fledgling
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:55:51 -0700
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14560805972/ Meet Barb, the first 
new fledgling in years. The parents are Pigott and an unnamed tiercel. Good 
birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: More bluebird photos
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 10:49:39 -0400 (EDT)
I've posted more photos of the bluebird from 9 May. At the moment they are at 
the top of the photostream and I have grouped them in a folder of their own. 



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


Taxonomic Groups:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/sets/


Bluebird:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/sets/72157645468229712/


David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Turkey poult
From: "ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 02 Jul 2014 06:51:42 -0700
Today while driving on Indian Hill Road in the Town of Pompey near Manlius I 
saw an adult turkey and at least one poult sneak off into the woods along the 
road. 


There's grouse everywhere!

Good birding.

Chris Spagnoli
Town of Pompey
 

Subject: Bald Eagle and other photos up / Derby Hill Tues.
From: <tigger64 AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:42:26 -0400
Strong south winds brought a few raptors past Derby Hill today, mostly 
Red-tails and Bald Eagles. I've put up a bunch of photos on Flickr, including 
the eagles, Kingfisher flying with a fish, etc. Many new photos of birds in 
flight are now sorted by taxonomic group. 



There is also a photo of an interesting bluebird, possibly Mountain Bluebird, 
that passed with a flock of E. Bluebirds in May. 



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David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY

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Subject: Bald Eagle and other photos up / Derby Hill Tues.
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:42:26 -0400 (EDT)
Strong south winds brought a few raptors past Derby Hill today, mostly 
Red-tails and Bald Eagles. I've put up a bunch of photos on Flickr, including 
the eagles, Kingfisher flying with a fish, etc. Many new photos of birds in 
flight are now sorted by taxonomic group. 



There is also a photo of an interesting bluebird, possibly Mountain Bluebird, 
that passed with a flock of E. Bluebirds in May. 



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


Taxonomic Groups:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/sets/


David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:02:32 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* July 01, 2014
*  NYSY  07. 01. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

June 23, 2013 - July 01, 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 01 AT 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#399 Monday July 01, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
June 23, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

LEAST BITTERN
EURASIAN WIGEON
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
PECTORAL SANDPIPER
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WHIP-POOR-WILL
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
SEDGE WREN
SWAINSON’S THRUSH
ORCHARD ORIOLE
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
HENSLOW’S SPARROW

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

     6/27: 5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS  herold in the 
fall? migration of shorebirds at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 

     6/28: 4 LEAST BITTERNS were seen in the marshes on Morgan Road.


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

     6/28: 4 ORCHARD ORIOLES were found at Green Lakes State Park.
     6/29: At least 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS continue at Whiskey Hollow.


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

     6/28: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at Spring Farm Nature Center.
     6/30: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen on North Gage Road near Poland.


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

     6/29: 4 WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard in the gravel pits on County Rt.17 
north of Oneida Lake. 



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

     6/29: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found on Beaver/Satterlee Road.


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

     6/27: At Fort Drum fortunate birders were treated to CLAY-COLORED 
SPARROW, SEDGE WREN, WHIP-POOR-WILL and COMMON NIGHTHAWK. WHIP-POOR-WILL was 
also heard on Burnt Rock Road. HENSLOW SPARROW was heard on Dog Hill Road in 
the Perch River WMA. 

     6/29: 2 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS were again heard on Dog Hill Road.

         
   

--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: Northern bobwhite
From: "ccspagnoli AT hotmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Jul 2014 03:20:51 -0700
I woke around 6 a.m. to the sound of a Northern bobwhite calling regularly and 
leisurely from on or near my property. Presumably this bird was released for 
hunting. 


Also, a few weeks ago I checked out the green heron nest on my property, and 
there were two large chicks - one in the nest and one already branching out. 


Good birding.

Chris Spagnoli
Town of Pompey
 

Subject: Re: more Whip-poor-wills
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:57:16 -0400
A friend told me recently that a few years ago he heard Whip-poor-wills behind 
the Walmart in Rome on 69 heading toward Camden. I haven't been out there to 
check it out. Just FYI. 


Judy Thurber
Liverpool

Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 29, 2014, at 8:46 PM, "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net 
[oneidabirds]"  wrote: 

> 
> I heard WHIP-POOR-WILLS calling from 5 different locations at the Sand and 
Gravel Pit on Rt 17 in North Constantia this morning. The first started singing 
at 4:35 AM from the east side of the road. Then a few minutes later, I heard 
one call twice from very near the road about 50 feet north of where I was 
standing. Then a minute later, one started singing from not too far away on the 
west side of the road. I am assuming that the last two are from the same bird. 
I later heard 2 others singing farther away on the west side of the road 
simultaneously, with the near Whip joining in for a 3 bird serenade. So I am 
guessing that I heard 4 birds there. 

>  
>  
> Mickey Scilingo
> Constantia
> Oswego County, NY
> mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
> 315-679-6299
> 
Subject: more Whip-poor-wills
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:46:16 -0400
I heard WHIP-POOR-WILLS calling from 5 different locations at the Sand and 
Gravel Pit on Rt 17 in North Constantia this morning. The first started singing 
at 4:35 AM from the east side of the road. Then a few minutes later, I heard 
one call twice from very near the road about 50 feet north of where I was 
standing. Then a minute later, one started singing from not too far away on the 
west side of the road. I am assuming that the last two are from the same bird. 
I later heard 2 others singing farther away on the west side of the road 
simultaneously, with the near Whip joining in for a 3 bird serenade. So I am 
guessing that I heard 4 birds there. 



Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Upland Sandpipers
From: "lightpainter AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 29 Jun 2014 17:06:33 -0700
Betty Armbruster and I found 4 UPLAND SANDPIPERS this morning around 9:30 a.m. 
on North Gage Road in the town of Poland. One flew up from the field right next 
to the road along with a WILSON’S SNIPE. It joined the other three sandpipers 
sitting on fence posts on the far side of the field on the north side of the 
road. This was about half way between Route 8 and the intersection with Harris 
Road. We are assuming that this is probably a family group. 

  
 We were able to get good long looks at the snipe since it landed on the 
telephone line right ahead of our car. In addition, we found SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 
MEADOWLARKS, BOBOLINKS, and KILLDEER in the same field. 

  
 Cheri Sassman
 
 Utica, NY
 

Subject: OAS Green Lakes State Park field trip on 6/28
From: "'Paul Richardson' vireo2 AT verizon.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:22:13 -0400
Hello all,

 

This morning I led a group of 9 birders on an Onondaga Audubon Society Field
Trip to Green Lakes State Park. Due to the warm temperatures I decided to
stay mainly in the wooded areas. Highlights were good looks at Bobolink,
Red-belied Woodpecker, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Indigo Bunting.  

 

Good Birding,

 

Paul Richardson

President

Onondaga Audubon Society

Vireo2 AT verizon.net

 
Subject: Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Monk Parakeets
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:22:13 -0400
FYI folks.
Judy Thurber
Liverpool

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> No Monk Parakeets all day in Hector/Tango Oaks Rd. site, Fri. June 27.
> I was there off and on until 7:30 PM and they did not appear.
> Donna Scott
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> Sent: Friday, June 27, 2014 1:34 PM
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Monk Parakeets
> 
> Not present for the many waiting birders!
> It is 1:30 so maybe they are sleeping, or have flown a long distance. I have 
been here over an hour. 

> 
> BTW the shed will not be demolished till Fall. However, the farmers would try 
to relocate the birds if they catch them. 

> They have a bird cage in the shed & actually saw the parakeets in it. Guess 
the people weren't near enuf to shut the cage door. 

> 
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Subject: new fledglings, and more...
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:46:52 -0400
This morning we have been seeing many new Rose-Breasted Grosbeak babies,
begging and fluttering at the feeders.  The parent birds are offering them
bits of suet, grape jam, and sunflower seeds (the standard fare!)  At least
one family of Orioles has been visiting the suet and jam, as well, also
loudly clamoring for food.  Two baby White-Breasted Nuthatches arrived with
great noise and fluttering; the worn-looking parent bird was feeding them
sunflower seeds and suet bits.  I expect young Chickadees any day, judging
by the appearance of the adult birds.  Many new Purple Finches visiting
along with adults, and Field Sparrows on the suet daily.We have seen adult
and juvenile Red-Headed Woodpeckers at the suet; not able to be quick
enough for photos.  Two neighbors are also seeing them; hopefully, someone
will get a current photo.  Yesterday afternoon I saw a male Cerulean
Warbler at the edge of our lower meadow, in the trees above the spring
stream.  It flew off to the west up toward Three Springs State Forest.  I'd
not seen one this close to the road before.  A Northern Goshawk is hunting
the valley this morning; not much wind, looks like good updrafts. There are
lots of the usual feeder visitors, as well, including male and female
Indigo Buntings.  Two males had a singing duel yesterday afternoon, each on
a side of the 6' garden fence, carrying on for at least 10 minutes.  Loud!
We are doing our utmost to try to preserve this area in the face of
impending heavy industrial construction; this is too special a place to
lose, for our neighbors and ourselves  but more so for all the birds. Not
too many places have this combination of forests, wetlands, meadows, and
flowing springs.

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: Monk Parakeets
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:10:37 -0400
Went to see the Monk Parakeets in Hector this afternoon. Beautiful birds...what 
colors. Also stopped at May's Pt Rd S to see Red-headed Woodpeckers and at Knox 
Marcellus where there were Black and Caspian Terns, Sandhill Crane, Great 
Egret, GW Teal, Yellowlegs, Bald Eagle, etc. Swallows lining the wires on 89. 


Great show from Parakeets and Woodpeckers!

Judy Thurber
Liverpool

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Subject: Monk Parakeets Hector Rt 414
From: "Judith Thurber jathurber AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:53:33 -0400
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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:12:30 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* June 23, 2014
*  NYSY  06. 23. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

June 16, 2013 - June 23, 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: June 23 AT 5:30 a.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#398 Monday June 23, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
June 16, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------
COMMON LOON
SANDHILL CRANE
BLACK TERN
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
CERULEAN WARBLER
ORCHARD ORIOLE
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
HENSLOW’S SPARROW

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

     6/18: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen in the wooded area on 
Armitage Road. 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue in the dead trees on Mays 
Point Road. 

     6/19: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road. 
     6/20: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in Snox-Marsellus Marsh.
     6/22: Both PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were found in the wooded area on 
Armitage Road. A CERULEAN WARBLER was heard also. 



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

     6/21: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues to be found at GreenLakes State 
Park. 

     6/22: A CERULEAN WARBLER continues to sing in Whiskey Hollow. An 
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was discovered on a nest in Whiskey Hollow. An ORCHARD 
ORIOLE was again seen at Green Lakes State Park. 



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

     6/17: A BLACK TERN was seen at Sandy Pond.
     6/21: A rather out of place COMMON LOON was seen flying in the 
Constantia area.  



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

     6/19: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Ditchbank Road.


Jefferson  County
------------

     6/23: 3 HENSLOW’S SPARROWS were found on Doghill Road, a known 
location for this rarity. 


     
   

--  end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.
Subject: OAS FIELD TRIP SATURDAY, JUNE 28: GREEN LAKES STATE PARK
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:04:13 -0400
*OAS FIELD TRIP*
*SATURDAY, JUNE 28*
*GREEN LAKES STATE PARK*

Our popular field trips to Green Lakes State Park continue. Led by birders
well acquainted with the park, each hike takes from three to five hours,
depending on trail length and weather conditions. These trips are a great
way for families and new birders to see local birds, and for experienced
birders to explore unknown places in the park. Right now, birds are still
singing and feeding young, and the park's mature forest can offer
surprising sightings.

Participants are asked to bring their own water and insect repellent.
Please contact Paul Richardson at 315-488-5022 for details on time and
meeting place for this week's trip.
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - US-NY-Memphis-1434-1498 Whiskey Hollow Rd, Jun 22, 2014
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:44:18 -0700
Still some good birds in Whiskey Hollow.

Joseph Brin
Baldwinsville, N.Y.


On Sunday, June 22, 2014 4:41 PM, "do-not-reply AT ebird.org" 
 wrote: 

 


US-NY-Memphis-1434-1498 Whiskey Hollow Rd, Onondaga, US-NY
Jun 22, 2014 10:01 AM - 10:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:   
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.4 22 species Red-tailed Hawk 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Acadian Flycatcher 2 Male singing. Female on nest. Another whistle song of possible third bird. Acadian Flycatcher on nest Red-eyed Vireo 4 Black-capped Chickadee 3 Veery 6 Wood Thrush 3 Mourning Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 1 Hooded Warbler 2 Cerulean Warbler 1 Continuing male singing in same spot since May 12. Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Vesper Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 3 Scarlet Tanager 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Indigo Bunting 2 American Goldfinch 3 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18860765 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Green Lakes SP, Jun 21, 2014
From: "'jerry' JCASEJR AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:28:22 -0400
this mornings field trip results are below. Had a group of 3 plus Judy out 
there solo. Highlight was a Clay-colored sparrow up in the open shubby field 
carrying food. S. tanager in the caming area as we came back. great morning 
to be out.

jerry case
----- Original Message ----- 
From: 
To: 
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2014 5:20 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Green Lakes SP, Jun 21, 2014


> Green Lakes SP, Onondaga, US-NY
> Jun 21, 2014 7:30 AM - 11:10 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     This birding effort was an Onondaga Audubon 
> Society-organized field trip led by Jerry Case.
> 39 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Great Blue Heron  2
> Red-tailed Hawk  2
> Ring-billed Gull  1
> Chimney Swift  1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
> Northern Flicker  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
> Willow Flycatcher  1     We heard it call fitz-bew.
> Empidonax sp.  3
> Eastern Phoebe  2
> Eastern Kingbird  3
> Red-eyed Vireo  8
> Blue Jay  1
> American Crow  3
> Tree Swallow  10
> White-breasted Nuthatch  1
> Eastern Bluebird  1
> Wood Thrush  5
> American Robin  18
> Gray Catbird  13
> Brown Thrasher  6
> European Starling  14
> Cedar Waxwing  15
> Common Yellowthroat  11
> Yellow Warbler  7
> Eastern Towhee  2
> Chipping Sparrow  1
> Clay-colored Sparrow  1     We had long looks at the sparrow, which had an 
> obvious white median head-stripe, a clean pale breast and underside, and 
> pale bill. Located in shrubs in a field
> Field Sparrow  3
> Song Sparrow  11
> Scarlet Tanager  1
> Northern Cardinal  4
> Indigo Bunting  4
> Bobolink  3
> Red-winged Blackbird  18
> Common Grackle  5
> Brown-headed Cowbird  1
> Orchard Oriole  1
> Baltimore Oriole  2
> American Goldfinch  11
>
> View this checklist online at 
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Subject: Common Loon
From: Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo AT gte.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:53:40 -0400
I had an adult COMMON LOON fly over my yard this morning around 5:30. It 
appears to have taken off from Oneida Lake and was heading in a northeast 
direction. I guess it is running a bit behind schedule. 




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Oswego County, NY
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Subject: NNYBirds: Common Loon
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:53:40 -0400
I had an adult COMMON LOON fly over my yard this morning around 5:30. It 
appears to have taken off from Oneida Lake and was heading in a northeast 
direction. I guess it is running a bit behind schedule. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
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Subject: Common Loon
From: "'Mickey Scilingo' mickey.scilingo AT gte.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:53:40 -0400
I had an adult COMMON LOON fly over my yard this morning around 5:30. It 
appears to have taken off from Oneida Lake and was heading in a northeast 
direction. I guess it is running a bit behind schedule. 




Mickey Scilingo
Constantia
Oswego County, NY
mickey.scilingo AT gte.net
315-679-6299
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo
From: "Judy Wright wryt-on AT twcny.rr.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:04:49 -0400
There was a Black-billed Cuckoo calling this morning from the wooded area, just 
west of the bridge, on the road that separates the upper section from the pond 
area of the Van Buren Town Park. Nothing else unusual. 


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








Subject: Swamp Sparrow
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:36:23 -0700
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14461371444/in/photostream/

Thursday at the Boardwalk I was able to image this bird. from the second 
landing looking east. Meanwhile a Baltimore Oriole fed 2 fledged young high up 
a branch. Good birding, Mitch Nusbaum 
Subject: OAS Field Trip Saturday, JUNE 21
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:32:30 -0400
*Apologies: the previous announcement had the wrong month.*

*OAS FIELD TRIP*
*SATURDAY, JUNE 21*
*GREEN LAKES STATE PARK*

Our popular field trips to Green Lakes State Park continue. Led by birders
well acquainted with the park, each hike takes from three to five hours,
depending on trail length and weather conditions. These trips are a great
way for families and new birders to see local birds, and for experienced
birders to explore unknown places in the park. Participants are asked to
bring their own water and insect repellent.

Please contact Jerry Case at 315-687-9599 for details on time and meeting
place for this week's trip.
Subject: OAS FIELD TRIP SATURDAY: GREEN LAKES STATE PARK
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:22:02 -0400
*OAS FIELD TRIP*
*SATURDAY, MAY 21*
*GREEN LAKES STATE PARK*

Our popular field trips to Green Lakes State Park continue. Led by birders
well acquainted with the park, each hike takes from three to five hours,
depending on trail length and weather conditions. These trips are a great
way for families and new birders to see local birds, and for experienced
birders to explore unknown places in the park. Participants are asked to
bring their own water and insect repellent.

Please contact Jerry Case at 315-687-9599 for details on time and meeting
place for this week's trip.
Subject: Re: Mystery Swallow
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:33:10 -0400 (EDT)
I think it's a Bank Swallow where the perched posture or feather fluff is 
obscuring the brown breastband. 



A key question might be: what age is it and/or what plumage are we seeing?


Dave W.



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From: Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds] 
 

To: Brenda Best 
Cc: Oneidabirds 
Sent: Sat, Jun 14, 2014 2:43 pm
Subject: Re: [OneidaBirds] Mystery Swallow


 
  
    
                  

Hi Brenda--


After studying your photos against the new Sibley's, I am wondering whether 
this is a Bank Swallow. 



Some of your photos seem to show a band at the top of the breast. The bird also 
has a pale forehead and white throat and is fully white underneath (except for 
the unexplainable buffy blotches). 



It may be a stretch, but the buffy bits make me think it might be a juvenile 
Cave Swallow (up from Texas?) that still has the white throat and buffy breast 
and flanks. This would be more than a bit early to see this bird here, but 
stranger things have been known to happen in Central New York. 



I will be very interested to see what our resident experts make of your bird!


Cheers and good birding--
Rose DeNeve
Liverpool, NY




On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds] 
 wrote: 


 
 
  
    
                  
Matt Voelker and I birded Montezuma NWR today. Along the wildlife drive, I 
spotted this swallow that I am having difficulty ID'ing. I've put up 5 pictures 
here: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/22146769 AT N03/sets/72157644749083240/

The swallow was hanging out on the main pool side and close to the drive, 
before the piles of dirt on the right way before the turn toward Benning Marsh. 
It would fly right and left parallel to the drive, and then come back to land 
in the same spot. 


Notice the buffy nape, a few black feathers in the wing, scattered light 
rusty-colored feathers in the breast, light rusty-colored throat, and pale 
forehead. 


Is this just a weird Northern Rough-winged Swallow?

Brenda
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Brenda Best
Durhamville, NY
bestbird AT me.com


    
             

  




    
             

  
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:14:58 -0700
RBA

* New York
* Syracuse
* June 16, 2014
* NYSY 06. 16. 14

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):

June 09, 2013 - June 16, 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: June 09 AT 6:30 a.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org


#397 Monday June 16, 2014

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
June 09, 2014

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

GREAT EGRET
SNOW GOOSE
VIRGINIA RAIL
UPLAND SANDPIPER
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
ORCHARD ORIOLE
PINE SISKIN




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

  6/9: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was again seen on Armitage Road.
  6/11: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (probably a nesting pair) continues on Mays 
Point Pool Road.   

  6/14: An ORCHARD ORIOLE and a SNOW GOOSE were spotted along the wildlife 
drive. 

  6/15: A SANDHILL CRANE and a GREAT EGRET were seen in Knox-Marsellus 
Marsh. 



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

  6/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at a feeder on Carpenter Road near 
Sheds. 



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

  6/9: An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Lizard Spring Bog near 
Stillwater Reservoir. 

  6/14: A WHIP-POOR-WILL and a PINE SISKIN were found at Shawangunk Nature 
Preserve near Hinkley Reservoir. 



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

  6/10: A CERULEAN WARBLER was found at Verona Beach State Park.
  6/11: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again seen on Harris Road in Poland.


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

  6/14: A MERLIN was again found in Constantia.


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

  6/14: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continues on Fenner Road north of Lamson Road. 
Single CERULEAN WARBLERS were heard at Whiskey hollow and Beaver Lake Nature 
Center 

  6/15: 12 VIRGINIA RAILS, including young, were seen along 60 Road in Three 
Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A SORA was heard also. A male and female 
ORCHARD ORIOLE were observed feeding young at a nest on Perry Road near Whiskey 
Hollow. 


  
 

-- end report



Joseph Brin
Region 5
Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 U.S.A.
Subject: Re: recent sightings in our area
From: "William Purcell w31purcell AT icloud.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:14:30 -0400
Breeding Bird Atlas data is online at:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/51030.html

You can get both maps and block data there. 

Bill Purcell
Hastings NY

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 16, 2014, at 3:51 PM, "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" 
 wrote: 

> 
> We are beginning to have new fledglings arrive at the feeders; today there 
was a line of 4 baby purple finches perched on the line in front of the north 
feeders, loudly demanding to be fed. The parent birds were doing their best. A 
new baby downy woodpecker arrived, overshooting its goal twice before managing 
to grab the suet cage; its bedraggled parent jammed chunks of suet in as fast 
as possible. The oriole family nesting in our large old maple tree is becoming 
noisy; both parents are cleaning out orange sections, jam, and suet. Tree 
swallows have fledged, house wrens (two nests ) are close, catbirds also close. 
Many small nests of yellowthroat and yellow warblers in the scrub on our 
sidehill. An adult red-headed woodpecker was on the suet today, as well, and a 
neighbor reports seeing one regularly. We will try to get photos if we can. 
This morning in our upper field I had a pretty good look at a male cerulean 
warbler on the woods edge, and could hear Chestnut-sided warblers clearly.. 
Field sparrows have brought babies to the suet, too. A kestrel has been hunting 
the open field just south of the gas pipeline junction at the north end of 
Carpenter Road. 

>  
> Would anyone have a copy of the 2004 Breeding Bird Atlas I might borrow or 
purchase? I am attempting to document and verify our summer residents in the 
blocks encompassing the Towns of DeRuyter, Georgetown, Cazenovia, and Nelson. 

>  
> Good birding to all,
>  
> Linda Salter
> Carpenter Road, near Sheds 
> 
Subject: recent sightings in our area
From: "Linda Salter lhsalter AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:51:13 -0400
We are beginning to have new fledglings arrive at the feeders; today there
was a line of 4 baby purple finches perched on the line in front of the
north feeders, loudly demanding to be fed.  The parent birds were doing
their best.  A new baby downy woodpecker arrived, overshooting its goal
twice before managing to grab the suet cage; its bedraggled parent jammed
chunks of suet in as fast as possible.  The oriole family nesting in our
large old maple tree is becoming noisy; both parents are cleaning out
orange sections, jam, and suet.  Tree swallows have fledged, house wrens
(two nests ) are close, catbirds also close.  Many small nests of
yellowthroat and yellow warblers in the scrub on our sidehill.  An adult
red-headed woodpecker was on the suet today, as well, and a neighbor
reports seeing one regularly.  We will try to get photos if we can. This
morning in our upper field I had a pretty good look at a male cerulean
warbler on the woods edge, and could hear Chestnut-sided warblers
clearly..  Field sparrows have brought babies to the suet, too. A kestrel
has been hunting the open field just south of the gas pipeline junction at
the north end of Carpenter Road.

Would anyone have a copy of the 2004 Breeding Bird Atlas I might borrow or
purchase?  I am attempting to document and verify our summer residents in
the blocks encompassing the Towns of DeRuyter, Georgetown, Cazenovia, and
Nelson.

Good birding to all,

Linda Salter
Carpenter Road, near Sheds
Subject: Birding the trail upslope of Honeywell
From: "Mitchell Nusbaum mnusbaum25 AT yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:49:45 -0700 (PDT)
There seems to be Ospreys nesting atop a cell tower who hunt the area off the 
visitors center.They were around today. Many Yellows Common Yellowthroats and 
Redstarts heard.https://www.flickr.com/photos/51058083 AT N03/14245493839/Least 
Flycatchers, Cowbirds and Field sparrows are also heard at the brushy habitat 
near the gazebo. At the Creek walk the Savannah Sparrow continues to make his 
presence felt. 6 Killdeer may be breeding in the area. Good birding, Mitch 
Nusbaum 
Subject: Yellow bellied sapsucker
From: "'junecowles AT yahoo.com' junecowles@yahoo.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:46:52 -0700 (PDT)
Saw a yellow bellied sapsucker on Gorton Lake road in Stockwell today. 

June
Subject: 12 Virginia Rails
From: "Gregg D gggdash AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:20:15 -0400
Had a pleasant surprise on my bike ride in Three Rivers this morning.

 I stopped at the marsh on Sixty road near Kellogg and found 12 Virginia
Rails. One was kidik calling constantly and all but two were seen. At one
point two adults flew over a 6ft gap in the cattails soon followed by seven
swimming little black puffballs.

Also, 1 Sora whinnying.

Gregg Dashnau
Baldwinsville
Subject: Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions
From: "Tim willowcreek00 AT windstream.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:37:45 -0400 (EDT)
Applogies. Thought my sig line was set up.

Tim Whitens
Fulton, NY



----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim willowcreek00 AT windstream.net [oneidabirds]" 
 

To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:35:15 AM
Subject: Re: [OneidaBirds] Golden Eagle & Loon questions

Yes, I remember several years ago reading about loons at the southern end of 
Skaneateles Lake in breeding season. I think it was from an experienced birder. 


Tim 



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From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" 
 

To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:45:31 AM
Subject: Re: [OneidaBirds] Golden Eagle & Loon questions

I also heard of that, but don't know any details or who reported 
it.  Common Mergansers breed on the lake and carry their young on the 
back, so it might have been mergs.

Ken



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Subject: Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions
From: "Tim willowcreek00 AT windstream.net [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:35:15 -0400 (EDT)
Yes, I remember several years ago reading about loons at the southern end of 
Skaneateles Lake in breeding season. I think it was from an experienced birder. 


Tim 



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From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" 
 

To: oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:45:31 AM
Subject: Re: [OneidaBirds] Golden Eagle & Loon questions

I also heard of that, but don't know any details or who reported 
it.  Common Mergansers breed on the lake and carry their young on the 
back, so it might have been mergs.

Ken


At 07:04 PM 6/13/2014, Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds] wrote:

>I also recall from years ago that Common Loons might have tried to 
>nest on Skaneateles Lake.  Not sure if they were successful or if 
>they have been back (Ken B?).  There would also be lakes in Herkimer 
>County and possibly Oneida County that might have breeders.

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



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Subject: Re: Loon sighting???
From: "RICHARD COHEN COHENRICHARDS AT GMAIL.COM [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:03:29 -0400
Here is a link to my ebird life list for loons in Madison County. Most of
my serious birding around here is at Woodman Pond.
I hope this is of help
Best wishes
Rich Cohen
Hamilton NY



http://ebird.org/ebird/MyEBird?cmd=list&rtype=subnational2&r=US-NY-053&spp=comloo&time=life&sortKey=obs_dt&o=desc 
Subject: Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions
From: "Ken & Rose Burdick kenburdick AT ieee.org [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:45:31 -0400
I also heard of that, but don't know any details or who reported 
it.  Common Mergansers breed on the lake and carry their young on the 
back, so it might have been mergs.

Ken


At 07:04 PM 6/13/2014, Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds] wrote:

>I also recall from years ago that Common Loons might have tried to 
>nest on Skaneateles Lake.  Not sure if they were successful or if 
>they have been back (Ken B?).  There would also be lakes in Herkimer 
>County and possibly Oneida County that might have breeders.

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



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Subject: Re: Mystery Swallow
From: "Rose DeNeve rose.deneve AT gmail.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:18:14 -0400
Hi Brenda--

After studying your photos against the new Sibley's, I am wondering whether
this is a Bank Swallow.

Some of your photos seem to show a band at the top of the breast. The bird
also has a pale forehead and white throat and is fully white underneath
(except for the unexplainable buffy blotches).

It may be a stretch, but the buffy bits make me think it might be a
juvenile Cave Swallow (up from Texas?) that still has the white throat and
buffy breast and flanks. This would be more than a bit early to see this
bird here, but stranger things have been known to happen in Central New
York.

I will be very interested to see what our resident experts make of your
bird!

Cheers and good birding--
Rose DeNeve
Liverpool, NY


On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds] <
oneidabirds AT yahoogroups.com> wrote:

>
>
> Matt Voelker and I birded Montezuma NWR today. Along the wildlife drive, I
> spotted this swallow that I am having difficulty ID'ing. I've put up 5
> pictures here:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/22146769 AT N03/sets/72157644749083240/
>
> The swallow was hanging out on the main pool side and close to the drive,
> before the piles of dirt on the right way before the turn toward Benning
> Marsh. It would fly right and left parallel to the drive, and then come
> back to land in the same spot.
>
> Notice the buffy nape, a few black feathers in the wing, scattered light
> rusty-colored feathers in the breast, light rusty-colored throat, and pale
> forehead.
>
> Is this just a weird Northern Rough-winged Swallow?
>
> Brenda
> --
> Brenda Best
> Durhamville, NY
> bestbird AT me.com
>
>  
>
Subject: Mystery Swallow
From: "Brenda Best bestbird AT me.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:11:37 -0400
Matt Voelker and I birded Montezuma NWR today. Along the wildlife drive, I 
spotted this swallow that I am having difficulty ID'ing. I've put up 5 pictures 
here: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/22146769 AT N03/sets/72157644749083240/

The swallow was hanging out on the main pool side and close to the drive, 
before the piles of dirt on the right way before the turn toward Benning Marsh. 
It would fly right and left parallel to the drive, and then come back to land 
in the same spot. 


Notice the buffy nape, a few black feathers in the wing, scattered light 
rusty-colored feathers in the breast, light rusty-colored throat, and pale 
forehead. 


Is this just a weird Northern Rough-winged Swallow?

Brenda
--
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Durhamville, NY
bestbird AT me.com




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Subject: Re: Golden Eagle & Loon questions
From: "Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds]" <oneidabirds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:04:35 -0400 (EDT)
As an aside, a few years ago Walt Stewart (RIP) and I were at Derby Hill in 
early June and saw a bird we took to be Golden Eagle pass low and slow by the 
north lookout. We were working on something rather than holding our binoculars! 



I also recall from years ago that Common Loons might have tried to nest on 
Skaneateles Lake. Not sure if they were successful or if they have been back 
(Ken B?). There would also be lakes in Herkimer County and possibly Oneida 
County that might have breeders. 



I'm trying to update and organize my Flickr page. Lots of songbirds in flight 
on there and lots more to come! I've created "albums" such as "Raptors", 
"Songbirds in Flight", "Ducks", "Gulls & Terns", etc to make it easier to find 
stuff without scrolling endlessly through the photostream. I have thousands 
more photos from spring to go through. It's a work in progress. 



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

Dave W.



-----Original Message-----
From: Tigger64 AT aol.com [oneidabirds] 
To: oneidabirds 
Sent: Fri, Jun 13, 2014 3:47 pm
Subject: [OneidaBirds] Golden Eagle & Loon questions


 
  
    
                  
Just a couple quick answers:


Golden Eagle(s) would be very unlikely in Summer. Photos would be imperative as 
it is likely a first record for the Summer season in Region 5. Having said all 
this, a young bird wandering around might be plausible. 



Common Loons: Adult loons should be on territory by now but I have seen 
immatures on Oneida Lake in early June. Some of our other large water bodies 
could also have young birds that are happy where they are. It's always worth 
looking carefully to see if the bird is injured. 



David Wheeler
N. Syracuse, NY