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27 Mar RE:NNYBirds: Re: Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more [Joan Collins ]
27 Feb Great Gray Owls NOT seen today at Robert Moses State Park, Massena [Jeff Bolsinger ]
12 Feb Great Gray Owl at Robert Moses State Park, Massena [Jeff Bolsinger ]
11 Feb Great Gray [William Purcell ]
5 Feb Re:NNYBirds: No Great Gray Owls so far today [Jeff Bolsinger ]
4 Feb No Great Gray Owls so far today [Jeff Bolsinger ]
3 Feb Media report of Great Gray Owls in northern St. Lawrence County [Jeff Bolsinger ]
30 Jan RE:NNYBirds: Ross's Gull, YES- 1/30 [Will Raup ]
30 Jan RE:NNYBirds: Ross's Gull, YES- 1/30 [Will Raup ]
26 Jan Re: NNYBirds: Re: Fwd: Tupper Lake Ross's Gull (not sure when...) [Scott Varney ]
07 Mar NNYBirds: Bohemians in Peru Today ["adkkestrel65 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
07 Mar Re: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY ["'scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com' scottvarney1968@yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
07 Mar Re: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
07 Mar NNYBirds: Re: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY ["scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
07 Mar NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY ["scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
7 Mar NNYBirds: FW: 1000 Bohemian Waxwings north of Potsdam ["Jeff Bolsinger jsbolsinger AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
6 Mar NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings & Northern Shrike ["'Gary Chapin' Gchapin1 AT Rochester.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
4 Mar Re: NNYBirds: Do bird flocks have leaders? ["Joan Howlett hobeauworks AT twcny.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
04 Mar NNYBirds: Fish Crows in Plattsburgh ["adkkestrel65 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
3 Mar Re: NNYBirds: Do bird flocks have leaders? ["birder64 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
3 Mar NNYBirds: Do bird flocks have leaders? ["'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
2 Mar NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
2 Mar NNYBirds: Peru Bohemians ["Eric Damour edam0ur AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
2 Mar NNYBirds: Tupper Lake Eagles ["Eric Damour edam0ur AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
1 Mar NNYBirds: More Bohemian waxwings and cedar waxwings in Port Henry ["'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
1 Mar NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Essex County ["'Gary Chapin' Gchapin1 AT Rochester.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
01 Mar NNYBirds: Feeder notes - Tree Sparrow, etc. ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
1 Mar Re: NNYBirds: Bohemian waxwings, peregrine and redtail interaction in Essex ["Zachary Tong zacharyjtong AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
01 Mar NNYBirds: Reports from Plattsburgh, Peru and Jay ["adkkestrel65 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
1 Mar NNYBirds: File - HelpFile - PLEASE READ & SAVE!! []
28 Feb NNYBirds: Bohemian waxwings, peregrine and redtail interaction in Essex ["'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
28 Feb NNYBirds: Snowy owls ["Tom Wheeler adk3356 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
26 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Cardinal ["'Julie' mcjbird AT charter.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
26 Feb NNYBirds: Cardinal ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
24 Feb NNYBirds: Sunday ["John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb RE: NNYBirds: Glaucous Gull etc ["Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Glaucous Gull etc ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb NNYBirds: Glaucous Gull etc ["Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb NNYBirds: Rough-legged Hawks, Snowy Owls and Feeder Birds ["cody.nichols39 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Ravens ["Linda LaPan stickadk AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb RE: NNYBirds: Ravens ["Nancy Jane Kern kernscot AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
23 Feb NNYBirds: Ravens ["Judith Heintz judyfheintz AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
16 Feb NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
16 Feb NNYBirds: Merlin ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
16 Feb RE: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings, Shrike, etc ["Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
14 Feb NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings, Shrike, etc ["Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
14 Feb NNYBirds: GBBC ["John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
14 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["mjmoccio AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
12 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area ["Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
11 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["'Laura S.' arcadiaco AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
11 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["'Laura S.' arcadiaco AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
11 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["John Peterson jmcp7 AT outlook.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb NNYBirds: Re: 15th Anniversary ["Ken Copenhaver copenhvr AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb RE: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb RE: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["'Julie' mcjbird AT charter.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["birder64 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["eve ticknor edticknor AT sympatico.ca [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["Linda LaPan stickadk AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["Joan Howlett hobeauworks AT twcny.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb RE: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["'Larry Master' lawrencemaster AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary ["Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area ["'Thomas P. Cullen' tc_two AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb RE: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area ["'Larry Master' lawrencemaster AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area ["Milt Adams adkvicadams AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
10 Feb Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area ["John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
9 Feb NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area ["Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
9 Feb NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA ["Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
3 Feb NNYBirds: FW: 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz ["Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
3 Feb FW: [nysbirds-l] 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz ["Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" ]
3 Feb RE: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June ["'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
3 Feb Re: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June ["MB Warburton mbwarburton AT verizon.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
3 Feb RE: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June ["'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]

Subject: RE:NNYBirds: Re: Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:41:37 -0400
Hi Harold/All,

 

The 4-mile stretch of road along Route 30 shortly after passing Lake Eaton 
Campground all the way to Sabattis Circle Road (entrance closer to Long Lake) 
passes through great boreal habitat with Black-backed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays 
(pairs every ½ to 1 mile), and Boreal Chickadees (and last year, a Northern 
Saw-whet Owl nested in this area – and an Amer. Bittern nested at the marsh). 
Of course the problem is that it is along a 55 mph highway! (So I prefer to 
bird quiet Sabattis Circle Road.) Just remember that it is perfectly legal to 
park along the highway as long as you are outside the white line (which is 
sometimes difficult for me after snowstorms when I can’t get my car over the 
line!). Most of the troopers seem to know my vehicles well now, but if they see 
a parked car they don’t know, they will stop to make sure you are ok – it 
is nice to let them know you are birding and thank them for asking! It is a 
heavily patrolled area and I often see a half dozen state police cars when 
going between Long Lake and Tupper Lake. There is very little traffic at dawn, 
so the earlier the better if you want to bird this roadway. I often owl this 
area too in addition to Sabattis Circle Road (where 3 species nest – Great 
Horned, Barred, and Northern Saw-whet). It is very rare to encounter any cars 
on Route 30 during the night. Much of the land is private and posted (so mostly 
roadside birding), but there are some areas of state land. 


 

I’ll try to answer your question with mileage…I feed Gray Jays next to a 
marsh that spans both sides of the road. It is ~1 mile north of John Dillon 
Park and ~1.3 miles south of the entrance to Sabattis Circle Road closest to 
Long Lake. From Sabattis Circle Road heading south, there are a series of 
cascading hills and the marsh is at the lowest point (there are a number of 
marshes in this area). I have found Boreal Chickadees on both sides of the 
marsh (on both sides of the road). They sometimes perch over my head as I put 
down food for the other birds – it appears just out of curiosity since they 
don’t eat the food! Black-backed Woodpeckers are often found here too. Sadly, 
I have been hearing active logging going on west of this location. 


 

Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/  

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 

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Subject: NNYBirds: Re: Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening 
Grosbeaks and more 


 

  

Hi Joan,

Thanks for your informative posts:I found the gray jays on Sabattis Circle Road 
last month. However, could you be more specific about where you see the two 
boreal chickadees on Rt 30 near Long Lake? 


Thanks again,

Harold

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Subject: Great Gray Owls NOT seen today at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:27:49 +0000 (UTC)
Greg Lawrence spent much of today at Robert Moses State Park and tells me that 
no Great Gray Owls were seen today. Also, no reports have been submitted to 
eBird from today so far. 


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Subject: Great Gray Owl at Robert Moses State Park, Massena
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:27:57 +0000 (UTC)
Birders were out this morning by 7:00 am looking for the Great Gray Owls at 
Robert Moses State Park in Massena. No owls were to be found until 10:00 am 
when one appeared at the same spot on Robinson Bay Road where two were present 
yesterday. The immediate vicinity was under nearly continuous surveillance all 
morning, so I'm guessing that the owl had just left a roost when it was 
initially spotted. Whatever the case, it put on a good show for an audience of 
15 or so birders. I had to leave at 10:30, but as far as I know this Great Gray 
was the only one seen this morning. 


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Subject: Great Gray
From: William Purcell <w31purcell AT icloud.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:21:43 -0500
Just had the owl on Robinson Bay Road maybe as much is a mile down just past a 
sign that says "nature trails". Robinson Bay Road is a right-hand turn just 
north of where the owl has been saying the last two days. 


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Subject: Re:NNYBirds: No Great Gray Owls so far today
From: Jeff Bolsinger <jsbolsinger AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:16:29 +0000 (UTC)
I searched Robert Moses State Park and nearby areas in Massena yesterday 
evening until it was too dark to see, but did not encounter any Great Gray 
Owls. My only notable sighting of the afternoon was a large gull swarm well off 
Barnhart Island that included at least 10 Iceland and 7 Glaucous Gulls. As far 
as I know the other four parties (at least) that looked yesterday also came up 
empty-handed. However, last night and this morning I have heard rumors of at 
least two additional Great Gray sightings elsewhere in St. Lawrence and 
Jefferson Counties. I have no details on these sightings, but it appears that 
there has been at least a modest GGOW influx into northern New York over the 
past week or so. 


Jeff Bolsinger
Canton, NY





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Subject: Media report of Great Gray Owls in northern St. Lawrence County
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I was just made aware of a report in local media of at least one and possibly 
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Subject: RE:NNYBirds: Ross's Gull, YES- 1/30
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:07:19 +0000
Currently being seen from the boat launch at 4pm. Very active, seems happy with 
the temperature of 13 at the moment. 


Will Raup
Gkenmont, NY


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At 10:15a.m. Ross's Gull present, resting on ice east of Rt. 30 causeway from 
south overlook. 


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Subject: RE:NNYBirds: Ross's Gull, YES- 1/30
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:03:34 +0000
Currently being viewed from the boat launch.


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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: Fwd: Tupper Lake Ross's Gull (not sure when...)
From: Scott Varney <scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:12:52 -0500
In our quest for rare birds to add to our lists, are we pushing too hard? Is 
this what has become of our use of social media? This single post has found its 
way to the personal address of a homeowner. I am so regretful for the lengths 
that some of us have gone to capture the unusual bird in the unusual setting. 
This practice just doesn't feel morally considerate of both the bird 
populations and the human code of conduct. A single photo and observations of 
this fascinating find would have sufficed. 


I hope someone else is feeling this concern,

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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> On Jan 26, 2017, at 10:02 AM, zach schwartz-weinstein zachsw AT gmail.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote: 

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> Nick has clarified on Facebook that this photo was taken yesterday. No word 
on the specific location in Tupper Lake yet, though. 

> 
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:01 AM Richard Guthrie  
wrote: 

>> Check this out: Ross's Gull - Tupper Lake, NY. Can't be sure if it is even 
from this year, but might take the liberty to assume it is this winter. 
Heads-up up north. 

>> 
>> Rich Guthrie
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Andy Guthrie 
>> Date: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:06 AM
>> Subject: Tupper Lake Ross's Gull (not sure when...)
>> To: richard guthrie 
>> 
>> 
>> from NA Gulls on Facebook
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>> ‎Nick Shorb‎ to North American Gulls
>> 19 mins · 
>> All, first of all I apologize for the vagueness of this post. A first cycle 
Ross's Gull was photographed and video'd somewhere in Tupper Lake, NY. This was 
a cell phone photo that was forwarded a few times and eventually got around to 
friend John Marshall. Unsure of exact date, but perhaps that can be pulled from 
photo data. Figured it was best to get this out with incomplete info anyway. I 
will post more if I hear it. Hopefully locals can check it out. 

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Subject: NNYBirds: Bohemians in Peru Today
From: "adkkestrel65 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 20:11:37 -0800
A flock of about 50 Bohemian Waxwings was seen feeding on crabapples in Peru 
this morning. The exact location was on Calkins Road, about 100 yards before it 
intersects with Harkness Road. They were not found upon a return trip in the 
afternoon. 

 Paul
 Plattsburgh/Jay
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY
From: "'scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com' scottvarney1968@yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:37:26 -0500
It was awesome. At first, I assumed they were Cedar Waxwings and got really 
excited when I looked closer to find all were Bohemian! Can't wait to post 
photos. 


Scott

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To: 
Subject: NNYBirds:  Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY
Date: Sat, Mar 7, 2015 8:33 PM

Scott,



Sounds like a great experience!! 

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Dana Rohleder 
Port Kent, NY
On 3/7/2015 8:29 PM,
scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] wrote:






Found a flock of 20 Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY today
at about 4:00 pm. This was a lifer for me and my brother. Very
beautiful vocalizations and allowing us to view from 10 feet
away without flinching...almost tame acting while feasting on
fruit from Crabapple Trees. Absolutely stunning birds. I have
dozens of photos and great sound clips with videos. Will post
photos later. 



bolton, ny, Warren,
US-NY

Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Protocol: Traveling

90.0 mile(s)

1 species



Bohemian Waxwing  1     Flock of 20. Larger than cedar
waxwing, rufous under tail coverts, grey belly,  white
marks on wings.  Very trilled, lower pitch voice. Have
sound recordings and photos and video with  vocalizations.
  Birds were "tame" acting and eating fruit on crabapple
tree and located at edge of road near a small brook next
to a field at intersection of Riverbank Road and New
Vermont Road.


















Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY
From: "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:33:25 -0500
Scott,

Sounds like a great experience!!

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On 3/7/2015 8:29 PM, scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] wrote:
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> Found a flock of 20 Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY today at about 
> 4:00 pm. This was a lifer for me and my brother. Very beautiful 
> vocalizations and allowing us to view from 10 feet away without 
> flinching...almost tame acting while feasting on fruit from Crabapple 
> Trees. Absolutely stunning birds. I have dozens of photos and great 
> sound clips with videos. Will post photos later.
>
>
> bolton, ny, Warren, US-NY
> Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 90.0 mile(s)
> 1 species
>
> Bohemian Waxwing  1     Flock of 20. Larger than cedar waxwing, rufous 
> under tail coverts, grey belly,  white marks on wings.  Very trilled, 
> lower pitch voice. Have sound recordings and photos and video with 
>  vocalizations.   Birds were "tame" acting and eating fruit on 
> crabapple tree and located at edge of road near a small brook next to 
> a field at intersection of Riverbank Road and New Vermont Road.
>
>
>
>
> 
Subject: NNYBirds: Re: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY
From: "scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 17:31:20 -0800
Sorry, I forgot to provide my home location.  

 Moreau, NY
Subject: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY
From: "scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 07 Mar 2015 17:29:46 -0800
Found a flock of 20 Bohemian Waxwings in Bolton, NY today at about 4:00 pm. 
This was a lifer for me and my brother. Very beautiful vocalizations and 
allowing us to view from 10 feet away without flinching...almost tame acting 
while feasting on fruit from Crabapple Trees. Absolutely stunning birds. I have 
dozens of photos and great sound clips with videos. Will post photos later. 

 

 bolton, ny, Warren, US-NY
Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
90.0 mile(s)
1 species

Bohemian Waxwing 1 Flock of 20. Larger than cedar waxwing, rufous under tail 
coverts, grey belly, white marks on wings. Very trilled, lower pitch voice. 
Have sound recordings and photos and video with vocalizations. Birds were 
"tame" acting and eating fruit on crabapple tree and located at edge of road 
near a small brook next to a field at intersection of Riverbank Road and New 
Vermont Road. 


 

Subject: NNYBirds: FW: 1000 Bohemian Waxwings north of Potsdam
From: "Jeff Bolsinger jsbolsinger AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 15:06:44 -0800
This afternoon Andy Guthrie forwarded a report by Dave Tetlow and Kurt Fox of 
approximately 1000 Bohemian Waxwings on Pleasant Valley Road north of Potsdam 
(the road itself runs through parts of the towns of Potsdam and Stockholm). I 
took a drive out there late this afternoon and didn't see them, but they could 
well still be in the area. As far as I can tell Bohemian Waxwings were scarce 
this winter in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties until mid-February, but many 
have moved in since then. Still, this is by far the largest flock I have heard 
of so far this year. 


Jeff Bolsinger
Canton, NY


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Subject: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings & Northern Shrike
From: "'Gary Chapin' Gchapin1 AT Rochester.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:30:40 -0500
Today I had a friend here from Connecticut who needed Bohemian Waxwing as a
life bird. So, we began working our way north from Ticonderoga early this
morning in the sub-zero temperatures. We checked all the places where the
birds have been recently reported (Crown Point, Port Henry, Westport, and
the Magic Triangle area). We even ventured north to Peru and checked Clark
and Quaker Highlands Roads where Eric Damour reported a large number of
birds Monday afternoon. There were no waxwings to be found in the early
morning hours.

Things did improve a little in Peru as we found an adult NORTHERN SHRIKE
teed up along Clark Road in some trees set back some distance from the road.

Heading back south I had intended to retrace our morning route, but
mistakenly turned south on Mountain View Drive rather than Middle Road as we
were passing through Willsboro. As fate would have it, we encountered a
flock of approximately 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS just north of the NYCO Minerals
plant. The birds were staging on the west side of the road and coming to a
fruiting tree in a yard a couple of houses south of 866 Mountain View Drive.

Other birds seen as we worked our way south included a light morph
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and immature BALD EAGLE along Cross Road, 6 HORNED LARKS
along Napper Road, and another light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK as we entered
Ticonderoga roughly in the vicinity of the car wash.

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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Do bird flocks have leaders?
From: "Joan Howlett hobeauworks AT twcny.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:54:33 -0500
Good to know, Brian. Thanks

Joan Howlett
Norwood, NY
> On Mar 3, 2015, at 7:01 PM, birder64 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
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> 
> 
> I'll take a stab at this one...in ornithology texts we read that usually a 
larger, older, male will dominate over smaller, younger, females(and males) in 
a group. So assuming we are seeing cohesive (large), mixed-age groups of 
Bohemian waxwings, there could be a built-in hierarchy in each group, and birds 
recognize dominance hierarchy. Goose species will have a dominant "sentinel" in 
groups to watch over feeding birds. Watching a group of jays is like watching a 
pack of wolves with their hierarchal levels. 

> So, does this relate to bird groups having leaders, or "decision makers", I 
would lean towards yes, but exceptions are always present in biology:-) 

> Flight "leaders" in flocking groups will often change due to presence of a 
predator and a rapidly moving/changing murmuration, like starling/blackbird 
flocks. 

> 
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>>  
>> 
>> Does anyone know if bird flocks have leaders? I am thinking of large flocks 
of birds like Bohemian waxwings or starlings. Who decides when it is time to 
roost, or feed, or when it is time to move on in search of better food 
supplies? 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> I can understand how a small flock, like a family group of crows, would have 
the older, experienced adults as leaders. Maybe in waterfowl flocks it is an 
older bird that has traveled the routes before. But even then, at least in 
flight the leader changes. 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Ellie George,
>> 
>> Paradox Lake, NY
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
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Subject: NNYBirds: Fish Crows in Plattsburgh
From: "adkkestrel65 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 04 Mar 2015 06:40:40 -0800
Morning, noon and evening there are thousands upon thousands of American Crows 
in and around Plattsburgh this winter. It has been a wonderful treat to see the 
nightly inflow of these hordes filing the skies. An additional treat was 
enjoyed by yours truly this morning as I departed the Wellness Center at PARC: 
at least two (the only two who vocalized) Fish Crows were in a group of five 
crows flying overhead. My first Fish Crows since leaving the NYC area in 2002! 

 

 Paul
 Plattsburgh/Jay
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Do bird flocks have leaders?
From: "birder64 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:01:01 -0500
I'll take a stab at this one...in ornithology texts we read that usually a 
larger, older, male will dominate over smaller, younger, females(and males) in 
a group. So assuming we are seeing cohesive (large), mixed-age groups of 
Bohemian waxwings, there could be a built-in hierarchy in each group, and birds 
recognize dominance hierarchy. Goose species will have a dominant "sentinel" in 
groups to watch over feeding birds. Watching a group of jays is like watching a 
pack of wolves with their hierarchal levels. 

So, does this relate to bird groups having leaders, or "decision makers", I 
would lean towards yes, but exceptions are always present in biology:-) 

Flight "leaders" in flocking groups will often change due to presence of a 
predator and a rapidly moving/changing murmuration, like starling/blackbird 
flocks. 


Brian McAllister
Saranac Lake



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> Does anyone know if bird flocks have leaders? I am thinking of large flocks 
of birds like Bohemian waxwings or starlings. Who decides when it is time to 
roost, or feed, or when it is time to move on in search of better food 
supplies? 

> 
>  
> 
> I can understand how a small flock, like a family group of crows, would have 
the older, experienced adults as leaders. Maybe in waterfowl flocks it is an 
older bird that has traveled the routes before. But even then, at least in 
flight the leader changes. 

> 
>  
> 
> Ellie George,
> 
> Paradox Lake, NY
> 
> 
Subject: NNYBirds: Do bird flocks have leaders?
From: "'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:31:31 -0500
Does anyone know if bird flocks have leaders?  I am thinking of large flocks
of birds like Bohemian waxwings or starlings.  Who decides when it is time
to roost, or feed, or when it is time to move on in search of better food
supplies?

 

I can understand how a small flock, like a family group of crows, would have
the older, experienced adults as leaders.  Maybe in waterfowl flocks it is
an older bird that has traveled the routes before.  But even then, at least
in flight the leader changes.

 

Ellie George,

Paradox Lake, NY
Subject: NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:54:48 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* March 02, 2015*  NYSY  03. 02. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 23, 2015 - March 02, 2015to report by 
e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma 
National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside 
Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison 
& Cortlandcompiled: March 02 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #432 Monday March 02, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANHARLEQUIN DUCKBARROW’S GOLDENEYERED-SHOULDERED 
HAWK MERLINICELAND GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLEVENING 
GROSBEAKCHIPPING SPARROWWHITE-CROWNED SPARROW 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

No reports this week

Derby Hill------------
     The Hawk Watch at Derby Hill began yesterday. David Wheeler will be the 
Hawk Counter this season. Nothing was seen in five hours of watching. 


Oneida County------------
     2/23:  A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was discovered below the dam at Delta 
Lake. It was seen as recently as yesterday.     2/25: A SAW-WHET OWL was 
found resting in a tree in Waterville. Unfortunately at one point it chose to 
fly and the observer saw a cooper’s Hawk take the Owl. Nature favors the big 
bird. A MERLIN was seen on Turin Road in Rome.     3/1: An ICELAND GULL was 
seen at Delta Lake. 


Onondaga County------------
     2/25: Two TRUMPETER SWANS continue at Baldwinsville below the dam. They 
have been seen daily and were present again today in the afternoon.  An 
overwintering CHIPPING SPARROW was again seen at a feeder in Skaneateles.   
  2/26: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Hancock Airport in Syracuse.     
2/28: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 3 ICELAND GULLS were discovered below the 
dam in Baldwinsville. also seen and photographed was a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 
quite uncommon at this area.     3/1: 2 adult WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were 
seen at a feeder on Kester Road east of Elbridge. 


Oswego County------------
     2/23: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues below the bridge in 
Phoenix and was seen daily including today.     3/1: A RED-NECKED GREBE was 
seen in the Oswego River in Phoenix. 


Madison County------------
Subject: NNYBirds: Peru Bohemians
From: "Eric Damour edam0ur AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:39:03 -0500
This afternoon in Peru I saw large groups of (a conservative estimate of 300+) 
Bohemian Waxwings in the orchards on Clark Rd and at a house on Quaker 
Highlands Rd where they were quickly consuming large amounts of crab apples. 


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Subject: NNYBirds: Tupper Lake Eagles
From: "Eric Damour edam0ur AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:29:19 -0500
I just saw up to six adult bald eagles on what I assume is a deer carcass on 
the ice in Tupper Lake off Rt30 just out of town in the way toward Long Lake. 
There are also 9 Ravens and a single Black Backed Gull. 


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Subject: NNYBirds: More Bohemian waxwings and cedar waxwings in Port Henry
From: "'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:26:03 -0500
This afternoon my husband and I saw about 130 mixed Bohemian and cedar
waxwings, in about a 3 to 1 ratio, in Port Henry near the intersection of
Rt. 22 and Jackson Rd.  Based on observations by Stacy Robinson, myself, and
Gary Chapin, it appears that currently there are multiple flocks of Bohemian
waxwings in the Champlain Valley from Essex to Crown Point.  They appear to
be spreading south, so perhaps they will reach Ticonderoga soon.

 

Look for fruit trees, especially crabapples, which are often planted in
people's yards.  The Bohemians perch high up usually in a deciduous tree
right near the fruit trees, and make quick feeding flights to the fruit,
grab some, and fly back to their perch tree.  We watched several robins
repeatedly trying to drive the waxwings away from the fruit trees in Port
Henry.  They were unsuccessful.

 

We also observed a very light morph rough legged hawk in an evergreen just
NE of Tony's Sports on Rt. 22 in Ticonderoga this afternoon.  I have not
observed a rough legged in Ti before. 

 

Ellie George,

 

Paradox Lake, NY 
Subject: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings in Essex County
From: "'Gary Chapin' Gchapin1 AT Rochester.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:51:11 -0500
I birded a good portion of the day yesterday from Ticonderoga to Essex
finding next to nothing (Turkey was my best bird just outside of
Ticonderoga), while others saw Bohemian Waxwings, Peregrine Falcon,
Rough-legged Hawk, etc.

Hoping to redeem myself, I began the morning in Ticonderoga at Alexandria
Avenue where it crosses over Lake George/the La Chute River. There were a
couple of drake RING-NECKED DUCKS and a female COMMON MERGANSER among the
Mallards, Black Ducks, and a couple of Canada Geese.

I decided to head a little south into Washington County before working my
way north. I worked Lower Road, Wright's Ferry Road, and Hutton Square Road
into Putnam Station. Just south of the northern intersection of Wright's
Ferry Road and Lower Road was an adult PERGRINE FALCON teed up in dead snag.

My first BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS of the day were in Crown Point. As you enter
Crown Point from the south there is a small park on the east side of the
road with several fruiting trees. This is before reaching Frenchy's and
Debro's and adjacent to a purple building. Here I counted roughly 65 birds.
They were also here as I returned in the afternoon allowing a few pictures.

Continuing north, I had another flock of 26 BOHEMIAN'S along Stevenson Road
between Westport and Napper Roads. In the afternoon as I was headed home, I
had my largest flock of BOHEMIAN'S for the day with an estimated 250 birds.
These were also along Stevenson Road, but near its south end at the
intersection with McConley Lane.

Other birds of potential interest for the day included a light morph
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and a single SNOW BUNTING along the section of Stevenson
Road between Westport and Napper Road, at the bubbler at the Essex Ferry in
addition to the Mallards and Black Ducks there were 3-4 COMMON GOLDENEYE, 4
GREATER SCAUP, and a single drake COMMON MERGANSER, and along route 22 as it
heads west out of Essex was a soaring immature BALD EAGLE.

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Subject: NNYBirds: Feeder notes - Tree Sparrow, etc.
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Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:30:28 -0500
This morning I noticed a Tree Sparrow at my feeders. I also noticed the 
return of Blue Jays which must have migrated out of the immediate area 
for a few weeks. The skulking Cooper's Hawk may have been a factor in 
their migration.... Finches are sparse as well lately. But Chickadees, 
Juncos, Cardinals, Titmice, and both flavors of Woodpecker seem pretty 
steady.

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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Bohemian waxwings, peregrine and redtail interaction in Essex
From: "Zachary Tong zacharyjtong AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:25:41 -0500
I believe I saw the same hawk yesterday morning at Essex.  I arrived early
(6:30am) to camp out near the dock and watch for eagles.  An adult eagle
arrived shortly after I did, circled the ducks a few times and then landed
in a tree north of the bubbler.  A 3rd or 4th year eagle showed up a few
minutes later and perched next to the adult.

They remained perched, watching the bubbler, from about 7-9am.  They made a
few passes at the ducks, but didn't look to be trying very hard (or just
aren't very good at catching ducks).  Long, slow swoops at nearby ducks --
which were easily evaded -- before heading back to the tree.  Around 8:00am
a juvenile eagle arrived and perched in a tree near the library.  It was
almost certainly a first year, entirely brown with only one or two white
streaks on the head.

The juvenile eventually flew over to the pair north of the bubbler.  The
three jostled for space in the tree and the juvenile left after a few
minutes to fly north.  A large flock of ducks started circling in the
distance, so I think the juvenile may have been making passes at them?

Around 9am a dark morph, red-tailed hawk landed in the copse of trees right
above the bubbler.  The ducks seemed unconcerned by it's calls, but the
eagles decided to leave approximately 15 minutes after the hawk arrived
(first the adult, then the 3rd/4th year).  Hawk remained stationary,
preening and watching the area.  It still hadn't moved when I left around
10am because my camera batteries finally succumbed to the cold.

A week ago, I saw a red-tailed hawk (probably the same) feeding on a
mallard right by the edge of the bubbler.  I didn't witness the kill
though, so I don't know if it was earned or stolen.

-Zach

PS. there is a male goldeneye with only one leg that has been hanging
around the bubbler.  Wonder if he got into a scuffle with one of the hawks
or falcons?

On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 8:56 PM, 'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote:

>
>
> This afternoon Stacy Robinson and I found about 55 Bohemian waxwings along
> Middle Rd. a short distance S of Rt. 22 in Essex.  We also found 20
> Bohemians half way down Clark Rd. of the Magic Triangle.
>
>
>
> Just N of the Essex ferry there is a dock bubbler which produces enough
> open water for many mallards, black ducks, one male common merganser, and
> one female goldeneye.  The female goldeneye was caught by a peregrine
> falcon around 3 PM.  We arrived in time to see the falcon trying to subdue
> the duck on the ice next to the bubbler pool which was still full of
> ducks.  The peregrine had only been feeding on the duck for a few minutes
> when a dark plumaged redtailed hawk flew up into a tree, then dove down and
> drove the peregrine off its prey.  The redtail stood over the duck while
> the peregrine made about 10 passes at it, screaming and swooping low at the
> hawk, but the hawk did not give up the duck.  Finally the peregrine perched
> high in a dead tree and watched the hawk pluck and eat the duck.  During
> all of this, the other ducks in the bubbler area were alert and watching,
> but did not fly away.  In fact, several more mallards flew in and landed in
> the pool.
>
>
>
> Yesterday afternoon, this same dark hawk was observed eating a drake
> mallard on the ice next to the bubbler.  I don’t think anyone witnessed the
> hawk killing the duck.  I wonder if the hawk might have stolen this mallard
> from the peregrine, too.  If anyone visits the Essex ferry in the near
> future and observes any more pieces of this puzzle, please post them.  A
> mature bald eagle flew over this duck pool yesterday afternoon, too,
> scaring up many of the ducks, but it did not attack any.
>
>
>
> Ellie George,
>
> Paradox Lake, NY
>
>  
>
Subject: NNYBirds: Reports from Plattsburgh, Peru and Jay
From: "adkkestrel65 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 01 Mar 2015 07:15:40 -0800
An adult Bald Eagle has been seen frequenting the open water at the mouth of 
the Saranac River in Plattsburgh, occasionally giving locals nice views of 
'duck dinners' on the ice. Also in Plattsburgh lately an adult Peregrine Falcon 
has been seen eating pigeons from atop any of the power poles in downtown, 
along the Saranac. An adult Cooper's Hawk has also been seen with some 
regularity in the area. 

 

 In Peru a flock of over 100 Bohemian Waxwings was seen around the western 
terminus of Davern Road, near the small bridge over a creek. Also in Peru a 
pair of Red Tail Hawks have been displaying and calling, getting ready for 
baby-making! 

 

 In Jay, along the northeastern half of Hazen Road, a Northern Shrike has been 
seen multiple times. Also along Hazen Road a flock of about 50 Bohemian 
Waxwings was seen last week. 

 

 Paul
 Plattsburgh/Jay
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Subject: NNYBirds: Bohemian waxwings, peregrine and redtail interaction in Essex
From: "'Ellie George' elgeorge46 AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:56:17 -0500
This afternoon Stacy Robinson and I found about 55 Bohemian waxwings along
Middle Rd. a short distance S of Rt. 22 in Essex.  We also found 20
Bohemians half way down Clark Rd. of the Magic Triangle.

 

Just N of the Essex ferry there is a dock bubbler which produces enough open
water for many mallards, black ducks, one male common merganser, and one
female goldeneye.  The female goldeneye was caught by a peregrine falcon
around 3 PM.  We arrived in time to see the falcon trying to subdue the duck
on the ice next to the bubbler pool which was still full of ducks.  The
peregrine had only been feeding on the duck for a few minutes when a dark
plumaged redtailed hawk flew up into a tree, then dove down and drove the
peregrine off its prey.  The redtail stood over the duck while the peregrine
made about 10 passes at it, screaming and swooping low at the hawk, but the
hawk did not give up the duck.  Finally the peregrine perched high in a dead
tree and watched the hawk pluck and eat the duck.  During all of this, the
other ducks in the bubbler area were alert and watching, but did not fly
away.  In fact, several more mallards flew in and landed in the pool.

 

Yesterday afternoon, this same dark hawk was observed eating a drake mallard
on the ice next to the bubbler.  I don't think anyone witnessed the hawk
killing the duck.  I wonder if the hawk might have stolen this mallard from
the peregrine, too.  If anyone visits the Essex ferry in the near future and
observes any more pieces of this puzzle, please post them.  A mature bald
eagle flew over this duck pool yesterday afternoon, too, scaring up many of
the ducks, but it did not attack any.  

 

Ellie George,

Paradox Lake, NY
Subject: NNYBirds: Snowy owls
From: "Tom Wheeler adk3356 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:11:39 -0500
Returning from Jaques Cartier park Eileen and I took route 184 which runs from 
Pope Mills to Heuvelton. Just before Kokomo corners we observed a very very 
white snowy at the tippy top of a large tree, buffeted by the wind, feathers 
blowing beautifully. We then drove from Heuvelton to Rensselaer Falls on county 
15 and observed two more snowys on power poles less than a half mile apart. 
Both also white males. In Canton we had a phone message about a shrike in 
Madrid area so we decided to try to see it. No luck. But we observed a fourth 
snowy on the Jones road before it becomes the Westway road. This one was either 
immature or a female. None of these is the owl that has been reported north of 
Heuvelton ...that one has lots of black. 

Also many snow buntings in Madrid area. I have driven these roads many times 
and not seen a snowy in these locations before. I have also never seen 4 in one 
day I'm St. Lawrence County. 


(Also this week we each saw a hoary redpoll on separate days.)

Tom Wheeler
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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Cardinal
From: "'Julie' mcjbird AT charter.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:51:58 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
LOL!  When the cardinal in my yard was singing this morning a robin flew
right in front of him, so I think you are right...

Julie Lattrell
Keeseville, NY 
 
 
 
 
-------Original Message-------
 
From: Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]
Date: 2/26/2015 12:59:56 PM
To: NNYBirds
Subject: NNYBirds: Cardinal
 
  
This morning I heard a Cardinal in Port Kent singing a 
territorial/breeding song. Spring can't be more than 3-4 months away...

-- 
Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY



 
Subject: NNYBirds: Cardinal
From: "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:01 -0500
This morning I heard a Cardinal in Port Kent singing a 
territorial/breeding song. Spring can't be more than 3-4 months away...

-- 
Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY



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Subject: NNYBirds: Sunday
From: "John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:48:11 -0500
home, Essex, US-NY
Feb 22, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Ruffed Grouse  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 missed the target and flew into our window, landing 
head-first in the snow on the deck. Flew off after spending some time in a 
towel-lined box indoors. 

Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Common Redpoll  48
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  25


magic triangle, Essex, US-NY
Feb 22, 2015 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
5 species

Mourning Dove  32
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  8
American Robin  8
Bohemian Waxwing 20 Clark Rd at edge of woods south of the field bordered by 
Clark and Cross 




Pat & John Thaxton
Keene, NY
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: Glaucous Gull etc
From: "Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:05:58 -0500
I did, Dana. Not much going on there but a handful of ducks and a Mockingbird 
in the neighborhood. But you are right it is worth a look - there is very 
little open water anywhere in the valley right now particularly with the 
Essex-Charlotte Ferry shut down. 

Thanks!
-AB

To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:23:47 -0500
Subject: Re: NNYBirds:  Glaucous Gull etc














 

 



  


    
      
      
      
  
  
    

      
        Alan,

          

          Did you happen to stop at the mouth of the Saranac? The
          wastewater treatment plant there usually has some open water.
          Occasionally with a raptor watching the proceedings.

          -- 
Dana Rohleder 
Port Kent, NY
          On 2/23/2015 2:17 PM, Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com
          [Northern_NY_Birds] wrote:

        
         

          

          On Saturday there was an immature Glaucous Gull
            at the Cumberland Head Ferry. 5 species of ducks (nothing
            odd) there - the same five species at Essex where the ferry
            has stopped but there is some open water from a bubbler. 
            

            
            The day was fairly quiet overall but I did have a few
              other things:
            

            
            Dark Rough-legged, Red-tailed, Turkeys, lone Snow
              Bunting near the Triangle
            Merlin - Noblewood 
            Horned Larks fields towards Pt. AuRoche
            BH Cowbirds - 5 along Route 3 on the way home. 
            

            
            Good Birding!
            

            
            Alan Belford
            Saranac Lake
            

            
            

            
          
          

          

          
        
      
    
    
      
      


    
     

    
    






   		 	   		  
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Glaucous Gull etc
From: "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:23:47 -0500
Alan,

Did you happen to stop at the mouth of the Saranac? The wastewater 
treatment plant there usually has some open water. Occasionally with a 
raptor watching the proceedings.

-- 
Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY

On 2/23/2015 2:17 PM, Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] wrote:
>
>
> On Saturday there was an immature Glaucous Gull at the Cumberland Head 
> Ferry. 5 species of ducks (nothing odd) there - the same five species 
> at Essex where the ferry has stopped but there is some open water from 
> a bubbler.
>
> The day was fairly quiet overall but I did have a few other things:
>
> Dark Rough-legged, Red-tailed, Turkeys, lone Snow Bunting near the 
> Triangle
> Merlin - Noblewood
> Horned Larks fields towards Pt. AuRoche
> BH Cowbirds - 5 along Route 3 on the way home.
>
> Good Birding!
>
> Alan Belford
> Saranac Lake
>
>
>
>
> 
>
> __,
Subject: NNYBirds: Glaucous Gull etc
From: "Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:17:36 -0500
On Saturday there was an immature Glaucous Gull at the Cumberland Head Ferry. 5 
species of ducks (nothing odd) there - the same five species at Essex where the 
ferry has stopped but there is some open water from a bubbler. 

The day was fairly quiet overall but I did have a few other things:
Dark Rough-legged, Red-tailed, Turkeys, lone Snow Bunting near the 
TriangleMerlin - Noblewood Horned Larks fields towards Pt. AuRocheBH Cowbirds - 
5 along Route 3 on the way home. 

Good Birding!
Alan BelfordSaranac Lake

 		 	   		  
Subject: NNYBirds: Rough-legged Hawks, Snowy Owls and Feeder Birds
From: "cody.nichols39 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 23 Feb 2015 09:24:00 -0800
Saturday (2/21)  AT  Point Peninsula Conservation Area: we saw two Snowy Owls, and 
several Rough-legged Hawks both light and dark morphs. Possible Short-eared 
Owl, but it was from afar so we couldn't get a solid I.D. The Rough-legged 
Hawks were there in high numbers, we saw probably 3-4 dark morphs and 5 light 
morphs. Wild Turkeys were consistently along the roads as well. 

 The whole weekend we consistently had the same group of birds visiting our 
feeder along the Chaumont River, these include: 

 Common Redpoll's
 American Goldfinches
 1 Pine Siskin
 White-breasted Nuthatches
 Downy, Hairy, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers
 Northern Cardinals
 Black-capped Chickadee's
 Blue Jays
 Mourning Doves
 and two Red-tailed Hawks in the trees around the feeder. 
 

 

Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Ravens
From: "Linda LaPan stickadk AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:09:45 +0000 (UTC)
Yes Judy, I do in the Lake Placid area. Fun to watch them doing their sky 
dances! Stick 

Linda LaPanLake Placid, NY 

 On Monday, February 23, 2015 9:09 AM, "Nancy Jane Kern kernscot AT hotmail.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  wrote: 

   

   Yes. They fly over my house and field together in crazy loop-de-loops etc. 


Nancy Kern
Austerlitz, NY

   


To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:27:50 +0000
Subject: NNYBirds: Ravens

     
Usually this time of year on my land I see a pair of Ravens doing a pair flying 
display.  This year I have seen two ravens flying together, but just passing 
overhead.  Does anyone else ever see some raven display this time of year? 


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Subject: NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:13:10 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 23, 2015*  NYSY  02. 23. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 16, 2015 - February 23, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 23 AT 10:00 a.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #431 Monday February 
23, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANBARROW’S GOLDENEYEWILSON’S SNIPETHAYER’S 
GULL ICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEEVENING GROSBEAKCHIPPING 
SPARROW 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     2/22: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen near May’s Point Road.

Onondaga county------------
     2/17: ICELAND GULLS in all stages were seen on the Seneca River in 
Baldwinsville just below the dam.     2/19: An adult THAYER’S GULL was 
found below the dam in Baldwinsville. also seen were ICELAND GULLS, GLAUCOUS 
GULLS and a PEREGRINE FALCON. Two TRUMPETER SWANS, missing for a few days, 
returned and were present through the 21st.     2/22: A WILSON’S SNIPE was 
seen at Carpenter’s Brood Fish Hatchery near Elbridge. ICELAND and GLAUCOUS 
GULLS were again seen in Baldwinsville. also seen were a RED-NECKED GREBE and a 
HORNED GREBE. 


Madison County------------
     2/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Irish Hill Road south of 
Cazenovia.     2/22: EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeding station on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds. Also coming to the feeders are FOX SPARROW, CHIPPING 
SPARROW and NORTHERN GOSHAWK. 


Oneida County------------
     2/19: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Barneveld.     2/21: A SNOWY 
OWL was seen on Hillsboro Road south of Camden. 


Oswego County------------
2/18: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues at the oswego River in Phoenix 
downriver of the bridge. A RED-NECKED GREBE was also seen. 


Jefferson County------------
     2/20: 5 SNOWY OWLS were found in the Town of Cape Vincent.     2/22: 
A SNOW OWL was seen near Evan’s Mills.       

--  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: Ravens
From: "Nancy Jane Kern kernscot AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:09:09 -0500
Yes. They fly over my house and field together in crazy loop-de-loops etc.

Nancy Kern
Austerlitz, NY



  
 


To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:27:50 +0000
Subject: NNYBirds:  Ravens














 

 



  


    
      
      
      
Usually this time of year on my land I see a pair of Ravens doing a pair flying 
display. This year I have seen two ravens flying together, but just passing 
overhead. Does anyone else ever see some raven display this time of year? 




    
     

    
    






   		 	   		  
Subject: NNYBirds: Ravens
From: "Judith Heintz judyfheintz AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:27:50 +0000 (UTC)
Usually this time of year on my land I see a pair of Ravens doing a pair flying 
display.  This year I have seen two ravens flying together, but just passing 
overhead.  Does anyone else ever see some raven display this time of year? 
Subject: NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:13:17 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 16, 2015*  NYSY  02. 16. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 09, 2015 - February 16, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 16 AT 4:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #430 Monday February 
16, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 09, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-NECKED GREBETRUMPETER SWANBARROW’S GOLDENEYENORTHERN HARRIERGOLDEN EAGLE 
ICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLLONG-EARED OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN 
SHRIKEHERMIT THRUSHEVENING GROSBEAKEASTERN TOWHEECHIPPING SPARROWHOARY REDPOLL 






Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     2/11: A NORTHERN HARRIER was spotted at East Road.

Onondaga county------------
     2/10: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A LONG-EARED OWL was 
found on the Creekwalk north of Hiawatha Boulevard.     2/12: 2 TRUMPETER 
SWANS remain in the Seneca River in Baldwinsville in the open water downriver 
of the bridge.     2/13: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Hancock Airport.   
  2/14: ICELAND and GLAUCOUS GULLS in all ages were seen near the falls on the 
Seneca River in Baldwinsville. A HERMIT THRUSH continues at Carpenter’s Brook 
Fish Hatchery near Elbridge.     2/15: A CHIPPING SPARROW continues at a 
feeder in Skaneateles. 


Madison County------------
     2/10: A SNOWY OWL was found near the Fenner Wind Farm.     2/15: 
EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feedr on Carpenter Road near Sheds. 


Oswego County------------
     2/11: The female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE in the Oswego River down river of 
the bridge in Phoenix.     2/14: A female EASTERN TOWHEE was again seen at a 
feeder on Marsden Drive near Mexico Point. A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in 
Oneida Lake at Brewerton. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Peter Scott Road north 
of Phoenix 


Oneida County------------
     2/12: A GOLDEN EAGLE was spotted in Waterville.

Herkimer County------------
     2/13: 9 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder near Rt. 28 where the 
Moose River crosses. 


Jefferson County------------
     2/9: An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen on Maxon Lane north of Adams.     
2/11: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at Fort Drum.     2/13: A SHORT-EARED OWL was 
seen at the Point Peninsula Bird Conservation Area.     2/15: 4 SNOWY OWLS 
were seen in the Town of Lyme north of Rt. 12E. 

        
       
     
     --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: NNYBirds: Merlin
From: "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:46:44 -0500
Early this afternoon I saw a Merlin near Rulf's Orchard.

-- 
Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY



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Subject: RE: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings, Shrike, etc
From: "Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:01:46 -0500
The Bohemians were at Pizza Hut in Saranac Lake around 2:15. They were sitting 
in the trees behind the building when I drove by. 

Good Birding!
Alan BelfordSaranac Lake
To: northern_ny_birds AT yahoogroups.com
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:56:22 -0500
Subject: NNYBirds:  Bohemian Waxwings, Shrike, etc














 

 



  


    
      
      
      


With growing numbers of sightings in Quebec, Ontario, and Vermont, I have been 
hopeful that Bohemians would show up around here soon. 

Fuat Latif told me that he had a flock of them on Fletcher Farm Road in 
Vermontville on Thursday I saw a flock of about 30-35 (quick estimate while 
driving) along Lake Flower in Saranac Lake yesterdayToday we counted 74 at 
Fletcher Farm Road and Ted Mack told me he saw a flock of about 40 near the 
Pizza Hut in Saranac Lake - likely the same group I found yesterday with a 
better count. 

There was also a Northern Shrike (adult) along Route 86 north of the junction 
with Route 55 and near the tree farm. 

Gray Jays (Bloomingdale Bog and Gabriels), Boreal Chickadees (Bigelow and Bog 
Trail), and Black-backed Woodpecker (Gabriels) rounded out the day. 

Good Birding!
Alan BelfordSaranac Lake



 		 	   		  



    
     

    
    






   		 	   		  
Subject: NNYBirds: Bohemian Waxwings, Shrike, etc
From: "Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:56:22 -0500
With growing numbers of sightings in Quebec, Ontario, and Vermont, I have been 
hopeful that Bohemians would show up around here soon. 

Fuat Latif told me that he had a flock of them on Fletcher Farm Road in 
Vermontville on Thursday I saw a flock of about 30-35 (quick estimate while 
driving) along Lake Flower in Saranac Lake yesterdayToday we counted 74 at 
Fletcher Farm Road and Ted Mack told me he saw a flock of about 40 near the 
Pizza Hut in Saranac Lake - likely the same group I found yesterday with a 
better count. 

There was also a Northern Shrike (adult) along Route 86 north of the junction 
with Route 55 and near the tree farm. 

Gray Jays (Bloomingdale Bog and Gabriels), Boreal Chickadees (Bigelow and Bog 
Trail), and Black-backed Woodpecker (Gabriels) rounded out the day. 

Good Birding!
Alan BelfordSaranac Lake



 		 	   		  
Subject: NNYBirds: GBBC
From: "John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:59:48 -0500
home, Essex, US-NY
Feb 13, 2015 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
10 species

Ruffed Grouse  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Common Redpoll  31
Hoary Redpoll 1 very frosty bird with no streaking on the rump or flanks and a 
very small bill 

Pine Siskin  3
American Goldfinch  29



home, Essex, US-NY
Feb 14, 2015 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Shrike  1
Blue Jay  9
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Common Redpoll  48
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  27


John & Pat Thaxton
Keene, NY
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "mjmoccio AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 14 Feb 2015 06:48:34 -0800
Dana, Congratulations and thank you for your hard work. 
 Mike Moccio
 Indian Lake part time
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
From: "Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:29:39 -0800
A big thank you to everyone who gave us sites to look for redpolls. Dana, this 
is a great service you are doing! 


rich clements Pine City NY(near Elmira)

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "'Laura S.' arcadiaco AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:14:39 -0500
Sometimes one hits the send button before proofing! :) That should read
"Dana, that is abt as huge an understatement.... Thanks again, Laura

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:12 PM, Laura S.  wrote:

> Beneficial? Dana, did is abt as huge an understatement it could possibly
> be. Thank you so much for putting this group together & moderating it all
> these yrs. It has been such a blessing for me. I have "met" so many people
> through it ad some actually in person. It has given me a heads up on some
> great birding opportunities & I have learned so much from the most learned
> members of the group. The caliber of combined knowledge is truly
> outstanding!
> Thanks again & hope you see a life bird on Sat!
> Happy Birdin'
> Laura Smith
> Willsboro Bay
>
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com
> [Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> All,
>>
>> The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St.
>> Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are
>> inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community
>> over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
>>
>> --
>> Owner/Moderator
>>
>> Dr. Dana Rohleder
>> Port Kent, NY
>>
>>  
>>
>
>
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "'Laura S.' arcadiaco AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:12:35 -0500
Beneficial? Dana, did is abt as huge an understatement it could possibly
be. Thank you so much for putting this group together & moderating it all
these yrs. It has been such a blessing for me. I have "met" so many people
through it ad some actually in person. It has given me a heads up on some
great birding opportunities & I have learned so much from the most learned
members of the group. The caliber of combined knowledge is truly
outstanding!
Thanks again & hope you see a life bird on Sat!
Happy Birdin'
Laura Smith
Willsboro Bay

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote:

>
>
> All,
>
> The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St.
> Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are
> inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community
> over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
>
> --
> Owner/Moderator
>
> Dr. Dana Rohleder
> Port Kent, NY
>
>  
>
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "John Peterson jmcp7 AT outlook.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:37:38 +0000
Dana,


 Congratulations to your Northern New York Birds. It’s given a voice to all 
of us in northern New York. St. Valentine’s Day will long be remembered, past 
these fifteen years. 



 Shortly thereafter, this May (9th-24th) will bring the Crown Point Bird 
Banding event. This will mark the 40th year of banding. I headed it from 
1976-2009, and Dr. Gordon Howard from 2010-2015. We hope that all can attend, 
will. The birds are as good as the banding. 



 These are but two of our records for northern New York birds, and we hope 
they’ll go a lot longer. --Mike Peterson, Montreal 



      






Sent from Windows Mail





From: northern_ny_birds AT yahoogroups.com
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎10‎, ‎2015 ‎5‎:‎40‎ ‎PM
To: northern_ny_birds AT yahoogroups.com




  





Being single, I wasn't doing anything else on Valentine's Day...
-- 
Dana Rohleder 
Port Kent, NY
On 2/10/2015 4:33 PM, John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
wrote: 


Dana, 



To say that Northern New York Birds has been beneficial to the birding 
community would be to damn with faint praise. It has been vital. For one thing, 
it introduced many birders to each other and created a forum for the exchange 
of ideas as well as sightings. It's the first thing we look at in the morning, 
and the last thing we consult each night. Where would we be without Northern 
New York Birds? Why, by the way, did you start NNYBirds on St. Valentine's Day? 
We think we need to address that coincidence in the next issue of the Northern 
New York Audubon Newsletter. 





Thank you.




John & Pat Thaxton
 
Keene, NY


 
-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 

To: NNYBirds 
Sent: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 12:41 pm
Subject: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary



  



All,

The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!

-- 
Owner/Moderator

Dr. Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY


 



Subject: NNYBirds: Re: 15th Anniversary
From: "Ken Copenhaver copenhvr AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:25:27 -0500
I've been (mostly) a lurker for almost half of those years.  Although you
may consider me to be one of the "inactive" members, I do enjoy reading
about what our neighbors to the west are seeing.  Thanks for all you do!

Ken Copenhaver
Fairfax, VT
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "Alan Belford alan_belford AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:55:50 -0500
Agreed!
 



To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:58:55 -0500
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary

  




Indeed, thanks so much Dana and congratulations! NNYBirds is a great resource 
to the birding community. 

Brian





On Feb 10, 2015, at 1:24 PM, Linda LaPan stickadk AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 wrote: 




  




Congrat's Dana, and thanks so much for all you've done. Hard to believe it's 
been 15 years already! Stick 

 
Linda LaPan
Lake Placid, NY






On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:41 PM, "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  wrote: 






  



All,The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. Valentine's 
day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are inactive. I hope 
the group has been beneficial to the birding community over the last 15 years. 
Thank you for your support!-- Owner/ModeratorDr. Dana RohlederPort Kent, NY 










 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:40:04 -0500
Being single, I wasn't doing anything else on Valentine's Day...

-- 
Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY

On 2/10/2015 4:33 PM, John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] wrote:
>
>
> Dana,
>
> To say that Northern New York Birds has been beneficial to the birding 
> community would be to damn with faint praise.  It has been vital.  For 
> one thing, it introduced many birders to each other and created a 
> forum for the exchange of ideas as well as sightings.  It's the first 
> thing we look at in the morning, and the last thing we consult each 
> night.  Where would we be without Northern New York Birds?  Why, by 
> the way, did you start NNYBirds on St. Valentine's Day?  We think we 
> need to address that coincidence in the next issue of the Northern New 
> York Audubon Newsletter.
>
> Thank you.
>
> John & Pat Thaxton
> Keene, NY
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
> 
> To: NNYBirds 
> Sent: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 12:41 pm
> Subject: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
>
> All,
>
> The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St.
> Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are
> inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community
> over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
>
> -- 
> Owner/Moderator
>
> Dr. Dana Rohleder
> Port Kent, NY
>
>
>
> 
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:40:08 -0500
Although I rarely get up to the NNY area, the amount of knowledge that one can 
amass from following this group is amazing. My thanks to those who have 
contributed here and especially to Dana for all the work of the last 15 years. 
Congratulations on a great resource for all birding residents of the north 
country - and those who wish they were! 

Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls
 



-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 

To: NNYBirds 
Sent: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 12:41 pm
Subject: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
  
All,

The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!

-- 
Owner/Moderator

Dr. Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY





  _____  




Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:33:46 -0500
Dana,


To say that Northern New York Birds has been beneficial to the birding 
community would be to damn with faint praise. It has been vital. For one thing, 
it introduced many birders to each other and created a forum for the exchange 
of ideas as well as sightings. It's the first thing we look at in the morning, 
and the last thing we consult each night. Where would we be without Northern 
New York Birds? Why, by the way, did you start NNYBirds on St. Valentine's Day? 
We think we need to address that coincidence in the next issue of the Northern 
New York Audubon Newsletter. 



Thank you.


John & Pat Thaxton
Keene, NY



-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 

To: NNYBirds 
Sent: Tue, Feb 10, 2015 12:41 pm
Subject: NNYBirds:  15th Anniversary


 
  
    
                  
All,

The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!

-- 
Owner/Moderator

Dr. Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY


    
             

  
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "'Julie' mcjbird AT charter.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:55:38 -0500
Thanks Dana, it is hard to believe it has been 15 years. I dont get out 
birding as much as Id like anymore, but I do love watching the posts and 
tracking down a rare bird once in a while. Keep up the good work! 


Julie Lattrell
Keeseville

From: mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2:56 PM
To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary

  
15 years to the benefit of our birding community! Well done, Dana, for leading 
the way. Congratulations, and to looking towards the next 15! 


Eve

On 2015-02-10, at 12:41 PM, Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] wrote: 



    
  All,

  The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
  Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
  inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
  over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!

  -- 
  Owner/Moderator

  Dr. Dana Rohleder
  Port Kent, NY




Eve Ticknor


Box 2206
Prescott, On  K0E 1T0
Canada
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cell: 613-859-9545


The Blue Nest
24 Birch Ave, Willsboro, NY 12996
U S A

res: 518-963-7404
cell: 518-524-7377

http://aquavisions.me 


"We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in the pattern of shadows, the 
light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates." J. Tanazaki 











Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "birder64 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:58:55 -0500
Indeed, thanks so much Dana and congratulations! NNYBirds is a great resource 
to the birding community. 

Brian



> On Feb 10, 2015, at 1:24 PM, Linda LaPan stickadk AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote: 

> 
> Congrat's Dana, and thanks so much for all you've done. Hard to believe it's 
been 15 years already! Stick 

>  
> Linda LaPan
> Lake Placid, NY
> 
> 
> On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:41 PM, "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  wrote: 

> 
> 
>  
> All,
> 
> The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
> Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
> inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
> over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
> 
> -- 
> Owner/Moderator
> 
> Dr. Dana Rohleder
> Port Kent, NY
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "eve ticknor edticknor AT sympatico.ca [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:56:42 -0500
15 years to the benefit of our birding community! Well done, Dana, for leading 
the way. Congratulations, and to looking towards the next 15! 

Eve
On 2015-02-10, at 12:41 PM, Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] wrote: 


> All,
> 
> The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
> Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
> inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
> over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
> 
> -- 
> Owner/Moderator
> 
> Dr. Dana Rohleder
> Port Kent, NY
> 
> 

Eve Ticknor

Box 2206
Prescott, On  K0E 1T0
Canada
res: 613-925-5528
cell: 613-859-9545

The Blue Nest
24 Birch Ave, Willsboro, NY 12996
U S A
res: 518-963-7404
cell: 518-524-7377

http://aquavisions.me

"We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in the pattern of shadows, the 
light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates." J. Tanazaki 






Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "Linda LaPan stickadk AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:24:24 +0000 (UTC)
Congrat's Dana, and thanks so much for all you've done. Hard to believe it's 
been 15 years already! Stick Linda LaPanLake Placid, NY 


 On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:41 PM, "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  wrote: 

   

     All,

The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!

-- 
Owner/Moderator

Dr. Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY

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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "Joan Howlett hobeauworks AT twcny.rr.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:59:24 -0500
So very valuable to the NC birding community. Thank you.

Joan Howlett
Norwood, NY
> On Feb 10, 2015, at 12:41 PM, Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote: 

> 
> All,
> 
> The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
> Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
> inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
> over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
> 
> -- 
> Owner/Moderator
> 
> Dr. Dana Rohleder
> Port Kent, NY
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "'Larry Master' lawrencemaster AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:48:16 -0500
Thank you, Dana!!

 

Larry Master

 

From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:42 PM
To: NNYBirds
Subject: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary

All,

The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!
-- 
Owner/Moderator

Dr. Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY





.

 
 

 
 



Subject: NNYBirds: 15th Anniversary
From: "Dana Rohleder dcrohleder AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:41:30 -0500
All,

The NNYBirds group will celebrate it's 15th anniversary on St. 
Valentine's day. We are showing well over 700 members, although many are 
inactive. I hope the group has been beneficial to the birding community 
over the last 15 years. Thank you for your support!

-- 
Owner/Moderator

Dr. Dana Rohleder
Port Kent, NY



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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
From: "'Thomas P. Cullen' tc_two AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:40:46 +0000 (UTC)
I have about 50 redpolls a day, every day,  in Childwold, Saint Lawrence 
County. One or two Hoarys mixed in  also I believe. They go through two nyjer 
 seed tube feeders twice a day, and then attack the black oil sunflower seeds. 
Voracious, feisty little guys. I love them! Two years ago they stayed with me 
till mid May! Then a quick commute up to the Arctic Circle to take care of 
business!   Thomas P. CullenChildwold, NY 12922  

 From: "Milt Adams adkvicadams AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" 
 

 To: "Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com"  
 Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:13 AM
 Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
   
  Rich,I live on Forest Home Road in Lake Clear and have had redpolls at my 
feeders on occasion.  There is a house along the road (midway between Lake 
Clear and Saranac Lake) with a feeder in the front yard that would be a good 
place to stop a car and watch for them.Good luck. 

Milt AdamsLake Clear 

 On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:01 AM, "John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  wrote: 

   

     Hi Rich,
Not sure about Saranac Inn, but they have been visiting several feeders in the 
north country since early January.  We have as many as 50 each day in Keene. 

Pat & John Thaxton


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 

To: Northern_NY_Birds 
Sent: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 11:12 pm
Subject: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area

     
| we are in the lake placid area x-country skiing and wondering if the redpolls 
are still in the saranac lake inn area. rich ClementsSent from Yahoo Mail on 
Android | 


   
 From: 'scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com' scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] ; 

  To:  ; 
  Subject:  Re: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds 
  Sent:  Tue, Feb 3, 2015 5:03:03 PM 
  
 
|   What a great way to welcome people to the Inn!That is such a sight to 
behold.  

Scott VarneyMoreau, NY
Sent from my "Life in a Tin Can"
----- Reply message -----
From: "Bev Stellges bstellges AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" 
 

To: "Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com" 
Subject: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 8:46 AM
  We have had a flock of at least 50 or 60 red polls for the past two weeks 
now in Saranac Inn near Lake clear. There might be some pine siskins also but 
definitely red polls when the sun shines on the red spot on their heads. 

Bev Stellges

Sent from my iPad    |

        

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Subject: RE: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
From: "'Larry Master' lawrencemaster AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:24:35 -0500
Hi Rich,

 

We have several siskins and 250+ common redpolls (still awaiting the first 
hoary, which usually show up in late February in a redpoll flight year) at our 
feeders off River Road in Lake Placid (adjacent the Jack Rabbit Trail). The 
redpolls should be here until late March. Please email me if you’d like to 
visit; birders are always welcome. 


 

Larry Master

intervalelowlands.org

masterimages.org

Lake Placid

 

From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 9, 2015 11:10 PM
To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area

 

  


we are in the lake placid area x-country skiing and wondering if the redpolls 
are still in the saranac lake inn area. 


rich Clements

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
 


 

  _____  

From: 'scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com' scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com 
 [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 
>; 

To:  >; 

Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds 
Sent: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 5:03:03 PM 

 


  

What a great way to welcome people to the Inn!

That is such a sight to behold. 

 

Scott Varney

Moreau, NY

 

Sent from my "Life in a Tin Can"

 

----- Reply message -----
From: "Bev Stellges bstellges AT yahoo.com  
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  > 

To: "Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
 "  > 

Subject: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 8:46 AM


  

We have had a flock of at least 50 or 60 red polls for the past two weeks now 
in Saranac Inn near Lake clear. There might be some pine siskins also but 
definitely red polls when the sun shines on the red spot on their heads. 

Bev Stellges

Sent from my iPad


Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
From: "Milt Adams adkvicadams AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:13:33 +0000 (UTC)
Rich,I live on Forest Home Road in Lake Clear and have had redpolls at my 
feeders on occasion.  There is a house along the road (midway between Lake 
Clear and Saranac Lake) with a feeder in the front yard that would be a good 
place to stop a car and watch for them.Good luck. 

Milt AdamsLake Clear 

 On Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:01 AM, "John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]"  wrote: 

   

     Hi Rich,
Not sure about Saranac Inn, but they have been visiting several feeders in the 
north country since early January.  We have as many as 50 each day in Keene. 

Pat & John Thaxton


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 

To: Northern_NY_Birds 
Sent: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 11:12 pm
Subject: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area

     
| we are in the lake placid area x-country skiing and wondering if the redpolls 
are still in the saranac lake inn area. rich ClementsSent from Yahoo Mail on 
Android | 


   
 From: 'scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com' scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] ; 

  To:  ; 
  Subject:  Re: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds 
  Sent:  Tue, Feb 3, 2015 5:03:03 PM 
  
 
|   What a great way to welcome people to the Inn!That is such a sight to 
behold.  

Scott VarneyMoreau, NY
Sent from my "Life in a Tin Can"
----- Reply message -----
From: "Bev Stellges bstellges AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" 
 

To: "Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com" 
Subject: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 8:46 AM
  We have had a flock of at least 50 or 60 red polls for the past two weeks 
now in Saranac Inn near Lake clear. There might be some pine siskins also but 
definitely red polls when the sun shines on the red spot on their heads. 

Bev Stellges

Sent from my iPad    |

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Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
From: "John Thaxton JPThax5317 AT aol.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:01:12 -0500
Hi Rich,


Not sure about Saranac Inn, but they have been visiting several feeders in the 
north country since early January. We have as many as 50 each day in Keene. 



Pat & John Thaxton



-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds] 
 

To: Northern_NY_Birds 
Sent: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 11:12 pm
Subject: NNYBirds:  Re: saranac lake/lake placid area


 
  
    
                  


we are in the lake placid area x-country skiing and wondering if the redpolls 
are still in the saranac lake inn area. 

rich Clements
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


            
                
                    
                    
                        
                            
 From: 'scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com' scottvarney1968 AT yahoo.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds] ; 

 To: ; 

 Subject: Re: NNYBirds: Re: Yard Birds 

 Sent: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 5:03:03 PM 

                        
                            
                            
                                
                                    
                                        
 
  
    
                  
 

What a great way to welcome people to the Inn!
That is such a sight to behold. 


Scott Varney
Moreau, NY


Sent from my "Life in a Tin Can"


----- Reply message -----
From: "Bev Stellges bstellges AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" 
 

To: "Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com" 
Subject: NNYBirds:  Re: Yard Birds
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 8:46 AM

     
                  
We have had a flock of at least 50 or 60 red polls for the past two weeks now 
in Saranac Inn near Lake clear. There might be some pine siskins also but 
definitely red polls when the sun shines on the red spot on their heads. 

Bev Stellges

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Subject: NNYBirds: Re: saranac lake/lake placid area
From: "Richard Clements richardclements645 AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 20:09:41 -0800
we are in the lake placid area x-country skiing and wondering if the redpolls 
are still in the saranac lake inn area. 


rich Clements

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Subject: NNYBirds: Syracuse RBA
From: "Joseph Brin brinjoseph AT yahoo.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 21:08:54 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* February 09, 2015*  NYSY  02. 09. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 02, 2015 - February 09, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 09 AT 4:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #429 Monday February 
09, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of February 02, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

TRUMPETER SWANTURKEY VULTURE NORTHERN GOSHAWKGOLDEN EAGLETHAYER’S GULL 
ICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLSAW-WHET OWLNORTHERN 
SHRIKEHERMIT THRUSHEVENING GROSBEAKLAPLAND LONGSPUREASTERN TOWHEESAVANNAH 
SPARROWPINE SISKIN 





Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     2/5: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found at the intersection of Rt.89 and 
Armitage Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     2/4: A TURKEY VULTURE was seen at Green Lakes State Park     2/5: A 
SAW-WHET OWL was seen in the University area.     2/6: A HERMIT THRUSH was 
at a feeding area in Baldwinsville. Two TRUMPETER SWANS were again seen in the 
Seneca River in Baldwinsville.     2/7: This was the last day the TRUMPETER 
SWANS were seen in Baldwinsville. Two ICELAND GULLS were seen from Marble 
Island in Baldwinsville.     2/8: A THAYER’S GULL was found in Mercer Park 
on the Seneca River in Baldwinsville. also seen were 2 ICELAND GULLS and a 
GLAUCOUS GULL. Two SAVANNAH SPARROWS were at a feeder on East Sorrell Hill Road 
south of Baldwinsville.     2/9: The THAYER’S GULL was relocated in Mercer 
Park in Baldwinsville. Also seen were 4 ICELAND GULLS and 3 GLAUCOUS GULLS 
including one adult. 


Madison County------------
     2/3: A SNOWY OWL was seen near the Fenner Wind Farm.     2/8: 2 
LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen from East Road in New Woodstock.     2/9: 18 
EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds. also seen were 
4 PINE SISKINS, a NORTHERN SHRIKE and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK. 


Oswego County------------
     2/9: A female EASTERN TOWHEE was seen at a feeder near Mexico Point on 
Lake Ontario. 


Herkimer County------------
     2/5: An immature GOLDEN EAGLE was seen and well described on Platform 
Road in Fairfield. 


Jefferson County------------
     2/5: 5 SNOWY OWLS and 6 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen in the Three Mile 
Bay area. 

   
       
     
     --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
Subject: NNYBirds: FW: 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
From: "Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:11:57 -0500
(apologies to those who get this multiple times!)
Dear New York Birders,
With less than one month until kickoff we wanted to welcome everyone back to 
the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. We have been gearing up and 
planning for the 2015 season, the second year of a 3-year study headed up by 
the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group (IRBWG). Through a partnership 
with eBird, the Working Group seeks to collect as much data and information as 
possible in an effort to develop conservation strategies and management 
programs aimed at reversing the trend in the dramatic population decline of 
Rusty Blackbirds. Based on available data we know that the Rusty Blackbirds 
population has declined at an alarming 85-99% in the past 40 years. To learn 
more about the Working Group and its purpose please check out this link: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/working-group/purpose/ 

So once again we are seeking your help! First, a huge thanks to all of last 
years participants who helped exceed the programs expectations. New York 
observers submitted 1696 checklists, a 46% increase in the number of checklists 
containing Rusty Blackbird sightings since 2013 (pre-blitz era). 

The target blitz period for New York State is March 1 - April 31. During this 
time period we are encouraging birders to head out and search for Rusty 
Blackbirds and to submit their data through eBird using the Rusty Blackbird 
Spring Migration Blitz protocol. This drop down will be available in eBird on 
March 1st and should be used whenever you are searching for Rusty Blackbirds, 
even if you dont find any. Researchers are interested in both presence and 
absence of the species. Based on last years data, the researchers at IRBWG have 
developed an Areas of Interest Map. This map contains priority locations that 
should be surveyed in addition to your search efforts. We encourage everyone to 
check out this map and be sure to visit these sites during the blitz window: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/ 

There are often many excellent questions raised by blitz participants and as a 
result a Frequently Asked Questions page was developed on the 
rustyblackbird.org website: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/areas-of-interest-frequently-asked-questions/ 

Also, social media users should follow the blitz Facebook page at: 
https://www.facebook.com/rustyblackbirdspringblitz 

rustyblackbird.org contains a tremendous amount of information but we 
understand that there are always going to be questions. For this reason New 
York State has three Blitz Coordinators that are available to help answer 
questions and to get interested folks started on the blitz. Again, we encourage 
folks to check out the website but please do not hesitate to contact any of the 
coordinators listed below. Thank you again for helping to make the blitz 
successful and we look forward to another great season!! 

Best,
Derek Rogers (drogers0031 AT gmail.com) - Long Island Blitz CoorindatorMike 
Shanley (falecore AT yahoo.com) - NYC/Staten Island Blitz CoordinatorWill Raup 
(hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com) - Upstate NY Blitz Coordinator 

 		 	   		  
Subject: FW: [nysbirds-l] 2015 Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz
From: "Will Raup Hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:11:57 -0500
(apologies to those who get this multiple times!)
Dear New York Birders,
With less than one month until kickoff we wanted to welcome everyone back to 
the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. We have been gearing up and 
planning for the 2015 season, the second year of a 3-year study headed up by 
the International Rusty Blackbird Working Group (IRBWG). Through a partnership 
with eBird, the Working Group seeks to collect as much data and information as 
possible in an effort to develop conservation strategies and management 
programs aimed at reversing the trend in the dramatic population decline of 
Rusty Blackbirds. Based on available data we know that the Rusty Blackbirds 
population has declined at an alarming 85-99% in the past 40 years. To learn 
more about the Working Group and its purpose please check out this link: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/working-group/purpose/ 

So once again we are seeking your help! First, a huge thanks to all of last 
years participants who helped exceed the programs expectations. New York 
observers submitted 1696 checklists, a 46% increase in the number of checklists 
containing Rusty Blackbird sightings since 2013 (pre-blitz era). 

The target blitz period for New York State is March 1 - April 31. During this 
time period we are encouraging birders to head out and search for Rusty 
Blackbirds and to submit their data through eBird using the Rusty Blackbird 
Spring Migration Blitz protocol. This drop down will be available in eBird on 
March 1st and should be used whenever you are searching for Rusty Blackbirds, 
even if you dont find any. Researchers are interested in both presence and 
absence of the species. Based on last years data, the researchers at IRBWG have 
developed an Areas of Interest Map. This map contains priority locations that 
should be surveyed in addition to your search efforts. We encourage everyone to 
check out this map and be sure to visit these sites during the blitz window: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/ 

There are often many excellent questions raised by blitz participants and as a 
result a Frequently Asked Questions page was developed on the 
rustyblackbird.org website: 
http://rustyblackbird.org/outreach/migration-blitz/2015-areas-of-interest/areas-of-interest-frequently-asked-questions/ 

Also, social media users should follow the blitz Facebook page at: 
https://www.facebook.com/rustyblackbirdspringblitz 

rustyblackbird.org contains a tremendous amount of information but we 
understand that there are always going to be questions. For this reason New 
York State has three Blitz Coordinators that are available to help answer 
questions and to get interested folks started on the blitz. Again, we encourage 
folks to check out the website but please do not hesitate to contact any of the 
coordinators listed below. Thank you again for helping to make the blitz 
successful and we look forward to another great season!! 

Best,
Derek Rogers (drogers0031 AT gmail.com) - Long Island Blitz CoorindatorMike 
Shanley (falecore AT yahoo.com) - NYC/Staten Island Blitz CoordinatorWill Raup 
(hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com) - Upstate NY Blitz Coordinator 

 		 	   		  
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
From: "'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:57:54 -0500
Thanks, Mary Beth!
 
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 7:54 PM
To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
 


Hi Mona, ‘
In addition to the spots mentioned by Brian and Joan, check out the website for 
Thousand Island Land Trust. They have a few properties in the area, one being 
the Macsherry Trail that should have lots of birds and a nice wetland area. 

The Indian Creek Nature Center is a great spot, it has Blandings turtles too 
but dress to avoid ticks. I may be leading a trip there on June 3rd. Send me a 
note before you come up. 

 
Mary Beth Warburton
Potsdam,NY
315 212 0722
On Feb 3, 2015, at 7:29 PM, 'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote: 

 
 
Thanks to Joan and Brian for the great suggestions. I'm even more excited now 
than I was before! Come on Spring! 

Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls
 
From:  
Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com [  
mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:52 PM
To:  
Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 

Subject: Re: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
 





I second Joan's suggestion and if you are passing by Canton, you should stop 
into the Indian Creek Nature Center property(aka-Upper-Lower Lakes wildlife 
management area) and bird the many trails there for great warblers and other 
second growth woodland species...marsh species also! 


Brian McAllister
Saranac Lake
 
 

On Feb 3, 2015, at 12:04 PM, 'Joan Collins'  
Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds] < 
 Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com> 
wrote: 

  
Hi Mona,
 
Early June is a fantastic time to visit that area! I highly recommend Perch 
River (State Wildlife Management Area) in Jefferson Co. At that time of year, 
even if you just drive around in the grasslands/shrublands/forests of northern 
Jefferson/southern St. Lawrence Counties, you will find a lot of birds! Sean 
O’Brien and I drove over to that area and birded all night (many 
Whip-poor-wills) and the next day in June 2013 – Sean was just reminding me 
the other day that it was the best dawn chorus he has ever experienced! I would 
also recommend hiking at Chaumont Barrens – a remarkable Nature Conservancy 
property. 

 
Joan Collins
Editor, New York Birders
Long Lake, NY
(315) 244-7127 cell       
(518) 624-5528 home
  
http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/ 

  
http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian 

 
From:  
Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com [  
mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:38 AM
To:  
Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 

Subject: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
 
  
I'm hoping to visit the 1000 Islands area in early June. Does anyone have
any suggestions on specific places to bird? I'm not seeking any particular
species, just pleasant places to explore and see what's around. We'll be
doing the usual touristy things like Boldt Castle and traveling on both the
American side and the Canadian side of the river, so I'll have access to a
wide area. 

Any thoughts welcome.

Mona Bearor
So. Glens Falls





 
 




Subject: Re: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
From: "MB Warburton mbwarburton AT verizon.net [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:53:59 -0500
Hi Mona, ‘
In addition to the spots mentioned by Brian and Joan, check out the website for 
Thousand Island Land Trust. They have a few properties in the area, one being 
the Macsherry Trail that should have lots of birds and a nice wetland area. 

The Indian Creek Nature Center is a great spot, it has Blandings turtles too 
but dress to avoid ticks. I may be leading a trip there on June 3rd. Send me a 
note before you come up. 


Mary Beth Warburton
Potsdam,NY
315 212 0722
> On Feb 3, 2015, at 7:29 PM, 'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote: 

> 
> 
> Thanks to Joan and Brian for the great suggestions. I'm even more excited now 
than I was before! Come on Spring! 

> 
> Mona Bearor
> 
> South Glens Falls
> 
>  
> 
> From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
] 

> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:52 PM
> To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
 

> Subject: Re: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I second Joan's suggestion and if you are passing by Canton, you should stop 
into the Indian Creek Nature Center property(aka-Upper-Lower Lakes wildlife 
management area) and bird the many trails there for great warblers and other 
second growth woodland species...marsh species also! 

> 
> Brian McAllister
> 
> Saranac Lake
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> 
> On Feb 3, 2015, at 12:04 PM, 'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com 
 [Northern_NY_Birds] 
> 
wrote: 

> 
>>   
>> 
>> Hi Mona,
>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Early June is a fantastic time to visit that area! I highly recommend Perch 
River (State Wildlife Management Area) in Jefferson Co. At that time of year, 
even if you just drive around in the grasslands/shrublands/forests of northern 
Jefferson/southern St. Lawrence Counties, you will find a lot of birds! Sean 
O’Brien and I drove over to that area and birded all night (many 
Whip-poor-wills) and the next day in June 2013 – Sean was just reminding me 
the other day that it was the best dawn chorus he has ever experienced! I would 
also recommend hiking at Chaumont Barrens – a remarkable Nature Conservancy 
property. 

>> 
>>  
>> 
>> Joan Collins
>> 
>> Editor, New York Birders
>> 
>> Long Lake, NY
>> 
>> (315) 244-7127 cell       
>> 
>> (518) 624-5528 home
>> 
>> http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/ 
 

>> http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian 
 

>>  
>> 
>> From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
] 

>> Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:38 AM
>> To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
 

>> Subject: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
>> 
>>  
>> 
>>   
>> 
>> I'm hoping to visit the 1000 Islands area in early June. Does anyone have
>> any suggestions on specific places to bird? I'm not seeking any particular
>> species, just pleasant places to explore and see what's around. We'll be
>> doing the usual touristy things like Boldt Castle and traveling on both the
>> American side and the Canadian side of the river, so I'll have access to a
>> wide area. 
>> 
>> Any thoughts welcome.
>> 
>> Mona Bearor
>> So. Glens Falls
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Subject: RE: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
From: "'Mona Bearor' conservebirds AT gmail.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:29:11 -0500
Thanks to Joan and Brian for the great suggestions. I'm even more excited now 
than I was before! Come on Spring! 

Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls
 
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:52 PM
To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
 




I second Joan's suggestion and if you are passing by Canton, you should stop 
into the Indian Creek Nature Center property(aka-Upper-Lower Lakes wildlife 
management area) and bird the many trails there for great warblers and other 
second growth woodland species...marsh species also! 


Brian McAllister
Saranac Lake
 
 

On Feb 3, 2015, at 12:04 PM, 'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com 
[Northern_NY_Birds]  wrote: 

  
Hi Mona,
 
Early June is a fantastic time to visit that area! I highly recommend Perch 
River (State Wildlife Management Area) in Jefferson Co. At that time of year, 
even if you just drive around in the grasslands/shrublands/forests of northern 
Jefferson/southern St. Lawrence Counties, you will find a lot of birds! Sean 
O’Brien and I drove over to that area and birded all night (many 
Whip-poor-wills) and the next day in June 2013 – Sean was just reminding me 
the other day that it was the best dawn chorus he has ever experienced! I would 
also recommend hiking at Chaumont Barrens – a remarkable Nature Conservancy 
property. 

 
Joan Collins
Editor, New York Birders
Long Lake, NY
(315) 244-7127 cell       
(518) 624-5528 home
http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/ 
http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian
 
From: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com 
[mailto:Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:38 AM
To: Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: NNYBirds: RFI - Birding the 1000 Islands area in June
 
  
I'm hoping to visit the 1000 Islands area in early June. Does anyone have
any suggestions on specific places to bird? I'm not seeking any particular
species, just pleasant places to explore and see what's around. We'll be
doing the usual touristy things like Boldt Castle and traveling on both the
American side and the Canadian side of the river, so I'll have access to a
wide area. 

Any thoughts welcome.

Mona Bearor
So. Glens Falls