Thank you for being in touch! I will be in the field until September 19th with 
little or no internet and cell service. Thank you for your patience and I will 
be in touch when I return.
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On Jul 8, 2018, at 12:02 AM, Upstate NY Birding digest 
<cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> wrote:

> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Sunday, July 08, 2018.
> 
> 1. First southbound migrants Broome Co.
> 2. Bird biology for kids at Cornell's Experimental Ponds: Sunday, July 8th @ 
> 9 am
> 
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> 
> Subject: First southbound migrants Broome Co.
> From: David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 05:23:35 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
> 
> Had my first "fall" LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Upper Lisle County Park last
> evening Broome Co. The bird was an adult in what appeared to me as worn
> breeding plumage. I also had a small group of RING-BILLED GULLS (13)
> loafing at Dorchester Park. This is the first group of these birds I have
> seen since Spring migration. To my knowledge these birds don't breed in
> Broome Co. Most of these birds were still in breeding plumage with a couple
> 2nd cycle birds. Nothing unusual, but interesting how quickly birds turn to
> fall migration. Yesterday there was a strong cold front and northwest winds
> that likely kicked this off. I also have seen reports from Montezuma that
> there is a trickle of LESSER YELLOWLEGS and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER.
> 
> Dave Nicosia
> 
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> 
> Subject: Bird biology for kids at Cornell's Experimental Ponds: Sunday, July 
> 8th @ 9 am
> From: Conor Taff <cct...@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 14:03:50 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> 
> Sorry for the last minute notice, but we are running this event tomorrow
> morning and would appreciate if you can pass it along to anyone with kids
> in this age range who might be interested.
> 
> 
> - Conor Taff
> 
> 
> --
> 
> 
> Ever wonder what it’s like to study real, wild animals? Birds are a group
> of animals loved by many people, but what do we really know about them? And
> how do we know it?
> 
> Come spend a morning with the Vitousek Lab and get a peek behind the
> curtain with real scientists working with wild birds! On *Sunday, July
> 8th from 9-10 am*, join us for science and fun at Cornell's Experimental
> Ponds. Birds at this local field site have been studied for decades,
> including a 30+ year study on the breeding biology of Tree Swallows.
> 
> Some examples of things you might learn:
> 
> - how do you tell birds apart from one another?
> - what tools do scientists use to study birds?
> - how do scientists catch wild birds?
> - can we tell how old a bird is?
> - what important things can we learn by studying birds?
> 
> This event is aimed at kids ages 8-12, but all are welcome! There will be
> hands-on activities and opportunities to view wild birds up close. It can
> sometimes be muddy at the Experimental Ponds, so we recommend wearing
> tennis shoes or other shoes that can get dirty. Please RSVP with number and
> ages of children likely to attend to j...@cornell.edu or ta...@cornell.edu.
> 
> 
> 
> The address of Cornell’s Experimental Ponds is 947 Warren Drive. To get
> there, drive north past the Ithaca airport. Turn right onto Cherry Rd.,
> then left onto Warren Dr. About 500 feet down Warren Dr., there is a
> Cornell University sign. Turn right at this sign, drive down the gravel
> road through the open gates, and park by the barn.
> 
> 
> 
> We hope to see you out with us!
> 
> 
> Best,
> 
> Tom, Jenny, and Conor
> 
> Members of the Vitousek Lab
> 
> 
> -- 
> www.conortaff.com
> Rose Postdoctoral Fellow
> Lab of Ornithology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department
> Cornell University
> E240 Corson Hall
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> END OF DIGEST
> 

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