Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 19, 2019

2019-05-19 Thread David Nicosia
Chris, Hopefully it is a cyclical thing. One of our best spots in Broome Co King Street Town of Barker has had more migrants than I have seen in several years. Diversity and numbers are up for most warblers and other neotropical migrants this year. I also have noticed in a few other spots in the

[cayugabirds-l] Birds are moving via radar

2019-05-17 Thread David Nicosia
Even with north winds aloft the birds are coming. Its getting to that point where they just need to get where they are going. see https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar_lite.php?rid=bgm=N0R=1110=yes Its not the heaviest migration but it is a sign that the birds are going regardless now.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weather Forecasting Tools

2019-05-16 Thread David Nicosia
One note of caution with this: it is only the surface winds. Birds, as you know, migrate from a few thousand feet up to probably over 10,000 feet in some cases and species. I find this website most helpful for winds aloft forecasts... https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weather Forecasting Tools

2019-05-16 Thread david nicosia
One note of caution with this: it is only the surface winds. Birds, as you know, migrate from a few thousand feet up to probably over 10,000 feet in some cases and species.  I find this website most helpful for winds aloft forecasts... https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/    Pick the model of

[cayugabirds-l] Radar showing nice early migratory flight in much of central NY.

2019-03-30 Thread David Nicosia
BGM radar is lighting up nicely with migratory birds at this hour. With a strong cold front crossing the region between 5 am and 7 am Sunday, there will be many new arrivals around and numbers should be up. Sunday could be a great day. Bundle up though as much colder air will be upon us. Dave

Re: Re:[cayugabirds-l] RWBB /other spring signs

2019-03-13 Thread david nicosia
We had a big "goose" flight down here too.  skies were filled, birds were quite high up so you had to really look. Many snows at least from my home. All birds were heading northwest toward Finger Lakes On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:26:05 PM EDT, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: A few

[nysbirds-l] Sabine's Gull Broome County September 25th, 2018

2018-09-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, Ace birder Jon Weeks found a SABINE'S GULL at Dorchester Park Whitney Point, NY late this morning in the middle of a driving rain. The bird initially was on the water and then eventually flew, showing off its distinct wing pattern. The bird was an adult. Unfortunately, the bird didn't stay

Re: [cayugabirds-l] odd radar at mid-morning - migrating raptors?

2018-09-23 Thread David Nicosia
I looked over the radar this morning and I didn't see anything obvious around 938 am. Thermals are just beginning to rise at this time plus all the fog that was around was lifting. Not sure from the data I have at home. I will check from work tomorrow where I have higher resolution data. On Sun,

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 1 September 7 am

2018-08-28 Thread David Nicosia
All, This coming Saturday morning, 1 September, there will be another shorebird walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. At 7am we will caravan from the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center to the East Rd overlook. Folks can meet us at the East Road overlook at 715

[nysbirds-l] Today's Guided Montezuma Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh

2018-08-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had an awesome day, people were very nice, weather was perfect, habitat excellent and there were good numbers and variety of shorebirds and other birds too. We had great views of BAIRD'S, WHITE-RUMPED, SEMIPALMATED, LEAST, PECTORAL and STILT SANDPIPERS. Also present were both species of

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swallows

2018-08-25 Thread David Nicosia
There was a massive take off of swallows at sunrise this morning seen from the Montezuma visitor's center. I just estimated 2 but I bet it was more like 20+our radar detected a big take off ring this morning. Birds reached up to 8000 feet 10 minutes or so after take off!!! On Sat, Aug

Re:[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 25 August 7 am

2018-08-24 Thread David Nicosia
In case it didn't go throughI sent this two days ago. On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 2:21 PM David Nicosia wrote: > This coming Saturday morning, 25 August, there will be another shorebird > walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife > Refuge. > > At 7am

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 25 August 7 am

2018-08-22 Thread David Nicosia
This coming Saturday morning, 25 August, there will be another shorebird walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. At 7am we will caravan from the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center to the East Rd overlook. Folks can meet us at the East Road overlook at 715 am if

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Sanderlings

2018-08-21 Thread David Nicosia
Just had 3 sanderlings Dorchester plus a Ruddy turnstone. Must have been another small wave like a few weeks back. On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 7:07 PM John Greenly wrote: > 5 Sanderlings at Myers point, 7 pm, (juvenile plumage). > > John Greenly > Ludlowville > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: >

Re: ADMIN: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?

2018-08-11 Thread David Nicosia
I would also add a MERLIN flushed a lot of shorebirds out of KM marsh on Friday and that is why the RUFF ended up at Benning. Plus we had a PEREGRINE FALCON today also flushing a lot of birds of which many returned back to their original places. On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 7:09 PM Christopher T.

[cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh -- Aug 11, 2018

2018-08-11 Thread David Nicosia
Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh Aug 11, 2018 7:21 AM Traveling 2.00 miles 266 minutes All birds reported? Yes 71 species. Comments: Had 20 people on this weekend's shorebird walk. Weather was mostly cloudy. Temperatures in the 60s. Light breeze. 50 Canada Goose -- Estimated 1 Trumpeter

[nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am

2018-08-05 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will be doing another guided shorebird walk to K-M and Puddler's Marshes Montezuma this coming Saturday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am or if you desire you can go to the East Road overlook by 715 am. There have been some great birds reported recently here

[nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am

2018-08-05 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will be doing another guided shorebird walk to K-M and Puddler's Marshes Montezuma this coming Saturday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am or if you desire you can go to the East Road overlook by 715 am. See attached flyer There have been some great birds reported

[cayugabirds-l] First southbound migrants Broome Co.

2018-07-07 Thread David Nicosia
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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-22 Thread david nicosia
, -76.758202000 On 2018-06-20 16:43, David Nicosia wrote: I remember this conversation last year. If there is a marked rapid decline in song birds as reported, then something has occurred in the past couple years that is wiping our birds out. Habitat loss is a gradual slow process that would

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-20 Thread David Nicosia
I remember this conversation last year. If there is a marked rapid decline in song birds as reported, then something has occurred in the past couple years that is wiping our birds out. Habitat loss is a gradual slow process that would not be so readily noticed on a wide scale from year to year.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-20 Thread David Nicosia
I remember this conversation last year. If there is a marked rapid decline in song birds as reported, then something has occurred in the past couple years that is wiping our birds out. Habitat loss is a gradual slow process that would not be so readily noticed on a wide scale from year to year.

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma Today May 29th, 2018- Red Knot, Red-Necked Phalarope

2018-05-29 Thread David Nicosia
All, I had a change of plans and am not going to the NJ coast for shorebirds. So I decided to try Montezuma again for shorebirds and amazingly I had a pretty awesome day. Good weather usually doesn't mean rare birds for me. That was false today! First stop was Tschache Pool Tower and I could

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018

2018-05-27 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had an awesome turnout for the second spring shorebird walk along part of the restricted area of Tschache Pool. I estimated at least 45 people as some came later and others left earlier. There were 27 cars parked at the parking area by the tower at Tschache at one point! This was the

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Spring Guided Shorebird Walk #2 Tschache Pool This Saturday May 26th 7:00 am

2018-05-23 Thread David Nicosia
All, As a reminder, *this Saturday May 26th 7 am-noon,* we are going to do another guided shorebird walk around a part of Tschache Pool Montezuma NWR that has extensive mudflats. This trail is normally restricted so this is an excellent opportunity to see this part of the refuge. Last Saturday,

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalaropes continue Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY

2018-05-20 Thread David Nicosia
All, I found a lone red-necked phalarope around 7 am this morning on the mudflat adjacent to the Susquehanna River across from River Rd Endwell, NY. The bird flew out of sight and behind some trees that made it hard to refind. I returned later in the morning and was happy to find 2 red-necked

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalarope Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY

2018-05-20 Thread David Nicosia
All, I just had a gorgeous female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in the mudflat area across the Susquehanna River from the guard rail on River Rd Endwell. The bird was on the edge of the mudflat at the river's edge with spotted sandpipers and least sandpipers. The bird unfortunately flushed with the other

Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Guided Spring Shorebird Walk around Tschache Pool This Morning May 19th

2018-05-19 Thread david nicosia
corrected typo.  ugh.  All,  I had the good fortune of leading a shorebird walk around Tschache Pool between 7 am and noon this morning, Saturday May 19th.  This is part of Montezuma's Guided Shorebird Walk program of which they are allowing access to the trail along Tschache Pool. This

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Guided Spring Shorebird Walk around Tschache Pool This Morning May 19th

2018-05-19 Thread David Nicosia
All, I had the good fortunate of leading a shorebird walk around Tschache Pool between 7 am and noon this morning, Saturday May 19th. This is part of Montezuma's Guided Shorebird Walk program of which they are allowing access to the trail along Tschache Pool. This allowed for close views of

[nysbirds-l] Tschache Pool Shorebird Walk Saturday Morning May 19th 7 am

2018-05-17 Thread David Nicosia
All, I will be leading a shorebird walk around Tschache Pool Saturday Morning. Meet at the* Montezuma Wildlife Refuge Visitor's center at 7 am Saturday. * We will have access to walk along the path that is normally restricted up to the old solar panel post around Tschache Pool. I plan on

[cayugabirds-l] White pelican not refound

2018-05-02 Thread David Nicosia
Fisherman on a boat spooked it and it flew south. Searched of central and southern Park of lake and not refound. Not sure where it goes!! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] May 2 and 3 still looking like two big migration days.

2018-04-30 Thread David Nicosia
See birdcast.info. They have migration maps for the nights of May 1-2 and 2-3. Looks like heavy migration for the east. Bring it on!!! Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican has flown off Whitney Point Dam as of this afternoon.

2018-04-29 Thread David Nicosia
Bird was last seen from end of Keibal Rd Whitney Point on a gravel bar in the middle of the upper reservoir. It was reported to have flown south. Given the horrible weather today including northwest winds, low cloud heights, snow and rain showers I can't see why the bird would leave. I am hoping

[cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican continues upper end of Whitney Point lake Broome county

2018-04-29 Thread David Nicosia
Bird frequents gravel bar, and islands far upper end of lake/reservoir. Seen well from end of Kiebal Rd. Also present red necked grebes, flock of long tailed ducks, surf and white winged scoters. Dave Nicosia. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] American White Pelican Upper Lisle County Park this evening 4/28/18

2018-04-28 Thread David Nicosia
Found an American White Pelican by the two islands at the upper end of the Whitney Point, NY reservoir this evening. This is a first Broome record in several years. What an amazing bird. The bird must have dropped in after a strong cold front passed by as bird was not there this morning or early

[cayugabirds-l] Next Week's south winds- lots of arrivals and migrants May 2 and 3

2018-04-28 Thread David Nicosia
Looks like best days will now be May 2 and 3 with prolonged southwest winds and plenty of migrants arriving. Since there will be westerly component to the winds, the arrivals will continue downstate. The downstate area may squeeze out the 4th as well. A front will cross much of upstate NY in the

[cayugabirds-l] Update on Next Week's Potential Migration "Surge"

2018-04-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, Looking at the three most reliable medium range models, the GFS, European and Canadian models, we continue to see a large high pressure system setting up over the southeast U.S Monday night. This high extends from the surface up through up through 10,000 feet and with its clockwise flow,

[cayugabirds-l] May 1-2 first big push of neotropical migrants????

2018-04-23 Thread David Nicosia
I am going out on a limb here, but as a professional weather forecaster we do this at times!! Our three main medium range models, the GFS, European and Canadian Models, all are indicating a Bermuda high set up for the May 1-2 time period. There could be a straight shot of strong low-level winds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] What a Morning!

2018-04-23 Thread David Nicosia
There is NO contrast as the sky is cloudless. No doubt a big push likely going on, but maybe hard to see and very high up. Thermal heights yesterday with full sun reached around 8000 feet high!! Might be hard to see, especially on a cloudless sky. On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:55 AM Christopher T.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)

2018-04-22 Thread david nicosia
Fox sparrows are still over the place in Broome Co, often multiple birds and many birds singing! How nice it is to hear so often the last week or so...  On Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:42:58 AM EDT, Geo Kloppel wrote: I’ve still got numerous Fox Sparrows. Between my

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpiper continues Broome County This morning

2018-04-20 Thread David Nicosia
The UPLAND SANDPIPER continues across the road in a field from 149 Owen Hill Road in Lisle, NY. This was the original field it was found in yesterday. The bird at times hunkers down and is hard to see. The location I put on ebird is the exact spot we saw it. If you put the ebird map in satellite

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpiper Broome County

2018-04-19 Thread David Nicosia
Derek Green found an Upland Sandpiper this morning on Owen Hill Road in Lisle, NY. The bird was refound again at around 230 pm by Kevin McGann at 183 Owen Hill Road at 42.3623,-76.0361 I imagine with north winds tonight and Friday and continued snow showers the bird probably will stick around.

[nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis Broome County Upper Lisle County Park

2018-04-16 Thread David Nicosia
This morning Dan Watkins and Rich Youket found a GLOSSY IBIS at Upper Lisle County Park down the truck road next to a red gate that has a STOP sign on it. The bird likes to forage there and often will take off but keeps coming back to the same spot. This is a rare bird for Broome as we get this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front

2018-04-14 Thread david nicosia
will be the norm. I think once the cold front comes through Monday with heavier rain we will see more migrants.  Thanks and good birding to all! Dave  On Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:33:30 AM EDT, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: Last night there was massive migration in the easte

[cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front

2018-04-13 Thread David Nicosia
Last night there was massive migration in the eastern U.S that stopped in northern NY state where there was a rather diffuse front. Not sure if there will be any significant concentration of migrants. This morning as of this writing the front at the surface is across the northern counties of PA

[nysbirds-l] Potential for major migratory fallout Friday and Saturday in NY

2018-04-12 Thread David Nicosia
All, A major storm system is projected to move from the central Plains Thursday to Illinois Friday and Ohio by Sunday. A very strong southwesterly flow will set up ahead of this storm across much of the eastern U.S into PA and parts of NY state. I imagine with the chilly weather and delayed

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Still hanging around

2018-03-24 Thread david nicosia
I had a light phase rough-legged hawk high up over upper lisle county park today. Bird was drifting north. Likely it was a migrant.  On Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:20:18 PM EDT, Ken Haas wrote: This afternoon, Saturday, I saw 2 light Rough-legged Hawks on Black Road

[cayugabirds-l] Geese flight

2018-02-21 Thread David Nicosia
Both snow and Canada geese flocks all heading north to northwest toward Cayuga Lake. Winds are southwest so they are likely heading to the finger lakes... -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-02-21 Thread david nicosia
Same in Broome county. Hundreds heading your way!! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:54 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: West Danby - lots of Snow Geese have been re-entering the basin this morning on a tail wind out of the south. -Geo --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird Signs of Earlier Spring?

2018-02-14 Thread david nicosia
I have heard Cardinals, titmice, chickadees, and carolina wrens sing on clear, sunny mornings with light winds and temperatures near zero in February for years. Plus, looking at the long term temperature records for Ithaca NY (from the Cornell U. site), surprisingly there has been no long term

[cayugabirds-l] Waterfowl East Shore Park Ithaca and North Mill Pond Union Springs

2018-01-19 Thread David Nicosia
All, Had some time today so decided to leave frozen Broome County with Dan Watkins and check out some waterfowl along Cayuga Lake. We didn't have much time so we focused on East Shore Park Ithaca and North Mill Pond Union Springs where awesome views of waterfowl were possible. East Shore Park

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins and Purple Finches at feeders

2018-01-13 Thread David Nicosia
In Broome County we have had pine siskins show up in several locations in the past couple days too! On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:24 PM, Nari Mistry wrote: > This morning we have two Pine Siskins and two male Purple Finches at our > feeders, among a hungry horde of birds in this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] the four Black Vultures

2017-12-28 Thread David Nicosia
We had 7 Black Vultures in Vestal NY last spring just south of Binghamton which was a record high for Broome County. We also had another bird reported in the spring in Chenango Bridge NY. I also heard from the Chemung Valley folks that they had 8 BVs this spring a new record for them as well. Who

[cayugabirds-l] Greater White-Fronted Goose Whitney Point Area Broome County -OOB

2017-12-01 Thread David Nicosia
All, We have had a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Dorchester Park Whitney Point, NY for over a week now. The bird is within a large flock of Canada Geese (about 300 or so). Occasionally, the bird flies over to the Lopke Gravel Pit Lake which is a few miles away on Rte 79 toward Itaska, NY. This

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017

2017-09-09 Thread David Nicosia
That's supposed to be September 9th. On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:11 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > All, > > Got some great photos of two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS near the very end of > the Dike on K-M Marsh by East Rd. The birds were in the small channel > o

[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017

2017-09-09 Thread David Nicosia
All, Got some great photos of two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS near the very end of the Dike on K-M Marsh by East Rd. The birds were in the small channel on the edge of the mud. This was at the end of our shorebird walk this morning. We also saw one BAIRD'S earlier which I assume is one of the two birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] radar/migration

2017-07-25 Thread David Nicosia
No doubt, migration is beginning. go to https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/northeast_loop.php during the evening after sunset and you can see the birds taking off tonight. Northwest winds and chilly air, birds are moving!! On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 5:17 PM, Eben McLane

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marcellus Marsh update??

2017-07-23 Thread David Nicosia
Does anyone know about the status of K-M marsh? I was there yesterday and it doesn't like any decent shorebird habitat has emerged. It looks like the water levels are too high. I know the Finger Lakes region has seen over 200% of normal rainfall in the last few weeks. Is this just mother nature or

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RUFF location- made easy E-bird!!!

2017-07-11 Thread David Nicosia
a legitimate follow-up use of the RBA text > system. But that is just my opinion. > > Thanks for providing some help, but please don't assume that we can't find > locations because we don't use eBird. I enter all my sightings from my > laptop at home. > > take care,

[cayugabirds-l] RUFF location- made easy E-bird!!!

2017-07-11 Thread David Nicosia
If you use ebird, they have maps and locations in a format that you can zoom in so far to see exactly where the bird of interest is. I never even heard of Kipps Island before but I found the hotspot on ebird and it was very easy to find. Often, if a bird is not seen in a hotspot, a "stakeout"

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dowitchers Reported Montezuma Wildlife Drive Today around 220 pm

2017-07-04 Thread David Nicosia
Scratch that. Photos show they were yellowlegssorry. On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 7:25 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > Had a friend who saw 20 dowitchers from wildlife drive Montezuma > Today. > > He reported them from the "left side" of the main poo

[cayugabirds-l] Dowitchers Reported Montezuma Wildlife Drive Today around 220 pm

2017-07-04 Thread David Nicosia
Had a friend who saw 20 dowitchers from wildlife drive Montezuma Today. He reported them from the "left side" of the main pool. He wasn't sure if short or long-billed. I would image probably short-billed this time of year. Next decent cold front won't be coming through until the weekend. I would

[cayugabirds-l] Knox Marcellus Marsh habitat

2017-07-03 Thread David Nicosia
Looks good for shorebirds. Lots of mudflat emerging. Wet pattern will help as we enter the warmest time of year. Did a quick look. Did not see any shorebirds other than killdeer. However shimmer this time of day bad. If wildlife drive has shorebirds this place should too. Found another dozen or

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca flats shorebirds Montezuma wildlife drive

2017-07-03 Thread David Nicosia
Late spring migrants or beginning fall migrants? 10 least sandpipers many in worn breeding plumage. 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper. 3 lesser yellowlegs. Worn breeding plumage. Several killdeer. Spotted Sandpiper too. Other birds so far Many black terns wildlife drive. Also DICKCISSEL still

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dickcissel StanleyNy

2017-06-23 Thread David Nicosia
Another thing of interest with this species is that an observer on Ebird has recorded night flight calls of DICKCISSELs near Williamsport, PA from June 5-16th well east of their normal range. Is there a movement of this species into NY now?? On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:56 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels - in NY, in the region, and beyond

2017-06-23 Thread David Nicosia
Has anyone checked Seneca Meadows -- Forwarded message -- From: Thomas Fiore Date: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:28 AM Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels - in NY, in the region, and beyond To: nysbird...@cornell.edu Dickcissels continue to be found in areas

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lack of birds

2017-06-18 Thread David Nicosia
I have noticed that breeding species seem to be in fairly typical numbers in Broome Co. neotropical species included. Neotropical migration was poor and mostly likely related to a cool and chilly May 1-16 with a 2 day warm period with very strong southwest winds on May 18th and 19th. Many of our

[cayugabirds-l] Savannah mucklands shorebirds

2017-05-11 Thread David Nicosia
Many more peeps today. Mostly least sandpiper. Flocks all over. So far 1 pectoral sandpiper and 1 dunlin. Also 4 semipalmated plovers just south of potatoes bldg. Many more shorebirds distant. Had 1 dowitcher presumably short billed but too far to be sure. Waterfowl numbers way down. Hopefully

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today 5-3-2017

2017-05-03 Thread David Nicosia
All, Took a day trip to Montezuma and vicinity. Started at Visitor's Center and the place was pretty much void of shorebirds. Just a small grouping of about 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS. There could have been more as many were hidden in the grass by the edge of the swamp. I heard a SORA with its calls

[cayugabirds-l] Carncross rd Pectoral Sandpipers

2017-05-03 Thread David Nicosia
Loads of yellowlegs both species in the flooded cornfield. There were at least 2 pectoral sandpipers too along with one least sandpiper. There could be more species as lighting was bad and winds just hampered my efforts. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.

2017-05-01 Thread David Nicosia
-- Forwarded message -- From: "David Nicosia" <daven102...@gmail.com> Date: May 1, 2017 10:53 AM Subject: Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county. To: "NY Birds" <nysbird...@cornell.edu> Cc: Just had a singing BLUE GROSBEAK from clayban

[cayugabirds-l] Today Jan 2nd 2017 Cayuga Lake Trip

2017-01-02 Thread David Nicosia
Did my annual early January trip to Cayuga Lake with my friend Dan Watkins. First stop was the Dandy Mart in Slaterville and we saw the EASTERN SCREECH OWL roosting in the same hole as last year. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33366479 Then we hit Stewart Park but missed the Ross's Goose.

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern screech owl

2017-01-02 Thread David Nicosia
Roosting in hole in maple behind dandy mart slaterville, NY. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Please get permission to see Booby from "Townline Road"

2016-09-22 Thread David Nicosia
I saw it from lower lake rd in afternoon. Very distant. Looks closer from townline road at least from my scope view. Lighting is good from lower lake rd in afternoon. Morning lighting would be tough from lower lake rd. On Sep 22, 2016 8:31 AM, "Peter" wrote: > Folks -

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma yesterday

2016-08-28 Thread david nicosia
Thanks Dave.  Here are the ebird lists for Wildlife drive and Morgan Rd Marshes http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31270051 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31272205 Dave Nicosia From: Dave Nutter To: Cayuga Birds ; "Van

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nighthawks moving tonight

2016-08-22 Thread David Nicosia
I had 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flying fairly high up at Upper Lisle County Park over Whitney Point Reservoir this evening. On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 8:08 PM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: > Menachem Goldstein just reported 3 Common Nighthawks over Cornell's Jessup > field and I have one

[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper?

2016-08-15 Thread David Nicosia
I was at Morgan rd earlier today and think I got the Baird's that others have seen. I took a photo with my phone on my scope at 70X. The other photos I took didn't come out. The bird was larger than the SESA around and not as big as the PESA. The primary projection was maybe slightly past tail or

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Trip Report for July 31st, 2016

2016-07-31 Thread David Nicosia
All, Met up with 10 others at the Visitor's center 7 am Sunday July 31st for our second "shorebird" walk of the fall migration season. We spent a little over 5 hours birding wildlife drive of which we were given permission to get out of our vehicles to bird. Dave Nutter co-led another group at

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday's July 31st Montezuma Shorebird Walks

2016-07-29 Thread David Nicosia
All, There will be two birding groups, one will be meeting at 700 am at the Visitor's Center of which I will be leading. This group will do wildlife drive and then walk the dikes at Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's marshes if there are shorebirds there. The other group will meet at 715 am at the East

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday July 31st Shorebird Walk Montezuma NWR 700 am Visitor's Center, 715 am East Road

2016-07-26 Thread David Nicosia
On July 31st, Dave Nutter and I will lead walks at Montezuma. Dave Nutter will take a group down the dikes around Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's Marshes meeting at 715 am at the East Road Parking area. I will take a group along wildlife drive meeting at 700 am at the Visitor's center parking lot. We

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive Today Thursday 7/14/16

2016-07-14 Thread David Nicosia
Did a "quick" birding trip through Montezuma Wildlife Drive today and the number of shorebirds is increasing although still not near what was at Knox-Marcellus a week or so ago. Time flies when birding, my "quick" trip was almost 90 minutes! The channel before Larue's continues to have the

[cayugabirds-l] CORRECTION EATON Marsh STILT SANDPIPER

2016-07-14 Thread David Nicosia
sorry. On Jul 14, 2016 12:51 PM, "David Nicosia" <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > 1 STILT SANDPIPER among lots of yellowlegs mostly lesser, 3 DOWITCHERS > probably SBDO. > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http:/

[cayugabirds-l] Benning Marsh STILT SANDPIPER

2016-07-14 Thread David Nicosia
1 STILT SANDPIPER among lots of yellowlegs mostly lesser, 3 DOWITCHERS probably SBDO. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Birding Knox-Marcellus Marsh

2016-06-19 Thread david nicosia
Lately, and soon with fall migration, Knox-Marcellus Marsh continues andwill continue to show why it is such an amazingly diverse place for shorebirds, waterfowl, gulls etc. I was looking on Google Earth and measuring distances from Towpath Road to the NE corner of K-M Marsh(where the

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now

2016-06-06 Thread David Nicosia
Any updates on the GARGANEY Tuesday would be appreciated either via Cayuga or NYbirds listserve or CayugaRBA. I am planning on heading up after work Tuesday. Thanks so much. On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > Andy Guthrie just texted that the GARGANEY just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Egrets KM

2016-05-28 Thread david nicosia
What a year for snowy egrets in upstate NY!! Prolonged South winds last several days no doubt leading to overshooting migrants.   Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Dave K wrote: There are 2 snowy egrets feeding in the center of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2016-05-13 Thread David Nicosia
I noticed on radar that the bird echoes dropped of after sunrise (which is typical) and THEN the rain came. So there was no major grounding of birds that occurred overnight. On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 11:34 AM, bob mcguire wrote: > The area was fairly quiet when I

[cayugabirds-l] 3 Semipalmated Plovers Eaton Marsh

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Now -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2)

[cayugabirds-l] Stilt Sandpiper Tschache pool

2016-05-10 Thread david nicosia
Found by Dave Nutter earlier still present foraging with yellowlegs in mudflats around a bunch of logs.  Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Godwit present still at 1045 am Tuesday as I leave. On May 9, 2016 5:18 PM, "Gary Kohlenberg" wrote: > The Hudsonian Godwit reported this morning at the Montezuma Visitors > Center is still actively feeding and viewable from the deck. > > Gary > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Any updates positive or negative on this bird would be appreciated. Thx!!! On Tue, May 10, 2016, 7:03 AM Jay McGowan wrote: > The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this morning. > On May 9, 2016 5:18 PM, "Gary Kohlenberg" wrote: > >>

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread david nicosia
Any updates, sightings, positive or negative, would be appreciated via Cayuga birds email. I am heading up Thanks!!! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 7:03 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB Cattle Egret in Endwell

2016-04-29 Thread david nicosia
Where is this being filmed?  I saw a Cattle Egret this morning at River Rd Endwell which was a big surprise to me. There has been a great egret around lately. But I wonder if there is another cattle egret around or is this the one I saw. Really cool in any event  From: Lee Ann van

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [bluewing-group] Red necked Grebes Dryden lake

2016-04-29 Thread david nicosia
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 8:54 AM, 'david nicosia' via bluewing-group<bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com> wrote: 3 breeding plumage.   Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups &qu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2016-04-29 Thread david nicosia
Mine came back too!!!  From: Carol Keeler To: cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 1:00 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Catbird My Catbird is back.  It just came to the jelly feeder. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Water thrush Sapsucker Woods

2016-04-24 Thread David Nicosia
Singing from same spot as always heard from road. Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] OOB Yellow-Headed Blackbird continues to been seen daily Broome Co.

2016-04-18 Thread David Nicosia
All, We have been very fortunate to have a male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD hanging around Boland Pond, in Chenango Forks, NY or on Fallon Road. This bird is now being seen regularly every day and it forages very close to the road. In fact, it was on the guardrail yesterday!! I uploaded a map to my

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Area Today 4/8/16

2016-04-08 Thread David Nicosia
Had the day off so went up to Montezuma in the hopes of getting some early shorebirds. Started at Carncross Rd. When I first arrived there were only yellowlegs, both species in the mudflats. Easy to find. I then heard some PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. These birds were in the grasses and mud in the middle

[cayugabirds-l] Wildlife Drive Montezuma

2016-04-08 Thread David Nicosia
Loads of waterfowl. 3 DUNLIN and 2 CASPIAN TERNS Eaton Marsh. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Large numbers of Pectoral Sandpipers Carncross Road MNWR.

2016-04-08 Thread David Nicosia
Counted 66!!! In grasses feeding, preening and roosting. Also Dunlin and Virginia rail. Many greater and lesser yellowlegs. Tons of waterfowl. Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

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