[cayugabirds-l] Brown Booby

2013-10-16 Thread Janet Akin
Seen at 7:35 this morning. Spotted by Andrea Mott. Seen by Janet Akin and Mark Miller. Heavy winds but it has stopped raining. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE:[cayugabirds-l] bird food question - natural history

2013-10-16 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
I want to thank Robert Wesley, Laurie Roe, Liz Brown, John Titus, Anne Clark, Stuart Krasnoff, and Melissa Luckow for informing me that the item the chickadee is carrying is a fruit of an agrimony, Agrimonia sp. in the Rosaceae. Also, sorry for the long url. Google is messing with our lives.

[cayugabirds-l] Field birds

2013-10-16 Thread Susan Fast
I spent some time early this afternoon wandering about 2 local mown hay fields. The grass is quite short (ave. 4-6 inches) in both. In the first, I flushed a bird that, as Sibley says, was only a glimpse of a small brown bird flying away. It was up for less than 2 seconds, travelled about 30’,

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods at noon

2013-10-16 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
Sorry for the late post... I walked on trails on both sides of the road at Sapsucker Woods from 12:15 to 1:00 today. There was a group of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS near the north feeders, and there were lots of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS in several locations. On the east side of the road near the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ?

2013-10-16 Thread Judith Thurber
Dave, if 50 birders put up $5 each could oneidarba and cayugarba share one textmark account? I think if mentioned at meetings there would be enough interest to keep an alert system going. (By the way, would someone who has had my problem of not receiving these texts, but being able to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ?

2013-10-16 Thread Paul Anderson
All: I hear from Jay that textmarks has in fact terminated the free service so we need to set up an alternative for CayugaRBA. I propose that the Cayuga Bird Club takes on the responsibility of setting this up and maintaining it for the long term. I understand there are free alternatives, at

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ?

2013-10-16 Thread david nicosia
This text messaging is the reason why I saw   GYRFALCON...AMERICAN AVOCET... AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN...HUDSONIAN GODWITS...TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and many others. I know it gets posted to this email list too...but the rapid nature of the text messages has hit me when I am in the field and at times

[cayugabirds-l] New rare bird text alert

2013-10-16 Thread Jay McGowan
So it would seem TextMarks followed through on their threats, so I have set up a new RBA system using the application GroupMe. It should work in a similar way, except no keywords are necessary. For those of us with smartphones, installing the GroupMe app is recommended for easiest viewing of the