Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] NYS Birding Checklists

2011-01-31 Thread Jerry Lazarczyk
Forwarded by Jerry Lazarczyk Thanks to everyone who shared info and knowledge about old checklists from around New York State. There are lots! First, having a reference librarian respond is helpful, as Donna Schulman let me know about a tool to find some lists (I will include her information

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2011-01-31 Thread Kurt Falvey
We built a Kestrel house and a Screech Owl house and put them out last spring.with no takers.now they are occupied by squirrels. Our question is.will a Kestrel or Screech Owl dislodge a squirrel from a prospective nesting sight? Or are we going to have to build more nest boxes? Thanks.

[cayugabirds-l] Help-out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology YardMap Project?

2011-01-31 Thread Rhiannon L. Crain
Hello Ithaca-area birders and gardeners, As you may have already heard, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is creating an exciting new project called YardMap. YardMap will be a website where birders and gardeners can come together to map their yards, or any green space, to see how they can make them

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay Aythya raft

2011-01-31 Thread Marie P Read
Aurora Bay hosted an enormous raft (actually several) of mostly Redheads with some Ring-necked Ducks mixed in this morning. The flock was almost directly below the Lake Road bluffs when I arrived around 9:15 am and had slowly moved southward farther along the lake when I returned around 10:45

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2011-01-31 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA * New York * Syracuse * January 31, 2011 * NYSY 3101.11 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): January 24, 2010 - January 31, 2011 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex

[cayugabirds-l] questions about the pheasant farm

2011-01-31 Thread Andrew Myers
Hello list, I have a couple questions about the Reynolds Game Farm, which I see every day out my back window. A few days ago I was running on Stevenson Rd and I noticed someone next to the game farm fence swinging a whistle on a string over his/her head. Does anyone know what the person was up

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Grebe Sweep

2011-01-31 Thread bob mcguire
Yeah, forgot to mention Pied-billed Grebes (3) at the Yacht Club and Eared Grebe at Aurora. Bob -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay Aythya raft

2011-01-31 Thread Candace Cornell
Marie, What a dramatic composition capturing the many rhythms of duck life! Your photo taken from the bluffs above affords the opportunity of looking down into the raft and witnessing the immense amount of ducks, all clamoring for interrelationships and individual space. If you look closely,

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Shrike, Trumpeter Swans, Turkey Vultures, Peregrine Falcon

2011-01-31 Thread Dave Nutter
Yesterday (Sunday 30 Jan) Ann Mitchell, Bob McGuire I went to Summerhill in the morning hoping to see the Hoary Redpolls in the big flock of Common Redpols which Matt Young reported on Lane E along Lake Como Rd. We met Jay McGowan there with similar hopes, and although we saw a lot of COMMON

[cayugabirds-l] larks, buntings

2011-01-31 Thread B Mcaneny
For the past two days, maybe more, there has been a mixed flock of about 25 birds along the shoulders of Cayuga View Rd (Trumansburg) between Rte 89 and Rice Rd. Most of the birds are Horned Larks but 3 or 4 are Snow Buntings. None appear to be longspurs or pipits. Bill McAneny, TBurg --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Aurora Bay Aythya raft

2011-01-31 Thread Asher Hockett
That photo reminds me of those MagicEye images where when you hold it close and move it slowly away you will be able to see a hidden picture. This one has Donald Duck, I think. On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Aurora Bay hosted an enormous raft (actually