[cayugabirds-l] Cayugarba blue-gray gnatcatcher in east shore park...

2013-01-03 Thread 6072292158
Cayugarba blue-gray gnatcatcher in east shore park found by kevin mcgowan 8:50 --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

RE:[cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Ken wrote -- really shows what kind of diversity a top birder can find when they are covering the whole area looking for target birds instead of walking all over counting chickadees and juncos True, but species count is actually just a game and distraction from the value of a Christmas Bird

[cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
Yesterday I found this mostly consumed corpse in the ditch very close to our house on South Hill. I can guess at an identification but I am sure the group will know. I saw crow or raven tracks around it in the snow but could it have been a car strike or a larger hawk? Also, would the Lab

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Laura Stenzler
Thanks for sharing this, Ken. Good sightings, Chris. But let's not forget the importance of counting all of those boring Chickadees and Juncos and the dedicated counters who contribute! Someone has to do it! Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu On Jan 2, 2013, at 11:11 PM, Kenneth Victor

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks Kevin for this important clarification that will lift the spirits of participants who trudged many hours on a snowy, blowy day. Thanks to all of you who spent the last day of holidays counting birds together. It is quite an amazing group effort and quite a wonderful bonding experience.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] E Ith Rec Way owl

2013-01-03 Thread Donna Scott
I have tried two different days to see the Red morph screech owl, but it was not there or was sleeping out of sight; Given the cold weather,I wouldn't wonder that it would be down inside, out of the wind! Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Dec 31, 2012, at 7:41 PM, Mark Chao

RE: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Marie P Read
I agree with Kevin and Donna...and especially so since my first Mt Pleasant bird on Jan 1st was a decidedly not-commonplace Common Raven!! All our counters are important. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
The feet are 3 toed, hawklike, I was wondering if it is a Coopers Hawk? I am not clear on the size being correct for Coopers, the glove shows its fairly small size. On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Tobias Dean tobydea...@gmail.com wrote: The feet are 3 toed, hawklike, I was wondering if it is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Donna Scott
I am sure Ken did not mean to dismiss the efforts of the regular counters on New Year's Day. Email can be too terse quick, sometimes, may not say quite what we want it to. Chris's sightings WERE pretty neat to read about. Donna Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Jan 3, 2013, at 10:37 AM,

[cayugabirds-l] bad bird seed revisited

2013-01-03 Thread Glenn Wilson
I just talked with the manufacturer of Garden Treasure bird seed distributed by Lowes. The highlights for me were: Pretty much all Thistle feed comes from Myanmar, Ethiopia, or India. There is a trade embargo against Myanmar now so current seed comes from Ethiopia or India. Every companies

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
John, you are right, I didn't look at the feet closely enough. So, would this bird have been hit in the air nearby and eaten here, or attacked down near Treman Lake nearby and carried over here? Or left elsewhere and carried by a fox or coyotes? guess we will never know. Thanks for the help and

[cayugabirds-l] Gnatcatcher at East Shore Park, Ithaca

2013-01-03 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
This morning I had a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER foraging in the trees at East Shore Park in Ithaca. It was actively moving and hover-gleaning around the bare trees right by the parking lot. I have put a few images at http://picasaweb.google.com/KevinJ.McGowan/Winter20122013#5829245472958650930

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Tobias Dean
I am kind of surprised that people can shoot wood ducks, I have no problem with the common ducks and geese being hunted but wood ducks just seem too special to me. Are there sufficient numbers of wood ducks to maintain a breeding stock? and on another note regarding carcasses, in the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
That's a Wood Duck. Note the yellowish, webbed feet, the shiny patch on the top of the wing with a small white line on the feathers below it, the tuft of red and yellow near the rump, and, as Ryan pointed out, the intricately barred flank feather. Nothing else has those. Looks like it had

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hi all, Thank you Donna for correctly surmising that my quick late night email did not convey the message I had intended. I indeed was one of the counters who slogged through the day counting common birds (and looking for unusual species) -- albeit in the howling winds on the lakeshore rather

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [bluewing-group] bad bird seed revisited

2013-01-03 Thread Anne Clark
Re the milo seed--yes, there was an interesting publication based on a feeder-food preference study set up through the Citizen Science program at CLO to document what seeds were preferred. That was when the clear geographic difference in use of milo was documented. Interesting--some of the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread nutter.dave
From this should we assume that there was a live Wood Duck in the count circle during count week or in the basin in 2012?--Dave NutterOn Jan 03, 2013, at 11:28 AM, "Kevin J. McGowan" k...@cornell.edu wrote:That’s a Wood Duck. Note the yellowish, webbed feet, the shiny patch on the top of the wing

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread nutter.dave
I meant 2013. Even typing I'm not used to the new year.--Dave NutterOn Jan 03, 2013, at 01:15 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote:From this should we assume that there was a live Wood Duck in the count circle during count week or in the basin in 2012?--Dave NutterOn Jan 03, 2013, at 11:28 AM, "Kevin J.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Meena Haribal
Dave, I guess you have to prove that it was alive in 2013. So need to do accurate time of death on this bird even to count for the count week. Meena From: bounce-72555400-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-72555400-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of nutter.d...@me.com Sent: Thursday,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Only if Chris saw it!! : ) Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 3, 2013, at 1:12 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: From this should we assume that there was a live Wood Duck in the count circle during count week or in the basin in 2012? --Dave Nutter On Jan 03, 2013, at 11:28 AM, Kevin J.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread nutter.dave
Quite a few birders spend part of the count day dutifully covering their territory, and another part poaching on other territories. That's what I did, but I spent so much time on my own area that it was getting dark by the time I got to the lake. I wasn't able to find as much as I hoped, but I did

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread nutter.dave
I thought the amount of snow on top of it might indicate how long it had been there.--Dave NutterOn Jan 03, 2013, at 01:23 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote:Dave, I guess you have to prove that it was alive in 2013. So need to do accurate time of death on this bird even to count for the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Caroline Manring
Has anyone made the revision of Murder most fowl yet? Sorry, sorry, I know. --English prof who can't help herself (Caroline) On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Dave, I guess you have to prove that it was alive in 2013. So need to do accurate time of

[cayugabirds-l] N Shrike stil visible from Cayuga Vista Dr.

2013-01-03 Thread Jeff Gerbracht
I drove by there at lunch and the shrike was sitting very cooperatively on the wires. Also just N of East Shore Park is a large raft of Redhead with a few other species mixed in, including at least 1 Greater Scaup. Cheers, Jeff -- Jeff Gerbracht Lead Application Developer Neotropical

RE: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Two things: 1. If I had a hot tub that's where I would be owling ! 2. I was shoveling snow off the roof during the CBC so I didn't get a chance to poach anyone's area unfortunately, but I did get a yard/ feeder list for the day. I tried calling it into the Lab from 5-6PM but nobody was taking

[cayugabirds-l] (Long comment) Exempt part of Cayuga Lake from hunting diving ducks

2013-01-03 Thread John Confer
Hi Folks, CBC are always fun for many reasons. It tickles the grey cells to think about population trends and regulatory factors. I shared a fun discussion about the impact of hunting on waterfowl on the south end and the rest of Cayuga Lake and we discussed if there were objective data

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Bill Evans
The other issue I’ve been wondering about is counts of migrating birds crossing the count circle, in particular migrating swans this year. Perhaps this was addressed at the compilation dinner, otherwise I suspect the 396 total that Dave posted in his quick summary involves flocks being counted

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Gary. Donna was there from 4-6 but may have been on another line. Your feeder bird list is still valid. Probably you can just send it straight to Kevin. Thanks. Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 3, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edu wrote: Two things: 1. If I had a

Re:[cayugabirds-l] feeder counts

2013-01-03 Thread Donna Scott
Hi Gary, I was taking CBC feeder count calls from 4 - 6:15 pm at the O Lab on Jan. 1, compilation night. Perhaps you did not dial the extension # given in count day information. The phone at the front desk is pretty restricted and I was not allowed access to some of the regular lab numbers. I

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebe between red lighthouse piling c...

2013-01-03 Thread 6072292158
Red-necked Grebe between red lighthouse piling cluster seen from west shore. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Chris Pelkie
I don't think murder has been proven yet. Maybe it was suffering and someone gave it the coop de gräce. ChrisP (OK, going to wash my hands now) On Jan 3, 2013, at 13:35 , Caroline Manring wrote: Has anyone made the revision of Murder most fowl yet? Sorry, sorry, I know. --English prof

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Pete Marchetto
I think we should all duck and cover, as the raft of bad puns are taking over this thread. -Pete _ Pete Marchetto Engineering Physicist, CLO/BRP Grad Student, BEE 1.607.254.6281 Got a brand new shipment of electrical equipment, it's addressed to the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Teresa Pegan
Maybe it was an aix murder. Whoever is re-sponsa-ble should be brought to justice. Okay that was really bad haha. Sorry. On Jan 3, 2013, at 4:36 PM, Pete Marchetto wrote: I think we should all duck and cover, as the raft of bad puns are taking over this thread. -Pete

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: seed preferences

2013-01-03 Thread Anne Clark
Answers and links! (I think this went just to me by mistake) Begin forwarded message: From: Anne Marie Johnson annemariejohn...@frontiernet.net Date: January 3, 2013 5:37:11 PM EST To: Anne Clark anneb.cl...@gmail.com Subject: Re: seed preferences The seed preference test Anne referred

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread nutter.dave
There was some discussion of potential multiple-counting of Tundra Swan flocks,but not a flock-by-flock analysis, and I don't think any adjustments were made among sectors at the compilation. Sector leaders may have tried to adjust among parties in their sector beforehand. I think it would be a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
My count of Tundra Swans was a single flock of 23, flying over Comstock Knoll between 2:10-2:30 PM, headed SE. This is Area Vlll with a grand total of 122. I think the 23 individuals in Area lV may be the same flock as they were headed that way. Whoever counted those birds would know the time /

[cayugabirds-l] grebes, loons, coots, a few odd ducks, and a Peregrine

2013-01-03 Thread nutter.dave
This afternoon I walked to the southwest part of the lake hoping to bolster my 2013 Luddite List with waterfowl (I was so late on count day that I drove there), but numbers and variety of waterfowl were down due to a party of gunners next to the red lighthouse. Still, I found some cool

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcass identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Nice! Ken Rosenberg Conservation Science Program Cornell Lab of Ornithology 607-254-2412 607-342-4594 (cell) k...@cornell.edumailto:k...@cornell.edu On Jan 3, 2013, at 5:02 PM, Teresa Pegan wrote: Maybe it was an aix murder. Whoever is re-sponsa-ble should be brought to justice. Okay that

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swan count for CBC

2013-01-03 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
O.K. I was counting along the Inlet all afternoon, and had flocks of swans for much of the time -- some of them were circling back and coalescing over the south end of the lake, making it difficult to get accurate counts. It seemed like at least some birds were thinking of settling down, but