[cayugabirds-l] migration on radar again

2013-04-05 Thread nutter.dave
The weather radar is showing night migration again now (4-5 April). What's moving in, or through, or away? Anybody got your ears to the skies? What will be different out there today? Last time there seemed to be an influx of Eastern Phoebes, American Robins, Song Sparrows, some other sparrows (Fox, Chipping, Field), and Common Loon (I've seen several of the latter from East Shore Park and Myers Point the past couple days). But I didn't see or hear about any Savannah Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows, Virginia Rails, Black-Crowned Night-Herons, Caspian Terns, Common Terns, or Purple Martins. Maybe those will show up today.--Dave Nutter
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] migration on radar again

2013-04-05 Thread David McCartt
We had our first of year TREE SWALLOW this morning.

David McCartt
Tubbs Hill Rd.
Richford

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] migration on radar again
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Date: Friday, April 5, 2013, 4:25 AM

The weather radar is showing night migration again now (4-5 April). What's 
moving in, or through, or away? Anybody got your ears to the skies? What will 
be different out there today? Last time there seemed to be an influx of Eastern 
Phoebes, American Robins, Song Sparrows, some other sparrows (Fox, Chipping, 
Field), and Common Loon (I've seen several of the latter from East Shore Park 
and Myers Point the past couple days). But I didn't see or hear about any 
Savannah Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows, Virginia Rails, Black-Crowned Night-Herons, 
Caspian Terns, Common Terns, or Purple Martins. Maybe those will show up 
today.--Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread bob mcguire

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd  
(Snyder Hill). And in years past we have had up to seven in our and  
neighboring fields. I went out last night around 8 pm to survey and  
could not find a one. It was relatively mild and I did hear an  
occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable that they would have  
taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? Does anyone  
have any idea?


Bob McGuire



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread Nancy W. Dickinson
I saw and heard 3 woodcocks last evening.  But the first chorus of peepers was 
even more exciting!

On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:11 AM, bob mcguire wrote:

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder Hill). 
And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring fields. I went 
out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. It was 
relatively mild and I did hear an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable 
that they would have taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? 
Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] Female RWBlackbird

2013-04-05 Thread Suan Yong
Saw my FOY female red-winged blackbird this morning at Commonland.

The 100+ ring-necked ducks that were still at the second dam yesterday morning 
were gone this morning.

Saw my FOY sapsucker yesterday near the Giles St footbridge - a brilliant male, 
yellow belly and all.

Suan

PS It would be most unfair to get into the habit of calling the Renwick owl 
roost mine, as it was pointed out to me by others (I have tried a few times 
looking for the owl on my own, but have failed miserably each time :-).
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Arctic Sea Ice - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Bob,

I suspect the cool weather has a lot to do with it. I believe that we are 
having a significantly cooler-than-normal spring, due to the Jet Stream being 
slightly farther south or much broader than usual. This, as I understand it, is 
directly correlated to the reduction in sea ice in the arctic which in turn 
creates a weakened pressure differential north of the Jet Stream, allowing the 
cold arctic air to spill much farther south than normal.

The following quote of text is from: 
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2012/06/arctic-ice-melt-sets-stage-cold-weather:

A diminished latitudinal pressure gradient is linked to a weakening of the 
winds associated with the polar vortex and jet stream. Since the polar vortex 
normally retains the cold Arctic air masses up above the Arctic Circle, its 
weakening allows the cold air to invade lower latitudes.

More links:

http://climatecrocks.com/2012/06/08/more-evidence-arctic-warming-effect-on-jet-stream-more-extremes/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/25/frozen-spring-arctic-sea-ice-loss

I'm sure there are persons much more familiar with these weather changes, who 
can pipe up on this conversation... :-)

Sincerely,
Chris T-H


On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:11 AM, bob mcguire wrote:

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder Hill). 
And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring fields. I went 
out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. It was 
relatively mild and I did hear an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable 
that they would have taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? 
Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] Ospreys at nest in Lansing

2013-04-05 Thread Robyn Bailey
Yesterday evening, I spotted 2 Ospreys at the nest platform on Portland Point 
(Cargill plant). One was in the nest, and the other was eating a very orange 
fish (koi?) just below.

Robyn Bailey
Lansing

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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread Dimitri William Ponirakis
Hi Bob

I'm pretty sure I saw a Woodcock out the back of my house on Cosmos Hill west 
of Homer at about 6pm last night (Thursday 4th).  I was walking in an area 
between a field and scrub, and it just shot up in from of me.

Dimitri Ponirakis

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder Hill). 
And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring fields. I went 
out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. It was 
relatively mild and I did hear an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable 
that they would have taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? 
Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks???? and Owls

2013-04-05 Thread bilbaker
Ann Mitchell and I went out looking for owls yesterday evening,  stating
early enough to heard Woodcocks as well.  We found what I will confidently
say were at least 5 individual Woodcock behind the airport near where
Snyder  and Mohawk meet. We were in the vicinity till well after 9 but
could not raise a hoot in terms of owls (tried for Saw-whet, Screech and
Barred in that order in various spots along Mohawk and Neimi Rds.)
Afterwards we stopped on Sapsucker Woods Rd at the trail crossing, only
trying for Barred, with  the same result...

I have not heard any Woodcock at home,  but have only been listening in a
cursory manner as our upper fields, where we regularly have them,  are
still snow covered...

Bill
Baker

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[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club meeting and speaker dinner - Monday, April 8

2013-04-05 Thread cl...@juno.com
The Cayuga Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting next Monday, April 8, at 
7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation at 7:15.  
David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NOAA/National Weather 
Service in Binghamton will present Highways in the Sky - Wind and Weather 
Patterns for Bird Migration.
David will talk first about basic weather patterns conducive to migration. 
From there he will focus on some very preliminary results of Birdcast and how 
birds are postulated to use wind patterns for migration. He will wrap up with a 
look at the unusual vagrants associated with Hurricane Sandy, radar evidence of 
a large flock of vagrants in the eye of Sandy, and the tools being used
to explain vagrants and migration.

The Club will also be hosting Dave for dinner at Taste of Thai Express 
(downtown on Rt. 13N) at 5:30 pm prior to the meeting.  This is a great 
opportunity for members to meet with Dave and others while enjoying some great 
food.  
If you would like to join us for dinner, please RSVP to cl...@juno.com by 
Monday noon so that reservations can be made.

Good birding this weekend! Hope to see you Monday!
Colleen Richards
Correspondence Secretary
Cayuga Bird Club

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club meeting and speaker dinner - Monday, April 8

2013-04-05 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks Colleen. I hope to see many of you at the dinner. 

We will be starting the meeting this coming Monday at 7:25  and zipping 
through. This month we are having an additional presentation from Andy Zepp 
giving us all the Finger Lakes Land Trust news and exciting updates. Andy will 
start his talk at 7:40. All are welcome!!

Linda Orkin
President, Cayuga Bird Club

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On Apr 5, 2013, at 12:26 PM, cl...@juno.com cl...@juno.com wrote:

 The Cayuga Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting next Monday, April 8, at 
 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation at 
 7:15.  
 David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the NOAA/National 
 Weather Service in Binghamton will present Highways in the Sky - Wind and 
 Weather Patterns for Bird Migration.
 David will talk first about basic weather patterns conducive to migration. 
 From there he will focus on some very preliminary results of Birdcast and how 
 birds are postulated to use wind patterns for migration. He will wrap up with 
 a look at the unusual vagrants associated with Hurricane Sandy, radar 
 evidence of a large flock of vagrants in the eye of Sandy, and the tools 
 being used
 to explain vagrants and migration.
 
 The Club will also be hosting Dave for dinner at Taste of Thai Express 
 (downtown on Rt. 13N) at 5:30 pm prior to the meeting.  This is a great 
 opportunity for members to meet with Dave and others while enjoying some 
 great food.  
 If you would like to join us for dinner, please RSVP to cl...@juno.com by 
 Monday noon so that reservations can be made.
 
 Good birding this weekend! Hope to see you Monday!
 Colleen Richards
 Correspondence Secretary
 Cayuga Bird Club
 
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[cayugabirds-l] Monday April 8 Cayuga Bird Club Clarification.

2013-04-05 Thread Linda Orkin
Responding to some confusion regarding presenters at the April 8 Cayuga Bird 
club meeting and realizing that people who may not regularly attend are not 
quite sure of the scheduling I offer the following. 

Our normally scheduled speakers start at 8 after a one half hour club meeting. 

Andy asked for an opportunity to speak to the club about the Finger Lakes Land 
Trust at a time when all slots for speakers are already filled 
 
In order to accommodate Andy I decided to start the meeting 5 minutes early, 
time that is normally devoted to greetings, make it be just a 15 minute meeting 
and then let Andy speak from 7:40 till 8:00 at which time David Nicosia will 
give his talk until 9:00. 

Let me know if you have any other questions. 

Hope to see you there for both speakers. Or if you can only be there for one, 
that's also fine. 

Linda Orkin

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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-04-05 Thread Michael Czarnecki

From Wheeler Hill, Steuben County

For the first time since January 18 we have not had to refill our two 
Niger seed tube feeders.


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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma meeting place

2013-04-05 Thread Donna Scott
Xing,
CLO stands for Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, so it's the parking lot in 
front of the ornithology lab On Sapsucker Woods Road. is that enough 
information?

Donna

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On Apr 5, 2013, at 8:39 PM, Xing Cai x...@cornell.edu wrote:

 Hi there, 
 
 I am Xing Cai and I will go to the trip tmr. Do you know where the CLO 
 parking lot is? This is the place we are supposed to meet tmr morning. 
 
 Thanks! 
 Xing
 

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[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Audubon Center GREAT EGRET

2013-04-05 Thread Christopher Lajewski
I found one GREAT EGRET in the north marsh behind the Montezuma Audubon Center 
(2295 Route 89 Savannah) this afternoon at 2:30 pm while leading a Girl Scout 
program.

Chris Lajewski
Education Manager
Montezuma Audubon Center
315.365.3588
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[cayugabirds-l] Skydance @ Edwards Lake Cliffs

2013-04-05 Thread Suan Yong
I had some spare time before pickup hockey at The Rink, so I decided to take an 
evening walk in the Edwards Lake Cliffs preserve, not really expecting to see 
anything special. To my surprise a loud peent emanated from the brush next to 
one of the small open areas, and continued while I tried to scan the bushes in 
the still decent light, without luck. Just when I thought I'd scared the fellow 
into hiding, I heard twittering, and in the clear evening sky appeared a 
fluttering form, easily tracked with binoculars with its long clumsy bill as it 
continued up, up, and up, and then a quick glide back and forth like a leaf, 
tweep-tweep-tweeping as it descended back into the brush. I saw two shows by 
one individual and another show by a presumed second individual in the next 
field over as I left. The peents started at 7:30 and the first dance at 7:45, 
still in decent light. I'll have to bring my camera next time - I think there 
was enough light to get a decent shot.

Suan
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ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

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