Re: [cayugabirds-l] HELP PLEASE

2014-04-04 Thread Candace Cornell
Marc,

I hope you don't have a repeat of yesterday's disaster. Could you send me a
photo of your office building? I might be able to offer more immediate
remedies in the event it does.

I attached the American Bird Conservancy's *Bird Friendly Building
Design*guidelines, which contains numerous mitigation measures for
problematic
buildings. Your situation with the trees and berries next to mirrored glass
is particularly unfortunate.

Let's hope you have a better day today.

Candace Cornell
Cayuga Bird Club
Conservation Action Committee



On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote:

 Marc,

 I got your post too late to help you today. I am sorry for the awful day
 you had. What a shame that happened to the waxwings. As Geo suggested, try
 to get rid of the berries, which might be attracting the waxwings. Without
 seeing the building, I'm guessing the trees reflect in the mirrored glass,
 giving the illusion of a woodland where in reality there is glass. Removing
 the trees or substituting non-mirror glass or another material in the
 elevator are the best, but expensive solutions.

 This won't help you tomorrow, but perhaps in the weeks to come. Breaking
 up the solid expanse of glass with tape can prevent collisions.
 http://www.abcbirdtape.org

 What town do you live in? I am part of a bird collision study surveying
 the Cornell campus for possible collision prone buildings such as your
 office building. Your data will be useful to us as well.

 Can you estimate how many birds died today by your office? Overnight?
 Where all the victims Cedar waxwings or were other species mixed in? What
 side of the building is the elevator on and how many stories are there in
 the building?

 If you want technical guidelines for mediating problematic buildings,
 please let me know.

 Many thanks.
 Candace


 On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Rustici, Marc mrust...@arnothealth.orgwrote:

 Our facility has a mirrored elevator shaft in the wooded courtyard.
 Today this has become a tower of death to a flock of cedar waxwings.  They
 are flying into it and many are dying.   To make matters worse there is a
 tree with berries that have probably fermented close by.



 Does anyone have a quick and inexpensive solution?  We have one black
 silhouette of a raptor on the lower part of the building but clearly that
 is not working.



 Help is appreciated.



 Marc C. RusticiFHFMA, CPA

 VP of Finance

 Arnot Health Inc

 (607) 737-4507



 *From:* bounce-113961998-62610...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:
 bounce-113961998-62610...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Chris R.
 Pelkie
 *Sent:* Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:17 AM
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 *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] SSW this morning



 I led some of the attendees of our Sound Analysis Workshop on a walk
 around the grounds at Sapsucker this AM.

 Highlights:

 EASTERN PHOEBE singing on south side of pond,

 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK spiraled over us in the sun for several minutes,

 EASTERN BLUEBIRDs (one on knoll box, one on W Wilson),

 TREE SWALLOW on adjacent box on knoll,

 RUSTY BLACKBIRDs on N Wilson,

 singing BROWN CREEPER on Podell,

 WOOD DUCKs flew over us on Sherwood

 GREAT BLUE HERON flew over us on Podell than landed in the front by the
 observatory in the open water

 singing PURPLE FINCH on NW Wilson (some saw it and described it as likely
 a juvenile as it had strong eye stripe but little purple, but it was
 singing full song which we all heard)
 __








 *Chris Pelkie IT Support AssistantBioacoustics Research ProgramCornell
 Lab of Ornithology159 Sapsucker Woods RoadIthaca, NY 14850*



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] HELP PLEASE

2014-04-04 Thread Donna Scott
Get a shovel  move the tree if it is small enough?
Cut tree down  and plant a new one in a better location?

Sent from my iPhone
Donna Scott

On Apr 4, 2014, at 11:04 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote:

 Marc,
 
 I hope you don't have a repeat of yesterday's disaster. Could you send me a 
 photo of your office building? I might be able to offer more immediate 
 remedies in the event it does. 
 
 I attached the American Bird Conservancy's Bird Friendly Building Design 
 guidelines, which contains numerous mitigation measures for problematic 
 buildings. Your situation with the trees and berries next to mirrored glass 
 is particularly unfortunate. 
 
 Let's hope you have a better day today.
 
 Candace Cornell
 Cayuga Bird Club
 Conservation Action Committee
 
 
 
 On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote:
 Marc,
 
 I got your post too late to help you today. I am sorry for the awful day you 
 had. What a shame that happened to the waxwings. As Geo suggested, try to 
 get rid of the berries, which might be attracting the waxwings. Without 
 seeing the building, I'm guessing the trees reflect in the mirrored glass, 
 giving the illusion of a woodland where in reality there is glass. Removing 
 the trees or substituting non-mirror glass or another material in the 
 elevator are the best, but expensive solutions.
 
 This won't help you tomorrow, but perhaps in the weeks to come. Breaking up 
 the solid expanse of glass with tape can prevent collisions. 
 http://www.abcbirdtape.org
 
 What town do you live in? I am part of a bird collision study surveying the 
 Cornell campus for possible collision prone buildings such as your office 
 building. Your data will be useful to us as well.
 
 Can you estimate how many birds died today by your office? Overnight? Where 
 all the victims Cedar waxwings or were other species mixed in? What side of 
 the building is the elevator on and how many stories are there in the 
 building?
 
 If you want technical guidelines for mediating problematic buildings, please 
 let me know.
 
 Many thanks.
 Candace
 
 
 On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Rustici, Marc mrust...@arnothealth.org 
 wrote:
 Our facility has a mirrored elevator shaft in the wooded courtyard.  Today 
 this has become a tower of death to a flock of cedar waxwings.  They are 
 flying into it and many are dying.   To make matters worse there is a tree 
 with berries that have probably fermented close by.  
 
  
 
 Does anyone have a quick and inexpensive solution?  We have one black 
 silhouette of a raptor on the lower part of the building but clearly that 
 is not working….. 
 
  
 
 Help is appreciated.
 
  
 
 Marc C. RusticiFHFMA, CPA
 
 VP of Finance
 
 Arnot Health Inc
 
 (607) 737-4507
 
  
 
 From: bounce-113961998-62610...@list.cornell.edu 
 [mailto:bounce-113961998-62610...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Chris R. 
 Pelkie
 Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:17 AM
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SSW this morning
 
  
 
 I led some of the attendees of our Sound Analysis Workshop on a walk around 
 the grounds at Sapsucker this AM.
 
 Highlights:
 
 EASTERN PHOEBE singing on south side of pond,
 
 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK spiraled over us in the sun for several minutes,
 
 EASTERN BLUEBIRDs (one on knoll box, one on W Wilson),
 
 TREE SWALLOW on adjacent box on knoll,
 
 RUSTY BLACKBIRDs on N Wilson,
 
 singing BROWN CREEPER on Podell,
 
 WOOD DUCKs flew over us on Sherwood
 
 GREAT BLUE HERON flew over us on Podell than landed in the front by the 
 observatory in the open water
 
 singing PURPLE FINCH on NW Wilson (some saw it and described it as likely a 
 juvenile as it had strong eye stripe but little purple, but it was singing 
 full song which we all heard)
 __
 
  
 
 Chris Pelkie
 IT Support Assistant
 Bioacoustics Research Program
 Cornell Lab of Ornithology
 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
 Ithaca, NY 14850
 
  
 
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[cayugabirds-l] Heron checking out nest snag

2014-04-04 Thread Daniel T Baldassarre
Hi Everyone,

Others have probably noted this already, but at around 11:00 am there was a 
heron investigating the nest snag out on the pond here at Sapsucker Woods. I 
know they’ve been around the pond for a few days but that was the first time 
I’ve seen one up near the nest.

-Dan



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] HELP PLEASE

2014-04-04 Thread Candace Cornell
Unfortunately, there is also a stand of trees that reflect in the glass,
not just one berry-producing tree. A banner is a good idea.
Candace


On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Donna Scott dls...@me.com wrote:

 Get a shovel  move the tree if it is small enough?
 Cut tree down  and plant a new one in a better location?

 Sent from my iPhone
 Donna Scott

 On Apr 4, 2014, at 11:04 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote:

 Marc,

 I hope you don't have a repeat of yesterday's disaster. Could you send me
 a photo of your office building? I might be able to offer more immediate
 remedies in the event it does.

 I attached the American Bird Conservancy's *Bird Friendly Building 
 Design*guidelines, which contains numerous mitigation measures for problematic
 buildings. Your situation with the trees and berries next to mirrored glass
 is particularly unfortunate.

 Let's hope you have a better day today.

 Candace Cornell
 Cayuga Bird Club
 Conservation Action Committee



 On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote:

 Marc,

 I got your post too late to help you today. I am sorry for the awful day
 you had. What a shame that happened to the waxwings. As Geo suggested, try
 to get rid of the berries, which might be attracting the waxwings. Without
 seeing the building, I'm guessing the trees reflect in the mirrored glass,
 giving the illusion of a woodland where in reality there is glass. Removing
 the trees or substituting non-mirror glass or another material in the
 elevator are the best, but expensive solutions.

 This won't help you tomorrow, but perhaps in the weeks to come. Breaking
 up the solid expanse of glass with tape can prevent collisions.
 http://www.abcbirdtape.org

 What town do you live in? I am part of a bird collision study surveying
 the Cornell campus for possible collision prone buildings such as your
 office building. Your data will be useful to us as well.

 Can you estimate how many birds died today by your office? Overnight?
 Where all the victims Cedar waxwings or were other species mixed in? What
 side of the building is the elevator on and how many stories are there in
 the building?

 If you want technical guidelines for mediating problematic buildings,
 please let me know.

 Many thanks.
 Candace


 On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM, Rustici, Marc 
 mrust...@arnothealth.orgwrote:

 Our facility has a mirrored elevator shaft in the wooded courtyard.
 Today this has become a tower of death to a flock of cedar waxwings.  They
 are flying into it and many are dying.   To make matters worse there is a
 tree with berries that have probably fermented close by.



 Does anyone have a quick and inexpensive solution?  We have one black
 silhouette of a raptor on the lower part of the building but clearly that
 is not working.



 Help is appreciated.



 Marc C. RusticiFHFMA, CPA

 VP of Finance

 Arnot Health Inc

 (607) 737-4507



 *From:* bounce-113961998-62610...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:
 bounce-113961998-62610...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Chris R.
 Pelkie
 *Sent:* Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:17 AM
 *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L
 *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] SSW this morning



 I led some of the attendees of our Sound Analysis Workshop on a walk
 around the grounds at Sapsucker this AM.

 Highlights:

 EASTERN PHOEBE singing on south side of pond,

 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK spiraled over us in the sun for several minutes,

 EASTERN BLUEBIRDs (one on knoll box, one on W Wilson),

 TREE SWALLOW on adjacent box on knoll,

 RUSTY BLACKBIRDs on N Wilson,

 singing BROWN CREEPER on Podell,

 WOOD DUCKs flew over us on Sherwood

 GREAT BLUE HERON flew over us on Podell than landed in the front by the
 observatory in the open water

 singing PURPLE FINCH on NW Wilson (some saw it and described it as
 likely a juvenile as it had strong eye stripe but little purple, but it was
 singing full song which we all heard)
 __








 *Chris Pelkie IT Support AssistantBioacoustics Research ProgramCornell
 Lab of Ornithology159 Sapsucker Woods RoadIthaca, NY 14850*



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[cayugabirds-l] Help Please suggestion

2014-04-04 Thread M Miller
A lot of outdoor restaurants string lines or netting over their decks to keep 
the birds away. This might be a fairly unobtrusive way to keep the birds away 
from your building, by running lines down from the roof to the ground.






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