Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-29 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks Mike and Dave. Mike, that chart is very illuminating. I had no idea there were that many species. Amber seems a good way to describe what I saw as red. It seems a monumental brain task to sort out all the flashing going on but just having these different parameters in mind would help

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-29 Thread Tom Fernandes
Think it is a good year for fireflies!. Jerseybirds had a post of a great display last week down in NJ. I also had one of the best displays in years in my yard in McGraw. Tom Fernandes

[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoo

2014-06-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just heard a distant coo-coo-coo, coo-coo-coo, coo-coo-coo coming from the north side of the Maple Avenue ravine in West Danby, in the vicinity of the Danby/Newfield town line. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-29 Thread Dave Nutter
That's a great website for a neat project, Mike! On the discussion board, a ´╗┐participant (whose name email I have omitted here) asked Linda's question, and the project leader replied: In my June 1, 2014 report I reported an individual flying with three flashes and reported it as orange

[cayugabirds-l] OOB Red-Headed Woodpecker in Ovid

2014-06-29 Thread Alicia Plotkin
For the second time in 20 years, we had a brief visit from an adult RH woodpecker this morning. The first time, which was at least 15 yrs ago, one stopped in for a quick bite at our sunflower seed feeder in early spring. This morning's bird snacked on ripe cherries. (The tree has small

[cayugabirds-l] Mallard Crayfish

2014-06-29 Thread Donna Scott
Enjoying coffee at my beach, I just saw a juvenile male Mallard beating up a big Crayfish to soften its scales. Duck repeatedly tried to swallow it with no success, then chomped it several times again with its bill before trying to swallow it again. After about 5 minutes of this action , it

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill 29Jun14 - Clay-colored, crossbill

2014-06-29 Thread Jay McGowan
In addition to the usual breeding warblers and other forest birds, exploring around Summerhill so far this morning has turned up a continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW singing from the middle of the Christmas tree farm on Lick Street just north of 90 (audible but mostly not visible from the road), and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-29 Thread Mike Pitzrick
Hi Dave, People do perceive colors differently due to both biological capacity and training. This is an area of active research. Regarding biological capacity, most people have three types of color receptors in their eyes, each of which is most sensitive to a single color: red, green, or blue.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-29 Thread Linda Orkin
On the other hand it could have been s very tiny low-flying plane. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Jun 29, 2014, at 10:45 AM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: That's a great website for a neat project, Mike! On the discussion board, a participant (whose name email I have omitted here)

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2014-06-29 Thread Ann Mitchell
Judy Thoroughman and I went north yesterday. There were no birds at Union Springs Marina. We arrived there around 11:30. The Wildlife Drive was the most productive. There were 2 plus Black Terns there, too many to count Canada Geese and families and many Coot and Common Gallunile families.

[cayugabirds-l] Owl seduction

2014-06-29 Thread Robin Cisne
I hope you'll excuse this being somewhat off-topic, but I could use some sage counsel. I have an old mailbox that I was thinking I could nail up in a tree in hopes an owl would roost in it. Am I deluding myself? If this is a realistic possibility, are there things I could do to make it more

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2014-06-29 Thread Marie P. Read
Photographers from what I have seen, do what they want I feel I have to defend my co-photogs by commenting that it's not just photographers that get out of their cars on the wildlife drive ;-))) Also a quick comment that Montezuma is out of the ordinary in requiring everyone to stay in their