[cayugabirds-l] Cicada surprise

2014-08-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
I wasn't expecting any cicadas this year, so I was surprised when an adult appeared on the deck railing at my shop on Tuesday. I remember seeing a Tufted Titmouse grab one at this very location many years ago, as fierce as a tiger pouncing on a deer! Tuesday's bug was luckier. It posed quietly

[cayugabirds-l] hawk-duck interaction

2014-08-14 Thread Robyn Bailey
Yesterday evening on my drive home from work, I heard the unmistakable shrill cries of a raptor, and since I was passing the Ladoga Wetland area by Myers, I slowed to see if it was an Osprey. It turned out to be a vociferous Red-tailed Hawk shrieking incessantly from the railroad tracks. I've

[cayugabirds-l] Foot Traffic on the Wildlife Drive at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

2014-08-14 Thread Ziemba, Linda
Regarding the discussion about foot traffic along the Wildlife Drive, we would like to thank all of you for voicing your concerns and suggestions, particularly John Van Niel and others who contacted the Refuge directly. We feel honored to work at a place where so many of you reconnect with nature

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Foot Traffic on the Wildlife Drive at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

2014-08-14 Thread Carl Steckler
I have to respectively disagree with your conclusion and decision to curtail people getting out of their cars on the wildlife drive. First viewing is severely restricted by the vegetation that has been allowed to grow along the drive necessitating that one get out of the car to see anything

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Foot Traffic on the Wildlife Drive at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

2014-08-14 Thread David Marsh
I applaud the extensive efforts the Refuge Staff has made in responding in detail to the comments that have appeared on Cayuga Birds with respect to the requirement that visitors to Wildlife Drive must remain in their vehicles. I speak as a birder who feels privileged to have such an