Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Asher Hockett
Once I tried to persuade to my wife that all creatures have a purpose in the scheme of nature, and she responded with, "Ticks, even?" I must admit I was at a loss to reply. On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Melanie Uhlir wrote: > Eeeew. Ticks are one species I would love to see

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread RICHARD WOOD
I can remember a few years back I was doing a breeding bird survey in southwestern Minnesota with Steve Weston and we made a game out of counting how many ticks we each had pulled off of ourselves and each other. Richard Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:57:02 -0400 Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Carolyn McMaster
Dr. Carolyn McMaster here, Just a note of caution for all you fellow birders. This is the season when ticks are most active. Even after it freezes, if it goes above freezing during the day, the ticks will be foraging for a blood meal. Only after continual hard frosts will they go dormant.

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Some of my animals and I have all had multiple ticks on us in the last 2 weeks, after a summer of relative freedom from them. I am a tick magnet and had 3 on my levis yesterday, then one trying to embed in my thigh, later! Ick! Donna Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY -Original

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Melanie Uhlir
Eeeew. Ticks are one species I would love to see become extinct. On 10/22/2015 2:46 PM, Paul Anderson wrote: A couple of years ago when we had that mild winter, I got a tick on the Christmas Bird Count. Not the FOY species I was hoping for! -Paul On 10/22/2015 2:22 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread AB Clark
Oxpeckers and such birds on other continents could give us some purposes. Although apparently the story is muddy: see http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/11/2/154.full Anne > On Oct 22, 2015, at 3:12 PM, Asher Hockett

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Their purpose is to control human beings by spreading the microbes that harm them! I take it back, actually it is the disease spreading spirochetes that control the ticks. Probably it is not good for the ticks too when the spirochetes are growing in them as they will be demanding nutrition

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Melanie Uhlir
Good grief! Thank you for the heads-up!! Melanie On 10/22/2015 1:39 PM, Carolyn McMaster wrote: Dr. Carolyn McMaster here, Just a note of caution for all you fellow birders. This is the season when ticks are most active. Even after it freezes, if it goes above freezing during the day, the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Mike Pitzrick
What purpose does it serve for us to judge nature and its parts as being good, bad or indifferent ... of service to us or otherwise? -Mike On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 3:29 PM, AB Clark wrote: > Oxpeckers and such birds on other continents could give us some purposes. >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Ann Mitchell
I guess we shouldn't import Oxpeckers then. Ann Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 22, 2015, at 3:29 PM, AB Clark wrote: > > Oxpeckers and such birds on other continents could give us some purposes. > Although apparently the story is muddy: see >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Paul Anderson
A couple of years ago when we had that mild winter, I got a tick on the Christmas Bird Count. Not the FOY species I was hoping for! -Paul On 10/22/2015 2:22 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: Some of my animals and I have all had multiple ticks on us in the last 2 weeks, after a summer of relative

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Loon fallout

2015-10-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I had breakfast on my beach house deck this morning and saw ~ 6 Loons out there. Must be more of them are up north of Lansing. In years past, in November, I have seen 80 – 100 offshore here, calling and “dog barking”! Donna Lansing Station Road Lansing, NY From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Scott Haber
I can remember when this was a list "focused on the discussion of birds and birding in the Finger Lakes Region." On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 4:01 PM, RICHARD WOOD wrote: > I can remember a few years back I was doing a breeding bird survey in > southwestern Minnesota with Steve

[cayugabirds-l] No more Deer ticks,please!

2015-10-22 Thread Laura Stenzler
Isn't it time to take this discussion off this list? We are receiving too many emails unrelated to birds and birding, I think. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu On Oct 22, 2015, at 4:07 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal > wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Ann Mitchell
Just a heads up. I know I am attracted to ticks, or the other way around, but they are still with us. I discovered one on me after a walk at Roy Park Preserve last evening. Good birding, Ann Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Trip Sat. To Find Gray Jays

2015-10-22 Thread Carl Steckler
Just a reminder, I will be leading a CBC trip to Ferd's Bog and Sabattis Bog in the Adirondacks this Saturday. We will meet in the parking lot closest to the Lab of O at 7:00 AM I have room for one more person in my Jeep so if you can drive let me know how many passengers you can take. This

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Glenn Wilson
Last night I walked the Marsh Trail at Binghamton University and there was a student dragging a 30 inch square white cloth on the ground. I inquired. She was collecting tics - and had collected about 10. As the cloth is dragged across the ground, they grab on. She flips the cloth over and there

[cayugabirds-l] Roosting TVs @ Commonland

2015-10-22 Thread Suan Yong
14 turkey vultures are roosting on trees between Penny Lane and the Second Dam of Six-Mile Creek. Haven't seen that here before. The surrounding passerines seem a little unsure about what to make of these big and somewhat-but-not-quite raptor-scarry-looking visitors. Suan _