Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-14 Thread John Greenly
Hi Meena and John Have to chime in here, as the lake and I are rather good friends, from a few thousand hours of rowing and sailing! From Taughannock State Park it's 8 miles on the water to Stewart Park at the bottom end of the lake, and the west shore down there (Hog Hole) is only 1.8 miles

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-14 Thread Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
I was just looking at ecode section 336-10, which concerns the boundaries of Stewart Park. A casual reading might suggest that the park extends north into the lake a considerable distance (all the way to the city line), but this is not the case. A more careful reading will reveal that within

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Loon Watch

2015-11-14 Thread Peter
Thanks for the update. Do you foresee any future such gatherings this season? Thanks Pete Saracino On 11/14/2015 7:58 PM, Wesley W. Blauvelt wrote: > With temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing and winds gusting > from the NW at 20+ knots, conditions seemed perfect for a substantial

[cayugabirds-l] Binocluar eye piece cap found

2015-11-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today morning Loon Watch trip somebody seem to have lost the eye piece cap for Nikon binoculars. If it is yours please send me an email at m...@cornell.edu. We did have an incredible loon flight today morning of over 2000 loons. More details will come from the trip leader Wes or

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Brooktondale

2015-11-14 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We have a couple Fox Sparrows under our feeder on Burns Rd in Brooktondale this morning. -Tom ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings

2015-11-14 Thread Marie P. Read
Around 3:30 pm today, 2 Snow Buntings and at least 3 Horned Larks on the easternmost hill, Mt Pleasant Rd. I would not have seen them had they not been flushed by a vehicle going by. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail

[cayugabirds-l] Cedar Waxwings along Cayuga Waterfront Trail

2015-11-14 Thread Dave Nutter
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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Meena pls pass to Wes and Diane. Sue and I continued on to Seneca Lake where we found no loons. In thinking about those high Southwestward flyers we believe they had plenty of altitude to spot the Susquehanna and thus took a bit more direct route down Rte 15! (runs alongside the river from

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
John, I am not sure if they are following Susquehanna or they are just taking a direct route. If you look up on the map, it seems they can fly directly to Chesapeake Bay in direct line, they don't need to follow Route 15 as we do. Route 15 is at least 20 miles left to their target destination

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-14 Thread John Confer
Hi Meena, Good to see you at Taughannoch. John and Sue Gregoire and I thought that some of the big, loose flocks of loons that were well north of the point we stood on at Taughannoch was far more likely to take them over the southern tip of Seneca Lake than to the southern tip of Cayuga

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-14 Thread Ann Mitchell
I had a super time at the loon watch this morning witnessing the large flights of loons and visiting with everyone there. Gary and I went around the lake afterwards, and saw many more loons on the lake. Looks like there will be some more spectacular flights! Good birding, Ann Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Loon Watch

2015-11-14 Thread Wesley W. Blauvelt
With temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing and winds gusting from the NW at 20+ knots, conditions seemed perfect for a substantial loon flight this morning. The 20+ Cayuga Bird Club members and observers who arrived at Taughannock State Park around dawn were not disappointed.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Loon Watch

2015-11-14 Thread John Confer
Great job, Wes. From: bounce-119896078-25065...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Wesley W. Blauvelt Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:58 PM To: cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] guns at Stewart Park - next steps?

2015-11-14 Thread Sandy Wold
As someone who frequents Fuertes Bird Sanctuary, I greatly appreciated Dave's courage and posting and the resulting discussion this brought up. Since tickets were not issued and the hunters were bitter, shouldn't we follow up - especially because this has happened before (re: picture of hunters