Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-15 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Missing from this exchange is the fact that it was DEC's top waterfowl biologist, in consultation with the DEC office in Cortland, who recommended that the easiest way to resolve the human conflicts was to enforce the already existing ordinance passed by the City of Ithaca, but not recently

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-15 Thread Geo Kloppel
The state has the authority to restrict or ban hunting in any area it designates, for any of a variety of reasons, including public safety. And the state already has the resources in place to communicate and enforce such restrictions. If the city or its citizens want a ban in the waters off

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, Myers Point

2015-11-15 Thread Jay McGowan
No luck trying to refind the Franklin's from Long Point and Aurora, but we can see a large feeding flock of gulls on the water off Deans Cove on the west side, so if you are in that area it might be worth stopping in to take a look. Jay On Nov 15, 2015 8:15 AM, "Jay McGowan"

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-15 Thread Dave Nutter
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-15 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
John, Meena, I was joking about following Rte 15 southbound! The majority of birds yesterday were indeed flying on a line that would have taken them to Watkins Glen. Did they turn? Where? Why? These birds were at sufficient althitude to bring the rivers in view quickly and the Bay within a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park boundaries

2015-11-15 Thread Geo Kloppel
Afraid not. That's just where the well-established supremacy of the state's sole authority to regulate hunting comes in. This is not an issue where home rule rights might plausibly be asserted. State-wide regulation of hunting is clearly a preemptive "general law" as defined in Article IX of

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, Myers Point

2015-11-15 Thread Jay McGowan
A few minutes ago an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL flew in to Myers Point, apparently from the south, and landed on the north side of the spit, out of sight for us at the lighthouse. We tried to reposition to get a look but it flew before any other birds and quickly headed off to the north with some

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

2015-11-15 Thread John Greenly
This is interesting. Taking another look at the map, I see that birds diverging from the west shore of Cayuga above Taughannock would pass by Connecticut Hill on a straight course toward the Chesapeake, and would converge with the Susquehanna at Sayre, Pa, at its confluence with the Chemung

[cayugabirds-l] Stevenson compost birds

2015-11-15 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
I've been gone a week, but went out to the Cornell compost today to census crows and had a few noteworthy birds. In addition to the American and Fish crows I was seeking, I saw a single adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an unexpected first-cycle ICELAND GULL. The Iceland was very pale and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, Myers Point

2015-11-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I went up the west side of the lake today shortly after Jay’s email. As yesterday, no luck finding the Franklin’s Gull, but the number of Loons on the lake is quite impressive. Most of the feeding activity is north of Sheldrake, both gulls and loons, and most of the birdlife is far from either

[cayugabirds-l] another one

2015-11-15 Thread joe & Diana
Hi, Sorry about two posts, but I think there were two Yellow- headed Blackbirds, quite close together. Diana Whiting Diana Whiting http://www.dianawhitingphotography.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Flycatchers at Lansing Center Trail

2015-11-15 Thread Sandy
I just heard a flycatcher call and saw three sparrow-sized birds fly away from me. I was Slow to find my bins buried under stuff. Did see yellow on sides as wings were flapping. Many bugs on the trail today. Call I heard matched the call of great crested flycatcher have they been seen here?

[cayugabirds-l] yellow headed blackbird

2015-11-15 Thread joe & Diana
Hi All, What another beautiful day. There were thousands of blackbirds this afternoon on East Road. I was photographing them until the neighbor's plane repeatedly flew in circles around the fields, eventually scattering them. I have been interrupted in a lot of ways, but that is a new one.