[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2017-10-30 Thread Joseph Brin
*  New York*  Syracuse - October 30, 2017 *  NYSY  10.30.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 23, 2017 - October 30, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Winter Raptor Surveys

2017-10-30 Thread David Marsh
The 2017/2018 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin on November 15, approximately two weeks away. The entire season runs from November 15 through March 28. The largest portion of the Raptor migrations will have been completed, and it will be time to learn what species have chosen to

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets and water

2017-10-30 Thread Dave K
2 Cattle Egrets at Goose Haven today. Saw one catch a frog from pond edge near barn and the other wading in a Wilgoose pond ~1/4 mile South. The apparent insect shortage this year may have forced a diet change. https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/37990513336/in/datetaken-public/

[cayugabirds-l] NYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys

2017-10-30 Thread Hoh, Christina M (DEC)
Hello Cayuga-area birders, It's almost that time of year! It sure feels like we're finished with heat waves this fall, meaning wintering raptors will soon be showing up in local fields and wetlands. Every year, NYSDEC regions across the state monitor wintering raptor presence to record

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point: Black Scoter, etc.

2017-10-30 Thread Jay McGowan
The last few days have been relatively slow lake-watching from Myers and other areas. Yesterday's rain did not drop anything particularly noteworthy down in the spots I was able to check. Highlights yesterday were two male LONG-TAILED DUCKS flying north past Myers and a DUNLIN on the spit.