[cayugabirds-l] Summary of CBC Finger Lakes NF field trip

2018-05-06 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
Today I led my first ever birding field trip for the Cayuga Bird Club to the Finger Lakes National Forest in (mostly) Schuyler County. Ten courageous birders met me at Teeter Pond at 7:30am for an all day trip through the National Forest to battle mud, mosquitoes, and multiflora rose in the search

[cayugabirds-l] Why I'm Voting NO on the ICSD Budget: Urgent Need for Climate Focus

2018-05-06 Thread Sandy Wold
I am sharing my thoughts in communities I am a part of because ​1. Our planet is in crisis and quickly approaching 2020; and we are at 1.5 degrees Celsius. We can't go to 2.0 Celsius, or the planet will be unlivable by 2050. We need to mitigate both CO2 and CH4! Eating less meat and more

[cayugabirds-l] Why I'm Voting NO on the ICSD Budget: Urgent Need for Climate Focus

2018-05-06 Thread Sandy Wold
Opinion Submission to Ithaca Times: Why I'm Voting NO on the ICSD Budget: the Need for a Climate-Appropriate Budget and Why We Need to Talk About The 3 Elephants in the Room (936 words) Dear Members of the ICSD School Board: I expect to attend and comment at the ICSD Budget Hearing meeting

[cayugabirds-l] Lots of great egrets

2018-05-06 Thread Laura Stenzler
23 great egrets along the far side (west) side of Tschache pool. 1:30 Sunday. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting

2018-05-06 Thread Anne Hobbs
I have resisted “me too” messages for all my spring arrivals but just now, for the first time ever, an Indigo Bunting showed up at the feeder in front of my house. It was promptly chased away by the many goldfinches but it remained in our bushes waiting its turn. I should add that I live in the

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Horned Lark song-flight

2018-05-06 Thread Marie P. Read
At the end of my morning walk, I was happy to hear, and eventually, see a Horned Lark performing its flight display high in the sky. Usually I have seen them doing this much earlier in the year, even in early March if it's mild. They are known to start nesting very early, so maybe this year I

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole Feeders

2018-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
A couple days ago Sara Jane put out an Oriole feeder with jelly. We just had a pair of BALTIMORE ORIOLES partake of the jelly -- raspberry!! I'm assuming the flavor of jelly doesn't matter. But those of you who have a long history with using jelly to attract Orioles, have you found any

[cayugabirds-l] Jetty Woods on Saturday afternoon

2018-05-06 Thread Paul Anderson
I visited the Great Horned Owls at the golf course yesterday (thanks Mark) and continued on to Jetty Woods with two others. The entrance was buzzing with activity with Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Redstarts, a Warbling Vireo, a Yellow Warbler, an Oriole, and a Blackburnian. We walked to the end