Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2021-03-20 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
We were fooled a week and a half ago by two TVs in an Osprey nest on Rte. 20 
near the refuge.

MJ

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> On Mar 20, 2021, at 3:39 PM, Johnson, Alyssa  
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> Not that it would be unlikely to see osprey now, I saw Turkey Vultures 
> sitting in a nest there earlier today. I thought they were osprey too until I 
> got closer. Maybe there are osprey! But those TUVUs tricked me.
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> Hi, 
> My sister just called. She is seeing 4 Osprey on Rt. 20 by the  refuge. One 
> was perched on a nest.
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[cayugabirds-l] Sandhills

2021-03-10 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
7 Sandhills in front of visitors center at MNWR just now. 

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[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2021-03-10 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
Thousands of snow geese seen from south end of Lower Lake Rd off 89

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[cayugabirds-l] Bird/trail cam

2021-02-06 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
Hi - 

Any recommendations/suggestions for a trail camera for outside our home?  We're 
interested in buying one but would appreciate any advice.

Thanks.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Writing from a black birder

2020-06-07 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
Drew Lanham spoke at RIT in September of 2016.  An excellent presentation.

MJ

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> This piece written in 2016 by birder J. Drew Lanham, Birding While Black, 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar

2019-11-05 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
That is a shame.  I couldn't watch this yesterday evening and was looking 
forward to seeing and hearing it.  It would be helpful if the Lab fixed this.

MJ

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> On Nov 5, 2019, at 8:12 AM, Alicia  wrote:
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>  Actually, if you go to that link you get the following message:
> Unfortunately, do [sic] to copyrighted content, we are unable to offer an 
> archived version of this event. We do encourage you to learn more about this 
> topic at 3billionbirds.org
> Given the importance of this issue, it's a shame that the Lab doesn't excise 
> the "copyrighted content" and post the remainder - assuming the "copyrighted 
> content" even needs to be excised given the doctrine of Fair Use.  This 
> presentation is a something that people should be able to refer their friends 
> and acquaintances to - changing the trend depends on widespread knowledge and 
> understanding, and webinars are a great way to engage people who are not 
> interested in reading even the most engaging print based explanations.
> 
> Alicia Plotkin
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> On 11/5/2019 7:56 AM, Diane Morton wrote:
>> You can watch the archived seminar with this link:
>> 
>> https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/live-event/3-billion-birds-lost-the-bird-crisis-and-what-we-can-do-about-it/
>> 
>> Diane Morton
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>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:24 AM Nancy Cusumano  
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>>> Will the recording be available?
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 8:52 PM Carol Keeler  wrote:
 Thank you so much for live streaming Ken Rosenburg’s talk.  It was 
 excellent!  I don’t drive at night so I can’t make it down to Ithaca for 
 the Monday night seminars.  This was a wonderful way for me to be further 
 informed.  Thanks again.
 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake--no Snow Geese

2019-03-23 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
We were at Knox-Marcellus this afternoon (probably around one) and saw 
thousands of Snow Geese in the distance.  We then drove to the Mucklands and 
saw a huge flock fly in and settle down.  It was wonderful!

We also saw Pintails at the Mucklands.  Earlier we had been to the northern end 
of Cayuga and saw many Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, Canvasbacks, Redheads, 
numerous Tundras and others. No Snow Geese there that we saw.

MJ

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> We checked out the NW end of Cayuga Lake this evening and found the large 
> groups of Snow Geese mostly gone. There was one large white streak in the 
> middle of the lake south of Cayuga Lake State Park at 5:30 pm, but it was not 
> visible when we drove back around 6:30, so perhaps they took off. I am 
> assuming that was Snow Geese. There were many groups of Tundra Swans off the 
> lake, especially off Cayuga Lake State Park, and there were still many 
> scattered ducks there and farther south.
> 
> Has anyone checked the mucklands lately, or seen any Snow Geese elsewhere?  
> Do you think they are done, or are there lots more to come? I have some 
> friends still hoping to see them
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[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma, mucklands, etc. info

2019-03-20 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
Does anyone have recent info about the bird life status on the wildlife drive 
at MNWR or in the Mucklands?  We’re planning on being in the area on Saturday.  
We’d like to see Snow Geese while we’re in the general area - are they more apt 
to be on Cayuga Lake still?

Thanks for the help and advice.

MJ

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[cayugabirds-l] House wren

2017-04-30 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
Yesterday I watched a Chickadee building a nest in a box hanging on a fence 
near us.  Today, just now, I looked out and saw a House Wren (first of the 
year) busily tossing all the nesting materials out of the box.  Is this usual 
behavior? Do they usually clean house before taking over a nest box? Wrens 
nested in this box last year.

Thanks.

MJ


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[cayugabirds-l] Mucklands

2017-03-22 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
Hi -

Has anyone been to the Mucklands recently and, if so, are there many Snow Geese 
there?

Thanks.

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks, Cardinals

2017-03-18 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
An interesting article about Woodcocks from today’s NY Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/nyregion/an-early-bird-gets-caught-in-the-snowstorm.html?emc=edit_th_20170318=todaysheadlines=28196654

On another topic.  The other day I found a dead male Cardinal on our side 
patio.  There was no sign of trauma.  However, it reminded me of the awful day 
last spring when I found 4-5 dead Cardinals lined up on the same patio.  Again, 
no sign of trauma.  There are windows they could have struck; I have decals on 
them to help with prevention (I’m aware the decals are not a complete 
solution).  But they were lined up so neatly I couldn’t believe it was 
accidental.  Had they been killed by a hawk, I would not have expected the 
bodies to be there.  We have indoor cats but they never go out.  There are 
other cats around but not that close to the house;  even if they were close our 
cats would let us know I’m sure.

I have some photos of the immediate area of the house if it would help.  I 
would really be interested in any ideas, advice, etc. anyone has.

Thanks.

Mary Jane Thomas



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[cayugabirds-l] Young bird

2014-08-18 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
We saw this little bird in our garden tonight - a young bird who wasn't sure 
what to do and eventually flew to a tree where a parent was waiting.  They both 
then flew so we never got a gook look at the parent. Can someone help us ID 
this bird, please?  I should know this but don't.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ttqxtki3qfwwvg9/DSCN0424.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/50emgvq8evefli3/DSCN0426.jpg

Thanks.

MJ
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