Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Bellied Sapsucker Question

2021-02-22 Thread Alicia Plotkin
A friend a mile away reports one is regular at his feeder this winter.  Don't remember reports of any over-wintering here on the west side of Ovid before this year, and there is only one report in eBird for Dec-Feb in the Seneca drainage of Ovid before 2021 (assuming Dave Kennedy was on the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Massive Solar Farm coming to Cayuga County

2021-02-20 Thread Alicia Plotkin
tter, is Audubon already working on this in NYS? Alicia On 2/20/2021 8:31 AM, david nicosia wrote: > All, > > see > > > <

[cayugabirds-l] SPRING ORNITHOLOGY

2021-02-13 Thread Alicia
Please share this scholarship announcement with anyone you think may be interested in applying for a scholarship for our upcoming course, Spring Ornithology with Steve Kress. We hope to make the course available to educators and young people who may be interested in birds but unable to afford

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Future of Lott Farm & Basin Upland Sandpipers?

2021-01-09 Thread Alicia
they have had had several months to think about this, they probably are far along in their planning.  Someone might want to contact Mr. Lott them before putting a lot more thought into the options available. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] The saw whet that got away!

2020-11-19 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Hi, I'm not on social media & stumbled on this <> randomly - if everyone already saw it, apologies for clogging you inboxes! Have a good weekend & a safe holiday - Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L L

Re: [cayugabirds-l] LOON MIGRATION ALERT

2020-11-12 Thread Alicia Plotkin
East side of Seneca Lake in Ovid, was out from 7:30-7:40 and 7:50-8:45 (maybe too late).  Saw the following: 7:30-7:40: 0 7:50-8:00: 5 in single group, a tad lower than expected but still migration height - moving very fast with the wind, a couple hundred yards inland of the shore 8:00-8:15:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] First fall DE Junco 10/13/20

2020-10-13 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Also had at least one pair breeding here in Ovid - first breeding bird I entered in the BBA in fact, one was collecting & carrying nesting material. Later saw them with fledglings but never found the nest, although have found nests twice before. Alicia On 10/13/2020 1:01 PM, Linnea Gar

[cayugabirds-l] Found: Parakeet (or maybe Parrot?) found in Ovid on Saturday

2020-07-14 Thread Alicia
ltzfus's farm to pick up the bird if it's yours! Please share widely - perhaps the Eaton Birding Society has a list serve and/or a Facebook page?  Or anywhere else you can think of... Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBir

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RHWO at Long Point

2020-07-04 Thread Alicia Plotkin
ers in eBird when they see them, or otherwise keep track of them?  Does anyone else regularly check out the Aurora area for them? Just curious about whether they are usually absent or only usually absent from birding records. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.Northeas

[cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrows are around

2020-05-31 Thread Alicia Plotkin
and since they are a good grassland indicator, it might be particularly useful later to have accurate entries for them now. Plus it's fun to find them. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] arrogant dogowner going viral

2020-05-26 Thread Alicia
I completely agree on all points and in fact had a lot more to say but Robin's succinct message gets to the heart of the matter. Robin, thank you for putting it so well. On 5/26/2020 8:29 PM, Robin Cisne wrote: > Magnus, your last paragraph linking unleashed dog-walking to the > depravities

[cayugabirds-l] OT: anyone want shed snake skin?

2020-05-26 Thread Alicia Plotkin
or in a classroom (I'm assuming classrooms will become a thing again) or anywhere else?  Happy to get it to anyone who would like it, if not, I'll put it out for the GC flycatcher who has been preeping territorial announcements for the last ten days & presumably can make good use of it. Al

[cayugabirds-l] Sampson State Park uplands at lunchtime

2020-04-13 Thread Alicia Plotkin
On this blustery cloudy day with brief bursts of light rain, not a lot of birds out but a few each of several varieties of sparrow were singing: song, Savannah, field, and towhee.  Best parts of the walk were two tiny blue azure butterflies flitting in front of us and a long (5+ minute) look

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Albino Green-winged Teal

2020-04-05 Thread Alicia
Here's the link to Dave's list (in case you're like me and didn't know how to use the checklist # to find it!). On 4/5/2020 11:18 AM, Dave K wrote: > eBird checklist S8446 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] osprey nest south of Covert?

2020-04-01 Thread Alicia Plotkin
) or was it removed? Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Nocternal sparrow behavior

2020-03-18 Thread Alicia Plotkin
give! Alicia * As I wrote this, it occurred to me that maybe the noise came not from anything on the roof but from the sparrow flying against the screen of the small high window just under the eaves, and that's why I heard it so clearly?  But at the time at least it sounded like something skittering

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meadow lark

2020-01-21 Thread Alicia Plotkin
I assumed she meant Center Rd and not Center St, which is in the Town of Ovid, due east of the village. Try putting 2600 Center Road Ovid into Google & you'll get this intersection, which often has interesting birds - a Snowy Owl spent 4 mos there several years ago. Alicia On 1/21/2020

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle & geese

2020-01-21 Thread Alicia
There's a particular call Loons make here (Seneca Lake) and I assume elsewhere, that inevitably means an eagle will be sweeping through momentarily. Alicia On 1/21/2020 9:57 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > As I was in back yard filling the birdfeeders ~9:30 am, suddenly about > 200

Re: [cayugabirds-l] U.S. Plan on Killing Birds in New York -

2019-12-04 Thread Alicia
lso could lead to support for self-help by anyone who feels annoyed by birds! * *Alicia ** On 12/3/2019 6:52 PM, Magnus Fiskesjo wrote: > I've seen other articles on US government agency-organized mass killing all > sorts of wildlife as disturbances to farming, etc., but don't kn

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FLNF Grassland Enhancement Project open house, 11/22/19, in Hector N.Y.

2019-11-22 Thread Alicia
According to the Scoping Letter (see the link in Gary's email), the open house is tonight from 6 to 7 pm. On 11/22/2019 8:00 AM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: > > Hi all, > > I wanted to let everyone know about an open house that is taking place > tomorrow evening at the Finger Lakes Nation Forest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar

2019-11-05 Thread Alicia
e 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 On 11/5/2019 7:56 AM, Dia

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: cleaning bird feeders

2019-10-13 Thread Alicia
I assumed it meant that grungy combination of oil & dust & chaff that piles up and adheres to the corners and base of feeders that are filled with sunflower or nyjer seed, but all I actually know is what was forwarded! Alicia On 10/13/2019 4:46 PM, Norwalk, James wrote: > I don't

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: cleaning bird feeders

2019-10-13 Thread Alicia
This was on a different bird list, thought it might be of interest to Cayuga birders. Forwarded Message The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130(1):313–320, 2018 The effectiveness of bird feeder cleaning methods with and without debris Lisa M. Feliciano,1 Todd J. Underwood,1*

Re: [cayugabirds-l] US population trends; time frame for bird study

2019-09-26 Thread Alicia
areful not to assume that 1970 was the beginning of the end, just because few of us around today remember even more plentiful birds before that. There is plenty of evidence that this started much, much earlier, and as we look for causes and solutions, that needs to be kept in mind. Alicia On 9/2

[cayugabirds-l] could someone explain the radar tonight?

2019-09-13 Thread Alicia
in our yard. Are birds or insects moving?  If not, what's the bloom? If so, why not wait a few days for the north winds that area forecast for Monday & Tuesday? Thanks to any weather maven who can help! Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Subj should be "Sampson SP Lake Trail mess!"

2019-09-03 Thread Alicia Plotkin
. Alicia On 9/3/2019 2:43 PM, Alicia wrote: > Hi, > > I've been tied up with other responsibilities this year and haven't > been able to bird much but yesterday evening I was able to go out and > got past the 1/4 mile mark on the Lake Trail for the first time in > many months

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake Lake Trail mess

2019-09-03 Thread Alicia
back remain, but the brushy spots and smaller trees on the east side of the trail are almost all gone now Does anyone know when this was done?  And if it was NYSEG or the NYS Parks?  I'm equal parts heartbroken and furious. Alicia P.S.  The NYS Parks 2020 Plan has set as Goal 6, "Sustain N

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Dryden, NY - Hammond Hill State Forest Birding: Few Birds

2019-06-26 Thread Alicia
Hi Chris, I hope you agree this thread is within the rules of CayugaBirds, even though it ranges over things that go beyond the Basin.  But it's the best conversation I've seen on the list in many months, so I hope it can continue! Best - Alicia On 6/26/2019 8:49 AM, wrote

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Throated Warbler in southwest part of Ovid this afternoon

2019-05-05 Thread Alicia
those places this evening or tomorrow morning, you might want to keep an eye out for it. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler Seneca Co

2019-05-04 Thread Alicia
staying on the roads makes sense! Alicia On 5/4/2019 12:43 PM, Jared wrote: After a delightful early morning with Josh Snodgrass and a robust group of over 20 birders I heard word of a reported GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at the intersection of Combs and McCarriger Rds between Lodi and Ovid. Got over

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Yellow Throated Warbler at South End of Lake Trail at Sampson SP, Seneca Cty

2019-04-21 Thread Alicia
minutes but it flew east before I got more than that glimpse.  At 10:20 Jay McGowan & Livia Santana were looking, perhaps they'll have an update? Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] feeder aggression

2019-02-01 Thread Alicia
oked like a painful lesson. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows at my feeders

2019-01-21 Thread Alicia
rved.) Alicia On 1/21/2019 12:24 PM, wrote: > And deep snowy.  They can deal with cold if they can reach the ground > to forage. Bet the thousands that have been foraging nearer Syracuse > and Auburn are finding it VERY challenging. > > Sent from my iPhone

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-08 Thread Alicia
there that they deem a potential danger to the lines.  They actually have not cleared the lines here since they left that card, but we hope they would follow through and contact us as promised. It has been a lot more than 5 yrs since then ... Alicia On 6/8/2018 7:24 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote: >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl by Lott Farm

2018-04-06 Thread Alicia
At 3:45 today an unusually white Snowy Owl was sitting in what I assume is the same area? close to the base of the cluster of metal silos on the west side of Rte 414.  Definitely a very handsome bird! Alicia On 4/6/2018 1:43 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote: > A Snowy Owl was still up by Lott F

[cayugabirds-l] snowy afternoon

2018-03-09 Thread Alicia
Large snowflakes driven by south winds somewhat hampered visibility across the north end of Seneca County this afternoon.  Around 4 pm single snowy owl was sitting on a hillock close to the bend in the driveway of the Finger Lakes Airport.  (We also checked Chadwick and Thorpe, but not Farron

[cayugabirds-l] pine siskins in Ovid

2018-02-21 Thread Alicia
Over a dozen pine siskins noisily greeted me as I left for work this morning, zreeping from several different trees.  That's the largest number we've ever had, and the first ones we've seen or heard since May 2015. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds - nothing exceptional here!

2017-07-29 Thread Alicia
sure why - there doesn't seem to have been any significant habitat change in the area. Alicia On 7/29/2017 5:31 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > > There hasn't been much local birding information on this list for a > while. I admit that I'm as guilty as anyone of not posting my > s

Re: No birds - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree swallow

2017-06-17 Thread Alicia Plotkin
hank you for bringing it up! Alicia P.S. You left off hummingbirds, which are non-existent or in very low numbers for everyone I know, both folks with feeders and people like me whose plantings are tailored to their tastes. /I have not seen a single one in my yard yet. /This is hard to believe,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] N. Parula??? [was Prairie Warbler???]

2017-04-21 Thread Alicia Plotkin
of year, when arrival times are so variable and many exceptions occur. Alicia On 4/20/2017 11:05 AM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > > A number of people had Northern Parula today, so consider that, too. > > Kevin > > *From:* > [mailto:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Important Lyme Disease info!

2017-03-26 Thread Alicia Plotkin
by the time she was diagnosed, but a 21 day cycle of doxycycline hastened her recovery. Alicia On 3/26/2017 12:06 PM, Betsy Darlington wrote: > This article is really important for all us outdoor lovers! > Betsy > >

[cayugabirds-l] Mockingbird mocking

2017-03-19 Thread Alicia Plotkin
, robins & mourning doves also singing in the warmth of the full sun, but they weren't holding back. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Snow Geese

2017-03-17 Thread Alicia Plotkin
lack birds. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca Falls birds: Snowy Owl and four swan species

2017-01-07 Thread Alicia Plotkin
on the farm Friday morning, including one 'in the back field' (he gestured to the far north) but the one I saw was flying around at that moment and I just followed its movements & didn't look for any others. Alicia On 1/7/2017 6:57 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > &

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Western tanager still here

2016-03-18 Thread Alicia Plotkin
of his movements a week or two ago - he must have read her post, he followed it to a 'T'. Alicia On 3/17/2016 12:50 PM, Liisa S. Mobley wrote: At 10:15 am, the bird was sitting in the little tree in the courtyard by the back entrance to the Cornell store, in the sunshine. I seem to find him most

[cayugabirds-l] Chartering the MV Haendel - no actual birding content ...

2015-11-17 Thread Alicia Plotkin
t can support the young trout and release them there in the spring. If anyone is interested in contributing to FC programming, serving on our board or an advisory committee, or finding out more, please let me know & I can get you that info or put you in touch with someone who can. Alic

[cayugabirds-l] In lobbying, the medium actually is the message!

2015-07-12 Thread Alicia Plotkin
is what matters! Alicia On 7/12/2015 6:36 PM, Carl Steckler wrote: I would like to chime in here. Dave your info and perspective are right on. The problem I have is having everyone relying so heavily on a petition. Having given comment , all be it about Wolves, to both DEC and FWS on several

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Old Birds/New Birds

2015-05-06 Thread Alicia Plotkin
The only choice they have at our feeders this time of year is sunflower seeds, a combination of shelled kernals and black oil in the shell. It seems to attract all the birds that eats seed, including birds that typically like nyjer seed. Alicia On 5/6/2015 3:42 PM, Melanie Uhlir wrote

[cayugabirds-l] Old Birds/New Birds

2015-05-06 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Nothing borrowed but something definitely blue: brilliant male Indigo Bunting is sharing our feeders with four Pine Siskins. Weird year. Alicia --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte's Gulls, Varick

2015-04-20 Thread Alicia Plotkin
reflecting off the water could make looking at lake birds harder. Alicia On 4/19/2015 1:43 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: At least two of 3+ LITTLE GULLS of various ages found by Tim Lenz an hour ago still present in Varick, on water across from 4590 Rt. 89. -- *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* Welcome

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Please Consider Assisting with the Rusty Blackbird Blitz

2015-04-01 Thread Alicia Plotkin
This is forwarded from another state bird list, but maybe some people on Cayuga Birds might appreciate the reminder if they are going to be out and about birding tomorrow? Alicia Forwarded Message To help conserve this elusive and vulnerable songbird, consider

[cayugabirds-l] multitudes of snow geese, Town of Covert

2015-03-25 Thread Alicia Plotkin
west of there, and flying low overhead in swirling and disorganized groups everywhere. Maybe 10% as many Canada Geese. In a few fields there also were large flocks of ducks, all Mallards that I saw but I didn't check that many, and also did not have a scope. Alicia

[cayugabirds-l] Ovid Siskins and White-Crowned Sparrows

2015-02-14 Thread Alicia Plotkin
there all month. He lives on a farm a bit southwest of the village of Ovid. Stay warm - Alicia --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpoll !

2015-01-30 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Also here in Ovid. Hard to tell for sure how many redpolls, but at least two different males and one female in the swirl of goldfinch, house finch juncos at the feeders. First ones since January 2013. Alicia --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Waterfowl hunting regulation

2015-01-08 Thread Alicia Plotkin
or arrest a hunter working in or on the lake. Alicia On 1/8/2015 8:13 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: I guess the courts have the final say on the validity of Ithaca's ordinance. Concern about the cost and risks associated with jurisdictional disputes may be explanation enough for the lack

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Impacts of approved casino at Tyre:OT?

2014-12-21 Thread Alicia Plotkin
on a 155 acre parcel. Last week NYS gave Seneca County a $750,000 grant to put in a sewer system along Rte 318, extending up to the Premium Outlets site, removing one major hurdle to further development. Alicia On 12/21/2014 12:32 PM, Kimberly Sucy wrote: The CasiNO Tyre web site ( http

[cayugabirds-l] Wake of vultures?

2014-09-10 Thread Alicia Plotkin
process. Alicia On 9/10/2014 11:47 AM, Nancy wrote: Yes, these are fields of harvested grains-oats, wheat and rye I believe. So short enough for the mallards to be gleaning leftover grain. Cayuga Dog Rescue has saved more than 450 dogs since 2005! Learn more at http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Suing over Bald Eagle deaths (explanation, perilously close to off-topic ...)

2014-08-15 Thread Alicia Plotkin
construction. (Don't know the current impact, there's a limit to how long I am willing to search through the annual Greenbooks budget announcements!) Best - Alicia On 8/15/2014 7:30 AM, John and Sue Gregoire wrote: This is fascinating. It now explains to me why

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Support NW Refuges

2014-08-05 Thread Alicia Plotkin
This might just be an Ithaca policy. We get one every year haven't done that yet for 2014-15, but at least as of last year we always were able to pick it up at our local post office in Ovid. Best - Alicia On 8/5/2014 12:31 PM, Melissa Groo wrote: FYI, the Duck Stamp

[cayugabirds-l] YB Chat in FL National Forest

2014-07-11 Thread Alicia Plotkin
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[cayugabirds-l] OOB Red-Headed Woodpecker in Ovid

2014-06-29 Thread Alicia Plotkin
by young. Alicia, on the west side of Ovid --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fairgrounds Access

2014-06-26 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Farm should be referred to by its own name to avoid confusion, just in case Parakeets do invade the real Seneca County Fairgrounds? Alicia - Original Message - From: Gary Kohlenberg To:, CAYUGABIRDS-L

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sparrows in the area

2014-05-21 Thread Alicia Plotkin
darting into our porch to glean fur from the cover of the dog bed there, presumably to line her nest, and a pair continues to come to our feeder daily. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ANy resource for hybrid warbler photos?

2014-05-14 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Yep, that's it! While I haven't found any quite as weird as the bird I saw, the mask definitely seems identical to several, and one shows small blotches on the upper breast. Thanks, Jay! Alicia On 5/14/2014 11:59 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: Hi Alicia, Warbler hybrids do occur, but in general

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: RE:[nysbirds-l] Willow Ptarmigan Point Peninsula YES [OOB]

2014-04-26 Thread Alicia Plotkin
More info on the Willow Ptarmigan at Point Peninsula as posted to the NYS BIrds list Original message From: Arie Gilbert Date: 04/26/2014 12:15 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Arie Gilbert Subject: RE: Willow Ptarmigan Point Peninsula

[cayugabirds-l] Injured Red-Tailed Hawk

2014-04-01 Thread Alicia Plotkin
there to show them where it was last seen. Alicia --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Injured Red-Tailed Hawk - update request for help

2014-04-01 Thread Alicia Plotkin
this, as these fields have lots of cover in and around them! If someone does try or succeed in catching this hawk, could you let me know? Thanks - Alicia On 4/1/2014 6:18 PM, Rosalie V Borzik wrote: Hi Alicia, If you go back to that area, tell

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American three-toed woodpecker

2014-03-09 Thread Alicia Plotkin
but a few other semi-local sitings have been. So while these woodpeckers are very rare in this area they certainly are not unheard of. Best - Alicia On 3/9/2014 3:35 PM, Martin Fellows Hatch wrote: Dave, Hairys come to our suet feeder often. It's not a Hairy. I'd say that the Hairys don't

Re: [cayugabirds-l] count v hunting: a possible solution

2013-12-31 Thread Alicia Plotkin
of what the statute says. Finally, FWIW, Treman Marina is located geographically within the city but as state park land, it is not subject to city laws - the state park laws and state laws regulate what is permissible there. Best - Alicia On 12/31/2013 12:32 PM, Linda

[cayugabirds-l] meadowlark question

2013-06-26 Thread Alicia Plotkin
A meadowlark was singing on territory in neighbor's hayfield at least by April 28th this year. I heard him regularly, early in the day, for over a month and then my schedule changed so I do't really know if he still is singing there mornings or not. To my surprise, our neighbor just asked

[cayugabirds-l] Lumpy Hooded Warblers?

2013-05-14 Thread Alicia Plotkin
.) Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) 2

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lumpy Hooded Warblers? - better link!

2013-05-14 Thread Alicia Plotkin
, Alicia Plotkin wrote: Hi, Many hooded warblers are sleek little birds, looking much like this A couple days ago, I was watching the local male signing, and he had a distinct hump on his back, like this

[cayugabirds-l] More on SSW today a question about the BirdCast forecast

2013-05-10 Thread Alicia Plotkin
for tomorrow. For real Alicia On 5/10/2013 8:34 AM, Chris Pelkie wrote: Unfortunately almost the first bird of the day was a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER who sang once as I stepped out the back door of the lab, then flew up from a perch probably on our BBQ grill a couple

[cayugabirds-l] Migration on radar?

2013-05-01 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Could someone more learned than I - which is just about anyone - interpret what is happening on radar right now what it might mean for tomorrow morning? I'm hoping good things ... Thanks! Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma?

2013-04-06 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Hi, Have a friend who was thinking about going up the west side of Cayuga and checking out Montezuma tomorrow. Anyone go up today who could give us an idea of what is there this weekend? Alicia Plotkin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Comet visible in western sky now

2013-03-20 Thread Alicia Plotkin
in several nights there is not a mass of snow geese barking in the middle of Seneca Lake tonight. They don't make as much noise as when they fly, but there is a constant murmuring all night long many nights this time of year. Alicia in Ovid -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Raptor Love is in the Air

2013-01-06 Thread Alicia Plotkin
, still there without changing their position when I had to leave after 5 minutes. Alicia Plotkin Ovid -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rufuous Hummingbird

2012-10-26 Thread Alicia Plotkin
waited for the hummingbird to make his/her appearances. FWIW, I thought the throat was light colored and assumed it was female or immature, but only had binoculars so may have been mistaken. Alicia On 10/26/2012 6:09 PM, Candace Cornell wrote: Nancy Ostman and I enjoyed

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese movement

2012-02-20 Thread Alicia Plotkin
the river of flocks continued. They were flying pretty much parallel to Cayuga Lake, hard to say just where they were headed. Alicia Plotkin Ovid On 2/20/2012 8:25 PM, Eben McLane wrote: Owasco Lake 4:30 PM Monday: enormous flight of several thousand snow geese flying SW, low in the sky

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crow hunting regulations

2012-02-09 Thread Alicia Plotkin
like a bunch of people wanting to go out and shoot at a bunch of birds, and then compare body counts over beers. In Auburn the 'hunt' was run by a bar, making that particularly easy for participants. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles 7/1 - and just how many RH woodpeckers are there in Aurora?

2011-07-02 Thread Alicia Plotkin
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[cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Mud Lock

2011-06-29 Thread Alicia Plotkin
for any advice, even if it is that this isn't likely to pan out for him! Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] downtown pileated woodpecker/waxwings

2011-06-05 Thread Alicia Plotkin
Cedar Waxwings also were in the midst of the furor in Bank Alley yesterday, calmly eating cornelian cherries (I think) while the Physics Guys shot puffs of air in their direction. Alicia On 6/4/2011 8:39 PM, M Kardon wrote: I was surprised to see a pileated woodpecker

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warblers

2011-05-30 Thread Alicia Plotkin
like over the years there have continued to be occasional reports of Prothonotaries in the general area. Alicia * Fred - didn't you photograph these birds??? On 5/30/2011 9:59 PM, Kenneth Victor Rosenberg wrote: I should add that we did observe the north-side male

[cayugabirds-l] SSW at 1:00 pm today

2011-05-25 Thread Alicia Plotkin
not stood up, I never would have seen him - he was well-camouflaged and incredibly small, his body no bigger than a house cat's although his legs were longer - and the cute factor was off the chart. Alicia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrows?

2011-05-23 Thread Alicia Plotkin
I'm over in the Seneca Basin, but there seems to be one or two singing males in each of the usual fields near our house in Ovid, FWTW. Alicia Ovid On 5/23/2011 12:39 PM, Annette Nadeau

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Red Winged Blackbirds/Grackles

2011-03-06 Thread Alicia Plotkin
, neither are most of the regular feeder birds! Thanks for any suggestions - Alicia On 3/6/2011 5:32 PM, Donna Scott wrote: Along with all my other feeder birds on this snowy day, there are ~ 2-300 Red Winged Blackbirds

[cayugabirds-l] snows - buntings and geese

2010-12-10 Thread Alicia Plotkin
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[cayugabirds-l] Only FOY sightings welcome?!

2009-10-18 Thread Alicia Plotkin
, or if it was the first or second or whatever seen in the basin this year - I just want to hear about the birds! Alicia Plotkin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) http