[cayugabirds-l] Advice on attracting a screech owl

2021-05-07 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I just ordered an Owl house with great hopes of attracting them to my backyard. There is a mature canopy ( I live in Cayuga Heights) and I am looking for pointers on the best path to success. I assume this is late in the season for Owls but hope to attach it next week. This is the one I

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird!

2021-05-02 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Instead of my first Oriole, I had my first catbird of the season eating grape jelly at my feeder in Cayuga Heights Happy Spring! Barbara sent from my small gadget -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Question about Hummingbird Migration

2020-10-17 Thread Barbara B. Eden
We are surprised to still see hummingbirds in our yard in Cayuga Heights. This seems late for them to still be here. Any thoughts from those of you who know more than me Thanks! Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Baltimore Oriole question

2020-06-15 Thread Barbara B. Eden
For the first time ever in my Cayuga Heights yard, I have had a pair of Baltimore Orioles still feeding at my jelly feeder. In previous years they are just here for a few days. I am hoping since they have stayed (for at least 6 weeks ) they are nesting nearby Any thoughts on this from birders

[cayugabirds-l] Are the snow geese in high numbers off Rt 89 yet?

2020-02-17 Thread Barbara B. Eden
We are planning a road trip up to Lake Road this weekend to see the snow geese and perhaps tundra swans Does anyone know if they have started congregating there yet? Thanks, Barbara -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Viewing the snow geese at the top of Cayuga Lake

2019-03-21 Thread Barbara B. Eden
On Wednesday there were fabulous views on the north end of Cayuga lake off of Lower lake road (south of Wolfies). It was fun to watch the red heads and buffle heads on the perimeter of the thousands of geese acting like herders We also went to the muck lands and Knox Marcellus marsh and there

[cayugabirds-l] Super Birdy so far this year

2018-11-16 Thread Barbara B. Eden
My feeders have constant traffic of the usual suspects, but finally returning after a few years, regular visitors include white and red breasted nuthatches. A constant treat right outside my windows! Barbara Eden Cayuga Heights -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Off topic but of interest

2018-10-13 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I just listened to the audio version of The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson and thought it might be of interest for the birders out there. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.html

[cayugabirds-l] Does anyone know if there are red tail hawks nesting this year in the gorge at the Stewart Ave bridge over Fall Creek

2018-04-19 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Thanks, Barbara -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Looking for Tundra Swans and Snow Geese

2018-01-31 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am wondering if the population is most visible on the east or west side (by Lake Road) of the northern end of Cayuga Lake Thanks for any tips! Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds

2017-10-18 Thread Barbara B. Eden
For the past 2 months the resident birds that I daily feed have dropped in population This is the first time this has happened and even those pesky squirrels have left I live in Cayuga Heights and my backyard is a bird friendly habitat Any thoughts would be appreciated Thanks Barbara Eden Sent

[cayugabirds-l] R/T Hawks in gorge by Stewart ave bridge next to fall creek drive

2017-05-02 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Just had fabulous looks this morning of the 2 little ones being fed Barbara Eden Quickly sent from my small gadget -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] R/T hawk nest in gorge below Stewart Ave bridge

2017-04-03 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I just went to see the nest mentioned yesterday at the Stewart Ave Bridge right before Fall Creek Drive. Great looks and since the hawk was briefly off the very visible nest I spotted 2 eggs -Barbara Sent using OWA for iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] 6/20 Cleanup at Salt Point

2015-06-01 Thread Barbara B. Eden
We're excited about all the developments and community interest at Salt Point this season. We have many new visitors enjoying the area, the north beach vehicle access/parking project is shaping up nicely, and a team from Cargill recently spent a day covering invasive knotweed, planting trees,

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese up by Canoga off of West Lake Road/ Rt 89

2014-12-28 Thread Barbara B. Eden
They were far from shore but still very impressive ~Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Are there snow geese yet by Cayuga Lake State Park

2014-12-21 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am heading up that way and would love to make that detour Thanks, Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians

2014-08-05 Thread Barbara B. Eden
All, This place can be a potential model for Montezuma. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nisqually/ It is much larger but it is only for pedestrians and birds are close to the boardwalk and also far away. Wouldn't those birds who are more skittish stay farther away from the pedestrians? ~Barbara

[cayugabirds-l] New released biding app from Columbia University

2014-06-04 Thread Barbara B. Eden
http://engineering.columbia.edu/it-crow-or-raven-new-birdsnap-app-will-tell-you-0 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Suet and Catbirds

2014-05-09 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Two catbirds arrived in my yard yesterday in Cayuga Heights Every year they spend lots of time at the suet feeders -Barbara Eden Sent using OWA for iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] No Snow Geese off Lower Lake ZRoad

2014-04-01 Thread Barbara B. Eden
On this glorious day we took a drive hoping to see flocks of Snow Geese on the shallow waters at this northern point of Cayuga Lake. Much to my surprise, the lake was still quite frozen and the only waterfowl were small groups of Red heads and Canvas Backs on the small areas of open water. I

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point Spit Ice

2014-03-09 Thread Barbara B. Eden
We went there yesterday and the waterfowl spotted were the usual suspects. The highlight for me was seeing the heaved ice chunks particularly along Salmon Creek. Quite spectacular. ~Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Gulls looking for Breakfast

2014-02-08 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Meena's comment yesterday about the gulls reminded me of my commute in the 1970-80s from Spencer into Ithaca. The landfill (now closed) was located on Hillview Road in West Danby and the gulls were always flying overhead in what was a reverse commute. Best, Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Are the snow geese gathering next to Cayuga Lake State Park

2013-12-20 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am planning my local holiday break outings and I am wondering if the numbers are growing. Thanks, Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Downy at the Hummingbird feeder

2013-05-14 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am curious as to why the downy is after the sugar water. I just changed it yesterday and with the chill in the air I doubt if there are any ants in there. Any ideas? Thanks, Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-10 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am curious why that is the place where the snow geese and tundra swans congregate Thanks, Barbara Sent via iPod -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Of interest to Local Birders; Potential New State Forest

2013-01-23 Thread Barbara B. Eden
http://www.lansingstar.com/opinions-archive/9146-letters-support-new-state-forest If you live in Lansing, please show your support ~Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] REDPOLLS Finally

2013-01-04 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Large Flock at my feeders North Sunset Dr. Ithaca So glad I am home today!! ~Barbara -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Thank you all for the reports of the Snow Geese Movement

2012-12-28 Thread Barbara B. Eden
On Monday 12/24 I went to see them up the lake on Lake Road.. It was spectacular. And now that we finally have snow on the ground I have endless birds at my feeders. Mostly Cardinals, Chickadees, and white breasted nut hatches. Best, Barbara Eden Cayuga Heights -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] RT Hummingbird just now in my backyard

2012-10-07 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Enjoying the Canna Blossoms in Ithaca!! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] House Finch and Junco behavior question

2012-08-06 Thread Barbara B. Eden
One morning last week I observed a female house finch and a junco passing to each other sunflower seeds that were on the ground on my patio. I was surprised to see this type of behavior. I was wondering if this is unusual since this is the first time I have seen this type of cooperation.

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker Mating Dance

2012-05-27 Thread Barbara B. Eden
On Sat. when I went to my mailbox on North Sunset Drive Ithaca, I noticed that my neighbors had a spotting scope aimed on a tree trunk. There were 2 Pileated Woodpeckers scurrying up and down the tree. I was told that they had been there for a least one hour. I got my binocs and watched for

[cayugabirds-l] Restoring Wetlands Near Cayuga Inlet: December 1 7:00pm at TCPL

2011-11-28 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Restoring Wetlands Near Cayuga Inlet: Presentation December 1 A program to be held December 1 will present results of research showing how Cayuga Inlet wetlands lost over the past two centuries might be restored. The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council (EMC) recently reviewed