[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings

2018-01-18 Thread Betsy Darlington
Big flock of Snow Buntings (maybe 75-100) in the fields NE of the horse barns this morning (west of Freese Rd.). Spectacular sight! Also a raven. Betsy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds

2017-10-25 Thread Betsy Darlington
I wonder if all these trees are putting out "stress cones/seeds," caused by the accelerating warming. Or do they just like being so warm? Betsy On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Marc Devokaitis wrote: > Hi All, > > Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] T Vultures

2017-10-13 Thread Betsy Darlington
And so did we in Candor, at the Logan Hill Preserve. Or perhaps more like 80. Probably more, but we stopped watching. All were headed south, with great determination (no circling). On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM, Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm < m...@roosterhillfarm.com> wrote: > I counted 60+

[cayugabirds-l] Mystery sound

2017-08-28 Thread Betsy Darlington
Yesterday, at the Logan Hill Preserve in Candor, I heard a sound I've never heard before. It maybe translates to "tick-grr" - but not at all like a tanager's "tick-bu." The "gr" sound was deep and dry. The call was repeated several times before I had to leave, and came from a

[cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird revealed!

2017-04-29 Thread Betsy Darlington
Well, my mystery bird is a Tufted Titmouse! It finally landed on a nearby branch, continued to toot that same high-ish E, and was soon joined by what was probably a female, since the singer didn't chase it away. I have never heard a titmouse make that sound. Must have been pretty appealing to

[cayugabirds-l] Bird song puzzle

2017-04-29 Thread Betsy Darlington
Yesterday morning and early evening, around our house and neighborhood east of Collegetown, I kept hearing a totally unfamiliar bird song. It was 3 to 7 or 8 repeated, loud, clear whistles, all on the same note (E of the E string on a violin). Very easy to imitate, so I whistled it a few times,

[cayugabirds-l] Important Lyme Disease info!

2017-03-26 Thread Betsy Darlington
This article is really important for all us outdoor lovers! Betsy http://www.mvtimes.com/2016/07/13/visiting-physician-sheds-new-light-lyme-disease/ Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Prairie Warbler question

2016-06-21 Thread Betsy Darlington
Have Prairie Warblers quieted down already? Twice recently I haven't heard them in places in Candor where I had been hearing them. Betsy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] RBGB puzzle

2016-05-05 Thread Betsy Darlington
We have had a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeder for several days, but this morning we have one that is white where it should be red. At first, I thought it might be a female, but there's no brown on it, the breast isn't streaked, and the rest of it is just like a male. Do males sometimes

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

2016-04-28 Thread Betsy Darlington
-- Forwarded message -- From: Mail Delivery Subsystem Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7:25 AM Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure) To: darlingtonb...@gmail.com Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

[cayugabirds-l] 3 Ospreys

2016-04-24 Thread Betsy Darlington
I was just walking up Falls St. ("Gun Shop Hill") in Ithaca, and 3 ospreys were circling low, interacting, and calling almost constantly. At one point, at least two of them landed on top of the tall old Ithaca Gun smokestack (one at a time, not simultaneously). Betsy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] BIG bachelor party at Cornell Golf Course

2016-01-23 Thread Betsy Darlington
I was skiing with a friend at the Cornell Golf Course this AM, and there was a fairly big gang of male bluebirds and robins in and around the shrubbery around the edges of the open area that extends to the south. From the parking lot, cross the main expanse to the east, go down the little hill,

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: courtship display

2015-11-21 Thread Betsy Darlington
Fascinating video Betsy -- Forwarded message -- From: Richard Darlington <r...@cornell.edu> Date: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM Subject: courtship display To: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonb...@gmail.com> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-20/super-speedy-tap-danci

[cayugabirds-l] Hearing aids for birders?

2015-11-06 Thread Betsy Darlington
Hi, everyone- Hope this isn't too off-topic! I'm planning to get hearing aids and would like any advice you can give me. There are too many higher register bird songs I can no longer hear, and I have trouble hearing Lab of O speakers unless I'm right under their nose. And I'm always asking my

[cayugabirds-l] Film canisters badly needed!

2015-10-27 Thread Betsy Darlington
Hi, everyone- I *badly *need empty film canisters for my 4th grade nature classes. Could you please let me know if you have any you can spare? Thanks! Betsy Darlington 273-0707 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: equine hummingbird

2015-06-24 Thread Betsy Darlington
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[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Land snails and the ecosystem - a fun talk on April 21

2015-04-11 Thread Betsy Darlington
-- Forwarded message -- From: Marla Coppolino marlacoppol...@gmail.com Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 12:13 PM Subject: Land snails and the ecosystem - a fun talk on April 21 To: Marla Coppolino marlacoppol...@gmail.com Dear Snail Friends, I warmly welcome you to gather for my

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: feathers from a crime (dinner) scene

2015-03-24 Thread Betsy Darlington
Anyone know what these feathers are from? Ruffed Grouse, perhaps, or maybe pheasant? Thanks! Betsy -- Forwarded message -- From: Ruth Mahr ruthm...@gmail.com Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 11:31 AM Subject: Fwd: feathers from a crime (dinner) scene To: Betsy Darlington darlingtonb

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

2014-12-19 Thread Betsy Darlington
And not just the light pollution! It's a massive project. Betsy On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu wrote: My advance apologies if this question is outside of list bounds (please weigh in, Chris). I am wondering if there are concerns about the light pollution

[cayugabirds-l] Birds and infrasound

2014-12-18 Thread Betsy Darlington
Birds apparently use infrasound to detect - and evade - storms hundreds of miles away. http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/dec/18 /birds-storm-infrasound-warblers -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Swimming owl video

2014-12-14 Thread Betsy Darlington
In case you haven't seen this video yet http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/12/04/owl-swims-lake-michigan/19892811/ Betsy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: Monarch caterpillar rescue opportunity?

2014-08-30 Thread Betsy Darlington
Hi, Suan and Candace- We went down there this morning and hunted thoroughly for the caterpillar, but couldn't find it. There were quite a few milkweed plants, so I hope if we somehow missed it, that it will find its way to one of them. I'm hoping that someone else rescued it. Betsy On Fri, Aug

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Monarch caterpillar relocated to Salt Point

2014-08-30 Thread Betsy Darlington
Hurray! Ever since not finding it this morning, I've been wondering if someone else did. Whew! I have seen just one - or perhaps two - adults this entire summer! :-( Betsy On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: The Monarch caterpillar that Suan found

Re: [cayugabirds-l] East Hill Osprey

2014-08-16 Thread Betsy Darlington
Giant Swallowtail has been coming to our Joe-pye weed the last couple of weeks, too. Pretty spectacular! Betsy On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: East Hill Osprey was hunting somewhere near the Beebe lake and was heading towards its nest via Mundy

[cayugabirds-l] Birdquest carpooling

2014-05-21 Thread Betsy Darlington
I'm planning to go on Mark Chao's Birdquest trip (fundraiser for the Finger Lakes Land Trust) to the McIlroy Bird Sanctuary in Summerhill on Sat. If anyone would like a ride, I'd be happy to take you. I can fit three in my car (4, uncomfortably). Betsy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] PS re carpooling

2014-05-21 Thread Betsy Darlington
PS When I asked if anyone would like a ride to Mark Chao's Birdquest on Sat. to the McIlroy Bird Sanctuary, I should have included that I live just east of Collegetown. I'll be driving out rt. 366, through Etna and Freeville. I could pick people up along the way - e.g. at the Etna Preserve or the

[cayugabirds-l] Bats!

2013-12-05 Thread Betsy Darlington
Does anyone know of a bat expert in Ithaca - perhaps at Cornell or IC? We had two bats show up in our house last night, a little after midnight! We have no idea how they got in, and we were unable to catch them in our bat net and release them, so they no doubt will show up again. They didn't

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: important article on bugs

2013-11-24 Thread Betsy Darlington
-- Forwarded message -- From: Richard Darlington r...@cornell.edu Date: Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 5:03 PM Subject: important article on bugs To: Betsy Darlington darlingtonb...@gmail.com http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year- the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?src=me

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Sick robin in our yard

2013-08-25 Thread Betsy Darlington
could fly but not too high and not for too long. Frank and Linda Slattery Sent from my iPad -- Forwarded message -- From: Betsy Darlington darlingtonb...@gmail.com Date: Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM Subject: Re: Sick robin in our yard To: Linda lindaslatte...@gmail.com Thanks

[cayugabirds-l] Loss of head plumage?

2013-07-28 Thread Betsy Darlington
Every year, one or more birds show up in our yard with naked heads and necks, and sometimes more than this. It doesn't seem like normal molting, and other birds of the same species (cardinals and jays, e.g.) don't have this. Are they afflicted with feather mites? mange? or what? And how serious

[cayugabirds-l] Trails at Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve

2013-06-21 Thread Betsy Darlington
lead to erosion and perhaps result in ATV trespass on the preserve. My own feeling is that this very steep slope (glacially over-steepened valley wall) is best left undisturbed. I hope fellow birders, in their enthusiasm, will honor this. Betsy Darlington -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] A new birding spot on Cayuga Lake!

2012-09-18 Thread Betsy Darlington
Thanks to the Finger Lakes Land Trust, we now have a new place to go birding on the west side of Cayuga Lake, in the town of Romulus, just south of Poplar Beach. Here's a notice about the dedication. I hope some of you can make it, but if not, then you must go birding at this beautiful spot some

[cayugabirds-l] Thank you from the Land Trust

2012-05-30 Thread Betsy Darlington
Andy Zepp asked me to post a big THANK YOU to Mark Chao from him, on behalf of the Land Trust, for yet another year of his phenomenal Bird Quest trips, and also his recent trip specifically geared toward children. Not surprisingly, Mark's trips draw a lot of people, young and old, and the Land

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole question

2012-05-07 Thread Betsy Darlington
This AM I was on the E. Ithaca Rec. Trail (the one that goes to Game Farm Rd.). I heard a single clear loud call note, all one pitch, and repeated several times over a period of several minutes. The quality of the sound was much like that of a Balt. Oriole, but when I finally spotted the bird, it

[cayugabirds-l] Bird nest que.

2011-10-18 Thread Betsy Darlington
What cavity-nesting bird(s) use a lot of moss in their nests? We were cleaning out our boxes yesterday (we have 14), and two of them were made up mainly of moss. In 38 years of tending these boxes, I've never seen that before. Bluebirds and Tree Swallows are our main nest box occupiers, with an

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey-Beebe Lk

2010-09-20 Thread Betsy Darlington
Watched an osprey take off from Beebe Lake about 10:45 AM today, with a small fish in its talons. It circled a few times, then flew off to the south. Meanwhile, two kingfishers were pursuing each other, sometimes right below the osprey. About 20 minutes later, another, or maybe the same osprey

[cayugabirds-l] Film canisters needed!

2010-01-07 Thread Betsy Darlington
I *badly *need empty film canisters for my 4th grade nature classes. Anyone have any of this nearly extinct species they could give me? Thanks! Betsy Darlington 273-0707 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com