[cayugabirds-l] They're back—Ospreys on Cayuga Lake!

2019-03-16 Thread Candace Cornell
Ospreys are returning much earlier this year! There have been two confirmed sitings around Myers Park and at the Myers Hill nest in Lansing yesterday and today. It's an uplifting sign that spring is coming early, but it is troubling as to the earliness. Up until 2016, the ospreys at Cargill in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] osprey

2019-03-10 Thread Candace Cornell
This is a few weeks early for ospreys, but possible. I'm guessing it's migrating through. (It's a great time for them to get lake trout.) Breeding ospreys start appearing on Cayuga Lake starting about March 25, although most return in early April. I usually start looking around the 20th just to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Point update?

2019-03-07 Thread Candace Cornell
The dredged material in Salt Point's bluebird meadow is being dewatered. It will be removed once it dries out. Candace Cornell Friends of Salt Point On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 4:09 PM Marie P. Read wrote: > Hi everyone, > I was just at Myers and Salt Point. Salmon Creek is being dredged

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ducky Day

2019-02-03 Thread Candace Cornell
We had a raft of a similar mix off our house on Eastlake Rd. most of the afternoon. Candace On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 9:08 PM Maureen Cowen wrote: > I also saw these numerous ducks walking the railroad track along Lansing > Station Rd this morning between 11-12noon. > Donna, Thanks for the naming

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ringwood Rd Northern Cardinal

2019-01-30 Thread Candace Cornell
There's a flock of juncos at my feeder right now, but it's 14 degrees. Warm compared to Chicago. Candace On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 11:01 AM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > And here on Lansing Station Rd. By lake at 0 F this morning, a WHITE > THROATED SPARROW was singing "oh Canada canada canada" ( or

[cayugabirds-l] How many osprey chicks at Treman Marina nest?

2018-07-28 Thread Candace Cornell
Did anyone take note of how many osprey chicks were in Ithaca's Treman Marina (Case Park) nest in June? There is only one offspring now. I am trying to ascertain if any nestlings were lost during this period or if the breeding pair only had one egg and one chick this year. If you saw more than

[cayugabirds-l] Don't go up Rte. 90 this weekend

2018-07-28 Thread Candace Cornell
This weekend is the *Route 90 Garage Sale* than involves multiple towns from King Ferry to Cayuga enroute to Rte 5/20 and the Montezuma Area. You can bypass it by going north on the west side of Cayuga Lake. This multi-county garage sale creates a huge, miles-long traffic jam and also disturbs

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point ospreys fledging

2018-07-18 Thread Candace Cornell
The three osprey young at the Salt Point nest in Lansing will probably fledge today. It's fantastic to watch them get their first air and fly! There are also three young in the nearby Myers Hill nest, which are about a week or so behind the Salt Point trio. Many of the other area nests will fledge

[cayugabirds-l] Ospreys on Owasco and possibly Seneca Lakes

2018-04-24 Thread Candace Cornell
Ospreys have been seen regularly on Lake Owasco for the last two years (I saw one just yesterday) and I am trying to find the nests. There have also been a few sitings on Seneca Lake, but the only nests I can find there are the defunct ones at the Greenidge Power facility in Dresden. With the

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey egg laying

2018-04-14 Thread Candace Cornell
​Cindy, It's probable that the Treman State Marine Park nest does have eggs. The evidence Is that there will be an adult incubating at all times. The female will do most of the incubating, but the male should give her breaks a few times a day. The ospreys at Treman (nicknamed Treman & Marina)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ospreys

2018-04-07 Thread Candace Cornell
Plastic saucers called nesting dishes are used extensively by utility companies throughout Florida to attract ospreys and eagles. Now, the National Grid is using them in Central NY. Unfortunately, the installers of the new nest dish off Rt. 89 at the Oak Orchard Campground does not appear to be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Ospreys, and other stuff

2018-04-02 Thread Candace Cornell
ngs. Eyes to the sky! Candace On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Candace Cornell <cec...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thank you Dave and Cindy to everyone for reporting yesterday's arrival of > the ospreys. We should see most ospreys returning to their nests in the > next two weeks. Unmated adu

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey Talk Wed. April 4, 7pm

2018-04-02 Thread Candace Cornell
The public is welcome to attend my talk on ospreys this Wednesday, April 4, at 7 pm. in the auditorium at Kendal. I'll concentrate on the basic life histories of ospreys in the Cayuga Basin and at Lansing's Salt Point. I've collected beautiful photographs so it should be visually entertaining.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Ospreys, and other stuff

2018-04-01 Thread Candace Cornell
Thank you Dave and Cindy to everyone for reporting yesterday's arrival of the ospreys. We should see most ospreys returning to their nests in the next two weeks. Unmated adult birds will also be checking out vacant nest boxes and vying for mates. Young osprey, hoping to breed, usually arrive a

[cayugabirds-l] They're back! . . .Ospreys!

2018-03-30 Thread Candace Cornell
Cayuga Lake's ospreys are coming home! Two have returned to Osprey Alley (the stretch between Rts. 90 and 89 at the Montezuma Refuge--MNWR) and the Union Springs Water Dept. *Please* send me an email when you first see an osprey at its nests. Getting accurate arrival dates is important for the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2018-03-26 Thread Candace Cornell
Great! I was up there yesterday, but didn't see any. They are back! Eyes to the sky! Candace On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 8:55 AM, Dave K wrote: > > Osprey on nest near entrance of mnwr 5&20 > Sent from Huawei Mobile > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2018-03-19 Thread Candace Cornell
I'd love to find that osprey's nest—I have been looking for a few years. Ospreys don't nest in woods, but in the open where they can see 360 degrees to spot predators—eagles and great horned owls. So if you are looking for the nest, look in fields or on a cliff face in the area. There can not be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-03-18 Thread Candace Cornell
south, opposite Aurora - this afternoon. We gave up trying to count > (and looking for Ross’s Goose) and made a “questimate” of at least ONE > MILLION. I wonder if anyone actually has a count? > > Bob > > On Mar 18, 2018, at 7:01 PM, Candace Cornell <cec...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-03-18 Thread Candace Cornell
I saw thousands of, if not tens of thousands of, snow geese at 330 pm today off Cayuga State Park on the northwest side of the lake. A dozen or so swans (sp?), swimming on the periphery of the rafts looked like they were herding the geese. The gang was wonderfully loud. Candace On Sun, Mar 18,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snowy owl Thorpe Road

2018-01-14 Thread Candace Cornell
It's great to hear of live Snowy Owls being seen. So many young ones are dying of starvation this year. There is a steep learning curve for young predatory birds hunting prey and many are not making it. Candace On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 10:08 AM, Dave K wrote: > > 10

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goose down on the commons

2017-12-13 Thread Candace Cornell
I couldn't find the goose. I gave up at dusk. Candace On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 6:37 PM, John and Fritzie Blizzard < job121...@verizon.net> wrote: > Careful, Candace. It'll probably just be a wild goose chase. :-) :-D :-P > > When I first looked at the subject line I automatically thought "goose >

[cayugabirds-l] snowy owl continues at Goose Haven farm

2017-11-21 Thread Candace Cornell
I saw the snowy owl at the Goose Haven farm (Rt. 89) sitting on a reflective aluminum-topped trailer on Sunday afternoon and this afternoon at 2 pm.. The bird blends into the silver background as it does in snow. Good Birding! Candace -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Osprey data

2017-11-07 Thread Candace Cornell
Gabriel, Pardon my delayed response, as I was traveling I have nesting data on 124 osprey nests as part of my Cayuga Lake Basin Osprey Project and can easily tell you the few osprey nests by the Cayuga inlet. I know where there are GBHE rookeries, in the area, but not near Stewart Park and the

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey

2017-10-26 Thread Candace Cornell
Does anyone have a farm pond with bass or sunfish? Would you mind if a handful of fishermen thinned it out a bit in the next week or so? We are urgently collecting fish to freeze and feed to a rehabilitated osprey over the winter. It will take hundreds of pounds of fish to insure it survives and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] injured gull

2017-10-13 Thread Candace Cornell
ge -- >>> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@mac.com> >>> Date: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM >>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] About that injured hawk >>> To: CayugaBirds-L b <cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu> >>> >>> >>> On Friday e

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagle Question

2016-09-28 Thread Candace Cornell
About 60-70% of young osprey and most other hawks perish in their first year primarily due to starvation, although collisions, electrocutions, hunting, and other hazards also befall them. Young eagles and hawks have to learn to hunt for themselves and it is a steep learning curve. Many fail to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagle Question

2016-09-28 Thread Candace Cornell
About 60-70% of young eagles perish in their first year primarily due to starvation, although collisions, electrocutions, and other dangers also befall them. Young eagles have a long adolescence to learning to hunt for themselves and it is a steep learning curve. Birds that are slow to learn do

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting at Salt Point

2016-07-28 Thread Candace Cornell
There was a strikingly bright blue male Indigo Bunting today at Salt Point (3 pm) near the Salmon Creek osprey platform—the first I've ever seen at the point. It was perched near Salmon Creek in a cottonwood before it flew upstream past Myers Road. What a thrill to see it! Candace --

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point's Orpheus injured

2016-06-01 Thread Candace Cornell
FOSPers and Os Friends, Bad news. Orpheus, the adult male at Salt Point, has an ailing left eye, and I cannot tell the extent of the problem. He keeps his left outer white eyelids closed most of the time, although he is able to open the eye fully on rare occasions. Did anyone see him collide

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Save the Bees

2016-05-03 Thread Candace Cornell
> at the new location. > > We had a great time on Friday night. Thanks for inviting us! > See you on Friday for lunch…11:30 pick up time and I will call you in the > am. > Take care, > Sue > > On May 2, 2016, at 5:28 PM, Candace Cornell <cec...@gmail.com> wrote: > &g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 3 Ospreys

2016-04-24 Thread Candace Cornell
Than you, Betcy,, for the report. We are going to see her this week. Candace On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 2:21 PM, Betsy Darlington wrote: > I was just walking up Falls St. ("Gun Shop Hill") in Ithaca, and 3 ospreys > were circling low, interacting, and calling almost

Re: [cayugabirds-l] osprey nest on Warren Rd.

2016-04-21 Thread Candace Cornell
NYSEG crews have been trying to thwart the ospreys from building on the Warren Road pole as this location presents a serious fire hazard. They hope to erect an alternative pole nearby in the next few days in an effort to move the birds. It is not the best place to raise a family, but the ospreys

[cayugabirds-l] On Osprey time

2016-03-25 Thread Candace Cornell
It's osprey time again! Since at least 3/22, folks around the lake have seen ospreys returning to this area and gathering sticks to repair their nests. It is still a week earlier than their traditional arrival dates, but there's no telling when it comes to nature. The males typically arrive a few

[cayugabirds-l] It's Ospreys errata

2016-03-09 Thread Candace Cornell
The correct website has an *s* on the end. Apologies! http://tinyurl.com/CayugaLakeOsprey*s* Eyes to the skies! Candace -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] presumed osprey sighting

2016-02-28 Thread Candace Cornell
I am not clear about this third hand report, but my source said an osprey was sighted last week near Rice Road in Trumansburg. The source either misidentified another hawk species or its a premature arrival for the osprey. They usually don't start appearing in our area until the last ten days of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots 'O redtailed Hawks

2016-02-15 Thread Candace Cornell
There are often 30-60+ Red-tailed Hawks on the Game Farm fence and the nearby big tree on cold winter days—"licking their chops.". What is amazing is that the hawks don't decimate the pheasant population and only take a few. Candace On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Peter

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Osprey Trail: an aid for reporting ospreys and osprey nest sitings

2016-01-28 Thread Candace Cornell
...@gmail.com and be sure to include their location and any other information you may have. Thank you very much for your help in this on-going work to conserve these magnificent birds. Thank you all! Candace Cornell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Please Report Osprey and Osprey Nest Sitings

2016-01-26 Thread Candace Cornell
as Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario. Send your reports to cec...@gmail.com and be sure to include their location and any other information you may have. Thank you very much for your help in this on-going work to conserve these magnificent birds. Sincerely. Candace Cornell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thank you, birding community

2015-12-14 Thread Candace Cornell
Peace on earth to all! On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 11:40 AM, Peter wrote: > Yes - a very special thanks to each who patiently share their knowledge of > our avian friends. It is very much appreciated, and I look forward to our > many contacts thru the coming new year!! >

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma was ducky

2015-10-24 Thread Candace Cornell
I went looking for loons with out-of-town guests today at Atwater Road in Lansing, but it was far too windy for them. We headed to Montezuma, drove around the main pool, and were treated to hundreds of ducks lazily foraging and occasionally flying off in response to immature eagles and the

[cayugabirds-l] golden eagle pair over Lansing

2015-08-06 Thread Candace Cornell
A pair of Golden Eagles has been hanging out between my house on the lake in the Lansing and Myers Park. Hope they don't bother the Salt Point Natural Area ospreys. Candace Friends of the Salt Point Natural Area On Osprey Time Blog http://www.lansingrec.com/parks/20-salt-

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey (2) appear at Deans Cove

2015-06-09 Thread Candace Cornell
Great News! I'm glad the riser final got put back into action. Osprey often need the stimulation of a few sticks to get into nesting mode. It was such a shame that the folks who installed the new riser up left the entire nest on the ground below. It really is too late for a pair to attempt

[cayugabirds-l] Dead osprey in inlet?

2015-06-09 Thread Candace Cornell
Sandy Wold reported seeing an osprey fishing in the inlet yesterday that may have had an mishap and been killed by something submerged in the water. If anyone is birding in that area and sees an osprey carcass, please let me know ASAP. If you could put it on the shore for me to examine, that would

[cayugabirds-l] Special talk by Kevin McGowan on April 22, 2015

2015-04-18 Thread Candace Cornell
Please join us for: *Birds of Salt Point: Why Cayuga Lake Is So Specia*l? by Dr. Kevin McGowan, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7 p.m. Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing See you there! Candace E. Cornell *Friends of Salt Point* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Olin the Osprey is back

2015-04-09 Thread Candace Cornell
Scott is correct about the difficulty of sexing and identifying individual ospreys. Their markings can increase in size with age and there are ample males that develop necklaces over time. The most reliable way to sex adults is by their behavior. However, it is possible to use the marking

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Ospreys

2015-04-09 Thread Candace Cornell
This is a great time to get out and watch the ospreys performing their tandem courtship flight swooping, looping, and circling together in the wind. It's also the time when the males perform their spectacular sky dances above the nests. These behaviors only last for a few weeks so enjoy them while

[cayugabirds-l] Where are 2003-13 Loon counts?

2014-11-14 Thread Candace Cornell
I'd like to find out the loon watch statistics from the Taughannock Loon Watch since 2002, but can't seem to find the stats. Can someone tell me who I should contact? Many thanks for your help! Candace -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird call question

2014-09-30 Thread Candace Cornell
ditto On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:40 PM, Sue Rakow sue.ra...@gmail.com wrote: Yes indeed! I am hearing chipmunks . Thanks once again to this list serve. I learn so much. Sent from my iPad On Sep 29, 2014, at 6:36 PM, Rick Lightbody r...@cornell.edu wrote: Just to elaborate a bit on Linda's

Re: [cayugabirds-l] another Ithaca Screech Owl

2014-09-01 Thread Candace Cornell
I have screech-owl that sounds like it's just next to he house. It stardusts calling at precisely 5:30am the last three mornings that i've taken note. I also hear it in the evening, but not as regularly as in the am. Its expertly controlled tremolo just gets me. what a way to start the day,

[cayugabirds-l] Goshawk footage

2014-08-31 Thread Candace Cornell
A wonderful clip of s Goshawk flying between trees. pic.twitter.com/sqNVxl6tsx http://t.co/sqNVxl6tsx Candace -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandpipers at Myers Park today around 12:30PM

2014-08-31 Thread Candace Cornell
The Monarch caterpillar Suan His Yong found in Ithaca and Sue Ruoff brought to Salt Point, Lansing to the Monarch Waystation is doing wonderfully. As Glenn thought, the string you saw was to hold up the transfer plant. The caterpillar has since climbed over to the next plant over from where Sue

[cayugabirds-l] Monarch caterpillar relocated to Salt Point

2014-08-30 Thread Candace Cornell
The Monarch caterpillar that Suan found yesterday downtown has been transported to the Salt Point natural area in Lansing and placed deep within a milkweed patch. Sue Ruoff, one of the Friends of Salt Point and the person responsible for creating the butterfly attracting meadows and securing Salt

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

2014-08-29 Thread Candace Cornell
I can not make it downtown tomorrow. If someone is willing to bring the caterpillar out to Salt Point, Lansing, the point is now registered Monarch Way Station #8782 (www.MonarchWatch.org http://www.monarchwatch.org/) and has a field of milkweed and other butterfly attracting plants. The best

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nighthawks

2014-08-26 Thread Candace Cornell
Night hawks have been around Salt Point and Myers Park on and off for a week at dusk. Candace On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 6:03 AM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: Newman Golf Course, of course, sorry! I wonder if these Nighthawks have been roosting in the same place day after day? Or

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures

2014-08-26 Thread Candace Cornell
What is the greatest number of Black Vultures you've seen together in the Game Farm Rd/Ellis Hollow Rd area and around the compost facility at Stevenson Rd? Please let me know if you ever seen any flocks in the last two years. Thanks, Candace -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Everybody's fledged and flying at SP

2014-08-06 Thread Candace Cornell
Thank you all for your reports on the ospreys. I injured my shoulder again and I'm going to be one-armed for a while so please continue sending me any osprey reports you can. I greatly appreciate every sighting and keep them all for use in local osprey population studies and conservation. Husband

[cayugabirds-l] One of Salt Point's three checks perishes

2014-08-01 Thread Candace Cornell
Oya (56 days), the eldest chick from the Salt Point nest, who fledged last Sunday and has been flying around since had an accident today. She was found on the railroad tracks at 8:30 am a few yards north of the SP entrance standing, but was obviously injured. She was taken to CU's wildlife

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cass Park Ospreys, Tanager

2014-07-26 Thread Candace Cornell
Thanks for the report on the Os. They are still using the nest in that they occasionally add to it and sit on it—and nothing is more important to an osprey than his nest. His mate rates second. Most unsuccessful pairs leave on migration a bit early—probably in early August. I'd like to know the

[cayugabirds-l] Fledging ospreys

2014-07-25 Thread Candace Cornell
The ospreys on the lake are beginning to fledge. The two chicks at Portland Point started last Friday, the Treman Marina's pair started Monday or Tuesday, and the others are soon to follow. Fledging at the north end of the lake is well under way as well. The eldest of the three Salt Point chicks

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots o vultures

2014-07-16 Thread Candace Cornell
The TVs you described settled in the field between the pheasant pens and the compost piles by the hundreds near Stevenson Rd.. I saw a similar event ten days ago in a recently manure-spread field off Hardy Road in Union Springs with a colony of* at least* 500 TVs. Candace On Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Re: [cayugabirds-l] sound help?

2014-06-21 Thread Candace Cornell
I lived on Hanshaw near Sapsucker for 28 years and just moved to Lansing in January. Sapsucker Woods (the part owned by Lucente) was behind our house and I routinely heard Whip-poor-wills around 9 pm until the houses on Sanctuary Drive were built. After that the Whip-poor- Will. were silent. Maybe

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Two Osprey chicks, perhaps 3 at Salt Point

2014-06-20 Thread Candace Cornell
, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: It's been frustrating since the Salt Point osprey nest is a few inches deeper than last year, but now that warm weather has come, I have finally seen this year's chicks—the eldest is 20 days old, the next looks about 17 days, and there may

[cayugabirds-l] Two Osprey chicks, perhaps 3 at Salt Point

2014-06-19 Thread Candace Cornell
It's been frustrating since the Salt Point osprey nest is a few inches deeper than last year, but now that warm weather has come, I have finally seen this year's chicks—the eldest is 20 days old, the next looks about 17 days, and there may be a third like last year, but it is too difficult to see

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Need help with osprey observations at Salt Point

2014-06-09 Thread Candace Cornell
in a relationship, the better the chances are they will return next year. If only we had a banding program to help us keep track of our osprey population. Candace On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: The pair at Union Fields seemed to be thrown off a bit by moving

[cayugabirds-l] First osprey egg at Salt Point hatches

2014-06-08 Thread Candace Cornell
Yesterday morning, after 38 days of incubation, the first osprey egg at Salt Point hatched. I suspect there are two more eggs on the way, but it is purely a guess. The Baltimore Orioles around the osprey platform serenaded the new chick and it was a wonderful day at the point. I would like to

[cayugabirds-l] Need help with osprey observations at Salt Point

2014-06-05 Thread Candace Cornell
Friends, I hurt my rotator cuff and can't be at the Salt Point osprey nest as many hours as I'd like this week and next. Unfortunately, this is when the first osprey egg will hatch (sometime by June 11) and I must get the correct hatch date. If you are birding at Myers or Salt Point, please

[cayugabirds-l] Two local osprey nest protected

2014-05-17 Thread Candace Cornell
I am very pleased to announce that the two local osprey nests, which were both potential fire hazards built on light poles, have been saved for the season and one permanently. On Monday, NYSEG was able to move the Union Fields near Cass Park osprey nest onto a riser without disturbing the birds,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Two local osprey nest protected

2014-05-17 Thread Candace Cornell
, at 08:09 PM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: I am very pleased to announce that the two local osprey nests, which were both potential fire hazards built on light poles, have been saved for the season and one permanently. On Monday, NYSEG was able to move the Union Fields near Cass Park

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey platforms and NYSEG correction

2014-05-12 Thread Candace Cornell
Bill— My apologies, as I gave you some misinformation the other day regarding osprey platforms on utility poles. The osprey population on Cayuga Lake is increasing exponentially and there are not enough platforms to suit their present, let alone their future, needs. Since we need the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Utilities and osprey nest

2014-05-05 Thread Candace Cornell
Bill— I've been told that NYSEG has a small annual budget for environmental stewardship projects, including putting up osprey poles and platforms in this area. As a landowner, you can supposedly contact NYSEG and request that an osprey platform be put on a specific pole that is carrying live

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian, not Royal Terns, of course.

2014-04-24 Thread Candace Cornell
Silly me, that's what I get for posting something when I'm exhausted and near-frozen after a day at the spit looking at birds. I meant Caspian Tern, of course, I guess I had royalty on the mind after staring at the ospreys all day, thinking of how regal they look when perched siting upright.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Royal Terns at Myer's Spit

2014-04-24 Thread Candace Cornell
? They are enough to scare off anything in the natural world. ;^) Kevin *From:* bounce-114786989-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto: bounce-114786989-3493...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Jason Huck *Sent:* Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:22 PM *To:* 'Candace Cornell'; CAYUGABIRDS-L *Subject

[cayugabirds-l] Please report any eagle-osprey interactions during 2014

2014-04-24 Thread Candace Cornell
, as is sexing the raptors themselves, but you can be surprised how much info the smallest detail may bring. Just write down what you see and please send it to me at cec...@gmail.com. Again, many thanks for your help! Eyes to the skies! Candace Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com Cayuga Bird Club

Re: [cayugabirds-l] East Hill osprey

2014-04-23 Thread Candace Cornell
Creek in the past near Flat Rock and beyond. Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- *From:* Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com *Sent:* Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:19 PM

[cayugabirds-l] Royal Terns at Myer's Spit

2014-04-23 Thread Candace Cornell
For the last three days, there have been 5-7 Royal Terns mixed in with the gang of Ring-bills and immature Herring gulls at the Myer's Park spit. The lake and stream levels are high and there is not much spit above water for the crowd of birds to use. The gulls fuss and argue the real estate while

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Osprey nests.

2014-04-22 Thread Candace Cornell
Thank you so much Fritzie for rechecking and notating the exact locations of the osprey nests in your area. As I said in my earlier e-mail, I am trying to keep track of all the osprey nests on Cayuga Lake and am starting to collect information on Seneca Lake. Your list of active nests is

[cayugabirds-l] Please Report Osprey Nests Locations!

2014-04-22 Thread Candace Cornell
. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you doe your help! Candace Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com Cayuga Bird Club Conservation Action Committee *Osprey Nests on Cayuga Lake* April 2014 Locations of 24 known active osprey nests, 1 uncertain occupancy, and one empty nesting platform

Re: [cayugabirds-l] East Hill osprey

2014-04-22 Thread Candace Cornell
Thank you for reporting your osprey sightings—Has anyone been able to see the nest they are building in the BTI area? Geo said Apparently the promise of owning Beebe Lake as a mostly private fishing reserve outweighs the longish commute! Ospreys are usually not territorial about their fishing

Re: [cayugabirds-l] osprey pair courting over Jessup Woods

2014-04-13 Thread Candace Cornell
That's the second pair trying to nest on CU campus athletic field lights. I think CU should consider putting up a safe osprey platform or two! Candace On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Anne Clark anneb.cl...@gmail.com wrote: Today about 11-1130, a pair of ospreys, one clasping a 6-8 inch fish

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt. Ospreys on nest

2014-04-13 Thread Candace Cornell
The adults at Salt Point, Ophelia and Orpheus, are the mated pair from last year, arriving at Salt Point on Saturday, April 5. 2014. This will be their approximate arrival date every spring for as long as they survive. They've been courting, nesting, and fighting off intruding ospreys, 1-4 at a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HELP PLEASE

2014-04-04 Thread Candace Cornell
mitigation measures for problematic buildings. Your situation with the trees and berries next to mirrored glass is particularly unfortunate. Let's hope you have a better day today. Candace Cornell Cayuga Bird Club Conservation Action Committee On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM, Candace Cornell cec

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HELP PLEASE

2014-04-04 Thread Candace Cornell
in a better location? Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Apr 4, 2014, at 11:04 AM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: Marc, I hope you don't have a repeat of yesterday's disaster. Could you send me a photo of your office building? I might be able to offer more immediate remedies

[cayugabirds-l] Ladoga Park wetland

2014-04-03 Thread Candace Cornell
To my delight, the small, privately-owned wetland between Lake Shore and Ladoga Park roads (just south of Myers Park, Lansing) had an assortment of handsome ducks on it at 3 pm today--Northern Shoveler (m), Canvasback (m), Redhead (m,f), Common Merganser (m,f), and Bufflehead (2 m)--along with a

[cayugabirds-l] Volunteers needed for morning bird study

2014-04-02 Thread Candace Cornell
Enjoy early morning springtime walks while collecting data for a noble cause! *VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Cornell Campus Bird Strike Monitoring Program--Spring 2014* The Cayuga Bird Club's Conservation Action Committee and the Cornell Student Bird Club are conducting a survey on bird

[cayugabirds-l] osprey at Salt Point

2014-03-30 Thread Candace Cornell
Steve and Sue Ruoff saw the first osprey to come around Salt Point yesterday.. It was fishing and hanging out in the SP-Myers area, but did not show any particular interest in the nest. I also saw it fishing, but it was too far away to tell if it was either of the adults from last year--but it had

Re: [cayugabirds-l] How close to one another will Ospreys nest?

2014-03-27 Thread Candace Cornell
to support three nests and at least a few more along the shelf heading north. I just saw Robyn's post as I was typing and I echo her sentiments--let's welcome as many ospreys, eagles, and great horned owls that will put up with us silly humans. Candace On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Candace Cornell

[cayugabirds-l] Help Prevent Bird Collisions--Volunteers Needed This Spring for Survey

2014-03-21 Thread Candace Cornell
are especially needed during the CU spring break (March 29-April 6) when most of our student volunteers will be away. Morning survey walks will take about 40 minutes of your time. Sign up for one morning or as often as you can. Thank you in advance for your help! Candace Cornell Conservation Action

[cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk Dark Phase

2014-03-03 Thread Candace Cornell
I've been looking for ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS on Burdick Hill Road ever since Mark Chao saw them there in mid-February and I occasionally see a light phase one flying over the field sitting in a tree on the south side of the road as he described. Today as I drove by at 2: 35 PM, I did a double take.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Port Authority backs off Snowy Owl killings

2013-12-10 Thread Candace Cornell
Great Work everyone! On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Corinne Morton renecorinne...@hotmail.comwrote: Awesome! Our voices were heard. Sent from my iPhone On Dec 9, 2013, at 9:45 PM, Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com wrote: I didn't see this go to Cayugabirds so I am resending. This is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: disposing of monofilament fishing line

2013-09-30 Thread Candace Cornell
Thanks, Dave. We are pursuing putting up these containers in strategic locations and finding people to monitor them. Candace On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: On the Natural History listserv Norm Trigoboff sent this link to directions to make a container

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point chicks have all fledged!

2013-08-14 Thread Candace Cornell
All three osprey chicks at Salt Point have officially fledged as of yesterday! They will still use the nest as a home base until mid-September and have much to learn until then—the finer points of flying and fishing. The middle chick (Paulie), made numerous attempts to land on the tops of trees

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey nestlings

2013-06-26 Thread Candace Cornell
For the last few days, I've been able to see the chicks in the nest at Salt Point during feedings, although I can't tell yet whether there are two or three. The oldest is about twelve days old and they are both/all covered in a rusty brown second down with a light stripe down the back. Their eyes

[cayugabirds-l] First Chick

2013-06-15 Thread Candace Cornell
ospreys lay 2-3 eggs about 2-3 days apart and the eggs hatch in the order they were laid. If our ospreys follow the norm, we should have at least one more chick on Tuesday or thereabouts, and perhaps a third. The chicks grow very quickly, so we might see little heads poking up fairly soon. Candace

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Monday

2013-05-21 Thread Candace Cornell
There were three orioles singing at Salt Point all afternoon in the shade. One sang my favorite oriole tune for several hours—*What do you get when you fall in love?*—The first nine notes of I'll Never Fall in Love by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and sung by Dionne Warwick. Yellow warblers bubble

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2013-05-13 Thread Candace Cornell
Ditto on Judith's report. My feeders were very busy today including a flock of about 33 Pine Siskin gobbling up the Nyger seeds. Candace On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Judith Thurber jathur...@yahoo.com wrote: I, too, have several Pine Siskins today. They were here this morning and are

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point Sunday

2013-04-28 Thread Candace Cornell
hope to return later and find them on tending their nest. Candace Cornell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ospreys at Salt Point

2013-04-28 Thread Candace Cornell
Robyn Bailey, who helped put the platform up, is working with Steve on locating alternate sites for the fireworks. The CBC's Conservation Action Committee is supporting Robyn in her work and will help her in any way we can. Candace Cornell On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Donna Scott dls

[cayugabirds-l] Ospreys at Salt Point

2013-04-27 Thread Candace Cornell
that the noise will not disturb the pair. At a minimum, they need to be moved on the other side of Salmon Creek. Candace Cornell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] egrets yesterday

2013-04-07 Thread Candace Cornell
Yesterday, while scanning the lake from the Wells College Boathouse, I saw two white egrets flying south, down the lake. Unfortunately, they were too far away for me to get an ID, although I suspect they were Great Egrets. Has anyone seen any egrets in the basin this year? Candace --

[cayugabirds-l] backyard Cooper's Hawk

2013-02-01 Thread Candace Cornell
viewing, it flew off. Exactly three minutes later, and after much chickadee chirping from the bushes, the usual customers returned to feed. What a nice afternoon treat! Candace Cornell -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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