Re: [cayugabirds-l] Taughannock peregrine nest location

2021-10-21 Thread Dave Nutter
use, and they can be seen flying as well. - - Dave Nutter > On Oct 21, 2021, at 10:33 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > Hi folks. Is the peregrine nest location at Taughannock best seen from the > north or south side of the rim trail. > Thank you. > Pete Sar > -- > Cayugabirds-L Lis

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Crane follow up

2021-10-15 Thread Dave Nutter
, but there may also be Cranes across the road in Tyre. EBird keeps track of records by county as well. - - Dave Nutter > On Oct 14, 2021, at 9:03 AM, Johnson, Alyssa > wrote: > > Currently counting 60+ cranes in the fields on either side of Armitage road. > Located just west of Ol

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Major Broad-winged Hawk flight 16 Sept Tioga County NY

2021-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
Yes, my mistake, that is of course OWEGO, not Oswego. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message: > From: Wes Blauvelt > Date: September 17, 2021 at 8:55:45 PM EDT > To: Dave Nutter > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Major Broad-winged Hawk flight 16 Sept Tioga > County

[cayugabirds-l] Major Broad-winged Hawk flight 16 Sept Tioga County NY

2021-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
afternoon (16 September) between noon & 4pm they saw a stream of 6,680 Broad-winged Hawks go by. Adam is wondering if anyone else in our region was doing a concerted hawk watch that day, or recently, and if so what totals they had. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Raptors aloft despite south winds

2021-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
That shallow glide was *southbound* making progress to more than offset the northward drift while circling up. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 17, 2021, at 12:18 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Since then I’ve watched a Broad-wing glide north at a ridiculously shallow > angle before circl

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Raptors aloft despite south winds

2021-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
. It’s normal migration, and it’s crazy amazing. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 17, 2021, at 11:20 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Yesterday I watched a couple of Broad-winged Hawks and a couple of Turkey > Vultures kettling upward only to disappear into the misty base of a cloud. I > didn’t

[cayugabirds-l] Raptors aloft despite south winds

2021-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
the same bird was later in the clear again and managing to stay over downtown Ithaca. The Monarchs managed to maintain southward travel for awhile, but later they too were getting blown northward. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Plover and Common Ringed Plover, Sandy Pond (Oswego Co.)

2021-09-14 Thread Dave Nutter
they make an exciting story. Thank you to everyone on behalf of those of us who probably will not see the actual bird. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 14, 2021, at 10:18 AM, Johnson, Alyssa > wrote: > > As I understand, just for the sake of giving credit where credit is due: > Sarah Forest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] uploading pictures to ebird?

2021-09-10 Thread Dave Nutter
of a rare species means the pattern is more significant. More information means better understanding. Science. We believe in that, right? Help out. Thanks for reading. Go observe birds. It’s fascinating. Take notes. Take photos if you can. Include them both in your eBird report. - - Dave

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace 2021 & early deer season

2021-09-07 Thread Dave Nutter
enough, we can lobby for early bow season instead, at least in WMUs 8F & 8J. Thanks for reading. I hope to see you all out birding in the future. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 5, 2021, at 11:18 PM, Colleen Richards wrote: > > &g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace 2021 & early deer season

2021-09-05 Thread Dave Nutter
Complex, and the Refuge’s Knox-Marsellus & Puddler Marshes be exempted from this special shooting season on the Saturday of the Muckrace? Please share these concerns with decision-makers at DEC & the Refuge. Thanks. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 4, 2021, at 8:17 AM, wrote: > &

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon at K-M Marsh - photos please

2021-09-02 Thread Dave Nutter
, if possible, with any eBird report of a rarity, and also to include a written description as a rule with any rarity - you may observe features which other people miss. - - Dave Nutter Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) (1) - Reported Aug 31, 2021 07:45 by David Kennedy - Montezuma NWR--Towpath Rd., Seneca

[cayugabirds-l] Québécois gull

2021-08-24 Thread Dave Nutter
precise with the location. My guess is that Ring-billed Gulls breed on that island. Anyway, it’s interesting to me to see where some of “our” gulls spend at least some of the breeding season. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Bugs for supper

2021-08-21 Thread Dave Nutter
) and which has been here all through winter and summer, remains here. It has a dark smudge on the tip of its upper bill. In the last few days it has been joined by a few actual adults with clean yellow bills. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raptor behavior

2021-08-01 Thread Dave Nutter
Were the eagles cooperating in the harassment? Did they continue to compete for the fish after the Osprey gave up? Did they go off together? Also, has anyone seen an immature Bald Eagle successfully steal a fish from an Osprey? - - Dave Nutter > On Aug 1, 2021, at 10:23 AM, Peter Sarac

[cayugabirds-l] Another Tompkins Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

2021-07-20 Thread Dave Nutter
! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) 2

[cayugabirds-l] 2 Tompkins Yellow-crowned Night-Herons?

2021-07-19 Thread Dave Nutter
think there have been 2 individual Yellow-crowned Night-herons in Tompkins County, but if someone else has a look at these or additional photos and has another opinion, or can explain why some or all of these observations can be explained by the passage of a couple of weeks I’m open to hear it.

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Spoonbill update, 13 July

2021-07-13 Thread Dave Nutter
Addendum: at 5:30pm Tom Auer reported that the Roseate Spoonbill just flew in by the eagle statue from Tschache Pool! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Spoonbill update, 13 July

2021-07-13 Thread Dave Nutter
“large pink bird w spoon shaped bill” The goal is to differentiate the observed rarity from any equally unlikely species, which in this case is easy. I hope the Spoonbill again chooses a more publicly accessible pond next. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.Northeas

[cayugabirds-l] Spoonbill continues at Montezuma NWR Monday morning

2021-07-12 Thread Dave Nutter
Shortly after 7am this morning (12 July) Jane Graves & Alison Van Keuren reported to eBird that they saw the juvenile Roseate Spoonbill with a Great Egret in Tschache Pool at Montezuma NWR. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spoonbill Montezuma's Thruway Pool

2021-07-11 Thread Dave Nutter
h also have a narrow edge of bold black, visible both when it preened and when it flew. I hope it gets refound. Very cool bird, a first for the Cayuga Lake Basin, and tied for first in upstate NY according to eBird. - - Dave Nutter > On Jul 11, 2021, at 4:19 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrot

Re: More on Merlin Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Dave Nutter
who can. I know I can’t, and clearly Merlin can’t. I sure would appreciate people noting in their eBird reports whether their audio contributions are of birds they also identified by sight while the bird was recorded making the noise, or whether the bird was not seen. - - Dave Nutter > On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT

2021-07-03 Thread Dave Nutter
The birds Nari celebrated painted a picture for me of his yard. - - Dave Nutter > On Jul 3, 2021, at 9:49 AM, Candace E. Cornell wrote: > > He was alway interested in the Ospreys and sent me many reports and > commentaries. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his famil

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron continues at Taughannock SP

2021-07-02 Thread Dave Nutter
crabs, and this bird has been eating crayfish. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Taughannock Falls SP

2021-07-01 Thread Dave Nutter
Bird for Tompkins County, and the first time it was “chase-able”. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVE

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Injured Kestrel

2021-06-26 Thread Dave Nutter
Thank you all for your quick responses! - - Dave Nutter > On Jun 26, 2021, at 8:04 PM, Nancy Cusumano wrote: > > Morgan Hapeman of Finger Lakes Raptor Center is on her way to get this bird. > She is a licensed rehabber in Lodi. > > > > > Sent from my iPad >

[cayugabirds-l] Injured Kestrel

2021-06-26 Thread Dave Nutter
outh of Leader Rd. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-24 Thread Dave Nutter
ough for several species if not for hay production, yet if cutting schedules prevent reproduction, then these places are a trap for the birds. Meanwhile, agriculture has made the vast majority of the prairies which were those grassland birds’ original range unavailable for nesting. - - Dave Nu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-21 Thread Dave Nutter
eing regionally wiped out. Maybe there are landowners who are not farmers and have not yet leased their land to farmers who would like to support grassland birds. - - Dave Nutter > On Jun 21, 2021, at 6:36 AM, wrote: > > Speaking as someone who spent years locating red

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-19 Thread Dave Nutter
now spew over vast areas). Among the animals I have seen in my garden are American Goldfinches taking bites of Swiss Chard leaves, but they don’t eat so much as to be pests in my biased opinion. - - Dave Nutter > On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:30 AM, Rachel Lodder wrote: > > Hi everyone,

[cayugabirds-l] Lime Hollow & Cayuga Basin

2021-05-22 Thread Dave Nutter
es within the Basin, too, of course. My advice is to choose whatever interesting place is closest, where you can spend the most time and get to know its birds. - - Dave Nutter P.S. The north end of the Cayuga Basin, as defined in a 1926 botany textbook, is a bit more complex, and I won’t go int

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Tompkins County Rare Bird Alert

2021-05-03 Thread Dave Nutter
on the ranges of those birds (remember this is migration season), where do you think the checklist was made? After you have guessed, you can click the link to see the checklist, and when it gets corrected, you’ll see the actual location. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message: > From: eb

Re: [cayugabirds-l] House Wren

2021-04-28 Thread Dave Nutter
I also saw my first Ithaca House Wren in the yard this afternoon, and soon afterward it obligingly sang several times. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 28, 2021, at 10:18 AM, Marc Devokaitis wrote: > > I'd buy that. FOY House Wren was singing in our yard this morning as well. > Mar

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-23 Thread Dave Nutter
to believe it’s a Turkey Vulture, even though I was not able to be certain of a naked or red head. I’m guessing there was some meat in what was left out for the Crows. FWIW, a lot of Turkey Vultures gather not too far away in the evenings Near Robert Treman State Park. - - Dave Nutter > On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-23 Thread Dave Nutter
. Even Crows and Ravens have slightly different shapes and behaviors. And eagles and vultures may also be distinguished by shape. With all these unknowns and conjectures, I think a closer look at the video is what’s needed. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 22, 2021, at 1:31 PM, Peter Saracino wro

[cayugabirds-l] Minor local Ithaca phenomena: Ospreys, Chickadees, Gull

2021-04-10 Thread Dave Nutter
too can help keep track of it by going to this website: I think this bird flew past my house yesterday, but I haven’t yet been able to see the band on the bird in flight. There was a second banded Great Black-backed Gull with this bird when I first saw it last year, but I haven’t

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BROWN THRASHER

2021-04-05 Thread Dave Nutter
in Covert. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 5, 2021, at 11:15 AM, Ken Haas wrote: > > This morning I had a Brown Thrasher in my yard foraging in the leaf litter > and along the back edge of the lawn. Ebird listed it as rare so I though I > better get some pictures. Link below. > &g

[cayugabirds-l] First Pine Warbler & Barn Swallow

2021-03-30 Thread Dave Nutter
the direction of the Main Pool. This also appears to be a first 2021 Basin record. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Osprey

2021-03-27 Thread Dave Nutter
different, but I suppose it could be the same bird passing by again but for some reason more excited. I was, too. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 27, 2021, at 1:26 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > 12:05pm: I just saw my First-Of-Year Osprey flying slowly north past my house > while it

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Osprey

2021-03-27 Thread Dave Nutter
vior. For me, this helps every observation to enrich my knowledge of each species as well as helping with IDs. Thanks for bearing with me. Happy Spring! Another Osprey is back! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin reports

2021-03-26 Thread Dave Nutter
those trees then straightened and flew NW climbing over Hector Street. My guess is it was talking to an unseen partner about potential nest sites. I don’t know what the selection is of old or new crow nests in those trees. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 25, 2021, at 11:19 PM,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2021-03-23 Thread Dave Nutter
, perhaps (the) one who likes to display there. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 23, 2021, at 6:00 PM, Carol Cedarholm wrote: > > Just had a Merlin in my black walnut tonight in downtown Ithaca. Anybody else > seeing them? > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics &g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bad news for Osprey along 5 & 20

2021-03-23 Thread Dave Nutter
the disc, but nested nearby. I’m not optimistic, but my pessimism has been proven wrong before (The martin box at Stewart Park for instance, has succeeded where I thought it would not). We shall see. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 23, 2021, at 3:46 PM, Marty Schlabach wrote: > > This aft

[cayugabirds-l] local bird photo worth seeing, IMO

2021-03-14 Thread Dave Nutter
at that photo, tap on it to see it full-screen, and appreciate it for yourself before being distracted by my comments about it below. - - Dave Nutter - - - - This photo by Barbara Clise of a male Eurasian Wigeon in breeding plumage is, to me, gorgeous, the one where it is not quite in profile

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Goose migration this morning

2021-03-09 Thread Dave Nutter
Since 12:40pm I’ve been seeing some flocks of all Snow Geese. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 9, 2021, at 12:01 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > At noon I’m finally seeing Snow Geese in mixed flocks northbound over Ithaca. > > - - Dave Nutter > >> On Mar 9, 2021, at 8:5

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Goose migration this morning

2021-03-09 Thread Dave Nutter
At noon I’m finally seeing Snow Geese in mixed flocks northbound over Ithaca. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 9, 2021, at 8:51 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Several strings & Vs of northbound Canadas, but no Snows seen from my place > yet. > > - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugab

[cayugabirds-l] Goose migration this morning

2021-03-09 Thread Dave Nutter
Several strings & Vs of northbound Canadas, but no Snows seen from my place yet. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redwings

2021-03-04 Thread Dave Nutter
of the bird, so it would probably only be birders who want it for their NYS list racing to your feeders, not from the whole country. You can relax. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 4, 2021, at 8:53 PM, Marty Schlabach wrote: > > We had four male redwings show up at our feeders in Interlaken today.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2021-03-01 Thread Dave Nutter
ther large raptor - shape, behavior, pattern, etc. Thanks so much. And thanks for your photos and reports. It’s a joy to hear what is happening all around us. - - Dave Nutter > On Feb 28, 2021, at 8:53 PM, Whitings wrote: > > Hi All, > My sister saw an osprey flying on Rt. 20 n

[cayugabirds-l] possible Vega Gull at SW corner of Cayuga Lake yesterday

2021-03-01 Thread Dave Nutter
cked. My photos show that while it may be smaller than another Great Black-backed Gull, it is larger than a couple of Herring Gulls, and it is much larger than a Ring-billed Gull. - - Dave Nutter > From: > Date: March 1, 2021 at 11:00:05 AM EST > To: nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Large Crow flight

2021-02-22 Thread Dave Nutter
Lighthouse Breakwater. Many of the Herring Gulls are now in sleek breeding plumage. No Ring-billeds that I saw. 4 Double-crested Cormorants rested atop the piling cluster. - - Dave Nutter > On Feb 22, 2021, at 5:39 PM, Elaina M. McCartney > wrote: > > Approximately 5:20 pm tod

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50 Robins

2021-02-15 Thread Dave Nutter
. There were 2 groups totaling about 75. The maximum number of Cedar Waxwings I saw at once was only 5. There is still some fruit, so I hope they come back. I still need to go out and try to ID that mystery tree. And get back to the other writing project. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] RFI Historical Ithaca Lark Sparrow report

2021-02-14 Thread Dave Nutter
it says is that there was a singing adult on 5 September 1979 in Ithaca, and that it was “about the 8th” record in NYS. Does anyone know (or know how to find out) more specifically where it was or who observed it? Thanks! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Goldfinches molting in mid-January?

2021-01-15 Thread Dave Nutter
the winter.” Wild. Learn something new... Still, is this generally known among feeder watchers? So much to learn. It’s fun being able to recognize individual birds. Spock was back today. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 15, 2021, at 2:21 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > For the last 10 months I hav

[cayugabirds-l] Goldfinches molting in mid-January?

2021-01-15 Thread Dave Nutter
watchers seen male American Goldfinches retaining black speckles on the forehead or asymmetrical bright yellow patches beyond the typical autumn molt time and into the winter? Thanks. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] What to make of 1000 Swans

2021-01-13 Thread Dave Nutter
ness of Montezuma this year for swans is in any way related to the attractiveness for cranes - weather patterns for nesting success, bringing them here during migration, mild weather other than that one big snow storm keeping them here? - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 12, 2021, at 7:10 PM, Peter S

[cayugabirds-l] 2021 Basin First Records list is up

2021-01-12 Thread Dave Nutter
lso can show some trends, such as when Sandhill Cranes, Black Vultures, Fish Crows, or Common Ravens first started to show up in the Basin. Again, please let me know of possible errors or additions. Thanks. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.

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

2021-01-10 Thread Dave Nutter
entrance fee or membership, but I think birders should consider this. Of course what also would have to happen is an assessment of what the shared sentiments of birders are. Maybe I’m making assumptions that are not valid. Thank you, everyone who has contributed to this. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board Resolution Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam

2021-01-09 Thread Dave Nutter
Is this DRAFT resolution the thing which we need to write to the board about our support right away, or has it already been passed, such that we can relax or take some next step? - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 9, 2021, at 5:28 PM, Mary Ann Lutz wrote: > > I would be able to donate

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

2021-01-09 Thread Dave Nutter
ased on very limited information. I know there are people reading this who are far better than I am at organizing, networking, researching, and promoting these things. Please think about it, discuss it, and help ensure that come mid-April the Upland Sandpipers have a home to return to. Thanks. - -

[cayugabirds-l] Draft 2021 Basin First Records for review

2021-01-08 Thread Dave Nutter
of Auburn and include Howland Island. The north edge appears ragged because the land is covered with north-south oriented drumlins which complicate the drainage. If you wonder whether a location is in the Basin, I can look it up. W/ = west of Questions? Feel free to ask. - - Dave Nutter 2021

[cayugabirds-l] Seeking info for Basin First Records list

2021-01-06 Thread Dave Nutter
this was the first day the species was found this year, or whether the bird from the Canoga area was also seen that same day or earlier. If you have info as to when, where, and by whom it was seen, please let me know off list. Thanks! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pileated pair and sumac

2021-01-05 Thread Dave Nutter
I’m also trying to establish Staghorn Sumac in my yard for winter bird food. Sometimes the autumn foliage is not just red, it can have a nearly complete rainbow of green-yellow-orange-red-purple! One of the challenges is removing the somewhat similar invasive Ailanthus. - - Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Migrating waterfowl

2020-12-19 Thread Dave Nutter
seen going pretty much East over Ithaca. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhills

2020-12-04 Thread Dave Nutter
nger migration from other parts of their range. Regardless, it is clear that Montezuma has become a hub for these social birds. - - Dave Nutter > On Dec 4, 2020, at 7:46 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > At least 250 Sandhill Cranes currently at Knox Marcellus Marsh (MNWR). > Pete Sar &g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2020-11-30 Thread Dave Nutter
miles away on West Hill, just into the Town of Ithaca, and at EcoVillage. - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 30, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > > ~23 Pine Siskins, along w 4-5 Goldfinches, enjoying nyjer seeds on my deck > railing! > A Red-breasted Nuthatch grabbing sunfl

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon migration alert - Sat morning

2020-11-21 Thread Dave Nutter
: An immature Bald Eagle seen 3 times in various places was presumed to be the same bird. At 0801 a long narrow V of 18 Tundra Swans (positive ID by voice) flew south over Cornell U. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hooded Mergansers

2020-11-18 Thread Dave Nutter
been new yard birds. I saw one of them catch a fish. Also I saw groups of 8, 2, and 20 Double-crested Mergansers in more-or-less southbound flight, which is more than I have seen on the south end of Cayuga Lake recently. - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 18, 2020, at 8:36 PM, Judith Jones wrote: &

[cayugabirds-l] American Tree Sparrows; Peregrine Falcon

2020-11-18 Thread Dave Nutter
Hill in Ithaca. It was still there at dusk. That’s the second time this autumn that I have seen a Peregrine atop that smokestack, so maybe it’s a regular perch to keep an eye on. It’s closer to my home than Bradfield, so I find these scoped “yard bird” Peregrine views more satisfying. - - Dave

[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration report 18 November

2020-11-18 Thread Dave Nutter
n 14 November Adam Troyer saw 204 loons, presumably from his family’s farm high on the hill east of Candor, and on 16 November Adam saw 3 loons, including a Red-throated Loon, which is an unusual find in Tioga County, NY. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration tomorrow?

2020-11-17 Thread Dave Nutter
for airborne loons again tomorrow, and I hope others will, too. If anyone else has ideas about the chance of loon migration tomorrow - or any other day - I welcome hearing other analyses. Also, I have only looked at weather, in my limited way, for Cayuga Lake, not Lake Ontario. - - Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 4 loons on the inlet by Stewart Park?

2020-11-15 Thread Dave Nutter
wide from there all the way to its mouth between Treman marina and the White Lighthouse Jetty. - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 15, 2020, at 10:40 AM, Susan Austern wrote: > > Good morning > Just ran through Stewart Park and by the Inlet part where people usually fish > (after the b

Re: [cayugabirds-l] LOON MIGRATION ALERT

2020-11-12 Thread Dave Nutter
that the birds who went back north didn’t change their minds again and come south again (except that trio which I imagine was parents with a reluctant youngster), I think the number was 80. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon migration

2020-11-02 Thread Dave Nutter
south. Some seemed to be circling for more altitude, and they have a huge turning radius, while a few seemed to be going back north, but the highest (some not visible naked-eye) were the most consistently resolutely southbound. - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 2, 2020, at 11:36 AM, Candace E. Corn

[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration

2020-11-02 Thread Dave Nutter
This morning I’ve seen over a hundred migrating Common Loons from my home near the NYS-89 bridge over the Flood Control Channel. The largest group was over 30 birds about 9am. I stopped watching around 10am but noticed three migrating loons at 11:09. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2020-10-28 Thread Dave Nutter
. - - Dave Nutter > On Oct 28, 2020, at 10:57 AM, W Larry Hymes wrote: > > Yesterday we had a late FOX SPARROW in our yard. Has anyone else seen Fox > Sparrows. > > Larry > = > W. Larry Hymes > 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 > (H)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
d not depict. A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak first showed up at my feeders on 24 August and I assume it’s the same bird I’ve seen several times since, including today. He has been molting into a plumage which, again, my 2nd edition Sibley guide did not depict. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 16, 2

[cayugabirds-l] 5 Sept Knox-Marsellus Marsh Virtual Shorebird Walk video

2020-09-10 Thread Dave Nutter
Ferris Akel has edited and posted the best video from our live-streamed “Virtual Shorebird Walk” this past Saturday 5 September 2020. It is 1:06:38 in length, entitled “Knox-Marsellus Marsh With Dave Nutter, 9/5/2020 (HD),” and it can be found here: Featured

[cayugabirds-l] Virtual Shorebird Walk video for 29 August 2020

2020-09-04 Thread Dave Nutter
Ferris Akel has put up an edited YouTube video from our live-streamed Virtual Shorebird Walk last Saturday (29 Aug). Search for this title: Knox-Marsellus Marsh With Dave Nutter, 8/29/2020 (HD) Or use this link: At 1:25:13 it’s trimmed down to about half

[cayugabirds-l] “Virtual Rail Walk”

2020-09-01 Thread Dave Nutter
, 8/22/2020 (HD) - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Virtual Shorebird Walks: 2 YouTube videos

2020-08-31 Thread Dave Nutter
: Knox-Marsellus Marsh With Dave Nutter, 8/15/2020 (HD) In this first video we see backlit eclipse Mallards and Blue-winged Teal (the Green-winged Teal for comparison went AWOL), Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper

[cayugabirds-l] American Golden-Plover & Red Knot at Knox-Marsellus

2020-08-28 Thread Dave Nutter
, and it is not recommended for car travel, he says, from someone else’s pick-up truck. ;-) - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OC3 on KM dikes this AM

2020-08-23 Thread Dave Nutter
because it makes my glasses fog up, so I try to keep distance from other birders and not to talk directly at one another. - - Dave Nutter > On Aug 23, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Dave K wrote: > > Saw the ornithology cinematography group on the Knox Marcellus Dykes this > morning. >

[cayugabirds-l] Wrong location for some Van Dyne Spoor Rd eBird shorebird reports

2020-08-19 Thread Dave Nutter
lease ask them to correct it. That can help avoid confusion, and it may make a difference for someone seeking a life bird. Thanks! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBi

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Little Blue Heron vs Snowy Egret

2020-08-10 Thread Dave Nutter
Nice find and nice photo, Dave! The diagnostic narrow gray edge to the primary tips showing on the far wing is gorgeous. Either species is new for the Cayuga Lake Basin this year. - - Dave Nutter > On Aug 10, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Dave K wrote: > > After a look at this Mornings pics

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Insect-hawking Waxwings

2020-07-01 Thread Dave Nutter
, commuting to and from lawns to forage. - - Dave Nutter > On Jul 1, 2020, at 1:54 PM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > Had a cool experience on the leg of the Ontario Pathways/Rt. 96 today near > Phelps; NY. I was standing on the second bridge from the road and encountered > a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Warbler ID help

2020-06-19 Thread Dave Nutter
with Leona, Northern Waterthrush or Common Yellowthroat sound like good possibilities. - - Dave Nutter > On Jun 19, 2020, at 9:00 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > A Connecticut warbler was observed at Firehouse woods this Spring/late May > near Braddock Bay. Not long after, another was o

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ANS Testimony on Wildlife-Harming Noise | Audubon Naturalist Society

2020-06-14 Thread Dave Nutter
-whackers, are much quieter and less stinky than gasoline powered. - - Dave Nutter > On Jun 14, 2020, at 5:37 PM, Regi Teasley wrote: > > This concerns the use of gas-powered leaf blowers and their impact on birds. > Comments please. > >

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Black Terns

2020-05-14 Thread Dave Nutter
uess is that it also continued north. But, it’s worth scanning the swallows in case the same or another Black Tern joins them. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Slowest Spring

2020-05-13 Thread Dave Nutter
), and there were singing Wood Thrushes along the way. I stopped so often it hardly seemed worth bringing the bike except it let me mostly coast back home. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ebird reporting question re: motion activated photos

2020-05-13 Thread Dave Nutter
I expect never to fly again, and even trips more than a couple counties away (let alone south Texas!) have huge questions now. My birding this spring has been almost exclusively where I walk and bike, but eBird and CayugaBirds-L keep me connected. - - Dave Nutter > -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Braddock Bay Glossy Ibis second try

2020-05-11 Thread Dave Nutter
Wade & Melissa Rowley say that’s exactly what happened! - - Dave Nutter > Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (11) > - Reported May 11, 2020 14:58 by Wade & Melissa Rowley > - Sodus Bay, Sodus Point, Wayne, New York > - Map: >

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Crane nest, Main Pool Montezuma

2020-05-06 Thread Dave Nutter
not to have left the nest. I don’t know how long that situation would last while waiting for egg #2 to hatch, or whether they would continue to brood the young or return there, but it may be worth looking for today or tomorrow, as well as scanning closely for the adults in the vicinity. - - Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] About that Marsh Wren...

2020-05-05 Thread Dave Nutter
Dave Nutter > On May 2, 2020, at 6:35 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Yesterday morning I biked through the mist to Stewart Park on the Cayuga > Waterfront Trail, assiduously inputting every ID into eBird as I went. > Passing between the TCAT bus garage and Newman Golf Course on

[cayugabirds-l] Another First-of-Year

2020-05-02 Thread Dave Nutter
coming by, so close! Marsh Wrens seem pretty good at hunkering down, but I bet this one looked forward to finding a bigger piece of habitat. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpipers

2020-04-20 Thread Dave Nutter
they are taller than the grass. He had also checked Friday but did not find any. This is the first report of the species in the Cayuga Lake Basin this year of which I am aware, and there are no eBird reports in NYS yet. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: "Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night" - RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-12 Thread Dave Nutter
know the boundaries, or maybe it’s a bit of exploration, seeking out places where they might feed on their own later on. When they return by day to the host territory, do they continue to be fed by the hosts? - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 12, 2020, at 10:14 AM, AB Clark wrote: > the FLED

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Ospreys: NW Newman Golf nest occupied & more

2020-04-01 Thread Dave Nutter
mpty. It’s hard to keep track of all the Osprey goings-on, but that’s my interpretation. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Cass & Treman Ospreys

2020-03-30 Thread Dave Nutter
in the nest (female?) while a second Osprey (male?) stood and ate a fish on the convenient adjacent perch. I’d say that nest is claimed. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Many Horned Grebes on the south end of Cayuga

2020-03-29 Thread Dave Nutter
ound at least 2 Phoebes, and possibly 4 depending on how bad I am at seeing the ones I already counted sneak ahead of me to be counted again. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 27, 2020, at 1:54 PM, Joe Welklin wrote: > > Hi all, > > There are lots of Horned Grebes on the south end of Cay

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