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: https://youtu.be/V2tJiTlvabk 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: https://youtu.be/ZNVNXCge18I 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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm 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.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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. > > https://anshome.org/2018/08/ans-tes

[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.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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: > http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8=p=13=43.2748307

[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://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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

[cayugabirds-l] Cass Park Osprey perched near nest

2020-03-26 Thread Dave Nutter
This afternoon I saw my first-of-year Osprey flying over Union Fields in Ithaca’s Cass Park. It then perched and called atop one of the arrays of lights, but on a different pole than the nest platform. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes and Snow geese

2020-03-07 Thread Dave Nutter
a pair. Their number may be augmented by migrants in autumn when we have seen gatherings of 70 or more. The Dean’s Cove report by Suan Hsi-Yong was of overhead migrants, so that’s not a regular location for them. - - Dave Nutter - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 7, 2020, at 3:11 PM, Johnson, Aly

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagles at Stewart Park this afternoon

2020-03-01 Thread Dave Nutter
I was not there today, but Bald Eagles are pretty frequent at Stewart Park, including multiple immatures, and they often stand on the ice. I’ve never heard of Golden Eagles stopping at Stewart Park or standing on the ice on Cayuga Lake. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 1, 2020, at 9:25 PM, Suza

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meadow lark

2020-01-21 Thread Dave Nutter
I’ve just seen Diana’s photos. It looks like an Eastern Meadowlark to me. The location is just east of Ovid, SW of and a block inside of the curve of NYS-96, on Center Rd east of County Road 129. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:12 PM, marsha kardon wrote: > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snow buntings

2020-01-21 Thread Dave Nutter
impression of the ID. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 21, 2020, at 12:53 PM, Marty Schlabach wrote: > > Saw a small flock of snow buntings on Bromka Rd, about 15 birds in flight. > It was between Log City Rd and CR 129 in Romulus, Seneca County.

Re:[cayugabirds-l] 2020 Cayuga Lake Basin First Records to date

2020-01-20 Thread Dave Nutter
, though very exciting, is not currently a separate species. Current species total should be 112. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 16, 2020, at 8:53 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > I neglected to include on 1 January > Red-breasted Merganser by Sarah Hansen along CR-153 in Sheldrake, Ovid

Re:[cayugabirds-l] 2020 Cayuga Lake Basin First Records to date

2020-01-16 Thread Dave Nutter
I neglected to include on 1 January Red-breasted Merganser by Sarah Hansen along CR-153 in Sheldrake, Ovid ...which makes 99 species on 1 Jan and 108 to date. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 16, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > I am filling out the Cayuga Lake Basin 2020 First Reco

[cayugabirds-l] 2020 Cayuga Lake Basin First Records to date

2020-01-16 Thread Dave Nutter
when they were seen, nor what direction and how fast they were going, but of my three sightings of Merlin within the Count Circle so far this January, two of them were flying very fast and probably were crossing a boundary between Count Areas. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weird birds

2020-01-04 Thread Dave Nutter
was actually made, based on the ranges of the different species. I recognized several bird names from Costa Rica on one list, and by going back to the list after the location was corrected, I found out I was correct. We should get prizes for how close our guesses are. - - Dave Nutter > On Ja

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrels & Merlins on the Ithaca Christmas Bird Count

2020-01-04 Thread Dave Nutter
the way people change the habitat. That’s my take. I welcome comments from others as well as news about the locations of Merlins and Kestrels found on the count. Thanks. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 1, 2020, at 11:11 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Here’s a brief run-down of

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Count - quick & dirty data

2020-01-01 Thread Dave Nutter
2770 Wood Duck 1 (Scott Sutcliffe et al, somewhere on W side of lake) Gadwall 4 (area 9, hoping for details) American Black Duck 2 (Dave Nutter, Hog Hole) Mallard 458 5 Canvasback 1 (area 9, hoping for details) Redhead 3700 (may be kept despite similar number from 3 areas) Greater Scaup 5 Lesser Sca

[cayugabirds-l] Easy Loon Watch

2019-11-16 Thread Dave Nutter
ds I was unable to ID in distant flight. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive

[cayugabirds-l] Say’s Phoebe found & lost in Candor NY

2019-10-11 Thread Dave Nutter
siblings. So, keep an eye out. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] How to help birds

2019-09-25 Thread Dave Nutter
have contributed to their eBird reports. Rather than envy, I can share their joy without feeling I need to jump in a car to see (or miss) that bird myself. Anyway, these are some issues I have been struggling with, and I wonder if other birders are also thinking about these things. Thanks. - - Dave Nu

[cayugabirds-l] Western Kingbird in Candor, Tioga Co, NY

2019-09-16 Thread Dave Nutter
Hill Rd northeast of “downtown” Candor. I don’t know any more details of where the bird was or what it was doing. I hope to hear tomorrow if it is refound. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Knox-Marsellus Marsh Dike Walk Sun Sept 8th, 2019

2019-09-09 Thread Dave Nutter
m the Knox-Marsellus dikes, because the migration really starts in early July. Thanks again, Linda Ziemba & Andrea VanBeusichem, and the rest of refuge staff for maintaining the habitat for the birds and allowing access to birders! - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 8, 2019, at 8:51 PM, David

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk Saturday morning 31 August

2019-08-28 Thread Dave Nutter
e we tend to be on the dikes for several hours. Meet at the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center by 7am or go directly to the overlook on East Road at 7:15am. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Report: 17 August Knox-Marsellus shorebird walk

2019-08-18 Thread Dave Nutter
that people willing to share expertise and scope views will be especially helpful to the official leaders. There are still a few more species of shorebirds whose arrival we await. - - Dave Nutter Species observed on K-M walk 17 Aug 2019 - composite list Ducks were all in eclipse, female, or immature

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird walk tomorrow (Sat 17) morning, Montezuma NWR

2019-08-16 Thread Dave Nutter
ican and a juvenile Laughing Gull. Let’s hope they stay. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma shorebirds - check K-M this afternoon/evening

2019-08-14 Thread Dave Nutter
Saturday at the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center or shortly after at the overlook on East Rd and we can walk down to K-M for better views. More species have been reported to our north and they should be arriving here, too. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Saturday 17 August

2019-08-11 Thread Dave Nutter
and myself. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Whistling Duck has returned

2019-06-23 Thread Dave Nutter
photos and showed it to Meena Haribal and her niece, and Gary Kohlenberg stopped by as well. It was still there when I left at about 6pm. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive - Red Necked Phalarope and other shorebirds

2019-06-01 Thread Dave Nutter
anks. Cool bird! I’m glad so many people got to see it. - - Dave Nutter > On May 31, 2019, at 10:20 PM, David Nicosia wrote: > > A large number of shorebirds continue in main pool which has been drained. > The diversity could be down some as I didn't find any red knots, ruddy > tur

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn & migrant warblers

2019-05-19 Thread Dave Nutter
hide at all. The other street trees on that block were different species, larger, healthier, with thicker foliage, and I did not search them. I plan to ask the City Forester what variety this shabby Hawthorn tree is, so I can get one! EBird list below. - - Dave Nutter > NY:TOM:Ithaca: 2nd

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Basin 2019 First Records

2019-05-19 Thread Dave Nutter
to hear it. Someday I will write more about how cool those lists are, and the neat info I have incorporated into the tables. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlins @ GIAC

2019-05-16 Thread Dave Nutter
it was visiting. - - Dave Nutter > On May 16, 2019, at 7:44 PM, Suan Yong wrote: > > I’m right now listening to and watching two Merlins calling to each other > from deciduous trees in the block north of GIAC (Albany and Court) around the > swimming pool and field. Saw them cop

[cayugabirds-l] Loons, Grebes, Gulls

2019-05-06 Thread Dave Nutter
Black-backed Gulls along with a Double-crested Cormorant and a crowd of hopeful Herring Gulls. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Radar: migration + rain = fallout?

2019-05-06 Thread Dave Nutter
I see, as I get ready for work well before dawn, that the radar shows both migration, and in parts of the region, light rain which can cause migrants to quit migrating when they hit it. Maybe there will be some migrant fall out. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] 2019 Cayuga Lake Basin first records updated

2019-05-03 Thread Dave Nutter
potential errors. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] More migrants

2019-05-03 Thread Dave Nutter
his driver swing through the Wildlife Drive at Montezuma where he found an Orchard Oriole near the Seneca Trail. It’s going to take awhile to get all the new basin birds into the table, but I’ll work on it. Thanks for all the reports! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, South Spring Pool, Montezuma NWR

2019-04-24 Thread Dave Nutter
Gladys (& all), Reading your report is almost like seeing the bird oneself. Lovely. Thank you. I’ll add your names after work. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 23, 2019, at 10:27 PM, Gladys Birdsall wrote: > > Dave, > > Diane, Susan Evans-Pond and I were headed back to I

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, South Spring Pool, Montezuma NWR

2019-04-23 Thread Dave Nutter
they report.) This is a species we don’t see every year in the Cayuga Lake Basin, although Dave Kennedy also found one 2 days ago next to Seneca Lake north of Willard Town Park. An invasion! I hope this one sticks around and is easier to refind. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message: > F

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Black-and-white Warbler

2019-04-22 Thread Dave Nutter
trunk of a tree at the south end of the channel on the west side. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpiper

2019-04-18 Thread Dave Nutter
. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Phoebes etc

2019-03-31 Thread Dave Nutter
feeders, and a flock of 7 Icterids, five of which I got a scope view to ID as Rusty Blackbirds. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 30, 2019, at 2:06 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > > I heard "my" Phoebe today, as well as one by Sarah B's house. > Also saw 22 elegant Red

[cayugabirds-l] Waterfowl

2019-03-27 Thread Dave Nutter
Drive opens 1 April. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Horned grebes

2019-03-26 Thread Dave Nutter
of Pied-billed Grebes resting on the lake near AH Treman SMP, and a 3rd near the white lighthouse at the mouth of Cayuga Inlet. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 25, 2019, at 10:36 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > > 4 horned grebes offshore here with 4 Red breasted mergansers & > 7 Canada

[cayugabirds-l] White-winged Turkey Vulture

2019-03-25 Thread Dave Nutter
ago, but this bird reminded me very strongly of that bird. If anyone has photos of that bird, or recalls the last time it was sighted, or also saw this bird lately, I would be interested. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Happy Spring!

2019-03-20 Thread Dave Nutter
onto a dusting of snow that morning, but scurried back into its burrow after seeing a shadow - mine. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] More Osprey/rare bird/eBird stuff

2019-03-19 Thread Dave Nutter
that this is not enough to distinguish from an immature Bald Eagle when the photos are not actually included. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] osprey

2019-03-10 Thread Dave Nutter
This is a couple weeks early, but there have been some south winds. What details did you see? Several immature Bald Eagles have been around the south end of Cayuga Lake, and some have a head pattern similar to an Osprey and quite a bit of white on the belly. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 10, 2

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FW: Salt Point meadow

2019-03-09 Thread Dave Nutter
Any word on why Salmon Creek is being dredged? Are there plans for boating in the creek? Are there houses at risk of flooding? I wonder how this will affect marsh and gravel bar habitat. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 7, 2019, at 8:35 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: > > Hi again, > >

[cayugabirds-l] odd Bufflehead

2019-02-24 Thread Dave Nutter
else knows better why this June-to-September plumage would be evident in late February, I am very curious. By the way, his feet and legs were also dull in color rather than the bright pink that breeding-plumage males show. - - Dave Nutter > On Feb 24, 2019, at 5:14 PM, bob mcguire

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2019-02-04 Thread Dave Nutter
low point, I am thrilled every time I see one. It is wonderful to live in a place and time where we can personally experience the results of that recovery and know that efforts in our area were a part of the story. (Peregrine Falcons & Ospreys, too) - - Dave Nutter > On Feb 4, 2019, at 7

[cayugabirds-l] Pink gull

2019-01-30 Thread Dave Nutter
. My photos seemed more washed out than my actual view, but also my view through the slightly tinted glass window of the taxi also seemed more pink than when I opened the window. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca County Redpolls

2019-01-22 Thread Dave Nutter
Reuben Stoltzfus reports that the flock of about 200 Common Redpolls has returned to the north side of the Ovid-Lodi Town Line Rd about a half mile east of NYS-414, and they are easy to see as they perch on the snow and on the weeds. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Some new 2019 Basin Birds

2019-01-08 Thread Dave Nutter
Red-winged Blackbirds were next to the marsh by Test Rd at the top of the Cayuga Lake Basin - in January! - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Count Week Black Vulture & Iceland Gull; questionable Red-headed Woodpecker

2019-01-05 Thread Dave Nutter
descriptions would help sort it out. Meanwhile, I am awaiting a more convincing report before adding this species to the 2019 Basin Bird List or recommending it be included as a Count Week bird. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2019-01-05 Thread Dave Nutter
h Rd. It looks like a white island, often with a mist cloud of white birds over it. Those geese typically commute to feed in farm fields in the northern part of the Cayuga Lake basin. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 4, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Tom wrote: > > There were about 100 Snow Geese in

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Count Week Black Vulture

2019-01-05 Thread Dave Nutter
. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message: > From: ebird-al...@cornell.edu > Date: January 4, 2019 at 4:40:51 PM EST > To: Undisclosed recipients: ; > Subject: [eBird Alert] Tompkins County Rare Bird Alert > > *** Species Summary: > > -

[cayugabirds-l] Raptors, swans, ducks

2019-01-04 Thread Dave Nutter
to Sheldrake. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More count week species

2019-01-03 Thread Dave Nutter
it in time to check it out today. Sorry to have missed the deadline for the newsletter. It’s tough to report on an ongoing story! - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:53 AM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg wrote: > > Dave I received a report from a casual birder who saw a ‘grebe’ in F

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More count week species

2019-01-03 Thread Dave Nutter
I have been informed that this odd eBird list was an unlabeled false report created by a programmer at the Lab for a test. We have no Snow Goose or Tundra Swan for the count yet of which I am aware. Keep looking for real birds! - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 3, 2019, at 7:15 AM, Dave Nutter wr

[cayugabirds-l] More count week species

2019-01-03 Thread Dave Nutter
In an eBird report from his office at the Lab of O yesterday (2 Jan 2019), Francisco Padilla Obregon listed 1 each of Snow Goose, Tundra Swan, Canada Goose, and hybrid Canada/domestic Goose. Snow Goose & Tundra Swan are Count Week birds. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2019 Ithaca Christmas Bird Count results

2019-01-02 Thread Dave Nutter
Sorry, I think that’s 84 for the count plus at least 3 for the week. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 2, 2019, at 10:43 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Despite a high turnout of birders to count Ithaca-area birds, the number of > species found and the number of individual birds count

[cayugabirds-l] 2019 Ithaca Christmas Bird Count results

2019-01-02 Thread Dave Nutter
been disturbed more thoroughly and moved out. And there may be other factors we just don’t know yet. Fitz says Audubon plans to analyze CBC data taking count-day weather into account to see if trends show up. - - Dave Nutter CBC results CACGOO 0101Ken Rosenberg Newman Golf/Jetty

[cayugabirds-l] Pink gull, etc.

2018-11-23 Thread Dave Nutter
Sparrow in our back yard, but not near any feeders. - - Dave Nutter -- 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] EVENING GROSBEAKS - Ringwood Rd

2018-11-01 Thread Dave Nutter
seed. Then the hatch closes, and does not reopen until the Grosbeak leaves. So the Evening Grosbeaks are finding seeds in the grass below. - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 1, 2018, at 10:30 AM, Marie P. Read wrote: > > Two Evening Grosbeaks (male and female) were on my feeders briefly, and are >

[cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck, Main Pool, Montezuma NWR

2018-10-28 Thread Dave Nutter
Jay McGowan just (11:23am) reported a male TUFTED DUCK in partly eclipse plumage on the main pool at Montezuma about halfway between Larue’s & Eaton in a huge Aythya flock. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Cass Common Mergansers

2018-10-01 Thread Dave Nutter
. Maybe that’s a reflection on how little time & effort I’ve made, but they’ve seemed scarce at the south end of the lake lately - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] odd radar at mid-morning - migrating raptors?

2018-09-23 Thread Dave Nutter
of weather, radar, & migration care to consider these hypotheses? - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVE

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk migration

2018-09-14 Thread Dave Nutter
saw and that Adam saw yesterday. Reuben also saw a few additional species of raptors, but I didn’t take notes on that. He did not see any migration today. - - Dave Nutter > On Sep 13, 2018, at 10:07 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > Reuben Stoltzfus was cutting hay on his farm in Ovid tod

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk migration

2018-09-13 Thread Dave Nutter
an additional 300. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Montezuma NWR.

2018-09-13 Thread Dave Nutter
vers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Least Sandpipers. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.

[cayugabirds-l] Today’s ‘Shorebird Walk’ and Montezuma NWR

2018-08-18 Thread Dave Nutter
for them to eat than on past walks. In all I tallied 51 species of birds. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk Saturday 18 August

2018-08-14 Thread Dave Nutter
logist Linda Ziemba and Visitor Services Manager Andrea Van Beusichem for arranging these trips to happen. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.N

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole nest, Cass Park, Ithaca

2018-06-29 Thread Dave Nutter
ould disturb them, but I urge people to be aware and considerate of them while viewing. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurat

[cayugabirds-l] Predation

2018-06-27 Thread Dave Nutter
of regrowing them or it was a young bird just growing them for the first time. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Bobolinks, Purple Martins, Clay-colored Sparrow, Orchard Orioles.

2018-05-24 Thread Dave Nutter
ging and a female with nesting material, but I did not see where she took it. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVE

[cayugabirds-l] Tschache: Red-necked Phalarope, Ruddy Turnstone, etc

2018-05-22 Thread Dave Nutter
WILLOW FLYCATCHER, YELLOW WARBLER, etc. SWAMP SPARROWS and MARSH WRENS sang from the marsh, etc. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] siskin young

2018-05-21 Thread Dave Nutter
I think Siskins are fairly nomadic, and they breed wherever they like. Congratulations on maintaining Siskin habitat. - - Dave Nutter > On May 21, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Laura Stenzler <l...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > Hi all, > We still have several pine siskins coming to our feeders

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2018-05-01 Thread Dave Nutter
supporting the lights for Union Fields, but not the nest. It took awhile for it to gain the elevation. - - Dave Nutter > On May 1, 2018, at 8:33 AM, Nancy Cusumano <nancycusuman...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I have to say, I LOVE seeing ospreys every morning on my drive to work. I se

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk migration, Seneca County, Saturday

2018-04-29 Thread Dave Nutter
Yesterday (28 April) Reuben Stoltzfus was traveling north on NYS-414 between Ovid and Romulus when he saw several kettles of small Buteos who circled tightly and flapped rapidly. They totaled about 200 birds. This was before the rainstorm. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Bustle

2018-04-28 Thread Dave Nutter
to watch. I stayed there for over an hour. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 28, 2018, at 9:13 PM, Sandy Wold <sandra.w...@gmail.com> wrote: > > This morning 8:30-10am I saw so many birds in my loop through Renwick Woods > to the Swan Pond and then through the Golf Course. > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey on nest, briefly

2018-04-28 Thread Dave Nutter
low and a bit hard to see) on the nest at the east end of Stewart Park and also on the nest in Union Fields. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 28, 2018, at 7:12 PM, marsha kardon <mfkar...@gmail.com> wrote: > > There were two ospreys sitting peacefully together on the nest by the b

[cayugabirds-l] Black Tern, Montezuma NWR

2018-04-27 Thread Dave Nutter
Reuben Stoltzfus tells me that Lisa Shirk with a field trip from Penn Yan today (Friday 27 April) to Montezuma NWR saw a BLACK TERN from the Wildlife Drive. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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