Re: [cayugabirds-l] Historical Harlequin Ducks -- Cayuga Lake

2022-12-06 Thread Dave Nutter
e, where the water is deeper, and where ice usually ends in winter. - - Dave Nutter > On Dec 6, 2022, at 4:18 PM, madonna stallmann > wrote: > > Newby here. Where exactly is East Shore Park? > > Madonna Stallmann > >> On Tue, Dec 6, 2022, 3:59 PM Jay McGowan wro

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Harlequin duck

2022-12-04 Thread Dave Nutter
ke Basin, but this morning Kevin McGowan mentioned that Bard Prentiss reported it in Union Springs sometime. Over 20 birders saw it this morning. - - Dave Nutter > On Dec 4, 2022, at 9:13 AM, Laura Stenzler wrote: > > Dave Nutter has reported a female harlequin duck by the docks north of E

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Common Loons on Seneca

2022-11-25 Thread Dave Nutter
between when the fog lifted and when the rainshowers set in. Anyway, there are still Loons on Cayuga Lake, enough for them to have spread more or less to the south end. - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 25, 2022, at 8:35 AM, John Gregoire > wrote: > > I hope so, Bob. It's such

[cayugabirds-l] Enfield Snipe

2022-11-22 Thread Dave Nutter
ason for Wilson’s Snipe, and eBird has no November reports in Enfield. - - 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] Goldfinch mishap

2022-10-04 Thread Dave Nutter
I dig up the entire plant, including the substantial taproot, when I see the big heart-shaped leaves, well before the burrs form. Then I leave it upside-down to dry out & die, or in a pile of other plants I’m pulling out, again with roots in the air. - - Dave Nutter > On Oct 4, 2022,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goldfinch mishap

2022-10-04 Thread Dave Nutter
. On a happier note, this morning I have 2 Nashville Warblers hover-gleaning at Goldenrod flowers outside my kitchen window. - - Dave Nutter > On Oct 4, 2022, at 8:00 AM, bob mcguire wrote: > > So good of you, Sara. This happens all too often. I came across a goldfinch > several year

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures migrating

2022-09-30 Thread Dave Nutter
Currently kettling & streaming SW over downtown Ithaca. - - 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] Cardinals still nesting.

2022-08-28 Thread Dave Nutter
and fed briefly on sunflower seeds. Probably there are folks reading this who know better than I, and I’m interested in your opinions, but it seems to me that August 28 is pretty late to have nestlings, which is what her activity indicated. Late or normal, it was cool to witness. - - Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birds transporting ticks

2022-08-18 Thread Dave Nutter
Source of information? - - Dave Nutter > On Aug 18, 2022, at 7:47 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > Interesting fact: > Ground feeding species (cardinals, catbirds, song sparrows, robins) spend > lots of time foraging for food at optimal height for ticks, and are excellent >

[cayugabirds-l] Owego Upland Sandpiper

2022-07-18 Thread Dave Nutter
by now, but meanwhile Reuben says that birders are welcome to check it out or call 607-223-4427, the farm of Marty Schlabaugh (not the birder from Interlaken with a differently spelled last name). - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin the App

2022-05-26 Thread Dave Nutter
hat goes into my notes within the list. The Alder Flycatcher I heard yesterday under the powerlines at Sapsucker Woods is in that category for my year list. Little blighter kept singing but was invisible. - - Dave Nutter > On May 25, 2022, at 6:47 PM, James Gaffney wrote: > > I agr

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Armitage rd drainage

2022-05-01 Thread Dave Nutter
The way I learned it, a swamp is a forest wetland, which describes this place well. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 30, 2022, at 9:43 AM, Kate T. Finn wrote: > > The language we use is important. I would suggest we consider replacing the > word "swamp" with "wetland&

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpipers?

2022-04-27 Thread Dave Nutter
them as migrants, if at all, from now on. Meanwhile, although I haven’t been there, I assume the Lott Farm is still good for lots (!) of other grassland species. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Ramblings and Peregrines

2022-04-21 Thread Dave Nutter
tion (photo), whether for minutes or hours I don’t know. This was all new to me. Maybe it wasn’t much, but it seemed like plenty. I hiked back to my bike for the long gentle ride home. Photos, such as they be, are here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S107585659 - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon @ East Shore Park, Ithaca

2022-04-18 Thread Dave Nutter
of the Common’s jagged pattern, and of course the Red-throated lacks the Common’s steep forehead. Amazingly, I took what for me is a pretty good photo. https://ebird.org/checklist/S107380293 - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CHSP

2022-04-14 Thread Dave Nutter
time) and rule out other species which are expected to be there at that time or are equally unlikely to be there. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 14, 2022, at 1:59 PM, John Gregoire > wrote: > > Our FOY this AM among increasing numbers of CHSP. SW CLB SW of Mecklenburg at > 1800 ft. &g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrows

2022-04-14 Thread Dave Nutter
Lake Ontario Plain, or maybe the Mohawk Valley, rather than crossing the Appalachians. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 13, 2022, at 1:38 PM, Kate T. Finn wrote: > > We had a chipping sparrow downtown on April 7. I ebirded it, for those who > monitor first arrivals. > &

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-tailed hawks sharing prey?

2022-03-22 Thread Dave Nutter
brings food for the young, he brings food for her when she is brooding, he brings food when she is incubating, and maybe even when she is producing eggs. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 22, 2022, at 3:35 PM, Christopher Sperry wrote: > > Anyone have thoughts about want I just witnessed in my

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma updates

2022-03-15 Thread Dave Nutter
ry noisy - a joyous surprise to me. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message: > From: "Johnson, Alyssa" > Date: March 15, 2022 at 12:56:44 PM EDT > To: Undisclosed recipients:; > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma updates > Reply-To: "Johnson, Alyssa" > > Good

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose photos

2022-03-15 Thread Dave Nutter
the time... maybe. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 15, 2022, at 9:08 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > Right, the most elegant way would be to provide the full URL when referencing > a checklist in a post, so no searching or copying-and-pasting needed. So: > https://ebird.org/atlasny/check

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose photos

2022-03-15 Thread Dave Nutter
are the ways I found it. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 15, 2022, at 8:48 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > A suggestion—if you reference an eBird checklist, especially as having nice > photos, provide the URL. Kind of a tease otherwise! > > On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 8:47 PM Dave Nutter wrote

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose photos

2022-03-15 Thread Dave Nutter
Joe Wing also included some excellent photos in his eBird report from the Wayne County part of the Mucklands on 10 March - very sharp, detailed, well-lit, and only slightly obstructed. A joy to see. Thanks, Gary Kohlenberg, for pointing this out, I’d somehow overlooked them. - - Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose photos

2022-03-15 Thread Dave Nutter
ally submitted some photos to eBird which give us all - and history - a satisfying view. If anyone else has photos or video which even document some single field mark or behavior well for this bird, please do not hesitate to add them to your eBird reports. - - Dave Nutter Begin forwarded message: &g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow and Tree Sparrow

2022-03-12 Thread Dave Nutter
ing Dove alit behind the second, and because there were so many footprints, it didn’t have to walk but just stayed there eating. After the Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles figured out this was a food source, they trampled the snow on the railing pretty well. - - Dave Nutter > On M

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose, Seneca County

2022-03-10 Thread Dave Nutter
views. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 10, 2022, at 7:27 PM, Meredith Leonard > wrote: > > What are the chances there are two or more? Also, has it/have they been seen > here other years? > > On Mar 10, 2022, at 7:04 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > The bean goose was refound

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tundra Bean-Goose, Seneca County

2022-03-10 Thread Dave Nutter
for it there if you are in the area. A view on land may be more satisfying, and it would be great to confirm it within the Basin!. - - Dave Nutter > On Mar 10, 2022, at 8:17 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > Tim Lenz found a TUNDRA BEAN-GOOSE in a flock of Snow Geese off Seneca Lake > SP in Seneca

[cayugabirds-l] New 2022 first Basin record for Red-headed Woodpecker

2022-03-01 Thread Dave Nutter
feeder as well. The observer keeps a notebook and recorded seeing the Red-headed Woodpecker as early as 2 January this year (which would have made it a Count Week bird), so I have revised the 2022 Cayuga Lake Basin First Records list. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey on Myer's Hill platform

2022-02-24 Thread Dave Nutter
). Thanks! It really helps me out when I’m trying to figure out what are the first arrivals of each species in the Cayuga Lake Basin. Unfortunately I must ignore many eBird reports because they neglect to describe what they saw. - - Dave Nutter > On Feb 22, 2022, at 9:26 PM, Candac

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swans

2022-01-28 Thread Dave Nutter
e nearby. They all called and gestured to one another briefly, but it seemed friendly. 17 was my high count. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 28, 2022, at 12:04 PM, Kevin C Packard wrote: > > Today there are 11 swans-a-swimming along the west side of the lake north of > Hog Hole. It's cold

Re:[cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Dave Nutter
on the east and Junius Ponds on the west and all the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Various streams are shown on that map which allow the border to be drawn onto modern maps as well. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 14, 2022, at 9:22 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: > > The 2022 first records tables (chrono

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Dave Nutter
Hi Pete. Yes, your previous report prompted some discussion. The earliest 2022 report of Red-winged Blackbird in the Cayuga Lake Basin of which I’m aware is from Marty Schlabach’s place in Covert on the 3rd. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 14, 2022, at 3:13 PM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > H

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Dave Nutter
Can’t beat that! Thanks, John & Sue! I’ll revise it again. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 14, 2022, at 1:00 PM, John Gregoire > wrote: > > We had cowbirds here on the first. > > >> On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 10:25 AM Barbara Chase wrote: >> I looked out at my

[cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Dave Nutter
explanation later. - - 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] Redwing Blackbird

2022-01-12 Thread Dave Nutter
& revision! - in a day or two and ready to be put on the club website. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 12, 2022, at 8:37 AM, Marty Schlabach wrote: > > We’ve had a female redwing periodically at our feeders here in Interlaken, > last seen yesterday. > --Marty > > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Big flock

2022-01-08 Thread Dave Nutter
ater for the geese along there. - - Dave Nutter > On Jan 8, 2022, at 8:00 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > > Many of us have been concerned about what seems to be low bird numbers in > past weeks. > But yesterday & today I have ~ 48 Mourning Doves eating bird food in my back > yard!

[cayugabirds-l] Great Black-backed Gulls from Maine

2021-12-21 Thread Dave Nutter
from Appledore? Or what other places to they hail from? - - 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.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A great read for birders to consider by Bryan Pfeiffer

2021-12-11 Thread Dave Nutter
their conscience, those folks are also taking the credit. Carbon offsets are neither simple nor clear in the way they work, if they work at all. IMO, there’s no substitute for actually reducing personal energy use in general and fossil fuel use in particular. - - Dave Nutter > On Dec 9, 2

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A great read for birders to consider by Bryan Pfeiffer

2021-12-09 Thread Dave Nutter
and caught up to the car. She drove to me, we switched and I drove ahead. We leapfrogged, all birding on foot, and neither the people nor the car backtracked, so neither time nor fuel were not wasted, we didn’t get too cold, and we checked in regularly. - - Dave Nutter > On Dec 9, 2021, a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A great read for birders to consider by Bryan Pfeiffer

2021-12-08 Thread Dave Nutter
Better said than I could have, though such concerns have been brewing for me a long time. So, how do we deal with it? As individuals, as organizations, as unorganized groups? Thoughts welcome. - - Dave Nutter > On Dec 8, 2021, at 11:02 AM, Linda Orkin wrote: > > Thanks John. >

[cayugabirds-l] More loon migration

2021-11-23 Thread Dave Nutter
ould have been the same birds. - - 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/cayugab

[cayugabirds-l] Loon Watch 19 Nov 2021

2021-11-19 Thread Dave Nutter
. 3 S 721. 1 S 725. 1 S 727. 1 S 735. 1 S 757. 1 S 759. 1 S 800. 2 S 804. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon watch

2021-11-12 Thread Dave Nutter
far too dainty for such a heavy projectile as a loon. Maybe I should say it “ditched” like an airplane, even though the act was planned, routine, and inconsequential.) - - Dave Nutter > On Nov 11, 2021, at 7:30 AM, John Gregoire > wrote: > > Seneca Lake had a poor showing between 07

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets at Cass Park & Treman Marina;

2021-10-30 Thread Dave Nutter
ar Cass Park along my walk homeward. Maybe it went into Jetty Woods? However, when I got closer to the marina I saw that the Cattle Egret was standing as before on one of the docks. I hope both the Great Egret & Cattle Egret stick around tomorrow. Good birding! - - Dave Nutter > On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] parks by Dave N/& P Paradine

2021-10-29 Thread Dave Nutter
successful nests arrayed around the south end of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca! Plus there are others farther afield such as Game Farm Road. Candace Cornell tries to keep track of a mind-bogglingly large number of Osprey nests in our area. - - Dave Nutter > On Oct 29, 2021, at 12:19 PM, Donna Lee Scott wr

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets at Cass Park & Treman Marina;

2021-10-29 Thread Dave Nutter
aterfalls of various sizes (including Taughannock’s secret spiral upper falls), and it’s good from birding, too. - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.

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://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME 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: > > https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html &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, gag...@twc.com 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://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME 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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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: 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

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

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

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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

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: 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

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, anneb.cl...@gmail.com 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: reportband.gov 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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

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.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME 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, anneb.cl...@gmail.

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.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES 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: ebird-checkl...@cornell.edu > 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: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME 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

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