Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-23 Thread david nicosia
Respectfully, please stop blaming this on climate change. This is weather, not climate. Rapid swings in temperature are actually common in the western/central U.S. This one just happened at a bad time for birds. The records are full of major temperature changes in the western U.S and Plains

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-17 Thread David Nicosia
For now, at least, > the export of cold air from the Arctic is concentrated over North America. > > > > Certain of my colleagues in the Department Earth and Atmospheric Sciences > will be able to give everyone a far better and more detailed explanation. > > > > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread david nicosia
.    Certain of my colleagues in the Department Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will be able to give everyone a far better and more detailed explanation.     From: on behalf of "Kevin J. McGowan" Reply-To: "Kevin J. McGowan" Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 8:03

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread david nicosia
  From: bounce-124948138-3493...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of david nicosia Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:46 PM To: Peter Saracino ; Jody Enck Cc: atvaw...@gmail.com; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality   The western U.S has a history of extreme t

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread david nicosia
The western U.S has a history of extreme temperature changes. This event ranks number 3 for the biggest temperature swing in history and it occurred during fall migration. Most of the other big swings in temperatureoccurred in the winter. What is dramatic is how cold it got and the early snows

[nysbirds-l] Radar showing large nocturnal flight tonight in NY

2020-09-14 Thread David Nicosia
All, Radars in NY state are exploding with bird echoes after sunset. These are the biggest radar migration signatures I have seen so far this fall. Tomorrow could be really good. Hope you can get out there. All the best and stay safe! Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Atlas Moment : Swainson's Thrush Probable Breeder New Michigan SF priority block.

2020-07-09 Thread David Nicosia
I refound both singing Swainsons Thrushes CCC Truck Rd west of North Rd New Michigan SF. Birds were counter singing by the big clearing where Jay McGowan and Livia Santana had them June 21. The habitat was more northern hardwood hemlock with scattered Norway spruce. Both birds were near a

[cayugabirds-l] Singing Swainson's Thrush New Michigan State Forest Chenango Co.: Finally

2020-06-21 Thread David Nicosia
All, I did some atlasing early this morning and I heard my first singing SWAINSON'S THRUSH on my atlas block which encompasses a good portion of New Michigan State Forest. In the past I usually got there by mid morning or sometimes birded in the evening. I decided to try getting there before

[cayugabirds-l] More Chenango Co Birding- Northern Goshawk and Warblers

2020-06-05 Thread David Nicosia
All, I went to two more atlas blocks in Chenango Co today. The first I will not disclose the location because I stumbled upon a NORTHERN GOSHAWK. I trust all people on these listservs but you never know if there is someone trolling the web and the NOGO is a sensitive species. I was listening for

[cayugabirds-l] New Michigan State Forest Pharsalia, NY Chenango County Today 5/26/20

2020-05-26 Thread David Nicosia
All, I went 12.5 miles in and around New Michigan State Forest Pharsalia, NY today focusing on the large stands of norway spruce forests. I also checked out areas with native balsam fir and red spruce too , the tornado paths, and cutover areas. I went generally between 1 and 2 miles per list to

[cayugabirds-l] Impressive Radar echoes this morning and other comments

2020-05-26 Thread David Nicosia
Our radar at Binghamton had very impressive radar returns of migrating birds early this morning. I suspect a lot of arriving breeders and a continuation of the later passerine migrants. Of interest, despite decent southerly winds across much of the southern U.S east of the plains, the radar

[cayugabirds-l] Prolonged Period of South Winds Tonight through Wednesday Night

2020-05-23 Thread David Nicosia
All, Beginning tonight and lasting right through at least Wednesday night, we will see southerly winds in central NY. I expect a lot of nocturnal migration each night. Temperatures also are expected to be in the 70s Sunday and Monday and 80s Tuesday-Thursday. I can see a rapid period of

[cayugabirds-l] Delay in Migration

2020-05-21 Thread David Nicosia
All, For the past few days there has been an upper level low pressure system spinning about over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. This feature is cut off from the main polar jet stream current which is flowing across Canada see

[cayugabirds-l] Slowest spring migration in a very long time Broome Co., flood gates of migration soon to open...

2020-05-12 Thread David Nicosia
All, This spring season is the slowest evolving migration season that I can remember in a long time in Broome Co. (20 years at least). I basically am seeing the same warbler species that I had May 2-3: Black-throated blues, greens, blackburnian, ovenbird, nashville, northern and louisiana

[cayugabirds-l] Weather for May 9th Global Big Day in central NY....not good news

2020-05-07 Thread David Nicosia
All, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Saturday's weather is looking downright awful. We are looking at a record breaking cold air mass with strong northwest winds and temperatures mainly in the 30s most of the day. In addition, there will be off and on snow/rain showers which will reduce

[cayugabirds-l] Important- Contributing to the NY Breeding Bird Atlas Project via EBird.

2020-04-19 Thread david nicosia
All,  The only way to contribute to the NY Breeding Bird Atlas is through the special NY BBA portal on ebird.  To do this, you must go into your ebird checklist(s) and in the upper right click on "Checklist Tools" and a drop down menu appears and you will see "change portal". Click on that and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] The phoebe is back!

2020-03-26 Thread david nicosia
Yep. We have had a few Phoebe reports in Broome Co. too.  On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 09:01:55 AM EDT, wrote: The male phoebe ( or A male phoebe) just landed confidently on our deck railing and surveyed the yard!  We have had a pair nesting here for last three years and they love

[cayugabirds-l] NY Breeding Bird Atlas III 2020-2025 information

2020-02-27 Thread David Nicosia
All, First of all I want every one to know that any breeding bird atlas question(s) that you have, please contact me via email. Secondly, to contribute to the breeding bird atlas you need to use ebird and be in the NY Breeding Bird Atlas portal. Both android and iphones have an excellent ebird

[nysbirds-l] Black-Headed Gull southeast corner of Cayuga Lake Today

2020-02-09 Thread David Nicosia
see ebird list for photos and more details. https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S64270371 Best, Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Black-headed Gull - credit where credit is due

2020-02-09 Thread David Nicosia
I have noticed a few ebird reports that state I found the BHGU. It was Ken Kemphues who originally found what he thought was a Bonaparte's gull. There were 5 of us, Ken, Diane Morton, Suzanne Giffin, myself and of course Bob McGuire who was leading the field trip. After looking at bird we

[cayugabirds-l] Black headed gull se Cayuga Lake

2020-02-09 Thread David Nicosia
Bird is in water by ice edge just below East shore park now. We are looking at it from across from sewage plant. Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Varied Thrush in Candor

2020-01-02 Thread David Nicosia
-- Forwarded message - From: Wes Blauvelt Date: Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 11:49 AM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Varied Thrush in Candor To: David Nicosia Thanks Dave. I along with Adam Troyer staked our the location for about an hour this morning. If the pin location is correct

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Varied Thrush in Candor

2020-01-02 Thread David Nicosia
I have not received any information on varied thrush. Wes Blauevelt is at the exact location from ebird with no luck so far. -- Forwarded message - From: Wes Blauvelt Date: Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 10:50 AM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Varied Thrush in Candor To: David Nicosia Hi

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Varied Thrush in Candor

2020-01-01 Thread David Nicosia
I sent him an email. I have it from being an ebird reviewer for Tioga co. I asked him to text or call me if he relocates it. I also asked if it would be ok to come by and try to relocate it. I'll keep people posted. On Wed, Jan 1, 2020, 3:20 PM Lee Ann van Leer wrote: > Anyone know if

[cayugabirds-l] American Crows calling after dark

2019-10-26 Thread David Nicosia
I had a fire in my burn pit this evening well after sunset in the dark. I thought I heard a crow caw in the distance a few times. Then I was certain as the bird came pretty close to my house overhead. There was other american crows cawing at times too for at least an hour or so between 800 and 900

Re: [cayugabirds-l] US population trends; time frame for bird study

2019-09-26 Thread David Nicosia
What's even more confusing is that 100 years ago there wasn't nearly the forest cover locally. Is it possible that the small patches of woods that were present back then were loaded with forest migrants so the perception was many more birds(like the central park effect?)? It's hard to believe that

Re: [cayugabirds-l] could someone explain the radar tonight?

2019-09-15 Thread David Nicosia
Birds are still moving despite south winds. On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:36 PM Alicia wrote: > It looks like there is a significant radar bloom on the Binghamton radar > that has expanded a bit over the past 90 minutes, yet according to > windy.com, there are steady and significant south winds all

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

2019-09-08 Thread David Nicosia
We had a smaller group today vs previous weeks, I counted 26 at one point. This is no surprise given the Muckrace the day before. Nevertheless, we had an excellent outing with still a nice group of shorebirds and an even greater group of people. We had all levels from beginner to advanced. Many

[cayugabirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Sunday Sept 8th 7 am

2019-09-06 Thread David Nicosia
We will be doing another guided shorebird walk at Montezuma KM marsh this coming Sunday September 8th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am. The dike between K-M marsh and Puddler's Marsh will be open to us. If folks want to meet at the East Rd parking area that is fine too. The group will

[cayugabirds-l] 50+ American Golden-Plovers Montezuma Knox-Marsellus Marsh Today Aug 31 2019

2019-08-31 Thread David Nicosia
During our guided shorebird walk this morning, which was attended by 60-70 people, we had a large number of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS flyover with some landing. There were a few smaller flocks but I and others got on a larger flock of medium sized shorebirds moderately high up. I was able to get my

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird Walk Today August 25th, 2019 Montezuma NWR

2019-08-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had another very successful shorebird walk today Sunday August 25th along the dike between Knox-Marsellus Marsh and Puddler’s marsh. Between 715 am and 200 pm, we had a total of 70 people from different bird clubs around the area. I began with the group mostly from the Cayuga Bird Club.

[nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Sunday Aug 25th 7 am

2019-08-23 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will be doing another guided shorebird walk at Montezuma KM marsh this coming Sunday August 25th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am. The dike between K-M marsh and Puddler's Marsh will be open to us. If folks want to meet at the East Rd parking area that is fine too. The group

[cayugabirds-l] Major Diurnal Migration in the South Central U.S again

2019-08-15 Thread David Nicosia
All, I wonder what is moving and how common this is. I will have to look at some archive data but I bet this is a normal occurrence. I wonder what types of birds: swallows, swifts, nighthawks, icterids, waterfowl, cranes??? see https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/full_lite_loop.php Dave

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Diurnal Migration on This Morning's Radar

2019-08-14 Thread David Nicosia
> > Peter > > On Aug 14, 2019, at 10:05 AM, David Nicosia wrote: > > The radar imagery from NWS Binghamton continues to show what looks to be > bird migration well after sunrise. As of this writing it is 1000 am and we > are still picking up biological targets. Since the lower atmo

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Diurnal Migration on This Morning's Radar

2019-08-14 Thread David Nicosia
lly > petered out at 6 AM, but then picked up again. That would seem to favor > diurnal migration rather than a continuation of that from overnight. > > Peter > > On Aug 14, 2019, at 10:05 AM, David Nicosia wrote: > > The radar imagery from NWS Binghamton continues to s

[cayugabirds-l] Diurnal Migration on This Morning's Radar

2019-08-14 Thread David Nicosia
The radar imagery from NWS Binghamton continues to show what looks to be bird migration well after sunrise. As of this writing it is 1000 am and we are still picking up biological targets. Since the lower atmosphere's thermals haven't begun, it is likely these targets are not insects. Could this

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Morning Sun August 11th - 71 species, 12 species of shorebirds

2019-08-11 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had nice group of birders this morning Sunday August 11th for the first of several shorebird walks at Montezuma along the dike between Knox-Marsellus and Puddler's Marsh. We had between 20 and 25 people. The weather was perfect: low humidity, a light breeze and few insect issues. The

[nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Sunday Aug 11th 7 am

2019-08-04 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will be doing the first guided shorebird walk at Montezuma this coming Sunday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am. The dike between K-M marsh and Puddler Marsh will be open to us. I suggest we all meet at the visitor's center at 7 am because I want to go where the

[nysbirds-l] Shorebird Walks Montezuma NWR

2019-08-01 Thread David Nicosia
To all those who have been inquiring, there will be at least 3 shorebird walks at Montezuma which will include the dike walks at Knox-Marcellus and Puddlers Marsh. Details will be coming soon, but I can share with you the dates that I am leading: Sunday August 11th, Sunday August 25th and Sunday

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive and East Rd Today 7/26/19

2019-07-26 Thread David Nicosia
All, Took a quick trip up to wildlife drive today since it has been quite some time for me. I saw nothing unusual. Shorebirds are increasing and seem to be concentrated in the channel before Larue's, Eaton Marsh (some) and especially Benning Marsh. Benning had a lot of peeps, mostly LEAST

Re: [cayugabirds-l] anyone love trying to identify bird nests from photos?

2019-07-21 Thread david nicosia
What? They shot into your yard? Even if they didn't wound a bird that's highly illegal to shoot a firearm into another person's property. Report it again call the sherriffs office DEC police etc.  This person should do some jail time.   Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Jul 20, 2019

[cayugabirds-l] Mississippi Kite Town of Binghamton Broome Co. May 31st, 2019

2019-07-12 Thread David Nicosia
Received this late ebird report of a MISSISSIPPI KITE from Town of Binghamton,.the other day from May 31st. Bird hasn't been seen since unfortunately. This is a first ebird report of this species in Broome Co, not sure if it is a first record though Here is the report and photos.

[nysbirds-l] Wilson's Snipe near Cincinnatus, NY Cortland Co.

2019-07-01 Thread David Nicosia
On my way to Chenango Co this morning I noticed an odd looking bird on a power pole over a wet meadow. My impression was a Wilson's Snipe. So I stopped my car turned around and went back. On one pole indeed there was a Wilson's Snipe. I took some photos and then drove a little way down Rte 26 to

[cayugabirds-l] New Michigan SF North Rd Chenango Co. NY- Swainson's Thrush YES!

2019-07-01 Thread David Nicosia
I went back to New Michigan SF in Pharsalia, NY with the focus of finding Swainson's thrush. I did a survey of singing birds last week and failed to locate this species which is among my favorites. So, I started on North road coming from the south where I have had these birds in years past. After

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Dryden, NY - Hammond Hill State Forest Birding: Few Birds

2019-06-26 Thread David Nicosia
Gregoire > Field Ornithologists > Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory > 5373 Fitzgerald Rd > Burdett, NY 14818 > 42.443508000, -76.758202000 > "Create and Conserve Habitat" > > On 2019-06-23 20:13, David Nicosia wrote: > > Chris, > > Fortunately, I have

[cayugabirds-l] New Michigan State Forest Today 6/24/2019 vs 2016 and 2013

2019-06-24 Thread David Nicosia
I spent over 4 hours and a total of 9.3 miles driving the roads in New Michigan State Forest counting singing male birds like I do every few years or so. This year was excellent. However, they are lumbering some of the big spruces in "stripcuts" to help regenerate young spruce. Apparently, the

[nysbirds-l] Fw: eBird Report - New Michigan SF--North Rd., Jun 24, 2019

2019-06-24 Thread david nicosia
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android - Forwarded Message - From: "ebird-checkl...@cornell.edu" To: "daven1...@yahoo.com" Cc: Sent: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 2:59 PM Subject: eBird Report - New Michigan SF--North Rd., Jun 24, 2019 New Michigan SF--North Rd., Chenango, New York, US Jun

Re: [nysbirds-l] Dryden, NY - Hammond Hill State Forest Birding: Few Birds

2019-06-23 Thread David Nicosia
Chris, Fortunately, I have found the opposite for the most part I did two trips this past week one to Triangle State Forest and Hawkins Pond State Forest in Broome County and neotropical migrants were quite common especially Red-Eyed Vireos, Ovenbirds. see: Triangle State Forest:

[cayugabirds-l] Junco habitat: a question.

2019-06-09 Thread David Nicosia
I have a question about junco habitat. Maybe no one will know but I figured these email lists might have some answers. So at my home in Johnson City along the southern tier, I live on the edge of town on a hill in a suburban setting. Lots of yards and lots of scattered mainly Norway spruces.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive - Red Necked Ph

2019-06-01 Thread david nicosia
vers the next day before accepting her report. Please describe and/or photograph rare birds to establish a solid record. Thanks. 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 con

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive - Red Necked Phalarope and other shorebirds

2019-05-31 Thread David Nicosia
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 turnstone or whimbrels of days past. But there was one female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE I think initially spotted by Dave Kennedy and then re-found by Scott

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chemung County Black Vulture

2019-05-29 Thread David Nicosia
This is a good report. We are getting them occasionally now in Broome County. As far as I know, there is limited ebird use in Chemung Co and no email list serve so any reports of good birds is welcome. Its only a 45 minutes drive for us and we would love to hear more about their rarities. On Wed,

[cayugabirds-l] Red Knots NJ Delaware Bay Good News

2019-05-26 Thread David Nicosia
I have been in south NJ past couple days for the annual spring shorebird migration and I had a conversation with one of the folks who works with the Red Knots and other shorebirds. He told me that the preliminary numbers from last night's aerial survey is 30,000 Red Knots which is way above the 10

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 19, 2019

2019-05-19 Thread David Nicosia
Chris, Hopefully it is a cyclical thing. One of our best spots in Broome Co King Street Town of Barker has had more migrants than I have seen in several years. Diversity and numbers are up for most warblers and other neotropical migrants this year. I also have noticed in a few other spots in the

[cayugabirds-l] Birds are moving via radar

2019-05-17 Thread David Nicosia
Even with north winds aloft the birds are coming. Its getting to that point where they just need to get where they are going. see https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar_lite.php?rid=bgm=N0R=1110=yes Its not the heaviest migration but it is a sign that the birds are going regardless now.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weather Forecasting Tools

2019-05-16 Thread David Nicosia
One note of caution with this: it is only the surface winds. Birds, as you know, migrate from a few thousand feet up to probably over 10,000 feet in some cases and species. I find this website most helpful for winds aloft forecasts... https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weather Forecasting Tools

2019-05-16 Thread david nicosia
One note of caution with this: it is only the surface winds. Birds, as you know, migrate from a few thousand feet up to probably over 10,000 feet in some cases and species.  I find this website most helpful for winds aloft forecasts... https://weather.cod.edu/forecast/    Pick the model of

[nysbirds-l] 23 Red-Throated Loons Whitney Point Reservoir Broome County 4/6/19

2019-04-06 Thread David Nicosia
Adrian Burke and I found an amazing concentration (for Broome Co.) of Red-Throated Loons on the upper end of the Whitney Point reservoir this morning. We were observing from Upper Lisle County Park and counted at least 21 RT Loons all together. Later, Dan Watkins drove up Kiebal Rd Whitney Point

[cayugabirds-l] Radar showing nice early migratory flight in much of central NY.

2019-03-30 Thread David Nicosia
BGM radar is lighting up nicely with migratory birds at this hour. With a strong cold front crossing the region between 5 am and 7 am Sunday, there will be many new arrivals around and numbers should be up. Sunday could be a great day. Bundle up though as much colder air will be upon us. Dave

[nysbirds-l] Black Vulture Vestal, NY Broome Co. 3/22/19 - they keep spreading north!

2019-03-22 Thread David Nicosia
Today I had one BLACK VULTURE slowly heading north over Murphy's Pits Vestal NY. This is the third year in a row that we have had at least 1 BV in Broome Co. I wonder how long it will be when it is not that big of a deal to see this species in the southern tier? We still flag it as a rare

[nysbirds-l] 2 Eurasian Wigeons Vestal, NY Broome County Today 3/19/2019!!

2019-03-19 Thread David Nicosia
We had two EURASIAN WIGEONS at Murphy's Pits today. The birds were found this morning by Victor Lamoureux. These birds are very rare in Broome Co. and to have two to of them is amazing. Here is my ebird list with some poor photos... https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54019715 Best, Dave Nicosia

Re: Re:[cayugabirds-l] RWBB /other spring signs

2019-03-13 Thread david nicosia
We had a big "goose" flight down here too.  skies were filled, birds were quite high up so you had to really look. Many snows at least from my home. All birds were heading northwest toward Finger Lakes On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:26:05 PM EDT, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: A few

[nysbirds-l] Sabine's Gull Broome County September 25th, 2018

2018-09-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, Ace birder Jon Weeks found a SABINE'S GULL at Dorchester Park Whitney Point, NY late this morning in the middle of a driving rain. The bird initially was on the water and then eventually flew, showing off its distinct wing pattern. The bird was an adult. Unfortunately, the bird didn't stay

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

2018-09-23 Thread David Nicosia
I looked over the radar this morning and I didn't see anything obvious around 938 am. Thermals are just beginning to rise at this time plus all the fog that was around was lifting. Not sure from the data I have at home. I will check from work tomorrow where I have higher resolution data. On Sun,

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 1 September 7 am

2018-08-28 Thread David Nicosia
All, This coming Saturday morning, 1 September, there will be another shorebird walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. At 7am we will caravan from the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center to the East Rd overlook. Folks can meet us at the East Road overlook at 715

[nysbirds-l] Today's Guided Montezuma Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh

2018-08-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had an awesome day, people were very nice, weather was perfect, habitat excellent and there were good numbers and variety of shorebirds and other birds too. We had great views of BAIRD'S, WHITE-RUMPED, SEMIPALMATED, LEAST, PECTORAL and STILT SANDPIPERS. Also present were both species of

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swallows

2018-08-25 Thread David Nicosia
There was a massive take off of swallows at sunrise this morning seen from the Montezuma visitor's center. I just estimated 2 but I bet it was more like 20+our radar detected a big take off ring this morning. Birds reached up to 8000 feet 10 minutes or so after take off!!! On Sat, Aug

Re:[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 25 August 7 am

2018-08-24 Thread David Nicosia
In case it didn't go throughI sent this two days ago. On Wed, Aug 22, 2018, 2:21 PM David Nicosia wrote: > This coming Saturday morning, 25 August, there will be another shorebird > walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife > Refuge. > > At 7am

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Shorebird Walk This Saturday 25 August 7 am

2018-08-22 Thread David Nicosia
This coming Saturday morning, 25 August, there will be another shorebird walk into normally restricted areas at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. At 7am we will caravan from the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center to the East Rd overlook. Folks can meet us at the East Road overlook at 715 am if

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Sanderlings

2018-08-21 Thread David Nicosia
Just had 3 sanderlings Dorchester plus a Ruddy turnstone. Must have been another small wave like a few weeks back. On Tue, Aug 21, 2018, 7:07 PM John Greenly wrote: > 5 Sanderlings at Myers point, 7 pm, (juvenile plumage). > > John Greenly > Ludlowville > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: >

Re: ADMIN: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scouting party or wrecking crew?

2018-08-11 Thread David Nicosia
I would also add a MERLIN flushed a lot of shorebirds out of KM marsh on Friday and that is why the RUFF ended up at Benning. Plus we had a PEREGRINE FALCON today also flushing a lot of birds of which many returned back to their original places. On Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 7:09 PM Christopher T.

[cayugabirds-l] eBird -- Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh -- Aug 11, 2018

2018-08-11 Thread David Nicosia
Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marsellus Marsh Aug 11, 2018 7:21 AM Traveling 2.00 miles 266 minutes All birds reported? Yes 71 species. Comments: Had 20 people on this weekend's shorebird walk. Weather was mostly cloudy. Temperatures in the 60s. Light breeze. 50 Canada Goose -- Estimated 1 Trumpeter

[nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am

2018-08-05 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will be doing another guided shorebird walk to K-M and Puddler's Marshes Montezuma this coming Saturday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am or if you desire you can go to the East Road overlook by 715 am. There have been some great birds reported recently here

[nysbirds-l] Guided Shorebird Walk Knox-Marcellus Marsh Sat August 11th 7 am

2018-08-05 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will be doing another guided shorebird walk to K-M and Puddler's Marshes Montezuma this coming Saturday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am or if you desire you can go to the East Road overlook by 715 am. See attached flyer There have been some great birds reported

[cayugabirds-l] First southbound migrants Broome Co.

2018-07-07 Thread David Nicosia
Had my first "fall" LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Upper Lisle County Park last evening Broome Co. The bird was an adult in what appeared to me as worn breeding plumage. I also had a small group of RING-BILLED GULLS (13) loafing at Dorchester Park. This is the first group of these birds I have seen since

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-22 Thread david nicosia
, -76.758202000 On 2018-06-20 16:43, David Nicosia wrote: I remember this conversation last year. If there is a marked rapid decline in song birds as reported, then something has occurred in the past couple years that is wiping our birds out. Habitat loss is a gradual slow process that would

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-20 Thread David Nicosia
I remember this conversation last year. If there is a marked rapid decline in song birds as reported, then something has occurred in the past couple years that is wiping our birds out. Habitat loss is a gradual slow process that would not be so readily noticed on a wide scale from year to year.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-20 Thread David Nicosia
I remember this conversation last year. If there is a marked rapid decline in song birds as reported, then something has occurred in the past couple years that is wiping our birds out. Habitat loss is a gradual slow process that would not be so readily noticed on a wide scale from year to year.

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma Today May 29th, 2018- Red Knot, Red-Necked Phalarope

2018-05-29 Thread David Nicosia
All, I had a change of plans and am not going to the NJ coast for shorebirds. So I decided to try Montezuma again for shorebirds and amazingly I had a pretty awesome day. Good weather usually doesn't mean rare birds for me. That was false today! First stop was Tschache Pool Tower and I could

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018

2018-05-27 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had an awesome turnout for the second spring shorebird walk along part of the restricted area of Tschache Pool. I estimated at least 45 people as some came later and others left earlier. There were 27 cars parked at the parking area by the tower at Tschache at one point! This was the

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Spring Guided Shorebird Walk #2 Tschache Pool This Saturday May 26th 7:00 am

2018-05-23 Thread David Nicosia
All, As a reminder, *this Saturday May 26th 7 am-noon,* we are going to do another guided shorebird walk around a part of Tschache Pool Montezuma NWR that has extensive mudflats. This trail is normally restricted so this is an excellent opportunity to see this part of the refuge. Last Saturday,

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalaropes continue Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY

2018-05-20 Thread David Nicosia
All, I found a lone red-necked phalarope around 7 am this morning on the mudflat adjacent to the Susquehanna River across from River Rd Endwell, NY. The bird flew out of sight and behind some trees that made it hard to refind. I returned later in the morning and was happy to find 2 red-necked

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalarope Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY

2018-05-20 Thread David Nicosia
All, I just had a gorgeous female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in the mudflat area across the Susquehanna River from the guard rail on River Rd Endwell. The bird was on the edge of the mudflat at the river's edge with spotted sandpipers and least sandpipers. The bird unfortunately flushed with the other

Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Guided Spring Shorebird Walk around Tschache Pool This Morning May 19th

2018-05-19 Thread david nicosia
corrected typo.  ugh.  All,  I had the good fortune of leading a shorebird walk around Tschache Pool between 7 am and noon this morning, Saturday May 19th.  This is part of Montezuma's Guided Shorebird Walk program of which they are allowing access to the trail along Tschache Pool. This

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma NWR Guided Spring Shorebird Walk around Tschache Pool This Morning May 19th

2018-05-19 Thread David Nicosia
All, I had the good fortunate of leading a shorebird walk around Tschache Pool between 7 am and noon this morning, Saturday May 19th. This is part of Montezuma's Guided Shorebird Walk program of which they are allowing access to the trail along Tschache Pool. This allowed for close views of

[nysbirds-l] Tschache Pool Shorebird Walk Saturday Morning May 19th 7 am

2018-05-17 Thread David Nicosia
All, I will be leading a shorebird walk around Tschache Pool Saturday Morning. Meet at the* Montezuma Wildlife Refuge Visitor's center at 7 am Saturday. * We will have access to walk along the path that is normally restricted up to the old solar panel post around Tschache Pool. I plan on

[cayugabirds-l] White pelican not refound

2018-05-02 Thread David Nicosia
Fisherman on a boat spooked it and it flew south. Searched of central and southern Park of lake and not refound. Not sure where it goes!! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] May 2 and 3 still looking like two big migration days.

2018-04-30 Thread David Nicosia
See birdcast.info. They have migration maps for the nights of May 1-2 and 2-3. Looks like heavy migration for the east. Bring it on!!! Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican has flown off Whitney Point Dam as of this afternoon.

2018-04-29 Thread David Nicosia
Bird was last seen from end of Keibal Rd Whitney Point on a gravel bar in the middle of the upper reservoir. It was reported to have flown south. Given the horrible weather today including northwest winds, low cloud heights, snow and rain showers I can't see why the bird would leave. I am hoping

[cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican continues upper end of Whitney Point lake Broome county

2018-04-29 Thread David Nicosia
Bird frequents gravel bar, and islands far upper end of lake/reservoir. Seen well from end of Kiebal Rd. Also present red necked grebes, flock of long tailed ducks, surf and white winged scoters. Dave Nicosia. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[nysbirds-l] American White Pelican Upper Lisle County Park this evening 4/28/18

2018-04-28 Thread David Nicosia
Found an American White Pelican by the two islands at the upper end of the Whitney Point, NY reservoir this evening. This is a first Broome record in several years. What an amazing bird. The bird must have dropped in after a strong cold front passed by as bird was not there this morning or early

[cayugabirds-l] Next Week's south winds- lots of arrivals and migrants May 2 and 3

2018-04-28 Thread David Nicosia
Looks like best days will now be May 2 and 3 with prolonged southwest winds and plenty of migrants arriving. Since there will be westerly component to the winds, the arrivals will continue downstate. The downstate area may squeeze out the 4th as well. A front will cross much of upstate NY in the

[cayugabirds-l] Update on Next Week's Potential Migration "Surge"

2018-04-25 Thread David Nicosia
All, Looking at the three most reliable medium range models, the GFS, European and Canadian models, we continue to see a large high pressure system setting up over the southeast U.S Monday night. This high extends from the surface up through up through 10,000 feet and with its clockwise flow,

[cayugabirds-l] May 1-2 first big push of neotropical migrants????

2018-04-23 Thread David Nicosia
I am going out on a limb here, but as a professional weather forecaster we do this at times!! Our three main medium range models, the GFS, European and Canadian Models, all are indicating a Bermuda high set up for the May 1-2 time period. There could be a straight shot of strong low-level winds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] What a Morning!

2018-04-23 Thread David Nicosia
There is NO contrast as the sky is cloudless. No doubt a big push likely going on, but maybe hard to see and very high up. Thermal heights yesterday with full sun reached around 8000 feet high!! Might be hard to see, especially on a cloudless sky. On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:55 AM Christopher T.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)

2018-04-22 Thread david nicosia
Fox sparrows are still over the place in Broome Co, often multiple birds and many birds singing! How nice it is to hear so often the last week or so...  On Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:42:58 AM EDT, Geo Kloppel wrote: I’ve still got numerous Fox Sparrows. Between my

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpiper continues Broome County This morning

2018-04-20 Thread David Nicosia
The UPLAND SANDPIPER continues across the road in a field from 149 Owen Hill Road in Lisle, NY. This was the original field it was found in yesterday. The bird at times hunkers down and is hard to see. The location I put on ebird is the exact spot we saw it. If you put the ebird map in satellite

[cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpiper Broome County

2018-04-19 Thread David Nicosia
Derek Green found an Upland Sandpiper this morning on Owen Hill Road in Lisle, NY. The bird was refound again at around 230 pm by Kevin McGann at 183 Owen Hill Road at 42.3623,-76.0361 I imagine with north winds tonight and Friday and continued snow showers the bird probably will stick around.

[nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis Broome County Upper Lisle County Park

2018-04-16 Thread David Nicosia
This morning Dan Watkins and Rich Youket found a GLOSSY IBIS at Upper Lisle County Park down the truck road next to a red gate that has a STOP sign on it. The bird likes to forage there and often will take off but keeps coming back to the same spot. This is a rare bird for Broome as we get this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front

2018-04-14 Thread david nicosia
will be the norm. I think once the cold front comes through Monday with heavier rain we will see more migrants.  Thanks and good birding to all! Dave  On Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:33:30 AM EDT, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: Last night there was massive migration in the easte

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