[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: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: News Alert: North America has lost 29% of its birds since 1970, study finds. Experts blame habitat loss, pesticides, light pollution and cats.

2019-09-19 Thread David Nicosia
1. Why are european starlings declining? That is crazy but concerning when a seemingly adaptable invasive specie is dying off. 2. Could it be related (in part) to West Nile Virus? https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/11/west-nile-virus-still-wiping-out-birds-across-north-america 3. Grassland

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

[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

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

[cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front

2018-04-13 Thread David Nicosia
Last night there was massive migration in the eastern U.S that stopped in northern NY state where there was a rather diffuse front. Not sure if there will be any significant concentration of migrants. This morning as of this writing the front at the surface is across the northern counties of PA

[nysbirds-l] Potential for major migratory fallout Friday and Saturday in NY

2018-04-12 Thread David Nicosia
All, A major storm system is projected to move from the central Plains Thursday to Illinois Friday and Ohio by Sunday. A very strong southwesterly flow will set up ahead of this storm across much of the eastern U.S into PA and parts of NY state. I imagine with the chilly weather and delayed

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Still hanging around

2018-03-24 Thread david nicosia
I had a light phase rough-legged hawk high up over upper lisle county park today. Bird was drifting north. Likely it was a migrant.  On Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:20:18 PM EDT, Ken Haas wrote: This afternoon, Saturday, I saw 2 light Rough-legged Hawks on Black Road

[cayugabirds-l] Geese flight

2018-02-21 Thread David Nicosia
Both snow and Canada geese flocks all heading north to northwest toward Cayuga Lake. Winds are southwest so they are likely heading to the finger lakes... -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-02-21 Thread david nicosia
Same in Broome county. Hundreds heading your way!! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:54 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: West Danby - lots of Snow Geese have been re-entering the basin this morning on a tail wind out of the south. -Geo --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird Signs of Earlier Spring?

2018-02-14 Thread david nicosia
I have heard Cardinals, titmice, chickadees, and carolina wrens sing on clear, sunny mornings with light winds and temperatures near zero in February for years. Plus, looking at the long term temperature records for Ithaca NY (from the Cornell U. site), surprisingly there has been no long term

[cayugabirds-l] Waterfowl East Shore Park Ithaca and North Mill Pond Union Springs

2018-01-19 Thread David Nicosia
All, Had some time today so decided to leave frozen Broome County with Dan Watkins and check out some waterfowl along Cayuga Lake. We didn't have much time so we focused on East Shore Park Ithaca and North Mill Pond Union Springs where awesome views of waterfowl were possible. East Shore Park

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins and Purple Finches at feeders

2018-01-13 Thread David Nicosia
In Broome County we have had pine siskins show up in several locations in the past couple days too! On Sat, Jan 13, 2018 at 2:24 PM, Nari Mistry wrote: > This morning we have two Pine Siskins and two male Purple Finches at our > feeders, among a hungry horde of birds in this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] the four Black Vultures

2017-12-28 Thread David Nicosia
We had 7 Black Vultures in Vestal NY last spring just south of Binghamton which was a record high for Broome County. We also had another bird reported in the spring in Chenango Bridge NY. I also heard from the Chemung Valley folks that they had 8 BVs this spring a new record for them as well. Who

[cayugabirds-l] Greater White-Fronted Goose Whitney Point Area Broome County -OOB

2017-12-01 Thread David Nicosia
All, We have had a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE at Dorchester Park Whitney Point, NY for over a week now. The bird is within a large flock of Canada Geese (about 300 or so). Occasionally, the bird flies over to the Lopke Gravel Pit Lake which is a few miles away on Rte 79 toward Itaska, NY. This

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017

2017-09-09 Thread David Nicosia
That's supposed to be September 9th. On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:11 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > All, > > Got some great photos of two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS near the very end of > the Dike on K-M Marsh by East Rd. The birds were in the small channel > o

[cayugabirds-l] Baird's Sandpipers Knox-Marcellus Marsh near end of dike by East Rd Sept 10, 2017

2017-09-09 Thread David Nicosia
All, Got some great photos of two BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS near the very end of the Dike on K-M Marsh by East Rd. The birds were in the small channel on the edge of the mud. This was at the end of our shorebird walk this morning. We also saw one BAIRD'S earlier which I assume is one of the two birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] radar/migration

2017-07-25 Thread David Nicosia
No doubt, migration is beginning. go to https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/Conus/northeast_loop.php during the evening after sunset and you can see the birds taking off tonight. Northwest winds and chilly air, birds are moving!! On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 5:17 PM, Eben McLane

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marcellus Marsh update??

2017-07-23 Thread David Nicosia
Does anyone know about the status of K-M marsh? I was there yesterday and it doesn't like any decent shorebird habitat has emerged. It looks like the water levels are too high. I know the Finger Lakes region has seen over 200% of normal rainfall in the last few weeks. Is this just mother nature or

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RUFF location- made easy E-bird!!!

2017-07-11 Thread David Nicosia
a legitimate follow-up use of the RBA text > system. But that is just my opinion. > > Thanks for providing some help, but please don't assume that we can't find > locations because we don't use eBird. I enter all my sightings from my > laptop at home. > > take care,

[cayugabirds-l] RUFF location- made easy E-bird!!!

2017-07-11 Thread David Nicosia
If you use ebird, they have maps and locations in a format that you can zoom in so far to see exactly where the bird of interest is. I never even heard of Kipps Island before but I found the hotspot on ebird and it was very easy to find. Often, if a bird is not seen in a hotspot, a "stakeout"

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dowitchers Reported Montezuma Wildlife Drive Today around 220 pm

2017-07-04 Thread David Nicosia
Scratch that. Photos show they were yellowlegssorry. On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 7:25 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > Had a friend who saw 20 dowitchers from wildlife drive Montezuma > Today. > > He reported them from the "left side" of the main poo

[cayugabirds-l] Dowitchers Reported Montezuma Wildlife Drive Today around 220 pm

2017-07-04 Thread David Nicosia
Had a friend who saw 20 dowitchers from wildlife drive Montezuma Today. He reported them from the "left side" of the main pool. He wasn't sure if short or long-billed. I would image probably short-billed this time of year. Next decent cold front won't be coming through until the weekend. I would

[cayugabirds-l] Knox Marcellus Marsh habitat

2017-07-03 Thread David Nicosia
Looks good for shorebirds. Lots of mudflat emerging. Wet pattern will help as we enter the warmest time of year. Did a quick look. Did not see any shorebirds other than killdeer. However shimmer this time of day bad. If wildlife drive has shorebirds this place should too. Found another dozen or

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca flats shorebirds Montezuma wildlife drive

2017-07-03 Thread David Nicosia
Late spring migrants or beginning fall migrants? 10 least sandpipers many in worn breeding plumage. 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper. 3 lesser yellowlegs. Worn breeding plumage. Several killdeer. Spotted Sandpiper too. Other birds so far Many black terns wildlife drive. Also DICKCISSEL still

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dickcissel StanleyNy

2017-06-23 Thread David Nicosia
Another thing of interest with this species is that an observer on Ebird has recorded night flight calls of DICKCISSELs near Williamsport, PA from June 5-16th well east of their normal range. Is there a movement of this species into NY now?? On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:56 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels - in NY, in the region, and beyond

2017-06-23 Thread David Nicosia
Has anyone checked Seneca Meadows -- Forwarded message -- From: Thomas Fiore Date: Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:28 AM Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels - in NY, in the region, and beyond To: nysbird...@cornell.edu Dickcissels continue to be found in areas

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lack of birds

2017-06-18 Thread David Nicosia
I have noticed that breeding species seem to be in fairly typical numbers in Broome Co. neotropical species included. Neotropical migration was poor and mostly likely related to a cool and chilly May 1-16 with a 2 day warm period with very strong southwest winds on May 18th and 19th. Many of our

[cayugabirds-l] Savannah mucklands shorebirds

2017-05-11 Thread David Nicosia
Many more peeps today. Mostly least sandpiper. Flocks all over. So far 1 pectoral sandpiper and 1 dunlin. Also 4 semipalmated plovers just south of potatoes bldg. Many more shorebirds distant. Had 1 dowitcher presumably short billed but too far to be sure. Waterfowl numbers way down. Hopefully

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today 5-3-2017

2017-05-03 Thread David Nicosia
All, Took a day trip to Montezuma and vicinity. Started at Visitor's Center and the place was pretty much void of shorebirds. Just a small grouping of about 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS. There could have been more as many were hidden in the grass by the edge of the swamp. I heard a SORA with its calls

[cayugabirds-l] Carncross rd Pectoral Sandpipers

2017-05-03 Thread David Nicosia
Loads of yellowlegs both species in the flooded cornfield. There were at least 2 pectoral sandpipers too along with one least sandpiper. There could be more species as lighting was bad and winds just hampered my efforts. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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