[cayugabirds-l] FW: Benefield: Bird lovers instituting safety measures in face of avian flu

2022-08-09 Thread Deb Grantham
FYI. Deb https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/benefield-bird-lovers-instituting-safety-measures-in-face-of-avian-flu/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Horned Lark?

2022-07-13 Thread Deb Grantham
Sorry, “around here” is Sheffield Road, Ithaca/Enfield town line. Deb I just saw what I think is a northern flicker but a female. Dark bib and red spot on back of head, very spotted breast, long bill, no mustache. This year is the first year I’ve seen them around here. Deb From:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Horned Lark?

2022-07-13 Thread Deb Grantham
I just saw what I think is a northern flicker but a female. Dark bib and red spot on back of head, very spotted breast, long bill, no mustache. This year is the first year I’ve seen them around here. Deb From: bounce-126673961-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent:

[cayugabirds-l] more on feeders and avian flu

2022-04-25 Thread Deb Grantham
https://www.morningagclips.com/help-stop-avian-flu-take-down-your-bird-feeders-2/ Mostly directed at people who have poultry, either commercial or backyard. Deb ___ Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Avian flu

2022-04-19 Thread Deb Grantham
This article suggests stopping feeding for a while -- Minnesota: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/04/15/u-expert-stop-backyard-bird-feeding-while-avian-flu-spreads USDA talks about protecting domestic flocks:

[cayugabirds-l] pileated

2022-04-12 Thread Deb Grantham
Saw one yesterday morning after hearing it to alert me, and then heard one in the same area this morning. Sheffield Road, Ithaca/Enfield town line, just north of Rt. 79. Deb Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Cornell Institute for Resource

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer and Rusties

2022-03-06 Thread Deb Grantham
I thought I saw that distinctive flight out of the corner of my eye yesterday. Sheffield Road, Ithaca. Deb On Mar 6, 2022 11:08 AM, Laurie Michelman wrote: I was wondering if anyone else saw some Killdeer. I just saw three in Skaneateles. Heard them first. Great to see them back. -Laurie

[cayugabirds-l] red-bellied woodpecker

2022-03-01 Thread Deb Grantham
One red-bellied woodpecker seen three times within an hour on Monday afternoon. Lit on silver maple. Sheffield Road, just north of Rt. 79. Deb ___ Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Cornell

RE: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese feeding with Canada geese

2022-02-27 Thread Deb Grantham
I hope they stick around for a day or two! Deb From: Susan Evans-Pond Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2022 4:08 PM To: Deb Grantham ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese feeding with Canada geese I found the snow geese Deb mentioned, about 20-25, with 1 adult blue morph

[cayugabirds-l] snow geese feeding with Canada geese

2022-02-26 Thread Deb Grantham
On ag field along Rt 79, north side of 79 and first ag field past the Lindermere apartments. Flock of Canada geese gleaning and a few snow geese, maybe a handful, mixed in. Deb Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Cornell Institute for Resource

RE:[cayugabirds-l] TUVU & CORA

2022-02-26 Thread Deb Grantham
I'm on Sheffield Road, Ithaca/Enfield town line, about ¼ mile north of 79. A turkey vulture circled a bit, then landed on the side of the road. There also was a crow on the side of the road about 2 feet away from the TV. Down the bank from the road was something dead that had been thrown there

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Surprise!

2022-01-23 Thread Deb Grantham
I also have them flying over and circling, but rarely see any on the ground unless there's something dead. But early winter, I saw 3 high in a tree, early in the day. I watched them stretch their wings, sun a little, and then take off. One took longer to wake up, took off about 10 minutes after

[cayugabirds-l] monoculars

2021-12-11 Thread Deb Grantham
Hello, Anyone have thoughts about a monocular that could be attached to a phone for photos? Gift for a birding sister. Deb Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences Faculty Fellow, Cornell Atkinson Center

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Bell Station Auction canceled!

2021-09-24 Thread Deb Grantham
Might be good to send Governor a thank you note. Deb -Original Message- From: bounce-125941408-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Suan Hsi Yong Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 4:13 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bell Station Auction canceled! Governor Secures

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings fly catching?

2021-08-16 Thread Deb Grantham
It sure is! Deb From: bounce-125835505-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Peter Saracino Sent: Monday, August 16, 2021 8:21 AM To: Suan Hsi Yong Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings fly catching? Great shot Suan! Pete Sar On Sun, Aug 15, 2021, 11:23 PM Suan

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings fly catching?

2021-08-13 Thread Deb Grantham
I saw cedar waxwings hunting insects one time years ago over Dryden Lake. From: bounce-125832497-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Regi Teasley Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 6:23 PM To: Sara Jane Hymes Cc: madonna stallmann ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings

RE: [cayugabirds-l] YB Cuckoo

2021-06-09 Thread Deb Grantham
I’ve been hearing a yellow-billed off and on all spring, up here on Sheffield Road. Deb From: bounce-125699133-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Nancy Cusumano Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:36 AM To: Donna Lee Scott Cc: Suan Hsi Yong ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] YB

RE: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing From: bounce-125563710-15001...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-125563710-15001...@list.cornell.edu> [mailto:bounce-125563710-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Deb Grantham Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:06 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L

RE: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
Very clever! I want one! Deb From: Holly Noble Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:08 PM To: Deb Grantham Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds A weight sensitive feeder closes access to the seed openings when a certain amount of weight is on the perch

[cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
Hi, A neighbor of mine is bothered that she gets a lot of grackles and starlings at her feeders, and that they hog all the food she puts out. Any suggestions? Deb -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] because there have been a few questions

2021-03-30 Thread Deb Grantham
A local resource: Caring for wildlife in Cornell's own backyard | Alumni, parents, and friends | Cornell University Deb -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald Eagles

2021-03-17 Thread Deb Grantham
Nancy and I were just up there - I would believe 400,000!! Deb From: bounce-125469616-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Johnson, Alyssa Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:25 PM To: Nancy Cusumano ; Marc Devokaitis Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Flock of snow geese on ground

2021-03-14 Thread Deb Grantham
A flock of several hundred snow geese flew overhead from south heading north and then probably set down in an ag field north of me. They swirled and swirled as they descended. Sheffield Road, Ithaca/Enfield town line, not far north of Rt. 79. I think the field is too interior to see them on

[cayugabirds-l] crows nesting

2021-03-12 Thread Deb Grantham
Pair of crows building a nest in big silver maple right next to my house. I think they started 2 days ago. Have had several busy periods in that time. I hope they stick with it. I need to plant some tiny tree seedlings under the drip line of that tree. Hope it won't disturb them too much.

[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2021-03-11 Thread Deb Grantham
FOY pair of killdeer in my pasture on Sheffield Road today. Crow was very busy today carrying twigs and working to break twigs off of bushes. I only saw one at a time. Again, Sheffield Road. Deb -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Geese

2021-03-10 Thread Deb Grantham
I've been hearing lots of Canada geese at night here, over Sheffield Road. As late as 11 pm. This morning, I saw a large V of Canada geese, then one of Canada geese with 4 white and I assume snow geese leading it, then a large sloppy V (I notice the snow geese have sloppier Vs than Canada

RE: [cayugabirds-l] gynandromorph cardinal

2021-02-25 Thread Deb Grantham
Also, many soaps and cosmetics have hormone distruptors in them. It gets into the water and so everyone and everything drinking that water is exposed. Deb From: bounce-125417911-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Regi Teasley Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:48 AM To:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Large Crow flight

2021-02-23 Thread Deb Grantham
I live up on Sheffield Road, Ithaca/Enfield town line. I used to see many, probably hundreds, crows commuting up here every morning not long after it got light. They’d come from the southeast, City of Ithaca (I actually followed and backtracked them a couple of times), heading northwest. As

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Color change without molt

2021-02-21 Thread Deb Grantham
I read about that, too, although can’t remember where. Deb From: bounce-125404995-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Peter Saracino Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:44 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Color change without molt I recently read a curious account in

[cayugabirds-l] golden eagle

2021-02-08 Thread Deb Grantham
Golden eagle about 4:45 pm on east side of Route 89 in Seneca County, a ways north of Van Doren Beach Road. Sitting in a tree, high up, and then flew. Also, gray catbird under Eastern cedar in my yard on Sheffield Road (about ½ mile north of Rt. 79). They are around all year, a number of them.

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

2021-01-09 Thread Deb Grantham
That’s a good idea. Deb From: Regi Teasley Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:06 PM To: Deb Grantham Cc: Dave Nutter ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Future of Lott Farm & Basin Upland Sandpipers? Might Finger Lakes Land Trust help with this? Regi “The fu

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

2021-01-09 Thread Deb Grantham
NRCS has incentives/subsidies for ag land placed in conservation easements, including for wildlife habitat. I don’t know that it would be enough for them, though. Probably going through the Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District is the way to go. I can check around a bit. Deb

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

2021-01-09 Thread Deb Grantham
That’s a nutrient loading issue, I’m sure. Deb From: bounce-125276770-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Nancy Cusumano Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:39 PM To: Regi Teasley Cc: Marie P. Read ; Bard Prentiss ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board

[cayugabirds-l] bald eagle

2020-12-29 Thread Deb Grantham
At just about noon, saw a bald eagle flying south over City of Ithaca, over the buildings just east of and parallel to Meadow Street. Deb -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] FW: snow geese

2020-12-15 Thread Deb Grantham
And one more addendum - I'm at 421 Sheffield Road, Ithaca, town line between Ithaca and Enfield, maybe ¼ mile north of Rt. 79. 22 acres, a lot of open acres with some wetland at the bottom. Deb From: bounce-125221731-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Deb Grantham Sent: Tuesday

[cayugabirds-l] FW: snow geese

2020-12-15 Thread Deb Grantham
This: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker#<https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-bellied_Woodpecker> Donna gently corrected me. Deb From: Deb Grantham Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:54 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: snow geese Just had a flock of about 10

[cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2020-12-15 Thread Deb Grantham
Just had a flock of about 100 snow geese go overhead coming from south or south west-ish, heading northeast. On Sunday, saw a raft of hundreds of white birds on the lake, out in the middle, from Rt. 89 in East Varick. Pretty sure they were snow geese but it was very far for me with my limited

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes?

2020-12-03 Thread Deb Grantham
At least 18 flew overhead near the Visitor’s Pool this afternoon about 3:15 or 3:30, in a couple of groups with stragglers in between. Deb From: bounce-125191134-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Peter Saracino Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:47 PM To: Laura Stenzler Cc: Johnson,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2020-11-30 Thread Deb Grantham
There was a report a few weeks ago of a black bear up here around Sheffield Road, too. From: bounce-125179948-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Dave Nutter Sent: Monday, November 30, 2020 12:11 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Siskins I haven’t seen them yet today, but

[cayugabirds-l] American woodcock

2020-08-27 Thread Deb Grantham
I've scared up a bird in my pasture at night 2 or 3 times now. It flies with quick wing beats and rolls as it goes. Last night it landed close to me and I got a good look at it in my headlamp beam - American woodcock - a first for me! Deb

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoos

2020-05-25 Thread Deb Grantham
I hear them quite often up here on Sheffield Road, although more in the evenings. I'm not sure I've ever spotted one, though. Deb -Original Message- From: bounce-124653406-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of anneb.cl...@gmail.com Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 11:58 AM To:

[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2020-05-09 Thread Deb Grantham
The killdeer nesting in my riding ring hatched their eggs either yesterday evening or early this morning. There were 3 chicks running around with the parents today. Deb ___ Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest

[cayugabirds-l] male yellow warbler

2020-05-08 Thread Deb Grantham
On brush along inlet at Ithaca Feed around 2:30 pm. Deb -- 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] Wild turkey

2020-05-08 Thread Deb Grantham
Wild turkeys this spring up near Sheffield Road and Rt. 79. But now I’ve been seeing a single turkey in one particular field a couple times a day for the last several days. From: bounce-124615914-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Donna Lee Scott Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 11:19 AM To:

[cayugabirds-l] FW: WNY PRISM Webinar Series

2020-05-07 Thread Deb Grantham
Just thought some people might be interested in this webinar on birds and invasive species. Deb From: bounce-124612189-73678...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of WNY PRISM Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:49 AM To: CCE-WESTERNPRISM-L Subject: WNY PRISM Webinar Series Hello partners, The second

[cayugabirds-l] Sheffield Road

2020-05-03 Thread Deb Grantham
Saw an Eastern kingbird twice today, too far apart in time to tell if there are 2 birds. Plenty of song sparrows. Killdeer still on nest in riding ring. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Of Unleashed Dogs and Waterthrushes

2020-04-27 Thread Deb Grantham
Yes, this is an on-going problem. My dogs are always on leash when not in the house or a contained area (such as an indoor arena where they are the only dogs running loose). Right now, one of my dogs is a German shepherd. I have had German shepherds for decades and mine would NEVER have done

[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2020-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
After several years absence, a pair of killdeer are nesting in my sand riding ring again. I haven't tried to spot the eggs but one is sitting in the same spot for hours on end and this morning did the injured bird routine when my dog and I got too close. They used to nest in the riding ring,

RE:[cayugabirds-l] wonder if anyone knows more?

2020-04-13 Thread Deb Grantham
Thanks for the details. I hope it goes well for him. Deb From: Borzik, Rose Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:28 AM To: Deb Grantham ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: wonder if anyone knows more? Hi All, The news report is accurate. I received a call from Cortland emergency dispatch looking

[cayugabirds-l] wonder if anyone knows more?

2020-04-13 Thread Deb Grantham
Injured bald eagle on Saturday: https://www.14850.com/041213479-bald-eagle-2004/ Deb ___ Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences Faculty Fellow,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Something to brighten your day

2020-04-01 Thread Deb Grantham
Thank you! Deb From: bounce-124478460-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Susan S. Lang Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 7:17 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Something to brighten your day Here's a wonderful and short video of birds, guaranteed to make you smile:

[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2020-03-26 Thread Deb Grantham
FOY killdeer in my sand riding ring this morning. ___ Deborah G. Grantham Director, Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences Faculty Fellow, Cornell Atkinson Center for a

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Two Robins yesterday (2/21/20) & a "Dawn Chorus" at 1pm today.

2020-02-22 Thread Deb Grantham
Three robins in willows around 421 Sheffield Road in the last ½ hour. Deb From: bounce-124397169-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Therese O'Connor Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:32 PM To: Nari Mistry Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Two Robins yesterday (2/21/20) &

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-27 Thread Deb Grantham
As this article says, it's a survival food -- poor people learned to eat it and like it. Lots of good food and cooking originates that way. Deb -Original Message- From: bounce-124056804-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Magnus Fiskesjo Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 10:30 AM To:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-27 Thread Deb Grantham
Fascinating! -Original Message- From: bounce-124056725-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Stanley Scharf Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:09 AM To: Regi Teasley Cc: darlingtonbets ; Maryfaith Miller ; anneb.cl...@gmail.com; bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com; CAYUGABIRDS-L

RE: [cayugabirds-l] How to help birds

2019-09-26 Thread Deb Grantham
, 2019 11:54 AM To: Deb Grantham ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] How to help birds Compost all you can; I save out most used paper towels and tissues and mix with my big compost pile leaves, grass, veg garbage etc. Having a few small woodsy plots here, I also make "wildlife hut&q

RE: [cayugabirds-l] How to help birds

2019-09-26 Thread Deb Grantham
For reducing impacts of ag, don't waste food. A very high percentage of food in the US is wasted - spoils or people won't eat the produce with spots, etc. Deb From: bounce-123958613-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Dave Nutter Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:36 PM To:

[cayugabirds-l] scarlet tanagers and catbirds

2019-05-28 Thread Deb Grantham
Hi, Just saw 2 gray catbirds this morning, together, on my property (421 Sheffield Road, Ithaca). Have been seeing a female scarlet tanager over the last week, once hanging upside down on a branch of a redbud, grabbing away at something. Saw the male scarlet tanager twice this weekend.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Thermal Woodcocks

2019-04-10 Thread Deb Grantham
Wow, that's really impressive! Deb From: bounce-123510402-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Suan Hsi Yong Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:58 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Thermal Woodcocks Continuing with woodcock week: while scouting for this weekend's field trip, I