Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-throated Loon, Dryden Lake

2022-04-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Red-throated Loon is still on Dryden Lake this Easter Day. I did see the Osprey as well. Gary On Apr 16, 2022, at 5:00 PM, Kevin J. Cummings wrote: Hi all, In addition to the Common Loon reported earlier today, there is currently a Red-throated Loon on Dryden Lake. Kevin Sent from my

Re:[oneidabirds-l] [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow geese sighting!

2022-02-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had over 2000 SNGO flyover on my little Ithaca stroll this afternoon . They are definitely moving with the front. WoHo, Gary On Feb 23, 2022, at 9:46 AM, Johnson, Alyssa wrote:  Currently looking at 5-10,000 along Gravel Road, just north of 318, east side. Gotta get to work and don't have

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rough legged hawk

2022-02-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had one at the airport at 3:57pm. So I wonder if there is finally more than one or just one that gets around ;) Gary On Feb 5, 2022, at 2:35 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote: A beautiful light phase rough legged hawk now over the field bordered byEllis Hollow and Game Farm Roads. Laura Laura

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow Rail, Candor--field trip again today (Saturday)

2021-10-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Adam Troyer led a small group on another search for the Yellow Rail. Despite best efforts the bird was not relocated. It must have continued its southern journey to another green pasture. Thanks to Adam for a fun search ! Gary On Oct 9, 2021, at 8:32 AM, Jay McGowan wrote:  Hi all, Adam is

[cayugabirds-l] Tripod mounting plate, Stewart Park

2021-10-08 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I found a black tripod, scope/camera, mounting plate in the grass by the east side lake edge today in Stewart Park. It is on the second from the right, east, bench under the willow tree near the gravel accessibility path. If you lost one pick it up there. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace 2021 & early deer season

2021-09-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I agree with this opinion and would add that rifles are now allowed for deer in almost all counties in New York. An argument could be made that this will increase or decrease safety for others, but it certainly changes the lethal range for misses to 1000+ yards. Gary On Sep 5, 2021, at 11:57

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 1 R. S'bill + 1 R. S'bill = 1 or 2

2021-08-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hey John, I only saw two B-b Whistling Ducks at the east end of the marsh. There could have been more hiding in plain sight with the Mallards that I didn’t see. I’m still not sure about the Spoonbill number. I tried hard to verify more than one, but couldn’t do it definitively, even though our

Re: More on Merlin Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Some are finding the new Merlin sound ID app has some deficiencies with difficult species, like the trillers. For myself, I have been blown away by the fun and accuracy of such a new application. I wouldn’t base a heard only rare bird report totally on this app yet, but it sure will be handy to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] new vs. old niger seed

2021-02-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I’m glad you mentioned this, because I thought it was just me having that experience. It was frustrating as I don’t see how I could tell without trying it myself ;) Gary On Feb 20, 2021, at 12:13 PM, Marty Schlabach wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50 Robins

2021-02-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was at the Reservoir yesterday, not far from your place, and had 38 Robins drinking at a small puddle in the frozen river. There were more in the nearby trees I’m sure. Gary On Feb 15, 2021, at 2:03 PM, Suan Hsi Yong wrote: Just had at least 50 American Robins fly into the trees outside

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing, Storm Rd. / Holden Rd intersection field birds

2021-02-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I haven’t found many good areas for field birds this winter in Tompkins Co. Indian Field Rd. road shoulders have been OK, but the road is very busy making viewing difficult. Storm Road / Holden Rd. intersection area, in Lansing, is the best so far. The nearby farm is spreading manure /

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about white-throated sparrows

2021-02-02 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I usually have 2-6 at my feeders all winter. They breed in the woods around my house east of Ithaca. Gary On Feb 2, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Linda Post Van Buskirk wrote:  How common is it for them to winter here? I have one or possibly a pair at my feeders this week. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon at Hoster Rd. Quarry

2020-11-28 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
After missing the Gyrfalcon in the Seneca Stone Quarry, Hoster Rd., this morning it returned about 2:45 pm to the trees on the mound near the big rock crusher. Flying in low from the lake to the trees have us wonderful views. Unfortunately where it perched in the fork of a cottonwood tree it

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls on Mt. Pleasant

2020-11-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I spent time at the Mt. Pleasant East fields this morning most of the time with Sandy Podulka looking at Redpolls. There were several flocks flying around and disappearing in the grass to feed. As Gladys noted they could disappear and you had to have a good angle and elevation to see them. We

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-06-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
if someone were willing to retrieve the bodies? Suan On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 8:29 AM Gary Kohlenberg>> wrote: Thanks John and Sue, What would the likelihood of botulism be in your opinion? The issues MNWR had were some years ago and I don’t know how prevalent it is.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-06-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Thanks John and Sue, What would the likelihood of botulism be in your opinion? The issues MNWR had were some years ago and I don’t know how prevalent it is. Gary On Jun 1, 2020, at 6:37 AM, "" wrote:  You folks know that area and the ducks but, as most ducks sleep on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-05-31 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
odulka At 10:08 AM 5/31/2020, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: Saturday I walked with my daughter down Shindagin Hollow Rd., in the State Forest, to the intersection with Gulf Creek Rd. for exercise, fun and to show her the area. It was very birdy and beautiful as usual especially the beaver pond at the

[cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-05-31 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Saturday I walked with my daughter down Shindagin Hollow Rd., in the State Forest, to the intersection with Gulf Creek Rd. for exercise, fun and to show her the area. It was very birdy and beautiful as usual especially the beaver pond at the bottom of the hill. This place always reminds me of

[cayugabirds-l] Black Tern at Ithaca reservoir

2020-05-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I apologize for the late email. This morning I found a Black Tern feeding and fluttering around the Ithaca Reservoir off Burns Rd. where it crosses Six Mile creek. They are quite uncommon away from Montezuma, although sometimes seen flying up Cayuga Lake during migration. It could be seen from

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Purple Martins and more at Stewart Park this morning

2020-05-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I can add Northern Parula, Baltimore Oriole and several Catbirds to the Renwick list. Gary On May 1, 2020, at 10:39 AM, Diane Morton wrote:  Hi everyone, I finally saw Purple Martins at Cayuga Bird Club's Purple Martin house at Stewart Park this morning! I was first alerted by their calls

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meyers Park

2020-04-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Kevin, Is there any differences in Fish Crow nest construction from A. Crow ? Gary On Apr 12, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:  Cool. That’s the old Fish Crow nest. Merlins sure do love Fish Crow nests! They’re using them all over town. Kevin From:

[cayugabirds-l] Winnowing Snipe

2020-04-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
While enjoying the raptor count last night at F.L. National Forest’s Ballard Pasture on Searsburg Rd., Hector, I was treated to quite loud Wilson’s Snipe winnowing. The usual Woodcock peenting started about 7:50 pm, but the Snipe caught me by surprise as I haven’t heard it in several years. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-headed Gull - credit where credit is duets

2020-02-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Thanks Ken. I spoke with Ann Mitchell yesterday, she is in France with Linda, and she told me B-H Gulls are everywhere :) It’s always funny to think of one person’s rarity as another’s Wegmans bird. Thanks to Bob’s field trip for spicing up the day. Gary On Feb 9, 2020, at 8:12 PM, Kenneth V.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weird birds

2020-01-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Some of these lists have been from California :) This has been going on for quite some time and I keep thinking we have rarities to chase, but no such luck. Gary On Jan 4, 2020, at 10:06 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:  When I first saw one of these lists I thought someone was playing games, and I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Varied Thrush in Candor

2020-01-02 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Taylor Long was able to find the thrush and post to the CayugaRBA. Several people were able enjoy good views from the corn stubble field north of the blue house hosting the visiting Varied Thrush. The finder and homeowner lives in the blue house immediately north of the car wash in Candor. The

[cayugabirds-l] FLNF Grassland Enhancement Project open house, 11/22/19, in Hector N.Y.

2019-11-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
5218 State Route 414 Hector, NY 14841 Gary Kohlenberg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin Mountain CBC fieldtrip Saturday 23rd.

2019-11-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
to cancel for rain I'll notify the list by Friday. We will be standing most of the time, although there benches and a picnic table. We will return to Ithaca by 5pm at the latest. Gary Gary Kohlenberg 607 342-3810<mailto

[cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel at Myers Point spit

2019-05-21 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a Whimbrel on the spit at Myers Point with the gulls now. 4:12pm Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Great Egret at Stewart Park

2019-05-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
In the river across from the boathouse this afternoon. A hard bird for Ithaca this spring. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler at Hawthorn Woods

2019-05-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Chris Wood and Grant found a singing Orange-crowned Warbler in the Hawthorns at the NW corner hedgerow. I was able to hear it singing its descending trill as I walked up by the softball field. Suan and I saw a dull plain Warbler briefly in the same area, that may possibly be the singer. Gary

[cayugabirds-l] Myers Point Red-necked Grebe

2019-04-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a close-in Red-necked Grebe just off Salt Point in Myers. I’m viewing from the canoe rack under the pavilion to keep out of the rain. 4:15pm Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake S. P. waterfowl-lots

2019-03-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There are huge numbers of waterfowl at the north end of the lake all along Lake Rd. by Cayuga Lake State Park. It’s worth a look. Lots of Northern Shovelers, N. Pintail, Aythya, my first Blue-wing Teal, G-w Teal, Swans, at least one Eurasian Wigeon and so on. Happy birding, Gary --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderlings, Myers Point

2018-07-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I’m at Myers Point, 4:30 pm today, Monday and there are 15 Sanderlings with a Semi Palmated Sandpiper. Gary On Jul 23, 2018, at 8:43 AM, Jay McGowan>> wrote: On the heels of an impressive Sanderling invasion yesterday, two breeding plumage SANDERLING are currently on

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Siskins persisting

2018-05-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had a few Siskins Sunday and the corner of Station Rd. and Bald Hill Rd. feeding in a birch tree. I thought it was notable and fun to still have them around. Gary From: On Behalf Of Asher Hockett Sent:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern Phoebe

2018-04-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I observed one of the Phoebes, recently returned at the Burns Road Reservoir, yesterday feeding very close to the inlet river water. It would perch on flotsam and apparently pick bugs off the water surface. I think they get very creative in these marginal conditions. Gary From:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon update please

2018-01-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'll echo this appeal, please post to the list serve. We have to go old-school again with Ebird blocking some sightings. Gary -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Joe DeVito Sent: Friday,

[cayugabirds-l] Thorpe Rd. Snowy Owl on MLK Day

2018-01-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
One Snowy Owl is on Thorpe Rd. by the Fingerlakes Airport again this morning. No sign of the Gyrfalcon yet today. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed Ducks at East Shore Park

2017-11-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a large, ~60, flock of Long-tailed Ducks west of East Shore Park toward the Red Lighthouse Jetty. I think it’s a pure flock and hard to count in the waves, but is the largest group I’ve seen on the lake. I’d like another estimate of numbers if anyone sees them. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip to Franklin Mountain Saturday

2017-10-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, On Saturday, the 28th, I will lead a field trip to the Franklin Mountain Hawk watch, in Franklin NY, near Oneonta. It is roughly a 2 hour drive. Meet at the East Hill parking lot, across from CTB (Collegetown Bagels), 329 Pine Tree Road at 7:30am. We will decide carpooling there for a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Golden-Plover reported on spit at Myers, 8:10am

2017-08-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The A. Golden-Plover is still at Myer's, on the gravel bars in Salmon Creek as of 1:40 pm, feeding apparently oblivious to the activity. I did encourage one swimming dog to move more toward the point. Gary On Aug 27, 2017, at 8:20 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: That report just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White winged tern?

2017-08-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
It's totally still there. Ann Mitchell and I enjoyed wonderful views of this terrific bird today with dozens of others. Well worth the 90 min. drive ! Gary On Aug 12, 2017, at 7:30 PM, Brad Walker > wrote: Not sure if it's still around, but it's

[cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel at Benning Marsh

2017-06-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Currently two Whimbrel at Benning Marsh, MNWR, found by Scott Peterson. At west end of pool with a few Mallards. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2017-05-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I heard one leaving MVR on my way to the Knoll yesterday, Friday, but was in the car and didn't stop to locate it. They seem to circulate around the knoll for some distance and this wasn't far at all. Gary On May 19, 2017, at 10:58 PM, W. Larry Hymes wrote: Early afternoon

Re: [cayugabirds-l] URGENT ALERT: Dodge Rd Spruce Woods may be cut down for massive Solar Farm on Dodge rd, STARTING in APRIL !!

2017-03-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I imagine this new solar farm will be leased by Cornell, but built / maintained by a third party just like the one at the airport. For the solar company low installation cost will be the driving factor. Many separate panels all over campus installed by Cornell wouldn't be as cost effective and

[cayugabirds-l] Fox sparrow at the Lab

2017-03-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a red Fox Sparrow in the Lab's feeder garden today. First I've seen this winter. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Glaucous Gull, Stevenson Rd.

2017-03-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Both gulls still present although Glaucous can be tough to pick out from the pack on the hill. Iceland was in the compost. Gary On Mar 12, 2017, at 12:18 PM, Jay McGowan > wrote: An adult GLAUCOUS GULL is currently up on the hill overlooking the

[cayugabirds-l] Aythya flock on Lower Lake Rd.

2017-02-26 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There are flocks of several thousand Aythya at the north end of Lower Lake Rd., east of the NYS Chiropractic College, still today including one Eurasian Wigeon. As usual viewing is problematic due to private property. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures over Lansing

2017-02-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
it may be worthwhile to try and pick them up again. Gary On Feb 23, 2017, at 4:37 PM, Gary Kohlenberg <> wrote: Meena's two Black Vultures are visible now, 4:30, over Lansing. SE of the Cayuga Vista Dr. / Woodsedge Dr. intersection Lansing, off of East Shore Dr.

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures over Lansing

2017-02-23 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Meena's two Black Vultures are visible now, 4:30, over Lansing. SE of the Cayuga Vista Dr. / Woodsedge Dr. intersection Lansing, off of East Shore Dr. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Field birds, Holden Rd. Lansing

2017-01-08 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a nice mixed flock of Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs on Holden Rd. in Lansing next to the grey house with the red metal roof. They're feeding in the grassy field by the drainage ditch around the house. US-NY-Lansing-52-74 Holden Rd - 42.5983x-76.5227 Gary --

[cayugabirds-l] Nighthawks moving tonight

2016-08-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Menachem Goldstein just reported 3 Common Nighthawks over Cornell's Jessup field and I have one flying over my house now at 8pm. Cooler weather has at least some birds moving :) Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Report of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Treman Marina

2016-07-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'm looking at 6 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Treman Marina now. Sitting with Gulls and Canada Geese at the water entrance to the boat dock. Gary On Jul 10, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Jay McGowan > wrote: Someone reported 6 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks

[cayugabirds-l] B-n Stilt yes !

2016-06-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The wonderful Black-necked Stilt was still visible in Knox-Marcellus marsh when Nathan Goldberg and I left at 5:50 pm today. He always favored the southern 1/3 of the marsh, in the muddy fingers, occasionally flying short distances to forage at various points. It was nice to see him in flight

[cayugabirds-l] Stilt updates ?

2016-06-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt would be appreciated. Thanks, Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Garganey RBA at Knox Marcellus Marsh

2016-06-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Jay McGowan just RBA'd a drake Garganey in Knox-Marcellus Marsh with other ducks. No other details. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Little Gull in Union Springs Wednesday

2016-05-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I went to Union Springs Wednesday afternoon to look for the reported Little Gulls. Ann Mitchell and Susan Danskin were to join up later after work. I scanned quite a while from Frontenac Park enjoying the double digit numbers of BONAPARTE'S GULLS, COMMON TERNS, the occasional FORESTER'S

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard Friday

2016-05-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
In addition to the birds Bob and Chris saw this morning I can add Indigo Buntings, Common Yellowthroats, Magnolia, Blue-winged Warbler and one Lawrence's Warbler singing a blue-winged song. Gary On May 13, 2016, at 11:36 AM, bob mcguire wrote: The area was

[cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The Hudsonian Godwit reported this morning at the Montezuma Visitors Center is still actively feeding and viewable from the deck. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow returns to Cornell

2016-05-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Andrew Dreelin found the Cornell Arts Quad Clay-colored Sparrow this morning in the same area as last year. The flowering trees on the south side of Goldwin Smith Hall and associated walking paths. Chasing Chipping Sparrows with loving intentions possibly. Active late this afternoon even with

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon no

2016-04-01 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Ann and I took a scouting trip around the Stillwell / Searsburg Road intersection in Trumansburg to check on the reported Gyrfalcon. A fool's errand it may have been, but as it was Friday night why not. No rare sightings except a particularly aggressive, handsome, white turkey defending his

[cayugabirds-l] 11 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Stewart Park

2016-03-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, Late Tuesday afternoon I birded Stewart Park shoreline for a bit to see if I could find any Green-winged Teal. I was able to find two males feeding close to shore by the tennis court. I then saw a Lesser Black-backed Gull in beautiful breeding plumage down by the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] please keep reporting Western Tanager

2016-03-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I know a little more than nothing about molt progression, but I haven't seen any changes during the times I've been observing. Gary From: [] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016

[cayugabirds-l] Burns Rd. Woodcock NO, bats YES

2016-03-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I don’t know how early people see bats in our area, but saw my first of the year tonight on Burns Road, Ithaca. I didn’t see or hear any woodcock yet, but the bats were actually more exciting. It feels like spring now. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga village Snow Geese and Swans

2016-03-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, The large Snow Goose flocks have been frustrating this winter, either in the middle of the lake, flying over at dusk or in the corn stubble north of the lake. The best place I found today for scanning Snow Geese was the area between Beacon Feed Marina and Mud Lock at the north

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Wigeon at Frontenac Park still

2016-02-28 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Reported earlier by Andrew Dreelin and Max Kirsch. In with Redheads and Am Wigeon just north of island. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell campus Western Tanager still there

2016-02-26 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
A Cornell RBA, at 10:18 AM, indicates yesterday's WESTERN TANAGER is still being seen behind Day Hall and the rear of the Campus Store on the Cornell University campus. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] DEC Mixed messages?

2015-11-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
As I pointed out, in the email I bounced to the list, the 2005 city court challenge upheld the right of NYS to regulate lakeshore activity irrespective of any local ordinance. It concerned dog walkers, but presumably would apply equally to anyone ticketed for hunting. I appreciate the clarity

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, Myers Point

2015-11-15 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I went up the west side of the lake today shortly after Jay’s email. As yesterday, no luck finding the Franklin’s Gull, but the number of Loons on the lake is quite impressive. Most of the feeding activity is north of Sheldrake, both gulls and loons, and most of the birdlife is far from either

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Guns in the park

2015-11-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, Just a reminder, as a few seem to forget each year, of some key points: Hunting is LEGAL. Guns are LEGAL. Harassing legal hunting activity is a CRIME. Birding, hunting and other wholesome outdoor activities are NOT mutually exclusive. And one personal observation. The sight of a gun

RE: [cayugabirds-l] guns at Stewart Park

2015-11-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
When this issue was discussed last year Alicia Plotkin had apparently done research on court rulings applicable to this. Begging her indulgence I copied the response to Geo below in 2014. In 2005 the Ithaca City Court ruled that only the State of New York can regulations activities in or on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma is great today!!!

2015-10-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Well said Kevin ! On Oct 18, 2015, at 4:04 PM, Kevin J. McGowan > wrote: Snip: "The refuge grants this privilege - this break from the norm - because it considers it an educational opportunity/event for the visiting public - one in which they can

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures moving

2015-10-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
On my way back from Cortland this afternoon I drove Turkey Hill Rd. to the house, on seeing a few TV's I pulled over to scan. I counted 141 in 25 minutes along with 3 Red-tailed Hawks. All appeared to be south bound migrants catching the tail end of clearing weather. This may bode well for sky

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sanderling, Myers Point

2015-08-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Now 2 Sanderling, 3 Semi-sandpipers, 2 Semi-Plover and 3 Least Sandpipers in the pouring rain. Dave, Ann, Gary On Aug 20, 2015, at 6:13 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: An adult SANDERLING and two juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers are currently foraging at

[cayugabirds-l] Eyeglasses found at Knox-Marcellus shorebird walk

2015-08-09 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
A pair of eyeglasses were found ,in the road, after today's Montezuma shorebird walk at Knox-Marcellus marsh. They are fine and sitting on the stone marker in the parking area along with a lens cleaning cloth for easy pickup. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Great Egret at Sapsucker Woods 6-13

2015-06-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Great Egret is still barely visible at the east side of the pond about midway back as viewed from the area Diane describes. It is partially hidden by trees, but being bright white helps in picking it up. It occasionally walks around within a small area so be patient and it should show itself.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New birds (for me anyway) at Salt Point.

2015-06-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had to smile at you hesitance with the Wood Thrush because on May 9th I recorded a Northern Mockingbird at Salt Point singing the best series of imitations I've ever heard. I actually removed a couple birds from my eBird list when I watched the Mockingbird singing perfect renditions. He was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] no pelican; apparent Arctic Tern

2015-06-10 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The Terns that roost in Union Springs weren't visible Sunday when Dave, Ann and I checked. We also looked in Cayuga without success. Gary On Jun 10, 2015, at 11:02 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: Livia and I checked Myers Point this morning as we have most

[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk over inlet

2015-05-14 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
My first Nighthawk hunting over the inlet at 8:10pm tonight. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler on Armitage Rd. Savanna

2015-05-07 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Prothonotary Warbler back on Armitage Rd. , Savanna, same spot west of iron bridge in flooded woods. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparow Andrew Dreelin

2015-05-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Just in from Andrew Dreelin. Clay-colored Sparrow returned to same spot on Cornell Campus as last year ! Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparow Andrew Dreelin

2015-05-04 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The CC Sparrow is still favoring the trees/walkways just south of Goldwin Smith Hall and the Klarman Hall construction fence, on the Arts Quad, Cornell University. Singing regularly. On May 4, 2015, at 12:46 PM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: Just in from Andrew Dreelin. Clay

[cayugabirds-l] American Bittern on the South Hill Rec. Way

2015-04-30 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I found an unusual forest bird this evening on the South Hill Recreation Way trail. An American Bittern was standing in a small grassy clearing in a pine tree grove west of the trail about a half mile north of the Burns Rd. entrance. I tried earlier to call one at the reservoir without success

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher, Red-shouldered Hawk

2015-04-25 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had two Brown Thrashers working their way through my yard this morning also. It was finally the day ! Gary On Apr 25, 2015, at 8:20 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: I was beginning to worry about the absence of Brown Thrasher from my yard, but here he is at last this morning!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest - correction: owls there Thursday 4/16 morning.

2015-04-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi John, Yes the nests are very close. From the buss garage the RTHA nest is easier to see. It is in the tree with the painted 150 yd. marker. It was only after people reported seeing Owls after I left that I started to get suspicious. Gary On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:23 AM, John Confer

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Martin at MNWR Thursday

2015-04-03 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
As another sign of spring Susan, Ann and I had a, first of the year, PURPLE MARTIN sitting on one of the Martin house poles at the Montezuma Visitor's Center yesterday. The Martin houses haven't been raised to the top of the poles yet, but it looks like time. There were half a dozen NORTHERN

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Killdeer Courtship at Myers

2015-03-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi Lauren, As Marie noted sometimes this behavior is by small groups. I watched a group of four Killdeer doing this display on a visit to Myer’s several years ago. It was the most unusual thing to see these birds do what amounted to a Killdeer version of a square dance calling

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday CBC field trip- long

2015-03-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Saturday nine of Ithaca’s best, most enthusiastic, birders joined me for a jaunt up the lake. When I left the house to meet at the Lab the morning was so snowy it seemed like a replay of February. When we arrived at Myer’s Point the heavy blowing snow limited visibility to about 100

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday field trip up Cayuga Lake

2015-03-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
as the weather looks to be around 30 deg. with damp southern breezes. All are welcome and it's not necessary to be a CBC member. If you have a scope bring it along, if not we can share amongst the group. Happy birding, Gary Kohlenberg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] various migrants

2015-03-19 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Late yesterday afternoon around 6 PM there was a steady movement of Grackles in small flocks over my house. All heading west just at treetop level. The conditions may be marginal but Spring waits for no one. Gary On Mar 19, 2015, at 9:13 AM, Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-winged Crossbill, Enfield

2015-03-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had a little time this afternoon to head up and try and see this uncommon Crossbill. I wasn't able to hear or see him unfortunately but was able to attract the attention of 2 Sheriff patrol cars. The neighbors in this area are obviously bored or have overdosed on reality TV. Otherwise our

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2015-03-08 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi all, I walked my usual route down Burns Road today and found a Brown Thrasher visiting a feeder at Burns Way. In talking to the homeowner he said it’s been at his house all winter with some Grackles and what sounds to me like a Rusty Blackbird. I didn’t see these other early birds, but I’ll

Re: [cayugabirds-l] rare bird rant

2015-02-27 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
The great part of using eBird as Bob does is that rare bird sightings output to all users that have the rare bird / needs alert notifications setup in their account. No extra work involved and potentially reaching more observers than the text alert system. I highly recommend using BirdLog NA

Re: [cayugabirds-l] cowbird?

2015-02-13 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Hi Liz, It certainly could have been a BH Cowbird. They will occasionally overwinter in our area. There has been a large flock,(~50) visiting feeders at Lake Como again this winter. Happy birding, Gary On Feb 12, 2015, at 11:42 AM, Liz Brown wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Bradfield Peregrines SW side

2015-01-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Both there as of 3:05 on SW side. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Buntings

2015-01-17 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I found one fast moving flock of ~60 Snow Buntings on Mt. Pleasant today. They were hard to track down and you might have to traipse around the fields at the top of the hill by the cell towers. I only heard one Horned Lark but the usual large Crow flock is in their spot in the woods. Gary


2015-01-11 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Two Peregrines! Susan, Ann and I just had one circling the building and one perched on west side ledge at 1:42 Gary On Jan 11, 2015, at 12:19 PM, Stuart Krasnoff wrote: East side. Viable from greenhouses. From the semi-opposable thumbs of SB Krasnoff via iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] SEOW in Lansing

2015-01-06 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I had one Short-eared Owl, low over the western fields, on Scofield Rd. tonight. He appeared at 5:02, but was soon lost from view. Of course that was the time Ann picked to move her car :) Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] another count-week species

2014-12-31 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Horned Grebes yesterday at Stewart Park. I don't know if they were reported. On Dec 31, 2014, at 5:26 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: Northern Pintail today at Stewart Park. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] N. Gannet at Seneca Lake

2014-11-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I was able to find the Northern Gannet this morning about 9:45. It was swimming far to the north of Seneca Marina. I scanned from Clute Park at 60x. The huge size jumped out especially compared to the Common Loons nearby. An incredible bird for the lake and a wonderful find by the Gregoire's.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black Scoter, East Shore Park

2014-10-22 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
After watching the wonderful Purple Sandpiper this afternoon I thought of going back to Ithaca and chasing the Black Scoter. I stopped first to the Marina and was pleasantly surprised to see 7 Black Scoters flying in tight formation up the lake past the point. There were also 9 Surf Scoters, 3

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