[cayugabirds-l] American Bittern Wildlife Drive Sunday morning

2019-04-21 Thread John VanNiel
American Bittern at the last bit of water before exiting the MNWR Wildlife Drive just now. Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawk @ MNWR

2018-08-24 Thread John VanNiel
Saw a Common Nighthawk from Esker Brook Trail tonight. -- 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] American avocet at benning marsh now

2018-05-17 Thread John VanNiel
...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-122576542-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John VanNiel [john.vann...@flcc.edu] Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:36 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] American avocet at benning marsh now Watching an American avocet at benning marsh. Also Dunlins

[cayugabirds-l] American avocet at benning marsh now

2018-05-17 Thread John VanNiel
Watching an American avocet at benning marsh. Also Dunlins and least sandpaper. Had common loon flyover, a wildlife drive first for me. 730 am Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College

[cayugabirds-l] Ibis sp. at MNWR

2018-05-08 Thread John VanNiel
While conducting a Marsh Bird Survey on the Main Pool this evening, we had a fly over of a dark ibis. It was vocalizing, but that didn't seem to help narrow it down. I presume Glossy, but did not get a close look to confirm. JVN Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Bunting @ MNWR

2017-10-22 Thread John VanNiel
Single snow Bunting on the wildlife drive just past LaRue's Lagoon now Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College From: bounce-121952189-3493...@list.cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens in Savannah

2017-01-10 Thread John VanNiel
?Sorry for the late post but I had two Common Ravens in flight on Saturday just west of the village -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Seneca Falls

2016-02-06 Thread John VanNiel
Had a Merlin earlier today North of 318 on Gravel Road in Seneca Falls. Was not there when I returned but worth looking for. I would call it an adult female. Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College

RE: [cayugabirds-l] DEC Mixed messages?

2015-11-17 Thread John VanNiel
Yes, I believe that is exactly what it means. For example, hunting can involve other implements besides guns. So a no firearms ban is not the same as a no hunting ban. From: bounce-119905244-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-119905244-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Gary

[cayugabirds-l] Large congregation of Bald Eagles MNWR

2015-05-05 Thread John VanNiel
The short story: We encountered 27 immature Bald Eagles together at the North spillway of Tschache Pool on Sunday. It was the largest convocation of eagles I have ever experienced. And I mean 27 all together... that doesn't count the birds we were seeing over head or the birds we encountered

[cayugabirds-l] Gravel Rd Osprey

2015-04-15 Thread John VanNiel
First saw the Gravel Road Osprey (the one South of 318) on Monday afternoon. JVN -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] American Bittern Seneca Falls today

2015-04-12 Thread John VanNiel
I had an American Bittern on our wetland today in Seneca Falls. FOY for me at least. Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread John VanNiel
Many Caspian Terns along the Wildlife Drive at Montezuma this afternoon. I very much enjoyed trying to photograph them in flight. (Now the rant..) What I did NOT enjoy were all the people out of their vehicles. Every single person in the five cars ahead of me were out of the vehicles. A young

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread John VanNiel
From: Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 5:59 PM To: John VanNiel Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :( Hi John and all, My question to you is were the birds disturbed by so many people

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Monk Parakeets nesting in Hector

2014-06-25 Thread John VanNiel
snip I assume that as non-native birds they and their nest are not protected. snip --Dave Nutter There are only four species of unprotected birds in NY and Monk Parakeet are indeed one of them. Rock Pigeon, House Sparrow and European Starling round out the list. Other non-natives such as Mute

[cayugabirds-l] Speaking of playback tapes

2014-05-11 Thread John VanNiel
Speaking of playbacks, MNWR is currently conducting a march bird monitoring program (I recognize that the OP was referring to recreational use of playback tapes and not research usage) . Teams of volunteers have established sites throughout the Refuge and the protocol includes a call back

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Kingbird

2014-05-06 Thread John VanNiel
Saw my FOY Eastern Kingbirds on the Wildlife Drive this evening at Montezuma. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] falconry bird at Kershaw Park right now

2013-10-04 Thread John VanNiel
I have an excited student that just watched a bird of prey with a transmitter and jesses tear apart a bird at Kershaw Park. Wanted to report it in case anyone has lost such a bird or No word on the species. JVN -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread John VanNiel
There was also an ice shelf there to loaf on... -Original Message- From: bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:06 AM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about

[cayugabirds-l] Red-winged Blackbirds in Seneca Falls

2013-03-02 Thread John VanNiel
A flock of about a hundred red-winged Blackbirds descended into the backyard trees this morning at about 9am. I wonder if they had migrated through the night... -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings and Brant, Montezuma

2012-10-24 Thread John VanNiel
The Brant continue where Jay reported them at the shorebird flats on the WIldlife Drive at MNWR. There were also about 40 snow buntings present. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Crow hunting regulations

2012-02-09 Thread John VanNiel
Before I get any hate mail. please note that I am providing information, not supporting an opinion on crow hunting or hunting in general... Mark Miller is correct when he says that these rules are lenient as far as GAME SPECIES go, but there are many species in NY that are unprotected by law.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Legality of crow shoot?

2012-02-09 Thread John VanNiel
You are only quoting the section regarding depredation or the control of these birds when they are a nuisance. There is a section that relates to sport hunting. The crow shoot in question is legally considered a sport hunt. Anyone participating must have a NYS hunting license and follow the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] abbreviations

2011-03-16 Thread John VanNiel
If we run out out Hooded Mergansers, we would be HOMEless ... -Original Message- From: bounce-9259790-3493...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Linda Orkin Sent: Wed 3/16/2011 1:36 PM To: Kevin J. McGowan Cc: Mike Powers; CAYUGABIRDS-L; Jeff Holbrook; John and Fritzie Blizzard; Jay William

[cayugabirds-l] Gray Kingbird not found Monday @ 10am

2010-09-27 Thread John VanNiel
I am only a few minutes from this spot so I shot over this morning and found no Gray Kingbird or anything else on the wires for that matter. This was at about 10AM and the rain was just starting and has gotten heavier since. JVN From:

[cayugabirds-l] Gravel Road sandhills

2010-07-01 Thread John VanNiel
Speaking of Gravel Road, I saw a pair of SANDHILL CRANES in the field north of where Lay Road meets Gravel. You are familiar with Lay Road if you have ever gone to Esker Brook Trail via Route 89. Both cranes were very rusty and were first spotted at 310 and were still there at 400 on my return.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] 1st Chipper

2010-04-07 Thread John VanNiel
Maybe it is a bit early to call it a nest, as they were just putting the first sticks down BUT! I am optimistic J Hey, John VN . great sighting of the BC Night Herons! And I didn't know about an osprey nest on the south side of 318 on Gravel Rd. but did see one a couple yrs. ago on the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] snow geese

2010-03-12 Thread John VanNiel
I was at the Mucklands @ 715 this morning and saw tens of thousands of snows, on the muck there as well as flying over from what I presumed was the Lake or the Refuge. The ones on the muck lifted off at 724 and headed north. From: