Re: [cayugabirds-l] birds and climate science

2017-03-13 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
. All our, and all other banding station' data are kept in a data base at the Bird Banding Lab at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Md and accessible by request to public researchers. The climate data is also available via the National Climate data Center. Best, John -- John and Sue Gregoire

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow stopover

2017-03-10 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
l male Red-bellied Woodpecker. The latter has to be at least 8 plus years of age while the former species all at least in the 5 plus year area. We are curious if others who reported FOSPs this year are also experiencing the extended stay??? -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel H

[cayugabirds-l] FOSP

2017-02-25 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Much surprised by two Fox Sparrow "double clutching" under the feeders this morning! -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~ke

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thorpe road Gyrfalcon

2017-01-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
. Andy's sharp eyes spotted it while the rest of us stared at blank sky for quite awhile. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

[cayugabirds-l] Adult Peregrine in Watkins Glen

2016-11-27 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
At 1100 we had a beautiful adult Peregrine (tundrius) hunting pigeons in the village. Great looks as it perched atop the church spire on 4th St near Tobey's Donuts. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N

[cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets

2016-11-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
graveled and rough with the north end of the drive almost devoid of waterfowl although we did see two G. Yellowlegs. John and Sue -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagle Question

2016-09-29 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
it is way under 1 % ! John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat" On Wed, September 28, 2016 19

[cayugabirds-l] THEY'RE HERE

2016-09-25 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
200 in the season. Dare we hope? J -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat" -- Cayugabi

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Imm northern goshawk

2016-09-08 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
a slow but steady flow of sharpies and coops. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat&quo

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Imm northern goshawk

2016-09-07 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
accipiters are moving now, it gives hope that we had a successful nesting. Best, john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Con

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Banded Canada Geese

2016-08-08 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Suan, All banded birds can be reported at the site below. Although you don't have the band from your CAGO observations, I believe you can also report the color and markings of the neck bands using that form. https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/bblretrv/ John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

[cayugabirds-l] Downy feeding at hummer feeder

2016-07-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
All, here too, missed it on my list. Have seen them use that long tongue more so than the bill which serves to keep it steady. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Interesting downy woodpecker behavior

2016-07-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
All, here too, missed it on my list. Have seen them use that long tongue more so than the bill which serves to keep it steady. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Interesting downy woodpecker behavior

2016-07-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Linda, here too, missed it on my list. Have seen them use that long tongue more so than the bill which serves to keep it steady. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Interesting downy woodpecker behavior

2016-07-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We have had Downies using the hummingbird feeder for several years. We have also had chickadees, Hairy and a junco feed or attempt to. I think the sugar hit in this hot weather is what they seek. The hairy had to enlarge a port a bit! John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prairie Warbler question

2016-06-21 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
and thanks for surfacing it. Best, John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat" On Tue, June 2

[cayugabirds-l] Flycatchers

2016-05-22 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
arrivals to 98 for the year and we've yet to see Kingbird, cuckoos and late warblers. Sadly, surrounding agribusiness level farming has extirpated Grasshopper, Vesper and Savannah sparrows as well as decimating many hedgerow species. All used to be reliable here. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yes to White-Crowned Sparrow

2016-05-17 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
have been an annual treat spring and fall. With only one exception in the early 90s, they stopover here for about a month in both migrations. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swainson's Thrush

2016-05-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
a chemical that protects them from bird predation which made your comment more interesting. Best. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

[cayugabirds-l] new arrivals

2016-05-10 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
with a hummer at dawn and then Chestnut-sided, Western Palm, Ovenbird and a soaring adult Bald Eagle overhead! Great day that brought this year's yard list to 88. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N

[cayugabirds-l] more arrivals

2016-05-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat" -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastB

[cayugabirds-l] arrivals

2016-05-05 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
As the radar showed we had quite a fallout around 0200 yesterday. When we looked in the morning we had Black-throated Green, Gray Catbird and Veery. This morning a handsome male Baltimore Oriole checked in and devoured a peanut butter based treat. That's 76 for the year here. -- John and Sue

[cayugabirds-l] Morning fallout

2016-04-21 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Radar was very active last night and this morning we had Magnolia and Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) warblers -bright males, and both Warbling and Blue-headed vireos. All were in the yard. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush

2016-04-11 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had a single Hermit Thrush yesterday. That arrival a good two weeks earlier than the 30 year norm here. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagles and thousands of waterfowl

2016-03-02 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Too early in the morning! Please make that "off SR 89" not 79. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagles and thousands of waterfowl

2016-03-02 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Rd and Lower Lake Rd run along the water just off SR 79 from just south of the State Park to the old pump house area south of the RR bed. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492

[cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk

2015-12-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Had our first of season RLHA here today. It was a beautiful dark morph. Later in the day while birding some fields we enjoyed adult female and adult male (gray ghost) harriers hunting. Not sure which are more majestic flyers, harriers or TVs. J -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists

[cayugabirds-l] Hurtado's site

2015-12-03 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Does anyone know what happened to Paul's composite radar site? For the past week I've been getting "Not Found =The requested URL /hurtado.10/US_Composite_Radar/ was not found on this server. Anyone have his current email? Thanks, John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel

[cayugabirds-l] Male Wood Duck

2015-12-02 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Contentedly gritting alongside the Moocher mallards alongside the canal in the Wegman's parking lot! -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel Haven end of season Northern Saw-whet Owl report

2015-12-01 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
old, SY is a second year bird, HY is a bird hatched this year . For the most part molt intricacies are such that we can't age NSWOs beyond ASY. TY, third year, and ATY (after third year) calls are iffy at best as we have huge variations in molt patterns within this species. -- John an

[cayugabirds-l] and back to birds - MERLIN, LOONS

2015-11-17 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
uot; would be a fun fall/winter cruise. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat" -- Cayugabir

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-15 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
-about 5 hours. All in all, much faster than we can drive or sometimes fly IFR. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Loon watch and foy here

2015-11-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Corning south). At home we also had Fox Sparrow and our FOY American Tree Sparrow. Terrific morning with good company! John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

[cayugabirds-l] Loons over Cayuga

2015-11-11 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We spent almost an hour at Taughannock SP this morning and saw only one Loon in flight. Could someone remind us of the ideal conditions, both temporal and environmental? It was warm but the wind was from the north. Sue. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Saw-whet migration (Confer's usual, rambling monologue)

2015-10-16 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
month or two. I don't understand why a band of this alloy that we use would oxidize; that in itself is another interesting part of this story. Congratulations John. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Strange and interesting behavior of Canada Goose parents

2015-08-16 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
The male is in defensive, warning posture, most probably because of your presence. It was all about you and protection of the young. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492

[cayugabirds-l] ALFL

2015-05-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Please excuse the finger slip on the tetragraph in my last message. The bird here is an Alder Flycatcher. Have yet to see a Willow although they usually arrive together. Thanks for catching my big fingers/small keyboard faux pas Chris! John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel

[cayugabirds-l] ACFL

2015-05-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had a very early Alder Flycatcher on its usual territory here yesterday morning. Normal arrival is the 18th. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

[cayugabirds-l] FOS BOBO

2015-05-02 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had a week early male Bobolink here this morning. Otherwise birds were lulled to sleep by the toads and peepers. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

[cayugabirds-l] Large migration last night

2015-04-30 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
The fall out here included a rare spring Yellow Palm Warbler as well as Yellow and Yellow-rumped. The first Eastern White-crowned arrived yesterday along with an unusual tween the lakes flyover of 23 Cormorants. Tree Sparrow and Fox still with us. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mute swan smith park Seneca lake

2015-03-27 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
A pair of mutes are regulars on the Watkins waterfront and overwinter on the west shore. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture

2015-02-25 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
unless they sense a pressure gradient indicative of an impending storm, they come ahead on that increasing day length. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake ice

2015-02-18 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Try this link. Terrific history. John http://www.co.seneca.ny.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Frozen-Cayuga-Seneca-Lakes.pdf -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake ice

2015-02-18 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
-- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat On Tue, February 17, 2015 16:50, Jay McGowan wrote: I checked

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Birding information

2015-02-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
. Some of the longer time folks also have some very unique, and often funny, ways of describing/renaming old locations. I hope we all follow your lead. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W

[cayugabirds-l] CORE and PUFIs

2015-01-24 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We were about to leave on a Short-eared Owl survey when I looked at the feeders and saw our FOY Common redpolls (2) and Purple Finch (2M1F)! Hope yet for winter finches here. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-16 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Heartly concur John. Count me as a bander who has both noted this and had research muddled by such exact descriptions. john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-15 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Foster Pond is a small parking lot on the left Side Of Potomac Rd going north from 227. It is not in the CLB but in the SLB. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http

[cayugabirds-l] Saw-whet Owl season ended at Kestrel Haven

2014-12-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
…/sets/72157648276459800/ -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Many swans and an Imm, N. Gannet at Seneca Lake

2014-11-21 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
that successfully nested there this summer (they were on the nest tree). Didn't tarry much beyond that as we manged to run the battery down, get a jump start and head into town for a new battery! Worth it. JS -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree sparrow and junco

2014-11-17 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Glad you mentioned it Michelle as we had our first fall tree sparrows yesterday as well. While juncos have been back up here for some time, we were surprised by the adult Eastern White-crowned Sparrow that came in with the tree sparrows. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists

[cayugabirds-l] Snow bunting

2014-11-03 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
First one of the season here today. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492' Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Fantastic Willow Flycatcher report -corrected

2014-09-04 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
from when we started in the day of hand written schedules (band reports) and a 3 to 6 month turn around. Best, John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

[cayugabirds-l] Suing over Bald Eagle deaths

2014-08-15 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/bg174.pdf This is fascinating. It now explains to me why the ABC is suing the U.S. gov’t over bald eagle deaths. Like everything about this subject, it’s about the money. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Montezuma is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway. Best, John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bitterns at Catharine Creek Marsh

2014-07-20 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
. It always amazes that with this beautiful asset in our back yard, Schuyler County ignores it and pushes Nascar and wine instead of all the natural assets which are abundant. Heck, WSKG even named its local repeater WINO! ;-) John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Friday- children's specialty day

2014-07-19 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
The natal plumage of the young Gallinules still showed their red heads and wings. I found this video that shows both, but it's not very clear. If anyone has some photos of them at this stage, I'd love to see them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaU-zGnr4KU Sue -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Chat in FLNF

2014-07-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
-85 Atlas had a few reports from the county but not sure of the degree of confidence. The most current Atlas did not find the species here. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chat in FLNF

2014-07-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
I remember Art telling of that. To my knowledge that is the only one we have had that was well documented. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Horned larks, C. swifts today 5 July 2014

2014-07-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
that a major U like CU and CLO aren't out in the forefront of this, FLAP and so many other needed efforts. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed Cuckoos

2014-06-04 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
cu-cu-cu and several others that make quite a ruckus and Cu longer. Some are in-between. Re-listened to a bunch of tracks on both and am totally confused. Compounding that was listening to an obvious YBCU this morning and when it flew it out it was a Black! Thanks in advance, John -- John and Sue

Re: [cayugabirds-l] playback tapes

2014-05-11 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Heartily concur! It is much the sadder here with so many birders in so small a place. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat

[cayugabirds-l] Tremendous fall-out last night/this AM

2014-05-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
songs that were impossible or that I had to play with many adjustments for with the old aids. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Kingbird and Green Heron

2014-05-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
battles have been fought and won or lost so the males can spend more time finding that perfect mate. JS -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
-- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat On Wed, April 9, 2014 10:04, Jay McGowan wrote: Good guess, these often are confusing

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Am. Robins

2014-03-27 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
at dusk and fly off at dawn. Beyond counting, the numbers are in the thousands.It's a beautiful sight and a wonderful reward for a vision of creating habitat that came some 28 years ago. john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road

RE: [cayugabirds-l] How close to one another will Ospreys nest?

2014-03-27 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
to nest near good fishing and yes, fish population was the dynamic that allowed for more or fewer pair of both species in any one area. Best, John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Singin' in the Rain

2014-03-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Seven Red-wings reported over neat Burdett -not here on the hill as yet -nor are woodcock. nancy lived just a few miles from here -all downhill and the gap was around two weeks for them to walk up this hill. john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Three-toed Woodpecker Sighting?

2014-03-08 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
That would be exceedingly amazing for this area. Never say never but that report is entirely too casual to be believed. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven

[cayugabirds-l] Wolfe Island Mortality

2014-03-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
for the OFO (Ontario Field Ornithologist) Journal. Unfortunately I can't get that PDF to link in acceptable form. john http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/windfarm-turbines-deadly-for-birds-bats/article4392511/ -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration

[cayugabirds-l] Amherst Island needs help

2014-03-04 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
allow Amherst to go down as well. Our friends to the north thank you. John http://www.protectamherstisland.ca/save-amherst-island-letter/ -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] PEREGRINE FALCON on Bradfield Hall SW corner ledge...

2014-02-26 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Meena, You're strict! We've always used any bird that can be seen from the yard. I believe that same type guideline is used for point counts, big sits, big squats and other competitions. I guess you had best allow for hearing also. ;-) J. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Trail note

2014-02-26 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
and the like. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat On Wed, February 26, 2014 08:56, Chris R. Pelkie wrote: I did a lunchtime turn

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ... management proposals re: Mute Swan.

2014-01-26 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
rivers to near extirpation. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat On Sat, January 25, 2014 21:59, John and Fritzie Blizzard

[cayugabirds-l] One special hunting season and two management proposals -black bear and Mute Swan.

2014-01-20 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
on the draft mute swan plan may be submitted in writing through January 31, 2014 to: NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Swan Management Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754 or by e-mail to fwwil...@gw.dec.state.ny.us (please type Swan Plan in the subject line). -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

Re: [cayugabirds-l] weekend birds, hunting pressure

2013-12-30 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
and habitat stamps and ask the local fish and game clubs to weigh in on possible solutions. Perhaps they would as a group help with the count instead of hunting on the CBC day? John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Action on Hunt Hill

2013-12-20 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
by choice. Another time, a Gos killed a pheasant and couldn't fly it off so left the remains and returned each day for several days until what was left was also light enough to take with her. Yours looks to be a female. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings

2013-12-19 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
About 100 beautifully backlit by the sun this morning on Harrier Hill, the summit of Tuttle Road (Town of Hector) which is also the watershed divide between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. (right after I saw you this Am Annie). john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Target SNOW and JFK collisions

2013-12-11 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
and if done sanely is a two person job.Unless JFK is very lucky, or foolishly send out their current staff to do this, I don't see a quick solution. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Petition about Snowy Owl killings

2013-12-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
, Sammy trapped, banded and relocated all raptors that posed threats to themselves and aircraft. For him it was a full time job and he had plenty of volunteer helpers. I wonder what happened after he retired? I see the job title changed but common sense/ talent didn't convey. John -- John and Sue

[cayugabirds-l] 2013 Saw-whet Owl summary

2013-12-05 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
% ASY and 1% AHY. Eighty-seven per cent fewer owls makes for more sleepy nights but doesn't alter the honor, awe and joy of handling these wonderful creatures for a few minutes of their lives. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle Count

2013-11-28 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
would produce very inaccurate results. my two cents to the Corps John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat On Thu, November 28

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owl in SW basin

2013-11-28 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
and interacting with a crow. Crow chased owl and then owl tagged and chased crow off! That's the first SEOW here in decades. JS -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net

[cayugabirds-l] American Tree Sparrow

2013-11-25 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had our first of the fall on Sunday -quite a bit later than the 28 year norm. -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Tree Sparrow

2013-11-25 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
). John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat On Mon, November 25, 2013 10:15, Jay McGowan wrote: Interesting. For what it's worth

[cayugabirds-l] Jason Huck's post on tagged cormorants

2013-11-21 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
. Does anyone know how to contact Jason Huck (the photographer)? Jérôme was interested in obtaining copies of the photos. His email address is jerome.lemai...@mrn.gouv.qc.ca -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818

[cayugabirds-l] Wegman's birds

2013-11-16 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Looked for the Audubon's a little before noon but we were unsuccessful. Did see the Yellow Warbler in the weeds at the far very south end of the parking lot, near where they keep the snow plow. Sue -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373

[cayugabirds-l] Loons

2013-11-12 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
as heading south. We were there from slightly before 08 to after 09. A single loon was in the water (surf?) off the point, northwest winds were in the 20mph sustained range and snow showers abounded. We did see a single Lesser Black-backed Gull close in off the point. JS -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

[cayugabirds-l] A surprise visitor

2013-08-13 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
in but two hours! As if to honor the feeling of goodwill here, a Peregrine Falcon performed a leisurely fly by in the late afternoon. Our first PEFA of the year and a young bird. john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes and TV congregation

2013-08-01 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
has been rehabbed and occupied so the TVs have moved roost to the fire academy just to the SE. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve

[cayugabirds-l] Wonderful News on Queen Catharine Marsh

2013-06-26 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
the marsh and get this system working again as it should. Some great good has come from the natural gas controversy. john http://www.the-leader.com/news/x180683/Company-donates-140-acres-in-Queen-Catharine-Marsh#axzz2XJhumVkt -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Banding question

2013-06-14 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Jacalyn, Federal bands are not available to breeders. Many breeders use poultry bands from http://www.nationalband.com/. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net

[cayugabirds-l] Rare out of area bird sighted in ADK well into Massawepie Mire

2013-05-19 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
had seen in days of exploring these great areas! He's alive and well on release Susan! -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat

[cayugabirds-l] Apologies

2013-04-29 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
My apologies for incuding all that trash in our last post. Those of us who get this in digest form know what a pain that is. Sorry. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Warbler Saturday

2013-04-28 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
A Yellow Warbler arrived early yesterday along with a large flock of Yellow-rumps (Myrtles) and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. On Thursday we had our first Rose-breasted Grosbeak. All this despite the radar showing a relative blank the last couple of nights. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

[cayugabirds-l] Anyone missing a Red-tailed Hawk?

2013-04-21 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had a report of a RTHA with jesses seen at the intersection of Stillwell and Sirrine Rds yesterday. This is a TBurg section of eastern Schuyler Cty near the FLNF. We don't know of any falconers based operating in the area. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

[cayugabirds-l] SFO and playback

2013-04-10 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
sources, this could easily get out of hand much to the detriment of bird populations. Even worse if it even appears Cornell sanctions this method of birding. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website

[cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstones

2013-04-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
=== J.C. Fernández-Ordóñez Fundación Científica ARA MACAO Venezuela avesenm...@gmail.com Tel. 0034 4263498040 -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls, woodcock and a very intimidating visitor

2013-04-06 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
. Poor bird acted very hungry. John -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ Conserve and Create Habitat -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Queen Catharine Marsh (Schuyler Cty) waterfowl

2013-03-26 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
pavement. Walking the area is probably the most effective way of birding here. A trail of sorts circumnavigates the marsh. JS -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net

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