Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shorebird at Myers

2020-12-08 Thread Judith Thurber
Red Knot? Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 8, 2020, at 4:45 PM, bob mcguire wrote: > > I have a request for ID suggestions from a friend who had a shorebird on the > spit at Myers at 3 pm today: > > "I just saw a plump shorebird about the size of a robin with medium

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed Jaeger over Northeast Ithaca tonight

2020-09-09 Thread Judith Thurber
Classic example of: Opportunity favors the prepared mind! Judy Thurber Sent from my iPhone > On Sep 8, 2020, at 8:46 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > >  > I just had one of the more surreal sightings in local birding I've ever > experienced. As I went out in the yard here in Northeast Ithaca

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2 caged birds

2020-07-03 Thread Judith Thurber
That happened to me many years ago when I was bird-pet sitting. I called vets and put on local radio station. Radio paid off. PHEW! Judy Thurber Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 3, 2020, at 4:40 PM, Ann Mitchell wrote: > > I have 2 caged birds in my yard - a yellow one and a blue one (the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dave Nicosia's prediction.

2020-05-24 Thread Judith Thurber
I’m another who enjoyed happy lakeshore warbler, etc. migrants low to ground at Fair Haven westside of bay. Thank you so much! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On May 24, 2020, at 5:48 PM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > I'd like to give a shout-out to Dave Nicosia for his

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nice day to start a nest

2020-04-16 Thread Judith Thurber
 Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 16, 2020, at 11:48 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: > > My lovage is now about five inches tall, soon to be five feet I trust. I’m > dreaming about pesto di levistico, and also want to try some recipes from the > ancient cookbook of Apicius (De Re Coquinaria). Got my

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald eagle, Dryden Lake

2020-04-08 Thread Judith Thurber
Nice write up! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 8, 2020, at 10:52 AM, Eveline V. Ferretti wrote: > > I had the great good fortune of seeing a bald eagle swoop in to land on a > tree right by the Dryden Lake trail yesterday evening. It’s the closest view > I’ve ever

Re: [cayugabirds-l] On Stevenson Road

2020-04-01 Thread Judith Thurber
Wonderful Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 1, 2020, at 6:00 PM, Suan Yong wrote: > > On Stevenson Road I was biking, > A meow from the hedge was most striking, > The tone wasn’t hoarse, > Not a catbird, of course, > Sapsucker! I said, to my liking. > > But the next meow came out all flat, > It

Re: [cayugabirds-l] poem to share

2020-03-22 Thread Judith Thurber
Lovely — Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 21, 2020, at 9:49 PM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > Nice. > Thank you for sharing. > Pete Sar > >> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 10:23 PM Karin Suskin wrote: >> THE VISITORS >> >> For six months, I have been waiting >> The barren bones of trees >> Showing soft

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wildlife drive?

2020-03-21 Thread Judith Thurber
 Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 21, 2020, at 9:00 AM, bob mcguire wrote: > > You don’t need to wait for the Wildlife Drive to open! There are thousands of > waterbirds (ducks, swans, cranes) in readily accessible areas of the entire > Montezuma Complex. > > Check Knox/Marsellus Marsh (MNWR)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cool morning feeder birds

2019-08-09 Thread Judith Thurber
Very similar activity in Liverpool — live seeing the Orioles especially— and gearing “teakettle teakettle” Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 9, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > > Sitting on my ‘treehouse’ back deck this lovely cool morning, I was treated > to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Judith Thurber
The Baltimore Orioles frequently coming faithfully for grape jelly end of May, in June and earlier in July have not been seen in at least a week. The catbird stills comes. Think Orioles must have started moving around—away. I miss them. They are so beautiful! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red Wings and Grackles

2019-03-13 Thread Judith Thurber
Grackles in Liverpool today, too. I think it is spring. Oh, boy! Judy Thurber Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 13, 2019, at 10:33 AM, Carl Steckler wrote: > > Hurrah! Flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds and Grackles have shown up to empty > my feeders here in Dryden. > Can this be Spring? > -- >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] snowy egret Eaton Marsh

2018-05-25 Thread Judith Thurber
Snowy Egret continues at Eaton Marsh on wildlife trail MZNWR. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On May 25, 2018, at 6:35 AM, Dave K wrote: > > Close looks 6:30 a.m. Friday > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Suet Feasting

2018-05-18 Thread Judith Thurber
I have seen some of these and also Brown Creeper and E Bluebird.Suet is a favorite!! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On May 16, 2018, at 8:50 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote: > > We've had a surprising variety of birds eating suet at our feeders this > spring. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2018-01-13 Thread Judith Thurber
I just took a closer look at who is here feeding and voila: Pine Siskin amidst the feeding flurry. Also Brown Creeper at suet again. And a hawk must be in the neighborhood; every bird has disappeared. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad > On Jan 13, 2018, at 1:58 PM, Ann Mitchell

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Judith Thurber
I purchased mine at Wonderful Steamtiwn in Scranton but Ft Stanwix in Rome NY probably also sells them. A bargain for sure. Judy Thurber, Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 13, 2017, at 10:51 AM, Peter wrote: > > Might anyone know where one could purchase a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pileated eating suet

2017-06-07 Thread Judith Thurber
Pileated are currently feeding several times a day at suet feeders on nails on side of tree. It seems they must be nesting nearby and come for reliable food supply. (There have been periods in past years where I haven't seen them at feeder for months at a time.) Also Bluebirds balance

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tanager on suet

2017-05-10 Thread Judith Thurber
I have EBluebirds come regularly to suet, especially in winter months. They find it tricky to stay on little wire suet cage and much prefer finding chunks on the ground...which I try to make sure happens. They also happily take sunflower chips. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egret continues

2017-04-22 Thread Judith Thurber
Still present at 1:45 PM feeding actively in grass near Canada Geese. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 22, 2017, at 8:46 AM, Dave K wrote: > > The Cattle Egret at the NY Chiropractic College continues this AM. Still > relating to the golf

Re: [cayugabirds-l] GHO calling from game farm road

2015-09-27 Thread Judith Thurber
Well, in Liverpool during eclipse there was Barred Owl calling and Great Blue Heron spreading the news  Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad > On Sep 27, 2015, at 10:27 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote: > > I heard one call which sounded to me like Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

[cayugabirds-l] Dorothy Crumb

2015-08-21 Thread Judith Thurber
From former long-time Syracuse resident, and former OAS President, Karen Slotnick an address --hopefully current -- has been received for one of Dorothy's two sons, L Kenneth Ken, and I pass it along for any of us who might want to send our condolences. L. Kenneth Crumb 1044 Trading Post Rd.

[cayugabirds-l] Golden-cheeked Warbler

2015-07-09 Thread Judith Thurber
Do we promote this type of communication here? Well, just in case: https://www.change.org/p/united-states-fish-and-wildlife-service-reject-the-petition-submitted-june-29-2015-to-remove-the-golden-cheeked-warbler-from-the-list-of-endangered-species Judy Thurber Liverpool, NY Sent from my

Re: [cayugabirds-l] No Hummingbirds?!

2015-07-08 Thread Judith Thurber
Well, I didn't think much of it as I don't put a hummingbird feeder at my house, but I keep my neighbor's filled and she has mentioned not seeing any for a few days. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Jul 8, 2015, at 11:15 AM, Ellen Haith elliehait...@gmail.com wrote: For the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fall Migration to begin next week???

2015-06-25 Thread Judith Thurber
The legendary Dr. Fritz Scheider asserted 4 July was beginning of fall migration (more or less :)...so let's keep our eyes open. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Jun 25, 2015, at 6:08 PM, David Nicosia daven102...@gmail.com wrote: I know summer has just started but we have a very

Re: [cayugabirds-l] sisk-invasion/Towhee song

2015-04-21 Thread Judith Thurber
I had at least one here in Liverpool today, too. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Apr 21, 2015, at 10:04 AM, Donna Scott dls...@me.com wrote: I have had 4 Pine Siskins at my feeders for weeks. Sunday I saw my FOY E. Towhee singing a variant song - he was not drinking your

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bluebird in the Backyard

2015-03-25 Thread Judith Thurber
Ah, the responsibility of stewardship rears its head.  I have the same issue at my house and am dreading the necessary confrontation, but… Judy ThurberLiverpool On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:41 AM, Karel V. Sedlacek k...@cornell.edu wrote: !--#yiv1488123172 _filtered

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bluebird in the Backyard

2015-03-25 Thread Judith Thurber
to be used by bluebirds.  I am hoping the collective wisdom of the group may have some specifics on this that could be shared.  THANKS  Marc  Rustici     From: bounce-118979244-62610...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118979244-62610...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Judith Thurber Sent: Wednesday

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine Camera State Tower Bldg Syracuse

2015-03-23 Thread Judith Thurber
In Sunday's paper a new webcam on the 23rd floor of the State Tower Bldg. at the corner of Warren and Water streets in downtown Syracuse was reported.   The female, Pigott and male, George are the center of attention.  The webcam is: falconcam.wcs.com This installation is complements of Wholesale

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck musings

2015-03-08 Thread Judith Thurber
Loved it! Thanks so much. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Mar 7, 2015, at 5:14 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: Two points of potential interest about Tufted Ducks, in addition to the fact that the short-tufted male continues (as late as 3:30pm) close to the point

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Apples for breakfast-Red-bellied Woodpecker

2014-12-21 Thread Judith Thurber
I remember many years ago seeing an apple tree with frozen fruit with several Pine Grosbeaks enjoying the fruit. Lovely sight. By the way, Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville had both Long-eared and Saw-whet Owls today on the Bog Trail.My favorite kind of Christmas present! Judy

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blog Post: Night Flight Calls

2014-10-01 Thread Judith Thurber
Thanks for this informative link...and humorous as well :)... I love hearing night calls and really MUST get to know what I am hearing! Thanks again, Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Sep 30, 2014, at 3:49 PM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu wrote: A fellow

[cayugabirds-l] Dead Osprey Carcass in my house now

2014-09-30 Thread Judith Thurber
This morning on a deck on the Seneca River near John Glenn Blvd in Liverpool, not far from where Osprey's nest, I found a dead Osprey. It was wet with dew and I have it in a cooler on ice, but it appears to have a broken neck. Any interest anyone? Can't tell how long deceased...slight odor.

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dead Osprey Carcass in my house now

2014-09-30 Thread Judith Thurber
The Osprey has found a home. Thanks. Judy Thurber Sent from my iPad On Sep 30, 2014, at 7:43 AM, Judith Thurber jathur...@yahoo.com wrote: This morning on a deck on the Seneca River near John Glenn Blvd in Liverpool, not far from where Osprey's nest, I found a dead Osprey. It was wet

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Dead Osprey Carcass ESF contact FYI

2014-09-30 Thread Judith Thurber
-470-6761 or 470-6743 Gerry Smith wisely referred me to him. Local birds are especially appropriate for our local ESF collection which is extensive. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Sep 30, 2014, at 11:05 AM, Judith Thurber jathur...@yahoo.com wrote: The Osprey has found a home

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [OneidaBirds] Stony Point Wheatear - Yes

2014-09-22 Thread Judith Thurber
This bird is at 11162 Whitney Road, on Stoney Point, Jefferson county, Henderson, NY. You don't have to take Rt 81 to Henderson Exit, but you do need to get to NYS RT 3. Stoney Point is accessed off of Rt 3 either at Military Rd. or at Route 152. Hopefully by the time you get this gets

Re: [cayugabirds-l] big night

2014-09-12 Thread Judith Thurber
I went right outside after reading thisjust heard at least 10 calls in under 3 minutes. Thanks! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Sep 12, 2014, at 9:27 PM, Bill Evans wrev...@clarityconnect.com wrote: Hearing lots of flight calls up here in the remote highlands of Danby.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Jerry Lazarczyk

2014-07-20 Thread Judith Thurber
Thank you for letting us all know. Pink-footed Goose comes to mind when I remember last seeing Jerry...or was it a Chat. Suddenly, he was just where the bird was! For me, the serendipity of seeing friends when on the birding trail more than doubles the joy. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron breakfast

2014-07-17 Thread Judith Thurber
While checking Bluebird boxes on a golf course that runs next to a small stream, I saw a Great Blue standing with something dark hanging from its mouth that caught my eye. The Heron was shaking a rodent. It would put it on the ground and pick it up to shake it again. He repeated this about

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

2014-06-26 Thread Judith Thurber
I visited the Monk Parakeet pair in Hector late this afternoon after first stopping at May's Point Rd South to view the Red-headed Woodpeckers. At both stops the birds put on a quite a show.What beautiful colors the Parakeets have...especially their incredible greens! On the way home

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2nd Hand Report - PAINTED BUNTING - Bald Hill Road, Danby

2014-05-31 Thread Judith Thurber
Thanks. Great to see even a photo!! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On May 31, 2014, at 10:49 AM, Christopher Dalton christopher.m.dal...@gmail.com wrote: Cayuga Birders, Alex Flecker wanted me to pass along his sighting this morning, at his private residence, of a PAINTED

[cayugabirds-l] Oneidabirds, Cayugabirds, and phone rare bird text

2014-04-28 Thread Judith Thurber
I was part of the Onondaga Audubon class taught by Steve Kolbe and Ken Karwowski of birders who were learning about hawks this spring, and it became clear that some in the class would like to know how to be hooked into Oneidabirds and Cayugabirds bird alert/info services. I signed up so long

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [OneidaBirds] Oneidabirds, Cayugabirds, and phone rare bird text

2014-04-28 Thread Judith Thurber
(contact them directly) Posts telling others that they shouldn’t have posted something (better done by email) Drew Weber drewwe...@gmail.com 484.269.6009 On Apr 28, 2014, at 5:25 PM, Judith Thurber jathur...@yahoo.com wrote: I was part of the Onondaga Audubon class taught by Steve

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Always The Market Leader - New EO Bino

2014-04-02 Thread Judith Thurber
Sorry, this is a couple days late (ahem), but want to make sure all see this VIDEO from Eagle Optics! Judy Thurber Liverpool From: Eagle Optics i...@eagleoptics.com Date: April 1, 2014 at 1:05:31 AM EDT To: jathur...@yahoo.com Subject: Always The Market Leader - New EO Bino Reply-To:

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Dead Ducks

2014-03-11 Thread Judith Thurber
Boy, is this a happier ending!!! Thank you Mary and young Mark! My heart is soaring and we will look forward to visiting Rice Creek and seeing your Harlequin! Judy Thurber Liverpool, NY Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Rose DeNeve rose.den...@gmail.com Date: March 11, 2014

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [OneidaBirds] oswego river harlequin

2014-03-09 Thread Judith Thurber
Thank you for this, albeit very saddening, update. Your finding the Harlequin gave a lot of folks a rare treat. He was a lot of bird!! Judy Sent from my iPad On Mar 9, 2014, at 8:48 PM, m_magis...@hotmail.com wrote: I have sad news, my son and I looked for the harlequin behind the Post

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mergansers

2014-03-05 Thread Judith Thurber
Talk about confused Mergs...I found one in N. Syracuse walking down the middle of South Bay Rd near Taft Rd. in the snow Sunday afternoon. John Moore lived on the side street the Merganser ran to trying to escape my rescue effort, and we were able to get him to rehabilitator Jean Soprano for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carolina wrens

2014-03-01 Thread Judith Thurber
I also enjoyed Carolina Wren, which has wintered here, singing in a.m. in Liverpool on Shoreview. Also had Brown Creeper at suet. Onondaga Lake Inner Harbor late afternoon: 7 Iceland Gulls, 1 adult Glaucous with the many Herring, several Ring-billed, a few Great Black-backs. Judy Thurber

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Native Plants for Native Birds, Friday, March 7, 5:00 - 8:30 pm, Tompkins County Public Library - Borg Warner Room

2014-02-24 Thread Judith Thurber
FYI everyone. And don't forget Central New York Habitat Gardening Club a chapter of Wild Ones! Native has such positive impact on yard wildlife...especially the little little things! Judy Thurber Liverpool, NY Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: David Ruppert d...@cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swan Plan comments

2014-01-30 Thread Judith Thurber
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Very insightful and helpful. I agree with your position. Judy Thurber Liverpool, NY Sent from my iPad On Jan 30, 2014, at 8:05 PM, The Donster aubur...@yahoo.com wrote: Is this for real? On Jan 30, 2014, at 8:00 PM, Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Frozen Bill Canada Goose

2014-01-28 Thread Judith Thurber
On a field trip last Saturday, I, too, noticed a Canada Goose that appeared to have snow encrusted on its bill. This was seen at Baldwinsville on the Seneca River. Of the many waterfowl seen there, only one showed this. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Jan 28, 2014, at 6:13 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] National bird day January 5

2014-01-05 Thread Judith Thurber
http://www.nationalbirdday.com My friend, Nola Paquette Desimone, just emailed me this link. Brightens my 1/5/14 considerably! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina wren

2013-12-25 Thread Judith Thurber
As I was sweeping a path to and around the feeders this beautifully snowy Christmas dawning, the only sound to be heard was the soft caroling of 'tea kettle, tea kettle, tea kettle' over and over again. Then a Crow and a Tree Sparrow added their part. Merry Christmas everyone! Judy Thurber

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owls

2013-12-06 Thread Judith Thurber
What an interesting read. Thanks for finding it for us all! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Dec 6, 2013, at 6:58 PM, bob mcguire bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com wrote: An interesting article on Snowy Owls: http://vtecostudies.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/ghosts-from-the-arctic/

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hancock Snowy(ies)

2013-11-29 Thread Judith Thurber
Saw 2 at 2:30one female atop the Trooper's Barracks ( thanks for the help J Kresge), north side trestles between to vent pipes sticking out of roof.The other very white male way across runway looking south and a bit east from observation viewing area. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Saw-whet migration FYI

2013-10-29 Thread Judith Thurber
Do they make their little toot sound when flying in migrations, John? Thx. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Oct 29, 2013, at 2:48 PM, John Confer con...@ithaca.edu wrote: HHOWLS (Hammond Hill Owl Site) had our best night of the year last night on 29 Oct. We have banded on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ?

2013-10-16 Thread Judith Thurber
Dave, if 50 birders put up $5 each could oneidarba and cayugarba share one textmark account? I think if mentioned at meetings there would be enough interest to keep an alert system going. (By the way, would someone who has had my problem of not receiving these texts, but being able to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace report from Plucky Mucksters.

2013-09-09 Thread Judith Thurber
I laughed and laughed as I read this, Dave. Thank you for writing it!!! GREAT! F U N N Y! Fabulous! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On Sep 8, 2013, at 5:44 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: The Montezuma Muckrace, the fundraising bird-a-thon for the Friends of the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruff

2013-05-16 Thread Judith Thurber
Coot Pond was checked Thursday a.m. but no Ruff seen. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On May 15, 2013, at 1:37 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: If someone hears of the Ruff being re-found please post. Thanks Carl -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruff update and other sightings

2013-05-14 Thread Judith Thurber
NO RUFF. Waited for Ruff to return until 5:30 PM Tuesday. No luck. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On May 14, 2013, at 2:01 PM, tigge...@aol.com wrote: Tony Shrimpton reports that the Ruff was at Howland Island this noontime, but was just flushed with yellowlegs by a flyby falcon

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2013-05-13 Thread Judith Thurber
I, too, have several Pine Siskins today. They were here this morning and are still eating up a storm. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad On May 13, 2013, at 10:11 AM, Diana whiti...@roadrunner.com wrote: Hi, I was surprised to see a dozen or so Pine Siskins here at the house in