[cayugabirds-l] Also, great-crested flycatcher today

2020-09-06 Thread Karen Edelstein
In approximately the same location as Cape May Warbler I just reported, just east of Coot Pond, Howland Island. Top of tall snag on east side of trail. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warbler at Howland Island

2020-09-06 Thread Karen Edelstein
Beautiful and very sweet views of two Cape May Warblers today on the trail just north of Coot Pond on Howland Island, seen by Joe Wetmore and me. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Red tail vs squirrel

2020-06-26 Thread Karen Edelstein
The last few weeks have been full of wild activity in our backyard, as a nest of red tailed hawks up the hill has now fledged and are spending a tremendous amount of time around our bird feeders and on the trees in the yard. I captured this interaction between a couple of juvenile hawks and a

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Karen Edelstein
We had a beautiful Eastern Towhee foraging and singing in the yard this afternoon. I think this is the first time that I've had one as a yardbird here in 30 years. Salmon Creek valley Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Great egret at McIlroy Bird Sanctuary yesterday

2019-05-26 Thread Karen Edelstein
In addition to some excellent botanic sightings yesterday at McIlroy, we had some spectacular views from the wetland viewing deck of a great egret swooping and looping over the water, roosting in a tree, and patrolling the water's edge. Apologies for the late posting. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns and Ithaca street trees

2019-05-20 Thread Karen Edelstein
Dave...the city maintains an online database and interactive map of its 13,000+ trees. Hopefully this will be helpful in determining your hawthorn variety (advance apologies. ..it does not seem optimized for mobile devices so I can't absolutely verify).

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Common yellowthroat, Salmon Creek

2019-04-21 Thread Karen Edelstein
Bob McGuire has gently corrected me that after I shared a recording with him, it truly was a Carolina wren. Dang. Sorry about that false alarm. What a stinker... On Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 6:49 PM Karen Edelstein wrote: > This morning, and for 3-4 days prior, I've been hearing common > yellowt

[cayugabirds-l] Common yellowthroat, Salmon Creek

2019-04-20 Thread Karen Edelstein
This morning, and for 3-4 days prior, I've been hearing common yellowthroats singing in the woods behind my house (Salmon Creek Valley, Lansing). In past years, they've also arrived on the early side, yet hearing one singing by (or before) April 20th seemed a little odd. But this morning, the bird

[cayugabirds-l] Springport osprey

2019-03-20 Thread Karen Edelstein
Joe Wetmore and I had an osprey flying low over the road in the Town of Springport along Route 90 near Fire Lane 20. About 10 am this morning. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Short eared owls

2019-01-14 Thread Karen Edelstein
Last night, Joe Wetmore and I watched 5 short-eared owls plying the fields on both sides of Lake Road leading west from Long Point Winery, just south of Aurora. We spotted the first one around 5 pm. So graceful, and the white of their wings flashing brilliantly. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
gt; > > > Marie Read Wildlife Photography > 452 Ringwood Road > Freeville NY 13068 USA > > Phone 607-539-6608 > e-mail m...@cornell.edu > > Website: http://www.marieread.com > Follow me on Facebook: > https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Pho

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
Thanks all...let's keep the comments to NYSEG flowing. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Point tonight

2018-05-15 Thread Karen Edelstein
Joe Wetmore and I marveled at the nimble and acrobatic flight of three to four Common Nighthawks feeding on a midge hatch at Salt Point this evening. Could be a first for me, certainly in Lansing. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Osprey Trail

2018-04-02 Thread Karen Edelstein
Since Dave Nutter referenced this the other day, I just wanted to remind everyone about the interactive map I created a few years ago with Candace Cornell. The URL changed since the original version so please update any bookmark you might have had. Here's the handy, shortened URL:

[cayugabirds-l] Reminder, 7 PM tonight: Sound Meets Science presentation

2017-10-03 Thread Karen Edelstein
*SOUND MEETS SCIENCE: RADIO PRODUCTION AND THE NATURAL WORLD* By Bill McQuay, Audio Producer, and NPR Contributor Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 p.m. Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing ​In celebration of autumn at Salt Point, Bill McQuay, an audio producer and NPR Contributor, will give a

[cayugabirds-l] Speaker: Oct 3, Bill McQuay, Audio Producer & NPR Contributor

2017-09-25 Thread Karen Edelstein
SOUND MEETS SCIENCE: RADIO PRODUCTION AND THE NATURAL WORLD By Bill McQuay, Audio Producer, and NPR Contributor Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 p.m. Lansing Town Hall, 29 Auburn Road, Lansing ​In celebration of autumn at Salt Point, Bill McQuay, an audio producer and NPR Contributor, will give a

Re:[cayugabirds-l] RB grosbeak, for real

2017-03-14 Thread Karen Edelstein
14 (1993) snowstorm in huge numbers. On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Karen Edelstein <k...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Oddly enough, the small flock of brown-headed cowbirds gorging on black > oil sunflower seed included a very bossy female rose-breasted grosbeak. I > didn't believe Joe a

[cayugabirds-l] RB grosbeak, for real

2017-03-14 Thread Karen Edelstein
Oddly enough, the small flock of brown-headed cowbirds gorging on black oil sunflower seed included a very bossy female rose-breasted grosbeak. I didn't believe Joe at first when he told me, but just watched it with my own eyes. He also saw a phoebe looking for shelter from the storm earlier this

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl, Lott Farm

2017-01-11 Thread Karen Edelstein
Great views with Joe Wetmore just now of one snowy owl on the ground in the field on the south side of Martin Rd. We parked just in front of the gate of the service road in front of CASE-H, halfway between the farm silos and the airport. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Crow roost descended

2016-11-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
Over the past few weeks, a large roost of crows has formed in the woods off Lansingville Rd just uphill and west of my house on Salmon Creek. Mid- morning they stream east in loose groups. But this morning, hundreds have dropped into the cleared cornfield on Salmon Creek Rd, and the many have made

Re:[cayugabirds-l] OOB: Tree swallow migration

2016-09-30 Thread Karen Edelstein
Ooops. No "American" in those tree swallow. Just tree swallows, and maybe they were Canadian, anyway. Sorry about that slip of the keyboard. On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Karen Edelstein <k...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Joe Wetmore and I just returned from several days in t

[cayugabirds-l] OOB: Tree swallow migration

2016-09-30 Thread Karen Edelstein
, I bet it would make a great research project for some enterprising student. I just count myself as fortunate, particularly when I thought the swallows living around the Finger Lakes had been gone for over a month already. Karen Edelstein -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Long-eared owl, Salmon Creek

2016-09-23 Thread Karen Edelstein
I'm excited to say that after the last instance (I knew of) 15 years ago, there was a long-eared owl calling about halfway up the hill behind my house last night. He was vocal for only about 5 minutes around 11 pm, and then quiet. The last time I heard LEOWs was in February 2001(?), a dueting

[cayugabirds-l] OOB but interesting upcoming webinar from Conservation Biology Institute

2016-02-16 Thread Karen Edelstein
Webinar: It’s tough to be heard in the city: Adaptations of bird song in urban environments Presenter: Dr. David Luther, George Mason University Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/608493518552321 When Start: February 22, 2016 @ 1 PM ET End: February 22, 2016 @ 2

[cayugabirds-l] funny

2016-02-07 Thread Karen Edelstein
Really was our own SuperbOwl Sunday. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Short-eared owls

2016-02-07 Thread Karen Edelstein
On our way back from Montezuma this afternoon, Joe Wetmore and I took a quick detour down Lake Rd towards Long Point Winery to look for short-eared owls. Caught a quick glimpse, I believe, of Laura Stenzler, but no owls. It was getting late, so we headed back south on Rt 90. Almost immediately

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied sapsucker!

2016-01-24 Thread Karen Edelstein
YBSS at our suet feeder just now! Salmon Creek Rd Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Why to not feed jelly to orioles

2015-05-16 Thread Karen Edelstein
Here's an informative article that endorses sticking with natural sugars (grapes and oranges). http://nmconservationnetwork.org/2014/04/20/please-no-jelly-for-orioles/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Impacts of approved casino at Tyre:OT?

2014-12-19 Thread Karen Edelstein
My advance apologies if this question is outside of list bounds (please weigh in, Chris). I am wondering if there are concerns about the light pollution from the gigantic casino facility just approved for Tyre, and the impacts this gaming development may generate at Montezuma NWR. When this

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey interaction

2014-06-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
Last night, during our sunset walk at Salt Point in Lansing, Joe and I got some nice views of the osprey pair sharing a fish on the platform edge. When we were ready to leave (it was getting quite dark by then) one osprey was down incubating presumably while the other stayed alert on the perch

[cayugabirds-l] interesting WB nuthatch behavior

2014-05-12 Thread Karen Edelstein
Yesterday, in the midst of a flurry of activity at the feeder, with visits from a large flock of goldfinches, several male indigo buntings, rose-breasted grosbeaks, Baltimore orioles, and several woodpeckers, I observed a new behavior in a white-breasted nuthatch. The nuthatch was at the tube

[cayugabirds-l] More possible ospreys

2014-04-23 Thread Karen Edelstein
I was also told that last year there was an eagle nest along the driveway of Seneca Falls Country Club (just south of Cayuga Lake State Park) that I'm guessing is really an osprey nest. Nevertheless, I haven't had a chance to check in person. Has anyone else seen this? I will be up in Geneva

[cayugabirds-l] Change in DEC's tack for mute swan management

2014-02-28 Thread Karen Edelstein
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued the following press release: *DRAFT MUTE SWAN MANAGEMENT PLAN TO BE REVISED AND RELEASED FOR SECOND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD* While the initial public comment period on the draft Management Plan for Mute Swans in New York State closed

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Additional freezing info

2014-02-13 Thread Karen Edelstein
Also, I've read that when the early settlers claimed their military lots in Lansing, the Ludlow brothers came up the frozen lake with their horse and wagon rigs to Salmon Creek, and then made their way up the stream to settle the hamlet of Ludlowville. To wit: Thomas Ludlow, the son of Henry

[cayugabirds-l] Reminder! Science Cabaret tonight, 7 PM

2013-12-10 Thread Karen Edelstein
Science Cabaret Presents: *Three Climate Change Stories: Mine, Yours, and the Birds'* When: *7 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 * Where: *Lot 10 Lounge, 106 S. Cayuga Street* *FREE!! * Join Scientist/Ornithologist Kim Bostwick for a lively Science Cabaret at the intersection of Climate Change and

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern phoebe migration question

2013-11-11 Thread Karen Edelstein
I have a phoebe that is still hanging around the yard and barn. Isn't it late for them to still be here? Karen Edelstein Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] OT: fab mushroom photos

2013-08-20 Thread Karen Edelstein
: [cayugabirds-l] OT: fab mushroom photos To: Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu Hi, Karen-- It turns out that they aren't saprophytes after all, but parasites on mycorhizal fungi. (So says Kathie Hodge.) When I learned this from her several years ago, I was very surprised. The same is true of squawroot

[cayugabirds-l] OT: fab mushroom photos

2013-08-19 Thread Karen Edelstein
Hi Meena, Great finds! Two of your mushrooms (pages 2 and 13) are actually not fungi, but are saprophytic, nonphotosynthetic flowering plants. Probably Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] FLLT trails and Thatcher's Pinnacles

2013-06-22 Thread Karen Edelstein
Hi Annemarie, Thatcher's Pinnacles high point is in Danby State Forest. The Land Trust's trail system does not extend to there, or even to the border with the State Forest Land. I've been working on an interactive map that might help to show this a little more clearly. The final version should be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FLLT trails and Thatcher's Pinnacles

2013-06-22 Thread Karen Edelstein
Kloppel On Jun 22, 2013, at 9:11 AM, Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu wrote: Note that the boundary of the State Forest is not accurate on this map, at least according to county tax parcels. It should abut L-P. http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=bf336198040d427d8ae43ca1cb31bff1

[cayugabirds-l] new Bill and Melinda Gates building on Cornell campus

2013-03-04 Thread Karen Edelstein
The acres of all-glass-plate facade are up on the south side this new building near the stadium. Does anyone know whether there are any bird collision mitigation strategies planned? Looks like a thousand heartbreaks waiting to happen. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga lake basin map

2012-12-10 Thread Karen Edelstein
I'm not sure who authored the Cayuga Basin link on Google Maps, but anyone who would like a kml or shapefile version of the boundary that I used to create the maps in the revised Birding the Cayuga Basin guide released last year...please just ask. That boundary was based on Wiegand and Eames' very

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] migrating cuckoos

2012-06-08 Thread Karen Edelstein
This is why, in the southern US, cuckoos are known as rain crows. I hadn't made the connection to the cow-row call as part of the possible derivation of that name before! On the evening of July 11-a pitch-dark evening with a thundershower lowering,-they were remarkably noisy, both sitting in

[cayugabirds-l] Tuesday, 5/8: Science Cabaret on Night Migration

2012-05-02 Thread Karen Edelstein
Science Cabaret presents: *A River of Birds in the Sky: tuning into night migration* When: 7 PM, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Where: Lot 10 Lounge, 112 S. Cayuga Street FREE!! Unbeknownst to most people, songbird migration in North America happens at night. And many species give short call notes while

[cayugabirds-l] downtown sharpie

2012-02-14 Thread Karen Edelstein
There was a sharp-shinned hawk perching just now on the wires that run between Temple Beth El and the Finger Lakes Land Trust, across N. Tioga Street, downtown Ithaca. He dove low over traffic and then settled on another wire closer to the Planning Department building on Court St. --

[cayugabirds-l] downtown sharp-shinned hawk update

2012-01-04 Thread Karen Edelstein
I heard more reports today that people on the Commons have been seeing the sharp-shinned hawk perched and/or hunting from a vantage point atop the Night and Day building or the Mate Factor building. He has been picking off birds in the air. Karen -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] City Hall sharp-shinned hawk is back in hunting territory

2012-01-02 Thread Karen Edelstein
In early December, we had several days of excellent sightings of the sharp-shinned hawk that has been hunting sparrows in the yew bushes on the east side of Ithaca City Hall. The bird disappeared for a few weeks, but was just sighted again. Stop by Autumn Leaves Used Books and check with Joe for

[cayugabirds-l] City Hall sharpie still hanging out

2011-12-03 Thread Karen Edelstein
The hawk Joe and I watched yesterday seems to have started roosting in the yew bushes in front of City Hall, and is there again today. You can get within about 6 feet comfortably for a great eye-level view. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Sharp-shinned downtown dining

2011-12-02 Thread Karen Edelstein
. Karen Edelstein -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Salmon Creek Bald Eagle

2010-10-07 Thread Karen Edelstein
Adult bald eagle circling over Salmon Creek just now, about 1 1/2 miles north of Ludlowville. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Peregrine

2010-08-10 Thread Karen Edelstein
-- Forwarded message -- From: Marc Keane i...@mpkeane.com Date: Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 3:56 PM Subject: Re: Peregrine To: Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu Hi Karen; Posted one vid-clip to YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULdXBHzCjqc Marc -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine

2010-08-10 Thread Karen Edelstein
...@cornell.edu wrote: -- Forwarded message -- From: Marc Keane i...@mpkeane.com Date: Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 3:56 PM Subject: Re: Peregrine To: Karen Edelstein k...@cornell.edu Hi Karen; Posted one vid-clip to YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULdXBHzCjqc Marc -- Kevin J

[cayugabirds-l] Finger Lakes Birdquest reminder

2010-05-29 Thread Karen Edelstein
Hello all (and apologies for cross-posting), I'm forwarding this message that Mark Chao posted earlier this month. Please consider taking advantage of this nice opportunity to get out in the field with Mark, and visit some beautiful locations. One heads-up...the deer tick population at