RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fluorescent green,, black

2022-05-10 Thread Leo Thomas Sack
Hi Anne Marie, What a strange mystery! Wild guess here… Any chance you might have seen a Tree Swallow? I know it doesn’t seem to match the description: white belly and iridescent blue head, back and wings, which sounds nothing at all

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Binoculars - reasonably priced?

2021-12-16 Thread Leo Thomas Sack
Hi Kathleen, Disclaimer -- The following is my own personal opinion, and not intended to represent endorsement by any group or organization. I've given Wingspan Optics FieldView 8x32's as gifts to multiple people, who love them. They've gone up in price, from $60 a couple years ago to $80 on

RE: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico mass mortality

2020-09-23 Thread Leo Thomas Sack
In case this hasn’t been mentioned yet, BirdCast has a short but well-written news article on the mass mortality, with links to further reading. It was published a few days ago on Sept. 18:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-28 Thread Leo Thomas Sack
A slightly different perspective: I have two spotting scopes, one straight and one angled… on two tripods, one sturdy and tall and one shorter but very light-weight and easy to carry. I use both scopes and both tripods regularly. * Which is better definitely depends on your personal needs

[cayugabirds-l] Cornell Lab call for KDT volunteers

2019-01-30 Thread Leo Thomas Sack
Calling all bird education enthusiasts! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is seeking volunteers to assist with this year’s Kids Discover the Trail! 5th grade school field trips, better known as KDT. This is an intense spring-only burst of educational programming, with about 600 students and