[cayugabirds-l] Pine warbler at feeder today

2020-03-31 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
We’ve had a pine warbler (FOY) today at our suet feeder here in Varna. Both this morning and now in the last hour or so. This morning it was trilling quite loudly. -Liisa Liisa Mobley -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on Bradfield Hall at Cornell

2020-02-25 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
This is the first time I’ve seen one this winter. I occasionally monitor the poop streaks on the side of the building, and I thought a couple of them looked a little fresher, which is sometimes a sign that a peregrine is back. Best seen from the lawn in front of Fernow near the tree

[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Report: Monkey Run South (April 20)

2019-04-21 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Ten people joined me Saturday morning at Monkey Run. The downpours from Friday night and early Saturday morning had cleared out, and we ended up with no rain, but a cold, damp day. We headed first to look at a winter wren singing near the parking lot, plus a yellow-bellied sapsucker drumming

[cayugabirds-l] CBC Field Trip: Monkey Run South on Saturday

2019-04-18 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I’ll be leading a field trip this Saturday, April 20th, 7:30-10:00, in Monkey Run South. Please meet at the parking area. I was just checking my Weather Channel app, and the icon used for most of Saturday morning on the hourly forecast is a cloud, with the sun peaking out, plus a thunder

[cayugabirds-l] OOB bird art and birding/hiking in western Finger Lakes

2018-07-21 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone- If you like bird art, and are looking for a day trip to the western Finger Lakes, check out the traveling exhibit, Birds in Art, at the Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY. It’s a show of some of the best contemporary bird art from all over the world.

[cayugabirds-l] CBC trip report - April 29, Monkey Run

2018-05-04 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone – here is the report for the CBC birding trip to South Monkey Run this past weekend. Seven birders joined me for a snowy morning walk, the last Sunday in April - now a distant memory after the last few very warm days. Despite the wet snow, which pelted our eyes and fogged up our

[cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip on Sunday, April 29, at Monkey Run South, 7:30am-10am

2018-04-27 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone- A quick reminder that I will be welcoming the return to winter with a CBC trip at South Monkey Run on Sunday, April 29th, 7:30-10am. While making our way through "delightful" snow in late April, we'll be looking for spring migrants and more. Be prepared for some mud and

[cayugabirds-l] Red headed woodpecker still in Palmer Woods

2017-12-03 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
It is flitting around a lot from tree to tree. Walk up to the top of the knoll on the red-blazed trail. -Liisa Liisa Mobley -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] slightly off-topic - 18th century maps of Montezuma and Cayuga Lake

2017-07-05 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone- I've been out of town, so I hope I am not duplicating anyone's previous email - I know there are some other library people on this list. I thought people might enjoy this tidbit from the Cornell University Library - historic maps of NYS, including one which describes the area we

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake birding trail

2017-06-17 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi Dave- Sounds like an interesting project! You mentioned that you were looking for opinions about what a birding trail would include - after a quick search, I found a list of US birding trails on the ABA site: http://aba.org/resources/birdingtrails.html The descriptions of each are helpful,

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine at Myer's eating a gull

2017-02-05 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
If you want a close up of a peregrine, there's one on the ice just off the spit at Myer's point! Of course, I don't have my camera today :-) It's eating what looks like a ring-billed gull. -Liisa Liisa Mobley -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine on Bradfield

2017-01-15 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I've been seeing the peregrine at least once a week on Bradfield. Always on a ledge on the side facing towards the greenhouses and Minn's garden. I saw it yesterday (Saturday) morning around 10am, as well as a couple of times earlier in the week. -Liisa Liisa Mobley >

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine back at bradfield hall/Cornell

2016-11-28 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
As I walked down Tower Rd, on the Cornell campus, I stopped to check Bradfield Hall to see if the (same as last year?) peregrine had returned. Sure enough, I saw a couple of dark blobs on one of the higher ledges. I didn't have my binoculars, but I clearly saw the contrast of the dark hood

[cayugabirds-l] osprey activity at Treman

2016-04-10 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
The osprey nest # 59: Treman Marina nest, on the Cayuga Lake Osprey map had some promising activity today! While walking around the Treman Marina and lake shore area at around 11:30 or noon, we saw and heard an osprey calling on the nest. As we came closer to the nest, another osprey flew in,

[cayugabirds-l] Western tanager still here

2016-03-08 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
In it's usual spot, eating berries and seeds near back entrance to Cornell Store. Flew off to trees near wee stinky glen. I didn't have my binoculars, so I didn't get a good look at plumage details, but it didn't appear to have any major changes. -Liisa Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Western tanager

2016-03-01 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Walked over to Cornell Store at 9:55, and it was sitting on the ground by the back entrance (about 10-15 ft from door) eating berries. Flew off into willow by wee stinky glen - startled by a few people walking by and rattling the door loudly. -liisa Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] FOY birds (for me, at least)

2015-05-03 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
FOY Osprey yard bird - one just flew nearby by my yard (giles st in Ithaca) going towards Six Mile Creek. Saw others at Salt Point and Myer's earlier, and a couple around the Ithaca area in recent days, but this is the first time this year I've seen the one (more than one?) that frequents my

[cayugabirds-l] baltimore oriole

2015-04-30 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I just found my FOY Baltimore Oriole in a large tree by the Johnson Art Museum at Cornell. I heard its simple, yet rich sounding, song as I was sitting on Libe Slope. I went to investigate, and found a bright orange splash at the top of a larch (or whatever the NYS version of a larch is)

[cayugabirds-l] Red-throated loon earlier today

2015-03-29 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
After dinner, went for a walk by the Treman Marina. We didn't have binoculars, but I didn't need them as the red-throated loon was swimming in the channel of the marina very close and was quite easy to see. Must be the same one reported this morning and last week by the Farmer's Market. -liisa

[cayugabirds-l] Large numbers of geese

2015-03-26 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I keep hearing both Canada and snow geese flying overhead this evening. They seem to flying kind of along the Six Mile Creek corridor towards Cayuga Lake. I tried recording them a couple of times, but I live too close to noisy traffic to get any files worth saving. -liisa Liisa Mobley

[cayugabirds-l] myer's saturday afternoon

2015-03-15 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I startled an Amer Pipit as I walked up to the lighthouse, and it flew up in front of me landed on ice not too far out. No sign of the tufted duck, but I also hit a spot of rain that made viewing difficult. Also, forgot to grab my gloves, and my hands were freezing. Coots, herring, great

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine, I think

2015-03-13 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
have made a play for territory earlier this winter when they (she) attempted to dive-bomb BR, talons down over at Humphreys unsuccessfully. We're guessing that they have a scrape elsewhere to tend to / defend. -Original Message- From: Liisa S. Mobley Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine, I think

2015-03-13 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I just walked up past Bradfield about a 1/2 hour ago (10:45?), and I think I saw a peregrine on the roof on the NW corner. This particular corner has many small antennas, and which kind of points towards Mann, so you wouldn't be able to see it from Tower Rd. I did not have my binoculars, and

[cayugabirds-l] 2 bald eagles stewart park

2014-12-28 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
And not a whole lot more on this cold, windy day! I was down at Stewart Park this morning (11am) near the southeast corner of the lake, and an adult bald eagle flew in, leisurely, over the lake. Shortly after, a juvenile bald eagle flew in, and the adult started chasing the juvenile, but not

[cayugabirds-l] Birders - please see survey about Stewart Park use, improvements

2014-12-03 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone- Apologies for any cross-posting. I received an email from the Friends of Stewart Park yesterday -see below. About halfway down the email, there is a link to a survey about use of the park. I would recommend birders fill this out! The survey asks about how people use the park, and

[cayugabirds-l] Article about great lakes freezing over

2014-02-09 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
There's been a bit of discussion about the Finger Lakes freezing over, as well as the Great Lakes, on the Cayuga Birds list in recent weeks. I came across this article from one of the channel 9 (Syracuse) weathermen, which indicates that the Great Lakes, as of last Friday, had more than 79% of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Article about great lakes freezing over

2014-02-09 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
The full answer about the reluctance of Cayuga and especially Seneca to completely freeze over is a bit complicated, but a primer on the physical limnology can be read here: http://www.gflrpc.org/Publications/SenecaLakeWMP/chap6a.pdf -Geo Kloppel On Feb 9, 2014, at 7:20 AM, Liisa S. Mobley ls

[cayugabirds-l] lake ontario/higher levels of botulism affecting diving birds this past fall

2013-12-08 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
I was watching the Syracuse news this morning, and they mentioned that the DEC reported that botulism has been causing a large number of diving bird deaths in the eastern lake ontario basin. It is higher this year than it is normally. Fortunately, the DEC says that usually this type of

[cayugabirds-l] possible to see snowy owls?

2013-11-24 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone- A few days ago my daughter says she saw a very white bird near Six Mile Creek, upstream from second dam. I don't know exactly where, but probably downhill from Commanland. She thought at first it was a gull due to its brightness, but quickly realized that it wasn't a gull due to

[cayugabirds-l] FW: Government Shutdown; Montezuma NWR CLOSED

2013-10-01 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Apologies for cross-posting. I also get the digest of Cayuga birds, so I hope this hasn't been posted by 10 people already, but I'm not seeing it on the mail archive webpage. -Liisa Liisa Mobley Electronic Resources Coordinator, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY 14853 phone (607)

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens on east hill

2013-06-09 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
Hi everyone, I've also been enjoying the East Hill ravens, although I haven't seen any young ones so far. I live just up from the upper trail going into Six Mile Creek, on Giles St. Sometimes a raven will fly out from the woods, over Giles St, and over the neighboring yards. Generally what