Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not the birds please

2021-06-05 Thread Maryfaith Miller
This is a huge list, with lots of different people on it. It is so unprofessional to use it to soapbox your personal political bent. I hope I never read another email like that on here again. Maryfaith On Sat, Jun 5, 2021, 5:26 PM Carl Steckler wrote: > First it was statues, then military

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black billed cuckoo

2021-05-22 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Outside of Cayuga basin, but I had a black billed cuckoo at Lime Hollow Nature Center on Wednesday. Good birding! Maryfaith On Sat, May 22, 2021, 3:00 PM Jared Dawson wrote: > I was just wondering about the BB Cuckoos this morning. On Thursday I > heard one, possibly two, at the Blueberry Patch

[cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock bird/broken wing

2020-07-07 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Forgive me if this has already been reported: there is a white duck or goose, domestic I suppose, with one wing hanging at Mud Lock, north end of Cayuga Lake. I was paddling by so can't be too sure. Maryfaith -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Maryfaith Miller
I have used pokeweed berries in my forest kindergarten class to dye wool an intensely beautiful shade of purple. 5-6-7 year olds, harvested, crushed, boiled over a campfire and stirred the pot full of wool roving and pokeweed berries. My students love knowing which plants are deadly poisonous. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swallows eating mushrooms

2019-08-01 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Alyssa, I know I have to fight the insects for my share of the mushrooms I like to eat, and it makes me wonder if the birds know how mushrooms can be loaded with bugs. Did you get the sense that the birds were consuming the mushrooms, or rummaging through them for insects? Very interesting

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ? Barn owl

2018-02-23 Thread Maryfaith Miller
It's not unheard of. We have an established barn owl breeding on Owasco Lake. We have heard it and seen it's shape, heard begging babies and two owls calling at the same time during summer nights for at least 8 years. If there is successful nesting going on so close, it seems reasonable that the

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhills in Genoa

2015-03-29 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Two Sandhill Cranes at E. Venice Rd and Rt 90. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrals (Lots!)

2014-07-14 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Just drove up Harrison Rd, off of Rt 90, in Summerhill. There was a Kestral on the telephone wire, and then another, and another, until there were either 5 or 7 (they were really moving around!) I can only imagine that they are a family group of parents and fledglings. They were leapfrogging from

[cayugabirds-l] First of...Ever!

2014-05-17 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Heard some strange high pitched calls and crow drama...looked up to see two adult Bald Eagles in the snag by the lowest cow pasture. Never seen them here at home before! Took photos to prove to husband. (Miller Farm, Hinman Rd, Summerhill) we only have a trickle of a creek, don't know what they

Re:[cayugabirds-l] First of...Ever!

2014-05-17 Thread Maryfaith Miller
. -Michelle Shocked On May 17, 2014 3:35 PM, Maryfaith Miller merrymilkm...@gmail.com wrote: Heard some strange high pitched calls and crow drama...looked up to see two adult Bald Eagles in the snag by the lowest cow pasture. Never seen them here at home before! Took photos to prove to husband. (Miller

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Bobolinks

2014-05-08 Thread Maryfaith Miller
In the cow pastures again. (We delay mowing) Summerhill. Music is too important to be left to the professionals. -Michelle Shocked -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redo-breasted Grosebeaks

2014-05-02 Thread Maryfaith Miller
I have a male this morning, Summerhill. (At the feeder) Music is too important to be left to the professionals. -Michelle Shocked On May 1, 2014 4:59 PM, Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com wrote: There are 2 females at my feeders. Wish 2 males would also show up! Eastern Heights. Ann Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Galveston oil spill

2014-03-25 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Hello Good Birders, Has anyone out there ever de-oiled a bird? Is anyone considering heading to Texas to help with recovery? I can't seem to get it off my mind. I left my name with Houston Audubon, although they are only utilizing licensed wildlife rehabbers and experienced de-oilers right now.

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Larks

2014-03-04 Thread Maryfaith Miller
On Groton City Road, where farmers have been spreading manure, there are loads of Horned Larks. Also, a nice, large, roundish hawk up in a tree with it's back to me. Did not have a red tail. I was too late for work (again) to wait for it too move for identification. Also saw a Northern Harrier

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owls?

2014-01-19 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Hi, I have friends visiting today. Where should I take them to hopefully find a Snowy to see? Are they still present at Hancock? The Freeville Owl location confuses me...there are Cornell barns on 366, also in Dryden. I dont know of any in Freeville. Can anyone give a street crossing that would

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl

2014-01-08 Thread Maryfaith Miller
birders (maybe 3rd and 5th graders?) who first found this owl with their dad. Happy Birding, Maryfaith Miller -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy at employee parking lot

2013-11-30 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Female snowy, 1:45 pm -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] My current location

2013-11-30 Thread Maryfaith Miller
Here is a link to my current location: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:43.120751,-76.125148 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Summerhill

2013-05-23 Thread maryfaith miller
Hi folks, Hattfield Rd is quickly becoming my favorite place to bird. Starting this spring when I found my first ever N. Shrike there, and continuing through this morning (and most mornings when I stop there). Along the side of the road is an old orchard where many birds must find good habitat.

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [GDACC] Comment Today on Seneca Lake Industriaization

2013-03-26 Thread maryfaith miller
Hi Birders, I hope this isn't too off topic. I noticed in the paragraph about shoreline construction a note about bird habitat. I am not that knowledgeable about shorebirds. If anyone feels they can speak about how this project could affect shore birds, habitat or migrations, please submit your

Re: [cayugabirds-l] redpolls

2012-12-25 Thread maryfaith miller
We have three! Nice Christmas gift for me, Maryfaith On Dec 25, 2012 12:38 PM, Bill Mcaneny bmcane...@fltg.net wrote: ** Our redpoll count just doubled from yesterday: we now have TWO. Ta Da! About 17 siskins on niger feeders. When they left, the resident goldfinches returned, about 18 of