Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Mike Pitzrick
It looks like it would be a good idea to purchase a Senior Pass prior to August 28, 2017. Changes to Senior Pass -Mike On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Judith Thurber

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Mike Pitzrick
A couple of years ago by the Lab of O I saw a Canada Goose repeated land on the shoulders of a white-tailed deer and peck the back of the neck and head, driving it away from a nearby nest. I seem to recall that some of the Lab staff chose an alternate entrance to the building for a couple of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Waterfowl hunting at Salt Pt?

2015-11-03 Thread Mike Pitzrick
I see from the minutes of the 10/16/2013 Lansing Town Board Meeting that deer hunting is also allowed at Salt Point, and that "Recently the Town Board did ask the DEC for clarity about whether shotgun hunting of deer is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Mike Pitzrick
What purpose does it serve for us to judge nature and its parts as being good, bad or indifferent ... of service to us or otherwise? -Mike On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 3:29 PM, AB Clark wrote: > Oxpeckers and such birds on other continents could give us some purposes. >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Accipiter eating bats

2014-08-11 Thread Mike Pitzrick
Howdy, Birds of North America says that Red-tailed Hawk has been reported as far south as Venezuela and Colombia. -Mike On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Lindsay Goodloe wrote: From what I’ve read, the red-tailed hawk occurs in Central America but not in South

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-29 Thread Mike Pitzrick
it. Then maybe I'll have more legitimate replies when people ask about red flashes in the night. --Dave Nutter On Jun 29, 2014, at 12:24 AM, Mike Pitzrick wrote: The Museum of Science in Boston has published some web pages with information about how to identify fireflies

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bluebird bot? flies

2014-06-13 Thread Mike Pitzrick
Hi Richard, There's a chance that what you are seeing are bird blow flies. Bird blow flies are common in the nests of many birds, including bluebirds, swallows, chickadees, wrens, warblers, flycatchers and raptors. Research shows that heavy infestations can make nestlings anemic (cause

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds on our house

2014-06-08 Thread Mike Pitzrick
Hi Richard, The range map for Northern Mockingbird in *Birds of North America* indicates that they breed as far north as southern Ontario, and are permanent residents as far north as Watertown, NY. Regarding migratory habits, BNA says it is Not well understood. Reported to be partly migratory

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock on Sapsucker Woods Rd

2014-03-23 Thread Mike Pitzrick
Today at 3:00 PM I flushed a woodcock from the ditch along Sapsucker Woods Rd, across from where Sanctuary Dr intersects. It flew only about 30 feet from the road before landing on the forest floor. -Mike -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A hint of things to come...

2014-03-05 Thread Mike Pitzrick
I just located this 2012 review paper on the topic: Photoperiodic Control of Seasonality in Birds In case you can't see that link from where you are, here's a brief excerpt from the abstract. This review examines how birds use the annual cycle in