Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: cleaning bird feeders

2019-10-13 Thread Norwalk, James
I don't understand what the debris component is.


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 on behalf of Alicia 

Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:20 PM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: cleaning bird feeders

This was on a different bird list, thought it might be of interest to Cayuga 
birders.


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The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130(1):313-320, 2018
The effectiveness of bird feeder cleaning methods with and without debris

Lisa M. Feliciano,1 Todd J. Underwood,1* and Daniel F. Aruscavage1

ABSTRACT-Although feeders provide supplementary food to wild birds, they can be 
a site of disease transmission. Periodic cleaning of bird feeders is 
recommended to prevent disease transmission, but little is known about which 
cleaning methods are most effective. We determined the effectiveness of 3 
cleaning methods (scrubbing with soap and water, bleach soak, and scrubbing 
with soap and water followed by a bleach soak) in removing Salmonella from 
feeders with debris from normal field use and without debris. Feeders were 
inoculated with Salmonella enterica in the lab and then swabbed before and 
after cleaning to determine the percent reduction of Salmonella colony forming 
units (CFU/mL). All cleaning methods effectively reduced levels of Salmonella 
on feeders without debris, but the presence of debris significantly lowered the 
percent log reduction of Salmonella CFU/mL on feeders. The bleach soak and the 
scrubbing with soap and water plus bleach soak methods had a significantly 
higher percent reduction in Salmonella CFU/mL than the scrubbing with soap and 
water method overall. A significant interaction between debris and cleaning 
method was noted, however, indicating that the presence of debris greatly 
lowered the percent reduction of Salmonella CFU/mL on feeders cleaned with the 
scrubbing with soap and water method compared to other methods. Overall, we 
recommend either scrubbing with soap and water or a bleach soak to clean 
feeders with minimal debris, but suggest a combination of these 2 cleaning 
methods if feeders have heavy debris or if diseased birds are known to be in 
the area.


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawk Help Please?

2018-12-09 Thread Norwalk, James
Rough-legged!


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Sadovnic 
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:48 PM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawk Help Please?

We just saw this large hawk out the window, across the field.  It sat in the 
tree for awhile, took flight and hovered over the field, went back to the tree, 
moved to a telephone pole, and then left.  Aiken Rd., just west of Halseyville 
Rd. in the Town of Enfield.

Rough legged?  Swainson's?

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pso9q0jrhx76aik/AADZZPHshqLcv7Fh1h7-Tf3Sa?dl=0
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Re:[cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?

2018-08-06 Thread Norwalk, James
?Blue Jay


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Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 8:14 AM
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Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] what is this bird?

A friend's trail cam got this image on land 20 miles south east of Corning- ID?

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstones Genva

2017-05-31 Thread Norwalk, James
I support that idea!  Especially since the beach at Castle Creek is also 
slatted to be used as a launch for kite-boarders.



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 on behalf of Charlie Rouse 

Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:02 PM
To: 'Janet Akin'; 'Cayuga Birds List'; eatonbi...@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstones Genva

Just came from there. There were two Whimbrels at the end of the Castle Creek 
jetty, constantly being flushed by walkers. They would return, but in a very 
short while would be flushed again. These birds need a place to rest for 
extended periods, but just can't get it here. Looks like I'm going to have to 
re-present my idea of "Sandpiper Island", an offshore refuge that is 
inaccessible by humans. It got shot down by the city and state the first time, 
3-4 years ago, but I'm going to jump back in and take the issue as far as I can.

Charlie Rouse
Genreva


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[mailto:bounce-121571651-3569...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Janet Akin
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:11 PM
To: Cayuga Birds List
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstones Genva

There were just 4 Whimbrel and 10 Ruddy Turnstones at Lakefront Park, Geneva. 
They were on the small beach near the new metal bridge over Castle Creek. They 
were flushed by dog walkers while Linda Mott and I were there but returned to 
the beach. At times they would land on the rocks on the jetty. Also saw the 
Cerulean Warbler in the Mays Point nesting area today for the first time this 
year for me. In the Wilgoose field on Rt. 89 we saw two adult Sandhill Cranes 
with two small colts. Janet Akin, Seneca Castle
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Making Montezuma even better

2014-09-11 Thread Norwalk, James
And when you give to the Muckrace...make sure it is to the Bobolink team!



Jim


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[bounce-117925581-48869...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Paul Schmitt 
[pschm...@stny.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:22 PM
To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Making Montezuma even better

The recent Cayugabirds’ thread on the birding at Montezuma NWR brought out many 
ideas.  Of course, ideas are the easy part; finding the resources is the tough 
part. As I have been exposed to the staff’s work at the refuge this year, I’ve 
seen a multitude of often complex responsibilities that they meet with limited 
resources.  There are population surveys, bird banding, water management, 
invasive plant surveys and control, habitat restoration, water control 
structure maintenance and miles of dikes(and roads) to maintain.  That is a 
limited list. Our ideas require new resources. So, making something of these 
ideas all comes down to resources.
If you appreciate Montezuma NWR as I do, and if you want it to be even better, 
then you personally need to consider what you can do to support these ideas.  
With the 18th Annual Montezuma Muckrace only a day away, now is a perfect time 
to step up and consider four key types of support.
First, support the Muckrace by sponsoring a team.  Last year it brought in 
$10,600.  Could it be more with your support?  If you aren’t already involved, 
go to:
http://www.friendsofmontezuma.org/muck_race.html#sthash.oWIR9WMZ.dpbs
Select a team.  The team names are pretty creative, so surely you can find one 
that intrigues you. I’ve done this.  Won’t you as a birder join me?
Secondly, become a member of the Friends of Montezuma.  I’ve done this, too.  
Here’s the link to their membership form:
http://www.friendsofmontezuma.org/membership.html
Next, once a member, it becomes easy to find a volunteer event to support the 
refuge staff. I helped with a survey of Black Tern nesting populations this 
summer, and it was a great way to see some of the refuge that is normally 
hidden.  Seeing the terns was a memorable experience.  Just one or two days a 
year is a great way to pay back the staff for all the birding that we enjoy 
there.
Lastly, buy a duck stamp.  The visitor center at Montezuma NWR has them.  They 
are used to acquire further critical wildlife habitat.  I have my 2014 duck 
stamp and I keep a favorite one – A Wood duck-- on my photo pack to show my 
support for the refuge system.  Wouldn’t it be great if all birders did the 
same?
With these four actions, we can move from helpful ideas to an even more 
enriching refuge. I hope you will join me.

Paul Schmitt
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians

2014-08-06 Thread Norwalk, James
This was my home NWR when I was an undergrad at Evergreen State College.  The 
key at Nisqually is that it was already poldered with dikes by the farmer that 
previously owned the delta so that a walking circuit already exisited (and cut 
off the salt marsh estuary).  Montezuma doesn't have an open circuit (that I 
know of) to allow walkers to make a loop around a sizeable chunk of good 
marsh/mudflat habitat and return to the visitor's center lot without 
backtracking.  Single viewing outposts are often devoid of optimally viewable 
birds.

James Norwalk
Animal and Plant Care Technician
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Eaton Hall 302
Geneva, NY 14456
315-781-3919






From: Barbara B. Eden b...@cornell.edumailto:b...@cornell.edu
Reply-To: Barbara B. Eden b...@cornell.edumailto:b...@cornell.edu
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:14 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
cayugabird...@list.cornell.edumailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians

All,
This place can be  a potential model for Montezuma.
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nisqually/
It is much larger but it is only for pedestrians and birds are close to the 
boardwalk and also  far away. Wouldn’t
those  birds who are more skittish stay farther away from the pedestrians?
~Barbara




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