Re: [cayugabirds-l] Caching seed

2020-11-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Very cool. Pete Sar On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 11:52 AM W Larry Hymes wrote: > Once upon a time I was sitting of my front porch reading the paper. I > noticed a chickadee coming in. Not moving the paper I felt the bird land > near my foot. It felt it do something around my foot, and then it flew

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Peter Saracino
atial memory, I knew it wasn’t going to > retrieve that one. > > > > I love Red-breasted Nuthatches! > > > > Kevin > > > > > > *From:* < >> *On Behalf Of *Robyn B

[cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Peter Saracino
So I hung strings of Christmas lights on the porch the other day but didn't put the bulbs in yet. They're easier to string without the bulbs. I finally got around to screwing the bulbs in this morning only to find single, unopened black oil sunflower seeds in a few of the places into which one

[cayugabirds-l] Short eared owls

2020-11-13 Thread Peter Saracino
2 Owls on Johnson Rd. In Phelps Township tonight around 5:05 pm. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration

2020-11-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. Tomorrow looks to be a great day for observing migrating loons and am wondering if anyone has plans to observe from Taughannock Falls Stare Park. Thanks! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Winter finches!

2020-10-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks 30 pine siskins and at least one evening grosbeak at my feeders near Phelps, NY!! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2020-10-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Make that at least 8 siskins on a tray feeder near Phelps, NY Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2020-10-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi all. At least 2 pine siskins and a red breasted nuthatch at my feeders near Phelos, NY! Pete Sar On Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 5:44 PM Sandy Podulka wrote: > We have two at our feeders in Brooktondale as of today, also. Saw 3 a few > days ago near the house. > > At 09:52 AM 10/17/2020, Kevin J.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Need help

2020-09-28 Thread Peter Saracino
Looks like a pectoral sandpiper. Pete Saracino On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 9:32 PM Jim and Kay Burkett wrote: > We saw this bird at Montezuma feeding near the road in the pool south of > the visitors center. Can anyone help us identify the bird? > > Thank you > Jim and Kay Burkett > > > -- > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2020-09-16 Thread Peter Saracino
The Refuge is currently short-staffed. Work on flooding the Visitors Center pool was scheduled to begin last week but problems were encountered with the pump. They are working hard to resolve the problem. I wouldn't be surprised but in the next few days there will be water in that area. Not sure

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread Peter Saracino On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 6:47 PM Tom wrote: > I just learned of the mass mortality of migrating birds in New Mexico. I > read a CNN report. Is there any new information on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Radar showing large nocturnal flight tonight in NY

2020-09-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Dave! Pete Sar On Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 8:41 PM David Wheeler wrote: > I'm hearing lots of low-flying thrushes. Not a lot else so far. > > Dave W > > On Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 8:25 PM David Nicosia wrote: > >> All, >> >> Radars in NY state are exploding with bird echoes after sunset. These are

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Moments: The Times They Are A Changing

2020-09-04 Thread Peter Saracino
While conducting the twice-weekly survey of the Montezuma Refuge Jackie Bakker, Linda Benedict and I are often privileged to witness some incredible natural events - a great blue heron in the process of gulping down an entire muskrat; a peregrine falcon knocking an immature black crown night heron

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Virtual Shorebird Walks: 2 YouTube videos

2020-08-31 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Dave. I'll take a look. I'm especially interested in learning to better i.d. those darn baird's. Thanks to both you and Feris for agreeing to do this for Andrea so we could at least experience our beloved shorebirds - if only vicariously. Thanks as well for taking the time to share with the

[cayugabirds-l] Field by Refuge Visitors Center

2020-08-29 Thread Peter Saracino
FYI The field in front of the Refuge Visitors Center has been turned over. It has yet to be "watered" but I assume that will happen very soon. They are very short-staffed these days. It looks to be great habitat. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Hawk Migration Resource

2020-08-21 Thread Peter Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Birds and Lyme Disease

2020-08-19 Thread Peter Saracino
An interesting fact I just now read. I'm wondering if anyone cares to shed further light on this: "Several recent studies show that wild birds transport ticks and their associated diseases during migration. Also, a number of bird species are able to contract the bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus shorebirds

2020-08-10 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the heads up Jay! As a follow up, best times for viewing the Van Dyne Spoor Rd. location (Sandhill Crane Unit) are early morning when the sun is at one's back. On another note, the Refuge WILL be discing and then partially flooding the field by the Visitor Center to create additional

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird plumages and an Observation

2020-08-09 Thread Peter Saracino
While performing my duties as a volunteer Roving Naturalist at the Montezuma Refuge yesterday I set up shop along the narrow channel just before Larue's lagoon. All morning there have been a few solitary, spotted and least sandpipers. With the spotted and solitary there have been some wonderful

[cayugabirds-l] Crane Unit

2020-08-05 Thread Peter Saracino
FYI. The Refuge Sandhill Crane Unit is on Van Dyne Spoor Road in Savannah NY. We had 101 great egrets at the Crane Unit alone today. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Great egrets

2020-08-05 Thread Peter Saracino
A good number of great egrets currently at Crane Unit at MNWR. On their return trip.. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Swallows mobbing a raptor

2020-07-17 Thread Peter Saracino
So I go outside to get some parsley out of the garden and am suddenly met with the "squeaky" calls of birds and look up to see close to 20 tree swallows mobbing a sharp shin hawk! The hawk flushes and the swallows give chase and the raptor lands in another tree. The swallows are going crazy and

[cayugabirds-l] Swallows mobbing raptor

2020-07-17 Thread Peter Saracino
So I go outside to get some parsley out of the garden and am suddenly met with the "squeaky" calls of birds and look up to see close to 20 tree swallows mobbing a sharp shin hawk! The hawk flushes and the swallows give chase and the raptor lands in another tree. The swallows are going crazy and

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Don’t underestimate swallows.

2020-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Anne I've had barn swallows nesting in a small shed on my property come way up to the house and dive bomb my cat - and the cat was far from the nest and no apparent threat! I love it when I'm out to mow and they go about wake hunting as they catch the insects my mowing stirs up. It is a sad day

[cayugabirds-l] Insect-hawking Waxwings

2020-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Had a cool experience on the leg of the Ontario Pathways/Rt. 96 today near Phelps; NY. I was standing on the second bridge from the road and encountered a very big hatch of tiny insects over the stream. A number of waxwings were perched in a tree over the stream and would fly into the insect

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RIP Chuck Hetzel

2020-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Rest in Peace Chuck. Pete Saracino On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 9:53 AM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Some in this birding community may have known Charles (Chuck) Hetzel from > Philadelphia who was an expert Birder & champion for good bird habitats > Chuck, age 90, died early this morning near Media,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Warbler ID help

2020-06-19 Thread Peter Saracino
A Connecticut warbler was observed at Firehouse woods this Spring/late May near Braddock Bay. Not long after, another was observed near Sodus point. Neither appeared to remain long. But hey, ya never know. Pete Sar On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 4:05 PM wrote: > Hi to you both. My hearing is pretty well

[cayugabirds-l] How hummingbirds actually drink

2020-06-13 Thread Peter Saracino
Cool and brief video on how hummingbirds actually drink. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] BirdNet App

2020-06-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi fellow birders. I'm having fun playing around with the Cornell app "BirdNet" (currently for android only). It allows you to record a song and then tries to identify the bird making the sound. It then provides a Wikipedia page with info. about that bird. It's still in the developmental stage but

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds revisited

2020-06-06 Thread Peter Saracino
"The female cowbird lays up to 40 eggs in one summer, which explains why there are 214 species of birds known to have been parasitized." "Naturally Curious A Photographic Guide and Month-by-Month Journey through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England." By Mary Holland Pete Sar --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Listening to birds

2020-06-01 Thread Peter Saracino
. > > Bob McGuire > > On Jun 1, 2020, at 9:16 AM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > > > > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <

[cayugabirds-l] Listening to birds

2020-06-01 Thread Peter Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-05-31 Thread Peter Saracino
Last year while doing our weekly survey at the refuge, Jackie Bakker and I watched as a great blue heron patiently worked at swallowing a muskrat whole!! All that was left to go down were the feet- at which point the bird coughed the entire rat up and out.only to start over. At another time,

[cayugabirds-l] Dave Nicosia's prediction.

2020-05-24 Thread Peter Saracino
I'd like to give a shout-out to Dave Nicosia for his recent comments concerning the southerly air flow and the warblers in its tow. I had a wonderful day birding with my friend, Linda, along the southern shore of Lake Ontario (Church Woods/Firehouse Woods/ BraddocknBay Eastern Spit). Between these

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prolonged Period of South Winds Tonight through Wednesday Night

2020-05-23 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the heads-up Dave! Pete Saracino On Sat, May 23, 2020, 7:00 PM David Nicosia wrote: > All, > > Beginning tonight and lasting right through at least Wednesday night, we > will see southerly winds in central NY. I expect a lot of nocturnal > migration each night. Temperatures also are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
ay...with a bald spot. > > Whatever other explanations may pertain, male-male fights contribute I > feel sure. > Balding blue jays show up after breeding during post-juvenile and post > breeding molts, I agree. Have seen. Not just their heads look ratty. > > Sent from my iPho

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
--- > *From:* < >> on behalf of Peter Saracino < >> > *Sent:* Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58 PM > *To:* Linda Clark Benedict > *Cc:* CAYUGABIRDS-L >

[cayugabirds-l] Location of clay colored sparrows/Ontario County

2020-05-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi Folks. Reuben Stolfus asked that I post this for folks interested in possibly seeing the clay colored sparrows that Kyle Gage posted today (5/12/20). The location I will describe is on PreEmption Rd. (also called County Rd. 6) heading south of Geneva, NY. It is suggested one gets permission

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the info. Must be so m.j e as re molting non-essential feathers? On Tue, May 12, 2020, 2:37 PM Linda Clark Benedict wrote: > We had a bald rose-breasted grosbeak at our feeder. > > On Mon, May 11, 2020, 3:35 PM Peter Saracino > wrote: > >> Hi folks. >> Rec

[cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. Recently I have seen one "bald" redwing on a tray feeder and another that was nearly bald. Now I see what appears to be an adult Oriole "losing" some of the black on its head. Is it normal for these birds to molt some of their non-flight feathers at this time of year? Thanks for the

[cayugabirds-l] Correction on Cerulean post

2020-05-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks- one correction to my recent post about the cerulean warbler and waterthrush on Armitage Rd. I saw the cerulean on the WAYNE county [north] side of the road. Sorry for any confusion. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler and Northern Waterthrush

2020-05-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Cerulean warbler today on Armitage Rd. Seneca County Side (north side) of road - west side of one lane bridge - very near current location of the prothonatory nest box. Also there is a northern waterthrush on both sides of Armitage Rd. (I heard one and heard and saw the other) around the same

Re: [cayugabirds-l] My FOY hummingbird!

2020-05-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Horray! Sar On Mon, May 4, 2020, 12:13 PM Robyn Bailey wrote: > I just had my FOY hummingbird, a male, at my feeders here in Lansing! Yay, > such a nice surprise on a gray day. > > > > Best, > > > > Robyn Bailey > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler

2020-05-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Susan might the bird nest there? Thank you. Pete Saracino On Mon, May 4, 2020, 10:38 AM Susan Henne wrote: > Seen this morning on exact day and time as last year at Brookton > Cemetery. Male feeding on tall Spruce trees. 7:30am > > Sue Henne > Caroline > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* >

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush

2020-05-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Northern waterthrush continues in wooded/swampy area on Armitage road - seen on Seneca County side (south side of road) directly across from prothonatory nest box. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-28 Thread Peter Saracino
n it’s the wrong scope for you no matter how “good” >it is! > > > > Cheers, > Leo > > > > *From:* < >> *On Behalf Of *Jody Enck > *Sent:* Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:07 PM &g

[cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-27 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. I'm in the market for a relatively inexpensive (but halfway decent)spotting scope (straight barrel), and am wondering if anyone out there can recommend one. Thank you. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper

2020-04-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Following Reuben's lead via Dave Nutter, I see 2 upland sandpipers on Lott farm. Hanging together and one with a darker back. Returned from the Argentine! Beautiful birds!! Be sure to ask permission. The lady in the office said she has removed the phone number so you'll have to stop and ask. Pete

[cayugabirds-l] Great egret

2020-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
Great egret on Sutton Rd. pond (Wayne County just south of Lyons, NY) just down from Josh Bacon's house (the house where the Bullocks Oriole was being seen). Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Strutting turkey

2020-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
This morning we have a Tom turkey behind the house strutting his stuff in front of 5 females!!! Tail feathers fanned...strutting! Only 1 female seemed interested. Right now none of them do! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Black crown night heron

2020-04-16 Thread Peter Saracino
So just now I'm out watching for woodcock and what should fly over my head but a black crowned night heron! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Peter Saracino
hael H. > Goldstein [] > Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 8:05 PM > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds > > Cowbirds are crazier than you think…check out the research by Meredith > West and Andrew King on the role of female co

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds II

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
I suppose EVERY cowbird now returning to the Northeast had foster parents!! The ultimate case of "drop and run" Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
I was having a cup of coffee looking out the window at 3 male and 3 female cowbirds going at the sunflower seeds. As I watched them it dawned on me that all of them were raised by foster parents!!! According to the Lab of O: "the cowbird does not depend exclusively on a single host species; it has

[cayugabirds-l] Raptor Videos

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
In case you're not on the Facebook "Raptor I.D." group. Jerry Liguori has asked to let folks know that a friend of his is uploading several hundred of his bird videos to youtube for everyone's education/enjoyment. There are already a few hundred uploaded and more coming. You can find them here:

[cayugabirds-l] Martin's are back

2020-04-08 Thread Peter Saracino
Purple Martin's have returned to Refuge. Thank you Chuck Gibson!! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] More bird i.d. tutorials

2020-04-08 Thread Peter Saracino
No loafing. Here's your next assignment!    CEAP Sparrows Pete Sar P.S. Stay safe and healthy. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] The Simple Things

2020-04-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks - A beautiful morning, filled with resplendent sunshine! In the face of COVID 19, the Spring still advances. The bright star, Arcturus, is a shining beacon rising just north of due east as night falls. The yellow of the daffodils is so heartening as are the blue on the bluebird's back, the

[cayugabirds-l] Review while we wait (flycatchers, videos and thrushes)

2020-04-05 Thread Peter Saracino
> A little more review while we wait: > Flycatchers, Vireos and Thrushes > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2020-03-30 Thread Peter Saracino
Osprey on 3 different nests on the 5 & 20 corridor as you approach the Refuge. One nest had 2 birds on it! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] poem to share

2020-03-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Nice. Thank you for sharing. Pete Sar On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 10:23 PM Karin Suskin wrote: > THE VISITORS > > For six months, I have been waiting > > The barren bones of trees > > Showing soft hues of buds > > The strength of daffodils to push > > Upward through hardened earth > > The anticipated

[cayugabirds-l] For these times....

2020-03-18 Thread Peter Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Test

2020-03-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Just testing. Recently I have been unable to send messages. I think the problem is solved. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [nysbirds-l] Diurnal Migration on This Morning's Radar

2019-08-14 Thread Peter Reisfeld
Looking at the loop from last night, the reflectivities just about totally petered out at 6 AM, but then picked up again. That would seem to favor diurnal migration rather than a continuation of that from overnight. Peter > On Aug 14, 2019, at 10:05 AM, David Nicosia wrote: > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird Signs of Earlier Spring?

2018-02-14 Thread Peter
Thanks Anne. Very informative. Question: how about birds SOUTH of the equator..say an upland sandpiper in Central Argentina. As Argentina's autumn is coming on the days are shortening. What cue to these birds then rely on? Thanks Pete Saracino On 2/14/2018 11:43 AM, AB Clark wrote: >

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon finally!!

2018-02-12 Thread Peter
Folks after MANY attempts over the past two winters at looking for this Arctic "Fox" my friend, Janet Aiken, and I finally spotted the beautiful falcon this morning (2/12/18)around 10 a.m. We were traveling north on Seybolt Rd. just south of the Left turn that would put you onto Stahl Rd. when

[cayugabirds-l] Redwing Blackbirds at feeders

2018-01-30 Thread Peter
8 redwing blackbirds and a lone male cowbird at my feeders just now (11:35 a.m. Phelps, NY) Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Rare bird alert

2018-01-11 Thread Peter
Hi folks. can someone tell me how I might receive rare bird alerts from this group? Thanks much. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Red-necked Phalarope and more.

2017-09-07 Thread Peter
Mike and allon our Tuesday weekly survey at the refuge we counted 46 bald eagles at various spots along the wildlife drive. Only 2 were adults. Pete Sar On 9/5/2017 8:57 PM, wrote: This afternoon Dominic Sherony and a I visited the Martens Tract overlook for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights of Montezuma NWR shorebird walk Sat 26 Aug

2017-08-26 Thread Peter
Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge with us Dave. Very much appreciated. Pete Sar On 8/26/2017 10:22 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: About 30 of us birders walked onto the dikes at Knox-Marsellus Marsh on Saturday morning seeking shorebirds. Habitat was a bit limited due to lots of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Peter
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[cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Peter
Can someone suggest an appropriate time to stop feeding hummers sugar water and orioles jelly? Thanks Pete Sar > > > > <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird update

2017-07-20 Thread Peter
Thanks Dave. Cool. Pete On 7/19/2017 10:56 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > Remember that hummingbird nest I mentioned awhile back? I checked it > yesterday afternoon, and the 2 nestlings looked like actual birds. They were > well past the lizard stage with wrinkly round chameleon eyes and serrated

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-15 Thread Peter
One last time for those who tend to come this way to bird the Refuge. Passes can be purchased at the Woman's Historic Park in Seneca Falls. Sar On 7/15/2017 11:54 AM, Peter wrote: > > Thanks folks. > > > On 7/13/2017 1:39 PM, Asher Hockett wrote: >> Yo

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-15 Thread Peter
o sells them. A bargain for sure. > > Judy Thurber, Liverpool > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jul 13, 2017, at 10:51 AM, Peter > < <>> > wrote: > > >

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Peter
Might anyone know where one could purchase a Senior park pass to our National Parks? I got mine at the Refuge but am told they are no longer selling them. Much obliged. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Kingdom Rd. Dickcissel

2017-07-06 Thread Peter
Howdy folks. Can anyone share a precise location of the Kingdom Rd. (Seneca County) Dickcissel? Much obliged. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Birding in Nova Scotia

2017-06-28 Thread Peter
Howdy folks. am contemplating a trip to Nova Scotia this August and am wondering if anyone can recommend some neat places to bird (am interested in shore birds and pelagic birds). Will probably be staying near Digby or Yarmouth. Also, any known resources you can point me to in this regard.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why Do Bird Eggs Have Different Shapes? Look to the Wings -

2017-06-23 Thread Peter
not > (Eastern Screech-Owl), yet their eggs are a similar shape, quite > spherical. Why? They both nest in holes. I still like the older > theories. But maybe that's because I'm old. > > Sandy Podulka > > At 01:03 PM 6/23/2017, Peter wrote: > >> https://mobile.n

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissels - in NY, in the region, and beyond

2017-06-23 Thread Peter
Yesjust returned from there. It was right at the roadside sitting atop the bare branches of a roadside bush.singing its heart out. A real beauty! If you go be careful. It's a "country" road (County Rd. 18 just a bit south and west of the village of Gorham) but quite busy with

[cayugabirds-l] Why Do Bird Eggs Have Different Shapes? Look to the Wings -

2017-06-23 Thread Peter Virus-free.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: fireflies, bats, avian visitor

2017-06-23 Thread Peter
Dave Kyle Gage and I saw a black and white while birding at Shadagin Hollow yesterday (Thursday). Pete Saracino On 6/20/2017 9:49 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: Again this year my overgrown yard at the base of West Hill in the City of Ithaca supports a show of fireflies. We first noticed them

[cayugabirds-l] Goldfinch Lifespan

2017-05-29 Thread Peter
Folks. I've read in both the book "Into the Nest (by Laura Erickson & Marie Read) and on the Lab's Birds of North America online that, on the average, male goldfinch live longer than females. Can anyone shed light on why this is so? I recently purchased a new niger tube feeder that is 3

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread Peter
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year? And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow? Thanks much. Pete Saracino --

[cayugabirds-l] Black terns

2017-05-07 Thread Peter
FYI folks. While performing my duties as a roving naturalist at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refjge yesterday I saw two black terns. TONS of Great Blue Herons and lots of eagles. Very few shorebirds - a spotted sandpiper, both flavors of yellow

[cayugabirds-l] Migration Wind Maps

2017-04-22 Thread Peter
A little help to follow the spring migration Pete U.S. Global Wind Map,28.79,359 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] does anyone have an extra copy of the book, not CDs, from Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs 1997

2017-04-16 Thread Peter
Common Birds And Their Songs by Lang Elliott and Marie Read? On 4/14/2017 8:37 AM, Laurie Roe wrote: > Hi all, I am looking for a copy of the booklet that comes with the CD > set of the Eastern Region, released in 1997..with the singing YW on > the cover..don't need the CDs just the

[cayugabirds-l] Sign of the Season

2017-03-27 Thread Peter
A nice sign of the season.goldfinches starting to gain their color back.. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marie Read’s National Wildlife cover photo!

2017-03-26 Thread Peter
Beautiful Marie. Pete Saracino On 3/26/2017 4:04 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote: > Our local photographer extraordinaire Marie Read’s photo of a > Rose-breasted Grosbeak graces the April/May 2017 issue of National > Wildlife Magazine. > Congratulations again to her! > Carol Schmitt > See it at : >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread Peter
eler wrote: I was told yesterday by the Savannah Audubon director that the Mud Lock eagles are rebuilding their nest near the old, blown down nest but farther in the woods. It might be much harder to see. Sent from my iPad On Mar 26, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Peter <>

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread Peter
Saw two sandhills at Knox Marcellus (Montezuma Refuge) yesterday (Saturday). Eagles on nest on Fisher Rd, Armitage Rd. and Rt. 31 near Potato barn (the only 3 nests I checked). Oh, and no sign of any eagle activity near the Mud Lock nest that has blown down. 4 Tree swallows at Mud Lock. Also

[cayugabirds-l] Weather Radar and Migration

2017-03-25 Thread Peter
Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia. Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration. In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some folks; it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of a mouse... -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday

2017-03-25 Thread Peter
Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia. Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration. In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some folks; it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of a mouse... On 3/24/2017 6:58 PM, Peter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday

2017-03-24 Thread Peter
Dave - can you share the radar site where migratory birds can be tracked. Thanks Pete Saracino On 3/19/2017 6:50 PM, David Nicosia wrote: > All, > > The next period of sustained southerly winds and eventually some > decent rainfall looks to begin early Friday and last into Saturday for NY >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Free Audubon Guide (not the app)

2017-03-23 Thread Peter
Thanks Eben. Will take a look. Peter On 3/22/2017 5:41 PM, Eben McLane wrote: > This is an interesting site, Peter. > I suggest consulting it in conjunction with a site like > , which has more information > connected to modeled shifts in h

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mucklands

2017-03-23 Thread Peter
Hi. I drove by just yesterday around 6 pm as part of the raptor survey at Montezuma Refuge.the spot is snow and ice still. Lots of snow geese in the area (northern part of the basin)just not least yesterday. Pete Sar On 3/22/2017 7:34 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] A trail from Ithaca to Taughannock Falls

2017-03-22 Thread Peter
For those who may not yet know... Sounds good for hiking AND birding... Pete Saracino

[cayugabirds-l] Free Audubon Guide (not the app)

2017-03-21 Thread Peter
Folksgo to this site and check out the free audubon guide. As I explored the listing on Magnolia warblers I noticed that as part of the Guide they have a piece on "How climate change could affect this bird's range.seem to have one for each species...great resource AND free...

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migration Video and question

2017-03-20 Thread Peter
of the equator, as some do. -Geo Kloppel On Mar 20, 2017, at 8:22 AM, Peter <> wrote: Folks...I have a spring migration question and wonder if anyone out there can help. I understand that the lengthening days ignites hormonal responses in birds and, among other

[cayugabirds-l] Gulf Crossing/The Story of Spring

2017-03-20 Thread Peter
EXCELLENT video concerning Spring migration. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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