[cayugabirds-l] Not birds but.....

2022-01-15 Thread Peter Saracino
Free at home Covid19 rapid test availability starting Wednesday at covidtests.gov. you can get 4 tests per household shipped to your home. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Dave we had a peregrine on Years day. Does that count? Sar On Fri, Jan 14, 2022, 3:54 PM Dave Nutter wrote: > Thanks for the fast feedback, folks! > > I have now added the missing Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers from the Ithaca > Christmas Bird Count, which I had inadvertently entered as

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Peter Saracino
> > - - Dave Nutter > > On Jan 14, 2022, at 3:13 PM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > > Had anyone had redwings yet? I had a male a few days ago. > Pete Sar > > On Fri, Jan 14, 2022, 1:41 PM Sigrid Connors wrote: > >> We had 2 females on the 5th in Groton.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2022 First Cayuga Lake Basin Records are up

2022-01-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Had anyone had redwings yet? I had a male a few days ago. Pete Sar On Fri, Jan 14, 2022, 1:41 PM Sigrid Connors wrote: > We had 2 females on the 5th in Groton. > > On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM John Gregoire < > johnandsuegrego...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> We had cowbirds here on the first. >>

[cayugabirds-l] Aryicle on Snowy Owl Decline

2022-01-13 Thread Peter Saracino
Courtesy Fritzie Blizzard https://www.hcn.org/articles/birds-where-are-alaskas-snowy-owls. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Redwing Blackbird

2022-01-12 Thread Peter Saracino
There's a male Redwing at my feeders this morning along with the usual suspects (and a lurking Coopers hawk). Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Suet question

2022-01-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks im looking for a suet log/cylinder for a suet holder I have. Just suetno embedded seeds. At least 6-7" high and a few inches in diameter. Any ideas where I can buy some. No luck at Tractor Supply, Running, Country Max or Wild Birds Unlimited, Amazon Thanks. Pete Sar --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Big flock

2022-01-08 Thread Peter Saracino
We had 86 doves in one tree on our Eaton Bird Club CBC on January 1sthope springs eternal! Sar On Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 9:39 AM Dave Nutter wrote: > The bleak season has begun at my place because the Flood Control Channel > has finally frozen solid. Yesterday there was just a thin layer of

[cayugabirds-l] Owls cont'd.

2022-01-06 Thread Peter Saracino
4th owl near runaway's end from.parking lot area near red house on Chadwick rd. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Airport owls

2022-01-06 Thread Peter Saracino
3 snowy owls on runway (2 side by side) easily seem from parking area on airport road in SFNY. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy owls at SFNY Airport

2021-12-07 Thread Peter Saracino
2 snowy owls currently at the SFNY airport. One on runway from airport road and one on gas well from Farron Rd. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] A philosopher of science explains how birds perceive time and space differently than humans | Salon.com

2021-12-06 Thread Peter Saracino
https://www.salon.com/2021/12/04/a-philosopher-of-science-explains-how-birds-perceive-time-and-space-differently-than-humans/ Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Crane note

2021-12-03 Thread Peter Saracino
t; > bounce-126125793-25047...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Nancy Tonachel > Gabriel > *Sent:* Friday, December 3, 2021 7:45:03 PM > *To:* Peter Saracino > *Cc:* eatonbirdingsoci...@groups.io ; > CAYUGABIRDS-L > *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Crane note >

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Crane note

2021-12-03 Thread Peter Saracino
A word about my recent post about the cranes on Olmstead Rd. I was going thru the flock counting them one by one going right to left. I got to my three hundredth bird with a handful more to count when the entire group went airborne. It was quite a raucous spectacle.but left me with an

[cayugabirds-l] Olmstead Rd. Sandhills

2021-12-03 Thread Peter Saracino
300+ sandhills on Olmstead Road (off Armitage Rd. ) just took off towards Knox Marcellus. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Armitage Sandhill Cranes

2021-12-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Wow!!! That breaks my record of 256!!! Awesome. Pete Saracino On Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 10:11 AM Johnson, Alyssa wrote: > Yes thank you! I was just writing to correct the road and in my pics I got > 240 > > If you can get a more specific number that would be great, that’s the > highest

[cayugabirds-l] Red knots: a cultural cartography of a migratory bird's annual journey.

2021-11-29 Thread Peter Saracino
-- Forwarded message - From: Peter Saracino Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 2:13 PM Subject: Red knots: a cultural cartography of a migratory bird's annual journey. To: -- Forwarded message - From: Peter Saracino Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 2:13 PM Subject: Red knots

[cayugabirds-l] A Thanksgiving Poem

2021-11-25 Thread Peter Saracino
A Wonderful poem for Thanksgiving by one of our finest. Happy Holiday to my fellow birders. Pete Sar https://wordsfortheyear.com/2020/04/04/messenger-by-mary-oliver/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Duck Molt

2021-11-16 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. This article was shared with Surveyors at the Montezuma Refuge by Biologist, Linda Ziemba. With permission I share it here in the hopes you may also find it useful. Pete Ssr https://www.ducks.org/conservation/waterfowl-research-science/understanding-waterfowl-the-amazing-molt --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tranquil Tuesday

2021-11-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Sounds like a wonderful day. May you have many of them. Sar On Tue, Nov 9, 2021, 3:04 PM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Sometimes on nice fall days out here in NW Lansing it is blessedly QUIET! > Today has been like that - first by the lake and then along ‘my’ stream in > the woods. > > No cars, no

[cayugabirds-l] Johnson Rd./Phelps Township/Short-earred Owls

2021-11-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Tonight on Johnson Rd. in town of Phelps I had 4 harriers (1 male, 1 female, 2 immatures), a red-tailed hawk and 3, possibly 4 short earred owls. It was so cool to see these beautiful owls after so long an absence. More to come I'm sure. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Taughannock peregrine nest location

2021-10-21 Thread Peter Saracino
people to use telescopes and to > watch the Peregrines after the birds are able to keep their own comfortable > distance. There are many ledges and snags for the birds to use, and they > can be seen flying as well. > > - - Dave Nutter > > On Oct 21, 2021, at 10:33 AM, Peter Sa

[cayugabirds-l] Taughannock peregrine nest location

2021-10-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. Is the peregrine nest location at Taughannock best seen from the north or south side of the rim trail. Thank you. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Climate change and birds

2021-10-18 Thread Peter Saracino
>From the folks at Nature Canada: https://naturecanada.ca/discover-nature/about-our-birds/how-climate-change-is-affecting-birds/ ? Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Watch "A Year In The Life Of A Red Knot" on YouTube

2021-10-18 Thread Peter Saracino
For we lovers of shorebirds. Pete Sar https://youtu.be/-gNnP5tr4jo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico birding

2021-10-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi Karen. I attended the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque a few years back. Pete Sarscino On Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 9:32 PM Karin Suskin wrote: > Hello, wondering if anyone has birded New Mexico: Bosque del Apache, White > Sands, Carlsbad Caverns? > Would like to talk. > Thank you, > Karin > -- >

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird Network

2021-10-06 Thread Peter Saracino
For we lovers of the "Windbirds". Sar Home – WHSRN https://whsrn.org/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] FLCC grad’s bird sighting is a first for New York

2021-09-28 Thread Peter Saracino
Great job Sarah! Thanks for sharing what was, for me, a lifer. Pete Saracino On Tue, Sep 28, 2021, 12:22 PM Johnson, Alyssa wrote: > Another congrats to Sarah, for this exciting first sighting! > > *FLCC grad’s bird sighting is a first for New York >

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebirds Flats

2021-09-24 Thread Peter Saracino
F.Y.I. I am advised that one CAN get out at Seneca Flats, but at the south end. Unfortunately many folks get at the pull-off or wherever they see birds!! Good luck with the shorebirds. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Flats Shorebirds

2021-09-24 Thread Peter Saracino
> Hi folks. > Just a heads up that now is a great opportunity to practice your shorebird i.d. skills at the Refuge's Seneca Flats. The bird's are close, you can get out of your car and there's a nice diversity of species to examine: both yellowlegs, both dowitchers, pectoral sandpipers, stilt

[cayugabirds-l] East vs. West Migration Corridors

2021-09-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks I found this piece by Ken Kaufman on the Montezuma Audubon Facebook page. With special thanks to those folks , I send it along in the hopes of shedding additional light on the "goings-on" currently happening this time of year. Peye Sar Here's Why So Many More Birds Migrate Through the

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Webinar: Remarkable Raptors [Sept 15]

2021-08-25 Thread Peter Saracino
-- Forwarded message - From: Peter Saracino Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 9:21 AM Subject: Fwd: Webinar: Remarkable Raptors [Sept 15] To: -- Forwarded message - From: Audubon New York Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 9:17 AM Subject: Webinar: Remarkable Raptors [Sept 15

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings fly catching?

2021-08-16 Thread Peter Saracino
Great shot Suan! Pete Sar On Sun, Aug 15, 2021, 11:23 PM Suan Hsi Yong wrote: > I've seen waxwings passing fruit among themselves in the spring several > times, but was luck to capture this photo once of a pair exchanging > crabapples: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQmq_i-tfWo/ > > Suan > > > On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar waxwings fly catching?

2021-08-13 Thread Peter Saracino
I've watched them flying thru a big hatch of midges along Flint Creek near Phelps, NY. They'd perch over the stream, fly thru the swarm, and then return to the perch. Then do it all over again! Also watched a spotted sandpiper gobbling them up at the Refuge. It was on foot. Reminded me of a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Report from the Montezuma Refuge

2021-08-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks.. Keep in mind thas there is a limit to how many can attend the shorebird walks and pre-registration is required. Pete Sar On Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 8:13 PM bob mcguire wrote: > If you haven’t taken the time to search out the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood > Stork, and Black-bellied Whistling

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Raptor behavior

2021-08-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Cool beans! They ARE pirates those eagles Pete Sar On Sun, Aug 1, 2021, 9:56 AM Candace E. Cornell wrote: > That is classic Bald Eagle behavior. Greater Black-backed Gulls will > occasionally do this to Ospreys as well. Bald eagles are kleptoparasitic > when it comes to fish. Eagles are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] How birds "see" Earth's Magnetic Field

2021-07-30 Thread Peter Saracino
ri, Jul 30, 2021, 9:23 AM John and Fritzie Blizzard < job121...@verizon.net> wrote: > Since this article is 3 yrs. old, one wonders what progress has occurred > since then. > > Fritzie > On 7/29/2021 10:36 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > > Yet another reason to respect, a

[cayugabirds-l] How birds "see" Earth's Magnetic Field

2021-07-29 Thread Peter Saracino
Yet another reason to respect, admire, cherish and even reverence our avian- fellow travelers. Sar https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/we-finally-know-how-birds-can-see-earths-magnetic-field/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] 2021 Perseid Meteor Shower Info.

2021-07-29 Thread Peter Saracino
This meteor shower will probably produce the greatest number of meteors on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. On the peak mornings in 2021 – in the early morning hours, when the most meteors will be flying – there’ll be no moon to ruin on the show. Clear skies! Sar

[cayugabirds-l] Great Egrets at Montezuma

2021-07-16 Thread Peter Saracino
As is their custom this time of year, great egrets are beginning to return to the Montezuma Refuge. On today's (Friday's) survey we counted 77 at Knox Marcellus Marsh alone. If you listen closely, one can almost hear the Season taking a breath. While relatively quiet with respect to avifauna, the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spoonbill Montezuma's Thruway Pool

2021-07-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Great observations Dave. Thanks for sharing. Seems we are the beneficiaries of a young bird testing its wings..and the joy these creatures bring. Pete Sar On Mon, Jul 12, 2021, 12:16 AM Dave Nutter wrote: > The Roseate Spoonbill at Montezuma NWR remained all afternoon today (11 > July) and

Re: More on Merlin Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Peter Saracino
o available > > Linda Orkin > > On Jul 9, 2021, at 10:20 AM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > >  > I played the song of a junco from IBird pro on one electronic device and > listened using Birdnet with another electronic device. The devices were > side by side. >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Peter Saracino
I played the song of a junco from IBird pro on one electronic device and listened using Birdnet with another electronic device. The devices were side by side. Birdnet said it was a worm eating warbler. I did so after having been fooled by juncos at Lindsay Parsons a number of times. After birdnet

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird Sound ID apps

2021-07-07 Thread Peter Saracino
So far I think Merlin is more user-friendly. BirdNet seems a bit more sensitive with respect to distant "noises"... If I could only have one it'd be Merlin. Just my 2 cents. Pete Sar On Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 7:00 PM Barbara B. Eden wrote: > All, > Now that we have two apps from the Lab of O for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace 2021

2021-07-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Great news! Thanks. Pete Sar On Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 7:26 PM wrote: > After cancellation last year due to Covid-19 concerns the Montezuma > Muckrace is back on! We are scheduling the event for September 10-11th, > 7pm-7pm. > > The Muckrace is a 24 hour birding event in which teams (or individuals)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee learning

2021-07-05 Thread Peter Saracino
ous food for > themselves was my interpretation > > Linda > > On Jul 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > >  > Very cool. > I have a brood of chickadees who will be fledging soon. An adult has been > feverishly bringing caterpillars for days. They deci

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee learning

2021-07-05 Thread Peter Saracino
Very cool. I have a brood of chickadees who will be fledging soon. An adult has been feverishly bringing caterpillars for days. They decided to nest in a old decorative log on my porch that has a woodpecker hole in it. They are wonderful company. Pete Sar On Mon, Jul 5, 2021, 12:38 PM Linda

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Greater yellowlegs

2021-07-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Might be a young bird that never tried to breed. Or a failed breeder already on its way south. The first option is my best guess. For more info see below: Pete Sar Timing of Fall Shorebird Migration - BSBO https://www.bsbo.org/timing-of-fall-shorebird-migration.html On Sat, Jul 3, 2021, 11:08 AM

[cayugabirds-l] "Fall" shorebird Migration

2021-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
For northern Ohio but probably applicable for our neck of the woods. Getting to be that time of year. Timing of Fall Shorebird Migration - BSBO "Timing of Fall Shorebird Migration - BSBO" https://www.bsbo.org/timing-of-fall-shorebird-migration.html Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Main Pool?

2021-06-26 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi Sandy. I usually help with the Friday surveys at the Refuge but had to be in Massachusetts. However I believe Jackie Bakker did a Friday survey and as soon as she posts her results I will send them along. Pete Sar On Fri, Jun 25, 2021, 9:19 PM Sandy Podulka wrote: > Has anyone been up to

[cayugabirds-l] Fresh Air/NPR/Scott Weidensaul and migratory birds

2021-06-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Author and bird researcher Scott Weidensaul shares amazing stories of the billions of migratory birds that journey over our heads every year, how they manage their feats physically, and how they're threatened by economic development and climate change.

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebirds with Michael O'Brien

2021-06-15 Thread Peter Saracino
If anyone is interested in attending this please email me privately. Pete Saracino https://njaudubon.org/event/shorebirds-with-the-man-who-wrote-the-book-2/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Common nighthawk

2021-06-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Cool! Pete Sar On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 9:43 PM Johnson, Alyssa wrote: > I just heard a common nighthawk peenting!!! I’m on the west side of > Geneva, still in city limits. I’ve never heard a nighthawk here! Super cool > “sighting” by ear. > > > Alyssa Johnson > Environmental Educator > Montezuma

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Main poll shorebirds

2021-05-28 Thread Peter Saracino
4 ruddy turnstones 3 black bellied plover 70 dunlin Handful of semipalmated plovers Handful of peep sandpipers (some of which are least) A few yellowlegs of each "flavor" A spotted sandpiper 3 Dowitchers/I think long billedVERY round/plump looking Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin

2021-05-14 Thread Peter Saracino
20 + on Main pool MNWR. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Family

2021-05-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Pair of sandhills on Main Pool mud with a chick/colt. Seen just as you get to the part where the Main Pool opens up. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Rd. Warblers

2021-05-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Both prothonatory (west side of one-way bridge) and cerulean (east side of bridge) continue on Armitage Rd. north of the MNWR. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeak

2021-05-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Just returned from a trip looking for warblers to be greeted by a beautiful male rose-breasted grosbeak at my lilac bush. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Sibley: Ravens 24" long Crows 17.5 " long On Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 1:24 PM Sandra J. Kisner wrote: > I suggested raven to her, but it was an awful lot larger. Is there that > much difference between crows and ravens? > > Sandra > > > From: Donna Lee Scott

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Raven? Sar On Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 12:41 PM Sandra J. Kisner wrote: > By appearance the eagle seems more likely than a vulture (the neck was > short), but would crows tolerate it? I'll suggest it to her; I don't > actually know where she lives, so I don't know if bald eagles are likely to > be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-20 Thread Peter Saracino
ickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/51128144595/in/photostream/ > -- > *From:* bounce-125558311-25047...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-125558311-25047...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Peter Saracino < > petersarac...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Monday, April 19, 202

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
; bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Peter Saracino < > petersarac...@gmail.com> > *Date: *Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:19 PM > *To: *CAYUGABIRDS-L > *Subject: *[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms > > Folks - a question. > > Today I watched a male Ca

[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks - a question. Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end. He was doing it for quite some time. The path beneath the trees was

[cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper at Lott farm

2021-04-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Upland sandpiper found this morning by Dave Kennedy continues at Lott farm. I tried around noonish from Martin Rd. but with no luck. Returned around 2:30 and a family member was on the property and gave permission to drive the grounds. Found the bird way toward the back by the cut corn field. It

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma eaglets

2021-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
Hey all. I just wanted to alert folks to a cool thing currently happening (and easily seen with a scope) at the Refuge. It concern a relatively new eagle nest that's directly across the river from the Spillway on the Wildlife Drive. While at the Spillway fence look east across the river to see the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Martins

2021-04-09 Thread Peter Saracino
.365.3588 > > > > *Montezuma Audubon Center* > > PO Box 187 > > 2295 State Route 89 > > Savannah, NY 13146 > > Montezuma.audubon.org > > *Pronouns: She, Her, Hers* > > > > *From:* bounce-125529740-79436...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-1255297

[cayugabirds-l] Martins

2021-04-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Martins have returned to the Refuge. I see at least one near the houses. May be a scout. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [eatonbirdingsociety] Osprey

2021-04-03 Thread Peter Saracino
-- Forwarded message - From: Peter Saracino via groups.io Date: Sat, Apr 3, 2021, 8:53 AM Subject: [eatonbirdingsociety] Osprey To: 2 osprey sitting atop 2 different dishes (the new ones) along routes 5 & 20 near Refuge entrance. Here's hoping! 爛

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged teal

2021-03-29 Thread Peter Saracino
6 seen at Refuge Visitors Center yesterday - first spied by Janet Aiken. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallows

2021-03-28 Thread Peter Saracino
They have returned and are darting here and there over the pool at the Refuge Visitors Center! Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Coots and grebes

2021-03-24 Thread Peter Saracino
Both have returned to the Refuge! Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls polls and a science question

2021-03-17 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi Anne. Great questions. Don't know about redpolls but I just read today ( Sibley's "What Its Like To Be A Bird") that with chickadees the birds, themselves, can tell make from female because the black bib on the males fluoresce more deeply than on the female. Trouble is, THAT is something OUR

[cayugabirds-l] Sibley blog

2021-03-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Found while searching for other things. Blog - Sibley Guides https://www.sibleyguides.com/blog/ Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mocking bird

2021-03-12 Thread Peter Saracino
I have a mocking bird on my tray feeder this morning!!??!! Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallows

2021-03-11 Thread Peter Saracino
I sent a brief email earlier today but have yet to see it posted. I was surprised to see 3 tree swallows this afternoon at the north end of Cayuga Lake along lower Lake Rd. where it reunites with Rt. 89. They were relatively close to the shore and winging southward. Pete Sar On Thu, Mar 11, 2021,

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallows (cont.)

2021-03-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Where lower lake road rejoins Rt 89. Sorry. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallows

2021-03-11 Thread Peter Saracino
3 tree swallows north end Cayuga lake near where it rejoins Rt. 89. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Grackles

2021-03-10 Thread Peter Saracino
They arrived! Lots. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Hoary redpoll question.

2021-03-08 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. I was watching some birds on a tray feeder recently -some redpolls, tree sparrows, siskins and a few house sparrows. One redpoll looked suspiciously like a hoary. While I've definitely seen 3 hoaries this winter, I haven't yet seen enough to feel really confident in positively

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Diving Mallard Video

2021-03-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Interesting Dave I wonder how deep the water IS there. Also do you have a sense from your experience as to how long they can stay under? Pete Sar On Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 7:30 AM Dave K wrote: > I've seen Mallards diving along the Cayuga Lake SP shore this season, > maybe more than usual, maybe

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redwings

2021-03-04 Thread Peter Saracino
morrow  > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Mar 4, 2021, at 10:45 AM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > >  > Flock of redwings just showed at my feeders! > Pete Sar > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/Cayu

[cayugabirds-l] The joy they bring!

2021-03-04 Thread Peter Saracino
I'm having a wonderful morning here in Oaks Corners, NY. Have counted at least 14 redpolls (which are so beautiful against the backdrop of the snow flurries), at least 25 siskins, tree sparrows, goldfinch, juncos, bluejays, at least 14 redwings, a flicker...and to top it off, the quality of the

[cayugabirds-l] Redwings

2021-03-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Flock of redwings just showed at my feeders! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2021-03-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Last spring the osprey began occupying the nests along 5&20 near the Refuge in early April. About the time the white Pelican was first seen at the north end of Cayuga Lake. But hey, like they say - if the book says one thing and the bird says the other.believe the bird! Stay safe all. Getting

[cayugabirds-l] Flickers

2021-02-28 Thread Peter Saracino
This is wired but cool. I currently have SIX flickers beneath my feeders poking at the ground. 2 are male. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Crow "snow-bathing"!

2021-02-27 Thread Peter Saracino
I recently watched snow buntings do this. Pete Sar On Sat, Feb 27, 2021, 4:37 PM Whitings wrote: > Hi, > I have seen other birds do these, most recently snow buntings, horned > larks and tree sparrows. > > Diana > > dianawhitingphotography.com > > > On Feb 27, 2021, at 2:11 PM, Marie P. Read

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon with Mallard

2021-02-23 Thread Peter Saracino
Cool Dave. Where is the Iron Works? Pete Sar On Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 9:18 PM Dave K wrote: > ~5PM I came across the Gyrfalcon that had a Mallard on a field South of > Seneca Iron Works. The Mallard was still moving when I arrived but I didn't > see the catch. The Gyrfalcon had to fend off two

[cayugabirds-l] Color change without molt (cont'd.)

2021-02-21 Thread Peter Saracino
My apologies. In describing the breeding plumage of the bunting male I meant to write " white head and belly and jet-black BACK". SAR -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Color change without molt

2021-02-21 Thread Peter Saracino
I recently read a curious account in "Naturally Curious Day by Day" (Mary Holland) concerning the plumage of snow buntings. According to Ms. Holland, the totally white head and belly and jet-black head of a breeding plumage male is not the product of a Spring molt. Evidently snow buntings molt

[cayugabirds-l] Harriers hunting redpolls

2021-02-18 Thread Peter Saracino
So I'm on Johnson rd. watching a group of 20-30 redpolls on the shoulder of the road. A bit south of them I see a harrier flying from the west and it crosses the road thru the small apple orchard. I keep watching the redpolls when suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, the harrier strafes the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Always something to see

2021-02-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Dave I've read where migrating American golden plovers stash food items in their plumage from S. American to the N. American continent for a quick bite when needed. I'll be darned but I can't seem to remember what the items were. I'll look it up when I go home. Maybe your Scoters do the same. Pete

[cayugabirds-l] Florida siskins

2021-02-15 Thread Peter Saracino
My cousin tells me their seeing siskins at feeders in Florida!!! Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50+ Robins /Florida Robins

2021-02-03 Thread Peter Saracino
My cousin in northwestern Florida also reporting lots of Robin's in his lawn! Pete Sar On Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 8:04 AM David Nicosia wrote: > I saw a nice flock of around 20 american robins on lower lake road > northwest Cayuga Lake January 23rd. There were probably even more. > > On Tue, Feb 2,

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey vultures

2021-01-24 Thread Peter Saracino
Small kettle of 5 and 1 flying by its lonesome a bit south and east of Peterman Rd. in the village of Seneca Falls. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Crossbill techniques

2021-01-16 Thread Peter Saracino
Enjoy: How Nature Works: White-winged Crossbill Feeding Technique https://youtu.be/1NvU8WG9bg0 Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Swans P.S.

2021-01-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Though the Wildlife Drive is currently closed for the season, many of the birds we saw today ARE visible from the Observation Tower along the Seneca Trail. The Seneca Trail is open. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] What to make of 1000 Swans

2021-01-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Today we conducted a brief survey at the Montezuma Refuge (Wildlife Drive only) while also looking for the locations of some possible new eagle nests. In addition to a good number of ducks (mostly mallards, blacks, ring necks, a few geese and one redhead), we encounterd over 1000 swans - mostly

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Future of Lott Farm & Basin Upland Sandpipers?

2021-01-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Given how rare the bird is, How about getting NY Audubon involved? Would there be a role for them to play? Pete Sar On Sat, Jan 9, 2021, 9:15 PM Deb Grantham wrote: > That’s a good idea. > > > > Deb > > > > > > *From:* Regi Teasley > *Sent:* Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:06 PM > *To:* Deb

Re: FW: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2020-12-24 Thread Peter Saracino
e past weeks. > > > > Donna L. Scott > > 535 Lansing Station Road > > Lansing, NY 14882 > > > > > > *From:* bounce-125245046-15001...@list.cornell.edu [ > mailto:bounce-125245046-15001...@list.cornell.edu > ] *On Behalf Of *Peter > Saracino > *Sent:

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2020-12-23 Thread Peter Saracino
Has anyone seen turkey vultures around? I was driving the back road from Geneva to Waterloo this morning (River Road) and in the distance saw what appeared to be a kettle of 8 very large, dark birds behaving like vultures in a kettle.slow, circular motion. I had no binocs to confirm. Just

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