[cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush Question

2022-05-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks in "Naturally Curious Day By Day.", by Mary Holland, I read this account of a northern waterthrush display and am wondering if anyone has ever witnessed it. See below. Thanks Sar "Northern waterthrush has a flight song/display it typically gives on its breeding ground in the evening. The

[cayugabirds-l] Visitor Center Dunlin.

2022-05-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Flock of 90 dunlin currently in Visitor Center pool at the Montezuma Refuge/Seneca County. Soon to head for the far north. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpipers

2022-05-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks after many visits I just now (8:20 a.m.) got the upland sandpipers. Two of them walking left in the middle of the field on the east side of Thorpe Rd. (Just west of the airport) Just a bit north of the last (white) house!! Boy they sure can be sneaky.right under one's nose but out of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary

2022-05-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the info Kyle. A quick FYI for those going to Armitage Rd. There is also a hooded warbler hanging out around the vicinity of the prothonatary nest box. Sar On Fri, May 6, 2022, 4:00 PM Kyle Gage wrote: > A male prothonotary warbler was checking out the re-installed nestbox on > the

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin and Ibises

2022-05-06 Thread Peter Saracino
72 dunlin currently at Visitor center pool and 4 glossy ibises at Larues Lagoon (MNWR)/Seneca County Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin correction

2022-05-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Make that 34 dunlin. 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] Refuge dunlin

2022-05-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Flock of 31 dunlin currently (7:54 a.m.) in Refuge Visitor Center pool. 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] Glossy Ibises at Refuge

2022-05-02 Thread Peter Saracino
Jackie Bakker is currently reporting the presence of two glossy ibises along the wild life drive (MNWR/Seneca County)in the third pool east of eagle scupter. There is also one in the pool just west of the sculpter. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpipers?

2022-04-28 Thread Peter Saracino
Dave I've been to the Lott farm at least 8 times since early April but have yet to see any. Pete Sar On Wed, Apr 27, 2022, 10:53 PM Dave Nutter wrote: > I was talking to Reuben Stoltzfus today. He often calls when he suspects > he has found a new species for the Cayuga Lake Basin for the year,

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Martins

2022-04-16 Thread Peter Saracino
Our martins have returned from South America and are currently choosing housing near the Visitor Center. Their "bubbly chirps and rattles" are proof of winter's end, new beginnings and a season of hope and promise. Come see. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Rt. 31 shorebirds

2022-04-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks Currently there are a handful of dunlin, pectoral sandpipers and greater yellowlegs at the intersection of routes 31 and 89 a bit north of the Refuge. Some Bonaparte gulls as well. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] What sunshine can do!

2022-04-05 Thread Peter Saracino
Holy cow. I'm holding a very blue, Bluejay's tail feather in my hand. I can make it go from blue to brown and back to blue again simply by changing the angle between it, me, and the light coming through the window. Great example of how the play of light and structure of the feather combines to

[cayugabirds-l] Perfect poem for today

2022-03-31 Thread Peter Saracino
>From one of our finest. And with birds too! To the Thawing Wind https://poets.org/poem/thawing-wind?mbd=1 Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] SFNY Airport Snowys

2022-03-27 Thread Peter Saracino
2 snowy owls at the Seneca Falls airport this morning. On West side. One on a white elliptical shaped tank near office and the other on the ground to left of the B runway sign. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Refuge Osprey

2022-03-25 Thread Peter Saracino
Osprey atop nest tower on route 5&20 near Refuge. Two others checking out nest site near May's Point. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lesser yellowlegs

2022-03-21 Thread Peter Saracino
2 lesser yellowlegs at corners of Rt. 89 and 31mucklands 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] Johnson Rd. SEOW

2022-03-20 Thread Peter Saracino
At least 3 short-eared owls still on Johnson Rd. town of Phelps this evening at sunset- along with at least 2 northern harriers. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Geneva Osprey

2022-03-20 Thread Peter Saracino
I'm watching the osprey on the cell phone tower behind the Smith Opera House in Geneva NY. I'm watching it thru my spotting scope from the parking lot of the Finger Lakes Welcoming Center. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Avian Intelligence- Magpies

2022-03-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Incredible. Sar Australia’s Clever Birds Did Not Consent to This Science Experiment - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/17/science/australian-magpies-clever.html -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Coots

2022-03-17 Thread Peter Saracino
Don't know if coots have been reported in the basin yet but they're back at the Refuge. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Knox Marcellus marsh

2022-03-17 Thread Peter Saracino
Yes, Alyssa- they are Surveyors. Pete Sar On Thu, Mar 17, 2022, 11:11 AM Johnson, Alyssa wrote: > Today there is a Montezuma Wetlands Complex wide waterfowl survey, so that > is most likely who those people are. > > -- > Alyssa Johnson > Environmental Educator > 315.365.3588 > > Montezuma

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallows

2022-03-17 Thread Peter Saracino
Tree swallows at Refuge at Larue's Lagoon! 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] The sounds of Life.

2022-03-16 Thread Peter Saracino
What sounds of Life tonight! Such a cacophony as the Sun sets and the moon rises: peepers peeping, woodcock peenting, cardinals whistling, robins in their vesper voices and geese gabbling the moon! Fills my heart with song. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] The sound of Spring

2022-03-16 Thread Peter Saracino
Out for woodcock tonight and hearing peepers!! 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] "A World On The Wing...." Book Discussion

2022-03-15 Thread Peter Saracino
Hey folks. If you're not busy tomorrow (Wednesday) from 11:30-12:30 come join us (the folks at Geneva Reads) at the F.L. Welcoming Center in Geneva, NY. We'll be having a robust (hopefully) discussion/sharing centered on Scott Weidensaul's recent book - "A World On The WingThe Global Odyssey

[cayugabirds-l] Cherishing the Simple things

2022-03-14 Thread Peter Saracino
The softly rising Sun is edging closer to its Equinox point along the eastern horizon. A song sparrow is singing full throated from a nearby lilac bush. A titmouse is calling "Peter, Peter, peter", reminding me of lengthening days. And a ribbon-shaped skein of snow geese is heading northward with

[cayugabirds-l] Snow goose XU97 Update

2022-03-13 Thread Peter Saracino
The banded snow goose I observed today is a female greater than 2 years old. She was banded in 2018 on Bylot Island, Nunavut XOA OSO, Canada. Thanks to all who responded to my request for help with a special thanks to Laurie Michelman for the tip on how to get quick feedback on the "band". Cool

[cayugabirds-l] Snow goose XU97

2022-03-13 Thread Peter Saracino
Watching feeding snow geese on Serven Rd. a bit east of Geneva NY. One has a yellow neck ring with the numbers/letters XU97. Any ideas where I can report it? Many thanks. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Dawn chorus

2022-03-11 Thread Peter Saracino
I'm an early riser and today, as I sat in the early morning stillness, I heard for the first time this "Spring" the dawn chorus - the unmistakable voice of Robins; and with it a feeling of hope. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock Skydance

2022-03-10 Thread Peter Saracino
Witnessed the woodcock's skydance tonight a bit east of Phelps, NY. 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] Snow geese

2022-03-07 Thread Peter Saracino
A few thousand (at least) snow geese in fields on Durling Rd. just off Gravel Rd. North of Seneca Falls, NY. First seen this morning by Chuck Gibson. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2022-02-25 Thread Peter Saracino
Our white friends are beginning to pour into the Finger Lakes on their return voyage. Janet Aken had hundreds on county road 4 yesterday between Geneva and Canandaigua, and I just had a big flock fly over my house near Oaks Corners. And so it begins Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Falconer question

2022-02-24 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks Do you know anyone in the area who is a licensed Falconer? Thanks Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Huge Redwing flock

2022-02-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Flock of 80+ redwings here this morning near Phelps, NY. At least. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Naturally Curious wrbpage

2022-02-02 Thread Peter Saracino
For we lovers of the Natural World Naturally Curious with Mary Holland | An online resource based on the award-winning nature guide – maryholland...@gmail.com https://naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Redwing flock at my feeders

2022-01-31 Thread Peter Saracino
3 weeks early! 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] Bird ranges shifting northward

2022-01-27 Thread Peter Saracino
EarthSky | Bird ranges shifting northward: Audubon study https://earthsky.org/earth/bird-ranges-shifting-northward-says-new-audubon-study/ Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Brief Buff breasted Sandpiper video

2022-01-25 Thread Peter Saracino
Sar https://youtu.be/gGe8WsCXiWc -- 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] Surprise!

2022-01-23 Thread Peter Saracino
Great horned owl hooting away across the road last night around 8pm. Sar On Sun, Jan 23, 2022, 10:37 AM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Recently (fall?) I had 2 T Vultures sitting awkwardly on the top bars of > my backyard feeders! > Many years I see wave after wave of them flying from north to south

[cayugabirds-l] Not birds but important

2022-01-20 Thread Peter Saracino
How to Get Your Free N95 Masks From the Government at Your Local Pharmacy https://www.prevention.com/health/a38815550/free-n95-mask-government/ Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] "Crabs" and knots

2022-01-19 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks: Everything in Nature is relational. The iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones, each formed in stellar interiors. Nowhere is this relational reality more simply stated than in this Nature documentary about the relationship between the horseshoe crab and red knot. Hope you enjoy

[cayugabirds-l] Prowling harrier

2022-01-18 Thread Peter Saracino
A harrier just strafed my feeders and birds then headed toward Johnson Rd. empty-handed! I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I saw one pick off a redpoll from the roadside last winter Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[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

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