Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bell Station Auction canceled!

2021-09-24 Thread Poppy Singer
I heard this on the news. Such celebration! On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 4:13 PM Suan Hsi Yong wrote: > Governor Secures Agreement with NYSEG to Cancel Planned Auction of > 470-Acre Bell Station Landing Parcel > > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migration alert

2021-09-18 Thread Poppy Singer
Thank you, Laura. That was a cool first for me. I just went out with binoculars for about 5 minutes and saw 3 birds passing in front of the moon! On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 4:11 PM Laura Stenzler wrote: > Birdcast has a migration alert for tonight and tomorrow night for Ithaca. > Check it out

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Muckrace 2021 & early deer season

2021-09-05 Thread Poppy Singer
John, I’d like to see the link, but don’t see it attached….? On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 5:02 PM John VanNiel wrote: > Just for clarification, this change is being implemented over 13 Wildlife > Management Units (WMUs) not just on Howland's Island and the Refuge. WMUs > do not follow political

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Follow-up communication to Cornell re mowing of hay at peak nesting time

2021-06-27 Thread Poppy Singer
Superb letter! On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 2:42 PM Jody Enck wrote: > Hello birders, > > After receiving lots of input, ideas, and resources from many of you, I put > together the letter below and sent it to the President and one of the Vice > Presidents at Cornell (as noted in the letter). Thanks

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed - state land, too

2021-06-15 Thread Poppy Singer
I feel so sad about this. On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 4:39 PM Alicia Plotkin wrote: > More generally, another problem are policies by NYS Parks and the Wildlife > Management areas. Grassland areas under their control increasingly seem to > be rented out for farming. For example, part of Willard

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and bald Eagles

2021-03-17 Thread Poppy Singer
What is the chance of them being there come late morning tomorrow? On Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 8:21 PM Elaina M. McCartney < elaina.mccart...@cornell.edu> wrote: > It was worth the drive—astonishing numbers close to shore at Cayuga Lake > State Park! > > Elaina > > > > *From: * on behalf of Deb >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flock of snow geese on ground

2021-03-14 Thread Poppy Singer
I meant the freese rd ones On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:45 PM Susan Stevens Suarez wrote: > There are now about 400 snow geese on the ground in a cornfield on the > west side of Freese Rd just south of Hanshaw Rd. > Susan Suarez > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flock of snow geese on ground

2021-03-14 Thread Poppy Singer
Thank you. I rushed over in time to see them on the ground and then fly away all together. Beautiful. On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 2:56 PM Suzanne A. Horning wrote: > There are at least 1000 in the corn field behind Finger Lakes Dermatology > off 13 heading into Village of Dryden. > > Suzanne

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50 Robins

2021-02-15 Thread Poppy Singer
Hi Suan, My daughter just called me to report hundreds in her yard on Turkey Hill! On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 2:02 PM Suan Hsi Yong wrote: > Just had at least 50 American Robins fly into the trees outside my > window here in Commonland on East Hill / Six-Mile Creek. They hung out > in the trees

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rechargeable hand warmers?

2021-01-21 Thread Poppy Singer
My son uses a pair of rechargable battery heated gloves. On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 2:56 PM Betsy Darlington wrote: > Have any of you tried rechargeable hand warmers (foot warmers, too)? I use > the disposable type (Yak-Trax) which is good for about 7 hours, and hate > being so wasteful. Any

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board Resolution Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam

2021-01-09 Thread Poppy Singer
Great letter! On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 3:05 PM Regi Teasley wrote: > I would love to see birders, as birders, taking an active role in > supporting local environmental protection. > Regi > > > *“The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the > American Chestnut

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

2018-06-08 Thread Poppy Singer
Same thing happened here in Ellis Hollow last summer. On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Karen Edelstein wrote: > I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging > vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. > With the nesting season still well in

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds in Garden

2018-05-31 Thread Poppy Singer
I put up a bluebird box on my garden fence early this spring. A pair of bluebirds moved in right away, which was wonderful! I believe they are currently raising/feeding their second clutch of babies. During the raising of the first clutch, I was rarely in the garden and there were no problems.

[cayugabirds-l] Hot Spots between Ithaca and Syracuse?

2018-05-04 Thread Poppy Singer
Hi, I will be going to Syracuse and back to Ithaca tomorrow. Does anyone know of great birding spots between here and there? Thank you, Poppy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow rumps

2018-04-23 Thread Poppy Singer
Yellow Rumped Warblers abound around the Swan Pond at Stewart Park this evening. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler at suet

2018-04-20 Thread Poppy Singer
I saw a Golden-crowned Kinglet on the suet at my house this morning when the sun was out. On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 5:09 PM, Randolph Ross wrote: > Pine Warbler briefly at suet and then seed feeder this afternoon. Strange > spring indeed > > > On Thu, Apr 19, 2018,

[cayugabirds-l] Gratitude

2018-04-17 Thread Poppy Singer
*I want to express great gratitude for the Spring Field Ornithology field trips and their leaders! * I took it the first time last year and am taking it again this year. I am delighted and surprised to find myself able to identify more and more birds just in my own out back! Thank you!!! Poppy --

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese

2018-03-21 Thread Poppy Singer
I saw thousands of snow geese today in a field on the right as I was heading south on route 34 from auburn towards Ithaca. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] what bird was this?

2018-02-13 Thread Poppy Singer
7:30 this morning I was driving on Stevenson Road. A large raptor was perched in a tree by the pheasant fencing. It was facing me, but I was without binoculars, so this is all I could see It had a dark head and wings and a white puffed out belly. For those who know birds well enough to not

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey and Blue Heron

2017-07-19 Thread Poppy Singer
Twice this week I've been at Salt Point and witnessed an Osprey repeatedly attacking a Great Blue Heron in the water and in the air. The Heron squawks loudly each attack. It is distressing to see. Does anyone know what this is about? (Mr. White-winged Scoter was still there as well) --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scoter

2017-07-09 Thread Poppy Singer
Thank you, Jay, for the photos that's definitely him! And thanks for the info about mixed groups as well. On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 6:55 PM Jay McGowan wrote: > I did find a male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER in the Salt Point bay yesterday > morning. An uncommon species in migration,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ducks by Salt Point

2017-07-09 Thread Poppy Singer
y iPhone > > On Jul 9, 2017, at 6:31 PM, Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ith...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > He's a diving duck > > On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 6:29 PM Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ith...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> I'm at salt point on boat. There is a male bl

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ribbon cutting for refurbished Fuertes overlook at Stewart Park

2017-07-09 Thread Poppy Singer
He's a diving duck On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 6:29 PM Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ith...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm at salt point on boat. There is a male black headed duck with white > around the eye and white on the wing and orange beak and his mate and > ducklings. Merlin shows no su

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ribbon cutting for refurbished Fuertes overlook at Stewart Park

2017-07-09 Thread Poppy Singer
I'm at salt point on boat. There is a male black headed duck with white around the eye and white on the wing and orange beak and his mate and ducklings. Merlin shows no such duck. Anyone know what this is? Poppy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME