[cayugabirds-l] NOAA names Long Island Sound estuary as a protected place | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

2022-01-22 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, I thought information about this new preserve would be of interest. http://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-names-long-island-sound-estuary-as-protected-place Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke

[cayugabirds-l] Juvenile sharp shinned

2022-01-19 Thread Regi Teasley
I’m looking at a juvenile Sharp Shinned Hawk that is sitting on our fence monitoring the bird feeders. (Our “regular” hawk in the Coopers Hawk.) West Hill in the city.. Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke

[cayugabirds-l] [The Washington Post] Spotted: A snowy owl at D.C.’s Union Station where she ate pigeons and rats

2022-01-10 Thread Regi Teasley
For those who subscribe to the Post, this will be interesting. Spotted: A snowy owl at D.C.’s Union Station where she ate pigeons and rats "She’s doing marvelously, and she’s doing us a favor with the rats," a wildlife expert said. By Dana Hedgpeth

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Heat Pump// A great read for birders to consider

2021-12-11 Thread Regi Teasley
y reducing personal energy > use in general and fossil fuel use in particular. > > - - Dave Nutter > > On Dec 9, 2021, at 10:34 PM, Hurf Sheldon wrote: > > This is a very good option for carbon offsetting: > https://www.fingerlakesclimatefund.org/ > cheers, > hurf &

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A great read for birders to consider by Bryan Pfeiffer

2021-12-09 Thread Regi Teasley
Totally agree. I have always thought that birders are a “sleeping giant” that can make a big difference. Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke > On Dec 9, 2021, at 8:50 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > >  I

[cayugabirds-l] Large flock of Starlings on West Hill

2021-11-27 Thread Regi Teasley
There is a large flock, 100? birds perching then moving, but not far, on West Hill in the city. It’s a little like “The Birds” minus the scary music and the fear. Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke --

[cayugabirds-l] Climate crisis pushes albatross ‘divorce’ rates higher – study

2021-11-24 Thread Regi Teasley
Albatrosses feeling the pressure of warmer waters…. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/24/climate-crisis-pushes-albatross-divorce-rates-higher-study Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke --

[cayugabirds-l] Mapping the expansion of the California Scrub-Jay into the Pacific Northwest | The Cottonwood Post

2021-10-29 Thread Regi Teasley
This may be of interest. https://thecottonwoodpost.net/2021/10/28/mapping-the-expansion-of-the-california-scrub-jay-into-the-pacific-northwest/ Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Birding is for Everybody and Every Body

2021-10-16 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, I think this will be of interest. Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke Begin forwarded message: > From: National Audubon Society > Date: October 16, 2021 at 10:09:44 AM EDT > To: Reg

[cayugabirds-l] Looking for Bard Prentice

2021-10-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Does anyone have contact information for Bard Prentice? If so, I’ll invite him to a TCEMC event. Thanks, Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] ‘It is there pretty much forever’: Huntington Beach oil spill may permanently affect birds

2021-10-07 Thread Regi Teasley
The price of oil. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/06/huntington-beach-oil-spill-may-permanently-endanger-birds Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Born to be wild: India’s first captive-bred endangered vultures are set free

2021-08-20 Thread Regi Teasley
I thought this would be of interest. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/19/india-critically-endangered-vultures-wild-release-aoe Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List

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

2021-08-13 Thread Regi Teasley
Sure. Why not if it’s easy pickins? I have read of this behavior. Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke > On Aug 13, 2021, at 6:04 PM, Sara Jane Hymes wrote: > >  Just the other day I saw about a dozen

[cayugabirds-l] Cockatoos in Sydney learning from each other to bin-dive for food, study finds

2021-07-23 Thread Regi Teasley
Bird adaptation. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/23/cockatoos-in-sydney-learning-from-each-other-to-bin-dive-for-food-study-finds Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Refuge No More: Migratory Birds Face Drought, Disease and Death on the Pacific Flyway • The Revelator

2021-07-01 Thread Regi Teasley
You may want to sit down before you read this. https://therevelator.org/refuge-birds-drought/ Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Mystery illness strikes down birds across US south and midwest | Birds | The Guardian

2021-06-24 Thread Regi Teasley
FYI https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/24/birds-mystery-illness-us-south-midwest Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Recent storm damage at Stewart Park

2021-06-22 Thread Regi Teasley
Maybe this is an opportunity to plant some more appropriate native trees? Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke > On Jun 22, 2021, at 5:15 PM, Kevin C Packard wrote: > >  > Dear birders, > > From what I

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: The Bobolink Project

2021-06-21 Thread Regi Teasley
Oops, make that Mass. There is also a project in Vt. Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke Begin forwarded message: > From: Regi Teasley > Date: June 21, 2021 at 9:14:09 AM EDT > To: CAYU

[cayugabirds-l] The Bobolink Project

2021-06-21 Thread Regi Teasley
Folks, I heard from a good person in Vt. about their program. I think you will find this useful. https://www.bobolinkproject.com/ Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-16 Thread Regi Teasley
“If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rainer Maria Rilke Begin forwarded message: > From: Regi Teasley > Date: June 16, 2021 at 10:27:53 AM EDT > To: "Kenneth V. Rosenberg" > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] The Bobolink Project

2021-06-16 Thread Regi Teasley
Here’s one model we might consider. This is an important issue and probably needs to be addressed from several angles. We’re not alone in our concern. https://www.bobolinkproject.com/ Regi “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.”

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fields being mowed.

2021-06-15 Thread Regi Teasley
Ken, This is useful information. And thank you for your serious efforts. I sometimes think that what we need to do is bring this to a wider public. Some photos of trashed nests would go a long way to making the point. Of course Cornell wants to look good while doing little (consider their

[cayugabirds-l] Non-bird: Lightening Bug

2021-05-22 Thread Regi Teasley
In know this isn’t a bird but it does fly. Last night about 2:00 am I saw a Lightening Bug out back of our house in a brushy area. We often see them in late June, but in May? Regi West Hill Ithaca “If we surrendered to the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like

[cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat

2021-05-02 Thread Regi Teasley
This morning I saw a Common Yellowthroat taking a bath in the garden bird bath. In case you needed another reason to garden for birds. Regi West Hill/City “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] House Wren

2021-04-28 Thread Regi Teasley
I’m pretty sure I’m hearing a House Wren singing in our yard. We’ve had one nesting here for several years. Regi West Hill (City) “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Goodbye California: Reminisces of a climate refugee | The Cottonwood Post

2021-04-04 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, I think this will be of interest. https://thecottonwoodpost.net/2021/04/04/goodbye-california-reminisces-of-a-climate-refugee/ Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Body of Cooper’s hawk

2021-03-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Alas, this morning we saw the body of a first year Cooper’s hawk at Cass Park. It was on the east side of the tennis courts about 10 feet away. We had dogs so we couldn’t pick up the body. It may have been under the snow before that melted. It has been a very rough winter for many creatures.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] gynandromorph cardinal

2021-02-25 Thread Regi Teasley
Atrazine affects frogs, might if affect birds as well? Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation > On Feb 25, 2021, at 10:13 AM, metet...@gmail.com wrote: > > Non- birders have asked me about this and whether the bird

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [sustainable_tompkins-l] Open Space Institute Launches $18M Appalachian Landscapes Protection Fund to Accelerate Land Conservation to Fight Climate Change

2021-02-24 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, Here is information that will be of interest. Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation Begin forwarded message: > From: Maura Stephens > Date: February 24, 2021 at 10:23:43 AM EST > To: CPNY General List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

2021-02-10 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a large flock drop by yesterday afternoon to eat the “berries” on the Hawthorns. Regi West Hill in Ithaca “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation > On Feb 10, 2021, at 4:36 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > >  Some

[cayugabirds-l] Conservation Biologist Murdered In Colombia Saved Two Species

2021-01-23 Thread Regi Teasley
Sad news. https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2021/01/18/conservation-biologist-murdered-in-colombia-saved-two-species/ Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2021-01-12 Thread Regi Teasley
The Chipping Sparrow was back for a visit this afternoon. It appeared to enjoy having a Xmas tree under the feeder so it could feel safer while eating the Millet seeds. Regi West Hill above LACS “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake

2021-01-11 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, Dryden Lake is a designated Unique Natural Area in our county so the Environmental Management Council, advisory to the county legislature, will also be taking a look at this. I would encourage all other efforts to continue. Regi Teasley, incoming EMC Chair

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

2021-01-09 Thread Regi Teasley
Might Finger Lakes Land Trust help with this? Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation > On Jan 9, 2021, at 8:51 PM, Deb Grantham wrote: > >  > NRCS has incentives/subsidies for ag land placed in conservation easements,

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

2021-01-09 Thread Regi Teasley
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 Foundation > On Jan 9, 2021, at 2:32 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: > >  > ...or

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [New post] Mojave Desert bird populations plummet due to climate change

2021-01-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, I thought this would be of interest. Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation Begin forwarded message: > From: The Cottonwood Post > Date: January 8, 2021 at 11:12:29 AM EST > To: rltcay...@gmail.com >

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2020-12-25 Thread Regi Teasley
Mid-day under our bird feeder we had a Chipping Sparrow along with out White Throated Sparrows. West Hill, uphill from LACS Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Plum Island is Off the Auction Block [Breaking News]

2020-12-22 Thread Regi Teasley
Plum Island is a great place for birding. Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation Begin forwarded message: > From: Audubon New York > Date: December 22, 2020 at 10:03:43 AM EST > To: Regi Teasley > Su

[cayugabirds-l] Brown-headed Cow Birds

2020-12-19 Thread Regi Teasley
Just now (10:30 am) we have three Brown-Headed Cow Birds on our tray feeder and on the ground. Regi Teasley West Hill in the city “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Grackle

2020-12-03 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a Grackle just now, 3:50 pm, foraging in our back garden. West Hill in the city, Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] [The Washington Post] Trump officials move to relax rules on killing birds

2020-12-03 Thread Regi Teasley
Fellow birders, Let’s assure that there will still be birds to watch. Trump officials move to relax rules on killing birds The Trump administration published an environmental analysis Friday finding that its proposal not to hold companies responsible for killing birds “incidentally” would

[cayugabirds-l] What to Do If You Find an Injured Animal | Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

2020-10-13 Thread Regi Teasley
I’m posting this for the person who found the injured Raven. Here you will find more information. https://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospitals/janet-l-swanson-wildlife-hospital/what-do-if-you-find-injured-animal Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2020-10-03 Thread Regi Teasley
At 1:40 we had a handsome Catbird taking a thorough bath in our backyard birdbath. That made my day. Regi West Hill City of Ithaca “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Home on the Range: Grasshoppers and Insecticides on Western Rangelands | Xerces Society

2020-09-19 Thread Regi Teasley
Surely this must have an impact on birds. https://xerces.org/blog/home-on-range-grasshoppers-and-insecticides-on-western-rangelands Regi “The future of the world is nuts.” Philip Rutter, founder of the American Chestnut Foundation -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Birds are mysteriously dying in New Mexico in 'frightening' numbers

2020-09-13 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, A friend of mine in the West sent me this article about birds dying. https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2020/09/12/mass-deaths-migratory-birds-new-mexico-environment/5780282002/ Regi Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or

[cayugabirds-l] Shared from BBC News Birdwatching In Australia during lockdown

2020-08-07 Thread Regi Teasley
A silver lining in Australia’s Covid19 lockdown. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-53676061/how-lockdown-birdwatching-is-helping-australia-s-bushfire-recovery Regi Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel

[cayugabirds-l] ‘Why I spent my life saving the Blakiston’s fish owl’

2020-08-04 Thread Regi Teasley
In case you missed this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/02/why-i-spent-my-life-saving-the-blakistons-fish-owl Regi Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Downtown Boise Peregrine Encounter | Zealandia Blog

2020-07-15 Thread Regi Teasley
Folks, I thought this would be of interest. https://www.zealandia.com/blog/2020/07/12/downtown-boise-peregrine-encounter/ Regi Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Fireworks and birds

2020-07-05 Thread Regi Teasley
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3199162/?referringSource=articleShare Geez, you mean it’s not all about us? Regi Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Dover clifftops 'buzzing with wildlife' after National Trust takeover

2020-07-04 Thread Regi Teasley
Some good news. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/04/dover-clifftops-buzzing-with-wildlife-after-national-trust-takeover?CMP=share_btn_link Regi Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. --

[cayugabirds-l] ANS Testimony on Wildlife-Harming Noise | Audubon Naturalist Society

2020-06-14 Thread Regi Teasley
This concerns the use of gas-powered leaf blowers and their impact on birds. Comments please. https://anshome.org/2018/08/ans-testimony-on-wildlife-harming-noise/ Regi Ithaca Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel

[cayugabirds-l] GCFlycatcher eating ants?

2020-05-26 Thread Regi Teasley
Our resident Great Crested Flycatcher just landed near our patio and, after checking out a spot by the humming bird feeder, hopped down and pecked around before leaving. Do you think it was eating ants? There are some in the vicinity. Regi West Hill in the city Those who dwell

[cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat in Ninebark

2020-05-18 Thread Regi Teasley
We were pleased to se a Common Yellowthroat working in the Ninebark bush in our yard. Just one more reason to plant native plants for birds. Regi Cliff Park Rd, West Hill Ithaca Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Yellow Warbler

2020-05-01 Thread Regi Teasley
We have a female Yellow Warbler working away on the Ninebark bush in our yard. Regi West Hill in the City near LACS Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Catbird

2020-04-27 Thread Regi Teasley
Hurrah! Our favorite Catbird graced us with his presence in our yard. Regi West Hill in the city Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2020-04-13 Thread Regi Teasley
This morning we saw a very handsome Brown Thrasher digging in the leaves in our back yard. We’re on West Hill in the city. In case you needed another reason to garden for birds Regi Cliff Park Rd. Ithaca Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never

Re: "Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night" - RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-12 Thread Regi Teasley
“Young Cowbirds won’t you come out tonight? Come out tonight? Come out tonight And dance by the light of the moon.”  Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. > On Apr 12, 2020, at 4:47 PM, Magnus Fiskesjo

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bald eagle, Dryden Lake

2020-04-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Eveline, I shared your question with Hilary Lambert of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network which has worked long and hard to identify HABs and inform the public. Birders and lake protectors certainly have common interests. She is working on your question. Regi Those who

[cayugabirds-l] No bird alert

2020-01-30 Thread Regi Teasley
Well, it’s not exactly that, but you might want to check out Audubon’s website to see that the Migratory Bird Treaty is under attack by—guess who! Don’t leave the current administration wondering how you feel about this. Regi _ “Oh, skylark, have you seen a valley green with spring,

[cayugabirds-l] American Tree Sparrow

2019-12-05 Thread Regi Teasley
We are lucky to have an American Tree Sparrow beneath our feeder today. I glimpsed it yesterday but couldn’t be sure. Regi West Hill in the city _ “Oh, skylark, have you seen a valley green with spring, where my heart can go a’journeying?” H. Carmichael. -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2019-12-02 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a Song Sparrow under our bird feeders today and our 2-3 White Throated Sparrows remain. There are also dozens of Goldfinches, House Finches, our resident Juncos, a few Chicadees and a couple of Mourning Doves. A pair of Carolina Wrens enjoyed the suet and the lovely Cardinals ate the

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Shafter Flicker

2019-11-21 Thread Regi Teasley
Well, it may not be rare, but the Yellow Shafted Flicker that just graced my back yard sure is handsome. Regi West Hill in the city _ “Oh, skylark, have you seen a valley green with spring, where my heart can go a’journeying?” H. Carmichael. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Wounded Mourning Dove

2019-11-09 Thread Regi Teasley
AM EST > To: Regi Teasley > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wounded Mourning Dove > >  > You could call Cornell's wildlife clinic, at 253-3060, or take it there. It's > on Hungerford Rd. This is a left turn off Snyder Hill Rd., quite near the > western end of Snyder Hill. > O

[cayugabirds-l] Wounded Mourning Dove

2019-11-09 Thread Regi Teasley
Yesterday, I pulled my dog off a Mourning Dove he was trotting around with. Since he’s not much of a hunter, I suspect the bird had a close encounter with a hawk. The bird had no tail and one wing was badly hurt but otherwise the bird seemed okay. I didn’t want it to get eaten by the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-crowned Sparrows

2019-11-01 Thread Regi Teasley
We’ve had them here on West Hill in Ithaca as well. What handsome birds. One even started a song. Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Nov 1, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Roadrunner wrote: > > Hi All, > We had two White-crowned

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Regi Teasley
tiful, interesting plant. Just don't eat it or > handle it without gloves. > Betsy > > > > > Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone > > Original message > From: Maryfaith Miller > Date: 10/26/19 12:08 PM (GMT-05:00) > To: anne

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Regi Teasley
I understand Pokeweed is poisonous to humans. Your thoughts on keeping these plants? Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Oct 26, 2019, at 9:01 AM, anneb.cl...@gmail.com wrote: > >  > This morning I have a large number of

[cayugabirds-l] Waxwings

2019-10-19 Thread Regi Teasley
We just had a flock of Waxwings dining on the fruit of the Washington Hawthorns in our yard. These small trees are native and thus very easy to grow. And “tree top” is about 20 feet so you can see the birds with no effort. Do you have room for a hawthorn in your yard? Regi What good is a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Niger seed

2019-10-01 Thread Regi Teasley
It’s true in my experience. It can become moldy in rainy weather. Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Oct 1, 2019, at 8:59 AM, Randolph Scott Little wrote: > > Goldfinch feeding preferences just might have something to do

[cayugabirds-l] 'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees - BBC News

2019-09-27 Thread Regi Teasley
I thought this would be of interest. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49838650 Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] US population trends; time frame for bird study

2019-09-26 Thread Regi Teasley
Alicia, Thank you for this. Taking the longer view is important. Also, when I taught Environmental Sociology, we had a shorthand for POPULATION IMPACT: **Size of country’s population x Average Resource Use= Impact on Environment.** Of course you could refine this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] How to help birds

2019-09-26 Thread Regi Teasley
One organization that DOES talk about population is the Center for Biodiversity in AZ. I am a fan. They do good work. Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Sep 26, 2019, at 11:53 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > > Compost all

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Fwd: News Alert: North America has lost 29% of its birds since 1970, study finds. Experts blame habitat loss, pesticides, light pollution and cats.

2019-09-20 Thread Regi Teasley
I agree. If our agricultural system were not fixated on annual row crops and mono cultures, I suppose bird behavior would change. I hope there is research underway examining how birds interact with regenerative agriculture, permaculture farms and carefully managed grazing. There are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Fwd: News Alert: North America has lost 29% of its birds since 1970, study finds. Experts blame habitat loss, pesticides, light pollution and cats.

2019-09-20 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders number in the millions. If we became active as birders—many of us are involved in various activist organizations—we could make a big difference. Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Sep 20, 2019, at 12:58 PM, Linda

[cayugabirds-l] Cuckoo

2019-05-23 Thread Regi Teasley
We just saw a cuckoo in our West Hill Neighborhood. We’re pretty sure it was the Black-billed Cuckoo. It’s the first one we’ve seen here in the 18+ years we’ve lived here. Regi West Hill in the city What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn & migrant warblers

2019-05-20 Thread Regi Teasley
Hawthorns are underrated. The one the city planted in front of my home is a Cockspur, I think. I have planted Washingtons elsewhere on the property. Birds like them a,l hear round. Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On May 19,

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Catbird

2019-04-22 Thread Regi Teasley
The Catbird has arrived. Regi West Hill What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau Begin forwarded message: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2019-04-22 Thread Regi Teasley
My dear Catbird has arrived! Regi West Hill in the city What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Americans’ climate change concerns surge to record levels, poll shows | Environment | The Guardian

2019-01-22 Thread Regi Teasley
FYI https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/22/climate-change-concern-americans-poll Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls, Aiken Rd. in Enfield

2019-01-09 Thread Regi Teasley
Thanks for this. Does anyone know what they are eating? Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Jan 9, 2019, at 4:40 PM, Rachel Lodder wrote: > > I saw them there today at 2 pm, as well - maybe 130-40? It was really > difficult

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2018-11-18 Thread Regi Teasley
We have a handsome Fox Sparrow under our backyard feeder. Regi West Hill in the City Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2018-11-13 Thread Regi Teasley
Why isn’t there much wild food? Thanks, Regi Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones > On Nov 13, 2018, at 2:34 PM, Bard Prentiss wrote: > > Two Fridays ago Matt Young > stoped by for a visit. In the course of our chatting he mentioned that unlike > last year

[cayugabirds-l] RBNuthatch

2018-11-11 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a delightful visit from a Red Breasted Nuthatch. Regi West Hill in the City Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird on our feeder

2018-11-05 Thread Regi Teasley
Are its feathers fluffed out? If so, it probably is ill. When it leaves, I would carefully clean the feeder. Regi Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones > On Nov 5, 2018, at 3:15 PM, Deborah Schmidle wrote: > > Thanks, Donna. > > Shortly after taking this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAKS - Ringwood Rd

2018-11-01 Thread Regi Teasley
The little group of Evening Grosbeaks continues to show up at my feeder on West Hill. I feel very lucky. Regi Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones > On Nov 1, 2018, at 10:30 AM, Marie P. Read wrote: > > Two Evening Grosbeaks (male and female) were on my

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird this morning

2018-09-15 Thread Regi Teasley
We have had regular visitors, but no adult males. They come to the Rose of Sharon, Cardinal Flower and Zinnias. Regi West Hill in the city. Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones > On Sep 15, 2018, at 8:23 AM, Nancy Cusumano wrote: > > I thought all my

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpeckers

2018-08-27 Thread Regi Teasley
All, I knew it was going to be a good day when I saw one, two, three! Pileated Woodpeckers fly across the back yard. A Pileated Family? Regi Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher trapped in garage

2018-06-19 Thread Regi Teasley
Maybe just leave the garage open and give it space? Regi Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones > On Jun 19, 2018, at 8:32 PM, Melanie Uhlir wrote: > > I was thrilled to see a Brown Thrasher in our yard, until one went into the > garage and didn't come out!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow

2018-06-02 Thread Regi Teasley
I don’t have his contact information but Jay McGowan is the crow expert. The Lab of Ornithology should have the info. Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare > On Jun 2, 2018, at 1:10 PM, Erica Jessup wrote: > > Thanks everyone, Prof Clark on the way! > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Juncos

2018-05-18 Thread Regi Teasley
And if you do keep your cat indoors, consider a “catio” as a compromise. Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare > On May 18, 2018, at 8:11 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: > > Hi Jim, > > It would not be legal to move it, and not likely to work

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why I'm Voting NO on the ICSD Budget: Urgent Need for Climate Focus

2018-05-07 Thread Regi Teasley
Thanks, Sandy. Business-as-usual is bringing us to the precipice. Now is the time to speak and act. Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare > On May 6, 2018, at 7:57 PM, Sandy Wold wrote: > > I am sharing my thoughts in communities I am a

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler at suet

2018-04-19 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a Pine warbler at our suet feeder this afternoon. West Hill in the city Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song id

2018-04-04 Thread Regi Teasley
The Carolina Wren can make a similar sound. Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare > On Apr 4, 2018, at 8:17 AM, Brad Walker wrote: > > Is it a Tufted Titmouse? https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/31065671 > >> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 8:02 AM

[cayugabirds-l] Waxwings in Hawthorns

2018-04-03 Thread Regi Teasley
Need another reason to plant hawthorn trees? I just had a flock of beautiful Waxwings eating the haws in my Hawthorns. West Hill in the city. Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Upcoming EMC event re: natural areas, March 15, 5:00-7:00 Borg Warner Rm.

2018-03-09 Thread Regi Teasley
FYI. > > Update ’18 Tompkins County EMC: Preserving Our Unique Natural Areas in a > Changing Climate > > When: Thursday, March 15, 5:00-7:00pm > > Where: Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library >101 E. Green Street,

[cayugabirds-l] Am. Tree Sparrow

2018-03-02 Thread Regi Teasley
We had an American Tree Sparrow under the feeder this morning. Regi West Hill in the City. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] heated bird baths

2018-01-15 Thread Regi Teasley
Carol, There are many different kinds, for example Duncraft catalog has several. Or you can go to Agway and get a heater, an appropriate extension cord, a large clay pot bottom, add a couple of rocks and water and voila! The water should be deep enough to cover the heater by a

[cayugabirds-l] RW Blackbird

2018-01-04 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a Red winged Blackbird under the feeder this morning. West Hill in the City. Regi One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. Wm. Shakespeare -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] They're back!

2017-12-18 Thread Regi Teasley
Well, we have lots of Goldfinches and House Finches. Plus the usual suspects: Titmice, Nuthatches, Chickadees and woodpeckers (R-B, D, H) and M-doves, DE juncos. The local Carolina wren continues to eat suet from the feeder. We had a Bluebird drinking at the birdbath on one of those very cold

[cayugabirds-l] Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian

2017-07-11 Thread Regi Teasley
On our watch https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/10/earths-sixth-mass-extinction-event-already-underway-scientists-warn Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. --

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