[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. --

Re: No birds - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree swallow

2017-06-17 Thread Regi Teasley
I have always felt that birders, from casual to die-hard, number in the millions and comprise a group of potentially influential activists. I would love to see an organization, or even discussion thread dedicated to furthering the convergence of birding and environmental activism. While I

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Pewee

2017-05-17 Thread Regi Teasley
Heard a Pewee up on West Hill in the city. Welcome! Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Nearly 400 migratory birds die from striking Texas skyscraper | Reuters

2017-05-07 Thread Regi Teasley
And has anyone learned anything from this? What is "freakish" about this, the building manager's ignorance? http://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-birds-idUSKBN18203M Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in

[cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatcher?

2017-04-30 Thread Regi Teasley
I would be willing to wager that I just heard the Great Crested Flycatcher's "Pett!" our West Hill neighborhood. Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush

2017-04-30 Thread Regi Teasley
Ha ha. Weren't you lucky! Well, we used to have an Oven Bird that moved through checking out our wood chip path where it found things to eat. If we all leave leaf litter around the edges of our properties they will find it worth their while to stop by. Regi West Hill in the city "Love the

[cayugabirds-l] Gnatcatcher, Yellow at Swan Pen

2017-04-29 Thread Regi Teasley
Today around 3:30 we were birding at the Swan Pen and saw the following: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow warbler, small flocks of Palm warblers and Yellow-Rumped warblers and. Spotted Sandpiper Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive

[cayugabirds-l] Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: U.S. desert songbirds at risk in a warming climate

2017-04-03 Thread Regi Teasley
FYI https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2559/us-desert-songbirds-at-risk-in-a-warming-climate/ Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorns, Robins and Waxwings

2017-02-10 Thread Regi Teasley
Hi Folks, Do you need a reason to plant Hawthorn trees--apart from the fact that they grow fast and Woolly Mammoths won't eat them? Today we've had a flock of Robins accompanied by a few Waxwings dining on the "haws" or berries. It makes this winter day much more pleasant. Regi "Love

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2016-11-21 Thread Regi Teasley
We had a Fox Sparrow eating millet seed near bushes in our yard this snowy morning. We're up on West Hill in the city and we garden for birds and other wildlife. Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things."

[cayugabirds-l] Juvenile Goshawk?

2016-10-31 Thread Regi Teasley
We think we just saw a juvenile Goshawk at the Plantations, sitting on top of the corn stalks between the horse barns and the garden that has plants of the world. Saw it around 3. "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine

[cayugabirds-l] Juvenile RBG

2016-09-09 Thread Regi Teasley
Not a rarity but a welcome visitor to our tray feeder: a juvenile male Rose Breasted Grosbeak. West Hill. Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red Headed Woodpecker Question

2016-08-05 Thread Regi Teasley
We have seen Downy Woodpeckers eating something on Mullen flower heads/stalks. Is this a typical behavior? Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. > On Aug 5, 2016, at 4:59 PM, Sue Barth

Re: [cayugabirds-l] blessedly quiet morning...

2016-07-31 Thread Regi Teasley
Right. A lawnmower-free future lies ahead. Gardens, groves and meadows will replace them. Let's hope it's sooner rather than later. Why not create more bird, butterfly and general critter habitat? So heartening to hear the sounds of the natural world. Regi "Love the animals, love the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Regi Teasley
Yesterday we had a female Oriole drinking nectar from our Lungwort. She systematically worked through the many flowers. This was a first for me. Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. >

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Great Big Indigo Bunting west side of Seneca Lake

2015-05-14 Thread Regi Teasley
Fellow Birders, Tuesday several other birders and I saw a REALLY big Indigo Bunting on the West Side of Seneca Lake. OK, actually it was a puppet and we were protesting gas storage under the lake. For more information and photos: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/nature-lovers/ We

[cayugabirds-l] Screechie

2014-09-01 Thread Regi Teasley
We were awakened last night at 11:30 by a screech owl nearby repeatedly giving its whinny call and sometimes its little hoots. We heard it for about 10 minutes and then only stillness. What a pleasant surprise. Regi West Hill in the City -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Black and white warbler?

2013-04-24 Thread Regi Teasley
Hi Folks, I wouldn't swear to it but I'm pretty sure I saw a Black and White Warbler on the Pergola behind my house just now. It appeared for just a few seconds but I did see the stripes and no other color. Of course it immediately flew off to who knows where. Good birding, Regi --

[cayugabirds-l] Chipper

2013-04-07 Thread Regi Teasley
Just now I saw a Chipping Sparrow eating millet on our patio. A few moments ago we had a YB Sapsucker on a nearby tree. Meanwhile, two Robins are working our wood chip path for lunch items. Happy Spring, Regi West Hill in city -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Robin in our garden on West Hill

2013-03-10 Thread Regi Teasley
This afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to see a Robin scurrying through our garden looking for a tidbit. That, coupled with the several TVs I saw circling yesterday over West Hill, convinces me that spring is nearly here. Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Screechie heard and Whitethroats

2012-10-20 Thread Regi Teasley
Nothing rare or extraordinary but last night it was warm enough to have the window open and for about 15 minutes around 10:30 pm. we distinctly heard a screech owl working the nearby woods. Today we saw two white-throated sparrows in the garden and at the birdbath. We've been hearing Robins

[cayugabirds-l] Scott's toxic bird seed

2012-09-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Hi folks, Check out this article from the EPA (I'm on an email listserve). Regi CONTACT: Enesta Jones mailto:jones.ene...@epa.govjones.ene...@epa.gov mailto:jones.enesta@202-564-7873202-564-7873 202-564-4355 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2012 Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5

[cayugabirds-l] yard bird Ovenbird

2012-08-26 Thread Regi Teasley
I was surprised to see a rare (for us) yard bird on the patio and surrounds, an Ovenbird. Actually, we have seen one in the past a time or two in fall (and, spring, if I remember correctly). We have a woodchip path and that seems to be a draw. We're on West Hill in the city. I guess

[cayugabirds-l] Tar Sands destruction harms birds too

2012-05-20 Thread Regi Teasley
Fellow Birders, Thought this link would be of interest. It certainly pertains to the habitats (destruction, that is) of birds. http://www.businessinsider.com/canadian-oil-sands-flyover-2012-5 Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2012-05-02 Thread Regi Teasley
I saw my first of year (male R-T) Hummingbird at the Bleeding heart flowers this evening. Wow. Get out the feeders! Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted Grosbeaks

2012-05-01 Thread Regi Teasley
Happy May Day! This morning we had two dandy Rose Breasted Grosbeak males at our tray feeder. Regi West Hill in the city -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mining Claims may harm birds in the West

2012-04-12 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, FYI a posting from Idaho Conservation League about mining claims: http://www.idahoconservation.org/blog/mining-claims-wildlife-as-well-as-goldhttp://www.idahoconservation.org/blog/mining-claims-wildlife-as-well-as-gold Also, I have read the ethics discussion with

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Fellow birders. Of course, the earth was created for our pleasure and everything in and on it is here to entertain us. We are superior and able to devise clever things that affect these creatures; if something enhances our enjoyment, what else matters? It is of little concern to us that

RE: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-04-03 Thread Regi Teasley
Meena, I second your points. Gardening for wildlife (especially birds) is a great project, a lot of fun and a delight when the birds come. Regi I am also a fan of Spice Bush (lindera benzoin) and Winterberry, among many others. Something as simple as Black Eyed Susans and Cone flowers

[cayugabirds-l] juvenile Bald Eagle at Cass Park inlet

2012-01-20 Thread Regi Teasley
Today a bit before 3:00 in the afternoon we were walking our dogs in Cass Park near the inlet when we saw an eagle. It was not an adult bald eagle so I presume it was a juvenile Bald Eagle. (Sorry, I don't know my juvenile eagles!) It flew down the inlet toward the lake at a height (just

[cayugabirds-l] Crow at bird feeder

2012-01-08 Thread Regi Teasley
I glanced out the window this morning to see who might be at the feeder and was surprised to see a crow (untagged) tentatively but actively eating seeds that had fallen to the ground beneath the feeder. Crows are active daily in the neighborhood but usually avoid coming into the yard. By

[cayugabirds-l] bat

2012-01-01 Thread Regi Teasley
Hi Folks, Though it's not a bird, I thought readers would be interested to know we saw a bat (little brown?) flying around hawking insects (if there were any) last evening (Dec 31). It was near the wooded cut and stream on Taylor between Sunrise and Cliff Park on West Hill in the city.

[cayugabirds-l] white throated sparrows

2011-12-12 Thread Regi Teasley
I was just about to let my dog out into the backyard a few minutes ago but looked out first. Good thing I did because there were 5 or 6 White throated sparrows busily eating the millet seeds I had tossed out for the Juncos and Doves. This must have been last call since it's late twilight

[cayugabirds-l] butterflies and birds

2011-08-07 Thread Regi Teasley
Up here on West Hilll we've been enjoying plenty of activity. Today we had a Giant Swallowtail on one of the butterfly bushes. When the milkweed was in bloom, it brought in Monarchs, Frittilaries, honey bees and many other insects. Many hummingbirds are coming to the trumpet

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo bunting, etc.

2011-05-08 Thread Regi Teasley
Today the Indigo bunting (male) graduated to feeding ON the tray feeder. Both male and female RB Grosbeaks were present (several males). Oriole feeding in the nearby apple trees. Still a few White crowned sparrows. Happy Mother's Day, Regi West Hill, City of Ithaca PS Saw and heard a BG

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo bunting

2011-05-07 Thread Regi Teasley
We had an Indigo bunting feeding on the ground beneath our tray feeders today at midday. City of Ithaca, West Hill. Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hummer at our feeder this afternoon

2011-04-30 Thread Regi Teasley
Hi Folks, We just had a male hummingbird at our feeder here on West Hill in the City. Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 5000 blackbirds and starlings fall from the sky!

2011-01-04 Thread Regi Teasley
Regarding the blackbirds killed. There was a brief story about this on NPR. The fish and game fellow said he didn't think it was a storm after all. He was coming to think it was fireworks (cannons) celebrating New Year's Eve that frightened the roosting birds. Apparently, when they flew

[cayugabirds-l] enjoy spring birding? fight to keep it

2010-05-18 Thread Regi Teasley
Fellow birders, Since we are the happy observers of the remarkable return of these winged creatures, let's help them. http://earthsky.org/biodiversity/stuart-butchart-on-world-governments-failure-to-slow-biodiversity-loss Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] the oil spill in the Gulf

2010-04-30 Thread Regi Teasley
Birders, Many of our winged friends are being shellacked by the oil spill. in the Gulf. If you were ever going to make comments to lawmakers, this is the time. Reuters' lIst of wildlife refuges in the path of the oil spill. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63T26L20100430

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds and Carolina Wren

2010-01-03 Thread Regi Teasley
Lots of birds today at the feeders and birdbath for drinks of water up here on West Hill in Ithaca. Up to a dozen Bluebirds and the usual suspects ( Chicadees, Titmice, Woodpeckers, Juncos, Mourning Doves, etc.) as well as the Carolina Wren dining on suet. The Flicker is looks impressive when

[cayugabirds-l] Downy on milkweed

2009-09-23 Thread Regi Teasley
Today I watched a male downy woodpecker poking around on a milkweed stalk with 3 seed pods. He worked up and down the stalk and seemed to wipe his beak on the pods, the left. Was he looking for insects? This is a behavior I haven't seen before. Regi -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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