Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lack of birds

2017-06-19 Thread Richard Tkachuck
We have 3 nest boxes in my yard with tree swallows. Richard Tkachuck On Jun 18, 2017 9:48 AM, "Glenn Wilson" <wil...@stny.rr.com> wrote: In Union Center (Endicott), do not have any Tree Swallows that I know of. BUT the Spring Street feeders are very active with Rose-Br

[cayugabirds-l] Off topic: Recycling fluorescent ballasts

2017-03-29 Thread Richard Tkachuck
> > I have four ballasts from old fluorescent fixtures. I have heard that > there may be stuff in them that is not good for the environment. What is > the best way to get rid of these. > Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabi

[cayugabirds-l] Seeking bluebird photo

2016-08-08 Thread Richard Tkachuck
is not in an attractive posture. Cheers Richard Tkachuck ric...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebird box offset

2016-06-27 Thread Richard Tkachuck
. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Richard Richard Tkachuck -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) h

[cayugabirds-l] Off Topic: Looking for a gardening list for the finger lakes area.

2016-05-07 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Seeking a gardening list that deals with the zone 4,5 areas around the finger lakes. Thanks, Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Off topic: old computers

2015-12-12 Thread Richard Tkachuck
I have heard that there is a place in Ithaca that recycles old computers. Where might this be? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Game bird farm

2015-06-02 Thread Richard Tkachuck
When did the pheasant farm close and is there a DEC facility that still breeds birds for release? Richard Tk -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Muckrace contact?

2015-03-15 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Seeking contact for Muckrace. Thanks Richard Tkachuck cbcedit...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] May be something, may be nothing. Sewage tank on Fall Creek watershed

2015-03-10 Thread Richard Tkachuck
I am writing this at a distance so can't be sure how many of the facts are straight. Our son lives on the corner of Dutcher and North Road. Across the street is a wetland that I believe is one of the areas that feeds into Fall Creek. The owner of the land has a large dairy operation and is

[cayugabirds-l] Out of basin Eastern Towhee

2015-01-29 Thread Richard Tkachuck
FYI: We live in the Locke/Moravia area and have seen a Towhee several times this winter, this morning the last. Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Off topic: Seeking mentor for WordPress

2014-12-17 Thread Richard Tkachuck
I am learning the software program WordPress. Is there anyone Cayugaland who might act as a mentor for me? Please reply off list to Richard Tkachuck ric...@gmail.com Thank you, Richard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Off topic: Bats

2014-07-22 Thread Richard Tkachuck
a plastic layer protecting them from the outside.) I plan when fall comes to plug the hole and then install a bat house next to the hole. I seek suggestions as to how best to do all this. Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Crows that hunt?

2014-07-22 Thread Richard Tkachuck
, this was given to one of the young which swallowed it head first. Question, do crows hunt for live food? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebird bot? flies

2014-06-13 Thread Richard Tkachuck
the species might be? Have collected them and are waiting for them to hatch. What I might do to avoid these should they use the box again? What harm do they cause? We saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker looking in the box. Would it act as a predator? Cheers, Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds on our house

2014-06-09 Thread Richard Tkachuck
-- Forwarded message -- From: Richard Tkachuck rictkal...@gmail.com Date: Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 7:41 AM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds on our house To: Mike Pitzrick mpitzr...@gmail.com Hi: Thanks for a great reply. tk On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 9:39 AM, Mike Pitzrick

[cayugabirds-l] Mockingbirds on our house

2014-06-07 Thread Richard Tkachuck
his call? 3. Are the sonograms of a mockingbird and a cardinal about the same, or can you tell them apart. 4. Mockingbirds migrate. Can you tell where they spent the winter by the songs they sing? 5. Do mockingbirds make calls of predators like owls or hawks? Thanks, Richard Tkachuck

[cayugabirds-l] Sparrows in the area

2014-05-21 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Can someone give a list of the sparrows that are now present in our area. I would like to start photographing these for an article in a fall issues of the CBC newsletter. Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] List of breeding birds in North America

2014-05-21 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Is there an electronic list of birds that breed in North America (north of the Rio Grande)? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] David Cup

2014-01-25 Thread Richard Tkachuck
or is it a quiet thing. What about the 98% rule--is this still in effect? How does one join--do you tell someone or just post the number of birds seen on Dec. 31 and say Surprise! Cheers, Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] David Cup Rules Found!

2014-01-24 Thread Richard Tkachuck
like to know that persons name. Cheers, Richard Tkachuck David Cup rules Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 17:14:13 -0500 Reply-To: CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sender: owner-cayugabird...@cornell.edu From: j...@cornell.edu (Jeff Wells) To: Upstate NY Birding Subject: David Cup McIlroy Award Regulations

[cayugabirds-l] David Cup again

2014-01-22 Thread Richard Tkachuck
and arrive at some consensus. Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Rules for the David Cup

2014-01-17 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Is there anywhere where the rules for the David Cup are posted? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Off Topic: Have 35mm stuff for free also where can I scan slides?

2013-08-01 Thread Richard Tkachuck
(library?) where I can scan the very few treasures I found? Please respond to rictkal...@gmail.com and not clutter the birdline. Cheers, Richard Tkachuck 607.591.1962 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mockingbird song

2013-06-28 Thread Richard Tkachuck
We have a resident mocking bird who sits in our yard and sings on and on with all sorts of peeps and mutters. Question: Does the mockingbird have a song that is unique to itself, or does it only borrow from others? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Looking for ruff picture

2013-05-15 Thread Richard Tkachuck
For the next issue of the Cayuga Bird Club newsletter I would like to find a picture of the local ruff. If anyone has one please send to: cbcedit...@gmail.com. Thanks, Richard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Female Ring-necked Pheasant

2013-04-29 Thread Richard Tkachuck
a few days ago in the field across the road spending time in a limited area. She looks healthy. Just wondering what may be going on. BTW, we are about 25 miles away from the Cornell pheasant farm, so we are assuming this is a wild bird. Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Please confirm if Sharp-shinned Hawk

2013-01-23 Thread Richard Tkachuck
This bird landed in our yard. Photo shot through window and at some distance. Bright face confuses me. I think it is a sharpy, but want to know for sure. Post it is sitting on is 3.5 inches wide. Richard http://www.flickr.com/photos/59319295@N07/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Summer Hill--Quiet but unknown raptor

2012-12-26 Thread Richard Tkachuck
About 3 PM this afternoon we drove out to the Summer Hill area, first driving up Lick St to Hoag. Very quiet. Then taking Hoag towards Salt Road we saw an almost black bird about the size of a crow fly up from the side of the road--the ambient light was quite gray. Thinking it was a crow, we

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey surveys

2012-11-14 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Greetings: A month or so ago I asked for info on the turkey surveys that are done about this time of year. Someone sent me a contact, but alas, I have lost that info. Can someone help me with this. There were other surveys listed in the article. Cheers, Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] After effects of Sandy

2012-11-14 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Has someone compiled a list of birds in the Cayuga basin, or close by, whose occurrence can be attributed to Hurricane Sandy? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey survey

2012-10-04 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Last year some state department had a survey form that people could send in that recorded numbers of turkeys in a flock, where they were located and other data. Is this an on-going project, and if so, can someone help in locating information about this survey? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] OT: Bats roosting in my house

2012-07-26 Thread Richard Tkachuck
until fall when there is a minimal chance of young, wait for them to leave in the evening and then close the hole while also putting up bat houses. With the advent of the fungus that is killing bats, I don't want to be part of any additional destruction. Cheers, Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Cleaning a scope

2012-01-27 Thread Richard Tkachuck
My swarovski scope needs a cleaning. Is there someone local that does this or should I send it off? Richard Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Ibird Pro2 question

2012-01-19 Thread Richard Tkachuck
I have just downloaded Ibird Pro 2. All seems to be well except where is says there should be 10 pictures, I only get one or two drawings. Can anyone assist me? Richard Tkachuck -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2012-01-16 Thread Richard Tkachuck
With Bob's notice, we immediately set out. We found two PINE SISKINS just where it was noted, though we thought the address was #1184 down at the edge of the lake. We also located the 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS on the Elm Street Ext, about 200 meters east of Salt Road. This was at 2:30 pm Thanks Bob!

[cayugabirds-l] Slightly out of basin Horned Larks and Snow Buntings

2012-01-13 Thread Richard Tkachuck
A mixed flock of Snow Buntings and Horned Larks were seen on Smith Road mid-way between Pleasant Valley Road (County Rd 178) and Sovocool Hill Road. This spot is between two forks of what is defined as the Cayuga Basin. Richard and Cyndy Tkachuck -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl at outlet: 2PM

2012-01-01 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Snowy Owl at outlet mall at 2PM Jan 1. Seen at the second red roof structure to the east of the open field that can be seen on the north side of the mall facing the freeway. If you have trouble, try finding the security drive in one of the trucks who pointed it out to me. Richard Tkachuck

[cayugabirds-l] Apps for Android

2011-12-31 Thread Richard Tkachuck
Hi. Has anyone compiled a list of birding apps for the Android platform? Richard Tkachuck Locke, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com