Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cedar Waxwings

2021-01-23 Thread Robin Cisne
Several times this winter I've seen a flock at the south end of Lackawanna Road in Brooktondale. On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:45 AM Carol Cedarholm wrote: > Just saw a flock of 20 Cedar Waxwings in my backyard in downtown Ithaca. > Has anyone else been seeing them? > Carol Cedarholm > -- >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] GH Owl Singing

2020-10-07 Thread Robin Cisne
Enlighten me: I thought GHO courted in January. If they are courting in October, won't the females be brooding and then raising owlets in the middle of winter? On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 1:56 PM Linda Orkin wrote: > Deep songs of owls' nuptials float far on gentle night currents > Songbirds

[cayugabirds-l] Hudsonian Godwit

2020-09-24 Thread Robin Cisne
John just called from Montezuma to say that he watched a Hudsonian Godwit land in the pool that is just inside the entrance. Several other cars have stopped to see it, too. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] John James Audubon's Birds of America | Audubon

2020-07-23 Thread Robin Cisne
I had the pleasure of seeing a few of the original Audubon paintings at the New York Historical Society a few years back, and they were a revelation in their stunning attention to detail and subtle use of color. On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 8:41 PM Chris R. Pelkie wrote: >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] arrogant dogowner going viral

2020-05-26 Thread Robin Cisne
Magnus, your last paragraph linking unleashed dog-walking to the depravities of colonialism is an ambitious overreach, and an outrageous conjecture unsupported by fact. I assume you meant to type "setting their *dogs* on birds and people." No evidence has been offered, either in this forum or by

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Of Unleashed Dogs and Waterthrushes

2020-04-27 Thread Robin Cisne
As the owner of a *well-behaved *dog who prefers to be unleashed and leaves other people alone, I'm very sorry this happened to you. Inconsiderate jackasses like that ruin it for the rest of us. Robin On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 8:29 PM Magnus Fiskesjo wrote: > > Nice poem! > > One of your

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe

2020-03-23 Thread Robin Cisne
cornell.edu >> >> From: bounce-124486653-84019...@list.cornell.edu [ >> bounce-124486653-84019...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Lanie Wilmarth [ >> lwilmarth...@gmail.com] >> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 2:06 PM >> To: Robin C

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe

2020-03-23 Thread Robin Cisne
East Shore Park is off East Shore Drive, about .5 mi north of Stewart Park. It's next to the Cornell sailing facility. On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 2:07 PM Lanie Wilmarth wrote: > Which one is east shore park? > > On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 2:01 PM Robin Cisne wrote: > >

[cayugabirds-l] Eared Grebe

2020-03-23 Thread Robin Cisne
The good news is that there is an Eared Grebe close to shore right now at East Shore Park (1:55 pm). The bad news is that the roads are pretty slippery. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wildlife drive?

2020-03-21 Thread Robin Cisne
Montezuma wildlife drive opens April 1st. On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 8:28 AM Nancy Cusumano wrote: > Does anyone know if the wildlife drive is open yet for the season? > Seems like that might be a good solitary endeavor. > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics

[cayugabirds-l] FOY RWBB

2019-03-13 Thread Robin Cisne
Year after year, it's still a wonderful thing to hear one's first Red-Winged Blackbird of spring (SE corner of Slaterville and Landon Roads). *The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. — Ramakrishna* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks are here!

2018-05-08 Thread Robin Cisne
They weren't there yesterday, but today the Bobolinks are exuberantly back on Landon Road in Brooktondale. ☺ *The road to hell is paved with good intentions.* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Semi-palmated Plover

2018-03-18 Thread Robin Cisne
On the move this morning, seen twice in the field at the southwest corner of Route 79 & Landon Road. * Beauty is hope made visible.* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goose down on the commons

2017-12-13 Thread Robin Cisne
My dog and I inadvertently surprised a goose on the north end of Tioga Street at about 2.30 pm. He took off squawking, flying south. Winter is icummen in, Lhude sing Goddamm. — *Ezra Pound * On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Nancy Tonachel Gabriel wrote: > Just saw a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goldfinch Lifespan

2017-05-30 Thread Robin Cisne
How long, on average, do goldfinches live? *"True compassion is more than flinging a coin at a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. * On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 9:05 PM, Peter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A Crow flight

2016-12-15 Thread Robin Cisne
And yesterday at the same time, when I was near Beechtree Care Center (cor. Clinton & Albany), hundreds were streaming overhead from the north. I always think that crows must enjoy the winter as a fun, social alternative to the summertime responsibilities of raising their nuclear families.

[cayugabirds-l] Kingbirds flocking

2016-08-17 Thread Robin Cisne
Until this morning, I had only seen Kingbirds alone, but today there was a whole big flock assembling in the scrubby field (bushes, thistles, and teasels, etc.) at the corner of Route 79/Slaterville Road and Landon Road. *Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through

[cayugabirds-l] A first for my neighborhood?

2016-03-24 Thread Robin Cisne
I just saw eight very large birds flying in a line formation over the fields just south of Route 79 + Landon Road in Brooktondale. At first I thought they were GBHs, but after studying pictures, etc., I'm inclined to think they were Sandhill Cranes (they were silent). Any confirmation or

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Off topic: old computers

2015-12-12 Thread Robin Cisne
The Tompkins County Solid Waste facility on Commercial Ave. off Route 13S handles them if they're only good for trash. Otherwise, the ReUse Store in the Triphammer Mall fixes and resells them, but I would call first. 256-9699. *Always do right. This* *will gratify some people and astonish the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mrs Robin reuses her nest!

2015-06-28 Thread Robin Cisne
I thought robins usually did that, as long as the subsequent clutches are in the same year. A pair that nested under our covered patio one year raised two batches in the same nest. On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: It's highly unusual for a songbird to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] equine hummingbird - is this legit?

2015-06-25 Thread Robin Cisne
No, it's good — I've seen it elsewhere. Robin On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Donna Lee Scott d...@cornell.edu wrote: I am suspicious of emails with no message in the body and with a link to a website. So, I will not open this one. Betsy, if this is really you, please send a brief

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

2015-05-15 Thread Robin Cisne
The giant Pileated Woodpecker is pretty good, too! BTW, I've had one at my suet feeder lately — I'm assuming a female piling on needed calories. Robin On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 4:18 PM, Regi Teasley rltcay...@earthlink.net wrote: Fellow Birders, Tuesday several other birders and I saw

[cayugabirds-l] Owl seduction

2014-06-29 Thread Robin Cisne
I hope you'll excuse this being somewhat off-topic, but I could use some sage counsel. I have an old mailbox that I was thinking I could nail up in a tree in hopes an owl would roost in it. Am I deluding myself? If this is a realistic possibility, are there things I could do to make it more

Re: [cayugabirds-l] So you think you know your yard?

2014-05-07 Thread Robin Cisne
This may not be strictly legit, but for my own private, informal purposes my yard extends down the road a half-mile past the open fields, which my dog and I walk every morning. Thus far this spring I've got a royal flush of hawks: Red-tailed, Broad Winged, Marsh/Northern Harrier, Red-Shouldered,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A hint of things to come...

2014-03-05 Thread Robin Cisne
Yet another reason to love birds: after a certain point in late winter, they say, To hell with the temperature, I'm getting on with it! On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Things are looking up. Mr. Cardinal just fed Mrs. Cardinal in a tree near my feeders.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Robins

2014-02-27 Thread Robin Cisne
And bluebirds in Danby and Brooktondale On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Linda Madeo lwma...@gmail.com wrote: I'm thinking that they are starting to filter in .. there does seem to be a big influx recently. On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Marie P. Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Lots

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bats!

2013-12-06 Thread Robin Cisne
I installed a bat house on the southeast side of my house over a year ago, but haven't attracted any customers. There aren't any bat lures, are there? ; ) Robin On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:11 AM, John Confer con...@ithaca.edu wrote: I spent a summer banding bats in Indiana as part of an

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Screech-owl

2013-03-06 Thread Robin Cisne
I'm glad to hear that Marc's owl recovered quickly. Last fall I witnessed a young Red-Tailed Hawk, inexpertly hunting, collide with a car, and I ended up taking it to CU's Wildlife Rehab facility on Hungerford Hill Rd. Weeks later they emailed to say that it was expected to make a complete

Re: [cayugabirds-l] British bird watchers

2013-02-05 Thread Robin Cisne
That manly crowd makes me wonder: if the British have a problem with football hooligans, are there also birder hooligans? On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM, John and Fritzie Blizzard job121...@verizon.net wrote: ** Looks pretty much like a man's world. Must have pretty tolerant employers!!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Peterson Field Guide photos coming to auction

2012-08-04 Thread Robin Cisne
Also, a 1986 Audubon Society baby elephant folio edition of J.J. Audubon's Birds of America (published under the supervision of Roger Tory Peterson) will be up for sale next Sunday, Aug. 12 at noon at National Book Auctions, 1429 Danby Rd. in Ithaca. Robin On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM, John

[cayugabirds-l] yet another Belted Kingfisher

2011-12-27 Thread Robin Cisne
They're everywhere! They're everywhere! (well, almost:) We saw one yesterday in Center Lisle as we were speeding south on Route 79. There's a little pond near the Dudley Diner, visible from the road, and a wire crosses right over the pond. The kingfisher was in the middle of the wire, looking

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds in B-dale

2011-12-20 Thread Robin Cisne
This morning I saw three bluebirds on Vandermark Road in Brooktondale — a very cheerful and welcome sight in December! Happy Solstice — Robin -- The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. — Thomas Paine -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] snowy owls

2011-12-20 Thread Robin Cisne
While perusing USA Today in Wegman's Cafe, I read a brief article about a surprising abundance of eight Snowy Owls counted in Kansas. The phenomenon was linked to a normal, cyclical low in the number of arctic rodents, driving the owls south. If so, perhaps we too shall be lucky. -- The world

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER

2011-09-08 Thread Robin Cisne
That reminds me of a (slightly) funny story. Some years ago I had to go to Tulsa on business. I'd never been to that part of the country before, and really wanted to see a Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (the state bird!). But I didn't see one, and I kept not seeing one, and was telling the cab