Re: [cayugabirds-l] Geese on Cayuga

2021-03-09 Thread Susan Gateley
first woodcock of the season for me- single bird foraging in our little woodlot in North Wolcott! On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 4:01 PM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > As neighbor Sarah Blodgett just texted, “there’s a massive goose thing > going on” here! > > 1000s -mostly Canadas i think -hard to see in

[cayugabirds-l] ducks

2021-02-25 Thread Susan Gateley
many ducks nice variety on open water at nw corner of Little Sodus Bay afternoon of Feb 25 goldeneye, white winged scoter redheads pintail, a few long tail lots of common mergansers, some courting behavior - very colorful selection -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] How to help birds

2019-09-26 Thread Susan Gateley
Bravo Dave Nutter. You are spot on!!! On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 10:36 PM Dave Nutter wrote: > The Lab of O recently released a report saying the world’s wild bird > population has dropped an alarming 29% in the last five decades. I also > received a list from the Lab of O about how we as

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oswego River/harbor/marina birds on 2/4/19

2019-02-06 Thread Susan Gateley
If it's on the way to Oswego you can also check out the channel at Fair Haven via the West Bay road park at end. Often lots of long tails, diver ducks etc there. Wave action usually keeps channel and north end of bay semi open to open On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 12:49 PM John and Fritzie Blizzard <

Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: August 21, 2018

2018-08-21 Thread Susan Gateley
Dear birders, I have a question. Do young ospreys hang out at nest after they fledge and hope for food? Thanks On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 8:16 AM, Marie P. Read wrote: > Hi all, > I just voted FOR cat licensing, mostly for the first reason that Gerald > mentioned below. > > Marie > > Marie Read

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope, Montezuma Visitor Center

2017-09-23 Thread Susan Gateley
not sure if this will go out to list could you forward? Thanks not bird related directly (though might relate to food for birds) have bird watchers noted large numbers of painted lady butterflies moving around randomly Sat Sept 23? I saw hundreds in an overgrown area with milkweed today in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ominous

2017-05-28 Thread Susan Gateley
It might have been late for the little hummers but I've seen a couple of the 'regulars' around here on south shore of lake ontario for two weeks or so also as for other bird notes had a weird sad discovery on boat- the starboard ventilator cowling and dorade box contained three dead tree

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Wed 5/17

2017-05-17 Thread Susan Gateley
I'm an unskilled bird watcher but I listened to the Internet and discovered a black billed cuckoo calling next to my garden this AM On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Mark Chao wrote: > Birding has been very slow for me in Sapsucker Woods so far on Wednesday. > Despite my usual

[cayugabirds-l] snow buntings wolcott

2016-01-05 Thread Susan Gateley
fair size flock of snow buntings swirling around the fields between Fair Haven and North Wolcott this AM near the lakeshore- first I've seen this year- Susan P Gateley -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] cormorant photos

2015-11-23 Thread Susan Gateley
Ahoy birders all, I am doing an educational video on Lake Ontario and its problems and what is/needs to be done about them. I'd like to get some photos of cormorants (double crested), especially islands that they have impacted. I have some video of cormorants, but was unable to schedule a visit

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture with white wings

2015-11-22 Thread Susan Gateley
Ahoy birders, my newsfeed for lake ontario reports botulism deaths among waterfowl Wayne to Jefferson Counties starting about mid October to present. I would be curious to hear of any observations you collectively have of Cayuga Co shoreline. I have NOT seen any dead birds this fall on my 1500

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loons

2015-06-16 Thread Susan Gateley
Ahoy bird watchers, An environmentally minded ecologically sensitive professional videographer would very much like to get footage of young eagles- on Lake Ontario or elsewhere in Rochester Buffalo area. Getting the youngsters as they learn and perfect soaring and flying would be totally cool.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brown pelican off Poplar Beach

2015-06-05 Thread Susan Gateley
Hey there were 2 brown pellies up on Sodus Bay a few years ago- why not? On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 2:25 PM, wrote: No, I wasn't at the Brewgarden. There was a brown pelican off Poplar Beach cruising and doing the classic drop to the water. I have a passable photo and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dispatching house sparrows ... 5/18/15

2015-05-18 Thread Susan Gateley
not really a bird watching note but here goes. we are roofing a shed and had to take a nest down. It was a phoebee nest with four almost white eggs and a COWBIRD egg, Did we do the poor birdie a favor? Will she find another site and re-build I wonder? Without a cowbird? On Mon, May 18, 2015 at

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2015-03-26 Thread Susan Gateley
Yesterday with strong south winds in late AM many many turkey vultures were zooming at tree top level along the Lake Ontario shore line, heading east at high speed! First big flight of soaring birds I've seen up here ( Wolcott- Fair Haven area) On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Dave Nutter