Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2020-03-26 Thread John Luther Cisne
At least two woodcocks were peenting about an hour ago over the marsh along 
Landon Road at its intersection with Route 79.

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Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:57 PM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

We are hearing at lest 2 woodcocks penting in the back fields on Burns Rd in 
Brooktondale.



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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2020-03-26 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We are hearing at lest 2 woodcocks penting in the back fields on Burns Rd
in Brooktondale.



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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2020-03-06 Thread Leigh Stivers
I heard my FOY Woodcocks tonight!  At least 2!

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2019-03-15 Thread Therese O'Connor
2 barred owls hooting and hollerin' outside my window last night on
Meadowlark Rd near Sapsucker woods.

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:45 PM Leigh Stivers 
wrote:

> I am finally hearing Woodcocks tonight! I thought I heard them last night
> but it was very windy. Spring is almost here!
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2019-03-15 Thread bob mcguire
Woodcocks here, too. 5 of them. Began peenting at 7:28 pm.

Bob
> On Mar 15, 2019, at 7:45 PM, Leigh Stivers  wrote:
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> I am finally hearing Woodcocks tonight! I thought I heard them last night but 
> it was very windy. Spring is almost here!
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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2019-03-15 Thread Leigh Stivers
I am finally hearing Woodcocks tonight! I thought I heard them last night
but it was very windy. Spring is almost here!

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[cayugabirds-l] woodcocks displaying - airport

2017-03-22 Thread Michele Mannella
A few weeks ago we heard at least 3 American Woodcocks peenting and
displaying in the brushy field on Mohawk Road (behind the airport). One of
them was close enough to not only see in the air, but also on the ground,
completing the entire display cycle in full view.

To get there, we take Snyder Road, turn right on Mohawk, and pull in at the
"service road. .

Last night I returned to the location and at at least 3 are still there
putting on a show.

Michele Mannella

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks, Cardinals

2017-03-18 Thread Mary Jane Thomas
An interesting article about Woodcocks from today’s NY Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/nyregion/an-early-bird-gets-caught-in-the-snowstorm.html?emc=edit_th_20170318=todaysheadlines=28196654

On another topic.  The other day I found a dead male Cardinal on our side 
patio.  There was no sign of trauma.  However, it reminded me of the awful day 
last spring when I found 4-5 dead Cardinals lined up on the same patio.  Again, 
no sign of trauma.  There are windows they could have struck; I have decals on 
them to help with prevention (I’m aware the decals are not a complete 
solution).  But they were lined up so neatly I couldn’t believe it was 
accidental.  Had they been killed by a hawk, I would not have expected the 
bodies to be there.  We have indoor cats but they never go out.  There are 
other cats around but not that close to the house;  even if they were close our 
cats would let us know I’m sure.

I have some photos of the immediate area of the house if it would help.  I 
would really be interested in any ideas, advice, etc. anyone has.

Thanks.

Mary Jane Thomas



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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2017-02-23 Thread Leigh Stivers
Just heard my first Woodcocks of the year! Then it got quiet.
Leigh

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2016-03-27 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
On Dodge Rd there are curremtly five woodcocks displaying. Plus a bonus 
winnowing snipe. Right now about 400 ft from Ellis Hollows road jct two of the 
woodcocks calling quite close to the road.
Meena
Ps lots of spring peepers too

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks IV: Open Stage

2016-03-27 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
And just when I didn't think I could get a better woodcock video, I got
this last night:

  https://www.facebook.com/suan.yong/videos/10209270510937785

I also put up the original MP4's as recorded by the ThermAppPlus camera
here:

  http://suan-yong.com/woodcock-video/info.html

for anyone who may be distracted by Facebook's streaming artifacts or
whatever.

Suan

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2015-04-15 Thread Melanie Uhlir
After reading the description of Woodcock lek habitat (am I using the 
term correctly??), it occurred to me that they might be present in the 
field next to and behind my house so I stomped out through my marshy 
backyard and through the little woodlot to the edge. Sure enough, I 
heard peenting! Didn't dare venture farther since a) I had foolishly 
neglected to bring a flashlight with which to find my way back; and b) I 
didn't want to risk disturbing the birds.


On Monday evening at the airport I heard peenting but could not get a 
visual. Tonight I tried again and heard both peenting and the whistling 
audio of the display but again could not find a bird with my binoculars. 
Also heard what sounded like a Great Horned Owl from somewhere in the 
woods east of Mohawk Road.


On 4/13/2015 6:10 PM, Carol Keeler wrote:

Does weather effect the Woodcock's sky dance?  Do they stay down when it's 
windy like today?  Or do hormones dictate their behavior and weather has no 
effect.

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2015-04-13 Thread Carol Keeler
Does weather effect the Woodcock's sky dance?  Do they stay down when it's 
windy like today?  Or do hormones dictate their behavior and weather has no 
effect.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2015-04-13 Thread Geo Kloppel
I'm not sure what they'd do in a really ferocious windstorm, but normal windy 
conditions shouldn't stop them. After all, the display is a show of fitness.

But wind might well make it harder for you to hear and observe them.

-Geo 

On Apr 13, 2015, at 6:10 PM, Carol Keeler carolk...@adelphia.net wrote:

 Does weather effect the Woodcock's sky dance?  Do they stay down when it's 
 windy like today?  Or do hormones dictate their behavior and weather has no 
 effect.
 
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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks (airport area)

2015-03-28 Thread M K Mannella
Last evening around 8:00 I stopped at the intersection of Snyder and Mohawk 
behind the Ithaca airport. At least 4 woodcocks (from all directions) were 
peenting and I could hear at least two skydancing. Fun!

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[cayugabirds-l] woodcocks

2014-04-05 Thread Susan Fast
This morning, at 0600, while getting the morning paper, I heard a WOODCOCK 
peenting and chirping from the field close-by.  I could make out another one 
singing farther to the west.  They quit at 0615.  

Steve Fast
Brooktondale
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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks displaying in NE Ithaca

2014-04-01 Thread Scott Haber
Woodcocks have been displaying reliably for the last week or so, starting
around 7:45 every evening, along the road that parallels the Northwood
Apts. off Warren Rd.

There were at least 4-5 individual displaying concurrently this evening.
The major display areas seem to be the open field between the Northwood
Apts. and the Kensington Townhouses to the west, and the wet woods at the
end of the road where the Village of Lansing Greenway begins.

-Scott

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Re: Arctic Sea Ice - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-06 Thread david nicosia
The cool spring weather so far really hasn't been that cool relative to normal. 
In Ithaca
the average March temperature was only 1.9 degrees below the long term average.
Compared to last year, it was very cold since last March was 12.8 degrees above 
average!!!
How soon we forget that we live in a cold climate!!!  

The jet stream patterns are exactly as described below, much farther south, 
related to
the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) which is in its negative or cold phase 
this spring so far. 

See http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/nao.shtml

for information on the NAO   

Last year, the NAO was positive and hence the eastern U.S was warm! The NAO 
varies rapidly
from week to week but can be predominately in one phase for a prolong time 
period... i.e this
past March/early April. The NAO has been dropping recently in the long term 
mean and some 
have tied this to the loss of sea ice in the Arctic. My personal  professional 
opinion (not NOAA's!!) is 
that it is premature to be making this kind of cause and effect.  The NAO was 
predominately in a 
negative/cold phase in the 1960s and 1970s, returned to a positive/warm phase 
in the 1980s, 
peaking in the 1990s and has been falling ever since the 1990s peak. It is 
cyclical. 

see 
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/JFM_season_nao_index.shtml

I also remember in the 1990s climate scientists were blaming the positive/warm 
phase of the NAO on anthropogenic
global warming! Now they are blaming the cold phase on global warming? What 
about the 1960s and 1970s
when the NAO was in the cool/negative phase?? Sea ice was much higher. I think 
the jury is still out
on this one. 

What is interesting is that even with a negative NAO, it was only slightly 
below normal temperature-wise
in March. In the past, a strongly negative NAO usually yielded MUCH colder 
temperatures, like March 1960
which was 10 degrees below normal with a negative NAO. That might be related to 
a global warming
signal...negative NAO patterns don't yield the kind of cold they used to. 

As far as woodcocks go, maybe they don't display as much when it is colder and 
windy so they are
not detected as much? Plus, are they as many people out on cold nights? These 
are just things to consider
also... 

Dave Nicosia    

From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu 
Sent: Friday, April 5, 2013 9:49 AM
Subject: Arctic Sea Ice - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks
 

Bob, 

I suspect the cool weather has a lot to do with it. I believe that we are 
having a significantly cooler-than-normal spring, due to the Jet Stream being 
slightly farther south or much broader than usual. This, as I understand it, is 
directly correlated to the reduction in sea ice in the arctic which in turn 
creates a weakened pressure differential north of the Jet Stream, allowing the 
cold arctic air to spill much farther south than normal.

The following quote of text is from: 
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2012/06/arctic-ice-melt-sets-stage-cold-weather:

A diminished latitudinal pressure gradient is linked to a weakening of the 
winds associated with the polar vortex and jet stream. Since the polar vortex 
normally retains the cold Arctic air masses up above the Arctic Circle, its 
weakening allows the cold air to invade lower latitudes.

More links:

http://climatecrocks.com/2012/06/08/more-evidence-arctic-warming-effect-on-jet-stream-more-extremes/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/25/frozen-spring-arctic-sea-ice-loss

I'm sure there are persons much more familiar with these weather changes, who 
can pipe up on this conversation... :-)

Sincerely,
Chris T-H



On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:11 AM, bob mcguire wrote:

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder 
Hill). And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring 
fields. I went out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. 
It was relatively mild and I did hear
 an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable that they would have taken a 
step back south. Are this year's numbers down? Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-06 Thread Geo Kloppel
Woodcock do not breed on my steep hillside overlooking West Danby, but I 
usually see a few displays in my fields from stopover migrants pumped up on 
hormones. This suggests that the first individuals to arrive and display in 
favorable locations might not necessarily be the ones that will be found 
breeding there a few weeks later...

-Geo
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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread bob mcguire

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd  
(Snyder Hill). And in years past we have had up to seven in our and  
neighboring fields. I went out last night around 8 pm to survey and  
could not find a one. It was relatively mild and I did hear an  
occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable that they would have  
taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? Does anyone  
have any idea?


Bob McGuire



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread Nancy W. Dickinson
I saw and heard 3 woodcocks last evening.  But the first chorus of peepers was 
even more exciting!

On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:11 AM, bob mcguire wrote:

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder Hill). 
And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring fields. I went 
out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. It was 
relatively mild and I did hear an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable 
that they would have taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? 
Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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Arctic Sea Ice - Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Bob,

I suspect the cool weather has a lot to do with it. I believe that we are 
having a significantly cooler-than-normal spring, due to the Jet Stream being 
slightly farther south or much broader than usual. This, as I understand it, is 
directly correlated to the reduction in sea ice in the arctic which in turn 
creates a weakened pressure differential north of the Jet Stream, allowing the 
cold arctic air to spill much farther south than normal.

The following quote of text is from: 
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2012/06/arctic-ice-melt-sets-stage-cold-weather:

A diminished latitudinal pressure gradient is linked to a weakening of the 
winds associated with the polar vortex and jet stream. Since the polar vortex 
normally retains the cold Arctic air masses up above the Arctic Circle, its 
weakening allows the cold air to invade lower latitudes.

More links:

http://climatecrocks.com/2012/06/08/more-evidence-arctic-warming-effect-on-jet-stream-more-extremes/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/25/frozen-spring-arctic-sea-ice-loss

I'm sure there are persons much more familiar with these weather changes, who 
can pipe up on this conversation... :-)

Sincerely,
Chris T-H


On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:11 AM, bob mcguire wrote:

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder Hill). 
And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring fields. I went 
out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. It was 
relatively mild and I did hear an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable 
that they would have taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? 
Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks????

2013-04-05 Thread Dimitri William Ponirakis
Hi Bob

I'm pretty sure I saw a Woodcock out the back of my house on Cosmos Hill west 
of Homer at about 6pm last night (Thursday 4th).  I was walking in an area 
between a field and scrub, and it just shot up in from of me.

Dimitri Ponirakis

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

Has anyone been hearing/seeing woodcocks in the past few days?

Back at the beginning of March we had several here on Whitted Rd (Snyder Hill). 
And in years past we have had up to seven in our and neighboring fields. I went 
out last night around 8 pm to survey and could not find a one. It was 
relatively mild and I did hear an occasional peeper. It doesn't seem reasonable 
that they would have taken a step back south. Are this year's numbers down? 
Does anyone have any idea?

Bob McGuire



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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks???? and Owls

2013-04-05 Thread bilbaker
Ann Mitchell and I went out looking for owls yesterday evening,  stating
early enough to heard Woodcocks as well.  We found what I will confidently
say were at least 5 individual Woodcock behind the airport near where
Snyder  and Mohawk meet. We were in the vicinity till well after 9 but
could not raise a hoot in terms of owls (tried for Saw-whet, Screech and
Barred in that order in various spots along Mohawk and Neimi Rds.)
Afterwards we stopped on Sapsucker Woods Rd at the trail crossing, only
trying for Barred, with  the same result...

I have not heard any Woodcock at home,  but have only been listening in a
cursory manner as our upper fields, where we regularly have them,  are
still snow covered...

Bill
Baker

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks, Winter Wren on South Hill Trail

2013-03-13 Thread Stuart Krasnoff
I heard three Woodcocks on the South Hill trail above Juniper this morning 
around 0645-0710h  dst.  Two were spaced about 150 yards apart in the thick 
brush below the trail opposite the backyards of the houses on Northview.  I 
heard one definite display flight.  I heard the third bird peeting from a field 
off the trail to the east about a half-mile uptrail from Juniper.  On my return 
trip I heard a Winter Wren singing near the Northview backyards. 

Stuart

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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks Are Flying

2012-03-01 Thread bob mcguire

We have one Woodcock peenting  sky-dancing outside right now.

I'll check other nearby spots after dinner.

Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2012-02-27 Thread bob mcguire
Two American Woodcocks just flew low over our heads from one field to  
another here at home. No peenting, just some wing noise.


Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] woodcocks

2011-06-23 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
Horseback riding in Aurelius on trails through wet fields/woods, the farm owner 
and I scared up a family of woodcocks:  four flew, one went into the grasses by 
the trail.  An exciting first for both of us.
Linda

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[mailto:bounce-37737035-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 7:25 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

Well, if the deaths continue without explanation, there's always DEC's Wildlife 
Pathology Unit:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6957.html#port

-Geo

On Jun 23, 2011, at 6:58 PM, bob mcguire wrote:

 Nope. No windows within 200 ft. And the dead birds were all UNDER the 
 trees.

 Bob
 On Jun 23, 2011, at 6:35 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote:

 Perhaps the fruiting mulberry trees are only luring birds into the 
 vicinity of something else that's deadly. Windows?

 -Geo

 On Jun 23, 2011, at 5:21 PM, bob mcguire wrote:

 Yes Joe, we've heard that. But death??
 On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote:

 The unripe fruits and the milky sap of several mulberry species are 
 mildly toxic, and can cause hallucinations and stomach upset.

 http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Morusal.htm

 -Geo


 On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:01 PM, bob mcguire wrote:

 I just had lunch with a friend who has two mulberry trees on his 
 property. This year, shortly after the fruits began to appear 
 (whitish-green when unripe, going to reddish-black when ripe), he 
 began to find dead birds under the trees: 5 Starlings, 2 male 
 Baltimore Orioles, 1 Gray Catbird so far.
 There is a strong correlation (timewise) between fruiting and the 
 deaths. Is anyone familiar with this phenomenon?

 Bob McGuire


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[cayugabirds-l] woodcocks

2010-03-15 Thread Susan Fast
I heard 1 WOODCOCK peenting atop Bald Hill south of Brooktondale this
evening.  Also heard 1 peenting in the big, recently mowed field along
Boiceville Rd., along with several sounds that Stokes describes as kakak
calls, which indicate aggressive interactions between individuals-so at
least 3 WOODCOCK along Boiceville.  Check them out, Annette.

 

Steve Fast

Brooktondale


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