[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2019-10-24 Thread bob mcguire
I will be leading a trip “up the lake” this coming Sunday. Meet at Stewart park 
(east side) at 7:30am. I am well aware that the forecast calls for rain and 
strong southerly winds. Based on Kevin’s infamous adage, “bad weather = good 
birding” I AM going to go - and welcome all additional hardy souls. We can 
always cut it short if conditions warrant.

Shorebird migration is still in progress and rain + south winds increases the 
chance that birds will be knocked down and hanging out on the spit at Myers 
(and elsewhere). Also, the ducks have begin to appear in numbers at the Refuge. 
The cranes, of course, are still there (70 +/-).

Email with questions.

Bob McGuire
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2017-09-09 Thread John Confer
Have a great trip.


John


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I will lead a trip up the lake on Sunday. Meet at 7:30 in the parking area, 
east side of Stewart Park to car pool. This will be an all-day trip, getting 
back to Ithaca late in the afternoon.

I expect to visit several of the lakeside spots (east side) to check for newly 
arrived shorebirds and ducks, then explore the Montezuma refuge and some of the 
DEC hotspots to the north of there.

Bring snacks and lunch (if you wish). I do plan a stop to buy lunch either at 
the gas station on rts 5 & 20 or in Savannah.

Bob McGuire
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[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2017-09-08 Thread bob mcguire
I will lead a trip up the lake on Sunday. Meet at 7:30 in the parking area, 
east side of Stewart Park to car pool. This will be an all-day trip, getting 
back to Ithaca late in the afternoon.

I expect to visit several of the lakeside spots (east side) to check for newly 
arrived shorebirds and ducks, then explore the Montezuma refuge and some of the 
DEC hotspots to the north of there.

Bring snacks and lunch (if you wish). I do plan a stop to buy lunch either at 
the gas station on rts 5 & 20 or in Savannah.

Bob McGuire
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2014-02-08 Thread Susan Fast
I think the following is apropos:  From a column by Rick Marsi in the Ithaca 
Journal---
One stares at manure with mixed feelings.
On the positive side, a swath of freshly spread manure can turn a farmer's 
field into a songbird harvest table.
As for negatives, manure is manure, and driving through the countryside seeking 
it out for the sole purpose of staring at buntings walking through it makes a 
birder wonder, at times, if other avocations require such forays toward the 
peculiar.
'I watched cow pies all February', is not the response folks expect when they 
ask how you've passed the winter.  Being a birder demands you give that 
response sometimes.  You must stay strong in your convictions.
But who cares what people think.
Have you followed a manure spreader yet this winter?  Don't keep putting it 
off.


The above, from Rick, touches at the heart (or is it the butt?) of Bob's 
proposed fieldtrip.  I can personally attest to Bob's strong convictions.  He 
is also peculiar.

Note:  some years ago, I spent 2 years on a research project using cow manure 
to generate methane.  It was a hands-on job, if you get my drift.  But I found 
cowpoop to be wonderful stuff, with it's own distinct bouquet.  It can get 
under your skin.

S. Fast
Farmcountry.






On Friday, February 7, 2014 3:45 PM, bob mcguire bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com 
wrote:
  
I will lead another impromptu Cayuga Bird Club trip this coming Sunday. Meet at 
the Lab of O at 8 am. We will be back at around 2 pm. I plan to look for all 
the good winter birds. Beginning with gulls  grebes on the lake, a snowy owl 
(if anyone has not yet seen one), larks/longspurs/buntings in the fields, and 
then some ducks. I AM open to suggestions. 

Bob McGuire

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[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2014-02-07 Thread bob mcguire
I will lead another impromptu Cayuga Bird Club trip this coming Sunday. Meet at 
the Lab of O at 8 am. We will be back at around 2 pm. I plan to look for all 
the good winter birds. Beginning with gulls  grebes on the lake, a snowy owl 
(if anyone has not yet seen one), larks/longspurs/buntings in the fields, and 
then some ducks. I AM open to suggestions. 

Bob McGuire

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[cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2013-11-29 Thread bob mcguire
I will lead an impromptu trip for the Cayuga Bird Club this coming Sunday, 
December 1st. Meet at the Lab of O at 8 am. We will start with Stewart Park and 
then work our way up the east side of the lake, going as far as Union Springs. 
We should be back in town by 2 pm. 

The weather looks good. Warmer, and light southerly wind. This trip IS open to 
the public. Come to see ducks, grebes, maybe a few late loons, and possible 
Snow Buntings.

Bob McGuire

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