RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes?

2020-12-03 Thread Deb Grantham
, Alyssa ; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes? Sorry Laura just now saw this. There have been sizable numbers of Cranes in the Visitors Center pool this year - more than are customarily there. This past Sunday there were 70+ birds there. Yesterday at the end of our survey (3p.m

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes?

2020-12-03 Thread Peter Saracino
..@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-125189219-79436...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Laura Stenzler > > Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58 AM > > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes? > > > > Can anyone tell me if the cranes are at the visi

Re:[cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes?

2020-12-03 Thread Laura Stenzler
Laura Stenzler > Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:58 AM > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes? > > Can anyone tell me if the cranes are at the visitor center pool this morning > (Montezuma NWR)? It’s almost 10 am. > > Laura > > Laura Stenzle

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes?

2020-12-03 Thread Laura Stenzler
Can anyone tell me if the cranes are at the visitor center pool this morning (Montezuma NWR)? It’s almost 10 am. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR hunting/fishing comment period

2020-03-30 Thread gagekm
FYI. Montezuma NWR is Seeking Public Input on Proposed Updates to Hunting & Fishing Plans. Draft plan documents are available online at the refuge's website homepage https://www.fws.gov/refuge/montezuma/. There you will find a link to the proposed changes and updates. The comment period is open

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Peregrine band report

2017-10-17 Thread Dave K
Received the band report on a (the) Peregrine seen on a river edge dead tree near the photo blind parking area. Female, banded 7-6-17, too young to fly, Ontario Canada. More specific than Ontario would've been nice but the bander is based near Niagara Falls.

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR least bittern show

2017-07-22 Thread Suan Yong
Arrived around 10am at Larue's lagoon to enjoy the least bittern show (second pool to the right), with first one then two birds hunting out in the open (albeit tending towards the far side of the pool) and at least two more calling from shuffling patches of cattails, every now and then one

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR highlights today

2017-07-05 Thread khmo
While doing odonate surveys today we had a lovely run of seldom seens. At Tschache we had 2 each of Virginia rail, Dora and Least Bittern. Counted a minimum of 20 Black Tern individuals including three newly fledged birds. Later at the Sandhill Crane unit we had an American Bittern fly across Van

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Wednesday

2017-05-04 Thread khmo
Started our day of investigating the nooks and cranies of the refuge by observing Dave Nicosia doing his best Jim Cantore imitation while simultaneously wind sheltering, hanging on to his tripod and counting peeps at the visitors center. That's peep dedication! We'll add a few items to his

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Visitor Center 9/6

2016-09-06 Thread Dave K
Yellowlegs yes.Turnstone no https://flic.kr/p/KZUEU7 [https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/28878657974_23d0b2227c_b.jpg][https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/28878657974_23d0b2227c_b.jpg] -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Sora! Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR AMBI LEBI SORA

2016-09-02 Thread M & K Mannella
SORA Still there at 6:30 pm. What a pretty little bird! Michele -- -- > On Aug 28, 2016, at 10:04 AM, Suan Yong wrote: > > Having not come up to Montezuma for way too long, I dragged myself out of bed > to

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Visitor center pond

2016-09-02 Thread Dave K
This morning the Visitor Center pond held the Ruddy Turnstone plus Pectoral SP, Least SP, Solitary SP, both Yellowlegs and a variety of ducks. If the pond has only been filled for a couple of days, this is a good start. https://flic.kr/p/LFGmz2

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR AMBI LEBI SORA

2016-08-28 Thread Suan Yong
Having not come up to Montezuma for way too long, I dragged myself out of bed to get here early. In the first marshy channel to the left along the drive, I soon found with the help of my infrared camera a sora foraging just in the shadows of the reeds, never really coming out in the open until

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Virginia Rails (Saturday)

2016-05-23 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
On Saturday morning I went to Montezuma where at the start of the wildlife drive (across from Larue's Lagoon) a Virginia Rail was calling. With the help of my thermal infrared camera I was eventually able to get some looks and photos. I also captured some interesting video sequences, at the link

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Palm Warbler

2016-04-02 Thread M Miller
Had a nice Eastern Palm Warbler along the Esker Brook/South Spring Trail today at Montezuma (south part of Ridge Trail). Also E. Phoebes, N Flickers, Hairy, Downy, GC Kinglets, Titmice (mouses?), WB Nuthatches, & 3 Sandhill Cranes flew over Saturday around noon. Mark Miller Will post pics

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Bobolink flock

2015-09-06 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, I watched the flock of Bobolinks on the Wildlife Drive at Montezuma NWR this morning for 2 hours, waiting for them to fly up in a flock dense enough to look impressive. They mostly flew in dribs and drabs, but I did get a few chances. There's a photo here:

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR shorebird sighitngs Please post.

2015-08-09 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I plan to head that way sometime in the afternoon. Please post what were your highlights for the shorebird trip today morning. Thanks in advance. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://www.haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ Ithaca area moths:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR shorebird sighitngs Please post.

2015-08-09 Thread Dave Nutter
Meena ( all), The most interesting shorebirds were far from either Towpath Road or East Road, but we had great looks from the dikes on the field trip. The no unauthorized entry signs have been replaced, so I recommend joining a field trip, even if you arrive an hour or two late. The next one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR shorebird sighitngs Please post.

2015-08-09 Thread David Nicosia
Meena, Just got this email. We had around 50 people! I will send a more comprehensive write-up later on this field trip. Shorebird-wise. 15 species. SOLITARY SANDPIPER ( seen by a couple people) SPOTTED SANDPIPER (one) GREATER YELLOWLEGS (few) LESSER YELLOWLEGS (most common shorebird-

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Friday

2015-08-01 Thread tigger64
Main highlights came from Knox-Marsellus Marsh in the form of a breeding-plumaged Ruddy Turnstone. There was a plover I thought was Am. Golden Plover but in retrospect didn't look at carefully so entered in eBird as Black-bellied/Am. Golden Plover. Most phalarope candidates eventually became

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Saturday evening

2015-07-26 Thread tigger64
Most of the shorebird diversity is way out on the Main Pool, continuing to follow the shrinking wet spot. Of course rain could change that. Birds flushed at one point and there was another group out of sight even farther back. One phalarope I thought was Wilson's was seen, maybe a female,

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Friday

2014-12-27 Thread tigger64
Lots of action at the Savannah mucklands and Knox-Marsellus Marsh. As on Tuesday, a good number of gulls continue to pull worms from the mud - about 50/50 Ring-bill/Herring. Lots of geese at both spots including White-fronted at K-M and a white goose I couldn't decide on at the mucks. David

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR American Bittern continuing rarities

2014-11-09 Thread Ken Rose Burdick
Rose and I drove the auto route before lunch and had good luck on the continuing birds. As reported today by others, the Avocet and Ibis were in Eaton. This time it was the young Ibis. The EARED GREBE was located in the main pool, not at the start of the drive, but at the beginning of the

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Wednesday highlights

2014-11-06 Thread tigger64
The main attraction right now is the large number of birds at the Main Pool and K-M/Puddler's Marsh. Bald Eagles were flushing the ducks from time to time and creating great clouds of waterfowl on the Wildlife Drive. I looked for the Eared Grebe but did not see it and only one ibis was

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR highlights

2014-10-27 Thread tigger64
Eared Grebe and Ibis continue, as do the Ross's Geese. I have some close photos of the ibis. I personally think the eye is on its way to being reddish and the bare skin on its way to being pinkish. https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/ David Wheeler N. Syracuse, NY --

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Wednesday

2014-10-23 Thread tigger64
Many thousands of ducks/geese in at the Main Pool - both dabblers and divers. At least one Eurasian Wigeon continues but I missed the Eared Grebe. Shorebirds included both yellowlegs, 2 Stilt Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, and 2 White-rumped Sandpiper. Over at Knox-Marsellus the Avocets continue.

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR: Eurasian Wigeon

2014-09-16 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Gerard Phillips has just found an eclipse male EURASIAN WIGEON at Montezuma NWR Main Pool. It is about 1/4 mile out, sitting on a muskrat mound, showing pretty well at 60x. Nothing of interest at Myers Point on his way up the Lake earlier today. Good birding! Sincerely, Chris T-H --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-06 Thread Melissa Groo
: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:47 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion Many interesting points have been mentioned and certainly are worthwhile exploring if they fall within the purview of MNWR. Certainly out of car areas could be established once the major construction

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-06 Thread whitings
...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John and Sue Gregoire [k...@empacc.net] Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:47 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion Many interesting points have been mentioned and certainly are worthwhile exploring if they fall within the purview of MNWR

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-06 Thread MW1971
We believe there are areas within any refuge that can be responsibly be explored. We do however, know there are sensitive areas that should not be disturbed. We have walked the levees at KM with a group with no apparent distress to the wildlife beyond anything an Eagle, Falcon or Harrier causes

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-06 Thread Asher Hockett
I can remember CARavaning as a Spring Field Ornithology field trip where we used cellphones, radios, and car horns (attention - there's a Ruddy Duck!) a few years (10 maybe) ago. No one got out where they were not supposed to and everyone got to see lots of birds - lifers, even. I know I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians

2014-08-06 Thread Norwalk, James
...@list.cornell.edumailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians All, This place can be a potential model for Montezuma. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nisqually/ It is much larger but it is only for pedestrians and birds are close to the boardwalk and also far away. Wouldn’t those

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR and pedestrians

2014-08-05 Thread Barbara B. Eden
All, This place can be a potential model for Montezuma. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/nisqually/ It is much larger but it is only for pedestrians and birds are close to the boardwalk and also far away. Wouldn't those birds who are more skittish stay farther away from the pedestrians? ~Barbara

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Many interesting points have been mentioned and certainly are worthwhile exploring if they fall within the purview of MNWR. Certainly out of car areas could be established once the major construction is complete. The north area would be ideal and still allow the first portion of the drive

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
If the following is true why there is hunting allowed on the refuge? Is it better than foot traffic just disturbing them to some extent? It seems refuge managers are interfering with the nature in variety of ways by changing the habitats constantly. For example Benning Marsh was one of the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Marie P. Read
[m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 8:40 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion If the following is true why there is hunting allowed on the refuge? Is it better than foot traffic just disturbing them to some extent? It seems refuge managers

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Because what happened after that! -Original Message- From: Marie P. Read Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:44 AM To: Meena Madhav Haribal; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion they were not interfering with any of the management plans. How do you know

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Marie P. Read
: bounce-117689184-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-117689184-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John and Sue Gregoire [k...@empacc.net] Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:47 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion Many interesting points have been mentioned and certainly

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion

2014-08-05 Thread Lisa Welch
, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Because what happened after that! -Original Message- From: Marie P. Read Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:44 AM To: Meena Madhav Haribal; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR discsussion they were not interfering with any

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-04 Thread Lisa Welch
From: Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 5:59 PM To: John VanNiel Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :( Hi John and all, My question to you

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2014-08-03 Thread Elizabeth B. King
I'm interested in the current debate about MNWR. Here's another opinion: I have always assumed that the MNWR existed not only to provide a safe refuge for birds but also to provide a place for all people (not just photographers and experts) to actually observe and study the birds and, one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2014-08-03 Thread Kimberly Sucy
I'm gonna come out in favor of keeping the drive pedestrian-free. I know other places that do have pedestrians (Forsythe's lovely auto loop comes to mind) are quite successful and enjoyed by many, but in Montezuma's case, what would be the gain? The pedestrians I've seen on our drive push

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread John VanNiel
Many Caspian Terns along the Wildlife Drive at Montezuma this afternoon. I very much enjoyed trying to photograph them in flight. (Now the rant..) What I did NOT enjoy were all the people out of their vehicles. Every single person in the five cars ahead of me were out of the vehicles. A young

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi John and all, My question to you is were the birds disturbed by so many people being out. I have been to MNWR for more than 20 years. When I started birding MNWR there was no restriction of being in the car. We could walk around on the drive. I have been to many NWR refuges, nowhere there was

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread John VanNiel
From: Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 5:59 PM To: John VanNiel Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :( Hi John and all, My question to you is were the birds disturbed by so many people

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread MW1971
Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College From: Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 5:59 PM To: John VanNiel Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread Asher Hockett
And maybe close it to vehicles!! It's a long walk, though. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread Bard Prentiss
College From: Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 5:59 PM To: John VanNiel Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :( Hi John and all, My question to you

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday

2014-07-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Yesterday I was thinking of going on the morning group walk to MNWR, but I came back from Moth Week Party at Treman SP only around 1.00 Am and after that too spent another hour at my moth sheet, which was fun where we saw over hundred species of moths. So when I got up at 6.00 am, I decided to

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday

2014-07-28 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
-117669890-3493...@list.cornell.edu bounce-117669890-3493...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 11:32 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday Yesterday I was thinking of going on the morning group walk to MNWR, but I came

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Friday- children's specialty day

2014-07-19 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
The natal plumage of the young Gallinules still showed their red heads and wings. I found this video that shows both, but it's not very clear. If anyone has some photos of them at this stage, I'd love to see them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaU-zGnr4KU Sue -- John and Sue Gregoire Field

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Friday- children's specialty day

2014-07-19 Thread Sue Barth
- From: bounce-117433978-60225...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-117433978-60225...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of John and Sue Gregoire Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:14 AM To: John and Sue Gregoire Cc: cayugabirds-l; KHAMOLISTSERV Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Friday- children's specialty

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR, Th 7/10

2014-07-10 Thread Mark Chao
On Thursday, Miyoko and our kids and I headed up to Montezuma for a rare Chu/Chao family birding outing. Within seconds after we stopped the car, Tilden found a female LEAST BITTERN in Larue's Lagoon in the strip of tall grass that runs across the mud. Another Least Bittern passed into the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Grebe vs Bullhead

2014-05-07 Thread Ellen Haith
Off Elm Beach this morning, west side of Cayuga Lake, a pod of Buffleheads - two males and six females - fishing in a leisurely manner as they drift south. Another pair hanging around in front of the cottage. Our 'flock' of Rough-Winged Swallows seems marginally larger this year, despite the

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Grebe vs Bullhead

2014-05-06 Thread Dave K
Today at MNWR auto loop https://flic.kr/p/nvXS6w -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Grebe vs Bullhead

2014-05-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Good catch, Dave! Wonder the little guy didn't sink! Fritzie On 5/6/2014 5:36 PM, Dave K wrote: Today at MNWR auto loop https://flic.kr/p/nvXS6w -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR highlights Friday

2013-12-07 Thread tigger64
Birding with Jim Tarolli, first stop was the Rte 31 mucklands where many (~1500) gulls were present, about 50-50 Herring and Ring-billed. We found a 2nd-cycle Iceland and adult Lesser BB Gull. Not a lot of geese at that moment, ie, few Canadas and no Snows. Little species diversity in the

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR, Fri 8/9

2013-08-09 Thread Mark Chao
On our way to Buffalo on Friday, Tilden and I stopped at Knox-Marsellus Marsh at around noon. We watched mostly from Towpath Road. Through the first gap, we saw a large juvenile PEREGRINE FALCON perching in a tree across the marsh. We also saw a lot of BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS flying around,

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday evening - Marbled Godwit (6.30PM) and Wilson's Phalarope

2013-08-04 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Yesterday, I made a trip specifically for shorebirds to MNWR. I was interested in seeing the Marbled Godwit, which would make my basin list to 308th species! In the morning I spent time at Salt point with Candace and Robin for the future trail preparation as we had already planned.

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday evening - Marbled Godwit (6.30PM) and Wilson's Phalarope

2013-08-04 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Madhav Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2013 9:05 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR yesterday evening - Marbled Godwit (6.30PM) and Wilson's Phalarope Hi all, Yesterday, I made a trip specifically for shorebirds to MNWR. I

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR stop, Fri 7/26 (and reminder about Rte 90 50-garage sale)

2013-07-27 Thread Mark Chao
Tilden and I made a quick stop at MNWR yesterday on the way to the NYS Thruway. At Tschache Pool, looking more carefully than we did the other day, we found several BLACK TERNS (life bird for T) with many CASPIAN TERNS far out at the back end of the pool. The Black Terns were flying mostly

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Wed 732013

2013-07-06 Thread William Roberts
Tom Riley of Oneida Birds and I birded Montezuma on Wednesday morning for about 4 hours. One of the highlights was a young and healthy looking red fox which crossed the paved road that leads to the Visitor's Center. The fox seemed mildly concerned with us as it meandered on the road before

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Glossy Ibis, May 19

2013-05-22 Thread Jay McGowan
For those still searching for the wandering ibis at Montezuma, this report just came through on eBird: Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (1) - Reported May 19, 2013 13:50 by Jonathan Kresge - Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve, Seneca, New York - Map:

Fw: Fw: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2012-10-31 Thread chuck gibson
- Original Message - From: andrea_vanbeusic...@fws.gov To: linda_zie...@fws.gov Cc: bill_stew...@fws.gov ; chuckgib...@verizon.net Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:59 AM Subject: Re: Fw: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR c Thank you, Chuck, for letting people know why we closed the Wildlife

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2012-10-30 Thread cobra
as of 1pm the wildlife drive was closed. Wade and Melissa -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2012-10-30 Thread MW
of Sandy but, that is only a guess. Wade and Melissa From: Janet Akin [mailto:ja...@rochester.rr.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:53 PM To: cobra Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Why? Mud was hoping to head over there tomorrow. It was muddy last week along the T-way. Thanks, Janet

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2012-10-30 Thread chuck gibson
@cornell.edu Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:40 PM Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Several people have emailed and asked us why the wildlife drive was closed. We do not know, we went there at 1pm and the visitors center was closed and the gate was closed on the wildlife drive. We just

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Tonight - 7:30 pm until dark

2012-09-08 Thread William Roberts
While parked along the auto drive adjacent to LaRue's Lagoon I had the good fortune of observing a pair of American Golden - Plovers for the better part of an hour. Both birds seemed unwary but curious as they skittered about within a few yards of my vehicle; they foraged for food the entire

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Thursday

2012-09-07 Thread tigger64
I didn't come up with much on the Wildlife Drive other than Merlin and Peregrine. There were a decent number of Semi-p Sandpiper at Benning, renewing hope for a Western. At dusk, Knox-Marsellus had 82 Great Egrets, one with an orange wing tag, and 325 Great Blue Herons amidst the other birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Thursday

2012-09-07 Thread Asher Hockett
It has only been a few years and now we seem to be taking Peregrines for granted. Not criticizing, but you know what I mean. Any day with a Peregrine is a gift! On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM, tigge...@aol.com wrote: I didn't come up with much on the Wildlife Drive other than Merlin and

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR and Savannah

2012-08-30 Thread Joe DeVito
 Had a great day birding the MNWR region on Tuesday 8/29/12. Weather was great. Met some nice people along  Larry Hall and Eddie way and ran into Gerry Smith and Diane at K-M marsh.Birds have an ability to introduce us to some really good people. Highlight of the day was a Merlin fly by with

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Monday shorebirds

2012-07-03 Thread tigger64
Good numbers of shorebirds in at Puddler's Marsh, mostly Lesser Yellowlegs. Highlight was STILT SANDPIPER, a few GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and two SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. Good numbers of Killdeer and Spotted Sandpiper. Dickcissel singing various versions of the song over at Seneca Meadows. David

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR, Jun 5, 2012

2012-06-06 Thread Joe DeVito
Had a great day from mud lock all the way to Marin's track. Took my 5 year old nephew for an 8 hour birding tour, he enjoyed about 6 houors of it LOL!!  Also was great to see some old friends Jackie, Larue, and Chuck. Here is the E bird list... side note: saw a pied pilled grebe catch a fish,

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR 6/2 Hudsonian Godwit Wilson's Phalarope

2012-06-02 Thread Ken Rose Burdick
Hi, I stopped at the visitor's center, auto loop, May's Point, and Tschache Pool this morning. Still had a good variety of shorebirds and an impressive variety of ducks including 1 Northern Shoveler, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Ring-neck Ducks, 4 Redhead, Gadwall and 7 Ruddy Ducks at

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR

2012-03-13 Thread Janet Akin
Wildlife Drive was open at 5pm when I arrived there. Open just to the Carp spot where it is blocked. The drive is all new gravel. There were a few Coot, many Canvasbacks and not much else. On my way out I saw two Greater Yellowlegs at the Visitors Center that was about 6:15, also the two Blue

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR shorebirds - Monday

2011-11-08 Thread tigger64
Six species found (no Killdeer) on Monday afternoon: ~20 Dunlin 1 Pectoral Sandpiper at Visitor's Center 1 Brant continues at LaRue's on the Wildlife Dr no shorebirds seen at Benning Marsh 4 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Greater Yellowlegs at Mays Point 4 Black-bellied Plover, 2

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Sandhills and shrike

2011-11-06 Thread Ken Rose Burdick
Hi, We visited Montezuma today, and stopped at Towpath Rd, May's Point and the Visitors' center, where we saw many of the same birds reported earlier today by Dave Nutter. We also picked up a KILLDEER at Knox Marcellus and two GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Mays Point. We are grateful to Ann

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR late Sat

2011-09-24 Thread Mark Miller
Just a quick note on MWR late Saturday. Not much of interest accept two mature Bald Eagles (calling to each other) in a tree across from cell post #6 (before the spillway) and 4 Sandhill Cranes at Mays Point to the right of the platform (closer than usual). It was too dark to try Puddler's

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Monday - Mays Point

2011-08-30 Thread tigger64
Matters much as described by Jay McGowan (on Sunday) at Mays Point (on Monday). Excellent mudflats are emerging but most of the birds are in vegetation and obscured much of the time. Two MERLINS chased shorebirds (and each other) during the time I was there. Many peeps flying around -

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Wednesday evening

2011-08-25 Thread tigger64
Water levels high, things much as they have been. Highlight was a Red-necked Phalarope picked out by Tony Shrimpton at Puddler's Marsh, and an excellent roost flight of blackbirds as seen from Mays Point. 58-60 Great Egrets at Mays between 7 and 8pm, about half of them in roost position.

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Thursday evening

2011-08-19 Thread tigger64
I'm a bit behind on my eBird entries. Highlight was the first conspicuous evidence of fall passerine migration, with many Bobolinks and a few Kingbirds along the Wildlife Dr. An immature Peregrine Falcon was perched near the Seneca Spillway - presumably the same bird first seen by Joe

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Thursday evening

2011-08-19 Thread Jay McGowan
I just got a look at Larue and Jackie's survey from this morning. They report fairly low numbers of shorebirds at Puddlers (and almost none at Knox-Marcellus), but they did see 28 dowitchers here, more than have been lately. The highlight at Mays Point was a reported 8 DUNLIN, as well as over a

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR hightlights - Sunday evening

2011-08-08 Thread tigger64
Puddler and Knox-Marsellus were much revitalized by the rain. There was a short period of excellent visibility, followed by diffuse sun, followed by fog. Visitor Center: water level good; 6 dowitchers - took photos but didn't look all that carefully at them in the field; 2 Great Egret

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Sunday night

2011-08-02 Thread tigger64
Apologies for the lateness of my report. Now 8 dowitchers at Puddler's Marsh, several with very long bills possibly outside the overlap zone but distance and poor lighting make it difficult to be sure of species. 125 Purple Martins near the spillway on the Wildlife Dr, while at the Visitor

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Friday night

2011-07-30 Thread tigger64
Seemed better than earlier in the week. Both the Visitor's Center pool and Wildlife Drive spot have good water levels and are attracting shorebirds. The Main Pool is getting herons in the open area and may get shorebirds at some point. Benning Marsh is also looking good. Highlight was a

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR quick note

2011-07-29 Thread tigger64
I'll send a complete list on Sat. morning, but I thought there was a possible Western Sandpiper at the Visitor Center pool. It was relatively close and feeding near a Stilt Sandpiper. Dave W -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Mon.- Wilsons' Phalarope, no Red-necked

2011-07-25 Thread tigger64
I could find one Wilson's Phalarope and no Red-necked. Otherwise, things are much the same as on Saturday. Dave Wheeler -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Saturday highlights - no Ibis

2011-07-24 Thread tigger64
I couldn't find the Ibis but it could still be there somewhere. I checked Puddler, Knox-Marsellus, Mays Point (twice), Visitor's Center, and Wildlife Drive. All were thorough checks except the Wildlife Dr shorebird spot where I regret not getting the scope out and scanning the edges more

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Shorebird highlights - Tuesday night

2011-07-20 Thread Carl Steckler
OK, it took us a while to finally figure out where Towpath Road was, but where is Puddlers marsh? It isn't on the google map of bird spots. can someone please give us directions? Thanks Carl Meg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Shorebird highlights - Tuesday night

2011-07-20 Thread Christopher Wood
Puddlers Marsh is yet another name for Towpath Rd. It refers specifically to the impoundment to the east of the dike marked with the sign that says Absolutely no ATVs. The impoundment on the west side is the Knox-Marcellus Marsh. Many people do not differentiate these two since birds fly between

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - Wednesday night

2011-07-15 Thread tigger64
Apologies for the lateness of this report. Wednesday night highlights at Puddler's marsh: ~1000 Lesser Yellowlegs a few Greater Yellowlegs ~500 Least Sandpiper 2 Stilt Sandpiper 2 Baird's Sandpiper 1 Wilson's Phalarope 2 Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Solitary Sandpiper many Killdeer and Spotted

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR shorebirds Thursday - another big influx

2011-07-08 Thread tigger64
Not enough time to search the birds thoroughly, so probably missed some (counts low). Thought I saw a Stilt Sandpiper at one point but lost it in among the 900+ yellowlegs, couldn't find any Wilson's Phalarope. Didn't look carefully at the peeps but thought most were Least. Too dark by the

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Sunday - S-b Dow, Greater 162 Lesser Yellowlegs

2011-07-03 Thread tigger64
Sunday highlights from Knox-Marsellus marsh included one Short-billed Dowitcher, one Greater Yellowlegs, 162 Lesser, and a few (7-12) distant peeps of uncertain identity. Puddlers marsh had a Common Tern. Mays Point had a Black-crowned Night Heron and two swans on a mound. I thought they

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR - White-rumps

2011-06-23 Thread tigger64
In spite of the curious date and seemingly large number, everything in the field pointed to White-rumped Sandpipers and others e-mailed to say they also saw good numbers of White-rumps last weekend at Knox-Marsellus. A quick check of Bull '98 shows an inland maxima of 97 at MNWR on 30 May

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR Shorebirds - Knox-Marsellus Marsh

2011-06-22 Thread tigger64
Lots of ducks and a few shorebirds. Highlight at Mays Pt was a Great Egret. Knox-Marsellus habitat looks like we'll get another good shorebird year. Montezuma NWR--Knox-Marcellus Marsh, Seneca, US-NY Jun 22, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Protocol: Stationary Comments: From the East Rd

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR highlights - Friday

2011-05-28 Thread tigger64
I missed the Whimbrel again and found little at the Visitor Center or Wildlife Drive spot. Over at Tschache Pool the highlight was a GREATER YELLOWLEGS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, many DUNLIN, many peeps, and a good number of SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER. This was between ~3:30 - 6:00pm David Wheeler.

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR regulations

2011-05-27 Thread Jane Graves
Andrea Van Beusichem, Visitor Services Manager at Montezuma, has asked me to post the following message: Important reminder to refuge visitors... To protect wildlife and their habitat and to provide the best opportunities in wildlife observation and photography, it is important not to disturb,

[cayugabirds-l] MNWR shorebird photos, 5/27/11

2011-05-27 Thread Dave Spier
So far, I posted one Whimbrel photo and the other shorebirds on http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_spier/ The Whimbrel photo also posted on http://montezumabirding.webs.com/news.htm but I ran into a problem adding the associated shorebirds; they did go into the Shorebirds photo album at the end

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Marbled Godwit - request for updates

2011-05-22 Thread bob mcguire
Our group ran into Greg in Savannah yesterday evening around 7 PM when he informed us of having recently had the godwit fly over at the Visitor's Center. We drove there straight away, checked the Visitor's Center pond and the new shorebird ares along the wildlife drive - to no avail.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Marbled Godwit - request for updates

2011-05-22 Thread Ann Mitchell
Gary Kohlenberg and I were are the new shorebird spot at Montezuma around 1:00-2:00 P.M. (maybe earlier) and did not see the Marbled Godwit. We did see one on 4/23/11. Best, Ann Mitchell On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM, tigge...@aol.com wrote: Greg Lawrence reported a MARBLED GODWIT at MNWR

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