[cayugabirds-l] Question about Hummingbird Migration

2020-10-17 Thread Barbara B. Eden
We are surprised to still see hummingbirds in our yard in Cayuga Heights. This seems late for them to still be here. Any thoughts from those of you who know more than me Thanks! Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2020-04-19 Thread Carol Keeler
I was at Montezuma this morning. At the end near rt. 89 and above the Thruway I spotted a raptor soaring low. When I got my bins on it I could tell it was an eagle. As it banked in good light, it’s underside seemed golden rather than the brown of a Bald Eagle. Any idea what I saw? I had a

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2019-02-01 Thread khmo
Sorry Carol, that response was to another's question which somehow became crossed by our email. I agree with Mark's response. John --- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818 42.443508000, -76.758202000 "Create and

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2019-02-01 Thread khmo
I mis-spoke as this is an advanced Second year bird showing adult plumes but a youngster's eye. My guess he was born in 2017. Now that he is a third year the eye should go red come spring. John --- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd

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2019-02-01 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Hi Carol, A guess would be that the fruits/seeds of the plant are "persistent", meaning they last a long time on the plant, and while Alaskan Cedar may not be a familiar for the local birds, they are into them now for whatever reason. Perhaps they're exploring novel food sources at this point in

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2019-02-01 Thread Carol Keeler
I’m wondering why my birds have suddenly found an Alaskan Cedar so interesting. I noticed several birds, Cardinals, Tree Sparrows, Chickadees all sitting at the tips of a birch tree which is close to the Cedar. They’d fly over to the Cedar and go in. More and more of my regular birds came

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road

2018-07-26 Thread Carol Keeler
Very good question. I bet lots of people would like to know. Van Dyne Spoor was improved this year, but those rains may change that. Sent from my iPad > On Jul 25, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Stephen Taylor > wrote: > > >> >> I haven’t been down Towpath Road since mid-May. At the time it seemed to

[cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road

2018-07-25 Thread Stephen Taylor
> > I haven’t been down Towpath Road since mid-May. At the time it seemed to have > been slightly graded and improved. Does anyone have current information > (especially since the rains of this week) about the condition of the road and > accessibility by car, SUV, or 4x4? > > Thank you. >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-20 Thread Asher Hockett
The ranger station at FLNF Hector is sold out of Senior passes and will not be getting any more before the price increase. On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Peter wrote: > One last time for those who tend to come this way to bird the Refuge. > Passes can be purchased

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2017-07-15 Thread Claire Damaske
Sorry, no they don't sell them at the Women's HIstoric Park. Hector or online are the way to go. On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 12:16 PM Peter wrote: > One last time for those who tend to come this way to bird the Refuge. > Passes can be purchased at the Woman's Historic

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2017-07-15 Thread Peter
One last time for those who tend to come this way to bird the Refuge. Passes can be purchased at the Woman's Historic Park in Seneca Falls. Sar On 7/15/2017 11:54 AM, Peter wrote: > > Thanks folks. > > > On 7/13/2017 1:39 PM, Asher Hockett wrote: >> You can purchase passes at: >> * >> * >>

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2017-07-15 Thread Peter
Thanks folks. On 7/13/2017 1:39 PM, Asher Hockett wrote: > You can purchase passes at: > * > * > *Hector Ranger Station* > 5218 State Route 414 > Hector, NY 14841 > > On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Mike Pitzrick > wrote: > > It looks

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2017-07-13 Thread Asher Hockett
You can purchase passes at: *Hector Ranger Station* 5218 State Route 414 Hector, NY 14841 On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Mike Pitzrick wrote: > It looks like it would be a good idea to purchase a Senior Pass prior to > August 28, 2017. > > Changes to Senior Pass >

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2017-07-13 Thread Mike Pitzrick
It looks like it would be a good idea to purchase a Senior Pass prior to August 28, 2017. Changes to Senior Pass -Mike On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Judith Thurber

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2017-07-13 Thread Judith Thurber
I purchased mine at Wonderful Steamtiwn in Scranton but Ft Stanwix in Rome NY probably also sells them. A bargain for sure. Judy Thurber, Liverpool Sent from my iPhone > On Jul 13, 2017, at 10:51 AM, Peter wrote: > > Might anyone know where one could purchase a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Nancy Cusumano
It took several months for my husband to get his and he applied on line. There is a "last minute rush" on them with the price increase looming. Cayuga Dog Rescue has saved more than 555! dogs since 2005! Learn more at cayugadogrescue.org On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Claire Damaske

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2017-07-13 Thread Claire Damaske
The Women's Historic Park in Seneca Falls. Claire Damaske On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 10:59 AM Chris R. Pelkie wrote: > Finger Lakes NF - Hector Station 607-546-4470 Hector NY > https://www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl/contact/offices.htm YES YES > > The YESes are for Senior Pass

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2017-07-13 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
Finger Lakes NF - Hector Station 607-546-4470 Hector NY https://www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl/contact/offices.htm YES YES The YESes are for Senior Pass and Access Military 4th Grade Taken from: https://store.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/PassIssuanceList.pdf I have not tried this source myself. ChrisP

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Peter
Might anyone know where one could purchase a Senior park pass to our National Parks? I got mine at the Refuge but am told they are no longer selling them. Much obliged. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser

2017-05-16 Thread Marie P. Read
25 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser Yesterday at Monkey Run I saw a merganser with babies on her back. She sure looked like a red-throated, but aren't they migrants? Perhaps she was too low in the water to see the white, but she also had quite a crest. Unfortunat

[cayugabirds-l] Question on merganser

2017-05-16 Thread Sheila Ann Dean
Yesterday at Monkey Run I saw a merganser with babies on her back. She sure looked like a red-throated, but aren't they migrants? Perhaps she was too low in the water to see the white, but she also had quite a crest. Unfortunately I startled her, and she seemed to not be able to swim away fast

[cayugabirds-l] question on strange Mallard nest

2017-05-12 Thread Mona Bearor
I am watching a Peregrine Falcon nest in a local quarry. On an adjacent ledge on the quarry wall is a Mallard hen on a nest. She has been incubating at least since 4/28. I don't see a safe path to the water for the chicks if they hatch and find this an unusual nest location. I can't find any

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2016-08-17 Thread Peter
Friends: Cape May is having a 2 day "field trip" to look for shorebirds on the 24th and 25th of August. It's led by one of the folks who wrote the shorebird book. Cost for the workshop (not including travel, room and board) is about $190. Anyone interested in car pooling? Pete Saracino Here

[cayugabirds-l] question on Sandbank Rd fields

2015-04-01 Thread Melissa Groo
Got a question for others from the manager of some of the land at the corner of King Rd and Sandbank Rd I had written him last year to ask about his mowing plans, wanted to make sure he knew it was important nesting habitat for bobolinks among others, and he was aware and sensitive to that. He has

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question on Sandbank Rd fields

2015-04-01 Thread Judy Cuyle
Peter Moore on Gunderman Road cuts hay in a lot of places in Danby. He often cuts late. I think you could work with him to be sure he does yours after the nesting is completed. He does that on another birding owner's land. If interested, e-mail me privately and I'll give you his phone number.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question on Sandbank Rd fields

2015-04-01 Thread Melissa Groo
Thanks Judy! I am in the Bahamas right now and not on email much so it will be hard for me to monitor and forward responses. So it would be great if people could write him directly. He is not on the listserv but his email address is in the original email I sent. On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 11:05 AM,

[cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Marc Devokaitis
OK folks-- hoping to crowd-source the answer to this question. Of course i will include the requisite warning against birding WHILE driving... But maybe someone has an answer they are passionate about. I'm thinking a hybrid hybrid would have great appeal. Or a self-driving Google car! *Dear

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Pete M. Marchetto
One's own two legs, and a backpack. A bike with panniers is good, but not as good. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 12, 2015, at 10:33 AM, Marc Devokaitis mdevokai...@gmail.commailto:mdevokai...@gmail.com wrote: OK folks-- hoping to crowd-source the answer to this question. Of course i will

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Kathleen Kramer
While I agree with Pete, some of us... me, at this stage of life and my now-deceased and dear friend Caissa Wilmer... have physical limitations but don't want to give up the joy of birding. About vehicles... I used to have a Subaru Legacy which had good-sized windows, a hatchback for

RE: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Bill Mcaneny
] On Behalf Of Marc Devokaitis Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:29 AM To: Cayuga Birding List Subject: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day OK folks-- hoping to crowd-source the answer to this question. Of course i will include the requisite warning against birding WHILE driving... But maybe someone

Re:[cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Thanks to all who replied. Marc On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Marc Devokaitis mdevokai...@gmail.com wrote: OK folks-- hoping to crowd-source the answer to this question. Of course i will include the requisite warning against birding WHILE driving... But maybe someone has an answer

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Scott Haber
Birding List *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] question of the day OK folks-- hoping to crowd-source the answer to this question. Of course i will include the requisite warning against birding WHILE driving... But maybe someone has an answer they are passionate about. I'm thinking a hybrid hybrid

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on American Crow roost

2015-02-21 Thread Anne Clark
Hi Mona and all. Thanks so much for the information. I will answer Mona at greater length separately. But I do want to take this chance to reiterate our interest in information like this about crow roosts around the state, in the context of a major two year study. Hopefully soon, but

[cayugabirds-l] Question on American Crow roost

2015-02-21 Thread Mona Bearor
We have discovered a very large American Crow roost in Glens Falls, Warren county, NY. Estimates are between 15 - 20,000 birds. I have seen many birds in past years heading this way but never tried to follow them till this year, and they are roosting in an area that is difficult to observe -

[cayugabirds-l] Question about eBird regions

2014-05-22 Thread John Confer
Generally speaking, I hate computers. I go birding so that I can get away from this necessary evil and the hours I think I must spend at a computer. I don't like having computers or electronic communication cluttering up my life. I really hate using time on computers and other electronics. I

[cayugabirds-l] Question about an usual oriole

2014-05-09 Thread Marilyn Ray
Off and on for about an hour this morning before going to work I watched a male Baltimore Oriole eating half an orange I had fixed to the railing of the deck. It was definitely a male Baltimore Oriole but it's tail feathers had about an inch of quite yellow, not orange, at the tips. It was

[cayugabirds-l] question re: feeders and migration

2014-05-09 Thread Eben McLane
I am curious if anyone knows about migrating birds that appear regularly at feeders (home, CLO, anywhere bird feeders are maintained) and then disappear after a week or so. Do they use the feeders as a staging area, so to speak, for dispersal locally, or as a roadside tavern for a longer

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question re: feeders and migration

2014-05-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Eben, White-throated Sparrows are common migrants in our area but quite uncommon as breeders (We're at the southern edge of their breeding range). So, they're not typical feeder birds for us in summer. Indigo Buntings, on the other hand, are common breeders here. So you need a different

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-12 Thread nutter.dave
om: bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:06 AM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake roadI imagine a number of factors contribute to the attrac

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
I imagine a number of factors contribute to the attractive power of that area. Here's one: the lake is still broad there, but it's very shallow, mostly 5 - 6 ft. -Geo On Mar 11, 2013, at 1:29 AM, Barbara B. Eden b...@cornell.edu wrote: I am curious why that is the place where the snow

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread John VanNiel
There was also an ice shelf there to loaf on... -Original Message- From: bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:06 AM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
Message- From: bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:06 AM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road I imagine a number of factors contribute

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread Donna Scott
] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:06 AM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road I imagine a number of factors contribute to the attractive power of that area. Here's one: the lake is still broad there, but it's very shallow, mostly 5

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread Christopher Wood
[mailto:bounce-75479805-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:06 AM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road I imagine a number of factors contribute to the attractive power of that area. Here's one: the lake is still broad

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread Tom Vawter
Yes, marshes and agricultural land is important. In addition to the rafts of waterfowl on the lake near Lower Lake Road, there were large congregations--mostly snows--on the mucklands around Savannah yesterday (3/10). The western shore of the lake is also in the more protected, windward side.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
For birders who enjoy maps, the following link opens the official Cayuga and Seneca navigation chart (depths in feet): http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786cs1.png -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Question about lower lake road

2013-03-10 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I am curious why that is the place where the snow geese and tundra swans congregate Thanks, Barbara Sent via iPod -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2012-10-22 Thread Susan Fast
I was just looking in the field across the road from our house and noted about a dozen crows really going after what I initially thought was another crow. This bird was slightly smaller than the crows, but otherwise looked, from a distance, just like them. The crows forced it to the ground; 2

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2012-10-22 Thread Asher Hockett
I am sure this is not a similar report - but last week on Comfort Rd a bunch of crows were harrassing a male Ringnecked Pheasant which was standing in the road. As we approached the crows flew and the pheasant moved slowly on foot towards the shoulder. On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Susan

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question about crows

2012-10-22 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-69379892-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Susan Fast Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 11:03 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Question I was just looking in the field across the road from our house and noted about a dozen crows really going after what I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
Chris Wood's eBird post from his first sighting contains notes that describe the field marks distinguishing the grebe from a Clark's Grebe: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S9554251 Anne Marie Johnson On 2/4/2012 9:08 PM, david nicosia wrote:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread david nicosia
: Sunday, February 5, 2012 7:21 AM Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID Dave, After seeing your pics, you seem to have been much closer than I am, the bill looks yellowish and pointed. Plus average more grayish white flanks on the back too.  I would also tend to call

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
...@cornell.edumailto:m...@cornell.edu To: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.commailto:daven1...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, February 5, 2012 7:21 AM Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID Dave, After seeing your pics, you seem to have been much closer than I am, the bill looks

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
, 2012 11:18 AM To: david nicosia Cc: Meena Haribal; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID Hi Dave, Nice shots. I'm sending a link to the ones I took on Fri., the 3rd, which show the view of the hind neck. I struggled with the separation of Western / Clark's

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread Wesley M Hochachka
species in winter. Wesley Hochachka From: bounce-39533270-3494...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39533270-3494...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 11:49 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID Great shots

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question on Snowy's locale

2012-02-02 Thread Jae Sullivan
Sent:Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:28 PM Subject:Re: [cayugabirds-l] question on Snowy's locale No, just Chiropractic College at the back. From: Mark Miller mmiller...@rochester.rr.com To: Cayugabirds Posting Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] question on Snowy's locale

2012-02-01 Thread Mark Miller
Just wondering if you had a better location for possible Snowy Owl location by Chiropractic College (Seneca Falls). The campus doesn't actually lie along routes 520. Maybe they meant route 89 and E. Bayard St. (NE corner of campus)? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Question: Pileated WP

2011-12-13 Thread Susan Fast
We have a PILEATED WOODPECKER coming daily to our suet feeders. I thought it was a female as it lacked the red cheek stripe. However, the red crest extends forward of the eye to the base of the bill, as Sibley shows for the male. What's happening here? Steve Fast Brooktondale --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question

2011-02-17 Thread joe Diana
Hi Alicia and Dave, That's interesting. I guess the idea occurred to me when I saw the other one sitting by the female. I don't get to watch them for extended periods of time so I am curious. Thanks, Diana On Feb 17, 2011, at 7:34 PM, Alicia Plotkin wrote: Hi, I haven't been up to

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2011-01-31 Thread Kurt Falvey
We built a Kestrel house and a Screech Owl house and put them out last spring.with no takers.now they are occupied by squirrels. Our question is.will a Kestrel or Screech Owl dislodge a squirrel from a prospective nesting sight? Or are we going to have to build more nest boxes? Thanks.