I share your challenge, and often bird in the early evening. My typos and
word jumble mistakes posted on this list I attribute to a year of sleep
deprivation. You might really enjoy the path along the inlet in Renwick
Woods (closer to the "stone" arch entrance near the RR tracks).
Hey. That wasn't directed at you per se. It was in quotes so we knew someone
else said it. Keep enjoying!!
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> On May 24, 2017, at 2:33 PM, Melanie Uhlir wrote:
> I didn't mean to offend!!
> I knew someone once who would tease me
I didn't mean to offend!!
I knew someone once who would tease me because I would get so excited
when I saw a bird I'd never seen before. I was gushing about Snow
Buntings one winter and he said, "Oh, that's a trash bird." Or maybe
"dirt bird," as in "common as dirt." But he was
Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the
birds we share the works with. Well done!
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> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:
> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird
Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding In
The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places with
maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it at
Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science
Geo Kloppel's suggestion for evening birding is right on. Michigan Hollow
Rd in Danby has Finger Lakes Trail off both sides which are great areas for
thrushes. Just walking along the road itself, several miles from Rt 96, I
have heard Veeries singing so loudly in the evening I could hardly believe
I'd give the prize to Hermit Thrush, but really, Melanie, your self-description
suggests that instead of the morning you should arrange to be out in suitable
habitat in the _evening_, from an hour before sunset until an hour after, and
you will likely be treated to all three of our locally
I hope you get lots of ideas for places to go birding. If you are able to
get out at all this weekend, you might consider joining Mark Chao on one of
his walks during the annual Spring Bird Quest that he does to benefit the
Finger Lakes Land Trust every Memorial Day weekend. You'll
I'm not sure where in "Cayuga land" is the best place to find these but the
prettiest bird songs to me are the Veery, and the Wood Thrush. Both sing songs
no human can come close two. To me, they sound like several tunes at the same
As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep
disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage
to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places
where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
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