2011-08-18 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Last evening just before dark we were thrilled to see the largest concentration of Chimney Swifts we've seen since we lived on S. Aurora St. in the '60s. There we lived across from the Old Ladies' Home on the corner of Hillview Pl. where every night in the summer swifts by the dozens swirled

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock

2011-08-18 Thread Janet McGraw
Last week while vacationing on Wolfe Island in the Thousand Islands(Wolfe is a large island but very quiet and mainly rural/agricultural) I was driving after sunset on one of the dirt/gravel roads that compose most of the island when I saw a woodcock sitting toward the side of the road. It did

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock

2011-08-18 Thread bob mcguire
I read your report with interest. I believe that Wolf Island is the site of some 85 major wind turbines, now in operation. I am wondering how their presence affects the woodcocks' sky dance. And I also wonder how the winter Short-eared Owl population is faring. Bob McGuire On Aug 18, 2011,

[cayugabirds-l] Wolfe Island Short-eareds (was Woodcock)

2011-08-18 Thread Bill Evans
On Wolfe Island, a nest of Short-eareds with five chicks was plowed under by a farmer who had a turbine on his property. It has been widely surmised that he did so because he thought it would affect his annual paycheck for leasing space to the wind company. As far as I know he has not

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcock

2011-08-18 Thread bob mcguire
More on the birds of Wolf Island. I see that Greg and John Bateman will be giving a presentation on their project at the up-coming NYSOA meeting. I look forward to learning more. Bob McGuire Begin forwarded message: From: Greg Lawrence glawrenc...@yahoo.com Date: August 18, 2011 1:35:08

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Great Egret

2011-08-18 Thread Dave Nutter
This evening (Thursday 18 August) the two Great Egrets were clearly identifiable with binoculars at 8:30pm in the same two trees as before.--Dave NutterOn Aug 13, 2011, at 07:48 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@mac.com wrote:This evening (13 August) I took a walk along Cayuga Inlet by Cass Park to

[cayugabirds-l] Larues

2011-08-18 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All, I was at Montezuma today, and noticed that the workers were rototilling at Larues. The ground was dry and, hopefully, will have some water soon. YES! I did not have a scope with me, so I had to rely on 10 power binos. At the Visitor Center around 2:30 P.M. there were both Yellow Legs, a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Larues

2011-08-18 Thread chuck gibson
Hi Ann, the diging you saw is being done to provide more open water in the dry marsh. The soil that is being removed will be used to raise the Wildlife Drive. This soil can not be removed form the Refuge as it may contain nematodes and other undesierable things that might be invasive. -