[cayugabirds-l] waterfowl - wyers/sheldrake

2014-01-27 Thread Michele Mannella
On Saturday afternoon, I finally got to take a drive along Wyers Road and Sheldrake Park in Ovid and test my waterfowl id skills I learned from the Lab of O on-line class (thanks, Kevin!). Along the way (near the bb) I saw 5 REDHEADS, about a dozen BUFFLEHEADS, 2 TUNDRA SWANS, 25 GOLDENEYES, 22

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [PABIRDS] Snowy Owls: Age, Sex and Plumage

2014-01-27 Thread Rob Blye
FYI Rob Blye East Coventry Township Chester County, Pennsylvania - Forwarded Message - From: Scott Weidensaul scottweidens...@verizon.net To: pabi...@list.audubon.org Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2014 8:16:04 AM Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Snowy Owls: Age, Sex and Plumage Thanks to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] lake ice waterfowl

2014-01-27 Thread Donna Scott
Not a chance the whole lake will freeze over, Dave. No ice at all up here where it is 460 feet deep. 1 1/2 weeks ago water near shore was 39 degrees. It freezes only at the shallow ends and areas adjacent, usually. A little raft of Redheads, Ring Necks, swimming, diving here. Accompanied by

[cayugabirds-l] Screech roost cavity

2014-01-27 Thread John Confer
I pick up the morning paper on my commute route at Dandy's in Slaterville Springs almost every morning. About two weeks ago I parked in the northwest corner of the lot and heard/saw a flock of Blue Jays mobbing the empty entrance to a tree cavity. I have checked the cavity every morning since

[cayugabirds-l] SNOW HELP-Please

2014-01-27 Thread John Confer
About a month ago the instructor for the IC course in Conservation Biology asked me if I would lead a Sat. extra activity trip to look for SNOW for students in the class . I said yes and we talked about the biggest invasion in 20-40 years. I may have given the impression that SNOW were

[cayugabirds-l] Digiscoping Adapter for smartphones - homemade pocket version

2014-01-27 Thread tigger64
This one is pocketable and uses about $2 in Home Depot parts. Requires cutting, bending, drilling, plus tweaking to match eyepiece and phone. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22183060@N08/sets/72157640220964506/ David Wheeler N. Syracuse, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-01-27 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * January 27, 2014 *  NYSY  01. 27. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): January 20, 2013 - January 27, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands

Re: [cayugabirds-l] lake ice waterfowl

2014-01-27 Thread Dave Nutter
I don't know what possessed me to suggest the lake might freeze over when there's a gap of some 30 miles. Still, the ice I saw yesterday was not merely over 3 or 5 feet of water, it may have been 30 to 50 feet deep. Today around mid-day I happened to drive NYS-89, after the west wind had been