Re: [cayugabirds-l] Additional freezing info

2014-02-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
Photos of the 1912 event show crowds of people out on the frozen lake; even horses. But two Cornell students skating near King Ferry were drowned when the ice gave way beneath them. Here's the Cornell Daily Sun article: -Geo

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Additional freezing info

2014-02-10 Thread david nicosia
Wow. That is really interesting. It shows how much colder it was in the 1800s and very early 1900s. It is almost unheard of for any of the Finger Lake to freeze over today. The above period was during the end of the Little Ice Age before the early 20th  century warm-up.  On Sunday, February

[cayugabirds-l] thanks for SNOW guidance +Longspur

2014-02-10 Thread John Confer
Hi Folks, The class field trip was postponed from last week to 9 Feb. Of course it snowed, made roads slippery and we turned around to get home earlier than intended. But ... . We go two Snowy Owls, one along Rt 34 just north of Lane Rd and about 1 mile south of Genoa on a fence

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Additional freezing info

2014-02-10 Thread sfernstr
In 1970, I worked as the class clerk for the Cornell class of 1910. One alumnus told me that, while a student, he had skated the length of Cayuga Lake to visit with his Dad. He returned, also by skates, the next day. He said the lake didn't stay frozen for very many days, and had failed to

[cayugabirds-l] N. Mockingbird at feeder

2014-02-10 Thread Susan Fast
I've had a N. MOCKINGBIRD at my feeders for 3 days now. First ever.  I arrived Sat. morn., where I first saw it at the suet-cake cages. It was having trouble, as it still does, hanging low on the side, but it can manage.  I'm not sure what attracted it to the compostpile at the back of the

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-02-10 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * February 10, 2014 *  NYSY  02. 10. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): February 03, 2013 - February 10, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands