[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian Widgeon

2010-03-20 Thread Bard Prentiss
Sorry for the lateness of this. Yesterday at around noon Dave Loparco found and a number of others re-found a male Eurasian Widgeon at Tsache (sp) pool at MNWR. Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] How do they know?

2010-10-18 Thread Bard Prentiss
Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2

[cayugabirds-l] Surf Scoters

2010-11-05 Thread Bard Prentiss
Dave Loparco saw 2 Surf Scoters off Ladoga Point around 11 AM this morning. Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] unusual ducks for Dryden, Lake.

2010-12-07 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi All, I just saw a small flock of 5 Northern Shovlers in the little bay that never freezes on the north end of the lake. They can be seen by looking SE from the end of Southworth road. I can't remember when I last saw this species on the lake. Bird hard, Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283

[cayugabirds-l] Owl Prowl

2010-12-31 Thread Bard Prentiss
Gina and I will check for screech owls etc in Dryden Village as we have for about 20 years. Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Short eared Owls?

2011-01-22 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi, Anyone seeing Short eared Owls? at Rafferty Road, Center Road etc.? Bird Hard, Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Redpols

2011-02-19 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi, I had my first of the year Dryden village Redpols this morning. Perhaps it's a sign of spring. I rarely get them until mid March. Let's hope. Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] franklins gull?

2011-09-09 Thread Bard Prentiss
Has anyone seen the franklins gull today, and if so where? Bard Bard Prentiss P O Box 283 Dryden, NY 13053 607-844-4691 prenti...@frontiernet.net -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR Caspian Terns and pedestrians on the Wildlife Drive :(

2014-08-02 Thread Bard Prentiss
I don't remember anyone addressing this long standing annoyance in the manner I mention below and I think its worth a try: Perhaps the bird clubs in the region could each submit thoughtful petitions to the director of mnwr requesting a policy change. If Chris didn't mind one might also

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2017-02-16 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi Alll, This morning I was visited by two quite special, to me, yard birds. First a Brown Creeper appeared in a the tree near my feeders. it stayed in the yard for about 10 minutes. An hour or so later a Carolina Wren showed up. It only stayed for a minute or so and didn't visit the suet

[cayugabirds-l] old and new birds

2017-03-24 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi, This has been a better than average year for feeder and yard birds at my house. I have both sexes of red bellied, downy and hairy woodpeckers and a female pileated, several rb and wb nuthatches. A white throated sparrow and a brown creeper that show up daily along with chickadees,

[cayugabirds-l] Purposed birding and nature observation site

2017-04-13 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi All, Please watch the attached video and message from Bob Beck supporting the proposed extension of the Jim Schug trail, from Dryden to the East Ithaca Recreation Way. When complete the trail will provide access to many otherwise nearly inaccessible top shelf birding and general nature

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Repeat voting for Schs EASY

2017-04-20 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi, Some persons are having difficulty with daily voting for the trail extension project and Bob Beck has found a better way. You don't have to enter your information and it's a one click process. It is explained in the attached email. Best Bard Bard V. Prentiss 27 East Main Street Dryden,

[cayugabirds-l] Purple finch and "The yellow birds are back"

2017-04-07 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi, Gina spotted our first purple finch of the year this AM. They nest in the Norway Spruces next door. We also had our first male goldfinch in full breeding plumage at a feeder today. Before today the yellow feathers were sparse and not particularly attractive. Then today, as if a new

[cayugabirds-l] Y B sapsucker in Dryden village

2017-04-14 Thread Bard Prentiss
FOY for me Bard Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Hummer

2017-07-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
A female regularly visits our monarda Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] eagles ?

2017-07-03 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi All, I keep getting reports of daily visitations of Bald Eagles at Dryden Lake from non birders living around the lake. it's possible that they are Ospreys nesting nearby and even eagles nesting nearby. Perhaps someone might check it out. I would but I have to be loaded in the car and

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles

2017-07-05 Thread Bard Prentiss
Has anybody seen eagles lately? Juveniles? at Dryden lake Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden to Ithaca trail

2017-05-01 Thread Bard Prentiss
Please keep voting for trail all this week. It could mean $100,000 funding Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Painted ladies

2017-09-24 Thread Bard Prentiss
I had three ladies in my yard yesterday am not happy to see what appears to be increased interest in butterflies. Butterflies and moths were my way into nature studies although my parents were bird watchers. My interest in birds came much later. Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504

[cayugabirds-l] Ladies

2017-09-24 Thread Bard Prentiss
I could not get close enough to determine which species they were Painted or American Best Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Oops

2017-09-24 Thread Bard Prentiss
nature studies. Although my parents > were both bird watchers my interest in birds came much later. > Bard > > Bard Prentiss > (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES h

[cayugabirds-l] feeder birds

2017-12-15 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi all, I have a mature white throated sparrow , perhaps 2 or 3 almost constantly at my feeder . Last year an immature one spent the winter with me. Also unusual for me I have several immature common grackles eating me out of house and home. Bard j Bard V. Prentiss 27 East Main Street

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden MerLIns

2018-05-28 Thread Bard Prentiss
Two merLIns were cavorting over Union and east maim streets in Dryden this afternoon. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

2018-06-02 Thread Bard Prentiss
There are a few male cardinals in my neighborhood that are calling incessantly I assume for a mate for a second nesting. Do they pick a new mate for each nesting or is there something else going on.? Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Ziess victory 7x42 for sale

2018-08-03 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi all, Due to a permanent nerve injury I am no longer able to use my Ziess victory 7x42 Binocs. They have recently been discontinued due to poor sales but as anyone who has used them knows they are probably, optically, the best binoculars ever made. I was there when Wild Birds Unlimited got

[cayugabirds-l] Zeiss 7x’42

2018-08-03 Thread Bard Prentiss
Binoculars sold this afternoon Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

Re:[cayugabirds-l] IMG_0976.JPG

2018-07-05 Thread Bard Prentiss
The three of u are all that know about the Herron nest Melssia is going to Alaska. Elsie says it’s right on the shore. Since it maybe easily spooked I have a portable camo blind u can share. It can probably be approached with out ur being seen. Enjoy. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882

[cayugabirds-l] Herron nest email

2018-07-05 Thread Bard Prentiss
Oops as you probably guessed that This message was not intended for the Listserve. The person who hosts it fears an invasion. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2018-04-19 Thread Bard Prentiss
Finally had a pine Siskin at my feeder in Dryden on Wednesday. First in years. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2018-11-10 Thread Bard Prentiss
Three to four Siskins at my feeder in Dryden this week Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] More Siskins

2018-11-11 Thread Bard Prentiss
Birds of a feather. Yesterday my Siskins hung with the goldfinches but Today with a dozen plus they formed their own flock chasing other birds away. Interesting. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2018-11-13 Thread Bard Prentiss
. Waiting for evening and blue grosbeaks. Best Bard km Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Red Crossbill

2018-11-18 Thread Bard Prentiss
A Red Crossbill male just visited my thistle feeder. Awesome bird. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] W t sparrow

2018-11-16 Thread Bard Prentiss
I had my FOY while throated sparrow yesterday and today Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] redpolls

2018-11-20 Thread Bard Prentiss
The crossbill has gone but I have a few common redpolls in its place Bard Bard V. Prentiss 27 East Main Street Dryden, NY 13053 bvanwoer...@gmail.com 607-844-4691 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] White throated sparrow

2018-11-17 Thread Bard Prentiss
I was not lucky enough to have a Fox. Sparrow i Hàd a first of the year white throated sparrow Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] brown creeper

2020-02-28 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi, Yesterday while I was posting about c. wrens. a brown creeper was moving up and down the tree out side my window. It was my foy brown creeper. cool bird. Best, Bard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina wren

2020-02-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
in this species what might explain it? Do sub species interbreed? Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow birds

2020-02-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
The yellow birds are back. Seems early for goldfinches to moult. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carolina wren

2020-02-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
> The idea of a small C. Wren seems so odd - for a wren, they seem massive to > me! Will be interested in hearing about whether they interbreed. > > Alicia > > P.S. This photo > <https://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/images/CarWrenseriesthmb.jpg> (which > comes from a w

[cayugabirds-l] merlin

2020-03-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi John,and all Yesterday we had a female merlin on our deer fence in the yard. Later we saw and heard a pair in the spruces across the street between Union and East Main. I saw one there on Wednesday too. I hope they stay. Best, Bard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Rbgb

2020-05-09 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi Just watched a male rbgb at our feeder. Awesome Foy Taking shelter from the snow storm Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Indigo bunting

2020-05-14 Thread Bard Prentiss
Indigo bunting àt my feeder in Dryden Best, Bard Bard Prentiss ( -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2020-10-18 Thread Bard Prentiss
Over thirty pine Siskins at my feeders in Dryden Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Uhbirds

2020-10-25 Thread Bard Prentiss
is starting out like an excellent Feeder birding year. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] special year

2020-11-25 Thread Bard Prentiss
Just had 10 siskins and a pair of purple finches in my feeder. The siskin flock is quite large and both species have been scarce in recent years. I bodes well for a special feeder year. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake may be in danger

2021-01-08 Thread Bard Prentiss
  The Dryden Lake that we know and love is in serious danger of reverting toits primitive original form as a shallow pond.   The dam is beginning to leak a bit and its current owner NYS DEC  may not wish to spend the money for a proper replacement of concrete nor are they interested

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Conservation Board Resolution Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam

2021-01-09 Thread Bard Prentiss
v DRAFT 12/29/2020 Dryden Conservation Board Resolution Recommending Preservation of Dryden Lake Dam Whereas there has been a dam at Dryden Lake Dryden, NY since circa 1801; and Whereas the body of water known as Dryden Lake, created by the building of the dam, has provided numerous benefits

[cayugabirds-l] Nita Irby's post

2021-01-10 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi All, Nita Irby’s post is spot on. Living on the lake she knows it’s value. It is also true that your “SUPPORT IS ALSO NEEDED” Please write: DEC and the Dryden Town Board and post information about the issue where ever else it might be appropriate. Best, Bard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Swifts

2021-04-24 Thread Bard Prentiss
I haven’t been watching until but the chimney Swift’s are back in Dryden Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com