Caspian Tern flight/migration

2009-08-24 Thread Bill Evans
Caspian Terns often roost with Ring-billed Gulls during the day on the roofs of the big box stores on the west side of the rte. 13 strip through downtown Ithaca. I haven't verified that they do so at night but it seems like a possibility, especially when Cayuga Lake is high and the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 57+ p-b grebes stew pk

2009-10-16 Thread Bill Evans
Also four Pied-billeds on Jennings Pond this AM. Yesterday I received a report of two Ring-necked Pheasants (male female) walking along the northwest edge of the Tops parking lot. Last night I heard several Swainson's Thrush flight calls amidst the snow. -Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Morning flight 10/25

2009-10-25 Thread Bill Evans
Greetings birders, I estimate 400-500 Am. Robins past by my observation site in southcentral Danby this morning between 7:30-8:30AM EDT. They were headed northwesterly at altitudes generally 200-ft above ground level (about 1700-ft asl). A higher vector (~600+-ft agl) of lesser numbers of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loons

2009-11-04 Thread Bill Evans
50+ loons in southbound flight over the Danby State Forest from 6:30-7AM. Bill E - Original Message - From: Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu To: cayugabirds-l-cornell.edu cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 9:14 AM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Loons As I stepped

[cayugabirds-l] 1998

2010-06-22 Thread Bill Evans
preservation of our remaining avian populations. Please consider supporting ABC www.abcbirds.org/ to ameliorate a largely unknown millions of bird deaths at communications towers annually. Bill Evans Town of Danby, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Listening on Mt. Pleasant tonight

2010-09-17 Thread Bill Evans
with binoculars (and perhaps by eye) to the right of Jupiter. I'll be there until at least 11PM, later if the migration is good. Bill Evans -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Night on the Mount

2010-09-17 Thread Bill Evans
Great night listening up on Mount Pleasant tonight. Surprising large flight. Most birds were high and the calls were faint to the ear but listening via the micorphone was amazing. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Swainson's Thrush I think predonminated for us with many zeeps and tsips of warblers.

[cayugabirds-l] Out of Basin but interesting

2010-10-19 Thread Bill Evans
Wolfe Island: Vermilon Flycatcher From: Bruce Di Labio bruce.dilabio AT sympatico.ca Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:39:20 -0400 Hello Ontbirders With birding and our recent technology, the internet, anything is possible! Through eBird I found out that there was a male Vermilion Flycatcher

[cayugabirds-l] Gender Patterns in Bird-related Recreation in the USA and UK

2010-10-25 Thread Bill Evans
Cooper, C. B., and J. A. Smith. 2010. Gender patterns in bird-related recreation in the USA and UK. Ecology and Society 15(4): 4. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art4/ From the paper's abstract: Observing birds encompassed both a recreational hobby, bird watching,

[cayugabirds-l] Loon flight

2010-11-19 Thread Bill Evans
I counted over 1000 loons in southbound flight from near Agway in downtown Ithaca this morning. The flight was en masse (1000+ feet above ground level) when I arrived at ~8AM and it appeared most had passed when I stopped counting at 8:20AM. The groups were large, some formations stretching 100

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 5000 blackbirds and starlings fall from the sky!

2011-01-04 Thread Bill Evans
Greetings birders, This kill has all the signs of an aggregation event caused by artificial lighting emanating from the residential area where the kill was found. Whatever flushed the birds (fireworks, cannons or lightning), once they were in the air it is likely that the easiest cue for

[cayugabirds-l] Avian towerkill -- the good news

2011-01-04 Thread Bill Evans
pizza and beer. Yours in bird, Bill Evans -- 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) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA BLACK VULTURE perched 77

2011-01-28 Thread Bill Evans
Wow. Perhaps the first perched Black Vulture ever reported in the CBasin. Bill E -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why don't RTHA eat all the pheasants at the game farm?

2011-03-03 Thread Bill Evans
. Tim Gallagher Editor-in-Chief LIVING BIRD Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, New York 14850 (607) 254-2443 t...@cornell.edu From: bounce-8672008-10557...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-8672008-10557...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Bill

[cayugabirds-l] Conn Hill 15Mar11 - migration

2011-03-15 Thread Bill Evans
From a vista on the south side of Conn Hill today (10:30-12:30 2:00-4:00). Geese (Snows, Canadas): passage of 1000+ per 15 minutes from 10:30-noon; then a notably denser pulse between noon and 12:30PM. From 2PM-4PM rate was 1000 per

[cayugabirds-l] Crow with Salamander

2011-04-04 Thread Bill Evans
Lot of crow talk this morning so I thought I'd share an observation. While driving on Sandbank Rd. this morning, I saw a crow in the road pecking at something then fly off with what appeared to be a large dark salamander, presumably a Spotted. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Caspians in Danby

2011-04-17 Thread Bill Evans
At 7:40AM this morning there were 14 CASPIAN TERNS foraging at Jennings Pond off Bald Hill Rd. in the Town of Danby. They weren't there yesterday late afternoon and they likely got caught in transit up from the mid-Atlantic by the wind shift last night -- I suspect there are such temporary

[cayugabirds-l] Barn Owl

2011-04-29 Thread Bill Evans
Recorded in flight over my house in Danby (near Jennings Pond) last night about 4:15AM -- also, notable numbers of Grasshopper Sparrow flight calls the past two nights. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] S-b Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plovers - MNWR Sunday

2011-06-28 Thread Bill Evans
I recall birding in southern Minnesota in my youth and the date June 17 sticks in my mind as when we would get out to look for the first returning Lesser Yellowlegs. Based on the shorebird resource compiled by Kelling, it appears that Black-bellied Plover is the most unusual of the recent

[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

[cayugabirds-l] post front arrivals

2011-09-06 Thread Bill Evans
I visited the white lighthouse jetty from 7:30-7:45AM this morning. No active migration of waterbirds was noted but I did find a RUDDY TURNSTONE and SOLITARY SANDPIPER near the beginning of the jetty on the east side. I note also that the city golf course has areas of standing water hosting

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] big night flight tonight

2011-09-21 Thread Bill Evans
Ken appears to have tuned into one of the biggest calling night of the season so far in central NY. The acoustic station at Alfred Station, NY logged its season high number (988) of warbler and sparrow flight calls last night between 8:30PM-5:30AM. Based on spectrographic analysis roughly 4

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] big night flight tonight

2011-09-21 Thread Bill Evans
To: Bill Evans wrev...@clarityconnect.com Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu; NFC-L nf...@list.cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:18 AM Subject: Re: [nfc-l] big night flight tonight Thanks Bill. I did hear a few typical Lincoln's/Swamp sparrow dts

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2011-12-06 Thread Bill Evans
There was a merlin bathing in a puddle of water near the Cass Park pool last week. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Redheads

2012-01-11 Thread Bill Evans
I stopped down at Hog Hole late afternoon yesterday and also roughly estimated 3000-4000 Redheads in the group. Bill E there must have been three to four thousand ducks in the air. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin eating House Sparrow

2012-01-27 Thread Bill Evans
9:45AM atop a Green St. telephone pole next to Agway parkinglot. Bill E -- 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] Communication Towers and Migratory Bird Routes

2012-03-29 Thread Bill Evans
as possible. Towers should not be built near sources of bright permanent light (sports stadiums, convenient stores, etc.), which may lead to dense bird aggregations of disoriented birds on cloudy nights. Towers should use flashing (not steady-burning) aviation obstruction lighting if possible. Bill Evans

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Communication Towers and Migratory Bird Routes

2012-03-29 Thread Bill Evans
Message - From: Lisa Welch To: Bill Evans ; cayugabirds Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:51 AM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Communication Towers and Migratory Bird Routes Thanks Bill, Wouldn't this be true of other recognized migratory routes, wildlife refugees, or IBA, etc

[cayugabirds-l] An interesting art exhibit involving birds - public reception Thursday.

2011-09-13 Thread Bill Evans
Carla Stetson: Ornithography The Gallery at FOUND is pleased to welcome a new show by CARLA STETSON. The exhibit opens Wednesday, September 14th, with an artist's reception on Thursday, September 15th from 5-7 pm. You are invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments and tasty

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin prey

2011-12-07 Thread Bill Evans
Merlins regularly prey on exhausted warblers approaching shore (low over the water) after a night of transoceanic migration. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine

2011-12-08 Thread Bill Evans
Peregrine soaring over the west side of downtown Ithaca flushed up the big box store gulls ~10:15am. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] NYSEG seeks help restoring Portland Point Osprey nest site

2012-01-18 Thread Bill Evans
many go unused for unknown reasons. I believe the pole and platform at Treman Marine Park, which saw some Osprey interest last year after several initial barren years, was coordinated by Bill Evans (who I think is on this list) and Ronda Roaring (who may not be). Perhaps Bard Prentiss (also

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BLUE-WINGED TEAL Montezuma NWR Visitor

2012-03-13 Thread Bill Evans
Dave's post reminded me that I heard numerous flocks of Blue-winged Teal and other waterfowl over the high terrain of Danby during the windless quietude Sunday night. Notable in the mix was an emotionally-stirring flock of Long-tailed Ducks. Turn on, tune in, bird out, Bill E --

[cayugabirds-l] Trip to Braddock Bay

2012-04-17 Thread Bill Evans
Ronda Roaring is looking for 3 people max to share gas expenses to Braddock Bay Raptor Research, Braddock Bay Bird Observatory and Hamlin Beach State Park this Saturday, 4/21. Leave early from the Lab of O or other nearby spot. Anyone interested email or phone rondaroaring at hotmail dot com,

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [nfc-l] migrating cuckoos

2012-06-07 Thread Bill Evans
There’s a delightful old paper by Gerald Thayer describing the mid-summer, mid-night, mid-sky gyrations of the Black-billed Cuckoo, as noted by my father and me for three consecutive seasons in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire: ”Several years before we discovered the nocturnal-flight

[cayugabirds-l] siskins now - great egret night flight calls tonight - DDT then now

2012-09-27 Thread Bill Evans
Greetings birders: Right now there are a few siskins feeding in cedar trees on Green St. adjacent to Agway. The timing and conditions look good for hearing great egret night flight calls tonight. My past experience suggests that 8:30-10PM is the window to hear egrets, presumably individuals

[cayugabirds-l] Taughannock loon watch

2012-10-28 Thread Bill Evans
North pier count site, 7:40-9:30AM EDT North wind 10-15 mph, 45 F with low cloud ceiling (~1400-ft asl) and occasional drizzle. Surprisingly little bird movement: 12 Common Loon (1 southbound; 11 northbound) ~100 southbound cormorants in three flocks ~70 southbound Canada Geese in three flocks 2

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] The Loon Watch – 1st notable push

2012-11-03 Thread Bill Evans
Just wanted to mention also that Ethan has found lodging and that this year the watch is being conducted at the north pier of Taughannock Falls State Park. The old count location at the south pier has been fenced off and inaccessible for several years. To get to the north pier from Ithaca,

[cayugabirds-l] Mongo

2012-11-06 Thread Bill Evans
Greetings Cayugabirders, This is a sentimental post for a large farm Mallard that was furtively released on the main pond at Sapsucker Woods back in the 1990s, when I was formally associate with the Lab of O when it was lodged in the old building with a staff of 50 or so. There were a few

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine downtown Ithaca

2012-11-29 Thread Bill Evans
Perhaps the same Peregrine as reported on campus this morning was zooming about the city of Ithaca midday. Also, heads up regarding the forecasted abrupt transition to northeasterly winds tonight, grading to ENE by lunchtime tomorrow. This is an uncommon weather dynamic locally that tends to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Christmas Bird Count 1/1/2013 - quick dirty data; what to look for

2013-01-02 Thread Bill Evans
Dave, Thanks for posting the quick summary again this year (a fine service for those of us unable to attend the compilation dinner)! FYI, the Winter Wren was foraging within exposed roots and fallen tree stumps along the inlet stream behind Grayhaven Motel. 42.407611,-76.538562 Bill From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Christmas Bird Count 1/1/2013 - quick dirty data; what to look for

2013-01-02 Thread Bill Evans
Lark Black-capped Chickadee Tufted Titmouse Red-breasted Nuthatch 65 White-breasted Nuthatch Brown Creeper Carolina Wren Winter Wren - 1 by Bill Evans (location?) Golden-crowned Kinglet 70 Eastern Bluebird American Robin Northern Mockingbird European Starling American Pipit - 1 at Dodge Stevenson Rds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Bill Evans
The other issue I’ve been wondering about is counts of migrating birds crossing the count circle, in particular migrating swans this year. Perhaps this was addressed at the compilation dinner, otherwise I suspect the 396 total that Dave posted in his quick summary involves flocks being counted

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swan count for CBC

2013-01-04 Thread Bill Evans
Last night I made of a Google map of the swan flock information reported to the listserv. I updated the trajectories and markers this morning adding some deductive/speculative text. Cayuga Bird Club 2013 CBC Swan flock map (click markers to read text – if you have a Google acct and log in you

Re: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Swan count for CBC

2013-01-04 Thread Bill Evans
Last night I made of a Google map of the swan flock information reported to the listserv. I updated the trajectories and markers this morning adding some deductive/speculative text. Cayuga Bird Club 2013 CBC Swan flock map (click markers to read text – if you have a Google acct and log in you

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Swan count for CBC

2013-01-04 Thread Bill Evans
Jody, The concept of avoiding double counting is implied in the nature of the CBC, and there is a spectrum in the level of attentiveness in avoiding double counting for different species, different locations, and by different birding parties. The key idea amidst all the variables, as you note,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] (Long comment) Exempt part of Cayuga Lake from hunting diving ducks

2013-01-05 Thread Bill Evans
This would be a nice accomplishment that is long overdue. I’ve thought that the “few individuals...greatly reducing the pleasure of many” angle should be enough to produce such an exemption, but your approach of population analysis and presenting a scientific case for the exemption might help

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 100+ Redpolls-for a minute

2013-01-09 Thread Bill Evans
In the last week of Dec and on the CBC count day, I carried out a number of stationary counts from a parking lot at IC to see what was moving in the mornings. There was regular southbound passage of redpoll flocks, at least in the first two hours of daylight. For example, on Jan 1 I had three

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pheasant

2013-03-25 Thread Bill Evans
There has been a small but regular population of pheasants inhabiting the brushy fields west of 96B (from Muzzy Rd to Miller Rd) for at least the past eight years. I found a roadkill on 96B last summer and see individuals a few times a year in this area. I’ve suspected that the owners of one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] EVENING GROSBEAK, Brooktondale (slightly OOB)

2013-05-10 Thread Bill Evans
Heard and saw a small flock of Evening Grosbeaks @ 7:30 this morning in northbound flight over Bald Hill Rd. in Danby. Also, while biking to Ithaca I was surprised to hear a White-crowned Sparrow singing in the landscaped intersection between Barnes Noble and Wegmans. Bill E --

[cayugabirds-l] Amherst Island Wind Project

2014-01-17 Thread Bill Evans
Cayugabirders, The public comment period for the proposed Amherst Island Wind Farm is now open. The message below was posted to the Kingston Field Naturalists Facebook page last night. ** Birders and Naturalists: Opposition to wind turbines on Amherst Island has

Re: [cayugabirds-l] lake ice waterfowl

2014-01-28 Thread Bill Evans
Just found this paper that shows in 1994 Lake Erie went from ~50% iced over on Jan 12 to ~100% on Jan 21 (Fig. 8). I’m imagining grebes on 5000 square miles of lake getting confined to a smaller and smaller area over a week then abruptly on one calm night being forced to evacuate en masse.

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Wolfe Island Mortality

2014-03-06 Thread Bill Evans
to gov't, the wind industry, and certain NGOs. -Original Message- From: John and Sue Gregoire Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 7:49 AM To: KHAMOLISTSERV Cc: Bill Evans ; cayugabirds-l Subject: Wolfe Island Mortality I was asked by some for the source of the quote that said Wolfe Island avian

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese on the move

2014-03-12 Thread Bill Evans
My understanding is that generally the longer the migration delay the more birds are ready to fly, so I agree with David that the potential exists for a huge waterfowl flight up from the mid-Atlantic if the weather sets up right. On the other hand, if weather is not suddenly conducive, we could

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: Ithaca breeding goose investigation

2014-04-08 Thread Bill Evans
Sometimes it goes by so fast you hardly have time to reflect\ Tons and tons of potential reflection swept under the bridge\ So I inject the following peculiar observation\ I’m sitting in my office across from Agway working late tonight, ~7:45pm, and I hear calls of geese and look out the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca breeding goose investigation

2014-04-10 Thread Bill Evans
and update it with nests and gosling locations, but if someone else wants to do this that would be welcome. Bill From: Dave Nutter Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:02 AM To: Bill Evans Cc: Cayuga Birds Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca breeding goose investigation Bill, Great idea! It would

Re: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Osprey nests.

2014-04-22 Thread Bill Evans
On a historical note, while doing breeding bird surveys at the Seneca Army Depot in the early 1990s, I recall there was an Osprey nest on the lake there, which was one of the very few in the region at the time. 1980-1985 NY nesting:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] swallow-tailed kite near Geneva

2014-05-15 Thread Bill Evans
The one seen yesterday at Derby Hill was headed “steadily”north. From: Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:32 PM To: Jay McGowan ; CAYUGABIRDS-L ; NYSBIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] swallow-tailed kite near Geneva Charlie Rouse just called me to say that he just saw a

[cayugabirds-l] unusual song for downtown Ith

2014-06-07 Thread Bill Evans
An out-of-place Common Yellowthroat singing this morning (~6AM) from the outdoor pen of trucked in plants at Ithaca Agway suggests a late migrant, itinerant young bachelor, or disoriented individual. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuta Outlet Acadian

2014-06-16 Thread Bill Evans
I don't recall there ever being more than a pair in the Cayuta Gulf, but back in the early 90s there were 2-3 pairs in the Hendershot Gulf, a bit further down to the southeast. Outside of those territories, I recall only 2 other sites at Conn Hill where Acadian was known to nest. Bill E

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hendershot Gulf

2014-06-18 Thread Bill Evans
Nice Geo...good to know Acadians are still in there. The Cayuta and Hendershot Gulfs offer unique wonderful local habitat rarely visited by local birders -- the trail alongside the former is especially nice. Bill E -Original Message- From: Geo Kloppel Sent: Wednesday, June 18,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Two Osprey chicks, perhaps 3 at Salt Point

2014-06-19 Thread Bill Evans
Two Ospreys appeared to be in high courtship-like flight over Michigan Hollow yesterday. I wonder if there is uncharted nest somewhere in the extreme southern Cayuga Basin. Bill E From: Candace Cornell Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:58 PM To: cayugabirds-l Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Two

Re: [cayugabirds-l] sound help?

2014-06-21 Thread Bill Evans
Northern Waterthrush? From: Therese O'Connor Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2014 9:13 PM To: cayuga bird email list Subject: [cayugabirds-l] sound help? Tonight between 8:35 to 8:55 PM a bird was singing loudly in SSW which is practically my back yard. It sounded like a cross between a Wood Thrush

[cayugabirds-l] big night

2014-09-12 Thread Bill Evans
Hearing lots of flight calls up here in the remote highlands of Danby. NEXRAD suggests the biggest flight of the fall is underway. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Thursday: Night Flight in Northeast

2014-09-19 Thread Bill Evans
All, Had a good flight at my stations across NY last night, in fact most of this past week or so has been great. Near record low temps last night shut down the insect noise, and with light winds the calls were crisp and clear. No thrush or RBGR totals to report but their calls were thick.

[cayugabirds-l] Swans

2014-11-05 Thread Bill Evans
Several vocal flocks have moved over central Danby (southern Tompkins Co) in the last half hour. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow Warbler

2014-12-06 Thread Bill Evans
Tossing in a belated report of a Yellow Warbler in downtown Ithaca on Dec 3. The bird was trying to glean insects off sycamore fruit at 706 W. Green St. across from Agway – it was around 4pm. It was quite active and constantly giving its “chewp” alarm-type call note. Last saw it flying

[cayugabirds-l] Grebe fallout?

2015-02-16 Thread Bill Evans
Ice cover on Lake Erie was at 93% yesterday. With a cold week and lower wind speeds in the forecast, perhaps some waterfowl be forced aloft in search of open water. http://www.cleveland.com/weather/blog/index.ssf/2015/02/ice_cover_on_lake_erie_expands.html Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Phoebe

2015-04-03 Thread Bill Evans
Singing at our house in Danby at 6:40AM this morning. Didn’t hear it yesterday so I guess it navigated in over the past 12 hours or so. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] short notice, but...

2015-08-22 Thread Bill Evans
in 100 from Black-and-white Warbler. Also audibly in the mix will be American Redstart (~5%), Common Yellowthroat(5-10%), and lots of Ovenbirds (~25%). Bobolink and Veery calling should be steady, and if lucky we’ll hear one of the remaining few Upland Sandpipers that breed to our north. Bill

[cayugabirds-l] Amherst Is. wind project approved

2015-08-25 Thread Bill Evans
The Ontario government continues its disturbing pattern of approving commercial-scale wind energy in Important Bird Areas (IBAs). http://www.thewhig.com/2015/08/24/amherst-island-wind-project-approved -Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] nocturnal migration tonight!

2015-09-20 Thread Bill Evans
There is a large nocturnal flight underway across all of New York: http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/displayRad.php?icao=KUSA=bref1=gray=20150921=-1=0 -Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Amherst Is. update

2016-06-01 Thread Bill Evans
Closing arguments in the Appeal to prevent Amherst Is. from becoming an industrial wind farm will be presented on Tuesday June 7 at 10:15 am at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 1955 Stella 40 Foot on Amherst Island . The Association to Protect Amherst Island (APAI is encouraging supporters to

[cayugabirds-l] Amherst Is. wind project

2016-08-03 Thread Bill Evans
The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal released their finding today that the folks fighting the wind project on Amherst “did not prove that engaging in the project will cause serious harm to human health or serious and irreversible harm to plant life, animal life or the natural

Re:[cayugabirds-l] OT- Finger Lakes NF sensitive species help

2017-03-17 Thread Bill Evans
the periphery of FLNF, but none within. I suspect both species may still be irregular breeders in small numbers at FLNF & vicinity, especially in fields with no grazing contracts. Bill Evans On Mar 15, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Joshua Snodgrass <cedarsh...@gmail.com> wrote: Hello all,

[cayugabirds-l] Night flight calls tonight on Mt. Pleasant

2017-09-09 Thread Bill Evans
tonight! Bill Evans -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolink-friendly hay cutting date

2018-06-01 Thread Bill Evans
, anticipate greater regional haying mortality for juvenile Bobolinks in 2018. Bill On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 1:11 PM, Bill Evans wrote: Tom Gavin, biologist and author, will be giving a talk titled “Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Bobolinks in Upstate New York” at Danby Town Hall tonight (1830

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight

2018-05-29 Thread Bill Evans
fter nestling Bobolinks have fledged. Come learn more tonight. Sponsored by the Danby Community Council. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; seating limited. Bill Evans -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding

Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight

2018-05-29 Thread Bill Evans
elay their mowing until after nestling Bobolinks have fledged. Come learn more tonight. Sponsored by the Danby Community Council. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; seating limited. Bill Evans -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Crows at my feeders

2019-01-22 Thread Bill Evans
Dozens of crows perched atop sumac branches eating berries near Wal-Mart yesterday. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Broad-winged Hawk migration

2018-09-15 Thread Bill Evans
re still in the peak migration window for Broad-wingeds and today & tomorrow look promising. Bill Evans From: Dave Nutter Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 7:27 PM Subject: Re: Broad-winged Hawk migration I talked to Reuben again today. He said that yesterday’s Broad-winged Hawk migration path shif

[cayugabirds-l] Broad-wingeds

2018-09-14 Thread Bill Evans
A seemingly unprecedented westward shift in the Broad-winged flight this September. Wes Blauvelt & and I counted a few hundred from Comfort Rd in Danby during lunchtime yesterday. Mindboggling to learn from David Nutter about the numbers Reuben Stoltzfus saw on an even further west track in

[cayugabirds-l] Night migration at Mt. P - brief recap

2019-08-24 Thread Bill Evans
Bird Club newsletter. Bill Evans -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: [nfc-l] ITHACA: Nocturnal flight calls @ Mt. P Friday night

2019-08-23 Thread Bill Evans
19 9:54 AM To: NFC-L Subject: [nfc-l] ITHACA: Nocturnal flight calls @ Mt. P Friday night Please join Bill Evans and me tonight, Friday, August 23, 2019, for a late evening of night listening atop Mount Pleasant at the Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory, located East of Ithaca, NY. The add

[cayugabirds-l] Nocturnal flight calls @ Mt. P Friday night

2019-08-22 Thread Bill Evans
night! More info posted tomorrow. Bill Evans -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/c