Stewart Park Tern

2009-08-05 Thread Dave Nutter
the shore to the east, and finally saw it perched farther out on one of the small orange and white cone-shaped buoys. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Temporary archive: http

Re: MNWR Sat a.m. (Possible Western Sandpiper)

2009-08-22 Thread Dave Nutter
), a biologist for MNWR who said the MNWR website has lots of good info on it such as Larue St Clair's sightings from every Tuesday and Friday, and the plans for the various impoundments, and volunteer opportunities to go out into Tschache to pull invasive plants, etc. --Dave Nutter On Saturday

Re: Red-necked Phalaropes, etc - Ithaca

2009-08-31 Thread Dave Nutter
. There were also at least 90 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS in the trees opposite the Cascadilla Boathouse. --Dave Nutter On Monday, August 31, 2009, at 12:22PM, Tom Johnson wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma American Golden-Plovers, Rusty Blackbird, etc.

2009-09-19 Thread Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma more Golden-Plovers

2009-09-20 Thread Dave Nutter
Ann Mitchell just called (11am Sunday 20 Sept 2009) saying she found 9 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, none showing obvious breeding plumage, in the mucklands in the harvested potato fields toward the west end south of NYS 31 despite heat shimmer and road dust. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] stale Stewart Park report

2009-09-23 Thread Dave Nutter
Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove Belted Kingfisher -1 Blue Jay American Crow European Starling I also saw an OSPREY west of NYS 38 just north of the hamlet of Berkshire in Tioga County around 1pm yesterday. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road, 28 Sept

2009-09-28 Thread Dave Nutter
the differences I saw among several views were from changes in posture, angle and lighting. SWAMP SPARROW - 1 at north edge, 1 by northeast edge WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - 1 by northeast edge INDIGO BUNTING - at least 3, maybe more; also heard some song AMERICAN GOLDFINCH - lots --Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park terns

2009-09-30 Thread Dave Nutter
Mid-day 30 Sept 4 CASPIAN TERNS 1 FORSTER'S TERN are foraging over the southeast corner of Cayuga Lake off Stewart Park. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) http://www.mail

[cayugabirds-l] Hog Hole via railroad grade

2009-10-10 Thread Dave Nutter
in Children's Garden House Finch - 1 flew from thicket west of Children's Garden American Goldfinch - several along railroad grade House Sparrow - flock near dog enclosure --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brant Turkey Vultures

2009-10-14 Thread Dave Nutter
the Cayuga Inlet valley, 3/5 in a big kettle over NYS 13 just east of Warren Road, the a few minutes later the other 1/5 working their way south over the airport, Sapsucker Woods and the Northeast neighborhood, plus others during the day. --Dave Nutter On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at 10:23AM

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Freeze Rd. Orange-crowned Warbler

2009-10-17 Thread Dave Nutter
Warbler until I had other obligations. Sorry about that. --Dave Nutter On Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 06:55PM, Kevin McGowan wrote: Did I miss something? What Orange-crowned Warbler? k At 06:27 PM 10/17/2009, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: This afternoon I was able to re-find

[cayugabirds-l] north and south basin, 18 Oct

2009-10-18 Thread Dave Nutter
Bob McGuire, Susan Danskin, Ann Mitchell I spent the day (Sun 18 Oct) birding. The other 3 started out at Stewart Park waiting for me then we left as soon as I arrived, so I know little of what was there, except that there was one distant COMMON LOON and, as reported, many PIED-BILLED GREBES,

[cayugabirds-l] grebes gone from Stewart Park 19 Oct

2009-10-19 Thread Dave Nutter
- several clinging to shingled side of boathouse ---Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) 2) http

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Road, 19 Oct mid-day

2009-10-19 Thread Dave Nutter
-headed Cowbird - 1 pair --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) 2)

[cayugabirds-l] frog barn Freese Road quiet

2009-10-22 Thread Dave Nutter
-HEADED COWBIRD just north of the parking area, a single HOUSE FINCH in the treetops across Freese Road, and a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD singing to the southwest. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 100 brant off east shore

2009-10-23 Thread Dave Nutter
breakfast time? --Dave Nutter On Friday, October 23, 2009, at 05:21AM, wrote: 100 brant off east shore pk 0815 23 oct -dave nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scoter flock grows

2009-10-24 Thread Dave Nutter
leaning against the guardrail. --Dave Nutter On Saturday, October 24, 2009, at 12:58PM, Ken Rosenberg wrote: I also got better looks at the Scoter flock around 3 PM, by climbing partway up the slope above East Shore Park to reduce the heat shimmer. I counted about 200 birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Scissor-tailed flycatcher

2009-10-24 Thread Dave Nutter
see it, as I may have phone numbers for many of them. --Dave Nutter On Saturday, October 24, 2009, at 07:02PM, Meena Haribal wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] canid decoy on golf course

2009-10-24 Thread Dave Nutter
addtional measures. --Dave Nutter Meena wrote: Also from the Stewart Park, on the Golf Course edge, I saw a canid like creature decoy does anyone know what is that for? -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Rusty Blackbirds, Fox Sparrows, no Red-headed Woodpecker

2009-10-26 Thread Dave Nutter
at the compost or commuting. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) 2)

[cayugabirds-l] Pacific Loon, many Commons, retraction of Red-throated

2009-11-05 Thread Dave Nutter
and a couple AMERICAN WIGEON. Also scattered about the north half of the lake were more COMMON LOONS, BUFFLEHEADS, MALLARD, AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS, a handful of PIED-BILLED GREBES and the 3 usual gulls. --Dave Nutter On Thursday, November 05, 2009, at 09:45AM, wrote

[cayugabirds-l] Wed 16 Dec Stewart Pk gulls, swans, etc

2009-12-17 Thread Dave Nutter
they take shelter. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) 2) Please

[cayugabirds-l] dead crows

2009-12-18 Thread Dave Nutter
. --Dave Nutter On Friday, December 18, 2009, at 04:05PM, Meena Haribal wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Treman Marine Park ( Stewart)

2009-12-19 Thread Dave Nutter
grade HOUSE SPARROW - 2 males in thicket west of Children's Garden --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1) 2) http

[cayugabirds-l] King Eiders, Rainbow Shores, Lake Ontario

2009-12-20 Thread Dave Nutter
were put up by an adult BALD EAGLE. An immature Bald Eagle soared to our west, and most of the previously-mentioned waterfowl except the eiders were present in small numbers. It was a very successful trip, including a PEREGRINE FALCON as we passed through Syracuse. --Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Peregrine stewart pk snag opp

2009-12-24 Thread Dave Nutter
HERRING GULL - (no unusual gulls that I could pick out) GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL BELTED KINGFISHER - 1 flew from 98% frozen Fall Creek past totally frozen lagoon --Dave Nutter On Thursday, December 24, 2009, at 08:40AM, wrote: Peregrine stewart pk snag opp boathouse 1130

[cayugabirds-l] a few more species from Treman Marine Park

2009-12-24 Thread Dave Nutter
TUNDRA SWANS close to the corner of the lake. In weeds near the lakeshore I saw 2 SWAMP SPARROWS. Looking across at the Stewart Park ice shelf I was able to pick out an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a/the juvenile ICELAND GULL. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] ducks ousted

2009-12-27 Thread Dave Nutter
TREE SPARROWS in a flock near the mouth of the inlet, a couple of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, a SONG SPARROW, lots of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, among other expected birds. Twice I heard but did not see a RED-TAILED HAWK, but once I suspected BLUE JAYS were to blame. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L

Fwd: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Count Week

2009-12-28 Thread Dave Nutter
, even if you don't know if it's in the count circle or even in the Cayuga Lake Basin. --Dave Nutter From: Joe Carol Slattery To: 'Dave Nutter' Date: December 28, 2009 09:14:20 AM PST Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Count Week -- Cayugabirds-L

Re: [cayugabirds-l] raptor week for me too

2010-01-06 Thread Dave Nutter
. --Dave Nutter On Wednesday, January 06, 2010, at 12:15PM, Nancy Cusumano wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Archives: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] scoter sp @ Stewart Park

2010-01-09 Thread Dave Nutter
Friday (8 Jan) I saw a female surf/white-winged scoter off Stewart Park from the tennis courts, but was unable to pin down the ID due to brief poor looks with waves, diving, heat shimmer, wind, snow, etc. Sorry for the late and vague report. There were hunters decoys at the southeast corner

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Greater White-fronted Goose, Eared Grebe, owls

2010-01-11 Thread Dave Nutter
This is a re-send; it didn't seem to go through earlier this evening --Dave Nutter On Monday, January 11, 2010, at 03:07PM, Dave Nutter wrote: The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was sleeping in the southeast corner of the big pond on NYS 90 in Union Springs when I left around

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, 14 Jan 2010

2010-01-14 Thread Dave Nutter
Gadwall Lesser Scaup Canvasback Common Merganser Ring-necked Duck Greater Scaup American Black Duck Red-breasted Merganser Long-tailed Duck Downy Woodpecker Fish Crow --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bradfield peregrine

2010-01-15 Thread Dave Nutter
up to see it. So even if you see a Peregrine, someone else may see a Red-tail shortly afterward in the same place. --Dave Nutter On Friday, January 15, 2010, at 02:40PM, wrote: It's interesting that the Peregrine over at Cornell was seen around 5, because over here at Ithaca

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Northern Pintail

2010-01-15 Thread Dave Nutter
A/The male NORTHERN PINTAIL was in the flock of REDHEADS off the ice out from the main pavilion at Stewart Park at 3pm today (15 January). He looked very jaunty - tall and lean and rakish - in that conservative crowd. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Common Ravens, OOB Northern Shrike, American Kestrel

2010-01-20 Thread Dave Nutter
on Peruville Road opposite North Wood Road; and a male AMERICAN KESTREL in the town of Cortlandville, I suspect also just outside the basin, on NYS 222 opposite the east end of Old Groton Rd. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Peregrine sightings so far Friday 1/22

2010-01-22 Thread Dave Nutter
Sciences parking lot from the taxi. At 12:24pm it flew north on Cayuga Street and alit on the tower of the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Court Street. No idea where it was in between, and by 12:45 it had disappeared again. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk, Hermit Thrush, Rough-legged Hawk

2010-01-31 Thread Dave Nutter
times, but we saw one only briefly. Ann I drove around Lansing afterward but the only unusual bird we saw was a dark ROUGH- LEGGED HAWK at the airport. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk, Short-eared Owls, etc.

2010-02-01 Thread Dave Nutter
owls tended to swallow such things whole. I also took some really miserable photos as the light disappeared. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tagged crow spotted

2010-02-04 Thread Dave Nutter
at the nest. --Dave Nutter On Thursday, February 04, 2010, at 05:43PM, M Kardon wrote: While walking at 9:30 this morning on Meadow St., not birding, I saw a crow on the grass in front of Moe's Southwest Grill. It had a 1 by 1 1/2 inch white tag on each wing. The tag on the left wing

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Leucistic duck on Factory St. Pond

2010-02-07 Thread Dave Nutter
, Barred, Northern Saw-whet, and Boreal Owls. --Dave Nutter On Saturday, February 06, 2010, at 01:56PM, John and Fritzie Blizzard wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: 2010 Waterfront Spring Cleanup - Saturday, March 27 from 9am to 12 Noon

2010-02-12 Thread Dave Nutter
On Friday, February 12, 2010, at 03:24AM, Rick Manning wrote: Dear Friends of the Waterfront, The City of Ithaca, Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative and the Waterfront District Association are coordinating the 3rdannual Waterfront Spring Cleanup on March 27 between 9am

[cayugabirds-l] glaucous gull

2010-02-12 Thread Dave Nutter
A /The immature white GLAUCOUS GULL was on Cayuga Lake this morning (Fri 12 Feb) north of the cluster of pilings and visible in the shimmer scoping from East Shore Park and Stewart Park, but presumably easier to see from Treman Marine Park or the west shore. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] 'round the lake Saturday with Cayuga Bird Club

2010-02-20 Thread Dave Nutter
she deserves a bird-and-a-half for everything we found from the west side of the lake. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] eagles ducks, southwest Cayuga Lake

2010-02-21 Thread Dave Nutter
birds in brush around nearby feeders I heard a possible PINE SISKIN once but could not confirm it. Elaina, keep your eyes open for it! --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] No Purple Martins

2010-03-17 Thread Dave Nutter
martin house. This was tried at the Lab of O last year. --Dave Nutter On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 05:01PM, Joe Carol Slattery wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Double-crested Cormorant on red lighthouse

2010-03-17 Thread Dave Nutter
. Yesterday I also tried without seeing any owl, but was pleasantly surprised to see a BROWN CREEPER on the nest tree, which is a very good office bird for me. --Dave Nutter On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 12:59PM, wrote: Double-crested Cormorant on red lighthouse breakwater

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma, Chimney Bluffs; Towhee other basin 2010 firsts

2010-03-22 Thread Dave Nutter
, Savannah 16 Mar CHIPPING SPARROW by Mary Winston at south feeders, Lab of O, Lansing 17 Mar DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT by Dave Nutter on red lighthouse breakwater, south end Cayuga Lake, Ithaca 17 Mar WINTER WREN by Jack Ruggirello behind Tunison Fish Lab, Gracie Rd, Cortlandville 19 Mar EASTERN PHOEBE

[cayugabirds-l] many Tree Swallows, east side of jetties

2010-03-23 Thread Dave Nutter
in vegetation on the shore opposite me, and I scoped an EASTERN PHOEBE working its way north one perch at a time - a good office bird. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte's gull @ stewart park

2010-03-24 Thread Dave Nutter
before and since giving a typical trill around my yard. --Dave Nutter On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 12:07PM, wrote: Bonaparte's gull @ stewart park 1 winter plumage 3pm 24 Mar -dave nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] 25 March, Stewart Park Jetty Woods

2010-03-25 Thread Dave Nutter
Canada Goose, most paired, incl hybrid goose at the wide spot up Fall Creek Wood Duck 2M,1F possibly an additional pair American Black Duck 2 pair on Lake Mallards, leucistic female w/male in Jetty Woods; 2 white ducks Ring-necked Duck, ~9 Lesser Scaup, ~10 Bufflehead, ~35, mostly far to

[cayugabirds-l] sentimental bird returns

2010-03-26 Thread Dave Nutter
hope you find this bird as well as a mess of others up to and including the Black-throated Blue Warbler (rare in MO) before you go. I guess that'll be awhile. Sorry to get mushy so soon. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden birds

2010-03-27 Thread Dave Nutter
stoops AMERICAN KESTREL 1 male along road near observatory KILLDEER 1 flyby HORNED LARK several in fields Freese Road pond BLUE-WINGED TEAL 1M,1F --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Armitage Rd. Pectoral Sandpipers and a possible Baird's

2010-03-29 Thread Dave Nutter
) from Elm Beach Rd. --Dave Nutter On Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 04:27PM, James G. Kohlenberg wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: courting merlins

2010-03-29 Thread Dave Nutter
I know this is out-of-basin, but Merlins are very cool. Has anybody seen either the lower Collegetown pair or the Cornell Heights/Cayuga Heights pair this year? I haven't. With Paul Hurtado leaving town we need someone to adopt these birds and keep us apprised. --Dave Nutter From: Norm

[cayugabirds-l] Lab of O, Mount Pleasant

2010-04-01 Thread Dave Nutter
BLUEBIRD song --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) 2) 3) http

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, possible Bell's Vireo rumor

2010-04-07 Thread Dave Nutter
Swallow sp. I saw backlit there yesterday as I went past at the speed limit with a fare, and a PINE WARBLER singing in pines beside The Parkway in Cayuga Heights near Parkway Place, a good sighting from the taxi. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Ospreys (re)claim Portland Point nest, Lansing

2010-04-09 Thread Dave Nutter
and knowledge. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) 2) 3) http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma recovery?

2010-04-12 Thread Dave Nutter
. --Dave Nutter On Monday, April 12, 2010, at 06:15AM, Jacalyn C. Spoon wrote: -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday 11 April, SFO Montezuma west side Cayuga Lake

2010-04-12 Thread Dave Nutter
us by cliff These were just the highlights. There were many species of waterfowl among the many sites. Another fun day of birding. It was great to have so many eyes searching for the birds. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Tuesday Brown Thrasher

2010-04-14 Thread Dave Nutter
/territories involved. This was the first time in several days that I checked this area, and the most thorough (for a slow taxi ride). It looks as though this/these bird(s) got here just ahead of the rush. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Ospreys

2010-04-19 Thread Dave Nutter
any leads on Tompkins County Bald Eagle nests this year? --Dave Nutter On Monday, April 19, 2010, at 08:30PM, Dave Nutter wrote: This morning (19 April) about 11am I was scoping from the white lighthouse jetty and saw an OSPREY carrying a fish over Cayuga Heights. I followed

[cayugabirds-l] keep track of Chimney Swifts

2010-04-22 Thread Dave Nutter
This is from Geneseebird-L about reporting Chimney Swifts for and accessing info about them from a major study. --Dave Nutter Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 1:22:12 + From: To: Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] York: Chimney Swifts Message-ID: 20100422012213

Re: [cayugabirds-l] swallows and terns

2010-04-26 Thread Dave Nutter
far out from the lighthouse: 2 male WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 1 female GADWALL. --Dave Nutter On Monday, April 26, 2010, at 11:14AM, Sydney F Penner wrote: Today is a marvellous day for swallow watching. I saw lots of swallows everywhere I went and all of them were flying

[cayugabirds-l] 2010 basin first records updates

2010-05-03 Thread Dave Nutter
of errors, omissions, etc. If multiple observers found a new species on the same day, and I didn't sense a clear priority, I listed each separated by a slash. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Wood-Pewee on eastern EIRW

2010-05-07 Thread Dave Nutter
from nearby, so I'm putting this down as a first. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1) 2) http

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Arnot Forest (out of basin)

2010-05-15 Thread Dave Nutter
considered the day a great success. I'll be back there tomorrow morning for the final field trip of this year's Spring Field Ornithology course. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Arnot Forest Sunday

2010-05-16 Thread Dave Nutter
the field; more at edges, including 3 in a single view with a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and a male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT; Many thanks to all the students for their eyes and ears as we helped each other find lots of amazing birds this spring. --Dave Nutter On Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 03:29PM, bob mcguire

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern, possible Sora, Railroad Rd

2010-05-31 Thread Dave Nutter
the road, where they seemed to emanate. If you were on Railroad Road at that time and know whether anyone besides birds was broadcasting Sora calls, please tell me. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] hudsonian godwit, montezuma NWR, sat eve

2010-06-05 Thread Dave Nutter
I just got a call (6:45pm, Sat 5 June) from Kevin McGowan who is at the Montezuma NWR Visitor Center deck watching a (continuing) HUDSONIAN GODWIT. Maybe it will stick around until I get a chance to go see it! --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Plovers, etc, East Rd

2010-06-08 Thread Dave Nutter
Sandpipers 2 White-rumped Sandpipers 1 Dunlin And I also did not see the Hudsonian Godwit. However I did get a nice look at a Solitary Sandpiper alongside the Wildlife Drive opposite Benning Marsh. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] ruddy turnstone, myers point 8:20am

2010-06-12 Thread Dave Nutter
ruddy turnstone, myers point 8:20am fide Ann Mitchell, pointed out by Tom Johnson. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] ruddy turnstone, myers pt 9:30am; laughing gull left

2010-06-12 Thread Dave Nutter
This seems not to have gone through when I sent it earlier. --Dave Nutter On Saturday, June 12, 2010, at 07:36AM, Dave Nutter wrote: I went up to Myers Point to see the RUDDY TURNSTONE, and had been admiring it for awhile at close range as it passed me on the beach when I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ruddy turnstone, myers point 8:20am

2010-06-12 Thread Dave Nutter
. The Turnstone was still present, but hard to see on the spit beyond a gravel embankment, when I left around 9:35 along with Susan Danskin Gary Kohlenberg who just missed the gull. --Dave Nutter On Saturday, June 12, 2010, at 05:20AM, Dave Nutter wrote: ruddy turnstone

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus 8 August

2010-08-08 Thread Dave Nutter
pond is dry and was being plowed/disked/harrowed in preparation for some water to be added around mid-week according to rumors. The other highlight of the trip was a MERLIN feeding atop a roadside snag on NYS 89 just north of Canoga about 7am and another one on the west side of East Road. --Dave

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dozen COMNIG flew south, 4

2010-08-24 Thread Dave Nutter
up this 6-letter system when inputting data at the Lab of O years ago. I find it easier to use and translate than the 4 letter codes some folks use --Dave NutterOn Aug 24, 2010, at 03:22 PM, wrote: Dozen COMNIG flew south, 4 still over tops 6:20pm --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Species codes

2010-08-25 Thread Dave Nutter
John, As I tried to indicate in my message, I did not just invent this system. It was already in use for some time as of the mid-1980s at the Lab of O in conjunction with other organizations, including federal researchers. Perhaps they have since abandoned it (I don't know) but I find it very

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Montezuma

2010-08-28 Thread Dave Nutter
Shorebirds today (Sat 28 Aug 2010) from Towpath Road (Montezuma NWR, Tyre) included at least these 15 species:Black-bellied PloverKilldeerSemipalmated PloverLesser YellowlegsStilt SandpiperShort-billed DowitcherLong-billed DowitcherBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERPectoral SandpiperBaird's

re:[cayugabirds-l] Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Knox-Marsellus, Montezuma

2010-08-29 Thread Dave Nutter
Thanks, Meena, for the additional species (American Golden-Plover makes at least 16 shorebird species from Knox-Marsellus yesterday), the distance data, and the optics observations. I've been thinking that the Buff-breasted Sandpipers (there may have been more than 2) might be easier to see from

[cayugabirds-l] Little Blue Heron, Montezuma visitor center

2010-09-04 Thread Dave Nutter
Jay McGowan just (9:53am) reported a juvenile Little Blue Heron at the visitor center pond at Montezuma NWR. --Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Little Blue Heron, Montezuma visitor center

2010-09-04 Thread Dave Nutter
At 10:12am Jay reported it flew west out of sight.Stay tuned (Hope you enjoyed it).--Dave NutterOn Sep 04, 2010, at 06:59 AM, Dave Nutter wrote:Jay McGowan just (9:53am) reported a juvenile Little Blue Heron at the visitor center pond at Montezuma NWR. --Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR, Sunday Sept 5

2010-09-05 Thread Dave Nutter
Point PoolAt Stewart Park we also found a few Common Mergansers. Lots of other stuff around, as expected, but we weren't concentrating on landbirds.--Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Ibis at May's Pt is either Glossy or White-faced

2010-09-09 Thread Dave Nutter
This is from Bob Spahn, who got a good close look. Forwarded from Geneseebirds--Dave NutterDate: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:22:15 -0700 (PDT) From: ROBERT SPAHN To: geneseebirds Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] ibis at Montezuma - plegadis ibis species ??? In

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma 9 Sept: yes Ibis, Little Blue Heron, Red Knot

2010-09-10 Thread Dave Nutter
did not see the Franklin's Gull. Several active OSPREYS, immature BALD EAGLES, and NORTHERN HARRIERS were in the area. --Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Sat 9/11

2010-09-11 Thread Dave Nutter
I, too, was at Sapsucker Woods much of the morning, along with Ann Mitchell, Stuart Krasnoff, Gary Kohlenberg, and Paul Anderson. Those of us who stayed late enough to run into Mark family were directed first to a warbler flock containing most of the species he listed, and then to a Philadelphia

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Buff-Breasted Sandpiper

2010-09-11 Thread Dave Nutter
This BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was present late Saturday, very close to the photo blind parking area, and the wildlife drive just past it. Look at Diana's beautiful photos. That's what Ann I saw, the best views ever of this species for either of us. Thanks, Diana Carol! The wildlife drive was open

[cayugabirds-l] various recent mildly interesting birds

2010-09-17 Thread Dave Nutter
ago, perhaps having changed a bit. It was walking on the lawn behind the car wash, certainly the same home range. --Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] bird migration tonight on radar?

2010-09-19 Thread Dave Nutter
the map, the green started right at the radar source and radiated. I suspect this indicates birds throughout the region taking flight and rising into the the radar beams, which are higher the farther they are from the source. --Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] radar bird migration, Buffalo NY

2010-09-19 Thread Dave Nutter
than 15% chance of precipitation. This ain't rain.--Dave NutterOn Sep 19, 2010, at 05:00 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:It's a little before 8pm. I was checking the predicted weather and noticed light northwest winds, and no precipitation overnight. Good night for migration I thought. I

[cayugabirds-l] Monday 20 Sept, Sapsucker Woods, Freese Rd

2010-09-21 Thread Dave Nutter
Yellowthroat - 1 female between parking lot woodsSavannah Sparrow - 1 Song Sparrow - lots; each differentLincoln's Sparrow - 1Indigo Bunting - 1 female typeAmerican Goldfinch - most numerous activeHouse Sparrow - at least 5, probably more; conspicuous--Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Freese Rd gardens 2 Oct

2010-10-02 Thread Dave Nutter
Ann Mitchell I were at the Freese Rd gardens earlier than Mark family. We saw many of the same species, plus a couple he didn't mention, but missed Swamp and were unable to be sure of a Lincoln's Sparrow. Several Song Sparrows seemed to have some Lincoln's traits. The Song Sparrows all look

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR shorebirds continue

2010-10-04 Thread Dave Nutter
ee Swallow - many over water Northern Rough-winged Swallow - many over cattails Barn Swallow - few --Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park

2010-10-07 Thread Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] Pacific Loon reported from Dean's Cove

2010-10-10 Thread Dave Nutter
e familiar with that person or that bird please post? Thanks.--Dave Nutter

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Flat Iron Rd Caroline, construction?

2010-10-11 Thread Dave Nutter
Begin forwarded message:From: Betsy Darlington darlingtonb...@gmail.comDate: October 11, 2010 3:19:52 PMTo: Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.comSubject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flat Iron Rd Caroline, construction?Hi, Dave--The NYS DOT bought that 5-acre field and contracted with a company to put

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park: Red-necked Phalarope, various ducks

2010-10-21 Thread Dave Nutter
maleBUFFLEHEAD - 4 male, 4 femaleGREATER (1) LESSER SCAUP (2) togetherGADWALL - 2 or 3AMERICAN COOT - 7RUDDY DUCK - 6 female, 1 maleAMERICAN WIGEON - 1--Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] forum about fracking, nature-related activities, rural roads

2010-10-24 Thread Dave Nutter
This is second-hand from a bicycling listserv. I don't know anything more than what is below, but it sounded relevant to birders, too. --Dave NutterCornell Outdoor Education, League of Women Voters, Trout Unlimited, Ithaca Health Alliance and more are sponsoring"Lessons from Pennsylvania: Impact

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Saturday afternoon

2010-10-31 Thread Dave Nutter
, and the firefighters' practice area) I encountered a small mixed flock of 1 DOWNY WOODPECKER, 2 BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES, 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, and a BROWN CREEPER. --Dave Nutter

[cayugabirds-l] loon watch, Sunday morning

2010-10-31 Thread Dave Nutter
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park this morning

2010-11-02 Thread Dave Nutter
Paul ( all),Yes, that's a first winter male BLACK SCOTER like Tim found, and I several other folks saw on Saturday. Today I scoped it fairly close and in great light. The profile, as Paul says, was like Sibley shows for female or juvenile Black Scoter, (Today it did not seem so flat-crowned, and

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