[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Wetlands Complex Today Oct 27, 2009

2009-10-27 Thread david nicosia
Was in the area today, so stopped by Montezuma Wetlands Complex for a couple hours. Started at Van Dyne Sporer Road with no luck on Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Was there for about 45 minutes or so. I did see an immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK. Large head, chunky bird, with the head projecting well

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Cayuga Lake Monday Nov 2nd, 2009

2009-11-02 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip to Montezuma today via the west side of Cayuga Lake on the way up and down the east side on my way back. Below are my notes from the trip... Treman Park (on the canal where the rowing teams practice)- 24 BRANT Lower Lake Road- not much, just several flocks of BLACK DUCKS, and

[cayugabirds-l] Cooperative Short-Eared Owl

2010-01-10 Thread david nicosia
My wife and I got a great look at a short-eared owl from Route 31 near the potato building in the mucklands, Savannah, NY today (Sunday 1/10). The bird was perched on a guard rail and remained for quite some time! Got a nice photo... link is below.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cooperative Short-Eared Owl

2010-01-10 Thread david nicosia
...@clarityconnect.com To: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010 6:55:27 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cooperative Short-Eared Owl Dave, that's a wonderful image. I'm curious about what camera you used and what settings you used and how far away from the owl you were. What's great

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Sat Jan 16th- 2 Long Tailed Ducks

2010-01-16 Thread david nicosia
Birded Stewart Park today around midday for an hour or so. There was a fairly large raft of waterfowl right next to the ice edge. Most of these ducks were redheads with some scaup (probably lessor), and mallards mixed in. Highlight for me were 2 long-tailed ducks amid all the redheads/scaup.

[cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake Today 3/11

2010-03-11 Thread david nicosia
Tremendous day around Cayuga Lake. Started at Stewart Park at 8 am. had the following: many bufflehead, few hooded merganser, several common merganser, wood duck, several american widgeon, two dozen or so green-winged teal, many canada geese, mallards, few black duck, many common goldeneye,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Western Grebe at Chimney Bluffs, 4PM Wends.

2010-03-18 Thread david nicosia
All, I am planning a trip up to Lake Ontario this Saturday with my wife. I will be stopping by Chimney Bluffs in the hopes of seeing the Western Grebe. I also heard that there are many other great spots up there for other birds. Does anyone have any suggestions on locations in that general area

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Road Today 4/2 - Pectoral Sandpipers continue.

2010-04-02 Thread david nicosia
My wife and I took a trip up to Armitage road this afternoon. We saw 9 pectoral sandpipers and a lone dunlin that have been found by others. The shorebirds were found on the north side of the road very close to the dike, initially,where they were tough to see from Armitage. Eventually they

[cayugabirds-l] Birding Tompkins County Today

2010-05-04 Thread david nicosia
I had a couple hours to kill today in the Ithaca area so I got a little birding in. Highlights:  CERULEAN WARBLER singing in Jetty Woods. Also present were several AMERICAN REDSTARTS, BALTIMORE ORIOLES, WARBLING VIREOS, and 1 YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. At Stewart Park, nothing out of the

[cayugabirds-l] ABA Website Devoted to the Oil Spill's effect on Birdlife

2010-05-31 Thread david nicosia
This is an almost daily blog that covers the impacts on bird life due to the massive oil spill in the Gulf.  Caution:  It can be really sad and depressing! http://birding.typepad.com/gulf/ Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebirds Monday 7/26/10

2010-07-26 Thread david nicosia
The shorebird concentration continues in Knox-Marcellus Marsh. Birds were  seen best from Towpath Road with favorable lighting. Most of the shorebirds today were found in the first impoundment on Towpath.   Got at least 6 STILT SANDPIPERS, and 6 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. There were 3 DOWITCHERS

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Sat 8/7

2010-08-07 Thread david nicosia
Went to Knox-Marcellus Marsh with my friend Dan Watkins this morning. We birded Towpath Road from 9 to 11 am. The shorebird concentrations continue. Unfortunately most of the birds today were far away and not easy to see, especially with some heat shimmer.  There was probably much more there that

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loggerhead Shrike Binghamton NY

2010-08-16 Thread david nicosia
I meant TUESDAY morning at 9 am. not Wednesday. sorry too much excitement here. From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Cc: Dan Watkins ezbird...@aol.com Sent: Mon, August 16, 2010 12:23:10 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Loggerhead

[cayugabirds-l] Correction Probable WESTERN Willet Binghamton NY

2010-08-16 Thread david nicosia
will post more pics of this bird to my flickr account soon. Dave Nicosia Johnson City NY From: Andy Guthrie guthr...@gmail.com To: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com Sent: Mon, August 16, 2010 3:08:15 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loggerhead Shrike

[cayugabirds-l] More Photos of the Willet in Broome County

2010-08-18 Thread david nicosia
I uploaded the rest of the photos I took of the Willet on Monday in Broome County for anyone interested. If there are a few key field marks for western vs eastern races that you can see in these photos, I would appreciate anyone's input. You can email me offline. The photos can be found here:

Re: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Lawrence's Warbler, Ellis Hollow

2010-09-01 Thread david nicosia
I agree. these are nice photos of a hard-to-find bird. GREAT find. From: ConserveBirds conservebi...@gmail.com To: Jay McGowan jw...@cornell.edu; Cayugabirds-L Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Wed, September 1, 2010 9:25:58 PM Subject: Re: Re:[cayugabirds-l]

[cayugabirds-l] Plegadis Ibis and Little Blue Heron May's Point Sat 9/18/10

2010-09-18 Thread david nicosia
Got some digiscoped photos of the GLOSSY/WHITE-FACED IBIS at May's today. Some of these photos capture the tail and back of the bird with one catching the side of the face. They are fair at best. The photo set is below. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/sets/72157624984341182/ The

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets

2010-10-27 Thread david nicosia
A very unusual intense fall storm has been hitting the upper midwest the last couple days. This storm set an all-time record low atmospheric pressure reading for USA yesterday for a storm of non-tropical origin (i.e excluding hurricanes). The barometer dropped to a record low pressure reading of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Threat to COOTS at Stewart Park?

2010-11-14 Thread david nicosia
There was a short post on a Great Black-Backed Gull that has a history of killing coots at Cape May Point from the CMBO website View from Cape: Recent Sightings link... . http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-11-06T23%3A02%3A00-04%3A00 Scroll down to the October

[cayugabirds-l] Birds Today 12-11-10: King Eider, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Cackling Goose, Short-Eared Owl and hundreds of Robins.

2010-12-11 Thread david nicosia
What a great day. Started at Stewart Park around 11 am and found the KING EIDER immediately and exactly where many others had it the last couple days...between the Red and White Lighthouses next to the rocks. Thanks to all for the posts and almost daily updates. What a great bird. The bird was

[cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake New Year's Day

2011-01-01 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip around Cayuga Lake today with Nancy Morgan and Courtney Moore. First stop was Sheldrake. It was windy with choppy waves and not much seen. A couple greater black backed gulls, 1 ring-billed gull and several mallards. The horned grebe that Nancy had here a few days ago was not seen.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BLACK VULTURE

2011-01-25 Thread david nicosia
Susan, I had a black vulture last week in Johnson City. There were also a few reported in spring/summer in the Ithaca area. This species apparently continues to spread northward. Neat. Dave From: Susan Danskin dans...@twcny.rr.com To: CAYUGABIRDS

[cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake March 15th, 2011

2011-03-15 Thread david nicosia
Took my wife around Cayuga Lake today. Weather was nice: lots of sun, temperatures in the 40s with a moderate south wind. The lake was choppy in exposed areas with the coves a little more calm. There was some heat shimmer which hampered distant lake viewing. First stop was Stewart Park.

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Group 6 Sunday 3/27/11

2011-03-27 Thread david nicosia
SFO group 6 had a really nice day despite the cold. In fact, this likely was one of the coldest days in SFO history (along with Saturday!!).  Highlights: Right out the front door of the lab we had one COMMON REDPOLL in  the top of a bush. Next, on the  Wilson Trail in one of the Willow

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake and Montezuma: COMMON TEAL and EURASIAN WIGEON

2011-04-02 Thread david nicosia
Went to Montezuma Wetlands Complex today via the west side of Cayuga Lake. There were quite a few BUFFLEHEAD all the way up the lake visible from Rte. 89. Lower Lake Road continues to have decent numbers of Aythyla species but numbers seems to be down some from a couple weeks ago. Also I saw no

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Saturday 4/9/11 Local Trip

2011-04-09 Thread david nicosia
Had the pleasure of leading the SFO local group this morning. All of us had no strict time constraints so we decided to head up the east side of Cayuga Lake so it really was not that local after all! We didn't plan on it but we made it all the way up to Montezuma since the birding was great.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] migration on radar?

2011-04-11 Thread david nicosia
The circular radar echo pattern you see develop on clear nights after sunset is indeed bird migration. It is the nocturnal migrants taking off for the night. see below for more info on radar ornithology. http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/birdrad/ From:

[cayugabirds-l] Spring Field Ornithology Saturday Group 2 Derby Hill (and Montezuma)

2011-04-16 Thread david nicosia
Led SFO group 2 to Derby Hill  in the cold, wind and driving rain. There was even some snow mixed in at times!!  We continued the SFO tradition of stopping by theSNIPE spot at the intersection of Route 3 and 104B  and found at least 8 WILSON'S  SNIPE (there were  probably many more). Given

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Myer's Today 5/4/11

2011-05-04 Thread david nicosia
Wasn't planning on a trip today but when radar showed that it was raining from Binghamton and points east, decided to head west. Getting tired of birding in the rain!! First stop was Myer's and I had 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES, 1 singing near the entrance and the other across the Salmon Creek. Even

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today 5/6/11

2011-05-06 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip to Montezuma with my birding pal Dan Watkins. We stopped at Myer's to get the Orchard Orioles for Dan with success. At first, we did not hear or see them at all. So, we walked to the point which was flooded and found a couple GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, COMMON LOONS,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler report

2011-05-06 Thread david nicosia
I was there early afternoon today and I don't think we would have missed the am. white pelican! Unless, of course, the birds were somewhere else at the time we were there. Anyway, hope you guys find them. There is alot around up there. I am sure you will find some great birds tomorrow in any

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and around Cayuga Lake 5/10/11

2011-05-10 Thread david nicosia
Took another trip to Montezuma Today with Dan Watkins. Once again we made a quick stop at Myer's before heading up and we only had 1 ORCHARD ORIOLE by the entrance today...an adult male.  We got great looks of this guy as he was singing erratically.  We also had a singing NORTHERN PARULA near the

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants Today Broome Co. 5/16/11

2011-05-16 Thread david nicosia
Radar images early this morning suggested  fallout conditions in the southern tier of NY. There were fairly heavy radar bird echoes across  PA with much less returns in NY...especially north of Binghamton. A cold front dropped south last night and migrants eventually encountered northerly winds

[cayugabirds-l] OOB- Cattle Egret near Johnson City, NY Broome County

2011-05-17 Thread david nicosia
If anyone is interested, there is a CATTLE EGRET in the field north of the intersection of Watson Blvd and Country Club Rd between Johnson City and Endwell NY. I got a few photos...check out the map feature of flickr.com  to see exactly where we had the bird. Bird was found by Dan Watkins and has

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

2011-06-28 Thread david nicosia
It is very interesting that shorebirds are already showing up again and it is late June. Failed breeders? or did they just halt their northward migration for some reason (lack of fat reserves?) and will stage before continuing south again? Could they be very late spring migrants (younger

[cayugabirds-l] Birding again...Red-Headed Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler and Others 6/29/11

2011-06-29 Thread david nicosia
As some of you may know, my dear wife was in a serious car accident a few weeks ago. I am happy to say she is recovering and things are looking up. I really needed a day to get out and go birding with all that has been going on in my life. Birding is VERY theraputic to the mind as many of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow

2011-07-09 Thread david nicosia
Bird was present late morning and singing almost constantly. Easy to find as he was often perched near the top of the blue spruces mentioned below. These trees are fairly close to the road and made for a decent digi-scope photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/5919655744/ Thanks Jeff

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler fledglings

2011-07-10 Thread david nicosia
Great photos!! Glad to see they are raising young there. On another note, why is it that we can't walk out on the trail that goes from Towpath road to east road between both marshes. This is obviously a GREAT fall staging area for shorebirds and we birders have to struggle to get views. Those

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: [bluewing-group] Fw: Wind Turbines Coming to RGV Waters

2011-08-17 Thread david nicosia
more potentially bad news on additional wind farm development...see below. - Forwarded Message - From: bluew...@stny.rr.com bluew...@stny.rr.com To: Bluewing-group bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 8:21 PM Subject: [bluewing-group] Fw: Wind Turbines Coming

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebirds etc. Saturday 9/3/11

2011-09-03 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip up to the Montezuma wetland complex today. First stop was at the visitor's center for a restroom break and a quick check...saw many yellowlegs, mostly lesser but a few greater also. Killdeer also present. Didn't spend much time here.   Next stop was May's point. Lighting is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebirds etc. Saturday 9/3/11

2011-09-03 Thread david nicosia
really did have a long sort of droopy bill. Again, lighting was poor and I could not get any decent digiscope images (all blurry!!!). So another bird I won't call for my records.   From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: Cayuga Birds posting Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Saturday, September

[cayugabirds-l] Night calls 9/24/2011

2011-09-24 Thread david nicosia
Listened for one hour this evening   1040 pm to 1140 pm...the flight appears high as skies are clear, winds light southwesterly. Not ideal. Many calls very high up and inaudible. But have had some nice fairly low GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and SWAINSONS THRUSH calls.   Numbers are as follows:  

[cayugabirds-l] Night Flight Calls Johnson City, NY 9/26/11

2011-09-26 Thread david nicosia
Got up early this morning and listened for 1 hour between 430 am and 530 am. There was very little wind and light fog. There was little traffic and other noise. Great listening conditions. There was a fairly heavy flight, especially of SWAINSON'S THRUSH.   Below are my counts:   SWAINSON'S

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Singing birds

2011-10-15 Thread david nicosia
I heard a Blue-headed vireo singing the other day too...in the hemlocks where they breed at my dad's home. Was it a migrant? or the bird that bred there singing  before he leaves for the south? hard to say... From: Lisa Wood lisa.w...@stewarthowe.com To:

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Sat Nov 26 2011

2011-11-26 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip up the east side of Cayuga Lake, stopped at Montezuma and then went down the west side. It was a long day but the nice weather and of course all the great birds made it very enjoyable.   First stop was in Broome County on Edward's Hill Rd in Lisle, NY where my birding pals Dan

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl at Greater Binghamton Airport...not seen since December 23rd.

2011-12-27 Thread david nicosia
I spoke with Steven Robinson the person who found the Snowy Owl at the Greater Binghamton Airport on December 23rd. He took a photo of it with his cell phone and it is legit. See attached. Unfortunately, he is out there often and has not seen the bird since. I asked the airport operations

Re: ADMIN: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl??? (Cayuga Lake Basin defined)

2011-12-28 Thread david nicosia
I definitively will continue to share any unusual birds we see down here in the southern tier with this list... like the Loggerhead Shrike that a few of you got to see in 2010. Snowy Owl still has not be re-found at the Binghamton airport by the way.  Good luck to you all. Take care. 

[cayugabirds-l] Take a look at this news link: Feds propose allowing wind-farm developer to kill golden eagles

2012-01-05 Thread david nicosia
 see link below. http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/04/9952873-feds-propose-allowing-wind-farm-developer-to-kill-golden-eagles -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] 2 or 3 Grebes??

2012-02-09 Thread david nicosia
It is apparently inconclusive if there has been 2 or 3 Western-type Grebes on Cayuga Lake. Tom Johnson's  question of Western X Clark's Grebe is  intriguing since one of the two birds he and Jay had looks similar to the one at the southern end of the Lake that I photographed on Saturday.  When I

[cayugabirds-l] Group proposes gas drilling test site at Camp Pharsalia...This is an IBA!!!

2012-02-09 Thread david nicosia
On a different topic...I just received this email This is very unsettling http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20120207/NEWS01/202070375  -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] East Side of Cayuga Lake Saturday 18 Feb 2012

2012-02-18 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip with my birding pals, Dan Watkins, Jon Weeks  and Rich Youket to the east side of Cayuga Lake.  First stop was Stewart park for the WESTERN GREBE and we found it pretty quicklydistant...but seen well in a scope. Also seen well from East Park. We also had 2 RED-THROATED LOONS with

[cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Today 04 March 2012

2012-03-04 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip up and around Cayuga Lake today with my father-in-law and brother-in-law. We also went to the Mucklands. The main goal  was to see large numbers of snow geese and the bald eagle nest at Mud Lock. In between snow squalls, we succeeded. Great views of the Bald Eagle pair.  One on nest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Today 04 March 2012

2012-03-04 Thread david nicosia
The more I look at my grebe photo...the head shape seems to make it a horned grebe to me, it is not peaked toward the front of the head...also the white is fairly prominent... not enough duskiness thoughts??? From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

2012-03-06 Thread david nicosia
You guys made the news up there. http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Feedback-Bird-Watchers-141632383.html  From: Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com To: cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:57 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OOB Gray-crowned Rosy

[cayugabirds-l] Around Cayuga Lake and Montezuma Area Wed 07 March 2012

2012-03-07 Thread david nicosia
Spent the day birding around Cayuga Lake and Montezuma. First stop though was Edwards Hill Road in Broome co. where I finally got the NORTHERN SHRIKE for 2012. I had this guy way back in November. From my photos in November vs. today's, it could be the same bird, a first year bird  See  

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today, Sunday March 18, 2012

2012-03-18 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip to Montezuma today with birding friend Stephen Hill.  It was an awesome March day...totaled 63 species which is pretty good, but not unexpected given the exceptional warmth.  Some select photos from the trip can be found here: 

[cayugabirds-l] Some Photos from Today 3/25/12

2012-03-25 Thread david nicosia
Got an email request for my bonaparte's gulls photos. Chris Wood, Jeff Gerbracht  and I  also had a nice look at the blue-winged teal found near Renwick Woods after I finished my SFO.  So I set up a photo group...nothing earth-shatteringjust average quality digi-scoped images.  I also added

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagles at my house- WOW

2012-03-27 Thread david nicosia
I was doing a little yard work and I heard a VERY loud whsh. I looked and I saw an adult bald eagle chasing another adult across my yard into my neighbor's yard BELOW tree top level They must have been barely 20 feet off the ground. I was afraid they would crash into something. Then I look

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Freese Rd, Myers Pt, Montezuma

2012-04-06 Thread david nicosia
Thanks so much Ann and Dave.  This is tremendously helpful for SFO leaders. I am leading the day trip tomorrow and will definitively be referencing this stuff. The weather is going to be sunny for the weekend. Mornings will be cold with afternoon temperatures in the 50s. But... it will be windy,

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Saturday All Day Group

2012-04-07 Thread david nicosia
Below are total species for our SFO Saturday All Day Trip. Leaders were Ann Mitchell and I. | Ann's notes are below.  We had a total of 18 students. It was such a great day. We had  so much fun that, before we knew it, the day was over!!  Thanks to all for such a great birding trip!!  Dave

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Montezuma Sunday April 8, 2012

2012-04-08 Thread david nicosia
Had another spectacular SFO field trip. Was planning on just a short day, 7-11 am, but no one showed up for just the 1/2 day trip. So, I more than willingly, volunteered to lead a group for the whole day! I had a small group, just 4 of us, including me so we had one car. What a day! 1 student got

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO Montezuma Sunday April 8, 2012

2012-04-08 Thread david nicosia
that.  From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: Cayugabirds- L Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu; Bluewing bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2012 7:35 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO Montezuma Sunday April 8, 2012 Had another spectacular SFO field

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tape playing versus habitat loss

2012-04-09 Thread david nicosia
I think it is because it is an easy fix on the play back issue. We can all easily stop doing this if someone proved that it is harmful. This could be done quickly. That is why it is easy for people to comment and debate.  But the issue of this wetland is much more complex and is tied to the

[cayugabirds-l] Sunday April 15, 2012 Ithaca, Montezuma and Vicinity

2012-04-15 Thread david nicosia
What a day. 89 species and some exciting surprises.  Led SFO group 7 and our first stop was Sweedler-Lick Brook and the fields around. Not much at the brook... no Louisiana Waterthrushes yet and did not hear blue-headed vireos yet. We had most of the common birds including black-capped chickadees,

[cayugabirds-l] Glossy Ibis Photos.

2012-04-16 Thread david nicosia
See http://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/sets/72157629469701740/ I posted the exact location of the bird on e-bird. The bird was in the mud flat on the marsh on the right when you drive in from Route 12. Not sure how long he/she will stay. I suspect is was an overshoot from the crazy south

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Willet at Fair Haven, Sunday, July 3rd

2011-07-05 Thread david nicosia
You also have to remember that spring migration begins in the heart of winter...February... for what it is worth. From: Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu Sent: Tue, July 5, 2011 12:30:28 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on the Western Grebe ID

2012-02-05 Thread david nicosia
Here is the link to the photos I took of the Western Grebe...they are all digi-scoped images.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/sets/72157629174516367/  Dave Nicosia  From: Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu To: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com Sent

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake Longtail Ducks

2012-04-01 Thread david nicosia
This is the day of the Long-tailed Ducks. We have had them reported in 3 separate locations in Broome County of which there are pretty rare. We also saw a couple from Myer's Point as well in addition to the one's Meena and others have had at Dryden lake.  In addition, we have 3 red-necked grebes

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-09 Thread david nicosia
I was with Ann, as an SFO co-leader, and I fully agree with her on this one.  I agree that this should not be done during breeding season even though some researchers have done it with little issue apparently. But the number of researchers out there has not exploded like the number of people with 

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB Yellow throated Warbler in Broome Co.

2012-04-21 Thread david nicosia
The YELLOW THROATED WARBLER remained in this birder's yard all day in Vestal Center NY Broome County and was visiting the feeders . I don't have her address. They have had a few groups over today to see the bird. I have emailed her to get her phone number and address and am going to try tomorrow

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: [bluewing-group] yellow-throated warbler- no

2012-04-25 Thread david nicosia
The Yellow-Throated Warbler that visited a feeder in southern Broome County last Sunday was never relocated. The bird was there for one day giving a few birders great looks and photos. The report was entered into e-bird and Courtney had definitive photos.  - Forwarded Message - From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fw: [bluewing-group] Yellow-headed Blackbird 4/26/12

2012-04-26 Thread david nicosia
To get to the marsh, you drive down route 26, the google earth address is 1329 union center maine highway, endicott, ny. You basically drive down route 26 and turn right before you get to the Ann G. McGuinness Intermediate School. There is a road which leads up to the soccer fields for the

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Headed Blackbird Endicott, NY Photos

2012-04-27 Thread david nicosia
Melissa Penta and I got great views mainly with the scope of the YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD almost immediately when we arrived at West Corners Marsh around 7 am. I briefly heard the buzz saw sounding call while she was the first to sight it. The white on the wings in flight is very distinctive!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Headed Blackbird Endicott, NY Photos

2012-04-27 Thread david nicosia
Just got texted by Jon Weeks. Bird still present as of 515 pm.  Given the cold northerly winds expected through tonight,  the bird may stick around for another day or so.  From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: Bluewing bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Vicinity, East Side of Cayuga Lake and Myer's May 1 2012

2012-05-01 Thread david nicosia
Had a meeting between Syracuse and Utica this morning and then had to teach a weather class in Ithaca at 7 pm...so to kill time I spent from 130 to 630 pm today birding from Montezuma to Myer's.  For just 5 hours of birding, I totaled 95 species!! I did no birding in any forested areas so my

[cayugabirds-l] Great fall-out conditions for tonight/Thursday morning

2012-05-02 Thread david nicosia
All, We have a warm/stationary front stalled across NY state right now running roughly Syracuse to Elmira. A warm humid summery air mass is flowing northeast through the Ohio Valley and encountering this colder air mass east of the front in NY. At work, before I left, I was still detecting

Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird

2012-05-02 Thread david nicosia
Day 7 of the YELLOW HEADED BLACKBIRD in Broome County Endicott West Corner's Marsh - Forwarded Message - From: Janet Akin ja...@rochester.rr.com To: Cayuga Birds List CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:30 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird I

[cayugabirds-l] 106 Species in 6 hours Broome County May 4, 2012, 17 species of Warblers.

2012-05-04 Thread david nicosia
Saw the radar last night after sunset and it was lit up with very heavy bird echoesthen a large swath of thunderstorms pushed through central NY. I watched and right after the storms passed  by, the bird echoes were gonemega fallout!  Dan Watkins and I planned a big Broome County Day

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay Colored Sparrow and Prothonotary Warblers easy finds

2012-05-21 Thread david nicosia
whoops...he's right. it is King Road! sorry.  From: Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Monday, May 21, 2012 6:36 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay Colored Sparrow and Prothonotary Warblers easy finds The Clay-colored

[cayugabirds-l] Highlights around Cayuga Basin Today 5/29/12

2012-05-29 Thread david nicosia
Got some birding in with Dan Watkins and Capt. Mike Ackeley before storms.  Myer's Point-  2 singing ORCHARD ORIOLES. 1 female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER hanging around with a male and female common merganser.  Lake Road- 2 singing GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS as others have had. Montezuma Wildlife Drive-

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Highlights around Cayuga Basin Today 5/29/12

2012-05-29 Thread david nicosia
Here is small sample of photos from today. Now back to some foraging... http://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/sets/72157629959515410/  From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: Cayugabirds- L Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu; Bluewing bluewing-gr

[cayugabirds-l] New Michigan State Forest- Pharsalia, NY 6/7/12

2012-06-07 Thread david nicosia
I did my almost annual census of New Michigan State Forest today. I drove 7 miles, including 2.2 miles on North Road, 2.5 miles on  CCC Truck Lane, 1 mile on Coy Street, and 1.3 miles on Fred Stewart Road from 845 am to 1230 pm.  Unfortunately, a swath of mostly spruce forest was leveled by an F2

[cayugabirds-l] Common Loons Whitney Point Reservoir June 19th.

2012-06-21 Thread david nicosia
A friend of mine found two COMMON LOONS Tuesday June 19th on Whitney Point Reservoir in Broome County while fishing. He said the birds were yodeling and were black-colored. So apparently they were in breeding plumage. He often fishes in the Adirondacks and knows these birds well. He also had a

[cayugabirds-l] Fw: [bluewing-group] Common Loon

2012-06-22 Thread david nicosia
One Common Loon was re-found yesterday by Bob Grosek.  After checking NY state breeding bird atlas 1980-85 and 2000-05 there were no reports of summering birds in Broome Co. However, a few other local birders have stated that occasionally a loon or two remains at Whitney Point Lake but apparently

[cayugabirds-l] Common Loon in Non-Breeding Plumage Whitney Point Dam, NY

2012-06-22 Thread david nicosia
All,  I also re-found the COMMON LOON today at Whitney Point Dam and I had a good enough view to confirm it was in  non-breeding plumage. I could not find any other loons as my friend indicated that he saw 2.   The bird was seen well from Keibal Road.  I took some backlight digiscoped images.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ruff at Montezuma

2012-06-25 Thread david nicosia
Any more reports of the RUFF this evening would be appreciated. Thinking of making the 2 hour drive up to find it tomorrow morning. Thanks, Dave Nicosia  From: Mickey Scilingo mickey.scili...@gte.net To: OneidaBirds oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com; CayugaBirds

[cayugabirds-l] Seneca Falls Dickcissels and Puddler's Marsh Shorebirds

2012-07-04 Thread david nicosia
Finally got a chance to get up to Seneca Wetlands Preserve to see the DICKCISSELS that have been discovered. I ran into Wes Hochachka who had just had all three. They were an easy find. I could hear them singing well before I actually found them. I actually saw a female first who was flitting

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American avocet on red lighthouse jetty

2012-07-13 Thread david nicosia
Bird still present as of 1245 pm. Great views from hog hole. Took many digi scope images. Lighting good. Hope they come out. Was just finishing birding Towpath road when I finally saw Tim#39;s email. Thanks Tim. I would have driven right home and missed this great bird. Towpath road continues

[cayugabirds-l] American Avocet Photos from Hog Hole, Ithaca, NY area, south end of Cayuga Lake.

2012-07-13 Thread david nicosia
Great views from Hog Hole between 1145 and 1245 pm today. I don't have a super telephoto lens camera so I digi-scoped these images. Lighting was good. Pictures are just OK but I bet someone with a super telephoto could get great images with good lighting from this spot. I hope the bird sticks

[cayugabirds-l] Puddler's Marsh Shorebirds Friday July 13th, 2012

2012-07-13 Thread david nicosia
I had very good luck today even though it is Friday the 13th.  I wanted to get to Towpath Road in Montezuma early so I could avoid as much heat shimmer as possible. So I arrived around 845 am...a little later than I wanted...but early enough. My target bird was the STILT SANDPIPER. I dipped on

[cayugabirds-l] Birds Today Montezuma and Vicinity, Seneca Meadows.

2012-07-21 Thread david nicosia
Took a trip today with Renee DePrato and Melissa Penta to Montezuma and vicinity.  Our first stop was Towpath Road and the highlight was a GREAT HORNED OWL that first was literally sitting on the road. From a distance we thought it was a really big cat.  The bird unfortunately had one bad eye

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today Aug 2 2012

2012-08-02 Thread david nicosia
Went to Towpath Road this morning with my friend Dan Watkins and 10 year old son Thomas. Knox-Marcellus Marsh continues to have a nice concentration of shorebirds. We found nothing unusual but nevertheless definitively worth the trip.  There were many peeps fairly close to the road which was a

[cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican and American Avocet Montezuma Aug 2 2012 - unconfirmed ebird reports

2012-08-02 Thread david nicosia
Just received an ebird alert of both species at Montezuma today. No details of where or when except that it was today, August 2nd. We certainly  did not have these two species today but it is a huge area. Wish the report would have had details on when and where in the wetlands complex. Well,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American White Pelican and American Avocet Montezuma Aug 2 2012 - unconfirmed ebird reports

2012-08-03 Thread david nicosia
(which we did not check), or even some  part of the Main Pool seen only from the tower which we did not climb. Please, whoever has actual details to confirm or deny my speculation, share them!--Dave Nutter On Aug 02, 2012, at 10:09 PM, david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com wrote: Just received

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Common Nighthawks

2012-08-16 Thread david nicosia
I just had approximately 40 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS floating around close to exit 67N in Endicott, NY! I think there migration is picking up.  From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu To: CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu Sent: Thursday,

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma and Vicinity Broome Naturalist's Club Trip Aug 18, 2012

2012-08-18 Thread david nicosia
I had the privilege today of leading our local bird club to Montezuma wetlands complex. The focus for this trip was shorebirds. My goal was to get good looks at many different species for the group, and point out key field marks and behaviors. We had 10 people and saw 12 different species of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Bunting?

2012-08-27 Thread david nicosia
Bobolink??? From: Paul pschm...@stny.rr.com To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 3:43 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Bunting? I was on van Dyne Spoor Road today  about 1 pm when I saw a mostly white bird perched among about 1/2

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Today Sept 3, 2012

2012-09-03 Thread david nicosia
Went with Melissa Penta to Montezuma and Vicinity Today.  Started at Knox-Marcellus this morning from Towpath Road. Overcast skies, light breeze and pleasant temperatures  made for great viewing. Very little heat shimmer. Spent from 930 am to 1230 pm...where does all the time go when birding?  We

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Sunday 9/16/12

2012-09-16 Thread david nicosia
Went to Montezuma Today with Melissa Penta and her husband, Diego. Some birds we wanted to see were the RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN AVOCET, HUDSONIAN GODWITS  and CATTLE EGRET.  We arrived at Towpath Road and saw Ken Rosenberg.  Of course, he was on the phalarope,

[cayugabirds-l] Update on Night Flight

2012-09-28 Thread david nicosia
. From: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com To: david nicosia daven1...@yahoo.com; Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu; CAYUGABIRDS-L cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu; NFC- L nf...@cornell.edu; Bluewing bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:33

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