[cayugabirds-l] OOB - Red-necked Grebes, Scoters, etc. to our north

2009-10-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
I spent the weekend in Ottawa, and did some birding at Shirley's bay, spotting several Red-necked Grebes, 1 Black Scoter (all alone!), 5 Surf Scoters, 90+ Lesser Scaup, a few Common Goldeneye, and various other waterfowl. The cold northwest wind felt a bit like a Cayuga November (and of

[cayugabirds-l] more Brant

2009-10-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
At 7:30 this morning a flock of Brant (60 or more) flew over my place in West Danby, headed south. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES Archives: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] tetrao recrudescens

2009-10-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
In the woods at home today: Thump... thump... thump.. thump.. ump.. ump.. ump.. up.. up.. up. up, r-rr -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES Archives: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 26 Oct -not found

2009-10-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Spoor is Dutch for a track or railway or railway-spur (cognate with English spur). Van Dyne is also Dutch, of course! -Geo On Oct 27, 2009, at 10:09 AM, John and Sue Gregoire wrote: ... and a large number of harriers at the VanDyne Spoor Rd site. (any ideas on how a spur became spoor?).

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Basin boundaries

2009-12-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
that it is different from the true watershed. Specifically, is Jennings Pond in Danby within the basin for birding? Kathy Clements Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@clarityconnect.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Phoebes, Fox Sparrows, bats

2010-04-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Hotmail: Trusted email with powerful SPAM protection. Sign up now. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@clarityconnect.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] fire at Montezuma and Hawks

2010-04-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
: Sunday, April 04, 2010 2:26 PM To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Subject: [cayugabirds-l] fire at Montezuma Dave was just driving by - it will be devastating, and it appears that there is not much to be done to intercede. Teresa Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2010-04-06 Thread Geo Kloppel
Had an early Brown Thrasher singing-it-up all around my place this morning. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@clarityconnect.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owls and Spotted Salamanders

2010-04-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
maculatum) have begun their annual gathering. Lately, Barred Owls have been hooting down in the gulf, day and night. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@clarityconnect.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles' nest - Michigan Hollow Road

2010-04-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
eggs, perhaps?), but I didn't see any eaglets. One of the cool things about this nesting is that the pair constructed the nest right in the midst of a heronry, and the herons are all on their nests surrounding the eagles. -Geo Geo Kloppel, West Danby -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles' nest - Michigan Hollow Road

2010-04-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
the eagles. -Geo Geo Kloppel, West Danby -- 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/CAYU.html 3

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owls

2010-04-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
There seem to be Barred Owls everywhere I go lately. They're hooting around my place tonight. Earlier this evening some other Barred Owls were hooting-it-up along the south leg of the Abbott's Loop Trail in lower Michigan Hollow. Two days ago I was walking in the swamp woods west of Michigan

[cayugabirds-l] Nashville

2010-04-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
I woke up this morning thinking Last day of April. There must be a Nashville Warbler around here somewhere! And of course there was, right in the blooming apple trees. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] B-t Blue Warbler

2010-05-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
A Black-throated Blue Warbler is among the flood of new arrivals around my home this morning. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Prom night for toads

2010-05-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
on West Jersey Hill Road this evening. In my own (very limited) experience a repeat performance after 24 hours is perfectly possible... -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] new wave of migrants

2010-05-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
(cuckoo food is dangling from all the trees!), and so on and so on... The Phoebes under my eaves have been feeding nestlings for several days. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Morels and Hooded Warblers

2010-05-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
PM, Jeff Gerbracht wrote: In Indiana we always found them around large, dead American Elms (that's the morels, not the warblers). On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: Has anyone else noticed that morels grow in the nesting habitat of Hooded Warblers

[cayugabirds-l] Tennessee jamboree, Cape Mays, etc.

2010-05-16 Thread Geo Kloppel
to get back at lunchtime... -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] nesting activity

2010-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
flower juice in the sun profuse between shadows seeping through to April Grove -Chrysalis (1967) -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree-nesting Mallards

2010-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
Manring Ithaca Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Tree-nesting Mallards

2010-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
Manring Ithaca Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds- L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow in Danby

2010-06-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse_tax.aspx? family=40 Bird! Eric Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] hay cutting question

2010-06-16 Thread Geo Kloppel
of a second cutting. It’s too hot and the field will not grow well. It seems that I would eventually end up plowing to get rid of the unwanted brush and that wouldn’t be good either. I want to keep the land open grassland as the McMansions pop up around me. Thanks, Jacie Geo Kloppel

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Migrants in the morning

2010-08-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
-necked and not just phalaropes, with the same scope. There were also 7 SANDHILL CRANES in the marsh. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY http://haribal.org/ http://picasaweb.google.com/ithmoths http://picasaweb.google.com/mharibal http://www.flickr.com/photos/91426...@n00/ Geo Kloppel

[cayugabirds-l] more Redpolls

2010-12-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
Common Redpolls (just 2 adult males so far) have joined the Goldfinches at my niger feeder in West Danby this morning. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Owl Prowl, duplication

2010-12-31 Thread Geo Kloppel
Not just duplication, but reflexive misapprehension! -Geo On Dec 31, 2010, at 6:52 AM, Richard Guthrie wrote: Reminds me of a time some years ago, when, as NY Editor American Birds CBC issue, I was reviewing Christmas Bird Counts. On a Schenectady count, two groups reported E. Screech

[cayugabirds-l] West Danby Redpolls

2011-01-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
I expected the Redpolls would go off as the snow melted this morning, but now the ground is finally bare and I have about 50 coming to my West Danby feeders. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com

[cayugabirds-l] Saw Whet Owl

2011-01-04 Thread Geo Kloppel
and then crossed the driveway to a pine. I'm five miles outside of the Ithaca count circle, sorry... but I wonder, did anyone try for Saw Whets at the top of West Jersey Hill Rd? -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com

[cayugabirds-l] gobbling

2011-02-06 Thread Geo Kloppel
I can't remember any mention of gobbling yet, but it's been going on at my place every morning for about a week. I've also heard Ruffed Grouse drumming. No Redpolls at my feeders lately, but I do see them overhead occasionally. About 30 went over this morning. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] fox tests turkeys

2011-02-07 Thread Geo Kloppel
in turn. When no weaklings or disabled birds were revealed, she finally trotted off into the woods. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Short-eared owl

2011-03-31 Thread Geo Kloppel
@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g

[cayugabirds-l] dog park Osprey

2011-04-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
It was fun to see an Osprey perching on the pole-mounted nest platform at Treman Marine Park this morning. In spite of the dog- walking traffic on the trail that encircles the site, the bird persisted for more than an hour (all the time I had). -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle

2011-04-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
, Bock and Lepthien 1976, Smith 1991, Hussell 1996). Few adults are found in these irruptions (Bagg 1969, Smith 1991). -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Danby: Bald Eagle, Brown Thrasher, Yellow-rumped Warbler

2011-04-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
On Apr 24, 2011, at 9:12 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: I'm curious, a Killdeer was doing it's broken-wing fake out yesterday, would they have eggs to defend already? Or was it just practicing? ;^) Eric First New York egg date for Killdeer is April 3rd (see the NY breeding season tables

[cayugabirds-l] Another kitchen-window Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2011-04-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
Pat and I just looked out OUR kitchen window, and there's a male ROSE- BREASTED GROSBEAK, all decked-out for Easter! -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine siskins

2011-05-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
. -- asher -Never play it the same way once. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] today on Tupper Road

2011-05-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
-THROATED BLUE WARBLER TENNESSEE WARBLER NASHVILLE WARBLER HOODED WARBLER MOURNING WARBLER LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH OVENBIRD CANADA WARBLER COMMON YELLOWTHROAT -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-05-17 Thread Geo Kloppel
. There are no Collegetown Bagel outlets here, but I'd found a couple of morels in the orchard, so when I got home I sauteed them in butter and put them between rye with just a thin slice of Lorraine cheese. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g

[cayugabirds-l] Tupper Road birds

2011-05-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
. The Phoebes left even more exuberant streamers of horsehair dangling from the new nest, but these are easily overlooked behind the foliage. I have not seen Phoebes use horsehair this way before, and wonder how they came to take up the practice. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road

[cayugabirds-l] Nighthawk

2011-05-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
While driving along route 34 in Cayuga County, I spotted a COMMON NIGHTHAWK about a mile north of Scipio Center. The time was approximately 5:30 pm. I think that area drains westward to Great Gully, or maybe southward to Big Salmon Creek... -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper

[cayugabirds-l] more nests

2011-05-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
in Brooklyn. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] settling-in

2011-05-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
overhead male Blackburnian Warblers were advertising territories, saying No, no, we're staying here! -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cliff Swallow colony (OOB)

2011-05-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
at the railing and enjoy a close-up top-side view as the birds enter and leave. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrows?

2011-05-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-05-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
as hickory nuts! -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nighthawk, etc.

2011-05-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothontary Warbler Spot

2011-06-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
estimated below). Matt From: Geo Kloppel geoklop...@gmail.com To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Birding cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:37 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothontaries -- Yes When I plugged-in the provided coordinates the other day, Google Earth landed me out

[cayugabirds-l] one flew east, one flew west...

2011-06-07 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just spotted a Black-billed Cuckoo, moving surreptitiously from tree to tree, carrying food for young. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] West Danby Acadian Flycatcher

2011-06-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
the preserve signs and SF yellow paint blazes south about 1,000' through hemlock forest to reach the tiny stream; walk upstream just 100' - 200' and you're there. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuta Outlet Winter Wren

2011-06-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
didn't make an effort to spot the singer, but I imagine it wouldn't have been too difficult, as the gorge is quite narrow and visibility is good under the tall hemlocks and yellow birch. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

2011-06-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
/ CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- Geo Kloppel Bowmaker

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

2011-06-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
Perhaps the fruiting mulberry trees are only luring birds into the vicinity of something else that's deadly. Windows? -Geo On Jun 23, 2011, at 5:21 PM, bob mcguire wrote: Yes Joe, we've heard that. But death?? On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote: The unripe fruits and the milky

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead Birds - Mulberry Tree

2011-06-23 Thread Geo Kloppel
, 2011, at 6:35 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote: Perhaps the fruiting mulberry trees are only luring birds into the vicinity of something else that's deadly. Windows? -Geo On Jun 23, 2011, at 5:21 PM, bob mcguire wrote: Yes Joe, we've heard that. But death?? On Jun 23, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote

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

2011-06-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just speculating myself, but some two-year old Black-bellied Plovers making their first trip back to the arctic might fail to breed through inexperience rather than lack of energy. -Geo On Jun 28, 2011, at 8:42 AM, david nicosia wrote: It is very interesting that shorebirds are already

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

2011-06-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
-Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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

2011-06-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
There may also be some ambiguity about which kinds of failures are meant to be included among the failed breeders. The phrase does seem to cover individuals who fail in the midst of breeding (losing their eggs or unfledged young to predation or accident), but what about those who fail

[cayugabirds-l] Failed Thrashers? starting over?

2011-06-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
moving about in the shrubbery, eyeing me nervously. Good sign! And I can hear that delightful singing again out the window as I write this. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren serenade

2011-07-22 Thread Geo Kloppel
/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lindsay Parsons -- Cerulean, Worm-eating and Parula

2011-07-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Chris, you wrote: Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) 1 *Local/Rare in summer. This bird was NOT up the far hillside (!!), but along the main trail system right where the trail crosses the railroad tracks. Yes. At the L-P Preserve at this time of year, after the young have

[cayugabirds-l] hard-working parents

2011-07-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
Meena wrote: I cant imagine the amount of work they put in to raise their kids! I Speaking of harried parents, the Sharp-shinned Hawk fledglings at my place are now old enough to chase their parents during prey-deliveries. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY

[cayugabirds-l] still hatching

2011-07-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
Yesterday evening in the Danby State Forest I came across the eggshell of a thrush, probably Hermit Thrush. It must have been discarded very recently, as it was lying atop fresh ATV tracks. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Nighthawks over Wegmans

2011-09-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
I spotted two Nighthawks over Wegmans / Nate's Floral Estates at about 5:45 this evening. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: herbicide for Cayuga Inlet invasive plant

2011-09-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
It's quite possible that birds (migratory waterfowl) were the vector that introduced H. verticillata to the Ithaca waterways, in which case we could expect more of the same. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop

[cayugabirds-l] hawks moving

2011-09-12 Thread Geo Kloppel
Getting some hawk movement over West Danby / Thatcher's Pinnacles right now: two small kettles of Broad-wings (16 and 6), two Osprey, 1 Sharp-shin and a handful of Red-tails so far. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop

Re:[cayugabirds-l] hawks moving

2011-09-12 Thread Geo Kloppel
...and here comes another kettle of 9 Broad-winged Hawks, also a large lanky accipiter, presumed Cooper's Hawk. Wish I could go on watching, but I have an appointment to keep. -Geo On Sep 12, 2011, at 12:19 PM, Geo Kloppel wrote: Getting some hawk movement over West Danby / Thatcher's

[cayugabirds-l] hawks moving

2011-09-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
Golden Eagle, 1 adult Cooper's Hawk, numerous Red- tailed Hawks and several Turkey Vultures, as well as a strong flight of monarch butterflies. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] before dawn

2011-09-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
that it's still a jungle out there. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] out the window

2011-10-02 Thread Geo Kloppel
While rehairing violin bows at my workbench this afternoon, I heard the soft chattering of a Carolina Wren as it flew up under the eaves and began to hunt for insects and spiders. This is a pretty common occurrence at my shop, so I didn't bother craning my neck for a view, but a few

[cayugabirds-l] loon flight

2011-10-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
decided to stand out in the yard and see what migrants might come off Cayuga. By 9:15 I had counted 192 loons. I also saw a little flock of 11 or 12 Brant go over. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Point - Black Scoters, Brant

2011-10-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
On Oct 27, 2011, at 11:44 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: The highlight was an incredible 2865 BRANT Wow! I wonder if they just kept going? The cloud ceiling in West Danby has hovered just a couple hundred feet obove the valley floor all morning, but there doesn't seem to be any fallout...

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Decimal degrees

2011-12-18 Thread Geo Kloppel
drew the BBA grid, and I did the same in my old DeLorme's Atlas. But for casual birding navigation I vote for decimal lat long. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll and Siskin at feeder

2012-02-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
to rumage for fallen seeds below. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned Kinglet

2012-03-12 Thread Geo Kloppel
Walking through mixed woods between Tompkins Community Hospital and the Black Diamond Trail this afternoon I came upon a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Perhaps an over-wintering bird, but in keeping with the mild weather, it was singing! Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-04-24 Thread Geo Kloppel
tree over my porch. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Least Flycatcher

2011-04-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
In 'downtown' West Danby this morning, a LEAST FLYCATCHER. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush

2011-04-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
Another early bird: along Station Road in West Danby, at the old foundation on the L-P Preserve , a singing WOOD THRUSH! Quite a few Hermit Thrushes and Blue-Headed Vireos here too. The woods are swimming and the streams are roaring! -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warbler

2011-05-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
-and- white Warblers, Juncos, a Northern Oriole, and a Worm-eating Warbler. However, the filtered sunlight was too wan for much of that, and within five minutes they all shut up! -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-05-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
HAWK (nest is complete, and contains some down) And some birds that are already carrying food for young: BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE AMERICAN ROBIN EASTERN PHOEBE COMMON RAVEN (young are out of the nest now, I think) -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026

Re: [cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2011-05-11 Thread Geo Kloppel
LEAST FLYCATCHER, briefly singing SCARLET TANAGER and RED-EYED VIREO, and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS under the feeder -- but nary a warbler. Oh, and a flock of 12 PINE SISKINS after none for several weeks. KEN Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prothontaries -- Yes

2011-06-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why cowbirds foster their eggs to other birds

2011-06-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Marilyn, This article from the Smithsonian National Zoo covers your question: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/fact_sheets/default.cfm? fxsht=3 -Geo On Jun 26, 2011, at 9:06 AM, Marilyn Ray wrote: Hello Birders, The other day I got into my car just as a show about birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why cowbirds foster their eggs to other birds

2011-06-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Marilyn only caught the tail end of the radio spot, and didn't get the names of any experts. But here's an article that discusses the origins of brood parasitism: http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/2/196.full.pdf For each of a number of avian lineages in which obligate interspecies

[cayugabirds-l] OT: aurora forecast

2012-01-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
For those who haven't heard, we're hoping for a northern lights display tonight.: http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/2 -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Black-throated Green Warbler

2012-04-19 Thread Geo Kloppel
Have a Black-throated Green Warbler singing in my yard this morning -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Renwick dedication 1917

2012-05-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
yesterday afternoon with appropriate exercises attended by about 250 people. The speakers were Professor John G. Needham [etc.] Goes on at length, with a description of presiding luminaries, and extensive biblical recitations. Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga lake basin map

2012-12-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Meena, The basin boundary outlined on that map definitely needs editing, at least down in my neighborhood. The level of precision is just not commensurate with the other geographic details provided. An editable map that includes a USGS topographic overlay would be very helpful. On Sun, Dec 9,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls today

2012-12-25 Thread Geo Kloppel
Redpolls have been audible around my place for weeks, but it took a good snowstorm to drive them to the feeders. Had as many as 20 at a time since then. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Just passed over my house (West Danby). I guesstimated 8,000 - 10,000, more still coming. -Geo Kloppel On Dec 27, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Stephanie Greenwood stpegreenw...@gmail.com wrote: I've never ever seen so many. -- Stephanie Greenwood Ecovillage at Ithaca 221 Rachel Carson Way

Re: [cayugabirds-l] And MORE as I typed previous message!!!!

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
My count is now 15,000 Snow Geese, riding a cold tailwind out of the NNW, so gusty that the flocks often appeared to be flying sideways, but definitely trending southwards at a good clip. -Geo Kloppel On Dec 27, 2012, at 1:14 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: I went outside at noon and noticed

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
Still streaming out the south gates of the Cayuga Basin at 2:30! -Geo -- 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] HUGE Snow Geese movement

2012-12-27 Thread Geo Kloppel
From my position overlooking the upper reaches of Cayuga Inlet I saw great numbers of Snow Geese fly south beyond the limits of the basin - at least 3 to 4 times the number that Ken reported returning to the lake at dusk. I expect a lot of them are still winging southward over moonlit

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese flying south over Ithaca - hundreds. --...

2012-12-28 Thread Geo Kloppel
During the last hour, about 1,000 Canada and 300 Snow Geese flew over my head and out of the basin in what looked like determined southbound migration. The high hilltops (circa 1900 feet) seemed to scrape the cloud ceiling earlier, but perhaps it is lifting enough to embolden migrants... -Geo

[cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart

2012-12-30 Thread Geo Kloppel
More Snow Geese are passing south out of the basin on this morning's brisk tail wind. I don't expect to see them circle back. There's relatively little agricultural land south of here, and it's all buried in snow. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-01-05 Thread Geo Kloppel
sickening from feeder-born diseases. Sanitize! -Geo Kloppel -- 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

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-01-05 Thread Geo Kloppel
They're eating black oil sunflower seed too, but they spill a lot of that on the ground, possibly through rummaging for the smallest seeds. I expect the standard sanitization advice is still to wash feeders thoroughly with a 10% bleach solution once a week, paying special attention to crevices

Re: [cayugabirds-l] white-winged, but not a scoter, poor thing

2013-01-05 Thread Geo Kloppel
I wonder if this entangled duck isn't a hazard for Eagles? -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] 200 Redpolls

2013-01-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
Two hundred Redpolls at my feeders today. -Geo Kloppel -- 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

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

2013-01-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Chris Wood wrote: I also think that many of these redpolls are still actively moving. No doubt. After having 75-100 at my feeders for a number of days running, yesterday I suddenly had 200. And today I'm back to the smaller numbers. Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

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

2013-01-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Wesley, you wrote: I'd actually expect the opposite: something that's called a selfish herd effect, where the larger the group, the less likely that you'll be depredated because by chance alone you're far less likely to be killed by the small number of predators in the area if you're in

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeaks

2013-01-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
Out walking the dogs in our West Danby woods earlier this morning, I heard Evening Grosbeaks overhead, and now about six of them are coming to the sunflower feeder. What a treat! -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

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