[cayugabirds-l] Merlin vs. Elf Owls

2017-08-02 Thread John Luther Cisne
Merlin, the Lab of O’s smartphone app, recently got an Elf Owl’s sincerest form of endorsement. Edward Bulwer-Lytton might have called that July night in Big Bend as black as the back of a Common Blackhawk (and verifiably, too, since a pair were nesting in the particular campground).

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Albino Green-winged Teal

2020-04-05 Thread John Luther Cisne
I saw of bird of this description trailing several GW teal in the same location last Wednesday. John From: on behalf of Jay McGowan Reply-To: Jay McGowan Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 12:56 PM To: "D.M.Kennedy" Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Albino Green-winged Teal I'm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2020-03-26 Thread John Luther Cisne
At least two woodcocks were peenting about an hour ago over the marsh along Landon Road at its intersection with Route 79. - John Cisne, Professor Emeritus Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

[cayugabirds-l] Worm-eating Warbler at the public boat launch, NW corner of Cayuta Lake

2020-05-20 Thread John Luther Cisne
This afternoon, about half way along the driveway leading down to Cayuta Lake’s public boat launch, I inadvertently started a “conversation” back and forth between one of Merlin’s recordings of a Worm-eating Warbler and something that sounded very, very similar, but remained successfully

[cayugabirds-l] Three Wilson’s Plovers in Clyde, NY

2020-09-21 Thread John Luther Cisne
Sunday afternoon, three young or female WILSON’S PLOVERS were feeding with two KILLDEER on the mudflat on the north side of the swamp bisected by the section of Old Route 31 accessible off Benning Road about two miles southeast of Clyde, NY. Pictures taken by iPhone through a spotting scope

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-22 Thread John Luther Cisne
ndace Cornell On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:34 PM John Luther Cisne mailto:john.ci...@cornell.edu>> wrote: If I’m not mistaken, we can all agree that Global Warming isn’t just for the birds. From: mailto:bounce-124949961-77975...@list.cornell.edu>> on behalf of John mailto:j

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Mortality

2020-09-22 Thread John Luther Cisne
ndace Cornell On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:34 PM John Luther Cisne mailto:john.ci...@cornell.edu>> wrote: If I’m not mistaken, we can all agree that Global Warming isn’t just for the birds. From: mailto:bounce-124949961-77975...@list.cornell.edu>> on behalf of John mailto:j

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-17 Thread John Luther Cisne
y intelligent. Best Dave Nicosia On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 08:41:37 PM EDT, John Luther Cisne wrote: Record cold over North America is indeed consistent with global warming. It is a regional consequence of the global phenomenon. To explain it simply (as I was supposed to do in the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-17 Thread John Luther Cisne
I know most of them well. They are good people and also very intelligent. Best Dave Nicosia On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 08:41:37 PM EDT, John Luther Cisne wrote: Record cold over North America is indeed consistent with global warming. It is a regional consequence of the global p

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread John Luther Cisne
Record cold over North America is indeed consistent with global warming. It is a regional consequence of the global phenomenon. To explain it simply (as I was supposed to do in the elementary course I taught of years and years, “Evolution of the Earth and Life”), the principle of the thing is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed ducks at Dryden Lake

2021-03-26 Thread John Luther Cisne
At 4 PM there were two pairs of Long-tailed Ducks (did the Bald Eagles scare up a second one?), plus the Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads, and some dabblers. Thanks for the heads-up! – John - John Cisne,