[cayugabirds-l] Steve Fast's query re: ROBINS

2010-01-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Below is part of what I wrote to Steve yesterday about my robin thoughts observations. Fritzie Blizzard Union Springs Steve wrote: I thought they might be going to some preselected roost (following them was not an option today), but why so many this time of year? Constructive ideas

[cayugabirds-l] Redheads

2010-01-14 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
John I went to Ithaca this a.m.. What a gorgeous day!!!Didn't have time to do much looking for birds but did see lots of Mallards Black Ducks on both sides of the lake. Found 2 female Common Mergs at Sheldrake. Saw a great raft of Redheads on the lake, near shore, opposite Gully Rd. north

[cayugabirds-l] Whatta' beautiful day, Bluebirds!

2010-01-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
A female two male BLUEBIRDS were checking out the bird boxes on our clothesline posts today. I have seen skunk tracks in the snow Meena has heard owls. Folks are surprised seeing robins AND a bat flying at Aurora. WOW!! Must be foolishness of false spring fever!!! We aren't

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

2010-02-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Hi folks, John saw, without binox, a light colored duck on the Factory St. pond when he went for mail this morning. We went back down looked at the bird with the scope. It was rather cream colored all over with some medium tan markings on shoulders wing tips. I say that rather hesitantly

[cayugabirds-l] Check it out

2010-02-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
The article was sort of lost because of where it was. Who expects to read about birds in a crappie fishing article??? WeLoveBirds.org launched on 11 Feb. 2010 (mentioned today in the Ithaca Journal article Anglers cash in crappie derby) is an interactive online community for bird enthusiasts,

[cayugabirds-l] Oh what a sight!!

2010-03-11 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
There is nothing I can add to what Sue Norvell Lee Ann Van Leer have said about the tremendous numbers of Snows. I went to the Refuge the mucklands today tho' the haze was horrible for looking with the scope, the view of tens of thousands of birds was astounding. On Armstrong Rd. I watched

[cayugabirds-l] ARMITAGE not Armstrong

2010-03-12 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Hi all, Thanks to Mr. Heist Kathy Strickland for mentioning that I had used the incorrect Rd. name for the eagles. Maybe because I've known Armstrong in Lansing for no less than 30 yrs.! The eagles WERE at the ARMITAGE Rd. nesting area. However, this afternoon Kathy I struck out on seeing

[cayugabirds-l] Another mistake

2010-03-13 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
The swan I reported yesterday north of Cayuga was a MUTE not a trumpeter. (Thanks Kathy!) I shouldn't rush when writing 'cause my thinker isn't in gear. Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Pk. Mallard mixed pair

2010-03-13 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Could this female be the one we saw on Factory St. pond early last mo? ... Fritzie - Original Message - From: Dave Nutter To: CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:39 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Pk. Mallard mixed pair If this is the same

[cayugabirds-l] broken-billed common loon @ ladoga

2010-03-13 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Thanks for the post, Dave. Some of us have been wondering if the loon had survived. Fritzie To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:40 PM Dave Niutter wrote: broken-billed common loon @ ladoga midday sat 13 mar -dave nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Sherwood Rd. Snows :(((

2010-03-20 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Unlike previous years, John I found no sign of any geese, snows or Canadas, anywhere around the Sherwood Rd. farm pond. We stopped to talk to the Cox's just beyond the pond to their dismay ours, apparently hunters had been allowed in the area for the first time ever. Mrs. Cox said soon as

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs Mill Pond

2010-03-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Failed to post on Fri. 3/26/10 that many TREE SWALLOWS were swooping over the pond probably were over the lake also but we didn't have time to go there. Still saw 3 prs. of BUFFLES on the pond one lone(ly) Canada in the SE corner. Watched a crow attacking a vulture over the field out back

[cayugabirds-l] UNION SPRINGS OSPREYS

2010-04-02 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
At 10:45 this A.M., John I observed the Union Springs Center St. Extension, Number One Road OSPREYS copulating atop the pole attached to the side of the nest platform. This is the first time we have even seen the birds at the platform this spring. No new building sticks were observed when I

[cayugabirds-l] What did Kathy miss??

2010-04-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
I've read Kathy's list several times at the moment can only think of A. WIGEON that she missed. We saw dozens of them. We counted 30-40 Cormorants at Knox Marcellus. We met a couple at Tschache who later followed us to the Audubon Center. The wife was anxious to get on the road after seeing

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Duck Pair

2010-04-04 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
On my way home from Kathy's, after a wonderful walk in her woods fields, I saw, in the dim light, a couple of ducks land in a cornfield. Took me awhile to find them but they were close enough to see the brilliant plumage of the male WOOD DUCK with the female close by ... my first in '10. Oh,

[cayugabirds-l] 10 TV's @ Union Springs Academy barn silo 12:20 PM today

2010-04-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Nine in a row, sitting on the roof ridge one on the silo ! OSPREYS at home on their platform 1/2 mi east of Post Office on Center St aka #1 Rd John Blizzard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] 1st Chipper

2010-04-07 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
A VERY welcome sight at 9:30 a.m.. Our 1st CHIPPING SPARROW was hopping along the edge of the back walk either gleaning bugs or looking for the little birdseed I usually have sprinkled there for chippers song sparrows. Bluebirds are trying hard to chase away the abominable male house sparrows

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs OSPREYS

2010-04-20 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
I just observed 'our' OSPREY on the Center St/Number One Rd. nest at the NYSEG sub-station about 1/2 mile east of the Union Springs Post Office on Rte. 90. The nest is now so deep that it is almost impossible to detect a bird on it. I watched (at 10:20) until a bird stood up so I could see it

[cayugabirds-l] Finally!

2010-05-01 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Don't know when it first arrived since Kathy S. I were in TX a wk. but today I saw a WHITE CROWNED SPARROW under the feeder out on the clotheline arm. Ah, the scissor-tailed flycatchers in TX were beautiful quite numerous!! And what brilliant yellow feet the snowy egret has!!! While we

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle/ Kathy Strickland

2010-05-09 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Kathy Strickland called me at 2:25 p.m. from Esty Hill (Rte. 34 north of Stewart Park) to report that she had just seen an adult BALD EAGLE cruising along the east shore of the lake. Probably is the same one Ken R. reported at 1:46 p.m.. She called a bit later from Ladoga to say she saw it

[cayugabirds-l] OOB/Chimney Swifts

2010-05-13 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
While this is out of the basin I think it may be of interest to some who might want to add them to their list. We arrived in Skaneateles Tues. evening about 6:30 to join friends at the Blue Water Grill for a delicious meal. For 1/2 hr. before we went inside I had been watching many Chimney

[cayugabirds-l] Gravel Road/Seneca Falls

2010-07-01 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Two or three mos. ago, John Van Niel wrote about spotting a new Osprey nest on a power pole on the left side of Gravel Rd., heading towards Seneca Falls, about one tenth of a mile off Rte. 318. Today I was on my way to Seneca Falls to Sauder's Mennonite store from the Glenwood Mennonite store

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus: 13sp shorebirds, etc

2010-08-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Thanks, Dave, for a more precise way of reporting numbers of feathers seen. It made my day ... except . I do wonder what size is your hand John wonders, Is that a scientific measurement or a hobbyist measurement?? Habbagudday! Fritzie - Original Message - From:

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs Snows Blues

2010-10-07 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
This a.m. we saw about 100 Snows 4 Blues heading east over our house going towards the lake. First of the season. Sounded like little yipping dogs. As usual, no one seemed to know which direction to go, north, west, south or in a circle. Five Bluebirds have been coming regularly to check out

[cayugabirds-l] Aurora, Myers

2010-10-17 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Sun. 10/17/10 Seen from Aurora boathouse: Many RB Gulls, 1 GBB Gull, 1 C Loon, many C. Geese. Lake was very rough. Worse yesterday. Myers Cove (North of the creek outlet, Salt Point maybe?? I don't know what it's called) 10 or 12 Mallards, 3 WW Scoters, 2 C Loons, 2 juv. B. Eagles, many RB

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures over Ithaca

2010-10-22 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
As we were heading North on Meadow St. just after 6 p.m. tonight we saw a flock of 14 turkey vultures flying ... (not soaring) out towards Wal-mart area ... what's that ... SW??? Never have seen them just flapping all together like a flock of crows or geese as they were tonight. Good thing I

[cayugabirds-l] At the refuge

2010-10-28 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
I made a mad dash to MNWR late today hurried around the Main Drive. Lots of ducks. Treat was seeing the rich colors of Northern Pintail Ducks. Also saw: Canadas, RW Blackbirds Grackles but not as many as I saw flying over our house plus Scaup, Green-winged Teal, A. Black Duck, Mallards (by

[cayugabirds-l] Larue St. Clair is deserving .....

2010-11-12 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Hi fellow birders To all of you who know Larue /or appreciate this gentle, wonderful man: Diana Whiting forwarded the letter below to me, suggesting that Larue St. Clair be nominated as a potential recipient for a National Wildlife Refuge Systems award. Like Diana, I also think

[cayugabirds-l] Snows Screechie

2010-11-21 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Screechie was in the Factory St. box this a.m. 15 min. ago, at 1:30 p.m., a large flock of Snow Geese flew SE over our house. Beautiful!! Hope the Oswego trippers are having success. Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs Screech owl

2010-11-22 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Factory St. pond duck box: Today, daughter Becky I checked the US ponds. As John successfully had done last yr. when he saw no owl, she squeeked in about 10 seconds I saw the bit of fluff appear in the hole of the box. Up popped that adorable beauty to sit on the edge of the hole!! Probably

[cayugabirds-l] Tues. @ 10:30 a.m.

2010-11-23 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Screechie is sitting in the Factory St. box this a.m.. Thanks to Violet Hayes who reported that she her husband got to see our adorable little creature. Hope others can. And thanks to John Sue Gregoire for the great pix of the Saw-whets the sleepy Screechie. What an amazing number of

[cayugabirds-l] American Tree Sparrows are back!

2010-12-05 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Our first ones were seen today, too, here in snowy Union Springs. Fritzie American Tree Sparrows are back! First ones today in back garden. Stephanie -- Stephanie Greenwood -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Out of the loop/Union Springs

2010-12-30 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Whatta' beautiful day!! For a start . 250 SNOW GEESE ... greeted me as I went outside. 5 CHICKADEES ... joined me at the feeders. 20 HOUSEFINCHES ... on the clothesline feeder. 70+ STARLINGS ... descended into the cedars. 1 MOCKINGBIRD ... defending the cedars from the

[cayugabirds-l] Mud Lock, Cayuga Seneca Falls

2010-12-30 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
12-30-'10 mid-afternoon: Went to Geneva. Sun was at the wrong angle. MANY (unknown varieties) SWANS, geese, ducks on along the OPEN CHANNEL NORTH OF THE RR BRIDGE at Cayuga. 1 BALD EAGLE, adult ... Mud Lock. 200+ RB GULLS, 2 GBB GULLS, 3 BLACK DUCKS at Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls.

[cayugabirds-l] Hanger Theater ROBINS

2010-12-31 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
John I came by the Hanger Theater on our way home tonight saw a fairly large flock of A. ROBINS just to the east of the building out in the grassy areas towards the dog park. Whoever has that area may want to be aware. Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Kudos to/for Dave Nutter

2011-01-02 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
OUR FEELINGS EXACTLY! (DAVE TRIED, TO NO AVAIL, TO SPOT THE EIDER FOR ME ON FRI. WHEN WE FOLLOWED HIM INTO STEWART PARK.) Fritzie John Blizzard Union Springs (BYW ... the pond along Rte.90 in Union Springs is MILL Pond not North Pond.) - Original Message - Sent: Sunday

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

2011-01-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Yes, I read about this on Sat.. I get the local, world national news from various newspaper sources on my computer. I found it interesting but didn't know if it would be acceptable to post so didn't. Today about 500 dead birds, starlings, grackles blackbirds were found outside New Roads, AL.

[cayugabirds-l] Where did they all go???

2011-01-05 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Last wk. coming home from Ithaca, we saw thousands of Canadas Snows all the way to Union Springs. Since Fri. we've seen almost nothing except for a mere handful (not weighed, BTW, Dave :):) ) going to from the lake. Now coming from Auburn just after full dark tonight was a whole different

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs

2011-03-15 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Large flocks of geese, mostly Snows over our house, are noisily heading north. Some flocks are really high, helped with/by the south winds. Yesterday, as I was leaving for Auburn, I saw 7 Turkey vultures circling over the village. I wondered if they are part of the group that has a roost down

[cayugabirds-l] Common Teal :( :(

2011-03-30 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
John was with a friend at the Refuge Visitor's Center early this afternoon. Called to tell me he was looking at the Common Teal along with some others. GRRR I called Becky off we went in about 20 min.. The same desk volunteer who had shown the Teal to John was still there but

[cayugabirds-l] Common Teal

2011-04-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
On 30 March I vented my frustration on this site about not seeing the Common Teal while at the same time I was rejoicing that John had gotten to see it. Next day, 31 March, Kathy Strickland planned to swing by the refuge to again look for the elusive bunch of colorful feathers. Lo ... she found

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs, etc.

2011-04-09 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
We stayed home today 'til about 4 p.m. before going for a leisurely ride to tally osprey nests. Sun was wrong to look at MNWR birds but the carp were all along the flooded field next to the Main Drive since the river is quite over the banks. Besides ours with 2 birds on Number One Rd.

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake Creamery

2011-04-10 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Forgot to mention that I took Becky to the Cayuga Lake Creamery on Rte. 89 to celebrate our findings last Wed.. That's another new place for her. Jeff Judy said they will be celebrating 7 yrs. doing business at the Creamery with a fun type celebration ... 7 May, I think. For those who

[cayugabirds-l] RING NECK PHEASANT

2011-04-10 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
So, Bob McGuire SFO group saw the male pheasant today. Becky I saw it on Wed. (but didn't report it) someone else reported it a couple days later. I think it is one released for hunting season that just doesn't know where it should go. Three yrs. ago I found a dead one in the road just east

Re: [cayugabirds-l] stranded common loon to be rescued Sun.

2011-04-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Hope a lot of people don't converge on the site traumatize the bird more than it probably will be, if it isn't already. Keep us updated . thanks! Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] stranded common loon to be rescued Sun.

2011-04-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Wildlife Rehabber that we are very lucky to have in our area. She runs Wild Things Sanctuary off Snyder Hill Road. You can bet the loon is in the most gentle, capable and ethical of hands with her involvement Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone On Apr 16, 2011, at 8:23 PM, John and Fritzie

[cayugabirds-l] New osprey nest N. of Union Springs

2011-04-23 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
The ospreys continue on the platform on Number One Rd., the extension of Center St. going east from the post office. Also on the nests on Backus Rd. at Firelanes 15 17 north of Union Springs as well as at the Cayuga Lake Farm south of the Springs. On Rte 90 on my way from Union Springs to

[cayugabirds-l] female redwing

2011-04-25 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Yes, I saw my first two last Thurs. (22nd) feeding at my daughter's just up the way on Ridge Rd., east of Union Springs. Fritzie Monday, April 25, 2011 9:49 AM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] female redwing I don't recall any postings of female REDWINGED BLACKBIRDS but we had our first this

[cayugabirds-l] Pipits

2011-05-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Daughter, Becky I saw a flock of 20 or so AMERICAN PIPITS in a farm field on Fitzpatrick Rd. between Union Springs Auburn yesterday. Also saw both adult Bald Eagles sitting in trees at Mud Lock ... and both adults at the Refuge near the Visitor's Center. The Osprey is sitting on 3 eggs on

[cayugabirds-l] Mammals at MNWR today

2011-05-24 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Daughter, Becky, I spotted a RED FOX trotting in the road just past the first turn at the refuge off 5 20. She headed onto the main drive where we saw BALTIMORE ORIOLES flitting YELLOW WARBLERS. We followed her all the way to where people can walk the trail along the canal area, getting

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Found camera attachment

2011-06-01 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Might I make a suggestion? Most of us receive return address labels from various organizations. They can be put to really good use by sticking them on all parts of your equipment. Hopefully, if something is lost, dropped or inadvertantly left behind, someone finding it will take the

[cayugabirds-l] Horned Larks

2011-07-26 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
This afternoon John I were slowly driving along a section of Waldron Rd. east of Union Springs when we scared 5 horned larks from the center of the graveled road. The field alongside had been sprayed with slurry last wk. then plowed so the larks had good pickins'! An adjacent field is

[cayugabirds-l] DOZENS OF CHIMNEY SWIFTS

2011-08-18 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Last evening just before dark we were thrilled to see the largest concentration of Chimney Swifts we've seen since we lived on S. Aurora St. in the '60s. There we lived across from the Old Ladies' Home on the corner of Hillview Pl. where every night in the summer swifts by the dozens swirled

[cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swifts

2011-08-25 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
The swifts continue to roost in the girl's dorm chimney here in Union Springs at Union Springs Academy. I live right behind the dorm so have a good viewing spot. So fascinating to watch the swifts arrive just out of nowhere from what seems to be a sky devoid of birds, circle around about 5

Re: [cayugabirds-l] swallowing insects

2011-08-31 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Interesting .. I observed the same thing here in Union Springs this afternoon ...tree barn swallows surprisingly .. chimney swifts . GREAT numbers of birds. AND, I have seen VERY few swallows for several weeks so they were a real surprise.The lawns here at the academy had

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Long tailed Jaeger

2011-09-09 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Happens to all of us at some time, even the pros!!. Don't beat yourself to death. So I guess I have to publicly eat crow for my morning misidentification. Who knew i was fallable!! Morning fog, short time on bird, and lack of jaeger experience. But Melissa Groo just got pics. Word! Swarm!

[cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel along Ridge Rd.

2011-09-22 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
This Ridge Rd. is 3 mi. east of Union Springs, folks. Found the whimbrel about 30 ft. off the road in a mowed field between Large Skillet Rds.. Only had an old Petersen's Field Guide in the car which didn't show the bird so called daughter, Becky, who lives about a mile south. She came with

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wegman's parking lot Great Egret OT RE: Wegmans Birding

2010-08-26 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Jeff, Makes me wonder. How often does Wegman's build near ponds/swamps/rivers/(Corning)/streams/wet areas?? Great pix! Thanks for sharing!!! Fritzie From: Jeffery Davis To: jg...@cornell.edu ; Cayuga Birds Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:46 PM Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l]

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Auburn and crow hunting

2010-12-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Actually there is an open season for crow hunting, 1 Sept. to 31 Mar.. I think the 1st yr. we heard so much flap about hunting them that about 200+- crows were actually killed. Supposedly, it was last yr., ( I doubt it) that on one weekend, as per a newspaper article, about 150 hunters killed

Re: [cayugabirds-l] LOC Hawk

2011-01-26 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
THANK YOU THANK YOU, Michele for posting this good news. I'll sent the news to various people with whom I shared the first news release, one as far away as to NC Audubon members. Fritzie Blizzard Union Springs - Original Message - From: Michele Emerick Brown To:

[cayugabirds-l] 75 Turkey Vultures

2011-10-23 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
That's how many were in the kettle that flew in over Union Springs Academy at 4:45 p.m. today. I counted 60 as they approached in a tight group got on a thermal, rapidly rising. Another 15 appeared from the north right behind the 60 also got on the thermal. All rose together in quite a tight

[cayugabirds-l] SCREECHIE IS BACK!!

2011-10-25 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Today, daughter Becky, went by the Factory St. pond. She saw no face in the hole of the duck box so she sucked several times on the back of her hand to make a squeeking sound. Figured the 2 men across the street thought she must be off her rocker but so what!! She knew what she was doing

[cayugabirds-l] Black white warbler

2011-10-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Here at our house, yesterday, 10/26/11 in Union Springs. Isn't it a bit late for a black white warbler? Nasty a.m. to pick swiss chard for the freezer. Should let nature freeze it for me. Snowsa' comin'!! Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] ID error/BW Warbler

2011-10-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Sorry. Becky looked at the frozen corpse more closely when we had more time. It is a tailess female downy, not a BW warbler. Haste makes for stupid mistakes!! Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Two bats

2011-11-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
As we were coming up the hill from Lansing schools heading north to Union Springs shortly before dark yesterday we saw 2 bats flying south over the highway. That triggered my memory of often seeing several bats in the same area, between the bridge the cemetery just up the hill, when I was

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs Mill Pond

2011-11-12 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Failed to post that I saw my first Buffles: 4 females on Mill Pond on Wed., 9 Nov. 2011. I have been seeing the long, thick rivers of mixed black birds going over our house the last 5 days, either out to feed or back to their evening roosts. Gas in Union Springs or at Byrne Dairy Hess in

[cayugabirds-l] Gas prices are up

2011-11-12 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Thanks Carol! Carol Keeler just updated my info. Prices are $3.44.9. now in Aub. at Byrne Qwik Fill so I'm sure other places are following suit. I had seen that price elsewhere on Thurs. but still, that's better than Ithaca, Dryden other places. You know the holidays are coming!! Fritzie --

[cayugabirds-l] Leucistic Turkey Vulture

2011-12-08 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Today John I were driving on Warren Rd. about 11:35 a.m.. As we passed the end of the airport runway I noticed a lone turkey vulture with a bright white left wing heading back towards Cayuga Mall. I quickly pulled to the roadside watched it. The sun had come out so the mostly white wing

[cayugabirds-l] Belted Kingfisher

2011-12-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
And yet another BK seen 22 Dec. flying over Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls then perching on a low post on the north side close to the water. Also seen were Canadas several Hooded Mergs. Mud Lock area had many Hoodies C. Mergs, more than I can remember seeing there. Lots of Tundra Swans, too.

[cayugabirds-l] A BLUEBIRD morning!

2012-01-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Union Springs. 1-6-'12 45 deg.. Mostly sunny. Light breeze. Good day to bird. Don't have the time ... Bah! About 30 min. ago I went up on the hill behind the house had 26 BLUEBIRDS in the trees, shrubs on the ground! The Mocker, ever guarding its territory, chased a couple they all

[cayugabirds-l] Whiteness of muck

2012-01-07 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Thousands of Snows, wave afte wave, were heading towards the mucklands as we sat along 89 at Mays about 4:10 p.m. today. They might have gone to Knox-Marcellus but we went on to Armitage Rd. to look for eagles. One eagle was soaring over the trees where the nest is a much smaller hawk was not

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy

2012-02-01 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Rtes. 5 20 don't go anywhere near the Chiropractic College. That's Rte. 89. Nearer to the refuge Rtes. 5 20 intersect with Rte. 89. - Original Message - From: Jae Sullivan To: Jae Sullivan Cc: Cayugabirds-L Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 8:36 PM Subject:

[cayugabirds-l] FLICKER

2012-02-03 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Just have my first FLICKER of the year in our English Walnut tree here in Union Springs. Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Point Bay

2012-02-05 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
John I were at Sodus Point about 4 p.m. Sat.. Had the same birds as reported by Mark. Ice in the bay had receded greatly but edges were covered with geese, gulls ?? Too far away to see well in the fading light. Did see the RT Loons along the nearer ice from the little parking area at the

[cayugabirds-l] Castelli's Marina in Union Springs

2012-02-10 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Over the yrs., with no problems that I know of, many have birded walked at the marina here in Union Springs. Last yr. the marina was sold re-named Frontenac Marine. I was there on Tues. Wed. no problem. Yesterday, when Becky I went down, a boat had been parked across the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2 Western Grebes at Hog Hole

2012-02-11 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
AH .. THE MYSTERY DEEPENS! STAY TUNED!! OUR SHARP-EYED BIRDERS WILL FIND THE CULPRITS!!! - Original Message - From: M Kardon mk2...@pol.net Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 8:58 AM At 1pm on Feb. 10 Fred and I saw

[cayugabirds-l] SNOWY OWL AT WATERLOO OUTLET MALL

2012-02-15 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
15 Feb. 2012 Wednesday Our daughter, Becky, saw the SNOWY OWL at the Waterloo Outlet Mall at 4:25 this afternoon. She was on the Thruway coming home from Rochester, (eastward)ever watchful!! Spotted

[cayugabirds-l] OUTLET SNOWY OWL STILL THERE

2012-02-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Our daughter, Becky Sewell, again took a friend to Roch. today. She had Lisa call about 40 minutes ago on their way west to say she had seen the SNOWY in the same place but a bit lower in the tree than yesterday. Becky Lisa plan to get off the Thruway on their return trip to try to get closer

[cayugabirds-l] Egg on the face? Or eat crow?

2012-02-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Either is appropriate because Becky erred in her identification of a Snowy Owl at the Outlet Mall because I sent it to the list. She was near tears when she called to tell me on her way from Rochester. Asks for forgiveness of anyone who tried to find it. Fritzie :( :( -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] huge rafts north of Twin Oaks

2012-02-17 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Well, how does one count the great numbers of redheads, canvasbacks, blacks whatever else is in the huge, huge raft of feathers between Firelane 20 25 along Rte. 90?? There we saw the largest concentration of canvasbacks I have seen in a very long time. Dave Wheeler also commented about the

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs turkey vultures

2012-03-07 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
This afternoon I watched as 4 of the locals approached from the south began circling over the village. We've had at least 17 for the past several years. Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Snows over Union Springs

2012-03-15 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Had humongous flocks of Snow Geese, maybe 1,000+-, flying south over the field behind just east of our house about 5:30 p.m. today. BTW who said there isn't any global warming?? Don't put away your winter attire just yet! Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Active housing seekers!

2012-03-17 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
John I put up a new bluebird box on the clothesline arm late yesterday. This a.m. the first inspection was done by our local, prospective, bluebird couple. They only have 5 other boxes from which to choose but this is a new style maybe the house sparrows will not like its light interior.

[cayugabirds-l] Rarest ducklings on Earth hatch

2012-04-06 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
BBC News reported this interesting item. ** Rarest ducklings on Earth hatch ** Eighteen Madagascan pochards hatch in captivity, bringing the world population of this critically endangered duck to just 60, conservationists say. http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/nature/17616488 --

[cayugabirds-l] Morgan Rd. pond, etc.

2012-04-09 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Easter treat for John me was a jaunt over many back roads from Union Springs to various MNWR spots. Highlight had to be seeing 3 pairs of Wood Ducks on the Morgan Rd. headquarters pond another pair plus the Trumpeter Swan with #206 on the green wing tags on the pond along Savannah Spring

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lab front areas need names!

2012-04-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
AGREE!!! Also wish the walkway had better night-time lighting, esp. in winter when it's snowy icy. Fritzie - Original Message - From: cfschm...@aol.com To: CAYUGABIRDS-L@cornell.edu Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 1:05 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Lab front areas need names!

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Bobolink/B. Oriole GOOF

2011-05-01 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
That's right .. blame Susie . that S S Fast signature can leave one guessing as to who actually wrote the e-mail! That's okay .. we all goof up for sure I do!! Take time to enjoy the trillium as well as the birds in Shindagin. In fact, enjoy SPRING while it's a bit

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Aurora Borealis

2011-10-24 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Kathy Strickland I got to see them on our way home from the lab meeting just as we topped the hill coming up from Lansing. I drove up Emmons Rd. to get away from car lights. Absolutely fabulous. Best in years. Fritzie - Original Message - From: cfschm...@aol.com To:

[cayugabirds-l] Steve's BAD news

2012-04-16 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
- Original Message - From: Susan Fast To: 'CAYUGABIRDS-L' Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:58 AM BLACK FLIES are BAD! S. S. FastBrooktondale -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Correction: Syracuse RBA

2012-04-17 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
HARRIS PARK IS AT THE NORTHERN END OF CAYUGA LAKE IN THE VILLAGE OF CAYUGA. (For those who don't already know.) - Original Message - From: Joseph Brin To: Cayugabirds Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 8:19 PM April 16, 2012 4/15: The two WESTERN GREBES are still

[cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte's Gull

2012-04-19 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
1 Bonaparte's Gull at the new area (left side) beyond the carp pool along the main drive at MNWR yesterday noon. 2 ? swans amidst the cattails on the main pool. 1 Greater Yellowlegs at Benning. Buffleheads still on Mill pond /Union Springs Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs marina welcome mat is out!!!

2012-04-25 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Today I talked to the men at the former Castelli's Marina, now known as Frontenac Marine, (at the foot of Basin St.) about the NO TRESPASSING signs birders. The signs, which were put up with the hopes of keeping village hooligans from again damaging boats, have been removed for the summer but

Re:[cayugabirds-l] 'Killer' swan attacks Illinois caretaker until he drowns

2012-04-27 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Here is a better view of the story if it comes through okay. The complete article can be viewed at: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-killer-swan-attacks-chicago-man-until-he-drowns-20120416,0,1669472.story -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer babies

2012-04-28 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Fri.: 4.27.12: 2 Killdeer babies with their Mama in the grass beside our church parking lot. Perfect way to end the day. I hope Mama was able to keep them warm last night. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [PMX:#] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick vs. Fuertes

2012-05-08 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Thanks, Carl for the history lesson. I agree with you about the name. I've lived in the area nearly 51 yrs. have NEVER connected the name Fuertes with Renwick or Stewart because NO ONE ever, in my hearing, called it that, even the elderly woman I knew whose bro., a conductor on the trolley,

[cayugabirds-l] My comments re: Renwick vs. Fuertes

2012-05-08 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Sorry for re-sending Carl's letter with my comments. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] UNION SPRINGS CHIMNEY SWIFTS

2012-05-09 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Forgot to mention . Mon. evening (5.7.12) I was thrilled to see FOY CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying overhead. Didn't get back outside to see if they went to roost in the tall chimney of the girl's dorm at US Academy where I had seen them last fall ... so much hoped they would decide to return this

Re:[cayugabirds-l] last night

2012-05-14 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Daughter, Becky, saw her 1st fireflies last night 3.4 mi. east of Union Springs. Nancy W Dickinson Said on Monday, May 14, 2012 9:20 AM the yard was a-twinkle with FIREFLIES! ...seems way too early. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Ticks Trip to Lindsay Parsons

2012-05-14 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
George all .. ... Our 56 yr. old son had Lyme last spring/early summer was very seriously ill for close to 2 mos., initially refusing to go to a dr.. I'm so thankful that a man with whom he works told him how CRITICALLY ill his own daughter became from the effects of Lyme. This was the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ticks Trip to Lindsay Parsons

2012-05-14 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
ANN IS RIGHT. I failed to mention that. Thanks. Fritzie -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

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