Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler, Field Sparrow

2010-03-28 Thread Linda Orkin
I had my first Field Sparrow of the year below my feeders and thoroughly enjoyed watching him for a good long while. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Mar 28, 2010, at 3:11 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@mac.com wrote: Today a student in Spring Field Ornithology, Ed Thomas, described to me a PINE

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Phoebes

2010-04-01 Thread Linda Orkin
And by the Podell Boardwalk in SSW. Also had drumming YB Sapsucker and Belted Kingfisher there this morning. Many singing Song Sparrows also. Linda On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Ryan Douglas r...@cornell.edu wrote: On my bike ride into lab late this morning I heard EASTERN PHOEBES along

Re: [cayugabirds-l] /flying squirrel / bluebird

2010-04-05 Thread Linda Orkin
As are most mammals and many, many birds. I would wish you would leave your flying squirrels. They will be vacating soon enough. Enjoy!! Linda Sent from my iPhone On Apr 5, 2010, at 3:37 PM, Naomi Brewer nbre...@fltg.net wrote: Hi Birders - Along the north edge of our lawn is a

[cayugabirds-l] Fall Creek

2010-04-17 Thread Linda Orkin
Just now, while on a run along Fall Creek I came across a flock (approximately 10) of Northern Rough-Winged Swallows swooping and soaring close th the water under-through the foot bridge by Flat Rock. It was a great vantage point from which to enjoy their grace. Must have been some kind of

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Kingbird

2010-04-30 Thread Linda Orkin
Returning from Sapsucker Woods this AM, where I had to go see our burgeoning heron rookery, was an Eastern Kingbird on the telephone wires along Hanshaw rd Have a great birdy day. Linda Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Lindsay-Parsons today

2010-05-02 Thread Linda Orkin
I birded Lindsay-Parsons this morning. from 7:30 to 9:30. It was pretty quiet. The only bird not noted earlier was a singing Yellow-throated Vireo which I first heard and then had great views of in sunlight. This was down near the earthern berm and the ponds. Sorry, I don't know all the names

[cayugabirds-l] A Grosbeak crowd; dancing Waxwings

2010-05-04 Thread Linda Orkin
I have seen them do this several times. On each occasion, as they jump in and out they exchange something. I have seem them do this with berries and two weeks ago watched a pair exchanging a little bundle of leaf bud. You have to watch very closely as they do this so rapidly it is hard to

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Quest quick wrap up

2010-05-31 Thread Linda Orkin
I joined Mark and his enthusiastic group this morning at Goetchius and was so glad to see a field just filled with Bobolinks. A joyful morning. And wonderful people, both known to me and new. I then went to Sweedler Preserve, both top and bottom. Some sharp chipping in the Lick Brook ravine made

Re: [cayugabirds-l] How do they know?

2010-10-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Not only are they watching, they are probably checking them out on a fairly regular basis. They see you much more often than you see them ! And as soon as there is food, the word goes out. Linda On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Bard Prentiss prenti...@frontiernet.netwrote: Yesterday i filled

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

2010-11-14 Thread Linda Orkin
Just to clarify. The dead Coot that Jill and I saw at Stewart Park on the shore by the swan pen had no apparent injuries. I went down to take a look at it. It was intact. There was fishing hook, line and sinker, and float all tangled in a bush there, which I removed. The proximity had made

Re: [cayugabirds-l] dead coots

2010-11-26 Thread Linda Orkin
I want to underline again what Carl is saying. The Coots that are being seen are first just dead with no apparent injuries. Then obviously they will be scavenged at some point. This is just to bring this to peoples' attention as something that could be of concern. Like finding a few dead bats

[cayugabirds-l] OT-Christmas Bird Count. Long.

2010-12-03 Thread Linda Orkin
are hoping to get some new people out there. If you would like more information or if you would like assistance in choosing a count area or if you are a beginner and are concerned about identifying birds accurately, you may call the Count Co-Coordinator, Linda Orkin at 279-4253 or email at this dedicated

[cayugabirds-l] OT Ithaca Christmas Bird Count Again

2010-12-12 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey Everyone, A reminder, we need all hands on deck for our annual Christmas Bird Count held, as has become traditional, on Jan.1. Please consider becoming a part of this. Here is the link to the information included last week

[cayugabirds-l] OT Great Chickadee Challenge-Ithaca Christmas Bird Count

2010-12-22 Thread Linda Orkin
*Christmas Bird Count Ithaca Update-January 1 Count Date* Great Chickadee Challenge *Black-capped chickadees!!* We are looking for as many as we can find. Our tally last year of 3,334 was good enough to place us first in the US, but Edmonton, AB beat us with 4,683. Our high tally was 3,962

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A terrific new ID Guide to Eastern Birds

2011-02-19 Thread Linda Orkin
Got it too and am intrigued by it. It seems to address many of my goals for birding id skills, like distance, jizz, and flying birds. He (Crossley) will be at the Monday night seminar at the Lab of O on Feb 28. Also did the guide to Shorebirds, same philosophy. Linda On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel

2011-02-28 Thread Linda Orkin
The East Hill Kestrel that we all know and love was jauntily bobbing his tail as he perched on a wire near the Oxley Polo Arena this morning. Linda Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why don't RTHA eat all the pheasants at the game farm?

2011-03-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Yes. I totally agree Chris. And what a totally unnatural environment and conditions, with those blinders on and totally exposed to all inclement weather. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Mar 3, 2011, at 4:03 PM, Chris Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu wrote: Wouldn't these Red-tailed Hawks

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why don't RTHA eat all the pheasants at the game farm?

2011-03-03 Thread Linda Orkin
@cornell.edu Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why don't RTHA eat all the pheasants at the game farm? What I guess we don't know is what proportion of their diet it pheasant versus rodent. - Original Message - From: Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com To: Chris Tessaglia-Hymes c...@cornell.edu

Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Why don't RTHA eat all the pheasants at the game farm?

2011-03-04 Thread Linda Orkin
. Research Associate, Human Dimensions Research Unit Department of Natural Resources Cornell University phone 607-255-8192 web www.dnr.cornell.edu/hdru/ From: bounce-8672743-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-8672743-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Linda Orkin Sent

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: NNYBirds: OT-Amazing peregrine hunting video

2011-03-11 Thread Linda Orkin
Yes. I concur. It is good to see the wonder in all creatures. Thanks fir sending Diane. I posted this on Facebook. It is a beautiful nature meditation. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Mar 11, 2011, at 9:00 AM, Asher Hockett veery...@gmail.com wrote: Sometimes I wonder why someone thought to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Unsuccessful loon attempt

2011-04-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Thank you to Karen, John and Victoria for their compassion, and willingness to be heartbroken as they attempted this. Let us all maintain just a little hope and a spiritual moment of prayer for this being. Any of us would have come to help, but the outcome is never guaranteed no matter what.

[cayugabirds-l] Not wild bird related, but lost pigeon

2011-04-20 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey All, Victoria Campbell of stranded Common Loon infamy/famy has a beautiful, obviously not wild Rock Pigeon that has been brought to her in her capacity as Wildlife Rehabber. Does anyone have any thoughts about this, especially as to whether or not she should just free this bird. I am

[cayugabirds-l] Male N. Harrier

2011-04-23 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey All, Meant to report this before. On Thursday, a beautiful male Northern Harrier flew over the road into the field across from the airport on Warren Road. I have seen a female there at least three times. Would be neat if they breed there. Linda -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Nest box troubles

2011-05-10 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey All, I am forwarding part of an email from a friend who lives in the Tug Hill area. Anyone have any advice for her. You can respond to her off list, I have copied her here so her email is available. Hi Linda, We have four bird boxes out for bluebirds and tree swallows, and I noticed

[cayugabirds-l] A very interesting whimbrel story apropos of Irene

2011-08-26 Thread Linda Orkin
Just saw this posted by the American Bird Conservancy on Facebook, it is quite interesting and lets us experience some of what a bird may endure in these storms.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2011-10-06 Thread Linda Orkin
Perhaps everyone already knows to what you are referring when you say Golindrinas technicians but I don't. I googled this and found it is people studying Tree Swallows. Is this what you are doing? And if yes, what are you doing? And if no, what is this about. Thanks Nick, I enjoy your posts.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron rookery chicks

2010-05-10 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey Sara Jane. Sapsucker Woods has a Facebook page that posts updates about goings on and May 3 AM was the first evidence of hatching. If you are on Facebook you can become a fan of.. Glad you got to see them. Best Linda Sent from my iPhone On May 10, 2010, at 10:08 PM, Sara Jane

Re: [cayugabirds-l] crab apple feast

2010-10-29 Thread Linda Orkin
Wednesday evening along Fall creek trail I watched a male Pileated in a little wimpy sapling eating Virginia Creeper berries with much gusto. Never saw a Pileated perched like that let alone eating berries. Neat. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Oct 29, 2010, at 10:48 AM, Laura Stenzler

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma - Dunlin, Greater White-fronted Goose

2010-11-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Never too late for a good naming contest. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Nov 18, 2010, at 6:42 AM, Jane Graves jgra...@skidmore.edu wrote: The Moist Soil Unit was the earlier unofficial name. And Larue's Lagoon is actually Lesser Yellowlegs. They should have had a naming contest. Jane

Re: [cayugabirds-l] World House Sparrow Day!

2011-03-19 Thread Linda Orkin
Yes Meena. Agreed. I recommend a book called The Providence of a Sparrow for an amazing insight into the intelligence of these birds. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Mar 19, 2011, at 8:58 AM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi folks, Tomorrow is World House Sparrow Day! I know, I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinal Singing non stop for three hours

2011-07-28 Thread Linda Orkin
Me too. Cleaning the kitchen and resonating in the dusky evening beautiful Cardinal notes.!! Sent from my iPhone On Jul 28, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: A male cardinal was just singing up a storm in my yard too, making washing the dinner dishes a lot more

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Meeting and Speaker Presentation

2011-11-11 Thread Linda Orkin
per year is still a bargain to be a committed member of our special community. Thanks and hope to see you there. Linda Orkin President, Cayuga Bird Club -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re:[cayugabirds-l] CORRECTION; Cayuga Bird Club Meeting and Speaker Presentation

2011-11-14 Thread Linda Orkin
Third time's a charm. Suzanne Henderson reminded me to tell you all that cookies will be available by 7:15. Cookies and socializing. Come by then. You'll be glad you did. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30. See you there. Linda Orkin Hello All, I would like to extend a warm

[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Bird Count 2012... Yes!!!

2011-12-06 Thread Linda Orkin
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com wrote: Hey Chris, Once again, I am sending you this first to make sure it is okay to send out to the listserve. And will do a reminder each week as I did last year, with some different info and ideas each time. Is this all

[cayugabirds-l] Apologies for double posting!! Christmas Bird Count 2012... Yes!!!

2011-12-06 Thread Linda Orkin
of Paul Anderson, where this month's newsletter contains the map that you will all find helpful. Thanks. Linda Orkin This year will be Audubon’s 112th Christmas Bird Count. The Cayuga Bird Club again will organize the Ithaca count on their traditional date of January 1. That is a Sunday

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prey for Merlin

2011-12-06 Thread Linda Orkin
Ned Brinkley always said they were called Pigeon Hawks because of the similar way they flapped their wings. Linda Orkin On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:18 PM, con...@ithaca.edu wrote: HI Folks, I'm not an expert, but I watched a Merlin grab a Tree Swallow after a chase of ~200 m(at Jamaica Bay

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: What did 'your' Merlins eat?

2011-12-08 Thread Linda Orkin
Dave This I a really interesting post from a very observant man. Thanks for following up in this and contacting him. Love all the birds but this narrative gives me a bit of a chill down my spine. Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone On Dec 8, 2011, at 5:58 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Short-eared Owls

2011-12-08 Thread Linda Orkin
Have a great club trip on Saturday. Knowing you, it will be and I know the SE Owls know it too and will obey. I wish I could come. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Dec 8, 2011, at 7:09 PM, Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com wrote: Hi All, Yesterday, Gary Kohlenberg and I went to Rafferty

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Use of GPS Coordinates

2011-12-18 Thread Linda Orkin
coordinates would be able to just use the numbers and put the proper notations that they needed, after them. Let's see what others say. Best Linda Orkin On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM, bob mcguire bmcgu...@clarityconnect.comwrote: The Cayuga Bird Club is in the process of finalizing the text

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Christmas Bird Count on the Radio tonight. And can someone remind me what our count week is please?

2011-12-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey Everyone, Just got confirmation of this a little while ago. I will be speaking on WVBR tonight at 6:40. I think it will mostly be about the Christmas Bird Count and perhaps a little bit about the club. (I hope) I invite you to tune in if you have the time. Shin Hollow Radio Shin Hollow

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Broken-bill Loon

2012-01-10 Thread Linda Orkin
That's a very neat idea. May lead to more attempts to pick out specific identifying marks on other individuals. Like a crow that comes to my feeder with white on trailing edge of both wings. Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 10, 2012, at 3:08 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gary Kohlenberg re tower rd

2012-02-14 Thread Linda Orkin
Cool!! Linda Orkin. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 14, 2012, at 9:20 AM, 6072292...@vtext.com wrote: Gary Kohlenberg re tower rd redtail nest: No we are installing a nest cam for the Lab of O ! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga waterfront cleanup March 31

2012-03-27 Thread Linda Orkin
appropriately and bring gloves Let me know if you are interested, need more info etc. Thanks Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Waterfront Cleanup - Saturday, March 31 - 10am to 12 noon

2012-03-27 Thread Linda Orkin
pedestrian bridge at Fuertes. Linda Orkin, Cayuga Bird Club – wingmagi...@gmail.com; 279-4253. ·Newman Golf Course – litter pickup. Peggy Beach, Friends of Newman - 280-5782; mj...@cornell.edu ·Pier Road and Farmers Market Trail – litter pickup and sweep trail, trim

[cayugabirds-l] Waterfront cleanup reminder

2012-03-30 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey All, Just a reminder, the waterfront clean up is tomorrow. I will be at the pedestrian/suspension bridge at Stewart Park at 10AM to meet up with anyone who might come. You can decide at the last minute, although due to weather predictions, Rick may cancel as of 8:30 tomorrow morning. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-04-01 Thread Linda Orkin
How about Native Plants for Native Birds put out by the Cayuga Bird Club? For two years I have been planting Spicebush as a native alternative to forsythia. Little yellow flowers. Not that showy but great for habitat. Especially when they get their lovely ovoid red shiny fruits. Linda.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Long-eared Owl video

2011-11-08 Thread Linda Orkin
This is wonderful. Since I was in California yesterday, this will be my only view of this special bird. Great video. Thanks to both Mark and Benjamin. Linda On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Benjamin Clock bm...@cornell.edu wrote: Cayugabirds, I shot a few clips of yesterdays Long-eared Owl in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Beebe lake this morning

2011-11-10 Thread Linda Orkin
. Thanks for this update. Linda Orkin On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Michele Mannella mk...@cornell.eduwrote: Hi everyone, For the last couple of mornings, from the footbridge over Beebe Lake, I've seen an all black duck dabbling in the pool of the first waterfall. When it turns its

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prey for Merlin

2011-12-06 Thread Linda Orkin
Also from BNA This falcon was previously called the “Pigeon Hawk” because in flight it can be mistaken for a member of the pigeon family; its species name (* columbarius*) also refers to pigeons. Linda On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:34 PM, Benjamin Clock bm...@cornell.edu wrote: BNA says they take

Re: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-03-31 Thread Linda Orkin
Nice images you evoke. I am glad your birds have such safe, bushy perches and you get so much enjoyment. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Mar 31, 2012, at 5:52 PM, Nancy W Dickinson n...@cornell.edu wrote: Since this has been such a spectacular season for forsythia, I thought I'd mention

Re: [cayugabirds-l] George Pond

2012-04-09 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks Carl. Let us all know and if there is a role the Cayuga Bird Club can play in this I would like to have us step forward. I think this was here for longer than a couple of years though. Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 9, 2012, at 9:41 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: FYI

[cayugabirds-l] Mini workshops this weekend, Christmas Bird Count Ithaca (and please forward!)

2010-12-14 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey All, I will be holding workshops for people who may want more detailed instructions for how we do our count, how we record the data, what information is included and how to submit it to an area leader. Please join me at the front entrance of the Visitors' Center at Sapsucker Woods either (it

Re: [cayugabirds-l] abbreviations

2011-03-16 Thread Linda Orkin
Imagine if there were NOMO Mockingbirds?? Linda Sent from my iPhone On Mar 16, 2011, at 12:45 PM, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: The codes are easy to write but difficult to read. They are like mysteries, once someone explains them you can follow how they got there, but you are

[cayugabirds-l] Today Ithaca.

2011-04-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Heard my first of season Eastern Phoebe down by Fall Creek today. Saw my first of season Mourning Cloak on Bluegrass Lane. Linda Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goetchius Wetland- Common Loon --looks like same loon as two weeks ago

2011-04-28 Thread Linda Orkin
Can anyone tell if this bird is suffering the same impairment of its wing as the original Loon. That may make this call a little easier. Also, for people who have observed this present Loon and the environs, is there a greater expanse of water that will allow the bird to take off this time, if it

Re: [cayugabirds-l] turns out to be domestic ducks/maybe a bunch of black ducks (or hybrid) behind mann library

2011-07-27 Thread Linda Orkin
and having them as companions on their own land and pond. Think about it. Linda On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Liisa Mobley ls...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi everyone- Linda Orkin just emailed me to let me know that these are domestic ducks which someone dumped at Beebe Lake about a month ago

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Montezuma Muckrace Flats - the future

2011-09-07 Thread Linda Orkin
Yay!!! Good job Marie and all who have worked on this. Can't wait to see this wonderful book. What a treat for us all. What a resource. Linda On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu wrote: Fear not! When the fabulous new Cayuga Lake Basin Birding Site Guide is published

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

2011-09-09 Thread Linda Orkin
for Cayuga Inlet invasive plant To: Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com Hi Linda. ** ** I have not personally worked with aquathol, so am not the best resource for issues pertaining to off target impact. However, I have been following this conversation through conference calls each week

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

2011-09-09 Thread Linda Orkin
the question of what control measures are appropriate, but it does seem as though failure to act could cause problems for creatures besides boaters. Alicia On 9/9/2011 8:55 AM, Linda Orkin wrote: I want to thank Dave for his appropriately in depth email about hydrilla. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Beebe lake this morning - Cayuga Duck

2011-11-10 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks for that Kevin. If anyone is interested in learning any more I have a link that you can look at http://www.hobbyfarms.com/farm-resources/livestock-resources/cayuga-duck-breed-profile.aspx They are very lovely and I am so happy that some compassionate people have taken on their rescue as

Re: [cayugabirds-l] An interesting (sound) observation...etc

2011-12-01 Thread Linda Orkin
Nice sound observations Marie. The other morning, early, at the Arboretum, an American Robin singing, also very quietly, like under his breath. I took it to be a young one also, practicing Delights abound. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Dec 1, 2011, at 4:32 PM, Marie P Read m...@cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sharpie

2011-12-08 Thread Linda Orkin
. Thanks Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone On Dec 8, 2011, at 9:54 AM, tmin...@twcny.rr.com wrote: I've been watching starlings wheeling around in their swarm mode directly over the Vet Tower right around 5pm each night as I head home. Really fantastic sight. If you are driving down Tower

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club speaker dinner - Dec.12

2011-12-09 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks Donna. And the chaos around the season too!!! Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone On Dec 9, 2011, at 9:55 AM, Donna Scott d...@cornell.edu wrote: The date for this speaker is Dec. 12. It was listed as October 13 in the body of the message below. Ah, the perils of editing old

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shrike on Turkey Hill

2011-12-15 Thread Linda Orkin
Welcome to the list with your very nice post. Just goes to show how much can be going on when we're not looking. But you were. Thanks. Keep us updated. Best Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone On Dec 15, 2011, at 8:09 AM, Thom Baker thomba...@yahoo.com wrote: Hello, birders. I'm new

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2011-12-18 Thread Linda Orkin
It is rare but not totally unheard of. There are some Nov. Dec and Jan ebird reports for them And yes, Towhees are in the sparrow family, so feed on the ground. This is cool, do you have any idea if you are in the count circle for the Christmas Bird Count. You can check that out on our bird club

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Portland Point Osprey Update

2012-02-02 Thread Linda Orkin
Wow Robyn, this is so great!!! Good work...tell Paul thanks also. And the ospreys thank all of you too. It will be exciting to see them set up housekeeping (fingers crossed) Linda On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Robyn Bailey rb...@cornell.edu wrote: Good morning. I have an update on the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow singing

2012-03-06 Thread Linda Orkin
Me too, my first was on Sunday, slicing through the wind and snow squalls. I always think it's so stimulating in the spring, first you're thinking, wait, what is that sound again. and then the comfortable and exciting recognition right after your brain finds the right file. Linda Orkin On Tue

Re: [cayugabirds-l] forsythia for birds

2012-04-02 Thread Linda Orkin
wonderful other 19 acres. I am envious. Best Linda Orkin Muriel Street, Ithaca, NY On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Nancy W Dickinson n...@cornell.edu wrote: I will try to remember who I'm talking to next time I post anything! ;) I am all for natural native plants, and have 19 acres of them

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Sunday; George Rd. Vesper Sparrow

2012-04-09 Thread Linda Orkin
That's too bad!! And look how quickly the Guide to Birding can need to be updated, but not in a good way. Linda On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edu wrote: My understanding on George Rd. pond is that the beaver dam that created it was to be removed. The Dryden

Re: [cayugabirds-l] R. Grouse@Sapsucker Woods (SSW)

2012-04-24 Thread Linda Orkin
You yourself should be able to convince him if you ask nicely. And thanks, now I don't have to send you a reminder. Have a great walk. As you usually do, with your boundless enthusiasm and knowledge. Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 24, 2012, at 3:42 PM, Lee Ann van Leer

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Renwick vs. Fuertes

2012-05-08 Thread Linda Orkin
into repair and visibility. I am hoping to hear from people who may want to join together and facilitate some progress in this direction Best Linda Orkin Current President of the Cayuga Bird Club. Sent from my iPhone On May 8, 2012, at 8:49 PM, geoklop...@gmail.com wrote: So Matt's puzzler

Re: [cayugabirds-l] corrections

2012-05-13 Thread Linda Orkin
We all care!! You and Ton had a great day and it was nice to hear about it. And appreciate the accuracy!! Thanks Linda Sent from my iPhone On May 13, 2012, at 5:18 PM, Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all I'm not sure anyone cares, but our 140 species day did NOT include a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] East Recreation Parkway Game Farm Road and GREAT HORNED OWL

2012-05-17 Thread Linda Orkin
Oh. I forgot. I heard him there one day last week. Also during the day. Linda Sent from my iPhone On May 17, 2012, at 5:12 PM, Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com wrote: I walked a mile of the Recreation Parkway from 1-1:45. It was very quiet warbler wise - Yellow Warbler, Redstart, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thank you from the Land Trust

2012-05-30 Thread Linda Orkin
A big DITTO from the birding communitiy!! And the Cayuga Bird Club. The Land Trust preserves are favorite places for us all to bird and we are very appreciative of Mark's very successful efforts to support and advertise these special lands., Linda Orkin On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 1:29

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club reminder

2012-06-11 Thread Linda Orkin
Hello All, Just a reminder and a warm invitation to all to come on out for the Cayuga Bird Club dish-to-pass Myers Point Pavilion (A) Picnic. Bring a generous dish to share and your own place serving and beverage. I hope to see everyone there. This is not just limited to club members... 6:30

Re: [cayugabirds-l] oops forgot to mention location RE: CBC dish to pass and evening birds

2012-06-12 Thread Linda Orkin
for coming. Best Linda Orkin On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: oops forgot to mention location… ** ** This was all at Myers Point! Meena *From:* bounce-61058830-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto: bounce-61058830-3493...@list.cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] LOTS of birds out there-again!

2012-07-02 Thread Linda Orkin
Hey all, Nice list, nice day. Wondering why the club doesn't lead any walks in the summer, especially with all this list chatter about how great the birding is at this time of the year. Sapsucker Woods walks get a great turnout every week, each day of the weekend. Just a thought. Linda On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: Bats roosting in my house

2012-07-26 Thread Linda Orkin
Richard. Cave hibernating bats establish separate maternal roost sites in the summer. They will return to their winter roosts and not remain in your siding over the winter. If you are serious about doing them no harm as I am sure you are I think you should get in touch with Bat Conservation

Re: [cayugabirds-l] loon still on beebe lake/ Rare Bird Alert for Tompkins daily

2012-07-27 Thread Linda Orkin
then. Thanks Linda Orkin On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Liisa Mobley ls...@cornell.edu wrote: I just walked by Beebe Lake, and the loon, looking a bit bedraggled, was actively diving. It was located between the island and the northern shore of beebe lake. ( I spotted it at about 9:55am

Re: [cayugabirds-l] help requested, rehabber needed

2012-08-06 Thread Linda Orkin
The correct number for Victoria is 200-4100 as you gave him. He apparently misdialed or misunderstood. I am copying her website info here. I hope Tim will read this. I am also copying Victoria on this email. On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Christianne McMillan White cm...@cornell.edu wrote:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Duck/Linda/Donna

2012-08-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Wait. Did no one enjoy my Cedar Waxwing posting??!! Linda Sent from my iPhone On Aug 18, 2012, at 11:19 AM, Carol Keeler carolk...@adelphia.net wrote: And I'll second all of Fritzie's comments. I, too, really enjoyed Steve's comments on the insects. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Wood Duck/Linda/Donna

2012-08-18 Thread Linda Orkin
Likewise Diana. You also. Let's all post MORE. And thanks to those who do. Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 18, 2012, at 6:23 PM, Diana whiti...@roadrunner.com wrote: Thank you too for all who post, especially with the detailed stories. I always reading them. Diana Whiting Diana

[cayugabirds-l] Test

2012-08-21 Thread Linda Orkin
People have said they got bounced off this listserve so I am just trying it. Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] wood ducks

2012-09-06 Thread Linda Orkin
worked out yet. But if anyone knows anyone, let me know. I think the first step would be to generate a list of interested youngsters. Thanks Bill, for sharing this with us all. It is a wonderful image to cling to. Linda Orkin Ithaca... On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Bill Mcaneny bmcane

Re: [cayugabirds-l] wood ducks

2012-09-06 Thread Linda Orkin
leaped to this conclusion about this eight year old child. Apologies to all the great birders and naturalists out there whether you started as a little girl or a little boy. Linda Orkin Ithaca Sent from my iPhone On Sep 6, 2012, at 11:09 AM, Linda Orkin wingmagi...@gmail.com wrote: Wow

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Fwd: Turkey surveys

2012-10-04 Thread Linda Orkin
Below is a follow up from Mike Schiavone at DEC. In case anyone is interested. Linda Orkin Ithaca, NY -- Forwarded message -- From: Michael Schiavone mvsch...@gw.dec.state.ny.us Date: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:30 AM Subject: Re: Fwd: Turkey surveys To: wingmagi...@gmail.com Hi Ms

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Field trips this weekend.

2012-10-04 Thread Linda Orkin
are open to all levels and we extend an invitation even to non-members to join us. Let me know if you have any questions, comments or desire to join the club. Best Linda Orkin President, Cayuga Bird Club. -- Don't ask what your bird club can do for you, ask what you can do for your bird club

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT Springhouse Rd. Dryden

2012-11-01 Thread Linda Orkin
So sorry to hear this Carl, what a crummy experience. Bad karma to the thief. Linda On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: FYI Warning.While parked at the pull-off on Springhouse Rd. this morning to take my dog for a walk, my car was broken into. My

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club November Newsletter

2012-11-04 Thread Linda Orkin
Best Linda Orkin President, Cayuga Bird Club (a reminder, we do not administer this list) Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Nat Geo Birds of Paradise

2012-11-13 Thread Linda Orkin
Yes. November 22 National Geographic Channel. 10 PM. Here's a link to Lab of O web page that details events http://birds.cornell.edu/page.aspx?pid=2540 Who's got the channel?? Linda Sent from my iPhone On Nov 13, 2012, at 5:34 PM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: Has anyone found

[cayugabirds-l] Downy Woodpecker

2012-11-16 Thread Linda Orkin
This morning I watched from my kitchen window as a female Downy Woodpecker explored every edge and crack in the frame of the french doors, looking for any speck of insect. It was neat to watch her crane her head all around to peer with her bright eyes. Linda Orkin Ithaca, NY -- Don't ask what

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca CBC

2012-12-05 Thread Linda Orkin
, it is Sept 19-21, 2014. That is when Cayuga Bird Club is hosting the meeting in Ithaca. President of Cayuga Bird Club is Linda Orkin. 607-279-4253 wingmagi...@gmail.com 132 Muriel St. Ithaca, NY 14850 At this point, Linda and I are overseeing preparations for the 2014 NYSOA Conf

[cayugabirds-l] OT: 2013 Ithaca Christmas Bird Count

2012-12-10 Thread Linda Orkin
as we would for the count. Please respond to this email off list if you are interested in doing this. I hope all will join in, there are several area leaders pleading for more help. Feel free to email me with any questions. Thanks very much. Linda Orkin 2013 CBC Christmas Bird Count Coordinator

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Linda Orkin
. Thanks to those birds that consented to reveal themselves. And thanks to you Kevin for a wonderful compilation as always. Linda Orkin Christmas Bird Count Co-coordinator. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 3, 2013, at 7:35 AM, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: Ken wrote -- really shows

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carcase identification-murder most foul

2013-01-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Only if Chris saw it!! : ) Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 3, 2013, at 1:12 PM, nutter.d...@me.com wrote: From this should we assume that there was a live Wood Duck in the count circle during count week or in the basin in 2012? --Dave Nutter On Jan 03, 2013, at 11:28 AM, Kevin J.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More CBC birds for 2013

2013-01-03 Thread Linda Orkin
Gary. Donna was there from 4-6 but may have been on another line. Your feeder bird list is still valid. Probably you can just send it straight to Kevin. Thanks. Linda. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 3, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Gary Kohlenberg jg...@cornell.edu wrote: Two things: 1. If I had a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] (Long comment) Exempt part of Cayuga Lake from hunting diving ducks

2013-01-05 Thread Linda Orkin
? John's points are so well presented and thought out it seems to be the perfect starting place. Linda Orkin On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, I think this would be great conservation project for CBC to take up, with inputs from Bill and John

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birders Hunters on Cayuga Lake

2013-01-07 Thread Linda Orkin
privately about next steps? Thanks. Linda Orkin Cayuga Bird Club On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, ** ** First of all, after reading John’s post, when I suggested that CBC should do something about hunting was not to stop hunting

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birders Hunters on Cayuga Lake

2013-01-07 Thread Linda Orkin
of points of view have been expressed, it seems to me it is time to transition to off list action bolstered by information, facts and yes, emotion. Thanks much. Linda Orkin On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Candace Cornell cec...@gmail.com wrote: I'll put this topic on our agenda for our next

Re: [cayugabirds-l] purpose of the list serve.

2013-01-07 Thread Linda Orkin
to reading any further information and opinion but I also hope that those people who offer comment will be able to participate in action. Linda Orkin On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Meena Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: *Cayugabirds-L – Information and Rules* Cayugabirds-L

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