Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brown pelican update

2015-06-10 Thread Peter
Hi folks. Is there any one location where it would be a good bet to see the Pelican (I'm coming from out of town). Thanks. On 6/9/2015 4:29 PM, Sandy wrote: I'm 90 percent sure I saw the brown pelican flying by from class park direction north to lake at 4:15pm. It has a unique angle to its

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.

2015-06-27 Thread Peter
John is this legit? Second one I've got in a few days.. On 6/27/2015 5:01 PM, John Confer wrote: -- *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* Welcome and Basics http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME Rules and Information http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES Subscribe,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.

2015-06-28 Thread Peter
Hi folks. Can any out there tell me if this is a legitimate email from John. It is very similar to one I received recently from another group member. I don't know why she or John would be sending it. Many thanks. Pete Saracino On 6/27/2015 5:01 PM, John Confer wrote: -- *Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia

2015-07-05 Thread Peter
Very cool. Thanks for sharing. On 7/5/2015 6:06 AM, Dave Nutter wrote: A few days ago my Stefhan Ohlström sent me this link to a site with several nest-cams in Latvia, which is east across the Baltic Sea from the southern part of his native Sweden. https://www.eenet.ee/EENet/kaamerad Some

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB: Black Stork nest-cam in Latvia

2015-07-05 Thread Peter
Dave and all. I was quietly readying my emails with the storks in the background (cam opened and minimized) when I suddenly heard a very loud racket and, sure enought, just as Dave said, in came an adult with food for the kidsabout 9:20 am our time. I won't describe what I saw as Dave as

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Loons over Cayuga

2015-11-12 Thread Peter
Hi. I made a brief stop there about 3 pm yesterday on my way to Ithaca and saw 3 common loons (didn't stay long)(and only had binocs). Saw an additional 2 at Sheldrake point, further up the lake. I plan to return after this front passes thru and get there around sunrise. Perhaps time could have

Re: [cayugabirds-l] guns at Stewart Park

2015-11-13 Thread Peter
Dave wrote: "After the cops drove off, the leader of the guys, the big one, said I had won today, but if this happened again they'd call the cops on me for harassing them. I asked, if what happens?" Great come-back Dave. I guess they don't understand that if they obey the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Loon Watch

2015-11-14 Thread Peter
Thanks for the update. Do you foresee any future such gatherings this season? Thanks Pete Saracino On 11/14/2015 7:58 PM, Wesley W. Blauvelt wrote: > With temperatures hovering a few degrees above freezing and winds gusting > from the NW at 20+ knots, conditions seemed perfect for a substantial

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull, Myers Point

2015-11-16 Thread Peter
Great news about the loons. I was at the North Point at Taughannock Falls and counted merely 9 (from 7 am to 10 am) Pete On 11/15/2015 6:00 PM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: > I went up the west side of the lake today shortly after Jay’s email. > As yesterday, no luck finding the Franklin’s Gull, but

Re: [cayugabirds-l] video: Montezuma hybrid teal, also Bald Eagles

2015-11-17 Thread Peter
Thanks for sharing the stick incident captured on the video Dave. I'm always amazed at what one is able to see when one actually gets out there and looks. Even things not written about in the "books". This past Saturday on the Visitor's Center Observation Deck at Montezuma we were treated to a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma yesterday (Saturday)

2015-10-18 Thread Peter
hree dozen Short-billed Dowitcher with two > Long-billed Dowitchers (which were a few inches taller) and one dunlin > in the mix. (apologies if I wrote greater and lesser on my phone! > was very excited and wanted to share!) Peter Saracino was there with > his scope helping out vis

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma is great today!!!

2015-10-18 Thread Peter
Greetings folks. Just to shed light on Dave's note about being allowed to get out of one's car to get a "better view". One of the ways a person can volunteer at the Refuge is by being a "Roving Naturalist". The Naturalist is given a refuge vehicle and spotting scope and is allowed to visit

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K-M shorebird walk, meet MNWR VC 7am Saturday

2015-08-28 Thread Peter
Thanks Dave! Two questions. Dave when you get the opportunity, could you address the issue with your posts on the listserve. They always show up as unintelligible computereeze and it's very frustrating because I'd really love to hear what you have to say. PLEASE don't take this as a put-down.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K-M shorebird walk, meet MNWR VC 7am Saturday

2015-08-28 Thread Peter
Dear folks: Perhaps there is a misunderstanding due to the word(s) I used in my previous email. When I go online to the American Birding Association site and choose the Birdingnews tab it populates a list of clubs around the country. From that list I choose the New York Cayuga entry and it

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rte 89 Erie Canal Bridge

2015-10-01 Thread Peter
Yes! Drove over it this very morning. What a relief!! On 10/1/2015 10:04 AM, Ann Mitchell wrote: Is now open! Ann Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] OT: computereeze messages from me

2015-08-28 Thread Peter
anything to do with his posting, but rather something which happens when ABA lifts the CB data. On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:11 AM, Peter psara...@rochester.rr.com mailto:psara...@rochester.rr.com wrote: Dear folks: Perhaps there is a misunderstanding due to the word(s) I used

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Thank you, birding community

2015-12-14 Thread Peter
Yes - a very special thanks to each who patiently share their knowledge of our avian friends. It is very much appreciated, and I look forward to our many contacts thru the coming new year!! Be well all. Pete Saracino On 12/13/2015 2:51 PM, M & K Mannella wrote: > After a thoughtful email

Re: [cayugabirds-l] HUGE flock of snow geese - late post

2016-01-04 Thread Peter
Hi. To add credence to this post, I, along with my pal Kyle Gage, took part in the Eaton Birding Society's CBC count this past Saturday (the 2nd). Between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. we were positioned south of Geneva a few miles east of Seneca lake. We had counted large flocks of snow geese all day -

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2016-01-08 Thread Peter
Hi folks. Pulled into my driveway today only to see a bunch of cowbirds (both male and females) scurrying around the ground going after spilled feed. Am wondering if there are any other reports of cowbirds out there. Thanks. Pete Saracino > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Windmap

2015-12-27 Thread Peter
Hi Meena. As a Meteorology instructor, I've often seen wind map sites where cooler, drier, polar air from the north/northwest meets warmer, moister air from the southeast (a "front") but have never seen it depicted like the one you've sent. My best guess is that it IS a frontal boundary between

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Windmap

2015-12-28 Thread Peter
Incredible the online things that exist to help us better understand the natural world. They make the teaching of concepts a thousand times easier and more fun than they use to be! Happy New Year! On 12/27/2015 12:47 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote: > > Thanks Peter! Previously I used

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2016-01-10 Thread Peter
Thanks for the reply Dave! By the way, I WAS able to read even your first email. Anyway, thanks for the reply. Pete On 1/9/2016 7:11 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > Peter, > On the afternoon of 5 January Ann Mitchell & I saw a flock of about 25 > BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS, males & females

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Starling murmuration downtown ithac

2016-01-14 Thread Peter
Sandy - wonderful that you have eyes to "see". Keep looking (as I, too, hope to do!) Pete On 1/13/2016 2:55 PM, Sandy wrote: I was at the intersection of Clinton and 13 and a swarm of about 1000 Starlings danced around the intersection! It was exhilarating! And so many drivers did not even

Re: [cayugabirds-l] more cowbirds

2016-01-15 Thread Peter
Yes - I have had a small flock of cowbirds at my feeders daily here in Phelps. Pete Sar On 1/15/2016 12:34 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote: > > Hi all > > Around 12:15 this afternoon (Friday, Jan 15), there were around 25 > cowbirds feeding along the east and north edges of the roads at the >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yesterday Snowy owls. Seybolt Road and North End of Cayuga lake. probable Common Yellowthroat.

2016-02-04 Thread Peter
Folks there is a small place to pull off the road by the railroad tracks on the east side of the road (on the shoulder) (as you face north) just beyond where you encounter the actual tracks. Be careful...it's close to the road. Pete Saracino On 2/4/2016 6:26 PM, Suan Hsi Yong wrote: > It's

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yesterday Snowy owls. Seybolt Road and North End of Cayuga lake. probable Common Yellowthroat.

2016-02-04 Thread Peter
It's Reese Rd. and it runs into Seybolt Rd. in the town of Fayette. Hope this helps. Pete Sar On 2/4/2016 6:09 PM, marsha kardon wrote: > I can't find a Freese Rd in Seneca Falls on Google maps - can you > help? I do find Seybolt Rd. > > On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Michael Tetlow >

[cayugabirds-l] Redwings

2016-02-11 Thread Peter
Hey fellow birders, I saw a flock of red wing blackbirds (15-20 birds) yesterday at the MAC center in Savannah, NY while doing our weekly raptor survey for the refuge. Oddly enough, they were all male with the exception of one female. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] greater white-fronted geese lower lake rd. Cayuga Lake SP

2016-02-11 Thread Peter
Josh..how far out were those geese? And were you around the spot where lower lake road meets up with Rt. 89? Thanks Pete Sar On 2/11/2016 7:37 PM, Joshua Snodgrass wrote: > At least two, possibly 5 Greater White-fronted Geese seen this evening > around sunset on Lower Lake Rd. just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager - Cornell University Campus

2016-02-25 Thread Peter
wow. On 2/25/2016 4:36 PM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes wrote: > Not seen posted yet, but I thought I’d pass along word that a Western > Tanager has been seen and photographed hopping around the ground > behind Day Hall on central Cornell University Campus. > > I don’t have many other

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots 'O redtailed Hawks

2016-02-14 Thread Peter
Wow. So what is the explanation for so many red tails in one location.is this a migration event..or simply an over-abundance of prey in this particular locale? Or something else? Thanks Pete Sar On 2/14/2016 3:05 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote: Hi, I checked out the Cornell game farm

[cayugabirds-l] Eagle Nest Question

2016-03-09 Thread Peter
Fellow birders. I was recently on Weyers Pt. road off Rt. 89 heading toward the lake (Sheldrake area) and in the woods far to my left I saw what appears to be a balk eagle nest. Can anyone verify that this nest is currently being used? Many thanks. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Reminder: It is this Sunday. the movie "The Messenger" April 10 at 4.30 PM

2016-04-08 Thread Peter
Hi Meena. Where is the reception following the movie? Thanks Pete On 4/8/2016 8:18 AM, Meena Madhav Haribal wrote: > > > > Hi all, > > You, your family and friends are invited to the movie screening on > April 10 2016 at 4.30 pm to be followed by a reception and post movie > discussion. It is

[cayugabirds-l] Another wave of bird extinctions in the Americas?

2016-04-11 Thread Peter
Interesting and sad.. Pete Sar http://earthsky.org/earth/another-wave-of-bird-extinctions-in-the-americas -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Eagle Nest on Weyers Point Road

2016-04-10 Thread Peter
Dear birding friends. As one heads down toward Cayuga Lake on Weyers Point Rd. off of Rt. 89 (just north of Shelldrake)(about .7 of a mile down the road from Rt. 89) one can see what I think is an eagle nest off along the tree line across the field (as you look north). On my

[cayugabirds-l] Active Eagle Nest Observations

2016-03-22 Thread Peter
Hi Fellow birders. Doug Cameon and I visited 8 area eagle nests in the northern Cayuga Lake Basintoday (3/22/16) to see who was at home and I'd like to share our results: Adult Eagles were observed on the following nests (I assume incubating eggs): Fisher Rd. Armitage Rd. Rt 31/Behind and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] pintails

2016-03-06 Thread Peter
Hundreds of pintails at Knox Marcellus and around the potato barn this afternoon. Beautiful birds On 3/5/2016 10:25 PM, Leona Lauster wrote: Van Dyne Spoor Rd. was very muddy with few birds late this afternoon until I spotted a falcon get a lot of ducks in the air to the north. They

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Saturday CBC field trip

2016-03-07 Thread Peter
Thanks John. Hundreds of pintails at Knox Marcellus yesterday folks.and lots of them around the Potato Barn. Pete Saracino On 3/7/2016 11:46 AM, John Confer wrote: > > Bob Horn, Ruth Yarrow, Susan Soboroff, Jae Sullivan-Whey (if I have > that correct) had a very enjoyable trip around the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese Knox Marcellus

2016-03-05 Thread Peter
Thanks for sharing!! Pete Saracino On 3/4/2016 7:14 PM, Dave K wrote: > > The Snow Goose flock was using Knox Marcellus ~5PM today. > > > video > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/25485141026/in/datetaken-public/ > > Snow Geese 3-4-16 East Rd >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sunday hawks

2016-03-28 Thread Peter
Spent the afternoon at/on Broadway Rd. north of Wolcott, NY and there were hundreds of turkey vultures migrating (a friend who had been counting for much of the day had over a thousand vultures!!!), a handful of red shouldered hawks, lots of red-tail, a bunch of sharpies and coopers, a few

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Visitor Center

2016-03-31 Thread Peter
Ann and all. A week ago I visited 8 eagle nests in the northern part of our "range" (ranging from west to Geneva to east to the refuge and south to Aurora, NY). We found eagles on 7 of the 8 nests. Today I visited the only nest that had no eagles on or near it the day we monitored (Packwood

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Osprey Final Note

2016-04-24 Thread Peter
I forgot to mention in my last post that at Mud Lock my companions and I witnessed an osprey harassing the heck out of a bald eagle for about 3-5 minutes. It was quite a spectacle with the osprey being sure to "attack" from the top side of the eagle. At one point the eagle half turned its

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-throated Sparrows

2016-04-26 Thread Peter
Interesting. I also had a white-crowned at my feeder in the Phelps, NY area. And white throats of both flavors. On 4/26/2016 11:51 AM, M & K Mannella wrote: > This morning We had two white-crowned sparrows foraging and singing > and one brown thrasher-always a surprise! > > We also have an

[cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Ospreys

2016-04-23 Thread Peter
For those who may not know: there are eaglets on the Aurora nest and the nest at mud lock. The osprey cam viewable from the Refuge Visitor's Center shows at least one egg in the osprey nest. And both ospreys and eagles seemed to be everywhere today in the northern part of our basin.in

[cayugabirds-l] A wee traveler

2016-05-05 Thread Peter
Just on the porch steps right now having morning coffee and enjoying the birds at the feeder when what to my wondering eyes should appear for a drink of "nectar" but a wee traveler with a ruby throat returning from its winter hiatus in far off

[cayugabirds-l] Rachel Carson

2016-05-15 Thread Peter
Dear fellow birders: As we hunt marsh and field, wood and beach and ridge during this very special (and ephemeral) time of year seeking those journeying birds we love - and find deep satisfaction in the doing - here is some food for thought from a kindred spirit. "There is symbolic as

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird habitat at Montezuma Refuge

2016-07-12 Thread Peter
Hi All, FYI in case you haven't seen this. Pete Saracino Please see Linda's note below about water management for shorebirds from now until fall waterfowl migration. Very helpful info as people will soon be coming to look for shorebirds and others will wonder (as they do) "where's the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Peter
Come to think of it, a few year's back I saw 2 Canada Geese fearlessly go after a balk eagle who had come too near where they were And I must say, I am always very impressed with a smaller bird's willingness to protect...a profile in courage. On 7/18/2016 2:45 PM, AB Clark wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Being called a "bird brain"......it's a complement!

2016-07-30 Thread Peter
http://earthsky.org/earth/its-not-an-insult-to-be-called-a-bird-brain -- 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] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Peter
Orioles came to my suet last year as welland ignored the "other stuff". On 5/10/2016 1:12 PM, Carol Keeler wrote: I found it very interesting that the Orioles have been coming to the suet. They've never touched the suet here. They just go to the jelly feeders. They've

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebirds and Others Tuesday July 5th 2016

2016-07-05 Thread Peter
David, Kevin et al. With respect to arctic breeding waterfowl spending their summers in the Finger Lakes, we here in the northern art of the pbasin have seen a small group (about 12-14) of snow geese hanging around the north part of Seneca Lake around Geneva, NY. Pete Saracino On 7/5/2016

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Stilt updates ?

2016-06-20 Thread Peter
I was there with a few friends last night around 7 PM and it was still there and easy to see..though far away. Pete Saracino On 6/20/2016 7:45 AM, Gary Kohlenberg wrote: Any reports, positive or negative, today on the Montezuma B-n Stilt would be appreciated. Thanks, Gary --

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2016-08-17 Thread Peter
Friends: Cape May is having a 2 day "field trip" to look for shorebirds on the 24th and 25th of August. It's led by one of the folks who wrote the shorebird book. Cost for the workshop (not including travel, room and board) is about $190. Anyone interested in car pooling? Pete Saracino Here

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese moving north

2017-02-20 Thread Peter
It's right around the corner. On another note, has anyone seen the Gyrfalcon of late? I've been down there about 12 times and have not seen it. I've found EVERYTHING but!! I found the fountain of youth, the lost city of Coronado, the lost Inca gold, even the Holy Grail. But alas, no

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snow geese moving north

2017-02-20 Thread Peter
Lots of redwings here in Phelps New York as of LAST week... Pete Saracino On 2/19/2017 11:22 AM, Laura Stenzler wrote: Just had our first of the year snow geese fly north over our house on Hunt Hill Rd, east of Ithaca. Also robins in the yard. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu --

[cayugabirds-l] Self Medication, Wildlife Style: How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants

2016-08-21 Thread Peter
It would appear we are not the only creatures practicing herbal medicine. Interesting http://blog.nature.org/science/2016/06/20/self-medication-wildlife-style-how-birds-creatures-medicinal-plants/?utm_campaign=social.nature_medium=social_source=multiple_content=1467232225 -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Flooded fields at MNWR Visitor's Center

2016-09-01 Thread Peter
In case you didn't know, the Montezuma Refuge created lots of shorebird habitat by flooding the large expanse of disked "field" behind its Visitor's Center yesterday. That, coupled with significant rainfall last night has created some nice spaces for shorebirds and waterfowl. I was there

[cayugabirds-l] Young Peregrine at Montezuma NWR Visitor Center Pool

2016-09-10 Thread Peter
Hi folks. We had the great pleasure of an incredible visit from a young peregrine falcon this afternoon as we stood on the deck at the Visitor Center scanning the pool in front of us. It flew in suddenly, strafed a few birds (and missed) and then proceeded to give all present a very nice

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deuces wild at the Montezuma Audubon Center

2016-10-06 Thread Peter
Quite a card hand. Thanks Chris!! On 10/6/2016 10:03 AM, lajews...@yahoo.com wrote: > Earlier this week, we saw 2 Sandhill Cranes, 2 Northern Harriers, 2 > Trumpeter Swans and heard 2 Great-horned Owls at the Montezuma Audubon > Center. > > Chris Lajewski > Center Director > Montezuma Audubon

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Please get permission to see Booby from "Townline Road"

2016-09-22 Thread Peter
Folks - a question about the Booby. Is it more easily seen from Lower Lake Rd. near Seneca Falls (west side of lake) or from the village of Cayuga (east side of lake). Or perhaps it depends on the bird's mood? (smile) Thanks for the help. Pete Saracino On 9/20/2016 11:29 PM, Dave Nutter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Please get permission to see Booby from "Townline Road"

2016-09-22 Thread Peter
Thanks Suan! Pete On 9/22/2016 9:55 AM, Suan Hsi Yong wrote: > On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Peter <psara...@rochester.rr.com > <mailto:psara...@rochester.rr.com>> wrote: > > Folks - a question about the Booby. Is it more easily seen from > Lower Lake

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eagle Question

2016-09-28 Thread Peter
election is so strong at weeding out "frivolous" behavior. > > > Kevin > > > > *From:* bounce-120838092-3493...@list.cornell.edu > <bounce-120838092-3493...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of

[cayugabirds-l] Android Version of Warbler Guide App

2016-09-30 Thread Peter
Hi folks. Anyone know of any plans to have an android version of the Warbler App that goes with The Warbler Guide by Stephenson and Whittle - there is one for Ipads and ipods... Thanks much. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar - Amanda Rodewald: Coffee, Communities, and Conservation

2016-09-29 Thread Peter
perity of marine > life, but man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. > Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive > effects of oceanic noise pollution. After the screening, join a Q > discussion with Dr. Christopher Clark who is featured

[cayugabirds-l] Eagle Question

2016-09-28 Thread Peter
Howdy folks. Am reading a very interesting, creative book by Pete Dunne called "The Wind MastersThe Lives Of North American Birds of Prey". Dunne takes a very creative approach to teach us about these birds...the book reads more like a novel! I highly recommend it but have a question.

[cayugabirds-l] King Fisher and Turkey Vultures

2016-11-07 Thread Peter
While at Taughannock Falls State Park yesterday looking for migrating loons I also happened upon a kingfisher patrolling the banks of Taughannock Creek near its mouth. I then went up to the falls overlook before I left for home only to be treated to 3 turkey vultures cruising the area. I was

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Cranes

2016-11-27 Thread Peter
Great. Must have been an awesome sight. On 11/27/2016 4:10 PM, bob mcguire wrote: One other highlight of Ann’s and my trip around the lake today was a flock of 63 SANDHILL CRANES foraging in a field of what looked like winter wheat towards the east end of Armitage Road. We initially had

[cayugabirds-l] Sad/Bad Golden Eagle News....

2016-11-03 Thread Peter
From the folks at Franklin Mountain Hawk Watch near Oneonta, NY. This in an email from Tom Salo: "Some of you may have heard a Golden Eagle we had been tracking was found dead in a trap (snare) in Quebec. There is significant eagle mortality associated with canid trapping in Quebec. Quebec

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron - Upper Buttermilk

2016-12-15 Thread Peter
Larry and all. I, too, spotted a Great Blue during our weekly raptor survey at the Montezuma NWR yesterday. I asked it if it wanted to borrow my compass, but it politely said no, it had learned how to both orient AND navigate a few seasons back. (smile) It WAS a pleasure to see one at this

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds

2016-12-15 Thread Peter
Here at the feeder in Phelps, NY I am being "treated" to mixed flocks of starlings, crackles, cowbirds and redwings devouring the seed. I wish it WERE March!! Bah, humbug!!! (smile) Pete "Ebenezer" Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail

2016-12-14 Thread Peter
Talk about ancestry. http://earthsky.org/earth/rare-glimpse-of-feathered-dinosaur-tail -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A fun diversion...Amorous Avians: Ways of Love in the World of Birds - correct link...sorry

2016-12-01 Thread Peter
Very beautiful Marie. Thanks for sharing!! Pete Saracino On 11/30/2016 1:45 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: OK I'll try that again. Here is the CORRECT link (I hope) https://spark.adobe.com/page/ivFqOTQTsdfHo/?w=0_4375 Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owls

2017-01-04 Thread Peter
Thanks for helping to share Marc. And thanks, of course, to Laurie for her wonderful work. Hope your new year is off to a good start and I hope to see you each as we bird the basin!! Pete Sar On 1/4/2017 9:30 AM, Marc Devokaitis wrote: > In case you missed it on the local FB bird club pages,

[cayugabirds-l] Sign of the Season

2017-03-27 Thread Peter
A nice sign of the season.goldfinches starting to gain their color back.. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marie Read’s National Wildlife cover photo!

2017-03-26 Thread Peter
Beautiful Marie. Pete Saracino On 3/26/2017 4:04 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote: > Our local photographer extraordinaire Marie Read’s photo of a > Rose-breasted Grosbeak graces the April/May 2017 issue of National > Wildlife Magazine. > Congratulations again to her! > Carol Schmitt > See it at : >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread Peter
eler wrote: I was told yesterday by the Savannah Audubon director that the Mud Lock eagles are rebuilding their nest near the old, blown down nest but farther in the woods. It might be much harder to see. Sent from my iPad On Mar 26, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Peter <psara...@rochester.rr.com>

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread Peter
Saw two sandhills at Knox Marcellus (Montezuma Refuge) yesterday (Saturday). Eagles on nest on Fisher Rd, Armitage Rd. and Rt. 31 near Potato barn (the only 3 nests I checked). Oh, and no sign of any eagle activity near the Mud Lock nest that has blown down. 4 Tree swallows at Mud Lock. Also

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday

2017-03-24 Thread Peter
Dave - can you share the radar site where migratory birds can be tracked. Thanks Pete Saracino On 3/19/2017 6:50 PM, David Nicosia wrote: > All, > > The next period of sustained southerly winds and eventually some > decent rainfall looks to begin early Friday and last into Saturday for NY >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Next Big Migratory Push Friday / Saturday

2017-03-25 Thread Peter
Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia. Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration. In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some folks; it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of a mouse... https://radar.weather.gov On 3/24/2017 6:58 PM, Peter

[cayugabirds-l] Weather Radar and Migration

2017-03-25 Thread Peter
Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia. Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration. In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some folks; it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of a mouse... https://radar.weather.gov -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Free Audubon Guide (not the app)

2017-03-23 Thread Peter
Thanks Eben. Will take a look. Peter On 3/22/2017 5:41 PM, Eben McLane wrote: > This is an interesting site, Peter. > I suggest consulting it in conjunction with a site like > https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/atlas/ , which has more information > connected to modeled shifts in h

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mucklands

2017-03-23 Thread Peter
Hi. I drove by just yesterday around 6 pm as part of the raptor survey at Montezuma Refuge.the spot is snow and ice still. Lots of snow geese in the area (northern part of the basin)just not there..at least yesterday. Pete Sar On 3/22/2017 7:34 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Magee Marsh in early May

2017-03-19 Thread Peter
Hi folks. Am writing to inquire if any one person or persons or group is planning an early May trip to Magee Marsh. I would like to inquire of them as to the possibility of throwing in with them. Thanks. Look forward to the responses. Best. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Horned Larks

2017-03-14 Thread Peter
I have 2 white throated sparrows - one of each "flavor" visiting me this morning. Pete Saracino On 3/14/2017 1:52 PM, Marie P. Read wrote: Hi all, I braved the snow for a walk about 10:30 this morning up Mt Pleasant Rd, where the highlight (well all I could see through the blizzard,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2017-03-15 Thread Peter
I have a song sparrow as well Dave.along with 2 white throats (of different flavors) along with lots of blackbirds (red wings, grackles, starlings) and a female cardinal eating suet!! Stay warm all. Can Spring be far away? Pete Sar On 3/14/2017 10:30 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: I, too, did

[cayugabirds-l] Migration Video and question

2017-03-20 Thread Peter
Folks...I have a spring migration question and wonder if anyone out there can help. I understand that the lengthening days ignites hormonal responses in birds and, among other things, encourages "migratory restlessness" - an "itch" to begin their respective journeys north. But how does

[cayugabirds-l] Gulf Crossing/The Story of Spring

2017-03-20 Thread Peter
EXCELLENT video concerning Spring migration. Pete Sar https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e20qNjdcSUk -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Studying up on warbler i.d. Watch "CEAP birds - warblers" on YouTube

2017-03-20 Thread Peter
It won't be long.. https://youtu.be/afJhWuqWhG4 -- 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] Migration Video and question

2017-03-20 Thread Peter
of the equator, as some do. -Geo Kloppel On Mar 20, 2017, at 8:22 AM, Peter <psara...@rochester.rr.com> wrote: Folks...I have a spring migration question and wonder if anyone out there can help. I understand that the lengthening days ignites hormonal responses in birds and, among other

[cayugabirds-l] Free Audubon Guide (not the app)

2017-03-21 Thread Peter
Folksgo to this site and check out the free audubon guide. As I explored the listing on Magnolia warblers I noticed that as part of the Guide they have a piece on "How climate change could affect this bird's range.seem to have one for each species...great resource AND free...

[cayugabirds-l] A trail from Ithaca to Taughannock Falls

2017-03-22 Thread Peter
For those who may not yet know... Sounds good for hiking AND birding... Pete Saracino

Re: [cayugabirds-l] does anyone have an extra copy of the book, not CDs, from Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs 1997

2017-04-16 Thread Peter
Common Birds And Their Songs by Lang Elliott and Marie Read? On 4/14/2017 8:37 AM, Laurie Roe wrote: > Hi all, I am looking for a copy of the booklet that comes with the CD > set of the Eastern Region, released in 1997..with the singing YW on > the cover..don't need the CDs just the

[cayugabirds-l] Migration Wind Maps

2017-04-22 Thread Peter
A little help to follow the spring migration Pete U.S. http://hint.fm/wind/? Global Wind Map https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-100.02,28.79,359 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] birds and climate science

2017-03-13 Thread Peter
Folksmight anyone know of any /*loca*//*l*/ ornithological research that informs climate science? Thanks Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] birds and climate science

2017-03-13 Thread Peter
Thanks a million John. Pete On 3/13/2017 2:42 PM, John and Sue Gregoire wrote: Pete, The short answer is we have done so for the last 31 years. Many of our publications address climate related changes in bird numbers and activity. Others relate many negative changes to changes in farming

[cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

2017-08-16 Thread Peter
Can someone suggest an appropriate time to stop feeding hummers sugar water and orioles jelly? Thanks Pete Sar > > > > <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2> -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-13 Thread Peter
Might anyone know where one could purchase a Senior park pass to our National Parks? I got mine at the Refuge but am told they are no longer selling them. Much obliged. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-15 Thread Peter
o sells them. A bargain for sure. > > Judy Thurber, Liverpool > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jul 13, 2017, at 10:51 AM, Peter > <psara...@rochester.rr.com <mailto:psara...@rochester.rr.com>> > wrote: > > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question

2017-07-15 Thread Peter
One last time for those who tend to come this way to bird the Refuge. Passes can be purchased at the Woman's Historic Park in Seneca Falls. Sar On 7/15/2017 11:54 AM, Peter wrote: > > Thanks folks. > > > On 7/13/2017 1:39 PM, Asher Hockett wrote: >> Yo

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird update

2017-07-20 Thread Peter
Thanks Dave. Cool. Pete On 7/19/2017 10:56 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: > Remember that hummingbird nest I mentioned awhile back? I checked it > yesterday afternoon, and the 2 nestlings looked like actual birds. They were > well past the lizard stage with wrinkly round chameleon eyes and serrated

[cayugabirds-l] Birding in Nova Scotia

2017-06-28 Thread Peter
Howdy folks. am contemplating a trip to Nova Scotia this August and am wondering if anyone can recommend some neat places to bird (am interested in shore birds and pelagic birds). Will probably be staying near Digby or Yarmouth. Also, any known resources you can point me to in this regard.

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