[cayugabirds-l] Martin's are back

2020-04-08 Thread Peter Saracino
Purple Martin's have returned to Refuge. Thank you Chuck Gibson!! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] More bird i.d. tutorials

2020-04-08 Thread Peter Saracino
No loafing. Here's your next assignment!    CEAP Sparrows https://youtu.be/fhjprAXgdpk Pete Sar P.S. Stay safe and healthy. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Raptor Videos

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
In case you're not on the Facebook "Raptor I.D." group. Jerry Liguori has asked to let folks know that a friend of his is uploading several hundred of his bird videos to youtube for everyone's education/enjoyment. There are already a few hundred uploaded and more coming. You can find them here:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Peter Saracino
hael H. > Goldstein [michael.goldst...@cornell.edu] > Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 8:05 PM > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds > > Cowbirds are crazier than you think…check out the research by Meredith > West and Andrew King on the role of female co

[cayugabirds-l] Black crown night heron

2020-04-16 Thread Peter Saracino
So just now I'm out watching for woodcock and what should fly over my head but a black crowned night heron! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] The Simple Things

2020-04-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks - A beautiful morning, filled with resplendent sunshine! In the face of COVID 19, the Spring still advances. The bright star, Arcturus, is a shining beacon rising just north of due east as night falls. The yellow of the daffodils is so heartening as are the blue on the bluebird's back, the

[cayugabirds-l] Strutting turkey

2020-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
This morning we have a Tom turkey behind the house strutting his stuff in front of 5 females!!! Tail feathers fanned...strutting! Only 1 female seemed interested. Right now none of them do! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Upland sandpiper

2020-04-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Following Reuben's lead via Dave Nutter, I see 2 upland sandpipers on Lott farm. Hanging together and one with a darker back. Returned from the Argentine! Beautiful birds!! Be sure to ask permission. The lady in the office said she has removed the phone number so you'll have to stop and ask. Pete

[cayugabirds-l] Great egret

2020-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
Great egret on Sutton Rd. pond (Wayne County just south of Lyons, NY) just down from Josh Bacon's house (the house where the Bullocks Oriole was being seen). Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds II

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
I suppose EVERY cowbird now returning to the Northeast had foster parents!! The ultimate case of "drop and run" Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
I was having a cup of coffee looking out the window at 3 male and 3 female cowbirds going at the sunflower seeds. As I watched them it dawned on me that all of them were raised by foster parents!!! According to the Lab of O: "the cowbird does not depend exclusively on a single host species; it has

[cayugabirds-l] Review while we wait (flycatchers, videos and thrushes)

2020-04-05 Thread Peter Saracino
> A little more review while we wait: > Flycatchers, Vireos and Thrushes > https://youtu.be/nC5XrJw7sS0 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2020-03-30 Thread Peter Saracino
Osprey on 3 different nests on the 5 & 20 corridor as you approach the Refuge. One nest had 2 birds on it! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-28 Thread Peter Saracino
n it’s the wrong scope for you no matter how “good” >it is! > > > > Cheers, > Leo > > > > *From:* bounce-124588382-83239...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-124588382-83239...@list.cornell.edu> *On Behalf Of *Jody Enck > *Sent:* Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:07 PM &g

[cayugabirds-l] Spotting scope question

2020-04-27 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. I'm in the market for a relatively inexpensive (but halfway decent)spotting scope (straight barrel), and am wondering if anyone out there can recommend one. Thank you. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler

2020-05-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Susan might the bird nest there? Thank you. Pete Saracino On Mon, May 4, 2020, 10:38 AM Susan Henne wrote: > Seen this morning on exact day and time as last year at Brookton > Cemetery. Male feeding on tall Spruce trees. 7:30am > > Sue Henne > Caroline > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] My FOY hummingbird!

2020-05-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Horray! Sar On Mon, May 4, 2020, 12:13 PM Robyn Bailey wrote: > I just had my FOY hummingbird, a male, at my feeders here in Lansing! Yay, > such a nice surprise on a gray day. > > > > Best, > > > > Robyn Bailey > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics

[cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. Recently I have seen one "bald" redwing on a tray feeder and another that was nearly bald. Now I see what appears to be an adult Oriole "losing" some of the black on its head. Is it normal for these birds to molt some of their non-flight feathers at this time of year? Thanks for the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the info. Must be so m.j e as re molting non-essential feathers? On Tue, May 12, 2020, 2:37 PM Linda Clark Benedict wrote: > We had a bald rose-breasted grosbeak at our feeder. > > On Mon, May 11, 2020, 3:35 PM Peter Saracino > wrote: > >> Hi folks. >> Rec

[cayugabirds-l] Location of clay colored sparrows/Ontario County

2020-05-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi Folks. Reuben Stolfus asked that I post this for folks interested in possibly seeing the clay colored sparrows that Kyle Gage posted today (5/12/20). The location I will describe is on PreEmption Rd. (also called County Rd. 6) heading south of Geneva, NY. It is suggested one gets permission

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
ers on its head at once. This is particularly true of Blue >> Jays, m ... >> www.allaboutbirds.org >> >> >> -- >> *From:* bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu < >> bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu> on beh

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
--- > *From:* bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Peter Saracino < > petersarac...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58 PM > *To:* Linda Clark Benedict > *Cc:* CAYUGABIRDS-L >

[cayugabirds-l] For these times....

2020-03-18 Thread Peter Saracino
https://journeynorth.org/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Test

2020-03-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Just testing. Recently I have been unable to send messages. I think the problem is solved. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] poem to share

2020-03-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Nice. Thank you for sharing. Pete Sar On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 10:23 PM Karin Suskin wrote: > THE VISITORS > > For six months, I have been waiting > > The barren bones of trees > > Showing soft hues of buds > > The strength of daffodils to push > > Upward through hardened earth > > The anticipated

[cayugabirds-l] Correction on Cerulean post

2020-05-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks- one correction to my recent post about the cerulean warbler and waterthrush on Armitage Rd. I saw the cerulean on the WAYNE county [north] side of the road. Sorry for any confusion. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Cerulean Warbler and Northern Waterthrush

2020-05-07 Thread Peter Saracino
Cerulean warbler today on Armitage Rd. Seneca County Side (north side) of road - west side of one lane bridge - very near current location of the prothonatory nest box. Also there is a northern waterthrush on both sides of Armitage Rd. (I heard one and heard and saw the other) around the same

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Prolonged Period of South Winds Tonight through Wednesday Night

2020-05-23 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the heads-up Dave! Pete Saracino On Sat, May 23, 2020, 7:00 PM David Nicosia wrote: > All, > > Beginning tonight and lasting right through at least Wednesday night, we > will see southerly winds in central NY. I expect a lot of nocturnal > migration each night. Temperatures also are

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Waterthrush

2020-05-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Northern waterthrush continues in wooded/swampy area on Armitage road - seen on Seneca County side (south side of road) directly across from prothonatory nest box. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Moments: The Times They Are A Changing

2020-09-04 Thread Peter Saracino
While conducting the twice-weekly survey of the Montezuma Refuge Jackie Bakker, Linda Benedict and I are often privileged to witness some incredible natural events - a great blue heron in the process of gulping down an entire muskrat; a peregrine falcon knocking an immature black crown night heron

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Virtual Shorebird Walks: 2 YouTube videos

2020-08-31 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Dave. I'll take a look. I'm especially interested in learning to better i.d. those darn baird's. Thanks to both you and Feris for agreeing to do this for Andrea so we could at least experience our beloved shorebirds - if only vicariously. Thanks as well for taking the time to share with the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2020-10-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi all. At least 2 pine siskins and a red breasted nuthatch at my feeders near Phelos, NY! Pete Sar On Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 5:44 PM Sandy Podulka wrote: > We have two at our feeders in Brooktondale as of today, also. Saw 3 a few > days ago near the house. > > At 09:52 AM 10/17/2020, Kevin J.

[cayugabirds-l] Siskins

2020-10-18 Thread Peter Saracino
Make that at least 8 siskins on a tray feeder near Phelps, NY Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Field by Refuge Visitors Center

2020-08-29 Thread Peter Saracino
FYI The field in front of the Refuge Visitors Center has been turned over. It has yet to be "watered" but I assume that will happen very soon. They are very short-staffed these days. It looks to be great habitat. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Birds and Lyme Disease

2020-08-19 Thread Peter Saracino
An interesting fact I just now read. I'm wondering if anyone cares to shed further light on this: "Several recent studies show that wild birds transport ticks and their associated diseases during migration. Also, a number of bird species are able to contract the bacterium (Borrelia burgdorferi)

[cayugabirds-l] Hawk Migration Resource

2020-08-21 Thread Peter Saracino
https://ny.audubon.org/get-outside/hawkwatch -- 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] Need help

2020-09-28 Thread Peter Saracino
Looks like a pectoral sandpiper. Pete Saracino On Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 9:32 PM Jim and Kay Burkett wrote: > We saw this bird at Montezuma feeding near the road in the pool south of > the visitors center. Can anyone help us identify the bird? > > Thank you > Jim and Kay Burkett > > > -- > >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Radar showing large nocturnal flight tonight in NY

2020-09-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Dave! Pete Sar On Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 8:41 PM David Wheeler wrote: > I'm hearing lots of low-flying thrushes. Not a lot else so far. > > Dave W > > On Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 8:25 PM David Nicosia wrote: > >> All, >> >> Radars in NY state are exploding with bird echoes after sunset. These are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Murder most Fowl - Saturday 5/30

2020-05-31 Thread Peter Saracino
Last year while doing our weekly survey at the refuge, Jackie Bakker and I watched as a great blue heron patiently worked at swallowing a muskrat whole!! All that was left to go down were the feet- at which point the bird coughed the entire rat up and out.only to start over. At another time,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Listening to birds

2020-06-01 Thread Peter Saracino
. > > Bob McGuire > > On Jun 1, 2020, at 9:16 AM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > > > https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/31/nyregion/coronavirus-birding-nyc.html > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/Cayu

[cayugabirds-l] Listening to birds

2020-06-01 Thread Peter Saracino
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/31/nyregion/coronavirus-birding-nyc.html -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Dave Nicosia's prediction.

2020-05-24 Thread Peter Saracino
I'd like to give a shout-out to Dave Nicosia for his recent comments concerning the southerly air flow and the warblers in its tow. I had a wonderful day birding with my friend, Linda, along the southern shore of Lake Ontario (Church Woods/Firehouse Woods/ BraddocknBay Eastern Spit). Between these

Re: [cayugabirds-l] New Mexico Mass Motality

2020-09-16 Thread Peter Saracino
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/16/birds-falling-out-of-the-sky-in-mass-die-off-in-south-western-us-aoe On Tue, Sep 15, 2020, 6:47 PM Tom wrote: > I just learned of the mass mortality of migrating birds in New Mexico. I > read a CNN report. Is there any new information on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma

2020-09-16 Thread Peter Saracino
The Refuge is currently short-staffed. Work on flooding the Visitors Center pool was scheduled to begin last week but problems were encountered with the pump. They are working hard to resolve the problem. I wouldn't be surprised but in the next few days there will be water in that area. Not sure

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus shorebirds

2020-08-10 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the heads up Jay! As a follow up, best times for viewing the Van Dyne Spoor Rd. location (Sandhill Crane Unit) are early morning when the sun is at one's back. On another note, the Refuge WILL be discing and then partially flooding the field by the Visitor Center to create additional

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebird plumages and an Observation

2020-08-09 Thread Peter Saracino
While performing my duties as a volunteer Roving Naturalist at the Montezuma Refuge yesterday I set up shop along the narrow channel just before Larue's lagoon. All morning there have been a few solitary, spotted and least sandpipers. With the spotted and solitary there have been some wonderful

[cayugabirds-l] Great egrets

2020-08-05 Thread Peter Saracino
A good number of great egrets currently at Crane Unit at MNWR. On their return trip.. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Crane Unit

2020-08-05 Thread Peter Saracino
FYI. The Refuge Sandhill Crane Unit is on Van Dyne Spoor Road in Savannah NY. We had 101 great egrets at the Crane Unit alone today. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RIP Chuck Hetzel

2020-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Rest in Peace Chuck. Pete Saracino On Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 9:53 AM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Some in this birding community may have known Charles (Chuck) Hetzel from > Philadelphia who was an expert Birder & champion for good bird habitats > Chuck, age 90, died early this morning near Media,

[cayugabirds-l] Insect-hawking Waxwings

2020-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Had a cool experience on the leg of the Ontario Pathways/Rt. 96 today near Phelps; NY. I was standing on the second bridge from the road and encountered a very big hatch of tiny insects over the stream. A number of waxwings were perched in a tree over the stream and would fly into the insect

[cayugabirds-l] Re: [cayugabirds-l] Don’t underestimate swallows.

2020-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Anne I've had barn swallows nesting in a small shed on my property come way up to the house and dive bomb my cat - and the cat was far from the nest and no apparent threat! I love it when I'm out to mow and they go about wake hunting as they catch the insects my mowing stirs up. It is a sad day

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Warbler ID help

2020-06-19 Thread Peter Saracino
A Connecticut warbler was observed at Firehouse woods this Spring/late May near Braddock Bay. Not long after, another was observed near Sodus point. Neither appeared to remain long. But hey, ya never know. Pete Sar On Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 4:05 PM wrote: > Hi to you both. My hearing is pretty well

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds revisited

2020-06-06 Thread Peter Saracino
"The female cowbird lays up to 40 eggs in one summer, which explains why there are 214 species of birds known to have been parasitized." "Naturally Curious A Photographic Guide and Month-by-Month Journey through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England." By Mary Holland Pete Sar --

[cayugabirds-l] BirdNet App

2020-06-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi fellow birders. I'm having fun playing around with the Cornell app "BirdNet" (currently for android only). It allows you to record a song and then tries to identify the bird making the sound. It then provides a Wikipedia page with info. about that bird. It's still in the developmental stage but

[cayugabirds-l] How hummingbirds actually drink

2020-06-13 Thread Peter Saracino
Cool and brief video on how hummingbirds actually drink. https://journeynorth.org/tm/humm/tongue_fluid_trap.html -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Swallows mobbing raptor

2020-07-17 Thread Peter Saracino
So I go outside to get some parsley out of the garden and am suddenly met with the "squeaky" calls of birds and look up to see close to 20 tree swallows mobbing a sharp shin hawk! The hawk flushes and the swallows give chase and the raptor lands in another tree. The swallows are going crazy and

[cayugabirds-l] Swallows mobbing a raptor

2020-07-17 Thread Peter Saracino
So I go outside to get some parsley out of the garden and am suddenly met with the "squeaky" calls of birds and look up to see close to 20 tree swallows mobbing a sharp shin hawk! The hawk flushes and the swallows give chase and the raptor lands in another tree. The swallows are going crazy and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MNWR cranes?

2020-12-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Sorry Laura just now saw this. There have been sizable numbers of Cranes in the Visitors Center pool this year - more than are customarily there. This past Sunday there were 70+ birds there. Yesterday at the end of our survey (3p.m.) there were 60+ birds there. I guess I'm trying to say that if

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma crane breeding success?

2020-12-05 Thread Peter Saracino
Mike and all. One November a few years back I attended the "Festival of the Cranes" at Bosque Del Apache NWR in New Mexico. Many cranes winter there (including members of the lesser race of sandhills that hale from as far away as western Alaska and Siberia!!). Anyway down that way they called them

Re: [cayugabirds-l] CBC: Spring Ornith. with Steve Kress--birder gift, long distance, please share...

2020-12-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Sandy. Are any field trips (day and/or weekend) part of the course this time around? Thank you. Pete On Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 10:11 AM Sandy Podulka wrote: > Hi Folks, > > The Cayuga Bird Club is running "Spring Ornithology with Steve Kress" via > Zoom again this spring (sigh). BUT, because

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhills

2020-12-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Correction- 256 cranes -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhills

2020-12-04 Thread Peter Saracino
At least 250 Sandhill Cranes currently at Knox Marcellus Marsh (MNWR). Pete Sar -- 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] Sandhills

2020-12-04 Thread Peter Saracino
arsellus myself! > > Get Outlook for iOS <https://aka.ms/o0ukef> > -- > *From:* bounce-125191940-79436...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-125191940-79436...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Peter Saracino < > petersarac...@gmail.co

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca Falls Gyrfalcon continues

2020-12-17 Thread Peter Saracino
Beautiful pix Dave! Sar On Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 12:29 PM Dave K wrote: > Went out hoping for some roadside birds after a ~6inch snowfall overnight > but didn't see a one, > Came across the Gyrfalcon pole sitting and managed some pics... >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] cranes at MNWR

2020-12-10 Thread Peter Saracino
Not sure Nancy. We stopped doing surveys for the season last week. If you're going, check ebird and at the Refuge check the visitor Center pool, east rd. (Knox Marcellus and Puddler marshes), sandhill crane unit (van dyne-spoor rd.), and Armitage rd. Good luck. Hope ya see some! Pete Sar On Thu,

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2020-12-23 Thread Peter Saracino
Has anyone seen turkey vultures around? I was driving the back road from Geneva to Waterloo this morning (River Road) and in the distance saw what appeared to be a kettle of 8 very large, dark birds behaving like vultures in a kettle.slow, circular motion. I had no binocs to confirm. Just

Re: FW: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2020-12-24 Thread Peter Saracino
e past weeks. > > > > Donna L. Scott > > 535 Lansing Station Road > > Lansing, NY 14882 > > > > > > *From:* bounce-125245046-15001...@list.cornell.edu [ > mailto:bounce-125245046-15001...@list.cornell.edu > ] *On Behalf Of *Peter > Saracino > *Sent:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Brown-headed Cow Birds

2020-12-20 Thread Peter Saracino
I had one near Phelps, NY a day or so ago. Pete Sar On Sun, Dec 20, 2020, 12:16 PM Rachel Lodder wrote: > I had one at my feeders this past week, too. In Newfield, the day before > the storm. I haven't seen it since. > > -- > *From:*

[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration

2020-11-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. Tomorrow looks to be a great day for observing migrating loons and am wondering if anyone has plans to observe from Taughannock Falls Stare Park. Thanks! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Short eared owls

2020-11-13 Thread Peter Saracino
2 Owls on Johnson Rd. In Phelps Township tonight around 5:05 pm. Pete Saracino -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Peter Saracino
So I hung strings of Christmas lights on the porch the other day but didn't put the bulbs in yet. They're easier to string without the bulbs. I finally got around to screwing the bulbs in this morning only to find single, unopened black oil sunflower seeds in a few of the places into which one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Peter Saracino
atial memory, I knew it wasn’t going to > retrieve that one. > > > > I love Red-breasted Nuthatches! > > > > Kevin > > > > > > *From:* bounce-125158003-3493...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-125158003-3493...@list.cornell.edu> *On Behalf Of *Robyn B

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Caching seed

2020-11-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Very cool. Pete Sar On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 11:52 AM W Larry Hymes wrote: > Once upon a time I was sitting of my front porch reading the paper. I > noticed a chickadee coming in. Not moving the paper I felt the bird land > near my foot. It felt it do something around my foot, and then it flew

[cayugabirds-l] Winter finches!

2020-10-21 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks 30 pine siskins and at least one evening grosbeak at my feeders near Phelps, NY!! Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Future of Lott Farm & Basin Upland Sandpipers?

2021-01-09 Thread Peter Saracino
Given how rare the bird is, How about getting NY Audubon involved? Would there be a role for them to play? Pete Sar On Sat, Jan 9, 2021, 9:15 PM Deb Grantham wrote: > That’s a good idea. > > > > Deb > > > > > > *From:* Regi Teasley > *Sent:* Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:06 PM > *To:* Deb

[cayugabirds-l] Crossbill techniques

2021-01-16 Thread Peter Saracino
Enjoy: How Nature Works: White-winged Crossbill Feeding Technique https://youtu.be/1NvU8WG9bg0 Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey vultures

2021-01-24 Thread Peter Saracino
Small kettle of 5 and 1 flying by its lonesome a bit south and east of Peterman Rd. in the village of Seneca Falls. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] What to make of 1000 Swans

2021-01-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Today we conducted a brief survey at the Montezuma Refuge (Wildlife Drive only) while also looking for the locations of some possible new eagle nests. In addition to a good number of ducks (mostly mallards, blacks, ring necks, a few geese and one redhead), we encounterd over 1000 swans - mostly

[cayugabirds-l] Swans P.S.

2021-01-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Though the Wildlife Drive is currently closed for the season, many of the birds we saw today ARE visible from the Observation Tower along the Seneca Trail. The Seneca Trail is open. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50+ Robins /Florida Robins

2021-02-03 Thread Peter Saracino
My cousin in northwestern Florida also reporting lots of Robin's in his lawn! Pete Sar On Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 8:04 AM David Nicosia wrote: > I saw a nice flock of around 20 american robins on lower lake road > northwest Cayuga Lake January 23rd. There were probably even more. > > On Tue, Feb 2,

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebirds with Michael O'Brien

2021-06-15 Thread Peter Saracino
If anyone is interested in attending this please email me privately. Pete Saracino https://njaudubon.org/event/shorebirds-with-the-man-who-wrote-the-book-2/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Fresh Air/NPR/Scott Weidensaul and migratory birds

2021-06-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Author and bird researcher Scott Weidensaul shares amazing stories of the billions of migratory birds that journey over our heads every year, how they manage their feats physically, and how they're threatened by economic development and climate change.

[cayugabirds-l] Armitage Rd. Warblers

2021-05-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Both prothonatory (west side of one-way bridge) and cerulean (east side of bridge) continue on Armitage Rd. north of the MNWR. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Family

2021-05-14 Thread Peter Saracino
Pair of sandhills on Main Pool mud with a chick/colt. Seen just as you get to the part where the Main Pool opens up. Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Dunlin

2021-05-14 Thread Peter Saracino
20 + on Main pool MNWR. Sar -- 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] Common nighthawk

2021-06-04 Thread Peter Saracino
Cool! Pete Sar On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 9:43 PM Johnson, Alyssa wrote: > I just heard a common nighthawk peenting!!! I’m on the west side of > Geneva, still in city limits. I’ve never heard a nighthawk here! Super cool > “sighting” by ear. > > > Alyssa Johnson > Environmental Educator > Montezuma

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Main poll shorebirds

2021-05-28 Thread Peter Saracino
4 ruddy turnstones 3 black bellied plover 70 dunlin Handful of semipalmated plovers Handful of peep sandpipers (some of which are least) A few yellowlegs of each "flavor" A spotted sandpiper 3 Dowitchers/I think long billedVERY round/plump looking Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bird Sound ID apps

2021-07-07 Thread Peter Saracino
So far I think Merlin is more user-friendly. BirdNet seems a bit more sensitive with respect to distant "noises"... If I could only have one it'd be Merlin. Just my 2 cents. Pete Sar On Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 7:00 PM Barbara B. Eden wrote: > All, > Now that we have two apps from the Lab of O for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Greater yellowlegs

2021-07-03 Thread Peter Saracino
Might be a young bird that never tried to breed. Or a failed breeder already on its way south. The first option is my best guess. For more info see below: Pete Sar Timing of Fall Shorebird Migration - BSBO https://www.bsbo.org/timing-of-fall-shorebird-migration.html On Sat, Jul 3, 2021, 11:08 AM

[cayugabirds-l] "Fall" shorebird Migration

2021-07-01 Thread Peter Saracino
For northern Ohio but probably applicable for our neck of the woods. Getting to be that time of year. Timing of Fall Shorebird Migration - BSBO "Timing of Fall Shorebird Migration - BSBO" https://www.bsbo.org/timing-of-fall-shorebird-migration.html Pete Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Main Pool?

2021-06-26 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi Sandy. I usually help with the Friday surveys at the Refuge but had to be in Massachusetts. However I believe Jackie Bakker did a Friday survey and as soon as she posts her results I will send them along. Pete Sar On Fri, Jun 25, 2021, 9:19 PM Sandy Podulka wrote: > Has anyone been up to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spoonbill Montezuma's Thruway Pool

2021-07-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Great observations Dave. Thanks for sharing. Seems we are the beneficiaries of a young bird testing its wings..and the joy these creatures bring. Pete Sar On Mon, Jul 12, 2021, 12:16 AM Dave Nutter wrote: > The Roseate Spoonbill at Montezuma NWR remained all afternoon today (11 > July) and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee learning

2021-07-05 Thread Peter Saracino
Very cool. I have a brood of chickadees who will be fledging soon. An adult has been feverishly bringing caterpillars for days. They decided to nest in a old decorative log on my porch that has a woodpecker hole in it. They are wonderful company. Pete Sar On Mon, Jul 5, 2021, 12:38 PM Linda

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee learning

2021-07-05 Thread Peter Saracino
ous food for > themselves was my interpretation > > Linda > > On Jul 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > >  > Very cool. > I have a brood of chickadees who will be fledging soon. An adult has been > feverishly bringing caterpillars for days. They deci

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Muckrace 2021

2021-07-06 Thread Peter Saracino
Great news! Thanks. Pete Sar On Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 7:26 PM wrote: > After cancellation last year due to Covid-19 concerns the Montezuma > Muckrace is back on! We are scheduling the event for September 10-11th, > 7pm-7pm. > > The Muckrace is a 24 hour birding event in which teams (or individuals)

Re: More on Merlin Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Peter Saracino
o available > > Linda Orkin > > On Jul 9, 2021, at 10:20 AM, Peter Saracino > wrote: > >  > I played the song of a junco from IBird pro on one electronic device and > listened using Birdnet with another electronic device. The devices were > side by side. >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin results/Turkey Vulture

2021-07-09 Thread Peter Saracino
I played the song of a junco from IBird pro on one electronic device and listened using Birdnet with another electronic device. The devices were side by side. Birdnet said it was a worm eating warbler. I did so after having been fooled by juncos at Lindsay Parsons a number of times. After birdnet

[cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeak

2021-05-01 Thread Peter Saracino
Just returned from a trip looking for warblers to be greeted by a beautiful male rose-breasted grosbeak at my lilac bush. Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Raven? Sar On Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 12:41 PM Sandra J. Kisner wrote: > By appearance the eagle seems more likely than a vulture (the neck was > short), but would crows tolerate it? I'll suggest it to her; I don't > actually know where she lives, so I don't know if bald eagles are likely to > be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] large dark bird

2021-04-22 Thread Peter Saracino
Sibley: Ravens 24" long Crows 17.5 " long On Thu, Apr 22, 2021, 1:24 PM Sandra J. Kisner wrote: > I suggested raven to her, but it was an awful lot larger. Is there that > much difference between crows and ravens? > > Sandra > > > From: Donna Lee Scott

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