[cayugabirds-l] Double-breasted Cormorants?

2014-12-03 Thread Sandy
Can anyone verify the two birds near the southeast shore of Stewart park? They look like immature Double-breasted Cormorants with yellow beaks (caps on cormorant? Or no caps?). Seen today around noon. Thank you! It is so serene down there now! Gorgeous! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Are the massive flocks of snow geese around today?

2014-12-09 Thread Sandy
If so, where? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Bald eagle immature?

2014-12-10 Thread Sandy
Can anyone verify for me? It was flying near hickeys music and heading south toward inlet about 4:15. White belly and underside of wings with golden tail feathers (not red). Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Seeking group to join for bird count

2014-12-31 Thread Sandy
Please email or text me if I can join your group. I won't check email until after 7am. Thank you!!! Sandy 607-342-3666 Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Many Hawks at game farm

2015-01-09 Thread Sandy
I think I am looking at 6 juvenile Red-tailed Hawks and saw two crow-size Hawks and one other hawk that is not a RTH. They are very active right now and have been resting on posts and on trees in the hedge row. Will try to identify later. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin sitting in tree on corner

2015-01-04 Thread Sandy
west jay and Cayuga behind house on west jay. It just ate a chickadee and might be there for a while. It is 10:15. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin details

2015-01-04 Thread Sandy
Merlin can be best viewed from sidewalk at 1008 Cayuga at looking westward. Tree is behind house and in lower branches. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Arctic kite sighting?

2015-03-22 Thread Sandy
I was driving down rte 79 westward near 1341 e state street just now at about 8:45 am and saw a falcon-shaped bird, about the size of a kestrel it smaller with snow-white under belly and under wings. Could not see top side as it was dive- bombing around in the evergreens behind the houses on

[cayugabirds-l] Black vulture at upper Taughannok

2015-03-10 Thread Sandy
I got a close look and think I just sighted one. My first, and I see in my guidebook that they are not common around here but are becoming more common. It is heading south around 11:30am. Another person was with me, and he said he sees them in Varna all the time. This one had a gorgeous rusty

[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Yacht Club

2015-03-05 Thread Sandy
for me, but I think I might have seen it and want to go back to be sure. I'll be in a blue Hyundai sedan. Sandy Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Pelican still in southern Cayuga lake

2015-06-08 Thread Sandy
Brown pelican Just seen flying in direction toward Stewart park from lighthouse. 8:25pm Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Brown pelican update

2015-06-09 Thread Sandy
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 glide and was Very dark and flying at a Very high elevation. I was just in the panhandle Florida for a week visiting family and got to see so many. They like to

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Swan Pond report

2015-07-31 Thread Sandy
Sorry for typos. Am on my phone typing this. From 7-9pm today, I observed the following around the Swan Pond. eastern Kingbirds, 9 wood Ducks plus one tiny duckling, heard what I think we're Cedar waxwing, 2 or 3 Great Blue herons, gulls, mallards, cormorants, and one possible sandpiper. I

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey fatality - helping the chicks?

2015-07-25 Thread Sandy
Just wondering if there are wildlife people who can rescue the chicks? Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Trees loaded with insectivores downtown now in IThaca

2015-10-21 Thread Sandy
and auburn. Text if you want To see if I'm still here. I plan to be in yard until 5 ish. Sandy cell 607-342-3666 Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] New Yard Bird!

2015-10-26 Thread Sandy
I added four new yard birds last week and another today: the white-throated sparrow! It was perched on a tall wooden fence and then foraging in the soil of my garden. I live downtown near the high school and was so surprised as I've only seen them in more of an edge of a forest. Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Flycatchers at Lansing Center Trail

2015-11-15 Thread Sandy
I just heard a flycatcher call and saw three sparrow-sized birds fly away from me. I was Slow to find my bins buried under stuff. Did see yellow on sides as wings were flapping. Many bugs on the trail today. Call I heard matched the call of great crested flycatcher have they been seen here?

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

2015-10-17 Thread Sandy
So many birds!!! Greater and lesser dowitchers and yellow legs at Visitor center. Am seeing shoveler, g w teal, American wigeon, pintails, hearing many peepers on wildlife drive!!! Cold and blustery! Will write report later. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Correction southwest park

2015-12-12 Thread Sandy
Omg, I should have typed European Starling not American Starling! Surely, everyone knows this. So grateful to have birds that stay with us through winter. Happy birding! Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] No hunting reminder in paper today

2015-11-19 Thread Sandy
There is a nice reminder in the IThaca Times today, page 14. Thanks to the person who was behind this! (Karen Edelstein?) Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Starling murmuration downtown ithac

2016-01-13 Thread Sandy
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 notice, sadly. They'd rather honk at me standing in the road trying to photograph it! There were about 1000 - estimated-

[cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk flyover Wegmans

2016-02-17 Thread Sandy
About 3:30pm today. Close views then it spiraled up and away toward six mile creek. A second hawk was in a tree nearby. Couldn't make out what kind it was. It had two golden patches on a dark brown back side. Two flocks of crows flew by about 30min. later. I counted about 60. Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Killdeer at Stewart Park

2016-03-15 Thread Sandy
Three circling high and calling over Boynton Middle School and Renwick Woods toward Stewart Park this morning. Thought I heard one last Sunday near the boat house And now confirmed. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Parula at IHS?

2016-03-07 Thread Sandy
I know it's early for a parula. Have there been any reports? But I think I heard a parula (FOY) calling from up high In a pine tree on the west side of the high school close to the creek today about 10AM. There were two sounds. First one was a pulsing cricket or cicada-like sound, second one a

[cayugabirds-l] Audubon Havell double-elephant folio exhibit report

2016-06-12 Thread Sandy
Here is my report. I figured out how to see this thanks to the "Lost Bird" documentary and asking. You can see it next year! Read on. I'll be looking for Fuertes' artwork next. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cayugabirdclub/permalink/1028812670489881/ Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Pick up from Montezuma WR?

2016-08-29 Thread Sandy
Anyone going to be at MWR and then coming to IThaca who could pick something up for me from the visitor center by September 3? It would save me a trip, and I'd be very grateful!!! Thank you! Sandy Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2017-03-27 Thread Sandy
I heard killdeer flying over Fall Creek and then up near the Pyramid Mall yesterday afternoon (Monday)! Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bird survives rough ride through Hurricane Irene

2017-11-28 Thread Sandy
In case someone did not see this article on the radio tagged whimbrel, I am sharing the good news with link below. I was googling what happens to hummingbirds during a hurricane. Sounds like there are stories of them being tough and surviving, but I am more concerned for the endemic species

[cayugabirds-l] Greater White-fronted geese

2018-02-06 Thread Sandy
I found two feeding near the large flocks of Canada geese near Boynton Middle school yesterday afternoon. Got close up photos posted on CAyuga Birds Facebook. They let Me get close to them. Could they be barnyard escapees? Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Junco mating call

2018-02-21 Thread Sandy
I’ve been hearing the junco call and seen them high up in tree tops for about a week now. They seem to stay local all winter. Usually I don’t hear them until March or April. Does anyone else agree? Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] snow bunting, raptor kettle, Lansing hilltop highlights, chemtrails

2018-10-27 Thread Sandy
to me privately if you are. Thanks. ** *Sandy Wold, independent **writer/artist* *www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/about-author-and-artist <https://www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/about-author-and-artist>* https://sandy-wold.squarespace.com/ -- Cayugabirds-L Lis

[cayugabirds-l] empty lake - Stewart Park Friday observation

2019-01-05 Thread Sandy
Yesterday, Friday, 4 January, around 11:30am, Stewart Park was also strangely devoid of birds and wondered if someone came through with dogs? There were absolutely no Canada Geese on the lawns, but ample fresh green poop everywhere (as usual). I found several dozen hugging the lake shoreline from

[cayugabirds-l] Binoculars wanted to buy

2019-03-13 Thread Sandy
for a week or two? I once had a pair, but it felt awkward. So I want to give them another try. Thank you! Sandy *S.L. Wold, author/originator/publisher of the Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map* *https://www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/ <https://www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregion

[cayugabirds-l] Out of Basin Kestrels Mating

2019-03-18 Thread Sandy
Southwest of Basin, west of Bath, kestrels seemed to be everywhere for miles! I watched a male mate with two females on a telephone pole crossing a field. Each female waited her turn. Interesting deviance from pair bonding. Could a male support two nests? Jeepers, I hope so! *S.L. Wold,

[cayugabirds-l] Barred Owl flew west

2019-02-06 Thread Sandy
I went looking for the Barred Owl yesterday at 3:45-4:10pm. There was a Pileated Woodpecker calling, and I could not find the owl where Mark had described. As I walked back to my car, the woodpecker call intensified; and I heard a scuffle high in the trees, then saw a large grey-backed bird fly

[cayugabirds-l] Columbia Bird Fair - anyone going?

2019-01-29 Thread Sandy
Anyone planning to go to the Columbia Bird Fair this year? I am thinking about going and have been wanting to go since the guest speaker came a few years ago and told the bird club about this bird fair. If you are going and want to connect, please write. If you have been, travel tips appreciated!

[cayugabirds-l] Buntings and Horned Larks

2019-02-03 Thread Sandy
On Friday, February 1st 8am, on Wycoff in Lodi: three flocks of Snow Buntings. Each flock had over 100 and maybe as many as 200+ Snow Buntings. All three flocks were on the same road in different fields. It was so cold I couldn't stay out long to look for other species when they landed, but I did

[cayugabirds-l] Frontenac Island Cormorants - can't we coexist?

2019-05-15 Thread Sandy
guessing. Once the nests have been attacked too many times, they relocate. I know I would! And, yes, they poop and pee everywhere; and while the odor was not pleasant at times, I did not observe any harm to vegetation at Jetty Woods as a result. Let's co-existpeace! Sandy *S.L. Wold, author

[cayugabirds-l] Spotting Scope, tripod, and birding backpack for sale

2019-06-04 Thread Sandy
Preference to someone who wants all for $800 total: Vortex Viper spotting scope with protective neoprene cover, $750 obo includes tripod (scope is in very good condition) https://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-viper-hd-20-60x80-spotting-scopes.html Vanguard Endeavor 1600 Travel birding backpack

[cayugabirds-l] Squirrel starts bird mob behavior, FOY Baltimore Oriole arrives

2019-05-07 Thread Sandy
A squirrel climbed up a crabapple tree in my backyard this morning and started making an alarm call. Within a minute, a grackle came and landed near the squirrel, but slightly above, and was looking down and then started adding to the alarm. I assumed it was one of my neighbors wandering cats as I

[cayugabirds-l] fledgling mourning dove

2019-07-10 Thread Sandy
That is so sweeet, and s coool, Judith! Thank you for sharing! I have never seen that particular behavior, but I have witnessed what I think may be interspecies cooperation between birds a few times. Not only with mob behavior around cats in my urban backyard, but also I once saw a

[cayugabirds-l] Sandy Wold Bird Art Show

2019-08-27 Thread Sandy
I am not sure if I shared my art show with this listserve. Apologies if I duplicated. If you want to see my bird artwork (watercolors and oils), a collection is up until end of the month at the Alternatives Federal Credit Union, and then it moves to Trumansburg Optical from mid September where it

[cayugabirds-l] 80 Turkey Vultures on Waterburg Rd.

2009-10-16 Thread Sandy Podulka
on nearby Connecticut Hill (the same group?) and later along Coddington Rd. on South Hill. Migrating groups moving through and perhaps not pleased with the state of the weather and thermals today? --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Anyone Adventuresome want to tackle 6-mile Creek in Caroline?

2010-12-27 Thread Sandy Podulka
much open water there is by the weekend. This requires someone with the spirit of adventure, and usually ends up being one of the best places to find birds! Any takers? Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls in Brooktondale

2010-12-29 Thread Sandy Podulka
his apologetic offering of a couple of chunks of suet in exchange. --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html

[cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Hairy

2011-05-12 Thread Sandy Podulka
other species that looks like it. The head and back were normal Hairy Woodpecker. Is anyone studying them and dying them locally? Is it a genetic mutation? Was it really dirty? (Didn't look like dirt.) Has anyone ever seen this before? Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture List

2011-05-25 Thread Sandy Podulka
. Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Winter Wren Location?

2011-06-22 Thread Sandy Podulka
where one can actually see (not just hear) Winter Wren without hiking way back in? Thanks! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Winter Wren Spotted!

2011-06-24 Thread Sandy Podulka
the stream on the left side of the road we found another area with much bird activity. Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] winged warbler singing like Golden-winged at Park Preserve

2010-05-24 Thread Sandy Podulka
Stu, Several weeks ago on a trip with SFO classes we saw that winged warbler at the Park Preserve and heard it sing the same song you have described. Despite my best efforts at producing something different, it is (unfortunately) a Blue-winged Warbler (at least by appearance). --Sandy Podulka

[cayugabirds-l] Corpse Flower starting to open now: Sunday!

2012-03-18 Thread Sandy Podulka
Check it out!! http://bhort.bh.cornell.edu/Atitanum/index.html -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Bufflehead in Brooktondale

2012-03-29 Thread Sandy Podulka
as well as plants! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler at Suet

2012-04-12 Thread Sandy Podulka
young! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Golden Eagle and more

2012-04-14 Thread Sandy Podulka
. At Goetchius Preserve on Flat Iron Road we watched a Red-shouldered Hawk, among other things. A beautiful morning to be out. Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Cormorants on Brooktondale Pond

2012-04-23 Thread Sandy Podulka
, which was about to hatch. Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning and Hooded at Shindagin

2012-05-07 Thread Sandy Podulka
, Yellow, Hooded, Mourning, and Northern Parula). Lots of Scarlet Tanagers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Least Flycatchers, and other birds as well. Did not hear Winter Wren or Louisiana Waterthrush, but we didn't get there until 8 am. Another Hooded Warbler was singing along Bailor Road. Sandy

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Phalarope and other birds there

2012-05-24 Thread Sandy Podulka
Still no Phalarope at 9:30 am. Sorry I was busy with my other springtime activity, gardening, and missed the emails last night! --Sandy Podulka At 08:48 AM 5/24/2012, David McCartt wrote: Unfortunately, I did not learn about this Red-necked Phalarope until until last night. I stopped

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Owasco Flats

2012-06-26 Thread Sandy Podulka
Sounds great! Perhaps your mystery bird call is a Veery. See if it sounds like the call at the end of this clip: http://allaboutbirds.org/guide/Veery/sounds Sandy Podulka At 11:45 PM 6/26/2012, Donna Scott wrote: On this lovely 70 degree day (Tues. 6/26). , I took a leisurely drive over

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchards: Public Meeting on UNA Designation

2012-10-15 Thread Sandy Podulka
Hawthorn Orchards (and Salt Road Fen) to be designated Unique Natural Areas. This announces a public meeting. I don't know much about it, but looks like this is an info session for the public rather than one at which the public speaks. Perhaps someone can add more details? Sandy Podulka

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpolls in Brooktondale

2012-12-01 Thread Sandy Podulka
6 Common Redpolls at our feeders in Brooktondale this morning. All the Pine Siskins and Purple Finches and the Red-breasted Nuthatch have left, however. Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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

2013-01-05 Thread Sandy Podulka
This would be a great project for the CBC and John has made thoughtful, thorough points. It will be a tough sell to DEC, though, as in my experience, many people at DEC (but hopefully not all) view wildlife only as stuff to hunt. --Sandy Podulka At 09:29 AM 1/5/2013, Linda Orkin wrote

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

2013-01-07 Thread Sandy Podulka
to the listserv topic. Sandy Podulka At 12:10 PM 1/7/2013, you wrote: I totally agree with Linda that the Cayuga Birds List Serve is not the arena for debates. I thought this site was for bird observations. Dick Clements From: mailto:wingmagi...@gmail.comLinda Orkin Sent: Monday, January 07

[cayugabirds-l] Hoary Redpoll in Brooktondale

2013-01-20 Thread Sandy Podulka
We have a Hoary Redpoll that's been coming consistently to our feeders in Brooktondale for the last few days!! It has taken me about 30 looks and a few pictures to convince myself, but it really does look different Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow in Brooktondale

2013-03-13 Thread Sandy Podulka
Yesterday, at my feeder with lots of A. Tree Sparrows. Very welcome! --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler in Brooktondale

2013-03-31 Thread Sandy Podulka
A nice Easter treat--a Pine Warbler is visiting our suet feeder this morning (and on our Project FeederWatch day, too!) --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler still a regular in Brooktondale

2013-04-03 Thread Sandy Podulka
Seems to be camped at our feeders, enjoying suet and sunflower hearts. --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SFO and playback

2013-04-10 Thread Sandy Podulka
Here is a reply from Steve Kress, SFO course leader: The SFO recommended practice on use of audio playbacks is for instructors to use them minimally for educational purposes. We recommend playbacks only when unassisted viewing has proven to be unsatisfactory (e.g. owls and rails) or to

[cayugabirds-l] Christmas Count big brother/sister needed

2013-12-28 Thread Sandy Podulka
paperwork, but could help someone learn more about birds for a while on Jan. 1. (This counts as a good deed for the year.) Take Care, Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Moving the Christmas Count Date Earlier

2013-12-30 Thread Sandy Podulka
, and I think that is an important event bringing many local birders together--it's a nice way to start the new year. Sandy At 07:49 AM 12/30/2013, you wrote: I'll stick my neck out and resurect the suggestion that we change our Christmas count date. It would be great to add the many students

[cayugabirds-l] 67 Wild Turkeys!!

2013-12-31 Thread Sandy Podulka
In our yard right now in Brooktondale. I sure hope they show up tomorrow! --Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Rusty Blackbirds and Fox Sparrow

2014-11-10 Thread Sandy Podulka
We were thrilled to have a flock of 56 Rusty Blackbirds in our yard in Brooktondale, our first of the season, just in time for our ProjectFeederWatch count! Today our first Fox Sparrow showed up, but a day late for the count! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Belle School Rd - CL Basin or Not?

2015-01-02 Thread Sandy Podulka
, and there is detectable flow at least 300' in, and probably sooner, but I can't remember seeing whether water flows under the road in one direction or the other. The Field Sparrows were farther in, so not even debatable. Enjoy, Sandy At 10:21 AM 1/2/2015, bob mcguire wrote: Congratulations to Bill Podulka

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll and Carolina Wren in Brooktondale

2015-02-06 Thread Sandy Podulka
these days, and ones this cute are particularly welcome! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Large Red-winged Blackbird Flock, North Lansing

2015-03-15 Thread Sandy Wold
Saturday, 3/14, at 12:11pm, about 100 Red-winged Blackbirds in field with manure on Storm Road ( just off of 34) in North Lansing, near Baker's Acres! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bird Highlights from West side of Cayuga Lake

2015-03-15 Thread Sandy Wold
. * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold NYS Certified Math/Science Teacher and Tutor *www.sites.google.com

[cayugabirds-l] OT--Avian Influenza Found in Commercial Turkeys in Missouri (Mississippi Flyway)

2015-03-11 Thread Sandy Podulka
Within the Mississippi Flyway. 03/10/2015 USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza in Commercial Turkey Flocks in Missouri CDC considers the risk to people from these HPAI H5 infections in wild birds, backyard flocks and commercial poultry, to be low WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 --

[cayugabirds-l] Anyone want to join me to look for SE Owls?

2015-03-10 Thread Sandy Wold
you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold NYS Certified Math/Science Teacher and Tutor *www.sites.google.com/site/fallcreektutoringservices/home http

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope(?), Semi-palmated Plover(?), and Killdeer at Taughannok Marina

2015-03-10 Thread Sandy Wold
(Sandy) Wold NYS Certified Math/Science Teacher and Tutor *www.sites.google.com/site/fallcreektutoringservices/home http://www.sites.google.com/site/fallcreektutoringservices/home* Interdisciplinary Visionary Artist https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-sandy-wold/a7/114/877 Cayuga Basin Bioregion

[cayugabirds-l] 3 Rare Birds Possibly seen at Taughannok Marina on Tuesday now gone

2015-03-11 Thread Sandy Wold
SHORT SAFE SUMMARY: On Tuesday, I saw 6-8 shorebirds about 15-21in tall with thin bodies and 3 shorter sandpiper-shaped birds standing on the ice shelf out about 80 yards near the big dead tree on the Taughannok beach Tuesday. Today (Wednesday), they were all gone, but I did see an interesting

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Geese and other high lights from West Side of Lake

2015-03-30 Thread Sandy Wold
Yesterday, I took a friend up the west side of the lake and had the following highlights. At Newman Golf Course --in the Inlet: about 6 Pintails --Redwing Blackbirds in the shrubs on the shore --6 GW Teal in the middle of the Golf Course among cattail/puddle (5 male, one femal) --Great-horned owl

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting Snow Geese Behavior Observed

2015-03-30 Thread Sandy Wold
Yesterday, I took a friend birding and saw/video taped the most amazing behavior I have ever seen. This is probably common (evolved over tens of thousands of years), but I was in awe to watch it and have only heard about the communication which takes place in flight with geese flying in

[cayugabirds-l] Birding Courtesy Request by Homeowner on beach road at Sheldrake

2015-03-30 Thread Sandy Wold
and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold NYS Certified Math/Science Teacher and Tutor *www.sites.google.com/site/fallcreektutoringservices/home http://www.sites.google.com/site/fallcreektutoringservices/home* Interdisciplinary Visionary Artist https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-sandy-wold/a7

[cayugabirds-l] CORRECTION: Horned Grebes not Eared Grebes at Sheldrake Point

2015-03-30 Thread Sandy Wold
Correction, I meant to type HORNED GREBE not Eared Grebe. My first thought yesterday was Eared Grebe because there appeared to be a bump on the forehead, but then I had to correct for location as Eared Grebes live on the West coast. It had a white breast and neck and grey back (still in winter

[cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpeckers in Fall Creek?

2015-02-20 Thread Sandy Wold
or has seen them recently, would you let me know? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcBf0wxIek0 Be on the look out!!! We are so blessed to have so much bird diversity among and around us!!! ...and Spring is very, very near! Hang in there! Sandy * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Trip Report to Braddock Bay Area from Saturday

2015-05-03 Thread Sandy Wold
. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map, Author, Originator, Designer, and Publisher, www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/ https://sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/ Interdisciplinary Artist

[cayugabirds-l] Any good places to bird in Florida Panhandle?

2015-05-16 Thread Sandy Wold
I'll be visiting my mother there in a few weeks and would like to do some birding there. I especially am interested in stopping in Apalachicola. Thank you! Sandy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Brooktondale

2015-05-14 Thread Sandy Podulka
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo called a few times near our yard in Brooktondale this afternoon! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma WRC Afternoon Report

2015-05-15 Thread Sandy Wold
and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map, Author, Originator, Designer, and Publisher, www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/ https://sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/ Interdisciplinary Artist/Educator, https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-sandy-wold/a7/114

[cayugabirds-l] SFO Trip Report from the Swallow group at Dryden Lake today

2015-04-18 Thread Sandy Wold
in full sun! * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map, Author, Originator

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Dove Behavior

2015-06-21 Thread Sandy Wold
Has anyone any similar experience with Mourning Doves? I am so enjoying hanging out with two fledglings in my garden. They have been hanging out there for a few days now, taking naps in the sun on the warm stones. They seem curious about me and do not spook too easily. Last night, as the sun

[cayugabirds-l] Birding in the Thousand Islands - Suggestions Wanted

2015-07-04 Thread Sandy Wold
I am looking for suggestions of good birding locations in the Thousand Islands and any budget places to stay for a future trip! Thank you in advance! Sandy -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Thousand Island (Grand Lake Reserve) and Montezuma Birding Report

2015-07-06 Thread Sandy Wold
Thanks to all who responded to my query. I actually knew the area I wanted to bird, but I did not know what - if any- public trails were available. So if you are ever in the area, I highly recommend it. It is the GRAND LAKE RESERVE in Jefferson County, Redwood, NY ( far away from the St.

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Phalarope and Swainson's Thrush at MNWR

2015-05-24 Thread Sandy Podulka
NIGHTHAWK along Van Dyne Spoor Road at dusk. Many more shorebirds than two days ago--nice variety along the Wildlife Drive as well as at Knox-Marsellus. --Sandy Podulka At 11:56 PM 5/24/2015, you wrote: In the middle of this warm afternoon Ann Mitchell I visited Montezuma NWR's Knox-Marsellus Marsh

[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus Sunday, part II

2015-08-24 Thread Sandy Wold
again, Dave! * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map, Author/Originator

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Knox-Marsellus Sunday, part II - correction

2015-08-24 Thread Sandy Wold
? Corrections always appreciated nevertheless! On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Sandy Wold sandra.w...@gmail.com wrote: I'll add to Dave's highlight...I showed up late as the fog was lifting, about 9:30am. I arrived as three SAND HILL CRANES flew from behind me, calling loudly, and over me

[cayugabirds-l] Carpool Ithaca to Montezuma CBC Trip tomorrow morning?

2015-07-31 Thread Sandy Wold
, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map, Author/Originator/Designer/Publisher, www.sites.google.com/site/cayugabioregionmap/ https://sites.google.com/site

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Martin house at Swan Pond, Stewart Park?

2015-08-10 Thread Sandy Wold
?) in spring? I love seeing the ones at Montezuma. * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey in Fall Creek, downtown Ithaca

2015-08-04 Thread Sandy Wold
I've been seeing Osprey flying low in Fall Creek on three different days this week, each time calling. One over Gimme Coffee and twice over my house within 100 feet above, and calling. Once there were two of them. they circle around and then head back in the direction of Stewart Park/Cass Park.

[cayugabirds-l] Newman Golf Course and Swan Pond Highlights and New Map Project

2015-07-24 Thread Sandy Wold
Waterfront Trail is such a great gift. Wouldn't having the boat house restored be icing on the cake! Sandy * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park Swan Pond Highlights and Aspirations

2015-07-20 Thread Sandy Wold
? * * * * * * * * * *Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come ALIVE, for what the world needs is people who have come ALIVE. - Dr. Howard Thurman, American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist (1900-1981) * Sandra (Sandy) Wold Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map, Author/Originator/Designer/Publisher

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