[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2019-07-04 Thread Carol Keeler
When I drove into Auburn going to Wegmans this morning,  there was a kettle of 
25 or more TVs soaring .  I’m three miles east of there and just had a group of 
10 TVs go over.  I’m used to seeing just a few at a time going over.  What’s 
with a huge group in the middle of the city.  I bet there’s great thermals with 
all this heat.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2017-10-13 Thread Dave Nutter
This afternoon at about 5pm I saw about 200 Turkey Vultures circling over the 
vicinity of NYS-34/96, Decker Rd, and NYS-13 south of Ithaca near the Newfield 
Town Line. Earlier in the day I had seen smaller numbers southbound along the 
east edge of the Cayuga Lake Valley in Lansing. This afternoon about 3:40 I saw 
some kettling, apparently also southbound over West Hill from Downtown Ithaca, 
likely some of the same Judith reported.
- - Dave Nutter

> On Oct 13, 2017, at 4:08 PM, Judith Jones  wrote:
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> From the pool at Island Health I watched streams of the vultures going south 
> over west hill between 3 and 3:30.
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2017-10-13 Thread Judith Jones
 From the pool at Island Health I watched streams of the vultures going 
south over west hill between 3 and 3:30.


On 10/13/2017 2:51 PM, M Miller wrote:
> If anyone wants to see Turkey Vultures, just stop by the Seneca County 
> Fairgrounds (Not the Lott Farm!) in the village of Waterloo (North 
> Rd/Swift St). There are about 100 that roost in the morning & evening 
> on the village water tower and any available pole/post on the fairgrounds.
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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2017-10-13 Thread M Miller
If anyone wants to see Turkey Vultures, just stop by the Seneca County 
Fairgrounds (Not the Lott Farm!) in the village of Waterloo (North Rd/Swift 
St). There are about 100 that roost in the morning & evening on the village 
water tower and any available pole/post on the fairgrounds.

Mark Miller

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes

Just had 6 TURKEY VULTURES soaring over our neighborhood on East Hill.

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2016-10-24 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Hi Sara Jane,

For at least the past 3 years, there have been TUVU's roosting during the
fall behind the Varna Community Center, in some tall conifers. I get
neighbors calling me about it every year with a mixture of wonder and
frustration.

Marc Devokaitis
Lab of Ornithology






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> I was just coming through Varna when I had to pull over and stop the car,
> because there were about 25-30 TV’s soaring overhead, just above the
> rooftops.  There were enough to be looking for a ‘road-kill’, but I imagine
> they were either settling down for night or trying to get an updraft.
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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2016-10-24 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
I was just coming through Varna when I had to pull over and stop the car, 
because there were about 25-30 TV’s soaring overhead, just above the rooftops.  
There were enough to be looking for a ‘road-kill’, but I imagine they were 
either settling down for night or trying to get an updraft.
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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey vultures: Union Springs

2016-04-10 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
At 9:30 this a.m at least 24 TVs were in the field between Spring St. & 
Seminary St.  with wings
outstretched, facing the sun. They stayed for nearly an hour with one at 
a time eventually taking
off. I have seen them circling around the tall evergreens immediately 
west of where they sat &
wondered if they might be roosting there instead of down in the swamp 
behind the high school.


Factory St. pond has been hosting 3 to 5 prs. of wood ducks. Several 
buffle heads continue on Mill.


I have birdhouse holes covered to keep out house sparrows until I see 
bluebirds & tree swallows.


Daughter Becky, has been out checking osprey nests & finding a lot of 
them occupied & several new
NYSEG installed risers on utility poles. During our warm spell early 
last mo. a  man on Kozy Kove Rd.
put up a very tall pole with nice "regulation size" platform with a 
perch pole & "seeded" it with sticks.


Fritzie Blizzard

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey vultures

2016-01-07 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi all, there is a little cloud of about 25 turkey vultures over the pheasant 
farm at the moment, along Stevenson Rd in Ithaca. Another seven were perched on 
fences closer to Turkey Hill Road. Where were they all on January 1? Also lots 
of red tails although I haven't done a count yet.

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey vultures

2016-01-03 Thread Nancy
Today around 12 noon there were 12+ turkey vultures around Cayuga Compost and 
surrounding area, Agard Rd Trumansburg.

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2015-11-13 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,
Turkey vultures in this stiff west wind are enjoying themselves I think. They 
are flying across the wind at 90 deg and falling a free fall and then arrest 
themselves  and again dribble down in the wind and back.  So it is such fun to 
watch their behavior over computer screen.

As for the serious discussion that is happening, I support Ken's email about 
resolving the issues and I also appreciate what Dave did. I am for all things 
alive!

Also this forum is to discuss about the live birds and anything that is related 
to live birds in the Cayuga lake basin (with an occasional foray to outside 
CLB), so if hunters on this list serve don't like the majority of this listerve 
members' thoughts then perhaps they should consider joining the more 
appropriate lists that covers their interest, so they don't have to read topics 
they don't like or if they want to continue on the list then they should just 
delete those emails.

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures moving

2015-10-18 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
On my way back from Cortland this afternoon I drove Turkey Hill Rd. to the 
house, on seeing a few TV's I pulled over to scan. I counted 141 in 25 minutes 
along with 3 Red-tailed Hawks. All appeared to be south bound migrants catching 
the tail end of clearing weather. This may bode well for sky watching tomorrow. 
Gary 


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[cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures in Slaterville Springs

2015-03-22 Thread Melissa Groo
My favorite harbingers of spring, besides the robins and flocks of
red-winged blackbirds visiting my yard, are the pair of turkey vultures
that return to the lean-to along Route 79 in Slaterville Springs (just west
of Midline Rd). I saw them sitting on the listing shack this afternoon.

Does anyone know how many years they've taken up residence there?

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures in Slaterville Springs

2015-03-22 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
Since that lean-to was a beautiful barn LOL!

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 My favorite harbingers of spring, besides the robins and flocks of
 red-winged blackbirds visiting my yard, are the pair of turkey vultures
 that return to the lean-to along Route 79 in Slaterville Springs (just west
 of Midline Rd). I saw them sitting on the listing shack this afternoon.

 Does anyone know how many years they've taken up residence there?

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures here all winter

2015-02-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Reports came out of the woodwork about Turkey Vultures hanging around 
our area all winter.  This shows I don't get out and do much birding 
during the winter months.  It's far more comfortable looking out our 
kitchen windows.


I still would like any thoughts you may have about true migrants like 
Red-Wings showing up at this time, when the weather is very harsh and 
the snow cover is very extensive.  Do they not have a way to evaluate 
conditions on their way north and decide to hold up awhile when 
conditions are especially bad?  Or is the timing of their northward 
migration pretty much fixed --- for example, this is the time when 
Red-Wings usually start to show up here.   So when the winds are 
favorable for migration, many of the birds take off and, flying at 
night, don't know what to expect until they land the next morning.  Then 
they have to make due with whatever they happen to find.  In this case,  
I would think they would have a more difficult time finding adequate 
food sources and good places to roost.  On the bright side of things, 
however, time is on their side --- the weather will continue to improve 
as the season progresses (although more slowly some years than 
others!!).  All they have to do is hang in there!


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-10-13 Thread Dave Nutter
I agree Sunday was a good migration day for Turkey Vultures. At about 1pm I was 
near the Lab entrance looking at the western skyline beyond the pond, and I 
watched a near-continuous line of them flying south, about 60 all told. They 
were gliding and gradually losing altitude, and when they got low enough to 
almost be blocked by trees for me, one of them would find a thermal and start 
circling up. Then all those behind it in line would veer into the thermal, and 
suddenly there would be 20 birds kettling. But it seemed they would only circle 
a few times (2 or 3? it was distracting, but I should have tried harder to 
follow a single bird) before they would peel off the top and continue south. I 
saw this a couple of times there, and then when I went to the Freese Road 
Gardens I saw it again, once to the west and once almost overhead. I saw about 
a hundred southbound Turkey Vultures altogether. There were also a few apparent 
locals, by their behavior.

--Dave Nutter


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 Saw 18 Turkey Vultures flying above Triphammer Road 3 miles north of Shops of 
 Ithaca. Pretty impressive!
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-10-13 Thread James Gaffney
I counted 74 tv's golfing cornell's course today with most of them before
12
Jim Gaffney

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On Oct 13, 2014, at 8:26 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote:

I agree Sunday was a good migration day for Turkey Vultures. At about 1pm I
was near the Lab entrance looking at the western skyline beyond the pond,
and I watched a near-continuous line of them flying south, about 60 all
told. They were gliding and gradually losing altitude, and when they got
low enough to almost be blocked by trees for me, one of them would find a
thermal and start circling up. Then all those behind it in line would veer
into the thermal, and suddenly there would be 20 birds kettling. But it
seemed they would only circle a few times (2 or 3? it was distracting, but
I should have tried harder to follow a single bird) before they would peel
off the top and continue south. I saw this a couple of times there, and
then when I went to the Freese Road Gardens I saw it again, once to the
west and once almost overhead. I saw about a hundred southbound Turkey
Vultures altogether. There were also a few apparent locals, by their
behavior.

--Dave Nutter


On Oct 12, 2014, at 10:13 PM, Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com wrote:

Saw 18 Turkey Vultures flying above Triphammer Road 3 miles north of Shops
of Ithaca. Pretty impressive!
Ann

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-10-12 Thread Carol Keeler
Yesterday as I worked in my yard I spotted a south bound TV.  As I watched it 
turned into a river of as many 30 TVs migrating past.  I had guests who were 
spellbound by all the birds.  It's the first time I've spotted a large group 
migrating through.

I had a very unusual new yard bird the other day.  I looked out the kitchen 
window and spotted a Great Blue Heron walking through the arbor.  There's a 
very shallow creek out back and perhaps it followed my paths down toward the 
house.  They do periodically fly over, but this was the first grounded one.

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-10-12 Thread Ann Mitchell
Saw 18 Turkey Vultures flying above Triphammer Road 3 miles north of Shops of 
Ithaca. Pretty impressive!
Ann

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-08-09 Thread William Roberts
I had the good fortune of seeing the biggest kettle of TVs ever (for me) as 
they circled and swooped over the parking lot  and the general vicinity of 
Wegmans in Auburn, New York. I counted over 100 and approximated that possibly 
125 were participating.
I looked for Black Vultures but did not see any. Many landed on a nearby cell 
tower south of the Wegmans parking lot ( Genesee St. and  Loop Rd ). Bill 
Roberts

Aurora, N.Y.
  
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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures, dead tagged deer

2013-03-24 Thread Jesse Ross
The half dozen or so Turkey Vultures patiently adorning the trees in my
wooded backyard in Northeast Ithaca alerted me to a dead deer back there.
The neighborhood deer have been seeming desperately hungry lately - often
seen standing on tiptoes for a measly handful of hemlock needles,
shamelessly begging whenever they see me take out the compost, and
generally looking unhealthy and unsteady.

There are also some hair-stuffed tubular excreta of some kind in the
vicinity. They don't quite look like coyote scat to me, so my next guess is
pellets from the vultures?

Given the topic of this mailing list, I'll also say that I got fantastic
views of these grim and gruesome, but interesting and ecologically
valuable, birds.

Anyways, the unlucky deer has numbered white ear tags, so I guess somebody
went to the trouble of sterilizing it. I'm wondering if anybody is
collecting information about these tagged animals. If anybody has any
contact info I'd appreciate it!

Thanks,
Jesse Ross

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures, dead tagged deer

2013-03-24 Thread Jesse Ross
Hi folks,

Thanks to the several people who have responded to this! The universal
recommendation is that I contact Paul Curtis. In case anybody else needs
this information, his email address is

p...@cornell.edu

and his website is

http://dnr.cornell.edu/people/faculty.cfm?netId=pdc1

best,
jesse


On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Jesse Ross jesse.r...@gmail.com wrote:

 The half dozen or so Turkey Vultures patiently adorning the trees in my
 wooded backyard in Northeast Ithaca alerted me to a dead deer back there.
 The neighborhood deer have been seeming desperately hungry lately - often
 seen standing on tiptoes for a measly handful of hemlock needles,
 shamelessly begging whenever they see me take out the compost, and
 generally looking unhealthy and unsteady.

 There are also some hair-stuffed tubular excreta of some kind in the
 vicinity. They don't quite look like coyote scat to me, so my next guess is
 pellets from the vultures?

 Given the topic of this mailing list, I'll also say that I got fantastic
 views of these grim and gruesome, but interesting and ecologically
 valuable, birds.

 Anyways, the unlucky deer has numbered white ear tags, so I guess somebody
 went to the trouble of sterilizing it. I'm wondering if anybody is
 collecting information about these tagged animals. If anybody has any
 contact info I'd appreciate it!

 Thanks,
 Jesse Ross


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[cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures

2013-03-15 Thread Judith W. Jones
Are continuing to come to roost late afternoon in the norway spruces in 
4 and now 500 block S Plain St.


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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2012-03-19 Thread Meena Haribal
Hey Brad and all,

I did the same too. I scanned the flock three times for Black Vulture, but my 
flock was smaller than yours and had only 22 birds. I just got back from 
watching them. they seemed so care less (as opposed to careless) and 
effortlessly circled around and finally headed up Six Miles Creek, probably 
hoping to roost somewhere. Yesterday afternoon, while I was hanging out laundry 
in my yard, a Bald  Eagle circled over my head fairly close, I was thinking of 
heading inside to my camera, it floated south. But soon returned, but was 
little higher than previous time and circled and floated away to west.



Meena Haribal
Ithaca NY 14850
http://haribal.org/
http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/


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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

Hi all,

There is currently a kettle of about 100 TURKEY VULTURES over downtown Ithaca. 
I've gone through the group several times, but didn't see a Black Vulture.

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RE:[cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures galore

2011-10-24 Thread Annette Nadeau
I neglected to mention that the many Turkey Vultures (that are STILL going past 
my window) are headed south.

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] turkey vultures galore

Turkey Vultures are streaming past my office window here at Hospicare on South 
Hill. At least 75 have gone by in the last minute or so!!

Annette

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2011-02-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Drove through Community Corners a few minutes ago and saw 15+ turkey 
vultures circling about.  I was driving in traffic at the time so 
couldn't get an accurate count.


Larry

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures over Ithaca

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

Trip to Ithaca from Union Springs early afternoon was extremely windy. Futile 
to find anything on the lake. I'm surprised Steve  Susie even found the Be 
Happy Cafe!
And Mark  congrats on having a screechie again. I'd jump up  down in 
exuberance, too!

CO son-in-law stood in awe tonight when he came home from work, watching  
listening to the flights of geese  admiring the fantastic sunset, one of the 
prettiest we've had in a couple wks.. So glad Steve  Susie got to see it.

Fritzie

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[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2009-10-17 Thread Alm9413
By the time I got to Myers around 10:00 am, I saw at least 102  TV's.  I 
saw an additional 35+ on Freeze Road a little later. I am sure I  missed many, 
many more TV's traveling south.  What a great day!
Best, Ann Mitchell

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