[nfc-l] Epic Movement - Etna, NY

2020-09-17 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Posted the following to the NFC Facebook group just now and thought I would 
share here:


I’ve been listening live in Etna, NY tonight since 10:30pm. This has been an 
epic migration night here and one of the more constantly vocal in recent 
memory. Literally thousands and thousands of calls. Nearly constant calls of 
warblers, thrushes, (and tanagers?), grosbeaks, occasional sparrows, all 
stepping upon one another. First regular groups of Gray-cheeked Thrushes late 
tonight. One Black-billed Cuckoo. Only just now was there a notable gap of some 
10-20 seconds without a call, as a group of coyotes started yipping and 
whooping.


Most impressive night to be listening prior to this first calm. It will be 
interesting to try to run these data through Vesper (I am recording to file 
sequence using Raven Pro; plus recording the full night with my Swift recorder 
and Flowrabola microphone.)


Good night-listening!

Sincerely,
Chris Tessaglia-Hymes


Sent from my iPhone



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Re: [nfc-l] Epic Movement - Etna, NY

2020-09-17 Thread Bryan Guarente
Christopher,
Based on your signature location and the current wind pattern:
https://earth.nullschool.net/#2020/09/18/0300Z/wind/isobaric/850hPa/orthographic=-77.30,42.81,960/loc=-76.383,42.485

You should be seeing this likely through the night with numbers getting
less as the night goes on but plenty of migrants. I have an article coming
out in the Fall North American Birds about why this is the case.

For the short and sweet, looking at the right altitude for migration, the
winds are the right direction for fall migrants into your area, the origin
is quite distant from you, and there is a frontal passage at right this
time getting you some extra convergence of birds in your area. The larger
scale pattern shows that there may be better places than where you are in
terms of large scale convergence, but your pattern is pretty damn good for
migrants.

If you have questions, ask. I am happy to talk more about this.

Bryan Guarente
Meteorologist/Instructional Designer
The COMET Program
Boulder, CO


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 11:21 PM Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <
c...@cornell.edu> wrote:

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> I’ve been listening live in Etna, NY tonight since 10:30pm. This has been
> an epic migration night here and one of the more constantly vocal in recent
> memory. Literally thousands and thousands of calls. Nearly constant calls of
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> warblers, thrushes, (and tanagers?), grosbeaks, occasional sparrows, all
> stepping upon one another. First regular groups of Gray-cheeked Thrushes
> late tonight. One Black-billed Cuckoo.
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> Only just now was there a notable gap of some 10-20 seconds without a
> call, as a group of coyotes started yipping and whooping.
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> Most impressive night to be listening prior to this first calm. It will be
> interesting to try to run these data through Vesper (I am recording to file
> sequence using Raven Pro; plus recording the full night with my Swift
> recorder
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> and Flowrabola microphone.)
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Re: [nfc-l] Epic Movement - Etna, NY

2020-09-17 Thread Kenneth V. Rosenberg
Hi Chris et al.,

I was also out listening in Ithaca continuously from about 10:30 to 12:30 
tonight, and I agree it was a fantastic night – still going on, but I’m not. It 
is true that there calls nearly every second for several hours.  I just listen 
and count in real time, assigning the birds I think I know, and putting the 
rest as warbler sp. or passerine sp.  In this period, I counted > 1,000 calls 
of 15 species, the vast majority SWTH and without differentiating any warblers 
other than Common Yellowthroat. I’m sure if I was amplifying or recording, I 
would have thousands more calls, as Chris did.

My highlights were a flock of Caspian Terns calling together, an American 
Bittern, good numbers of Gray-cheeked and several early Hermit Thrush, and a 
totally unexpected BARN OWL that called 4 times as it headed north over my 
neighborhood – I got a pretty good recording on one call on my phone, which 
I’ll upload eventually.

Fun stuff!

KEN

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Applied Conservation Scientist
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
American Bird Conservancy
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From:  on behalf of "Christopher 
T. Tessaglia-Hymes" 
Reply-To: NFC-L 
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:21 AM
To: NFC-L , "n...@list.uvm.edu" 
Subject: [nfc-l] Epic Movement - Etna, NY

Posted the following to the NFC Facebook group just now and thought I would 
share here:


I’ve been listening live in Etna, NY tonight since 10:30pm. This has been an 
epic migration night here and one of the more constantly vocal in recent 
memory. Literally thousands and thousands of calls. Nearly constant calls of 
warblers, thrushes, (and tanagers?), grosbeaks, occasional sparrows, all 
stepping upon one another. First regular groups of Gray-cheeked Thrushes late 
tonight. One Black-billed Cuckoo. Only just now was there a notable gap of some 
10-20 seconds without a call, as a group of coyotes started yipping and 
whooping.



Most impressive night to be listening prior to this first calm. It will be 
interesting to try to run these data through Vesper (I am recording to file 
sequence using Raven Pro; plus recording the full night with my Swift recorder 
and Flowrabola microphone.)



Good night-listening!

Sincerely,
Chris Tessaglia-Hymes

Sent from my iPhone


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Re: [nfc-l] Epic Movement - Etna, NY

2020-09-17 Thread Larry Clarfeld
Hi Chris,

How wonderful to be listening in live!I haven't been listening
continuously, but whenever I've tuned in this evening I've heard a steady
stream of flight calls. I'd imagine when I get around to tallying them up,
it will be in the thousands.

Happy Listening,
Larry Clarfeld
Essex Jct., VT

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:36 AM Bryan Guarente 
wrote:

> Christopher,
> Based on your signature location and the current wind pattern:
>
> https://earth.nullschool.net/#2020/09/18/0300Z/wind/isobaric/850hPa/orthographic=-77.30,42.81,960/loc=-76.383,42.485
>
> You should be seeing this likely through the night with numbers getting
> less as the night goes on but plenty of migrants. I have an article coming
> out in the Fall North American Birds about why this is the case.
>
> For the short and sweet, looking at the right altitude for migration, the
> winds are the right direction for fall migrants into your area, the origin
> is quite distant from you, and there is a frontal passage at right this
> time getting you some extra convergence of birds in your area. The larger
> scale pattern shows that there may be better places than where you are in
> terms of large scale convergence, but your pattern is pretty damn good for
> migrants.
>
> If you have questions, ask. I am happy to talk more about this.
>
> Bryan Guarente
> Meteorologist/Instructional Designer
> The COMET Program
> Boulder, CO
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 11:21 PM Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <
> c...@cornell.edu> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Posted the following to the NFC Facebook group just now and thought I
>> would share here:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I’ve been listening live in Etna, NY tonight since 10:30pm. This has been
>> an epic migration night here and one of the more constantly vocal in recent
>> memory. Literally thousands and thousands of calls. Nearly constant calls of
>>
>> warblers, thrushes, (and tanagers?), grosbeaks, occasional sparrows, all
>> stepping upon one another. First regular groups of Gray-cheeked Thrushes
>> late tonight. One Black-billed Cuckoo.
>>
>> Only just now was there a notable gap of some 10-20 seconds without a
>> call, as a group of coyotes started yipping and whooping.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Most impressive night to be listening prior to this first calm. It will
>> be interesting to try to run these data through Vesper (I am recording to
>> file sequence using Raven Pro; plus recording the full night with my Swift
>> recorder
>>
>> and Flowrabola microphone.)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Good night-listening!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>>
>> Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
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>>
>>
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