[nysbirds-l] Baird's Sandpiper Broome Co. Susquehanna River Gravel Bars Endwell/Vestal NY

2019-09-11 Thread David Nicosia
All, I found a juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER while walking the gravel bars on the Susquehanna River between Vestal and Endwell NY this morning. The bird was at the west most gravel bar visible from the guard rail RIver Rd Endwell, NY (e-bird hotspot). The exact location is here

[nysbirds-l] Hurricane Dorian

2019-09-03 Thread David Nicosia
Dorian likely will pass well southeast of LI Friday night to Saturday. There will be northerly winds from the surface to at least 30,000 feet AGL Saturday morning. In the lowest few thousand feet winds will be primarily north to northeast. I am not sure what this means for LI exactly, but the

Re: [nysbirds-l] Hurricane Dorian

2019-09-03 Thread david nicosia
Dorian likely will pass well southeast of LI Friday night to Saturday. There will be northerly winds from the surface to at least 30,000 feet AGL Saturday morning. In the lowest few thousand feet winds will be primarily north to northeast.  I am not sure what this means for LI exactly, but the

[nysbirds-l] Balsam Lake Mountain in Catskills- Blackpoll Warbler and Others Today 7/13/2019

2019-07-13 Thread David Nicosia
Took an afternoon hike up Balsam Lake Mountain in the western Catskills w/ my wife. I didn't expect too much given the time of day but I was surprised at the bird song this late. The highlight for me was a singing male BLACKPOLL WARBLER at the summit which is 3731 Feet above sea level. Once you

Re: [nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread David Nicosia
this is somewhat surprising given the success conservationists > have had in preserving tens of thousands of acres of suitable habitat. > > John Turner > > On June 28, 2019 at 8:56 AM David Nicosia wrote: > > Does the Hermit Thrush still breed in the pine barrens of Long Is

[nysbirds-l] Does the Hermit Thrush still breed on Long Island???

2019-06-28 Thread David Nicosia
Does the Hermit Thrush still breed in the pine barrens of Long Island? I noticed on the ebird map for June 2019 no HETH reports for LI. Curious. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Purposeful Birdwatching

2019-06-27 Thread David Nicosia
All, I am enjoying the slower pace since our breeding birds are here for a while now. This allows me to get back to my LOOB which I do have! But when I have time I like to enjoy our breeding birds and here in upstate NY in the hills we have many beautiful warblers that nest. This year I am

Re: [nysbirds-l] Purposeful Birdwatching

2019-06-27 Thread David Nicosia
I am enjoying the slower pace since our breeding birds are here for a while now. This allows me to get back to my LOOB which I do have! But when I have time I like to enjoy our breeding birds and here in upstate NY in the hills we have many beautiful warblers that nest. This year I looking at

[nysbirds-l] Last Couple Days in Broome Co. - GRAY CATBIRD, LONG-TAILED DUCK, REDHEADS, WINTER WREN....

2019-02-02 Thread David Nicosia
Great birds last couple days for Broome Co. REDHEADS- between 4 and 6 Boland Pond. GRAY CATBIRD Boland today w/ Jim Hoteling. Bird was in thickets across road from parking area eating berries. This is the most unusual and rare bird for Broome Co. this time of year. SWAMP SPARROW- one at Boland

[nysbirds-l] Nelson's Sparrow and others Upper Lisle County Park Whitney Point, NY

2018-08-19 Thread David Nicosia
All, I was birding Upper Lisle this morning, I came up to the red gate on the Truck Road and then started walking toward the spruces. I saw a lot of birds in the weedy marshy area by the pond there, close to where the Glossy Ibis was found this spring. I started some phishing and on the top of a

[nysbirds-l] 20 species of Warblers Broome Co. including CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, MOURNING and TENNESSEE

2018-05-11 Thread David Nicosia
Yesterday, May 10th George Chiu and I hit the roads of northern Broome County to see what migrants and newly arrived breeders dropped in from Wednesday night's strong south winds. King Street Town of Barker, NY is a favorite local spot that has a lot of breeders and we started there. I am happy to

Re: [nysbirds-l] Radar musings

2018-05-03 Thread David Nicosia
The radar reflectivity that we see is proportionally to the amount of water in a given volume of atmosphere as sensed by the radar. Birds are largely made up of water and hence they are highly reflective. Hence, when we see high radar returns from birds it is due to the density of birds in that

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front

2018-04-14 Thread David Nicosia
-- Forwarded message - From: david nicosia <daven1...@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 8:52 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front To: Cayuga birds <cayugabird...@cornell.edu>, <broomebi...@googlegroups.com>, David Nicosia <daven102

[nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-Backed Gulls Broome Co.

2018-02-24 Thread David Nicosia
This morning I had 3 adult Lesser Black-Backed Gulls on the ice at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point, NY. The birds were with 1st and/or 2nd cycle herring gulls. This is the 3rd year in a row, at least, that we have had this species in Broome Co. Strangely, it has been several years since I have

Re: [nysbirds-l] Curlew Sandpiper vs Dunlin in Basic Plumage

2017-09-27 Thread David Nicosia
We all make mistakes. No worries. I found this VERY helpful in learning more about DUNLIN and CURLEW SANDPIPERS in basic plumage. On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Mike wrote: > I'm a fan of getting the word out and giving people a chance to see the > bird, even if it

[nysbirds-l] Summary of September 9th Knox-Marcellus / Puddler's Marsh Montezuma Dike Walk

2017-09-14 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had 22 people walk the dike between Knox-Marcellus / Puddler's Marshes Montezuma on Saturday September 9th. Some folks started on Towpath Road and met up with us on the dike as most walked down from East Road. We also had a nice group of young birders from the SUNY ESF bird club join us.

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk at Knox-Marcellus+Puddler's Marshes Saturday September 9th 7 am

2017-09-08 Thread David Nicosia
All, Tomorrow *Saturday September 9th at 7 am*, I will be leading another shorebird walk on the dikes between Knox-Marcellus Marsh and Puddler's marsh Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the Montezuma Visitor's Center at 7 am and drive over to East Road and walk down the dikes.

[cayugabirds-l] Saturday Sept 2nd Montezuma Shorebird Walk

2017-09-03 Thread David Nicosia
All, We had around 25 people for the 3rd shorebird walk of the season down the dikes between Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's Marshes at Montezuma. Highlights: at the beginning from East Rd there were 3 STILT SANDPIPERS that were in basic plumage, likely juveniles. The STILTs were near some

[nysbirds-l] American Golden-Plover William Hill Park Susquehanna River Johnson City NY Broome Co. Today

2017-09-02 Thread David Nicosia
All, Once again, the gravel bars on the Susquehanna River are yielding some great shorebirds from this park in Johnson City Broome County! Late this afternoon, I found a juvenile AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER on the gravel bars easily seen from the yellow sign in William Hill Park not far from the

[nysbirds-l] Shorebirds Broome County- STILT and BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS

2017-08-27 Thread David Nicosia
The last two days we have had a STILT SANDPIPER and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER on the gravel bars of the Susquehanna River from Johnson City to Endwell/Vestal NY. The STILT SP is the first reported one in Broome since 2002. BAIRD'S is regular every 1 to 2 years here. Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's Marsh Montezuma NWR Aug 21, 2017 Eclipse Birding!

2017-08-21 Thread David Nicosia
Went to KM and Puddler's Marsh Montezuma today given the recent influx of shorebirds as reported by others. Started on Towpath road with the idea of getting some passerines, waders, waterfowl and maybe a few shorebirds. It was late morning so the lighting was great. There was a grater grating

[nysbirds-l] Today's Shorebird Walk Montezuma NWR Knox-Marcellus Marsh Aug 12, 2017

2017-08-12 Thread David Nicosia
We had a dozen people this morning and walked the dike between Knox-Marcellus Marsh and Puddler's Marsh. Water levels are fairly high still and the best shorebird habitat is interspersed between quite a bit of vegetation. Viewing was often difficult but occasionally we would get some decent

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebird Walk at Knox-Marcellus+Puddler's Marshes Saturday August 12th 7 am

2017-08-07 Thread David Nicosia
All, This coming *Saturday August 12th at 7 am*, I will be leading a shorebird walk on the dikes between Knox-Marcellus Marsh and Puddler's marsh Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. We will meet at the Montezuma Visitor's Center at 7 am and drive over to East Road and walk down the dikes. Here

Re: [nysbirds-l] Robert Moses SP Seawatching 6/18/17

2017-06-19 Thread David Nicosia
The last few days have featured a very strong high pressure system south of Newfoundland and a prolonged easterly flow toward the Mid Atlantic Coast which then curves to southerly up the coast from the Bahamas to the New England coast. The placement of this high pressure system and its strength is

[nysbirds-l] Laughing Gull, Ruddy Turnstone and Black Bellied Plover Broome Co. NY May 30

2017-05-30 Thread David Nicosia
Today's thunderstorms no doubt dropped down some rare migrants/vagrants. Dorchester Park Whitney Point, NY had a LAUGHING GULL and a RUDDY TURNSTONE which are both rare for Broome. Then later in the day, Murphy's Pits Vestal NY had a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER full breeding plumage. see:

[nysbirds-l] Migration floodgates to open Tuesday Night-Wednesday night???

2017-05-13 Thread David Nicosia
All, We have endured a prolonged cool spell with plenty of rain and many of our neotropical migrants are late or their main "surge" of numbers has been delayed, at least here in the southern tier. Looking at the weather models, from Tuesday night through Wednesday night a strong surge of warm

[cayugabirds-l] Franklins Gull Still Present Whitney Point Mon 5/8/17

2017-05-08 Thread David Nicosia
Bird was relocated this morning 5/8/17 in the same field across from Arby's / Dunkin Donuts from Rte 11 in Whitney Point, NY Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull continuing Whitney point NY area

2017-05-07 Thread David Nicosia
Still present. 3 spots that it has been seen: Dorchester Park, ball fields behind Whitney Point elementary school off Kiebal rd and presently in field across from Arby's Rte 11 Whitney Point. Basically hanging out with a flock of mostly ring billed Gulls. Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Audio Clips of Franklin's Gull Broome Co Today

2017-05-06 Thread David Nicosia
see ebird checklist http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36587033 Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Franklin's Gull Broome County Dorchester Park/Whitney Point Dam Area May 6th, 2017

2017-05-06 Thread David Nicosia
This morning Jim Hoteling found a strange gull with a hood and red bill at Dorchester Park Whitney Point Dam area. Initial thoughts were a LAUGHING GULL since we have had one before here. George Chiu got up there before me and he was thinking FRANKLIN'S GULL instead. As I was about 5 minutes away

[cayugabirds-l] Retraction of Blue Grosbeak Broome Co.

2017-05-01 Thread David Nicosia
Turns out this is an indigo bunting that was singing a purple finch-like song. Bill too small for BLGR. Thanks to Jay McGowan and Chris Wood for their comments. My impressions was that it had rufous on the wings but lighting was not that great. Oh well... now to eat some humble pie... :( see

[nysbirds-l] Lousy Photos of Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle Co. Park Broome Co. NY

2017-05-01 Thread David Nicosia
A digi-scoped some lousy photos of the BLUE GROSBEAK. The bird had faint rufous wing bars but these didn't come out. Lighting was poor unfortunately. see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36452636 Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak Upper Lisle County park. Broome county.

2017-05-01 Thread David Nicosia
Just had a singing BLUE GROSBEAK from claybanks trail Upper Lisle County park in Broome co. The bird was singing voraciously for a while and then chased by Purple finches. Another Black Vulture was seen in Vestal NY today as well. Am I still in upstate NY? Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List

[nysbirds-l] Little Gull re-found Upper Lisle County Park Today 4/7/17

2017-04-07 Thread David Nicosia
The LITTLE GULL originally found by George Chiu yesterday at Dorchester Park was near the rusty bridge in the channel at Upper Lisle County Park this afternoon. (an ebird hotspot) The bird was with several BONAPARTE'S GULLS. I spotted it by the white primary feathers near the back of the bird.

[nysbirds-l] Photos of Little Gull Dorchester Park Broome County 4/6/17

2017-04-06 Thread David Nicosia
see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35739589 Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[nysbirds-l] Another Black Vulture report Broome Co. NY Town of Chenango.

2017-04-02 Thread David Nicosia
All, Before this year, we would have single Black Vultures seen about once every 1-2 years or so In Broome County. We had 7 earlier in March and now today another one was seen soaring north with a group of TVs over Boland Pond, an ebird hotspot in Broome County. The bird was found by Jon Weeks.

[nysbirds-l] Black Vultures Broome County

2017-03-01 Thread David Nicosia
We had 7 black vultures today in Vestal, NY. This is a high count for our county of which this specie is rare. Adrian Burke first found them this morning. Dave Nicosia. -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm

[nysbirds-l] Ross's Goose Chenango NY Broome County

2017-01-15 Thread David Nicosia
This morning George Chiu found a Ross's Goose with a group of Canada geese at Boland Pond in Chenango, NY. The bird didn't stay long and flew off to the south. I re-found the bird within a grouping of Canada Geese at Chenango Bridge Park in Chenango, NY later in the morning. The bird continues in

[nysbirds-l] Ross's Goose Chenango, NY Broome County

2017-01-15 Thread david nicosia
This morning George Chiu found a Ross's Goose with a group of Canada geeseat Boland Pond in Chenango, NY. The bird didn't stay long and flew offto the south. I re-found the bird within a grouping of Canada Geese at Chenango Bridge  Park in Chenango, NY later in the morning. The bird continues in

[nysbirds-l] Ross's Geese Johnson City, NY Broome County

2016-12-18 Thread David Nicosia
3 ROSS'S GEESE were found among a flock of CANADA GEESE at the Polar Shot Golf Course in Johnson City, NY today by Derek Green and Tim Hill. This constitutes a first record (e-bird) for Broome County. Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm

[nysbirds-l] White-eyed Vireo Endicott, NY Broome County Nov 24-25, 2016

2016-11-25 Thread David Nicosia
A WHITE-EYED VIREO was found and photographed yesterday at the Chugnut River Walk Endicott, NY (ebird hotspot) by Mike Jordan. The bird was refound this morning but not seen since 1000 am. see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32693220 Very unusual this time of year and especially since it

[nysbirds-l] Montezuma Wildlife Drive Today Nov 19th 2016

2016-11-19 Thread David Nicosia
Headed up to Montezuma NWR this morning. My first stop was Benning Marsh and I got on the WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS and KILLDEER pretty quickly. These birds were directly across from the parking area. Then I drove back around to do the wildlife drive more carefully. First bird of

Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Brown Booby continues.....pics

2016-09-21 Thread David Nicosia
Brown booby continues same spot as of 350 pm. On Sep 21, 2016 1:28 PM, "Dave K" wrote: > The Brown Booby continues on Buoy 49. > > Pics at > > https://flic.kr/p/Mkj124 > > Brown Booby 9-21-16 Cayuga Lake St Park >

[cayugabirds-l] Buff-Breasted Sandpiper Murphy's Pits Susquehanna River, Vestal NY

2016-09-06 Thread David Nicosia
All, Had the great fortune of finding a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER among KILLDEER along a very low Susquehanna river at Murphy's Pits Vestal NY in Broome County this morning. This appears to be a first Broome County record at least via ebird. We will have to check with the NYS records committee as

[nysbirds-l] Buff breasted sandpiper Murphy's pits Vestal NY

2016-09-06 Thread David Nicosia
Possible first record for Broome Co. BUFF BREASTED SANDPIPER foraging on gravel bars and muddy areas by boat launch Murphy's pits. Bird likely can be seen from guard rail River rd Endwell NY too. Will post photos later. Dave Nicosia. -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Shorebird Trip Saturday August 27th, 2016 7 am Montezuma Visitor's Center

2016-08-23 Thread David Nicosia
All, We will meet again 7 am at the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center Saturday August 27th for another "shorebird" field trip. Water levels continue low at traditional shorebird hotspots this time of year so we have had to improvise a bit. Thanks to Dave Nutter and Jay McGowan who were

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

2016-07-05 Thread David Nicosia
Had the day off so went to Montezuma from mid morning to mid afternoon Today. Even though the heat of summer continues to build fall shorebird migration has begun as others have noted. Started at Knox-Marcellus Marsh from Towpath Rd. Road is dry so not as bad but still very uneven with giant

[nysbirds-l] Wood and Hermit Thrushes Southern Tier of NY

2016-06-24 Thread David Nicosia
All, I have an evening walk that I try to do every day and one of the joys of this walk is the presence of thrushes and their songs. For many years, HERMIT THRUSHES were by far the more common thrush. The trail goes through a ravine with hemlock in the ravine and mainly a northern red oak, beech,

Re: [nysbirds-l] New Michigan State Forest NW Chenango County, NY: Swainson's Thrush and Lots of Warblers.

2016-06-20 Thread David Nicosia
interesting and > inspiring report. I think I'll count some Ovenbirds somewhere tomorrow > morning! > > Shai Mitra > Bay Shore > > *It took me a while to come up with these euphemisms to replace the > phrases I would use naturally when speaking . > > > > _

[nysbirds-l] New Michigan State Forest NW Chenango County, NY: Swainson's Thrush and Lots of Warblers.

2016-06-20 Thread David Nicosia
Had a chance to bird New Michigan State Forest from mid to late morning Today, 6/20/16. This forest is a high elevation boreal-type forest which is quite rare in upstate NY outside the Adirondacks and Catskills. There are areas of dense NORWAY SPRUCES planted by the CCC groups back in the 1930s so

Re: [nysbirds-l] Garganey present now

2016-06-07 Thread David Nicosia
PLOVERS, 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, possible WHITE-RUMPED (too distant to be certain) and BLACK TERN, SNOW GOOSE, SANDHILL CRANES among many waterfowl. A great evening. Dave Nicosia On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 8:22 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > An

Re: [nysbirds-l] Radar

2016-05-15 Thread David Nicosia
I like COD meteorology radar page. It has all the new dual polar products for our nexrad sites. On Sun, May 15, 2016, 4:21 PM Ben Mirin wrote: > Hi all, what's your favorite/the best resource for monitoring radar > online? > > Many thanks, > Ben > > > On Sunday, May 15,

[cayugabirds-l] Shorebirds Montezuma: Hudsonian Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper and Semipalmated Plover 5/10/16

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Although its still warbler-time and early for the main spring influx of shorebirds I broke away from the big warbler waves of yesterday (19 species in Broome county!!) to go for the HUDSONIAN GODWIT, A great bird for spring with its gorgeous breeding plumage. Thanks to Chuck Gibson from Montezuma

[nysbirds-l] Heavy Nocturnal Flight Binghamton Airport Last Night

2016-05-05 Thread David Nicosia
I got finished by with work at 11 pm last evening and in the parking lot before I got into my car I heard a "stream" of chips, zips, zeets and zeeps! I listened for about 5 minutes and it was constant. There were at least 3 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS that flew by. Additionally, I was surprised to hear a

[nysbirds-l] Incredible day of birding in Broome County: Marbled Godwit and "Western" Willet

2016-05-01 Thread David Nicosia
Woke up with the idea that I would take a break from birding todayreal busy! Anyway, first thing I see on our BroomeRBA is a MARBLED GODWIT found by the birding guru Tim Lenz at Upper Lisle County Park in Whitney Point on a gravel bar upper end of the reservoir. So I forgo my coffee and

[nysbirds-l] Incredible day of birding in Broome County: Marbled Godwit and "Western" Willet

2016-05-01 Thread david nicosia
Woke up with the idea that I would take a break from birding todayreal busy!  Anyway, first thingI see on our BroomeRBA is a MARBLED GODWIT found by the birding guru Tim Lenz at Upper Lisle County Park in Whitney Point on a gravel bar upper end of the reservoir. So I forgo my coffee and

[nysbirds-l] Broome Co. Yellow-Headed Blackbird spot

2016-04-22 Thread David Nicosia
see https://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/25908702603/in/dateposted-public/ for the location in Boland Pond where the Yellow-Headed Blackbird is being seen in Broome Co regularly for anyone taking a trip this way Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info:

[nysbirds-l] Early Blackburnian Warbler Broome Co.

2016-04-22 Thread David Nicosia
Had 1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER sing a couple times on King Street Town of Barker in Broome Co this morning. This is the earliest I have had this specie in spring. This is also a place where several pairs nest so it is probably a nester returning. In addition, we had 1 BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-Headed Blackbird Boland Pond Chenango Forks, NY

2016-04-13 Thread David Nicosia
The Yellow-headed Blackbird that was found a few weeks ago continues to be seen on and off at Boland in Chenango Forks, NY which is an ebird hotspot in Broome County. The bird put a show on for us today foraging in the marsh grasses about 20 feet away!! The bird is not as vocal as the one we had a

[nysbirds-l] Robert Moses State Park 4/4/16 Northern Gannets

2016-04-05 Thread David Nicosia
Yesterday I had a rare chance to come to Long Island for work. I didn't have much time but for an hour before sunset I walked the very windy, rainy and chilly beach from Parking lot 3 at Robert Moses. Immediately one can see many NORTHERN GANNETS flying around high and low and many were dive

[cayugabirds-l] Western Tanager continues Cornell University photos and video

2016-03-12 Thread David Nicosia
I know many people have posted on this but here is what I got today. https://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/albums/72157665857584865 Thanks to all for continuing to report this awesome bird. It is a lifer for me. Dave Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting Bird?? Take Off on Radar this morning

2015-12-25 Thread David Nicosia
since they should be long gone. Anyway, I have never seen this in the winter before. Any thoughts on this please share. Merry Christmas to all David Nicosia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Interesting Bird?? Take Off on Radar this morning

2015-12-25 Thread David Nicosia
;>> That is geese you're seeing. Large numbers of them roost in farm fields >>> there at this time of year, and I have seen the same thing on radar in >>> December before. It's probably mostly Canadas, but sometimes there are also >>> lots of Snow Geese there. >>&g

Re: [nysbirds-l] Interesting Bird?? Take Off on Radar this morning

2015-12-25 Thread David Nicosia
e same thing on radar in > December before. It's probably mostly Canadas, but sometimes there are also > lots of Snow Geese there. > > John Kent > Selkirk, NY > > On Dec 25, 2015, at 8:12 AM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: > > All, > > I noticed on the A

Re: [cayugabirds-l] [nysbirds-l] Interesting Bird?? Take Off on Radar this morning

2015-12-25 Thread David Nicosia
an Doren <bmvando...@gmail.com > > wrote: > > Interesting. I could well be wrong, but I wouldn't typically think of > geese departing farm fields as doing so relatively uniformly on a broad > circular front. Some groundtruthing might be worthwhile... > > Benjamin >

[cayugabirds-l] Cave Swallow Wind Trajectories.

2015-11-14 Thread David Nicosia
I just ran two trajectories forward in time beginning Thursday evening the 12th from the range of the Cave Swallow and look where they end upexactly where the reports are coming in. https://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/23001624482/in/dateposted-public/

[nysbirds-l] Fwd: Cave Swallow Wind Trajectories.

2015-11-14 Thread David Nicosia
I just ran two trajectories forward in time beginning Thursday evening the 12th from the range of the Cave Swallow and look where they end upexactly where the reports are coming in. https://www.flickr.com/photos/davenicosia/23001624482/in/dateposted-public/

[cayugabirds-l] Franklin's Gull "Flight" Wind Trajectory Analysis

2015-11-13 Thread David Nicosia
The birding world is a abuzz with the "epic" Franklin's Gull flight we have seen in the northeast U.S. I ran some wind trajectories backward in time using our global forecast system model. I begin one trajectory in NJ and another in upstate NY and one can see that the wind patterns from 1000

[nysbirds-l] Prolonged mild southwest flow across the eastern U.S. next week: Cave Swallows in the northeast U.S???

2015-10-29 Thread David Nicosia
Below is a trajectory analysis I did for Monday Nov 2-6. It shows air from Texas will wind up in the northeast U.S aloft between 3000 and 8500 feet. This could be a good set up for vagrants from Texas and surrounding areas showing up in the northeast. Cave Swallows??? This could be especially

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hurricane Joaquin

2015-09-30 Thread David Nicosia
Chris, You beat me to it. I have been so busy at work to send anything to the group. But early next week could be a great time for oceanic birds as you state. Some of our latest model guidance though suggests a landfall farther south now in NC or VA and then the storm comes up the eastern

[nysbirds-l] Today's (August 9th) Shorebird Walk Montezuma NWR Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's Marshes

2015-08-09 Thread David Nicosia
First I wanted to thank again Wildlife Biologist Linda Ziemba and Visitor Services Manager Andrea VanBeusichem at Montezuma NWR for allowing access to Knox-Marcellus and Puddler's marshes for Today's shorebird walk. We had a total of 54 people turn out for this walk It was a great day to be

[cayugabirds-l] Photos from Today's (August 9th) Shorebird Walk Montezuma NWR, NY

2015-08-09 Thread David Nicosia
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[cayugabirds-l] Winds Aloft next couple days - more shorebirds to arrive???

2015-08-05 Thread David Nicosia
Looking at the wind forecasts Today through Thursday, winds will be from northwest up through 15000 feet. The wind trajectories are coming from around Hudson Bay. Hopefully this will lure some staging shorebirds south to NY state! The next couple days could see increased numbers and new specie

[nysbirds-l] Winds Aloft next couple days - more shorebirds to arrive???

2015-08-05 Thread david nicosia
Looking at the wind forecasts Today through Thursday, winds will be  from northwest up through 15000 feet. The wind trajectories are coming from around Hudson Bay. Hopefully this will lure some staging shorebirds south to NY state! The next couple days could see increased numbers and new specie

[nysbirds-l] More on Possible Shorebird Migration new few days

2015-08-05 Thread David Nicosia
I received an email from Doug Gochfield who made a great comment that shorebirds often will overfly the region on favorable winds. So the northwest winds of the next couple days likely will send many birds overhead. However, there is an unusual storm (for August) projected to move into North

[nysbirds-l] Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night

2015-07-02 Thread david nicosia
Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration but the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The radar echoes were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already

[cayugabirds-l] Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night

2015-07-02 Thread David Nicosia
Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration but the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The radar echoes were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already

[cayugabirds-l] Red Headed Woodpecker Hamlin Beach State Park June 22 2015

2015-06-22 Thread David Nicosia
Red headed woodpecker was calling by snackbar between area 1 and 2. Also had an almost adult COMMON LOON. There were plenty of CASPIAN TERNS. There were many COMMON TERNS too, one that had almost an entirely red bill. There was a small touch of gray at the very tip but only from the right side of

[nysbirds-l] Red Headed Woodpecker Hamlin Beach State Park June 22 2015

2015-06-22 Thread david nicosia
Red headed woodpecker was calling by snackbar between area 1 and 2. Also had an almost adult COMMON LOON. There were plenty of CASPIAN TERNS. There were many COMMON TERNS too, one that had almost an entirely red bill. There was a small touch of gray at the very tip but only from the right side