Re: [nysbirds-l] Exotic ID?

2020-06-13 Thread Nancy Jane Kern
? Chukar/pheasant cross. I found a photo in a a search at link:

Nancy Kern
Austerlitz, NY

 on behalf of Charles Witek 

Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:21 PM
To: Larry Trachtenberg 
Cc: Andrew Mason ; zach schwartz-weinstein 
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Exotic ID?

Likely a pen-raised bird that always fed from a dish or tray, removing the 
opportunity for the bill to be worn down normally.

As someone alluded to before, the bird was probably either an escape from a 
shooting preserve or a survivor from a dog-training session.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM Larry Trachtenberg>> wrote:

Yes; what’s up with that bill?

L. Trachtenberg


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Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:35 PM
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Yeah--my thought too.  That bill is way out of line!

On 6/13/2020 12:31 PM, zach schwartz-weinstein wrote:

Chukar.  Introduced gamebird.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 12:30 PM Andrew Mason>> wrote:

Anybody have an idea on this bird--seen in upstate NY--Otsego Co.?

Andy Mason



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Re:[nysbirds-l] [hmbirds] Coxsackie Grasslands - Access issues

2019-07-05 Thread Nancy Jane Kern
I haven't been there in the past year, but have visited there numerous times 
with no problems from anyone.

Nancy Kern

From:  on behalf of zach 
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 8:08 AM
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Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Coxsackie Grasslands - Access issues

No, though I have usually accessed the preserve from the trail behind the bank. 
 The only people I run into there are DEC folks, dog walkers, and Rich Guthrie.

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 8:07 AM>> wrote:

I've never had any issues with access there, though my visits have been 


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On 7/5/19, 7:41 AM, Richard Guthrie>> wrote:

We, the birding community and the general public, are entitled to unfettered 
access to the Coxsackie Creek Grasslands Preserve which is at the cul-de-sac 
end of Houghtaling Road in New Baltimore/Coxsackie, The Greene County. .

I was told by a security guard that I was on private property and had to leave.

Of course, he was wrong.

We are going to pursue this to clear up this bit of misinformation.

My question is: While attempting to visit the preserve have you ever been 
approached by security and told to leave? .

I think it was a one time incident by a temp. guard (it was 4th of July holiday 

I just want to see if any others had run into this problem.

Rest assured, you may visit the preserve anytime,


Richard Guthrie

Board Member - The Greene Land Trust

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Re: [nysbirds-l] [NFBirds Report 2905] I Have Never Seen This Before !!

2016-12-09 Thread Nancy Jane Kern
I have seen gray squirrels gnaw on a deer carcass, regularly eat suet, eat on 
road kill, and chew MacDonald's hamburgers taken out of a dumpster in Albany. 
Not that often, but some will do it. Maybe it relates to their level of hunger.

Nancy Kern

Austerlitz, NY

Columbia County

 on behalf of Rick & Linda 

Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 12:05 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] [NFBirds Report 2905] I Have Never Seen This Before !!

I always thought G Squirrels were vegetarians. Here are pictures of a squirrel 
on my deck eating a DE Junco. I could not believe my eyes but there it is.

I was working on my laptop this morning and heard a thump on the sliding glass 
door. Evidently it was a DE Junco that hit the glass. I finished what I was 
doing and went to see if the bird needed to be put in a box and kept warm until 
it recovered.
When I got to the door I saw the squirrel already had the birds head off and 
was eating the rest.

I have never seen this before, has anyone else?

I frequently throw out leftover wet cat food, fat and other table scraps that 
the Bluejays and Blackbirds enjoy but the squirrels always turn their noses up 
at that food.

She ate the whole bird and I spotted her later with only feathers stuck to her 
head and leg.

This is a first for me and I don't know if I like the idea of a carnivorous 






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RE: [nysbirds-l] Feral Cats - again

2015-10-16 Thread Nancy Jane Kern
I just called the Gov. Office and left a message. I oppose this bill. The best 
solution for all is to trap feral cats and humanely euthanize them. I have had 
cats all my life, had experience with feral cats, and feel strongly about this. 
They are superb hunters, wild animals, and not the warm and fuzzy cats we have 
as pets.

Nancy Kern


Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:26:39 -0400
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Feral Cats - again

Well, here's the latest on the Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) bill:
It was passed by both the State Assembly and the State Senate. Since the State 
Assembly had voted on this bill first, they get to decide when it gets sent to 
the Governor for signature and passage into law.
The State Assembly sent the bill to the Governor 2-days ago (October 14th). So 
the Governor has 10 days to either sign or veto the bill. If he does not sign 
it within that 10 days, the bill is automatically vetoed. 
The state legislative calendar is a strange animal. Ten days consists of each 
calendar day, except Sundays. So according to that formula, 10 days from the 
14th becomes October 26th.
Bottom line is that the dreaded TNR bill is NOT LAW - yet. 
So there is still time to act.
You might want to contact the Governor's office to let him know your opinion 
whether public funding of creating feral cat colonies in neighborhoods, parks, 
and sanctuaries is a good idea - or NOT. Refer to it by number to help the 
staff organize your comments: A2778/S1081
The Governor's contact information is:
Phone: 1-518-474-8390Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pmor: USPS:The Honorable 
Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224Strangely, the Governor's webpage does not include an e-mail 
Richard GuthrieNew Baltimore,The Greene CountyNew York

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