Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
The Cayuga Birding List

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Sunday, April 2 at 10:21 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Dalmatian Pelicans,©BirdQuest

2 Apr Re: Phoebe! [Melanie Uhlir ]
2 Apr Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Randolph Ross ]
2 Apr Union Springs Ospreys [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
3 Apr Re: Phoebe! [Donna Lee Scott ]
3 Apr Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Matthew Medler ]
2 Apr Re: Phoebe! [AB Clark ]
2 Apr Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Geo Kloppel ]
2 Apr Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Asher Hockett ]
02 Apr Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Dave Nutter ]
2 Apr Re: Phoebe! [Geo Kloppel ]
2 Apr Winter Wrenwick, Stewart Ave Redtail, etc [Suan Yong ]
2 Apr Re: Phoebe! ["clr82 AT juno.com" ]
2 Apr Re: Phoebe! [Donna Lee Scott ]
2 Apr Phoebe! [Laura Stenzler ]
2 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeak [Asher Hockett ]
31 Mar Sapsucker Woods Acoustic Monitoring Project [Christopher Wood ]
1 Apr Carolina Wren [Anne Marie Whelan ]
1 Apr Myers Point: swallows, Red-necked Grebe [Jay McGowan ]
1 Apr Lansing Lake birds [Donna Lee Scott ]
31 Mar Bird walks-Sapsucker woods Ithaca. [Linda Orkin ]
31 Mar Fwd: [clo_brp-l] For you birders ["Chris R. Pelkie" ]
30 Mar Ospreys, wren [Dave Nutter ]
31 Mar odd goose [Melanie Uhlir ]
30 Mar meeting re Dodge/Dryden solar project 4/4 7 PM [Donna Lee Scott ]
29 Mar Black Vulture [Annette Nadeau ]
30 Mar Monday Night Seminar: A World of Sound with Juan Pablo Culasso [Marc Devokaitis ]
29 Mar Re: Wild Turkey fight [Wes Blauvelt ]
30 Mar Fox Sparrow ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
31 Mar Eastern phoebe. [Linda Orkin ]
29 Mar Merlin - Help please [John Confer ]
29 Mar Off topic: Recycling fluorescent ballasts [Richard Tkachuck ]
29 Mar Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center and New York Sea Grant are sponsoring a free screening of the environmental documentary "A Plastic Ocean" [Meena Madhav Haribal ]
29 Mar 4 Fox Sparrows in Brooktondale [Tom Hoebbel ]
29 Mar Peregrine and Great Egret at Sapsucker Woods [Anne Marie Johnson ]
28 Mar Re: Weather Radar and Migration [Adriaan Michiel Dokter ]
28 Mar Osprey at MNWR. [psaracino ]
28 Mar Sapsucker ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
28 Mar Free screening of A Plastic Ocean [Nancy Cusumano ]
28 Mar Sapsucker Woods Egret [Brad Walker ]
28 Mar killdeer [Sandy ]
27 Mar Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
27 Mar Sapsucker Woods Blue-winged Teals [Anne Marie Johnson ]
27 Mar Re: Sign of the Season [marsha kardon ]
27 Mar Sign of the Season [Peter ]
27 Mar Owling Trip [bob mcguire ]
26 Mar Re:[cayugabirds- anaplasmosis [Donna Lee Scott ]
26 Mar Re: Important Lyme Disease info! [Alicia Plotkin ]
26 Mar Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marie Read’s National Wildlife cover photo! [Peter ]
26 Mar Marie Read’s National Wildlife cover photo! [Carol Schmitt ]
26 Mar Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR [Jay McGowan ]
26 Mar Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR [Jay McGowan ]
26 Mar Re: More Turkey Vultures []
26 Mar Important Lyme Disease info! [Betsy Darlington ]
26 Mar Re: More Turkey Vultures [Peter ]
26 Mar Re: More Turkey Vultures [Carol Keeler ]
26 Mar Re: More Turkey Vultures [Peter ]
26 Mar More Turkey Vultures ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
26 Mar Turkey Vultures ["W. Larry Hymes" ]
22 Mar Re: Free Audubon Guide (not the app) [Eben McLane ]
22 Mar Fox Sparrow in Newfield ["Laura J. Heisey" ]
25 Mar Winter Wren @ Fischer Old Growth [Suan Yong ]
25 Mar Dryden Lake: Ross's Goose, goldeneye [Jay McGowan ]
25 Mar Union Springs ... 6 Sandhills [John and Fritzie Blizzard ]
25 Mar Ducks [bob mcguire ]
23 Mar Re: Beebe Lake Northern Pintail [Asher Hockett ]
23 Mar Snow geese [Bill Mcaneny ]
25 Mar Drumming [Geo Kloppel ]
25 Mar Weather Radar and Migration [Peter ]
24 Mar W-C Sparrow [Bill Mcaneny ]
24 Mar old and new birds [Bard Prentiss ]
24 Mar Black Vulture [Marc Devokaitis ]
24 Mar Tree Swallows and Sandhill Cranes at Northern Montezuma WMA [Chris Lajewski ]
23 Mar Migration on radar this evening [Dave Nutter ]
24 Mar Re: Migration on radar this evening [Dave Nutter ]
23 Mar Re: URGENT ALERT: Dodge Rd Spruce Woods may be cut down for massive Solar Farm on Dodge rd, STARTING in APRIL !! [Lea LSF ]
23 Mar Re: Snow geese [Dave Nutter ]

Subject: Re: Phoebe!
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie AT mwmu.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 23:09:05 -0400
Ours haven't arrived yet, that I know of. I'll have to keep ears and 
eyes open!!

On 4/2/2017 7:38 PM, AB Clark wrote:
> Phoebes apparently arrived en masse.  The first one I had was right 
> across from the Frog Barn on Sapsucker Woods Rd, on Thursday 30 March, 
>  12 noon.  Sounded a bit out of practice.
>
>  Then another was singing in my yard (oob) on HIle School Rd later 
> that afternoon.
>
> Anne B Clark
> 147 Hile School Rd
> Freeville, NY 13068
> 607-222-0905
> anneb.clark AT gmail.com 
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Apr 2, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Geo Kloppel > > wrote:
>>
>> First Phoebe for my yard today too. And arriving yesterday, six 
>> Purple Finches: 3 roseating  (purplescing?) males and 3 brown streaky 
>> basic types. These are the first Purple Finches to visit our feeders 
>> in months.  They're doing some singing! Also have Wood Ducks visiting 
>> our pond.
>>
>> -Geo
>> --
>>
>> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
>> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
>> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
>>
>> Please submit your observations to eBird:
>> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>>
>> --
>>
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave 
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive 
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird 
> !*
> --



--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Randolph Ross <randolph.ross24 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:33:05 -0400
I can personally vouch for the ease with which one can (mis)identify the
one female for the other.

RR

On Apr 2, 2017 9:49 PM, "Matthew Medler"  wrote:

> Asher,
>
> Is there any chance that the bird you saw this morning might have been a
> similar-looking female Purple Finch? Purple Finch is a classic early April
> migrant here in the Ithaca area, whereas Rose-breasted Grosbeaks typically
> arrive back here in late April or early May. This eBird map for
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak for Mar-Apr 2017 shows that the vast majority of
> records are from Central America:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/map/robgro?neg=true&env.minX=-141.
> 8379045924362&env.minY=8.949898346376457&env.maxX=-29.
> 33790459243619&env.maxY=52.11981561533453&zh=true&gp=
> true&ev=Z&mr=3-5&bmo=3&emo=5&yr=cur&byr=2017&eyr=2017
>
> Here's the corresponding Purple Finch map:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/map/purfin?neg=true&env.minX=-141.
> 8379045924362&env.minY=8.949898346376457&env.maxX=-29.
> 33790459243619&env.maxY=52.11981561533453&zh=true&gp=
> true&ev=Z&mr=3-5&bmo=3&emo=5&yr=cur&byr=2017&eyr=2017
>
> Good birding,
> Matt Medler
> Ithaca
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Asher Hockett 
> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> *Sent:* Sunday, April 2, 2017 10:28 AM
> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>
> This morning at our feeders on South Danby Rd, a female Rose-breasted
> Grosbeak. Still not quite sure if in basin. Our drainage goes into Miller
> Creek, and i'm pretty sure into Cayuga Lake.
>
> --
> asher
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Union Springs Ospreys
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 22:21:31 -0400
This a.m. I noticed our NYSEG  ospreys on Number one Rd. are back. One 
was on the nest & the other on the perch pole. I suspect they have been 
back a few days but I hadn't been able to walk up the hill to check. 
Becky had checked the nest on Fri. evening & saw nothing but it may have 
been too dark.  Always thrilling to have them fly over the yard.

Several days ago I saw a crow carrying a stick to a large, nearby, 
spruce tree. Our family of 5 crows have split up & now, as usual, we 
have three always together. This has been going on for at least 15 yrs.

Not much activity out on the lake from Frontenac Park or at the ponds. 
The large rafts of ducks are gone.  Becky was pleased to have Marie Read 
as a customer at Surefine this a.m..

Fritzie


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Phoebe!
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 01:58:51 +0000
My phoebe sounded out of practice, too!
Still a treat to hear it.

Donna Scott
Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 2, 2017, at 7:38 PM, AB Clark 
> wrote: 


Phoebes apparently arrived en masse. The first one I had was right across from 
the Frog Barn on Sapsucker Woods Rd, on Thursday 30 March, 12 noon. Sounded a 
bit out of practice. 


 Then another was singing in my yard (oob) on HIle School Rd later that 
afternoon. 


Anne B Clark
147 Hile School Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
607-222-0905
anneb.clark AT gmail.com





On Apr 2, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Geo Kloppel 
> wrote: 


First Phoebe for my yard today too. And arriving yesterday, six Purple Finches: 
3 roseating (purplescing?) males and 3 brown streaky basic types. These are the 
first Purple Finches to visit our feeders in months. They're doing some 
singing! Also have Wood Ducks visiting our pond. 


-Geo
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--


--
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Welcome and Basics
Rules and Information
Subscribe, Configuration and 
Leave 

Archives:
The Mail 
Archive 

Surfbirds
BirdingOnThe.Net
Please submit your observations to eBird!
--

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Matthew Medler <mdm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 01:46:36 +0000 (UTC)
Asher,
Is there any chance that the bird you saw this morning might have been a 
similar-looking female Purple Finch? Purple Finch is a classic early April 
migrant here in the Ithaca area, whereas Rose-breasted Grosbeaks typically 
arrive back here in late April or early May. This eBird map for Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak for Mar-Apr 2017 shows that the vast majority of records are from 
Central America: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/map/robgro?neg=true&env.minX=-141.8379045924362&env.minY=8.949898346376457&env.maxX=-29.33790459243619&env.maxY=52.11981561533453&zh=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=3-5&bmo=3&emo=5&yr=cur&byr=2017&eyr=2017 


Here's the corresponding Purple Finch map:

http://ebird.org/ebird/map/purfin?neg=true&env.minX=-141.8379045924362&env.minY=8.949898346376457&env.maxX=-29.33790459243619&env.maxY=52.11981561533453&zh=true&gp=true&ev=Z&mr=3-5&bmo=3&emo=5&yr=cur&byr=2017&eyr=2017 


Good birding,Matt MedlerIthaca



      From: Asher Hockett 
 To: CAYUGABIRDS-L  
 Sent: Sunday, April 2, 2017 10:28 AM
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
   
This morning at our feeders on South Danby Rd, a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 
Still not quite sure if in basin. Our drainage goes into Miller Creek, and i'm 
pretty sure into Cayuga Lake. 


-- 
asher

-- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, 
Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net 
Please submit your observations to eBird! -- 


   
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Phoebe!
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 19:38:04 -0400
Phoebes apparently arrived en masse. The first one I had was right across from 
the Frog Barn on Sapsucker Woods Rd, on Thursday 30 March, 12 noon. Sounded a 
bit out of practice. 


 Then another was singing in my yard (oob) on HIle School Rd later that 
afternoon. 


Anne B Clark
147 Hile School Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
607-222-0905
anneb.clark AT gmail.com





> On Apr 2, 2017, at 3:15 PM, Geo Kloppel  wrote:
> 
> First Phoebe for my yard today too. And arriving yesterday, six Purple 
Finches: 3 roseating (purplescing?) males and 3 brown streaky basic types. 
These are the first Purple Finches to visit our feeders in months. They're 
doing some singing! Also have Wood Ducks visiting our pond. 

> 
> -Geo
> --
> 
> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
> 
> Please submit your observations to eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
> 
> --
> 


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:52:30 -0400
That's right: Miller Creek joins Michigan Creek 1/2 mile south of the Spencer 
Lake dam. The combined waters are afterwards named Catatonk Creek on USGS maps. 
It flows south and east, gathering other waters, until it joins with Owego 
Creek and empties into the Susquehanna. 


-Geo

> On Apr 2, 2017, at 5:03 PM, Dave Nutter  wrote:
> 
> Very cool bird! As far as I can tell, Miller Creek drains south, and South 
Danby Road is outside the Cayuga Lake Basin. 


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:23:51 -0400
Yep, as confirmed by Geo K. I asked her to fly a bit north.
Asher

On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Dave Nutter  wrote:

> Very cool bird! As far as I can tell, Miller Creek drains south, and South
> Danby Road is outside the Cayuga Lake Basin. It's exciting to hear what
> birds are just beyond and contemplating migrating beyond the next set of
> hills or through the next saddle as they make their way north.
> --Dave Nutter
>
>
> On Apr 2, 2017, at 10:27 AM, Asher Hockett  wrote:
>
> This morning at our feeders on South Danby Rd, a female Rose-breasted
> Grosbeak. Still not quite sure if in basin. Our drainage goes into Miller
> Creek, and i'm pretty sure into Cayuga Lake.
>
> --
> asher
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>
>


-- 
asher

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:03:57 -0400
Very cool bird! As far as I can tell, Miller Creek drains south, and South 
Danby Road is outside the Cayuga Lake Basin. It's exciting to hear what birds 
are just beyond and contemplating migrating beyond the next set of hills or 
through the next saddle as they make their way north. 

--Dave Nutter


> On Apr 2, 2017, at 10:27 AM, Asher Hockett  wrote:
> 
> This morning at our feeders on South Danby Rd, a female Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak. Still not quite sure if in basin. Our drainage goes into Miller 
Creek, and i'm pretty sure into Cayuga Lake. 

> 
> -- 
> asher
> 
> --
> Cayugabirds-L List Info:
> Welcome and Basics
> Rules and Information
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> Archives:
> The Mail Archive
> Surfbirds
> BirdingOnThe.Net
> Please submit your observations to eBird!
> --

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Phoebe!
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:15:20 -0400
First Phoebe for my yard today too. And arriving yesterday, six Purple Finches: 
3 roseating (purplescing?) males and 3 brown streaky basic types. These are the 
first Purple Finches to visit our feeders in months. They're doing some 
singing! Also have Wood Ducks visiting our pond. 


-Geo
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Winter Wrenwick, Stewart Ave Redtail, etc
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:14:27 -0400
Hung out for a few midday hours at Stewart Park on this beautiful  sunny day.

In the morning a juvenile bald eagle was perched over the lagoon, giving good 
looks to SFO groups, other birders and photographers, and passers-by alike. 
Meanwhile across the way the osprey continued adding sticks to its nest. 
Yesterday our SFO group saw a Canada goose on the next platform briefly before 
the osprey shooed it off and buzzed it a couple times in the water. 


In the lagoon was a pair of relaxed Hooded Mergansers while a third flashy male 
would come in frequently looking for trouble, with the first pair's male 
telling it to leave - via chasing but not hood-flashing. Soon I spotted a 
female fly out of the nest box just northeast of the first suspension bridge, 
and before long the flashy male came in to make unwanted advances at that 
female, with multiple unsuccessful long chases. Later a presumably different 
male came in and hung out more amiably with that female, and this pair also 
hung out rather amiably with the first couple. So, it looks like one female is 
occupying that nest box (something to keep an eye on), and I'm 
wondering/conjecturing whether the other couple have agreed to some sort of 
nest-sharing agreement. 


I walked up Renwick Woods along fall creek and sat at the lagoon opposite the 
fire training structures, and heard exactly one bout of a winter wren's 
intricate song. When I walked back, I heard some nasal chip calls (reminiscent 
of red-bellied woodpecker) accompanying some mouse-like scurrying around a 
woodpile, but could never get a binocular view of the bird to confirm that it 
was the winter wren. 


Earlier in the day I'd stopped by the Stewart Avenue bridge over Fall Creek to 
see a red-tailed hawk sitting in the nest, presumably incubating. 


Suan
_____________________
http://suan-yong.com
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Phoebe!
From: "clr82 AT juno.com" <clr82@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:48:58 GMT
Our pheobes showed up last Thursday, but we were headed out of town and I 
forgot to post.Pumping gas last night near the mall and listening to multiple 
killdeer in the dark! 


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Donna Lee Scott 
To: Laura Stenzler 
Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Phoebe!
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:05:29 +0000


I had an E Phoebe on Lansing Station Rd. !
Donna ScottSent from my iPhone
 On Apr 2, 2017, at 1:03 PM, Laura Stenzler  wrote:
 Our first of year phoebe today! Also, 5 fox Sparrows and a purple finch male. 
Hunt hill Rd, east of Ithaca. 

 
 Laura
 
 Laura Stenzler
 lms9 AT cornell.edu
 --
 
 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
 
 Please submit your observations to eBird:
 http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
 
 --
 --Cayugabirds-L List Info:Welcome and BasicsRules and InformationSubscribe, 
Configuration and LeaveArchives:The Mail ArchiveSurfbirdsBirdingOnThe.NetPlease 
submit your observations to eBird!-- 

____________________________________________________________
College Student Discovers Single Fastest Way To Lose Weight
hull9.voluumtrk2.com
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/58e139ac2346939ab529est04duc
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Phoebe!
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:05:29 +0000
I had an E Phoebe on Lansing Station Rd. !

Donna Scott
Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 2, 2017, at 1:03 PM, Laura Stenzler 
> wrote: 


Our first of year phoebe today! Also, 5 fox Sparrows and a purple finch male. 
Hunt hill Rd, east of Ithaca. 


Laura

Laura Stenzler
lms9 AT cornell.edu
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Phoebe!
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:03:06 +0000
Our first of year phoebe today! Also, 5 fox Sparrows and a purple finch male. 
Hunt hill Rd, east of Ithaca. 


Laura

Laura Stenzler
lms9 AT cornell.edu
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 10:27:59 -0400
This morning at our feeders on South Danby Rd, a female Rose-breasted
Grosbeak. Still not quite sure if in basin. Our drainage goes into Miller
Creek, and i'm pretty sure into Cayuga Lake.

-- 
asher

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Sapsucker Woods Acoustic Monitoring Project
From: Christopher Wood <chris.wood AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:55:06 +0000
Good afternoon everyone,

The Bioacoustics Research Program and Information Science team at the Cornell 
Lab of Ornithology are collaborating on an initiative that we are calling the 
Sapsucker Woods Acoustic Monitoring Project (SWAMP) to understand the 
complimentary roles of acoustic monitoring and eBirding to develop novel ways 
of understanding bird distribution and abundance. 


We need your help. Many of you are already eBirding around Sapsucker Woods – 
in the last three days alone there have been more than 100 checklists submitted 
from various sites around Sapsucker Woods. All eBirding around Sapsucker Woods 
this spring will help with this research. We ask that you also consider 
stationary counts at the 10 sites around Sapsucker Woods. You will find these 
sites on eBird and linked to in the map below, which are called Sapsucker Woods 
Avi1, Sapsucker Woods Avi2 . . . through Sapsucker Woods Avi10. 


All you need to do is visit these locations referenced in the map below, submit 
at least one short stationary checklist, and join in the fun. Each checklist 
you submit, earns you one more chance to win prizes, fame, and glory. The 
project starts tomorrow, 1 April 2017. We’ll be collecting this information 
until at least 1 July 2017. 


This page has all the information you need:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/avicaching/swamp/

Here are some additional details.

About the Science
The Cornell Lab deployed 30 in-house developed acoustic recorders (called 
SWIFT) which are configured to continuously monitor the soundscape in the 
Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary. Each of the units records acoustic data at 48 kHz 
sampling rate covering the frequency of all bird calls occurring in SWS. 
Scientific objectives we hope to address through this study are briefly 
outlined below: 


 * Ecology of vocalizations. The sensor array at Sapsucker Woods will allow us 
to get a better handle on variation in behavior/activity/song rates as a 
function of a variety of factors such as the time of day, Julian Date, and 
weather. Comparing these with eBird submissions will also allow us to 
understand how these influence detection rates using two types of methods 
(acoustic, and eBird). 

 * Bird Habitat usage. The collected acoustic data will be used to model 
heterogeneity in detectability of different bird species in SWS with high 
temporal and spatial resolution. 

 * Noise impact assessment. The collected data will allow us to assess how 
noise originating from Highway 13 traffic and the airport (aircraft operations 
including engine ignition, takeoff and landing) propagates throughout the 
sanctuary. We furthermore want to study how the propagation of sound varies 
with environmental conditions (weather, vegetation etc.), and if the 
anthropogenic noise impacts the vocal behavior of birds in the SWS. 

 * Acoustic biodiversity study. The Cornell Lab is currently working with 
several national and international partners on the development of new acoustic 
analysis techniques to extract biodiversity and ecosystem health information 
from acoustic data. Visual bird surveys with avicaching and general eBird 
submissions for the SWS will be crucial to groundtruth our results. The dense 
array of recorders, the extended recording period, and many checklist 
submissions from eBird will provide us with the best possible data set to 
tackle this research project! 

 * Automated Sound ID. The data will also be used within the scope of a new 
Cornell Lab project, BirdVox, which aims to develop advanced methods for the 
detection and classification of bird vocalizations. 


Where do I go?
Check out the locations here. If you want 
to load a map on your phone for easier navigation, here’s the Google Map 
link. 
And, of course, these locations are also visible in eBird mobile on iOS and 
Android when you submit checklists. 


Scoring
You will earn one point each time you visit an SWAMP avicache and submit a 
complete, stationary checklist of 5-60 minutes duration. 


Prizes and Rankings
Each point enters your name once into a random drawing for a prize. For 
example, if you submit 10 qualifying checklists, you have 10 points, and ten 
chances to win. If you have 100 checklists, that’s 100 points = 100 times. 
There will be two winners drawn from participants; each of the prize winners 
will have the choice of a free eBird t-shirt or ballcap and there will be a 
special surprise thrown in as well. 

There is also a ranking for the most species seen in Avicache locations: a Top 
100 for the cumulative Avicache list. The eBirder who reports the highest 
species list from all Avicaches cumulatively through the end the Avicaching 
period will win in the species category. As of right now there is no prize for 
this category aside from the glory of seeing the most species. Of course, the 
real prize is bragging rights. 


Avicaching Leaderboard
Both the total species tallies and Avicache scores will be displayed on the 
Avicaching Leaderboard. The leaderboard is updated in real-time as you submit 
sightings. 

See the current Avicaching leaderboard 
here 



Good eBirding!
Chris

Chris Wood
Assistant Director
Information Science and Technology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Carolina Wren
From: Anne Marie Whelan <gardensfirst AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:30:34 -0400
Been seeing a Carolina Wren a few times in the last few days days - in my
feeder and rooting around in the leaves on the ground.  A first!

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Myers Point: swallows, Red-necked Grebe
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:16:34 -0400
This afternoon I stopped by Myers Point to find a good flock of 100+ Tree
Swallows off the marina and Ladoge area, along with at least two NORTHERN
ROUGH-WINGED and one CLIFF SWALLOW. Two gorgeous but very distant alternate
adult RED-NECKED GREBES were on the lake out to the northwest of the point.

This morning we checked Dryden Lake and a few other spots in Dryden but
didn't turn up too much of note.

A few days ago I was at Myers and didn't find anything rare but got a fun
first audio recording for me:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35489727

Jay

-- 
Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
jwm57 AT cornell.edu

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Lansing Lake birds
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:23:43 +0000
About 20 TREE SWALLOWS foraging over & at surface of Cayuga Lake off Lansing 
Station Rd. Also, calling, diving 2 COMMON LOONS in breeding plumage; about 6 
COMMON MERGS flying by. ~12:30 PM. 


Donna Scott
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) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Bird walks-Sapsucker woods Ithaca.
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:00:46 -0400
Weekend bird walks at sapsucker woods continue year round. We switch to the 
earlier time tomorrow. Meet at the visitors center at 7:30. Targeted for 
beginners so they can feel comfortable but great for all levels. Binoculars 
available. Both Saturday and Sunday. 


Linda Orkin

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) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Fwd: [clo_brp-l] For you birders
From: "Chris R. Pelkie" <chris.pelkie AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:40:37 +0000
Forwarding this to the wider birding audience in the area.
We (BRP) have 30 of our newly developed Swift recorders (TARUs or terrestrial 
audio recording units) spread throughout SSW recording 24/7 as part of a 
long-term biodiversity measure. 

The avicaching will assist as ground truth as we develop detectors for species 
specific vocalizations, in addition to the noise analysis work we can do now, 
such as airport and route 13 noise patterns. 

BTW, the recording sites are marked, a requirement to ensure that no one was 
surreptitiously being recorded. 


Cheers,
ChrisP
______________________

Chris Pelkie
Information/Data Manager, Application Systems Analyst
Bioacoustics Research Program
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Begin forwarded message:

From: Holger Klinck 
> 

Subject: [clo_brp-l] For you birders
Date: March 31, 2017 at 08:52:20 EDT
To: >
Reply-To: Holger Klinck 
> 



Hi all,

We just finished setting up a avicaching site in eBird in support of our 
Sapsucker Woods monitoring project: 


http://ebird.org/content/ebird/avicaching/swamp/

If you happen to go out birding, please consider conducting 5 min bird counts 
at the locations indicated by the website. 


Thanks,

Holger

--
Dr. Holger Klinck



Director

Assistant Professor

Bioacoustics Research Program

Oregon State University and

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Cornell University

Hatfield Marine Science Center

159 Sapsucker Woods Road

2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Newport, OR 97365, USA





Tel:     +1.607.254.6250

Email:

Fax:    +1.607.254.2460

Holger.Klinck AT oregonstate.edu

Email: Holger.Klinck AT cornell.edu

Holger.Klinck AT noaa.gov




--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Ospreys, wren
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:47:22 -0400
Following up on an Osprey report from Stewart Park today I bike there on the 
Cayuga Waterfront Trail. On my way, looking across Cayuga Inlet towards Union 
Fields in Cass Park, I saw that the nest platform atop one of the light poles 
had a new profile: an Osprey was standing in the middle of the nest. 


As I neared the end of Pier Road and was about to cross the suspension bridges 
to Renwick Wildwood and Stewart Park, I saw a large bird flying away northwest 
at tree top height. It was another Osprey who broke a branch off a tree, 
turned, flew to the platform not far from me, and added it to the pile of 
sticks. I'm not sure it can be called a nest yet because I think the previous 
sticks were put there by people as a starter. I don't recall that nest being 
used by Ospreys before. 


In other nesting news, this morning on Ithaca's West Hill I saw a Carolina Wren 
carrying a green strand of what looked like moss. I assume its nest is ready 
for a lining. 


--Dave Nutter
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: odd goose
From: Melanie Uhlir <melanie AT mwmu.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 02:04:46 -0400
Upon spotting a flock of Snow Geese at the tail end of a rather lovely 
and productive though brief birding trip with friends up the east side 
of Cayuga Lake as far as Union Springs, I saw an odd-looking bird in the 
Snow Goose flock. There were a couple of grey morphs, but one bird was 
mostly dark except for a white face patch. The only bird in our guides 
which it resembled, at a distance, was a Barnacled Goose which I assume 
is an impossibility. What other bird would have coloration and markings 
which resembled those of a Barnacled Goose? It was in a flock of Snow 
Geese in a field of stubble on route 34. Could it be some kind of hybrid?

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: meeting re Dodge/Dryden solar project 4/4 7 PM
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:22:43 +0000
Notice of meeting regarding proposed solar installation at Dryden and Dodge & 
Stevenson Roads: Tuesday, April 4 at 7 PM, at Lansing Community Library, 29 
Auburn Rd. (Rts. 34/34B) in South Lansing. Lower level large meeting room, 
enter west side, ground level off parking lot. Library is older brick bldg. in 
front of newer Town Hall. 


My neighbor, Bert Bland, Director of Cornell's Environmental Health, is the 
Cornell U. contact for this project and offered to help set up an information 
meeting for birders and others interested in finding out more about this work. 
Bharath Srinivasan, who runs the development group at Distributed Sun - the 
firm proposing the solar arrays in Dryden, and others will be present to 
provide info and to ask for any input and concerns people have. 


Mr. Srinivasan provided this description of the proposed projects:

The proposed Ellis Tract community solar project includes leasing approximately 
110 acres of Cornell land in the Town of Dryden, currently managed by the 
Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine for agricultural research to a 
developer (SUN8) for the purpose of constructing three community-scale solar 
farms to generate power for sale to local residents through the new NYS 
Community Distribution Generation program. The project locations include 9MW on 
the Ellis Tract north of Stevenson Rd, 5MW on Dodge Rd, and 4MW on Turkey Hill 
Rd south of Stevenson Rd. As part of the project costs, multi-million dollar 
upgrades will be made to several miles of the local distribution grid. 


The projects proposed do not anticipate grading, using concrete or any other 
chemicals to construct or operate. The projects will have corridors for 
wild-life along the fencing to allow for easy movement between one-side to 
another. The arrays will be screened from neighboring properties using native 
plantings (eg. Along Dodge Road and Turkey Hill Road). The projects are 
expected to bring discounts to energy purchasers and incremental property tax 
revenue to Tompkins County, Town of Dryden and the Dryden Central School 
District, while generating clean, carbon-free electricity. 


##

Donna

Donna L. Scott
Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY
DLS9 AT cornell.edu


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Black Vulture
From: Annette Nadeau <anadeau336 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:42:11 -0400
Leaving work just now on South Hill a Black Vulture flew overhead, quite
low and heading NW.

Annette
-- from my phone

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Monday Night Seminar: A World of Sound with Juan Pablo Culasso
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:32:12 -0400
Hi Everyone:

Please join us for the next Monday Night Seminar, on April 3rd. As always,
the seminars are held in the auditorium at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
and are free and open to the public. The doors open at 7:00,

We will be streaming this seminar live. Bookmark
http://dl.allaboutbirds.org/cornelllab-monday-night-seminars for quick
access on Monday evening.  Hope to see you there!

-Marc





*Monday, April 3*

*7:30pm*



*Juan Pablo Culasso*

*A World of Sound*



A blind birdwatcher from Uruguay proves you don’t need sight to see.
Through the sounds of nature he is able to envision the world that
surrounds him. Juan Pablo Culasso is one of the best birdwatchers in the
Americas by using his ears, not his eyes. He was born blind and as a child
learned to identify the feathered creatures by their voices. As an adult,
his career is recording the sounds of nature. Last year, he had the
opportunity, as a guest of the Uruguayan government, to travel to
Antarctica to learn the landscape of the world’s last wilderness through
its sounds. Join us to hear from Juan Pablo about his travels to this
remote place and what he discovered there.



*You can watch any of our past live-streamed seminars via the free video
seminar archive  on our website.*







Upcoming Monday Night Seminars:

-----------------------------------------------------------------











May 1, 2017

Dr. Christine Sheppard, Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, American Bird
Conservancy



*Bird Mortality From Collisions With Glass: What we’ve learned, what we
need to know, what you can do*



You probably think that you can see glass – but long ago, you learned a
concept – glass is an invisible barrier or reflective illusion – that birds
never understand. As many as a billion birds die each year in the U.S.,
nearly half of them on home windows. In the last decade, many scientists
have contributed pieces to the puzzle of how birds really see the world.
This has established a basis for developing new solutions for existing
glass, as well as materials and design strategies for creating new,
bird-friendly buildings. Most architects, urban planners – most people –
don’t understand why birds are important and how big the collisions problem
is. Virtually everyone has seen or heard a bird hit glass, but think of it
as a rare occurrence. Dr. Christine Sheppard will discuss the tools we have
to solve the problem and the big job ahead getting those solutions
implemented. However, this is one conservation issue where individuals can
take immediate action and see immediate results.











Marc Devokaitis

Cornell Lab of Ornitology

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Wild Turkey fight
From: Wes Blauvelt <ravenbarnconsulting AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:54:56 +0000
Oblivious of the cameraman, too!
Nice killdeer background calls.


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 3:37 PM Dave K  wrote:

> These two Toms were between Rt96 and the Seneca Depot fence this
> AM, oblivious to the traffic zooming by a few feet away.
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358 AT N06/33568506032/in/datetaken-public/
>
> Turkey Tussle 3-29-17 RT96 Seneca Depot
> 
 

> 
>
>
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Fox Sparrow
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:45:09 -0400
Just saw a FOX SPARROW "excavating" in the leaves.  Over recent times 
we've been seeing them every other year.  Beautiful!

Larry

-- 

================================
W. Larry Hymes
120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(H) 607-277-0759, wlh2 AT cornell.edu
================================


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Eastern phoebe.
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:19:05 -0400
Beebe lake 

Ithaca ny

Linda Orkin. 

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) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Merlin - Help please
From: John Confer <confer AT ithaca.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:45:26 +0000
As many of you know, I have been following the nest success of local Merlins 
for the last two years. Thanks in large part to reports from subscribers to 
this list serve, I have been able monitor nesting success of 14 nests, which 
had about 50% nesting success. Great fun, and good information. I have provided 
summaries of the nest success to the list serve. I would like to do that again 
this year. If you know of any probable nesting area, would you please let me 
know of the location as precisely as you can, off-list at 
confer AT ithaca.edu. 


Thanks,

John Confer
W) 274-3978
H)  539-6308

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Off topic: Recycling fluorescent ballasts
From: Richard Tkachuck <rictkalist AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:17:35 -0400
>
> I have four ballasts from old fluorescent fixtures. I have heard that
> there may be stuff in them that is not good for the environment. What is
> the best way to get rid of these.
>
Richard Tkachuck

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center and New York Sea Grant are sponsoring a free screening of the environmental documentary "A Plastic Ocean"
From: Meena Madhav Haribal <mmh3 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:14:31 +0000
The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center and New York Sea Grant are 
sponsoring a free screening of the environmental documentary "A Plastic Ocean" 
on Monday April 24 at 7pm in Willard Straight Theatre (Cornell Cinema). 

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: 4 Fox Sparrows in Brooktondale
From: Tom Hoebbel <tomhoebbel AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:08:25 -0400
We currently have 4 fox sparrows scratching among the leaves in our front
yard in Brooktondale



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video
         www.TH-Photo.com 
              607-539-6121
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Peregrine and Great Egret at Sapsucker Woods
From: Anne Marie Johnson <aj47 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:32:30 +0000
This morning David Bonter discovered an immature Peregrine Falcon on the 
largest snag in the main pond at Sapsucker Woods. The Great Egret found 
yesterday is still there this morning, foraging along the edge of the pond 
farthest from the building. There also are two pairs of Wood Ducks on the 
farther pond and 3 Ring-necked Ducks on the pond right in front of the Visitor 
Center. 


Anne Marie Johnson


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Weather Radar and Migration
From: Adriaan Michiel Dokter <amd427 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:54:44 +0000
Hi everybody,

I can also recommend the radarscope app:
https://radarscope.io/

As far as i know it’s the only app that allows you to view all the 
high-resolution “raw” weather radar products (so no filtering that keeps 
only precipitation, and also all the dual-polarimetry products). Costs you $10, 
but I’ve been really happy with it. 


Best,
Adriaan

=====================
Dr. Adriaan M. Dokter
Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Email: amd427 AT cornell.edu

Personal webpage: http://adriaandokter.com


On 25 Mar 2017, at 08:04, Peter 
> wrote: 


Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia.

Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration.

In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some folks; 
it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of a mouse... 


https://radar.weather.gov

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--



--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Osprey at MNWR.
From: psaracino <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:22:43 -0400
    

Observed an Osprey hunting and then on nest (rt. 89 Mays point bridge nest) 
while conducting waterfowl survey today with Lynn Donaldson this morning!! 


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Sapsucker
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:12:59 -0400
Just had our first of year YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (male).  Migration 
is proceeding!!

Larry

-- 

================================
W. Larry Hymes
120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(H) 607-277-0759, wlh2 AT cornell.edu
================================


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Free screening of A Plastic Ocean
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:02:53 -0400
Hello friends, wearing my work hat here...

The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center and New York Sea Grant
are sponsoring a free screening of the environmental documentary "A Plastic
Ocean" on Monday April 24 at 7pm in Willard Straight Theatre (Cornell
Cinema).

Public is invited. I watched it last night and it is a stunning work that
anyone who cares about birds, animals, the ocean and the planet should see.

There is a section on tropical birds ingesting plastic that is just
heartbreaking.

The trailer can be watched here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zrn4-FfbXw

Please put this important event on your calendars (only 2 days after Earth
Day) and invite friends as well.

Thanks so much,

Nancy Cusumano

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Sapsucker Woods Egret
From: Brad Walker <bmw38 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:36:22 +0000
A Great Egret was perched on the pond this morning. I turned around for a
minute and it disappeared. Not sure if it flew off or tucked in somewhere.

It was on the back pond near the Sherwood Platform.

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: killdeer
From: Sandy <sandra.wold AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:28:47 -0400
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
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:41:46 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - March 27 2017
*  NYSY  03.27.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 20, 2017 - 
March 27, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY 
counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands 
Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, 
Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: March 27  AT 5 p.m. 
(EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of March 20, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
TUNDRA SWANROSS’S GOOSECACKLING GOOSEBLUE-WINGED TEALEURASIAN GREEN-WINGED 
TEALEURASIAN WIGEONSANDHILL CRANETHAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND 
GULLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital) 


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     3/22: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from East road. A SHORT-EARED OWL was 
seen from Carncross Road     3/23: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from Carncross 
Road.     3/26: An EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was found at the Visitor’s 
Center. It was relocated today in the same spot. A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen at 
the Visitor’s Center. A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from Carncross road.     
3/27: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from Carncross Road. 


Derby Hill Hawk Watch------------
     After a slow beginning things are picking up at Derby. Yesterday 480 
hawks were counted including 6 GOLDEN EAGLES including one flying low enough to 
ID without binoculars. Also seen this week were CACKLING GEESE, SANDHILL CRANES 
and the first TREE SWALLOWS. 


Oswego County------------
     3/20: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Lanphere Road south of Mexico.   
  3/21: A GLAUCOUS GULL  was seen in Oswego Harbor.     3/24: 3 ICELAND 
GULLS continue at the lock in Phoenix.     3/26: A ROSS’GOOSE was seen in 
Oswego Harbor. A juvenile THAYER’S GULL continues at the lock in Phoenix. 


Onondaga County------------
     3/23: Last day the NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was reported at Beaver Lake 
Nature Center. 


Madison County------------
     3/25: A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen in Pools Brook at Harsh Road.

Herkimer County------------
     3/216 TUNDRA SWANS, rare for this county, were seen in Weaver Pond on 
Rt. 20 west of Richfield Springs. 


Extralimital------------
     GREAT GRAY OWLS continue at Robert Moses State Park on Robinson Bay 
Road in St. Lawrence County (last seen on 3/26) and on Limekiln Road near Keene 
in Essex County (last seen on 3/25). 


Migrants reported this week.
OSPREYTREE SWALLOWLINCOLN’S SPARROWWILSON’S SNIPEFIELD SPARROWEASTERN 
PHOEBE      

     

-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Sapsucker Woods Blue-winged Teals
From: Anne Marie Johnson <annemariejohnson AT frontiernet.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:24:22 -0400
On a lunchtime walk today several of us saw 3 Blue-winged Teals on the pond 
near the islands. Someone was there taking pictures of them when we 
arrived. The ducks quickly disappeared out of sight heading left towards 
the Podell Boardwalk. I looked for them at 2:00 from the staff lounge and 
could not find them. Also on the pond was a pair of Hooded Mergansers.

Anne Marie Johnson

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Sign of the Season
From: marsha kardon <mfkardon AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:11:38 -0400
Yes, the world is a richer place for me since I began birding; I hear and
see so much more beauty.

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Peter  wrote:

> A nice sign of the season.....goldfinches starting to gain their color
> back..........
>
>
> --
>
> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
>
> Please submit your observations to eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>
> --
>

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Sign of the Season
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:30 -0400
A nice sign of the season.....goldfinches starting to gain their color 
back..........


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Owling Trip
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:15:13 -0400
We had an interesting experience last night. John Confer led an owing trip 
for the CBC. Our first stop was Wood Road north where it is broken by a stream 
crossing. John tried unsuccessfully for saw-whet, screech, and then great 
horned owls - we have had some of them at that location in past years. As is 
got dark, Suan pulled out his infared camera and began scanning the woods for 
warm bodies. What he picked up was amazing! A RUFFED GROUSE perched high in a 
tree (probably poplar - probably feeding on the new buds or the catkins). We 
then listened to several woodcocks penning and then follow one of them (on the 
camera screen) as it took of, flew its loops, then settled to the ground again. 
What an asset that camera is for night-time birding! 


The only owl we were able to find was a saw-whet that gave a short response 
call to playback at the bottom of Star Stanton Road. 


Bob McGuire
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds- anaplasmosis
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:56:41 +0000
My dog had the same thing & almost died. Meds cured her.

Donna Scott
Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 26, 2017, at 5:54 PM, Alicia Plotkin 
> wrote: 


Apparently anaplasmosis also has made its way to central NY. Our dog became 
extremely ill and nearly died last November. Her symptoms were odd and it 
wasn't clear what the cause of her problems were until the test for 
anaplasmosis came back positive. She already was somewhat on the mend by the 
time she was diagnosed, but a 21 day cycle of doxycycline hastened her 
recovery. 


Alicia


On 3/26/2017 12:06 PM, Betsy Darlington wrote:
This article is really important for all us outdoor lovers!
Betsy



http://www.mvtimes.com/2016/07/13/visiting-physician-sheds-new-light-lyme-disease/ 


Sent from Yahoo Mail on 
Android 

--
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Welcome and Basics
Rules and Information
Subscribe, Configuration and 
Leave 

Archives:
The Mail 
Archive 

Surfbirds
BirdingOnThe.Net
Please submit your observations to eBird!
--
--
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Welcome and Basics
Rules and Information
Subscribe, Configuration and 
Leave 

Archives:
The Mail 
Archive 

Surfbirds
BirdingOnThe.Net
Please submit your observations to eBird!
--

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Important Lyme Disease info!
From: Alicia Plotkin <tess AT fltg.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:54:30 -0400
Apparently anaplasmosis also has made its way to central NY.  Our dog 
became extremely ill and nearly died last November.  Her symptoms were 
odd and it wasn't clear what the cause of her problems were until the 
test for anaplasmosis came back positive.  She already was somewhat on 
the mend by the time she was diagnosed, but a 21 day cycle of 
doxycycline hastened her recovery.

Alicia


On 3/26/2017 12:06 PM, Betsy Darlington wrote:
> This article is really important for all us outdoor lovers!
> Betsy
>
> 
http://www.mvtimes.com/2016/07/13/visiting-physician-sheds-new-light-lyme-disease/ 

> 
 

> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android 
> 
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave 
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive 
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird 
> !*
> --

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marie Read’s National Wildlife cover photo!
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:53:25 -0400
Beautiful Marie.

Pete Saracino


On 3/26/2017 4:04 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote:
> Our local photographer extraordinaire Marie Read’s photo of a 
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak graces the April/May 2017 issue of National 
> Wildlife Magazine.
> Congratulations again to her!
> Carol Schmitt
> See it at :
> 
https://www.google.com/search?q=National+Wildlife+magazine+April+May+2017+cover&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0zdTg9_TSAhVj9IMKHSPrAD0Q_AUIBygC&biw=1331&bih=901&dpr=0.8#imgrc=hGQ_Vo4ZZY9RpM: 

> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave 
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive 
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird 
> !*
> --
>
> No virus found in this message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com 
> Version: 2016.0.8007 / Virus Database: 4769/14185 - Release Date: 03/26/17
>


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Marie Read’s National Wildlife cover photo!
From: Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:04:07 -0400
Our local photographer extraordinaire Marie Read’s photo of a Rose-breasted 
Grosbeakgraces the April/May 2017 issue of NationalWildlife Magazine. 


Congratulations again to her!
Carol Schmitt
See it at :

https://www.google.com/search?q=National+Wildlife+magazine+April+May+2017+cover&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi0zdTg9_TSAhVj9IMKHSPrAD0Q_AUIBygC&biw=1331&bih=901&dpr=0.8#imgrc=hGQ_Vo4ZZY9RpM: 


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:49:35 -0400
Late this morning I found a male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL in with a flock
of American Green-winged Teal at the Visitor Center pool at Montezuma NWR,
Seneca County. It was fairly easy to pick out from the Americans by the
lack of shoulder bar, although the white side stripe was often obscured. I
uploaded a couple of digiscoped photos to the checklist for the moment:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35443615

Many thousands of other dabblers are in the less frozen areas of the
refuge, but we were unable to find any Eurasian Wigeon or anything else out
of the ordinary. Thousands of Aythya continue at the north end of Cayuga
Lake as well.

Two SNOWY OWLS continue on Lott Farm in Seneca Falls.

Jay

-- 
Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY
jwm57 AT cornell.edu

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:49:35 -0400
Late this morning I found a male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL in with a flock
of American Green-winged Teal at the Visitor Center pool at Montezuma NWR,
Seneca County. It was fairly easy to pick out from the Americans by the
lack of shoulder bar, although the white side stripe was often obscured. I
uploaded a couple of digiscoped photos to the checklist for the moment:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35443615

Many thousands of other dabblers are in the less frozen areas of the
refuge, but we were unable to find any Eurasian Wigeon or anything else out
of the ordinary. Thousands of Aythya continue at the north end of Cayuga
Lake as well.

Two SNOWY OWLS continue on Lott Farm in Seneca Falls.

Jay

-- 
Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY
jwm57 AT cornell.edu

--

NYSbirds-L List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: More Turkey Vultures
From: rachelhogancamp810 AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:21:28 -0400
Hi, all -

I'm relatively new to the list-serve and haven't chimed in too much. I've taken 
to photographing these gorgeous creatures and am still learning! 


I wanted you to know that I saw the pair of adult bald eagles along with a blue 
heron at Mud Lock on Thursday in the late afternoon. They were perfectly 
content perched up on treetops that were very near where the best used to be. 


I also saw three or four flocks of snow geese with hundreds of birds along 
route 90 and then off to the east in some farm fields. 


Rachel 



Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 12:01 PM, Peter  wrote:
> 
> Thanks Carol. I'll pass that along to folks up here.
> 
> And now is certainly a good time to look (before the "canopy" closes)....
> 
> I'm helping out in a waterfowl survey this Tuesday and will definitely take a 
look. 

> 
> I'll report what I find........
> 
> Pete
> 
> 
>> On 3/26/2017 10:19 AM, Carol Keeler wrote:
>> I was told yesterday by the Savannah Audubon director that the Mud Lock 
eagles are rebuilding their nest near the old, blown down nest but farther in 
the woods. It might be much harder to see. 

>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Mar 26, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Peter  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Saw two sandhills at Knox Marcellus (Montezuma Refuge) yesterday 
(Saturday). Eagles on nest on Fisher Rd, Armitage Rd. and Rt. 31 near Potato 
barn (the only 3 nests I checked). Oh, and no sign of any eagle activity near 
the Mud Lock nest that has blown down. 

>>> 
>>> 4 Tree swallows at Mud Lock. Also a young rough-leg near May's Point.
>>> 
>>> Pete Saracino
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On 3/26/2017 9:34 AM, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
>>>> Just spotted a kettle of 8 more TURKEY VULTURES soaring south of Sapsucker 
Woods -- and another bird just north of our property. 

>>>> 
>>>> Larry
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> 
>>> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
>>> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
>>> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
>>> 
>>> Please submit your observations to eBird:
>>> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>>> 
>>> --
>> 
>> 
>> -----
>> No virus found in this message.
>> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
>> Version: 2016.0.8007 / Virus Database: 4769/14185 - Release Date: 03/26/17
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> --
> 
> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
> 
> Please submit your observations to eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
> 
> --

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Important Lyme Disease info!
From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:06:49 -0400
This article is really important for all us outdoor lovers!
Betsy


http://www.mvtimes.com/2016/07/13/visiting-physician-sheds-new-light-lyme-disease/ 



Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: More Turkey Vultures
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:01:02 -0400
Thanks Carol. I'll pass that along to folks up here.

And now is certainly a good time to look (before the "canopy" closes)....

I'm helping out in a waterfowl survey this Tuesday and will definitely 
take a look.

I'll report what I find........

Pete


On 3/26/2017 10:19 AM, Carol Keeler wrote:
> I was told yesterday by the Savannah Audubon director that the Mud Lock 
eagles are rebuilding their nest near the old, blown down nest but farther in 
the woods. It might be much harder to see. 

>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Mar 26, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Peter  wrote:
>>
>> Saw two sandhills at Knox Marcellus (Montezuma Refuge) yesterday (Saturday). 
Eagles on nest on Fisher Rd, Armitage Rd. and Rt. 31 near Potato barn (the only 
3 nests I checked). Oh, and no sign of any eagle activity near the Mud Lock 
nest that has blown down. 

>>
>> 4 Tree swallows at Mud Lock. Also a young rough-leg near May's Point.
>>
>> Pete Saracino
>>
>>
>>> On 3/26/2017 9:34 AM, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
>>> Just spotted a kettle of 8 more TURKEY VULTURES soaring south of Sapsucker 
Woods -- and another bird just north of our property. 

>>>
>>> Larry
>>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
>> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
>> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
>>
>> Please submit your observations to eBird:
>> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>>
>> --
>
>
> -----
> No virus found in this message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> Version: 2016.0.8007 / Virus Database: 4769/14185 - Release Date: 03/26/17
>
>
>
>


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: More Turkey Vultures
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441 AT adelphia.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:19:31 -0400
I was told yesterday by the Savannah Audubon director that the Mud Lock eagles 
are rebuilding their nest near the old, blown down nest but farther in the 
woods. It might be much harder to see. 


Sent from my iPad

> On Mar 26, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Peter  wrote:
> 
> Saw two sandhills at Knox Marcellus (Montezuma Refuge) yesterday (Saturday). 
Eagles on nest on Fisher Rd, Armitage Rd. and Rt. 31 near Potato barn (the only 
3 nests I checked). Oh, and no sign of any eagle activity near the Mud Lock 
nest that has blown down. 

> 
> 4 Tree swallows at Mud Lock. Also a young rough-leg near May's Point.
> 
> Pete Saracino
> 
> 
>> On 3/26/2017 9:34 AM, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
>> Just spotted a kettle of 8 more TURKEY VULTURES soaring south of Sapsucker 
Woods -- and another bird just north of our property. 

>> 
>> Larry
>> 
> 
> 
> --
> 
> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
> 
> Please submit your observations to eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
> 
> --


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: More Turkey Vultures
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:44:05 -0400
Saw two sandhills at Knox Marcellus (Montezuma Refuge) yesterday 
(Saturday). Eagles on nest on Fisher Rd, Armitage Rd. and Rt. 31 near 
Potato barn (the only 3 nests I checked). Oh, and no sign of any eagle 
activity near the Mud Lock nest that has blown down.

4 Tree swallows at Mud Lock. Also a young rough-leg near May's Point.

Pete Saracino


On 3/26/2017 9:34 AM, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
> Just spotted a kettle of 8 more TURKEY VULTURES soaring south of 
> Sapsucker Woods -- and another bird just north of our property.
>
> Larry
>


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: More Turkey Vultures
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:34:52 -0400
Just spotted a kettle of 8 more TURKEY VULTURES soaring south of 
Sapsucker Woods -- and another bird just north of our property.

Larry

-- 

================================
W. Larry Hymes
120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(H) 607-277-0759, wlh2 AT cornell.edu
================================


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Turkey Vultures
From: "W. Larry Hymes" <wlh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:28:19 -0400
Just had 6 TURKEY VULTURES soaring over our neighborhood on East Hill.

Larry

-- 

================================
W. Larry Hymes
120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(H) 607-277-0759, wlh2 AT cornell.edu
================================


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Free Audubon Guide (not the app)
From: Eben McLane <etmclane AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:41:21 -0400
This is an interesting site, Peter. 
I suggest consulting it in conjunction with a site like 
https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/atlas/  , which has 
more information connected to modeled shifts in habitat types. Habitat change 
will come on us more slowly than climate/temperature variables, I’m thinking. 
The site specifies for trees and birds (not all species of either). The site 
also is not as “friendly" as the Audubon one: strong map-reading skills, with 
at least some knowledge of research modeling techniques, will be helpful. 
Anyway, I think these two sites complement each other interestingly. 

Eben

 On Mar 21, 2017, at 10:28 AM, Peter  wrote:




Folks........go to this site and check out the free audubon guide. As I 
explored the listing on Magnolia warblers I noticed that as part of the Guide 
they have a piece on "How climate change could affect this bird's 
range.....seem to have one for each species...great resource AND free... 

Pete Saracino
The Audubon online Guide to North American Birds 
 
is a great resource for all of your bird curiosities. 


--
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Welcome and Basics 
Rules and Information 
Subscribe, Configuration and Leave 
 

Archives:
The Mail Archive 
 

Surfbirds 
BirdingOnThe.Net 
Please submit your observations to eBird !
--


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Fox Sparrow in Newfield
From: "Laura J. Heisey" <ljh2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:10:40 +0000
Just saw my first ever Fox Sparrow on the ground below my feeders. Life list 
#127. I'm very much looking forward to adding lots more on this year's Spring 
Field Ornithology class field trips. 


Laura
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Winter Wren @ Fischer Old Growth
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:27:02 -0400
Had a winter wren this morning at the Fischer Old Growth Forest in Newfield, 
singing a slower-than-normal song. Recording here (song starts around the 8th 
second): 


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2O4mzxCPxvYYkVzWEVsTno5NE0

Suan
_____________________
http://suan-yong.com
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Dryden Lake: Ross's Goose, goldeneye
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:15:39 -0400
Livia and I checked Dryden Lake late this morning. Although the lake is
still almost completely frozen, the tiny open corner at the northeast end
had an impressive diversity of ducks, including NORTHERN PINTAIL, GADWALL,
AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, RING-NECKED DUCK,
and four COMMON GOLDENEYE, three females and one male. Goldeneye are
generally quite scarce on Dryden Lake.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35413814

On our way out we drove along West Lake Road and found an adult ROSS'S
GOOSE in a group of several hundred Snow Geese in the wet cornfields near
the Rt. 38 end of the road. According to Kevin, the Ross's was still
present a few minutes ago (1PM). This is only my fourth time seeing this
species on the ground in Tompkins County.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35413820

We drove around quite a few other areas in Dryden without too much else to
show for it. The only other birds of note were a MERLIN on a telephone pole
on Livermore Road and an adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK perched over the back
ditch at the Unit 2 ponds on Niemi Road.

Jay

-- 
Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
jwm57 AT cornell.edu

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Union Springs ... 6 Sandhills
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:12:34 -0400
3/25/17   6 Sandhill cranes flew NE directly over our house at 4:20 
p.m.. Guess I might call them a "yard bird" first as well as FOY for me!

Yesterday the Cayuga Lake waters seen from Frontenac Park were well 
dotted with the usual ducks & a few Canadas.

I saw close to 40 Am. wigeon fly from the lake to land in the park where 
they eagerly began "grazing" on the  grass. The fields, finally devoid 
of snow up behind our house, east of the lake, had MANY Canadas.

Mill pond had 3 buffles yesterday ... one male & 2 squabbling females.

How nice it is to see the yellowing of the gold finches & the arrival of 
more house finches at our feeders each day.

Fritzie


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Ducks
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire AT clarityconnect.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:29:43 -0400
Lots of ducks (and geese) on the move today. I spent a half hour at Myers this 
morning. Salmon Creek is high, with thick, chocolaty water. Killdeer calling in 
the background and a small number of gulls still around. But mainly I noticed 
ducks flying up the lake. One group of 5 BLACK SCOTERS. Several groups of 
BUFFLEHEADS. One group of 6 NORTHERN PINTAIL. A V of Snow Geese, and multiple 
flocks of Canadas. 


Bob McGuire
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Beebe Lake Northern Pintail
From: Asher Hockett <veery715 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:51:16 -0400
That seems like a very unusual spot for that bird.

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Karen Steffy  wrote:

> There is currently (2:30 pm) a Northern Pintail wading in the shallow area
> on the left of the falls/dam on Beebe lake (Cornell University).
>
>
>
> *Karen*
>
>
>
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>



-- 
asher

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Snow geese
From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1 AT fltg.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:11:35 -0400
Not all the Snows are heading for the corn fields.  About an hour ago
several well-formed Vees flew fairly high over our place heading due north.
On the move?.

 

Bill


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Drumming
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:10:31 -0400
The ground is still mostly snow-covered here in the wooded hills above West 
Danby, but I just heard a Ruffed Grouse drumming down in the ravine below my 
house. 


The day before yesterday, while at work in my shop, I heard scrabbling noises 
under the eaves, lighter than squirrels, and differently patterned than a 
rummaging titmouse or a Carolina Wren. I looked out the glass in time to see a 
small weasel (short-tailed female ermine?) come around the corner and up the 
handrail, to within three feet of me. Tradition says "bad luck", but I was 
thrilled to see this ferociously cute little predator out on the prowl! 


-Geo Kloppel
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Weather Radar and Migration
From: Peter <psaracin AT rochester.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:04:32 -0400
Dave(s) Nutter and Nicosia.

Thanks for the help concerning radar and migration.

In my search I also found this site, and I hope it can be of use to some 
folks; it has the National Doppler Radar Sites available at one click of 
a mouse...

https://radar.weather.gov

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: W-C Sparrow
From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1 AT fltg.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:16:59 -0400
The only sign we have of a fallout is a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW under the
feeder.  Also a second Song Sparrow in the same place.

For Donna, the huge flight of Snow Geese from the cornfields flew down to
the lake about 10 minutes ago.  They were headed towards the power plant but
you should be able to see their raft(s) from your place.

 

Bill McAneny TBurg


--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: old and new birds
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:26:39 -0400

Hi,
This has been a better than average year for feeder and yard birds at my house. 
I have both sexes of red bellied, downy and hairy woodpeckers and a female 
pileated, several rb and wb nuthatches. A white throated sparrow and a brown 
creeper that show up daily along with chickadees, bluejays, modos, d e Juncos, 
e starlings, n. cardinals, etc.. An a. crow frequently cleans up the scraps 
under the suet feeder. Recently, common grackles are infrequent visitors. In 
January a coopers hawk took a modo from the ground below a feeder. This week I 
added a cedar waxwing and an a. robin both whom must have been attracted by the 
feeder flock. This morning I am watching a small flock of song sparrows and a 
single fox sparrow. My first in yeaofrs. 


Bard

Bard V. Prentiss
27 East Main Street
Dryden, NY 13053
bvanwoert13 AT gmail.com
607-844-4691





--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Black Vulture
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:16:27 -0400
One soaring with a TUVU over downtown Trumansburg around 5:00pm today.

Marc Devokaitis

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Tree Swallows and Sandhill Cranes at Northern Montezuma WMA
From: Chris Lajewski <lajewskic AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:19:29 +0000 (UTC)
I led a tour of Northern Montezuma WMA for 11 great folks Thursday afternoon. 
The highlights were at the Morgan Rd. marshes in Savannah...2 Tree Swallows 
(first of the season), 5 Bald Eagles, dozens of Tundra Swans, 2 Rough-legged 
Hawks, an American Coot, and small flocks of American Black Ducks, Ring-necked 
Ducks, American Wigeons, Northern Pintails, Mallards, and Green-winged Teal. A 
pair of Sandhill Cranes were seen in a corn field on Savannah-Spring Lake Road 
and on Carncross Rd. Good birding!Chris LajewskiCenter DirectorMontezuma 
Audubon Centerhttp://ny.audubon.org/montezuma 

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Migration on radar this evening
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:19:19 -0400
As meteorologist/birder Dave Nicosia predicted, it looks like birds are on 
their way tonight. Binghamton, State College PA, & Sterling VA all show that 
telltale huge fuzzy blossom centered on the radar site. 

--Dave Nutter
--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Migration on radar this evening
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:10:38 -0400
As the rain hits before dawn there may even be a bit of fallout. I wish I had 
the day off to see what birds are out there. 

--Dave Nutter

> On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:19 PM, Dave Nutter  wrote:
> 
> As meteorologist/birder Dave Nicosia predicted, it looks like birds are on 
their way tonight. Binghamton, State College PA, & Sterling VA all show that 
telltale huge fuzzy blossom centered on the radar site. 

> --Dave Nutter
> --
> 
> 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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
> 
> Please submit your observations to eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
> 
> --
> 

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: URGENT ALERT: Dodge Rd Spruce Woods may be cut down for massive Solar Farm on Dodge rd, STARTING in APRIL !!
From: Lea LSF <leaelleseff AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:56:18 -0400
HI all,
In general I am a lurker on this list that benefits from all the wonderful
learning I get to do via this listserv. Thank you everyone who posts!

We are having a discussion right on on the Village of Freeville listserv
regarding a proposed solar farm next to Willow Glen Cemetery. There are so
many sensitive issues to consider both at that location and Dodge Woods,
still I urge folks to show up to the Dryden Town Board meetings and listen
to the concerns and opinions of others and to voice their own- the dates
and times are listed below. My main concern was that not many people knew
about this issue since the language used in disseminated materials used
something along the lines of protest a Power Generating Plant, an omission
that I felt came with detrimental outcomes. In fact when I wrote my email
to the village many responded privately saying thank you, and that they did
not know about this proposal for large scale solar in Dryden.

I would like to leave you with a little bit of my perspective and linking
to an online document

 

that might be of use to other folks out there who wish to leave their
concerns, pros, cons, etc with the Dryden Town Board.

My opinion- I greatly respect the people that are willing to speak up for
what they believe in now, and for people that are willing to stand up and
work across generations, inter-politically, and across other divides for
solutions that we all need now. Solar is the number one solution for our
energy crisis currently. *We said no to fracking.* If we say no to solar
now the next time fracking corps come through nobody will have the fight
left in them to stand up to them.  How could we fight next time when we
would clearly know that we cannot follow through with solutions, that we
are after all only NIMBYists?  How would a hydraulic fracking operation
look next to Willow Glen Cemetery, or the woods at Dodge Rd?  Maybe a giant
plant next to a cemetery is not the best idea? Perhaps we can use a screen
to shield the view if there are so many concerns about that? Are there
other places where we can do this? One worry though is that we will say no
to one location after the other, and that this is no time to waver on our
commitment to sustainable energy sources.

Please voice your concerns to the town board via this google form

 

soon as they are trying to make a decision soon, by March 30th I believe or
come to one of these meetings. Even if you have concerns regarding these
specific locations please let the town board that you support solar in
Dryden (that is if you do). Currently there are no regulations or laws in
Dryden about solar and this is an opportunity to weigh in and do this
right. I'd feel much differently about this community if we said no to
solar after we said to to fracking.

And if you are a Dryden resident come to a meeting at the Dryden Town Hall


*March 23 at 7 pm (today)*
*March 30 at 7 pm *



Thank you for your time,
Lea Elleseff

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:47 PM, Gary Kohlenberg  wrote:

> I imagine this new solar farm will be leased by Cornell, but built /
> maintained by a third party just like the one at the airport. For the solar
> company low installation cost will be the driving factor. Many separate
> panels all over campus installed by Cornell wouldn't be as cost effective
> and CU would have to maintain them.
> The PSC got rid of net metering for residential solar this week so I
> suspect individual homeowner installation will become less desirable even
> as it has also been moving to leased systems.
>
> Gary
>
> On Mar 22, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Melanie Uhlir  wrote:
>
> I wish all parking lots had solar panels over them. It would be win-win
> since it would shade the parking lots and they are giant heat-generators
> and wasted space anyway. Put solar panels on top of malls too. On top of
> hospitals, industrial buildings, schools. There are lots of non-habitat
> spaces solar panels ought to go instead of places that support wildlife.
> Why is that not happening?
>
> (yard bird news: I still had 2 Fox Sparrows visiting as of yesterday. I
> haven't seen them today.)
>
> On 3/21/2017 5:40 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:
>
> If the goal is to reduce greenhouse gas production, then cutting down
> trees
> is counterproductive when installing solar panels. Also cutting trees down
> if they
> are just along the edge of the array makes little sense because the great
> majority
> of solar energy is during the middle of the day, not early morning nor
> late afternoon.
>
> Putting solar panels in places that are just creating heat islands, not
> habitats, makes
> lots of sense. Put them on rooftops. Put them over parking lots. Put them
> on lawns
> that were already getting mowed. That's why home solar is great, but
> industrial scale
> makes problems. Those fields that are being replaced as solar "farms"
> (cute name)
> will still get rain and have seeds blow in. How will succession be
> blocked? Poisons?
>
> If Cornell first decided to put solar panels on all its rooftops and over
> all its parking
> lots, then over, say, the Ag Quad, and had run out places where they could
> put solar
> panels without being destructive, I'd be more supportive. I think that
> grove is pretty
> special, having seen several Long-eared Owls and a Northern Saw-whet Owl
> there.
>
> --Dave Nutter
>
> On Mar 20, 2017, at 12:18 PM, marsha kardon  wrote:
>
> Please consider this in your efforts to minimize your contribution to
> climate change:
>
> Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars, UN report
> warns
> 6.3K Share
>
>  Print 
>
> 29 November 2006 – Cattle-rearing generates more global warming greenhouse
> gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent, than transportation, and smarter
> production methods, including improved animal diets to reduce enteric
> fermentation and consequent methane emissions, are urgently needed, according
> to  a new
> United Nations report released today.
>
> “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most
> serious environmental problems,” senior UN Food and Agriculture
> Organization (FAO) official Henning Steinfeld said. “Urgent action is
> required to remedy the situation.”
>
> Cattle-rearing is also a major source of land and water degradation,
> according to the FAO report, Livestock’s Long Shadow–Environmental Issues
> and Options
> ,
> of which Mr. Steinfeld is the senior author.
>
> “The environmental costs per unit of livestock production must be cut by
> one half, just to avoid the level of damage worsening beyond its present
> level,” it warns.
>
> When emissions from land use and land use change are included, the
> livestock sector accounts for 9 per cent of CO2 deriving from human-related
> activities, but produces a much larger share of even more harmful
> greenhouse gases. It generates 65 per cent of human-related nitrous oxide,
> which has 296 times the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CO2. Most of this
> comes from manure.
>
> And it accounts for respectively 37 per cent of all human-induced methane
> (23 times as warming as CO2), which is largely produced by the digestive
> system of ruminants, and 64 per cent of ammonia, which contributes
> significantly to acid rain.
>
> With increased prosperity, people are consuming more meat and dairy
> products every year, the report notes. Global meat production is projected
> to more than double from 229 million tonnes in 1999/2001 to 465 million
> tonnes in 2050, while milk output is set to climb from 580 to 1043 million
> tonnes.
>
> The global livestock sector is growing faster than any other agricultural
> sub-sector. It provides livelihoods to about 1.3 billion people and
> contributes about 40 per cent to global agricultural output. For many poor
> farmers in developing countries livestock are also a source of renewable
> energy for draft and an essential source of organic fertilizer for their
> crops.
>
> Livestock now use 30 per cent of the earth’s entire land surface, mostly
> permanent pasture but also including 33 per cent of the global arable land
> used to producing feed for livestock, the report notes. As forests are
> cleared to create new pastures, it is a major driver of deforestation,
> especially in Latin America where, for example, some 70 per cent of former
> forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing.
>
> At the same time herds cause wide-scale land degradation, with about 20
> per cent of pastures considered degraded through overgrazing, compaction
> and erosion. This figure is even higher in the drylands where inappropriate
> policies and inadequate livestock management contribute to advancing
> desertification.
>
> The livestock business is among the most damaging sectors to the earth’s
> increasingly scarce water resources, contributing among other things to
> water pollution from animal wastes, antibiotics and hormones, chemicals
> from tanneries, fertilizers and the pesticides used to spray feed crops.
>
> Beyond improving animal diets, proposed remedies to the multiple problems
> include soil conservation methods together with controlled livestock
> exclusion from sensitive areas; setting up biogas plant initiatives to
> recycle manure; improving efficiency of irrigation systems; and introducing
> full-cost pricing for water together with taxes to discourage large-scale
> livestock concentration close to cities.
>
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM, Martha Fischer  wrote:
>
>> Dear All -
>>
>> Please make a commitment to USE LESS ENERGY.
>>
>>         Turn off lights that are not being used.
>>
>>         Reduce your use of the clothes dryer and other conveniences.
>>
>>         Accept inconvenience.
>>
>> And then let¹s have this discussion.
>>
>> Take care,
>>
>> Martha Fischer
>> Town of Enfield
>>
>> On 3/20/17, 9:48 AM, "bounce-121351030-3494015 AT list.cornell.edu on behalf
>> of Nari Mistry" > nbm2 AT cornell.edu> wrote:
>>
>> >There is urgent need for lovers of birds and wildlife along Dodge Rd. to
>> >be aware of imminent developments along Dodge Rd.
>> >
>> >The massive industrial scale solar farm proposed in all the Cornell
>> >owned fields along Dodge Rd and Stevenson Rd (as well as Turkey Hill
>> >Rd.) is planning to start construction in a few weeks.  There was a
>> >hearing in Dryden last Thursday at which many residents spoke out
>> >against the massive scale of the project which will devastate wildlife
>> >habitat.
>> >
>> >We have just learned this morning from a member of the Dryden
>> >Conservation Board that they are proposing to cut down the Spruce Woods
>> >bordering the WEST side of Dodge Rd. because they will shadow the panels
>> >slated to go right along the very edge of Dodge R. next to a
>> >(barbed-wire topped) fence!
>> >
>> >If you are concerned about this assault and the effect of replacing all
>> >the grassland in the fields with sod under the panels (and
>> >herbicides???), please write immediately to the Dryden Town Board and
>> >ATTEND THE PLANNING BOARD MEETING  scheduled on THIS Thursday March 23,
>> >at 7pm at the Dryden Town Hall on Main Street.
>> >
>> >Please express your opinion that may help reduce the scale of this
>> >commercial operation that will devastate wildlife in this favorite
>> >location for viewing wildlife!
>> >
>> >  Nari & Gin Mistry
>> >
>> >  Ellis Hollow rd.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >--
>> >
>> >Cayugabirds-L List Info:
>> >http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME
>> >http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES
>> >http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigu
>> rationLeave.htm
>> >
>> >ARCHIVES:
>> >1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
>> >2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
>> >3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
>> >
>> >Please submit your observations to eBird:
>> >http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>> >
>> >--
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Cayugabirds-L List Info:
>> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME
>> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES
>> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigur
>> ationLeave.htm
>>
>> ARCHIVES:
>> 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
>> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
>> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html
>>
>> Please submit your observations to eBird:
>> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
>>
>> --
>>
>>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>
>
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
> --
> *Cayugabirds-L List Info:*
> Welcome and Basics 
> Rules and Information 
> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave
> 
> *Archives:*
> The Mail Archive
> 
> Surfbirds 
> BirdingOnThe.Net 
> *Please submit your observations to eBird
> !*
> --
>

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Re: Snow geese
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave AT me.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:23:34 -0400
Today I drove from Ithaca to Montezuma NWR & back on the west side of Cayuga 
Lake. Notable Snow Goose sightings included: 


Around 11am flocks of hundreds in lines and vees over Covert flying east toward 
the lake. 


Around 5pm hundreds covering and grazing on the sheep pasture beside NYS-89 
between Schuyler Creek and the Varick-Fayette Townline Road. They were nibbling 
grass, not rooting in corn. 


Quite a few moderate-size rafts on Cayuga Lake fairly close to the west shore 
as I drove south in the evening. I did not notice the single giant raft in the 
middle of the lake which I consider typical. 


I also recall that on 25 February, when Gary, Ann, & I went to Oswego to see 
the Clark's Grebe, we saw thousands of Snow Geese migrating north to, then 
northeast around Lake Ontario. I assume this was the exit of a big portion of 
the Cayuga Basin's first big wave of Snow Geese. I think we may have a 
different and smaller group now from a more recent wave. 


--Dave Nutter



Sent from my iPad
> On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:11 AM, Bill Mcaneny  wrote:
> 
> Not all the Snows are heading for the corn fields. About an hour ago several 
well-formed Vees flew fairly high over our place heading due north. On the 
move?. 

>  
> Bill

--

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 AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--