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6/14/18 11:49 am <clr82...> <clr82...> [cayugabirds-l] luna moth vs. red-winged blackbird
6/14/18 9:15 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Last minute spots for birding tour!
6/13/18 2:58 pm Jody Enck <jodyenck...> [cayugabirds-l] planning birding trips
6/12/18 1:44 pm Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egret KM
6/12/18 5:02 am Maureen Cowen <mc99...> [cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeaks
6/11/18 2:18 pm <clr82...> <clr82...> [cayugabirds-l] Fw: Cayuga Bird Club annual picnic
6/11/18 11:35 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
6/11/18 7:17 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds
6/11/18 6:22 am Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds
6/11/18 4:45 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds
6/9/18 11:43 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Danby Marsh Wrens, Marsh Hawks, Pied-billed Grebes, Acadian Flycatcher
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6/8/18 8:10 pm Karen Edelstein <kle2...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
6/8/18 6:07 pm AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] Squirrels, birds and a previous thread
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6/8/18 11:14 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Black terns
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6/8/18 10:58 am Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Digital bird guide for Europe?
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6/8/18 6:29 am Karen Edelstein <kle2...> [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
6/8/18 4:17 am <clr82...> <clr82...> [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club annual picnic
6/8/18 3:44 am psaracin <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Directions needed
6/7/18 3:40 pm Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip This Sunday: Connecticut Hill
6/7/18 11:19 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin
6/5/18 3:21 pm Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Afternoon bird tour with Audubon
6/5/18 8:53 am Mark Chao <markchao...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW
6/5/18 8:29 am John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] Spoke 2 soon - siskins
6/5/18 8:27 am Marie P. Read <mpr5...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)
6/5/18 8:20 am Asher Hockett <veery715...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)
6/5/18 3:24 am John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)
6/4/18 1:00 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
6/4/18 12:59 pm Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] Robins and salamanders
6/4/18 11:48 am <tfrank...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW
6/4/18 11:39 am Ken Haas <waxwing...> [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW
6/2/18 4:24 pm Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Swarovski Binoculars
6/2/18 1:57 pm Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...> [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals
6/2/18 10:21 am Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow
6/2/18 10:10 am Erica Jessup <ej36...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow
6/2/18 9:46 am Erica Jessup <ej36...> [cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow
6/2/18 9:31 am psaracin <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Yet another sandhill crane family?
6/1/18 6:58 am Rhea Garen <rg27...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: June 01, 2018
6/1/18 6:23 am Bill Evans <wrevans...> [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink-friendly hay cutting date
6/1/18 5:32 am Ray Zimmerman <rz10...> [cayugabirds-l] clay-colored sparrow & scarlet tanager
6/1/18 3:56 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Avocet Tschache pool 7AM
5/31/18 7:43 pm Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday June 3ed
5/31/18 8:25 am Sarah Wagner <skw67...> [cayugabirds-l] June 4th - Monday Night Seminar - Dark Ecology: Studying Night-time Bird Migration with Radar
5/31/18 4:12 am Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ithaca...> [cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds in Garden
5/30/18 9:13 am Fredric Kardon <fredrickardon...> [cayugabirds-l] Our house wren webcam
5/29/18 4:27 pm psaracin <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Another crane family near refuge.
5/29/18 11:24 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/29/18 10:29 am Bill Evans <wrevans...> Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight
5/29/18 10:15 am Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight
5/29/18 10:11 am Bill Evans <wrevans...> [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight
5/29/18 4:48 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Red Knot 7:45
5/29/18 4:20 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Red Knot Tschache
5/28/18 3:37 pm Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] More Acadian Flycatchers
5/28/18 3:15 pm Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Photos of Lawrence's Warbler, Logan Hill, 2 weeks ago
5/28/18 2:33 pm Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...> [cayugabirds-l] Dryden MerLIns
5/28/18 1:43 pm Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Houghton Land Preserve, Sun 5/27 and Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve, Mon 5/28
5/28/18 11:54 am John Confer <confer...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban pewee
5/28/18 11:12 am Asher Hockett <veery715...> [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins
5/28/18 10:03 am Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Urban pewee
5/28/18 7:25 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] OOB Evening Grosbeaks
5/28/18 6:42 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin
5/28/18 6:37 am Carol Keeler <carolk441...> [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin
5/27/18 7:48 am psaracin <psaracin...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018
5/27/18 6:59 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018
5/26/18 4:45 pm Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] High Vista and Hinchcliff (FLLT preserves in Skaneateles Lake watershed), Sat 5/26
5/25/18 11:28 am Judith Thurber <jathurber...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] snowy egret Eaton Marsh
5/25/18 5:38 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Plover, Myers Point
5/25/18 3:35 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] snowy egret Eaton Marsh
5/24/18 1:39 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Bobolinks, Purple Martins, Clay-colored Sparrow, Orchard Orioles.
5/24/18 7:01 am <metetlow...> [cayugabirds-l] Knox Sandhill Crane colts
5/24/18 6:26 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Sapsucker Woods, NE Ithaca Th 5/24
5/24/18 5:55 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern, Marsh Wrens
5/23/18 6:41 pm psaracin <psaracin...> [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes and colt
5/23/18 2:51 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Spring Guided Shorebird Walk #2 Tschache Pool This Saturday May 26th 7:00 am
5/22/18 8:16 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Tschache: Red-necked Phalarope, Ruddy Turnstone, etc
5/22/18 12:25 pm Tim Gallagher <twg3...> [cayugabirds-l] Book reading this Thursday at Buffalo Street Books
5/22/18 9:24 am Mark Chao <markchao...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Owl no longer present at aforementioned spot
5/22/18 9:11 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Cooperative Barred Owl in Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/22 11:55 AM
5/21/18 4:53 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
5/21/18 4:39 pm Laura Stenzler <lms9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] siskin young
5/21/18 2:57 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] siskin young
5/21/18 1:46 pm Laura Stenzler <lms9...> [cayugabirds-l] siskin young
5/21/18 11:37 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Houghton Land Preserve (new FLLT preserve in Corning), Mon 5/21
5/21/18 3:15 am Annette Nadeau <anadeau336...> [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
5/20/18 1:28 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalaropes continue Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY
5/20/18 10:41 am Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Forester’s Tern
5/20/18 6:08 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalarope Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY
5/19/18 5:41 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Avocet
 
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Date: 6/18/18 4:57 pm
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?
It really is an odd summer! We also are missing "our" peewee, who has been
here reliably for the 14 years I have lived in this house. Missing him!
There are at least 2 pair of great crested flycatchers and on Friday an
Indigo bunting showed up and is still around singing his head off from the
tops of the black locust trees.
There are sapsucker babies (that sound like they are humming in morse code
from inside the tree) and bluebirds too. So down one peewee, up a bunting?
Guess I would call that OK....but I want my peewee back.

thanks for everyone's comments on this thread.

Nancy

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On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 1:28 PM, <khmo...> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Over 30years of banding, migration and population study here and we
> experienced and ever increasing paucity of birds. About 15 years ago I
> wrote a report citing these losses. While many can be linked to loss of
> habitat mainly due to factory farming, that didn't account for the lack of
> song. We prognosticated at the time that populations within species were
> undergoing a drastic diminishment.That has since been shown to be even
> worse than we guessed ( based on American Bird Conservancy data sets).
>
> A result most noticeable was in song. With fewer competitors, birds in
> lesser numbers arrive on native land and , if they find it still existent,
> establish a territory. With little or no competition, the territorial song
> is short lived -after all, why expend energy needlessly? Defense of
> territory is seldom needed so in season song is greatly diminished.
>
> That doesn't mean it stops entirely but certainly far less than what we
> new 50, 40 or 30 years ago.
>
> Fast forward to the crazy migration we experienced this spring. Expected
> species have still not checked in and we guess they either overflew or were
> content to our south. We have the same experience with Veery here and Wood
> Thrush has been declining steadily. Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo are
> all missing and the fancy Thrushes once a stopover certainty haven't been
> seen for several years. Yesterday, we finally had a single Pewee. On the
> positive side we are inundated with Grosbeaks, Purple Finch, Great-crested
> Flycatchers, cuckoos and others that are normally here in much smaller
> numbers.
>
> Looking South to the greater DC area, many of these species are still
> there and that's abnormal. Check the ADK reports and they are also having a
> strange year although I've not seen any thoughts on the subject from that
> area.
>
> The short answer is an unusual migration window with lots of weather
> effect, rapidly declining populations creating an environment where our old
> expectations are no longer valid.
>
> I liked it much better several decades ago. We have stopped banding
> passerines and happy we did as the disappointment would be even greater.
>
> Best,
>
> John
>
>
>
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> On 2018-06-18 15:45, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
>
> I have noticed, as have others, that the woods have not been as plentiful
> with bird song as normal. On my recent walks at Upper Buttermilk I have
> been very disappointed in the total absence of Wood Thrush, Veery, and
> Scarlet Tanager. By this time in past years I've always have several of
> these birds. On my most recent walk (Friday) I was wonderfully surprised
> to hear 2 Wood Thrush and 2-3 each of Veery and Scarlet Tanager. Why the
> sudden "reappearance"?? I know I'm going to be criticized for asking, but
> could some birds (species) still be migrating in? If not, then why did
> they finally "show up"? Some could argue they were busy with nesting. But
> I've never experienced birds remaining completely mum during the nesting
> season. Another argument could be that they are now moving around after
> the first brood. I doubt that would explain the numbers of these species I
> had all of a sudden plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we
> picnicked at Upper Treman yesterday and bird song was relatively
> infrequent. Do any of you have any thoughts on this subject??
>
> Larry
>
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Date: 6/18/18 4:13 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?
There are plenty of birds around my place, and West Danby generally. In this area I have all the expected breeding birds, and even some fun additions, like Marsh Wrens, Pied-billed Grebes and Northern Harriers. If you’d asked me a couple days ago about what’s missing, I might have said Cerulean Warbler, but lo! Chris Wood found one yesterday in more-or-less the same area they’ve occupied in previous years.

Well, yeah, there don’t seem to be any Grasshopper Sparrows, let alone Henslow’s; but that’s not exactly news.

Cuckoos, Thrushes, Tanagers, Flycatchers, Warblers, Vireos, Bobolinks, etcetera: they’re all here.

However, it’s certainly true that things are quieter now that territorial rivalries have settled and nests have been filled. During the next few weeks I’m expecting an explosion of bird activity, but it won’t really be about singing, it will be all about stuffing the gullets of hungry youngsters!

-Geo


> On Jun 18, 2018, at 11:45 AM, W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...> wrote:
>
> I have noticed, as have others, that the woods have not been as plentiful with bird song as normal. On my recent walks at Upper Buttermilk I have been very disappointed in the total absence of Wood Thrush, Veery, and Scarlet Tanager. By this time in past years I've always have several of these birds. On my most recent walk (Friday) I was wonderfully surprised to hear 2 Wood Thrush and 2-3 each of Veery and Scarlet Tanager. Why the sudden "reappearance"?? I know I'm going to be criticized for asking, but could some birds (species) still be migrating in? If not, then why did they finally "show up"? Some could argue they were busy with nesting. But I've never experienced birds remaining completely mum during the nesting season. Another argument could be that they are now moving around after the first brood. I doubt that would explain the numbers of these species I had all of a sudden plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we picnicked at Upper Treman yesterday and bird song was relatively infrequent. Do any of you have any thoughts on this subject??
>
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Date: 6/18/18 3:48 pm
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?
We seem to have a lot of birds on the lower 10 ton15 acres. The odd thing to us is indigo Buntings, Rose-breasted grosbeaks, and Baltimore Orioles all frequent our feeders. At the same time, our usual 5 or 6 red-breasted Nuthatches seem to be down to 1 or 2. Many birds live around here including several warblers.

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
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On Jun 18, 2018, at 1:28 PM, <khmo...> <khmo...> wrote:

Hi!

Over 30years of banding, migration and population study here and we experienced and ever increasing paucity of birds. About 15 years ago I wrote a report citing these losses. While many can be linked to loss of habitat mainly due to factory farming, that didn't account for the lack of song. We prognosticated at the time that populations within species were undergoing a drastic diminishment.That has since been shown to be even worse than we guessed ( based on American Bird Conservancy data sets).

A result most noticeable was in song. With fewer competitors, birds in lesser numbers arrive on native land and , if they find it still existent, establish a territory. With little or no competition, the territorial song is short lived -after all, why expend energy needlessly? Defense of territory is seldom needed so in season song is greatly diminished.

That doesn't mean it stops entirely but certainly far less than what we new 50, 40 or 30 years ago.

Fast forward to the crazy migration we experienced this spring. Expected species have still not checked in and we guess they either overflew or were content to our south. We have the same experience with Veery here and Wood Thrush has been declining steadily. Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo are all missing and the fancy Thrushes once a stopover certainty haven't been seen for several years. Yesterday, we finally had a single Pewee. On the positive side we are inundated with Grosbeaks, Purple Finch, Great-crested Flycatchers, cuckoos and others that are normally here in much smaller numbers.

Looking South to the greater DC area, many of these species are still there and that's abnormal. Check the ADK reports and they are also having a strange year although I've not seen any thoughts on the subject from that area.

The short answer is an unusual migration window with lots of weather effect, rapidly declining populations creating an environment where our old expectations are no longer valid.

I liked it much better several decades ago. We have stopped banding passerines and happy we did as the disappointment would be even greater.

Best,

John





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> On 2018-06-18 15:45, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
>
> I have noticed, as have others, that the woods have not been as plentiful with bird song as normal. On my recent walks at Upper Buttermilk I have been very disappointed in the total absence of Wood Thrush, Veery, and Scarlet Tanager. By this time in past years I've always have several of these birds. On my most recent walk (Friday) I was wonderfully surprised to hear 2 Wood Thrush and 2-3 each of Veery and Scarlet Tanager. Why the sudden "reappearance"?? I know I'm going to be criticized for asking, but could some birds (species) still be migrating in? If not, then why did they finally "show up"? Some could argue they were busy with nesting. But I've never experienced birds remaining completely mum during the nesting season. Another argument could be that they are now moving around after the first brood. I doubt that would explain the numbers of these species I had all of a sudden plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we picnicked at Upper Treman yesterday and bird song was relatively infrequent. Do any of you have any thoughts on this subject??
>
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Date: 6/18/18 1:18 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- June 18, 2018
- NYSY 06.18.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: June 11 - June 18

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: June 18 AT 3:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on June 11, 2018




Highlights:




CATTLE EGRET

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

LEAST BITTERN

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

SWAINSON’S THRUSH

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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




     6/12: A CATTLE EGRET was seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. It was observed again on the 13th.

     6/15: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the Wildlife Drive near the Eagle Statue. Three LEAST BITTERNS and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen at VanDyne Spoor Road. 2 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continus at the forested area of Armitage Road. They were seen through 6/17.

     6/17: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was again reported form the complex. No specific area was mentioned.







Onondaga County

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     6/13: A COMMON LOON was seen an Onondaga Lake. it was reported again on the 16th.

     6/16: 2 PRAIRIE WARBLERS were again found at Green Lakes State Park. A probable family group of 7 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Green Lakes also. 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were again seen at Three Rivers WMA in Baldwinsville.







Oswego County

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




     6/17: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH continues at Salmon River Falls.







Madison County

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     6/16: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen on Muller Hill Road near Georgetown.







Oneida County

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     6/12: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.

     6/14: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was seen at Pixley Falls State Park.

     6/16: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Castlebrook Farm east of Williamston.







Herkimer County

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     6/13: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen on Carlson Road south of Salisbury Center.   

     6/16: A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found on the trail to House Pond off the Powley Road north of Stratford.




       




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Date: 6/18/18 10:52 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?
Thanks for your astute analysis John. It is sad to be an observer of all
this as I only learned so much of what I didn't know about the birds around
us in 1990 and since then have watched what I consider to be a precipitous
decline, especially in more marginal habitats. Those on the frontlines as
banders etc really see these effects so poignantly and knowledgeably

Linda Orkin
Ithaca, NY

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 1:28 PM, <khmo...> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Over 30years of banding, migration and population study here and we
> experienced and ever increasing paucity of birds. About 15 years ago I
> wrote a report citing these losses. While many can be linked to loss of
> habitat mainly due to factory farming, that didn't account for the lack of
> song. We prognosticated at the time that populations within species were
> undergoing a drastic diminishment.That has since been shown to be even
> worse than we guessed ( based on American Bird Conservancy data sets).
>
> A result most noticeable was in song. With fewer competitors, birds in
> lesser numbers arrive on native land and , if they find it still existent,
> establish a territory. With little or no competition, the territorial song
> is short lived -after all, why expend energy needlessly? Defense of
> territory is seldom needed so in season song is greatly diminished.
>
> That doesn't mean it stops entirely but certainly far less than what we
> new 50, 40 or 30 years ago.
>
> Fast forward to the crazy migration we experienced this spring. Expected
> species have still not checked in and we guess they either overflew or were
> content to our south. We have the same experience with Veery here and Wood
> Thrush has been declining steadily. Least Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo are
> all missing and the fancy Thrushes once a stopover certainty haven't been
> seen for several years. Yesterday, we finally had a single Pewee. On the
> positive side we are inundated with Grosbeaks, Purple Finch, Great-crested
> Flycatchers, cuckoos and others that are normally here in much smaller
> numbers.
>
> Looking South to the greater DC area, many of these species are still
> there and that's abnormal. Check the ADK reports and they are also having a
> strange year although I've not seen any thoughts on the subject from that
> area.
>
> The short answer is an unusual migration window with lots of weather
> effect, rapidly declining populations creating an environment where our old
> expectations are no longer valid.
>
> I liked it much better several decades ago. We have stopped banding
> passerines and happy we did as the disappointment would be even greater.
>
> Best,
>
> John
>
>
>
> ---
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> Field Ornithologists
> Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory
> 5373 Fitzgerald Rd
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>
> On 2018-06-18 15:45, W. Larry Hymes wrote:
>
> I have noticed, as have others, that the woods have not been as plentiful
> with bird song as normal. On my recent walks at Upper Buttermilk I have
> been very disappointed in the total absence of Wood Thrush, Veery, and
> Scarlet Tanager. By this time in past years I've always have several of
> these birds. On my most recent walk (Friday) I was wonderfully surprised
> to hear 2 Wood Thrush and 2-3 each of Veery and Scarlet Tanager. Why the
> sudden "reappearance"?? I know I'm going to be criticized for asking, but
> could some birds (species) still be migrating in? If not, then why did
> they finally "show up"? Some could argue they were busy with nesting. But
> I've never experienced birds remaining completely mum during the nesting
> season. Another argument could be that they are now moving around after
> the first brood. I doubt that would explain the numbers of these species I
> had all of a sudden plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we
> picnicked at Upper Treman yesterday and bird song was relatively
> infrequent. Do any of you have any thoughts on this subject??
>
> Larry
>
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Date: 6/18/18 10:28 am
From: <khmo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?
Hi!

Over 30years of banding, migration and population study here and we
experienced and ever increasing paucity of birds. About 15 years ago I
wrote a report citing these losses. While many can be linked to loss of
habitat mainly due to factory farming, that didn't account for the lack
of song. We prognosticated at the time that populations within species
were undergoing a drastic diminishment.That has since been shown to be
even worse than we guessed ( based on American Bird Conservancy data
sets).

A result most noticeable was in song. With fewer competitors, birds in
lesser numbers arrive on native land and , if they find it still
existent, establish a territory. With little or no competition, the
territorial song is short lived -after all, why expend energy
needlessly? Defense of territory is seldom needed so in season song is
greatly diminished.

That doesn't mean it stops entirely but certainly far less than what we
new 50, 40 or 30 years ago.

Fast forward to the crazy migration we experienced this spring. Expected
species have still not checked in and we guess they either overflew or
were content to our south. We have the same experience with Veery here
and Wood Thrush has been declining steadily. Least Flycatcher, Warbling
Vireo are all missing and the fancy Thrushes once a stopover certainty
haven't been seen for several years. Yesterday, we finally had a single
Pewee. On the positive side we are inundated with Grosbeaks, Purple
Finch, Great-crested Flycatchers, cuckoos and others that are normally
here in much smaller numbers.

Looking South to the greater DC area, many of these species are still
there and that's abnormal. Check the ADK reports and they are also
having a strange year although I've not seen any thoughts on the subject
from that area.

The short answer is an unusual migration window with lots of weather
effect, rapidly declining populations creating an environment where our
old expectations are no longer valid.

I liked it much better several decades ago. We have stopped banding
passerines and happy we did as the disappointment would be even greater.


Best,

John

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42.443508000, -76.758202000

On 2018-06-18 15:45, W. Larry Hymes wrote:

> I have noticed, as have others, that the woods have not been as plentiful with bird song as normal. On my recent walks at Upper Buttermilk I have been very disappointed in the total absence of Wood Thrush, Veery, and Scarlet Tanager. By this time in past years I've always have several of these birds. On my most recent walk (Friday) I was wonderfully surprised to hear 2 Wood Thrush and 2-3 each of Veery and Scarlet Tanager. Why the sudden "reappearance"?? I know I'm going to be criticized for asking, but could some birds (species) still be migrating in? If not, then why did they finally "show up"? Some could argue they were busy with nesting. But I've never experienced birds remaining completely mum during the nesting season. Another argument could be that they are now moving around after the first brood. I doubt that would explain the numbers of these species I had all of a sudden plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we picnicked at Upper Treman yesterday and
bird song was relatively infrequent. Do any of you have any thoughts on this subject??
>
> Larry
>
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Date: 6/18/18 8:45 am
From: W. Larry Hymes <wlh2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?
I have noticed, as have others, that the woods have not been as
plentiful with bird song as normal. On my recent walks at Upper
Buttermilk I have been very disappointed in the total absence of Wood
Thrush, Veery, and Scarlet Tanager. By this time in past years I've
always have several of these birds. On my most recent walk (Friday) I
was wonderfully surprised to hear 2 Wood Thrush and 2-3 each of Veery
and Scarlet Tanager. Why the sudden "reappearance"?? I know I'm going
to be criticized for asking, but could some birds (species) still be
migrating in? If not, then why did they finally "show up"? Some could
argue they were busy with nesting. But I've never experienced birds
remaining completely mum during the nesting season. Another argument
could be that they are now moving around after the first brood. I doubt
that would explain the numbers of these species I had all of a sudden
plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we picnicked at Upper
Treman yesterday and bird song was relatively infrequent. Do any of you
have any thoughts on this subject??

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Date: 6/15/18 4:12 pm
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] A question on Eastern Bluebirds trails
I am on Dubois Rd, between Rt 96 and 89, near Jacksonville and we have
plenty of swallows and blue birds both. We have lots of farm land, but they
do less spraying (thankfully). I do agree that some species are really
taking a hit this year, though. We had two sets of nesting Carolina wrens,
neither of which were successful. Seems like we have less chickadees and
nuthatches as well. And the chipmunks are my nemesis. We have a yard full
of old black locust trees that are riddled with cavities. There are 5
species of woodpecker we saw courting and mating, but so far no sign of
young. I hope they are all ok too. Oh, and our very fist house sparrow in a
nest box!

The only birds that seem to have an advantage are the Orioles, of which
there are more than I have ever seen in the area.

One funny anecdote, I was walking on the black diamond trail a little while
ago and looked up to find the cedar waxwings I was hearing eating cherries.
In the middle of this big old cherry tree were two sleeping raccoons! They
did not move a muscle, maybe with a belly full of fruit they were having
their siesta. Pretty funny sight!

Enjoy,

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On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 5:21 PM, John and Fritzie Blizzard <
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> With the decline in food supply (insects) over fields, thanks to farmers'
> spraying, we have almost no swallows *of any kind*. I have one pair now
> on eggs. Their first eggs were destroyed by a male house sparrow.� I put
> a groc. bag over a nearby box to keep out the house sparrows. Surprisingly,
> they have left the swallows alone since then but for the 1st time I can
> recall, the male swallow seems to be going into the box to sit on the eggs
> when the female leaves & is more alert at being protective to chase away
> the sparrows.
>
> I saw maybe all of 8 tree swallows here at home with 100 acres of fields
> all around us this spring ....� & one barn swallow ... at MNWR.�
>
> Blue birds seem more inclined to look for larvae/worms than small flying
> insects caught mid air. One of my boxes had a successful brood of bluebirds
> as did 2 trees with holes in dead wood.� A chipmunk ran by me 2 wks. ago
> with a bird in it's beak, probably taken from a nest in the nearby spruce
> trees.� On the 12th, my daughter saw a chickadee come out of a tiny hole
> in a dead tree carrying an egg sac. I saw it yesterday. I was afraid the
> striped rats (chipmunks) had discovered the hole & managed to get the adult
> &/or babies. I read a study several yrs. ago saying that chipmunks are by
> far the most destructive of any animals combined when it comes to killing
> birds.
>
> Be gentle ....
>
> Fritzie
> On 6/15/2018 3:13 PM, Mona Bearor wrote:
>
> In recent years it seems that Eastern Bluebird trails are raising more
> Tree Swallows than bluebirds if they are anywhere near water.� Has there
> been any research on whether we are artificially raising the numbers of
> Tree Swallows by placing bluebird nestboxes in proximity to water?
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Date: 6/15/18 2:21 pm
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] A question on Eastern Bluebirds trails
With the decline in food supply (insects) over fields, thanks to
farmers' spraying, we have almost no swallows _of any kind_. I have one
pair now on eggs. Their first eggs were destroyed by a male house
sparrow.� I put a groc. bag over a nearby box to keep out the house
sparrows. Surprisingly, they have left the swallows alone since then but
for the 1st time I can recall, the male swallow seems to be going into
the box to sit on the eggs when the female leaves & is more alert at
being protective to chase away the sparrows.

I saw maybe all of 8 tree swallows here at home with 100 acres of fields
all around us this spring ....� & one barn swallow ... at MNWR.

Blue birds seem more inclined to look for larvae/worms than small flying
insects caught mid air. One of my boxes had a successful brood of
bluebirds as did 2 trees with holes in dead wood.� A chipmunk ran by me
2 wks. ago with a bird in it's beak, probably taken from a nest in the
nearby spruce trees.� On the 12th, my daughter saw a chickadee come out
of a tiny hole in a dead tree carrying an egg sac. I saw it yesterday. I
was afraid the striped rats (chipmunks) had discovered the hole &
managed to get the adult &/or babies. I read a study several yrs. ago
saying that chipmunks are by far the most destructive of any animals
combined when it comes to killing birds.

Be gentle ....

Fritzie

On 6/15/2018 3:13 PM, Mona Bearor wrote:
>
> In recent years it seems that Eastern Bluebird trails are raising more
> Tree Swallows than bluebirds if they are anywhere near water.� Has
> there been any research on whether we are artificially raising the
> numbers of Tree Swallows by placing bluebird nestboxes in proximity to
> water?
>
> Mona Bearor
>
> South Glens Falls
>
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Date: 6/15/18 12:13 pm
From: Mona Bearor <conservebirds...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] A question on Eastern Bluebirds trails
In recent years it seems that Eastern Bluebird trails are raising more Tree
Swallows than bluebirds if they are anywhere near water. Has there been any
research on whether we are artificially raising the numbers of Tree Swallows
by placing bluebird nestboxes in proximity to water?

Mona Bearor

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Date: 6/14/18 5:57 pm
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Mz White-rumped
Mike we've been watching the Spotteds courting and sparking over Seneca Flats way. Nice to know they have a family!!Pete Sar


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> White-rumped Sandpiper with 24 Semi-palmateds along MZ wildlife drive right at Eagle sculpture. 4 baby Spotteds on Seneca Flats-way better!!Mike Tetlow
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Date: 6/14/18 1:41 pm
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Mz White-rumped

>
> White-rumped Sandpiper with 24 Semi-palmateds along MZ wildlife drive right at Eagle sculpture. 4 baby Spotteds on Seneca Flats-way better!!Mike Tetlow
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Date: 6/14/18 11:49 am
From: <clr82...> <clr82...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] luna moth vs. red-winged blackbird
A new behavior observation from this afternoon: ...walking along the front sidewalk of the Ornithology Lab this afternoon when a luna moth crossed my path. A male red-winged blackbird swooped down and attempted to grab it several times. Despite one or two small tears in its wings, the moth eventually evaded the blackbird and flew away up over the building. Meanwhile, the frustrated red-winged perched in a nearby tree preening its jostled feathers... The additional audience of 5th graders and their walk leader were thrilled with the unexpected entertainment! Colleen Richards
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Date: 6/14/18 9:15 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Last minute spots for birding tour!
Hi everyone,

I have a few spots left in my Audubon Van Tour this Saturday, the 16th. We're meeting at the Montezuma Audubon Center (2295 State Route 89, Savannah) at 7:45am with an 8:00am departure. On the tour, I will take you to lesser know birding hot spots in the Northern Montezuma portion of the Wetlands Complex. Most viewing will be on NYSDEC land. Highlights (I hope!) could include: Sandhill cranes (plus colt maybe!), black terns, gallinule/coots with young, Bald Eagles, black-crowned night herons, other marsh birds, and possibly some migrants if they're still singing and making themselves known!

Please call (315) 365-3588 or email: <montezuma...><mailto:<montezuma...> to register. $8/child, $15/adult

Happy birding,

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Date: 6/13/18 2:58 pm
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] planning birding trips
Hi All,

If you want to help plan trips to see some of our local breeding birds on
their wintering grounds, please contact me privately. The Cayuga Bird Club
(and all birding friends) have the chance to plan trips to southern Costa
Rica an/or Colombia. The connections between our area and the wintering
areas are strong for the birds. Let's make those connections even stronger
for birders. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks
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Date: 6/12/18 1:44 pm
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egret KM
Breeding plummage cattle egret 4:45 p.m . middle of Knox Marcellus

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Date: 6/12/18 5:02 am
From: Maureen Cowen <mc99...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeaks
Beautiful rose breasted grosbeaks at our feeder this morning. First time viewing this season.
Lansing Station Rd.

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Date: 6/11/18 2:18 pm
From: <clr82...> <clr82...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fw: Cayuga Bird Club annual picnic
Just a reminder - meeting at Pavilion A

Cayuga Bird Club Annual Picnic
June 11, 2018
Myers Point Park, Lansing
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cayuga Bird Club's annual dish-to-pass picnic will be held at Myers Park in Lansing (off route 34B) on Monday, June 11, 2018. Bring a generous dish to share main dish, appetizer, salad, or dessert. Also bring your own place setting, something to drink, and binoculars. There will be a short bird walk after dinner. Come meet and socialize with your fellow bird club members!
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Date: 6/11/18 11:35 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- June 11, 2018
- NYSY 06.11.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: June 04 - June 11

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: June 04 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on June 04, 2018




Highlights:




SNOWY EGRET

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

LEAST BITTERN

SANDHILL CRANE

PEREGRINE FALCON

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

UPLAND SANDPIPER

AMERICAN AVOCET

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

ORCHARD ORIOLE
















Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     6/5: A (the) AMERICAN AVOCET was seen in Knox-Marsellus Marsh. A LEAST BITTERN was seen at VanDyne Spoor Marsh.

     6/8: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Tschache Pool. A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seenKnox-Marsellus Marsh.

     6/9: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the forested area of Armitage Road. They were also seen at the north end of Howland Island by boat.

     6/10: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at VanDyne Spoor Road and along the Wildlife Drive.







Onondaga County

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     6/7: A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Dewitt Marsh of off Fisher Road.

     6/8: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and an ORCHARD ORIOLE continue at Three Rivers WMA. 

     6/9: A LEAST BITTERN continues at Three Rivers WMA.

     6/10: A SANDHILL CRANE was found at Three Rivers WMA.







Oswego County

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     6/6: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was again found at Salmon River Falls.







Oneida County

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     6/5: 3 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were seen at Spring Farms Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton. One was again observed on the 10th.

     6/6: A breeding pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS continue in downtown Utica.

     6/8: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again observed at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland. A LEAST BITTERN was found at the Utaca Marsh.

     6/10: A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found at Lake Delta State Park.




  




-end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 6/11/18 7:17 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds
Hi Ken and all,

A good candidate marsh for Harrier nesting is just west of the capped landfill, beside the long-abandoned Center Schoolhouse Road. I’ve seen female Harriers in there during past breeding seasons. Also Virginia Rails In there. The marsh itself is Tompkins County property. The property line is the midline of the old road. The road is all grown-in, nearly obliterated. You can see it on the USGS West Danby quad. It’s also featured in the 1981 book:

Where to Find Birds in New York State: The Top 500 Sites
By Susan Roney Drennan

Besides that location and the known pair in Michigan Hollow Marsh, yet another Danby marsh has hosted nesting Harriers not too many years back: the marsh across 96B from the north end of South Danby Road. A friend of mine who lives just above there on Travor Road has seen a Harrier a few times this spring, so I’m kinda curious about whether they might still breed there.

I haven’t visited the Worm-eating Warblers since mid-May. I usually go to a different place, just below the _north_ pinnacle, which is about half a mile from the central pinnacle familiar to hikers on the Abbott’s Loop Trail. Maybe I can stop by in a day or two, see what they’re up to...

-Geo

> On Jun 11, 2018, at 9:21 AM, Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...> wrote:
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> I made a rare trip to Danby area yesterday, and we had a male Northern Harrier over the wetland on Hillview Rd and the grassy capped landfill to the south. Not sure how close that is to Walding Lane. Also Virginia Rails in that wetland.
>
> Thanks Geo for keeping track of Acadian Flycatchers in that area as well— we saw the loudly calling bird on Michigan Hollow Rd. We could not find a Worm-eating Warbler, however, despite spending more than an hour scrambling on the steep slope where they usually are. Does anybody know of a territory that is active this summer?
>
> Ken
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Jun 11, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> wrote:
>>
>> In the cattail marsh just south of Walding Lane, West Danby, I’ve got more Marsh Wrens, a nice pair of very vocal Virginia Rails out in plain sight, and a male Northern Harrier (used to breed along here, probably still do).
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Date: 6/11/18 6:22 am
From: Kenneth V. Rosenberg <kvr2...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds
I made a rare trip to Danby area yesterday, and we had a male Northern Harrier over the wetland on Hillview Rd and the grassy capped landfill to the south. Not sure how close that is to Walding Lane. Also Virginia Rails in that wetland.

Thanks Geo for keeping track of Acadian Flycatchers in that area as well— we saw the loudly calling bird on Michigan Hollow Rd. We could not find a Worm-eating Warbler, however, despite spending more than an hour scrambling on the steep slope where they usually are. Does anybody know of a territory that is active this summer?

Ken

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> On Jun 11, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> wrote:
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> In the cattail marsh just south of Walding Lane, West Danby, I’ve got more Marsh Wrens, a nice pair of very vocal Virginia Rails out in plain sight, and a male Northern Harrier (used to breed along here, probably still do).
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Date: 6/11/18 4:45 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] West Danby marsh birds
In the cattail marsh just south of Walding Lane, West Danby, I’ve got more Marsh Wrens, a nice pair of very vocal Virginia Rails out in plain sight, and a male Northern Harrier (used to breed along here, probably still do).

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Date: 6/9/18 11:43 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Danby Marsh Wrens, Marsh Hawks, Pied-billed Grebes, Acadian Flycatcher
I paddled around Danby’s Michigan Hollow Marsh (not North Spencer Marsh) this morning from about 5:00 until 8:00. Enjoyed multiple Marsh Wrens, including a pair in a spot that has been occupied for several weeks now. Then I found an obviously paired Pied-billed Grebe twosome, who quietly retreated into the cattails, a likely looking nest site. Mallards and Wood Ducks were leading ducklings around. And a pair of Northern Harriers (“Marsh Hawks” to us old timers) were hunting over the sedge meadows, and being harassed by Red-winged Blackbirds. Believe they’re nesting there again this year.

About 8:30 I drove down the Hollow to find Acadian Flycatcher singing in the same spot as I reported on 5/17.

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Date: 6/9/18 7:16 am
From: Terry P. Mingle <tmingle...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
That’s funny….they don’t seem to have any reviews on Facebook. (Hahaha - probably removed them). https://www.facebook.com/Ironwood-Heavy-Highway-LLC-294538850881715 <https://www.facebook.com/Ironwood-Heavy-Highway-LLC-294538850881715>

I wonder where else we could review them?

—Terry

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> On Jun 9, 2018 , at 10:02 AM, <clr82...> wrote:
>
> Someone else to contact: https://www.ironwoodheavyhighway.com/services/vegetation-management-land-clearing <https://www.ironwoodheavyhighway.com/services/vegetation-management-land-clearing>
>
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> ---------- Original Message ----------
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> To: Karen Edelstein <kle2...>
> Cc: Carol Schmitt <CFSchmitt...>, <mnarif...>, Read Marie <mpr5...>, <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>, Evans Bill <wrevans...>, <dls9...>, <cec222...>
> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
> Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 09:28:12 -0400
>
> They were doing this in my neighborhood in Cortland as well. The trees that they trim look absolutely horrible, and many of them die off in a few years. These people are hacks, pure and simple. My father used to prune our trees (he was a great gardener) and he always took great care to still make the trees and bushes look nice when he was finished. Not these people, they just hack through. Looks more like branches were twisted off or ripped in some places when they get done. It’s sad that they are so careless and (worse) so desensitized to people’s feelings about things on their property (some sentimental) that have been there for years. I understand that they need to protect their investments as well, but the people that come to do it are sometimes not very nice. I once said something about checking for baby birds or other animals, and they were pretty much like….�oh well�……�hazards of the job�……..so rude. Not happy. :-(
>
>
> —Terry
>
> =======================================
>
> On Jun 8, 2018 , at 11:10 PM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> <mailto:<kle2...>> wrote:
>
> Wow. I'm so sorry that happened to you. What a shoddy way of doing business. It's not like they can replace the time it took to put that garden into place. ..
>
> On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 7:24 PM Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt...> <mailto:<cfschmitt...>> wrote:
> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely clear-cut early this winter. Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were sliced off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes happen� and “our guys are only human�. He said I can try to file a claim through their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this, contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any trees they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...> <mailto:<mnarif...>>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>>; Karen L Edelstein <kle2...> <mailto:<kle2...>>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...> <mailto:<CAYUGABIRDS-L...>>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...> <mailto:<wrevans...>>; Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> <mailto:<dls9...>>; Candace Cornell <cec222...> <mailto:<cec222...>>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
>
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email� page: https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html <https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html>
>
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG <https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG> which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
>
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> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
>
>
>
>
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> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.
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Date: 6/9/18 7:04 am
From: <clr82...> <clr82...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Someone else to contact: https://www.ironwoodheavyhighway.com/services/vegetation-management-land-clearing

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Terry P. Mingle" <tmingle...>
To: Karen Edelstein <kle2...>
Cc: Carol Schmitt <CFSchmitt...>, <mnarif...>, Read Marie <mpr5...>, <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>, Evans Bill <wrevans...>, <dls9...>, <cec222...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2018 09:28:12 -0400

They were doing this in my neighborhood in Cortland as well. The trees that they trim look absolutely horrible, and many of them die off in a few years. These people are hacks, pure and simple. My father used to prune our trees (he was a great gardener) and he always took great care to still make the trees and bushes look nice when he was finished. Not these people, they just hack through. Looks more like branches were twisted off or ripped in some places when they get done. It&euro;&trade;s sad that they are so careless and (worse) so desensitized to people&euro;&trade;s feelings about things on their property (some sentimental) that have been there for years. I understand that they need to protect their investments as well, but the people that come to do it are sometimes not very nice. I once said something about checking for baby birds or other animals, and they were pretty much like&euro;.&euro;oh well&euro;&euro;&euro;&euro;hazards of the job&euro;&euro;&euro;..so rude. Not happy. :-(
&euro;&rdquo;Terry =======================================

On Jun 8, 2018 , at 11:10 PM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> wrote:Wow. I'm so sorry that happened to you. What a shoddy way of doing business. It's not like they can replace the time it took to put that garden into place. ..
On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 7:24 PM Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt...> wrote:Our summer garden at our cottage was completely clear-cut early this winter. Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples with a likely mature height of 12&euro;&trade;, and other very small trees were sliced off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened the cottage for the season. I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were considered &euro;&tilde;low-growth compatible&euro;&trade; and not a problem, &euro;&oelig;mistakes happen&euro; and &euro;&oelig;our guys are only human&euro;. He said I can try to file a claim through their website. I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this, contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any trees they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines.Carol Schmitt-----Original Message-----
From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>; Karen L Edelstein <kle2...>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...>; Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>; Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

Marie, Thank you. I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their &euro;&oelig;contact us by email&euro; page: https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I&euro;&trade;ve posted a message there as well). --
muhammad arif
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http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos
https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com From: <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-77717969...> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines I just sent NYSEG the following email:

"I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"

Marie






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Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.

While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.

Your thoughts?
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Date: 6/9/18 6:28 am
From: Terry P. Mingle <tmingle...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
They were doing this in my neighborhood in Cortland as well. The trees that they trim look absolutely horrible, and many of them die off in a few years. These people are hacks, pure and simple. My father used to prune our trees (he was a great gardener) and he always took great care to still make the trees and bushes look nice when he was finished. Not these people, they just hack through. Looks more like branches were twisted off or ripped in some places when they get done. It’s sad that they are so careless and (worse) so desensitized to people’s feelings about things on their property (some sentimental) that have been there for years. I understand that they need to protect their investments as well, but the people that come to do it are sometimes not very nice. I once said something about checking for baby birds or other animals, and they were pretty much like….”oh well”……”hazards of the job”……..so rude. Not happy. :-(

—Terry

=======================================

> On Jun 8, 2018 , at 11:10 PM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> wrote:
>
> Wow. I'm so sorry that happened to you. What a shoddy way of doing business. It's not like they can replace the time it took to put that garden into place. ..
>
> On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 7:24 PM Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt...> <mailto:<cfschmitt...>> wrote:
> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely clear-cut early this winter. Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were sliced off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes happen” and “our guys are only human”. He said I can try to file a claim through their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this, contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any trees they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...> <mailto:<mnarif...>>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>>; Karen L Edelstein <kle2...> <mailto:<kle2...>>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...> <mailto:<CAYUGABIRDS-L...>>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...> <mailto:<wrevans...>>; Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> <mailto:<dls9...>>; Candace Cornell <cec222...> <mailto:<cec222...>>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
>
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email” page: https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html <https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html>
>
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG <https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG> which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
>
> --
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> http://flickr.com/arif-photos <http://flickr.com/arif-photos>
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> From: <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <mailto:<77717969...> <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <mailto:<77717969...>> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>>
> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>
> Phone 607-539-6608
> e-mail <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>
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>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
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Date: 6/9/18 6:15 am
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
NYSEG let us know last year they were going to "trim" roadside trees in our
neighborhood, and would talk to us when they came. They subcontract this
work, and the workers didn't talk to us, and the essentially pillaged the
entire length of South Danby Rd. I contacted them and insisted that they
return and buck up the long pieces into usable firewood sized length. They
did, but only very close to the house. The rest of the road looks like a
twister went through. A very pretty road when we moved here is now quite
ugly, IMO.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 8:28 PM, Alicia <tess...> wrote:

> We pretty much live in the woods but have planted a lot of bird-attracting
> perennials in the opening around our house, which also hosts NYSEG lines.
> Years ago NYSEG left a card on our door saying that they would be 'tree
> trimming' soon and to contact them if we wanted to be notified of the date
> so we could be present. I did that - I think I spoke with someone who
> identified himself as the NYSEG forester? - and he said they would be in
> touch before they came. He also reminded me that within the utility right
> of way that they own, they have a right to remove anything growing there
> that they deem a potential danger to the lines. They actually have not
> cleared the lines here since they left that card, but we hope they would
> follow through and contact us as promised. It has been a lot more than 5
> yrs since then ...
>
> Alicia
>
>
> On 6/8/2018 7:24 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote:
>
> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely *clear-cut* early this
> winter. Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples
> with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were sliced
> off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our
> front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened
> the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the
> damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were
> considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes happen” and
> “our guys are only human”. He said I can try to file a claim through
> their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this,
> contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch
> trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any
> trees they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...> <mnarif...>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...> <mpr5...>; Karen L
> Edelstein <kle2...> <kle2...>; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> <CAYUGABIRDS-L...> <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...> <wrevans...>;
> Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> <dls9...>; Candace Cornell
> <cec222...> <cec222...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
>
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a
> note, here is their “contact us by email” page: https://www.nyseg.com/
> WritetoNYSEG.html
>
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us
> to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/
> NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their
> attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
>
> --
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> http://flickr.com/arif-photos
> http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos
> https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-
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> *Sent:* Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> *To:* Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Cc:* Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> *Subject:* RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush
> hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to
> stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are
> numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts
> will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this
> time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary.
> Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are
> leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
> vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd.
> With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the
> probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly)
> dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere
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> cutting at least until later in the summer.
>
> Your thoughts?
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Date: 6/8/18 11:45 pm
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
We have the same problem with both buried gas line and overhead power lines. They bull dozed a 40 foot wide path through hundreds of feet of our land and left it so bumpy I can’t drive it. The only positive is we now have Field Sparrows.

I HATE NYSE&G

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
www.WilsonsWarbler.com

On Jun 8, 2018, at 11:10 PM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> wrote:

Wow. I'm so sorry that happened to you. What a shoddy way of doing business. It's not like they can replace the time it took to put that garden into place. ..

> On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 7:24 PM Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt...> wrote:
> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely clear-cut early this winter. Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were sliced off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes happen” and “our guys are only human”. He said I can try to file a claim through their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this, contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any trees they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>; Karen L Edelstein <kle2...>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...>; Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>; Candace Cornell <cec222...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
>
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email” page: https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html
>
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
>
> --
> muhammad arif
> http://flickr.com/arif-photos
> http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos
> https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com
>
> From: <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-77717969...> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>
> Phone 607-539-6608
> e-mail <mpr5...>
>
> Website: http://www.marieread.com
> Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/
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> From: <bounce-122625773-5851667...> [<bounce-122625773-5851667...>] on behalf of Karen Edelstein [<kle2...>]
> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.
>
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Date: 6/8/18 8:10 pm
From: Karen Edelstein <kle2...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Wow. I'm so sorry that happened to you. What a shoddy way of doing
business. It's not like they can replace the time it took to put that
garden into place. ..

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 7:24 PM Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt...> wrote:

> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely *clear-cut* early this
> winter. Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples
> with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were sliced
> off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed and left on our
> front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened
> the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the
> damage. He said that although the decorative trees in question were
> considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes happen” and
> “our guys are only human”. He said I can try to file a claim through
> their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this,
> contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch
> trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely remove any
> trees they deem a possible future problem under any of their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>; Karen L Edelstein <kle2...>;
> CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...>; Donna Lee Scott <
> <dls9...>; Candace Cornell <cec222...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
>
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a
> note, here is their “contact us by email” page:
> https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html
>
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us
> to post messages there. I found this page:
> https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless,
> it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
>
> --
> muhammad arif
> http://flickr.com/arif-photos
> http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos
> https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-
> <77717969...> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
> *Sent:* Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> *To:* Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Cc:* Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> *Subject:* RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush
> hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to
> stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are
> numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts
> will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this
> time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary.
> Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are
> leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY 13068 USA
>
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> e-mail <mpr5...>
>
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> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
> vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd.
> With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the
> probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly)
> dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere
> in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay
> cutting at least until later in the summer.
>
> Your thoughts?
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Date: 6/8/18 6:07 pm
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Squirrels, birds and a previous thread
Sat and watched a white pine and its neighboring small maple, as the sun disappeared. At least three little phantom shapes were working the trees, especially the pine. One or more was/were red squirrels and I think one was a chipmunk but maybe all were red squirrels (young? to be so close together?). In any case, they did a very thorough job of running along branches to the tips, including the one where a robin built in May and apparently lost the nest contents soon thereafter. The nest is now on the ground.

That they find (and eat) bird nest contents is no accident…these little guys looked practiced and spatially efficient.

Anne

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Date: 6/8/18 5:29 pm
From: Alicia <tess...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
We pretty much live in the woods but have planted a lot of
bird-attracting perennials in the opening around our house, which also
hosts NYSEG lines.  Years ago NYSEG left a card on our door saying that
they would be 'tree trimming' soon and to contact them if we wanted to
be notified of the date so we could be present.  I did that - I think I
spoke with someone who identified himself as the NYSEG forester? - and
he said they would be in touch before they came.  He also reminded me
that within the utility right of way that they own, they have a right to
remove anything growing there that they deem a potential danger to the
lines.  They actually have not cleared the lines here since they left
that card, but we hope they would follow through and contact us as
promised. It has been a lot more than 5 yrs since then ...

Alicia


On 6/8/2018 7:24 PM, Carol Schmitt wrote:
> Our summer garden at our cottage was completely _clear-cut_ early this
> winter.Low-growth lilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples
> with a likely mature height of 12’, and other very small trees were
> sliced off at the ground.My five bird feeders were removed and left on
> our front steps.Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we
> opened the cottage for the season.
> I made an appointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at
> the damage.He said that although the decorative trees in question were
> considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakes
> happen” and “our guys are only human”.He said I can try to file a
> claim through their website.
> I was told that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this,
> contracting with Ironwood Heavy Highway.Having found that simple
> branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG now will simply completely
> remove any trees they deem a possible future problem under any of
> their power lines.
> Carol Schmitt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
> To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>; Karen L Edelstein
> <kle2...>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...>; Donna Lee Scott
> <dls9...>; Candace Cornell <cec222...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> Marie, Thank you.
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send
> NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email” page:
> https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of
> us to post messages there. I found this page:
> https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but
> regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message
> there as well).
> --
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> http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos
> https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> <bounce-122625976-77717969...>
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> <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>>
> *Sent:* Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
> *To:* Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> *Cc:* Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> *Subject:* RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush
> hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want
> to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this!
> There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose
> breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a
> heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is
> cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have
> finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY  13068 USA
>
> Phone  607-539-6608
> e-mail <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>
>
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> Follow me on Facebook:
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> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
> vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek
> Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned
> about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area
> of (formerly) dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening
> elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on
> NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.
>
> Your thoughts?
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Date: 6/8/18 4:25 pm
From: Carol Schmitt <cfschmitt...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

Our summer garden at our cottage was completely clear-cutearly this winter. Low-growthlilacs, honeysuckle, witch hazel, Japanese maples with a likely mature heightof 12’, and other very small trees were sliced off at the ground. My five bird feeders were removed andleft on our front steps. Mean-spirited and heart-breaking to discover when we opened the cottagefor the season.
I made anappointment for the Auburn NYSEG forester to come look at the damage. He said that although the decorativetrees in question were considered ‘low-growth compatible’ and not a problem, “mistakeshappen” and “our guys are only human”. He said I can try to file a claim through their website.
I wastold that they now have a 5-year program to continue doing this, contractingwith Ironwood Heavy Highway. Having found that simple branch trimming was not effective, NYSEG nowwill simply completely remove any trees they deem a possible future problemunder any of their power lines.
Carol Schmitt
-----Original Message-----

From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
To: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>; Karen L Edelstein <kle2...>; CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
Cc: Bill Evans <wrevans...>; Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>; Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 11:33 am
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines




Marie, Thank you.

I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email” page:https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html

They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page:https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).

--
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http://facebook.com/mnarifphotos
https://mainetomiami.wordpress.com


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Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
To: Karen L Edelstein; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines


I just sent NYSEG the following email:

"I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"

Marie






Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY 13068 USA

Phone 607-539-6608
e-mail <mpr5...>

Website: http://www.marieread.com
Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/
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Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 9:28 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Cc: Paul Paradine; Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.

While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.

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Date: 6/8/18 2:19 pm
From: <khmo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Sounds familiar. We had this battle with NYSEG several years ago when
they were planning to do Rock Cabin Road next to Queen Catharine Marsh.
Many meetings and emails later and we managed to stop them from using
the aquatic approved version of glyphosate entirely and forged an
agreement for them to simply cut and trim. They have many miles of ROW
to maintain and I can understand the need to do some of it during
nesting season though find it distasteful. I would not want to see them
go back to chemical treatment which a lot of noise may engender. I hope
not. Many ROWS can not be accessed during winter, late fall and early
spring do ground conditions. Not easy being a NYSEG ROW maintainer.

By the way, the old QCM group largely dissipated with only Elaine and us
trying to keep an eye on the place.

John

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On 2018-06-08 13:28, Karen Edelstein wrote:

> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
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Date: 6/8/18 11:57 am
From: Karen Edelstein <kle2...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Thanks all...let's keep the comments to NYSEG flowing.

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Date: 6/8/18 11:14 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black terns
Hi all,

During an Audubon van tour yesterday, 6/7, we observed several black terns swooping and feeding above the water at the "Crane Unit" on the end of VanDyne Spoor Rd in Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. I didn't know immediately what they were, and was happy to add them to my life list!

Smaller gull/tern looking bird, dark, "batty" flight, low over the water. A phone call over to the DEC on Morgan Rd helped me figure out the ID!

Happy birding :)

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
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Date: 6/8/18 11:13 am
From: <randi...> <randi...>
Subject: Re: SPAM-LOW: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
I just added my voice to this on the NYSEG page — it looks like I was the third to do so. I’ll also tweet about this using @NYSEandG and #SaveTheBirds.


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> On Jun 8, 2018, at 11:33 AM, Muhammad Arif <mnarif...> wrote:
>
> Marie, Thank you.
>
> I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their “contact us by email” page:https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html <https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html>
>
> They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG <https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG>which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (I’ve posted a message there as well).
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> From: <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <mailto:<bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <mailto:<bounce-122625976-77717969...>> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...> <mailto:<mpr5...>>
> Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
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> Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I just sent NYSEG the following email:
>
> "I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"
>
> Marie
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> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
>
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Date: 6/8/18 10:58 am
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Digital bird guide for Europe?
Can anyone recommend a good digital bird guide for Europe for my iPhone? PLEASE ANSWER to me and not to the list. Thanks!!

Laura

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Date: 6/8/18 8:33 am
From: Muhammad Arif <mnarif...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Marie, Thank you.



I also just sent them an email. If anyone else would like to send NYSEG a note, here is their contact us by email page: https://www.nyseg.com/WritetoNYSEG.html



They also have a Facebook page and it might be worthwhile for some of us to post messages there. I found this page: https://www.facebook.com/NYSEandG which says Binghamton but regardless, it ought to get their attention. (Ive posted a message there as well).



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From: <bounce-122625976-77717969...> <bounce-122625976-77717969...> on behalf of Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 10:19:38 AM
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Cc: Bill Evans; Donna Lee Scott; Candace Cornell
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

I just sent NYSEG the following email:

"I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.

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Date: 6/8/18 7:24 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
This happened w/NYSEG here before leaf-out in spring.
Also Tn of Lansing did along Lansing Station /Algerine/Bill George Roads before leaf-out. So ok for birds here, but bad where you all are!

Donna Scott
Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 8, 2018, at 10:09 AM, Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ithaca...><mailto:<poppysinger.ithaca...>> wrote:

Same thing happened here in Ellis Hollow last summer.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...><mailto:<kle2...>> wrote:
I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.

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Date: 6/8/18 7:19 am
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
I just sent NYSEG the following email:

"I am hearing from others in Tompkins County that clear cutting/brush hogging under powerlines is currently being done in the area. I want to stress that this is entirely the WRONG time of year to do this! There are numerous birds nesting in the utility access areas whose breeding efforts will be destroyed when vegetation is removed. Have a heart PLEASE. At this time of year, this removing vegetative cover is cruel and unnecessary. Please wait until autumn when the birds have finished nesting and are leaving the area for the winter. Thanks!"

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines

I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.

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Date: 6/8/18 7:10 am
From: Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ithaca...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
Same thing happened here in Ellis Hollow last summer.

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> wrote:

> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
> vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd.
> With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the
> probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly)
> dense growth.
>
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> in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay
> cutting at least until later in the summer.
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Date: 6/8/18 7:01 am
From: Melissa Groo <melgroo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
I recently received a postcard from nyseg saying that it will be soon
happening at my place in Brooktondale. I called to speak to the supervisor
for my area to express my concern. He said they wouldn’t be getting to my
road till August. But I have been seeing it happening elsewhere.
Others might want to call proactively.

Melissa

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 8:44 AM AB Clark <anneb.clark...> wrote:

> The powerlines from Warren Road to Dankert Park were also brush hogged and
> cleared of similarly dense growth—many birds along there. About 10 days
> ago.
>
> Anne
>
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> On Jun 8, 2018, at 9:28 AM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> wrote:
>
> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
> vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd.
> With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the
> probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly)
> dense growth.
>
> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere
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> cutting at least until later in the summer.
>
> Your thoughts?
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Date: 6/8/18 6:44 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
The powerlines from Warren Road to Dankert Park were also brush hogged and cleared of similarly dense growth—many birds along there. About 10 days ago.

Anne

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> On Jun 8, 2018, at 9:28 AM, Karen Edelstein <kle2...> wrote:
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> I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd. With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly) dense growth.
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> While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay cutting at least until later in the summer.
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Date: 6/8/18 6:29 am
From: Karen Edelstein <kle2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Clear cutting under powerlines
I was dismayed to see that NYSEG has been clearcutting/brush-hogging
vegetation down to bare ground under the powerlines on Salmon Creek Rd.
With the nesting season still well in process, I'm very concerned about the
probable mortality of birds that has resulted in this area of (formerly)
dense growth.

While I do not know whether this vegetation removal is happening elsewhere
in the county, I would like to see if we can prevail on NYSEG to delay
cutting at least until later in the summer.

Your thoughts?

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Date: 6/8/18 4:17 am
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club annual picnic
Cayuga Bird Club Annual Picnic
June 11, 2018
Myers Point Park, Lansing
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cayuga Bird Club's annual dish-to-pass picnic will be held at Myers Park in Lansing (off route 34B) on Monday, June 11, 2018. Bring a generous dish to share main dish, appetizer, salad, or dessert. Also bring your own place setting, something to drink, and binoculars. There will be a short bird walk after dinner. Come meet and socialize with your fellow bird club members!
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Date: 6/8/18 3:44 am
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Directions needed


Hi folks. Can anyone tell me how to reach BY  CAR the section of Lindsay Parsons closest to where the wormeating warblers tend to hang out? I know how to get to Lindsay Parsons itself. Thanks!Pete Saracino
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Date: 6/7/18 3:40 pm
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip This Sunday: Connecticut Hill
Hi all,

Dave Gislason and I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club field trip this Sunday to Connecticut Hill. Meet to carpool at 7:30 in the Wegmans parking lot (SW corner, away from the store, next to the water channel), or meet at the intersection of Boylan and Connecticut Hill and Lloyd Starks Roads (https://goo.gl/maps/NMi39fmBTA72) around 7:50am.

The nesting warblers and flycatchers and vireos should be well established by now. The weather should be clear and pleasant, starting off a bit chilly but quickly warming up, so dress in layers. We plan to end around noon.

All are welcome, CBC members and the public alike.

FMI, email or call me at (607) 351-9334.

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Date: 6/7/18 11:19 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin
Cracking open sunflower seeds at my feeder!
First one I have seen here this year, but I suppose there could have been others when I was not here.

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Date: 6/5/18 3:21 pm
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Afternoon bird tour with Audubon
June 7, Thursday 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Montezuma Birdwatching Tour

The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an afternoon van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife that call the wetlands their home. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult.

Contact the Montezuma Audubon Center to pre-register! (315) 365-3588 or email <montezuma...>


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Date: 6/5/18 8:53 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW
Thanks for this exciting news, Ken! eBird contains a report from Barb
Matthews from Sapsucker Woods on Sunday morning, with definitive photos of
an adult female Least Bittern: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46295105.
This is the fifth or sixth individual Least Bittern that I've known about
in Sapsucker Woods over the years, and definitely the only one I've heard
about this year (or indeed this past decade).



I went looking for the bittern today, but didn't find it. My consolation
prize was a nice long view of a mother WOOD DUCK and seven ducklings. The
babies still appeared quite small and fuzzy, but did have surprisingly long
and well-developed tail feathers.



Mark Chao



PS. Barb, are you on this list? Congratulations on a tremendous find!













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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW



Hi All,



During my beginner bird walk at Sapsucker Woods yesterday morning, I met a
woman on the trail who showed me her point and shoot camera and asked me
what bird she took a photo of just minutes earlier. It looked to me like a
Least Bittern and asked her where she saw it. My group agreed to look for
this unusual bird. She took us back to the first pond after coming over the
boardwalk from the parking lot, just before one reaches the Owens Platform.
She said it was in the reeds and cattails to the right side of the pond.
All of us looked for several minutes but didn’t see anything. I decided to
slowly sneak up the grassy path to the right of the pond hoping to find it.
It flew out of the cattails and deeper into the back of the pond and out of
sight. But we all got a look at it. After comparing it to everything else I
thought it could be (imm. Green Heron, for example) and looking again at
her picture, I can only come to the conclusion of a Least Bittern.



Has anyone else been seeing one over there?



Ken Haas



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Date: 6/5/18 8:29 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Spoke 2 soon - siskins
We just had 11 Pine Siskin on our rail-feeder at once, and some more calling in the trees. Amazing bird movement. I'l have to send this in to ebird and see about movement in the northeast.


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Date: 6/5/18 8:27 am
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)
I had a single Pine Siskin a few days ago at my feeder, and I had the same experience as Asher...very tame bird, but looked adult...
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Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:19 AM
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Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)

Our siskins are generally tame. I can approach within a few feet of the feeders before they flee. And they don't seem to react at all to my calling the cat, whereas the jays and squirrels run like heck.

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:24 AM, John Confer <confer...><mailto:<confer...>> wrote:

Two days ago (3 June) I heard what I thought was siskin calls near our feader and yesterday two landed on our feeder while at least one more was in a nearby tree. One at the feeder was extremely tame allowing approach within a few feet. Seemed like possible fledgling, but that's only a guess. I haven't heard/seen any other siskins since winter incursion. If they nested in the area, it wasn't very close.


John

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Date: 6/5/18 8:20 am
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)
Our siskins are generally tame. I can approach within a few feet of the
feeders before they flee. And they don't seem to react at all to my calling
the cat, whereas the jays and squirrels run like heck.

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:24 AM, John Confer <confer...> wrote:

> Two days ago (3 June) I heard what I thought was siskin calls near our
> feader and yesterday two landed on our feeder while at least one more was
> in a nearby tree. One at the feeder was extremely tame allowing approach
> within a few feet. Seemed like possible fledgling, but that's only a guess.
> I haven't heard/seen any other siskins since winter incursion. If they
> nested in the area, it wasn't very close.
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Date: 6/5/18 3:24 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins (3+)
Two days ago (3 June) I heard what I thought was siskin calls near our feader and yesterday two landed on our feeder while at least one more was in a nearby tree. One at the feeder was extremely tame allowing approach within a few feet. Seemed like possible fledgling, but that's only a guess. I haven't heard/seen any other siskins since winter incursion. If they nested in the area, it wasn't very close.


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Date: 6/4/18 1:00 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA




 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- June 04, 2018
- NYSY 06.04.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: May 29 - June 04

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: June 04 AT 11:30 a.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on May 29, 2018




Highlights:




LEAST BITTERN

TUNDRA SWAN

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

RED KNOT

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

UPLAND SANDPIPER

AMERICAN AVOCET

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

WESTERN MEADOWLARK

ORCHARD ORIOLE

PINE SISKIN

RED CROSSBILL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     Shorebird species numbers were down to 13 this week but rarities such as AMERICAN AVOCET and other tough to find species such as RED KNOT and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were around.

     5/28: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen in the Thru-way Pools on the Wildlife Drive. It was seen again on the 29th. but not since.

     5/29: This date was the last sighting of the WESTERN MEADOWLARK on 

Armitage Road. A RED KNOT was seen at Tschache Pool. It was found again on the 30th. but not since. SANDHILL CRANE pairs with a colt were seen near the Potato Barn on Rt. 31 and at Knox-Marsellus Marsh

     5/30: PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS were seen at one of the nest box in the forested area of Armitage Road and are believed to be breeding.

     5/31: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and an AMERICAN AVOCET were seen in the Morgan Road Marsh.

     6/1: A (the) AMERICAN AVOCET  was seen at Tschache Pool and later along the Wildlife Drive. 

     6/2: A TUNDRA SWAN was seen from Est Road. A (the ) AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. It was seen there again today.







Cayuga County

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     6/3: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues of West Barrier Park in Fair Haven. 2 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS were seen at Sterling Nature Center.







Oswego County

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     6/3: A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was again seen at Salmon River Falls north of Altmar. A PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder near Mexico.







Onondaga County

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     5/29: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen at Green Lakes State Park. It was seen again of 6/3.

     6/1: A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Hamlin Marsh.

     6/2: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and an ORCHARD ORIOLE were seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at the NBT stadium in Syracuse.

     6/3: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Green Lakes State Park. A CERULEAN WARBLER was found in Cicero Swamp.







Oneida County

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     5/31: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at Spring Farms Nature Center south of Clinton.

     6/1: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was found at Woodford Forest east of Sangerfield.







Herkimer County

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     5/30: A RED CROSSBILL was seen near Little Moose Lake south of Old Forge.

     6/1: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on North Gage Road south of Poland.







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Region 5

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Date: 6/4/18 12:59 pm
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Robins and salamanders
We have a American robin nest above the door to our deck where we can get a great view of all of the activity. The adults are feeding four young which hatched about a week ago. Before flying to the nest they often land on the deck railing to check us out before deciding it is safe to fly to the nest. This affords a good opportunity to see what they are carrying. This afternoon I was surprised to see a whole, young salamander in with the worms in the adults beak! The entire load was fed to one hungry chick. Yesterday we found a dried carcass of a small salamander under the nest on the floor of the deck. According to the “AllAboutBirds.org” website, robins “have rarely been recorded eating shrews, small snakes, and aquatic insects.” Maybe it’s not as rare as previously thought.

Laura

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Date: 6/4/18 11:48 am
From: <tfrank...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW
Hi All,
Not a least bitten, but I saw a green heron in just about that location (flew into the trees at the back of the first pond) a couple of weeks ago.

Tom Frank

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> During my beginner bird walk at Sapsucker Woods yesterday morning, I met a woman on the trail who showed me her point and shoot camera and asked me what bird she took a photo of just minutes earlier. It looked to me like a Least Bittern and asked her where she saw it. My group agreed to look for this unusual bird. She took us back to the first pond after coming over the boardwalk from the parking lot, just before one reaches the Owens Platform. She said it was in the reeds and cattails to the right side of the pond. All of us looked for several minutes but didn’t see anything. I decided to slowly sneak up the grassy path to the right of the pond hoping to find it. It flew out of the cattails and deeper into the back of the pond and out of sight. But we all got a look at it. After comparing it to everything else I thought it could be (imm. Green Heron, for example) and looking again at her picture, I can only come to the conclusion of a Least Bittern.
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Date: 6/4/18 11:39 am
From: Ken Haas <waxwing...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern at SSW
Hi All,

During my beginner bird walk at Sapsucker Woods yesterday morning, I met a woman on the trail who showed me her point and shoot camera and asked me what bird she took a photo of just minutes earlier. It looked to me like a Least Bittern and asked her where she saw it. My group agreed to look for this unusual bird. She took us back to the first pond after coming over the boardwalk from the parking lot, just before one reaches the Owens Platform. She said it was in the reeds and cattails to the right side of the pond. All of us looked for several minutes but didn’t see anything. I decided to slowly sneak up the grassy path to the right of the pond hoping to find it. It flew out of the cattails and deeper into the back of the pond and out of sight. But we all got a look at it. After comparing it to everything else I thought it could be (imm. Green Heron, for example) and looking again at her picture, I can only come to the conclusion of a Least Bittern.

Has anyone else been seeing one over there?

Ken Haas
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Date: 6/2/18 4:24 pm
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Swarovski Binoculars
I am selling my EL10x42 binoculars. They have recently repaired and
returned on 5/16/18. Swarovski repaired the focus mechanism, aligned them,
replaced the eye cups and did an inspection and external cleaning. I am
asking $1300. Please contact me, if you are interested. Thanks.
Ann Mitchell

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Date: 6/2/18 1:57 pm
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

There are a few male cardinals in my neighborhood that are calling incessantly I assume for a mate
for a second nesting. Do they pick a new mate for each nesting or is there something else going on.?





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Date: 6/2/18 10:21 am
From: Regi Teasley <rltcayuga...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow
I don’t have his contact information but Jay McGowan is the crow expert.
The Lab of Ornithology should have the info.

Regi

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> Just discovered a crow on the ground in obvious distress white right wing tag GE, can’t read left tag. 1442 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca not sure who needs to know but assured this list will.
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Date: 6/2/18 10:10 am
From: Erica Jessup <ej36...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow
Thanks everyone, Prof Clark on the way!

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Just discovered a crow on the ground in obvious distress white right wing tag GE, can't read left tag. 1442 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca not sure who needs to know but assured this list will.


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Date: 6/2/18 9:46 am
From: Erica Jessup <ej36...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] downed tagged crow
Just discovered a crow on the ground in obvious distress white right wing tag GE, can't read left tag. 1442 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca not sure who needs to know but assured this list will.


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Date: 6/2/18 9:31 am
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yet another sandhill crane family?
Today while  at Knox Marcellus (MNWR) I noticed a pair of sandhills with 1 colt  in their usual spot. As I was leaving and heading toward the south end of East Rd I spied another pair with a colt! Combined with the pair on Rt. 89 and the one recently observed along Rt. 31 this may make for the 4th family observed on the Reguge this Spring....time will tell.Pete Sar


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Date: 6/1/18 6:58 am
From: Rhea Garen <rg27...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: June 01, 2018
There is a bluebird box right in the middle of the small dog park that is often occupied, so I suspect they'll get used to you. I have wondered at what an ideal location that box might have. The canine presence likely keeps other predators at bay.

Rhea
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Subject: Bluebirds in Garden
From: Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ithaca...>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 07:11:54 -0400
X-Message-Number: 1

I put up a bluebird box on my garden fence early this spring. A pair of
bluebirds moved in right away, which was wonderful! I believe they are
currently raising/feeding their second clutch of babies. During the raising
of the first clutch, I was rarely in the garden and there were no problems.

However, I am finding it rather stressful for the both of us now that it is
summer and I want to garden and they want to feed their young. Last night
was such a pleasant time to be gardening, which is what I did, since it was
cool. The problem is that the parents are fearful of being in their box
when I am around. The second I walk toward the garden, they fly out.

As the evening progressed last night, the parents and babies were crying so
pitifully to be with one another, my heart almost couldn't take it! I
provide them with a basket of mealworms beside their nest box. I was hoping
they would get accustomed to my presence.

Do bluebirds eventually relax around humans? Is there a maximum length of
time that the babies can be without their young without dying from hunger
or stress, while I garden? Does anyone know? I don't want them to move out!

Thanks for any knowledge anyone can share my way!

Poppy



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Date: 6/1/18 6:23 am
From: Bill Evans <wrevans...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink-friendly hay cutting date
A take away from Tom Gavin’s fascinating presentation in Danby this past Tuesday is that if one can hold off on local hay cutting until after July 4, most Bobolinks will have fledged by then. Mid-July even better.

While March was -4 F degrees off average and April –6.5, May was nearly 5 degrees above average (NE Regional Climate Center data). This likely has led to taller grass height than average in central NY this spring, and farmers cutting earlier than average (some fields in Danby have already been cut). Since Bobolink nesting is relatively synchronous from year to year, anticipate greater regional haying mortality for juvenile Bobolinks in 2018.

Bill

On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 1:11 PM, Bill Evans <wrevans...> wrote:

Tom Gavin, biologist and author, will be giving a talk titled “Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Bobolinks in Upstate New York” at Danby Town Hall tonight (1830 Danby Rd./Rte. 96B – about five miles south of Ithaca College). A Professor Emeritus from Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Gavin studied Bobolinks in New York over several decades and is one of the world’s experts on the species.

The ecology & behavior of the Bobolink is astonishing. Folks with hayfields can make a difference in protecting this species if they are able to delay their mowing until after nestling Bobolinks have fledged. Come learn more tonight.

Sponsored by the Danby Community Council. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; seating limited.

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Date: 6/1/18 5:32 am
From: Ray Zimmerman <rz10...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] clay-colored sparrow & scarlet tanager
Both singing behind Warren Hall around 8:15 this morning. The clay-colored sparrow was by the parking lot, the scarlet tanager east a bit further, in the woods.

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Date: 6/1/18 3:56 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Avocet Tschache pool 7AM
Seen from Route 89 near Mays Point Road

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Date: 5/31/18 7:43 pm
From: Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday June 3ed
Hello Everyone,

I will be leading a half-day trip to the Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary, a preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust on Sunday, June 3, 7:00 am - noon. The preserve is located along the outlet of Lake Como in the town of Summerhill, and has a peat swamp and hemlock forest that supports a high diversity of species more commonly found in northern forests. The preserve also protects a number of uncommon or rare plant species. As time permits, we will explore some of the other roads in the area.
Meet for carpooling at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology NORTH parking area at 7:00 am. We will return at noon. Bring a snack and something to drink. Any questions, contact Gladys at <gjb5...><mailto:<gjb5...>.

Good birding,

Gladys

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Date: 5/31/18 8:25 am
From: Sarah Wagner <skw67...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] June 4th - Monday Night Seminar - Dark Ecology: Studying Night-time Bird Migration with Radar
Good Afternoon,

Next week's Monday Night Seminar (June, 4th) features postdocs Cecilia
Nilsson, Kyle Horton, and Adriaan Docktor.

Join us in person in the auditorium or watch online at:
http://dl.allaboutbirds.org/cornelllab-monday-night-seminars

Doors open at 7:00pm. Free, no registration required.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!

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*Dark Ecology: Studying Night-time Bird Migration with Radar*

*Speakers: Cecilia Nilsson, Kyle Horton, Adriaan Dokter *

Join us for an evening exploring what normally goes unseen during migration
season, featuring Cecilia Nilsson, Kyle Horton, and Adriaan Dokter, all
Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellows at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Cecilia will talk about why we use radar to study migration, and how she
uses it to learn about how birds migrate and how their migration is shaped
by winds. Kyle will discuss his use of radar to quantify and forecast
migratory flights, from small to large-scales, highlighting the impact of
anthropogenic light at night on nocturnally migrating birds. Finally,
Adriaan will discuss how he uses the radar network to count the number of
migratory birds leaving and entering the US. In this talk we will explore
not only where birds migrate, but also when and where they die, how
successful they reproduce, and how North America’s avifauna has changed
over the last two decades.

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Date: 5/31/18 4:12 am
From: Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ithaca...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds in Garden
I put up a bluebird box on my garden fence early this spring. A pair of
bluebirds moved in right away, which was wonderful! I believe they are
currently raising/feeding their second clutch of babies. During the raising
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However, I am finding it rather stressful for the both of us now that it is
summer and I want to garden and they want to feed their young. Last night
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cool. The problem is that the parents are fearful of being in their box
when I am around. The second I walk toward the garden, they fly out.

As the evening progressed last night, the parents and babies were crying so
pitifully to be with one another, my heart almost couldn't take it! I
provide them with a basket of mealworms beside their nest box. I was hoping
they would get accustomed to my presence.

Do bluebirds eventually relax around humans? Is there a maximum length of
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Poppy

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Date: 5/30/18 9:13 am
From: Fredric Kardon <fredrickardon...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Our house wren webcam
Here is a screen shot of the eggs (6!). I will add more screenshots from
time to time.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WNIFYL7OcVuaVw2MqwsKlp_kS5RcrOYZ/view?usp=sharing

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Date: 5/29/18 4:27 pm
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Another crane family near refuge.

New family of cranes (1 colt) walking in field across from potato barn on Rt 31. Made a quick trip to Knox and located the Knox family to be sure we weren't seeing the Knox/Marcellus family near the potato barn. Seen with Jackie Baker at today's conclusion of Refuge survey.

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Date: 5/29/18 11:24 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- May 29, 2018
- NYSY 05.29.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: May 21 - May 29

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: May 29AT 1:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on May 21, 2018




Highlights:




LEAST BITTERN

GLOSSY IBIS

SNOWY EGRET

ROSS’S GOOSE

SURF SCOTER

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

RED KNOT

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

UPLAND SANDPIPER

WHIMBREL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

KENTUCKY WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

WESTERN MEADOWLARK

ORCHARD ORIOLE













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     Another good week for shorebirds with 19 species reported at the complex. RED KNOT, WHIMBREL RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and RUDDY TURNSTONES are highlights. ROSS’S GOOSE last reported on 5/25. WESTERN MEADOW LARK last reported 5/27. 

     5/22: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Tschache. This bird or another moved to the Wildlife Drive on 5/24 and was seen up to 5/28.

     5/23: A GLOSSY IBIS and a WHIMBREL WERE seen along the Wildlife Drive. An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was at Tschache. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continues at the forested area on Armitage Road. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Carncross Road. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO AND A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER were seen at the Visitor’s Center.

     5/26: WHIMBRELS were again seen along the Wildlife Drive. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and a LEAST BITTERN were found at Tschache Pool.

     5/28: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     5/29: A RED KNOT is being seen at Tschache .







Cayuga County

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     5/22: 15 RED KNOTS and 2 WHIMBREL were seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven

     5/23 A rare for our area KENTUCKY WARBLER was seen at West Barrier Bar in Fair Haven.

     5/25: RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at West Barrrier Bar in Fair Haven.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     2,771 hawks were counted at Derby this weekOnly 5/22 broke a thousand birds so things are slowing down. This will be the last official week of counting. Thanks again to Anna Stunkel for her great work. 

     5/22: A flock of 52 WHIMBREL flew by.

     5/24: 9 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted.







Oswego County

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     5/21: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was again seen at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard Road.

     5/22: An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues of Gray Road off of Co. Rt. 48 south of Oswego.

     5/23: 62 WHIMBREL and 1 RED KNOW were seen on Oneida Lake from Constantia.

     5/24: 3 WHIMBREL and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES were seen on the islands in Oneida Lake from Mill Street in Constantia.

     5/26: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at Sunset Bay Park on Lake Ontario in Scriba .







Onondaga County

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     5/22: A SURF SCOTER was again seen on Onondaga Lake.

     5/23: A SNOWY EGRET was seen at the Marina in Liverpool on Onondaga Lake.

     5/25: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Dewitt Marsh off of Bridge Street. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Green Lakes State Park. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen in Saint Mary’s Cemetary in Syracuse.

     5/28: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and a LEAST BITTERN were found at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.







Madison County

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     5/24: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Morrow State Forest south of Erieville

     5/26: An OLOVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO wer found at the Mariposa State Forest south of Deruyter.







Oneida County

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     5/23: 2 WHIMBREL were seen at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.

     5/25: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues at Spring Farm Wildlife Sanctuary south of Clinton.

     5/27: A LEAST BITTERN was found at Utica Marsh

     5/28: A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found on perimeter Road at the old Griffiss Air Base.







Herkimer County

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     5/24: An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at a residence north of Dolgeville.

     

     




     

        

   

              

 --end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 5/29/18 10:29 am
From: Bill Evans <wrevans...>
Subject: Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight
Begins at 7PM!

Tom Gavin, biologist and author, will be giving a talk titled “Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Bobolinks in Upstate New York” at Danby Town Hall tonight (1830 Danby Rd./Rte. 96B – about five miles south of Ithaca College). A Professor Emeritus from Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Gavin studied Bobolinks in New York over several decades and is one of the world’s experts on the species.

The ecology & behavior of the Bobolink is astonishing. Folks with hayfields can make a difference in protecting this species if they are able to delay their mowing until after nestling Bobolinks have fledged. Come learn more tonight.

Sponsored by the Danby Community Council. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; seating limited.

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Date: 5/29/18 10:15 am
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight
What time will the talk be?

Thanks!

Nancy

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On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 1:11 PM, Bill Evans <wrevans...>
wrote:

> Tom Gavin, biologist and author, will be giving a talk titled “Ecology,
> Behavior, and Conservation of Bobolinks in Upstate New York” at Danby Town
> Hall tonight (1830 Danby Rd./Rte
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=1830+Danby+Rd./Rte&entry=gmail&source=g>. 96B
> – about five miles south of Ithaca College). A Professor Emeritus from
> Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Gavin studied Bobolinks in
> New York over several decades and is one of the world’s experts on the
> species.
>
> The ecology & behavior of the Bobolink is astonishing. Folks with
> hayfields can make a difference in protecting this species if they are able
> to delay their mowing until after nestling Bobolinks have fledged. Come
> learn more tonight.
>
> Sponsored by the Danby Community Council. Refreshments will be served.
> Free and open to the public; seating limited.
>
> Bill Evans
>
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Date: 5/29/18 10:11 am
From: Bill Evans <wrevans...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bobolink presentation tonight
Tom Gavin, biologist and author, will be giving a talk titled “Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Bobolinks in Upstate New York” at Danby Town Hall tonight (1830 Danby Rd./Rte. 96B – about five miles south of Ithaca College). A Professor Emeritus from Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Gavin studied Bobolinks in New York over several decades and is one of the world’s experts on the species.

The ecology & behavior of the Bobolink is astonishing. Folks with hayfields can make a difference in protecting this species if they are able to delay their mowing until after nestling Bobolinks have fledged. Come learn more tonight.

Sponsored by the Danby Community Council. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; seating limited.

Bill Evans

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Date: 5/29/18 4:48 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red Knot 7:45
Still with peep flock.

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Date: 5/29/18 4:20 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red Knot Tschache
Looks like a Red Knot In with a small peep flock. Seen from Route 89 near Mays Point Road

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Date: 5/28/18 3:37 pm
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] More Acadian Flycatchers
I took a 5:00 pm walk into the Cayuta Outlet Gorge along the FLT. Within half an hour I’d found three different singing male Acadian Flycatchers. The one farthest down the gorge was about at 42.33772°N 76.72720°W

-Geo
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Date: 5/28/18 3:15 pm
From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Photos of Lawrence's Warbler, Logan Hill, 2 weeks ago
Finally got around to posting photos of the Lawrence's Warbler (Blue x
Golden -Winged Warbler) from Logan Hill two weeks ago (13 May 2018),
embedded in this eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45628519

Also from that visit was this eye-level video of a singing Ovenbird:


https://www.facebook.com/suan.yong/videos/10216680270657147/UzpfSTQyMzcyMzI2NDMzMjE2MToxNjk0NzUzMzAzODk1ODEx/

Suan

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Date: 5/28/18 2:33 pm
From: Bard Prentiss <bvanwoert13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dryden MerLIns

Two merLIns were cavorting over Union and east maim streets in Dryden this afternoon.
Best,
Bard

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Date: 5/28/18 1:43 pm
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Houghton Land Preserve, Sun 5/27 and Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve, Mon 5/28
On Sunday, on the third outing of this year’s Finger Lakes Land Trust
Spring Bird Quest (FLLT SBQ), the rains held off long enough for five
optimistic birders (including three of us from Ithaca and two all the way
from Canadice) to enjoy a slow walk around the new Houghton Land Preserve
in Corning.



Our first highlight was a pair of SCARLET TANAGERS, which followed each
other closely through an apparent nesting territory right next to the
trail. We found a few more tanagers throughout the morning, along with
many OVENBIRDS, RED-EYED VIREOS, and EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, plus a couple of
VEERIES, a WOOD THRUSH, and a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER. Together these
birds provided a tidy illustration of an ecological guild of birds of
mature eastern deciduous forests. We also found a pair of HAIRY
WOODPECKERS around a nest hole.



The other highlight of the morning shouldn’t have been a surprise, because
I found it here just the other day. But again the two-part song confused
me until we spotted the bird high above. It was a male BLACKBURNIAN
WARBLER, the first of two we found. We could hear this bird singing even
from 80 yards up the trail, from the corner of the big grassy field. Here
we could also hear a lone BOBOLINK singing. I think that this had to be
the first time I had ever simultaneously found territorial males of these
two species.



Then on Memorial Day, thirteen birders joined me for the year’s final SBQ
walk, this time at the Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve in West
Danby. It took a lot of walking and waiting and watching, but in the end,
our work paid off with highlights filling the cup and spilling over. Here
they are:



* Singing PRAIRIE WARBLER and BOBOLINK teed up on pine trees near the bench
atop the open slope on the blue-blazed trail – long, dazzling,
frame-filling scope views for everyone

* More long scope views of several charismatic species – INDIGO BUNTING,
BALTIMORE ORIOLE, WOOD DUCKS (9+ males on Coleman Lake), and EASTERN
KINGBIRD

* A pair of EASTERN TOWHEES together in the island of brush and trees at
the bottom of the first open field. The female carried a very fat green
caterpillar to an unseen nest.

* A singing SCARLET TANAGER not far from here, still spectacular even in a
brief view at a great distance

* Two BROWN THRASHERS along the final stretch of blue-blazed trail before
it enters the woods on the way to the railroad tracks

* Several CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, a few BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, and a
few AMERICAN REDSTARTS scattered throughout – the first two species only
briefly seen and the latter not at all

* A MOURNING WARBLER heard singing in the first patch of woods near the
parking lot

* A few ALDER FLYCATCHERS heard singing, including two within earshot of
each other near the northern pond complex

* The weekend’s only COMMON RAVEN, first spotted by Rick Lightbody (one of
about 20 species found today but not on the SBQ walks on Saturday and
Sunday)

* Two sightings, by just a few group members each time (not me), of
presumed YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, plus another cuckoo heard calling. I need
to check recordings to confirm what that one was – it was mellow and husky.

* At least six GREAT BLUE HERON nests atop the flooded snags in the pond on
Sylvan Road, including at least eight cute half-grown chicks



Even at such a great place as Lindsay-Parsons, you can’t count on so much
excellent viewing on a single outing, especially with a big group like this
one – but we got it!



I ended up with a modest 65 species for the weekend, not counting a WILD
TURKEY whose feathers we found on the trail at the High Vista Preserve, nor
a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD that others found but I missed at Coleman Lake
today. Sorry that I didn’t get more ambitious about racking up species at
these and other preserves. But I do think that our groups maxed out the
enjoyment of birds we did find. So I feel very satisfied, and I hope
everyone else does too.



Thanks to all for a fantastic weekend!



Mark Chao

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Date: 5/28/18 11:54 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban pewee
Hi Suan,


It is interesting that Eastern Wood Pewe select territories in canopy gaps in forested landscapes. I imagine in most urban areas the gap is close the the largest tolerated and the forest pretty near the minimum. At any rate, pewees are one of the obligate forest species that benefit from selective logging that creates forest gaps.


John

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Urban pewee

I was surprised to hear an eastern wood-pewee singing in the fall creek neighborhood, one block north of the baseball field north of BJM school/GIAC.

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Date: 5/28/18 11:12 am
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins
Still many here in the hemlock forest. They are the predominating birds at
our feeders.

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Date: 5/28/18 10:03 am
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Urban pewee
I was surprised to hear an eastern wood-pewee singing in the fall creek neighborhood, one block north of the baseball field north of BJM school/GIAC.

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Date: 5/28/18 7:25 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OOB Evening Grosbeaks
EVENING GROSBEAKS, Two different small groups seen a few miles apart near Rt. 60 on same morning, while in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, a week & a half ago.

Also saw several (13-14) species of warblers (incl. 4 diff sp in one small birch tree) , Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Blue Headed Vireo, Veery, Wood Thrush, Winter Wren, E Phoebe, White-crowned, White-throated, Song, Savannah, & Chipping Sparrows, Ravens, A Crow, Broad -winged Hawk, Gray, & Blue Jays, Spruce Grouse displaying, Ruffed Grouse, seen & heard 'drumming', all 3 Merganzer spp. , Black, Bufflehead & Mallard Ducks, CA Geese, A. Robin, Kingfisher, C. Loon, BC Chickadees (incl. 1 making a Boreal-chickadee-like nasal dee dee call!), RB & WB Nuthatch, Pileated, Downy, Red bellied Woodpeckers, N Flicker, YB Sapsucker pairs, possible heard Black Backed Woodpecker, GB Heron, C Grackle, RW Blackbird, Rusty BB, E Starling, Barn & Tree Swallow, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Ring Billed Gull, DC Cormorant, T Vultures.

Plus, Pine Marten, Snowshoe Hare, 4 diff Moose, many Painted Turtles incl. those being released by researchers in Wolf Howl Pond, big frogs, toads, butterflies, & many interesting Beaver dams.

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Date: 5/28/18 6:42 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin
I have not had a Pine Siskin here in NW Lansing for a year.
I was just in Algonquin Provincial Park Ontario and FOR THE FIRST TIME in my many years visiting there, I saw PINE SISKINS almost every place I went!
That I knew of, I had never seen them there before.

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Had a big surprise this morning with a lone Pine Siskin on the nijer feeder. I’ve had them in spring before, but not this late. It didn’t stay long.
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Date: 5/28/18 6:37 am
From: Carol Keeler <carolk441...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin
Had a big surprise this morning with a lone Pine Siskin on the nijer feeder. I’ve had them in spring before, but not this late. It didn’t stay long.
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Date: 5/27/18 7:48 am
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018
Thanks to YOU Dave for taking the time and energy and talent to set this up. Great experience with lots of good, knowledgeable people. I've definitely grown in my confidence with  shorebird identification.See you again in late summer!Pete Sar


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-------- Original message --------From: David Nicosia <daven102468...> Date: 5/27/18 9:59 AM (GMT-05:00) To: NY Birds <nysbirds-l...>, Cayuga birds <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>, <broomebirds...> Cc: "Van Beusichem, Andrea" <andrea_vanbeusichem...>, "Ziemba, Linda" <linda_ziemba...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018
All, 
We had an awesome turnout for the second spring shorebird walk along part of the restricted area of Tschache Pool.  I estimated at least 45 people as some came later and others left  earlier. There were 27 cars parked at the parking area by the tower at Tschache at one point! This was the second walk for the spring shorebird season at Tschache allowed by the Montezuma Refuge staff. Much thanks to

Andrea VanBeusichem for organizing these walks.  
The weather was very warm and humid and after a string of warm days and south winds we did't have the numbers of shorebirds as last week as many have moved on. However, we still had 9 species of shorebirds which offered excellent looks including close views of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN (breeding plumage), WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (breeding plumage), SEMIPALMATED and LEAST SANDPIPERS. There was also a nice adult breeding EURASIAN WIGEON. We had many top-notch birders along which made a big difference in finding birds and teaching people about shorebirds for such a large group. I couldn't have done this alone.  A BIG thanks to these folks.  I would also like to thank Mike DeWispelaere who came up with me all the way from Norwich and took some nice photos and kept the checklist. We totaled 72 species many of which we heard in the woods adjacent to Tschache. 
Our ebird list can be found here with photos....https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46038624

Best,Dave Nicosia 





 


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Date: 5/27/18 6:59 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Tschache Pool Spring Shorebird Walk May 26th, 2018
All,

We had an awesome turnout for the second spring shorebird walk along part
of the restricted area of Tschache Pool. I estimated at least 45 people as
some came later and others left earlier. There were 27 cars parked at the
parking area by the tower at Tschache at one point! This was the second
walk for the spring shorebird season at Tschache allowed by the Montezuma
Refuge staff. Much thanks to Andrea VanBeusichem for organizing these
walks.

The weather was very warm and humid and after a string of warm days and
south winds we did't have the numbers of shorebirds as last week as many
have moved on. However, we still had 9 species of shorebirds which offered
excellent looks including close views of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN
(breeding plumage), WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (breeding plumage), SEMIPALMATED
and LEAST SANDPIPERS. There was also a nice adult breeding EURASIAN WIGEON.
We had many top-notch birders along which made a big difference in finding
birds and teaching people about shorebirds for such a large group. I
couldn't have done this alone. A BIG thanks to these folks. I would also
like to thank Mike DeWispelaere who came up with me all the way from
Norwich and took some nice photos and kept the checklist. We totaled 72
species many of which we heard in the woods adjacent to Tschache.

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Date: 5/26/18 4:45 pm
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] High Vista and Hinchcliff (FLLT preserves in Skaneateles Lake watershed), Sat 5/26
This morning I led bird walks at the High Vista Preserve and the Hinchcliff
Family Preserve in southern Onondaga County up on the western slopes of
Skaneateles Lake, to kick off this year’s Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring
Bird Quest.



Our first group – comprising birders from Ithaca, Aurora, Auburn,
Skaneateles, and even all the way from California – converged at 7:30 AM at
High Vista, along Vincent Hill Road. We found an excellent variety of
songbirds right by the parking area, including a singing MOURNING WARBLER,
at least four CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, a pair of YELLOW-THROATED VIREOS, two
INDIGO BUNTINGS, a SCARLET TANAGER, a couple of male BALTIMORE ORIOLES, and
an EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE. The Chestnut-sided Warblers were about as
cooperative and conspicuous as I’ve ever seen, and I think most or all of
us saw the orioles and the wood-pewee. But alas, the other birds stayed
mostly hidden, yielding views to only subsets of us, or to none of us at
all.



In the woods, which have some of the densest understory I’ve recently seen
in a local forest, we heard two more singing Mourning Warblers, plus
several HOODED WARBLERS on territory, some OVENBIRDS, VEERIES, a WOOD
THRUSH, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and others. Again, however, we didn’t
manage to see any of these birds. Still, I think we got a sense of the
serenity and lush vitality of those woods. And I think I had already
reached my highest single-outing Mourning Warbler count ever.



At 9:30, a spirited majority from the 7:30 walk rejoined me, plus a few new
arrivals, at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve just five minutes north along
Covey Road. Immediately upon arrival, several of us got views of a BROWN
THRASHER that flew from the edge of the parking area back the hedgerow
along the entry road. Then we proceeded slowly around the preserve. We
took our time enjoying common birds such as Common Yellowthroat, Red-winged
Blackbird, and American Goldfinch, and again got a couple of nice views of
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. In the shady woods, cooled by breezes sweeping up
from the lake, we found more of the same forest birds as at High Vista,
including 3+ HOODED WARBLERS, SCARLET TANAGER, WOOD THRUSH, VEERY,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and AMERICAN REDSTARTS in the sunny patches. But
again we whiffed on getting more than the most fleeting views.



We ended the morning with a slow walk back up the slope at the southern
edge of the big grassy field. Here we heard BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, EASTERN
TOWHEE, and a very close but still stubbornly invisible Chestnut-sided
Warbler singing its smooth, unemphatic alternate song. Finally, to cap off
our morning of vociferous but visually secretive birds, we got very close
to another loudly singing MOURNING WARBLER in some dense edge habitat not
far from the parking area. This time, a couple of us at least (not I) got
a long look at the bird deep in a tangle of twigs and leaves.



So a big question for me today is whether these 4+ Mourning Warblers were
passage migrants or summer breeders on territory. My guess is the former,
because I haven’t found these species in these preserves before, and also
because that Black-throated Green Warbler was also presumably a late
still-northbound migrant.



I’m hopeful that the weather tomorrow morning will cooperate long enough to
allow for a safe and fun (and maybe even dry) walk at the new Houghton Land
Preserve along Spencer Hill Road in Corning, starting at 8 AM. I look
forward to seeing some of you there!



Mark Chao

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Date: 5/25/18 11:28 am
From: Judith Thurber <jathurber...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] snowy egret Eaton Marsh
Snowy Egret continues at Eaton Marsh on wildlife trail MZNWR.

Judy Thurber
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Date: 5/25/18 5:38 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black-bellied Plover, Myers Point
A breeding plumage Black-bellied Plover is currently at Myers Point, on the
spit for a while and now back on a log off the end of Salt Point.

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Date: 5/25/18 3:35 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] snowy egret Eaton Marsh
Close looks 6:30 a.m. Friday

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Date: 5/24/18 1:39 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Bobolinks, Purple Martins, Clay-colored Sparrow, Orchard Orioles.
I was at Allan H Treman State Marine Park this morning. The field north of the marina had a male BOBOLINK singing over it, sometimes close to the ground, but at least once in flight higher than the Osprey platform. Over the lake far to the north I saw at least 1 female & 3 male PURPLE MARTINS. Somewhere along the western grassy path almost to the north corner I heard three “bzzzzz bzzzz” songs of a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW when I was on the northern grassy path, but I did not hear it when I was closer, nor did I see it. There are also ORCHARD ORIOLES in that area, a male singing and a female with nesting material, but I did not see where she took it.

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Date: 5/24/18 7:01 am
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Knox Sandhill Crane colts
Pete’s post reminded me that we never posted that Sandhills had 2 tiny colts at Knox-Marcellus on Sunday. I did text the 8 Stilt Sandpipers there down in front. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 5/24/18 6:26 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Sapsucker Woods, NE Ithaca Th 5/24
I found a satisfying variety of migrants and other birds early on Thursday
morning.



Stewart Park (5:30-6:20 AM)

ORCHARD ORIOLE (one immature male singing and singing from trees near
boathouse – last year an immature male and a female offered very good
viewing here into July, nesting at least until giant music festival)

YELLOW-THROATED VIREO (sang for a long time from one perch atop a tall
cottonwood at northern base of bridge to Renwick Wildwood – beautiful to
hear, somewhat satisfying to watch despite the great height)

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (several, including one male with a surprisingly yellow
bill to go with unsurprisingly yellow legs)

ALDER FLYCATCHER (heard calling – Wee Hao Ng found this bird over on the
golf course)

BALD EAGLE (immature seen flying over near waters, eastbound)



plus fine viewing of common expected species such as Blue-gray
Gnatcatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, etc.



Sapsucker Woods (6:50-7:30 AM)

BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (one male singing from high in an oak near 91
Sapsucker Woods Road)

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (a few singing)

EASTERN BLUEBIRD (male on wire next to knoll with Tree Swallow nest boxes –
very reliable here)

ALDER FLYCATCHER (one singing in Fuller Wetlands)

WOOD DUCK (two males together on pond)

BARRED OWL (heard hooting once, apparently from the southern part of the
Severinghaus Trail loop – not seen)



Simsbury Drive (8:20 AM)

WILSON’S WARBLER (male seen singing and catching insects – a first for our
yard)

LEAST FLYCATCHER (maybe also a first for us here at home – at least I don’t
remember any precedent).



Mark Chao



PS. The weather forecast for this weekend’s Finger Lakes Land Trust
Spring Bird Quest is less than ideal (heat on Saturday, thunderstorms on
Sunday and Monday). I will still plan to go to the sites at the appointed
start times no matter what the weather (well, unless there is a tornado
warning or something like that). But I will also be ready to curtail the
walks if the conditions don’t seem safe or at all enjoyable. I am still
optimistic that we will have a good time. If you have any questions,
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Date: 5/24/18 5:55 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern, Marsh Wrens
An early morning paddle in Michigan Hollow Marsh (not North Spencer Marsh) produced a couple of singing Marsh Wrens and a Least Bittern (flushed at very close range!)

-Geo
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Date: 5/23/18 6:41 pm
From: psaracin <psaracin...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill cranes and colt

2 sandhill cranes with one colt at Wilgoose/MNWR/Rt.89 near Goose Haven seen tonight (5/23/18) with Jackie Baker after eagle nest check durvey. 






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Date: 5/23/18 2:51 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma NWR Spring Guided Shorebird Walk #2 Tschache Pool This Saturday May 26th 7:00 am
All,

As a reminder, *this Saturday May 26th 7 am-noon,* we are going to do
another guided shorebird walk around a part of Tschache Pool Montezuma NWR
that has extensive mudflats. This trail is normally restricted so this is
an excellent opportunity to see this part of the refuge. Last Saturday,
there were a lot of shorebirds here with rough estimates up to 2000 birds,
and 14 species at least. The snowy egret also has been frequenting
Tschache recently as well as a red-necked phalarope. I know that many
Whimbrels have been on the move along with other shorebirds. The weather is
expected to be warm and humid with a chance for showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. We should be done by noon the latest, so the weather is
looking good.

Meet at the *Montezuma Visitor's Center at 7 am* and we may quickly do
wildlife drive first before walking the trail at Tschache Pool like we did
last week.

I would like to extend much thanks to Andrea Van Beusichem and all the
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opportunity to see our migrating spring shorebirds!

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Date: 5/22/18 8:16 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Tschache: Red-necked Phalarope, Ruddy Turnstone, etc
This afternoon Reuben Stoltzfus and I happened to converge on the tower by Tschache Pool (NYS-89 immediately north of I-90) at Montezuma NWR.

The continuing SNOWY EGRET was out in the marsh, much smaller and a bit more active than the several GREAT EGRETS. Reuben, who noticed it first, said it was eating insects.

What really caught our eye was a large concentration of shorebirds on distant mud (the pool has been drained) as far to the right as we could see from the tower. Most prominent were the BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, of which I counted 31 including a couple in non-breeding plumage which showed their black axillaries during short flights. Below the plovers was a carpet of mostly DUNLIN, likely a couple hundred, in breeding plumage. Among them were also several (20?) breeding plumage DOWITCHERS, probably Short-billed by the timing (which was reported there a few days ago), but they were too distant and busy among other birds for me to be certain. I find dowitchers tricky to speciate except the juveniles.

Reuben also picked out a breeding plumage female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE surrounded by Dunlin but busily working back and forth in a puddle in the mud flat. It had black plumage from the thin straight bill up onto the entire crown and upper face. It had a prominent white patch on the lower face. Brick red plumage covered the neck all the way around, but the gray below the red extended higher in the middle of the front, as did the white of the belly. This was only the second time I had seen this plumage, and even though the light conditions were good it was difficult to view due to distance, its activity, and so many Dunlin in the way even though they were not quite as active.

We decided to try looking from the side of NYS-89 where the shoulders are wide just south of South Mays Point Road. I was able to scope through some weeds on the berm while standing on the pavement, but we both benefited from scoping while standing in the bed of Reuben’s driver’s pickup truck. Then I could see another spread of closer birds, including many SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS.

After Reuben had to leave, something scared up many of the nearer birds, and I picked out a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER in flight among them. I had also seen SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS farther away, beyond the DUNLIN crowd near the edge of marsh vegetation.

The BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS had flown toward the back of Tschache Pool just as we were about to leave the tower, but I got my scope on them in flight and saw among them 4 birds with similar shape but smaller overall, with relatively longer narrower wings, and unmarked brown all over, which I interpreted to be AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER.

Unfortunately an immature Bald Eagle spooked the entire mixed flock of Dunlin, dowitchers, and the phalarope, and I could not see where they went. Fortunately one bird did not leave: a breeding plumage RUDDY TURNSTONE which we had overlooked remained standing on a log. After awhile it flew toward me and closer to the berm thus also out of sight. There were quite possibly other species which we missed as well, as our attention had been focused on the phalarope.

Also near the tower were a black-throated green male ORCHARD ORIOLE, a singing BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and the usual WILLOW FLYCATCHER, YELLOW WARBLER, etc. SWAMP SPARROWS and MARSH WRENS sang from the marsh, etc.

- - Dave Nutter


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Date: 5/22/18 12:25 pm
From: Tim Gallagher <twg3...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Book reading this Thursday at Buffalo Street Books
I hope my Ithaca-area friends will join me this Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:00 at Buffalo Street Books (Dewitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY). I’ll be reading from my latest book, Born to Fish (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018). I’ll admit it’s not a bird book, but it does have a strong conservation element, covering the efforts of my good friend Greg Myerson to help save the Atlantic Coast population of striped bass, which are now in serious decline from overfishing and pollution.



The book has been praised by Helen Macdonald (author of H is for Hawk), who writes, “This is an extraordinary story of one man’s obsession, a tale of passion, brutality, tragedy, and redemption. It’s a book about a love of fishing that tackles the deepest themes of life and family, of history, education, masculinity, and America, and shows us not only how the natural world can be a place of grace, but a soul's complicated and beautiful savior;” Bobby Kennedy, Jr.; and Audubon Magazine’s Ted Williams.



In addition to reading from my new book, I’ll be glad to answer questions about raptors, Ivory-billed Woodpeckers, and other birds.


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Date: 5/22/18 9:24 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Owl no longer present at aforementioned spot
Sorry -- I meant east of the map stand. In any case, I just walked by the
spot again after leaving and did not find the owl. Still, this vicinity
might be worth a careful look, especially if you hear agitated nuthatches
and other songbirds.

It was certainly unusual to see an owl so close and out in the open for so
long (10+ minutes). I wonder if maybe there are young nearby, or if a
school group before me called it in...

Mark

MC
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> There is an adult BARRED OWL out in the open right near the trail about
> 100 meters south of the map stand on the Wilson/Severinghaus Trail in
> Sapsucker Woods (11:55 AM Tuesday).
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> Mark Chao
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Date: 5/22/18 9:11 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cooperative Barred Owl in Sapsucker Woods, Tues 5/22 11:55 AM
There is an adult BARRED OWL out in the open right near the trail about 100
meters south of the map stand on the Wilson/Severinghaus Trail in Sapsucker
Woods (11:55 AM Tuesday).

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Date: 5/21/18 4:53 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

 RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- May 21, 2018
- NYSY 05.21.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: May 15 - May 21

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: May 21AT 6:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on May 15, 2018




Highlights:




RED-THROATED LOON

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

LEAST BITTERN

SNOWY EGRET

BRANT

ROSS’S GOOSE

BLACK VULTURE

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

AMERICAN AVOCET

WILSON’S PHALAROPE

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

UPLAND SANDPIPER

STILT SANDPIPER

LITTLE GULL

FORSTER’S TERN

WHIP-POOR-WILL

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

ACADIAN FLYCATCHER

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

PHILADELPHIA VIREO

GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH

PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

PRAIRIE WARBLER

CONNECTICUT WARBLER

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW

WESTERN MEADOWLARK

ORCHARD ORIOLE













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     Shorebird season is here with 17 species reported this week. The highloght was the AMERICAN AVOCET seen from 5/17 to 5/19 at Benning Marsh.

     The WESTERN MEADOWLARK continues at Armitage road just west of Rt.89. The ROSS’S FOOSE has moved to Benning Marsh on the Wildlife Drive. The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was last reported on 5/17 in the main pool.

     5/15: A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported at the Morgan Road Marshes. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has again been found at Carncross road and was reported through 5/20.

     5/16: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER is again being seen on Mays Point Road.

     5/17: 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at East Road. A SNOWY EGRET was found at Norht Spring Pool and was seen through 5/20. PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS continue at the forested area of Armitage Road. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Tschache Pool.

     5/18: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen at Tschache Pool.

     5/19: STILT SANDPIPER(S) were seen at Tschache Pool and along the Wildlife Drive.

     5/20: A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was reported from Marten’s Tract.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     It was a slow week at Derby as the Hawk Watch starts to count down. Only 989 raptors were counted this week. Other highlights were a BLACK VULTURE on 5/17 and a GOLDEN EAGLE and 44 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on 5/20.







Oswego County

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     5/15: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH were seen at Sunset Bay park.

     5/17: A WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at Roosevelt Road north of Constantia.A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found on McClaud Road on the north shore of Oneida Lake.

     5/19: A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was reported on Hinman Road north of Pulaski. A LEAST BITTERN was heard on Depot Road in West Monroe. 110 BRANT were seen in flight from 3 Mile Bay on Oneida Lake.

     5/20: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Sunset Bay Park.

     5/21: A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found at the Rt. 6 wetlands north of Rt. 3. An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER has returned to Gray Road west of Rt. 48 and south of Oswego.







Onondaga County

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     5/16: A PRAIRIE WARBLER was found at Green Lakes State Park.

     5/17: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen at a private residence in Fairmont.

     5/18: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on #2 Road south of Manlius. A LEAST BITTERN and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were found at the Dewitt Marsh and Landfill. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Kirkville Pools in Kirkville.

     5/19: A SNOWY EGRET was again seen at Onondaga Lake, this time at the Liverpool Marina. It has been seen through 5/21.

     5/20: 2 WHIMBREL were seen on the rocky spit at Liverpool Marina on Onondaga Lake. An ORCHARD ORIOLE was found at Green Lakes State Park. 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at 3 Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.







Cayuga County

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     5/16: A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER were seen at West Barrier Park at Fair Haven

     5/17: A LITTLE GULL was found at West Barrier Park in Fair Haven.







Madison County

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     5/15: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Poolville south of Hamilton.

     5/20: 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were spotted on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.







Oneida County

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     5/18: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at the Deerfield Grasslands south of Poland.

     




Herkimer county

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     5/16: A GREAT EGRET was seen at the McKoons Road Pond north of Richfield Springs.




     

   

              

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Date: 5/21/18 4:39 pm
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] siskin young
We are honored!

Laura

Laura Stenzler
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On May 21, 2018, at 5:57 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...><mailto:<nutter.dave...>> wrote:

I think Siskins are fairly nomadic, and they breed wherever they like. Congratulations on maintaining Siskin habitat.

- - Dave Nutter

On May 21, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Laura Stenzler <lms9...><mailto:<lms9...>> wrote:

Hi all,
We still have several pine siskins coming to our feeders. This afternoon I saw a siskin feeding two persistently begging fledglings. I didn't realize they breed around here!
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Date: 5/21/18 2:57 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] siskin young
I think Siskins are fairly nomadic, and they breed wherever they like. Congratulations on maintaining Siskin habitat.

- - Dave Nutter

> On May 21, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Laura Stenzler <lms9...> wrote:
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> Hi all,
> We still have several pine siskins coming to our feeders. This afternoon I saw a siskin feeding two persistently begging fledglings. I didn't realize they breed around here!
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Date: 5/21/18 1:46 pm
From: Laura Stenzler <lms9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] siskin young
Hi all,
We still have several pine siskins coming to our feeders. This afternoon I saw a siskin feeding two persistently begging fledglings. I didn't realize they breed around here!
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Date: 5/21/18 11:37 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Houghton Land Preserve (new FLLT preserve in Corning), Mon 5/21
On Monday morning, I decided to scout out the Houghton Land Preserve, where
I’ll lead a bird walk on Sunday for the Finger Lakes Land Trust Spring Bird
Quest (SBQ). Comprising 194 acres of woods and a vast grassy field, this
is the Land Trust’s newest preserve, donated to the Land Trust in 2016 by
Jamie and Maisie Houghton and then opened to the public in October 2017.



I found a pretty interesting variety of birds. Here are some highlights.



* At least five BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS in the treetops – two adult males,
two or more pale females, and one intermediate bird with a dark face and
the apparent beginnings of a red throat. I think that the latter bird was
a first-year male – something I’ve seen only a few times ever. At one
point, four of the Bay-breasted Warblers were together in one tree!



* A good variety of other warblers, including BLACKBURNIAN (2 males singing
somewhat atypical two-part songs, briefly confirmed by sight); BLACKPOLL (1
silent male foraging high among oak catkins); BLACK-THROATED GREEN (1
singing male), PINE (singing in a pitch pine copse); YELLOW-RUMPED (4+
singing presumably on territories); CHESTNUT-SIDED (one heard only at edge
of woods); TENNESSEE (2+ singing typically, one or more singing more of a
two-part song but still very intense like normal Tennessee song); NASHVILLE
(heard only – I could be wrong, but this two-part song sounded typical to
me); OVENBIRD; AMERICAN REDSTART; and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT.



* One singing YELLOW-THROATED VIREO and one BLUE-HEADED VIREO among many
RED-EYED VIREOS



* One YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO heard issuing its knocking call



* About half a dozen SCARLET TANAGERS, including an apparent pair together.



* One or more BOBOLINKS singing in the big grassy field.



Here is my eBird checklist with full details.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45898387



I can’t promise that we will find quite so many birds on Sunday – but I
look forward to trying! If you’re interested in joining me or otherwise
supporting the SBQ, you can check out these links:



About the Houghton Land Preserve walk:
http://www.fllt.org/events/spring-bird-quest-houghton-land-preserve/

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Date: 5/21/18 3:15 am
From: Annette Nadeau <anadeau336...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was calling in my yard here in Brooktondale at about
6 am. I can still hear it, but from farther to the south.

Annette
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Date: 5/20/18 1:28 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalaropes continue Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY
All,

I found a lone red-necked phalarope around 7 am this morning on the mudflat
adjacent to the Susquehanna River across from River Rd Endwell, NY. The
bird flew out of sight and behind some trees that made it hard to refind. I
returned later in the morning and was happy to find 2 red-necked
phalaropes, apparently a male and female actively foraging in a puddle in
the mudflat area close to where I had it earlier this morning. These birds
were cooperative and many birders got to see them which was awesome. This
looks to be a first county record for Broome for this species. As of 400
pm, the birds were still being viewed from River Rd Endwell.

I attached some terrible quality digiscope images of both birds.
see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45857153

Best,
Dave Nicosia

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Date: 5/20/18 10:41 am
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Forester’s Tern
At Marina at Union Springs with lots of Common Terns.
Ann

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Date: 5/20/18 6:08 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-Necked Phalarope Broome Co. River Road Endwell, NY
All,

I just had a gorgeous female RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in the mudflat area
across the Susquehanna River from the guard rail on River Rd Endwell. The
bird was on the edge of the mudflat at the river's edge with spotted
sandpipers and least sandpipers. The bird unfortunately flushed with the
other shorebirds and flew behind some trees and out of sight. The bird
either dropped into the mudflats behind these trees which are hard to see
from the River Rd Endwell side or flew a short way to another mudflat area
by a small pond on the Murphy's Pits side which has restricted access.
Hopefully this bird will come back into view today. I will be checking
again. Murphy's Pits are closed today so hopefully it will still be around
tomorrow.

I believe this is a first county record for Broome of this species.

Dave Nicosia

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Date: 5/19/18 5:41 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Avocet
Avocet and Ross's Goose continue at Benning. 8:30 AM

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