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11/21/17 4:02 pm Candace Cornell <cec222...> [cayugabirds-l] snowy owl continues at Goose Haven farm
11/21/17 10:10 am Nari Mistry <nbm2...> [cayugabirds-l] Feeder seed preferences
11/20/17 12:25 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
11/20/17 9:19 am John Confer <confer...> [cayugabirds-l] Seminar on migration by David Lapuma
11/19/17 7:13 pm Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergmeyer...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: November 13, 2017
11/19/17 12:21 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Sand Hill Cranes
11/19/17 12:03 pm <randi...> <randi...> [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl continues at Goose Haven
11/19/17 11:15 am Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...> [cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed Ducks at East Shore Park
11/19/17 10:53 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
11/19/17 9:59 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
11/19/17 9:46 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
11/19/17 6:16 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
11/19/17 5:53 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl?
11/18/17 11:25 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl
11/18/17 11:12 am Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
11/17/17 3:07 pm Marie P. Read <mpr5...> [cayugabirds-l] What larks! (Horned Larks that is)
11/16/17 11:24 am Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Cackling Goose
11/16/17 9:45 am Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park
11/16/17 8:51 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
11/16/17 8:36 am Brad Walker <bmw38...> [cayugabirds-l] Phalarope request
11/16/17 7:53 am Ethan Chaffee <echaffee21...> [cayugabirds-l] Red Phalarope
11/16/17 7:22 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Small birds
11/16/17 7:18 am <metetlow...> [cayugabirds-l] Mz Sandhills Cranes up to 74
11/15/17 8:36 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] SNOW GOOSE
11/15/17 7:32 am Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...> [cayugabirds-l] ADMIN: eList Update
11/15/17 5:32 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] American Crows
11/12/17 7:09 pm Judith Jones <jwj2...> [cayugabirds-l] Brant
11/12/17 5:50 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake rarities today
11/12/17 7:49 am Suan Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
11/10/17 6:10 am Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...> [cayugabirds-l] Saturday Bird Walk Canceled
11/9/17 2:41 pm Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Siena Drive screech-owl, Th 11/9
11/9/17 11:19 am Lee Ann van Leer <lav24...> RE:[cayugabirds-l] Corncrake on Long Island
11/8/17 11:18 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Corncrake on Long Island
11/8/17 8:14 am Jody Enck <jodyenck...> [cayugabirds-l] Bay-breasted Warbler migration pattern
11/8/17 7:44 am Melissa Groo <melgroo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds- H Sparrows
11/8/17 6:38 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds- H Sparrows
11/8/17 5:57 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> [cayugabirds-l] Tree Sparrow at my feeder
11/8/17 4:23 am Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> [cayugabirds-l] Many Loons off Aurora Bay and north 11/7
11/7/17 10:05 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey data
11/7/17 9:41 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Pacific Loon report; south end Cayuga L birds
11/7/17 9:40 am Candace Cornell <cec222...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Osprey data
11/7/17 8:08 am <clr82...> <clr82...> [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club November meeting
11/6/17 12:11 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
11/6/17 6:41 am Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
11/6/17 6:15 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
11/5/17 5:56 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] Bird ID
11/5/17 5:51 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Glossy or White-faced Ibis on Armitage Rd today
11/5/17 3:55 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> [cayugabirds-l] Glossy or White-faced Ibis on Armitage Rd today
11/5/17 3:44 pm Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] ibis on Armitage rd, Wayne Co
11/5/17 2:54 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> [cayugabirds-l] ibis on Armitage rd, Wayne Co
11/5/17 9:09 am Scott Haber <scotthaber1...> [cayugabirds-l] OT: selling Kowa scope
11/4/17 10:04 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Loons, Cedar Waxwings
11/4/17 5:45 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park, Sat 11/4
11/4/17 5:23 am Mark Chao <markchao...> [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Sat 11/4
11/3/17 2:59 pm Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...> [cayugabirds-l] CBC Owling field trip, Saturday 6pm
11/2/17 11:02 am Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...> [cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar -- Arthur Singer, 50 Years of Wildlife Art
11/1/17 10:58 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> [cayugabirds-l] Trumpeter swans and Sandhill cranes
10/30/17 11:47 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
10/30/17 10:25 am David Marsh <dsmarsh77...> [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Winter Raptor Surveys
10/30/17 10:25 am Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets and water
10/30/17 7:37 am Hoh, Christina M (DEC) <Christina.Hoh...> [cayugabirds-l] NYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys
10/30/17 7:33 am Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [cayugabirds-l] Myers Point: Black Scoter, etc.
10/29/17 9:03 pm Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] Pheasants
10/29/17 12:16 pm John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...> [cayugabirds-l] Howland Island drone pix
10/29/17 11:07 am bob mcguire <bmcguire...> [cayugabirds-l] Howland Island
10/28/17 2:49 pm Asher Hockett <veery715...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017
10/28/17 11:55 am bob mcguire <bmcguire...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/28/17 8:22 am Donna Lee Scott <dls9...> [cayugabirds-l] E shore Cay. Lk.
10/28/17 6:46 am Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Collective noun
10/28/17 6:36 am <rachelhogancamp810...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/28/17 6:07 am Tony Shrimpton <fiveshrimps...> [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Collective noun
10/28/17 6:05 am Sheila Ann Dean <shadean4...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/28/17 5:22 am Tony Shrimpton <fiveshrimps...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/28/17 4:51 am Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/28/17 3:32 am Wesley W. Blauvelt <ravenbarnconsulting...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017
10/27/17 8:09 pm Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergmeyer...> Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017
10/27/17 4:50 pm Jennifer <zjenreed...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/27/17 8:14 am Betsy Hutchings <betsy.hutchings...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/27/17 7:59 am Paul Anderson <paul...> [cayugabirds-l] TVs on the move
10/26/17 2:37 pm Candace Cornell <cec222...> [cayugabirds-l] OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
10/26/17 10:47 am Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> [cayugabirds-l] Flock of cormorants
10/26/17 10:34 am Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/26/17 7:08 am Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/26/17 6:54 am Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/26/17 6:42 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
10/26/17 6:39 am Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds?
10/26/17 5:40 am Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/26/17 4:09 am Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/25/17 7:02 pm Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 3:08 pm Dave K <fishwatchers...> [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
10/25/17 12:54 pm <khmo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 12:50 pm martin borko <mborko...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 12:09 pm <tess...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 9:48 am Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 8:59 am AB Clark <anneb.clark...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 8:55 am Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
10/25/17 5:33 am Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...> [cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip to Franklin Mountain Saturday
10/24/17 1:21 pm Brad Walker <bmw38...> [cayugabirds-l] (Deceased) Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Ithaca
10/23/17 1:56 pm <metetlow...> [cayugabirds-l] MZ Sandhills up
10/23/17 9:07 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
10/22/17 1:22 pm M Miller <mmiller325...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
10/22/17 12:58 pm Jay McGowan <jmcgowan57...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
10/22/17 12:54 pm Joe DeVito <joebubo...> Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
10/22/17 12:25 pm M Miller <mmiller325...> [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
10/22/17 7:25 am Joe DeVito <joebubo...> [cayugabirds-l] Purple sandpiper
10/22/17 5:27 am John VanNiel <John.VanNiel...> [cayugabirds-l] Snow Bunting @ MNWR
 
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Date: 11/21/17 4:02 pm
From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] snowy owl continues at Goose Haven farm
I saw the snowy owl at the Goose Haven farm (Rt. 89) sitting on a
reflective aluminum-topped trailer on Sunday afternoon and this afternoon
at 2 pm.. The bird blends into the silver background as it does in snow.
Good Birding!
Candace

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Date: 11/21/17 10:10 am
From: Nari Mistry <nbm2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder seed preferences
Yesterday we decided to tally the feeder seed preferences of our bird
visitors. Since we fill five feeders during the winter, all equally
accessible in a row hanging from a wire within a span of ten feet, we
thought it would be a fair test. At one end we have cedar and spruce for
shelter, at the other our venerable box-elder tree.
In order left to right we have: a tube feeder with safflower seed; a
tube with nyger(thistle); a "squirrel-proof" hopper with spring-loaded
perch, filled with sunflower hearts;  a hanging tray with red millet;
and a raw beef suet feeder in a cage.

Over a period of 30 minutes (10:15 to 10:45am) we had approx. 3 BC
Chickadees, 2 Titmouse, 2 WB Nuthatches, 1 Hairy and 2 Downy
woodpeckers, 2 Cardinals, 2 Blue Jays, 2 Goldfinches and 1 Housefinch.
(We did not try to distinguish individuals in the flurry of feeding
visits.) One RB Woodpecker did not come down from the tree.

Here is a summary of the results:

Safflower       20 visits total   (7 Chickadee, 10 Titmouse, 3 Housefinch)

Nyger              2            ( one each Chickadee and Goldfinch)

Sun.hearts    54  total    (27 Chickadee, 22 WBNuthatch, 4 Titmouse, 1
Goldfinch)

Millet             9              (2 Cardinal, 7 Blue Jay)

Suet               8               (1 Chickadee, 2 Hairy, 5 Downy)

We hope you find this tally entertaining. We find Safflower to be very
popular with the small birds and ignored by squirrels. Luckily the red
squirrel was not there to dominate the suet feeder or the millet tray.
There is a whole saga to relate about making the hopper feeder really
red-squirrel proof!

Nari & Gin Mistry


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Date: 11/20/17 12:25 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- November 20, 2017
*  NYSY  11.20.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):November 14, 2017 - November 20, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: November 20 AT 3:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of November 14, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBECATTLE EGRETGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEKING EIDERBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKEICELAND GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEFOX SPARROW



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

     11/14: A CATTLE EGRET continued at the Wilgoose fields and was seen as recently as 11/20.     11/17: A SNOWY OWL was seen near the end of the Wildlife trail. It was seen in the same area on the 18th. and on the 19th. presumably the same bird had moved to Rt. 89 at the Wilgoose fields.     11/19: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen from East Road. Also seen was a previously reported GWF Goose hybrid, other bird unknown.

Onondaga County------------
     11/17: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at Three Rivers WMA  east of 60 Road near the Eagle’s nest.

Oswego County------------
     11/19: 3 KING EIDERS and 3 BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKES were seen at Derby Hill.

Madison County------------
     11/14: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at DeRuyter Lake     11/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road nera Erieville.

Oneida County------------
     11/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Poppleton Road near the Conners Horse Farm.
Herkimer County------------
     11/15: A late FOX SPARROW was seen at a private residence north of Dolgeville.

            


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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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Date: 11/20/17 9:19 am
From: John Confer <confer...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Seminar on migration by David Lapuma
FYI

David LaPuma, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, is giving a seminar entitled "Keeping our finger on the pulse of migration for the last 40 years".
Biology Department, Ithaca College
7 December, 4:00, refreshments prior, ground floor lobby
Of Center for Natural Science, Rm 112
All are welcome.
Among a large number of activities, David is noted for his analyses of radar images related to nocturnal migration. But I know he can't have been doing this for 40 years, because he is one of my former students, or am I really that old?

John Confer



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Date: 11/19/17 7:13 pm
From: Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergmeyer...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: November 13, 2017
On Nov 14, 2017 1:49 PM, "Lynn Bergmeyer" <lynnbergmeyer...> wrote:

> Has anyone seen Seneca Lake rarities today? GRACO or PALO or BLGR??
>
> On Nov 13, 2017 12:04 AM, "Upstate NY Birding digest" <
> <cayugabirds-l...> wrote:
>
>> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Monday, November 13, 2017.
>>
>> 1. Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
>> 2. Seneca Lake rarities today
>> 3. Brant
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Subject: Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
>> From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
>> Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:49:33 -0500
>> X-Message-Number: 1
>>
>> There's a red headed woodpecker at Palmer Woods, north side, 42.461656 N
>> 76.481159 W, first seen attacking a pileated woodpecker who held fast for a
>> bit before fleeing. It's been foraging and stashing food in a white oak,
>> and making occasional forays to shoo off interloping blue jays. It appears
>> to be establishing a wintering territory.
>>
>> Suan
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Subject: Seneca Lake rarities today
>> From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
>> Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:50:07 -0500
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>>
>> Hi all,
>> Seneca Lake experienced an inundation of rare birds today. The first was
>> found by Kevin Ebert and Logan Kahle at Seneca Lake State Park, first
>> reported as a Barnacle Goose but on close inspection revealed to be a
>> BARNACLE GOOSE HYBRID. Based on body and bill size and the fact that is
>> was
>> hanging closely with a group of Cackling Geese, I suspect it was a
>> Barnacle
>> x Cackling cross, but it's hard to be sure. Also noteworthy were the
>> density of CACKLING GEESE in the large Canada flock off the swimming beach
>> near the east end of the park, with at least 30 in the close group and a
>> handful of others scattered in more distant groups. A few pictures here:
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40477631
>>
>> Yesterday, Shawn Billerman, Jeremy Collison, and I had a group of 16
>> GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE in with other waterfowl in Knox-Marsellus
>> Marsh
>> at Montezuma NWR. This is by far the highest number of this species I have
>> seen in the area. Checklist with poor photos showing the whole group here:
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40455625
>>
>> Today lower numbers of white-fronts were seen by others around midday.
>> When
>> Livia and I stopped by in the afternoon we were unable to pick any out of
>> the Canadas, but we did get a better look at a hybrid we had seen the day
>> before, which I now suspect to be a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED x CANADA GOOSE
>> HYBRID. It looks quite different from the usual "Stewart Park Goose" we
>> see
>> around Ithaca, Canada x Graylag/domestic, showing more white on the face
>> with a smaller and more slender body. Again hard to be sure on parentage,
>> but I think it's a good candidate for a wild hybrid.
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40477637
>>
>> Meanwhile at the south end of Seneca Lake, Mayte Torres discovered a
>> female-type BLUE GROSBEAK near the waste water treatment plant just west
>> of
>> the canal in Watkins Glen. Livia and I decided to drop down and take a
>> look
>> on our way home as the sun started to dip towards the horizon. We found
>> the
>> grosbeak easily enough, hanging out with Song Sparrows in the brushy field
>> behind boats just east of the waste water plant, on the north side of the
>> parking lot accessed from Decater Street off of 4th St. As we were
>> preparing to leave, I took one last scan over the lake and noticed a big,
>> white-bellied cormorant sitting on the pilings at the base of the metal
>> light tower on one of the breakwalls offshore. Sure enough, it was a
>> juvenile GREAT CORMORANT. The bird was still present on the same perch as
>> we left at dusk, and was visible from the viewpoint at the southeast
>> corner
>> of the lake as well. To cap it all off, a small, dark loon distant out on
>> the lake with several Commons convinced me it was a PACIFIC LOON. More
>> details and photos of the grosbeak and cormorant here:
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40478420
>> Birders will certainly be looking for all three of these individuals
>> tomorrow, so we will be sure to post if they are refound.
>>
>> Good birding,
>> Jay
>>
>> --
>> Jay McGowan
>> Macaulay Library
>> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> <jwm57...>
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Subject: Brant
>> From: Judith Jones <jwj2...>
>> Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 22:08:57 -0500
>> X-Message-Number: 3
>>
>> 4 in Canada Goose flock in field at south end of Stewart Park, 4:30 pm
>> Sunday.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>> END OF DIGEST
>>
>>

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Date: 11/19/17 12:21 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sand Hill Cranes
Another birder & I counted at least 51 SAND HILL CRANES down in Knox Marcellus marsh, right before many of them took flight towards the northwest.
Some left in somewhat dryer SW portion of marsh.

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Date: 11/19/17 12:03 pm
From: <randi...> <randi...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl continues at Goose Haven
At 2:55 pm, the Snowy Owl is sitting on top of a black trailer down the private road from Goose Haven, on route 89 across from Schoolhouse Road. We asked permission to walk down the dirt road a bit for photos, and the gentlemen inside said it was fine to go in as far as the first ditch (it’s really muddy beyond that). The bird was very accommodating.


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Date: 11/19/17 11:15 am
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Long-tailed Ducks at East Shore Park
There is a large, ~60, flock of Long-tailed Ducks west of East Shore Park toward the Red Lighthouse Jetty. I think it’s a pure flock and hard to count in the waves, but is the largest group I’ve seen on the lake. I’d like another estimate of numbers if anyone sees them.

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Date: 11/19/17 10:53 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
SNOWY OWL banded, measured , blood sample taken, stretched out wings photographed, head marked w large black marks , then released.

Owl is now perched on small black trailer next to dirt road, in field behind Goose Haven buildings, opposite Old Schoolhouse Rd. jct. w/ Rt. 89.

Donna Scott
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Now Owlman is inside the hunting station at Goose Haven to examine & band the SNOWY OWL.
Owl is presently inside a large cylindrical tube.

Many interested hunters here.

Donna

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On Nov 19, 2017, at 12:46 PM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...><mailto:<dls9...>> wrote:

SNOWY OWL on rt. 89 Just caught in circular trap net that was baited w pigeon.

Donna Scott
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915 snowy owl is perched on farm equipment at Goose Haven corner of Schoolhouse Road and Route 89 same spot as cattle egret
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Date: 11/19/17 9:59 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
Now Owlman is inside the hunting station at Goose Haven to examine & band the SNOWY OWL.
Owl is presently inside a large cylindrical tube.

Many interested hunters here.

Donna

Donna Scott
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SNOWY OWL on rt. 89 Just caught in circular trap net that was baited w pigeon.

Donna Scott
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915 snowy owl is perched on farm equipment at Goose Haven corner of Schoolhouse Road and Route 89 same spot as cattle egret
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Date: 11/19/17 9:46 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl
SNOWY OWL on rt. 89 Just caught in circular trap net that was baited w pigeon.

Donna Scott
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915 snowy owl is perched on farm equipment at Goose Haven corner of Schoolhouse Road and Route 89 same spot as cattle egret
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Date: 11/19/17 6:16 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl

915 snowy owl is perched on farm equipment at Goose Haven corner of Schoolhouse Road and Route 89 same spot as cattle egret
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Date: 11/19/17 5:53 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl?
Has anyone seen the snowy owl near route 89 by Montezuma?

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Date: 11/18/17 11:25 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snowy owl
A snowy owl has been spotted by one of our visitors! On Route 89 in the town of Tyre (I believe), as you come out of the Montezuma NWR wildife drive, turn left (south). It was seen in a tree near the first pull off parking area on the left. Happy owling!


Best,

Alyssa Johnson
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Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
PO Box 187
Savannah, NY 13146
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Date: 11/18/17 11:12 am
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
Red-headed woodpecker continues at the same white oak in Palmer Woods this morning (as pointed out to me by CU student Jeremy), hanging out on the north facing side, looking to be making OCD adjustments to its granary.

I had a follow-up message last week, including photos, that may have been swallowed up by the listserve downtime, so I'm including it below.

Suan

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...>
> Date: November 13, 2017 at 5:40:41 PM EST
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Re: Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
>
> Here are some photos of the red-headed woodpecker at Palmer Woods yesterday morning:
>
> https://www.facebook.com/suan.yong/posts/10215006724459538
>
> It spent most of the time I was there working the end of a dead branch to extract some unidentified food, then flying to the trunk of a nearby white oak to stash it in some nook or cranny. Since it seemed to be excavating them from a dead branch, I had assumed the food was some manner of grubs, but the photos show them to be acorn halves. The photos posted above show the halves with shell, other photos had them fully shelled, revealing just an amorphous yellow blob.
>
> I'm now curious about the source of the acorns, as I did not see the bird bring any acorns to that branch. Had it already completed a "collection phase" earlier, and was now in processing mode? Or was it working on somebody else's stash (e.g., of a squirrel)? Anyhow, the activity certainly piqued the interest of some onlookers I mentioned yesterday, first a pileated woodpecker, then several blue jays, all of whom were chased off by the feisty red-headed woodpecker.
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> Suan

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Date: 11/17/17 3:07 pm
From: Marie P. Read <mpr5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] What larks! (Horned Larks that is)
On Mt Pleasant Rd today I saw a flock of Horned Larks that probably numbered 50 or so. Checked as many as I could but found no American Pipits.
First time I've walked up the hill after knee surgery 3+ weeks ago!

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Date: 11/16/17 11:24 am
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cackling Goose
Sorry. It’s a Canada Goose. :-(
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Date: 11/16/17 9:45 am
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park
Just heard that the Red Phalarope flew. It still may be around. Anyway, after getting good goods at the Phalarope, I started counting Canada Geese. The 4 Brant were still there and a CACKLING GOOSE was in with the geese flock.
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Date: 11/16/17 8:51 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- November 14, 2017
*  NYSY  11.14.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):November 06, 2017 - November 14, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: November 14 AT 3:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of November 06, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-THROATED LOONGREAT CORMORANT (Extralimital)CATTLE EGRETBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONBLACK SCOTEROSPREYSANDHILL CRANEDUNLINWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERRED PHALAROPELITTLE GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLNORTHERN SHRIKECAVE SWALLOWSAVANNAH SPARROWLAPLAND LONGSPUR



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
     11/7: A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen on the Wildlife Drive.     11/10: An EURASIAN WIGEON continues in the main pool.A CATTLE EGRET continues at Wilgoose on Rt. 89. A WILSON’S SNIPE was seen on the Wildlife Drive     11/11: 16 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh from East Road. Up to 6 were seen the next day.     11/12: 54 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road.Numbers of both TUNDRA and TRUMPETER SWANS were seen in the flooded fields on Armitage Road.     11/13: A late SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen on Armitage Road. 2 DUNLIN were seen on the Wildlife Drive. 

Cayuga County------------
     11/11: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 6 DUNLIN and a CACKLING GOOSE were seen along Rt.38 in Conquest.     11/7: A CAVE SWALLOW was seen at Fair Haven State Park.

Onondaga County------------
     11/7: A BLACK SCOTER and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON were seen at the end on the creek walk along Onondaga Creek near Destiny in Syracuse.     11/8: A GREAT EGRET was seen near Wegman’s on Rt. 11 inNorth Syracuse     11/11: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the East Shore of Onondaga Lake in Liverpool.     11/12: A GREAT EGRET was seen along the Creek walk near Destiny in Syracuse.

Oswego County------------
     11/7: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen in Oswego Harbor.     11/9: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at Derby Hill.     11/10: A LITTLE GULL and a RED PHALAROPE were seen at derby Hill.  A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Oswego Harbor.     11/11: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Derby Hill.     11/12: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Sandy Pond from Green Point.

Madison County------------
     11/9: A late OSPREY, a TUNDRA SWAN and a CACKLING GOOSE were  seen at Woodman Pond.     11/12: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road.

Extralimital------------
     A juvenile GREAT CORMORANT found on Sunday at the south end of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen was reported again today.It was last seen on pilings at the base of a metal tower at the west end of a concrete breakwater.
         


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Date: 11/16/17 8:36 am
From: Brad Walker <bmw38...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Phalarope request
Hi all,

Shawn Billerman mentioned to me that the Phalarope looked a bit sad, with a
droopy wing. If anyone finds the bird deceased, please collect it for the
Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, or contact me ASAP so I can collect it
before a gull does.

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Date: 11/16/17 7:53 am
From: Ethan Chaffee <echaffee21...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red Phalarope
Tim Lenz found a Red Phalarope at Stewart Park 9:30 this morning. It is
resting on the opposite shoreline along the muddy bank. Here are the
coordinates:

42.4592243,-76.5063080

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Date: 11/16/17 7:22 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Small birds
Little Birds Sale !

Proceeds donated to Cornell Lab of Ornithology

At Lifelong Crafts Gala, 119 W. Court St., Ithaca
In back of old library, just west of Cayuga St.

Fri. Nov. 17, 10 - 4 / Sat. Nov. 18, 10 - 12:30

100s of little birds:
rare, antique, silver, bone, brass, glass, pewter, ceramic, tiny, one-of-a-kind, cutsie, unusual.

Great gifts - a bird for everyone!

Seller: Donna Scott

Donna L. Scott
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Date: 11/16/17 7:18 am
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mz Sandhills Cranes up to 74
Yesterday at 3 pm. There were 49 on the north side of rte. 89 just east of the East Rd. Junction. 16 on Armitage near Olmstead and 9 in Knox-Marcellus. I believe the highest report was 82 in December 2014. Will they get to that? I hope this population keeps growing but only seeing 2 young birds in these groups makes me wonder. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 11/15/17 8:36 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SNOW GOOSE
Hi everyone,

I got an error message last night, so I'm not sure if my email sent to the list, so I'll try again: I saw my FOY Snow Goose on the north end of Seneca Lake on the "kayak beach", just north of the Ramada last night on 11/15/17 around 6pm. It was on the beach with a couple CAGOs, and flew onto the water when my dog and I walked by.

Also, Sandhill cranes were back on the south side of Armitage Rd in the ag field, and trumpeter swans on the north side on the western edge before the treeline in that flooded field.

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Date: 11/15/17 7:32 am
From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <cth4...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] ADMIN: eList Update
As many of you are aware, this eList service experienced an unplanned outage from early on 13 November until just this morning. This resulted from a major outage caused by a failure in a storage array in the server farm housing many Cornell University services. Cornell Information Technology (CIT) has been working around the clock to bring everything back online again. Several University services are still offline.

Details and updates about this unplanned outage may be monitored here: https://itservicealerts.hosting.cornell.edu/view/4982

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If you don’t see your previously submitted message posted here https://www.mail-archive.com/<cayugabirds-l...>/maillist.html<https://www.mail-archive.com/<nysbirds-l...>/maillist.html> (Google: The Mail Archive, Cayugabirds-L), and if you feel it is still relevant today, please feel free to re-send to the eList once again and verify that it appears at The Mail Archive.

We have grown so accustomed to having certain internet services at our fingertips, that when these relied-upon services disappear, it can be quite a shock.

Thanks for your patience and understanding, and good birding!

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Date: 11/15/17 5:32 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] American Crows
100s flying from north to south along Cayuga Lake east shore just now.

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Date: 11/12/17 7:09 pm
From: Judith Jones <jwj2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Brant
4 in Canada Goose flock in field at south end of Stewart Park, 4:30 pm
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Date: 11/12/17 5:50 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Seneca Lake rarities today
Hi all,
Seneca Lake experienced an inundation of rare birds today. The first was
found by Kevin Ebert and Logan Kahle at Seneca Lake State Park, first
reported as a Barnacle Goose but on close inspection revealed to be a
BARNACLE GOOSE HYBRID. Based on body and bill size and the fact that is was
hanging closely with a group of Cackling Geese, I suspect it was a Barnacle
x Cackling cross, but it's hard to be sure. Also noteworthy were the
density of CACKLING GEESE in the large Canada flock off the swimming beach
near the east end of the park, with at least 30 in the close group and a
handful of others scattered in more distant groups. A few pictures here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40477631

Yesterday, Shawn Billerman, Jeremy Collison, and I had a group of 16
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE in with other waterfowl in Knox-Marsellus Marsh
at Montezuma NWR. This is by far the highest number of this species I have
seen in the area. Checklist with poor photos showing the whole group here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40455625

Today lower numbers of white-fronts were seen by others around midday. When
Livia and I stopped by in the afternoon we were unable to pick any out of
the Canadas, but we did get a better look at a hybrid we had seen the day
before, which I now suspect to be a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED x CANADA GOOSE
HYBRID. It looks quite different from the usual "Stewart Park Goose" we see
around Ithaca, Canada x Graylag/domestic, showing more white on the face
with a smaller and more slender body. Again hard to be sure on parentage,
but I think it's a good candidate for a wild hybrid.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40477637

Meanwhile at the south end of Seneca Lake, Mayte Torres discovered a
female-type BLUE GROSBEAK near the waste water treatment plant just west of
the canal in Watkins Glen. Livia and I decided to drop down and take a look
on our way home as the sun started to dip towards the horizon. We found the
grosbeak easily enough, hanging out with Song Sparrows in the brushy field
behind boats just east of the waste water plant, on the north side of the
parking lot accessed from Decater Street off of 4th St. As we were
preparing to leave, I took one last scan over the lake and noticed a big,
white-bellied cormorant sitting on the pilings at the base of the metal
light tower on one of the breakwalls offshore. Sure enough, it was a
juvenile GREAT CORMORANT. The bird was still present on the same perch as
we left at dusk, and was visible from the viewpoint at the southeast corner
of the lake as well. To cap it all off, a small, dark loon distant out on
the lake with several Commons convinced me it was a PACIFIC LOON. More
details and photos of the grosbeak and cormorant here:
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Birders will certainly be looking for all three of these individuals
tomorrow, so we will be sure to post if they are refound.

Good birding,
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Date: 11/12/17 7:49 am
From: Suan Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed WP @ Palmer Woods
There's a red headed woodpecker at Palmer Woods, north side, 42.461656 N 76.481159 W, first seen attacking a pileated woodpecker who held fast for a bit before fleeing. It's been foraging and stashing food in a white oak, and making occasional forays to shoo off interloping blue jays. It appears to be establishing a wintering territory.

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Date: 11/10/17 6:10 am
From: Linda Orkin <wingmagic16...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Saturday Bird Walk Canceled
Hey All.

Tomorrow’s 8:30 beginner bird walk at Sapsucker Woods is canceled due to cold. Sunday is on. Come on out Sunday for the start of winter birding!!

Thanks

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Date: 11/9/17 2:41 pm
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Siena Drive screech-owl, Th 11/9
On Thursday afternoon at about 4:35, I saw a gray-morph EASTERN SCREECH-OWL
along Siena Drive in northeast Ithaca. An hour later, I am still so happy
I can hardly sit still.



The owl was in the same cavity where one spent much of last winter, in a
broken-off trunk about 13 feet tall in the woodlot about 27 yards south of
the intersection with St. Catherine’s Circle, across from the mailbox for
328 Siena Drive. The hole is on the right side of the tree facing south,
about a third of the way down from the top.



Hooray,

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Date: 11/9/17 11:19 am
From: Lee Ann van Leer <lav24...>
Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] Corncrake on Long Island
I was told the Corncrake was found dead this morning. :( Thought I'd mention that in case anyone was planning the road trip.


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Date: 11/8/17 11:18 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Corncrake on Long Island
Good afternoon,

I realize that a corncrake (Crex crex) isn't a Finger Lakes visitor, but it is such a rarity that I wanted to share it here! I myself have not seen the bird, but belong to the groups "Birds of the Eastern United States" and "New York Birders" on Facebook, and have been seeing sightings and photos pouring in.

Here is what one of the more recent FB posts re: corncrake says:

"Photographed in the early morning at Cedar Beach, Long Island, NY on November 7th"

"Corn Crake still being seen as of 10:50am (11/8)"

Apparently the last one seen was in the 60's, shot by a hunter on LI who mistook it for a pheasant. They are in the rail family, but differ from their more aquatic cousins in that they spend much of their time on dry land (landrail). From the accounts I've been reading, the location is mayhem with police presence to keep traffic moving and to prevent people from clogging up the side of the roads. Corncrakes breed in Europe/southern Russia/Western Asia, and migrate to southern Africa. How or why this little bird made it here is I'm sure, an amazing story.

Just wanted to share this cool event with everyone.

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Date: 11/8/17 8:14 am
From: Jody Enck <jodyenck...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Bay-breasted Warbler migration pattern
Hi All,

Just got back from Costa Rica where I was attending the joint conferences
of the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation, and Partners in
Flight. I was part of a great symposium on the Sister Bird Club Network
that links clubs and individual birders throughout the Western Hemisphere
(and beyond).

Many people were commenting about how common and abundant migrant
Bay-breasted Warblers seemed to be in the San Jose area where the
conference was held (they also seemingly were abundant in other parts of
the country, too). So, someone took a look at eBird data to see if this
species really was more frequently encountered this year compared to last
year. Lo, and behold, yes, about twice as many birds were being reported
per observer/hour/km as in 2016.

I just looked at the situation for New York State (Go to eBird. Choose
Explore data tab at top. Choose Bar charts. Select NY State. When the
bar charts come up (oh, and don't forget to choose the year you want to
review), scroll down and click on the blue-highlighted name Bay-breasted
Warbler. It will show a frequency distribution using both a line graph and
histograms.). Guess what -- in 2016, birders in NY were reporting a peak
of Bay-breasted migration in early September, with a likelihood of seeing
about 3 birds per observer per hour per kilometer of travel. In 2017, the
peak of migration occurred also in early September, but the abundance
doubled to 6 birds.hr/km.

Apparently this really was a good year for Bay-breasted Warblers! See how
easy it is to use eBird to check on what you think you are noticing when
you are birding?

If you want to see some of these birds and others in Central America, the
Cayuga Bird Club is facilitating two opportunities for bird trips there in
2018. We are going to Honduras in January 2018, and Costa Rica in April
2018.

Trips need to be booked soon. I will hold two get-togethers at my house
next weekend (the 18th and 19th) if you are on the fence and haven't
decided yet. We can talk about the trips, birds to be seen, and what the
experiences are likely to be like. Please email me directly if you want
more info about the meetings. These trips are open to the public; you do
not need to be a club member to join us. Please consider joining us!

Thanks
Jody


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Date: 11/8/17 7:44 am
From: Melissa Groo <melgroo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds- H Sparrows
Maybe getting insects that are embedded in tires? I've certainly seen house
sparrows going for insects on car grilles in parking lots.

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 9:38 AM, <dls9...> <dls9...> wrote:

> Feisty House Sparrows were landing on my car tires yesterday!
> I was sitting in parked car in driveway doing something & saw them all
> fly from bush down onto front tire! They made noise while there.
> Perhaps emulating the Black Vultures in The Everglades trying to chew off
> the rubber??
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> Donna Scott
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> On Nov 8, 2017, at 8:58 AM, AB Clark <anneb.clark...> wrote:
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> Among a lot of feisty House Finches, I think it is just one American Tree
> Sparrow—the first I have seen this fall. But the flock is flitting in and
> out, so maybe more.
>
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Date: 11/8/17 6:38 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] [cayugabirds- H Sparrows
Feisty House Sparrows were landing on my car tires yesterday!
I was sitting in parked car in driveway doing something & saw them all fly from bush down onto front tire! They made noise while there.
Perhaps emulating the Black Vultures in The Everglades trying to chew off the rubber??

Donna Scott
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On Nov 8, 2017, at 8:58 AM, AB Clark <anneb.clark...><mailto:<anneb.clark...>> wrote:

Among a lot of feisty House Finches, I think it is just one American Tree Sparrow—the first I have seen this fall. But the flock is flitting in and out, so maybe more.

Anne B Clark
147 Hile School Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
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Date: 11/8/17 5:57 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Tree Sparrow at my feeder
Among a lot of feisty House Finches, I think it is just one American Tree Sparrow—the first I have seen this fall. But the flock is flitting in and out, so maybe more.

Anne B Clark
147 Hile School Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
607-222-0905
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Date: 11/8/17 4:23 am
From: Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Many Loons off Aurora Bay and north 11/7
Yesterday, 11/7, after birding with the Bird Study Group at Myers Park;
  Susan Soboroff, Bonnie Wojnowski and I continued up to MNWR. We
stopped at the Aurora Boathouse where there were hundreds of Ring-billed
Gulls, sitting on the docks and out on the water, with still more flying
around.  As we got looking out on the lake we saw many Common Loons,
they were out towards the middle and continued north.  I scanned south
to north and estimated close to 300.  While scanning I saw what I
believe was a Grebe in the mix.   There were Gulls among the Loons also,
Cormorants were flying around too.   (This was around 10:30 am.)

We drove up to the Post Office in Aurora and looked out on the Lake from
there.  I have never seen that many Loons on the Lake before.  I did not
count here, but the Loons went further north. We also saw two groups  of
Cormorants, about 10 in each group. The Cormorants were in a line, in a
very tight group, while the Loons were scattered.  In the distance there
was shimmer and the water was darker, not able to make out the many more
birds out there.

We looked out on the lake from the boatyard when we got to Union Springs
but did not see Loons there.
Good Birding,

Gladys





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Date: 11/7/17 10:05 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Osprey data
The occupied Osprey platform is not at Robert Treman SP but at Allan H Treman State Marine Park in the field north of the marina. The unoccupied Hogs Hole platform is in the same park but west of the marina. Union Field is in adjacent Cass Park, and the Newman Golf Course platform is at the northwest corner of the course next to the woods along the east bank of Cayuga Inlet. Last year I repeatedly saw an Osprey carrying prey south along the Inlet, but I don’t know where the nest was/is.

Great Blue Herons will commute several miles between their nest colony and their feeding sites. I have seen colonies in upper Robert Treman SP, and in state forests in the hills years ago, but I don’t know of any current nearby locations. I think there have been fewer Great Blue Herons along Cayuga Inlet north of the bridges since the Cayuga Waterfront Trail was put in past the NYSDOT yard north of the college boathouses, and since the surge in popularity of kayaking and paddle-boarding, because these herons don’t like people to come too close, but I have noticed several Great Blue Herons at dusk around the mouth of Fall Creek, so they may be feeding in the area when fewer people are present.
- - Dave Nutter

> On Nov 7, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Candace Cornell <cec222...> wrote:
>
> Gabriel,
>
> Pardon my delayed response, as I was traveling I have nesting data on 124 osprey nests as part of my Cayuga Lake Basin Osprey Project and can easily tell you the few osprey nests by the Cayuga inlet. I know where there are GBHE rookeries, in the area, but not near Stewart Park and the Inlet where the birds hang out.
>
> Osprey nest occupied by breeding pairs in the southern end of lake: Stewart Park behind Youth Bureau, Robert Treman Marine Park, Union Field. This is the southern point of their nesting in the basin as far as I know. Let me know if you find any.
>
> Osprey nest platforms not yet occupied in the southern end of lake: southend of Stewart Park footbridge to Newman Golf Course, Newman Golf Course west end, Hogs Hole, and Cherry Street.
>
> Other area osprey pairs that also fish in the inlet and southern end of Cayuga are nesting at McGowen Fields and the Cornell Ponds.
>
> Query cayugabirds-l (​<cayugabirds-l...>​)​ about the locations of heron rookeries on Six Mile Creek and other promising places. EBird might also be a help.
>
> Let me know if you need more info or find any nests in the lake's southern end or inlet that are not listed on the Cayuga Lake Trail Map (below), which includes 69 nests in the Cayuga Basin visible from public roads.
>
> https://ft.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=fb09815967204bfc9386fe2d4d78f1b0
>
> Eyes to the sky!
> Candace
> ​​
>
>
>> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM, Gabriel Curran <gjc83...> wrote:
>> Hi Candace,
>>
>> I'm doing a project looking at the Cayuga Inlet and I was wondering if you had any data on current osprey nest locations or sitings. Has anyone kept track of this?
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm also looking at blue herons, if you happen to have any similar information on these birds.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Gabe
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Gabriel Curran
>> Dual Master's Candidate | City and Regional Planning + Landscape Architecture
>> Cornell University | College of Art, Architecture & Planning
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 11/7/17 9:41 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Pacific Loon report; south end Cayuga L birds
This morning Tim Lenz was scanning Cayuga Lake from Taughannock Falls State Park when he saw a PACIFIC LOON fly north past him, circle back, go south, and drop to the water, disappearing in shimmer aligned with and apparently closer to the Myers Point lighthouse. He also saw 4 Red-throated and 30 Common Loons and a Red-necked Grebe.

I succumbed to temptation, drove to Myers, and did not see any Pacific Loon, but there was considerable shimmer, particularly looking along the lake toward Taughannock. However, I did see 2 Common Loons and a Red-necked Grebe among numerous gulls on the water to the north past Salt Point and fairly close to the east shore. I also saw a Common Loon to the west from the lighthouse. Scanning from Ladoga Park Rd I saw another Common Loon in the bay to the south.

On my way home I paused along East Shore Drive just north of the “Town of Ithaca” sign. I turned around and parked in the gravel area on the northbound side near #1143 and scoped from there rather than crossing the street. From here I saw 2 more Common Loons as well as the flock of female-type BLACK SCOTERS which Mark Chao recently mentioned. They were swimming and diving in the middle of the lake directly out from here, providing a much better scope view than I had from East Shore Park, and I believe their number has increased to 20.

A quick scan from the east end of Stewart Park revealed an assortment of water birds, including Mallards, Buffleheads, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Surf and White-winged Scoters, Common Mergansers, Pied-billed Grebes, Double-crested Cormorants, and American Coots.

- - Dave Nutter
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Date: 11/7/17 9:40 am
From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Osprey data
Gabriel,

Pardon my delayed response, as I was traveling I have nesting data on 124
osprey nests as part of my Cayuga Lake Basin Osprey Project and can easily
tell you the few osprey nests by the Cayuga inlet. I know where there are
GBHE rookeries, in the area, but not near Stewart Park and the Inlet where
the birds hang out.

Osprey nest occupied by breeding pairs in the southern end of lake: Stewart
Park behind Youth Bureau, Robert Treman Marine Park, Union Field. This is
the southern point of their nesting in the basin as far as I know. Let me
know if you find any.

Osprey nest platforms not yet occupied in the southern end of lake:
southend of Stewart Park footbridge to Newman Golf Course, Newman Golf
Course west end, Hogs Hole, and Cherry Street.

Other area osprey pairs that also fish in the inlet and southern end of
Cayuga are nesting at McGowen Fields and the Cornell Ponds.

Query cayugabirds-l
(​
<cayugabirds-l...>
​)​ about the locations of heron rookeries on Six Mile Creek and other
promising places. EBird might also be a help.

Let me know if you need more info or find any nests in the lake's southern
end or inlet that are not listed on the Cayuga Lake Trail Map (below),
which includes 69 nests in the Cayuga Basin visible from public roads.

https://ft.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=
fb09815967204bfc9386fe2d4d78f1b0

Eyes to the sky!
Candace
​​


On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM, Gabriel Curran <gjc83...> wrote:

> Hi Candace,
>
> I'm doing a project looking at the Cayuga Inlet and I was wondering if you
> had any data on current osprey nest locations or sitings. Has anyone kept
> track of this?
>
>
> I'm also looking at blue herons, if you happen to have any similar
> information on these birds.
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Gabe
>
> --
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> *Gabriel Curran*
> Dual Master's Candidate | City and Regional Planning + Landscape
> Architecture
> Cornell University | College of Art, Architecture & Planning
>
>
>
>

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Date: 11/7/17 8:08 am
From: <clr82...> <clr82...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club November meeting
Monday, Nov. 13 will be the Cayuga Bird Club's monthly meeting.
Our speaker this month is Dr. Emma Greig (Ph.D., University of Chicago). She joined the Citizen Science program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in 2013 as the project leader of Feederwatch. Prior to joining the Citizen Science team, Emma was a postdoc in the Macaulay Library at the Lab of Ornithology, working with Mike Webster (2010-2013), and now continues to collaborate with the "Weblab" on questions related to behavioral ecology and evolution in birds. Emma's dissertation looked at the function of Splendid Fairy-wren vocalizations, including the enigmatic Type II song that is given in association with predator vocalizations.
Dr. Greig's presentation is entitled: Stories from Project FeederWatch: What We Have Learned from 30 Years of Counting BirdsProject FeederWatch is a continent-wide bird counting effort in which people keep track of the birds that visit their feeders in winter. We will learn about how the program works, and perhaps more importantly, what we have learned from 30 years of data collection. Why are Anna's Hummingbirds expanding their range? Is feeding birds harmful or helpful? Project FeederWatch data provides insights into both of these questions, and many more. The meeting will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Doors open at 7:00 pm with cookies and conversation starting at 7:15. Bird club business begins at 7:30 pm followed by the presentation. All are welcome. Members are also invited to join Emma Grieg for dinner at Aladdin's in Collegetown just before the meeting at 5:30. Please rsvp to Colleen Richards @ <clr82...> by noon on Mon., Nov.13, so reservations can be made.

Have a great week everyone.Colleen Richards
Cayuga Bird Club
Corresponding Secretary
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Date: 11/6/17 12:11 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

*  New York*  Syracuse
- November 06, 2017
*  NYSY  11.06.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 30, 2017 - November 06, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: November 06 AT 2:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 30, 2017.
Highlights--------------
GLOSSY/WHITE-FACED IBISCATTLE EGRETGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONBLACK SCOTERGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANERED PHALAROPEPARASITIC JAEGERBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKEBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKECAVE SWALLOWCAPE MAY WARBLERLAPLAND LONGSPURRED CROSSBILL


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
     Shorebird species numbers were down to six this week.      10/31: One and sometimes two CATTLE EGRETS were seen at Wilgoose  Field on Rt.89. One was still being seen yesterday 11/5.      11/4: 13 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen flying into Knox-Marsellus Marsh. An EURASIAN WIGEON was again seen in the Main Pool.     11/5: A GLOSSY/WHITE FACED IBIS was found on the north side of Armitage Road. ID had not been established yet.     11/6: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen hunting in the early morning along Rt. 89 at Wilgoose Field.

Cayuga County------------
     11/1: A late CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen at West Barrier Beach at Fair Haven. A late RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was see at Fair Haven State Park. 3 CAVE SWALLOWS were seen with numerous TREE SWALLOWS at Fair Haven State Park.     11/4: 5 species of shorebirds inclucing late LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on flooded fields on Maiden Lane north of Port Byron. Most were seen again on 11/6. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at Fair Haven State Park.

Onondaga County------------
     11/1: A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen at Labrador Hollow Unique Area.     11/2: 5 juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen on the Creek Walk north of Hiawatha boulevard in Syracuse.     11/4: A CATTLE EGRET was seen along Brewerton Road near Mid State Machinery in Brewerton.     11/5: A BLACK SCOTER was seen at the south end on Onondaga Lake at the end of the Creek Walk. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was spotted in Caudenouy     11/6: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Beaver Lake.

Oswego County------------
     10/30: 2 RED PHALAROPES, 4 PARASITIC JAEGERS and 1 BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE were seen at Derby Hill.     11/6: A LAUGHING GULL was spotted at Derby Hill.

Madison County------------
     10/30: NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen on Eden Hill Road and Irish Hill Road south of Cazenovia.     11/3: A CATTLE EGRET was seen on Borden Road north of Earlville.     11/4: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen over Woodman Pond. 
     


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Date: 11/6/17 6:41 am
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
My impression was that it was an immature bird. The bill was immaculate and the head and neck were heavily streaked/spotted. It had no indication of white lines on face. So, no easy ID. Van Remsen says not to try it in his post.

But, my sense from my (not enough) experience with these two species in the field and looking at images of non-breeding birds is that White-faced have paler faces that contrast more with the body than Glossy. A quick review of November-only photos in eBird Media Search Tool reinforced that impression. The background dark on the face of most spot/streaked-faced White-faced Ibises appeared to be brown, and a shade or two paler than the body, making the face contrast with the body and stand out. On most Glossies the background face color was dark and close to the body color, and the whole face did not appear to contrast.

The Armitage Road bird had a very strong contrasting face. I haven’t looked at my photos on the computer yet.

Kevin

From: <bounce-122021942-3493952...> [mailto:<bounce-122021942-3493952...>] On Behalf Of Dave Nutter
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 9:15 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA

Alicia Plotkin kindly forwarded this information about separating Glossy & White-faced Ibis. The first step is figuring out what age the bird is, so I’m looking for evidence about the Armitage Rd bird.
- - Dave Nutter


Begin forwarded message:
From: Alicia <tess...><mailto:<tess...>>
Date: November 5, 2017 at 10:17:47 PM EST
To: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...><mailto:<annmitchell13...>>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
Saw your post on the ibis ID and thought you might be interested in this discussion that took place recently on the Louisiana bird list, where the ranges of the two ibises overlap.


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:

Re: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA

Date:

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:03:21 -0500

From:

Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...><mailto:<scardif...>

Reply-To:

Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...><mailto:<scardif...>

To:

<LABIRD-L...><mailto:<LABIRD-L...>



Labirders-

The only thing I would add is that adults in non-breeding plumage

retain the "reddish/chestnut" upper wing coverts (shoulder). This is how

they can be distinguished from immatures. So, if you are panning through a

flock during fall-winter, individuals with the chestnut upper wing patch

will be adults and should have their definitive iris and facial skin colors.



Steve Cardiff



On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM, James V Remsen <najames...><mailto:<najames...> wrote:



> LABIRD: Part 2:

>

> Here are the ID problems, as I understand them so far. Steve, Donna, and

> others please chime in to repair any damage below:

>

> ==========

>

> JUVS: these are the brownish necked individuals with few if any streaks,

> often with pale blotches on the bill. These are NOT identifiable to

> species as far as anyone knows and should always be reported as Plegadis

> sp. in SE LA (including Florida and River parishes). All of them have gray

> facial skins and dark eyes.

>

> ==========

>

> IMMS: In first basic plumage, the neck becomes streaked. The facial skin

> is gray in both species. The iris in White-faced at some point becomes

> red. So, if you do see a streak-necked bird with a red eye, then it is

> WFIB, but a dark-eyed bird cannot be safely identified. A real problem is

> that as White-faced matures, it can pass through a stage that looks very

> Glossy-like in still having dark eye and facial skin but having traces of

> white around face that can make it look like a Glossy. For example, the

> following photos were found by Tony Leukering from CA and NV, where GLIB

> would be extremely unusual, so these are presumably WFIB:

>

> California: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/70670231#_ga=2.29961980.

> 25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695

> California: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68874791#_ga=2.

> 265350860.25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695

> California: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/34774341#_ga=2.59837166.

> 25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695

> Nevada: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/69398871#_ga=2.

> 265350860.25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695

>

>

> An open question is how early WFIB begin to acquire a red iris. We can

> all contribute to this by uploading photos to eBird.

>

> ==========

>

>

> ADULTS in basic (non-breeding) plumage, i.e. streaked neck, lack of

> breeding colors around face (but wing coverts still glossy green etc: the

> most reliable way to tell them apart is by iris color: red in WFIB, brown

> in GLIB. The facial skin should also be pinkish in WFIB, gray in GLIB.

>

> =============

>

> Summary: FIRST, put your bird into an age category and then ….

>

>

> 1. JUVS: cannot be identified to species and should always be listed as

> Plegadis sp. In SE LA.

> 2. IMMS: IF the iris is red, then it’s WFIB; otherwise, should always

> be listed as Plegadis sp. In SE LA.

> 3. ADS (non-breeding): If you can see iris color or facial skin, then

> you can ID them; otherwise, should always be listed as Plegadis sp. In SE

> LA.

>

> I am skipping the topics of first alternate plumage and hybrids (which

> are not infrequent), but beware of birds with mixed or intermediate

> characters.

>

> I am going to hit the “reset button” for SELA Pleads, so all you eBirders

> should brace yourselves for a barrage of messages.

>

> ===================

>

> Dr. J. V. Remsen

> Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds

> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences

> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

> najames<at>LSU.edu<http://LSU.edu>

>

> > On Oct 15, 2017, at 2:17 PM, James V Remsen <najames...><mailto:<najames...> wrote:

> >

> > LABIRD: It is clear from eBird data that observers are over-reporting

> Glossy Ibis in southeastern LA based on (1) assumption that most or all

> Plegadis there are Glossy, and (2) treating any Plegadis as Glossy unless

> it has obvious white facial markings or red iris. I have made these

> mistakes myself. Both assumptions are wrong.

> >

> > To force us all to pay closer attention to their status and

> distribution, I have zeroed the eBird filters for both species for all of

> southeastern LA as far west as Terrebonne and around L. Pontchartrain

> despite the facts that both species are expected there. Briefly, the only

> way to ID non-breeding plumage Plegadis is by iris color (red in WHFIB,

> dark in GLIB), and many WFIB to not attain their red eyes until late in

> their first year, so dark iris is not sufficient to call a bird a Glossy.

> More later in a subsequent message on what I understand concerning their ID.

> >

> > So, henceforth, you will have to defend your species IDs on these two in

> the above regions. Otherwise, just enter as Glossy/White-faced.

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > ===================

> >

> > Dr. J. V. Remsen

> > Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds

> > Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences

> > LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

> > najames<at>LSU.edu<http://LSU.edu>

> >

>

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Date: 11/6/17 6:15 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
Alicia Plotkin kindly forwarded this information about separating Glossy & White-faced Ibis. The first step is figuring out what age the bird is, so I’m looking for evidence about the Armitage Rd bird.
- - Dave Nutter

> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Alicia <tess...>
>> Date: November 5, 2017 at 10:17:47 PM EST
>> To: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
>> Subject: Fwd: Re: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
>>
>> Saw your post on the ibis ID and thought you might be interested in this discussion that took place recently on the Louisiana bird list, where the ranges of the two ibises overlap.
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Identification and Status of White-faced and Glossy ibises in southeastern LA
>> Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:03:21 -0500
>> From: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
>> Reply-To: Steven W. Cardiff <scardif...>
>> To: <LABIRD-L...>
>>
>> Labirders-
>> The only thing I would add is that adults in non-breeding plumage
>> retain the "reddish/chestnut" upper wing coverts (shoulder). This is how
>> they can be distinguished from immatures. So, if you are panning through a
>> flock during fall-winter, individuals with the chestnut upper wing patch
>> will be adults and should have their definitive iris and facial skin colors.
>>
>> Steve Cardiff
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>>
>> > LABIRD: Part 2:
>> >
>> > Here are the ID problems, as I understand them so far. Steve, Donna, and
>> > others please chime in to repair any damage below:
>> >
>> > ==========
>> >
>> > JUVS: these are the brownish necked individuals with few if any streaks,
>> > often with pale blotches on the bill. These are NOT identifiable to
>> > species as far as anyone knows and should always be reported as Plegadis
>> > sp. in SE LA (including Florida and River parishes). All of them have gray
>> > facial skins and dark eyes.
>> >
>> > ==========
>> >
>> > IMMS: In first basic plumage, the neck becomes streaked. The facial skin
>> > is gray in both species. The iris in White-faced at some point becomes
>> > red. So, if you do see a streak-necked bird with a red eye, then it is
>> > WFIB, but a dark-eyed bird cannot be safely identified. A real problem is
>> > that as White-faced matures, it can pass through a stage that looks very
>> > Glossy-like in still having dark eye and facial skin but having traces of
>> > white around face that can make it look like a Glossy. For example, the
>> > following photos were found by Tony Leukering from CA and NV, where GLIB
>> > would be extremely unusual, so these are presumably WFIB:
>> >
>> > California: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/70670231#_ga=2.29961980.
>> > 25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695
>> > California: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68874791#_ga=2.
>> > 265350860.25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695
>> > California: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/34774341#_ga=2.59837166.
>> > 25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695
>> > Nevada: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/69398871#_ga=2.
>> > 265350860.25890241.1507509707-334541348.1399337695
>> >
>> >
>> > An open question is how early WFIB begin to acquire a red iris. We can
>> > all contribute to this by uploading photos to eBird.
>> >
>> > ==========
>> >
>> >
>> > ADULTS in basic (non-breeding) plumage, i.e. streaked neck, lack of
>> > breeding colors around face (but wing coverts still glossy green etc: the
>> > most reliable way to tell them apart is by iris color: red in WFIB, brown
>> > in GLIB. The facial skin should also be pinkish in WFIB, gray in GLIB.
>> >
>> > =============
>> >
>> > Summary: FIRST, put your bird into an age category and then ….
>> >
>> >
>> > 1. JUVS: cannot be identified to species and should always be listed as
>> > Plegadis sp. In SE LA.
>> > 2. IMMS: IF the iris is red, then it’s WFIB; otherwise, should always
>> > be listed as Plegadis sp. In SE LA.
>> > 3. ADS (non-breeding): If you can see iris color or facial skin, then
>> > you can ID them; otherwise, should always be listed as Plegadis sp. In SE
>> > LA.
>> >
>> > I am skipping the topics of first alternate plumage and hybrids (which
>> > are not infrequent), but beware of birds with mixed or intermediate
>> > characters.
>> >
>> > I am going to hit the “reset button” for SELA Pleads, so all you eBirders
>> > should brace yourselves for a barrage of messages.
>> >
>> > ===================
>> >
>> > Dr. J. V. Remsen
>> > Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
>> > Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
>> > LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
>> > najames<at>LSU.edu
>> >
>> > > On Oct 15, 2017, at 2:17 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > LABIRD: It is clear from eBird data that observers are over-reporting
>> > Glossy Ibis in southeastern LA based on (1) assumption that most or all
>> > Plegadis there are Glossy, and (2) treating any Plegadis as Glossy unless
>> > it has obvious white facial markings or red iris. I have made these
>> > mistakes myself. Both assumptions are wrong.
>> > >
>> > > To force us all to pay closer attention to their status and
>> > distribution, I have zeroed the eBird filters for both species for all of
>> > southeastern LA as far west as Terrebonne and around L. Pontchartrain
>> > despite the facts that both species are expected there. Briefly, the only
>> > way to ID non-breeding plumage Plegadis is by iris color (red in WHFIB,
>> > dark in GLIB), and many WFIB to not attain their red eyes until late in
>> > their first year, so dark iris is not sufficient to call a bird a Glossy.
>> > More later in a subsequent message on what I understand concerning their ID.
>> > >
>> > > So, henceforth, you will have to defend your species IDs on these two in
>> > the above regions. Otherwise, just enter as Glossy/White-faced.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > ===================
>> > >
>> > > Dr. J. V. Remsen
>> > > Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
>> > > Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
>> > > LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
>> > > najames<at>LSU.edu
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>>

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Date: 11/5/17 5:56 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] Bird ID
Lovely photo of a female of the light form of Rough-legged Hawk, a sign that autumn is progressing. This bird might stick around the area all winter.
- - Dave Nutter



> On Nov 5, 2017, at 8:48 PM, Rachel Hogancamp <rachelhogancamp810...> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> I got my eyes and my lens on this gorgeous bird yesterday on 89 between Tyre and 5 & 20. Can someone help me with an ID? I have other images if you'd like to see another one. I didn't get him in flight because I had to head back to Ithaca but I did watch him for 10 minutes. He was lifting his tail frequently and didn't seem to be too bothered by the few cars that pulled over to watch after I did.
>
> I also saw about 60 - 70 sandhill cranes off in a field heading east on Armitage Rd and around 50 Trumpeter Swans heading west on Armitage around 4pm.
>
> Thanks for your help!
> Rachel
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> <_DSC5483 cr.jpg>
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Date: 11/5/17 5:51 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Glossy or White-faced Ibis on Armitage Rd today
I didn’t realize until after I sent my message that Kevin McGowan had already sent a message. It sounds like the bird was somewhat closer for us, and our lighting was a bit better. We only had a strong wind from our backs and a bit of spitting rain, not a downpour. Ann & I found that by using a window mount on each passenger side window of her car we could steady our scopes better and not be in the rain. Ann & Wade also walked along the driveway to gate where she used her scope on her tripod and Wade used his camera with a fairly big lens.

Kevin McGowan thought the bird was a non-breeding adult. I am interested in why. There may have been clues to its age that I overlooked. I think we were close enough that we should have seen either the pink facial skin of a non-breeding adult White-faced or the pale outline around the brown skin of a non-breeding adult Glossy. I think the feathering encroached more closely around a small dark facial area, like on the juvenile heads which Sibley shows, although this bird was old enough that the bill had changed to a single color. Perhaps the red eye of a non-breeding adult White-faced would have required more light for us to see, but none of us noticed it, although we were looking.

- - Dave Nutter

> On Nov 5, 2017, at 6:55 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>
> This afternoon a Plegadis, sp., ibis was reported on the north side of Armitage Road in the partially flooded field west of Olmstead Road and east of the Clyde River & Erie Canal swamps. This is in Wayne County, in the southwest corner of the Town of Savannah. The bird was close to the east end of the field and about halfway from Armitage Road to the far dike, foraging in a non-flooded part of the muddy field and sometimes in an adjacent weedy strip. At least one Canada Goose was not in a sharing mood and caused the ibis to walk extra and even fly a short distance.
>
> If anyone can say based on extensive experience and seeing this bird or photos of it whether it is a Glossy Ibis or it is a White-faced Ibis, I am interested in an ID and the basis for it.
>
> I believe it was a juvenile bird just starting its first winter, based on the general lack of contrast of the plumage of the body & folded wings. It was fairly dark brown on the body with only a small amount of slight green highlight on the wing coverts that I saw. The head & neck were tan and lighter on the side of the head. The legs were all dark. The bill appeared uniform gray. There was no indication of red on the facial skin nor any pale edging (indeed I could not see any facial skin), nor any red to the eye. I suspect it was too young to develop any of these field marks. Perhaps the low heavy cloud cover, and the distance to the bird made such subtleties too hard to discern even at 60x with a scope steadied against the brisk wind. That’s my observation, but others may have seen things differently.
>
> I think the gray bill suggests White-faced. The lack of pale edging to the facial skin would also suggest White-faced, but as I said, it may be too young for that feature of Glossy to develop. I’m pretty sure this is too early in the season to expect the red eye or red facial skin of White-faced to be present, so their absence would mean nothing. I believe red legs would only be on the breeding plumage White-faced. I thought the tan head & neck might suggest White-faced as well, but I could be wrong about that. As for the overall body color, I thought Glossy should be darker, but I can’t claim enough experience to be certain. Maybe if this bird sticks around for some sunshine, then someone can judge the colors and highlights better.
>
> Other observers present while I was there included Ann Mitchell, Kevin McGann, & Wade & Melissa Rowley. Wade in particular had the impression that the overall tone of the body was dark, suggesting Glossy to him. He has traveled through the White-faced Ibis’ range during the winter, so he has more experience than I do, but he still doesn’t claim to be an expert. He took plenty of photos, although my impression was that the bird was lighter in color in real life than at the least the one photo he showed me. If anyone does want to claim the role of expert, here’s an opportunity. It may be that birds of this age are just too hard to tell apart unless both species are side-by-side. I have heard second-hand that Kevin McGowan had also observed this bird quite a while, taken lots of photos, and not yet reached a conclusion, and perhaps that’s as good an expert opinion as we can expect.
>
> Similarly, I am interested in others’ observations of details of this bird, and what they may or may not suggest as to its ID, regardless of any conclusion or claim of expertise. It’s an interesting puzzle.
>
> It would be nice to settle on a species not just for my own and others’ personal lists, but for the 2017 edition of Cayuga Lake Basin First Records list which I have maintained on the Cayuga Bird Club website. There were two other all-dark ibis sightings this year, a single bird over Tschache Pool and a small flock over Cornell University, and both times the observers assumed them to be Glossy without any details to distinguish the birds from White-faced, the former observation being a shaky, distant, and much-magnified video, and the latter observation being a naked-eye view of birds in flight at 75 yards. I do not doubt each were ibis, but I think one cannot assume that just because we are closer to the usual range of Glossy that they are overwhelmingly more likely to stray west from their coastal breeding range as opposed to White-faced straying east from their breeding range. Indeed we once had one of each side-by-side at Benning Marsh. Anyway, I counted both of those observations as Plegadis, sp., and I’m looking for an observation of a bird which is distinctly either Glossy or White-faced before I put it on the year’s list.
>
> - - Dave Nutter
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Date: 11/5/17 3:55 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Glossy or White-faced Ibis on Armitage Rd today
This afternoon a Plegadis, sp., ibis was reported on the north side of Armitage Road in the partially flooded field west of Olmstead Road and east of the Clyde River & Erie Canal swamps. This is in Wayne County, in the southwest corner of the Town of Savannah. The bird was close to the east end of the field and about halfway from Armitage Road to the far dike, foraging in a non-flooded part of the muddy field and sometimes in an adjacent weedy strip. At least one Canada Goose was not in a sharing mood and caused the ibis to walk extra and even fly a short distance.

If anyone can say based on extensive experience and seeing this bird or photos of it whether it is a Glossy Ibis or it is a White-faced Ibis, I am interested in an ID and the basis for it.

I believe it was a juvenile bird just starting its first winter, based on the general lack of contrast of the plumage of the body & folded wings. It was fairly dark brown on the body with only a small amount of slight green highlight on the wing coverts that I saw. The head & neck were tan and lighter on the side of the head. The legs were all dark. The bill appeared uniform gray. There was no indication of red on the facial skin nor any pale edging (indeed I could not see any facial skin), nor any red to the eye. I suspect it was too young to develop any of these field marks. Perhaps the low heavy cloud cover, and the distance to the bird made such subtleties too hard to discern even at 60x with a scope steadied against the brisk wind. That’s my observation, but others may have seen things differently.

I think the gray bill suggests White-faced. The lack of pale edging to the facial skin would also suggest White-faced, but as I said, it may be too young for that feature of Glossy to develop. I’m pretty sure this is too early in the season to expect the red eye or red facial skin of White-faced to be present, so their absence would mean nothing. I believe red legs would only be on the breeding plumage White-faced. I thought the tan head & neck might suggest White-faced as well, but I could be wrong about that. As for the overall body color, I thought Glossy should be darker, but I can’t claim enough experience to be certain. Maybe if this bird sticks around for some sunshine, then someone can judge the colors and highlights better.

Other observers present while I was there included Ann Mitchell, Kevin McGann, & Wade & Melissa Rowley. Wade in particular had the impression that the overall tone of the body was dark, suggesting Glossy to him. He has traveled through the White-faced Ibis’ range during the winter, so he has more experience than I do, but he still doesn’t claim to be an expert. He took plenty of photos, although my impression was that the bird was lighter in color in real life than at the least the one photo he showed me. If anyone does want to claim the role of expert, here’s an opportunity. It may be that birds of this age are just too hard to tell apart unless both species are side-by-side. I have heard second-hand that Kevin McGowan had also observed this bird quite a while, taken lots of photos, and not yet reached a conclusion, and perhaps that’s as good an expert opinion as we can expect.

Similarly, I am interested in others’ observations of details of this bird, and what they may or may not suggest as to its ID, regardless of any conclusion or claim of expertise. It’s an interesting puzzle.

It would be nice to settle on a species not just for my own and others’ personal lists, but for the 2017 edition of Cayuga Lake Basin First Records list which I have maintained on the Cayuga Bird Club website. There were two other all-dark ibis sightings this year, a single bird over Tschache Pool and a small flock over Cornell University, and both times the observers assumed them to be Glossy without any details to distinguish the birds from White-faced, the former observation being a shaky, distant, and much-magnified video, and the latter observation being a naked-eye view of birds in flight at 75 yards. I do not doubt each were ibis, but I think one cannot assume that just because we are closer to the usual range of Glossy that they are overwhelmingly more likely to stray west from their coastal breeding range as opposed to White-faced straying east from their breeding range. Indeed we once had one of each side-by-side at Benning Marsh. Anyway, I counted both of those observations as Plegadis, sp., and I’m looking for an observation of a bird which is distinctly either Glossy or White-faced before I put it on the year’s list.

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Date: 11/5/17 3:44 pm
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] ibis on Armitage rd, Wayne Co
I was there with Dave Nutter, Melissa and Wade Rowley, and Kevin McGann. Wade and I walked up closer, but the bird was still far away. We thought it might be a 1st winter bird. It had no white around it’s eye which was not red. I was told it could still be a WFIB because the red eye wouldn’t necessarily be seeable. I hope someone else gets to see it and ID it. Better lighting would be helpful!!
Ann

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> On Nov 5, 2017, at 5:54 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> wrote:
>
> This afternoon, Laura Stenzler and Ton Schat directed attention to a dark ibis they found north of Armitage Rd, west of rt 38 north of Monezuma. I was birding nearby, and headed right over. I found the bird, but unfortunately the rain started in earnest right then, and the lighting was poor. Also the bird was very actively foraging in the far north end of the east-most section of flooded farm fields and did not give good looks.
>
>
> White-faced and Glossy ibis are about equally likely to occur here. The bird looked like a non-breeding-plumaged adult, with no white on the face to help with ID (broad white in White-faced, thin white stripes in Glossy). It was way too far away, and the light was way too dim for me to be able to see if there was any red in the face or not. I could not tell which species it was.
>
>
> Unless someone else gets better looks or better photos, I have to put it down as "Plegadis sp." or "Glossy/White-faced Ibis."
>
>
> Kevin
>
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Date: 11/5/17 2:54 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] ibis on Armitage rd, Wayne Co
This afternoon, Laura Stenzler and Ton Schat directed attention to a dark ibis they found north of Armitage Rd, west of rt 38 north of Monezuma. I was birding nearby, and headed right over. I found the bird, but unfortunately the rain started in earnest right then, and the lighting was poor. Also the bird was very actively foraging in the far north end of the east-most section of flooded farm fields and did not give good looks.


White-faced and Glossy ibis are about equally likely to occur here. The bird looked like a non-breeding-plumaged adult, with no white on the face to help with ID (broad white in White-faced, thin white stripes in Glossy). It was way too far away, and the light was way too dim for me to be able to see if there was any red in the face or not. I could not tell which species it was.


Unless someone else gets better looks or better photos, I have to put it down as "Plegadis sp." or "Glossy/White-faced Ibis."


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Date: 11/5/17 9:09 am
From: Scott Haber <scotthaber1...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OT: selling Kowa scope
Hi All,

I'm parting with my gently used Kowa TSN-82 SV scope and 30x (fixed)
eyepiece. The scope and eyepiece are in excellent condition with no defects
or cosmetic damage.

If anyone is interested, please contact me directly (off-list) for price
and more details:

<sah67...>

Thanks,
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Date: 11/4/17 10:04 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Loons, Cedar Waxwings
5 COMMON LOONS offshore Lansing Station Rd. with a few CORMORANTS, Gull sp & 1 MALLARD male.
Lake water is very high for November.

& the CEDAR WAXWINGS (6-7) have arrived to gorge on the voluminous blue cedar berries!
Along w A. ROBINS, BLUE JAYS, & maybe HOUSE SPARROWS (couldn't actually see what they were eating - they may be just getting insects, & also bird seed I put under the cedar trees).

Donna Scott
Lansing, Cayuga Lake
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Date: 11/4/17 5:45 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] East Shore Park, Sat 11/4
There is a distant tight flock of 17 BLACK SCOTERS plus two slightly closer
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS out to the northwest from East Shore Park (8:40 AM
Saturday).

Mark Chao

On Nov 4, 2017 8:23 AM, "Mark Chao" <markchao...> wrote:

> I believe that I'm watching eight SURF SCOTERS and one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
> off the east side of Stewart Park (8:20 AM, Saturday), not too far away now
> but maybe drifting north. Nice viewing too of Buffleheads, Hooded
> Mergansers, etc.
>
> Mark Chao
>

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Date: 11/4/17 5:23 am
From: Mark Chao <markchao...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park, Sat 11/4
I believe that I'm watching eight SURF SCOTERS and one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
off the east side of Stewart Park (8:20 AM, Saturday), not too far away now
but maybe drifting north. Nice viewing too of Buffleheads, Hooded
Mergansers, etc.

Mark Chao

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Date: 11/3/17 2:59 pm
From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] CBC Owling field trip, Saturday 6pm
Tomorrow evening, Bob and I will be leading a field trip to look and listen
for owls.
Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm, meet at the Cornell Lab parking lot to
carpool.
Dress warmly (as there will be much standing still in the cold), and bring
a headlamp or flashlight.
Forecast is calling for a slight chance of rain, becoming more likely after
midnight.
All are welcome.
Let me know if you have any questions (email or call 607-351-9334).

Suan

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Date: 11/2/17 11:02 am
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Monday Night Seminar -- Arthur Singer, 50 Years of Wildlife Art
Hi Everyone:



The November Monday Night Seminar is coming up next week at the Lab of
Ornithology. For those who can’t attend in person, we will also be live
streaming the lecture at bit.ly/BirdTalks
<http://dl.allaboutbirds.org/cornelllab-monday-night-seminars>. Doors open
at 7:00. Free, no registration required.



The new exhibit, which accompanies Monday’s lecture and book signing, is on
display in the auditorium as of today. Please check it out!



Hope to see you there,

Marc



***



*Monday, November 6, 2017 *
* 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM*



*Arthur Singer: 50 Years of Wildlife Art*



*Paul and Alan Singer*

Authors of the new book Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American
Master



Join Paul and Alan Singer, sons of prolific wildlife artist Arthur Singer
for a special evening commemorating the talent and work of their father.
First, Paul Singer will provide a look at the wildlife art of Arthur Singer
from 1934 until his death in 1990. Then, Alan Singer, Arthur’s illustration
assistant on a variety of projects including revisions to the Field Guide
to Birds of North America (aka “The Golden Guide”) and the US Postal Stamp
commemoratives, will share his observations on Arthur's working methods and
approach to illustration and painting.



*The talk will be followed by a book signing and a companion exhibit of
Singer’s work will be on display in the auditorium through February 2018.*

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Date: 11/1/17 10:58 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Trumpeter swans and Sandhill cranes
Hi all, currently right now 1:51p Nov 1st, 50+ TRUMPETER SWANS on both north and south sides of Armitage Road between Olmsted and where the canal goes under the road to the west of the flats. Many other ducks and geese present as well. 1 adult Sandhill and 1 juvenile on the south side of Armitage just to the west of Olmsted.

Happy birding!


Best,

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
PO Box 187
Savannah, NY 13146
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Date: 10/30/17 11:47 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- October 30, 2017
*  NYSY  10.30.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 23, 2017 - October 30, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: October 30 AT 11:00 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 23, 2017.
Highlights--------------
CATTLE EGRETGOLDEN EAGLENORTHERN GOSHAWKSANDHILL CRANEBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONCACKLING GOOSEPURPLE SANDPIPERLITTLE GULL

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     Shorebird species was down to nine this week.     10/23: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from the Visitor’s Center.     10/28: 2 CATTLE EGRETS were seen at Wilgoose Field on Rt. 89. They were refound on the 29th. 32 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the fields on Armitage road.

Cayuga county------------
     10/24: A PURPLE SANDPIPER was again seen from the east break wall at Fair Haven State Park.     10/28: A LITTLE GULL was seen at Fair Haven State Park flying with Bonaparte’s Gulls.     10/29: A PURPLE SANDPIPER was seen with a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and 6 DUNLIN from the east break wall  at Fair Haven State Park.

Onondaga County------------
     10/25: A CATTLE EGRET was seen from Radisson River Park (private) on the Oswego River south of Phoenix. It was seen again of the 27th.     10/27: 4 juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along the creek walk on Onondaga Creek north of Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse.

Oswego County------------
     10/28: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Derby Hill.

Madison County------------
     10/27: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Woodman Pond north of Hamilton. 

     
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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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Date: 10/30/17 10:25 am
From: David Marsh <dsmarsh77...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Winter Raptor Surveys
The 2017/2018 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin on November
15, approximately two weeks away. The entire season runs from November 15
through March 28. The largest portion of the Raptor migrations will have
been completed, and it will be time to learn what species have chosen to
spend the winter at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Our weekly surveys
provide important information that will assist the Refuge and the DEC in
managing habitat to attract and hold raptors. Accurate data collection is
always our highest priority. Surveyor’s work is important, and the time
devoted to helping with the surveys is always appreciated. There are some
additional benefits among which are an opportunity to sharpen raptor ID
skills, enjoy watching raptors conduct their deadly serious efforts in
search of food under difficult climate conditions, and, experience the
solitude of Montezuma in the winter. Surveyors will visit parts of
Montezuma that are normally closed to the public, and learn more about what
attracts raptors to the complex in the winter season.



Our protocol will be essentially the same as that used in the past several
seasons. Surveys will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays, beginning one half
hour before sunset and ending one half hour after sunset. We have 24 sites
available for survey, 21 we will attempt to survey each week, and 3 that
will be surveyed approximately once a month. There will be a few site
changes from last year.



Each site will be staffed with at least one veteran surveyor who is able
to make quick and often difficult identification of the raptors who
frequent our area. If you are an inexperienced surveyor, or even new to
birding, you are welcome to attend and you will be assigned to accompany a
veteran surveyor. The more eyes we have at each site the greater our
chances of spotting raptors. We meet each week in the Refuge Offices across
from the Visitor’s Center at the times listed below There you will receive
a briefing, obtain assignments, and pick up materials for the survey.
Surveyors will return to the office after completion of the survey to turn
in data and exchange information about experiences.



Wednesday, Nov. 15, meet at 3:15 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 22, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 29, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 6, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 13, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 20, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 27, meet at 3:25 pm



Raptor Survey dates (always Wednesday) and meeting times for January,
February, and March, will be announced later, including information about
the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey to be held in mid-January. Those
interested in helping with the surveys should contact me, David
Marsh, at * <dsmarsh77...>
<dsmarsh77...> *

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Date: 10/30/17 10:25 am
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cattle Egrets and water
2 Cattle Egrets at Goose Haven today.
Saw one catch a frog from pond edge near barn and the other wading in a Wilgoose pond ~1/4 mile South. The apparent insect shortage this year may have forced a diet change.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/37990513336/in/datetaken-public/
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Date: 10/30/17 7:37 am
From: Hoh, Christina M (DEC) <Christina.Hoh...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] NYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys
Hello Cayuga-area birders,



It's almost that time of year! It sure feels like we're finished with heat waves this fall, meaning wintering raptors will soon be showing up in local fields and wetlands. Every year, NYSDEC regions across the state monitor wintering raptor presence to record where and how these birds are spending their time here. Some of these species are of conservation concern, such as the Short-eared Owl and Northern Harrier, and our data helps in planning management decisions that might affect these species.



Since we have so much potential habitat here in DEC Region 8 (roughly the counties between Iroquois NWR and Montezuma NWR/Cayuga Lake), we depend on volunteer surveyors to help us find wintering raptors. We record any owls, hawks, and other raptors that we see during hour-long surveys around sunset. Surveyors have been treated to some great sights in the past, like talon-locking owls, eagles buzzing flocks of geese, and even other critters like mink playing in the snow. Yes, it does involve being outside in the WNY winter, but our pre-survey meetings always include hot drinks and snacks to help fortify us against the cold!



We run surveys out of two locations in order to cover a large portion of the Finger Lakes/Genesee region, and survey sites are usually within a 20-minute drive of our meeting location. Avon-area surveys are held every other Tuesday (starting 11/21) and we meet beforehand at the DEC Avon office (6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd). Trumansburg-area surveys are held every other Thursday (starting 12/7) out of the Ulysses Philomathic Library (74 E. Main St). Our first few meetings/surveys will take place around the 3:30-5:30PM timeframe. We run surveys through April, and since sunset time changes as the winter goes on, if your schedule doesn't allow you to join us early in the season, later might work out.



Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a brand-new birder, all are welcome to come and join in. Newbies are paired with staff or experienced surveyors until they feel comfortable with the process, and you are welcome to help with just one survey, the entire season, or anything in between.



Please send me an email at <christina.hoh...><mailto:<christina.hoh...> if you'd like more information or think you might want to participate. Please include which meeting location you'd be interested in working from.



Thanks so much to everyone who has made these last few years of surveys such a success- our region is truly unique in having such a dedicated volunteer crew collecting a wealth of information. Hope to see you soon!



-Christina


Christina M. Hoh
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Date: 10/30/17 7:33 am
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Myers Point: Black Scoter, etc.
The last few days have been relatively slow lake-watching from Myers and
other areas. Yesterday's rain did not drop anything particularly noteworthy
down in the spots I was able to check. Highlights yesterday were two male
LONG-TAILED DUCKS flying north past Myers and a DUNLIN on the spit.
Yesterday a little after noon, I stopped at Stewart Park and had a large
flock of about 55 BLACK SCOTERS wheeling over the lake far to the north,
but they never came closer and I lost them in the waves. Both Surf and
White-winged scoters continue off the east end of the park, as well as a
few coots and a male Bufflehead.

This morning, three BUFFLEHEAD and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were about
the only waterfowl moving off Myers, but a DUNLIN continued on the spit, an
immature BONAPARTE'S GULL spent some time sitting with the other gulls, and
a female BLACK SCOTER was diving with two White-winged Scoters and a
Greater Scaup not far off the marina.

Jay

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Date: 10/29/17 9:03 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Pheasants
2 male PHEASANTS went from driveway at 699 Lansing Station Rd to woods across street, mid-day Sunday.

Donna Scott
Lansing
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Date: 10/29/17 12:16 pm
From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Howland Island drone pix
Click on "events" & then to the right see the list including "Drone
Pics of Northern Montezuma". Aerial views are also included but the
drone pix are closer. I never dreamed so much water & land are there.

Fritzie.


On 10/29/2017 2:06 PM, bob mcguire wrote:
> The main reason for writing this up is to alert folks to a new
> resource. Jim Eckler and Frank Morlock (DEC Morgan Road) have recently
> acquired a drone with camera, and they have been posting aerial photos
> of the various DEC properties in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands
> Complex. Think Howland Island, Martens Tract, Railroad Road, etc. They
> intend to post updated photos throughout the season. Its fascinating
> to see, from the air, exactly what is out there beyond the cattails
> and phragmities. Go to _https://friendsofmontezuma.org_ and find the
> whats new section at the top-center of the page. Bob McGuire -


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Date: 10/29/17 11:07 am
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Howland Island
I spent a delightful morning yesterday walking around Howland Island. Waterfowl season was just beginning: there was a lot of gunshot and very few ducks in evidence (in contract to the thousands in the MNWR main pool). Best birds were a softly calling Hermit Thrush and a lone female Rusty Blackbird in a flock of robins.

The main reason for writing this up is to alert folks to a new resource. Jim Eckler and Frank Morlock (DEC Morgan Road) have recently acquired a drone with camera, and they have been posting aerial photos of the various DEC properties in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Think Howland Island, Martens Tract, Railroad Road, etc. They intend to post updated photos throughout the season. Its fascinating to see, from the air, exactly what is out there beyond the cattails and phragmities. Go to https://friendsofmontezuma.org and find the whats new section at the top-center of the page.

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Date: 10/28/17 2:49 pm
From: Asher Hockett <veery715...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017
Collective is a very good word, I think.

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 6:32 AM, Wesley W. Blauvelt <
<ravenbarnconsulting...> wrote:

> According to my handy iBird Pro app, “A group of cranes has many
> collective nouns, including a construction, dance, sedge, siege and swoop
> of cranes.
>
>
>
> On Oct 27, 2017, at 11:08 PM, Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergmeyer...>
> wrote:
>
> Isn't a group of male cranes called a "bachelor flock". I read that
> somewhere
>
> On Oct 27, 2017 12:04 AM, "Upstate NY Birding digest" <
> <cayugabirds-l...> wrote:
>
>> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Friday, October 27, 2017.
>>
>> 1. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> 2. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> 3. Where are all my feeder birds?
>> 4. Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
>> 5. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> 6. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> 7. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> 8. Flock of cormorants
>> 9. OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
>>
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>>
>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: "Chris R. Pelkie" <chris.pelkie...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:08:47 +0000
>> X-Message-Number: 1
>>
>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
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>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:40:33 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 2
>>
>> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
>> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
>> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>> - - Dave Nutter
>>
>> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
>> > ______________________
>> >
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>> Subject: Where are all my feeder birds?
>> From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:39:15 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 3
>>
>> I was noticing an eerie silence in my garden since this original post but
>> did have a few Tufted Titmouses (Titmice?) show up that day at my feeder
>> along with a group of chickadees and jays. I think it is cool that feeder
>> birds continue to scout and forage for the "good" stuff and then probably
>> also communicate with others about it. Isn't the bounty due to the
>> amazing
>> rains we had this past spring....but I am noticing some growth spurts on
>> my
>> fruit trees now after the recent rains, when they should be dropping
>> leaves
>> by now. Freaky.
>>
>>
>> *---Sandy Wold*
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>>
>> Subject: Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
>> From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:41:46 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 4
>>
>> I have a Native Pagoda Dogwood I need to rehome. It needs more sun than I
>> can give it and is supposed to grow about 3ftx3ft, but is growing taller
>> and spindly because not enough sun on the west side of my house and partly
>> shaded by a mature tree, and I wonder if it was mislabeled and could
>> become
>> more of an understory tree. I think it would do well on the east side of
>> a
>> house with no shade. Sunday afternoon would be a good day to come get it.
>> I can help dig. It's been there about three years. I am located near
>> Hickey's Music, downtown Ithaca. Please contact me off-list.
>>
>>
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>>
>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: "Johnson, Alyssa" <ajohnson...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:53:49 +0000
>> X-Message-Number: 5
>>
>> Sandhill cranes still in the field on Armitage rd as of 9:30 Thursday
>> morning. Not sure of exact count, didn't have binoculars with me- is "a
>> lot" good enough? :)
>>
>> Alyssa Johnson
>> Environmental Educator
>> Montezuma Audubon Center
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>> PO Box 187
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>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: <bounce-121988717-79436705...> <
>> <bounce-121988717-79436705...> on behalf of Dave Nutter <
>> <nutter.dave...>
>> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:40:33 AM
>> To: CayugaBirds-L b
>> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
>>
>> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
>> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
>> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>> - - Dave Nutter
>>
>> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
>> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...>> wrote:
>>
>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
>> ______________________
>>
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>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:08:30 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 6
>>
>> I’m more interested in what to call these post-breeding assemblages of
>> mostly unrelated individuals, which I guess are about sharing the task of
>> watching for predators while feeding and roosting. In German the word is
>> “gesellungsverband”, if I read aright. “Survival group” seems to be the
>> usual translation, but I wonder if something more colorful isn’t hiding
>> somewhere in the English language?
>>
>> -Geo
>>
>> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:34:23 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 7
>>
>> Sounds good to me!
>> Ann
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>> >
>> > “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
>> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
>> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>> > - - Dave Nutter
>> >
>> >> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it!
>> Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
>> >> ______________________
>> >>
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>> >> Bioacoustics Research Program
>> >> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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>> Subject: Flock of cormorants
>> From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:46:49 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 8
>>
>> This morning about 9:45 as I was driving Rt 89 along Cass Park, there were
>> probably 100+ double crested cormorants in two big flocks. I don't think
>> I'd every seen flocks of cormorants before. It seemed like they were
>> getting ready to head in a southerly direction.
>> The flock was very messy, not at all like a goose flock. From a distance I
>> thought they were crows but when I got under I was able to ID better.
>>
>> Always interesting to see new things on my everyday drive.
>>
>> Nancy
>>
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>> Subject: OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
>> From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:37:23 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 9
>>
>> Does anyone have a farm pond with bass or sunfish? Would you mind if a
>> handful of fishermen thinned it out a bit in the next week or so? We are
>> urgently collecting fish to freeze and feed to a rehabilitated osprey over
>> the winter. It will take hundreds of pounds of fish to insure it survives
>> and we’re well on our way. Plus, thinning is good for your pond’s
>> ecosystem. The colder the weather gets, however, the harder it is to fish,
>> so please reply quickly.
>>
>>
>>
>> Many thanks for your kindness and help keeping this osprey (Ms. K) alive.
>>
>>
>>
>> Eyes to the sky!
>>
>> Candace
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Date: 10/28/17 11:55 am
From: bob mcguire <bmcguire...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
The Sandhill Cranes were not in evidence on Armitage Road at 11 this morning. Lots of hunters, though. 9 Cranes flew in, calling, when I checked Knox-Marsellus at 10:45. I have no idea where the rest of them found refuge.

If you drive up there today, check on the 2 newly-arrived CATTLE EGRETS at Goose Haven on Rt 89.

The shorebird mix at Bennings Marsh kept changing. At one point there were 9 Long-billed Dowitchers, 7 Pectoral Sandpipers, and some 30 Dunlin. Plus one each of Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs.

Bob McGuire
On Oct 28, 2017, at 7:51 AM, Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> wrote:

> Anyone know if the cranes are still there?
> May head up today.
>
> Thanks.
>
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> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Jennifer <zjenreed...> wrote:
> Maybe just a "band" of cranes (or anything else). Usually evokes a loose or temporary association for a particular purpose, something for which they banded together...
>
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
> Cranery sounds like a nest colony (they dont do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about cranefield for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
>
> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> wrote:
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>> Nice. Is cranery a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
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Date: 10/28/17 8:22 am
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] E shore Cay. Lk.
A mile jaunt down & back, above Lansing Station Rd shore, revealed 2, maybe 3 COMMON LOONS, with gull escorts, as well as a few MALLARDS, C. MERGS, & the now usual CORMORANTS.

The latter like to sit on my buoys airing their wings.
Also a lovely soaring RED TAILED HAWK. I always hope it is the one I took to Vet School Wildlife clinic in Feb. , that was more or less 'cured' of lead poisoning.

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Date: 10/28/17 6:46 am
From: Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Collective noun
+1 for pun!

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On Oct 28, 2017, at 09:07, Tony Shrimpton <fiveshrimps...><mailto:<fiveshrimps...>> wrote:

How about a “desert” of Sandhills? 😀

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Date: 10/28/17 6:36 am
From: <rachelhogancamp810...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
I swung by around 5:30 yesterday and didn’t see them. I did see a number of tundra or trumpeter swans in the fields (hard to tell because they were pretty far away) heading down Armitage, some harriers and eagles.

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> On Oct 28, 2017, at 9:05 AM, Sheila Ann Dean <shadean4...> wrote:
>
> I went by Thursday around noon and they weren't there. But evidently they were that morning. Maybe they would return to feed in the evening?
> Sheila
>
>> On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> wrote:
>> Anyone know if the cranes are still there?
>> May head up today.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Cayuga Dog Rescue has saved more than 555! dogs since 2005!
>> Learn more at cayugadogrescue.org
>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Jennifer <zjenreed...> wrote:
>>> Maybe just a "band" of cranes (or anything else). Usually evokes a loose or temporary association for a particular purpose, something for which they banded together...
>>>
>>>> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>>>> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>>>> - - Dave Nutter
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
>>>>> ______________________
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>>>>> Information/Data Manager; IT Support
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Date: 10/28/17 6:07 am
From: Tony Shrimpton <fiveshrimps...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sandhill Collective noun
How about a “desert” of Sandhills? 😀

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Date: 10/28/17 6:05 am
From: Sheila Ann Dean <shadean4...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
I went by Thursday around noon and they weren't there. But evidently they
were that morning. Maybe they would return to feed in the evening?
Sheila

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 7:51 AM, Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
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> Anyone know if the cranes are still there?
> May head up today.
>
> Thanks.
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> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Jennifer <zjenreed...> wrote:
>
>> Maybe just a "band" of cranes (or anything else). Usually evokes a loose
>> or temporary association for a particular purpose, something for which they
>> banded together...
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>>
>>> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
>>> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
>>> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>>> - - Dave Nutter
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
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>>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
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Date: 10/28/17 5:22 am
From: Tony Shrimpton <fiveshrimps...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
A “desert” of Sandhills perhaps? 😀

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 27, 2017, at 7:49 PM, Jennifer <zjenreed...> wrote:
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> Maybe just a "band" of cranes (or anything else). Usually evokes a loose or temporary association for a particular purpose, something for which they banded together...
>
>> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>> - - Dave Nutter
>>
>>
>>> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
>>> ______________________
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Date: 10/28/17 4:51 am
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
Anyone know if the cranes are still there?
May head up today.

Thanks.

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On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Jennifer <zjenreed...> wrote:

> Maybe just a "band" of cranes (or anything else). Usually evokes a loose
> or temporary association for a particular purpose, something for which they
> banded together...
>
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
>
>> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
>> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
>> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
>> - - Dave Nutter
>>
>>
>> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
>> ______________________
>>
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>> Information/Data Manager; IT Support
>> Bioacoustics Research Program
>> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=159+Sapsucker+Woods+Road+%0D+Ithaca,+NY+14850&entry=gmail&source=g>
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Date: 10/28/17 3:32 am
From: Wesley W. Blauvelt <ravenbarnconsulting...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017
According to my handy iBird Pro app, “A group of cranes has many collective nouns, including a construction, dance, sedge, siege and swoop of cranes.



> On Oct 27, 2017, at 11:08 PM, Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergmeyer...> wrote:
>
> Isn't a group of male cranes called a "bachelor flock". I read that somewhere
>
> On Oct 27, 2017 12:04 AM, "Upstate NY Birding digest" <cayugabirds-l...> <mailto:<cayugabirds-l...>> wrote:
> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Friday, October 27, 2017.
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> 1. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 2. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 3. Where are all my feeder birds?
> 4. Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
> 5. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 6. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 7. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 8. Flock of cormorants
> 9. OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
>
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>
> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: "Chris R. Pelkie" <chris.pelkie...> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:08:47 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
> ______________________
>
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> <mailto:<nutter.dave...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:40:33 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...>> wrote:
> >
> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
> > ______________________
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> Subject: Where are all my feeder birds?
> From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> <mailto:<sandra.wold...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:39:15 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> I was noticing an eerie silence in my garden since this original post but
> did have a few Tufted Titmouses (Titmice?) show up that day at my feeder
> along with a group of chickadees and jays. I think it is cool that feeder
> birds continue to scout and forage for the "good" stuff and then probably
> also communicate with others about it. Isn't the bounty due to the amazing
> rains we had this past spring....but I am noticing some growth spurts on my
> fruit trees now after the recent rains, when they should be dropping leaves
> by now. Freaky.
>
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> Subject: Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
> From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> <mailto:<sandra.wold...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:41:46 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> I have a Native Pagoda Dogwood I need to rehome. It needs more sun than I
> can give it and is supposed to grow about 3ftx3ft, but is growing taller
> and spindly because not enough sun on the west side of my house and partly
> shaded by a mature tree, and I wonder if it was mislabeled and could become
> more of an understory tree. I think it would do well on the east side of a
> house with no shade. Sunday afternoon would be a good day to come get it.
> I can help dig. It's been there about three years. I am located near
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: "Johnson, Alyssa" <ajohnson...> <mailto:<ajohnson...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:53:49 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Sandhill cranes still in the field on Armitage rd as of 9:30 Thursday morning. Not sure of exact count, didn't have binoculars with me- is "a lot" good enough? :)
>
> Alyssa Johnson
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> Montezuma Audubon Center
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> From: <bounce-121988717-79436705...> <mailto:<bounce-121988717-79436705...> <bounce-121988717-79436705...> <mailto:<bounce-121988717-79436705...>> on behalf of Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> <mailto:<nutter.dave...>>
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:40:33 AM
> To: CayugaBirds-L b
> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
>
> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...><mailto:<chris.pelkie...> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...>>> wrote:
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...> <mailto:<geokloppel...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:08:30 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I’m more interested in what to call these post-breeding assemblages of mostly unrelated individuals, which I guess are about sharing the task of watching for predators while feeding and roosting. In German the word is “gesellungsverband”, if I read aright. “Survival group” seems to be the usual translation, but I wonder if something more colorful isn’t hiding somewhere in the English language?
>
> -Geo
>
> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...>> wrote:
> >
> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
>
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...> <mailto:<annmitchell13...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:34:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Sounds good to me!
> Ann
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> <mailto:<nutter.dave...>> wrote:
> >
> > “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> > - - Dave Nutter
> >
> >> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> <mailto:<chris.pelkie...>> wrote:
> >>
> >> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
> >> ______________________
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> Subject: Flock of cormorants
> From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...> <mailto:<nancycusumano62...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:46:49 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> This morning about 9:45 as I was driving Rt 89 along Cass Park, there were
> probably 100+ double crested cormorants in two big flocks. I don't think
> I'd every seen flocks of cormorants before. It seemed like they were
> getting ready to head in a southerly direction.
> The flock was very messy, not at all like a goose flock. From a distance I
> thought they were crows but when I got under I was able to ID better.
>
> Always interesting to see new things on my everyday drive.
>
> Nancy
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> Subject: OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
> From: Candace Cornell <cec222...> <mailto:<cec222...>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:37:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Does anyone have a farm pond with bass or sunfish? Would you mind if a
> handful of fishermen thinned it out a bit in the next week or so? We are
> urgently collecting fish to freeze and feed to a rehabilitated osprey over
> the winter. It will take hundreds of pounds of fish to insure it survives
> and we’re well on our way. Plus, thinning is good for your pond’s
> ecosystem. The colder the weather gets, however, the harder it is to fish,
> so please reply quickly.
>
>
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> Many thanks for your kindness and help keeping this osprey (Ms. K) alive.
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Date: 10/27/17 8:09 pm
From: Lynn Bergmeyer <lynnbergmeyer...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: October 27, 2017
Isn't a group of male cranes called a "bachelor flock". I read that
somewhere

On Oct 27, 2017 12:04 AM, "Upstate NY Birding digest" <
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> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Friday, October 27, 2017.
>
> 1. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 2. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 3. Where are all my feeder birds?
> 4. Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
> 5. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 6. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 7. Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> 8. Flock of cormorants
> 9. OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: "Chris R. Pelkie" <chris.pelkie...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:08:47 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
> Dictionary, here we come!
> ______________________
>
> Chris Pelkie
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> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
> Ithaca, NY 14850
> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/
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>
>
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>
> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:40:33 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
> Dictionary, here we come!
> > ______________________
> >
> > Chris Pelkie
> > Information/Data Manager; IT Support
> > Bioacoustics Research Program
> > Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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> Subject: Where are all my feeder birds?
> From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:39:15 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> I was noticing an eerie silence in my garden since this original post but
> did have a few Tufted Titmouses (Titmice?) show up that day at my feeder
> along with a group of chickadees and jays. I think it is cool that feeder
> birds continue to scout and forage for the "good" stuff and then probably
> also communicate with others about it. Isn't the bounty due to the amazing
> rains we had this past spring....but I am noticing some growth spurts on my
> fruit trees now after the recent rains, when they should be dropping leaves
> by now. Freaky.
>
>
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>
> Subject: Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
> From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:41:46 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> I have a Native Pagoda Dogwood I need to rehome. It needs more sun than I
> can give it and is supposed to grow about 3ftx3ft, but is growing taller
> and spindly because not enough sun on the west side of my house and partly
> shaded by a mature tree, and I wonder if it was mislabeled and could become
> more of an understory tree. I think it would do well on the east side of a
> house with no shade. Sunday afternoon would be a good day to come get it.
> I can help dig. It's been there about three years. I am located near
> Hickey's Music, downtown Ithaca. Please contact me off-list.
>
>
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: "Johnson, Alyssa" <ajohnson...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:53:49 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Sandhill cranes still in the field on Armitage rd as of 9:30 Thursday
> morning. Not sure of exact count, didn't have binoculars with me- is "a
> lot" good enough? :)
>
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> PO Box 187
> Savannah, NY 13146
> <ajohnson...>
> (315) 365-3588
>
> ________________________________
> From: <bounce-121988717-79436705...> <
> <bounce-121988717-79436705...> on behalf of Dave Nutter <
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> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:40:33 AM
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> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
>
> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...><
> mailto:<chris.pelkie...>> wrote:
>
> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
> Dictionary, here we come!
> ______________________
>
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:08:30 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> I’m more interested in what to call these post-breeding assemblages of
> mostly unrelated individuals, which I guess are about sharing the task of
> watching for predators while feeding and roosting. In German the word is
> “gesellungsverband”, if I read aright. “Survival group” seems to be the
> usual translation, but I wonder if something more colorful isn’t hiding
> somewhere in the English language?
>
> -Geo
>
> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
> Dictionary, here we come!
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:34:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> Sounds good to me!
> Ann
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 26, 2017, at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
> >
> > “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> > - - Dave Nutter
> >
> >> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
> Dictionary, here we come!
> >> ______________________
> >>
> >> Chris Pelkie
> >> Information/Data Manager; IT Support
> >> Bioacoustics Research Program
> >> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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> >> Ithaca, NY 14850
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> Subject: Flock of cormorants
> From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:46:49 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 8
>
> This morning about 9:45 as I was driving Rt 89 along Cass Park, there were
> probably 100+ double crested cormorants in two big flocks. I don't think
> I'd every seen flocks of cormorants before. It seemed like they were
> getting ready to head in a southerly direction.
> The flock was very messy, not at all like a goose flock. From a distance I
> thought they were crows but when I got under I was able to ID better.
>
> Always interesting to see new things on my everyday drive.
>
> Nancy
>
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> Subject: OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
> From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:37:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 9
>
> Does anyone have a farm pond with bass or sunfish? Would you mind if a
> handful of fishermen thinned it out a bit in the next week or so? We are
> urgently collecting fish to freeze and feed to a rehabilitated osprey over
> the winter. It will take hundreds of pounds of fish to insure it survives
> and we’re well on our way. Plus, thinning is good for your pond’s
> ecosystem. The colder the weather gets, however, the harder it is to fish,
> so please reply quickly.
>
>
>
> Many thanks for your kindness and help keeping this osprey (Ms. K) alive.
>
>
>
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>
> Candace
>
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Date: 10/27/17 4:50 pm
From: Jennifer <zjenreed...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
Maybe just a "band" of cranes (or anything else). Usually evokes a loose or
temporary association for a particular purpose, something for which they
banded together...

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:

> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal
> roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about
> “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
>
> On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
> wrote:
>
> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
> Dictionary, here we come!
> ______________________
>
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> Information/Data Manager; IT Support
> Bioacoustics Research Program
> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=159+Sapsucker+Woods+Road+%0D+Ithaca,+NY+14850&entry=gmail&source=g>
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Date: 10/27/17 8:14 am
From: Betsy Hutchings <betsy.hutchings...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes

Does anyone know whether the cranes are still in the field on Armitage road?
Thanks,
Betsy HutchingsBirder
From: "Johnson, Alyssa" <ajohnson...>
To: CayugaBirds-L b <cayugabirds-l...>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill cranes still in the field on Armitage rd as of 9:30 Thursday morning. Not sure of exact count, didn't have binoculars with me- is "a lot" good enough? :)

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
PO Box 187
Savannah, NY 13146
<ajohnson...>
(315) 365-3588
From: <bounce-121988717-79436705...> <bounce-121988717-79436705...> on behalf of Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:40:33 AM
To: CayugaBirds-L b
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?- - Dave Nutter 

On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...> wrote:


Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
______________________
 
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Date: 10/27/17 7:59 am
From: Paul Anderson <paul...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] TVs on the move
From my office window on Esty St in Ithaca, I can see lots of Turkey
Vultures flying south. It's been a constant sequence of clumps for the
past hour. I've counted about 60, but there are probably very many more
that I can't see.

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Date: 10/26/17 2:37 pm
From: Candace Cornell <cec222...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] OT: Farm pond fish needed to feed osprey
Does anyone have a farm pond with bass or sunfish? Would you mind if a
handful of fishermen thinned it out a bit in the next week or so? We are
urgently collecting fish to freeze and feed to a rehabilitated osprey over
the winter. It will take hundreds of pounds of fish to insure it survives
and we’re well on our way. Plus, thinning is good for your pond’s
ecosystem. The colder the weather gets, however, the harder it is to fish,
so please reply quickly.



Many thanks for your kindness and help keeping this osprey (Ms. K) alive.



Eyes to the sky!

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Date: 10/26/17 10:47 am
From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusumano62...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Flock of cormorants
This morning about 9:45 as I was driving Rt 89 along Cass Park, there were
probably 100+ double crested cormorants in two big flocks. I don't think
I'd every seen flocks of cormorants before. It seemed like they were
getting ready to head in a southerly direction.
The flock was very messy, not at all like a goose flock. From a distance I
thought they were crows but when I got under I was able to ID better.

Always interesting to see new things on my everyday drive.

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Date: 10/26/17 10:34 am
From: Ann Mitchell <annmitchell13...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
Sounds good to me!
Ann

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> On Oct 26, 2017, at 8:40 AM, Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:
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> “Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
> - - Dave Nutter
>
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>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
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Date: 10/26/17 7:08 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
I’m more interested in what to call these post-breeding assemblages of mostly unrelated individuals, which I guess are about sharing the task of watching for predators while feeding and roosting. In German the word is “gesellungsverband”, if I read aright. “Survival group” seems to be the usual translation, but I wonder if something more colorful isn’t hiding somewhere in the English language?

-Geo

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Date: 10/26/17 6:54 am
From: Johnson, Alyssa <ajohnson...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill cranes still in the field on Armitage rd as of 9:30 Thursday morning. Not sure of exact count, didn't have binoculars with me- is "a lot" good enough? :)

Alyssa Johnson
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Cranery sounds like a nest colony (they dont do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about cranefield for where a large group feeds?
- - Dave Nutter

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Nice. Is cranery a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
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Date: 10/26/17 6:42 am
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Native Pagoda Dogwood offer - u dig
I have a Native Pagoda Dogwood I need to rehome. It needs more sun than I
can give it and is supposed to grow about 3ftx3ft, but is growing taller
and spindly because not enough sun on the west side of my house and partly
shaded by a mature tree, and I wonder if it was mislabeled and could become
more of an understory tree. I think it would do well on the east side of a
house with no shade. Sunday afternoon would be a good day to come get it.
I can help dig. It's been there about three years. I am located near
Hickey's Music, downtown Ithaca. Please contact me off-list.


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Date: 10/26/17 6:39 am
From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds?
I was noticing an eerie silence in my garden since this original post but
did have a few Tufted Titmouses (Titmice?) show up that day at my feeder
along with a group of chickadees and jays. I think it is cool that feeder
birds continue to scout and forage for the "good" stuff and then probably
also communicate with others about it. Isn't the bounty due to the amazing
rains we had this past spring....but I am noticing some growth spurts on my
fruit trees now after the recent rains, when they should be dropping leaves
by now. Freaky.


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Date: 10/26/17 5:40 am
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
“Cranery” sounds like a nest colony (they don’t do that) or communal roost. Also auto-spell-correct changes cranery to cranberry. How about “cranefield” for where a large group feeds?
- - Dave Nutter

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Date: 10/26/17 4:09 am
From: Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pelkie...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
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Date: 10/25/17 7:02 pm
From: Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
Possibly there is less risk of predation when birds are dispersed in cover to feed v. concentrated at a predictable site at feeders designed to be open enough on at least one side for people to observe from inside a house.
- - Dave Nutter

> On Oct 25, 2017, at 11:58 AM, AB Clark <anneb.clark...> wrote:
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> I think it is extremely reassuring that, when the wild foods are ample, the feeder-aware birds still prefer to use them. Superior nutrition and nutritional diversity, I am sure.
>
> Anne B Clark
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>> On Oct 25, 2017, at 11:54 AM, Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...> wrote:
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>> Hi All,
>>
>> Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment from Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else, but this came up.)
>>
>> "Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones but I have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak acorns, sugar maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and seeds. Interestingly, I’ve seen this above average production across the Northeast."
>>
>>
>>
>> Hopefully this goes a long way to explaining the increase in decreases this year.
>>
>>
>>
>> Marc Devokaitis
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Barbara B. Eden <beb1...> wrote:
>>> For the past 2 months the resident birds that I daily feed have dropped in population This is the first time this has happened and even those pesky squirrels have left I live in Cayuga Heights and my backyard is a bird friendly habitat
>>> Any thoughts would be appreciated
>>> Thanks
>>> Barbara Eden
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Date: 10/25/17 3:08 pm
From: Dave K <fishwatchers...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] 65 Sandhill Cranes
65 Sandhill Cranes, South side of Armitage Rd near Olmstead. 4:45 this PM https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/37880924956/in/datetaken-public/

[X]Sandhill Cranes 10-25-17 Armitage Rd<https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/37880924956/in/datetaken-public/>

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Date: 10/25/17 12:54 pm
From: <khmo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
While I concur with the natural foods theory we are forgetting that at
this time of year many of "our" passerines have dispersed or moved
southward to some degree. Many of our fall and winter feeder birds are
those that have bred in Canada and come south for the winter. While
that's just beginning around here, the ADK has had a growing influx.
Over the course of 31 years of banding here we determined three groups
of Black-capped Chickadees, a small year around group, another that
breeds here and moves as far south and west as Kentucky/Tennessee for
the winter and a third that breeds in Quebec and Ontario and comes here
for the winter. A few other species do the same. I'm sure everyone has
noted the huge congregate flocks of Robins that will soon move SSW while
some will remain. There is so much food up north that I have little hope
for the projections of a finchy winter here although they are all in the
ADK in nice numbers.

Lastly, a slightly irreverent explanation from the West Side is gaining
in popularity. See <http://www.gocomics.com/closetohome/2017/10/24>

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On 2017-10-25 19:08, <tess...> wrote:

> Our (mostly red) oak trees had a huge mast year two years ago, but last year and this year the acorns have been at more normal production levels. Red oaks have a two year cycle for acorn production - the flowers from this year are next year's acorns - so it could be that 2018 will be another big year for acorns in our woods.
>
> Cones & other nuts do seem abundant wherever we look, but I assumed it was because this has been the first year in several that we didn't have an ill-timed cold snap or drought during a crucial part of the growing season. On our property we had almost no walnuts last year & I am certain that was b/c of a bad cold snap just after pollination that seemed to kill most of the tiny fruit, followed by an extended period without rain later in the growing season. There have been a couple of cold/warm/cold/warm periods in early spring during the past five years and several kinds of fruit and nut trees were affected. Perhaps the trees have energy on hand from those years when they couldn't develop fruit, and can pour that energy into extra production this year?
>
> While cold snaps & droughts also are connected to climate change, my guess is that this year's abundance had more to do with these factors rather than with warming - it wasn't all that warm in central NYS this summer [1], for one thing!
>
> Alicia
>
> P.S. Birders on the Maine bird list have similar complaints about the disappearance of their feeder birds, with similar conclusions that it likely is due to unusual amounts of food in the wild.
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> From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...>
> To: "Marc Devokaitis" <mdevokaitis...>
> Cc: "Barbara B. Eden" <beb1...>, "CAYUGABIRDS-L" <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>
> Sent: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:47:44 -0400
> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
>
> I wonder if all these trees are putting out "stress cones/seeds," caused by the accelerating warming. Or do they just like being so warm?
> Betsy
>
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
> Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment from Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else, but this came up.)
>
> "Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones but I have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak acorns, sugar maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and seeds. Interestingly, I've seen this above average production across the Northeast."
>
> Hopefully this goes a long way to explaining the increase in decreases this year.
>
> Marc Devokaitis
>
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Barbara B. Eden <beb1...> wrote:
>
> For the past 2 months the resident birds that I daily feed have dropped in population This is the first time this has happened and even those pesky squirrels have left I live in Cayuga Heights and my backyard is a bird friendly habitat
> Any thoughts would be appreciated
> Thanks
> Barbara Eden
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Date: 10/25/17 12:50 pm
From: martin borko <mborko...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
There is no question about it. It has been a banner year for fruit and cone production!!!
marty
> On Oct 25, 2017, at 3:08 PM, <tess...> wrote:
>
> Our (mostly red) oak trees had a huge mast year two years ago, but last year and this year the acorns have been at more normal production levels. Red oaks have a two year cycle for acorn production - the flowers from this year are next year's acorns - so it could be that 2018 will be another big year for acorns in our woods.
>
> Cones & other nuts do seem abundant wherever we look, but I assumed it was because this has been the first year in several that we didn't have an ill-timed cold snap or drought during a crucial part of the growing season. On our property we had almost no walnuts last year & I am certain that was b/c of a bad cold snap just after pollination that seemed to kill most of the tiny fruit, followed by an extended period without rain later in the growing season. There have been a couple of cold/warm/cold/warm periods in early spring during the past five years and several kinds of fruit and nut trees were affected. Perhaps the trees have energy on hand from those years when they couldn't develop fruit, and can pour that energy into extra production this year?
>
> While cold snaps & droughts also are connected to climate change, my guess is that this year's abundance had more to do with these factors rather than with warming - it wasn't all that warm in central NYS this summer <http://www.syracuse.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/08/central_ny_summer_ends_up_slightly_cooler_than_normal.html>, for one thing!
>
> Alicia
>
> P.S. Birders on the Maine bird list have similar complaints about the disappearance of their feeder birds, with similar conclusions that it likely is due to unusual amounts of food in the wild.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
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> To:
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>
> I wonder if all these trees are putting out "stress cones/seeds," caused by the accelerating warming. Or do they just like being so warm?
> Betsy
>
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...> <mailto:<mdevokaitis...>> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment from Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else, but this came up.)
>
> "Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones but I have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak acorns, sugar maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and seeds. Interestingly, I’ve seen this above average production across the Northeast."
>
>
>
> Hopefully this goes a long way to explaining the increase in decreases this year.
>
>
>
> Marc Devokaitis
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Barbara B. Eden <beb1...> <mailto:<beb1...>> wrote:
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> Thanks
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Date: 10/25/17 12:09 pm
From: <tess...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
Our (mostly red) oak trees had a huge mast year two years ago, but
last year and this year the acorns have been at more normal
production levels. Red oaks have a two year cycle for acorn
production - the flowers from this year are next year's acorns - so
it could be that 2018 will be another big year for acorns in our
woods.

Cones & other nuts do seem abundant wherever we look, but I assumed
it was because this has been the first year in several that we didn't
have an ill-timed cold snap or drought during a crucial part of the
growing season.  On our property we had almost no walnuts last year
& I am certain that was b/c of a bad cold snap just after pollination
that seemed to kill most of the tiny fruit, followed by an extended
period without rain later in the growing season.  There have been a
couple of cold/warm/cold/warm periods in early spring during the past
five years and several kinds of fruit and nut trees were affected.
Perhaps the trees have energy on hand from those years when they
couldn't develop fruit, and can pour that energy into extra
production this year? 

While cold snaps background:rgb(228,228,228);">From: Betsy Darlington

To:"Marc Devokaitis"
Cc:"Barbara B. Eden" , "CAYUGABIRDS-L"
Sent:Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:47:44 -0400
Subject:Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds

I wonder if all these trees are putting out "stress cones/seeds,"
caused by the accelerating warming.  Or do they just like being so
warm?Betsy

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Marc Devokaitis wrote:
Hi All,
Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment
from Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and
Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else,
but this came up.)

"Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones
but I have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak
acorns, sugar maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and
seeds. Interestingly, I’ve seen this above average production
across the Northeast."

Hopefully this goes a long way to explaining the increase in
decreases this year.

Marc Devokaitis

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For the past 2 months the resident birds that I daily feed have
dropped in population This is the first time this has happened and
even those pesky squirrels have left I live in Cayuga Heights and my
backyard is a bird friendly habitat
Any thoughts would be appreciated
Thanks
Barbara Eden

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Date: 10/25/17 9:48 am
From: Betsy Darlington <darlingtonbets...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
I wonder if all these trees are putting out "stress cones/seeds," caused by
the accelerating warming. Or do they just like being so warm?
Betsy

On Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...>
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment from
> Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest
> Biology at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else, but this came
> up.)
>
> "Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones but
> I have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak acorns,
> sugar maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and seeds.
> Interestingly, I’ve seen this above average production across the
> Northeast."
>
>
> Hopefully this goes a long way to explaining the increase in decreases
> this year.
>
>
> Marc Devokaitis
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Barbara B. Eden <beb1...>
> wrote:
>
>> For the past 2 months the resident birds that I daily feed have dropped
>> in population This is the first time this has happened and even those pesky
>> squirrels have left I live in Cayuga Heights and my backyard is a bird
>> friendly habitat
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Date: 10/25/17 8:59 am
From: AB Clark <anneb.clark...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
I think it is extremely reassuring that, when the wild foods are ample, the feeder-aware birds still prefer to use them. Superior nutrition and nutritional diversity, I am sure.

Anne B Clark
147 Hile School Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
607-222-0905
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> Hi All,
>
> Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment from Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else, but this came up.)
>
> "Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones but I have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak acorns, sugar maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and seeds. Interestingly, I’ve seen this above average production across the Northeast."
>
>
>
> Hopefully this goes a long way to explaining the increase in decreases this year.
>
>
>
> Marc Devokaitis
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> Thanks
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Date: 10/25/17 8:55 am
From: Marc Devokaitis <mdevokaitis...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Where are all my feeder birds
Hi All,

Re-opening this thread--I thought I'd share with the list a comment from
Donald Leopold, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
at SUNY-ESF (I was asking him about something else, but this came up.)

"Not only are conifers producing an extraordinary abundance of cones but I
have never seen such an abundance of walnuts, hickories, oak acorns, sugar
maple and white ash samaras, and other tree fruits and seeds.
Interestingly, I’ve seen this above average production across the
Northeast."


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year.


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> Thanks
> Barbara Eden
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Date: 10/25/17 5:33 am
From: Gary Kohlenberg <jgk25...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] CBC field trip to Franklin Mountain Saturday
Hi all,
On Saturday, the 28th, I will lead a field trip to the Franklin Mountain Hawk watch, in Franklin NY, near Oneonta. It is roughly a 2 hour drive. Meet at the East Hill parking lot, across from CTB (Collegetown Bagels), 329 Pine Tree Road at 7:30am. We will decide carpooling there for a return around 4:30.

Bring snacks, water etc. Even though the weather looks very good, min 60s, bring a warmer windproof jacket just in case. Scopes can be fun, but aren't as needed on hawk watching days. We will be standing mostly although there is a picnic table on the hill top. If you like to sit, bring a folding chair, I don't remember if there are any there.

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Date: 10/24/17 1:21 pm
From: Brad Walker <bmw38...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] (Deceased) Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Ithaca
Hi all,

I just picked up a Yellow-crowned Night-heron specimen from the Swanson
Wildlife Clinic. They said the bird had been found on Route 13 near the
Ithaca Airport on October 20. It's going to be prepared for the Museum of
Vertebrates sometime this week.

According to Jay McGowan and Tim Lenz this is the first record for that
species in eBird and the first or second for the county, but they can
correct me on that if I'm wrong.
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Date: 10/23/17 1:56 pm
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MZ Sandhills up
There are 47 Sandhill Cranes on the south side of Armitage Road just west of Olmstead.

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Date: 10/23/17 9:07 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- October 23, 2017
*  NYSY  10.23.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):October 16, 2017 - October 23, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: October 23 AT 11:30 a.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of October 17, 2017.
Highlights--------------
SANDHILL CRANEBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONBRANTCACKLING GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONPURPLE SANDPIPERWHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERPARASITIC JAEGERORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERPINE SISKINRED CROSSBILL EVENING GROSBEAK


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
Shorebird numbers were down to 11 species at the complex this week          10/18: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Benning Marsh .     10/20: A BRANT and an EURASIAN WIGEON were seen in the Main Pool.     10/21: A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at the Visitor’s Center. A PINE SISKIN was found along the Wildlife Drive.10/22: 20 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from East Road.

Cayuga County------------
     10/16: 326 BRANT and two late CASPIAN TERNS were seen at Fair Haven State Park.     10/20: A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from the east break wall at Fair Haven State Park. An early PURPLE SANDPIPER was found on the south side of the east break wall (usual location) at Fair Have State Park. It was seen through 10/22.

Onondaga county------------
     10/18: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was again found along Onondaga Creek from the Creek Walk near Hiawatha Boulevard. Two ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen along the power lines on 60 Road at the Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. They were seen through 10/21.     1021: A RED CROSSBILL was found at Spruce Pond in Morgan Hill state Forest. A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found a t Labrador Hollow Nature Area. An EVENING GROSBEAK was found east of Rt. 91 near Labrador Hollow Unique Area.     10/22: A PINE SISKIN was noted at the Radisson River Park south of Phoenix.

Madison County------------
     10/18: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at woodman Pond north of Hamilton. It was found again on 10/22.

Herkimer County-------------
     10/17: A BRANT was seen in the Dolgeville area.
     
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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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Date: 10/22/17 1:22 pm
From: M Miller <mmiller325...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
Thanks guys, I appreciate the quick response.

Mark

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Mark,
This is the east spit at Fair Haven State Park on Lake Ontario, Cayuga County.

On Oct 22, 2017 3:54 PM, "Joe DeVito" <joebubo...><mailto:<joebubo...>> wrote:
I apologize, I thought I sent it to Cayuga birds.

The purple sandpiper was along the pier hiding beneath the break wall. It would come out for a little and go back in.

Just passed the trees on the left, maybe 50 yards or so, there is a small mid flat.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 22, 2017, at 3:24 PM, M Miller <mmiller325...><mailto:<mmiller325...>> wrote:

Could you give a little more on the location of the Purple Sandpiper? (Also, could all posters please consider many of us that follow Cayuga Basin List aren’t always familiar with Ithaca locations, thanks.)


Had nice variety at the visitor center pool on Montezuma; Wilson’s Snipe, Dowitcher, Dunlin, Pectoral, Yellowlegs, and also an American Pipit..

Mark Miller

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Date: 10/22/17 12:58 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jmcgowan57...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
Mark,
This is the east spit at Fair Haven State Park on Lake Ontario, Cayuga
County.

On Oct 22, 2017 3:54 PM, "Joe DeVito" <joebubo...> wrote:

I apologize, I thought I sent it to Cayuga birds.

The purple sandpiper was along the pier hiding beneath the break wall. It
would come out for a little and go back in.

Just passed the trees on the left, maybe 50 yards or so, there is a small
mid flat.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 22, 2017, at 3:24 PM, M Miller <mmiller325...> wrote:

Could you give a little more on the location of the Purple
Sandpiper? (Also, could all posters please consider many of us that
follow Cayuga Basin List aren’t always familiar with Ithaca locations,
thanks.)


Had nice variety at the visitor center pool on Montezuma; Wilson’s Snipe,
Dowitcher, Dunlin, Pectoral, Yellowlegs, and also an American Pipit..

Mark Miller

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Date: 10/22/17 12:54 pm
From: Joe DeVito <joebubo...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
I apologize, I thought I sent it to Cayuga birds.

The purple sandpiper was along the pier hiding beneath the break wall. It would come out for a little and go back in.

Just passed the trees on the left, maybe 50 yards or so, there is a small mid flat.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 22, 2017, at 3:24 PM, M Miller <mmiller325...> wrote:
>
> Could you give a little more on the location of the Purple Sandpiper? (Also, could all posters please consider many of us that follow Cayuga Basin List aren’t always familiar with Ithaca locations, thanks.)
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>
> Had nice variety at the visitor center pool on Montezuma; Wilson’s Snipe, Dowitcher, Dunlin, Pectoral, Yellowlegs, and also an American Pipit.
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> Mark Miller
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Date: 10/22/17 12:25 pm
From: M Miller <mmiller325...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] RE; Purple Sandpiper, Montezuma VC
Could you give a little more on the location of the Purple Sandpiper? (Also, could all posters please consider many of us that follow Cayuga Basin List aren’t always familiar with Ithaca locations, thanks.)


Had nice variety at the visitor center pool on Montezuma; Wilson’s Snipe, Dowitcher, Dunlin, Pectoral, Yellowlegs, and also an American Pipit.

Mark Miller

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Date: 10/22/17 7:25 am
From: Joe DeVito <joebubo...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Purple sandpiper
Still present!!

On left side of breaker wall.

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Date: 10/22/17 5:27 am
From: John VanNiel <John.VanNiel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snow Bunting @ MNWR
Single snow Bunting on the wildlife drive just past LaRue's Lagoon now

Dr. John Van Niel
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Finger Lakes Community College
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Snows and Brant

Mid afternoon here and we had two high Vs of Snow Geese going south and one low altitude line of Brant heading East to West (Cayuga to Seneca?). Have seen southbound loons follow that profile at times.

Hoping the front induced owls to move tonight. Out 15th year of saw-whets and it has been the latest and slowest!

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