News Written by Dan Veaner
As it turns out NYSEG regional forester for Ithaca and the Fingerlakes Paul Paradine is a Lansing resident who doesn't live far from Myers Park and Salt Point. Colt says he is enthusiastic about erecting the nesting platform.
"He's a great guy, very much into birding," Colt says. "We're going to meet with him next week. I believe he is going to be very supportive of the construction of the actual platform and putting the platform in place."
Colt says that if the pole isn't high enough it may be extended or replaced to give it the height needed to attract a bald eagle or osprey to nest there. The Town has plans from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to construct a platform with a mesh floor that will be mounted on the top of the pole.
Bald eagles have been sited at Salt Point, along Salmon creek, and in the Ithaca Inlet.
Pet of the Week
Lucy is here at the SPCA only because her owner is terminally ill and can no longer care for this loving, sweet cat. Lucy had belated surgery as a youngster for her inverted eyelids, which is the cause of her vision difficulties: limited, but she gets around independently and can follow wand toys if you want to encourage her to play. There have been no medical issues since then. She loves people, and is affectionate and sweet. She prefers a home with no other cats - or one or two at most. Lucy likes to sleep/hide under her blankets! She can be a little shy at first, but warms up very quickly and is super affectionate. She loves attention and is full of purrs and head butts when happy. Spread a little love around YOUR home, not to mention on Lucy!
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