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Issue 10, Shot Glass 7

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*The Shotglass 10.7 - July 2005
*The electronic supplement to The Cup
*  Compiled by Jay McGowan
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July 2005 David Cup Totals

234 Tim Lenz 
233 Bob McGuire
228 Jay McGowan
225 Mike Andersen
224 Steve Fast
223+Mike Harvey
222 Dave Nutter
219 Mark Chao
215+Scott Haber
214 Kevin McGowan
197+Bard Prentiss
196 Dan Lebbin
192+Ken Rosenberg
191 Anne Marie Johnson
189 Perri McGowan
172 Matt Medler 
 91 Tringa (the Dog) McGowan
 58 Martin (the Cat) McGowan
 48 Frank "Pusser D. Cat" Fast


July 2005 McIlroy Award Totals

180 Tim Lenz
167+Ken Rosenberg
151 Mark Chao
141 Jay McGowan
113 Kevin McGowan


July 2005 Evans Trophy Totals

175 Jay McGowan
162 Kevin McGowan
153 Steve Fast
144 Perri McGowan
140+Bard Prentiss


July 2005 Yard Totals

100+John Fitzpatrick, Ellis Hollow
 98 Nancy Dickinson
 94 McGowan/Kline Family, Dryden
 73 Anne Marie Johnson, Caroline
 72+Pixie Senesac 


July 2005 Lansing Competition Totals

169 Mark Chao
143 Jay McGowan
115 Kevin McGowan



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BASIN COMPOSITE DEPOSIT


Here is the total list for the end of July (247 species):

Mute Swan, , Tundra Swan, Canada Goose, CACKLING GOOSE, Brant, G. W-F 
GOOSE, ROSS'S GOOSE, Snow Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Am. Black Duck, 
Gadwall, N. Pintail, Am. Wigeon, EURASIAN WIGEON, N. Shoveler, B-w 
Teal, G-w Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, R-n Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser 
Scaup, L-t Duck, Surf Scoter, Black Scoter, W-w Scoter, C. Goldeneye, 
Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, C. Merganser, R-b Merganser, Ruddy Duck, 
R-n Pheasant, Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, C. Loon, P-b Grebe, Horned 
Grebe, R-n Grebe, EARED GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, D-c Cormorant, 
Am. Bittern, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, 
B-c Night-Heron, GLOSSY IBIS, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, N. 
Harrier, S-s Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, N. Goshawk, R-s Hawk, B-w Hawk, R-t 
Hawk, R-l Hawk, Golden Eagle, Am. Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, 
GYRFALCON, C. Moorhen, Am. Coot, Virginia Rail, Sora, SANDHILL CRANE, 
B-b Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser 
Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, 
Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, W-r Sandpiper, 
Baird's Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Stilt 
Sandpiper, S-b Dowitcher, Am. Woodcock, Wilson's Snipe, LITTLE GULL, 
Bonaparte's Gull, R-b Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, 
Lesser B-b Gull, Great B-b Gull, Caspian Tern, C. Tern, Forster's Tern, 
Black Tern, Mourning Dove, Rock Pigeon, Y-b Cuckoo, B-b Cuckoo, L-e 
Owl, S-e Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, N. S-w Owl, E. Screech-Owl, 
C. Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, R-t Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, R-h 
Woodpecker, R-b Woodpecker, Y-b Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy 
Woodpecker, N. Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, E. 
Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Y-b Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, 
Alder Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested 
Flycatcher, E. Kingbird, N. Shrike, R-e Vireo, Warbling Vireo, 
Philadelphia Vireo, WHITE-EYED VIREO, Y-t Vireo, B-h Vireo, Blue Jay, 
C. Raven, Am. Crow, Fish Crow, Horned Lark, Purple Martin, N. R-w 
Swallow, Bank Swallow, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, 
Tufted Titmouse, B-c Chickadee, R-b Nuthatch, W-b Nuthatch, Brown 
Creeper, Carolina Wren, House Wren, Winter Wren, SEDGE WREN, Marsh 
Wren, G-c Kinglet, R-c Kinglet, B-g Gnatcatcher, E. Bluebird, MOUNTAIN 
BLUEBIRD, Am. Robin, Wood Thrush, Veery, Swainson's Thrush, G-c Thrush, 
Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, N. Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, European 
Starling, Am. Pipit, BOHEMIAN WAXWING, Cedar Waxwing, N. Parula, O-c 
Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, B-w Warbler, G-w Warbler, Nashville 
Warbler, Yellow Warbler, C-s Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May 
Warbler, B-t Blue Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Y-r 
Warbler, B-t Green Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine 
Warbler, B-b Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, W-e Warbler, B-&-w Warbler, 
Am. Redstart, Ovenbird, N. Waterthrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, Mourning 
Warbler, C. Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Canada Warbler, Hooded 
Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, N. Cardinal, R-b Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, E. 
Towhee, Am. Tree Sparrow, Field Sparrow, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, Chipping 
Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, W-t 
Sparrow, W-c Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, 
Swamp Sparrow, D-e Junco, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, E. 
Meadowlark, Bobolink, B-h Cowbird, R-w Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, C. 
Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Evening Grosbeak, Purple 
Finch, House Finch, C. Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Am. Goldfinch, House 
Sparrow.


TIM LENZ’S MISSES:
Eurasian Wigeon, Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Glossy Ibis, Northern 
Goshawk, Baird’s Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Long-eared Owl, 
Northern Saw-whet Owl, White-eyed Vireo, Bohemian Waxwing, Orange-
crowned Warbler, Evening Grosbeak.


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MORE ICE CREAM FOR BIRDERS

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by Mark Chao


You like shorebirds?  You like ice cream?  Got a copy of Matt Sarver's 
article (see the latest issue of The Cup) in your glove compartment?  
If so, listen up.  There is a formidable new contender for ice-cream 
supremacy in the Basin.  It's called the Cayuga Lake Creamery.

Once you get your fill of birds at MNWR, head south on Rte. 89.  After 
about half an hour, shortly after entering Interlaken, you'll find 
Cayuga Lake Creamery on the left side of the road.  (Don't confuse this 
with a similarly-named establishment further up the lake, the one with 
the miniature golf course.  The minigolf is probably fine, especially 
for diehards like Ryan Douglas, but Bob McGuire reports that the food 
and shakes are just so-so.)  

Upon entering Cayuga Lake Creamery, you will be greeted with the 
powerful vanilla aroma of fresh waffle cones.  The place is clean and 
bright, with tables inside and on a deck outside.  The scoopers I met 
are friendly young women, who all look a lot happier than the sometimes 
sullen staff at Purity.  And behind the back lawn, there is a woodland 
edge with some apparent potential for migrating warblers in September 
and October.

And the ice cream. . . wow!!  I've never had anything quite like it.  
It tastes like cold, rich, fresh cream.  The texture is perfect -- 
dense and extremely smooth.  Each spoonful comes off the scoop as a 
broad elastic strand, not in stiff nuggets as with overfrozen 
supermarket ice cream.  Ever had gelato?  This is close.  I knew 
seconds after tasting it that it was by far the best ice cream in the 
area, and surely among the best I've ever had.  Bob McGuire and Tim 
Lenz tried it the next day, and they agree.  

There's a good reason for the fresh taste -- it's homemade on the 
premises!  Some flavors are constants on the menu, and others rotate in 
and out.  Miyoko, our kids, and I ended up trying vanilla, chocolate, 
mint chocolate chunk, pistachio, cherry jubilee, and peach.  All have 
that outstanding fresh-cream flavor, that perfect texture, and fine 
ingredients such as real vanilla beans and chunks of fresh peaches, 
without any weird stuff like green coloring.  (Note that cherry jubilee 
is black-cherry ice cream.  Avoid "cherry vanilla" unless you have a 
taste for maraschino cherries.)

One other reason, perhaps, for the compelling fresh-cream taste of this 
ice cream is that it has only modest amounts of sugar.  The lack of 
sweetness is immediately obvious.  At first it seems odd, perhaps even 
mildly dissatisfying.  It does make the flavors of the ice cream harder 
to pick up.  But after a little adjustment, I found the relative lack 
of sweetness to be quite pleasing.  The incredible texture, combined 
with the lack of sweetness, make it very hard to stop eating this ice 
cream.  I am usually satisfied with just a couple of spoonsful, but 
with this stuff, I finished a whole bowl and then went back for more.  
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde (who was speaking of cigarettes), this ice 
cream "is the perfect type of perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it 
leaves one unsatisfied.  What more can one want?"

(It's also more expensive than other ice creams -- $1.95 for a kiddie 
scoop, $2.50 for a single, and up.  As you can infer by now, I think 
the premium quality absolutely warrants the premium price.  And maybe 
penurious Cornell students can mooch off Tim, now that he is a member 
of the salaried middle class.)

Cayuga Lake Creamery sells hot food too -- including hamburgers, Boca 
Burgers (!), hot dogs, regular and curly fries, chili, and tossed 
salad.  And on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, you can get 
homemade pizza!   I didn't taste any of these items, so you'll have to 
taste and judge for yourself.  Keep in mind that Cayuga Lake Creamery 
is probably a little farther from Montezuma than Pete's Treats is -- 
but if you call ahead, you can have a hot pizza ready for you when you 
get there!

Cayuga Lake Creamery is located on Route 89 in Interlaken.  It's open 
till 10 PM daily through the summer, and will remain open through mid-
October.  Phone number is (607) 532-9492.  You can also check out 
www.cayugalakecreamery.com.  Happy eating!

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Good birding!

-Jay