I know this isn't Cayuga basin however: Yesterday, while in a Louisiana swamp, I watched a couple of "blackbirds" harassing a black vulture. One of the harassers actually alighted on the vulture's back and "vulture surfed" for about 200 meters. Couldn't tell the species for sure from a distance but lots of red-winged blackbirds and starlings around. Thought someone might be interested.
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Meena Haribal <m...@cornell.edu> wrote: > I just watched a mob of crow, may be some forty + individuals. > Initially, I thought they were chasing someone, but I could not see any > targets. I checked if there was an owl, raven or a red-tail among them. But > it did not seem like there were any. They just seemed like bunch of rowdy > bullies going door to door to get someone. There seemed to be no leader > either. They all flew randomly. Finally, they went behind the new Vet > School diagnostic center and probably continued on to the plantations. > Wonder what they were up to. > > Meena > > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and > Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail > Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/> > !* > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --