No, 5 am is pretty quiet now. Here's a tally of first voices from 5:00 to 5:30

5:03 Cardinal
5:06 (Bantam Rooster)
5:17 Towhee
5:21 Hermit Thrush
5:22 Veery
5:23 Catbird
5:24 Hooded Warbler, Robin, Wood Thrush
5:28 Mourning Dove
5:30 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet Tanager, Common Yellowthroat, Blue Jay, 
(still no Crows)

-Geo



> On Aug 1, 2017, at 7:37 PM, Kevin J. McGowan <k...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> 
> Do they call at 5 in the morning? That's what my local crows do. I love 
> crows, as most people know, but I'd rather they weren't so vocal so early.
> 
> 
> Just a note on the crow breeding season this year. Good number of breeding 
> families after a big hit from West Nile virus in 2012&2013. Earliest ever WNV 
> positive deaths this year, but not much since the first of May. But, now is 
> the traditional time for WNV to hit hard, the hot days of late summer. We 
> know that WNV is here, so the state isn't too interested in testing crows or 
> other birds that you might find dead in your yard (just bury them). But, if 
> it's a dead tagged or banded crow, please, please do let me know. We (the 
> Crow Research Group) are still trying to track death and survival of crows as 
> best we can.
> 
> 
> We tagged this year's cohort with orange tags with black letters. Some people 
> seem to be seeing the tags as red, so be open for that. Any sightings would 
> be most appreciated.
> 
> 
> Best,
> 
> 
> Kevin
> 
> 
> 
> Best,
> 
> 
> Kevin
> 
> From: bounce-121694030-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
> <bounce-121694030-3493...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Geo Kloppel 
> <geoklop...@gmail.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 5:08 PM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hungry youngsters!
>  
> Lots of hungry young birds around, but I especially feel for this fledgling 
> Broad-winged Hawk, whose wails are not only piteous (all Broad-wings sound 
> that way to me) but also right in my ears, because the bird favors the trees 
> that shade my workshop.
> 
> Most years the Broad-wing fledglings take up begging stations several hundred 
> yards away, overlooking secluded Maple Avenue, where their parents hunt, but 
> this year is different for some reason... 
> 
> -Geo
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