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 <lynnbergme...@gmail.com> 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" 
> <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu <mailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>> 
> 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.pel...@cornell.edu 
> <mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu>>
> 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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> Chris Pelkie
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> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@me.com <mailto:nutter.d...@me.com>>
> 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.pel...@cornell.edu 
> > <mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu>> 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.w...@gmail.com <mailto:sandra.w...@gmail.com>>
> 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.w...@gmail.com <mailto:sandra.w...@gmail.com>>
> 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" <ajohn...@audubon.org <mailto:ajohn...@audubon.org>>
> 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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> 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.pel...@cornell.edu 
> <mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu><mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu 
> <mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu>>> 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 <geoklop...@gmail.com <mailto:geoklop...@gmail.com>>
> 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.pel...@cornell.edu 
> > <mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu>> 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 <annmitchel...@gmail.com <mailto:annmitchel...@gmail.com>>
> 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.d...@me.com 
> > <mailto:nutter.d...@me.com>> 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.pel...@cornell.edu 
> >> <mailto:chris.pel...@cornell.edu>> 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 <nancycusuman...@gmail.com 
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> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:46:49 -0400
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> 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 <cec...@gmail.com <mailto:cec...@gmail.com>>
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:37:23 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 9
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> 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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> Eyes to the sky!
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> Candace
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