Collective is a very good word, I think.

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 6:32 AM, Wesley W. Blauvelt <
ravenbarnconsult...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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> 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>
>> 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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>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: Dave Nutter <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>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
>> > ______________________
>> >
>> > Chris Pelkie
>> > Information/Data Manager; IT Support
>> > Bioacoustics Research Program
>> > Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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>> Subject: Where are all my feeder birds?
>> From: Sandy Wold <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>
>> 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>
>> 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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>> Montezuma Audubon Center
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>> From: bounce-121988717-79436...@list.cornell.edu <
>> bounce-121988717-79436...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Dave Nutter <
>> nutter.d...@me.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:40:33 AM
>> To: CayugaBirds-L b
>> 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>> wrote:
>>
>> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford
>> Dictionary, here we come!
>> ______________________
>>
>> Chris Pelkie
>> Information/Data Manager; IT Support
>> Bioacoustics Research Program
>> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=159+Sapsucker+Woods+Road+%0D+Ithaca,+NY+14850&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> Ithaca, NY 14850
>> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/
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>> Subject: Re: 65 Sandhill Cranes
>> From: Geo Kloppel <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>
>> 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>
>> 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> 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>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it!
>> Oxford Dictionary, here we come!
>> >> ______________________
>> >>
>> >> Chris Pelkie
>> >> Information/Data Manager; IT Support
>> >> Bioacoustics Research Program
>> >> Cornell Lab of Ornithology
>> >> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=159+Sapsucker+Woods+Road+%0D+%3E%3E+Ithaca,+NY+14850&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> >> Ithaca, NY 14850
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>> Subject: Flock of cormorants
>> From: Nancy Cusumano <nancycusuman...@gmail.com>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:46:49 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 8
>>
>> 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>
>> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:37:23 -0400
>> X-Message-Number: 9
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> Eyes to the sky!
>>
>> Candace
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