[cayugabirds-l] New Yard Bird!

2015-10-26 Thread Sandy
I added four new yard birds last week and another today: the white-throated sparrow! It was perched on a tall wooden fence and then foraging in the soil of my garden. I live downtown near the high school and was so surprised as I've only seen them in more of an edge of a forest. Sent from my

[cayugabirds-l] Helmeted Guinea Fowl

2015-10-26 Thread Dimitri William Ponirakis
I spotted a couple of Helmeted Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) by the side of the road this morning. (Sweeney Road, Cortland ) I presume they are escaped or feral. I also heard that they are useful in reducing the tick population and also that there might be an issue with competition with

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Helmeted Guinea Fowl

2015-10-26 Thread Marla Coppolino
I've kept guinea fowl for years as tick eaters, and they do a great job at this. Guinea fowl have the habit of ranging rather far from home (up to a quarter of a mile or perhaps more), but they always return to their same roost at night in the barn or coop. Hence I doubt the guinea fowl you