Right. These feathers will last until the next molt, but if the bird is getting
a better diet then, it will grow in more red ones. But, it's stuck with these
yellow ones until the next molt, probably the end of the summer.
Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D.
Distance Learning in
I would imagine no one can be surprised at poor condition in these birds this
year with the dearth of carotenoid source fruits and berries over this past
fall and winter. This would not be permanent but could be corrected with better
diet, correct Kevin?
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Chris Wood found three breeding-plumaged Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake
today, on a perfect "Dryden Lake day," with cold winds and rain in May. They
were still present at about 4:00 pm this afternoon. Also, Bank, Barn, and Tree
swallows circling low over the water in good numbers, also,
Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can
have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their
diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be
that it escaped from captivity?
A couple days ago we had a *yellow* HOUSE FINCH show up at our feeders.
I understand that male house finches can have red, yellow, or orange
color. But how common (uncommon) is this?
Also, we had our first *female* ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK today.
WEST NILE VIRUS already diagnosed in our crows!!! :-((
We who follow the crows want to report that Vet Pathology has just
diagnosed West Nile Virus as cause of death of a crow in Cayuga Heights, in
late April. Another diagnosis is pending , but to be honest,
Thanks Lea. I'm not at work today so I forgot. Good to have a lot of us bring
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> On May 5, 2017, at 2:53 PM, Lea LSF wrote:
> Just did it, and will do it every day when I am reminded. Reminders like
> this popping up in
Just did it, and will do it every day when I am reminded. Reminders like
this popping up in mailboxes are helpful!
On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Linda Orkin wrote:
> Each of us can vote EACH day till May 12.
>> Vote people...it's easy. Imagine the Jim Shug
The one day I didn't carry my binoculars! I've never heard a Common
Yellowthroat anywhere near there.
It was singing from the honeysuckle bushes along the creek south of the stone
footbridge, at ~11:45 this morning. I didn't have time to stick around and get
a look at it.
Cayuga Birders, please consider helping out with this event on May 13th.
Contact info is provided at the bottom of the message.
The First Dryden BioBlitz!
Have you ever wanted to know what lives in our wonderful Dryden Middle and
High School natural areas? We are going to attempt to identify
Hello Cayuga Birders,
A group of people who are interested in this Network and especially who are
interested in planning a trip to Honduras to meet with other clubs will get
together at 2pm on this Sunday the 7th of May. If you are interested in
attending, respond to my email privately and I'll
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