[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warbler

2018-05-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
Happy to see a Cape May Warbler in my yard this morning, this one offering 
extended looks as it foraged quietly in a still leafless ash tree, rather than 
the typical business of disappearing and reappearing constantly as they work 
around the upper parts of tall spruces.

-Geo

Tupper Road
West Danby
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[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird

2018-05-10 Thread Carol Keeler
I just had my first ever at home male Indigo Bunting!  He was thinking about 
going to the feeder.  I hope he returns, but he’s probably just passing through.
Sent from my iPad

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[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-throat & Oriole battle in Caroline

2018-05-10 Thread Heidi King
A Ruby-throated Hummingbird inspected our hummingbird feeder this
afternoon! Thanks to the folks on this list who mentioned it & got the ball
rolling to set up ours.

Also our first yard-sightings of Common Yellowthroat and House Wren.

The Baltimore Orioles have been singing and chasing each other all around
the yard today. This evening I heard loud screeching, and commotion in the
underbrush. I ran over and saw two Orioles tumbling around. They were each
locked onto the others' leg. I carefully picked them up (and received
numerous pecks), and with my husband's help, we disengaged their claws,
which were tangled in wet feathers.
Both flew away, and we were left to hope we'd done the right thing.

Heidi King,
Goodrich Hill Rd in Caroline

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[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: The Art of William Dilger

2018-05-10 Thread Diane Morton
Mary Hornbuckle of the Dryden Town Historical Society asked to have this
notice posted so that Cayuga Bird Club members and others with an interest
in ornithological illustration could learn of a special talk about the life
and art of William Dilger, who  was Director of Research at the Cornell Lab
of Ornithology as well as an author and illustrator. See below.

- Diane Morton
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*THE ART OF WILLIAM DILGER*

The *Dryden Town Historical Society* will hold its 2018 A*nnual
Meeting* on *Wednesday,
May 16th*, in the Dryden Village Hall (corner of George and South
Streets).  The doors will open at *6:30 PM* to enjoy refreshments and good
fellowship. The evening’s program will start at *7 PM* with a brief
business meeting and election of officers followed by Mary Ann Sumner who
will talk about the life and *“The Art of William Dilger.”*

William C. (Bill) Dilger was born in 1923.  Twenty years later, while a
freshman at Cornell, he was called to active duty with the U.S. Army Air
Corps serving in the India-Burma theatre.  Upon returning to Ithaca at the
end of the war, he completed his undergraduate studies and went on to earn
a Ph.D.  At Cornell, Dilger studied lovebirds – a group of short-tailed
parrots common in Africa and Madagascar – and the evolution of breeding and
social behaviors.

He joined the Cornell faculty and taught in the Department of Neurobiology
and Behavior, rising to become the Director of Research at the Cornell Lab
of Ornithology.   Among his many books, he was the author and illustrator
of *Finding Out About Birds* (1963).

Bill Dilger was a long-time Dryden resident and a gifted illustrator of the
natural world who left behind a wealth of paintings -  mostly of birds -
many of which are now on display at the Dryden Town Historical Society’s
Southworth Homestead.   Join us on May 16th, to learn more about this
talented artist and renowned researcher.

As always, this event is free and open to all.  For more information call
Mary Hornbuckle (898-3461).

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