[cayugabirds-l] pecking order

2010-02-08 Thread Barrs
Daily, downy, hairy, and red bellied woodpeckers feast on our suet. A pileated pair are rare visitors. The pileated woodpeckers definitely dominate the feeder. When one approaches for landing, all else flies. The hairy woodpeckers rule on a daily basis, aggressively forcing red

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Leucistic duck on Factory St. Pond

2010-02-08 Thread Paul Anderson
All: This is a picture of the duck that Dave mentioned that was around Stewart Park. This picture was from November 19th. http://picasaweb.google.com/fishoak/Birds#5405810352034722434 Enjoy! Paul Frritzie ( all), That sounds like a bird I've seen several times at Union

Re: [cayugabirds-l] pecking order

2010-02-08 Thread Tom Vawter
This winter, unlike previous ones, we've been besieged by jays. I've counted, what I think is probably an extended family of 7 or so all fighting for control of the one platform feeder and/or the two cylinders in which I offer sunflower seeds. The jays seem to be top dogs, and it irks me,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Blue Birds Blow Flies

2010-02-08 Thread Alan Mapes
Good point, Dave. This procedure has been around for many years, and I've never seen it suggested that it's not legal, but you may be right. Dave Nutter wrote: Perhaps disturbing an active nest is technically illegal even if in this particular circumstance when done properly it is beneficial

[cayugabirds-l] saw-whet owl

2010-02-08 Thread Marty Schlabach
On the way home from the Cayuga Bird Club meeting this evening, we saw a saw-whet owl. It was standing in the middle of Rt. 89, about mid-way between the Pines Restaurant and Cayuga Nature Center, near 1283 Rt. 89. I avoided hitting it, swerving around it, and then turned around and drove

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Saw-whet Owl

2010-02-08 Thread bilbaker
It is very possible that it had been hit or tumbled by a car. I've seen at least 2 instances of birds being hit and sort of stunned by cars, both involving larger birds (Am. Crow and Ring-billed Gull) where the birds were stunned, but were able to recover after a short while. This can happen