[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole

2012-06-01 Thread Martha Fischer
An Orchard Oriole continues to sing here on Bostwick Road, Town of Enfield. Martha Fischer Town of Enfield -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, sycamores over 3rd

2012-06-01 Thread 6072292158
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, sycamores over 3rd T Newman Golf, Pier Rd singing new song variation: chu chu chu teetu teetu --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] GRASSHOPPER SPARROW again sings near

2012-06-01 Thread 6072292158
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW again sings near Cherry Rd in field west of Warren Rd: great scope view but narrow road shoulders. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] CAPE MAY ADVICE

2012-06-01 Thread Joe DeVito
Hi folks, I am planning a trip to Cape May for the first time. I know some of you have been to see fall migrations there. I asking for some of advice on EVERYTHING Cape May.from hotels/motels, birding areas, money saving tips, any information will be GREATLY appreciated!!! thank you  

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread John Cancalosi
I know this isn't Cayuga basin however: Yesterday, while in a Louisiana swamp, I watched a couple of blackbirds harassing a black vulture. One of the harassers actually alighted on the vulture's back and vulture surfed for about 200 meters. Couldn't tell the species for sure from a distance but

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread John Wobus
Meena wrote: (or is it called death of crow?) Murder of crows is the old poetic phrase. Perhaps there is some logic behind it. John -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Meena Haribal
Hi all, Thanks to all who wrote me back about Murder of crows. Actually, I think we should call them murderer crows :-) Now I am curious to find out why is called Murder of Crows Cheers Meena -Original Message- From: bounce-61033781-3493...@list.cornell.edu

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
It's a flock. Murder is an insulting term, poetic or not. Kevin -Original Message- From: bounce-61033781-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-61033781-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of John Wobus Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 2:25 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Cc: John Wobus Subject:

[cayugabirds-l] New Osprey Cam now ONLINE!

2012-06-01 Thread charles eldermire
Hello Cayugabirders- We've been working behind the scenes with our partners at the University of Montana and the Dunrovin Guest Ranch in Lolo, MT, to get a great Osprey cam up and online—we just went live to the public about an hour ago, and the view is great! The Osprey should hatch sometime

[cayugabirds-l] Ezra Video

2012-06-01 Thread Evan Barrientos
Hi all, Here's a closeup HD video I took of Ezra the Red-tailed Hawk eating a Rock Dove on the Ag Quad of Cornell University back in March. If you're squeamish or particularly fond of pigeons, you may not want to watch. Otherwise, enjoy!

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Marie P Read
Perhaps there is some logic behind it. Hm... While I do love the old poetic terms for animal gatherings, I tend to agree with Kevin. After all, many birds kill and eat other animals , so why crows should be singled out as the only murderers in the bird world I don't know. No-one seems to

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Anne Clark
And the irony is the murders often form when (the crows fear that?) a crow is threatened... They don't go after prey in flocks; they group in response to THEIR predators, immediate or potential. Anne On Jun 1, 2012, at 3:35 PM, Marie P Read wrote: Perhaps there is some logic behind it.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread geokloppel
One reason these odd collective nouns haven't been assigned to Peregrines or Great Horned Owls is just that those birds don't noticeably flock. Come to think of it, the connotations of flock are mostly unflattering too. Etymologically, a flock is a crowd of followers, whose collective behavior

[cayugabirds-l] Grasshopper Sparrow v. mowing near airport

2012-06-01 Thread Dave Nutter
Considering that Grasshopper Sparrow is listed by NYSDEC as a Species of Special Concern,http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7494.htmlI wonder can we convince the Tompkins County Airport, which owns the field on the southwest corner of Warren and Cherry not to mow that field until July. Would that be

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Seneca--Mississippi Kite

2012-06-01 Thread Jay McGowan
I just received this intriguing but sadly delayed alert. Also, for what it's worth, the reported Golden-fronted Woodpecker turned out, not surprisingly, to be a Red-bellied. -- Forwarded message -- From: ebird-al...@cornell.edu Date: Jun 1, 2012 9:07 PM Subject: [eBird Alert] Year

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
Anglo-Saxon poetry, often and not surprisingly about war, death, and mayhem, associates ravens with battlefields. While a raven is not a crow, the association of death (murder) with black carrion eaters is not too far-fetched. Linda From: bounce-61034112-3493...@list.cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Tom
The Twa Corbies: where shall we go and dine today, oh? Upon the battle field! Sent from my iPhone On Jun 1, 2012, at 11:02 PM, Linda Post Van Buskirk l...@cornell.edu wrote: Anglo-Saxon poetry, often and not surprisingly about war, death, and mayhem, associates ravens with battlefields.