Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marcellus-Knox Marsh migrants

2012-08-20 Thread Mickey Scilingo
I spent a few hours along East Rd yesterday between 8 and 11 AM with results similar to Drew's and Gary's. No Buff-breasted Sandpiper or Red-necked Phalarope for me either, but I did see 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, a few WILSON'S SNIPE and an EURASIAN WIGEON, plus 1

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2012-08-20 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * August 20, 2012 *  NYSY  0820 . 12   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s):August 13, 2012 - August 20, 2012 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex

[cayugabirds-l] Ruddy Turnstone at Knox-Marcellus, reported

2012-08-20 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Douglas Robinson has reported a Ruddy Turnstone at Knox-Marcellus Marsh, from Towpath Road, today. I don't have any more details, but wanted to pass it on. He saw both species of Phalaropes and Plover. No Buff-breasted found. Gary -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Am. Goldfinch a.k.a. Salad-Bird

2012-08-20 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Sara Jane and I recently discovered a most curious behavior of the Am. Goldfinch. For some time we had been noticing them feeding up in the leaves of our beet plants. When I inspected the plants, I noticed sections of the leaves were missing. I initially assumed that even though they

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Am. Goldfinch a.k.a. Salad-Bird

2012-08-20 Thread Donna Scott
Larry wrote: Any thoughts as to what benefit they may be deriving from feeding on leaves? Vitamin A, anthocyanins, roughage (fiber)... -- a Food Scientist's guess... Donna Scott - Original Message - From: W. Larry Hymes To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu Sent: Monday, August 20,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Am. Goldfinch a.k.a. Salad-Bird

2012-08-20 Thread shannon
I have witnessed them eating swiss chard leaves from the garden over the past few years.  Others have not believed me until they witnessed ithe behavior themselves.  The goldfinches actually landed on the top of large swiss chard leaves and nibbled on small pieces of the leaves, leaving

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 2 COMMON TERNS on red lighthouse breakwater. --Dav...

2012-08-20 Thread nutter.dave
One of the Common Terns was in breeding plumage, the other was not, but I don't know how old. It was not brown above (fresh juvenile) and I did not notice any pale barring on the gray (worn juvenile) but distance and lighting did not favor seeing that, and I did not notice any particular begging