[cayugabirds-l] Carolina wren!

2013-03-07 Thread Marsha Kardon
We saw two Carolina wrens in our back yard on west hill this morning, FOY for us.  We're looking forward to hearing them.  Marsha and Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Winter Raptor Survey MNWR

2013-03-07 Thread Janet Akin
I was on the Main Pool Tower last night for Winter Raptor Survey and the movement of birds at dusk was amazing. Thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds, smaller numbers of Common Crackles and a few Rusty Blackbirds were staging along Wildlife Drive and then flew in small flocks into the the marsh.

[cayugabirds-l] RFI: looking for subjects for photography project

2013-03-07 Thread Marie P Read
Hi Cayugabirders, I know it's early in the season yet but the cardinal, tufted titmouse, and mourning dove singing/calling outside in my yard are reminders that I'd like to ask for your collective help. I'm embarking on yet another major photography project this year, this time one about the

[cayugabirds-l] R.t. hawk = 1; Crow = 0

2013-03-07 Thread Susan Fast
Susie I just watched a drama in the field across from the house. An AMER. CROW found somehow (prob. sound) a Microtus (vole) nest under the snow. Crow ripped it out and threw it on the crusty snow. The vole took off. Crow stabbed it several times. Vole refound nest and hid under it. Crow

RE: [cayugabirds-l] R.t. hawk = 1; Crow = 0

2013-03-07 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
That's what happens when you're only a predator-wannabe. Crows just don't have the tools to kill things efficiently (or fight for their dinner!). Kevin From: bounce-75470159-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-75470159-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Susan Fast Sent: Thursday,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] R.t. hawk = 1; Crow = 0

2013-03-07 Thread Marty Schlabach
I'm not a biologist, but some biological terms are a treat, and I think is an example of kleptoparasitism, one of my favorites. Marty From: bounce-75470209-3494...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-75470209-3494...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2013

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club meeting and speaker dinner - Monday, March 11

2013-03-07 Thread cl...@juno.com
The Cayuga Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting next Monday, March 11, at 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation at 7:15. Nick Mason, PhD Student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University will be presenting Complex colors and