RE: [cayugabirds-l] Stevenson Road Compost-Horned Larks

2013-12-19 Thread Susan Fast
I have 3 yard crows this winter. For the past week two of them have been perching side-by-side quite often, one solicits preening by exposing the nape or the throat, and the other preens it. I have assumed this is the mated pair. The third crow mostly hangs off to the side in another tree. I

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Stevenson Road Compost-Horned Larks

2013-12-19 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
At this time of year, the allopreening duo of crows are more likely to be an offspring and a parent. Starting about March the breeding pair allopreen at an elevated rate. But, through the fall and winter, it's usually a kid and its mom. The bases of the body feathers of nearly all birds are

[cayugabirds-l] Bradfield peregrine

2013-12-19 Thread Ray Zimmerman
Peregrine on west side of Bradfield Hall now. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] starlings

2013-12-19 Thread Bill Mcaneny
Right now, there is a flock of perhaps 1000 starlings in our trees all around the east side of the house. Most of them came down to the creek a few minutes ago for a little sip of water, or perhaps a bath to rid themselves of the dirty bird' accusation. Shirley suggests that they are looking for

[cayugabirds-l] Fox's Refrigerator - OT?

2013-12-19 Thread Kathleen Kramer
As a loyal reader of (but not a poster to) Cayugabirds-L, I hope you'll excuse me if I'm 'way off topic, I but thought you folks might be interested in (or have seen) what we saw yesterday morning. Watching from our front windows, we saw a beautiful red fox trotting up our driveway. (There's a

[cayugabirds-l] tundra swans

2013-12-19 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
A pair of tundra swans on the mill pond in Union Springs this morning about 10:45. Both had yellow tags on the wings; I could read only one: A21. Quite a few widgeons, a bufflehead, lots of Canadas. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] EARED GREBE, SW Cayuga Lake scoped from NW Treman ...

2013-12-19 Thread 6072292158
EARED GREBE, SW Cayuga Lake scoped from NW Treman lakeshore. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Christmas Bird Count 2014, Information and request for participants!!

2013-12-19 Thread Linda Orkin
Please note, information is on our website, You can either access the blog through the December newsletter article on the front page or you can search under resources for Christmas Bird Count (but be aware that the resource article has not been updated since last year's count

[cayugabirds-l] South end of Cayuga waterfowl including Long-tailed Duck and White-winged Scoters

2013-12-19 Thread Stuart Krasnoff
I scoped from East Shore Park this morning from 0830-9 and got a distant view of the spectacular assemblage of waterfowl from the the Hog Hole up the west shore of the lake. Notable were 20+ Tundra Swans, a female Log-tailed Duck fishing around the cluster piling, and a male/female pair of

[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings

2013-12-19 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
About 100 beautifully backlit by the sun this morning on Harrier Hill, the summit of Tuttle Road (Town of Hector) which is also the watershed divide between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. (right after I saw you this Am Annie). john -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian

[cayugabirds-l] Action on Hunt Hill

2013-12-19 Thread Gian Dodici
I came home this afternoon and could see something struggling in the poultry fence I have around my chicken coop. My first thought that a chicken had gotten out and was trying to force its way back in but quickly realized that it was a northern goshawk that was struggling in the fence. I went