[cayugabirds-l] Gulls looking for Breakfast

2014-02-08 Thread Barbara B. Eden
Meena's comment yesterday about the gulls reminded me of my commute in the 1970-80s from Spencer into Ithaca. The landfill (now closed) was located on Hillview Road in West Danby and the gulls were always flying overhead in what was a reverse commute. Best, Barbara Eden -- Cayugabirds-L

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Field Trip Sunday

2014-02-08 Thread Susan Fast
I think the following is apropos:  From a column by Rick Marsi in the Ithaca Journal--- One stares at manure with mixed feelings. On the positive side, a swath of freshly spread manure can turn a farmer's field into a songbird harvest table. As for negatives, manure is manure, and driving

[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals eating snow

2014-02-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I just watched cardinals eating snow. First, I saw a male cardinal on the snow, I thought he looked very cute so I was praising his beauty. Then I thought may be snow is too deep for him get up. Just then he started eating snow. When he face was up, his beak was covered with snow.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals eating snow

2014-02-08 Thread Corinne Morton
I just took several pictures of a male Cardinal eating snow with his beak covered, very cute. He did this several times and would then scrape it clean and start all over again. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 8, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote: Hi all, I just

[cayugabirds-l] Burdick Hill and Ladoga Park Roads, Sat 2/8

2014-02-08 Thread Mark Chao
Late Saturday morning, my son Tilden and I made a short birding outing in Lansing. Along Burdick Hill Road, we had long, frame-filling scope views of an adult female light-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK perching on one of the short spruces near the house on the corner of North Triphammer Road. A minute