Great views of two Common Loon very close to shore just south of
Sheldrake this morning around 7:30.
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Two new yard birds for me this morning in Commonland: a winter wren singing
rather loudly (thus presumed close) outside my window which faces the woods,
and a purple finch heard singing while a female sat feeding on sycamore seeds.
A red-breasted nuthatch had been a feeder regular for a couple
I heard a Purple Finch while waiting for the bus today! Which presumably is the
same finch the one Suan heard.
[mailto:bounce-114240026-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Suan Yong
Sent: Wednesday, April 09,
Check Sibley p 72 - has a picture under Black DuckxMallard Hybrid.
On 4/8/2014 6:17 PM, Jason Huck wrote:
I am reaching out to the odd duck (although this one isn't overly odd)
experts to identify this mystery mallard that I discovered at this
morning Stewart Park along the creek
Good guess, these often are confusing, but this bird looks more to me like
birds we call intersex, apparently often older female birds that have
increased testosterone production and end up developing male-like
characteristics. Others might be able to shed more light on this
A term we don't see around here these days, at least very often is Cayuga
found that in common usage recently Ocean Cty, NJ. Looked like Black x Mallrd
but there was/is such a domestic cross that originated somewhere on/near Cayuga
Lake. Anyone have any solid info on that?
Here's information on the Cayuga duck from the American Livestock Breeds
I know of several small farm flocks in the Ithaca area.
One other nice resource for mystery mallards is this quick one-page summary
of commonly encountered domestic duck varieties, with lots of pictures:
On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Liz Brown
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Mars is a little orange disk in my scope, rising over Thatcher's Pinnacles to
the accompaniment of a Woodcock that's displaying in my backyard. I bet there's
quite a Woodcock show going on right now down below us at the Lindsay-Parsons
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
The Cayuga Bird Club will be meeting on Monday, April 14,
at 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation
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