Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: Great Big Indigo Bunting west side of Seneca Lake

2015-05-15 Thread Robin Cisne
The giant Pileated Woodpecker is pretty good, too! BTW, I've had one at my suet feeder lately — I'm assuming a female piling on needed calories. Robin On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 4:18 PM, Regi Teasley wrote: Fellow Birders, Tuesday several other birders and I saw

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler, Blackpoll

2015-05-15 Thread Geo Kloppel
A couple of obviously new migrants are singing in my yard. One is a Blackpoll Warbler (I always feel a slight resistance to putting Warbler after the name Blackpoll. It feels as if one were to write Redpoll Finch) The other is a MOURNING WARBLER. Although its rich rolling song left no room for

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Tom
Our pair of Baltimore orioles arrived 3 or 4 days ago. I heard the male soon after they arrived, but only got a glimpse of him last evening. Every year I struck by how difficult it can be to get sight of such a noisy, bright orange bird. I'm glad they're back. Sent from my iPhone --

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 15 May 2015

2015-05-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
My counts were different from Chris's I will type in only those which I saw more than Chris observed. I walk from southwest-end of the orchard so I may see somethings differently than others. Tennessee 10+ individuals Cape May 3 females and 2 males at least Chestnut sided at least 3 Blackpolls

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: 15 May 2015

2015-05-15 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
Just a quick note from today’s visit. I didn’t devote as much time actively birding today as I have on past days. But, it was a nice morning nonetheless. Others may post additional birds which I did not see or hear. Again, if you visit the Hawthorn Orchard, please submit your sightings into

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Karel V. Sedlacek
We have found that nailing orange halves to the siding of our house helps! Glad they are back for you! -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Tom Sent: Friday, May 15, 2015 11:51 AM To:

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma Shorebirds

2015-05-15 Thread Dave K
The shorebird show continues on the drying main pool at MNWR. Big numbers include Dunlin, Dowitchers, Plovers. Best viewing ~5PM was 50 yards beyond the end of Larues.

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma WRC Afternoon Report

2015-05-15 Thread Sandy Wold
I was at Montezuma today restocking Cayuga Bird Club bird guides and native plants books; so I went birding afterward, and here is what I saw: Visitor Center, 2:30-3:00 TREE SWALLOWS, PURPLE MARTINS, CANADA GOOSE, GREAT BLUE HERON, STARLINGS, RED WING BLACKBIRDS, and possible WHITE-WINGED

[cayugabirds-l] Sedge Wren

2015-05-15 Thread Alan Belford
Along with other nice birds, my class and I heard a singing Sedge Wren on Carncross Road near Howland Island on Wednesday. Also there were a few shorebirds and a Sandhill Crane. Good Birding! Alan BelfordSaranac LakeCurrently in Syracuse -- Cayugabirds-L

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Carol Keeler
The Orioles at my house won't eat oranges. What they eat is grape jelly. I also get Catbirds, House Finches, and House Sparrows eating the jelly. One year a Robin used to come. A Goldfinch tried it this year but found it not to his liking. Sent from my iPad On May 15, 2015, at 12:02 PM,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi Cayuga birders, It is known that some of the species of birds do not feed on sucrose that is regular sugar and they can't digest those sugars. So all of them are not sugar lowers. I have list of species that don't like sugar. I will dig it and post it sometimes. So the waxwings feed on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Mo Barger Rooster Hill Farm
How do you feed grape jelly? On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Carol Keeler wrote: The Orioles at my house won't eat oranges. What they eat is grape jelly. I also get Catbirds, House Finches, and House Sparrows eating the jelly. One year a Robin used to come. A