[cayugabirds-l] Kentucky Warbler, Cornell Plantations

2015-09-09 Thread Jay McGowan
A KENTUCKY WARBLER found by Luke Seitz at dusk last night near the overlook at the F.R. Newman Arboretum was seen briefly again this morning, but so far additional attemps to relocate it are proving fruitless. It may still be in the area, on the hillsides overlooking the ponds. Jay --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] a mystery---goldfinchs

2015-09-09 Thread Rob Blye
Chipmunks and squirrels do what they do without conscience or shame as do all predators. Nature is messy. Good work for keeping your cats inside. - Original Message - From: "Melanie Uhlir" To: "Robyn Bailey" , "Susan Fast" ,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] a mystery---goldfinchs

2015-09-09 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
Several years ago, I posted to Cayugabirds-L about seeing a chipmunk kill an adult female cardinal. The chipmunk and the cardinal were feeding, apparently companionably, on the ground beneath my dad’s bird feeder. Suddenly, the chipmunk lunged at the cardinal and grasped her in his/her mouth by

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club meeting and speaker dinner Sept. 14, 2015

2015-09-09 Thread cl...@juno.com
The Cayuga Bird Club will be meeting on Monday, September 14, at 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with cookies and coversation at 7:15. Our speaker will be John W. Fitzpatrick, Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. His presentation is entitled, "To Interpret

RE: [cayugabirds-l] a mystery---goldfinchs

2015-09-09 Thread Robyn Bailey
Re: Part 2…I have heard that this is a chipmunk M.O. Fortunately, have never had to witness it in person. Robyn Bailey From: bounce-119633859-15067...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-119633859-15067...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Susan Fast Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 3:20 PM To:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] a mystery---goldfinchs

2015-09-09 Thread Melanie Uhlir
I guess I hate chipmunks now. Why didn't the vicious vermin eat the murder victims?? My cats are indoor-only. If I could train them to eat only chipmunks and House Sparrows I would let them out. Melanie On 9/9/2015 4:11 PM, Robyn Bailey wrote: > > Re: Part 2…I have heard that this is a

[cayugabirds-l] horrific imagery

2015-09-09 Thread Melanie Uhlir
That last message about Goldfinch murder victims could have used a trigger warning. Most of you are a lot more hardened to the violence of birdwatching than I am. I know Nature is horrible, cruel, and violent but... -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat singing

2015-09-09 Thread Melanie Uhlir
I am new to Fall birding. I usually find the approach of Autumn crushingly depressing, so I don't know how common it is for migrating species to sing. A Common Yellowthroat was just "Witchity"-ing in my yard in South Freeville. Typical behavior? The species nests on our property each year.