[cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles & clementines/jelly

2016-05-10 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today, I saw one of "my" 4 B. Orioles eating from a clementine half that I had stuck onto a tree branch; I broke off the growing point of a branch that is a little less than 1/4" in diameter and stuck the clementine on it far up enough that the bird could perch on the little branch while

[cayugabirds-l] a bit of humor

2016-05-10 Thread Ann Raffetto
In the 5/9/2016 issue of the New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/160509_a19990-600.jpg Ann -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

2016-05-10 Thread Sue Norvell
A Rose Breasted Grosbeak male arrived four days ago and has been eating sunflower seed (no suet) since. Three days ago we had a female Rose Breasted Grosbeak which ate suet (and only suet) on and off for two days. We haven't seen her today. Also eating suet- a crow! huge! when it's so close.

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler, Stewart Park

2016-05-10 Thread Jay McGowan
A rather dull PROTHONOTARY WARBLER is currently foraging along the ditch that runs along the north edge of Renwick Woods near the entrance of Stewart Park. It has been working its way west and is now 2/3 of the way to the lagoon at the turnaround of Stewart Park. Jay -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Headed Woodpecker-- Brooktondale

2016-05-10 Thread Melissa Groo
Incredible yard bird tonight, from about 5 on, visiting our suet, a beautiful Red-headed Woodpecker. We are on the northern edge of Shindagin Hollow State Forest. I'll be sharing a photo later on Facebook, if anyone is on FB and wants to see. Melissa Groo -- Melissa Groo wildlife and

[cayugabirds-l] Cape may warbler

2016-05-10 Thread Laura Stenzler
Cape may warbler in our yard just now. Hunt Hill Rd, Ithaca. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker behavior around a nest

2016-05-10 Thread Jody W Enck
Hi All, Every once in a while I am fortunate enough to be able to conduct a 30-minute stationary count during mid-day at a point in about the middle of the woods adjacent to my house. Today was one of those days, and my count was the 47th half-hour count at that site since the beginning

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles & White-crowned Sparrows

2016-05-10 Thread Rosalie V Borzik
Yesterday and this morning, a Baltimore Oriole feasted on the Blue Seal Woodpecker Mix (sunflower hearts, safflower, peanut chips) in one of our hardware cloth peanut feeders. Thus far, no indication it has dined on the cut oranges impaled on sticks in the front yard. FYI: a small flock

Re: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Peter
Orioles came to my suet last year as welland ignored the "other stuff". On 5/10/2016 1:12 PM, Carol Keeler wrote: I found it very interesting that the Orioles have been coming to the suet. They've never touched the suet here. They just go to the jelly feeders. They've

Re: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Carol Keeler
I found it very interesting that the Orioles have been coming to the suet. They've never touched the suet here. They just go to the jelly feeders. They've never touched the oranges I put out either. They must like the sugar high from the jelly. Sent from my iPad > On May 10, 2016, at 1:03

Re: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Regi Teasley
Yesterday we had a female Oriole drinking nectar from our Lungwort. She systematically worked through the many flowers. This was a first for me. Regi "Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things." Dostoyevsky. >

[cayugabirds-l] 3 Semipalmated Plovers Eaton Marsh

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
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[cayugabirds-l] Stilt Sandpiper Tschache pool

2016-05-10 Thread david nicosia
Found by Dave Nutter earlier still present foraging with yellowlegs in mudflats around a bunch of logs.  Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Andrew David Miller
I live a few houses down from Marie and it is remarkable how delayed things are on the hill this year. We have lived here for three years and this is the first year that the Orioles have shown any interest in orange slices that we leave for them. The previous two years they have routinely fed

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Marty Schlabach
We also had orioles at our suet feeders, which I don't recall occurring in the past. I've put out orange halves in years past, but never saw an oriole come to them. Put up the hummingbird feeder last week, and hung it where a tube feeder with sunflower seed had been all winter. The next

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles at suet

2016-05-10 Thread Therese O'Connor
I've had 4 Baltimore orioles and 4 Rose breasted grosbeak at suet and feeders for the past 2 days. Meadowlark Rd, Northeast Ithaca. Therese O'Connor On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Donna Scott wrote: > Here at Lansing Station rd we have a fair amount of open apple blossoms >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Godwit present still at 1045 am Tuesday as I leave. On May 9, 2016 5:18 PM, "Gary Kohlenberg" wrote: > The Hudsonian Godwit reported this morning at the Montezuma Visitors > Center is still actively feeding and viewable from the deck. > > Gary > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Orioles at suet

2016-05-10 Thread Donna Scott
Here at Lansing Station rd we have a fair amount of open apple blossoms which look mostly normal, but I just observed 2 Orioles eating suet at my deck feeder area. So I filled the drilled-out holes of my suet log with bark butter & put cut oranges on nearby small tree branches. I have at

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 10, 2016

2016-05-10 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Cool observation of the White-crowned Sparrows. Below is the BNA excerpt describing something similar. Since these birds aren't on their breeding grounds, this must be practice? Maybe the two males you saw are actually good buddies travelling together and its kind of like a sparring match at the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Anne Stork
I have orioles eating at my suet feeder this spring too. On an odder note- Sunday morning - when my feeders were empty- an oriole came to my second floor window and just pushed its chest into my window. It was quite something to have such a close up view of his bright orange chest. It then flew

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Interesting observation, Marie. I have a pair of orioles coming to my suet right now, and I have never experienced that before. Kevin -Original Message- From: bounce-120469864-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120469864-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. Read Sent:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi Cayugabirders, I think it's very interesting how people are reporting orioles eating suet this spring. Maybe this has been reported in previous years, but I don't recall so. I'm wondering whether this change in diet is because so few of the flowering trees are out (at least where I live and

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard: May 10, 2016

2016-05-10 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
This morning, it was significantly colder than yesterday morning at the same time. Fewer birds in general (except for White-throated Sparrows) and fewer warbler species. A single Blue-winged Warbler was singing incessantly from near the middle of the Hawthorn Orchard throughout much of my time

[cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

2016-05-10 Thread Dave Gislason
This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two females. They love the suet. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] new arrivals

2016-05-10 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Just now we had an amazing new visitor when an adult male CMWA(Cape May Warbler) landed on a feeder support ar and wondered what all these other birds were eating! Too bad we don't have meal worms. Yesterday afternoon Solitary Sandpiper came into a pond. That followed a morning of FOYs starting

[cayugabirds-l] Cape May Warblers

2016-05-10 Thread Geo Kloppel
I've got a couple of Cape May Warblers foraging in the sunlit spruces across from my driveway (227 Tupper Road, West Danby) -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Any updates positive or negative on this bird would be appreciated. Thx!!! On Tue, May 10, 2016, 7:03 AM Jay McGowan wrote: > The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this morning. > On May 9, 2016 5:18 PM, "Gary Kohlenberg" wrote: > >>

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread david nicosia
Any updates, sightings, positive or negative, would be appreciated via Cayuga birds email. I am heading up Thanks!!! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 7:03 AM, Jay McGowan wrote: The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread Jay McGowan
The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this morning. On May 9, 2016 5:18 PM, "Gary Kohlenberg" wrote: > The Hudsonian Godwit reported this morning at the Montezuma Visitors > Center is still actively feeding and viewable from the deck. > > Gary > -- > >