[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 eating the clementine.
I also put navel oranges on other branches.
Both kinds were consumed by the time I returned home at 3:30 PM. Luckily, I 
bought more navel oranges.

I also observed an Oriole eating from the little crock (heavy) dish in which I 
put grape jelly.
I have taken the jelly inside for the night to keep the raccoon from knocking 
it off the deck railing. I put dish in plastic since the jelly gets dried out 
sitting there all day.

Donna L. Scott
535 Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY 

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A Baltimore Oriole is in the area, so far not at the feeder. (We have suet and 
sunflower seed, no oranges at this point. Do they like clementines??)

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[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.

A Baltimore Oriole is in the area, so far not at the feeder. (We have suet and 
sunflower seed, no oranges at this point. Do they like clementines??)


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[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

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[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

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[cayugabirds-l] Cape may warbler

2016-05-10 Thread Laura Stenzler
Cape may warbler in our yard just now. Hunt Hill Rd, Ithaca. 

Laura

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[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 of April.  I have seen a 
lot of that 23.5 hours of observation at the same place in the woods over the 
last five-plus week.  I want to pass along a bit of natural history I observed 
today.

 I’ve had the great fortune of watching a pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers 
establish a territory that virtually centers on my point count location.  Over 
the course of about two weeks, I watched as they took turns excavating a new 
cavity on a Red Maple branch that already had eight woodpecker holes in it.  
Indeed, they chased away a pair of White-breasted Nuthatches that seemed to 
want to use one of the smaller holes on the back side of the branch.  The new 
Sapsucker cavity was constructed on the branch facing my count point and only 
about 20 yards away.

 As excavation neared completion, I almost laughed out loud watching the 
male appear from inside the cavity with mouthfuls of woodchips, spit them out 
in a shower, and disappear back inside for another mouthful.  In addition to 
watching nest excavation, I have witnessed neat interactions between the pair, 
including lots and lots of soft mews and other vocalizations I doubt I had ever 
heard.  Twice I witnessed the female visit the presumably completed nest, 
disappear inside for a couple of minutes and then depart again.  Once, she sat 
just outside the cavity and preened for over 10 minutes before going inside for 
a couple minutes, then emerging and flying away.  Perhaps she was laying an egg 
at those times.

 Today, I did my count from 1:45 to 2:15pm.  At 1:57, I saw the female 
emerge from the cavity (I did not know she was in there), and fly to a tree 
about 50 yards away.  She defecated almost on top of me as she flew over my 
head, suggesting to me that she might have been in the cavity for a while.  
When she landed, she issued on soft mew call that was returned from somewhere 
just out of site in another direction.  After two minutes, the male flew to the 
cavity, looked inside, then flew away out of view.  At 2:06, the female return 
and sat preening right outside the nest cavity.  Then at 2:10 she disappeared 
inside the nest.

 May there nest be successful.

Jody Enck
President of the Cayuga Bird Club


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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 (5-6) of White-crowned Sparrows have been around for the 
last two or three weeks, feeding regularly with White-throated Sparrows in my 
front yard.  A few were singing this morning.  Stop by and check out the 
feeding area under the maple tree (the one that the woodpeckers are 
disassembling) at the corner of Johnson & Willow in Freeville if you need to 
add them to your year list.  

Rose Borzik

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Importance: Low

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 morning there were 6 or 8 very 
confused goldfinches and house finches hanging out around that feeder.  Hummers 
showed up the next day.

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[mailto:bounce-120469945-3494...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:34 AM
To: Marie P. Read ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 

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

Interesting observation, Marie. I have a pair of orioles coming to my suet 
right now, and I have never experienced that before.

Kevin

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[mailto:bounce-120469864-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. Read
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Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

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 in the Cornell Plantations Arboretum 
where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time finding 
enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many of the 
crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few weeks 
back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on many of 
them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here seem 
awfully bare for mid-May.

Marie

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
females. They love the suet.
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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 never touched the oranges I put out either.  They must like the sugar 
high from the jelly.

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On May 10, 2016, at 1:03 PM, Regi Teasley  wrote:

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.



On May 10, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Andrew David Miller  
wrote:

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 on the suet 
(which they are doing this year as well).  However, they are going through the 
orange slices at a rapid rate.  Interestingly, we moved here from eastern 
Massachusetts, where we routinely had orioles that fed on our suet.

We did have a few migrants in the yard yesterday evening include a 
black-throated blue warbler, redstart, and chestnut-sided warbler.  A catbird 
returned yesterday.  Surprisingly tree swallows, which have nested here every 
year, have not returned.

Andrew Miller
Ringwood Rd.



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Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!
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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 PM, Regi Teasley  wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
>> On May 10, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Andrew David Miller 
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> 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 on 
>> the suet (which they are doing this year as well).  However, they are going 
>> through the orange slices at a rapid rate.  Interestingly, we moved here 
>> from eastern Massachusetts, where we routinely had orioles that fed on our 
>> suet.
>> 
>> We did have a few migrants in the yard yesterday evening include a 
>> black-throated blue warbler, redstart, and chestnut-sided warbler.  A 
>> catbird returned yesterday.  Surprisingly tree swallows, which have nested 
>> here every year, have not returned.  
>> 
>> Andrew Miller 
>> Ringwood Rd.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -Original Message-
>> From: bounce-120469864-61975...@list.cornell.edu 
>> [mailto:bounce-120469864-61975...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. 
>> Read
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:21 AM
>> To: Dave Gislason ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
>> 
>> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!
>> 
>> Hi Cayugabirders,
>> 


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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.


> On May 10, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Andrew David Miller  
> wrote:
> 
> 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 on the 
> suet (which they are doing this year as well).  However, they are going 
> through the orange slices at a rapid rate.  Interestingly, we moved here from 
> eastern Massachusetts, where we routinely had orioles that fed on our suet.   
>  
> 
> We did have a few migrants in the yard yesterday evening include a 
> black-throated blue warbler, redstart, and chestnut-sided warbler.  A catbird 
> returned yesterday.  Surprisingly tree swallows, which have nested here every 
> year, have not returned.  
> 
> Andrew Miller 
> Ringwood Rd.
> 
> 
> 
> -Original Message-
> From: bounce-120469864-61975...@list.cornell.edu 
> [mailto:bounce-120469864-61975...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. Read
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:21 AM
> To: Dave Gislason ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> 
> Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!
> 
> 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 in the Cornell Plantations 
> Arboretum where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time 
> finding enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many 
> of the crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few 
> weeks back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on 
> many of them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here 
> seem awfully bare for mid-May.
> 
> Marie
> 
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY  13068 USA
> 
> Phone  607-539-6608
> e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
> 
> Website: http://www.marieread.com
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> From: bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
> [bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Gislason 
> [dgif...@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:11 AM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners
> 
> This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
> females. They love the suet.
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2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
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2016-05-10 Thread david nicosia

Found by Dave Nutter earlier still present foraging with yellowlegs in mudflats 
around a bunch of logs. 
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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 on the suet 
(which they are doing this year as well).  However, they are going through the 
orange slices at a rapid rate.  Interestingly, we moved here from eastern 
Massachusetts, where we routinely had orioles that fed on our suet.

We did have a few migrants in the yard yesterday evening include a 
black-throated blue warbler, redstart, and chestnut-sided warbler.  A catbird 
returned yesterday.  Surprisingly tree swallows, which have nested here every 
year, have not returned.  

Andrew Miller 
Ringwood Rd.



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From: bounce-120469864-61975...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-120469864-61975...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. Read
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:21 AM
To: Dave Gislason ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 

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

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 in the Cornell Plantations Arboretum 
where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time finding 
enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many of the 
crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few weeks 
back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on many of 
them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here seem 
awfully bare for mid-May.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

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[dgif...@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:11 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
females. They love the suet.
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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 morning there were 6 or 8 very 
confused goldfinches and house finches hanging out around that feeder.  Hummers 
showed up the next day.

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8407 Powell Rd. home  607-532-3467
Interlaken, NY 14847   cell315-521-4315
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[mailto:bounce-120469945-3494...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:34 AM
To: Marie P. Read ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 

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

Interesting observation, Marie. I have a pair of orioles coming to my suet 
right now, and I have never experienced that before.

Kevin

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[mailto:bounce-120469864-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. Read
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:21 AM
To: Dave Gislason; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

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 in the Cornell Plantations Arboretum 
where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time finding 
enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many of the 
crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few weeks 
back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on many of 
them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here seem 
awfully bare for mid-May.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

Website: http://www.marieread.com
Follow me on Facebook:  
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[dgif...@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:11 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
females. They love the suet.
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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
> 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 least 2 pairs of B. Orioles around.
> Donna Scott
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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.
>
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[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 least 2 pairs of B. Orioles around. 
Donna Scott
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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 gym...

Agonistic Behavior

Territorial male flies toward conspecific intruder, erects crown feathers,
puffs chest, and sings loudly. Aggressor may then adopt a threatening
posture, sleeking its body feathers, orienting its body to the horizontal,
and pointing its open bill toward the intruder. This may be accompanied by
a Wing-flutter Display in which male crouches, lowers and flutters its
wings, and raises its head and tail slightly (Moore 1984

, Baptista 1989
),
reminiscent of female’s Copulation-solicitation Display. Fighting is most
common early in territory establishment. Birds in a territorial dispute fly
at each other with feet pointed toward opponent. In prolonged combat, they
fall to the ground, grappling with their feet (Baptista 1989

).


Thanks for sharing,

Marc





Marc Devokaitis

Public Information Specialist
Cornell Lab of Ornithology



On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <
c...@cornell.edu> wrote:

> 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
> there.
>
> Highlight was the huge flock of about 62 White-throated Sparrows which are
> frequenting the hedgerow near the softball field. I got a fairly accurate
> count of that flock as they passed me from the East to the West along the
> hedgerow. They were headed to the grassy field beyond the softball field to
> feed on dandelion seeds. There was at least one White-crowned Sparrow here
> as well.
>
> On my way back to the truck, I encountered another three White-crowned
> Sparrows – two apparent males and an apparent female. They were just inside
> the fencing on the green of the outside tennis courts. The two males were
> in an apparent singing and displaying duel – something I’ve never observed
> before. The two males took turns singing. As one male sang upright, the
> other male would crouch down with back in horizontal and bill down with cap
> pointed at the singing male, subtly jerking its head back and forth and
> gently hopping side to side. Then, they would switch, with the previously
> singing male now taking a horizontal pose with bright black-and-white
> striped cap facing the now upright and singing opponent. They repeated this
> for at least a couple of minutes, each bird singing one song before getting
> into the horizontal pose again; this all happening while the non-vocal,
> apparent female, was hopping around nearby, watching from the sidelines.
> This was almost rapid-fire, like a tennis ball being hit back-and-forth
> across the net during a match.
>
> I think we need a few good days of warm weather to bring out the hawthorn
> flowers…
>
> Good birding!
>
> Sincerely,
> Chris T-H
>
>
> Hawthorn Orchard
> May 10, 2016
> 06:30
> Traveling
> 1.00 miles
> 149 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Cold start to the morning. ~ 30°
> Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.0 Build 62
>
> 9 Canada Goose
> 1 Great Blue Heron
> 2 Killdeer
> 2 Ring-billed Gull
> 3 Mourning Dove
> 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 2 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 Hairy Woodpecker
> 2 Least Flycatcher
> 1 Eastern Phoebe
> 23 Blue Jay
> 2 American Crow
> 11 Tree Swallow
> 1 Barn Swallow
> 7 Black-capped Chickadee
> 2 Tufted Titmouse
> 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
> 2 House Wren
> 6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> 3 Wood Thrush
> 14 American Robin
> 12 Gray Catbird
> 1 Brown Thrasher
> 8 European Starling
> 2 Cedar Waxwing
> 1 Ovenbird
> 2 Blue-winged Warbler
> 1 Black-and-white Warbler
> 9 Nashville Warbler
> 2 Common Yellowthroat
> 2 American Redstart
> 4 Magnolia Warbler
> 1 Yellow Warbler
> 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
> 6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 1 Chipping Sparrow
> 4 White-crowned Sparrow
> 78 White-throated Sparrow
> 3 Song Sparrow
> 1 Scarlet Tanager
> 11 Northern Cardinal
> 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> 8 Red-winged Blackbird
> 1 Eastern Meadowlark
> 6 Common Grackle
> 5 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 4 Baltimore Oriole
> 1 Purple Finch
> 1 Pine Siskin
> 10 American Goldfinch
>
> Number of Taxa: 50
>
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> Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
> 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
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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 away. I had a 
strong feeling that this was a message to come down and fill the feeder with 
more suet. Within a half hour of filling the feeders the oriole was back 
feeding on the suet.

  From: Marie P. Read 
 To: Dave Gislason ; CAYUGABIRDS-L 
 
 Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:21 AM
 Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!
   
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 in the Cornell Plantations Arboretum 
where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time finding 
enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many of the 
crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few weeks 
back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on many of 
them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here seem 
awfully bare for mid-May.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail  m...@cornell.edu

Website:    http://www.marieread.com
Follow me on Facebook:      
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From: bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Gislason 
[dgif...@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:11 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
females. They love the suet.
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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

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[mailto:bounce-120469864-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Marie P. Read
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:21 AM
To: Dave Gislason; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

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 in the Cornell Plantations Arboretum 
where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time finding 
enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many of the 
crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few weeks 
back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on many of 
them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here seem 
awfully bare for mid-May.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY  13068 USA

Phone  607-539-6608
e-mail   m...@cornell.edu

Website: http://www.marieread.com
Follow me on Facebook:  
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From: bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
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[dgif...@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:11 AM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
females. They love the suet.
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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 in the Cornell Plantations Arboretum 
where I spend a lot of time). So the orioles are having a hard time finding 
enough food (they like to sip nectar from tree flowers) . BTW, many of the 
crabapples in the Arboretum were nailed by the super-cold snap a few weeks 
back...I've been looking closely...there are few viable flower buds on many of 
them, and leaves just struggling to come out now. The trees up here seem 
awfully bare for mid-May.

Marie

Marie Read Wildlife Photography
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From: bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-120469816-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Dave Gislason 
[dgif...@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:11 AM
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners

This morning my lone male Baltimore Oriole was joined by two others, plus two 
females. They love the suet.
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[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 there.

Highlight was the huge flock of about 62 White-throated Sparrows which are 
frequenting the hedgerow near the softball field. I got a fairly accurate count 
of that flock as they passed me from the East to the West along the hedgerow. 
They were headed to the grassy field beyond the softball field to feed on 
dandelion seeds. There was at least one White-crowned Sparrow here as well.

On my way back to the truck, I encountered another three White-crowned Sparrows 
– two apparent males and an apparent female. They were just inside the fencing 
on the green of the outside tennis courts. The two males were in an apparent 
singing and displaying duel – something I’ve never observed before. The two 
males took turns singing. As one male sang upright, the other male would crouch 
down with back in horizontal and bill down with cap pointed at the singing 
male, subtly jerking its head back and forth and gently hopping side to side. 
Then, they would switch, with the previously singing male now taking a 
horizontal pose with bright black-and-white striped cap facing the now upright 
and singing opponent. They repeated this for at least a couple of minutes, each 
bird singing one song before getting into the horizontal pose again; this all 
happening while the non-vocal, apparent female, was hopping around nearby, 
watching from the sidelines. This was almost rapid-fire, like a tennis ball 
being hit back-and-forth across the net during a match.

I think we need a few good days of warm weather to bring out the hawthorn 
flowers…

Good birding!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

Hawthorn Orchard
May 10, 2016
06:30
Traveling
1.00 miles
149 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Cold start to the morning. ~ 30°
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.0 Build 62

9 Canada Goose
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Killdeer
2 Ring-billed Gull
3 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Least Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
23 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
11 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
7 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Wood Thrush
14 American Robin
12 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
8 European Starling
2 Cedar Waxwing
1 Ovenbird
2 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
9 Nashville Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
4 Magnolia Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
4 White-crowned Sparrow
78 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager
11 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
8 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Eastern Meadowlark
6 Common Grackle
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 Baltimore Oriole
1 Purple Finch
1 Pine Siskin
10 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 50

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[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.

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[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 with a hummer at dawn and then Chestnut-sided, Western Palm, 
Ovenbird
and a soaring adult Bald Eagle overhead! Great day that brought this year's yard
list to 88.
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Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory
5373 Fitzgerald Road
Burdett,NY 14818-9626
N 42 26.611' W 76 45.492'
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[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


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread David Nicosia
Any updates positive or negative on this bird would be appreciated. Thx!!!

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> The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this morning.
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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 morning. 
On May 9, 2016 5:18 PM, "Gary Kohlenberg"  wrote:

The Hudsonian Godwit reported this morning at the Montezuma Visitors Center is 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Godwit at Montezuma

2016-05-10 Thread Jay McGowan
The HUDSONIAN GODWIT continues in the visitor center pool this morning.
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