Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Peter
Come to think of it, a few year's back I saw 2 Canada Geese fearlessly go after a balk eagle who had come too near where they were And I must say, I am always very impressed with a smaller bird's willingness to protect...a profile in courage. On 7/18/2016 2:45 PM, AB Clark wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2016-07-18 Thread Joseph Brin
*  New York*  Syracuse - July 18, 2016 *  NYSY  07. 18. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):July 11, 2016 - July 18, 2016to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern Kingbird terrorist!!

2016-07-18 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Back in the 1960s whenever my stepfather would go to work in his garden or just out into his yard, an Eastern kingbird would would suddenly appear & constantly dive at his head whether or not he was wearing a cap. That went on most all summer. The bird never bothered anyone else. However, I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Margaret Shepard
On June 20, after a long train ride to Chicago, I spent an hour with family in Maggie Daley Park, being entertained on the children's playground by my grandson and by a thoroughly urban male RW Blackbird. The latter was unexpected: many hundreds of active kids, no wetland or pond nearby, but

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Donna Lee Scott
While arriving at CLO for Wed. evening lecture of Spring Field Ornithology class in spring, I attempted to go to the main entrance by walking under the overhanging eaves of the building, when a very aggressive gander ran out and chased me all the way around to the main stonewall walkway !

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread AB Clark
And the dangers are real: I saw Red-winged Blackbirds lose their nests to large bumbling goose families that, heads in the air, simply walked the nests over and into the swamp. It doesn’t require a predator to do damage! Anne > On Jul 18, 2016, at 2:00 PM, Asher Hockett

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Mike Pitzrick
A couple of years ago by the Lab of O I saw a Canada Goose repeated land on the shoulders of a white-tailed deer and peck the back of the neck and head, driving it away from a nearby nest. I seem to recall that some of the Lab staff chose an alternate entrance to the building for a couple of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Paul Schmitt
This got me to recalling that last summer I saw a RW Blackbird take offense at some Canada Geese there were too close to a nest at MNWR. The male RWB attached the gander's back, taking hold and riding him out of the area. It appeared the blackbird knew just where to be clear of the gander's

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

2016-07-18 Thread Dave K
On the Eastern end of Eaton Marsh this AM, Kingbirds were defending against an Osprey. It's the first time I've seen the Kingbirds red crown which, apparently, they use in this situation. https://flic.kr/p/K6Q3AJ https://flic.kr/p/K6NNDN

[cayugabirds-l] Sunset Paddle and Birding on Cayuga Lake - July 21

2016-07-18 Thread Chris Lajewski
Join the Montezuma Audubon Center this Thursday, July 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for a guided sunset paddle on Cayuga Lake. We’ll explore the waterways, marshes and swamps of this Important Bird Area and enjoy the songbirds, waterfowl and raptors soaring in the air and swimming on the water.