Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

2017-05-05 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Right. These feathers will last until the next molt, but if the bird is getting a better diet then, it will grow in more red ones. But, it's stuck with these yellow ones until the next molt, probably the end of the summer. Kevin Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D. Project Manager Distance Learning in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

2017-05-05 Thread Linda Orkin
I would imagine no one can be surprised at poor condition in these birds this year with the dearth of carotenoid source fruits and berries over this past fall and winter. This would not be permanent but could be corrected with better diet, correct Kevin? Thx Linda Orkin Sent from my iPhone

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake

2017-05-05 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Chris Wood found three breeding-plumaged Red-necked Grebes on Dryden Lake today, on a perfect "Dryden Lake day," with cold winds and rain in May. They were still present at about 4:00 pm this afternoon. Also, Bank, Barn, and Tree swallows circling low over the water in good numbers, also,

[cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

2017-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be that it escaped from captivity? Larry -- W. Larry

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow House Finch

2017-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
A couple days ago we had a *yellow* HOUSE FINCH show up at our feeders. I understand that male house finches can have red, yellow, or orange color. But how common (uncommon) is this? Also, we had our first *female* ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK today. Larry -- W.

[cayugabirds-l] Heads up from the Crow People: West Nile Virus and nests

2017-05-05 Thread AB Clark
Dear Cayuga-birders, WEST NILE VIRUS already diagnosed in our crows!!! :-(( We who follow the crows want to report that Vet Pathology has just diagnosed West Nile Virus as cause of death of a crow in Cayuga Heights, in late April. Another diagnosis is pending , but to be honest,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....

2017-05-05 Thread Linda Orkin
Thanks Lea. I'm not at work today so I forgot. Good to have a lot of us bring proactive. Linda. Sent from my iPhone > On May 5, 2017, at 2:53 PM, Lea LSF wrote: > > Just did it, and will do it every day when I am reminded. Reminders like > this popping up in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Vote for the trail....

2017-05-05 Thread Lea LSF
Just did it, and will do it every day when I am reminded. Reminders like this popping up in mailboxes are helpful! On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 11:15 AM, Linda Orkin wrote: > > > > Each of us can vote EACH day till May 12. >> >> Vote people...it's easy. Imagine the Jim Shug

[cayugabirds-l] Common Yellowthroat in Cornell's Wee Stinky Glen

2017-05-05 Thread Laura J. Heisey
The one day I didn't carry my binoculars! I've never heard a Common Yellowthroat anywhere near there. It was singing from the honeysuckle bushes along the creek south of the stone footbridge, at ~11:45 this morning. I didn't have time to stick around and get a look at it. Laura --

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden's first bio blitz is coming up

2017-05-05 Thread Jody Enck
Cayuga Birders, please consider helping out with this event on May 13th. Contact info is provided at the bottom of the message. The First Dryden BioBlitz! Have you ever wanted to know what lives in our wonderful Dryden Middle and High School natural areas? We are going to attempt to identify

[cayugabirds-l] Meeting regarding Sister Bird Club Network

2017-05-05 Thread Jody Enck
Hello Cayuga Birders, A group of people who are interested in this Network and especially who are interested in planning a trip to Honduras to meet with other clubs will get together at 2pm on this Sunday the 7th of May. If you are interested in attending, respond to my email privately and I'll