RE: [cayugabirds-l] Of Unleashed Dogs and Waterthrushes

2020-04-26 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo


Nice poem! 

One of your dog men at least said sorry. At Hog hole the other day, ignoring 
all the signs that say dogs-on-leash-only, a man unleashed his oversized filthy 
dog, and it rushed at and jumped at my wife, who was quite scared, as she tried 
to defend herself and fend it off. The man did not say one word of apology, 
evidently could not care less. I wanted to bash his head in, or that of his 
dog, but did neither. The stupid dogs aren't guilty of course, it's the dogs' 
masters. There is something profoundly unseemly and deeply intolerant in how 
these people wield their dog slaves to insult and impose on others, both on 
other people, and on wildlife. 

--yrs.
Magnus Fiskesjö
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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Of Unleashed Dogs and Waterthrushes

Despite the drenching rain today, I did my daily jog.
Around the trails of six-mile creek I passed two groups with dogs.
The first dog came a-leapin' at my thigh, against my wish.
The owners said their sorries as they feigned to tend its leash.

The second dog, also unleashed, was sniffing as it roamed,
an area where a Waterthrush had surveyed for a home.
Meanwhile from way up in the tree the Waterthrush did sing,
O'er heavy rain and rushing creek the melody did ring.
The song seemed more insistent, although I can't be sure,
As if announcing to the world, "hey dog, get outta here!"
Both dog and man soon left the scene, no harm it seems inflicted.
As spring rolls on I hope to see if nesting was affected.

Suan
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[cayugabirds-l] Of Unleashed Dogs and Waterthrushes

2020-04-26 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Despite the drenching rain today, I did my daily jog.
Around the trails of six-mile creek I passed two groups with dogs.
The first dog came a-leapin' at my thigh, against my wish.
The owners said their sorries as they feigned to tend its leash.

The second dog, also unleashed, was sniffing as it roamed,
an area where a Waterthrush had surveyed for a home.
Meanwhile from way up in the tree the Waterthrush did sing,
O'er heavy rain and rushing creek the melody did ring.
The song seemed more insistent, although I can't be sure,
As if announcing to the world, "hey dog, get outta here!"
Both dog and man soon left the scene, no harm it seems inflicted.
As spring rolls on I hope to see if nesting was affected.

Suan

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[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel over Hanshaw marshland

2020-04-26 Thread anneb . clark
For those keeping track of kestrels, one was perched over the marshland east of 
Hanshaw just s of the Neimi rd intersection. With a red- tailed hawk. But where 
is there not a red- tailed hawk??

Speaking of which, yesterday April 25th, I watched and have pictures of a red- 
tail pair above 302 E Upland rd where one broke a small maple branch off and 
sailed around the pines with it. Its presumed mate joined it and they turned 
west and plummeted (both in wings folded stoop, stick still in bill of the one) 
perhaps over or just beyond the Parkway. As some know, at least one pair is 
resident there.  But are they renesting??  Maybe owl disruption?? 

Anne

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[cayugabirds-l] Purple finches in the snow

2020-04-26 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi all,
 It's hard to believe, but it's snowing again up here on Hunt Hill Rd, Sunday 
afternoon at 6:20.  The goldfinches and purple finches are frantically chowing 
down on sunflower seeds before it gets dark. And, we have a record 5 male and 4 
female purple finches!  The maximum goldfinch number was 16 today, which 
happens to be my Cornell Feederwatch day!  I hope they all have nice, sheltered 
spots for tonight. It's likely to keep snowing.   
Happy spring!
Laura

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