[cayugabirds-l] Genung Nature Preserve, Tues/Wed May 12-13

2020-05-13 Thread Mark Chao
Someone just informed me about my reply-all gaffe just now. I apologize to Sandra, Tilden, and everyone for my error (still not sure how that happened). Anyway, back on topic, I'll note that on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at the Genung Nature Preserve in Freeville, I had experiences similar to

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Magical evening at Monkey Run

2020-05-13 Thread Mark Chao
Hi Sandra, I’m so glad to read about your evening! You had so many high-quality moments with exciting birds! (I was also glad to read about that unexpected Green Heron moment you had last week!) I hope all is well with you. My family and I are staying productive and happy together and

[cayugabirds-l] Magical evening at Monkey Run

2020-05-13 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
I birdied Monkey Run tonight, May 13, from about 6-7:15 p.m. It was a lovely evening, and the trails were full of birds. The highlights were a veery pair and a flock of warblers, including yellow, yellow-rumped, and a very cooperative black-throated blue (male). Great crested flycatcher,

[cayugabirds-l] RED-HEADED WOODPECKER in cavity

2020-05-13 Thread Jared Dawson
This afternoon the 13th I was able to track a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER to a possible nest site, a cavity in a snag of a tree, the species of which I have not yet figured out but will. This bird has been seen or heard since 4 May, and a pair successfully nested in the same vicinity last year. The

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
Very interesting! Thank you Anne. Yeah - these redwings around my house are losing head feathers NOW - and not post-breeding. Pete Sar On Wed, May 13, 2020, 3:01 PM wrote: > I will just offer the observation made several times while studying > nesting redwinged blabkbirds at the Cornell ponds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummer/others

2020-05-13 Thread Donna Lee Scott
1 or more of my many orioles yanked off 2 of the 4 bee guards from my H-bird feeder so they could drink more easily! Even broke one bee guard! Still no H-bird here. I saw 2 different Indigo Buntings today & just saw my FOY American Redstart. Also 2 female Rose breasted Grosbeaks with one male &

[cayugabirds-l] Hummer

2020-05-13 Thread Laura Stenzler
Finally, our FOY hummingbird showed up at the feeder today. Yay! Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread anneb . clark
I will just offer the observation made several times while studying nesting redwinged blabkbirds at the Cornell ponds that no males arrived with bald heads but quite a few Showed missing patches during EARLy breeding season while disputes were common. At least once a fully feathered banded male

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks! Pete Saracino On Wed, May 13, 2020, 9:27 AM Tim Gallagher wrote: > Here's a link to a piece they ran a few years ago on the Lab of > Ornithology website: > https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/i-have-a-bald-bird-at-my-feeder-is-it-sick/ > >

[cayugabirds-l] Slowest Spring

2020-05-13 Thread Dave Nutter
The prolonged cold weather and northwest winds have put a damper on migration and leaf-out. But those conditions which make flying insects harder to find have herded the swallows down to Cayuga Lake and the easier to watch marina at Allan H Treman State Marine Park. There are no boats in the

RE: [cayugabirds-l] ebird reporting question re: motion activated photos

2020-05-13 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Applause!  Well said! I too would love to see those “camera trap” photos and would support their inclusion in eBird. Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University McGraw Hall, Room 201. Ithaca, NY 14853, USA E-mail: magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu, or:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ebird reporting question re: motion activated photos

2020-05-13 Thread Dave Nutter
Some thoughts about eBird & non-standard reports: EBird has more than one purpose. Certainly ornithologists want usable data, and that means lots of reports made in the same way. That’s why eBird promotes “complete” checklists of a certain length and time, which can be thrown in the same pile

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Tim Gallagher
Here's a link to a piece they ran a few years ago on the Lab of Ornithology website: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/i-have-a-bald-bird-at-my-feeder-is-it-sick/