RE: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
I think my neighbors would be paralyzed by bear visitors!!! Deb From: bounce-125564523-83565...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Geo Kloppel Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:04 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds I have a bog metal hopper-type feeder

RE: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
Very clever! I want one! Deb From: Holly Noble Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:08 PM To: Deb Grantham Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds A weight sensitive feeder closes access to the seed openings when a certain amount of weight is on the perch.

[cayugabirds-l] Oddly colored red-winged blackbird

2021-04-21 Thread Liz Brown
I had an oddly colored red-winged blackbird at my feeder today. Head, breast, and back black like an adult male. Red and yellow epaulets. BUT - the black breast ends in a pretty clear line, and below that line, the breast is a streaky salmon color. There's also an additional thin white bar on

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Holly Noble
A weight sensitive feeder closes access to the seed openings when a certain amount of weight is on the perch. You can calibrate to exclude birds such as starlings, red-winged blackbirds, grackles, etc. I did see a few clever starlings who learned if they continued to flap their wings while

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Geo Kloppel
I have a bog metal hopper-type feeder with spring-loaded perching bars, and the spring tension is adjustable. At any particular setting, birds over a certain weight will depress the bars, which closes off the seed ports. During Blue Jay migration, for example, the spring loading can be adjusted

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
You can find a few more tips for deterring large flocks of birds on this page of the FeederWatch website. Anne Marie Johnson Caroline On 4/21/2021 2:15 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: I too have many RW

[cayugabirds-l] Caspian tern Myers

2021-04-21 Thread John Bowdoin Greenly
A single Caspian Tern was braving the squalls with the few gulls on the remaining exposed bar off the mouth of Salmon Creek at Myers, at about 2:30pm today. John Greenly -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2021-04-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Baltimore Oriole is now in Sarah B’s yard in 600 block Lansing Station Rd. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE:[cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I too have many RW Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and 6-8 Grackles and I am going thru a lot of expensive bird food. I put out food in early morning, one time a day. The only thing I can think to do is to stop feeding the birds altogether for a while, so that the hoards go somewhere else

[cayugabirds-l] question about feeder crowds

2021-04-21 Thread Deb Grantham
Hi, A neighbor of mine is bothered that she gets a lot of grackles and starlings at her feeders, and that they hog all the food she puts out. Any suggestions? Deb -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES