Re:[cayugabirds-l] Orange Crowned @ Hawthorn

2021-05-07 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
As pointed out by several people, I meant of course Orange-Crowned Warbler.
That's what happens when trying to type on your phone while walking
down the recway, I guess.
(Hard to blame auto-correct for this one, though.)

Meanwhile, it's interesting that the OCWA did not fire off an ebird
alert as I would've expected. Does that feel like something that needs
fixing?
(In contrast, the ebird alerts about red-eyed vireos, while a little
noisy, are at least understandable for seasonality reasons.)

Suan


On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 9:11 AM Suan Yong  wrote:
>
> Like yesterday hawthorn orchard was again relatively quiet today, nashville 
> warblers continuing to be the dominant singer, with a good number of white 
> crowned sparrows singing and foraging in the freshly and messily mown grass, 
> joining a seemingly diminishing number of white throated sparrows.
>
> Then Ken Kemphues chased me down to tell me that he'd just seen an 
> orange-crowned sparrow after following an unfamiliar trill, and together we 
> were able to relocate it. (So FOY credit goes to him.) The trill fits in the 
> junco-chipping range, but doesn't stay in the same pitch like those songs, 
> varying and slowly descending towards the end. At times it seemed to have an 
> edge, and was somewhat reminiscent of a female cowbird's chatter.
>
> Suan
> _
> Composed by thumb and autocorrect.

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[cayugabirds-l] Rainbow of birds!

2021-05-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Dark-chestnut male Orchard Oriole, FOY Yard bird here today!
Along with several brilliant orange & muted-orange B Orioles.

Cardinals & Goldfinch are bright regulars, along with purpley Grackles.
Yellow Warblers search the tree blossoms for bugs.
Green-backed, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds sip nectar, as the male Indigo Bunting 
grabs seed from the railing.
Blue Jays are up to their usual antics & the lovely rusty-backed Wood Thrush 
serenades from the woods nearby.

Robin red breast is joined on the lawn by the multi-colored Flicker, as the 
soft-tan M. Doves search for fallen seeds.

It is hard to tend to chores with this rainbow  show outside!

Donna Scott
Lansing
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[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Orioles at Salt Point Natural Area

2021-05-07 Thread Martha Hoffman
Hello All-

My husband and I went for a morning bird walk at Salt Point where we had 
multiple Orchard Oriole sightings!! 

At one point we saw 4 males and 1 female simultaneously in/near a flowering 
apple tree along the southern leg of the trail. 2 male Baltimores were also in 
the tree at the same time- distinctly different in color.

We’re still novice birders, but are 99% sure in our ID- definitely not robins 
or towhees! :) Would love to get confirmation from more experienced birders if 
anyone else is heading to Salt Point today.

We have a low quality iPhone video of a male where you can hear its calls that 
we’d be happy to share with anyone who is interested. 

Yay! Spring!
- Martha



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[cayugabirds-l] white throat sparrows

2021-05-07 Thread Judith Jones
I have had a small group of white throated sparrows in my yard for the 
last 3 days. The color variability is one Ive never seen. One with the 
usual white throat and white stripes on head, several with tan stripes 
and tan throat, and one with white throat and tan stripes on head.  Is 
this usual?



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[cayugabirds-l] Immature red-winged blackbird

2021-05-07 Thread Fredric Kardon
We get many red-winged blackbirds at our feeder.  On May 6 we saw a
juvenile/immature one, which we have never seen before.  Is this a 2020
hatchling which hasn't molted yet?
 You can see photos at:

 https://ebird.org/checklist/S87318675

Thanks, Fred Kardon

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[cayugabirds-l] Orange Crowned @ Hawthorn

2021-05-07 Thread Suan Yong
Like yesterday hawthorn orchard was again relatively quiet today, nashville 
warblers continuing to be the dominant singer, with a good number of white 
crowned sparrows singing and foraging in the freshly and messily mown grass, 
joining a seemingly diminishing number of white throated sparrows.

Then Ken Kemphues chased me down to tell me that he'd just seen an 
orange-crowned sparrow after following an unfamiliar trill, and together we 
were able to relocate it. (So FOY credit goes to him.) The trill fits in the 
junco-chipping range, but doesn't stay in the same pitch like those songs, 
varying and slowly descending towards the end. At times it seemed to have an 
edge, and was somewhat reminiscent of a female cowbird's chatter.

Suan
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[cayugabirds-l] Advice on attracting a screech owl

2021-05-07 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I  just ordered an Owl house with great hopes of attracting them to my 
backyard.  There is a mature canopy
 ( I live in Cayuga Heights) and I am looking for pointers on the best path to 
success.
I assume this is late in the season for Owls but hope to attach it next week.
This is the one I ordered

https://www.jcswildlife.com/jcs-wildlife-screech-owl-or-saw-whet-owl-house-cedar-nesting-box-with-poly-lumber-roof/

Thanks in Advance for any advice
Barbara Eden


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