Re: [cayugabirds-l] a mystery---goldfinchs

2015-09-09 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
Several years ago, I posted to Cayugabirds-L about seeing a chipmunk kill an adult female cardinal. The chipmunk and the cardinal were feeding, apparently companionably, on the ground beneath my dad’s bird feeder. Suddenly, the chipmunk lunged at the cardinal and grasped her in his/her mouth by

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Indigo bunting

2018-05-13 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
We’ve been fortunate, too! Here on Stonehaven Circle in Newfield, we have two male Indigo Buntings coming regularly to our thistle feeder. They feed quite amicably with the Goldfinches. Question: Is it common for two male Indigo Buntings to occupy the same territory? We haven’t been watching

[cayugabirds-l] Big flock of American Goldfinches!

2020-05-09 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
Hi, We usually have quite a few American Goldfinches that seem to be residents, often year-round. Today, however, our feeders were overwhelmed! At least a hundred, maybe 150, were at the feeders and settled about on the yard. When they took flight, as they occasionally did, and then returned,

[cayugabirds-l] Baltimore Orioles - Painting Conflict

2020-05-16 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
Hello, I hope I’m not violating a rule, but I need some advice concerning the Baltimore Orioles who have been gracing us with their vibrant colors for a couple of weeks. This is the first time we’ve had the honor of their company and have been happy to provide them with orange halves which we

[cayugabirds-l] Thanks for Oriole/Painting Conflict Suggestions

2020-05-21 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
Just a note to those who took the time to offer ideas and encouragement concerning how to handle the very welcome presence of Baltimore Orioles during some upcoming painting of our deck. We’ve placed additional oranges in a different spot and think they may have already visited them. The new

[cayugabirds-l] Binoculars - reasonably priced?

2021-12-15 Thread Kathleen P Kramer
Hello, I hope this is an acceptable message for this ListServ. Can anyone suggest reasonably priced binoculars for a beginning birder? I’m taking a chance that the recipient will even pursue birding and I also know that “bad” binoculars can discourage a beginner. So I’d really appreciate a