[cayugabirds-l] Robins routinely reuse nests? Invitation to find out!

2015-07-09 Thread Anne Clark
Read and Anne Clark-- thought it would be interesting to gather your observations of robin nesting and clarify the patterns of reuse in our local robins, in order to understand when and why robins might reuse nests or nest sites. So we have developed a survey about the details of any robin

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Urban Merlin fledgling.

2015-06-28 Thread Anne Clark
It had two pictures of a young merlin attached. I think that, since it had no text in the body of the message, save the Cayuga list material, and two attachments, some email programs reacted and stripped the attachments. That seemed to be what Peter's did. Mine came through with clearly .jpg

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed cuckoo fledgling--just out of Basin

2015-06-20 Thread Anne Clark
Finally saw one of the yellow-billed cuckoos (pair) that have been singing/calling in our Back Six acres on Hile School Rd, Freeville. And it had a fledgling sitting near it, quietly looking like a very stubby yellow-billed cuckoo. I couldn't get pictures of the fledgling deep in the

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-billed cuckoo-Sanctuary Dr.

2015-06-10 Thread Anne Clark
Seeing Chris' report of one in Sapsucker woods, maybe this is of interest. At 830 am today, there was one very vocal at the end of Sanctuary Dr, both in the Salem Park woods at west dead end of Drive, and then moving over to the woods to the SE, across the new private road that connects to

[cayugabirds-l] hummingbird aggression

2015-05-13 Thread Anne Clark
Hile School Rd, just out of Basin: THree ruby throated hummingbirds are at war over the feeder starting yesterday, when a male showed up. Two female-plumaged birds had been sharing' for a day, even been drinking at the same time. The male is not welcome and one or both females have displaced

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orange-winged Blackbird

2015-05-08 Thread Anne Clark
At this time of year, there are many yearling (hatched in 2014) males who are not yet in full color. Having orange epaulets is not unusual for this age group. I know of one orange-epauleted male that actually bred with orange epaulets, but there were complex reasons he got a chance. There is

[cayugabirds-l] Barred owl calling tonight

2015-05-08 Thread Anne Clark
Maybe I just haven't been out and listening at the right moment, but this is the first I have heard this spring/suddenly summer. Not too far North of the middle of Hile School Road, Freeville. Anne -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] New study about bird feeding and effects on urban species

2015-05-06 Thread Anne Clark
Not a new FOY bird, but a new study out in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today shows--experimentally-- effects of birdfeeding on the dominance of invasive species over native ones. This was done in New Zealand, whose native birds have been, well, all too easily dominated?

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned Sparrow

2015-05-05 Thread Anne Clark
One expectantly visiting my porch this morning--Hile School Rd, just out of Basin. First I have seen. Also reported in Broome Co. this morning. Anne -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Over Hile School Rd-osprey and broad-winged hawk

2015-05-04 Thread Anne Clark
5-4-15 Just now 0945, while an FOY gorgeous male Baltimore Oriole sang and a Yellow Warbler zoomed off, an Osprey and a Broad-winged Hawk soared overhead, drifting-flapping-drifting to the NW. I don't often see osprey over the yard, but there are many smaller waterbodies about, of course.

[cayugabirds-l] young Tundra Swan-Herman Rd nr Dryden

2015-04-06 Thread Anne Clark
4. For a variety of reasons, I don't have an accurate list of other species on that day. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Photogenic: Merlins courting-mating

2015-04-03 Thread Anne Clark
and her mate appear to be nesting farther S in the circle, probably in the spruces mid-circle. But I have not found it yet. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] redwings, grackles, brown-headed cowbirds, oh my

2015-03-15 Thread Anne Clark
blowing around on the surface. I was too far to see the items, but they were picking things up off the surface and seemed to have to chase them a little in the morning wind. I have never seen this behavior before. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture

2015-02-25 Thread Anne Clark
To give a Wed 25th Feb update on Turkey Vulture whereabouts, about 15 were either swirling around or sitting in the spruce trees behind the Varna Community Center on 366 today at about 230. There may well have been more in the spruces, hidden. They may be using these trees as a small local

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question on American Crow roost

2015-02-21 Thread Anne Clark
Hi Mona and all. Thanks so much for the information. I will answer Mona at greater length separately. But I do want to take this chance to reiterate our interest in information like this about crow roosts around the state, in the context of a major two year study. Hopefully soon, but

[cayugabirds-l] spy camera on goshawk-new article

2015-01-31 Thread Anne Clark
Given the Goshawk sightings and interest, I thought some might be interested in this news writeup on a new article on how goshawks hunt their prey. I have pasted it in and removed hot links, but am happy to send article to any individuals who wish to see the full deal in the journal. Anne

[cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged Hawk-Dryden area

2015-01-30 Thread Anne Clark
At 840 am, spectacularly beautiful light morph Rough-legged Hawk sailing through snowflakes going WSW across Ferguson Road, just where it leaves Irish Settlement road and continues E to Dryden. Anne -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-16 Thread Anne Clark
Hopefully this is not taking this outside the interest of many on the list but: I am curious to know the evidence on reduced nesting success in goshawks, in part because it is really important to know what such evidence would look like. John, can you direct those of us who might want to follow

[cayugabirds-l] Inside the circle, outside the basin

2015-01-02 Thread Anne Clark
Today (Jan 2, 1520h) for the first time in weeks, had a pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds in our woodsy patch S of our house/feeders at 147 Hile School Road, Freeville. Never saw them at the feeders earlier in the day. Anne -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] West Hill crow roost?-or not

2014-12-31 Thread Anne Clark
They may have returned to North Campus to roost at the end. At 430-45 pm, there was a steady stream of crows coming E across the living units on Jessup Road and filling the woods of the Cornell Golf Course between Hasbrouck Community and Mockley House, as well as the trees on the S border of

[cayugabirds-l] Apples for breakfast-Red-bellied Woodpecker

2014-12-21 Thread Anne Clark
eating apples, especially not frozen brown ones. Carbs a little limited at this time of year?! Anne Clark (147 Hile School Rd, Freeville) -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

Re: [cayugabirds-l] C Loons on lake

2014-11-13 Thread Anne Clark
Loons, ducks, grebe, etc. all wonderful! But about that crow: I suspect from your description that it has crow droppings smeared down its primaries, acquired as it perched directly below another crow in a communal roost. I get reports during the winter of tagged crows, always seen with

[cayugabirds-l] bald eagle adult? and juv-Freeville

2014-09-21 Thread Anne Clark
Over field SE of my house, 147 Hile School Road, right over wood lot at Ed Hill and Hile School. 1 is a juvenile, the other doesn't look fully adult (or is molting). Juve following the more adult one, finally joining it in a large dead tree overlooking the field. Two ravens, regulars and

[cayugabirds-l] Male Harrier-Stevenson Rd

2014-08-30 Thread Anne Clark
at about 8 AM, a beautiful female Harrier was working the field along Stevenson Rd at Dodge Rd, working N and NE across the field E of the Compost Facility driveway. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] barn swallows

2014-08-29 Thread Anne Clark
I see hundreds of tree swallows, mixed with barn swallows, over mown fields during August. On Aug 29, 2014, at 11:14 AM, Tobias Dean wrote: Our barn swallows left yesterday, some may have left a few days earlier but there was a core group that waited until sometime during the day to depart.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] goose poop an issue at interior of Myers Park

2014-08-22 Thread Anne Clark
Border collies, coyote effigies, etc can indeed move them, but temporarily to somewhere else local. This effort looks ready to replicate the eternal cycle of geese in Binghamton that move/ are moved from Otsiningo Park to BCC to Binghamton University playing fields and back. At least we

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows that hunt?

2014-07-22 Thread Anne Clark
Crows will try to catch, kill and eat small vertebrates that they come across. Yes indeed, they are hunting all the time when they are foraging on the ground,in the sense that they are searching for live food like beetles, larvae (beetle or otherwise), earthworms and also, when they encounter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fallen Pileated Nesthole Tree

2014-07-11 Thread Anne Clark
Those maple leaves look quite fresh as if added recently, not during the nestling period. Certainly the leaves are so big that they must be recent. So we might hypothesize that squirrels moved in as the pileated young moved out? anne On Jul 11, 2014, at 10:39 AM, Suan Hsi Yong wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Not birds-but FIREFLIES tonight

2014-06-28 Thread Anne Clark
It is wild out there...flashing of several kinds, low and high in trees. Give that it is hard to see birds right now, it is well worth a look outside for this pre-4th display. Vic Lamoureux put a similar alert out for Broome, on the Bluewing list. Apparently this is THE night so far if you

Re: [cayugabirds-l] East Hill osprey

2014-04-22 Thread Anne Clark
Through the 1990s, ospreys used to appear occasionally out at the Cornell Pond Unit 1 and forage in the lake area there. (Am betting they still do--I am not there to see) I remember standing in my waders, taking out my video camera with its fully exposed 2 hrs of parental feeding at a

[cayugabirds-l] white-eyed vireo--Jessup Woods

2014-04-18 Thread Anne Clark
Today about 1430, an immaculate white-eyed vireo foraged about 3 feet from me, in the sunlit shrubs at the N-most path into Jessup Woods from the Frisbee Golf course N of Alot. Sounds camera-worthy? My camera was in the car...I was just checking for a crow's nest. (Which is a-building in

[cayugabirds-l] osprey pair courting over Jessup Woods

2014-04-13 Thread Anne Clark
, but it was an adult bald eagle. It very handily caught up, the osprey dropped the fish, the eagle caught it, and beat its way west (essentially toward the Lake, I guess). Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin-30th March

2014-03-31 Thread Anne Clark
. But it was fun to see it through my scope, as I was looking fruitlessly for crows in that vicinity. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Tundra swan pair visits Stevenson Rd Compost

2014-03-22 Thread Anne Clark
Today around 1300, a pair of tundra swans was walking around on the ice of the pond at the Compost Facility. One had a strongly drooped left wing. But as i sat, getting my camera out, they took off and they both flew well, south, then turning west toward the Lake. Not a match for the many

Re: [cayugabirds-l] crows nesting

2014-03-20 Thread Anne Clark
Not too early...Kevin found a crow on Yellow Barn road incubating this past weekend and there are crows building all over Cayuga Heights. The family at the end of Sapsucker Woods Rd and Hanshaw is probably nearing completion of their nest. The peak of many years for starting incubation is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Inebriation in birds

2014-03-06 Thread Anne Clark
This may be of interest to the discussion. I cannot find it now, but there was one other common berry (Serviceberry? I think not) connected with waxwing suicides against glass. We have had regular deaths on (stupid) reflecting glass (-my hawk shapes do help) when the birds ate off one tree

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows on South Hill

2014-03-04 Thread Anne Clark
These groups are winter roosts, and they are nothing new in crow life. Despite what urban residents sometimes think, crows didn't start gathering when we set out cities for them to use. Roosting in groups at any time of year may offer safety in numbers from night predators, such as Great

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin at East Hill Plaza

2014-02-20 Thread Anne Clark
Hi Meena and List FYI, red tags are our 2012 cohort. Might be 6V DBAR12, raised across Judd Falls from the Herb Gardens. We are particularly on the lookout for 6V's bands-only 13 year old dad, P2 DBAR00, who has only a pair of color bands (light bluish and greenish--both faded) on right leg.

[cayugabirds-l] pair o Brown-headed Cowbirds--Freeville

2014-02-09 Thread Anne Clark
these were the alert locals). Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Video of Auburn crows

2014-01-30 Thread Anne Clark
Those thousands surely would be reassuring if I were a crow worried about being The One to be eaten by The Owl tonight! Lottery chance converging on zero. Fortunately for Ithaca's attitude toward crows, the flights into Ithaca roost(s) do not compare. :) Anne On Jan 29, 2014, at 9:43 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] a passle of snow buntings-Hanshaw Rd

2013-12-31 Thread Anne Clark
on it. They were distant and only sometimes landed where could be scoped, but I looked enough and took sufficient pictures to satisfy myself that there were no larks among them. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [GeneseeBirds-L] Duck Hunting Rules and enforcement

2013-12-30 Thread Anne Clark
Am I not reading tables correctly? Doesn't the table show just snow goose and Canada goose hunting season now, with ducks having ended Dec 15? If so, why are hunters all tucking in at the end of the Lake? And why is it so concentrated right now, since Snow Geese have been legal since Oct 1?

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [GeneseeBirds-L] Duck Hunting Rules and enforcement

2013-12-30 Thread Anne Clark
...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Anne Clark Sent: Monday, December 30, 2013 9:31 AM To: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [GeneseeBirds-L] Duck Hunting Rules and enforcement Am I not reading tables correctly? Doesn't the table show just snow

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Moving the Christmas Count Date Earlier

2013-12-30 Thread Anne Clark
the south end of the lake, say the portion within the City of Ithaca, which does not allow firing guns, off limits to hunting. --Dave Nutter On Dec 29, 2013, at 08:47 PM, Anne Clark anneb.cl...@gmail.com wrote: It sounds as if some of these folks might be illegally close to buildings

Re: [cayugabirds-l] weekend birds, hunting pressure

2013-12-29 Thread Anne Clark
It sounds as if some of these folks might be illegally close to buildings, although I suppose they argue that their guns are pointing down the lake. On the other hand, in the park area, trails and inlets make a complex problem for claiming that nothing could be in the line of fire when

Re: [cayugabirds-l] K33 and A21

2013-12-27 Thread Anne Clark
Follow up on Trumpeter Restoration Project mentioned by Kevin--all yellow wing tags appear to come from Ontario banding. What isn't immediately clear is their numbering system since 2008 (when lots of these were apparently put on). http://honeyharbour.net/reporting-trumpeter-swan-sightings/

[cayugabirds-l] Bird strikes-new research

2013-12-18 Thread Anne Clark
suggesting work on limiting airport area food sources--research done in Perth Australia. Source: Coghlan, M.L. et al. 2013. Metabarcoding avian diets at airports: Implications for birdstrike hazard management planning. Investigative Genetics doi: 10.1186/2041-2223-4-27. To read a more general

[cayugabirds-l] Stevenson Road Compost-Horned Larks

2013-12-18 Thread Anne Clark
1300h There were about 10 horned larks (all adults except one immature) foraging in newly manured field, W of the driveway into the Compost Facility and N of the Pheasant pens. Just to be complete--also present in the Compost Facility area (mounds, manured field, Dodge x Stevenson Rd) were

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebirds near Freeville

2013-12-01 Thread Anne Clark
and over. This seemed a stronger response than they have given to the 2+ red-tailed hawks also visiting regularly. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] T.Vultures kettle

2013-10-12 Thread Anne Clark
I checked every Turkey Vulture of 45 or more that I saw in 1.5 hours on Stevenson Road or at the Compost Facility and can report with fair confidence that there were no Black Vultures seated or in the air. Hard to say how many total, because the ebb and flow up there was constant. Anne On

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Monarchs a Nighthawk

2013-09-17 Thread Anne Clark
Color of monarchs triggered memory of a paper I just saw: 1. Title: Forewing pigmentation predicts migration distance in wild-caught migratory monarch butterflies Author(s): Hanley, Daniel; Miller, Nathan G.; Flockhart, D. T. Tyler; et al. Source: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY Volume: 24 Issue: 5

[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered hawk

2013-09-02 Thread Anne Clark
. Curious. Anne Clark -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures continue at Compost

2013-09-01 Thread Anne Clark
1330h 3 Black Vultures were preening and looking generally as sleek as a vulture can on the N end of the wooden paddock fence, E of the Stevenson Rd Compost mounds. One disappeared on me but the other 2 sat and rested after preening in about the same spot for the next hour. I didn't count,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] A contact please to report crow deaths

2013-08-26 Thread Anne Clark
flocks of crows that include wing-tagged birds on fields in the general area around Ithaca...or anywhere! Thanks, Anne On Aug 26, 2013, at 6:45 PM, dfsu...@verizon.net wrote: Anne Clark requested reports of dead crows - if interested in reports from Town of Springport, on Cayuga Lake, please

[cayugabirds-l] West Nile Virus..again

2013-08-24 Thread Anne Clark
, robins, and raptors may die or be seen sick. The first positive bird this summer was a Wild Turkey in Michigan! And it also means that we humans should avoid dusk and dawn mosquito bites--long-sleeved shirts and pants when listening to evening or night migrants! Thanks so much, Anne Clark

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpeckers at May's Point

2013-08-20 Thread Anne Clark
very late nestlings). But robins in the same Michigan property fed their nestlings on mulberries. Anne Clark On Aug 20, 2013, at 6:51 PM, Paul wrote: Spent about three hours watching the Red-headed Woodpeckers at May’s Point this morning. Very active until about 10 am. Saw an interesting

Re: [cayugabirds-l] meadowlark question

2013-06-27 Thread Anne Clark
I would agree on the first broods being out and fly-worthy by now, most likely. And second or later broods are probably generally less successful, at least in such birds as Red-winged Blackbirds that actually do NOT raise two broods around here, although they may try-try-again as many as 4

[cayugabirds-l] dead yard birds and WNV monitoring

2013-06-08 Thread Anne Clark
Dear Cayuga-listers, Asking for your help in noting and giving me a call/email on any dead or sick yard birds such as robins, cardinals, catbirds, grackles...or others. As some of you may remember, last year brought another outbreak of West Nile virus. This hit the Cayuga Heights area crows

[cayugabirds-l] oriole behavior

2013-06-04 Thread Anne Clark
I wonder if anyone can comment on the usual description of oriole nesting as only the female weaves the nest. I have a youngish adult male (slightly graded color in his breast, a bit of edging on back feathers, but pretty brilliant overall) at my house near Freeville. He has been defending

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flattened birds

2013-05-31 Thread Anne Clark
My late colleague Jack Christian documented barn and tree swallows taking the low spread-wing posture, exposing their wings fully, on metal barn roofs on hot summer days. I also saw a few instances. One possibility is that direct heat helps drive out feather parasites and exposure to UV and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Myers, Fri 5/24 PM

2013-05-24 Thread Anne Clark
FYI--to confirm a trajectory: Broome Co folks, on Bluewing list, reported more than 8 Semi-palmated Sandpipers (and more with time) as well as 6 Dunlin and 4 Semi-palmated Plovers at the Tri-Cities airport this morning. anne On May 24, 2013, at 7:18 PM, Jeff Gerbracht wrote: After work. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2013-05-01 Thread Anne Clark
Hummingbird reported down here in Castle Creek yesterday, on Broome listserv On May 1, 2013, at 8:48 AM, Laura Stenzler wrote: Hi all, On Sunday, Braam Bezuidenhout had a hummingbird coming to his feeders, as well as an Oriole. This is in the Ellis Highlands, east of Ithaca and off Ellis

[cayugabirds-l] Prairie warblers off Hunt Hill Rd and Hunt Grove Pl.?

2013-04-30 Thread Anne Clark
I COULD be mistaken as always--I don't trust my audio-identifications-- but am pretty sure it was two Prairie Warblers singing (loudly) on or near Hunt Grove, the dead end just off Hunt Hill Rd off Ellis Hollow Rd. Nice scales over and over. Doesn't seem like a prairie warbler habitat,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Observations of American Robin and Virginia Rail at Lab of O

2013-04-25 Thread Anne Clark
When I was filming robins and following nests back in Michigan many years ago, grackles were major nest predators on eggs and nestlings...until the grackles settled down with their own nests and incubatory responsibilities, after which predation by grackles dropped off. (Chipmunks and snakes

[cayugabirds-l] swallow activity over Fall Creek at Caldwell/Forest Home

2013-04-21 Thread Anne Clark
Viewed from the bridge over Fall Creek at Forest Home this afternoon, small clouds of mixed swallows were doing impossible-looking acrobatics in the nippy air--certainly Barn Swallows and Tree Swallows, but probably others. I couldn't see well in the light at the time and they kept zooming up

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Fw: [bluewing-group] Banded ring-billed gull

2013-03-23 Thread Anne Clark
cool. Kevin and I have both spotted banded and tagged herring gulls in Ithaca--they came from Newfoundland! I think I might be able to find the source here..If those are the last two and first digits, then there will be no problem figuring out who banded it. Try googling ring billed gulls

[cayugabirds-l] American Tree Sparrows in song

2013-03-10 Thread Anne Clark
Having read the guides, males in a flock of American Tree Sparrows at the Stevenson Road Compost Facility are singing--- in late winter before the spring migration (All About Birds) . An unfamiliar song for me, but very sweet. The flock was hanging in the low shrubbery at the two-track that

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows mobbing Great Horned Owl on nest

2013-02-19 Thread Anne Clark
:18 PM, Anne Clark anneb.cl...@gmail.com wrote: Right--and come mid-April, some person might just pick up a partly eaten, headless, tagged female crow under her nest and think...it was her first nest--what a short life, only 5 years, her nestlings gone, too! She could have had 6 more

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crows mobbing Great Horned Owl on nest

2013-02-16 Thread Anne Clark
Right--and come mid-April, some person might just pick up a partly eaten, headless, tagged female crow under her nest and think...it was her first nest--what a short life, only 5 years, her nestlings gone, too! She could have had 6 more years at least, or more. Boredom probably doesn't

[cayugabirds-l] Banded-tagged herring gull

2013-02-10 Thread Anne Clark
!330 Sunday 11 Feb 13 Stevenson Road compost piles: Herring gull with a tan tag (at least on rt wing) reading X28 in black letters, an orange left band reading Z3 and a second 2 letter/number combo farther around that I didn't get, and a USGS or silver metal band on the right. Gull had full

Re:[cayugabirds-l] [bluewing-group] bad bird seed revisited

2013-01-03 Thread Anne Clark
Re the milo seed--yes, there was an interesting publication based on a feeder-food preference study set up through the Citizen Science program at CLO to document what seeds were preferred. That was when the clear geographic difference in use of milo was documented. Interesting--some of the

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: seed preferences

2013-01-03 Thread Anne Clark
Answers and links! (I think this went just to me by mistake) Begin forwarded message: From: Anne Marie Johnson annemariejohn...@frontiernet.net Date: January 3, 2013 5:37:11 PM EST To: Anne Clark anneb.cl...@gmail.com Subject: Re: seed preferences The seed preference test Anne referred

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mob of crow (or is it called death of crow?)

2012-06-01 Thread Anne Clark
And the irony is the murders often form when (the crows fear that?) a crow is threatened... They don't go after prey in flocks; they group in response to THEIR predators, immediate or potential. Anne On Jun 1, 2012, at 3:35 PM, Marie P Read wrote: Perhaps there is some logic behind it.