[cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2019-05-15 Thread Carol Keeler
It’s certainly been a year for Orioles. I have at least three males and two females. The surprise today was having two Orchard Orioles show up. One is a female. The male looks like a first summer male in Sibley. They like the oranges and grape jelly so maybe they will stay around. Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Last Bird

2019-05-05 Thread Carol Keeler
Well all my regulars have finally arrived here in Auburn. A male RTH Hummingbird just showed up at the feeder. Yesterday I had a surprise visit of a 10 member flock of Pine Siskins. I have both sexes of RB Grosbeaks. Got pictures of the female Grosbeak and P Finch on both sides of the

[cayugabirds-l] FOS bird

2019-04-30 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak! I love hosting those birds. But, I still haven’t got my Catbird back. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Newbies

2019-03-14 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had my first Red Winged Blackbird. The unexpected bird was a Song Sparrow. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Update - another vote for shelter

2019-02-01 Thread Carol Keeler
851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Linda Orkin > [wingmagi...@gmail.com] > Sent: Friday, February 1, 2019 4:38 PM > To: Carol Keeler > Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Update > > I don’t know how others responded but perhaps the tree provides some sp

[cayugabirds-l] Update

2019-02-01 Thread Carol Keeler
Thanks to all the people who responded to my query. Your ideas sure gave some food for thought. I looked out this afternoon at the Cedar and it was covered in birds! It looked like a birdy Christmas tree. I counted 25 House Finches on the side that I could see. There were many more birds

[cayugabirds-l] Question

2019-02-01 Thread Carol Keeler
I’m wondering why my birds have suddenly found an Alaskan Cedar so interesting. I noticed several birds, Cardinals, Tree Sparrows, Chickadees all sitting at the tips of a birch tree which is close to the Cedar. They’d fly over to the Cedar and go in. More and more of my regular birds came

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Suet question

2018-12-16 Thread Carol Keeler
Good question. I’d never considered that and I do use it. Sent from my iPad > On Dec 16, 2018, at 11:30 AM, Martin Fellows Hatch wrote: > > Hi, > I’ve been wondering if the beef suet I get at the market for my suet feeder > cage has accumulated toxins strong enough to harm birds. > > Marty

[cayugabirds-l] Evening Grosbeaks!

2018-12-04 Thread Carol Keeler
Finally I had a flock of male and female Evening Grosbeaks here in Auburn! Unfortunately, a squirrel came and a Coopers Hawk, at the same time and scared them off. I have no idea how long they had been here. Luckily my camera was nearby and I did get a few pics. I hope they return. Cooper

Re: [cayugabirds-l] White Crowned Sparrow

2018-11-24 Thread Carol Keeler
I’d had mostly the brown crown ones, but yesterday I had a beautiful white crown Sparrow. I hadn’t seen any for weeks and then one shows up. Sent from my iPad > On Nov 23, 2018, at 10:21 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > > We had two on Yellow Barn Rd yesterday, too. Both adults, which is sort

[cayugabirds-l] Tree Sparrow

2018-11-10 Thread Carol Keeler
Had my SOS American Tree Sparrow this morning. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird

2018-11-09 Thread Carol Keeler
I didn’t think my backyard birding could get any better today, but it did. I had this single “grackle” hanging around. Eventually I realized it was too small for a grackle. I thought, Rusty Blackbird? So I looked it up in Sibley and yes, that’s what I have. It’s a new life list and yard

[cayugabirds-l] A Wow Bird

2018-11-09 Thread Carol Keeler
It was a magic morning watching my birds at the feeders. I had a White Crown Sparrow and White Throated Sparrow which I hadn’t seen in quite a while. I went out and through out more Sparrow food and came in to watch again. A large bird the size of a mockingbird landed on the arbor. My

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins

2018-10-27 Thread Carol Keeler
Yes, I have 6 Siskins busily eating the niger seed. I’ve seen at least one a day for the past so days. Sent from my iPad > On Oct 27, 2018, at 4:05 PM, David Ruppert wrote: > > Pine Siskins are visiting our feeders today. > > David Ruppert > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants

2018-10-16 Thread Carol Keeler
Last Friday I had a Red Breasted Nuthatch for one day. It was unbelievably tame and came within a foot of me. It’s only the second time I’ve had one here. I haven’t seen it again, unfortunately. I have four White Crowned Sparrows. One is an adult and the other three are first year Birds.

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants

2018-10-01 Thread Carol Keeler
I’ve had two White Throated Sparrows the last three days. I’ve also had a few Yellow Rump warblers coming for the bayberries. I had so many last year they stripped the bushes clean. Not this year. My only other warblers were a juvenile Yellow Throat which do nest in my yard, and a female

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Question re: Towpath Road

2018-07-26 Thread Carol Keeler
Very good question. I bet lots of people would like to know. Van Dyne Spoor was improved this year, but those rains may change that. Sent from my iPad > On Jul 25, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Stephen Taylor > wrote: > > >> >> I haven’t been down Towpath Road since mid-May. At the time it seemed to

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2018-06-23 Thread Carol Keeler
Looks like it’s staying around. Seems very hungry. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Surprise

2018-06-23 Thread Carol Keeler
Another surprise today. There was a Pine Siskin at my nyger feeder. I’ve never had one this late in the year before. I’ve only gotten a single bird which doesn’t stay for long. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2018-05-28 Thread Carol Keeler
Had a big surprise this morning with a lone Pine Siskin on the nijer feeder. I’ve had them in spring before, but not this late. It didn’t stay long. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] New yard bird

2018-05-10 Thread Carol Keeler
I just had my first ever at home male Indigo Bunting! He was thinking about going to the feeder. I hope he returns, but he’s probably just passing through. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows

2018-04-20 Thread Carol Keeler
I now have 2 Fox Sparrows! They’ve been here for two days now. I had one about five years ago which stayed for minutes. I don’t get great numbers of birds like you do in the Ithaca area. I’m delighted. I also just had a flock of Cedar Waxwings sitting in a tall maple. Now and then they

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2018-04-19 Thread Carol Keeler
Well, the Chipping Sparrows finally made it to Auburn. I had two this morning. I still have American Tree Sparrows and Juncos. For the second time ever I had a Fox Sparrow. I’ve been watching for both birds. I’ve had quite a few Song Sparrows for quite awhile. I also have three male Purple

[cayugabirds-l] Great Egrets

2018-04-13 Thread Carol Keeler
5 At Tschache Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] White pelican

2018-04-13 Thread Carol Keeler
Main pool Montezuma. 11:30 Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Ospreys

2018-04-06 Thread Carol Keeler
Two ospreys on the beams on route 89 over the Clyde river and locks. Old nest was removed and replaced with a metal disk. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] female redwing back

2018-03-19 Thread Carol Keeler
I’ve had both male and female Redwings since the first nor’easter. Sent from my iPad > On Mar 19, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Carol Schmitt wrote: > > We had a female Redwing at our feeders yesterday. Isn't this a bit early, or > are they around already? > Carol S. > -- >

[cayugabirds-l] Storm visitors

2018-03-02 Thread Carol Keeler
I haven’t had a lot of action at my feeders lately, but it picked up today. Lots of grackles, RWBB, with one female. A large flock of snow geese flew over going south. The best sighting so far is three male Purple Finches! I do get them here in Sennett spring through summer but never this

[cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird

2018-02-19 Thread Carol Keeler
Thanks to all of you for IDing my mystery bird. I should have been able to do it myself. I had a big influx of Yellow Rumps here at home eating the bayberries. They were here for days, until they finished all the berries. I guess I went brain dead on it. Thanks for your help. I’ve got a

[cayugabirds-l] Mystery bird

2018-02-19 Thread Carol Keeler
I’ve been editing some pictures I took last fall and have one I can’t identify. It kind of looks like a pipit, but doesn’t match any picture in Sibley. Can anyone please ID for me? www.pbase.com/carol_keeler_photo/image/167028793 Thanks! Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Trip Sunday

2018-01-15 Thread Carol Keeler
Tom Mc Donald in his talk at Montezuma had some suggestions as to why Snowy Owls come to the same areas. Lights at airports seem to attract them. They stop where there is water. In the winter they often hunt waterfowl. Cayuga lake is right near the airport and gives them another source of

[cayugabirds-l] White crown Sparrow

2017-10-16 Thread Carol Keeler
I was surprised to find a White Crown Sparrow under a feeder. Is it early? I had Juncos a few days ago, but they didn’t stay. I’m glad I put out the mixed seed for the Sparrows. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Bonaparte hill

2017-08-04 Thread Carol Keeler
There's one out of breeding plumage with the caspian terns at Eaton Marsh. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird!!!

2017-07-27 Thread Carol Keeler
I've had two pair of hummingbirds that I've seen regularly since they returned in May. I have two feeders out on the deck plus plenty of flowers. Mine like salvia and catmint. I've often wondered if the same ones return here because they are used to my feeders. That goes for my Orioles and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstones Genva

2017-05-31 Thread Carol Keeler
While I know where the park is, I don't know the landmarks you are talking about. Is Castle Creek the creek coming into the lake on the east side? On the map I see a tiny creek about in the middle, too. Sent from my iPad > On May 31, 2017, at 4:22 PM, Norwalk, James

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ominous

2017-05-28 Thread Carol Keeler
Here in Auburn I've had two pair of hummers for several weeks. My friend has them in Skaneateles too. I see them frequently at my feeders. Sent from my iPad > On May 28, 2017, at 11:22 AM, Geo Kloppel wrote: > > I've got a pair coming regularly to my feeders... > >

[cayugabirds-l] Banner Day for Migrants

2017-04-30 Thread Carol Keeler
I had a great day for new arrivals today. Both the Catbird and House Wren showed up. Also an Eastern Towhee showed up for the second time ever at my house. The male Baltimore Oriole comes frequently for the shelled peanuts. Has anyone else ever had them come for peanuts? They usually come

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2017-04-29 Thread Carol Keeler
Today a male Baltimore Oriole showed up on the peanut feeder. I haven't seen one on that before. It's usually the jelly feeder they come for. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeak

2017-04-28 Thread Carol Keeler
Just after I read that Marie had a Grosbeak, a male Grosbeak showed up at my feeder in Auburn. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] New arrival

2017-04-27 Thread Carol Keeler
Here in Auburn my FOY White Crown Sparrow arrived. All but one of my White Throated Sparrows seems to have left last night. The White Crowns arrive here when my serviceberry is in bloom. They began blooming yesterday. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Brooktondale, slightly OOB)

2017-04-24 Thread Carol Keeler
I really like hearing what birds have arrived so I can start watching for them. I figure that in about a week, it might show up in Auburn. Thanks for the notice. Sent from my iPad > On Apr 24, 2017, at 2:25 PM, Melissa Groo wrote: > > Yesterday and today a single, very

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch

2017-04-11 Thread Carol Keeler
The Purple Finches and Chipping Sparrows have made it to Auburn. I got the Sparrow a couple of days ago, and just got a beautiful male Purple Finch. It was interesting to compare Sparrows. I had a Tree and Chipping Sparrow feeding side by side. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread Carol Keeler
I was told yesterday by the Savannah Audubon director that the Mud Lock eagles are rebuilding their nest near the old, blown down nest but farther in the woods. It might be much harder to see. Sent from my iPad > On Mar 26, 2017, at 9:44 AM, Peter wrote: > > Saw

[cayugabirds-l] FOS

2017-03-05 Thread Carol Keeler
I've got a Song Sparrow and a White Throated Sparrow under my feeders. I've been getting Red wings (both sexes) and Grackles too. Migration is certainly underway in Auburn. Not a bird, but I had a first time visitor today in my yard- a mink! A big surprise in a rural subdivision. Sent from

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Eagles and Waterfowl at Oneida Lake

2017-02-22 Thread Carol Keeler
Correction, it was Cherie Sassman who photographed it , not Linda. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: > From: "lightpaint...@gmail.com [oneidabirds]" > > Date: February 22, 2017 at 4:03:39 PM EST > To: > Subject:

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Eagles and Waterfowl at Oneida Lake

2017-02-22 Thread Carol Keeler
It's far from your area but I thought someone might be very interested in the unusual goose Linda photographed and have an answer for her. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: > From: "lightpaint...@gmail.com [oneidabirds]" > > Date: February 22,

[cayugabirds-l] Red Breasted Nuthatch

2016-09-19 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had my first RB Nuthatch at my house near Auburn. I've never had one here in the 17 years I've lived here. My friend down the lake in Skaneateles has them yearly. I had them in Syracuse too. I hope it becomes a regular though it probably was just passing through. Few Hummingbirds

[cayugabirds-l] Red Headed Woodpecker Question

2016-08-05 Thread Carol Keeler
I have an image of this year's Red Headed Woodpecker. It's not great but you can see what you need to for this question. Do they eat eggs of other birds? Are those eggs or fecal sacs? I watched it up in a tree and then it dove into some bushes. It came up on the dead tree with what you

[cayugabirds-l] Leucistic Purple Finch

2016-08-04 Thread Carol Keeler
I just put up an image of a leucistic Purple Finch on my website incase you're interested. He came to my feeders just a few times this spring. He's eating serviceberries. http://www.pbase.com/carol_keeler_photo/image/163810498 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Fort Drum

2016-06-04 Thread Carol Keeler
Thought this might be of interest since Fort Drum is a hot spot for grassland birds. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: > From: "Ginny Alfano ginnyalfan...@gmail.com [oneidabirds]" > > Date: June 4, 2016 at 8:18:23 AM EDT > To: Oneidabirds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] B. Orioles in Trumbull Corners - SUET!

2016-05-10 Thread Carol Keeler
I found it very interesting that the Orioles have been coming to the suet. They've never touched the suet here. They just go to the jelly feeders. They've never touched the oranges I put out either. They must like the sugar high from the jelly. Sent from my iPad > On May 10, 2016, at 1:03

[cayugabirds-l] Observation

2016-05-09 Thread Carol Keeler
I just watched something cool through my kitchen window. A starling was peeling bark off my River Birch. I assume it was for nesting material. I've watched birds gather many nesting materials but never peeling bark. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals

2016-05-05 Thread Carol Keeler
I'm so glad I put out the feeders. The male Hummingbird is back. The Oriole has come to the jelly feeder repeatedly. On top of that, the House Wren just let loose with song. Three new arrivals in one day. I've got 5 White Crown Sparrows, but I think the White Throats and Juncos have left.

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2016-05-05 Thread Carol Keeler
He's here! Finally. My Baltimore Oriole just showed up at the jelly feeder. Now I just need the Hummingbirds to return. I'm putting out their feeder today. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak in Danby

2016-05-03 Thread Carol Keeler
Yes. I had both the first day. A female came back yesterday and sat in the birch tree for a long time, almost like she was sleeping. She never went to the feeders. Could she have been a new migrant who'd just dropped in and needed a rest? Sent from my iPad > On May 3, 2016, at 6:41 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Wh C Sparrow

2016-05-02 Thread Carol Keeler
A White Crown Sparrow has made it to Auburn. I still have White Throats too. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2016-04-29 Thread Carol Keeler
My Catbird is back. It just came to the jelly feeder. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeak

2016-04-29 Thread Carol Keeler
I checked my feeders first thing this morning and there was a RB Grosbeak . They must have moved north quickly. My new bird feeder migrants have kept pace with Ithaca. I also have 5 W TH Sparrows. I didn't get the huge fallout others did. I still have a few Juncos. Yesterday the Purple

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2016-04-17 Thread Carol Keeler
Here in Auburn some new migrants are coming my way, finally. This morning I had a pair of Purple Finches. This is the earliest they've shown up here. They didn't stay long, unfortunately. I also had a Chipping Sparrow show up. They usually nest in my yard. Finally there was a White

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds

2016-04-03 Thread Carol Keeler
I filled my feeders yesterday and broadcast lots of seed today. Wow did I get a lot of takers! I had a huge flock of blackbirds , Red Wings both male and female, Grackles, Cowbirds, and Starlings. I did get my regulars too. There were Cardinals, Blue Jays, Gold and House Finches, Titmice,

[cayugabirds-l] Chickadee

2016-01-23 Thread Carol Keeler
Chickadee was singing its spring phoebe song this morning. I've been watching for an unusual bird at my feeders. I finally have a good number of American Tree Sparrows. Among them was a Song Sparrow! No Siskins here, yet. Lots of crows around the house lately. I don't usually get large

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Western Grebe in Oswego

2015-12-16 Thread Carol Keeler
Update on Western Grebe location. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: > From: "Gregg D gggd...@gmail.com [oneidabirds]" > > Date: December 16, 2015 at 3:21:28 PM EST > To: oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com > Subject: [OneidaBirds] Western Grebe in Oswego

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Western Grebe - Oswego

2015-12-16 Thread Carol Keeler
For those who might want to check it out. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: > From: "tigge...@aol.com [oneidabirds]" > Date: December 16, 2015 at 12:29:56 PM EST > To: oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com > Subject: [OneidaBirds] Western Grebe - Oswego >

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbird

2015-11-24 Thread Carol Keeler
Among my many (ugh) English Sparrows this morning was a single female Cowbird. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird

2015-08-22 Thread Carol Keeler
One of my female hummingbirds was sampling the grape jelly at the Oriole feeder. She seemed to like it since she ate for several minutes. I haven't seen a hummer eat jelly before. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlins galore - thanks

2015-07-29 Thread Carol Keeler
I sure wish you could export some of those Merlins to me up in Auburn. I have tons of House Sparrows for them to eat. Sent from my iPad On Jul 28, 2015, at 10:54 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: Nestlings may have fledged, but Merlins still have to eat and hunt. Yesterday

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2015-07-09 Thread Carol Keeler
I take it that the Merlin app does not work on an iPad. Am I right? I downloaded it to ID a bird I just got a glimpse of. I had a Goldfinch sized bird that I only saw from the back. It was distinctive because it's outer tail feathers were yellow like a Junco's are white. Any idea as to

[cayugabirds-l] Crows

2015-05-28 Thread Carol Keeler
I read that crow nestlings were returned to their nest. What I'd like to know is, how do the parents respond to this? Do they seem to know you are helping them, since they are such smart birds? Or do they see it as an invasion and attack the person returning the babes. Does it vary depending

[cayugabirds-l] New bird

2015-05-17 Thread Carol Keeler
Well better late than never I guess. I had a Pine Siskin, finally. There may be two of them, but I only saw one.One was on the feeder and I thought I heard another vocalizing not far away. The first time I ever had one in my yard was at this time of year. My White Crown Sparrows, 4, are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Orioles

2015-05-15 Thread Carol Keeler
The Orioles at my house won't eat oranges. What they eat is grape jelly. I also get Catbirds, House Finches, and House Sparrows eating the jelly. One year a Robin used to come. A Goldfinch tried it this year but found it not to his liking. Sent from my iPad On May 15, 2015, at 12:02 PM,

[cayugabirds-l] Morning Yard Birds

2015-05-08 Thread Carol Keeler
I went back to the creek to see if any of my regular residents had returned. I heard the Warbling Vireo and Yellow Warbler who has right now come close enough to the house to hear him singing. I could also hear the Catbird. Returning to the house I spotted an Eastern Kingbird in the birch

[cayugabirds-l] Finches

2015-05-07 Thread Carol Keeler
I just watched a House Finch displaying for a lady. They were both on the edge of the birdbath. He was talking away. He'd bow and flutter his wings, raise his tail up high. She didn't act too impressed and slipped off the birdbath. Another male came along and they went at it fluttering

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2015-05-07 Thread Carol Keeler
I'm a couple of miles from Skaneateles Lake. I just watched an Osprey snap a couple of branches off the top of a tree across the road on rt. 20, then fly toward toward the lake. It's a new yard bird for me. Now I've got to see where it might be building a nest. awesome! Sent from my iPad

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2015-05-06 Thread Carol Keeler
Both the Gray Catbird and Hummingbird showed up today. The Catbird sneaked onto the jelly feeder while I was filling the seed feeders. The Hummingbird closely examined the oranges I have out for the Oriole, but stopped at his feeder later on. The Oriole has been to the jelly feeder three

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole

2015-05-05 Thread Carol Keeler
It must be a day for B. Orioles. Mine finally showed himself at the jelly feeder. I'd heard him out back yesterday. Now I need to watch for the Mrs. I had two pair last year. Also, I now have 3 White Crown Sparrows. I think the White Throats have moved on. I still have two Juncos. I had

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals

2015-05-03 Thread Carol Keeler
I had my FOS White Crown Sparrow, female RB Grosbeak, and House Wren today. The White Crowns usually arrive when the Serviceberry blooms. They're not quite open yet, but close. Now I need the Orioles , Catbirds, and Yellow Warblers to show up. Carol Keeler Auburn Sent from my iPad

[cayugabirds-l] White Throated Sparrows

2015-05-01 Thread Carol Keeler
While south of Auburn, the Ithaca is getting fall outs of warblers and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks, I have a fallout of White Throated Sparrows. I've had one for many days, but this morning I have at least 10 under the feeders and trolling the gardens. Some have the bright white markings and

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2015-04-30 Thread Carol Keeler
I just had two beautiful male Purple Finches show up at my feeders. It's the first time I've had two. I'm now waiting for the Orioles and RB Grosbeaks! Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] White Throated Sparrow

2015-04-18 Thread Carol Keeler
I had a beautiful adult White Throated Sparrow under my feeders this morning. I didn't have an immatures this winter, like I do some years. Such a beautiful bird. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks

2015-04-13 Thread Carol Keeler
Does weather effect the Woodcock's sky dance? Do they stay down when it's windy like today? Or do hormones dictate their behavior and weather has no effect. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2015-04-02 Thread Carol Keeler
Dave's Osprey post reminded me that yesterday I saw my FOS Osprey sitting on a nest on rt. 20 near the Montezuma entrance. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Around the lake

2015-04-01 Thread Carol Keeler
I began quite early at Montezuma. I saw Red Wings, C Geese, an immature Bald Eagle, a couple of Great Blue Herons, and a few muskrats. I spotted a few very distant swans. From there I went to Union Springs. Just a few ducks on Mill Pond- Buffleheads and Redheads. I did not find the

[cayugabirds-l] Snowgeese

2015-03-27 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a large flock of Snowgeese fly over-going south. I don't regularly get Snowgeese here between Skaneateles and Auburn. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Bluebird in the Backyard

2015-03-25 Thread Carol Keeler
Yes, I've tried the fishing line strategy. It didn't deter the House Sparrows one bit. I try to keep taking out the House Sparrow nests, but that doesn't slow them down much. If anyone has a solution to the House Sparrow vs. Bluebird nest box problem, I'd like to hear about it, too. Sent

[cayugabirds-l] FOS birds

2015-03-22 Thread Carol Keeler
Since other people have mentioned getting Song Sparrows, I've been on the watch for one at my feeders. Tonight, one showed up. FOS for me. Yesterday I had another FOS- a Turkey Vulture on rt 41A. Yesterday was serendipitous for me. I was backing into the garage and glanced up and there was

[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds

2015-03-19 Thread Carol Keeler
Had another even larger flock of blackbirds. There were mostly Grackles but I found four Red-Wing Blackbirds mixed in. FOS for me. I also heard a Robin singing. Spring must be coming! Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Grackles

2015-03-14 Thread Carol Keeler
Had a large flock of Grackles fly over this morning. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Grackle

2015-03-12 Thread Carol Keeler
Just got a migrant- a Grackle! Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BBC News: The girl who gets gifts from birds

2015-02-26 Thread Carol Keeler
What a wonderful article! I wonder if our Cornell crow experts have heard of such behavior around here. It just shows how smart crows really are. Sent from my iPad On Feb 26, 2015, at 8:45 AM, Stephanie Greenwood stpegreenw...@gmail.com wrote: I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Ladoga Point

2015-02-21 Thread Carol Keeler
I think others might like to know that, too. I would. Sent from my iPad On Feb 21, 2015, at 11:32 AM, Carl Steckler c...@cornell.edu wrote: At the risk of showing my ignorance, just where is viewing allowed at Ladoga Point? It looks like the entire site consists of private homes. Just

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birding at Ladoga (near but not at Ladoga Point)

2015-02-21 Thread Carol Keeler
Thanks so much for the great directions. I have been to Myers, but not Ladoga. Now I can find it. Thanks! Sent from my iPad On Feb 21, 2015, at 3:24 PM, Dave Nutter nutter.d...@me.com wrote: Birding at Ladoga: From NYS-13 at Stewart Park go north on East Shore Drive (NYS-34) 5.6miles

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll

2015-01-26 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a Redpoll at my feeders here outside of Auburn. First one this year. Carol Keeler Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eaton Marsh

2014-11-13 Thread Carol Keeler
I agree with Judy. It's nice to know of the contributions of Professor Eaton and it gives meaning to the name change. Sent from my iPad On Nov 13, 2014, at 7:04 AM, Judith Thurber jathur...@yahoo.com wrote: Thank you so much for writing this for those of us who did not know of this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] American Avocet

2014-11-08 Thread Carol Keeler
So what about the American Avocet you have in your subject. Is it at Montezuma too? Sent from my iPad On Nov 8, 2014, at 10:14 AM, Ann Mitchell annmitchel...@gmail.com wrote: Just talked with Mark Miller. Shorebird Flats is now Eaton Bird Flats. He also just saw a Glossy Ibis there. Ann

[cayugabirds-l] Ibis

2014-10-31 Thread Carol Keeler
One ibis is still at the Eaton Marsh on the wildlife drive Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES:

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Sandpiper

2014-10-29 Thread Carol Keeler
Although it sounds as if it has departed, if anyone goes to Myers and relocates the Purple Sandpiper, would they please post it. This is the first free day I've had to come down to see it. Thanks! Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2014-10-12 Thread Carol Keeler
Yesterday as I worked in my yard I spotted a south bound TV. As I watched it turned into a river of as many 30 TVs migrating past. I had guests who were spellbound by all the birds. It's the first time I've spotted a large group migrating through. I had a very unusual new yard bird the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Monarch caterpillar relocated to Salt Point

2014-08-30 Thread Carol Keeler
So very good to hear! A friend of mine raised three Monarch caterpillars that she found in her garden. She just released them as beautiful adults. I see one or two Monarchs daily in my yard. I haven't found any caterpillar yet. I do plant native plants to try and help. I have lots of

[cayugabirds-l] orioles

2014-08-30 Thread Carol Keeler
I just put out the jelly feeder and there were 3 beautiful male Orioles at the feeder! I've had 2 Orioles regularly, but never three. They had a conflict with the House Sparrows, as usual. One Oriole ended up hanging upside down on the perch. I think each Oriole got to eat. The problem with

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Yellow-breasted chat

2014-08-23 Thread Carol Keeler
Just got this. Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: Dennis Anderson windows...@yahoo.com [oneidabirds] oneidabirds-nore...@yahoogroups.com Date: August 23, 2014 at 10:34:10 AM EDT To: oneida birds oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com Subject: [OneidaBirds] Yellow-breasted chat

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