[cayugabirds-l] Pale chickadee

2019-01-25 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
Hello All, I've been seeing what can best be described as a pale Black-capped Chickadee at my feeders this winter. The cap is pale brownish grey. It looks like a Black-capped Chickadee in every other way. It is very shy, so I've had no luck getting a photo. Could this be a Boreal Chickadee?

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted grosbeak/indigo bunting behavior

2018-05-16 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
I live in Caroline. A friend was helping me with some gardening a few days ago and she observed what appeared to be an altercation between a rose-breasted grosbeak and an indigo bunting near some lilacs. Then, we found what looks to be a dead female indigo bunting on the ground. Any ideas

[cayugabirds-l] Tree swallow

2017-06-16 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
Has anyone else noticed a lack of tree swallows? I usually have them lined up on my power line and nesting in boxes in the yard, but this year I've seen just one or 2 at a time. Any explanation? Thanks, Michele Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Logging and nesting season--off topic

2017-05-08 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
I realize the following query is off topic for this list, but I'm hoping to tap into the collective wisdom. I own some forested property in NH and have been working with a certified forester to develop a stewardship plan with long term goals of promoting wildlife, recreational trails etc. They

[cayugabirds-l] Fields

2016-03-15 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
The mowing information/resource is very interesting. It seems to be directed to people with 15 acres or more. I have a 5 acre field that used to be in hay, but which is slowly going to scrub (right now it's mainly goldenrod) because we stopped having it cut. Could someone direct me to

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Rose Breasted Grosbeak

2014-04-30 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
I had one at my feeder on Speed Hill in Caroline this week-end. Am I in the Cayuga Lake Basin? I'm up the hill from Route 79 in Slaterville. From: bounce-114962964-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-114962964-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dave Nutter Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher in Caroline

2013-04-21 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
A beautiful Brown Thrasher is giving us a morning concert outside our window at the top of Buffalo Hill in Caroline. Michele Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Hawks--McGraw Hall

2013-02-15 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
Today as I sat in the staff lounge in Olin Library, it looked as though 2 Red-tailed Hawks were spending a lot of time separately and together at the tower on McGraw Hall. Could they be working on a nest? Has anyone else noticed this activity? I didn't have my binoculars with me. Michele Brown

[cayugabirds-l] Red-tail nest

2012-02-14 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
Does anyone know if the university has plans to remove the nest in the light on the athletic field? As my bus proceeded down Tower Rd. this morning I noticed one of those small cranes nearby and a worker looking up at the nest (could be a coincidence). Would it be legal to remove the nest?

[cayugabirds-l] Night-time squawking

2011-12-19 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
For the past few months we have occasionally heard what I think can best be described as insistent squawking by our back door during the evening. I think it sounds like a bird. It seems to be coming from a large lilac bush near our back door. Since it's always dark when it happens I haven't

[cayugabirds-l] Squawking (OT)

2011-12-19 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
A couple of people have suggested this might be a squirrel. Grey squirrels make a sound that seems to be close, but then I checked the sound flying squirrel sounds and they seem really close (based on memory). I wonder if there are 2 living in one of our bluebird houses. I thought they were

[cayugabirds-l] LOC Hawk

2011-01-26 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
The Cooper's hawk trapped in the reading room of the Library of Congress has finally been rescued: http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2011/01/breaking-news-hawk-rescued-from-main-reading-room/ Michele Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Auburn and crow hunting

2010-12-16 Thread Michele Emerick Brown
to feed their families, which I doubt And again, corrections welcome. --Dave Nutter On Dec 16, 2010, at 10:40 AM, Michele Emerick Brown m...@cornelledu wrote: Sadly-(and I hope to be corrected)-but I think Auburn's solution was to institute a crow hunting season. http://www.tonews.com/post/3339713