Re: [cayugabirds-l] How birds "see" Earth's Magnetic Field

2021-07-30 Thread Peter Saracino
FRITZ I just finished Scott Weidensaul's latest book on Migration (A World On The Wing - Copyright 2021) and he relates the same messageblue light actually reacting at a quantum level in the birds eyes.a cool example of "entanglement". Check it out for yourself. Pete Sar On Fri, Jul 30,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] How birds "see" Earth's Magnetic Field

2021-07-30 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
 Since this article is 3 yrs. old, one wonders what progress has occurred since then. Fritzie On 7/29/2021 10:36 AM, Peter Saracino wrote: > Yet another reason to respect, admire, cherish and even reverence our > avian- fellow travelers. > Sar > >

[cayugabirds-l] How birds "see" Earth's Magnetic Field

2021-07-29 Thread Peter Saracino
Yet another reason to respect, admire, cherish and even reverence our avian- fellow travelers. Sar https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/04/we-finally-know-how-birds-can-see-earths-magnetic-field/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Evening birds

2021-06-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yesterday evening was graced by the songs of 3 Wood Thrush, 3 Carolina Wrens (1-2 babies), a Brown Thrasher, a Scarlet Tanager, x Baltimore Orioles, 2 Robins, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, at least 2 Catbirds, along with a glorious scarlet-sun sunset! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone --

[cayugabirds-l] Evening birds

2021-06-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Birds before dusk last night included 5 Cedar Waxwings eating cherries, 2 Wood Thrush singing, 3 cowbirds, a Gray Catbird, 2 Cardinals, 2 B Orioles, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Belted Kingfisher, & 2 Ospreys. Ospreys flew east from the lake; one was carrying a skinny fish; this O was still

[cayugabirds-l] Backyard birds

2021-05-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Eastern Wood Peewee, FOY Red-eyed Vireo, FOY Brown Thrasher All singing. Only Thrasher was seen. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2021-05-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY in my yard this morning- Magnolia Warbler, foraging in pear tree blossoms; Then, later, as I was searching on high for the singing foy-yard Scarlet Tanager, a foy-yard Black-billed Cuckoo ‘coo-coo-ed’ from opposite end of yard! It flew before I got on it; then I saw it zoom past again over

[cayugabirds-l] Woods birds

2021-05-11 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Heard and saw both a black and white warbler and “my” wood thrush in my woods this morning. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Evening birds

2021-05-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I was so lucky to see 2 beautiful Indigo Buntings nestled in thick Redbud blossoms in my front yard! What a color combo! Then half an hour later, I saw 3 Orioles in the pretty, large, pinky-white Japonica bush blossoms - 1 adult male Orchard & 1 - 1st-year male Orchard, & a female Baltimore!

[cayugabirds-l] FOY birds

2021-04-29 Thread Leigh Stivers
Thursday morning FOY birds : catbird, house wren, and blue-winged warbler! Very birdy before the rain! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] feeder birds

2021-04-06 Thread Colleen Richards
We have multiple feeders outside our kitchen windows, including a 1' x 2' windowsill extension platform. In the past hour, chickadees, junco, cardinals, song and fox sparrows, blue jay, mourning doves, white-breasted nuthatch, and a male red-winged blackbird have all sat just outside my window

[cayugabirds-l] Lake birds/Lansing

2021-04-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
For a weekend, It’s calm and quiet on the lake as I eat my lunch on my boat house deck. 8 Common Loons have been ranged out around in front of me all the way over to the west shore. 2 more to the north, probably more. I got to see one pattering on the water to take off and fly north -something

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Female birds that sing

2021-03-12 Thread Mona Bearor
Thank you, I’ll pass your comments on to the local birders here in VA. Mona From: Jay McGowan [mailto:jw...@cornell.edu] Sent: Friday, March 12, 2021 10:23 AM To: Mona Bearor Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Female birds that sing Hi Mona, Being conservative about

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Female birds that sing

2021-03-12 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi Mona, Being conservative about that assumption is probably wise. It is worth noting that in eBird, the breeding code "S" has been changed to "Singing bird" to reflect our changing understanding of this behavior. If you're not seeing that, you may need to update your app. Cheers, Jay On Fri,

[cayugabirds-l] Female birds that sing

2021-03-12 Thread Mona Bearor
I am wondering if there is a definitive list of North American bird species that have singing females. If I can identify a singing bird by the song but don't see it I tend to think it is a male and in the past have reported it as such to eBird, with the exception of Northern Cardinal, I know the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] No Birds

2021-02-23 Thread Paul Schmitt
I agree with Marie and add that sometimes they find something better- less wind exposure or richer food.My hummingbirds disappear for about 8 to 10 days each summer and I figure there is a temporary food source they prefer. The squirrels disappeared from the feeders here for about 5 days, and

Re: [cayugabirds-l] No Birds

2021-02-23 Thread Marie P. Read
My bet would be the weather. Yesterday was cold and windy...birds are more hungry in those circumstances. Today it's much milder. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com AUTHOR of: Mastering

Re: [cayugabirds-l] No Birds

2021-02-23 Thread Todd Beeton
After a couple of weeks of nonstop action out at my feeders (I'm in Geneva) it's been more than a week without a single bird. The high activity of mostly sparrows, chickadees and a couple woodpeckers and nuthatches at my feeders corresponded with flocks of robins and starlings that took over my

[cayugabirds-l] No Birds

2021-02-23 Thread Carl Steckler
Yesterday there were dozens of birds at my feeders. So many that I had to refill the seed cake feeders. Today I have not seen any birds at all. Very strange , any one have any ideas? Carl -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder

2021-02-22 Thread Brad Walker
; > > -Original Message- > From: bounce-125406737-3494...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-125406737-3494...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Patrizia Sione > Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:30 AM > To: CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder

2021-02-22 Thread Donna Lee Scott
ruary 22, 2021 9:30 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L mailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder Hello all, In the course of the past 10 days, we have discovered a dead bird under a feeder in three separate occasions, the latest this m

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder

2021-02-22 Thread Wesley M. Hochachka
congregating (maybe in larger numbers) at some other bird feeder in the area. Wesley Hochachka -Original Message- From: bounce-125406737-3494...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Patrizia Sione Sent: Monday, February 22, 2021 9:30 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder

2021-02-22 Thread Michael Ludgate
There have some been problems with pesticides in birdfeed in the past https://www.audubon.org/news/pesticides-bird-seed-scotts-miracle-gro-fined-125-million Cheers, -Mike :-) *Michael Ludgate* canaaninstitute.org 607.227.0090 (c) Quarantine photos; mostly from

[cayugabirds-l] Dead birds under the thistle feeder

2021-02-22 Thread Patrizia Sione
Hello all, In the course of the past 10 days, we have discovered a dead bird under a feeder in three separate occasions, the latest this morning. No apparent injury. The thistle is fresh (it goes pretty quickly) and we keep the feeders clean and sanitized. We called the Cornell hospital but

[cayugabirds-l] Field Birds

2021-02-08 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
With the sunny weather I decided to take the afternoon off and drive around north of Lansing looking for field birds. With the high snow depth they were pretty easy to encounter, foraging by roadsides and flushing on approach. Those wanting to look for them, just drive slowly along any of the

[cayugabirds-l] lakeshore birds

2021-02-04 Thread Linda Post Van Buskirk
>From Rt 90, just north of Aurora A good flock of mostly redheads; I was very pleased to see quite a few canvasbacks, some scaup, and some little ones that were obscured by the trees. An adult eagle few over. Several minutes later, my collie alerted me to two immature eagles perched on the

[cayugabirds-l] Winter Birds and Winter Birding

2020-12-29 Thread Mike Powers
Hi everyone, I set out with a couple of friends to look for some of the rarities that have been recently reported. In spite of this being 2020, coupled with the brutal combination of freezing temps and steady breeze, we happily found all of our target birds for the day. On our way out of Watkins

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma birds this morning

2020-12-02 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Hello all, It was a very cold and blustery morning, but had good birding. Here are a few notes about my trip: -I did not see any cranes at the Sandhill Crane Unit on Van Dyne Spoor Rd. Many ducks out in the distance! Hard to see with the snow. White-crowned sparrows were making some noise on

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2020-10-31 Thread Carol Keeler
I got a rarity to my yard this morning- a fox sparrow! I’m still getting one White Throat. I have been getting a few Pine Siskins. No Evening Grosbeaks yet. I’m lucky to get any birds here with the roofers here many days. They finished yesterday so maybe those Grosbeaks will finally show

[cayugabirds-l] Neat birds at Stewart Park

2020-08-22 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, After a fun and productive morning birding out at Lindsay-Parson's Nature Preserve (Coleman Lake has some of the best shorebird habitat in the county right now), I stopped by Stewart Park around noon. Lots of people and hot, but some fun birds, too. The Blue-winged Teal reported a couple

[cayugabirds-l] Florida birds in NY

2020-08-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Hi Cayuga birders- Wow, in a day & a 1/2 we have 3 different sp. of birds around here in NY that I last saw in South Florida in early March 2020 - Imm. Little Blue Heron, Black Vulture (they were trying to eat the black rubber off all the cars in the parking lot at the Everglades!), &

[cayugabirds-l] Morning birds/bear

2020-06-21 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Scarlet tanager singing unseen in a tree. Rose breasted grosbeak, lots of B Orioles, (3 nests that I know of) here. for the first time I remember, a juvenile gray-headed Red bellied woodpecker coming with parent to suet. Young one has learn to eat on the suet cage by itself. Cat birds &

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
ers on its head at once. This is particularly true of Blue >> Jays, m ... >> www.allaboutbirds.org >> >> >> -- >> *From:* bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu < >> bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu> on beh

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread anneb . clark
gt; >> >> From: bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu >> on behalf of Peter Saracino >> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58 PM >> To: Linda Clark Benedict >> Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L >> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question >> >>

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Peter Saracino
--- > *From:* bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu < > bounce-124627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Peter Saracino < > petersarac...@gmail.com> > *Sent:* Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58 PM > *To:* Linda Clark Benedict > *Cc:* CAYUGABIRDS-L >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-13 Thread Tim Gallagher
627147-10557...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Peter Saracino Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:58 PM To: Linda Clark Benedict Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question Thanks for the info. Must be so m.j e as re molting non-essential feathers? On Tue, May 12, 2020, 2:37 PM

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-12 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for the info. Must be so m.j e as re molting non-essential feathers? On Tue, May 12, 2020, 2:37 PM Linda Clark Benedict wrote: > We had a bald rose-breasted grosbeak at our feeder. > > On Mon, May 11, 2020, 3:35 PM Peter Saracino > wrote: > >> Hi folks. >> Recently I have seen one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-12 Thread Linda Clark Benedict
We had a bald rose-breasted grosbeak at our feeder. On Mon, May 11, 2020, 3:35 PM Peter Saracino wrote: > Hi folks. > Recently I have seen one "bald" redwing on a tray feeder and another that > was nearly bald. Now I see what appears to be an adult Oriole "losing" some > of the black on its

[cayugabirds-l] molting birds question

2020-05-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Hi folks. Recently I have seen one "bald" redwing on a tray feeder and another that was nearly bald. Now I see what appears to be an adult Oriole "losing" some of the black on its head. Is it normal for these birds to molt some of their non-flight feathers at this time of year? Thanks for the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Dawn birds

2020-05-03 Thread anneb . clark
FOY oriole just arrived also and a catbird was quietly exploring scrubby places outside my window earlier! The mounting house wren tensions are audible. I think another 2 males might be on site. Look like bees chasing. Sent from my iPhone > On May 3, 2020, at 7:26 AM, Donna Lee Scott wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Dawn birds

2020-05-03 Thread Donna Lee Scott
FOY baltimore orioles & catbird singing! Oriole sitting in sun atop a tall tree. What a gorgeous spring sight! Brown thrasher singing across road. Kingfisher chattering by. Lake getting to minor flood stage. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] FOY birds in Newfield

2020-05-01 Thread Laura J. Heisey
This morning I have my FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak, House Wren and Blue-headed Vireo in the yard and woods-edges. Hummingbird feeder and oranges are out but not visited yet. Laura Newfield -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Maine birds for masks

2020-04-19 Thread Laurie Roe
https://www.etsy.com/listing/757836384/eastern-bluebirdcloudberry-birds-and?ref=shop_home_active_6=1 -In case anyone is sewing masks or knows someone who will make them one..scroll down the site to see all the choices. Enjoy! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] FOY birds

2020-04-08 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi all, Today on our property on Hunt Hill Rd. we had our first of year (FOY) chipping and fox sparrows as well as northern flicker. Plus, there has been a pair of hooded mergansers on our pond all day. We think the female has chosen the owl/duck box that is hanging over our driveway as her

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow birds

2020-02-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
The yellow birds are back. Seems early for goldfinches to moult. Best, Bard Bard Prentiss (607)882-0504 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Black Birds

2020-02-26 Thread Carl Steckler
They are back. I had a huge flock of Redwings, Grackles and Starlings descend on my feeders this afternoon. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weird birds

2020-01-05 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Some of these lists have been from California :) This has been going on for quite some time and I keep thinking we have rarities to chase, but no such luck. Gary On Jan 4, 2020, at 10:06 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:  When I first saw one of these lists I thought someone was playing games, and I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weird birds

2020-01-04 Thread Dave Nutter
When I first saw one of these lists I thought someone was playing games, and I got annoyed. But after seeing several lists from different observers listing birds from various parts of the world but nominally all observed in Stewart Park, it is clear to me that all these lists are mislabeled due

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Weird birds

2020-01-04 Thread Candace E. Cornell
sBird lists the New Zealand bird reports as originating from Stewart Park! There were also erroneous Osprey sightings a few weeks ago. Candace On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 1:50 PM Carol Keeler wrote: > > Why are we getting these weird e bird reports from Tompkins county that > have birds that aren’t

[cayugabirds-l] Weird birds

2020-01-04 Thread Carol Keeler
Why are we getting these weird e bird reports from Tompkins county that have birds that aren’t found here? It makes a mockery of e bird reports. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-27 Thread Deb Grantham
To: Stanley Scharf ; Regi Teasley Cc: darlingtonbets ; Maryfaith Miller ; anneb.cl...@gmail.com; bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!) Looking up a picture of American pokeweed, I am surprised to see on Wikipedia it is the same

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-27 Thread Deb Grantham
: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!) The most notable act occurred in Burlington, New Jersey, at the 1738 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Quakers. Dressed as a soldier, he concluded a diatribe against slavery, quoting the Bible saying that all men should be equal under God, by plunging

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-27 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
cornell.edu [bounce-124056725-84019...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Stanley Scharf [stanley.sch...@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:09 AM To: Regi Teasley Cc: darlingtonbets; Maryfaith Miller; anneb.cl...@gmail.com; bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabird

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-27 Thread Stanley Scharf
at it or handle it without gloves. >> Betsy >> >> >> >> >> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone >> >> ---- Original message ---- >> From: Maryfaith Miller >> Date: 10/26/19 12:08 PM (GMT-05:00) >> To: anneb.cl...@gm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Regi Teasley
b.cl...@gmail.com > Cc: Regi Teasley , bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com, > CAYUGABIRDS-L > Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!) > > I have used pokeweed berries in my forest kindergarten class to dye wool an > intensely beautiful shade of purple. 5-6-7 year olds, harves

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
Agreed! I have some pokeweed growing behind the shed, no intention of removing (or tasting) it. I went to wiki initially to see if the toxins were intoxicating Anne’s robins but there’s no obvious support for that from this plant. I have seen robins et al get ripped on late season “raisins”

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread darlingtonbets
groups.com, CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!) I have used pokeweed berries in my forest kindergarten class to dye wool an intensely beautiful shade of purple. 5-6-7 year olds, harvested, crushed, boiled over a campfire and stirred the pot full of wool roving an

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Maryfaith Miller
I have used pokeweed berries in my forest kindergarten class to dye wool an intensely beautiful shade of purple. 5-6-7 year olds, harvested, crushed, boiled over a campfire and stirred the pot full of wool roving and pokeweed berries. My students love knowing which plants are deadly poisonous. I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread anneb . clark
And I am living proof that eating young pokeweed is not deadly. We didn’t use 3 waters either, although drained it. But I am NOT suggesting everyone try it. Young spinach causes less panic. Or try lambs quarters. Anne Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 26, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Regi Teasley wrote: >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread anneb . clark
Yup everyone, I am fully aware of the toxicity of pokeweed and allow a nice big plant to grow up where I can see it fruit every year without any problems. There are many berries toxic to humans out there. And toxic plants. But they feed birds and other wildlife. Pokeweed berries are especially

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Regi Teasley
I understand Pokeweed is poisonous to humans. Your thoughts on keeping these plants? Regi What good is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it in? Henry David Thoreau > On Oct 26, 2019, at 9:01 AM, anneb.cl...@gmail.com wrote: > >  > This morning I have a large number of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
For the record, don’t try this at home! Poke berries are very toxic to humans and many other mammals though some foxes, mice,etc are resistant, as are many songbirds that distribute the seeds after ingestion. Make sure your kids do NOT ingest these. Poke leaves are made edible only after three

[cayugabirds-l] Angry birds (Am robins!)

2019-10-26 Thread anneb . clark
This morning I have a large number of robins all age/sexes foraging on my productive pokeweed berries and scratching leaves AND chasing each other hard and long. More athletic long chases than I am used to associating with robins. They are not just chasing around the berries although I

[cayugabirds-l] Forest birds in Shindagin Hollow

2019-07-06 Thread Jody Enck
Hi All, The birds are almost as thick as the gnats in Shindaggin Hollow State Forest. I was there Thursday morning and again today. I observed about 30 species total over the two days, including a substantial number of recently fledged birds. Got to see my two target species -- Mourning Warbler

[cayugabirds-l] New birds

2019-05-03 Thread Laura Stenzler
New birds on our property today: common yellowthroat, ovenbird, yellow warbler and black-throated green warbler. Hunt Hill Rd, Dryden. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Returning birds

2019-05-02 Thread Ken Haas
Yesterday, here at my Alder Pond home outside Mecklenberg, I had FOY Baltimore Oriole, and this morning I saw FOY Yellow Warbler, FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak and FOY Ovenbird. Four Wood Thrushes were singing in the woods. They just returned a couple of days ago. It’s like the song says, “Spring

[cayugabirds-l] FOY birds

2019-04-30 Thread Leigh Stivers
Had my FOY Wood Thrush this morning (at least 2 individuals) and FOY Oven Bird! Nice birdy morning! Leigh -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] New birds for my new yard list

2019-04-23 Thread Annette Nadeau
Since this is my first spring in Trumansburg since I left Brooktondale, I'm starting a new yard list. Just had a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK "making lazy circles in the sky" as it headed NW. As I watchef the hawk, my FOY HOUSE WREN started singing. It's like beginning birding all over again, though I

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2018-11-13 Thread Regi Teasley
Why isn’t there much wild food? Thanks, Regi Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones > On Nov 13, 2018, at 2:34 PM, Bard Prentiss wrote: > > Two Fridays ago Matt Young > stoped by for a visit. In the course of our chatting he mentioned that unlike > last year

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2018-11-13 Thread Bard Prentiss
Two Fridays ago Matt Young stoped by for a visit. In the course of our chatting he mentioned that unlike last year this’ll be a good year for feeder birds since there isn’t much wild food. WOW was he right. In the last few days my feeders in Dryden village have been visited by countless

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Missing birds

2018-06-19 Thread Geo Kloppel
Hi Cathy, Hmmm... I see a lot of barn swallows around number 400 Gunderman right now, so it seems that what you’re experiencing is not a neighborhood-wide phenomenon. Also see some House Sparrows up here, and the ubiquitous Starlings. Competitors for nest boxes. -Geo > On Jun 19, 2018, at

[cayugabirds-l] Missing birds

2018-06-19 Thread Cathy Darrow
Prompted by the Swallow related posts a few days ago, I want to add the complete lack of tree swallows and barn swallows at our house. This is in Danby, Gunderman and Jersey Hill Road where there is lots of open fields that hay is the crop. There is no spraying just spreading of lime and

[cayugabirds-l] Squirrels, birds and a previous thread

2018-06-08 Thread AB Clark
Sat and watched a white pine and its neighboring small maple, as the sun disappeared. At least three little phantom shapes were working the trees, especially the pine. One or more was/were red squirrels and I think one was a chipmunk but maybe all were red squirrels (young? to be so close

[cayugabirds-l] Morning birds

2018-05-04 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbirds, male B Oriole, & Chipping & White Throated Sparrows, as well as a bunch of female RW Blackbirds in yard w usual males & Brown headed Cowbirds. Saw female Rose Breasted Grosbeak yesterday afternoon. Also C. Loons & DC Cormorants on lake. Donna Scott Lansing Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2018-04-20 Thread Geo Kloppel
West Danby enjoyed a bright sunrise. There was hardly a cloud in the sky for a short period this morning. I had Fox Sparrows singing from all directions, a couple of Hermit Thrushes drinking or bathing or foraging at the pond outlet, Wood Ducks on the pond, a Brown Thrasher rummaging under the

[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] Montezuma birds today

2018-04-10 Thread psaracin
 Some cool birds observed today (4/10/18) during part one of weekly survey of the Montezuma Refuge:1 Common Moorehen on Main Pool4 Great Egrets at Tschache Pool1 Greater Yellowlegs at Seneca FlatsHundreds of tree swallows perched on marsh vegetation at May's Point Pool.Migration IS

[cayugabirds-l] snow birds

2018-04-06 Thread Asher Hockett
Lots of activity here in South Danby this morning: scads of GOFI, quite a few Pine Siskins, juncos, various woodpeckers including our regular female Pileated, a few Robins calling, Mourning Doves, and Bluejays, one imitating a Red-shouldered Hawk. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] feeder birds

2018-03-22 Thread Asher Hockett
Continuing at our feeders are a small flock of Purple Finches, both sexes, consuming black oil sunflower seeds, and a half dozen Pine Siskins on the niger socks. This in addition to the goldfinches and juncos and doves in profusion along with a few chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice.

[cayugabirds-l] feeder birds

2017-12-15 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi all, I have a mature white throated sparrow , perhaps 2 or 3 almost constantly at my feeder . Last year an immature one spent the winter with me. Also unusual for me I have several immature common grackles eating me out of house and home. Bard j Bard V. Prentiss 27 East Main Street

[cayugabirds-l] Small birds

2017-11-16 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Little Birds Sale ! Proceeds donated to Cornell Lab of Ornithology At Lifelong Crafts Gala, 119 W. Court St., Ithaca In back of old library, just west of Cayuga St. Fri. Nov. 17, 10 - 4 / Sat. Nov. 18, 10 - 12:30 100s of little birds: rare, antique, silver, bone, brass, glass, pewter, ceramic,

[cayugabirds-l] Not birds--Painted lady butterfly obs across Eastern US

2017-09-24 Thread AB Clark
Both Cayuglists are noting the painted lady explosion. And interestingly, if you type "painted lady butterfly" into a search engine right now, you will find that there are “wow—all the painted ladies” reports from Minnesota, Jamestown, and many more places. What kind of synchrony is this?

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma birds

2017-08-26 Thread M Miller
Had a vew birds of interest at the refuge (didn’t go on Knox-Marsellus hike). Had a Wilson's phalarope along with pectoral, semi-palmated, & least sandpipers (and a couple unidentified as of yet). Also had both yellowlegs & Semipalmated plovers, all at Benning Marsh. Esker Brook trail was very

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds - nothing exceptional here!

2017-07-29 Thread Alicia
Today on the Ravine Trail in the National Forest there were three separate groups of Ovenbirds moving together & making continual chip calls: two groups of three birds and one of four. They were surprisingly bold and would land quite near (w/i 6') of my dog and me, still making chip notes.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds

2017-07-29 Thread Donna Lee Scott
My afternoon walk in my second and third growth woods didn't yield the bounty of birds of Geo's woodlands, but I heard a PEEWEE, a CARDINAL & a SCARLET TANAGER. Also saw a female DOWNY WOODPECKER softly pecking a tree, as well as a freshly discarded pure white egg shell. My yard w/ feeders has

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds

2017-07-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
Forgot to mention that one of my nest boxes fledged a brood of Chickadees in June, and then a couple of weeks ago I spotted a pair of Chickadees refurbishing it. Now it contains a full clutch of eggs. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] local birds

2017-07-29 Thread Geo Kloppel
At least one Broad-winged Hawk fledgling has been around my yard for several days, calling to be fed. Species that breed down in the valley below me have begun making (post-breeding) appearances up here: Kingfishers, Great Crested Flycatchers, Yellow-throated Vireo. I've noticed Wood Peewees

[cayugabirds-l] local birds

2017-07-29 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
There hasn't been much local birding information on this list for a while. I admit that I'm as guilty as anyone of not posting my sightings. I get most of my "hot bird info" from my hourly email eBird "needs list" updates for the county. It's an awesome tool, but it's not as friendly as

[cayugabirds-l] Recent birds: Willet, terns, Least Bittern

2017-06-19 Thread Jay McGowan
On Friday I took the Macaulay Library sound recording workshop crew to a few lake sites in the rain. Recording was mostly slow, but we found a few cool birds, including two rare-in-summer FORSTER'S TERNS with a group of COMMON TERNS at Myers Point (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37619488)

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds/hummers

2017-06-14 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Even tho I have cut back on the volume of bird seeds provided, I still have interesting birds here. I have seen both female & male HUMMINGBIRDS at their feeder, as well as a DOWNY WOODPECKER mother feeding a baby at the bark butter log. Regular customers are the many A GOLDFINCHES eating nyjer

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Morning birds

2017-04-27 Thread Nancy Tonachel Gabriel
Driving up the lower part of Stone Quarry Road, we caught a great view of a brightly red-topped Pileated woodpecker getting breakfast from a small tree right at the road's edge. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and

[cayugabirds-l] Morning birds

2017-04-27 Thread Donna Lee Scott
At 7:30 am a mature BALD EAGLE took off from one of my beach cliff trees & flew south. A few minutes later while I was standing on my second story deck, I heard a BELTED KINGFISHER calling & flying north to south over lake edge, then over my head towards the woods east of my house. It called

[cayugabirds-l] spring birds

2017-04-06 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Handsome EASTERN TOWHEE and possibly 2 FIELD SPARROWS at my ground bird food area just now. Field Sparrows scared away by squirrel before I could really study them, but there was definitely no dark spot on their chests as for Tree Sparrows. Bill looked pink. I have often had Tree Sparrows here

[cayugabirds-l] New Birds

2017-04-03 Thread bob mcguire
I spent last night at Marten’s Tract in order to record the various ducks feeding/courting there. A major bonus of being there in the evening, then at first light this morning, was the encounter with several recently-returned birds. An AMERICAN BITTERN called several times from the reeds along

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2017-03-15 Thread John Confer
ugaBirds-L b Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds I have a song sparrow as well Dave.along with 2 white throats (of different flavors) along with lots of blackbirds (red wings, grackles, starlings) and a female cardinal eating suet!! Stay warm all. Can Spring be far away? Pete Sar On 3/1

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2017-03-15 Thread Peter
I have a song sparrow as well Dave.along with 2 white throats (of different flavors) along with lots of blackbirds (red wings, grackles, starlings) and a female cardinal eating suet!! Stay warm all. Can Spring be far away? Pete Sar On 3/14/2017 10:30 PM, Dave Nutter wrote: I, too, did

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds

2017-03-14 Thread Dave Nutter
I, too, did some feeder-watching this afternoon. I was hoping for a Fox Sparrow, a species which I saw in my yard a few years back during a late heavy snowstorm. My hopes were raised briefly by what turned out to be a Song Sparrow, which eventually fed on a suet/seed block, a behavior I hadn't

[cayugabirds-l] yard birds

2017-02-16 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi Alll, This morning I was visited by two quite special, to me, yard birds. First a Brown Creeper appeared in a the tree near my feeders. it stayed in the yard for about 10 minutes. An hour or so later a Carolina Wren showed up. It only stayed for a minute or so and didn't visit the suet

[cayugabirds-l] Field birds, Holden Rd. Lansing

2017-01-08 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
There is a nice mixed flock of Horned Larks, Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs on Holden Rd. in Lansing next to the grey house with the red metal roof. They're feeding in the grassy field by the drainage ditch around the house. US-NY-Lansing-52-74 Holden Rd - 42.5983x-76.5227 Gary --

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2016-10-24 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Have had some interesting birds at our feeders recently. We've had a CHIPPING SPARROW every day since Thursday. Yesterday a first-winter male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK stopped by briefly. This morning there was a juvenile male RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD feeding on the ground with the other birds.

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