Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals still nesting.

2022-08-28 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Bluebirds are nesting again in a nest box across the loop road from my cottage 
here at Kendal. They nested there earlier this summer.

I saw the male take away a fecal sac 2-3 days ago & my neighbor, Nelly Farnham, 
& I see the parents bringing insects to the box. I saw the female with a big 
bug go to the box opening at twilight today.
Nelly saw at least 1 chick inside when she took a quick peek.

Donna Scott
Kendal at Ithaca
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On Aug 28, 2022, at 11:06 PM, t...@ottcmail.com wrote:

 A pair of cardinals currently is feeding young in a large spirea bush just 
outside our kitchen window.  Nest construction began 8/5, completed 8/6, 
incubation underway by 8/10.  At least one nestling had hatched by last Tuesday 
(8/23) when at different times each parent was observed feeding it/them over 
the course of the day.   Nest is quite well built & sturdy and they seem to be 
diligent parents.  The nest is so close to the window (maybe 2' away, at eye 
level) that we try to stay away and not watch them too closely - plus nest 
unusually has high sides and we can't see what's inside yet anyway.

According to Birds of the World, nestlings generally fledge at 9 or 10 days, 
and can "fly strongly" a week after that but still depend on their parents for 
help with food.  They  "attain independence from parental feeding 25–56 days 
after fledging."  Since they don't migrate, perhaps they don't need to mature 
as early in the season - they don't need to bulk up for a long flight, just 
learn how to find food so they can get through the winter and whatever they 
might learn in summer won't do them that much good come November or January 
anyway.

The current Breeding Bird Atlas Breeding Guidelines Bar 
Graph
 lists N. Cardinals are "B" (Breeding) through mid-August and "E" (either 
migration or breeding, which in their case presumably means either dispersal or 
breeding) through the end of October.


On 8/28/2022 10:05 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:
Twice this afternoon a female Northern Cardinal flew toward my birdfeeder 
carrying a substantial white object in her bill. Both times the cargo was a 
fecal sac, which she dropped where I could see it clearly when she perched a 
couple feet away from the feeder before she perched on the feeder and fed 
briefly on sunflower seeds. Probably there are folks reading this who know 
better than I, and I’m interested in your opinions, but it seems to me that 
August 28 is pretty late to have nestlings, which is what her activity 
indicated. Late or normal, it was cool to witness.

- - Dave Nutter
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals still nesting.

2022-08-28 Thread tess
A pair of cardinals currently is feeding young in a large spirea bush 
just outside our kitchen window.  Nest construction began 8/5, completed 
8/6, incubation underway by 8/10.  At least one nestling had hatched by 
last Tuesday (8/23) when at different times each parent was observed 
feeding it/them over the course of the day. Nest is quite well built & 
sturdy and they seem to be diligent parents.  The nest is so close to 
the window (maybe 2' away, at eye level) that we try to stay away and 
not watch them too closely - plus nest unusually has high sides and we 
can't see what's inside yet anyway.

According to Birds of the World, nestlings generally fledge at 9 or 10 
days, and can "fly strongly" a week after that but still depend on their 
parents for help with food.  They  "attain independence from parental 
feeding 25–56 days after fledging."  Since they don't migrate, perhaps 
they don't need to mature as early in the season - they don't need to 
bulk up for a long flight, just learn how to find food so they can get 
through the winter and whatever they might learn in summer won't do them 
that much good come November or January anyway.

The current Breeding Bird Atlas Breeding Guidelines Bar Graph 

 
lists N. Cardinals are "B" (Breeding) through mid-August and "E" (either 
migration or breeding, which in their case presumably means either 
dispersal or breeding) through the end of October.


On 8/28/2022 10:05 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:
> Twice this afternoon a female Northern Cardinal flew toward my 
> birdfeeder carrying a substantial white object in her bill. Both times 
> the cargo was a fecal sac, which she dropped where I could see it 
> clearly when she perched a couple feet away from the feeder before she 
> perched on the feeder and fed briefly on sunflower seeds. Probably 
> there are folks reading this who know better than I, and I’m 
> interested in your opinions, but it seems to me that August 28 is 
> pretty late to have nestlings, which is what her activity indicated. 
> Late or normal, it was cool to witness.
>
> - - Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals still nesting.

2022-08-28 Thread Dave Nutter
Twice this afternoon a female Northern Cardinal flew toward my birdfeeder 
carrying a substantial white object in her bill. Both times the cargo was a 
fecal sac, which she dropped where I could see it clearly when she perched a 
couple feet away from the feeder before she perched on the feeder and fed 
briefly on sunflower seeds. Probably there are folks reading this who know 
better than I, and I’m interested in your opinions, but it seems to me that 
August 28 is pretty late to have nestlings, which is what her activity 
indicated. Late or normal, it was cool to witness. 

- - Dave Nutter
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-20 Thread Peter Saracino
Good idea Donna!
Pete

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 6:45 AM Dave K  wrote:

> I came across 3 House Finch feeding on blossoms at the start of Towpath
> Rd. yesterday. At one point the Male was feeding blossoms to one of the
> females.
> Some pics in a video format:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/51128144595/in/photostream/
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> *Sent:* Monday, April 19, 2021 9:19 PM
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> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms
>
> Folks - a question.
> Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the
> blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was
> grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end.  He was doing it
> for quite some time. The path beneath the trees was covered with discarded
> blossoms.
> Any idea(s)?
> Thanks.
> Pete Sar
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-20 Thread Dave K
I came across 3 House Finch feeding on blossoms at the start of Towpath Rd. 
yesterday. At one point the Male was feeding blossoms to one of the females.
Some pics in a video format:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/51128144595/in/photostream/

From: bounce-125558311-25047...@list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Peter Saracino 

Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 9:19 PM
To: Cayuga birds 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

Folks - a question.
Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the 
blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was 
grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end.  He was doing it for 
quite some time. The path beneath the trees was covered with discarded blossoms.
Any idea(s)?
Thanks.
Pete Sar
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Long ago I sucked the sweet nectar from periwinkle flowers- from the stem side.
Guess I will try it with cherry blossoms tomorrow.

Donna Scott
Lansing
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On Apr 19, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Peter Saracino 
mailto:petersarac...@gmail.com>> wrote:

Thanks Sandy and Jill. It was cool to watch.
Pets

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021, 9:33 PM Jill Holtzman Leichter 
mailto:j...@cornell.edu>> wrote:
Maybe sucking on the nectar? Have you ever done that to a jasmine flower?
Jill

From: 
bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu<mailto:bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu>
 
mailto:bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu>>
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mailto:petersarac...@gmail.com>>
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:19 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
mailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms
Folks - a question.
Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the 
blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was 
grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end.  He was doing it for 
quite some time. The path beneath the trees was covered with discarded blossoms.
Any idea(s)?
Thanks.
Pete Sar
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Sandy and Jill. It was cool to watch.
Pets

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021, 9:33 PM Jill Holtzman Leichter 
wrote:

> Maybe sucking on the nectar? Have you ever done that to a jasmine flower?
> Jill
>
>
>
> *From: *bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu <
> bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Peter Saracino <
> petersarac...@gmail.com>
> *Date: *Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:19 PM
> *To: *CAYUGABIRDS-L 
> *Subject: *[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms
>
> Folks - a question.
>
> Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the
> blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was
> grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end.  He was doing it
> for quite some time. The path beneath the trees was covered with discarded
> blossoms.
>
> Any idea(s)?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Pete Sar
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Jill Holtzman Leichter
Maybe sucking on the nectar? Have you ever done that to a jasmine flower?
Jill

From: bounce-125558311-87248...@list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Peter Saracino 

Date: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:19 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L 
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms
Folks - a question.
Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the 
blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was 
grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end.  He was doing it for 
quite some time. The path beneath the trees was covered with discarded blossoms.
Any idea(s)?
Thanks.
Pete Sar
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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals and cherry blossoms

2021-04-19 Thread Peter Saracino
Folks - a question.
Today I watched a male Cardinal in a cherry tree. He was picking at the
blossoms, putting them in his mouth, then quickly discarding them. He was
grabbing them from the stem end and not the blossom end.  He was doing it
for quite some time. The path beneath the trees was covered with discarded
blossoms.
Any idea(s)?
Thanks.
Pete Sar

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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

2018-06-02 Thread Bard Prentiss


There are a few male cardinals in my neighborhood that are calling incessantly 
I assume for a mate
for a second nesting. Do they pick a new mate for each nesting or is there 
something else going on.?





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Bard 

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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

2014-02-22 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Last few days when I wake up or open my eyes, I hear cardinal singing. I don't 
know if I get up to the song of cardinal or we by chance both get up at the 
same time.

Today in addition to the cardinal there was Tufted Titmouse singing. When I 
looked out of the window, I saw lots of activities of birds moving around in 
the yard.



Meena



Meena Haribal
Ithaca NY 14850

42.429007,-76.47111
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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals eating snow

2014-02-08 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all,

I just watched cardinals eating snow.  First, I saw a male  cardinal on the 
snow, I thought he looked very cute so I was praising his beauty. Then I 
thought may be snow is too deep for him get up. Just then he started eating 
snow. When he face was up, his beak was covered with snow.  So I ran down to my 
car to get the video camera out. By the time I came up and set up my camera, he 
had his last bite (?) of snow and flew up to a branch still his beak covered 
with snow.  As I was watching him, I saw another bird down slightly hidden in 
the branches. It turned out to be his partner who was also eating snow. She too 
was satiated after a few minutes and joined the male. Then they both flew away 
together.

It was a very cute behavior to  watch and birds looked adorable!



Cheers

Meena

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Ithaca NY 14850
42.429007,-76.47111
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cardinals eating snow

2014-02-08 Thread Corinne Morton
I just took several pictures of a male Cardinal eating snow with his beak 
covered, very cute. He did this several times and would then scrape it clean 
and start all over again.

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On Feb 8, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal m...@cornell.edu wrote:

 Hi all,
 I just watched cardinals eating snow.  First, I saw a male  cardinal on the 
 snow, I thought he looked very cute so I was praising his beauty. Then I 
 thought may be snow is too deep for him get up. Just then he started eating 
 snow. When he face was up, his beak was covered with snow.  So I ran down to 
 my car to get the video camera out. By the time I came up and set up my 
 camera, he had his last bite (?) of snow and flew up to a branch still his 
 beak covered with snow.  As I was watching him, I saw another bird down 
 slightly hidden in the branches. It turned out to be his partner who was also 
 eating snow. She too was satiated after a few minutes and joined the male. 
 Then they both flew away together.
 It was a very cute behavior to  watch and birds looked adorable!
  
 Cheers
 Meena
 Meena Haribal
 Ithaca NY 14850
 42.429007,-76.47111
 http://haribal.org/
 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/
  
  
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[cayugabirds-l] Cardinals

2012-12-27 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
The beauty of the red Cardinals was very present today as we counted 17 
(!!) Cardinals at our feeders in the early afternoon.  There were at 
least 11 males, but the way they all kept flitting about, it was sort of 
difficult to count.  What a gorgeous sight!


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