[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Nesting 2020

2020-08-04 Thread John Confer
I have monitored nesting success of Merlin in Tompkins for the last six years. Nest discovery has been almost entirely due to reports by other birders. I am so grateful to so many. This year only 2 of 10 nests were discovered by myself. I really depend on help, thanks. I am trying to write a

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2020-06-22 Thread John Confer
Merlin Update Tompkins County is now regularly blessed with quite a few pair of Merlin beginning with the first documented pair in 2005 (T. Gallagher), a part of the explosive, southward advance in the last 30 years. I have been trying to document nest success rates for 5 years. After the

[cayugabirds-l] merlin

2020-03-27 Thread Bard Prentiss
Hi John,and all Yesterday we had a female merlin on our deer fence in the yard. Later we saw and heard a pair in the spruces across the street between Union and East Main. I saw one there on Wednesday too. I hope they stay. Best, Bard -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nesting 2019

2019-08-26 Thread John Confer
Thanks to all who made this Merlin study possible. I monitored the nest success for seven nests in spring 2019. The number of discovered nests has remained nearly constant in the last four years. All nests have been in urban/suburban locations. Most of these nests were discovered by others

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-25 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 7:20 AM John Confer wrote: > Hi Suan, > >Thanks for posting that. > >Mammals are rarely captured by Merlin, but not never. Adults often > remove the tail and head before they bring it to nestlings. That has been a > frustration when I tried to identify prey, which

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-25 Thread John Confer
-123767908-25065...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Suan Hsi Yong Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:59 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC This message originated from outside the Ithaca College email system. Stopped by GIAC this evening, one merlin (couldn't tell if parent

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-23 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Stopped by GIAC this evening, one merlin (couldn't tell if parent or young) was perched visibly until my attention caused it to hop behind some branches. They can definitely tell who's paying attention and who isn't, like the few dozen parents watching the ongoing basketball game. Anyhow, last

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-11 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
/fieldfaculty.cfm From: bounce-123738728-84019...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-123738728-84019...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer [con...@ithaca.edu] Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:16 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-11 Thread John Confer
THANKS!! This is my fifth year of monitoring Merlin nest success. THANKS!! to the directions and assistance provided by many, I have been able to monitor over 30 nests, including 7 this year. Most of the nests I have monitored were originally discovered by others. I am so very grateful for so

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin and Swallows

2019-06-30 Thread Tobias Dean
Lots of drama over the past week. We have a colony of barnswallows that live in one of our barns. Approx 25-45 individuals but they are hard to count. Plus tree swallows in nest boxes. What I am pretty sure is a Merlin has been coming around and driving them absolutely crazy. both Swallow

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest info.

2019-05-03 Thread John Confer
Hi Folks, I have monitored nesting success of Merlins for four previous years. This year neat finding has been really slow. I know of a probable nest near Freeville and a probable nest near the Ithaca swim club and a third in Endicott. The adults are flying around the probably nest, but

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest success, 2018 - short and long

2018-07-27 Thread John Confer
Merlin Nest Success 2018 In Brief. During each of the preceding 3 years I monitored 7 Merlin nests near Ithaca that collectively had about a 50% nest success. This is quite low according to other surveys and probably would not produce enough young that survive to breeding age to

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nesting

2018-03-22 Thread John Confer
Information wanted, please. During the last three years I have monitored Merlin nesting success near Ithaca. Results show that Merlin have an unusual relationship with both Fish Crow and American Crow in our region, and that nesting success is about 50%. Many of these nests or areas where

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin vs. Elf Owls

2017-08-02 Thread John Luther Cisne
Merlin, the Lab of O’s smartphone app, recently got an Elf Owl’s sincerest form of endorsement. Edward Bulwer-Lytton might have called that July night in Big Bend as black as the back of a Common Blackhawk (and verifiably, too, since a pair were nesting in the particular campground).

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Nesting 2017: brief and nest by nest

2017-07-27 Thread John Confer
SYNOPSIS OF Merlin nesting success in 2017 in the Finger Lakes region and nearby. This summary of Merlin nesting success is only possible because of reports from others who let me know of the location for nesting behavior they noted first, and in one case continued to monitor the nest.

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin misfortune

2017-06-27 Thread John Confer
Perhaps you, too, had a major wind storm Sunday night. Two of the nests I have been monitoring were in the tip top of tall conifer trees. I had the concern that the severe wind could have destroyed a nest, particularly the two nests in the tip top. Shortly after I arrived at the nest between

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nests

2017-06-08 Thread John Confer
One persistent pair of Merlins! One of the nests I am monitoring is likely by a pair that successfully raised 5 young last year in a nest about 400 m from the current nest. The current nest is in the back yard of a family with three, young kids. Two days ago, I walked up to check on the nest

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin - Help please

2017-03-29 Thread John Confer
As many of you know, I have been following the nest success of local Merlins for the last two years. Thanks in large part to reports from subscribers to this list serve, I have been able monitor nesting success of 14 nests, which had about 50% nesting success. Great fun, and good information. I

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin @ Esty & Washington

2017-03-08 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Just had a merlin sitting on a tree a few houses east of the CFCU on Meadow and Esty, presently shooed by two crows to a spruce tree one block east. My attention from the sidewalk may have contributed to the shooing :-D. Suan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2017-01-19 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Stahl Rd. Near Seybolt, Looking between red farm bldgs. & white wire-fenced small field, on single upright black trunk , left side of Y shape on tree. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nesting update

2016-06-16 Thread AB Clark
I heard a merlin twittering on Christopher Circle/Christopher Lane yesterday evening, although hadn’t seen activity on it. I have not scoped it recently. > On Jun 16, 2016, at 6:26 PM, John Confer wrote: > > Not good news, overall, for Merlin nests. > > The Titus Ave.

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nesting update

2016-06-16 Thread John Confer
Not good news, overall, for Merlin nests. The Titus Ave. nest, and the Dryden nest, and the City Cemetery nest have all failed. I saw red-tails in the vicinity of two of the nests. The sticks in two of the nests were dis-assembled, allowing light to penetrate where it had been opaque,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin(s) @ Cayuga Heights

2016-06-14 Thread AB Clark
Hi Suan and All Merlin Watchers, The Merlins on Christopher Circle have either gone completely silent or fledged (too soon?) or they have moved. I saw no birds around or visible on the nest by late last week. IS this related to the Highland Avenue pair? I have no idea how far they might

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin(s) @ Cayuga Heights

2016-06-14 Thread Suan Yong
At 7:30 this evening as we were about to enter the First Congregational Church on Highland Avenue in Cayuga Heights, we heard a Merlin calling from a pine tree up the hill SE of the church. Soon we saw a Merlin circle around in a display flight. I couldn't be sure, but it felt like the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nests including Wells C.

2016-05-25 Thread Suan Yong
While biking home this evening around 8pm, I heard what I'm pretty sure was a Merlin calling from a deciduous tree behind 210 Park Place. Without binoculars I never sighted the bird. It was calling very continuously, with a few breaks in between and some "chink" calls reminiscent of grosbeak.

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nests including Wells C.

2016-05-25 Thread John Confer
It is a ittle premature to count my eggs before they hatch, but ... . Last year at this time 2 of seven Merlin nests in our area had failed, probably predation. This year 5 of 5 are still going strong, including the easily accessed nest in the top of a white Pine on South Titus St. behind

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest - City Cemetery

2016-04-30 Thread John Confer
There is an incubating Merlin in the City Cemetery. From east to west, it is in about the middle. From north to south it is in the northern half. It is in the more northern of a pair of very tall White Pine. Neither the nest, nor the frequently used plucking post in adjacent, tall spruce can be

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nests

2016-04-28 Thread John Confer
I am again this year trying to monitor nest location, nesting success, and prey brought to nests by Merlin. Last year thanks to the help of many on the listserve, I, Mark Witmer, Madeline Ulinski, Ann Herzig, and Sam Ayers reported on 7 regional nests in the article "NESTING MERLINS (Falco

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin downtown

2016-02-11 Thread Dave Nutter
Yesterday morning (10 Feb) while waiting by the front door of the Super 8 Motel (close to the Meadow Court Inn) I saw a female MERLIN approach from the northeast, alight atop a tall tree along Six-mile Creek, look around a couple minutes, bob her head as if judging the distance to prey, and fly

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin downtown

2016-02-11 Thread John Confer
I drove around South Titus near the Meadow Court Motel for 10-15 minutes yesterday. The White Pine and Eastern Hemlock that are close to each other and just northeast of the motel had a Fish Crow nest last year. I was hoping to see Merlin activity as an indication of potential nesting. AND

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Seneca Falls

2016-02-06 Thread John VanNiel
Had a Merlin earlier today North of 318 on Gravel Road in Seneca Falls. Was not there when I returned but worth looking for. I would call it an adult female. Dr. John Van Niel Professor of Environmental Conservation Director, East Hill Campus Finger Lakes Community College

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin over Triphammer Road in Lansing

2015-10-17 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I saw a Merlin flyover Triphammer Road in Lansing today. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://www.haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ Ithaca area moths: https://plus.google.com/118047473426099383469/posts Dragonfly book sample pages:

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Bird Photo ID question

2015-07-20 Thread Clara MacCarald
Hi all, Is there anyone who has participated in beta testing of the Merlin Bird Photo ID (http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/photo-id) who would like to talk to me about the experience for a Tompkins Weekly article? Let me know. Thanks! Clara MacCarald --

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Bird Photo ID question

2015-07-20 Thread Clara MacCarald
Regarding the Merlin Bird Photo ID software, I would also be interested in hearing people's opinions of how such software might change birding and bird-related citizen science. Thank you, Clara MacCarald On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 8:29 AM, Clara MacCarald cmm...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Is

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2015-07-15 Thread Randolph Ross
By way of an unfortunate window incident, I can report that a female or immature Yellow Warbler can appear from above to have distinct outer yellow tail feathers. (We have not had them in the yard before; it appeared to recover, and disappeared a while later, after being placed out of harm's way

[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

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2015-07-09 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Possibly an American Redstart female? Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road Lansing Carol Keeler wrote: Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:32 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin ...I had a Goldfinch sized bird that I only saw from the back. It was distinctive because it's outer

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin update

2015-07-06 Thread John Confer
N. Titus Street nest: Fledged 5 29 June, Monday: At least two probably three flying and two nestlings climbing around branches successfully became free-flying. I was fairly certain that I heard begging calls from two different directions while watching a third out of the nest on the day

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin preempt Fish Crow nest.

2015-05-18 Thread John Confer
Bob McGuire described hearing Merlin along Cascadilla Creek between Aurora and Tioga on 3 May. Since then I have made 6 visits to find the nest because I wanted to monitor it and determine nesting success. I heard/saw Merlins on 5 visits in the the block between Aurora and Tioga. On 5 May,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin CU Arboretum

2015-04-13 Thread Marie P. Read
A Merlin arrived at the Cornell Plantations Arboretum while I was there this morning around 10:00 Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu http://www.marieread.com Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin - Dryden Rite Aid - GHOW RTLoon continue

2015-04-06 Thread John Confer
On consecutive 15 min. visits to the parking lot at Rite Aid in Dryden: two Merlin flying into spruce trees just to the east of Rite Aid at ~ 4:00 PM Sunday, and on Monday ~7:`15 one flying from trees to the south. ~7:15 AM. More info appreciated. Great Horned Owl actually winked as class

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin, RL Hawk, no Gyr

2015-02-27 Thread M Miller
Spent the afternoon searching for the gyrfalcon around Seybolt Rd, without any luck. Did have a N. Harrier at Seybolt Stahl Rds, a Merlin at Leader Hoster Rds, and a Rough-legged Hawk (light morph) along rte 89 just north of E. Tyre Rd. Sent from Windows Mail -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin sitting in tree on corner

2015-01-04 Thread Sandy
west jay and Cayuga behind house on west jay. It just ate a chickadee and might be there for a while. It is 10:15. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin details

2015-01-04 Thread Sandy
Merlin can be best viewed from sidewalk at 1008 Cayuga at looking westward. Tree is behind house and in lower branches. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin - Southwest End

2014-08-15 Thread Geo Kloppel
Driving south on rte 13 at 5:00 this evening, I glimpsed a Merlin zooming NE over the (still-unopened!) bike trail bridge into the Buttermilk Plaza area. -Geo -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Family

2014-07-24 Thread smb4inc
Last evening we watched a family of Merlins in the northeast area of Ithaca. We first saw them preening in the trees on Hanshaw near Orchard after the thunder storm had passed. They flew to the trees near St. Catherine's Church where they swooped down on a family of foraging crows, and chased

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin: new and old in Ithaca

2014-07-20 Thread Dave Nutter
Yes I've also seen a Merlin along NYS-13A near the City/Town line. It was awhile ago and I don't recall the date, but I agree that's an area it's been. On the evening of 6 July I saw a Merlin over Cass Park, initially flying north over West Hill and being harassed by a couple smaller birds - in

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin @ Giles St

2014-04-10 Thread Suan Yong
Sitting high on a tree behind 140 Giles, just off Hudson. Suan _ http://suan-yong.com _ http://suan-yong.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin @ Giles St

2014-04-10 Thread Marc Devokaitis
I have not seen the two Merlins together since the day I observed the mating, but I have seen one from my porch almost every day. The favorite perch seems to be in an oak tree in a backyard bordered by Prospect, Pleasant and Hudson--have seen it there on at least half a dozen separate occasions in

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2014-04-03 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, A Merlin flew overhead my office window just a few seconds ago, but in southern direction! It was fairly low. Meena Dr. Meena Haribal Boyce Thompson Institute Ithaca NY 14850 Ph: 607-3011167 http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ http://haribal.org/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin and two snowy owls

2014-04-01 Thread David Diaz
Merlin dive-bombing snowy owl sitting on top of red barn, while a second snowy sitting on a gas well watches. Wowie kazowie! Rt96A and Woodworth Rd. I see at least one of the two snowy's on a daily basis. David Dropped Pin near 3373-3599 Woodworth Rd, Geneva, NY 14456

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin-30th March

2014-03-31 Thread Anne Clark
A picturesque male merlin was atop a small spruce on the CU golf course, peering downward---just E of the red pine copse that sits on the boundary between ICC and Cornell Golf courses (NW of Bluegrass x Warren Rds). It was a less than picturesque day yesterday and I got no pictures. But it

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin at East Hill Plaza

2014-02-20 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, As the bus was entering the plaza, I noticed a dark bird chasing a smaller bird. It circled around and I think it got its prey and then it headed towards East Hill cemetery. I think it was a Merlin. I also saw a No. Mockingbird sitting in the willows at the junction of Mitchell and

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.

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

2014-02-20 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
[mailto:bounce-112631383-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Anne Clark Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:35 AM To: Meena Madhav Haribal Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin at East Hill Plaza Hi Meena and List FYI, red tags are our 2012 cohort. Might be 6V DBAR12, raised across Judd

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2013-04-13 Thread Annette Nadeau
Had a MERLIN perched for about a minute at the very top of a snag at the edge of my pond on Burns Road in Brooktondale about 7:30 this morning. It flew off to the northwest. Also this morning, a RUFFED GROUSE was drumming off to the south. And EASTERN BLUEBIRDS are checking out one of the

[cayugabirds-l] merlin Pinckney Rd./Fall Ccreek

2013-01-07 Thread cl...@juno.com
Nearly hit a merlin as it dove across Pinckney Road [on the bridge] in pursuit of a sparrow this afternoon. -Colleen Richards Woman is 53 But Looks 25 Mom reveals 1 simple wrinkle trick that has angered doctors...

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin and Northern Harrier - Danby

2012-09-11 Thread Melissa Groo
Yesterday morning after dropping my daughter at school on King St, I drove down Nelson Rd in Danby and noticed a raptor sitting on a hay bale. I pulled over to look at it more closely and realized it was a male NORTHERN HARRIER. I watched it fly low, tilting and hovering against the strong

[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Stuart Krasnoff
After a discussion about Cape May Warblers I decided to stop at the Ithaca City Cemetary to check the tall spruces. I didn't get that far. Just below the Stewart Ave. entrance there's a short road that goes off sharply to the north and over that road and up toward Stewart Ave. stands a

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Meena Haribal
/ From: bounce-57377034-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-57377034-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Stuart Krasnoff [s...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:18 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary After

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Brad Walker
://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- *From:* bounce-57377034-3493...@list.cornell.edu [ bounce-57377034-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Stuart Krasnoff [ s...@cornell.edu] *Sent:* Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:18 PM *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Rick Lightbody
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary After a discussion about Cape May Warblers I decided to stop at the Ithaca City Cemetary to check the tall spruces. I didn't get that far. Just below the Stewart Ave. entrance there's a short road that goes off sharply to the north

RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Meena Haribal
-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-57407034-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Meena Haribal [m...@cornell.edu] Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2012 1:13 PM To: Stuart Krasnoff; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary I did the same thing too! And found Merlin

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Suan Yong
I've been sitting the last hour here in the cemetary, watching a (presumably) female merlin hanging out on the highest naked snag atop a pine, calling regularly and making frequent flycatcher-style forays. Then, a moment ago, a slightly different call signaled the arrival of a (presumably) male

Re: [cayugabirds-l] MERLIN (nesting?) in City Cemetary

2012-05-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
I'm thrilled the Merlins are back in the cemetery. After Stuart's post I stopped by and had terrific views of the female on the bare treetop. As with Suan, the male and female would call and respond several times then he would swoop in, copulating, then off again. They did this two times with a

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin at Lab of O

2012-04-06 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
A MERLIN just took a goldfinch at the feeders on the north side of the Lab of Ornithology. Kevin -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin photo

2012-04-06 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
I threw a couple photos up on my Picasa site of the Merlin with goldfinch in talons. http://picasaweb.google.com/KevinJ.McGowan/Spring2012Birds -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin eating House Sparrow

2012-01-27 Thread Bill Evans
9:45AM atop a Green St. telephone pole next to Agway parkinglot. Bill E -- 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] Merlin eating House Sparrow

2012-01-27 Thread Stephanie Greenwood
Yippee! One down On 1/27/12 9:45 AM, Bill Evans wrote: 9:45AM atop a Green St. telephone pole next to Agway parkinglot. Bill E -- *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* Welcome and Basics http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME Rules and Information

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Prey

2011-12-08 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
The idea that Merlins take only House Sparrows and Starlings is somewhere between pure hogwash and wishful thinking. More on a par with My outdoor cat doesn't harm birds than reality. Perhaps the relationship to these two species comes from the fact that they are the only two bird species

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin food

2011-12-08 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Since it has been mentioned that Merlins taking mostly House Sparrows (no one has ever mentioned starlings that I know of) is hogwash, I thought it might be useful to look at the available data. I copy here Appendix 1 from the BNA Merlin account, which lists the results of 6 published studies

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Merlin food

2011-12-08 Thread Tim Gallagher
: bounce-38942179-10557...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-38942179-10557...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Kevin J. McGowan [k...@cornell.edu] Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 11:49 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin food Since it has been mentioned that Merlins taking mostly House

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin food

2011-12-08 Thread Bill Ostrander
to the availability of House Sparrows. -- Bill Osrander _ From: bounce-38942179-3518...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38942179-3518...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 11:49 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin food Since it has been

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin prey

2011-12-07 Thread Bill Evans
Merlins regularly prey on exhausted warblers approaching shore (low over the water) after a night of transoceanic migration. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2011-12-06 Thread Bill Evans
There was a merlin bathing in a puddle of water near the Cass Park pool last week. Bill E -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] MERLIN, 6-mile Creek NYS-13

2011-08-15 Thread 6072292158
MERLIN, 6-mile Creek NYS-13 behind Super 8, 1:20pm. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin, Stewart Pk east end

2011-08-04 Thread 6072292158
Merlin, Stewart Pk east end treetop 7am. --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin and Swallows

2011-08-04 Thread Meena Haribal
A merlin has been circling high in the sky for last few minutes. Initially, I thought it was sharpie, but views from binoculars showed it to be a falcon. May be it is the same one that Dave reported from Stewart Park today morning. There were also some smaller birds around it, probably they

[cayugabirds-l] merlin at ic

2011-04-20 Thread Paul Heckathorn
greetings from the south hill, where i just watched a merlin catch a house sparrow outside my window at the i.c. library - where we maintain a feeder. it (the merlin) rested on the ground for several minutes with its prey before taking off to wherever it is

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin stories

2011-04-12 Thread Eben McLane
Do any of you out there have observations or brief stories about urban or suburban Merlins nesting and/or hunting in the Finger Lakes region? Please send, off-list, to ebenmcl...@clarityconnect.com Thank you. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2011-02-07 Thread Ann Mitchell
On the corner of Pleasant Grove and Handshaw Roads, while in traffic around 7:25 a.m., a Merlin swerved in front of a car ahead of me, and continued to the Cayuga Hgts Community Ctr shopping area. It was flying low and powerful. It certainly got my attention! It was a great way to start the day.

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin Rustys @ CLO this morning

2010-10-04 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
At 8:00 this morning a Merlin was perched atop the big snag on the pond at Sapsucker Woods. After a minute, it dropped down over the back of the pond, and I couldn't relocate it. The trees near the visitors center entrance were covered with blackbirds, a mix of Red-winged Blackbirds and Rusty

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin

2010-08-29 Thread Matthew Medler
Evan Barrientos, Andy Johnson, Jay McGowan, and I made a brief visit to the Montezuma area yesterday afternoon (28 August 2010), searching in vain for the Buff-breasted Sandpipers. On the way back to Ithaca, Evan, Andy, and I enjoyed great looks at a female-type MERLIN perched in a tree by

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin on the snag at Lab of O

2009-09-29 Thread Kevin McGowan
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