Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread Geo Kloppel
Speaking of unusual feeding, I saw something new just now: the Wood Ducks who visit my pond each day, typically to dabble in the shallows or wade in the spillway, climbed up the bank and onto a large ant hill (about eight feet wide by ten feet long), where they seem to have begun poking around

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread Asher Hockett
No Fox Sparrows, but I plan to observe and listen very carefully tomorrow morning. Heard a drumming sapsucker this morning and another lone Barred Owl last evening when I was taking down the feeders. Also a lot of Flickers flushing from roadside areas and yards when driving. You can have some of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread Linda Orkin
I think everyone is struggling to find any kind of food in this spring that is mostly devoid of insects. Leaf litter would be a logical place to look. Linda Orkin On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 3:40 PM, W. Larry Hymes wrote: > While walking through Mundy Wildflower Garden today, I

[cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread W. Larry Hymes
While walking through Mundy Wildflower Garden today, I came across both RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS foraging together. That in itself is not so unusual. What was really strange, however, was they were foraging among the leaf litter *on the ground*!! That's a first for me! We