[cayugabirds-l] leucistic swallow

2013-07-25 Thread Dave Nutter
This afternoon while walking on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail in Ithaca's Cass Park I saw an entirely BLONDE NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW (I think) foraging over the inlet just south of the Treman boat ramp. It's a strikingly beautiful bird, and I'd like to know if anyone else sees it, and where,

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbird being fed by probable Chipping Sparrow

2013-07-25 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, Today in the morning while waiting for the bus , I watched a cowbird young beg for food from what seemed to be a Chipping Sparrow (by giss and behavior), but it was partly covered by the leaves and then they got lost in the leaves. Yesterday, I saw a Blue-grey Gnatcatcher foraging in a