[cayugabirds-l] FWD: GPS Tracked Snowy Owls in NY

2014-01-29 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
This has not come to Cayugabirds. So I thought it might be of interest to some of you who are not in NYSbirds. This cool! Subject: GPS Tracked Snowy Owls in NY From: Drew Weber drewwe...@gmail.com Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:41:21 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1 I thought this listserv might

[cayugabirds-l] [OOB] Snowy Owl West of Rt. 96a Geneva / Larsen Rd.

2014-01-29 Thread Daniel Graham
As of 7:55AM Snowy Owl, presumably the same one David Diaz spotted yesterday, is back near the same spot. Just now it was silhouetted against the ridgeline quite far from the road, but beautifully illuminated by the sun. Incidentally, I saw what I again presume was the same bird back on Dec. 3 in

[cayugabirds-l] Compost jackpot - Glaucous, Iceland and LBBG this morning

2014-01-29 Thread Jeff Gerbracht
After visiting the compost 3-4 times a week, I finally had some success this morning which more than made up for all of the gull-less visits I've had this January. 2 1st year Iceland's were sitting on the compost rows along with 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.But the highlight was definitely the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] SNOW HELP-Please-Thanks

2014-01-29 Thread John Confer
My gosh, I wouldn't have guessed that I could get so many helpful tips about somewhat sedentary SNOW. Thanks so much. The 16 person field trip looks like it may well be a success. Of course, the weather forecast is now for warming (which you might think was a blessing, except) with

Re: [cayugabirds-l] One special hunting season and two management proposals -black bear and Mute Swan.

2014-01-29 Thread Linda Orkin
Just wanted to let everyone know that there are indeed two sides to the issue of killing all Mute Swans. Here is a link which I received. http://www.goosewatchnyc.com/mute-swan-plan/ Perhaps there is no truths on this analysis, however... Given the DEC's NYS management policies towards Coyotes,

[cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-29 Thread Eben McLane
I’m sure someone knows how birds in the wild stay hydrated in a prolonged cold snap, such as we’re experiencing. I know that sunflower seeds in feeders provide some moisture, but I can’t see any main water sources around my house that aren’t frozen solid. (I live just above Owasco Lake, and

RE: [cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-29 Thread Marie P. Read
Regarding winter bird hydration: I've seen several species of bird eat snow (e.g. Northern Cardinal, Common Redpoll). I've also seen chickadees hovering to sip from melting icicles. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-29 Thread Christine C. Bogdanowicz
Thought this would be an appropriate read ;-) http://www.featheredphotography.com/blog/2014/01/26/frost-eating-white-crowned-sparrow/ Christine C. Bogdanowiczmailto:c...@cornell.edu Assistant Director for Academic Programs Shoals Marine Laboratoryhttp://www.sml.cornell.edu/ 106A Kennedy Hall,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-29 Thread Linda Orkin
It is my understanding that it uses much energy for birds to convert snow to water. Which is why it is advisable and beneficial to provide liquid water to a bird in winter who may already be very close to an energy deficit. And one of my favorite ever pictures of Marie's is of a

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-29 Thread Linda Orkin
Nice sequence. Note his final comment about heat loss. Linda Sent from my iPhone On Jan 29, 2014, at 7:55 PM, Christine C. Bogdanowicz c...@cornell.edu wrote: Thought this would be an appropriate read ;-)

[cayugabirds-l] Video of Auburn crows

2014-01-29 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
This video of Auburn crows (click on the word link below) is just a tiny bit of what we see each evening as foraging crows return to Auburn to roost. It's an unbelieveable sight. Think the flights in Ithaca can compare? Fritzie The link to watch it on YouTube. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: