[cayugabirds-l] Loon

2014-04-09 Thread Daniel Graham
Great views of two Common Loon very close to shore just south of Sheldrake this morning around 7:30. Daniel Graham Tburg -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds: winter wren, purple finch

2014-04-09 Thread Suan Yong
Two new yard birds for me this morning in Commonland: a winter wren singing rather loudly (thus presumed close) outside my window which faces the woods, and a purple finch heard singing while a female sat feeding on sycamore seeds. A red-breasted nuthatch had been a feeder regular for a couple

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Yard birds: winter wren, purple finch

2014-04-09 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
I heard a Purple Finch while waiting for the bus today! Which presumably is the same finch the one Suan heard. Meena -Original Message- From: bounce-114240026-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-114240026-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Suan Yong Sent: Wednesday, April 09,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread Judith W. Jones
Check Sibley p 72 - has a picture under Black DuckxMallard Hybrid. On 4/8/2014 6:17 PM, Jason Huck wrote: Hi All, I am reaching out to the odd duck (although this one isn't overly odd) experts to identify this mystery mallard that I discovered at this morning Stewart Park along the creek

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread Jay McGowan
Good guess, these often are confusing, but this bird looks more to me like birds we call intersex, apparently often older female birds that have increased testosterone production and end up developing male-like characteristics. Others might be able to shed more light on this phenomenon. This

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
A term we don't see around here these days, at least very often is Cayuga duck. We found that in common usage recently Ocean Cty, NJ. Looked like Black x Mallrd to me but there was/is such a domestic cross that originated somewhere on/near Cayuga Lake. Anyone have any solid info on that? John --

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread Liz Brown
Here's information on the Cayuga duck from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/cayuga I know of several small farm flocks in the Ithaca area. -Liz Brown -Original Message- From:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread Jesse Ross
One other nice resource for mystery mallards is this quick one-page summary of commonly encountered domestic duck varieties, with lots of pictures: http://1birds.com/manky-mallards-domestic-feral-or-just-plain-odd-mallards.htm jesse On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Liz Brown

[cayugabirds-l] Tues. April 15 at Mann Library, 'Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives On' with Tim Gallagher

2014-04-09 Thread Liz Brown
With ancient roots in Mesopotamia and Central Asia, falconry also finds impassioned practitioners in North America. Please join us for a talk with Tim Gallagher to learn more about the sport of falconry. Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives on in America Timothy Gallagher Tuesday, April 15, 4:00pm

[cayugabirds-l] Mars with Woodcock

2014-04-09 Thread Geo Kloppel
Mars is a little orange disk in my scope, rising over Thatcher's Pinnacles to the accompaniment of a Woodcock that's displaying in my backyard. I bet there's quite a Woodcock show going on right now down below us at the Lindsay-Parsons Preserve! -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Meeting and speaker dinner Mon., April 14

2014-04-09 Thread cl...@juno.com
The Cayuga Bird Club will be meeting on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with cookies and conversation at 7:15. Saw-whet Owls: The Cute Factor Aids Science: 206,000 Birds Banded by Insomniac Banders Reveal Migration Patterns and Regional Reproductive