[cayugabirds-l] Downy @ H-bird Feeder.

2014-06-23 Thread Tom
We're watching a male downy woodpecker moving among our feeders--sunflower seeds to suet to peanuts--but were surprised to see him spend a considerable time drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Tom Vawter Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wrens

2014-06-23 Thread Laura J. Heisey
Hi all, There are 2 Carolina Wrens attempting to build nests in hanging baskets on my porch. Is that normal behavior? Should I discourage them? I'm not sure how I'll be able to water the plants without damaging the nests. What will happen to them over the winter? Laura -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wrens

2014-06-23 Thread Nancy
Hi Laura, yes very common for Carolina Wren. They are very gregarious and tolerant of people. I've had them do that almost every year in my hanging basket right next to my front door, and have babies fledge successfully. I was always very careful to not water so much that the bottom of the nest

[cayugabirds-l] Birds lacking in Japan

2014-06-23 Thread Donna Scott
Hi Meena and others, Re your mention of few birds in Japan: In 1995 I went to Japan on a US Cooperative Extension Agriculture Study tour for 3 weeks, as the rep from Cornell U. Five people from other Ag. Universities in disparate parts of the US were with me. We were driven all over Honshu

Re:[cayugabirds-l] nesting Carolina Wrens

2014-06-23 Thread Donna Scott
I leave my front door evergreen Xmas wreaths up for many months after Dec., because I like the smell they emit, even after they start to brown. Plus, I am often too busy to find a summer replacement. One year a Carolina Wren brought in moss and other materials and made a lovely nest behind the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] nesting Carolina Wrens

2014-06-23 Thread Linda Orkin
I am pretty sure you are not supposed to disturb or disrupt any nesting of native birds either, so please just sit back and enjoy. They already know you water the plants and have not been deterred so just water gently. Linda On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Donna Scott d...@cornell.edu wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Another nesting Carolina Wren question

2014-06-23 Thread Laura J. Heisey
They really went to town today. The hollowed out parts of both baskets are stuffed with moss and all kinds of other material. One basket is accessible by chipmunks, which I know is disastrous for the wrens. It's hanging on a shepherd's hook attached to the porch railing. I can remove the hook

[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2014-06-23 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA   *  New York *  Syracuse * June 23, 2014 *  NYSY  06. 23. 14   Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert Dates(s): June 16, 2013 - June 23, 2014 to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Another nesting Carolina Wren question

2014-06-23 Thread Marie P. Read
I would say if you're going to move it, do it now without delay, ideally when they're not around! Marie (currently in CA) 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:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Another nesting Carolina Wren question

2014-06-23 Thread Laura J. Heisey
I moved it this afternoon. Also redirected some vines that could serve as launch points for the chipmunks. That kind of sucks because the vines also serve as shelter and perches. I think they'll be fine. I'll send photos as things progress. This is very exciting. On June 23, 2014, at 5:46PM,