[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock

2016-03-08 Thread bob mcguire
Our woodcock has returned! I stepped outside (Sunder Hill area) at 6:30 this evening to hear just one sequence of “sky dance”. No “peents” before or after. I assume that the guy arrived last night and is just beginning to settle in. In past years we have had up to seven woodcocks on and around

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock calling in Brooktondale

2016-03-08 Thread Eva Smith
Hello, just now (9 PM) I heard a single woodcock making his "peent" call in the marshy woods behind my cottage in the Boiceville Cottages in Brooktondale. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant, midday Tuesday 8 March

2016-03-08 Thread Dave Nutter
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[cayugabirds-l] Special Film Event - Audubon: The Film

2016-03-08 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Hi Cayuga Birders; Hope you all can join Fitz next Thursday for this special event at Cinemopolis! *Audubon**: The Film* *Thursday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.* Cinemapolis

[cayugabirds-l] Apiarian Question

2016-03-08 Thread Carl Steckler
For the past two days I have had a small swarm of what appear to be small Honeybees at my platform feeder. The birds don't seem to mind and I haven't seen any interaction between them. Didn't know bees liked bird seed. Has anyone else had this experience? Thanks Carl -- Cayugabirds-L List

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Apiarian Question

2016-03-08 Thread Carl Steckler
Thanks to all who responded. They are indeed Honeybees as identified by my neighborhood beekeeper. The swarm has doubled since earlier this morning and now the birds are staying away, except for the woodpeckers. I think that when it gets dark and the bees are gone I will remove my seed feeders

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Parula at IHS? mystery partly solved

2016-03-08 Thread Sandy Wold
Thanks to all who wrote trying to help me solve this mystery and to Dave Nutter who went out this morning to help me identify one of the two calls. We walked on both sides of the creek south of Ithaca High, and it was loaded with birds! The monotonic warble call was indeed a Dark-eyed Junco!

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Apiarian Question

2016-03-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
Yes, in very early spring, when there are no pollen or nectar sources (flowers) available, honeybees will be attracted to mill dust and pollen found on bird seed, cracked corn, etc. They may also visit compost piles and other chance resources. -Geo Kloppel > On Mar 8, 2016, at 11:06 AM, Carl

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Apiarian Question

2016-03-08 Thread Linda Orkin
It would seem as though your feeders are providing a needed resource to these very endangered creatures. I can't see any harm in leaving them up for the duration. Linda Orkin On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Carl Steckler wrote: > Thanks to all who responded. They are indeed

[cayugabirds-l] Wigeon and Killdeer

2016-03-08 Thread Annette Nadeau
There's a solitary male AMERICAN WIGEON cruising around on the pond here at Hospicare (Town of Ithaca) this afternoon. Heard several E. Bluebirds singing and heard my first KILLDEER of the year but couldn't see it. Annette -- from my phone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Meadowlark and Killdeer

2016-03-08 Thread Tom Hoebbel
Holly and I saw our first of year Eastern Meadowlark and Killdeer in our back field in Brooktondale yesterday. ...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com

[cayugabirds-l] Western tanager still here

2016-03-08 Thread Liisa S. Mobley
In it's usual spot, eating berries and seeds near back entrance to Cornell Store. Flew off to trees near wee stinky glen. I didn't have my binoculars, so I didn't get a good look at plumage details, but it didn't appear to have any major changes. -Liisa Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Food for Ravens

2016-03-08 Thread Geo Kloppel
The Ravens that nest on my West Danby hillside are currently down on a deer carcass, which I dragged into the woods just this morning for their benefit in this, their nesting season. The deer was killed by some predator last night. The killing seems to have taken place at the water's edge, in

[cayugabirds-l] snipe or woodcock at Sapsucker

2016-03-08 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Standing on the Sherwood platform @ 2:00pm, the bird flew directly over my head, heading southwest and into the woods -- didn't see it take off or land. Couldn't get any distinctive plumage marks. Flew straight and relatively quickly at a height of about 20 ft off the ground. Based on that I'm