[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds

2017-06-08 Thread Dave Nutter
We have a hummingbird feeder, but it's not in a place where we can always monitor it. We first saw it used on 19 May by a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It was several days before we saw one/her again, but we now believe she visits regularly, although she is quiet and would be easy to

[cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread cl...@juno.com
A friend who is biking through the Cascade Mountains sent this query: We saw the strangest thing - a quite large bird was swimming in the water with it's large wings, doing a stroke that looked much like the butterfly - both wings flapping up out of the water in sync with each other. We asked

[cayugabirds-l] FOY House Wren

2017-06-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday afternoon our first HOUSE WREN of the year popped into our yard and investigated one of our nest boxes. This is around one month later than usual. Also, on my walk around Beebe and Mundy yesterday I was hearing more RED-EYED VIREOS than I had before. Are more birds still migrating

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread Asher Hockett
As a follow up, here is a link to a YouTube of this very thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMft3Ny7hFk On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM, cl...@juno.com wrote: > A friend who is biking through the Cascade Mountains sent this query: > > We saw the strangest thing - a quite

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread Asher Hockett
In Alaska I saw Bald Eagles swimming as described, often a few strokes before breaking free of the water. Sometimes with fish and sometimes empty taloned. On Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 9:29 AM, cl...@juno.com wrote: > A friend who is biking through the Cascade Mountains sent this

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have seen videos of bald eagles who have caught a large heavy fish swimming with their wings like that. Donna Scott Sent from my iPhone On Jun 8, 2017, at 9:31 AM, "cl...@juno.com" > wrote: A friend who is biking through the

[cayugabirds-l] Sodus Point Laughing Gull

2017-06-08 Thread metetlow
I know this was text alerted and put on bird ebird when Mike Gullo found it Saturday and this adult Laughing Gull continued on the east pier at Sodus Point at noon yesterday. Mike Tetlow Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Fledgling(?) Louisiana Waterthrush(es) @ Mulholland

2017-06-08 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Jogging through the Mulholland Preserve at Six Mile Creek this morning, I had two encounters with low-flying Louisiana Waterthrushes chipping loudly. Without binoculars, I got to see one close in a tree, looking fully fledged but lacking a tail (which didn't stop it from bobbing), behaving as if

Re: [cayugabirds-l] bald eagle swimming?

2017-06-08 Thread cl...@juno.com
Thanks all! I've sent all of your first-hand accounts on to my friends. Alas, that ranger will have to look up the answers for himself... Colleen Richards Affordable Wireless Plans Set up is easy. Get online in minutes. Starting at

RE:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: June 08, 2017

2017-06-08 Thread Sandra Lynn Babcock
Hi Nari, I live off of Ellis Hollow Road (on Hartwood) and I have a pair of pileateds (and occasionally their offspring) that eat at our suet feeders several times a day, starting in May. They tend to disappear in late August and then we don't see them for the entire winter. I've always

[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nests

2017-06-08 Thread John Confer
One persistent pair of Merlins! One of the nests I am monitoring is likely by a pair that successfully raised 5 young last year in a nest about 400 m from the current nest. The current nest is in the back yard of a family with three, young kids. Two days ago, I walked up to check on the nest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOY House Wren

2017-06-08 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
We FINALLY saw a female hummer 20 May. Next time was 27 May. 3rd time was 4 June. Feeder is outside our kit. window. First BLUEBIRDS & HOUSE WRENS hatched 5 days ago. TREE SWALLOWS hatched yesterday. Swallow box is on the clothes line arm, 27 ft. from the house & where we & others walk by.