Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-25 Thread John Confer
Hi Suan, Thanks for posting that. Mammals are rarely captured by Merlin, but not never. Adults often remove the tail and head before they bring it to nestlings. That has been a frustration when I tried to identify prey, which I did for 50 prey. None of them were mammals, but dead floppy

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-25 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 7:20 AM John Confer wrote: > Hi Suan, > >Thanks for posting that. > >Mammals are rarely captured by Merlin, but not never. Adults often > remove the tail and head before they bring it to nestlings. That has been a > frustration when I tried to identify prey, which

[cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Marie P. Read
Hi all, I took a short walk around Salt Pt this morning (9-10 am) with the goal of checking out Myers Pt spit for Caspian Terns. None of those yet but I did see some cool birds, the best of which was multiple Baltimore Orioles (adult male and female, plus at least 4 juveniles all foraging in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Tuesday at my east shore beach, I saw a Caspian Tern fly over. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone On Jul 25, 2019, at 5:48 PM, Marie P. Read mailto:m...@cornell.edu>> wrote: Hi all, I took a short walk around Salt Pt this morning (9-10 am) with the goal of checking out Myers Pt spit for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Judith Thurber
The Baltimore Orioles frequently coming faithfully for grape jelly end of May, in June and earlier in July have not been seen in at least a week. The catbird stills comes. Think Orioles must have started moving around—away. I miss them. They are so beautiful! Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Wonderful. I wonder if orioles are around but wandering more widely, after their chicks are out, and we don't see them because they're not staying put singing any more but ranging widely wherever there is food? I recently saw several orchard orioles flying around Hog Hole, and several more of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Carol Keeler
There were Caspian Terns at the end of the wildlife drive on Tuesday. They were rather distant. My orioles are still here and coming for the jelly. The juveniles were finally eating jelly on their own. I still have my Grosbeaks coming. I have a pair of House Wrens nesting in a birdhouse

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Today, I had not only my regular Catbirds at the jelly feeder (with half an orange), but an adult and a juvenile B. Oriole came to feed! They ate suet, as well as jelly and orange. At night the flying squirrels eat the jelly & suet, too! Donna L. Scott 535 Lansing Station Road Lansing From:

[cayugabirds-l] Mergs on float

2019-07-25 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I have been seeing here by the east shore a family of 8 Common Mergansers, I presume the mother and 7 young, although they are all the same size. One day one of them caught quite a large fish and then swallowed it quickly when its sibs zoomed over to steal it! I was surprised it was able to get