[cayugabirds-l] Flicker taking refuge on a trunk face

2020-04-10 Thread AB Clark
A pair of flickers just followed one after other up trunk of large ash, on E side of tree. After one flew, the other has clung to the trunk, with its head folded back, bill down into its feathers, in “roosting” position, if you can imagine. A red v located very weirdly at the top off the

[cayugabirds-l] Raptor Videos

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
In case you're not on the Facebook "Raptor I.D." group. Jerry Liguori has asked to let folks know that a friend of his is uploading several hundred of his bird videos to youtube for everyone's education/enjoyment. There are already a few hundred uploaded and more coming. You can find them here:

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Flicker taking refuge on a trunk face

2020-04-10 Thread Robyn Bailey
Interesting observation, Anne. A few months ago, we were startled by a banging sound on our back door at night. When I went to look, I found a flicker appearing to fly into the door repeatedly, but which might have just been it trying to perch on the wooden door edge (where it meets a glass

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Flicker taking refuge on a trunk face

2020-04-10 Thread khmo
Reminds of one here the last few days who has been probing the same 10 square feet of grass. We had a handsome male Towhee here today double-clutching for hours to move snow while seed searching. --- John and Sue Gregoire 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818-9626 "Conserve and Create Habitat" N

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2020-04-10 Thread Bill Roberts
We have had White-throated Sparrows and Song Sparrows in our yard and yesterday our first Chipping Sparrow of 2020 arrived. I will post some photos on eBird. Bill Roberts Aurora -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds II

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
I suppose EVERY cowbird now returning to the Northeast had foster parents!! The ultimate case of "drop and run" Sar -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-10 Thread Peter Saracino
I was having a cup of coffee looking out the window at 3 male and 3 female cowbirds going at the sunflower seeds. As I watched them it dawned on me that all of them were raised by foster parents!!! According to the Lab of O: "the cowbird does not depend exclusively on a single host species; it has

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-10 Thread Michael H. Goldstein
Cowbirds are crazier than you think…check out the research by Meredith West and Andrew King on the role of female cowbirds (who don’t sing) in shaping the development of juvenile males' song by using rapid wing gestures: http://www.indiana.edu/~aviary/Research/female%20visual%20displays.pdf