Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks Kyle. According to "The Birder's Handbook" one experiment showed that "acceptors" of cowbird eggs included many warblers, videos, phoebes, and song sparrows, while robins, catbirds, blue Jay's and brown Thrashers rejected such eggs. It should also be mentioned that "brood parasitism", while

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
This morning, a male cowbird singing, at Salt Point. Never heard that before. A very low volume series of thin crispy notes. No clucking, as in some recordings of its song. The bird sat very close, on top of the little pine/fur tree at the lakeside fork of the path to the Bluebird Path. It

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread AB Clark
I wonder if there has been some mis-intepretation either in the article or by subsequent readers. Cowbird young, like other passerines, leave the nest in the care of parents (foster or otherwise) and live outside the nest from then on. (OK individuals may hop outside during the day and return

[cayugabirds-l] History of Howland's Island presentation at 11 am TODAY

2020-04-11 Thread Johnson, Alyssa
Good morning, I will be offering a live presentation about the history of the last 90 years of Howland's Island. If you are unfamiliar, this is a part of the NYSDEC Northern Montezuma Wildlife Management Area and is fantastic for birding, hiking, paddling, and many other outdoor activities!

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Hi, I would love to know, and I sure wish I could find that article. I definitely recall that it said the cowbird chicks that were studied left their nest like 3am to go to the field ("party"), and then came back to the nest before dawn, to continue to pretend to be their slave parent's

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Kyle Gage
 Some other species such as yellow warbler will reject cowbird eggs or build a new nest over one w/cowbird eggs in it. I have seen a 2 layered nest before ( after the young have fledged) presumably a yellow warblers. Also, from Cornell’s NestWatch program: “ Those species which accept cowbird

[cayugabirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] History of Howland's Island presentation at 11 am TODAY

2020-04-11 Thread Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes
FYI, for those interested... Begin forwarded message: From: "'Johnson, Alyssa' [oneidabirds]">> Subject: [OneidaBirds] History of Howland's Island presentation at 11 am TODAY Date: April

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread John Confer
I, also, wonder about this report. I've had to handle nestlings for research purposes, always with fear and the most care possible. Nestlings don't stay in nests any longer than absolutely necessary because nests are depredated by raccoon, cat, weasel, skunk, raptors, etc. Nestlings generally

[cayugabirds-l] OOPS

2020-04-11 Thread W Larry Hymes
I meant to type MARCH 26th, rather than August. Larry === W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, === -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush

2020-04-11 Thread Sandy Podulka
Along Deputron Hollow Road this morning, wonderful to hear a singing Louisiana Waterthrush and Winter Wren, and to see a Hermit Thrush. Also, several Field Sparrows singing. Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2020-04-11 Thread W Larry Hymes
This morning we had a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on our lilac outside our kitchen window. Gorgeous bird. I thought I had reported last week, but we had two FOX SPARROWS, scritchy-scratching on the ground. We also SAW a CHIPPING SPARROW, rather than HEARD (as I had reported on August 26th).

[cayugabirds-l] RC Kinglet

2020-04-11 Thread Suan Yong
FOY Ruby-crowned Kinglet singing its bubbly song here in Commonland. Suan _ Composed by thumb and autocorrect. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush

2020-04-11 Thread Suan Yong
“My” six-mile-creek Louisiana Waterthrush is also back this afternoon, not singing like I was listening for, but calling its sharp chip calls as it surveyed its turf up back and forth along the creek before landing fairly close on a tree for good ID-confirming views of its tail-pumping

[cayugabirds-l] Palmer Woods, Sat 4/11

2020-04-11 Thread Mark Chao
On Saturday at Palmer Woods (north of A Lot on Cornell's campus), Miyoko Chu, our son Tilden Chao, and I found some recent arrivals, including a Blue-headed Vireo (seen also with Brad Walker), a Hermit Thrush (placidly sharing a fruiting shrub with an unusually beautiful female Eastern Bluebird),

"Juvenile cowbirds sneak out at night" - RE: [cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2020-04-11 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Thanks. Yes it's curious and hard-to-believe and I think that's why I remember so clearly reading about this in the Lab of O's Living Bird member's magazine, but as I said, can't find that article online--perhaps it is only in their printed version which I must have read 2017 or later.