[cayugabirds-l] Pileated pair

2020-04-12 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Usually I see just the male pileated woodpecker eating suet at my back deck feeders, but today at the same time I had a pair of them (m & f)! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Rusty blackbirds

2020-04-12 Thread Therese O'Connor
About 3 doz in Sapsucker woods no. side of Boy Pileated trail. On Sun, Apr 12, 2020, 9:59 AM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Usually I see just the male pileated woodpecker eating suet at my back > deck feeders, but today at the same time I had a pair of them (m & f)! > > Donna Scott > Lansing > Sent

[cayugabirds-l] Meyers Park

2020-04-12 Thread Laura Stenzler
Hi 4 Bonapartes gulls, 3 with black heads and one still in winter plumage, 1 caspian tern on sandbar with ringbilled and herring gulls, 2 female hooded mergansers, 2 common mergansers, several bufflehead, 1 kingfisher and 1 mink at Meyers Point, 11:45 am. Laura Laura Stenzler

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

2020-04-12 Thread AB Clark
At the risk of making this a longer-than-wanted discussion, I will briefly answer—and then retreat! I just read Magnus’ report on Louder et al’s study from U Illinois and downloaded the actual paper and here is the story. No one is leaving at 3 am! Or flying out of a nest as a nestling.

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meyers Park

2020-04-12 Thread Diane Morton
Also at Myers Park - a pair of Merlins! Very vocal - we saw them copulate, and one of the merlins flew to a nest in a pine tree near Pavilion A. Diane On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 11:48 AM Laura Stenzler wrote: > Hi > 4 Bonapartes gulls, 3 with black heads and one still in winter plumage, 1 >

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Meyers Park

2020-04-12 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Cool. That’s the old Fish Crow nest. Merlins sure do love Fish Crow nests! They’re using them all over town. Kevin From: bounce-124541773-3493...@list.cornell.edu On Behalf Of Diane Morton Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:07 PM To: Laura Stenzler Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l]

[cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Karen Edelstein
We had a beautiful Eastern Towhee foraging and singing in the yard this afternoon. I think this is the first time that I've had one as a yardbird here in 30 years. Salmon Creek valley Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey at Stewart Park in Ithaca

2020-04-12 Thread Patrizia Sione
Building nest as we speak on power utility pole by the inlet (near playground). Patrizia -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Ken Haas
I had our FOY Towhee ( 2, in fact) here in my backyard near Mecklenberg today. Since Project Feeder Watch was extended by a month, it’s the first time I’ve ever in the 20 years I’ve been doing it, I’ve recorded a Towhee for PFW. Other first time PFD records (all in April) are Pine Warbler,

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Meyers Park

2020-04-12 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Yes, there is a bit. They both look pretty much the same, and they’re often located in the same general area of trees (except that Fish Crows can nest WAY high in deciduous trees). In general, Fish Crows use more sticks and don’t make a mud-and-grass-filled center layer. So, for American Crows

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

2020-04-12 Thread Dave Nutter
Thanks, Anne, for clearing that up. It’s much less bizarre that the fledglings, after being old enough fly well, move out of the host territory at dusk to roost, but still fascinating because it’s not clear why they should leave if they are only going back again in the morning. Maybe they don’t

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

2020-04-12 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Thanks! Yes Indeed it seems that in the 2015 study, cowbird youngsters (*fledglings*) were *spending the night away* from their slave parents and then return *not* to the *nest* but to the foster parents' location -- for more slave feeding. This scenario does make more sense, yes, so it may

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
One sang in my yard in Forest Home, Ithaca -- but after singing for 2 days, it stopped and was gone. Migrating, just passing through perhaps? -- Magnus Fiskesjö n...@cornell.edu From: bounce-124541908-84019...@list.cornell.edu

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Nancy Cusumano
We had one on the black diamond trail this morning, between Garrett and Perry City but closer to Garrett. On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 4:48 PM Magnus Fiskesjo wrote: > > One sang in my yard in Forest Home, Ithaca -- but after singing for 2 > days, it stopped and was gone. Migrating, just passing

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Eastern towhee

2020-04-12 Thread Melissa Groo
Our Towhee is back today (or at least this morning is the first time I've heard him) here at our home in Caroline. Just repeatedly uttering the "drink" part of "drink-your-tea." One day earlier than I registered his return last year. Melissa On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM Nancy Cusumano wrote:

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

2020-04-12 Thread Regi Teasley
“Young Cowbirds won’t you come out tonight? Come out tonight? Come out tonight And dance by the light of the moon.”  Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson. > On Apr 12, 2020, at 4:47 PM, Magnus Fiskesjo

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-rumped Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Pine Warbler

2020-04-12 Thread Sandy Podulka
All in our woods in Brooktondale, the warblers singing. Along the Belle School Rd RR Grade, heard Brown Thrasher, Carolina Wren, and 3 Virginia Rails, 2 doing a duet grunt! Sandy Podulka -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] 20+ Ruby-crowns

2020-04-12 Thread Geo Kloppel
I came across a loose flock of twenty some Ruby-crowned Kinglets foraging (and singing) along Beech Hill Brook in the Lindsay-Parsons Preserve early this morning. Can’t swear there weren’t any Golden-crowns among them, but I didn’t spot any, or hear any either. A couple of Brown Creepers were

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Meyers Park

2020-04-12 Thread Gary Kohlenberg
Kevin, Is there any differences in Fish Crow nest construction from A. Crow ? Gary On Apr 12, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Kevin J. McGowan wrote:  Cool. That’s the old Fish Crow nest. Merlins sure do love Fish Crow nests! They’re using them all over town. Kevin From: