* New York
* June 15, 2020
* NYSY 06. 15. 20
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
June 08 2020 to June 15, 2020
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covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands
After reading Mark Chao's report of his weekend visit to the Summerland Farm
preserve, I finished chores and vol. work, packed a lunch and went there for
The small yellow Finger Lakes Trail signs on Blackmun Hill Rd. are easy to
miss, but I found them thanks to the good
Im all for leaving the nest alone is best. I do have a question though. I
thought house finches were non native?
On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 12:34 PM wrote:
> For the gentleman who intends to move a House Finch nest. It would be a
> violation of the MBTA
> Here's a quick but inclusive overview:
I am hoping someone can tell me or direct me to some information, please.
We have some purple finches nesting on our front porch in a hanging basket. I
saw they have laid eggs. My wife wants them gone (I am the softee..) as they
make quite a mess when the young hatch…It was
I suggest you move the entire basket.
On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 6:00 AM Rustici, Marc
> Good Morning,
> I am hoping someone can tell me or direct me to some information, please.
> We have some purple finches nesting on our front porch in a hanging
> basket. I saw they have laid
I agree with Asher. If you cannot tolerate purple finches nesting on your porch
for a few weeks you need to move the whole basket. I cannot imagine how you
would fasten the nest securely in the tree otherwise. But be aware that it is
illegal to mess around with an active nest, meaning one with
How about putting a small weighted down tarp under the basket to catch any
Technically it is illegal to move or interfere with a native bird’s nest.
Even after the eggs hatch - for a while - there isn’t too much mess because the
parent birds carry away the fecal sacks from
Ooh! I wish that was my front porch! I’d happily tolerate the mess during the
short nestling period (2 weeks), in exchange for the charming natural history
lesson. Maybe put up a “Please Excuse Our Mess” sign for my human neighbors,
like a business undergoing refurb.
> On Jun 15, 2020,
Are you sure it’s a purple finch?
On Behalf Of Rustici, Marc
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 8:00 AM
To: 'k...@empireaccess.net' ; lajews...@yahoo.com
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] The Bald Eagle: A
Correction…. Thanks for asking…. It is a house finch…
Thanks for all the advice. I am thinking moving the flowers might be the best
solution for my wife…. I doubt I will convince her to not water the flowers
and not sure the finch would like losing her hiding place and being exposed… I
This weekend, Miyoko, Tilden, and I paid our first visit to the Finger
Lakes Land Trust’s Summerland Farm Preserve in Caroline.
Dr. Anne Boyer donated these 140 acres to the Land Trust in the summer of
2019. The preserve comprises a vast meadow of tall grass and wildflowers,
as well as deep
For the gentleman who intends to move a House Finch nest. It would be a
violation of the MBTA
Here's a quick but inclusive overview:
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, codified at 16 U.S.C. §§ 703-712,
is a United States federal law, first enacted in 1916 to implement the
convention for the
For the first time ever in my Cayuga Heights yard, I have had a pair of
Baltimore Orioles still feeding at my jelly feeder. In previous years they are
just here for a few days.
I am hoping since they have stayed (for at least 6 weeks ) they are nesting
Any thoughts on this from birders
I have several B. Orioles still eating my grape jelly (along with catbirds,
chipmunks, gray squirrels, and raccoons and maybe flying squirrels at night).
I know of at least 2 BO nests right in my woodsy, bushy yard and at least one
nest in a nearby oak tree in a neighbor's yard.
I gave up on
I must admit I’ve always wondered about the “bird parts” bit. It’s one thing
to pluck a living bird or kill it for its feathers, but if I pick up a feather
from the ground, apparently it’s still illegal to keep it. The rest makes good
I'm betting a House Finch--sounds like a more typical nest spot for them.
But what a joy--would love to have them on my porch!!!
At 09:27 AM 6/15/2020, Marty Schlabach wrote:
>Are you sure itâs a purple finch?
It’s in the enforcement. How would anyone know if you killed a bird for its
feathers or if you found them? Safest thing for birds is no possession of parts.
On Behalf Of Sandra J. Kisner
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 12:40 PM
It seems to me that relocating the basket to a spot with less human traffic
would be beneficial to the birds and more conducive to nesting success.
While this may be technically a violation of the law, it does not in my
opinion fly in the face of the intent of the law.
I have redirected traffic
It's also interesting to me that the law allows exceptions to the "parts"
possession. Native Americans are allowed to possess/use feathers from hawks
and eagles (among others) for ceremonial (and more, I am not sure)
purposes. It seems a bizarre accomodation in an area where much more
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