[cayugabirds-l] Loon migration alert - Sat morning

2020-11-20 Thread Bill Evans
Thanks to all who posted loon migration reports last week. While I realize my credibility has taken a hit as a big flight prognosticator, all signs look good for a HEFTY loon flight tomorrow morning (Saturday 21Nov). If you’d like to report numbers using the old protocol developed by Bob

[cayugabirds-l] darn turkeys

2020-11-20 Thread Karen
First of all, I love my turkey coming in to my feeder, BUT They are large and hungry. In early fall, a flock of 21 started to come in eating the whole kernel and cracked corn I put on the ground. At first they were wary. If I walked out to the car they took flight banging into branches and going

[cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Peter Saracino
So I hung strings of Christmas lights on the porch the other day but didn't put the bulbs in yet. They're easier to string without the bulbs. I finally got around to screwing the bulbs in this morning only to find single, unopened black oil sunflower seeds in a few of the places into which one

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
You’ll want to pry them out. Some years ago, a squirrel stashed sunflower seeds into my exhaust pipe. OMG, there’s nothing on earth that stinks as bad as burning sunflower seeds! (:-) __ Chris Pelkie Data Manager; IT Support Center for Conservation Bioacoustics Cornell Lab of

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Robyn Bailey
Working from home, and my home being a log cabin, I see birds throughout the day coming and caching seeds in between the logs and windowsills…anywhere they can fit it. Mostly chickadee, titmouse, and red-bellied woodpecker are the ones I see doing it. It’s fun to think of them using my house

[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma/swans

2020-11-20 Thread Judith Jones
Very satisfying trip to Montezuma today. Tundra swans the star of the trip. About 75 in the bays off Rt 89N that were no longer there on the return trip at 3. Several thousand ducks in the main pool.  As we watched about 200 Tundra swans came floating in over a period of maybe 5 minutes.

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
My best memory of feeder birds caching was a number of years ago on a warm fall/winter day and I had my sliding door open so I could take pictures of the birds coming to the feeders on my deck. I had my camera on a tripod just inside the open door. I was doing something on the computer on the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Birds' secret caches

2020-11-20 Thread Peter Saracino
Thanks for sharing gentlemen. I absolutely love these stories!! In this Season of Thankfulness I'm truly thankful for the joy these creatures bring to our lives. Stay safe and well all. Pete Sar On Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 7:08 PM Kevin J. McGowan wrote: > My best memory of feeder birds caching was a