[cayugabirds-l] Unusual flock

2021-02-03 Thread Bob Anderson
This morning in the middle of a downtown snow squall a swarm of birds descended on my ornamental crab apple. There were about 40 CEDAR WAXWINGS, 3 ROBINS and 4 STARLINGS. They zoomed around for several minutes before being scared off by a passing snowplow. Very exciting. Bob --

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about white-throated sparrows

2021-02-03 Thread Marilyn Ray
About seven or eight winters ago, we had a pair of white throats all winter and have had them ever since until last year when we had our usual pair plus maybe two more and nor we've had about six or seven all this winter.  The first winter the pair only ate from fallen seeds beneath the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about white-throated sparrows

2021-02-03 Thread Carol Cedarholm
I'm wondering where you all live? In the country? I have had one only rarely and live in town in Ithaca. But the last few weeks I have had one almost every day. On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 3:07 PM Marilyn Ray wrote: > About seven or eight winters ago, we had a pair of white throats all > winter

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about white-throated sparrows

2021-02-03 Thread Whitings
Hi, I have had three or four all winter and I live in the village of Skaneateles. They are very reliable. Diana Whiting dianawhitingphotography.com > On Feb 3, 2021, at 3:42 PM, Carol Cedarholm wrote: > >  > I'm wondering where you all live? In the country? I have had one only rarely >

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question about white-throated sparrows

2021-02-03 Thread Bobbie Monroe
On 2/2/2021 2:34 PM, Donna Lee Scott wrote: > I often have had WT Sparrows here in winter. > I have 2 now eating off ground where i scatter bird seed mix. > > Donna Scott > Lansing > Sent from my iPhone > > On Feb 2, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Linda Post Van Buskirk > wrote: > >>

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northward Bird migration already Lower Mississippi Valley / Texas

2021-02-03 Thread Wes Blauvelt
I noticed sightings of Tree Swallows at Breezy Point, Queens a couple of days ago. Perhaps the radar is seeing early swallow arrivals as they prepare to move up the Mississippi river valley? On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 6:14 AM David Nicosia wrote: > All, > > I noticed some bird migration echoes in

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50+ Robins /Florida Robins

2021-02-03 Thread David Nicosia
I saw a nice flock of around 20 american robins on lower lake road northwest Cayuga Lake January 23rd. There were probably even more. On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 4:50 PM Donna Lee Scott wrote: > Meanwhile, my brother in Bradenton Florida, south of Tampa Bay, reports > that 1000s of Robins are coming

[cayugabirds-l] Northward Bird migration already Lower Mississippi Valley / Texas

2021-02-03 Thread David Nicosia
All, I noticed some bird migration echoes in the lower Mississippi valley and Texas early this morning. It's only early February. Birdcast shows this early migratory push. see https://birdcast.info/migration-tools/live-migration-maps/ The birds were moving north so they are not wintering birds

[cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club scholarships for youth and educators to learn about birds

2021-02-03 Thread Diane Morton
Cayuga Bird Club is pleased to announce that we are making several scholarships available for young people and educators for our online course, *Spring Ornithology with Steve Kress*. This eight-week course will be held by Zoom webinars on Tuesday evenings, March 30 - May 18, 2021, 7 - 9 pm. We

[cayugabirds-l] Bluebird sleeping quarters

2021-02-03 Thread Laura J. Heisey
Each night, there are 4 Eastern Bluebirds tucking themselves into crooks and crannies of a locust tree behind my house. They gather on the tree in the afternoon and emerge at first light. I can't tell them apart so I wonder if they each go to the same spot or if they vie for the choicest

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northward Bird migration already Lower Mississippi Valley / Texas

2021-02-03 Thread Jody Enck
Purple Martins also have been reported in the states bordering the Gulf for the last 2 weeks or so. Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist, and Founder of the Sister Bird Club Network 607-379-5940 On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM Wes Blauvelt wrote: > I noticed sightings of Tree

Re: [cayugabirds-l] 50+ Robins /Florida Robins

2021-02-03 Thread Peter Saracino
My cousin in northwestern Florida also reporting lots of Robin's in his lawn! Pete Sar On Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 8:04 AM David Nicosia wrote: > I saw a nice flock of around 20 american robins on lower lake road > northwest Cayuga Lake January 23rd. There were probably even more. > > On Tue, Feb 2,