[cayugabirds-l] Advice on attracting a screech owl

2021-05-07 Thread Barbara B. Eden
I just ordered an Owl house with great hopes of attracting them to my backyard. There is a mature canopy ( I live in Cayuga Heights) and I am looking for pointers on the best path to success. I assume this is late in the season for Owls but hope to attach it next week. This is the one I

[cayugabirds-l] Orange Crowned @ Hawthorn

2021-05-07 Thread Suan Yong
Like yesterday hawthorn orchard was again relatively quiet today, nashville warblers continuing to be the dominant singer, with a good number of white crowned sparrows singing and foraging in the freshly and messily mown grass, joining a seemingly diminishing number of white throated sparrows.

[cayugabirds-l] white throat sparrows

2021-05-07 Thread Judith Jones
I have had a small group of white throated sparrows in my yard for the last 3 days. The color variability is one Ive never seen. One with the usual white throat and white stripes on head, several with tan stripes and tan throat, and one with white throat and tan stripes on head.  Is this

[cayugabirds-l] Immature red-winged blackbird

2021-05-07 Thread Fredric Kardon
We get many red-winged blackbirds at our feeder. On May 6 we saw a juvenile/immature one, which we have never seen before. Is this a 2020 hatchling which hasn't molted yet? You can see photos at: https://ebird.org/checklist/S87318675 Thanks, Fred Kardon -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Orioles at Salt Point Natural Area

2021-05-07 Thread Martha Hoffman
Hello All- My husband and I went for a morning bird walk at Salt Point where we had multiple Orchard Oriole sightings!! At one point we saw 4 males and 1 female simultaneously in/near a flowering apple tree along the southern leg of the trail. 2 male Baltimores were also in the tree at the

[cayugabirds-l] Rainbow of birds!

2021-05-07 Thread Donna Lee Scott
Dark-chestnut male Orchard Oriole, FOY Yard bird here today! Along with several brilliant orange & muted-orange B Orioles. Cardinals & Goldfinch are bright regulars, along with purpley Grackles. Yellow Warblers search the tree blossoms for bugs. Green-backed, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds sip

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Orange Crowned @ Hawthorn

2021-05-07 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
As pointed out by several people, I meant of course Orange-Crowned Warbler. That's what happens when trying to type on your phone while walking down the recway, I guess. (Hard to blame auto-correct for this one, though.) Meanwhile, it's interesting that the OCWA did not fire off an ebird alert as