RE: [cayugabirds-l] Anyone missing a Red-tailed Hawk?

2013-04-22 Thread Liz Brown
There is a young falconer right in that neighborhood, on Bower Rd. She's a friend of my daughter's; I'll contact her to see if she's lost her hawk. -Liz Brown From: bounce-83898573-25000...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-83898573-25000...@list.cornell.edu

RE:[cayugabirds-l] bird food question - natural history

2013-10-15 Thread Liz Brown
It looks like the seed capsule of some kind of agrimony (Agrimonia sp.). We've got several species around here. -Liz Brown From: bounce-108825112-25000...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-108825112-25000...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin J. McGowan Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 10:30

[cayugabirds-l] Starling poetry slam

2013-12-16 Thread Liz Brown
the gap and fled, pursued by the other. -Liz Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

RE: [cayugabirds-l] osprey at Salt Point

2014-03-31 Thread Liz Brown
As I was driving down Rte 89 towards Ithaca this morning, just past the Pines, an osprey carrying a big fish flew, low, several hundred yards along the roadway just in front of me. -Liz From: bounce-113837959-25000...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-113837959-25000...@list.cornell.edu] On

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Mystery Mallard - Stewart Park today

2014-04-09 Thread Liz Brown
Here's information on the Cayuga duck from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/cayuga I know of several small farm flocks in the Ithaca area. -Liz Brown -Original Message- From: bounce-114244248-25000

[cayugabirds-l] Tues. April 15 at Mann Library, 'Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives On' with Tim Gallagher

2014-04-09 Thread Liz Brown
With ancient roots in Mesopotamia and Central Asia, falconry also finds impassioned practitioners in North America. Please join us for a talk with Tim Gallagher to learn more about the sport of falconry. Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives on in America Timothy Gallagher Tuesday, April 15, 4:00pm

[cayugabirds-l] cowbird?

2015-02-12 Thread Liz Brown
ideas? I'll try to get a picture if it comes back. Thanks, Liz Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Raven and goat

2015-03-21 Thread Liz Brown
While I was doing chores this morning (outside of Mecklenburg) I saw a wonderful interaction between a raven and my goat. I feed the crows, and it's not uncommon for our resident ravens to drop in and have a snack. This morning, as I was filling water buckets, I heard an odd, bell-like voice.

[cayugabirds-l] Sandhill crane

2017-02-22 Thread Liz Brown
Hi all, A single sandhill crane passed over my place outside of Mecklenburg this morning, calling as it flew. Isn't it early? -Liz -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Ravens on the move...

2016-09-25 Thread Liz Brown
and began flying purposefully towards Ithaca. Any ideas what that was all about? Liz Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfiguratio

[cayugabirds-l] Oddly colored red-winged blackbird

2021-04-21 Thread Liz Brown
I had an oddly colored red-winged blackbird at my feeder today. Head, breast, and back black like an adult male. Red and yellow epaulets. BUT - the black breast ends in a pretty clear line, and below that line, the breast is a streaky salmon color. There's also an additional thin white bar on

[cayugabirds-l] Baltimore oriole and barn swallows

2021-04-27 Thread Liz Brown
FOY barn swallows and Baltimore oriole at my place in Mecklenburg today. The oriole is a week earlier than he's ever been. Liz Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock in Mecklenburg

2021-03-11 Thread Liz Brown
I heard my first woodcock of the year this evening. A wonderful end to a beautiful day. -Liz Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Question about "blackbirds."

2021-03-13 Thread Liz Brown
Here's something I wonder about every spring, when the big mixed flocks of grackles, blackbirds, cowbirds, and starlings show up: Why do all our black passerines (with the exception of crows and ravens) hang out together? There aren't any small black birds who DON'T join these big flocks, are

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Chickadee flock?

2021-02-20 Thread Liz Brown
of the coolest things I've ever seen, and I'm kind of glad that it was pre-cell-phone-camera, and I just carry the image in my mind. -Liz Brown From: bounce-125403508-25000...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Rachel Lodder Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:23 PM

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oddly colored red-winged blackbird

2021-04-23 Thread Liz Brown
: Friday, April 23, 2021 7:01 AM To: sarah fern ; Liz Brown Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Oddly colored red-winged blackbird Orchard oriole? Jill Leichter Get Outlook for iOS<https://aka.ms/o0ukef> From: bounce-125569724-87248...@list.corne

[cayugabirds-l] Injured GBH

2021-09-04 Thread Liz Brown
Hi all, A GBH comes to our small pond to hunt every day. Today he (I'll use that pronoun for simplicity's sake) showed up with a nasty wound on his right shoulder. He can still fly, obviously, because he flew here. But the wound is large, and looks bad. Is there anything we can or should do

[cayugabirds-l] Follow-up on injured GBH

2021-09-07 Thread Liz Brown
Thanks all, for your responses! The heron continues to arrive daily, and is hunting and eating. We've decided to just leave him alone. Thanks again, Liz -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES