RE: [cayugabirds-l] Help with bird song?

2019-06-08 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Hi! I am no expert but if a junco, it should be possible to spot? I've stalked quite a few, to try and see if I can notice a difference between them and Chipping sparrows. And in my experience at least, both species tend to sit at the outer end of a branch when singing, often "2 o'clock", less

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-11 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Thanks for this intriguing report. It reminds me of a bald eagle nest I saw in the middle of Hamilton, NY, a town about 1 1/2 hrs east of Ithaca. This July 3, I saw three grown bald eagle chicks getting ready to fly, sitting on branches around the nest, one even tried a short round flying

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Migrants

2019-09-14 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
What a lucky occasion! Such flocks seem rare. I have not seen any of these birds migrating this fall, no warblers, despite a number of excursions. I think I have seen just one Yellow-rumped warbler. In Lindsay Parsons the other day, the only migrants were 2-3 warbling vireos (also, a couple

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Salt Pt Baltimore and Orchard Orioles

2019-07-25 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
Wonderful. I wonder if orioles are around but wandering more widely, after their chicks are out, and we don't see them because they're not staying put singing any more but ranging widely wherever there is food? I recently saw several orchard orioles flying around Hog Hole, and several more of

[cayugabirds-l] "The mass disappearance of North American birds"

2019-09-19 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
. McGowan Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:26 PM To: Laura Stenzler; CAYUGABIRDS-L; Magnus Fiskesjo "Watch this space!" Look for some fascinating, and depressing information about this topic in the next couple of weeks! Kevin Kevin J. McGowan, Ph.D. Project Manager Distance Learni

RE: [cayugabirds-l] US population trends; time frame for bird study

2019-09-26 Thread Magnus Fiskesjo
As an anthropologist I'd advise to be careful, in public campaigns at least, with arguments about overpopulation. It can easily backfire, because let's face it, most people on the planet care more about people than birds or animals or nature. And this is probably one big reason why