[cayugabirds-l] Why cowbirds foster their eggs to other birds

2011-06-26 Thread Marilyn Ray
is true? If so, what was the food the birds got from following the buffalo that they could not get elsewhere? Thanks, Marilyn Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2011-12-18 Thread Marilyn Ray
before I saw a Towhee in the leaves on the hillside. Have other seen Towhees this time of year? Are they frequent ground feeders below sees feeders? Marilyn Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Rose Breasted Grosbeak

2014-04-30 Thread Marilyn Ray
I also has one male red breasted grosbeak at my platform feeder on Besemer Road (edge W. edge of Brooktondale) Sunday, but has not seen one since...Marilyn Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Question about an usual oriole

2014-05-09 Thread Marilyn Ray
. It was absolutely beautiful. Is this a known variant, or a common variation and something I should have seen before? Marilyn Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Downy WP behavior

2016-08-12 Thread Marilyn Ray
Hi all, We have one oriole feeder hanging from the eve in front of a dining room window on the back fo the house and one HB feeder hanging in front of the living room window on the front to the house. For years we have had HBs and Orioles feeding at both. If one feeder has a visitor another

[cayugabirds-l] F Orchard Oriole

2020-05-04 Thread Marilyn Ray
This morning we had our first ever orchard oriole feeding at our oriole.  Then a few minutes ago it was back feeding at split orange fastened to our deck railing. Such a treat. Marilyn Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] RBGB

2020-05-10 Thread Marilyn Ray
We've had a female RBGB around the feeders for about two weeks, but no males until yesterday.  What a relief to have him return and know things are okay.   Marilyn Ray -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

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

2021-02-04 Thread Marilyn Ray
We live on the edge of Brooktonville. On 2/3/2021 3:41 PM, Carol Cedarholm wrote: > 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