[cayugabirds-l] Snow Buntings A.Tree Sparrows, Dodge Rd

2011-01-08 Thread Nari Mistry
!), Juncos, etc Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings, see http://www.artbynari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://www.mail-archive.com

[cayugabirds-l] Dodge Rd: Mockingbird, Bluebirds

2011-01-14 Thread Nari Mistry
Finches and lots of RTHawks. At one point as I was watching a low-flying RTHawk, in the field of view but far away a cloud of white-winged small birds arose settled. I walked all around for quite a while but could not find the presumed Buntings again. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow rd. -- Nari B

[cayugabirds-l] Caroliina Wren, Brown Creeper regulars in our yard this week

2011-02-13 Thread Nari Mistry
wondered whether there is any substantial discussion of how birds recognise their mates, or even gender in general? Is it known what birds look for ? Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings, see http://www.artbynari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren pair come to be counted today.

2011-02-21 Thread Nari Mistry
birds -- in spite of my efforts to persuade him away to seed elsewhere, cajole him, threaten him. In past years a CAWren pair has stayed around all year and even once nested in a brush pile. Hope they do again. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings

[cayugabirds-l] Tree sparrows

2011-03-06 Thread Nari Mistry
Since yesterday the lone Tree Sparrow, alone at our feeders since January, has found a companion or mate. The new sparrow is smaller and leaner-- female? Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings, see http://www.artbynari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] (Red)Squirrel-proofing feeders

2011-03-08 Thread Nari Mistry
in. On the same topic, the squirrels simply leave the safflower seed alone -- they don't like it. The birds will eat it happily, unless sunflower is easy to get. Cardinals love the safflower, particularly. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings, see http

[cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2011-04-26 Thread Nari Mistry
This morning, while the sun shone briefly, we were greeted by the loud song of an E.Towhee, amongst the songs of Wh Thr Sparrow, Goldfinch, HouseFinch and the rest of the chorus. Now the sun's hidden and so is the Towhee! Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2011-05-01 Thread Nari Mistry
, although at the feeders they never quarrel. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow rd -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1

[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn this morning

2011-05-21 Thread Nari Mistry
the south edge. -- Magnolia male, near the south edge. -- Blue-winged warbler -- Willow flycatcher (heard) -- Two Least flycatchers (heard) -- etc. Pleasant morning -- squish, squish... Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Carolina Wren serenade

2011-07-22 Thread Nari Mistry
is a young bird trying all his songs and trills. Some mornings his song seems loud enough as if he sitting at our bedroom window. Nari Mistry Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black Kite nest decorations

2011-01-21 Thread Nari Mistry
(!). -Nari Mistry At 8:37 AM -0500 1/21/11, Meena Haribal wrote: Chris et al, In India, at least those Black Kites (Milvus migrans govinda) that nested near my house or my office in Mumbai, preferred golden materials, especially those of fire cracker wrappers. And crows (Corvus splendens) preferred

[cayugabirds-l] Incredible-- backyard River Otter!

2011-04-11 Thread Nari Mistry
in the Inlet by Stewart Park, but this was at home -- wow! What an incredible experience. There's hope for wildlife yet! Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finches, Chipping sparrow, etc

2011-04-24 Thread Nari Mistry
on. A Y-bellied Sapsucker has been drumming all around for the past week too. No females seen yet. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins, Purple finches

2011-04-30 Thread Nari Mistry
the road. This seems a favorite spot which it explores every year. Nari Mistry Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Dodge Rd: Bobolinks, E.KINGBIRDS, Kestrel, Palm Warbler, etc.

2011-05-04 Thread Nari Mistry
now. Nari Mistry Ellis Hollow Rd -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds: Swainson's Thrush, S.Tanager, Magnolia Warbler

2011-05-14 Thread Nari Mistry
This evening, a Swainson's Thrush made a surprise appearance foraging on the ground outside our dining room window during dinner. On Friday a Scarlet Tanager showed up and added its song to that of our resident B.Orioles (two males) RBGrosbeaks (2 males +2 females) C.Yellowthroat, H.Wrens,

[cayugabirds-l] Myers: BlackBellied Plover

2011-06-15 Thread Nari Mistry
that were at L.Falls earlier and took off downstream around 10am. Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Backyard Hawk watch

2011-09-25 Thread Nari Mistry
fluttering south, one little dot resolved into an awesome Merlin flying south straight as an arrow with powerful fast wing beats. Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting bird interaction

2011-10-18 Thread Nari Mistry
jay immediately flew up, not directly to the stump, but a few feet away and hopped around a little, picking at random spots nonchalantly, as if uninterested. But he quickly made his way to the stump and looked in. At this, the RBWO zoomed up again and scared off the blue jay. Nari Mistry Ellis

[cayugabirds-l] Sunshine brings out Brown Creeper and Carolina Wren

2012-01-22 Thread Nari Mistry
Cassiar Junco). No Pine Siskins or Purple Finches have shown up here. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Backyard Raven and TV

2012-01-22 Thread Nari Mistry
and was chased away. The large size and the wedge tail was immediately recognizable, even w/o the mobbing crows. For several weeks there has been a deer carcass just outside the SE corner of our deer-fenced yard, which is why the TV and the Raven are interested. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow rd. -- Nari

[cayugabirds-l] Common Redpoll

2012-02-12 Thread Nari Mistry
I could report it. We're hoping for a cloud of Redpolls as we have had occasionally in years past, for the GBBC. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Wdpkr and Carolina Wren make backyard rounds for GBBC

2012-02-18 Thread Nari Mistry
A Pileated Woodpecker flew in and made the rounds of our backyard as we were observing for the GBBC today. A Carolina Wren also showed up again after weeks, singing all around the backyard, celebrating the count weekend. A Bluebird has been singing for several days. The lone Redpoll has not

RE:[cayugabirds-l] Has birding ethics changed?

2012-04-09 Thread Nari Mistry
OK to call it in closer. Some may think this restriction is extreme. Comments would be helpful. - Nari Mistry Subject: Has birding ethics changed? From: John and Sue Gregoirek...@empacc.net Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 09:36:19 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1 Perhaps I misunderstand the CayugaBirds posts

[cayugabirds-l] Two Pine Siskins

2012-04-22 Thread Nari Mistry
Two Pine Siskins showed up at our feeders this afternoon, with the usual flock of Goldfinches. Could they be the same two laggards that have been reported earlier? (I don't remember where those two were seen.) Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow rd. -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker woods this afternoon (Wed.)

2012-05-09 Thread Nari Mistry
the woods across the road, very low about 10-15 feet off the ground. I never found it again, but I am sure it was the B.Owl. Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER @ 3rd Tee (9:15am) Renwick birds

2012-05-17 Thread Nari Mistry
or heard over a tremendous racket of railroad cleaning equipment: Wood Thrush N. Oriole E. Phoebe Carolina Wren Red-eyed Vireo Red-bellied wdpkr Hairy Wdpkr A. Redstart --- Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com

Re:[cayugabirds-l] A gentle reminder from a digest reader

2012-10-29 Thread Nari Mistry
don't see the Digest don't realize how many times it is repeated in the same message.) Thanks, Nari Mistry -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Back-door Carolina Wren

2012-11-01 Thread Nari Mistry
Library audio list, but not in any other examples that I checked some years ago. Our wren trills very often, signaling its presence long before any loud song. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] American Pipit, at Dodge Stevenson Rds

2013-01-01 Thread Nari Mistry
a session right there. (More dogs than birds were seen!) Happy New Year, Nari Mistry -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES

[cayugabirds-l] Birders Hunters on Cayuga Lake

2013-01-07 Thread Nari Mistry
of birds to gain an advantage. I hope a reasonable course of action is chosen. Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Skittishness of large bird flocks -- Re: 200 Redpolls again

2013-01-11 Thread Nari Mistry
flocks that take off and return to the same spot every few moments. Does someone have a video of such behaviour to demonstrate whether this interpretation is correct? (However, this does not explain why flocks disappear from feeders for hours or days before returning.) Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated WPs and Redpolls

2013-03-09 Thread Nari Mistry
Nuthatches are zipping in and out to the feeders all day. I have never been able to decide whether the pair we have throughout every winter stay and nest here or whether it is another pair that moves in later in the spring and spends the summer here. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Nari B. Mistry

[cayugabirds-l] Hooded Mergansers on Fall Creek near Flat Rock

2013-03-17 Thread Nari Mistry
There was a trio of beautiful Hooded Mergansers on Fall Creek near the suspension bridge at Flat Rock, when we crossed at about 12:45pm after a long walk. Two males were escorting an elegant female, flashing their hoods in the sunlight and displaying non-competitively. Beavers have been cutting

[cayugabirds-l] YB Sapsucker; Raven, other yard birds

2013-04-02 Thread Nari Mistry
eggs!) ? I searched all around for a Fox Sparrow, but no luck. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch at feeders; and maple-sap popsicles for birds

2013-04-07 Thread Nari Mistry
and sipping the drips from these popsicles. I should have been smart enough to photograph this a few days ago, now the nights are too warm. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings, see http://www.artbynari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Dryden Lake -- Swamp sparrow (heard) waterfowl

2013-04-08 Thread Nari Mistry
This morning on a walk along the Schug trail by Dryden Lake, we heard but did not see a Swamp Sparrow in the swamp near the east end. Waterfowl seen: Pied-billed Grebes, Hooded Merganser, Common Mergansers (seven females flew in with a lone male), Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads, 3 pairs of N.

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow at last.

2013-04-14 Thread Nari Mistry
. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, New York For my paintings, see http://www.artbynari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Three Osprey at Stewart Park; two Yellow-Rumped warblers; Eared Grebe

2013-04-14 Thread Nari Mistry
Ann Mitchell's post reminded me to write that we saw three adult Osprey at Stewart Park over the Swan Pen pond, at around 1pm. One (female?) perched on a tree and kept calling while the other two circled overhead. Then they all flew off toward Hog Hole. There were also two Yellow-Rumped

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls Purple Finches

2013-04-21 Thread Nari Mistry
We still have Common Redpolls coming to our feeders today. There are also two male Purple Finches sitting next to a male House Finch in a seed tray, allowing a good comparison of the differences. Nice look at the curved vs. straight culmen of the beak. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds reared by harassed Junco Re:Cowbird being fed by probable Chipping Sparrow

2013-07-26 Thread Nari Mistry
. Never more! quoth the Junco. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- 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

[cayugabirds-l] RT Hawks mating already?

2014-01-09 Thread Nari Mistry
, which is supposed to start in mid-February? Nari Mistry -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

RE:[cayugabirds-l] bird hydration

2014-01-30 Thread Nari Mistry
The chickadees around our yard love to hover sip the maple-sap icicles that form on a red maple when the sap has started running. It's quite sweet, I have tasted it! Hydration and energy all in one. Nari Mistry Ellis Hollow Rd. Subject: RE: bird hydration From: Marie P. Readm...@cornell.edu

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Carolina wren 2.17.2014

2014-02-18 Thread Nari Mistry
. They kept going round and round, never got in. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Carolina wrens

2014-03-03 Thread Nari Mistry
hear the trilling and singing and see them skulking around our brush piles. We assumed they were a pair -- glad to know that is confirmed on the Lab of O page. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. Subject: Re: Carolina wrens From: John Greenlyj...@cornell.edu Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2014 14:23:21 -0500 X

[cayugabirds-l] Purple Finch; 4 Fox Sparrows; Snow Buntings H.Larks

2014-03-23 Thread Nari Mistry
Just before noon today, a lone female Purple Finch showed up at our feeders among the many House Finch pairs. No male as yet. At Monkey Run South Gin I met Chris Wood who told us about a Fox Sparrow on the railroad bed above his house, so we walked there and found four bright Fox Sparrows

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2014-11-16 Thread Nari Mistry
This morning a Fox Sparrow showed up under our feeders -- an unusual but very welcome visitor during Fall migration. (We get several in the Spring.) It seems to be staying around all day. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Winter birds, Ithaca area

2014-11-30 Thread Nari Mistry
the feeder. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. ___ __ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Cooper's Hawk at feeders for CBC

2015-01-01 Thread Nari Mistry
As we were rounding off our CBCount at our feeders after counting at E Hill Rec Way and Dodge Rd., an adult Cooper's Hawk swooped up to a perch in the box-elder, directly above our line of feeders and fiercely eyed the feeders below, sweeping her head rapidly back and forth many times. We were

Re:[cayugabirds-l] - CL Basin or Not?

2015-01-05 Thread Nari Mistry
side of a road may hop over to the South in the next few minutes. I don't think it would lead to any inconsistencies in the count numbers. (My apologies if this starts a whole new round of discussion.) Nari Mistry -- Subject: Re

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrows, Park Preserve (Baldwin Tract)

2015-04-21 Thread Nari Mistry
Last Sunday morning (April 19), Gin and I took a walk around the FLLT Park Preserve S.(Baldwin Tract) on a beautiful morning. On the Blue trail in the first field we heard two Field Sparrows singing, one from each side. Other notable birds: both Kinglets, a male YB Sapsucker in really bright

[cayugabirds-l] early Lincoln's Sparrow

2015-04-06 Thread Nari Mistry
off again when juncos landed on the feeder. I realize this is early for the average arrival date (I looked it up, it's May 3), but I am reasonably sure of the identification. I will report if it comes again. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd., Ithaca -- ___ -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Savannah Sparrow, Dodge Rd.

2015-04-03 Thread Nari Mistry
Phoebe singing in our yard. Nari Mistry Ellis Hollow Rd. -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] At last missing Red-br Nuthatch shows up

2016-02-23 Thread Nari Mistry
if any others have missed their regular RB Nuthatches this winter. I know there were several RB Nuthatches counted during the CBC on Jan.1, but not in our yard or in my Dodge Rd. count area. Thanks, Nari Mistry , Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Western tanager present at 10:30am, Cornell Campus

2016-02-28 Thread Nari Mistry
The Western Tanager was flitting around eating fruits from all the trees around the small Glen near Day Hall and the Campus store. We were there from ~10am to 10:30am. During that time many more birders came around and the friendly bird seemed to want to visit every group in turn right up

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered @ Sapsucker Woods

2016-04-11 Thread Nari Mistry
Gin & I were walking around the Wilson trail at SSW yesterday around 1 pm, when from the boardwalk we too heard loud cries of the Red-shouldered hawk. We did not see it anywhere near us. Nari & Gin Mistry -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated clock time & Spring rituals.

2016-03-04 Thread Nari Mistry
For some weeks now, at 4pm every day (within 5 minutes or so), two male Pileated Woodpeckers arrive and loudly announce their presence from our neighbor's tree. Sometimes they fly over to the box-elder next to our house to our suet feeder.. Today Gin and I went for a walk down Dodge Rd and on

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Nashville warbler; also Yellow Warbler

2016-04-29 Thread Nari Mistry
. Luckily I had my binoculars with me as I sat swinging in a hammock -- pretty hard to grab and focus on these birds at all while swinging! Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Red Breasted Nuthatches

2016-09-21 Thread Nari Mistry
rd in 2004 that stayed from Dec to June and possibly was breeding in our yard (see emails copied below.) Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. ===copied From email dated 3/3/2004== For several years we have had a pair of RedBreasted Nuthatches at our feeders throughout the year and sometimes a broo

[cayugabirds-l] Red Breasted Nuthatch pair, Purple Finches

2016-11-05 Thread Nari Mistry
returned, until two days ago when the second showed up. Both have been feeding since then. Also, since Oct.30 we have had two male Purple Finches and one female. A female P Finch always shows up before any males every year. Is this a normal pattern seen by others? Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd

[cayugabirds-l] Early 2017 feeder birds: RB nuthatch pair, Hairy Woodpecker; Gray fox tracks.

2017-01-01 Thread Nari Mistry
in the winter. Time to go off for the Bird Count down Dodge Rd. Happy New Year! Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] URGENT ALERT: Dodge Rd Spruce Woods may be cut down for massive Solar Farm on Dodge rd, STARTING in APRIL !!

2017-03-20 Thread Nari Mistry
There is urgent need for lovers of birds and wildlife along Dodge Rd. to be aware of imminent developments along Dodge Rd. The massive industrial scale solar farm proposed in all the Cornell owned fields along Dodge Rd and Stevenson Rd (as well as Turkey Hill Rd.) is planning to start

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated Woodpecker a daily visitor

2017-06-06 Thread Nari Mistry
and this morning he was back again at 7:30am. When we are outside gardening he zooms by, flying low on sweeping wings, quite a thrill. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Yard Merlin

2017-09-28 Thread Nari Mistry
but the Merlin sat around some more and finally flew off North. Its behavior made me suspect it was a young bird. Nari Mistry Ellis Hollow Rd -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker -- Continuing at Palmer Woods

2017-11-24 Thread Nari Mistry
Gin & I got to see the RH Woodpecker at Palmer Woods around noon today, courtesy of Wes Blauvelt  who kindly showed us where he had just seen it . We had been walking in the woods looking in all the wrong places around the top of the rise, but enjoying the balmy weather anyway when Wes came

[cayugabirds-l] Feeder seed preferences

2017-11-21 Thread Nari Mistry
Yesterday we decided to tally the feeder seed preferences of our bird visitors. Since we fill five feeders during the winter, all equally accessible in a row hanging from a wire within a span of ten feet, we thought it would be a fair test. At one end we have cedar and spruce for shelter, at

[cayugabirds-l] A little drama at our feeders

2018-01-04 Thread Nari Mistry
hawk finally flew off and away. Nari Mistry,  Ellis Hollow Rd. -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins and Purple Finches at feeders

2018-01-13 Thread Nari Mistry
This morning we have two Pine Siskins and two male Purple Finches at our feeders, among a hungry horde of birds in this challenging weather. One P.Finch was at the feeders yesterday. And when I was outside yesterday I heard a Pine Siskin clearly but was unable to find it. Nari & Gin Mistry

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Black vultures

2018-01-28 Thread Nari Mistry
This beautiful sunny afternoon at around 3:45pm Gin and I stopped at the Stevenson/Dodge Rd. junction to see if any Black Vultures would show up. Within a few minutes in the distance we saw four vulture types in close formation flying north towards us over Snyder Hill, flying straight and

[cayugabirds-l] Super-black feathers in Birds of Paradise

2018-02-01 Thread Nari Mistry
Curious readers may be interested in this evolutionary feature in Birds of Paradise . I have extracted below some paragraphs from a report in PhysicsWorld (UK). I don't have the reference to the original papers. Nari Mistry = Extracted from PhysicsWorld (UK)= Male

[cayugabirds-l] FOY Northern Orioles

2018-04-25 Thread Nari Mistry
two males show up and compete showing off on adjacent trees. One has been occasionally coming to our suet feeder this winter. Nari Mistry, Ellis Hollow Rd. -- ___ *Nari B. Mistry*, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: