Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-25 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 7:20 AM John Confer wrote: > Hi Suan, > >Thanks for posting that. > >Mammals are rarely captured by Merlin, but not never. Adults often > remove the tail and head before they bring it to nestlings. That has been a > frustration when I tried to identify prey, which

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-25 Thread John Confer
-123767908-25065...@list.cornell.edu on behalf of Suan Hsi Yong Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:59 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC This message originated from outside the Ithaca College email system. Stopped by GIAC this evening, one merlin (couldn't tell if parent

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Merlin nest GIAC

2019-07-23 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
Stopped by GIAC this evening, one merlin (couldn't tell if parent or young) was perched visibly until my attention caused it to hop behind some branches. They can definitely tell who's paying attention and who isn't, like the few dozen parents watching the ongoing basketball game. Anyhow, last

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