Date: 3/15/17 10:11 am
From: Peter <psaracin...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Feeder birds
I have a song sparrow as well Dave.....along with 2 white throats (of
different flavors) along with lots of blackbirds (red wings, grackles,
starlings) and a female cardinal eating suet!!

Stay warm all. Can Spring be far away?
Pete Sar


On 3/14/2017 10:30 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:
> I, too, did some feeder-watching this afternoon. I was hoping for a Fox Sparrow, a species which I saw in my yard a few years back during a late heavy snowstorm. My hopes were raised briefly by what turned out to be a Song Sparrow, which eventually fed on a suet/seed block, a behavior I hadn't seen before. I guess that bird must innovate to stay fed.
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> I also saw an Icterid which I expected to be a local Red-winged Blackbird, since they have been in the area and even sung from my yard, where they nest. Instead it turned out to be a Rusty Blackbird, a new species for my yard, although there is a bit of woods and wetland adjacent. I think it was visiting feeders at my neighbor's.
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