Date: 4/26/18 5:29 am
From: James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks flycatching
There was an emergence of Camponotus pennsylvanicus (Black Carpenter Ant)
males yesterday and we noted the grosbeaks, Summer Tanagers, Great Crested
Flycatchers and mockingbirds all sallying out and capturing them. -jz

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 7:02 AM Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
wrote:

>
> JZ,
>
> Here in old Metairie, mine are also eating peanut butter suet. This
> morning, I counted 10 males and 4 females. They were coming in before
> daybreak. I suspect that the number of individuals is really higher than I
> can detect because some come in, then depart only to be replaced by an
> identical individual.
>
> A couple of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks flew over low before daybreak as
> well.
>
> Nan
>
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 5:19 PM, James W. Beck <loxosceles928...>
> wrote:
>
>> Like Nancy and others, we are enjoying good numbers of RBGRs in our yard
>> (with up to 18 today!). A new foraging behavior in this species (for me,
>> I believe) is both sexes actively flycatching! I really don't recall ever
>> witnessing this in RBGRs... -jz
>>
>
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Nancy L Newfield
> Casa Colibrí
> Metairie, Louisiana USA
> <nancy...>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
 
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