Date: 5/13/19 7:59 pm
From: Laurie Rubin <grandma818...>
Subject: Re:[cayugabirds-l] cayugabirds-l digest: May 13, 2019
Another first for south side. A male indigo bunting at my feeder off and on
all afternoon. Four sightings!

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 12:03 AM Upstate NY Birding digest <
<cayugabirds-l...> wrote:

> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Monday, May 13, 2019.
>
> 1. first ever here
> 2. Crow relationship .... Union Springs
>
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> Subject: first ever here
> From: "Judith W. Jones" <jwj2...>
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 12:56:58 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
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> 2 male rose breasted grosbeaks at my downtown southside feeder gorging
> on sunflower seeds
>
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> Subject: Crow relationship .... Union Springs
> From: John and Fritzie Blizzard <job121830...>
> Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 23:14:54 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> This Mother's Day a.m. I saw a crow in our choke cherry tree & assumed
> it was an adult from the nest in the nearby spruce trees.
>
> Here, let me say that only once in the last mo. have I heard any cawing
> from any crows so I presume they are quiet during nesting so as to not
> provoke any smaller birds into attacking them.
>
> Almost immediately, another crow joined the first & they seemed to
> really snuggle closely together in the steady rain. I noticed the one
> on the right seemed to be doing something to the head of the other. They
> both turned so they were sideways to me. The one on the right appeared
> to be grooming the feathers on the top of the head of the one on the
> left. I could see, with binoculars, that the feathers were definitely
> being lifted up & then were smoothed back down as the grooming continued.
>
> This continued at least 5 min. & was quite interesting to watch. WHAT
> was going on??? Anyone have an answer? I have no idea if the birds were
> mates or family members since for many yrs. a family of 3 to 7 has
> faithfully come to check out what compost I throw on the garden. Seems
> too soon for the eggs to have hatched & have a bird the size of an adult
> already.
>
> Just another mystery of Nature.
>
> Fritzie,
>
> Union Springs, where it's wet & getting wetter!
>
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> END OF DIGEST
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