A reminder that I will be leading a Cayuga Bird Club trip to the Dorothy
McIlroy Preserve and other areas in Summerhill. Saturday, May 20th. The
McIlroy preserve is located along the outlet of Lake Como in the town of
Summerhill, and has a peat swamp and hemlock forest that supports a high
diversity of species more commonly found in northern forests.
We will carpool from the north parking lot at the Lab of Ornithology at 7 AM.
We will return by noon. Bring water/drinks and a snack. Bug spray
recommended. On a visit to the preserve this morning, there were a few spots
along the trail that were wet, but we were able to get by ok. But keep that in
mind for footwear. Questions? Call 227-3970 , or email
Everyone is welcome.
Some birds (highlights only) Bobbie Monroe and I saw/heard at the McIlroy
preserve this morning:
Yellow-throated vireo - singing in a tree along Lake Como Rd. at the preserve
Warbling vireo singing in another tree for comparison.
Northern Waterthrush Many throughout the preserve, we did get nice looks at
one that hopped up into a tree by the trail.
Ovenbirds - throughout the preserve and we had one that finally popped up in
front of us for nice views.
Black-throated Green Warblers
Hermit Thrush - serenaded us for a good part of the time at the preserve.
Great Creasted Flycatcher
(painted trillium flowers were stunning and also saw jack-in-the pulpits.)
Bobbie had to leave for an appointment so I continued on, checking some other
Stops along Sprouls Rd. and Creel Rd.
Bobolinks over a couple fields (4 over a field on Creel)
Hoag Road - it was pretty quiet by the time I got there, being around noon and
it was hot.
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