Donna. Thanks for this gentle reminder that we appreciate not denigrate the 
birds we share the works with. Well done!

Linda Orkin
Ithaca NY

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> On May 24, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Donna Lee Scott <d...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> 
> Melanie, if you don't have the excellent "Cayuga Bird Club Guide To Birding 
> In The Cayuga Lake Basin", I highly recommend it. Tells all the great places 
> with maps & how to get there, plus which birds might be there. You can get it 
> at Wild Birds Unlimited store in the Lab of O bldg. the Science Center store 
> may still have some too. 
> 
> Also, a gentle note: birders of any experience who are in tune with Nature do 
> not call ANY bird a 'trash' bird! Not even our common, numerous Starlings & 
> House Sparrows, who are here in the western hemisphere only due to misguided 
> importation by humans in the past. 
> 
> Good birding-
> Donna Scott
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On May 24, 2017, at 1:09 AM, Melanie Uhlir <mela...@mwmu.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hello birders!
>> 
>> As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder 
>> I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of 
>> the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the 
>> most birding bang for my precious morning buck?
>> 
>> My favorite things are beautiful songs and breathtaking plumage. I love 
>> thrushes, warblers, and mimics especially. So much do I love a pretty song 
>> that Song Sparrows are actually one of my favorite species. I know some 
>> hardcore birders probably call them "trash birds" since they are so easy to 
>> find, but I find their song very beautiful and uplifting. And the first time 
>> I laid bins on a Blackburnian I wept. Now that you know what floats my 
>> birding boat, if you have a gem of a place or places that you can recommend 
>> I would be extremely grateful for your generosity!
>> 
>> Thank you for your patience!
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> 
>> Melanie
>> 
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