I too heard the Barred Owl, but thought it might have been the person leading the kids group that was in proximity to Mark and Alicia, so now I am thinking this was a bird rather than a human calling. I faintly heard a reply from deep in the dryden side forest, but only once. While on the Hoyt-Piliated Tail the warbler flock was in full strength and 2 YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO's were fluttering in the treetops.
"Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre." Warren Buffett ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com 607-539-6121 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Mark Chao <markc...@imt.org> wrote: > Most of the migrants in Sapsucker Woods on Thursday morning seemed to be in > the woods, especially on the northeastern stretch of the Hoyt-Pileated > Trail. A prodigious mixed flock here included at least a half-dozen > BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (probable -- heard only), > CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, two or more BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS, > BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, many YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, BLACK-AND-WHITE > WARBLER, two AMERICAN REDSTARTS (clearly migrants), two NORTHERN PARULAS, a > couple of NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, and OVENBIRDS, as well as a couple of > non-territorial male SCARLET TANAGERS foraging low in close proximity with > each other. As excellent as this flock was, I got most fired up by a WINTER > WREN singing repeatedly by the egg cairn. > > I happened upon this flock at the beginning of my visit. I therefore had > very high hopes when the sun came out and I arrived at the Wilson Trail > North with Tom Hoebbel. Alas, we found very few birds at the wooded edge, > except for a long-tailed bird in the treetops that I am pretty sure was a > BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, and singing CANADA WARBLER and Black-throated Blue > Warbler between the Sherwood Platform and the lone bench. Back in the > woods, now with Alicia Plotkin, we found a few more migrants -- another > parula, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, more > Yellow-rumped Warblers, and a SWAINSON'S THRUSH. > > Alicia and I headed back to the Lab via the Podell Boardwalk as Tom went to > the East Trail to look for that warbler flock. Right after we parted, we > heard four full series of hoots from a BARRED OWL somewhere in the direction > of the road. Maybe Tom can confirm whether this was a real bird or a person > making mischief. If it was a person, he or she really does a great > impression of the species. > > Mark Chao > > > > > > > Location: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology >> Observation date: 5/13/10 >> Number of species: 58 >> >> Canada Goose 4 >> Wood Duck 1 >> Mallard 2 >> Common Merganser 2 >> Great Blue Heron 4 >> Mourning Dove 2 >> Black-billed Cuckoo 1 >> Belted Kingfisher 1 >> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 >> Downy Woodpecker 1 >> Northern Flicker 1 >> Least Flycatcher 2 >> Eastern Phoebe 2 >> Great Crested Flycatcher 3 >> Eastern Kingbird 1 >> Red-eyed Vireo 6 >> American Crow 2 >> Tree Swallow 6 >> Black-capped Chickadee 6 >> Tufted Titmouse 1 >> White-breasted Nuthatch 2 >> Brown Creeper 1 >> House Wren 4 >> Winter Wren 1 >> Veery 3 >> Swainson's Thrush 1 >> Wood Thrush 4 >> American Robin 8 >> Gray Catbird 6 >> European Starling 9 >> Northern Parula 3 >> Yellow Warbler 4 >> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 >> Magnolia Warbler 1 >> Black-throated Blue Warbler 6 >> Yellow-rumped Warbler 18 >> Black-throated Green Warbler 3 >> Blackburnian Warbler 7 >> Bay-breasted Warbler 1 >> Black-and-white Warbler 2 >> American Redstart 7 >> Ovenbird 5 >> Northern Waterthrush 5 >> Common Yellowthroat 6 >> Canada Warbler 1 >> Scarlet Tanager 3 >> Song Sparrow 4 >> White-throated Sparrow 4 >> White-crowned Sparrow 1 >> Dark-eyed Junco 3 >> Northern Cardinal 4 >> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 >> Red-winged Blackbird 4 >> Common Grackle 6 >> Brown-headed Cowbird 2 >> Baltimore Oriole 6 >> Purple Finch 2 >> American Goldfinch 6 >> >> This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org) >> > > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > 3) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --