This morning I arrived (8:30am) at Stewart Park to try & find the Yellow-throated warbler on Pier Rd. next to the golf-course. I looked at all the sycamores along the edge but there was no warbler. Luckily I persisted because at 9:15am I heard the song faint but distinct. After a while I found the bird high up and singing all the while. Got good looks as it came out on the edge of the first (south) sycamore at the 3rd. tee. Best seen from Pier Rd. The song was not quite like the five examples found on the Warbler Songs Collection, and very much like what Dave Nutter described. The first two soft notes were easily heard, even over the racket of traffic and the very loud Orioles singing constantly. I transcribed it as: tu tu whee-tu whee-tu whee-tu --tyu.
I could not find the BlueGray Gnatcatcher nest that Chris T-H described, instead I found a Redstart nest right by the curved boardwalk, in a scrubby tree about 10ft off the ground. Species at Pier Rd. & vicinity: Yellow-throated warbler Warbling vireo A. Redstart E. Wood Pewee Yellow warbler E. Bluebird N. Oriole Belted Kingfisher Some of the species at Renwick Sanctuary, seen or heard over a tremendous racket of railroad cleaning equipment: Wood Thrush N. Oriole E. Phoebe Carolina Wren Red-eyed Vireo Red-bellied wdpkr Hairy Wdpkr A. Redstart --- Nari Mistry -- Nari B. Mistry, Ithaca, NY To see my paintings, visit http://www.ArtbyNari.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --