I spent a few hours along East Rd yesterday between 8 and 11 AM with results similar to Drew's and Gary's. No Buff-breasted Sandpiper or Red-necked Phalarope for me either, but I did see 2 WILSON'S PHALAROPES, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, a few WILSON'S SNIPE and an EURASIAN WIGEON, plus 1 seemingly early DUNLIN. There were also 20 or more Dowitchers, which I took for Short-billed.
I experienced Drew's BOBOLINK movement as well, but I was on Rt 89 along the Seneca/Wayne County border watching some juvenile Horned Larks around 7:45. I didn't observe any other noticeable landbird migration yesterday, but I did have a WHIP-POOR-WILL make a few quick calls around 8:15 from somewhere in the woods behind me. This was while I was at the first cut out in the treeline along Towpath Rd. Mickey Scilingo Constantia Oswego County, NY mickey.scili...@gte.net 315-679-6299 ----- Original Message ----- From: Gary Kohlenberg To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 9:12 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Marcellus-Knox Marsh migrants I spent time on East Road today, but later than Drew's report. Around noon I had 2 Black-bellied Plovers and 2 Wilson's Phalaropes but no Buff-breasted or A. Golden-Plovers. The second trip back in the late afternoon had me scanning with Dominic Sherony. We eventually found 6 A. Golden-Plover and 3 Black-bellied Plover. I missed seeing Red-necked Phalarope and Buff-breasted again, but did see a Eurasian Wigeon. The viewing is so distant and unpredictable that I wouldn't be surprised if the Buff-breasted is still there somewhere. Gary On Aug 19, 2012, at 4:47 PM, Drew Weber wrote: I spent a couple hours birding along Towpath Rd from 6-9:30am. Early on there was fog moving in and out, but I found a Red-necked Phalarope and 1 (and possibly a second) Wilson's Phalarope among the more numerous shorebird species. I was unable to refind the previously reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper or American Golden-Plovers from East Rd. There were a number of passerine migrants as well. Warblers included- American Redstart - 3 Cerulean Warbler - 3 (including one adult male) Blackburnian Warbler - 1 Yellow Warbler - 2 Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2 There was a good northward movement of Bobolinks, particularly in the first couple hours I was there. Full checklist link below. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S11396248 -- Drew Weber -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- 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/ --