Up her in the hills at the SW corner of the basin we are usually a week or two behind the lake microclimate areas in bird arrivals. We were surprised this noon to find both an EAKI and a BEKI over two of the sanctuary ponds. This morning a Nashville, NAWA, was right on time on the 29 year norm here. Most others have been running as much as two weeks behind norm.
Earlier some were concerned about female RWBLs. They'll be along as the older males travel first and together followed by the SY males and then the females as much as two to three weeks later. By that time lots of teritorial battles have been fought and won or lost so the males can spend more time finding that perfect mate. J&S -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Avian Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Road Burdett,NY 14818-9626 Website: http://www.empacc.net/~kestrelhaven/ "Conserve and Create Habitat" -- 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/ --