Thursday night was a night with the second highest concentration of night migrating cuckoos this season. There were 14 calls from 12 different individual BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS and four (4) distinct sequences of three (3) individual YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS. One of which flew over very close to my listening station.
Other tallies of note include the following: 4 Red-eyed Vireos (song phrases from at least 4 different individuals) 1 Alder Flycatcher (gave both re-be-er and pip calls) 1 Veery 2 Wood Thrushes Several Swainson's Thrushes with a scattering of Gray-cheeked Thrushes 2 Bicknell's Thrush candidates (high frequency Gray-cheeked Thrush-type calls) 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (very distinct and clear individual, which I believe is my first as a night migrant) Good birding and night listening! Sincerely, Chris T-H -- Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Field Applications Engineer Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 W: 607-254-2418 M: 607-351-5740 F: 607-254-1132 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/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/ --