I got kind of a late start this morning having been caught at home listening to the dawn chorus (!finally!). Didn’t get to the south end of the Basin until almost 9am. Nevertheless, there was a BLUE-HEADED VIREO singing along Maple Avenue (W. Danby) and a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET along Tupper Road just above Geo’s place.
Then, from a hedgerow along the second field at Lindsay-Parson’s Preserve, I heard my FOY BROWN THRASHER singing. It was full song, but quite soft, and I was left wondering if it was a first year bird just trying out its song. And it was not perched high up in one of the trees or even at the top of a shrub. I never saw it because it was buried somewhere in the thickness of the brush. There was another Ruby-crowned there as well. Oh, and an immature Bald Eagle flew off from the edge of Coleman lake as I approached. Offspring from the Spencer Lake pair? Bob McGuire -- 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/ --