It was our first trip to Hawthorn this year and very worthwhile. In addition to Chris' list we heard a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER repeatedly in the NE corner of the orchard before he arrived. Also we say a GREEN HERON as we arrived around 7AM.
...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. ~Warren Buffett ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video www.TH-Photo.com <http://www.th-photo.com/> 607-539-6121 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes < c...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Good morning! > > I stopped by the Hawthorn Orchard this morning a tad later than > yesterday. > > Ran into Nancy, Holly and Tom, and Jackie and Phil. > > Dynamic, relatively quiet, got quieter as the sun got higher and the > heat began to intensify. Northeast corner around maple treetops seemed most > active. > > As noted in my comment below, the hawthorn flowers are about to pop, > which is probably the earliest I’ve ever observed. As a result, this could > make for some very interesting birding there in the coming week or two, as > food resources intensify. We could use some rain, though. > > Best birds were the CAPE MAY WARBLERS (early, there were two adult males > in the top of the maple at the NE corner, which flew to the South; later, > there were two adult males and a female which flew from the NE corner black > walnut tree (?) into the maple treetops (in a South to Northeast direction) > then all took flight and headed East toward East Hill Plaza), 1 NORTHERN > PARULA (foraging in the Northeast corner), the 2 MERLINS in the spruces and > white pines across Mitchell Street from the Hawthorn Orchard (perched and > calling), and a single flyover COMMON LOON (for some reason, I always enjoy > seeing high migrating Common Loons, with their distinctively direct and > rubbery-winged flight). > > Good birding! > > Sincerely, > Chris T-H > > > > > Hawthorn Orchard, Tompkins, US-NY > May 8, 2015 8:15 AM - 9:29 AM > Protocol: Traveling > 1.0 mile(s) > Comments: Hawthorns flowers about to pop. Near unprecedentedly early. > 85-90 degrees today. <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 > 45 species > > Common Loon 1 > Turkey Vulture 2 > Killdeer 1 > Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 > Downy Woodpecker 2 > Northern Flicker 1 > Merlin 2 > Warbling Vireo 1 > Red-eyed Vireo 1 > Blue Jay 19 > American Crow 2 > Barn Swallow 1 > Black-capped Chickadee 5 > Tufted Titmouse 2 > House Wren 1 > Wood Thrush 2 > American Robin 5 > Gray Catbird 8 > Brown Thrasher 1 > European Starling 6 > Cedar Waxwing 1 > Nashville Warbler 3 > Common Yellowthroat 3 > American Redstart 1 > Cape May Warbler 3 2 ad males, 1 female > Northern Parula 1 > Yellow Warbler 3 > Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 > Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 > Chipping Sparrow 2 > Song Sparrow 5 > White-throated Sparrow 2 > Scarlet Tanager 1 > Northern Cardinal 2 > Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 > Indigo Bunting 1 > Bobolink 1 > Red-winged Blackbird 6 > Eastern Meadowlark 1 > Common Grackle 3 > Brown-headed Cowbird 3 > Baltimore Oriole 1 > House Finch 2 > American Goldfinch 4 > House Sparrow 3 > -- > 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:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- 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/ --