On a lunchtime walk, we came across at least a dozen Rusty Blackbirds singing away in trees along the East trail at the eastern edge of the refuge close to the southeast corner of the trail. We saw 8 of them, but it sounded like there were a whole lot more. There were also singing Phoebes in a couple of places on the East trail. And there's still at least one Ring-necked Duck on the main pond.
(For those directionally challenged like me, the East trail runs from Sapsucker Woods Road toward the Lab's green barn, along the pond behind the barn and through the woods to a pond with a shelter. The blackbirds were between the two ponds off to the right, coming from the road. You could hear them well before you could see them.) Anne Marie Johnson -- 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/ --