On Friday I took the Macaulay Library sound recording workshop crew to a few lake sites in the rain. Recording was mostly slow, but we found a few cool birds, including two rare-in-summer FORSTER'S TERNS with a group of COMMON TERNS at Myers Point (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37619488) and a WESTERN WILLET sleeping on the white lighthouse jetty off Stewart Park (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37624263). Others saw the Willet later in the morning but it was gone by the evening. I thought it was a nice testament to the growing prowess of our group that, despite the distance and the fact that the bird only gave a SINGLE call, at least three people were able to make an audio recording of it!
Montezuma on Saturday returned mostly expected species, although the ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues on Carncross Road (and Livia and I had a second Acadian there giving call notes the Friday before, perhaps now a pair). No sign of the Little Blue Heron, although it was quite shimmery by the time we gave it a good scan. The PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS on Armitage Road were hard to get good looks at, but a few participants saw the female entering a nest box on the south side of the road. Finally, following up on a lead from Michael Huffaker from last weekend, this afternoon Livia and I were able to refind a LEAST BITTERN in the cattails at the south end of Dryden Lake by kayak: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37688862 -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- 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/ --