While doing odonate surveys today we had a lovely run of seldom seens. At Tschache we had 2 each of Virginia rail, Dora and Least Bittern. Counted a minimum of 20 Black Tern individuals including three newly fledged birds. Later at the Sandhill Crane unit we had an American Bittern fly across Van Dyne Spoor just at the beginning of the wetlands.
Lots of other birds around to disturb the concentration on bugs! Never did see the reported pelican. Saw three new Bald Eagles and two adults. John and Sue -- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818 42.443508000, -76.758202000 -- 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/ --