I spent a delightful morning yesterday walking around Howland Island. Waterfowl season was just beginning: there was a lot of gunshot and very few ducks in evidence (in contract to the thousands in the MNWR main pool). Best birds were a softly calling Hermit Thrush and a lone female Rusty Blackbird in a flock of robins.
The main reason for writing this up is to alert folks to a new resource. Jim Eckler and Frank Morlock (DEC Morgan Road) have recently acquired a drone with camera, and they have been posting aerial photos of the various DEC properties in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Think Howland Island, Martens Tract, Railroad Road, etc. They intend to post updated photos throughout the season. It’s fascinating to see, from the air, exactly what is out there beyond the cattails and phragmities. Go to https://friendsofmontezuma.org and find the “what’s new” section at the top-center of the page. 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/ --