Hello all! I am currently on my way to Myers point to look for the cave
swallow. Has anyone had eyes on it yet today? Any tips appreciated greatly,
thank you in advance.

On Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 12:03 AM Upstate NY Birding digest <
cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> wrote:

> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
>
> 1. W. Meadowlark
> 2. Hermit Thrush/Fox Sparrow
> 3. Gratitude
> 4. Syracuse RBA - Correction
> 5. new yard bird
>
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>
> Subject: W. Meadowlark
> From: "Johnson, Alyssa" <ajohn...@audubon.org>
> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:05:51 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> Good morning all- I'm interested in tracking down the original spotter for
> the Western meadowlark on Armitage Rd. I'm curious as to how it was
> identified initially and how it was determined it was  Western vs Eastern.
> What a neat sighting for our neck of the woods.
>
> Has anyone seen/heard it in the last 24 hours?
>
> Thanks! GOOD birding lately, huh?
>
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> P.O. Box 187
> Savannah, New York 13146
> (315) 365-3588
> Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
> Montezuma Audubon Center on Facebook<
> https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaAudubonCenter/>
>
>
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>
> Subject: Hermit Thrush/Fox Sparrow
> From: "W. Larry Hymes" <w...@cornell.edu>
> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:29:22 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> This morning as I casually looked out our bay window to see how the
> birds were doing, a bird landed on our clothesline pole.  I could tell
> it was different from the others, so when I looked through binocs,  it
> turned out to be a HERMIT THRUSH.  This is an unusual bird for our
> residential location.  Anthropomorphizing this bird, it had a surprised
> look on its face as though saying, "Where the heck am I?!?  I must have
> taken a wrong turn somewhere?"  It only stayed momentarily.
>
> Today we still have a FOX SPARROW (visual and singing), and yesterday we
> had 3 show up!  That makes 6 days they've been here --- in the past they
> have normally only stayed for a couple days.  I'm assuming the weather
> patterns have a big part to do with this --- stalled fronts to our north
> and no big push from the south to help/encourage them to move on?  Any
> thoughts about this from you professional or amateur meteorologists?
>
> Larry
>
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>
> ================================
> W. Larry Hymes
> 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
> (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu
> ================================
>
>
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>
> Subject: Gratitude
> From: Poppy Singer <poppysinger.ith...@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:24:06 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> *I want to express great gratitude for the Spring Field Ornithology field
> trips and their leaders! *
> I took it the first time last year and am taking it again this year. I am
> delighted and surprised to find myself able to identify more and more birds
> just in my own out back!
> Thank you!!!
> Poppy
>
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>
> Subject: Syracuse RBA - Correction
> From: Joseph Brin <brinjos...@yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:16:01 +0000 (UTC)
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> Yesterday's report of the WESTERN MEADOWLARK should say first county
> report for Wayne County and not Seneca County.
> Joseph Brin
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>
> Subject: new yard bird
> From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcane...@fltg.net>
> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:04:58 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> Just had a first in the yard---a Great Blue Heron.  And we don't have a
> pond.  The biggest squall of the day just passed, having brought a pretty
> dense snowfall.  The GBH may have become disoriented and just picked a
> landing spot with no trees or brush to cause a hazardous landing.  This
> morning a flock of about 200 Cedar Waxwings spent 15 minutes inspecting the
> tallest trees around the field.  Weird day.  Snow all day but none on the
> ground until the latest squall.
> Bill McAneny, TBurg
>
>
>
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> END OF DIGEST
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