While searching for tagged Tree Swallows this afternoon, I bumped into Derek Green out at Michigan Hollow Marsh who alerted me to an American Bittern right by the road and I was not disappointed. I watched the bird forage from about 20 yards away for 15 minutes.
I then checked the field right at the end of Michigan Hollow Rd and heard a Wilson's Snipe calling in the marshy area to the north and then observed another one flying towards that same marsh as well. Was not able to located the Gallinule. I also saw a dozen Wood Ducks. Quite a good day! -- *Grateful for your service* *Andrew Schmalfuss Jr. * -- 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/ --