After the deluge of rainfall this morning, I stopped in at the Hawthorn Orchard for the first time this spring. Spent much of my time birding with Reuben Stolzfus who was making his second ever visit this morning. Had a great time and may not have stumbled across the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in the Southwest corner, had we not been birding together (thanks, Reuben and great meeting you!).
I’ve uploaded audio of the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher to the checklist. Once it has been processed, it should be playable. This was an odd repeated “peer!” call I’ve not heard being made by Yellow-bellied Flycatchers at the Hawthorn Orchard. When I’ve heard them there, they usually only produce soft “chu-wee” calls. Most of the warblers and vireos were foraging along the ravine edge, in the tops of the oaks and maples. I imagine things should be pretty good in the Hawthorn Orchard by this weekend. Good birding! Sincerely Chris T-H https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45702133 Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, Tompkins, New York, US May 15, 2018 10:05 AM - 12:05 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.75 mile(s) 41 species Turkey Vulture 2 Killdeer 1 Ring-billed Gull 2 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER 1 Southwest corner of Hawthorn Orchard. Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Philadelphia Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 4 Blue Jay 3 American Crow 2 Barn Swallow 4 Black-capped Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 2 House Wren 1 Swainson's Thrush 2 Wood Thrush 3 American Robin 9 Gray Catbird 4 European Starling 6 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Tennessee Warbler 2 Common Yellowthroat 3 American Redstart 2 Cape May Warbler 1 Magnolia Warbler 3 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Yellow Warbler 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Song Sparrow 2 Scarlet Tanager 1 Northern Cardinal 6 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 Baltimore Oriole 2 Brown-headed Cowbird 3 American Goldfinch 5 View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45702133 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) -- Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Field Applications Engineer Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp -- 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/ --