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 

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” 

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!

Chris T-H

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

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