Thank you for being in touch! I will be in the field until September 19th with 
little or no internet and cell service. Thank you for your patience and I will 
be in touch when I return.
Sarah Blodgett Photography
sarahblodgett.com


On May 11, 2018, at 12:02 AM, Upstate NY Birding digest 
<cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> wrote:

> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Friday, May 11, 2018.
> 
> 1. Cape May Warbler
> 2. New yard bird
> 3. Ruby-throat & Oriole battle in Caroline
> 4. Fwd: The Art of William Dilger
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Subject: Cape May Warbler
> From: Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 07:57:47 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 1
> 
> Happy to see a Cape May Warbler in my yard this morning, this one offering 
> extended looks as it foraged quietly in a still leafless ash tree, rather 
> than the typical business of disappearing and reappearing constantly as they 
> work around the upper parts of tall spruces.
> 
> -Geo
> 
> Tupper Road
> West Danby
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Subject: New yard bird
> From: Carol Keeler <carolk...@adelphia.net>
> Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 08:48:41 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
> 
> I just had my first ever at home male Indigo Bunting!  He was thinking about 
> going to the feeder.  I hope he returns, but he’s probably just passing 
> through.
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Subject: Ruby-throat & Oriole battle in Caroline
> From: Heidi King <hbardyk...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 20:02:58 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
> 
> A Ruby-throated Hummingbird inspected our hummingbird feeder this
> afternoon! Thanks to the folks on this list who mentioned it & got the ball
> rolling to set up ours.
> 
> Also our first yard-sightings of Common Yellowthroat and House Wren.
> 
> The Baltimore Orioles have been singing and chasing each other all around
> the yard today. This evening I heard loud screeching, and commotion in the
> underbrush. I ran over and saw two Orioles tumbling around. They were each
> locked onto the others' leg. I carefully picked them up (and received
> numerous pecks), and with my husband's help, we disengaged their claws,
> which were tangled in wet feathers.
> Both flew away, and we were left to hope we'd done the right thing.
> 
> Heidi King,
> Goodrich Hill Rd in Caroline
> 
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> 
> Subject: Fwd: The Art of William Dilger
> From: Diane Morton <dianegmor...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 18:33:51 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 4
> 
> Mary Hornbuckle of the Dryden Town Historical Society asked to have this
> notice posted so that Cayuga Bird Club members and others with an interest
> in ornithological illustration could learn of a special talk about the life
> and art of William Dilger, who  was Director of Research at the Cornell Lab
> of Ornithology as well as an author and illustrator. See below.
> 
> - Diane Morton
> -———
> 
> *THE ART OF WILLIAM DILGER*
> 
> The *Dryden Town Historical Society* will hold its 2018 A*nnual
> Meeting* on *Wednesday,
> May 16th*, in the Dryden Village Hall (corner of George and South
> Streets).  The doors will open at *6:30 PM* to enjoy refreshments and good
> fellowship. The evening’s program will start at *7 PM* with a brief
> business meeting and election of officers followed by Mary Ann Sumner who
> will talk about the life and *“The Art of William Dilger.”*
> 
> William C. (Bill) Dilger was born in 1923.  Twenty years later, while a
> freshman at Cornell, he was called to active duty with the U.S. Army Air
> Corps serving in the India-Burma theatre.  Upon returning to Ithaca at the
> end of the war, he completed his undergraduate studies and went on to earn
> a Ph.D.  At Cornell, Dilger studied lovebirds – a group of short-tailed
> parrots common in Africa and Madagascar – and the evolution of breeding and
> social behaviors.
> 
> He joined the Cornell faculty and taught in the Department of Neurobiology
> and Behavior, rising to become the Director of Research at the Cornell Lab
> of Ornithology.   Among his many books, he was the author and illustrator
> of *Finding Out About Birds* (1963).
> 
> Bill Dilger was a long-time Dryden resident and a gifted illustrator of the
> natural world who left behind a wealth of paintings -  mostly of birds -
> many of which are now on display at the Dryden Town Historical Society’s
> Southworth Homestead.   Join us on May 16th, to learn more about this
> talented artist and renowned researcher.
> 
> As always, this event is free and open to all.  For more information call
> Mary Hornbuckle (898-3461).
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> END OF DIGEST
> 

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