Gladys (& all),
Reading your report is almost like seeing the bird oneself. Lovely. Thank you. 
I’ll add your names after work.

- - Dave Nutter

> On Apr 23, 2019, at 10:27 PM, Gladys Birdsall <> wrote:
> Dave,
> Diane, Susan Evans-Pond and I were headed back to Ithaca after birding with 
> the Campus Club Bird Study Group at MNWR and we stopped at South Spring Pool 
> to check what might be out on the pool.  As we were standing on the wooden 
> platform we saw two Yellow-rumped Warblers just to the west of the platform 
> in some small trees right by the water.  Yellow-rumps were singing around us, 
> and then we heard something different.  I thought "Chestnut-sided like", and 
> Diane thought  "Yellow Warbler".   We walked back onto the trail and walked a 
> few feet further down the path and saw movement up in a tree on the south 
> side of the trail.  We quickly saw a bird up in a tree right near the trail, 
> and were wowed by the brilliant yellow throat.  We watched this bird for 4-5 
> minutes.  It did not sing, but foraged on limbs and moved around the tree 
> trunk at one point. It flew a couple times to nearby trees but we were able 
> to follow it easily.  The black on the face, appearing triangular shaped 
> under the eye - with the black stripe extending down the neck was very 
> striking.   Looking at the bird from below and as it moved around it was very 
> striped on the sides/flanks.  It was grey above on the back.  I could not see 
> what markings it had underneath it's tail.   We talked about what we were 
> seeing and we finally left the bird, as our phones and books were in the car. 
>   What we observed all pointed to a Yellow-throated Warbler.
> Gladys
>> I just saw this notice from eBird, but nothing on CayugaBirds-L or the text 
>> rare bird alert yet. Nice description by Diane Traina of the Yellow-throated 
>> Warbler at the NYS-89 entrance to South Spring Pool at Montezuma NWR. (It’s 
>> shocking how many people don’t actually describe the rarities they report.) 
>> This is a species we don’t see every year in the Cayuga Lake Basin, although 
>> Dave Kennedy also found one 2 days ago next to Seneca Lake north of Willard 
>> Town Park. An invasion! I hope this one sticks around and is easier to 
>> refind. 
>> - - Dave Nutter
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> From:
>>> Date: April 23, 2019 at 3:00:45 PM EDT
>>> To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
>>> Subject: [eBird Alert] Seneca County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>
>>> *** Species Summary:
>>> - Yellow-throated Warbler (1 report)
>>> ---------------------------------------------
>>> Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Seneca County Rare Bird Alert.The 
>>> report below shows observations of rare birds in Seneca County.  View or 
>>> unsubscribe to this alert at
>>> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>>> Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) (1)
>>> - Reported Apr 23, 2019 13:36 by Diane Traina
>>> - Montezuma NWR--South Spring Pool, Seneca, New York
>>> - Map: 
>>> - Checklist:
>>> - Comments: "Bright yellow throat from base of bill to top of breast. 
>>> Striped on flanks, white wing bars. White eyebrow stripe. Black around eye 
>>> extending down side of cheek and neck. Grey clear belly to tail. Greyish on 
>>> back. Seen just past post from entrance at art 89. "
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>>> County Rare Bird Alert
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