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 <g...@outlook.com> 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: ebird-al...@cornell.edu >>> 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 https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35526 >>> 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: >>> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.97062,-76.772992&ll=42.97062,-76.772992 >>> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55303176 >>> - 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. " >>> >>> *********** >>> >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to eBird's Seneca >>> County Rare Bird Alert >>> >>> Manage your eBird alert subscriptions: >>> https://ebird.org/alerts >> >> -- >> Cayugabirds-L List Info: >> Welcome and Basics >> Rules and Information >> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave >> Archives: >> The Mail Archive >> Surfbirds >> BirdingOnThe.Net >> Please submit your observations to eBird! >> -- -- 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/ --