Thanks Marie! Funny about the woodcock. Last night, as I lay in bed, I heard the wing-feathers whistling of a woodcock right outside the window. No “peanuts”, no sky display with chirps. Just a woodcock on the move. We had as many as 5 woodcocks in our fields this spring, and I often hear them displaying here in early fall.
Bob > On Jul 29, 2019, at 9:25 AM, Marie P. Read <m...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > Hi everyone, > > I found a couple of interesting "yard" birds as I made my way through the > woods edge on my property to see what was around in the beaver pond next door. > First, up from the ground flew a chunky medium-sized bird which fluttered off > twittering into the woods and landed on the ground again. Too small for a > Ruffed Grouse (which ARE there occasionally) and wrong habitat for a snipe, > so I'm going to call it an American Woodcock. > > Second, on my way back I was brought up short by a loud ticking call and on a > branch over the stream was a Northern Waterthrush. I do seem to have them > come through this time of year some years, but they don't nest on the > property. > > Finally, another somewhat unusual bird for my yard is the Carolina Wren > that's been around for most of this week, in fact there may be two. What an > interesting variety of songs and calls they make! Never used to see them up > here at this elevation, but with climate change who knows what may show up > next! > > And as a follow-up to my search for Caspian Terns at Myers Pt, I did find > five of them there a couple of days ago and was able to get some photos. All > adults, but I'm sure the fledglings will show up soon with their parents and > that will make for some good photo ops. > > Marie > > > > > Marie Read Wildlife Photography > 452 Ringwood Road > Freeville NY 13068 USA > > e-mail m...@cornell.edu > Website: http://www.marieread.com > > AUTHOR of: > Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing > Birds and Their Behavior > > https://rockynook.com/shop/photography/mastering-bird-photography/?REF=101/ > -- > > 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/ > > -- > > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/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/ --