During this morning's beginner bird walk around Sapsucker Woods, we flushed a Ruffed Grouse from near "the" giant poison ivy vine. I think this is my first grouse at SSW.
Later from Sherwood Platform we heard a couple yelps of a bald eagle coming from the west, though we did not see anything in tree or sky. I'm now wondering whether it might have been a Blue Jay mimic. Other interesting sightings include a female-type Scarlet Tanager singing stop a tree near the parking lot, a magnolia warbler in the same area and later near the footbridge, Eastern Wood Pewees singing beyond the stream past the footbridge, and at Fuller Wetland a fly-by Accipiter which disappeared into the woods not to be seen again, but whose appearance seemed to coincide with the many goldfinches switching to repeating short "meep"s -- which I'm guessing might be their alarm call. Suan -- 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/ --