HI folks, At 6:15 tonight I went about 100 yards down Rt. 79 from my house above Mecklenberg to a wide open field and heard this year’s first Woodcock. Only one. For the last 5 years I've lived here, they have been very reliable to be heard around the first week in March. I got a good, but fleeting look at it as he flew within 15 yards of me and only about 15 feet off the ground. There was still enough light in the sky for me to make out his markings and color through my binocular. A Woodcock flyby!
I will be leading a somewhat shortened field trip along the West side of the lake tomorrow Sunday March 8th, which was postponed from Saturday. We’ll meet at the Ithaca Children’s Garden parking lot in Ithaca at 9:00 AM. Please note the special start time of 9AM. We’ll car pool from there and be back about 12:30. Hope to see you there! Ken Haas -- 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/ --