ps. For undisturbed views of meadowlarks, I have a suggestion.
There is a beautiful area along West Covert rd on the other side of the lake, part of the Finger Lakes NF, with plenty of meadowlarks (and later in Spring, bobolinks). Some of the best sightings I had of singing meadowlarks were in the fields north of W Covert, close to the intersection with "Lodi Covert Townline" rd. "West Covert Rd" is a dirt road with many potholes, 4 wheel drive is best. Clark and Lodi Covert Townline rd. are better paved. You can find it on the map here, https://ebird.org/checklist/S45339734 Both meadowlarks and bobolinks are plentiful around this area, though some fields get cut early so they're killed off. Not along W Covert, though, I don't think they do that there. Yrs. Magnus Fiskesjö n...@cornell.edu ________________________________________ From: Marie P. Read Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:39 PM To: Magnus Fiskesjo; CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: RE: Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning WOOOOH! Things are getting seriously weird. 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/ ________________________________________ From: bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-124477508-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Magnus Fiskesjo [magnus.fiske...@cornell.edu] Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:36 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ithaca airport Meadowlarks / with a warning This afternoon, Thursday 19 March 2020, traveling along Snyder Rd. at Ithaca Tompkins Airport to listen for meadowlarks singing. We did hear two different singing birds, and saw one singing from the airport fence. Then, the airport police caught up with us and wanted to know what we were doing! I told them we were out to listen for the beautiful song of the meadowlark. In the end, 6 police cars showed up (airport and county sheriff), writing down all my details and asking the same questions. What a story. In the end, the airport police said, if you give them a call beforehand and tell them you are coming, you are allowed to birdwatch. But NO cameras! I suggested to them to add that, to the NO TRESPASSING signs. --sincerely, Magnus Fiskesjö, PhD -- 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/ --