A lifer for me! I work at the Montezuma Audubon Center, and earlier today someone sent us a picture saying she thinks her husband saw a blue grosbeak at work, which is at the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Waterloo. I confirmed the picture ID, and made some calls and was able to meet up with the district manager of the landfill, as well as the original spotter, Dan. Dan graciously took me to the spot where this male blue grosbeak has been observed since Monday attacking his reflection in windows and mirrors of the heavy equipment. It was certainly a blue grosbeak! I will be posting pictures to the MAC fb page later, and have of course reported to eBird.
The location of the bird is literally in the dead center of the landfill. It is not easily accessible, and I don’t know if I could find that spot again without an escort. I did warn the district manager though that people may be contacting them to see for themselves! Happy birding! Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator 315.365.3588 Montezuma Audubon Center PO Box 187 2295 State Route 89 Savannah, New York 13146 montezuma.audubon.org -- 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/ --