I haven’t rechecked today but the swallow species distribution has shifted as of yesterday, Wed May 6: more Barn Swallows but also 2-3 Cliff Swallows, looking a different shape, no tail streamers and with distinct light rumps clearly seen. At least one Rough-winged Swallow was still there, and some Tree Swallows as has been the case for the last 10 days, perhaps. Losing track of time.
Also between 5-520pm, an Osprey going N along the waterway, and a Peregrine going across without stopping, and a Green Heron, the first *I* have seen. I think others have seen one. Female Redwinged Blackbirds sound like they are nesting, but I haven’t seen any carrying material yet. Then around 630, after another Zoom session, a female Harrier was coursing back and forth across the field East of my house. She finally left diagonally SE, probably across Ed Hill Rd. Past years, just across (east) Ed Hill from the first big fields on the west side of Ed Hill as you go S from HIle School intersection, I have seen a pair frequently and figure they nest well east of the road there. Anne PS apologies for not getting these into eBird at the time. eBird and my phone are not collaborating these days. Anne B Clark 147 Hile School Rd Freeville, NY 13068 607-222-0905 anneb.cl...@gmail.com -- 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/ --