Hi everyone, Glad to see some reports of warblers starting to trickle in. Cold Northwest winds are the damper for migration, for sure.
Here’s a link to the Hawthorn Orchard eBird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L122418 In the right-most column, you can see a listing for “Recent Visits,” organized by date. Click on the date of any one of those recent visits to see that eBird checklist and any associated comments that may have been made. I’ve not posted anything yet on Cayugabirds-L, because it’s been pretty darned quiet in there. According to the current weather forecast, we should see our first substantial night migration overnight Wednesday night to Thursday morning, with the bulk being after midnight Thursday morning. We can expect a notable influx of birds on Thursday with probable continued diurnal overflight of birds taking advantage of continued favorable conditions, well into the morning (look skyward…). Pick your favorite birding patch and go birding on Thursday morning, if at all possible. Can’t guarantee the Hawthorn Orchard, as the leaves were barely coming out just the other day. Lots of apples were in bloom, though. We need a handful more days of warmer weather for things to really pick up at that hotspot. Please post sightings into eBird using the eBird App for iOS or Android, or later from a computer. If you go to the Hawthorn Orchard, please submit them using the hotspot tag for the "Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way.” Good birding this spring everyone, and don’t forget to bring and wear a mask when birding at the more populated birding locales. Sincerely, Chris T-H On May 12, 2020, at 6:48 PM, Suan Hsi Yong <suan.y...@gmail.com<mailto:suan.y...@gmail.com>> wrote: Had my first warbler flock of the season this morning down in Six-Mile Creek, where I don't often go for warblers (because looking up from the bottom of a gorge makes warbler necking that much worse, and because I'd never encountered too many warbler migrants before). The songs included buzzers (Norther Parula, Black-Throated Blue, and Black-Throated Green), wheezers (Black-and-white, American Redstarts singing black-and-white), and a lingering Blue-Headed Vireo. All while a/the Louisiana Waterthrush continued belting out its loud song from the opposite shore. Yesterday and last friday I checked out the Hawthorn Orchards and basically found nada, despite some of the hawthorns flowering. An ovenbird, some wood thrushes, common yellowthroat, and eastern towhee were the only birds of note. Has anyone else been there and seen anything? I may try again tomorrow. Suan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Field Applications Engineer Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp -- 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/ --