Hi everyone, I have received several requests for more information about where the parking area is that is close to the Black Diamond trail above the Cayuga Nature Center. It is on Houghton Road, off Garret Road west of route 89. If you type 2055 Houghton Rd into a mapping app, it should take you to that u-shaped parking area that also has access to Cayuga Nature Center trails.
Diane On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM Diane Morton <dianegmor...@gmail.com> wrote: > Inspired by Dave Nutter's post about warblers along the Black Diamond > Trail, Ken and I decided to walk a section of the Black Diamond trail that > is accessible from a parking area above the Cayuga Nature Center. Right > away we started seeing/hearing yellow warblers, catbirds, yellowthroats and > song and field sparrows. But also a gorgeous Cape May warbler in a tree > right at the parking area. > On the Black Diamond trail we ran into our first large mixed warbler flock > of this spring. Lots of yellow-rumps, but also Nashville, Black-throated > Green, Northern Parula, Redstart, Chestnut-sided, Palm and Magnolia > warblers busily foraging. So fun to see them flitting through the trees, > though they were mostly backlit from our vantage point. We also heard our > first Red-eyed Vireo of the year, heard a drumming Ruffed Grouse and saw a > Veery. On our way back we had very close views of 2 Northern Parulas > foraging for insects in the new leaves of a small maple! In all, we found > 54 species on our 2.6 mile round-trip walk. > > Good birding, > Diane Morton > -- 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/ --