Very quiet at the Hawthorn Orchard on this drizzly morning...see my notes below.
Sincerely, Chris T-H Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: <ebird-checkl...@cornell.edu<mailto:ebird-checkl...@cornell.edu>> Date: May 18, 2020 at 11:15:39 EDT To: <c...@cornell.edu<mailto:c...@cornell.edu>> Subject: eBird Report - Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, May 18, 2020 Hawthorn Orchard and East Ithaca Rec. Way, Tompkins, New York, US May 18, 2020 8:58 AM - 10:57 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.621 mile(s) Checklist Comments: It was disconcertingly quiet today, and has been so generally all spring thus far. There was a drizzle and sprinkles throughout the morning. Solid overcast skies. Cool temps in the mid-40s. There is a light East-Southeast wind. The wind will continue to be predominantly Southeast over the next several days. There is very little leaf-out anywhere. The only trees currently flowering are pear trees and apple trees. Even the maple trees and oak trees do not have leaves and barely have leaf-out starting. This has been one of the coldest and slowest spring migrations witnessed in a couple of decades. Some of the very recent first arrivals of transients have included species that are typically observed in very early May (OCWA, GWWA, BWWA, BTNW, BLBW, among others), not mid-May. The entire migration through this region, in the Finger Lakes, appears to be behind normal by about two full weeks. 42 species (+2 other taxa) Canada Goose 2 Mallard 3 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 6 Killdeer 2 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Seen and heard circling back over Tennis Center, giving higher frequency “peet-weet-weet!” call. Heard first, then seen in flight. Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Hairy Woodpecker 2 Least Flycatcher 1 Blue-headed Vireo 4 vireo sp. 1 Heard an infrequently singing Red-eyed Vireo in mixed oaks/pines in North Ravine, but cannot rule out Philadelphia Vireo. The intermittent song phrases were faster and not as “twangy” as Blue-headed Vireo, which was present, but the singing bird simply went unseen. In mid-summer, I would have easily called this singer a Red-eyed Vireo. Blue Jay 6 American Crow 1 Black-capped Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 2 Tree Swallow 1 Barn Swallow 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 House Wren 2 Carolina Wren 1 European Starling 7 Gray Catbird 6 Wood Thrush 4 American Robin 9 House Sparrow 4 House Finch 1 American Goldfinch 3 White-throated Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 3 Eastern Towhee 1 Baltimore Oriole 5 Red-winged Blackbird 4 Brown-headed Cowbird 1 Common Grackle 2 Nashville Warbler 1 Common Yellowthroat 4 American Redstart 1 Yellow Warbler 3 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Pine Warbler 1 Singing from white pine grove across Mitchell Street from the Hawthorn Orchard. Wilson's Warbler 1 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5 Northern Cardinal 4 View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S69264764 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home) -- 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/ --