Hi Dave. I read your "going way back to the 1990s" with both amusement ,as for me that's not way back, and fear as I remember watching migration "trains" of blackbirds that went on for hours in the 1950s and warblers really dripping off of trees in large numbers. Even when stationed in the DC area in the 70s, migration time was a huge event with the state MOS holding a mass count on 1 May each year and the numbers/variety were so many times more than current with 100 specie days and weekend counts over 150 routinely in MAy.
Here at altitude as compared to Ithaca warblers have been way off and most species are in very low numbers (less Purple Finch, grosbeaks and orioles which are here in the largest numbers we have ever seen in NY). We also saw sparrows largely depart. Red-eyes began appearing a few days ago. Thanks for doing this type of post as it is so much more illuminating than the "I saw" type reports or sterile ebird lists. Best, John --- John and Sue Gregoire 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818-9626 "Conserve and Create Habitat" N 42.44307 W 76.75784 On 2020-05-21 10:49, David Nicosia wrote: > -- -- 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/ --