I just returned (9:30pm) from a brief recording trip to the North Montezuma Complex. The highlight, and reason for this post, was a pair of LEAST BITTERNs first seen flying in and then heard counter-calling. From the tower at Guy Baldessare (sp?) Marsh. The pitch of each bird’s song/call was different, leading me to believe that they were male and female - perhaps a mated pair.
Also present were two Virginia Rails, an American Bittern, and a Wood Duck family with six young. Bob McGuire -- 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/ --