When I arrived at Shindagin Hollow's little wetland area, a largish brown heron flushed up to a tree. My first thought was "Bittern in a tree would make for an interesting photo". My first thought should've been "that's strange", as after slowly approaching the tree and scanning through the foliage I eventually spied some big red-ringed eyes: a juvenile black-crowned night heron!
Earlier in the woods I got some video of singing Canada and Mourning warblers - will share eventually when I get around to it (video is so much more time consuming to process than stills). Also heard but did not see black-billed cuckoo and hooded warbler, and got a quick glance of a parting red-shouldered hawk ID'ed from its call, no doubt the bird that triggered the continuing chorus of chipmunk "clucks" ("munking" as I like to call it) the whole time I was there. Suan _____________________ Composed by thumb and autocorrect. -- 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/ --