Hooded warbler is back in Sweazey rd. woods below Cornell orchard, singing loudly close by, but not showing himself! That was up to the male Redstart who foraged in grape vines near road & of course the curious catbird.
The usual yellow warblers below the orchard were silent there at midday, but field sparrows, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, an E. Wood pewee, a wood thrush, indigo bunting, chickadees, and a red-eyed vireo occasionally added to the chorus in that peaceful woods on this gorgeous day. This all helped distract me from the acute disappointment of seeing that more than half the meadows up the road nearer Rt. 34-B were mowed for hay, including at the former Farkas farm where they have let the grass grow all summer in the past. We birders have seen at least 1 meadowlark in that grass, as well as several RWBBs, trying to nest. Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- 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/ --