Merlin Update Tompkins County is now regularly blessed with quite a few pair of Merlin beginning with the first documented pair in 2005 (T. Gallagher), a part of the explosive, southward advance in the last 30 years. I have been trying to document nest success rates for 5 years. After the first year, I have shared the location of only one nest. That was the nest opposite GIAC and in a tree within the fence around the public swimming pool. This year I have followed 10 pairs in Tompkins County.
HELP WANTED FOR THREE PAIR THAT DISAPPEARED. Currently successful Between Dryden and Lake Dryden. Male brought in a catbird for his mate on nest a few days ago. Along University Ave. West of Catholic church toward Myer’s Point probably in nest built and successfully used by Fish Crow this year. (Thanks Jay and Connor) Near Highland and Wyckoff Downtown Trumansburg Between Murial and Salem. Lost track of: Freeville: pair seen earlier in same location as last year’s nest, but left. South Hill School: pair seen around old nest for two weeks, but left Pair that drove crows off nest along Burleigh Dr., but still left. Failed: Pair seen incubating near Dryden Family Medicine, but failed. If anyone has recently seen Merlin in the Lost Track Of locations or anywhere else, please contact confergoldw...@aol.com<mailto:confergoldw...@aol.com> Thanks for help with this fascinating species John Confer -- 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/ --