Despite the predation by Crows, who hunted them in the tall grass at the water’s edge, lots of toads succeeded in leaving long strings of eggs in my pond, and today the jellied strings have opened to release tiny, tiny tadpoles.
Even tinier (3mm long) are the just-hatched forest caterpillars (eastern tent, I think). Hundreds of them are walking on my porch railing under a big sugar maple. All this food for Cuckoos! And right on cue, a Black-billed Cuckoo, tripli-cooing off in the woods. I found two singing Canada Warblers this morning along the brook below my place on the western edge of the L-P Preserve, where they have nested in the past. Hope they’ll do it again, as I missed the confirmation during last year’s Atlas effort. -Geo -- 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/ --