In a very last-minute decision this morning, I managed to get out today for my first springtime birding, after having been occupied with work-related obligations these past few weeks.
I spent about 1h 45m at the very quiet Hawthorn Orchard on this warm and very clear/sunny day, starting around 9:15am. Highlights for me were two different Black-billed Cuckoos that were actively foraging, singing, and gurgle calling. One bird was in the Southwest corner and one bird was in the Northwest corner. At one point, I was watching the bird in the Northwest corner as I simultaneously heard a bird singing from the direction of the Southwest corner. Other birds included a singing Indigo Bunting in the NW clearing, a Blackpoll Warbler singing from the oaks in the Northwest corner, a couple of singing Magnolia Warblers, and two Tennessee Warblers. Some media have been added to my eBird checklist, here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88524711 Good birding! Sincerely, Chris T-H -- Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Field Applications Engineer Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/ccb -- 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/ --