This morning, I birded for a short while with Melissa Groo, before doing more exploration of the area alone. I ran into Jay McGowan for a bit, plus another individual whose name I didn’t get.
Early on, there was a single Veery near the entrance by the softball field, and part-way into the Northeast corner, our ears picked up on a nearby, but not visible, calling Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. Today, this particular individual was calling with short, soft “chu-wee” calls from deep in the dense mid-story brush. Later, a single Swainson’s Thrush was seen actively foraging among the upper canopy of a basswood tree, a single Tennessee Warbler sang half-heartedly from the Northeast corner, and a Pine Warbler sang weakly from Pines in the direction of Mitchell Street. Other birds present included a single Blackpoll Warbler, a “pipping” Alder Flycatcher, an Eastern Wood-Pewee, and a single “che-becking” Least Flycatcher, all while a recently-fledged flock of European Starlings begged incessantly nearby. Other than that, it was relatively quiet and it seems that most of migration has come to a close. I would expect a Wilson’s Warbler or two, perhaps another day or two with Yellow-bellied Flycatcher(s), and maybe a lucky individual will encounter an Olive-sided Flycatcher. Good birding and here’s my eBird checklist which includes the audio recording of the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher: https://ebird.org/checklist/S88890770 Sincerely, Chris T-H -- Chris Tessaglia-Hymes PO Box 488 8 Etna Lane Etna, NY 13062 607-351-5740 -- 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/ --