I did some atlas work in New Michigan State Forest Chenango co. this morning. There were several flyover small flocks of Red Crossbills. I was able to get a couple of poor recordings as they were flying birds. I had a total of 13 RECR. Not sure of type. I sent my recordings to Matt Young. On Schwartz Rd where the road crosses the swamp in some large spruces I heard a probable bay breasted warbler, but only once! I didn't count it. I know this song well. But I failed to get on it or hear it again. It didn't respond to playback. It could be a late migrant but what is interesting is I had a bay breasted singing same spot May 26, 2020. I checked the spot last summer and didn't hear it. But the habitat looks very good. Lots of spruces and some openings near a swamp. I will have to keep an eye on this. It would be pretty cool to have a bay breasted warbler in summer Chenango county. Mourning warblers are becoming quite common in the cut over areas. I counted 18 in almost 10 miles. I had 66 blackburnians, 35 magnolia, 110 ovenbirds, 64 chestnut sided, 34 black throated blues, 16 black throated greens, and 8 Canadas among others. There were 27 dark eyed juncos, 10 white throated sparrows, 7 winter wrens, 27 golden crowned kinglets, 87 red eyed vireos, and 18 blue headed vireos. I had way more common ravens than american crows too.
The habitat here continuing to change with more logging and strip cuts as part of the DEC forest management plan. There are more openings now vs 10 years ago hence mourning, Canada chestnut sided black throated blues have really increased. Swainsons thrush is getting hard to find. I didn't get any today. But I assume there are still some around. My ebird lists are here with some poor to fair recordings of several species:. https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S89665230 https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S89665436 https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S89665528 https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S89665826 Best, Dave Nicosia. -- 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/ --