Not just crows and raptors and owls: the Common Grackle pair nesting in the dead cattails at Hile School rd Wetland has nestlings big enough to show their impressive little bills over the edge—visible while just sitting there. Guessing they will fledge in 6-7 da.
This morning a Virginia rail gave a classic rendition of the descending grunts near the s edge of the road, then proceeded to find a fairly sunny nook in the cattails about 3 m from me, and do a leisurely thorough preening. Nothing I did—squatting to try to get pictures etc—seemed to perturb it. Wish we knew if it were one of same ones over last few years. Anne Sent from my iPhone -- 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/ --