The summer season of wandering the NYS parks and forests has started. On Saturday, Steve and I went to Fillmore Glen State Park. The gorge trail is open again, after being partially closed for the last couple of years. One of our beautiful parks in the Finger Lakes - a lovely creek and waterfalls running through a hemlock-shaded gorge. Birds, mostly heard, but not seen in the dense foliage: red-eyed vireo, many black-throated green warblers, an occasional black-throated blue warbler, chickadees and juncos; special bird was a blue-headed vireo. Birding trip followed by a visit to Prison City Brewing in Auburn; excellent food and beer with outdoor dining.
Today we headed up to Hammond Hill State Forest. Again, birds mostly heard but not seen: about equal numbers of black-throated blue warblers and black-throated green warblers, chickadees, wood thrushes, hermit thrushes, oven birds, robins, a scarlet tanager, and a field sparrow near the bench overlooking the field close to Star Stanton. Usually I hear a raven in the forest, but not today. We also saw many interesting native plants along the trail. -Liisa Liisa Mobley -- 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/ --