As a follow up to this post, we hiked Fillmore Glen State Park this morning and up high in the gorge, near where the gorge trail crosses there was a very interesting Empidonax flycatcher pair. The birds were easily visible hawking insects and the song was consistent with an Acadian Flycatcher. We did use the Merlin app to record the song and it also identified it as an Acadian flycatcher. Habitat seems right for it, but I have not seen one in around here before.
-Andrew Miller From: bounce-126601766-61975...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-126601766-61975...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Liisa S. Mobley Sent: Sunday, June 5, 2022 4:39 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Birding and hiking 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: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- 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/ --