Radar indicates a very strong and stalled migration on our doorstep this morning so we went through the sanctuary looking. Soon we were wishing that we still banded, but after 40 years we called that project ended.
Kestrel Haven is off Fitzgerald Rd and a private wildlife sanctuary protected by the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. Visitation is prohibited. This morning,large flocks of juncos were everywhere which may account for all the radar returns. Mixed in were other migrants but viewing conditions were horrid. We did confirm Fox Sparrow and Flicker as new year birds. Tantalizing were two thrushes not seen well enough for positive ID but we "felt" they were Wood and Hermit. We did spot two warbler species but no definitive field marks for an ID. It appears that the weather will give us another possibility tomorrow. Last night, Sue's moth lights and bait boards were very well attended by many species. John -- 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/ --