Apologies for the delayed post, as I was distracted by Jay's rare bird alert about the EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL which was still present when I left NYS-38 Hart Rd at 10:15am. Anyway, this morning in Fuertes Sanctuary / Renwick Woods a WINTER WREN was singing. It was next to the new trail
I just had a quick woodcock blitz in Dryden. Over the course of 45 minutes or so I found 10 AMERICAN WOODCOCKS in the immediate vicinity of downtown Dryden. I started on Ferguson Road, where I had two calling on Scout Lane off Scenic Way (near the west end of Ferguson.) No luck on George Road or
Regarding the fish-eating mammal observations, I asked my friend who studied mink in grad school (now he works for USFWS), and he says it's most likely a mink. He says mink will often start at the tail end. Robyn Bailey Ithaca, NY PS- This is my first post, so Hello! from a new subscriber.
The teal was still there when I left at 9:45. All the ducks took flight shortly after I posted, but luckily almost all of them settled in again after a few minutes. When I left, the best viewing was from Rt. 38 at Hart Road, where you can pull off on the north side or park on Hart Road and scope