[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen, Stewart Park

2011-04-26 Thread Drew Fulton
Just finished walking around the swan pen at Stewart Park.  Only new arrival I 
found was a GREY CATBIRD.  Other than that, it was YELLOW, YELLOW-RUMPED, and 
PALM WARBLERS.

Drew


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[cayugabirds-l] Towhee

2011-04-26 Thread Nari Mistry
This morning, while the sun shone briefly, we were greeted by the loud 
song of an E.Towhee, amongst the songs of Wh Thr Sparrow, Goldfinch, 
HouseFinch and the rest of the chorus.

Now the sun's hidden and so is the Towhee!

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[cayugabirds-l] AMERICAN REDSTART Fuertes sanctuary 803am

2011-04-26 Thread 6072292158
 AMERICAN REDSTART Fuertes sanctuary 803am
--Dave Nutter

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[cayugabirds-l] savannah sparrows and a Northern Oriole

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Hoebbel
Yesterday, I was able to get some great looks at a savannah sparrow that I
have been hearing over the past couple days and this morning I have a
Northern Oriole at my suet feeder in Brooktondale


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[cayugabirds-l] Bobolink

2011-04-26 Thread Kurt Falvey
Once in a while I catch a sighting of a Bobolink in a far off field but this
morning I was treated to a male Bobolink working the grass in our back yard.

 

Kurt

 

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[cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA WHITE-EYED VIREO, Edwards Lake

2011-04-26 Thread 6072292158
 CayugaRBA WHITE-EYED VIREO, Edwards Lake Cliff Preserve, Teeter Rd, Lansing, 
reported by Bob McGuire
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[cayugabirds-l] Common Yelowthroat

2011-04-26 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
Banded one male this morning; was our first warbler up here. Yesterday we had a 
nice
low flyover by an Osprey and the local Phoebes spent the day nest building. We 
have
a fairly large number of Purple Finch and large Goldfinch flock decimating the
sunflower seed.
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[cayugabirds-l] google

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Hoebbel
nice tribute on Google today:

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en


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[cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo, Prairie Warbler

2011-04-26 Thread Jay McGowan
The WHITE-EYED VIREO was still at the Edwards Preserve on Teeter Road around
9:30, singing sporadically and foraging in the brush downslope (to the left)
of the main trail leading into the preserve (take your second left after
entering from Teeter Road and the bird was around this area, but moving a
lot.)  I also had a bright male PRAIRIE WARBLER which eventually sang twice,
and singing COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and BROWN THRASHER.

Jay McGowan
Ithaca, NY

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[cayugabirds-l] Goetchius Egret, Palm, and Yellowlegs

2011-04-26 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
I visited the Goetchius Preserve in Caroline this morning. When I arrived, 
there was a GREAT EGRET perched high in a tree at the back of the open 
water. On my way back through an hour or so later, it was gone. From the 
road, I also spotted a BROWN THRASHER and a YELLOW WARBLER. Walking through 
the preserve (in wellies) I found five LESSER YELLOWLEGS and three KILLDEER 
in the newly restored wetland area. In the wooded area behind, I found a 
PALM WARBLER, two RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, and another YELLOW WARBLER. There 
were SAVANNAH SPARROWS sprinkled across the field and a BROAD-WINGED HAWK 
flew overhead.


New yard birds this morning included a dozen WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, a pair 
of COWBIRDS, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO, a flying BROAD-WINGED HAWK being harassed 
by crows, and a BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER.


Anne Marie Johnson
Caroline


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[cayugabirds-l] BLUE-WINGED WARBLER Fuertes sanctuary 1120am

2011-04-26 Thread 6072292158
 BLUE-WINGED WARBLER Fuertes sanctuary 1120am
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[cayugabirds-l] excitement from my window

2011-04-26 Thread Naomi Brewer
Hi all -  from 7 am as I like to watch the news on TV, my gaze was turned to
my window. Right outside is a tube sunflower seed feeder  suet cake. On the
tube feeder was a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and there was a male
red-bellied woodpecker on the suet and at the tube came 4 Purple Finch plus
8 male Goldfinch all trying to get at the seeds and swirling around. In the
background on a tree was a female Pileated Woodpecker -what a sight. 

Naomi Brewer

7214 Wyers Pt. Rd.

Ovid, NY. 


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[cayugabirds-l] Good rapror flight! Mostly ENE

2011-04-26 Thread 6073515740
 Good rapror flight! Mostly ENE movement over NE Ithaca. 1 Cooper's,12 
Broad-winged Hawks and 4 Ospreys, and counting. -- Chris T-H

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[cayugabirds-l] WARBLING VIREO Ithaca Farmers' Market

2011-04-26 Thread 6072292158
 WARBLING VIREO Ithaca Farmers' Market 12:12pm
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Good rapror flight! Mostly ENE

2011-04-26 Thread Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Well...that's frustrating. My message didn't come through until more than an 
hour later.

Just got back to find that my message wasn't there...then, poof, it appeared.

Anyway, here are more details: after a little over an hour of watching the 
skies over the Cornell Business and Technology Park by the Tompkins Regional 
Airport, Pete Marchetto and I spotted the following migrants:

23+ Broad-winged Hawks
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Unidentified Buteo
3 Cooper's Hawks
3 Sharp-shinned Hawks
12 OSPREY
10 Turkey Vultures
2 Northern Harriers
2 BALD EAGLES (1 adult being dive-bombed by an Osprey at 12:52pm, promptly 
followed by 1 immature at 12:53pm).

I'm sure there were more up there, but I don't think there's much more than a 
couple of hours before the rain showers might hit us. Everything was moving 
very high in an ENE passage.

Also present before and around this time were a single singing male 
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, 2+ Yellow Warblers, 2+ Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 low 
flyover Chimney Swift, and several Yellow-rumped Warblers; plus, two female 
Buffleheads on the main pond at the Business and Tech Park.

Good birding!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Good rapror flight! Mostly ENE

 Good rapror flight! Mostly ENE movement over NE Ithaca. 1 Cooper's,12 
Broad-winged Hawks and 4 Ospreys, and counting. -- Chris T-H

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[cayugabirds-l] Swan Pen Tues. late morning

2011-04-26 Thread Asher Hockett
Location: SP Swan Pen
Observation date: 4/26/11
Notes: NO Palm Warbler
Number of species: 25

Canada Goose X + a pair doing their necking
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 5
mixed raft offshore of:
Greater/Lesser Scaup X
Bufflehead X
Common Goldeneye X

Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 5
Ring-billed Gull X
Mourning Dove X
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 3
Tree Swallow X
Tufted Titmouse 1
American Robin 2
European Starling X
Yellow Warbler 5 - all males
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird X
Common Grackle 5
House Sparrow 9


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 4/26

2011-04-26 Thread Tom Schulenberg
  I had some but by no means all of the species in Sapsucker Woods reported
by Mark.

  Additions were

  Great Crested Flycatcher - one on the northeast leg of the Severinghaus
trail

  Blue-headed Vireo - 1 singing where Severinghaus and Wilson trails join

  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - edge of the pond, north of the Podell boardwalk

  Brown Thrasher - in brush between the Frog Barn (south of the southern
part of the East trail) and Sapsucker Woods road;
   one (same bird?) was giving snatches of song yesterday morning at the
east end of the Frog Barn pond.

  Gray Catbird here as well, and multiple catbirds along lower Sapsucker
Woods Road, waterthrush singing from behind my house in northeast Ithaca,
Ovenbird singing at home, etc.


Good birding,


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Tues 4/26

2011-04-26 Thread Drew Fulton
I don't have much to add to Mark's list but I had at least 3-4 Ovenbirds and 
several Hermit Thrushes.

I can also add my FOY Great-crested Flycatcher but I can't remember the name of 
the trail (between Wilson Trail and Sapsucker Woods Road).

Drew

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On Apr 26, 2011, at 1:10 PM, Mark Chao wrote:

 Highlights from Sapsucker Woods on Tuesday morning (9:20-11:00 AM):
 
 * OVENBIRD singing by Podell Boardwalk, and another on Dryden side
 * three NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES countersinging and another seen chipping by
 road but not joining in the song contest
 * AMERICAN REDSTART singing by Podell Boardwalk
 * COMMON YELLOWTHROAT under power lines, Dryden side
 * YELLOW WARBLER along Wilson Trail North
 * at least 60 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS at Hermit Thrush spot along East Trail (this
 tally triggered the coveted eBird confirm prompt)
 * at least 3 GRAY CATBIRDS along the Wilson Trail North (also got the
 confirm prompt)
 * male PILEATED WOODPECKER feeding on root mass of fallen tree by
 Goldsworthy cairn
 * NORTHERN HARRIER, three BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, and four RED-TAILED HAWKS seen
 in a ten-minute window, migrating north -- shared with Judy Bernal and her
 friend Suzanne
 
 Mark Chao
 
 
 
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[cayugabirds-l] Montezuma request

2011-04-26 Thread Sara Jane Hymes
Taking advantage of the warm weather, Larry and I went up the lake today 
to verify directions to certain birding spots for the soon to be updated 
Birds of Cayuga Basin Guide.  After reading all of the posts, I think we 
should have stayed in town and done some local birding!  However, we 
persevered--even through tremendous downpours of mid-afternoon rain.  
Our problem is, as we were taking our final measurement along route 89 
and heading back route 5/20, the rains had caused an electric pole to 
come down, and we had to detour off of route 89 and onto E. Tyre Road, 
instead of joining route 5/20.  If anyone is going to Montezuma area--or 
route 89--we need the _precise_ distance on route 89 from routes 5/20 to 
where E. Tyre Road goes off to the West.  We can then add this 
measurement to our total distance to some of the birding guide routes.  
Anytime in the next two weeks would be great and you can email me off 
line.  We hate to make a 'special' trip, with the price of gas, just to 
measure what is approximately .75 of a mile, and can probably use that 
as an estimate, but we would like to be precise!

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[cayugabirds-l] Black-throated Blue Warbler

2011-04-26 Thread bob mcguire
I just heard from a friend that  Black-throated Blue Warbler was seen  
in the Mundy Wildflower Garden today. I don't recall anyone posting  
that bird this year.


Bob McGuire



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[cayugabirds-l] Willow Crossing at noon

2011-04-26 Thread Gladys J Birdsall
I stopped at the corner of Willow Crossing and Purvis Rd. just after 
noon.  I parked on Purvis near the little boggy areas on both sides of 
the road.

Nothing new to report but it was delightful. Lots of singing going on.
Some new ones for me this year:

3 Northern Waterthrush, 2 on the south side of Purvis, and one on north 
side.

Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Nashville (nice looks at it)
Many White-throated Sparrows
Catbird
Golden-crowned Kinglet way up high in an evergreen tree.

Good birding,

Gladys






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[cayugabirds-l] Barn Swallows

2011-04-26 Thread Gladys J Birdsall
How could I forget- the barn Swallows arrived back at the farm today.  
On Cornell Lane,  about 4 miles south of Dryden.


Good birding!
Gladys


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[cayugabirds-l] TV watching

2011-04-26 Thread Chris Pelkie
Yesterday afternoon around 5, I was yard-birding, essentially trying to chase 
down the loudly calling PILEATED WOODPECKER, one of several that we have had 
resident for years. He was circling his territory, which is roughly our 2 acres 
plus woods beyond to the east and west. He did a great job of staying 200' 
ahead of me and out of sight. After the second circle, I said the heck with it, 
I'll sit here on my back patio and wait for him. Scanning the sky, thinking 'I 
wonder where the TURKEY VULTUREs are today' and on cue the first flew into 
sight low over the trees.

Short time later, the other 2 of that family group (I'm guessing because there 
are 3 together a lot) flew in and all circled. That led to the thought 'I 
wonder if the other 2 groups are still around' as we have counted as many as 10 
at a time together over our woods. On cue: within about 10 min, 10 TVs circling 
overhead.

Then, as happened a month or so back, all of a sudden I realized one of these 
birds circling was not like the others: it was a return of the OSPREY. While I 
was watching the Osprey, in the same binoc view, a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK was 
circling a few hundred feet higher! This was getting interesting. I switched 
view slightly to watch TVs and Osprey circling and registered what appeared to 
be a flock of small birds flying downward really fast as if they had flown 
through the group of vultures, but as I followed them down I realized that one 
of the vultures or maybe the Osprey had taken a gigantic dump from 500' and it 
was spreading out. So glad it was going to land on the neighbors house a few 
hundred feet to the north. Another reason to keep your mouth shut while birding.

Bringing attention back to near ground, I saw that 2 of the TVs had perched on 
the big basswood in our next door neighbors, a new roosting spot this year for 
them (they have used some very tall pines visible to the north for years). So 
for the next 10-15 min, I had a chance to study how TVs come to roost. It's 
pretty impressive. They circled lower and tighter in a leisurely manner. On the 
next to last pass, they swoop by the tree and ID the branch they will hit, the 
make a very tight turn to lose speed for final approach. As they come straight 
in on the glide path, they roll wings vertical (like an airplane lowering 
flaps) and flap 2-3 times. This brings them down from about 15 mph to about 2 
mph in the last 20', then they hit the branch (appropriately springy) and that 
kills the final speed to 0 (though sometimes shaking the nearby roosters). This 
works pretty well for getting out of the air, but it's not always the best 
choice for foot comfort, so they will them sometimes hop to another more comfy 
branch with just a few wing flaps.

This morning, to the sound of the recently arrived HOUSE WREN, I went out and 
the roost was all still in place. One bird had come to a closer bare tree and 
presented a great photo op except an AMERICAN CROW was hassling him. I ran for 
the camera but the bird had been chased off the perfect spot. But at the same 
time, the sun had broken over the horizon, and suddenly 5 of the 10 TVs flared 
out their wings to catch some rays and dry last night's rain. This presented a 
fantastic photo and I took a bunch (hope they come out OK).

Couldn't resist all the singing at the Lab this AM, and on a quick walk from 
730-800, got First of Year (for me) GREY CATBIRD foraging and meowing along the 
pond edge, FOY BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER singing cheerily and sitting high 
up in the sun (took some pics, hope they come out too!), and FOY YELLOW WARBLER 
by Fuller Wetlands.



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Research Analyst
Bioacoustics Research Program
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Ithaca, NY 14850


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo, Prairie Warbler

2011-04-26 Thread bob mcguire
I was just about to post details when Jay's message came in. There is  
only a bit that I can add. First, there are now some sticks on the  
ground pointing to the trail where the vireo was last seen. It appears  
to be moving around a bit, so be patient and listen carefully.


In addition to Jay's birds, Dave Nutter and I also had a Gray Catbird  
and a NASHVILLE WARBLER in the same vicinity. The Prairie Warbler  
continued to sing after Jay left.


Bob McGuire
On Apr 26, 2011, at 10:05 AM, Jay McGowan wrote:

The WHITE-EYED VIREO was still at the Edwards Preserve on Teeter  
Road around 9:30, singing sporadically and foraging in the brush  
downslope (to the left) of the main trail leading into the preserve  
(take your second left after entering from Teeter Road and the bird  
was around this area, but moving a lot.)  I also had a bright male  
PRAIRIE WARBLER which eventually sang twice, and singing COMMON  
YELLOWTHROAT and BROWN THRASHER.


Jay McGowan
Ithaca, NY





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[cayugabirds-l] scarlet tanager

2011-04-26 Thread Susan Fast
Just arrived in the topmost branches of our tallest maple tree:  a SCARLET
TANAGER, singing loudly.  

Hooray for Spring!

Susie Fast, Valley Road, Brooktondale, NY


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[cayugabirds-l] more yard birds

2011-04-26 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Hoping that a few of the VERY early spring arrivals might trickle through my 
yard, I was out during the sunny period early this morning -- it was fairly 
quiet except for the songs of PURPLE FINCH, WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, and 
KINGLETS. As usual, there were a few interesting flyovers -- a pair of EASTERN 
BLUEBIRDS,  4 TREE SWALLOWS, and a CHIMNEY SWIFS - all hard to get as actual 
yard birds. A few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and at least 5 FLICKERS came over as 
well.

Yesterday evening, a dark MERLIN bombed over the yard, and we flushed a flock 
of 20+ AM PIPITS in the fields on Bluegrass Lane off Hanshaw.

KEN


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[cayugabirds-l] Least Flycatcher

2011-04-26 Thread Geo Kloppel

In 'downtown' West Danby this morning, a LEAST FLYCATCHER.

-Geo

Geo Kloppel
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[cayugabirds-l] Wood Thrush

2011-04-26 Thread Geo Kloppel
Another early bird:  along Station Road in West Danby, at the old  
foundation on the L-P Preserve , a singing WOOD THRUSH! Quite a few  
Hermit Thrushes and Blue-Headed Vireos here too.


The woods are swimming and the streams are roaring!

-Geo

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[cayugabirds-l] Newman Arboretum - poss Baltimore Oriole

2011-04-26 Thread Marie P Read
Stunned by the appearance of a strange, bright object in the sky, I headed to 
Newman Arboretum for some photography. While video-ing Red-winged Blackbirds 
displaying, females calling, American Robins singing, and Northern Flicker 
foraging on the ground, I twice heard a bright song that could only have been a 
Baltimore Oriole. But in neither case could I confirm it visually. Given that 
Tom Hoebbel (I think) posted one this morning, and the arrival of so many 
migrants since last night, it would not be surprising.

Also there, Brown Thrasher singing, several Yellow Warblers, flyover Fish Crow, 
and many of the usual suspects.

Marie






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[cayugabirds-l] Newman Arboretum - poss Baltimore Oriole

2011-04-26 Thread Marie P Read
(Sent this earlier but apparently it did not go through: - did anyone get it?)

Stunned by the appearance of a strange, bright object in the sky, I headed to 
Newman Arboretum for some photography. While video-ing Red-winged Blackbirds 
displaying, females calling, American Robins singing, and Northern Flicker 
foraging on the ground, I twice heard a bright song that could only have been a 
Baltimore Oriole. But in neither case could I confirm it visually. Given that 
Tom Hoebbel (I think) posted one this morning, and the arrival of so many 
migrants since last night, it would not be surprising.

Also there, Brown Thrasher singing, several Yellow Warblers, flyover Fish Crow, 
and many of the usual suspects.

Marie



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[cayugabirds-l] Belated report: Brown Thrasher

2011-04-26 Thread Donna Jean Darling

Was surprised to see what looked like an overgrown female Cardinal in the tray 
of my dome feeder last Tuesday.  Pecking away like a chicken and looking 
furtively around, was a Brown Thrasher.   As I approached the window it and 
what I assumed to be its mate, on the ground, flew into the nearby hedge and 
haven't been seen since.  Purple Finches have been abundant for a week now.    
One female comes very early each morning--hope she becomes a resident.
Smile: it's contagious!
Donna Jean

 
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[cayugabirds-l] snow goose in dryden

2011-04-26 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
I checked only a few Dryden spots on the way home with nothing remarkable to 
report (no warblers or shorebirds).  Best bird I had was a white SNOW GOOSE 
with about 150 or more Canada Geese in corn stubble on the west side of Irish 
Settlement Rd, just south of rt 13.  I did check the Canadas to see if 
something else might be tucked in there, but didn't find anything in a quick 
scan.

Kevin


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[cayugabirds-l] Chimney Swifts are back

2011-04-26 Thread Robyn Bailey
Our CHIMNEY SWIFTS are back finally!  We had a dozen or so flying over the 
house tonight.  Other birds in my yard tonight included NORTHERN FLICKER, WB 
NUTHATCH, pair of CARDINALS, T. TITMOUSE, pair of ROBINS, A. CROW, MOURNING 
DOVE, distant gulls, and chickadees.  But I'm especially glad about the return 
of the humble chimney swifts...perhaps because no one else took notice of them? 

Happy birding,

Robyn Bailey
downtown Cortland
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] White-eyed Vireo continues (noon)

2011-04-26 Thread Ann Mitchell
Hi All,
Gary and I went there after work. We had to wait until the storms passed. We
finally received a window of time to bird. (Better safe than killed by
binos.) The Brown Thrasher was a car bird while waiting. There was a total
of 6 Brown Thrashers, which Gary is posting on ebird. We went to Stuart's
spot. The vireo was not around. We walked around the trails.  As we were
coming back up the loop, near Stu's sticks, we heard the Vireo.  It was west
of where it was earlier and on the right side of the trail.  We also had
2 Catbirds. I heard a Prairie Warbler sing once.
Good birding,
Ann

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Stuart Krasnoff s...@cornell.edu wrote:

 i dashed out to Teeter Rd. over the noon hour and quickly found the
 White-eyed Vireo at the location Jay described.  The bird was confining
 itself to the strip of brush between the right and left trails at the
 second left.  I marked the left-hand trail with two large sticks 10-15
 yards above the best vantage point for me.  Here's to Bob, Jay, and
 short-term site fidelity.

 No Prairie Warbler for me, but a (Jay's?) virtuoso Brown Thrasher was
 carrying on near the parking spot along with Cardinals, Towhees, and a Field
 Sparrow who filled the noon-day air with song.

 Excelsior!



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