I just birded briefly along the Lansing Greenway (the eBird hospot called
700 Warren Road Trail) and came across a nice flock of warblers that
appeared to be concentrated in aspens with newly-emerged catkins. Much of
the flock was comprised of Nashville Warblers and Black-capped Chickadees,
New around my place: N. Parula, Canada Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Least
Flycatcher. Still no hummer - did mine take a drink in the Gulf of Mexico?
It looks like today is going to be the Big Day for the neighborhood's American
Toads. Movement toward the pond was very noticeable yesterday, and the
Judging by observations, reports from the ADK, our banding and Nexrad, just
all the species have arrived throughout NYS! Heavy T-storms last night and
this AM precluded banding.New this morning are:
Chestnut-sided Warbler (last evening)
A quick walk around my yard and close neighborhood this morning turned up 2
male CAPE MAY WARBLERS (not singing but giving continuous high zeeep flight
calls), a singing BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SCARLET
TANAGER, and several WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, in addition to
CLIFF SWALLOWS on red barn, NE corner Groton City Rd Old Stage Rd, Town of
Groton, inside Cayuga Lake Basin.
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I just returned from an incredible hour or so in our wet woods. The cacophony
amazing and the birds everywhere. I saw all of the birds reported earlier, many
those reported in previous days, common regulars and these new species:
Black and White Warbler
Brad Walker and I just found a bright Philadelphia Vireo on the Wilson Trail at
Sapsucker Woods, just near the footbridge over the small stream.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Golden-winged Warbler at Sherwood Platform, Sapsucker Woods.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
I walked throughout most of Sapsucker Woods on Friday morning. Migrants are
impressively abundant and diverse throughout the sanctuary. The densest
warbler flock was in the area of mostly dead trees west of the Wilson Trail
North, between the Sherwood Platform and Charley Harper's tribute
Just returned from birding a very birdy Durland including Eastern
Kingbird. Young researcher we met on the boardwalk asked us to let her
know if we saw any songsparrows - yes pair foraging in grass dam just
off the observation platform at 1 O'clock, 10:50-10:55.
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I continued my walk after being bummed about missing the Golden-winged
Warbler and found a PHILADELPHIA VIREO from the mulched path at the
powerline cut. This was presumably a second bird, being a bit far from the
Wilson Trail. It was actively foraging in the aspen on the Lab side of the
My morning began with no less than 10 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS in my yard,
in the rain. But no hummers as yet :-( .
So, don't let anyone ever tell you that you have to be at Hawthorne
early! I had intended to be at Hawthorne at 7am, but wimped out due to
rain. Then I couldn't stand missing all
Today, I birded at the Hawthorn Orchard from about 8:45am to 11:15am. It was a
really nice day there! This was my first visit with migration in full swing. I
was out of town Tuesday through very early this morning, so missed the big
fallout over the prior days.
Here's a run-down of what I
Most Warblers seem not to have made it to shore and upland areas near Cayuga
Lake, I guess; I birded all around Lansing Station Rd. and Edwards Lake Cliff
Preserve (both Lansing, near the lake, some parts with old orchard trees in
bloom) in the last 2 days and saw only Yellow Rumped, Yellow,
Hello fellow birders,
It's hard to believe that this video was taken merely two hours before that
massive storm came through Ithaca-it's so clear and sunny!
This was taken in the Commonland Community near the east end of the complex.
The cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides) you see is a
I haven't seen been down to see it but here is news:
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: ferrisa3 ferri...@pronetisp.net
Date: May 4, 2012 2:56:52 PM EDT
To: Lee van Leer zoologist...@gmail.com
Subject: Pssst . . .
In case anyone is wondering, I just checked a little while
I showed a couple of visitors around the trail system at Sapsucker Woods
this afternoon. In general it was pretty quiet, but my highlight was a
silent male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER foraging high in maples along the trail
that runs from Sapsucker Woods Road (by the visitor lot) to the powerline
We have a male BLUE GROSBEAK in our back yard, foraging among the sparrrows and
finches for what appears to be dandelion seeds. This morning, Shirley saw two
blue colored birds in the front yard but could not ID them. Possibly the same
as the Blue Grosbeak.
Bill McAneny, TBurg
Ben Barkley, Brenden Fogarty, Brian Magnier, and I had an excellent
morning of birding around campus today (primarily in the woods behind
Jessup Field and the A Lot, just north of main campus). In addition to
18+ species of warblers, there were a plethora of White-crowned
It was another fantastic day at the orchard. I was there from 10:00 - 12:00
A.M. I tried to count numbers of each species, but it didn't quite
work.(sorry Chris) They were moving around too much. Anyway, there seemed
to be a number of birds in just about every tree. It was a real treat! As
My apologies. Jay, Jeff, Tim, and others came by to look for the grosbeak and
found an Indigo Bunting. My ID was a bit hopeful I guess. Jay kindly said he
would rather find a more common bird than miss a rare bird that went
unreported.. Nonetheless, you all can now go back to counting
A friend just told us about another red-tailed hawk nest near Cornell campus
that I hadn't heard about. It's located on the north cliff wall of the Fall
Creek gorge just above the Stewart Ave. bridge and below eye level when viewed
from the bridge. When we looked about an hour ago, it looked
According to a booklet about Cornell Natural Areas, the woods between Triphammer and Pleasant Grove Roads north of A-lot and Jessup Fields is called PALMER WOODS. This is the first time I've had occasion to use the name, so I can hardly blame anyone else for not knowing. Anyway I'm glad people are
Sitting outside just now, listening to the night sounds, I thought the toads
down at the pond were being awfully noisy, so I moved around to the north end
of the house, andI immediately heard a Whip-poor-will. The last time I had one
in my yard was way back in 1997!
Hiked the Esker Brook Trail and drove towpath rd at Montezuma this afternoon,
Spring is definitely here! This is a list of species seen (didn't track
numbers). I probably won't remember everything, but here it goes;
Saw the radar last night after sunset and it was lit
up with very heavy bird echoesthen a large
swath of thunderstorms pushed through central
NY. I watched and right after the storms passed
by, the bird echoes were gonemega fallout!
Dan Watkins and I planned a big Broome County Day
Earlier this evening, LeeAnn VanLeer and I identified an Eastern Wood-Pewee
(two white wing bars, no discernible eyeing) on Wilson Trail just past Sherwood
Platform. It seemed early for a Pewee, so if anyone has another possibility,
let me know. Lots of other stuff but nothing that hasn't
first WARBLERS of the season spotted (admittedly, a bit late to the
game on my part) April 29th: yellow-rumps in Six Mile Gorge.
this morning, May 4th, WARBLER HEAVEN in the Hawthorn Orchards on East
Hill (roughly 10 am - 12:30 pm), with an amazing fallout from
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