I think my comment what appeared to be copulation gives too strong an expression to my observation. If it were true then I would have to say there are three birds, because I'm assuming that females don't sing, and I'm not prepared to say that yet as much as I would like it to be. Let me restate
don't forget to look up, Joe - Forwarded Message - From: Joe DeVito joeb...@yahoo.com To: oneidabird oneidabi...@yahoogroups.com; Cayuga Birds firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:54 AM Subject: Florida to NY I just got back from helping a friend move to NY
A Yellow- bellied Flycatcher calling 'chu-wee' from the spruces in my backyard at 1 pm. Also singing Blackburnian W. all morning. Still migrants moving through. Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME
A beautiful female HUDSONIAN GODWIT is foraging out with Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers at Puddlers Marsh from Towpath Road. Also WILSON'S PHALAROPE and 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS at Shorebird Flats on the Wildlife Drive. Jay McGowan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Some more yard birds in my backyard in Northeast Ithaca so far today. The male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (still singing) was chasing another warbler, which turned out to be a female BLACKPOLL WARBLER. A few raptors are apparently migrating over -- a subadult BROAD-WINGED HAWK and a high circling
This evening I biked to Ulysses near the Glenwood Pines to check on the Bald Eagle nest. There were two large young, one of which had climbed onto a tree limb adjacent to the nest. I have not checked this nest very frequently this spring, and I was not there very long, but I doubt that a third
I spent the morning walking around Lindsay-Parsons. Like Geo, I did not find any Acadian Flycatcher off Station Rd. However I did find a Worm-eating Warbler low enough on the steep eastern slope of the preserve that a person with good hearing (better than mine) might hear it from the blue trail.