Like others, I found rather few migrants and nothing very surprising in
Sapsucker Woods on Saturday morning. But I did meet Susan and Howard Finch,
who gave a compelling account of how they saw a VIRGINIA RAIL taking flight
briefly from the east edge of the Fuller Wetlands, just after the
I have heard seen E. MEADOWLARKS along Cherry and Snyder roads on the north
side of the Ithaca/Tompkins Co. airport as recently as yesterday afternoon
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On May 4, 2013, at 11:42 PM, Suan Yong suan.y...@gmail.com wrote:
Also in the fields across from the SPCA on Hanshaw road in the town of Dryden,
NY You can pull in on the dirt road that goes in to that field where they
walk the dogs.
Nice place to go anyway. You can follow that road to the Cayuga trail that goes
down to Fall Creek. Bank swallows nest in
We had a Blue Winged in our trees this morning...its the first time we have
had that species here at home.
...Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Thomas Hoebbel Photo~Video
Not the usual easter egg hunt, with migrant warblers bejeweling the trees, but
the local breeders do continue to trickle in. A group of three or four Hooded
Warblers arrived at my place just this morning. They haven't even had time to
spread out yet - they're all singing in one little area.
Also here at home in Brooktondale, the Bobolinks are back!
-holly (Tom's wife)
On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Tom Hoebbel tomhoeb...@gmail.com wrote:
We had a Blue Winged in our trees this morning...its the first time we
have had that species here at home.
...Time is the friend of
A TRICOLORED HERON is flying around the marsh at Van Dyne Spoor Road in
Wayne County and two GLOSSY IBIS just flew over going south. WILSON'S
PHALAROPE is still on Carncross as well as a crane family and 15+ LAPLAND
LONGSPURS (and a Tom Johnson and Chris Wood to help).
The yellow-throated vireo was singing at Lindsay-Parsons this morning, same
area as last year, by the next-to-last open area before the blue trail crossed
the woods to the railway tracks - as heard by our SFO group this morning,
although only seen poorly and briefly by one student (as a yellow
We have a pair of yard PHOEBES, as we usually do. This year the female
built 2 nests, about 5' apart, one under the eaves on the east side of our
back porch, the other on the north side. Just before noon, I heard several
sharp fee-bees, which is unusual, as the male (presumably) has not been
These strange blue skies and steady warm but light breezes do not seem to be
producing any visible migrants on the ground. As others have noted, territorial
arrivals continue to trickle in, but many local birds are still missing. An
early morning watch at Myer's Point today produced zero birds
I took a leisurely late morning walk in the woods, fields and thickets uphill,
east side of Lansing Station Rd. in Lansing, and it wasn't too birdy, but I
heard or saw:
OVENBIRD (right near me, but invisible), YELLOW WARBLERS (2), COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT (singing a lot), SWAMP SPARROW (in a little
We still have one Pine Siskin at our feeders! Hunt Hill Rd, Dryden.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
Andrew, Emmett, and Stewart Berryhill joined Betsy Darlington, Tilden, and
me on a walk early on Sunday morning at the Park Nature Preserve (Irish
Settlement Road, Dryden). Twice, we had long, very close views of a singing
PRAIRIE WARBLER along the first straightaway. As in past years, this
My first visit to the woods and jetty road this year found them dry,
compared to last year when I had to wear boots. I did not find much
variety of migrants. Many singing YELLOW WARBLERS and WARBLING VIREOS
but a single BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and AMERICAN REDSTART.
Tom Johnson and I spent the morning birding a few areas in the Finger Lakes.
Here's a quick summary of our birding along with links to eBird checklists,
many of which have photos, more comments , and links to a map of the location.
We started birding at Island Park on the north end of Owasco
I was at an Organ Concert when I read the email alert of the Tricolored Heron
on my phone during intermission. This is not the place you want to be when you
get one of these but since I was with someone and more interested in the second
half I stayed. I decided I might have a better chance in
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