[cayugabirds-l] OT: fireflies, bats, avian visitor

2017-06-20 Thread Dave Nutter
Again this year my overgrown yard at the base of West Hill in the City of Ithaca supports a show of fireflies. We first noticed them yesterday evening and it's too soon to tell if numbers are down, but at least they are not missing. Bats are scarce, though. We saw one during an early warm

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lack of birds

2017-06-20 Thread Janet Akin
I did a breeding bird survey at Montezuma today. We had 27 Yellow Warblers on Esker Brook. Just one example but other birds in good numbers including Gray Catbirds, Willow Flycatcher. Goldfinch ,Cedar Waxwings. I have had Black-billed Cuckoo on all three surveys I have done this spring. Janet

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lack of birds

2017-06-20 Thread Marc Devokaitis
Throwing my two cents into this vicissitudinous thread...I just wrapped up a correspondence with a woman in Maryland who was distraught several weeks ago because her usual 50-hummingbird station was only getting two birds. Yesterday she wrote to say she now had 40+, but the arrival of the bulk of