New migrants today included Indigo Bunting near the powerline cut,
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and a MOURNING WARBLER
that sang several phrases near the powerline cut. I was not able to locate
Also, on Tuesday I had the Great Horned Owl getting mobbed by American
There were several flocks of warblers around Sapsucker Woods today.
Highlights included a LINCOLN'S SPARROW singing near the north side of the
building, a male BAY-BREASTED WARBLER at the Sherwood Platform and a
WILSON'S WARBLER just east of the Sherwood Platform.
There were a few migrants in Sapsucker Woods, mostly around the Sherwood
Platform. There was a mixed flock of BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, RED-EYED
VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, HOUSE WREN and COMMON YELLOWTHROATS. There were also
a few BALTIMORE ORIOLES hanging around.
Migrants of note this morning include a Swainson's thrush on the inner leg
of the Wilson trail, Eastern wood pewee, multiple Tennessee warblers, and a
Blackpoll warbler singing on the north side of the building.
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
To add to Brad's tally: there were two Northern Parulas, both singing, on
the Wilson Trail North just west of the Sherwood Platform at about 9:15AM.
A Blackburnian Warbler also sang a few times further east on the Wilson
Trail, just beyond the footbridge.
On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:04 AM,
Livia I walked around Sapsucker Woods and back this morning from around
6:00 to 8:30. The Wilson Trail was quiet on the way out but had picked up
substantially by 8:00. Only completely new species we saw was a TENNESSEE
WARBLER foraging with two NASHVILLE WARBLERS in the flowering maples high
I've been watching the gull feeding frenzy the last several evenings. They
are definitely catching something.
I drive that way every day and cannot recall this happening before and
especially not so many days in a row. Anyone care to speculate on what they
are feeding so frenzily on?
There was a little bit of activity on the Wilson Trail North this morning.
I found a mixed species flock at the Sherwood Platform that had two
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, and HOODED WARBLER.
There was also a MOURNING WARBLER on the inner trail before the
There were a few nice migrants moving around Sapsucker Woods this morning
on the Wilson Trail. Highlights for me were the aforementioned BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, a TENNESSEE WARBLER, singing SWAINSON'S THRUSH and the return of
SCARLET TANAGERS and RED-EYED VIREOS to the western woods.
I had my first mixed species foraging flock of the year along the west side
of Sapsucker Woods Road this morning, which included:
Black-throated Green Warbler
A Veery was also veer-ing on the east side.
There were some new arrivals at Sapsucker Woods this morning, the most
notable being: OVENBIRD singing along the west side of Sapsucker Woods
Road, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO singing in the same location, GRAY CATBIRD on the
Wilson Trail North, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT singing along the powerline cut
There wasn't too much action on the Wilson Trail North today, but the
Sherwood Platform did have a singing/calling BROWN THRASHER and a
cooperative BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER foraging in the willows at eye level.
Slightly further west on the path was a group of three handsome
Brad Walker and I had a nice lunch-time skywatch from the hill at Sapsucker
Woods just now. Highlights were an adult GOLDEN EAGLE, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS (and Brad had another just before we went
out), several thousand Canada Geese (nowhere near the numbers yesterday,
On my walk in to work this morning, I found a small flock of migrants at
the Sherwood Platform including RED-EYED VIREO, NASHVILLE WARBLER,
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and the brightest yellow PHILADELPHIA VIREO I've
Cayugabirds-L List Info:
I had a little flock this morning along Sapsucker Woods Road near the
Frog Barn (91 Sapsucker Woods Road) with Warbling, Philadelphia, and
Red-eyed vireos, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and a few warblers (Magnolia,
Blackpoll, Black-throated Green).
There was a (the?) Prairie Warbler along the north
I ran into several large mixed flocks before and after work in
Sapsucker Woods today. This morning, the first flock was south of the
pond on Wilson Trail. Most of the 10+ warblers were two far and
obscured in the canopy, but I picked out one Blackburnian. Near the
intersection of Wilson and
I took a stroll down the Wilson Trail today while waiting for the shuttle
and saw a few new migrants for the year (for me). Highlights include:
American Redstart (4)
Warbling Vireo (8)
Yellow Warbler (3)
Eastern Towhee (2, calling back and forth)
Least Flycatcher (1)
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