Last evening, Susie I noted a large handful of CHIMNEY SWIFTS flying over
the Firehouse Diner in downtown Candor, NY.
And for years, we have watched another bunch of them over the ice cream
stand in Richford, NY. (not every day, of course)
S. S. Fast
I did a walk through Shindagin Hollow this morning. It was probably one of
the best walks I've had there in years, birdwise, especially for warblers.
Soon after starting I encountered a large feeding flock of the little guys.
I stood, literally, in one spot on the road and identified 13 species
Today, from about 9:00am to 11:30am, I spent time wandering around the
Hawthorn Orchard in search of migrants. The wind made it difficult to locate
individuals, but I managed to see and hear a few birds. Below are the
details of what was there this morning:
1 Belted Kingfisher (flyover)
Over this way Hoodeds prefer Maple forest with medium understory. No morels!
However, under those old apple trees is the real connection.;-)
Have also founded Hooded nesting in dense second growth - similar to Chat
John and Sue Gregoire
I'd like to thank the near 20 people that joined me for this morning's Lime
Hollow bird walk --for you
Basinites out there, 90% of LH is in the Cayuga Lake Basin. :-) Lime
Hollow bird walks take place
throughout May every Saturday at 7:30. While things weren't amazing this
Matt Medler and I spent the day checking through the many hundreds of
shorebirds currently at Montezuma, in addition to a few spots closer
to Ithaca. Despite the very windy conditions, we managed to find a
surprisingly list of species!
We started the morning by checking the Fort Hill Rd
My SFO group also stayed at Arnot Forest from 7am-4pm, but we were slower paced
and did not try to go to the top, so we missed several of the field and early
species Meena listed. However, we did hear both BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW-
BILLED CUCKOOS well, and a couple of us had a
I too heard the Barred Owl, but thought it might have been the person
leading the kids group that was in proximity to Mark and Alicia, so now I am
thinking this was a bird rather than a human calling. I faintly heard a
reply from deep in the dryden side forest, but only once. While on the