Date: 4/14/18 9:06 am From: Diane Morton <dianegmorton...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods this morning
Ken Kemphues and I led a bird walk around the Wilson Trail this morning at Sapsucker Woods that included several first-of-year birds for us. A NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was circling low over the pond to give us good looks- the only swallow we saw on our walk.
Over by the Sherwood platform, two EASTERN TOWHEES foraged next to the path. Seconds later a PALM WARBLER appeared above us, tail-pumping, as it flew among the tree branches. We also found several yellow-rumped warblers and two PINE WARBLERS. We were able to watch one of them singing its trilling song.
Two FOX SPARROWS and three HERMIT THRUSHES appeared as we rounded the trail after the Harper bench, and three YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS chased each other through the trees, with squeaky vocalizations. We spotted both GOLDEN-CROWNED and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS and could see the colorful crowns of each.
Turned out that this foggy spring morning was a great time to be out.