Date: 5/17/18 5:39 am
From: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [HMBirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Cape May and Bay-breasted Warbler pairseBird Report - Saratoga Spa SP Hemlock Trail, May 16, 2018

> Saratoga Spa SP Hemlock Trail, Saratoga, New York, US
> May 16, 2018 7:45 AM - 10:05 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.3 mile(s)
> Comments: Arrived at the Hemlock Trail parking lot to find Wally and my first real Warbler fall out this Spring. I'm guessing 75% of the birds went unidentified, but even the ones we got were fun to see with my first good glimpse at Mr and Mrs Cape May and Mr and Mrs Bay-breasted Warblers.
> Taking the right fork, we were just about to reach the second wooden bridge when the weird opening sounds of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo sounded followed by the galloping. He kept calling every 2 minutes or so, but after 20 minutes, we could not locate him. They are very good ventriloquists, projecting their call in a way that sounded like it could be coming from more than one direction. Hit a patch of Chestnut-sided Warblers in the Walnut grove around the middle of the walk. Wood Thrushes, Ovenbirds and Titmice seemed to compete for most frequently encountered bird.
> 38 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Heard then briefly seen near parking lot at the end of our walk.
> Mourning Dove 2
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 As mentioned in general notes, this guy was loud and regular, but not willing to be seen by us
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 4
> Warbling Vireo 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 5
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 6
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 1
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 6
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 4
> Ovenbird 6
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Cape May Warbler 2
> Bay-breasted Warbler 2
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3
> warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 15 As mentioned in preamble, it is realistic to see large numbers of warblers in a fallout and only get to identify a fraction of them. This is a good estimate based on how many birds I saw flitting around
> Song Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 4
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45760183
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Posted by: Ronald Harrower <rharrower...>
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