Date: 7/7/18 2:24 am From: David Nicosia <daven102468...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] First southbound migrants Broome Co.
Had my first "fall" LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Upper Lisle County Park last evening Broome Co. The bird was an adult in what appeared to me as worn breeding plumage. I also had a small group of RING-BILLED GULLS (13) loafing at Dorchester Park. This is the first group of these birds I have seen since Spring migration. To my knowledge these birds don't breed in Broome Co. Most of these birds were still in breeding plumage with a couple 2nd cycle birds. Nothing unusual, but interesting how quickly birds turn to fall migration. Yesterday there was a strong cold front and northwest winds that likely kicked this off. I also have seen reports from Montezuma that there is a trickle of LESSER YELLOWLEGS and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER.