Date: 4/24/19 5:18 am
From: Jay McGowan <jmcgowan57...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, South Spring Pool, Montezuma NWR
Dave Kennedy reports he saw the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at South Spring
Pool briefly this morning at 7:50AM, 25 yards west of the platform.

Jay

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 2:50 AM Dave Nutter <nutter.dave...> wrote:

> Gladys (& all),
> Reading your report is almost like seeing the bird oneself. Lovely. Thank
> you. I’ll add your names after work.
>
> - - Dave Nutter
>
> On Apr 23, 2019, at 10:27 PM, Gladys Birdsall <gjb5...> wrote:
>
> Dave,
>
> Diane, Susan Evans-Pond and I were headed back to Ithaca after birding
> with the Campus Club Bird Study Group at MNWR and we stopped at South
> Spring Pool to check what might be out on the pool. As we were standing on
> the wooden platform we saw two Yellow-rumped Warblers just to the west of
> the platform in some small trees right by the water. Yellow-rumps were
> singing around us, and then we heard something different. I thought
> "Chestnut-sided like", and Diane thought "Yellow Warbler". We walked
> back onto the trail and walked a few feet further down the path and saw
> movement up in a tree on the south side of the trail. We quickly saw a
> bird up in a tree right near the trail, and were wowed by the brilliant
> yellow throat. We watched this bird for 4-5 minutes. It did not sing, but
> foraged on limbs and moved around the tree trunk at one point. It flew a
> couple times to nearby trees but we were able to follow it easily. The
> black on the face, appearing triangular shaped under the eye - with the
> black stripe extending down the neck was very striking. Looking at the
> bird from below and as it moved around it was very striped on the
> sides/flanks. It was grey above on the back. I could not see what
> markings it had underneath it's tail. We talked about what we were seeing
> and *we* finally left the bird, as our phones and books were in the
> car. What we observed all pointed to a Yellow-throated Warbler.
>
> Gladys
>
>
> I just saw this notice from eBird, but nothing on CayugaBirds-L or the
> text rare bird alert yet. Nice description by Diane Traina of the
> Yellow-throated Warbler at the NYS-89 entrance to South Spring Pool at
> Montezuma NWR. (It’s shocking how many people don’t actually describe the
> rarities they report.) This is a species we don’t see every year in the
> Cayuga Lake Basin, although Dave Kennedy also found one 2 days ago next to
> Seneca Lake north of Willard Town Park. An invasion! I hope this one sticks
> around and is easier to refind.
>
> - - Dave Nutter
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From:* <ebird-alert...>
> *Date:* April 23, 2019 at 3:00:45 PM EDT
> *To:* Undisclosed recipients: ;
> *Subject:* *[eBird Alert] Seneca County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>*
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> - Yellow-throated Warbler (1 report)
>
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
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> Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) (1)
> - Reported Apr 23, 2019 13:36 by Diane Traina
> - Montezuma NWR--South Spring Pool, Seneca, New York
> - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.97062,-76.772992&ll=42.97062,-76.772992
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55303176
> - Comments: "Bright yellow throat from base of bill to top of breast.
> Striped on flanks, white wing bars. White eyebrow stripe. Black around eye
> extending down side of cheek and neck. Grey clear belly to tail. Greyish on
> back. Seen just past post from entrance at art 89. "
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