Date: 5/16/19 7:24 am From: <khmo...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] AMBI
This morning as we approached the wildlife pond in our NW field we put up a large bird. First immediate thought was another Green Heron as they nest and hunt here. It spread its wings and was much too large and then landed on the dike and immediately went into the Nothing to See Here -just a reed act. It was a female American Bittern for # 100 on the sanctuary year list! Nearby in the pond edge growth we heard another, presumably the male. The female calmly walked down the back of the dike as we watched. Made a big skirt around the pond after that as we would love them to stay. Could not think of a better "century mark bird".
We also had many warblers feeding in the spruce and larch tops but the gray sides made for lack of color and pattern. The only low warblers ahve been local breeders.
-- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818 42.443508000, -76.758202000 "Create and Conserve Habitat" --