Friday, May 16, 2008
Did a woodcock survey up by Searchmont last night, with Jim Hayden and Glen Brown. We had a total of 27 woodcock on the survey, a pretty decent number considering the habitat. Also had Hermit and Swainson's Thrushes, Veery, Canada Warbler, several other warblers, a pair of Merlin, a Broad-winged Hawk which flew right over our heads, 2 American Bitterns calling, and several snipe. The peepers and toads are really singing now, and some stops it was hard to hear anything else!