This morning at Miller Creek Conservation Area, there was a Sandhill Crane which appeared to be on its nest. It is 75-100m from the viewing platform towards the only open water of the stream you can see at “1 o’clock”. The camouflage is great – it could easily be overlooked. We also heard Sora, Virginia Rail, and A. Bittern. My wife saw 3 Black Terns at Lakefield Marsh this evening. Yesterday morning (May 11, 2011) I birded Warsaw Caves Conservation area with Ethan Huner. It was a very ‘birdy” morning with ~50 species seen including 14 species of warbler. Highlights were 7 Cape May Warbler (4 within one binocular view!), and 2 Bay-breasted Warbler.

Location: Miller Creek, Lakefield Marsh, Warsaw Caves Conservation Area
Observer: Travis Cameron

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.