June 21, 2006

Birds: Orchard Oriole and Black-billed Cuckoo

I took a trip out to Jordan Road (Cayuga County) this morning for a second look at the Orchard Orioles. I wasn't dissapointed!

There were at least two singing males and one female in the area. It was really a stroke of luck that this guy stayed put long enough for me to set up my scope and camera.

The birds are nesting in the big trees right accross from the entrance to the Cross Lake Marina. While I was on the Oriole I heard a Black-billed Cuckoo calling nearby. Cuckoos can be pretty secretive but I did manage one identifiable shot...