Classic reply all error. Sorry everybody.
On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Donald Jones <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> Cerulean Warbler has long been near the top of my most wanted birds list
> (as with many birders). I head home on Sunday, but is there any day before
> then that you might be able to show me this breeding location? I've got two
> exams on Friday and I have a lot of studying and writing to do around
> those, but I think I could make time if you have a free morning. It would
> be great to add one last lifer, and such a classy one at that, before I
> leave for the summer.
> Don Jones
> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Ian A. Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> For the seventh year in a row a Cerulean Warbler has arrived in the woods
>> above our home on the southern end of Snake Mountain in Bridport/Cornwall.
>> Here are number of males recorded during those years over a transect of
>> 3200 feet from my place north to Mountain Road. Also given are first and
>> last days observed.
>> 2008 - 2 June 3 to June 13 (likely arrived mid-May; limited
>> observation by me)
>> 2009 - 3 May 21 to June 8
>> 2010 - 10 May 11 to June 26 (presumed "typical" breeding year)
>> 2011 - 5 May 13 to June 25 (presumed "typical" breeding year)
>> 2012 - 2 May 7 to July 7 (big windstorm broke canopy branches early
>> June; likely attempted second brood)
>> 2013 - 1 May 10 to May 30 (unsettled behavior the entire time present;
>> perhaps reflecting events of 2012)
>> 2014 - 1 May 13.
>> Note that a "presumed typical breeding year" is a little over six weeks,
>> a very brief stay. The 2012 extension of the birds into July was a big
>> surprise. It seems reasonable to conclude that the first nest (they are
>> very high in the canopy of tall trees) was destroyed. Apparently it is
>> rare for Ceruleans to lay two clutches a year, but it seems that is what
>> they did (by virtue of the extended departure date and the behavior of the
>> Nice to have them back. I wasn't so sure based upon the limited activity
>> last year.