We are all interested in seeing the cerulean warbler along with you, Don!
Maybe we could persuade Ian to give interested parties a birding tour!
> On May 13, 2014, at 2:23 PM, Donald Jones <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.