Hi all, I missed my regular bus of 4.43 PM, so decided to take the bus after an hour. But when I came down I had missed this bus too. Then I decided that I will take bus part of the distance and walk the rest . I was so glad that I missed all the buses. As I was waiting I looed around, starlings were having fun. Next time when I scanned the sky right over Vet school tower was a raptor circling fairly low. Initially, thought it might be a Turkey Vulture. But in the beuatiful sun there was no silvery white on the underside of the wing, bird was brownish rather thatn blacking, short neck and tail was short and wings held in slight dihedral, short rounded tale. I watched it cirlced sometime fairly low. I went to the steps of my office builiding to make it my office bird! It looked like it was deciding a spot to crash for the night. Then it decided to head towards Mt Pleasant or Monkey Run area.
I think I missed the buses because Ii was destined to see the GOLDEN EAGLE! After a couple of minutes, a Turkey Vulture passed the same location that headed straight north, but lazily. What a contrast of colors between two species that was highlighted by the beautiful sun! I too observed many geese from fifth floor of Entomology Dept while in a meeting late afternoon. I walked from EAst Hill Plaza to home why Hawthorn Orchard ball fields. Red-Winged Blackbirds were claiming properties every where singing "It's my properteee" It was great evening to walk home. Cheers Meena PS: In the morning I saw and heard a SONG SPARROW at the junction of Ellis Hollows and PIne Tree Road. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --