This a.m. I saw over a doz. unknown swallows heading SSE to the east of our house, 1/2 mi. from the lake. I don't know flight patterns well enough to ID them that way but they resembled what I've observed of Tree Swallows. Whatever they were, they're the first I've seen for a couple wks..
At Frontenac Park I saw 4 female Common Merganzers close to the docks. Not unusual but nice. BTW, the lake waters are continuing to rise .... forecasters are predicting the level to perhaps rise 1 to 3 ft. above normal for this time of the yr., a time when the level is already being dropped for winter. Folks need to remember that Keuka L. empties into Seneca which then empties into Cayuga via the Seneca River here by the Lock. All these combined waters then have to go out north to Lake Ontario via the Seneca River/Canal ... a very narrow waterway as those of you that have traveled to MNWR have seen. Controlling these lake/river levels to prevent flooding or provide water to lakeside/canal dwellings is not easy. Lots of abuse gets dumped on the lock tenders because so few people understand. Fritzie Blizzard -- 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/ --