Susie & I started the day by going for breakfast at the Meetinghouse Café (Diner) at the corner of Salt Rd. and State Rt. 90 in Summerhill. Friendly folks, reasonable prices. They serve SCRAPPLE. Its not on the menu; you have to ask. Also there is the finest bathroom that we have ever seen in all our visits to U.S. diners.
We could not find the Genoa Sandhill crane family. At the Potato Bldg. in the Mucklands at MNWR, there are viewable many thousands of SNOW and CANADA GEESE, hundreds of TUNDRA SWANS, and hundreds of RING-BILLED GULLS. There were about 50 PINTAIL with the MALLARDS. I located 2 groups each of 7-8 SANDHILL CRANES a long ways off. No sign of the 20 reported heading this way from Derby Hill earlier in the week. There was an adult SNOWY OWL due south from the building and about 100 from the road. I did not see it for a long time as I was looking too far out. Susie should have seen it just by looking out the car window; but there was tall grass in the line of view, and anyway, she was crocheting. The NORTHERN SHRIKE at the east end of Van Dyne Spoor Rd. was being its usual photogenic self. We found no rough-legged hawks, but for the day found 4 KESTRELS, 3 N. HARRIERS, and about 12 RED-TAILED HAWKS. Steve & Susie Fast Brooktondale -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --