Hi all, I too heard Canada Geese around 2.00 am at night. After reading Geo's post, I looked out for geese from my house and did not find any at all.
Day before yesterday (Friday) after Dave's post about Snow Geese downtown, I went to look for them and not a single I could find. But I did find lots of Canada on water, including all the birds Dave reported earlier. Then I went in search of some winter birds. On Lake Ridge road, I found hundreds of DE Juncos, Tree sparrows and a Mockingbird feeding on the road. I did not get chance to scan them for other species of sparrows as they were skittish and flew into bushes as I cruised. At Atwater road, I turned on left as I had never driven on this road and found it to be an interesting road, I found two cardinals and a few Blue Jays. Then I continued on 34 B north and 90 east to Genoa and back on 34 south to Ithaca. Nothing else much except somewhere past Locke I saw a Rough-legged hawk dashing across the field. On the way I did see four Red-tailed Hawks, three American Kestrels. One interesting thing I noticed was lots of trucks entering and leaving salt company and all along the roads. I was wondering why I am seeing so many trucks. Then I realized that this is the first time I have driven on these roads on week-days and that may be the reason why I saw so many trucks. Is it true? Cheers Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ ________________________________ From: bounce-72549091-3493...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-72549091-3493...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of nutter.d...@me.com [nutter.d...@me.com] Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2012 10:00 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] More Snow Geese depart Last night about 1015pm as I was shoveling my sidewalk one last time before going to bed, I heard geese overhead. They were fairly low, and not particularly going south. I don't know why they were wandering around in the low clouds lit up by Ithaca's street lights. Mostly they were Canadas, but I also heard a group of SNOW GEESE, so we now at least have that species for count week in case they all depart before Tuesday. --Dave Nutter On Dec 30, 2012, at 09:40 AM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: More Snow Geese are passing south out of the basin on this morning's brisk tail wind. I don't expect to see them circle back. There's relatively little agricultural land south of here, and it's all buried in snow. -Geo Kloppel -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) firstname.lastname@example.org<http://www.mail-archive.com/<a%20href=>/maillist.html'>http://email@example.com<mailto: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/ -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- 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/ --