2/26/13 Yesterday was a great day birding on Cayuga Lake. Jill Vaughan and I were impressed by the hundreds of SNOW GEESE along the icy shore as we headed up the hill out of Aurora just past Great Gully Farm. With the sun shining on a vibrant blue water, they almost looked tropical.
We were treated to a GREEN-WINGED TEAL at the pond on Factory St. as well as RED HEADS dredging up and feasting on huge helpings of green plants. HOODED MERGANSERS were plentiful on Mill Pond. At the Mud Locks there was a BALD EAGLE sitting at the top of a tree to the right of, and not far from, the "original nest #1." Hundreds of TRUMPETER SWANS congregated on the Lower Lake Rd. (west shore) with two MUTE SWANS seen among them. We couldn't help but notice the contrast between the busy but soft voices of swans compared to the raucous vocalizations of CANADA GEESE. Sue Henne -- 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/ --