Yes, marshes and agricultural land is important. In addition to the rafts of waterfowl on the lake near Lower Lake Road, there were large congregations--mostly snows--on the mucklands around Savannah yesterday (3/10). The western shore of the lake is also in the more protected, windward side.
Tom Vawter On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote: > I imagine a number of factors contribute to the attractive power of that > area. Here's one: the lake is still broad there, but it's very shallow, > mostly 5 - 6 ft. > > -Geo > > On Mar 11, 2013, at 1:29 AM, "Barbara B. Eden" <b...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > > I am curious why that is the place where the snow geese and tundra swans > congregate > > > > Thanks, > > Barbara > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://email@example.com/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/ > > -- > > -- *A. Thomas Vawter, Ph.D.* Assoc. Scientist, EcoLogic, LLC 5 Ledyard Ave. Cazenovia, NY 13035 Visiting Professor and Fellow Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 a...@cornell.edu <tvaw...@wells.edu> Professor of Biology, Emeritus Wells College Aurora, NY 14882 tvaw...@wells.edu 607.279.9924 -- 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/ --