Not a chance the whole lake will freeze over, Dave. No ice at all up here where it is 460 feet deep. 1 1/2 weeks ago water near shore was 39 degrees. It freezes only at the shallow ends and areas adjacent, usually. A little raft of Redheads, Ring Necks, swimming, diving here. Accompanied by some Mallards. Birding from my kitchen window on this wild, windy day seems good.
Sent from my iPhone Donna Scott On Jan 26, 2014, at 11:02 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@me.com> wrote: > I don't know what possessed me to walk to the lake again today, having walked > both to East Shore Park and past Treman to the lake yesterday. Anyway, the > ice has grown considerably, extending about 3/4 of a mile from the land at > Treman's lakeshore, so today's walk was longer than I expected. I did get > fine views of ducks from between houses at about #967 Taughannock Blvd, > including White-winged Scoters close to shore, plus all the Mergansers, all > the (usual) Aythya, and Common Goldeneyes. The few Long-tailed Ducks I saw > were diving next to the ice edge in the middle of the lake. I also saw Canada > Geese, the usual 3 gull species, and an immature Bald Eagle on the ice. I > wasn't able to scan the whole lake and saw no grebes, loons, or coots. The > only Anas I saw was a single male Mallard flying over Inlet Island. With > serious cold expected to return and continue for awhile, and the ice shelf > already so big, I wonder how far it will grow, or if this could even be a > rare year that the lake freezes over. > --Dave Nutter > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- 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/ --