Hi Folks, The class field trip was postponed from last week to 9 Feb. Of course it snowed, made roads slippery and we turned around to get home earlier than intended. But ... .
We go two Snowy Owls, one along Rt 34 just north of Lane Rd and about 1 mile south of Genoa on a fence post to the southeast of the farm buildings , and the other at the very large dairy farm on Indian Field Rd and partially surrounded by Saxton Rd. on a building roof on the east side of Indian Field Rd. At this location we say ~50 Horned Lark, ~6 Snow Buntings, and 2-3 Laplad Longspur in driveway where the earth had been scraped bare by a plow blade. Not the best field trip with two cars and snow and wind, but good enough to thrill the students. Thanks. I am a jinx. I have been blanked on Short-eared Owls all year. Yesterday we were at the Lake Winery for an hour from 3:30 to 4:30 with no owls detected, although snow and wind made watching difficult. I've gone on three raptor surveys at Montezuma and a trip to Amherst Island without getting any short-ears. Warning, do not ever go on a trip with me to find short-ears. thanks for help wit the field trip, John -- 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/ --