Hi all, I was primarily interested in seeing Snowy Owls, so I headed to 96a where a Snowy Owl has been reported as recently as Feb 17. But I did not find it. Along the route rout 96a from Ovid, I saw a few Red-tails, Am. Crows and a few Horned Larks along 96 A. Before Ovid I took 89 and 96 I did not see any birds except on the lake at south-end.
On the way back I came via Seybolt Road and did not find any Snowy Owls there either, but some Horned Larks. Then I stopped at Sheldrake Park, here I large saw a flock of Greater Scaups, a few Goldeneyes, a few Redheads, one female Red-Breasted Merganser (she seemed to be one her own close to the houses and seemed injured), and one Red-necked Grebe. Then along the Sheldrake shores there were lots of Canada Geese and some more Scaups, Ring-necked Duck and a few Canavasbacks. A flock of Canada Geese took to flight among them there was one very small goose probably a Cackling Goose. Also there was a single Pied-billed Grebe on its own feeding actively. Then I stopped at south-end of Cayuga Lake the usual ducks and Mergansers were seen, nothing special, no scoters. On the way somewhere near first Trumansburg turn off, I saw Rough-legged Hawk. Meena Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ -- 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/ --