Talk about confused Mergs...I found one in N. Syracuse walking down the middle of South Bay Rd near Taft Rd. in the snow Sunday afternoon. John Moore lived on the side street the Merganser ran to trying to escape my rescue effort, and we were able to get him to rehabilitator Jean Soprano for check up and fish, and then return to open water. How wonderful to hold a Red-breasted Merganser in arm!!!
Apparently there is a lot of this happening with Grebes and Mergs. In their pursuit of open water, they are seeing roads as open water and not being able to take off from land once they are down on the ground! Two local rehab sites have had several brought in with so much frozen water this year. Judy Thurber Liverpool Sent from my iPad > On Mar 5, 2014, at 10:22 AM, "Pete M. Marchetto" <pete.marche...@cornell.edu> > wrote: > > There were several male Common Mergansers looking very confused while > swimming just above the falls at the dam on Fall Creek by the Forest Home > bridge this morning. One looked like he was about to go over the edge! Are > these guys migrating in, or just natively confused? > > -Pete > > _________________________________________ > Pete Marchetto > Engineering Physicist, CLO/BRP > Grad Student, B&EE > 1.607.254.6281 > > "Got a brand new shipment of electrical equipment, it's addressed to the > bottom of the sea." -- Linnell and Flansburgh, 2007 > > -- > 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/ --