Watching the movement of snow geese from my office in the Veterinary Research Tower today has been quite interesting. Almost all flocks have made a wide arc northeast (coming from the direction of Mt. Pleasant) of the tower that brings them over Cayuga Heights and then they drop down toward the lake. Only 2 flocks that I have seen so far have stayed straight flying north. Estimated at least 3000 birds have flown past since 10AM.
This morning at our house in Freeville we had 1 fox sparrow, 17 Rusty blackbirds, and 3 grackles. The grackles have been back for about a week, but this is the first we have seen of the blackbirds and the fox sparrow. 2 male and 1 female purple finch have also returned to the feeder after being gone for much of the winter. Andrew Miller -- 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/ --