I had my FOY Northern Rough-winged Swallows mixed with Tree Swallows Friday in the wind shadow of the Aurora bluffs. I don't think I've ever been happier to find a flock of Swallows as I am after this winter.
I also did a quick trip around the auto loop at Montezuma. Large numbers of Ring-necked Ducks are spread out in the cattail stubble along with many Gadwall, Bufflehead, Coot and American Wigeon. I also saw one Long-tailed Duck which I don't ever remember finding in the main pool before. The large Redhead numbers have dissipated and I only saw handfuls of them. Gary -- 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/ --