I had heard, perhaps incorrectly, that Steve's group's Red-necked Grebe on the SFO Montezuma overnight trip was at Van Dyne Spoor Road. At any rate I did not see it then, and only found the one at Carncross Roat on 25 May which is when eBird reports for it start. I don't think it could've hidden at Carncross Road from eBird reporters for over a month, although maybe if it can fly and moved from the Morgan Road impoundment or Van Dyne Spoor Road it may have been able to remain undetected. I don't know if high waters would've allowed it to swim between those places, but I don't think it would've walked, as injured geese do. There's been a lot of migration lately, so I'm not convinced this late bird is such a long-term visitor or injured bird. Snow Geese, however, typically do stay over after being wounded by hunters, and the Snow Goose at Carncross, even though it can fly now, I would readily believe has convalesced locally. But I think grebes aren't supposed to be hunted and so I think they aren't as typically injured by hunters. That's my speculation.
--Dave Nutter On May 29, 2014, at 08:49 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal <m...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Hi all, > > There was a Red-necked Grebe on April 13 2014 at Carncross road seen by Steve > Kress's group. My group which went there five minutes later looked for it, at > one point we thought we had it in the scope, but next moment it was gone. And > we did not find it again. After that on and off there have been a few > reports of this grebe from the same location. So I think it is the same one > for some reasons it is hanging around at Carncross. Perhaps some injury?? > > What do others think? -- 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/ --