You are right, it was at Van Dyne Spoor road. When I wrote Carncross road the image in my mind was of Van Dyne Spoor. Anyway Carncross is not far from Van Dyne Spoor as Grebe flies. Could be injured by variety of reasons, not only by shooting.
Meena Haribal Ithaca NY 14850 42.429007,-76.47111 http://haribal.org/ http://meenaharibal.blogspot.com/ ________________________________ From: bounce-116104967-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-116104967-3493...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@me.com> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 4:50 AM To: Meena Madhav Haribal Cc: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebe at Carncross road and Ravens at my house 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: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/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/ --