As of 12:30 pm today, there were abundant Bonaparte's Gulls flying in streams up and down the lake off E. Varick, in the same area as described in yesterday's emails. The lake was choppy and white capped, the light was very bright and flashing off the waves, and I have no idea if any Little Gulls might have been lurking among the scores of swooping and banking Bonaparte gulls. While I was there the flock headed off to the north, still flying close to the water. No way to tell if they were exploring other nearby spots and might return or if they were intending to move on.
Also along that stretch of Rte 89: about 15 snow geese in the narrow strip of grass between the road and the lake at the pull off at 4590, and several groups of from 2-8 Horned Grebes scattered, close to shore, from that point to about a mile south of there. Beautiful day, even if the bright light reflecting off the water could make looking at lake birds harder. Alicia On 4/19/2015 1:43 PM, Jay McGowan wrote: > > At least two of 3+ LITTLE GULLS of various ages found by Tim Lenz an > hour ago still present in Varick, on water across from 4590 Rt. 89. > > -- > *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/>!* > -- --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com -- 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/ --