Today (Saturday) some of the intrepid birders whom Donna Scott mentioned went to various places in the Cayuga Lake Basin, mostly trying to find birds which were previously reported and managing to overlook those which had not yet been reported. However a species which appears to be new for the year for the basin is MUTE SWAN of which I (and Diane Morton, Ken Kemphues, Bob McGuire & Ann Mitchell) saw 3 swimming near the western ice edge north of Cayuga Lake State Park (Seneca County, Town of Seneca Falls). We were scoping from Harris Park in the Village of Cayuga on the east side (Cayuga County, Town of Aurelius).
I’m glad to hear we had an excuse for overlooking the American Pipits even though we thought about them - we lack infrared vision! —Dave Nutter -- 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/ --