I took a friend with me to look for the Snow Buntings and Horned Larks on Scofield Rd.today about 2:30pm today. We first came upon a Rough-legged Hawk that flew to rest in a tree near us and then off to the other side of a field where it hovered for about ten minutes and then disappeared into or over a hedgerow. Then we saw about a flock of six. At first I thought they were Snow Buntings because I saw tan colors around the face, but then saw black necklaces...no horns....it could have been a mixed flock. They did not stay long, but then we rounded the corner and found another six or so, not sure if these were the same ones. These ones were definitely Horned Larks with black under the eyes, yellow under bill, and black choker...but no horns! Maybe those develop in spring? Pileated Woodpecker was seen at the intersection of VanOstrand and forgot the name of this road. Red-tailed Hawk was in the same tree as lat year at the intersection of 34B and forgotton road.
At Lansing Recreation Trail, we saw a Northern Harrier hovering over a field. We saw the white rump, and there was a Chipping Sparrow a hedgerow. There were two other bird species in there, but I could not find them. One was tapping some wood. -- 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/ --