Sorry to post late but I just wanted to send a note that yesterday the Snowy Owl was seen again on the west side of Seybolt Road just north of Freese road in Seneca Falls.(I know I missed it last week as did others).
Later, I and 2 helpers were working on the Montezuma Raptor survey at Cayuga marsh walking the tracks in from route 89 opposite the village of Cayuga. We totaled 10 Northern Harriers and I Short-eared Owl. On the south side of the tracks a probable Common Yellowthroat called a couple times from the marsh just east of the wooded edge. I know the call I just prefer to see the bird to be sure. Just before dark a Snowy owl appeared on the top of the tallest power pole farthest to our east along the railroad tracks. Don't know where it was when I was viewing the 2000 plus Tundra Swans from Mud Lock earlier. With no ice it could have been anywhere. 1000's(probably 15) of Snow Geese flew in from the north and joined the swans to roost south of Mud lock. Several groups of around 1000 Redhead each were spread out from Cayuga Lake State Park on the west to south to Union springs on the east. The west side birds, although distant, had a good number of Canvasback (50ish) mixed in and the union spring birds had a few of both Scaup species and close to 500 Ring-necked Ducks. Mike Tetlow -- 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/ --