Folks - a question about the Booby. Is it more easily seen from Lower 
Lake Rd. near Seneca Falls (west side of lake) or from the village of 
Cayuga (east side of lake).

Or perhaps it depends on the bird's mood? (smile)

Thanks for the help.

Pete Saracino

On 9/20/2016 11:29 PM, Dave Nutter wrote:
> I had been out of town, so late this morning was my first chance to 
> look for the refound Brown Booby. I was successful. It was on the 
> green channel marker located at 42.88887,-76.72518. I first went to 
> the location many have described as "Townline Road" but some have had 
> trouble locating because there are Townline Roads along many township 
> borders. To be more informative, this refers to the 
> Aurelius-Springport Townline Road next to the railroad crossing of 
> NYS-90 north of Union Springs.
> HOWEVER, going west from NYS-90 this is not a road. As I was pointedly 
> informed by the owner, Steve Talcott, it is a PRIVATE DRIVEWAY (in 
> fact there is a small sign to that effect near NYS-90). He does not 
> appreciate his land being taken for granted as if it were a public 
> park. He would appreciate being politely asked for permission to bird 
> from there. His number is 315-730-3571. Although the Booby was not 
> being particularly exciting or obvious I showed it to him and 
> explained how special it is. He granted permission by phone for a 
> group of birders from Cornell, and welcomed them, and when I left I 
> believe we were on good terms. Please don't screw it up.
> I stayed for over 3 hours hoping to see it fly and hunt. It didn't. 
> The light got worse. I took a break to get food from the Nice-n-Easy, 
> and drive to Lower Lake Road. The bird was still on the platform of 
> the channel marker and remained there for another 3 1/2 hours 
> including sunset. Lazy thing. I guess it did all its feeding and most 
> of its preening earlier in the morning. It did stand up and stretch a 
> few times, so I know it has proper wings. And it defecated several 
> times, so presumably it has been eating. So far I have no reason to 
> believe it is unhealthy. It just surprised me by how sedentary it was. 
> Perhaps that's how it evaded detection for almost 3 weeks.
> --Dave Nutter
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