Stu Krasnoff and I made quick trip up the lake to view the Snowy Owls at the Finger Lakes Airport. From the pull-off on Martin Road, just east of the runway, we could see one owl perched on a snowbank. Right after we got on it it dropped out of sight behind the snow, so we drove on into the airport. From the station buildings we immediately saw that both owls were perched on the snow and were able to take good photos. As I walked along the fence I noticed a small field bird feeding in the grass about ten feet away. This turned out to be an unusually late Savannah Sparrow. It was also good for photos which I will try to post later in an eBird report.
We went into the station building, and the guy on duty (short black hair & beard) invited us to go through and out next to the runway. At that point we were about 100 ft away from the owls. Bob McGuire -- 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/ --