The last few days have been relatively slow lake-watching from Myers and other areas. Yesterday's rain did not drop anything particularly noteworthy down in the spots I was able to check. Highlights yesterday were two male LONG-TAILED DUCKS flying north past Myers and a DUNLIN on the spit. Yesterday a little after noon, I stopped at Stewart Park and had a large flock of about 55 BLACK SCOTERS wheeling over the lake far to the north, but they never came closer and I lost them in the waves. Both Surf and White-winged scoters continue off the east end of the park, as well as a few coots and a male Bufflehead.
This morning, three BUFFLEHEAD and three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were about the only waterfowl moving off Myers, but a DUNLIN continued on the spit, an immature BONAPARTE'S GULL spent some time sitting with the other gulls, and a female BLACK SCOTER was diving with two White-winged Scoters and a Greater Scaup not far off the marina. Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- 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/ --