eBird is treating this sighting as a sensitive species and hiding it from
However, since the report has already gone out via RBA, I feel okay about
sharing some information about the bird.
On a Cayuga Bird Club field trip yesterday afternoon led by Bob Mcguire, we
were driving the Finger Lakes regional airport area looking for snowy owls.
We spotted this raptor in a far tree, facing away and back-lit, but it
looked like a large falcon. When it was preening it turned its head, and we
could see a fully dark face and white throat. Wingtips were shorter than
the tail. Bob called Kevin McGowan who we had seen a few minutes earlier,
to come take a look. Our consensus (9 people), was that this was a likely
gyrfalcon. Both Bob and Kevin sent out an RBA about the bird. The bird
flew off when we were about to depart. We saw this bird in the same
location as last year's Gyrfalcon - Hoster Road.
On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:37 AM, Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes <
> What GYRFALCON...?
> Is this being kept secret? Is it on private land?
> Thanks in advance for any more details anyone can take the time to provide
> and share with the broader group.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 15, 2018, at 10:29, Gary Kohlenberg <jg...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> > One Snowy Owl is on Thorpe Rd. by the Fingerlakes Airport again this
> > No sign of the Gyrfalcon yet today.
> > Gary
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