Dave, Do you have an approximate time on your Peregrine?, Location? We
were on the other side of the lake when flight after flight of panicky
geese cam flying up lake and over land. We were in the vicinity of
Dean's Cove when that happened.
John and Sue Gregoire
Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory
5373 Fitzgerald Rd
Burdett, NY 14818
On 2018-01-19 21:27, David Nicosia wrote:
> Had some time today so decided to leave frozen Broome County with Dan Watkins
> and check out some waterfowl along Cayuga Lake. We didn't have much time
> so we focused on East Shore Park Ithaca and North Mill Pond Union Springs
> awesome views of waterfowl were possible.
> East Shore Park had rafts of Aythya very close mostly REDHEAD, with several
> GREATER and LESSER SCAUP sprinkled in here and there. Another highlight was 5
> WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS distant.
> North Mill Pond had mostly REDHEADS, one RING-NECKED DUCK, AMERICAN WIGEON,
> GADWALL, female PINTAIL, HOODED MERGANSER, 2 TRUMPETER SWANS, BLACK DUCKS,
> MALLARDS, and BUFFLEHEAD. We also had a PEREGRINE FALCON fly over the ducks
> and they didn't flush which was strange. It landed in a tree and we got good
> looks at this bird and made sure it wasn't a gyr.
> We got great looks at mostly common birds and this was very gratifying as
> waterfowl have become scarce in Broome with all the ice...
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