This afternoon I birded up the east side of Cayuga Lake to Montezuma NWR visitor center. At Union Springs north of Village Hall I found the Eurasian Widgeon at lake edge (thank you Diane Morton!) along with lots of other elegant ducks, including American Widgeon Northern Pintail, Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Common merganser, Scaup sp. and others. Eur. Widgeon = life bird!
At MNWR visitors center, I found the Eurasian Teal (lifer #2) feeding with N Pintail & Green Wing Teals. It was neat to have the 2 different teals near each other for comparison. Enjoyed the Northern Shovelers & saw a mature Bald Eagle fly over. On way home saw 2 Amer. Kestrels on wires a few telephone poles apart, as well as an expected big flock of Snow Geese in a corn field. Also saw a lone Snow Goose, a lone Canada Goose & a lone Amer. Crow all together by Mill Pond in U. Springs - an odd trio. I saw lots of others; Lovely day for birding! Donna Scott Lansing Sent from my iPhone -- 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/ --