Hi Marie, Thanks for the post on the snow bunting because today I thought I caught one in the corner of my eye while driving at 40mph on Triphammer. It was perched on a telephone wire up in Lansing. I know they are usually in large flocks foraging in farm fields, but this one had a cheek mark that made me think snow bunting. Soon thereafter, I parked off the side of a nearby road where I heard high pitched peeps in a farm field on Burdick Hill Road. So exciting! Plus large kettles of raptors could be seen rising in thermals and soaring southbound down the Cayuga Valley! (I saw them two days ago as well from Caroline hilltop.) I estimate over 50 in one thermal today around 3pm. I could not make out which raptors. I also saw flocks of what appeared to be cormorants, some waterfowl, and passerines. I also saw two ravens, one on a telephone wire, one foraging on the ground. Then looping back, I saw a Turkey Vulture perched on a regular house rooftop looking down into Cayuga Lake. The raptors were too far away for me to confirm identification.
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