Thurs. afternoon 3/28/19, Becky Sewell & I birded Rte. 90 from Union Springs to 5 & 20, and 89 north to 31 (Mucklands where, for 35 min. we watched thousands of snow geese flying overhead towards Cayuga Lake). On the muck, are still many pintails & mallards. Coming back down 90 from Montezuma we went onto Laraway Rd. back to 5 & 20 to check the 4osprey nests but in all our travels, saw only one osprey .... at Harris Park in Cayuga.
Thurs. night & Fri. a.m. we had strong winds from the south. Soooo .... Friday, 3/29, traveling with non-birders, I left Union Springs just after noon heading north on 90. *Bingo! *Two ospreys on the water tower nests across from US high school, one on 326/90 nest, again on 90, one at Connors Rd. & 2 on the nests north of the RR tracks south of Cayuga. On 5 & 20 the first nest had one bird & another sat in a nearby tree. I suspect I would have found more had I been traveling alone or with Becky. Occupied bald eagle nest in Union Springs area was confirmed on Sat. 3/30/19. Here at home I have observed crows building in a spruce tree behind our house & next to our garden. 38 deg., brisk wind from the west with an occasional snowflake fluttering down, mixed with misty rain. Fritzie B. Union Springs, NY On 3/31/2019 9:47 AM, psaracin wrote: > Thanks! Osprey are returning to their nests atop towers along rt. 5&20 > on the Montezuma Refuge. > Pete Sar > > Candace Cornell reported that Ophelia has now joined Orpheus at Salt > Point on Sat. 3/30/19. > Salt Point Osprey Nest Camera is On-line! > > Salt Point Osprey Nest Cam <http://tinyurl.com/Salt-Point-Osprey-Cam>_era_ > > http://tinyurl.com/Salt-Point-Osprey-Cam > > > > -- 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/ --