Is it possible they have a memory of when this land was theirs? I've seen them in the corresponding areas in Watkins Glen: marshlands and inlet, which in Ithaca now belongs to Walmart et al.
(It's how I imagine the -now extinct?- Clay-colored sparrow at Cornell's Goldwin Smith hall: They came back until recently, nesting there because they were remembering this place as their place since olden times. Then finally, they failed all the way, died and disappeared). --yrs. Magnus Fiskesjö n...@cornell.edu ________________________________________ From: bounce-124400349-84019...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-124400349-84019...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Suan Yong [suan.y...@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 12:18 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rough-legged downtown! Walking along busy Meadow St by the Mobil (State St), I just saw two buteos circling and moving slowly towards NE. Without binoculars one was too high to ID but the other was low and showed the dark wrist of a rough legged, and was soaring with a slight dihedral. Looked smaller than a redtail, no obvious red tail. Certainly not the expected habitat! Suan _____________________ Composed by thumb and autocorrect. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/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/ --