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> On Mar 8, 2020, at 12:01 AM, Upstate NY Birding digest 
> <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> wrote:
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> CAYUGABIRDS-L Digest for Sunday, March 08, 2020.
> 
> 1. Sandhill cranes and Snow geese
> 2. Song sparrow
> 3. Re: Sandhill cranes and Snow geese
> 4. My FOY Woodcock
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> Subject: Sandhill cranes and Snow geese
> From: "Johnson, Alyssa" <alyssa.john...@audubon.org>
> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 20:11:15 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
> 
> Not my sighting, but a report that came to the Audubon FB page of 3 Sandhill 
> cranes seen from the end of Morgan Rd by the DEC buildings in Savannah. First 
> of the year, to my knowledge!
> 
> Snow geese are being reported from the Route 31 muck flats, and a large raft 
> on Cayuga Lake viewed from Dean's Cove State Boat Launch on the west side, 
> off 89.
> 
> --
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> 315.365.3588
> 
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> P.O. Box 187
> Savannah, New York 13146
> montezuma.audubon.org
> Montezuma Audubon Center on 
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> Subject: Song sparrow
> From: Carol Keeler <carolk...@adelphia.net>
> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 15:15:10 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 2
> 
> Just had an arrival of Song Sparrows.  I can also hear them singing. 
> Yesterday I had my FOS Turkey Vulture.  I’ve seen more today.
> 
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> Subject: Re: Sandhill cranes and Snow geese
> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@mac.com>
> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 16:04:20 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 3
> 
> The first 2020 record of Sandhill Crane for the Cayuga Lake Basin of which 
> I’m aware was on 4 March at Knox-Marsellus Marsh from East Rd in Tyre 
> reported by David Kennedy.  (Please anyone who has information on any earlier 
> record, let me know, so I can correct the record on the Cayuga Bird Club 
> webpage)  The next day, 5 March, cranes were also reported at Armitage Rd, at 
> Van Dyne Spoor Rd, and at Carncross Rd in Savannah. This information is on 
> eBird.
> 
> Sandhill Cranes are wonderful whenever and wherever we find them, so it’s 
> great that people are seeing or hearing them today. It wasn’t always this 
> way. The first year the species was reported in the Cayuga Lake Basin of 
> which I am aware was 1990, and the next was 1994, but they have been regular 
> since 2000 and have built up a breeding  population throughout the Montezuma 
> Wetlands Complex, with many of the marshes hosting a pair. Their number may 
> be augmented by migrants in autumn when we have seen gatherings of 70 or 
> more. 
> 
> The Dean’s Cove report by Suan Hsi-Yong was of overhead migrants, so that’s 
> not a regular location for them.
> 
> - - Dave Nutter
> 
> 
> 
> - - Dave Nutter
>> On Mar 7, 2020, at 3:11 PM, Johnson, Alyssa <alyssa.john...@audubon.org> 
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Not my sighting, but a report that came to the Audubon FB page of 3 Sandhill 
>> cranes seen from the end of Morgan Rd by the DEC buildings in Savannah. 
>> First of the year, to my knowledge!
>> 
>> Snow geese are being reported from the Route 31 muck flats, and a large raft 
>> on Cayuga Lake viewed from Dean’s Cove State Boat Launch on the west side, 
>> off 89.
>> 
>> --
>> Alyssa Johnson
>> Environmental Educator
>> 315.365.3588
>> 
>> Montezuma Audubon Center
>> 2295 State Route 89
>> P.O. Box 187
>> Savannah, New York 13146
>> montezuma.audubon.org
>> Montezuma Audubon Center on Facebook
>> 
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> 
> Subject: My FOY Woodcock
> From: Ken Haas <waxw...@htva.net>
> Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 20:13:25 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 4
> 
> HI folks,
> 
> At 6:15 tonight I went about 100 yards down Rt. 79 from my house above 
> Mecklenberg to a wide open field and heard this year’s first Woodcock. Only 
> one. For the last 5 years I've lived here, they have been very reliable to be 
> heard around the first week in March. I got a good, but fleeting look at it 
> as he flew within 15 yards of me and only about 15 feet off the ground. There 
> was still enough light in the sky for me to make out his markings and color 
> through my binocular. A Woodcock flyby! 
> 
> I will be leading a somewhat shortened field trip along the West side of the 
> lake tomorrow Sunday March 8th, which was postponed from Saturday. We’ll meet 
> at the Ithaca Children’s Garden parking lot in Ithaca at 9:00 AM. Please note 
> the special start time of 9AM. We’ll car pool from there and be back about 
> 12:30. Hope to see you there!
> 
> Ken Haas
> 
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