This afternoon I birded from Lansing up the lake to the Montezuma area. Below the Long Point Winery I found a graceful female N Harrier, then a pair of Ospreys in their nest platform @ ~# 1950 above the lake.
Then I saw a bunch of small gulls over & on the water & found them to be Bonaparte’s, - flying , then landing on the water & doing their circles! Near them were many Buffleheads & a few Red-breasted Mergansers. The Bald Eagle was sitting in its nest on the south side of Aurora & 3 Snow Geese were north of the RR bridge in Cayuga. N. Shovelers abounded at the Visitors Center (now open along w Wildlife Drive), along with a Green winged Teal. 3 swans were in the distance at Knox Marcellus Marsh. I thought I saw 2 Ospreys in one of the new disk-nests on the west end of the power towers on US Rt. 20. Saw several TVs & Bald Eagles here & there on this gorgeous day. 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/ --