About 2:30 p.m. my daughter, Becky, heard a gunshot & almost immediately the frantic canon-like sound of thousands of snows immediately becoming airborne. They were in the fields around Spruce Haven farm on White Rd. east of Union Springs just east of Ridge Rd..She called me & I was able from my house in Union Springs, to see the beginning flights of thousands of geese. The closer they came, the higher they flew towards the WNW The first flights were going over the west side of Cayuga Lake before the end flights came from the east. They definitely made no move to land on Cayuga Lake & perhaps were heading towards Seneca Lake. So, YES, snows are still in the area but gunshots, whether by farmers or hunters or natural decisions seems to be keeping them on the move.
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