Lots more geese are entering the Cayuga Basin from the south this morning,
including flocks of Snow Geese.
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I got my first-of-the-year usual walk along the Dryden Lake Trail this morning.
Found 40 species, which is pretty good for this time of year, and included 15
types of waterfowl (listed below).
The Trail is mostly soft with some icy spots which can be avoided. Lake is
still ice-covered with
We are there now. The bird is farther out, with a group of other
Green-winged Teal along the edge of the ice in amongst Aythya. It appears
to be a EURASIAN X AMERICAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL--bold white horizontal
shoulder stripe as in Eurasian but with a faint trace of the vertical
Saw my FOS Osprey on the bridge near Mays Point. It sat on the cross bar
probably wondering where its nest had gone. I went through the wildlife drive
around noon. Lots of gulls. It sounded as if I were at the ocean. There were
a few GBHs , one lone Harrier, and a pair of Tundra Swans,
About 2:45 today, two SANDHILL CRANES walking through the large corn field
to the south of Rte. 90 between Genoa and Locke, more specifically shortly
west of the farm with mailbox marked no. 10630, between Rte. 34 and the
curve on Rte. 90. The two birds walked along the edge of the field and
Meg and I made a quick turn around Salt Point and Myers. The highlights
The bluest Eastern Bluebird I have ever seen, the photo is going into my
5 birds folder for the Jan 2015 meeting
Many American Robins
Several American Wigeon
This is, I believe, near East Venice Rd. where it intersects Rt. 90. There has
been a pair of cranes nesting there for quite a few years. The nest used to be
in a small wetland behind a farmhouse just to the SW of the south end of E.
Venice Rd (across Rt. 90). A group from the Crane
The description of where you saw these cranes is consistent with sightings over
the years. If these birds are returning to an old, familiar nesting site, I may
be able to pinpoint the location for all who are interested and don’t want to
drive all the way up to the Montezuma complex to see
Here at North Danby near Upper Buttermilk.
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Thank you to everyone who sent me information about snow geese, especially to
Fritizie who called me to report about the lousy weather ahead. Unfortunately,
kids did not get to enjoy the birds as we were about to start it started
pouring in Ithaca. So we ended up spending time in
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