This morning a lovely little sharp-shinned hawk swooped upon my feeders filled with titmice, chickadees, red and white nuthatches, but was unsuccessful. He waited on a near-by branch, but no little birds returned to the feeders for a long while. On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Elaina M.
A flock of at least 100 American Coots has been hanging out at the southwest corner of Cayuga Lake just north of Hog Hole for about a week. It's been a long time since I've seen such a large number of Coots here. Another unusual observation, a standup paddle boarder was heading north up the
At about 1:30 p.m. yesterday a raft of approximately 150 American Coots were gathered near the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in Aurora between the Masonic Lodge and the United Ministry church.One lakeside resident reported that the Coots had been in the area for two or three days. This evening
There's a flock of 21 American Coots milling around off the end of my dock, SW corner Cayuga Lake. --Elaina -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES
It's been a long time since I've seen any American Coots in the SW corner of Cayuga Lake, but just now there were 4 close to shore. I recall some posts a while back mentioning dead Coots and concerns for their health were raised, so I thought I'd report their presence. Elaina --
Hi All, I wanted to make people aware of a mysterious neurological disease that has afflicted American Coots, and, by extension, Bald Eagles and other higher-level predators, at artificial lakes in the southeastern U.S. for over 15 years. This disease is know as avian vacuolar myelinopathy