Previous BBAs confirmed breeding at several locations along the south shore of Long Island, so in the simple latitudinal sense, Cayuga Lake is not too far south. But... -Geo > On Apr 29, 2020, at 3:21 PM, Tom wrote: > > Will Red-breasted Mergansers breed/nest as far south as Cayuga Lake?
Will Red-breasted Mergansers breed/nest as far south as Cayuga Lake? I find the females hard to differentiate from Common Mergansers. Tom V Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES
There were several male Common Mergansers looking very confused while swimming just above the falls at the dam on Fall Creek by the Forest Home bridge this morning. One looked like he was about to go over the edge! Are these guys migrating in, or just natively confused? -Pete
Talk about confused Mergs...I found one in N. Syracuse walking down the middle of South Bay Rd near Taft Rd. in the snow Sunday afternoon. John Moore lived on the side street the Merganser ran to trying to escape my rescue effort, and we were able to get him to rehabilitator Jean Soprano for