I was out on snowshoes in my backyard around 7:30 last night (dusk). I was
going down towards the stream when a bird in flight caught my eye. It was
headed up the stream bed and it landed out of sight near the stream. It made no
noise - neither vocalizations nor wing noise. It appeared to be
There are two big groups of turkey vultures over and around the Cornell game
farm on Stevenson road. No black vultures so far.
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This morning we had a juvenile sharpie flying from rafter to rafter inside our
pole barn. At first we couldn't flush it out, but the car engine turning over
finally convinced it to leave. We have had an adult sharp-shinned around our
yard for several years, but maybe it was this younger bird
There was just an alert on Facebook that Woodcocks are really suffering due
to the snowstorm as they have migrated in only to find no ground and no
earthworms available. I hope that your stream may have some open muddy
areas along the edge.
On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:41
We had numerous small flocks fly over our house this morning. Probably 20+
flocks of 50-100 birds, coming from the direction of Cayuga Lake and flying
southwest. Not sure where they were headed.
This evening about 5:30pm there was an enormous flock of snow geese on the
ground in fields east
I stopped by Stewart park at noon today - and was surprised to see three Snow
Geese drop onto the lawn to join a group of Canadas.
On Mar 17, 2017, at 2:30 PM, Bill Mcaneny wrote:
> There have been 2000-3000 SNOW GEESE in the air over our place since noon or
There have been 2000-3000 SNOW GEESE in the air over our place since noon or
so today. Generally headed north. Now from our kitchen window we can see a
raft of Snows on the lake. They would be about a mile north of Taughannock
Falls SP. I am headed out to see if there is a closer view suitable
Beautiful day to be outside! We took our dog for a walk at Sampson
State Park this afternoon and as we were walking on the road that leads
to the gate on the north end, where the private housing abuts the park,
we saw hundreds of Snow Geese flying just above the lake from north to
About 20 minutes ago I saw a lone American Wigeon loafing on ice in Virgil
Creek just downstream of the Springhouse Rd bridge in Dryden. I don't
recall ever seeing waterfowl in that reach before though I expect wood
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I have seen that same flock of SNOW GEESE on Cayuga lake that Bill reported.
Been there all day.
Yesterday I saw 4 blue SNOW GEESE looking for food in field at corner of
Lansing Station Rd & Rt 34B, along with large flock (30 or so) of SNOW BUNTINGS
with a few HORNED LARKS. First Snow Buntings
Sedge Wren (NY Threatened) should be added if there are fields within FLNF that
are not managed for cattle and putting greens. I recall being a part of July
surveys during the early 90s where we found a Sedge Wren with young and lots of
Henslow’s in late cut hayfields around the
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