A male Snowy Owl, nearly all white, was visible from the Peterman Road curve
looking toward the airport at around 3 PM on Sunday. It was sitting on the
field about 100’ from the road. As we watched, a pair of ravens stopped by to
harass the owl. One became very confrontational, drawing a line
While many were watching the Broad-winged Hawk migration extravaganza near the
Tompkins SPCA, I was in the Montezuma complex yesterday afternoon.
I saw 1 adult BALD EAGLE at the Mont. Aud. Ctr.
& About 3:45 pm
3 more adults scaring ducks by the main pool on Wildlife Dr.
Saw one then
Yesterday afternoon (Thursday 3 Jan) Ann Mitchell & I went north toward Fayette
& Seneca Falls townships looking for raptors with some success: in addition to
the ubiquitous Red-tailed Hawks we saw an adult Cooper’s Hawk on a pole in
Covert, a male American Kestrel and a Merlin about a quarter
Around 50 minutes ago, a SHARPSHINNED HAWK landed on a branch next to a bird
feeder just outside our kitchen window. Stayed for about 20 minutes and
left hungry. Flew towards the other end of the house but out of sight.
Probably a young bird as it was not very red on the breast. Within a few
My sister and I drove from Lansing to Long Pt. Road along Rt. 90 starting at
3:30 pm today.
Near the NYS DEC deer hunting check-in building just past the Triangle diner,
we saw a ROUGH LEGGED HAWK cross in front of us and fly across a barren field
west of Rt. 90.
Then as we approached Long
Late on Monday morning, just when the winds were shifting from northerly to
southerly, Tilden and I saw six BROAD-WINGED HAWKS over the Dryden side of
Sapsucker Woods. Two birds flew west quite low over and possibly into the
treetops. Two rose on a thermal and drifted south. One glided fast and
It's fascinating that the Broad-winged Hawks had apparently been roosting together, yet went so many different directions when they took off for the day. I wonder if they were hunting rather than migrating, and whether they would somehow gather again later to roost or migrate.--Dave NutterOn Sep
Caught a nice boat ride today before the clouds rolled in. Saw 3+ bald
eagles - one on a crag on the cliffs below Bolton Point, a likely one flying
at the same location maybe an immature bird, another in a crag below Lansing
Station, and another in the bay just above Millikan. The latter gave us
I think the Harrier was there again today. He soared over the field
that looks like a practice ground for the fire department and then
perched on the fire tower for quite some time, upsetting a crowd of
geese by the sounds of it.
This is my regular walking route at lunchtime, and I obviously need
After going on the Spring Field Ornithology class field trip this morning (in
the snow wind), Ann Mitchell and I decided to take a quick trip over to the
It was raptor day over there! We drove along Snyder Road and saw an AMERICAN
KESTREL, probably female, fly off the airport
I saw some black dots in the sky, so looked at them in the binoculars, an
Osprey, a couple may be TVS and one hawk, but the most surprising thing was
there were hundreds of Darners heading north. Even now they are going! At least
three or four in the binocular view any given time! That
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