Date: 3/17/17 4:10 pm
From: Alicia Plotkin <tess...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Eagles and Snow Geese
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
south. We watched a continuous stream go past that 'window' over the
gate for over a minute. The flight was underway when we rounded the
slight bend so have no idea how many total. We also could hear them
barking to west and it sounded like perhaps they had landed on Seneca
Lake but the lake isn't visible from the road there.

Also at that spot at the north end of the park we saw a pair of Bald
Eagles soaring together, first fairly low but gradually spiraling higher
& higher until they were high enough that their white heads and tails
could not be seen except with binoculars and they were hard to see at
certain angles even if you knew where to look. Anyone know where there
is a nest near there?

Back in Ovid, we still have one each Fox Sparrow (down from two), Am
Tree Sparrow, and White Throated Sparrow, along with the usual feeder
birds and occasional sorties by various black birds.

Alicia

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