Date: 3/19/17 7:58 am From: Bill Mcaneny <bmcaneny1...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] a Yard First
About 9:30 this A.M. we experienced a First for our yard. Eight Canada Geese flew in to a patch of green grass that had been swept clear of snow by the wind. From there, they walked down to the edge of the field. Finding nothing better than the green grass, they walked back. There a couple of human-type walkers on the road scared them off. We have seen a zillion Canada Geese but never in our yard in 17 years. We are on the direct flight path between the corn fields on Cayuga View Rd and the lake, so we see a lot of geese overhead. Last night at dusk we were in the kitchen and heard a great noise outside. We rushed to the window and saw a couple thousand Snow Geese headed for the lake. A quick look this morning for a raft of geese revealed nothing but they could have been close to the Boy Scout camp and screened from view by the many trees.
Twenty-two species in the yard but no Fox Sparrows and no raptors.