Date: 3/19/17 3:01 pm From: Sandy Wold <sandra.wold...> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park / Fall Creek Highlights
Today, I heard a bluebird in a Sugar Maple outside my window in Fall Creek, first time!. I usually see them around Boynton Middle School in years past, and today I saw a pair today down near the inlet near the fire practice area with two finches that had a rosy blush on the chest. They left before I could get my binoculars on them.
At the Fuertes Sanctuary, I came across a Red-tailed Hawk resting on a log near the water. Looked like it had just eaten given blood stains around its mouth. I could not see perfectly without a scope, but from the black and white markings, size, and shapes, it looked like there were many Hooded Mergansers and possibly four Buffleheads.
Could hear lots of starlings and blackbirds along the inlet, mourning doves. I'm finding I am getting lazy when I hear a bird I know the call of. I don't even bother to pick up my binoculars any more. I guess I should because there might be other species mixed in. Gorgeous day nonetheless, hope everyone got to get out or will get out soon!