Date: 2/21/18 5:05 pm From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Waterfowl Movement
Same can be said for farther east in Rochester. Lynn Bergmeyer and I enjoyed a pleasant day of birding along Lake Ontario. Today, there were AMERICAN WIGEON in many places along the lakeshore, the highest group yielding about 68 right on the lake! Also, higher numbers of GADWALL and NORTHERN PINTAIL in several places, high counts for those were both around 30 on Braddock Bay. Lastly, Irondequoit Bay held many of its usually diving ducks, but 5 RING-NECKED DUCKS and 3 GREEN-WINGED TEAL also made an appearance. RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD numbers were also heightened at every location we visited.
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:59 PM
To: <geneseebirds-l...>; 'Geneseebirds'; David Suggs
Subject: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Waterfowl Movement
It was exciting to see some obvious bird movement yesterday and today. Betsy Potter noticed swans today while driving past a huge field on the east side of Maple Road between Chestnut and Nelson Roads in the Town of Wilson and called to let me know about it. Later, I counted 190 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 BLACK DUCKS, 27 NORTHERN PINTAIL, 6 AMERICAN WIGEON, 2 GADWALL, and 4 RING-NECKED DUCKS. Another flooded field on Braley Road held 2 PINTAIL and 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL.
Our first RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD of the season arrived at our feeder yesterday.