Date: 11/24/21 9:16 am From: Suan Hsi Yong <suan.yong...> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] More loon migration
Bill Evans made similar observations on Facebook yesterday:
11/23, 8:43am: Huge flotilla of 800+ loons aborted southbound flight due to lake effect snow and are headed back toward Cayuga Lake over 96b valley in Danby.
11/23 10:07am: Follow up: As the dense lake effect band moved south of Danby and split into multiple NW-SE running bands, the mass of loons came back south in a more protracted flight. I counted over 900 southbound loons from ~8:40-9:30 over the rte. 96B valley (over the Danby hamlet). These birds are well into PA by now.
This coming Friday and Saturday look to have similar north-westerly wind patterns, so could be worth checking out. Watching from the west side of the lake (hog's hole or Taughannock) will probably be more pleasant for the human; if watching from Myers or East Shore, expect the bitter wind to be blowing in your face :-).