© Robert Buckert
Had a very nice day of birding on January 21st...
A bit of failure, but some nice surprises too...
I did the Hamlin Beach State Park to Point Breeze section of the Waterfowl Count along Lake Ontario in northwestern Monroe County, NY, with Greg Lawrence starting at Point Breeze. The fog became awful and provided pretty much no visibility of the lake, so we focused more on land and pond birds from Point Breeze to Buck Pond. (I won't get into TOO MANY specifics, but...) We had Pine Siskin, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ring-necked Pheasant, and Snowy Owl as our inland highlights.
|a cloud of Snow Geese above Cayuga Lake - © Robert Buckert|
|Black Swan at left, on Cayuga Lake - © Robert Buckert|
|a raft of Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake - © Robert Buckert|
|two Horned Larks flying - © Robert Buckert|
Point Breeze to Seneca Falls in one day, with good photo ops, I can't complain!
[editor's note: each eBird hotspot link provides a zoomable map
and a list of additional species reported]
Cayuga Lake SP--lake & launch http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L99628
North Hoster Rd., Fayette http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2713867