Thursday, March 8, 2012

Snow Geese

Yesterday, a beautiful warm day, my wife and I went birding in the Perch Lake area. We sighted 5 swans in the upper basin area and hundreds of snow geese on the ice at Perch Lake. On the way home we observed a flock of several hundred in a field near Black creek. I wonder if their migration patterns are changing or if it's the warm winter but I've never seen so many snow geese. Last fall I observed a large flock on Crystal lake being harassed by a gyre falcon. It went off hungry, right over my head.

Stopped in Perch lake cemetery for a photo of John Timmerman, 1812 veteran.

NNY Genealogy has added a list of Revolutionary war veteran buried in Jefferson county along with their DAR numbers, when available. Very helpful for anyone interested in the Revolutionary war.