At 9 AM pulled into the parking lot at Derby Hill Bird Observatory. Introduced myself to Gerry Smith, Onondaga Audubon, President, Kyle Wright, professional hawk counter at Derby Hill, and David Wheeler, today's Onondaga Audubon observer.
Shortly thereafter the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) tour van arrived. Leading the excursion was Chris Lajewski, Education Manager at the MAC. The entourage quickly made their sitting arrangements. Almost immediately turkey vultures appeared overhead. In fact, this late March mega flight set a new single day Turkey Vulture record of 2731 birds, besting April 2nd 2009’s previous record by 60 birds.
The weather started out overcast but ended with a flourish. Viewing my eBird checklist will provide some idea of the birds that were seen today.
Tour Member, Gerry Smith, David Wheeler, Kyle Wright
Another great day to be birding. Oh yeah, had lunch at the Fajita Grill in Oswego NY.