|View from Hog's Hole|
Hog's Hole is a wetland area and shoreline area in Alan H Treman State Marine Park on Cayuga Lake, in Ithaca, New York. I've spent some time there scanning the rafts of Redheads and scaups looking for a Tufted Duck. Without a scope it was like looking for a needle in the haystack and unfortunately, I struck out three times.
Hog's Hole is such an interesting name and I learned from some internet sleuthing that it was named for a transient man named Hoggie that once camped out in that area. Ithaca has a fairly infamous homeless population with multiple encampments around the city known today as The Jungle, The Jungle II and even The Jungle III. I like birding but I also like learning about the history of the area. Every place I've lived as been so different and interesting. I look forward to learning more and hopefully picking up some good birds in the process.