Monday, May 28, 2007

May 28, 2007: Braddock Bay, New York (14 PHOTOS,13 BIRD)

Braddock Bay was so interesting yesterday, that we headed out there again!! We watched the banders, and did a little bit of birding at the Owl Woods.

Northern Waterthrush

American Redstart
A pair of Canada Warblers
Indigo Bunting
Magnolia Warbler
We found this Blackburnian Warbler just outside the banding station
Lots of birds banded today!
American GoldfinchMourning Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Wood Pewee
Cedar Waxwing
Brief birding in the Braddock Bay Owl woods:
Mystery bird!

I know this is a bad Purple Martin shot, but it is the only one I have!

Click on this previous blog entry for info on Braddock Bay's location

Sunday, May 27, 2007

May 27, 2007: Braddock Bay Birding Visit (24 BIRD PHOTOS)

Today we headed out to Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, to check out some banding. It turned out to be a great day for photos!

We saw this Wild Turkey on the way, in the Town of Darien in Genesee County

Before we even got into the banding station, we found this Magnolia Warbler.

Banded Bird Photos: Mourning Warbler Common Grackle
Philadelphia VireoBlack-Throated Green Warbler (above and below)
Gray-Cheeked Thrush Blackpoll Warbler Swainson's ThrushRuby-Throated Hummingbird Wilson's Warbler Magnolia Warbler Red-Eyed Vireo

Next we drove to the "Island Cottage Woods" nearby....

Baby Geese on the way to the woods

Eastern Wood Pewee Gray-Cheeked Thrush
Red-Eyed Vireo

Now back to Braddock Bay area for birding at the Owl Woods:

Blackburnian Warbler (above and below)

Blackpoll Warbler (above and below)

Mourning Warbler

Magnolia Warbler


Thursday, May 24, 2007

May 24, 2007: Flights Austin - Cincinnati - Buffalo (5 FLIGHT PHOTOS)

I snapped a few aerial shots on my flight home from Austin to Buffalo (on Delta via Cincinnati)

Salt Lick BBQ in the Austin airport is great!

Flying over the Dayton Airport
Cherry Hill Golf Course in Ridgeway, Ontario
The south Grand Island Bridge
SUNY/Buffalo North Campus
Williamsville, NY