Sunday, October 21, 2007

October 21, 2007: Tifft Farm and South Buffalo Birding (NY) (8 BIRD PHOTOS, 1 SNAKE, 1 MAMMAL)

We spent the morning doing some fall migration birding at Tifft Farm Nature Preserve, in South Buffalo. We got a few photos, but nothing too major...

White-Throated Sparrow (there were many here)
White-Tailed Deer
Above and Below: Ruby-Crowned Kinglets

Hooded Merganser
Garter Snake
Photos of a Red-Tailed Hawk Taken in South Buffalo:
On top of a telephone pole
He flew down ... looks like he sees something.
He found a mouse!

Friday, October 19, 2007

October 19, 2007: Flights - Killeen to Atlanta to Buffalo (4 PHOTOS)

Today, I was on two Delta flights, from Killeen, Texas to Atlanta, and then from Atlanta to Buffalo. I didn't get any pictures until I was almost home.

Tonawanda Creek in Newstead, NY
Route 93 in Royalton (Niagara County)
Clarence, NY
My old neighborhood in Clarence

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October 16, 2007: Flight - Houston to Killeen, TX

This morning was the flight to Killeen that was cancelled from the afternoon before. Here is the flight path, taken from Flight Aware.

Monday, October 15, 2007

October 15, 2007: Flights - Buffalo to Newark to Houston (12 FLIGHT PHOTOS)

Another trip from Buffalo to Killeen .... Today though, the first two flights went well, Buffalo to Newark and then to Houston on Continental, but severe rain in Houston forced the cancellation of most flights out, so I was stuck there for the night! I would have to wait till the next morning to get a flight to Killeen... I did manage a few photos, though...

Buffalo, NY
Windfarm in Lackawanna, NY
Fall colors in northern New Jersey
Radio towers in suburban New Jersey
Downtown Newark, NJ
Reading, PA
Lancaster, PA
Columbia, PA and the Susquehanna River
Westminster, Maryland
Frederick, Maryland
Shenandoah National Park, VA
Beckley, WV
Flight Aware paths:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

October 14, 2007: Birdfeeder Photos at Home (Alden, NY) (4 BIRD PHOTOS)

I also got a few shots today at our birdfeeders in the backyard...

Our first Purple Finch in quite awhile
Female House Finch
Our Resident Brown Creeper
The first Dark-Eyed Junco of the fall/winter season

October 14, 2007: Buffalo Ornithological Society Fall Bird Count (Alden, NY area) (3 BIRD PHOTOS)

This year, I participated in the October Fall Bird Count. We take a designated area (for me: Alden NY) and count as many birds as we can find. I did not have a whole lot of time, but spent a few hours searching, and snapping a few photos.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Hermit Thrush

Alden, NY Location:


Double-Crested Cormorant (2)

Canada Goose (79)

Cooper's Hawk (2)

Killdeer (1)

Ring-Billed Gull (5)

Rock Pigeon (3)

Mourning Dove (11)

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (5)

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1)

Downy Woodpecker (7)

Hairy Woodpecker (3)

Northern Flicker (3)

Blue Jay (11)

American Crow (26)

Horned Lark (3)

Black-Capped Chickadee (31)

Tufted Titmouse (2)

Red-Breasted Nuthatch (3)

White-Breasted Nuthatch (3)

Brown Creeper (2)

Winter Wren (1)

Golden-Crowned Kinglet (16)

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (5)

Eastern Bluebird (4)

Hermit Thrush (2)

American Robin (75)

European Starling (201)

American Pipit (3)

Cedar Waxwing (10)

Black-Throated Blue Warbler (1)

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (19)

Chipping Sparrow (5)

Field Sparrow (3)

Fox Sparrow (2)

Song Sparrow (4)

White-Throated Sparrow (3)

White-Crowned Sparrow (1)

Dark-Eyed Junco (39)

Northern Cardinal (6)

Red-Winged Blackbird (37)

Purple Finch (6)

House Finch (6)

American Goldfinch (27)

House Sparrow (7)