Sunday, November 25, 2007

November 25, 2007: Niagara County, NY Birding (Fort Niagara SP, Wilson Lakeshore)

We birded this morning in Niagara County. We began by going to Fort Niagara State Park, to search for some winter irruptive species that are being seen a lot this year! We found the Pine Grosbeaks, but not the Bohemian Waxwings. (2007-08 Winter Finch Irruption). After some time here, we headed to visit a friend in Wilson, NY where we also watched their feeders, and found a Redpoll!

Fort Niagara State Park:
Look for the Purple Finch among all the crabapple berries!
Pine Grosbeaks! (above and below)
Wilson, NY Photos:
Common Redpoll! (above and below)

American Tree Sparrow

Sunday, November 18, 2007

November 18, 2007: Rochester, NY Area Birding (Irondequoit Bay / Durand Park)

We did some birding today in the Rochester, NY, area, both at the Irondequoit Bay Outlet, and Durand-Eastman Park. There was no major activity, but here are some shots that we got.

Irondequoit Bay Outlet:
Greater Black Backed Gull enjoying something...
Nice male Mallard
Flyover Mute Swans
Durand-Eastman Park (Zoo Road Area):
Fall leaves
Cedar Waxwing (no Bohemians!)
Purple Finch
Pileated Woodpecker

Friday, November 16, 2007

November 16, 2007: Flights- Killeen, TX - Houston - Cleveland - Buffalo

There were three flights today on Continental: Killeen-Houston, Houston-Cleveland, and Cleveland-Buffalo. Here are the Flight Aware maps: