Saturday, May 31, 2008

May 31, 2008: Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

Today we spent some time at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory again, near Rochester, for some banding and also birding in the nearby Owl Woods.
Banded Birds
Common Yellowthroat
Blackpoll Warbler
American Robin
Solomon's Seal

Owl Woods birding:
American Redstart
Cedar Waxwing
American Redstart
Black-and-White Warbler

Check out the archived blog from 5-27-2007 for Braddock location info here

Sunday, May 25, 2008

May 25, 2008: Southern Ontario Birding (Long Point and Rock Point)

Today we birded at several locations along the north shore of Lake Erie, in Southern Ontario: Long Point Bird Banding Station, and Rock Point Provincial Park. We also got some nice shots along the way in Wainfleet, Ontario..

Purple Martin in Wainfleet, Ontario

Long Point Bird Observatory:
Yellow Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Above and Below: Black Throated Blue Warblers

Tree Swallow

Rock Point Provincial Park:
Least Sandpiper

Above Four: Ruddy Turnstones
Semipalmated Plover
Song Sparrow
Least Sandpiper

Above Three: Dunlin


Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 18, 2008: Buffalo Ornithological Society May Bird Count (Alden-Marilla, New York)

Today was the annual May Buffalo Ornithological Society Bird Count. As usual, I covered the Alden-Marilla area. Decent migration, and I did manage a few photos...

Common Loon
Horned Lark

Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 17, 2008: Last Day for the Subaru Legacy!

Today is the last day for my Subaru Legacy, which just after this photo made its way to the junk-scrap metal yard :( Got just over 10 years out of it so I can't complain! (March 3, 1998 to May 17, 2008). The new Subaru Forester can be seen in the background...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

May 10, 2008: Feeders at Home (Alden, New York)

Some shots from our birdfeeder in the back yard (A great spring day!)

White-Crowned Sparrow
Common Grackle
Mourning Dove
Fight! (Red-Belled Woodpecker and European Starling)

Saturday, May 03, 2008

May 3, 2008: Nature View Park, Amherst, New York

Today I led a hike for the Western New York Land Conservancy at Nature View Park in Amherst, NY. We saw some nice birds, like Least Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Blue-Winged Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Blue Jay, and first of season Rose Breasted Grosbeak and Great Crested Flycatcher. Only got a few photos though.

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The entrance to Nature View park

Least Flycatcher
Black Capped Chickadee

NATURE VIEW PARK (Interactive location)