Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 24, 2008: Flights (Boston-Cleveland-Buffalo)

Today I took early morning flights home from Boston to Buffalo, via Cleveland. It was a bit too early for photos so they are blurry!

Syracuse, NY
Letchworth State Park
Perry and Silver Lake
The Wyoming County windfarms
A distant (and bad) view of the Buffalo area
Springville, NY
Cleveland, Ohio
Erie, PA
Buffalo, NY

Sunday, September 21, 2008

September 21, 2008: Birding Cape Cod and Manhomet, Massachusetts

Today before the NEARC Conference, I had a chance to do just a little birding on Cape Cod. Flew into Boston in the morning and made stops on the way down...

On the way down Route 3 to the Cape

PHOTOS FROM MANOMET POINT Belted Kingfisher White-Winged ScotersCrow (American or Fish?)

CORPORATION BEACH (DENNIS) PHOTOS Common Eiders Double-Crested Cormorants sunning

RACE POINT PHOTOS Sanderling Common Terns A flock of (mostly) Sanderlings aflight They were flying because of this Peregrine Falcon Semipalmated Plover Harbor Seal


Pictures of Common Eiders close! Greater Black Backed Gull


September 21, 2008: Flights (Buffalo-Newark-Boston)

I was on two Continental Flights this morning, from Buffalo to Newark, and then to Boston. There was good visibility so I got some good shots.
Above and below: Manhattan

Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Yonkers, NY
White Plains, NY
Waterbury, CT
Hartford, CT
Providence, RI
Boston, MA
An island in Boston Harbor

Saturday, September 20, 2008

September 20, 2008: Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant Birding

Today we did some birding at the Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant (info). Got some nice photos - it was surprisingly active.
Wood Duck
Common Moorhen
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
juv. Cedar Waxwing
Flying Double Crested Cormorants
Black Ducks and Ruddy
Whimberel (nice flight shot below)

Ruddy Duck
Double Crested Cormorant
Flying Black Ducks and Mallards
Flying Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler