Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 11, 2009: Buffalo Ornithological Society Fall Bird Count - Alden, New York

Today I took some picture while counting birds around Alden, NY for the Buffalo Ornithological Society annual October count

Fall scenes around Joe Panza Nature Trail

Grey Catbird
White Throated Sparrow
Winter Wren

Billo Road in Alden:
Field Sparrow
Horned Grebes
Great Egret
Brown-Headed Cowbird

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 10, 2009: Apple Picking and Touring Ithaca and Central NY

Today we started visiting the apple farm Little Orchards in Newfield, NY, just south of Ithaca
Lilies in the water
Yellow flowers

Some photos from the apple picking, and of fall colors
Now, some photos from Taughannock Falls State Park (Upper Falls)

This Turkey Vulture flew by

Now the Montezuma NWR area:
(The "Main Pool")
Pectoral Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Northern Shoveler

From the Savannah Mucklands:
Greater Black Backed Gull
Snow Geese flying
Bald Eagle
Sandhill Crane
Horned Lark
Swamp Sparrow
Song Sparrow