Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011: Aquarium of Niagara and Port Weller, Ontario Birding

We started out today at the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York, and then did some birding at Port Weller, Ontario, looking for the adult King Eider.  No luck on that but some nice shots otherwise!

Aquarium of Niagara:

Port Weller, Ontario (nature trail and Saint Catherines Marina)
 Snowy Owl
 Common Goldeneye
Horned Grebe

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 2011: The Depew Target Snowy Owl

He was found right on top of the Target store on 
Transit Road in Depew!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

December 3, 2011: Birding Rochester, New York

A great day birding on the Rochester Lakeshore today, finding a beautiful Snowy Owl, as well as the long sought after Purple Sandpiper!
 Snowy Owl
 White Winged Scoter
 Long-Tailed Duck
 Long-Tailed Ducks

Purple Sandpiper!

Friday, November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011: Niagara River Birding

Today we searched Fort Niagara on the U.S. side, and Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Canadian side, for the Razorbill.  We did see him but he was too far to get a photo.  Some other shots though...
 Red Breasted Merganser

Below: Horned Grebes

 Snow Buntings

Below: Common Loon

 Double Crested Cormorant
Greater Scaup

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November 1, 2011: Flights Buffalo to Baltimore

I flew today from Buffalo to BWI Airport on Southwest
 Olean, New York
 Williamsport, Pennsylvania
 Sunbury, Pennsylvania
 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
 Early snow in southern Pennsylvania
 Lakeshore, Maryland
Pasadena, Maryland

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011: Flights Buffalo, NY to Killeen, Texas

 Atlanta, Georgia
 A very dry Stillhouse Lake (Texas)
Fort Hood, Texas

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 23, 2011: Tifft Farm Nature Preserve (Buffalo, NY)

 Fall Leaves
 Hand Fed White Breasted Nuthatch
 Above and below: Feeding a Black Capped Chickadee

 Yellow Cabbage
 Ruby Crowned Kinglet
 Pied Billed Grebe
 Vesper Sparrow
 Chipping Sparrow
Golden Crowned Kinglet