Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011: Birding Tifft Farm in Buffalo, and Williamsville Glen

We started out today doing some early Spring birding at Tifft Farm in Buffalo
Eastern Phoebe
Painted Turtle
Canada Goose
American Crow
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher
Green Heron
Tree Swallow
White-Throated Sparrow
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher
Ring-Necked Duck
Downy Woodpecker
House Wren

A few shots from the Williamsville Glen (Amherst State Park)
Palm Warbler
Lesser Celandine
Red-Tailed Hawk
Field Sparrow (taken at home)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2011: Birding Long Island, Visting Manhattan, and Drive Home

We started out with some photos from around our hotel in Westport, then Oceanside Nature Center and Jamaica Bay before heading home via Manhattan
Above and Below: Monk Parakeets at our hotel

Oceanside Nature Center
Great Egret
Tree Swallow
Blooming Flowers
Diving Osprey

Jamaica Bay NWR
Flying Gadwall

Above: Enjoying the planes taking off from JFK
A view of Manhattan
Flying Shoveler
Flying Brant

Fort Tilden NHS (Brooklyn, New York)
Forsters Tern
A view of the Atlantic from the beach
More scenes from the beach
American Oystercatcher
Common Merganser
Brooklyn sign!
Vertical car-park in Manhattan
Trump Tower!
American Museum of Natural History

Signs on the ride home through New Jersey and Pennsylvania
New Jersey Meadowlands

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011: Long Island Birding and Queens Hall of Science

We started out birding at the Oceanside Nature Center in Oceanside, NY - before the Noreaster is due to arrive later today...
Great Egret
Lesser Yellowlegs

At Jones Beach State Park
American Crow
Northern Gannet
Northern Mockingbird in Long Beach, NY
High Gas prices in NYC!

New York Hall of Science in Queens

Blossoms in Queens
Sign on the Van Wyck