I’m just back from a weekend’s birding in the Adirondack Mountains and St. Lawrence County and I am absolutely exhausted and it will take awhile for the experience to sink in to the point that I will be able to blog it properly. I had great company while exploring some of the most remote and wildest areas in New York and seeing some superb birds and other sundry creatures. But I had to share at least a little bit of the experience right away:

Spring Pond Bog

a small part of the 500 acre Spring Pond Bog

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Atlantis Fritillary on the path to Sabbatis Bog (thanks Patrick)

Grasse River

the Grasse River near Cranberry Lake

Upside-down Northern Parula

a Northern Parula, fast becoming my favorite wood-warbler

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.