Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.
After our awesome birding on Bigelow Road Will and I decided to head up to the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center, which was just a bit north and west of our location. They have good feeders set up and a previous visit had netted me Evening Grosbeaks, to say nothing of the fact that the volunteers often have good information as to what birds have been seen where.
On this day, sadly, there was nothing terribly exciting coming to the feeders and the volunteers had heard nothing about any of our target birds. Nonetheless, we were undaunted. Rather than rush right back out we decided to watch the feeders for a bit and were rewarded for our efforts with Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a Blue Jay, a Hairy Woodpecker, and a White-breasted Nuthatch. It was not epic but it was nice to sit inside and watch the birds for a bit before getting back out on the road. Especially entertaining was watching the birds trying to get the suet off of the hanging log feeder.
Black-capped Chickadee with suet
Hairy Woodpecker going for suet
Black-capped Chickadee in flight
Black-capped Chickadee with sunflower seed
Come back soon for what will be a much more exciting part 4 to the Epic Birding Weekend!
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