Early on Saturday morning I dropped my family off at the airport. From that point on I was birding, except for a brief interlude on Saturday night when I ate dinner and spent the night at my folks’ house in Saugerties. It was an awesome weekend and it might take me a couple of days to recover from it but I thought I would share some of the birds that I saw in one preview post before fully writing up the whole trip. Enjoy, and make sure to come back to get the whole story!
Western Tanager in Athens, New York
Gray Jay on a deer carcass in Bloomingdale, New York
Common Raven flying over in Bloomingdale, New York
Black-backed Woodpecker in Bloomingdale, New York (click to embiggen)
Black-capped Chickadee in Paul Smiths, New York
Pine Grosbeak in Queensbury, New York (click to embiggen)
What a weekend! Not pictured? Pacific Loon, Red Crossbill, Ruffed Grouse and a whole big bunch of other birds!
Yikes! Western Tan! B/B Woody! Gray Jay! You must have been being a very, very good boy lately…
I like that woodpecker!
Wow! A veritable smorgasbord!
Great shots Corey….and thanks for making a stop into the Paul Smith’s College VIC:-) I had close views of ww crossbills this morning while working on the trails. Congrats on the super trip!
Yeah, that might be the best weekend I have seen for birding in the Empire State- sounds kind of like an amazing birding dream! Pacific Loon! Great photos too!