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!

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.