Shawangunk Grasslands, 06/14/20

I birded Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge this morning. It was a cool, sunny morning and it felt good to be out there, since I haven’t been there in a while. I did fairly well for birds with 30 species, all expected, including some pretty darn good looks at one of my main target birds – GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. Photos were another story because I didn’t locate either of the two that I had until later in the morning, when the sun was a bit too high and the heat shimmer had already kicked in. It’s so worth it if you get up and out early. This morning I arrived at just before 8 o’clock, and the window for good photos is just so narrow arriving at that time, even on a nice cool day like today. Another target, BOBOLINKS, were plentiful, and as usual offered some good photo ops.

~Bobolink at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, 06/14/20.~
~Another male Bobolink at the Grasslands, 06/14/20. You don’t have to try for these birds, they land right near you.~
~Grasshopper Sparrow singing its heart out at the Grasslands, 06/14/20.~
~Calling Bobo at the Grasslands, 06/14/20.~

2 thoughts on “Shawangunk Grasslands, 06/14/20”

  1. Love the bobolink that looks like a pope wearing skull cap!
    When I’m driving with my windows up, I do what the sparrow is doing. Thankful for soundproof car!

    1. Norma – Sorry I totally flaked on this comment and forgot to respond. I love the skull cap imagery, and I’m the same in the car, even though I can’t sing if my life depended on it! Thanks for checking in.

      Matt

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