Sunday Shots

Short-eared Owl at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, 2/12/14.
Short-eared Owl at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, 2/12/14.

I got out Saturday morning and again on Sunday afternoon and birded the Black Dirt and Pine Island areas. I had a decent list of 34 species, most of which are expected at this time of year. I heard my first Great Horned Owl of year just after sunrise on Saturday morning out at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge and I had a Common Raven out there as well. Later Saturday morning I had 3 Lapland Longspurs, so it was good to see they are still around. I struck out with photos for the weekend, so I’ve included a Short-eared Owl shot from Wednesday. Here’s my list for 2/15/14 and 2/16/14:

IMG_7672Canada Goose
American Black Duck
Mallard
Wild Turkey
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl 
Snowy Owl
American Kestrel
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
White-breasted Nuthatch
Horned Lark
European Starling
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
House Sparrows on Celery Avenue, 2/15/14.
House Sparrows on Celery Avenue, 2/15/14.

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