Orange County Birds

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~I have this as a Bank Swallow and a Northern Rough-winged Swallow flying in tandem, Cedar Swamp Road 6/11/15.~

QUICK UPDATE: Boy, last week was a busy one for me, with tons going on at home and at work as well. I did manage to get out and get a couple of county birds for the year, but I never had the opportunity to process the photos and make a post. On Monday I went to Elks Brox Memorial Park to try for the RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS which had been reported there. Huge thanks to Karen Miller for the heads up on those birds. Then on Thursday I went to Cedar Swamp Road to go for the Bank Swallows that have been there for at least the last couple of years. I had a blast trying for photos of those birds, and though nothing amazing, I was happy to get some decent shots of those birds.

This weekend I went up to the Adirondacks to bird for the weekend. I have loads of photos to go through, so I will get a post together in a couple of days. Meanwhile I have included a teaser shot at the bottom of this post.

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~BASW in flight, Cedar Swamp Road 6/11/15.~
~BASW in flight, Cedar Swamp Road 6/11/15.~
~BASW in flight, Cedar Swamp Road 6/11/15.~
~BASW in flight, Cedar Swamp Road 6/11/15.~
~BASW flyover, Cedar Swamp Road 6/11/15.~
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~A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER checks things out, Elks Brox Memorial Park, 6/8/15.~
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~RHWO, Elks Brox Memorial Park, 6/8/15.~
~Adirondack Appeteaser - Common Loon at Follensby Clear Pond, 6/13/15.~
~Adirondack Appeteaser – Common Loon at Follensby Clear Pond, 6/13/15. Full post to follow in the next couple of days.~

12 thoughts on “Orange County Birds”

    1. I’m not even going to tell what my success rate was! Let’s just say I have plenty of photos of blue sky… Matt

    1. Bill – I agree that I am lucky, but I”m wondering what about this post made you say that now…?

      Maybe we will meet out there one day! Matt

  1. Nice loon shot. I just got back from 5 days of fishing on Follensby. It is a wonderfull place. We were staying at a friends camp on Saranac. We left on the 12 th.

    Dick Champion

    1. We must have passed on the highway, I arrived on the 12th. Great place to be up there, I’ll have more loon pics up in the next couple of days. Matt

  2. Enjoyed the swallow shots (I have yet to get any decent shots of bank sw in flight), but the loon made me say, “ooooo”. One of my favorite birds; looking forward to the rest of your shots.

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