Snowy Birding, 11/20/16

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~I’m enjoying Dark-eyed Juncos with their subtle colors this year. They were plentiful as I walked the trails of the Port Jervis Watershed Park and Recreational Area, 11/20/16.~ 

QUICK POST: I spent a pleasant morning birding in the snowy conditions at Port Jervis Watershed Park and Recreational Area. I walked the trails there for over four hours; it was quite birdy at times, but with all expected species. I did not have any luck with my 2 target birds – Pine Siskins and Crossbills. My best birds for the morning were:  a Hooded Merganser (my first of the season), a Fox Sparrow, and couple of Hermit Thrushes.

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~Tufted Titmouse in a snowy setting. Port Jervis Watershed PRA, 11/20/16.~  
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~It’s always nice to see a Hairy Woodpecker. Port Jervis Watershed PRA, 11/20/16.~ 
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~Safety first, ha ha. Selfie on the trail at Port Jervis Watershed Park and Recreational Area 11/20/16.~
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~Another sweet looking DEJU at Port Jervis Watershed PRA, 11/20/16.~ 
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~I missed a VERY good opportunity to shoot a Hermit Thrush earlier in the morning. I managed to get this one through the obstructions later on. Port Jervis Watershed PRA, 11/20/16.~ 
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~I know, it’s a pretty bad pic. BUT, it’s a FOX SPARROW! Port Jervis Watershed PRA, 11/20/16.~ 

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