Sunday Shots, Raptor Edition 11/29/20

It was really, really nice to have four days off in a row. And with the pandemic still raging, we did not travel. So, that made for a good amount of birding during those four days. Noteworthy birds included more RED CROSSBILLS at Reservoir 3, the BARNACLE GOOSE continues in the area, being seen mostly at the Camel Farm, a handful of Snow Buntings at Skinners Lane, and I had my first ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK of the season. I had a good weekend with raptors, topped off by an early morning visit to the Grasslands today. It was enjoyable to be out there sitting in a blind. It sort of felt like the old days when I used to photograph many more raptors.

~Northern Harrier at the Grasslands NWR, 11/29/20.~
~Northern Harrier at Grasslands NWR, 11/29/20.~
~ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Wallkill River NWR, Thanksgiving Day 2020.~
~Northern Harrier just after sunrise at the Grasslands, 11/29/20.~
~NOHA Grasslands, 11/29/20.~
~Red-tailed Hawk at Wallkill River NWR, 11/26/20.~
~NOHA at the Grasslands this morning, 11/29/20.~
~Red-shouldered Hawk at Benmarl Winery in Marlboro NY, 11/29/20.~
~NOHA taking a dive at the Grasslands, 11/29/20.~

7 thoughts on “Sunday Shots, Raptor Edition 11/29/20”

  1. Great photos Matt!!! Wonderful getting those Crossbills with you. Your story line is always so enjoyable to read. Love the Harriers and Red shouldered and light phase Rough legged. He’ll be needing new tail feathers soon. Great capture.

    1. Thanks so much Curt. Good to see you on Saturday morning; I heard that the Red Crossbills were a county bird for you – congrats. I don’t even want to know what your OC life list is at, lol. Matt

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