Sunday Shots, 12/13/20

Well, it’s been a stressful week regarding the blog, but the site now seems to be working more efficiently. I was having a lingering issue regarding email subscriptions, but I believe I have that figured out; this post will tell the tale.

Anyways, I wasn’t on the computer all the time, and I was out an about this weekend and last weekend as well. But, I’ve hit a little bit of a dry spell – I tried for winter finches in Port Jervis both weekends, but came up empty. Same goes for Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs, as well as Cackling Goose (probably the species I am mostly likely to add to my Orange County year list). Still, as always it’s just good to be out, with enough of the “usuals” around to keep me entertained, especially on a gorgeous day like today.

~It’s that time of year. Northern Harrier in the black dirt, 12/13/20.~
~Cooper’s Hawk in Pine Island, 12/06/20.~
~Carolina Wren at Moonbeams Sancutary, 12/05/20. This was my first visit to Moonbeams, and while it wasn’t super birdy on this day, I think it has some potential.~
~Northern Cardinal in the black dirt, 12/05/20.~
~I thought this was interesting – these birds were part of a large mixed flock of American and House Finches. They were actively feeding on hemp plants which were never harvested. It’s the first time I’ve seen birds feeding on hemp to any extent. Black dirt 12/05/20.~
~This is a gorgeous bird. Rough-legged Hawk in the black dirt, 12/13/20.~

14 thoughts on “Sunday Shots, 12/13/20”

  1. Struck out in three target species yesterday. That’s what makes you want to get out again . Great shots

  2. Marvelous shots as always. My “Zen bird” is the harrier, so I was particularly taken by the quality of that image. Hope you find those final year species you’ve been hunting down real soon. See you in the field…..

  3. As always , your photos are amazing … they always inspire me to get out there ! The cardinal is so crisp and clear , he could be perched right outside my window. Always enjoy your blog 🙂
    Happy holidays

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