Sunday Shots, Port Jervis Edition, 05/09/21

I woke up early this morning and headed to Port Jervis. I stopped at the Camel Farm on my way, to check for shorebirds. I got lucky and along with several Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, and a Killdeer, I found a single DUNLIN. Definitely worth the stop.

In Port Jervis, my first and most productive stop was at Laurel Grove Cemetery. I enjoyed 9 species of warbler, several of which, including a single Cape May, were accommodating for photos. The cemetery was birdy, and I had 38 types of birds, mostly expected species.

~A single singing Cape May Warbler at Laurel Grove Cemetery, 05/09/21.~

From there I headed over to Elks Brox Memorial Park, which was less birdy, but I did get some fantastic looks at one of my favorite warblers – BLACKBURNIAN. The bird actually seemed very aware of my presence, and never really allowed for any close photos. I also watched a Black-capped Chickadee with presumed nesting material (see below), and a Pine Warbler with nesting material, so that was helpful for the NYS Breeding Bird Atlas.

~Yellow-rumped Warbler at LGC, 05/09/21.~
~Black-and-white Warbler at LGC, 05/09/21.~
~Blackburnian Warbler at Elks Brox Park, 05/09/21.~
~Black-capped Chickadee with a mouthful, Elks Brox 05/09/21.~
~Chestnut-sided Warbler at LGC, 05/09/21.~
~Peregrine Falcon in flight, Port Jervis NY 05/09/21.~

4 thoughts on “Sunday Shots, Port Jervis Edition, 05/09/21”

  1. Nice series of photos Matt. Like you, the Blackburnian is one of my favorite wood warblers! Lovely shot of the Cape May and love the Black-capped Chickadee with a mouthful of nesting material!


    1. Thanks Scotty. The Blackburnian is a fabulous looking warbler and it’s a tough one to get a good look at, at least for me. Matt

  2. Marvelous photos, Matt. Thank you for your ice pictures, as always, and your energy and enthusiasm. My day is made as I look at your photos and read your blog while listening to Kazakh singer Dimas Kudaibergen; to be enveloped by beauty and goodness is a blessed day.

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