Sunday Shots, 05/16/21

I’m going to keep it short this evening. I’m absolutely exhausted after a seriously hectic work week and a busy but excellent weekend. I stayed local all weekend, birding primarily in south/southwest Orange County with a couple trips to the Sussex County side of the Liberty Loop for shorebirds. Birds were certainly plentiful, it’s that time of year, and I added 15 species to my OC year list. It was a weekend of near misses for me – I seemed to be slightly off my game and missed some really nice opportunities for photos. Fortunately the birds were abundant and so were the photo ops. Enjoy the pics.

~A pair of Spotted Sandpipers at Wickham Lake earlier this week, 05/12/21.~
~Great Crested Flycatcher at Elks Brox, 05/15/21.~
~Baltimore Oriole at the Liberty Loop, 05/15/21.~
~Prairie Warbler at Elks Brox, 05/15/21.~
~Orchard Oriole at Winding Waters Trail, 05/16/21.~
~This Broad-winged Hawk was being relentlessly bothered by a flock of American Robins. Laurel Grove Cemetery, 05/15/21.~
~Female Scarlet Tanager at Elks Brox, 05/15/21.~
~Typical Ovenbird shot under the green lights of the nearby leaves. Pochuck Mountain, 05/15/21.~

2 thoughts on “Sunday Shots, 05/16/21”

  1. Great pictures Matt! Are you still using the lens that you borrowed from Kyle? I think I remembered you mentioned that in a previous post.

    1. Thanks Joe! Yes, all these were taken with the 500mm lens, which I actually bought from Kyle, so it’s mine now! Matt

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