Doodletown

We went on a terrific field trip to Doodletown on Saturday. We saw many wonderful birds spotted by a sharp group of birders. Marc found a Five-lined Skink. I spotted the Worm-eating warbler. Everyone contributed sightings. The American Wisteria was blooming allover the place. It was a glorious day.

The full birds report will eventually be posted on the Linnaean NY website Field Trip Reports page.
I didn’t bring really long lens, consequently, the bird images are very grainy.

Sterling Forest

After visiting Skylands and stopping at a diner for lunch we drove to Sterling Forest, Orange County, New York. We did half the blue trail around the lake. I included a bad photograph of some Common Mergansers because I so rarely see them. I didn’t look for the Golden-winged Warbler.

Skylands

The New Jersey Botanical Gardens at Skylands has a mansion and formal gardens. It is in Passaic County. I like going there because it is lovely and an easy place to walk around and it is very pretty.

Hempstead Lake and LI Shore

On Saturday April 17th we went on a birding trip with the Linnaean Society of NY to Hempstead Lake SP, Point Lookout and Nickerson Beach in Nassau County, Long Island. It was a lovely group of people and a lovely day. I enjoyed the new Spring growth. It wasn’t a good bird shooting day for me. A highlight was a black-capped Chickadee collecting nesting material a couple of feet away from me. Another was the Harlequins.

Greenbrook

On a very cold day in early March at Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary in Bergen County, New Jersey on the Palisades. There was still ice on the lake. We didn’t stay long because it was so cold.