"I'm sharing my photos and stories of my bird watching adventures on Long Island. I also feature my sightings from around the USA and other countries when I travel. I hope you enjoy them." - Rob (from Massapequa)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Adirondacks, Lake Champlain: Sandhill Crane, Ruffed Grouse
I made the trip for some boreal birding - I missed one of my target birds - the Grey Jay but had some good "consolation prizes". I went along Sabattis Road but never made it to Sabattis Bog - the road was closed off for some reason. It was surprising to see snow on the ground - on the way I didn't see much except Chickadees - just when I thought I struck out I started seeing some good birds on the way back: Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, 2 Pileated Woodpeckers and 2 Ruffed Grouses (lifer)! I stopped by a marsh next to Tupper Lake and found one of my target birds - a lifer Sandhill Crane as well as a Raven and Pine Siskins at a feeder. With a few hours left I decided to try my luck at Lake Champlain for a few reported Caspian Terns - I was treated to a view of at least 13 of them. I had seen Caspian Terns on 2 prior occasions but never got a good view till now.