"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)
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Adirondacks Part 2: Black Backed Woodpeckers, Least Flycatcher
So I went back to the Adirondacks for my nemesis bird, the Gray Jay. I've been told by many birders that it shouldn't be any trouble finding them -well, long story short, I struck out again. I was by Sabattis Bog and Bloomingdale Bog where they've been seen but apparently not at the right spot. So I guess I'll just have to make another trip up there one day - would also be nice to see Boreal Chickadees. I did see some nice consolation birds so I didn't leave unsatisfied. Saw lifer Black Backed Woodpeckers and a Least Flycatcher. Other nice birds were a bunch of Blackburnian Warblers in one tree, a Cuckoo sp, Spruce Grouse, Purple Finch, Chestnut Sided Warblers, Northern Harrier, and a group of rowdy Ravens.