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Catching up with Family

New York

semi-overcast 47 °F

As disappointing as it is to blog about non-Panama birding, that time has to come eventually! So here we are…

About a month ago it was great for family to come visit! It also allowed some opportunity for birding together, even if not in a particularly interesting time of year avian-wise.

We tried to find a pair of rare (to the area) Trumpeter Swans and unfortunately dipped but did turn up a few more common MUTE:



I took my family to a local trail that is known for hand-fed BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES, and suffice to say they didn’t disappoint! This is family-friendly birding :)

On the drive out of the area, we had beautiful looks at male EASTERN BLUEBIRDS:

And a female:

GADWALL were present in great numbers:

Along with a few flashy BUFFLEHEAD:

And some very distant RING-NECKED DUCKS:

Overall, it was great to catch up with family!

Stay tuned for my (albeit late) solar eclipse post, as well as some exciting plans for the summer! Here’s what I’m up to this summer: on May 22, I fly out to Inspiration Point, Arkansas to sing my first Verdi role with orchestra: Germont in La Traviata! On July 20 I fly back to NYS, on August 3 I fly to Vienna, Austria to be a conducting fellow at the Musikverein for a week, and August 11 I fly out west to Idaho for my annual trip with family out there! It’s sure to be another action-packed summer, and I couldn’t be more excited! Hopefully, there will be a few lifers and other avian and herpetological highlights along the way!! :)

Happy birding,
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Posted by skwclar 19:17 Archived in USA

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It’s always good to be back home and do some family birding! What a summer lineup!

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