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Finally...some birding at camp!

Ashville, NY

semi-overcast 83 °F

Tuesday, I birded around the vicinity of the property on which my family is staying for the week in Ashville, NY which is close to my summer camp in Chautauqua, NY. Iā€™m staying on campus in the dorms but it is nice to visit with my family this week.

Great looks at BALTIMORE ORIOLES prevailed this afternoon ā€” all my family got to watch this beautiful creature. Here is the male:
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And here the female:
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PURPLE MARTIN flyover:
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BALTIMORE ORIOLE terrorizing an AMERICAN CROW which came too close to its nest:
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A singing male RED-EYED VIREO gave great looks right above the cabin:
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As did a CHIPPING SPARROW:
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And a GRAY CATBIRD:
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Male RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER:
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Then, my sister Pearl and I walked down the lane to look for birds and we found a pair of YELLOW-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS! So cool ā€” I have never before observed these birds on their breeding grounds.
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An insquisitive male NORTHERN CARDINAL:
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CEDAR WAXWING:
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Bird-of-the-day to the Yellow-breasted Sapsuckers along the lane, with runner-up to the Purple Martin. So nice to see my family again!

Good birding,
Henry
World Life List: 971 Species

Posted by skwclar 08:00 Archived in USA

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