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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. I’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 — 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 — 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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