The graceful Common Terns have returned from wintering in South America to breed here on the Great Lakes and in areas of Canada. These photos were taken in the Dunkirk Harbor.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
An extremely rare visitor to Western New York State this week is a Neotropic Comorant. The bird was first spotted in our area on early Thursday morning and is still here as of today. This is only the second time one has been reported in all of New York State. This is a bird native to Central and South America with a range that normally extends as far north as Texas. The first sighting of one in NYS was a few years ago on Lake Ontario.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Pine Warbler is almost never found away from a stand of pine trees. They are also one of the few warblers that will come to a backyard bird feeder. We have been treated to their visits to suet feeders hanging in pine trees in our yard over the last few days.