Every Monday morning in April, May, and June there is a bird walk at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, NY. Today was the first day I joined one.

_IGP1886Common Yellowthroat

_IGP1967Ruffed Grouse

More below the squiggle.

The walks are led by a retired music teacher who can identify birds by call. I'm not good at that so I take pictures. I would love to have a lens longer than 300mm, but cost and weight limit what I carry.

One of two warblers to make themselves seen. The Chestnut-sided Warbler.

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A common sight at feeders, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak




Baltimore Oriole





"Rocky" the Ruffed Grouse. This grouse has set up a territory that includes part of a trail. He comes out and follows you until you are out of the territory, even a group of 15 people...

Unusual behavior to say the least. He'll even attack your feet if you aren't moving fast enough...




Update: Evening pictures from Great Bear Recreation Area in Phoenix, NY

There were reports of a Lawrence's Warbler, Brewster's Warbler, and a Blue-winged Warbler at Great Bear, all I saw in the evening were Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Common Yellowthroat.









Originally posted to boriscleto on Mon May 12, 2014 at 09:45 AM PDT.

Also republished by Birds and Birdwatching and PWB Peeps.

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