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Thursday, September 26, 2013

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When I arrived at Van Dyne Spoor in Savannah, NY the fog over the marsh was still as thick as pea soup.

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I don't blame the water fowl for being nervous...

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Things were a bit clearer at the Montezuma National Wildlife Center's visitor center and Wildlife Drive.

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A first time bird for me, the Marsh Wren. I've heard them before but this is the first time I got a peek...

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Blue-winged Teal. It's funny that they have a green patch when they are in their winter colors.

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A Mallard makes for a nice size comparison.

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A momentary distraction from birding...a field full of spiders and grasshoppers (lunch for spiders).

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A mixed group of Teal and what I think are Common Pintail in Eclipse colors.

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There were also Eclipse Northern Shovelers mixed in.

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The last flowers of the year enjoying the sun...

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I went back to Van Dyne Spoor after the fog burned off.

The Gallinule were very unhappy that I was there. This one ran right over the top of a Northern Shoveler...

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A Great Egret and Great Blue Heron on the Seneca River at Howland's Island.

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Originally posted to boriscleto on Fri Sep 27, 2013 at 06:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Birds and Birdwatching.

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