Sunday, May 27, 2012


Some of the best birds that pass through New York go on to nest in upstate New York. Two of my favorites: the hooded warbler HoodedWarbler and the cerulean warbler, call this place home. CeruleanWarbler It is also the nesting place for indigo buntings, IndigoBunting philadelphia vireo, PhiladelphiaVireo yellow warblers, redstarts and the odd black throated green warbler. At the water sources one can find great blue herons, HeyWader red-winged blackbirds, grackles, orioles, tanagers, great crested flycatchers and bluebirds. Bluebird Moving through the valley are a number of raptors such as red-shouldered hawks, Coopers, redtailed hawks, black and turkey vultures and this 2nd spring male harrier. UnknownAccipiter Aside from birds it is also home to a great variety of snakes. On this trip I saw a garter snake, black rat snake, this water snake NorthernWatersnake I also came across a gnarly water moccasin but it got off before I had my camera ready. Last but not least, here's a video/audio recording of the great multitude of birdsong along 1st June Cemetary. How many birds/engines can you name?


Rob Jett said...

The most prominent song in the video is a Yellow-throated Video. Also a redstart, black-throated green, black-throated blue and cerulean warbler.

Yojimbot said...

No, yes, yes, yes and yes. Loudest (most prominent?) is the hooded.