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Canada&Cackling Geese(ice skating!)at Brower's L.
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LHAS Outing 11-10-2018 by Jan Null

Snowy Road and Green Bushes at Brown's Lake
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LHAS Outing 11-10-2018 by Jan Null

Red-bellied Woodpecker & House Finch at DPNC
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LHAS Outing 11-10-2018 by Jan Null

Snow on Berries at Brown's Lake
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LHAS Outing 11-10-2018 by Jan Null

Saturday, 10 November 2018.

2 Birders participated in our November outing. It was a cloudy, cold, breezy morning with a temp. of 10 degrees and it eventually ‘warmed’ to the upper teens. We made stops at Brower’s Lake, Snyder’s Bend, Brown’s Lake, DPNC, and related areas. Due to prior commitments we ended our trip early at 11:00 A.M. Another birder was unable to attend but did report some birds at his feeders.

 

We recorded a total of 32 species. Highlights included Rusty Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Bald Eagle, American White Pelican, and Red-breasted Nuthatch and White-throated Sparrow at the other birder’s feeders.

11-10-2018 Birds—Brower’s Lake, Snyder’s Bend, Brown’s Lake, DPNC, another birder’s feeders and related areas etc. outing--32 species--Highlights in red.

Cackling Goose

Canada Goose

Mallard

Common Goldeneye

Wild Turkey

American White Pelican

Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-dove

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Horned Lark

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

European Starling

American Tree Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker at Luton Wildlife Area North
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LHAS Outing 10-20-2018 by Jan Null

Cedar Waxwing at Owego Wetlands
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LHAS Outing 10-20-2018 by Jan Null

The lunch is ready!
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LHAS Outing 10-20-2018

Birders ready for lunch!
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LHAS Outing 10-20-2018

Saturday, 20 October 2018.

12 Birders participated in our October outing. It was a cool, breezy morning with a beginning temp. of 37 degrees that warmed up later to 51. We made stops at Brower’s Lake, New Lake, Snyder’s Bend, Luton Wildlife Area North, Owego Wetlands, Southwood Conservation Area, and related areas. We then went to the Polifka’s home just east of Smithland for a delicious lunch featuring tasty pizza, pumpkin cheese cake and many other goodies! Their good habitat and bird feeders also produced 2 species for our list (Pine Siskin and Yellow-rumped Warbler).

 

We recorded a total of 54 species for the day. Other highlights included: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, Northern Harrier, and Cooper’s Hawk. Even though the brisk wind kept most of the Sparrows hunkered down we did manage to find 10 species of Sparrows. Thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to the Polifkas for the delicious lunch and the great hospitality at their beautiful home!

10-20-2018 Birds—Brower’s Lake, New Lake, Snyder’s Bend, Luton Wildlife Area North, Owego Wetlands, Southwood Conservation Area and related areas outing—54  species. Highlights in red.

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Gadwall

Mallard

Northern Shoveler

Ruddy Duck

Ring-necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

Pied-billed Grebe

American White Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel

Merlin

American Coot

Greater Yellowlegs

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-dove

Mourning Dove

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

American Tree Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Common Grackle

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Caspian Tern Foraging At Snyder's Bend (1 of 6)
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LHAS Outing 9-15-2018 by Jan Null

Monarch Butterfly at Snyder's Bend (one of 100's)
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LHAS Outing 9-15-2018 by Jan Null

American White Pelican (one of many seen)
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LHAS Outing 9-15-2018 by Jan Null

Birders At Snyder's Bend
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LHAS Outing 9-15-2018

Saturday, 15 September 2018.

12 Birders participated in our September outing. It was a warm morning under clear skies with a light breeze and warmed to the upper 80’s later in the day. We made stops at New Lake, Snyder’s Bend, Sandhill Lake and Owego before lunch at B & R’s Pizza Post in Sloan. The menu included varied choices from pizza to cod and we enjoyed our lunch while watching ISU battle Oklahoma on a nice wide TV screen. We topped off our lunch with delicious Swirl soft ice cream cones or dishes before we headed for home.

 

We recorded a total of 50 species for the day. We walked the trail at Snyder’s Bend to the overlook and while resting on the benches we had a nice surprise as 6 Caspian Terns flew slowly by occasionally diving head first into the water to snatch a minnow. Other highlights included: Great Egret, American Pipit, Black Terns, Cooper’s Hawk and Merlin. Thanks to all who participated.

9-15-2018 Birds—New Lake, Snyder’s Bend, Sandhill Lake, Owego Wetlands Etc. Outing—50 species. Highlights in red.

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Wild Turkey

American White Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Merlin

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-dove

Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-pewee

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird

Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Tree Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Gray Catbird

European Starling

American Pipit

Magnolia Warbler

Black-and-White Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Rose-breasted Grossbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Red-winged Blackbird

Western Meadowlark

Common Grackle

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

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By Paul Roisen