I got out of the hospital on the 16th for two weeks off to recuperate.
I was able to do a ton of birding. Here are some of the images I captured before the past weekend.
10/16-The day after I got out I decided to go to a nearby birding spot and get some fresh air. This adult White-crowned Sparrow was one of the highlights, along with a juv. White-crowned, 2 Adult Field Sparrows, and 2 Lincoln’s Sparrows. 2 was the magic number!
Palm Warbler, Staten Island, NY. Taken while searching for the Cackling Goose. 10/21/09
Cackling Goose, Staten Island, NY. My search through flocks and flocks of Canadas finally rewarded me with this possible leucopareia or Aleutian Cackling Goose.More shots to be posted in new photo gallery which is coming soon. 10/21/09
Pumped after finding the goose I moved on and was able to get the Rufous Hummingbird that had been frequenting the feeders at the Fischer Residents for 8 days. I was very surprised when I was able to obtain some nice shots of it. More shots to be posted in new photo gallery which is coming soon. 10/21/09.
Two days later I found a Connecticut Warbler at the Larsen Sanctuary in Fairfield.The pic is really bad and kinda makes you wonder-but trust me I got pretty close to this bird (photo bad because of lighting) and noted the light bill, pale gray, and the complete eye ring. Pretty cool bird. 10/23/09
So, that was most of my birding before the weekend. Had a great week and saw some great birds!