My Nature Update
There are many great birds moving through the Western New York area right now. Loons seem to be arriving on a daily basis and we had a very large flock of Buffleheads on Red House Lake today. Other new birds into the area today included 10 or so Bonapart’s Gulls and one Field Sparrow (CHECK).
Yesterday while looking for some early Blue-headed Vireo’s and Louisiana Waterthrush (which I didn’t find), I come across my first for 2008 Chipping Sparrow (CHECK) along France Brook Road. I was in aww listening to the spring peepers, Song Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows and Eastern Phoebe who couldn’t have been any more vocal! It was almost hard to hear the Red-shouldered Hawk flying overhead!!
I observed my first Cabbage White (CHECK) in Salamanca and Green Darner (CHECK) in the Allegany State Park today!! I anticipate many more new species (birds, butterflies, flowers) to be arriving here this week with temperatures reaching the 70’s. Don’t you love this time of the year??
Green Darner (photo from Aug 2006)
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