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Conesus Inlet

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Red-headed Woodpecker

By: Pat Coate

On my way home from a work trip to Rochester I stopped by Conesus Inlet to see if I could find the Red-headed Woodpeckers that were reported there over the weekend. I was lucky enough to get a couple of brief sightings and a couple pictures for ID. This is a new bird for me and it was quite striking.

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Green Heron flyover

For such a brief stop (including drive) I was pleased to record over 30 species:

American Robin Blue Jay Mourning Dove Rock Pigeon
Red-winged Blackbird Great Blue Heron Green Heron Belted Kingfisher
Baltimore Oriole Wood Duck Canada Goose American Goldfinch
Turkey Vulture Red-tailed Hawk Red-bellied WP Red-headed WP
Hairy WP Northern Flicker Eastern Kingbird Eastern Towhee
White-breasted Nuthatch Eastern Bluebird Cedar Waxwing E. Wood Pewee
American Crow Barn Swallow Tree Swallow Song Sparrow
N. Cardinal House Sparrow Downy WP

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Conesus Inlet

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Belted Kingfishers were very active and vocal

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Belted Kingfisher (female)

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Another view of the Inlet, with Great Blue Heron

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Red-headed Woodpecker


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4 responses

  1. Oh, my, you were able to capture some wonderful photos during your stopover!! Well done.

    11 August 2011 at 6:33 am

  2. Gorgeous place…. love it!

    11 August 2011 at 7:12 am

  3. Tom

    You’re such an awesome photographer! Has Nat Geo contacted you yet?

    11 August 2011 at 9:21 am

  4. Love the red-heads. I see them once in a while here. But I did see them often as a child in the Finger Lakes.

    16 August 2011 at 9:27 pm

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