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.
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
Belted Kingfishers were very active and vocal
Another view of the Inlet, with Great Blue Heron
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Oh, my, you were able to capture some wonderful photos during your stopover!! Well done.
11 August 2011 at 6:33 am
Gorgeous place…. love it!
11 August 2011 at 7:12 am
You’re such an awesome photographer! Has Nat Geo contacted you yet?
11 August 2011 at 9:21 am
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