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Tufted Titmouse


This week I had my first Tufted Titmouse of the year (CHECK). Wednesday I also had 2 White Winged Crossbills over on the Quaker side of Allegany State Park (CHECK). That takes me up to 44 species for the year.

Weather is changing and the birds should be rolling in here soon.


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American Goldfinch


The birds were up bright and early this morning getting ready for the huge storm that is going to hit us. Are you ready for this storm?


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Northern Cardinal


Enjoying the sun . . . . after Ground Hogs Day the birds start singing. Today I heard my first Northern Cardinal singing its heart out.


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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker


Early visitor to the Western New York area but this morning I had my very first of the year Yellow-bellied Sapsucker here in Allegany State Park (CHECK). That is species number 42 for the year.


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Ground Hogs Day 2013


To all my Blogging friends; I Allegany Tom on the 2nd of February 2013 did not see my shadow when I woke up this morning. I predict that spring will come early this year!! I just love this holidays and on a side note . . . . Punxstawney Phil also did not see his shadow this morning!


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Red-breasted Nuthatch


Saw another year bird today . . . . Red-breasted Nuthatch (CHECK) #41 at the Administration Building here in Allegany State Park. They are stunning little birds and I was able to pish it in nice and close. I might have had some Red Crossbills today at the Adminstration Building today but wasn’t able to get a good look to confirm. However, I will be looking closely for them if they return. They would also be a lifer for me.


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Belted Kingfisher


Still keeping track of my big year and saw another year bird yesterday . . . .. Belted Kingfisher (CHECK) #40. Was on a power line with a minnow in its bill. Great to see they are still gettting food in the creeks.


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