Yesterdays visit to Magee Marsh was our final look at the migration hotspot. Today we are taking in a new type of habitat ( and species) before heading north to follow the migrants up into Michigan.
We arrived at Oak Openings around 8am on a lovely cool, bright sunny morning. As with all sites here, the birding was quite easy, walking on road surfaces next to good bird spots...
|Oak Openings Preserve|
|Fox Squirrel, much larger than Greys.|
|Red headed Woodpecker|
|White breasted Nuthatch|
|Angola / Raab Road - Scene of the Curlew Sandpiper...|
What a change in habitats and even seasons. It was much colder here and the trees still didnt have a leaf on them. It reminded me of the differences between say Minsmere and Loch Garten.
|Feeding Station at Harwick Pines State Park. Click on it and you can just see on the feeders stuck on the glass, 2 grosbeak species.|
|Hartwick Pines State Park|
|Evening and Rose breasted Grosbeaks|
A few mammals here - 1 huge Porcupine in a tree above our bus, good numbers of Chipmunks, American red Squirrel, Grey Squirrel and Fox Squirrel including some black ones.
A great day out....