Blue Chip Farms Gyrfalcon – NO

A dark day made photos tough, but this one is at least identifiable.

A dark day made photos tough, but this one is at least identifiable.


This morning I headed over to Ulster County to see if I could find the Gyrfalcon reported yesterday. I wasn’t alone. There were many fellow birders (lots of old friends) who were also looking for it. I spent a couple of hours scouring the area around Blue Chip as far as Kingdom Hall, Wallkill and Lippencott Road. No luck. There were lots of birds around though. Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks, Turkeys, Horned Lark, Ducks, Mergansers, gulls etc. For me the bird of the day was an immature PEREGRINE FALCON. It flew in along the Wallkill River near the bridge over to the Correctional Facility. It posed for a few photos before taking off. Seeing a falcon fly in gave me a momentary start until I realized it was too dark for the Gyre. A good morning with nice birders.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s