This morning I headed out around the county with a list of specific target species in mind. I never found one of them. That said, I had a great day of birding and had some nice highlights. Common Goldeneye, American Pipits, Horned Lark, Brant, Red-throated Loon and Red-necked Grebe were all seen! Lake Superior had an abundance of waterfowl, with my FOS Common Goldeneye present, 12 in all. The Sullivan Grasslands area produced 5 Horned Lark and 40 American Pipit as well as 2 American Kestrel! We have yet to find our first Snow Buntings of the fall. Leaving the area, I took a road I don’t normally take. I spotted a large flock of Canada Geese in a field near a large pond, and stopped to ask the farmer if he would mind if I checked out the geese from the road. He said yes he would, he’d rather I drove back in the field and check them out much closer, such a nice guy! He was really pleased when I took him to see a juvenile BRANT that I found among the Canada Geese! He had no idea that it was there or what it was. A nice moment in birding! From there I headed to the Neversink Reservoir. At first I didn’t spot anything, but then I noticed a grebe pop up. RED-NECKED GREBE! My second this week. As I watched the bird, further away a very pale loon popped up. My brief look made me think Red-throated, but it dove so quickly I couldn’t be sure. I couldn’t find it for the longest time, and when I found a loon, it was a Common Loon. Thinking that must have been the bird, I continued scanning the reservoir. Nearly ten minutes later I looked at the Grebe again, and the RED-THROATED LOON was right near it! All three birds now not far apart. I tried getting shots of the loon, but it was under more than it was up and every time I nearly had it, down it went. I attached and awful shot of the Red-necked Grebe, though distant, he at least stayed up most of the time. Great day of birding with 41 species seen.