Wildlife Photos from 01/01/13 – Shawangunk Grasslands

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

It’s the first photo gallery of 2013!  Sorry for being late. 😛

We spent some time mid afternoon on the first day of the new year hoping to see a single bird, the short-eared owl.  We were ecstatic to find not just one, but five total on the day!  One in particular glided closer to us than the others, offering a fairly close look (with binoculars).

We didn’t see many other species, just a few northern harriers, savannah sparrows, and a flock of common redpolls.  I’m still searching for my first snow bunting, but maybe one day I’ll see one.

Photos from Shawangunk Grasslands (click photos to enlarge)

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One Response to Wildlife Photos from 01/01/13 – Shawangunk Grasslands

  1. Jeff Nicol says:

    Good stuff, nice meeting you guys out there.

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