Living in Ulster County, the closest spot for me from my home is a place called Franny Reese State Park. I wanted to try and explore this place a little bit more since there isn’t much data on eBird for this location. The thought of finding a spot not commonly birded always intrigues me, because I never know what I might come across.
On this day, I came across a nice variety of species, but one in particular stole the show. One of most cooperative blue-gray gnatcatchers put on quite a singing display near the trail, allowing me excellent looks and photos. Those, as well as others seen during the day, are included in this post’s gallery.