After talking about it for some time, my friend Eva finally decided to go birding and invited, Guy, Denis and I to go along on a birding day, (January 16th), that would take us to a couple of locations in search of Owls, Eagles and a Yellow-headed Black bird. We ended up not getting the Yellow Headed Black bird at Pruyn Sanctuary in Millwood NY where the bird was reported. Also missed was a Red-shouldered Hawk that was seen earlier that morning in the nearby vicinity.
We did get a couple of Rusty Blackbirds and ended up picking up several species for our day list including target birds like, Short-eared Owls, Bald Eagles, and Orange-crowned Warbler a nice bonus was a neat looking dark Morph Rough-legged Hawk.
We had a high number of Red-tail Hawks with the tally being 26 for the day. Also in high numbers were Northern Harriers which tallied at 9 that included a “Grey Ghost”. We finally called it a day when the light began to fade and talked about another outing, hopefully that will occur sometime soon.