|Graylag Goose in the Adirondacks NY|
|Bohemian Waxwing flock in the Adirondacks NY|
They had seen a flyover flock of Bohemian Waxwings near where we were, so Joe and I took off to scout the area. After about an hour of patiently searching the area, we spotted a flock of birds flying in the distance and picked out that they were Bohemian Waxwings. The views were not satisfactory, so we continued working the area. We drove around and then walked into a field where we found about 9 Bohemian Waxwings perched that took off before we could get the scope on them. This was a good enough look for a check, but we wished for better looks. However, we decided that we needed to move on if we were going to hit other spots before nightfall and so headed on to our next stop which was to try for Black-backed Woodpecker and other boreal species. Along the way we had a flyover Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) and several Common Ravens (Corvus corax). At one of our sites we heard the sound of Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus), but never got on any of them. By then, it was time to call it a day. We arranged to join Rob and Richard for dinner and over dinner decided to join forces the next day to go after Evening Grosbeaks (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Hoary Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) , Black-backed Woodpecker and a few others species. Next up Day II.
Tags: Bohemian Waxwings, Common RedpollsBlack-backed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Hoary Redpoll, Adirondacks NY