After successfully seeing the "banded" Common Pochard at Port Henry, we (Jeff, Eric and I) felt we had enough time on the clock to chase Pine Grosbeaks. I was excited about this because it would be a life bird and I was looking forward to FINALLY seeing these birds after reading and hearing so much about them.
It took a bit of driving, but finally we were in Queensbury an area where Pine Grosbeaks were reported recently. After about an hour driving around, I spotted some birds in a tree and asked Jeff to stop the car; glassing the birds, I asked Jeff to get a bit closer to get into better light. Eric Miller who was riding shotgun had the better angle once we moved and he shouted, I think we got them. I was grinning. Yeah Baby!!! Quickly exiting the car even before it came to a full stop, I got my bins up on my life Pine Grosbeaks.
Tags: Port Henry, Pine Grosbeak, Queensbury