May 04, 2010

Wilson's Phalarope

This morning I found a beautiful breeding-plumage female WILSON'S PHALAROPE in a small marsh on the south side of Route 41 a little west of Central Square. Bill Purcell and I had good but distant looks for some time but shortly after Bill left (about 9:30 AM) the bird unexpectedly took off, circled over head several times and departed to the north. This was only my third ever Wilson's Phalarope; my first for Oswego County and Region 5. What a treat! Here are some truly awful and pathetic photos of an amazing bird...
My NYS month-of-May list is now at: 110