House Sparrow

DSC_1004DSC_1005House sparrow (Passer domesticus) (male) in breeding plumage.
Photos © Copyright M. Lorino

Red-breasted Merganser Migration, Youngstown, NY

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Decided to take a trip to Youngstown to spend some time by the water this weekend and was delighted to find flocks of red-breasted mergansers, most of which were fishing in pairs before flying off together. I had the pleasure of watching one couple diving for fish up-close. I enjoyed the tranquil sound of the water with their flight calls in the distance. Listen to their flight calls via Cornell Lab of Ornithology sound lab here.

Catskills Getaway

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Visiting back home in the Catskills. I grew up in the Hudson Valley and moved to the city of Buffalo a few years ago. I always crave these visits and feel so lucky to call this place my true home.