White-breasted Nuthatch doing his best White-wagtail impersonation.
After saying our goodbyes, we hopped into the Volvo and began our Pilgrimage to the other parents in Milford, PA. Not before stopping to see a rarity at Jones Beach though!
After spending 4 hours in horrendous traffic we finally made it to our destination and just in time. Wednesday was spent inside watching the snow come down and playing Monopoly with the family. After being cooped up all day Wednesday it was good to get out on Thanksgiving and we headed to Warwick, NY for Thanksgiving dinner at my sister in law's house. However on the way we drove through one of my favorite refuges - Wallkill River NWR.
Lots of American Pipit.
Another American Tree Sparrow? - this one had a nicer "stickpin" but turns out this was a Swamp too. The American Tree Sparrows had wing bars and less streaking on upper breast. I did see multiple American Tree Sparrows but they did not photograph well.
Northern Harrier - these were everywhere.
Beautiful! But cold!
This Kestrel broke up my Horned Lark Party. I was trying to find a Lapland Longspur but his appearance messed that plan up. Not sure if that is a Horned Lark in his talons but I can only assume.
The "Gray Ghost" - An adult male Harrier.
Horned Lark - hundreds of these.
Can you see my horns?
Great times. Now back to NC!!!