Meanwhile, I spotted a beautiful male Ring Necked Pheasant at a feeder, and found a Lapland Longspur in a flock of Horned Larks on the road.
Also had a Rough Legged Hawk flyover. The big highlight of the area, though, was the multi-thousand flock of Redheads right off the coast of Cape Vin
cent. Here are two photos, one from a distance and one a little closer.
In Potsdam I stopped at Joan Collins house. Joan has feeders and has been posting online about some amazing birds she's had this winter, including hundreds of Bohemian Waxwings and a couple of Hoary Redpolls. There were just Common Redpolls at the feeders today, but Joan was very gracious and friendly, and we talked a bit about finding some of the area specialties, especially in the Adirondacks. I guess today's theme is the importance of information...good info on a bird usually makes the difference between finding it and getting skunked. Joan gave me plenty to work with, and I plan to take advantage tomorrow morning in Bloomingdale Bog.