Saturday, October 23, 2010

rte 711 South of Ligonier

a ringed neck pheasant ran across the road in front of us - picture of him will be on facebook & our webpage later today

Ethel Lake

Great Blue Heron (young one) fishing along with the regular swans, & mallards plus the black headed duck. About 20 Killdeer were here also - pictures on facebook & our webpage later today

Keystone Lake

5 Mallards & 2 Coots - calm here also - temp is high forties

Bush Recreational Area

no waterfowl out today - just sparrows, Blue Jays, Crows and a few other small birds - local fishermen - but what a beautiful morning it was - even the clouds were reflecting in the water along with the fall foliage - pictures on facebook & our webpage later today

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Benezette PA - Elk in Pennsylvania

On September 25 & 26, 2010 we went to Benezette PA to see the free roaming Elk in Pennsylvania. We have the pictures posted on facebook @ & on our website @ . There are over 700 Elk in this area. They roam the streets of Benezette PA, plus the surrounding communities. Right now the elk are in their rut season and finding mates. The bull Elk are bugling to bring in the cows. If you are lucky enough to see this, you can watch the bull elk fighting for the cows.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Allegheny Front

Today we went to the Allegheny Front. It is located on the border of Somerset & Bedford counties in Pennsylvania. This is the beginning of the hawk migration. We saw 1 Bald Eagle, 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel, 1 Coopers Hawk, numerous red tails, and lots of Turkey Vultures. Beautiful day as it was in the high 70's and the wind averaging 5 to 8 mph. Lots of sun & good company. Around 20 people were there today. This sight is sponsored by the Audobon Society.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Getting ready for the winter migration of birds

We have a busy fall & winter coming up. We are planning on going to the Allegheny Front to view the start of the hawk migration at the end of August.

In September we are going to Benezette Pa to view the elk. It is the largest free roaming herd east of the Mississippi River

In October we are going to Pymatuning Lake to view the fall migration of the waterfowl. These are mostly ducks on their way south.

November we are going to Coniwingo Dam in  Maryland for the Bald Eagles. Just an amazing place to go and view Bald Eagles. Sometimes they will land in the trees right above your head.

In December we are going to Virginia Beach to view the whale migration and if we have time we will stop again at Coniwingo on the way back.