A bunch of the North Country Bird Club members met Saturday for a trip to Red Lake near Theresa, NY for a wonderful annual walk to gather more birds for our May Count Lists. It's about a mile walk down a dirt road spotted with a few summer cabins and a boat launch at the end. The weather cooperated as it usually does for this one! It's always fun to spot an American Redstart or Red-eyed Vireo. It's always a great time and the flora is as beautiful as the fauna in all cases. The Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis) is one of my favorites and I have some here on my property as well. You've got to love a cooperative Garter Snake!!
Although we didn't see or hear a Pileated Woodpecker we saw plenty of evidence that they enjoy the area! A Least Sandpiper was doing a little dance for me after we saw a Bald Eagle fly over while two Common Loons were laughing below!