Nature Photos by Joyce Riedinger

ARCHIVED COMMENTS - chronological order for month of April 2024 with links to photos.

4 April 2024
After two scant snowfalls for the winter of around 6 inches each, we now have experienced our 2nd Spring fall. It quickly vanished off the trees when the sun came up, however it will probably hang around awhile on the lawn. In 2007, we had a major storm on April 15th - so it isn't over yet!
Spring Snowstorm

6 April 2024
While heading to Saratoga to get some water at the Joseph Bruno Spring we stopped first to walk around the Orenda loop. First link below is to four photos shot on that walk.
Orenda Loop photos (4)

7 April 2024
We took a windy walk above the Mohwak River today at Peebles Island. Just before that, we had stopped at the Cohoes Falls Overlook. Because we didn't see any bird action in the area, camera was left behind for the couple moments we planned to look out toward the Falls. As we stood there, a black vulture went swooping by, from left to right. Next thing was it took a quick turn and came back directly over our heads, less thsn 25 feet above. It looked down upon us for several seconds. Got a super look at it - BUT NO PICTURE....
Cliff View to Mohawk River

11 April 2024
Got up from the computer this morning to stretch my legs. When looking out the north window, I saw that several jay-sized birds were feeding upon something in the grass (which I later read probably were ants). See photos linked to below.
Yellow-shafted Flicker (4 photos)

13-16 April 2024
The photo page linked to below contains three photos shot over these days. Bottom two are definately the female, the flying one might be the male.
Red-bellied woodpecker (3 photos)

27 April 2024
Once again, the Yellow-shafted Flicker visited our yard. This time, showing off his heart.
Yellow-shafted Flicker (3 photos)

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH of APRIL 2024, the following 48 bird species were recorded by Merlin at our home on Jockey Street, Charlton, NY

American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Robin

Baltimore Oriole
Belted Kingfisher
Black and White Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown Creeper
Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Goose
Carolina Wren
Common Grackle
Common Yellowthroat

Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Towhee
European Starling

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush
House Finch
House Wren

Mourning Dove

Nashville Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Northern Mockingbird


Pine Siskin
Purple Finch

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Rusty Blackbird

... American Tree Sparrow
... Chipping Sparrow
... Field Sparrow
... House Sparrow
... Song Sparrow
... Swamp Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Warbling Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow

Yellow-rumped Warbler