Bill Golden Photography

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Rockefeller State Park Preserve

Rockefeller State Park Preserve is one of my favorite parks. It has diverse habitats that attracts many different types of animals. There is Swan Lake which is the home of turtles, frogs, fish, muskrats, and waterfowl such as ducks, herons and geese. There are acres of forested areas and miles of carriage trails for hiking, running and horseback riding. From the trails one can observe many types of birds and animals such as deer and chipmunks.

Many different species of migratory and resident birds can be found in Rockefeller State Park. Resident birds such as Cardinals, Chickadees, Nuthatch, Bluebirds, Sparrows, Blue Jays, Titmouse, Juncos and Hawks inhabit the park all year long. Early Spring, late Fall and Winter are great times for photographing birds because there aren’t leaves on the trees to obscure the birds. Those are my favorite times for photographing Woodpeckers which are there all year long.

Spring is a very special time in Rockefeller Park.  During Spring I routinely see and photograph Warblers, Orioles, American Redstarts, Cedar Waxwings,  Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Cormorants, Egrets, Buffleheads, Flickers, Swallows, Kingfisher, Kingbirds, Cowbirds, Red-winged Blackbirds and Grackle.  On occasion, I have been fortunate to also photograph Green-winged Teal, Ringed-neck Ducks, Ruddy Ducks, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, Eastern Towhee, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Great Crested Flycatchers, Mergansers and Osprey.  During one Spring, I saw Killdeer in Rockefeller Park.  They are usually seen near the shore not in the park.

Recent Sightings in Rockefeller State Park Preserve

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