New England Trip 2012 – Day 2 – Higley Flow State Park
We started the day with a stop at SUNY Canton and the town of Colton, NY and now we were driving into Higley Flow State Park where we were surrounded by the brilliant oranges, yellows and reds of the autumnal transition.
At this time of the year, the parks tend to be in maintenance mode since, especially during the week, visitors are rather limited and space on the beach is plentiful. That might have something to do with the lower night time temperatures and waters a bit less warm.
As we drove past the park office, we caught a glimpse of a flock of wild turkeys that were still there when we came back from visiting the beach. In addition to natural food that they were able to find among the grasses and leaves, the turkeys enjoyed cleaning up any seeds discarded from the bird feeders by the Chickadees and Woodpeckers that were flying in and out for a free meal.
Tough to leave a spot like this and the chance to observe wild turkeys up close but more driving and more photographic adventures awaited us as we said goodbye to the park and the turkeys and headed further south looking for more autumn foliage.