Monthly Archives: January 2012

Winter Water Fowl Count – initial totals

Arlene Borko and I covered most of Sullivan County counting wintering water fowl on 1/14 and 1/15. Here are the initial results, other groups will add to this for the total county count. Areas covered included the Bashakill, Rio and … Continue reading

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Rough-legged Hawk

Following last nights snow storm which dropped anywhere from 2-4 inches on the county, rain fell most of the day. I headed out around noon to see if the storm might have brought something new in. I found nothing new, … Continue reading

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Gulls – Kiamesha Lake 1/10/12

With the closing of the Sullivan County Landfill in December ’09 and the deep freezes of the last two winters, it seemed Gulls would no longer frequent Monticello in the winter. This winter has proven that it is not the … Continue reading

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Sullivan County the first week of the year.

I made a couple of forays around the county this week. In spite of the extreme cold mid-week, the birds were pretty active. Arlene Borko joined me on three occasions. The highlights of the week are the continuing PURPLE FINCHES, … Continue reading

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E- Birdathon 2011

I completed my regional big year on December 31, 2011. The Birdathon consisted of participants throughout the state submitting records to ebird to see who could get the most ticks for the downstate area, including regions 9 and 10. Each … Continue reading

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