Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bashakill – early migration continues 2/27/12

Another great day at the Bashakill this morning. Waterfowl was abundant since there was a deep freeze last night and shallow areas froze over. Here are the totals of waterfowl highlights: Northern Pintail – 85 Green-winged Teal – 8 Ring-necked … Continue reading

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Bashakill migration 2/23/12

A great day of birding at the Bashakill today. Waterfowl and blackbird numbers continue to increase. From Haven Road this morning I found the first four Killdeer of the year. There was a lot of waterfowl, with Wood Duck, Northern … Continue reading

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Short-eared Owls 2/15/12

Finally got out for my annual dose of Short-eared Owls this evening. I managed to see three. Here is one of my usual terrible shots.

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White-winged Crossbill irruption continues

This morning I went to Cooley Bog to check on the White-winged Crossbills. As I neared the area, on Aden Hill Road, I saw a flurry of birds in the front yard of #60 Aden Hill Road. I stopped and … Continue reading

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Sullivan County – “FEATHERED FRENZY” 2/10 – 2/12/12

This weekend, Sullivan County held its annual “Feathered Frenzy”. This is a birding competition to see which team can find the most species of birds in any 24 hour period. Six teams pariticipated this year comprised of 11 individuals. A … Continue reading

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Cooley Bog – White-winged Crossbills

This morning, 2/8/12, the White-winged Crossbills put on another great show. Numbering about 30 birds, they fed in the tree tops right along the road again. At least 40 Pine Siskins, a Brown Creeper, 2 Gold-crowned Kinglets and a Red-breasted … Continue reading

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Another Great Day

Today we had our first of the season Red-winged Blackbird and Brown-headed Cowbirds. The White-winged Crossbills continue at Cooley Bog and Renee Davis found two Common Redpoll among the many Pine Siskins. The crossbills were singing and doing courtship display, … Continue reading

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