Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mississippi Kite – Sterling Forest Visitors Center 5/27/12

Thanks go out to Ken McDermott for alerting me to the presence of the Mississippi Kite in Sterling Forest this morning. I was able to zoom down and have great views of this beautiful bird. Many people got to see … Continue reading

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Bashakill 5/23/12

With migration either over or at a dead stand still, I’ve been kayaking the channel at the Bashakill the last couple of days to see whats out there. So far I’ve only found one Pied-billed Grebe, but the vegetation is … Continue reading

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Wolf Brook 5/21/12

This morning I attempted to bird the Wolf Brook Multiple Use Area. I got in most of the roadway, but got rained out right after starting the trails. I only had 17 species along the road, but it was a … Continue reading

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Mearn’s Bird Club “Break 100 Day”

This weekend I participated in the Mearn’s Bird Club’s Break 100 Day. I was a member of Danny Messina’s Team which also included Jeff Goulding and Lisa O’Gorman. We birded the following areas: Bashakill WMA, Laurel Grove Cemetary, Oil City … Continue reading

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Some new arrivals

This morning I birded the usual spots and found several new arrivals. At the Nature Trail at the Bashakill I found my F0S YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. At Linear Park, FOS ALDER FLYCATCHERS. On Gumaer Falls Road, FOS ACADIAN FLYCATHER. A good … Continue reading

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Sullivan County “Big Day” 5/12/12

Arlene Borko, Lance Verderame and I formed our usual team to compete in the “Big Day” contest here in Sullivan County. We started our day at Haven Road in the Bashakill at 4 AM. We arrived to find many other … Continue reading

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Bashakill and surrounding area

Birded both the Bashakill and Linear Park with an extra stop at Gumaer Falls Road today. The wind continued to be rediculous. This kept many birds down except in sheltered areas. I only managed 14 species of warbler today, having … Continue reading

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