Monthly Archives: August 2012

Good birding continues.

This morning, Lance Verderame and I viewed the amazingly cooperative BAIRD’S SANDPIPER (now in its third day) at the Apollo Plaza from about 7 – 7:30 am. Least Sandpipers and Killdeer were also present. From there I went to several … Continue reading

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Another great day of fall birding

This morning, I met Steve Davis at the Apollo Plaza. He was already viewing the BAIRD’S SANDPIPER. Killdeer, Least Sandpipers and Solitary Sandpipers (SD) rounded out the birds present. A Belted Kingfisher was unusual at parking lot puddles. Steve got … Continue reading

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Sullivan County birding resurrected

Finally some northwest winds came through last night. While lower (6mph) than predicted, they did their thing. Lance Verderame and Scott Baldinger each had good mixed species flocks of passerines at the Bashakill early this morning. I on the other … Continue reading

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Sullivan – up county

Today I spent most of my time up county in hopes of increased shore bird activity and possible finch activity. I stopped at Apollo Plaza where I had quite a few shore birds. Kiamesha Lake had nothing. Morningside Park had … Continue reading

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Sullivan Birding and Butterflies

I have covered many of the usual areas over the last several days. The most significant event of those days has been the continued encounters with large mixed species flocks of passerines. Shore birds had continued about the same from … Continue reading

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Morningside Park and Bashakill WMA

Shore bird numbers were down somewhat from the last couple of days, but there was some change over both at the Apollo and Morningside. Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover, Least, Solitary and Spotted Sandpipers were all present. At the Bashakill, a … Continue reading

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Interesting find in the back yard

This afternoon I was reading on my back deck. As I read, I noticed a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker foraging in the trees in the yard. There are three large oaks that partially block the view of the right side of … Continue reading

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