Monthly Archives: October 2012

Waterfowl departs – few good birds – Great Hawk Watch

What a difference a day makes. I checked most of the water in the county this morning (10/28) and found almost nothing on the water. Even the Ruddy Ducks were gone from most places. At Sullivan County Community College I … Continue reading

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More Sea Ducks

This morning I found four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS(two male/two female) on Yankee Lake (my home). I was heading out to check the lakes and reservoires for sea ducks and this was a great start. I picked up Arlene Borko and we … Continue reading

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Amazing Waterfowl migration

This morning, Lance Verderame, Scott Baldinger and I birded the Bashakill. There was a massive movement of waterfowl taking place and we saw more BRANT than any of us had ever seen before. Brant were moving from South-west to Northeast … Continue reading

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Good Waterfowl Day

There was a decent influx of waterfowl into the county overnight. Lance Verderame called first thing this morning to inform me of ducks on Kiamesha Lake that included one drake WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and several GADWALL. Mallards, Blacks, Canada Geese and … Continue reading

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Around the County

This morning I started out at the Bashakill and ended up covering much of the county once it began to rain heavily. At the Bashakill the most notable influx of birds included many RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and FOX SPARROWS. The Rusties … Continue reading

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EVENING GROSBEAK

Yesterday, Scott Baldinger had four EVENING GROSBEAKS coming to his feeders. While a number of us tried to see them, they eluded us even though they were there five times during the day. This morning, several of us showed up … Continue reading

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Bashakill – Haven Road VESPER SPARROWS

The Bashakill continues to be alive with Sparrows. I had all the usual suspects this morning, but couldn’t find a Lincoln’s for the first time. The Deli Fields and Haven Road are the best locations. Many Yellow-rumped Warblers and at … Continue reading

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