Monthly Archives: December 2012

Common Redpolls

Back in the day when there was an influx of Common Redpolls in the county, I got lots of them at my feeders. One winter I had 52 spend exactly 60 days at the feeders. The last several years however, … Continue reading

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2012 Year in Review

This year was considerably different from last year, and of course no two years are the same. We had fewer birds in the county overall and there were some notable misses in the years list of birds. Only 222 species … Continue reading

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Bashakill Winter Finches

This morning I was able to get out for about an hour prior to the snow starting. There are two distinct hot spots at the Bashakill. Scott Baldinger’s feeders have an amazing assemblage of birds. I had 3 Common Redpolls, … Continue reading

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Monticello Christmas Count (Sullivan County)

Today, Lance Verderame and I completed our sector of the Monticello Christmas Count area. We had a pretty good day with 31 species seen in our area, 621 individuals. Clean up at Kiamesha Lake at the end of the day … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Birding

I snuck away from the holiday preparations this morning for a couple of hours birding. I wanted to check out the hot spots for tomorrows Christmas Bird Count. I had some nice surprises. Yankee Lake was mostly frozen, but 11 … Continue reading

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Sacket Lake and Forestburgh areas

While out scoping my Christmas Bird Count area again this morning, I realized what a difference a week can make. So many new birds have come in to my sector and others that were common only a week ago could … Continue reading

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Bashakill Deli Fields and Woodbourne

This morning I spent about an hour scanning the large numbers of waterfowl in the fields and on the river in Woodbourne. Continuing tremendous numbers of waterfowl, especially Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks keep me hopeful that something good will … Continue reading

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