Monthly Archives: April 2013

Smith’s Longspur at Shawangunk Grasslands

This morning I headed out to the grasslands to try for the Smith’s Longspur. I didn’t find it and finally left just before lunch. As soon as I got home I got a call from Scott Baldinger(thanks Scott) informing me … Continue reading

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Bashakill Migration

I was able to get out to the Bashakill for the first time in several weeks this morning. I found many new birds of the season and it was quite busy in spite of it being cool with showers periodically. … Continue reading

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Road Trip – part two can now be found under Florida Spring ’13

The first part of the Road Trip series is now titled “Texas ’13”. “Road Trip – part two ” will be the continuing update of my current trip. If you are interested on where I go next and what I … Continue reading

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Sullivan County – Major Fallout!

Sullivan County experienced a major fallout this morning that will go down as the one of, if not the best fallout of the year. The thunderstorms that moved in from the west overnight did the job they usually do, dropping … Continue reading

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Migration starts to pick up

This morning there was finally some noticeable movement at the Bashakill. Duck numbers have decreased somewhat and passerines are really increasing. FOS Chipping Sparrows, about two dozen Eastern Phoebes, five Wilson’s Snipe, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and six Horned Grebes (as well … Continue reading

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Bashakill was alive today!

The first really nice morning is some time had mild temperatures and clear skies. Birds had definitely moved overnight. More ducks had come in as well as some passerines. The Eagle show was amazing this morning as was the FOS … Continue reading

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Bashakill

Ducks continue to dominate over the last few days at the Bashakill. Ring-necked Ducks, Mallards, Wood Duck and Black Ducks continue in big numbers. Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead and both Scaup are in lower numbers. The single pair of … Continue reading

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