Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bashakill

This morning I had the privilege of birding with Karen Miller at the Bashakill. It was a fairly birdy morning and Flycatchers were the highlight. At the Orchard and Stop Sign Trail we had a mixed species flock of warblers … Continue reading

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Orange County Shore Birds

This morning I had business in Orange County and decided to go to the Black Dirt region to try for shore birds. It had rained off and on all night here, so I thought it might have brought some new … Continue reading

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Pine Island Turf Nursery – American Golden- Plovers

This morning Rob Stone called to let me know he had found four American Golden -Plovers at the turf nursery. I zoomed down to find they had flown from where he initially had them. I searched for nearly an hour … Continue reading

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Recent happenings

Even though there have been some good northwest winds the last couple of nights, not too much has changed. There have been seven species of shore birds between Apollo and Morningside Park. All the expected species: Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, … Continue reading

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Orange County Yellow-crowned Night-heron

This afternoon, Bruce Nott found a Yellow-crowned Night-heron at Frank Masterson Memorial Park on Little Britain Road in Newburgh. Curt McDermott arrived and saw the bird with Bruce, and together they got the word out about the birds presence. I … Continue reading

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Shore Birds

I birded both Apollo Plaza and Morningside Park this morning. There was some change in the birds, but unfortunately, no new species. At the Apollo, 7 Least Sandpipers, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 3 Killdeer and finally a cooperative juvenile Greater Yellowlegs … Continue reading

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Morningside Park

This morning I ran into Matt Zeitler at Morningside Park. He was out looking for the Baird’s Sandpiper. We kayaked the lake, searching for the bird, but did not initially find it. Matt had the two juvie Semipalmated Plover before … Continue reading

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