Monthly Archives: August 2013

Morningside Park – BAIRD’S SANDPIPER

This morning I did my usual tour of good shore bird sites in the county. As I kayaked around Morningside Lake, I came upon a group of shore birds on one mud flat that had several new individuals. As I … Continue reading

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Orange and Sullivan Counties

I birded several hot spots in both of the above counties today after the rains stopped around noon. I had a total of nine species of shore birds, the highlight of which was a juvenile BAIRD’S SANDPIPER on Skinner Lane … Continue reading

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Morningside Park – Juveniles doninate

Kayaking at Morningside this morning had a bit of a different flare. For the first time this fall season, juvenile birds dominated the scene and adults were few. One of the things I love about Morningside is that by Kayaking … Continue reading

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Pine Island Shore Birds

After getting a heads up from both Rob Stone and Matt Zeitler about shore birds in the Pine Island area, I headed there this moring. From what I understand, the water that resulted from Friday’s flooding has receded considerably. I … Continue reading

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Morningside Park

This morning I covered many of the shore bird spots I have been checking lately. The rain did bring in a few new birds. Morningside Park was the most active. Here are the totals of all locations combined. Killdeer – … Continue reading

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Rondout Reservoir

This morning after checking Morningside Park and finding no changes in the shore birds there, I headed over to Rondout Reservoir. The water level at the Rondout fluctuates depending on the draw from New York City. The water is let … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Ruddy Turnstone Follow Up

This morning I received a response from Jeannine Parvin of bandedbirds.org with a response to my Ruddy Turnstone report. As I wondered upon my initial sighting, the first character of the flag was indeed a “0” zero, not an “O” … Continue reading

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