Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rondout Reservoir Water Fowl

The Rondout was alive with water fowl this morning. Besides the usual birds present, there were a number of FOS species. Common and Hooded Merganser, Mallard and Black Duck, the ongoing REDHEAD, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye and Canada Geese were joined … Continue reading

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Ulster County Sandhill Cranes

After several days of being housebound (sick…..eeesh) I managed to get out for a while this morning. I headed right over to Ulster County to try for the Sandhill Crane pair that has been being seen there. The site was … Continue reading

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Westchester County

Following three days of bad weather and no birding (really). I was looking for something good to do today. Karen Miller must have read my mind, asking if I’d like to go to Westchester. We headed down the east side … Continue reading

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Sullivan County “Feathered Frenzy”

This weekend Sullivan County Audubon held its annual “Feathered Frenzy” birding contest. This contest takes place each year on Valentine’s Day Weekend. The aim is to find as many bird species as you can in any 24 hour period from … Continue reading

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County Update

Well we continue to be held in the grasp of a deep freeze. The only news in birding continues to be the long list of half hardies that can be found in the county. Gray Catbird, Eastern Towhee, Northern Flicker, … Continue reading

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Rondout Reservoir

This morning I headed over to the Rondout Reservoir again to see what waterfowl was around. I was pleased to see that the REDHEAD was still present. Common Goldeneye, Mallard, Black Duck, Common Merganser and Bufflehead were all present. I … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Rendition of “Joni” by Kate Hyden

Kate Hyden was so impressed with “Joni” (the Snowy Owl) when she got to see her that she put her creative talents to work and has now shared the results with us. What a beautiful painting of our visitor from … Continue reading

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