Monthly Archives: July 2014

Things picking up a bit!

This morning I birded Apollo Plaza, Morningside Park and Sullivan County Community College. There was some movement of shore birds overnight. At Apollo not much changed. One Lesser Yellowlegs continues and about ten Killdeer. At Morningside, things were a bit … Continue reading

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First Fall Juvenile Shore Birds

Shore Bird activity has been at a minimum for the last ten days. The Stilt Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs were the last new arrivals. Most of the shore birds continued, but the peeps had pretty much moved out. Today at … Continue reading

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A little privacy please!

Imagine looking up from the breakfast table to find this staring you in the face! That’s exactly what happened to us yesterday morning. The little bugger was so determined to get in, he refused to leave for 20 minutes. I … Continue reading

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Apollo Plaza

When I went to Apollo Plaza this morning I found an adult LESSER YELLOWLEGS feeding among the Least Sandpipers (9) and Killdeer (8). This is the first yellowlegs of the fall season here in the county, bringing to 8 the … Continue reading

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Bashakill

In recent weeks its been so quiet at the Bash that other than an occasional quick drive through to see if anything might be around, I have spent very little time there. Speaking with Scott Baldinger the other evening he … Continue reading

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Apollo and Morningside Park

This morning I returned to the Apollo Plaza hoping to find the Stilt Sandpiper. Lance had already called me early to say it wasn’t present at that time. The thing with the shore birds at Apollo is that they go … Continue reading

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Apollo Plaza – Stilt Sandpiper

This morning I headed out early to central New Jersey to try for the European Golden Plover found there yesterday. I missed the bird by half an hour. (eeeeeeesh!) Upon my return home this evening, I got an email from … Continue reading

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Apollo and Morningside Park

It appears that the north winds took more birds out than they brought in. Numbers were down at both locations. Apollo had six Killdeer and four Least Sandpipers. Morningside Park had two Killdeer and one each of Least, Semipalmated and … Continue reading

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Manhattan Eurasian Collared Dove

This morning, Bill Fiero and I traveled to Manhattan to try to find the EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE. We arrived at the Hudson Greenway Park at Chelsea Piers at 10:30, having parked our car in the 24th St. Parking Garage. We … Continue reading

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Apollo Plaza

This morning I got a call from Lance Verderame that he was at the Apollo with Steve Davis and they had just had six SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS fly in. This is also an early date by four days. I went up … Continue reading

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