Monthly Archives: August 2014

A few changes

I birded Morningside again today, hoping for some new shore birds, but little had changed. Last night, Lance Verderame found and adult Greater Yellowlegs at the Apollo Plaza, and it was there this morning around 9am. There were fewer Least … Continue reading

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Morningside Park

I spent a good part of the morning at Morningside Park. We had had some rain overnight and I was hoping it would have put down more shore birds. When I arrived at Morningside, it immediately began to downpour. I … Continue reading

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Orange and Sullivan Counties, a few good birds!

This morning I headed to Morningside for my usual routine. As I kayaked the lake, I spotted a large white bird heading in my direction. My thought of Great Egret was short lived as I was thrilled to see an … Continue reading

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Morningside Park and Orange County locations

The dearth of shore birds in the county seems to be continuing. A lack of rain and intense northwest winds seems to have most birds overflying our area. This morning, our first fall juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs joined the Least and … Continue reading

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Morningside Park shore birds.

In what has turned out to be our poorest shore bird season to date thus far, a few birds were at Morningside Park today. Last nights front brought in a few new birds, but no new species yet. The best … Continue reading

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See Life Paulagics pelagic trip to Hudson Canyon 8/11-12/14

Lance Verderame and I took the Overnight Pelagic Trip out of Freeport Long Island on 8/11/14. This was a fabulous trip organized by Sean Sime and friends. Conditions were near perfect and the timing couldn’t have been better. Approximately 40 … Continue reading

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Apollo, Morningside, Bashakill

I had a decent number of shorebirds at the first two spots this morning. Here are the totals of both locations: Killdeer 24 Least Sandpiper 12 Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 Semipalmated Plover 1 Spotted Sandpiper 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 1 I wasn’t … Continue reading

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