Monthly Archives: October 2014

More Pectoral Sandpipers

Right on the heels of having two Pectoral Sandpipers nearly land on Haven Road yesterday, (think I forgot to mention that in my post) I had a small flock of shore birds on the mud flats at Rondout Reservoir this … Continue reading

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Bashakill

At a time when we are usually thinking sparrows, Finches seem to have taken the spot light. Sparrow numbers at the Bashakill have been good, but the diversity has not been great. Today, White-throated, White-crowned, Song and Swamp were the … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Red Crossbill and Waterfowl influx!

This morning I checked the lake for waterfowl. There has been nothing of note so far this season, but this morning was different. The first bird I spotted was a female SURF SCOTER! This was the first scoter I have … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Weekly Report

This week has had an influx of later fall migrants, though no real standouts have occurred. The highlight of the week is the PINE SISKIN irruption and the beginning of the waterfowl movement. While I’ve birded throughout the county, the … Continue reading

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Pine Siskins Have Arrived!

This morning I did a tour of the Up-county area of Sullivan County. With all the reports of Pine Siskins recently, I was sure some had to have come in to the traditional area for them in the Pine/Spruce forests … Continue reading

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