Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Year in review……….Wow!

I started the year with no particular plans. I had just completed my personal best year in 2013 and was quite exhausted from all the travel. I decided that I would just chase lifers and new county, state and ABA … Continue reading

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Ulster County………..Wow!……..Great Day!

This morning I headed to Ulster County to try for a couple of birds I had seen in my ebird Daily Needs Alert. The day proved to be productive, with one special surprise. I first stopped at the fields near … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Christmas Count (Monticello)

Today, Karen Miller, Lance Verderame and I covered my usual Christmas Count Sector of the Monticello Christmas Count. The day started rainy and dark. It was relatively warm with temps in the low 40’s. This was a different experience than … Continue reading

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Couch’s Kingbird (New York State #396!)

Another amazing day! This morning I saw Doug Gochfeld’s post about a Couch’s Kingbird in Manhatten. I had seen the post last night, but the thing came through as hieroglyphics to me. I never gave it another thought this morning … Continue reading

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Sackett Lake White-winged Scoters

This morning I was out scoping for our upcoming Christmas Count here in Sullivan. I visited Sackett Lake once again as it is in my area and has been quite productive lately. Today was no exception. Five WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, nine … Continue reading

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Eastern Orange County Christmas Count

Today, Bill and Jayne Fiero and I conducted the Eastern Orange Christmas Count for Bill’s regularly designated area. This was the sixth time in the last ten years that I have participated with Bill and Jayne. We had a good … Continue reading

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Southern Orange County Christmas Count

Bill Fiero and I covered Bill’s area of the Southern Orange Christmas Count area. We had a good day, though I thought numbers of species was on the low side. Highlights of the 32 species seen were Red-shouldered Hawk, Rough-legged … Continue reading

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