Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rio Reservoir Red-breasted Mergansers

This morning I headed to the Rio Reservoir in Forestburgh. I hadn’t been there since just before the “Feathered Frenzy” when I found it completely frozen with no birds at all. With the continuing deep freeze, I thought it would … Continue reading

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Wow! Great Day!

This morning I awoke to minus 12.8 degrees at my house. I wasn’t sure what I would do today, but was sure it was going to be much later. I spoke with Arlene Borko and we agreed to meet at … Continue reading

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A very cold morning

This morning I headed to the north western part of the county, mostly grasslands, to see what I could find. It was only in the single digits when I started out, but finally got up to a brisk 15 degrees. … Continue reading

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Rondout Reservoir

Today, Karen Miller and I birded the north eastern part of the county. The Rondout Reservoir has just a few open spots of water, and is the last spot in the county with some decent waterfowl. The deep freeze continued … Continue reading

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Gyrfalcon continues, new location.

This afternoon I headed back to Blue Chip Farm to try to find the reported Northern Shrike. Of course while there I wanted to see the Gyrfalcon again. After quite some time with the Gyr a no show, we heard … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Feathered Frenzy

Sullivan County “Feathered Frenzy” is a mid-winter contest to see which team can find the most number of species in any 24 hour period during the weekend from Friday 2/13 – Sunday 2/15/15. Arlene Borko and I comprised our team. … Continue reading

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Sullivan County

This morning I headed out with no particular destination in mind. I worked may way around the county and had some pretty good birds. The highlights of the 30 species I saw were PINE SISKIN, COMMON REDPOLL, HORNED LARK, SNOW … Continue reading

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