Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sullivan County Grassland Quest

Once again I devoted the weekend to surveying Sullivan County Grasslands in hopes of finding some rare birds. The main target of my quest was to find a Grasshopper Sparrow or breeding colony of same. We have not had Grasshopper … Continue reading

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Plum Beach Long Island Franklin’s Gull – YES!

This morning, Bill Fiero and I headed to Long Island to try for the Plum Beach FRANKLIN’S GULL. We would not be disappointed. Upon our arrival, a group of birders had the bird in their scope. We had rather distant … Continue reading

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Blue Chip Farms and Shawangunk Grasslands

This morning, Karen Miller and I birded the above locations. It was a great morning with all our target species seen. We first stopped along Bates Lane in Blue Chip Farms. Bobolink, Savannah Sparrows, Barn Swallows and our main target … Continue reading

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Orange Lake RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, Orange County

ATTENTION: ORANGE LAKE HAS NO PUBLIC ACCESS! My apologies for any misunderstanding this may have caused. The lake is private and there are no public viewing areas. On Friday 5/22, Bruce Nott found a phalarope on Orange Lake. The bird … Continue reading

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Bashakill today.

I hadn’t been to the Bashakill in a few days, so I wanted to see what was happening. Everything was about the same. All the regular breeding species are present in good numbers. I found one small flock of migrants … Continue reading

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Little Egret – Gardiner County Park, Suffolk County Long Island -click on photos for best viewing size

This morning, Bill Fiero and I headed to Long Island to try for the previously reported LITTLE EGRET. Upon our arrival at Gardiner County Park, we met Pete Morris (congratulations Pete on a great find!) who informed us that the … Continue reading

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Another interesting day

This morning I got a call from Lance Verderame that he had found a Semipalmated Plover at the Apollo Plaza. (thanks Lance!) I headed up there a short time later thinking I was going to just snap a shot of … Continue reading

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