This morning I finally got the chance to head to Doodletown in Rockland County. I have been wanting to get down for my yearly KENTUCKY WARBLER and fortunately, I was able to find it pretty easily (would not hold still for pics like last years did). It was a great morning overall with many birds seen. Highlights included Cerulean, Hooded, Worm-eating and Blue-winged Warblers. Other species seen included Great Crested Flycatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting, Wood Thrush, Northern Waterthrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Hairy, Pileated and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Eastern Wood Pewee and Eastern Phoebe and several Yellow-billed Cuckoos. I think I heard a Black-billed Cuckoo in the distance, but couldn’t be sure. One of the biggest highlights for me was a rather soggy GREAT HORNED OWL! It had just finished raining, and he was drying out on the side of a tree. This was a new county bird for me for Rockland County. I ended the morning with 41 species in total. A non-avian highlight was an Eastern Box Turtle. I hadn’t seen one in several years and it was a real treat to see it. This was without a doubt the oldest and largest Eastern Box Turtle I have ever seen. As it crossed the trail ahead of me, I initially thought it was a Wood Turtle due to its size. Its carapace was over six inches and it surely measured over eight inches from head to tail. A great morning overall!