Monthly Archives: June 2015

Spotted Sandpiper Chicks! Click on the photos to enlarge, then use the program magnifying glass to zoom in.

This morning I headed out around the county hoping I might spot something new or unusual. I had some nice birds in several spots, but the birds of the day were Spotted Sandpipers. I have never seen a Spotted Sandpiper … Continue reading

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Orange County Blue Grosbeak!

On Sunday 6/21/15, a local birder found a singing male BLUE GROSBEAK on Liberty Lane off Oil City Road in the Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge. Though it couldn’t be relocated later in the day by birders searching, I headed over … Continue reading

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Long Island Tern search

In response to yesterdays reports of 8 species of terns at Cupsogue County Park, Suffolk County, I couldn’t resist heading out there this morning to try for them. The Sandwich Tern was my main target, I didn’t get it. That … Continue reading

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Nickerson Beach Nassau County Long Island

Today, Bill Fiero and I traveled to Nickerson Beach on Long Island to try for the abundance of terns that have been being seen recently. We arrived to find many birders searching the masses of Common Terns for something special. … Continue reading

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Doodletown, Rockland County

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 … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Bashakill and some odds and ends

On Thursday, I kayaked the Bashakill from Haven Road to the Main Boat Launch and back. Birding along the way, this takes about three hours. It was a great morning. Some friends of mine have reported having LEAST BITTERN calling … Continue reading

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A couple of special days of birding.

Tuesday and Wednesday Scott Baldinger and I had the pleasure of guiding two visiting birders from Holland around our area, getting them some great life birds and enjoying the opportunity of sharing the Bashakill with birders from afar. Eildert and … Continue reading

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