Monthly Archives: September 2015

Relatively quiet week

September is notorious for being one of the best months for rarities. Not so much in our area this week. It has been rather quiet overall. The continuing east-southeast winds have brought little to us in the form of migrants. … Continue reading

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Morningside and Bashakill

I kayaked Morningside Park and had some good birds. The usual shorebirds were present (Killdeer, Spotted and Least Sandpipers) as well as waders (Great Blue Heron, Great Egret) and waterfowl. The highlight was 6 AMERICAN PIPITS on the mud flats. … Continue reading

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Bashakill – Great Morning!

This morning, Scott Baldinger and I birded several areas of the Bashakill. There was a considerable movement of birds overnight and we enjoyed a few hours of nice birds. A mixed species flock at the Orchard/Stop Sign Trail provided looks … Continue reading

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Orange County Long-billed Dowitcher

Last night, Matt Zeitler alerted me to the presence of a dowitcher at 6 1/2 Station Road that he believed to be a Long-billed. After viewing his photos, I was sure he was right. I’m not positive who found this … Continue reading

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Morningside Park and Summitville Hawk Watch

Morningside Park has continued to have shorebirds over the last several days. It has been a bit lackluster after Tuesdays fabulous finds. Shorebirds present the last couple of days include Killdeer, Least, Semipalmated and Spotted Sandpipers and Greater Yellowlegs. The … Continue reading

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Morningside Park – WESTERN SANDPIPER continues!

I couldn’t get to Morningside until 10:30 this morning due to a commitment I had forgotten I had. When I arrived, I kayaked all around the islands. I only found 2 Spotted Sandpipers and a Killdeer. I searched for some … Continue reading

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Morningside Park Update

Since I made my earlier post a lot has happened. First, I was pretty certain that one of the Sandpipers at Morningside with the Semipalmated was actually a WESTERN SANDPIPER! I got this wrong on a bird last year, and … Continue reading

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Morningside Park Shorebird Fallout – 11 species! American Pipit too!

I hadn’t been to Morningside Park in a couple of days. I knew I had to go to the Hawk Watch today, but I got up early because I just had to check out if anything was happening at Morningside. … Continue reading

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A little bit of everything.

Fall is a great time for birding. The problem is I find myself needing to be in about three locations at one time. In the last week I have divided my time between the Bashakill, Morningside Park, Orange County Black … Continue reading

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American Golden Plovers

Bruce Nott was out again early this morning. He called to inform me he had found some American Golden Plovers at the Warren Sod Farm in the Black Dirt Region of Orange County. By the time I arrived, he had … Continue reading

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