Happy New Year!

one of thirty Purple Finches we found today in the town of Neversink.

one of thirty Purple Finches we found today in the town of Neversink.


Arlene Borko and I spent the day as we usually do on New Years Day. We toured the county looking for the first species of the year. It was a good day with some nice birds for the first of the year, but our total was modest. We covered all the hot spots and were pleased to have found some ongoing birds from the last week of the year. The COMMON LOON at Kiamesha Lake continues, The AMERICAN KESTREL on Resnick Road continues as does the abundance of PURPLE FINCHES in the town of Neversink. We ended the day with 40 species, not bad for the first day of the year. Here is my total list:
Canada Goose
American Black Duck
Mallard
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
COMMON LOON – 1
Bald Eagles – many
Red-shouldered Hawk – 3
Red-tailed Hawk -5
AMERICAN KESTREL – 1
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
House Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
American Goldfinch
A nice male American Kestrel on Resnick Road.

A nice male American Kestrel on Resnick Road.

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4 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. mpaper2013 says:

    Bald Eagles 0 many What does this mean?

  2. mpaper2013 says:

    so the bald eagles are there now?

  3. There are many Bald Eagles in the county right now. I suggest you go to ebird and check out the bar charts. They will show you the exact locations Eagles are being seen. They can be quite wide spread at any given time, but if you check the locations indicated, you are quite likely to see at least a few.

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