Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016 Year in review, including my New York State “Big Year”

Birders had a head start coming into the new year. December of 2015 had many rarities found throughout the state and a lot of them lingered into the New Year. With so many good birds just waiting to be seen, … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Christmas Bird Count (Monticello)

On 12/28/16, Karen Miller and I conducted the Christmas Bird Count for my sector of the Monticello Count Area. My sector covers Rubin Road to the Rio/Mongaup Reservoirs west of Monticello. This is my 16th year participating in the Christmas … Continue reading

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Robert Moses State Park, Long Island

This morning I was waiting by the computer hoping to see a post informing me that the Ross’s Geese on Long Island were still being seen. It happened right on cue and I picked up Karen Miller and we headed … Continue reading

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The last several snowy cold days.

With the sizeable snow storm Friday into Saturday followed by a deep freeze (1 degree at my house), birds have done quite a shift in the county this week. Still present on the Neversink River at Bridgeville Sunday were over … Continue reading

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Interesting Morning

This morning I covered some areas of the northeastern part of the county that I often don’t get to. I also hit the Rondout Reservoir and Hunter Road. Then Fir Brook, Brown Settlement Road and several other areas in Neversink … Continue reading

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Bashakill abounds with Half-hardies!

This morning I got another late start at the Bashakill, arriving just at 11:00 am. There were plenty of birds around on what was a pretty nice day. Besides all the regular field and feeder birds, I had a nice … Continue reading

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A Tour of the County

Today, Arlene Borko and I took a tour of the county, hoping for winter finches. It was just a so-so day with a modest 35 species seen. The prominent birds of the day were Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Common … Continue reading

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