Monthly Archives: February 2017

Around the Bashakill

Its been a busy few days around the Bashakill. Waterfowl numbers continue to increase. We had a total of 12 species today. They included Common and Hooded Mergansers, Northern Pintail, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Bufflehead, Mallard and Black Duck, Mute … Continue reading

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New York State CLARK’S GREBE! A first record for the state!

This morning, Karen Miller, Scott Baldinger and I traveled north to Oswego Harbor in Oswego, New York to try for the CLARK’S GREBE that had been found there on Wednesday. It was pouring rain upon our arrival and only one … Continue reading

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Things are starting to happen

I traveled around the county a bit today and parts of Orange County as well. Jim Carney had called me yesterday to inform me that a PEREGRINE FALCON was flying around the Hawk’s Nest on Rt. 97. After making a … Continue reading

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A Good Day

I worked my way through town this morning, trying to see if anything new had come in to feeders. The best bird I found was a Fish Crow along Sullivan St. Scott tells me there have been a couple, often … Continue reading

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A Quiet Week

If you take out the wind, cold and snow/removal, there wasn’t much going on this week. Most of the water is again frozen and in spite of constant northwest winds this week, few new birds have arrived. There are a … Continue reading

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Great Gray Owl in Northern New York

Friday evening I received a call from Lance Verderame informing me that the Great Gray Owl in Massena, New York was relocated today. He asked if I wanted to go for it. I had plans for the evening including my … Continue reading

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Interesting Snow Bunting Observation

This morning I birded the valley hoping for something new. That didn’t happen, in fact, there were far fewer birds in the valley than before the storm. The storm dumped ten inches of snow on us and the plummeting temperatures … Continue reading

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