Monthly Archives: May 2017

Morningside Park – shorebird bonanza continues!

I went back out this morning to check Morningside Park for shorebirds. Though there is little habitat at this time of year, there was always a chance something might have put down. Though there were only two tiny strip islands, … Continue reading

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Shorebird Fallout at Apollo Plaza!

After having some luck with shorebirds at Apollo yesterday, and seeing last nights forecast I knew where I’d be going first thing this morning. Several times in the night I was awakened by torrential thunderstorms! It just made even more … Continue reading

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A few shorebirds

I spent most of this rainy day indoors. By late afternoon had just had to get out. Where to go when its been pouring like this all day? I headed to Apollo Plaza, hoping for some shorebirds. There weren’t a … Continue reading

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Shawangunk Grasslands NWR – HENSLOW’S SPARROW!

I was viewing my third owl species of the day (Great Horned) at the Bashakill this afternoon when I got a call from Tom Burke. He was at the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR viewing the continuing Dickcissel when he found a … Continue reading

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Bashakill, migration picked up!

This morning there was an uptake in migrants. I managed 13 species of warbler, up from 10 yesterday. While there was an increase, it was very species specific. I had 9 Blackpolls, 8 Magnolias and 6 Canada Warblers. All else … Continue reading

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Winding Waters Chats…………………………..How many?

This morning I headed to Winding Waters to try for the Yellow-breasted Chats that have been being seen there. It wasn’t difficult at all. Before I could even reach the spot, I heard the male singing. I was joined almost … Continue reading

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Shawangunk Grasslands!

I wasn’t supposed to be birding today (yeah right) but I got a call from Ken McDermott this afternoon informing me that a Dickcissel had been found at the Shawangunk Grassland NWR. I had already passed on running for the … Continue reading

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