At 2 am I awoke to hear thunder, lightening, heavy rain and hail. It made me hopeful for the day and I wasn’t disappointed. I headed across the street to check out Yankee Lake. A White-winged Scoter, Two Horned Grebe, a Red-breasted Merganser and seven Ring-billed Gulls. On to Kiamesha Lake. There I had twenty five Bufflehead, another White-winged Scoter and another Red-breasted Merganser. On to Morningside Park. Here I found four Long-tailed Duck, five Double-crested Cormorants and a Common Loon. On to Neversink Reservoir. Here I had an amazing 27 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS!! This a single day high for me! Also present were fourteen Common Mergansers and again an amazing 52 Bufflehead! Two more Common Loons and twenty five Ring-billed Gulls. At the Apollo Plaza, I had my FOS LEAST SANDPIPERS, Killdeer and Solitary Sandpiper. Also there were the Osprey and three American Pipit. I Then went to the Bashakill. It was as birdy as yesterday, but I still managed 15 species of warbler and many other typical May birds. The highlights of the warblers were Blue-winged, Nashville and Cerulean. The Eastern Screech-owl hung out just long enough for a shot before dropping into the box. This is the most timid Screech-owl we’ve had at the Bashakill. It is almost never seen and once it is, its gone in a flash. Another great day of birding with 70 species seen.