Monthly Archives: August 2017

Morningside Park

All three species of waders continue. Merlin continues. NO shorebirds!

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Crazy morning at Morningside

This morning I headed to Morningside Park with my usual high hopes.  There has been nearly nothing there since the arrival of the Merlin last week.  As I put my kayak in , I noticed a Great Egret on one … Continue reading

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Merlin Continues

A very quiet morning at Morningside Park today.  This is the first time I have ever experienced no migratory shorebirds there in August.  The only shorebird was the remaining juvenile Spotted Sandpiper that has been present all summer. The Merlin … Continue reading

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Another interesting morning

This morning I headed to Apollo Plaza and Morningside Park again.  Very early morning rains prompted me to try again.  This time, a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was present in the main pool at Apollo.  This might be the same bird from … Continue reading

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Another teaser

This morning I went out hoping for more shorebirds. I had already heard from Matt Zeitler that there were few at Morningside Park (thanks Matt), so I headed to Apollo Plaza.  Among the dozen or so Killdeer were my FOS … Continue reading

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Sullivan County starts to see some action

  The rather strong northwest winds we experienced over the weekend seem to set things in motion. Following the small fallout of shorebirds on Sunday, even though the winds stopped, Monday wasn’t half bad.  On Haven Road, we had a … Continue reading

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A Few Shorebirds at Morningside

In a season that has thus far produced no shorebirds to speak of here in Sullivan County, this morning there were a few shorebirds at Morningside Park.  Winds had changed to northwest overnight, and it brought a few birds into … Continue reading

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