Monthly Archives: May 2018

An interesting morning

This morning I headed to the Sullivan County Transfer Station to drop off my recyclables. As I was leaving, a cuckoo flew directly in front of my car on the road out.  I couldn’t see any yellow in the bill, … Continue reading

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Shawangunk Grasslands Henslow’s Sparrow!

Birding friend Joe DiCostanzo came up from Manhattan with friends Anne and Joan to spend a couple of days birding in the area.  They birded the Bashakill and this afternoon went to the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR.  I got a call … Continue reading

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More Bashakill!

This afternoon, in spite of the heat, I returned to the Bashakill with high hopes.  I was pleasantly surprised at how productive an afternoon it was.  I only birded Haven Road, the Orchard and the Stop Sign Trail, but birds … Continue reading

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Bashakill

I birded the Bashakill again this morning, hoping to run into something new.  I had no migrants at for about the third day in a row.  I did have some nice birds and some fun viewing them.  At least one … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Grasslands

This morning I birded the Sullivan County Grasslands.  This is a wide swath of agricultural area consisting of many farms in Delaware Township.  It is in no way managed for birds, but rather the actions taken by the farmers keep … Continue reading

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The Bashakill and Linear Park

Gordon and Lori Lam came up for the day to do some birding with our local group of friends.  We birded the above areas.  Migration has slowed to a stop here, but there were still some good birds to be … Continue reading

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Bashakill Least Bitterns

This morning I ran into Wilma Amthor on McDonald Road.  She told me she had been to the Bashakill and heard an unusual call off the Birch Trail in the area where the Virginia Rails are.  She imitated the sound … Continue reading

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