Yesterday, I birded the northeastern portion of the county hoping for something good like a Ruffed Grouse or Pine Siskins. I didn’t find either of those birds, but I had a nice morning. A stop at Sue Rayano’s feeders was productive with at least a dozen Purple Finches and several Rose-breasted Grosbeaks feeding. Cooley Bog and Fir Brook provided many White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos as well as a Golden-crowned Kinglet. Today, I birded part of the Neversink River with nothing of real note except ongoing Belted Kingfishers. Finally reaching the Deli Fields at the Bashakill, I was pleased to find that the Orchard Orioles have fledged at least two chicks (maybe more). I had good but quick looks at two chicks and the adult female with the first summer male. Good birding for early summer days.