Monthly Archives: August 2018

Black Dirt Plovers

A distant shot of one of the American Golden-plover Following a morning of little activity, I got a post from Dave and Sharon Baker indicating they had some plovers on Skinner Lane in the Black Dirt Region of Orange County.  … Continue reading

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No birds, in spite of significant migration.

After checking last nights radar again this morning, I headed out with great expectations. The radar showed significant migration in the northeast, the best since spring migration. I headed to Apollo Plaza, Kiamesha Lake and Morningside Park.  I basically had … Continue reading

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Tomorrow!

Following another couple of days of quiet, the prediction for tonight was decent migration on NNE winds.  Well the radar is on and its lit up wonderfully!  Looks like an excellent movement happening ever since nightfall!  Tomorrow should be a … Continue reading

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Morningside Passerines

This morning things were about as quiet as I’ve ever had them at Morningside at this time of year, as far as shorebirds go.  I had two Spotted Sandpipers, that’s it!  That said, as I was unloading my kayak, I … Continue reading

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Soooo Quiet!

Following our brief irruption of migratory shorebirds last Wednesday and Thursday, things have dropped off to near nothing. Four days of almost no migratory birds at all.  Temperatures have soared into the eighties and tomorrow and Wednesday will be in … Continue reading

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A few more shorebirds

Apollo Plaza and Morningside Park were the best spots for me again today.  I had a total six species of shorebirds and had a few good photo ops.  It seemed like the birds were a little more settled this morning. … Continue reading

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Some migration!

The Short-billed Dowitcher in the foreground and the Pectoral Sandpiper in the back. After viewing last nights radar and realizing there was some significant movement I decided to head up county to start my rounds.  At the Apollo Plaza I … Continue reading

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