Monthly Archives: August 2018

Morningside Shorebirds!

With the heavy rains last night my optimism rose for something good today.  I headed to Apollo and Morningside Park to try for shorebirds.  Apollo had the same four species that have been present regularly.  Morningside was another story.  The … Continue reading

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Shorebirds on the move!

I quickly birded Apollo Plaza and Morningside Park this morning.  While I had quite a few new birds that had come in overnight, they were all the same five species.  While I was out in the kayak, I got word … Continue reading

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A little pick me up!

The last week has been a bit quiet and little has changed bird wise in the county.  Today, it was about as quiet as I’ve seen it in a long time.  Raptors clearly worked their magic today.  The Apollo Plaza … Continue reading

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Morningside Park Virginia Rails

Above, one of the chicks with an adult. This morning as I kayaked the lake, I once again located the Virginia Rail family that I initially found 18 days ago.  It was amazing to see the chicks, which I last … Continue reading

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Some movement this weekend

  Saturday and Sunday provided some interesting birding and the prospect for more to come.  On Saturday, following torrential rains, I had some good birds in the county.  First, Morningside Park had a smattering of shorebirds that included a Semipalmated … Continue reading

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Little happening

Our two weeks of fabulous birding came to an abrupt halt this week.  There has been little movement of anything.  Shorebirds continue to move through the area, but they are all basically the common species.  Nothing exciting since Matt Zeitler’s … Continue reading

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Ruddy Turnstone Continues!!

Many of you may remember that back in July of 2013 I discovered the first ever recorded RUDDY TURNSTONE in Sullivan County.  Making the discovery even more significant was the fact that the bird had been banded in 2011 in … Continue reading

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