Monthly Archives: December 2018

2018 Year in review!

This was another year to remember and held many first for me. First and foremost, it is the first year ever that I never got a life bird. I’m not exactly sure how that happened, there are lots of them … Continue reading

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GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW! NEW YORK STATE MEGA-RARITY!!!

This morning I received a call from Lance Verderame.  He told me he had found a bird he believed to be a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW in Downsville, Delaware County, New York.  I was throwing on clothes and packing my camera and … Continue reading

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Weekend update

This morning I had my first opportunity to go for the winter finches since just before Christmas.  At first things seemed very quiet with most feeding stations I visited having no birds at all.  Once I reached Sue Rayano’s, things … Continue reading

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Monticello, New York CBC

Today, Karen Miller and I completed the Rubin Road to Rio Reservoir sector of the Monticello Christmas Bird Count.  We had a great day.  The Alewives are running in the reservoir rivers and they are attracting a tremendous number of … Continue reading

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Evening Grosbeaks Galore!

I birded Liberty and Neversink Townships again today hoping for something new and wanting to add some birds for the last period of the month/year.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any Common Redpolls today.  All the common feeder birds … Continue reading

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Sullivan County Update:

In spite of the rain, I worked my way around Liberty and Neversink Townships this morning checking on the status of the winter finches.  I found 33 EVENING GROSBEAK at the Marsden’s feeders on Woodard Road.  It was raining hard, … Continue reading

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Finally another good day!

After a good period of really nice birds over a couple of weeks, the last ten days haven’t been as good.  Today, things picked up considerably.  I started out on Clements Road in Liberty, hoping for some waxwings.  No luck … Continue reading

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