Monthly Archives: January 2019

Up County again.

Once I got done with my snow removal this morning, I finally headed up county on the late side.  I was hoping to get some birding in before the weather turned again.  I hit most of my usual spots along … Continue reading

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Another pleasant snowy day!

  Somehow this winter it seems that every time it snows, I go out to bird and have a really pleasant day.  Same thing happened this morning.  I almost didn’t go as it started to snow quite heavily.  I already … Continue reading

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Shawangunk Grasslands NWR

This afternoon I headed to the Shawangunk Grasslands to try for Short-eared Owls.  It was a cold but calm sunny day and quite enjoyable.  I had about a dozen Northern Harriers, three Red-tailed Hawk and a single Rough-legged Hawk.  Several … Continue reading

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Yesterday was rough, but today was GOLDEN!

  I headed back up county this morning in hopes of more Rough-legged Hawks, and to be honest, a Northern Shrike.  Well the shrike didn’t happen, but it was a great day.  It started snowing hard just as I passed … Continue reading

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A ROUGH DAY!

Today I headed to the Rio and Mongaup Reservoirs to see what was still around.  I was very disappointed.  There were almost no birds at all.  Not a single eagle and almost no waterfowl.  I left and headed to the … Continue reading

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Basic Birding

With no rarities to chase the last several days, I got back to basics.  There were a number of birds in the county that I was sure were present, but I hadn’t made contact since the first of the year.  … Continue reading

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Great Gulls in Newburgh!

This afternoon I got a call from Ken McDermott informing me he was viewing a white-winged Gull at the Newburgh waterfront.  I zoomed down to find Ken and many others viewing the bird, which turned out to be a first … Continue reading

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