This morning I was headed over to Blue Chip Farms and Shawangunk Grasslands NWR when I got a call from Bruce Nott. He informed me he was viewing a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in the hamlet of Wallkill on the Wallkill River. He was as surprised as I when I informed him I was only a mile away. I headed right over and we both viewed the bird in a huge flock of Canada Geese numbering approximately 2000 birds. We also had Herring and Ring-billed Gulls, Common Mergansers, Great Blue Heron and a Bald Eagle. From there we went on to the aforementioned locations. We had an abundance of hawks including many Northern Harriers and Red-tailed Hawks. One American Kestrel was along the drive into the refuge. Later as I departed to head home, a single Cooper’s Hawk sat along Albany Post Road. We had many sparrows, woodpeckers and usual common passerines. We were still interested in finding a Cackling Goose, which we missed earlier so we returned to the river. Unbelievably, every goose was gone! Great morning! Thanks Bruce!