Monthly Archives: February 2019

A pretty good day!

This morning I headed to the Rondout Reservoir to see if the TRUMPETER SWAN continued.  It is still present just off the spillway from the powerhouse.  I then worked my way back to the valley and birded the D & … Continue reading

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News in brief.

The Trumpeter Swan continues on the Rondout Reservoir near the power house spill way, day five.  I traveled to Ulster County this morning looking for the Tundra Swan and Northern Shrike and found neither.  I did have a total of … Continue reading

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Waterfowl updates

First and foremost, the TRUMPETER SWAN continues on the Rondout Reservoir in the town of Neversink.  It was snowing hard there this morning and over half an inch was put down before it finally stopped.  I was able to view … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swan Continues!

It is a cold, wet drizzly day in Sullivan County, but in spite of that I got out to check the Rondout Reservoir and the Bashakill. The highlight of the morning was the ongoing TRUMPETER SWAN now in its third … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swans – a final thought (maybe)

One last thing I would like to bring up about Trumpeter Swans is that with a rapidly increasing population in the northeast including New York, more of these birds will be showing up.  It is only two years since Scotty … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swan confirmed!

The swan I found yesterday at the Rondout Reservoir has been confirmed to be a TRUMPETER SWAN!!  Tom Burke and I (more Tom!) have worked tirelessly over the last day to conclusively ID this bird.  It clearly exhibited the characteristics … Continue reading

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Swan update:

When everyone started discussing the swan and looking at their photos we began to question the identity of the bird.  There were many characteristics that suggested it might be a Trumpeter Swan but others led me to believe it was … Continue reading

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