Monthly Archives: February 2020

Another great day in the Cayuga Basin!

This morning Lance Verderame and I headed back to the Cayuga Basin in search of some new year birds. We had a great day! As we neared Ithaca, we got a timely text from Jay McGowan informing us he had … Continue reading

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Northern Shrike!

Back on January 31st, I was on Hanofee Road in the town of Neversink when a bird flew across the road in front of my car by about 75 feet. I exclaimed “that’s a shrike!” I watched the bird as … Continue reading

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County Update.

The Rondout Reservoir had fewer birds today than yesterday, but the drake REDHEAD continues. I didn’t find any Ring-necked Ducks or Bufflehead there today and everything else was in lower numbers except Canada Geese and Common Goldeneye. At the Bashakill, … Continue reading

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Rondout Reservoir was jumping!

This morning I headed to the Rondout Reservoir to see if any new waterfowl had come in. The Bashakill had had a decent influx of waterfowl over the last few days and I was hoping the same would hold true … Continue reading

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A great day in the Adirondacks!

This morning I pulled a “Lance Verderame”.  If you know Lance, that’s when you get up in the middle of the night so you can reach your destination by dawn. I got up at 3 am and left by 3:30 … Continue reading

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An interesting day, but no shrike.

This morning I headed up county again to try for the Northern Shrike seen again yesterday by Steve Sulzer (thanks again for the updates Steve!). Unfortunately, I spent much of the morning and again late afternoon, searching without any luck. … Continue reading

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The Valley

Pretty much tired out from a lot of running this week, I decided just to bird the valley today. It was a really productive day. I had picked up a number of nice birds for the morning when I started … Continue reading

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Long Island East End

Lance Verderame and I traveled to the east end of Long Island today to try to add a few more birds to Lance’s Big Year list. It was a tough morning, but we managed to get some great birds. The … Continue reading

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A Study in GOLD!

This morning I headed up county again hoping to find a Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Shrike or Lapland Longspur. That didn’t happen.  What did happen was a great morning of birding!  When I reached Radio Tower Road in Beechwoods, I found … Continue reading

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A few more ducks

The Bashakill was quite busy today. Among the usual waterfowl there were a few new arrivals. A pair of GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a drake AMERICAN WIGEON were new for the county this year. Lots of Mergansers, Mallards and Black Ducks, … Continue reading

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