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A little pick me up!

The last week has been a bit quiet and little has changed bird wise in the county.  Today, it was about as quiet as I’ve seen it in a long time.  Raptors clearly worked their magic today.  The Apollo Plaza … Continue reading

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Morningside Park Virginia Rails

Above, one of the chicks with an adult. This morning as I kayaked the lake, I once again located the Virginia Rail family that I initially found 18 days ago.  It was amazing to see the chicks, which I last … Continue reading

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Some movement this weekend

  Saturday and Sunday provided some interesting birding and the prospect for more to come.  On Saturday, following torrential rains, I had some good birds in the county.  First, Morningside Park had a smattering of shorebirds that included a Semipalmated … Continue reading

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Little happening

Our two weeks of fabulous birding came to an abrupt halt this week.  There has been little movement of anything.  Shorebirds continue to move through the area, but they are all basically the common species.  Nothing exciting since Matt Zeitler’s … Continue reading

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Ruddy Turnstone Continues!!

Many of you may remember that back in July of 2013 I discovered the first ever recorded RUDDY TURNSTONE in Sullivan County.  Making the discovery even more significant was the fact that the bird had been banded in 2011 in … Continue reading

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Orange County Whimbrel – great birding streak continues!

This morning I got a call from Matt Zeitler that he had found a WHIMBREL on Skinner Lane in Orange County!  A great find by Matt, this was a first county bird for me (#269). I zoomed down to find … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

I just want to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS!!! To Matt Zeitler, Rob Stone and Ken and Curt McDermott for getting the ROSEATE SPOONBILL in Orange County, New York!  I can’t think of a more deserving group of dedicated birders … Continue reading

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