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Orange County CBC

Bill and Jayne Fiero and I scoured their sector of the Orange County CBC today searching for as many birds as we could find.  It was warm (40 degrees) and wet with occasional mist and fog.  We ended with a … Continue reading

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A busy few days!

I have been quite busy, birding most of the time and some holiday preparations too.  I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I’d catch you up! The highlights of the week really haven’t changed much.  COMMON REDPOLL, SNOW … Continue reading

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Another amazing day in Sullivan County!

Another cold morning with 15 degree temperature.  Snow on the ground, especially up county.  I arrived at Clements Road @ 8:45 to find a beautiful Barred Owl perched in the open on a pine tree.  It stayed the entire time … Continue reading

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Redpoll followup

On the heels of my post about redpolls yesterday, the first Hoary Redpoll in New York this season has been reported in Tompkins County just to our north west.  Redpolls continue to move south, lets keep our eyes peeled!

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I couldn’t have written the script!

I headed out early this morning. I knew that several birders were heading to the county this morning to try for a number of the good birds I’ve been seeing over the last several days. It was cold, 10 degrees, … Continue reading

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A little redpoll history

In Sullivan County Common Redpoll in December is rather rare.  In most irruption years a few show up in late December and our major influx occurs at the beginning of the year, usually the first week of January.  In our … Continue reading

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The Redpolls have arrived!

You may recall that I had twenty Common Redpolls on Clements Road in Liberty on Tuesday.  I have checked each day since with no luck until this morning.  Today, there was a flock of 42 Common Redpolls feeding in the … Continue reading

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