Present sleeping on rocks in Playland Lake at 9:30 AM.
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Spent a short time at Tiffany Creek Preserve this afternoon. Caught a
brief glimpse of a solitaire sized bird flying out of a juniper at the far
end of the field. It disappeared into the unmowed vegetation never to be
respotted. Will have to check back tomorrow.
There is a Tufted Duck mixed in with a Scaup flock at Santapogue Creek
(Suffolk). The bird was near the island where the Long-billed Dowitchers are
most frequently seen half way down Venetian Boulevard, towards Venetian Shores
park. There are several small flocks of scaup spread out along the
The 68th annual Mohonk Lake/Ashokan Reservoir Christmas Bird Count
(Ulster County) was conducted on Saturday, 16 December 2017, under
relatively pleasant weather conditions. Collectively it was another
exceptionally productive count, following last year's record-breaking
number of species.
Central Park, NYC -
Sunday, December 24, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.
Highlights: Rusty Blackbird, Fox Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, & Cooper's
Canada Goose - 200+ (at least 170 on the Reservoir, others on the Lake)
Wood Duck - 2 males (the Pond & Reservoir)
After attending the 1100 Mass today, while walking to my car, I looked up
and saw a single Turkey Vulture ( could it have been "Lonesome George")
making its way in an easterly direction. My immediate thought was that I
was being rewarded with a "legal" reason to send this post to wish all on