6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary

 

iPhone shot of Canada Geese on the ice at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 1/14/14.
iPhone shot of Canada Geese on the ice at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 1/14/14.

It was a rainy and foggy afternoon in Goshen today. I missed out on the nice weather yesterday because of a work obligation, so I was really itching to get out an do some birding. So, I decided to walk the Heritage Trail at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary to get my fix. I did not get a high number of species, but it was quite birdy with large numbers of the birds I did see. I could hear the Canada Geese flying in over my head in the fog, and there was a congregation of approximately 450 geese on the ice in no time at all. I also had a good number of American Robins, mostly perched in trees well off the trail. The sighting of the day for me was 18 Cedar Waxwings, a bird that I have not seen recently for some reason. Here’s my short but sweet list from the day:

6 1/2 Station Rd. Sanctuary, Orange, US-NY
Jan 14, 2014 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
8 species

Canada Goose  450
Mallard  45
Mourning Dove  6
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  6
American Robin  55
European Starling  30
Cedar Waxwing  18

I always love having the trail to myself, it is very refreshing. iPhone photo of the Heritage Trail, 1/14/14.
I always love having the trail to myself, it is very refreshing. iPhone photo of the Heritage Trail, 1/14/14.

1 thought on “6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary”

  1. Matt
    Is that trail on the back side of the pond area? The area back there almost looks like an aqueduct to me. Is that the actual trail around there, and do you get there from where the fence is?
    Wilma

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