6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary 9/18/14 (And Some Catch Up)

Scarlet Tanager at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 9/18/14.
Scarlet Tanager at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 9/18/14.

I stopped by 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary after work today. It started out slowly, particularly because I was hoping for shorebirds and found NONE. But, in the end, it was a relatively productive day with 25 species being identified. Here’s my list for the day and some more photos:

Six and a Half Station Rd. Sanctuary, Orange, US-NY

I finally got a shot of one of my photo-nemisis birds - Pileated Woodpecker at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 9/18/14.
I finally got a shot (not a good one yet!) of one of my photo-nemisis birds – Pileated Woodpecker at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 9/18/14.

Sep 18, 2014 4:45 PM – 6:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
25 species

Canada Goose 35
Mute Swan 4
Wood Duck 10
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 8
Green-winged Teal 15
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 13
Turkey Vulture 1
Common Nighthawk 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 12
Common Yellowthroat 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Bobolink X Heard
American Goldfinch 5

Black-throated Green Warbler at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 9/18/14.
Black-throated Green Warbler at 6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary, 9/18/14.

 

And now to catch up a bit. On Sunday evening I got this shot of a juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron at Wallkill River NWR:

I was happy to see these guys are still around. BCNH at Wallkill River NWR, 9/14/14.
I was happy to see these guys are still around. BCNH at Wallkill River NWR, 9/14/14.

Then, on Monday of this week, I stopped by Mount Peter Hawk Watch and got some decent birds including an adult Bald Eagle and a juvenile Northern Harrier. On my way out, Linda Scrima alerted me to the fact that there were some shorebirds at the Wallkill River NWR:

One of these things is not like the others.... L
One of these things is not like the others…. 6 Lesser  and one Greater Yellow legs at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, 9/15/14.  Totals were 8 Lessers and 2 Greaters. 
Lesser Yellowlegs - Wallkill River NWR, 9/15/14.
Lesser Yellowlegs – Wallkill River NWR, 9/15/14.

On Tuesday I stopped by Mount Peter again and got very lucky. Tom Millard and I had a total of 278 Broad-winged Hawks and 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks from 4:00 to 5:00. Then on  Wednesday I had some business in Wappingers Falls NY, so I stopped by Denning’s Point on my way back. It was not very birdy, but I did get a shot of this young buck:

Denning's Point, 9/17/14.
Denning’s Point, 9/17/14.

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