I played golf first thing this morning. While I was playing, my phone was blowing up with some good birds being reported. Bruce Nott had one heck of a morning and located the following birds: A White-winged Scoter at Orange Lake, A Red-necked Grebe at Washington Lake, and a Black-crowned Night-Heron at Masterson Park. I tried for the birds after golf, and it was a little bit comical to me because for all three, I parked my car, got out my gear, and immediately got on the bird. Excellent birds for the county, but unfortunately they were all just a bit too far for decent photos.
I went to the Hudson River afterwards, and had a little bit of luck there as well. At Donahue Memorial Park, I first located a very distant Common Loon; I mean it was miles out there. As I continued scanning, I was pleasantly surprised to hear the loon calling! I was downwind, so I guess that helped the sound travel so well! It was really cool.
I scanned some more and eventually found a pair of distant White-winged Scoters sitting on the river. They eventually picked up and headed north up the river towards Newburgh.
4 thoughts on “Good Birds in the County, 04/15/23”
Has anyone said you are out of your mind but well supported? How exciting!
Not sure what you are getting at Kelly, but yes I’ve been told I’m out of my mind before, lol. Matt
Good for you, Matt!
You’re an inspiration to us all for learning about and seeing Birds. If it weren’t for you and your Blog, I’d be in the dark about a lot of Birds seen in Orange County (especially the Black Dirt area).
Patty, these are the comments that totally make doing the blog worthwhile. Thank you, and you are welcome. Matt
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