Plum Point, 10/29/23

I enjoyed an excellent morning/early afternoon of birding at Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point. Birding bud Bruce Nott let me know he had some good birds on the Hudson River earlier in the morning, so I went over to check it out. Looking out onto the rainy and foggy river from the shelter of the park’s pavilion, it was a slow start, but over approximately three hours of birding I accumulated some good birds:

  • At least 15 Common Loons
  • A fly-by of nearly 20 Bonaparte’s Gulls,
  • (5) Long-tailed Ducks
  • A Skein of approximately 175 Brant
  • A fly-by of (14) Northern Pintails
  • A flock Scaup (species) see photo below
  • And the usuals: Ring-billed and Herring Gulls, (3) Bald Eagles, Double-crested Cormorants, and American Black Ducks.
~Great Cormorant at Plum Point, 10/29/23.~
~Bald Eagle in flight over the Hudson River, Plum Point, 10/29/23.~
~Scaup species, Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point, 10/29/23.~

4 thoughts on “Plum Point, 10/29/23”

  1. Sounds like a great day Matt! Your scaup photo looks like Greater to me, due to the white stripe extending further out on the wings.

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