Author Archives: Derrick

Photos from 04-18-15 – Peach Hill Park/Vassar Farm

Warmer weather means more birds and longer hikes!  I spent a considerable amount of time at Peach Hill Park and Vassar Farm on this day, and it was a terrific day. Not only did I see my first warbler of … Continue reading

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Photos from 04-17-15 – Shawangunk Grasslands

I wasn’t able to look for short-eared owls this year at the Grasslands, but thankfully, winter isn’t the only time to see interesting birds there! It was an extremely overcast day, and I only had one goal… find and photograph … Continue reading

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Photos from 04-15-15 – Sleightsburgh Spit

With Sleightsburgh Spit in Port Ewen being such a hotspot for me to see new species of birds this year, I went after work one day to see what I might find.  While there was no new species seen, one in … Continue reading

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04-12-15 – Photos around Dutchess County

With Spring migration starting to ramp up, I took to the trails to see what I could find.  I started the day at Peach Hill Park and then headed to Cary Institute. At Peach Hill, some of our summer residents … Continue reading

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04-11-15 – Photos around Ulster County

Visited several location around Ulster County on this day.  At Franny Reese State Park, the sightings were few and far between, but I did manage to see a female purple finch.  Other assorted birds included golden-crowned kinglets and dark-eyed juncos. … Continue reading

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New (Old!) Bird Photographed – Redhead

Photos taken 4/4/15 After my luck with the white-winged scoter the previous week, I went back to the same spot the following weekend to see what else might turn up.  The scoter was nowhere to be seen, but there was … Continue reading

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03-29-15 – Photos from Sleightsburgh and Kingston Point Park

With the weather finally becoming a little more favorable, I took my spotting scope off to the Hudson River and Rondout Creek to look for waterfowl.  Looking for waterfowl has become a lot of fun, but it doesn’t usually equal … Continue reading

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