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Summer 2021

The weather for the period was relatively cool with above average moisture. There were a few very good reports during the period such as the Wilson's Phalarope at Morningside Park, a Kentucky Warbler at the Bashakill and breeding Grasshopper Sparrows in the fields below the Neversink Reservoir. While all are great finds my bird of the period goes to the Wilson's Phalarope found by John Haas at Morningside Park on May 31st.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL - 1 Bash 6/14 (JH); 2 Bash 6/22 (KM)
GREEN-WINGED TEAL - 1 Morningside Pk. 8/12 (JH)
BUFFLEHEAD - 1 Rondout Res. 7/2 - 8/14 (JH,KM,SB)
RUFFED GROUSE - 1 Hickock Brook 5/17 (SG)
PIED-BILLED GREBE - 1 Bash 5/15 (GB); 1 Bash 5/16 (JH)
D.C. CORMORANT - 4 Rondout Res. 7/24 (KM); 12 Rondout Res. 8/6 (JH)
AMER. BITTERN - 1 Bashakill 5/18 (JH,KM); 1 Bash7/1 (JH)
LEAST BITTERN - 1 Bashakill 7/18 (SB); 2 Bash7/27 (JH)
GR. EGRET – 1 McDonald Rd. 5/25 - 6/9 (JH,SB); 1 Bashakill 7/12 (JH); 2 Bashakill 7/17 (SB)
GREEN HERON - 5 Morningside Pk. 8/12 (JH)
BLACK VULTURE - 5 Bashakill 5/18 (JH,KM); 2 Bashakill 5/23 (PD,RDe)
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK - 1 Bashakill 7/12 (SB)
COOPER'S HAWK - 1 Bashakill 6/13 (SB); 1 Bashakill 6/22 (JH); 1 Monticello 7/16 (KM)
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - 1 Bashakill 6/2 (JH); 1 Hurleyville 5/31 (SG)
VIRGINIA RAIL - 1 Bashakill 5/25 (SG); 6 Bashakill 6/14 (JH); 2 Bashakill 6/23 (KM)
SORA - 1 Bashakill 5/21 (JH); 1 Bashakill 6/11 (SB)
COM. GALLINULE – 13 Bashakill 7/14 (KM); 15 Bashakill 7/15 (JH); 15 Bashakill 7/17 (SB)
SEMI-PALM.PLOVER - 1 Morningside Pk. 8/4-8/13 (JH)
SOLITARY SANDPIPER - 2 Apollo Pl. 7/15 (SB); 3 Rondout Res. 8/11 (JH)
L. YELLOWLEGS – 1 Morningside Pk. 8/10 (JH)
SEMI-PAL. SANDPIPER – 1 Morningside Pk. 8/8 (JH)
LEAST SANDPIPER - 16 Morningside Pk. 8/4-8/15 (JH)
WILSON"S PHALAROPE - 1 Morningside Pk. 5/31 (JH,PD,RDe,KM,SB&others)
Y-BILLED CUCKOO - 3 Bashakill 5/21 (JH); 2 Bashakill 5/23 (GB,JH); 1 Bashakill 7/17 (SB)
B-BILLED CUCKOO – 1 Bashakill 6/16 (PD); 1 Bashakill 6/19 (SB); 1 Bashakill 7/14 (JH)
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL - 1 Bashakill 5/18 (SB,JH,KM,SG)
BARRED OWL - 1 Bash 5/25 (SG); 2 Yankee Lk. 7/11 (JH)
COMMON NIGHTHAWK - 19 Bashakill 5/23 (PD,RDe); 27 Bashakill 5/25 (SG)
E. WHIP-POOR-WILL - 1 Bashakill 5/22 (KM); 2 Bashakill 5/25 (SG); 1 Bashakill 6/15 (SB)
PILEATED WOODPECKER - 2 Monticello 5/16 (PC)
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER - 1 Gumaer Falls Rd. 5/18 (SG); 2 Bashakill 5/24 (JH)
WHITE-EYED VIREO-1 Bash 5/18 (KM,SG); 1 Bash 5/20 (JH)
MARSH WREN - 4 Bashakill 6/12 (SB); 10 Bashakill 7/15 (JH); 1 Bashakill 7/19 (SG)
B. - W. WARBLER - 1 McDonald Rd. 5/21 (PD); 3 McDonald Rd. 5/22 JH); 2 Bashakill 5/23 (JH)
TENN. WARBLER - 1 Gumaer Falls Rd. 5/19 (PD)
N. PARULA - 2 Bashakill 5/16 (SB); 1 Bashakill 5/19 (PD); 1 Bashakill 5/20 (SG)
MAGNOLIA WARBLER - 5 Bashakill 5/18 (SG); 3 Bashakill 5/19 (SB); 2 Bashakill 5/22 (KM)
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER - 2 Bashakill 5/19 (SB)
BLACKPOLL WARBLER – 4 Bashakill 5/19 (SB); 2 Bashakill 5/20 (SG); 4 Bashakill 5/22 (JH)
CERULEAN WARBLER – 3 Bashakill 5/21 (SB); 2 Bashakill 6/22 (JH); 2 Bashakill 7/14 (KM)
MOURNING WARBLER - 1 Bashakill 5/16 (SG); 1 Bashakill 5/23 (SB); 3 Bashakill 5/24 (JH)
KENTUCKY WARBLER - 1 Bash 5/20 (SG); 1 Bash 5/23 (JH)
HOODED WARBLER - 2 Bashakill 5/20 (SG); 1 Bashakill 5/21 (KM); 2 Wolf Brook 6/10 (JH)
WILSON'S WARBLER - 1 Bashakill 5/16 (JH,SG); 1 Bashakill 5/18 (SG,KM)
CANADA WARBLER - 3 Bash 5/20 (SG,JH); 1 Bash 5/21 (SB)
EASTERN TOWHEE – 5 Wolf Brook 6/3 (KM)
SAVANNAH SPARROW - 5 Beechwoods 6/3 (JH); 5 Kenoza Lk. 7/4 (JH)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW - 5 (breeding) Neversink Res. 6/11-7/2 (many observers)
LINCOLN'S SPARROW - 1 Bashakill 5/17 (SB)
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - 3 Bashakill 5/16 (SG); 2 Mc Donald Rd. 5/23 (SB)
N. CARDINAL - 4 Monticello 6/24 (PC)
BOBOLINK - 16 Hunter Rd. 5/24 (SG); 30 Beechwoods 6/3 (JH); 12 Hunter Rd. 6/12 (PD)
EASTERN MEADOWLARK - 8 Beechwoods 6/3 (JH); 1 Beechwoods 7/9 (KM)
ORCHARD ORIOLE - 2 Beechwoods 8/3-8/19 (JH)
PURPLE FINCH - 1 Hunter Rd. 5/24 (SG); 2 Bashakill 6/11 (SB); 2 Fir Brook 6/12 (PD)
PINE SISKIN - 4 Bashakill 5/17 (SB)


CONTRIBUTORS:
P & SB – Paula & Scott Baldinger; GB - Gail Benson; PC - Patricia Cocot; PD - Patrick Dechon; RDe - Riley Dechon; SG - Scott Graber; JH – John Haas; KM - Karen Miller
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Records Compiled by Lance Verderame