April started out cool with an early snowstorm. April continued
to have cooler temperatures and northern winds. Winter just
did not want to give up. By the last week of April and the
beginning of May, temperatures warmed up and the wind came
from the south. This allowed the migration to get in full
swing by the first week of May.
The Ferncliff (Wednesday) Field Trip found a good number
of warblers. If you go to Vassar Farms please be on the lookout
for the Kentucky Warbler. This would be the 5th year if it
returns. Also look for last year’s Golden-winged Warbler.
if you find either one so we can put out the word to our members.
The Red-necked Grebe at Norrie
Point was seen from the end of March through April 23rd
by several observers. Two others were found by Sue Infante
at Madam Brett Park in Beacon the end of March.
Carena stopped after a field trip and found them still
there on April 16th.
The water was high most of the month and only three
shorebird sightings were reported. See April
David Arner reported with his April records that he thought
he saw a Golden Eagle on the 16th and 23rd in South Bay
but was not sure of ID. This seems late for Golden Eagle
Madam Brett Park, 4/16/03
May is the best month to get out to see and hear migrating
birds as they come north to their breeding areas. So grab your
binocs and enjoy May’s birding experience. Good birding