November is the time to be looking at our lakes and ponds
for waterfowl. The Coots and Ruddy Ducks are back at Sylvan
Lake plus other places. Buffleheads, American Wigeon, Ring-necked
Ducks, Hooded Mergansers and Common Mergansers have been seen
On Saturday, November 12th Mark Dedea from Kingston reported
a Townsend’s Solitaire found briefly at 9:00am on Immigrant
Way by Kingston Point Beach. It was not refound.
On Sunday, November 13th Carena Pooth and Herb Thompson
found 2 Red-throated Loons at Sylvan Lake by the boat launch.
They were seen by several members on Sunday and Monday. What
a nice find! Thanks for calling in to share this rare loon
sighting. Red-throated Loons usually migrate along the river
and we do not visit the river often to see them on the move.
From the NYBIRDS-L
list server: On Sunday, November 13th a Black-throated
Gray Warbler was found at Forest Park in NYC near the watering
hole. It was still there as of Saturday, November 19th.
There have been 2 brief sightings of Evening Grosbeaks by
Barbara Butler and Barbara Mansell. Could this be a good winter
Please call or
Barbara Butler, Carena Pooth, or me if you see a bird or duck
that is not regularly seen at your feeders or around the area
in Dutchess County.
Good birding to all and Happy Holidays!