Back from three weeks in Asia at the start of May and checked in to see what I'd missed in New York. Turns out that migration was well underway and in fact I'd missed a good early push, so much so that when I checked where I was on the "Hot 100" for the year in New York State on eBird ... I wasn't even in the top 100. So some catching up to do ....
|Kentucky Warbler (Photo: Anders Peltomaa, used with permission)|
|White-tailed Deer and Cerulean Warbler|
|The Power Line Cut at Sterling State Forest - the most reliable site for Golden-winged Warblers in the Southern|
part of New York State.
|Shawangunk Ridge in the background at Shawangunk Grasslands|
|Bobolink and Grasshopper Sparrow|
So after the craziness, back to a more stable routine. This morning I got up at 5am and went to the gym, ignoring reports of Bicknell's Thrushes (which I never see anyway). Feeling like I'm pretty much caught up now so I can focus on rarities and travel and don't need to be running around quite so much.
And as of today - New York State Year List 2017 = 257 / Rank 9
World Year List 2017 = 917 / Rank 27
Postscript: within days of my writing this, and stopping the mid-week birding and going back to work (and the gym) both a Swanson's Warbler and a Henslow's Sparrow showed up in or close to the City. I've seen both before in New York but both are VERY good birds here and I wasn't able to go and see either. Oh, and several Bicknell's Thrushes showed up too .... you can't see everything ....