From Tim Vogel:
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Berkshire Valley Rd. and Taylor Rd., Jefferson Township:
Broad-winged Hawk – 1
Veery, Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting.
Warblers: Black-throated Green, Blue-winged, Worm-eating, Black-and-White, Louisana Waterthrush, Ovenbird.
From route 15N to Berkshire Valley (BV) Rd. travel east, fields on left continue down BV Rd. until you cross Rockaway River. Most of area is Fish and Game property. I explored an area on the east side of BV Rd. and along the Rockaway. It was full of healthy hemlocks and heavily defended by deer flies. Immediately after crossing the Rockaway turn left onto Taylor Rd. This runs for several miles and is mostly fish and game on both sides of the road. Lots of hemlock forest. This where I had the Black-throated Green.
This road runs to Route 15. I wish I had been here about a month ago – next year!
Last time through, wood turtle (dead) and box turtle.
Cedar Lake, Denville – Ring billed Gulls (6) have returned – seems a bit early
Out of area – Mississippi kite (2) Sterling Forest Visitors’ Center, Orange county, NY