Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 13 - Western Grebe in Piermont

Ultimately this day turned out to be lucky for me, however at first it did not appear so good. I arrived in Piermont just after sunrise and found the entire area being flooded due to the exceptionally high tide due to the strong northeast winds. In fact I could not even walk down the Pier as Ferry Road was almost a foot deep underwater.

I decided to try again at low tide about 6 hours later. So I returned during lunchtime and was abel to drive down the now-dry pier and see the Western Grebe. I believe this bird is a first-ever record for Rockland County, and it was my first ever in New York State.

More images can be seen here at the Rockland County Audubon website