Paddle Log — 2019
LAUNCH SITE DATE WHO DISTANCE COMMENTS
Coxsackie Mar 14 Both 9 Vast numbers of nervous geese, scads of skittish mergansers, two immature eagles. Stop at Bronck Island. Wind picked up a bit.
Coxsackie Mar 24 Both 11 Eagle extravaganza, 20-25 on the day, main concentration at Brickyard Bay. Elsewhere nests at SMG & NH are active.
Coxsackie Mar 27 Both 10 Many buffleheads at SMG & PH. Calm beginning, following wind on return.
Coxsackie April 7 Both 17 Warm, calm, pleasant day. Round trip MGF to observe two eagle nests. Otherwise sparse wildlife, more mergansers than geese, one grebe.
Stuyvesant Landing April 11 Both 14 Double-crested cormorants at RI early, a great-crested cormorant on 166 near RI late under lowering skies. Lunch at PH.
Athens April 17 Both 11 Very high water, intermittent breeze, several osprey encounters, serene conditions late.
 
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