I had various commitments today so I wasn't able to get out birding, but that did not prevent me from picking up a couple of year birds. First was an adult Bald Eagle seen from my apartment window at 10:40 am as it flew west over the ship canal and disappeared past the Henry Hudson Bridge. In the ship canal itself, north of Muscota Marsh was a male Red-breasted Merganser (this was not new for the year, but it is getting late for the species here). My other year bird was a Hermit Thrush seen while Ann and I had lunch with some out of town friends at the Central Park Zoo.
During the latter part of 2014 I posted updates here on my quest to break 300 in New York State for the year. I have now posted my entire state year list on a seperate page (2014 New York State year list).