Continuing my annual tradition of circumnavigating Tomhannock Reservoir every Veterans' Day, Jackie Bogardus and I found 51 species, bettering my totals from the last three years and exceeding the 10-year average by one. Waterfowl highlights included the usual duck species plus Wood Duck, Gadwall (a pair), Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, and a distant flock of 19 Long-tailed Ducks which perplexed us for a time until we figured out what they were, a single Common Loon at Otter Creek, and Pied-billed Grebe.
Other highlights included 2 immature Bald Eagles, a Sharper's Hawk (aka an unidentified accipiter species), Herring Gull (2), Tree Swallow (about 25 or so despite the sub-freezing temperature), Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing, and Red-winged Blackbird.
Nothing really super-exciting, but a nice variety that took a bit of work to finally get to.
I have records for 17 of the last 18 years and I know I've done this for at least five years before that. The cumulative list of species from the years I have records for stands at exactly 100 species.