Re: This week's destination: 8/5


Naomi Lloyd
 

Nice! I haven't been to Nutten Hook in two years. The changes sound interesting.

I think if we park in on an angle, we could get a dozen cars in at Swyer. People tend to park kind of sloppy.


Naomi


Naomi


On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10:43:59 PM EDT, Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:


Nutten Hook is a whole "new" place. They've changed the riverfront part and it is now a very "sophisticated" timber platform with railings, large enough for a group to gather on. It promises to be a very good river watch viewing location. From my observations from across the river, it is very under-utilized with only the occasional angler or two or car parked. (It seems to be a favorite for local cops and sheriff deps. to hang out).

(I hope to join y'all on Thursday. As I recall, the number of available parking spots at the Sawyer Preserve are very limited)

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:35 PM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi







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