Date: 4/14/18 3:00 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 13 April 2018
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 13, 2018
* NYNY1804.13

- Birds mentioned
BRANT (dark-bellied)
KING EIDER
Red-necked Grebe
Tricolored Heron
Broad-winged Hawk
SANDHILL CRANE
LITTLE GULL
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
CASPIAN TERN
Barn Owl
Chimney Swift
Blue-headed Vireo
Purple Martin
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
VESPER SPARROW

- Transcript

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http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44(at)nybirds{dot}org.

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 13th 2018
at 11pm. The highlights of today's tape are SANDHILL CRANE, LITTLE GULL,
Dark-bellied BRANT, KING EIDER, ICELAND GULL, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and
some spring arrivals including CASPIAN TERN, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and
VESPER SPARROW.

Last Saturday morning in Yaphank a SANDHILL CRANE was found at the Suffolk
County Farm off Yaphank Avenue moving off to another location during the
day and doing the same routine on Sunday. On Monday morning two additional
CRANES appeared overhead and the sitting bird took flight and headed off
with them.

At Wolfe's Pond Park on Staten Island last Wednesday three different LITTLE
GULLS were present. One in very high breeding plumage. These birds keeping
company with a decent gathering of Bonaparte's Gulls likely have been in
the same area since the initial sightings at the end of March at Wolfe's
Pond.

Very interesting was the spotting of an apparent nicely marked dark-bellied
BRANT at the Six Diamonds Ballfields in Brooklyn Thursday morning. This
mainly Siberian nominate form of BRANT is extremely rare in the northeast
and was well photographed as it fed on the ballfields with some Atlantic
BRANT this site just east of Calvert Vaux Park.

The young male KING EIDER was spotted Wednesday among the large raft of
Common Eider still around Shinnecock Inlet.

Lingering gulls include an ICELAND at Wolfe's Pond Park Tuesday and single
LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS reported today from Avalon Gardens in Stony Brook, at
Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton and at Montauk Point.

Following reports, the YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER from last Saturday at Pelham
Bay Park and at Connetquot River State Park today's front brought in a few
more with at least 2 in Central Park, 1 at Owl's Head Park in Brooklyn and
another sighting at Pelham Bay. Other recent additions to the local
warblers have included BLACK-AND-WHITE as of last Saturday and NORTHERN
PARULA today but decent numbers of LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES are also
appearing.

A CASPIAN TERN visited the Croton train station today.

The VESPER SPARROW found in Central Park's north end last Saturday was
still around Wednesday and 2 were seen at the Suffolk County Farm on Monday.

A surprising visitor to Central Park has been a BARN OWL roosting there
since Monday.

Among the recent migrants arriving in the area have been TRICOLORED HERON
at Little Reed Pond in Montauk this afternoon, BROAD-WINGED HAWK Wednesday,
CHIMNEY SWIFT today, BLUE-HEADED VIREO in Forest Park last Saturday and
more PURPLE MARTINS.

Lingering RED-NECKED GREBES include 2 in Gravesend Bay yesterday and 1
still on the Alley Pond Park Restoration Pond Wednesday.

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
call Tom Burke at (914) 967-4922.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

- End transcript

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