Date: 11/9/19 3:07 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 8 November 2019
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 8, 2019
* NYNY1911.08

- Birds mentioned
BROWN PELICAN+
PURPLE GALLINULE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

RAZORBILL
PARASITIC JAEGER
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Common Tern
EURASIAN WIGEON
KING EIDER
AMERICAN AVOCET
Long-billed Dowitcher
Purple Sandpiper
MARBLED GODWIT
American Oystercatcher
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Common Raven
Snow Bunting
Vesper Sparrow
LARK SPARROW
Orange-crowned Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT

- 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

Compiler: Tom Burke
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 8th
2019 at 8pm. The highlights of today's tape are PURPLE GALLINULE, PAINTED
BUNTING, BROWN PELICAN, WESTERN KINGBIRD, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED GODWIT,
EURASIAN WIGEON, KING EIDER, RAZORBILL, BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE, PARASITIC
JAEGER, LARK SPARROW, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and more.

Once again befitting its very unpredictable nature a PURPLE GALLINULE
appeared Saturday on Turtle Pond in Central Park. This immature
unfortunately only stayed there one day. Long enough to provide the park
with its second record following one back in 1928.

Late Sunday afternoon a female type PAINTED BUNTING was found near the
visitors center at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. After being pursued around
the parking lot for a couple of hours Monday morning the BUNTING flew south
and was not seen again.

An immature BROWN PELICAN continues its stay around the inlet to Montauk
Harbor actually seen today roosting with gulls on the lawn of the Coast
Guard Station and last Sunday 2 immature BROWN PELICANS were seen flying by
Coney Island Creek Park in Brooklyn with one noted at Coney Island Beach on
Monday while Tuesday also produced one out east along Dune Road.

Last Saturday 2 WESTERN KINGBIRDS were uncovered in and occasionally seen
simultaneously at Jones Beach West End. One or two were found daily from
Sunday at least through Thursday but we so far have no reports from today.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the large numbers of waterfowl gathering
there continue to feature a drake EURASIAN WIGEON usually at the south end
of the East Pond or near the Raunt. A few shorebird species remaining there
do include 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS still on Tuesday mixing with the many Greater
Yellowlegs at the pond's south end. Another AMERICAN AVOCET visited
Santapogue Creek in West Babylon Monday and Tuesday this site still
producing a couple of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS and yet another AVOCET was
also seen from a boat in the bay north of Lido Beach on Wednesday. Two
MARBLED GODWITS were still visiting the island off the Jones Beach West End
Coast Guard Station yesterday along with a large flock of AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHERS.

Last Sunday a female KING EIDER dropped down onto a grassy oval at parking
lot 5 in Robert Moses State Park and stayed for awhile and on Wednesday
another drake EURASIAN WIGEON was spotted on Long Pond in Sayre Park,
Bridgehampton.

Seawatching off Robert Moses State Park field 2 on Tuesday produced the
fall's first RAZORBILL, an adult BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE and 2 PARASITIC
JAEGERS. Other PARASITIC JAEGERS during the week included 2 noted off Jones
Beach Sunday and again yesterday and one cruising by Coney Island Beach
Monday. Lingering along the coast have been some LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
with 3 at Coney Island Beach Sunday as well as some ROYAL, FORSTER'S and
even some COMMON TERNS and various shorebirds including some arriving
PURPLE SANDPIPERS.

The YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Sayville last Saturday preceded one in Central
Park today while this week's warbler list was similar to last week's
including a few ORANGE-CROWNEDS.

A LARK SPARROW was seen in Heckscher State Park Wednesday and yesterday
while several VESPER SPARROWS included 2 each in Brooklyn's Calvert Vaux
Park and at Jones Beach West End Sunday and on Governors Island Wednesday.
Some NELSON'S SPARROWS coastally were joined by one reported from Central
Park last weekend. Some SNOW BUNTINGS have also arrived recently and
indicative of their dramatic increase in numbers in recent years a group of
9 COMMON RAVENS flew by the Fire Island Hawkwatch last Saturday.

To phone in reports 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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