NYSbirds-L
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4/25/17 5:37 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/25/17 1:48 pm Mike <mikec02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] 5 Lesser Black backed and 1 Iceland Gulls Now Heckscher SP (Suffolk Co.)
4/25/17 8:40 am <suefeustel...> [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. Now (Suffolk Co.)
4/25/17 5:50 am Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/25/17 5:34 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/24/17 8:19 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, NYC, & fresh migrants, Central Park, 4/24
4/24/17 5:59 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, April 25, 2017. "Warblers and their Songs" by Joe Giunta.
4/24/17 3:30 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/24/17 3:09 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes/Blue-headed Vireo and more
4/24/17 1:24 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Wild Bird Fund Clapper Rail release
4/24/17 1:16 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Monday April 24, 2017 - Red-breasted Nuthatch, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers
4/24/17 11:37 am Alan Wells <awells...> [nysbirds-l] Spring Birding at Doodletown, Bear Mountain State Park
4/24/17 8:49 am Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Audubon warbler
4/24/17 5:50 am Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> Re:[nysbirds-l] S. Nassau Canvasback
4/24/17 2:28 am Jay D <naturephotography7...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: April 24, 2017
4/23/17 4:46 pm Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...> [nysbirds-l] S. Nassau Canvasback
4/23/17 4:35 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday April 23, 2017 - Orange-crowned Warbler, Belted Kingfisher & Common Ravens
4/23/17 2:52 pm Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] Up in the sky
4/23/17 10:01 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, & Central Park, NYC 4/22-23 + extralim. Fieldfare in ME.
4/23/17 9:07 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Worm-eating Warbler
4/23/17 6:45 am Jane Ross <janefross...> [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis flying over in East Hampton
4/23/17 5:36 am Raina <twinroses1...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/22/17 8:57 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/22/17 7:08 pm Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
4/22/17 6:54 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] eagle over Cross County Center
4/22/17 6:52 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Pete Seeger Park, Beacon
4/22/17 5:11 pm Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...> [nysbirds-l] Elba and Montezuma Mucklands
4/22/17 2:27 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Saturday Apr. 22, 2017 - Wild Turkey, Northern Parula, Orange-crowned Warbler
4/22/17 1:21 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [nysbirds-l] Montezuma: B-n Stilt, pelicans, Little Gulls, Am. Golden-Plover, Eur. G-w Teal, Cattle Egret
4/22/17 1:02 pm Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker Correction
4/22/17 11:38 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
4/22/17 8:24 am Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush, Forest Park, Queens
4/22/17 6:28 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Cliff swallow brooklyn
4/22/17 5:44 am Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] Bridgehampton Cattle Egret
4/21/17 7:08 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 April 2017
4/21/17 5:29 pm Sandra Hunter <sandrakhunter...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane at Wainscott Pond and cattle egret at Mecox Dairy, Sufflok County
4/21/17 5:10 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday April 21, 2017 - more Yellow Warblers
4/21/17 12:14 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, Manhattan NYC 4/21
4/21/17 11:46 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/20 - new arrivals & migration
4/21/17 9:36 am Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. East Marina, Great River (Suffolk Co.)
4/21/17 9:20 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] Ramble, Central Park, New York, NY: Construction woes
4/21/17 8:18 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thursday April 20, 2017 -Yellow Warblers, Green Heron, etc.
4/21/17 7:36 am Home <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks
4/20/17 7:18 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thursday April 20, 2017 - Yellow Warblers & Green Heron
4/20/17 5:40 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Apr 2017
4/20/17 3:08 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
4/20/17 2:33 pm Jane Ross <janefross...> [nysbirds-l] Bridgehampton cattle egret AND Wainscott Sandhill Crane
4/20/17 12:32 pm Alissa <mililloa...> [nysbirds-l] Lido Prothonotary - Yes
4/20/17 9:57 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. East Marina, Great River (Suffolk Co.)
4/20/17 7:29 am Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret
4/20/17 3:50 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton train station
4/19/17 3:50 pm Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] The next spring overnight pelagic is coming!
4/19/17 2:38 pm Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - Lido: has been seen today?
4/19/17 2:05 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret, Manhattan 4/19; Maine USA Fieldfare + C.P./NYC
4/19/17 1:36 pm MICHAEL HIGGISTON <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] red headed woodpecker
4/19/17 9:48 am Felipe Pimentel <fpimente...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - Lido: has been seen today?
4/19/17 8:48 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] N Gannets
4/18/17 3:40 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egrets (first few of many more....?) & some other bird-news, 4/18 etc.
4/18/17 2:06 pm Todd Olson <gothamdweller...> [nysbirds-l] Bronx Zoo Kentucky Warbler
4/18/17 9:11 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Bonaparte' Gulls Croton RR Station Westchester.
4/18/17 8:38 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Clspper Rail at Oceanside
4/18/17 6:59 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl/Pine Warbler at feeder & more
4/17/17 6:27 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional Counties - 2 (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/17/17 4:56 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> Re:[nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret [] NYC 4/16-17
4/17/17 4:05 pm Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker
4/17/17 2:20 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/17/17 2:18 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Wed. April 19 - Dr. Edward Eden will present "Avian and Human Lungs: A Comparison"
4/17/17 2:03 pm Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Caspian Tern: Croton RR Stn
4/17/17 12:23 pm Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...> Re: [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret & Central Park, NYC 4/16-17
4/17/17 11:58 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret & Central Park, NYC 4/16-17
4/17/17 11:13 am Rob Jett <citybirder...> [nysbirds-l] STFL-no
4/17/17 10:59 am Carney, Martin <carneym...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler at Lido
4/17/17 9:16 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NO
4/17/17 7:35 am Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...> [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NO
4/17/17 5:56 am Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret
4/17/17 5:39 am matt klein <matt.klein...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - Lido
4/17/17 5:23 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Reminder: BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday April 18th 7PM
4/16/17 7:30 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Western Cattle Egret, Manhattan 4/16
4/16/17 4:39 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NO
4/16/17 2:00 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday April 16, 2017 - 3 Falcon Day
4/16/17 1:32 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park - mostly The Reservoir
4/16/17 12:56 pm <ruth.hyman...> [nysbirds-l] mystery bird would love feedback on my guess (revealed later)
4/16/17 11:39 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher BROOKLYN Update
4/16/17 10:02 am Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...> [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher BROOKLYN Now
4/16/17 9:25 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Lido Beach
4/16/17 7:08 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret in bridgehampton
4/15/17 6:38 pm Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egrets and the use of subspecies designations on eBird checklists
4/15/17 5:25 pm Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...> [nysbirds-l] South Fork LI: Cattle Egret
4/15/17 3:12 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Rough-legged, Prothonotary - Jones Inlet area
4/15/17 3:03 pm Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] Dueling Prothonotaries
4/15/17 12:50 pm Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Vireo - Oakland Lake - Queens
4/15/17 12:48 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Saturday April 15, 2017 - Orange-crowned Warbler & Blue-headed Vireo
4/15/17 11:52 am <joetf1973...> [nysbirds-l] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Hamburg, NY 4/13/17
4/15/17 9:10 am Adelia Honeywood <honeywood5...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret Friday, 4/14, Manhattan NYC
4/15/17 8:27 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton point park
4/15/17 8:22 am Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Boat-tailed Grackle in Pelham Bay Park
4/15/17 7:55 am Pat Palladino <dino1277...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary warbler - Lido Preserve - Nassau Co.
4/15/17 4:13 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - yes
4/14/17 5:37 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 14 April 2017
4/14/17 4:05 pm Mardi W. Dickinson <mardi1...> [nysbirds-l] Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle on BirdCallsRadio
4/14/17 4:00 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday April 14, 2017
4/14/17 12:58 pm Adrian Burke <aburke173...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Marine Park, BK
4/14/17 12:06 pm Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> [nysbirds-l] tricolored heron, indigo bunting, glossy ibis: East End
4/14/17 10:31 am Holly Sweeney <holran171...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Saratoga Springs, NY | Italy | Panama City Beach, FL | Niagara Falls | Greater Pittsburgh
4/14/17 9:19 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak
4/14/17 7:56 am Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Falls Reservoir, Westchester County, Red- necked Grebe
4/14/17 7:49 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret Friday, 4/14, Manhattan NYC
4/14/17 7:10 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Baldwin Park, Nassau Co
4/14/17 6:34 am Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] N Gannets
4/14/17 3:52 am Michael Yuan <mjyuan...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler, Marine Park, Brooklyn
4/13/17 7:53 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Red-necked Grebe was present this afternoon (April 13, 2017)
4/13/17 6:23 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Thursday, 4/13
4/13/17 6:06 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Apr 2017
4/13/17 5:12 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
4/13/17 12:59 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thursday April 13, 2017 - House & Winter Wrens, Warblers, R-h Woodpecker
4/13/17 12:03 pm <vanhaas...> <vanhaas...> [nysbirds-l] Trumpeter Swan
4/13/17 10:57 am Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] A Bald Eagle
4/13/17 10:08 am <vanhaas...> <vanhaas...> [nysbirds-l] Possible Trumpeter Swan at the Bashakill
4/13/17 9:23 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary warbler kings co.
4/13/17 8:30 am Zack <info2...> [nysbirds-l] Chelsea Cattle Egret YES
4/13/17 8:16 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler
4/12/17 10:22 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] "Bonnie rides", to and from Bohemia: Tax Day, 2017
4/12/17 3:21 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park- Vesper Sparrow
4/12/17 2:53 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] TEST
4/12/17 1:29 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Least tern
4/12/17 12:44 pm Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler in Brooklyn
4/12/17 12:08 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Short-eared Owl
4/12/17 11:45 am Peter Post <pwpost...> [nysbirds-l] TEST
4/12/17 11:43 am Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park- Vesper Sparrow
4/12/17 9:01 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Wed. 4/12 - Yellow-throated Warbler etc.
4/12/17 8:49 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Gull-billed Tern @ JBWR Queens Co.
4/12/17 8:17 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional Counties - 2 (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/12/17 5:08 am matt klein <matt.klein...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret NYC Chelsea!
4/11/17 5:02 pm Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday April 18th
4/11/17 3:46 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] Blue-Winged Teal, Alley Park
4/11/17 2:22 pm Stella Miller <stella.miller63...> [nysbirds-l] Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Public Nature Program
4/11/17 10:38 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Penn South Co-op (23rd-29th btwn 8th-9th Ave)
4/11/17 10:27 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret NYC Chelsea!
4/11/17 10:23 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel
4/11/17 10:11 am Krinsky, Robert <RKrinsky...> RE: [nysbirds-l] CATTLE EGRET
4/11/17 9:49 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Castle Egret on Manhattan
4/11/17 9:45 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Palm Warblers & more!
4/11/17 9:28 am Janet Zinn <bkbirdr...> Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Update Kings co.
4/11/17 9:13 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Tues., 4/11 - migration-ongu
4/11/17 8:20 am <fpimentel...> <fpimentel...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Update Kings co.
4/11/17 7:33 am Kellye Rosenheim <kellye.rosenheim...> [nysbirds-l] CATTLE EGRET
4/11/17 5:35 am <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Swan river - east patchogue
4/10/17 8:31 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC4/10, & Manhattan Pileated follow-up
4/10/17 5:52 pm leormand . <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Swan River Preserve - East Patchogue
4/10/17 2:28 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane pair back in Tupper Lake/more arrivals/migrants
4/10/17 1:35 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/10/17 1:32 pm Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel timber point east great river
4/10/17 12:59 pm Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> [nysbirds-l] Glaucous Gull on Central Park Reservoir
4/10/17 9:49 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull ++ Brooklyn NY
4/10/17 5:46 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Hermit Thrushes, Purple Finches, & more
4/9/17 7:32 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday April 9, 2017 Louisiana Waterthrushes, Common Loons & note on E. Whip-poor-will
4/9/17 2:45 pm Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> [nysbirds-l] East End report: continuing sandhill crane, and migrant arrivals
4/9/17 12:16 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Update Kings co.
4/9/17 10:34 am Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
4/9/17 10:30 am Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel in Massapequa (LI) continues
4/9/17 10:22 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] common bird, rare location: Manhattan Pileated WP report, 4/9
4/9/17 9:52 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] Ft. Tryon Park, Manhattan: PILEATED WOODPECKER
4/9/17 9:27 am Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...> [nysbirds-l] Little Blue Heron - Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk County
4/9/17 9:11 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: Major Update
4/9/17 7:44 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Black vulture near lake success nass co
4/9/17 5:49 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] New Croton Dam -- Croton on Hudson
4/9/17 5:04 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Prospect Park
4/8/17 7:45 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Indigo Bunting Manhattan NYC 4/8
4/8/17 6:44 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] LI Birding: Oak Beach: No Eared Grebe - Hempstead Lake: 5 sp. Swallow day
4/8/17 6:29 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat at JBWR
4/8/17 3:49 pm Dave Medd <dmedd906...> [nysbirds-l] Test
4/8/17 2:29 pm naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...> [nysbirds-l] Pink-footed Goose, Columbia Co
4/8/17 2:02 pm Dave Medd <dmedd906...> [nysbirds-l] PIWA Bedford hills ny
4/8/17 1:37 pm Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Gannet show Staten Island
4/8/17 1:00 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Saturday April 8, 2017 - 7 Black-crowned Night-Herons, L. Waterthrush, Common Raven
4/8/17 12:34 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Woodcock Walk at Croton Point
4/8/17 11:20 am John Mora <johnmmora...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel: Massapequa
4/8/17 11:12 am Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] American Woodcock Event of March 15-17.
4/8/17 9:53 am Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel: Massapequa
4/8/17 8:32 am Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - EVEN more woodcocks!
4/8/17 8:06 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel: Massapequa
4/8/17 6:26 am Tod Winston <twinston...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat at JBWR
4/8/17 6:17 am <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] Ytwa in Prospect kings
4/8/17 6:10 am Tod Winston <twinston...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat at JBWR
4/7/17 5:35 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 07 April 2017
4/7/17 4:08 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/7 - Orchard Oriole, Red-headed W.P., arrivals & lingerers
4/7/17 12:23 pm Richard Fried <rfried...> RE:[nysbirds-l] Upcoming Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
4/7/17 12:13 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Little Gull re-found Upper Lisle County Park Today 4/7/17
4/7/17 11:48 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park - North End, NYC - Friday April 7, 2017 - Louisiana Waterthrush - etc.
4/7/17 11:25 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Shared Locations (7-Apr-'17)
4/7/17 10:58 am Richard Fried <rfried...> [nysbirds-l] Upcoming Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
4/7/17 8:30 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> [nysbirds-l] Survivor--Northern Waterthrush at Southards Pond, Suffolk, LI
4/7/17 7:56 am Larry Federman <birderlarry...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Catskill Birding Weekend
4/6/17 10:31 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Photos of Little Gull Dorchester Park Broome County 4/6/17
4/6/17 7:50 pm Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn/Floyd Bennett/Gulls and Shorebirds
4/6/17 7:07 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 06 Apr 2017
4/6/17 6:51 pm Thomas Robben <robben99...> [nysbirds-l] Can you help April 9th LIS seawatches?
4/6/17 6:50 pm Curt McDermott <Curt...> [nysbirds-l] Catskill Birding Weekend
4/6/17 3:57 pm Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Fox Sparrows/Green-winged Teal & more waterfowl/Barred Owls & more
4/6/17 3:27 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Iceland & Lesser Black-backed Gulls @ FBF Kings co.
4/6/17 3:13 pm Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backs at Heckscher,Suffolk Co
4/6/17 3:01 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Little Gull Broome County- First County Record
4/6/17 2:48 pm Ken Thompson <kenlad01...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP, Suffolk LBB Gulls
4/6/17 2:45 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
4/6/17 2:01 pm Mike <mikec02...> [nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP, Suffolk LBB Gulls
4/6/17 3:58 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: New for 2 Counties (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/5/17 7:57 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/5 (expected migrants & lingerers)
4/5/17 7:38 pm <joetf1973...> [nysbirds-l] South Park Lake, Buffalo, NY
4/5/17 10:58 am Derek Rogers <drogers0031...> [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull - Sagg Main Beach (Suffolk)
4/4/17 4:23 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC 4/4 (slower)
4/4/17 12:47 pm Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> [nysbirds-l] Short Eared owl. Dune rd. Suff co.
4/4/17 10:15 am Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Birds
4/4/17 9:57 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Northern Shrike. Rockefeller Park Preserve. Westchester.
4/4/17 9:51 am Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] No. Shrike Rockefeller Park Preserve, Westchester.
4/3/17 8:38 pm Matthew Clements <nailhead...> [nysbirds-l] Tri-Colored Heron
4/3/17 8:11 pm Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - more woodcocks!
4/3/17 7:22 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/2 & 4/3: Monday migration; four warbler spp. & much more
4/3/17 1:45 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/3/17 12:52 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Monday April 3, 2017 - Highlights
4/3/17 8:01 am Jane Ross <janefross...> [nysbirds-l] FOS Tree swallows on Long Island
4/2/17 4:48 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Another Black Vulture report Broome Co. NY Town of Chenango.
4/2/17 4:15 pm syschiff <icterus...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Yard Bird (follow up)
4/2/17 3:09 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sunday April 2, 2017 - Common Loons, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Kinglets, etc.
4/1/17 4:02 pm Adelia Honeywood <honeywood5...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more
4/1/17 2:10 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: New for 2 Counties (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/1/17 1:07 pm Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...> [nysbirds-l] David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more
4/1/17 10:08 am Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...> [nysbirds-l] Queens American Bittern
4/1/17 8:58 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Pine Warblers
4/1/17 7:22 am <prosbird...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Prospect gos continuing kings
4/1/17 6:08 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Goshawk in Brooklyn
4/1/17 5:41 am syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Yard Bird
4/1/17 1:14 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
3/31/17 3:01 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/31
3/31/17 9:03 am isaac grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Thayers - No on Staten Island
3/31/17 5:53 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] First winter thayers gull at miller field 730 this am
3/31/17 1:35 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
3/30/17 4:16 pm Home <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks
3/30/17 3:03 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Apr/'17)
3/30/17 12:43 pm Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe Oak Beach
3/30/17 10:45 am Michael Zito <michaelzito...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Ross's Goose, Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream, Nassau - Yes
3/30/17 10:09 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Staten Island NYC Mew Gull NOT seen as of 8 a.m. Thurs.,3/30
3/30/17 9:58 am Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Ross's Goose, Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream, Nassau
3/29/17 4:38 pm syschiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
3/29/17 11:32 am Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Mew Gull follow up
3/29/17 11:05 am Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [nysbirds-l] Mew Gull Staten Island YES
3/29/17 10:57 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Mew gull Staten Island
3/29/17 10:57 am Mike <falecore...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Mew gull Staten Island
3/29/17 10:47 am peter paul <pepaul...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Mew gull Staten Island
3/29/17 7:39 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Mew gull
3/29/17 7:14 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> [nysbirds-l] Massapequa Goshawk
3/29/17 5:57 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Mew gull Staten Island
3/29/17 5:30 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Mew Gull - Staten Island
3/28/17 8:45 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/28
3/28/17 2:46 pm Tim Healy <tph56...> [nysbirds-l] Survivor: Lincoln's Sparrow edition, Bryant Park
3/28/17 1:54 pm Michael Britt <sootyshear...> [nysbirds-l] Goshawk musings
3/28/17 4:56 am Grover, Bob <rgrover...> [nysbirds-l] SW Suffolk Laughing gulls
3/27/17 6:55 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan "grail-bird;; & Central Park, NYC 3/26-27
3/27/17 2:40 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
3/27/17 7:07 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, March 28, 2017. "Native Plants for a Bird-friendly Habitat"
3/27/17 6:42 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> RE:[nysbirds-l] NNYBirds: Re: Bohemian Waxwings/Golden Eagle/Snow Buntings/Evening Grosbeaks and more
3/26/17 7:26 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> [nysbirds-l] Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY
3/26/17 7:24 pm Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Around the PLT Preserve, Peconic , LI, NY
3/26/17 5:38 pm Mickey Scilingo <mickey.scilingo...> [nysbirds-l] Winter Wren, Trumpeter Swans and some low flying hawks at Derby Hill
3/26/17 12:49 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [nysbirds-l] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
3/26/17 8:42 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull Forge River Suffolk Co LI
3/26/17 7:49 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Crossbills back edgewood
 
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Date: 4/25/17 5:37 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
The wiki pages for the Top 10 locations (singles and grouped) have been
reviewed for the 29 counties that currently have dedicated pages for
hotspots. The locations promoted to top 10 are highlighted green [preceded
with a plus (+) sign]. The site that was replaced still has a page
dedicated to it but is 'static' meaning it doesn't need monthly maintenance
except for the addition of new informational links. [These are preceded
with a negative (-) sign.]

*PUTNAM COUNTY <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Putnam>*
Croton Falls Reservoir--Stoneleigh Ave. overlook (75 spp.)
Wonder Lake SP (68 spp.)

*RICHMOND COUNTY <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Richmond>*
High Rock Park [2] (175 spp.)
Freshkills Park [5] (175 spp.)

Staten Island has been expanded to Top 10 plus 2 since High Rock Park,
Freshkills Park and Fort Wadsworth are so close in total species seen.

*SARATOGA COUNTY* <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Saratoga>
Saratoga Spa SP (135 spp.)
Hudson Crossing Park (134 spp.)

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Enjoy and let me know if you see any issues.

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Date: 4/25/17 1:48 pm
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] 5 Lesser Black backed and 1 Iceland Gulls Now Heckscher SP (Suffolk Co.)
2 adult and three first year LBBGulls in the rain pools along with a single first year Iceland. There are gulls along the roadway, so the actual count may be higher.

Mike Cooper
Ridge, LI, NY

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> On Apr 25, 2017, at 11:40 AM, <suefeustel...> wrote:
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> Being seen in marsh north of parking lot. Photos later on my Flickr site.
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Date: 4/25/17 8:40 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. Now (Suffolk Co.)
Being seen in marsh north of parking lot. Photos later on my Flickr site.

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Date: 4/25/17 5:50 am
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
Interesting on the RB Nut situation. I'm still leaving a small amount of
seeds out as our wintering pair is still around. Will they stay to breed?
The seeds will stay out as long as they're around. I too had 0 RB Gulls
during my outing on Sunday, covering plenty of varied habitat.
On Apr 25, 2017 8:35 AM, "Shaibal Mitra" <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:

> Red-breasted Nuthatch is an example of a species whose movements are
> particularly complex and difficult to understand. They breed over a vast
> area, and variable numbers of birds occupy essentially that entire area
> during the winter as well. But some birds move south, the proportion of
> which varies tremendously from year to year, and the distances covered by
> these migrants can be huge. Feeder watchers are in position to note the
> actual dates of departure of over-wintering individuals, which provides
> very useful information. In other similar cases, such as the departures of
> individual adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls from their wintering sites, our
> local winter residents seem to move out noticeably earlier than the peak of
> northbound migration (mid March vs. early April, in this example). My own
> impression of spring migration of Red-breasted Nuthatches on Long Island is
> that it occurs during May.
>
> There are multiple possible interpretations for this pattern. For
> instance, it is possible that the more southerly wintering birds are those
> that breed the farthest north, and that they migrate later accordingly.
> Another possibility is that residents that have been faithful to particular
> sites during the winter leave those sites well before they commence actual
> migration, perhaps wandering around the regional landscape for a couple of
> weeks when days lengthen and weather improves. Something of this sort seems
> to occur with feeder birds because there seems to be a pulse of detections
> of rare species each year around the March-April period when known
> over-wintering birds tend to vanish. In other words, rare (and other) birds
> that have been wintering unreported at feeders and in other favorable sites
> begin moving around and are more likely to be encountered by birders.
>
> On a related topic, I've noticed recently that adult Ring-billed Gulls
> have vanished from Long Island, and I didn't notice when this happened. My
> own last large counts were on 1-2 April, and all my recent records have
> involved SY and TY immatures, in small numbers. My feeling is that the
> arrival dates of warblers are pretty well covered, but when it comes to the
> departure dates of age classes of gulls, there's plenty of work to be done!
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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> Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:35 AM
> To: Larry Trachtenberg; Orhan Birol
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> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
>
> We have had an abundance of red breasted nuthatches this year to our yard
> feeders in Suffolk County. At least 4 individuals continue to visit daily.
> And then we have the occasional white breasted who visits about twice a
> week. Far more red breasted this year by us than ever before.
>
>
> On Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:57 PM, Larry Trachtenberg <
> <Trachtenberg...> wrote:
>
>
> Not sure if late as its been years since I have had them regularly until
> this year. But I also saw 1x at our feeders today. Two RB nuthatch (at
> least one seen) virtually every day I have been around to look since Oct.
> 19, 2016 which was first day last fall I noticed.
>
> L. Trachtenberg
> Ossining.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Apr 22, 2017, at 10:08 PM, Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...><mailto:
> <orhanbirol4...>> wrote:
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> Still showing at the suet feeder been around since November, rather late??
> Orhan Birol
> Shelter Island
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Date: 4/25/17 5:34 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch is an example of a species whose movements are particularly complex and difficult to understand. They breed over a vast area, and variable numbers of birds occupy essentially that entire area during the winter as well. But some birds move south, the proportion of which varies tremendously from year to year, and the distances covered by these migrants can be huge. Feeder watchers are in position to note the actual dates of departure of over-wintering individuals, which provides very useful information. In other similar cases, such as the departures of individual adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls from their wintering sites, our local winter residents seem to move out noticeably earlier than the peak of northbound migration (mid March vs. early April, in this example). My own impression of spring migration of Red-breasted Nuthatches on Long Island is that it occurs during May.

There are multiple possible interpretations for this pattern. For instance, it is possible that the more southerly wintering birds are those that breed the farthest north, and that they migrate later accordingly. Another possibility is that residents that have been faithful to particular sites during the winter leave those sites well before they commence actual migration, perhaps wandering around the regional landscape for a couple of weeks when days lengthen and weather improves. Something of this sort seems to occur with feeder birds because there seems to be a pulse of detections of rare species each year around the March-April period when known over-wintering birds tend to vanish. In other words, rare (and other) birds that have been wintering unreported at feeders and in other favorable sites begin moving around and are more likely to be encountered by birders.

On a related topic, I've noticed recently that adult Ring-billed Gulls have vanished from Long Island, and I didn't notice when this happened. My own last large counts were on 1-2 April, and all my recent records have involved SY and TY immatures, in small numbers. My feeling is that the arrival dates of warblers are pretty well covered, but when it comes to the departure dates of age classes of gulls, there's plenty of work to be done!

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch

We have had an abundance of red breasted nuthatches this year to our yard feeders in Suffolk County. At least 4 individuals continue to visit daily. And then we have the occasional white breasted who visits about twice a week. Far more red breasted this year by us than ever before.


On Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:57 PM, Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> wrote:


Not sure if late as its been years since I have had them regularly until this year. But I also saw 1x at our feeders today. Two RB nuthatch (at least one seen) virtually every day I have been around to look since Oct. 19, 2016 which was first day last fall I noticed.

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining.

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On Apr 22, 2017, at 10:08 PM, Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...><mailto:<orhanbirol4...>> wrote:

Still showing at the suet feeder been around since November, rather late??
Orhan Birol
Shelter Island
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Date: 4/24/17 8:19 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, NYC, & fresh migrants, Central Park, 4/24
Monday, 24 April, 2017
Manhattan, N.Y. City

A Western Cattle Egret is continuing on at the north side of West 28th St., between Eighth & Ninth Avenues, seen into this Mon. evening there. It’s been possible, for those that aspire to such, to include 3 egret species on a day & county list with the above, and from Central Park’s north end ‘fly-way’, sighting a Snowy as well as the far-more-frequent Great Egret, which is regular within the park as well. Snowy Egret can be seen on most days, with a bit of effort or by chance, mainly from points north of 100th St. & these egrets moving overhead, east-west & vice-versa. (this may also be observed from outside the park in a sort of east-west-east ‘corridor’ between very roughly 100th & 125th Streets in Manhattan, which clearly parallels an ancient route these waterbirds have known & are still able to utilize.) They are moving between points in the upper East River / westernmost LI Sound, & the New Jersey meadowlands region. In past years, the Snowy was a bit more of an occasional to near-regular drop-in visitor at the north end of Central Park; this seems to be less-regular in recent years. It’s possible they may still be seen doing so around dawn or dusk hours, however.

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On what some may have thought a ‘slow’ birding day, there were at least a few first-of-year sightings in various parts of Central Park, including the Ramble area, the north end, & elsewhere around the park as found by some careful observers. The lingering Wild Turkey was seen again today near the south edges of the park, and close to the Seventh Ave. park entrance there.

At least 7 species of warbler were present & these included a first-of-spring (in Central) Ovenbird, as well as Yellow Warbler, N. Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, modest numbers of Palm, many (35+, park-wide) Myrtle (a.k.a. Yellow-rumped), and Pine (one in north end) Warbler[s]. Also found in at least several locations were Warbling Vireo, another first-of-spring migrant here in Central, although that & Ovenbird have been found elsewhere, in N.Y.C., & in points north by now. A singing Rose-breasted Grosbeak was present late in the day in the Hallett Sanctuary at the south end of the park. Although (native) sparrow numbers were fewer than in recent days, there were still hundreds )park-wide) of White-throated, & numbers of Chipping, as well as some Field, Swamp, Song, & Savannah Sparrow[s] (latter near compost area) today. Some other migrants have been at least mentioned word-of-mouth, that might be first-of-spring for Central...

A Red-headed Woodpecker in bright plumage continues its lengthy stay, still in the area of the park just west of East 68th Street. It can require some patience to spot this bird, which has often been quite high in upper branches.

A Red-necked Grebe was still present on the reservoir, increasingly bright in plumage & quite late now, as we come into the last week of April. A very large group of observers, including students from the South Bronx, watched the grebe this mid-day. Much later on, another peaceful, quiet & inherehently-ethical birding group was seen, moving towards the Ramble, led by Gabriel Willow, among the many exemplary leaders who give walks for the NYC Audubon, or NYCAS.

Thanks to Ardith Bondi for the news on a rehabbed-&-released Clapper Rail, at the Loch in the n. end of Central Park. Thanks also to (among others), Erika Piik, Tony Gaszo, and Jordan Spindel, for individually noting some of the migrants in the park later on in the day. My own visits there included early morning, mid-day and near & thru end-of-day, in all parts of the park.

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"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?"
- Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)

good -and ethical- birding to all,

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Date: 4/24/17 5:59 pm
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society meeting - this Tuesday, April 25, 2017. "Warblers and their Songs" by Joe Giunta.

> The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030. All are invited, free of charge.
> Public transportation users: This location is a half-mile walk from the Manhasset LIRR station.
>
> Joe Giunta will present “Warblers and their Songs”
> Mr. Giunta, a native New Yorker, has been an avid birder in the NY region for over 25 years. He is the birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and has lead bird walks for many organizations including Nature Conservancy, NYC Audubon, and Brooklyn Bird Club. This presentation will emphasize warbler identification by vocalization.
>
> For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see www.northshoreaudubon.org <http://www.northshoreaudubon.org/> or https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Shore-Audubon-Society/140649732651861 <https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Shore-Audubon-Society/140649732651861>
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Date: 4/24/17 3:30 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- April 24 2017
*  NYSY  04.24.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 17, 2017 - April 24, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: April 24  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 17, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBECATTLE EGRETAMERICAN WHITE PELICANMUTE SWANEURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEALEURASIAN WIGEONBLACK VULTURESWAINSON’S HAWKGOLDEN EAGLEAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERBLACK-NECKED STILTLITTLE GULLAUDUBON’S YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     This was an all time week for Montezuma. BLACK-NECKED STILT was found at the Potato Building in the Mucklands on Thursday and continued in the area through Sunday although there is a second hand report it was seen today. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, one and occasionally two, were also seen in the Mucklands on Monday the 17th,Thursday, Friday and Saturday although again there is a second hand report it was seen in the area today also.Two LITTLE GULLS were also seen on the Mucklands on Tuesday, Saturday. One only was seen again today. Rare for the area MUTE SWANS were seen in the Mucklands and the Wildlife Drive throughout the week. An EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL. was again seen at the visitors center and at the Mucklands and it is thought there are two individuals. One was seen every day except Wednesday. One and sometimes twoTUNDRA SWANS were seen throughout the week at the Mucklands. A rare for April AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen at the Mucklands on Saturday only. and finally two EURASIAN WIGEONS were seen at the Mucklands during the week.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------
     After a slow start the BROAD-WINGED HAWKS showed up in force on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Sunday were 5,000 hawk days with Broad-wings being a large majority of the birds. In all 13,003 Hawks were counted this week. Other highlights were another SWAINSON’S HAWK on Friday, a GOLDEN EAGLE on Thursday and SANDHILL CRANES on Friday and Sunday.

Oswego County------------
     4/21: An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at the Oswego County Airfield on Howard road.4/24: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from South Daysville Road north and east of Mexico.

Cayuga County------------
     4/23: An AUDUBON’S or western form YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at the Sterling Nature Center.

Onondaga County------------
     4/18: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was again seen at Onondaga Lake near the Nine Mile Creek outlet. It was seen again on the 19th. A GREAT EGRET was also seen at the outlet of Nine Mile Creek.     4/20: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Onondaga Lake from Restoration Way in Liverpool.

Oneida County------------
     4/23: 2 BLACK VULTURES were seen on Gleasman Road in the Town of Ava.

Extralimital------------
     4/21: A CATTLE EGRET was found at the New York State Chiropractic College Campus in Seneca Falls. It was relocated on the 22nd. but not reported since.

Migrants this week------------
BLACK TERNYELLOW WARBLERBLACK and WHITE WARBLERCHIMNEY SWIFTEASTERN PEE WEE
                 -end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Date: 4/24/17 3:09 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes/Blue-headed Vireo and more
4/24/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)



My nicest feeder was on the ground this morning - a huge platform feeder on
a substantial pole. The ground-anchor section (thick metal) was broken -
there is only one animal capable of doing that! It appears the Black Bears
are awake. The pole was broken, but my feeder survived - and is now down
for the season!



I live very closely with Wild Turkeys and I have had a lot of opportunity to
observe their behavior - the males have very complex social groupings. The
local alpha male and his side-kick decided to peck my car again today. The
behavior becomes obsessive - I would convince them to leave and they would
come running back to peck the car again!



We've been hearing Barred Owls every night over our baby monitor.



4/23/17 Long Lake and Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.)



I observed the Tupper Lake Sandhill Crane pair around 2:30 p.m. yesterday
after a meeting. The marsh is still flooded, but there are enough areas
above water for them to forage now. I found one bird alone and as I watched
it, it took flight - flying a few hundred feet to its mate. Then it
trumpeted - beautiful! I drove Sabattis Circle Road in the morning and
found 2 Gray Jays - very stealthy (they are likely feeding young now). I
also heard a first-of-the-season Blue-headed Vireo. They seem quite late
coming back this year. There were many Ruffed Grouse along the road.



Joan Collins

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Date: 4/24/17 1:24 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wild Bird Fund Clapper Rail release
A Clapper Rail was released by the Wild Bird Fund today (April 24, 2017)
at 3:30 PM in the Loch in Central Park. This is just a heads up for
those birders who would like to know. The origin of the bird is unclear.
It was brought in to WBF by Animal Care and Control of NYC and they did
not note where it came from.

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Date: 4/24/17 1:16 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Monday April 24, 2017 - Red-breasted Nuthatch, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers
Central Park NYC
Monday April 24, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walk starting from Strawberry Fields at 9:00am, pre-walk birding starting at 8am.

Highlights: A slow day with Red-breasted Nuthatch, Field Sparrows, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Mallard - Lake & Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - nesting Shakespeare Garden, others at feeders
Herring Gull - flyover
Double-crested Cormorant - Lake
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - pair building a nest on the San Remo
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - Strawberry Fields
Blue-headed Vireo - south side of Turtle Pond (Bruno Boni)
Blue Jay - nesting at the Oven
Crow - silent flyover
Barn Swallow - 2 Turtle Pond
Tufted Titmouse - feeders
Red-breasted Nuthatch - feeders
House Wren - Strawberry Fields
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - stream south of Azalea Pond
American Robin - residents
House Finch
American Goldfinch - 10 total (Strawberry Fields, Ramble & Tupelo Field)
Palm Warbler - the Point
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2 (Turtle Pond & south side of Turtle Pond)
Eastern Towhee - female Strawberry Fields
Chipping Sparrow - 4 Strawberry Fields
Field Sparrow - 2 Strawberry Fields
White-throated Sparrow - fewer than on Sunday
Northern Cardinal - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair south side of Turtle Pond

In the Bronx at 6:30am this morning RDC observed an American Kestrel pair copulating at Rhinelander Ave. & White Plains Road (10462).

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/24/17 11:37 am
From: Alan Wells <awells...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Spring Birding at Doodletown, Bear Mountain State Park
Hi all,



For anyone planning a trip to Doodletown, Bear Mountain State Park this
Spring, please be aware of the following:



(1) On Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14 the North Face Endurance Challenge
foot race is being held at Doodletown. The race course takes runners up and
back along the main trails with numerous events taking place throughout the
day. Races will start at 5 AM and continue to 5 PM on both days. Up to
approximately 1600 runners may be expected. Parking during the event is
restricted to the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area with shuttle bus service to
Doodletown. (I am guessing that non-event participants will not be allowed
to park along Route 9W). Given that Doodletown is an IBA/BCA hosting several
listed species (Cerulean Warbler, Whip-poor-will, Timber Rattlesnake, among
others), it certainly seems imprudent to hold this event during such a
critical time period. While it appears to be too late to prevent the race
this year (objections have already been raised to PIPC), hopefully we can
prevent or schedule it for a less critical time period in the future.



(2) On Sunday May 21 (the following weekend!), the Gran Fondo New York bike
race is being held. A portion of the course follows Route 9W below
Doodletown. It is likely that, as last year, Route 9w will be closed for
much of the day. This closes all parking and thereby, for all practical
purposes, denies access to Doodletown during the period of road closure.





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Date: 4/24/17 8:49 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [OneidaBirds] Audubon warbler
For those hoping for a potential new species - maybe.

Rich Guthrie

Sent from my iPhone

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> Subject: [OneidaBirds] Audubon warbler
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>
> At Sterling Nature Center yesterday I had an Audubon Yellow Rumped Warbler in the stag horn sumac over by the dogwood ext. trail sign. Also there three blue-wing teal in dragon fly pond, they original were swimming in a small flooded brushy area just before you enter the woods to the heron trail. Ruby crown kinglets were singing like crazy as was white throated sparrows.
> Photos posted on Oneida birds fb page and on my ebird report.
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Date: 4/24/17 5:50 am
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] S. Nassau Canvasback
Canvasback location: Cow Meadow Park, Freeport. Apologies for the omission.
On Apr 23, 2017 7:46 PM, "Robert Berlingeri" <rjberlingeri...> wrote:

> This is a copy of my ebird report from today's outing regarding this
> unusual occurrence.....
>
> Very odd, and rare for this date. Other than 1 or 2 locations in
> North Nassau, Canvasback is now uncommon to rare in Nassau County,
> even in season. This individual apparently has been at this generally
> underbirded location for at least 2 weeks, and may have wintered here.
> Today, it was swimming in close company with a N. Shoveler pair on the
> fresh water pond near the parking area. It's presence was brought to
> my attention earlier in the week, so I gave it a go as the last stop
> of the day. My first thought was that this may be an injured bird,
> though after close examination I found this male to be in fine shape,
> seemingly happy, robust and preening. At no time did I observe it
> feeding. I'm curious to see how long this guy hangs around and if my
> assumption is correct regarding its health. This species is regularly
> missed on a number of our Marine Region CBC's in recent years, giving
> this record even more of an interesting twist.
>
> Bobby Berlingeri
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Date: 4/24/17 2:28 am
From: Jay D <naturephotography7...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: April 24, 2017
Where was the *Canvasback* seen in S Nassau Cty??

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:06 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest <
<nysbirds-l...> wrote:

> NYSBIRDS-L Digest for Monday, April 24, 2017.
>
> 1. Re: Red breasted Nuthatch
> 2. Glossy Ibis flying over in East Hampton
> 3. Worm-eating Warbler
> 4. Cattle Egret, & Central Park, NYC 4/22-23 + extralim. Fieldfare in ME.
> 5. Up in the sky
> 6. Central Park NYC - Sunday April 23, 2017 - Orange-crowned Warbler,
> Belted Kingfisher & Common Ravens
> 7. S. Nassau Canvasback
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Re: Red breasted Nuthatch
> From: Raina <twinroses1...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:35:54 +0000 (UTC)
> X-Message-Number: 1
>
> We have had an abundance of red breasted nuthatches this year to our yard
> feeders in Suffolk County. At least 4 individuals continue to visit daily.
> And then we have the occasional white breasted who visits about twice a
> week. Far more red breasted this year by us than ever before.
>
>
> On Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:57 PM, Larry Trachtenberg <
> <Trachtenberg...> wrote:
>
>
> Not sure if late as its been years since I have had them regularly until
> this year. But I also saw 1x at our feeders today. Two RB nuthatch (at
> least one seen) virtually every day I have been around to look since Oct.
> 19, 2016 which was first day last fall I noticed.
> L. TrachtenbergOssining.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 22, 2017, at 10:08 PM, Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> wrote:
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> Still showing at the suet feeder been around since November, rather
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> Subject: Glossy Ibis flying over in East Hampton
> From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:45:13 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 2
>
> 9:45 am Sunday: just saw 4 glossy ibis flying east over Georgica Cove. No
> mudflats available for them unfortunately since Georgia Pond was not opened
> this spring and water levels are high.
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> Subject: Worm-eating Warbler
> From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:07:22 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 3
>
> Arriving at Hempstead Lake State Park I received a reliable report of WEWA.
> After a little searching the bird was refound along the dirt path leading
> to the South Pond.
> Robert Proniewych
>
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>
> Subject: Cattle Egret, & Central Park, NYC 4/22-23 + extralim. Fieldfare
> in ME.
> From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:01:00 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 4
>
> Sunday, 23 April, 2017
>
> A Fieldfare has been lingering at the same area in the state of Maine,
> U.S.A. - quite a rare visitor to N. America; details & photos are in eBird
> and on that state’s list & other bird-forums.
>
> ————
> N.Y. City
>
> A Western Cattle Egret continues its now-lengthy stay on the north side of
> West 28th St., between Eighth & Ninth Avenues, in Manhattan’s (N.Y. City)
> Chelsea neighborhood into Sunday, April 23rd.
>
> - - - - - - -
> Central Park (Manhattan) has had visiting Wild Turkey previously, but the
> latest sighting[s] received a bit more attention. The species is a
> long-time resident in several locations less than 10 miles from Manhattan,
> and not too many years ago, was also resident (for some years) on
> Manhattan, esp. at locations at opposite ends, at Battery Park (south end
> of the island), and at Inwood Hill Park (north end of the island). Of
> those that have wandered about elsewhere in Manhattan, it’s often been
> suggested that those individuals may have used the Hudson river corridor,
> on the island’s west edge, to move south, &/or north, but this may have
> been only rarely observed. One was present in Central Park from at least
> Thursday 4/20, as found & reported then by Carolyn Smith in the park’s
> north end, & (presumed the same single individual) that bird has been
> working zig-zaggingly but steadily south, to the southern end of the park
> by Sunday morning. I was able to photograph the turkey at close range this
> Sun. morning & with no disturbance (one man sleeping on sunny lawn 10 yards
> away), thousands of tourists passing, seeming unaware of the very large
> bird just off several heavily-used paths & the park drive near its
> southwestern extremity. During the time I was observing & photo’ing, no
> one else was watching, and the turkey was feeding undisturbed by any
> activities, but that may have been just a short respite from a variety of
> “risks” a ground-feeding bird is going to encounter in a park such as this;
> on the other hand, as stated above, this species has been a city-resident,
> including within Battery Park, which sees millions of people per year (if
> not per month) passing thru.
>
> A Red-necked Grebe at the C.P. reservoir has also lingered; there is no
> way to accurately determine that this is the bird that was rehabbed & then
> released there, last winter. However, as the grebe lingers on & on, it
> seems plausible that it may not have the strength, or ability, to fly
> properly. If that’s so, hopefully it will be able to, with time. Otherwise,
> sightings of this bird might go on into & thru the summer.
>
> The Red-headed Woodpecker in bright plumage has continued at its usual
> area just west of East 68th St. in the park, often may be high in trees &
> sometimes requires a bit of patience to see.
>
> On Saturday 4/22, at Central Park, Wood Thrush was newly-noted by multiple
> observers, although a few birders had tentatively (word-of-mouth) reported
> this species as early as 4/20; in any case, the species was more-widely
> seen in multiple NYC parks, in at least several boroughs (counties) of the
> city, as of Saturday. It had also been found in a few other counties,
> farther north.
>
> Some of the same warblers & other typical mid-April migrants that have
> been in Central for days are still in some of the same areas as previously.
>
> - - - - - -
> "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and
> beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." -
> Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist,
> professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County Almanac" (1949),
> which has sold more than two million copies.
>
> peaceful -and ethical- birding,
>
> Tom Fiore
> manhattan
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Up in the sky
> From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:51:51 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 5
>
> As the American Crow nesting on a White Pine on my neighbor's property was
> escorting a Sharpie away one of the two Purple Martin scouts in my colony
> flew up and started dive bombing the Sharpie.
> Orhan Birol
> Shelter Island
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: Central Park NYC - Sunday April 23, 2017 - Orange-crowned
> Warbler, Belted Kingfisher & Common Ravens
> From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:35:28 -0400 (EDT)
> X-Message-Number: 6
>
> Central Park NYC
> Sunday April 23, 2017
> OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob., on bird walk starting
> from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am
>
> Highlights: Beautiful weather but slow birding with Orange-crowned Warbler
> & 5 other Wood Warbler species, Common Ravens overhead, and a cooperative
> Belted Kingfisher
>
> Canada Goose - 6 (4 Turtle Pond, 2 Lake)
> Mallard - small numbers Turtle Pond
> Mourning Dove - small groups in several locations
> American Coot - lone bird on the Lake near the Point/Oven
> Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Turtle Pond & flyovers
> Great Egret - 1 or 2 (fishing at Turtle Pond, Lake south of Oven)
> Green Heron - the Point
> Red-tailed Hawk - pair of adults cirling over west side
> Belted Kingfisher - female in Willow Oak at Turtle Pond dock
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Bow Bridge
> Downy Woodpecker - residents
> Northern Flicker - 2 Summer House
> Blue-headed Vireo - Riviera slope (Andrea Hessel)
> Blue Jay - residents
> Fish Crow - calling near the Point
> Common Raven - pair calling overhead near Bow Bridge
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Turtle Pond
> Black-capped Chickadee - Tupelo Field
> Tufted Titmouse - Summer House
> Red-breasted Nuthatch - seen at feeders (reported by many, photo by
> Bradley Kane)
> White-breasted Nuthatch - Tupelo Field
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5 (Turtle Pond (Sharon Kravitz), 2 Shakespeare
> Garden, Riviera slope (Alison Rea))
> Hermit Thrush - 2 or 3 between Tupelo Field and Gill Source
> American Robin - nesting
> House Finch - feeders (Suzanne Telsey)
> American Goldfinch - feeders & Upper Lobe
> Northern Waterthrush - singing at the Oven
> Orange-crowned Warbler - singing at Riviera (before walk), later at Bow
> Bridge (thanks to Doug Kurz)
> Northern Parula - Shakespeare Garden (Ally)
> Palm Warbler - 3 (1 Turtle Pond, 2 Point)
> Pine Warbler - 3 (first-spring female Turtle Pond, male & female
> Shakespeare Garden)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 (Shakespeare Garden (Carine Mitchell), Turtle
> Pond, Tupelo Field (Ally))
> Eastern Towhee - heard 2 locations
> Swamp Sparrow - Oven
> White-throated Sparrow - numbers down
> Northern Cardinal - residents
> Red-winged Blackbird - singing male at the Point
> Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 (2 males top of Point (Ally), male Turtle Pond)
> Common Grackle - residents
>
> Deb Allen
> For info on bird walks - www.birdingbob.com
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Subject: S. Nassau Canvasback
> From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
> Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:46:20 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 7
>
> This is a copy of my ebird report from today's outing regarding this
> unusual occurrence.....
>
> Very odd, and rare for this date. Other than 1 or 2 locations in
> North Nassau, Canvasback is now uncommon to rare in Nassau County,
> even in season. This individual apparently has been at this generally
> underbirded location for at least 2 weeks, and may have wintered here.
> Today, it was swimming in close company with a N. Shoveler pair on the
> fresh water pond near the parking area. It's presence was brought to
> my attention earlier in the week, so I gave it a go as the last stop
> of the day. My first thought was that this may be an injured bird,
> though after close examination I found this male to be in fine shape,
> seemingly happy, robust and preening. At no time did I observe it
> feeding. I'm curious to see how long this guy hangs around and if my
> assumption is correct regarding its health. This species is regularly
> missed on a number of our Marine Region CBC's in recent years, giving
> this record even more of an interesting twist.
>
> Bobby Berlingeri
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Date: 4/23/17 4:46 pm
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] S. Nassau Canvasback
This is a copy of my ebird report from today's outing regarding this
unusual occurrence.....

Very odd, and rare for this date. Other than 1 or 2 locations in
North Nassau, Canvasback is now uncommon to rare in Nassau County,
even in season. This individual apparently has been at this generally
underbirded location for at least 2 weeks, and may have wintered here.
Today, it was swimming in close company with a N. Shoveler pair on the
fresh water pond near the parking area. It's presence was brought to
my attention earlier in the week, so I gave it a go as the last stop
of the day. My first thought was that this may be an injured bird,
though after close examination I found this male to be in fine shape,
seemingly happy, robust and preening. At no time did I observe it
feeding. I'm curious to see how long this guy hangs around and if my
assumption is correct regarding its health. This species is regularly
missed on a number of our Marine Region CBC's in recent years, giving
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Date: 4/23/17 4:35 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday April 23, 2017 - Orange-crowned Warbler, Belted Kingfisher & Common Ravens
Central Park NYC
Sunday April 23, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob., on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am

Highlights: Beautiful weather but slow birding with Orange-crowned Warbler & 5 other Wood Warbler species, Common Ravens overhead, and a cooperative Belted Kingfisher

Canada Goose - 6 (4 Turtle Pond, 2 Lake)
Mallard - small numbers Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - small groups in several locations
American Coot - lone bird on the Lake near the Point/Oven
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Turtle Pond & flyovers
Great Egret - 1 or 2 (fishing at Turtle Pond, Lake south of Oven)
Green Heron - the Point
Red-tailed Hawk - pair of adults cirling over west side
Belted Kingfisher - female in Willow Oak at Turtle Pond dock
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Bow Bridge
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 2 Summer House
Blue-headed Vireo - Riviera slope (Andrea Hessel)
Blue Jay - residents
Fish Crow - calling near the Point
Common Raven - pair calling overhead near Bow Bridge
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - Tupelo Field
Tufted Titmouse - Summer House
Red-breasted Nuthatch - seen at feeders (reported by many, photo by Bradley Kane)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Tupelo Field
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5 (Turtle Pond (Sharon Kravitz), 2 Shakespeare Garden, Riviera slope (Alison Rea))
Hermit Thrush - 2 or 3 between Tupelo Field and Gill Source
American Robin - nesting
House Finch - feeders (Suzanne Telsey)
American Goldfinch - feeders & Upper Lobe
Northern Waterthrush - singing at the Oven
Orange-crowned Warbler - singing at Riviera (before walk), later at Bow Bridge (thanks to Doug Kurz)
Northern Parula - Shakespeare Garden (Ally)
Palm Warbler - 3 (1 Turtle Pond, 2 Point)
Pine Warbler - 3 (first-spring female Turtle Pond, male & female Shakespeare Garden)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 (Shakespeare Garden (Carine Mitchell), Turtle Pond, Tupelo Field (Ally))
Eastern Towhee - heard 2 locations
Swamp Sparrow - Oven
White-throated Sparrow - numbers down
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - singing male at the Point
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 (2 males top of Point (Ally), male Turtle Pond)
Common Grackle - residents

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Date: 4/23/17 2:52 pm
From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Up in the sky
As the American Crow nesting on a White Pine on my neighbor's property was
escorting a Sharpie away one of the two Purple Martin scouts in my colony
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Date: 4/23/17 10:01 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, & Central Park, NYC 4/22-23 + extralim. Fieldfare in ME.
Sunday, 23 April, 2017

A Fieldfare has been lingering at the same area in the state of Maine, U.S.A. - quite a rare visitor to N. America; details & photos are in eBird and on that state’s list & other bird-forums.

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A Western Cattle Egret continues its now-lengthy stay on the north side of West 28th St., between Eighth & Ninth Avenues, in Manhattan’s (N.Y. City) Chelsea neighborhood into Sunday, April 23rd.

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Central Park (Manhattan) has had visiting Wild Turkey previously, but the latest sighting[s] received a bit more attention. The species is a long-time resident in several locations less than 10 miles from Manhattan, and not too many years ago, was also resident (for some years) on Manhattan, esp. at locations at opposite ends, at Battery Park (south end of the island), and at Inwood Hill Park (north end of the island). Of those that have wandered about elsewhere in Manhattan, it’s often been suggested that those individuals may have used the Hudson river corridor, on the island’s west edge, to move south, &/or north, but this may have been only rarely observed. One was present in Central Park from at least Thursday 4/20, as found & reported then by Carolyn Smith in the park’s north end, & (presumed the same single individual) that bird has been working zig-zaggingly but steadily south, to the southern end of the park by Sunday morning. I was able to photograph the turkey at close range this Sun. morning & with no disturbance (one man sleeping on sunny lawn 10 yards away), thousands of tourists passing, seeming unaware of the very large bird just off several heavily-used paths & the park drive near its southwestern extremity. During the time I was observing & photo’ing, no one else was watching, and the turkey was feeding undisturbed by any activities, but that may have been just a short respite from a variety of “risks” a ground-feeding bird is going to encounter in a park such as this; on the other hand, as stated above, this species has been a city-resident, including within Battery Park, which sees millions of people per year (if not per month) passing thru.

A Red-necked Grebe at the C.P. reservoir has also lingered; there is no way to accurately determine that this is the bird that was rehabbed & then released there, last winter. However, as the grebe lingers on & on, it seems plausible that it may not have the strength, or ability, to fly properly. If that’s so, hopefully it will be able to, with time. Otherwise, sightings of this bird might go on into & thru the summer.

The Red-headed Woodpecker in bright plumage has continued at its usual area just west of East 68th St. in the park, often may be high in trees & sometimes requires a bit of patience to see.

On Saturday 4/22, at Central Park, Wood Thrush was newly-noted by multiple observers, although a few birders had tentatively (word-of-mouth) reported this species as early as 4/20; in any case, the species was more-widely seen in multiple NYC parks, in at least several boroughs (counties) of the city, as of Saturday. It had also been found in a few other counties, farther north.

Some of the same warblers & other typical mid-April migrants that have been in Central for days are still in some of the same areas as previously.

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Date: 4/23/17 9:07 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Worm-eating Warbler
Arriving at Hempstead Lake State Park I received a reliable report of WEWA.
After a little searching the bird was refound along the dirt path leading
to the South Pond.
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Date: 4/23/17 6:45 am
From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis flying over in East Hampton
9:45 am Sunday: just saw 4 glossy ibis flying east over Georgica Cove. No mudflats available for them unfortunately since Georgia Pond was not opened this spring and water levels are high.




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Date: 4/23/17 5:36 am
From: Raina <twinroses1...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
We have had an abundance of red breasted nuthatches this year to our yard feeders in Suffolk County.  At least 4 individuals continue to visit daily. And then we have the occasional white breasted who visits about twice a week.  Far more red breasted this year by us than ever before.


On Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:57 PM, Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> wrote:


Not sure if late as its been years since I have had them regularly until this year. But I also saw 1x at our feeders today. Two RB nuthatch (at least one seen) virtually every day I have been around to look since Oct. 19, 2016 which was first day last fall I noticed. 
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Date: 4/22/17 8:57 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
Not sure if late as its been years since I have had them regularly until this year. But I also saw 1x at our feeders today. Two RB nuthatch (at least one seen) virtually every day I have been around to look since Oct. 19, 2016 which was first day last fall I noticed.

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Still showing at the suet feeder been around since November, rather late??
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red breasted Nuthatch
Still showing at the suet feeder been around since November, rather late??
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Date: 4/22/17 6:54 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eagle over Cross County Center
I forgot to report an adult Bald Eagle over the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers a few days ago.  It was fairly low and heading towards LI.
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Date: 4/22/17 6:52 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pete Seeger Park, Beacon
I was up taking a walk at the Pete Seeger Park and adjacent  Folk Music Center which is next to the Beacon Metro North station and had a bedraggled female Red-breasted Merganser feeding near shore.  I don't usually see them along the Hudson River.  Nice place to see one in close.  This is the sight that a Slaty-backed Gull was briefly seen a few years back.
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Date: 4/22/17 5:11 pm
From: Willie D'Anna <dannapotter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Elba and Montezuma Mucklands
Betsy and I went back to the Elba Mucklands (Genesee County) this morning
and again, it was really nice. There are several flooded fields here that
are holding many ducks and shorebirds. As Steve Taylor has pointed out, the
drive in to the area on West Muck Road is a dirt road that is presently very
muddy in several spots. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive is strongly
recommended if you are going to drive in. Note that I am referring to
driving in on the west side of Rt 98 and on the north side of the big
drainage ditch, which crosses Rt 98. Alternatively, one could park at the
beginning of the road, next to Rt 98, and walk in. It's roughly a half mile
to the first flooded fields and well over a mile to where the road/trail
ends. Today, both species of yellowlegs and snipe were mostly on the north
side in the big field that is just before the "Dead End" sign. (The Dead End
sign is about a mile from Rt 98.) The Pectorals and Dunlin were on the south
side in the very flooded field that is just after the Dead End sign.
Specifically, there was a small area of mud and corn stubble sticking above
the water that was tucked up against the north side of that field and which
was difficult to see - that's where the Pecs and Dunlin were. The EURASIAN
WIGEON was in the very flooded field on the north side that is just after
the Dead End sign. The ducks were using these same fields plus others. A
scope is necessary to see most of these birds. We also had our first SPOTTED
SANDPIPER of the year here. Here is our eBird checklist:
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After checking the Elba Mucklands, we continued east to the Montezuma
Mucklands (Seneca and Wayne Counties). Whereas the Elba Mucklands were
really nice, the Montezuma Mucklands were a spectacle of nature, and well
worth the trip! Thousands of ducks here and a great variety of other birds.
The number of rarities that were found along a very short stretch of Rt 31,
from Rt 89 on the west to the Seneca River on the east was amazing!
Continuing birds today were two WHITE PELICANS, one BLACK-NECKED STILT, two
adult LITTLE GULLS, and reported by others, two EURASIAN WIGEONS, a COMMON
TEAL, and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. To check out most of the area, park at
the potatoes building on the north side of Rt 31. Look from there and also
walk east along the road to check out other wetlands. A scope is essential.
Here is our eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36172279



About eight miles south of the Montezuma Mucklands at the NY Chiropractic
College, a CATTLE EGRET continues.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/22/17 2:27 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Saturday Apr. 22, 2017 - Wild Turkey, Northern Parula, Orange-crowned Warbler
Central Park NYC
Saturday Apr. 22, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, Deborah Allen, m.ob., on bird walks starting from the Boathouse at 7:30 & 9:00am.

Highlights: On a murky morning with intermittent rain, we still had some good birds: Wild Turkey, Northern Parula, Orange-crowned Warbler (plus 5 other Wood Warbler species). Yes, the Wild Turkey originally reported at the Loch by Carolyn Smith on eBird Thursday, and spotted by David Barrett late Friday southeast of the Maintenance Field, turned up this morning near the Boathouse before the 7:30 walk.

Canada Goose - on eggs at Turtle Pond (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Mallard - not many - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Bufflehead - pair north end Reservoir (before walk)
Wild Turkey - Boathouse/Point (Bob & Deb 6:30am), Falconer's Hill (after lunch - thanks to Ryan Zucker & Jeff Ward)
Red-necked Grebe - WBF release SE Reservoir heading north 7:30am (Deb)
Mourning Dove - residents
Chimney Swift - 2 over Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward)
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Turtle Pond, plus flyovers
Green Heron - with orange legs at the Point (first noted today on 7:30 walk)
Black-crowned Night-Heron- Turtle Pond (Jeff Ward)
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 (San Remo (Carine Mitchell), 2 flyovers Castle (Jeff W.))
Belted Kingfisher - 1 or 2 (female in willows near the Riviera, flyover Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward))
Red-headed Woodpecker - first-spring at the Dene
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - female Tupelo Field (David Barrett)
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 2 or 3
American Kestrel - male high over the Maintenance Field (Carine Mitchell)
Blue-headed Vireo 3 (2 Tupelo Field (David Barrett), 1 Shakespeare Garden)
Blue Jay - residents (quiet at this season)
American Crow - flyover
Black-capped Chickadee - at least 3 (Turtle Pond, Upper Lobe, Feeders, Point)
Tufted Titmouse - very few but some singing
White-breasted Nuthatch - Point (Tom Ahlf)
House Wren - Shakespeare Garden (Tom Ahlf & Andrew)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 6 (3 Point, 1 Tupelo Field, 2 Shakespeare Garden)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10+ (4 Point, 2 Turtle Pond, 2 Shakespeare Garden, 2 Upper Lobe, Swampy Pin Oak)
Hermit Thrush - 4 or 5
Wood Thrush - west of Rock Wall (Drew)
American Robin - many, some nesting
Brown Thrasher - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
House Finch - 2 males at feeders
American Goldfinch - the Point (Peter Haskel)
Louisiana Waterthrush - Upper Lobe (Xander Vitarelli)
Northern Waterthrush - 2 (singing - Point/Oven & Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward))
Orange-crowned Warbler - the Point (7:30 walk), later at Upper Lobe (thanks to tweet from Kevin Topping)
Northern Parula - Upper Lobe
Palm Warbler - 4 at the Point
Pine Warbler - 3 along the south shore of Turtle Pond
Yellow-rumped Warbler - at least 8 (4 Point, 3 Turtle Pond, 1 Shakespeare Garden)
Eastern Towhee - at least 3 (male between Rock Wall and Upper Lobe, 2 males Reservoir (before walk))
Field Sparrow - 3 Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
Song Sparrow - Bow Bridge Island
Swamp Sparrow - 2 (Oven & Point - David Barrett)
White-throated Sparrow - still many
Northern Cardinal - residents
Brown-headed Cowbird - male & female south side Turtle Pond (Castle Walk)
Common Grackle - residents nesting

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Date: 4/22/17 1:21 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Montezuma: B-n Stilt, pelicans, Little Gulls, Am. Golden-Plover, Eur. G-w Teal, Cattle Egret
It got a little crazy in the Savannah Mucklands in Seneca County this
morning. From the potatoes building, the two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS
continued in the fields south of the road, the BLACK-NECKED STILT made a
few appearances while often flying off to the north out of view, two adult
LITTLE GULLS, one in close to full alternate hooded glory, one in more
basic plumage, showed up in the Bonaparte's flock close to the road. From a
bit farther east on 31, we were able to see two male EURASIAN WIGEON, one
on each side of the road, as well as a male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, a
DIFFERENT individual from the Eurasian Green-winged I found a few weeks ago
that was also present today at the Montezuma Visitor Center. Finally,
shorebirds making appearances included DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, both
YELLOWLEGS, and a rare-in-spring AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER that flew over the
potatoes building and landed out in front of the decoys. The plover was in
dull basic plumage, making it hard to pick out from the corn stubble. I
last saw it in flight with a yellowlegs flock at the west end of the
Mucklands. Finally, continuing high dabbling duck numbers and all three
swan species made for a spectacular (albeit chilly) stop. Full checklist
with a few documentation photos here:
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Dave Kennedy's CATTLE EGRET continued at the edge of the Chiropractic
College campus this morning at well:
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And Dave Nutter's group found two BLACK VULTURES along the shoreline north
of Frontenac Park in Union Springs earlier today, only one of which was
visible near the end of the point along the north side of the bay when we
made a quick stop on our way back down the lake:
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Who knows what else is out there! The Mucklands are looking prime for a
Ruff or other spring shorebird, and a Glossy Ibis must be somewhere in the
wetlands complex right now.

Jay

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Date: 4/22/17 1:02 pm
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker Correction
My apologies to birder Michael Waldron, who was with us when we observed the Red-headed Woodpecker today in Pelham Bay Park.
His name as not Michael Walter, as I reported.

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Date: 4/22/17 11:38 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red-headed Woodpecker, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
This Red-headed was intent on occupying a cavity where a Red-bellied Woodpecker was already inside. He continued to drum inches away from her cavity and she poked out her head every so often. The male Red-bellied eventually came by and chased the Red-headed away but he was persistent and returned again in a few minutes. This happened several times.
We watched the drama for about 20 minutes, fascinating.


To find the bird, walk up the path from the Orchard Beach parking lot, Bronx. The path is located on the NE corner and goes to Hunter Island.
As you proceed up the hill look for a path to your right and a cylindrical trash container. Continue up the hill about 20 feet more and look on your left for a tree wth woodpecker cavities.

For those who knew about the GH Owl nest on Hunter Island, the three owlets have all fledged.

The Red-headed Woodpecker was also seen by Bronx Brendan Keogh and another birder we met on the trail, Michael Walter.
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Date: 4/22/17 8:24 am
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush, Forest Park, Queens


Currently at waterhole. Also Rusty Blackbirds.


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Date: 4/22/17 6:28 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cliff swallow brooklyn
Cliff swallow on prospect park lake. Found on BBC Walk.

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Date: 4/22/17 5:44 am
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridgehampton Cattle Egret
The previously reported Cattle Egret is still present , atop the metal structure in the cattle field, Mecox Rd and Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton.
A Glaucous Gull is also present, in the field to the east of the cattle field.
Happy Earth Day-
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Date: 4/21/17 7:08 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 21 April 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 21, 2017
* NYNY1704.21

- Birds mentioned
RUFF+
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

CATTLE EGRET
Green Heron
Rough-legged Hawk
SANDHILL CRANE
Razorbill
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Black Skimmer
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Lincoln's Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

- Transcript

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electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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

To report sightings call:
Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day)
Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island)

Compiler: Tom Burke, 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 21st 2017
at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, RUFF,
SANDHILL CRANE, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, KENTUCKY
WARBLER, BLUE GROSBEAK, CATTLE EGRET and Spring migrants.

Certainly spectacular was an adult SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER found midday
last Sunday at Drier-Offerman Park in Brooklyn. This nicely plumaged
individual moving around the fence line there before disappearing in the
late afternoon not to be seen again.

Also exceptional was a breeding plumaged RUFF spotted Thursday morning in
the marsh around the East Marina at Timber Point. Sporting a black ruff
this individual was not relocated after flying northward that afternoon but
then reappeared at the same location this morning.

Also notable was the SANDHILL CRANE still at Wainscott Pond today as viewed
from Wainscott Main Street.

Among the more unusual Spring warblers a PROTHONOTARY found back on the
12th was at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center at least to Saturday
and a second also found Saturday was still present today at the Lido Beach
Passive Nature Area located on the north side of Lido Boulevard west of the
loop causeway. This preserve also produced an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER last
weekend and another ORANGE-CROWNED was seen around the Ramble in Central
Park up to Thursday. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was spotted Sunday morning
at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn and a KENTUCKY WARBLER was reported on
the Bronx Zoo property Tuesday. Other arriving warblers this week included
OVENBIRD and WORM-EATING from Saturday, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH Monday and
BLUE-WINGED, NASHVILLE, YELLOW and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT Thursday.

Other passerines appearing locally this week featured EASTERN KINGBIRD
Tuesday, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO Saturday, ORCHARD ORIOLE Tuesday and
BALTIMORE ORIOLE Wednesday, LINCOLN'S SPARROW Tuesday, SCARLET TANAGER
Monday and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK Thursday. A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen again
Monday and Wednesday at Jones Beach West End.

A CATTLE EGRET from last week was still present today in lower Manhattan in
grassy areas on the north side of 28th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
A second CATTLE EGRET appeared at the Mecox dairy in Bridgehampton last
Saturday and was still in that area today in the pastures along Mecox Road
and Halsey Lane.

Single CASPIAN TERNS this week were seen at Croton Point Monday, Mecox Bay
Thursday and today at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn where 2 BLACK SKIMMERS
appeared Monday.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was at Brighton Beach Brooklyn Sunday and ICELAND GULLS in
Brooklyn featured one around the Hudson Piers Monday and Thursday and one
at Plumb Beach Sunday.

Other arrivals include a GREEN HERON last Saturday and COMMON TERN out east
on Long Island Tuesday. Late was a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK noted along the loop
causeway last Saturday. RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS this week included one
continuing in Central Park just west of East 68th Street, one at Sunken
Meadow State Park to Wednesday and 2 at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter
Island.

A boat trip last Saturday to the continental shelf south of Shinnecock
counted about 66 RAZORBILLS.

To phone in reports weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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

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Date: 4/21/17 5:29 pm
From: Sandra Hunter <sandrakhunter...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane at Wainscott Pond and cattle egret at Mecox Dairy, Sufflok County
Both birds seen today at about 2:45. The crane was flapping its wings at the edge of the pond in a direct line out from the No Trespassing sign.The egret was right beside a cow and then flew across the street to perch on a fence and raise its crest.

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Date: 4/21/17 5:10 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday April 21, 2017 - more Yellow Warblers
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday April 21, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob., on bird walk starting from the Conservatory Garden at 9am.

Highlight: 3 Yellow Warblers, Chipping Sparrows.

Wood Duck - male Meer
Gadwall - pair Meer
Mallard - 5 Meer + Indian Runner Duck (domestic Mallard)
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Meer
Great Egret - 2 (flyover & Meer)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover
Red-bellied Woodpecker -residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - female Children's Glade
Downy Woodpecker - friendly bird at Loch
Northern Flicker - 3
Blue-headed Vireo - below Fort Clinton
Blue Jay - residents
Crow - 2 together (pair?) with nesting material (flyovers)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Meer
Black-capped Chickadee - Loch
Tufted Titmouse - 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4 Loch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Loch & Great Hill)
Hermit Thrush - 4 (Xander Vitarelli)
American Robin - residents
Yellow Warbler - 3 Loch
Palm Warbler - 2 Loch (the usual subspecies "Yellow")
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10-12 (3 Meer Island, 2-4 elsewhere on Meer, 5 Loch)
Eastern Towhee - 2 or 3 (both sexes)
Chipping Sparrow - 25 Blowdown south of Great Hill
Swamp Sparrow - 3 (2 Loch, 1 Pool)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - male & female Meer
Brown-headed Cowbird - female
Common Grackle - 10

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/21/17 12:14 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret, Manhattan NYC 4/21
A Western Cattle Egret continues on this Friday, April 21 in Manhattan (N.Y. City) at the n. side of W. 28th St., between Eighth & Ninth Ave’s.; around mid-day today the egret was not looking so well and was somewhat hunkered-in at an edging to freshly-plowed dirt, perhaps sheltering from a chill wind.

Brief stops at several midtown parks did not show a great many or variety of migrants, but there were a few. Some, & possibly many, of Thursday’s migrants at Central Park seem to have moved on again. A Red-necked Grebe was still present on the Central Park reservoir today.

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"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), U.S. wildlife biologist, conservationist, professor, author, best known for his book "A Sand County Almanac" (1949), which has sold more than two million copies.

Good -and ethical- birding,

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Date: 4/21/17 11:46 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/20 - new arrivals & migration
Thursday, 20 April, 2017 -
Central Park & elsewhere, Manhattan, N.Y. City

An interesting overnight & day of observed migration, with a number of apparently-new for 2017 arrivals to Central Park, & perhaps new to Manhattan this year as well. Among these newest migrant arrivals are:

Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs (a vocal fly-over only as far as known, early morning in n. end by the Meer), E. Kingbird (Meer), & at least singletons of (at least) these warblers - Blue-winged Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Prairie Warbler, & Common Yellowthroat, with multiples of the following warbler species: Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, as well as species seen in the multiple previously: Black-and-white Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, & many Palm and Myrtle (a.k.a. Yellow-rumped) Warblers….

Also apparently new to Central just today was Rose-breasted Grosbeak, & I’ve heard of 2 “orioles” mentioned which may have been of either expected species, but sounded to me like female & young male Orchard were being described.

In addition to above were Pine Warbler, more House Wrens, many Yellow-shafted Flickers, at least a few Chimney Swifts, & a nice assortment of at least 7 sparrow species (Field, Chipping, Savannah, Swamp, Song, White-throated, & still a now-late [Red] Fox Sparrow) plus many new E. Towhee arrivals, and a number of Rusty Blackbirds in high plumage (some with barely a tint of rust remaining, most not - up to seven of this usually-uncommon in Central species).

There was also a pretty good further push of Hermit Thrush and with that, some of the calls made (of ID, that is: ‘proposed' identifications) for other Catharus-genus thrush species, besides Hermit, which may or may not be quite here just yet. There was a good mix of other species arriving, as well as some movement to be detailed later or the next day.
…….
I also had a fairly short run thru some of the downtown (lower Manhattan) small parks & church yards, & while I did not find any extraordinary birds in them, there were migrants, more so at Battery Park City Park as distinct from Battery Park itself; I did not stop off at West 28th St. to check up on the status (yes/no) of a Manhattan Cattle Egret so far today.

There is ongoing activity with the not-so-cool weather & insect activity, so an after-work look for those who can (and for any sorts of migrants, in the region) may be at least somewhat productive. Red-headed Woodpecker, & Red-necked Grebe: each in same places as they’ve been in C.P. for some time now, and details later or next day.

Thanks to many of the ethical & responsible birders in Central, those who respect the birds & their other observers.

Tom Fiore
manhattan


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Date: 4/21/17 9:36 am
From: Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. East Marina, Great River (Suffolk Co.)
The Ruff is at the timber point east marina now.


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> On Apr 20, 2017, at 12:56 PM, Ken Feustel <feustel...> wrote:
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> This morning about 9:30AM a Ruff was observed in the marsh northeast of the boat dock at Timber Pt. Marina. While calling birders about the observation the bird flew east and landed in the marsh north of the marina parking lot. Despite extensive searching it had not been relocated as of 11:30AM. The bird in question is a breeding male with a black ruff. The white underwings were prominently displayed in flight. Good luck if you go -
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Date: 4/21/17 9:20 am
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ramble, Central Park, New York, NY: Construction woes
Hi all,
FYI. If you a planning a trip to Central Park for Spring migration birding,
you should know that some areas of the Ramble will be closed for
construction. In the last week we have received updated information about
the progress and delays of the project.

See this page with the details of which parts are currently are closed, and
which parts that will be fenced off in the coming weeks.

http://linnaeannewyork.org/news/news/20170407-Ramble-construction-phase-2.html

During weekdays it is sometimes noisy with heavy machinery in use and this
will probably continue through the month of May.

If you want to make comments about this work, send them directly to the
Central Park Conservancy.



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Date: 4/21/17 8:18 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thursday April 20, 2017 -Yellow Warblers, Green Heron, etc.
Central Park NYC
Thursday April 20, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, et al on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

HIghlights: Yellow Warblers at 2 locations, Louisiana Waterthrush, & Green Heron.

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Gadwall - male Turtle Pond
Mallard - 5+ Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - 2 Turtle Pond
Green Heron - with orange legs - Point near the Boathouse
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Crow - flyover Pinetum
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee - feeders
Tufted Titmouse
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Point & elsewhere - David Barrett)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10
Hermit Thrush - 2 or 3
American Robin
American Goldfinch - some singing
Louisiana Waterthrush - the Point
Yellow Warbler - 2 (Point & Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler - 9 (5 Turtle Pond & 4 at the Point)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 13 (7Turtle Pond, 6 the Point)
Eastern Towhee - 3 to 5
Chipping Sparrow - Sparrow Rock
Field Sparrow - sparrow Rock
Song Sparrow - pair island at Bow Bridge
Swamp Sparrow - 3 Turtle Pond
White-throated Sparrow - more today
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - feeders
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1 or 2
Common Grackle

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Date: 4/21/17 7:36 am
From: Home <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks
One more woodcock during Gabriel Willow's walk Thursday evening hiding in daffodil patch in the southeast corner perpendicular to garden shed and Gertrude Stein statue. Also the FOS warblers- yellow rumps high in the London Plane trees on the south side.
Happy city birding.
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Date: 4/20/17 7:18 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thursday April 20, 2017 - Yellow Warblers & Green Heron
Central Park NYC
Thursday April 20, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, et al, on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.


Highlights: Yellow Warblers & Green Heron

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond
Wood Duck - male Turtle Pond
Gadwall - male Turtle Pond
Mallard - 5+ Turtle Pond
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - 2 Turtle Pond
Green Heron - the Point near the Boathouse
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10 throughout
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Point & elsewhere - David Barrett))
Hermit Thrush - 2 or 3
American Goldfinch - Pinetum, etc, some singing
Louisiana Waterthrush - the Point
Yellow-Warbler - 2 (Turtle Pond & the Point)
Palm Warbler - 9 (5 Turtle Pond, 4 on the Point)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 13 (7 Turtle Pond, 6 on the Point)
Eastern Towhee - 3 to 5
Chipping Sparrow - Sparrow Rock
Field Sparrow - Sparrow Rock
Song Sparrow - pair island at Bow Bridge
Swamp Sparrow - 3 Turtle Pond
White-throated Sparrow - more today
Red-winged Blackbird - feeders
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1 or 2
Common Grackle


My apologies for the late report, an earlier post did not go through. Thanks to David Barrett for calling my attention to a Wild Turkey at the Loch reported on ebird this evening.

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/20/17 5:40 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Apr 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/20/2017
* NYBU1704.20
- Birds mentioned

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AMER. WHITE PELICAN
LEAST SANDPIPER
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Sandhill Crane
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
House Wren
Palm Warbler
Purple Finch

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/20/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received April 13 through
April 20 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

April 17, on Chautauqua Lake in the Southern
Tier, three AMER. WHITE PELICANS in the south
basin, off Greenhurst.

Also the 17th, in the Elba mucklands, north of
Batavia, an early LEAST SANDPIPER with 30
GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
plus 2 SANDHILL CRANES and numbers of NORTHERN
PINTAILS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL.

HOUSE WRENS were reported at two locations this
week. And in a Wilson yard on Lake Ontario,
PALM WARBLER and a high count of 30 PURPLE
FINCHES.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 27. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 4/20/17 3:08 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Chenango County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Chenango>*
Red-necked Grebe (13-Apr-2017)
Little Gull (13-Apr-2017)

*Hamilton County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Hamilton>*
Black-crowned Night-Heron (27-Sep-2003)

*Sullivan County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Sullivan>*
Trumpeter Swan (12-Apr-2017)

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Date: 4/20/17 2:33 pm
From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bridgehampton cattle egret AND Wainscott Sandhill Crane
Around 3:15 this afternoon : happily found both the Cattle Egret (at the Mecox/Halsey Land farm being nudged along by two helpful cows) and the Sandhill Crane which remains at Wainscott Pond, easily viewed from Wainscott Main Street (just opposite the Chapel, beyond the very clear Private Property / No Trespassing sign.




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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret

Being seen in Mecox at Mecox ave and Halsey this morning
Mike Higgiston

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Date: 4/20/17 12:32 pm
From: Alissa <mililloa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lido Prothonotary - Yes
I saw and heard it today at various spots along the Wetland trail at Lido Preserve. I last saw it at around 3 pm. Didn't see the Prairie or Orange-crowned Warblers.

Alissa Milillo
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Date: 4/20/17 9:57 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ruff at Timber Pt. East Marina, Great River (Suffolk Co.)
This morning about 9:30AM a Ruff was observed in the marsh northeast of the boat dock at Timber Pt. Marina. While calling birders about the observation the bird flew east and landed in the marsh north of the marina parking lot. Despite extensive searching it had not been relocated as of 11:30AM. The bird in question is a breeding male with a black ruff. The white underwings were prominently displayed in flight. Good luck if you go -

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Date: 4/20/17 7:29 am
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret
Being seen in Mecox at Mecox ave and Halsey this morning
Mike Higgiston

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Date: 4/20/17 3:50 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton train station
Despite high water there were 3 Bonaparte's gulls swirling in water behind croton train station about 6:30 this a.m., moving towards but none close to full breeding plumage. Noticeably smaller than ubiquitous ring billed gulls.

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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Date: 4/19/17 3:50 pm
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] The next spring overnight pelagic is coming!
It's that time of year again New York birders! Time for some great
overnight ocean birding. The first overnight pelagic of the year will be
leaving from Brooklyn on June 4. We'll steam out into the deep, and hope to
see a slew of pelagic birds that can essentially only be seen in the region
if you are offshore.

This is the best time of year to see South Polar Skua, and we had 6 (!!) on
our last spring overnight, in 2015. We also had Long-tailed Jaeger,
Pomarine Jaeger, multiple Arctic Terns, Audubon's Shearwaters, and Manx
Shearwaters, over 20 Leach's Storm-Petrels, and hundreds each of Sooty and
Cory's Shearwater. It was also a great non-bird trip, with breaching
Basking Shark, Risso's, Common, and Offshore Bottlenose Dolphin, Several
great looks at Mola Mola, Blue Shark, and 25+ Portuguese Man O' War.

In addition to these, it is a fairly good time of year to see Phalaropes,
and there are always good home run possibilities, since this is the time
window when the pelagic trips off Cape Hatteras get the majority of their
rarities (such as Bermuda Petrel, European Storm-Petrel etc.), and the only
New York State record of Yellow-nosed Albatross was from a late May pelagic
trip.

Here are a couple of photo galleries from the 2015 overnight to whet your
appetite:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29840397@N08/albums/72157653910596566

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103866258@N08/sets/72157653758717610


We leave the dock at 8 PM on Sunday June 4, and will return around 6 PM the
following evening.

We do this in order to maximize our time in the deep waters where the more
unusual and pelagic animals are likely to be.

It is now fairly easy to sign up for these trips on the website, at this
link:

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Date: 4/19/17 2:38 pm
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - Lido: has been seen today?
2 ebird reports from today, still present

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Felipe Pimentel <fpimente...>
wrote:

> I have been reading E-bird postings but I have not seen any posting about
> Lido beach preserve for today (4-19-17). Any sighting of the Prothonotary
> warbler today?
>
> Thanks for any update,
>
> FP
>
>
>
> On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:38 AM, matt klein <matt.klein...>
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','<matt.klein...>');>> wrote:
>
> Present along with a couple of prairie warblers. No sign of the orange
> crowned as of yet.
>
> ... to be continued.
>
> On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
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Date: 4/19/17 2:05 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret, Manhattan 4/19; Maine USA Fieldfare + C.P./NYC
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 -

A Western Cattle Egret (as very thorougly explained and illuminated for this list recently by Angus Wilson, the expected taxon of Cattle Egret in this part of the world generally, and by details of this individual’s appearance as well) is lingering to at least mid-day today in Manhattan, N.Y. City, at the north side of West 28th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Ave’s. - it may be somewhat mobile but this is not a difficult area to scan, a linear strip of green-space.

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In the state of Maine, U.S.A., a FIELDFARE has been found & well-photographed; the latest news of that in reports to that state’s bird-list & on eBird, and likely in other media forums. For the Maine-iacs (a term used in friendly fashion by state-of-Maine folks) this is a pretty decent week, with a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, a Vermillion Flycatcher, & now a Fieldfare in short order…!


In Central Park, Manhattan (NYC) an Orange-crowned Warbler has been lingering at & around The Point in the southmost end of the Ramble area. There is some news on construction which has kept one section of the Ramble’s wooded stream (known as The Gill) closed to birders and to all of the public so far this year: the construction-work is at least a bit delayed, and the re-opening of this area will not be this week as had been intended & anticipated; it is hoped that a new date next week will be set & announced for the re-opening of this rather central portion of the Ramble, which latter is generally the best-known birding section in all of Central Park. Paths surrounding the construction zone, & within the Ramble, are all open as they have been, and birders have been using those paths & finding birds from them.

Also still present in Central Park is the long-lingering Red-headed Woodpecker, in bright plumage, found in an area just west of East 68th St., within the park, often visible from the first path parallel with Fifth Ave. that is inside the park & runs south from a flagople and circle by the park entry at East 69th Street. This woodpecker can be very high in trees at times, & may require a bit of patience to see. It also may take off for a breeding or summering location any day of the next few weeks. There are a few records for the species lingering into May, sometimes well into May, but more often moving on by or before the first week in May at this particular inner-urban park.

And, still present as well is a Red-necked Grebe on the C.P. Reservoir, this individual seen sleeping at one point & also feeding; this is getting to be rather late as a lingerer, but on an assumption it is the bird which was rehabbed & then relaesed here in winter, we may continue to find the grebe ongoing at the reservoir into the summer; time will tell. It does seem to feed & is swimming & diving well, but as to how well it is able to fly…[?]

Peaceful & ethical birding,

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Date: 4/19/17 1:36 pm
From: MICHAEL HIGGISTON <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] red headed woodpecker
The red headed WP was seen this morning around 8:30 in Sunken Meadow
SP.   We were lucky as the bird was very quiet and remain perched in one
place for about 15 min. 

Directions:
The main road into SMSP includes a bridge.  at the end of the bridge,
there is a road, Naples Road, that leads to the golf course.  Park in
lot immediately to the right.  Follow Naples Road (it is so marked at
the intersection) until you pass the closed parking lot.  continue until
you see the first lightpole on your left.  About 10 feet before this
pole, you'll see a chain hanging from 2 trees.  That's the trailhead. 
Take the (winding) trail about quarter mile until you come to a dried
out sandy streambed.   Go up the other side and look for the WP on the
right side of the trail.

Thanks to Jim Osterlund, Suzy Feustal, Peter Reisfeld for helpful
directions and to Vinny Pellegrino for finding the WP.

Mike Higgiston

 



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Date: 4/19/17 9:48 am
From: Felipe Pimentel <fpimente...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - Lido: has been seen today?
I have been reading E-bird postings but I have not seen any posting about Lido beach preserve for today (4-19-17). Any sighting of the Prothonotary warbler today?

Thanks for any update,

FP



On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:38 AM, matt klein <matt.klein...><mailto:<matt.klein...>> wrote:

Present along with a couple of prairie warblers. No sign of the orange crowned as of yet.

... to be continued.

On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...><mailto:<deepseagangster...>> wrote:



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Date: 4/19/17 8:48 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] N Gannets
Hi Rick and all,

Regarding recent Northern Gannet activity on Long Island, Pat and I witnessed an interesting spectacle on Friday 14 April, at Orient Harbor, a sheltered part of Peconic Bay inside the North Fork.

From the East Marion causeway, we counted 175 Northern Gannets to the south, over Orient Harbor, resting on the water and actively feeding. Later, from the Orient-New London ferry we counted 70 more Gannets in NYS waters, and at least 210 in CT waters--far more than are usually present in this area.

It has been noted before in this forum that this species often invades bays and sounds in our region during April, in pursuit of migrating fish, but the phenomenon is nevertheless very localized and unpredictable. Bob and Michelle Grover did not see Gannets on the same transit on Saturday, and the Grovers and we looked for them but saw very few on our return trip on Monday.

I obtained some rough digiscoped video of the feeding behavior on Friday and posted it here:

https://flic.kr/p/TMPydg
https://flic.kr/p/TMPwJz

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 9:34 AM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] N Gannets

4/14/17 7:30 AM

From the beach along Dune Road in Westhampton Beach

A steady stream of Northern Gannets traveling east to west.

Traveling in flocks of various sizes of 10 to 30.

There must have been a hundred or so in total.
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Date: 4/18/17 3:40 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egrets (first few of many more....?) & some other bird-news, 4/18 etc.
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 -

With a couple of sightings of Cattle Egret thus far in NY this spring, & now at least a few more being found in nearby states, there is also this recent news from the (Maryland) MD-Birds list:
http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1299377 <http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1299377>

- -
Also of possible interest, regarding Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, one’s turned up far ‘down-east’ in eastern coastal Maine… yet that was eclipsed a bit by the Vermillion Flycatcher that has been causing some excitement at the Hog Island Maine Audubon camp.

- - -
More locally, in Manhattan NYC’s Central Park, Chris Cooper found the lingering Orange-crowned Warbler at the area of the park known as the Point, in the southmost end of the Ramble section this morning, seen singing. Also lingering to today (Tuesday 4/18) was the brightly-plumaged (but first-year) RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, still in the same area it has favored for some months, just west of East 68th St. - at times, some patience may be needed to spot this bird, & it can be quite high in trees in that area. It may or may not be around a lot longer, as any day could see its departure onward to 'points unknown'.

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Date: 4/18/17 2:06 pm
From: Todd Olson <gothamdweller...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bronx Zoo Kentucky Warbler
A co-worker observed a Kentucky Warbler midday today near Bronx Zoo's Birds
of Prey Aviaries... left of aviaries in wooded patch with low Yew bushes.
I couldn't relocate (limited time) but did see a couple Yellow-rumped
Warblers and a Blue -headed Vireo at site. Colleague did get good camphone
record shot of the KeWa.

Todd Olson, Greater NYC

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Date: 4/18/17 9:11 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bonaparte' Gulls Croton RR Station Westchester.
Six Bonaparte's Gulls currently on Croton Bay inlet next to Croton RR station, Westchester County.

Anne Swaim
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Date: 4/18/17 8:38 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Clspper Rail at Oceanside
Marine Nature Study Area 18 April

A Clapper Rail was calling and running around by the Osprey nest. No marsh sparrows yet. Happy Tax Day.

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Date: 4/18/17 6:59 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl/Pine Warbler at feeder & more
There have been ten new arrivals/migrants during the past week (and 2 active
amphibian species!). Most of the snow is gone in Long Lake, but I found
areas in Newcomb with thigh-deep snow during a bushwhack on 4/15 (and lots
of bruises on my legs as a result). Since the Osprey pair returned to
Minnow Pond in Long Lake on 4/10, at least one bird is always at the nest
site. (The Osprey are already the talk of Long Lake - last year, a
photographer could always be found along Route 30 since you can look
directly across at the nest!) As of yesterday, the ice finally melted off
that pond. Here are some of the species found during the past week:



4/18/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)



A singing migrant Fox Sparrow joined the masses of Dark-eyed Juncos outside
our house this morning.



4/17/17 Long Lake



*Field Sparrow migrant singing outside our home (a first for our home)



Ring-necked Ducks (everywhere with open water) and Bufflehead on Little
Tupper Lake.



4/16/17 Long Lake



Ring-necked Duck - Little Tupper Lake

Common Merganser - Shaw Pond

Pied-billed Grebe - Shaw Pond (they nested here last year)

Broad-winged Hawk - pair vocalizing and interacting near the Round Lake
Trailhead on Sabattis Circle Road

Gray Jay - 2 (1 Route 30 and 1 Sabattis Bog) Nesting is underway and I only
see solo birds once in a while now.

Pine Warbler - 4th day in a row at our platform feeder - eating sunflower
hearts!

*Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1 singing at Sabattis Bog

*Eastern Towhee - calling at Sabattis Bog

*White-throated Sparrow - several singing



Many Wood Frogs and Spring Peepers calling.



4/15/17 Long Lake, Newcomb, and Minerva (Essex Co.)



Ruffed Grouse - Sabattis Circle Road

*Common Loon - on Long Lake

Black-backed Woodpecker - 2 (1 along Route 28N in Minerva, and 1 in Newcomb
on Tahawus Rd.)

Eastern Phoebe - several

Gray Jay - 1 in Minerva that readily came to me for food

*Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Newcomb and Minerva locations

Pine Warbler - continuing at our platform feeder



4/14/17 Long Lake (& owling 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.)



Ring-necked Duck - Round Lake inlet

Bufflehead - Round Lake inlet

Hooded Merganser - Round Lake inlet

Common Merganser - Little Tupper Lake inlet

Pied-billed Grebe - Round Lake inlet

Barred Owl - calling

*Northern Saw-whet Owl - tooting non-stop for hours!

Boreal Chickadee - 1 along Route 30

Palm Warbler - 5 at Sabattis Bog

Pine Warbler - continuing at our platform feeder

*Swamp Sparrow - marsh at the inlet of Little Tupper Lake

Rusty Blackbird - ~10 marsh at the inlet of Little Tupper Lake



I also observed 2 different Snowshoe Hares while listening for owls.



*Wood Frogs and *Spring Peepers were heard during owling - surprising given
the 32 degree evening!



4/13/17 Long Lake



*Pine Warbler - migrant observed eating sunflower seed hearts on our
platform feeder!



4/12/17 Long Lake



Ruffed Grouse - Sabattis Circle Road

*Rusty Blackbird - ~10 at the marsh by the inlet of Little Tupper Lake
(where nesting was attempted last year). This is a migration stop every
year at this time.



Moose tracks were observed in the sand by the inlet of Little Tupper Lake -
one smaller set of tracks by very large tracks. (May is the month that
females leave last year's young to give birth to a new calf.)



Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 4/17/17 6:27 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional Counties - 2 (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for both
Dutchess and Saratoga Counties based on total species seen. Numbers in
parentheses represents the # of sub-locations for these sites.

If you spot any issues with the pages please let me know off list. Also, if
you have visited any of these sites could you help verify that the
'Directions' link on the location pages points to a public parking spot or
to an entrance to the site? Thanks!

Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added to 20 new pages is 36 bringing
the total coverage to 1,441 hotspots or 25.7% of 5,599 for New York State.

*DUTCHESS COUNTY*
Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary (3)
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (3)
Dennings Point SP
Great Swamp Critically Endangered Area (2)
Mills-Norrie State Park (3)
Peach Hill Park
Stony Kill Farm EEC
Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area (5)
Thompson Pond Preserve
Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Dutchess

*SARATOGA COUNTY*
Betar Byway
Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail
Galway Lake
Hudson Crossing Park
Loughberry Lake (2)
Peebles Island State Park (2)
Saratoga Lake (3)
Saratoga National Historical Park (2)
Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
Wrights Loop

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Date: 4/17/17 4:56 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret [] NYC 4/16-17
Thanks, Dom, a good heads-up - I’ve been 3 times on 3 separate days to see.
all best,
tf
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> On Apr 17, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Dom Garcia-Hall wrote:

> Tom, et al.
> For what it's worth, if you're still on the fence about seeing this CAEG, it might be prudent to do it soon. I just made a quick pass through and the maintenance guys said they were about to start work on the lawn where it's been feeding. There was heavy machinery involved.... The egret was still there but was much flightier than it had been (and was out of sight somewhere for the first 30 mins we looked).
>
> Cheers
> Dom
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> On 17 April 2017 at 14:57, T Fiore wrote:
> Monday, 17 April, 2017 -
>
> A Western Cattle Egret is continuing at the north side of West 28th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenues in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
>
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Date: 4/17/17 4:05 pm
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red headed woodpecker
Will someone be so kind and tell me where in Sunken Meadow SP the red headed woodpecker has been seen. Thank you
Mike Higgiston

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Date: 4/17/17 2:20 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- April 10 2017
*  NYSY  04.10.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 10, 2017 - April 17, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: April 17  AT 5 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 10, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBEAMERICAN WHITE PELICANBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONEURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEALEURASIAN WIGEONBLACK VULTURESWAINSON’S HAWKGOLDEN EAGLELITTLE GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     4/11: The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was again seen at the Visitor’s Center  and was seen throughout the week including today.     4/13: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the Mucklands along Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------
     Only two days with raptors in the thousands but a great week nontheless. The total for the week was 6,681 hawks counted. Highlights were 2 SWAINSON’S HAWKS on 4/15 and 1 SWAINSON’S HAWK, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 BLACK VULTURE on 4/16. An ICELAND GULL was also spotted on 4/16.

Oswego County-------------
     4/13: A LITTLE GULL was seen from Phillips Point on the north shore of Oneida Lake.     4/15: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen from Phillips Point.

Onondaga County------------
     4/11: A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard on DeMong Street in Syracuse.     4/13: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the confluence of the Oneida and Seneca Rivers south of Phoenix.     4/14: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen near the outlet on Nine Mile Creek on the west side of Onondaga Lake. It was not located the next day.     4/15: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen from the pull off on the east side of Onondaga Lake south of Liverpool.

Madison County------------
     4/16: A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Woodman Pond.

Oneida County------------
     4/14: An ICELAND GULL was seen on the break wall at Sylvan Beach.

Herkimer County------------
      4/12: Rare for the area REDHEAD and LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen at the McKoons Road Marsh north and west of Richfield Springs.

Migrants reported this week------------
HOUSE WRENMARSH WRENBROWN THRASHERSORAPALM WARBLERLOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHBLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERPINE WARBLERVIRGINIA RAILSOLITARY SANDPIPERCLIFF SWALLOWNASHVILLE WARBLER

             -end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Date: 4/17/17 2:18 pm
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Queens County Bird Club - Wed. April 19 - Dr. Edward Eden will present "Avian and Human Lungs: A Comparison"
The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT>
>Map of location<

at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Free admission. Refreshments
served.

Public transit users: Meeting location is one mile from Bayside LIRR
station; you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located
at the station.



Dr. Edward Eden, MD, will present "Avian and Human Lungs: A Comparison "

Dr. Edward Eden, a specialist in lung diseases, has a strong
interest in the comparative physiology of lung structure and function in
animals. He grew up in England and as a child was always fascinated by
birds. This interest has developed and flourished throughout his life.
Currently he is the director of the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory at Mount
Sinai Hospitals, and is a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of
Medicine

Dr. Eden will review the principles of structure of
mammalian and avian lungs and the relationship of this to the physiologic
functions of ventilation, gas exchange and oxygen supply. Dr. Eden will
highlight some variations in structure and physiology as adaptations to
oxygen demand in some species of birds.



Nancy Tognan

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Vice President, Queens County Bird Club



See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/ for more information on trips, speakers,
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See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about
many local birding hotspots



* QCBC is a tax exempt, charitable organization {501c3}. *


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Date: 4/17/17 2:03 pm
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Caspian Tern: Croton RR Stn
On the falling tide at Croton Bay at the Croton-Harmon RR Station, Westchester County: one Caspian Tern sitting with usual Ring-billed and Herring Gull flock on rock spit off parking lot directly across from cell tower.

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Date: 4/17/17 12:23 pm
From: Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret & Central Park, NYC 4/16-17
Tom, et al.
For what it's worth, if you're still on the fence about seeing this CAEG,
it might be prudent to do it soon. I just made a quick pass through and the
maintenance guys said they were about to start work on the lawn where it's
been feeding. There was heavy machinery involved.... The egret was still
there but was much flightier than it had been (and was out of sight
somewhere for the first 30 mins we looked).

Cheers
Dom

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On 17 April 2017 at 14:57, Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> wrote:

> Monday, 17 April, 2017 -
>
> A Western Cattle Egret is continuing at the north side of West 28th
> Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenues in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
>
> —————
> Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) -
>
> Some of the migration movement in & (far) beyond the park, beyond the
> city, as well as NE into New England & to (or perhaps into) eastern
> Canada’s border; certain migrant species that we aree just barely seeing
> ones or threes of in the NYC area have made it, albeit usually in single or
> small numbers to various sites to to the N/NE… but for some of those spp.,
> a good many in total have passed thru - not the bulk of a species migration
> onward, but more than in single, “overshoot” mode in only minor fashion.
> Of course that surge of very warm air that pushed in on Saturday &
> especially Sunday helped.
>
> The far-north end of the park has been a decent place from which to guage
> some of the movement, but a variety of species have occurred park-wide,
> with however the southern-most end seeming the quietest of any defined
> sector in the park. There has also been at least some flyover in the first
> hour of daylight, among birds which mainly migrate at night.
>
> A list of some of the species seen in Central today (4/17) & on Sunday, 16
> April:
>
> Common Loon (1, reservoir thru noon Monday)
> Pied-billed Grebe (reservoir)
> Red-necked Grebe (sadly, still on reservoir & it will soon be presumed not
> in prime condition, if it remains thru this month…)
> Double-crested Cormorant (very many fly-overs, often seen from n. end of
> park, esp. on Sunday, plus multiple withiun the park)
> Great Blue Heron (4 were observed on Sunday, with 1 of the 4 seen south of
> 96th St. - all in flight in early morning)
> Great Egret (25++ fly-overs on Sunday, mainly on usual east-west pathway
> across the n. end of park, plus several in the park & cont. into today)
> Snowy Egret (minimum of 2 fly-overs, as above these mainly seen as regular
> fly-overs if paying close attention to the n. end / east-west sky-path)
> Green Heron (undisclosed location in park, although this was perhaps just
> a migrant passing thru - on Sunday)
> Black-crowned Night-Heron (not that many except in late evening-dusk, when
> more come to visit & some may linger & rest the subsequent day[s])
> Turkey Vulture (several; one of these observed with Brenda Inskeep from
> the far north end of the park, Sunday p.m.)
> -
> Canada Goose (modest numbers, some on nests)
> Brant (a few fly-overs, these get more common as fly-overs in the next 2-4
> weeks, if looking up a lot…)
> Wood Duck (minimum of 12 fly-overs, circling the Meer near first-light
> Monday, not stopping in there)
> Gadwall (rather few)
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler (very modest numbers, still on several water-bodies)
> Green-winged Teal (1 hen (female) on the Lake, Monday early a.m.)
> Bufflehead (20+ in total were continuing in the park into Monday a.m.)
> Ruddy Duck (few remained as of Monday)
> Osprey (not noted by me in past 2 days, but have been seen a few times in
> past week, as fly-overs & one investigating the reservoir briefly)
> Red-tailed Hawk (not uncommon if sought in & near Central Park at any time
> of year)
> American Kestrel (not that uncommon if sought in & near Central Park at
> any time of year, esp. evident in spring thru fall)
> Merlin (at least 2 have been irregularly seen into today & are presumed
> the same 2 lingerers; they are not a pair)
> Peregrine Falcon (occasional to frequently-seen, according in part to
> amount of observers & their attempts to see Manhattan resident birds)
> American Coot (at least 2 continued today, this is a drop-off in numbers
> of 80% from earlier in April)
> Solitary Sandpiper (1, Meer [north end of park], but as too-often seen,
> flushed off by an unleashed large dog & then not re-found; west edge.)
> Laughing Gull (several visited sporadically on more than a few days in the
> past 10+ days, seems less likely very early or very late in day; reservoir)
> Ring-billed Gull (mostly modest numbers)
> Great Black-backed Gull (fair numbers at times)
> ['feral'] Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> Chimney Swift (one, over Great Lawn Monday a.m., & seen moving
> south-southwest somewhat steadily as a weather front approached w/darkewr
> clouds)
> Red-headed Woodpecker (1 continues in bright plumage in the area just west
> of East 68th Street, but for how much longer - perhaps all this month, or…?)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (modest numbers; many have passed thru in this
> month relatively unnoticed; more yet to come…)
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker (a regular sighting in the north woods, but can be
> unobtrusive when not calling a lot, nor very active)
> Yellow-shafted Flicker (many, including at least modest early morning
> diurnal flight, much more evidennt in north end in earliest hours of the
> day)
> Eastern Phoebe (very few - great numbers have passed thru, but more will
> be yet to come as other migrants also do)
> White-eyed Vireo (one, N. Woods, Monday after mid-day)
> Blue-headed Vireo (multiple and still many more to come, but this is one
> of the species that is already in e. Canada as of now)
> Blue Jay (decent numbers)
> American Crow (modest numbers)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (irregular over several water-bodies: Meer,
> Reservoir, Turtle Pond, Lake, & scarce over lawn areas)
> Barn Swallow (irregular over several water-bodies: Meer, Reservoir, Turtle
> Pond, Lake, & scarce over lawn areas)
> Black-capped Chickadee (decent movement of these delighful sprites, esp.
> as observed moving north in treetops from park’s n. end)
> Tufted Titmouse (also moving, not quite synchronous with the above
> species, but in same more-general time-frame & diurnal habits as pertains
> to migrants)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (several, at least one very active in pines at
> Pinetum West both Sunday-Monday, & some reliable reports from others not
> noted to this list)
> White-breasted Nuthatch (multiple areas)
> Brown Creeper (very few, 1 noted Sunday)
> Carolina Wren (few, potential nester)
> House Wren (multiple & widely overlooked now that the first few have moved
> in / thru)
> Winter Wren (several, most easily noticed in the quieter n. end woods)
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (fair numbers but many more are still expected)
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (8+ Sunday, 6+ Monday, park-wide)
> American Robin (nearly ubiquitous)
> Gray Catbird (1, but I suspect a wintered bird - at a known winter site)
> Northern Mockingbird
> Brown Thrasher (multiple, with several pairs setting up a nest territory -
> any disturbance whatsover to these will be subject to punishment under all
> applicable laws, including at the federal level. Leave them be to attempt
> their nesting in peace! - Thanks for your caring for all of the breeding
> birds)
> European Starling
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (ongoing at The Point, & seen low at times,
> somewhat high at other times)
>
> Myrtle [a.k.a. Yellow-rumped] Warbler (75+ on Sunday, perhaps half that
> early Monday, with modest diurnal ongoing flight)
>
> Black-throated Green Warbler (1 seen singing near the Summerhouse rustic
> wooden roofed shelter in Ramble, very early a.m. & this bird then moved
> into the still-fenced constructioin zone that is blocking visitor access to
> the upper Gill area, the small stream in the Ramble that is often a good
> area for smaller passerine migrants - work there has picked up at least
> slightly in last few days - hopefully re-opened very soon.)
>
> Pine Warbler (minimum of 4 on Sunday. 3 of them in far n. woods; 1 female
> noted there Monday)
>
> [Eastern, or “yellow” form] Palm Warbler (60+ on Sunday - thru all of the
> park but more numerous in north end, many “treed” thanks to massive visitor
> influx later in the day Sunday; perhaps half this number Monday, again
> park-wide.)
>
> Black-and-white Warbler (3, perhaps 4 or more Sunday & Monday; 1 in an
> “odd” area of park as well as the more typical areas to find)
>
> Northern Waterthrush (found, observed, enjoyed by a highly-ethical birder,
> using zero noise or sound to be able to observe this shy species - simple
> patience & observational skills work wonders… N.B. there were a few
> perhaps-newer birders who were initially seeing this one individual at the
> Loch, but naming it as “Louisiana” - the video, photos, and discssuions
> brought all present & patient with the bird to know the true ID, the first
> Northern of this spring in Central. MANY appreciated the discussion and the
> QUIET of all fellow-observers for this bird.)
>
> Eastern Towhee (fair numbers, noted here & there thru the entire park on
> both days)
> Chipping Sparrow (best ongoing or passage-movement numbers in NW part of
> the park, near-common)
> Field Sparrow (several locations & one or more site with more than 1
> individual)
> Savannah Sparrow (more Sunday, but still present on Monday, and
> photographed)
> [Red] Fox Sparrow (1 still present to Sunday, sought in same areas on
> Monday w/o success by me)
> Song Sparrow (multiple)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (one report from Wildflower Meadow: Tom Perlman; this is
> a modestly early date)
> Swamp Sparrow (many all this week and still in modest numbers if sought in
> ideal habitat)
> White-throated Sparrow (many, many hundreds; these also in various
> outside-the-park areas as passage-visitors)
> Dark-eyed Junco (rather modest numbers, but still 25+ to today 4/17)
> -
> Northern Cardinal
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Rusty Blackbird (still another bird which many observers enjoyed in PEACE
> at the Loch, with no one playing or making noise designed to harrass hungry
> birds, or to harrass quiet and peaceful visitors in bird-y habitats in this
> urban park.)
> Common Grackle
> Brown-headed Cowbird (modest numbers, on the move)
> Purple Finch (fair numbers by today, after some over the past 2+ weeks;
> perhaps 15+ park-wide today)
> House Finch
> American Goldfinch (becoming a bit more common, as the migration instinct
> starts to kick in for these)
> House Sparrow
>
> good birding, & thanks to those who offer respect to the birds & all of
> their observers.
>
> Tom Fiore
> manhattan
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Date: 4/17/17 11:58 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] W. Cattle Egret & Central Park, NYC 4/16-17
Monday, 17 April, 2017 -

A Western Cattle Egret is continuing at the north side of West 28th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenues in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

—————
Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) -

Some of the migration movement in & (far) beyond the park, beyond the city, as well as NE into New England & to (or perhaps into) eastern Canada’s border; certain migrant species that we aree just barely seeing ones or threes of in the NYC area have made it, albeit usually in single or small numbers to various sites to to the N/NE… but for some of those spp., a good many in total have passed thru - not the bulk of a species migration onward, but more than in single, “overshoot” mode in only minor fashion. Of course that surge of very warm air that pushed in on Saturday & especially Sunday helped.

The far-north end of the park has been a decent place from which to guage some of the movement, but a variety of species have occurred park-wide, with however the southern-most end seeming the quietest of any defined sector in the park. There has also been at least some flyover in the first hour of daylight, among birds which mainly migrate at night.

A list of some of the species seen in Central today (4/17) & on Sunday, 16 April:

Common Loon (1, reservoir thru noon Monday)
Pied-billed Grebe (reservoir)
Red-necked Grebe (sadly, still on reservoir & it will soon be presumed not in prime condition, if it remains thru this month…)
Double-crested Cormorant (very many fly-overs, often seen from n. end of park, esp. on Sunday, plus multiple withiun the park)
Great Blue Heron (4 were observed on Sunday, with 1 of the 4 seen south of 96th St. - all in flight in early morning)
Great Egret (25++ fly-overs on Sunday, mainly on usual east-west pathway across the n. end of park, plus several in the park & cont. into today)
Snowy Egret (minimum of 2 fly-overs, as above these mainly seen as regular fly-overs if paying close attention to the n. end / east-west sky-path)
Green Heron (undisclosed location in park, although this was perhaps just a migrant passing thru - on Sunday)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (not that many except in late evening-dusk, when more come to visit & some may linger & rest the subsequent day[s])
Turkey Vulture (several; one of these observed with Brenda Inskeep from the far north end of the park, Sunday p.m.)
-
Canada Goose (modest numbers, some on nests)
Brant (a few fly-overs, these get more common as fly-overs in the next 2-4 weeks, if looking up a lot…)
Wood Duck (minimum of 12 fly-overs, circling the Meer near first-light Monday, not stopping in there)
Gadwall (rather few)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (very modest numbers, still on several water-bodies)
Green-winged Teal (1 hen (female) on the Lake, Monday early a.m.)
Bufflehead (20+ in total were continuing in the park into Monday a.m.)
Ruddy Duck (few remained as of Monday)
Osprey (not noted by me in past 2 days, but have been seen a few times in past week, as fly-overs & one investigating the reservoir briefly)
Red-tailed Hawk (not uncommon if sought in & near Central Park at any time of year)
American Kestrel (not that uncommon if sought in & near Central Park at any time of year, esp. evident in spring thru fall)
Merlin (at least 2 have been irregularly seen into today & are presumed the same 2 lingerers; they are not a pair)
Peregrine Falcon (occasional to frequently-seen, according in part to amount of observers & their attempts to see Manhattan resident birds)
American Coot (at least 2 continued today, this is a drop-off in numbers of 80% from earlier in April)
Solitary Sandpiper (1, Meer [north end of park], but as too-often seen, flushed off by an unleashed large dog & then not re-found; west edge.)
Laughing Gull (several visited sporadically on more than a few days in the past 10+ days, seems less likely very early or very late in day; reservoir)
Ring-billed Gull (mostly modest numbers)
Great Black-backed Gull (fair numbers at times)
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift (one, over Great Lawn Monday a.m., & seen moving south-southwest somewhat steadily as a weather front approached w/darkewr clouds)
Red-headed Woodpecker (1 continues in bright plumage in the area just west of East 68th Street, but for how much longer - perhaps all this month, or…?)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (modest numbers; many have passed thru in this month relatively unnoticed; more yet to come…)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker (a regular sighting in the north woods, but can be unobtrusive when not calling a lot, nor very active)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (many, including at least modest early morning diurnal flight, much more evidennt in north end in earliest hours of the day)
Eastern Phoebe (very few - great numbers have passed thru, but more will be yet to come as other migrants also do)
White-eyed Vireo (one, N. Woods, Monday after mid-day)
Blue-headed Vireo (multiple and still many more to come, but this is one of the species that is already in e. Canada as of now)
Blue Jay (decent numbers)
American Crow (modest numbers)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (irregular over several water-bodies: Meer, Reservoir, Turtle Pond, Lake, & scarce over lawn areas)
Barn Swallow (irregular over several water-bodies: Meer, Reservoir, Turtle Pond, Lake, & scarce over lawn areas)
Black-capped Chickadee (decent movement of these delighful sprites, esp. as observed moving north in treetops from park’s n. end)
Tufted Titmouse (also moving, not quite synchronous with the above species, but in same more-general time-frame & diurnal habits as pertains to migrants)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (several, at least one very active in pines at Pinetum West both Sunday-Monday, & some reliable reports from others not noted to this list)
White-breasted Nuthatch (multiple areas)
Brown Creeper (very few, 1 noted Sunday)
Carolina Wren (few, potential nester)
House Wren (multiple & widely overlooked now that the first few have moved in / thru)
Winter Wren (several, most easily noticed in the quieter n. end woods)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (fair numbers but many more are still expected)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (8+ Sunday, 6+ Monday, park-wide)
American Robin (nearly ubiquitous)
Gray Catbird (1, but I suspect a wintered bird - at a known winter site)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (multiple, with several pairs setting up a nest territory - any disturbance whatsover to these will be subject to punishment under all applicable laws, including at the federal level. Leave them be to attempt their nesting in peace! - Thanks for your caring for all of the breeding birds)
European Starling

Orange-crowned Warbler (ongoing at The Point, & seen low at times, somewhat high at other times)

Myrtle [a.k.a. Yellow-rumped] Warbler (75+ on Sunday, perhaps half that early Monday, with modest diurnal ongoing flight)

Black-throated Green Warbler (1 seen singing near the Summerhouse rustic wooden roofed shelter in Ramble, very early a.m. & this bird then moved into the still-fenced constructioin zone that is blocking visitor access to the upper Gill area, the small stream in the Ramble that is often a good area for smaller passerine migrants - work there has picked up at least slightly in last few days - hopefully re-opened very soon.)

Pine Warbler (minimum of 4 on Sunday. 3 of them in far n. woods; 1 female noted there Monday)

[Eastern, or “yellow” form] Palm Warbler (60+ on Sunday - thru all of the park but more numerous in north end, many “treed” thanks to massive visitor influx later in the day Sunday; perhaps half this number Monday, again park-wide.)

Black-and-white Warbler (3, perhaps 4 or more Sunday & Monday; 1 in an “odd” area of park as well as the more typical areas to find)

Northern Waterthrush (found, observed, enjoyed by a highly-ethical birder, using zero noise or sound to be able to observe this shy species - simple patience & observational skills work wonders… N.B. there were a few perhaps-newer birders who were initially seeing this one individual at the Loch, but naming it as “Louisiana” - the video, photos, and discssuions brought all present & patient with the bird to know the true ID, the first Northern of this spring in Central. MANY appreciated the discussion and the QUIET of all fellow-observers for this bird.)

Eastern Towhee (fair numbers, noted here & there thru the entire park on both days)
Chipping Sparrow (best ongoing or passage-movement numbers in NW part of the park, near-common)
Field Sparrow (several locations & one or more site with more than 1 individual)
Savannah Sparrow (more Sunday, but still present on Monday, and photographed)
[Red] Fox Sparrow (1 still present to Sunday, sought in same areas on Monday w/o success by me)
Song Sparrow (multiple)
Lincoln's Sparrow (one report from Wildflower Meadow: Tom Perlman; this is a modestly early date)
Swamp Sparrow (many all this week and still in modest numbers if sought in ideal habitat)
White-throated Sparrow (many, many hundreds; these also in various outside-the-park areas as passage-visitors)
Dark-eyed Junco (rather modest numbers, but still 25+ to today 4/17)
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Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (still another bird which many observers enjoyed in PEACE at the Loch, with no one playing or making noise designed to harrass hungry birds, or to harrass quiet and peaceful visitors in bird-y habitats in this urban park.)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (modest numbers, on the move)
Purple Finch (fair numbers by today, after some over the past 2+ weeks; perhaps 15+ park-wide today)
House Finch
American Goldfinch (becoming a bit more common, as the migration instinct starts to kick in for these)
House Sparrow

good birding, & thanks to those who offer respect to the birds & all of their observers.

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Date: 4/17/17 11:13 am
From: Rob Jett <citybirder...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] STFL-no
Pedaled around the fields at Dreier-Offerman with no sign of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher today. Continuing to explore other suitable habitat around the area.

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Date: 4/17/17 10:59 am
From: Carney, Martin <carneym...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler at Lido
Still here as of 145 pm. Heard, but did not see, Prairie; no sign of
Orange-crowned...Martin Carney

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Date: 4/17/17 9:16 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NO
Adding to areas covered. I searched unsuccessfully this morning, Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 and Bush Terminal Piers Park.

The only highlights were 1 Cy Iceland Gull, very likely the continuing individual. Seen at both locations. Also, 1 Common Raven at Bush Terminal Piers Park.

It is starting to heat up after a bit of drizzle so if the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is still in the area, it might pop out to eat.

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> No sign of yesterday's STFL at Drier-Offermann Park or the Six Diamonds ball fields just to the south of the park. Overcast and damp so not a lot of insect activity so it's possible it is just hunkered done somewhere. Will be checking some other nearby areas and post if refound.
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Date: 4/17/17 7:35 am
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NO
No sign of yesterday's STFL at Drier-Offermann Park or the Six Diamonds ball fields just to the south of the park. Overcast and damp so not a lot of insect activity so it's possible it is just hunkered done somewhere. Will be checking some other nearby areas and post if refound.

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Date: 4/17/17 5:56 am
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret

In field south of corner of Mecox & Halsey in Bridgehampton
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Date: 4/17/17 5:39 am
From: matt klein <matt.klein...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - Lido
Present along with a couple of prairie warblers. No sign of the orange crowned as of yet.

... to be continued.

On Apr 17, 2017, at 8:23 AM, Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...><mailto:<deepseagangster...>> wrote:


Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 P.M.

Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Presenter: Heather Wolf

Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch<http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central> at Grand Army Plaza

Heather Wolf will talk about her book “Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront” and her urban quest to document and photograph the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Reminder: BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday April 18th 7PM
*Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 P.M.*

*Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront*

*Presenter: Heather Wolf*

*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
<http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central> at Grand Army Plaza*

Heather Wolf will talk about her book “Birding at the Bridge: In Search of
Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront” and her urban quest to document and
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Date: 4/16/17 7:30 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Cattle Egret, Manhattan 4/16
Easter Sunday, 16 April, 2017 -

The lingering Western Cattle Egret (current scientific taxon: Bubulcus ibis ibis) on Manhattan island’s west side, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, at 28th Street’s north side (small linear greenspace) and between Eighth & Ninth Avenues, was present again thru the day, as noted by many others, this Sunday - see Angus Wilson’s detailed & superb elucidation and explication on the ‘ ubspecies' (& likely “good” species) designation on this bird and all known occurrences of Cattle Egret to our state & adajacent region of the greater northeast (and a bit beyond…!) which was posted to this NYS list so recenty, in timely fashion.

- -
We shall have a bit more of sightings from Manhattan to report by day’s end, Monday. This Sunday the temperature reached to the mid-80’s (F.) as far north as at least central Maine, within the northeast U.S. - & with that, so did a modest number of migrants that might more-typically be dappling about in DE, MD, VA, & such states (in the mid-Atlantic region). Especially impressive were the mass-movement of Prothonotary Warbler thru south-coastal locations, and now at a minumum, 3 individuals on Long Island with at least 3 of that location’s 4 counties receiving the species: perhaps Queens County soon, or could be where no one yet checked. (Kings, Nassau, & Suffolk all have recorded the species by today) - as have other states on the Atlantic...

A Northern Waterthrush in Central Park was today photographed, video’d & well-seen by dozens by days-end. There were no trolls under bridges or anywere in view. There were, especially later on, many, many bunnies, eggs of all coloration, and fancy-dress folks of all colors of the rainbow for which we’ve worked hard and are proud of in little old n.y.c.’s Manhattan. And there were a fair number of other warblers & other expected migrants.

But no flycatchers of fancy-tailed type (in Manhattan) … kudos to Mr. S.B. for another fine Kings County special; & adding to Mr. A.B.’s request that any updates on the Brooklyn Scissor-tailed, whether a “yes” or a “no” will be much appreciated by the scissorati. For that matter, updates to this NYS list, on any state-rare species of migrant[s] that will be found in weeks ahead...

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Date: 4/16/17 4:39 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher NO
I spent a few hours this afternoon looking for the previously reported Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Drier Offermann (Calvert Vaux). There were other birders on site when I arrived and had already put in work to no avail.

If anyone gives it a crack tomorrow, please post even if it is negative.

Congrats to Shane on another fine Brooklyn bird.

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Date: 4/16/17 2:00 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday April 16, 2017 - 3 Falcon Day
Central Park NYC -
Sunday April 16, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

Highlighs: 3 Falcon Day - American Kestrel, Merlin, & Peregrine Falcon.

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond, Reservoir
Wood Duck - dark-billed male Reservoir (before walk)
Mallard - Turtle Pond & Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - 8 Reservoir (before walk)
Bufflehead - 8 Reservoir (before walk)
Ruddy Duck - 6 Reservoir (before walk)
Pied-billed Grebe - Reservoir (before walk)
Mourning Dove - many locations
Herring & Ring-billed Gulls - 28 Reservoir (before walk - 7:40am)
Common Loon - immature Reservoir (before walk)
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond & flyovers
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Turkey Vulture - 2 flyovers (Jeff Ward)
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover Upper Lobe (Carine Mitchell)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - in Sweetgum south end of Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 4 (1 Oven, 3 Oak Bridge)
American Kestrel - male Great Lawn (RDC before walk)
Merlin - perched over Turtle Pond dock, flew over Great Lawn & turned west
Peregrine Falcon - flyover feeders (Jeff Ward)
Blue-headed Vireo - Castle Walk (Jeff Ward)
Blue Jay - residents
Barn Swallow - 2 Oak Bridge
Black-capped Chickadee - feeders
Tufted Titmouse - singing at the Point
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Summer House (Jeff Ward)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4 or 5 (Castle Walk, feeders (Deb Alperin), Point, Warbler Rock, Summer House)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 7 (Turtle Pond (Will Schenck), Castle Walk, Maint. Field, Point, Summer House, 2 Tupelo Fld.)
Hermit Thrush - 2 (Tupelo Field (Will Schenck) & Upper Lobe)
House Finch - 2 males at feeders (Carine Mitchell)
American Goldfinch - 5 feeders
Black-and-white Warbler - male at the Point
Palm Warbler - Tupelo Field (Will Schenck), 2 before walk (RDC)
Pine Warbler - male on feeder at Evodia Field (Jeff Ward)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 (Pinetum (before walk), Bow Bridge (Jeff Ward), Summer House (Andrea Hessel))
Eastern Towhee - 2 Tupelo Field
Chipping Sparrow - feeders (Carine Mitchell)
Field Sparrow - Maintenance Field
Song Sparrow - singing Bow Bridge Island (Andrea Hessel)
Swamp Sparrow - 3 (Tupelo Field (Jeff Ward), 2 Upper Lobe)
White-throated Sparrow - many fewer, but still many
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 2 (female Tupelo Field, male feeders)
Brown-headed Cowbird - 4 (Turtle Pond, Maintenance Field, 2 Summer House)

Deb Allen

Jeff Ward reported a Hairy Woodpecker at the North End, and there were lots of tweets from the northern part of the park this morning, especially from Chris Cooper (Northern Waterthrush & Merlin) and Andrew Bergen's Rusty Blackbird tweeted by Kyu Lee. The Red-necked Grebe was reported from the Reservoir late in the morning by Wolfgang Demisch.

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Date: 4/16/17 1:32 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park - mostly The Reservoir
Some highlights:

Common Loon - mostly non-breeding plumage, but starting to change
Red-necked Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Ruddy Ducks
Northern Shovelers
Bufflehead
DC Cormorants
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (also near So. Pump House)

Most of the birds were seen around 11 AM near the South Pump House.

1 Chipping Sparrow at the Evodia feeders
a few seconds' view of the Red-headed Woodpecker, which disappeared
again when I got out my camera. Go figure.


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Date: 4/16/17 12:56 pm
From: <ruth.hyman...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] mystery bird would love feedback on my guess (revealed later)
On 4/9 II saw a completely unknown bird at my feeder. It was completely
black except for some bluish greenish (Grackle colors) in its head
feathers.-not one bit of white. It was bigger than a junco and
probably a a House sparrow but smaller than a Cowbird. The bill
reminded me of the shape of a Junco bill but was yellowish in color.
The most distinctive feature was a frequent flicking of the tail. Did
not notice the feet. What do you think it was?
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Rockville Centre
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Date: 4/16/17 11:39 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher BROOKLYN Update
After being in same spot for an hour or so the bird picked up and flew south east. Have not been able to relocate it.

Isaac Grant
Senior Loan Officer

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Date: 4/16/17 10:02 am
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher BROOKLYN Now
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on fence of NE most baseball field at Drier Offermann (Calvert Vaux))

40°35'10.3"N 73°59'37.3"W


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Date: 4/16/17 9:25 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lido Beach
The Prothonotary and Orange-crowned Warblers continue. Both move around a bit, so requires patience. Both are very bright adults, the Prothonotary especially so. Seen till 11:00 when I left.

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Date: 4/16/17 7:08 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle egret in bridgehampton
Present now, in horse pasture, intersection of Halsey lane and mecox bay rd
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Date: 4/15/17 6:38 pm
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egrets and the use of subspecies designations on eBird checklists
When creating an eBird checklist one has the option of selecting a species,
subspecies or sometimes a subspecies group. I've noticed an uptick recently
in the number of observers in coastal New York using the latter two
options, in the belief perhaps that this improves the scientific value of
their checklist or to guard against future taxonomic upgrades that would
promote subspecies to full species status.

Unfortunately very few checklists provide any justification for subspecies
designations and I suspect the majority are simply guesses based on range
or other assumptions. While these choices may well be correct, I don't
think this is good practice because it implies a greater level of
observation than actually occurred. Importantly subspecies selections may
actually be wrong, which could confuse future analyses.

A timely example is the CATTLE EGRET that's lingering in mid-town
Manhattan. I noticed several recent checklists entering this bird as
'Cattle Egret (Eastern) (Bubulcus ibis coromandus)'. THIS IS NOT CORRECT.

Other observers have entered the sighting at the species level only 'Cattle
Egret (Bubulcus ibis)' or as 'Cattle Egret (Western) (Bubulcus ibis
ibis)'. In this case, these are both correct. That said, I don't think I've
seen a single checklist using Western Cattle Egret that actually comments
on how this selection was made.

So why is Western Cattle Egret correct? Cattle Egret has a broad
distribution across the temperate and tropical zones of both the Old and
New Worlds. The Americas were colonized in the 1950s by birds that crossed
the Atlantic from Africa, and are thus Western Cattle Egret (B. ibis ibis).
The name reflects the fact that these are from the western half of the
pre-expansion range (i.e. southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa). The
range of Eastern Cattle Egret (B. ibis coromandus) extends from central
Asia eastward through India to Japan and now includes Australia and New
Zealand following a similarly rapid range expansion in the opposite
direction. Why both subspecies underwent massive range expansions at about
the same time is fascinating topic in itself.

To my knowledge there is no evidence that Eastern Cattle Egret has occurred
in the eastern US and Canada (or I suspect, anywhere in the Americas except
perhaps as vagrants to western Alaska or Hawaii). This is important because
some authorities already treat Eastern and Western Cattle Egrets as
separate species and makes the point that labels should be used carefully
and if possible chosen on the basis of direct observation rather than
assumptions from a pull-down menu.

In the case of the Manhattan egret I think we can safely call this
individual a Western Cattle Egret because of the limited extent of the pale
orange feathering on the breast, head, neck and center of the back. This
coloring is usually more extensive and often a darker orange in Eastern
Cattle Egrets of similar age. The taxa also differ in their proportions,
especially leg and bill length, but this would be hard to assess on a lone
bird without good photos. Bill, leg and iris color are too variable to be
much use. There are rumors that vocalizations may also be diagnostic but
when was last time you heard a Cattle Egret calling away from a nesting
colony?

In summary, I recommend entering sightings into eBird at subspecies level
with caution, ideally providing a note on why you did so. Plenty of birds
can be identified at this level and this is a great way to hone your
observation skills and expand your knowledge of bird distribution. It's
true that for many common birds blanket assumptions are reasonable, at
least in the northeast. For example in New York State, Northern Flickers
are almost invariably Yellow-shafted (Colaptes auratus auratus), and
likewise Northern Orioles are almost always Baltimore Orioles (Icterus
galbula). These assumptions would not necessarily hold if you were birding
closer to the Rockies where the western counterparts are more frequent and
broad zones of overlap give rise to frequent integrades.

Identifying birds at the subspecies levels adds a thrilling dimension to
birding but can be tricky and less clear cut than species identifications.
It's great that eBird offers this as an option because it should improve
our knowledge of subspecies ranges, but for the reasons discussed above,
these choices should be used with care.

Here are a couple of useful links from eBird expanding on this thought
provoking topic.

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010552-understanding-
subspecies-in-ebird

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006768-entering-non-species-
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Date: 4/15/17 5:25 pm
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] South Fork LI: Cattle Egret
There's an adult CATTLE EGRET at Mecox Dairy in Bridgehampton (Suffolk
Co.), a regular site for this species over the years. The egret was
actually with horses in the paddock on the NE side of Mecox Road, viewed
from Halsey Lane.

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Date: 4/15/17 3:12 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rough-legged, Prothonotary - Jones Inlet area
I guess it was posted earlier somewhere, as people kept showing up at Lido
Beach Nature Area to see the Prothonotary Warbler. But I haven't seen it yet
on the NYS-Birds archive (just seeing Peter's post). Fortunately, word of
mouth at Jones Beach got me heading over to Lido. Along the way, I spotted a
late (but I've seen them a bit later) Rough-legged Hawk nearly blending in
on a light pole at the Meadowbrook - Loop Parkway interchange. After
spending a couple of hours at Lido - where some of the good birders added
an Orange-crowned Warbler and / or an early Prairie Warbler - the return
trip offered a view of the Rough-legged conspicuous in a small tree at the
interchange.



A picture of the Prothonotary can be viewed at
http://stevewalternature.com/ . It spent most of its time on the berm along
the south side of the parking lot or between the bird and fence along the
sidewalk. A couple of times it flew outside the preserve, once spending a
couple of minutes on the sidewalk and once giving people a scare, as it
nearly flew into traffic. These crazy Prothonotarys.



No Blue Grosbeak at Jones.



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Date: 4/15/17 3:03 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dueling Prothonotaries
The curse has been broken. After dipping on my last 8 attempts in 3 states, today I got not only one, but TWO prothonotary warblers! Many thanks to the wonderful birding community, to Gabriel Willow for finding the Marine Park bird, to Eric Miller for valiantly rescuing it from the clutches of a mussel a couple days ago, and to Jeff Ritter for relocating it today for Bobby Veltri and I. And thanks as well to Sam Jannazzo for finding the Lido bird (along with an orange-crowned warbler!). This one was possibly even cuter. You decide.

Here are links to videos of both prothonotaries.

Marine Park: https://vimeo.com/213370132

Lido Preserve: https://vimeo.com/213370448

(Notice how I deftly took a snapshot of the Lido bird precisely after it had just flown.)

As a bonus, we had clapper rail and marsh wren at Marine park. Here’s a video (of it clapping??): https://vimeo.com/213370919

Happy spring migration birding,

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Date: 4/15/17 12:50 pm
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Vireo - Oakland Lake - Queens
The Yellow-throated Vireo found this morning at Oakland Lake continues.

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Date: 4/15/17 12:48 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Saturday April 15, 2017 - Orange-crowned Warbler & Blue-headed Vireo
Central Park NYC - Ramble & Reservoir
Saturday April 15, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the Boathouse Cafe at 7:30 and 9:00am.

Highlights: Orange-crowned Warbler & Blue-headed Vireo

Canada Goose - 20 (8 Reservoir, 2 turtle Pond, 10 in flyover flock)
Gadwall - pair Reservoir
Mallard - Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - 14 Reservoir
Bufflehead - 6 Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 2 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - many locations
Herring & Ring-billed Gulls - 130+ Reservoir (mostly Herring)
Great Black-backed Gull - 10 Reservoir
Common Loon - first-spring Reservoir (David Barrett)
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 Turtle Pond, 2 Reservoir, flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond (Christine Y.)
Red-tailed Hawk - overhead seen from Shakespeare Garden (Alexi Kalogerakis)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - in big Sweetgum at south end of Maintenance Field
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - Maintenance Field
Blue-headed Vireo - Locust Grove (Sandra Critelli)
Blue Jay - residents
Fish Crow - vocal pair 6:30am (Bob before walk)
Barn Swallow - Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - 3 feeders
Tufted Titmouse - feeders, Reservoir, etc.
Red-breasted Nuthatch - pair Shakespeare Garden
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4 (Point, Reservoir)
Hermit Thrush - Maintenance Field (7:30am walk)
American Robin - building nests
House Sparrow - pair building a ball of straw nest at Maintenance Field
House Finch - male feeders
American Goldfinch - 5 feeders & breeding-plumaged male at the Point (Gillian Henry)
Black-and-white Warbler - adult male at the Point (both walks)
Orange-crowned Warbler - the Point (Gillian Henry on the 7:30am walk)
Pine Warbler - Turtle Pond (7:30am walk)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 4 Point (Andrea Hessel), 1 Reservoir (Will Papp)
Song Sparrow - Bow Bridge (7:30 walk)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - (male at feeders, male on the Point)
Common Grackle - several locations including pairs at the Pinetum
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 males & female south side Turtle Pond (Castle Walk)

Sandra Critelli continued birding after lunch, finding a female Hairy Woodpecker at the top of the Point.

John Sheehy reported a flock of Chipping Sparrows at Sparrow Rock
Ed Gaillard reported a Field Sparrow at the Upper Lobe Lawn (via twitter).
Linda LaBella reported a Blue-headed Vireo at Strawberry Fields (via twitter).
The Red-headed Woodpecker continued at E 69th Street (via twitter @love2owl)

My apologies if I've omitted any of today's birds/birders.

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/15/17 11:52 am
From: <joetf1973...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Hamburg, NY 4/13/17

Taking a break from my visit at the Hamburg Hawkwatch on Thursday, I took a walk through Lakeside Cemetery. I found a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It was near, but did not appear to be associating with, Black-capped Chickadees and Golden-crowned Kinglets. The only warbler I encountered was 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler foraging alone.

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Date: 4/15/17 9:10 am
From: Adelia Honeywood <honeywood5...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret Friday, 4/14, Manhattan NYC
It's still in the same place noon Saturday 4/15. Penn South courtyard

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Thomas Fiore<tomfi2...> wrote: Good Friday,14th April, 2017 -
Manhattan, Chelsea neighborhood, N.Y. City

A well-plumaged Cattle Egret continues its visit at a small-ish greenspace, on the north side of 28th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenues in Manhattan. In the early morning at least, the Egret was a bit closer to Eigth Ave. - it was feeding reasonably, as it has been for the days of observations. 

I also visited some smaller parks in the lower-mid Manhattan area, & most seemed to hold very scant migrant or late-lingering wintered-over birds.  The Hudson river along lower Manhattan also appeared relatively quiet and the greenspaces alongside somewhat the same, with the exception of lingering Atlantic Brant in some areas, which are not unexpected into or even thru April. 

————
Thanks to Ardith Bondi for her note on the Central Park reservoir (Manhattan) Red-necked Grebe which she photographed Thursday; this bird was also reported by a few others, in various media.  Should that grebe linger on into next week, it will certainly seem very likely that it is the same which was rehabilitated in Manhattan & subsequently released to the CP reservoir. It is mobile within the reservoir & it seems to be feeding well.

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Date: 4/15/17 8:27 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton point park
Plaintive song of the eastern meadowlark heard this morning on the landfill.

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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Date: 4/15/17 8:22 am
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Boat-tailed Grackle in Pelham Bay Park
Just had a handsome male Boat-tailed Grackle singing & feeding on clams by the landfill in Pelham Bay Park. Rare for location, no records on eBird...

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Date: 4/15/17 7:55 am
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary warbler - Lido Preserve - Nassau Co.
Being observed now in the garden area and parking lot.

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Date: 4/15/17 4:13 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary - yes
Continues at Salt Marsh Nature Center.

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Date: 4/14/17 5:37 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 14 April 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 14, 2017
* NYNY1704.14

- Birds Mentioned

TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Common Gallinule
SANDHILL CRANE
Solitary Sandpiper
WHIMBREL
Short-billed Dowitcher
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
House Wren
Black-and-white Warbler
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Northern Parula
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
SUMMER TANAGER
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting
DICKCISSEL
House Sparrow

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 14, 2017
at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, SANDHILL CRANE,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, KING EIDER, WHIMBREL, YELLOW-THROATED and PROTHONOTARY
WARBLERS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, DICKCISSEL, SUMMER TANAGER, BLUE GROSBEAK
and other spring migrants.

To review some lingering rarities first, the TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was last
reported Saturday near blue house #1625 North Sea Drive in Southold, and
the Wainscott Pond SANDHILL CRANE was noted as recently as Tuesday. A
female KING EIDER was present again off Orient Point Sunday, and the
BLACK-HEADED GULL was still at Sagg Pond on Tuesday.

But it’s the early spring arrivals that now attract most of the attention.
A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER visited Prospect Park last weekend, followed by 1
in Central Park’s Ramble on Wednesday. Unusual by location was a
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER staying near the Salt Marsh Nature Center building in
Brooklyn’s Marine Park Wednesday to today, and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
worked its way around the parking lot at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge last
Saturday.

Other Warblers first appearing this week have included NORTHERN PARULA last
Friday, BLACK-AND-WHITE Monday, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and PRAIRIE Wednesday
and WILSON’S today.

A DICKCISSEL has been visiting residential Massapequa, staying with HOUSE
SPARROWS around a yard at the corner of Fox Boulevard and Baldwin Road,
often in bushes next to a sideways lying basketball hoop. If visiting
there, please respect the neighbors and act appropriately.

Various TERNS have begun arriving, and notable was a GULL-BILLED on the
East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Wednesday. A CASPIAN TERN was
reported at Orient Point Saturday and is expected now, but more unusual
were a few early ROYAL TERNS, with photos of 1 at Sagg Pond in
Bridgehampton Sunday and 2 more at Mecox Bay Tuesday. Both FORSTER’S and
LEAST TERNS were also reported as of Wednesday.

A WHIMBREL was still around Sagg Pond Saturday, and one was found at Timber
Point in Great River around the East Marina Monday and was still there
Wednesday.

A GLAUCOUS GULL visited Central Park Reservoir Monday and Tuesday, ICELAND
GULLS were noted in Brooklyn at various sites during the week and also at
Oak Beach Saturday, and a few LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS are still around.

A CATTLE EGRET in lower Manhattan has been lingering since Tuesday and
apparently earlier at least through today in a small grassy area along the
north side of 28th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Other HERONS have
featured the arrival of GREEN HERON Saturday as well as a TRICOLORED HERON
at Marshlands Conservancy in Rye yesterday and today.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 Monday.

Continuing RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were noted at Central Park, Kissena Park,
Hendrickson Park and Caumsett State Park as well as a couple of other
locations.

Among the passerines, a belated report mentions a female SUMMER TANAGER
photographed last Friday in Suffolk County on private property at King’s
Park, and a male BLUE GROSBEAK arrived at Jones Beach West End east of the
toll booth today.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was found injured at 38th Street and 6th Avenue
last Friday, and a list of other recent arrivals includes SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHER Thursday, SOLITARY SANDPIPER Sunday, CHIMNEY SWIFT Saturday,
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Tuesday, WHITE-EYED VIREO Saturday and
BLUE-HEADED VIREO Monday, BANK and CLIFF SWALLOWS Saturday, HOUSE WREN
Tuesday and INDIGO BUNTING Saturday.

North of us a TRUMPETER SWAN has been near the main boat ramp since
Wednesday at Bashakill, in Sullivan County, where COMMON GALLINULE is also
back.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke weekdays at 212-372-1483.

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

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Date: 4/14/17 4:05 pm
From: Mardi W. Dickinson <mardi1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle on BirdCallsRadio

Birder's et al,

Next guests today on BirdCallsRadio is Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle Co-Authors of The Warbler Guide Book and App.
http://birdcallsradio.com/

Cheers,
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Date: 4/14/17 4:00 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Friday April 14, 2017
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday April 14, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the Conservatory Garden at 9am.

Highlight: Lots of activity in the Loch including flycatching Pine Warblers.

Canada Goose - pair
Wood Duck - male Meer (rumpled-looking bird with a dark bill)
Mallard - not many Meer
Ruddy Duck - 2 males Meer
Mourning Dove - several locations, some nest-building
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 on Meer & flyovers
Great Egret - flyover Conservatory Garden
Red-tailed Hawk - adult circling overhead
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Great Hill (James)
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 7-10 (courtship displays at the Meer & Loch)
Eastern Phoebe - Loch (Tom Ahlf)
Blue Jay - residents, some courting
American Crow - 5 noisy birds at the Great Hill
Fish Crow - 2 heard & seen Wildflower Meadow before walk
Tree Swallow - Blockhouse heading toward Meer
Black-capped Chickadee - Loch
Tufted Titmouse - several Loch
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Loch, North Woods)
Brown Creeper - 2 (Loch)
Winter Wren - Loch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - at least 3 Loch
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Loch (James)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 10 (Loch & Great Hill)
Hermit Thrush - 2 Ridge Trail
American Robin - many locations
Brown Thrasher - singing Loch
Palm Warbler - 2 Loch
Pine Warbler - 4 or 5 (Loch)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 7 (Loch & Ridge Trail (Xander Vitarelli))
Eastern Towhee - at least 4 (Blockhouse, Great Hill)
Chipping Sparrow - 15 Grassy Knoll after walk
Savannah Sparrow - Grassy Knoll after walk
Song Sparrow - 2
Swamp Sparrow - 3 (singing east side Meer, Meer island, Loch (Xander Vitarelli))
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - at least 3 (Nutter's Battery before walk)
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - 5 including pair (Nutter's Battery & Meer),
Common Grackle - around 20
Brown-headed Cowbird - 4 (2 males & 2 females) Loch

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/14/17 12:58 pm
From: Adrian Burke <aburke173...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Marine Park, BK
The Prothonotary Warbler is back at the south end of the Nature Center
after being absent here for a few hours.

Earlier, I had the bird for a few minutes in a relatively leafy tree south
of the road maybe 50 yards to the east of the nature center, so it appears
to be making rounds of the area.

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Date: 4/14/17 12:06 pm
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] tricolored heron, indigo bunting, glossy ibis: East End
We didn't see much happening in terms of migrants other than these 2
species at Little Reed Pond, Montauk, and glossy ibis reported by Paul
D'Andrea at Merrill Lake Preserve in East Hampton.

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Date: 4/14/17 9:19 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak
Found at West End 2 by Bill Handley. 150 eat of toll booth.
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Date: 4/14/17 7:56 am
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Falls Reservoir, Westchester County, Red- necked Grebe
There was a Red- necked Grebe that can be seen from the causeway on
Stoneleigh Road in the main basin of Croton Falls Reservoir as of 9:16 this
morning. Most likely still there, I'll check again in a little while. Scope
would be helpful.



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Date: 4/14/17 7:49 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret Friday, 4/14, Manhattan NYC
Good Friday,14th April, 2017 -
Manhattan, Chelsea neighborhood, N.Y. City

A well-plumaged Cattle Egret continues its visit at a small-ish greenspace, on the north side of 28th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenues in Manhattan. In the early morning at least, the Egret was a bit closer to Eigth Ave. - it was feeding reasonably, as it has been for the days of observations.

I also visited some smaller parks in the lower-mid Manhattan area, & most seemed to hold very scant migrant or late-lingering wintered-over birds. The Hudson river along lower Manhattan also appeared relatively quiet and the greenspaces alongside somewhat the same, with the exception of lingering Atlantic Brant in some areas, which are not unexpected into or even thru April.

————
Thanks to Ardith Bondi for her note on the Central Park reservoir (Manhattan) Red-necked Grebe which she photographed Thursday; this bird was also reported by a few others, in various media. Should that grebe linger on into next week, it will certainly seem very likely that it is the same which was rehabilitated in Manhattan & subsequently released to the CP reservoir. It is mobile within the reservoir & it seems to be feeding well.

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Date: 4/14/17 7:10 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Baldwin Park, Nassau Co
Baldwin Park soccer parking lot 14 Apr

Quick stop this morning. The flood lights on the adjacent ball field are covered with sticks. End light, has an OSPREY nest with bird on nest. Other lights contain MONK PARAKEET nests and noisy birds.

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Date: 4/14/17 6:34 am
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] N Gannets
4/14/17 7:30 AM

From the beach along Dune Road in Westhampton Beach

A steady stream of Northern Gannets traveling east to west.

Traveling in flocks of various sizes of 10 to 30.

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Date: 4/14/17 3:52 am
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler, Marine Park, Brooklyn
Continues behind the Nature Center.

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Date: 4/13/17 7:53 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Red-necked Grebe was present this afternoon (April 13, 2017)
I was able to photograph the Red-necked Grebe near the North Pump House
of The Reservoir around 2- 2:45PM today. A Pied-billed Grebe was nearby
at the same time. Around 3PM, I passed a Black and White Warbler on a
tree on the west side of the running path by the Reservoir. There were
quite a few Bufflehead, some Northern Shovelers, Mallards, American
Coots and a few Double-crested Cormorants on the Reservoir.

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Date: 4/13/17 6:23 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Thursday, 4/13
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Thursday, 13 April, 2017

There appear to have been NO sightings of a Yellow-throated Warbler today in Central, despite many searching for that & other migrants of the season. Sighting of that species on Wednesday was primarily in the early morning from the Point, at the south tip of the Ramble area - a minimum of 4 observers had definitive views at that location in early morning. It seems a few lucky observers caught sight of the either the same bird, or possibly a different individual at later times, but a majority of all the many birders during the day missed the bird on Wednesday. It is very possible the species is still present within the park, perhaps wandering a bit, although equally possible it may have departed overnight Wed. In addition, it may be that no reports are forthcoming for the lingering Red-necked Grebe at the reservoir lately; myself & up to a dozen other birders did not notice it today, but that grebe may or may not have actually departed. Waterbirds in general are, as expected, thinning, with the exceptions of D.-c. Cormorants and sightings of Great Egret & Black-crowned Night-Heron.

There seemed to be a general lessening in numbers from Wed. into Thursday, with fewer of many of the migrants; still being seen in some of the same areas within the park though were a few pockets of fairly good activity - the Loch has been slightly more productive of migrant passerines in the past few days than elsewhere in the north end; the Point has been modestly active as compared with some areas elsewhere in the Ramble. Birders visiting Central Park are hopeful that the construction zone in the center of the Ramble, surrounding the small stream known as the Gill, a very good area to observe many species, might re-open to the public as soon as next week - we shall see. (Workers seemed to be getting into higher tempo ths day at that site.)

A number of birders today voiced complaints about the undue & unneccessary use of sounds to attempt to “attract” birds. Some stated that certain birds were driven off by the sounds that were produced. In light of this, it may be helpful to review some of the statements on ethics in birding, from well-known & respected organizations, both local, and national-international. There is no reason whatsoever that birds or birders should be subject to undue noise-making that directly affects the birds, as well as other birders ability to quietly observe and enjoy their birding experience[s] - this applies by at least an order-of-magnitude in a location such as Central Park in N.Y. City, where literally hundreds of birders, and many thousands of other park-users, can be present in a limited space & even, with migration upon us, at one time.

http://www.nycaudubon.org/ethics-of-birding-and-the-law-of-birds <http://www.nycaudubon.org/ethics-of-birding-and-the-law-of-birds>

The above page contains a link to the American Birding Association’s page on this subject and within that organization’s recommendations is the following. (This recommendation is followed by countless numbers of birders, birding groups, clubs, & a wide variety of environmental organizations, scientists, and, in a number of cities, states, and nations, by government agencies and law enforcement. Many U.S. [federal] lands, many state lands, local & other public lands completely prohibit the use of recording or any sounds or other activities that could unduly stress birds or other wildlife, without special permits in instances of valid research projects.)

American Birding Association Code of Birding Ethics (in part)
1. Promote the welfare of birds and their environment.
1(a) Support the protection of important bird habitat.
1(b) To avoid stressing birds or exposing them to danger, exercise restraint and caution during observation, photography, sound recording, or filming.
Limit the use of recordings and other methods of attracting birds, and never use such methods in heavily birded areas, or for attracting any species that is Threatened, Endangered, or of Special Concern, or is rare in your local area…
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Good birding, and thanks to those who respect the birds, and their observers,
Tom Fiore
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Date: 4/13/17 6:06 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Apr 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/13/2017
* NYBU1704.13
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DICKCISSEL
Horned Grebe
Tundra Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Canvasback
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Broad-winged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Ring-necked Pheasant
Common Moorhen
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
Caspian Tern
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Purple Martin
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Barn Swallow
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-r. Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Purple Finch

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/13/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received April 6 through
April 13 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

From Jamestown, in the Southern Tier, a
DICKCISSEL has been at the feeders at the
Jamestown Audubon Center.

Hawk flights are ramping up. Highlights include
two reports of GOLDEN EAGLES along the Lake
Ontario shore, plus the first BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS.

Arrivals and migrants this week included
YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, PURPLE MARTIN, N. ROUGH-W.
SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, RUBY-CR. KINGLET,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN
THRASHER, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE,
PURPLE FINCH, and sparrows - AMER. TREE
SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, FOX
SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW and
at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, a VESPER
SPARROW on Rabbit Run.

In the Iroquois Refuge and areas, 5 GREATER
YELLOWLEGS off Oak Orchard Ridge Road and at 3
more GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Kumpf Marsh with
WILSON'S SNIPE, a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS,
BLUE-WINGED TEAL and COMMON MOORHEN. At Ruddy
Marsh, 20 TUNDRA SWANS. And SANDHILL CRANES at
two locations in the refuge area.

On Lake Erie, April 8, CASPIAN TERNS arrived at
Dunkirk Harbor, and a pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS
on the power plant.

At South Park Lake in South Buffalo, 11
waterfowl species included CANVASBACK, COMMON
GOLDENEYE and two pair of RUDDY DUCKS. And at
Delaware Park Lake, 18 BUFFLEHEADS and 7 HORNED
GREBES.

Also this week, a RING-NECKED PHEASANT at
Pembroke, and through the winter in a Buffalo
yard, a NORTHERN CARDINAL with a white head.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 20. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 4/13/17 5:12 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

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*Broome County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Broome>:*
Little Gull (6-Apr-2017)

*Columbia County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Columbia>:*
Pink-footed Goose (8-Apr-2017)

*Dutchess County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Dutchess>:*
White-tailed Kite (27-Apr-1983)

*Hamilton County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Hamilton>:*
Northern Shoveler (5-Apr-2017)

*New York County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/New+York>:*
Cattle Egret (11-Apr-2017)

*Rockland County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Rockland>:*
American Oystercatcher (21-Mar-2017)

*Sullivan County <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Sullivan>:*
Harris's Sparrow (29-Oct-1994)

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Date: 4/13/17 12:59 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thursday April 13, 2017 - House & Winter Wrens, Warblers, R-h Woodpecker
Central Park NYC - Ramble & the Dene
Thursday April 13, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

Highlights: House & Winter Wrens, warblers & kinglets, Red-headed Woodpecker continues.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 (Turtle Pond & the Point)
Red-tailed Hawk - San Remo
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1st-cycle bird molting into 2nd-cycle plumage continues at the Dene
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several pairs throughout
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Maintenance field
Downy Woodpecker - several pairs throughout
Northern Flicker - 2 pairs (Warbler Rock & east of feeders)
Blue Jay
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - 2 (feeders & Warbler Rock)
Tufted Titmouse - 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Oven
White-breasted Nuthatch - several (Turtle Pond, feeders, Bandshell)
House Wren - continues Shakespeare Garden
Winter Wren - 2 on the Point
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 top of Point/Oven
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 12 (Turtle Pond dock, Oven, and along Point)
Hermit Thrush - 5
American Robin
House Finch - 2 males at feeders
American Goldfinch - 10 (feeding on elms seeds Shakespeare Garden, feeders)
Black-and-white Warbler - male at top of Oven
Palm Warbler - 1 east side of Ramble
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 8 (2 Turtle Pond Dock, 6 at the Point)
Eastern Towhee - 3 (Ramble, Dene area, E85th Street exit)
Chipping Sparrow - 5 to 10 (Great Lawn, Bandshell)
Song Sparrow - 2 (Maintenance Field & Bow Bridge)
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - Turtle Pond & feeders
Common Grackle - many locations
Brown-headed Cowbird - male & female Maintenance Field

Others reported via twitter (#birdcp retweeted by @BirdCentralPark) Savannah Sparrow & Rusty Blackbird (Adrian Burke), Blue-headed Vireo (Bradley Kane), Golden-crowned Kinglet (Doug Kurz).

Yesterday's Yellow-throated Warbler may have been seen at the Point this morning.

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Date: 4/13/17 12:03 pm
From: <vanhaas...> <vanhaas...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Trumpeter Swan
Thanks to all for your input over the last day with this bird. This is a first county record for Sullivan and we're glad to add it to our list. Congratulations to all of you who've come to see the bird as well! John Haas Wurtsboro, New York

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Date: 4/13/17 10:57 am
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] A Bald Eagle
4/13/17 11 AM

Mature A Bald Eagle above Route 105 Peconic River, Riverhead

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Date: 4/13/17 10:08 am
From: <vanhaas...> <vanhaas...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Trumpeter Swan at the Bashakill
On Wednesday morning Scott Baldinger found a swan at the Bashakill. It was viewed from a great distance and we initially identified the bird as a Tundra Swan. Once we were able to view many of the photos taken yesterday, we suspected the bird may be a Trumpeter Swan. The bird continues this morning and many more photos have been taken. A couple of dozen birders have seen the bird and we believe it is a Trumpeter. We would like some input from individuals who have more experience with the species than we do. We all have experience with Tundra and some of us with Trumpeter. For anyone interested, please see the ebird reports for Tundra Swan for Sullivan County dated 4/12. For additional photos and more description of the bird can be found on my blog at https://bashakillbirder.wordpress.com We would appreciate feedback from those in the know to help get a conclusive ID of this bird. As of this writing, the bird continues across from the Main Boat Launch at the Bashakill. John Haas Wurtsboro, New York

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Date: 4/13/17 9:23 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary warbler kings co.

.literally feet behind wall on south side of visitors center
viewed from this location at 0.18pm on 04-13-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.60392085,-73.93048059
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Date: 4/13/17 8:30 am
From: Zack <info2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Chelsea Cattle Egret YES
As of 11 AM this morning, the Cattle Egret was actively feeding in its regular spot on the north side of 28th Street mid-block between 8th and 9th Avenues (Manhattan).

Zack Winestine

On Apr 13, 2017, at 12:07 AM, & [NYSBIRDS] digest wrote:

> Subject: Re: Cattle Egret NYC Chelsea!
> From: matt klein <matt.klein...>
> Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:07:15 +0000
> X-Message-Number: 1
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> Still present this morning. Same spot.
>
> ... to be continued.
>
> On Apr 11, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...><mailto:<ariegilbert...>> wrote:
>
>> On inconspicuous grassy strip on 28th between 8th and 9th street
>>
>> viewed from this location at 1.23pm on 04-11-2017
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>> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.74942345,-73.99719152
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>> 40.74942345,-73.99719152
>>
>> Arie Gilbert
>> No. Babylon NY
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Date: 4/13/17 8:16 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler
The PRWA continues at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park Brooklyn.
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Date: 4/12/17 10:22 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] "Bonnie rides", to and from Bohemia: Tax Day, 2017
Heading west, I had 2 Turkey Vultures circling over the LIE in Manorville.

After finding out I had to give half of what I get from Uncle Sam to Cousin
Mario, I decided to perk up by driving through the Calverton Grasslands on
the way home. As I entered the property from Grumman Blvd, a Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher flew by my windshield, and landed in a close tree - what a nice
way for nature to say "happy spring" ! I also saw two other species for
the first time this season, singles of Kestrel and E.Meadowlark.

After dinner, ~ 7:30 P.M., I meandered down to the "Roanoke Roosts" to see
if any of the T.V. population were still lingering...and, happy to report,
they are ! The main group of 17 birds were still roosting in the 3 Spruce
Trees, on the w/s of Griffing Ave, just s/o Lincoln Ave, Riverhead. There
were also 2 birds lounging on the Roanoke Ave Elementary School's chimney.

Cheers,
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Date: 4/12/17 3:21 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park- Vesper Sparrow
Vesper sparrow still present 615 main path over landfill just before hitting maintenance yard. Also 2 savannah (and I'd guess 10+ kestrel)

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I came across a Vesper Sparrow on the South side middle path that splits the landfill.

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Date: 4/12/17 2:53 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] TEST
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Date: 4/12/17 1:29 pm
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Least tern
4/12/17 4PM

3 Least Terns over beach, 431 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach

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Date: 4/12/17 12:44 pm
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler in Brooklyn
Currently viewing a lovely Prothonotary Warbler at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn, on the ground just to the west of the main building.

Good early spring birding!

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Date: 4/12/17 12:08 pm
From: Frederick Kedenburg <kedenbird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Short-eared Owl
4/12/17 1PM

Short-eared Owl flying over the marsh 1/4 mile west of Shinnecock Inlet Crossed Dune Road from the ocean side going toward the bayside.
Went toward Ponquougue Bridge.

Also quite a few A Oystercatchers and many Tree Swallows.



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Date: 4/12/17 11:45 am
From: Peter Post <pwpost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] TEST
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Date: 4/12/17 11:43 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park- Vesper Sparrow
I came across a Vesper Sparrow on the South side middle path that splits
the landfill.

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Date: 4/12/17 9:01 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Wed. 4/12 - Yellow-throated Warbler etc.
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 -

A Yellow-throated Warbler was found in the Ramble section, along The Point, this morning, with an eBird submission that suggests the original observer: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35893844 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35893844> - & there have been subsequent sightings. The Point is on the Lake just west of the Boathouse Cafe, which itself is at the e. end of the lower part of the Lake (near it’s southeast-most point), and adjacent to approx. East 75th Street.

At least one additional new-for-year sighting, a Prairie Warbler was being enjoyed by many at the Loch (n. end of park), where in the same vicinity were a few other warblers, including bright Pine & Palms. Overall, it was apparent that further migration has occured overnight, with some birds also having moved on. One species much in evidence, park-wide, was E. Towhee with easily a dozen males seen. The Hermit Thrush push continues with fair numbers in most areas, except that not as many were in the far n. woods as on prior days. I noticed one [Red] Fox Sparrow west of Hallett Sanctuary, there may well be a few others of that species lingering or moving through in later-stage of their movement. House Wren continues, the first reported being yesterday/Tues., with the A.M.N.H. (American Museum of Natural History) group bird-walk having seen and noted it. Rusty Blackbirds are continuing or moving thru, but often shy as is typical.

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Date: 4/12/17 8:49 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gull-billed Tern @ JBWR Queens Co.
The highlight of a morning walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (JBWR) was a Gull-billed Tern. Observed on the the East Pond from Big John's Overlook.

Other migrants included Forster's Terns, Glossy Ibis, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher along with expected migrants already reported.

The West Pond, is looking much nicer now than the depleted dead zone we had a month ago. It is filled with water, the benefit of a closed breach. There were ducks (Ruddys, Shoveler, Buffleheads and Greater Scaup) on the pond as well as Forster's Terns, the expected Gulls and a Greater Yellowlegs as well.

I would urge that visitors who use eBird to please take the time to record your sightings accurately by location. There is a West Pond hotspot and it would be helpful to mine that data going forward, once the restoration is considered complete.

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Date: 4/12/17 8:17 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Additional Counties - 2 (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for both St.
Lawrence and Sullivan Counties based on total species seen. Numbers in
parentheses represents the # of sub-locations for these sites.

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Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added to 20 new pages is 44 bringing
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*ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY*
Barnhart Island
Coles Creek State Park (2)
Cranberry Lake (3)
Indian Creek Nature Center (3)
Massawepie Mire (3)
Remington Recreation Trail
Robert Moses State Park, Massena (4)
St. Lawrence River dike trail at Hopsons Bay
Upper & Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area (5)
Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (5)

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/St.%20Lawrence

*SULLIVAN COUNTY*
Bashakill State Wildlife Management Area (7)
Cooley Rd., Parksville
D & H Canal Linear Park
Kiamesha Lake
Morningside Park (Sullivan Co.)
Neversink Reservoir
Plank Rd. (Sullivan Co.)
Rio Reservoir and Plank Rd.
Rondout Reservoir (Sullivan Co.)
Swan Lake, Liberty

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Date: 4/12/17 5:08 am
From: matt klein <matt.klein...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret NYC Chelsea!
Still present this morning. Same spot.

... to be continued.

On Apr 11, 2017, at 1:27 PM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...><mailto:<ariegilbert...>> wrote:


On inconspicuous grassy strip on 28th between 8th and 9th street

viewed from this location at 1.23pm on 04-11-2017

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Date: 4/11/17 5:02 pm
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation Tuesday April 18th
*Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 P.M.*

*Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront*

*Presenter: Heather Wolf*

*Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch
<http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central> at Grand Army Plaza*

Heather Wolf will talk about her book “Birding at the Bridge: In Search of
Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront” and her urban quest to document and
photograph the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Heather is a birder and photographer and is a web developer at theCornell
Lab of Ornithology. She leads bird walks, teaches birding classes and
documents the birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park on her
blog, brooklynbridgebirds.com
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Heather’s photos are currently featured in the Museum of the City of New
York’s “New York at its Core” Exhibit and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s
Environmental Education Center.

http://www.brooklynbirdclub.org/meetings.htm

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Date: 4/11/17 3:46 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue-Winged Teal, Alley Park
Not my idea of a post-worthy bird, but I've seen where birders do chase it
(and post YES if they get it). There is a pair of Blue-winged Teal on Alley
Creek at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens. They were posing
pretty for pictures in the afternoon light, off the observation platform.
That was until an approaching noisy family scared them downstream (to the
south). Tide was low, which is an important consideration at this site (use
Willet's or King's Point table). And that goes for fiddler crabs too, which
were making an appearance. Now that's a FOS!





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Date: 4/11/17 2:22 pm
From: Stella Miller <stella.miller63...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Public Nature Program

Shu Swamp: An Ecological Gem of the North Shore
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 

Swamp Preserve, officially the Charles T. Church Nature Sanctuary in Mill Neck, has long been popular with hikers, birders, nature lovers, and more recently for geocaching and Pokémon games.  But this 60-acre jewel of the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary system of preserves is only one component of the larger  Beaver Brook Watershed. Acquisitions by Nassau County and the North Shore Land Alliance have added critical parcels that create a natural corridor to protect this valuable ecosystem. This 150-acre watershed is home to numerous wetland and upland species, including native brook trout, muskrat, river otter, and outstanding populations of birds and plants. This program will explore the area’s beauty and biodiversity, especially highlighting the    wildflowers and other flora of this special place. 
About the speaker: Lois Lindberg has been involved in nature, ecology, and outdoor education and interpretation for many years. She has a degree in Biology from Hofstra University, and is a past Curator of Natural Science for Nassau County Dep’t. of Parks, Recreation & Museums, having worked at Muttontown, Welwyn, Sands Point, Garvies Point, and Tackapausha Preserves.  She is currently the Membership Chair for the Long Island Botanical Society, and volunteers at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay as a naturalist/field trip leader.
Program held in the downstairs meeting room at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road (Rt. 25A), Cold Spring Harbor.  Snacks start at 6:45, announcements and speaker begin at 7:20.
Check out Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon's other upcoming events here, or visit our website. 

Best, 
Stella MillerPresidentHuntington-Oyster Bay Audubon

 


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Date: 4/11/17 10:38 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org Shared Location - Penn South Co-op (23rd-29th btwn 8th-9th Ave)
A marker was created for 'Penn South Co-op (23rd-29th btwn 8th-9th Ave)' in
New York County based on the Cattle Egret find. The hotspot should be
available within 12 hours.

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clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
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— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
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Date: 4/11/17 10:27 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cattle Egret NYC Chelsea!

On inconspicuous grassy strip on 28th between 8th and 9th street
viewed from this location at 1.23pm on 04-11-2017
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40.74942345,-73.99719152
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Date: 4/11/17 10:23 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel
Whimbrel continues at Timber Lake East Marina.
Bob Proniewych

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Date: 4/11/17 10:11 am
From: Krinsky, Robert <RKrinsky...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] CATTLE EGRET
Still feeding actively at 12:45!

Bob

From: <bounce-121418400-58119723...> [mailto:<bounce-121418400-58119723...>] On Behalf Of Kellye Rosenheim
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] CATTLE EGRET

Feeding in on lawn between 28th and 29th and between 8th and 9th aves Manhattan

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Date: 4/11/17 9:49 am
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Castle Egret on Manhattan
All,
When I went to see the Cattle Egret, a man who lives in the neighborhood
came up and talked to us. He said that it has been here for at least a
couple of days.

NY County list +1

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Date: 4/11/17 9:45 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Palm Warblers & more!
4/11/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)



The change in vocal activity outside our home over the past couple days is
remarkable! A Hermit Thrush and Purple Finches sang this morning and Pine
Siskins were vocalizing. At least one Fox Sparrow is still here and
vocalizing. A pack of Coyotes howled in our driveway. The Wild Turkey
gobbling is quite intense! Here are 5 more first-of-the-season species:



*Broad-winged Hawk - flying over Sabattis Circle Road

*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 (outside our house and along Sabattis Circle
Road)

*Northern Flicker - several; calling along Sabattis Circle Road

*Merlin - pair in the White Pines by Long Lake Central School - courting,
vocalizing, and flying around

*Palm Warbler - at least 3 singing at Sabattis Bog (I posted a photo to my
Facebook page)



There were 2 Osprey at their nest on Minnow Pond along Route 30 in Long
Lake. The pond is completely iced over, so they must be going elsewhere to
fish! There was one Gray Jay observed along Route 30 and one at Sabattis
Bog. The Gray Jay at Sabattis Bog just hung out with me and chatted! It
wasn't that interested in the food I brought.



I found a *Mourning Cloak at Sabattis Bog!



4/10/17 Long Lake



Yesterday's first-of-the-season total was actually 12 by the end of the day
(so 17 new species in the past 2 days). I was out from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.:



*American Woodcock - 8 (7 along Route 30, and 1 at Sabattis Bog) They were
peenting, but not displaying. This is a low number, so they must be just
returning.

*Belted Kingfisher - I forgot to post this bird that was at Tupper Lake
yesterday



I also observed 2 Deer swim across Long Lake yesterday not far from the ice
line! That must have been a cold swim!



Joan Collins

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Date: 4/11/17 9:28 am
From: Janet Zinn <bkbirdr...>
Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Update Kings co.
I just came from the park and as far as I know, no one saw it today as yet.
Many people looking.

Janet Zinn
Brooklyn, NY
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Date: 4/11/17 9:13 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC Tues., 4/11 - migration-ongu
I may be off-base here, but don’t think the area of 28th-29th Streets / Eighth & Ninth Ave’s. in Manhattan is a typical stop-off-spot for Cattle - or any other - Egret… sometimes the Cattle can be more than a singleton having moved into a region, so it is worth keeping an ‘egret-eye’ out for possible others - that species has a penchant for turning up in odd places at times… my old nabe!

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Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A brightly-sprightly RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues its months-long stay in the area of the park just west of East 68th St. - this morning it was for a time working very high branches of a few trees taller than the Shagbark Hickory which is labeled, not far from the path just north of the rustic shelter in “the Dene”, that shelter atop a rock outcrop as a landmark - the woodpecker is virtually always in trees to the north. (One anonymoose obs. would like it known that we are not assigning a gender to this individual - s[he] is what it is, and plumage that’s come in to bright color does not indicate a male of this species… lady-birds among Red-headed Woodpecker adults are just as spiffy as guy-birds for this species…)

The park & the region featured a strong overnight migration - and in the first hour, even first 2 hours of daylight this morning, there was a fairly good morning movement, which among many other species included at least 2 Eastern Meadowlarks at fairly low relative elevation but moving on north past the (observed) north edge of the park near C.P. West & 110th St. (observation point near the Blockhouse, in the far northwest corner of the park) - I even thought of checking the next available meadowlark-ish site which might be Morningside Park just NW of the above-noted location, but with birds around Central, no visit to smaller Morningside - yet. Many small birds, including some identifiable warblers (Palms of the ‘yellow’ or ‘eastern’ form) and Chipping Sparrows, as well as Y.-s. Flickers were on the move, certainly including some additional spp.

Many observers are out & about in the very warm & sunny weather; some groups are receiving excellent guidance from bird-walk leaders with a variety of non-profit institutions and organizations - the NYC Audubon, & National Audubon Society, the Linnaean Society of New York, the American Museum of Natural History - New York. With these and other non-profit organization’s guides & leaders, one is assured of benefiting, and giving benefit to excellent causes and finding a lot of birds.

IN the park thus far, are at least 5 Warbler spp., with Black-and-white, Louisiana Waterthrush, Myrtle (a.k.a. Yellow-rumped), Palm Warbler, the last in impressive numbers in some spots (30+ Palm Warblers were on the south-central portions of Sheep Meadow as of mid-morning, although the flock looked to be dispersing, and the more-so if / when that lawn is opened for people to recreate on), and at least some Pine Warblers all in various areas, although I found the southern-most end (near the Pond / Hallett Sanctuary) to be somewhat slow, in a single pass by there.

Blue-Headed Vireo has again been sighted although the more-general arrival of that species has yet to occur (just as with Black-and-white Warbler); there are many Sparrows of at least seven species - Savannah, Swamp, Field, Chipping, Song, White-throated, & still a few [Red] Fox, though the latter is getting harder to find now - plus many Dark-eyed Juncos, and some Eastern Towhees. Both species of Kinglet are around, with Ruby-crowned starting to outnumber Goldens, as expected. I found few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, but there are at least a few in scattered locations. Hermit Thrush are increasing, with multiples in most any part of the park now, but by far the highest numbers in the “NW corner woods” where there is less human disturbance.

A Red-necked Grebe which is in increasingly-bright spring plumage was still on the reservoir this morning; there were suggestions of (migratory?) excitement with this & certainly with some of the waterfowl - the grebe, observed very near the SE corner area at one point, was accompanied by a modest raft of Ruddy Ducks which were moving about, flying a bit, and either rattling or being rattled by the grebe. Various other ducks remain, but not as many now - still fair no’s. of N. Shovelers, Buffleheads, a few Gadwalls and American Black Ducks. A drake Wood Duck was on the Meer this morning; American Coots remain but in slightly-reduced no’s. & at least 1 Pied-billed Grebe also continues. A modest flight of Common Loons overhead this early morning - with a majority of those very high, & going higher still as sunrise passed.

There are sure to be some further reports. Last night’s was a very strong & widespread migration; many of the regular species being seen now in NYC are also being seen into New England.

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"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?” - Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)

"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” - Aldo Leopold, conservationist, scientist, teacher, author of "A Sand County Almanac”, which has sold more than two million copies.

Good -and ethical- birding, and thanks to those who respect all the birds & all their observers,

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Date: 4/11/17 8:20 am
From: <fpimentel...> <fpimentel...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Update Kings co.
I have been checking e-bird about sightings at Prospect Park today (4-11-17) but I have not seen any news about the Yellow-throated warbler. Any report of the bird today?

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Date: 4/11/17 7:33 am
From: Kellye Rosenheim <kellye.rosenheim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] CATTLE EGRET
Feeding in on lawn between 28th and 29th and between 8th and 9th aves
Manhattan

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Date: 4/11/17 5:35 am
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swan river - east patchogue
This morning there were no less than 50 mute swans on the spry named Swan River in east patchogue at the southern end of the river.

Additionally, I observed a glossy ibis flyover.
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Date: 4/10/17 8:31 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC4/10, & Manhattan Pileated follow-up
Happy Pesach (Passover) evening to many friends & colleagues.

- - - - - -
Monday, 10 April, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

While the Glaucous Gull which was - again! - found by Peter Post (with thanks to Ardith Bondi for reporting) at the Central Park reservoir was the undoubted highlight on the day for the park, there were a couple of new arrivals: Blue-headed Vireo, & Black-and-white Warbler - each in both the Ramble area & the n. end woods, and found later in the day on Monday… also still present were the spring-plumaged Red-headed Woodpecker in its’ usual area just west of East 68th Street, a Red-necked Grebe that no one can prove is the same which was released - or not - and 2 Common Loons, these last 3 birds of 2 species at the CP reservoir, with that Glaucous in later hours.

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It can be added that Prospect Park in Brooklyn had the 2 new-arrival species (the vireo & that warbler sp.) and perhaps these were found in some other NYC areas this day as well. Prospect with its many keen observers also again had the lingering YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER as reported by others on-scene.

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As a follow-up to the sighting of a Pileated Woodpecker in northern Manhattan on Sunday (4/9), a fair number of eager birders came to seek, including myself a bit later, but so far as all had heard & shared attempts at, the mega-rare-in-NYC woodpecker was not re-found. The search may go on at least by local birders. This latest sighting was from Fort Tryon Park, while a previously-documenterd recent sighting was at Inwood Hill Park, which is immediately north of (& a bit larger & more-wooded) than Fort Tryon Park.

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Today, 4/10, Braddock Bay in NY counted 3,737 birds in migration with vultures & raptors alone: 1 N. Goshawk, 2 Golden Eagles, 8 Rough-legged Hawks, 18 Red-shouldered, 190 Broad-winged, 207 Red-tailed, 33 N. Harriers & 33 Bald Eagle, as well as a Peregrine & 47 Am. Kestrel. 4 Osprey, 43 Cooper’s, 321 Sharp-shinned - but above all in numbers, 2,829 Turkey Vultures were seen & counted… the Broad-winged Hawks seen there this day were the first offically counted there in 2017.

Many, many birds on the move overnight tonight… & likely more reports…

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Date: 4/10/17 5:52 pm
From: leormand . <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swan River Preserve - East Patchogue
I Stopped at Swan River Preserve after work today around 5 - the Parks
Department recently trimmed all of the old herbaceous growth which allows
great views of the pond even from the car. Without getting out I spotted a
few (continuing) teal and the continuing wilson's snipe. Easiest snipe
I've ever seen.

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Date: 4/10/17 2:28 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane pair back in Tupper Lake/more arrivals/migrants
4/10/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.) and Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.) (High 70s
for temps today!)



10 first-of-the-season species today:



*Sandhill Crane - pair in the marsh where they nested last year in Tupper
Lake

*Wilson's Snipe - calling from a Tupper Lake marsh

*Osprey - sitting in the nest they used last year (along Route 30 in Long
Lake) - which is in a dead snag in completely iced-over Minnow Pond! (Their
nest was originally a Great Blue Heron's nest.)

*Tree Swallow - Tupper Lake

*Winter Wren - singing along Sabattis Circle Road in Long Lake

*Hermit Thrush - several calling outside our home at dawn

*Purple Finch - outside our home

*Chipping Sparrow - outside our home

*Vesper Sparrow - 3 (2 along Sabattis Circle Road in Long Lake, and 1 along
Route 30 in Tupper Lake)

*Savannah Sparrow - 2 (with a Vesper Sparrow along Route 30 in Tupper Lake)



A Bald Eagle was perched low over the water fishing near the causeway in
Tupper Lake. There were more Eastern Phoebes in Tupper Lake today.
Additional sparrow species (7 today): Amer. Tree, Fox, and Song Sparrows,
and Dark-eyed Junco. Three Gray Jays were observed - 1 along Route 30 and 2
at the Round Lake Trailhead in Long Lake.



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Date: 4/10/17 1:35 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  New York*  Syracuse
- April 10 2017
*  NYSY  04.10.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 27, 2017 - April 10, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: April 10  AT 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of April 03, 2017.
Highlights--------------
RED-NECKED GREBEEURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEALEURASIAN WIGEONBLACK VULTUREGOLDEN EAGLELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWL
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     4/7: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Tschache Pool.     4/9: The EURASIAN or COMMON TEAL continues at the Visitors Center.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory------------
     Another Great week at Derby with 13,646 raptors counted. 4/5 was the biggest day with 4,684 raptors counted. BLACK VULTURES on 4/3, 4/5 and 4/8. Two GOLDEN EAGLES and the first BROAD-WINGS on 4/9.

Oswego county------------
     4/7: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was found in a wet spot at the Revelle Farm along Rt. 49 east of Central Square.     4/8: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found at Oswego Harbor. It was relocated the next day also.

Onondaga county------------
     4/4: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport.     4/9: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

Madison County------------
     4/8: A RED-NECKED GREBE was found at Woodman Pond.

Migrants reported this week.--------------------
COMMON GALLINULESAVANNAH SPARROWSWAMP SPARROWNORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWBARN SWALLOWBROAD-WINGED HAWKRUDDY DUCKAMERICAN BITTERNSPOTTED SANDPIPER PECTORAL SANDPIPERGRAY CATBIRD
          -end report 
    
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Date: 4/10/17 1:32 pm
From: Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel timber point east great river
Currently viewing a Whimbrel in the marsh north of the timber point-east marina, great river

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Date: 4/10/17 12:59 pm
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Glaucous Gull on Central Park Reservoir
Peter Post just asked me to post for him that he is currently viewing a
Glaucous Gull from the Southeast corner of the Reservoir. (3:55 pm,
April 10).

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Date: 4/10/17 9:49 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Iceland Gull ++ Brooklyn NY
This morning, a 1Cy (calendar year) ICELAND GULL (Kumlieni) was observed at Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4. At some point it flew north, and I relocated it at Bush Terminal Piers Park.

While looking for the Iceland Gull I found a drake EURASIAN WIGEON. Which was in the company of a hen and drake American Wigeon. The other highlight from there was a Raven, a bird that I am seeing with some regularity in that location.

In further evidence that Spring has Sprung, I observed multiple Cabbage Whites feeding and fluttering about the vegetation plus several migrating Red Admirals.


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Date: 4/10/17 5:46 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hermit Thrushes, Purple Finches, & more
4/10/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)



Barred Owls have been quite vocal and I listened to a couple at 1:30 a.m.
over our baby monitor. I was also up again during the night (first visit
was 4/7) with 2 Raccoons at our bird feeders. This is the same pair we had
last year and they are extremely gentle! Last night, they finished the suet
in one feeder and consumed half the suet in another by the time I went out
on the porch. Remarkably, they have never pulled down or damaged any of my
bird feeders - I've watched them at seed feeders and they gently eat the
seed from holes (by standing on our porch railing) and holding the feeder in
their front claws as they stand up on their back feet. Also, last fall,
they showed up 3 times with an Eastern Coyote and fed on cracked corn
side-by-side with the coyote! I feel bad chasing them away!



Early this morning, several Hermit Thrushes were calling. This was likely a
migrant group since the local nesting birds sing when they arrive. Purple
Finches also showed up this morning. Fox Sparrows (we have at least 2)
continue to sing and forage with other sparrows around our home.



4/9/17 Long Lake



Two Boreal Chickadees observed along Route 30 and only 1 (very stealthy)
Gray Jay at Sabattis Bog (at my 4 normal Gray Jay stops).



4/8/17 Montezuma



After a morning meeting at Montezuma, I drove the wildlife loop in the
afternoon before heading home:



Canada Goose, Gadwall, Amer. Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler,
Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead,
Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Double-crested Cormorant, and Bald Eagle.



4/7/17 - First of the season Raccoons and Eastern Chipmunks outside our
home!



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Date: 4/9/17 7:32 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sunday April 9, 2017 Louisiana Waterthrushes, Common Loons & note on E. Whip-poor-will
Central Park NYC
Sunday April 9, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am, with some pre-walk & after lunch birding.


Highlights: Louisiana Waterthrush (3 locations), Common Loons, Red-headed Woodpecker. Also see note below on E. Whip-poor-will.

Canada Goose - small numbers (appears that just birds that will attempt breeding remain)
Gadwall - 2 pairs Meer
American Black Duck - female Meer
Mallard - many locations
Northern Shoveler - many fewer (3 Turtle Pond, around a dozen on Reservoir)
Green-winged Teal - pair Oven/Point (Initially reported today from Bow Bridge by Ed Gaillard)
Bufflehead - 9 or 10 Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 48 (27 Reservoir, 21 Meer)
Pied-billed Grebe - breeding plumage Reservoir
Red-necked Grebe - with flock of Ruddy Ducks in SE Reservoir before the walk
Mourning Dove - various locations
Ring-billed, Herring, & Great Black-backed Gull - total around 60 birds for all 3 species (only around 30 at 8am)
Common Loon - 2 (adult in breeding plumage NE Reservoir, immature seen early SW Reservoir moved to NE later)
Double-crested Cormorant - several Reservoir, 4 Turtle Pond & some flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 6 (5 Turtle Pond, 1 island near Bow Bridge)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Oven (Sandra Critelli after lunch) (perhaps the same bird reported earlier by Janet Wooten at Warbler Rock)
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 (immature chased by American Crow at Reservoir, 2 circling over Willow Rock)
Red-headed Woodpecker - immature still molting into 2nd cycle plumage at the Dene (E. 68th Street)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - several locations
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - male at Tupelo Field
Eastern Phoebe -5 (Pinetum, Great Lawn, Shakespeare Garden, Meer, 2 Loch)
Blue Jay - various locations
American Crow - chasing Red-tailed Hawk at south end of Reservoir (others outside the park on the East Side)
Black-capped Chickadee - at least 4
Tufted Titmouse - many fewer
Red-breast Nuthatch - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow
White-breasted Nuthatch - various locations
Brown Creeper - the Point (4 of us after lunch)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 13 (Turtle Pond Dock & south side Turtle Pond/Castle Walk)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 Tupelo Field (Gillian Henry & Andrea Hessel)
American Robin - dozens
Northern Mockingbird - Meer near Conservatory Garden
House Finch - singing Conservatory Garden
American Goldfinch - a few at feeders (one male getting nice color)
Louisiana Waterthrush - 3 (between Azalea Pond & Oven, Loch (Bob after lunch), Oak Bridge (Sandra Critelli after lunch)
Palm Warbler - 2 Loch (Bob after lunch)
Chipping Sparrow - feeders
Field Sparrow - the Dene (Emilie Storrs)
Fox Sparrow - Maintenance Field (Jane)
Song Sparrow - Turtle Pond
Swamp Sparrow - island Turtle Pond
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - 2 locations
Northern Cardinal - residents
Red-winged Blackbird - feeders
Common Grackle - various locations

Deborah Alperin found an injured male Eastern Whip-poor-will on 38th Street & Sixth Avenue on Friday morning (Apr. 7th) and delivered it to the Wild Bird Fund for treatment. This a fairly early date for the species in our region, but other records are earlier.

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Date: 4/9/17 2:45 pm
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East End report: continuing sandhill crane, and migrant arrivals
The sandhill crane first reported on 1/4/17 continues at Wainscott Pond.
Over the past week, there have also been 2 lesser yellowlegs, a few
meadowlark, and at least 9 Wilson's snipe hanging out as a group. At Sagg
Pond, the lesser black-backed gulls first reported by Derek Rogers 4/5/17
continue, and today there was a caspian tern on the sand flats, apart from
the gulls. There was a whimbrel in the flooded field just northeast of the
parking lot reported by Terry Sullivan on 4/8/17. Several migrants at
Shinnecock on 4/5/17 (FOS for me, but in most cases already back in large
numbers), include: boat-tailed grackle, osprey, phoebe, and oystercatcher,
Shinnecock also had common loons and horned grebe in full breeding plumage;
lots of tree swallows at Short Pond, along with a few green-winged and 1
blue-winged teal; and a pair of snowy egret at Accabonac Harbor.


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Date: 4/9/17 12:16 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Update Kings co.
Thanks to Karen O'hearn who refound the bird and passed the word onto Bobbi Manian who then waved me over, I finally got my Brooklyn YTWA. Last observed flycatching across the water near the Rustic Arbor.

Other Prospect Park highlights included Solitary Sandpiper, Broad-winged Hawk, Black Vulture and multiple Palm and Pine Warblers.

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Date: 4/9/17 10:34 am
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Approximately 40 birders showed up for today’s walk on Hunter Island.

Highlights were Great Horned Owls, American Oystercatchers, Horned Grebes in partial breeding plumage.
It was a beautiful day to be in the woods and along the shore.

Great Horned Owl (4)
American Oystercatcher (2)
Horned Grebes (2)
Red-throated Loon
Red- breasted Merganser (4)
Black-capped Chickadee
Eastern Phoebe (4)
Northern Cardinal (2)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-throated Loon
Osprey
Tree Swallow
Song Sparrow (several)
White-thoated Sparrow (several)
Great Egret
Double-crested Cormorant
Tufted Titmouse
Common Grackle (several)
Red-winged Blackbird
Northern Flicker (4)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (2)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (4)
Bufflehead (6)
American Robin (several)
Blue Jay (4)

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Date: 4/9/17 10:30 am
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel in Massapequa (LI) continues
The previously reported Dickcissel continues at corner of Fox Boulevard and
Baldwin Avenue . Comes in with House Sparrows to small bare tree next to
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Date: 4/9/17 10:22 am
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] common bird, rare location: Manhattan Pileated WP report, 4/9
Palm Sunday, 9 April, 2017

On Manhattan island and in New York City for the most part, Pileated Woodpecker is a very (almost completely) unexpected bird… yet again this year, now a second report of one (not 2, just one) of that species has come through, with some details - an initial sighting west of the Cloisters, a medieval museum and part of the Met. Museum of Art collections, which is located in Fort Tryon Park, northern (uptown) Manhattan, this location is a few city-blocks in distance south of Dyckman St. & that park is immediately east of the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan. The first sighting was apparently around 9 a.m., & there may be subsequent sighting[s]. The bird had possibly moved a bit south adjacent with the highway, where there is some sloping woods. NOTE: the mention of “2” in the eBird report of this is an entry-error, ONE bird was sighted and intended as the report. Further note: the nearest subway (to that park) is the “A” line & NOT the #1 line.

More news on this if there are further reports, details, & etc.
There may be at least some seeking this bird this afternoon.

- - -
…. present again in Central Park (Manhattan) this Sunday morning have been the same 4 Warbler spp. - at least 2 Louisiana Waterthrushes (one at the Loch, another in the Ramble) plus Pine, Palm, & Myrtle (a.k.a. Yellow-rumped) Warbler[s], some E. Phoebes, Hermit Thrushes, both Kinglet species, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Sparrows including Field, Chipping, Swamp. [Red] Fox, and many White-throated, as well as Dark-eyed Juncos; the CP reservoir is continuing to host a Red-necked Grebe & at least one Common Loon; ducks include a pair of Green-winged Teal (Lake), & others which are more-regular in Central Park. And the RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues where it’s been for months, in the area of the park just west of East 68th Street & vicinity. There’s more, but this was NOT a big “arrival” day for new migrants of any kind at Central.

Good birding,

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Date: 4/9/17 9:52 am
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ft. Tryon Park, Manhattan: PILEATED WOODPECKER
Hi all,
Just to get the word out there:

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) (2)
- Reported Apr 09, 2017 08:57 by Jeff Skrentny
- Fort Tryon Park, New York, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8614483,-
73.933562&ll=40.8614483,-73.933562
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35813961
- Comments: "No photo, so bummed. I was so surprised to see this. Large
black woodpecker, crow sized, red on head, prominent white wing patches.
So it leap from perch directly west of The Cloisters and fly south just
above tree line. Strong,direct, undulating flight, white wing patches
clearly visible in flight. Was told by local birder one was seen north of
this area 2 weeks ago. "


good birding,

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Date: 4/9/17 9:27 am
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Little Blue Heron - Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk County
Seen flying overhead, around 10:45AM, circling the Ice Pond, was a Little Blue Heron. We watched until we could no longer see it as it flew north east.
Other spring migrants included Pine Warblers, and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and Towhees.
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Date: 4/9/17 9:11 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: Major Update
There are now links for *all* hotspots. Locations shown in italics &
preceded with an asterisk brings up an eBird Hotspot Map giving direct
access to 'Bar Charts', 'High Counts', the ability to 'Submit Data' & a
link to the 'View Details' page which displays a full list of species plus
'Recent Visits' and Top eBirders for the location. 'Directions' here point
to a Google Map view where the marker was placed.

On all dedicated pages (see below) the 'Direction' link is aiming to point
to a nearby parking spot or an entrance to the site. *If you see any issues
with these please let me know off list*.

Hotspots shown in normal type without an asterisk have full pages dedicated
to them. Currently 1,385 hotspots have dedicated pages representing 24.7%
of 5,599 hotspots.

On the *alphabetical listing of hotspots* all locations without a dedicated
page are shown without links. Clicking the county link to the right of the
location name will give you easy access to a linked version.

Please note there are shared locations with no checklists yet. These have
been set up based on reports submitted to mailing lists or based on the
eBird Polygon Tool which reveals popular personal locations.

Here's a link to an eBird help page if you wish to merge any personal
locations with an existing hotspot:

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010517-how-do-i-merge-a-personal-location-with-a-hotspot-

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Date: 4/9/17 7:44 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black vulture near lake success nass co

I just got a call that Liz Dinapoli saw a Black Vulture near lake success as viewed flying over the LIE.
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Date: 4/9/17 5:49 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New Croton Dam -- Croton on Hudson
The Dam was spectacular this morning especially before the packs of runners and peloton of riders; hundreds of swallows dipping in and then out flying right over you on the bridge (I could only pick out barn, N rough winged, and tree). Not much waterfowl, although one breeding plumaged common loon. The reservoir was a sheet of glass but with the three recent storms incredible amounts of water pouring over the spillway -- was deafening. Amazing sight from top of bridge and from croton gorge park.

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Date: 4/9/17 5:04 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Prospect Park
The YTWA continues this morning as reported by Mike Yuan. The bird was seen opposite the Audubon Center/Boathouse and has been moving around the perimeter of the pond there between the bridge and the Binnen Falls.

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Date: 4/8/17 7:45 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Indigo Bunting Manhattan NYC 4/8
Manhattan, N.Y. City - Saturday, 8 April, 2017

An Indigo Bunting was found & photographed in northern Manhattan this Saturday: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35793666 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35793666> This seems to align as at least a modest amount of rather early arrival for a few birds in this region, such as the Hooded Warbler in Stamford (Fairfield Co.), CT, as reported on that adjacent state’s bird list. At least a few other Indigo-B. reports have surfaced in the region of NYC, a tri-state (or being a bit generous, 4-state: PA is not so far) area.

Central Park in Manhattan could not boast of a very-rare goose or even an uncommon warbler on Saturday, but some of the same species were around, the brightly-plumaged Red-headed Woodpecker an ongoing highlight, in same area just west of East 68th St., within the park where it has been for months - and 4 species of warblers on the day, again Louisiana Waterthrush seen thru the day at the Loch (north part of the park) and Pine, Palm, & Myrtle [a.k.a. Yellow-rumped] also seen, plus Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, both Kinglet species, and a mix of some of the other migrants as reported on prior days.

- -
On Hook Mountain (north of Nyack, NY - and not very far north of N.Y. City), Rockland Co. today, Steve Bauer photographed 2 Broad-winged Hawks, as well as observing some typical & expected smaller migrants, including 4 Purple Finches.

- -
Congrat’s to Naomi Lloyd for the Pink-footed Goose sighting in Columbia Co., NY, a stellar bird for that county, region, & for the state.

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Good -and ethical- birding, and thanks to those who respect the birds & all their observers,

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Date: 4/8/17 6:44 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] LI Birding: Oak Beach: No Eared Grebe - Hempstead Lake: 5 sp. Swallow day
This morning, I birded a bit on the Island of Long after a couple of quick stops in Queens seemed to indicate the volume of new arrivals was quite low.

Starting with Oak Beach, I spent almost two hours until the tide was dropping but could not pin down the Eared Grebe. Continuing my recent luck with White-winged Gulls. I pulled out an Iceland Gull that dropped in on the sand spit looking East from the Fisherman's Parking lot. I managed to shoot a couple of poor backlit digiscope photos for anyone interested.

I did a drive by through Jones Beach West End but saw no need to shoot anything since it was quiet. Even the sand bar by the Coast Guard was non eventful save for a family of Clamers.

At Hempstead Lake, I had a good run starting with the sweet sounds and then views of Rusty Blackbirds. I heard more birds than seen and added migrants like Palm and Pine Warblers + both Kinglets before reaching the lake.

The south lake was quite active with Swallows. In two hours of sorting through the activity, I tallied the following: As expected, the numbers were dominated by Tree Swallows an estimated 50, 5 Barn Swallows, 3 at McDonald's Pond - hard to tell if they were moving between that location and the lake as I had 2 there as well (I am going with 3), 2 Bank Swallows, 3 Northern Rough-winged and 1 Cliff...possibly 2 were there.

On my way out near the picnic areas, I had a couple of Hermit Thrushes. Overall, not quite as active, still an enjoyable day.


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Date: 4/8/17 6:29 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat at JBWR
For those thinking of trying tomorrow, it should be noted that the Chat
started ranging over a wider area after spending the morning in the area
noted below. I last saw it at the start of the West Pond trail, under the
large cedar on the right (next to the lower entrance to the south garden).
And from the time I arrived at JBWR, it wasn't quite so cooperative. I guess
it remembered that it's a Chat. I managed a couple of usable pictures, one
of them now on http://stevewalternature.com/ for anyone that wants to take a
look.



I got my first look at the restored West Pond. I was told earlier in the day
that it was essentially a mud flat and would require rain to fill up. What I
saw was a full pond, with ducks in it. I'm not sure what's going on with
that. Maybe old information I was given?



Also noted a Common Raven and possibly the largest number of Boat-tailed
Grackles ever on the refuge grounds (large numbers have been noted over the
years flying to or from a roost site). What else? Oh yea, I had
Yellow-rumped Warbler and Golden-crowned Kinglets. I think I saw that
mentioned in the subject line of recent post, so I guess that's something
you're supposed to report.







Steve Walter

Bayside, NY





Update: the bird is moving south along the west edge of the parking lot at

the edge of the woods, towards the visitor center





On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 9:10 AM Tod Winston <twins......>
<mailto:<twins......> > wrote:



> My beginning birding group and I just spotted a very cooperative

> Yellow-breasted Chat at the northwest corner of the visitor center parking

> lot, feeding in the grass.

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Date: 4/8/17 3:49 pm
From: Dave Medd <dmedd906...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Test
Test

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Date: 4/8/17 2:29 pm
From: naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pink-footed Goose, Columbia Co

Found about 2pm today, a Pink-footed Goose in Kinderhook, at the intersection of Rt 21 and Eichybush Rd. It was with a flock of 150 Canada Geese and 7 Snows. It lifted off with the flock about 2:30 but has been refound in the same area.

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Date: 4/8/17 2:02 pm
From: Dave Medd <dmedd906...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] PIWA Bedford hills ny
Pine warbler at feeder and bird bath most of the morning

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Date: 4/8/17 1:37 pm
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gannet show Staten Island
Currently thousands of gannets in great kills harbor putting in an amazing show.

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Date: 4/8/17 1:00 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Saturday April 8, 2017 - 7 Black-crowned Night-Herons, L. Waterthrush, Common Raven
Central Park NYC
Saturday April 8, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walks starting from the Boathouse at 7:30 & 9am


Highlights: 7 Black-crowned Night-Herons, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Raven, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches.

Mallard
Northern Shoveler - 15 (Lake & Turtle Pond)
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond, others on the Lake
Black-crowned Night Heron - 7 Turtle Pond (3 on island, 4 in willow on the north side)
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Red-tailed Hawk - 4
Red-belied Woodpecker - residents on territory
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3, all males
Downy Woodpecker - residents on territory
Northern Flicker - 10 to 15
American Kestrel - Maintenance Field
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Blue Jay
American Crow - 4
Common Raven- flying over Oven (before walk)
Black-capped chickadee - 6
Tufted Titmouse - 10
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2 Maintenance Field
White-breasted Nuthatch - 4
Brown Creeper - Pinetum
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 Skakespeare Garden
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 3 (Tupelo Field & Upper Lobe)
Hermit Thrush - Tupelo Field
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird - Maintenance Field
American Goldfinch - 8 (feeders & stream between Azalea Pond & Oven)
Louisiana Waterthrush - fenced-in area of Ramble (thanks to Andrew Rubenfeld)
Chipping Sparrow - 4 feeders
Fox Sparrow - 2 feeders
Song Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow - good numbers, many locations
Dark-eyed Junco - 6 (1 feeders, 5 SW Great Lawn)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - 5
Common Grackle

Mayra & Noa Cruz reported a Brown-headed Cowbird pair at the Maintenance Field before the walk. Another birder reported 3 Common Ravens perched at the Reservoir.

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Date: 4/8/17 12:34 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Woodcock Walk at Croton Point
Anders

Thank you for the interesting write up. Seems like those two days in March gave NY County the single day county high watermark for woodcock in the state. The number of snipe a few weeks back at Croton Point park reaching 15 one afternoon in two fairly confined areas in close proximity was in my experience pretty cool (not quite the scientific analysis). For those who have not had their fill of american woodcock this spring, Saw Mill River Audubon will be leading a walk tomorrow (Sunday) evening at Croton Point Park in search of them in display mode. Link with info below.

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Date: 4/8/17 11:20 am
From: John Mora <johnmmora...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel: Massapequa
Still there -perfect directions on corner of Baldwin by the hoops.

Male getting the black bib.

Thank you,

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> On Apr 8, 2017, at 12:51 PM, Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...> wrote:
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> Seen in front yard of corner house on fox blvd. Park on opp side of street to view from within car. Its next to a basketball hoop support laying on the ground. Feeding with hosps in front of garage
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> 04/08/2017. @ 12:49
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> Seen today NW corner of Fox Blvd and Baldwin Rd. Residential area in a yard with house sparrows and rw blackbirds.
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Date: 4/8/17 11:12 am
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] American Woodcock Event of March 15-17.
Hi all,
After the American Woodcock Bonanza of March 15-17, during which I and
others saw unheard of numbers in Central Park in New York County, I did
some research of the status of woodcocks in NY State, high counts, etc. A
short write-up, with photos, is now up on the Linnaean Society's website.


http://linnaeannewyork.org/publications/observations/20170315-observation-woodcock-event.html

good birding,

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Date: 4/8/17 9:53 am
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel: Massapequa

Seen in front yard of corner house on fox blvd. Park on opp side of street to view from within car. Its next to a basketball hoop support laying on the ground. Feeding with hosps in front of garage
04/08/2017. @ 12:49

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Date: 4/8/17 8:32 am
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - EVEN more woodcocks!
This may be getting redundant, but the fact that Bryant Park is so small and there is no thick foliage makes it easier than finding them hiding in the bigger Central Park. Nevertheless, this is the most American Woodcocks I’ve ever seen in one season in nearly 20 years working across from Bryant Park.

And so Friday night turned up another American Woodcock in a favored spot, just west of the Petanque court sitting in the flower bed.

Alan Drogin

> On Apr 3, 2017, at 11:10 PM, Alan Drogin <drogin...> wrote:
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> Two more American Woodcocks at Bryant Park. One located again just west of the Petanque court and the other in the flowerbed around the lawn, just west of the north central entrance. The empty lawn was hopping with Song Sparrows and Juncos and the first Hermit Thrush.
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Date: 4/8/17 8:06 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel: Massapequa
Seen today NW corner of Fox Blvd and Baldwin Rd. Residential area in a
yard with house sparrows and rw blackbirds.

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Date: 4/8/17 6:26 am
From: Tod Winston <twinston...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat at JBWR
Update: the bird is moving south along the west edge of the parking lot at
the edge of the woods, towards the visitor center


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> My beginning birding group and I just spotted a very cooperative
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Ytwa in Prospect kings
http://prospectsightings.blogspot.com/2017/04/tweet-from-ed-crowne-ecrowne-prospect.html?m=1

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Date: 4/8/17 6:10 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-breasted Chat at JBWR
My beginning birding group and I just spotted a very cooperative
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Date: 4/7/17 5:35 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 07 April 2017
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 7, 2017
* NYNY1704.07

- Birds Mentioned

TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
Redhead
EARED GREBE
American Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Northern Goshawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Clapper Rail
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
WHIMBREL
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson’s Snipe
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Laughing Gull
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL
Short-eared Owl
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Eastern Phoebe
NORTHERN SHRIKE
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Rusty Blackbird
Orchard Oriole

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nysarc44<at>nybirds<dot>org

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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: Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, April 7, 2017
at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, EARED GREBE,
NORTHERN SHRIKE, BLACK-HEADED GULL, EURASIAN WIGEON, GLAUCOUS, ICELAND and
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, WHIMBREL, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER and various migrants.

Still hanging in there, the TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was seen as recently as
Thursday around its preferred location near blue house #1625 North Sea
Drive on the north fork in Southold. With each passing front its
continuation becomes more unlikely.

The EARED GREBE was rather accommodating as it fed Sunday just west of the
fisherman’s parking lot along Oak Beach Road.

A nice find though a brief sighting was a NORTHERN SHRIKE videoed Tuesday
at Rockefeller State Park in Pocantico Hills, Westchester County, the bird
moving about actively.

An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted Wednesday at Sagg Main Beach in
Southampton, where three LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were also present.
Several other LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS during the week included 7 Thursday at
Floyd Bennett Field along with a GLAUCOUS GULL and up to 6 Thursday at
Heckscher State Park. An ICELAND GULL also continues in Brooklyn.

Single drake EURASIAN WIGEONS were noted in Brooklyn at Dreier-Offerman
Park Sunday and at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center at least to
Monday. One or 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS have also been seen at the Salt Marsh
Nature Center from Saturday to Wednesday, with others also about.

The Prospect Park immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK was still being reported last
weekend.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was at Baisley Pond in Queens Saturday along with 2
lingering REDHEADS, and 20 WILSON’S SNIPE were counted at Willow Lake in
Queens Wednesday, with some elsewhere as well.

This week’s RED-HEADED WOODPECKER reports, all lingering birds, come from
Central Park just west of East 68th Street, Kissena Park in Queens,
Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream, Sunken Meadow State Park and Northport’s
Makamah Preserve.

On Wednesday single ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were spotted at Kissena Park
and the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Hempstead Lake State Park, a usually quite productive site in early spring,
has lately provided decent numbers of migrants including EASTERN PHOEBE,
BROWN CREEPER, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED and BARN
SWALLOWS, PINE and PALM WARBLERS and up to 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, these also
appearing at various sites now.

Among the more unusual recent arrivals have been a TRICOLORED HERON
reported Monday off Dune Road, LITTLE BLUE HERON at Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, with 3 at Cammans Pond Sunday, and a
few species of shorebirds including SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
PECTORAL SANDPIPER, WILLET, and a WHIMBEL today at Sagg Pond in
Bridgehampton. Other non-passerines have included GLOSSY IBIS, CLAPPER
RAIL, LAUGHING GULL, and a few BROAD-WINGED HAWKS.

A gathering of 20 PIPING PLOVERS visited the Jones Beach West End Coast
Guard bar on the falling tide Sunday.

Among the passerines, early was an ORCHARD ORIOLE in Central Park today,
while a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH today at Babylon’s Southards Pond Park is
presumably the same one noted there twice in February. LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSHES are now showing up, and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER, very early, was
reported at the Salt Marsh Nature Center Wednesday. Also noted have been a
few BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS, and 2 VESPER SPARROWS were at Jones Beach West
End Wednesday. HERMIT THRUSH and WINTER and MARSH WRENS are also among the
earlier migrants to be enjoyed currently.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke weekdays at 212-372-1483.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Date: 4/7/17 4:08 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/7 - Orchard Oriole, Red-headed W.P., arrivals & lingerers
Friday, 7th of April, 2017
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A clear highlight for being this early was the ORCHARD ORIOLE (an adult male, which has been photographed) in the eastern parts of the Ramble today; if not an earliest record for this park, it likely comes fairly close - and does not appear to correspond with many, if any, other unusually early species being documented during this week in Central.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER remains in the same area of the park as has been for the past few months, showing fine bright plumage lately, it’s most often nearest to the first path west of Fifth Avenue inside the park, parallel with about East 68th Street, or a short way north, occasionally flirting with farther-off areas, but has been loyal to the noted patch of territory. How much longer might it linger there - uncertain but this species often moves out sometime in April after overwintering (as this one has), although some have also lingered (and fresh migrants appeared) into early -& more rarely, well into the middle of- May.

A few LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH have been in this week, the longest-lingering in one area of the park apparently that which I first reported Monday at the Loch, and reliably reported there in the afternoon today as well. Other warblers continuing have been Pine, Palm (all of “eastern” or yellow type, as far as seen & reported thus far), and Myrtle (a.k.a. Yellow-rumped) Warblers, the latter in modest numbers only. For other migrants expected now, Blue-gray Gnatctachers are a bit more regular as of today, and both species of Kinglets are although Golden-crowned may yet have the edge - not for long… Eastern Phoebes have been numerous, and Hermit Thrush showing an increase through this week. Winter Wren has been a tougher bird than it “should” be, but their prime movement is still to come… soon enough.

Rusty Blackbirds have been in, with a couple moving in at the Ramble & Lake edges perhaps observed by more observers than elsewhere, one or more at the Loch being a bit more elusive.

Not many swallows have shown just yet, but at least the 3 species so far reported were in this week, and 2 of those seen today, Barn (still a bit early) and N. Rough-winged Swallow being seen at the reservoir late in the day, & N. Rough-winged also at some other locations, most expected at the Meer (which can be a very good site for observing swallows, sometimes more satisfactory than viewing from the reservoir’s track). Tree Swallow also has been thru, but typically not too many of them linger in the park in the first weeks that they are appearing locally; by mid-spring however, with swallows becoming commoner, Tree will be seen in good numbers here.

A Red-necked Grebe in brightening plumage that has been lingering, present again today at the reservoir, is certainly going to be watched with increasing interest should it linger on through this month, such behavior could then indicate with that much more likelihood that this is that same bird which was rehabilitated locally, and released to the CP reservoir. This reasoning however might be seen as flawed, since it rests in part simply on the paucity of the species occurrences in this specific location, Central Park. It nonetheless may offer an indication as to whether this is 1 and only one this spring, and since the mid-winter, or is a newer arrival which wanted to visit & perplex some.

Also present again at the reservoir have been at least 2 Common Loons. A fair variety of water-birds: ducks & coots & pied-billed grebe, complement the Great Egrets & Black-crowned Night-Herons that have been around this week. A modest movement of Great, as well as 2 Snowy Egret, plus some 14 Great Blue Herons, were seen moving across the sky from the north end of the park in early morning. (the flight direction for the egrets was east, and - mostly - west, while the Great Blues were all moving much more due-northerly, clearly aimaing to some breeding areas out of Manhattan and probably onward well out of N.Y. City.

Sparrow movement has hardly peaked, but there are some indications it may start to, with more Field Sparrows (often a precursor here in CP to additional good sparrow arrival, in spring) and Chipping Sparrows, as well as modest new Swamp & White-throated, & very modest no’s. of [Red] Fox Sparrow, plus Dark-eyed Juncos, on the move or hanging-in for a while. We also await the major movement of E. Towee, and of course many other birds as April progresses on.

More & more trees & some shrubs & various flowers are showing lately, and again the East Drives of the park are really a showcase just now, with early Cherry varieties and Magnolia trees, as well as more of other trees & shrubs starting to offer up hints and more-than-hints of colors, greens also amongst the pastel flowers. The entire park may well be ‘bursting' with bloom in the next few days, as temperatues warm by Sunday-Monday (& as more fresh migration is anticipated here), and no shortage of watering in all the rain.

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"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?” - Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)

Good -and ethical- birding, and thanks to those who respect the birds & all their observers,

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Date: 4/7/17 12:23 pm
From: Richard Fried <rfried...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] Upcoming Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
A small correction: the 6:00 PM speaker will be Stephane Perreault (not
Stephanie). My apologies for the typo.



Rich Fried



On Tuesday evening, April 11th, 2017, the Linnaean Society of New York
2016-17 Speaker Program will feature two new presentations.

At 6:00 PM, Stephanie Perreault will present The American Redstart: A
Birder's View:

Stephane Perreault studied redstarts for six years at McGill University,
including a DNA parentage study. Perreault's presentation on the American
Redstart will focus on features that will allow birders and bird watchers to
further appreciate these marvelous birds. The recognition of sexual
dimorphism, delayed plumage maturation, individual plumage pattern, and
songs that can be recognized to the individual, can provide more meaningful
encounters with this species. Perreault has co-authored papers on the
breeding biology of Redstarts and Yellow Warblers, and assisted in field
studies of Cattle Egrets and Red-breasted Mergansers.

Following the brief business meeting at 7:30 PM, Heather Lynch will present
The Who, How, What, and Where of Life as a Penguin: How Studying Both
Captive and Wild Populations of Penguins is Redefining "Normal":

Dr. Heather Lynch, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the State
University of New York at Stony Brook, will focus on recent developments at
the interface of wild and captive penguin research. She will also discuss
work on behavioral acoustics and reproductive behavior that will permit a
more nuanced understanding of how climate change and other threats are
likely to affect penguin populations over the next century. Her research is
focused on uncovering the population dynamics and biogeographic distribution
of Antarctic wildlife, with a particular focus on combining high-resolution
satellite imagery and old-fashioned field expeditions to track the abundance
and distribution of penguins.

Both presentations are free and will be held in the Linder Theater on the
first floor of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Enter at West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. All
welcome!

Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the
2016-2017 program can be found here:

http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2016-2017.html

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Date: 4/7/17 12:13 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Little Gull re-found Upper Lisle County Park Today 4/7/17
The LITTLE GULL originally found by George Chiu
yesterday at Dorchester Park was near the rusty bridge
in the channel at Upper Lisle County Park this afternoon.
(an ebird hotspot)

The bird was with several BONAPARTE'S GULLS. I spotted
it by the white primary feathers near the back of the bird.
The bird showed dark underwings while preening and of
course when taking off. Also apparent was the gray from
the mantle to the nape.

See http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35762089
for more photos. These aren't that good
since the bird was more distant and on the water.

The bird flushed with the entire flock of BOGUs and headed
back down the channel to the upper end of the reservoir.
With north winds again tonight, the bird may stick around.
The biggest problem is access. Upper lisle is severely flooded
and you can't get a vantage point to see down the channel.
Also if the bird flies back down to Dorchester, your best bet
is trying from Kiebal road since Dorchester Park is closed
and they won't allow anyone even to walk down into the park.

Anyway, a great new bird for Broome County and another excellent
find by George Chiu!

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Date: 4/7/17 11:48 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park - North End, NYC - Friday April 7, 2017 - Louisiana Waterthrush - etc.
Central Park - North End, NYC
Friday April 7, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob. on bird walk starting at the Conservatory Garden at 9am.

Highlights: Louisiana Waterthrush, Pine Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Turkey Vulture, Great Blue Herons, Northern Rough-winged Swallows.

Wood Duck - male Meer (Tom Ahlf)
Gadwall - 3 (2 males & female) Meer
Ruddy Duck - 10 Meer
Doule-crested Cormorant - 15 (10 flyovers) 5 at Meer
Great Blue Heron - 2 flyovers (Brandon Keogh), 1 at Meer before walk
Great Egret - Meer
Turkey Vulture - flyover
Cooper's Hawk - female SE Great Hill
Red-tailed Hawk - 4 (one with jesses at Mt. Sinai before walk)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Green Bench
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 5-10
Eastern Phoebe - 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Meer
Black-capped Chickadee - 3 or 4
Tufted Titmouse - many
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Brown Creeper - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2 (Blockhouse (Peter Haskel), Green Bench)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1 along Meer
Hermit Thrush - near Blockhouse
American Robin
House Finch - some singing
Louisiana Waterthrush - west side of Loch
Pine Warbler - 3 (2 Fort Clinton, 1 Green Bench before walk)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Meer (before walk)
Song Sparrow - a few
Swamp Sparrow - 2 (Loch & Meer)
White-throated Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird - several males & females

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Date: 4/7/17 11:25 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: New/Renamed Shared Locations (7-Apr-'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for working
on shared location suggestions.

New and renamed shared locations (hotspots) have been updated for the 62
county wiki pages. You can find a summary of the changes below with
clickable links where pages exist for a dedicated hotspot.

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/NewHotspots
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/RenamedHotspots

The above links now appear on the home page (see below) on the 'Shared
Location Updates' line eliminating the need to refer back to this message:

Home page: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

The page with all hotspots (5,599) alphabetized has also been updated.
Links to both the New and Renamed pages appears on the 'Shared Location
Updates' line:

Alphabetical list of hotspots:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/AlphaHotspots

If you wish to merge your personal location with an existing hotspot here
are the steps:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— You can sort the list by clicking on any of the headers: Location,
Country, State/Province, County, Type* or # of Checklists
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clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
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Date: 4/7/17 10:58 am
From: Richard Fried <rfried...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Upcoming Linnaean Society of NY Program, Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
On Tuesday evening, April 11th, 2017, the Linnaean Society of New York
2016-17 Speaker Program will feature two new presentations.



At 6:00 PM, Stephanie Perreault will present The American Redstart: A
Birder's View:

Stephane Perreault studied redstarts for six years at McGill University,
including a DNA parentage study. Perreault's presentation on the American
Redstart will focus on features that will allow birders and bird watchers to
further appreciate these marvelous birds. The recognition of sexual
dimorphism, delayed plumage maturation, individual plumage pattern, and
songs that can be recognized to the individual, can provide more meaningful
encounters with this species. Perreault has co-authored papers on the
breeding biology of Redstarts and Yellow Warblers, and assisted in field
studies of Cattle Egrets and Red-breasted Mergansers.



Following the brief business meeting at 7:30 PM, Heather Lynch will present
The Who, How, What, and Where of Life as a Penguin: How Studying Both
Captive and Wild Populations of Penguins is Redefining "Normal":

Dr. Heather Lynch, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the State
University of New York at Stony Brook, will focus on recent developments at
the interface of wild and captive penguin research. She will also discuss
work on behavioral acoustics and reproductive behavior that will permit a
more nuanced understanding of how climate change and other threats are
likely to affect penguin populations over the next century. Her research is
focused on uncovering the population dynamics and biogeographic distribution
of Antarctic wildlife, with a particular focus on combining high-resolution
satellite imagery and old-fashioned field expeditions to track the abundance
and distribution of penguins.



Both presentations are free and will be held in the Linder Theater on the
first floor of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Enter at West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. All
welcome!



Complete details of these exciting presentations and the rest of the
2016-2017 program can be found here:

http://linnaeannewyork.org/calendar-programs-trips/programs2016-2017.html



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Date: 4/7/17 8:30 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Survivor--Northern Waterthrush at Southards Pond, Suffolk, LI
Patricia Lindsay heard a waterthrush calling at Southards Pond this morning but never saw the bird. The date would be exceptionally early for a migrant Northern (tying the record-early date cited by the late Stephen Eaton in his species account in Bull's Birds of NYS); it would be in line for Louisiana, but the latter is quite uncommon in Suffolk County. Thus I decided to make an effort to pin it down. It took a while, but I eventually obtained definitive views of a Northern Waterthrush.

eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35757724

This is almost certainly the same individual recorded at Southards by Pete Morris on two dates in February:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34308665

--establishing a remarkable first NYS record of overwinter survival by this Neotropical migrant species.

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Date: 4/7/17 7:56 am
From: Larry Federman <birderlarry...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Catskill Birding Weekend
Just a clarification – the festival is being held at the Frost Valley YMCA, it’s not a new Catskill Center property.

In any case, it is shaping up to be quite the birding event!

Happy birding,
Larry Federman, Northern Catskills Audubon Society
Palenville, Greene County

From: Curt McDermott
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:49 PM
To: NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Catskill Birding Weekend



Hi All,

I am sure that many of you have heard of the new Catskill Center in Claryville, NY. This June, they are hosting a birding weekend, entitled "Taking Flight"; Birding in the Catskills. The dates are Friday June 9 - Sunday, June 11. Saturday's Keynote speaker will be Richard Crossley. Knowing that many may be interested, I wanted to bring it to the attention of the list. I have included a link to the site.

http://catskillcenter.org/taking-flight-about/



Good Birding,

Curt McDermott




CEO Birding.com

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Date: 4/6/17 10:31 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Photos of Little Gull Dorchester Park Broome County 4/6/17
see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35739589

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Date: 4/6/17 7:50 pm
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn/Floyd Bennett/Gulls and Shorebirds
Spent a little over 3 hours this afternoon from 4:00 p.m on scouring the runways and fields of Floyd Bennett for gulls and shorebirds roosting at high tideMostly cloudy skies with intermittent rain and a brief deluge that included lighting and thunder. Clouds broke around 5:30 for some sun. Highlights were:
7 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (6 adult or near adult and one 2CY)1 1CY Glaucous Gull9 species of shore bird including 6 Red Knots in winter plumage and singles of Ruddy Turnstone and sanderling (unusual away from shore).
eBird checklist here:

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Date: 4/6/17 7:07 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 06 Apr 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/06/2017
* NYBU1704.06
- Birds mentioned

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SNOWY OWL
LONG-B. DOWITCHER
KING EIDER
EURASIAN WIGEON
EARED GREBE
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Trumpeter Swan
Gr. White-fr. Goose
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Goshawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Common Tern
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Fox Sparrow

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/06/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Wide range of highlights received March 23
through April 6 from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

From the Southern Tier - Cattaraugus County,
SNOWY OWL still present at a farm in Hinsdale
and NORTHERN GOSHAWK in Humphrey. Chautauqua
County, two rare LONG-B. DOWITCHERS, plus 10
WILSON'S SNIPE, 125 HORNED LARKS, and FIELD
SPARROW on March 29 in Sheridan. EARED GREBE
with 2 L. BLACK-B. GULLS at Dunkirk Harbor.
VESPER SPARROW at the Dunkirk Airport. And
in Olean, a tagged TRUMPETER SWAN on the
Allegany River.

The BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario Plains
on March 30 was highlighted by an immature male
KING EIDER at Golden Hill State Park, plus 2
GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, 5 CACKLING GEESE and 11
SNOW GEESE around the Niagara-Orleans
Countyline Road. Also on the field trip, HORNED
GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK,
KILLDEER, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and PILEATED
WOODPECKER.

On the upper Niagara River - BALD EAGLES on
nest at Strawberry Island. GREAT BLUE HERONS and
GREAT EGRETS at the Motor Island heronry,
OSPREY at Tonawanda and COMMON TERNS at Grand
Island. On the lower river, 2 LITTLE GULLS
among BONAPARTE'S GULLS and LONG-TAILED DUCKS
off Lewiston.

In the Iroquois Refuge, EURASIAN WIGEON at
Kumpf Marsh on March 29, 2 SANDHILL CRANES
along Lewiston Road, and EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at
the refuge headquarters.

From Buffalo, arriving AMERICAN BITTERN and
BROWN THRASHER at Tifft Nature Preserve, and at
Forest lawn, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS, HERMIT THRUSH
and EASTERN TOWHEE.

Also during the past two weeks, multiple
reports of migrant raptors, flocks of TURKEY
VULTURES, NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE,
TREE SWALLOW, CHIPPING SPARROW and FOX SPARROW.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 13. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 4/6/17 6:51 pm
From: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Can you help April 9th LIS seawatches?
Dear New York birders, please confirm if you can help us count birds in
Long Island Sound from any New York location, on April 9th.

Thank You!
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Date: 4/6/17 6:50 pm
From: Curt McDermott <Curt...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Catskill Birding Weekend

Hi All,

I am sure that many of you have heard of the new Catskill Center in Claryville, NY. This June, they are hosting a birding weekend, entitled "Taking Flight"; Birding in the Catskills. The dates are Friday June 9 - Sunday, June 11. Saturday's Keynote speaker will be Richard Crossley. Knowing that many may be interested, I wanted to bring it to the attention of the list. I have included a link to the site.

http://catskillcenter.org/taking-flight-about/


Good Birding,

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Date: 4/6/17 3:57 pm
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fox Sparrows/Green-winged Teal & more waterfowl/Barred Owls & more
Still some snow on the ground and most lakes are still iced over, but
beginning to open up. Some species from the past week:



4/6/17 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.) and Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.)



Wood Duck - pair along the Tupper Lake causeway

Amer. Black Duck - pair along the Tupper Lake causeway

Green-winged Teal - pair along the Tupper Lake causeway

Ring-necked Duck - many on Tupper Lake

Bufflehead - one male on a small piece of open water at the inlet of Little
Tupper Lake

Hooded Merganser - everywhere there is open water!

Common Merganser - everywhere there is open water!

Turkey Vulture - several over Tupper Lake

Bald Eagle - adult flying over Simon Pond in Tupper Lake

Barred Owl - heard on the baby monitor during the night - we have been
hearing them every night for the past couple weeks

Amer. Kestrel - perched in the marsh along the Tupper Lake causeway

Gray Jay - 3 (1 along Route 30, 1 at the Round Lake Trailhead, and 1 at
Sabattis Bog - all in Long Lake)

Boreal Chickadee - 2 vocalizing along Route 30 in Long Lake as I
photographed a singing Fox Sparrow!

Fox Sparrow - 2 (1 singing outside our home early this morning and another
one singing along Route 30 in Long Lake where I feed Gray Jays)

Song Sparrow - everywhere and singing

Dark-eyed Junco - numbers swelled outside our home today - also singing



I have not yet spotted the Sandhill Cranes in Tupper Lake.



4/5/17 Long Lake and Tupper Lake



Mostly the same waterfowl, but also a Common Goldeneye pair on the little
patch of open water at the Little Tupper Lake inlet

Killdeer - pair mating along the drive into the Tupper Lake Waterfront Park!

Turkey Vulture - 1 Tupper Lake, 2 in Long Lake

Bald Eagle - 4 different birds in Tupper Lake (2 adults)

Barred Owl

Gray Jay - 6 (groups of 1, 2, and 3 along Sabattis Circle Road)

Golden-crowned Kinglet - many!

Pine Siskin - vocalizing outside our house

Amer. Tree Sparrow - 1 at a Long Lake feeder

Song Sparrow - many along all the roads and lots of singing in Tupper Lake

Dark-eyed Junco - many singing



4/4/17 American Robins began singing outside our home!



4/3/17 Long Lake



Lots of waterfowl on Long Lake including Ring-necked Ducks

Black-backed Woodpecker - male foraging along Sabattis Circle Road near the
Round Lake Trailhead

Gray Jay - 12! (3 along Route 30, 3 near the inlet of Little Tupper Lake, 2
at the Round Lake Trailhead, and 4 at Sabattis Bog)

Golden-crowned Kinglet - many and some were singing (most left this year for
the winter and they appear to be back!)



4/1/17 Long Lake



Wild Turkey -Wild Turkeys were mating outside our home!

Boreal Chickadee - 1 along Route 30 in Long Lake



River Otters - 4! (1 on Long Lake, 1 on Little Tupper Lake, and 2 on the
inlet of Round Lake) I posted a video to my Facebook page below.



3/30/17 Long Lake, Tupper Lake, and Newcomb (Essex Co.)



Turkey Vulture - 2 in Tupper Lake

Cooper's Hawk - along the Round Lake Trail in Long Lake

Northern Shrike - along Route 30 at a marshy location about 3 miles south of
the Tupper Lake boat launch (we saw it on 3/26/17 too)

Gray Jay - 5 at 3 locations in Long Lake

Boreal Chickadee - along Route 28N in Newcomb

Eastern Bluebird - Newcomb

Pine Siskin - at a feeder in Newcomb

Evening Grosbeak - flock at a feeder in Newcomb

Song Sparrow - 2 in Newcomb

Dark-eyed Junco - singing



3 River Otters on Long Lake!



3/29/17 - Common Goldeneye pair on Long Lake; I went owling during the night
- the only owl found was a dead Barred Owl on Route 30 in Long Lake. I also
observed a Bobcat.

3/27/17 - Snow Bunting flock in Long Lake; Amer. Tree Sparrows began moving
through

3/26/17 - Female Black-backed Woodpecker at Sabattis Bog; Northern Shrike
along Route 30 in Tupper Lake (same location as above)



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Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 4/6/17 3:27 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Iceland & Lesser Black-backed Gulls @ FBF Kings co.
Amidst the thunder and lightning which was very, very frightening. I ventured forth from "Queens" for a short bit of Gulling in Kings.

Highlights were: 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (1st CY and a 4th CY type).

1st CY Iceland Gull (Kumlieni).

All observed at Floyd Bennett Field (FBF) in Brooklyn NY.


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Date: 4/6/17 3:13 pm
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Lesser Black-backs at Heckscher,Suffolk Co
Now 5 adults or near adults and one first year. Also a Dunlin and 3 Black-bellied Plovers.

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Date: 4/6/17 3:01 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Little Gull Broome County- First County Record
Today George Chiu found a first Broome County record LITTLE GULL
at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point. The bird was with a bunch of
Bonaparte's Gulls and at times on the parking lot of the boat launch.
The bird was an adult in basic plumage.

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Date: 4/6/17 2:48 pm
From: Ken Thompson <kenlad01...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP, Suffolk LBB Gulls
Wow, I had one around two o'clock

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 5:01 PM Mike <mikec02...> wrote:

> Currently 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the flooded parking field at
> Heckscher. 4 adults, 1 1st year
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Date: 4/6/17 2:45 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Sullivan County:*
Snowy Egret (13-May-1978)

*Tioga County:*
Dunlin (1-Apr-2017)

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Date: 4/6/17 2:01 pm
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Heckscher SP, Suffolk LBB Gulls
Currently 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the flooded parking field at Heckscher. 4 adults, 1 1st year

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Date: 4/6/17 3:58 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: New for 2 Counties (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for both
Albany and Ulster Counties based on total species seen. Numbers in
parentheses represents the # of sub-locations for those sites.

If you spot any issues with the pages please let me know off list. Also, if
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link on the location pages points to a public parking spot or to an
entrance to the site? Thanks!

Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added to 20 new pages is 35 bringing
the total coverage to 1,353 hotspots or 24.4% of 5,550 for New York State.

*ALBANY COUNTY*
Albany Pine Bush Preserve (9)
Alcove Reservoir
Ann Lee Pond
Basic Creek Reservoir (access permit required)
Black Creek Marsh (Albany Co.)
Cohoes Flats
Five Rivers EEC
Huyck Preserve (2)
Normanskill Farm
Partridge Run WMA

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Albany

*ULSTER COUNTY*
Ashokan Reservoir (4)
Black Creek Preserve
Blue Chip Farms
Esopus Meadows Lighthouse Park
Great Vly WMA--West Camp Rd.
Kingston Point
Saugerties Lighthouse
Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
Sleightsburg Spit
Minnewaska State Park (4)

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Date: 4/5/17 7:57 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/5 (expected migrants & lingerers)
Wednesday, 5 April, 2017

Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A rather modest amount of new migration allowed for a return of more species, if not great numbers, of early-spring migrants. A Barn Swallow was reported from the bird-walk group with a leader from the A.M.N.H. (American Museum of Natural History, New York) as seen over the reservoir. A minimum of 2 Louisiana Waterthrushes were present, by far the one sought & seen by more observers that in the Ramble, and another seen by David Barrett & myself in early afternoon, at the Loch’s farthest sw portion, though workinga along the n. bank when seen by us. The Ramble bird (assuming just one) was in wet areas from next to the lake west of The Point, up into the areas just to the north, with good running water in & along a few paths, from the dousing of rain that had come thru early Wed. in the 'wee hours’.

Also seen again today were some Pine, Palm (‘eastern-yellow form) & Myrtle (a.k.a. Yellow-rumped) Warbler[s]. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were seen in a few locations, and had been noted as well as of Monday. (An amazing flight of B.-g. Gnatcatchers were recorded at Cape May, NJ this Wed. morning, by a highly-skilled team of observers: more than 1,000 of this sprite-like species were seen passing north from the Point at Cape May; even in that special location, this is a very high number!) In Central, both Kinglet species were noted but with golden still the much more common of them, & some Hermit Thrush, Chipping Sparrow, and a few other expected migrant spp. but in modest or low numbers.

Waterfowl had a pair of Ring-necked Ducks come in to Turtle Pond, and still around as well, N. Shovelers, Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks, the female Am. Wigeon at the Meer, Wood Duck in 2 locations, & at least a pair of Hooded Mergansers, as well as Gadwalls. There were a few reports that a Red-necked Grebe was continuing, &/but a non-breeding-plumaged Common Loon was defintely on the reservoir, as well as D.-c. Cormorants in multiple locations.

Finally, the Red-headed Woodpecker in fine bright plumage was again in the area just west of East 68-69th Streets; it’s the first path in tne park west of & parallel with Fifth Avenue to look for this from & try looking up high, too - this bird typically moves about or may call occasionally.

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Date: 4/5/17 7:38 pm
From: <joetf1973...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] South Park Lake, Buffalo, NY

Hello all,

Today I had 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows at South Park. Also present were at least 53 Northern Shovelers (the only other waterfowl species with greater numbers was Canada Goose).

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Date: 4/5/17 10:58 am
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull - Sagg Main Beach (Suffolk)
At around noon, there was an immature Black-headed Gull roosting on the pond flats at Sagg Main Beach in Southampton. I viewed the bird for about 30 minutes as it preened and fed within a tight flock of Ring-billed Gulls. The bird took to the north circling at an extremely high altitude to the point where it was a mere speck in the sky only to reappear on the flats moments later.

Also of note were 3 gorgeous adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

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Date: 4/4/17 4:23 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC 4/4 (slower)
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017

Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

It’s migration... Many of Monday’s (numerous) migrants managed to get outta town overnight, leaving Tuesday a good bit less-active in Central Park. It took me some time to locate a single Pine Warbler this day, at the south side path along Turtle Pond. A Red-headed Woodpecker continues in the same area as it’s been for months. A Rusty Blackbird was right under the feeders in the Ramble, later moving slightly away just south of them. Despite some searching & waiting around several CP sites, no Louisiana Waterthrush was seen by me today. There were also far fewer G.-c. Kinglets, although not all had moved on. Still in very good numbers were E. Phoebes, many in certain locations in the park. No swallows were noted by me in Central Park today.

On the reservoir, the N. Pintail there was presumably stretching its wings, as I did not see it at the Pond a short while later; on the reservoir it was with a few Mallards & nearer the n. shore. At least 2 Common Loons continued, one in breeding color, the other not. I did not happen to notice any Red-necked Grebe but was not a very long time scanning the reservoir, in part due to a near-total lack of gulls when I passed. A Pied-billed Grebe, a few Am. Coots, and many N. Shovelers continued, as well as many Buffleheads & some Ruddy Ducks. The Meer again had a female American Wigeon and a male Wood Duck, as well as other ducks. The Pond was the place for ardeids this morning, with Great Egret, 2 Black-crowned Night-Herons, & a Great Blue Heron all present in the a.m. - - -

Perhaps spring will resume again soon; it actually IS in progress, much of the eastern-parts of the park now have displays of daily-brightening Magnolia, Cherry, & (more selectively-located) Azalea, all of early types; the East Drive of the park from the mid-60’s thru 80’s is particularly vivid now with bloom, other areas have theirs too but in slightly more subtlety for just right now.

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Date: 4/4/17 12:47 pm
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Short Eared owl. Dune rd. Suff co.

By road L.
viewed from this location at 3.44pm on 04-04-2017
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Date: 4/4/17 10:15 am
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Birds
4/3/17 Monday, 8:30 to 2:30Pat Pollock
Pinetum became very active 2nd time around:  3 Pine Warblers (north edge of circle, very high up) in pine treesYellow-bellied Sapsuckers in (Turkey Elms?)Many Song SparowsMany PhoebesGolden-Crowned KingletsJuncosWhite-br-Nuthatchesat Reservoir:  return of pair of Hooded Mergansers - West sidNo. Shovelers with a nearby duck @ edge of Res. diving down into mud making ithard to clarify some markings:  rusty back, head darker & muddy, bill wide but not a Shoveler's bill, also very muddy - must be a Green-w-Tealheavy fog kept me from checking this morning. The bill was larger than gr-w-teal, and all rusty back might suggest a hybrid of GWT.,  tail faned out, not turned up as a Shovelers; flecks on breastAlong woodchip path 2 Hermit Thrushes


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Date: 4/4/17 9:57 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Northern Shrike. Rockefeller Park Preserve. Westchester.
Northern Shrike observed 20 mins ago hunting Old Sleepy Hollow Road corridor by Rockefeller SPP, moving N from pumping station. Perching on wires and nearby trees.

Not relocated as yet.

Unmistakable view in video clip to follow w eBird list when signal better.

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Date: 4/4/17 9:51 am
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] No. Shrike Rockefeller Park Preserve, Westchester.
(Pardon if duplicate msg, poor cell service)

At Dropped Google map pin
just now
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Northern Shrike hunting along Old Sleepy Hollow Road corridor, Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Perching on wires.

Video upload w unmistakable view. w eBird list to follow when better signal.

(Also Louisiana Waterthrush and Pine Warbler present and singing around Pocantico River footbridge N of above location)

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Date: 4/3/17 8:38 pm
From: Matthew Clements <nailhead...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Tri-Colored Heron
Westhampton Beach.
Dune road just west of Ponquogue Bridge on north side. Very active, nice looks, first time I've ever seen them on Long Island.
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Date: 4/3/17 8:11 pm
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - more woodcocks!
Two more American Woodcocks at Bryant Park. One located again just west of the Petanque court and the other in the flowerbed around the lawn, just west of the north central entrance. The empty lawn was hopping with Song Sparrows and Juncos and the first Hermit Thrush.

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Date: 4/3/17 7:22 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 4/2 & 4/3: Monday migration; four warbler spp. & much more
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Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Sunday and Monday, 2nd & 3rd of April, 2017

An annotated list of some species seen mostly on Monday, below.

A brightly-plumaged RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues its lengthy stay in the area of the park just west of East 68-69th Streets, often in trees roughly 60-75+ yards south of the flagpole that is prominent by the park entrance at Fifth Ave. & 69th St. - the woodpecker has been flycatching a little as well as doing its acorn-retriveal thing at times. It can be both active and also inactive for periods. It is actually less-vocal in recent weeks than had been at milder times during the winter. Standing along the small unpaved path to the rustic shelter on the rock-sided hill can be one area to watch for it, from well north of the shelter, however - & look mostly to the north or northwest. This bird sometimes requires a bit of patience to see.

An overnight arrival along with the very good push of nocturnal migrants that came in overnight into first light on Monday, a (non-vocal, as far as I heard) LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was working the Loch, in the park’s northern section, in the morning. This species, now fully-expected, had a flight wherein individuals were noted from at least several other counties in New York City and just to the east, & north including into the state of Connecticut. Today I also checked areas in many other parts of the park where this species might be, & came up with no others, but there may have been, & it can be added that one of the several prime habitat sections within the Ramble where this species is often observed is still off-limits, fenced with tall cyclone fencing as renovation continue in that area.

All of the Loch is & has been open to the public for some time, after major work done there (work which, however unintended as such, has reduced by a bit the likeliest habitat for this waterthrush species, as there are now narrow pools of water to a slightly greater extent than fast-flowing channels - that work was intended to mirror the “historic” look of that part of the northern woods of Central Park, & it will be some time before re-planted / newly planted vegetation takes hold; it is modestly encouraging that, at the least, “Prospect Park” style fencing was put up in some areas, although not enough. (that is a reference to fences that are just high enough to more-strongly inhibit those humans who, with or without unleashed dogs, would otherwise hop over lower fencing & potentially ruin sensitive plantings & habitat… better signage is something that Central Park administrators have not yet learned from the experienced Prospect Park folks, however…)

N.B., among the first reports of Louisiana Waterthrush this spring were from Staten Island (Richmond Co.) NYC, on Sunday, with finds by a number of that county’s active birders in areas where they very typically may see the first-of-the-spring of that species. One of the individuals was observed by a Linnaean Society of New York field-trip group led by Howie Fischer, at Clove Lakes Park, & other observers have seen the waterthrush there, a very good spring-migrant destination, as well as in the Staten Island greenbelt of high terrain, reported by Dr. Richard Veit.

The other 3 Warbler species, all of them seen on prior days, were PALM Warbler (more than 30 were in Central Park today, with at least half of that number in the part of the park north of the 96th Street transverse, which most would consider the demarcation to the “north end”, although well-wooded areas begin again a bit farther north - -the single best area for Palm -all of the “eastern” form of those I observed- was around all of the Great Hill, with scattered smaller numbers in many other areas), PINE Warbler (of which again the most by far were in the northern part of the park, with more than a dozen in that area alone, & likely more than that as individuals or “two-sies” were in some spots that are rarely-birded by anyone; a single MYRTLE [Yellow-rumped if you still go with that taxonomy] Warbler was in a large mixed flock containing many Juncos, at the east edge of Sheep Meadow. A side-note, no other warbler species have been (directly) reported by any observer so far this spring in Central Park. Some of the warblers we await in the coming weeks are still as much as 500 - 3,500 miles south of the latitude of New York City.

The clearest evidence for a very good overnight flight having occurred in & past Manhattan was that, in the morning hours, there were more - far more - freshly-arrived migrants in the most-northern parts of the park, than seen a bit later in other areas, such as the Ramble & vicinity. The reason? Mainly, that a vast majority of the nocturnal migrants actually overflew Central & kept right on going, into perhaps more-favorable stop-over points & for some, even straight into nearby breeding areas in the region. Those birds that did stop off found that the northern wooded & green areas of the park were suddenly met by the ongoing metropolis of manhattan island, at the edge of Harlem, and some chose to drop in at the park. There did not seem to be a great deal of evidence for ‘morning flight’ despite a bit of the usual overexcitedness of freshly-arrived birds, however I was not out at first-light as I had hoped to be. Of all the species showing in even greater numbers today, it was perhaps GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET that outnumbered most of the small passerines (&/but, some in the sparrow tribe were again very numerous, with Dark-eyed Junco in the many, many hundreds park-wide again now); there were easily more than 100 G.-c. Kinglets in the park, & that is still likely a very conservative underestimate. I observed that species in a few situations where I don’t regularly find them in migration, such as along the CP reservoir’s rock-shore edge, or next to the handball court inside the recreation center at the North Meadow (that is, inside the complex’s fencing, NOT in a building), and on the side-wall of the Boathouse Cafe restaurant which forms a southeast entry to the Ramble area.

Modest numbers of Hermit Thrush, & again the evidence for a good migration, with by far the most in the farthest-north areas, most of those at the nw corner sector where there are more quiet wooded areas, overall perhaps 25-30+ in the park, with 2/3 in the north end. E. Phoebes, Yellow-shafted Flickers, a few new Winter Wrens, many hundreds of Dark-eyed Juncos (one flock in the area of East 101st-103rd in the park was of 100+), a few Field Sparrows (& one heard singing), multiple Chipping, some Swamp, & still [Red] Fox Sparrows moving (and singing) but again, the native sparrow reigning over all was Song Sparrow, despite many hundreds of White-throated (there was a flock of near-single species Song, of 35+ on the Great Hill’s south side in early morning, and many other concentrations of Song - now at peak or even a bit past it).

On Sunday, a (single) 3rd swallow for the spring appeared at the Meer, later in the day - Barn Swallow, modestly early, but others have also appeared in the region; the others which had been seen in a few areas over the past week were Tree, & Northern Rough-winged Swallow, the last of these the only one in any number at one time (more than as singles).

Many other species were also seen on Monday or recently, and a list with some notes is below:

Common Loon (at least, the non-breeding-plumaged individual was still at the reservoir today; this has been seen by others & some have seen more than one on some recent days, while most observers have focused on, and reported, the near-breeding-plumaged individual that I did not happen to see this day. It also can be noted that loons, Common Loons in particular, may come & rest on the CP reservoir in this early-spring period, then take off and not return, with others arriving to stay for a day, a week, or rarely a lot longer; max. numbers of loons at one time on this waterbody have occasionally been in the double-digits over recent decades, meaning more than 10 - & very rarely, even more than 15. It’s more typical however to see one or perhaps two at any given time - or none at all.)
Pied-billed Grebe (lingering, although of course migrants may be passing now & ‘replace’ those that had wintered)
Red-necked Grebe (still on the reservoir, and even though there seemed to have been a period of a week or so when there were no reports of this species in the park, I like many others am starting to lean back to thinking this may be the same, rehabbed & released individual; that thinking now based in part on that the species probably would not continue lingering here through several periods of good migration, were it in full-flight mode and in top condition. However, we shall see if this bird moves on, as it ought to, in the coming weeks from this fish-filled waterbody. It is, as reported and widely-photographed, coming into bright alternate (summer) plumage.)
Double-crested Cormorant (multiple and being seen in & over the park in increasing no’s.)
Great Blue Heron (several, ongoing as well as a modest number of fly-overs, low & high)
Great Egret (several n. end fly-overs, in addition to the one that’s been visiting a lot & in a few areas the past several days; gawked at by many tourists today at Turtle Pond - as well as by birders.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (several locations, & more in evidence for those who go birding at dusk!)
Turkey Vulture (several on both Monday & Sunday, most were moving north)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (at least 2 drakes continue)
Gadwall (modest number on reservoir & the Meer)
American Wigeon (a long-lingering female at the Meer, into Monday)
American Black Duck (few noted)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (70+ still on the reservoir, multiples also elsewhere in the park)
Northern Pintail (drake remains at The Pond, often likes the east shore of Hallett Sanctuary, sometimes sitting there with more-common ducks)
Green-winged Teal (gorgeous pair at the NE edge of the reservoir, early morning, my ‘fave' sighting of the entire productive day)
Bufflehead (multiples continue)
Hooded Merganser (pair still on reservoir, not noticed elsewhere for Monday - ?)
Ruddy Duck (numbers on the Meer perhaps more than on reservoir, some are in bright alternate plumage now)
Osprey (several, and seen in recent days by some other observers as well - all noted have been fly-overs)
Red-tailed Hawk (resident in city, & a rather common sight now - rare 25+ years ago)
American Kestrel (resident in city)
Merlin (observed & photographed by several observers recently including today)
Peregrine Falcon (resident in city)
American Coot (ongoing singletons at the Pond & the Meer, multiples on the reservoir)
Laughing Gull (at least 1 on reservoir, later in day; a scan there earlier produced none)
Ring-billed Gull (many, reservoir)
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher (Pond, irregular there, but migrants may also now be moving through)
Red-headed Woodpecker (spring plumage as noted above, same area as prior months)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (several in wooded north end; perhaps 10+ in total, park-wide)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker (1)
Yellow-shafted Flicker (multiple, including freshly-arrived migrants, perhaps 25+ in all of park)
Eastern Phoebe (40++ in all of park, some areas had multiples in view at once)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow (Meer, Sunday & few prior sightings of fly-overs)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Meer, some prior sightings at Lake as well)
Barn Swallow (1, Meer, Sunday)
Black-capped Chickadee (few)
Tufted Titmouse (fair numbers)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (ongoing at Ramble, & 1 female at the pines at the A.H. Green bench, n. end of park)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper (8+ noted, perhaps more, as some may have been undercounted, where just 1 was penciled)
Carolina Wren (2)
Winter Wren (3, all in n. woods but probably one in Ramble which got away into an inaccessible fenced area)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (largest push of the spring, very good numbers in many areas, esp. so in north end)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (few, one singing at Hallett Sanctuary in mid-day)
Hermit Thrush (many in n. end, scattered elsewhere; arrivals have been coming thru for a few days or more)
American Robin (many)
Gray Catbird (1, that overwintered here)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Myrtle [a.k.a Yellow-rumped] Warbler (1)
Pine Warbler (20+ over all of park, but by far most numerous in north end)
Palm Warbler (30+++ over all of park, also by far most numerous in n. end)
Louisiana Waterthrush (1, Loch - very shy, not vocal during hours I was in)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow (not abundant, some dozens or so)
Field Sparrow
[Red] Fox Sparrow (6 or 7 noted, Ramble & N. Woods)
Song Sparrow (many, many hundreds in all of the park)
Swamp Sparrow (12+ park-wide)
White-throated Sparrow (many hundreds)
Dark-eyed Junco (many hundreds)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird (not many)
Rusty Blackbird (Ramble, a breeding-plumaged female)
Common Grackle (fewer than in past weeks)
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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"When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable, and to the citizen, most dismal swamp. I enter a swamp as a sacred place – a sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow of nature. The wild-wood covers the virgin mould - and the same soil is good for men and trees." - Henry David Thoreau, naturalist, jailed tax-resister, pencil-factory-worker, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, development critic, etc.; died of tuberculosis in 1862, at the age of 44.

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Date: 4/3/17 1:45 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

*  New York*  Syracuse
- April 03 2017
*  NYSY  04.03.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 27, 2017 - April 03, 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortlandcompiled: April 03  AT 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of March 27, 2017.
Highlights--------------
CATTLE EGRETROSS’S GOOSECACKLING GOOSEGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEALEURASIAN WIGEONNORTHERN GOSHAWKGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANETHAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHER SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)NORTHERN SHRIKELAPLAND LONGSPUR

Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
     3/28: The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL found last week at the Visitor’s Center continues this week up to 4/2.     3/29: A CATTLE EGRET was seen along the Wildlife Drive. A GREAT EGRET was seen at Kip island on Rt.90.A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Carncross Road.     4/2: A NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a EURASIAN WIGEON were seen at Tschache Pool. A GOLDEN EAGLE and a NORTHERN SHRIKE were spotted from Carncross Road. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen from VanDyne Spoor Road.
Derby Hill Hawk Watch------------
     Things really picked up this week. 3/29 had 3,239 hawks, 3/30 had 2,382 hawks and 4/2 had 3,145 hawks. In all 9,402 raptors were tallied. Highlights were 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS and 7 GOLDEN EAGLES. Also noted were a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

Oswego County------------
     3/29: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen on chapman Road near Mexico.A THAYER’S GULL continues at Phoenix as do LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.     4/1: A CACKLING GOOSE was found in Peter Scott Swamp.     4/2: An ICELAND GULL was seen in Oswego Harbor.

Onondaga county------------
     3/30: An ICELAND GULL was see on Onondaga Lake at the Liverpool Marina.     4/1: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Oran Delphi Road south of Manlius.

Madison county------------
     3/29: A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was spotted on Woodman Pond north of Hamilton.     4/1: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen on Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango.

Extralimital------------
     1 GREAT GRAY OWL was seen as recently as 4/2 at Robert Moses State Park near Massena in St. Lawrence County. The Owl was seen near the Nature Center on Robinson Bay Road.

Migrants seen this week.
GREAT EGRETGREATER YELLOWLEGSLESSER YELLOWLEGSLINCOLN’S SPARROWCASPIAN TERNPINE WARBLERRUSTY BLACKBIRDCHIPPING SPARROWBLUE-HEADED VIREOBONAPARTE’S GULLVESPER SPARROWEASTERN TOWHEE
      -end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Date: 4/3/17 12:52 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Monday April 3, 2017 - Highlights
Central Park NYC
Monday, April 3, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD on bird walks starting at Strawberry Fields at 7:30 & 9:00am

Northern Shovelers - number decreasing on the Lake
Great Egret - Turtle Pond (Mayra & Noa Cruz)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 5 (4 Turtle Pond, 1 Lake)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10
Northern Flicker - 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch - continues at the feeders
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 25 (9 Strawberry Fields in conifers south side (7:30am), 16 other locations)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4
Hermit Thrush - 7 (4 Strawberry Fields, 3 other locations)
Palm Warbler - 3 (2 Tupelo Field (Linda LaBella), 1 Strawberry Fields)
Pine Warbler - 2 (Strawberry Fields & Oven (Linda LaBella)
Chipping Sparrow - 4 Great Lawn
Dark-eyed Junco - around 70 Great Lawn

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Date: 4/3/17 8:01 am
From: Jane Ross <janefross...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] FOS Tree swallows on Long Island
four tree swallows showed up at our nesting boxes in East Hampton this morning; first of season for us...maybe it's really spring at last??


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Date: 4/2/17 4:48 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Another Black Vulture report Broome Co. NY Town of Chenango.
All,

Before this year, we would have single Black Vultures seen about once every
1-2 years or so
In Broome County.

We had 7 earlier in March and now today another one was seen
soaring north with a group of TVs over Boland Pond, an ebird hotspot
in Broome County. The bird was found by Jon Weeks. I wonder if pretty
soon this won't be as big a deal as this specie seems to be rapidly
spreading north!

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Date: 4/2/17 4:15 pm
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Yard Bird (follow up)
New Yard Bird Follow-up

Many birders got a kick out of my little story. But, there's a bit of background behind it. Sam Jannazzo has been telling our local birders that I have Pterodactyls on my life list based on the fact that I started birding long before many of them were born. So besides the April fool, it's an inside joke.

I'm glad those who responded enjoyed it. And thanks for the kind words.




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New Yard Bird: April 1

Many of my friends have berated me because I have birds on my Life List that they can no longer get. Well the joke is on them, because this morning a PINK-STRIPED LESSER PTERODACTYL swooped down, took a squirrel, flew into a tree, swallowed it whole before it flew off to the East.

Although not considered a bird by many, some experts group this family of flying reptiles just after the Grebes which is where I count it. I am reviewing some poor pictures taken.




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Date: 4/2/17 3:09 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC - Sunday April 2, 2017 - Common Loons, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Kinglets, etc.
Central Park NYC
Sunday April 2, 2017
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob. on bird walk starting from the dock on Turtle Pond at 9am.

Canada Goose - 50+ Reservoir
Gadwall - 4 Reservoir
Mallard - at least 40 Reservoir
Northern Shoveler - at least 54 (47 Reservoir, 7 Turtle Pond, others on the Lake)
Bufflehead - 10 Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - pair Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - at least 14 Reservoir
Pied-billed Grebe - 2 Reservoir
Red-necked Grebe - Reservoir (probably the bird rehabbed by WBF)
Mourning Dove - various locations - signs of nest-building (RDC)
American Coot - 5 Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 30 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull -at least 10 Reservoir & flyovers
Common Loon - 2 Reservoir (north end (DA) & south end (Jeff Ward) before walk - north end bird also seen on walk
Double-crested Cormorant - a least 4 (1 Reservoir, 4 Turtle Pond)
Sharp-shinned Hawk - eating what looked like an American Robin Point/Oven (thanks to photographer Matthew)
Red-tailed Hawk - probably 4
Red-headed Woodpecker - first-spring bird continues at the Dene (near E 68th Street)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 6 (Pinetum, Turtle Pond, Upper Lobe, Tupelo Field, 2 Maintenance Field)
Northern Flicker - one or two (Upper Lobe & Mugger's Woods)
American Kestrel - over Turtle Pond (Jeff Ward)
Eastern Phoebe - Great Lawn, Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - various locations
Common Raven - over Maintenance Field
Black-capped Chickadee - several locations
Tufted Titmouse - fewer than in March
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Mugger's Wood (Karen Evans)
White-breasted Nuthatch - (Pinetum (Carine Mitchell), Tupelo Field, Evodia Field, Top of Oven)
Brown Creeper - top of Oven (Sandra Critelli), later spotted bathing at stream into Oven (Jeff Ward)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Oven
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 2 Holly near Gill Overlook (Noa Cruz)
American Robin - around 50
Brown Thrasher - Maintenance Field (Jeff Ward)
House Finch - male & female Evodia Field feeders
American Goldfinch - at least 5 (feeders & near Gill Overlook)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - east end of Turtle Pond
Eastern Towhee - heard in hedge at Boathouse
Fox Sparrow - at least 3 (2 Mugger's Woods, 1 Evodia Field (Sandra Critelli))
Song Sparrow - Pinetum (Dennis), 2 Reservoir, Great Lawn, Upper Lobe
Swamp Sparrow - Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward)
White-throated Sparrow - many
Dark-eyed Junco - flock of at least 12 Great Lawn/Locust Grove
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird - feeders
Common Grackle - at least 40


Deb Alperin reported a Pine Warbler at Tanner's Spring

Mayra & Noa Cruz went down to the 59th Street pond while the rest of us were having lunch & found: Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Pintail, Palm Warbler, and Yellow Warbler. This is a very early Yellow Warbler, certainly the earliest arrival date for Central Park.

Bob's Saturday walk (April 1st) featured a Hermit Thrush, male Tree Swallow, and 2 Common Ravens.

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Date: 4/1/17 4:02 pm
From: Adelia Honeywood <honeywood5...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more
Here's the link to listen to it onlinehttp://www.wnyc.org/story/basics-birdwatching/

You can also find it on the WNYC mobile app under the Leonard Lopate Show
Best,Adelia
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Subject: Re: [ebirdsnyc] David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more

  The most amusing part of the interview was the contrast between David Sibley's laconic, low-paced manner and the way Leonard Lopate kept trying to break in and up the pace in his inimitable NY style (yes, I am a New Yorker and also a Sibley fan).
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Folks, I missed beginning, and didn't get to library un til Saturday & didn't bring earphones, but try Thurs. or Fri. he's got lots to sayand new editionof his book is out.Pat Pollock.


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Date: 4/1/17 2:10 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: New for 2 Counties (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites for both
Genesee and Wayne Counties based on total species seen. Numbers in
parentheses represents the # of sub-locations for those sites.

If there are any issues with any of the pages please let me know off list.
Also, if you have visited any of these sites could you verify that the '
Directions' link on the location pages points to a public parking spot or
to an entrance to the site? Thanks ...

*GENESEE COUNTY*
Batavia Wastewater Treatment Plant (3)
Bergen Swamp (5)
Darien Lakes State Park (2)
Elba Mucklands
Feeder Ditch
Genesee County Park and Forest
Gypsum Ponds
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (Genesee Co.) (9)
Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area (5)
Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area (Genesee Co.) (9)

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Genesee

*WAYNE COUNTY*
Bear Creek Harbor
Beechwood State Park (2)
Broadway Rd.
Brown Rd., Wolcott
Chimney Bluffs SP
Lake Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area (5)
Montezuma (NMWMA) (Wayne Co.) (15)
Montezuma Audubon Center
Sodus Bay
Sodus Bay, Sodus Point

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Date: 4/1/17 1:07 pm
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] David Sibley on Leonard Lopate program/ WNYC (2 hr. program - maybe on about 1:15 or 1:30 pm) Sibley segment at end of program 1/2 hr or more
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Date: 4/1/17 10:08 am
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Queens American Bittern
Currently on northeast shore of pond at Baisley Pond Park, Queens.

Good Birding,
Corey Finger

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Date: 4/1/17 8:58 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pine Warblers
A quick walk at Hempstead Lake SP produced a small fallout of at least 15
Pine Warblers. All were feeding on or close to the ground at the north end
of the South Pond. One individual was heard singing.
Robert Proniewych

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Date: 4/1/17 7:22 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Prospect gos continuing kings


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Date: 4/1/17 6:08 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Goshawk in Brooklyn
The Prospect Park Goshawk is currently perched in the tallest tree on Breeze Hill overlooking the parking lot. Spotted once again by Kathy Toomey!

Rob Bate
Brooklyn
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Date: 4/1/17 5:41 am
From: syschiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yard Bird
New Yard Bird: April 1

Many of my friends have berated me because I have birds on my Life List that they can no longer get. Well the joke is on them, because this morning a PINK-STRIPED LESSER PTERODACTYL swooped down, took a squirrel, flew into a tree, swallowed it whole before it flew off to the East.

Although not considered a bird by many, some experts group this family of flying reptiles just after the Grebes which is where I count it. I am reviewing some poor pictures taken.




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Date: 4/1/17 1:14 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 31 March 2017
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 31, 2017
* NYNY1703.31

- Birds mentioned
MEW GULL+
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

ROSS'S GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
American Oystercatcher
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Thrasher
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
RED CROSSBILL

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
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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

To report sightings call:
Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day)
Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island)

Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, March 31st 2017
at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are MEW GULL, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, EARED GREBE, ROSS'S GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON, NORTHERN
GOSHAWK, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RED CROSSBILL and Spring migrants.

On Staten Island on Wednesday an adult MEW GULL was first spotted at Miller
Field in New Dorp before later relocating to nearby Midland Beach joining
the Ring-billed Gull flocks there. Apparently the new world form
brachyrhynchus the MEW GULL was not relocated Thursday or today.

The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still on location Monday near blue house #1625
North Sea Drive in Southold but we have no subsequent reports.

An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL was spotted in Moriches Sunday where Route 80
crosses over the Forge River.

The EARED GREBE was reported as recently as yesterday off Oak Beach in Fire
Island Inlet.

A ROSS'S GOOSE appeared Thursday at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream where
a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER also continues.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still present Thursday at the Marine Park Salt
Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn.

The 2 lingering immature NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported as recently as
Wednesday at Massapequa Preserve and Tuesday in Prospect Park where it was
seen near Breeze Hill.

A pair of RED CROSSBILLS were still present last weekend at the Edgewood
Oak Brush Plains Preserve in Deer Park but we have no more recent data.

ICELAND GULL was still present in Brooklyn last Saturday. Today 2 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS and a nice count of 19 WILSON'S SNIPES were present at
Floyd Bennett Field with other LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS during the week seen
Saturday at Cammann's Pond in Merrick, at Sunken Meadow State Park and in
Lattingtown.

A few RED-NECKED GREBES around included 2 at Coney Island Beach last
Saturday and one lingering on Central Park reservoir. A RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER continues in Central Park just west of East 68th Street with
another still in Kissena Park Wednesday. And unusual was a PILEATED
WOODPECKER at Inwood Hill Park last Saturday.

A reasonable and not unexpected influx of migrants this week has featured
GREAT and SNOWY EGRETS, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, PIPING
PLOVER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
and BARN SWALLOWS, BROWN THRASHER, PINE and PALM WARBLERS and CHIPPING,
SEASIDE and SWAMP SPARROWS.

To phone in reports during the day except Sunday call Tom Burke at (212)
372-1483.

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

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Date: 3/31/17 3:01 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/31
Friday, 31 March, 2017 -
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Some definite spring bird-movement was seen from Thursday to Friday at Central Park, perhaps of much long-distance but at least species filtering in somewhat against the weather-trend… with a few species also picking up in numbers.

A long-lingering Red-headed Woodpecker remains in the area a bit west of East 68th-69th Streets in the park, this bird now in spring color. It may or may not stay on a while longer, typical departures of this species when having wintered here is in April or for some, very early May, rarely any later.

An Eastern Bluebird was found on Thursday in the north end of the park. Usually less common a sight in spring, & not quite common most years in fall, in Manhattan, that is. Today, if not by earlier this week, a few Great Egrets came in for landings, sitting in several locations this very wet Friday, and with Black-crowned Night-Herons a-plenty for company.

A Palm Warbler (bright ‘eastern’ type) was on a lawn near the north side of the Pinetum this morning. As were some Chipping Sparrows (perhaps 25+ in scattered spots today, often with other sparrows and juncos). There’ve been a very slight up-tick in Flickers, all of thew Yellow-shafted type.

On the reservoir, joining the (not-a-rehab.) Red-necked Grebe were at least 3 Common Loons (at least 2 present on Thursday) of which one in breeding-finery, others in still-wintry plumage.

A rundown on birds seen in these 2 days, today & Thursday 3/30 in Central:

Common Loon (minimum of 3 in reservoir, Friday)
Pied-billed Grebe (reservoir)
Red-necked Grebe (reservoir)
Double-crested Cormorant (multiple, various areas)
Great Blue Heron (several locations & individuals)
Great Egret (minimum of 3 in park, Friday)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (up to 12 in park this week, in several locations)
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon (ongoing at the Meer)
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail (ongoing at The Pond)
Green-winged Teal (1 m., on the Lake)
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser (one pair lingering)
Ruddy Duck
Osprey
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot (lingering, multiple)
American Woodcock
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker (1, as noted above)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (still rather few, yet)
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker (slight increase this week)
Eastern Phoebe (good increase earlier this week)
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee (some winterers departed)
Tufted Titmouse (as per previous species)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 or 2 lingering or passing thru)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren (1, Thursday)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (many have passed already)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (a few over-winterers)
Eastern Bluebird (Thursday)
Hermit Thrush (a few perhaps starting to appear, as well as wintered)
American Robin (1,000+ in the park on Friday)
Gray Catbird (overwintered)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Warbler (few continuing from past week, more likely fairly soon)
Palm Warbler (1, Friday at Pinetum area)
Eastern Towhee (more than several now)
Chipping Sparrow (25++ in park, Friday)
Field Sparrow
[Red] Fox Sparrow (modest no’s. still to today, Friday)
Song Sparrow (near-abundant now)
Swamp Sparrow (few, including a few arrivals)
White-throated Sparrow (new batches: 500+++ in park today)
Dark-eyed Junco (some new arrivals moving thru)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (Loch)
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

———————
"Have we fallen into a mesmerized state that makes us accept as inevitable that which is inferior or detrimental, as though having lost the will or the vision to demand that which is good?"
- Rachel Carson (1907-1964; marine biologist, conservationist, author whose books include ‘Silent Spring’. Sir David Attenborough has remarked that that book may have had an effect on science second only to Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”.)

"Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking.”
- Wangari Muta Mathaii (1940-2011; activist, author, planter of trees, member of Parliament in Kenya, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the first environmentalist in the world and first African woman to receive that honor)

Good -and ethical- birding… - spring IS here,

Tom Fiore
manhattan



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Date: 3/31/17 9:03 am
From: isaac grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Thayers - No on Staten Island
No sign of the previously reported young bird. Jose and I looked for about
2 hours. Checked all of the gulls in the field and also checked the beach.
Hopefully someone will be able to re find it.

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Date: 3/31/17 5:53 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] First winter thayers gull at miller field 730 this am
Forwarding email. See below.

Isaac Grant
Senior Loan Officer

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> From: "Richard Veit <rrveit23...> [SINaturaList]" <SINaturaList...>
> Date: March 31, 2017 at 8:24:23 AM EDT
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> Subject: [SINaturaList] First winter thayers gull at miller field 730 this am
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>
> about half way between se parking lot and high school - flew down to said parking lot, wheeled around and landed amongs main gull (herring) flock by high school
>
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Date: 3/31/17 1:35 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from many months / years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Delaware County:*
Lesser Black-backed Gull (26-Mar-2017)

*Hamilton County:*
Gadwall (28-Mar-2017)
Redhead (28-Mar-2017)

*Richmond County:*
Mew Gull (29-Mar-2017)

*Wayne County:*
Long-eared Owl (19-Mar-2017)

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Date: 3/30/17 4:16 pm
From: Home <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park Woodcocks
At least 2 more American Woodcocks arrived at Bryant Park today (the third one I saw may have been the first flying to a new location). They were at the garden house in the southeast corner, the northwest corner side across from the Patenque court, and the center ivy plot west of the birdbath.
Alan Drogin

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Date: 3/30/17 3:03 pm
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Apr/'17)
Thanks to @Team_eBird for their dedication to keeping eBird.org running
smoothly and for the group of New York State hotspot moderators for their
time reviewing shared location suggestions.

The wiki page site was developed to access data on eBird.org and in places
it includes additional links to birding resources at the county and
location levels. If you have any suggestions for additional links please
[let me know] send them to me off list.

Species totals have been updated for all county pages. This includes the
total number of species with an equivalent color code highlighting the
county name based on colors used on eBird maps. The alphabetical list of
counties on the main page has been updated with total spp. #.

*Hotspot pages*: All location pages have been updated on the wiki. These
include 597 pages representing a total of 1,259 out of 5,550 hotspots
(22.7%). Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species #
along with updated 2017 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the
Current Month: Apr./2017, Prior Month: Mar./2017 and the current two month
period Mar.-Apr./2017 along with the current year: 2017.

For the following counties there are individual wiki pages for the Top 10
locations at the top of the list of shared locations: Cayuga, Erie, Monroe,
Niagara, Orange, Oswego, Seneca, Tompkins, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens,
Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Westchester and New
York (Borough of Manhattan) Counties have all shared locations linked to
wikipages.

Counties with 'static' pages do not need to be maintained on a monthly
basis. These include pages for at least the Top 10 locations: Chautauqua,
Bronx, Chautauqua, Hamilton, Jefferson & Onondaga with Putnam County
currently having all shared locations linked to wikipages.

An *alphabetical list of all hotspots* now exist on a single page. Links
exist for any hotspot with a wikipage. Clicking the county name to the
right of any hotspot will bring up the county page showing all hotspots for
the county. See bottom of message for the link which appears on the top of
the New York State page.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages
there are tables showing the months, seasons and several time frames for
the current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list
of species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a
list of species for *all* periods click on the name above the months i.e.
'New York State (476 spp.)' or 'Franklin County (242 spp.)'.

*Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP
button to the right of each species. Clicking this will produce a map of
the latest sightings. Red icons show sightings within the past 30 days.
Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on
'Checklist' to view their submission. Click on 'Explore Rich Media' in the
right sidebar to view locations with photos, audio or video. These also
exist for any multi-location page combining the hotspots associated with
the location i.e. Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County with its 2 locations.

*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
checklist (PDF format) for all hotspots on the wiki site. Additional
details are in this email sent to the list <
https://www.mail-archive.com/<nysbirds-l...>/msg20153.html >.

*Tide Graphs* exist for New York County, Kings County (Brooklyn) and
Richmond County (Staten Island). There's a quick link to the tide graphs on
the "Go To >" line highlighted in blue for each location. If there are
multiple graphs on a page the left/right is generally north/south or
west/east. If you spot any issues please let me know off line.

Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of
all species along with the latest checklists submitted and a list of the
Top eBirders. The default sort is for the latest additions to the State,
County or location.

Check out '*My Location Life List*', '*My County Life List*' and '*My State
Life List*' links on their respective pages.

For each location page click on '*Google Map Directions*' to bring up a
Google Map page. On Google Maps click 'Directions' then 'Transit' to plot a
public transportation route. By clicking 'More Options and Times' you can
refine your search. This also works with 'Driving' and 'Walking'.

* Home page: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York
* Alphabetical list of hotspots:
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Date: 3/30/17 12:43 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Eared Grebe Oak Beach
Third time was a charm. This morning around 10 AM the eared grebe finally graciously cooperated by appearing relatively close to shore, and then by joining with his horned cousin for prolonged looks. Seen far west of the entrance approaching the Sore Thumb peninsula. Here’s a link to a video. (It was windy so you may want to turn down the volume.):

https://vimeo.com/210827442

Happy spring birding,

Peter
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