NYSbirds-L
Received From Subject
4/23/18 8:08 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. April 24 - "Native Plants"
4/22/18 10:23 pm Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Roosevelt Island
4/22/18 9:16 pm Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] Metro NYC radar
4/22/18 4:03 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., April 22, 2018 - Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, N. Waterthrush, Field & Swamp Sparrows
4/22/18 2:52 pm Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler, NYBG, Bronx
4/22/18 10:43 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Correction Re: Central Park North End: Summer Tanager
4/22/18 10:42 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park North End: Summer Tanager
4/22/18 10:11 am GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Prairie Warbler, Sands Point Preserve
4/22/18 7:12 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Western Meadowlark yes
4/22/18 6:07 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Blue grosbeak at Robert moses sp
4/21/18 6:07 pm Debbie Becker <editconsul...> [nysbirds-l] The New York Botanical Garden
4/21/18 4:54 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., April 21, 2018 - House Wren, Louisiana & Northern waterthrushes, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers
4/21/18 12:22 pm Sy Schiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area
4/21/18 4:54 am Davidgasner <davidgasner9...> [nysbirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/20/18 8:45 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 20 April 2018
4/20/18 5:35 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)
4/20/18 11:29 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., April 20, 2018 - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, many Hermit Thrushes & R-c Kinglets
4/20/18 10:35 am Brendan Fogarty <bnf25...> [nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis - Cow Meadow Park 4/20 (Nassau)
4/20/18 7:03 am Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Purple sandpipers
4/20/18 7:01 am Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Purple sandpipers
4/20/18 6:59 am Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel
4/20/18 3:40 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn - Summer Tanager Blue Grosbeak
4/19/18 5:57 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Apr 2018
4/19/18 5:07 pm Michael Farina <michfar...> [nysbirds-l] 2 White-faced Ibis @ MNSA, Oceanside, NY
4/19/18 2:36 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
4/19/18 2:23 pm Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park
4/19/18 10:35 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., April 19, 2018 - Good sparrow, Hermit Thrush & R-c Kinglet numbers, R-t Loon, R-b Mergansers
4/19/18 9:42 am Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] Summer tanager Hempstead lake
4/19/18 6:04 am Brendan Fogarty <bnf25...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/Still NO
4/18/18 9:19 pm Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/18/18 12:32 pm Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> [nysbirds-l] East End (Hampton Bays) report
4/18/18 11:28 am John Gluth <jgluth...> [nysbirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER - Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk)
4/18/18 7:11 am Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
4/18/18 7:09 am Curt McDermott <Tele-Tek...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
4/18/18 5:40 am Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...> [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
4/18/18 4:40 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper NO so far - Suffolk County
4/17/18 1:44 pm Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Van Cortlandt Park Bronx
4/17/18 1:19 pm David Barrett <miler6...> [nysbirds-l] Red Phalarope, Pelham Bay Park (NYC)
4/17/18 12:08 pm Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager
4/17/18 9:49 am Matthew Fuirst <mfuirst...> [nysbirds-l] Summer tanager @ Stony Brook University
4/17/18 9:37 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [nysbirds-l] David Lindo The Urban Birder - BirdCallsRadio
4/17/18 9:00 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler at Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk Co.)
4/17/18 8:39 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
4/17/18 6:40 am Joel Horman <jlhorman...> [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak Feeder Visit
4/17/18 5:31 am Mike <mikec02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
4/17/18 5:00 am Joe Jannsen <jjannsen...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
4/17/18 3:12 am Mike <mikec02...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
4/16/18 6:04 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
4/16/18 5:47 pm Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Reminder! BBC Evening Presentation: Rivers, Climate Change, and Birds
4/16/18 3:50 pm Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
4/16/18 2:53 pm Pepaul <pepaul...> [nysbirds-l] Western Tanager Brooklyn
4/16/18 12:43 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Jaeger @ Point Lookout LI NY
4/16/18 12:41 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/16/18 12:06 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Coastal Highlights
4/16/18 12:04 pm Gertrude R. Battaly <merlin...> RE: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
4/16/18 10:57 am Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/16/18 10:34 am Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Kings County Storm Birds
4/16/18 9:37 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/16/18 9:09 am Robert Paxton <rop1...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/16/18 9:05 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> RE: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
4/16/18 8:42 am Anne Lazarus <amlazarus47...> Re: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
4/16/18 8:32 am Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
4/16/18 7:39 am Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/16/18 5:46 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
4/16/18 5:15 am Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> [nysbirds-l] Little Gull brooklyn
4/16/18 5:05 am Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] "Birding by Ear on L.I. - Spring Warbler Songs" - Queens County Bird Club Presentation this Weds. April 18
4/15/18 8:42 pm Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/15/18 4:06 pm GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Northern Gannets, Manhasset Bay (Nassau County)
4/15/18 12:59 pm Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
4/15/18 12:17 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. April 15, 2018 - Yellow-throated Warbler & 3 other species of Wood Warblers, Barn Owl, Green Heron.
4/15/18 12:06 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [nysbirds-l] Cave Swallow, Myers & Salt Point, Tompkins Co.
4/15/18 4:49 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
4/14/18 7:29 pm Jay McGowan <jwm57...> [nysbirds-l] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities
4/14/18 6:27 pm David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front
4/14/18 4:14 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. April 14, 2018 - Green Heron, Barn Owl, Wood Warblers (5 species), Sparrows & More
4/14/18 3:10 pm Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...> [nysbirds-l] Fw: WESTERN Meadowlark - Armitage Road, Seneca County
4/14/18 2:43 pm Rob Jett <citybirder...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, Brooklyn
4/14/18 8:39 am Gus Keri <guskeri...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warblers in New York City today
4/14/18 7:14 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow Throated Warbler Brooklyn
4/14/18 6:09 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warblers in New York City today
4/14/18 6:08 am Peter Post <pwpost...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Jones Beach.
4/14/18 3:24 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Osprey Harassed by drone-Shelter Island
4/14/18 3:00 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 13 April 2018
4/14/18 12:47 am Paul R Sweet <sweet...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Osprey Harassed by drone-Shelter Island
4/13/18 7:42 pm Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...> [nysbirds-l] Blue headed vireo
4/13/18 5:44 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Swifts in the chimney
4/13/18 4:47 pm K C Bailey <azanaku...> [nysbirds-l] Osprey Harassed by drone-Shelter Island
4/13/18 2:45 pm Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Dark-bellied Brant (B.b.bernicla) in Brooklyn
4/13/18 2:43 pm Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton train station
4/13/18 12:59 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., April 13, 2018 - Red-throated Loon, Osprey, Blue-headed Vireo & more
4/13/18 12:45 pm Sy Schiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Marine nature Study Area, Oceanside
4/13/18 10:47 am David Barrett <miler6...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warblers in New York City today
4/13/18 7:49 am Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...> [nysbirds-l] Dark-bellied Brant (B.b.bernicla) in Brooklyn
4/13/18 6:43 am Joseph Fell <jfell2000...> [nysbirds-l] Common Tern - Towpath Park - Buffalo 4-13-18
4/13/18 4:33 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Update on Weather and front
4/12/18 6:16 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Apr 2018
4/12/18 1:33 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Boat-tailed Grackle
4/12/18 11:42 am Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., April 12, 2018 - Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, Kinglets & Sparrows
4/12/18 5:55 am Joe Jannsen <jjannsen...> RE: RE:[nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery
4/12/18 4:48 am David Nicosia <daven102468...> [nysbirds-l] Potential for major migratory fallout Friday and Saturday in NY
4/11/18 4:46 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> RE:[nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery
4/11/18 9:53 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] 3 Little Gulls - Wolfe’s Pond
4/11/18 8:54 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little Gulls at Wolfe’s Pond
4/10/18 6:05 pm Joel Strong <joelstrong78...> [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Appleton, Niagara County
4/10/18 9:31 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Louisiaana Waterthrush
4/10/18 7:30 am Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> [nysbirds-l] East End sightings (Southampton)
4/10/18 4:47 am Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...> [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation: Rivers, Climate Change, and Birds
4/9/18 4:53 pm Alan Drogin <drogin...> [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - American Woodcock
4/9/18 2:28 pm Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane - no
4/9/18 1:18 pm Jim Osterlund <jfcosterlund...> [nysbirds-l] Hards Lake, Southaven Park, Shirley, Suffolk County.
4/9/18 1:09 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/9/18 12:53 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. April 9, 2018 - Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler & Report of Barn Owl near Boathouse
4/9/18 11:45 am GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane: NO
4/9/18 8:58 am Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane - no
4/9/18 6:50 am aregler <aregler...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
4/9/18 4:07 am Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
4/8/18 4:17 pm Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...> [nysbirds-l] Linnaean Society Presentations, Tuesday April 10.
4/8/18 3:17 pm Rich Perkins / TAM <rich...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Fwd: Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 3:08 pm Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 1:55 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
4/8/18 1:48 pm Jack Rothman <jacroth1...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
4/8/18 1:38 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. April 8, 2018 - Louisiana Waterthrush (4), Palm Warbler, Winter Wrens & other migrants
4/8/18 10:36 am Kathie <kawegman...> [nysbirds-l] Farmingdale EABLs
4/8/18 6:52 am Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park Vesper Sparrow: Yes (8 April)
4/8/18 6:17 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane
4/8/18 4:56 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Crane
4/8/18 4:51 am Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane at suffolk county farm
4/7/18 7:43 pm Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park (Bronx) sightings 4/7
4/7/18 5:46 pm Kathie <kawegman...> [nysbirds-l] EABL
4/7/18 4:16 pm Debbie Becker <editconsul...> [nysbirds-l] The New York Botanical Garden
4/7/18 3:54 pm Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Bronx River birds
4/7/18 1:34 pm Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...> [nysbirds-l] lots of Cedar Waxwings
4/7/18 1:21 pm Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park North End: Vesper Sparrow (7 April)
4/7/18 12:54 pm patrickhoran <patrickhoran...> [nysbirds-l] Pileated woodpecker
4/7/18 12:36 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. April 7, 2018 - N. Rough-winged Swallow, L. Waterthrush, Pine & Palm Warblers, & other migrants
4/7/18 10:43 am Robert Lewis <rfermat...> [nysbirds-l] Wicker's Creek, Westchester County
4/7/18 8:49 am ebe6580017 <ebe6580017...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane no
4/7/18 8:24 am Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths...> Re:[nysbirds-l] Snipe Croton point
4/7/18 7:45 am patrickhoran <patrickhoran...> [nysbirds-l] Northern Gannett
4/7/18 6:23 am Ken Feustel <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane at Suffolk County Farm , Yaphank
4/7/18 6:18 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Snipe Croton point
4/7/18 1:10 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10+ Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
4/6/18 8:33 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 06 April 2018
4/6/18 8:21 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little Gull Wolfe’s Pond 4/6
4/6/18 4:54 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little Gull Wolfe’s Pond 4/6
4/6/18 10:33 am Lynne Hertzog <lynnehertzog...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Injured birds info needed. d-bird.org
4/5/18 8:05 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
4/5/18 6:43 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Apr 2018
4/4/18 6:07 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] .Raven in Riverhead
4/4/18 5:50 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Kings County arrivals and storm birds
4/4/18 3:08 pm Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] Restoration Pond Douglaston
4/4/18 7:21 am Colleen Veltri <cfinneganv...> [nysbirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush
4/3/18 8:44 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd:
4/3/18 7:17 am Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] Restoration pond warbler
4/2/18 11:58 am Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
4/1/18 3:54 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Sat. March 31, 2018 - Glossy Ibis (2), Red-throated & Common Loon, Osprey (2)
4/1/18 3:23 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. April 1, 2018 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet (FOS), Osprey, Boat-tailed Grackle
4/1/18 1:50 pm John Askildsen <askildsen...> [nysbirds-l] Possible Nesting Turkey Vultures
4/1/18 11:34 am Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly
4/1/18 9:36 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly
4/1/18 5:32 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes/Mating Hairy Woodpeckers/Red & White-winged Crossbills
4/1/18 1:30 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Apr/'18)
3/31/18 6:50 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 - American Bittern, Ospreys, Pine Warbler, Field, Swamp, and Fox Sparrows
3/31/18 3:33 pm Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull - Staten Island
3/31/18 2:32 pm <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] South shore - Suffolk + EPCAL
3/31/18 2:24 pm Steve Walter <swalter15...> [nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery
3/31/18 1:49 pm Nancy Shamban <nancyshamban...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/31/18 1:24 pm <brian.whipple...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/31/18 9:29 am Gus Keri <guskeri...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/31/18 9:06 am Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> [nysbirds-l] Staten Island Little Gull
3/31/18 7:24 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little gull at Wolfe’s
3/31/18 5:23 am Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/31/18 4:31 am Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/30/18 8:47 pm Gail Benson <gbensonny...> [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 30 March 2018
3/30/18 8:19 pm David Barrett <miler6...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/30/18 5:36 pm Sean Sime <sean...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/30/18 5:21 pm Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/28-29-30 (American Bittern, lots more arrivals)
3/30/18 4:52 pm David Barrett <miler6...> [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
3/30/18 3:47 pm Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Good Friday Kings county highlights...
3/30/18 7:32 am Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...> [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis Heckscher SP Suffolk
3/30/18 7:05 am Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [nysbirds-l] Eurasian Wigeons @ Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4
3/30/18 6:50 am Rob Bate <robsbate...> [nysbirds-l] Prospect park arrivals
3/30/18 6:47 am Purbita Saha <bitasaha...> [nysbirds-l] finch phenoms
3/30/18 5:09 am Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...> [nysbirds-l] radar
3/30/18 5:00 am Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] radar
3/29/18 10:02 pm Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...> [nysbirds-l] radar
3/29/18 8:48 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex
3/29/18 7:58 pm JOHN TURNER <redknot...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Strange place for Osprey nest
3/29/18 7:29 pm Sean Sime <sean...> [nysbirds-l] Kings County Lingering Highlights and new arrivals
3/29/18 6:39 pm David Suggs <dsuggs...> [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Mar 2018
3/29/18 5:59 pm Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
3/29/18 5:22 pm GQ <glennq...> [nysbirds-l] Strange place for Osprey nest
3/29/18 1:47 pm Sy Schiff <icterus...> [nysbirds-l] Hempstead lake SP
3/28/18 1:39 pm JOHN TURNER <redknot...> RE: [nysbirds-l] Mourning Dove nest
3/28/18 9:13 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Mourning Dove nest
3/28/18 9:03 am Ken F <feustel...> [nysbirds-l] Good Razorbill Flight at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
3/28/18 8:52 am <leormand...> [nysbirds-l] Sub adult bald eagle - forge river - mastic
3/27/18 9:25 pm Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [nysbirds-l] Corrie Folsom-OKeefe - BirdCallsRadio
3/27/18 2:20 am Ben Cacace <bcacace...> [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Rensselaer County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
3/26/18 7:58 pm robert adamo <radamo4691...> [nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex
3/26/18 3:29 pm Anne Swaim <anneswaim...> [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park, Westchester, Spring Advancing
3/26/18 12:46 pm Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...> [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA
3/26/18 10:02 am Andrew Block <ablock22168...> [nysbirds-l] Are the Golden Eagles still at Stissing Mtn?
3/26/18 6:18 am Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...> [nysbirds-l] Manhattan, NYC 3/25 & prior days: B.-t. Grackle & other 'bits & pieces'
3/25/18 6:08 pm Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...> [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. March 27 - "Saving Jamaica Bay"
3/25/18 4:22 pm Deborah Allen <dallenyc...> [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - sun. March 25, 2018 - Hermit Thrush, B-c Night-Heron, G-c Kinglet, Y-b Sapsucker, N. Pintail
3/25/18 9:30 am Paul Maldonado <maldonadop24...> [nysbirds-l] American Oystercatcher
3/24/18 1:51 pm kevin rogers <kev31317...> [nysbirds-l] Lido west marina -red necked grebe -yes
3/24/18 10:06 am Joan Collins <joan.collins...> [nysbirds-l] Red Crossbill nest/White-winged Crossbills/Golden Eagle & more
3/24/18 7:25 am matt klein <matt.klein...> Re: [nysbirds-l] Green-Winged Teal - Pond Park Great Neck Estates (Nassau)
3/24/18 7:16 am matt klein <matt.klein...> [nysbirds-l] Green-Winged Teal - Pond Park Great Neck Estates (Nassau)
3/24/18 5:56 am Jaklitsch, Mike <mjaklits...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: March 24, 2018
3/24/18 5:55 am Jaklitsch, Mike <mjaklits...> Re:[nysbirds-l] nysbirds-l digest: March 24, 2018
 
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Date: 4/23/18 8:08 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. April 24 - "Native Plants"
The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030. All are invited, free of charge.

Public transit users: This location is a half-mile walk from the Manhasset LIRR station.

Prof. Rusty Schmidt will explain why our native plants are important, show how to determine if a plant is native to Long Island, and describe how to place these plants together for an aesthetic habitat for your yard. He will also explain what is a native cultivar and why we should use them as a second choice. By using native species in a habitat rich environment, we will have a positive impact on our fauna, especially birds and insects.
Rusty is a landscape ecologist employed by Nelson, Pope and Voorhis in Melville, NY. He also is an Adjunct Professor in the Horticulture Department at Farmingdale State College, NY. He is President of the Long Island Plant Initiative (LINPI). He designs and constructs alternate ways of managing stormwater runoff, creating hundreds of designs for habitat restorations, complete restorations of ecosystems, and many rain gardens bio-infiltration swales, bio-retention basins and stormwater ponds, ranging in size from a small backyard to multi-acre projects. He co-authored three books “Plants for Stormwater Design”, Vol 1 and 2, and a homeowner’s guide, “ Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens”.

For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see www.northshoreaudubon.org <http://www.northshoreaudubon.org/>

Nancy Tognan
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Date: 4/22/18 10:23 pm
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Roosevelt Island
On the way to annual Cherry Blossom festival of Roosevelt Island, visited the community garden which usually has a good collection of birds. Had a singing Northern Parula. They were reported last weekend - but not sure if any have been seen in Manhattan yet. Also of interest around garden - Yellow-rump Warbler, Field Sparrow, Brown Creeper, and plenty of Hermit Thrushes. A few Brants, a Palm Warbler (yellow) and a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets were by the southern end.

Happy Spring Birding,
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Date: 4/22/18 9:16 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Metro NYC radar
For the second night in a row, despite unfavorable winds, there is moderately high reflectivity on radar, indicating a fairly good density of migrating birds. But while yesterday things petered out (no pun intended) in NJ, tonight it looks like they will be reaching the NYC metro area. Though the numbers aren’t huge, and I have been know to have radar hallucinations in the past, it looks promising for a decent little influx tomorrow.

Wishing you good birds,

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Date: 4/22/18 4:03 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun., April 22, 2018 - Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, N. Waterthrush, Field & Swamp Sparrows
Central Park NYC
Sunday, April 22, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido,PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Northern Waterthrush, Field & Swamp Sparrows, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, continuing Red-throated Loon and a Laughing Gull on the Reservoir (Reservoir birds seen from east and south sides only).

Canada Goose - Turtle Pond, Lake, Reservoir & low flyovers
Northern Shoveler - pair Reservoir
Mallard - low numbers Reservoir, Turtle Pond, Lake, etc.
Buflehead - 4 Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - male Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 20 Evodia Field
Laughing Gull - Reservoir
Herring Gull - around 200 Reservoir & flyovers
Red-throated Loon - south side Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 6 (4 Reservoir, 2 Turtle Pond)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - well-hidden in flowering willow at Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - flyover (Sandra Critelli)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several locations
Yelllow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 (Upper Lobe & top of Oven)
Downy Woodpecker - 3 or 4 (Feeders, Stone Arch/Upper Lobe, Turtle Pond)
Northern Flicker - 9 including pair at Warbler Rock
Eastern Phoebe - Maintenance Field (David Barrett)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - residents
Tufted Titmouse - singing in two locations (including pair at King of Poland (David Barrett))
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 in same tree Willow Rock
Brown Creeper - 1 or 2 (Turtle Pond (Chris Smith & Andrew Miller))
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - male at the Point
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 15-20
Hermit Thrush - 10-15
American Robin - some nesting
House Finch - 7 Evodia Field feeders
American Goldfinch - 10 (Feeders & Ramble)
Eastern Towhee - singing males Mugger's Woods
Chipping Sparrow - Upper Lobe & feeders
Field Sparrow - 2 Maintenance field (David Barrett)
Song Sparrow - 5
Swamp Sparrow - 8
White-throated Sparrow - at least 20
Dark-eyed Junco - Turtle Pond(Sandra Critelli)
Red-winged Blackbird - 5
Brown-headed Cowbird - pair at feeders
Common Grackle - 20
Northern Waterthrush - singing persistently at Oven
Palm Warbler - 4 (3 SE Turtle Pond (Bill Perro), 1 Mugger's Woods)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 (Turtle Pond, Upper Lobe, mouth of the Gill)
Northern Cardinal - residents


Sandra Critelli reported a Louisiana Waterthrush and Black-crowned Night-Herons at the Pond. Barbara Green reported a Black-and-white Warbler at the Pond.

Thanks to Alice Deutsch for mentioning the Palm Warblers at Turtle Pond this morning and to Peter Levine for his report of two Laughing Gulls on the Reservoir yesterday.

Deb Allen

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Date: 4/22/18 2:52 pm
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Orange-crowned Warbler, NYBG, Bronx
I led a walk this morning at NYBG for NYC Audubon - normally the Botanic Gardens are the realm of the inimitable Debbie Becker of course, but I venture up there now and then.

It was a gorgeous day today, but there didn’t seem to be much in the way of new migratory movement, which surprised me given the mild conditions and favorable winds the night before.

Nonetheless, we spotted 36 species, including a cooperative Orange-crowned Warbler loosely associating with a flock of Yellow-rumps on the Thain Forest path just north of the old snuff factory.

We also had a Louisiana Waterthrush along the Bronx River further north in the forest, as well as many more Yellow-rumps, several Palms, and two Black-and-White Warblers.

Nothing else out of the ordinary... Tree & Northern Rough-winged Swallows over the “Lakes”, a small flock of Cedar Waxwings nearby, lots of nest-building activity among the Grackles & Robins.

Happy Earth Day,

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Date: 4/22/18 10:43 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Correction Re: Central Park North End: Summer Tanager
Sorry I meant SW edge not SE

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> On Apr 22, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Karen Fung <easternbluebird...> wrote:
>
> Male, feeding high in the trees by the SE edge of The Pool. First reported late this morning on Twitter by @Adamfcaldera and retweeted by @BirdCentralPark.
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> The closest park entrances are at W100th and W103rd on Central Park West.
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Date: 4/22/18 10:42 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park North End: Summer Tanager
Male, feeding high in the trees by the SE edge of The Pool. First reported late this morning on Twitter by @Adamfcaldera and retweeted by @BirdCentralPark.

The closest park entrances are at W100th and W103rd on Central Park West.

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Date: 4/22/18 10:11 am
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prairie Warbler, Sands Point Preserve
An early male Prairie Warbler at the Sands Point Preserve (Nassau) this morning was unexpected; it was near the “waterfall” that feeds the pond. Many Palm (23) and Yellow-rumped (26) Warblers.
Other migrants included Turkey Vulture (overhead), 3 Wood Duck, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5 N. Rough-winged Swallows.
63 Long-tailed Ducks (flagged by eBird as too many/too late), were on the water in LI Sound, all together in one tight flock.
eBird also flagged 23 Palm Warblers as too many.

Cheers,

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Hauppauge, NY
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Date: 4/22/18 7:12 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Meadowlark yes
Bird still here in field between Olmstead and Wiley. Currently much closer to Olmstead.

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Date: 4/22/18 6:07 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue grosbeak at Robert moses sp
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Date: 4/21/18 6:07 pm
From: Debbie Becker <editconsul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] The New York Botanical Garden
On my Saturday morning bird walk we observed/heard the following birds:

BLACK VULTURE
Black and white Warbler
Yellow rumped warbler
Palm warbler
Pine warbler
Brown creeper
N Flicker
N cardinal
Bluejay
Red tailed hawk-nesting
Wood ducks
Mallards
Ruby crowned kinglet
Golden crowned kinglet
Blue gray gnatcatcher
Grackles
Red winged blackbird
Hermit Thrush
A Robin
A Goldfinch
Cedar waxwings
Northern Rough winged Swallow-4
Field sparrow
White throated sparrow
Song sparrow
Swamp sparrow
Junco
Tufted titmouse
Downy woodpecker
Red bellied woodpecker
Cowbird
Mockingbird
Canada Goose
American Crow


Good Birding,
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Date: 4/21/18 4:54 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat., April 21, 2018 - House Wren, Louisiana & Northern waterthrushes, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers
Central Park NYC
Saturday, April 21, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob

Highlights: House Wren, Louisiana & Northern waterthrushes, Palm & Yellow-rumped Warblers, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Field & Swamp Sparrows, continuing Barn Owl.

Canada Goose - 6 Lake, another at Turtle Pond
Northern Shoveler - 8 (6 Lake, 2 Turtle Pond)
Mallard - 4 Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - at least 20
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 7 or 8
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 8 (7 the Pond, 1 Turtle Pond)
Red-tailed Hawk
Barn Owl - continues
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 (2 males, 1 female)
Downy Woodpecker - 2 males & female King of Poland
Northern Flicker - 3 or 4
Eastern Phoebe - Turtle Pond
Blue-headed Vireo - Summer House
Blue Jay - residents
American Crow - flyover
Fish Crow - flyover
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - pair Turtle Pond
Tufted Titmouse - singing Gill Source
Brown Creeper - Upper Lobe
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - the Gill
Golden-crowned Kinglet - male Shakespeare Garden in hemlock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20-25
Hermit Thrush - still many
American Robin - some on nests
House Finch - 6
American Goldfinch - 10 to 12
Eastern Towhee - 4 (1 female, 3 male)
Chipping Sparrow - 5
Field Sparrow - feeders
Song Sparrow - 3
Swamp Sparrow - 5
White-throated Sparrow - 30-40
Dark-eyed Junco - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - 20
Brown-headed Cowbird - 4 (2 male, 2 female)
Common Grackle - 20
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 the Pond (59th Street)
Northern Waterthrush - the Pond
Palm Warbler - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 4 or 5
Northern Cardinal - some nest-bulding

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Date: 4/21/18 12:22 pm
From: Sy Schiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marine Nature Study Area
A single GLOSSY IBIS appeared in full breeding plumage. The bill was surrounded with prominent white skin, looking like a White-faced Ibis in the distance. Unfortunately, it had a dark eye and no red on the legs. Land birds included NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, HERMIT THRUSH, EASTERN TOWHEE and CEDAR WAXWINGS.

At one point, all the Brant and Gulls erupted into the air. We waited as the Brant settled down. But, the Gulls continued high in the air over Meadow island. Eventually, a spec high above them appeared from the NW. Glasses picked up a circling BALD EAGLE heading E. When the birds go crazy, patience and diligence is required. The wait was rewarding. Migrating Eagles are always nice to see.
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Date: 4/21/18 4:54 am
From: Davidgasner <davidgasner9...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Three birds at my suet feeder, Shinnecock Hills

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Date: 4/20/18 8:45 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 20 April 2018
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 20, 2018
* NYNY1804.20

- Birds Mentioned


WHITE-FACED IBIS+
WOOD SANDPIPER+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Sooty Shearwater
Green Heron
Glossy Ibis
Broad-winged Hawk
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
WHIMBREL
Purple Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
RED PHALAROPE
POMARINE JAEGER
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster’s Tern
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Bank Swallow
Swainson’s Thrush
Wood Thrush
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Prairie Warbler
SUMMER TANAGER
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting


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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
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 20, 2018
at 8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are WOOD SANDPIPER, an interesting WHIMBREL,
RED PHALAROPE, WHITE-FACED IBIS, POMARINE JAEGER, WESTERN TANAGER, BLUE
GROSBEAK, SUMMER TANAGER, YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and more spring arrivals.

Though it doesn’t really feel like spring, some great birds are appearing
despite, or because of, the unusual weather patterns we’ve been
experiencing.

A great find was New York’s third WOOD SANDPIPER, spotted late Monday
afternoon on a temporary fairway wet area at Timber Point Golf Course at
the end of Great River Road in Great River. The Sandpiper was still
present Tuesday morning but left by 11 AM and could not be relocated
thereafter. Good photos were obtained. New York’s first record, a 1907
specimen from upstate, was only correctly identified decades later in a
museum, and another spent six days in Rye in late 1990.

Another very interesting shorebird flying by Breezy Point last Sunday was
identified as a WHIMBREL, and two photographs of not the best quality do
show a white wedge up the back of the bird, indicating this would
apparently be a Eurasian form of WHIMBREL. Making it even more interesting
is that perhaps the possibility of Eurasian Curlew cannot fully be ruled
out.

Joining the great shorebird parade was a RED PHALAROPE still in
non-breeding plumage that was photographed last Tuesday as it swam in the
bay south of the Pelham Bay landfill.

Other notable shorebirds included single WHIMBREL posted from Breezy Point
last Saturday, hopefully looked at carefully, and one at Heckscher State
Park Wednesday.
Breezy Point also featured 8 PIPING PLOVERS and 32 PURPLE SANDPIPERS last
Sunday, and both SHORT- and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were identified at
Timber Point Tuesday, while arrivals included SPOTTED and SOLITARY
SANDPIPERS.

On Thursday two WHITE-FACED IBIS were identified in a GLOSSY IBIS flock at
the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area, this followed by one seen briefly
this morning at nearby Cow Meadow Park in Freeport.

Most notable among the landbirds was a female WESTERN TANAGER photographed
Monday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

A nice push of southern specialties into our area included a number of
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, with one at Jones Beach West End Saturday
morning, one in Central Park last weekend, and one in Prospect Park from
Saturday increasing to two by Monday and on into the week. Another
continues at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

SUMMER TANAGERS also erupted this week, with one in Prospect Park Monday,
one at Stony Brook Tuesday, one visiting Hempstead Lake State Park Tuesday
to Thursday, one in Van Cortland Park Tuesday, one in Central Park
Thursday, and one in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery for a few days to today,
joined there by a BLUE GROSBEAK. Another BLUE GROSBEAK visited a feeder in
Ridge Tuesday.

A POMARINE JAEGER was photographed Monday in the Point Lookout parking lot,
coming in from the storm, and two early SOOTY SHEARWATERS were spotted that
day off Tiana Beach west of Shinnecock Inlet.

Three CASPIAN TERNS visited Great Kills Park on Staten Island last
Saturday, with an ICELAND GULL there also.

A few LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were topped by the nine at Floyd Bennett
Field and eight at Robert Moses State Park during the storm Monday.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was present in Crocheron Park in Queens yesterday
and today.

A nice list of arrivals this week has included GREEN HERON, COMMON TERN,
more FORSTER’S TERNS, EASTERN KINGBIRD, WARBLING and RED-EYED VIREOS, BANK
SWALLOW, WOOD and SWAINSON’S THRUSHES, SCARLET TANAGER, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, and a few INDIGO BUNTINGS. WARBLERS have included OVENBIRD and
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PRAIRIE and HOODED.

A nice BROAD-WINGED HAWK flight north of the City last Saturday included 36
over Sterling Forest followed by 116 at Mine Road north of Bear Mountain
during brief hawk watches.

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

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: 4/20/18 5:35 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)
I've still got a few Fox Sparrows, too. I can't ever remember waking up to them singing in my yard for over a week before. It always seemed that a few would be present a few days in the spring and fall, and that was it.


No doubt our lingering winter is to blame. They don't go far south for the winter, but they go pretty far north to breed, so it makes sense that they should be aware of local weather and be cautious before they make the final move.


A fun new addition to the Merlin app (free!) for your phone is that when you browse birds in a specific area, you see bar charts of the likelihood of occurrence for the whole calendar year. You can find the same information in eBird, but it takes more finagling to find it there. In Merlin, go to "Explore Birds" from the main screen, go up to the icon at the top that looks like lines and spots, click "Likely Birds," then filter by your current location and date. I suggest using "Family - Most Likely." That puts all the sparrows together, all the ducks, etc. Scroll down to the sparrows, and there, 11th on the list is Fox Sparrow. You can see by the bar chart that it's never abundant, but that it's usually seen in March and April, and that we're getting to the end of the narrow window when they normally occur.


If you browse the sparrows, you see that the next most/least likely sparrow here this time of year is White-crowned. But, comparing the two bar charts shows that Fox Sparrows should be on their way out, while White-crowns should just be coming in.


Also interesting, if you browse farther down the list, is that we have just gone through the peak time of Vesper Sparrow reports. And, unlike the other two species, they breed here! But, apparently they show up more on eBird checklists during April as they arrive and can't get to their breeding grounds yet, what with the snow and all, and show up in parking lots and roadsides the way they have done this last week or two. There have been dozens of Vesper Sparrow reports all over the county this last week and a half, and that perfectly reflects the bar chart in Merlin based on ebird checklists.


I've been a half-hearted endorser of Merlin over the last few years because, frankly, I don't need the help identifying birds. But, the app is becoming much more than what it started as, and it's growing all the time. It's now one of the fastest and easiest portals to finding what birds are to be expected at a specific time of year, pretty much everywhere in the world. Soon it is going to be a reference source for birds all over the world, with photos, songs, and maps. Already it covers all of the US and Canada, Mexico, and most of Central America, as well as parts of Colombia and northwestern Europe. And it's growing every day.


I did a West Coast business trip in February, and I used Merlin to tell me what birds to expect in the places I visited. I went to Oregon, and Merlin told me that Acorn Woodpeckers would be common in Medford, west of the Cascade Mountains, but would be rare in Klamath Falls, east of the mountains. It told me that I'd be seeing California Quail all along most of my drive to San Diego, but when I went to Joshua Tree National Park, I would be seeing Gambel's Quail.


So, just a head's up to the birding community. The Cornell Lab's Merin app is not just some cute toy for beginners. (Although, it did get my bird-averse sister to start liking looking at birds.) It's becoming a powerful tool for traveling birders to use all over the world. Currently, it only has photos, maps, and information for the areas I mentioned above. But, it already can give you a list of the most likely birds you will see anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere there are eBird checklists. But, every eBird checklist you put in from some exotic locale helps the program refine its results and improve the accuracy of its predictions. And, every photo you upload to an eBird checklist from a foreign location gets Merlin closer to being able to identify that species from photos, and closer to having photos available in the app.


Latin America has an avid and active birding presence, so we can expect big strides there in the near future. But, it also has the most diverse and complex suite of birds on the planet, so, that's a hurdle. I personally hope that southern and eastern Europe will be covered completely soon (I have a trip there scheduled in late June), but it seems that India is going to jump ahead in the line ahead of other expected regions.


Indian birders have enthusiastically embraced eBird the last couple of years, and they're pumping sightings and photos into the database. I spoke to someone in Oregon at the bird festival I was attending (Winter Wings) who was from India. He wanted to show me his photos from birding in India (very nice), and I told him to put them into checklists in eBird because every photo uploaded for a species (especially good ones like his) put Merin a step closer to getting the identification program to being able to ID it, but also that every photo gets the bird guide portion closer to being able to offer it to the regular folks. He responded that he thought that was awesome, and that he knew that the people in the bird clubs in India would be excited to contribute.


So, as New Yorkers say, Excelsior! Ever upward! Honestly, I've been birding since the lat 1960s and early 1970s, about 50 years. There has never been such a great time to be a birder as right now. You can get spectacular binoculars and scopes for relatively cheap. Birding references are abundant (including the courses I've created at https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/course-list/). You can find out almost real-time information about what rare birds are where. You have information on your phone about what birds are likely anywhere on earth, and you can actually have your phone make a tentative identification from a photo you took with that phone. As he said in the Princess Bride, "Inconceivable!" We may very well be living in the best of all conceivable worlds.


Kevin

Ithaca, NY

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From: <bounce-122493967-3493952...> <bounce-122493967-3493952...> on behalf of Carol Keeler <carolk441...>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2018 6:58 PM
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows

I now have 2 Fox Sparrows! Theyve been here for two days now. I had one about five years ago which stayed for minutes. I dont get great numbers of birds like you do in the Ithaca area. Im delighted.
I also just had a flock of Cedar Waxwings sitting in a tall maple. Now and then they would hawk insects .

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Date: 4/20/18 11:29 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., April 20, 2018 - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, many Hermit Thrushes & R-c Kinglets
Central Park NYC - North End
Friday, April 20, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Windy and cold this morning: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Palm Warbler, many Hermit Thrushes & Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a nice selection of sparrows, and both American Kestrel & Peregrine Falcon.

Canada Goose - 6 Meer
Mallard - Meer
Ruddy Duck - Meer
Mourning Dove - 6 Green Bench
Herring Gull - flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 2 or 3 at the Meer & 2 or 3 flyovers
Great Egret - Meer & 2 flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 Meer Island (Duck Island)
Red-tailed Hawk - 4 (pair 5th Ave. & 106/108th Street, pair Central Park West & 95/96)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - male in willow on west side of the Pool
Downy Woodpecker - female fed peanuts by hand south side of the Great Hill
Northern Flicker - 6 to 8
American Kestrel - male caught sparrow on the south shore of the Meer around noon
Peregrine Falcon - juvenile female chasing Red-tailed Hawks
Eastern Phoebe - west side of the Pool (Bob - early)
Blue-headed Vireo - 2 (Great Hill (David Barrett) & Loch)
Blue Jay - residents
Crow - 2 flyovers (silent)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 or 2 (heard - David Barrett)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Green Bench (Bob - early)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 25 to 30
Hermit Thrush - 50
American Robin - many (including 30 just on the North Meadow Ballfields)
Brown Thrasher - along the Loch
House Finch - a few along the Loch
American Goldfinch - 2 or 3 along the Loch
Eastern Towhee - 2 Loch
Field Sparrow - south Great Hill
Song Sparrow - Loch
Swamp Sparrow - 2 Loch
White-throated Sparrow - 20
Dark-eyed Junco - 12 Great Hill
Red-winged Blackbird - 6 males Meer
Common Grackle - 8 Meer
Palm Warbler - 1 in 2 locations (Loch 7AM, and along Meer)
Northern Cardinal - residents

On twitter this morning @BirdCentralPark:
Jordan Spindel reported an Ovenbird near West 86th Street
Spencer Galen reported both Northern and Louisiana Waterthrushes at the Pond
Matt Klein reported the Seaside Sparrow at the Pond
Chris Cooper reported a Northern Waterthrush at Ladies' Pavilion
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Date: 4/20/18 10:35 am
From: Brendan Fogarty <bnf25...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] White-faced Ibis - Cow Meadow Park 4/20 (Nassau)
An adult White-faced Ibis was seen this morning at Cow Meadow Park in
Freeport. It was seen at the pond by the parking area, but then flew off
into the marsh. Despite searching, people have not redound it or seen any
White- faced Ibis at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside today, where
two were seen yesterday afternoon.

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Date: 4/20/18 7:03 am
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Purple sandpipers
There were 2 PUSA at the jetty at Cedar Beach in Mt Sinai this AM at @ 9:30. But they were on the east (sand) side of the jetty
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Date: 4/20/18 7:01 am
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Purple sandpipers

There were 2 purple sandpipers on the jetty at Cedar Beach in Mt Sinai at 9:30 AM. But they were on the east (sand) side of the jetty
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Date: 4/20/18 6:59 am
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel
To anyone planning on looking for the whimbrel, be advised that a motorcycle group was setting up cones at 8:30 in hecksher’s field 7.
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Date: 4/20/18 3:40 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn - Summer Tanager Blue Grosbeak
For the last few days a bright male Summer Tanager and bright Blue Grosbeak
have been feeding on the north and east sides of the Sylvan Water in the
south-west corner of Greenwood Cemetery. There are some birch trees and a
budding fruit tree that have attracted the most attention. Along with the
charismatic birds there have been dozens of Yellow-rumps and Palms as well
as a few Pines. An Indigo Bunting is also in the area. I can't imagine
they've left overnight.

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Date: 4/19/18 5:57 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Apr 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/19/2018
* NYBU1804.19
- Birds mentioned

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SNOWY OWL
COMMON LOON
FOX SPARROW
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
D.-crest. Cormorant
American Bittern
Wood Duck
Red-br. Merganser
Virginia Rail
Greater Yellowlegs
American Woodcock
Bonaparte's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-bellied Wdpkr.
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-r. Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/19/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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 12 through
April 19 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

Snow, ice and rain grounded and exposed many
migrants this week.

Whether migrant fallouts or a concentration of
lingering winter birds, a record count of 22 to
26 SNOWY OWLS on the Buffalo waterfront. The
owls were viewed at dusk from the former Small
Boat Harbor, now Buffalo Harbor State Park, on
April 17 and 18.

Also on the waterfront and across the region, a
fallout of COMMON LOONS. Seventy COMMON LOONS
and one RED-THROATED LOON inside the breakwall
at the Small Boat Harbor, 30 COMMON LOONS with
40 HORNED GREBES and one RED-NECKED GREBE at
Tifft Nature Preserve and five COMMON LOONS on
a small pond south of the Williamsville North
High School. Single COMMON LOONS reported from
Buffalo to Genesee County, and three grounded
COMMON LOONS rescued from roadways on Grand
Island.

More fallouts included 14 FOX SPARROWS at
Forest Lawn in Buffalo and 18 EASTERN PHOEBES
at Tifft Nature Preserve. Other reports
included YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, RED-BELLIED
WDPKR., NORTHERN FLICKER, PURPLE MARTIN, TREE
SWALLOW, N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOW, BANK SWALLOW,
BARN SWALLOW, BROWN CREEPER, WINTER WREN,
GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, PINE WARBLER,
YELLOW-R. WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, CHIPPING
SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, SWAMP
SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO,
RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH and PINE SISKIN.

On the waterfront and Niagara River - GLAUCOUS
GULL, COMMON TERN, CASPIAN TERN and flocks of
BONAPARTE'S GULLS and RED-BR. MERGANSERS. At
Dunkirk Harbor - FORSTER'S TERN, 250
BONAPARTE'S GULLS and 750 DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANTS.

Also this week - AMERICAN BITTERN and VIRGINIA
RAIL at Tifft Nature Preserve. COMMON MOORHEN
at the Berry Road Marsh in Chautauqua County.
GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Kumpf marsh in the
Iroquois Refuge. AMERICAN WOODCOCK at Beaver
Island State Park on Grand Island. And, pairs
of WOOD DUCKS on a yard pond in North
Tonawanda.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 26. 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: 4/19/18 5:07 pm
From: Michael Farina <michfar...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 2 White-faced Ibis @ MNSA, Oceanside, NY
(2) White-faced Ibis were in a group of Glossy Ibis feeding in the marsh
in the late afternoon.
Michael Farina, CWB®
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Marine Nature Study Area
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Town of Hempstead
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Date: 4/19/18 2:36 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 NYS eBird Hotspots site click the 'Overview' link on
the 'Explore a Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Since last update: 4 days

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

*Allegany County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Allegany>*
Common Tern (17-Apr-2018)

*Montgomery County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Montgomery>*
Northern Shoveler (15-Apr-2018)
Caspian Tern (15-Apr-2018)

*Putnam County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Putnam>*
Northern Saw-whet Owl (26-Feb-2011)

*Schenectady County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Schenectady>*
Mew Gull (15-Apr-2018)

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Wood Sandpiper (16-Apr-2018)
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Date: 4/19/18 2:23 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hempstead Lake State Park

Arriving at Hempstead Lake in late morning seemed to have been the right time, as there was a moderate break from the rain. It was surprisingly birdy around Schodack pond with lots of yellow rumps, good numbers of palm and pine warblers, rublets, gnatcatchers and both waterthrushes, which at one point seemed to be singing to one another. But the highlight was the summer tanager, initially found by Bill Belford on Tuesday, still making the rounds of the southeast section. Here’s a link to a video:

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Date: 4/19/18 10:35 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., April 19, 2018 - Good sparrow, Hermit Thrush & R-c Kinglet numbers, R-t Loon, R-b Mergansers
Central Park NYC
Thursday, April 19, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido PhD, et al

Highlights: Variable winds overnight delivered a few new birds, with a noticeable uptick in numbers of Hermit Thrushes and Ruby-crowned Kinglets. The list of sparrows included Fox, Savannah, Chipping, and Field Sparrows. A Red-throated Loon continued at the Reservoir joined by two female Red-breasted Mergansers. Reservoir birds observed from the south side.

Canada Goose - pair SE Reservoir & pair Turtle Pond
Northern Shoveler - 12 Reservoir
Mallard
Bufflehead - 10 Reservoir
Red-breasted Merganser - 2 females Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 25, mostly male, Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 15-20 (most at feeders, pair probably nesting in Shakespeare Garden)
American Coot - Reservoir
Herring Gull & Great Black-backed Gull - Reservir & flyovers
Red-throated Loon - Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - 6 Turtle Pond
Great Egret - Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - southbound flyover Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - west side pair
Barn Owl - continues
Belted Kingfisher - flyover Turtle Pond (reported earlier at Turtle Pond by Jordan Spindel)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Northern Flicker - 10-15
Eastern Phoebe - 2 (Turtle Pond & Upper Lobe)
Blue Jay - residents
Crow - silent flyover
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 or 3 Turtle Pond
Barn Swallow - 8 Turtle Pond
Brown Creeper - Upper Lobe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 25+ various locations with 11 at the Upper Lobe
Hermit Thrush - 75+++
American Robin
House Finch - 3
American Goldfinch 4 to 6 Upper Lobe
Eastern Towhee - 2 or 3 males singing in the Ramble
Chipping Sparrow - 20 (Pinetum & Sparrow Rock)
Field Sparrow - Sparrow Rock
Savannah Sparrow - Sparrow Rock (others reported from the Pinetum & elsewhere)
Fox Sparrow - Pinetum
Song Sparrow - 10 Ballfield east of Pinetum
Swamp Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow - at least 20 in the Ramble
Dark-eyed Junco - 15 Pinetum
Red-winged Blackbird - 6 or so singing Turtle Pond
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 females Upper Lobe
Common Grackle - 6 Turtle Pond
Louisiana Waterthrush - one at two locations (Upper Lobe & Azalea Pond)
Northern Cardinal

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Date: 4/19/18 9:42 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer tanager Hempstead lake
Presumably continuing bird. Adult male flitting around SE Schodack pond. Fairly birds here.

Good birding

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Date: 4/19/18 6:04 am
From: Brendan Fogarty <bnf25...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/Still NO
Hi folks,

No Wood Sandpiper this morning. I checked around the golf course and
marinas. Some yellowlegs and Dublin our in marsh by East Marina.

Best,
Brendan Fogarty

On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:12 AM Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
wrote:

> Hi Curt and all,
>
> Pat visited Timber Point a short time ago and reported no Tringas in the
> puddles and miserable conditions overall.
>
> I plan to check myself in a little while.
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-122483584-11143133...> [
> <bounce-122483584-11143133...>] on behalf of Curt McDermott [
> <Tele-Tek...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:09 AM
> To: <nysbirds-L...>; Shane Blodgett
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
>
> Hi All,
>
> Any additional reports today on the Wood Sandpiper, whether
> successful or unsuccessful would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
>
> Good Birding,
>
>
> Curt McDermott
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: <bounce-122483139-8631365...> <
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> <shaneblodgett...>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:40 AM
> To: <nysbirds-L...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
>
> As of 8:30 a.m. no sightings of WOSA at Timber Point. There were 9 Greater
> and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs in the rain pool where it had previously been
> reported but they flew out by 6:45 and have not been back. 3 Dunlin there
> briefly as well around 8:15 but no other shorebirds that I am aware of.
>
> Shane Blodgett
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Date: 4/18/18 9:19 pm
From: Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
Not to present too provocative of an opinion, but there may be an argument
that this bird is a Eurasian Curlew. The second photo shows significant
barring in the secondaries extending into the inner primaries. This
feature is absent in both “European” and “Eurasian” Whimbrel, which show a
clean demarcation between the secondaries and primaries, with the primaries
being darker and only slightly barred on the inner webs of the innermost
feathers. This is depicted in figures 9 and 10 on p. 110 of O’Brien,
Crossley, and Karlson.

However, this feature is obvious in Eurasian Curlew as drawn in Svensson
and Grant. A quick Google image search shows the characteristic as well.
Perhaps birders with greater palearctic experience could corroborate this
conclusion.

While O’Brien et al refers to European Whimbrel as a spring vagrant to the
east coast and Eurasian Curlew as a fall visitor, records are sporadic
enough that no trend is obvious. In addition, on eBird most Eurasian
Curlew records from the Massachusetts/New York area appear to be from the
late winter-early spring time frame.

Depending on one’s perspective, the sole verbal description of the bird as
having a “...long curved bill...” could be seen as additional support for
Curlew, as compared with the relatively shorter curved bill of Whimbrel.
However, lacking further description by the observer including body
coloration, structure, underwing pattern, and vocalizations, neither
species can be conclusively supported IMO.

Brent Bomkamp
Eatons Neck

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:57 PM Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
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> Like Bob Paxton I was initially puzzled by the square shape of the white
> wedge, especially in first image (ML94655071) but accept it looks a little
> better in the second image (ML94655101). Is it correc to assume the dark
> blob is the heavy barring on the upperside of the tail?
>
> I considered Greater Yellowlegs based on the first image but that ID would
> be hard reconcile with seeing a decurved bill (mentioned in Cesar's
> original posting) but with the caveat that the bill shape is hard to
> discern from the photos accompanying the checklist. That said, I'm not
> seeing an obvious foot extension beyond the tail, which does fit with it
> being a Whimbrel. Are there any more photos even if not as sharp?
>
> So-called 'White-rumped Whimbrels' are genuine vagrants to eastern North
> America with a handful of April and May records. Tagging such birds as
> either 'European' or 'Eurasian/Siberian' is tricky because three subspecies
> (N. p. phaeopus, N. p. alboaxillaris and N. p. variegatus) need to be
> considered. Steppe Whimbrel (alboaxillaris) is no longer numerous and
> pretty unlikely, but the other two are serious contenders, with nominate
> 'European' Whimbrel (phaeopus) more likely perhaps in spring and the very
> similar 'Siberian' Whimbrel (variegatus) a sensible possibility in the
> fall. If I recall correctly, the tail and upper tail coverts of variegatus
> are darker than phaeopus.
>
> Fun stuff!
>
> Angus Wilson
> New York City
>
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
> <jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:
>
>> It’s a European Whimbrel
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:09 Robert Paxton <rop1...> wrote:
>>
>>> The Eurasian Whimbrel doesn't have a white line up the back but a white
>>> wedge, broad at the base and narrowing up to a point in the middle back.
>>> Bob Paxton
>>>
>>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:42 PM, Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> That Whimbrel photo seems to show a Eurasian Whimbrel. Looks like a
>>>> white line going up the back in the one photo and barred whitish tail.
>>>> Super cool.
>>>>
>>>> Isaac Grant
>>>> Senior Loan Officer
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 15, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy
>>>> Point jetty. On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then
>>>> past me. I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still
>>>> see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird. Other good
>>>> finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters
>>>> and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping
>>>> Plovers. Some breeding plumage Common Loons. I thought I saw a seal as I
>>>> approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.
>>>>
>>>> Here is a link to the e-bird report.
>>>>
>>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596163
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a
>>>> Tricolored Heron. It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to
>>>> the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields. Very easy to
>>>> photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.
>>>> See checklist below.
>>>>
>>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599081
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> César
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>>>> Las princesas primorosas se parecen mucho a ti; cortan lirios,
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Date: 4/18/18 12:32 pm
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East End (Hampton Bays) report
A quick trip along Dune Rd did not turn up any rarities, but it was nice to
see FOS boat-tailed grackle, glossy ibis, and northern rough-winged
swallow, along with the expected -- several greater yellowlegs,
oystercatcher, great and snowy egrets, great blue heron, brant, osprey,
northern harrier and kestrel.

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Date: 4/18/18 11:28 am
From: John Gluth <jgluth...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER - Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk)
Male, singing somewhat regularly while moving through the northern part of the pinetum. Ranged from just east of toll booth to private residence near NE corner of the pinetum.

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Date: 4/18/18 7:11 am
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
Hi Curt and all,

Pat visited Timber Point a short time ago and reported no Tringas in the puddles and miserable conditions overall.

I plan to check myself in a little while.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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From: <bounce-122483584-11143133...> [<bounce-122483584-11143133...>] on behalf of Curt McDermott [<Tele-Tek...>]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:09 AM
To: <nysbirds-L...>; Shane Blodgett
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO

Hi All,

Any additional reports today on the Wood Sandpiper, whether successful or unsuccessful would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Good Birding,


Curt McDermott


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Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8:40 AM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO

As of 8:30 a.m. no sightings of WOSA at Timber Point. There were 9 Greater and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs in the rain pool where it had previously been reported but they flew out by 6:45 and have not been back. 3 Dunlin there briefly as well around 8:15 but no other shorebirds that I am aware of.

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Brooklyn NY

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Date: 4/18/18 7:09 am
From: Curt McDermott <Tele-Tek...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
Hi All,

Any additional reports today on the Wood Sandpiper, whether successful or unsuccessful would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Good Birding,


Curt McDermott


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As of 8:30 a.m. no sightings of WOSA at Timber Point. There were 9 Greater and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs in the rain pool where it had previously been reported but they flew out by 6:45 and have not been back. 3 Dunlin there briefly as well around 8:15 but no other shorebirds that I am aware of.

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Date: 4/18/18 5:40 am
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper/NO
As of 8:30 a.m. no sightings of WOSA at Timber Point. There were 9 Greater and 3 Lesser Yellowlegs in the rain pool where it had previously been reported but they flew out by 6:45 and have not been back. 3 Dunlin there briefly as well around 8:15 but no other shorebirds that I am aware of.

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Date: 4/18/18 4:40 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper NO so far - Suffolk County
Got word at 7:15 that there were no birds in the rain pool, but there
are some folks holding vigil there and checking Heckscher as well. If I
get any updates I'll post here.

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Date: 4/17/18 1:44 pm
From: Dawn Hannay <dawnvla...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager Van Cortlandt Park Bronx
Michael and Paula Waldron found and photographed this Summer Tanager in Van Cortlandt Park in reeds at the edge of the marshy pond there this afternoon.


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Date: 4/17/18 1:19 pm
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Red Phalarope, Pelham Bay Park (NYC)
Our Bronx correspondent @jhonny_2003 reported RED PHALAROPE (with photo,
see link to feed) at 3:35 pm today swimming off the east shore of Pelham
Bay Park, in the cove south of the landfill. He also posted a map to the
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https://twitter.com/birdbronx

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Date: 4/17/18 12:08 pm
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer Tanager
At Hempstead Lake State Park. Nassau County Long Island. Along path that
overlooks Schodack Pond.
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Date: 4/17/18 9:49 am
From: Matthew Fuirst <mfuirst...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Summer tanager @ Stony Brook University
Currently observing a summer tanager outside my graduate building at Stony
Brook University, specifically the south campus. Bird is currently hanging
around the feeders by Challenger hall. I have attached a photo.






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Date: 4/17/18 9:37 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] David Lindo The Urban Birder - BirdCallsRadio


Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested in with our next guest David Lindo, The Urban Birder. http://birdcallsradio.com/

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Mardi Dickinson
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Date: 4/17/18 9:00 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler at Bayard Cutting Arboretum (Suffolk Co.)
Silent bird observed in pines east of main entrance near Montauk Highway.

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Date: 4/17/18 8:39 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
Congrats to Pat Lindsay on a most excellent find!

The Wood Sandpiper continues intermittently. Patience is required as the bird disappears for long periods. Do ensure to layer up as it is windy and cold.

The wet spots where the Wood Sandpiper has frequented have been good for other birds. The turnover include Glossy Ibis’, Short and Long-billed Dowitcher, Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs, Dunlins and a Willet that stirred some discussion on Western vs Eastern.

Review the previous posts on location and where to look.

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> On Apr 17, 2018, at 8:31 AM, Mike <mikec02...> wrote:
>
> Hi Sean,
>
> As you drive into the golf course, the road bends to the right. A few hundred yards in, there’s a left turn that goes to the east marina. Don’t turn there- continue on toward the large building (catering hall). Just after the marina turnoff, (which you didn’t turn on to!) there will be, on your left, a grassy area with wet spots and behind that, a golf course pond. The bird has been hanging out around the wet spots there.
>
> Obviously, for anyone else heading over there- do not walk out onto the grass or golf course areas.
>
> Good luck,
> Mike
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 17, 2018, at 7:59 AM, Joe Jannsen <jjannsen...> wrote:
>>
>> Good views at the puddle until the Wood Sandpiper flew with several other birds towards the marsh.
>>
>> Joe
>>
>> On Apr 17, 2018, at 6:22 AM, Mike <mikec02...> wrote:
>>
>>> Previously reported Wood Sandpiper at Timber Point, Suffolk is present now, Tuesday AM
>>>
>>> Mike Cooper
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> > On Apr 16, 2018, at 9:04 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber Point entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East Marina) until it was too dark to see.
>>> >
>>> > The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team effort. I was seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me to report an unfamiliar shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race over to join her, along with my seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, predictably, just after the birds had flushed. While I spoke with Pat and reviewed some distant photos, Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. As I came to the conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!
>>> >
>>> > The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly accessible, location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling "chip-chip-chip" right over us) and returned to the near-ideal place described above, where it remained as admirers arrived until it was too dark to see.
>>> >
>>> > I'll put some photos up here:
>>> >
>>> > https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa
>>> >
>>> > Shai Mitra
>>> > Bay Shore
>>> > ________________________________________
>>> > From: <bounce-122477957-11143133...> [<bounce-122477957-11143133...>] on behalf of Patricia Lindsay [<pjlindsay...>]
>>> > Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 6:49 PM
>>> > To: <nysbirds-l...>
>>> > Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
>>> >
>>> > Not in marsh, on puddled fairway
>>> >
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Date: 4/17/18 6:40 am
From: Joel Horman <jlhorman...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue Grosbeak Feeder Visit
A male Blue Grosbeak visited our feeder in Ridge this AM,  a first for
us and number 114 on our yard list. A rather early date but I don't know
if it might be a record. Photos were taken.

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Date: 4/17/18 5:31 am
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
Hi Sean,

As you drive into the golf course, the road bends to the right. A few hundred yards in, there’s a left turn that goes to the east marina. Don’t turn there- continue on toward the large building (catering hall). Just after the marina turnoff, (which you didn’t turn on to!) there will be, on your left, a grassy area with wet spots and behind that, a golf course pond. The bird has been hanging out around the wet spots there.

Obviously, for anyone else heading over there- do not walk out onto the grass or golf course areas.

Good luck,
Mike

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 17, 2018, at 7:59 AM, Joe Jannsen <jjannsen...> wrote:
>
> Good views at the puddle until the Wood Sandpiper flew with several other birds towards the marsh.
>
> Joe
>
> On Apr 17, 2018, at 6:22 AM, Mike <mikec02...> wrote:
>
>> Previously reported Wood Sandpiper at Timber Point, Suffolk is present now, Tuesday AM
>>
>> Mike Cooper
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Apr 16, 2018, at 9:04 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>> >
>> > The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber Point entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East Marina) until it was too dark to see.
>> >
>> > The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team effort. I was seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me to report an unfamiliar shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race over to join her, along with my seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, predictably, just after the birds had flushed. While I spoke with Pat and reviewed some distant photos, Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. As I came to the conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!
>> >
>> > The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly accessible, location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling "chip-chip-chip" right over us) and returned to the near-ideal place described above, where it remained as admirers arrived until it was too dark to see.
>> >
>> > I'll put some photos up here:
>> >
>> > https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa
>> >
>> > Shai Mitra
>> > Bay Shore
>> > ________________________________________
>> > From: <bounce-122477957-11143133...> [<bounce-122477957-11143133...>] on behalf of Patricia Lindsay [<pjlindsay...>]
>> > Sent: Monday, April 16, 2018 6:49 PM
>> > To: <nysbirds-l...>
>> > Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
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>> > Not in marsh, on puddled fairway
>> >
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Date: 4/17/18 5:00 am
From: Joe Jannsen <jjannsen...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
Good views at the puddle until the Wood Sandpiper flew with several other birds towards the marsh.

Joe

On Apr 17, 2018, at 6:22 AM, Mike <mikec02...><mailto:<mikec02...>> wrote:

Previously reported Wood Sandpiper at Timber Point, Suffolk is present now, Tuesday AM

Mike Cooper

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 16, 2018, at 9:04 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...><mailto:<Shaibal.Mitra...>> wrote:
>
> The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber Point entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East Marina) until it was too dark to see.
>
> The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team effort. I was seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me to report an unfamiliar shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race over to join her, along with my seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, predictably, just after the birds had flushed. While I spoke with Pat and reviewed some distant photos, Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. As I came to the conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!
>
> The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly accessible, location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling "chip-chip-chip" right over us) and returned to the near-ideal place described above, where it remained as admirers arrived until it was too dark to see.
>
> I'll put some photos up here:
>
> https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa<https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa>
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ________________________________________
> From: <bounce-122477957-11143133...><mailto:<bounce-122477957-11143133...> [<bounce-122477957-11143133...><mailto:<bounce-122477957-11143133...>] on behalf of Patricia Lindsay [<pjlindsay...><mailto:<pjlindsay...>]
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> To: <nysbirds-l...><mailto:<nysbirds-l...>
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
>
> Not in marsh, on puddled fairway
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Date: 4/17/18 3:12 am
From: Mike <mikec02...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
Previously reported Wood Sandpiper at Timber Point, Suffolk is present now, Tuesday AM

Mike Cooper

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 16, 2018, at 9:04 PM, Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...> wrote:
>
> The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber Point entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East Marina) until it was too dark to see.
>
> The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team effort. I was seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me to report an unfamiliar shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race over to join her, along with my seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, predictably, just after the birds had flushed. While I spoke with Pat and reviewed some distant photos, Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. As I came to the conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!
>
> The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly accessible, location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling "chip-chip-chip" right over us) and returned to the near-ideal place described above, where it remained as admirers arrived until it was too dark to see.
>
> I'll put some photos up here:
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> https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa
>
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
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> Not in marsh, on puddled fairway
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Date: 4/16/18 6:04 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
The Wood Sandpiper continued in the rain pools just east of the Timber Point entrance road (and just south of the spur road to the East Marina) until it was too dark to see.

The discovery and identification of this mega rarity was a team effort. I was seawatching at Robert Moses SP when Patricia called me to report an unfamiliar shorebird. Her puzzlement was my cue to race over to join her, along with my seawatching companions Brent Bomkamp and Taylor Sturm. We pulled up, predictably, just after the birds had flushed. While I spoke with Pat and reviewed some distant photos, Brent and Taylor set out to relocate the flock. As I came to the conclusion that it was likely a very rare Wood Sandpiper, they re-found the bird. We re-joined them and exhilaration ensued!

The place where we were watching it was not a good, publicly accessible, location, but fortunately the bird soon flew (calling "chip-chip-chip" right over us) and returned to the near-ideal place described above, where it remained as admirers arrived until it was too dark to see.

I'll put some photos up here:

https://flic.kr/p/24SZZUa

Shai Mitra
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Not in marsh, on puddled fairway

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Date: 4/16/18 5:47 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Reminder! BBC Evening Presentation: Rivers, Climate Change, and Birds
*Tomorrow Night!*

*BBC Evening Presentation*

*Rivers, Climate Change, and Birds: Patterns of Avain Diversity Across
Western and Central African Tropical Forests.*

Presenter: Jerry Huntley, Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American
Museum of History.

*Tuesday April 17 @ 7PM*

*BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA*
Using genetic information gathered from natural history collections and
field expeditions to West Africa, Jerry Huntley’s team examined 70 species
of African forest bird. From this data, they hope to have a better
understanding of how potential barriers to movement within the forest (such
as rivers and savannahs) and historical climate change have shaped the
distribution of birds that we see today, especially from a genetics
standpoint.

http://brooklynbirdclub.org/event/rivers-climate-change-
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central-african-tropical-forests/



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Date: 4/16/18 3:50 pm
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wood Sandpiper Timber Point Golf Course now Suffolk Co
Not in marsh, on puddled fairway

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Date: 4/16/18 2:53 pm
From: Pepaul <pepaul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Tanager Brooklyn
About an hour ago I observed a Western Tanager at the Esdale bridge in Prospect Park. The bird then flew down toward Ambergill Falls, and I lost track of it. I have been searching the area since, and will continue to look for a while longer.

Good birding,
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Date: 4/16/18 12:43 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Jaeger @ Point Lookout LI NY
Robert Proniewych just called to report that Bob Anderson found a Jaeger in the parking lot at Point Lookout. They are leaning towards Pomarine but will review photos for further verification. In any event another excellent find by Bob Anderson.

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Date: 4/16/18 12:41 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- April 16, 2018
- NYSY 04.16.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: April 09 - April 16

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: April 16 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on April 09, 2018




Highlights:




AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

CACKLING GOOSE

ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

EURASIAN WIGEON

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER

RUFF

SANDHILL CRANE

SHORT-EARED OWL

NORTHERN SHRIKE

WESTERN MEADOWLARK







Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     4/10: The ROSS’S GOOSE was still present and has continued throughout the week including today. The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL has also continued throughout the week.

     4/13: An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was spotted in the Main Pool. It was seen through the 15th.

     4/14: An extremely rare and first for Seneca County WESTERN MEADOWLARK was found at the juncture of Armitage Road and Rt. 89. It was able to be photographed and sound recorded for positive identification. It was heard on the 15th. and again today in the morning. It seems to spend most of it’s time in the corn stubble on the north side of Armitage Road between Wiley Road and Olmstead Road. The RUFF and REEVE found earlier in the week at Maiden Lane Road in Cayuga County were relocated at VanDyne Spoor Road with a nice assortment of Shorebirds including KILLDEER, DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A SHORT-EARED OWL was also seen at VanDyne Spoor Road later in the day. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the Wildlife Drive.

     4/15: The REEVE only was relocated at VanDyne Spoor Road. 







Cayuga County

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     4/10: A RUFF in transitional plumage was found at Maiden Lane Road north of Port Byron. Also present was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

     4/12: A REEVE was discovered with the RUFF. Also found was an early SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER.

     4/16: The RUFF has returned to Maiden Lane Road.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     After three great days starting with 4/9 with over a thousand birds each day the rest of the week was disappointing. 4/11 had 2,561 raptors counted. One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on 4/9 at the south Lookout. 3 SANDHILL CRANES flew by on 4/10. A  NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on 4/11.







Onondaga County

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     4/9: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 4/11: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. 

     4/13: A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at the Visitors Center on Onondaga Lake. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor. A SNOW OWL continues near the entrance to the State Fair. An ICELAND GULL was seen along the Parkway in Liverpool.

     4/14: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA. 







Madison County

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     4/14: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Ditchbank Road north of Chittenango. Also seen were 40 PIPITS. 







Oneida County

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     4/9: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen on Jug Point Road east of Verona Beach State Park.




     

     

      







  




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Date: 4/16/18 12:06 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn Coastal Highlights
I made several stops along Brooklyn Coastal during the earlier downpours albeit a bit late in the morning.

Highlights included, 42 Bonaparte’s Gulls at Gravesend Bay (Middle Parking Lot). The rains created some pools and Gulls were gathering there - though nothing unusual in the mixed flock.

At Drier Offerman I also connected with the massive flock of Bonaparte’s mentioned by Sean Sime. While no unusual Gull turned up in that flock, I did manage to pull out a Common Tern from among the Gulls. A Wilson’s Snipe and Louisiana Waterthrush were other highlights from that location.

Later at Floyd Bennett Field I managed 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, all adults. Quite good given that I had arrived there later than I would have liked.

Cheers,

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” - Nietzsche

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Date: 4/16/18 12:04 pm
From: Gertrude R. Battaly <merlin...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
And at Cape St. Mary's in Newfoundland:http://www.battaly.com/trip/2014maritimes/gannets/
other video fun from the Newfoundland trip, including nesting
Yellowlegs:http://www.battaly.com/trip/2014maritimes/


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Sent: Apr 16, 2018 12:05 PM
To: Anne Lazarus , Ardith Bondi
Cc: Andrew Baksh , Nyc ebirds , nysbirds-l
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show
Kings Co.

I have visited the several hundred thousand strong N. Gannet
colony on Bonaventure Island at the tip of Quebec’s Gaspe
Peninsula. I would assume many of the gannets migrating along the
east coast do make it to that colony (but just an assumption).
https://www.apogeephoto.com/the-gannets-of-bonaventure-island/ The
sight of the gannets literally feet away when you reach the colony
(and murres, guillemots and some puffins thrown in) is absolutely
spectacular, as is that whole trip (7+ hours’ drive north from
Quebec City) with numerous stops along the way for sea and boreal
birding, and, if you choose to stop for whale watching in the
Saguenay River, a subsequent ferry crossing of the St. Lawrence.
(There are many places to cross and the ferry serves decent food
and Pit Caribou beer, a Gaspe microbrewery.) There is also an
isolated caribou colony in the Gaspe, which unfortunately on our
trip weather prohibited the hike up the mountain in Parc National
de la Gaspésie (where we stayed two nights) to see the herd which
is considered endangered. A consolation was waking to dozens of
evening grosbeaks gritting under the car tires in gravel
driveways. I do not think any birder would be disappointed in
this trip to which you should give a week (and black flies
weren’t bad in June except in one place)

L. Trachtenberg

Ossining

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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show
Kings Co.

Last weekend on the Linnaean S. I. field trip, we saw this
spectacle of N. Gannets. from Conference House. Are they
migrating? They seem to be seen in the same vicinity.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:32 AM, Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
wrote:

High tide at Fort Hamilton, The Narrows, was 8:49 AM. I wonder
if tide has any influence on their location. Just a thought.

Ardith

NYC

www.ardithbondi.com

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On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:46 AM, Andrew Baksh
<birdingdude...> [ebirdsnyc] <ebirdsnyc-noreply...>
wrote:

I was treated to a spectacular Northern Gannett show this
morning at Ceaser’s Bay Brooklyn, with well over 1000,
actively fishing. They all seemed to stay north of the
Verrazano Bridge and I verified that by checking several
other spots north of that location.

The only other highlights of note from covering other
Brooklyn Coastal sites were two Lesser Black-backed Gulls,
a 2CY and 1CY (calendar year). Both observed at Coney
Island Creek.

Surprisingly, not a lot of Gulls at the usual loafing
spots along the belt (Gravesend Bay). Some were just too
far out to get a definitive ID on. Though I did look
carefully, hoping for something of interest.

Cheers,

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Date: 4/16/18 10:57 am
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
Like Bob Paxton I was initially puzzled by the square shape of the white
wedge, especially in first image (ML94655071) but accept it looks a little
better in the second image (ML94655101). Is it correc to assume the dark
blob is the heavy barring on the upperside of the tail?

I considered Greater Yellowlegs based on the first image but that ID would
be hard reconcile with seeing a decurved bill (mentioned in Cesar's
original posting) but with the caveat that the bill shape is hard to
discern from the photos accompanying the checklist. That said, I'm not
seeing an obvious foot extension beyond the tail, which does fit with it
being a Whimbrel. Are there any more photos even if not as sharp?

So-called 'White-rumped Whimbrels' are genuine vagrants to eastern North
America with a handful of April and May records. Tagging such birds as
either 'European' or 'Eurasian/Siberian' is tricky because three subspecies
(N. p. phaeopus, N. p. alboaxillaris and N. p. variegatus) need to be
considered. Steppe Whimbrel (alboaxillaris) is no longer numerous and
pretty unlikely, but the other two are serious contenders, with nominate
'European' Whimbrel (phaeopus) more likely perhaps in spring and the very
similar 'Siberian' Whimbrel (variegatus) a sensible possibility in the
fall. If I recall correctly, the tail and upper tail coverts of variegatus
are darker than phaeopus.

Fun stuff!

Angus Wilson
New York City

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <
<jose.ramirez.garofalo...> wrote:

> It’s a European Whimbrel
>
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:09 Robert Paxton <rop1...> wrote:
>
>> The Eurasian Whimbrel doesn't have a white line up the back but a white
>> wedge, broad at the base and narrowing up to a point in the middle back.
>> Bob Paxton
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:42 PM, Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> That Whimbrel photo seems to show a Eurasian Whimbrel. Looks like a
>>> white line going up the back in the one photo and barred whitish tail.
>>> Super cool.
>>>
>>> Isaac Grant
>>> Senior Loan Officer
>>>
>>> On Apr 15, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy
>>> Point jetty. On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then
>>> past me. I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still
>>> see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird. Other good
>>> finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters
>>> and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping
>>> Plovers. Some breeding plumage Common Loons. I thought I saw a seal as I
>>> approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.
>>>
>>> Here is a link to the e-bird report.
>>>
>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596163
>>>
>>>
>>> Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a
>>> Tricolored Heron. It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to
>>> the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields. Very easy to
>>> photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.
>>> See checklist below.
>>>
>>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599081
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> César
>>>
>>> Una tarde la princesa vio una estrella aparecer; la princesa era
>>> traviesa y la quiso ir a coger.
>>> La quería para hacerla decorar un prendedor, con un verso y una
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>>> Las princesas primorosas se parecen mucho a ti; cortan lirios, cortan
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Date: 4/16/18 10:34 am
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kings County Storm Birds
A few stops around Brooklyn this morning during the heaviest rain/wind
turned up some decent birds.
Floyd Bennett Field's runways were heavily flooded and as expected,
hundreds of gulls and some shorebirds were roosting. The flocks held 9
Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 23 Black-bellied Plover, 11 Sanderling, 4
American Oystercatchers and a few Killdeer calling from the grasslands. An
Eastern Meadowlark was vocal between the rain squalls as well.

Stops around Gravesend Bay turned up surprising numbers of Bonaparte's
Gulls. 163 at the Middle Lot off the eastbound Belt Parkway and 940
roosting on the southernmost ballfields at Drier Offerman. After about 30
minutes of scoping the flock the sun came out and the birds departed into
Gravesend Bay. No rarer small gulls were located during that time.


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Date: 4/16/18 9:37 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
It’s a European Whimbrel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:09 Robert Paxton <rop1...> wrote:

> The Eurasian Whimbrel doesn't have a white line up the back but a white
> wedge, broad at the base and narrowing up to a point in the middle back.
> Bob Paxton
>
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:42 PM, Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
> wrote:
>
>> That Whimbrel photo seems to show a Eurasian Whimbrel. Looks like a white
>> line going up the back in the one photo and barred whitish tail. Super
>> cool.
>>
>> Isaac Grant
>> Senior Loan Officer
>>
>> On Apr 15, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> wrote:
>>
>> I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy
>> Point jetty. On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then
>> past me. I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still
>> see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird. Other good
>> finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters
>> and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping
>> Plovers. Some breeding plumage Common Loons. I thought I saw a seal as I
>> approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.
>>
>> Here is a link to the e-bird report.
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596163
>>
>>
>> Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a
>> Tricolored Heron. It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to
>> the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields. Very easy to
>> photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.
>> See checklist below.
>>
>> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599081
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> César
>>
>> Una tarde la princesa vio una estrella aparecer; la princesa era
>> traviesa y la quiso ir a coger.
>> La quería para hacerla decorar un prendedor, con un verso y una perla,
>> una pluma y una flor.
>> Las princesas primorosas se parecen mucho a ti; cortan lirios, cortan
>> rosas, cortan astros. Son así.
>> -*A Margarita Debayle (To Margarita Debayle) by Ruben Dario*
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Date: 4/16/18 9:09 am
From: Robert Paxton <rop1...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
The Eurasian Whimbrel doesn't have a white line up the back but a white
wedge, broad at the base and narrowing up to a point in the middle back.
Bob Paxton

On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 11:42 PM, Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
wrote:

> That Whimbrel photo seems to show a Eurasian Whimbrel. Looks like a white
> line going up the back in the one photo and barred whitish tail. Super
> cool.
>
> Isaac Grant
> Senior Loan Officer
>
> On Apr 15, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> wrote:
>
> I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy
> Point jetty. On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then
> past me. I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still
> see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird. Other good
> finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters
> and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping
> Plovers. Some breeding plumage Common Loons. I thought I saw a seal as I
> approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.
>
> Here is a link to the e-bird report.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596163
>
>
> Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a
> Tricolored Heron. It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to
> the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields. Very easy to
> photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.
> See checklist below.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599081
>
>
>
>
>
> César
>
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> traviesa y la quiso ir a coger.
> La quería para hacerla decorar un prendedor, con un verso y una perla, una
> pluma y una flor.
> Las princesas primorosas se parecen mucho a ti; cortan lirios, cortan
> rosas, cortan astros. Son así.
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Date: 4/16/18 9:05 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
I have visited the several hundred thousand strong N. Gannet colony on Bonaventure Island at the tip of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula. I would assume many of the gannets migrating along the east coast do make it to that colony (but just an assumption). https://www.apogeephoto.com/the-gannets-of-bonaventure-island/ The sight of the gannets literally feet away when you reach the colony (and murres, guillemots and some puffins thrown in) is absolutely spectacular, as is that whole trip (7+ hours’ drive north from Quebec City) with numerous stops along the way for sea and boreal birding, and, if you choose to stop for whale watching in the Saguenay River, a subsequent ferry crossing of the St. Lawrence. (There are many places to cross and the ferry serves decent food and Pit Caribou beer, a Gaspe microbrewery.) There is also an isolated caribou colony in the Gaspe, which unfortunately on our trip weather prohibited the hike up the mountain in Parc National de la Gaspésie (where we stayed two nights) to see the herd which is considered endangered. A consolation was waking to dozens of evening grosbeaks gritting under the car tires in gravel driveways. I do not think any birder would be disappointed in this trip to which you should give a week (and black flies weren’t bad in June except in one place)

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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.

Last weekend on the Linnaean S. I. field trip, we saw this spectacle of N. Gannets. from Conference House. Are they migrating? They seem to be seen in the same vicinity.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:32 AM, Ardith Bondi <ardbon...><mailto:<ardbon...>> wrote:
High tide at Fort Hamilton, The Narrows, was 8:49 AM. I wonder if tide has any influence on their location. Just a thought.
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On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:46 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...><mailto:<birdingdude...> [ebirdsnyc] <ebirdsnyc-noreply...><mailto:<ebirdsnyc-noreply...>> wrote:

I was treated to a spectacular Northern Gannett show this morning at Ceaser’s Bay Brooklyn, with well over 1000, actively fishing. They all seemed to stay north of the Verrazano Bridge and I verified that by checking several other spots north of that location.

The only other highlights of note from covering other Brooklyn Coastal sites were two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a 2CY and 1CY (calendar year). Both observed at Coney Island Creek.

Surprisingly, not a lot of Gulls at the usual loafing spots along the belt (Gravesend Bay). Some were just too far out to get a definitive ID on. Though I did look carefully, hoping for something of interest.

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Date: 4/16/18 8:42 am
From: Anne Lazarus <amlazarus47...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
Last weekend on the Linnaean S. I. field trip, we saw this spectacle of N.
Gannets. from Conference House. Are they migrating? They seem to be seen
in the same vicinity.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:32 AM, Ardith Bondi <ardbon...> wrote:

> High tide at Fort Hamilton, The Narrows, was 8:49 AM. I wonder if tide has
> any influence on their location. Just a thought.
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> I was treated to a spectacular Northern Gannett show this morning at
> Ceaser’s Bay Brooklyn, with well over 1000, actively fishing. They all
> seemed to stay north of the Verrazano Bridge and I verified that by
> checking several other spots north of that location.
>
> The only other highlights of note from covering other Brooklyn Coastal
> sites were two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a 2CY and 1CY (calendar year).
> Both observed at Coney Island Creek.
>
> Surprisingly, not a lot of Gulls at the usual loafing spots along the belt
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> Though I did look carefully, hoping for something of interest.
>
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Date: 4/16/18 8:32 am
From: Ardith Bondi <ardbon...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [ebirdsnyc] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
High tide at Fort Hamilton, The Narrows, was 8:49 AM. I wonder if tide has any influence on their location. Just a thought.

Ardith
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> On Apr 16, 2018, at 8:46 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> [ebirdsnyc] <ebirdsnyc-noreply...> wrote:
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> I was treated to a spectacular Northern Gannett show this morning at Ceaser’s Bay Brooklyn, with well over 1000, actively fishing. They all seemed to stay north of the Verrazano Bridge and I verified that by checking several other spots north of that location.
>
> The only other highlights of note from covering other Brooklyn Coastal sites were two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a 2CY and 1CY (calendar year). Both observed at Coney Island Creek.
>
> Surprisingly, not a lot of Gulls at the usual loafing spots along the belt (Gravesend Bay). Some were just too far out to get a definitive ID on. Though I did look carefully, hoping for something of interest.
>
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Date: 4/16/18 7:39 am
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
Thanks guys.  I had not realized that white line was a clincher for European subspeceis!Shorebirds are still new to me.


César 
Una tarde la princesa  vio una estrella aparecer;  la princesa era traviesa  y la quiso ir a coger.  
La quería para hacerla  decorar un prendedor,  con un verso y una perla,  una pluma y una flor.  
Las princesas primorosas  se parecen mucho a ti;  cortan lirios, cortan rosas,  cortan astros. Son así.
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On Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:18:52 AM EDT, Lisa Nasta <lisa.nasta...> wrote:




What a great day you had Ceasar!Hope you have a great birding year !Thanks again for the company in Yaphank I appreciate it.  Maybe we will cross paths again one day. 
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Date: 4/16/18 5:46 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 4-15 Northern Gannett show Kings Co.
I was treated to a spectacular Northern Gannett show this morning at Ceaser’s Bay Brooklyn, with well over 1000, actively fishing. They all seemed to stay north of the Verrazano Bridge and I verified that by checking several other spots north of that location.

The only other highlights of note from covering other Brooklyn Coastal sites were two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a 2CY and 1CY (calendar year). Both observed at Coney Island Creek.

Surprisingly, not a lot of Gulls at the usual loafing spots along the belt (Gravesend Bay). Some were just too far out to get a definitive ID on. Though I did look carefully, hoping for something of interest.

Cheers,


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Date: 4/16/18 5:15 am
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Little Gull brooklyn
Sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and watching a little gull flying along breakwall shortly before middle lot on the belt. Seen between bridge and middle lot.

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Date: 4/16/18 5:05 am
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] "Birding by Ear on L.I. - Spring Warbler Songs" - Queens County Bird Club Presentation this Weds. April 18
The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362 >Map of location< <http://goo.gl/8cnmjT> at 8:00 pm this Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Free admission. Refreshments served.

Stephane Perreault will present ”Birding by Ear on Long Island: Spring Warbler Songs.”
This program is for birders who would like to learn or review warbler songs as we enter the core of spring migration. The songs of 30 locally common and uncommon warblers will be presented in practical learning groups. Traditional tools such as digital recordings, sonograms, and catchy phrases will be used to get a handle on the identification of our warblers by ear.
Stephane Perreault is a graduate of McGill University, where he conducted research on the American Redstart. Since moving to Long Island in the mid 90’s he has pursued a diversified career in laboratory biology and has remained an avid birder. He is currently a staff ornithologist at the Seatuck Environmental Association and leads the organization’s bird surveys at Greentree and other locations.

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Date: 4/15/18 8:42 pm
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
That Whimbrel photo seems to show a Eurasian Whimbrel. Looks like a white line going up the back in the one photo and barred whitish tail. Super cool.

Isaac Grant
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> On Apr 15, 2018, at 3:59 PM, Cesar Castillo <czar3233...> wrote:
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> I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy Point jetty. On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then past me. I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird. Other good finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping Plovers. Some breeding plumage Common Loons. I thought I saw a seal as I approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.
>
> Here is a link to the e-bird report.
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> Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a Tricolored Heron. It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields. Very easy to photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.
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Date: 4/15/18 4:06 pm
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Northern Gannets, Manhasset Bay (Nassau County)
This afternoon, I was looking out the window at my mother’s home on Manhasset Bay around 3PM and I spotted an adult Northern Gannet. I went down on the dock with binoculars and was treated to very close views of 2 adult birds plunge-diving together into the relatively shallow bay waters. (It was a very high tide at the time and I believe the water depth is only about 7 to 9 feet).
They’re found with some regularity in western LI Sound but they rarely wander into the adjacent bay, so this was a nice treat on a cold Spring day. Also, a Red-throated Loon was on the bay.

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Date: 4/15/18 12:59 pm
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Whimbrel at Breezy Point, Queens NY
I walked out from the Fishermans parking lot at Fort Tilden to Breezy Point jetty.  On the long march back a Whimbrel flew towards me and then past me.  I got some bad photos of it as it flew away, but you can still see the curved bill and whitish rump of this largish shorebird.  Other good finds included a small flock of White-winged Scoters in the choppy waters and hundreds of Northern Gannets, Purple Sandpipers and up to 8 Piping Plovers.  Some breeding plumage Common Loons.  I thought I saw a seal as I approached the jetty but it dove down and never popped up again.  
Here is a link to the e-bird report.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44596163


Afterwards I stopped by Big Egg Marsh and on the way out I found a Tricolored Heron.  It was in the marshy area found between the bridge to the Rockaways, the parking lot and the baseball fields.  Very easy to photograph from that spot even with my 300mm.See checklist below.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44599081





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La quería para hacerla  decorar un prendedor,  con un verso y una perla,  una pluma y una flor.  
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Date: 4/15/18 12:17 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. April 15, 2018 - Yellow-throated Warbler & 3 other species of Wood Warblers, Barn Owl, Green Heron.
Central Park NYC
Sunday April 15, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Cold and windy today and a bit slower overall than Friday & Saturday, but we were fortunate to find the Yellow-throated Wabler on the Point between 8:40 & 8:45am this morning, though it was not being seen there an hour later. Other warblers: Louisiana Waterthrush on the Point, and several each of Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers. The Barn Owl was easy to see early this morning, but moved to another spot in the same pine later on. A Green Heron continued at the Oven.

Canada Goose - nesting on island in Lake, only one seen at Turtle Pond
Northern Shoveler - 12 Turtle Pond
Mallard - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove - 12 Evodia Feeders
Double-crested Cormorant - 6 (3 Turtle Pond, 3 Bow Bridge)
Green Heron - Oven
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Point
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 over Turtle Pond (residents from east & west side)
Barn Owl - continuing
Red-bellied Woopecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 5 (males & females)
Downy Woodpecker - 2 pairs
Northern Flicker - pair at Laupot Bridge
Crow - flying over west side
Blue Jay - pairs building nests at the Gill Overlook & Point
Northern Rough-winged Swallow- pair Turtle Pond
Brown Creeper - Summer House
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Tupelo Field (thanks to Wolfgang Demisch)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - one - moved from Wagner Cove to Bow Bridge
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 10
Hermit Thrush - 10
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing - 14 in cedar (juniper) on the Point
House Finch - 6 all at feeders
American Goldfinch - 14
Eastern Towhee - 4 males Mugger's Woods
Chipping Sparrow - 20 (feeders, Cedar Hill & Ramble)
Field Sparrow - east of feeders
Song Sparrow - 5 (feeders, Upper Lobe & Turtle POnd)
Swamp Sparrow - 2 (Upper Lobe & Turtle Pond)
White-throated Sparrow - 30 to 50
Dark-eyed Junco - 10 (feeders & Cedar Hill)
Red-winged Blackbird - 8 Oven
Common Grackle - 6 various locations
Brown-headed Cowbird - male heard
Louisiana Waterthrush - Point
Palm Warbler - 3 (Ramble, Upper Lobe, Point)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3 (Point & Bow Bridge)
Yellow-throated Warbler - Point
Northern Cardinal - residents

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Date: 4/15/18 12:06 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Cave Swallow, Myers & Salt Point, Tompkins Co.
Late this morning I found a CAVE SWALLOW in the swallow flocks off Myers
Point and Salt Point, Cayuga Lake. It was first perched on a snag with
other loafing swallows, where the pale throat and buffy underparts were
evident. I later refound it foraging north of Salt Point over the bay,
where it was often to tough to pick out in dim light but the dark rufous
rump, dark back with white braces, pale throat and breast, brown forehead,
and dark cap were obvious when it occasionally came close. At least two
CLIFF SWALLOWS were also in the flock, much easier to pick out from the
flock with their brighter rumps, pale foreheads, and dark heads. Also
present were several Purple Martins, one Bank Swallow, and many Tree, Barn,
and Northern Rough-winged, making my first ever seven-swallow day in the
state.

While they are less than annual on Cayuga Lake, this appears to be the
first spring record in eBird for the entire state, and one of only a
handful of spring records in the northeast. The bird was still being seen
as of 2:45 from the north end of the road at Salt Point where a parking
area and turnaround overlook the bay.

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And I will upload some flight shots from Salt Point to this checklist later
this evening:
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Date: 4/15/18 4:49 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 NYS eBird Hotspots site click the 'Overview' link on
the 'Explore a Location' line:
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Since last update: 10 days

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

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Forster's Tern (4-Apr-2018)

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Ross's Goose (2-Apr-2018)

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Blue-winged Teal (11-Apr-2018)

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Yellow-headed Blackbird (10-Apr-2018)

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Little Blue Heron (11-Apr-2018)

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Caspian Tern (14-Apr-2018)

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Ruff (14-Apr-2018)
Western Meadowlark (14-Apr-2018)
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Date: 4/14/18 7:29 pm
From: Jay McGowan <jwm57...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities
The WESTERN MEADOWLARK found by Joe Brin and Renee Kittleman this afternoon
was still present as late as 5:40PM on Armitage Road, Town of Savannah,
Wayne County. It was only singing intermittently in the considerable wind
and overcast conditions, but when it did the song stood out well. It was
also giving distinctive "chuck" call notes fairly regularly, so that could
help track it down if it's not singing. Several Eastern Meadowlarks were
also present foraging and singing in the same field. The field it seems to
be favoring is north of Armitage Road just west of Rt. 89, between Wiley
Road and Olmstead Road. It stayed fairly far to the north of Armitage Road
while we were there, so might be better heard or seen from either Wiley or
Olmstead. As far as I know, it was always on the north side of the road and
therefore in Wayne County rather than Seneca on the south side. A windy
recording and a few poor photos can be seen on this checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44578361

The transitional male and female-type RUFFS present in Port Byron during
the week were relocated this afternoon by Wade and Melissa Rowley at
Carncross Road in Savannah, hanging out in the corn stubble south of the
road near the beginning of the unpaved section. Lots of both yellowlegs and
good numbers of Dunlin were also present, as well as at least one Pectoral
Sandpiper.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues on the main pool at Montezuma, usually
best seen from the Wildlife Drive. An adult ROSS'S GOOSE present for over a
week now also continues, frequenting the berm behind Eaton Marsh just
before the first 90-degree turn on the drive. Finally, the very
long-staying EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues at the Montezuma Visitors
Center, occasionally joined by a second bird, although most observers have
only seen one. Reports of an intergrade in the area may pertain to American
Green-winged showing a greater than average amount of white on the side,
but with the densities of Green-winged Teal in the area at the moment,
additional Eurasian or intergrades are certainly a possibility.

Good birding,
Jay

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Date: 4/14/18 6:27 pm
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front
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From: david nicosia <daven1024...>
Date: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Update on Weather and front
To: Cayuga birds <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>, <broomebirds...>,
David Nicosia <daven102468...>


Well, the front set up farther north than expected and so did the heavier
precipitation today. So we had a shallow front across central NY today. The
surface front was in far northern PA and the front at 5000 feet (roughly)
was actually across Lake Ontario. So north of this in Canada was the main
precipitation shield and hence no fallout conditions down here. Central NY
saw chilly conditions with northerly winds between the surface and a few
thousand feet with southwest to west winds above this. Overnight many birds
were migrating north so presumably birds that migrate higher than a few
thousand feet up kept going into southern Canada on the southwest winds and
stopped where the rain was. In reality the bird migration likely was sorted
out based on how high each species or even individuals migrate. To get a
fallout we need a solid batch of precipitation which typically has cloud
tops around 10 to 20 feet which is a wall for the migrants. Since this
precipitation set up farther north than predicted is why it wasn't that
impressive. However, winds between 5000 and 15000 feet were strong from the
west-southwest and maybe this could be why the western meadowlark showed
up? It is also interesting that in western NY the front was a bit deeper
and could explain why Jody saw more migrants. Anyway, always learning.

Tonight we will see south winds aloft, north winds close to the ground.
Precipitation again will be across northern NY. More arrivals will be the
norm. I think once the cold front comes through Monday with heavier rain we
will see more migrants.

Thanks and good birding to all!
Dave

On Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:33:30 AM EDT, David Nicosia <
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Last night there was massive migration in the eastern U.S that stopped in
northern NY state where there was a rather diffuse front. Not sure if there
will be any significant concentration of migrants. This morning as of this
writing the front at the surface is across the northern counties of PA and
then drops southeast south of the Catskills. At about 5000 feet up the
front is farther north roughly from Buffalo to south of Albany but again it
is not a very sharp front yet. At about 10000 feet up the winds are from
the west and its hard to find any front. So what this means is that birds
that migrate between 5000 and 10000 feet and up probably will keep going
unless they encounter precipitation. At this point there isn't much
precipitation near NY or in the northeast U.S. Once the storm intensifies
in the midwest and pulls east, the front at all levels up to 10-15 thousand
feet will sharpen up and precipitation will spread east.

Right now it looks like the surface front will lift back north to the
southern tier of NY state today but the precipitation will stream across
northern NY so I wouldn't expect too much just arrivals and some pockets of
migrants.

For tonight, the precipitation and associated front aloft shifts south and
looks to be setting up from about Buffalo to Albany and it will be raining
north of this. The surface front will actually drop south into northern PA
but it will be shallow as the precipitation will be farther north. So I
would expect best conditions across upstate NY north of the southern tier,
which includes the Finger Lakes area, and Buffalo to Albany.

Its hard enough to predict the weather so trying to predict what the birds
will do is even harder. Hopefully some of this will pan out.

Good Luck!
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Date: 4/14/18 4:14 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. April 14, 2018 - Green Heron, Barn Owl, Wood Warblers (5 species), Sparrows & More
Central Park NYC - Ramble to Pinetum
Saturday, April 14, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Green Heron, Barn Owl, Wood Warblers (5 species), Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Field & Savannah Sparrows.

Canada Goose - 31 (17 SW Reservoir, 1 Turtle Pond, 13 Lake)
Northern Shoveler - 4 Reservoir (checked from SW corner only)
Bufflehead - pair seen from SW corner Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 18 seen from SW corner Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 13 Evodia Feeders others elsewhere
American Coot - 2 seen from SW corner Resservoir
Ring-billed, Herring, & Great Black-backed Gulls - small numbers Reservoir & Herring Gull flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 5 Turtle Pond & flyovers
Green Heron - The Point (David Barrett)
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 on the Point
Osprey - flyover seen from the Upper Lobe (Jeffrey M. Ward)
Red-tailed Hawk - adult perched Humming Tombstones/Tupelo Field, another at the Oven, flyover(s)
Barn Owl - continues
Red-bellied Woodpecker - the Point & Laupot Bridge
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Stone Arch (Karen Evans), 2 Mugger's Woods
Downy Woodpecker - 2 Tanner's Spring, Maintenance Field, Mugger's Woods, Feeders
Northern Flicker - male & female Swampy Pin Oak,
Peregrine Falcon - circling overhead at Pinetum (Jeff Ward)
Eastern Phoebe - Gill Overlook, Swampy Pin Oak
Black-capped Chickadee - one or two Swedish Cottage/Shakespeare Garden (Sandra Critelli after lunch)
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Winter Wren - Oven seen from the top of the Point (Karen Evans)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 (1 Locust Grove, 2 Laupot Bridge)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 (Shakespeare Garden (Jeff Ward), the Point (Randall Rothenberg)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - at least 8
Hermit Thrush - at least 12
American Robin - 50+
Cedar Waxwing - small flock of 1/2 dozen birds seen at several locations incl. Azalea Pond & the Point
House Finch - male at feeders
American Goldfinch - 6 or 7 at feeders, others scattered around
Eastern Towhee - 4 (male Gill Overlook, male Mugger's Woods, male on the Point (Jeff Ward), male Tanner's Spring)
Chipping Sparrow - at least 15 (several Mainteance Field (David Barrett), 13 Sparrow Rock)
Field Sparrow - 3 (1 Sparrow Rock, 2 Locust Grove (Jeff Ward))
Savannah Sparrow - Sparrow Rock (Deb - early)
Song Sparrow -
Swamp Sparrow - 3 (Upper Lobe, Maintenance Field, & the Point)
White-throated Sparrow - 50+
Dark-eyed Junco - small numbers scattered in several locations
Red-winged Blackbird - singing male at Turtle Pond (Amanda), singing male on the Point
Brown-headed Cowbird - female Mugger's Woods
Common Grackle - small numbers, but (6 Pinetum (one carrying nesting material), 6 Turtle Pond (male displaying)
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Upper Lobe & Azalea Pond)
Palm Warbler - 9 (4 Upper Lobe & Lawn, 4 Tupelo Field (David Barrett), Maint. Field (Mark Siegeltuch))
Pine Warbler - Shakespeare Garden, 2 Gill Overlook (David Barrett), 2 Rock Wall,
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5 (3 Oak Bridge, 1 on the Point, 1 at Upper Lobe)
Yellow-throated Warbler - Ramble bird relocated by Ed Gaillard & seen by many at Upper Lobe & Swedish Cottage (reported by Sandra Critelli and others after lunch)
Northern Cardinal - residents
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On twitter @BirdCentralPark (#birdcp) there were so many tweets I couldn't keep track of them all, but here are a few:
Yesterday's Yellow-throated Warblers reappeared at the Upper Lobe (later Swedish Cottage) & Pool. A Green Heron, Black-and-white Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat were reported at the North End of Central Park. A late-ish Fox Sparrow appeared at the Tupelo Field.

My apologies for any birds I failed to record,

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Date: 4/14/18 3:10 pm
From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fw: WESTERN Meadowlark - Armitage Road, Seneca County
Within a few miles of Ruff and Reeve (Carncross Rd, Wayne Co) and American White Pelican (Montezuma NWR, Seneca Co).


I suspect this is of interest to the whole state-wide birding community.


I doubt I will get up to see them, but I wanted to get the word out.


Best,


Kevin


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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] WESTERN Meadowlark - Armitage Road, Seneca County

Just saw this come over my saved eBird alerts for Seneca County:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44570322

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Date: 4/14/18 2:43 pm
From: Rob Jett <citybirder...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler, Brooklyn
After an exhaustive search, finally relocated yellow-throated warbler in Prospect Park feeding in a downed red maple tree at the lower pool.

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Date: 4/14/18 8:39 am
From: Gus Keri <guskeri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warblers in New York City today
Thank you, Andrew.



It is sad to see this silly and stupid war hurting only the good birders of Brooklyn and not saving any bird, or Owl to be specific.

I am back because I discovered that birding is an addiction The good type of addiction, though.

I am back to enjoying birding for what it is, walking in nature and looking at beautiful birds, away from birding politics. I have always enjoyed birding alone anyway.



Gus



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Remarkable, given the coverage or lack thereof or dare I say suppressed.



Dick Veit also reported from Staten Island. Big up to the Bronx - an overdue sighting.



Good to see that Gus Keri is still in the game.



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On Apr 13, 2018, at 1:46 PM, David Barrett &lt;<miler6...>&gt; wrote:







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Though overall migrant abundance was lower than expected today, we did report five Yellow-throated Warblers so far.



@BirdCentralPark on Twitter relayed the first two, from Tony Gazso (with photo) at the Upper Lobe in Central Park at 7:27 am, a singing male that had moved on by 7:45, and from Matthew Rymkiewicz, also in Central Park, between the Pool and the Balancing Rock north of it. It is possible that the first bird quickly flew north to the second location.



Gus Keri reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Owl's Head Park in Brooklyn at 10:29 am through @BirdBrklyn on Twitter with photos.



Patrick Horan reported one (with photos) from Pelham Bay Park at 12:55 pm on @BirdBronx on Twitter. For directions to it, see his posts on



https://twitter.com/BirdBronx



Jeffrey Ward just reported the fifth, also from Pelham Bay Park in the small pines along the landfill -- again, see the above link.



David Barrett

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Date: 4/14/18 7:14 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow Throated Warbler Brooklyn
Ed Crowne found a singing yellow throated Warbler at the gate of the Quaker cemetery in Brooklyn's Prospect park. Bird still present.

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Date: 4/14/18 6:09 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warblers in New York City today
Remarkable, given the coverage or lack thereof or dare I say suppressed.

Dick Veit also reported from Staten Island. Big up to the Bronx - an overdue sighting.

Good to see that Gus Keri is still in the game.

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> On Apr 13, 2018, at 1:46 PM, David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:
>
> Though overall migrant abundance was lower than expected today, we did report five Yellow-throated Warblers so far.
>
> @BirdCentralPark on Twitter relayed the first two, from Tony Gazso (with photo) at the Upper Lobe in Central Park at 7:27 am, a singing male that had moved on by 7:45, and from Matthew Rymkiewicz, also in Central Park, between the Pool and the Balancing Rock north of it. It is possible that the first bird quickly flew north to the second location.
>
> Gus Keri reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Owl's Head Park in Brooklyn at 10:29 am through @BirdBrklyn on Twitter with photos.
>
> Patrick Horan reported one (with photos) from Pelham Bay Park at 12:55 pm on @BirdBronx on Twitter. For directions to it, see his posts on
>
> https://twitter.com/BirdBronx
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Date: 4/14/18 6:08 am
From: Peter Post <pwpost...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warbler Jones Beach.
Now. By the restrooms at Coast Gard station.

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Date: 4/14/18 3:24 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Osprey Harassed by drone-Shelter Island
DEC law enforcrment: 631-444-0250

On Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 3:47 AM Paul R Sweet <sweet...> wrote:

> Report to NY state DEC and USFWS law enforcement. This is illegal under
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> So very sorry everyone to be off-topic, but I need your thoughts. It’s
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Date: 4/14/18 3:00 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 13 April 2018
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 13, 2018
* NYNY1804.13

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

- Transcript

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
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You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
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If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A CASPIAN TERN visited the Croton train station today.

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

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

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

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

To phone in reports on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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Date: 4/14/18 12:47 am
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Osprey Harassed by drone-Shelter Island
Report to NY state DEC and USFWS law enforcement. This is illegal under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Paul Sweet | Department of Ornithology | American Museum of Natural History | Central Park West @ 79th St | NY 10024 | Tel 212 769 5780 | Mob 718 757 5941

On Apr 14, 2018, at 12:47 AM, K C Bailey <azanaku...><mailto:<azanaku...>> wrote:

So very sorry everyone to be off-topic, but I need your thoughts. It’s come to my attention that an amateur is flying a drone within 10-15 feet of a nesting pair of osprey. Here’s the link to the video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhcvFXjlb3S/?taken-by=scotts_island_photos<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fp%2FBhcvFXjlb3S%2F%3Ftaken-by%3Dscotts_island_photos&data=01%7C01%<7Csweet...>%7C437863f40b6a4ca922e808d5a198d9a0%7Cbe0003e8c6b9496883aeb34586974b76%7C0&sdata=r3lYa9jVBuKlME0d926DAcczh4PLWuYlTjBqUs6WmdI%3D&reserved=0>

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Date: 4/13/18 7:42 pm
From: Michael Higgiston <mikehigg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Blue headed vireo

A blue headed vireo was found around 4 PM
This afternoon on Dune Road in Quogue just east of the Quogue Bridge
Mike Higgiston
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Date: 4/13/18 5:44 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Swifts in the chimney
I was out in my yard caring for my plants and I heard some faint chittering coming from the unused chimney in my house.  I couldn't figure out where it was coming from at first but then realized it was in the chimney!  We've always had swifts flying around the house but it never occurred to me they were living in the chimney.  I'll have to keep an eye out at dusk to see if that is definitely what the noise is, but it sure sounds like that's what it is.
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Date: 4/13/18 4:47 pm
From: K C Bailey <azanaku...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Osprey Harassed by drone-Shelter Island
So very sorry everyone to be off-topic, but I need your thoughts. It’s come to my attention that an amateur is flying a drone within 10-15 feet of a nesting pair of osprey. Here’s the link to the video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhcvFXjlb3S/?taken-by=scotts_island_photos <https://www.instagram.com/p/BhcvFXjlb3S/?taken-by=scotts_island_photos>

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Date: 4/13/18 2:45 pm
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Dark-bellied Brant (B.b.bernicla) in Brooklyn
Hi Doug and all,

I think this bird looks very good for bernicla. The flank pattern (not boldly and broadly white), the dark upperparts, and the smoky tone to the gray-brown parts of the plumage are all appropriate for bernicla, and the first and last of these three characters differ from the condition in the birds that we have tentatively identified as Gray-bellied Brant in the East.

Best,
Shai
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From: <bounce-122468266-11143133...> [<bounce-122468266-11143133...>] on behalf of Doug Gochfeld [<fresha2411...>]
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2018 10:49 AM
To: NYSBIRDS-L@cornell edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dark-bellied Brant (B.b.bernicla) in Brooklyn

Yesterday morning (4/12) I birded a couple of spots along the Brooklyn coast with Alvaro Jaramillo, Scott Whittle, and Tom Stephenson. In addition to a couple of Red-necked Grebes in Gravesend Bay, and a nice mix of newly arrived short-distance migrant passerines (including 30 flickers) at Coney Island Creek Park, we had an apparent Dark-bellied Brant at the Six Diamonds ballfields adjacent to Coney Island Creek.

Dark-bellied Brant is the nominate taxon (Branta bernicla bernicla) which breeds in Siberia and winters around the North Sea. There are a handful of prior North American sight and specimen records, including a specimen from New Jersey.

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Date: 4/13/18 2:43 pm
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton train station
On sand bar now at end of station parking lot is a single Caspian Tern.

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Date: 4/13/18 12:59 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Fri., April 13, 2018 - Red-throated Loon, Osprey, Blue-headed Vireo & more
Central Park NYC
Friday, April 13, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Louisiana Waterthrush, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers, Blue-headed Vireo, and Brown Thrasher. Also lingering Ruddy Ducks, an Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, and a Red-throated Loon (WBF release) at the Meer.

Canada Goose - pair Meer
Mallard - Meer
Ruddy Duck - 12 (11 males) Meer
Mourning Dove
Red-throated Loon - Meer
Double-crested Cormorant - 3 Meer
Great Egret - Meer and 2 westbound flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 Meer island
Osprey - Meer
Red-tailed Hawk - pair east side at around 105th Street
Red-bellied Woodpecker - female Loch
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - female Great Hill
Downy Woodpecker - 2 pairs
Northern Flicker - 10
American Kestrel - 2 males Great Hill & Green Bench
Peregrine Falcon - Meer
Eastern Phoebe - 5 to 7
Blue-headed Vireo - Great Hill
Blue Jay
Brown Creeper - 5 (3 in the same tree at the Loch)
Winter Wren - singing at Conservatory Garden
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 4
Hermit Thrush - 10
American Robin
Brown Thrasher - Loch
Cedar Waxwing - 5 Loch
House Finch - heard
American Goldfinch - 5 to 10
Eastern Towhee - 2 males (Loch and south end of North Meadow Ballfields)
Chipping Sparrow - 8 North Meadow Ballfields
Field Sparrow - 2 (Loch, McGowan's Pass/Nutter's Battery)
Song Sparrow - 5 to 10
Swamp Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - 6 or 7 Great Hill
Red-winged Blackbird - setting up territories at the Meer
Brown-headed Cowbird - 7
Common Grackle
Louisiana Waterthrush - singing at the Loch
Palm Warbler - 5 all "Yellow"(2 Blockhouse, 2 Loch, 1 Great Hill)
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Loch
Northern Cardinal - 3 to 5

Deb Allen

P. S. Just how many Yellow-throated Warblers are there in Central Park today? Two or three? See reports on @BirdCentralPark. Are there one or two in the Bronx (both reported from the same general area between the landfill & monument in Pelham Bay Park)? See reports on @BirdBronx.


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Date: 4/13/18 12:45 pm
From: Sy Schiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marine nature Study Area, Oceanside
I stopped by after lunch at low tide.. There was a scattering of GREAT EGRETS and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, a single SNOWY EGRET in Bedell Creek, 2 LAUGHING GULLS, a first FORSTER’S TERN in the channel, a pair of BARN SWALLOWS circling the bridge where a pair nested last year and a group of CEDAR WAXWINGS in the trees by the office.
Sunny, warm for a change, but with a cool breeze off the water.
Sy Schiff

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Date: 4/13/18 10:47 am
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-throated Warblers in New York City today
Though overall migrant abundance was lower than expected today, we did
report five Yellow-throated Warblers so far.

@BirdCentralPark on Twitter relayed the first two, from Tony Gazso (with
photo) at the Upper Lobe in Central Park at 7:27 am, a singing male that
had moved on by 7:45, and from Matthew Rymkiewicz, also in Central Park,
between the Pool and the Balancing Rock north of it. It is possible that
the first bird quickly flew north to the second location.

Gus Keri reported Yellow-throated Warbler at Owl's Head Park in Brooklyn at
10:29 am through @BirdBrklyn on Twitter with photos.

Patrick Horan reported one (with photos) from Pelham Bay Park at 12:55 pm
on @BirdBronx on Twitter. For directions to it, see his posts on

https://twitter.com/BirdBronx

Jeffrey Ward just reported the fifth, also from Pelham Bay Park in the
small pines along the landfill -- again, see the above link.

David Barrett
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Date: 4/13/18 7:49 am
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dark-bellied Brant (B.b.bernicla) in Brooklyn
Yesterday morning (4/12) I birded a couple of spots along the Brooklyn
coast with Alvaro Jaramillo, Scott Whittle, and Tom Stephenson. In addition
to a couple of Red-necked Grebes in Gravesend Bay, and a nice mix of newly
arrived short-distance migrant passerines (including 30 flickers) at Coney
Island Creek Park, we had an apparent Dark-bellied Brant at the Six
Diamonds ballfields adjacent to Coney Island Creek.

Dark-bellied Brant is the nominate taxon (Branta bernicla bernicla) which
breeds in Siberia and winters around the North Sea. There are a handful of
prior North American sight and specimen records, including a specimen from
New Jersey.

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Date: 4/13/18 6:43 am
From: Joseph Fell <jfell2000...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Common Tern - Towpath Park - Buffalo 4-13-18
Just a brief stop along the Upper Niagara in Buffalo yielded a Common Tern
among the 250 or so Bonaparte's Gulls.

Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY

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Date: 4/13/18 4:33 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Update on Weather and front
Last night there was massive migration in the eastern U.S that stopped in
northern NY state where there was a rather diffuse front. Not sure if there
will be any significant concentration of migrants. This morning as of this
writing the front at the surface is across the northern counties of PA and
then drops southeast south of the Catskills. At about 5000 feet up the
front is farther north roughly from Buffalo to south of Albany but again it
is not a very sharp front yet. At about 10000 feet up the winds are from
the west and its hard to find any front. So what this means is that birds
that migrate between 5000 and 10000 feet and up probably will keep going
unless they encounter precipitation. At this point there isn't much
precipitation near NY or in the northeast U.S. Once the storm intensifies
in the midwest and pulls east, the front at all levels up to 10-15 thousand
feet will sharpen up and precipitation will spread east.

Right now it looks like the surface front will lift back north to the
southern tier of NY state today but the precipitation will stream across
northern NY so I wouldn't expect too much just arrivals and some pockets of
migrants.

For tonight, the precipitation and associated front aloft shifts south and
looks to be setting up from about Buffalo to Albany and it will be raining
north of this. The surface front will actually drop south into northern PA
but it will be shallow as the precipitation will be farther north. So I
would expect best conditions across upstate NY north of the southern tier,
which includes the Finger Lakes area, and Buffalo to Albany.

Its hard enough to predict the weather so trying to predict what the birds
will do is even harder. Hopefully some of this will pan out.

Good Luck!
Dave Nicosia

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Date: 4/12/18 6:16 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Apr 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/12/2018
* NYBU1804.12
- Birds mentioned

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YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
FISH CROW
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Trumpeter Swan
Snow Goose
Brant
Osprey
Sora
Wilson's Snipe
Snowy Owl
Eastern Phoebe
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
American Crow
Common Raven
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Baltimore Oriole
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/12/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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 5 through
April 12 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

April 10, a very rare, and male, YELLOW-H.
BLACKBIRD at a feeder in Appleton, near Olcott,
at West Somerset and Hess Roads.

FISH CROWS on the west side of Buffalo - five
to ten FISH CROWS mingled with AMERICAN CROWS
at Elmwood Avenue and North Street.

A BRANT continues in a flock of CANADA GEESE
and one SNOW GOOSE at an unexpected location -
Winter Pond in North Collins. Also unexpected,
an EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Woodlawn Beach in
Hamburg. And, a surprisingly early BALTIMORE
ORIOLE at Sunset Beach, on Lake Ontario in
Orleans County.

Arrivals in the last few days - SORA at the
Berry Road marsh south of Dunkirk. OSPREYS at
two nest sites on Grand Island. PURPLE MARTIN
also on Grand Island, at colony boxes on the
West River. Also reported - WILSON'S SNIPE,
EASTERN PHOEBE, BARN SWALLOW, EASTERN TOWHEE,
CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW and WHITE-THR.
SPARROW.

Other reports - SNOWY OWL at Cambria Town Park.
COMMON LOONS with HORNED GREBES at Bond Lake
Park in Lewiston and at Alpine Quarry in
Orchard Park. HORNED GREBE also on Ellicott
Creek. COMMON RAVEN and TRUMPETER SWAN at the
wetlands on Porter Center Road in Niagara
County. Another TRUMPETER SWAN at Wilson Harbor
on Lake Ontario. EASTERN BLUEBIRDS nesting at
Sunset Beach. At the sunflower fields on
Lockport Townline Road, VESPER SPARROW and 40
AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. And, small flocks of PINE
SISKINS at several locations.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 19. 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: 4/12/18 1:33 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Boat-tailed Grackle
A male Boat-tailed Grackle was seen (and heard singing)from a tree on an
offshore island at Marshlands this morning. It then flew to another
section of the marsh and disappeared. This species appears to now be
annual in Westchester County, but has not yet been found nesting. Tom
Burke & Gail Benson

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Date: 4/12/18 11:42 am
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Thu., April 12, 2018 - Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, Kinglets & Sparrows
Central Park NYC
Thursday, April 12, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Song Sparrow flock, Field, Fox, and Swamp Sparrows.

Canada Goose - 2 pairs sorting out territories on the Lake
Mallard
Northern Shoveler - Turtle Pond
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull - a few flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 6 Turtle Pond
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 over west side (San Remo pair)
Barn Owl - continues
Red-bellied Woodpecker - residents
Downy Woodpecker - residents
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2 in Sweetgum near Gill Overlook
Northern Flicker - possible pair Indian Cave
Eastern Phoebe - 20
Blue Jay
Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 Turtle Pond
White-breasted Nuthatch - Gill Overlook
Brown Creeper - 2 (Ramble & Triplet's Bridge)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 8 (50/50 male/female)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 20-25 (around 80% males)
Hermit Thrush - 20
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing - flock of 15-20 in Holly at Gill Overlook & eating Hackberries at Bow Bridge (George Beckwith & Will Papp)
House Finch - 5 (feeders & Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch - 20 (feeders, Turtle Pond & Upper Lobe)
Eastern Towhee - heard at Swampy Pin Oak (probably the bird seen later at Azalea Pond by Brad Kane)
Chipping Sparrow - 2 at feeders
Field Sparrow - Swampy Pin Oak
Fox Sparrow - 2 Ramble
Song Sparrow - fallout of 30-50 at the Pinetum
Swamp Sparrow - at least 5
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - 25 Pinetum
Red-winged Blackbird - pretty good numbers in the Ramble
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2 pairs
Common Grackle
Louisiana Waterthrush - 4 (Triplet's Bridge, Turtle Pond, 2 Ramble)
Palm Warbler - Pinetum
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Gill Overlook
Northern Cardinal - residents

Sandra Critelli reported a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher near the Chess-and-Checkers House.

On twitter @BirdCentralPark #birdcp:
Stefan Passlick (@StefanPasslick) reported a Blue-headed Vireo (the first-of-the-season) at Triplet's Bridge.
Janet Wooten (@Spritelink) reported a Brown Thrasher in the Pinetum.

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/12/18 5:55 am
From: Joe Jannsen <jjannsen...>
Subject: RE: RE:[nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery
Steve,

Just an FYI, I have a 4-egg killdeer nest as well at a site on the North Shore of Long Island.

Joe

From: <bounce-122463300-10871089...> [mailto:<bounce-122463300-10871089...>] On Behalf Of Steve Walter
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:47 PM
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Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery

I continue to monitor this. There haven't been days anywhere near what the first day was like. But then I don't think there have been especially optimal flight conditions, and that seems to be reflected at other sites along the northeast seaboard. But there are a few hawks every day. And amazingly to me, that includes Turkey Vultures regularly passing through northeastern Queens. I did not see that coming. Now I wish I had started before March 31. The only other species to have been observed on every day of coverage is Osprey. Other surprises have been 6 Bald Eagles this week, and today a Broad-winged Hawk. That's not one that I have pegged for much of a presence on Long Island. It's still a few days early for appreciable numbers of Broad-wings. But now that I've gotten one, why not hold out hope that there could be a bunch to come through here?

The previously mentioned copulating Killdeer are now the nesting Killdeer. They picked out a spot about 50-60 feet from the spot I picked to watch from. I keep my distance from them and they seem to be fine with that distance. On an occasion when both were away, I checked the nest and saw 4 eggs. I'm kind of surprised at such an early date. Other shorebirds appearing have been Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe - the snipe not only as flyovers, but landing in the wet meadow right behind the watch site.

Elsewhere in the neighborhood, it's April 11 and the Alley Pond Restoration Pond still has the Redhead pair, the Ring-necked Duck, and the Red-necked Grebe. They might be old news, but I'm still keeping tabs on the grebe in hopes of getting it in breeding plumage. While it hasn't changed much, 7 remaining Horned Grebes on Little Neck Bay have gotten colorful. The bay still has a Red-throated Loon or two. Oddly, one individual came into Alley Creek and hauled out on a mud flat at low tide.

Steve Walter
Bayside, NY

From: Steve Walter [mailto:<swalter15...>]
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:25 PM
To: <NYSBIRDS-L...><mailto:<NYSBIRDS-L...>
Subject: New Hawk Flyway Discovery

I think that subject line is more interesting than the usual. Well, the flyway is not really new. I'm sure birds have been there before. And I can't say the discovery is out of the blue. About 20 years ago, one day (an April 19, as I recall), I detected a small hawk flight (about 70 birds of various species) along Little Neck Bay in northeastern Queens. I decided that this year I would finally put some time into seeing if there's something viable here. The spot I chose is a mile or so south of where I observed that time - by Alley Pond Environmental Center, but on the north side of Northern Blvd. Wide open skies for viewing here. And for today, at least, the results were intriguing and not bad.

I started at 11:00. Now I wish I had started earlier. But going in, it seemed a preposterous idea to plan a day around spring hawk watching in Queens. And with a forecast for winds to lighten in mid-day, it didn't profile as an ideal hawk migration day. Well anyway, 15 minutes into it, a group of 23 Turkey Vultures came streaming by high. This already was more TV's than I'd ever seen in one day on Long Island. A few minutes later, it was a group of 31. This went on for about another hour, with a final tally of 186 Turkey Vultures (don't laugh Braddock Bay and Derby Hill - that's big stuff here). The surprising thing is that most were heading east, except for one group of 13 that were seen going north on the west side of Little Neck Bay). Looking at a map leads one to think that a north or northeast heading would allow for a short water crossing before Long Island Sound widens, and could actually provide somewhat of a concentration point toward the mainland. This may prove true yet, particularly for other species. The single Harrier today and a couple of Ospreys went that way. I'm not sure where the two Kestrels went or if the Cooper's Hawk was not a local. An adult Bald Eagle flew the wrong way over Little Neck Bay, so probably a local (still sounds strange to say that in Queens).

The spot I chose is in a meadow and by Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay. So this provided some other birds to be enjoyed while waiting for hawks. Notable for here or late March were copulating Killdeer, Great Egret, Barn Swallow, Palm Warbler, Eastern Meadowlark, and a number of Boat-tailed Grackles. The most interesting bird was one that flew low past me, giving a call I didn't recognize. When I got on it flying away, I saw large wing patches and red emanating from the head. I suppose that could be a Eurasian Goldfinch.

So not a bad start. Looking forward to tomorrow. A better wind in the forecast, and hopefully we don't get socked in with clouds too long.

Steve Walter
Bayside, NY
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Date: 4/12/18 4:48 am
From: David Nicosia <daven102468...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Potential for major migratory fallout Friday and Saturday in NY
All,

A major storm system is projected to move from the central Plains Thursday
to Illinois Friday and Ohio by Sunday. A very strong southwesterly flow
will set up ahead of this storm across much of the eastern U.S into PA and
parts of NY state. I imagine with the chilly weather and delayed spring a
lot of our earlier migrants, like loons/grebes, waterfowl, gulls, terns etc
are going to stream north toward NY. Some of us many see temperatures
climb into the 70s especially southern parts of the state! But
unfortunately, a frontal system is projected to drop south and stall over
upstate NY Friday from about Buffalo to Albany and Saturday close to the
NY/PA border. It will be much chillier north of the front with northerly
winds. Hence, this front could be a zone where birds drop out leading to
fallout conditions and lots of migrants and maybe even some rarities.
Wherever this front sets up should be awesome.

Good luck and good birding to all!
Dave Nicosia

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Date: 4/11/18 4:46 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: RE:[nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery
I continue to monitor this. There haven't been days anywhere near what the
first day was like. But then I don't think there have been especially
optimal flight conditions, and that seems to be reflected at other sites
along the northeast seaboard. But there are a few hawks every day. And
amazingly to me, that includes Turkey Vultures regularly passing through
northeastern Queens. I did not see that coming. Now I wish I had started
before March 31. The only other species to have been observed on every day
of coverage is Osprey. Other surprises have been 6 Bald Eagles this week,
and today a Broad-winged Hawk. That's not one that I have pegged for much of
a presence on Long Island. It's still a few days early for appreciable
numbers of Broad-wings. But now that I've gotten one, why not hold out hope
that there could be a bunch to come through here?



The previously mentioned copulating Killdeer are now the nesting Killdeer.
They picked out a spot about 50-60 feet from the spot I picked to watch
from. I keep my distance from them and they seem to be fine with that
distance. On an occasion when both were away, I checked the nest and saw 4
eggs. I'm kind of surprised at such an early date. Other shorebirds
appearing have been Greater Yellowlegs and Wilson's Snipe - the snipe not
only as flyovers, but landing in the wet meadow right behind the watch site.



Elsewhere in the neighborhood, it's April 11 and the Alley Pond Restoration
Pond still has the Redhead pair, the Ring-necked Duck, and the Red-necked
Grebe. They might be old news, but I'm still keeping tabs on the grebe in
hopes of getting it in breeding plumage. While it hasn't changed much, 7
remaining Horned Grebes on Little Neck Bay have gotten colorful. The bay
still has a Red-throated Loon or two. Oddly, one individual came into Alley
Creek and hauled out on a mud flat at low tide.



Steve Walter

Bayside, NY



From: Steve Walter [mailto:<swalter15...>]
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:25 PM
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Subject: New Hawk Flyway Discovery



I think that subject line is more interesting than the usual. Well, the
flyway is not really new. I'm sure birds have been there before. And I can't
say the discovery is out of the blue. About 20 years ago, one day (an April
19, as I recall), I detected a small hawk flight (about 70 birds of various
species) along Little Neck Bay in northeastern Queens. I decided that this
year I would finally put some time into seeing if there's something viable
here. The spot I chose is a mile or so south of where I observed that time -
by Alley Pond Environmental Center, but on the north side of Northern Blvd.
Wide open skies for viewing here. And for today, at least, the results were
intriguing and not bad.



I started at 11:00. Now I wish I had started earlier. But going in, it
seemed a preposterous idea to plan a day around spring hawk watching in
Queens. And with a forecast for winds to lighten in mid-day, it didn't
profile as an ideal hawk migration day. Well anyway, 15 minutes into it, a
group of 23 Turkey Vultures came streaming by high. This already was more
TV's than I'd ever seen in one day on Long Island. A few minutes later, it
was a group of 31. This went on for about another hour, with a final tally
of 186 Turkey Vultures (don't laugh Braddock Bay and Derby Hill - that's big
stuff here). The surprising thing is that most were heading east, except for
one group of 13 that were seen going north on the west side of Little Neck
Bay). Looking at a map leads one to think that a north or northeast heading
would allow for a short water crossing before Long Island Sound widens, and
could actually provide somewhat of a concentration point toward the
mainland. This may prove true yet, particularly for other species. The
single Harrier today and a couple of Ospreys went that way. I'm not sure
where the two Kestrels went or if the Cooper's Hawk was not a local. An
adult Bald Eagle flew the wrong way over Little Neck Bay, so probably a
local (still sounds strange to say that in Queens).



The spot I chose is in a meadow and by Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay. So
this provided some other birds to be enjoyed while waiting for hawks.
Notable for here or late March were copulating Killdeer, Great Egret, Barn
Swallow, Palm Warbler, Eastern Meadowlark, and a number of Boat-tailed
Grackles. The most interesting bird was one that flew low past me, giving a
call I didn't recognize. When I got on it flying away, I saw large wing
patches and red emanating from the head. I suppose that could be a Eurasian
Goldfinch.



So not a bad start. Looking forward to tomorrow. A better wind in the
forecast, and hopefully we don't get socked in with clouds too long.



Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Date: 4/11/18 9:53 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] 3 Little Gulls - Wolfe’s Pond
I’ve got three adult Little Gulls on Wolfe’s Pond, Staten Island..
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Date: 4/11/18 8:54 am
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little Gulls at Wolfe’s Pond
FYI

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I am still recovering from the wonderful views i just had of 2 Little Gulls
flying over the beach close to the rocks near the restoration site. The
birds were flying south towards Lemon Creek. One bird had a complete black
hood and the bird with it had a hood approaching all black. ATY birds I
assume. You could see the dark underwing so well.

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Date: 4/10/18 6:05 pm
From: Joel Strong <joelstrong78...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Appleton, Niagara County
Hi all,
This morning around 10:30 I had a beautiful, male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at my feeding station with some Common Grackles and Brown-headed Cowbirds. The bird eventually flew north to Rachel Wilson’s property where it was later observed by Willie D’Anna about an hour later. It has not been seen since, despite Rachel spending a few hours keeping an eye on both properties. I will post on here tomorrow if it shows up again. The bird was seen on both the north and south side of West Somerset Rd near the intersection of Hess Rd. Photos are embedded in the eBird list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44434247 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44434247>

Happy Birding!
Joel Strong
Appleton, NY
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Date: 4/10/18 9:31 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Louisiaana Waterthrush
Found by Ed Becher at Valley Stream State Park. The said bird is working
the area where the two streams split near Hendrickson Ave.
Robert A. Proniewych

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Date: 4/10/18 7:30 am
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] East End sightings (Southampton)
A single snipe and 3-4 savannah sparrow were in the field at the bridge on
Sagg Pond; Several ring-necked duck, shoveler, green and blue-winged teal
at Shorts Pond in Bridgehampton. Only a single tree swallow, but purple
martins have returned to SoFo field according to the museum director, Frank
Quevedo..

*Bruce Horwith*
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Date: 4/10/18 4:47 am
From: Dennis Hrehowsik <deepseagangster...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] BBC Evening Presentation: Rivers, Climate Change, and Birds
*BBC Evening Presentation*

*Rivers, Climate Change, and Birds: Patterns of Avain Diversity Across
Western and Central African Tropical Forests.*

Presenter: Jerry Huntley, Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American
Museum of History.

*Tuesday April 17 @ 7PM*

*BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA*
Using genetic information gathered from natural history collections and
field expeditions to West Africa, Jerry Huntley’s team examined 70 species
of African forest bird. From this data, they hope to have a better
understanding of how potential barriers to movement within the forest (such
as rivers and savannahs) and historical climate change have shaped the
distribution of birds that we see today, especially from a genetics
standpoint.

http://brooklynbirdclub.org/event/rivers-climate-change-and-birds-patterns-of-avian-diversity-across-western-and-central-african-tropical-forests/


Dennis Hrehowsik
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Date: 4/9/18 4:53 pm
From: Alan Drogin <drogin...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bryant Park - American Woodcock
It’s a thing now. Like a wanted sign, a placard in the park promotes with photos finding two early Spring suspects - a Robin and a Woodcock. Even the security guard in the sentinel booth in the southwest corner will kindly provide you with his last sightings. I haven’t had much luck in the last few weeks - but I finally spotted a Woodcock this evening in the usual spot, the northwest corner, busily poking the ground for earthworms. Unfortunately, the bee hives were temporarily removed for refurbishing so it may be just a matter of time before they’re returned and that corner disturbed again.

The Song Sparrow population has slowly increased, and with the main lawn sodded and cordoned, one can watch them sweep across the area. I counted at least a dozen. Also, 3-4 Swamp Sparrows, 2 Juncos, 1 American Robin, 1 European Starling, and 1 Hermit Thrush (in the garden house in the southeast corner). Meanwhile, the White-throated Sparrow population is declining to just a half dozen. No warblers yet.

Happy Spring Birding,
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Date: 4/9/18 2:28 pm
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane - no
correction, 2 additional cranes flew over and the continuing bird flew off
to join them. reported by another birder on FB with photos

Rob in Massapequa

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...> wrote:

> not there when I arrived 11:20am, another birder said a 2nd crane flew in
> and they left together heading east. Only saw a Meadowlark. I checked the
> pond north of LIE. Saw swallows friom a distance but could only ID Tree
> Swallows, but theres probably additional types
>
> Rob in Massapequa
>
> On Monday, April 9, 2018, aregler <aregler...> wrote:
>
>> Sandhill crane continues. Last seen Far West field
>>
>>
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>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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>> Date: 4/9/18 7:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
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>> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
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>> Bird continues at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. In the western most
>> field.
>> Robert A. Proniewych
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Date: 4/9/18 1:18 pm
From: Jim Osterlund <jfcosterlund...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hards Lake, Southaven Park, Shirley, Suffolk County.
A sighting to generate mixed feelings: a Bald Eagle trying to bully an Osprey out of its catch.
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Date: 4/9/18 1:09 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- April 09, 2018
- NYSY 04.09.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: April 02 - April 09

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: April 09 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on April 02, 2018




Highlights:




ROSS’S GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

EURASIAN WIGEON

COMMON GALLINULE

SABDHILL CRANE

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

DUNLIN

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

SHORT-EARED OWL

FOX SPARROW




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     4/2: The EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues to be seen at the Visitors Center up to today.

     4/4: An EURASIAN WIGEON was sen at Martens Tract.

     4/5: An EURASIAN WIGEON and an ICELAND GULL were seen along the Wildlife Trail. A ROSS’S GOOSE was found on the berm at Eaton Marsh and has been present through today.

     4/6: A first of the year COMMON GALLINULE was found at the Visitors Center and has been seen up to 4/8. 

     4/7: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at the Rt. 89 overlook. One SANDHILL CRANE was at VanDyne Spoor Road.

     Up to 32 BALD EAGLES were seen in a boil (kettle) along the Wildlife Trail, some seen talon grasping. 8 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the end of the Wildlife Trail.







Cayuga County

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     4/7: 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and a DUNLIN were seen along Maiden Lane in Port Byron. Up to 20 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen the next day.







Onondaga county

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     4/2: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen from Valley Drive in Elbridge.

     4/6: 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at the Inner Harbor. 4 were counted on 4/8.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     6,833 raptors were counted at Derby Hill this week. Most were seen on 4/2 (3,819) and most all week were TURKEY VULTURES only 2 GOLDEN EAGLES seen this week.







Oswego County

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4/7: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Peter Scott Swamp and was relocated on the 8th.







Oneida County

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     4/7: 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen along Jug Point Road east of Verona Beach. They were seen again the next day.







Herkimer County

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     4/2: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen on Miner Road west of Dolgeville.




     







  




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Date: 4/9/18 12:53 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Mon. April 9, 2018 - Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler & Report of Barn Owl near Boathouse
Central Park NYC
Monday April 9, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights on another cold morning in Central Park: Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler, Eastern Poebes, Swamp, Fox, Field, and Song Sparrows, Eastern Towhees & other early spring migrants.

Northern Shoveler - pair on the Lake, others on Turtle Pond
Red-tailed Hawk - 3 over Central Park West (immature & the 2 adults from the San Remo)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 pairs in Ramble
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 10 (9 male & 1 female)
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Northern Flicker - 2 (male & female) in Ramble
Eastern Phoebe - around 10
Blue Jay - many around today
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - possible Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - Azalea Pond
Tufted Titmouse - 2 Evodia Feeders
White-breasted Nuthatch - Swampy Pin Oak
Golden-crowned Kinglet - male Turtle Pond
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 males (Gill Overlook & Strawberry Fields)
American Robin
Hermit Thrush - 10
House Finch - 5 (Feeders & Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch - 10-15 at Feeders
Eastern Towhee - 2 males under holly at Gill Overlook
Chipping Sparrow - 25 near Met Museum
Field Sparrow - Strawberry Fields
Fox Sparrow - 3 Gill Overlook
Song Sparrow - 3 or 4
Swamp Sparrow - 3
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - 5
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird - female Strawberry Fields
Common Grackle
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Laupot Bridge & Turtle Pond)
Palm Warbler - 2 (Turtle Pond & Strawberry Fields)
Northern Cardinal

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Mary Beth Kooper @imarybethnyc discovered a BARN OWL near the Boathouse early in this morning (6:47AM), tweeting her discovery to @BirdCentralPark. As David Barret pointed out, the most recent previous report of Barn Owl in Central Park was in January of 2004. As of 3:40pm the Barn Owl had not been relocated.

Al Levitan reported a Louisiana Waterthrush at Bow Bridge.

We received word that the Peregrine Falcons on Central Park West have 4 eggs in the nest.

Sandra Critelli, birding around the 59th Street Pond at lunchtime, reported 3 Black-crowned Night-Herons, 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets, a Brown-headed Cowbird, and two Hermit Thrushes (not included in the list above).


Deb Allen

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Date: 4/9/18 11:45 am
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane: NO
No Sandhill Crane between 12:45 and 1:30 today at Suffolk Farms; but at least 15 Savannah Sparrows in the hedgerow separating the two larger fields. Also an American Kestrel.
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Date: 4/9/18 8:58 am
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane - no
not there when I arrived 11:20am, another birder said a 2nd crane flew in
and they left together heading east. Only saw a Meadowlark. I checked the
pond north of LIE. Saw swallows friom a distance but could only ID Tree
Swallows, but theres probably additional types

Rob in Massapequa

On Monday, April 9, 2018, aregler <aregler...> wrote:

> Sandhill crane continues. Last seen Far West field
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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> -------- Original message --------
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> Date: 4/9/18 7:03 AM (GMT-05:00)
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> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
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> Bird continues at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. In the western most
> field.
> Robert A. Proniewych
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Date: 4/9/18 6:50 am
From: aregler <aregler...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
Sandhill crane continues. Last seen Far West field


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob...> Date: 4/9/18 7:03 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <NYSbirds-L...> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
Bird continues at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. In the western most field.Robert A. Proniewych




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Date: 4/9/18 4:07 am
From: Robert A. Proniewych <baobabbob...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane
Bird continues at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. In the western most field.
Robert A. Proniewych

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Date: 4/8/18 4:17 pm
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Linnaean Society Presentations, Tuesday April 10.
Mark your calendars!

This coming Tuesday, April 10 the monthly meeting of the Linnaean Society
of New York offers two interesting and exciting presentations:

6:00 pm – Citizen Science in the Information Age: Improving the Quality and
Usefulness of Crowd-sourced Datasets – Shaibal Mitra

Digital technology has revolutionized the ways in which natural history
observations are collected and shared. Public participation has been vastly
expanded, and remarkable advances have been achieved for historically
difficult questions regarding the distribution and abundance of wild
organisms. At the same time, observers' practices have been changing
rapidly, for many reasons, both intended and unintended, with a wide range
of consequences for data quality and usefulness. Shai Mitra, an
evolutionary biologist, will critique several areas in which the
relationships between methods and results have become confused, such as the
selection of sampling sites, distance and duration of effort, completeness
of samples, independence of samples, and treatment of taxa above and below
the species level. Mitra will show that current practices—including some
that have been strongly advocated—are yielding negative consequences for
data quality and overall usefulness, and will propose several simple
improvements.

7:30 pm – Birding for Conservation in Colombia – Alvaro Jaramillo

Many birders have heard that Colombia is the most bird-rich nation on
Earth! So why is it not full of birders? It’s on an incredible upswing,
coming out of a decades-long conflict, political as well as the illegal
drug trade. Those days are becoming history. The country has gone through a
sharp turnaround turnaround in regards to travelers’ safety. The birding is
astounding, and there are some wonderfully unique spots to visit. Among
these is the Santa Marta mountain range, separate from the Andes, that has
an incredible level of endemism—species that cannot be found anywhere else
on Earth. Santa Marta, the nearby dry forests, the coastal desert, and the
Perijá Mountains to the east make northern Colombia an amazing way to begin
to dip your toes in the unbelievable birdlife of this country. Then there
are the three different ranges of the Andes, and valleys rich with
endemics. Alvaro Jaramillo has been involved in a large project with
National Audubon over the last couple of years that aims to promote
conservation through economic development. How? Well, by creating the
infrastructure and guide training to increase birding tourism in the area.
When people earn a living from birding, they will preserve the birds and
habitat. Come learn about this innovative program, and discover the
richness of birds and birding in Colombia.

Where:
The Linnaean Society of New York meets on the second Tuesday of each month
from September through May, except March, in the Linder Theater on the
first floor of the American Museum of Natural History (enter at West 77th
Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue).

All welcome!

good birding,

Anders Peltomaa
Linnaean Society of New York

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Date: 4/8/18 3:17 pm
From: Rich Perkins / TAM <rich...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Fwd: Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
We went to look for the Godwit in East Marion today as well around 1 pm.
We searched for an hour with no luck.

Aidan Perkins

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Date: 4/8/18 3:08 pm
From: Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
The report of the Godwit sp. from East Marion was initially submitted to
eBird last night as a Hudsonian Godwit. Taylor Sturm and I felt that one
of the European species was possible, so we went to Truman’s Beach in East
Marion to check the Oysterponds this morning. In two hours of searching on
a outgoing tide the only shorebirds present were seven Greater Yellowlegs.
Given that the observer reported the bird on an incoming tide and with
plenty of marshes in the area additional searching may be necessary. The
only details I’m aware of are present in the eBird description:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44331201

Brent Bomkamp
Eatons Neck, NY

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 4:55 PM Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:

> I checked and it appears that no one has posted this to our NY lists
> serves.
>
> See below report of a Black-tailed Godwit from NJ. There have been further
> updates, re: the bird. If you are not subscribed to the NJ list serve, I
> suggest checking the ABA (American Birding Association) website for further
> details see the following link.http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/NJ01
>
>
> Also of note, in our neck of the woods is an interesting e-bird report of
> a BAR-TAILED GODWIT. I have seen no further reports of this sighting.
> Hopefully if anyone, including those mafias or secret society groups ;-) we
> hear about these days have any intel, they would share to the list serves.
> Here is a link to the e-Bird report.
> http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/NJ01
>
> Cheers,
> --------
> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the
> ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
> abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
>
> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu <http://refspace.com/quotes/Sun_Tzu> *The Art of War*
> <http://refspace.com/quotes/The_Art_of_War>
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> (\__/)
> (= '.'=)
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> (") _ (")
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> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
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>
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> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From:* L Larson <llarson2...>
> *Date:* April 8, 2018 at 10:13:49 AM EDT
> *To:* <JERSEYBI...>
> *Subject:* *[JERSEYBI] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ*
> *Reply-To:* L Larson <llarson2...>
>
> A Black-tailed Godwit is being alerted on the SW Jersey text alert system.
> It was found by Jon Stippick and being seen at 9:45 on a falling tide (High
> was about 8 AM). The location is the Pedricktown Marsh causeway, east side,
> on the Gloucester/Salem county border. More information as it becomes
> available.
>
> Laurie Larson
> Lumberton NJ
>
>
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Date: 4/8/18 1:55 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
I checked and it appears that no one has posted this to our NY lists serves.

See below report of a Black-tailed Godwit from NJ. There have been further updates, re: the bird. If you are not subscribed to the NJ list serve, I suggest checking the ABA (American Birding Association) website for further details see the following link.http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/NJ01


Also of note, in our neck of the woods is an interesting e-bird report of a BAR-TAILED GODWIT. I have seen no further reports of this sighting. Hopefully if anyone, including those mafias or secret society groups ;-) we hear about these days have any intel, they would share to the list serves. Here is a link to the e-Bird report. http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/NJ01

Cheers,
--------
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu The Art of War

> (\__/)
> (= '.'=)
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> From: L Larson <llarson2...>
> Date: April 8, 2018 at 10:13:49 AM EDT
> To: <JERSEYBI...>
> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Black-tailed Godwit, Pedricktown NJ
> Reply-To: L Larson <llarson2...>
>
> A Black-tailed Godwit is being alerted on the SW Jersey text alert system. It was found by Jon Stippick and being seen at 9:45 on a falling tide (High was about 8 AM). The location is the Pedricktown Marsh causeway, east side, on the Gloucester/Salem county border. More information as it becomes available.
>
> Laurie Larson
> Lumberton NJ
>
>
> How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
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> List help: <jerseybi-request...>
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Date: 4/8/18 1:48 pm
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
It looks like birds, birders and ticks are picking up in the park.

We had about 40 birders show up for our walk today from 8:30 until noon. We had 31 species in the northern zone this morning.

It was 32 degrees and breezy when we set off. Highlights included American Pipit, Palm and Pine Warblers, Eastern Phoebe, Golden-crowned Kinglets, a surprising Black Vulture, Long-tailed Duck, Great Horned Owl, Field, Savannah and Song Sparrow, a few Hermit Thrushes, Osprey, Common Loon, Red-breasted Merganser, Horned Grebes in breeding plumage and others.

Thanks to Jeff Ward for his sharp eyes and great spotting.

If you go, stay on the paths. One person who veered into the foliage to photograph came home with 6 ticks.

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Date: 4/8/18 1:38 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. April 8, 2018 - Louisiana Waterthrush (4), Palm Warbler, Winter Wrens & other migrants
Central Park NYC (Ramble to Reservoir)
Sunday April 8, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Cold & breezy with fewer birds than Saturday, but still a good variety: Louisiana Waterthrushes, Palm Warbler, Winter Wrens, Eastern Phoebes and Hermit Thrushes, Swamp, Fox, & Song Sparrows.

Canada Goose - few (Lake & Reservoir)
Mallard - around 20
Norther Shoveler - more than 100 (Reservoir, Lake & Turtle Pond)
Bufflehead - 8 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - at least 12 including pair on nest in Shakespeare Garden
Ring-billed Gull - around 75 Reservoir
Herring Gull - 18 Reservoir & flyovers
Great Black-backed Gull - 5 Reservoir
Double-crested Cormorant - more than 10 (5 Turtle Pond, 2 Lake, 1 Reservoir, flyovers in Ramble)
Great Egret - 1 or 2 (Turtle Pond (another or same at Triplet's Bridge after lunch - Karen Evans))
Cooper's Hawk - immature perched over Iphigene's Walk then flying over Tupelo Field
Red-tailed Hawk - at least 3 (pair attempting to nest at San Remo & high flyover)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4 or 5
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 or 4 (Pinetum, Maintenance Field/Cedar Hill, Rock Wall in Ramble)
Downy Woodpecker - 3 or 4
Northern Flicker - 3
American Kestrel - chased by Common Grackles at Pinetum (Deb - early)
Eastern Phoebe - at least 15
Blue Jay - 10-15
Black-capped Chickadee - Evodia Field Feeders (Sandra Critelli after lunch)
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 (Willow Rock (David Barrett), Laupot Bridge (Sandra Critelli))
Brown Creeper - 2 (Feeders & the Point - Sandra Critelli)
Winter Wren - 2 (The Point & Swampy Pin Oak)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Evodia Field (Tom Walsh)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3 (2 Cedar Hill, 1 at the Point)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 5
Hermit Thrush - 8
American Robin - at least 100
House Finch - a few (Evodia Field Feeders & Maintenance Field)
American Goldfinch - 9 or 10 at Evodia Field feeders
Eastern Towhee - 3 (2 Mugger's Woods, male Maintenance Field (Sandra Critelli)
Chipping Sparrow - 1 at feeders
Fox Sparrow - 2 Mugger's Woods (David Barrett)
Song Sparrow - 25 (16 Pinetum, 4 Evodia Field, a few elsewhere)
Swamp Sparrow - 5 (Upper Lobe (Karen Evans), Tanner's Spring, Oven/Point, Shakespeare Garden, Swampy Pin Oak (David Barrett)
White-throated Sparrow - common
Dark-eyed Junco - 6 to 8
Red-winged Blackbird - 4 (feeders & Maintenance Field)
Common Grackle - at least 2 pairs at the Pinetum
Louisiana Waterthrush - 6 (3 at the Point, 1 Turtle Pond, 1 Triplet's Bridge (Karen Evans - after lunch), 1 Bow Bridge (Sandra Critelli - after lunch)
Palm Warbler - Maintenance Field
Northern Cardinal - many singing

Bruno Boni @brunoboni tweeted Pine Warblers (at least 3) at Cedar Hill just before 8am. We looked for these later, but they had moved on.

Run Lugo @BirdsRon reported that the Red-throated Loon (released by the Wild Bird Fund) continues at the Meer.

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/8/18 10:36 am
From: Kathie <kawegman...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Farmingdale EABLs
I was recommended to this site by a birding organization as I am in need
of nest box trail monitors for the long haul. To truly be passed for
generations. I will not get into that now. Just a little EABL background
of Farmingdale.

This nest box project was started 20 years ago by volunteer Susan
Harwood. She passed away suddenly last April. Susan was a Federally
permitted bander. After we lost her the new volunteers now report all
data to Nestwatch.

The 45 boxes are dispersed throughout Bethpage State Parks golf courses
and therefore birding is not available for public access during the
golfing season. Which can be year-round for some courses.

Susan had her very first nesting pair right in the middle of the 2002 US
Open on the Black Course. Since then we have annually had 4-6 nesting
pair. So you are all aware that means plenty of nesting Tree Swallows.

I worked there (since retired) and never knew EABL over-wintered until
one bitterly cold winter I observed one drinking in a puddle in a
parking lot. Up went my heated bird bath. Then trekking throughout the
courses I would see groups together during the winter in their own
course "territories". Winter is the best time to see those elusive
creatures.

I think it was in January 2008 I snapped a shot of one of Susan's banded
EABL (banded as a nestling) heading towards the Picnic area located off
the Seaford Oyster Bay Exp. My friends and colleagues have seen them in
picnic as well so they have obviously become well established. The golf
courses take down more dead trees whereas Picnic woodlands are rarely
touched. I know three of us have seen Red-headed woodpeckers over the
years (so come on down Pileated!). I believe one local Audubon Chapter
birds in Picnic. And now with Trailview connecting Bethpage State Park
and Cold Spring Harbor, plenty of trekking points.

I have seen EABL at the Yaphank farm as well but sadly one site I saw
them was cleared of the shrub line between the trees and the mown field.
EABL favour trees/naturalized grass/mown or trees/shrubline/mown areas
for feeding. They were seen across the street from the Yaphank Farm
complex as well.
So those in the Farmingdale area around the park watch your yards more
carefully and even checkout Bethpage Pkwy.

Happy and safe birding for both you and the birds.
Kathie
P.S. I am not ashamed to admit it- I am actually partial to the subtle
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Date: 4/8/18 6:52 am
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park Vesper Sparrow: Yes (8 April)
Continues this morning on the Great Hill, feeding on the lawn just north of
the rest rooms. Reported on Twitter by Terence Zahner (@ZahnerPhoto).
For those not familiar with Central Park's north end, the closest entrance
to this area is at W106th and Central Park West, although you'll be
climbing two flights of stairs here. One can also enter the park at W103rd
or W108th for a more gradual climb up the Hill.

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Date: 4/8/18 6:17 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane
Bird was relocated. It's currently in the fields on far side of the
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Date: 4/8/18 4:56 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Crane
Bird was just spooked by 0hotographers who approached too closely. Think
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Date: 4/8/18 4:51 am
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane at suffolk county farm
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Date: 4/7/18 7:43 pm
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park (Bronx) sightings 4/7
I led a day-long tour around Pelham Bay Park’s varied environs today (4/7) for NYC Audubon.

We had a really fantastic outing, with 63 species recorded, including 4 Warbler species and various other early-season migrants.

The most noteworthy sightings were a male Yellow-throated Warbler along the mucky path between the Aileen Ryan Recreational area and the Granny Oak. He was working through the dense saplings along with a flock of American Goldfinches that were mostly focused on sweetgum seed-balls. Later we heard the Yellow-throated singing.

The other warblers seen were numerous Palms, a lone Yellow-rump, and 5-6 Pines, mostly bright males (which were singing too).

Another highlight was an Eastern Meadowlark that flew in off the landfill and perched in a treetop before serenading us with his lovely song and continuing south-east along the tree line.

A final rarity was a lone American Pipit in the marshy puddle on the grass to the south of the Orchard Beach parking lot, as reported by Deb Allen yesterday.

Other notables:

7 Osprey circling & diving at the pond-like inlet opposite Orchard Beach (its name escapes me); the continuing Long-tailed Duck off of Orchard Beach, along with at least ten Horned Grebes, several of which were coming into breeding plumage; we saw one of each of the 3 regular falcons.

Eastern Phoebes were everywhere; we encountered numerous Swamp Sparrows and Hermit Thrushes.

However, we didn’t see any Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, which was surprising as they were widely reported elsewhere around the region today. We also missed the Pileated Woodpecker reported by Patrick Horan just a couple hours after we left the southern part of the park. I think I may have heard it call once but dismissed it as a likely Northern Flicker at the time.

Glad spring seems to have sprung, in spite of the cool weather! Worth noting that the Trout Lillies in PBP are usually in full bloom at this time, but I didn’t even see any leaves sprouting, so wildflowers at least seem to be a week or two late.

Good birding,

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Date: 4/7/18 5:46 pm
From: Kathie <kawegman...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] EABL
I am new to this list so not sure of protocols. Eastern Bluebirds may
not be a hot topic but it always warms my heart to see the first one on
our nest box trail in Farmingdale.

One male on 4/5/18.

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Date: 4/7/18 4:16 pm
From: Debbie Becker <editconsul...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] The New York Botanical Garden

>
> Highlights of my free Saturday morning bird walk include: LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, EASTERN PHOEBE 20+, BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHERS.
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> Red Tailed hawks nesting
> Sharp shinned hawk
> Osprey
> Louisiana waterthrush
> Palm warbler
> Downy woodpecker
> Yellow bellied sapsucker-3
> Red bellied woodpecker
> Juncos
> Bluejay
> Brown creeper
> Song sparrow
> White throated sparrow
> Cardinal
> Wood ducks
> Mallards
> Cedar waxwings-5
> Ruby crowned Kinglets
> Golden crowned Kinglets
> Blue gray gnatcatchers-3
> Cormorant
> A. Robin
> Grackles
> Red winged blackbird
> Chickadee
> Tufted titmouse
> Northern Rough winged swallow
> Eastern Phoebe - 20+ just at Twin Lakes
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> Debbie Becker
> NYBG Bird Guide
> BirdingAroundNYC.com
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Date: 4/7/18 3:54 pm
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Bronx River birds
4/7/18 - Bronx River, Crestwood and Bronxville, NY
3 Canada Geese on nests6 Green-winged Teals6 Palm Warblers3 Yellow-rumped Warblers1 Osprey2 Turkey Vultures1 Eastern Phoebe2 Carolina Wrens3 Black Ducks
Plus usual birds for this time of year.  Also had some very frisky and active muskrats.  Lots of neat mating behavior and opportunities for photos.
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Date: 4/7/18 1:34 pm
From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] lots of Cedar Waxwings
On my many Cedar Trees in my property, should have been stripped of berries
by now, where 30-40 Cedar Waxwings feeding non stop for 10 minutes.
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Date: 4/7/18 1:21 pm
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park North End: Vesper Sparrow (7 April)
Continuing on the Great Hill, NE of the rest rooms. Found by Malcolm Morris earlier in the day; many observers

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Date: 4/7/18 12:54 pm
From: patrickhoran <patrickhoran...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pileated woodpecker
        As i was birding the south zone of pehlam bay park and stopped to photo some pine warblers heavy drumming caught my attention.A pileated woodpecker was making the noise.good bird for pehlam bay park.


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Date: 4/7/18 12:36 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. April 7, 2018 - N. Rough-winged Swallow, L. Waterthrush, Pine & Palm Warblers, & other migrants
Central Park NYC
Saturday April 7, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, m.ob.

Highlights: Louisiana Waterthrush (2), Pine Warbler (2), Palm Warbler (4), along with good numbers of sparrows and other early spring migrants.


Wood Duck - male at the Oven
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Egret - Lake
Cooper's Hawk - male at Oven mobbed by 6-8 Blue Jays
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 pairs (pair over east side, pair carrying sticks to San Remo - west side)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2 pairs (Swampy Pin Oak & Oven)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - male & female at Gill Overlook
Downy Woodpecker - 2 pairs (Swampy Pin Oak & Evodia Field)
Northern Flicker - around 10
Eastern Phoebe 20 including 5 at Turtle Pond
Blue Jay - see Cooper's Hawk
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 over Turtle Pond
Black-capped Chickadee - Gill Source (Carine Mitchell)
Tufted Titmouse - 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - Laupot Bridge
Winter Wren - 2 (Oven & Laupot Bridge (Ryan Serio))
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4 Pinetum
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 2 Ramble
Hermit Thrush - 4
House Finch - 6 Evodia Field
American Goldfinch - around a dozen Evodia Field
Eastern Towhee - male in the Ramble (Ryan Serio)
Chipping Sparrow - flock of 75 Cedar Hill (Bob - 7:30am)
Fox Sparrow - 6 or 7 Upper Lobe Area
Song Sparrow - 10
Swamp Sparrow - 3 (Maintenance Field, Laupot Bridge, Swampy Pin Oak - David Barrett)
White-throated Sparrow - common
Dark-eyed Junco - 50 Cedar Hill
Red-winged Blackbird - 10
Common Grackle - 15
Louisiana Waterthrush - 2 (Upper Lobe & Azalea Pond (Elizabeth Millard-Whitman))
Pine Warbler - 2 (Riviera east of Bow Bridge & Pinetum - Victor Lloyd)
Palm Warbler - 4 (Ramble, Evodia Field, 2 Locust Grove (Ryan Serio))

Other reports:

The Red-throated Loon released by the Wild Bird Fund (per Karen Fung @ebluebirdNYC) at the Meer on Friday April 6th continued there this morning with photos by Terence Collins (@kingT) yesterday and Ron Lugo (@BirdsRon) today on twitter (@BirdCentralPark).

Barrie Raik (@RaikBar) reported a Wilson's Snipe at the Pool.

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Date: 4/7/18 10:43 am
From: Robert Lewis <rfermat...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Wicker's Creek, Westchester County
Just north of the Dobb's Ferry train station on the Hudson River, Wicker's Creek empties into the Hudson. 

41.018526, -73.879165
Several times I have ridden by here on the train and noticed a large collection of birds here.  Last week there were more than a hundred gulls of the usual three species and at least a hundred Fish Crows.  I have never seen such a large concentration anywhere else along the Hudson (east side, Westchester).

Unfortunately, it seems to be impossible (or at least illegal) to get on to this site.  The view from the northern end of the Dobb's Ferry train station is barely adequate.

Anyone ever get out to this spot?
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Date: 4/7/18 8:49 am
From: ebe6580017 <ebe6580017...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill crane no


Flew off to the northeast .


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Date: 4/7/18 8:24 am
From: Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths...>
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Snipe Croton point
Three snipe in same location
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2 birds very close to road (left side) just before circle before main parking lot.

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Date: 4/7/18 7:45 am
From: patrickhoran <patrickhoran...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Northern Gannett
Out off orchard beach is currently one northern gannett.also,a male surf scoter and longtailed ducks that are recurring bird.
               


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Date: 4/7/18 6:23 am
From: Ken Feustel <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Crane at Suffolk County Farm , Yaphank
Observed feeding in cornfield west of Visitors parking lot.

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Date: 4/7/18 6:18 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Snipe Croton point
2 birds very close to road (left side) just before circle before main parking lot.

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Date: 4/7/18 1:10 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10+ Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
The county pages with the Top 10+ locations listed at the top of each page
have been reviewed for 42 out of 62 counties. There are changes in 7
counties. Twenty counties are pending a Top 10+ list. Please note that all
hotspots for NYS are accessible from the web pages. Those without a
dedicated hotspot wiki page are linked to eBird's 'Hotspot Explorer' page
centered on the hotspot. These locations are preceded with an asterisk (*).

The locations promoted to Top 10+ below are preceded with a plus (+) sign.

*BROOME COUNTY (TOP 10) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Broome>*
(+) Greenwood County Park — The hotspot for 'Whitney Point MUA' was merged
with 'Upper Lisle County Park' based on input from the county reviewer.
'Greenwood County Park' moves into the vacated position.

*BRONX COUNTY (TOP 10+2) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Bronx>*
(+) 'Jerome Park Reservoir' at 58 spp. passes 'SUNY Maritime College (Fort
Schuyler)' at 51 spp. which was previously in 11th position. The county has
expanded to Top 10+2.

*ORANGE COUNTY (TOP 10+3) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Orange>*
(+) 'Wickham Lake, Warwick' at 134 species moves into 9th position passing
'Benedict Park' by one. The county has expanded to Top 10+3.

*ONTARIO COUNTY (TOP 10+1) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Ontario>*
(+) 'Ganondagan State Historic Site' at 117 species moves into 9th position
passing 'Lagoon Park, Canandaigua' by two. The county has expanded to Top
10+1.

*QUEENS COUNTY (TOP 10+1) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Queens>*
(+) 'Rockaway Beach (Beach 9th-149th St.)' with 168 species moves into 10th
position passing 'Jamaica Bay, Big Egg Marsh' by two. The county has
expanded to Top 10+1.

*SULLIVAN COUNTY (TOP 10) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Sullivan>*
• I created a page for '*Wolf Brook MUA (Multiple Use Area)*' which has 2
locations for the site. Top 10 remains unchanged.

*SUFFOLK COUNTY (TOP 10+1) <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Suffolk>*
(+) 'Cupsogue Beach County Park' with 229 species moves into 10th position
currently in a tie with 'Great Gull Island'. The county has expanded to Top
10+1.

*Home page:*
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*Alphabetical list of all 6,103 NYS Hotspots:*
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Date: 4/6/18 8:33 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 06 April 2018
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 06, 2018
* NYNY1804.06

- Birds Mentioned

PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

EURASIAN WIGEON
GREEN-WINGED TEAL (Eurasian form)
KING EIDER
Common Eider
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Red-Necked Grebe
American Bittern
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Piping Plover
Razorbill
Bonaparte’s Gull
BLACK-HEADED GULL
LITTLE GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Snowy Owl
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown Thrasher
Louisiana Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Boat-tailed Grackle

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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
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 6, 2018
at 9:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are PAINTED BUNTING, LITTLE and BLACK-HEADED
GULLS, EURASIAN WIGEON, Eurasian form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
KING EIDER and spring arrivals, including YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.

While still awaiting spring, probably the most exciting sign of seasonal
change was the female PAINTED BUNTING that appeared twice at feeders at a
private home in Elmsford, Westchester County, first noted there last
Saturday and then appearing for a short time on Monday. It has not been
seen since, but good distinctive photos were obtained.

Out on Staten Island last Saturday two nice GULLS were spotted with a large
flock of BONAPARTE’S GULLS on the pond at Wolf’s Pond Park, first an adult
winter-plumaged LITTLE GULL and later an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL. Then
this afternoon two adult LITTLE GULLS appeared on the pond, with one fairly
well advanced towards breeding plumage.

Other GULLS this week featured an ICELAND at Playland Park in Rye this
evening and at least three LESSER BLACK-BACKEDS last Wednesday, with one in
the Coney Island area, one at Heckscher State Park and one at Crab Meadow
Park, with another last Saturday at Playland Park.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4
Monday, and a drake EURASIAN form of GREEN-WINGED TEAL has been on the pond
at Willowbrook Park on Staten Island at least to Monday.

Three HARLEQUIN DUCKS, including two drakes, were still at the Point
Lookout jetties yesterday, and two female KING EIDERS were among an
estimated 750 COMMON EIDERS at Shinnecock Inlet last Saturday.

A few RED-NEDCKED GREBES continue in the area, including the one on the
Restoration Pond at Alley Pond Park and two each off Floyd Bennett Field
and on Gravesend Bay in Brooklyn last Saturday, when one was noted at the
Marine Park Saltmarsh Nature Center.

The continuing RAZORBILL flight under proper conditions provided 24 off
Tiana Beach west of Shinnecock Inlet last Saturday and 7 off Robert Moses
State Park Sunday.

A SNOWY OWL was still at Point Lookout Thursday, and the AMERICAN BITTERN
stayed to Saturday in Central Park, where the female BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE
remained at least to Wednesday.

An informal hawk watch last Saturday near the Alley Pond Environmental
Center produced an impressive 186 TURKEY VULTURES and a variety of hawks.

Among a small number of spring arrivals this week was an early
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER noted yesterday at Connetquot River State Park.
This species has bred at Connetquot in past years but last year was poorly
represented there, so remember to avoid disturbing or putting any stress
especially upon these and other sparsely occurring regional breeders,
though of course any disturbances to birds in breeding season should be
absolutely avoided.

Other recent arrivals have included TRICOLORED HERON, a CATTLE EGRET last
Friday at Shinnecock Inlet, BARN SWALLOW, BROWN THRASHER and BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was at the Alley Restoration Pond this week and
other arrivals increasing in numbers have included PIPING PLOVER,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and, among the WARBLERS, PALM, PINE and LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSH.

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

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: 4/6/18 8:21 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Re: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little Gull Wolfe’s Pond 4/6
For those interested, here are some of my diagnostic shots of the Little
Gulls:
*https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhdUD3C <https://flic.kr/s/aHsmhdUD3C>*

Unfortunately, Anthony and I were the only observers-

Jose

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 19:55 Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...> wrote:

> A bit late but cross posting for anyone interested.
>
> --------
> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the
> ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own
> abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass
>
> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu <http://refspace.com/quotes/Sun_Tzu> *The Art of War*
> <http://refspace.com/quotes/The_Art_of_War>
>
> (\__/)
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> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
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> Begin forwarded message:
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> *From:* "Anthony Ciancimino <sibirdwatcher...> [SINaturaList]" <
> <SINaturaList...>
> *Date:* April 6, 2018 at 5:57:02 PM EDT
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> *Subject:* *[SINaturaList] Little Gull Wolfe’s Pond 4/6 *
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>
> Currently on Wolfe’s Pond with many Bonaparte’s Gulls... 5:55 PM
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Date: 4/6/18 4:54 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little Gull Wolfe’s Pond 4/6
A bit late but cross posting for anyone interested.

--------
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick Douglass

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu The Art of War

> (\__/)
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> Date: April 6, 2018 at 5:57:02 PM EDT
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Date: 4/6/18 10:33 am
From: Lynne Hertzog <lynnehertzog...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Injured birds info needed. d-bird.org
Birders,
Migration is happening (very exciting), but, in our city, that often means
trouble for birds passing through.
NYC Audubon is seeking information from observers that will help us
identify hotspots for bird collisions and other hazards for migratory birds
passing through NYC - all 5 boroughs.
We have created a geo-referenced, interactive website to capture these
data. If dead bird ID is problematic, photos can be uploaded to the site
for later identification.
Please log the data here: d-bird.org
If you have questions, please email <citizenscience...>

Thank you for your help.

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Lynne Hertzog
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Date: 4/5/18 8:05 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 NYS eBird Hotspots site click the 'Overview' link on
the 'Explore a Location' line:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Since last update: 7 days

No new additions at the county level.

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Date: 4/5/18 6:43 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Apr 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/05/2018
* NYBU1804.05
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Egret
Cackling Goose
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Golden Eagle
Wilson's Snipe
Iceland Gull
Snowy Owl
Horned Lark
Red-br. Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Eastern Meadowlark
Pine Siskin

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/05/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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 March 29 through
April 5 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

Another week with more weather resistant
migrants. WILSON'S SNIPE, VESPER SPARROW and
SAVANNAH SPARROW in the Chautauqua County Town
of Sheridan. Along Crick's Run in Allegany
State Park, a singing WINTER WREN.

March 31, on the BOS field trip to the Lake
Ontario Plains - EASTERN MEADOWLARK with
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on Hosmer Road. Five
LAPLAND LONGSPURS, including one in near
breeding plumage, with HORNED LARKS on Marshall
Road. On Lake Ontario at Barker Park in
Somerset, RED-THROATED LOON, COMMON LOON, RED-
NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, GREAT EGRET and
ICELAND GULL. And, small numbers of CACKLING
GEESE at two locations in the lake plains.

Also March 31, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE among a
dozen COMMON GOLDENEYES on Lake Ontario at the
mouth of Johnson's Creek.

A SNOWY OWL has been residing for a month on
Walden Avenue in Alden. SNOWY OWLS still on the
ice-packed Buffalo waterfront.

Ten waterfowl species at Gouinlocks Pond, on
Sage Road in Attica, included nine HORNED
GREBES. Also, a GOLDEN EAGLE over the Town of
Attica.

And, in the Southern Tier, a flock of PINE
SISKINS with RED-BR. NUTHATCHES and GOLDEN-CR.
KINGLET at Golden Hill State Forest in
Cattaraugus County.

The next BOS meeting will be on Wednesday,
April 11, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of
Science. A program on habitat restoration in
the state of Tennessee will be presented.
Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 12. 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: 4/4/18 6:07 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] .Raven in Riverhead
At ~ 1745, I had a single C.Raven flying over Middle Rd., between Osborn
and Harrison Avenues - will have to start checking out Riverhead water
towers !

Cheers,
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Date: 4/4/18 5:50 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kings County arrivals and storm birds
A few stops around Gravesend Bay prior to the front passage and Coney
Island Beach during the storm turned up a few new arrivals as well as some
lingering species.

Coney Island Creek Park

Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Laughing Gull
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow

Good numbers of both loons and Horned Grebe are still present in the bay.

Coney Island Beach

Glossy Ibis
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull (very clean looking adult)
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
Northern Gannet
Osprey

Ebird checklists with images can be viewed at the following links;

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https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44256100

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Brooklyn, NY

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Date: 4/4/18 3:08 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Restoration Pond Douglaston
In another sighting by Eric Miller yesterday multiple pines, including the pale billed one, and the snipe were relocated along with an orange crowned warbler.

But has anyone sighted Eric Miller?

Good spring birding,

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Date: 4/4/18 7:21 am
From: Colleen Veltri <cfinneganv...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Louisiana Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush at Kissena Lake, Queens NY, east end in the cove. Heard and found by Eric Miller.

May the birds be with you

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Date: 4/3/18 8:44 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Date: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 11:31 PM
Subject: Downtown Birds
To: NY BIRDS <NYSBIRDS-L...>


A quick trip to the V.A. office in Riverhead this afternoon enabled me to
see my 1st Osprey of the year (over the Peconic River), as well as 8 Turkey
Vultures on, or flying near, the Roanoke Ave Elementary School. A slow ride
throughout the roosting complex dd not produce any other TV's, nor Black
Vultures, for that matter !

Cheers,
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Date: 4/3/18 7:17 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Restoration pond warbler
As we are in a slowdown waiting for migration to pick up I thought it may be a good time to start thinking about warblers. I had an interesting one on Sunday at the Restoration pond in Alley Pond park. It was most likely a dull first year pine warbler, but was interesting in that it had a very pale bill, and almost no white eye arcs or spectacles, both a bit unusual for pines. Photos are on my ebird list (not the photos labelled as pines, but of the one listed as “warbler species”. Any comments from those with experience in these matters are welcomed.

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Date: 4/2/18 11:58 am
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Syracuse RBA

RBA




*New York

- Syracuse
- April 02, 2018
- NYSY 04.02.18




Hotline: Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert

Dates: March 26 - April 02

To report by email: brinjoseph AT yahoo DOT com

Reporting upstate counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Montezuma Wetlands complex

compiled: April 02 AT 2:30 p.m. EDT

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondgaaudubon.org







Greetings: This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week on March 26, 2018




Highlights:




ROSS’S GOOSE

CACKLING GOOSE

EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL

EURASIAN WIGEON

GOLDEN EAGLE

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

SHORT-EARED OWL

LONG-EARED OWL

FOX SPARROW

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

RED CROSSBILL

WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL




Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     3/27: the EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues at the Visitor’s CenterIt was seen through 4/1.

     3/28: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen in the fields at Armitage Road.

     3/30: One of the first migrant GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at the South Butler Unit.

     3/31: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen along the recently opened Wildlife Drive.







Cayuga County

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     A GREATER YELLOWLEGS and an EURASIAN WIGEON were seen along Maiden Lane in Port Byron.







Derby Hill Bird Observatory

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     A better week at Derby with 3,877 raptors recorded. An exceptional 17 GOLDEN EAGLES were tallied. On 3/29 A CACKLING GOOSE and a ROSS’S GOOSE were picked out of the migrant Geese flying by. On 3/31 the first NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen. Also on 3/31 the first ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK of the season was seen.







Oswego County

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     3/29: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Phoenix dam.

     3/30: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Co. Rt. 54 north of Phoenix at the Elvic Farm.

     4/1: The first FOX SPARROWS of the season were seen at 3 Mile Bay near the Mosquito Station on Oneida Lake.







Onondaga County

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     A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville.

3/29: A SNOWY OWL continues at the State Fair entrance in Lakeland.

     3/30: A LONG-EARED was heard at Three Rivers WMA. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Coon Hill Road south of Skaneateles.







Madison County

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     3/27: An ICELAND GULL was seen at the Madison County Landfill south of Canastota.







Oneida County

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     3/27: The first EASTERN TOWHEEto be reported was at the Spring Farms Nature Preserve souith of Clinton.







Herkimer County

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     3/31: RED CROSSBILLS and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported at Higby Point Road in Eagle Bay.







Migrants reported this week:

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RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

EASTERN PHOEBE

BLUE-WINGED TEAL

OSPREY

GREATER YELLOWLEGS

BONAPARTE’S GULL

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

GREAT EGRET

SWAMP SPARROW

FOX SPARROW

CASPIAN TERN

WILSON’S SNIPE

EASTERN TOWHEE







--end transcript




Joseph Brin

Region 5

Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027 USA


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Date: 4/1/18 3:54 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pelham Bay Park, Bronx - Sat. March 31, 2018 - Glossy Ibis (2), Red-throated & Common Loon, Osprey (2)
Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Saturday March 31, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Glossy Ibises (FOS), Loons, Ospreys, & Golden-crowned Kinglets.

Canada Goose
Brant - 9
Mallard
American Black Duck
Bufflehead - around 80
Red-breasted Merganser - 5
Killdeer - lawn next to Orchard Beach parking lot
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull - adult (Matthieu Benoit)
Red-throated Loon - (Matthieu Benoit)
Common Loon - heard (Matthieu Benoit)
Glossy Ibis - 2 (first-of-season) lawn next to Orchard Beach parking lot
Osprey - 2 at the Lagoon (Matthieu Benoit)
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
Great Horned Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
American Crow - 3
Black-capped Chickadee - 2
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 6
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird - 13
Common Grackle - 35
Northern Cardinal

For Bronx bird alerts check @BirdBronx and #birdbx on twitter.

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Date: 4/1/18 3:23 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sun. April 1, 2018 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet (FOS), Osprey, Boat-tailed Grackle
Central Park, NYC
Sunday April 1, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: Ruby-crowned Kinglet (first-of-season), Osprey, & Boat-tailed Grackle.

Canada Goose - 11 (6 on the Pond, 5 on the Lake)
Wood Duck - male at the Pond
Mallard - 29 (16 on the Pond, 3 Conservatory Water, 8 on the Lake, 2 Turtle Pond)
Mourning Dove - 13 Evodia Field
American Coot - at the Pond
Herring Gull - flyovers
Great Egret - the Lake near Bow Bridge
Osprey - flyover Upper Lobe
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 (one carrying nesting material)
Red-bellied Woodpecker - several
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 3 (1 Gill Overlook, 2 Mugger's Woods)
Downy Woodpecker - 6 (2 Evodia Field, 1 Maintenance Field, 3 Gill Overlook)
Northern Flicker - 8
Eastern Phoebe - 8 or 9
Blue Jay - at least 10
Tufted Titmouse - 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - NW of the Dene giving staccato call
Brown Creeper - Upper Lobe
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4 (Gill Overlook, Upper Lobe, 2 Turtle Pond)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - male at Upper Lobe (first-of-season)
Hermit Thrush - 4 (Gill Overlook (David Barrett), Swampy Pin Oak (Deb), 2 Delacorte Theater/Locust Grove)
American Robin - 25
House Finch - 7 Evodia Field
American Goldfinch - 12 Evodia Field, a few at other locations
Chipping Sparrow - Evodia Field
Fox Sparrow - 4 or 5 (1 at the Pond, 2 Mugger's Woods, 1 Humming Tombstone, 1 Evodia Field)
Song Sparrow - 6 or 7
White-throated Sparrow - 50
Dark-eyed Junco - 25
Red-winged Blackbird - 5 males (3 singing at the Pond, 2 Evodia Field)
Brown-headed Cowbird - male below Warbler Rock (David Barrett)
Common Grackle - 16
Boat-tailed Grackle - first-spring female continues at the Pond
Northern Cardinal - 5

Deb Allen
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Date: 4/1/18 1:50 pm
From: John Askildsen <askildsen...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Possible Nesting Turkey Vultures
We observed a pair of Turkey Vultures copulating on the roof of our dilapidated horse barn this morning. The two birds then entered the hay loft together via a blown out window. Spring love is in the air. We're pulling together a basket of roadkill to send over for the happy couple. Stay tuned.


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Date: 4/1/18 11:34 am
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly
Spring "arrivals" from the East End of Long Island include oystercatchers,
tree swallows and osprey -- and the bat which appeared last winter in my
yard about this time, tentatively identified as a northern long-eared bat
by Kevin Jennings of DEC.

(and pretty tune by Jon Dee Graham)



*Bruce Horwith*
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On Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 12:36 PM, Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
> wrote:

> Some new arrivals at least for me the past few mornings in a walk up the
> landfill and out to Teller’s Point, included Eastern Phoebe (2), a singing
> Eastern Towhee (on the wine cellar low road), a seemingly serious uplift
> too in the numbers of flickers, common grackles, cowbirds and red wing
> blackbirds, also saw a few of the meadowlarks that have been up on the land
> fill. Raptors were around as well, two harriers (including a grey ghost),
> at least two American kestrel, 2 red shouldered hawks flying north, one
> coop, one merlin, the resident red tails, one lingering eagle (or more
> likely a local bird), and a few blue heron flyovers, -- osprey are on the
> light stanchion in the train station parking lot where they have nested the
> past several years. I struck out hoping to see some waterfowl moving up
> river; virtually nothing either on the river side or the bay side.
>
>
>
> The highlight (maybe because spring seems so slow in coming) was my first
> butterflies of the season – a lady (not sure which), and a beautiful
> morning cloak. And they of course got me to a song, and in turn the myriad
> of incredible singer/songwriters Texas has spawned – the more popular e.g.
> Willie Nelson, Townes van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett,
> Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Delbert McClinton, the
> less so, e.g. Doug Sahm, Freddie Fender, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Guy Clark,
> Susanna Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Alejandro Escovedo, Butch Hancock, Jimmie
> Dale Gilmore, Rodney Crowell, Robert Earl Keen, Kasey Musgraves, Hayes
> Carll, and the more obscure, Roky Erickson, James McMurtry, Ray Wylie
> Hubbard, Tish Hinojosa, Adam Carroll, Carrie Rodriguez, Bruce Robison, and
> Terri Hendrix - and the many, many I have certainly left out.
>
>
>
> What came to mind particularly upon seeing the morning cloak was the
> beautiful song perhaps more apt for a swallowtail, “Butterfly Wing” by one
> of the more obscure Mr. Jon Dee Graham --- the way he uses a single common
> word “that” as a thread to hold a song together; great writing. So Happy
> Spring, Happy Easter, Happy April Fool’s Day, Happy baseball season, and
> here’s to my old friends and you lepidopterists out there:
> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tNFOPc5g3QE
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Date: 4/1/18 9:36 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Croton Point Park birds and a butterfly
Some new arrivals at least for me the past few mornings in a walk up the landfill and out to Teller's Point, included Eastern Phoebe (2), a singing Eastern Towhee (on the wine cellar low road), a seemingly serious uplift too in the numbers of flickers, common grackles, cowbirds and red wing blackbirds, also saw a few of the meadowlarks that have been up on the land fill. Raptors were around as well, two harriers (including a grey ghost), at least two American kestrel, 2 red shouldered hawks flying north, one coop, one merlin, the resident red tails, one lingering eagle (or more likely a local bird), and a few blue heron flyovers, -- osprey are on the light stanchion in the train station parking lot where they have nested the past several years. I struck out hoping to see some waterfowl moving up river; virtually nothing either on the river side or the bay side.

The highlight (maybe because spring seems so slow in coming) was my first butterflies of the season - a lady (not sure which), and a beautiful morning cloak. And they of course got me to a song, and in turn the myriad of incredible singer/songwriters Texas has spawned - the more popular e.g. Willie Nelson, Townes van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Delbert McClinton, the less so, e.g. Doug Sahm, Freddie Fender, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Alejandro Escovedo, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Rodney Crowell, Robert Earl Keen, Kasey Musgraves, Hayes Carll, and the more obscure, Roky Erickson, James McMurtry, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tish Hinojosa, Adam Carroll, Carrie Rodriguez, Bruce Robison, and Terri Hendrix - and the many, many I have certainly left out.

What came to mind particularly upon seeing the morning cloak was the beautiful song perhaps more apt for a swallowtail, "Butterfly Wing" by one of the more obscure Mr. Jon Dee Graham --- the way he uses a single common word "that" as a thread to hold a song together; great writing. So Happy Spring, Happy Easter, Happy April Fool's Day, Happy baseball season, and here's to my old friends and you lepidopterists out there: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tNFOPc5g3QE

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Date: 4/1/18 5:32 am
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sandhill Cranes/Mating Hairy Woodpeckers/Red & White-winged Crossbills
Mary Cronk (Tupper Lake) emailed on 3/30/18 to let me know there was a
Sandhill Crane back in Tupper Lake - standing in the snow! (She posted the
photo in eBird, but I don't see the record yet - likely still listed as a
rare bird for the area.) Jack Delehanty and I met looking for it
late-afternoon on Friday and we both missed it. Yesterday, 3/31/18, Ben
Tennyson (Tupper Lake) told me the Sandhill Crane pair was observed all day
(in the marsh where they have nested the past 2 years) - until I arrived in
late afternoon! So the pair is back, but I need to visit earlier in the
day.



A few notes regarding climate change: Hairy Woodpeckers have been moving
their nesting dates back earlier and earlier each year. I estimate that
they are now nesting 2 to 3 weeks earlier than they did 15 to 20 years ago.
(I am not seeing the same changes in the year-round Black-backed Woodpecker
or the migratory Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.) I used to show Adirondack
Birding Festival participants active Hairy Woodpecker nest sites (now held
the second weekend in June, but used to be held the 3rd weekend in June) and
now the young have long since fledged when the Festival runs. I was at
Sabattis Bog in Long Lake (Hamilton Co.) on 3/28/18 when a Hairy Woodpecker
pair flew in and mated! (Lots of snow on the ground and it was cold.) This
is a rapid change and I wonder what changes are occurring (from the climate
warming) that are driving them to keep moving back their nesting schedule.
(If anyone on the list happens to be studying Hairy Woodpeckers and has
thoughts on this, I would be interested to hear them.) Also, on another
section of Sabattis Circle Road, on 3/27/18, I photographed a male Hairy
Woodpecker excavating a nest hole in a telephone pole (Clay Spencer was up
birding from downstate that day and sent me a link to his photos - we
photographed the same bird!) - and it was well underway.



Blue Jays: As I have noted, this is the 3rd winter in a row that Blue Jays
have remained in the central Adirondacks - and in larger numbers this year
(Amer. Crows also stayed this year). They continue to steal food from Gray
Jay caches and I am certain this is going to have a negative impact on Gray
Jays. It is clever on the part of Blue Jays to follow Gray Jays to find
food, but it is very disturbing to watch. In addition, on 3/29/18, I
stopped along Sabattis Road when I saw birds acting stealthy - it was a
group of Blue Jays (no vocalizations) flying silently in an area where
several White-winged Crossbills are currently nesting and there were 2 WWCRs
vocalizing and flying at the Blue Jays non-stop. It would appear the Blue
Jays found their nest. Yet another negative impact from our warming
climate.



A few sightings from the past week:



3/31/18 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.) and Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.)



Ruffed Grouse - 2 (one standing in Sabattis Road, and one dead (road-killed)
in Sabattis Road where I had observed one (the same bird?) the day before)

Sandhill Crane - pair in Tupper Lake (report from Ben Tennyson)

Turkey Vulture - Tupper Lake FOS

Bald Eagle - 3 in Tupper Lake

Gray Jay - it would appear they are on nests now; I found one bird at a
Route 30 location where I feed them and 1 bird at the Round Lake Trailhead.
The bird at the Round Lake Trailhead is the chatty Gray Jay (I've known this
bird for years it would appear!) and it must be a male. It makes the most
interesting sounds whenever it sees me.

Blue Jay - many, including one bird at Sabattis Bog giving a perfect
Northern Goshawk imitation (a Gray Jay did this several days ago, and the
Blue Jay has been doing it every day since). I mostly hear Gray Jays
imitate accipiters and Blue Jays imitate buteos, so hearing one do a goshawk
is interesting!



3/30/18 Long Lake and Tupper Lake



Ruffed Grouse - 1 in Sabattis Circle Road

Sandhill Crane - 1 in Tupper Lake (Report from Mary Cronk) FOS

Gray Jay - chatty bird at the Round Lake Trailhead and 3 at Sabattis Bog (It
is quite apparent now that the nesting pair is allowing the tailless Gray
Jay ("Stubby") to stay with them. The BNA account mentions that this
behavior, of a nesting pair allowing an un-paired bird to stay, only occurs
in 20% of nesting pairs. I have grown really attached to the adorable
tailless bird, so I am thrilled! This is the first year I've seen the
resident pair allow it.)



3/29/18 Long Lake



Black-backed Woodpecker - male at the Round Lake Trailhead

Gray Jay - 5 (2 at the Round Lake Trailhead and 3 at Sabattis Bog)

Red Crossbill - calling at the Round Lake Trailhead

White-winged Crossbill - many singing and calling! (along Route 30 north of
John Dillon Park for a long way (1 to 2 miles), inlet of Little Tupper Lake,
Round Lake Trail, Marsh along Sabattis Road, (& fighting Blue Jays as
described above), and Sabattis Bog.



3/28/18 Long Lake



Amer. Kestrel - inlet of Little Tupper Lake

Hairy Woodpecker - pair mating at Sabattis Bog!

Black-backed Woodpecker - drumming at Sabattis Bog

Gray Jay - 4

White-winged Crossbill - more than 6 observed along Route 30, calling at the
Round Lake Trailhead, and singing and calling birds at Sabattis Bog



3/27/18 Long Lake: Male Hairy Woodpecker excavating a nest hole in a
telephone pole along Sabattis Circle Road. I found 3 Red Crossbills while
walking on North Point Road in Long Lake. Two gritting White-winged
Crossbills on Sabattis Circle Road. The FOS Raccoon visited our feeders
during the night! (week and a half earlier than last year)



3/26/18 Long Lake, Harrietstown, & Piercefield (St. Lawrence Co.): Red
Crossbill pair continuing to build a nest ~90 up in a White Pine. Two
singing White-winged Crossbills at the Round Lake Trailhead. A huge flock
of Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles along the Raquette River on
Corey's Road (Harrietstown in Franklin Co.).



3/25/18 Long Lake: Gray Jay - 4, including a Gray Jay giving a Northern
Goshawk imitation at Sabattis Bog (a Blue Jay has been giving it every day
since!). Red Crossbill - 6 (4 - two pairs along North Point Road and 2
along Sabattis Circle Road). White-winged Crossbill - 2 at the inlet area
of Little Tupper Lake.



I added a few photos to my Facebook page below.



Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Date: 4/1/18 1:30 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYS eBird Hotspots: State, Counties & Locations Updated (Apr/'18)
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
send them to me off list.

All County pages currently have links for the *Illustrated Checklists* and
links to both *Images* and *Audio* from the *Macaulay Library*.

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 900 pages representing a total of 1,836 out of 6,103 hotspots
(30.1%). Updates involve # of species and color codings based on species #
along with updated 2018 periods on the bar chart tables displaying the:

• Current Month: Apr./2018
• Prior Month: Mar./2018
• the current two month period Mar.-Apr./2018
• along with the current year: 2018

For the following counties there are individual 'dynamic' 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 the Top "10" locations and includes Albany,
Bronx, Broome, Chautauqua, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex,
Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Oneida,
Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga,
Sullivan, Ulster & Wayne with Putnam County currently having all shared
locations linked to wikipages.

An *alphabetical list of all hotspots (6,103)* can be found 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
county hotspots. A link to the alphabetical list page is at the bottom of
this message. There is a link to the page at the top of the New York State
page.

*Bar Charts (Species Lists)*: For all county and top 10 location pages
there's a table 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 (488 spp.)' or 'Nassau County (370 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. Point Lookout in Nassau County with its 4 locations.

*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
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*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
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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: 3/31/18 6:50 pm
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park NYC - Sat. Mar. 31, 2018 - American Bittern, Ospreys, Pine Warbler, Field, Swamp, and Fox Sparrows
Central Park NYC
Saturday, March 31, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD, Deborah Allen, m.ob.

Highlights: The American Bittern (record early spring date for Central Park (3/30)) continued at Tupelo Field, Ospreys, Pine Warbler, Field, Swamp, and Fox Sparrows.

Canada Goose - at least 42 (32 Reservoir, at least 10 on the Lake)
Northern Shoveler - more than 120 (122 Reservoir, others on the Lake)
Mallard - 25 Reservoir, others on the Lake & Turtle Pond
Bufflehead - 19 or 20 Reservoir
Hooded Merganser - pair Reservoir
Ruddy Duck - 15 Reservoir
Mourning Dove - 8
American Coot - 5 Reservoir
Herring Gull - 1 Reservoir & flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant - 4 Reservoir & flyovers
American Bittern - continued at Tupelo Field in Tupelo since it's discovery Friday by Michael Waldron
Great Egret - the Lake (Sandra Critelli & Karen Evans)
Osprey - 2 northbound over Pinetum (Jeffrey Michael Ward)
Bald Eagle - reported flyover at the Tupelo Field by Pat Dubren
Red-tailed Hawk - at least 3 (one perched in Mugger's Woods & multiple flyovers)
Red-bellied Woodpecker several
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - at least 4
Downy Woodpecker - at least 3
Northern Flicker - at least 4
Eastern Phoebe - around 8 (in addition Jeff Ward reported 5 at Tanner's Spring early this morning)
Blue Jay - 10 to 15
American Crow - heard several locations
Tufted Titmouse - Swampy Pin Oak/Summer House Meadow in puddle
White-breasted Nuthatch - feeders, heard elsewhere
Brown Creeper - 2 - others reported at the Point (Linda LaBella)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 20
Hermit Thrush - 4
American Robin - numerous (more than 60 on the Great Lawn alone)
Brown Thrasher - Mugger's Woods
House Finch - smaller numbers at feeders
American Goldfinch - 7 or 8 at the feeders, also at Azalea Pond, the Gill, Upper Lobe, etc.
Eastern Towhee - male Mugger's Woods
Field Sparrow - 2 (Pinetum & Summer House Meadow - Deb)
Fox Sparrow - 15
Song Sparrow - at least 40
Swamp Sparrow - 5 (1 Pinetum, 3 Gill Overlook (David Barrett), 1 Upper Lobe (Jeff Ward))
White-throated Sparrow - still common
Dark-eyed Junco - around 80
Red-winged Blackbird - 10
Common Grackle - scattered around
Pine Warbler - male (seen at the Oven early by Bob, refound at the feeders later (thanks Brad Kane))
Northern Cardinal - many singing

Deb Allen

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Date: 3/31/18 3:33 pm
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed Gull - Staten Island
I found a black-headed Gull at Wolfe’s Pond Park on Staten Island about an
hour ago- Seth Wollney and Anthony C. got desent pics.

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Date: 3/31/18 2:32 pm
From: <leormand...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] South shore - Suffolk + EPCAL
Dune road was quiet - no sign of owls or harriers. Shinnecock bay held some oyster catchers, brant, long-tailed ducks, black scorers and common eiders and the occasional loon.

Along the roadside ditches were a large number of great egrets.

I visited EPCAL briefly and barely got out of the car. Grey ghost was present and there were a good number of kestrels.

The mouth of Carmans river had 7 osprey in view at one point. A pair of shovelers was s nice surprise - no sign of bald eagle.

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Date: 3/31/18 2:24 pm
From: Steve Walter <swalter15...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] New Hawk Flyway Discovery
I think that subject line is more interesting than the usual. Well, the
flyway is not really new. I'm sure birds have been there before. And I can't
say the discovery is out of the blue. About 20 years ago, one day (an April
19, as I recall), I detected a small hawk flight (about 70 birds of various
species) along Little Neck Bay in northeastern Queens. I decided that this
year I would finally put some time into seeing if there's something viable
here. The spot I chose is a mile or so south of where I observed that time -
by Alley Pond Environmental Center, but on the north side of Northern Blvd.
Wide open skies for viewing here. And for today, at least, the results were
intriguing and not bad.



I started at 11:00. Now I wish I had started earlier. But going in, it
seemed a preposterous idea to plan a day around spring hawk watching in
Queens. And with a forecast for winds to lighten in mid-day, it didn't
profile as an ideal hawk migration day. Well anyway, 15 minutes into it, a
group of 23 Turkey Vultures came streaming by high. This already was more
TV's than I'd ever seen in one day on Long Island. A few minutes later, it
was a group of 31. This went on for about another hour, with a final tally
of 186 Turkey Vultures (don't laugh Braddock Bay and Derby Hill - that's big
stuff here). The surprising thing is that most were heading east, except for
one group of 13 that were seen going north on the west side of Little Neck
Bay). Looking at a map leads one to think that a north or northeast heading
would allow for a short water crossing before Long Island Sound widens, and
could actually provide somewhat of a concentration point toward the
mainland. This may prove true yet, particularly for other species. The
single Harrier today and a couple of Ospreys went that way. I'm not sure
where the two Kestrels went or if the Cooper's Hawk was not a local. An
adult Bald Eagle flew the wrong way over Little Neck Bay, so probably a
local (still sounds strange to say that in Queens).



The spot I chose is in a meadow and by Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay. So
this provided some other birds to be enjoyed while waiting for hawks.
Notable for here or late March were copulating Killdeer, Great Egret, Barn
Swallow, Palm Warbler, Eastern Meadowlark, and a number of Boat-tailed
Grackles. The most interesting bird was one that flew low past me, giving a
call I didn't recognize. When I got on it flying away, I saw large wing
patches and red emanating from the head. I suppose that could be a Eurasian
Goldfinch.



So not a bad start. Looking forward to tomorrow. A better wind in the
forecast, and hopefully we don't get socked in with clouds too long.



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Date: 3/31/18 1:49 pm
From: Nancy Shamban <nancyshamban...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
David and Gus, you are great!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 31, 2018, at 4:24 PM, <brian.whipple...> wrote:
>
> tl;dr
>
>> On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 12:29 PM Gus Keri <guskeri...> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> [Note: this email is not personal against Sean or Joshua who are some of the nicest people I have met along my birding adventure]
>>
>> Three weeks ago, I deleted all my social media birding-related accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flicker) and sworn not to go back again. I kept this emailing list subscription for rare birds alert because I still love birding. But I will make an exception today and write this email in support of David. Somehow, I feel responsible for what is going on between him and what I call the Secret Society of Brooklyn Elite Birders (SSBEB). [More on this society below.]
>>
>> Let me first start by saying that David’s Twitter account, Brooklyn bird Alert, is the best thing happened for Brooklyn birders in a long time. I am saying this as a Brooklyn birder and speaking on behave of many Brooklyn birders who are in support of David’s work but too afraid to speak out.
>>
>> David is doing a great job in surfing the net (eBird, Twitter accounts, email Lists, etc.) in search of the best information to provide to birders all over the city. He is working hard and his effort is well appreciated by the majority of birders. I applaud him and I Hope he will continue his work undeterred by few criticisms.
>>
>> I feel responsible for all this because I am the one who asked David to start this account. I had been following Manhattan Bird Alert for years and I liked it very much. When David created Bronx Bird Alert, I begged him to start one for Brooklyn. Initially, he hesitated because he doesn’t want to upset Brooklyn birders.
>>
>> I conducted few discussions with Brooklyn birders and found that the opinion is split among the elite birders but the majority of the regular (non-elite) birders were in support of it. After further discussion, David agreed to start the account.
>>
>> It wasn’t long before the account became very popular. Almost more than 90% of the Brooklyn birders I know followed it and some of them started using the hashtag #birdbk. I was happy. And many birders benefited from this account. They saw birds that they wouldn’t have heard about if it wasn’t for David.
>>
>> At the same time, I noticed that few birders didn’t follow this account. I had some bad experience with some of them. (Some of them might have hatred against me since the infamous injured Snowy Owl I tweeted about last November) But I thought, they will eventually come to their senses and recognize that this account is good for all Brooklyn birder.
>>
>> I was wrong.
>>
>> One month ago, A friend birder (I am not going to mention his name) told me that there had been a discussion taking place about my involvement with this account and some believe that I am the one who is doing all the work. And some birders don’t want to help this account because of me. I told him the account is owned and managed completely by David and he does all the work. I have nothing to do with it except that it was my idea.
>>
>> I was shocked to hear that. I couldn’t believe such level of personal hatred even existed. I knew about this SSBEB for a long time but I never though they will descend to this level. I knew they have monopoly over every thing birding in Brooklyn and they don’t like any dissent. They bully the rest of Brooklyn birders into silence.
>>
>> Those who know me well also know that I don’t keep quite when I see something wrong. I express my opinion freely. Some of you might remember the Facebook posts about birding ethics I posted a couple of months ago. Apparently, these posts didn’t go well with the Junta, which is the SSBEB, in the banana republic, that is Brooklyn, and I have always thought I was in America, the land of the free.
>>
>> One week after that encounter with the friend birder, I knew something is brewing. I received an email from another friend birder; also he will remain unnamed, addressing me in a very formal way. We had exchanged many friendly emails in the past year. He is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I knew then that whatever discussion taking place behind a closed door had gotten to him also. Apparently, the SSBEB is exerting pressure on the whole birding community.
>>
>> What happened two days later was the straw that broke the camel’s back and I decided to exit Brooklyn birding community altogether.
>>
>> David tweeted about a Snowy Owl in Floyd Bennett Field which is 10 minutes away from where I live. I immediately got in my car and drove there. The owl was still there. I love Snowy Owl. I know many birders also love them and they enjoy looking at them.
>>
>> I believe God send Snowy Owls to NYC every winter, especially the coldest ones, so people can take a break from their miserable busy lives and enjoy the beauty of this majestic bird, even if it is only for minutes. I believe every New Yorker has the right to look at one of them every winter.
>>
>> I immediately took photos and videos and posted them on social media (especially Brooklyn Bird Alert) thanking David for his tweet. I was happy to know that few other birders also took advantage of this tweet and saw the bird. This is what social media all about; spreading happiness.
>>
>> The following day, a group of misbehaving birders/photographers went to see the bird. They broke the law by trespassing onto the field to get closer to the bird. The bird flew away to one of the nearby island. The event was documented and photos were posted on Twitter.
>>
>> I was very angry at those birders who broke the law and wished if the person who saw them would have called the police to get them. The police are few minutes away in that field. I was very sad all day long. I had a sinking feeling. Something inside me told me a storm is brewing.
>>
>> In the evening, the injured Snowy Owl who saved me last November came through my window and whispered in my ear to check my twitter account. I was shocked to see that few birders had blocked my twitter account denying me the access to their tweets. They all did it at the same time. They must have been in an emergency meeting somewhere in a dark cave under the candle lights right now to decide the fate of the evil-doer Gus Keri.
>>
>> The SSBEB forgot all what ailing the world of birds. They forgot global warming, thinning of the ice cap, deforestation, destruction of habitat, acidification of oceans, plastic-ification of oceans and Trump administration’s attempt at reversing all the environmentally protecting laws for migratory birds. They decided that my twitter account is dangerous to Snowy Owls and leading this species to extinction.
>>
>> What shocked me the most that one of them was one of the nicest people I have ever known and the last person I expected to be blocked by. An overwhelming feeling of sadness descended on me. I didn’t know what to do. The SSBEB have influenced the best of them all into taking action against me.
>>
>> At that moment, I reached a decision that I had been thinking about for few months. I am done with birding altogether. I deleted all my birding-related social media accounts and went into the night quietly. Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep that night until the early morning hours.
>>
>> Over the last few years of birding, I got to know many birders in Brooklyn. The majority if them are very good people who don’t want to make any trouble. They kept saying to me, “he is a nasty man but a very knowledgeable birder and I don’t want to get on his bad side.” The culture of “fear and intimidation” is alive and well in the Brooklyn birding community.
>>
>> Many of them asked me to keep the fight against the Junta SSBEB. But what they don’t know that I am not young, and above all, I am not healthy enough for this fight. I wish I was thirty years younger with my full health. I would have kept my promise to the many good people who just need their voices heard without fear of bad repercussions.
>>
>> Dear David, I have not met you yet. I am hoping to do so at one of my trips to Central park. I don’t know how old or healthy you are. But I hope you will keep this account running, at least because “this town needs this measly one-horse institution if only to have some place where people can come without crawling to Potter.”
>>
>> Thank you every one for reading on.
>> I have a feeling this might be my last communication on this list.
>> So long every one.
>> Gus Keri
>>
>>
>> Sent using Zoho Mail
>>
>>
>>
>> ---- On Sat, 31 Mar 2018 05:23:38 -0700 Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...> wrote ----
>>
>>
>> Even though “the world is turning and you can’t slow down,” I have chosen never to have tweeted, retweeted, used instagram, Ingraham, facebook, linked in or willingly participate in any form of social media. Getting old is not so bad considering where the world is going even if you miss a bird “here, there and everywhere”, as reportage of bird sightings migrates to sources one may choose not to use. It seems to me though not knowing any of the participants to this debate; isn’t the whole point of the social media thing once it’s out there it’s out there for better or perhaps more often for worse and if you choose to give the the new robber barons like Zuckerberg your personal info, well .... and if you choose to follow what Kim Kardashian eats, well; and if you tweet the identity and location of a bird, well ....
>>
>> Seems this newest bird community feud is merely a redux of the photographer v. birder antagonisms not to mention the debate regarding the absurd -unethical many would say - use of incessant play back by some charging $ to lead bird walks so their customers can get better photographs — all issues that hopefully won’t Trump reports of actual bird sightings as migration gets in to full swing. Happy birding.
>>
>> As for birds, I did see a meadowlark at Croton Point today.
>>
>> L. Trachtenberg
>> Ossining, NY.
>>
>> P.s. “Can’t we all just get along” — kidding 🙃
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Mar 30, 2018, at 8:37 PM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:
>>
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>> There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert systems you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to shed some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.
>> We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would imply nesting species as we move into season as well.
>>
>> While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate. While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people have different opinions on the matter.
>>
>> What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.
>>
>> Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.
>>
>> While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Sean Sime
>> Brooklyn, NY
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:
>>
>> Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today, including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too. And the season is just getting started.
>>
>> These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as the first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions are fine, too.
>>
>>
>> To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable, both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of recent alerts:
>>
>> Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp
>>
>> Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx
>>
>> Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk
>>
>> Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu
>>
>> You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts arrive.
>>
>> To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a direct message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I will get you set up.
>>
>> Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:
>>
>> Piping Plover at Rockaway Beach Edgemere #birdqu
>>
>> I have written software that will see your tweet and immediately and automatically relay it from the main account to all followers.
>>
>> If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free account for yourself in a few minutes on the web or by downloading the Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting started with Twitter and on using these alerts:
>>
>> https://bigmanhattanyear.com/
>>
>> I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable. Email me with any questions.
>>
>>
>> These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of finalizing and sending your list.
>>
>>
>> Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:
>>
>> 1) It allows you to attach map screenshots, photos, and videos *directly* – no photo site needed.
>>
>> 2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files without opening a browser.
>>
>> 3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading or provide name/city signature.
>>
>> 4) There are no restricted species.
>>
>> 5) You'll get "likes!" And you can carry on discussions publicly or privately with other birders.
>>
>> 6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send text messages.
>>
>> 7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider exposure and more participation.
>>
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> David Barrett
>> Manhattan
>>
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Date: 3/31/18 1:24 pm
From: <brian.whipple...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
tl;dr

On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 12:29 PM Gus Keri <guskeri...> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
>
>
> [Note: this email is not personal against Sean or Joshua who are some of
> the nicest people I have met along my birding adventure]
>
>
>
> Three weeks ago, I deleted all my social media birding-related accounts
> (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flicker) and sworn not to go
> back again. I kept this emailing list subscription for rare birds alert
> because I still love birding. But I will make an exception today and write
> this email in support of David. Somehow, I feel responsible for what is
> going on between him and what I call the Secret Society of Brooklyn Elite
> Birders (SSBEB). [More on this society below.]
>
>
>
> Let me first start by saying that David’s Twitter account, Brooklyn bird
> Alert, is the best thing happened for Brooklyn birders in a long time. I am
> saying this as a Brooklyn birder and speaking on behave of many Brooklyn
> birders who are in support of David’s work but too afraid to speak out.
>
>
>
> David is doing a great job in surfing the net (eBird, Twitter accounts,
> email Lists, etc.) in search of the best information to provide to birders
> all over the city. He is working hard and his effort is well appreciated by
> the majority of birders. I applaud him and I Hope he will continue his work
> undeterred by few criticisms.
>
>
>
> I feel responsible for all this because I am the one who asked David to
> start this account. I had been following Manhattan Bird Alert for years and
> I liked it very much. When David created Bronx Bird Alert, I begged him to
> start one for Brooklyn. Initially, he hesitated because he doesn’t want to
> upset Brooklyn birders.
>
>
>
> I conducted few discussions with Brooklyn birders and found that the
> opinion is split among the elite birders but the majority of the regular
> (non-elite) birders were in support of it. After further discussion, David
> agreed to start the account.
>
>
>
> It wasn’t long before the account became very popular. Almost more than
> 90% of the Brooklyn birders I know followed it and some of them started
> using the hashtag #birdbk. I was happy. And many birders benefited from
> this account. They saw birds that they wouldn’t have heard about if it
> wasn’t for David.
>
>
>
> At the same time, I noticed that few birders didn’t follow this account. I
> had some bad experience with some of them. (Some of them might have hatred
> against me since the infamous injured Snowy Owl I tweeted about last
> November) But I thought, they will eventually come to their senses and
> recognize that this account is good for all Brooklyn birder.
>
>
>
> I was wrong.
>
>
>
> One month ago, A friend birder (I am not going to mention his name) told
> me that there had been a discussion taking place about my involvement with
> this account and some believe that I am the one who is doing all the work.
> And some birders don’t want to help this account because of me. I told him
> the account is owned and managed completely by David and he does all the
> work. I have nothing to do with it except that it was my idea.
>
>
>
> I was shocked to hear that. I couldn’t believe such level of personal
> hatred even existed. I knew about this SSBEB for a long time but I never
> though they will descend to this level. I knew they have monopoly over
> every thing birding in Brooklyn and they don’t like any dissent. They bully
> the rest of Brooklyn birders into silence.
>
>
>
> Those who know me well also know that I don’t keep quite when I see
> something wrong. I express my opinion freely. Some of you might remember
> the Facebook posts about birding ethics I posted a couple of months ago.
> Apparently, these posts didn’t go well with the Junta, which is the SSBEB,
> in the banana republic, that is Brooklyn, and I have always thought I was
> in America, the land of the free.
>
>
>
> One week after that encounter with the friend birder, I knew something is
> brewing. I received an email from another friend birder; also he will
> remain unnamed, addressing me in a very formal way. We had exchanged many
> friendly emails in the past year. He is one of the nicest people you will
> ever meet. I knew then that whatever discussion taking place behind a
> closed door had gotten to him also. Apparently, the SSBEB is exerting
> pressure on the whole birding community.
>
>
>
> What happened two days later was the straw that broke the camel’s back and
> I decided to exit Brooklyn birding community altogether.
>
>
>
> David tweeted about a Snowy Owl in Floyd Bennett Field which is 10 minutes
> away from where I live. I immediately got in my car and drove there. The
> owl was still there. I love Snowy Owl. I know many birders also love them
> and they enjoy looking at them.
>
>
>
> I believe God send Snowy Owls to NYC every winter, especially the coldest
> ones, so people can take a break from their miserable busy lives and enjoy
> the beauty of this majestic bird, even if it is only for minutes. I believe
> every New Yorker has the right to look at one of them every winter.
>
>
>
> I immediately took photos and videos and posted them on social media
> (especially Brooklyn Bird Alert) thanking David for his tweet. I was happy
> to know that few other birders also took advantage of this tweet and saw
> the bird. This is what social media all about; spreading happiness.
>
>
>
> The following day, a group of misbehaving birders/photographers went to
> see the bird. They broke the law by trespassing onto the field to get
> closer to the bird. The bird flew away to one of the nearby island. The
> event was documented and photos were posted on Twitter.
>
>
>
> I was very angry at those birders who broke the law and wished if the
> person who saw them would have called the police to get them. The police
> are few minutes away in that field. I was very sad all day long. I had a
> sinking feeling. Something inside me told me a storm is brewing.
>
>
>
> In the evening, the injured Snowy Owl who saved me last November came
> through my window and whispered in my ear to check my twitter account. I
> was shocked to see that few birders had blocked my twitter account denying
> me the access to their tweets. They all did it at the same time. They must
> have been in an emergency meeting somewhere in a dark cave under the candle
> lights right now to decide the fate of the evil-doer Gus Keri.
>
>
>
> The SSBEB forgot all what ailing the world of birds. They forgot global
> warming, thinning of the ice cap, deforestation, destruction of habitat,
> acidification of oceans, plastic-ification of oceans and Trump
> administration’s attempt at reversing all the environmentally protecting
> laws for migratory birds. They decided that my twitter account is dangerous
> to Snowy Owls and leading this species to extinction.
>
>
>
> What shocked me the most that one of them was one of the nicest people I
> have ever known and the last person I expected to be blocked by. An
> overwhelming feeling of sadness descended on me. I didn’t know what to do.
> The SSBEB have influenced the best of them all into taking action against
> me.
>
>
>
> At that moment, I reached a decision that I had been thinking about for
> few months. I am done with birding altogether. I deleted all my
> birding-related social media accounts and went into the night quietly.
> Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep that night until the early morning hours.
>
>
>
> Over the last few years of birding, I got to know many birders in
> Brooklyn. The majority if them are very good people who don’t want to make
> any trouble. They kept saying to me, “he is a nasty man but a very
> knowledgeable birder and I don’t want to get on his bad side.” The culture
> of “fear and intimidation” is alive and well in the Brooklyn birding
> community.
>
>
>
> Many of them asked me to keep the fight against the Junta SSBEB. But what
> they don’t know that I am not young, and above all, I am not healthy enough
> for this fight. I wish I was thirty years younger with my full health. I
> would have kept my promise to the many good people who just need their
> voices heard without fear of bad repercussions.
>
>
>
> Dear David, I have not met you yet. I am hoping to do so at one of my
> trips to Central park. I don’t know how old or healthy you are. But I hope
> you will keep this account running, at least because “this town needs
> this measly one-horse institution if only to have some place where people
> can come without crawling to Potter.”
>
>
>
> Thank you every one for reading on.
>
> I have a feeling this might be my last communication on this list.
>
> So long every one.
>
> Gus Keri
>
>
>
> Sent using Zoho Mail <https://www.zoho.com/mail/>
>
>
> ---- On Sat, 31 Mar 2018 05:23:38 -0700 *Larry Trachtenberg
> <Trachtenberg...> <Trachtenberg...>>* wrote ----
>
>
> Even though “the world is turning and you can’t slow down,” I have chosen
> never to have tweeted, retweeted, used instagram, Ingraham, facebook,
> linked in or willingly participate in any form of social media. Getting
> old is not so bad considering where the world is going even if you miss a
> bird “here, there and everywhere”, as reportage of bird sightings migrates
> to sources one may choose not to use. It seems to me though not knowing
> any of the participants to this debate; isn’t the whole point of the social
> media thing once it’s out there it’s out there for better or perhaps more
> often for worse and if you choose to give the the new robber barons like
> Zuckerberg your personal info, well .... and if you choose to follow what
> Kim Kardashian eats, well; and if you tweet the identity and location of a
> bird, well ....
>
> Seems this newest bird community feud is merely a redux of the
> photographer v. birder antagonisms not to mention the debate regarding the
> absurd -unethical many would say - use of incessant play back by some
> charging $ to lead bird walks so their customers can get better photographs
> — all issues that hopefully won’t Trump reports of actual bird sightings as
> migration gets in to full swing. Happy birding.
>
> As for birds, I did see a meadowlark at Croton Point today.
>
> L. Trachtenberg
> Ossining, NY.
>
> P.s. “Can’t we all just get along” — kidding 🙃
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Mar 30, 2018, at 8:37 PM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:
>
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> There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert
> systems you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to
> shed some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.
> We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social
> media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of
> posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but
> given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would
> imply nesting species as we move into season as well.
>
> While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a
> try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's
> ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a
> discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate.
> While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines
> via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people
> have different opinions on the matter.
>
> What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the
> apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using
> the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What
> seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd
> you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet
> them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.
>
> Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full
> understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.
>
> While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I
> see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a
> member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their
> data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in
> civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the
> list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Sean Sime
> Brooklyn, NY
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:
>
> Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today,
> including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too.
> And the season is just getting started.
>
> These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as the
> first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana
> Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions
> are fine, too.
>
>
> To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of
> interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable,
> both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of
> recent alerts:
>
> Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp
>
> Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx
>
> Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk
>
> Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu
>
> You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts
> arrive.
>
> To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a direct
> message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I will get
> you set up.
>
> Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as
> above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:
>
> Piping Plover at Rockaway Beach Edgemere #birdqu
>
> I have written software that will see your tweet and immediately and
> automatically relay it from the main account to all followers.
>
> If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free
> account for yourself in a few minutes on the web or by downloading the
> Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting
> started with Twitter and on using these alerts:
>
> https://bigmanhattanyear.com/
>
> I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable.
> Email me with any questions.
>
>
> These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them
> without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of
> finalizing and sending your list.
>
>
> Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:
>
> 1) It allows you to attach map screenshots, photos, and videos *directly*
> – no photo site needed.
>
> 2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files without
> opening a browser.
>
> 3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading or
> provide name/city signature.
>
> 4) There are no restricted species.
>
> 5) You'll get "likes!" And you can carry on discussions publicly or
> privately with other birders.
>
> 6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send text
> messages.
>
> 7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider
> exposure and more participation.
>
>
> Good birding,
>
> David Barrett
> Manhattan
>
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Date: 3/31/18 9:29 am
From: Gus Keri <guskeri...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
Hi everyone,



[Note: this email is not personal against Sean or Joshua who are some of the nicest people I have met along my birding adventure]



Three weeks ago, I deleted all my social media birding-related accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flicker) and sworn not to go back again. I kept this emailing list subscription for rare birds alert because I still love birding. But I will make an exception today and write this email in support of David. Somehow, I feel responsible for what is going on between him and what I call the Secret Society of Brooklyn Elite Birders (SSBEB). [More on this society below.]



Let me first start by saying that David’s Twitter account, Brooklyn bird Alert, is the best thing happened for Brooklyn birders in a long time. I am saying this as a Brooklyn birder and speaking on behave of many Brooklyn birders who are in support of David’s work but too afraid to speak out.



David is doing a great job in surfing the net (eBird, Twitter accounts, email Lists, etc.) in search of the best information to provide to birders all over the city. He is working hard and his effort is well appreciated by the majority of birders. I applaud him and I Hope he will continue his work undeterred by few criticisms.



I feel responsible for all this because I am the one who asked David to start this account. I had been following Manhattan Bird Alert for years and I liked it very much. When David created Bronx Bird Alert, I begged him to start one for Brooklyn. Initially, he hesitated because he doesn’t want to upset Brooklyn birders.



I conducted few discussions with Brooklyn birders and found that the opinion is split among the elite birders but the majority of the regular (non-elite) birders were in support of it. After further discussion, David agreed to start the account.



It wasn’t long before the account became very popular. Almost more than 90% of the Brooklyn birders I know followed it and some of them started using the hashtag #birdbk. I was happy. And many birders benefited from this account. They saw birds that they wouldn’t have heard about if it wasn’t for David.



At the same time, I noticed that few birders didn’t follow this account. I had some bad experience with some of them. (Some of them might have hatred against me since the infamous injured Snowy Owl I tweeted about last November) But I thought, they will eventually come to their senses and recognize that this account is good for all Brooklyn birder.



I was wrong.



One month ago, A friend birder (I am not going to mention his name) told me that there had been a discussion taking place about my involvement with this account and some believe that I am the one who is doing all the work. And some birders don’t want to help this account because of me. I told him the account is owned and managed completely by David and he does all the work. I have nothing to do with it except that it was my idea.



I was shocked to hear that. I couldn’t believe such level of personal hatred even existed. I knew about this SSBEB for a long time but I never though they will descend to this level. I knew they have monopoly over every thing birding in Brooklyn and they don’t like any dissent. They bully the rest of Brooklyn birders into silence.



Those who know me well also know that I don’t keep quite when I see something wrong. I express my opinion freely. Some of you might remember the Facebook posts about birding ethics I posted a couple of months ago. Apparently, these posts didn’t go well with the Junta, which is the SSBEB, in the banana republic, that is Brooklyn, and I have always thought I was in America, the land of the free.



One week after that encounter with the friend birder, I knew something is brewing. I received an email from another friend birder; also he will remain unnamed, addressing me in a very formal way. We had exchanged many friendly emails in the past year. He is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I knew then that whatever discussion taking place behind a closed door had gotten to him also. Apparently, the SSBEB is exerting pressure on the whole birding community.



What happened two days later was the straw that broke the camel’s back and I decided to exit Brooklyn birding community altogether.



David tweeted about a Snowy Owl in Floyd Bennett Field which is 10 minutes away from where I live. I immediately got in my car and drove there. The owl was still there. I love Snowy Owl. I know many birders also love them and they enjoy looking at them.



I believe God send Snowy Owls to NYC every winter, especially the coldest ones, so people can take a break from their miserable busy lives and enjoy the beauty of this majestic bird, even if it is only for minutes. I believe every New Yorker has the right to look at one of them every winter.



I immediately took photos and videos and posted them on social media (especially Brooklyn Bird Alert) thanking David for his tweet. I was happy to know that few other birders also took advantage of this tweet and saw the bird. This is what social media all about; spreading happiness.



The following day, a group of misbehaving birders/photographers went to see the bird. They broke the law by trespassing onto the field to get closer to the bird. The bird flew away to one of the nearby island. The event was documented and photos were posted on Twitter.



I was very angry at those birders who broke the law and wished if the person who saw them would have called the police to get them. The police are few minutes away in that field. I was very sad all day long. I had a sinking feeling. Something inside me told me a storm is brewing.



In the evening, the injured Snowy Owl who saved me last November came through my window and whispered in my ear to check my twitter account. I was shocked to see that few birders had blocked my twitter account denying me the access to their tweets. They all did it at the same time. They must have been in an emergency meeting somewhere in a dark cave under the candle lights right now to decide the fate of the evil-doer Gus Keri.



The SSBEB forgot all what ailing the world of birds. They forgot global warming, thinning of the ice cap, deforestation, destruction of habitat, acidification of oceans, plastic-ification of oceans and Trump administration’s attempt at reversing all the environmentally protecting laws for migratory birds. They decided that my twitter account is dangerous to Snowy Owls and leading this species to extinction.



What shocked me the most that one of them was one of the nicest people I have ever known and the last person I expected to be blocked by. An overwhelming feeling of sadness descended on me. I didn’t know what to do. The SSBEB have influenced the best of them all into taking action against me.



At that moment, I reached a decision that I had been thinking about for few months. I am done with birding altogether. I deleted all my birding-related social media accounts and went into the night quietly. Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep that night until the early morning hours.



Over the last few years of birding, I got to know many birders in Brooklyn. The majority if them are very good people who don’t want to make any trouble. They kept saying to me, “he is a nasty man but a very knowledgeable birder and I don’t want to get on his bad side.” The culture of “fear and intimidation” is alive and well in the Brooklyn birding community.



Many of them asked me to keep the fight against the Junta SSBEB. But what they don’t know that I am not young, and above all, I am not healthy enough for this fight. I wish I was thirty years younger with my full health. I would have kept my promise to the many good people who just need their voices heard without fear of bad repercussions.



Dear David, I have not met you yet. I am hoping to do so at one of my trips to Central park. I don’t know how old or healthy you are. But I hope you will keep this account running, at least because “this town needs this measly one-horse institution if only to have some place where people can come without crawling to Potter.”



Thank you every one for reading on.

I have a feeling this might be my last communication on this list.

So long every one.

Gus Keri





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Even though “the world is turning and you can’t slow down,” I have chosen never to have tweeted, retweeted, used instagram, Ingraham, facebook, linked in or willingly participate in any form of social media. Getting old is not so bad considering where the world is going even if you miss a bird “here, there and everywhere”, as reportage of bird sightings migrates to sources one may choose not to use. It seems to me though not knowing any of the participants to this debate; isn’t the whole point of the social media thing once it’s out there it’s out there for better or perhaps more often for worse and if you choose to give the the new robber barons like Zuckerberg your personal info, well .... and if you choose to follow what Kim Kardashian eats, well; and if you tweet the identity and location of a bird, well ....



Seems this newest bird community feud is merely a redux of the photographer v. birder antagonisms not to mention the debate regarding the absurd -unethical many would say - use of incessant play back by some charging $ to lead bird walks so their customers can get better photographs — all issues that hopefully won’t Trump reports of actual bird sightings as migration gets in to full swing. Happy birding.



As for birds, I did see a meadowlark at Croton Point today.



L. Trachtenberg

Ossining, NY.



P.s. “Can’t we all just get along” — kidding 🙃





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There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert systems you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to shed some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.

We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would imply nesting species as we move into season as well.



While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate. While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people have different opinions on the matter.



What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.



Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.



While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.



Kind regards,



Sean Sime

Brooklyn, NY




















On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett &lt;<miler6...>&gt; wrote:



Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today, including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too. And the season is just getting started.



These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as the first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions are fine, too.





To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable, both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of recent alerts:



Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp



Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx



Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk



Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu



You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts arrive.




To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a direct message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I will get you set up.



Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:



Piping Plover at Rockaway Beach Edgemere #birdqu



I have written software that will see your tweet and immediately and automatically relay it from the main account to all followers.



If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free account for yourself in a few minutes on the web or by downloading the Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting started with Twitter and on using these alerts:



https://bigmanhattanyear.com/



I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable. Email me with any questions.





These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of finalizing and sending your list.





Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:



1) It allows you to attach map screenshots, photos, and videos *directly* – no photo site needed.



2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files without opening a browser.



3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading or provide name/city signature.



4) There are no restricted species.



5) You'll get "likes!" And you can carry on discussions publicly or privately with other birders.



6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send text messages.




7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider exposure and more participation.





Good birding,







David Barrett

Manhattan






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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Fwd: [SINaturaList] Little gull at Wolfe’s
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Date: 3/31/18 5:23 am
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
Even though “the world is turning and you can’t slow down,” I have chosen never to have tweeted, retweeted, used instagram, Ingraham, facebook, linked in or willingly participate in any form of social media. Getting old is not so bad considering where the world is going even if you miss a bird “here, there and everywhere”, as reportage of bird sightings migrates to sources one may choose not to use. It seems to me though not knowing any of the participants to this debate; isn’t the whole point of the social media thing once it’s out there it’s out there for better or perhaps more often for worse and if you choose to give the the new robber barons like Zuckerberg your personal info, well .... and if you choose to follow what Kim Kardashian eats, well; and if you tweet the identity and location of a bird, well ....

Seems this newest bird community feud is merely a redux of the photographer v. birder antagonisms not to mention the debate regarding the absurd -unethical many would say - use of incessant play back by some charging $ to lead bird walks so their customers can get better photographs — all issues that hopefully won’t Trump reports of actual bird sightings as migration gets in to full swing. Happy birding.

As for birds, I did see a meadowlark at Croton Point today.

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining, NY.

P.s. “Can’t we all just get along” — kidding 🙃

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 30, 2018, at 8:37 PM, Sean Sime <sean...><mailto:<sean...>> wrote:

There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert systems you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to shed some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.
We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would imply nesting species as we move into season as well.

While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate. While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people have different opinions on the matter.

What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.

Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.

While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.

Kind regards,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY









On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett <miler6...><mailto:<miler6...>> wrote:
Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today, including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too. And the season is just getting started.

These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as the first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions are fine, too.

To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable, both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of recent alerts:

Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp

Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx

Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk

Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu

You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts arrive.

To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a direct message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I will get you set up.

Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:

Piping Plover at Rockaway Beach Edgemere #birdqu

I have written software that will see your tweet and immediately and automatically relay it from the main account to all followers.

If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free account for yourself in a few minutes on the web or by downloading the Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting started with Twitter and on using these alerts:

https://bigmanhattanyear.com/

I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable. Email me with any questions.


These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of finalizing and sending your list.


Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:

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2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files without opening a browser.

3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading or provide name/city signature.

4) There are no restricted species.

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7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider exposure and more participation.


Good birding,

David Barrett
Manhattan


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Date: 3/31/18 4:31 am
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
David, I truly believe you have nothing but the best intentions for these
alerts and want them to enrich and expand the birding experience for all.
But at the same time, your product has entered an existing Twitter
community that had certain norms, and has not respected those norms you
disagree with. Not all of those norms were or are universally agreed on by
everyone in that group, but they were and are largely shared.

You are right that you are not violating any terms of use or actual rights.
But many of us who enjoyed our local Twitter community in Brooklyn no
longer do, as a direct result of #birdbk. Many of that community's most
active posters are restricting our Twitter use or migrating to other
platforms.

I, at least, do not mean to make you defensive. But please see that many of
the intended users of your product do not enjoy it the way you had hoped,
at least in this pocket of the birding world, and that as a result it is
having an effect opposite to your intent. I don't want to exaggerate the
importance of Twitter, but let's say it is is ever-so-slightly lessening
the birding experience rather than ever-so-slightly enhancing it.

On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:19 PM David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:

> Sean and all,
>
> Let me address your issues point-by-point.
>
> No one is required to post on anything, and no one is required to "chase"
> any of the alerts. You and all birders are free to post as you see fit or
> not post, for whatever reasons you have -- ethical or otherwise. None of
> the county alerts have ever posted on a species on the eBird Sensitive
> Species List, and it is likely that they never will. Though if a Gyrfalcon
> ever chances to visit Brooklyn again, I suspect you will want to see it. So
> will a lot of other people.
>
> I strongly encourage all users of my alerts to treat wildlife with
> appropriate respect. Ultimately, what anyone does with the alert info is a
> matter of personal choice.
>
> The alerts rely on public information and on tweets contributed freely and
> willingly by followed users. In particular, publicly-visible eBird reports
> are *public* information: anyone can view these reports online.
>
> That said, as a general rule and out of respect for people's privacy, I do
> not attribute names to reports of eBird users who do not follow the county
> alerts on which I post the info. I may rarely include the eBird list as a
> link, a permitted use of eBird info. The report itself is a matter of
> public record. My posting that there is a "Eurasian Wigeon at Marine Park"
> does not infringe on anyone's privacy.
>
> In further point of fact, I do not see any Direct Messages on my account
> of people asking that I not use their tweets. Not that it would matter --
> for reasons I discuss below. I do have a lot of messages thanking me for
> running a great site and helping them to see the birds they wanted to see.
>
> As a Twitter user you are aware that tweets posted on Twitter enter the
> public realm -- same with anything you post on the internet. Private
> information is a different matter, and Twitter has a policy on that:
>
> https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/personal-information
>
> But I am not posting people's credit card numbers (of course that is
> against Twitter rules). Twitter allows posting people's names, but I do not
> even do that -- nor do I even post their Twitter handles -- if they are NOT
> followers.
>
> I run sites that provide birding information, and I post such information
> as I am made aware of it. That is most certainly a fair use of Twitter
> info.
>
> Often other users pass information along to me from what they read or see.
> If someone I trust tells me, "There is an Eastern Phoebe at Lullwater" I
> will tweet "Eastern Phoebe reported at Lullwater." Maybe you were the
> initial finder of the bird. Maybe you even tweeted it -- I don't know. If
> you want credit, ask to follow my alerts and use them. But, no, you do not
> get to decide that I cannot tweet that a certain wild bird might be in a
> certain public place just because you saw it there!
>
> Major League Baseball, by comparison, legally sells the rights to
> broadcast its games. Still, I can tweet, "Severino struck out the side in
> the 3rd" if I want -- even if the hitters he struck out would prefer that
> information be kept quiet, and even if a hundred other fans tweeted the
> same thing.
>
> To be clear, I am just another Twitter user. You see how Twitter works --
> people say stuff on Twitter, and then other people respond to it. Sometimes
> people say embarrassing things they immediately wish they had not said, and
> then that stuff gets retweeted or quote-tweeted a million times and jobs
> are lost and lives ruined. The excuse, "Sorry, I wanted that tweet to be
> kept private" carries no weight. That is just not how Twitter works.
>
> So no, there is no Facebook analogy here. I do not own any of your data. I
> do not even make any money from the alerts -- in fact, I pay for the cloud
> computing time that allows my software to run so the alert accounts can
> gather and relay data quickly. You and I have no contract between each
> other, implied or otherwise. If you want your bird reports to be completely
> private, don't post them to Twitter or eBird or anywhere else on the net.
> Then we'll all be the worse off for it.
>
> I created Brooklyn Bird Alert because I wanted to help grow the birding
> community in Brooklyn and provide it with a top-notch, free service that
> organizes real-time reports and makes it simple for everyone to gain access
> to them. Instead of everyone having to laboriously follow 100+ other
> birding accounts and then get those 100+ to follow them back, I offer a
> simple solution: follow the @BirdBrklyn account and it will provide all
> relevant reports and handle following all other users. It also gives credit
> to those followed users tweeting reports with it. We have a lot of happy
> Brooklyn followers.
>
> This is all I have to say on the matter. I am happy to discuss further
> with you (or anyone) by email, but I will not say anything more here. I
> think we all would like to focus on enjoying the start of the season and on
> reading bird reports here.
>
> David Barrett
> Manhattan
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 8:36 PM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:
>
>> There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert
>> systems you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to
>> shed some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.
>> We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social
>> media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of
>> posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but
>> given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would
>> imply nesting species as we move into season as well.
>>
>> While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a
>> try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's
>> ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a
>> discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate.
>> While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines
>> via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people
>> have different opinions on the matter.
>>
>> What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the
>> apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using
>> the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What
>> seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd
>> you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet
>> them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.
>>
>> Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full
>> understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.
>>
>> While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I
>> see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a
>> member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their
>> data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in
>> civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the
>> list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Sean Sime
>> Brooklyn, NY
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:
>>
>>> Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today,
>>> including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too.
>>> And the season is just getting started.
>>>
>>> These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as
>>> the first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana
>>> Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions
>>> are fine, too.
>>>
>>> To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of
>>> interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable,
>>> both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of
>>> recent alerts:
>>>
>>> Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark,
>>> #birdcp
>>>
>>> Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx
>>>
>>> Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk
>>>
>>> Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu
>>>
>>> You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts
>>> arrive.
>>>
>>> To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a
>>> direct message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I
>>> will get you set up.
>>>
>>> Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as
>>> above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:
>>>
>>> Piping Plover at Rockaway Beach Edgemere #birdqu
>>>
>>> I have written software that will see your tweet and immediately and
>>> automatically relay it from the main account to all followers.
>>>
>>> If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free
>>> account for yourself in a few minutes on the web or by downloading the
>>> Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting
>>> started with Twitter and on using these alerts:
>>>
>>> https://bigmanhattanyear.com/
>>>
>>> I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and
>>> enjoyable. Email me with any questions.
>>>
>>>
>>> These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to
>>> them without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of
>>> finalizing and sending your list.
>>>
>>>
>>> Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:
>>>
>>> 1) It allows you to attach map screenshots, photos, and videos
>>> *directly* – no photo site needed.
>>>
>>> 2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files
>>> without opening a browser.
>>>
>>> 3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading
>>> or provide name/city signature.
>>>
>>> 4) There are no restricted species.
>>>
>>> 5) You'll get "likes!" And you can carry on discussions publicly or
>>> privately with other birders.
>>>
>>> 6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send
>>> text messages.
>>>
>>> 7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider
>>> exposure and more participation.
>>>
>>>
>>> Good birding,
>>>
>>> David Barrett
>>> Manhattan
>>>
>>>
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Date: 3/30/18 8:47 pm
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] NYC Area RBA: 30 March 2018
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Mar. 30, 2018
* NYNY1803.30

- Birds Mentioned

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
EURASIAN WIGEON
RED-NECKED GREBE
AMERICAN BITTERN
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
American Oystercatcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
RAZORBILL
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Laughing Gull
ICELAND GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
SNOWY OWL
Eastern Phoebe
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Louisiana Waterthrush
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle

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

Compilers: Tom Burke and Tony Lauro
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, March 30, 2018
at 8:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are BLACK-HEADED, ICELAND and LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, EURASIAN WIGEON,
RED-NECKED GREBE, SNOWY OWL, RAZORBILL, AMERICAN BITTERN and a few more
spring arrivals.

This week’s highlight was perhaps no nor’easter to deal with, providing
opportunities for a few more spring migrants to arrive, but winter birds
still dominate locally. A few sightings of BLACK-HEADED GULL include an
adult coming into breeding plumage seen as recently as Thursday near Coney
Island Creek as viewed from Calvert Vaux Park. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
was also present there.

An immature BLACK-HEADED GULL has also been visiting Gravesend Bay, seen at
the middle parking lot off the eastbound Belt Parkway up to Thursday, this
perhaps the same BLACK-HEADED spotted at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature
Center Saturday and Wednesday.

An ICELAND GULL has also been in the Gravesend Bay/Coney Island Creek area
up to today, and among other scattered LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were three
at Robert Moses State Park and two at Calvert Vaux Park today.

Among the lingering waterfowl, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was still on
Tung Ting Pond in Centerport last Saturday, and a pair of Eurasian Wigeon
was noted at Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4 today, with a drake still at the
Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center last weekend.

A number of RED-NECKED GREBES about have included one still at the
Restoration Pond at Alley Pond Park today, one at the Salt Marsh Nature
Center Wednesday and Thursday, one off Floyd Bennett Field Wednesday, and
two in Gravesend Bay today.

After a slow winter except at Montauk Point, RAZORBILLS made a move
Wednesday morning when 31 were counted off Robert Moses State Park, mostly
headed eastward.

With a few still around, lingering SNOWY OWLS this week were noted within
the New York City limits at Breezy Point, Floyd Bennett Field and the
Rockaways.

A nice find today was an AMERICAN BITTERN perched in a Tupelo at Tupelo
Field in Central Park, while rather odd for Central Park has been a
female-type BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE apparently lingering in the southeastern
section of the park with a COMMON GRACKLE flock.

Among the newer arrivals this week, these noted today, were some GLOSSY
IBIS along the south shore of Long Island, including 48 at Timber Point, a
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW at Randalls Island, and single Brooklyn
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHES in Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. Increases
this week were noted for GREAT EGRET, YELLOW-CROWNED and BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONS, OSPREY, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, WILSON’S
SNIPE, LAUGHING GULL, EASTERN PHOEBE, PINE and PALM WARBLERS, and CHIPPING
SPARROW.

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

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: 3/30/18 8:19 pm
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
Sean and all,

Let me address your issues point-by-point.

No one is required to post on anything, and no one is required to "chase"
any of the alerts. You and all birders are free to post as you see fit or
not post, for whatever reasons you have -- ethical or otherwise. None of
the county alerts have ever posted on a species on the eBird Sensitive
Species List, and it is likely that they never will. Though if a Gyrfalcon
ever chances to visit Brooklyn again, I suspect you will want to see it. So
will a lot of other people.

I strongly encourage all users of my alerts to treat wildlife with
appropriate respect. Ultimately, what anyone does with the alert info is a
matter of personal choice.

The alerts rely on public information and on tweets contributed freely and
willingly by followed users. In particular, publicly-visible eBird reports
are *public* information: anyone can view these reports online.

That said, as a general rule and out of respect for people's privacy, I do
not attribute names to reports of eBird users who do not follow the county
alerts on which I post the info. I may rarely include the eBird list as a
link, a permitted use of eBird info. The report itself is a matter of
public record. My posting that there is a "Eurasian Wigeon at Marine Park"
does not infringe on anyone's privacy.

In further point of fact, I do not see any Direct Messages on my account of
people asking that I not use their tweets. Not that it would matter -- for
reasons I discuss below. I do have a lot of messages thanking me for
running a great site and helping them to see the birds they wanted to see.

As a Twitter user you are aware that tweets posted on Twitter enter the
public realm -- same with anything you post on the internet. Private
information is a different matter, and Twitter has a policy on that:

https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/personal-information

But I am not posting people's credit card numbers (of course that is
against Twitter rules). Twitter allows posting people's names, but I do not
even do that -- nor do I even post their Twitter handles -- if they are NOT
followers.

I run sites that provide birding information, and I post such information
as I am made aware of it. That is most certainly a fair use of Twitter
info.

Often other users pass information along to me from what they read or see.
If someone I trust tells me, "There is an Eastern Phoebe at Lullwater" I
will tweet "Eastern Phoebe reported at Lullwater." Maybe you were the
initial finder of the bird. Maybe you even tweeted it -- I don't know. If
you want credit, ask to follow my alerts and use them. But, no, you do not
get to decide that I cannot tweet that a certain wild bird might be in a
certain public place just because you saw it there!

Major League Baseball, by comparison, legally sells the rights to broadcast
its games. Still, I can tweet, "Severino struck out the side in the 3rd" if
I want -- even if the hitters he struck out would prefer that information
be kept quiet, and even if a hundred other fans tweeted the same thing.

To be clear, I am just another Twitter user. You see how Twitter works --
people say stuff on Twitter, and then other people respond to it. Sometimes
people say embarrassing things they immediately wish they had not said, and
then that stuff gets retweeted or quote-tweeted a million times and jobs
are lost and lives ruined. The excuse, "Sorry, I wanted that tweet to be
kept private" carries no weight. That is just not how Twitter works.

So no, there is no Facebook analogy here. I do not own any of your data. I
do not even make any money from the alerts -- in fact, I pay for the cloud
computing time that allows my software to run so the alert accounts can
gather and relay data quickly. You and I have no contract between each
other, implied or otherwise. If you want your bird reports to be completely
private, don't post them to Twitter or eBird or anywhere else on the net.
Then we'll all be the worse off for it.

I created Brooklyn Bird Alert because I wanted to help grow the birding
community in Brooklyn and provide it with a top-notch, free service that
organizes real-time reports and makes it simple for everyone to gain access
to them. Instead of everyone having to laboriously follow 100+ other
birding accounts and then get those 100+ to follow them back, I offer a
simple solution: follow the @BirdBrklyn account and it will provide all
relevant reports and handle following all other users. It also gives credit
to those followed users tweeting reports with it. We have a lot of happy
Brooklyn followers.

This is all I have to say on the matter. I am happy to discuss further with
you (or anyone) by email, but I will not say anything more here. I think we
all would like to focus on enjoying the start of the season and on reading
bird reports here.

David Barrett
Manhattan




















On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 8:36 PM, Sean Sime <sean...> wrote:

> There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert
> systems you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to
> shed some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.
> We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social
> media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of
> posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but
> given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would
> imply nesting species as we move into season as well.
>
> While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a
> try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's
> ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a
> discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate.
> While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines
> via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people
> have different opinions on the matter.
>
> What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the
> apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using
> the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What
> seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd
> you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet
> them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.
>
> Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full
> understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.
>
> While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I
> see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a
> member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their
> data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in
> civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the
> list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Sean Sime
> Brooklyn, NY
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:
>
>> Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today,
>> including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too.
>> And the season is just getting started.
>>
>> These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as
>> the first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana
>> Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions
>> are fine, too.
>>
>> To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of
>> interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable,
>> both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of
>> recent alerts:
>>
>> Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp
>>
>> Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx
>>
>> Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk
>>
>> Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu
>>
>> You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts
>> arrive.
>>
>> To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a
>> direct message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I
>> will get you set up.
>>
>> Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as
>> above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:
>>
>> Piping Plover at Rockaway Beach Edgemere #birdqu
>>
>> I have written software that will see your tweet and immediately and
>> automatically relay it from the main account to all followers.
>>
>> If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free
>> account for yourself in a few minutes on the web or by downloading the
>> Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting
>> started with Twitter and on using these alerts:
>>
>> https://bigmanhattanyear.com/
>>
>> I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable.
>> Email me with any questions.
>>
>>
>> These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them
>> without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of
>> finalizing and sending your list.
>>
>>
>> Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:
>>
>> 1) It allows you to attach map screenshots, photos, and videos
>> *directly* – no photo site needed.
>>
>> 2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files
>> without opening a browser.
>>
>> 3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading
>> or provide name/city signature.
>>
>> 4) There are no restricted species.
>>
>> 5) You'll get "likes!" And you can carry on discussions publicly or
>> privately with other birders.
>>
>> 6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send
>> text messages.
>>
>> 7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider
>> exposure and more participation.
>>
>>
>> Good birding,
>>
>> David Barrett
>> Manhattan
>>
>>
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Date: 3/30/18 5:36 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
There has been much discussion off-list regarding the Twitter alert systems
you have set up and the many unknowns I'm hoping you may be able to shed
some light on to the list and therefore I'm replying here.
We all agree there can be great benefit to information sharing via social
media. Yet there are many who are concerned regarding your practice of
posting sensitive species locations, currently daytime roosting owls, but
given line #4 in your post, "There are no restricted species" it would
imply nesting species as we move into season as well.

While many people in Kings County were eager to give the birdbk hashtag a
try it quickly seemed to push the limits of our local birding community's
ethics in this regard. This post is in no way an attempt to have a
discussion regarding what level of intrusion on bird life is appropriate.
While most of us follow the ABA Code of Ethics or follow similar guidelines
via local organizations or eBird it is easy to understand different people
have different opinions on the matter.

What I am wondering and I'm hoping you will shed some light on is the
apparent harvesting of data outside of the purview of people who are using
the hashtag, whether from eBird, local text alerts or what have you. What
seems particularly troubling is that multiple people have specifically DM'd
you and asked that you do not use their tweets and you continue to retweet
them anyway, although apparently stripping their names from your posting.

Given the current events, it seems appropriate people should have a full
understanding of how their data is being gathered, stored and used.

While reasonable people may disagree on what is ethical birding or not I
see less room for different interpretations when it comes to ignoring a
member of the birding community's direct request to have you not use their
data. As one human being to another this seems to be completely lacking in
civility. I hope you will take the time to respond to these concerns to the
list as they are shared by many people in the NYC birding community.

Kind regards,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY









On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM, David Barrett <miler6...> wrote:

> Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today,
> including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too.
> And the season is just getting started.
>
> These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as the
> first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana
> Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions
> are fine, too.
>
> To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of
> interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable,
> both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of
> recent alerts:
>
> Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp
>
> Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx
>
> Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk
>
> Queens: @BirdQueens, https://twitter.com/BirdQueens, #birdqu
>
> You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts
> arrive.
>
> To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a direct
> message on Twitter to one of the above accounts. Or email me and I will get
> you set up.
>
> Then to send an alert you just "tweet" using the appropriate hashtag as
> above. For example, to send an alert for Queens:
>
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>
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> Twitter app on your device. See my site for complete directions on getting
> started with Twitter and on using these alerts:
>
> https://bigmanhattanyear.com/
>
> I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable.
> Email me with any questions.
>
>
> These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them
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>
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>
> 6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send text
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Date: 3/30/18 5:21 pm
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC 3/28-29-30 (American Bittern, lots more arrivals)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 28-29-30 March, 2018
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

A decent day on Wednesday (3/28) - for Ardeidae anyhow, in Central Park - where a modest flight of Great Blue Herons took place between first-light & around 8 a.m. - totaling 12 birds of that species, all moving across & over the north end of the park, & exiting to the N/NE. It’s a fairly good count, for just 2 hrs. or so, & for the location. Much later in the day it seemed, the Great Egrets followed, albeit in far lower number - these were found in up to 4 locations, but it was not certain that all 4 sightings were separate individuals - locations were from The Pond, in the SE part of the park (where none were noted by me in mid-morn’), Turtle Pond, the Lake, & the Meer (later). Finally and not too unexpectedly given the preceding, at near-dusk on Wed. evening, at least 6 Black-crowned Night-Herons snuck in to locations that can be typical for them, at the Lake, Pond, & the last-seen at nearly 8 p.m., at the Meer. In other Wed. birding, it seemed that [Red] Fox Sparrows may have been on the move, with a few in scattered small parks-greenspaces where I am not usually aware of any (midtown & Upper E. Side in Manhattan) as well as a very limited number in Central, some of those singing right thru mid-day.
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Thursday (3/29) saw fog & drizzles, but there was a good amount of migration in the early hours of Wed. night, however, a lot went straight through, & it seemed from Thursday’s park-wander (a typical walk taking in the north, middle, & southern parts of Central Park, with a stop at the reservoir) that a number of birds had also lifted off & moved on from the park, northbound now… numbers of Robins, White-throated Sparrows, and some other species all down. The E. Phoebes (in sparse no’s.) that were present on Mon., 3/26 (tip ‘o’ the hat to Alan Messer) around the Ramble & Lake seemed to have already mainly moved on by Tuesday. Even a find of one Phoebe had been cause for more excitement; it’s been slim-pickings, in a lot of hyperlocal migrant-watch in Manhattan, but birds are & have been moving, esp. on any nights without fierce northerly winds, as was so in the prior weeks. At least 40 Cedar Waxwings (probably a few more than) were still visiting the area both in & outside the Conservatory Garden’s west fence, adjacent with the English (south) garden. I did not come up with any Hermit Thrush on Thurs., although easily could have missed a few if there were some; [Red[ Fox Sparrows were in a few more-concentrated patches, in the Ramble (esp.) and also in a few spots in the N. end. Not tough to notice were the at least 250 N. Shovelers, mostly on the east half of the reservoir (which is now sharply delineated by the highly-exposed dividing dike that runs between the old pumping stations). Also at the reservoir were lingering Am. Coots (and 1 at the Pond was lingering too), over a dozen Bufflehead, and only about 40 Ruddy Duck. The gulls were not in great numbers Thurs. morning, & included the 3 typical “winter” species of the region: Ring-billed, [American] Herring, & Great Black-backed. N.B. - many of the Shovelers appeared to be taking flight, possibly moving on, as the morning progressed on Thurs. - a lot of other waterfowl may have already moved on, yet additional movement will likely be detected in coming days here.

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Good Friday, 30 March - A much stronger pulse of migrants made it thru ahead of the showers that moved in late Thursday night (rain came past N.Y. City from the west Fri. early a.m.) - and while a lot again managed to make it past N.Y.C., a good many birds set down too - as a light band of showers moved across the region in the pre-dawn hour - the “magic” hour, sometimes.

A number of likely first-of-year sightings for Central, & a fresh reinforcement of some species that had already shown up in lesser numbers before this day. Freshly-arrived migrants were being seen in almost any & all green-spaces around Manhattan (& of course, beyond), with nice migrant sightings in Manhattan from one end of the island to the other & points east & west.

One big (& well-seen) bird of the day for Central Park was an AMERICAN BITTERN, which was found by Michael Waldron in the Ramble; while not entirely unexpected, these birds are not at all common as 'drop-ins' to Central. Thanks for that discovery! And thanks to a flow of air from the S/SW thru much of the day, a small number of diurnal migrants were also passing, such as Osprey, Tree Swallows, and small numbers of icterids still moving into mid-day (as seen going north out of the north end of the park by nearly noon).

Friday, 30 March - all in or over Central Park - (I was out from first-light to around 3, w/ very short time-out; all areas in park looked in, less-so at the Ramble, which however plenty of other birders covered, & good chance more was seen as the day progressed! I made brief forays into other places, while some birders put in real time in a variety of green-spaces in Manhattan. one example of species I noted from outside the park: Turkey Vulture - but just as likely some were seen from within C.P. as well.)

Pied-billed Grebe (1, reservoir - seen e. of dike in a.m.)
Double-crested Cormorant (multiple, including some fly-overs)
AMERICAN BITTERN (1, photographed, and found by Michael Waldron in the Ramble)
Great Blue Heron (at least 2 in park)
Great Egret (hunkered in at Lake, early a.m.)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (adult, semi-hidden on Meer island)

Canada Goose (not too many lingering)
Wood Duck (The Pond)
Gadwall (few pairs, several locations)
American Black Duck (modest no’s. on various water-bodies)
Mallard (common)
Northern Shoveler (at least 160 on reservoir, a lot less than on early Thursday morning)
Bufflehead (20+ on reservoir)
Hooded Merganser (pair on reservoir, south edge just west of S. pumping station, a.m.)
Ruddy Duck (reservoir & Meer; a lot are now coming into spring colors)

OSPREY(at least 2 thru about 2 p.m. - north-bound)
Cooper's Hawk (one non-adult flying low past Great Lawn / Turtle Pond, a.m.)
Red-tailed Hawk (regulars, plenty of nest &/or play-nest activity in lots of places surrounding the park, seen very often in the park)
American Kestrel (urban nesters, scattered locations, a regular sight in many parts of the park)
Peregrine Falcon (urban nesters, scattered locations, irregular sight from any parts of the park)
American Coot (1 lingering at The Pond, & others at reservoir)
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
['feral'] Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (fairly common)
Belted Kingfisher (minimum of 2, female & male, several locations, which could be just 2, or perhaps more than 2 individual arrivals)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (resident regulars)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (fair influx of fresh arrivals, park-wide)
Downy Woodpecker (resident regulars, also some hint of a few migrators - or 'local movers')
Yellow-shafted Flicker (modest fresh influx, most evident in parts of the n. end, which is typical of this species in spring movement here)
Eastern Phoebe (fairly modest influx, but certainly more than previous weeks)
Blue Jay (fairly common, some movement, but mainly still those that wintered)
American Crow (regular, few noted by me this Friday)
Tree Swallow (several flyovers as seen from North Meadow area, mid-day, not low & not noted at the Meer in subsequent passes there)
Black-capped Chickadee (uncommon, even almost scarce still this spring & all of the winter)
Tufted Titmouse (not very common this spring, so far, also not too common over the winter)
White-breasted Nuthatch (regulars, have been courting, & perhaps a few local-movers now)
Brown Creeper (modest no’s. given the influx of other early-season migrants)
Carolina Wren (scarce so far)
Winter Wren (several in n. end, 1 noted at s. end next to Hallett Sanctuary)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (50+++ thru all of park; examples of these: the 20+ just in the vicinity of the stream near West 77 Street, in a.m. - and also many all thru Strawberry Fields in a.m.)
Hermit Thrush (modest no’s., but a small fresh influx, from s. end thru n. end)
American Robin (1,000+ thru all of park; Anders Peltomaa told me he counted well over 400 on Great Lawn; also concentrations in north end, fewer on Sheep Meadow in early a.m.)
Northern Mockingbird (fairly common, in select spots)
Brown Thrasher (one seen singing, high in tree near n. side of Hallett Sanctuary, early a.m.)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (few noted by me, this Friday, had been regular in n. end, up to Thurs. 3/29)
Pine Warbler (at least several - Falconer’s Hill, very early, & at N. end, Great Hill, etc. - some singing, all seen were males)
Palm Warbler (minimum of 5 seen away from Ramble - N. end, & also Falconer’s Hill very early, + word-of-mouth report from Anders Peltomaa for the Ramble; those I saw all of “yellow” form)
Eastern Towhee (male, perhaps one that had been seen in area previously, SE of Bow Bridge / Bethesda Fountain)
Field Sparrow (at least 1, with many Songs at edge of Sheep Meadow, e. edge near the trees)
Chipping Sparrow (very small number, First-of-Season in Central - Great Hill, compost area, Great Lawn n. end, etc.)
Savannah Sparrow (one with a very large Junco & Song Sparrow flock, Great Hill’s n. side)
[Red] Fox Sparrow (perhaps a light new arrival, but a dozen+ had already been in park this week)
Song Sparrow (100’s of fresh arrivals, park-wide)
Swamp Sparrow (few, some in brighter plumage, some not so much yet)
White-throated Sparrow (still moderate numbers, many singing)
Slate-colored Junco (400++ throughout the park, a few flocks contained 60++ in one view; mixing with migrant sparrows)
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird (in breeding color, Loch)
Common Grackle (multiple)
Brown-headed Cowbird (few, those seen all males)
House Finch (scattered groups)
American Goldfinch (still in very modest numbers)
House Sparrow (ubiquitous & too-often pestilential)

Very likely at least a few additional species were on the move, in & around Manhattan (& beyond, of course).
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On the Carolina Parakeet,
http://theconversation.com/the-tragic-story-of-americas-only-native-parrot-now-extinct-for-100-years-93038 <http://theconversation.com/the-tragic-story-of-americas-only-native-parrot-now-extinct-for-100-years-93038>
also see: the World Parrot Trust .org

A joyous Pesach (Passover) to those celebrating, also a joyous Easter this Sunday - and to all, enjoy the brightening time of early spring.

Thanks to all those who quietly & courteously seek birds and offer help in doing so; I shall next report sightings from the NYC area in May, going away to see some other-side-of-world birds again, following succesful trips to see and survey wildlife, birds in particular, in Sierra Leone (W. Africa) in Jan. and in n. Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in mid-March. In each of those trips, birds still little-known to science were found, with the direction of local & specialist guides & others along for these small adventures.

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Date: 3/30/18 4:52 pm
From: David Barrett <miler6...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Real-time bird alerts for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens
Birds are back! There have been 38 Manhattan alerts already today,
including American Bittern. It's been a big day in the other boroughs, too.
And the season is just getting started.

These alerts cover both rarities AND non-rarities of interest, such as the
first few arrivals of expected migrants, like the Palm and Louisiana
Warblers we had today. Posts of birding news or general birding conditions
are fine, too.

To receive these alerts, follow the accounts on Twitter that are of
interest to you. The alerts are always publicly-viewable and searchable,
both on Twitter and on the web. Click on the links to see the stream of
recent alerts:

Manhattan: @BirdCentralPark, https://twitter.com/BirdCentralPark, #birdcp

Bronx: @BirdBronx, https://twitter.com/BirdBronx, #birdbx

Brooklyn: @BirdBrklyn, https://twitter.com/BirdBrklyn, #birdbk

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You can set your phone to notify you with sound or vibration as alerts
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To issue alerts yourself, first become a followed user by sending a direct
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If you have never used Twitter before, it's easy. You can make a free
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I hope these alerts will make your birding more productive and enjoyable.
Email me with any questions.


These alerts are a great adjunct to eBird -- you can post quickly to them
without having to halt your eBird list and go through all the steps of
finalizing and sending your list.


Twitter also has some advantages over listservs:

1) It allows you to attach map screenshots, photos, and videos *directly* –
no photo site needed.

2) It allows followers to immediately view these multimedia files without
opening a browser.

3) It's faster to use in the field -- no need to write a topic heading or
provide name/city signature.

4) There are no restricted species.

5) You'll get "likes!" And you can carry on discussions publicly or
privately with other birders.

6) You do not need a smartphone -- just a regular phone that can send text
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7) Twitter has millions of users, offering the potential for wider exposure
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Date: 3/30/18 3:47 pm
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Good Friday Kings county highlights...
Following my early encounter with a drake and hen Eurasian Wigeons at Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4.

I continued working a few more spots all in Brooklyn. The following are highlights.

7 Purple Sandpipers - Gravesend Bay (Middle Parking Lot). Not many Gulls around due to increased foot traffic in the area. The Purple Sandpipers are always a treat to observe.

Taking a break from enjoying those birds, I scoped out 2 RED-NECKED GREBES. Also of note in the same area was an Osprey which came in off the water.

At Dreier Offerman Park, the highlights were 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 1 LAUGHING GULL, 1 Merlin, 4 Eastern Phoebes, 1 Great Egret, 15 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 2 Palm Warblers and 13 Killdeers.

At Coney Island Creek, the highlights were several breeding plumage Horned Grebes, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 1 ICELAND GULL (looked a bit bleached out)

Lots of Northern Flicker on the move in several of the spots I covered.

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Date: 3/30/18 7:32 am
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Glossy Ibis Heckscher SP Suffolk
Two Glossy Ibis flew over the boat basin at Heckscher SP this morning
around 8:20, heading east, on the early side for Suffolk Co.

I was hoping they would put down in the marsh but they appeared to keep
going. I did not have time to check Timber Point but it may be worth a
look.

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Date: 3/30/18 7:05 am
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Eurasian Wigeons @ Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4
A decent start on this Good Friday.

Single drake and hen Eurasian Wigeons were seen in the area. Over at Bush Terminal Park, quite a few Northern Flickers, Great Egret and Killdeer signal the arrival of some migrants.

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Date: 3/30/18 6:50 am
From: Rob Bate <robsbate...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prospect park arrivals
In the Ravine now, tons of GCKinglets and a Louisiana Waterthrush! Also new Pine Warblers along Lullwater.

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Date: 3/30/18 6:47 am
From: Purbita Saha <bitasaha...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] finch phenoms
Hello NY nerds,

You know what's better than seeing dozens of crossbills? Seeing them with
Joan Collins. I wrote a little story about why the birds and the birder are
the coolest.
https://www.audubon.org/news/crossbills-are-grail-birds-adirondacks

Shout out to Doug Futuyma and Mark (last name ?) for joining us on this
freezing crusade. Even though our blood stopped running 20 minutes in,
there was plenty of knowledge flowing.

Happy weekend,
Purbita

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Date: 3/30/18 5:09 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] radar
The storm on radar last night headed north and never quite reached the metro area, and landing densities this AM were on the weak side.  There still may be a few new birds, though more in western sites over NJ than here.

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Date: 3/30/18 5:00 am
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] radar
The storm on radar last night headed north and never quite reached the metro area, and landing densities this AM were on the weak side. There still may be a few new birds, though more in western sites over NJ than here.

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Date: 3/29/18 10:02 pm
From: Peter Reisfeld <DrPinky...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] radar
For the first night this year there is movement on radar in the NY metro area, and with a surprisingly moderate level of reflectivity. The velocity image shows movement at a rapid clip of perhaps 50-60 knots in a northwest direction. And while this might ordinarily favor flyover, there is a stormy weather pattern rapidly approaching from the west in the next hour so that could bring our little feathered friends down for a visit. While not a firm prediction, if the weather is decent tomorrow, it might pay to check out your local birding patch for early migrants.

Wishing you good birds,

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Date: 3/29/18 8:48 pm
From: robert adamo <radamo4691...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Riverhead Vulture Roosting Complex
Because of chores today, I only was able to check the complex from 1655 to
1710. There were ~ 10 T.V's in the air above the Roanoke Ave School and the
Riverhead Firehouse, with 1 on the school's chimney, along with 2 B.V's.

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Date: 3/29/18 7:58 pm
From: JOHN TURNER <redknot...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Strange place for Osprey nest

Glenn: I believe that is the 56-acre property owned by the Local
Engineers of the Teamsters where union members practice using various
types of heavy duty equipment.


John T. 

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:22 PM, GQ wrote:






Strange location for an active Osprey nest. It’s located in some kind of
empty paved construction lot next to a small VFW building on the west
end of
Victory Ave in Brookhaven (Suffolk), just east of Horseblock Road.


There is a strange structural metal platform, supported by 4 telephone
poles and the nest is on top of this structure. The nest has been there
all
winter and today an Osprey was on top of it.


This location is not in sight of any water, although the Carman’s River
is
fairly close to the east, and Wertheim NWF to the south.


I pass it several times a week and there seems to be very few cars
inside,
can’t imagine what goes on in there.


 


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Date: 3/29/18 7:29 pm
From: Sean Sime <sean...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Kings County Lingering Highlights and new arrivals
Shane Blodgett and I met at the middle parking area at Gravesend Bay this
morning where he was already viewing a bright, first-winter Iceland Gull
roosting with a small group of Ring-billed Gulls on the grass. Shortly
after the continuing Black-headed Gull of the same age flew in to join the
group.
We split up to cover more ground. Shane went to Drier Offerman Park and
looking across to the sand spit of Coney Island Creek Park found an adult
Black-headed Gull and a second-year Lesser Black-backed Gull.
I went to the Coney Island Pier where there were still a couple of Purple
Sandpipers, Surf Scoter and and number of sharp looking Long-tailed Ducks,
but virtually no gulls on the beach.
A stop at Marine Park quickly yielded the Red-necked Grebe found yesterday
as well as two newly arrived Great Egrets, Laughing Gull, Killdeer,
American Oystercatchers and a few Boat-tailed Grackles.

Good birding!

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Date: 3/29/18 6:39 pm
From: David Suggs <dsuggs...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Mar 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/29/2018
* NYBU1803.29
- Birds mentioned

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Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Gr. White-fr. Goose
Cackling Goose
Black Scoter
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Chukar
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Little Gull
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/29/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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 March 22 through
March 29 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

GREAT EGRETS returned to the region this week.
At least five pair on nest with the GREAT BLUE
HERONS at Motor Island in the upper Niagara
River. Single GREAT EGRET on Johnson's Creek at
Lake Ontario in Carlton.

March 26, 20 TREE SWALLOWS in the Tonawanda
Wildlife Management Area.

In the Southern Tier, SHORT-EARED OWL and
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK in the Cattaraugus County
Town of Hinsdale.

Two SNOWY OWLS on the outer harbor breakwall in
Buffalo. Also at the harbor, BLACK SCOTER at
the Bell Slip.
On the lower Niagara River, two reports of LITTLE
GULL at Lewiston. From Grand Island, PILEATED
WOODPECKER at Buckhorn Island State Park,
PIED-BILLED GREBE at Beaver Island State Park
and a CHUKAR, likely an escaped game bird, at
a Grand Island feeder.

GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE still at several locations.
One at the Gypsum Ponds in Oakfield, two at
Murdock Road and Route 18 in Yates, three at
Burgess and Lower Lake Road in Somerset, and at
least four GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE still at Kumpf
Marsh in the Iroquois Refuge. CACKLING GEESE
also at several locations in the Lake Ontario
Plains.

Other reports - two SANDHILL CRANES on Fletcher
Chapel Road in Shelby. BALD EAGLE over the
Village of Depew. PINE SISKIN at two locations.
PURPLE FINCH in Wilson. And, continued reports
of TURKEY VULTURES, KILLDEER and NORTHERN
FLICKERS.

There will be a BOS field trip this Saturday,
March 31, to the Lake Ontario Plains of Niagara
and Orleans Counties. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops
Market in Wrights Corners, at Routes 78 and
104, north of Lockport. Bring a lunch for a
full day trip. Visitors are always welcome on
BOS trips.

You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting.

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Date: 3/29/18 5:59 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.

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the 'Explore a Location' line:
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Since last update: 7 days

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

*Cattaraugus County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Cattaraugus>*
Short-eared Owl (22-Mar-2018)

*Monroe County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Monroe>*
Bullock's Oriole (8-May-1979)

*Montgomery County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Montgomery>*
Greater White-fronted Goose (25-Mar-2018)

*Washington County: <http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Washington>*
Glaucous Gull (26-Mar-2018)

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Date: 3/29/18 5:22 pm
From: GQ <glennq...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Strange place for Osprey nest
Strange location for an active Osprey nest. It’s located in some kind of empty paved construction lot next to a small VFW building on the west end of Victory Ave in Brookhaven (Suffolk), just east of Horseblock Road.
There is a strange structural metal platform, supported by 4 telephone poles and the nest is on top of this structure. The nest has been there all winter and today an Osprey was on top of it.
This location is not in sight of any water, although the Carman’s River is fairly close to the east, and Wertheim NWF to the south.
I pass it several times a week and there seems to be very few cars inside, can’t imagine what goes on in there.

Here are some coordinates: 40.798985, -72.907650

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Hauppauge, NY

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Date: 3/29/18 1:47 pm
From: Sy Schiff <icterus...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Hempstead lake SP
Near field #3, on a dreary morning before the drizzle, the Thursday mourning group found an Eastern Phoebe and a very bright Pine Warbler. Both FOS. It’s a start.
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Date: 3/28/18 1:39 pm
From: JOHN TURNER <redknot...>
Subject: RE: [nysbirds-l] Mourning Dove nest

Hi Andrew: Interesting observation. That is a very early report. I
wonder if the light in anyway will affect the birds. BTW - I believe
mourning doves are not passerines but in a different bird order......

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 12:12 PM, Andrew Block wrote:

I had a Mourning Dove pair on their nest yesterday at my Dad's place in
Bronxville.  I think that's the earliest I've seen one.  Poor things
built the nest in a spruce right by one of those annoying very bright
LED security lights beaming down on them all night.  Cool stuff.  I
think that's also the earliest I've seen a passerine nest.


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Date: 3/28/18 9:13 am
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mourning Dove nest
I had a Mourning Dove pair on their nest yesterday at my Dad's place in Bronxville.  I think that's the earliest I've seen one.  Poor things built the nest in a spruce right by one of those annoying very bright LED security lights beaming down on them all night.  Cool stuff.  I think that's also the earliest I've seen a passerine nest.
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Date: 3/28/18 9:03 am
From: Ken F <feustel...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Good Razorbill Flight at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
After a poor winter for Razorbills, Sue and I were surprised to discover a movement along the south shore while seawtaching at Robert Moses State Park (RMSP). In eighty minutes of seawtaching we observed thirty-one Razorbills, either seen as flybys in groups of one to four, or sitting on the water in small flocks. There was also a fair movement of Long-tailed Ducks and all three scoters. Of additional interest was a flock of one hundred fifty-two Cedar Waxwings north at RMSP Field 5.

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Date: 3/28/18 8:52 am
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Sub adult bald eagle - forge river - mastic
I just observed an osprey chasing a subadult bald eagle along the forge river at the Montauk Highway spillway. The eagle perched on the west side of the river and the osprey retreated back to its nest on the south side of the river.

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Date: 3/27/18 9:25 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Corrie Folsom-OKeefe - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested on my next Connecticut guest, Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe http://birdcallsradio.com/

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Date: 3/27/18 2:20 am
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Top 10 Locations: Rensselaer County (NYS eBird Hotspots)
Location pages have been created for the current top 10 sites
for Rensselaer County based on total species seen. Numbers in parentheses
represents the # of locations for these sites.

See link below for images showing following tips on using the wiki page:
• #1 Multiple Locations: Bar Charts
• #2 Multiple Locations: Google Maps Directions
• #3 Single Location: Google Maps Directions
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If you spot any issues with the pages please let me know off list.

Also, could you *help verify that the 'Directions' link* on the location
pages points to a nearby public parking spot or to an entrance to the site?

Total # of shared locations (hotspots) added is 20 bringing the total
coverage to 1,836 hotspots or 30.1% of 6,103 for New York State.

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• Cherry Plain SP
• Coopers Pond, Brunswick
• Dyken Pond EEC