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White-throated Tapaculo,©Sophie Webb

21 Nov NYC Area RBA: 21 November 2014 [Ben Cacace ]
21 Nov Winter hardies and arrivals... [Andrew Baksh ]
20 Nov Common Ground Dove ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
20 Nov Bryant Park woodcock [Alan Drogin ]
17 Nov Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club []
17 Nov Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club ["ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" ]
17 Nov Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
17 Nov FW: Retraction -- possibly ALBINO BONAPARTE'S At Adam Beck ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
17 Nov FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: [Ontbirds] Ivory Gull - Adam Beck - niagara right now ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
17 Nov Queens County Bird Club Inc. - Upcoming Meeting Info - Douglas Futuyma presents "Evolution for Birders: A Guide for the Perplexed" [Nancy Tognan ]
17 Nov Addendum to last post [robert adamo ]
16 Nov Long day...good day ! [robert adamo ]
16 Nov Re: Cassin's Kingbird-NO [Andrew Baksh ]
16 Nov Jones Beach [syschiff ]
16 Nov Owl [syschiff ]
16 Nov Sparrows in Wilson, Niagara County ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
16 Nov FW: White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk) [David Klauber ]
16 Nov Common Ground Dove-YES [pmaxp ]
16 Nov Cassin's Kingbird-NO [Rob Jett ]
16 Nov Re:White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
16 Nov White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
16 Nov Cassin's Kingbird Update [John Askildsen ]
16 Nov NYUD Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 27 [forsythnature ]
15 Nov White-winged Dove Photos and Cassin's Kingbird Report from Brooklyn [Corey Finger ]
15 Nov NYS eBird Hotspots - New and Renamed (7-Sep to 10-Nov) [Ben Cacace ]
15 Nov Central Park Bird Report [Patricia Pollock ]
15 Nov Common Ground Dove still being seen Jones Beach West End 2 [Gail Benson ]
15 Nov Second hand report Freeport, Nassau County LI [David La Magna ]
15 Nov Re:White-winged Dove @ Fort Tilden [Corey Finger ]
15 Nov Common Ground Dove (Yes) [Anthony Collerton ]
15 Nov White-winged Dove @ Fort Tilden [Corey Finger ]
14 Nov NYC Area RBA: 14 November 2014 [Ben Cacace ]
14 Nov Central Park Bird Report [Patricia Pollock ]
14 Nov Croton Point: bald eagles, horned larks, pipits, tree sparrows [Anne Swaim ]
14 Nov Re:COGD continues at West End Jones Beach LI, NY [Andrew Baksh ]
13 Nov NYC: eBird.org Hotspot for 49th St. & 6th Ave. [Ben Cacace ]
13 Nov Central Park Bird Report [Patricia Pollock ]
13 Nov COGD continues at West End Jones Beach LI, NY [Andrew Baksh ]
13 Nov Surf Scoter Coast Guard [Jonathan ]
13 Nov Re: Monk parakeets - easily seen at Seamen's Neck Park, Seaford, NY (Nassau County) [Jonathan Green ]
13 Nov Monk parakeets - easily seen at Seamen's Neck Park, Seaford, NY (Nassau County) [Nancy Tognan ]
13 Nov Re: Monk Parakeets in the Bronx [Hugh McGuinness ]
12 Nov Monk Parakeets in the Bronx [Michael Britt ]
12 Nov Follow-up regarding this fall's massive irruptions of 'sedentary' woodland species [Shaibal Mitra ]
12 Nov Re: C. Ground dove YES [steve rosenthal ]
12 Nov Re: C. Ground dove YES [Arie Gilbert ]
12 Nov Central Park Bird Report - 3 (m) Ringed-neck Ducks [Patricia Pollock ]
12 Nov White-winged Crossbills/Northern Goshawk/other boreal birds/Ermine [Joan Collins ]
12 Nov NNYBirds: White-winged Crossbills/Northern Goshawk/other boreal birds/Ermine ["'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
12 Nov Re: Footprints in the Field []
11 Nov Fwd: [SINaturaList] Ash throated Flycatcher NOT seen , 11/11 [Andrew Baksh ]
11 Nov Footprints in the Field [Erich Glanz ]
11 Nov Croton Point: Snow buntings & pipits [Anne Swaim ]
11 Nov Croton Point: Snow buntings & more [Anne Swaim ]
11 Nov Mt. Loretto/ Ash-throated search+ [Sean Sime ]
11 Nov Mount Loretto ATFL (NO) [Andrew Baksh ]
11 Nov C. Ground dove YES [Arie Gilbert ]
11 Nov Ground-Dove at Jones Beach [Corey Finger ]
11 Nov Eurasian Wigeon Grant Park-Yes []
11 Nov weekend highlights from the East End [Jane Ross ]
10 Nov Ash-throated Flycatcher, Staten Island NYC 11/10 [Thomas Fiore ]
10 Nov Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
10 Nov Bluebirds/Bellport L.I. []
10 Nov Fwd: [SINaturaList] Ash-throated Flycatcher - YES [Andrew Baksh ]
10 Nov Fwd: [ Ash-throated Flycatcher - YES [Isaac Grant ]
10 Nov Drake King Eider []
9 Nov Re:Late Yellow Warbler at Jones Beach [Corey Finger ]
9 Nov Late Yellow Warbler at Jones Beach [Corey Finger ]
9 Nov Re: 11/8: Harlequin Duck - Orient Point (Suffolk Co.) []
9 Nov Re: Eurasian Wigeon -- Grant Park (Hewlett) [Ben Cacace ]
9 Nov Re:Pink-footed Goose - Riverhead (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
9 Nov Ossining birds [Larry Trachtenberg ]
9 Nov Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Program [Stella Miller ]
9 Nov Derek Rogers [John Askildsen ]
9 Nov Pink-footed Goose - Riverhead (Suffolk) [Derek Rogers ]
9 Nov Eurasian Wigeon -- Grant Park (Hewlett) [Jonathan Green ]

Subject: NYC Area RBA: 21 November 2014
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:39:19 -0500
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 21, 2014
* NYNY1411.21

- Birds mentioned

WHITE-WINGED DOVE+
COMMON GROUND-DOVE+
CASSIN'S KINGBIRD+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Eurasian Wigeon
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Red-necked Grebe
American Bittern
CATTLE EGRET
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
MARBLED GODWIT
ICELAND GULL
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Parasitic Jaeger
SNOWY OWL
Blue-headed Vireo
Cliff Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Savannah Sparrow (subspecies "Ipswich Sparrow")
Lapland Longspur

- Transcript

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

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 21st
2014 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are COMMON GROUND-DOVE,
CASSIN'S KINGBIRD, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, SNOWY OWL, HARLEQUIN DUCK, CATTLE
EGRET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT and ICELAND GULL.

The COMMON GROUND-DOVE, now with its tail almost fully regrown, was still
at Jones Beach West End Thursday continuing around the eastern entrance and
exit to West End parking field 2 but usually in the grassy areas bordering
the entrance road especially. It has also taken to foraging along the
cement edges of the entrance road and the parking lot itself.

Another second New York State record, a CASSIN'S KINGBIRD, was spotted and
photographed midday Saturday along the entrance road into Floyd Bennett
Field. Unfortunately word of this kingbird could not begin circulating
until after dark and many birders searching on Sunday were unrewarded. It
seems a number of rare flycatchers recently have not been publicized
timely. Is this a problem with the family? Or the fact that there are too
many alternative and very localized information dissemination systems? We
need a consistent centralized method to get the word out quickly not in
increasingly fragmented ones.

Two WHITE-WINGED DOVE sightings last weekend might conceivably have
involved the same rapidly traveling bird. The first White-winged was
spotted Saturday at Fort Tilden, the second Sunday along Dune Road between
West Hampton Beach and Quogue. Neither was reported the day following
observation.

A SNOWY OWL was noted at Jones Beach last weekend and there have been a
couple of other sightings recently so be on the alert for them but don't
expect an incursion like last Winter's.

The drake HARLEQUIN DUCK was at the Jones Beach West End jetty Sunday and
on Wednesday a pair of HARLEQUINS was present along the easternmost jetty
at Point Lookout bordering Jones Inlet. Also in the Jones Beach area last
Saturday the MARBLED GODWIT was on the bar off the Coast Guard Station and
one immature LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continued in the West End 2 parking
lot. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was at West End Sunday and a LAPLAND
LONGSPUR stopped by the West End 2 lot with Horned Larks today.

Other birds at Fort Tilden last weekend included RED-NECKED GREBE and CLIFF
SWALLOW on Saturday and a PARASITIC JAEGER offshore Sunday.

In Brooklyn a drake EURASIAN WIGEON has recently been at Bush Terminal
Piers Park located west of 1st Avenue between 44th and 50th Streets and an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER visited Plumb Beach last Saturday. Other interesting
city birds have featured a WOOD THRUSH lingering in central Manhattan,
WILSON'S WARBLER Thursday and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER last Saturday in
Kissena Park in Queens and a few BLUE-HEADED VIREOS. Well over 40 EASTERN
BLUEBIRDS were at Floyd Bennett Field on Sunday.

Out on eastern Long Island a CATTLE EGRET was seen on a horse field on the
north side of Further Lane in East Hampton Monday and an ICELAND GULL was
off Fort Pond Bay in Montauk on Sunday. Other birds seen along Dune Road
west of Shinnecock Inlet Sunday included AMERICAN BITTERN, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER and "Ipswich" SAVANNAH SPARROW.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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

- End transcript

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Subject: Winter hardies and arrivals...
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:27:34 -0500
A non birding trip to Long Island allowed me to stop at Jones Beach where I saw 
a few notables that included 1 Lapland Longspur in the West End II parking lot, 
feeding with a flock of about 17 Horned Larks. 


Near the second exit from that lot were 2 American Pipits. There was no sign of 
the Common Ground-Dove but I did not put much effort into looking, so there is 
a good chance it is still hanging in. 


Later, a brief cruise by Baisley Pond in Queens, I noted several Redheads so 
they are back and building up. The pond is pretty open so waterfowl have plenty 
of room to hide. A decent number of Northern Shovelers continue for this time 
of the year with the other winter arrivals like Ring-necked Ducks. 


Eric Miller called in to report that the Wilson's Warbler at Kissena Park 
continued at least through yesterday. It apparently has been around since 
November 11th according Stephane Perrault's eBird report from the 15th of 
November (http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20558882) 


This is a good find and coupled with Eric's Black-and-white Warbler from 
Kissena Corridor on Sat November 15th, is a good reminder to keep checking all 
those micro habitat spots that have in the past held winter goodies. 


Cheers,

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Subject: Common Ground Dove
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:59:20 -0500
The Common Ground Dove continues at the West End II, parking lot in the
northeast section of Jones Beach State Park. The bird was walking in the
first row of parking stalls not on the grass and its tail has grown in. An
American Pipit was also seen walking around in the same area.
Robert A. Proniewych

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Subject: Bryant Park woodcock
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:00:30 -0500
Still here on southern side of rink east of Skating entry.

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
From: scottjstoner AT aol.com
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:31:07 -0500
As an administrator of the new HMBC Facebook page, I cordially invite all 
birders to "like" us! 



https://www.facebook.com/HudsonMohawkBirdClub 



Scott Stoner
Program Chair and Director
Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club





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Subject: Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
From: "ScottJStoner AT aol.com [hmbirds]" <hmbirds-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:31:07 -0500
As an administrator of the new HMBC Facebook page, I cordially invite all 
birders to "like" us! 



https://www.facebook.com/HudsonMohawkBirdClub 



Scott Stoner
Program Chair and Director
Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club



Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:07:30 +0000
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* November 17, 2014*  NYSY  11. 17. 14 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):November 10, 2014 - November 17, 2014to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: November 17 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #417 Monday November 
17, 2014 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of November 10, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-THROATED LOONAMERICAN BITTERNGLOSSY IBISROSS’S GOOSECACKLING 
GOOSEAMERICAN AVOCETGLAUCOUS GULLSAW-WHET OWLNORTHERN SHRIKENORTHERN 
PARULACHIPPING SPARROWLAPLAND LONGSPUREVENING GROSBEAK 


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

     There were actually more species of shorebirds, 7 reported this week 
than last, 5. They were ; WILSON’S SNIPE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, PECTORAL 
SANDPIPER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, KILLDEER and DUNLIN.     11/11: An 
AMERICAN BITTERN was seen again this week along the Wildlife Trail.     
11/12: The AMERICAN AVOCET has continued at Eaton Marsh this week up to 
yesterday (11/16).     11/14: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen at Knox-Marsellus 
Marsh. A RED-THROATED LOON was found in the Main Pool.     11/15: A NORTHERN 
SHRIKE was found at East Road. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen in Knox-Marsellus 
Marsh.     11/16: 3 ROSS’S GEESE were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh. 


Onondaga County------------
     11/15: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Hoag Road south of Baldwinsville 
in with a group of field birds that included SNOW BUNTINGS, PIPITS and HORNED 
LARKS. A CACKLING GOOSE was see near South Meadows Nature Area in Tully. A late 
NORTHERN PARULA was seen in the Onondaga Hill area. 


Oswego County------------
     11/12: A late PARULA NORTHERN PARULA was again seen at Derby Hill.   
  11/15: A late CHIPPING SPARROW was at a feeder in Constantia. 


Madison County------------         11/14: 15 EVENING GROSBEAKS were at a 
feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds.     11/15: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen 
on Eden Hollow Road south of Nelson. 


Cayuga County------------
     11/16: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Fair Haven State Park. 
             

--  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  

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Subject: FW: Retraction -- possibly ALBINO BONAPARTE'S At Adam Beck
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:43:35 -0500
The Ivory Gull on the Niagara River has been retracted as a leucistic
Bonaparte's Gull.  This happens every few years - leucistic Bonies are seen
most years lately.

Good birding!
Willie

-----Original Message-----
From: geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu
[mailto:geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of Bird observations
from western New York
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:41 PM
To: GeneseeBirds-L AT geneseo.edu
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: [Ontbirds] Retraction -- possibly ALBINO
BONAPARTE'S At Adam Beck


________________________________________
From: ONTBIRDS [birdalert-bounces AT ontbirds.ca] on behalf of Jarmo Jalava via
ONTBIRDS [birdalert AT ontbirds.ca]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:39 PM
To: Ontbirds reporting
Subject: [Ontbirds] Retraction -- possibly ALBINO BONAPARTE'S At Adam Beck

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--Stop the press -- we've just been informed there's been an albino/leucistic
Bonaparte's here.  Likely the same bird .  BIg time apologies!

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Jarmo Jalava 
> Date: November 17, 2014, 2:31:58 PM EST
> To: Jean Iron 
> Subject: Re: [Ontbirds] Ivory Gull - Adam Beck - niagara right now
> 
> THANKS RON & Jean -- we have't refound but that makes sense!  Will repost!
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Nov 17, 2014, at 2:09 PM, Jean Iron  wrote:
> 
>> Hi Jarmo,
>> 
>> There's been a leucistic/albino Bonaparte's at Adan Beck before. Are you
>> sure it's an Ivory? Age? Is it spotted juvenile?
>> 
>> Ron and Jean
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ONTBIRDS [mailto:birdalert-bounces AT ontbirds.ca] On Behalf Of Jarmo
>> Jalava via ONTBIRDS
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 1:46 PM
>> To: Ontbirds reporting
>> Subject: [Ontbirds] Ivory Gull - Adam Beck - niagara right now
>> 
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Subject: FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: [Ontbirds] Ivory Gull - Adam Beck - niagara right now
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:17:44 -0500
Adult Ivory Gull Niagara River from the Adam Beck overlook at 1:45 pm,
reported by Jarmo Jalava.  Adult - photos taken.

Good birding!
Willie

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[mailto:geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of Bird observations
from western New York
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:02 PM
To: GeneseeBirds-L AT geneseo.edu
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: [Ontbirds] Ivory Gull - Adam Beck - niagara
right now

Hi folks

I thought everyone would like to know about this. I have to go to a meeting
right now. Could someone post on the hot line etc?

Thanks
Marcie 

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Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 1:46 PM
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Subject: [Ontbirds] Ivory Gull - Adam Beck - niagara right now

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--Adult.  Photos taken.



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Subject: Queens County Bird Club Inc. - Upcoming Meeting Info - Douglas Futuyma presents "Evolution for Birders: A Guide for the Perplexed"
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:23:17 -0500
 

The *Queens County Bird Club Inc.* will be meeting at the Alley Pond
Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362
 >Map of location<  

at 8pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2014{ the third Wednesday of the month} 

Our speaker will be Prof. Douglas Futuyma, presenting "Evolution for
Birders: A Guide for the Perplexed"

     Birders frequently face questions that fall within the province of
evolutionary science. What are species? Are they real or arbitrary? How
confident can we be about which species belong in which families? Why do
some species have 'phases' or 'morphs'? What accounts for odd geographic
distributions of some families? Professor Futuyma will talk about some of
these and other issues, and will open the floor to discuss any questions
about the evolution and ecology of birds that audience members may wish to
raise.

     Douglas Futuyma is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution at
Stony Brook University and the author of two standard college textbooks,
'Evolutionary Biology' and 'Evolution,' as well as a popular classic,
'Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution.' He has received numerous awards
for his teaching and for his research, including in 2012 the Joseph Leidy
Award for Research Achievement given by the Academy of Natural Sciences. He
has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow, has served as president
of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of
Naturalists, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and was
elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the
National Academy of Sciences in 2006.Non-members and guests are invited to
join us for our meetings featuring noted guest speakers and to join us on
our renowned field trips.


Nancy Tognan
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Subject: Addendum to last post
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:53:42 -0500
I neglected to include the sighting of an adult Peregrine Falcon feeding on
what seem to be large prey on the upper ledge (e/s) of the Jones Beach
Tower. I had seen the bird fly in, without anything in it's talons. I
couldn't make out the ID of the prey from the ground, but a closer look of
the photos at home showed it probably to be the remains of a Black Duck,
with wings detached, standing upright and away from the body.

Cheers,
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Subject: Long day...good day !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:29:56 -0500
Today's full day of birding (the first for me in quite awhile) started with
much promise, but came up a bit short.

While being part of a large group of "unhappy campers" looking for the
Cassin's Kingbird seen yesterday at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, I did
get to see single Cooper's & Red-tailed Hawks, as well as ~ 15 E.Bluebirds,
short of the 39-40 seen by some.

I then tried for the C.Ground Dove at W.End 2, Jones Beach, and saw it,
thanks to the Queens County Bird Club folks out on a scheduled field trip.

Heading toward home, I routed myself through Dune Rd., Westhampton Beach in
hope of finding the White-winged Dove found by Dave Klauber & Bobby Rosetti
this morning. Once again, the target bird remained elusive, but getting
down to Dune Rd., enabled me to find FOS Pine Siskin (4-5) and A.Bittern.

Cheers,
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Subject: Re: Cassin's Kingbird-NO
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:10:01 -0500
There were birders hard at work diligently searching FBF from the first light. 
I left the scene of the crime around 1:15 pm crossing the bridge over to Fort 
Tilden where I searched that area as well as Riis Park, until about 3:30 p.m. 
when I finally conceded that the bird was elsewhere. 


My only consolation for lots of walking today was a Parasitic Jaeger seen off 
of Fort Tilden during a late seawatch. There were loads of gulls off shore at 
Tilden dominated by Laughing Gulls with ample numbers of Bonaparte Gulls in the 
mix. Many Laughing Gulls were moving west with small flocks of Black and Surf 
scoters. When I departed Tilden, the Gull flock had thickened but were further 
offshore. 


Good effort by all who came out to FBF today and put in the work!


> On Nov 16, 2014, at 1:23 PM, Rob Jett  wrote:
> 
> After an exhaustive search since dawn this morning Heydi Lopes and I are 
finally throwing in the towel. Unfortunately we never relocated the kingbird. 

> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Rob
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Subject: Jones Beach
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:21:30 -0500
Jones Beach West End 16 Nov

There were both BLACK and WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS moving both east and west along 
the ocean. A male HARLEQUIN DUCK was at the end of the jetty. (Another 
Harlequin was reported from the Pt. Lookout side.) A flotilla of fishing boats 
was out on the horizon surrounded by a feeding frenzy of hundreds of sea birds 
too far out to ID, but presumably Gulls. Some GANNETS were closer in. 


In the median, PINE SISKIN, EASTERN GOLDFINCH and a few PURPLE FINCHES were 
feeding on pine cones. As reported earlier, the COMMON GROUND-DOVE continues. 


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Subject: Owl
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:11:27 -0500
The first Snowy Owl of the season made its appearance today almost immediately 
followed by the first idiot with a camera who spooked the bird. Some where 
between Brooklyn and Montauk Pt. This is for the record only. 


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Subject: Sparrows in Wilson, Niagara County
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:58:33 -0500
Betsy and I took a walk on private property near home and had a nice
collection of sparrows, including singles of White-throated, White-crowned,
Field, Swamp, and Chipping.  Our complete list follows:

 

Niagara Orchards, Niagara, US-NY

Nov 16, 2014 1:25 PM - 2:35 PM

Protocol: Traveling

0.5 mile(s)

Comments:     With Betsy Potter.  We walked along both sides of the ravine
across the road from our house.  Lots of sparrows.

13 species

 

Downy Woodpecker  1

Carolina Wren  1

American Tree Sparrow  35

Chipping Sparrow  1

Field Sparrow  1

Song Sparrow  5

Swamp Sparrow  1

White-throated Sparrow  1

White-crowned Sparrow  1

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  40

Northern Cardinal  3

House Finch  1

American Goldfinch  3

 

View this checklist online at
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Good birding!

Willie

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Subject: FW: White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk)
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:16:16 -0500
An update on the dove. Derek saw it in the same location about 30 minutes after 
posting. This was also east of the Beach Lane bridge. Shortly after Pat 
Palladino saw it at the original location, then followed it as it flew about 
1/4 mile west and also landed on a telephone wire. I believe this would have 
been just east of the Beach Lane bridge. 

Other birds of note were Orange-crowned Warbler in the scrub north of where an 
orange house is being built, 3 Ipswich Sparrows, and American Bittern. 

 
> From: drogers0031 AT gmail.com
> Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk)
> Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:28:25 -0500
> To: nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu
> 
> A bit of a miscommunication with Dave on the doves location. Here is some 
accurate info from Dave: 

> 
> "White winged dove by welcome to westhampton beach sign. East of Jessup lane 
bridge." 

> 
> In other interesting news there is a massive flock of Bonaparte's Gulls, with 
other mixed gull species, feeding in the wake of what appear to be Fin Whales 
about a mile or two off the beach at Smith Point. They are frustratingly 
distant but a heck of a sight nonetheless. 

> 
> Best,
> Derek Rogers
> Sayville 
> 
> 
> 
> > On Nov 16, 2014, at 9:13 AM, Derek Rogers  wrote:
> > 
> > Dave Klauber & Bobby Rosetti just called to report the above species.
> > 
> > It is sitting on a telephone wire east of the Post Lane bridge.
> > 
> > Best,
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Subject: Common Ground Dove-YES
From: pmaxp <pmaxp AT well.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:39:01 -0500
Bird present in grassy area along road edge just west of the eastern-most 
entrance/exit to West End 2 parking lot. Earlier in day observed east of 
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Subject: Cassin's Kingbird-NO
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:23:29 -0500
After an exhaustive search since dawn this morning Heydi Lopes and I are 
finally throwing in the towel. Unfortunately we never relocated the kingbird. 


Good birding,

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Subject: Re:White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:28:25 -0500
A bit of a miscommunication with Dave on the doves location. Here is some 
accurate info from Dave: 


"White winged dove by welcome to westhampton beach sign. East of Jessup lane 
bridge." 


In other interesting news there is a massive flock of Bonaparte's Gulls, with 
other mixed gull species, feeding in the wake of what appear to be Fin Whales 
about a mile or two off the beach at Smith Point. They are frustratingly 
distant but a heck of a sight nonetheless. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville 



> On Nov 16, 2014, at 9:13 AM, Derek Rogers  wrote:
> 
> Dave Klauber & Bobby Rosetti just called to report the above species.
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> It is sitting on a telephone wire east of the Post Lane bridge.
> 
> Best,
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> Sayville 
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Subject: White-winged Dove - Dune Road, East Quogue (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:13:25 -0500
Dave Klauber & Bobby Rosetti just called to report the above species.

It is sitting on a telephone wire east of the Post Lane bridge.

Best,
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Subject: Cassin's Kingbird Update
From: John Askildsen <askildsen AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:11:32 -0600
 Gail Benson reports that a number of birders have been searching for 30 plus 
minutes as of this writing, with no luck yet. i am warming up the "birdmobile". 



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Subject: NYUD Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 27
From: forsythnature <forsythnature AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 07:20:57 -0500





Greetings CBCing Friends,
 The Ulster/Dutchess (NYUD) Christmas Bird Count centered in Glasco, Ulster 
County will be conducted onSaturday, December 27th. As you can see on the 
attached map the circleis essentially bisected by the Hudson River and includes 
parts of Ulster, Dutchess,Greene, and Columbia Counties. There are a wide 
variety ofhabitats and bird rich locations within the circle that promise to 
make this anexciting and fruitful day in the field. In the first three years of 
this count acomposite of 106 species have been observed on count day and 
another 7 speciesnoted during the count week. NYUD averages are currently 84 
species and 20,072individuals per count. Not bad for "upstate"; this speaks to 
diversity of habitat and how well sectors have been covered previously. I hope 
we are able to continue this trend and maybe even divide and conquer sectors 
with more field parties. A post count compilation get-together will be held 
again at Kingston's Hasbrouck Park Stone building with food and libation 
provided. 

Please contactme if you'd like to join a field party in one of the ten sectors 
or ifyour residence is in the circle and you'd like to feeder watch. 

 
Thank you,
Mark DeDea
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Subject: White-winged Dove Photos and Cassin's Kingbird Report from Brooklyn
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:05:10 -0500
Pics of today's White-winged Dove at Fort Tilden, Queens, can be seen here:

http://10000birds.com/white-winged-dove-in-queens.htm

Also, a Cassin's Kingbird at Floyd Bennett Field with a very convincing
description and photos has been reported to eBird. It was apparently seen
at midday by a single observer.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20564529

 I know what I'll be doing at first light tomorrow.

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Subject: NYS eBird Hotspots - New and Renamed (7-Sep to 10-Nov)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:29:06 -0500
To view a list of new and renamed shared locations go to:

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

The underlined locations are linked to a wiki page with direct links to the
eBird.org system related to that hotspot.

Here's the link to the main wiki page with a clickable map of NYS and an
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Subject: Central Park Bird Report
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:04:02 +0000
11/15/14, SaturdayPat Pollock
Ramble yielded 2 beautiful Rusty Blackbirds (M & F) at Lopate end of GillSaw 
(M) Purple Finch for 1st time, (F) also present|larfge flock of Grackles, 
Red-winged (& orange-winged) Blackbirds, Starlings and(M) Brown-headed 
Cowbirdon sidewalk between Oven & Point beautiful fat Fox Sparrow, fos for 
meWhite-breasted NuthatchRed-bellied WoodpeckersChickadeesTitmiceat Pinetum 3 
Golden-crowned Kinglets continueJuncosat Reservoir I saw 6 or more Buffleheads, 
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Subject: Common Ground Dove still being seen Jones Beach West End 2
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:30:18 -0500
Currently at eastern entrance to west end 2 parking lot.

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Subject: Second hand report Freeport, Nassau County LI
From: David La Magna <dlamagna AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:15:41 -0500
Figured it's safe to report,
Message from Mike Rath: 

Snowies are in. Had on on a sign in the marshes by nautical mile early this am 
on way out. Heavily barred 


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Subject: Re:White-winged Dove @ Fort Tilden
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:17:41 -0500
Bird took off to the west. Trying to refind but I'm not holding my breath. 
Fortunately, I got really good pictures. 


Good birding,
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> At the westernmost ball field. Behind the backstop.
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Subject: Common Ground Dove (Yes)
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:16:34 -0500
8:05am in the parking lot.

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Subject: White-winged Dove @ Fort Tilden
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:03:52 -0500
At the westernmost ball field. Behind the backstop.

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 14 November 2014
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Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:39:55 -0500
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Nov. 14, 2014
* NYNY1411.14

- Birds mentioned

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
COMMON GROUND-DOVE+
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Cackling Goose
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Northern Gannet
CATTLE EGRET
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-breasted Chat
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
DICKCISSEL
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
EVENING GROSBEAK

- Transcript

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, November 14th
2014 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are COMMON GROUND-DOVE,
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, KING EIDER, HARLEQUIN DUCK,
CATTLE EGRET, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, DICKCISSEL,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, EVENING GROSBEAK and more.

The COMMON GROUND-DOVE at Jones Beach West End is alive and apparently
well. Through photo analysis from November 2nd when the bird was found the
bird taken by the Merlin appears to have been a sparrow, probably
White-throated, and the few photos of the Ground-Dove that were taken
before it disappeared do show it was missing its tail back then. Last
Saturday the Ground-Dove was refound near the Coast Guard Station entrance
but soon relocated to the eastbound side of Ocean Parkway where it has been
seen all week to today. Its tail is now showing signs of regrowth. The
Ground-Dove has been pretty faithful to the area adjacent to the
easternmost entrance and exit at West End parking field 2 often near the
Holiday Village Lightshow Arch over the entrance road feeding along the
edge between the cut lawn and the adjacent natural vegetation.

On Sunday a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was spotted in a large flock of Canadas north
of Riverhead in fields in the triangle south of Sound Avenue east of Route
105 and north of the Northville Turnpike. The PINK-FOOTED has not been
reported since but probably remains in the area.

Also, apparently late on Sunday an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found at
Mount Loretto Unique Area off Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island was seen
early on Monday but not thereafter.

Among the other interesting birds on eastern Long Island this week were a
CATTLE EGRET at Hook Pond in East Hampton last Sunday joined there by 3
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE while on the north fork a drake HARLEQUIN DUCK
was still at Orient Beach State Park last Saturday and a drake KING EIDER
was spotted in a flock of Common Eiders near Plum Island as viewed from the
Orient Ferry last Saturday.

An HUDSONIAN GODWIT was also still at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton on
Saturday. This area is viewed from the parking lot at the south end of Sagg
Main Street.

A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was still on Grant Pond in Hewlett at least to
Tuesday and a CACKLING GOOSE visited Marratooka Lake in Mattituck Monday.

As per the alert provided two weeks ago indeed a few EVENING GROSBEAKS have
appeared in the area with reports from Inwood Hill Park last week, three in
Queens Monday and on Tuesday two at Mount Loretto Unique Area and one in
Rye Westchester County. Hopefully a few more of this wonderful species will
make it this far south but certainly they will not be the flocks that
decades ago used to pour by our inland hawkwatches in good numbers this
time of year.

Numbers of PINE SISKINS and PURPLE FINCHES do seem to be dropping down in
numbers on good flight days now.

Other notable passerines have featured a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Central
Park Sunday, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR at Bay Park in East Rockaway Sunday, a
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at Kissena Park in Queens Sunday and single
DICKCISSELS at Inwood Hill Park to Monday and at a Queens feeder to
Wednesday. Recent warblers have included a quite late YELLOW at Jones Beach
West End Sunday plus ORANGE-CROWNED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN,
MAGNOLIA and AMERICAN REDSTART.

Also at Jones Beach West End a half dozen or so LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS
were still visiting the field 2 parking lot at high tide last weekend.
NORTHERN GANNET numbers offshore were huge on Saturday but much diminished
on Sunday when a distant JAEGER put in an appearance. A VESPER SPARROW also
lingered there to Sunday.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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Subject: Central Park Bird Report
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:42:30 -0800
11/14/14, Friday
Pat Pollock

Pied-billed Grebe close to west pumphouse north end of Reservoir
1 American Coot
on west/south sides no other surprises; mostly No. Shovelers, Ruddies, Can. 
Geese, Mallards, and usual gulls as far as I could tell. 


Unfortunately, little work is being done on the now torn up north stretch of 
the Reservoir - no workers around today, and the 2 I I saw yesterday were 
having an early lunch - never saw anyone working there after they dug up the 
track and erected fences so we can't bird along that stretch. I called the 79th 
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Subject: Croton Point: bald eagles, horned larks, pipits, tree sparrows
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:05:35 -0500
Nine immature bald eagles and one adult bald eagle were in Croton Bay this 
morning on the rising tide, seven at once on the sandbar W of the RR bridge. Up 
to a dozen horned larks and a continuing flock of 30+ American pipits on and 
around the main landfill as well as an immature female harrier. First-of-season 
tree sparrows heard and seen. 


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Subject: Re:COGD continues at West End Jones Beach LI, NY
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:35:17 -0500
Sam Janazzo, just called to report that the Common Ground-Dove continues in
a slightly different location.

It is on the ground in the West End 2 parking lot somewhere near the last
exit.

Good luck if you go.

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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On Nov 13, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Andrew Baksh  wrote:

For those of you interested, Harry Taylor just called to report that he and
Ed Bescher are looking at the Common Ground-Dove (COGD) near the holiday
sign at West End 2 parking lot at Jones Beach LI, NY.

This area would be near the last exit from the West End 2 parking lot.
Check previous reports for more information if this is not clear.

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From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:35:09 -0500
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Subject: Central Park Bird Report
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:56:25 -0800
11/13/14, Thursday
Pat Pollock

No Ringed Neck Ducks  AT  noon 11/13 Thursday when I checked Reservoir. Were they 
around earlier? Cd. have gone to Meer or Lake 

Peregrine Falcon perched atop Mt. Sinai bldg
American Kestral top of tree vicinity of Woodchip pile
2 Wood Ducks (M)  AT  Pool north edge
4 or 5 Chipping Sparrows Grassy Knoll
a few Hermit Thrushes
at Reservoir counted 10 Buffleheads
5 Gadwalls
1 American Coot
and large #'s of Ruddy Ducks & Northern Shovelers
Canada Geese
Mallards
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Subject: COGD continues at West End Jones Beach LI, NY
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:05:36 -0500
For those of you interested, Harry Taylor just called to report that he and
Ed Bescher are looking at the Common Ground-Dove (COGD) near the holiday
sign at West End 2 parking lot at Jones Beach LI, NY.

This area would be near the last exit from the West End 2 parking lot.
Check previous reports for more information if this is not clear.

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火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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Subject: Surf Scoter Coast Guard
From: Jonathan <18jgreen AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:10:53 -0500
Currently viewing a Surf Scoter at pretty close range at Jones Beach Coast 
Guard 


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Subject: Re: Monk parakeets - easily seen at Seamen's Neck Park, Seaford, NY (Nassau County)
From: Jonathan Green <18jgreen AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:41:06 -0500
Another very good location for them, North Woodmere Park in North Woodmere
(Nassau).  If you turn in and park in the far Northwest corner of the
parking lot, then continue walking north with the water on your left side
until you reach the *last* baseball field before the marsh, there are
several light towers.  The parakeets have a huge nest up there and I've
seen up to five at a time flying in and out.  An Osprey is their next door
neighbor with another nest in the summer.  Also happens to be a great spot
for Yellow-Crowned Night Heron in the summer.

Jonathan Green

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Nancy Tognan 
wrote:

> Hello!  I didn’t t think that monk parakeets were that interesting to
> anyone besides myself.  There is a great place to view them:  Seamen’s Neck
> Park in Seaford, NY (Nassau County).  There is a ball field with light
> platforms, and each platform has a big communal roost made of sticks.  They
> have also built roosts in low trees, so they are easily visible.  I was
> there yesterday, and there is a lot of activity and squawking – fish crows
> are bothering the light platform roosts.  The location is about a 15-minute
> drive from Jones Beach.
>
>
>
>
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From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:25:55 -0500
Hello!  I didn't t think that monk parakeets were that interesting to anyone
besides myself.  There is a great place to view them:  Seamen's Neck Park in
Seaford, NY (Nassau County).  There is a ball field with light platforms,
and each platform has a big communal roost made of sticks.  They have also
built roosts in low trees, so they are easily visible.  I was there
yesterday, and there is a lot of activity and squawking - fish crows are
bothering the light platform roosts.  The location is about a 15-minute
drive from Jones Beach.

 

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Subject: Re: Monk Parakeets in the Bronx
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:58:45 -0500
HI Michael & NY Birders,

There have been a few reports from that area in 2014, but it would be great
if you e-birded it, as there are only 11 e-bird reports for Monk Parakeet
in the Bronx this year, and I don't think any are recent.

Hugh

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> I apologize, if this is already well-known. I had a few stops in Yonkers
> and the Bronx today...at 3:36PM, three Monk Parakeets zoomed over the Cross
> Bronx Expressway, near Exit 4B (Rosedale Ave.). Makes sense with the NJ
> stronghold directly across the Hudson...
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Subject: Monk Parakeets in the Bronx
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:19:42 -0500
I apologize, if this is already well-known. I had a few stops in Yonkers
and the Bronx today...at 3:36PM, three Monk Parakeets zoomed over the Cross
Bronx Expressway, near Exit 4B (Rosedale Ave.). Makes sense with the NJ
stronghold directly across the Hudson...

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Subject: Follow-up regarding this fall's massive irruptions of 'sedentary' woodland species
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:24:52 +0000
Back around the end of September there was a thread on this list regarding 
recent incursions into NYS, not only of classic irruptives such as Pine Siskins 
and Red-breasted Nuthatches, but also of more cryptic migrants, such as Downy 
Woodpeckers. In one of my contributions I included a link to the 15 August 
eBird checklist in which I surmised that DOWOs were on the move (see comments 
under Purple Finch): 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19474995

Since that time, the data have strongly confirmed that not only Downy 
Woodpeckers, but also Hairy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers and White-breasted 
Nuthatches (and even Northern Cardinals!), are all staging major irruptions 
this year. For instance, here is a paragraph from a note to the list from 25 
Oct: 


"I was part of a group that conducted a stationary morning flight count [at 
Robert Moses SP, Suffolk County], and my companions will attest that our total 
of 5 Hairy Woodpeckers had me freaking out a little bit.... Among other 
relatively (or allegedly) sedentary species moving this morning were 12 
Downies, 20 Red-bellies (possibly a local daily max), and a White-breasted Nut, 
and our total of 28 Northern Cardinals in obvious morning flight was a true 
spectacle of nature!" 


I'm writing now to follow up on this theme with some more data, albeit slightly 
extralimital. On Monday 10 November, 12 observers conducted the 19th annual 
Block Island Veterans Day count, a CBC-style effort, which, along with the CBC 
and a third count in February, is intended to bracket changes in bird numbers 
over the course of the winter. In addition to many other interesting birds, the 
highlight this year was an unambiguous affirmation of the irruptions described 
above. Because Block Island's breeding populations of Downy, Hairy, and 
Red-bellied Woodpeckers and White-breasted Nuthatch are trivial, it is easy to 
discern when larger numbers arrive from afar. This year we broke records for 
all four of the species in question: 


16 Red-bellied Woodpecker (previous max = 8)
40 Downy Woodpecker (previous max = 38)
11 Hairy Woodpecker (previous max = 4)
6 White-breasted Nuthatch (previous max = 5)

Although our tally of 76 Northern Cardinals was not particularly large, I 
witnessed 12 of these birds massing along the edge of the woody vegetation 
along a point on the west side of the island after sunrise, repeatedly pushing 
out into the last clumps of rose among the dune grass, then retreating. It 
seemed clear to me that they wanted to head over toward Montauk or perhaps the 
mainland shore: 



https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/RhodeIslandBirds#6080946210780622194 


For those who are interested, full preliminary totals for this year's Block 
Island VDC can be seen here: 


http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=807710&MLID=RI&MLNM=Rhode%20Island

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

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Subject: Re: C. Ground dove YES
From: steve rosenthal <smr914 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:09:01 -0500
I saw it at 4:30 scurrying  around the sewer grating right before the
"prohibited activities" sign there,  and wandering around the adjacent
grass/sand. it flew into the taller bushes there as the sun was going
down.

On 11/12/14, Arie Gilbert  wrote:
> I got a call from Phil Uruburu  AT  12:25 pm stating that the Common Ground Dov
> continues
> in the median entering WE field 2.
>
> Arie Gilbert
> North Babylon, NY
>
> ----------------------------------------------
>
> On 11/11/2014 11:34 AM, Arie Gilbert wrote:
>>
>> .at entrance exit of we 2 M.obs
>> As reported previously
>>
>>
>> 11/11/2014  AT  11:32 AM
>>
>> Arie Gilbert
>> No. Babylon NY
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Subject: Re: C. Ground dove YES
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:59:06 -0500




Subject: Central Park Bird Report - 3 (m) Ringed-neck Ducks
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:54:52 -0800
11/12/14 Wednesday
Pat Pollock

3 Ringed-neck (M) Ducks in NE section of Reservoir seen by me  AT  11:20 am.
In addition 2 American Coots
16 Buffleheads
11 Gadwalls
many No. Shovelers and Ruddy Ducks
Haven't seen Hooded Mergansers for a few days
John Beauchamp said he saw 6 Monday, 11/10 on eastside - I didn't find any 
later in the day 

11/10 Mon.:  Palm W., Golden-crowned Kinglets 4, Pinetum
91st/West Drive 2 beautiful (M) Brown-headed Cowbirds

Yesterday afternoon went to Inwood - didn't find Dickcissel - others the same. 
If you go I suggest bringing seed and distributing in cement areas cement There 
are well over a hundred sparrows feeding along there, and being disturbed, 
flying off, up into the trees. 

As for Woodcock, went there, too, w/o success - a loud smelly stifling 
atmosphere. Cd't locate the bird. 


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Subject: White-winged Crossbills/Northern Goshawk/other boreal birds/Ermine
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:54:08 -0500
It has been over two weeks since I've heard or observed any Pine Siskins or
Purple Finches in the central Adirondacks.  American Goldfinches continue to
visit our feeders, increasing in numbers.  I hear them everywhere I hike
also.  I encountered Evening Grosbeaks again along Sabattis Circle Road in
Long Lake.  I've heard low-flyover White-winged Crossbills twice along
Sabattis Circle Road.

 

11/11/14 Sabattis Circle Road, Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)

 

Northern Cardinal - female; This is the second Northern Cardinal I've
encountered in the past week - this species continues its range expansion

White-winged Crossbill - small group heard flying over Sabattis Bog

 

11/10/14 Bloomingdale Areas and several roads in Spring Pond Bog (Franklin
Co.)

 

On a tour with a couple from Brooklyn, we spent the day in boreal habitat in
Franklin Co.  Here are some of the species found:

 

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Ruffed Grouse

Northern Goshawk - flying across Oregon Plains Rd. in Bloomingdale!

Black-backed Woodpecker - 2; photograph of a male on my Facebook page below

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Gray Jay - at least 7 in 4 different groups (2,2,1,2) including one that
came to a hand for raisins! (5 photos on my Facebook page below)

Boreal Chickadee - at least 11 in 4 different groups (2,3,2,4)

Brown Creeper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

We also observed an Ermine cross the road in front of our car on Route 30.
It was already in its winter white plumage (about 95% white with just a few
brown hairs left).  Daylight (not cold) is the trigger that stops hormone
production in Ermine.  Fur is shed and white fur is the result of no
pigment.  (There is also genetics involved since southern U.S. Ermine remain
brown.)  I have been observing white Snowshoe Hares and Ermine for the past
decade sticking out like sore thumbs in a landscape devoid of snow.  (The
Snowshoe Hare often appear as white plastic bags on brown ground - in the
snow, you would never notice them.)  The timing of this change likely
evolved over a long period of time.  Climate changes in the past couple
decades have been rapid and dramatic.  I suspect this is causing serious
problems for the white mammals.  It has gotten to the point where the only
month we can count on total snow cover in the Adirondacks is now down to
just February.  (Historically, it was late Oct. to late April.)  Worrisome.

 

11/8/14 Sabattis Circle Road (Long Lake, Hamilton Co.) and Spring Pond Bog
(Franklin Co.)

 

At the Little Tupper Lake/Round Lake outlet area, I stopped the car to
listen for Black-backed Woodpeckers.  I didn't hear a woodpecker, but I did
immediately hear White-winged Crossbills!  I jumped out, and the
White-winged Crossbill vocalizations faded away, and then I heard Evening
Grosbeaks!  There were several Bufflehead on Little Tupper Lake.

 

In the afternoon at Spring Pond Bog, I found 3 different Ruffed Grouse, 1
adult Bald Eagle, 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers, 8 Gray Jays (3 different
groups), and 3 Boreal Chickadees.

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 

 


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Subject: NNYBirds: White-winged Crossbills/Northern Goshawk/other boreal birds/Ermine
From: "'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:54:08 -0500
It has been over two weeks since I've heard or observed any Pine Siskins or
Purple Finches in the central Adirondacks.  American Goldfinches continue to
visit our feeders, increasing in numbers.  I hear them everywhere I hike
also.  I encountered Evening Grosbeaks again along Sabattis Circle Road in
Long Lake.  I've heard low-flyover White-winged Crossbills twice along
Sabattis Circle Road.

 

11/11/14 Sabattis Circle Road, Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)

 

Northern Cardinal - female; This is the second Northern Cardinal I've
encountered in the past week - this species continues its range expansion

White-winged Crossbill - small group heard flying over Sabattis Bog

 

11/10/14 Bloomingdale Areas and several roads in Spring Pond Bog (Franklin
Co.)

 

On a tour with a couple from Brooklyn, we spent the day in boreal habitat in
Franklin Co.  Here are some of the species found:

 

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Ruffed Grouse

Northern Goshawk - flying across Oregon Plains Rd. in Bloomingdale!

Black-backed Woodpecker - 2; photograph of a male on my Facebook page below

Pileated Woodpecker - 2

Gray Jay - at least 7 in 4 different groups (2,2,1,2) including one that
came to a hand for raisins! (5 photos on my Facebook page below)

Boreal Chickadee - at least 11 in 4 different groups (2,3,2,4)

Brown Creeper

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

We also observed an Ermine cross the road in front of our car on Route 30.
It was already in its winter white plumage (about 95% white with just a few
brown hairs left).  Daylight (not cold) is the trigger that stops hormone
production in Ermine.  Fur is shed and white fur is the result of no
pigment.  (There is also genetics involved since southern U.S. Ermine remain
brown.)  I have been observing white Snowshoe Hares and Ermine for the past
decade sticking out like sore thumbs in a landscape devoid of snow.  (The
Snowshoe Hare often appear as white plastic bags on brown ground - in the
snow, you would never notice them.)  The timing of this change likely
evolved over a long period of time.  Climate changes in the past couple
decades have been rapid and dramatic.  I suspect this is causing serious
problems for the white mammals.  It has gotten to the point where the only
month we can count on total snow cover in the Adirondacks is now down to
just February.  (Historically, it was late Oct. to late April.)  Worrisome.

 

11/8/14 Sabattis Circle Road (Long Lake, Hamilton Co.) and Spring Pond Bog
(Franklin Co.)

 

At the Little Tupper Lake/Round Lake outlet area, I stopped the car to
listen for Black-backed Woodpeckers.  I didn't hear a woodpecker, but I did
immediately hear White-winged Crossbills!  I jumped out, and the
White-winged Crossbill vocalizations faded away, and then I heard Evening
Grosbeaks!  There were several Bufflehead on Little Tupper Lake.

 

In the afternoon at Spring Pond Bog, I found 3 different Ruffed Grouse, 1
adult Bald Eagle, 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers, 8 Gray Jays (3 different
groups), and 3 Boreal Chickadees.

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 

 
Subject: Re: Footprints in the Field
From: <redknot AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:05:55 +0000
Erich: Could the footprints you took photos of be turkey tracks? They look like 
that to me and since cattle egret are quite uncommon on Long Island this time 
of year while turkey are very common I suspect that is what you found. 


John Turner 

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Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:02 pm
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Footprints in the Field
To: "nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu" 

> On a Veterans' Day visit to Calverton National Cemetery today, 
> we observed footprints of probable cattle egrets on the soil 
> covering several recent interments. They were next to deer 
> footprints. See below. 
> 
> Barbara and Erich Glanz
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Subject: Fwd: [SINaturaList] Ash throated Flycatcher NOT seen , 11/11
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 21:55:25 -0500
FYI...

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
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Subject: Footprints in the Field
From: Erich Glanz <eglanz AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:02:01 -0500
On a Veterans' Day visit to Calverton National Cemetery today, we observed 
footprints of probable cattle egrets on the soil covering several recent 
interments. They were next to deer footprints. See below. 


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Subject: Croton Point: Snow buntings & pipits
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:08:15 -0500
6 snow buntings were seen atop main landfill this morning at Croton Point 
County Park in Westchester County. 


Also seen was a flock of 32 American Pipits along road south of main landfill. 

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Subject: Croton Point: Snow buntings & more
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:03:21 -0500
6 snow buntings were seen atop main landfill this morning at Croton Point 
County Park in Westchester County. Feeding in the roadside grasses and waiting 
for very last moment to fly up at approach of passing runners and dog walkers 
and them circling back around to the roadside again. 


Also seen was a flock of 32 American Pipits on mowed field south of main 
landfill. 


Two adult bald eagles were seen perching together in tree b/n main landfill and 
the RR bridge. Another bald eagle -- 3rd yr -- seen fishing in Croton Bay. 


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Subject: Mt. Loretto/ Ash-throated search+
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:06:34 -0500
It was a frustrating yet hopeful morning on Staten Island.
I was searching for the flycatcher this morning from before sunrise till 9am.
Passerine morning flight was in full effect with thousands of grackles and 
blackbirds on the move along with modest numbers of Purple Finch, Siskin and 
Goldfinch. 

In one of the flycatcher sighting areas relayed to me by Isaac Grant I heard 
vocalizations consistent with the 2 syllable call note and the husky rolling 
"brrrrr" on two separate occasions with about 40 minutes in between them. I 
never did see the bird before I had to leave for work. 

While walking the main path listening to the continuing morning flight I heard 
two Evening Grosbeak flying SW. Unfortunately I was unable to obtain photo 
documentation. 

So while I was unable to nail either of these species down, I firmly believe 
the flycatcher is still there. I'm interested if any morning flights or hawk 
watches in the area witnessed a movement of Evening Grosbeaks today. 


Cheers,

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Brooklyn, NY

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Subject: Mount Loretto ATFL (NO)
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:45:25 -0500
For those of you interested in the status of the Ash-throated Flycatcher at
Mount Loretto Staten Island.

The bird has not been seen despite a few of us looking and listening.

Please update the list serves if there are any positive reports.

Thanks

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Subject: C. Ground dove YES
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:34:05 -0500
.at entrance exit of we 2 M.obs
As reported previously


11/11/2014  AT  11:32 AM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 

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Subject: Ground-Dove at Jones Beach
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:24:30 -0500
The bird was seen a short while ago and has since disappeared - just before I 
arrived - into the scrub at the northeast edge of the West End 2 parking lot. 


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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon Grant Park-Yes
From: <JGIUNTA746 AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:19:30 -0500
Date: Nov. 11, 2014
 
The Eurasian Wigeon continues at Grant Park in Hewlett Long Island. There  
are many other species there including Pintail and Ring-necked Ducks. It 
affords  great practice in preparing for the upcoming Christmas Counts.
Also present were three Rusty Blackbirds.
Good Birding,
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Subject: weekend highlights from the East End
From: Jane Ross <janefross AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:14:18 -0500
orange-crowned warbler at Georgica Cove pectoral sandpipers and a white-rumped 
sandpiper also on the Cove (Georgica Pond is open and there are nice mud flats 
throughout the pond and cove) green-winged teal on the Cove, along with Hooded 
mergansers, buffleheads, and ruddy ducks (and duck hunter blinds going up in 
several locations)cattle egret at Hook Pond (with thanks to Derek Rogers for 
his timely report)Eastern Meadowlark at Camp Hero, and flocks of scoters, 
common eider and Northern Gannets offshoreHudsonian Godwit and Royal Tern at 
Sagaponack Pond which also remains open and has large mudflats 

Jane F. Ross 
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Subject: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Staten Island NYC 11/10
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:45:30 -0500
Monday, 10 November, 2014

The Ash-throated Flycatcher found, photo'd & ID'd by Dave Eib late on  
Sunday was seen nicely again today, Mon. a.m. thanks this mid-morning  
to Isaac Grant, who was on-scene as two of us arrived at the same  
site: Mt. Loretto Unique Area, along southern Hylan Blvd. in the s.  
part of Staten Island/Richmond Co. (part of N.Y. City) with the  
flycatcher having been up the road in from the parking, then back  
towards Hylan somewhat, & settling in at least for an hour+ along the  
road only about ~75 yards or so east of the parking lot, mostly seen  
in brushy berry and bramble areas a bit west of where it clears out  
(the so-called sparrow-bowl), after the movement that Isaac & maybe a  
few others, including D.E.'s Sunday sighting, had noted... It was seen  
right by the road on the n. side, but easily disappeared from view a  
number of times only to pop back up at eye level to maybe 10 ft. off  
the ground. Many photo-ops as well as skulking lengths of time. The  
bird was actually "easy" for 2 of us only because of Isaac's just  
being on the bird as we happened to show up, so that was not  
representative of what work it could be to spot & follow it. The bird  
was occasionally vocalizing at least with calls, and was actively  
feeding & clearly mobile... when we saw it, it was not hanging out  
with any other birds.

Elsewhere on the south shore of Staten Island, we saw a modest variety  
of seaduck, off Great Kills park for the most part, with Red-throated  
Loons, a few Common Loons, a lot of Horned Grebes, & some 500+++ N.  
Gannets all out in the lower harbor & bay, a nice sight on a rather  
mild day. There was a flight of passerines & at least a few typical  
raptors & vultures, but much of that was earlier than what we  
witnessed in mid-a.m. thru late p.m. - one sort of bird not seen at  
all, not even at Crooke's Pt. (outermost part of the shore at Great  
Kills) were swallows, and they, perhaps including Cave, ought be  
looked out for in coming days, esp. on the cold fronts that are  
expected.

There were decent numbers of sparrows & Myrtle Warblers, etc. to sort  
thru but we didn't do all that much; I.G. had seen a few nice things  
ahead of our arrival at Mt. Loretto including an Orange-crowned  
Warbler a bit nearer the shore bluffs.

Thanks to Dave Eib for this find, and to Isaac for just being on  
point, and all who offer reports...

good birding,

Tom Fiore & Kristine Wallstrom
Manhattan /  Bronx




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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:54:10 +0000
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* November 10, 2014*  NYSY  11. 10. 14 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):November 03, 2014 - November 10, 2014to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison & Cortlandcompiled: November 10 AT 5:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #416 Monday November 
10, 2014 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of November 03, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

EARED GREBECATTLE EGRETAMERICAN BITTERNGLOSSY IBISROSS’S GOOSECACKLING 
GOOSESANDHILL CRANEAMERICAN AVOCETPURPLE SANDPIPERSNOWY OWLSAW-WHET OWLNORTHERN 
PARULAWHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL 


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

     Only five species of shorebird reported this week. DUNLIN, KILLDEER, 
AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS.     11/6: 44 
SANDHILL CRANES were counted at East Road. 40 DUNLIN were seen at Easton Marsh 
on the Wildlife Drive.     11/8: The adult and juvenile GLOSSY IBIS were 
seen at Eaton Marsh. The AMERICAN AVOCET was present also. The EARED GREBE was 
spotted at the first area of open water on the Wildlife Drive. A SNOWY OWL was 
seen at the end of the Wildlife Drive near Rt.89. 2 ROSS’S GEESE AND 53 
SANDHILL CRANES were at Knox-Marsellus Pool.     11/9: The 2 GLOSSY IBISES 
and the AMERICAN AVOCET were again at Eaton Marsh. A late AMERICAN BITTERN was 
seen along the Wildlife Drive. 7 ROSS’S GEESE were at Knox-Marsellus Pool. 


Cayuga County------------
     11/6: A PURPLE SANDPIPER, 1 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and 2 DUNLIN were 
spotted on the south side of the break wall at Fair Haven State Park. The 
PURPLE SANDPIPER and the DUNLIN were seen again on 11/8. 


Onondaga County------------
     11/7: A BLACK SCOTER was seen at Willow Bay on Onondaga Lake.     
11/9: The SNOWY OWL seen all summer and fall on Rt. 31 at the Home Depot area 
was injured by a car and was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator.      11/10: 
2 CACKLING GEESE were seen in a corn field in Tully. 


Oswego County------------
     11/7: A SAW-WHET OWL was heard calling on Kibbey Road near Mexico.   
  11/9: A late NORTHERN PARULA was seen at Derby Hill. 


Jefferson County------------
     11/7: A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was heard at El Dorado State Park. A 
CATTLE EGRET was spotted at the intersection ofCo. Rt. 152 and Town Barn Road 
in Henderson. Possibly the same bird was spotted about 10 miles south at the 
intersection of Baldwin Road and Co. Rt. 89 in Mannsville on 11/9. 

          

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Subject: Bluebirds/Bellport L.I.
From: <lstocker AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:35:27 -0500
Not sure if it’s of interest,but this morning I had a flock of over 20 
Eastern Bluebirds at Bellport Country Club. I haven’t seen any postings of 
this bird in some time.Any comments or thoughts would be welcome off list. 

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Subject: Fwd: [SINaturaList] Ash-throated Flycatcher - YES
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:23:59 -0500
FYI...

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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11/10/14

8:45am
Isaac Grant just messaged to report the ash-throated flycatcher found
yesterday is being seen at Mt Loretto in approximately the same area as
yesterday (around the "sparrow bowl).

7:10-8:10am
The flycatcher was seen in this time period despite Isaac, Dick Veit and my
self looking around the Sparrow Bowl.  There were other goodies to be had
though... siskin flying over, Dick heard a pipit, I had an orange-crowned
warbler before either Dick or Isaac arrived, 4-6 bluebirds, many blackbirds
overhead, lots of white-throated, song, swamp and few field sparrows.

Good luck if you go, and please post updates....

Best,
Seth

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Subject: Fwd: [ Ash-throated Flycatcher - YES
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:00:23 -0500
Being seen in same spot described yesterday at Mt. loretto in Staten Isand. 
Park in the main lot and walk straight up the main path. It is being seen on 
both sides of the path as the road to go up hill. 


Isaac Grant
Senior Loan Officer

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> 11/10/14
> 
> 8:45am
> Isaac Grant just messaged to report the ash-throated flycatcher found 
yesterday is being seen at Mt Loretto in approximately the same area as 
yesterday (around the "sparrow bowl). 

> 
> 7:10-8:10am
> The flycatcher was seen in this time period despite Isaac, Dick Veit and my 
self looking around the Sparrow Bowl. There were other goodies to be had 
though... siskin flying over, Dick heard a pipit, I had an orange-crowned 
warbler before either Dick or Isaac arrived, 4-6 bluebirds, many blackbirds 
overhead, lots of white-throated, song, swamp and few field sparrows. 

> 
> Good luck if you go, and please post updates....
> 
> Best,
> Seth
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Subject: Drake King Eider
From: <rtmanddgm AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:59:48 -0500
My apologies for the late posting, but three attempts have failed to go through 
in the last day and a half. This is my last attempt. 

On the 11:00 am ferry leaving Orient I observed a flock of six Eider on the 
northwest side of Plum Island. These included five Common and one Drake King. 
Also observed on the trip were four Dolphin ( I presume Common?) heading into 
Long Island Sound and many large rafts of Scoter almost entirely White-winged. 


Virtually no birds were encountered on the return trip on Sunday at 1:00 pm. 
Amazing what a difference a day makes. 


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Subject: Re:Late Yellow Warbler at Jones Beach
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 22:09:18 -0500
I already stand corrected. One must be careful when searching eBird range
maps for New York records to select "New York, United States" and not "New
York, New York, United States." Zooming out to look at the entire state,
one sees that birds have lasted into January up in Ithaca.

Good Birding,
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On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 9:51 PM, Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
wrote:

> While searching for (and dipping on) the Common Ground-Dove at Jones Beach
> this morning several birders pointed out a Yellow Warbler they had found in
> the hedgerow by the Coast Guard Station. (Not sure who first found /
> identified it.)
>
> Bull's Birds lists 24 October as the late date for New York but two
> November records are in eBird, 2 November 2012 at Drier-Offerman Park in
> Brooklyn and 9 November 2012 at Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County. So if
> someone goes out and finds this bird tomorrow it will be record late for
> the state.
>
> I got some pictures of the bird, one of which I've shared on the New York
> Birders Facebook page.
>
> Good Birding,
> Corey Finger
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Subject: Late Yellow Warbler at Jones Beach
From: Corey Finger <10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 21:51:40 -0500
While searching for (and dipping on) the Common Ground-Dove at Jones Beach
this morning several birders pointed out a Yellow Warbler they had found in
the hedgerow by the Coast Guard Station. (Not sure who first found /
identified it.)

Bull's Birds lists 24 October as the late date for New York but two
November records are in eBird, 2 November 2012 at Drier-Offerman Park in
Brooklyn and 9 November 2012 at Massapequa Preserve in Nassau County. So if
someone goes out and finds this bird tomorrow it will be record late for
the state.

I got some pictures of the bird, one of which I've shared on the New York
Birders Facebook page.

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Subject: Re: 11/8: Harlequin Duck - Orient Point (Suffolk Co.)
From: <rtmanddgm AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:00:27 -0500
Minor apology... The ferry was leaving Orient heading to New London, not 
returning to Orient. Also... For cetacean enthusiasts four dolphin where also 
seen, I presume Common, swimming in a direction that would take them further 
into Long Island Sound. 

Bob McGrath

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> On Nov 9, 2014, at 12:28 PM, rtmanddgm AT aol.com wrote:
> 
> A Drake King Eider was also seen with five Common on the northwest side of 
Plum Island yesterday from the ferry heading to Orient. Time was approx. 11:30 
AM. 

> Bob McGrath
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>> On Nov 8, 2014, at 8:15 PM, Karen Fung  wrote:
>> 
>> John Wittenberg asked me to post that the drake Harlequin Duck was refound 
today (Saturday) around 1pm by Hank and Jody Levin on the access road to Orient 
Beach State Park. The harlie was seen just past the mile marker for 1 mile, in 
a small raft of White-winged Scoter. This is a bird that was initially found on 
the 31st and last reported on the 4th. 

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Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon -- Grant Park (Hewlett)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:54:21 -0500
An eBird.org hotspot (shared location) has been created for 'Grant Park,
Hewlett' and should be available within 12 hours on the system. All
checklists associated with a hotspot will be available to view via bar
charts on eBird.org. All personal locations will be visible only at the
county level and above.

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are the steps.:

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) &
click "Edit"
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark selected for "Delete after merging"
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... then you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button
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— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

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On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM, Jonathan Green <18jgreen AT gmail.com> wrote:

> Continuing male *Eurasian Wigeon* at Grant Park in Hewlett.  No sign of
> the Goldeneye but still many Am. Wigeon, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, several
> Brant and Green-Winged Teal and one *Pintail.*
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Subject: Re:Pink-footed Goose - Riverhead (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:12:47 -0500
The Pink-footed Goose remained in the company of roughly 500 Canada Geese when 
I left the site around 3:45. It was some of the better views I've gotten of 
this species with good light and relative close range. The goose called several 
times during the hour in which I viewed it and occasionally snapped back at the 
bullying Canada Geese. 


Seems early for Pink-foot but I'm reminded that geese have been on the move for 
a while now. Back on 10/19/14 I noted 2 collared Canada Geese from the West 
Greenland program, indicating that geese from the far north have decided to 
move early this year. Also, reports from the UK indicate record breaking 
numbers during this fall's Pink-foot migration. Perhaps an early sign of more 
to come as their population continues to increase. Here is a link to a BBC News 
report from Montrose Basin that gives an idea on some of the numbers they are 
seeing: http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-29691238 


Some images of today's goose can be viewed on my Flickr page:

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/39025168 AT N07/

Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville



> On Nov 9, 2014, at 3:03 PM, Derek Rogers  wrote:
> 
> Right now in the triangle farm field located in between these 3 roads: 
Northville Turnpike, Cross River Drive and Sound Avenue. 

> 
> Best,
> Derek Rogers
> Sayville  
> 
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Subject: Ossining birds
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 22:29:34 +0000
The river has some waterfowl accumulating. From the Mariandale - Dominican 
Sisters property visible were large rafts of bufflehead, ruddy duck, coot and 
some black duck. Charlie Roberto and a few observers (not me unfortunately -- 
too late-- had single first year black and surf scoters; excellent sightings 
for the "river" side of the county; there were also on the property phoebe, 
several Palm warbler, lots of sparrows juncos and flickers, my best bird was an 
oriole likely a first year Baltimore as despite Tom Fiore's reminder of 
November rarities I cannot confidently say otherwise; and for mycologists 
several stinkhorn mushrooms; there was a horned grebe at croton boat ramp; 
several bald eagles, and great black backed gulls trying there best to kill 
coot. Reports from Croton point park had kestrel, harriers, peregrine, pipits, 
and savannah sparrows 


L. Trachtenberg 
Ossining 

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Subject: Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Monthly Program
From: Stella Miller <stella.miller63 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:28:14 -0800
Please join us for our monthly program at the Cold Spring Harbor Library:

Make Room for Wildlife: Effects of Exurban Development on Songbirds and Other 
Wildlife, Lessons from the Adirondacks with Michale Glennon, Ph.D 

November 12 at 7pm

Low density  (exurban) residential  development  is the fastest  growing 
land use in  the  United States, and is    
particularly prevalent in areas of high amenity value surrounding 
protected areas, including the private lands of 
the  Adirondack  Park.    Consisting  of  homes  located  on  large  
lots  of  5 - 40  acres,  it  is  a  particularly                
consumptive development pattern, and, although not always visually 
obtrusive, it has major and irreversible 
impacts  on  wildlife.    Specialized  species  that  are  intolerant  
of  humans  are  displaced  by  generalist  species;    
human-wildlife  conflict  may  increase  due  to  intrusion  by  
settlement  into  prime  wildlife  habitat;  and  wide-
ranging species suffer the incremental loss of habitat caused by 
expanded road and driveway networks and the 
development itself.  Research in the Adirondacks has demonstrated that 
exurban development is a quickly-growing development pattern, but until 
recently the precise ecological impacts in this ecosystem were poorly 
understood.   Join us tonight as we learn about direct impacts to 
songbirds and other wildlife from exurban      
development.

About  the  speaker: As  Science  Coordinator  
for  the  Adirondack  Program  of  the  Wildlife  Conservation         
Society, Michale serves a leading role in the ecological research 
conducted in the Adirondacks. Her research 
interests lie primarily at the intersection between land use management 
and ecological integrity, with a number 
of projects ranging from the impacts of low density, exurban development on 
wildlife to the potential changes 

to Adirondack lowland boreal communities resulting from climate change. Michale 
joined WCS in 2003 after 

completing  a  Ph.D.  at  the  State  University  of  New  York,  
College  of  Environmental  Science  and  Forestry 
where she explored the effects of land use management on bird and small mammal 
communities in the 

Adirondack Park. She has also worked on the potential impacts of ski 
area development on Bicknell’s thrush, a 
Neotropical  migrant  of  high  conservation  priority  in  the  east,  
and  on  a  project  to  understand  the  rapidly         
expanding moose population in the Adirondacks and its relatedness to 
nearby populations in neighboring states 
and provinces. In addition to her exurban development work, Michale is 
currently working to understand the 
status and distribution of a suite of lowland boreal birds in the 
Adirondack Park and the potential impacts of 
climate  change  on  these  vulnerable  species.  Michale  serves  on  
the  advisory  board  of  the  Shingle  Shanty       
Preserve  and  Research  Station,  the  Technical  Advisory  Committee  
for  the  Adirondack  Park  Agency,  the      
Biodiversity  Conservation  Advisory  Committee  for  the  New  York  
State  Department  of  Environmental        
Conservation, the Forest and Land Management Task Force of the 
Adirondack Climate Action Plan, the Avian        
Taxonomic Working Group of the Adirondack All-Taxa Biodiversity 
Inventory, and the Paul Smiths College 
Fisheries and Wildlife Science Advisory Board.
 
For more information on our programs, field trips and activities please visit 
our website. 



Stella Miller
President
Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon 
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Subject: Derek Rogers
From: John Askildsen <askildsen AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:25:35 -0600
 Hey Derek-


You're having one heck of a day ! Wanna get me some lottery tickets while 
you're out there ? 



JPA 

 John Askildsen 
Millbrook, New York

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Subject: Pink-footed Goose - Riverhead (Suffolk)
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:03:09 -0500
Right now in the triangle farm field located in between these 3 roads: 
Northville Turnpike, Cross River Drive and Sound Avenue. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville  



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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon -- Grant Park (Hewlett)
From: Jonathan Green <18jgreen AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:56:03 -0500
Continuing male *Eurasian Wigeon* at Grant Park in Hewlett.  No sign of the
Goldeneye but still many Am. Wigeon, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, several
Brant and Green-Winged Teal and one *Pintail.*

-- Jonathan Green

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