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25 Jan Re: Brooklyn Mew Gull -- NO [Angus Wilson ]
25 Jan Delaware County Golden Eagle Survey 7 February [Thomas Salo ]
25 Jan Barrows goldeneye [Pat Aitken ]
25 Jan Shinnecock LI King Eider continues... [Andrew Baksh ]
24 Jan Re: Brooklyn Mew Gull -- NO [Doug Gochfeld ]
24 Jan Brooklyn Mew Gull -- NO []
24 Jan Common Redpoll - Staten Island [isaac grant ]
24 Jan Bohemian waxwings [Tom Wheeler ]
24 Jan Bohemian waxwings [Tom Wheeler ]
24 Jan Common Redpoll, Central Park , Manhattan [Ed Gaillard ]
24 Jan Connetquot River State Park Bald Eagles (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
23 Jan NYC Area RBA: 23 January 2015 [Gail Benson ]
23 Jan 5 ain't 8, but it's still great ! [robert adamo ]
23 Jan Re: Mew Gull YES [Andrew Baksh ]
23 Jan Mew Gull NO [Shane Blodgett ]
23 Jan Long Island Gulls videos [Klemens Gasser ]
23 Jan Thick-billed Murre (Yes) [Anthony Collerton ]
23 Jan FW: [cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck in Ithaca today ["Kevin J. McGowan" ]
23 Jan re:King Eider [John S Shemilt ]
23 Jan re:King Eider [John S Shemilt ]
23 Jan LI East end birds 1-22-15 [Arie Gilbert ]
22 Jan Orange/Dutchess County Hudson River Gulls [Curt McDermott ]
22 Jan RE: Mew Gull [Carole Griffiths ]
22 Jan Mew Gull-YES [Rob Jett ]
22 Jan Mew Gull [Tim Dunn ]
22 Jan Re: Mew Gull [Peter Post ]
22 Jan Thick billed Murre Montauk pt YES [Arie Gilbert ]
22 Jan Common Redpoll Jones Beach [parksys577 ]
22 Jan Mew Gull [Peter Post ]
22 Jan Mew Gull -YES [Doug Gochfeld ]
22 Jan RE: Mew Gull directions [Shaibal Mitra ]
22 Jan TONIGHT - Jamaica Bay West Pond Meeting on Thursday, January 22, 6pm to 8 pm [Nancy Tognan ]
21 Jan Mew Gull directions [Shane Blodgett ]
21 Jan BBC Evening Presentation [Dennis Hrehowsik ]
21 Jan Brooklyn & Queens: MEW GULL photos, Orange-crowned Warblers, Common Redpolls, Razorbills etc. [Doug Gochfeld ]
22 Jan 1st Winter Mew Gull Brooklyn NY [Shane Blodgett ]
21 Jan Central Suff. Co. [syschiff ]
21 Jan Re: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County [Richard Guthrie ]
21 Jan RE: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County [Shaibal Mitra ]
21 Jan East End Birds (Suffolk Co.) [ken feustel ]
21 Jan Eared Grebe Pt. Lookout- YES [Sean Camillieri ]
21 Jan Re: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County [Shane Blodgett ]
21 Jan Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County [Sean Sime ]
21 Jan Re: Thick-billed Murre Continues at Lake Montauk (Suffolk Co.) ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
21 Jan Thick-billed Murre Continues at Lake Montauk (Suffolk Co.) []
21 Jan Thick-billed Murre. Lake Montauk, Suffolk Co. []
21 Jan Thick-billed Murre. Lake Montauk, Suffolk ard []
21 Jan Today's prior C.Redpoll post, fleshed out. [robert adamo ]
20 Jan Probable Thick-billed Murre. Lake Montauk Inlet - West; ; Suffolk Co. [Michael Scheibel ]
20 Jan C. Redpoll [robert adamo ]
20 Jan Common Redpoll - Prospect Park [Rob Bate ]
20 Jan Eared grebe point lookout [Arie Gilbert ]
20 Jan Pine Siskins, Ridge [Joel Horman ]
20 Jan RE: Newburgh (Orange County) Hudson River Gulls [Will Raup ]
19 Jan Newburgh (Orange County) Hudson River Gulls [Curt McDermott ]
19 Jan Queens County Bird Club - Upcoming Meeting Info - Wed. 01/21/2015 - Richard Santangelo presents "Birders: The Next Generation" [Nancy Tognan ]
19 Jan Harlequin Ducks and Horned Larks ["Carney, Martin" ]
19 Jan Massapequa Preserve - 1/19 [Michael Zito ]
19 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
19 Jan Re:Black-headed Gull, East River, Manhattan [David Barrett ]
19 Jan Black-headed Gull, East River, Manhattan [David Barrett ]
19 Jan Common Raven in Roslyn ["Avery Scott (SkyOfBirds)" ]
19 Jan Randall Island [Alan Drogin ]
19 Jan Iceland Gull at Jones Beach [Steve Walter ]
19 Jan A couple of additions in the Montauk Area this morning ... [Anthony Collerton ]
19 Jan Canvasback at Brooklyn Bridge Park [Matthew Wills ]
19 Jan King Eider @ Shinnecock [Jonathan Stocker ]
18 Jan Re: 1/17 South Shore LI: continuing rarities plus female Eurasian Wigeon [robert adamo ]
18 Jan C redpoll ++ kirk beach [Arie Gilbert ]
18 Jan Snow Goose [Tom Moran ]
18 Jan Com. Redpoll + iceland gulls. Montauk point [Arie Gilbert ]
18 Jan Redpoll flock - Tiana Beach [Pat Palladino ]
18 Jan Redpoll flock -Tiana beach -Suffolk [Pat Palladino ]
18 Jan RE: House Sparrow at my feeder [Steve Walter ]
18 Jan Glaucous Gull at Shinnecock Inlet (Suffolk Co.) []
18 Jan 1/17 South Shore LI: continuing rarities plus female Eurasian Wigeon []

Subject: Re: Brooklyn Mew Gull -- NO
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:04:01 -0500
Spent a couple of hours searching the relevant spots this morning, including 
Coney Island Creek, without success. 


As Doug Gochfeld mentioned yesterday, the Brooklyn coast and parks are a major 
wintering area for Ring-billed Gulls and there are numerous alternative spots 
that should be checked in case the bird has simply changed its preferred 
loafing or feeding sites. 


Angus Wilson, New York City & The Springs, NY
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Subject: Delaware County Golden Eagle Survey 7 February
From: Thomas Salo <salothomas AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:02:03 -0500
I am trying to fill in a few remaining territories in SE Delaware County 
- the area between Roxbury and Andes- for the 7 February survey. I could 
use some skilled birders as help. I am especially in need of a couple of 
people who can ID eagle species from great distances by silhouette. In 
other words, hawk counter quality skills.

The poor visibility date is 8 February.

Details at http://doas.us/feb-7-golden-eagle-count/

Steve Walter - please contact me. Your emails are bouncing.

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Subject: Barrows goldeneye
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:09:22 -0500
Female barrows goldeneye at montauk yacht club on star island


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Subject: Shinnecock LI King Eider continues...
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:34:05 -0500
King Eider at Shinnecock continues; currently, west of the inlet in front
on the island. Observed with Tom Burke and Gail Benson.

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Subject: Re: Brooklyn Mew Gull -- NO
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:22:08 -0500
For what it's worth, there are generally multiple thousands of Ring-billed
Gulls on Coney Island Beach, just a couple of miles to the SE, as well as
hundreds in the Sheepshead Bay and Marine Park area a little east of there.
There are also usually a few hundred between the Owls Head wastewater plant
and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Floyd Bennett Field's evening RBGU roost
is in full effect at this point in the winter as well, as there were over
2000 there a week ago.

These all seem like potential alternate locations for the Mew Gull if it
isn't showing at the Gravesend Bay location. The most likely alternate
places in my mind, based on proximity and high concentrations of
appropriately sized gulls, are Coney Island Creek Park (or anywhere in
Coney Island Creek where there are gulls hanging out), Coney Island Beach,
and the Owls Head Wastewater Plant.

Good Birding
-Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY.

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 7:11 PM,  wrote:

> The Mew Gull present in recent days at Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn was
> searched for extensively and at length today but not detected.
>
> Patricia Lindsay
> Bay Shore, NY
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Subject: Brooklyn Mew Gull -- NO
From: <pjlindsay AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:11:43 -0500
The Mew Gull present in recent days at Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn was 
searched for extensively and at length today but not detected.

Patricia Lindsay
Bay Shore, NY

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Subject: Common Redpoll - Staten Island
From: isaac grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:25:27 -0500
There was a flock of 24 Common Redpoll at Great Kills Park.  Go all the way
to the end of the road.  There is a sign there that says permits are
required to go on to the dirt road.  Make a left and park in the parking
lot.  There is a path that leads to the beach right at the corner of the
lot.  Walk west on the beach.  The birds were ranging widely and feeding in
the grasses bordering the beach.  They were mixed in with a large mixed
flock of Tree Sparrows, Song Sparrows and Goldfinch.  They spent most of
the time in the area just in front of where a wooden fence begins.

Also there has been female Goldeneye on the pond at Monravian Cemetery that
may be a hybrid Common/Barrow's.  Still trying to work out the details of
this bird.  I looked for it this afternoon but did not see it.  Will report
if the bird is refound or if a final determination on it is made.

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Subject: Bohemian waxwings
From: Tom Wheeler <northflow AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:36:03 -0500
St. Lawrence County. Also a snowy owl near intersection of 812 and Hutchinson 
Road north of Heuvelton. 


Tom Wheeler
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Subject: Bohemian waxwings
From: Tom Wheeler <northflow AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:25:03 -0500
We observed twenty Bohemian waxwings on the Hardscrabble road, Lisbon, about a 
quarter mile from the intersection with Sand Road at 330 pm today. 


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Subject: Common Redpoll, Central Park , Manhattan
From: Ed Gaillard <gaillard AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:11:38 -0500
A Common Redpoll male is visiting the Evodia feeders in the Ramble in
Central Park today.  Last seen just after 1pm.

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Subject: Connetquot River State Park Bald Eagles (Suffolk Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:15:32 -0500
There were four Bald Eagles, an adult and three immatures, flying over the 
Connetquot River at Connetquot Rive State Park yesterday afternoon. The birds 
eventually drifted north, up the river. Additionally, approx. twenty-five 
Common Mergansers were on the river. 


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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 23 January 2015
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:29:18 -0500
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 23, 2015
* NYNY1501.23

- Birds Mentioned

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
MEW GULL+
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greater White-Fronted Goose
Cackling Goose
Tundra Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
Common Eider
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Common Goldeneye
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
Red-necked Grebe
EARED GREBE
American Bittern
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Ring-billed Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Razorbill
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
COMMON REDPOLL

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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

Compiler: Tom Burke, 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, January 23 at
7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are MEW GULL, PINK-FOOTED and BARNACLE
GEESE, EARED GREBE, THICK-BILLED MURRE, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER,
HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED GULL and a COMMON REDPOLL incursion.

This Wednesday a 1st winter MEW GULL was spotted along the Brooklyn
waterfront, where it spent several hours yesterday, but was apparently only
seen sporadically this morning.  This very brownish immature is the North
American subspecies brachyrhynchus, whereas most New York records have
involved the European form canus, called Common Gull.  This bird has been
frequenting the shoreline just west of the Ceasar’s Bay shopping center and
has also been perched on the Kohl’s and adjacent buildings in the center.
This site is just off the Belt Parkway; if eastbound on the Belt, park at
the roadside parking area just before exit 5 off the Belt; if westbound, it
may be best to get off at Exit 5 and work your way around to the shopping
center area.  Look for the Mew in the large flock of RING-BILLED GULLS that
gather there.  An ICELAND GULL was also there today.

The BARNACLE GOOSE was still being seen early in the morning at the goose
overnight roost on the lake at Belmont Lake State Park through last
weekend.  Also in the large Canada flock have been a CACKLING and 4
GREATER-WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.

The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE and a GREATER-WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were reported again
Thursday in the fields along Doctor’s Path south of Sound Avenue, north of
Riverhead, while Friday morning the PINK-FOOTED was still on Merritts Pond
in Riverhead late in the morning.

Further east on Long Island a THICK-BILLED MURRE was spotted Tuesday around
the inlet to Montauk harbor and was still being seen inside the inlet
today, often in the vicinity of the Coast Guard Station off the west side
of Lake Montauk as viewed from Star Island.  A couple of ICELAND GULLS have
also been near the west side of the west inlet jetty, with two HARLEQUIN
DUCKS there Monday.

Back at Jones Beach West End, last Saturday 2 EARED GREBES were present in
Jones Inlet off Point Lookout, with a RED-NECKED GREBE between the east and
middle of the Point Lookout jetties.  At least 1 of the EARED GREBES and
the RED-NECKED GREBE were still being seen recently, and 2 HARLEQUIN DUCKS
also continue there, but the female KING EIDER there has become even more
elusive.  A drake KING EIDER does remain at Shinnecock, seen with COMMON
EIDERS usually near the large sandbar inside the inlet as viewed from the
main inlet parking lot.

Besides the drake BARROW’S GOLDENEYE that has been just west of Sands Point
Preserve, others uncovered recently include a pair returning to the south
end of Lake Montauk, best viewed from South Lake Drive, and, on the north
fork of Long Island, seen on Wednesday were a pair of Barrow’s at Mattituck
inlet along the north shore and a drake seen 3 miles east of there off Duck
Pond Road in Cutchogue, all these in COMMON GOLDENEYE flocks. The Mattituck
male was just east of the east jetty off Baillie Beach today.

Two TUNDRA SWANS continue on mostly frozen Hook Pond in East Hampton, where
up to 4 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE have also been present.

Two HARLEQUIN DUCKS continue at Point Lookout, and EURASIAN WIGEONS
continue at several sites.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL was reported again from northern Manhattan along the
East River Monday.

A GLAUCOUS GULL continues at Shinnecock Inlet, with an ICELAND GULL also
there Monday.  Another Glaucous was at Jones Beach West End Saturday, and
another Iceland has been at Iron Pier in Northville.

70 RAZORBILLS were counted at Montauk Point Sunday, with 25 or so off Fort
Tilden Tuesday.

A SNOWY OWL on Hick’s Island off Nappeague seems safer there than those
being chased around the south shore of Long Island.  And we mention two
SHORT-EARED OWLS appearing late in the afternoon at the old Grumman Airport
in Calverton, these just one of the reasons why this wonderful grassland
should be preserved.

A nice invasion of COMMON REDPOLLS has begun this week, with birds
appearing in numerous locations, with perhaps the largest flock the up to
50 plus near Tiana Beach along Dune Road west of Shinnecock Inlet.
AMERICAN BITTERN is also regular along Dune Road.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a NASHVILLE WARBLER continue at Massapequa
Preserve, and two Orange-Crowneds were seen at Brooklyn’s Marine Park
Tuesday.

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.

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Subject: 5 ain't 8, but it's still great !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:10:44 -0500
Today, between 1000 & 1130, I found ~ 2,150 Canada geese at Merritt's Pond
in Riverhead. During that time there were singles of the following geese:
Cackling; Pink-footed;  G.White-fronted and Snow (Blue morph). Also seen,
were single, drake Pintail & Hooded Merganser, as well as m M ! I kept
waiting for a major "lift-off", but during the last 45 minutes, only 11
Canadas took off, while being replaced by ~ 50 of the same species.

Cheers,
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Subject: Re: Mew Gull YES
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:33:00 -0500
Just came in and then disappeared behind Khol's.

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
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as of now 11:22 the Mew Gull has not shown up -about 10 birders looking
some as early as 8:00 am. Only 1 hour past high tide at this point so there
is not a lot of exposed rocks yet and not a huge number of gulls around yet.

Shane

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Subject: Mew Gull NO
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:25:08 -0500
as of now 11:22 the Mew Gull has not shown up -about 10 birders looking some as 
early as 8:00 am. Only 1 hour past high tide at this point so there is not a 
lot of exposed rocks yet and not a huge number of gulls around yet. 


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Subject: Long Island Gulls videos
From: Klemens Gasser <klemensgasser AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:43 +0000
I posted some videos of current Long Island Gulls to my Vimeo account.Brooklyn 
Mew Gull (yesterday): http://vimeo.com/117539401Iron Pier Beach Iceland Gull 
(Sunday): http://vimeo.com/117275863Shinnecock Inlet Glaucous Gull (Sunday): 
http://vimeo.com/117140309Sagg Pond Bonaparte's Gulls (Sunday): 
http://vimeo.com/117328386 

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Subject: Thick-billed Murre (Yes)
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:31:25 -0500
Star Island, just E of Montauk Yacht Club docks.

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Subject: FW: [cayugabirds-l] Tufted Duck in Ithaca today
From: "Kevin J. McGowan" <kjm2 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:17:47 +0000
The male TUFTED DUCK has just been reported off the SW corner of Cayuga Lake in 
Ithaca, probably visible from state route 89. 


Kevin

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The male TUFTED DUCK is sleeping in a small scaup flock just offshore from Hog 
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Subject: re:King Eider
From: John S Shemilt <jshemilt AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:15:40 -0500
oops I should have added Shinnecock Inlet 

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Subject: re:King Eider
From: John S Shemilt <jshemilt AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:09:15 -0500
the King Eider flew in the inlet this morning around 7:50, narrowly escaping 
with it's life. 

The hunters are in position.
The bird is currently back at usual spot north of the west side of the inlet.

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Subject: LI East end birds 1-22-15
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:43:56 -0500
For those who may want to chase the goodies out east this weekend, the 
following is some more detailed information.

The Thick billed Murre was seen from star island, looking way south and 
east to this approx position  41.070155, -71.928458.

A female Barrows Goldeneye was on Montauk Lake as seen from South lake 
drive here  41.052738, -71.908759. The male was not seen; thought the 
birds were moving into / out of an area of open water near the wooden 
bulkhead so it could have been present as well.

While looking for the goldeneyes, a Red-necked Grebe was spotted here as 
well.

Finally, the Tundra Swans are on Hook pond, but they like to rest on the 
far shore and one has to wait for them to stretch and raise their heads.

Arie Gilbert
North Babylon, NY

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Subject: Orange/Dutchess County Hudson River Gulls
From: Curt McDermott <tele-tek AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:29:15 -0500
 On Tuesday 1/20, Dad (Ken McDermott) and I ventured to Beacon in Dutchess 
County, after finding that all flowing ice was on that side of the Hudson. We 
were rewarded with a single first year Iceland Gull, seen from the Long Dock 
area near the Beacon Train Station. On Wed. 1/21, the landscape (icescape) of 
the river had changed dramatically. The river was completely filled with 
flowing ice and contained an estimated 5,000-6,000 gulls. After sifting through 
only about 200 gulls, I had already found 2 first year Iceland Gulls, when an 
Eagle put up all the gulls. When they settled, I began to scan again, this time 
finding 2 first year Icelands within the first 500 or so gulls, when....you 
guessed it, another eagle flyby. This time the gulls settled mid river, just 
beyond a good distance for ID's. Game called on account of darkness. Today, 
after 2 hours of scanning from the Newburgh side with Dad, Bruce Nott and Peter 
Schuyler, we had only produced a single first year Iceland. Anxious to check 
the Dutchess side, while people were watching on the Newburgh side, I headed to 
Beacon. At Long Dock, I was rewarded with 2 first year Icelands and a FOS Adult 
Lesser Black-backed Gull. 

 Gulls numbers are continuing to increase. For anyone trying to figure out a 
day trip for this weekend, the conditions are looking promising. 

 In a 5 minute scan of the Hudson from Newburgh this morning at 9:30, I had 16 
Bald Eagles, from a single location, just north of Torches Restaurant. 

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Subject: RE: Mew Gull
From: Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths AT liu.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:00:46 +0000
Is anyone seeing the Mew Gull now?
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Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:08 PM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mew Gull

Currently being seen on top of ledge of toys r us building at previously 
identified parking lot. 


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Subject: Mew Gull-YES
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:10 -0500
Brookyn Mew Gull just seen circling over parking lot at Cesar's Bay. 
Disappeared over parkway to the east. 


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Subject: Mew Gull
From: Tim Dunn <timdunn AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:08:07 -0500
Currently being seen on top of ledge of toys r us building at previously 
identified parking lot. 


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Subject: Re: Mew Gull
From: Peter Post <pwpost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:56:07 -0500
That should be coming from the east bound lane. 

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> On Jan 22, 2015, at 10:23 AM, Peter Post  wrote:
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> The bird is just to the right of the Kohl's now. The is a free parking lot 
coming off the belt from the east a very short walking distance before exit 5. 

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Subject: Thick billed Murre Montauk pt YES
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:45:55 -0500
The murre is being seen now south of the coast guard sta. 

With Phil Uruburu
01/22/2015  AT  10:44 AM

Arie Gilbert 
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Subject: Common Redpoll Jones Beach
From: parksys577 <parksys577 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:35:20 -0500
In median opposite coast guard entrance. 

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Subject: Mew Gull
From: Peter Post <pwpost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:23:33 -0500
The bird is just to the right of the Kohl's now. The is a free parking lot 
coming off the belt from the east a very short walking distance before exit 5. 


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Subject: Mew Gull -YES
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:56:21 -0500
Paul Bourdin texted to say that he had the MEW GULL at Caeser's Bay
(Caeser's Bay is the the shopping center at the end of Bay Parkway, next to
where Shai's parking directions take you to) about 20 minutes ago. It came
into the main flock of Ring-billed Gulls a bit to the west of Caeser's Bay
and was around briefly before disappearing. He is still currently on site
looking to re-find it.

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Subject: RE: Mew Gull directions
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:02:52 +0000
For birders coming from the east, take exit 5 (ramp on the right); at the 
light, turn left and pass under the Belt; park in the large metered lot near 
Kohl's. 


Otherwise you'd have to go well past the site before you could turn around to 
reach the waterfront lots accessed from the eastbound Belt. 


Subject: [nysbirds-l] Mew Gull directions

Just to clarify the parking lot nearest where the Mew was first found can only 
be accessed on the east bound side of the Belt Parkway and is on your right 
hand side just before exit 5 (Bay Parkway). This is the same lot and area the 
2010 Mew was found. 


You can also take exit 5, then take the first right, go to the end (towards the 
water) and access additional parking (metered). This is just west of Kohl's and 
the bird spent quite a bit of time there today as well. 



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Subject: TONIGHT - Jamaica Bay West Pond Meeting on Thursday, January 22, 6pm to 8 pm
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:28:56 -0500
This critical meeting is TONIGHT, 6 pm.  Please make every effort to attend.

 

The National Park Service is providing information on its plans for West
Pond on Thursday, January 22, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife
Refuge Visitor Center.  

The press release is listed below, taken from website
http://www.nps.gov/gate/parknews/national-park-service-to-hold-open-house-on
-the-status-of-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-west-pond-environmental-asses
sment.htm 

 

Nancy Tognan

VP, Queens County Bird Club

www.qcbirdclub.org  

nancy.tognan AT gmail.com  

  

 

The National Park Service (NPS) will provide an update on the project status
for the West Pond Environmental Assessment on Jan. 22 at the Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.

The project is in the early states of the planning to address storm damage
to Gateway National Recreation Area's West Pond during Hurricane Sandy.  The
NPS received initial public input during the June 30-July 30, 2014 comment
period.

The update on the project's status will be provided at an Open House from 6
to 8 p.m. on Jan. 22.  The NPS invites everyone to attend to learn more
about proposed concept designs, ask questions and obtain information about
West Pond.

"The ongoing participation of the public is very important to the success of
this project," said Jennifer T. Nersesian, Superintendent of Gateway
National Recreation Area. "We have already benefited greatly from the
knowledge and expertise of the many stakeholders and organizations with an
interest in the knowledge and expertise of the many stakeholders and
organizations with an interest in the Refuge.  We look forward to continue
working with the public as this process moves forward."

Open House:
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Gateway National Recreation Area
Thursday, January 22
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Located on Cross Bay Boulevard

More Information:

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Subject: Mew Gull directions
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:05:42 -0500
Just to clarify the parking lot nearest where the Mew was first found can only 
be accessed on the east bound side of the Belt Parkway and is on your right 
hand side just before exit 5 (Bay Parkway). This is the same lot and area the 
2010 Mew was found. 

You can also take exit 5, then take the first right, go to the end (towards the 
water) and access additional parking (metered). This is just west of Kohl's and 
the bird spent quite a bit of time there today as well. 


Good luck if you go,
Shane



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Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:22:13 -0500
Please Join the Brooklyn Bird Club Thursday Jan 29th 7:00 PM at the
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Bird Life in Brazil

Presenter: Paulo Boute

Come take a virtural tour of the Pantanal and Brazilian birds at this
presentation with Brazilian guide Paulo Boute. Paulo is one of the
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experience guiding birders and photographers.

Paulo was born on a ranch near Iguassu Falls and from a very early age he
has literally been in touch with Brazilian birds: his older brother
collected birds and very often he had the chance of holding them in his own
hands! At the age of 17 Paulo moved to the state of Mato Grosso, where he
started working as a tour guide in the Pantanal. He was one of the first
and now is the most experienced guide working in this unique habitat, with
more than a thousand trips to the Pantanal. His Brazilian life list is 1260
birds.

Paulo has inspired others to follow in his tracks and is very proud in
having dedicated his life to preserving the birds in Brazil and educating
others on their beauty. When he is not guiding--either in the Pantanal,
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Subject: Brooklyn & Queens: MEW GULL photos, Orange-crowned Warblers, Common Redpolls, Razorbills etc.
From: Doug Gochfeld <fresha2411 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:30:57 -0500
Yesterday (January 20) I seawatched for an hour or so from the beach at
Fort Tilden, along the Queens barrier beach.
There was an interesting mix of birds heading west, including *RAZORBILLS
(19 *westbound, and at least *8* on the water), Bonaparte's Gulls (29
westbound), Red-throated Loons, and some species that might have been
getting frozen out of interior bodies of water, such as Horned Grebes (~30
in active westbound migration (including a group of 8 and two groups of 4),
a few Greater Scaup, a Common Goldeneye, and a pair of Gadwall.
Complete list from Fort Tilden is here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21440920

A little bit later, at Hendrix Creek in Brooklyn, I had a quick look at 6
Redpolls, which unfortunately were very uncooperative. I only got a photo
of three as they flew away (I never observed them on the ground), and two
of those were definitely *COMMON REDPOLLS*.

This morning, on the trails around the Saltmarsh Center at Marine Park, I
had at least *2 Orange-crowned Warblers*, though I had a suspicion that
there may have been more. The habitat also has dozens of wintering Song and
American Tree Sparrows, and I tallied near double digits of Swamp Sparrows.
Despite searching carefully, I found no Redpolls here, which were the
object of this morning's expedition, given the excellent and extensive
small finch habitat.

Lastly, here are some representative photos of the first-cycle
"Short-billed" (American) *MEW GULL* (Larus canus brachyrhynchus) that the
"Mew" Gull whisperer of New York Bay, Shane Blodgett, deftly found this
afternoon.
There are some good, close photos in there, as well as some a little more
distant that will give an idea of what to look for when sorting through the
hundreds, or thousands, of Ring-billed Gulls that are usually in the area.
It was fairly distinctive even when seen naked eye or at a reasonable
distance, with a very brown appearance both in flight and when perched.

It's a fairly remarkable find, given that it is the first record of this
taxon for downstate New York:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/29840397 AT N08/

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Subject: 1st Winter Mew Gull Brooklyn NY
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:25:07 +0000 (UTC)
With apologies for the delay. Family stuff you know...
Just before 3 this afternoon I found a first winter Mew gull among hundreds of 
Ring-billed Gulls (RBGU) about 50 yards north of the parking lot that is on the 
south side of the Belt Parkway west of the Bay Parkway exit (#5). 

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zTixGyKi8_-M.kn3mrdhCGBLE
The bird was initially on the railing mixed in with RBGU and I was immediately 
struck by the tiny bill and gentle dove-headed look. The legs were greenish 
gray particularly the upper portion, the thin bill was gray-green at the base 
with a angular black tip. Overall the bird presented as smaller and daintier 
than RBGU and was very brown both at rest and in flight. The upper tail coverts 
and rump were strongly barred which distinguishes L. brachyrhynchus (Mew Gull.) 
from L. Canus (Common Gull). The mantle was a mixture of gray adult feathers 
(darker than surrounding RBGU) and retained juvenile feathers. The rear end was 
attentuated with 5 primaries visible beyond the tertials.    

The bird flew down onto the rocks (it was about one hour after dead low tide I 
believe) and at one point regurgitated something and then ate it, successfully 
fighting off the bigger RBGU that tried to steal it from him. Over the course 
of the next 25 minutes it flew north 10-15 yards at a time before then flying 
south to mix in with a large flock of RBGU at the end of Bay Parkway right next 
to the Caesar's Bay shopping center. Doug G. arrived at that time and quickly 
relocated the bird on top of Kohl's department store. We watched the bird for 
awhile longer, it taking a few meandering flights before then heading north 
across the Belt. While I went to give chase Shai had arrived and he and Doug 
stayed put in case the bird came back which it did briefly before disappearing 
again. Last sighting was around 4 I think. 

Link to photos on Picasa:

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Subject: Central Suff. Co.
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:48:11 -0500
Shinnecock Inlet, Dune Rd. & EPCAL 21 Jan 15

Joe, Giunta, Sam Jannazzo, Rick Kopitsch and I (Sy Schiff) went to Shinnecock 
Inlet and scoped the bay. Distant views found BLACK, SURF, WHITE-WING SCOTERS, 
a male KING EIDER, many COMMON EIDERS and a number of seals. 


We went looking for Bittern and Redpolls along Dune Road. At Tiana, we found a 
juvenile and a 3rd winter Iceland Gull on the ocean beach. We continued west, 
finally turning around and retracing our route. We appeared to have missed our 
target birds, but In a 5-minute period, as we approached the Ponquogue Bridge, 
we found an AMERICAN BITTERN and at Ave K we found a flock of 25 COMMON REDPOLL 
that came to drink in a puddle before flying off. 


After stopping to pick up sandwiches, we drove to EPCAL. There, just as we 
arrived, someone flying a parachute got off the ground and scared a SHORT-EARED 
OWL and several EASTERN MEADOWLARKS. In 10 minutes birding, ignoring the 
driving time between places, we got 4 of our target birds. Pleasant day with 
good company. 


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Subject: Re: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:03:18 -0500
Photos yet?

Something we should be watching for in upstate NY as well.

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 5:50 PM, Shaibal Mitra 
wrote:

>  He's done it again.
>
>  Not only is this a Mew Gull, it is a "Mew" Mew Gull (the western North
> American subspecies *brachyrhynchus*), possibly the first ever for Long
> Island).
>
>  It is strikingly brown overall with an extensively dark tail (unlike the
> neat, narrow black tail band of first winter European *canus*).
>
>  Thanks to a quick call from Doug Gochfeld, I was able to race out from
> Bay Shore, see the bird, and still beat the ponderous evening rush on the
> Southern State Parkway home!
>
>  Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* bounce-118724271-11143133 AT list.cornell.edu [
> bounce-118724271-11143133 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Shane Blodgett [
> shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:33 PM
> *To:* Sean Sime
> *Cc:* nys birds
> *Subject:* Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County
>
>   I'm calling it a definite Mew/Common.
>
>  Shane
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jan 21, 2015, at 2:22 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:
>
>   Shane Blodgett just called to say he is looking at a possible
> Mew/Common Gull 50 yards NW of what Ebird calls the "Southern Parking Lot"
> along the Belt Parkway. This is the parking lot off the eastbound lanes
> closest to Ceasar's Bay. This is east of the Verrazano Bridge.
>
>  Considering Shane finds every Mew/Common Gull in Brooklyn this sounds
> promising. The bird is present as I type at 2:20.
>
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Subject: RE: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:50:00 +0000
He's done it again.

Not only is this a Mew Gull, it is a "Mew" Mew Gull (the western North American 
subspecies brachyrhynchus), possibly the first ever for Long Island). 


It is strikingly brown overall with an extensively dark tail (unlike the neat, 
narrow black tail band of first winter European canus). 


Thanks to a quick call from Doug Gochfeld, I was able to race out from Bay 
Shore, see the bird, and still beat the ponderous evening rush on the Southern 
State Parkway home! 


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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From: bounce-118724271-11143133 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-118724271-11143133 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Shane Blodgett 
[shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com] 

Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2:33 PM
To: Sean Sime
Cc: nys birds
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County

I'm calling it a definite Mew/Common.

Shane

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 21, 2015, at 2:22 PM, Sean Sime 
> wrote: 


Shane Blodgett just called to say he is looking at a possible Mew/Common Gull 
50 yards NW of what Ebird calls the "Southern Parking Lot" along the Belt 
Parkway. This is the parking lot off the eastbound lanes closest to Ceasar's 
Bay. This is east of the Verrazano Bridge. 


Considering Shane finds every Mew/Common Gull in Brooklyn this sounds 
promising. The bird is present as I type at 2:20. 


Cheers,

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Subject: East End Birds (Suffolk Co.)
From: ken feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:43:04 -0500
Sue and I had a good day of birding on the east end today, starting at 
Shinnecock Inlet and working our way east to Lake Montauk. While driving east 
on Dune Road we finally connected with the elusive American Bittern, observing 
the bird as it flew across the road west of Tiana Beach. We searched at Tiana 
for the previously reported redpolls with no luck. At Shinnecock Inlet, a clam 
kill west of the Inlet provided a good number of gulls. However, the best we 
could do was a first winter Iceland Gull. The Adult King Eider was still 
present off the back of the inlet with Common Eider. Before heading east we 
decided to take a last look at Tiana. As we headed west of the Ponquogue Bridge 
a flock of some fifty Common Redpoll flew up on the north side of Dune Road and 
settled back down to feed on the seed heads of Seaside Goldenrod. After 
watching the redpolls for a few minutes we headed east for Hook Pond. At Hook 
the water was partially open and there were good numbers of Canada Geese. Among 
the Canada's were four Greater White-fronted Geese. We checked all the swans 
and they were Mutes, with the exception of two sleeping swans on the edge of 
the ice. We had to wait a while before they roused from their slumbers but they 
were our sought after Tundra Swans. Duck numbers were poor at Hook with only 
two male Common Mergansers present. While at Hook we got the word (Thank you 
Mike Scheibel!) through the listserve that the Thick-billed Murre was still 
being seen - we decided to extend our trip. We arrived at the fishing dock just 
east of the Coast Guard Station. After a short period of scanning south I found 
a candidate that quickly disappeared around a piling. Eventually the 
Thick-billed Murre was seen again from the dock and good scope views were 
obtained, although the bird never came close to us. We had missed the Sands 
Point Barrow's Goldeneye, so we wanted to check the south end of Lake Montauk 
to see if the pair that has been there the last few years had returned. After 
going through the Common Goldeneye we found the pair of Barrow's Goldeneye in 
the s/e corner of the Lake, as viewed from South Lake Drive. 


Other birds of note on the trip included Iceland Gull just west of the lake 
Montauk jetty, a Snowy Owl at Hick's Island at Napeague, and seventeen Snow 
Geese at Short's Pond. Poor photos of the redpolls and murre are on my flickr 
site. 


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Subject: Eared Grebe Pt. Lookout- YES
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:31:58 -0500
The Eared Grebe was see at 3:40 in between the West and middle jetty. About 60 
Bonaparte's Gulls, and 47 Horned Grebes. No King Eider ( or any Eider for that 
matter), Harlequin Ducks or Purple Sandpipers. 


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Subject: Re: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:33:50 -0500
I'm calling it a definite Mew/Common.

Shane

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 21, 2015, at 2:22 PM, Sean Sime  wrote:
> 
> Shane Blodgett just called to say he is looking at a possible Mew/Common Gull 
50 yards NW of what Ebird calls the "Southern Parking Lot" along the Belt 
Parkway. This is the parking lot off the eastbound lanes closest to Ceasar's 
Bay. This is east of the Verrazano Bridge. 

> 
> Considering Shane finds every Mew/Common Gull in Brooklyn this sounds 
promising. The bird is present as I type at 2:20. 

> 
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Subject: Possible Mew/Common Gull. Kings County
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:22:44 -0500
Shane Blodgett just called to say he is looking at a possible Mew/Common
Gull 50 yards NW of what Ebird calls the "Southern Parking Lot" along the
Belt Parkway. This is the parking lot off the eastbound lanes closest to
Ceasar's Bay. This is east of the Verrazano Bridge.

Considering Shane finds every Mew/Common Gull in Brooklyn this sounds
promising. The bird is present as I type at 2:20.

Cheers,

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Subject: Re: Thick-billed Murre Continues at Lake Montauk (Suffolk Co.)
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:18:46 -0500
Thick-billed Murre being seen just north of the Coast guard station. Still
present.
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Subject: Thick-billed Murre Continues at Lake Montauk (Suffolk Co.)
From: <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:49:12 -0500
Seen at 11:10AM looking south from fishing dock that lies east of Coast Guard 
Station. 


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Subject: Thick-billed Murre. Lake Montauk, Suffolk Co.
From: <mscheibel49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:19:30 -0500
Continues this morning, 0800 hrs. re-located south of Coast Guard Station, 
viewed from docks off Star Island Rd, just north of Montauk Yacht Club. 

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Brookhaven 

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Subject: Thick-billed Murre. Lake Montauk, Suffolk ard
From: <mscheibel49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:14:52 -0500
Murre continues south of Coast G
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Subject: Today's prior C.Redpoll post, fleshed out.
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:19:59 -0500
This afternoon from ~ 3 to 4 PM, a changing group of ~ 9
birders/photographers were treated to the antics of a very active flock of
40-50 redpolls. Feeding, much of the time out of sight in the swale, while
at times up on bushes & fragmities on both sides of Dune Rd., from Tiana
Beach, east to the 12th pole past that location. Many of the group (not me)
got some good shots !

After entering Dune Rd. by way of the Beach La. Bridge, it wasn't long
before coming upon Richard Haimes & John ? (South Shore AS) , who told me
of the approx. 30 redpolls they had seen & photographed at Tiana a short
while before. I found 3 birders (unknown to me) at the site, who had seen
the flock before it took flight over the bay. As I walked a bit to the
east, the birds appeared again, landing & taking off a number of times,
before heading east out of sight. The birds were relocated by other birders
(including Bob Gunning) down by poles 10-12, an area we came upon a short
time later.

I had a couple of firsts today - the redpolls were my FOS, while my earlier
post was the very first generated by cell-phone...although, it took about
40 minutes to figure it out !

Cheers,
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Subject: Probable Thick-billed Murre. Lake Montauk Inlet - West; ; Suffolk Co.
From: Michael Scheibel <mscheibel49 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:34:20 -0500
Encountered probable Thick-billed Murre in the inlet at Lake Montauk around
3:45 pm today, bird swam into the inlet, diving occasionally as observed
from the west jetty. Was re-located about 4:05 pm just south of the usual
gull loafing area & sandy beach on east side of the inlet just south of the
end of the stone jetty. Bird was subsequently observed swimming further
south near Gosman's.  Record photos obtained & attached here & in my
eBird report.
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Brookhaven

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Subject: C. Redpoll
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:44:36 -0500
40-50 at Tiana Beach area both sides of Dune Rd .
Cheers,
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Subject: Common Redpoll - Prospect Park
From: Rob Bate <robsbate AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:01:36 -0500
There was a single Redpoll feeding by the dirt pile weeds next to the 
containers on the north side of the lake. The bird flew and seemed to head 
across the lake. 


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Brooklyn



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Subject: Eared grebe point lookout
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:21:46 -0500
1 Being seen now with horned grebe between middle and western jetty

With Rich Kelly and Arlene Rawls

01/20/2015  AT  12:20 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 

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Subject: Pine Siskins, Ridge
From: Joel Horman <jlhorman AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:26:44 -0500
Presently two Pine Siskins are visiting our feeders- first this season.

Peggy & Joel Horman

Ridge, Suffolk County

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Subject: RE: Newburgh (Orange County) Hudson River Gulls
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:58:31 -0500
Further upriver in the Albany area, we are having an above-average to excellent 
white-winged Gull year. In the Cohoes area, where the Mohawk and Hudson meet, 
there is just enough open water due to the Cohoes Falls and a couple of power 
stations and the local dump doesn't hurt either! So even though the Hudson is 
completely frozen all the way across, the Gulls don't seem to be moving 
anywhere. 

I recently co-led a gull trip in that area, where we had 5 first cycle Iceland 
(Kumlien's) in one group, plus absolutely killer looks at an adult. Adults are 
rather rare in this part of the state and for many in the group it was the 
first adult bird they had seen! On that trip we had a 2nd Cycle Glaucous Gull, 
but on previous trips, have had up to 4 Glaucous Gulls, there has also been at 
least one adult Lesser Black-backed Gull as well. 

Other Iceland Gulls have shown up in just about any place there are good 
concentrations of Herring Gulls, including supermarket parking lots in Albany. 
And if we had access to the dumps, who knows how many more (if not something 
even better) could be found. 

Will RaupGlenmont, NYFrom: tele-tek AT hotmail.com
To: nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu; mearnsbirdclub AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Newburgh (Orange County) Hudson River Gulls
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:51:23 -0500




Just  a quick update...
 Over the past month, Iceland Gulls have become a fairly regular event on the 
Hudson at Newburgh. The only exception to that rule occurred from roughly the 
9th or so until last friday(1/16),when to my knowledge none were seen. Prior to 
that, we had at least 2 individual 1st year birds and a second year bird. This 
past Friday (1/16) I had an adult Iceland just south of the Gull Harbor Marina 
(Public Boat Launch) at the foot of Washington St. This evening, while out for 
a short time with my wife(Clara) and Father (Ken McDermott) I spotted a very 
dark mantled bird that I was unable to get a positive ID on due to fading 
light, distance and only being able to view the bird while it laid on the ice. 
The bird of interest appeared to be slightly smaller than neighboring Herring 
Gulls. The bird had a black ring around the bill with no obvious red mark on 
the lower mandible. The bird lacked the streaking on the head and nape, 
typically found on most winter plumage Lesser Black-backed and Slaty-backed 
Gulls. The bird appeared to show a slight dark smudge, concentrated around the 
eye. I was unable to get any color on the eye itself. Due to the fact that it 
was laying down, I was not able to get leg color. For no apparent reason, this 
gull and surrounding gulls lifted off and headed into Cornwall Bay, where they 
more than likely, are spending the night. At the time the gulls lifted off, I 
had briefly turned away from the bird. I never got a look at the bird in flight 
and after moving further south and scanning the area, never got on the gull 
again. Although I know it was not a Great Black-backed, I do not know what it 
was. I hope that local birders will keep an eye out for this bird. It's Ironic 
that sometimes the most interesting birds are the ones that aren't positively 
ID'd.. 

Good Birding,                       Curt McDermott
PS. The Dutchess County side of the Hudson has fairly solid ice extending out 
approx. 200 meters/yards. Recently, that ice edge has held upwards of 3,000 
gulls in the late afternoon. Free floating ice is beginning to appear on all 
parts of the river. This ice holds gulls as well. I recently heard a report 
that the river in Green County County is frozen all the way across. If these 
conditions continue, gull activity in Orange should be picking up soon. 

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Subject: Newburgh (Orange County) Hudson River Gulls
From: Curt McDermott <tele-tek AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:51:23 -0500
Just  a quick update...
 Over the past month, Iceland Gulls have become a fairly regular event on the 
Hudson at Newburgh. The only exception to that rule occurred from roughly the 
9th or so until last friday(1/16),when to my knowledge none were seen. Prior to 
that, we had at least 2 individual 1st year birds and a second year bird. This 
past Friday (1/16) I had an adult Iceland just south of the Gull Harbor Marina 
(Public Boat Launch) at the foot of Washington St. This evening, while out for 
a short time with my wife(Clara) and Father (Ken McDermott) I spotted a very 
dark mantled bird that I was unable to get a positive ID on due to fading 
light, distance and only being able to view the bird while it laid on the ice. 
The bird of interest appeared to be slightly smaller than neighboring Herring 
Gulls. The bird had a black ring around the bill with no obvious red mark on 
the lower mandible. The bird lacked the streaking on the head and nape, 
typically found on most winter plumage Lesser Black-backed and Slaty-backed 
Gulls. The bird appeared to show a slight dark smudge, concentrated around the 
eye. I was unable to get any color on the eye itself. Due to the fact that it 
was laying down, I was not able to get leg color. For no apparent reason, this 
gull and surrounding gulls lifted off and headed into Cornwall Bay, where they 
more than likely, are spending the night. At the time the gulls lifted off, I 
had briefly turned away from the bird. I never got a look at the bird in flight 
and after moving further south and scanning the area, never got on the gull 
again. Although I know it was not a Great Black-backed, I do not know what it 
was. I hope that local birders will keep an eye out for this bird. It's Ironic 
that sometimes the most interesting birds are the ones that aren't positively 
ID'd.. 

Good Birding,                       Curt McDermott
PS. The Dutchess County side of the Hudson has fairly solid ice extending out 
approx. 200 meters/yards. Recently, that ice edge has held upwards of 3,000 
gulls in the late afternoon. Free floating ice is beginning to appear on all 
parts of the river. This ice holds gulls as well. I recently heard a report 
that the river in Green County County is frozen all the way across. If these 
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Subject: Queens County Bird Club - Upcoming Meeting Info - Wed. 01/21/2015 - Richard Santangelo presents "Birders: The Next Generation"
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:08:45 -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 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  Free admission.  Refreshments
served.

Our speaker will be Richard Santangelo presenting "Birders:  The Next
Generation"   

Who will be birding 50 years from now?  Will birding disappear due to the
same philosophy that decimated the American Shaker movement?  Find out how
YOU can help save the future of birding! 

Rich Santangelo is an education coordinator with Audubon NY, A State Chapter
of the National Audubon Society.  Four years ago he was hired by Audubon to
establish an education program called For the Birds! (FTB!) on Long Island.
For the Birds! is a multi-session  elementary education program that uses
birds as the "hook" to get children interested in science and nature.  

 

January bonus:  Take the chill out of winter with chili!  Free bowl of
home-made chili for this meeting only.

 

Nancy Tognan
Vice President: *Queens County Bird Club Inc*. 
See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/ for more information on trips, speakers, and
other events! 
See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about
many local birding hotspots


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

 


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Subject: Harlequin Ducks and Horned Larks
From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym AT fordhamprep.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:41:10 -0500
Two Harlequin Ducks -- a male and a female -- were in close to the most
western jetty at Lookout Point at around 3:45 pm today; 2 Horned Larks were
in the eastern end of the West End 2 parking lot.  Not too shabby for a
quick trip to the ocean.

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Subject: Massapequa Preserve - 1/19
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:24:01 -0500
Both Warblers (NASHVILLE and ORANGE-CROWNED) were eventually seen today
with some persistence at the preserve.  They were spotted just north of the
Walker Street entrance.  I stood by the abandoned air conditioner in the
stream and watched them feed on the cat-tails across from the stream.  I
actually looked for the cat-tails to move slightly and then I was able to
target where they were.  A local told me of a GREAT-HORNED owl he heard in
the area at night.  Just of note: Things got quiet in the later morning if
you were there then, probably due to a Cooper's/Sharp-Shinned HAWK (not
sure which one) in the area.  I actually saw him crash into the cat-tails,
I followed where he went and observed he did not get any of the warblers.

Also in this area of interest were some downy woodpeckers (pecking at the
cat-tails), white-breasted nuthatch (heard), and a number of chickadees.

I walked south of the Walker Street entrance to see the grey SCREECH OWL,
who was visible in his usual hole.

A trip north of Clark Street turned up a continuing male WOOD DUCK in the
stream, along with a hybrid mallard of sorts.  I also spotted a female WOOD
DUCK in the Pittsburgh Ave. pond.  Did not notice any Eurasian Wigeons in
the pond, but heard from someone they were more up north.

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From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:08:44 +0000
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* January 19, 2015*  NYSY  01. 19. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 12, 2015 - January 19, 2015to 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: January 19 AT 6:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #426 Monday January 
19, 2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of January 12, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

NORTHERN SHOVELERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLSNOWY 
OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDLAPLAND LONGSPUREVENING 
GROSBEAKSAVANNAH SPARROWWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWCOMMON REDPOLL 



Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------ 

     1/14:  A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen on VanDyne Spoor Road.     
1/17: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was found on East Road 


Onondaga county------------
     1/15: A NORTHERN SHOVELER was found on the Seneca River at Mercer Park 
in Baldwinsville. It has lingered throughout the week.     1/16: An ICELAND 
GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. 3 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a 
feeder in Elbridge.     1/17: An ICELAND GULL was seen on the Seneca River 
in Baldwinsville. A GRAY CATBIRD was found at the feeder canal on Andrews Road 
in Dewitt.      

Oswego County------------
     1/16: A GLAUCOUS GULL was found in Oswego Harbor.

Oneida County------------
     1/13: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen near Waterville.     1/17: A 
NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Clinton.     1/18: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was 
seen on Rt.46 south of New London. 


Madison County------------
     1/13: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was again seen on East Road near New 
Woodstock.EVENING GROSBEAKS continue at a feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds. 
COMMON REDPOLLS are present also.     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen near 
Peterboro.     1/15: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Eden Hollow Road.     
1/16: A COMMON REDPOLL was at a feeder on Eden Hollow Road.     1/19: 4 
COMMON REDPOLLS were at the feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds. 


Herkimer County------------
     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Barto Hill near Fairfield.

Jefferson County------------
     1/17: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen near Cape Vincent.     1/18: A 
SHORT-EARED OWL and a SNOWY OWL were found near Cape Vincent.         
 --  end report 



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Subject: Re:Black-headed Gull, East River, Manhattan
From: David Barrett <miler6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:43:37 -0500
The Black-headed Gull's location was of course west, not east, of Icahn
Stadium, on the East River.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 5:37 PM, David Barrett  wrote:

> At 3:40 pm today I saw a *Black-headed Gull* fishing on the East River,
> east of Icahn Stadium at latitude 116th Street. Perhaps this is the same
> gull that has been sighted in recent weeks passing over the 70th Street
> Pier on the Hudson River just before sundown.
>
> David Barrett
> www.bigmanhattanyear.com
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Subject: Black-headed Gull, East River, Manhattan
From: David Barrett <miler6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:37:50 -0500
At 3:40 pm today I saw a *Black-headed Gull* fishing on the East River,
east of Icahn Stadium at latitude 116th Street. Perhaps this is the same
gull that has been sighted in recent weeks passing over the 70th Street
Pier on the Hudson River just before sundown.

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Subject: Common Raven in Roslyn
From: "Avery Scott (SkyOfBirds)" <wingedwonders AT scottopia.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:28:58 -0500
I observed what I believe to be the Common Raven that has nested in Roslyn
in the past today. The bird was over Cedarmere Preserve. I got good looks,
heard the call very well, and got a bad video, which you can see here:
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Subject: Randall Island
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:05:46 -0500
One Yellow-rumped warbler to be expected but not usual for this time of year - 
4 Field Sparrows among a flock of typical winter sparrows (Juncos, House, 
White-throats, Song) back of left field 48. 

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Subject: Iceland Gull at Jones Beach
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:48:19 -0500
Another interesting adult Iceland Gull was in the Jones Beach West End 2
parking lot during the mid-day today. Characteristics included a rather
large, angular head, pale but not yellow eye, and blackish wing tips. To my
eye, the overall size appeared a tad larger than the closest Herring Gull.
It could be the same individual that has appeared there intermittently in
past years, although it didn't match up perfectly with pictures I took last
year. The streaking on the head was a bit darker than last year's (not sure
if that can vary across different molts) and the wing tips appeared more
dark gray than black in flight. The pattern in the wings is subtly
different, but then I'm also seeing differences between the left and right
wing of today's bird. Leg color was what I'll call a lavender pink (same as
last year's) -- not as bright as I've seen on others. Since I've done
Iceland Gull pictorials in the past, I'm not ready to post this one at this
time. I might still, if there's interest.

 

 

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Subject: A couple of additions in the Montauk Area this morning ...
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:32:17 -0500
Harlequin Duck - 2 drakes at Lake Montauk Inlet.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - adult at Fort Pond
Common Redpoll - 19 at Lazy Point, Napeague.

Also:
Iceland Gull - at Shinecock Inlet (found by Mike McBrien)
Common Redpoll - c20 at Tiana Beach

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Subject: Canvasback at Brooklyn Bridge Park
From: Matthew Wills <matthewwills AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:09:35 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Found a male Canvasback hanging out with small crowd of Gadwall on the rocks at 
the little beach at Pier 4 ruins in Brooklyn Bridge Park this afternoon. First 
time I've seen one here. Bright white body, with those fantastic red eyes! 
Seemed pretty tolerant of holiday scamps & leashed dogs on the beach. I will 
post pictures on my blog soon/later. 



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Subject: King Eider @ Shinnecock
From: Jonathan Stocker <jonathanlstocker AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:37:53 -0500
King Eider is still being seen in the flock of eider in the bay just north of 
the inlet. Also of note was an Iceland Gull on the west jetty. 


Lee and Jonathan Stocker 

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Subject: Re: 1/17 South Shore LI: continuing rarities plus female Eurasian Wigeon
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:51:57 -0500
Congrats to all of the "birding McBriens" !

On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 9:44 AM,  wrote:

> Yesterday, my dad and I spent time catching up with most of the rarities
> that have been present in SW Suffolk and southern Nassau counties.
>
> Early in the morning, we had the *Barnacle*, *Greater White-fronted*, and 
*Cackling 

> Geese* at Belmont State Park.  The *Nashville* and *Orange-crowned
> Warblers* were still present at the Walker Street cattail marsh in the
> Massapequa Preserve.  Finally, around 11:30, we had the Point Lookout *Eared
> Grebes *as well as a *Red-necked Grebe*.  The tide was rapidly flooding
> up the inlet and none of the speciality grebes were able to be relocated
> when we left at 1:30.
>
> Also of note at Massapequa Preserve was a single adult female *Eurasian
> Wigeon* along the creek within a half mile south of the Walker Street
> bridge.  As far as I'm aware, this bird has not be previously reported but
> I felt it noteworthy enough to report - not only because it may be sought
> after for a Nassau Co. year list but also because this seemed to be a good
> opportunity to study this sex of Eurasian Wigeon within a close (but
> respectable) range.
>
> Photos are posted at the end of an album devoted to female wigeon,
> starting here:
> 
https://picasaweb.google.com/117391989476777248424/Wigeons#6105690160901668178 

>
> For those seeking the wigeon, the bird did *not* strike me as a very
> bright-headed bird.  I identified it first by its structure and overall
> plumage: small, squarish head; steep forehead; concolorous mantle and
> flanks.  Supplementary ID marks include: head color, no black along gape,
> long primaries, etc.
>
> Additionally, the other half of my family (my mom Barbara and my sister
> Megan) had two of the continuing Bald Eagles flying over Sunrise Hwy at
> Connetquot.
>
> Michael McBrien
> East Patchogue, NY & Bristol, RI
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Subject: C redpoll ++ kirk beach
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:19:58 -0500
An additional 6 c. Redpoll were found in the dunes at Kirk beach in Montauk


01/18/2015  AT  2:48 PM

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Subject: Snow Goose
From: Tom Moran <tomster101 AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:01:28 -0500
A Snow Goose is mixed in with Canada Geese in a field behind hedges at Potunk 
La and South Rd. King Eider continues at Shinnecock Inlet sandbar east of 
bridge directly out - towards LI - from bayside parking lot. 


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Shoreham

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Subject: Com. Redpoll + iceland gulls. Montauk point
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:24:14 -0500
1 redpoll feeding on weeds now with 2 Iceland gulls on beach. At west jetty

Also 70 razorbills at the point

For this location, click on the link below, or copy it and place it in a web 
browser. If you don't have a GPS,'Right-click' on the map to get directions 
that you can print out. 



https://www.google.com/maps/place/41.075988979928496+-71.93845644593239

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01/18/2015  AT  1:23 PM

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Subject: Redpoll flock - Tiana Beach
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:12:55 -0500
There is a flock of at least 15 Common Redpoll working the edge of the parking 
lot on the ocean side of Tiana Beach on Dune Road. The flock originated on the 
bay side but eventually ended up on the north east end of the ocean lot. 
Observing them now. 


Patrick F. Palladino


> On Jan 4, 2015, at 3:47 PM, "Pat Palladino"  wrote:
> 
> At the Meadowbrook Polo Club on Whitney Lane right now with about 500 Canada 
Geese. 

> 
> Patrick F. Palladino
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Subject: Redpoll flock -Tiana beach -Suffolk
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:05:01 -0500
Tiana beach now, Dune Road now

Patrick F. Palladino


> On Jan 16, 2015, at 2:38 PM, "John S Shemilt"  wrote:
> 
> drake King Eider still present at Shinnecock Inlet. Look north and it is just 
west of the sand bar with the duck blind. 

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Subject: RE: House Sparrow at my feeder
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:42:38 -0500
Since I don't have to be the first one bringing up House Sparrows, I've
posted this interesting one (http://www.stevewalternature.com/ ), seen
recently at the Alley Pond Environmental Center feeder in Queens.
Basically, it looks like the gray areas (of a male) are replaced with brown,
although the chestnut area of the head appears a bit wider than normal.
Other than the odd plumage, it also caught my attention that no other house
sparrows were with it.

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY

 

From: bounce-118712624-8873015 AT list.cornell.edu
[mailto:bounce-118712624-8873015 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Paul R Sweet
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:00 PM
To: nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu
Subject: Fwd: [nysbirds-l] House Sparrow at my feeder

 

 

 

Rob 

 

Since Junco and House Sparrows are in completely different families this is
an extremely unlikely scenario. More likely a House Sparrow with aberrant
tail feathers.

 

Paul


Paul Sweet 

Collection Manager

Department of Ornithology

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, NY 10024

 

T. 212 769 5780

C. 718 757 5941


On Jan 17, 2015, at 2:40 PM, "Robert Taylor"  wrote:

Hi Everyone, 

 

I know that sounds funny but it must be a hybrid with a Junco.  Looks like a
female House Sparrow with a Junco tail.  Also had a Fox Sparrow.  Both MIA
now,,,I will post a photo later on my blog
www.longislandbirding.blogspot.com.  Not best quality since taken thru the
window.

 

Good winter birding,

Rob in Massapequa

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Subject: Glaucous Gull at Shinnecock Inlet (Suffolk Co.)
From: <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:52:11 -0500
Currently being seen off west jetty at Shinnecock Inlet. Bird is active and 
moving frequently. 


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Subject: 1/17 South Shore LI: continuing rarities plus female Eurasian Wigeon
From: <mcb3mb AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:44:37 -0600