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27 Apr RE: Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER [Anders Peltomaa ]
27 Apr Central Park, NYC 4/27 [Thomas Fiore ]
27 Apr RE: Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER [Will Raup ]
27 Apr Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER [Anders Peltomaa ]
27 Apr Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
27 Apr Central Park -Ramble - Ovenbird [Patricia Pollock ]
27 Apr RE: Prothonotary Warbler Central Park [Paul R Sweet ]
27 Apr Prothonotary Warbler Central Park [david speiser ]
27 Apr FOS Ovenbird ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
27 Apr North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. April 28, 2015. Stephane Perreault - "Birding by Ear on Long Island: Spring Warbler Songs" [Nancy Tognan ]
27 Apr FOS sightings on the East End of Long Island [Jane Ross ]
26 Apr CRESLI 2015 Great South Channel whale and pelagic bird trips - ["Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D." ]
26 Apr FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - not seen Sunday morning ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
26 Apr New Hotspot for Irondequoit Varied Thrush [Ben Cacace ]
26 Apr Varied Thrush - Yes [Richard Guthrie ]
26 Apr Randall's Island Birding - South Bronx Connection [Ben Cacace ]
26 Apr Save the Date! [Kathryn Schneider ]
26 Apr Purple Martin; Sayre's Park; Bridgehampton [Bruce Horwith ]
26 Apr Re: Letter to Riverhead Town Board RE- EPCAL [Glenn Wilson ]
26 Apr Re: Letter to Riverhead Town Board RE- EPCAL [Derek Rogers ]
26 Apr FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - Saturday 4/25 ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
25 Apr Purple Finches, Suffolk Co [Joel Horman ]
25 Apr Hempstead Lake SP Nassau County- Yellow-throated Warbler [David Klauber ]
25 Apr Neotropical Cormorant Yes [Richard Guthrie ]
25 Apr Neotropical Cormorant not now [Richard Guthrie ]
25 Apr Prothonotary Warbler - Eastport, Suffolk Co. [Taylor Sturm ]
25 Apr Neotropical Cormorant address [Richard Guthrie ]
25 Apr Neotropical Cormorant YES [Richard Guthrie ]
24 Apr A quick 2 hour trip out east, without setting a foot on the ground ! [robert adamo ]
24 Apr NYC Area RBA: 24 April 2015 [Gail Benson ]
24 Apr Central Park, NYC 4/23-24 [Thomas Fiore ]
24 Apr Black-throated Gray Warbler, Gate of Heaven Cemetary, Hawthorne-Westchester [Anne Swaim ]
24 Apr RT HUMMINGBIRD (male) [Rick & Linda ]
24 Apr Re:Jones Beach Cape May [Jonathan Green ]
24 Apr Overnight Brooklyn Pelagic Scheduled for May 31-June 1 [Paul Guris ]
24 Apr FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara River - A Wetland of importance... ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
24 Apr Jones Beach Cape May [Jonathan ]
24 Apr Croton point [Larry Trachtenberg ]
24 Apr "Get the gloves out again" ! [robert adamo ]
24 Apr Re:Virginia Rail in Central Park (Manhattan) [David Barrett ]
23 Apr Virginia Rail in Central Park (Manhattan) [David Barrett ]
23 Apr Re: Yellow-throated Warbler [Richard Guthrie ]
23 Apr State Park Birding/Warblers and Vireos ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
23 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler [syschiff ]
23 Apr Prothonotary Warbler at Greenwood Cemetery [Isaac Grant ]
23 Apr Follow up on last post [robert adamo ]
22 Apr additional at Central Park, NYC 4/22 [Thomas Fiore ]
22 Apr A 2 grosbeak day, with a bunting added to the mix in Mastic ! [robert adamo ]
22 Apr swan river preserve ["leormand ." ]
22 Apr Kings County: Greenwood Cemetery. Raptors and Prothonotary [Sean Sime ]
22 Apr Nocturnal Birding in the Adirondacks & other recent sightings [Joan Collins ]
22 Apr Central Park Bird Report [Patricia Pollock ]
22 Apr South Shore, Long Island Birds (Suffolk/Nassau Counties) [Ken Feustel ]
22 Apr Blue Grosbeak continuing Muscoot Farm, Westchester [Anne Swaim ]
22 Apr Valley Stream Louisiana Waterthrush (Nassau Co.) [Robert Berlingeri ]
22 Apr Blue Grosbeak-Muscoot Farm []
22 Apr Addition to last post [robert adamo ]
21 Apr Go west, "young" old man, go west ! [robert adamo ]
21 Apr Central Park, NYC 4/21 [Thomas Fiore ]
21 Apr Caracara possible sighting [Richard Guthrie ]
21 Apr Caspian Terns at Ashokan Reservoir [Mike Usai ]
21 Apr Valley Stream Louisiana Waterthrush [Robert Berlingeri ]
21 Apr Re:Blue Grosbeak, Muscoot Farm Westchester [Ryan MacLean ]
21 Apr Marine Nature Study Area and Hempstead Lake SP [syschiff ]
21 Apr Blue Grosbeak, Muscoot Farm Westchester [Anne Swaim ]
21 Apr Blue Grosbeak, Smith Pt Park [Joel Horman ]
21 Apr RE:[ebirdsnyc] Re: Summer Tanager R.I.P. [Paul R Sweet ]
21 Apr Re:Summer Tanager R.I.P. [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Apr Blue winged teal MNSC Nassau co. [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Apr Western Suffolk County Birds [Ken Feustel ]
21 Apr Summer Tanager @ Jones Beach West End II []
21 Apr Forest Park Cleanup []
20 Apr Central Park & etc. NYC 4/18-20 [Thomas Fiore ]
20 Apr Glossy Ibis Suffolk [Peter Priolo ]
20 Apr Re: Brooklyn storm birding [Shane Blodgett ]
20 Apr Re: Brooklyn storm birding [Derek Rogers ]

Subject: RE: Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:15:51 -0400
Hi all,
I've been receiving a couple emails, after my report of a Prothonotary
Warbler in Central Park, questioning me on whether the bird I saw was the
one released earlier in the day (3+ hours) by the Wild Bird Fund. Short
answer, I don't know. I was at work all day long.

I'm assuming that the implied question  is, whether a sighting of a
rare/unusual bird is countable after the release of a bird of the same
species in the same county. What do you think?

Here are the ABA counting rules:
http://listing.aba.org/aba-recording-rules/

good birding,

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan



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On Apr 27, 2015 7:44 PM, "Will Raup"  wrote:

>
> Is this the one that was reported released there earlier today?
>
> Will Raup
> Glenmont, NY
>
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:35:31 -0400
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
> From: anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com
> To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu; ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com
>
> A Prothonotary warbler has been found by the Turtle Pond about 20 minutes
> ago by Jake (surname?). The bird is pretty active flying back and forth
> across the pond.
>
> Good luck if you try for it.
>
> Anders Peltomaa
> Manhattan
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Subject: Central Park, NYC 4/27
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:45:00 -0400
Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City)

After a weekend when precious few if any "new" migrants showed up in  
Central, Monday brought a light but definite fresh arrival,  
particularly of warblers, sparrows, and finches, along with  
representatives of some other groups.

The Ramble & s. half of the park appeared to be a little more active  
than the n. end, yet all areas saw nice activity & that activity was  
observed by lots of birders out & about, nowhere more so than in the  
Ramble.  At the 7 a.m. hour, a lot of warblers could be found on &  
around the Point, with at least 8 species there, including many of  
those seen over the past week. As the morning went on, a lot of areas  
had some activity & there were some good sightings in the park's n.  
end as well.  The list below is certainly incomplete as to all that  
came in but is representative for the increase in migrant numbers &  
diversity.   A number of the other birders commented that this was the  
most species they had found so far this spring even if not a  
tremendous variety given the date.  Thanks to the more than a few  
others who shared sightings & news.

Monday, 27 April, 2015 - an 'incomplete' list of some migrants today -

Double-crested Cormorant (including some fly-overs; many- reservoir)
Great Egret
Snowy Egret (several fly-overs noted from n. end of park, where usual)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Wood Duck (3 at Lake, then 3 at The Pond)
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (2)
Bufflehead (8, reservoir)
Cooper's Hawk (a very late lingerer)
Red-tailed Hawk (Pale Male, Octavia: parents!)
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Spotted Sandpiper (reservoir dike)
Chimney Swift (up to 20 migrating in a.m.)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (The Pond, a.m.)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1)
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Eastern Phoebe (1)
Great Crested Flycatcher (1, north woods)
Eastern Kingbird (The Point / Ramble, a.m.)
White-eyed Vireo (Ramble)
Blue-headed Vireo (modest numbers today)
Red-eyed Vireo (1, Tanner's Spring area)
Blue Jay (many migrating during the day)
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee (2)
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1, n. woods)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (multiple)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (n. woods)
Hermit Thrush (many all around)
Wood Thrush (1/Ramble; 1/n. end)
Gray Catbird (2)
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher (few)

Nashville Warbler (Cherry Hill, ~ 8:45 a.m.)
Northern Parula (several, Ramble & n. end)
Yellow Warbler (few)
Yellow-rumped [Myrtle] Warbler (many now)
Black-throated Green Warbler (minimum of 4; 3 at one area in Ramble)
Pine Warbler (fewer but still modest no's. including some drab females)
Prairie Warbler (female, The Point, ~ 7 a.m.)
Palm Warbler (many all around)
Black-and-white Warbler (12+ - in many areas, throughout park)
American Redstart (reported by Ken Chaya from the Loch, a.m.)
Ovenbird (several)
Northern Waterthrush (more than a few, some singing)
Louisiana Waterthrush (a few, & singing)
Common Yellowthroat (at least 2, Pond; Ramble)

Eastern Towhee (many including females in equal no's.)
Chipping Sparrow (still fair no's.)
Field Sparrow (several including Ramble & N. end areas)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (multiple incl. a few in odd habitat areas)
White-throated Sparrow (fresh infusion came in overnight)
Dark-eyed Junco (small no's. still here; the Mall to n. end)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1, female-type plumage, n. end)
Baltimore Oriole (1 heard-only, Great Hill, late a.m.)
Purple Finch (small no's. multi. locations around park today)
Pine Siskin (1, n. woods, with American Goldfinches)
American Goldfinch (scattered throughout the park)

p.s., on a late-day look in the n. section of Riverside Park, near W.  
110-122 Sts. I saw a male Baltimore Oriole, which was singing near the  
upper path; other new arrivals were a bit thin at Riv. Park, but this  
was a rather quick run thru the area.

good getting-to-May-soon birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan
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Subject: RE: Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:43:35 -0400
Is this the one that was reported released there earlier today?
Will RaupGlenmont, NYDate: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:35:31 -0400
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
From: anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu; ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com

A Prothonotary warbler has been found by the Turtle Pond about 20 minutes ago 
by Jake (surname?). The bird is pretty active flying back and forth across the 
pond. 

Good luck if you try for it.
Anders Peltomaa 

Manhattan
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Subject: Central Park, NYC: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:35:31 -0400
A Prothonotary warbler has been found by the Turtle Pond about 20 minutes
ago by Jake (surname?). The bird is pretty active flying back and forth
across the pond.

Good luck if you try for it.

Anders Peltomaa
Manhattan

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:32:10 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* April 27, 2015*  NYSY  04. 27. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):April 20, 2015 - April 27, 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: April 27 AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #440 Monday April 27, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of April 20, 2014 Highlights:----------- 

RED-THROATED LOONBLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONGREAT EGRETLEAST BITTERNEURASIAN 
WIGEONSURF SCOTERGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANEUPLAND SANDPIPERLESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULLYELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDEVENING GROSBEAK 


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

     4/25: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen from East Road. 5 BLACK-CROWNED 
NIGHT-HERONS were seen along towpath Road.     4/26: GREATER and LESSER 
YELLOWLEGS, WILSON’S SNIPE and a DUNLIN were all seen in a corn field along 
Carncross Road. 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the mucklands along Rt. 31. 


Derby Hill------------
     4/21 was the best day of the season so far with 5,299 birds counted. 
5,074 were BROAD-WINGED HAWKS. Also 5 GOLDEN EAGLES were counted this day. The 
next day 2,101 raprtors were counted. Otherwise it was a very slow week due to 
cold and north winds. On 4/20 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen. 


Oswego County------------
     4/22: EVENING GROSBEAKS were noted in Constantia.     4/23: 134 
COMMON LOONS and 1 RED-THROATED LOON were seen flying Past Phillips Point on 
Oneida Lake.     4/24: 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder north of 
Cleveland.     4/25: 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were again seen at the Oswego 
County Airfield from Howard Road. Actually they are seen closer to the Go-cart 
area nearer Silk Road. 


Onondaga County------------
     4/21: 5 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Onondaga Lake near the 
Liverpool Marina.     4/22: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen near the 
Marina in Liverpool.     4/23: A pair of SURF SCOTERS were seen on Beaver 
Lake     4/26: A LEAST BITTERN was heard in the Three Rivers WMA north of 
Baldwinsville. It was in a marshy area south of Potter Road. 


Madison County------------     4/23: A SANDHILL CRANE was seen at the 
intersection of Gee and Ditchbank Roads. It was refound in the same area on 
4/25.     4/24: 3 EVENING GROSBEAKS are still coming to a feeder on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds. 5 were seen on 4/26.      4/25: A male 
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen with other Blackbirds on Cheese Factory Road 
in the Town of Cazenovia. 


Oneida County------------
     4/26: An early BLACK and WHITE WARBLER was found at the Spring Farm 
Nature Santuary south of Clinton.     4/27: 6 SURF SCOTERS and 10 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Oneida Lake from the Godfrey Point Boat 
Launch east of Cleveland on Oneida Lake. A GREAT EGRET was seen in a beaver 
pond on Rt. 31 about 2 miles west of the intersection with Rt. 365. 


New Arrivals this week------------
CLIFF SWALLOWLOUISIANA WATERTHRUSHNORTHERN WATERTHRUSHPINE WARBLERYELLOW-RUMPED 
WARBLERSPOTTED SANDPIPERHOUSE WRENPALM WARBLERAMERICAN BITTERNLEAST 
BITTERNWHITE-CROWNED SPARROWBLUE HEADED VIREOBLACK and WHITE WARBLEREASTERN 
KINGBIRD 

  
    
      --  end report


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

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Subject: Central Park -Ramble - Ovenbird
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:16:05 +0000 (UTC)
Forgot to add Ovenbird to the report of the Northend Birder who spotted it 
along the south path near Tupelo MeadowPat Pollock 4/27/15, Monday 

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Subject: RE: Prothonotary Warbler Central Park
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet AT amnh.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:04:47 +0000
I'm probably going to get some hate mail for this comment, but is Central Park 
really the best place to be releasing rehab birds? 


Paul Sweet


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Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 3:59 PM
To: NYS Birds
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Prothonotary Warbler Central Park

Just a word of notice , a Prothonotary Warbler was released in Central Park 
this afternoon around 3:45 by the great staff of the Wild Bird Fund, in the 
vicinity of Tanner Spring. It is has since flown , so keep your eyes open. 

Good Birding,
David Speiser


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Subject: Prothonotary Warbler Central Park
From: david speiser <david_speiser AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:58:36 -0400
Just a word of notice , a Prothonotary Warbler was released in Central Park 
this afternoon around 3:45 by the great staff of the Wild Bird Fund, in the 
vicinity of Tanner Spring. It is has since flown , so keep your eyes open. 

Good Birding,
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Subject: FOS Ovenbird
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:02:06 -0400
At Hempstead Lake State Park this afternoon I had a fos Ovenbird on the
grassy path to the South Pond. An Eastern Phoebe was a surprise. Also large
numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers kept one on their toes looking for
something other than the usual. A few Palms, Black and White, Yellow and
Pine were the other warblers noted.
Robert A. Proniewych

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Subject: North Shore Audubon Society - Tues. April 28, 2015. Stephane Perreault - "Birding by Ear on Long Island: Spring Warbler Songs"
From: Nancy Tognan <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:22:59 -0400
The North Shore Audubon Society will hold its monthly program on Tuesday,
April 28, 2015, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Manhasset Public Library, 30
Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset NY 11030.  All are invited, free of charge.

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

 

     Stephane Perreault will present "Birding by Ear on Long Island:  Spring
Warbler Songs".  This is a new program that Stephane developed specifically
for the North Shore Audubon Society, for birders who would like to learn or
review warbler songs as we enter the core of spring migration. The songs of
30 locally common and uncommon warblers will be presented in practical
learning groups.  Traditional tools such as digital recordings, sonograms,
and catchy phrases will be used to get a handle on the identification of our
warblers by ear.   

     Stephane has been actively birding on Long Island since 1995, and has
lead field trips for NSAS for the last three years.  Prior to living in
southern NY, Stephane studied Ornithology at McGill University, and
published breeding studies on the American Redstart and Yellow Warbler.

     For a practical experience, this seminar will be paired with optional
local field trips on the mornings of May 6 and May 13 (no pre-registration
required).

 

For more information on NSAS programs and weekly walks, see
www.northshoreaudubon.org.

 

Nancy Tognan

Publicity volunteer, North Shore Audubon Society
nancy.tognan AT gmail.com

 


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Subject: FOS sightings on the East End of Long Island
From: Jane Ross <janefross AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:41:51 -0400
The weekend produced multiple FOS sightings on the East End (East Hampton to 
Water Mill) including 

Ruby throated hummingbird indigo bunting (3)pine warblersavannah sparrowpurple 
martins (4)Green heron (Georgica Cove)lesser yellowlegs (2) along with 
previously sighted greater yellowlegs (Georgica Cove)Caspian tern (2) and least 
tern (1) at Mecox PondSnowy Egrets (4) at Mecox 

Blue-winged teals continue on Georgica Pond / Covea few juncos and white 
throated sparrows continue as well.on a less happy note: FOS ticks are also 
present, so proceed with caution while birding grasslands, fields and brushy 
shorelines! 


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1112 Park Avenue 
New York, New York 10128 
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Subject: CRESLI 2015 Great South Channel whale and pelagic bird trips -
From: "Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D." <kopelman AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:53:17 -0400
2015 Great South Channel trip - August 9-11, 2015.  Same price as last year.
Reservations are required and can be made as of at
http://www.cresli.org/cresli/reservations/offshore_res.html. 

 

The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island is a non-profit
research and education organization.  Our mission is:  "To promote and
foster understanding and stewardship of coastal ecosystems through research
and education."  Part of our work is to observe and document the whale and
sea bird populations of NY and New England and to take people to see these
animals in the wild.  Since 2002 we have been offering incredible and
successful multi-day offshore pelagic bird and whale observation trips.

 

Our trips have been 100% successful and we have encountered thousands of
pelagic birds over the years.  We've also encountered fin, minke, sei, and
right whales; common, white-sided, dolphins, pilot whales.

We have now had 873 humpback encounters in our trips to the Great South
Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally. With the assistance of the Gulf of
Maine Humpback group, the Center for Coastal Studies, Allied Whale, and the
FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook we have, photo-identified 354
different whales during these trips.

 

We are planning one trip to the Great South Chanel in August 10-12, 2014 (51
hours).   The vessel is the 140' Viking Starship that can sleep up to 65
passengers in navy style bunks. Excellent food will be available at
reasonable prices. Passengers may bring their own food as well. The trips
will be led by a seasoned marine mammal biologist and professor. Volunteers
from CRESLI will assist in photo-identification spotting and data
collection. 

 

 

(1)    Our August trip will leave at 6:30 PM on August 9, 2015 and head to
Martha's Vineyard (MV) to pick up (and drop off) passengers.  We expect to
arrive at Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard at approximately 12:30 AM on 8/10;
we leave MV at 1:00 AM and proceed to the GSC.  We should reach the whale
grounds around day break, spend the next 24 hours amongst the whales and
birds of the GSC.  The following morning, we will have the option of either
remaining on the whale grounds, o, if the weather is poor, returning early
to Martha's Vineyard for land-based birding, hiking, or other activities.
The vessel will ultimately depart Martha's Vineyard at 4:30 PM on 8/11 and
return to Montauk at 10:30 PM on 8/11/15. 

1.       Cost = $275 for CRESLI members; $300 for non-members

2.       Children  6 - 12 are half price

3.       Under 6 are free

 

We at CRESLI hope that you will join us on our trips.  Remember that members
do get discounted fares. Go to
http://www.cresli.org/cresli/GSC_offshore.html  for info and reservation
links. Reservations can be made  at
http://www.cresli.org/cresli/reservations/offshore_res.html

 

Expectations: 

 

*         Cetaceans: Humpback, Fin, Minke, Right; Sei, and Pilot whales;
Common, Bottlenose, Atlantic White Sided and Risso's Dolphins; Leatherback,
Green and Loggerhead Turtles; Basking, Great White, Hammerhead, and Blue
Sharks; Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna; White Marlin; Ocean Sunfish;
Portuguese Man-of-War; and other marine life. 

 

Birds: Cory's, Greater, Sooty, Manx, and Audubon's Shearwaters; Wilson's and
Leach's Storm-Petrels; Northern Fulmar; Northern Gannet; Red-necked and Red
Phalaropes; Pomarine, and Parasitic Jaegers; South Polar Skua; Greater
Black-backed, Herring, Bonaparte's Gulls. 

 


Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph. D.

kopelman AT optonline.net   
( e-mails scanned for viruses before sending)

 

 

 

 

"When the last individual of a race of living thing breathes no more,

another heaven and another earth

must pass before such a one can be again" ......  William Beebee

 

P Be kind to the environment - unless you need to, please don't print this
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Subject: FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - not seen Sunday morning
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:41:44 -0400
This is the only report that I have seen for today.

 

Willie

 

From: geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu
[mailto:geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of Bird observations
from western New York
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2015 1:08 PM
To: geneseebirds-l AT geneseo.edu
Cc: David Suggs
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - not seen Sunday morning

 

The cormorant was not present between 7 and 11:45 this morning at Van Buren
Rd. pond or elsewhere. Several birders were checking besides me.  

 

Iceland Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull (Tim Lenz), hundreds of RB
Mergansers, 1 WW Scoter, and plenty of swallows over the lake including at
least one Bank Swallow at Lake Erie State Park.

120+ cormorants off Lake Erie State Park.

More at Dunkirk Harbor. 

Tim had 2 Forster's Terns near the Lighthouse at Pt Gratiot.

 

Mike Morgante

 

 

From: geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu
[mailto:geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of Bird observations
from western New York
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:56 PM
To: Genesee Birds
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - Saturday 4/25

 

The Neotropic Cormorant was present again this morning (Saturday) at the
pond on Van Buren Rd. in the Chautauqua County town of Pomfret. It was first
observed around 7:30 am and remained at the pond until about 9:30 am when it
got up and flew off in the direction of Lake Erie. It returned to the pond
at around 10:45 am and stayed until maybe 11:05 am when most of the
cormorants flushed and circled the pond several times before flying off to
the south (more inland). Though several birders were present throughout the
afternoon (as late as 3:00 pm) and checked other area ponds there were no
positive reports of the cormorant the rest of the day. As per the reports
from Thursday and Friday, the Neotropic has had a pattern of leaving the
pond at different points throughout the day for varying periods of time
before returning, with sightings on Thursday and Friday not occurring past
around 5 pm. 
 
If anyone is out looking for this bird tomorrow (Sunday) please post any
pertinent updates to the Geneseebirds or NYSbirds listserves as there are
still many birders looking for this great rarity. Directions to the pond,
previously posted by Willie D'Anna, are below.
 
Joe Mitchell
josephcmitchell AT gmail.com
 
DIRECTIONS:

The locations were near Lake Erie between the Dunkirk-Fredonia exit and the

Westfield exit from the NYS Thruway. If coming from the north, exit at

Dunkirk-Fredonia and turn left onto NY 60. In 0.6 miles, turn right onto Rt

20 (heading southwest). In 1.4 miles, turn right onto Temple Street in

Fredonia. In 1.1 miles turn left onto Matteson, across from SUNY Fredonia.
Matteson eventually becomes Van Buren Road. In 2.5 miles from Temple Street,

the pond will be in your right. Lake Erie S.P. is about two miles southwest

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Subject: New Hotspot for Irondequoit Varied Thrush
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:08:17 -0400
The following name should become available within the next 12 hours. No
knowing where this bird may roam though:

Harwick Rd., Irondequoit (Varied Thrush 2015)

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

— Sign into eBird.org
— Go to "My eBird" & select "Manage My Locations" in the right panel
— At the bottom of the screen click "Show All" to see all locations on one
page
— Select your personal location (it will show a letter "P" under Type*) by
clicking "Edit" on the right side of the line
— Select the "Merge" button and you'll see all nearby hotspots as red icons
— Keep the checkmark for "Delete after merging" selected
— Click the icon that best fits your location
— ... now you'll see the hotspot description above the 'Merge' button along
with the # of checklists you'll be merging
— Click on the 'Merge' button
— Answer Yes to the 'Yes or No' query

Checklists not associated with hotspots cannot have a list of species with
bar charts displayed via eBird.org.

All checklists for that personal location will be combined with the hotspot
with this process.
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Subject: Varied Thrush - Yes
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:00:27 -0400
The previously reported VATH was just seen again in a residential yard near 
where it had been frequenting. The best bet would be to go to the 166 Harwick 
Rd Rochester address an watch from the yard there. 


Rich Guthrie 

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Subject: Randall's Island Birding - South Bronx Connection
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:53:42 -0400
From StreetBlogs.org:

"The South Bronx neighborhoods of Port Morris and Mott Haven are a stone’s
throw from 480-acre Randall’s Island, but a ring of highways and industry
separates residents from all that parkland. Now, the New York Restoration
Project (NYRP) is working with local advocates and health researchers to
create better walking and biking connections between the South Bronx and
Randall’s Island, taking advantage of a long-planned greenway segment set
to open this summer."


http://www.streetsblog.org/2015/04/14/planning-safer-connections-between-the-south-bronx-and-randalls-island/ 

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Subject: Save the Date!
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline AT nycap.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:59:05 -0400
The Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club is hard at work planning the 2015 NYS Birders 
Conference and NYSOA Annual Meeting in Albany, New York, October 2-4, 2015. So 
far the weekend includes a keynote by Jon Dunn, noted birding tour leader and 
author, behind the scenes tours of the ornithology collection at the NYS 
Museum, book signings, field trips, workshops, papers, and more. Watch the HMBC 
and NYSOA websites for details and registration information. 


Kathy Schneider, President

NYSOA


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Subject: Purple Martin; Sayre's Park; Bridgehampton
From: Bruce Horwith <bruce.horwith AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:14:52 -0400
On a quick stop at Long Pond (in Bridgehampton, not Long Pond in the
Greenbelt south of Sag Harbor), on the way to work, I was rewarded with FOS
purple martins and northern rough-winged swallows among barn and tree
swallows. Lots of yellow warbler singing, which along with the prairie
warbler, blue-gray gnatcatchers and hummingbird reports, mean that spring
migration is well underway on the East End.

*Bruce Horwith*
*16 Salt Marsh Path*
*East Hampton, NY 11937*
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Subject: Re: Letter to Riverhead Town Board RE- EPCAL
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson AT stny.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:50:11 -0400
I just came up with a solution - maybe - get a hunting permit and through a 10 
gauge goose gun over your shoulder - of course with binoculars, camera, and 
scope. 


Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
www.WilsonsWarbler.com

On Apr 26, 2015, at 9:01 AM, Derek Rogers  wrote:

The plot thickens at EPCAL. For the second time in a row I've noticed folks 
staged (physically parked) on the west runway and buzzing the grasslands with 
model airplanes. Finally fed up, I decided to call the Riverhead PD at 
631-727-4500. The officer that answered the phone stated that, "people are 
allowed to fly model airplanes here." 


I then inquired as to why model airplanes are allowed yet wildlife viewing and 
photography is not? She stated that officers "usually" allow wildlife viewing 
from vehicles as long as folks aren't speeding. 


Without getting too deeply into disturbances that model airplanes may cause to 
wildlife, It blows my mind that this use is permitted here yet birding is not. 


I cautioned the officer about the consistent mixed messaging but "she doesn't 
make the decisions." I strongly encourage folks to call the above number or 
follow Luke's lead. This is unacceptable. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville 



> On Apr 16, 2015, at 9:55 PM, leormand .  wrote:
> 
> All:
> 
> I have drafted and sent a letter to the Riverhead Town Board regarding runway 
access to EPCAL and have included some of my favorite images. The letter and 
images can be seen by viewing the link below. I encourage all of you who have 
visited EPCAL over the years to contact the Board. If our voices are strong, we 
cannot be ignored. Intimidating people who are birding on public land with the 
threat of JAIL is absurd and preposterous. Thank you. 

> 
> 
http://birdsoflongisland.blogspot.com/2015/04/epcal-letter-to-riverhead-town-board.html 

> 
> On a note related to actual birds, I saw a Merlin devouring a small bird this 
morning while on my morning run in East Patchogue. 

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Subject: Re: Letter to Riverhead Town Board RE- EPCAL
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:01:28 -0400
The plot thickens at EPCAL. For the second time in a row I've noticed folks 
staged (physically parked) on the west runway and buzzing the grasslands with 
model airplanes. Finally fed up, I decided to call the Riverhead PD at 
631-727-4500. The officer that answered the phone stated that, "people are 
allowed to fly model airplanes here." 


I then inquired as to why model airplanes are allowed yet wildlife viewing and 
photography is not? She stated that officers "usually" allow wildlife viewing 
from vehicles as long as folks aren't speeding. 


Without getting too deeply into disturbances that model airplanes may cause to 
wildlife, It blows my mind that this use is permitted here yet birding is not. 


I cautioned the officer about the consistent mixed messaging but "she doesn't 
make the decisions." I strongly encourage folks to call the above number or 
follow Luke's lead. This is unacceptable. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville 



> On Apr 16, 2015, at 9:55 PM, leormand .  wrote:
> 
> All:
> 
> I have drafted and sent a letter to the Riverhead Town Board regarding runway 
access to EPCAL and have included some of my favorite images. The letter and 
images can be seen by viewing the link below. I encourage all of you who have 
visited EPCAL over the years to contact the Board. If our voices are strong, we 
cannot be ignored. Intimidating people who are birding on public land with the 
threat of JAIL is absurd and preposterous. Thank you. 

> 
> 
http://birdsoflongisland.blogspot.com/2015/04/epcal-letter-to-riverhead-town-board.html 

> 
> On a note related to actual birds, I saw a Merlin devouring a small bird this 
morning while on my morning run in East Patchogue. 

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Subject: FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - Saturday 4/25
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:55:13 -0400
Forwarding for Joe Mitchell.

 

From: geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu
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from western New York
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:56 PM
To: Genesee Birds
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Neotropic Cormorant - Saturday 4/25

 

The Neotropic Cormorant was present again this morning (Saturday) at the
pond on Van Buren Rd. in the Chautauqua County town of Pomfret. It was first
observed around 7:30 am and remained at the pond until about 9:30 am when it
got up and flew off in the direction of Lake Erie. It returned to the pond
at around 10:45 am and stayed until maybe 11:05 am when most of the
cormorants flushed and circled the pond several times before flying off to
the south (more inland). Though several birders were present throughout the
afternoon (as late as 3:00 pm) and checked other area ponds there were no
positive reports of the cormorant the rest of the day. As per the reports
from Thursday and Friday, the Neotropic has had a pattern of leaving the
pond at different points throughout the day for varying periods of time
before returning, with sightings on Thursday and Friday not occurring past
around 5 pm. 
 
If anyone is out looking for this bird tomorrow (Sunday) please post any
pertinent updates to the Geneseebirds or NYSbirds listserves as there are
still many birders looking for this great rarity. Directions to the pond,
previously posted by Willie D'Anna, are below.
 
Joe Mitchell
josephcmitchell AT gmail.com
 
DIRECTIONS:

The locations were near Lake Erie between the Dunkirk-Fredonia exit and the

Westfield exit from the NYS Thruway. If coming from the north, exit at

Dunkirk-Fredonia and turn left onto NY 60. In 0.6 miles, turn right onto Rt

20 (heading southwest). In 1.4 miles, turn right onto Temple Street in

Fredonia. In 1.1 miles turn left onto Matteson, across from SUNY Fredonia.
Matteson eventually becomes Van Buren Road. In 2.5 miles from Temple Street,

the pond will be in your right. Lake Erie S.P. is about two miles southwest

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Subject: Purple Finches, Suffolk Co
From: Joel Horman <jlhorman AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:57:47 -0400
The Purple Finches which have been attending our feeders daily since our 
last report  3 weeks ago, this morning swelled in number to at least a 
dozen. We are hoping they will remain and breed, as there are previous 
records of breeding in Suffolk county in the 1980 Breeding Bird Atlas.

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Subject: Hempstead Lake SP Nassau County- Yellow-throated Warbler
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:06:38 -0400
A Yellow-throated Warbler continues at Hempstead Lake State Park. Mid-morning 
it was seen along the northwestern edge of the open lawn area just north of the 
pond (Macdonald Pond?), where people run their dogs. Other species of interest 
were Bank and Rough-winged Swallows, Chimney Swift, Parula and many Pine 
Warblers, and a silent Warbling Vireo. Reported by others were Black-and-White 
and Palm Warblers, and White-eyed Vireo. 

I could not find the Cape May warbler that was reported yesterday in the Jones 
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Subject: Neotropical Cormorant Yes
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:54:26 -0400
True to form the NECO has returned to the Van Buren pond and is swimming and 
diving along with a few Double-crests. It is here now. 


Contrary to my earlier post and as correctly stated by Willie D'Anna, the 
location is really in the Town of Pomfret, NY. 


Rich Guthrie 

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Subject: Neotropical Cormorant not now
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:47:41 -0400
It took off at about 9 30. It has shown pattern of leaving but returning after 
a while. 


Not here now. 

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Subject: Prothonotary Warbler - Eastport, Suffolk Co.
From: Taylor Sturm <tjsturm AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:51:17 -0400
For those not chasing a Neotropic Cormorant or trying to refind a Bl-throated 
Gray Warbler: 

Last night Pamela Bracken Morrison posted to Facebook a photo of a Prothonotary 
Warbler that she found in Eastport, Suffolk County, and it continues this 
morning. 

The bird is south of a small bridge (which crosses a creek/tidal outflow) on 
East Moriches Blvd just West of Pepperidge Lake Rd. 

It is on the West shoreline working south. 
Good birding,
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Subject: Neotropical Cormorant address
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:38:33 -0400
For GPS location the address of the cormorant is at 5224 Van Buren Rd Dunkirk 
NY. 



Rich Guthrie 


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Subject: Neotropical Cormorant YES
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:22:53 -0400
Present at the Van Buren Pond Dunkirk This morning. (Now). 

Rich Guthrie. 

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Subject: A quick 2 hour trip out east, without setting a foot on the ground !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:13:40 -0400
This afternoon, I blitzed the North Fork as far as Greenport, and although
not seeing many birds, did manage to record a few raptors. At the
N.F.Preserve, Jamesport, a Red-tailed Hawk was playing air games with some
A.Crows. From there to Southold, along Sound Ave, (3) separate Turkey
Vultures were seen. Back in Aquebogue, I flushed a N.Harrier off an
apparent piece of carrion, and also had a high flying Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Although I didn't count them, I can attest to a healthy Osprey population
on the NOFO !

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 24 April 2015
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:19:04 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Apr. 24, 2015
* NYNY1504.24

- Birds Mentioned

BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER+
WESTERN TANAGER+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

HARLEQUIN DUCK
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Virginia Rail
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Red Knot
Least Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Caspian Tern
SNOWY OWL
CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Seaside Sparrow
SUMMER TANAGER
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
BLUE GROSBEAK
Indigo Bunting
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch

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
nysarc44nybirdsorg

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, April 24 at
6:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER,
CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW, WESTERN and SUMMER TANAGERS, PROTHONOTARY and
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS, BLUE GROSBEAK, SNOWY OWL, HARLEQUIN DUCK and more
spring migrants.

An unexpected surprise was a photo circulating today of a male
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER taken Thursday afternoon in Hawthorne,
Westchester Co. at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery by the lake near the main
entrance off the Taconic State Parkway.  A search today did not relocate
the bird, but please let us know if it resurfaces.

The lingering CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW was last noted in Manhattan’s Bryant Park
last Sunday.  That same day a male WESTERN TANAGER in nice plumage was
found at Jones Beach West End, where it was tracked for a few hours before
losing itself in the West End vegetation.  A SUMMER TANAGER showing up at
that same location on Tuesday did not fare as well, being hit by a car near
the turnaround.

BLUE GROSBEAKS also began appearing this week, the first was found Monday
in Northern Westchester at Muscoot Farm, where it was still present
Thursday.  BLUE GROSBEAK was also spotted at Smith’s Point County Park in
Shirley on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Continuing the southern migrant theme, at least three PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS
were in Brooklyn this week, starting with one Saturday at Prospect Park,
where two were noted Sunday through Tuesday and at least one continued to
Thursday, while another was also at Greenwood Cemetery Monday to Thursday.

Prospect Park also entertained one or two YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS from
Sunday to Tuesday, with other YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS also found at
Ridgewood Reservoir in Queens on Sunday and at Hempstead Lake State Park on
Thursday.

A decent selection of other warblers also arrived during the week, with
about 20 species present all told.  Friday the 17th perhaps produced the
first PRAIRIE WARBLER and NORTHERN PARULA, with the weekend then
contributing WORM-EATING, OVENBIRD and HOODED to the list.  During this
week additional warblers have included NASHVILLE Thursday, two CAPE MAYS
Wednesday, one in Central Park and one at Jones Beach West End,
BLACK-THROATED GREEN from Tuesday, BLACKBURNIAN Wednesday, and AMERICAN
REDSTART Thursday, plus a few more YELLOWS and COMMON YELLOWTHROATS.  Both
LOUISIANA and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES continue to be seen along with
BLACK-AND-WHITE, PINE, PALM and YELLOW-RUMPED.

VIREOS so far have been mostly BLUE-HEADED, along with one or two
WHITE-EYEDS, a RED-EYED Tuesday and WARBLING Thursday.  Other notable
passerines this week have included EASTERN KINGBIRD  Wednesday, an EASTERN
WOOD-PEWEE Thursday, WOOD THRUSH in Central Park from Tuesday, ORCHARD
ORIOLE in Prospect Park Tuesday, BALTIMORE ORIOLE from Wednesday, SCARLET
TANAGER in Central Park Tuesday, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in Prospect Park
Saturday, INDIGO BUNTING as of  Tuesday, and SEASIDE SPARROW in Oceanside
Tuesday.  Also occurring now are BROWN THRASHER, GRAY CATBIRD and EASTERN
TOWHEE, plus a variety of sparrows, with some PURPLE FINCHES also moving
through.

Tops among the shorebirds this week were 3 WHIMBRELS that appeared at the
Coast Guard Station bar at Jones Beach West End Wednesday.  Other
shorebirds included a RED KNOT at Floyd Bennett Field Monday, SPOTTED
SANDPIPER, a SOLITARY SANDPIPER or two and LEAST SANDPIPER in Oceanside as
of last Friday.

Other migrants have featured GREEN HERON as of the 17th, VIRGINIA RAIL on
eastern Long Island as of the 16th, four CASPIAN TERNS on the Mecox flats
on Wednesday and a few scattered RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS.

Another bird on the move is BLACK VULTURE, with three or four over
Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn Wednesday, preceded by six east of Riverhead
on Tuesday and six over Rye in Westchester County today.

A winter touch was added by a SNOWY OWL still on Hick’s Island in Napeague
Sunday, two HARLEQUIN DUCKS continuing at Point Lookout last weekend, and a
GLAUCOUS GULL still around Gravesend Bay in Brooklyn Wednesday.

Groups of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS during last Monday’s storm included 12
at Heckscher State Park and six at Floyd Bennett Field, with two more each
at Captree and Robert Moses State Park.

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: Central Park, NYC 4/23-24
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:28:05 -0400
Thurs. - Friday, 23 & 24 April, 2015

Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City)

Some additional sightings included Marsh Wren (at The Pond) as of  
Thursday. There was another influx of swallows, with at least 4 spp.  
including Bank Swallow flying at the reservoir on Thurs. mid-day but  
then by 4 pm the numbers were much reduced, & only a few of the more  
common spp. were seen. More birders again noted Scarlet Tanager (still  
a bit early for the species), as well as Wood Thrush, & as of Friday  
(today) a White-eyed Vireo turned up, and still a few Pine Siskin and  
a modest number of Purple Finches.  Rusty Blackbirds were in at least  
3 locations including 1 at the s. edge of the Pond late Thurs., as  
well as the Loch & by the Lake thru today, Friday.

The overall numbers of migrants is still a bit low, not too surprising  
with the return to March-like weather. It looks as if the last  
sightings of the Bryant Park Chuck-will's had been last Sunday/19th,  
as no one has noted a sighting since then.

good birding,

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Subject: Black-throated Gray Warbler, Gate of Heaven Cemetary, Hawthorne-Westchester
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:40:41 -0400
Report & photos just received:
Jeff Seneca photographed what appears to be a Black-throated Gray Warbler
yesterday afternoon, Thu 4/23/15, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in
Hawthorne, NY (Westchester).

He noted location as "by the lake near the main entrance off of Bronx River
Parkway."

Jeff went back today and couldn't re-find the bird.

Pictures upload here: https://flic.kr/p/s1tnHq

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Subject: RT HUMMINGBIRD (male)
From: Rick & Linda <kedenbird AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:25:13 -0400
The arrival of our nesting RT Hummingbirds has begun here in Peconic NY .

I thought I spied him skulking about the area yesterday so I put out one 
Hummingbird feeder yesterday morning. He survived the 40 f. temperature last 
night most likely by going into torpor. Maybe he got in a visit to partake of 
the feeder yesterday. I believe he is one of our breeders as yesterday he was 
chasing a T Titmouse from tree to tree as if he were claiming territory 


Officially here at 2:30 PM in the sunlight with a blazing red throat. Hoping 
for a photo later. 


I think I will play #9, "Ode to Joy”
rk
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Subject: Re:Jones Beach Cape May
From: Jonathan Green <18jgreen AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:10:36 -0400
Just to specify, the bird has been continuing in a blooming willow off the
median between the coast guard and west end.

Jonathan

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Jonathan <18jgreen AT gmail.com> wrote:

> Cape May Warbler continues at Jones Beach in the same location. Aside from
> a kestrel and some blackbirds it seems like the only bird around
>
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Subject: Overnight Brooklyn Pelagic Scheduled for May 31-June 1
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:52:41 -0400
It has been a number of years since there has been an organized pelagic in
New York waters at this time of year.  Due to multiple requests (and one or
two threats ... just kidding) we have scheduled an overnight pelagic trip
out of Brooklyn leaving the evening of Sun, May 31 and returning late
afternoon of Mon, June 1.  Many of the old 1980s trips sailed out of New
Jersey at this time of year due to the potential variety of birds.  This
trip is longer than most at 22 hours due to the distance from anyplace in
New York out to deep waters beyond the Continental Shelf.

Possible targets for this time of year include Northern Fulmar, Cory's
Great, Manx, and Sooty Shearwaters, Red and Red-necked Phalarope,  Leach's
and Wilson's Storm-Petrels, South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, and Arctic
Tern.  It's also a good time to look for cetaceans like Fin, Humpback,
Minke, and Pilot Whales, as well as Risso's, Common and Offshore Bottlenose
Dolphin.

The trip details are:

   - Leave:  8:00 PM on Sun, May 31
   - Return:  Approx 6:00 PM on Mon, June 1
   - Cost:  $250
   - Boat:  Brooklyn VI, Pier #6, 2200 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY
   - Public Transportation: Q Line, Sheepshead Bay Station (approx 0.7
   miles away)

We had an excellent experience with the captain and crew of this boat on
our inaugural trip with them in April.  The boat is a fast, stable
platform.  It is 110' long, 26' wide, has a cruising speed of 18 knots, and
is licensed for 132 passengers.  A full overnight trip for us is about 42
people so there will be room for people to sleep.  We'll have 5-6 leaders,
headsets, and chum to help attract, spot, and identify the birds and try to
get everybody on them.

We will be sleeping wherever there is room, which means benches or floor
inside the cabin or on the floor of the upper deck.  People will be allowed
to board and select their sleeping space in the order they sign up and
pay.  Sign up early for the best selection of sleeping spaces.

For more information or to sign up, email us at info AT paulagics.com or call
215-234-6805.  Hope to see you aboard!


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Subject: FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara River - A Wetland of importance...
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:55:16 -0400
I would encourage people to sign the petition at the link below to have the
Niagara River recognized as a Ramsar site. If you have ever been to the
Niagara River, you know how important it is to birds.

 

Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

 

From: geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu
[mailto:geneseebirds-l-bounces AT geneseo.edu] On Behalf Of Bird observations
from western New York
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:26 PM
To: geneseebirds-l AT geneseo.edu
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Wetland of importance...

 

Dear GeneseeBirds-L community.

 

Some of you may have seen Jess Hoelscher's letter in the Buffalo News
(pasted below) concerning a petition to have the Niagara River Corridor
designated as a wetland of international importance. On this Earth Day, I
encourage you to learn about the designation (http://www.ramsar.org/) and to
consider adding your name to this petition:
https://www.change.org/p/united-states-fish-wildlife-service-canadien-wildli
fe-service-nominate-the-niagara-river-corridor-for-a-ramsar-designation. 

 

Thanks for considering. For those who care to read it, Jesse's
aforementioned letter is below. -Chris

 

 

Designate Niagara River as wetland of importance

Western New York has access to 25 percent of the world's fresh water. One of
our most important resources, the Niagara River Corridor, supports 338
species of birds, 102 species of fish, 35 species of mammals and 734 species
of plants. It links the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, and supports local
economies of tourism, manufacturing, technology and green energy, among
others. The corridor is important to our recreation, waste processing, power
generation, trans-shipment and drinking water.

So how do you, a local citizen eager to celebrate Earth Day, honor such an
important body of water in a productive way? By showing your support for
nominating the Niagara River Corridor as a Wetland of International
Importance, otherwise known as a Ramsar site. Signed in 1971 (the year after
Earth Day began), the Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty for
the conservation of wetlands. Such a designation not only increases funding,
attention and research to the area, but also marks international cooperation
and progression toward sustainable development.

Groups from the United States and Canada have been working hard to designate
the Niagara River Corridor as the newest wetland of international
importance. When designated, this will be the first transboundary (i.e.:
including two countries) Ramsar site in North America. Chances are, you want
to support your local environment, but might not have the time or resources
to do so. What you can easily do is search online for "SUNY Buffalo Ramsar
Niagara," navigate our page and click "Show Your Support." It's easy, takes
little time and allows you to voice your opinion that our water matters.

Benjamin Franklin said, "When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
Let's take him for his word and work together to ensure our well never runs
dry.

Jesse Hoelscher

East Aurora

 

 

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Subject: Jones Beach Cape May
From: Jonathan <18jgreen AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:22:16 -0400
Cape May Warbler continues at Jones Beach in the same location. Aside from a 
kestrel and some blackbirds it seems like the only bird around 


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Subject: Croton point
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:15:38 +0000
Not many birds around but out of the wind in the South Bay we had a Bonaparte's 
gull and a surprise red breasted merganser and on the shoreline a fully 
plumaged spotted sandpiper. 


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Subject: "Get the gloves out again" !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:02:27 -0400
Because of a fairly late start, I decided not to go up west "long" (
Hempstead Lake S.P.) and instead, just went west "short' ( Smith Point
C.P.). Upon arrival there, I found Bob Gunning & Dick Belanger, who by then
had seen all the species reported yesterday, except for the Rose-breasted
Grosbeak.

Once out of the car I opened the trunk, and in addition to getting the
spotting scope, I dug out the much needed gloves - the wind at the ocean
was tough this morning ! As Bob walked up to the car, he didn't say "Hi"
first, but gave the best of "birder" greetings..."there it is" ! The Blue
Grosbeak was in the same open spot he  was in yesterday, except with
today's howling wind being most inhospitable - in a short while the bird
took off over the parking lot, heading east.

Besides finding the Savannah Sparrow I reported on yesterday, Dick & Bob
found 2 additional Savannahs fitting that description (a very bright, and
lengthy, yellow supercillium). However, when trying to show me all 3 birds,
we could only find 2, with one almost as bright as the 4/22 bird, and the
other, while being bright, certainly the lesser of the two.  They also had
a Bald Eagle, as well as a Turkey Vulture, fly over !

After going our separate ways, I headed to Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach,
taking it east to Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays, and finding it very quiet.

Cheers,
Bob
P.S...The following should have been the last paragraph in my post on 4/22,
at 20:11:39.

At my last stop of the day (the Eastport C.C.lake on Montauk Highway,
Eastport) I had the following sightings. The #'s involved, along with the
date, make them noteworthy. There were ~ 180 lingering Lesser Scaup,
together with ~ 110 Ruddy Ducks ( 8 of which were nearing full breeding
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Subject: Re:Virginia Rail in Central Park (Manhattan)
From: David Barrett <miler6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:10:27 -0400
Just a follow-up on the Virginia Rail: I have seen a discussion on another
board suggesting this bird *may* have been released by the Wild Bird Fund.
It is too late to confirm either way, but I wanted people to know that
there is some question of provenance before they go out of their way to try
to see it.


On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 10:14 PM, David Barrett  wrote:

> There is an apparently reliable (yet still unconfirmed) eBird report this
> evening (April 23) of a *Virginia Rail* in the Loch, which is the small
> stream in the North End of Central Park.
>
> The last Virginia Rail known to visit Central Park, in September 2013,
> stayed overnight at least once. Tonight's moderate NW winds would suggest
> an overnight stay is possible. So you may want check the Loch tomorrow, at
> various times of day. The last one was not seen again, despite extensive
> searching, until the following evening.
>
> David Barrett
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Subject: Virginia Rail in Central Park (Manhattan)
From: David Barrett <miler6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:14:09 -0400
There is an apparently reliable (yet still unconfirmed) eBird report this
evening (April 23) of a *Virginia Rail* in the Loch, which is the small
stream in the North End of Central Park.

The last Virginia Rail known to visit Central Park, in September 2013,
stayed overnight at least once. Tonight's moderate NW winds would suggest
an overnight stay is possible. So you may want check the Loch tomorrow, at
various times of day. The last one was not seen again, despite extensive
searching, until the following evening.

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Subject: Re: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:50:17 -0400
There was one reliably reported to eBird from Sullivan County, NY today as
well.

Rich Guthrie

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 4:42 PM, syschiff  wrote:

>  A Yellow-throated Warbler made a brief appearance at Hempstead Lake SP
> this morning.  The overall numbers in the NY area are very unusual this
> Spring.
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Subject: State Park Birding/Warblers and Vireos
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:49:30 -0400
Some birding in the State Parks on Long Island this morning was productive
in variety if not numbers. Teaming up with Bob Anderson, Phil Uruburu and
Arie Gilbert added more eyes and skill to the mix.
Jones Beach West End 2 though not productive did turn up a FOS in the form
of a beautiful adult male Orchard Oriole by the Coast Guard Station. The
winds caused us to cut short our search and meet up at Hempstead Lake State
Park. Some intel from Ed Becher about White-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo,
Praire Warbler and Yellow-throated Warbler brought us to the park. Pine,
Yellow-rumped and Black and white Warblers were seen but no Praire or
Yellow-throated. A Northern Parula was heard. A White-eyed Vireo was at
first elusive and then gave itself up for good views. Next on the agenda
was Valley Stream State Park. Blue headed and Warbling Vireo were on tap. A
few Yellow Warblers appeared. Arie called out American Redstart and Bob
Anderson found a Northern Waterthrush. I found a Nashville Warbler keeping
low in the multiflora rose bushes. Not great numbers of birds but a nice
variety of birds and birders. Thanks guys.
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Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:42:49 -0400
A Yellow-throated Warbler made a brief appearance at Hempstead Lake SP this 
morning. The overall numbers in the NY area are very unusual this Spring. 


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Subject: Prothonotary Warbler at Greenwood Cemetery
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:54:59 -0400
After a long search eventually found at at the Sylvan Water. It was calling 
from inside dense bushes the border the hillside next to white flowering trees. 


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Subject: Follow up on last post
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:46:14 -0400
Re: the Savannah Sparrow I observed at Smith Point County Park, Mastic,
Suffolk Co. yesterday (4/22/15), the only.points I can make with certainty,
are as follows:

1) The superilium was very bright yellow, and extended back close to length
of head. It was the brightest I have ever seen on this specie.

2) In flight, it's pale outer tail feathers were very evident.

3) I do not know the origin of this individual.

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Subject: additional at Central Park, NYC 4/22
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:22:00 -0400
Wed., 22 April 2015 - Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City)

Also seen were Indigo Bunting, & Orchard Oriole. There were a modest  
number of other (newly-arrived) species additionally reported.

It also felt as though some birds had moved on, from Tuesday, with  
fewer of such as Pine & [Myrtle] Yellow-rumped Warblers, for example  
(however there were discrete clumps & bumps in migrant activity, and  
no doubt that there was some fresh arrival, as well as a bit of  
departure.)     Several waterthrushes, of both species, were singing &  
seen in the n. end, from the Pool and Loch [a.k.a. Ravine] & also at  
times up away from water. A flight of loons (all presumed & apparently  
Common) was noticed before 7 a.m. from the NE edge of the N. Meadow  
ball-field area, with at least 15 moving thru in a short period,  
headed north.  Good thoughts of watching the sky a while today as a  
couple of (rare-in-northeast) raptor species would be in the 'hoped- 
for' category, but in numbers, D.-c. Cormorant led that charge in the  
hours of watching...

The Wood Thrush around the n. end were mostly quiet; Hermit Thrush a  
lot less numerous there than in recent days.   A few Savannah Sparrows  
were in several areas north of the reservoir including near the  
compost area early on, but not noticed later on in the day.  At least  
one White-crowned Sparrow was noted (word-of-mouth) in the n. end, but  
I was unable to find.  Not a fall-out but there were some White- 
throated Sparrows out in city 'street' areas, where a few plantings  
gave enough shelter, & these, like many within the parks have been  
giving a lot of full song the last week or more.

At Riverside Park in the 100-120 St. sections, I've also seen a number  
of the most-common recent migrants, on more casual visits, in the past  
few days. Trees & shrubs there, as in every spring, are a bit slower  
to leaf out than those in Central & some other parks, likely due to  
the nearness of the Hudson river & also greater exposure to winds, &  
that may affect how birds come in & linger, or not, in early weeks of  
each spring.

About departures, did anyone note NYC's (Bryant Park) Chuck-will's- 
widow past Sunday the 19th?

good birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan
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Subject: A 2 grosbeak day, with a bunting added to the mix in Mastic !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:10:31 -0400
After reading Byron Young's email re: his birding down at Smith Point
County Park yesterday morning, plus speaking to him today re: his outing
there earlier this A.M., I took off for SPCP, arriving by 1045. His list
included Rose-breasted & Blue Grosbeaks, plus Indigo Bunting, which I
found, in addition to other early migrants that I missed. I also was able
to enjoy the antics of (4) Red Fox kits, before even leaving the the
parking lot.

The 1st summer male Blue Grosbeak (blue swatches starting to show near
head) was feeding in the grass, between the macadam & chain-link fence, at
the s/w/c/o the p/lot (just s/o the opening in the fence that allows foot
passage to/from the west. Following Byron's instructions, I proceeded to
the fenced in area that contains the picnic tables, hand ball courts, etc.,
and eventually found the adult female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, the adult
male Indigo Bunting, and a Savannah Sparrow, which may be of "western"
origin, as per Sibley's desk edition - more to follow.

Where are you going tomorrow Byron ?
Cheers,
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Subject: swan river preserve
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:03:17 -0400
The other day there were two (2) blue-winged teal on the pond.  This
morning, during a cleanup, I observed two (2) killdeer feeding on the
mudflats.

On a non-bird note, there are some rainbow trout in the river adjacent to
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Subject: Kings County: Greenwood Cemetery. Raptors and Prothonotary
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:03:35 -0400
I joined an impromptu hawk watch started by Shane Blodgett and Rob Jett
from Greenwood Cemetery mid day today with decent results.

They recorded a modest accipiter flight before I arrived. Once I began
scanning we tallied the following;

3 Black Vulture (single group).
3 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Northern Harrier
3 Merlin
2 Kestrel
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Osprey

Small groups of Double-crested Cormorants and Laughing Gulls were on the
move as well.

A stop around the Sylvan Water produced the previously reported
Prothonotary Warbler as well as a nearly all white American Robin.

Ebird list with photos can be viewed here.

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From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:10:28 -0400
4/22/15 Long Lake (Hamilton Co.) First-of-the-Season: *

 

I couldn't sleep last night, so I got up and went birding at 3 a.m.  As I
left the house, I found a Flying Squirrel eating bird seed on our front
porch.  I had been hearing quiet vocalizations over our baby monitor.  (A
pair of Raccoons have been visiting most nights too!)  The sky was clear and
the winds calm for the 3 hours I was out.  I drove to Sabattis Circle Road -
the whole "circle" and the long drive to Sabattis Station.  The Milky Way
band was visible in a beautiful star-lit sky.  I heard only a handful of
*Spring Peepers (it was 30 degrees!).  Here are some of the birds found
during the night and at dawn/sunrise:

 

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser - vocalizing in the dark north of Bear Pond

Ruffed Grouse - several drumming

*American Bittern - 1 at the inlet of Little Tupper Lake

*Wilson's Snipe - at least one winnowing at Sabattis Station

*American Woodcock - many "peenting" and displaying - everywhere I stopped

Barred Owl - 4

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Winter Wren - several singing

Hermit Thrush - many singing (dawn chorus began at 5:20 a.m.)

Palm Warbler - several singing at Sabattis Bog

A Song and Swamp Sparrow both belted out a song at 4:43 a.m. in the dark!

White-throated Sparrow - several singing

Purple Finch - singing at Sabattis Bog

 

I found two Beavers at the Little Tupper Lake outlet area at dawn - chewing
on large branches.  One noticed me and gave a tail-smack, but then continued
foraging!  On my drive out, I found a Porcupine.  (I put photos of both
mammals on my Facebook page.)

 

At our home, we still have 4 finch species at our feeders: Purple Finch,
Common Redpoll (only 1 observed today), Pine Siskin, and Amer. Goldfinch.
There are still large numbers of Dark-eyed Juncos, and many White-throated
Sparrows showed up today.  For the past week, a male Wild Turkey has been
gobbling and displaying for the 3 females outside our home.

 

Late this afternoon, I heard a Common Loon's haunting voice echo up from
Long Lake.

 

4/21/15 Long Lake

 

I made a brief side-trip to Sabattis Circle Road before leaving town
yesterday.  A Palm Warbler was found right outside my car - I snapped a few
photos quickly.  A River Otter was eating fish on Little Tupper Lake -
popping up and down on openings in the ice.  Two Great Blue Herons perched
together at a nest on Minnow Pond (by Sabattis Road) along Route 30.  In
Indian Lake, a Turkey Vulture was perched at the top of a pole with its
wings spread - drying out after all the rain - it looked like a totem pole!

 

4/19/15 Sabattis Bog in Long Lake

 

Two Black-backed Woodpeckers were calling and rattling back and forth.  I
counted six singing Palm Warblers.

 

4/18/15 Newcomb AIC (Adirondack Interpretive Center) Essex Co.

 

Fifteen people came on the bird walk at the Newcomb AIC - part of the
Center's Migration Celebration event.  We had calm winds and mild temps.
The trails were still ice and snow covered, so we traveled slowly!  Rich
Lake was still ice-covered, but the connection to Belden Lake was open.  We
hiked two of the center's four trails.  The only surprise species was a
non-stop singing Northern Cardinal in a heavily forested habitat!  I suspect
it was attracted to the AIC's feeders, but they said they had not observed a
cardinal all winter/spring.  Here are some of the species found (many nice
views):

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Common Raven

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

Pine Warbler

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Northern Cardinal!

Purple Finch

Common Redpoll

 

Wendy Hall, of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center,
gave a presentation after the bird walk and brought along several raptors.
The AIC provided food and drinks!

 

Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

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: Central Park Bird Report
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00:01 +0000 (UTC)
4/22/15, Wednesday & Tuesday, 4/21Pat Pollock
Tuesday:Savannah Sparrow at NW ballfield of Great Lawn with Chipping 
SparrowsPrairie Warbler between Point & Boathouse2 Rough-winged Swallows 
perched on snag near cut on PointBlack & White WarblerYellow-rumped 
WarblersSwamp Sparrow Az. Pond 

(earlier others had Yellow W. on Point)
Wednesday:Purple Finch (M)  AT  FeedersEastern Towhee Evodia Field Blue-headed 
Vireo Pt.Hairy Woodpecker Cherry HillNorthern FlickersLouisiana Waterthrush  AT  
Tripletts Bridge (same place Joe DiC reported)Palms, Yellow-rumped and Pines in 
areas above-mentioned 

(someone reported a Savannah Sparrow on Cherry Hill among group of Chipping 
Sps. but we didn't find it and Pat Klein spotted a Hairy Woodpecker instead) 





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Subject: South Shore, Long Island Birds (Suffolk/Nassau Counties)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:55:48 -0400
A mornings birding on the south shore barrier beaches produced an eclectic 
mixture of birds today. We started at Robert Moses State Park, where things 
were fairly slow, highlights being an Eastern Kingbird and two Indigo Buntings. 
We then moved west to West End. As soon as we pulled in the parking lot we 
noticed a group of birders on the east side of the boat basin looking through 
their scopes with some intensity. We then observed three large shorebirds in 
flight that landed on the shoreline, showing their large decurved bills that 
proved to be Whimbrels, always a good Spring observation. 

A group of birders then headed toward the median, where a sharp-eyed Sam 
Janazzo identified an early Cape May Warbler feeding in one off the Willow 
trees northeast of the large poplar tree. Also present were Parula Warbler, 
Baltimore Oriole, and Ruby-throated Hummingbird (being harassed by the Cape May 
Warbler). Unseen by us but also reported were Black-throated Green Warbler and 
Hooded Warbler. Although the overall number of birds was low, the quality more 
than made up for the paltry numbers. 


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Subject: Blue Grosbeak continuing Muscoot Farm, Westchester
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:01:29 -0400
Nick Hawvermale relocated male Blue Grosbeak 1:15pm this aft at Muscoot Farm, 
Westchester. Same area: by compost pile near gazebo in back, upper fields. 



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Subject: Valley Stream Louisiana Waterthrush (Nassau Co.)
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:27:33 -0400
Likely the same bird continuing from yesterday, today was found this
morning working the north end of the stream bordering Corona Ave. Seen with
Ed Becher and Andrew Baksh.

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Subject: Blue Grosbeak-Muscoot Farm
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Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:09:24 +0000
Continued late yesterday circling the field in the hedgerows just past the 
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Subject: Addition to last post
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:32:39 -0400
At west end of Jones Beach SP, I had my FOS Brown Thrasher.

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Subject: Go west, "young" old man, go west !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:59:32 -0400
Leaving Riverhead this morning, my first destination was scheduled to be
RMSP, but as I approached Ocean Parkway, and finding the draw-bridge up, I
quickly hung a right and proceeded to check out Captree Island. There was 6
Greater Yellowlegs on the marsh, as well as a late, feeding, female Hooded
Merganser.

 Birds seen upon arriving at RMSK were at least (1) adult Peregrine Falcon*
(resident ?)on the w/s of the water tower, and 3 Black-bellied Plovers,
resting with a group of gulls in the parking lot.

Captree SP was next, and although I couldn't find the Lesser Black-backed
Gulls reported yesterday, I did get my FOS Barn Swallow. in addition to (3)
Boat-tailed Grackles.

The ride down to the west end of Jones Beach SP was uneventful, but once
there, did see the female Indigo Bunting found by Pat Palladino.

En-route home, I finally went searching for the Mastic Bald Eagles, and did
see one of the "full" adults.

A single Turkey Vulture (Lonesome George ?) was waiting for me in
Riverhead, followed by (2) soaring, stacked accipiters (with Cooper's low,
and Sharp-shinned high) over our condo property.

*There could have been two birds, because as I passed the tower the 2nd
time, the w/s bird was gone, but another, adult peregrine was perched on
the e/s. Probably the same bird just moving to the sunniest side...but who
knows !

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 4/21
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:00:49 -0400
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015

Central Park (Manhattan, N.Y. City) had a nice arrival - some of the  
birds may have actually filtered in on Monday, but clearly more showed  
up overnight. At least 11 species of warbler were noted in the park  
(and it's possible a few additionals were), although pride of place  
will still go to Prospect Park in Brooklyn with their ongoing  
Prothonotary and Yellow-throated Warblers as well as at least 10 other  
warbler spp. there...

For Central, among the migrants noted this day were:

Green Heron
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Chimney Swift
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Gray Catbird

Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
[Myrtle] Yellow-rumped Warbler (building no's.)
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat

Scarlet Tanager (early)
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

The above list leaves out a lot of species, including some that have  
been around a while, & perhaps a few much more recent arrivals. Plenty  
of birders out & about and there will be more to seek, as this latest  
arrival generally, city & region-wide has brought a nice variety as  
well as some of the rarer species as mentioned in rapid posts. Also a  
good time to do local "patch" birding, of any smaller neighborhood  
parks or green-spaces, as a "goodie" could be hiding in plain view  
almost anywhere now, with not all too many leaves on the trees &  
shrubs, although that also is changing fairly rapidly after our 1  
summer-strength very warm day.

good birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan


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Subject: Caracara possible sighting
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:17:34 -0400
I picked this up from a facebook posting this evening by Jess Deitz:

"I can't confirm, but I'm almost positive I just saw the Caracara near the
intersection of 17K and 302.. Bullville just past the gas station headed
toward Bloomingburgh. Flew from edge of road into yard.. Black bird, white
neck and head, thick bill was all I could make out driving by. Size was
right."

Thought it would be good to get the word out for what it is.

-- 
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Subject: Caspian Terns at Ashokan Reservoir
From: Mike Usai <usaimike AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:19:55 -0400
This afternoon there were two Caspian Terns foraging along the Olivebridge
Dam at Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster County.  The birds were seen along the dam
between Rte 28A and Reservoir Road in the Town of Olive. There were also two
Horned Grebes along the dike east of Reservoir Road.

Mike Usai
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Subject: Valley Stream Louisiana Waterthrush
From: Robert Berlingeri <rjberlingeri AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:25:09 -0400
A bright, stunning Louisiana Waterthrush turned up at Valley Stream State
Park this afternoon at about 12:30PM. Picked up by its deep call note
around the stream on the Corona side toward the south end of the park, then
visually about 20 minutes later. A classic bird, as bright as they get with
bright (almost Red) legs. I was hoping to hear its song, but no luck on
that today. - unlike the Northern that was singing periodically from the
interior stream.

7 species of warbler were in today in low numbers, including multiple Black
and White and Yellow Palm. Singles on Parula and Yellow (Singing on
territory). only about 12-15 Myrtle. A bit of a surprise was a singing
Purple Finch moving north.

A group of about 35 Glossy Ibis were seen early moving east.

Bobby Berlingeri
Elmont, N.Y.

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Subject: Re:Blue Grosbeak, Muscoot Farm Westchester
From: Ryan MacLean <mountainjam18 AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:44:28 -0400
Still there as of 5:15 PM working the same general area of the field behind the 
gazebo, feeding on the ground near the haymounds on the right side of the 
field. For those unfamiliar w Muscoot Farm, take the trail straight at the far 
end of the parking lot past all of the barns and a field surrounded by a white 
fence, bare right at the first fork til you get to a wooden shed. Take the next 
right and eventually you'll emerge in a field with a gazebo directly infront of 
you. The field directly beyond the gazebo is where the Grosbeak is hanging out, 
about an 8 minute walk from the parking lot. Ann primarily had it on the left 
side of the field working the brushy area and this is where I first spotted it 
(it will occasionally associate w Blackbirds & Cowbirds in treetops). However 
the area we mostly watched the bird was near the hay-mounds on the right just 
when you walk into the field past the gazebo. The bird does flush very easily 
so please keep your distance and stay on the trails as to not corner the bird. 



Most importantly, for those who don't know THE PARK GATE CLOSES AT 4 PM. If you 
get there near closing time you should park on Route 100. 



Thank you Roger for the awesome find and to Ann for getting the word out!


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Subject: Marine Nature Study Area and Hempstead Lake SP
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:35:33 -0400
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside  and Hempstead Lake SP.21 April

Arrived at Area after lunch. The reported BLUE-WINGED TEALS were resting in a 
cut, the male periodically lifting its head up so it could be IDed. Meantime, 
the TRICOLORED HERON was flying about. FORSTER'S TERNS were fishing in the pond 
and there were a number of LAUGHING GULLS were flying over. The FOS for the 
site was a SEASIDE SPARROW along the pond edge by the first bridge. 


Singing LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH this morning at Hempstead while CHIMNEY SWIFTS 
joined the high flying TREE SWALLOWS. 


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Subject: Blue Grosbeak, Muscoot Farm Westchester
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:56:02 -0400
Male blue grosbeak found last eve at Muscoot Farm, Westchester, by Roger 
Garrison still present all day today and being seen now. (By gazebo in back 
fields, associating w cowbirds and visiting nearby compost pile.) 


Anne Swaim
Saw Mill River Audubon
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak, Smith Pt Park
From: Joel Horman <jlhorman AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:46:01 -0400
At noon today two female Blue Grosbeaks were present on the grassy area 
to the left, just past the bridge, and in near proximity to an active 
fox den: a female and five gamboling cubs.

Peggy & Joel Horman
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Subject: RE:[ebirdsnyc] Re: Summer Tanager R.I.P.
From: Paul R Sweet <sweet AT amnh.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:25:40 +0000
Andrew and all NY birders. For the record we are interested in any and all 
salvaged birds, particularly rarities. 


People should be vigilant with the Bryant Park Chuck. I can’t imagine it’s 
getting enough to eat? 


We have all relevant permits.

Paul


Paul Sweet
Collection Manager
Department of Ornithology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Tel: 212 769 5780
Cell: 718 757 5941



From: ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:ebirdsnyc AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Andrew Baksh birdingdude AT gmail.com [ebirdsnyc] 

Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:10 PM
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Subject: [ebirdsnyc] Re: Summer Tanager R.I.P.


Sam Janazzo just called with an update on the Jones Beach Summer Tanager--it is 
bad news. Apparently, the bird was clipped by a car and died. I figured I would 
post to save twitchers the trip. 

Joe Viglietta, who was with Sam when this occurred has retrieved the bird and 
may pass it on to Shai Mitra. Perhaps Paul Sweet might be interested?? 


On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:42 AM, 
> wrote: 

Sam Janazzo, just called to report a Summer Tanager just observed at the corner 
just as you get off the parkway to take the service road into West End II. 


Cheers,

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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Subject: Re:Summer Tanager R.I.P.
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:32 -0400
Sam Janazzo just called with an update on the Jones Beach Summer
Tanager--it is bad news. Apparently, the bird was clipped by a car and
died. I figured I would post to save twitchers the trip.

Joe Viglietta, who was with Sam when this occurred has retrieved the bird
and may pass it on to Shai Mitra. Perhaps Paul Sweet might be interested??


On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:42 AM,  wrote:

> Sam Janazzo, just called to report a Summer Tanager just observed at the
> corner just as you get off the parkway to take the service road into West
> End II.
>
> Cheers,
>
> 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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Subject: Blue winged teal MNSC Nassau co.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:53:30 -0400
In marsh 2 birds

http://goo.gl/maps/D8JIR


04/21/2015  AT  12:53 PM

Arie Gilbert 
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Subject: Western Suffolk County Birds
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:43:24 -0400
At Southards Pond this morning there were singing Louisiana (1) and Northern 
Waterthrushes (1), both south of the pond, along with the expected Pine, Palm, 
and Yellow-rumped Warblers. At Robert Moses State Park there were three Glossy 
Ibis on the shoulder of the parkway east of the Water Tower and my FOY Indigo 
Bunting in the median opposite Field 4. No sign of the Lesser Black-backed 
Gulls seen yesterday. 


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Subject: Summer Tanager @ Jones Beach West End II
From: <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:42:09 -0400
Sam Janazzo, just called to report a Summer Tanager just observed at the corner 
just as you get off the parkway to take the service road into West End II. 


Cheers,

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Subject: Forest Park Cleanup
From: <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:39:08 -0400
Reminder: we need volunteers for the Forest Park cleanup. So far the responses 
to participate have been few. 


The cleanup effort will occur on April 25th (no rain date). The tasks will 
include light pruning (clippers and pruning saws) and garbage removal. The 
project will focus mainly on the path from the 'Yellow Trail" to the Watehole; 
however, I expect we could expand where necessary. Parks will provide, gloves, 
bags and tools for the effort. 


Please contact me offline if you are interested in participating. 

Thank You

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Subject: Central Park & etc. NYC 4/18-20
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:30:00 -0400
Sat.-Sun.-Monday, 18 - 19 - & 20 April, 2015 (no rarities)

Central Park (& other sites noted), Manhattan, N.Y. City

Monday, partly a rain-out, but before the main rain of the day, a  
modest no. of migrants, esp. warblers, were in small flocks  
particularly around the edges of the Lake (& esp. on the Ramble side),  
with about half as many Pine (12+) as Myrtle/Yellow-rumped (25+),  
along with some Palm, and also as fly-overs in the mist, another 40+++  
of warblers, of which the ones I could hear or make out were all, or  
almost all, Yellow-rumped as well. The larger arrival of that warbler  
species is imminent, and with them are likely to be an assortment of  
other migrants. I'd bet that a fair number of migrants were passing  
all morning and even into the p.m., with perhaps some just stopping in  
to feed & moving on again in the fog & drizzle. A rather soggy male  
Cooper's Hawk at the "oven" will be interesting if it is around many  
more days. There was a glossy breeding-plumaged calling male Rusty  
Blackbird at the Loch in the morning.   At least for a short while  
there was a modest concentration of swallows around (over) Turtle  
Pond, with just the 3 most-regular spp. in CP seen, Tree, N. Rough- 
winged, & Barn, totaling about 50 individuals in all (I looked here  
and along the lake edges again much later in the day, and was unable  
to find these numbers again). At the reservoir, very few swallows when  
I passed by; some ducks continued, such as N. Shovelers, Buffleheads  
and a couple of Ruddys, & at least 1 Wood Duck. The gull numbers which  
seemed good as the really heavy rain was starting were down to very  
few by later in the day. A single Spotted Sandpiper was the only  
shorebird I noted, along the Lake.

I had a look in some of the midtown Manhattan (smaller) parks on  
Sunday, & found a mix of migrants in 2: Madison Square, & Union  
Square, but apart from the long-staying Chuck-will's-widow at Bryant,  
it seemed relatively more quiet (other than a few migrants). I also  
had a look in some other smallish green-spaces farther west, & found  
scattered smatterings of some of the most-common migrants. I didn't  
get to the river to seek out what could be moving on or right by the  
water...

At Central Park on the weekend, the going seemed moderately slow for  
fresh migrants, yet I found a few that were new at least to me for the  
year - an Ovenbird, Saturday a.m. near the Mineral Springs pavilion  
(south of Falconer's Hill), & on Sunday at the Loch (a.k.a. the  
Ravine), a singing Yellow Warbler, (which also was likely the same at  
the Meer, a bit earlier the same morning).   Of other warbler species  
I found, the no's. were not all that great other than perhaps for  
["yellow"] Palm Warbler, & to a lesser extent, Pine Warbler. A good  
no. of E. Towhees have been in the past few days & there seemed a  
fresh influx of sparrows as well as Dark-eyed Junco by the weekend.  
Also new, at least to me, a couple of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks on both  
days at the Great Hill which has somewhat regularly been a good spot  
to find them in the early part of the season, yet I did not come up  
with them at all later either day. Also still present were Louisiana  
Waterthrush, a couple of Black-and-white Warblers, & on Sat. at least,  
a male Common Yellowthroat at The Pool (near W. 103 St.)  I failed to  
find a loon on the reservoir as of Sunday, while I did see 1 Common  
Loon there Sat. a.m.

good birding,

Tom Fiore
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Subject: Glossy Ibis Suffolk
From: Peter Priolo <peterpriolo AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:17:51 -0400
This days dawn I had a wonderful chance observation of ~12 glossy ibis fly over 
my home. 


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Subject: Re: Brooklyn storm birding
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:13:26 -0400
I went back out this afternoon and found 4 adult LBBG at Floyd and 5 adults at 
Plum Beach. With the 2 first winters from this morning (after reviewing my 
photos I'm retracting the 3rd winter) that makes a total of 11 Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls in Brooklyn today. Also approximately 250 HEGU/25 GBBG/9 
RBGU/16 LAGU between the 2 sites. 


A brief stop at Coney Island around 5:30 yielded 0 LBBG and less than 50 gulls 
total though 15 of those were GBBG. 


Shane

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:31 PM, Derek Rogers  wrote:
> 
> All,
> 
> In anticipation of some storm-driven Lesser Black-backed Gulls I drove 
through the fog at Hecksher State Park this evening and tallied up to 12 
individuals staged in the Field 7 parking area. 9 of these individuals were 
adults and the remaining 3 subadults. Also present in larger numbers were Great 
Black-backed and Herring Gull but a surprising 0 Ring-billed Gull. 

> 
> Best,
> Derek Rogers
> Sayville
> 
> 
>> On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:15 PM, Shaibal Mitra  
wrote: 

>> 
>> I wasn't able to get down to the beach during the height of the storm, but I 
tried late in the day. By then the wind had dropped and the fog had rolled in 
thick. 

>> 
>> Consistent with Shane's observations, I found two adult LBBGs at Capture SP 
(possibly romantically involved) and two adults, a subadult and a first summer 
at Robert Moses SP (both sites are on the south shore of Long Island in western 
Suffolk County). 

>> 
>> Very striking to me was the good representation of LBBG against an overall 
near-absence of gulls at these sites: 0 RBGU, just 11 and 47 Herring Gulls at 
the two sites, and 0 GBBGs. It also struck me as late for lots of adult 
LBBGs--our territorial winter birds used to disappear during March (this year 
they never appeared). 

>> 
>> If anyone else got out today and saw LBBGs, I'd appreciate details, so that 
we can refine our understanding of this species' rapidly changing status here. 

>> 
>> Shai Mitra
>> Bay Shore
>> ________________________________________
>> From: bounce-119072825-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119072825-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Shane Blodgett 
[shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com] 

>> Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 10:51 AM
>> To: nys birds
>> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn storm birding
>> 
>> Hit send prematurely
>> 6 LBBG breakdown was 3 adults 2 1st winter and 1 3rd winter
>> 
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>> Brooklyn NY
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Subject: Re: Brooklyn storm birding
From: Derek Rogers <drogers0031 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:31:36 -0400
All,

In anticipation of some storm-driven Lesser Black-backed Gulls I drove through 
the fog at Hecksher State Park this evening and tallied up to 12 individuals 
staged in the Field 7 parking area. 9 of these individuals were adults and the 
remaining 3 subadults. Also present in larger numbers were Great Black-backed 
and Herring Gull but a surprising 0 Ring-billed Gull. 


Best,
Derek Rogers
Sayville


> On Apr 20, 2015, at 7:15 PM, Shaibal Mitra  
wrote: 

> 
> I wasn't able to get down to the beach during the height of the storm, but I 
tried late in the day. By then the wind had dropped and the fog had rolled in 
thick. 

> 
> Consistent with Shane's observations, I found two adult LBBGs at Capture SP 
(possibly romantically involved) and two adults, a subadult and a first summer 
at Robert Moses SP (both sites are on the south shore of Long Island in western 
Suffolk County). 

> 
> Very striking to me was the good representation of LBBG against an overall 
near-absence of gulls at these sites: 0 RBGU, just 11 and 47 Herring Gulls at 
the two sites, and 0 GBBGs. It also struck me as late for lots of adult 
LBBGs--our territorial winter birds used to disappear during March (this year 
they never appeared). 

> 
> If anyone else got out today and saw LBBGs, I'd appreciate details, so that 
we can refine our understanding of this species' rapidly changing status here. 

> 
> Shai Mitra
> Bay Shore
> ________________________________________
> From: bounce-119072825-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu 
[bounce-119072825-3714944 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Shane Blodgett 
[shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com] 

> Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 10:51 AM
> To: nys birds
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Brooklyn storm birding
> 
> Hit send prematurely
> 6 LBBG breakdown was 3 adults 2 1st winter and 1 3rd winter
> 
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> Brooklyn NY
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