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Northern Shrike,©Jan Wilczur

1 Oct Connecticut Warbler Strawberry Fields [Gabriel Willow ]
1 Oct Re:Kissena Corridor Possible Connecticut Warbler or is it a Mourning? [Cesar Castillo ]
1 Oct Kissena Corridor Possible Connecticut Warbler or is it a Mourning? [Cesar Castillo ]
1 Oct Wheatear- NO [Andrew Baksh ]
1 Oct Re: Wheatear update [Rob Jett ]
1 Oct Wheatear update [Rob Jett ]
1 Oct Re: Wheatear-YES []
1 Oct Wheatear-YES [Rob Jett ]
1 Oct Re: Northern Wheatear in Brooklyn [keir randall ]
1 Oct Northern Wheatear in Brooklyn [Rob Jett ]
30 Sep Manhattan, 9/25 - 9/30 [Thomas Fiore ]
30 Sep Blog Post: Night Flight Calls ["Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" ]
30 Sep RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration phenomena) [Jeff Holbrook ]
29 Sep Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
29 Sep Common Nighthawks [Sean Camillieri ]
29 Sep Re: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration phenomena) [Anders Peltomaa ]
29 Sep Blue Grosbeaks at Kissena Park Queens County [Andrew Baksh ]
29 Sep NYSOA Field Trip Results [Seth Ausubel ]
29 Sep RE:Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration phenomena) [J GLUTH ]
29 Sep RE:Plovers in Peril - Your help needed! [mv ]
29 Sep Sandy Hook in Peril [Larry Trachtenberg ]
29 Sep Re: Plovers in Peril - Your help needed! [Larry Federman ]
29 Sep Plovers in Peril - Your help needed! ["Dikun, Kerri" ]
29 Sep RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks [Shaibal Mitra ]
28 Sep Pectoral Sandpiper Inwood [Alan Drogin ]
28 Sep Re:[SINaturaList] Western kingbird at mt loretto [Mike Shanley ]
28 Sep RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks [Joan Collins ]
28 Sep Re: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks [Ben Cacace ]
28 Sep Re: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks [Ben Cacace ]
28 Sep FW: Western Kingbird - Staten Island - Richmond County [Will Raup ]
28 Sep NNYBirds: RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks ["'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
28 Sep Golden-winged Warbler Alley Park [Seth Ausubel ]
28 Sep Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks [Joan Collins ]
28 Sep NNYBirds: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks ["'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" ]
28 Sep Hoy Farm, Commack []
9 Sep Smithsonian ScienceThe State of the Birds 2014, USA: News Conference - Smithsonian Science []
28 Sep Flyover & Flyby's [robert adamo ]
27 Sep Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Friday & Saturday Sept. 26-27 [Deborah Allen ]
27 Sep Orchard Beach-Hunter Island, Bronx [Jack Rothman ]
27 Sep Central Park Bird Report [Patricia Pollock ]
27 Sep Re: Mecox Suffolk Co [Mike ]
27 Sep Edith Read Ct Warbler [Sean Camillieri ]
27 Sep NYC Area RBA: 26 September 2014 [Ben Cacace ]
25 Sep Bryant Park rainy morning migrants [gabriel willow ]
24 Sep Garvies Point Preserve 9/24 [Peter Reisfeld ]
24 Sep Garvies Point Preserve 9/24 [Peter Reisfeld ]
23 Sep Central Park, NYC 9/23 [Thomas Fiore ]
23 Sep NOFO does not mean no fun ! [robert adamo ]
23 Sep OT but who doesn't love Monarch migration [Barbara Glanz ]
23 Sep Central Park - Connecticut Warbler [Patricia Pollock ]
23 Sep RE: Re:Bryant Park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
23 Sep RE: Re:Bryant Park ["Taylor, Robert Michael" ]
23 Sep Re:Bryant Park [J GLUTH ]
23 Sep Bryant Park [Alan Drogin ]
22 Sep Loss of longtime LI birder [Larry Trachtenberg ]
22 Sep Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
22 Sep Winter Finch Report [Anders Peltomaa ]
22 Sep Shore birds Cupsogue Beach []
22 Sep Croton Point Mon 9/22/14 [Anne Swaim ]
22 Sep FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Wheatear - Yes AM ["Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" ]
22 Sep East End sightings [Jane Ross ]
22 Sep For those experiencing issues with missing bird notifications [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Sep Central Park, NYC 9/19-21 [Thomas Fiore ]
21 Sep Prospect Park + Calvert Vaux --Kings Co. [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Sep Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Sept. 20-21, 2014 [Deborah Allen ]
21 Sep Jamaica Bay East Pond Eurasian Wigeon + [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Sep Multiple Cape May Warblers at Garvey's Point Preserve, Glen Cove [Peter Reisfeld ]
21 Sep Multiple Cape May Warblers at Garvey's Point Preserve, Glen Cove [Peter Reisfeld ]
21 Sep Jones Beach Coast Guard Station [syschiff ]
21 Sep Croton point park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
21 Sep Inwood Pectoral Sandpiper - Yes! [Nadir Souirgi ]
20 Sep Western Kingbird (Kings) NO [keir randall ]
20 Sep Shorebirding in the Pine Barrens (?) [Steve Walter ]
20 Sep Baird's Sandpiper in Staten Island [Isaac Grant ]
20 Sep South Forki LI: Great White HERON at Georgica Inlet (East Hampton, Suffolk) - update [Angus Wilson ]
20 Sep Western Kingbird update update [Rob Jett ]

Subject: Connecticut Warbler Strawberry Fields
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:35:50 -0400
There is currently a very cooperative immature CT Warbler in the lawn on the N 
side of Strawberry Fields in Central Park, found by Nadir Souirgi, who joined 
my weekly Central Park evening walk as a guest guide. Nice work! 


Oh it just flew to rocks on S side...

Good birding!

Gabriel Willow
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Subject: Re:Kissena Corridor Possible Connecticut Warbler or is it a Mourning?
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:25:53 -0700


Thanks Jeff!!!!!! Yes, near the asphalt path but not from the asphalt path, on 
the wood-chipped path. 


JGluth, Not sure what happened, I tried typing in just links not photos. I will 
resend now. Here is a link to my Flicker page just in case, not many photos 
there so it won't be a hassle to look for them. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103732330 AT N03/


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Csar Castillo


On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:19 PM, J GLUTH  wrote:
 


I'd like to see the photos of the bird in question, but there are no 
usable links in your post. Also you can't add attachments to anything 
you post to the list, so your map is not accessible either.
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Subject: Kissena Corridor Possible Connecticut Warbler or is it a Mourning?
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:51:23 -0700
What I at first thought was a cooperative Mourning warbler, I now believe to be 
a good candidate for a Connecticut Warbler. Upon consulting my books and 
pictures of today's bird in question I have to second guess my Mourning warbler 
ID. The pictures are linked below, please advise, I have never seen a 
Connecticut Warbler and hesitate to make the ID. 


The bird was flushed out of the tall grasses along the woodchipped path 
stretching between near the children's playground at 56th Rd and 146 street 
towards Peck avenue. The bird was located just south of the childrens 
playground. Location map attached. 

The sighting was at 1:20 PM.

Characteristics,
Lack of yellow on throat, pale to greyish hood is complete.
The tail seems shortened
Bicoloured bill
Pot bellied appearance
Nice solid eye-ring
And behaviour, it perched on trees in front and above me when it was flushed 
out. 



Csar Castillo 
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Subject: Wheatear- NO
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:53:32 -0400
The Northern Wheatear went missing a little bit after the last positive
report earlier this morning and has not been refound.

A number of birders combed the areas the bird was last seen, searching as
far west as the weedy lot adjacent to the motel near Knapp Street.

I also checked Breezy Point but struck out. I would encourage birders,
planning on going to Plum to widen the search areas to include Dead Horse
Bay.

Excellent bird for Brooklyn and good for Shane Blodgett, who has faithfully
pounded that patch.

Good luck to all who try and please post an update to the list serves.

Cheers,

Andrew

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林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
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On Oct 1, 2014, at 9:26 AM, Rob Jett  wrote:

The Northern Wheatear is still present at Plum Beach in Brooklyn.

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Subject: Re: Wheatear update
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:54:09 -0400
PLUM Beach  damn you autocorrect!

Rob

On Oct 1, 2014, at 11:37 AM, Doug Gochfeld  wrote:

> If ONLY we had a Palm Beach in Brooklyn!
> 
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:12 AM, Rob Jett  wrote:
> The Palm Beach Northern Wheatear has been flying as far west as the new rock 
jetty and then flying back towards the east. 

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Subject: Wheatear update
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:12:09 -0400
The Palm Beach Northern Wheatear has been flying as far west as the new rock 
jetty and then flying back towards the east. 


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Subject: Re: Wheatear-YES
From: <gochfeldlaw AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:57:41 -0400
Exactly where at Plum Beach, near the parking lot or toward the bridge at the 
east end? Bay side or marsh side? 


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The Northern Wheatear is still present at Plum Beach in Brooklyn.

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Subject: Wheatear-YES
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:26:20 -0400
The Northern Wheatear is still present at Plum Beach in Brooklyn.

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Subject: Re: Northern Wheatear in Brooklyn
From: keir randall <keirr AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:39:51 -0400
The Northern Wheatear is still present at a Plumb Beach Brooklyn. It is at the 
beach / grass edge at the east end where the beach curves around towards 
Gerritson Creek. Shane asks that you walk east along the beach (not through the 
marsh) to prevent flushing the bird. Shane is still with the bird. 


Cheers
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Subject: Northern Wheatear in Brooklyn
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 08:00:03 -0400
I just got off the phone with Shane Blodgett, he is looking at a Northern 
Wheatear here at Plum Beach in Brooklyn. More details to follow 


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Subject: Manhattan, 9/25 - 9/30
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:43 -0400
Sept. 25 - 30, 2014 -
Manhattan, N.Y. City

In the past 6+ days, there have been modest flights of finches that  
have included more than a few Pine Siskins, sometimes seeming to be in  
company with American Goldfinches, & just as often not. There also  
have been small numbers of Purple Finch, which had also been on the  
move in prior weeks, and are somewhat more of an annual thing  
downstate even if subject to large fluctuation year to year.

The finch flights have been noted mainly in the first hour or two of  
daylight, and from parks including but not limited to Central,  
Riverside, Fort Tryon, & Inwood Hill parks.    Some have also been  
noted at points in the Bronx.  Pine Siskins also have been noticed in  
the past week or so in many other states, with some in the east  
getting south of NY, perhaps well south although I have not looked for  
all of those reports.  From the modest-seeming flights thru Manhattan,  
it's been hard to see big differences from the days with a lot of  
obvious migratory movement (nocturnal & diurnal) & did not seem to be  
so many more finches mixed in with the heavier flights - but I suspect  
that on those days, more, possibly many more were actually moving;  
that notion is somewhat borne out thru looking at a variety of  
reports, for ex. checking daily sightings at 50+ hawkwatch sites in  
the east, which are fairly consistently kept & have observers often  
keen on anything flying by (birds, bugs, planes, superheroes,  
whatever), and typically put in long hours & in some places also  
beginning at or before sunrise, which can indicate the movements of  
many birds along ridges and other features at some elevation, in  
addition to coastal passage-ways.

Also continuing to be noted are very modest (so far) numbers of Red- 
breasted Nuthatch, and Blue Jays have been increasing - Blue Jay is a  
fairly common and regular autumn migrant at just about this time of  
year in most if not all fall seasons, downstate.  One difference could  
be in how many are being seen; it will be interesting to see if they  
gather in any great numbers somewhere south, or move around as fall  
goes along, and as food sources dwindle or are perhaps concentrated in  
just some areas.

Seen at least since Friday 9/26 have been a few White-crowned  
Sparrows, including in a few locations in Central Park, & other parks,  
these joining the modest but increasing number & variety of sparrows  
found by those seeking them out. Indigo Buntings also continue with  
many in 1st-fall plumage variation, occasionally leading to  
flirtations with some other ID's in some instances.  Warbler diversity  
has been a bit lower with numbers of most spp. dropping off, yet it  
was still possible to turn up about 20 species as of today.  There  
have been a notably high number of reports of CT Warbler in the larger  
region, some nicely photographed, in states from east, west, & south  
of NY. It's still quite possible a few 'new' ones will pass through in  
the coming week or two.

Good October birding,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan



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Subject: Blog Post: Night Flight Calls
From: "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" <cth4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:46:07 +0000
A fellow bioacoustics friend of mine posted a Night Flight Call explainer and 
interview to her blogroll, for those interested. 


The target audience is high school and undergrad level.


http://bioacousticsprocrastinator.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/the-terror-that-quacks-in-night-night.html 


Enjoy!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

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Subject: RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration phenomena)
From: Jeff Holbrook <mycteria AT stny.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:04:44 -0400
All,

 

Just an interesting note to add to all of this, Pine Siskins have been reported 
from Ohio this week as well. Interesting. 


 

 

Great Birding to All!

 

Jeff Holbrook

Corning, NY

 

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[mailto:bounce-118060090-3714719 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Anders Peltomaa 

Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 17:00
To: J GLUTH
Cc: Cornell Univ
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration 
phenomena) 


 

Hi all,

On the topic of early Pine Siskins I thought I'd forward two reports of that 
species in New York, NY (Manhattan). Yesterday, Sunday 9/28, Nadir Sourgi heard 
2 Pine Siskins calling in the North Woods of Central Park (ebird checklist). In 
the early morning today, Monday 9/29, Junko Suzuki saw a small group (5) of 
Pine Siskins at Strawberry Field, which is also in Central Park (ebirdsnyc). 


happy Fall birding,

Anders Peltomaa

Mannahatta

 

 

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:08 PM, J GLUTH  wrote:

There was definite migratory movement by Blue Jays on Long Island's north shore 
Sunday morning. Nothing comparable with what Mickey Scilingo has been 
experiencing upstate, but I counted a minimum of 250 over the first 2 hours or 
so of my visit (7:15-10:45) when I was in more open habitat close to the LI 
Sound beachfront. Groups of 5-15 jays were steadily moving west, with sporadic 
rebound flights of some birds heading back to the east. They were fairly 
ubiquitous when I birded in the woods farther inland later in the morning as 
well. There were some smaller passerines moving early too, but in much lower 
numbers and distant/high enough to be mostly beyond my flight ID skills. 

Other later Fall migrants seen in good numbers included E. Phoebe and Palm 
Warbler, with personal FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and 
White-throated and White-crowned sparrows also present. Unfortunately no 
Siskins. 

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From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:29:50 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 29, 2014
*  NYSY  09. 29. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):
September 22, 2014 - September 29, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: September 29 AT 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#411 Monday September 29, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 22, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------

CACKLING GOOSE
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
GRAY CHEEKED THRUSH
LINCOLN’S SPARROW
PINE SISKIN


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

     9/23: 19 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from Towpath Road.
 9/27: 15 species of Shorebird were seen on a field trip to the Complex. Most 
were seen from Towpath but some others were seen along the Wildlife Trail. Two 
other species were seen at other times bringing the total to 17. Birds ween 
were: 


GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
PECTORAL SANDPIPER
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
KILLDEER
SOLITARY SANDPIPER
STILT SANDPIPER
DUNLIN
LEAST SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
WILSON’S SNIPE
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER
SANDERLING

Also on the 27th. 7 CACKLING GEESE were spotted at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.


Onondaga County
------------

 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have continued each evening this week at Three Rivers WMA 
north of Baldwinsville. WARBLER numbers are down from last week but are still 
being seen at locations such as Beaver Lake, Three Rivers WMA and the 
Creekwalk. LINCOLN’S SPARROWS are being seen in those places also. 

 9/25: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found in the brushy area west on the Inner 
Harbor on Van Rensselaer Street. Many Sparrows and Palm Warblers were noted 
also. 



Oswego County
------------

 9/24: A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was spotted at a private residence in Hastings. 

 PINE SISKINS (singles) were reported from near Mexico and Constantia this 
week. Come on Finches! 


          

     

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Subject: Common Nighthawks
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:39:20 -0400
12 Common Nighthawks currently foraging over the sports fields across from 
Hastings on Hudson High School. 


Sean Camillieri 

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Subject: Re: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration phenomena)
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:59:48 -0400
Hi all,
On the topic of early Pine Siskins I thought I'd forward two reports of
that species in  New York, NY (Manhattan). Yesterday, Sunday 9/28, Nadir
Sourgi heard 2 Pine Siskins calling in the North Woods of Central Park
(ebird checklist). In the early morning today, Monday 9/29, Junko Suzuki
saw a small group (5) of Pine Siskins at Strawberry Field, which is also in
Central Park (ebirdsnyc).

happy Fall birding,

Anders Peltomaa
Mannahatta


On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 1:08 PM, J GLUTH  wrote:

> There was definite migratory movement by Blue Jays on Long Island's north
> shore Sunday morning. Nothing comparable with what Mickey Scilingo has been
> experiencing upstate, but I counted a minimum of 250 over the first 2 hours
> or so of my visit (7:15-10:45) when I was in more open habitat close to the
> LI Sound beachfront. Groups of 5-15 jays were steadily moving west, with
> sporadic rebound flights of some birds heading back to the east. They were
> fairly ubiquitous when I birded in the woods farther inland later in the
> morning as well. There were some smaller passerines moving early too, but
> in much lower numbers and distant/high enough to be mostly beyond my flight
> ID skills.
> Other later Fall migrants seen in good numbers included E. Phoebe and Palm
> Warbler, with personal FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and
> White-throated and White-crowned sparrows also present. Unfortunately no
> Siskins.
> Complete eBird checklist at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist?subID=S19975430
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Subject: Blue Grosbeaks at Kissena Park Queens County
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:28:46 -0400
Two female Blue Grosbeaks, heard "chinking" then seen near the Velodrome at
Kissena Park, were the highlights of a rather slow morning of birding there
and the area known as Kissena Corridor.

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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Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!


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Subject: NYSOA Field Trip Results
From: Seth Ausubel <sausubel AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:23:44 -0400
I led a field trip this weekend for the New York State Ornithological 
Association to various Long Island birding spots. Our preliminary species total 
for the weekend was 114 species. The highlight was undoubtedly a male 
Golden-winged Warbler seen well by all on Sunday at Alley Park, Queens County. 
Other highlights follow. 


Saturday September 27:

Jones Beach West End - 1 juvenile American Golden Plover, 450 American 
Oystercatchers, 1 Royal Tern, 8 Pine Siskins. 

Cedar Beach Marina, Town of Babylon, Suffolk County - 115 Great Egrets.
Robert Moses State Park, Suffolk County - 3 Royal Terns
Route 105 Sod Fields, Riverhead, Suffolk County - 1 American Golden Plover, 14 
Turkey Vultures. 

Edwards Av. Sod Field, 1/4 mile north of Route 25 on west side - 8 American 
Golden Plovers, 3 Pectoral Sandpipers, 10 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 30 Turkey 
Vultures. 


Sunday September 28:

Alley Park - Golden-winged warbler, Worm-eating Warbler (late), Cape May 
Warbler. 

Jamaica Bay, East Pond - continuing drake Eurasian Wigeon, 125 Snowy Egrets, 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 


Thanks to all who participated and to my co-leader, Mary Normandia.

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Forest Hills, NY




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Subject: RE:Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks (& other migration phenomena)
From: J GLUTH <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:08:53 -0400
There was definite migratory movement by Blue Jays on Long Island's 
north shore Sunday morning. Nothing comparable with what Mickey Scilingo 
has been experiencing upstate, but I counted a minimum of 250 over the 
first 2 hours or so of my visit (7:15-10:45) when I was in more open 
habitat close to the LI Sound beachfront. Groups of 5-15 jays were 
steadily moving west, with sporadic rebound flights of some birds 
heading back to the east. They were fairly ubiquitous when I birded in 
the woods farther inland later in the morning as well. There were some 
smaller passerines moving early too, but in much lower numbers and 
distant/high enough to be mostly beyond my flight ID skills.
Other later Fall migrants seen in good numbers included E. Phoebe and 
Palm Warbler, with personal FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped 
Warbler, and White-throated and White-crowned sparrows also present. 
Unfortunately no Siskins.
Complete eBird checklist at: 
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Subject: RE:Plovers in Peril - Your help needed!
From: mv <mvoisine AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:00:17 -0400
Curious, exactly what federal law did the Corps violate? How are they out
of compliance with NEPA and the ESA? I have read your press release and
nowhere does it state the federal law and how the Corps is out of
compliance with NEPA and the ESA.

Matt



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From: bounce-118058246-8614276 AT list.cornell.edu [mailto:
bounce-118058246-8614276 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dikun, Kerri
Sent: Monday, 29 September, 2014 11:58
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [nysbirds-l] Plovers in Peril - Your help needed!


STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF PIPING PLOVER HABITAT







The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is about to embark on a
well-intentioned but misguided project that will imperil rare nesting
habitats for the threatened Piping Plover in New York.







Work on this project, which violates federal law, was slated to begin
imminently. On September 12, Audubon New York filed suit to stop the
construction project from beginning and was granted a Temporary Restraining
Order to protect this critical plover habitat.[1]







It's not too late for the Corps to change their minds and modify their plan
in order to bring it in compliance with the Endangered Species Act and the
National Environmental Policy Act.







***TAKE ACTION***



Please send an urgent letter to the Corps today. Tell them that minor
changes to their plan will protect Piping Plovers and their critical Long
Island habitat:



http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction







Audubon New York supporters have been pressing for these changes for
months. The Corps has ignored us and government scientists who recommended
that the project be revised to mimic natural formations to make the areas
more resilient and sustainable. The US Army Corp of Engineers has a
responsibility to make sure this project is done right from the start.







The process that resulted in the present plan was deeply flawed and cannot
serve as a model for future coastal protection projects. Our concerns
center around work planned at Smith Point County Park and Fire Island
Lighthouse Beach on Long Island.  These areas provide rare nesting and
foraging plover habitat. The current project will destroy that habitat and
further diminish the plover population, which has been declining in recent
years.







Fewer than 7,000 Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers survive today, with 20
percent of them relying on the shores of New York for nesting and breeding.
Plovers have been the subject of intensive conservation efforts. Yet the
species continues to struggle, in large part because of destruction and
development of coastal areas that these beach-nesting birds require to
survive.







Now more than ever, we need you to help be the voice for Piping Plovers on
Long Island.







***TAKE ACTION***



Please send your letter today!



http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1751







On behalf of the plovers, thank you.







Sincerely,







David Yarnold



President & CEO, National Audubon Society







REFERENCES







[1] Gralla, Joan, "Piping plover suit prompts judge to suspend Fire Island
dune project," Newsday, September 12, 2014,

http://ny.audubon.org/newsroom/press-rooms/piping-plover-suit-prompts-judge-suspend-fire-island-dune-project 

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Subject: Sandy Hook in Peril
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:37:01 +0000
Because it seems to be a depressing day for bird news, and because numerous NY 
birders head to Sandy Hook on occasion (me among them), below is a posting from 
Tom Brown on NJ Birds from earlier today (with links he provided for comment) 
regarding a Park Service plan that is likely to have a major negative impact on 
Raccoon Alley perhaps the best migratory passerine trap at the Hook 



Hi All,

There are plans to build a large maintenance facility from the rusty barn north 
to racoon alley, it would involve a great amount of disruption, if 

not utter destruction of one of the most productive/important areas at Sandy 
Hook in terms of migrants and resident birds/wildlife. I've sent a 

letter to several people in park service, NJ fish and wildlife (DEP), NJ 
division of USFWS, some local papers, and will be sending to others as well. 


The first one to make this public was the electronic NJ Patch:


http://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/please-oppose-national-park-services-plan-build-new-maintenance-building#.VCmJhqjD-cx 



At the end of the article is a link to the Park Service's website where 
comments can be made. I do admit the letter is a bit long, but hopefully 

is informative.


http://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkID=237&CFID=10251541&CFTOKEN=18ee3c538549fd9-967CBED4-D1D9-FC8F-41CA7394A66DE95E&jsessionid=0D5BB84EC3C3A5D6BD6D0E9330D00F57.ParkPlanning 




cheers,


Tom Brown




L. Trachtenberg
Ossining

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Subject: Re: Plovers in Peril - Your help needed!
From: Larry Federman <birderlarry AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:21:46 -0400
Hey Kerri,
Great to see you at the Retreat (and get to celebrate your b’day with you) !

Just an FYI – the first link below doesn't work. 
(http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction) 


But the second one does....

I sent another letter (from my wife) today.

“E” you later,
Larry

Larry Federman
Education Coordinator
Audubon New York
Rheinstrom Hill, Buttercup Farm, and RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuaries and 
Centers 


From: Dikun, Kerri 
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 11:57 AM
To: NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu 
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Plovers in Peril - Your help needed!

STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF PIPING PLOVER HABITAT

 

The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is about to embark on a well-intentioned 
but misguided project that will imperil rare nesting habitats for the 
threatened Piping Plover in New York. 


 

Work on this project, which violates federal law, was slated to begin 
imminently. On September 12, Audubon New York filed suit to stop the 
construction project from beginning and was granted a Temporary Restraining 
Order to protect this critical plover habitat.[1] 


 

It's not too late for the Corps to change their minds and modify their plan in 
order to bring it in compliance with the Endangered Species Act and the 
National Environmental Policy Act. 


 

***TAKE ACTION***

Please send an urgent letter to the Corps today. Tell them that minor changes 
to their plan will protect Piping Plovers and their critical Long Island 
habitat: 


http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction

 

Audubon New York supporters have been pressing for these changes for months. 
The Corps has ignored us and government scientists who recommended that the 
project be revised to mimic natural formations to make the areas more resilient 
and sustainable. The US Army Corp of Engineers has a responsibility to make 
sure this project is done right from the start. 


 

The process that resulted in the present plan was deeply flawed and cannot 
serve as a model for future coastal protection projects. Our concerns center 
around work planned at Smith Point County Park and Fire Island Lighthouse Beach 
on Long Island. These areas provide rare nesting and foraging plover habitat. 
The current project will destroy that habitat and further diminish the plover 
population, which has been declining in recent years. 


 

Fewer than 7,000 Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers survive today, with 20 percent 
of them relying on the shores of New York for nesting and breeding. Plovers 
have been the subject of intensive conservation efforts. Yet the species 
continues to struggle, in large part because of destruction and development of 
coastal areas that these beach-nesting birds require to survive. 


 

Now more than ever, we need you to help be the voice for Piping Plovers on Long 
Island. 


 

***TAKE ACTION***

Please send your letter today!

http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1751

 

On behalf of the plovers, thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

David Yarnold

President & CEO, National Audubon Society

 

REFERENCES

 

[1] Gralla, Joan, "Piping plover suit prompts judge to suspend Fire Island dune 
project," Newsday, September 12, 2014, 
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From: "Dikun, Kerri" <kdikun AT audubon.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:57:53 +0000
STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF PIPING PLOVER HABITAT

The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is about to embark on a well-intentioned 
but misguided project that will imperil rare nesting habitats for the 
threatened Piping Plover in New York. 


Work on this project, which violates federal law, was slated to begin 
imminently. On September 12, Audubon New York filed suit to stop the 
construction project from beginning and was granted a Temporary Restraining 
Order to protect this critical plover habitat.[1] 


It's not too late for the Corps to change their minds and modify their plan in 
order to bring it in compliance with the Endangered Species Act and the 
National Environmental Policy Act. 


***TAKE ACTION***
Please send an urgent letter to the Corps today. Tell them that minor changes 
to their plan will protect Piping Plovers and their critical Long Island 
habitat: 

http://www.audubonaction.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction

Audubon New York supporters have been pressing for these changes for months. 
The Corps has ignored us and government scientists who recommended that the 
project be revised to mimic natural formations to make the areas more resilient 
and sustainable. The US Army Corp of Engineers has a responsibility to make 
sure this project is done right from the start. 


The process that resulted in the present plan was deeply flawed and cannot 
serve as a model for future coastal protection projects. Our concerns center 
around work planned at Smith Point County Park and Fire Island Lighthouse Beach 
on Long Island. These areas provide rare nesting and foraging plover habitat. 
The current project will destroy that habitat and further diminish the plover 
population, which has been declining in recent years. 


Fewer than 7,000 Atlantic Coast Piping Plovers survive today, with 20 percent 
of them relying on the shores of New York for nesting and breeding. Plovers 
have been the subject of intensive conservation efforts. Yet the species 
continues to struggle, in large part because of destruction and development of 
coastal areas that these beach-nesting birds require to survive. 


Now more than ever, we need you to help be the voice for Piping Plovers on Long 
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REFERENCES

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Subject: RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:18:14 +0000
It's interesting to consider that Joan's query was probably prompted in large 
part by the complete absence of siskins in the Adirondacks during the previous 
15 months, which was in itself probably somewhat unusual. Similarly, in central 
NYS, where Blue Jays are numerous every day of every year, it took a mighty big 
push over the last couple of weeks to catch people's eyes (e.g., at Myer's Pt 
in Tompkins County and in Mickey Scilingo's yard). 


One would hope that the way to answer Joan's simple question ("where are they 
going?") would be to track eBird species maps over the next six months or so. 
For siskins, I think this should work pretty well. For Blue Jays, I'm much less 
sure. And for Downy Woodpeckers, I would be very surprised (and very impressed) 
if the eBird metrics prove sensitive enough to capture what's gong on this 
fall. My skepticism arises because Downy Woodpeckers are so common and so 
generally distributed and so unwatched by so many birders that I would expect 
the huge movements they seem to be undertaking this fall out of the north 
country to go unperceived in most places. Think about it: perceiving and 
documenting the difference between one's monotonous daily tally of the usual 
two Downy Woodpeckers in one's local patch vs. the three that might actually be 
there this fall is asking a lot of one's powers of attention. 


In this regard, the most generally birdless places hold a great advantage over 
birdy spots, like the Adirondacks and central NY. Downy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, 
Red-breasted Nuthatches, Purple Finches, and Pine Siskins are almost always so 
reliably absent from Long Island's outer beaches that the arrival of just an 
individual or two can provide remarkably powerful insights. 


Here is the checklist from mid August which gave me a pretty firm notion that 
the boreal forests were beginning to spew birds southward (see comments under 
Purple Finch): 


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

And here is where the first hint of a Blue Jay irruption reached the beach:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19810882

--followed in short 
order by the earliest Pine Siskins I've ever seen on Long Island: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19916173

I can't answer Joan's 
question about where the siskins are going because even in the biggest flight 
years almost all of them leave Long Island: 



https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/ToolsOfTheTrade#6064483929091769026 


But I look forward to reading more reports from across NY of common birds doing 
uncommon things! 


Shai Mitra
Bay Shore
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[bounce-118054288-11143133 AT list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Joan Collins 
[joan.collins AT frontier.com] 

Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:36 AM
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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks

9/27/14 Lows Ridge  Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with Hamilton) 
Towns of Piercefield and Colton) 


Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacaces NYC RBA Report: Nineteen people took 
part in the Lows Ridge  Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by Northern NY 
Audubon and the Town of Long Lakes Parks and Recreation Dept. We hiked 7 miles 
round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. There were several small 
flocks of Pine Siskins noted  some that flew over us and some that my ears 
picked up when we would stop to listen. I checked my notes, and these are the 
first Pine Siskins Ive noted since June 2013! Hopefully, they are moving in 
and not just moving through! 


Thanks to Ben for his reports. These sudden, widespread movements are 
fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in the 
state. Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey Scilingos 
reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been. We only found one 
yesterday! 


Ill post more later today.


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Pectoral still here at end of Muscota marsh with semi-palms 11am Sunday
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From: Mike Shanley <falecore AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:32:09 -0700
The Western Kingbird originally found by Dick Veit late this afternoon at Mt 
Loretto DEC Unique Area in southern Staten Island (Richmond Co.) was re-found 
by Seth Wollney around 640pm and was still present when we left the park at 
7pm. It spent a bit of time perched in a large tree on the left side of the 
main path (Kenny Rd) if you are walking towards the bluffs from the parking 
lot. The tree was located near the vernal ponds that flank both sides of the 
main trail. 


Here are coordinates from Google Earth for the approximate location:
40.506938, -74.217991


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Subject: RE: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:35:12 -0400
Thank you to Tom Burke (& Tony Lauro) for the NYC RBA Reports – I obviously 
jump right to the species list when reading them! I know that a lot of work 
goes into compiling such information – it is appreciated! 


 

I had to type my note very quickly this morning, and of course I was adding yet 
more Pine Siskin sightings in the state (not adding info to the NYC report 
itself!). What I find fascinating is the sudden, widespread movements of some 
species. It had been 15 months since I had heard/observed Pine Siskins in the 
Adirondacks, and it was interesting to see the report of siskins on the NYC 
report at the same time as our sightings to the far north. I am curious to know 
where they are heading. 


 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

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(518) 624-5528 home

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http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 

 

From: Ben Cacace [mailto:bcacace AT gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:54 PM
To: Joan Collins
Cc: NYSBIRDS-L; Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks

 

Also, Tony Lauro helps with compiling the RBA when Tom Burke is on vacation.

 

Also, the NYC Area RBA covers New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester 
Counties so St. Lawrence county is outside its scope. 


 

Thanks again.

 

Ben

 

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Ben Cacace  wrote:

Thanks Joan for the thanks but the RBA is produced solely by Tom Burke and I am 
just one of two transcribers of the RBA for the various birding lists. 


 

Ben Cacace

Manhattan, NYC

 

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:36 AM, Joan Collins  
wrote: 


9/27/14 Lows’ Ridge – Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with 
Hamilton) –Towns of Piercefield and Colton) 


 

Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacace’s NYC RBA Report: Nineteen people took 
part in the Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by 
Northern NY Audubon and the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Dept. We 
hiked 7 miles round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. There were 
several small flocks of Pine Siskins noted – some that flew over us and some 
that my ears picked up when we would stop to listen. I checked my notes, and 
these are the first Pine Siskins I’ve noted since June 2013! Hopefully, they 
are moving in and not just moving through! 


 

Thanks to Ben for his reports. These sudden, widespread movements are 
fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in the 
state. Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey Scilingo’s 
reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been. We only found one 
yesterday! 


 

I’ll post more later today.

 

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Long Lake, NY

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Subject: Re: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:53:34 -0400
Also, Tony Lauro helps with compiling the RBA when Tom Burke is on vacation.

Also, the NYC Area RBA covers New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and
Westchester Counties so St. Lawrence county is outside its scope.

Thanks again.

Ben

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Ben Cacace  wrote:

> Thanks Joan for the thanks but the RBA is produced solely by Tom Burke and
> I am just one of two transcribers of the RBA for the various birding lists.
>
> Ben Cacace
> Manhattan, NYC
>
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:36 AM, Joan Collins 
> wrote:
>
>> 9/27/14 Lows’ Ridge – Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with
>> Hamilton) –Towns of Piercefield and Colton)
>>
>>
>>
>> Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacace’s NYC RBA Report:  Nineteen people
>> took part in the Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by
>> Northern NY Audubon and the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Dept.
>> We hiked 7 miles round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m.
>> There were several small flocks of Pine Siskins noted – some that flew 
over 

>> us and some that my ears picked up when we would stop to listen.  I checked
>> my notes, and these are the first Pine Siskins I’ve noted since June 2013!
>> Hopefully, they are moving in and not just moving through!
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks to Ben for his reports.  These sudden, widespread movements are
>> fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in
>> the state.  Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey
>> Scilingo’s reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been.  We
>> only found one yesterday!
>>
>>
>>
>> I’ll post more later today.
>>
>>
>>
>> Joan Collins
>>
>> Long Lake, NY
>>
>> (315) 244-7127 cell
>>
>> (518) 624-5528 home
>>
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>>
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Subject: Re: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:48:36 -0400
Thanks Joan for the thanks but the RBA is produced solely by Tom Burke and
I am just one of two transcribers of the RBA for the various birding lists.

Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:36 AM, Joan Collins 
wrote:

> 9/27/14 Lows’ Ridge – Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with
> Hamilton) –Towns of Piercefield and Colton)
>
>
>
> Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacace’s NYC RBA Report:  Nineteen people
> took part in the Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by
> Northern NY Audubon and the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Dept.
> We hiked 7 miles round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m.
> There were several small flocks of Pine Siskins noted – some that flew over
> us and some that my ears picked up when we would stop to listen.  I checked
> my notes, and these are the first Pine Siskins I’ve noted since June 2013!
> Hopefully, they are moving in and not just moving through!
>
>
>
> Thanks to Ben for his reports.  These sudden, widespread movements are
> fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in
> the state.  Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey
> Scilingo’s reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been.  We
> only found one yesterday!
>
>
>
> I’ll post more later today.
>
>
>
> Joan Collins
>
> Long Lake, NY
>
> (315) 244-7127 cell
>
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>
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Subject: FW: Western Kingbird - Staten Island - Richmond County
From: Will Raup <hoaryredpoll AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:31:06 -0400
Posting on behalf of Mike Shanley
Will RaupGlenmont, New York
The Western Kingbird originally found by Dick Veit late this afternoon at Mt 
Loretto DEC Unique Area in southern Staten Island (Richmond Co.) was re-found 
by Seth Wollney around 640pm and was still present when we left the park at 
7pm. It spent a bit of time perched in a large tree on the left side of the 
main path (Kenny Rd) if you are walking towards the bluffs from the parking 
lot. The tree was located near the vernal ponds that flank both sides of the 
main trail. 


Here are coordinates from Google Earth for the approximate location:
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From: "'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:35:12 -0400
Thank you to Tom Burke (& Tony Lauro) for the NYC RBA Reports – I obviously 
jump right to the species list when reading them! I know that a lot of work 
goes into compiling such information – it is appreciated! 


 

I had to type my note very quickly this morning, and of course I was adding yet 
more Pine Siskin sightings in the state (not adding info to the NYC report 
itself!). What I find fascinating is the sudden, widespread movements of some 
species. It had been 15 months since I had heard/observed Pine Siskins in the 
Adirondacks, and it was interesting to see the report of siskins on the NYC 
report at the same time as our sightings to the far north. I am curious to know 
where they are heading. 


 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/   

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 

 

From: Ben Cacace [mailto:bcacace AT gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:54 PM
To: Joan Collins
Cc: NYSBIRDS-L; Northern_NY_Birds AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks

 

Also, Tony Lauro helps with compiling the RBA when Tom Burke is on vacation.

 

Also, the NYC Area RBA covers New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester 
Counties so St. Lawrence county is outside its scope. 


 

Thanks again.

 

Ben

 

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Ben Cacace  wrote:

Thanks Joan for the thanks but the RBA is produced solely by Tom Burke and I am 
just one of two transcribers of the RBA for the various birding lists. 


 

Ben Cacace

Manhattan, NYC

 

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 7:36 AM, Joan Collins  
wrote: 


9/27/14 Lows’ Ridge – Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with 
Hamilton) –Towns of Piercefield and Colton) 


 

Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacace’s NYC RBA Report: Nineteen people took 
part in the Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by 
Northern NY Audubon and the Town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation Dept. We 
hiked 7 miles round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. There were 
several small flocks of Pine Siskins noted – some that flew over us and some 
that my ears picked up when we would stop to listen. I checked my notes, and 
these are the first Pine Siskins I’ve noted since June 2013! Hopefully, they 
are moving in and not just moving through! 


 

Thanks to Ben for his reports. These sudden, widespread movements are 
fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in the 
state. Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey Scilingo’s 
reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been. We only found one 
yesterday! 


 

I’ll post more later today.

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127   cell       

(518) 624-5528   home

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http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 
Subject: Golden-winged Warbler Alley Park
From: Seth Ausubel <sausubel AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:55:37 -0400
Male Golden-winged Warbler now in Alley Park, Queens. For those that know the 
area it is in the large Aralia patch on the west side of the "Acadian 
Kettlehole". 


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From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:36:28 -0400
9/27/14 Lows' Ridge - Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with
Hamilton) -Towns of Piercefield and Colton)

 

Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacace's NYC RBA Report:  Nineteen people
took part in the Low's Ridge - Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by
Northern NY Audubon and the Town of Long Lake's Parks and Recreation Dept.
We hiked 7 miles round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m.
There were several small flocks of Pine Siskins noted - some that flew over
us and some that my ears picked up when we would stop to listen.  I checked
my notes, and these are the first Pine Siskins I've noted since June 2013!
Hopefully, they are moving in and not just moving through!

 

Thanks to Ben for his reports.  These sudden, widespread movements are
fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in
the state.  Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey
Scilingo's reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been.  We
only found one yesterday!

 

I'll post more later today.

 

Joan Collins

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

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http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian

 


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Subject: NNYBirds: Pine Siskins in the Adirondacks
From: "'Joan Collins' Joan.Collins AT Frontier.com [Northern_NY_Birds]" <Northern_NY_Birds@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:36:28 -0400
9/27/14 Lows' Ridge - Upper Dam (St. Lawrence Co. (near border with
Hamilton) -Towns of Piercefield and Colton)

 

Just a quick note to add to Ben Cacace's NYC RBA Report:  Nineteen people
took part in the Low's Ridge - Upper Dam field trip jointly sponsored by
Northern NY Audubon and the Town of Long Lake's Parks and Recreation Dept.
We hiked 7 miles round trip beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m.
There were several small flocks of Pine Siskins noted - some that flew over
us and some that my ears picked up when we would stop to listen.  I checked
my notes, and these are the first Pine Siskins I've noted since June 2013!
Hopefully, they are moving in and not just moving through!

 

Thanks to Ben for his reports.  These sudden, widespread movements are
fascinating to me, so hopefully, others will report Pine Siskin activity in
the state.  Our field trip group was discussing how interesting Mickey
Scilingo's reports of huge Blue Jay movements in Oswego Co. have been.  We
only found one yesterday!

 

I'll post more later today.

 

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Long Lake, NY

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Subject: Hoy Farm, Commack
From: <rtmanddgm AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:51:49 -0400
While teaching at Hoyt Farm the entire day the following migrants were 
encountered: 

Solitary Sandpiper- one individual feeding the entire day in the basin of the 
verbal pond. Excellent photo opportunities. 

Scarlet Tanager-2
YB Sapsucker-2
Eastern Phoebe
Pine Warbler
Golden-Crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Bluebird
Black and White Warbler

Bob McGrath





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Subject: Smithsonian ScienceThe State of the Birds 2014, USA: News Conference - Smithsonian Science
From: <rtmanddgm AT aol.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:00:18 -0400
A must see for everyone on the list. Just released as of 10:00 AM.

smithsonianscience.org/2014/09/news-conference-state-of-the-birds-2014 

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Subject: Flyover & Flyby's
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:16:06 -0400
On Sat. 9/27, at ~ 0930, a lone Turkey Vulture flew over the active
horseshoe pits at the Saddle Lake Condominiums, Middle Rd., Riverhead - an
E. Phoebe was also a spectator to these games for a short while ( ~ 8
"tail-dips" in duration ) !  The "flybys" occurred when I was driving on
Middle Rd., Riv.and passed 4 W.Turkeys who were feeding at the side of the
road (just w/o Mill Rd.) early Sat. night, as well as 1 feeding at ~ the
same time of day, on the previous day (Fri., 9/26), at the confluence of
Middle Rd., Horton Ave, and Osborne Ave, Riverhead - all 5 of these birds
appeared to be young "toms".

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Subject: Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Friday & Saturday Sept. 26-27
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:51:59 -0400
Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Friday & Saturday Sept. 26-27

On Friday and Saturday it was evident that some of the later fall migrants had 
arrived: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Dark-eyed Junco, Hermit Thrush, Ruby- and 
Golden-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Brown Creeper. 


Friday Sept. 26th - North End

Gadwall - around 20
Northern Shoveler - around 20
Black-crowned Night-Heron - before walk

Bald Eagle - adult with salt-water fish circling over Conservatory Garden at a 
little after 9am 

Red-tailed Hawk - various locations
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - a few
Northern Flicker - many
American Kestrel - Conservatory Garden & Grassy Knoll
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
Gray-cheeked Thrush - south of Conservatory Garden
Swainson's Thrush
Brown Thrasher
House Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush - two or three
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
American Goldfinch

-------------

Saturday Sept. 27th - Ramble & Strawberry Fields - Strawberry Fields the best 
spot Sunday 


Sharp-shinned Hawk - over Maintenance Field
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - various locations
Northern Flicker - many
Eastern Wood-Pewee 
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2 at Azalea Pond
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren - at the Oven after lunch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Strawberry Fields
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - various locations
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler - Strawberry Fields
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Maintenance Field & Strawberry Fields
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler - 2 Strawberry Fields
Pine Warbler - adult males and a young female or two Strawberry Fields
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Strawberry Fields
Eastern Towhee - male & female Strawberry Fields
Chipping Sparrow - Strawberry Fields
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - Maintenance Field and Tupelo Field
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Deborah Allen, m.ob. (many observers)

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Subject: Orchard Beach-Hunter Island, Bronx
From: Jack Rothman <jacroth1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:34:49 -0400
Bronx Brendan and I birded the lagoon, alongside the edge of the Orchard Beach 
Parking and also on Hunter Island at Orchard Beach this morning. There were a 
nice variety of birds and several Osprey, perhaps a many as twenty, both in the 
trees and fishing the lagoon. 


There is no fee to park here after Labor Day but tomorrow there will be an 
Antique Auto show at the beach and it will be noisy for birding the area. 

Osprey (approx. 20)
Black-crowned Night Heron 2
Black backed Gull 2
Herring Gull 12
Great Blue Heron 3
Ring-billed Gull (approx. 150)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Phoebe (approx. 15)
Swamp Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Catbird(several)
Mourning Dove
Black-throated Blue  Warbler 2
Eastern woods Pee Wee
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Spotted Sandpiper
Coopers Hawk
Palm Warbler 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

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Subject: Central Park Bird Report
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:49:39 -0700
9/26/14, Friday
Pat Pollock

Sorry so late - didn't have computer time. Blue Grosbeak in maintenance field 
on Friday, south end near aster bushes & poke berries - also seen by Bob 
Ruvello 

Blue Grosbeak was on little path east of regular woodchip path to Main. Fld. 
Then a Black Throated Blue warbler arrived in same small space, much smaller 
than large blue Gros-beak (6-3/4"). Considering whether this was Indigo 
Bunting, discarded because Indigo is same size as Blk thr Blue W. (5-1/2"). 

Blue Grosbeak was overall deep blue with wing fringes dull golden, head not 
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Subject: Re: Mecox Suffolk Co
From: Mike <mikec02 AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:48:55 -0400
4 Caspian Terns; 1 Royal and 1 Lesser Black backed Gull on the Mecox flats a 
few minutes ago. 


Mike Cooper
Ridge, LI NY

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On Sep 27, 2014, at 7:59 AM, Sean Camillieri  wrote:

> On the walk in from the Playland parking lot on the left side of the road 
across from 3 white garbage trucks there was a Connecticut Warbler loosely 
associating with 2 Savannah Sparrows and a Common Yellowthroat. The bird flew 
out of the bush and it's white eye ring couldn't have been more obvious along 
with its brown hood. It looked to be a 1st Winter bird. I was about 10' away 
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Subject: Edith Read Ct Warbler
From: Sean Camillieri <scamillieri AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:59:26 -0400
On the walk in from the Playland parking lot on the left side of the road 
across from 3 white garbage trucks there was a Connecticut Warbler loosely 
associating with 2 Savannah Sparrows and a Common Yellowthroat. The bird flew 
out of the bush and it's white eye ring couldn't have been more obvious along 
with its brown hood. It looked to be a 1st Winter bird. I was about 10' away 
and had Common Yellowthroat in the area for comparison. Figured I'd get the 
word out! 


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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 26 September 2014
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:09:24 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Sep. 26, 2014
* NYNY1409.26

- Birds mentioned

EURASIAN WIGEON
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Red-necked Grebe
GREAT BLUE HERON (white morph "Great White Heron")
American Golden-Plover
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Long-billed Dowitcher
Caspian Tern
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Lincoln's Sparrow
DICKCISSEL
Purple Finch
PINE SISKIN

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If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
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        125 Pine Springs Drive
        Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

Transcriber: Ben Cacace

BEGIN TAPE

Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, September 26th
2014 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are WESTERN KINGBIRD, EURASIAN
WIGEON, "GREAT WHITE HERON", BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER,
MARBLED GODWIT, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, DICKCISSEL and
PINE SISKIN.

A decent week for landbirds, finally, was highlighted by the Fall's first
WESTERN KINGBIRD appearing last Saturday at Brooklyn's Calvert Vaux Park
also known as Drier-Offerman Park. The bird apparently disappeared during
the afternoon and the season's first EURASIAN WIGEON was found Sunday among
increasing numbers of arriving waterfowl on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge where the West Pond, usually a waterfowl haven, remains a
disaster.

But perhaps the weeks most unusual find was a "GREAT WHITE HERON" spotted
Saturday along the ocean side edge of Georgica Pond in East Hampton.
Currently considered taxonomically a form of GREAT BLUE HERON with only
very few New York records for this southern bird. This individual was last
seen flying off towards the north end of Georgica Pond and it has not been
relocated.

A reasonable variety of shorebirds continues in the region. The sandbar
next to the Coast Guard Station at Jones Beach West End produced 2 AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVERS and a MARBLED GODWIT at high tide last Sunday these among a
good assortment of expected species. The sod fields along Route 105 just
south of Sound Avenue in Riverhead hosted 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS
Saturday to Tuesday with an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER also there Tuesday and
another GOLDEN-PLOVER was a Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton last weekend.
Cupsogue County Park in Westhampton Dunes, still closed due to the beach
house fire, did produce a WHIMBREL and a CASPIAN TERN by boat on Monday.
Also out east the lingering RED-NECKED GREBE was still at Mecox Saturday
with a CASPIAN TERN there Sunday and Monday. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was at
Miller Field on Staten Island last weekend and back at Jamaica Bay's East
Pond shorebirds still present last weekend included a LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHER, a STILT SANDPIPER plus a few PECTORAL, WESTERN and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS. Waterfowl also now features some AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN
PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BLUE-WINGED TEAL and NORTHERN SHOVELERS.

This past Tuesday produced a seemingly long awaited influx of landbirds
into the city parks with nice variety and decent numbers throughout the
region. Single CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were spotted in the Ramble in Central
Park and at Alley Pond Park in Queens with another the day before at
Southold on the north fork of Long Island. Other warblers, most seen on
Tuesday with much diminished numbers after that day, included a MOURNING in
Prospect Park plus some TENNESSEE, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, WORM-EATING,
HOODED and WILSON'S as well as the many more expected species. Among the
other migrants were single RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in Central Park and
Robert Moses State Park Tuesday and at Crocheron Park in Queens on
Wednesday. Also noted at Moses Park near the golf course there Tuesday were
a DICKCISSEL and 3 flyby PINE SISKINS. There have been a couple of other
Siskin reports recently as well. Also on Tuesday several PHILADELPHIA
VIREOS were noted and several were also reported back on Sunday in Prospect
Park. Other notable recent migrants have featured both YELLOW-BILLED and
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, OLIVE-SIDED and
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH,
BROWN CREEPER, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH.

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Subject: Bryant Park rainy morning migrants
From: gabriel willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:21:05 +0000
I led the first of a five-week series of walks in Bryant Park this morning 
(they are free, drop-in walks, every Thursday morning from 8-9am). 

In spite of the driving rain, we saw a few nice migrants:
Swainson's Thrush (1)Numerous Gray Catbirds, at least 20.Ovenbirds (4 or 
more)Northern Waterthrush (1)Common Yellowthroats (many)Swamp Sparrow (1, FOS 
for me)White-throated Sparrow (1, FOS for me) 

I'm sure many more species would have been present or more visible if the 
weather was better... 

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Subject: Garvies Point Preserve 9/24
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:15:13 -0400
(Sorry if this is a duplicate post. For some reason, my posts don't seem to be 
uploading) 


After missing yesterday's big push of birds into Alley Pond Park, I came early 
today hoping some of them stuck around, particularly the Connecticut warbler 
found by Eric Miller and Harry east of Decadon Pond. I struck out on the 
Connecticut, saw nothing at the ballfields, and had few warblers elsewhere in 
the park before dejectedly leaving at about 10:30. 


On the way back to Suffolk, I stopped at Garvies, hoping to get a Cape May to 
cheer me up. There I met Barbara Garriel, Joan Parry, and new birder Shelly. 
While we did not see any of the numerous Cape Mays we had seen the day before, 
the birding was surprisingly good. Twelve species of warbler were seen along 
with several scarlet tanagers, male and female RB grosbeaks, oriole, red-eyed 
vireo and Osprey. 


The biggest surprise was a somewhat late blue-winged warbler near the 
intersection of trails 4 and 5. 

The biggest disappointment was not getting more than a brief look at a baypoll 
with a rich yellowish-green unmarked breast. (Still waiting for my FOS 
unconditional bay-breasted) 

The biggest highlight was seeing 3 Tennessee warblers simultaneously in the 
same shrub. (The last time that happened to me was at Little Alley Pond before 
they ruined it by removing the aralia and obscuring the meadow with new 
plantings.) 


Warbler list:
Tennessee
Blue-winged
Nashville
Blackpoll
Magnolia
Palm
BT Green
BT Blue
Black and White
Parula
Common yellowthroat
Redstart

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Subject: Garvies Point Preserve 9/24
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:08:35 -0400
After missing yesterday's big push of birds into Alley Pond Park, I came early 
today hoping some of them stuck around, particularly the Connecticut warbler 
found by Eric Miller and Harry east of Decadon Pond. I struck out on the 
Connecticut, saw nothing at the ballfields, and had few warblers elsewhere in 
the park before dejectedly leaving at about 10:30. 


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cheer me up. There I met Barbara Garriel, Joan Parry, and new birder Shelly. 
While we did not see any of the numerous Cape Mays we had seen the day before, 
the birding was surprisingly good. Twelve species of warbler were seen along 
with several scarlet tanagers, male and female RB grosbeaks, oriole, red-eyed 
vireo and Osprey. 


The biggest surprise was a somewhat late blue-winged warbler near the 
intersection of trails 4 and 5. 

The biggest disappointment was not getting more than a brief look at a baypoll 
with a rich yellowish-green unmarked breast. (Still waiting for my FOS 
unconditional bay-breasted) 

The biggest highlight was seeing 3 Tennessee warblers simultaneously in the 
same shrub. (The last time that happened to me was at Little Alley Pond before 
they ruined it by removing the aralia and obscuring the meadow with new 
plantings.) 


Warbler list:
Tennessee
Blue-winged
Nashville
Blackpoll
Magnolia
Palm
BT Green
BT Blue
Black and White
Parula
Common yellowthroat
Redstart

Happy Fall Birding!

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 9/23
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:33:29 -0400
Tuesday, 23 Sept., 2014

Manhattan, N.Y. City -

Central Park:
An adult Red-headed Woodpecker made an appearance at the Pool, near W.  
103 St., then appeared to head up the south slope of the Great Hill;  
this in mid-morning.

A good day for migrants, possibly the best for diversity of land-birds  
this season (and appropriate if coincidental to the first day of  
autumn) at least in Manhattan, and going by reports, for many in  
places all around the region.  In addition to the report of a CT  
Warbler in the Ramble, there were a minimum of 25 other warbler  
species, including multiples of some of the more-common, & more than  
'singletons' of many.  Incidentally, this was quite a day for CT  
Warbler sightings in many locations in the east, with sightings  
reported in multiple states - and various locations within a number of  
states.

Other species of warblers seen were Hooded, Blackburnian, Cape May,  
Bay-breasted, Blue-winged, Tennessee, Nashville, Northern Parula,  
Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rumped,  
Black-throated Green, Pine, Prairie, Palm, Blackpoll. Black-and-white.  
American Redstart. Ovenbird. N. Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat,  
Wilson's, & Canada Warbler; also noted [by others] were a slightly  
late Mourning, and also "possible" (additional) Connecticut in the n.  
end at the wildlfower meadow.  Of the preceding spp., among the more  
numerous were Black-throated Green, as well as Magnolia and Common  
Yellowthroat.

Also showing, in numbers, in Central & other Manhattan green-spaces,  
were migrants including both Cuckoo species, Common Nighthawk, Chimney  
Swifts, Ruby-throated Hummingbird (multiple), Yellow-bellied  
Sapsucker, Yellow-shafted Flicker (multiple), E. Wood-Pewee (in  
numbers), E. Phoebe (multiple), Empidonax [genus] including some Least  
Flycatchers, Great Crested Flycatcher, E. Kingbird (late). & Vireos of  
at least 4 species - Blue-headed, Warbling, & Red-eyed (each in  
multiples) plus Philadelphia Vireo (near the upper lobe), Blue Jays,  
Tree & Barn Swallows, Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches  
(at least several), Brown Creeper, House, Winter & Marsh Wren (1 of  
latter at the Meer, a.m.), Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Blue-gray  
Gnatcatcher, Veery, Swainson's Thrush (multiple), Gray-cheeked [type]  
Thrushes (including at least several Gray-cheeked), Wood Thrush, Brown  
Thrasher, Gray Catbird (common), Scarlet Tanager (multiple), Indigo  
Bunting (multiple), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (almost common), and  
sparrows: Lincoln's (at least several), Swamp, Field, Chipping,  
Savannah (at least several), White-throated (modest uptick), & Song,  
as well as 1st-of-season Dark-eyed [Slate-colored] Junco, & no's. of  
E. Towhees; Baltimore Orioles, Common Grackle (flights), Red-winged  
Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, American Goldfinch, Purple Finch  
(the latter somewhat regular in a.m. flights on better migration days  
this month).

Larger birds included many (flyover) Double-crested Cormorants, Great  
Blue Heron, (flyover) Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Green  
Heron, (flyover) Turkey Vultures, Wood Ducks, N. Shovelers, (flyover)  
Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel,  
Merlin; also Spotted Sandpiper (at least several), & various other  
regular or resident species. Monk Parakeets, and a surviving  
Budgerigar were again found in the park's north end.
...............
Riverside Park: (adjacent Hudson river), west side of Manhattan - not  
as many migrants in evidence later in the day, however some of the  
most-common of the above-noted spp. were present in 'patches', &  
especially noticeable, per the good migratory flow, were the numbers  
of Monarch butterflies, which will to some extent parallel a major  
watercourse such as the Hudson. Also noted were a modest flow of  
swallows, all seen being Tree or Barn. At a small cove along the river  
in the neighborhood of about W. 160 St. were 4 Green-winged Teal, as  
well as a larger no. of Gadwall; the teal are unusual in my experience  
right along this stretch of the river. Many additional land-bird  
migrants were present in spots along the Hudson, Harlem, & East River  
(north of W. 90 St.), and it seemed likely that many small green- 
spaces may have held at least a few migrants. One such space on upper  
Broadway held a few warblers in a space of perhaps 1/20th of an acre,  
& with rather few trees.

As also noted by some others for today, an impressive and encouraging  
migration of Monarch butterflies was noted again; these now being seen  
in the double to triple digits as they move southwest in various  
vantage/observation areas, including in "the city that never  
sleeps" (N.Y.C.)

good migrations to all,

Tom Fiore
Manhattan


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Subject: NOFO does not mean no fun !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:30:33 -0400
Got to do some birding this beautiful, afternoon between 3 & 5:30 PM, on
the North Fork of L.I., at the duck farm in Aquebogue #1, the North Fork
Preserve in Jamesport #2, and the Rt.105 Sod Farm, between Sound Ave &
Northville Tpke, Riverhead #3. All of these locations were fairly quiet,
with the most notable birds being:

1) Pair of Wood Ducks, Red-tailed Hawk, E. Phoebe, Red-eyed Vireo,
Blue-headed Vireo, and Black-throated Green Warbler.
2) 10-12 N.Flickers, 5-6 E.Phoebes, and Brown Thrasher
3) Golden Plover, ~ 20 Killdeers, and 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers

For those who didn't attend NYSOA's 67th Annual Meeting in Ithaca this past
weekend, hosted by the Cayuga Bird Club, you missed an exciting gathering
of kindred souls, outstanding presentations, productive field trips, and a
dynamite banquet speaker, Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, whose presentation was
entitled "Frequent Fliers: New Discoveries in Bird Migration. Hopefully,
you will be able to attend next year's meeting in Albany on Oct. 2-4,
hosted by the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club.

Cheers,
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Subject: OT but who doesn't love Monarch migration
From: Barbara Glanz <blsglanz AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:03:05 -0400
In a three hour span this afternoon (1-4pm), we counted 436 Monarch butterflies 
in flight along Dune Road, from Cupsogue (beach entry closed due to gazebo 
fire) to Ponquoque Bridge in Southampton Town, Suffolk County, LI - far more 
than we've seen on one day in recent years. 

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Subject: Central Park - Connecticut Warbler
From: Patricia Pollock <ppoll9870 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:09:19 -0700
David Speiser reported a Connecticut Warbler between Warbler Rock & Summerhouse 
9/23/14 in morning. Not found by anyone else as far as I know. 


Pat Pollock, 9/23/14 Tuesday
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Subject: RE: Re:Bryant Park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:35:53 +0000
Supplementing Alan, John and Rob from Massapequa's posts, I was at Bryant Park 
from 1230 to 1 today and my list is more like Alan's although not as extensive 
-- alas no bins with me. 4 sp. warbler (pine best); did have what I also 
thought was grey cheeked thrush but at different location on southwesterly 
side. The one pleasant surprise I can add to the composite lists is RT 
Hummingbird, on 42nd St. side of library just before park itself. 


Reminder to self: when there are expected "good" winds or radar looks good: 
bring bins on train. 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining NY 


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[mailto:bounce-118019836-10490872 AT list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Taylor, Robert 
Michael 

Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:20 PM
To: Cornell Univ
Subject: RE: Re:[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park

Adding to the list, I was there around 2pm yesterday and today: yesterday I saw 
2 Brown Thrashers by the shed...today I saw a Catbird and a White Throated 
Sparrow 


Also on the NW corner of the lawn was a female Palm Warbler - it was boldy 
going in between and around people sitting on the lawn 


Good birding,
"Rob from Massapequa"

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Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:09 PM
To: Cornell Univ
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park

I did a quick (15 min.) loop walk around the perimeter of the lawn late this 
morning (~11:40) on the way to work. I did not see any of the species Alan 
mentioned in his post (maybe the Pine, but no bins so not sure), but I did have 
repeated point-blank looks at a male Bay-breasted Warbler in the plantings near 
the northwest corner of the lawn. At one point it was perched right on one of 
the wooden benches, no more than 4-5 ft. 

away. Also saw 2-3 Common Yellowthroats and 1 Catbird. Heard a couple of 
warbler chip notes mid-canopy in a sycamore, but never laid eyes on the 
vocalist. I can only imagine what must have been present in the park earlier in 
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Subject: RE: Re:Bryant Park
From: "Taylor, Robert Michael" <Robert.Michael.Taylor AT jpmorgan.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:19:35 +0000
Adding to the list, I was there around 2pm yesterday and today: yesterday I saw 
2 Brown Thrashers by the shed...today I saw a Catbird and a White Throated 
Sparrow 


Also on the NW corner of the lawn was a female Palm Warbler - it was boldy 
going in between and around people sitting on the lawn 


Good birding,
"Rob from Massapequa"

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To: Cornell Univ
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] Bryant Park

I did a quick (15 min.) loop walk around the perimeter of the lawn late this 
morning (~11:40) on the way to work. I did not see any of the species Alan 
mentioned in his post (maybe the Pine, but no bins so not sure), but I did have 
repeated point-blank looks at a male Bay-breasted Warbler in the plantings near 
the northwest corner of the lawn. At one point it was perched right on one of 
the wooden benches, no more than 4-5 ft. 

away. Also saw 2-3 Common Yellowthroats and 1 Catbird. Heard a couple of 
warbler chip notes mid-canopy in a sycamore, but never laid eyes on the 
vocalist. I can only imagine what must have been present in the park earlier in 
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From: J GLUTH <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:08:51 -0400
I did a quick (15 min.) loop walk around the perimeter of the lawn late 
this morning (~11:40) on the way to work. I did not see any of the 
species Alan mentioned in his post (maybe the Pine, but no bins so not 
sure),
but I did have repeated point-blank looks at a male Bay-breasted Warbler 
in the plantings near the northwest corner of the lawn. At one point it 
was perched right on one of the wooden benches, no more than 4-5 ft. 
away. Also saw 2-3 Common Yellowthroats and 1 Catbird. Heard a couple of 
warbler chip notes mid-canopy in a sycamore, but never laid eyes on the 
vocalist. I can only imagine what must have been present in the park 
earlier in the morning, or was there when I was but in hiding.

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Subject: Bryant Park
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:14:13 -0400
Numbers have finally picked up from the usual suspects if you're looking for an 
excuse to take lunch outside. 7 warblers - hilite was Pine. Gardeners have been 
trying to cature an injured BT Green by 6th avenue. A Lincoln sparrow has been 
seen last two days (currently NW corner of lawn). Also had first grey-cheeked 
thrush and RC Kinglet by birdbath. 


Happy midtown birding,
Alan
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Subject: Loss of longtime LI birder
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:44:53 +0000
A NYFD captain and friend has asked that I inform the birding community, 
particularly those on Long Island, that Dan Heglund, long time LI birder (and 
who spent 20+ years with the NYFD) has passed after a long battle with cancer. 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining, NY 

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
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Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:35:23 -0700
RBA
 
*  New York
*  Syracuse
* September 22, 2014
*  NYSY  09. 22. 14
 
Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert
Dates(s):


September 15, 2014 - September 22, 2014
to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com
covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),
Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland
compiled: September 22 AT 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
compiler: Joseph Brin
Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
 
 
#410 Monday September 22, 2014
 
Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
September 15, 2014
 
Highlights:
-----------
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
COMMON NIGHTHAWK
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
NORTHERN WHEATEAR
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
LINCOLN’S SPARROW


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

 At the end of the week there were 16 species of shorebirds reported. The 
HUDSONIAN GODWIT is gone as of the 15th. Other shorebirds seen were: 

SPOTTED SANDPIPER
SOLITARY SANDPIPER
WILSON’S SNIPE
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
SANDERLING
STILT SANDPIPER
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER
SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
KILLDEER
LEAST SANDPIPER
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
Most birds were observed from East Road and Towpath Road with others found 
along the Wildlife Drive and the MAC on Rt.89. 



Oneida County
------------

 9/17: A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Spring Farm Nature Preserve near 
Clinton. 



Cayuga County
------------

 9/19: AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, LEAST SANDPIPER, 
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and AMERICAN PIPIT were all found at the West Barrier 
Park in Fair Haven. 



Onondaga County
------------

 Warblers were once again in abundance this week. 20 species were counted found 
mostly at Beaver Lake Nature Center, Three Rivers WMA and the area north of 
Hancock Airport on General Irwin Road south of Taft Road. PHILADELPHIA VIREOS 
and LINCOLN SPARROWS are being found also in the same places. 

 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have continued all week including last night at Three Rivers 
WMA north of Baldwinsville 



Oswego County
------------

 9/20: The fall’s first confirmed ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was spotted on the 
trails near Lake Neahtawanta in Fulton. 



Jefferson County
------------

     9/17: The only PRAIRIE WARBLER reported was located at Fort Drum.
 9/21: An extremely rare for New York NORTHERN WHEATEAR was found on Whitney 
Road in the Town of Henderson. The bird was seen and photographed again today 
and is very cooperative with birders as is the land owner. If you go for this 
bird please be mindful of both and say thank you. 



     

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Subject: Winter Finch Report
From: Anders Peltomaa <anders.peltomaa AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:24:53 -0400
Hi all,
Hot off the interweb. Below is a link to the Winter Finch Report 2014-2015
by Ron Pittaway.

http://jeaniron.ca/2014/forecast14.htm

good birding,

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Manhattan

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Subject: Shore birds Cupsogue Beach
From: <lstocker AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:20:07 -0400
Jim Cullen and I had an active afternoon of shore birding on the sand bar west 
of the “traditional” flats .Just a note to anyone who would travel by Dune 
rd. ...I don’t know if Cupsogue is accessible due to last weeks pavilion 
fire.We saw 3 Least Sandpipers, 75 Semi-Palmated Sandpipers, 3 Dunlin,25 Red 
Knot, 50-75 Semi-Palmated Plovers, 50 Black-bellied Plovers and Oystercatchers, 
8 Willet, 300 Sanderling, 20 Short-billed Dowitcher, 4 Dunlin and 25 Black 
Skimmer.Highlights of the afternoon were a very cooperative Whimbrel and 
Caspian Tern . 

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Subject: Croton Point Mon 9/22/14
From: Anne Swaim <anneswaim AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:36:27 -0400
Saw Mill River Audubon's regular 4th Mon walk at Croton Point this morning
had following highlights (eBird list link below):

* two late Baltimore Orioles feeding on Virginia creeper berries on wooded
slope of airplane field across from ballfield parking.
* first of the season white-throated sparrows (1 seen, another heard)
* cedar waxwing flocks in every park corner visited. Feeding on porcelain
berries as well as Virginia creeper.

* Raptor action overhead in the blustery winds:
-- two different imm Bald eagles: 1 2nd yr, 1 4th year briefly sparring
mid-air
-- 7 kestrels and two harriers hunting the main landfill, 2 other kestrels
hunting the model airplane field.
-- two passing Broad-winged Hawks
-- three Sharp-shinned Hawks including a determined imm female trying to
run down the starling flocks by the nature center, briefly scoped while
perched.
-- 5 Red-tailed Hawks (2 imm, 3 adults) with interactions between them.
-- glancing look by some at a larger falcon: likely the immature peregrine
hunting Croton Point the last few days.

Small handful of warblers & other migrants seen, winds seemingly kept most
of smaller birds tucked away.

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trips at SMRA web site link below.

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Subject: FW: [GeneseeBirds-L] Wheatear - Yes AM
From: "Willie D'Anna and Betsy Potter" <dannapotter AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:34:27 -0400
Forwarding for Sue Barth. Address for the Wheatear is 11162 Whitney Rd., Stony 
Point, Henderson, Jefferson County 


 

Good birding!

Willie D’Anna

Wilson, NY

 

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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Wheatear - Yes PM

 

Northern Wheatear present at same location this morning. Please pass along to 
Cayuga-L. 


 

Sue Barth

P: 716-474-3657

E: suebarth AT verizon.net

Sent from my iPhone


On Sep 21, 2014, at 10:24 PM, Bird observations from western New York 
 wrote: 


Was present along the roadside until dusk. Pictures here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/krankykestrel/ 


 

A great find by Tony Shrimpton. Thanks also to Wayne and Drew for the updates. 
Very helpful. 


 

Regarding the Uncas Rd report Meena refers to, the pictures I have seen show an 
American Pipit. 


 

David Wheeler

N. Syracuse, NY

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Subject: East End sightings
From: Jane Ross <janefross AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:31:37 -0400
A good weekend for shorebirds on the East End including highlights: 
American Golden Plover (1, Sagg Pond, with thanks to John Shemilt for the 
excellent views!)\Royal Terns (at least 12 on Sagg Pond)Forsters and Common 
terns (Sagg)Ruddy Turnstones (25 at Acabonac Harbor/ Gerard drive, 
Springs)sanderlings (12-16) and 1 semipalmated sandpipers (Acabonac/gerard 
Drive)Common loon (1 Acabonac Harbor, 1 at Fresh Pond)Pectoral Sandpiper (3 
continuing at Georgica Pond inlet, where heavy surf and high tide breached the 
cut this morning, but has not resulted in full opening of the pond; no sign of 
the Great White Heron spotted by Angus Wilson on Saturday)black bellied plovers 
(12-16 at Sagg and 6-10 at Dennistown Bell/Fresh Pond in Amagansett) 


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Subject: For those experiencing issues with missing bird notifications
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:11:02 -0400
Good Morning Folks:

Just a quick note to let subscribers know that they should not panic if a
"rare" bird report does not show up in your inbox. Apparently an issue with
AOL accounts automatically going to spam has now spread to Yahoo accounts.

This is not a new issue with Yahoo but it looks like it is happening more
frequent. I suggest visiting this link (
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN4910.html), to find out how to create a
work around or just check your spam folder if you are not inclined to
implement any of the suggested fixes.

Cheers,

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 9/19-21
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:30:20 -0400
Among more notable birds on Manhattan was a Cerulean Warbler at  
Stuyvesant-town (near First Ave. & 18th St., at the "oval") found by  
Anne Lazarus on Friday (9/19), one of a small number of sightings this  
fall season in the NYC area. I am unaware if this bird was searched- 
for after that day...

Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

Appropriately warm and humid for the big march for climate-change  
action on Sunday; the birds seemed to want to play their part in the  
activities... a harbinger in the neighborhood of the march's  
destination had been that collared-dove, a species that may one day  
prove to be as not-rare-now as it's increasingly widespread relation  
our familiar Mourning Dove - a species that is also a potential  
"winner" in the role of those creatures and growing things that may do  
all right as climate warms further.

As we get to the very last day of summer (by calendar) & the change -  
over to more & more fall-like bird observations, there have been some  
modest developments, already noted by some in the region... at least  
modest numbers of Red-breasted Nuthatches have been moving; Black- 
capped Chickadees as well, and more recently, Purple Finch & American  
Goldfinch. Bursts of swallows have included all 5 of the regularly- 
breeding NE species, with a very few Cliff, and good numbers of Tree &  
Barn. Other species indicating the change in season have been Yellow- 
bellied Sapsucker & Winter Wren, as of this weekend.

Through the prior week and as of Friday 19 Sept., there had been at  
least 20 warbler species seen, these including modestly late Hooded &  
Worm-eating Warblers; also appearing by Friday were Palm Warbler, Bay- 
breasted, & Blackpoll, in addition to Pine which have been regular.   
Tennessee Warbler has been seen occasionally and Cape May as well,  
these in both the n. end and around the Great Lawn circle & edges of  
the Lake areas.

There were also at least 6 sparrow species including Savannah, Swamp,  
White-throated, Chipping, & Song, in addition to Lincoln's which have  
been regular for more than a week; plus 'early' E. Towhee; thrushes  
have included a number of Wood, Swainson's, and some Gray-cheeked type  
Thrushes, along with modestly late Veery.

Ruby-crowned Kinglets have put in their appearance; Purple Finch have  
been regular - if not necessarily hanging around.  For vireos,  
Philadelphia the most notable, with Yellow-throated, Blue-headed,  
Warbling & Red-eyed all seen in the week prior, & the more common spp.  
continuing. Yellow-billed Cuckoos have been seen in the prior week  
including this weekend.

Common Nighthawk also a bit tardy yet still being seen in migration,  
and in good numbers have been Ruby-throated Hummingbirds & Chimney  
Swifts with new batches of each thru the week. Also being found, by  
those looking up a lot: Bald Eagle, Osprey, N. Harrier, Sharp-shinned  
& Cooper's Hawks, Broad-winged Hawk (few, at Central), American  
Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine, & of course Red-tailed Hawk, as well as  
Turkey Vultures; other flyovers also including Canada Geese, Double- 
crested Cormorants; a smattering of Great Egret sightings as high fly- 
overs, & a few within the park in the past week. Spotted Sandpipers  
have been around.

Also of interest have been the Monarch butterflies seen on the move,  
some stopping off to feed & rest, & many simply passing through on  
their route to, eventually, Mexico for the winter. The numbers in  
general seem a little better than last year at the same time (which is  
not saying all that much, as last year's movements were really low;  
but they're still here, showing themselves). On some days, a few dozen  
have been noted in the parks - both Central & Riverside & other places  
in the city.

A change is in the air.

Tom Fiore
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Subject: Prospect Park + Calvert Vaux --Kings Co.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:23:09 -0400
The highlights of a Queens County Bird Club Trip to Prospect Park were 
12 species of warblers and an amazing 7 Philadelphia Vireos.

At Calvert Vaux park we did not find the Western Kingbird, but we did 
get great looks at a Yellow-Billed  Cuckoo.


Arie Gilbert
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Subject: Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Sept. 20-21, 2014
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:46:11 -0400
Central Park NYC Bird Walks on Saturday & Sunday Sept. 20-21, 2014

Saturday (9/20) Highlights:

Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler - Upper Lobe
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

Green Heron - 2 at Azalea Pond/Source of the Gill
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - continues in good numbers including one less than 3 
feet away in Mugger's Woods 

Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher - very nice looks Iphigene's Walk
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Brown Thrasher
White-throated Sparrow - at least three our first for the season
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Matthieu Benoit and I continued birding after lunch adding an Ovenbird and a 
Veery. In the morning Jacob Drucker and Wolfgang Demisch reported a Belted 
Kingfisher at the Upper Lobe. 


------------
Sunday (9/21) highlights:

Black-and-white Warbler 
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler - west side of Azalea Pond
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2 chased by a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the 
Gill Overlook 

Wilson's Warbler - Upper Lobe 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - nice looks from every angle at the Upper Lobe
Chimney Swifts - we see these regularly but many were quite low because of the 
weather 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - lost count
Belted Kingfisher - male at Turtle Pond
House Wren
Brown Thrasher

Deborah Allen, m.ob. (many observers)

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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond Eurasian Wigeon +
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:47:16 -0400
A few hours birding the East Pond this morning turned up a few decent birds.

The highlights were a Drake EURASIAN WIGEON and a LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.

Other notables included Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpipers,
White-rumped Sandpipers and a Stilt Sandpiper.

With the arrival of a Eurasian Wigeon and American Wigeons, the waterfowl
diversity, is increasing on the pond. Northern Pintails numbers are slowly
growing with Green-winged Teals doubling from last week. Northern Shovelers
and Blue-winged Teals have been around now for a couple of weeks adding to
the usual waterfowl suspects.

There was some Swallow movement but nothing significant to indicate a
flight. Not much in terms of land birds but overall, it was a rather
pleasant day on the pond.

Later at Jones Beach Coast Guard Station, I was quite put off by the
constant interruption of the roosting birds that were desperately trying to
find any spot on the spit where they were not going to get overrun by the
tourists (for lack of a better word).

I did manage to pick out a Marbled Godwit on the far side of the bar where
it was tucked in among Black Skimmers and American Oystercatchers.

Cheers,

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Subject: Multiple Cape May Warblers at Garvey's Point Preserve, Glen Cove
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:08:52 -0400
 had pretty low expectations when I drove to Garvey's Point Preserve this 
morning. When I had been there on Thursday it had been relatively quiet. But my 
visit to Alley Pond yesterday had left me feeling warbler-deprived, so after 
the morning rain subsided, I decided to give it another try. When I arrived the 
sun was just peeking out in the aralia-ringed meadow behind and below the 
visitor center. And to my pleasant surprise, there was movement in the trees. 


What I experienced was a veritable Cape May warblerfest. It seemed as if every 
other bird was a Cape May. I saw at least 5 individuals 2 dull and 3 bright, 
and probably several more, along with a scattering of other warblers and a rose 
breasted grosbeak. A walk on the trails added another Cape May, a blue-headed 
vireo and a few more warblers. By the time I returned to the meadow, there was 
only one Cape May still there. But with all those aralia berries ripe for the 
taking, I'm pretty sure they'll be back. 


Here is a link to photos of a number of these birds. There were many more that 
escaped capture by my lens: 


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Warbler List:

Cape May (TNTC)
Tennessee (in the Meadow)
Nashville (at the intersection of trails 4 and 5)
Northern Waterthrush (in the almost empty pond)
BT Green
BT Blue
Magnolia
Parula
Black and White
Common Yellowthroat
Redstart

Happy Fall Birding 

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Subject: Multiple Cape May Warblers at Garvey's Point Preserve, Glen Cove
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:57:20 -0400
I had pretty low expectations when I drove to Garvey's Point Preserve this 
morning. When I had been there on Thursday it had been relatively quiet. But my 
visit to Alley Pond yesterday had left me feeling warbler-deprived, so after 
the morning rain subsided, I decided to give it another try. When I arrived the 
sun was just peeking out in the aralia-ringed meadow behind and below the 
visitor center. And to my pleasant surprise, there was movement in the trees. 


What I experienced was a veritable Cape May warblerfest. It seemed as if every 
other bird was a Cape May. I saw at least 5 individuals 2 dull and 3 bright, 
and probably several more, along with a scattering of other warblers and a rose 
breasted grosbeak. A walk on the trails added another Cape May, a blue-headed 
vireo and a few more warblers. By the time I returned to the meadow, there was 
only one Cape May still there. But with all those aralia berries ripe for the 
taking, I'm pretty sure they'll be back. 


Here is a link to photos of a number of these birds. There were many more that 
escaped capture by my lens: 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/50403904 AT N03/15125378059/in/photostream/

Warbler List:

Cape May (TNTC)
Tennessee (in the Meadow)
Nashville (at the intersection of trails 4 and 5)
Northern Waterthrush (in the almost empty pond)
BT Green
BT Blue
Magnolia
Parula
Black and White
Common Yellowthroat
Redstart

Happy Fall Birding 

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Subject: Jones Beach Coast Guard Station
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:38:36 -0400
Jones Beach West End 21 Sep

Arrived just after high tide (8:30). The bar was covered with shorebirds and 
skimmers. All but the oystercatchers and some of the skimmers left at 10:15. 
Both Osprey and Peregrine were about, but not near the shorebirds, so not sure 
what spooked them. But while there, we had things to search through. Fun 
morning. 


Numbers very conservative guesses as the birds were moving about and hard to 
count. . 


Black-bellied Plover ~150 all over the bar
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER-2, one near back edge, one near front edge
American Oystercatcher--30, but many more behind the island
Ruddy Turnstone-8 plus 4 on station breakwater
Red Knot-50 scattered throughout
Sanderling- 200 most in two tight knit groups
Semipalmated Sandpiper-1 lost among the wandering Sanderling
Dunlin-1 found, tucked its head in and virtually disappeared
Short-billed Dowitcher-4

Black Skimmer-150, many young, some looked barely out of the nest
Forster's Tern-3 flyby

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Subject: Croton point park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:09:27 +0000
Yesterday from 330-5 pm was fairly productive. Anne Swaim and I had first of 
fall American pipit (2) including one who posed on the landfill path for still 
and video. Other highlights were pine warbler, several flocks of waxwings at 
least 60 birds total, 7 RT hummingbirds in various jewelweed patches, 5+ 
savannah sparrow, 6 kestrel, 1 N Harrier and one L'infant terriblé imm. 
peregrine chasing kestrels and crows catching nothing 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining 

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Subject: Inwood Pectoral Sandpiper - Yes!
From: Nadir Souirgi <nadir75 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:57:00 -0400
The Pectoral Sandpiper found in the Muscota Marsh section of Inwood Hill Park 
in northern Manhattan continues this morning. It is currently sitting on the 
south end of the rocks bordering the Columbia Boat House. 


Good luck,

Nadir Souirgi,
Inwood, NYC

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Subject: Western Kingbird (Kings) NO
From: keir randall <keirr AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:54:53 +0000
I took a quick look around Dreier Offerman (AKA Calvert Vaux Park) late this 
evening and couldn't locate today's Western Kingbird. Apologies if this is a 
post too many on this bird but it's a very good bird for Brooklyn and I find 
"no" posts are useful. 

cheers
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Subject: Shorebirding in the Pine Barrens (?)
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:47:39 -0400
I went with Karlo Mirth to the Long Island Pine Barrens today, trying to get
him September insect specialties. One of the stops was the Calverton Ponds,
where water levels were shockingly low. Another way to look at that is that
there was shorebird habitat - and there were shorebirds. Killdeer were the
most numerous. Wilson's Snipe was actually expected here. Lesser Yellowlegs
were less expected and a first for me at an inland pond. Most surprising was
a White-rumped Sandpiper. Nice. I too have a shorebird fix to satisfy. I
hope I do this well on my next trip to Jamaica Bay. 

 

With the changed pond configuration and more clouds than expected in the
afternoon, the target species here proved unexpectedly difficult to get, or
at least to confirm. After moving to a different section of the pond, I was
finally able to confirm a Mottled Darner - a lifer for Karlo - when one
landed on him. And this is a species that is seldom seen landing on
anything. You can't make this stuff up. If anyone is interested in seeing
the Mottled Darner on Karlo, the picture is on my web site
(http://www.stevewalternature.com/ , click the Dragonfly tab).

 

Steve Walter

Bayside, NY


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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper in Staten Island
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:52:15 -0400
Found by Anthony Ciancimino at Miller Field in a large puddle near the hanger. 
This is at the end of New Dorp Lane and across the street from the beach. 


Isaac Grant
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Subject: South Forki LI: Great White HERON at Georgica Inlet (East Hampton, Suffolk) - update
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:24:15 -0400
Unfortunately all the birds were flushed off the spit (lot of people about now) 
and the heron flew up towards the north end of the pond and out of sight. Was 
fishing successfully, so will most likely return to the spot. 


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Subject: Western Kingbird update update
From: Rob Jett <citybirder AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:03:07 -0400
I spoke too soon, the Western Kingbird just returned to the south edge of 
Calvert Vaux park next to the cove. 


Rob

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