* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Feb. 3, 2017
- Birds mentioned
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
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sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:
Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Hotline: New York City Area Rare Bird Alert
Number: (212) 979-3070
To report sightings call:
Tom Burke (212) 372-1483 (weekdays, during the day)
Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 (Long Island)
Compiler: Tom Burke, Tony Lauro
Coverage: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
Transcriber: Ben Cacace
Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, February 3rd
2017 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE,
SANDHILL CRANE, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, ROSS'S GOOSE, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GOOSE, TUFTED DUCK, HARLEQUIN DUCK, KING EIDER, EURASIAN WIGEON,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, ICELAND GULL and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
Two eastern Long Island specialties noted again this week included the
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE still present in Southold Tuesday and the SANDHILL
CRANE reported again last Sunday back on Wainscot Pond. Look for the
SOLITAIRE along North Sea Drive especially around the feeders near the blue
house number 1625 North Sea Drive. The CRANE had mostly been seen around
the north end of Wainscot Pond as viewed from Wainscot Main Road.
The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE was still being seen at Hendrickson Park in Valley
Stream as of Wednesday. Single ROSS'S GEESE were noted on Marratooka Lake
off New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck last Sunday off Beach Lane in Wainscot
Sunday, at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale Monday and on Belmont Lake
State Park this morning. The GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was on Wainscot
Pond last Saturday presumably the same one off Beach Lane in Wainscot
Sunday and a CACKLING GOOSE also remains at Hendrickson Park. Two TUNDRA
SWANS continue on Lake Ronkonkoma to today. On Monday a female immature
male type TUFTED DUCK was spotted on Swan Pond off Montauk Highway Route 80
in East Patchogue and was still being seen there today. A female KING EIDER
was off Montauk Point last Saturday. Four HARLEQUIN DUCKS were off Orient
Point Saturday with 2 still at Shinnecock Inlet Sunday. Continuing EURASIAN
WIGEON include one Saturday on Fresh Pond in Fort Salonga and yesterday one
at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center in Brooklyn and one on Eastport
Lake north of Montauk Highway.
The adult BLACK-HEADED GULL was feeding over the water treatment plant
adjacent to Owl's Head Park in Brooklyn last Saturday and then seen at
nearby Veteran's Memorial Pier where it also visited on Sunday. Single
GLAUCOUS GULLS were reported from Shinnecock Inlet Saturday, Prospect Park
Lake Monday and North Bellport on Tuesday. Besides the ICELAND GULL
continuing around Bush Terminal Piers Park in Brooklyn, the lake in
Prospect Park attracted two ICELANDS on Monday increasing to 3 there
together on Tuesday. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL visited Plumb Beach in
Brooklyn Sunday and another appeared at Cammann's Pond in Merrick Thursday
and Friday with 2 GREAT EGRETS also there Thursday.
Unusual for Central Park has been a RED-NECKED GREBE on the reservoir from
Wednesday through today. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER also continues in Central
Park just a little west of East 68th Street and also noted this week were
lingering RED-HEADEDS at Kissena Park in Queens and at Hendrickson Park.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen off Alva's Lane in Cutchogue last Saturday.
Among the few interesting landbirds hanging around in Manhattan have been
an OVENBIRD at City Hall Park and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW in Bryant Park.
As news in the more unfortunate category we have no recent reports of the
local MEW GULL, GYRFALCON or PAINTED BUNTING and the ROSS'S GULL up north
on Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks was not seen today for the first time
since Wednesday the 25th.
To phone in reports call Tom Burke weekdays at (212) 372-1483.
This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.
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