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8 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) RE: FW: Hi friend... [Vinny Pellegrino ]
6 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) I am my own boss try it out for yourself!! [Vinny Pellegrino ]
2 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) Mississippi Kite Yes [david speiser ]
30 May (Metro Birding Briefs) announcement [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
12 May (Metro Birding Briefs) Kentucky Warbler Hempstead Lake State park [David Klauber ]
23 Apr (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Magnificent Frigatebird: Montauk Pt [Hugh McGuinness ]
18 Apr (Metro Birding Briefs) Yellow-throated warbler Jones Beach west end, Nassau County [David Klauber ]
24 Feb (Metro Birding Briefs) mkropf [Claudedoc ]
24 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) ew.ling1 [Vinny Pellegrino ]
19 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) F.MIKAH [Vinny Pellegrino ]
4 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) Chaffinch - New Jersey [David Klauber ]
2 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) Grace's Warbler Yes point lookout [david speiser ]
1 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Grace's Warbler Pt. Lookout [Seth Ausubel ]
27 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Mountain Bluebird continues ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
26 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Mountain Bluebird [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
20 Dec Re: [nysbirds-l] (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike [Felipe Pimentel ]
19 Dec Re: (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike [Felipe Pimentel ]
19 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
4 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) American avocet now at Leon Kaiser [Birding ]
4 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Brooklyn American Avocet []
3 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Barrow's Goldeneye @ JBWR [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
03 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) American Avocet @ jbwr ["lloydspitalnikphotos AT gmail.com" ]
03 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) American Avocet @ jbwr ["lloydspitalnikphotos AT gmail.com" ]
27 Nov (Metro Birding Briefs) Fw: Ross Goose in Brooklyn- Yes [Joe T ]
21 Nov Re: (Metro Birding Briefs) pink-footed goose [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Nov (Metro Birding Briefs) pink-footed goose ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
14 Nov (Metro Birding Briefs) dickcissell at Jones Beach ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
9 Nov (Metro Birding Briefs) lenoir hummingbird ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
2 Nov (Metro Birding Briefs) S-t. Flycatcher: apparently old message ["Joseph DiCostanzo" ]
27 Oct (Metro Birding Briefs) Al Levantin guest on BirdCallsRadio [Mardi Dickinson ]
22 Oct (Metro Birding Briefs) Long Island: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher & Prothonotary Warbler [jean loscalzo ]
07 Oct (Metro Birding Briefs) Another Say's Phoebe [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
9 Sep (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Hudsonian & Marbled Godwit ++ @ Jones Beach Coast Guard Station... [Andrew Baksh ]
2 Sep (Metro Birding Briefs) change of email address [Michael Bonifanti ]
29 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Floyd Bennett update [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
29 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Buff-breasted sandpiper [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
28 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) East River birds [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
26 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Baird's Sandpiper/Floyd Bennett/Brooklyn [Shane Blodgett ]
25 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) FW: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival - CANCELLED ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
24 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) JBWR Shorebird Festival is this Saturday ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
13 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Re:hello! []
13 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Godwits @ Jamaica bay [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
11 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) 2 White Ibis/ Jamaica Bay [Shane Blodgett ]
6 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) (unknown) []
04 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Coney Island gull update [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
4 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) Gray hooded gull ["Elliott" ]
2 Aug (Metro Birding Briefs) gray-hooded gull update. ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
30 Jul (Metro Birding Briefs) gray hooded gull - Coney Island ["marisawohl" ]
30 Jul (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Gray-Hooded Gull is there [Seth Ausubel ]
29 Jul FW: (Metro Birding Briefs) grey-headed gull correction ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
29 Jul (Metro Birding Briefs) grey-headed gull ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
18 Jul (Metro Birding Briefs) Least Bittern at Massapequa ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
12 Jul (Metro Birding Briefs) Cupsogue Marbled Godwit and Glaucous Gull ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
25 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) HI....a gift!! !--8 [Vinny Pellegrino ]
22 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) Staten Island HOODED CROW [jean loscalzo ]
21 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) hey METRO BIRDING BRIEFS ["lapwing4 AT juno.com" ]
16 Jun (Metro Birding Briefs) Re:4 []
28 May (Metro Birding Briefs) FW: Brewster's Warblers Mine Road [David Klauber ]
23 May (Metro Birding Briefs) Black-bellied Whistling ducks ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
21 May (Metro Birding Briefs) Least Bittern along Dune Road [John Gluth ]
10 Mar (Metro Birding Briefs) GWF Goose Brooklyn [Shane Blodgett ]
04 Mar (Metro Birding Briefs) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Suffol County ["Gregory" ]
9 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) Black-headed Gull Brooklyn [Shane Blodgett ]
8 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) Le Conte's Sparrow @ Calverton Grasslands, Suffolk County [Vinny Pellegrino ]
8 Jan (Metro Birding Briefs) Le Conte's Sparrow ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
31 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) eared grebe ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
24 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Merry Christmas! [Mardi Dickinson ]
20 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) lark sparrow []
16 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Varied Thrush - YES ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
15 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) Black-headed Gull/Brooklyn ["Shane" ]
14 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) apologies ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
14 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) I've shared files with you ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
14 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) message to Kevin Karlson ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
14 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) I've shared files with you ["Lloyd Spitalnik" ]
10 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) 12/10/2010 Mountain Bluebird Good News + Calliope Hummingbird in CT [Mardi Dickinson ]
5 Dec (Metro Birding Briefs) FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER - NO [Mardi Dickinson ]

Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) RE: FW: Hi friend...
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:05:08 -0700 (PDT)

I am sleeping again and knowing that nothing is feeding on ME anymore is a major relief..
http://sabdekho.com/currentevents/59AdrianCook/

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) I am my own boss try it out for yourself!!
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:35:31 -0700 (PDT)

my thoughts have been scattered lately now I can afford my lifestyle everyone was worried about me!
http://porsche-radwanski.prv.pl/currentevents/14StephenHill/ im finally starting to advance in life
imagine how happy you could be

see you soon...

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Mississippi Kite Yes
From: david speiser <david_speiser AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 08:52:06 -0400
The kite made a brief appearance from about 835-845 this morning at Sterling 
Forest. 


Good Birding!

David Speiser
www.lilibirds.com



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) announcement
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 02:33:32 -0400
Hi everybody,
I've thought about this for a while now and have decided to discontinue
this board. It just seems it's not as active as it used to be. I'm as
guilty as anybody else for this.I could have posted the Mississippi Kite
from yesterday as I was there but didn't. BTW, here's a link to a photo of
the female
http://lloydspitalnikphotos.com/v/recent_work/mississippi_kite_R2D7264.jpg.html
.
I want to thank all the members for their support over the years. I started
"Metro" to try and get the word out to all birders and it accomplished
that. What I'm most happy about is that reports are going out in a timely
manner. I never cared if it was to Metro, NYSBirds (I often cross-posted to
both) or any of the other local boards.
If there's anybody out there that would like to take the Metro over, I
would be glad to help with the transition. There are over 500 subscribers
and it requires almost no work to keep it going. Please let me know within
the next couple of weeks.
See you out in the field.

-- 
All the best,
Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com/main.php

All the best,
Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com
 Want a signature like mine?

 

CLICK

HERE. 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Kentucky Warbler Hempstead Lake State park
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 10:49:14 -0400



Lots of birdsong this morning. Although I missed the highlights mentioned 
yesterday by Ken Feustel, I had one of my own. A Kentucky Warbler was singing 
at the northern edge of the picnic fields at field 2, just south of the houses, 
in the wooded area. It sang from leaf litter on the ground and 30 feet high in 
the trees. Other notables were 2 Solitary Sandpipers and a Blackburnian 
warbler. Northern Waterthrushes and Canada Warblers were numerous 

Note this area will be closed May 18-May 20 due to a Boy Scout Jamboree
 		 	   		  

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Magnificent Frigatebird: Montauk Pt
From: Hugh McGuinness <hmcguinness AT ross.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:18:42 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Polshek 
Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 1:11 PM
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Magnificent Frigatebird: Montauk Pt
To: "NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu" 


Fortuitous late start:

Just observed an adult male Mag Frigatebird from the Point. It was
attracted to a feeding flock of gulls and gannets well off the Point; then
slowly headed west along the north side of the Point. The right side of its
tail is damaged.
--

NYSbirds-L List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

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-- 
Hugh McGuinness
The Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Yellow-throated warbler Jones Beach west end, Nassau County
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:33:06 -0400



Thanks to Ken's timely post I went to the beach and quickly found the 
Yellow-throated Warbler feeding on the north side of the hedgerow next to the 
Coast Guard Station around 2:15. Little else was seen. Yesterday morning a lone 
male Purple Martin flew west past the turnaround. Nice find Sam & crew - only 
the 2nd Yellow-throated I've seen at the beach 


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) mkropf
From: Claudedoc <claudedoc AT aol.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:58:54 -0500 (EST)
How are you, my friend?
http://rickyc.ca/lupaloss.php?daffreepage=29



            Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:58:52
_________________________________
"The squirrel came creeping down the branch, and Mary Anna left the nut 
upon the grating, and went away." (c) TYRON vri5435




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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) ew.ling1
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov AT ymail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 06:34:18 -0800 (PST)
hi, nice day
http://tvodra.hostit.pl/holoeem.php?cybygmailID=41

            Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:34:17
__________________
"But, boys, keep in mind that Mr." (c) Kirik voliиstva


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) F.MIKAH
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov AT ymail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 06:51:40 -0800 (PST)
Hello! Why I haven’t a word from you???
http://sdawholesale.com/benzo.php?kidicampID=90


            Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:51:38
_________________________________
" During the rest of the summer and autumn, water should be given copiously 
whenever there appears to be need of it, and the ground must be kept very clean 
by the use of the hoe, which should be carefully handled, so as not to injure 
the roots of the plants" (c) DIEGO volsisque 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Chaffinch - New Jersey
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:32:30 -0500



The Chaffinch in Union New Jersey was seen well by all this morning, making 
appearances about every 20 minutes on the ground at the base of the left-most 
feeder, as viewed from the porch (from 8-9 at least). Details are given on the 
New Jersey RBA found at birdingonthe.net. 

Please note the homeowner's request - no weekend visiting and do not arrive 
before 7:30 AM. Also their instructions found under guidelines on the RBA 
saying to cross over the lawn in front of their house to the large porch on the 
side, where you have views of the feeders. 

 
For those coming from Long Island it took us about 2 hours from SE Nassau 
County. GPS, Mapquest and Google maps suggest a route through the Holland 
Tunnel. I recommend taking the Staten Island Expressway over the Goethals 
Bridge, going north a few miles on I-95 to 78 west until you get to the area of 
Union NJ. These are all highway miles, avoiding the "more direct" routes 
suggested by GPS, etc. after the Goethals, that take you through local NJ 
roads. Note that at exit 11 or 13 off 78(different instructions from different 
software, not sure of the exact town - Union?) there is a Exxon with a Dunkin' 
Donuts for a pitstop a few miles from the home. There is plenty of parking by 
the house at 6 Fawn Way as there is a large cul-de-sac. Thanks to Michael 
Rehman for his generous hospitality. 

There are discussions of origins. There are accepted records in Maine, 
Massachusetts, New Hamphire, and Vermont as well as several Canadian provinces, 
according to my Avisys software. This bird is a nicely plumaged male. Good luck 
to all who go 

 		 	   		  

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Grace's Warbler Yes point lookout
From: david speiser <david_speiser AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 10:13:21 -0500
The bird just put in a brief appearance in the same spot as yesterday!

Good Birding.

David Speiser



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Grace's Warbler Pt. Lookout
From: Seth Ausubel <sausubel AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:44:04 -0500

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Seth Ausubel 
> Date: January 1, 2012 10:43:26 AM EST
> To: post NYSbirds 
> Subject: Grace's Warbler Pt. Lookout
> 
> Unbelievable! We are looking at a Grace's Warbler at Pt. Lookout. It is in 
the pines along the road just west of the "rock pile". Found by Doug Gochfeld 
and Andrew Baksh. 

> 
> Sent from my iPhone


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Mountain Bluebird continues
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:15:30 -0500
Shai Mitra just called with news that the Mountain Bluebird continues to be 
seen nicely on Rt. 25 just east of Hulse Landing Rd. It’s on the north side 
of 25 along the storm fence. 

Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikpotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Mountain Bluebird
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:59:52 -0500
Lenore Swenson and Diane Teta found a Mountain Bluebird at the intersection of 
Hulse 

Landing Road and Rte.25A in Riverhead. Good luck if you go.

Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike
From: Felipe Pimentel <fpimentel AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 22:57:31 -0500
I have been reading the thread of emails related to the Northern Shrike that 
has been seen at Floyd Bennett field during the past days. I was there Sunday 
in the afternoon and I was able to take a few pictures of the bird when it came 
closer to the pavement area (corner of field C and the runway). I did not see 
any photographers "breaking" the basic rules of engagement and chasing the bird 
across the grassland. However, I did see some birders (not photographers) 
engaging in that kind of behavior. As a matter of fact, someone told them 
nicely that they could not walk across the fields and they came back to the 
pavement area. There was not need to take a video of them to denounce their 
"misbehavior" or to make them potential scapegoats for chasing the bird away. 
We are not living in North Korea where everybody have to behave and live 
according to the same moral code of what is the "appropriate" behavior when you 
do birding or bird photography. Sadly, some birders, willingly or 
unintentionally, do play the role of the "birding police" and overstep by 
saying or doing things that create unneeded tensions between bird photographers 
and simple birders. As someone interested in bird photography, I can stress 
that we are not twisted in chasing birds away or we are interested in 
"disturbing" birds more than any other traditional birder. 

 
The obvious truth is that both birders and photographers want to see the bird 
as best as they can. I can assure that we don't want to chase birds away; 
otherwise we will never get the picture of the bird. To be fair, there are 
photographers that do bad things, but so do birders. By picking only on 
photographers we dont make things better. 

 
Surely, birder-photographers and conventional birders will bump into each other 
often since we are interested in the same birds. Thus, we need to understand 
our particular interests and respect our differences. A couple of weeks ago, 
someone did write strong comments against some photographers who were taking 
pictures of a snowy owl in Jones Beach. They were the "bad guys" who chased the 
bird away. 

 
Last Sunday, the Northern Shrike was distressed (and it flew away) not by 
birders or by photographers but by a jogger who was unaware of its presence 
when it passed too close to where it was perching. 

 
Finally, let me apologize for this long email and if my remarks have upset any 
reader, those are not my intentions. 


FP

On Dec 20, 2011, at 2:20 PM, Andrew Baksh wrote:

> Please see Rob Jett's e-mail and video below. One of the many reasons why
> some birders are reluctant to report birds to the list serve.
> 
> Andrew Baksh
> www.birdingdude.blogspot.com
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Rob Jett 
> Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:53 PM
> Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike
> To: NYSBirds 
> 
> It apparently needs to be pointed out to anyone searching for the Northern
> Shrike that the grasslands at Floyd Bennett Field are a protected area.
> Visitors are forbidden to walk across them. You can read about the
> Grassland Restoration and Management Project here:
> 
> http://www.nycaudubon.org/projects/gramp/
> 
> There are several signs posted throughout the area stating such. The reason
> that I am posting this note is because today I observed a photographer
> walking back and forth across Field C looking for the shrike. When the
> shrike is present it is easily viewed from the adjacent pavement. This
> inconsiderate individual also risked chasing the bird away so that the
> other people present who were searching from a safe distance would have had
> little chance of finding it. The guy drives a dark Honda, license number
> CBK-6926. If you know this man, please advise him that it would be in
> everyone's best interest if, in the future, he behaved more responsibly.
> 
> I also posted a video of him at this link:
> 
> http://youtu.be/k2Ga1Pa1c9I
> 
> Good (and responsible) birding,
> 
> Rob
> --
> 
> NYSbirds-L List Info:
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES
> http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm
> 
> ARCHIVES:
> 1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
> 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
> 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NYSB.html
> 
> Please submit your observations to eBird:
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
> 
> --
> 
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> 
> 



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Subject: Re: (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike
From: Felipe Pimentel <fpimentel AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:26:53 -0500
I saw the bird yesterday (2:30-3:30PM), after spending the morning with Lloyd 
and other photographers who were participating in a workshop that Lloyd did in 
Long Island. 


The bird was moving (flying) between the two areas, in between the runway that 
Rob Jett indicated in his previous email (between field C and field G). 


This is the same link to his original Google map:

http://g.co/maps/tnb7k

The bird did not stay in the same area all the time. At some point it did fly 
to the so-called Remote Control Airplane Field (see the Google map) to the 
north (toward the Mill Basin). I was told that it was also seen in the North 
area of Runway 6-24. 


I took a couple of pictures of the bird:

http://www.pbase.com/fpimentel/image/140420259

Good Luck!

FP

On Dec 19, 2011, at 1:53 PM, Lloyd Spitalnik wrote:

> The bird continues to be seen at floyd bennett field. A big thanks to rob 
bate. 

> Lloyd
> Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
> www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com
> 
> 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Northern Shrike
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:53:16 -0500
The bird continues to be seen at floyd bennett field. A big thanks to rob bate. 

Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) American avocet now at Leon Kaiser
From: Birding <Bkbirdr AT aol.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 13:48:41 -0500
American Avocet now at Leon Kaiser park off Neptune Ave roosting on the beach. 
1:30 pm 


Janet Zinn

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Brooklyn American Avocet
From: nyc_bob AT earthlink.net
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 13:22:02 +0000
The avocet has returned to Coney Island Creek. Currently feeding on the mud 
flat at the Creek between the soccer fields and baseball diamonds 


Bob Washburn
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Barrow's Goldeneye @ JBWR
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 21:52:58 -0500
In the late afternoon, a Barrow's Goldeneye was found by Lenore Swenson on the 
West Pond. 

It was seen from bench 7 on the far side mixed in with a few Common Goldeneye, 
and large numbers of Greater Scaup and Ruddy Duck. 


Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) American Avocet @ jbwr
From: "lloydspitalnikphotos AT gmail.com" <lloyd@lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 14:20:52 -0500
Missed seeing the avocet in Brooklyn but was lucky enough to see one fly into 
the East Pond at about 1:30. It immediately took off and I haven't seen it 
since. 

Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

Sent from my Android phone

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) American Avocet @ jbwr
From: "lloydspitalnikphotos AT gmail.com" <lloyd@lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 14:20:52 -0500
Missed seeing the avocet in Brooklyn but was lucky enough to see one fly into 
the East Pond at about 1:30. It immediately took off and I haven't seen it 
since. 

Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

Sent from my Android phone

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Fw: Ross Goose in Brooklyn- Yes
From: Joe T <jbirds268 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:34:46 -0800 (PST)

The ROSS' GOOSE was present at the edge of the driving range's lawn at Brooklyn 
Golf Center, just across the street from Floyd Bennett Field this afternoon 
through 5pm in the fading light. 


It was hanging out with 17 Canadas. I pulled into the golf center's parking 
lot, parked and walked down to the last bench on the range to see the birds; 
they were not visible from the street.  


Honestly, I thought the bird would be a little smaller, but this being my first 
Ross', I'm nowhere near an expert on the ID. Bill and head shape distinctive, 
and sticks out like a sore thumb with the big, brown and black canadas.  


Good luck to all who go,

JT

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Subject: Re: (Metro Birding Briefs) pink-footed goose
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:04:35 -0500
It might be Wawayanda - see a shortened link here http://bit.ly/t3BTqj


Andrew

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Lloyd Spitalnik <
lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com> wrote:

> **
>
>
> Ken McDermott just called with good news. The Pink-footed Goose has been
> re-found. This time it's in Middletown, NY at the intersection of
> Carmelight
> Dr. and Waywayonder (sp?). It's near a bridge and pond mixed in with the
> Canada Geese.
>
> Good luck if you go.
>
> Lloyd
>
> Lloyd Spitalnik Photos
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> www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com
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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) pink-footed goose
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:53:09 -0500
Ken McDermott just called with good news. The Pink-footed Goose has been
re-found. This time it's in Middletown, NY at the intersection of Carmelight
Dr. and Waywayonder (sp?). It's near a bridge and pond mixed in with the
Canada Geese.

Good luck if you go.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photos

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) dickcissell at Jones Beach
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:40:35 -0500
Just got a call from Sam Jannazzo  that the Dickcissel near the bathrooms at
the Coast Guard Station is still present. It hanging around with a dozen or
so House Sparrows. Good luck if you go. I'll see you around 10am.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photos

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) lenoir hummingbird
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:31:12 -0500
Hi all,

The Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers continues to be the home a selasphorus
hummingbird, believed to be a Rufous Hummingbird. After seeing the bird for
the last 3 days, my observation is the bird doesn't tolerate humans very
well. If there's more than one person it seems to shy away from that
location and will go to another to feed. It comes into the feeders in the
butterfly garden and occasionally  the pineapple sage outside the garden.
Good luck if you go.

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photos

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) S-t. Flycatcher: apparently old message
From: "Joseph DiCostanzo" <jdicost AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:01:07 -0400
Before people going running off, I thought I might point out that a message
about the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Robert Moses SP that came through
about tem minutes ago appears to be a duplicate of a message sent nearly two
weeks ago on October 22.  My guess is it is some sort of computer glitch.

 

Joe DiCostanzo



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Al Levantin guest on BirdCallsRadio
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:36:33 -0400
Birders et al,
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the birders about whom the movie and book The Big Year is based. 
Saturday Oct 29 from 3-4PM 1350/1400AM. OR Listen Live on internet 
Worldwide at http://birdcallsradio.com/listen-live/ 
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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Long Island: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher & Prothonotary Warbler
From: jean loscalzo <DM5078 AT aol.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:58:47 -0400 (EDT)
Saturday 10/22

Jeff Ritter just phoned to report a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER at Captree State 
Park on the south shore of Long Island. 


Ken and Sue Fuestel report a beautiful PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at SunkenMeadow 
State Park on the north shore of Long Island. This bird wasnear parking lot # 2 
near where the parks dept piles vegetation debrisin the northwest corner of the 
park. 


good luck!
Jean Loscalzo
Richmond Hill, NY

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Another Say's Phoebe
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:59:49 -0400
This one at Don't Moses Field 2. The bird was last seen moments ago along the 
concrete path leading to the golf clubhouse. 

-- 
Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Hudsonian & Marbled Godwit ++ @ Jones Beach Coast Guard Station...
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:23:06 -0400
FYI...see below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andrew Baksh 
Date: Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Hudsonian & Marbled Godwit ++  AT  Jones Beach Coast Guard Station...
To: nysbirds-l 
Cc: eBirds NYC 


Joe Guinta birding with Sy Schiff just called to report 1 of each, a *
Marbled* and a *Hudsonian Godwit*, on the bar at the Jones Beach Coast Guard
Station.  In addition, *3 Caspian Terns* and over *200 Red Knots* were also
observed in the same location.  Joe also indicated that the Mosquitoes are
not plentiful,so that is good news.  Good luck if you go!

Good Birding!

Andrew Baksh
Queens NY
www.birdingdude.blogspot.com


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) change of email address
From: Michael Bonifanti <michaelbon AT webtv.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 22:40:29 -0400
I want to receive Metro Birding Briefs at a new email address and discontinue 
the current one.How do I make the change? 


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Floyd Bennett update
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:07:56 -0400
At 5pm a Baird's Sandpiper was located in one of the pools opposite the 
community garden. Unfortunately it was chased off by a Merlin. The 2 
Buff-breated Sandpipers I reported earlier were missing the entire afternoon. 
There were 15 Pectoral Sandpipers on the road to the Sanitation Training. 

Lloyd
lloydpitalnikphotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Buff-breasted sandpiper
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:28:41 -0400
2 St Floyd Bennett near the aviation pool.
Lloyd
lloydpitalnikphotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) East River birds
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 14:13:04 -0400
David Speiser just called with a sighting of both a Sooty Tern and a Parastic 
Jaeger from 81st Street on the East River in Manhattan. 


Lloyd
Lloyd Spitalnik Photography
www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Baird's Sandpiper/Floyd Bennett/Brooklyn
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 07:54:47 -0400
There is a juvenile BAIRD'S SANDPIPER in a rain puddle in the parking lot in 
front of the Aviator building at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. This is next 
to the field where the Buff-breasted Sandpipers were last year. The Baird's was 
present from 6:05-7:40. 


Shane Blodgett
Brooklyn NY


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) FW: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival - CANCELLED
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:11:34 -0400
Subject: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival - CANCELLED

 

Hi Everyone,

Because of extremely high water levels at Jamaica Bay and more rain coming
we've decided to cancel the festival this Saturday the 27th. We all feel bad
about it but we always want to give you the best experience. This year there
were just too m any obstacles including 8" of rain in a 24 hour period and
an impending hurricane on the way. Sorry if this ruins anybody's plans. It
was a difficult decision by all the organizers. See you there next year. 

Batten down the hatches and stay safe during the coming storm.

All our best,

Don Riepe

Kevin Karlson

NPS

NYC Audubon

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) JBWR Shorebird Festival is this Saturday
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:17:30 -0400
Don't I feel stupid! The festival is this Saturday the 27th. Hope to see you
all there.

 

This was sent to NYSBirds but hasn't been distributed yet.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Re:hello!
From: JPThax5317 AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:06:10 -0400 (EDT)
. http://bmsh.by.ru/life.html?ubhotmailID=yax9




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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Godwits @ Jamaica bay
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:11:47 -0400
I'm looking at 2 hudsonian godwits as seen from the fisherman's parking lot. 
Look south towards the east pond and scan the shoreline. 

Lloyd
lloydpitalnikphotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) 2 White Ibis/ Jamaica Bay
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 07:22:17 -0400
It's 7:15 a.m. and I am looking at a pair of juvenile White Ibis on the East 
Pond of Jamaica Bay WR. They are tucked (resting) on the west side of the pond 
~300-400 yards north of the Raunt. I am looking at them from the east side of 
the pond. Doug Gochfeld can see them from the end of the Big John's Pond 
overlook path but says it is not an ideal view. 


Regards,
Shane Blodgett
Brooklyn NY


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Coney Island gull update
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:08:14 -0400
The news isn't good. No show as of 5:30
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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Gray hooded gull
From: "Elliott" <ellzich AT rcn.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:39:08 -0400
Lloyd Spitalnik called to report that as of 2:30 PM the Gray Hooded Gull has
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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) gray-hooded gull update.
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 21:56:49 -0400
Arrived at Coney Island at 4pm. The bird was there until about 6pm and then
disappeared. Despite careful searching by many birders, the bird wasn't
found by the time Harry Maas and I left at 8pm. I'd bet it'll be there
tomorrow morning.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) gray hooded gull - Coney Island
From: "marisawohl" <marisaw AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:36:17 -0000
The gray hooded gull was present at 3:45 pm, among a small flock of
gulls in the sand near the boardwalk just east of the West 12th Street
entrance to the beach.  To avoid paying for parking at this popular
location, park on Neptune Avenue or a side street near Neptune and walk
2 blocks to Surf Avenue.  This area is crowded,  so be attentive to your
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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Fwd: Gray-Hooded Gull is there
From: Seth Ausubel <sausubel AT nyc.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:00:49 -0400

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Corey Finger 
> Date: July 30, 2011 12:28:23 PM EDT
> To: New York , ebirds nyc 
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Gray-Hooded Gull is there
> Reply-To: Corey Finger 
> 

> I just got a call from Seth Ausubel who reports that the bird is present and 
has been for 20 minutes. 

> 
> Good luck if you go!
> 
> Corey Finger
>  
> http://10000birds.com
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Subject: FW: (Metro Birding Briefs) grey-headed gull correction
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:08:07 -0400
Correction. In my haste I screwed up. It should have been gray- HOODED gull.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 

From: btblue AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:btblue AT yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Lloyd Spitalnik
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 5:21 PM
To: btblue AT yahoogroups.com
Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) grey-headed gull

 

  

Shane Blodgett just relocated the grey-headed gull at 12th street about
fifty yards off the boardwalk at Coney Island. Good luck if you go.

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) grey-headed gull
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:21:04 -0400
Shane Blodgett just relocated the grey-headed gull at 12th street about
fifty yards off the boardwalk at Coney Island. Good luck if you go.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Least Bittern at Massapequa
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:01:05 -0400
This, from Dave Klauber:

Thanks to John's post I sat at the bench at the south end from 6:30 to 7:30
AM this morning, July 18. At 7:30 a Least Bittern flew briefly from the east
side in a "C" pattern disappearing in an indented section on the east, about
1/2 - 2/3 way to the north. I then tried walking around the pond, mostly an
exercise in futility as the phrags have taken over most vantage points.
There are some limited distant views of the east side through the woods from
a path on the western side, but the best strategy would probably be a
patient wait at the bench on the southern end. There is access to the pond
where Lakeshore Drive meets Park on the eastern side, easy to miss as it's
only a wide dirt path. Also seen were 2 Chimney Swifts, Spotted Sandpiper, a
Forster's Tern, and White-eyed Vireo as well as more expected species. Nice
find, John, it's my first east of Jamaica Bay.

 

He's referring to a post from the NYSBirds birding list posted yesterday by
John Turner.



 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Cupsogue Marbled Godwit and Glaucous Gull
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:06:24 -0400
Just received a call from Bob Adamo. He and Tom Moran found a Marbled Godwit
on the flats at Cupsogue as well as a Glaucous Gull on the west end towards
the inlet.

 

Lloyd

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Staten Island HOODED CROW
From: jean loscalzo <DM5078 AT aol.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:50:47 -0400
 

 
 Staten Island NY, Great Kills Park
Wed 6/22/11
observers:  Gary Straus & Jean Loscalzo


The Hooded Crow is still there today in the same location as previouslyreported 
on another list , and is being well seen by observers. Jim O posted the 
coordinates as follows: South Gravel Lot: 40.531586,-74.136383 - Google Maps 


Mockingbirds aremercilessly harassing the bird, so it sometimes hides in the 
woods nextto the gravel fishermen's parking lot. After it hides for a while, 
itcomes out again in various places in the parking lot, and then goesover to 
the beach somewhere near a small rock jetty and then back tothe parking lot. 


It allows close observation and didn't flush when it was sitting on thegroung 
in the parking lot and 2 joggers passed right by it. Those samepeople saw us 
looking at it and wanted to know if it was a "regular"crow doing a weird molt. 
They have been observing this bird for atleast 2 weeks, and have regularly 
observed it flying into the woodedarea adjacent to the lot. They were thinking 
it must have a nest inthere, and were very surprised when we told them the 
correct ID andorigin of the bird and that it most likely did not have a mate. 


 
There were several other birders there (Bob Adamo, Sy Schiff, Joe Giunta, 
Andrew Baksh) when we left, and at that time the bird was perched in a pine on 
the edge of the lot. 


Jean Loscalzo
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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:08:59 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) FW: Brewster's Warblers Mine Road
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 15:41:45 -0400

 


From: davehawkowl AT msn.com
To: nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu
Subject: Brewster's Warblers Mine Road
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 15:41:18 -0400




This afternoon a little after noon there were 2 separate Brewster's warblers on 
Mine Road, a bit south of the open area on the right and the small cemetary on 
the left, near the southern end of the road after (north) of the houses. There 
is a pond on the right just north of this spot, and 2 guardrails where a small 
stream passes under the road. They looked the Sibley picture of 1st backcross 
male, except they had a yellow wash on the breast, one stronger than the other. 
The birds seemed to be together 

And why are we getting posts about birds in Maine on a New York list?
 		 	   		  

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Black-bellied Whistling ducks
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 15:13:22 -0400
Hi all,

Received a call from Ken McDermott about 5 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at
Walkill NWR on Oil City Road at Pine Island. If I understand it correctly,
if you have your back to the viewing platform, walk straight across the
road. There's a pond in the distance where you'll find the ducks. If this
isn't right I hope somebody will make a correction to these directions.
Thanks to Ken for alerting us.

 

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Least Bittern along Dune Road
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2011 17:23:16 -0400
This afternoon, a bit before 3:00, I found a LEAST BITTERN along Dune Road
(Westhampton, Suffolk Co.). It was standing out in the open in a flooded
area on the south side of the road, west of Triton Lane and immediately
before the driveway for 41-55 Dune Road (marked by a white sign).
The flooded area is behind a split rail fence. The Bittern eventually flew
back to the edge of the reeds on the far side of the wet area, where it
caught a fish and then clambered deeper into cover. Also at this spot were
a pair of Clapper Rails.




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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) GWF Goose Brooklyn
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:33:26 -0500
It's 10:15 and the GWF reported by Alex Wilson a few days ago is in right field 
of one of the ballfields on the north side of Calvert Vaux Park (formerly 
Drier-Offermann) in Brooklyn. It is in a flock of 60-70 Canadas. 


Shane B.
Brooklyn NY


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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Suffol County
From: "Gregory" <gkunk2001 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:01:58 -0000
I observed a YBSA drilling in a Norway spruce just outside my window in 
Smithtown, NY. 

Here is part of a video I took.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyvViiiak3Q
                    Greg Kunkel
Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Black-headed Gull Brooklyn
From: Shane Blodgett <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:41:53 -0500
Rob Jett asked me to post that the recurring adult BHGU is on the Veteran's 
Memorial Fishing Pier (Bay Ridge Avenue/69 Street and Shore Road) in Bay Ridge, 
Brooklyn. 


Shane B.
Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Le Conte's Sparrow @ Calverton Grasslands, Suffolk County
From: Vinny Pellegrino <pellegrinov AT ymail.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 14:09:08 -0800 (PST)
ALe Conte's Sparrow was just found by Seth Ausable and Stella Miller 
whilebirding the Calverton Grasslands in Suffolk County. I would suspect it 
was located on the western runway(not the active one). 


Vinny Pellegrino
picasaweb.com/vinnypelle
East Northport, NY

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've 
imagined." 

-Henry David Thoreau


      

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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Le Conte's Sparrow
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 15:03:43 -0500
Just got a call from Tom Burke. The bird is at the Grumman site in between
the 2 major runways. Theres a small 5 X 5 fence with a high voltage sign
and a 2  pine tree. The bird has been In the tree.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) eared grebe
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:10:16 -0500
Both Seth Ausubel and Stella Miller have asked me to post their sighting of
an Eared Grebe. This bird is at the Shark River on the Jersey shore. They
also checked the Mannasquan Inlet for some of the recently found birds like
Black Guillemot but came away empty.

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Merry Christmas!
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:27:01 -0500
Dear All,

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! May all of you have a  
lovely holiday.
Christmas greetings at http://kymry.wordpress.com/
Many thank to all and especially to Lloyd S for making this list a  
fantastic resource!
Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk, CT










Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) lark sparrow
From: mikehigg AT optonline.net
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:40:21 +0000 (GMT)
At 3 PM today, the lark sparrow was found in the grass adjacent to the 
westernmost driveway of the industrial complex on the north side of Grumman 
Blvd, across from the golf course. It was feeding with a mixed flock, including 
juncos, field, chipping and song sparrows between an orange sign "ROAD CLOSED" 
and a lone pine tree. It was still there when we left. 

Eileen Schwinn
Mike Higgiston
Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Varied Thrush - YES
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:29:36 -0500
Today, Dick Gershon, Harry Maas and I, Lloyd Spitalnik located the Varied
Thrush at the south end of the Maintenance Field. The bird is quite skittish
with all the hawks around. We then proceeded to the SE corner of the Sheep
Meadow where we found the Red-headed Woodpecker high in the trees. A good
start to the CBC week.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) Black-headed Gull/Brooklyn
From: "Shane" <shaneblodgett AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:21:24 -0000
Just in time for the Brooklyn CBC count week, I found an adult Black-headed 
Gull roosting with ~300 Ring-billed Gulls on the 69th Street fishing pier near 
the Owls Head Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. 


This is very likely the same bird that spent last winter in the area. I had 
done some searching for it previously this fall, but this was the first 
sighting. I have also done some searching for last year's Common Gull, with no 
luck yet. There seems to have been an increase in the number of gulls around 
the WTP during this cold spell. 


I neglected to report a couple of weeks ago an immature Black-headed that was 
amongst 800+ Bonies in Gravesend Bay. 


See you afield,
Shane B.
Brooklyn NY
Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) apologies
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:52:08 -0500
Sorry everybody. It definitely won't happen again.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) I've shared files with you
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:12:35 -0500
I've shared some of my files or folders with you. To open them, just click
the link(s) below.

book (file://BTBBLUE/Users/btblue/Documents/My%20Dropbox/Photos/book)
Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) message to Kevin Karlson
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:33:04 -0500
Sorry about that. It's not a virus, just my inept fingers doing things at
2:45am that they shouldn't be.

 

Lloyd

Lloyd Spitalnik Photography

www.lloydspitalnikphotos.com

 



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) I've shared files with you
From: "Lloyd Spitalnik" <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 02:48:10 -0500
I've shared some of my files or folders with you. To open them, just click
the link(s) below.

 

book (file://BTBBLUE/Users/btblue/Documents/My%20Dropbox/book)



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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) 12/10/2010 Mountain Bluebird Good News + Calliope Hummingbird in CT
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 23:52:38 -0500
Birders et all,

FYI ~ I was given permission by the adminstrator

I am passing this along for those that are interested. I could not  
resists
but here we go again here in CT.


Windsor Locks, Bradley International Airport CT-- 1:15 pm,
the Mountain Bluebird was seen again in the same area as before.

Rollin Tebbetts, the birder who orignally found the bird and saw it
again today works at the airport.  He has made special arrangements
for birders to be able to look for the bird on Saturday morning from 8
AM until noon.  Airport administration and the State Police are fully
aware and on board for this.  Rollin will be there to coordinate the
proceedings, so please be sure to follow his instructions, whatever
they might be at the time.

You will not have to park at the fire training academy.  Parking will
be allowed along Perimeter Rd, on the side opposite the perimeter
fence, in the area where the bird was seen before.  These links should
give you some idea, but you can probably just look for the people with
scopes.

http://goo.gl/ghJWA

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qzrfss8y9328&lvl=18&dir=0&sty=b&cid=27129B7B7AD8CE3B!517 


This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the value of cooperation.
If you go please be sure to thank Rollin for making this possible (and
for finding such an unexpected bird!)

12/10/10 - Guilford, CT - 20 Indian Cove Rd -- third state record  
Calliope
Hummingbird frequenting a feeder.  The house is black and on the left.
The homeowner, Hank Kranichfeld, has graciously agreed to allow
birders to visit, as long as they come at a reasonable hour (after 9
a.m.), and do not disturb the bird or inhibit its access to the
feeder. The feeder is behind the house. The bird roosts in a cedar at
the back edge of the property, which can be seen from the road to the
right of the house. To best view the feeder and cedar walk around the
left side of the house to the back. If you stand a few feet back from
the regular bird feeders, you can see the cedar and hummingbird feeder
well without disturbing the bird. Parking is very very limited in this
congested neighborhood. Only 1-2 cars can park in his driveway, and
there doesn't seem to be much, if any, street parking. Please
carpool!!  Please do not block the road nor inhibit neighbors access
or permission could be rescinded.

Please heed the rules and requests form both parties of these birds.

Cheers,
Mardi Welch Dickinson
Norwalk, CT previously of Bedford, NY
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MardiWD
Blog: http://kymry.wordpress.com/








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Subject: (Metro Birding Briefs) FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER - NO
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:29:39 -0500
12/5/10 - From Mardi Dickinson:
FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER - NO
I Just s/w with Dvid Winston and the FTFLY has NOT been seen this
morning
from 7:30am - 10am. He will call me with any change and I will post it
asap.

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
Norwalk,CT
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MardiWD
Blog: http://kymry.wordpress.com/








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