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Greater Sage Grouse,©Tony Disley

2 Sep Buff Breasted Sandpiper- Jones Beach - yes [Robert Taylor ]
2 Sep Jones Beach Coast Guard - Whimbrel [Robert Taylor ]
2 Sep Buff-breasted Sandpiper Continues at West End Ponds (Nassau Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
2 Sep NYC Radar [Peter Reisfeld ]
1 Sep Common Nighthawks, E. Setauket (Suffolk) [Douglas Futuyma ]
1 Sep Jones Beach Buff Breasted Sandpiper- yes [Robert Taylor ]
1 Sep Question on purple martins [Orhan Birol ]
1 Sep EPCAL/ Calverton [Robert Taylor ]
1 Sep Deadline and Name Change [Kathryn Schneider ]
31 Aug Dune Rd., from Post La. Bridge to Shinnicock Inlet [robert adamo ]
31 Aug Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Cupsogue,L.I. [Lee Stocker ]
31 Aug Buff breasted continuing [Pat Aitken ]
31 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
31 Aug Two Buffies still Present on "J" Pond, West End (Nassau Co.) [Ken ]
31 Aug Buff-brested Sandpiper-yes [syschiff ]
31 Aug Central Park, NYC - Sunday August 30th [Deborah Allen ]
31 Aug Buff breasted Sandpiper ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
31 Aug Gull breasted Sandpipers ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
30 Aug Re: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival [Andrew Baksh ]
30 Aug Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
29 Aug South Fork LI: Black-capped Petrel bonanza during offshore fishing trip [Angus Wilson ]
29 Aug Central Park NYC Saturday August 29, 2015 [Deborah Allen ]
29 Aug Shorebirds - no _ Raptors - yes [robert adamo ]
29 Aug Jones Beach [syschiff ]
29 Aug Lark Sparrow Kings [Tom Preston ]
28 Aug Central Park, NYC 8/28 & prior migration [Thomas Fiore ]
29 Aug Croton point Park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
28 Aug Bryant Park [Alan Drogin ]
28 Aug NYC Area RBA: 28 August 2015 [Gail Benson ]
28 Aug Clay-colored Sparrow Captree SP [Shaibal Mitra ]
28 Aug Goose season opens Sept. 1st [Richard Guthrie ]
27 Aug Jones Beach Coast Guard, Jamaica Bay East Pond [Robert Taylor ]
27 Aug Sandhill Cranes/Black-billed Cuckoo/Red Crossbills/Boreal Chickadees/Black-backed Woodpecker, etc. [Joan Collins ]
27 Aug R-n Phalarope []
27 Aug Re: American Golden Plover - No [Pat Palladino ]
27 Aug Golden-winged Warbler at Greenwood Cemetery [Isaac Grant ]
27 Aug American Golden Plover ["Carney, Martin" ]
27 Aug Croton point park [Larry Trachtenberg ]
27 Aug Dickcissel @ Kissena park, Queens NY [Cesar Castillo ]
26 Aug Jones Beach West End - Multiple Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black Tern, Jetty peeps [Timothy Healy ]
26 Aug Cupsogue 8/26 [Steve Walter ]
26 Aug East Pond report 8-26-15 [Andrew Baksh ]
25 Aug A.Golden Plover/ Mattituck [robert adamo ]
25 Aug Excellent Evening Flight of Eastern Kingbirds (Suffolk Co.) [Ken Feustel ]
25 Aug Oceanside [syschiff ]
25 Aug Golden Plover [Keith Cashman ]
25 Aug Golden Plover [Keith Cashman ]
24 Aug Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival [Lloyd Spitalnik ]
24 Aug Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
24 Aug Marbled Godwit Continues at Cold Spring Harbor [Ken ]
24 Aug Central Park, NYC - Sunday August 23rd [Deborah Allen ]
24 Aug Dickcissel at RM Park [Pat Aitken ]
24 Aug Re: Jones Beach Inlet jetty- unknown seabird [Sean Sime ]
24 Aug Re:Jones Beach Inlet jetty: Pomarine Jaegar [Robert Taylor ]
24 Aug Jones Beach Inlet jetty- unknown seabird [Robert Taylor ]
24 Aug Plovers no _ Flycatchers yes ! [robert adamo ]
23 Aug Jones Beach Western Sandpiper (Nassau) [Pat Palladino ]
23 Aug Now TWO north shore MARBLED GODWITS (Long Island) [John Gluth ]
23 Aug RE: Dickcissel Robert Moses (Suffolk) [Arie Gilbert ]
23 Aug Dickcissel Robert Moses (Suffolk) [d Futuyma ]
23 Aug Marbled Godwit CSH (Nassau) [d Futuyma ]
23 Aug Red Crossbills in the Adirondacks! & Boreal Chickadees [Joan Collins ]
22 Aug Re:Central Park (NYC - 8/22) [Thomas Fiore ]
22 Aug Central Park, NYC - Saturday August 22, 2015 [Deborah Allen ]
22 Aug Mourning Warbler CP [Alan Drogin ]
22 Aug RE: Marbled Godwit in cold spring harbor [Arie Gilbert ]
22 Aug Prospect Park migrants, 8/22 [Gabriel Willow ]
22 Aug Marbled Godwit in cold spring harbor [Pat Aitken ]
22 Aug Lark Sparrow at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.) [Ken ]
21 Aug NYC Area RBA: 21 August 2015 [Ben Cacace ]
21 Aug Central Park NYC add'l. & signature, 8/21 [Thomas Fiore ]
21 Aug Central Park, NYC 8/21 & prior migration [Thomas Fiore ]
21 Aug Jamaica Bay East Pond, Queens [Michael Yuan ]
21 Aug Coastal Storm Birding (Suffolk & Nassau Counties) [Ken Feustel ]
21 Aug Jones Beach [syschiff ]
20 Aug Central Park NYC Thursday August Augst 20th [Deborah Allen ]

Subject: Buff Breasted Sandpiper- Jones Beach - yes
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 18:28:59 -0400
Still present on "reverse j pond" , seen with Michael Zito

Otherwise nothing else going on

Good birding
Rob in Massapequa

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Subject: Jones Beach Coast Guard - Whimbrel
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:36:35 -0400
Whimbrel flying overhead, circling, hoping it lands

Rob in Massapequa

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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper Continues at West End Ponds (Nassau Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:34:03 -0400
Bob Kurtz called and said he had one of the two previously reported 
Buff-breasted Sandpipers this morning at the west end of the ďJĒ pond. The bird 
was feeding in the tall Salt Marsh Fleabane (rose-colored flowers) that is 
growing abundantly in the dry ponds. 


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Subject: NYC Radar
From: Peter Reisfeld <drpinky AT yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:20:25 -0400
Considering the poor wind and stagnant weather conditions, there are 
surprisingly moderate densities of birds on the NYC metropolitan radar tonight. 
And of interest, they are migrating in a west southwest direction at a clip of 
about 20 knots. Some is likely due to birds leaving, and much may be flyover, 
so it may or may not net us that much more at our migrant traps. However based 
on the direction of migration, this novice at radar wonders whether tomorrow 
morning the flight will be interesting at the coastlines and barrier beaches. 


Happy fall migration birding, 

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Subject: Common Nighthawks, E. Setauket (Suffolk)
From: Douglas Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 20:34:18 -0400
I arrived at 7:20 pm at the Setauket Mill Pond (Oldfield Road/Main Street)
to look for Common Nighthawks overhead, and within a minute or two saw the
first of 7 that flew past between then and 7:40. They followed slightly
variable southwestward paths, roughly parallel to the north shore.

In years past, several observers reported fairly substantial numbers of
migrating Nighthawks along the north shore at this season. Comparative
counts of this declining species might provide useful information.

Doug Futuyma
Stony Brook, NY
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Subject: Jones Beach Buff Breasted Sandpiper- yes
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:35:25 -0400
Right now, just see one "j pond"

Rob in Massapequa
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Subject: Question on purple martins
From: Orhan Birol <orhanbirol4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:54:26 -0400
I have had a colony on my dock for 10 years. This year unprecedented
numbers are coming from Connecticut where they have a banding program and
using my colony for a staging area to go to their roost. I and some
involved in PM research are wondering where this roost site is.
Have anyone on the list have seen thousands of them around dusk, possibly
in the north fork in the last two weeks. The Purple Martin Association
lists north of Riverhead  on the sound around Jacobs point, as a possible
roost site, but not confirmed.
You can answer me off the list if you have confirmation.
Orhan Birol
Shelter Island

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Subject: EPCAL/ Calverton
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:00:44 -0400
I decided to bird somewhere new this morning- EPCAL is definitely a new
type of environment than what I'm used to (beaches, wetlands). Highlights
were Blue Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Red Tailed Hawk,
lots of Chipping Sparrows and Tree Swallows.

Good birding,
Rob in Massapequa
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Subject: Deadline and Name Change
From: Kathryn Schneider <fallline AT nycap.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:17:16 -0400
Just a reminder that discounted lodging at the NYS Birders Conference and NYSOA 
Annual meeting ends September 6th. After this date, the rooms in our block will 
be released and room rates will be based on availability. Registration has been 
brisk so don’t delay! Also, as of September 1 our hotel, formerly the Holiday 
Inn changed its name to the Radisson Hotel. To make your reservation at the 
special conference rate call 518-458-7250 and give the code HMB. Details at 
https://hmbc.net/nysoa/  

 Kathryn Schneider

President and conference co-chair
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Subject: Dune Rd., from Post La. Bridge to Shinnicock Inlet
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:02:17 -0400
Spent a couple of hours (late morning into early afternoon) driving the
above during high tide, and not finding much. I counted 11 Great Egrets,
with 3 of that total, plus a Snowy Egret, being on Lane Island. The only
shorebirds seen were singles of Willet & Western Sandpiper. From start to
finish there were swallows heading west while feeding, many fairly low. Two
of the swarms were quite large, each probably holding more than 100 birds.
I think the overall swallow total for the day was ~ 750 to 800,  the
majority, of which, were Trees.

Cheers,
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Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Cupsogue,L.I.
From: Lee Stocker <lstocker AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:49:03 -0400
Jim Cullen,Dick Belanger and I birdied the falling tide today at Cupsogue. Most 
notable was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper late in the day(with remote i.d. 
assistance from D.Rogers) Three Black terns ,sixteen Royal terns,and six 
Forster's terns were also spotted,along with three Western Willets ,one 
White-Rumped Sandpiper,one Dunlin and thirty Red Knot. 

Thanks. Lee Stocker
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Subject: Buff breasted continuing
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:19:40 +0000
They are now at the western end of the j pond, feeding with some semis.

Beautiful time to be at the beach!

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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:08:22 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* August 31 2015*  NYSY  08. 31. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 24, 2015 - August 31, 2015to report by 
e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma 
National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside 
Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison 
& Cortlandcompiled: August 31  AT 5:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #457 Monday August 31, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of August 24, 2015 Highlights:----------- SANDHILL CRANEAMERICAN GOLDEN 
PLOVERSANDERLINGBUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERWILSON’S 
PHALAROPERED-NECKED PHALAROPEBLACK TERNCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED WOODPECKER 



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

     8/25: A SANDERLING was seen near the Visitor’s Center.     8/27: 9 
species of shorebirds including BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, WILSON’S PHALAROPE 
and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE were seen at the Knox/Marsellus and Puddler’s Marsh 
area.     8/28: A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen from the May’s Point Road 
area.     8/29: A juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed at the Mays 
Point Road nesting site.     8/30: 15 species of shorebirds including 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were 
seen at the Knox/marsellus and Puddler’s Marsh area. 


Onondaga county------------     8/27: 8 species of shorebirds including 
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER and PECTORAL SANDPIPER were seen at Jamesville Beach. 


Oswego County------------
     8/30: 10 species of warblers including 3 CAPE MAYS were seen at a 
private residence in Hastings. 


Madison county------------
     8/27: A SANDHILL CRANE was spotted on Gee Road north of 
Chittenango.     8/30: 8 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen at the Sky High 
Sod Farm north of Chittenango. 


Oneida County------------
     8/25: 5 species of shorebirds including a SANDERLING were seen at Delta 
Lake. 


Cayuga County------------
     8/27: 5 BLACK TERNS were seen at West Barrier Park in Fair Haven.   
  8/28: 2 adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were again seen bringing food to a nest 
at West Barrier Beach in Fair Haven.      

     

           

      --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Two Buffies still Present on "J" Pond, West End (Nassau Co.)
From: Ken <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:47:52 -0400
Flying frequently over "J" Pond. Landing briefly to feed.

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Subject: Buff-brested Sandpiper-yes
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:46:30 -0400
Jones Beach-mud flats between the West End parking lots. 31 Aug

Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) met Bob as he was leaving about 1:15. The 
Buff-breasted had been moving around since it was found the "J" flat but was 
not there when we arrived. We spread out and walked through (meeting Robert 
Taylor on the way). They had flown off.just before we got there. We proceeded 
east through the three flats without luck and on our return found the two 
shorebirds feeding with a Killdeer on the edge just at the west entrance into 
the flats. There were Robins and Starlings on the ground. As we watched, 
something got all the birds up and the two Buff-breasted flew into the 
direction of the "J" field. This was at 2:50 PM. 


The birds fed in the cover of the vegetation never coming out into the open 
areas and were moving, not feeding in one spot. Patience and move slowly. The 
birds are easily spooked. 


Sy

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Subject: Central Park, NYC - Sunday August 30th
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:10:27 -0400
Central Park, NYC
Sunday August 30th
OBS: R. DeCandido, D. Allen, m.ob. on birdwalk

Gadwall - Turtle Pond and Reservoir before walk
Bald Eagle - circling over Warbler Rock 2:22pm after walk
Spotted Sandpiper - Reservoir before walk
Herring Gull - flyovers
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-beilled Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker & Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon - juvenile over Maintenance Field
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo - singing at Maintenance Field
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee - before walk
Tufted Titmouse 
Carolina Wren - juvenile
Veery - Indian Cave 
Gray Catbird - still some noticeably younger birds
Cedar Waxwing - small flock
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula - Maintenance Field before the walk
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler - Turtle Pond before the walk
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Canada Warbler
Scarlet Tanager - Warbler Rock
House Finch
American Goldfinch


The three usual gull species (Great Black-backed, Herring & Ring-billed) and 
Double-crested Cormorants at the Reservoir before & after the walk. 


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Subject: Buff breasted Sandpiper
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:54:40 -0400
Flew off towards thecSwale.at West End 2.

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Subject: Gull breasted Sandpipers
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:35:50 -0400
Bill Hanley found 2 Buff breasted Sandpipers possibly a third flew off.
They are currently being viewed at the western most pond at West End 2
Nature center Jones Beach StTe Park.
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Subject: Re: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:46:29 -0400
Some photos from yesterday's Shorebird Festival can be seen here

 



I should add that during yesterday's presentation, I learned that the
superintendent of Gateway, Jennifer Nersesian, announced that the breach to
the West Pond will be closed. That is the text message I received while I
was at the north end of the East Pond with a small group who stayed with
me.  While there is no timeline or details associated with her
announcement, it has to be seen as a positive development that we at least
have on RECORD, someone from National Park Service committing to closing
the breach.

l want to also add that I am grateful that Lloyd, Don and Kevin continue to
organize this event which is so much needed at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
I hope they continue to do so for many years to come. If you missed the
event yesterday, think about attending next year. The usage of places like
the refuge for wildlife observation is very key to how decisions are made
in maintaining and enhancing existing wildlife habitats.

Cheers,


On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Lloyd Spitalnik <
lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com> wrote:

> We had a fabulous day with approx. 170 people attending throughout the
> day. I want to thank Tom Burke, Gail Benson, Doug Gochfeld and Andrew Baksh
> for their invaluable help as field leaders. They were really great.
> Although the quantity of birds wasn't there we did have many Stilt
> Sandpipers and Western Sandpipers up very close. There were a couple of
> Black Terns and one Gull-billed Tern. Of course there were Semipalmated
> Sandpipers and Plovers along with White-rumped Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper,
> Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher and both Yellowlegs. Earlier in
> the morning Andrew (Birding Dude) Baksh saw a Baird's which we couldn't
> relocate.
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> very entertaining and informative look at his new book "Birding by
> Impression"  part of the Peterson series.
> I want to publicly than the hard working people of Gateway National
> Recreation Area especially Jen Nersesian. Also NYC Audubon and the American
> Littoral Society for sponsoring the event.
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Subject: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:46:30 -0400
We had a fabulous day with approx. 170 people attending throughout the day.
I want to thank Tom Burke, Gail Benson, Doug Gochfeld and Andrew Baksh for
their invaluable help as field leaders. They were really great.
Although the quantity of birds wasn't there we did have many Stilt
Sandpipers and Western Sandpipers up very close. There were a couple of
Black Terns and one Gull-billed Tern. Of course there were Semipalmated
Sandpipers and Plovers along with White-rumped Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper,
Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher and both Yellowlegs. Earlier in
the morning Andrew (Birding Dude) Baksh saw a Baird's which we couldn't
relocate.
We finished the day with a presentation given by Kevin Karlson. He gave a
very entertaining and informative look at his new book "Birding by
Impression"  part of the Peterson series.
I want to publicly than the hard working people of Gateway National
Recreation Area especially Jen Nersesian. Also NYC Audubon and the American
Littoral Society for sponsoring the event.

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Subject: South Fork LI: Black-capped Petrel bonanza during offshore fishing trip
From: Angus Wilson <oceanwanderers AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:45:29 -0400
Today [29 Aug 2015] John Shemilt, Rich Fried and I fished over two of the
canyons off eastern Long Island (Suffolk Co.), enjoying flat seas and
almost no wind. The indisputable highlight of a wonderful day on the water
were a series of BLACK-CAPPED PETRELS, concentrated over the McMaster
Canyon (known to local fishermen as the "Claw") and adjacent eastern slope.
The water temp was a consistent 81-82 F and the good bird were along the
500 fathom contour.

Conservatively we photographed at least eleven Black-caps, with the largest
flock being of six together. The number of separate encounters exceeded
this - more like twenty or so -  but it was impossible to rule out some of
these as repeats. We also found a number of BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETRELS,
often times roosting with the Black-caps, and a handful of molting LEACH'S
STORM-PETRELS.  AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS were quite numerous and we saw at
least five BRIDLED TERNS during the day. A nice pod of 20+ SOWERBY'S BEAKED
WHALES topped the cetacean list.

To put today's excitement in context, these were the first non-hurricane
related Black-caps that John and I have encountered in NYS waters, despite
many trips over the years. We still need to ponder the possible causes,
whether it be the sustained incursion of Gulf Stream water or the effects
of tropical storms to the south.

Hopefully the folks going on tomorrow's pelagic with Paul Guris and company
will find this news useful and we look forward to hearing what you find.

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New York City, NY

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Subject: Central Park NYC Saturday August 29, 2015
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:07:11 -0400
Central Park NYC -Ramble
Saturday August 29, 2015
OBS: R. DeCandido, D. Allen, m.ob. on bird walk

Osprey
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo - adult
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-capped Chickadde
Tufted Titmouse
House Wren - juvenile
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Baypoll Warbler (quick look probably Blackpoll)
Magnolia Warbler
Canada Warbler
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Deborah Allen


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Subject: Shorebirds - no _ Raptors - yes
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:37:07 -0400
This afternoon I opted for checking the sod farms again, starting at
Doctors Path, Riverhead, and ending with the fields on Main Rd. (Rt.25)
Peconic. All told, I looked over 11 of them, without seeing 1
shorebird...yes, that is correct, not even a single Killdeer !

On Oregon Rd., Cutchogue, I found Mathews Cashman and his wife out for a
little birding, with dinner to follow. Checking the fields on Bridge La.,
Cutchogue (where the 1st of the season (for the North Fork) A.Golden Plover
was found by John Wittenberg ~ a week ago, we found 3 Red-tailed Hawks, a
Merlin and a Peregrine Falcon. Before meeting the Cashman's, I had one
Turkey Vulture (Lonesome George ?) farther w/on Oregon Rd.

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Subject: Jones Beach
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:44:13 -0400
Jones Beach 29 Aug

Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) went down to the West End after lunch. Low tide. 
The bar and surrounding beaches were covered with boaters and beach goers. We 
went over to the ponds between the two parking lots. They are now completely 
dried out. A week ago there was some wetness and 1,000+ shorebirds. Today we 
managed a grand total throughout of 5; one unidentified flying off, 2 LEAST 
SANDPIPERS (expected) and surprisingly, 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS. The shorebirds 
wee feeding in same species pairs. 


Hope the Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay has better luck.

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Subject: Lark Sparrow Kings
From: Tom Preston <tpreston87 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:56:49 -0700
Coney island creek park. Spotted by Doug Gochfeld. Seen on two different 
occasions may still be around 


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Subject: Central Park, NYC 8/28 & prior migration
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:30:45 -0400
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City - Friday, 28 August 2015 (& prior  
days)

The past week featured some slack earlier, in land bird migration, but  
then an obvious uptick again by Wed. 8/26, when (at least) 18 warbler  
species were recorded in Central, as well as Olive-sided Flycatcher.   
Since at least Sunday there have been a few Common Nighthawks drifting  
thru, most seen in late-day/dusk hours, with at least a couple in very  
early morning, as well.  It is getting into the thick of typical peak  
time for them, & it's possible a lot more could be moving, esp. in  
select locations.  With very favorable wind & weather, a lot of  
migrants have also sailed right on past, to points well south, and so  
the numbers of most birds have been fairly modest on their stopover  
visits.

That recent push became a bit more robust Thursday, 8/27, a further  
enrichment of warblers included a couple of Cape May, with an adult  
male in the n. woods (early at the Blockhouse), another around  
Strawberry Fields, plus a good selection of the more-regular spp.,  
with more Magnolia, N. Parula, Chestnut-sided, Ovenbird, & some others  
having increased. The majority of warblers by far are still American  
Redstart, for now.  This morning, it was still plenty busy in patches,  
and numbers of some more-common migrants have again increased a bit,  
warblers & flycachers & vireos, along with Baltimore Orioles. At least  
5 Bobolinks came thru early Thurs. & likely more were moving each day.

Tanagers also are beginning to swell a little, Scarlet still the  
default & only sp. thus far noted.  Of vireos, the n. end produced a  
nice look at a Philadelphia Vireo on Wed., allowing comparison with  
nearby Warbling & Red-eyed, always helpful & welcome when it happens  
that way; there are a couple more sightings reported, one just this  
morning.   The majority of vireos continue to be the latter 2 commoner  
spp.   A hint of later-in-fall migrants was given by a single Ruby- 
crowned Kinglet in the n. end on Thurs. (a little on the early side).   
Also noted Wed. at the confluence of wildflower meadow & Loch path,  
was an adult-plumaged Hooded Warbler with the full 'hoodie' -other  
Hoodeds had been seen lately in other areas of Central, in addition.   
And Worm-eating Warbler also was found Wed., as well as Tennessee on 3  
days in a row - Wed. thru to today.

At least 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo was in the n. end Thurs., and a fair  
mix of flycatchers featuring E. Wood-Pewees, Great Cresteds, and a  
number of Empidonax, with Least, and Yellow-bellied, & possibly a few  
of the other expected species in various views - and mostly, all  
silent.  Thrushes are still hard to come by, with local Wood seemingly  
moved-out, & the very modest flurry of Veery & (early) Swainson's  
Thrush having come & gone, but some Veery do continue, & the other  
thrushes, except Hermit, may begin to appear as Sept. rolls in, or  
rather as serious "cold" (or at least cold-somewhere-in-Canada fronts  
come along too...

Also found to be active was a bit of diurnal (daytime) migration on  
the fresh NW winds of Thurs., with hummingbirds (all apparent Ruby- 
throated) at the rate of 3-4 per hour in the early a.m., then again  
later in the day; a nice movement of swallows, esp. Barn, and a modest  
few batches of E. Kingbirds with intermittent observation of the sky,  
at least 25[+] moving south thru a.m. & p.m. hours Wed. - the a.m., at  
least, also featured a passage of Snowy Egret (also Great, but Snowy  
dominant) on the east-west flyover route that's well-observed over the  
n. end of Central Park; I stopped counting after 60, in 3 hrs.

There was also a nice mix of passerine movement in very early morning,  
mostly moving south at & over tree-top level, but some headed "wrong- 
way" due north at first light & for 1/2 hr. to sunrise, as well as  
some additional such movement even in late morning; some were clearly  
warblers or vireos, but there were others in that mix as well.  Of  
course Chimney Swifts have also been a part of daily movements & today  
the numbers seemed to get a bit larger in terms of clear migrators,  
moving obviously s.w. in batches. Oh, and it can be mentioned that a  
few Bald Eagles were moving, too on Thurs., as the clouds that  
appeared offered decent viewing... Osprey, as well.

All of the central dike is now exposed at the reservoir in Central,  
the chance for a few shorebirds stopping in there may continue, albeit  
a low chance for much.

As an aside, anyone who got to be at Cape May, N.J. &/or the bayshore,  
Thurs. morning, might have been treated to a spectacle of tens of  
thousands of dawn passerine (& other) migrants, going towards  
Delaware, ultimately headed to where many spend 7-8 months of each  
year in the Caribbean, Central & S. America.

good end-of-August birding,

Tom Fiore,
Manhattan


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Subject: Croton point Park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:42:56 +0000
This morning the yellow breasted chat made another brief appearance re-found by 
Jeff Seneca. Also heard (but not seen by me) although later photographed by 
Jeff was a yellow billed cuckoo. Both birds were on the low road in vicinity of 
wine cellars. 


L. Trachtenberg
Ossining 

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Subject: Bryant Park
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:21:42 -0400
In consort with the arrival of early migrants in the other parks throughout 
NYC, I checked Bryant Park daily this week. All action appeared to be in the 
begonia patches - mostly behind the Southwest Porch and across from the Bryant 
Park shed. An abundance of Common Yellow-throated Warblers and Redstarts (nice 
to see them from above flitting around the ground), plus one Northern 
Waterthrush on Wednesday. In front of the library on 5th Avenue today was an 
Eastern Wood Peewee. 


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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 28 August 2015
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:06:11 -0400
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 28, 2015
* NYNY1508.28

- Birds Mentioned

AUDUBON’S SHEARWATER+
WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL+
LEACH’S STORM-PETREL+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory’s Shearwater
Peregrine Falcon
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
American Avocet
Whimbrel
MARBLED GODWIT
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
POMARINE JAEGER
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Worm-eating Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
LARK SPARROW
DICKCISSEL

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

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

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

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Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 28, 2015
at 6:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL, AUDUBON’S
SHEARWATER, POMARINE JAEGER, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT,
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, PROTHONOTARY and GOLDEN-WINGED
WARBLERS, LARK and CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, and DICKCISSEL.

Of note especially to those joining the upcoming pelagic trip, a fishing
boat last Friday 80 miles south of Montauk encountered 1 WHITE-FACED
STORM-PETREL, 1 LEACH’S STORM-PETREL and 3 AUDUBON’S SHEARWATERS among the
birds seen.

Interesting for a seabird seldom seen here on land was a POMARINE JAEGER
spotted at Jones Beach West End Monday morning on the beach inside Jones
Inlet a little passed the fisherman’s access parking lot.  Also at West
End, the BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was not noted after Saturday, but there was a
reasonable variety of shorebirds during the week as well as a few LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS and BLACK TERNS.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was preset at the south
end of the East Pond last Saturday afternoon, but the only other shorebird
of real note there this week was a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE spotted yesterday
morning just north of the Raunt.  There have been some juvenile WESTERN
SANDPIPERS recently, with pond counts up to 7, and a fly-by WHIMBREL was
reported Wednesday.  A single PECTORAL SANDPIPER and a few WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS have been among the species using the pond, but the PEREGRINE
FALCONS continue to be a problem, often almost clearing the pond
completely; one Peregrine’s dramatic chase of the AMERICAN AVOCET a week
earlier, covering half the length of the pond, with the Avocet finally
crash diving into the water, where it swam for the next half hour, may have
been responsible for the Avocet’s departure.  Also on the East Pond have
been 2 lingering GULL-BILLED TERNS, 2 BLACK TERNS Wednesday and a CASPIAN
TERN sitting in the north end gull roost last Sunday.

Staying with the shorebirds, an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER flew by Robert Moses
State Park last Saturday morning, and 1 appeared on a field along Mill Lane
in Mattituck Tuesday and Wednesday.

Three separate MARBLED GODWITS featured 1 in Cold Spring Harbor across from
the fish hatchery Saturday to Tuesday, 1 at Sunken Meadows State Park
Sunday afternoon, and 1 at Cupsogue County Park Wednesday.  Also at
Cupsogue, a distant CORY’S SHEARWATER and 2 BLACK TERNS on the flats
Saturday were followed by 15 ROYAL TERNS there Wednesday.

Among the increasing numbers of migrating passerines, a couple of unusual
ones at Robert Moses State Park were a LARK SPARROW last Saturday and
presumably the same bird again Wednesday, and DICKCISSEL noted Sunday,
Monday, Thursday and today around the periphery of parking field 2.
Another DICKCISSEL was spotted Wednesday by the Velodrome parking lot at
Kissena Park in Queens and one also visited Coney Island Creek Park in
Brooklyn today.  Also today a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW appeared around the edge
of the main parking lot at Captree State Park.

Highlights among the Warblers have been a GOLDEN-WINGED at Greenwood
Cemetery in Brooklyn Thursday and a PROTHONOTARY out east at Trout Pond
Park in Noyak last Saturday.  In the city parks, especially Central and
Prospect, a couple of MOURNING WARBLERS have been noted this week, joining
a decent variety that has included WORM-EATING, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL,
CAPE MAY, HOODED and WILSON’S, though numbers of the more unusual species
remain expectedly low.

Among the other landbirds reported have been OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS, and a notable movement of EASTERN KINGBIRDS Tuesday evening at
Heckscher State Park featured 223 EASTERN KINGBIRDS moving by in flocks of
up to 30 birds.  Also notable, a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was in Prospect Park
today and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found at Croton Point Park in
Westchester Wednesday.

To phone in reports, on Long Island call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126, or
weekdays call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483.

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Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow Captree SP
From: Shaibal Mitra <Shaibal.Mitra AT csi.cuny.edu>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:25:35 +0000
Pete Morris and I found a Clay-colored Sparrow along the southeast corner of 
the northeast lot at Captree SP, Suffolk, LI. 


The bird struck me as not quite typical in a couple of ways and the date is 
slightly early for a southbound bird on LI, but it clearly showed a nice 
auricular patch edge in black below, completely pale lores, a brown rump, and 
nice buffy breast and flanks. 


Some photos can be seen at the end of this album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/109808209543611018404/LongIslandMiscellany2015

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

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Subject: Goose season opens Sept. 1st
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:18:05 -0400
To be aware:

For most of New York State, the Canada Goose hunting season will open
Tuesday, September 1st. The season on Long Island, except NYC, will open
September 8th.



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Subject: Jones Beach Coast Guard, Jamaica Bay East Pond
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:29:20 -0400
I'll just mention the highlights:
Jones Beach Coast Guard sandbar- 7 Red Knots

Jamaica Bay- shorebird numbers very low but there is a variety if you work
to find them:
both yellowlegs,
1 White Rumped Sandpiper
3 juvi Western Sandpipers
5 Short Billed Dowitchers
1 Pectoral Sandpiper  (finally found one)

I also found a Pied Billed Grebe and a Brant among the Canadas.

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Subject: Sandhill Cranes/Black-billed Cuckoo/Red Crossbills/Boreal Chickadees/Black-backed Woodpecker, etc.
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:28:39 -0400
A few late August sightings:

 

Hermit Thrushes and Eastern Wood-Pewees vocalize outside our home throughout
the day.  I have observed many fledgling Hermit Thrushes in August - it
appears late nesting was widespread this year.  Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkeys,
and Common Loons have also been observed with small young late this year.

 

8/26/15 Tupper Lake (Franklin Co.) and Long Lake (Hamilton Co.)

 

On my way back to Long Lake from Potsdam, I drove down Stetson Road in
Tupper Lake hoping to find the 2 Sandhill Cranes that have been observed in
this area for 2 months now.  I found them!  I had my camera with me and took
quite a few photos (posted to Facebook below).  Based on where the
observations have been over the past two months, the birds are feeding in
fields close to the Raquette River.  The area between Stetson Road and the
Raquette River is marshy.  I observed them in a field by mailbox 131 at
about 2:45 p.m.  Eventually, they disappeared into the trees at the back of
the field - in the direction of the river.  Beautiful birds!  As I finished
the drive on Stetson Road, a Bald Eagle flew over my car.

 

In the morning, I observed a Gray Jay perched at the top of a tree along
Route 30 in the vicinity of John Dillon Park.

 

8/25/15 Roosevelt Truck Trail (Essex Co.)

 

We had beautiful weather for the Roosevelt Truck Trail field trip
cosponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Dept. and Northern NY
Audubon.  Long Lake's "Little Bus" dropped us at the northern trailhead and
picked us up at the southern trailhead, so we only had to walk 2.5 miles on
a thru-hike.  We spent a lot of time looking at fungus, wildflowers, and
tracks in addition to birds.  Here are some of the species found:

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Black-backed Woodpecker - female (another woodpecker was foraging nearby,
but it was way too wet to bushwhack!)

Pileated Woodpecker

Boreal Chickadee - 9

Winter Wren - several

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Swainson's Thrush - 1

Hermit Thrush - several

Ovenbird

Magnolia Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Purple Finch

 

Flowers (will post some photos to Facebook soon):

New England Aster

Bladder Campion

Turtlehead

Pearly Everlasting

White Aster

Heal-all

Common St. Johnswort

Goldenrod

Spotted Touch-me-not

Blind Gentian

Dewdrop

Eyebright

Deptford Pink

 

8/24/15 Long Lake

 

A Hermit Thrush was singing outside our home (about 10 days later than when
they typically stop singing).  An American Kestrel migrant was along Route
30 in Long Lake.  I visited Sabattis Bog and as I headed back to my car, I
observed a Black Bear running down the road toward me!  I left the car door
open (just in case) as I got my scope out.  The bear ran into the forest and
then it would dart across the road - several times.  Sadly, its back right
leg appeared to be broken (mangled) and just hanging.  It was able to run,
but I wondered if it could climb a tree.  Strangely enough, Thomas Cullen,
summit steward for Mount Arab, was on the 8/25 field trip and he said that a
visitor mentioned they hit a Black Bear on Sabattis Road with their car -
and that the bear limped into the forest.  It is likely the same bear I saw.
Very sad.

 

8/23/15 Minerva (Essex Co.) and Long Lake

 

I observed two male Red Crossbills foraging and drinking water for 1.5 hours
in Minerva.  The crossbills called when they flew in, but were silent as
they foraged on Red Spruce cones.  I took many photos and videos of their
behavior (foraging, drinking (upside down!), and a bird cleaning its bill on
a piece of wood sticking out of a stump in the water).  As I watched the Red
Crossbills, 3 Boreal Chickadees flew all around me!  I ignored them to watch
the crossbills!  A Northern Harrier flew over a nearby marsh and a Swamp
Sparrow sang.  I saw several Broad-winged Hawks on the move.  I also
observed a Great Blue Heron juvenile in the Hudson River and heard a Gray
Catbird along the edge of the river.

 

I fed 3 Gray Jays at Sabattis Bog.  A Blue Jay was un-caching their food!

 

8/22/15 Minerva (Roosevelt Truck Trail, Railroad bed, and locations along
Route 28N)

 

Some of the 38 species found:

 

Ruffed Grouse - family group

Wild Turkey - with small young

Broad-winged Hawk - several

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - feeding on Spotted Touch-me-nots

Belted Kingfisher

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Black-backed Woodpecker - 2 (Along Route 28N and the railroad bed)

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Alder Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Kingbird - 2

Boreal Chickadee - 19 (Groups of 3 and 3 along Route 28N and 13 along the
Roosevelt Truck Trail in groups of 4, 4, & 5)

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Purple Finch

Red Crossbill - 7

Amer. Goldfinch

 

8/16/15 Long Lake

 

The day after my younger son's wedding, there was another warbler wave
outside our home, and it held a couple of surprises this day!  A Brewster's
Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo were in the mix - both a first for our
property!  After breakfast, I gasped when I heard a Black-billed Cuckoo
vocalizing outside our kitchen window - also a first for our property!  I
took photos of the bird with my scope and iPhone attachment.  A non-birder
friend was staying with us and she was ecstatic and declared this was now
her favorite bird species!  I also took a video of the bird as it sang -
will post to Facebook when I have time.

 

Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/ 

http://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Subject: R-n Phalarope
From: 10000birdsblogger AT gmail.com
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:22:15 -0400
There is a Red-necked Phalarope at Jamaica Bay on the East Pond just north of 
the Raunt. 


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Subject: Re: American Golden Plover - No
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:55:41 -0400
Although more than 30 Killdeer were present, the A. Golden Plover was not seen 
this morning. 


Pat Palladino


> On Aug 27, 2015, at 9:18 AM, Carney, Martin  wrote:
> 
> A little bit of a late notice, but I saw the Golden Plover in the same 
location -- near 2230 Mill Ln., east side of road -- around 12:30 pm yesterday 
afternoon....Martin Carney 

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Subject: Golden-winged Warbler at Greenwood Cemetery
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:20:49 -0400
Had a nice variety of warblers and other migrants on the hill on the west side 
of the crescent water. 


Highlighted by a female Golden-winged Warbler at top (south west corner) of 
hill last seen working the hill top and pushing north 

Also
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush

Plus Great-crested Flycatcher 
Eastern Pewee
Least Flycatcher



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Subject: American Golden Plover
From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym AT fordhamprep.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:18:14 -0400
A little bit of a late notice, but I saw the Golden Plover in the same
location -- near 2230 Mill Ln., east side of road -- around 12:30
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Subject: Croton point park
From: Larry Trachtenberg <Trachtenberg AT amsllp.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:46:07 +0000
At 6:30 met recent SUNY ESF grad Kyle Bardwell -- who has secured employment in 
his chosen field of environmental engineering -- for some early morning birding 
at The Point. Having to leave just before 8, he is learning how work gets in 
the way of a beautiful morning in the field. Lots of birds around particularly 
on the low road to the wine cellars. Best was yellow breasted chat other 
warblers included pine, prairie, magnolia, black + white, redstart and likely 
others flitting around. Also several BG gnatcatcher, rt hummingbird, waxwings, 
RE vireo, UI flycatcher, a small movement of E kingbird, a large movement of 
Baltimore Orioles maybe 20 feeding by wine cellars, several osprey, at least 2 
adult bald eagle, and one kestrel hovering on landfill. Then work interfered 
and we left. 


To Kyle and all other recent grads, not to bum you out, but here's an anthem 
from The Boss: 


"Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes, man takes his lunch and walks out 
in the morning light; it's the working, the working, just the working life." 


Factory (Springsteen c. 1978) 

L. Trachtenberg
Ossining


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Subject: Dickcissel @ Kissena park, Queens NY
From: Cesar Castillo <czar3233 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:51:03 -0700
There is a female or immature type Dickcissel at the velodrome parking lot in 
Kissena park, †Queens. †It is giving is distinctive flight call as it moves 
around, †and is associating with house sparrows. † † 


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Subject: Jones Beach West End - Multiple Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Black Tern, Jetty peeps
From: Timothy Healy <tph56 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:17:55 -0400
I spent the last hours of daylight on the shore at Jones Beach West End
today. It was not intended as a birding trip, but I still managed to spy
some interesting visitors. The local breeders were out in force, with
several young Piping Plovers and Least Terns observed and Common Terns
still ferrying fish. Large resting flocks of Sanderlings and plenty of
feeding individuals were present, along with a few Black-bellied Plovers.
Down by the jetty, I spotted a non-breeding plumage Black Tern, obviously
dark-backed and short-tailed with a white forehead, flying around. A walk
out the jetty turned up several Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers along
with a Semipalmated Plover and a Spotted Sandpiper. Walking back to the lot
along the surf I encountered three(!) Lesser Black-backed Gulls. All were
2nd or 3rd cycle birds, with brown mixed into their dark slate-grey
upperparts. They were markedly smaller than the nearby Great BB's and
Herring Gulls, which provided an easy comparison to confirm my ID
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Subject: Cupsogue 8/26
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:56:47 -0400
I made my fifth and probably final Cupsogue trip of the year. Like every
other one, there wasn't really anything to get excited about. And yet, I
came home with over 800 pictures. Hey, even Herring Gulls do interesting
things. 

 

Terns featured a season high for me 15 Royals, a site high for me 23
Forster's, and 2 lingering Leasts (an adult and a juvenile transitioning out
of that plumage).

 

I observed 15 species of shorebirds, although Killdeer, a Marbled Godwit,
and White-rumped Sandpiper were just fly-bys. Species in sight much of the
time were Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, American Oystercatcher,
Willet (up to 28), Greater Yellowlegs, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, and
Semipalmated Sandpiper. I had hoped to enhance my Red Knot photo collection,
but the 12 that appeared didn't do so until late, joining Black-bellies and
Short-billed Dowitchers in a tidal roost (which I stay clear of). My
impression is that the Cupsogue flats have fallen into disfavor as a feeding
spot for Knots, since Sandy decimated some of the mussel beds.

 

The presumably same summering Dunlin also made an appearance on the incoming
tide. Not that I need Oystercatcher pictures, but one individual made itself
available for a nice series, so I took it up on the offer. When I got home,
I saw a gold colored, engraved band on the left leg. That's a different
scheme from what I've previously seen on Oystercatchers. It's not as easily
readable, but I should be able to decipher it.  

 

The invisible pterosaur was also around. That's my story to explain the
periodic frantic flying off of the terns and shorebirds, when there is no
visible threat. Alas, the 800 pictures don't include it. 

 

Also, 7 Mute Swans came by....bet you wanted that update.

 

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Subject: East Pond report 8-26-15
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:31:00 -0400
This morning I birded the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, on the
rising tide. I was on the pond just after first light and covered the pond
from south to north and back.

The total shorebird numbers were just about 500 which is way down from a
week ago.

In all, there were 13 species of shorebirds which did not include the
Avocet. To my knowledge this bird has not been seen since last Friday.
Shorebird highlights included 1 Pectoral Sandpiper and 7 juvenile Western
Sandpipers.

Non shorebirding highlights included 1 juvenile Black Tern and the 2
continuing juvenile adult Gull-billed Tern.

Green-winged Teal numbers are on the rise with 63 counted today. Mute Swans
are up to 144....bet you wanted that update.

Cheers,

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śěó Quiet as the forest
ÁĀę Conquer like the fire
ŚĪĪ Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu   *The Art of War*


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Subject: A.Golden Plover/ Mattituck
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:05:53 -0400
Thanks to Keith Cashman, I hightailed it out to the sod fields on Mill La.,
just n/o Sound Ave and saw the single A.Golden Plover he found earlier
today. The bird, still in mostly alternate plumage, was in the e/s field,
along with 14 Killdeers, with 2 more Killdeers in the w/s field. While
passing the North Fork Preserve, Jamesport on the way out, I observed a
lone Turkey Vulture (Lonesome George ?) circling overhead.

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Subject: Excellent Evening Flight of Eastern Kingbirds (Suffolk Co.)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:28:10 -0400
Sue and I went to Heckscher State Park this evening to see if any Nighthawks 
were migrating through the park. We failed to see any nighthawks, but did 
witness an impressive movement of Eastern Kingbirds. From the Field 7 parking 
lot we recorded two hundred and twenty-three birds moving south in groups of 
fifteen to thirty birds. It should be interesting to see if many are seen on 
the barrier beach tomorrow. 


Ken & Sue Feustel

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Subject: Oceanside
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:44:17 -0400
Marine Nature Study Area  25 Aug

A pair of COMMON RAVENS flew over head circling as they drifted east. A CLAPPER 
RAIL chick was seen briefly and a MARSH WREN was chattering in the phragmites 
to the west of the office. 


The resident WILLETS are now mostly gone. Seen were a single, silent adult and 
2 separate almost fully grown birds of the year. 


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Subject: Golden Plover
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:20:39 -0400
Poor IPhone photo. 


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Subject: Golden Plover
From: Keith Cashman <goshwk AT yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:15:51 -0400
Currently viewing an adult Golden Plover on Mill La north of Sound 
Ave.,Mattituck. Associated with a large group of Killdeer. 


2000-2230 Mill Ln, Mattituck, NY 11952
http://goo.gl/maps/PJ3aZ


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Subject: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
From: Lloyd Spitalnik <lloyd AT lloydspitalnikphotos.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:18:07 -0400
10th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

Come join us this Saturday August 29th for the Jamaica Bay Shorebird
Festival sponsored by NYC Audubon, Gateway National Recreation Area,
 American Littoral Society and your hosts Don Riepe, Kevin Karlson and
Lloyd Spitalnik.

We’ll meet at the visitor’s center located in Broad Channel, Queens, NY at
7:30am.

There will be coffee and snacks before we start the festivities.

At about 8am there will be a field trip to the East Pond where you’ll be
able to learn about these long distance migrants as they make  their return
trip  from the breeding grounds up north. We should see Least Sandpiper,
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Lesser
and Greater Yellowlegs and Short-billed Dowitcher. Other species are
usually there as well. We’ll probably have a few surprise visitors.

After the walk we’ll have a few indoor presentations. An hour break for
lunch and then another guided walk. Stay for the final presentation given
by Kevin Karlson. He is a co-author of the Shorebird Guide. It’s the best
guide book for identifying these challenging critters. His talk will be on
his new book “Birding by Impression.

Although the event is free we urge you to contribute a nominal $20.00 to
help defray the costs for putting on the festival.

You should wear a pair of boots or old shoes you don’t care about getting
dirty. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have them. A camera
with a 300mm or larger lens is optional.

Hope to see you there.


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:15:10 +0000 (UTC)
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* August 24 2015*  NYSY  08. 24. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):August 17, 2015 - August 24, 2015to report by 
e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma 
National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside 
Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison 
& Cortlandcompiled: August 24  AT 4:00 p.m. (DST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga 
Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #456 Monday August 24, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week 
of August 17, 2015 Highlights:----------- 

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERWILLET (WESTERN)WHIMBRELBUFF-BREASTED 
SANDPIPERSTILT SANDPIPERLONG-BILLED DOWITCHERSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERWILSON’S 
PHALAROPERED-NECKED PHALAROPEFORSTER’S TERNCOMMON NIGHTHAWKRED-HEADED 
WOODPECKERYELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERCAPE MAY WARBLERWILSON’S WARBLER 



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

     Again this week nineteen species of Shorebirds were reported from the 
complex.     8/21: Thirteen species of shorebirds were found along the 
Wildlife Drive. A WILLET was seen for most of the day at LaRue’s Lagoon. A 
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the second Thruway Pond. Unfortunately 
neither of these birds were seen the next day.     8/22: Nine species of 
shorebirds were found at Knox-Marsellus and Puddler’s Marshes. Highlights 
were both WILSON’S and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was 
seen in the morning and again in the evening at VanDyne Spoor Marsh.     
8/23: Both PHALAROPES were relocated at Knox-Marsellus Pond. 2 adult and 1 
juvenile RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at the nesting site on Mays Point 
Road. The YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was again seen at VanDyne Spoor Marsh 


Onondaga County------------
     8/22: A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at the South Meadow Nature 
Area in Tully.     8/23: 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen from Jamesville Ave. 
in Syracuse.     8/24: 8 species of Warblers including a WILSON’S were 
seen at the confluence of the Oneida and Seneca Rivers on River Road south of 
Phoenix. 


Oswego County------------
     8/22: A CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen in Hastings.

Madison County------------
     8/23: 16 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in flight over the village of 
Hamilton. 


Oneida county------------
     8/22: Six species of Shorebirds including two SANDERLINGS were seen at 
Delta Lake. 


Herkimer County------------
     8/17: 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen at the McKoons Wetland south of 
Richfield Springs. 


Cayuga County------------
     8/21: A FORSTER’S TERN was seen at Fair Haven State Park. 2 
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen going to a nest at West Barrier Beach in Fair 
Haven.     8/22: A WHIMBREL was seen in flight at Fair Haven State Park. 


           

      --  end report


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Subject: Marbled Godwit Continues at Cold Spring Harbor
From: Ken <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:51:11 -0400
Present today at 12:00PM in lower Cold Spring Harbor (Suffolk Co.) just north 
of NYS Route 25A. 


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Subject: Central Park, NYC - Sunday August 23rd
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:48:15 -0400
Central Park, NYC - Ramble
Sunday August 23, 2015
OBS: R. DeCandido, D. Allen, m.ob. on bird walk

Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - two near the Summer House, one Mugger's Woods
Downy Woodpecker - juvenile
Northern Flicker - pair with fresh tail feathers
Olive-sided Flycatcher (before the walk at Gill Overlook - usually it likes a 
spot overlooking Azalea Pond) 

Empidonax Flycatcher at Maintenance field - probably Least, not a great look
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow 
Black-capped Chickadee
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Canada Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch - all molting
American Goldfinch - 2 males

Jean Shum reported that one of the young Red-tailed Hawks from the 5th Avenue 
nest that had been in rehab at Winorr was released in the park on Sunday. The 
bird is color-marked blue at the top of the belly band. 


Waiting for the next cold front,

Deborah Allen

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Subject: Dickcissel at RM Park
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:33:00 +0000
Saw it in the pine trees at the edge of the lot with house sparrows.

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Subject: Re: Jones Beach Inlet jetty- unknown seabird
From: Sean Sime <sean AT seansime.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:52:48 -0400
Robert sent me a photo which I have uploaded to this link.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/103866258 AT N08/20815494086/in/dateposted-public/

Certainly a Jaeger and although the tail is not visible the size of the
bird, thickness and length of bill as well as the extent of the dark hood
below the bill all point towards Pomarine.

Great find, Robert!!!!

Cheers,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 7:17 AM, Robert Taylor  wrote:

> Wanted to get word out- superficially resembles large laughing gull with
> hooked beak
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> Rob in Massapequa
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Subject: Re:Jones Beach Inlet jetty: Pomarine Jaegar
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:50:26 -0400
Best way to get to it- walk down the fisherman's path.  Between there and
jetty.  Was contently sitting on the beach

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> hooked beak
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Subject: Jones Beach Inlet jetty- unknown seabird
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:17:02 -0400
Wanted to get word out- superficially resembles large laughing gull with
hooked beak

Rob in Massapequa

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Subject: Plovers no _ Flycatchers yes !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:41:34 -0400
Between 2:30 and 4:45 on Sunday afternoon, I checked most of the sod farms
from Riverhead to Cutchogue, with the only shorebirds found being the 6
Killdeers seen at the last stop of the day, the field located on Sound Ave,
at the intersection of Osborne Ave, Riverhead. A quick drive into the North
Fork Preserve, Jamesport produced my first E.Kingbirds (2) of the year
(yes, I haven't been out much) and a real surprise, a Yellow-bellied
Flycatcher, a species last seen on 6/1 (or)2 /02 in the Adirondacks. Also
seen during the course of the day were 3 Red-tailed Hawks and 2 Turkey
Vultures.

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Subject: Jones Beach Western Sandpiper (Nassau)
From: Pat Palladino <dino1277 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:56:48 -0400
A group of us checked the dried up ponds between West End 2 and the nature 
center this afternoon. After a thorough search, no Baird's Sandpiper could be 
located. However in the middle pond, among the Semipalmated Sandpipers and 
Plovers, a Western Sandpiper was observed preening itself and then roosting 
right out in the open. 


Patrick F. Palladino


> On Aug 23, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Arie Gilbert  wrote:
> 
> The bird was relocated near the concession stand.  Field 2. 
> 
> With Bob Proniewych, Pat Palladino, Phil Uruburu
> 
> 
> Seen on 08/23/2015  AT  1:41 PM
> 
> Arie Gilbert 
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> Sent from "Loretta IV" in the field
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> From: d Futuyma  
> Date: 08/23/2015 11:28 AM (GMT-05:00) 
> To: nysbirds-L AT cornell.edu 
> Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel Robert Moses (Suffolk) 
> 
> 
> Immature Dickcissel at volleyball court next to Field 2, with House Sparrows 
-- which it greatly resembles. Look carefully if you go. 

>   I do not find the Lark Sparrow that was here yesterday.
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Subject: Now TWO north shore MARBLED GODWITS (Long Island)
From: John Gluth <jgluth AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:00:11 -0400
I found the Marbled Godwit at the previously reported location in Cold Spring 
Harbor, feeding at the mouth of the creek flowing into harbor. It stayed there 
for most of the 40 minutes I was on site, but thanks to a low flying Osprey, 
the godwit flew over to the Suffolk side of the county line (east side of the 
creek) and stayed there briefly before returning to the Nassau side. 


After a short visit to nearby Uplands Farm Sanctuary I went to Sunken Meadow 
State Park where I found another Marbled Godwit, feeding in the tide-lowered 
creek west of the entrance road bridge. There were a sizeable number of other 
shorebirds on the flats (300+), mostly Semipalmated Sandpipers (~220), Semi 
Plovers (~40), and Least Sandpipers (~25), plus a few Greater Yellowlegs, 
Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers mixed in. The tide was rising when I left at 
4:00 and the godwit had slipped away unseen, but might still be around. 


John Gluth

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Subject: RE: Dickcissel Robert Moses (Suffolk)
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:41:53 -0400
The bird was relocated near the concession stand.  Field 2. 

With Bob Proniewych, Pat Palladino, Phil Uruburu


Seen on 08/23/2015  AT  1:41 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 
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Sent from "Loretta IV" in the field

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Subject: [nysbirds-l] Dickcissel Robert Moses (Suffolk) 
 
Immature Dickcissel at volleyball court next to Field 2, with House Sparrows -- 
which it greatly resembles. Look carefully if you go. 

  I do not find the Lark Sparrow that was here yesterday.

Doug Futuyma

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Subject: Dickcissel Robert Moses (Suffolk)
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:28:24 -0400
Immature Dickcissel at volleyball court next to Field 2, with House Sparrows -- 
which it greatly resembles. Look carefully if you go. 

  I do not find the Lark Sparrow that was here yesterday.

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Subject: Marbled Godwit CSH (Nassau)
From: d Futuyma <dfutuyma AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:58:17 -0400
Present now, Cold Soring Harbor, across Rte 25A from fish hatchery, as reported 
yesterday by Pat Aiken. 

Doug Futuyma

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Subject: Red Crossbills in the Adirondacks! & Boreal Chickadees
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:21:34 -0400
8/22/15 Minerva (Essex Co.)

 

After finding a pair of Red Crossbills on 7/22 in Newcomb, I wanted to go
back to the Newcomb-Minerva area to check for more.  Work and my younger
son's wedding delayed me!  I found at least 7 Red Crossbills in Minerva
yesterday in two different areas (railroad bed and the Roosevelt Truck
Trail).  I arrived in late morning and did not hear any singing (just
calling) - I plan to go over earlier today.  I photographed a male that was
paired with a female (photos of the male on my Facebook page below).  It
looks like it should be an exciting late summer - fall - winter in the
Adirondacks!  I arrived home last night to an email message from Ron
Pittaway (from Canada) asking if I was seeing Red Crossbills!  Ron said that
Algonquin Park usually mirrors the Adirondacks for tree seed crops and
species in winter - and that the Red Crossbills are singing in Algonquin
Park.

 

I'll post more later, but wanted to add that I found a record (for me) 19
Boreal Chickadees yesterday!  (I believe it was actually 23 since I found a
flock on my hike out of the Roosevelt Truck Trail that was not likely any
that I counted on the way in!)  I found 6 (flocks of 3 & 3) along Route 28N
in areas that I usually find them, and 13 (flocks of 4, 4, & 5) along the
Roosevelt Truck Trail.  (I hiked the 5 miles round trip.)  I even managed to
take some bad photos of the chickadees.  The mushrooms were remarkable!
(I'll post more photos on Facebook later.)

 

Joan Collins

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

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Subject: Re:Central Park (NYC - 8/22)
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:00:45 -0400
Alan & all,

depending of course what all the ten warbler spp. you refer to, there  
were in any event at least 21 warbler species in Central Park  
(Manhattan, N.Y. City) this Saturday, 22 Aug. 2015, with 20 spp. found  
in the north end of Central, NOT including Mourning - thus the figured  
21.  Other species noted in the northern woods included a Blue-winged  
Warbler showing some "Brewster's" traits, thanks to Tom Perlman, & a  
(perhaps-1st of the fall in CP) Blackpoll, thanks to Ken Chaya, plus  
Worm-eating (Loch), & all the rest of warblers as seen in the past  
week or so, along with some flycatchers, vireos, a few tanagers  
(Scarlet), quite a few orioles (Baltimore) and a mid-afternoon flurry  
of Eastern Kingbirds, which came in en masse thru the Loch, some  
bathing quickly, and/or drinking, some merely seeming to observe the  
others. It was not highly-active for migrants all around but in modest  
patches, with 1 patch being esp. good in the woods north of the Loch,  
& later at the Loch itself during the warmest time of day.  I did not  
look too much in any areas besides the north woods, but was aware of a  
bit of activity elsewhere, & at least the wind & sky looked conducive  
to some diurnal migration over Manhattan. Tonight just may bring much  
more migration as conditions seem pretty good!

thanks - and good warblers-are-in-peak-migration-too (& yes, also  
great shore & sea birding this time of year :-),

Tom Fiore
Manhattan
______________
On Aug 22, 2015, at 5:40 PM, Alan Drogin wrote:

> Female Mourning Warbler seen 5pm today hiding in hedge along  
> southern fence of Bowling Green #1 (around 70th west) among tons of  
> House Sparrows.  Otherwise nice afternoon, 10 warbler species,  
> Baltimore Orioles, Cowbird, Red-eye Vireos, Peewee and Empi - the  
> later two both west side of Great Lawn.
>
> Happy city birding,
> Alan Drogin
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Subject: Central Park, NYC - Saturday August 22, 2015
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 18:01:29 -0400
Central Park, NYC - Ramble  
Saturday August 22, 2015
OBS: R. DeCandido, D. Allen, m.ob. on bird walk


Highlights:
Red-tailed Hawk - adult
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - immature male in Mugger's Woods near Jewelweed
American Kestrel - adult male near Boathouse Cafe spotted by Anita Randolfi
Empidonax Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird - hatch-year
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler - female near Azalea Pond 
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Canada Warbler
Baltimore Oriole

Gina Goldstein reported a Wilson's Warbler at the Point. 
Andrew Rubenfeld reported a Black-throated Blue Warbler south of Azalea Pond 
near the Hooded Warbler. 


Overall a congenial and pleasant day. 

Deborah Allen

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Subject: Mourning Warbler CP
From: Alan Drogin <drogin AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:40:54 -0400
Female Mourning Warbler seen 5pm today hiding in hedge along southern fence of 
Bowling Green #1 (around 70th west) among tons of House Sparrows. Otherwise 
nice afternoon, 10 warbler species, Baltimore Orioles, Cowbird, Red-eye Vireos, 
Peewee and Empi - the later two both west side of Great Lawn. 


Happy city birding,
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Subject: RE: Marbled Godwit in cold spring harbor
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:59:39 -0400
Marbled Godwit still present. 


Seen on 08/22/2015  AT  12:59 PM

Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 
www.powerbirder.blogspot
www.qcbirdclub.org


Sent from "Loretta IV" in the field

-------- Original message --------
From: Pat Aitken  
Date: 08/22/2015  11:00 AM  (GMT-05:00) 
To: NYS Bird List  
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Marbled Godwit in cold spring harbor 
 
Currently feeding in mudflats,  across 25a from fish hatchery

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Subject: Prospect Park migrants, 8/22
From: Gabriel Willow <gabrielwillow AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:22:12 -0400
I led a walk for NYC Audubon in Prospect Park, Brooklyn this morning, and was 
pleasantly surprised by the number of migrants we encountered. Earlier emails 
about promising radar & favorable winds last night were spot-on! 


We started at Grand Army Plaza at 8am, and made our way along the Rose Garden, 
Vale of Cashmere, through the Midwood, ending by the Lullwater & Boathouse. 
It's a measure of the activity levels that this short route took us 2.5 
hours... 


Almost immediately upon entering the park we encountered a mixed flock of 
Black-throated Blue Warblers & American Redstarts (about 4 of each). There was 
quite a bit of activity at treetop level of warblers I didn't see well enough 
to ID (twitching twigs, mostly). 


We had a stunning male Canada Warbler in the Vale of Cashmere.

In the Midwood we had the most activity, with a mixed flock of Warbling & 
Red-eyed Vireos (cool to see them together), the latter being followed by a 
begging Brown-headed Cowbird fledgling, so presumably they were local breeders. 


Nearby we encountered another Canada Warbler, two each of Blue-winged & 
Chestnut-sided Warblers, a Black-and-white Warbler, and more Redstarts (all 
female-type plumage). 


The highlight of the walk was an extremely cooperative basic plumage male or 
bright female Blackburnian Warbler feeding at eye-level for about ten minutes. 
A bright male Northern Parula was spotted overhead as well. 


Other sightings included a pair of Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, and 
plenty of cardinals, catbirds, and robins (mostly fledglings). 


An odd and slightly disturbing sighting was a White-footed Mouse that ran into 
a path right near our feet and commenced running in circles for several 
minutes. I assume it was suffering the affects of rodenticide? 


Aside from that, a lovely morning.
Migration is officially underway!

- Gabriel Willow, NYC Audubon 



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Subject: Marbled Godwit in cold spring harbor
From: Pat Aitken <aitkenpatricia AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:00:37 +0000
Currently feeding in mudflats,  across 25a from fish hatchery

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Subject: Lark Sparrow at Robert Moses State Park (Suffolk Co.)
From: Ken <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:00:48 -0400
Observed at volleyball  courts with House Sparrows ( east end of RMSP Field 2).

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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 21 August 2015
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:11:47 -0400
- RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Aug. 21, 2015
* NYNY1508.21

- Birds mentioned
FEA'S PETREL+
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL+
BRIDLED TERN+
SANDWICH TERN+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Cory's Shearwater
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
AMERICAN AVOCET
Solitary Sandpiper
WHIMBREL
Red Knot
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Black-billed Cuckoo
Olive-sided Flycatcher
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
Worm-eating Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

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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

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Greetings. This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, August 21st
2015 at 7pm. The highlights of today's tape are far offshore FEA'S PETREL,
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL, BRIDLED TERN and onshore SANDWICH TERN, AMERICAN
AVOCET, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, WHIMBREL and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.

A fishing boat venturing out Tuesday to about 76 nautical miles south
southeast of Shinnecock had the good fortune of encountering a FEA'S PETREL
which circled the boat close enough for some very nice photographs to be
taken. Also noted well offshore were CORY'S SHEARWATER, 4 LEACH'S and 30
WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS and a BRIDLED TERN. Back onshore a SANDWICH TERN was
spotted at Shinnecock Thursday morning during the rising tide, the bird
seen from Road K sitting on flats on the western side of the island that is
west of the Ponquogue Bridge. A WHIMBREL was also at Tiana Beach with 5
BLACK TERNS in Shinnecock Inlet.

At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge the AMERICAN AVOCET found on the East Pond
back on the 12th was still present around the north end today. Other
shorebirds utilizing the pond especially during the higher tide cycle have
included a small number of STILT, PECTORAL, WHITE-RUMPED and more recently
WESTERN SANDPIPERS. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER and RED KNOT have also been noted
this week. Single adult and immature GULL-BILLED TERNS continue to feed
over the pond daily and 3 BLACK TERNS were there today.

A surprising Kinkajou spotted at the bay a few times since last Thursday
presumably released there was captured in Broad Channel Wednesday and
hopefully will now be properly cared for.

A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER found Monday in the mostly dried pools between field 2
and the Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach West End was still
frequenting that site today among the nice concentration of shorebirds.
Also at the West End today a dozen or more BLACK TERNS were present in
Jones Inlet with 4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS on the beach, 4 more LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were at Robert Moses State Park today and 4 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS were spotted offshore there.

A WHIMBREL was among 16 species of shorebirds at Cupsogue County Park in
Westhampton Dunes last Sunday with a BLACK and 4 ROYAL TERNS also there.
Among the birds at Sagg Pond in Bridgehampton Monday afternoon were 4
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS.

Recent ROYAL TERNS include 2 at Riis Park Saturday and 2 at Plumb Beach in
Brooklyn to Wednesday.

At least one of the breeding YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS was still at
Connetquot River State Park in Oakdale on Sunday. Other warblers in the
city parks this week featured a MOURNING WARBLER midweek in Central Park
along with 20 or so other species mostly still in very low numbers and
featuring such less common species as WORM-EATING, HOODED and WILSON'S. A
decent variety of flycatchers was also reported in Central including
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and various empidonax which in the Fall can pose
some identification issues. Prospect Park tipped in with a BLACK-BILLED
CUCKOO on Monday.

To phone in reports on Long Island, call Tony Lauro at (631) 734-4126 or
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Subject: Central Park NYC add'l. & signature, 8/21
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:51:30 -0400
There was some additional - diurnal - migration in Central Park  
(Manhattan, N.Y. City) as seen from Belvedere Castle this afternoon  
(21 Aug.); a steady northerly wind helping in that -

Wood Duck (4, perhaps coming into the lake, perhaps going farther on)
Osprey (2, fairly close in time to each other, ~ 3:45 pm)
Bald Eagle (1, adult or near-adult, rather distant to west, moving  
south)
American Kestrel (2, perhaps local breeders, after 4 pm) /Peregrine  
Falcon also seen, surely a 'local".
Greater Yellowlegs (6, calling & at about 75 yds. up, right overhead,  
~ 4:50 - unlikely to come down in CP!)
"shorebird species" (8, quite far to the east, moving south, mid-size  
& thus not peep (ie not Calidris sp.)
Laughing Gull (actually moving east-ish, not migrants now) Also the 3  
most typical gull spp. ambling about)
Chimney Swift (modest no's. but in high double-digits)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (3 overhead going south)
Eastern Kingbird (8, a fair no. for an afternoon watch, all southbound)

Tree Swallow, N. Rough-winged Swallow (very modest no's. moving, fewer  
than 10)
Barn Swallow (46, actual count, but likely more too distant, generally  
drifting south/southwest.  In addition a good many lingering in the  
park.)

Incidentally noted, but just local flights, most likely: Cedar  
Waxwing, House Finch, American Goldfinch (few).

and in other critters, some assorted dragonflies, as well as 3 Monarch  
butterflies (which have been in the park in modest no's. much of the  
summer, highs of up to a dozen on a few occasions.

Presumably, a bit late in day for any potential icterid flight (& a  
lot of birds also likely getting wet or staying under cover at first  
light, then drying out a bit for the morning.)

this and earlier week's report - with good weekend-birding to all -

Tom Fiore,
Manhattan

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Subject: Central Park, NYC 8/21 & prior migration
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:02:44 -0400
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City

The past week, to today Friday, 21 August 2015, has featured some of  
the same species as were around the previous week, and numbers  
fluctuating just a bit thru Wed. & Thurs. - a total for the week of 21  
warbler species were found, although only about a dozen of those spp.  
were regular or seen by many. One 'new' addition to these species was  
Mourning Warbler, which was noted both Wed. & Thurs. in a couple of  
areas in the Ramble & vicinity. The park as a whole was a lot less  
active for migrants by Thurs. and this morning seems not to have  
changed a lot, although some diurnal migrants were coming thru on the  
heels of the rain, & an arriving front.

In general, the southern half of the park was getting more active,  
although the n. end held its own with good sightings as well.  The  
overall migratory mix was again dominated by warblers, with  
flycatchers also putting in a good showing, & vireos continuing to  
move as well. The first appearances of a few more boreal-nesting birds  
were a sign that bigger movements of some passerines are just about to  
start in. The one or two White-throated Sparrows around are not  
necessarily recent arrivals, as a couple had been in the park for part  
of, or perhaps all summer, and that is actually rather typical, just  
non-breeding birds that lingered on from late spring.

The reservoir dike is worth a look anytime: this a.m. a Least  
Sandpiper, as well as several Spotted Sandpipers were there (near the  
n. end), and Gadwalls & N. Shovelers were again present, although 7  
(of 8 Shovelers that had been in the park quite a while) took off and  
left behind just 1, perhaps not part of that clique. There will likely  
be more shovelers and perhaps other dabbling-type ducks, as migration  
picks up. With any shorebirds in Central, the stopovers may be very  
transient, & even at the reservoir, turnover can be rapid and  
different within an hour. Some Yellow Warblers & Common Yellowthroats  
have been appearing in vegetation along the reservoir shores and  
adjacent plantings in the past week.

This is coming into the prime time for Common Nighthawk migration,  
which has been picking up a bit in many areas in the region, most esp.  
to the north & west. Raptors will be starting to get up southbound  
'steam' as well, and a modest number had already passed Manhattan on  
their journeys southward.  Even with a lot less movement overnight to  
Friday a.m., there was activity in patches, & I found at least 4  
waterthushes just in the area by the Pond in the park's far SE corner  
- 3 definitively Northerns plus 1 or more undetermined, waterthrush/ 
sp. - and there was a lively warbler-flock in Strawberry Fields early.  
There are also a few migrants about in most other areas.

Sightings in the past 7 days -

Black Vulture & Turkey Vulture
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret (poss. fewer)
Snowy Egret (poss. fewer)
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck (a few lingering)
Gadwall
American Black Duck (few)
Mallard
Northern Shoveler (few so far)

Osprey
Bald Eagle (subadult)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon

Solitary Sandpiper (still rather scarce)
Spotted Sandpiper (increased numbers)
Least Sandpiper (one, 8/21)
Laughing Gull (typical late-summer no's.)
Ring-billed Gull (daily at Reservoir)
Herring Gull                          "
Great Black-backed Gull  (   "      )
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (increasing)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker

Olive-sided Flycatcher (several)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (increase)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow or Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher (increase)
Eastern Kingbird (many moving, diurnal migrant)

Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Common Raven (now-regular in Manhattan)
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow (numerous)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (unexpectedly 'early')
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing

Ovenbird (multiple)
Northern Waterthrush (many)
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler (2+)
Common Yellowthroat (multiple)
Blue-winged Warbler (multiple)
Northern Parula (several)
Yellow Warbler (multiple)
Magnolia Warbler (several+)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)
Black-and-white Warbler (many)
American Redstart (common)
Worm-eating Warbler (multiple)
Hooded Warbler (several)
Wilson's Warbler (multiple)
Canada Warbler (multiple)
Black-throated Green Warbler (few so far)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (modest numbers)
Blackburnian Warbler (more likely to pass)
Prairie Warbler (more likely to pass, soon)

Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow (may have summered locally)
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting ('early-ish')
Bobolink (early a.m. only)
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (commonly)
Baltimore Oriole (more are moving)
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow 
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Subject: Jamaica Bay East Pond, Queens
From: Michael Yuan <mjyuan AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:40:46 -0400
The American Avocet is still here, on east shore near the cut-around by the MTA 
tracks. Also, 3 black terns and continuing Gull-billed. As for shorebirds, 5+ 
white-rumped and 1 juv Western among the hundreds of Semis and couple dozen 
Leasts. 


Mike Yuan
Brooklyn, NY
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Subject: Coastal Storm Birding (Suffolk & Nassau Counties)
From: Ken Feustel <feustel AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:38:14 -0400
We began the morningís birding at Robert Moses State Park, where a sea watch 
produced four Wilsonís Storm Petrels but not much else. There were a total of 
four Lesser Black-backed Gulls in RMSP Fields 2 & 5. After a few unproductive 
stops we headed west to Jones Beach State Park/West End 2. Bob Anderson told us 
that he had seen two Black Terns feeding in Jones Inlet off the jetty so we 
headed down the beach. On the way down the beach we had two Black Terns, with 
an additional twelve feeding in the inlet with Laughing Gulls and Common Terns. 
Also present on the beach were four Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Rainfall was 
very spotty, with Robert Moses State Park showing a good number of parking lot 
puddles, while at Heckscher State Park rainfall seemed more modest (although 
there were good numbers of mosquitoes). We never got down to the ponds between 
WE2 and the Nature Center, so we are unsure of how much rain coastal Nassau 
County received. 


Ken & Sue Feustel
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Subject: Jones Beach
From: syschiff <icterus AT optonline.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:01:42 -0400
Jones Beach West End 21 August

With the passing of the front, Joe Giunta and I (Sy Schiff) started and ended 
checking the sand bar at the marina. In the flats between the parking lots, the 
rain had softened the ground and produced some scattered pools. While the pools 
attracted a bit of a concentration, more than a 1,000 shorebirds were sprinkled 
across the flats from one end to the other. About half were SEMIPALMATED PLOVER 
(450), and the balance SEMIPALMATED (300) and LEAST SANDPIPERS (75). A lot of 
birds to look through. 


Among them were the continuing BAIRD'S SANDPIPER on the "J" field; 9 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS; and feeding in one of the puddles were 6 SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS and a sole WESTERN SANDPIPER that soon flew off. A single 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER flew in, probably from the group on the bar. 


The bar held a different grouping from mud flats, namely: 10 AMERICAN 
OYSTERCATCHER, 75 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, some SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. 1 SPOTTED 
SANDPIPER, 10 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 3 RED KNOT, 5 SANDERLING, a few SEMIPALMATED 
SANDPIPERS and 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. 


The edges of the fields are covered with a mass planting of the small purple 
flowers of Saltmarsh Fleabane. A nice bright touch to the marsh. 

Sy

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Subject: Central Park NYC Thursday August Augst 20th
From: Deborah Allen <dallenyc AT earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:26:15 -0400
Central Park, NYC
Thursday August 20th
OBS: Deborah Allen

Inspired by tweets from Adrianb, I decided to check out the Reservoir late this 
afternoon. 


The flock of 21Gadwall reported was still around, but I couldn't relocate the 
Northern Shoveler. 


The number of Ring-billed Gulls had increased to at least 200, with many 
Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls and Double-crested Cormorants around too. 


Most of the gulls were resting on the dike, including at least eight Laughing 
Gulls. All of the Laughing Gulls appeared to be molting and none had a solid 
black head. The Laughing Gulls were best viewed from the south side of the 
Reservoir near the gate house. A good 3/4 of the gulls took off just a bit 
before 4pm as is usually the case. 


Also quite close to the south gate house was a single juvenile Spotted 
Sandpiper. 


On the way out, I checked the mudflats at the 59th Street Pond hoping for 
another Spotted Sandpiper, finding only a Northern Waterthrush and some House 
Finches. 


Deborah Allen

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