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Northern Shrike,©Barry Kent Mackay

22 Jan No fun in getting just a "funny goose" ! [robert adamo ]
22 Jan swan river preserve - east patchogue ["leormand ." ]
22 Jan Re: NYS eBird Hotspots: Recent Changes to wikipages [John Mora ]
22 Jan NYS eBird Hotspots: Recent Changes to wikipages [Ben Cacace ]
23 Jan Re: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery [David Klauber ]
22 Jan Re: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery [Anthony Collerton ]
22 Jan Re: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery [John Mora ]
22 Jan Re: Gyr [Nancy Shamban ]
22 Jan Painted Bunting - YES [Jose Ramirez-Garofalo ]
22 Jan Gyr [Dominic Garcia-Hall ]
22 Jan Broome Co. Ross's Goose - No [Adrian Burke ]
22 Jan Snow Buntings [Trista Nealon ]
22 Jan Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery [Trista Nealon ]
22 Jan Central Park, NYC 1/22 [Thomas Fiore ]
22 Jan Re: Townsend's Solitaire, Southold, Suffolk Co. [matt klein ]
22 Jan Black-headed Gull - Southards Pond Park (Suffolk) [Peter Morris ]
22 Jan Townsend's Solitaire, Southold, Suffolk Co. [Patricia Lindsay ]
20 Jan Thick-billed Murre - Pt. Lookout, Nassau County [Michael Zito ]
21 Jan Townsend' Solitaire YES [Paul Bourdin ]
20 Jan Re: "white goose" Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx County) 1/20 [Andrew Baksh ]
21 Jan eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists [Ben Cacace ]
21 Jan North Shore Ducks ["Robert A. Proniewych" ]
20 Jan Van Cortlandt White Goose ["Carney, Martin" ]
20 Jan NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017 [Gail Benson ]
20 Jan Van Cortlandt White Goose ["Carney, Martin" ]
21 Jan Red-shouldered Hawk. Dutchess co. [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Jan Golden Eagle Dutchess co. [Arie Gilbert ]
21 Jan Interesting gull in Brooklyn (two days ago) [Joshua Malbin ]
21 Jan Ross's Goose - Pelham Bay Park, Bronx [Michael Zito ]
20 Jan re:"white goose" Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx County) 1/20 [Thomas Fiore ]
20 Jan Re:Thick-billed Murre - Pt. Lookout, Nassau County [Michael Zito ]
19 Jan Thank heavens for a reliable end-game ! [robert adamo ]
19 Jan Ross's Goose, St Charles Cemetery [Robert Taylor ]
19 Jan Painted Bunting - YES [Jose G ]
19 Jan County & State Listing - Send in your 2016 Data ["Carena Pooth" ]
18 Jan Visiting birders from N. Virginia [Trista Nealon ]
18 Jan With thanks for the "buddy system" - once again, a "win-win" ! [robert adamo ]
18 Jan NYS eBird Hotspots: 2 New Counties (Top 10 Locations) [Ben Cacace ]
18 Jan Fwd: Painted Bunting still in Staten Island. [Isaac Grant ]
18 Jan Painted Bunting still in Staten Island. [Isaac Grant ]
18 Jan Pelagic Trip Photos [Tom ]
17 Jan Painted Bunting richmond co. [Arie Gilbert ]
16 Jan Queens County Bird Club - Wed. Jan 18 - Dan Hendrick presents "Saving Jamaica Bay" ["Nancy Tognan" ]
16 Jan Black Vulture in Cutchogue [Steve Walter ]
16 Jan Syracuse RBA [Joseph Brin ]
16 Jan Re: Trumpeter Swan near Nyack Beach State Park [Carole Griffiths ]
16 Jan Glaucous gull Coopers Neck Pond Watermill [tomster101 ]
15 Jan Long Lake sponsored Birding Weekend [Joan Collins ]
15 Jan Ross's Goose Chenango NY Broome County [David Nicosia ]
15 Jan Ross's Goose Chenango, NY Broome County [david nicosia ]
15 Jan Black-headed Gull at 5 Islands Park cont. [Andrew Block ]
15 Jan Central Park, NYC 1/15 (& Painted Bunting update, Staten Island) [Thomas Fiore ]
15 Jan Brooklyn Black-headed Gull [Roberta ]
15 Jan Re: Black-headed Gull in Montauk still preset ["Krinsky, Robert" ]
15 Jan Rusty Blackbird-Quogue Wildlife Refuge- Suffolk County [Eileen Schwinn ]
15 Jan Black-headed Gull in Montauk still preset [Karen Rubinstein ]
15 Jan Townsend's Solitaire: Yes (Suffolk Co.) Sunday 15 Jan [Karen Fung ]
15 Jan Eurasian wigeon Eastport Suff vo. [Arie Gilbert ]
14 Jan Northport Winter Bird Census Results [Brent Bomkamp ]
14 Jan Roughleg trip [Michael Britt ]
14 Jan Re: Townsend's Solitaire YES and Ross Goose [John Mora ]
14 Jan Re: Painted Bunting YES (Staten Island) [Joe T ]
14 Jan Painted Bunting on Staten Island - YES [Joe T ]
14 Jan Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots) [Ben Cacace ]
14 Jan Black headed Gull in Montauk [Karen Rubinstein ]
14 Jan Townsend's Solitaire YES [Jose G ]
14 Jan Sandhill Crane in Wainscot [Karen Rubinstein ]
14 Jan Trumpeter Swan near Nyack Beach State Park ["Carney, Martin" ]
14 Jan Painted Bunting YES (Staten Island) [Jose G ]
14 Jan Re: ADMIN: DMARC Alert! - using Gmail filters [Phil Jeffrey ]
14 Jan ADMIN: DMARC Alert! ["Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" ]
13 Jan eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists [Ben Cacace ]
13 Jan NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017 [Gail Benson ]
13 Jan Painted Bunting on Staten Island [isaac grant ]
13 Jan Painted Bunting - Staten Island [Mike ]
13 Jan Canvasback Playland Lake [Dave Medd ]

Subject: No fun in getting just a "funny goose" !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:54:30 -0500
Today, between church time and game time, I cruised the "Golden Trapezium",
bordered by Doctors Path, Sound Ave, Route 105, and Northville Turnpike,
Riverhead, Suffolk Co. From ~ 12:45 & 3 PM, this parcel, made up mostly of
 sod farms, held about 1400 to 1500 Canada Geese, with the majority of
birds seen best from Northville Tpke. I probably was able to view close to
90% of the scattered birds, with the only bird of note being a type of
goose, best described by John Sep, as a "funny goose". In this case, the
bird had the size and body plumage of a Canada Goose, but with a mostly
white head...oh well, at least my team won !

Cheers,
Bob

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Subject: swan river preserve - east patchogue
From: "leormand ." <leormand AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:04:56 -0500
I spent some time at Swan River Preserve in East Patchogue this afternoon.
It was very quiet - however there were two (2) pairs of green-winged teal
duck and I was happily surprised to find and watch a Wilson's Snipe feeding
away on the south side.

Additionally, yesterday (1/21/17) I observed a merlin on Bay Avenue, near
the Great South Bay.  I presume this is the neighborhood Merlin that has
hungout in this area the past few winters.

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Subject: Re: NYS eBird Hotspots: Recent Changes to wikipages
From: John Mora <johnmmora AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:51:02 -0500
BTW the golf course has put up "no trespassing" signs on all paths leading to 
the links. These were not there two weeks ago. 


We stayed on pavement near the club house and after ten minutes a waiter came 
out to ask us what we were doing. We explained we were looking for a rare goose 
and were not going to walk into the links and he did not object to our scoping 
the birds from there. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 8:12 PM, Ben Cacace  wrote:
> 
> * For the NYS page & all County pages the "Top eBirders >" line has been 
updated with links for 2017 and includes prior years through 2013. 

> 
> * For Orange County a page was created for 'Harriman State Park' (9 
locations). 

> 
> * For Hamilton County the Top 10 locations have been created and placed at 
the top of the list. 

> 
> On the Alphabetical listing of Counties on the NYS page this county is 
highlighted in purple. Purple means these pages have 'static' Top 10 locations. 
These pages don't need to be updated on a monthly basis except to add revelant 
links and images. 

> 
> Counties highlighted in green have pages for ALL locations and 'dynamic' 
pages for the Top 10 locations. Dynamic pages are updated with total spp. # & 
color codings for locations based on eBird's color system (gray to red). The 
Counties highlighted tan have 'dynamic' pages for the Top 10 locations. 

> 
> * For the Oswego County page I've removed 'Toad Harbor' from the Three Mile 
Bay WMA page since it appears to be outside of the Wildlife Management Area. 

> 
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> 
> Enjoy!
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Subject: NYS eBird Hotspots: Recent Changes to wikipages
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:12:18 -0500
* For the NYS page & all County pages the "Top eBirders >" line has been
updated with links for 2017 and includes prior years through 2013.

* For *Orange County* a page was created for 'Harriman State Park' (9
locations).

* For *Hamilton County* the Top 10 locations have been created and placed
at the top of the list.

On the Alphabetical listing of Counties on the NYS page this county is
highlighted in purple. Purple means these pages have 'static' Top 10
locations. These pages don't need to be updated on a monthly basis except
to add revelant links and images.

Counties highlighted in green have pages for ALL locations and 'dynamic'
pages for the Top 10 locations. Dynamic pages are updated with total spp. #
& color codings for locations based on eBird's color system (gray to red).
The Counties highlighted tan have 'dynamic' pages for the Top 10 locations.

* For the *Oswego County* page I've removed 'Toad Harbor' from the Three
Mile Bay WMA page since it appears to be outside of the Wildlife Management
Area.

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Enjoy!
-- 
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Manhattan, NYC
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Subject: Re: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery
From: David Klauber <davehawkowl AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:21:23 +0000
please post photos of these knuckleheads


________________________________
From: bounce-121164135-3714613 AT list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Anthony Collerton 
 

Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:12 PM
To: John Mora
Cc: Trista Nealon; NYSbirds-L AT cornell.edu
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery

I watched a "birder" walk up to the goose flick and flush it at around 1pm. 
Trying to get a photo with a point and shoot I think. Not the sharpest knife in 
the drawer .... 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 3:54 PM, John Mora  wrote:
>
> Having seen this post we rushed to the cemetery but all geese where gone.
>
> Located pair of common ravens in tree in the Barnacle area. Revamps called, 
preened flew to a telephone pole and finally flew off towards the Southern 
State. 

>
> At the private golf course next to Pinelawn we saw the Ross goose and the 
immature snow goose next to each other. This was near the southern pond and 
after 15 minutes these geese joined 40 Canada geese and walked over the 
hillside. 

>
> Not many geese at Belmont Lake - no Barnacle.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jan 22, 2017, at 12:47 PM, Trista Nealon  wrote:
>>
>> The Barnacle Goose is present at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale in the 
large undeveloped field on the eastern side. Among Canada Geese. 

>>
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Subject: Re: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery
From: Anthony Collerton <icollerton AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:12:29 -0500
I watched a "birder" walk up to the goose flick and flush it at around 1pm. 
Trying to get a photo with a point and shoot I think. Not the sharpest knife in 
the drawer .... 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 3:54 PM, John Mora  wrote:
> 
> Having seen this post we rushed to the cemetery but all geese where gone.
> 
> Located pair of common ravens in tree in the Barnacle area. Revamps called, 
preened flew to a telephone pole and finally flew off towards the Southern 
State. 

> 
> At the private golf course next to Pinelawn we saw the Ross goose and the 
immature snow goose next to each other. This was near the southern pond and 
after 15 minutes these geese joined 40 Canada geese and walked over the 
hillside. 

> 
> Not many geese at Belmont Lake - no Barnacle.  
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jan 22, 2017, at 12:47 PM, Trista Nealon  wrote:
>> 
>> The Barnacle Goose is present at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale in the 
large undeveloped field on the eastern side. Among Canada Geese. 

>> 
>> Trista Nealon
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery
From: John Mora <johnmmora AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:54:18 -0500
Having seen this post we rushed to the cemetery but all geese where gone.

Located pair of common ravens in tree in the Barnacle area. Revamps called, 
preened flew to a telephone pole and finally flew off towards the Southern 
State. 


At the private golf course next to Pinelawn we saw the Ross goose and the 
immature snow goose next to each other. This was near the southern pond and 
after 15 minutes these geese joined 40 Canada geese and walked over the 
hillside. 


Not many geese at Belmont Lake - no Barnacle.  

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 12:47 PM, Trista Nealon  wrote:
> 
> The Barnacle Goose is present at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale in the 
large undeveloped field on the eastern side. Among Canada Geese. 

> 
> Trista Nealon
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: Gyr
From: Nancy Shamban <nancyshamban AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:49:12 -0500
I saw one in Central Park last week

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 1:52 PM, Dominic Garcia-Hall  
wrote: 

> 
> Cross-posting as it may end up on the other side of the river - a gray 
GYRFALCON was seen and well documented late yesterday afternoon over the Hudson 
river at Alpine NJ (Stateline Lookout), by Mike Girone. 

> 
> Eyes skyward!
> 
> Cheers
> Dom
> 
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Subject: Painted Bunting - YES
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo <jose.ramirez.garofalo AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:21:07 +0000
Painting bunting is continuing at the Arden Ave. Beach in Staten Island as
of 2:12PM.




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Subject: Gyr
From: Dominic Garcia-Hall <dominic.hall AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:52:00 -0500
Cross-posting as it may end up on the other side of the river - a gray
GYRFALCON was seen and well documented late yesterday afternoon over the
Hudson river at Alpine NJ (Stateline Lookout), by Mike Girone.

Eyes skyward!

Cheers
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Subject: Broome Co. Ross's Goose - No
From: Adrian Burke <adrianb70 AT nyclabschool.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:40:25 +0000
In search of the previously reported Ross's goose, I checked the R Tee Golf
Complex, Chenango Bridge Park, Boland Pond, and the Hillcrest Pits and came
up  empty. As consolation, I enjoyed the fifteen redhead continuing at the
Hillcrest Pits.

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Subject: Snow Buntings
From: Trista Nealon <trnealon AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:20:25 -0500
Hi,

If anyone happens to see snow buntings today near Jones Beach and Point Lookout 
can you let me know because we are getting ready to head back to DC and I 
dipped on them yesterday. May try one more time on the way out of town! Thanks! 


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Subject: Barnacle Goose present at St. Charles Cemetery
From: Trista Nealon <trnealon AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:47:40 -0500
The Barnacle Goose is present at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale in the 
large undeveloped field on the eastern side. Among Canada Geese. 


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Subject: Central Park, NYC 1/22
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:45:45 -0500
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Sunday, 22 January, 2017

A first-winter-plumaged Red-headed Woodpecker continues today in the  
vicinity of (a path just west of) Fifth Avenue near East 68th Street,  
often a bit north of the rustic pavillion on the rock outcrop at The  
Dene (officiaI name of this area in Central) - this bird, which has  
begun to see some red yet in its head feathering, & has some wavy  
black stripes thru each of its white wing patches, has been seen by  
many hundreds of birders thru the past few weeks at this location.

Among additional species of wild birds seen in the past week in  
Central Park have been these, many ongoing, in various locations;  the  
uncommon ducks at The Pond (Pintail, Teal, & Wood) there were with the  
lone Am. Coot on the east shore of the Hallett Sanctuary &/or in &  
around the phragmites in that vicinity this morning. A fair number of  
"half-hardy" types were continuning in the SE part of the park as  
well, such as R-c Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, Brown  
Thrasher, & also species such as Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Fox  
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, & more.

Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal ['American']
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
[American] Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Yellow-shafted Flicker
Blue Jay
Common Raven
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
[Eastern] White-breasted Nuthatch
[Eastern] Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Eastern Towhee
[Red] Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Slate-colored Junco
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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Subject: Re: Townsend's Solitaire, Southold, Suffolk Co.
From: matt klein <matt.klein AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:35:56 +0000
Been here since 9:50 with no luck. I am sure it will come back as soon as I 
leave! 


... to be continued. 

> On Jan 22, 2017, at 9:18 AM, Patricia Lindsay  
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> Flew in high from west at 9:00, perched top of tall tree across from 1725, 
flew off high well to the west at 9:10. 

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Subject: Black-headed Gull - Southards Pond Park (Suffolk)
From: Peter Morris <p_morris39 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:33:16 -0500
A little while ago there was an adult black-headed gull on the pond at 
Southards Pond park. Shortly after finding it, the flock was flushed by a 
Peregrine and the bird flew south with the Ring-billed flock. 


It may have relocated to Argyle Lake just to the south. 



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> Flew in high from west at 9:00, perched top of tall tree across from 1725, 
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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire, Southold, Suffolk Co.
From: Patricia Lindsay <pjlindsay AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:16:20 -0500
Flew in high from west at 9:00, perched top of tall tree across from 1725, flew 
off high well to the west at 9:10. 


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Subject: Thick-billed Murre - Pt. Lookout, Nassau County
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:35:56 -0500
Currently between second and third jetty.
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Subject: Townsend' Solitaire YES
From: Paul Bourdin <paulbourdin1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:19:28 -0500
Still at same site. Across the road from 1625 N Sea Drive. 9:20am

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Subject: Re: "white goose" Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx County) 1/20
From: Andrew Baksh <birdingdude AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:35:41 -0500
Hi Martin & others interested: 

The Snow Goose that Tom is referring to at Van Cortlandt Park, looks like this. 
It has been there since 2016. 
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yTlslLuX218/WGPR-MT39vI/AAAAAAAAHQA/12gH5395W4oqVwAILCgMqDeSsK5JwAstgCLcB/s1600/smSNGO-5661.jpg 



A Ross's looks like this one, recently photographed at Pelham Bay in the Bronx 
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zoolI1HjHNc/WIFggbv4bLI/AAAAAAAAHQk/dBYrpnN5Ml4ENj7vJlEdBZ8vj3dLc4BVwCLcB/s1600/SMROGOSS-7417.jpg 


Martin: if the "White Goose" at VCP you saw looks like the latter, then please 
let us know as it might require further investigation. 


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> On Jan 20, 2017, at 8:22 PM, Thomas Fiore  wrote:
> 
> Dear Martin & all,
> 
> The 'white goose' with the Canada Goose flocks that gather & feed on the 
Parade Ground of Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx County, NY) is a Snow Goose; simply 
by size relative to the many Canadas it is with, we can be rather certain of 
that. Details observed with closer scoping and good photos, especially of the 
head and bill, fully confirm this bird as a Snow (& not a Ross's) Goose. The 
Snow Goose has been quite regular in appearing at the Parade Ground and the 
nearby lake; this bird was present at the time I discovered the Pink-footed 
Goose there, which latter has not been seen in about 3 weeks now at that Bronx 
site. (I saw the Snow Goose again at 4pm this Friday, 20 January 2017.) 

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> Date:      1/20/2017
> From:    Carney, Martin
> Subject:    [nysbirds-l] Van Cortlandt White Goose
> I observed a white goose with many Canada geese in the northwest quadrant
> of the parade grounds at Van Cortlandt Park today around 3:30 pm. I
> believe it is a Snow Goose but would love more opinions (particularly the
> kind that would make it a Ross's Goose!). Happy Birding....Martin Carney
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Subject: eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:26:39 -0500
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from several months/years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
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Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Bronx County:*
Pink-footed Goose (23-Dec-2016)
Ross's Goose (14-Jan-2017)

*Herkimer County:*
Least Bittern (30-Jun-2010)
Stilt Sandpiper (5-Oct-2012)
Baird's Sandpiper (18-Aug-1999)
Little Gull (31-Aug-2000)

*Madison County:*
Little Blue Heron (25-Aug-2006)

*Oneida County:*
White-eyed Vireo (2-Jun-2002)

*Richmond County:*
Painted Bunting (13-Jan-2017)

*Suffolk County:*
Calliope Hummingbird (18-Nov-2016)

*Westchester County:*
Painted Bunting (8-Jan-2017)

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Subject: North Shore Ducks
From: "Robert A. Proniewych" <baobabbob AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:20:09 -0500
An immature male King Eider found by Bob Rosetti continues at Centre
Island. The bird favors the east side of the rocky point by the cement sea
wall. Low tide would be best for finding and viewing the bird.
At Sands Point Preserve a male Barrow's Goldeneye found by Stephane
Perrault continues at the far western point.
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Subject: Van Cortlandt White Goose
From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym AT fordhamprep.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:17:56 -0500
I observed a white goose with many Canada geese in the northwest quadrant
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 20 January 2017
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:18:32 -0500
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 20, 2017
* NYNY1701.20

- Birds Mentioned

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
COMMON MURRE+
THICK-BILLED MURRE+
ATLANTIC PUFFIN+
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+
PAINTED BUNTING+

(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

Greater White-fronted Goose
ROSS’S GOOSE
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
KING EIDER
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Common Goldeneye
BARROW’S GOLDENEYE
EARED GREBE
NORTHERN FULMAR
Northern Gannet
Rough-legged Hawk
SANDHILL CRANE
DOVEKIE
Razorbill
Black-legged Kittiwake
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Red-headed Woodpecker
Lapland Longspur
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Red Crossbill

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44nybirdsorg

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 20,
2017 at 7:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are pelagic trip results including ATLANTIC
PUFFIN, DOVEKIE, COMMON MURRE and NORTHERN FULMAR, plus TOWNSEND’S
SOLITAIRE, PAINTED BUNTING, SANDHILL CRANE, THICK-BILLED MURRE, EARED
GREBE, PINK-FOOTED, BARNACLE and ROSS’S GEESE, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, KING
EIDER, BLACK-HEADED GULL and more.

The rescheduled See Life Paulagics trip left Sheepshead Bay last Saturday
morning aboard the Brooklyn VI and in moderate seas enjoyed a nice
selection of winter pelagics.  Highlights for the trip included 120
RAZORBILLS, 13 COMMON MURRES, 4 ATLANTIC PUFFINS and 165 DOVEKIES, 4
NORTHERN FULMARS, 20 NORTHERN GANNETS, 125 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, and a
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was still being seen on Long Island’s north fork
as of Wednesday.  Look for the SOLITAIRE along North Sea Drive, northwest
of Southold, especially in the vicinity of blue house #1625 North Sea
Drive, where it has been perching on power lines as well as feeding in the
cedars along the roadside.

The female plumaged PAINTED BUTING continued at least to Thursday on Staten
Island in Annadale, usually seen feeding in weeds and grasses at the end of
Arden Avenue near Ocean Drive, this site approached from Hylan Boulevard.

The SANDHILL CRANE has remained in Wainscott on the south fork at least
through Thursday, often around the north end of Wainscott Pond as best
viewed from Wainscott Main Road.

The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE is still visiting Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream
through today, while the BARNACLE GOOSE has recently more often been
located at Pinelawn or St. Charles Cemetery or on the adjacent golf course
rather than on its traditional overnight roost to the east of there on the
lake at Belmont Lake State Park.  A ROSS’S GOOSE was also identified at St.
Charles Cemetery today as well as earlier this week, and a GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was reported from St. Charles on Monday, with 1 also
continuing around Hook Pond in East Hampton and another still in the
Rye-Port Chester area in southern Westchester, moving around with CANADA
GEESE.

A drake BARROW’S GOLDENEYE has returned to Sand’s Point, this almost
entirely private area accessed best from Sands Point Preserve, which has a
$10 entrance fee.  Park and walk along the beach towards Prospect Point to
the west, scanning the COMMON GOLDENEYE flocks for the BARROW’S.

A female KING EIDER was spotted Wednesday in a COMMON EIDER flock on the
north fork at Orient Point County Park; 3 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were also there.
Other HARLEQUINS included 1 off Eaton’s Neck in Valley Grove Saturday and
one or more continuing near the Shinnecock jetties.

Drake EURASIAN WIGEONS include 1 seen again Monday at the Salt Marsh Nature
Center in Marine Park, Brooklyn, 1 at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport
Saturday, and 1 continuing on Pepperidge Lake in Eastport or nearby
Eastport Lake off Montauk Highway.

Two TUNDRA SWANS were still on Lake Ronkonkoma today.

An influx of BLACK-HEADED GULLS this week has featured an adult at Coney
Island Creek, Brooklyn, Sunday and an adult at Little Reed Pond in Montauk
last weekend, as well as the adult at Cammanns Pond in Merrick, this
perhaps also the one feeding Sunday off the Jones Beach West End Coast
Guard bar, and the continuing Westchester bird at Five Islands Park in New
Rochelle or at nearby Premium Mill Pond in Larchmont.

Noteworthy reports from Point Lookout include an EARED GREBE near the
jetties Saturday and a THICK-BILLED MURRE today moving west past the
jetties and later seen off Nickerson Beach.

Check coastal Gull flocks for GLAUCOUS and ICELAND, 2 of the latter of
which were at Bush Terminal Piers Park today.

YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS this week were noted at Dreier-Offerman Park Sunday
to Thursday, at the Salt Marsh Nature Center with 2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS
Sunday, and at Jones Beach West End Monday.

Four LAPLAND LONGSPURS were at Jones Beach West End Sunday, with a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK near the Meadowbrook Parkway.

The RED CROSSBILL was still at Midland Beach Staten Island last Sunday, and
some RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue at previously mentioned sites.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483 on weekdays.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
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Subject: Van Cortlandt White Goose
From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym AT fordhamprep.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:50:52 -0500
Thanks for the responses.  Andrew: I have seen the Snow Goose you
photographed and the bird I saw today was not this same bird.  The bird
today is a very clean white, which made me think Ross's.  However, I did
observe the "grin-patch" characteristic of the Snow Goose, which Tom
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Subject: Red-shouldered Hawk. Dutchess co.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:57:41 +0300

viewed from this location at 11.54am on 01-21-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.64672222,-73.56245914

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Subject: Golden Eagle Dutchess co.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:03:24 +0300
Spotted by Pat Aitken over the field. With Arlene Rawls. 
viewed from this location at 1.59pm on 01-21-2017
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Subject: Interesting gull in Brooklyn (two days ago)
From: Joshua Malbin <joshuamalbin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:12:10 -0500
Around midday on Thursday I saw the gull in the eBird checklist below on
Prospect Park Lake. It is either a dark Iceland Gull or a light Thayer's
Gull -- probably the former, but I am not sure. I have asked the opinions
of other, more experienced birders, and they have agreed that it has some
Thayer's possibilities but could also just be a dark Iceland. They have all
also said that they would like to hear other opinions, so I am asking for
those of this group as well. Thoughts welcome.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33784705

For those who want to look for themselves: the bird had flown off by the
time I left on Thursday. Gulls tend to build up on Prospect Park Lake
around midday and most fly elsewhere to roost for the night. It could well
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Subject: Ross's Goose - Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:56:38 -0500
Ross's goose was present in the parking lot by Orchard Beach with a flock of 
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Subject: re:"white goose" Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx County) 1/20
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:22:00 -0500
Dear Martin & all,

The 'white goose' with the Canada Goose flocks that gather & feed on  
the Parade Ground of Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx County, NY) is a Snow  
Goose;  simply by size relative to the many Canadas it is with, we can  
be rather certain of that.  Details observed with closer scoping and  
good photos, especially of the head and bill, fully confirm this bird  
as a Snow (& not a Ross's) Goose.  The Snow Goose has been quite  
regular in appearing at the Parade Ground and the nearby lake;  this  
bird was present at the time I discovered the Pink-footed Goose there,  
which latter has not been seen in about 3 weeks now at that Bronx  
site.  (I saw the Snow Goose again at 4pm this Friday, 20 January 2017.)
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Date:  	1/20/2017
From: 	Carney, Martin
Subject: 	[nysbirds-l] Van Cortlandt White Goose
I observed a white goose with many Canada geese in the northwest  
quadrant
of the parade grounds at Van Cortlandt Park today around 3:30 pm. I
believe it is a Snow Goose but would love more opinions (particularly  
the
kind that would make it a Ross's Goose!). Happy Birding....Martin Carney

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Subject: Re:Thick-billed Murre - Pt. Lookout, Nassau County
From: Michael Zito <michaelzito AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:53:15 -0500
Bird moving west, just went around the jetty before the crane. They are doing 
construction so I didn't want to push it and move any closer. 


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 20, 2017, at 1:35 PM, Michael Zito  wrote:
> 
> Currently between second and third jetty.
> Mike Z.
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Subject: Thank heavens for a reliable end-game !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:10:44 -0500
Once again I had free time to bird this afternoon, and found myself on the
North Fork of L.I., heading east on Sound Ave, with thoughts of a
Townsend's Solitaire repeat, a Black Vulture and some "good geese", flying
around in my head !

After "striking out" on all 3 counts, I needed a boost, so I made tracks
for Aquebogue...and wasn't disappointed by Rufous # 1 !  Just prior to
getting the hummer, at the intersection of Northville Turnpike & Route 105,
Riverhead, I was able to get some nice photos of a perched, juvenile Merlin.

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Subject: Ross's Goose, St Charles Cemetery
From: Robert Taylor <rmtaylo516 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:45:04 -0500
With juv snow goose and Canada's viewed from fence on east side.

Also went to Wainscott, Sandhill Crane still present. Also saw meadowlarks
and wilsons snipe

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Subject: Painted Bunting - YES
From: Jose G <jose.ramirez.garofalo AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:45:43 +0000
PABU is currently feeding in the shrubs along the Arden Ave. beach in
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Subject: County & State Listing - Send in your 2016 Data
From: "Carena Pooth" <carena AT prodigy.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:31:30 -0500
Hey Listers!

 

The NYSOA (New York State Ornithological Association) County and State
Listing Project is accepting data for 2016. If you want to get your numbers
into the 2016 report, don't miss the March 1 deadline. Data may be submitted
online at http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyLists.html, via fax, via email, or
via USPS. 

 

If you're new to this and would like to know more, please read on.

 

The County and State Listing Project is a fun, friendly competition run by
NYSOA. Started in 1992, it continues to attract new participants every year.
Some of the first ones have not missed a single year since the beginning
(watch out, you might get hooked!). The ultimate objective is to encourage
birders of all levels to get out and bird the many varied habitats of New
York State and report their sightings to local clubs, NYSOA regional
editors, and eBird. The competition injects some additional fun into the
important "work" of birding and reporting the birds we see all over NYS.

 

So here's how it works. After the close of each calendar year, participants
send in their LIFE list totals for all of NYS, the 10 Kingbird regions,
and/or the 62 counties, and/or the PELAGIC ZONE (PZ) that was added just
last year. In addition, we have one YEAR list category - for the entire
state. You can send in just one number or as many as 75, or anywhere in
between - it's your choice depending on where you've birded and what records
you've kept. A compilation is produced annually and published in NYSOA's
newsletter and also on the NYSOA website at
http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyLists.html. Forms, a map of the ten Kingbird
regions, and details on the new Pelagic Zone are available on that web page
also.

 

Join in on the fun and see where you stand - statewide, region by region,
county by county - in comparison with other birders all over the state (and
even outside the state). To see what the annual compilation looks like,
check out the archive at http://nybirds.org/ProjCountyLists.html. 

 

But don't miss the deadline! And remember, no reports submitted in previous
years are automatically carried into the next. If you want to be listed, you
must submit your report, even if your numbers haven't changed since the last
one you sent in. 

 

If you've already submitted your 2016 report, thanks! 

If not, I await your data with bated breath!

Carena Pooth

NYSOA

 

PS - The fine print:  The only requirement to participate is that you be a
2017 member of NYSOA, or one of NYSOA's member clubs, or the NYS Young
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Subject: Visiting birders from N. Virginia
From: Trista Nealon <trnealon AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:53:20 -0500
Hi,

My son and I are from Northern Virginia and will be birding Long Island this 
weekend for the first time. We would like to see Common Eider, Harlequin Duck, 
and Snow Bunting. We have eBird, but I always like to check in with the locals 
when birding somewhere new. We'll try for the Townsend's Solitaire too if it's 
still being seen. Any advice or favorite hotspots would be appreciated. Thanks! 


Trista Nealon

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Subject: With thanks for the "buddy system" - once again, a "win-win" !
From: robert adamo <radamo4691 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:13:03 -0500
Finding myself with a bit of free time early this afternoon, I headed down
toward Dune Rd. where I birded between the Post La. Bridge, Quogue and
Shinnicock Inlet, Hampton Bays, Suffolk, Co.

The only birds of note were 5 separate, female-plumaged N.Harriers (3
hunting, while the other 2 were on the marsh, though not actively feeding)
as well as, a bird that was probably a Peregrine Falcon. This raptor had
the specie's size and shape, but was facing away from me, plus the lighting
was very poor. The bird was perched on the osprey nest (but not on the
platform) just east of the entrance road to the old Ponquogue Bridge. It
was resting below the platform, on one of the supports which secure it to
it's vertical "pole". After a short while, the bird dropped down and out of
sight. I tried viewing it from a couple of spots to the east, without
success.

Arriving at the inlet, I met Gary Straus, and learned of his seeing a Snowy
Owl earlier at a location I had just visited...without finding it ! He
graciously escorted me back, and sure enough, *Nyctea scandiaca* awaited us
! How I missed it, I can't say - what I can say, however, is at least I was
able to help Gary get one of his target birds for his "Year List" ! As we
were talking at the inlet (he looking west, while I was looking at the
inlet) he also mentioned his "misses" of the day, with Common Eider leading
the parade. Just then, as if on cue, 2 male eiders ( an adult & a sub )went
by, which I alerted him to, in time for him to get !

On my way home, I took the same way back, without seeing a single N.Harrier.

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Subject: NYS eBird Hotspots: 2 New Counties (Top 10 Locations)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:11:14 -0500
Two counties now have wikipages for each of their Top 10 locations:

*Chautauqua County *
Berry Rd. Marsh
Canadaway Creek WMA
Cheney Rd. Marsh
Dunkirk Airport (DKK)
Dunkirk Harbor
Jamestown Audubon Nature Center
Lake Erie SP
Point Gratiot (3)
Sheridan Cemetery and Fields
Watts Flats WMA

*Onondaga County *
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
Beaver Lake Nature Center (4)
Green Lakes SP
Labrador Hollow Unique Area (Onondaga Co.)
Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park (3)
Onondaga Lake Park (12)
Seneca River and The Northeast Trail, Baldwinsville
Seneca-Oneida-Oswego River Confluence (private)
Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area (10)

* Home page: http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York
* Clickable map:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York#ClickableMap
* Alphabetical counties:
http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York#Alphabetical

Here are a few details about the NYS eBird Hotspots website:

*Bar Charts* (Species Lists): For all county and top 10 location pages
there are tables showing the months, seasons and several time frames for
the current year. Clicking any of these links will bring up a complete list
of species and other taxa with bar charts representing abundance. To see a
list of species for *all* periods click on the name above the months i.e.
'New York State (473 spp.)' or 'Dutchess County (279 spp.)'.

*Maps of sightings*: After bringing up a bar chart list you'll see a MAP
button to the right of each species. Clicking this will produce a map of
the latest sightings. Red icons show sightings within the past 30 days.
Click on the icons to see a list of who reported each species and click on
'Checklist' to view their submission. Click on 'Explore Rich Media' in the
right sidebar to view locations with photos, audio or video. These also
exist for any multi-location page combining the hotspots associated with
the location i.e. Durand-Eastman Park in Monroe County with its 16
locations.

*Printable Checklists*: a link has been created to produce an eBird
checklist (PDF format) for all hotspots on the wiki site. Additional
details are in this email sent to the list <
https://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/msg20153.html >.

Tide Graphs exist for New York County, Kings County (Brooklyn) and Richmond
County (Staten Island). There's a quick link to the tide graphs on the "Go
To >" line highlighted in blue for each location. If there are multiple
graphs on a page the left/right is generally north/south or west/east. If
you spot any issues please let me know off line.

Click '*Overview*' on any of the wiki pages to bring up a sortable list of
all species along with the latest checklists submitted and a list of the
Top eBirders. The default sort is for the latest additions to the State,
County or location.

Check out 'My Location Life List', 'My County Life List' and 'My State Life
List' links on their respective pages.

For each location page click on '*Google Map Directions*' to bring up a
Google Map page. On Google Maps click 'Directions' then 'Transit' to plot a
public transportation route. By clicking 'More Options and Times' you can
refine your search. This also works with 'Driving' and 'Walking'.

Enjoy!
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Subject: Fwd: Painted Bunting still in Staten Island.
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:28:50 -0500
Bird is at end of Arden Avenue not Arbutus. sorry. 

Isaac Grant
Senior Loan Officer

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> From: Richard Veit 
> Date: January 18, 2017 at 10:58:02 AM EST
> To: Isaac Grant 
> Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Painted Bunting still in Staten Island.
> 
> I assume you mean ocean driveway/arden ave?
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Isaac Grant  
wrote: 

>> Seen at 10:40 in usual spot at end of Arbutus Avenue.
>> 
>> Isaac Grant
>> Senior Loan Officer
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Subject: Painted Bunting still in Staten Island.
From: Isaac Grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:40:30 -0500
Seen at 10:40 in usual spot at end of Arbutus Avenue. 

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Subject: Pelagic Trip Photos
From: Tom <thomas.fordhut AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:40:56 -0500
A successful pelagic trip out of Brooklyn this past weekend with See life 
Paulagics (http://paulagics.com) produced many of the expected offshore 
species. Species seen included Common Murres, Razorbill, Dovekie, Atlantic 
Puffin, Northern Fulmar, Black-legged Kittiwake, Lesser Black-backed Gull, and 
Northern Gannet. 


I posted some photos from the trip on my Flickr page here;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77523243 AT N00/

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Doylestown, PA
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Subject: Painted Bunting richmond co.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:40:02 +0300

.at arden and ocen aves. S. I. 
With Bob Hayes and Eric Miller 
viewed from this location 
at 11.1am on 01-17-2017
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.52789811,-74.16028126
Arie Gilbert 
No. Babylon NY 
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Subject: Queens County Bird Club - Wed. Jan 18 - Dan Hendrick presents "Saving Jamaica Bay"
From: "Nancy Tognan" <nancy.tognan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:02:35 -0500
The Queens County Bird Club will be meeting at the Alley Pond Environmental
Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd Douglaston, NY 11362   
>Map of location<  

at 8:00 pm on Wednesday,  January 18, 2017.  Free admission.  Refreshments
served.

Public transportation users:  Meeting location is one mile from Bayside LIRR
station;  you may either walk, take the Q12 bus, or use car service located
at the station.

 

Producer Daniel Hendrick will show us his award-winning documentary film
"Saving Jamaica Bay" and will discuss the environmental challenges that
Jamaica Bay is facing. 

     Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community-led by a family
with roots in the area stretching back more than 100 years-fought the
government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest
open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage,
sewage, sludge and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by actress Susan
Sarandon, the film includes interviews with the community activists who led
the fight, and state and city officials. The film also symbolizes efforts to
preserve nature, combat climate change and invest in neglected national
parks.

 

     DANIEL HENDRICK (Producer and Writer).   With deep roots in New York
City environmental issues, Dan is ideally positioned to produce this
first-ever, full-length documentary on Jamaica Bay. Formerly Vice President
at the New York League of Conservation Voters, he now works at NRG as
Director of External Affairs, working on clean energy policy. Dan is the
author of a book on the bay's history ("Jamaica Bay," Arcadia Press, 2006).
His writing on environmental issues has appeared in The New York Times,
Newsday, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, the New York Daily News, Queens
Chronicle and many others.

       

Nancy Tognan 

nancy.tognan AT gmail.com   

Vice President, Queens County Bird Club 

 

See http://www.qcbirdclub.org/   for more information on trips, speakers,
and other events.

See our 'Birding Maps & Locations' page for directions to and info about
many local birding hotspots

 

* QCBC is a tax exempt, charitable organization {501c3}.  *


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Subject: Black Vulture in Cutchogue
From: Steve Walter <swalter15 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:32:05 -0500
Finally, after 35 years of birding, I got a Black Vulture on Long Island.
This was on the way back from the Townsend's Solitaire, in the Cutchogue
area. I traversed Alvah's Lane in search of the previously reported Ross'
Geese, but didn't find any geese at all. But that led me to a frenzy of
gulls, which turned out to be at the Peconic Recycling and Transfer Corp.,
off Depot Lane. And over the large field beyond it, I saw a small number of
vultures - one of which was not like the others.

 

As for the Townsend's Solitaire, it was mostly in sight between 8:30 and
9:30, and then again between 11:10 and 12:30. Yea, I spent a lot of time
there. I came home with 365 pictures. And while that would suggest it was
cooperative, it faced me much of the time. So I held out hoping to get side
view pictures and the wing pattern. I posted one at
http://stevewalternature.com/ . By the way, 365 is not my record for one
bird. I recall 366 as the number I took of a Red Phalarope at Shinnecock a
few years ago. Had I known I was that close. But I don't know if that's my
record anyway. Too silly a thing to commit to memory.

 

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Bayside, NY


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Subject: Syracuse RBA
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph AT yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:07:35 +0000 (UTC)
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - January 16 2017
*  NYSY  01. 16.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 09, 
2017 - January 16 2017to 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: January 16  AT 5 
p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: 
www.onondagaaudubon.org  Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for 
the week of January 09, 2017. 

Highlights--------------
CACKLING GOOSEGOLDEN EAGLELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND 
GULLTHAYER’S GULLBLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKESHORT-EARED OWLSNOWY OWLNORTHERN 
SAW-WHET OWLGYRFALCON - ExtralimitalNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT 
THRUSHEASTERN TOWHEELAPLAND LONGSPUR 



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

     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen in the mucklands on Rt.31 west of the Seneca 
River. A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Carncross Road.     1/15: A 
SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at the Visitor’s Center. 2 SHORT-EARED were heard at 
Carncross road. 


Onondaga County------------
     1/9: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Inner Harbor on Kirkpatrick Street 
in Syracuse,     1/10: A THAYER’S GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were 
seen from the Onondaga County side on the Oswego River in Phoenix.     1/13: 
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen on 
the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Missen on Saturday it was found 
again yesterday and today.     1/14: A female ESTERN TOWHEE was seen on the 
Erie Canal Trail in Fayetteville.     1/16: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at 
Green Lakes State Park. An ICELAND GULL was seen at the end of the Creek Walk 
at the south end of Onondaga Lake. 


Oswego County------------
     1/10: A BLACK-LEGGED KITTYWAKE was again found at the mouth of the 
Oswego River. It was reported again on the 11th. but not since. A THAYER’S 
GULL was again seen at Phoenix dam and lock on the Oswego River.     1/11: A 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a SNOWY OWL were seen in the Oswego Harbor 
area.     1/12: A SNOWY OWL was again seen at Oswego Harbor. A GRAY CATBIRD 
and a HERMIT THRUSH are still being seen at the Rice Creek Biological Field 
Station in Oswego.     1/13: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen onBell Road in the 
Town of Pennelville. A SNOWY OWL was seen on Co. Rt. 33 south of Rt. 49 in 
Caughdeney. A LESSER BLACK-BLACKED GUKK was again found at Phoenix dam and 
lock.     1/14: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Bell Road in Pennelville.     
1/16: The HERMIT THRUSH and GRAY CATBIRD continue at Rice Creek Field Station 
in Oswego. 


Madison County------------
     1/13: A SNOWY OWL was seen near Fisher Bay north of Bridgeport.

Oneida County------------
     1/14: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Oneida Creek near Verona Beach State 
park. 


Herkimer County------------
     1/11: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at a private residence north of 
Dolgeville. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Murphy road in the Town of 
Manheim.     1/15: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Military Road north of 
Dolgeville. 


Extralimital------------
     A gray GYRFALCON, seen recently, was refound on 1/13 on Hoster Road in 
Canoga south of Seneca Falls in Seneca County. It was seen by many observers on 
1/14 also. Missed yesterday it reappeared today on Kings Corners Road south of 
Hoster Road and then later  on the ice at Cayuga Lake State Park only to fly 
west out of site later in the afternoon.      


         
-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan near Nyack Beach State Park
From: Carole Griffiths <Carole.Griffiths AT liu.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:11:36 +0000
Trumpeter visible with a good scope from Hudson Shore in Sleepy Hollow. Very 
close to shore halfway between the Nyack Condos and the state park, just north 
of the pink house 

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From: bounce-121147431-14379029 AT list.cornell.edu 
 on behalf of Carney, Martin 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:54:02 AM
To: NYSbirds-L AT Cornell.edu
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Trumpeter Swan near Nyack Beach State Park

Sorry for the delayed post but I did observe the Trumpeter Swan yesterday south 
of the park in front of the house until about 1:15 pm. At that point it joined 
some Canada Geese and swam around the jetties, out of view. Bring your 
scope....Martin Carney 

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Subject: Glaucous gull Coopers Neck Pond Watermill
From: tomster101 <tomster101 AT optonline.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:50:28 -0500
Juvenile Glaucous Gull in center of pond.

Tom Moran
Shoreham

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Subject: Long Lake sponsored Birding Weekend
From: Joan Collins <joan.collins AT frontier.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:53:11 -0500
Hi Everyone,

 

The Long Lake (Hamilton Co.) Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a
winter birding weekend in the Central Adirondacks on Saturday, January 28
and Sunday, January 29, 2017.

 

Brief details are on the Long Lake website in the winter events listing at
http://mylonglake.com/calendar-of-events-20122013-2/winter/ 

For more detailed info (including options on where to stay) click on the
calendar item and choose "more details" at
http://mylonglake.com/calendar-of-events-20122013-2/ 

For those who prefer Facebook, visit
https://www.facebook.com/mylonglake/photos/a.10154933890673593.1073741917.22
2041983592/10154933911048593/?type=3
 &theater

 

Thanks to the Town of Long Lake for their continued interest in sponsoring
year-round birding field trips and events!

 

Joan Collins

President, NYS Ornithological Association

Editor, New York Birders

Long Lake, NY

(315) 244-7127 cell       

(518) 624-5528 home

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Subject: Ross's Goose Chenango NY Broome County
From: David Nicosia <daven102468 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:46:32 -0500
This morning George Chiu found a Ross's Goose with a group of Canada geese
at Boland Pond in Chenango, NY. The bird didn't stay long and flew off
to the south. I re-found the bird within a grouping of Canada Geese at
Chenango Bridge
Park in Chenango, NY later in the morning. The bird continues in this
general area as of
late afternoon. This is the second time in the last 4 weeks that Ross's
Geese have
been recorded in Broome County. Before this, we have never recorded a
Ross's Goose in Broome County before!!

Here are two photos...
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33686353


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Johnson City, NY

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Subject: Ross's Goose Chenango, NY Broome County
From: david nicosia <daven1024 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:37:58 +0000 (UTC)
This morning George Chiu found a Ross's Goose with a group of Canada geeseat 
Boland Pond in Chenango, NY. The bird didn't stay long and flew offto the 
south. I re-found the bird within a grouping of Canada Geese at Chenango 
Bridge Park in Chenango, NY later in the morning. The bird continues in this 
general area as oflate afternoon. This is the second time in the last 4 weeks 
that Ross's Geese have been recorded in Broome County. Before this, we have 
never recorded a Ross's Goose in Broome County before!!  

Here are two photos...http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33686353


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Subject: Black-headed Gull at 5 Islands Park cont.
From: Andrew Block <ablock22168 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:22:39 +0000 (UTC)
As of 2pm today the adult Black-headed Gull continues at 5 Islands Park in 
Larchmont.  It was seen preening on the rocks across from the bridge over to 
the island.  Finally got it after three tries over the last two years. 

Andrew Andrew v. F. Block
Consulting Naturalist
20 Hancock Avenue, Apt. 3
Yonkers, Westchester Co., New York 10705-4629
Phone: 914-963-3080; Cell: 914-319-9701 


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Subject: Central Park, NYC 1/15 (& Painted Bunting update, Staten Island)
From: Thomas Fiore <tomfi2 AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:12:12 -0500
The Painted Bunting originally found by Maya Shikman & friends on  
Staten Island on 1/13, at & near the (SE) foot of Arden Avenue (&  
which, from some photos, may be a female or a young male) was seen  
through this Sunday afternoon (1/15), by others in the same area as  
the prior sightings (in Richmond County, NY, a borough of New York  
City).

----------------
Central Park, Manhattan, N.Y. City
Sunday, 15 January, 2017

A first-winter-plumaged Red-headed Woodpecker [p*] continues today in  
the vicinity of (a path just west of) Fifth Avenue near East 68th  
Street, often a bit north of the rustic pavillion on the rock outcrop  
at The Dene (officiaI name of this area in Central) - this bird, which  
has no 'obvious' red yet in its head feathering, & has some wavy black  
stripes thru each of its white wing patches, has been seen by scores  
if not hundreds of birders, thru the past week, at this location.

Among the at-least 62 additional species of native/wild birds seen in  
the past week in Central Park have been these, many -if not all-  
ongoing in various locations:

Pied-billed Grebe  [p]
Double-crested Cormorant  [p]
Great Blue Heron  [p]
Turkey Vulture (few & lyovers only)
Canada Goose  [p]
Wood Duck  [p]
Gadwall  [p]
American Black Duck  [p]
Mallard  [p]
Northern Shoveler  [p]
Northern Pintail  [p]
Green-winged Teal'  [p]  ['American]
Bufflehead  [p]
Hooded Merganser  [p]
Ruddy Duck  [p]
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk  [p]
Red-tailed Hawk  [p]
American Kestrel  [p]
Peregrine Falcon  [p]
American Coot  [p]
Ring-billed Gull  [p]
[American] Herring Gull  [p]
Great Black-backed Gull  [p]
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove  [p]
Belted Kingfisher  [p]
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  [p]
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Hairy Woodpecker  [p]
Yellow-shafted Flicker  [p]
Blue Jay  [p]
Common Raven  [p]
American Crow  [p]
Black-capped Chickadee  [p]
Tufted Titmouse  [p]
Red-breasted Nuthatch
[Eastern] White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper  [p]
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  [p]
Hermit Thrush  [p]
American Robin  [p]
Gray Catbird  [p]
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher  [p]
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing  [p]
Eastern Towhee  [p]
[Red] Fox Sparrow  [p]
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow  [p]
White-throated Sparrow  [p]
Slate-colored Junco  [p]
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird  [p]
Common Grackle  [p]
Brown-headed Cowbird  [p]
House Finch  [p]
American Goldfinch  [p]
House Sparrow

*A [p] indicates the species was observed & also photographed during  
this week in Central Park.

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good birding; and thanks to those quietly observing,
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Subject: Brooklyn Black-headed Gull
From: Roberta <roberta.manian AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:17:50 -0500
Also one on Coney Island Creek beach IN. Brooklyn. Half way out to Norton Point 
. 


Bobbi Manian
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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull in Montauk still preset
From: "Krinsky, Robert" <RKrinsky AT Segalco.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:03:06 +0000
Still present at 11:00 with a Bonapartes across the road.

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Subject: Rusty Blackbird-Quogue Wildlife Refuge- Suffolk County
From: Eileen Schwinn <beachmed AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:26 -0500
A male Rusty Blackbird was located this morning around 10:00, under the feeders 
by the Nature Center, actively feeding. Fox Sparrow also in the parking lot 
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Subject: Black-headed Gull in Montauk still preset
From: Karen Rubinstein <karrubi AT gmail.com>
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Vicki Bustamante reports that the Black-headed Gull is still present at Little 
Reed Pond in Montauk. 


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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire: Yes (Suffolk Co.) Sunday 15 Jan
From: Karen Fung <easternbluebird AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:38:03 -0500
Continues in junipers and in woods across from 1625 North Sea Drive in Southold 
(north fork of Long Island). Observed by Malcolm, Ursula, Junko, John and 
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Subject: Eurasian wigeon Eastport Suff vo.
From: Arie Gilbert <ariegilbert AT optonline.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:07:54 +0300
Pepperidge lake
.
Viewed from this location:  40.82020645,-72.7394016 
at 9.06am on 01-15-2017
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Subject: Northport Winter Bird Census Results
From: Brent Bomkamp <bbomkamp AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:39:51 -0500
Hi All,

The first ever Northport Winter Bird Census took place today, covering the
area between the Northern Nassau and Smithtown CBC circles on the North
Shore of Long Island.  The count was conducted by 10 intrepid observers
(Ken and Sue Feustel, Tim Dunn, Taylor Sturm, Pete Morris, Norm Klein,
Brent Bomkamp, and John Gluth) who recorded 87 species on the day of the
count, and 92 including count week birds.  Unfortunately, the rescheduling
of the pelagic resulted in us losing several counters, and ultimately
caused gaps in coverage leading to some difficult misses (Yellow-rumped
Warbler, Common Grackle, etc.)  The highlights were:

*Greater White-fronted Goose* - West Hollow Middle School, Melville (TD)
*Cackling Goose* - Carpenter Farm, Greenlawn (TD)
Wood Duck - Betty Allen Nature Park, Centerport (TD)
Eurasian Wigeon - Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (PM and TS)
*Harlequin Duck *- Valley Grove, Eatons Neck (BB)
Red-necked Grebe - Valley Grove, Eatons Neck (BB)
Black-bellied Plover - Target Rock, Lloyd Neck (KF and SF)
American Woodcock - Northport High School (TS)
Northern Saw-whet Owl - Northport (PM and TS)
*Red-headed Woodpecker* - Makamah Preserve, Fort Salonga (JG)
Brown Thrasher - Carpenter Farm, Greenlawn (TD)
*Orange-crowned Warbler *- Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (NK)

Other highlights include 32 Canvasback, three Great Cormorants, 15 Great
Horned Owls, 19 Eastern Screech-owl, 70 Tufted Titmice, and five Rusty
Blackbirds.  We hope to make this count an annual occurrence, so please
keep us in mind for next year.  Thank you to all of those who managed to
help out!

Good birding,

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Subject: Roughleg trip
From: Michael Britt <sootyshear AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:22:46 -0500
Mark French, Shayna Marchese, Mike Ruscigno, Diane Tishler, and myself took
an open-country winter raptor trip today. The Black Dirt Region held 15+
NORTHERN HARRIERS (six gray ghosts), 1 "Northern" RED-TAILED HAWK
(abieticola), 7 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS (four light, three dark), 6 SHORT-EARED
OWLS (hunting Oil City pre-dawn), 500+ HORNED LARKS, 200 SNOW BUNTING, & 2
LAPLAND LONGSPURS (Liberty Lane).

The Shawangunk Grasslands held 14+ NORTHERN HARRIERS (This is certainly an
undercount, since birds that dispersed earlier in the day come back to the
roost site late in the day.), 1 "Northern" RED-TAILED HAWK (abieticola), 1
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (dark), & 11+ SHORT-EARED OWLS (Best count in the air at
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number popped up close to the viewing platform, after the initial group.).

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Subject: Re: Townsend's Solitaire YES and Ross Goose
From: John Mora <johnmmora AT optonline.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:02:09 -0500
Good evening.

The Townsend Solitaire was active and visible in the afternoon. It was alert 
and stood often at top of pines and telephone lines. We observed it eat a 
juniper berry. Number of times it defecated indicated a well fed bird. Good 
news for its likely survival. 


The Sound near the Solitaire revealed small rafts of White Winged Scoters, one 
Common Loon and one Red Throated Loon. 


We were at at Belmont Lake State Park at 10:30 AM and the Barnacle Goose was 
not present. Most Canada geese were gone. We saw One pair of Common Mergansers 
and 6 Ring Necked ducks. Coots remain. 


The private golf course near the cemetery had large numbers of grazing Canada 
Geese and one adult Ross Goose. Pines near links entrance had many Red Breasted 
Nuthatches. We had three in one glass in the parking lot. No Barnacle, alas, 
again. 


Cheers.

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> The Townsend's Solitaire has just been observed on North Sea Drive. 
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Subject: Re: Painted Bunting YES (Staten Island)
From: Joe T <jbirds268 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:34:56 +0000 (UTC)
Bird continues at about 3:00 pm at the end of Ocean Avenue, which is right off 
the end of Arden Avenue on the south shore of the island. There is a regular 
lesser black-backed gull there also.   

JT 

 On Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:25 AM, Jose G 
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 Female Painted Bunting is being seen just off of Arden Ave. on Staten 
Island.  

Here is the exact location:

Dropped Pinnear 1760 Arden Ave, Staten Island, NY 
10312https://goo.gl/maps/MgL8GS24HAm-- 

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Subject: Painted Bunting on Staten Island - YES
From: Joe T <jbirds268 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:29:30 +0000 (UTC)
Seen in the snow at about 3:00 pm at the end of Ocean Avenue, which is right 
off the end of Arden Avenue on the south shore of the island. There is a 
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Subject: Top 10 Locations Reviewed (NYS eBird Hotspots)
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:48:29 -0500
For the wiki pages the Top 10 locations (single and grouped sub-locations)
have been reviewed for Monroe County. The locations promoted to top 10 are
highlighted green. The sites that were moved out of the Top 10 still have
pages dedicated to them but they're static meaning they don't need
maintenance except for informational links added to the bottom section of
the page.

I broke up the wikipage called 'Braddock Bay Complex' since it was
potentially hiding too many good birding locations.

http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

*MONROE COUNTY*
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
Braddock Bay Park
Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area
Hogan Point
Island Cottage Woods
Braddock Bay Complex
Irondequoit Bay
Lasalle Landing Park
Ontario Beach and Charlotte Pier
Webster Park

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Subject: Black headed Gull in Montauk
From: Karen Rubinstein <karrubi AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:18:02 -0500
Vicki Bustamante just called to say she is watching a black headed Gull at 
Little Reed Pond in Montauk. To reach it drive down East Lake Drive Little Reed 
Is a marshy pond on the east side of the street. The Gull is quite cooperative, 
sitting and feeding. 


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Subject: Townsend's Solitaire YES
From: Jose G <jose.ramirez.garofalo AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:34:16 +0000
I am writing this on behalf of Mike Shanley:

The Townsend's Solitaire has just been observed on North Sea Drive.
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Subject: Sandhill Crane in Wainscot
From: Karen Rubinstein <karrubi AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:24:54 -0500
The Sandhill Crane in Wainscot New York continues.It is being seen at the edge 
of the pond from Wainscot Main road across from the chapel. It is often 
obscured by the grasses at the pond's edge so be patient and wait for the crane 
to raise its head 


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Subject: Trumpeter Swan near Nyack Beach State Park
From: "Carney, Martin" <carneym AT fordhamprep.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:54:02 -0500
Sorry for the delayed post but I did observe the Trumpeter Swan yesterday
south of the park in front of the house until about 1:15 pm.  At that point
it joined some Canada Geese and swam around the jetties, out of view.
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Subject: Painted Bunting YES (Staten Island)
From: Jose G <jose.ramirez.garofalo AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:25:28 +0000
Female Painted Bunting is being seen just off of Arden Ave. on Staten
Island.

Here is the exact location:


Dropped Pin
near 1760 Arden Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312
https://goo.gl/maps/MgL8GS24HAm
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From: Phil Jeffrey <phil.jeffrey AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:17:26 -0500
Under the "more" menu in Gmail select "Filter Messages Like These" and you
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Subject: ADMIN: DMARC Alert!
From: "Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes" <cth4 AT cornell.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:03:28 +0000
It appears that Gmail has joined the ranks of Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, and others 
with respect to their DMARC policy: 
https://sendgrid.com/blog/gmail-dmarc-update-2016/. 


The key is that when certain email hosts follow DMARC policy, any time a 
message is claimed to have been sent from that identical host’s email server 
(i.e., a message posted by a subscriber with a Gmail email address, being read 
by a recipient with a Gmail email address) but which does not originate *from* 
the host’s servers (eList messages are distributed from Cornell’s servers), 
that email host (recipients with a Gmail account) will reject the message and 
mark it as spam or junk mail. Because all messages sent to NYSbirds-L are sent 
*from* the sender’s email address and then ultimately distributed *from* 
Cornell’s eList servers, they no longer follow DMARC guidelines and may be 
filtered undesirably by the recipient’s host server, depending upon your host 
(i.e., Yahoo to Yahoo, Hotmail to Hotmail, AOL to AOL, Gmail to Gmail, etc.). 
This is a primary issue with hosts following DMARC policy and is ultimately 
because of free email accounts being hacked or used to distribute junk mail and 
malware. 


Please take care to check your spam folder or turn off spam filtering 
altogether, should you find lots of NYSbirds-L eList messages going into your 
junk/spam folder. 


You can also check some of the archive sites to make sure your aren’t missing 
anything. 


Here are some archive websites:

http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

Hope this helps...somewhat!

Sincerely,
Chris T-H

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Subject: eBird.org: Recent Additions to County Checklists
From: Ben Cacace <bcacace AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:47:50 -0500
When working on the NYS eBird Hotspots wiki I'll compare the previous bar
chart list of species with the current one picking up any additions or
deletions. By going to each county's 'Overview' page you can determine the
date the species was added by county. Some are from newly submitted
checklists from several months/years ago.

It isn't possible to spot these additions from old checklists. On the
'Overview' page you can sort on 'First Seen' but if the species wasn't
added recently it won't appear at the top of the list.

For each county on the wiki click the 'Overview' link on the 'Explore a
Location' line:
— http://ebirding-nys.wikispaces.com/Birding+in+New+York

Yellow highlights a species added for the first time over the past few
months.

*Albany County:*
Ross's Goose (15-Dec-2016)

*Dutchess County:*
Barnacle Goose (11-Mar-1990)
Yellow Rail (16-Sep-1992)

*Rockland County:*
Trumpeter Swan (2-Jan-2017)

*Saratoga County:*
Ross's Goose (7-Jan-2017)

*Westchester County:*
Little Gull (22-Apr-1985)

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Ben Cacace
Manhattan, NYC
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Subject: NYC Area RBA: 13 January 2017
From: Gail Benson <gbensonny AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:33:25 -0500
-RBA
* New York
* New York City, Long Island, Westchester County
* Jan. 13, 2017
* NYNY1701.13

- Birds Mentioned

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE+
BARNACLE GOOSE+
TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE+
PAINTED BUNTING+
(+ Details requested by NYSARC)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
ROSS’S GOOSE
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
TUNDRA SWAN
Eurasian Wigeon
HARLEQUIN DUCK
SANDHILL CRANE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Iceland Gull
GLAUCOUS GULL
Snowy Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Orange-crowned Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
RED CROSSBILL
EVENING GROSBEAK

If followed by (+) please submit documentation of your report
electronically and use the NYSARC online submission form found at
http://www.nybirds.org/NYSARC/goodreport.htm

You can also send reports and digital image files via email to
nysarc44nybirdsorg

If electronic submission is not possible, hardcopy reports and photos or
sketches are welcome. Hardcopy documentation should be mailed to:

Gary Chapin - Secretary
NYS Avian Records Committee (NYSARC)
125 Pine Springs Drive
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

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

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

Transcriber:  Gail Benson

[~BEGIN RBA TAPE~]

Greetings! This is the New York Rare Bird Alert for Friday, January 13,
2017 at 6:00 pm.

The highlights of today’s tape are TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, PAINTED BUNTING,
SANDHILL CRANE, PINK-FOOTED, BARNACLE, ROSS’S and GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE, TUNDRA SWAN, HARLEQUIN DUCK, BLACK-HEADED and GLAUCOUS GULLS,
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, RED CROSSBILL, and EVENING GROSBEAK.

With most of this week’s rarities holdovers from earlier, one that wasn’t
was a male PAINTED BUNTING appearing briefly at a Yonkers feeder last
Sunday morning, its visit presumably prompted by the weekend’s storm.  Then
today a female PAINTED BUNTING was spotted on Staten Island at the end of
Arden Avenue, which is in Annadale, reached from Hylan Boulevard.

The TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE, first spotted on the north fork last Friday, was
still feeding in the cedars along North Sea Drive northwest of Southold as
of today.  Look for the bird around the cedars usually on the Long Island
Sound side of the road in the vicinity of a blue house #1625 N. Sea Drive –
it does range along the road and occasionally to the other side and can sit
quietly, sometimes hidden, for awhile.  Please park carefully; this is a
narrow road.

A SANDHILL CRANE has been present on Wainscott Pond recently, at least
through Wednesday, and is best viewed from Wainscott Main Road at the north
end of the pond.  Three other SANDHILLS were noted flying southwest over
Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers late Monday morning, these likely the three
moving north over Fort Tryon Park back on the 5th.

For the GEESE, the PINK-FOOTED was still frequenting Hendrickson Park in
Valley Stream yesterday, and the BARNACLE has been most regularly seen in
the morning at Belmont Lake State Park before the geese fly out towards the
Pinelawn and St. Charles cemeteries and adjacent golf course west of
Belmont Lake.  ROSS’S GEESE continue to pop up in the area, with 1 at
Hendrickson Park, 3 visiting Elda Lake off Phelps Lane in north Babylon and
another flying over Aquabogue, all last Sunday, with 4 off Alvah’s Lane in
Cutchogue Thursday and noted flying by there today.

Among the GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE reports were singles at Southard’s
Pond Saturday and nearby Elda Lake Monday, 1 at Georgica Pond in East
Hampton Monday, 1 on Agawam Lake in Southampton, and 1 back on Playland
Lake in Rye at least Monday and Tuesday, this bird flying out early.

CACKLING GEESE are sometimes found in the local CANADA flocks, and the 2
TUNDRA SWANS were still on Lake Ronkonkoma today.

A drake EURASION WIGEON was still visiting the Salt Marsh Nature Center at
Marine Park Brooklyn to Tuesday, with 1 on Pepperidge Lake in Eastport
Wednesday, 1 still on Staten Island, off Arthur Kill Road Thursday, and 1
near Fresh Pond in Northport today.

Look for HARLEQUIN DUCKS along the Jones inlet and Shinnecock inlet jetties.

Adult BLACK-HEADED GULLS continue on Cammans Pond in Merrick and at Five
Islands Park in New Rochelle.

A GLAUCOUS GULL was spotted at Bush Terminal Piers Park, Brooklyn,
Wednesday, another continues at Shinnecock Inlet, and a couple remain in
Bellport, often on ponds in the Atlantic Point Apartments complex in North
Bellport, where up to 4 ICELAND GULLS have also been reported.  Another
ICELAND visited Prospect Park Lake Monday and 1 or more have been along the
Brooklyn waterfront between Bush Terminal Piers Park and the Brooklyn Army
Terminal Pier 4.

The arrival of wintering SNOWY, NORTHERN SAW-WHET, LONG-EARED and
SHORT-EARED OWLS in our area once again prompts us to remind birders to
please keep a respectful distance from roosting OWLS – do not in any way
hinder their ability to survive with irresponsible disturbances.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS have recently been in Central and Hendrickson Parks
and at the Makamah Preserve in Fort Salonga.

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER were along the fisherman’s
road at Jones Beach West End this week, with other ORANGE-CROWNEDS also
elsewhere.

Last Saturday on Staten Island the female RED CROSSBILL was still at
Midland Beach and an EVENING GROSBEAK was reported flying over Wolf’s Pond
Park.

The provenance of a TRUMPETER SWAN recently off Nyack Beach State Park in
Rockland County has not been determined, its origin possibly questionable.

To phone in reports call Tom Burke at (212) 372-1483 on weekdays.

This service is sponsored by the Linnaean Society of New York and the
National Audubon Society. Thank you for calling.

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Subject: Painted Bunting on Staten Island
From: isaac grant <hosesbroadbill AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:23:57 -0500
Forwarding this email on behalf of Mike Shanley as his emails go to spam
many times for me.

The end of Arden Avenue is just off of Hylan Blvd and looks over Raritan
Bay.

Mike falecore AT yahoo.com [SINaturaList] 
5:17 PM (2 minutes ago)
to NYSBIRDS_L

Maya Shikman and Liz Dluhos found a female type Painted Bunting late this
afternoon at the foot of Arden Ave in Annadale Staten Island. The bird was
still there when I left at 5pm. It was frequenting the grasses on both
sides of Arden. Last spotted by large pine over near Martin house area.

Great find Maya!

-Mike Shanley

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Subject: Painted Bunting - Staten Island
From: Mike <falecore AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:17:47 -0500
Maya Shikman and Liz Dluhos found a female type Painted Bunting late this 
afternoon at the foot of Arden Ave in Annadale Staten Island. The bird was 
still there when I left at 5pm. It was frequenting the grasses on both sides of 
Arden. Last spotted by large pine over near Martin house area. 


Great find Maya! 

-Mike Shanley 

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Subject: Canvasback Playland Lake
From: Dave Medd <dmedd906 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:08:02 -0500
3 Canvasvacks ~10 am

Sent from my iPhone

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